Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel. Now America’s former Cold War rival is using social media to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a former CIA official and a former Republican congressman said Monday night. Michael Morell, who ran the CIA, and Michael Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,… Continue reading “Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn”
How to Deprogram Truth-Denying Trump Voters
How did Donald Trump win, when he used so many misleading statements and outright deceptions? Couldn’t people see through them? As an expert in brain science, I want to share why his followers fell for his lies and what can be done to address this situation in the future. First, let’s get the facts straight. At… Continue reading “Trump, Truth and Emotional Reasoning”
A good analysis of the limits of a presidential pardon and why Trump won’t likely be able to just wave a magic wand and make it all go away, even for his friends.
With the first indictment looming from the federal Trump-Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is getting a reminder: His pardoning pardons can’t fix everything. “I don’t think the president’s power is all that absolute, as people have been suggesting,” California Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday.… Continue reading “Trump’s Pardon Powers Have Limits When Indictment Comes”
Yet another example of how Trump is a danger not only to us but to the entire world. It just makes me sick.
Following the Kurdistan Region’s defeat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), we moved quickly to secure our own rights in an independence referendum last month. We seized the opportunity to solidify our role as a stable partner for peace for America and the rest of the world. Yet in a tragic turn of events, our… Continue reading “Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Kurds, Iraq Will Suffer”
President Crazy Pants Predicts Two Women On Supreme Court Will Die
We will never know the state of Donald Trump’s health since only a quack doctor released his findings which are contrary to any professional’s manner of writing about the health of their patient. It was as if Trump ran into Target one day to ask the cashier to write some cool things about his health, then he stamped his ‘doctor’s’ name at the bottom of it. Continue reading “Trump Predicts He’ll Get To Appoint 3 More Supreme Court Justices”
You know, normally I’d think this was just California being its normal, goofy self, but given the current tensions between us and the North Koreans and Trump’s inability to think before he speaks (or tweets) and lack of comprehension that his words can have serious consequences, I’m thinking they may just have the right idea.
California is prepping for the possibility of a nuclear attack, citing tensions with North Korea and a propaganda video by the country that showed the city of San Francisco in ruins. A 16-page memo issued by the Los Angeles-area Joint Regional Intelligence Center urges officials in the state to “familiarize themselves with their agency’s radiological and… Continue reading “California Prepares For Nuclear Attack”
Some common sense thoughts on the Craigslist ad floating around purporting to pay people for showing up at Trump’s Florida “campaign event.”
First off, there have been a tremendous amount of unverified claims from both the left and the right that supporters/protesters are being paid to show up to political events. These claims have been made since the beginning of the last election, since Donald Trump descended down his escalator, and not one instance has been proven.
However, in this case, overtly saying they’re going to pay supporters with gift cards and cash vouchers, at a very public event, is so incredibly dumb it can’t possibly be real.
Most importantly, it’s impossible to know if this ad is real or fake without attending this Saturday’s rally, which we will be doing. And if we see people getting paid to go this rally, we’ll let you know. To be honest, that would be an amazing story.
There are also rumors being circulated that this rally is actually a plot to make Trump protesters look like violent thugs with agitators prepared to attend the rally and stir up trouble. Unless someone has actually seen evidence of such plotting, though, it’s hard to know if it’s true or not. I think skepticism is warranted here as well.
The suggested way of dealing with this is for peaceful protesters to hold their counter-event some distance from the rally itself. While that certainly sounds reasonable, it won’t do anything to stop agent provocateurs from causing trouble in the name of the Resistance movement, and it could render any protest more-or-less invisible, since it will be out of sight of both the Trump supporters and the media. If one were given to conspiracy-style thinking, one might be concerned that this could be propaganda from Trump supporters to help minimize the appearance of dissent, but I wouldn’t know about that…