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May 31 Open Thread: Maybe Trump Is Impeachable

Filed in International, National, Open Thread by on May 31, 2018 31 Comments

Almost everybody assumes that, even if Democrats retake the House in November, impeachment is a non-starter because two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote in favor of removing him from office, and there’s been no sign so far that even overwhelming evidence would get enough Republicans to go along. Lucian Truscott, writing at Salon, […]

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Open Thread For August 29, 2017

Filed in Featured, International, National by on August 29, 2017 12 Comments

Trump/Putin Link Incontrovertible.  There’s no doubt about it. Trump wanted to build the Moscow tower, and his aides sought to convince Putin that Trump could be President if the deal was consummated.  Oh, and Ivanka got to sit in Vlad’s chair.  And, yes, Trump himself signed ‘letter of intent’ to pursue project. Texas Rethugs Change […]

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BREAKING! Manafort Was Putin’s Proctologist

Filed in International, National by on March 22, 2017 6 Comments

No wonder Trump’s mouthpieces are trying to minimize the role of Trump’s former campaign chair: https://www.apnews.com/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/Manafort According to the AP, Manafort was directly working as a lobbyist on behalf of Vladimir Putin as far back as 2005, which directly contradicts administration assertions that no campaign official had any direct contact with Russia: President Donald Trump’s […]

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What Al Thinks You Need To Know: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017

Filed in Delaware, Featured, International, National by on January 30, 2017 9 Comments

A Guest Post from Alby Damned Welcome to the Protest Presidency of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, proprietor. It’s becoming obvious, at the start of the second week of the Trump Interregnum, that it’s Steve Bannon with his hands on the marionette’s strings. Dozens of pundits, including Digby, have come to that conclusion: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/30/trumps-rasputin-seizes-the-moment-a-week-of-chaos-may-suit-steve-bannons-master-plan/ Trump’s Muslim […]

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Chris Coons Continued Support of Israel

Filed in Delaware, International by on January 16, 2017 3 Comments
Chris Coons Continued Support of Israel

If Chris Coons supported the people of Delaware as much as he unabashedly supports the people of Israel, maybe we wouldn’t give him so much crap.

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BREAKING: Turkish Military Attempts Coup

Filed in International by on July 15, 2016 10 Comments
BREAKING: Turkish Military Attempts Coup

More details from the statement read out on the state broadcaster TRT at the behest of the military faction that seems to be behind the coup: It says that the freedom of Turkish citizens is guaranteed by what is referred to as a “peace council”, regardless of religion, race or language.
It says the Peace Council will not allow public order to be damaged.
It is worth remembering at this point that the Turkish government still claims to be in charge.
An EU source monitoring events has told Reuters that military forces have control of airports and strategic points in Istanbul.

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Sadiq Khan Wins London Mayoral Election

Filed in International by on May 7, 2016 2 Comments
Sadiq Khan Wins London Mayoral Election

Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and Labor Minister of Parliment, has become Mayor of London. Why is this importantant? Why should we even care? As The New York Times writes: “The victory also makes him one of the most prominent Muslim politicians in the West.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Claims Holocaust Not Really Hitler’s Idea

Filed in International by on October 21, 2015 21 Comments

Can’t. Make. This. Stuff. Up. During an address Tuesday to delegates at the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Netanyahu posited that the Nazi fuehrer did not initially intend to annihilate the Jews, but rather sought to expel them from Europe. According to the prime minister’s version of the events, Hitler changed his mind after meeting […]

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Carper’s a ‘Yes’ On Iran Deal!

Filed in Delaware, International, National by on August 28, 2015 11 Comments
Carper’s a ‘Yes’ On Iran Deal!

Real good news to start the day:

“I still have serious doubts about their government. So does the Obama administration, for that matter. That’s why this deal is based on mistrust. If some future Iranian regime decides to violate the agreement, we’ll know it.”

I like that quote. Coons to announce his position on Tuesday. Carney, of course, hasn’t made up his mind.

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The Weekly Addresses

Filed in Delaware, International by on May 30, 2015 0 Comments

In this week’s address, the President addressed critical pieces of national security business that remained unfinished when the Senate left town. This Sunday at midnight, key tools used to protect against terrorist threats are set to expire.

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In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights additional efforts to provide Delawareans with access to ongoing education and jobs training.

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Rep. Ed Osienski spoke with Comcast Newsmakers about the infrastructure bill the House passed earlier this month, discussing the need to invest in ‪Delaware infrastructure‬ to create good-paying jobs, make our roads safer and increase economic opportunities.

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Kudos to Senator Carper, for once.

Filed in Delaware, International, National by on March 3, 2015 29 Comments
Kudos to Senator Carper, for once.

Today a foreign leader will interfere in the political affairs of the United States, and Senator Tom Carper has decided that he will not be part of it, thank you very much.

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware will join about 40 Democrats in boycotting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday. Carper called the timing of Netanyahu’s speech “wholly inappropriate,” given that the prime minister is up for re-election in two weeks. He and the other Democrats say House Speaker John Boehner broke protocol by inviting Netanyahu without consulting with the White House.

“I cannot imagine an occasion when a U.S. president would invite a foreign leader — even one from some of our closest allies like France, Germany or Canada — to address Congress on the eve of elections in his or her home country,” Carper said in a statement. “Furthermore, this visit came together by completely bypassing President Obama and his administration, which breaks our country’s protocol for visiting heads of state and stands to weaken U.S.-Israel relations.”

I was afraid the good Senator was just going to leave his list of reasons at that, and granted, they are good reasons. But the truest reason to be angry about that bastard Netanyahu’s speech has everything to do with the fact that he wants to scuttle any possible deal with Iran and he wants the United States to send more of our American children to die in defense of Israel in an invasion of Iran. And to his credit, Carper says that such direct interference into the foreign policy of the United States is one of his reasons.

What about Carney and Coons?

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Proof: Republicans Incapable Of Leading

Filed in International, National by on January 22, 2015 10 Comments
Proof:  Republicans Incapable Of Leading

Barely starting their majority rule in this new Congress, the Republicans, not satisfied with a visionless, utterly barren domestic policy are now usurping the Constitutional powers of the Executive branch in foreign affairs/policy.

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Charlie Hebdo massacre won’t scare cartoonists

Filed in International by on January 7, 2015 3 Comments

“Chip“Mohammed isn’t sacred to me. I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law. I don’t live under Quranic law,”

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