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Tue

13

Nov

2018

Bolton Quits After Melania Insists That His Top Deputy Be Ousted

National Security Advisor John Bolton’s Deputy, Mira Ricardel, managed to get herself crossways with Melania during her solo trip to Africa.

 

Disputes erupted over seating on the airplane and requests to use National Security Council resources.

 

Not only that, but some on Melania’s staff have suspected that Ricardel is responsible for some negative stories about Melania — per The Wall Street Journal (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/13/melania-trump-john-bolton-aide-987656).

 

All this happened while Hawk-in-Chief Bolton is in Singapore, where he is meeting with heads of state at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit (https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/politics/melania-trump-mira-ricardel/index.html).

 

Associate solitary reporter Ko Il-sun asked Bolton whether he felt betrayed by Melania.

 

Bolton’s response was swift and to the point. “Mira is more important to me than my wife, my sister, or my mother. Since Mira’s being let go, I’m just going to stay in Singapore where they really respect authority.”

 

Associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman just spoke with Ricardel, who told her that she’s already en route to Singapore to meet up with Bolton.

 

Mon

12

Nov

2018

Trump's Definition of Freedom

Donald Trump is (at least for now) a Republican, and, as we have posted here before, Republicans will do anything to prevail in elections.

 

Because Trump is such a successful (but only with his base) liar, he’s been tweeting totally false claims about the still unresolved election for governor and senator in Florida — a state he is sure to lose iin 2020, even though Florida’s a swing state.

 

Not only that, he insisted that the Arizona senate election to fill Jeff Flake’s seat be redone — only his surrogate, Martha McSally, has just lost to Democrat Kyrsten Lea Sinema (McSally has conceded).

 

Today, CNN’s Chris Cilliza got it totally right when he wrote: “What Donald Trump’s fact-free claims about elections in Florida and Arizona tell us about 2020 (https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/12/politics/donald-trump-2020-florida-nevada/index.html).

 

When associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman, who is one of our chief Washington correspondents, saw that, she immediately contacted her colleague, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, who is with Trump 24/7. Jones promptly replied to Sherman, saying, “Susanna, the only freedom that Donald Trump believes in, is his freedom to tell lies.”

 

Sun

11

Nov

2018

Why Nancy Pelosi Will Be Upended Come January by Newly Elected Colorado Democratic Eritrean-American Congressman Joe Neguse

The Blue Wave washed over Colorado on Tuesday.

 

It’s all because of Donald Trump — a man who never held elective office until January 20, 2017, having never been previously elected to any public office, and he never served in our military.

 

Trump became a billionaire through his Trump Organization, which is privately held, and he refuses to release his tax returns (though in January, the Dems in the U.S. House of Representatives will have the subpoena power).

 

Because of his very bad behavior as a youth, his father, shady Queens real estate mogul Fred Trump, sent him to New York Military Academy, which went into bankruptcy in September 2015. It is now owned by a group of  Chinese investors led by billionaire Vincent Tianquan Mo, of Fang Holdings and SouFun Holdings, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Geroge Washington was a general and he was anointed as our first president. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, there is a painting of the apotheosis of Washington.

 

Tennessean rabble-rouser Andrew Jackson, our seventh president, gave us the infamous Trail of Tears. "Old Hickory" was a general.

 

Zachary Taylor, our twelth president, was also a general. He was born in Virginia on a plantation, and he was raised near what is now Louisville in Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky. General Taylor was elected president because of his military victories as a general in the Mexican-American War during the time of Manifest Destiny; but he never really wanted to be president. Taylor, at least, had leadership experience as a general before assuming office.

 

The Party of the People took all five statewide races in Colorado on Tuesday (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Regent of the University of Colorado, elected statewide).

 

Secretary of State-elect Jena Griswold, 34, defeated GOP Secretary of State Wayne Williams on Election Day. Griswold is very smart, is an election law attorney, is extremely good on her feet, and was Washington liaison for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (a business-oriented Democrat who sorta wants to be president but really really should run in 2020 against Colorado’s junior senator, Republican Cory Gardner, a chipmunk disguised as a politician, who was very inappropriately endorsed by the failing Denver Post in 2014). 

 

Longtime Congressman Mike Coffman (TP-Colorado) was finally defeated on November 6 by newcomer and rising Dem star Jason Crow, a mere puppy at 39 and a combat veteran who was recruited to run against Coffman by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in Colorado's 6th Congressional District — first time ever that a Dem has taken that seat.

 

Crow will very capably represent Aurora, the site of the Aurora Movie Theatre Massacre.

 

In 2022, Coffman, a loyal Republican who once (May 2012) told his constitutents that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, will challenge Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis, a multi-millionaire and one of the wealthiest Members of Congress, who emerged from a very crowded Democratic field on June 26 — besting a better-qualified Democratic candidate, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy; former State Senator Mike Johnston, and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne — the current Lieutenant Governor of the Centennial State. Lynne came in fourth, Kennedy second. When appointed to her position by Governor “Hick,” Lynne said she would not run for governor — only she did. Every vote for Donna Lynne was a vote against Cary Kennedy. Kennedy would have been Colorado’s first woman governor, as Polis easily defeated Bush Family Member Walker Stapleton, Colorado’s two-term State Treasurer. Stapleton ran a clueless campaign and lost to Polis bigtime. Stapleton defeated Kennedy when she ran for re-election as State Treasurer in 2010.

 

Congressman Polis will be succeeded by even younger rising Dem star Joe Neguse, 35, an Eritrean-American who has a truly sparkling personality. Nobody who has ever met Joe Neguse dislikes him. Neguse was elected on November 6 to represent Boulder and other parts of Colorado. He was a Regent of the University of Colorado. He ran for Secretary of State in 2014, losing to Williams; he is a member of a prominent Denver law firm, Holland and Hart; Crow is a partner there, as well.

 

Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi only five minutes ago.

 

Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi is 78. She is the daughter of Maryland Congressman and Baltimore Mayor Thomas Ludwig D’Alesandro (1903-1987). Pelosi has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987. Her Congressional District is one of the safest Democratic seats in all of the 435-member House of Representatives.

 

The 78-year old Pelosi has a net worth of $26.4 million smackeroolas, and she donates heavily to Democratic Congressional candidates or potential Congressional candidates.

 

Ever since becoming Speaker of the House in 2007, Pelosi has been the target of every Republican political candidate, alll the way down to County coroner, for being too liberal.

 

It’s time for a much younger Democratic base.

 

ASR Smith wasted no time asking Pelosi whether she intends to be elected Speaker after the Blue Wave caused Trump to lose any chance of not being impeached.

 

(Enter Joe Neguse, who, as we said, is only 35.)

 

Pelosi snapped, “Why not? I refuse to give up this very powerful position! I appoint committee chairs. I’m third in line for the presidency, and Trump’s gonna have a stroke or a heart attack any minute

now — especially since he’s in Paris where he insulted Francois Macron.”

 

“And whenever that happens," Pelosi continued, "former Indiana conservative talk show host Mike Pence will take over, announcing his theocratic agenda, but then — who knows when he’ll be taken up in the Rapture?" (Pence, an evangelical Christian, is solely responsible for Trump’s unconscionable alliance with evangelical voters, whose primary desire is to help Trump flip the Supreme Court to all GOP so SCOTUS can overrule Roe v. Wade).

 

But ASR Smith knows better. She predicts, and she has so informed us, that Congressional Democrats, later this month, will tap the dynamic Neguse to lead them in the House.

 

Interviewed by your solitary reporter only one hour ago, Neguse said that as Speaker of the House, he will persuade all Colorado voters to repeal TABOR (the Taxpayers Bill of Rights) which, since 1992, has strangled Colorado government.

 

“I’ll also see to it," Neguse said, "that Coloradans will amend their unecessarily lengthy Constitution to bring back representative government to our great State.”

 

Neguse was referring to the November 6, 2018 ballot, which, for Denver residents, contained over twenty proposed constitutional amendments, propositions, and Denver ballot issues.

 

“I know that Coloradans — Democrats and Unaffiliateds — are among the smartest in the nation, but how they managed to get through that three-page ballot is way beyond me."

 

Sat

10

Nov

2018

Newly Elected Eritrean-American Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse Will Be the House's Next Speaker

The Blue Wave washed over Colorado on Tuesday.

 

It’s all because of Donald Trump — a man who never held elective office until January 20, 2017 (President Zachary Taylor, our twelth president, born in Virginia on a plantation, and raised near what is now Louisville in Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky, was elected president because of his military victories as a general in the Mexican-American War during the time of Manifest Destiny; but he never really wanted to be president. Taylor, at leaste, had leadership experience as a general before assuming office).

 

The Party of the People took all five statewide races in Colorado on Tuesday (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Regent of the University of Colorado).

 

Secretary of State-elect Jena Griswold, 34, defeated GOP Secretary of State Wayne Williams on Election Day. Griswold is very smart, is an election law attorney, is extremely good on her feet, and was Washington liaison for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (a business-oriented Democrat who sorta wants to be president but really really should run in 2020 against Colorado’s junior senator, Republican Cory Gardner, a chipmunk disguised as a politician, who was very inappropriately endorsed by the failing Denver Post in 2014). 

 

Longtime Congressman Mike Coffman (TP-Colorado) was finally defeated on November 6 by newcomer and rising Dem star Jason Crow, a mere puppy at 39 and a combat veteran who was recruited to run against Coffman by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, in Colorado's 6th Congressional District — first time ever that a Dem has taken that seat.

 

Crow will very capably represent Aurora, the site of the Aurora Movie Theatre Massacre.

 

In 2022, Coffman, a loyal Republican who once (May 2012) told constitutents that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, will challenge Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis, a multi-millionaire and one of the wealthiest Members of Congress, who defeated a crowded Democratic field on June 26 — besting a better-qualified Dem candidate, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, former State Senator Mike Johnston, as well as Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne — the current Lieutenant Governor of the Centennial State, who, when appointed to that position by Governor “Hick,” said she would not run for governor — only she did. Lynne came in fourth. Every vote for Donna Lynne was a vote against Cary Kennedy. Kennedy would have been Colorado’s first woman governor, as Polis easily defeated Bush Family Member Walker Stapleton, Colorado’s two-term State Treasurer. Stapleton ran a clueless campaign and lost to Polis bigtime. Stapleton defeated Kennedy when she ran for re-election as State Treasurer in 2010.

 

Congressman Polis will be succeeded by even younger rising Dem star Joe Neguse, 35, an Eritrean-American who has a truly sparkling personality. Nobody who has ever met Joe Neguse dislikes him. Neguse was elected on November 6 to represent Boulder and other parts of Colorado. He was a Regent of the University of Colorado. He ran for Secretary of State in 2014, and is a member of a prominent Denver law firm, Holland and Hart; Crow is a partner there.

 

Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi only five minutes ago.

 

Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi is 78. She is the daughter of Maryland Congressman and Baltimore Mayor Thomas Ludwig D’Alesandro (1903-1987). Pelosi has represented San Francisco in Congress since 1987. Her Congressional District is one of the safest Democratic seats in all of the 435-member House of Representatives.

 

The 78-year old Pelosi has a net worth of $26.4 million smackeroolas, and she donates heavily to Democratic Congressional candidates or potential Congressional candidates.

 

Ever since becoming Speaker of the House in 2007, Pelosi has been the target of every Republican political candidate for being too liberal.

 

It’s time for a much younger Democratic base.

 

ASR Smith wasted no time asking Pelosi whether she intends to be elected Speaker after the Blue Wave caused Trump to lose any chance of not being impeached.

 

(Enter Joe Neguse, who, as we said, is only 35.)

 

Pelosi snapped, “Why not? I refuse to give up this very powerful position! I appoint committee chairs. I’m third in line for the presidency, and Trump’s gonna have a stroke or a heart attack any minute now — especially since he’s in Paris where he insulted Francois Macron.”

 

“And whenever that happens, former Indiana conservative talk show host Mike Pence will take over, announcing his theocratic agenda, but then — who knows when he’ll be taken up in the Rapture? (Pence, an evangelical, is solely responsible for Trump’s unconscionable alliance with evangelical voters, whose primary desire is to help Trump flip the Supreme Court to all GOP so SCOTUS can overrule Roe v. Wade).

 

But ASR Smith knows better. She predicts, and she has so informed us, that Congressional Democrats, later this month, will tap the dynamic Neguse to lead them in the House.

 

Interviewed by your solitary reporter only one hour ago, Neguse said that as Speaker of the House, he will persuade all Colorado voters to repeal TABOR (the Taxpayers Bill of Rights) which, since 1992, has strangled Colorado government.

 

“I’ll also see to it that Coloradans amend their unecessarily lengthy Constitution to bring back representative government to our great State.”

 

Neguse was referring to the November 6, 2018 ballot, which, for Denver residents, contained over twenty proposed constitutional amendments, propositions, and Denver ballot issues.

 

“I know that Coloradans — Democrats and Unaffiliateds — are among the smartest in the nation, but how they managed to get through that three-page ballot is way beyond me."

 

Thu

08

Nov

2018

Justice Ginsburg's Broken Ribs Are Not the Result of an Accident

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85. Yesterday, she was hospitalized with three broken ribs after she fell accidentally in her office.

 

Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have been salivating for months now over the chance to put yet another ultra-conservative Justice on the Supreme Court — especially after fake Republican outrage over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination helped McConnell keep his GOP majority in several red states on Tuesday.

 

Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith has just informed us that it was not really an accident in her office.

 

Nope, it was McConnell and Grassley who bust into RBG’s chambers with several of Donald Trump’s Russian goons, who did the dirty deed.

 

But Bader Ginsburg, recovering at George Washington University Hospital, told associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman that in only a few days, she’ll be back on the job, if only to counter whatever mischief Kavanaugh and Gorsuch are planning.

 

Colorado Attorney General-elect Phil Weiser, who clerked for Bader Ginsburg in 1995 and 1996, told us moments ago that she will probably be back on the job by Monday. “She’s the strongest person I know, both mentally and physically.”