Rob’s Weekly Wrap Up 3/8-3/15

This week opened with violence in Venezuela and more stories of wealth and corruption as we learned how wealthy people paid ‘consultants’ to scam their kids into ivy league schools. President Trump produced a budget that cuts Medicare and social security to pay for the wall Mexico will pay for and the courts sentenced Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, to seven years in prison in two separate trials.

Prosecutors in New York indicted Manafort on state crimes immediately after the second hearing: Trump can’t pardon state crimes. The House and Senate vetoed Trump’s emergency declaration and in New Zealand a white supremacist murdered 43 Muslims as they prayed in their Mosque: his manifesto touted America’s 45th president as inspiration. America’s white supremacists immediately denounced the horrific tragedy as a false flag operation.

As comic relief, old tapes exposed a racist homophobe on Fox as a racist homophobe. I’m still not sure why this is news:

Nancy Pelosi says it’s not worth impeaching trump if she can’t get a bipartisan consensus. I think she is right. Democrats can’t do this alone: the GOP  House and Senate will either do its job or go down for not doing it. What do you think?

The UK is in chaos after the vote on Brexit:

As a FYI, if you’ve heard about the Green New Deal but don’t think you understand what it does, this video offers a possible explanation.

On a personal note, spring arrived; it was a glorious week in San Francisco.

Yesterday a headache became a migraine. I’m still not at 100%, and I made the mistake of trying the new WordPress editor mid-post and it screwed everything up. I apologize for any mistakes in this post.  I’m going to close comments use the rest of the weekend to learn the new editor and fix the post.

I’ll catch up with folks on Monday. Or sooner

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But For FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton would be The Next US President

from Gronda Morin

Gronda Morin

cartoon-dt-kissing-comey-imrsI am convinced that the FBI’s letter, instigated by its Director James Comey was the proximate cause (the final straw) that caused the democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton to lose to the republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. If the vote were held on October 27, 2016, the day before the controversial FBI “October Surprise” letter was made public, Hillary Clinton would have prevailed.

According to Nate Silver, as of October 27, she had an 81% chance of winning, but after the letter was released, her chances went down to 65%. This is true despite all the obstacles Mrs. Clinton had to overcome, starting with her husband Bill Clinton’s foolish interference by his importune meeting with the DOJ chief, Loretta Lynch at an airport where he spoke to her for about 20 minutes. This placed Loretta Lynch in a position where she felt obliged to recuse herself from taking any part in the…

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