In the “No Shoot, Sherlock” Category of Breaking News

April 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Honey, if “probably” is the best they could do

 

He took money from Russia and Turkey and then didn’t reveal that when he wanted his security clearance back to serve President Trump.

Here’s the Fun With Republican Math part.

Chaffetz stressed that the government ought to “recover the money” that was paid to Flynn by foreign entities — a figure that would at least be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

We know he took $45,000 from Russia and more than $500,000 from Turkey so, yeah that’s tens of thousands.  That’s 545 tens of thousands.

Flynn could face jail time but don’t count on Jeff Sessions to make a big deal of it.  Or to even see it. I don’t even think Sessions even casts a reflection in a mirror at this point.

 

“Spine-ectomy”

March 24, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Shockingly, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a determination letter yesterday that the lease of the old post office in Washington, DC, now known as the Cheeto International Hotel, is VALID, even though it states in plain language in the lease that, “No … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom…”   Stupidly, the letter hides behind the fact that Cheeto Jesus put this business in a trust.  Yes, it is in a trust – a revocable trust, run by his children.

The Daily Beast interviewed George Washington University Professor of Government Procurement Law Steven L. Schooner who said, “Not only is the conclusion unexpected and unpersuasive, as a matter of law, but, as a matter of policy, it is harmful to the integrity—and thus credibility—of GSA, the Presidency, and federal procurement process.” When asked how the GSA could come to the conclusion it did he gave a simple reason, “Spine-ectomy.”

So lets lay this out in plain language – the GSA employee who negotiated the contract, Kevin Terry, has just stated publicly that his boss’s boss, who is in clear, undeniable conflict of interest, is not actually in conflict of interest, even though he is the highest elected official in the land.  It’s basically “Nothing to see here, move along.”

If you had any doubt, this is what creeping corruption looks like.  We are becoming Russia, one lease at a time.

Misspoke Has Morphed Into Misled

January 30, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, so a lie is a lie is a lie is a lie.

(Typing that made me feel like a back-up singer in a Hawaiian band.)

But, here’s the deal.

 

That’s the headline.

Then we get to the story.

Steve Mnuchin, former chairman and chief executive officer of OneWest Bank, known for its aggressive foreclosure practices, flatly denied in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee that OneWest used “robo-signing” on mortgage documents.

But records show the bank utilized the questionable practice in Ohio.

“The guy is just lying. There’s no other way to say it,” said Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio.

You can read the whole horror stories of what this sumbitch did.  What he did was steal people’s houses.  Gleefully.  I suspect he shaved off his Snidely Whiplash mustache right before the hearing but he still has Miss Nell tied up somewhere.

If he will lie in a sworn statement and commit raw perjury to get this job, what the fool tarnation do you expect him to do under the sweet protective arm of Donald Trump and Steve Bannon?

He’s gonna screw us all.

 

 

North Carolina No Longer a Democracy

December 23, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

North Carolina, after passing it’s radical gerrymandering plan and repressive voting regulations designed to make it harder to vote, has now been rated by the Electoral Integrity Project as comparable to Cuba, Sierra Leone, and Indonesia.  It’s legal framework and registration restrictions position the state comparable to Venezuela and Iran.  Looking at all the relevant measures, North Carolina can no longer be considered a real democracy.  Welcome to the new “normal”.

Trump is Conflicted About His Conflicts with US Conflict of Interests Policies and Conflicted About the Time He’ll Talk About Conflicts. It’s a Conflict.

December 12, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

It’s a conflict, so he’s postponing to January, which is a conflict.

The “Caldron of Conflicts”

November 26, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

trump-idiotThe NYT has a good opinion piece today about how we are entering uncharted waters with the ascendency of Cheeto Jesus to the (….urp) Presidency.  His conflicts are so extensive that the security and the US will be constantly and deeply threatened every minute of every day of every month of every year this dangerous demagogue infests the WH.