oh look - it's the democrats actually doing something!

I figured I'd get the jump on the news 

the dems are suing trump, the trump election campaign and wikileaks= accusing trump's group of being a racketeering enterprise that worked with the russians along with wikileaks and assange accusing them of conspiracy - hacking servers, leaking damaging info to the public.   (I do love that phrase racketeering enterprise!)

the lawsuit demands damages and a declaration that defendants conspired to alter the course of the election.

woo hoo hoo!!

what may happen is additional legal jeopardy for trump and associate trump campaign assholes.  if it proceeds, the lawsuit could force the president and his aids to submit to DEPOSITIONS that will require answering under oath.

and EVERYONE is named in this - it's a riot of traitorous fun: in addition to wiki and various russian entities, assange, donald JUNIOR, donald j trump for president, manafort, roger stone, little jared, papadopoulous the drunk, plus richard gates in case you think they forgot him.  



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Comment by Anna Herrington on April 22, 2018 at 8:24am

I found this when Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel's lawyer re-tweeted it this morning. I went in with trepidation and started laughing and laughing at the satire. It's exactly how the hideous Repub sycophants would respond if Trump actually shot someone on Fifth Avenue!!

Oh Gawd.


Comment by Foolish Monkey on April 22, 2018 at 9:05am

obama was upbeat, dignified, young and not only intelligent but he was considerate and ultimately an admirable representative of our country.  as a president he was far from perfect but you had to admire his vision.  he tried to do good for everyone.  he set a high bar and when he didn't reach it, it was hard to forgive.

I think his aspirations, his overall image were why he won twice.  he might not have been exactly what he represented himself to be or what one might have hoped, but he and his wife were a formidable representation of our country.

I mention all this because he won twice.  and I think that's why he won twice, in spite of racism, in spite of his name.  he embodied something special - that you CAN rise above - and it didn't matter that he was middle class or mixed race.  this was a black man who was highly educated and well spoken, who carried himself with dignity.  he was what we want for our country. 

he made some on the right insane with jealousy, with fear - knowing that this type of person is what is waiting in the wing, millions of men and women of color and diversity of background, educated, ambitious, well spoken and intelligent and perfectly capable of taking control of the country.  chills their shit.

the DNC better wake up.  the right better make some peace with this.  because regardless of trump or ryan or any of them - the future is coming.  

Comment by koshersalaami on April 22, 2018 at 12:14pm

That link is seriously funny

Comment by Rodney Roe on April 23, 2018 at 5:36am

Bernie should have run against Trump, but that wasn't they way it went.  What Democrats should take away from the Bernie experience is that America is starving still for inspiration and desire to rectify inequality.  Trump won by appealing to the conservative in group/out group bias.  Democrats need a bolder vision, in my opinion.

Comment by Rodney Roe on April 23, 2018 at 6:00am

What I think is this.  The Democratic leadership following the crushing defeat of George McGovern, decided that winning was more important than having a coherent platform. We suffered through Jimmy Carter, who ran as a Washington outsider and the party developed the "socially liberal, fiscally conservative" approach that got Bill Clinton elected.  The Clinton Prosperity was in part the result of raising taxes which got the country out of a lot of debt service which was sucking away money that could be sent on social programs.  Barack's win was the result of a desire for change and the liberal enthusiasm for electing a minority president - and Obama's charismatic personality.  We still don't have a coherent platform, especially in light of the way that business and the world economy have shifted since the early '90s. 

We need a message that says business is good for America only if it hires people and pays them a living wage, and businesses that don't do that should be controlled and taxed accordingly.

I've thought of a sliding scale corporate tax that is highest on businesses that add nothing in terms of putting Americans to work, and lowest, maybe nothing, on businesses that hire Americans for every job and pay a living wage with benefits.

I think Americans could identify with that better than statistics about the 1%.  The average American doesn't understand fractions, let alone the concept of percentiles.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on April 23, 2018 at 6:24am

I don't disagree with anything you say Rodney, but my opinion is the country is fixated on personalities.  We need a big personality.  Bernie worked and might still work in a couple of years.  He's got the vision, the delivery and the passion.  also - and most importantly - the authenticity.  

Trump had authenticity in that he came across as genuinely candid, so even if half of what he spouted was unacceptable and the other half entirely ill thought out and anecdotal rather than grounded in analysis, fact and law, it was delivered like the guy across the street - no big words, repeating himself and coming across as a big mouth everyguy.  and because of it the people saw him as "one of them" not knowing or really wanting to know he isn't one of anyone. 

policy is secondary to personality and person.  we have bernie.  he is what he is and he's been that for all his life.  we need a young bernie, a genuine person who knows what they're talking about.  the young kennedy appears very "cute" but no one gives much of a damn about cute.  we need strong, we need angry, and all about the people.

find one of those and we win.  keep trolling the sameold sameold and we lose - EVEN against trump the idiot. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on April 23, 2018 at 6:51am

Foolish Monkey, we do need a young, energetic charismatic champion.  Maybe one will emerge.

I just listened to a podcast examining our biases, how they manifest, and how we don't necessarily even know we have them.  A few factoids; given two violent attacks killing the same number of people, an attack carried out by a Muslim will get 41/2 times more coverage than one in which a Muslim was not involved.and in order for an attack to get the same coverage, not carried out be a Muslim about 7 more people would have to be killed.  Furthermore, in one example, one carried out by white supremacists desiring to start a revolution and the other carried out my a Muslim American black man against police (who he saw as the enemy) the attack by the white supremacist couple got much less coverage than the Muslim black man.

The reason may lie in the way we see the world.  White Supremacists, since they belong to the majority, are seen as individual aberrations.  The Muslim, since he belonged to a minority - actually, two - was seen as representative of the minority, and that "lumping" crosses international boundaries.  It doesn't matter whether a Muslim is Arab, Pakistani, Indonesian or a "born here" American, they get lumped together.

The second part of the podcast was about the way we control unacceptable biases.  In our heart we may think that blacks, for example, are all lazy, cheating, you name it, but we know that saying those things is not acceptable in today's society.  Trump said it all which allowed those with prejudice to think it was all right to think that way and to say it.  His saying it gave their prejudice legitimacy and they used the word "authentic" perhaps to mean that he said what was true and had been repressed by "political correctness."  It was all very disturbing and Trump's action has seemed to increase the depth of the divide.


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