What Star Trek Can Teach Us About The Warren-Sanders Divide And Fighting Russian Disinformation

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 2:17pm

Please click on this tweet and read through the thread. It is a perfect response to the #RefundWarren and the #ITrustBernie hashtags that were on Twitter last week. I have no doubt that at least some of those who pushed it were Russians, laughing up their asses at sowing division among the left.

 

 

This reminds me of "The Day of the Dove" episode in the original Star Trek series. (Spoiler ahead) There is an alien being who has managed to get a group of Klingons onto the Enterprise. It sets the crew of the Enterprise against the Klingon Crew and the two groups fight each other to death, except no one ever truly dies. As soon as someone from either crew dies, the alien brings him back to life so he can live and continue the fight. The alien feeds off the hatred of the two crews for each other. Its goal is to promote that hatred. It wants the two crews to be locked on the Enterprise, adrift forever in space, and fighting and "killing" each other in an endless war. Only when the two crews realize the game that the alien is playing can they learn to trust each other enough to defeat it.

 

I can't recommend this episode highly enough.

 

 

 

Donald Trump Is Mentally Ill. Support Our Troops By Impeaching And Removing Him.

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 01/12/2020 - 10:11pm

Donald Trump claims to be a very stable genius. How stable is he? Is he stable enough to trust him having his finger on the nuclear trigger? Or should he be removed via Section 4 of the 25th Amendment?

 

It is almost impossible to keep track of the numerous truly bizarre behaviors that President Trump has exhibited over the last three years. Fortunately, Helen Kennedy compiled a list of over 50 such incidents that she posted on Twitter. Click on this tweet and follow the thread for a trip that starts down memory lane and ends in The Twilight Zone.

 

An Open Letter To Congressman Tom Reed About Impeachment: Pt. 2-Destroying Republican Complaints Against Impeachment

Submitted by Robin Messing on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:00pm

This is the second part of a two part letter to Congressman Tom Reed explaining why he should impeach Donald Trump. It covers Donald Trump's attempt to coerce Ukraine into muddling the 2020 election. Topics not included in the House's Articles of Impeachment but which should be considered when evaluating Donald Trump's fitness to continue holding office were covered in Part 1. 

 

Republicans have made excuse after excuse to avoid seriously considering, much less concluding, that Donald Trump should be impeached. Here are their greatest hits along with evidence that their complaints were made in bad faith.

An Open Letter To Congressman Tom Reed About Impeachment: Pt. 1-Impeach Trump To Be True To Yourself

Submitted by Robin Messing on Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:55pm

This is the first part of a two part letter to Congressman Tom Reed explaining why he should impeach Donald Trump. It covers topics not included in the House's Articles of Impeachment but which should be considered when evaluating Donald Trump's fitness to continue holding office. I believe that these topics will be of particular interest to Congressman Reed given what he has stated in the past. The second part of this letter debunks many of the Republican objections to impeaching Trump for his attempt to coerce Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election.

 

I am writing this letter to you to urge you to impeach Donald Trump. I know my demand for impeachment will not come as a surprise to you since I have contacted you or your office before and asked you to support impeachment. I also know that you are unlikely to put much weight in my opinion because I am a liberal and oppose both Trump and his agenda. That is fine. Do not impeach Trump because of me. Impeach Donald Trump because of YOU. Impeach Donald Trump because much of what he has done is offensive to YOUR agenda. IF YOU FAIL TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP YOU WILL BE TURNING YOUR BACK ON WHAT YOU STAND FOR.

Republicans Storm the SCIF--or Send In the Clowns

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 5:52am

Matt Gaetz and over 30 House Republican Representatives stormed the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where the House was gathering evidence for its impeachment hearings, cell phones in hand, and delayed Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper's testimony by five hours in order to protest what they claimed was an unfair process that lacked transparency. They did not like that the testimony was happening behind closed doors where no one could see it. They also objected to Trump not being allowed to have a lawyer present during the testimony to cross examine the witnesses and represent Trump's interests.  FOX News quoted the leaders explaining why they protested.

 

“We’re going to try and go in there, and we’re going to try to figure out what’s going on, on behalf of the millions of Americans that we represent that want to see this Congress working for them and not obsess with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment,” Gaetz said.

 

The Republicans specifically called out Schiff, D-Calif., who is leading the investigation.

“What is Adam Schiff trying to hide?” asked House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. “I think that’s the question so many people have, so many of my colleagues have, so many people in the press should have.”

“Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what’s happening behind these closed doors where they’re trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules,” Scalise continued. “They call the witnesses. They don’t let anybody else call the witnesses.”

Donald Trump's Tweet Revealed Classified Information That Could Help Iran Evade Our Surveillance

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 5:28am

Our intelligence community was shocked when Donald Trump tweeted out a photograph of a surveillance image of an Iranian missile that had blown up on its launch pad.

 

 

Cory Booker vs Donald Trump Is Like Unity vs Scum

Submitted by Robin Messing on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 7:07pm

Here is a little exercise for you. Compare and contrast how Cory Booker responded to a “gotcha” question by a Breitbart reporter with what Trump said in a tweet and what Trump’s press secretary said in an interview. You can find a video of Booker's response here.  Booker was brilliant. Trump—well, I may be a little biased about Trump, so you be the judge of how he did. First the Booker video.

 

 

Trump's Ukraine Treason Should No Longer Be the First Article of Impeachment: Iran and Hezbollah Have Told Us Why

Submitted by Robin Messing on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 6:05am

Trump’s giving the green light to Turkey to massacre our allies the Kurds is both evil and hurts our national security. ISIS may rise again because of this, and who will be our allies on the ground to help us beat them back? No one, because no one will trust us to have their back in the future. Retired Four-Star General and head of CentCom, Joseph Votel, and terrorism expert Elizabeth Dent wrote this about the danger of abandoning our partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces. consisting mainly of the Kurds.

 

Over four years, the SDF freed tens of thousands of square miles and millions of people from the grip of ISIS. Throughout the fight, it sustained nearly 11,000 casualties. By comparison, six U.S. service members, as well as two civilians, have been killed in the anti-ISIS campaign. Key to this effective relationship was mutual trust, constant communication, and clear expectations. The partnership was not without its difficulties. That included working through the December 2018 announcement of our sudden departure and our subsequent agreement with Turkey to pursue a security mechanism for the border areas. But each time, the strong mutual trust built on the ground between our military members and the SDF preserved our momentum. The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options. . . .

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