Captain Babyman of Star Search

Let’s put this in context: If a Louisiana stripper, porn actress with a high school education has dirt on the Cheeto coated carnival barker, what do you think the the guy who once and still runs Russia’s spy agency have on his little puppet?

Based on this piece in last week’s New Yorker, I’m gong with pee tape:

Of all the allegations about Donald Trump contained in the ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s infamous “dossier,” the most notorious remains a secondhand report that Trump consorted with prostitutes in 2013 while staying in the Presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Moscow, and that, at his request, the prostitutes urinated on a bed in which President Barack Obama and his wife had previously slept.

Early last year, when this allegation became public, along with much of the rest of the dossier, Trump denounced it as “crap” compiled by “sick people.” Since then, the allegation has remained uncorroborated, a fact that has given ammunition to those who want to dismiss the entire dossier as a fabrication. When it first emerged in public, the hotel-room allegation’s credibility was so hotly debated, it split the legendary investigative-reporting team of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who won a joint Pulitzer Prize for their exposure of the Watergate scandal. Bernstein, who helped CNN break the news of the Steele dossier, last January, argued that it was “not fake news.” But Woodward dismissed it as “garbage,” a comment that won him a thank-you note from Trump.

In a new book being published on Tuesday, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” the co-authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn report an anecdote suggesting that so-called golden showers were a form of entertainment familiar to some in Trump’s circle, even if not necessarily to Trump himself.



A hard and Stormy night

Yes, things are this bad in America.


Rex, we hardly knew ye

The circus continues:

President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach that includes possible talks with North Korea.

Trump and Tillerson have had a fraught relationship for many months. Trump told reporters Tuesday that he ultimately decided to fire the secretary because they disagreed over strategy in key areas of foreign policy, such as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the approach to North Korea and the overall tone of U.S. diplomacy.

Tillerson said he received a call from Trump around noon Tuesday, more than three hours after his firing was first reported by The Washington Post and announced minutes later in a tweet from the president.

Tillerson was probably the worst secretary of state in my lifetime. But his boss is still a douche for not telling him he was fired until three hours after it was reported.


Here’s our normality. It will get worse.

Sounds innocent.


Senator Squish and Senator Stalwart

Squishy Dems need to be primaried. There is no success in working with Republicans.


The New Yorker on Christopher Steele

Jane Mayer has a fascinating piece in The New Yorker on Christopher Steele, the former British spy who put together the dossier on the Russian interference in the 2016 election and the part babyman and his minions played in it.

Bottom line: The indictments can’t come fast enough. The entire Republican Party is complicit. And treason is not a strong enough word to describe what the crimson menace and his band of thugs have done to this country.

The link above connects you to the story and an audio reading. The reading takes an hour and 42 minutes. It is worth your time.