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Maru Kitteh

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Greetings from the last best place! The Crown of the Continent.

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Land of OZ; Russia Edition. Paul Manafort Returns to Trump Tower; on the phone with Pence regularly

I read this about a week ago and the pit that has resided in my stomach since the night of November 8 sank just a bit further. It flew largely under the radar, but now perhaps it will warrant a bit more attention.

If you have a twitter account - please take a few seconds and Tweet this article out. In light of the CIA's findings, the treasonous Manafort/Putin/Trump connection must be thoroughly exposed on every medium we can reach.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/30/torture-lobbyist-paul-manafort-still-advising-donald-trump-on-cabinet-picks.html

The Land of Oz, Russia Edition
Paul Manafort Is Back and Advising Donald Trump on Cabinet Picks
Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign back in August, or did he? Sources confirm to The Daily Beast that he’s back advising the president-elect.
Olivia Nuzzi
Asawin Suebsaeng
11.30.16 7:35 PM ET

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Paul Manafort stood in the foyer of the third-floor ballroom of the Charles Hotel, across the street from the Taubman Building of the Harvard Kennedy School, on Wednesday. Having left his mafioso uniform of gleaming pinstripe suit and tie at home in favor of a half-zip sweater and casual slacks, he went mostly unnoticed, even at an event for political operatives and junkies, where a man of his status should be a star. And Harvard, it turns out, is not the only place the ex-chairman of the Donald Trump presidential campaign and former lobbyist for some of the worst dictators and killers of the 20th century is operating in the shadows these days.

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Amid a stream of investigative journalism scrutinizing his political work in Ukraine, of particular interest given Trump’s praise of autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin, Manafort was axed and replaced by a combination of Steve Bannon, the president of Breitbart News, and Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster, who served as the campaign CEO and manager, respectively. How far he faded into the margins of Trump’s orbit is unclear.

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But now, a few months and an election night victory later, it seems Manafort is back, and in a position he surely finds more comfortable: one shrouded in almost total mystery. “When they’re picking a cabinet, unless he contacts me, I don’t bother him,” one former campaign official who worked closely with Manafort told The Daily Beast. “It’s a heady time for everyone.”

“I think he’s weighing in on everything,” the former official said, “I think he still talks to Trump every day. I mean, Pence? That was all Manafort. Pence is on the phone with Manafort regularly.

Read the full article at the link above or click here

Emboldened by Trump win, Ohio passes "heartbeat" law banning abortion at 6 WEEKS.

All that is required now is Kasich's freakin' signature.


House joins Senate in approving heartbeat abortion bill By Catherine Candisky, Randy Ludlow & Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch • Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:29 PM

The election of Donald Trump emboldened majority Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly to pass the strictest abortion law in the nation Tuesday.

In a surprise move in the final days of the lame-duck session, the Senate and House adopted the Heartbeat Bill — long sought by some abortion opponents — to outlaw abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, generally about six weeks into pregnancy.

Previous attempts to pass the bill failed over concerns that it would be ruled unconstitutional in the federal courts, as have similar laws in two other states.

"A new president, new Supreme Court appointees change the dynamic, and there was consensus in our caucus to move forward," said Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, when asked why the measure suddenly surfaced to the shock of objecting Democrats.

more at link



On a personal note: I'd like to take this chance to ONCE AGAIN THANK THE ASSHOLES OF JPR and every other fumducker that helped land Hair Twitler in office and empowered jack-wits like these. Nicely done. You got what you wanted, and this is just the beginning. Good for you.







I just gave to Hillary's campaign and it felt SO good!

It's my way today of showing support for all the victims of that raw-chicken hued vulgar pedophile.

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/

It's the home stretch folks.


The breathtakingly repulsive, horrifically violent misogyny towards Hillary (DISTURBING IMAGE)

These are people who claimed to be progressives.

They have abdicated their claim to simple human decency, let alone any pretense or standing as any part or voice remotely connected to the left. They soil and stain the name of a dead man who can no longer defend himself against their malfeasance.

We are all well-aware of the hateful misogyny of the alt-right with their chants of "lock her up" and Trump that B buttons. But it's not just the deplorable cretins of the right who are capable of this detestable behavior. It's also on full display courtesy of the knuckle-dragging, depraved and abhorrent assholes who inhabit JPR, and their like.

I will not post a link to that sewer, so as not to enable them or give them any more site traffic, as they do not deserve it. I will show you the image, key responses, and a summary instead. Go look for yourself if you wish, but I'll not promote them with a link.



YabaDabaNoDINONo (450 posts)
2. Put my trusty ball peen hammer to good use, just one whack on each finger.

TwilightSporkle (337 posts)
3. Move to a spot with an unobstructed view

Whisp (1228 posts)
6. First I'd make her confess all her ugly and deadly deeds
Then, I’m not sure.

goodgirl (216 posts)
8. My first thought was step on her hand.
So I will go with that.

polly7 (1140 posts)
12. Ask her how she feels about all the lives she's destroyed,
then, depending on her answer ….. consider what I’d do.

W8ing4Everyman (41 posts)
13. I'd do that wide open mouth cackle of hers

Rozinante (734 posts)
14. Piss.

Cassiopeia (921 posts)
22. Suddenly feel an overwhelming urge to urinate.

cyberpj (1276 posts)
23. I believe I would feel a sudden compulsion to practice my 2-step,
1 for each of Her hands, while I recited Her body count for Her to hear on Her way down.

Betty Karlson (1610 posts)
24. Nothing: let gravity work its magic.

Flygirl (734 posts)
25. Lift her fingers!!
And let it all slip away!!

Pastiche (240 posts)
28. I would not be able to help physically
since I am paralyzed, but I would make sure Her last thoughts would be about what Her did to Bernie and to us.

Late Bloomer (168 posts)
29. Mani-pedi, fer shur! (implying step on her feet)

Of the 33 responses, only 5 indicated clearly they would help, and some of those were then followed by comments about having to "disinfect" themselves or go get drunk at a bar to forgive themselves.

Several others were variations of step on her fingers or just stand there and watch.

Fucking deplorables. They voluntarily imprison themselves to rot in the hell of misogyny and hate they have created for themselves.














HRC press conference BLASTS DT for suggesting strong do not suffer PTSD

Exactly the right look, exactly the right tone. She gave a press conference with a very targeted statement ripping him a new one over his disparagement of veterans. This was a great move today ahead of the VP debates for so many reasons.

* Trump has been hiding from the press, she has now become the accessible one. This continues that trend.
* HRC was seen today looking every bit the President. Meanwhile Donnie has announced today that he will be on the toilet with his Android, Tweeting.
* HRC holding a press conference today on Trump's belittlement of veterans assures it remains a topic of discussion a little longer.
* Holding this press conference gets her in his head, just ahead of his scheduled plan to shower the world with his "Twisdom." She was serious and sincere when she called his statement "ignorant." I'm betting he can't let that go.

Love our girl!

Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

Are Trump Supporters Too Dumb To Know They’re Dumb? Science Says “Probably”

How the hell can anybody call themselves intelligent when they’re supporting Donald Trump? It’s a question that baffles people who are able to think critically, able to read and comprehend both history and current events, and able to see through Trump’s thin façade of know-it-all-ism and deep into what he is – an ignorant, narcissistic, and dangerous conman.

Trump supporters not only don’t see this, they’re happy that there’s someone running for president that thinks exactly like them. Take Melanie Austin, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania. She thought her beliefs about Obama being a gay Muslim from Kenya and Michelle being transgender were just fringe beliefs – right up until she started hearing similar stuff from Trump and other right-wing extremists.

Now she knows she’s right about all of this. You can’t tell her that she’s ignorant and dumb if she can’t figure this out for herself. You can’t tell her she’s delusional. You can sit there with her, and countless others like her, and present facts, figures, charts, studies, and more, all from the most reputable sources there are, and prove that her lord and savior is wrong, and you’ll still get shot down.

There’s more to this than the problem of confirmation bias. Austin gets much of her information from fringe right-wing blogs and conspiracy sites, but that’s not all of it. Many of Trump’s supporters are seriously too dumb to know they’re dumb. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and it’s an unshakeable illusion that you’re much smarter, and more skilled and/or knowledgeable, than you really are.



http://addictinginfo.org/2016/10/02/are-trump-supporters-too-dumb-to-know-theyre-dumb-science-says-probably/

Hillary writes touching letter to 7yo who wanted to be called "Lillary"

On the night the first woman ever secured enough delegates to win a major party’s nomination for president, Jennifer Rosen-Heinz watched her little girl jump around their living room in Madison, Wis., in celebration. Seven-year-old Lilly’s enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton’s success wasn’t motivated by ideology or party. Rather, the little girl saw on the television the promise of what she could someday be.
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Rosen-Heinz, a Clinton supporter but unaffiliated with the campaign, was so moved by her daughter’s aspirations that she decided to share Lilly’s desired name change with the Clinton campaign. She went to the website, clicked the “Contact Us” link and filled out a standard online form.

“Thank you, Hillary … for shattering that glass ceiling for ALL girls and women in this country,” Rosen-Heinz wrote in closing. “Lilly dreams of making real change not despite being a girl, but BECAUSE she’s a girl, and she knows her possibilities are infinite.” She signed it casually, “Jennifer.”

“I didn’t expect it to be read,” Rosen-Heinz said in an interview. “But I wanted the message to get to someone that [Hillary’s campaign] is deeply moving and personal for this little girl and a lot of little girls out there.”

But someone did read it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/09/27/hillary-clintons-offers-inspiring-advice-to-a-7-year-old-who-wanted-to-be-called-lillary/?tid=hybrid_content_2_na

915,729,293 is my new most favorite number

This is it y'all. The wheels have fallen off the bus. The proverbial lady of abundant size is belting out the entire Rogers & Hammerstein catalogue. The emperor has no penis.





Trump Tax Return Shows He Could Have Avoided Taxes for 18 Years: NYT

by Phil Helsel

The New York Times on Saturday published documents it said were Donald Trump's 1995 income tax returns, and the documents appear to show the businessman and GOP nominee reported a nearly $1 billion loss.

Trump declared a nearly $916 million loss on his 1995 state income tax returns according to the documents, the Times reported in an article posted online Saturday night.

An unsigned statement from the Trump campaign posted to its website late Saturday did not appear to deny or dispute a single fact in the Times story, but asserted the document was "illegally obtained."

More at link:
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/times-publishes-trump-95-tax-return-documents-show-nearly-1b-n658051

I have some friends who have been FFR for months even though hides have now fallen to 1 or 2

in the last 90 days.

Long-time members (10yrs+), Hillary supporters, donors, who had hides in the primaries and have been waiting patiently for those hides to fall away so they may be restored to posting in our community.

Their hides have fallen away and yet they remain in DU purgatory.

They would like to respectfully contribute to our community again and join in the important fight we all face against the most vile threat to progress and democracy we seen in modern times. Their voices are needed. Time is critical and I believe we will do best with all hands on deck.

Is it possible with the changes made to DU, that some of these donating members languishing in FFR with only one or two hides may be the result of some software glitch?

As always, thank you for your time to consider this matter.

~ MaruK
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