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.

 

Somebody Finally Said It

April 05, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Yesterday, in a remarkable made-for-television moment, Texas representative Joaquin Castro finally said it:

“I wouldn’t be surprised after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail.”

It came during an interview on CNN about the House investigation into Russia’s meddling in our election and the more than creepy warm and fuzzy relationship between Trumpworld and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

FINALLY, someone in Washington has said what millions of Americans have been thinking.

Y’all, He Was Just Applying for an ATM Card

March 28, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

I know everybody is all Honey,-have-you-heard! about Jared Kushner meeting with officials representing a Russian bank while it was under sanctions.

He was simply applying for an ATM card.  You know, in case the sanctions were lifted, because he had heard from pillow talk that may happen under a Trump administration.

U.S. officials said that after meeting with Russian Kislyak at Trump Tower last December, a meeting also attended by Flynn, Kushner met later in December with Sergei Gorkov, chairman of Vnesheconombank.

White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirmed the meetings, saying nothing of consequence was discussed.

Gorkov was appointed head of VEB in early 2016 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He graduated from the Federal Security Service, or FSB, Russia’s internal security agency. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Services to the Fatherland, according to the bank’s website.

“Nothing of consequence.”  Oh sure, we believe that. Just some guys sitting around talking about the Super Bowl.

(As an aside, there is a White House spokeswoman named Hope Hicks?  The Hicks part caught my eye and my funny bone this morning.  So, I looked her up.  She’s a lovely young woman who is one of Ivanka’s models.  I am completely serious.)

 

Where’s Manafort?

February 23, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

My friend Pam frets daily about Paul Manafort.  Where the hell is he, she wants to know.  She firmly believes that man is the key to something big.

I kinda dismissed it all because I am already overwhelmed with trying to figure this crap out.

Damn.

She might be right.

A purported cyberhack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman last summer.

The undated communications, which are allegedly from the iPhone of Manafort’s daughter, include a text that appears to come from a Ukrainian parliamentarian named Serhiy Leshchenko, seeking to reach her father, in which he claims to have politically damaging information about both Manafort and Trump.

Honey, this reads like a spy novel.

 

Here’s Why

February 14, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

People ask me why I keep watching Spicer’s press conferences if they upset me so much.

Here is my answer.

 

One day, he’s going to be saying something like this and then he’ll spontaneously combust.  It can happen.  I want to see it.

Thanks to VL for the graphic.

Important or Shiny Object?

February 10, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The Republicans have a brilliant plan.  They do something dirty nasty horrible to try to kill democracy and then they wave bright shiny things in my face to keep me from remembering the dirty nasty horrible thing to destroy democracy that they did in the first place.

I am easily distracted by shiny crap. I know that because I can go driving around looking at Christmas lights and never really remember any of them individually because I’m distracted by the house across the street before I commit any of them to memory.

So ….

I am wondering, is this Important or is it Shiny Crap? Michael Flynn palling-around with the Russians.

Reuters reported last month, citing three sources familiar with the matter, that Flynn had held five phone calls with Kislyak on Dec. 29, the day then-President Barack Obama retaliated for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Post said Flynn on Wednesday denied that he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador, but on Thursday backed away from the denial through a spokesman.

You know, that would be kinda bad, especially since President Obama fired Flynn for being a hysterical, Chicken Little whiny butt jackass.  Did Flynn call Russia and say, “Don’t worry about the black guy because we can fix this?”

It sounds like a really big deal but only because I think it may be a trinket on the Christmas tree of Russian interference in our election.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.