Here’s our normality. It will get worse.

Sounds innocent.


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.

More babbling from the babyman

The red state menace said this:

The president also said he would have run into the South Florida high school where 17 students and faculty members were killed in a mass shooting, even if he was not armed, and he criticized law enforcement officials who were at the scene of the school shooting but did nothing to try to stop it. He called their performances “frankly disgusting.”

“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I would have run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” the president said.

Let’s test it. Here he is in March of 2016 during the campaign:

And here he is in November 2016.

The guy puts people between himself and danger faster than Martin Sheen did at the end of “The Dead Zone.”

Is there any point in calling bullshit on what he says, when everything he says is bullshit?

This is your reminder

From economist Brad Delong, who understands numbers;

Note to Self: This is your reminder:

  • 178.4 180.8 million people are represented by the 48 49 senators who caucus with the Democrats.
  • 144.1 141.7 million people are represented by the 52 51 senators who caucus with the Republicans.
  • 65.9 million people voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tim Kaine to be their president and vice president
  • 63.0 million people voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence to be their president and vice president.

Numbers don’t lie. Republicans do.

White House crime stories

Now, watch them turn against each other:

A former top aide to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days — and has made clear to prosecutors that he would testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign.

The change of heart by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates, who had pleaded not guilty after being indicted in October on charges similar to Manafort’s, was described in interviews by people familiar with the case.