April 21 Open Thread: Stable Genius Implicates Himself

Filed in National by on April 21, 2018

Very stable genius Donald Trump sort of admitted Michael Cohen has dirt on him this morning, tweeting that the New York Times would fail in its effort to get Cohen to flip on him. Of course, if he had nothing to hide, he has no reason to worry about Cohen flipping, a little detail the Fuckstick in Chief apparently overlooked. He did, however, delete and retweet when it was pointed out that he repeatedly misspelled Maggie Haberman’s name.

The story that set him off pointed out that Cohen’s trumpeted loyalty might be as big a pile of bullshit as anything in Trumpworld. The story noted that Cohen has a young family and that Trump has routinely treated Cohen like shit for years. I would add that Cohen, as much as anyone in Trump’s orbit, knows that Trump’s supposed wealth is another pile of bullshit. So what would his reason for staying loyal be? Unless the Russians want to kill him, too, of course.

Esquire’s Charles Pierce has done as much as any pundit to direct attention to depravity of ICE under Trump. He uses the story of the no-warrant seizure of a dairy worker in upstate New York — in which seven heavily armed agents showed up to handcuff one man and then locked up the farm’s owner when he demanded to see a warrant — to point out that this is exactly the kind of shit that led to the American Revolution.

The Democratic National Committee made some positive news for a change by filing suit against the Trump campaign and Wikileaks over stolen emails. The filing made news because in it the DNC lays out a more detailed timeline of the theft than we had previously.

Dennis Kucinich has fooled a lot of people with his liberal shtick over the years, but underneath he’s a mutt. That was shown again by whoever dug up the fact that he’s taking donations from Assad cronies from Syria. Nice friends ya got there, Denny. Make ’em yourself?

Speaking of mutts, it turns out that Sean Hannity is part-owner of a company he heavily promotes on his shows.

Trump’s federal court appointments have run the gamut from horrid to egregious, but I think we might not be stuck with the worst ones for life. If they keep writing opinions the way this guy did — apparently he doesn’t understand the difference between a legal opinion and his personal opinion — they can be impeached. If national Democrats were worth half a shit, they’d already be working on a plan for it.

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  1. RE Vanella says:

    Still got the 4/20 discount at a place in Ballard this morning.

    Briefly mistook a construction crane for the Space Needle.

    So far so good…

    Also finished an old Konnegut novel.

  2. RE Vanella says:

    Breakfast of Champions

  3. RE Vanella says:

    He illustrates it himself as well, if you remember…

  4. Alby says:

    In case you were wondering who Trump was calling a “drunk, drugged-up loser,” Maggie Haberman spills: Gotta be Nunberg because Trump is scared of Roger Stone. “Has been for years,” she says.

  5. Alby says:

    That came out at the height of Nixon’s reign.

  6. Dana Garrett says:

    The official spin coming from Trump land about the possibility of Cohen flipping on him is that the concern is not that Trump has anything to hide but that Cohen, if he is prosecuted for something, might “invent” things Trump never did in order to please Mueller and get a good deal. This line appears to come from Allen Dershowitz who has talked to Trump about his legal situation. So that’s how they are spinning the flipping: it’s inventing that concerns them. Of course, it’s total nonsense because Cohen can’t merely invent what he can’t corroborate.

  7. Paul says:

    I’m thinking impeachment of Pub judges, beginning with Thomas (mental illness), and Alito (corruption).

  8. mouse says:

    I wonder what percentage of republicans realize they are supporting a corrupt carnival barker who is damaging every US government institution

  9. chris says:

    Senator Coons voted “present” on Pompeo nomination in Foreign Relations Committee today. I was wondering why vote was 11-9, not 11-10.

  10. RE Vanella says:

    I believe no referral from committee to the full Senate actually would have meant it could have been filabustered. Now I don’t think they can’t filibuster the nomination on technical grounds.

    Like refusing a quorum…

    Moot point anyway.

    If this is why Coons did this he should say so. If he grew a set he shouldn’t be ashamed.

    This crew of politicians do politics like teenagers fuck. They really want to do it, but they don’t know what it is.

  11. chris says:

    Just read the news…Coons is voting no on the floor when it gets there..
    Here is the reason for the present vote today.

    Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said that he voted “present” during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance Mike Pompeo’s nomination to secretary of state to the Senate floor as a courtesy to fellow Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who was unable to be present at the vote due to a friend’s funeral.

    Coons explained that after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., changed his vote earlier Monday and ultimately backed Pompeo, “there was clearly an 11-10 majority on committee to report the Pompeo nomination favorably to the floor.”

    “My good friend Senator Isakson had earlier today delivered the eulogy at his best friend’s funeral in Georgia and wasn’t present, but voted by proxy,” Coons said in a statement Monday evening.

  12. RE Vanella says:

    Whenever someone needs me to do a solid in support of a race baiting garbage person I say, fuck it. We’re all in this grift together!

    And, anyway, back home I just get awards and full ass licks so I’ll just keep sending my kids to elite private schools, thanks.

  13. Alby says:

    Chris Coons is a wee little man who’s nice to everybody who might beat him up.

  14. mouse says:

    The asshole needs to fear a primary challenge just like the other asshole has to deal with!