Morning Reads for Friday, May 12, 2017

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xdog
xdog

You choose. For the West, the nuanced vocal stylings of Don Trump Un: “I’m for open trade, free trade, but I also want smart trade and fair trade. But they’ll say, “He’s not a free-trader,” at 10%. But if I say we’re putting a reciprocal tax on, it may be 62% or it may be 47%, I mean massive numbers, and nobody can complain about it. It’s really sort of an amazing thing.” Or for China, an excellent educational video in favor of free trade, even if it’ll probably end up used for propaganda purposes: The Belt and Road Is… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s official as of this week. The Russia story is never going to go away. It will keep returning to the headlines, because Trump has a penchant for doing things to bring attention to it and make it worse. Nixon was taken down by his attempts to cover up Watergate, including efforts to stifle the FBI that amounted to abuse of power and interference with an investigation. Trump is setting himself to go down even if he personally did not collude with the Russians. Ignorance, combined with his impulsiveness and childishness, will insure he continues managing the Russia story by… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

A guy on the radio this morning was saying that this was a coverup in search of a crime.

Noway2016
Noway2016

With all of this Comey Firing Hysteria coming from The Left, did any of yall object this badly when Bubba fired Sessions in ’93? I don’t believe so.
And let’s see…yall use to love anything Russia…now you don’t. They’re now the Boogerman.
Yall used to hate Comey…now you love him. Hmmmm…
Sally Fields in Sybil got nuthin’ on you people!

One more thing: Do you think the new Director will open an investigation of felonious unmasking?

davidmac
davidmac

So predictable. Because Clinton!!!

Except Bill Sessions was the subject of a 161-page ethics investigation by the DOJ, with sworn testimony from 100 FBI agents that he abused his post. And that Bill Sessions was called, twice, by Clinton and asked to resign before Clinton fired him.

There is precisely one thing in common between Sessions’ dismissal and Comey’s dismissal, and that is they were dismissed.

http://www.businessinsider.com/last-fbi-director-fired-bill-clinton-william-sessions-2017-5

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“I have a certified letter. I’m not just saying that. It says I’m not involved in Russia.” – Trump.

Whoa!!! That’s only a step down from the Bible, of which Trump said “Nobody reads the Bible more than me.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

And here are some quotes, in case you’re among the group of Rubepublicans limited to two week memory spans—You do know you’re in the age of the internets where people can easily look things up? Trump: “I have to give the FBI credit, that was so bad what happened originally, and it took guts for director Comey to make the move that he made in the light of the kind of opposition he had when they’re trying to protect [Clinton] from criminal prosecution.” Sessions: “[Trump] had an absolute duty, in my opinion, 11 days [before the election] or not, to… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

So Noway, in furtherance of my amateur psychology studies, I am interested in your response to these: – As stated before, Sessions had been stealing money. This is not the same as Comey, right? – Who are you saying used to love Russia? Liberals? Where did you get that idea from? We all tried to love Russia when Boris Yeltsin was around I guess, but since then, not so much. Right? You understand that Vladimir Putin has taken Russia into a distinctly adversarial position over the past few years, right? If people have changed their opinion of Russia, maybe they… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok… The AG might have the permission to see the names in their official capacity, but not the legal OK to release them publicly. That is a felony and the new FBI director has a duty to investigate that. Trust me when I speculate some Obama officials will be charged criminally here. What else…lemme re-read your post… OK…Dems as a group have always loved and coddled Soviet/Russians. Never met one they didn’t adore… Ok…Months and months of fruitless investigations and even admissions by gov’t officials (Clapper as example…) say there is no evidence of any Trump personal collusion or mischief…… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Trust me when I speculate some Obama officials will be charged criminally here. Why, exactly? Because of your experience working with DoJ, State, DoD, the NSC, or any of the major intel agencies? The “unmasking” of Michael Flynn was perfectly legitimate and was necessary for Susan Rice and the intel community to do their jobs. There is no evidence that Rice, or any other Obama Administration official, publicly disclosed Flynn’s identity. Given the fact that the Trump White House is leakier than a dollar store colander, it’s probably more likely that someone within the Trump campaign/transition leaked the fact the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Best thing for you a me specifically, is to not engage in a back and forth in this particular set of issues. We’ll never agree or even be really civil about it. Let’s just give it, say, six months, to see how much if any of what I predict, happens. One of us will be more right than the other. I’m thinking it will be me!

Benevolus
Benevolus

In November a lot of us had to come to the realization that this country isn’t what we thought it was. But I will say, I don’t think it is what you think it is either.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’ll give some some credit for that thought. Is reasonable. I’ll also give your side some acknowledgement that Trump is the gift that keeps in giving: The recording comment today was incredibly stupid. That we can agree on.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Pee on the electric fence? If only someone would tell Trump, or he otherwise get it in his mind, to lick a metal light pole on a 10 Fahrenheit day.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump banned the American press from his meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. Russian state media promptly released pictures of Trump gripping and grinning with the diplomats after the meeting, the White House being too incompetent to realize that the person introduced as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s personal photographer also worked for the state-owned Tass news agency.

A WH official said “They tricked us” and “They lie.” Who knew? Yeah, the extreme vetting by the author of The Art of The Deal has us in good hands.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, “duh…”. How are they gonna continue to conspire to screw the Dems if they let “Merican” press in there?!?!?!? You two really have to get with the program!

Ohhhh….How about the Trump threat to release recordings of Comey’s saying he wasn’t under investigation??! Comey better think twice about lying!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump knows things, and that’s a threat that ought to have Comey quaking. Just like Obama quaked in response to Trump’s evidence that Obama wire-tapped him at Trump Tower.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Unrelated, but do any of you know of folks who have experience with LSD, especially microdosing? Here’s an article about Cary Grant. Is there anything yall have ever heard that it helps concentration or performance?
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/12/cary-grant-how-100-acid-trips-in-tinseltown-changed-my-life-lsd-documentary

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The movie “Becoming Cary Grant” will probably be worth seeing.

Noway2016
Noway2016

If this is addressed, it would be interesting. Even a the staunch conservative that I am, I have no prob whatsoever with legalizing all of it and regulating the dosage strengths. Open treatment centers if we must.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Why do you ask? Plan on picking some up in Sri Lanka?*

*I’m totally not trying to prevent you from getting back in the country, but CBP is gonna have some questions when they read this comment section.

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Hell, no! If I were to ever try and get some, places like that would be the last one’s I’d try! Maybe some ayahuasca and piranha fillets in some Amazon village.

John Vestal
John Vestal

LSD? Sri Lanka?

“Ceylon down the line, ’bout a….half a mile or so….”

Noway2016
Noway2016

No worries, John. Thank God for open posting in Morning Reads.

Ellynn
Ellynn

My third cousin runs a hospital in a larger inland cities of Sir Lanka. She’s on loan from her order to a convent there until 2019. Has a huge school too. So be nice to the nuns.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Oh, buh-ruther! Next there will be a big stink made about some white kid breathing out loud – you know it’s gotta be “racist” breathing.