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Senator Ben Sasse, a man among "Squealers".

"I'm not an attorney. So, the farming and ranching people where I come from know that John Kennedy is a super-smart Rhodes lawyer who kinda pretends to be an ahh shucks kind of guy as he picks your pocket," quipped Sasse..."

And he voted 'yay' in round two of the American Putin's impeachment.

https://www.alternet.org/2022/03/ben-sasse-joke-john-kennedy/

https://twitter.com/axios/status/1506728640800772099?t=jsrUW0ONg42H37cmIUOTig&s=19

https://www.rawstory.com/lindsey-graham-ted-cruz-jackassery/

Fyi: "Squealer is a fictional character, a pig, in George Orwell's 1945 novel Animal Farm. He serves as second-in-command to Napoleon and is the farm's minister of propaganda."
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Mar 23, 2022, 05:45 PM (1 replies)

Devastating article on the Republican Party

How Republicans Spent Decades Cozying Up to Putin’s Kremlin

The man who once worked to connect Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff to Russia is now chief of staff to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Any questions?

["...You have two forces with deep political ties that are fighting American democracy in order to keep Putin in power and install a Putin-like system in America. And to that end, they have penetrated deep into our think tanks, our media, our journalism...."

https://newrepublic.com/article/165782/republicans-putin-history-relationship-manafort

Is it just for the money and a desire for "the strong man"? It might be. "Greed is good". Apparently. And conversely democracy isn't.
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Mar 23, 2022, 12:54 PM (31 replies)

Putin Plans To Attend G-20 Summit

Vladimir Putin Plans To Attend G-20 Summit. Because It's Not About Ukraine, Russian Ambassador Says

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/vladimir-putin-g-20_n_623af35ae4b019fd81352427

I say it's an opportunity to arrest him for war crimes.
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Wed Mar 23, 2022, 12:10 PM (17 replies)

"Servant of the People" 2015-2019 on Netflix.

Was having a hard time figuring where to post this. So GD gets it by default.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6235122/

Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Tue Mar 22, 2022, 04:00 AM (9 replies)

Wish Beijing Winter Olympics had a large audience.

Then, maybe, these stories would have sent a stronger message about the human need to breathe free and bring more attention to Russian tendency to cheat.

(Reuters)After bolting to Ukraine to escape political persecution in her native Belarus, Olympic swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia never thought she would again be forced to flee, this time to save her family from Russian attack.

Herasimenia, a three-time Olympic medalist, found herself among thousands of Ukrainians massing at the border with Poland as Russian troops advanced on Kyiv....


https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/17/sport/olympic-medallist-aliaksandra-herasimenia-belarus-ukraine-spt-intl/index.html
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Thu Mar 17, 2022, 07:12 PM (0 replies)

Randy Rainbow Strikes Again!

Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 06:25 PM (6 replies)

Daylight Savings and the Designated Hitter.

With all the drama in the world, these two changes are still major. At least to our day to day life at work and at play.

(CNN)The Senate on Tuesday passed a measure that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the United States.

The Sunshine Protection Act passed the chamber by unanimous consent. The bill would still need to pass the House and be signed by President Joe Biden to become law.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/15/politics/senate-daylight-saving-time-permanent/index.html

PHOENIX (AP) — It was an impressive holdout for the National League, which made it nearly 50 years staving off a full-time designated hitter rule that the American League implemented before the 1973 season.

“We'll continue to play by baseball rules,” NL President Chub Feeney famously said back then.

Well, the rules have finally changed.


https://news.yahoo.com/half-century-holdout-over-dh-211459278.html
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 05:08 PM (37 replies)

Excellent News About Belarus...

I can envision a free Belarus after all is said and done.


Exiled Belarus opposition leader says her people oppose Russian invasion

By Marie Woolf
News, Politics
March 11th 2022

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Executive Director of ICAN, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner Beatrice Fihn in Vilnius, Lithuania, Feb. 3, 2022. (AP-Mindaugas Kulbis)

Belarus's exiled opposition leader says ordinary Belarusians are actively resisting the invasion of Ukraine, disrupting railway supplies to Russian forces and warning Ukrainians about movements of Russian aircraft.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said other Belarusians have travelled to Ukraine to help defend Kyiv against a Russian assault.

Tsikhanouskaya told a defence conference in Ottawa that most Belarusians do not support the invasion of Ukraine, saying "antiwar sentiment in Belarus is on the rise."

The leader, who gained a standing ovation after addressing the conference via video link, said it was important to distinguish between Alexander Lukashenko's Kremlin-controlled regime and the Belarusian people who have no way to influence his policies.

She said Ukraine's bold resistance to the Kremlin was inspiring the Belarusian resistance to Lukashenko, saying "the fate of Belarusia and Ukraine is interconnected."

Tsikhanouskaya claimed a first-round victory over Lukashenko in the 2020 Belarusian presidential election after she stood in the place of her husband, who had been detained. She was repeatedly threatened, forced to go abroad into hiding, and several members of her campaign arrested during the campaign.

She disputed the eventual election of Lukashenko, who is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/03/11/news/exiled-belarus-opposition-leader-says-her-people-oppose-russian-invasion
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 03:43 PM (17 replies)

Does economic and diplomatic pain mean more war or less?

I keep thinking of the term canon fodder. Come on free world!!

The rising costs of China’s friendship with Russia

The war in Ukraine represents a threat to China’s economy and could lead to a diplomatic backlash over its support for Moscow

When the Russian invasion of Ukraine started two weeks ago, Jane Yan, a senior executive at a machine parts maker in eastern China, said she was not too worried about the impact. After all, buyers in Russia and Ukraine accounted for less than 5 per cent of the company’s overseas sales last year.

But as the full ferocity of the Russian onslaught started to become apparent, the outlook shifted dramatically. Important clients in countries such as Poland and Germany cancelled orders with the Zhejiang-based company....



More: https://www.ft.com/content/50aa901a-0b32-438b-aef2-c6a4fc803a11
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Sat Mar 12, 2022, 05:08 AM (3 replies)

TFG hates wind power. HATES it.

Putin's boy toy defending dirty energy and mother's milk to Russian oligarchs' economy...

"I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbines
President’s nonsensical rambling remarks about ‘windmills’ in segment from weekend speech raised eyebrows"

Says the Orangutan.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/23/trump-bizarre-tirade-windmills

On the other hand, President Biden understands energy, jobs, power, science and independence.

"In his first week in office, President Biden issued an Executive Order that calls on our nation to build a new American infrastructure and clean energy economy that will create millions of new jobs. In particular, the President’s Order committed to expand opportunities for the offshore wind industry...."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/29/fact-sheet-biden-administration-jumpstarts-offshore-wind-energy-projects-to-create-jobs/
Posted by SleeplessinSoCal | Fri Mar 11, 2022, 12:02 AM (23 replies)
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