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Trump is Killing Us

The mad hatter is killing us, loudly, if we would only notice all the dereguatory activity by the Trump cabinet of criminal swamp creatures, going down behind his huffing and puffing. Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains, Kristoff, NY Times.

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crispr embryo heart disease

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos

privatize war and foreign policy

ump Aides Recruited Businessmen to Devise Options for Afghanistan

More on the Jareds

More on the Jareds’ queasy business dealings – $110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudis Has Jared Kushner’s Personal Touch Mr. Kushner was referring to a $100 billion-plus arms deal that the administration hoped to seal with Saudi Arabia in time to announce it during Mr. Trump’s visit to the kingdom this weekend. The two sides […]

Ha ha, fooled you, gonna make the U.S. even worse

Humpty Trumpty promised to make the U.S. great again but has decided to make the country even worse. Don the Builder Toys With a Promise

What Led Mr. T. to Twitter Storm about Obama

Good lord, y’all. Here is the chain reaction that led to Mr. T.’s twit storm about Obama ‘spying’ on him, him being Mr. T.himself (from a Yahoo article). Louise Mensch, “a high-octane Oxford-educated former Tory politician turned journalist, who has authored a string of “chick lit” novels for young women, and is married to the […]

Budget Cuts Trump and Republicans Look Forward To

Budget cuts designed to satisfy Trump notions of a balanced budget and Republicans’ general ideological desire to use less money on people and more on themselves and their corporate sponsorts. are on their way now after Mick Mulvaney, budget director at OMB has been approved by corporate criminal congressional Republicans.

Slimy Creature Health Care

In short: The GOP would have made insurance more affordable for younger people by making it unaffordable for older people and worse for everyone.

More on the cabinet and assorted Mr. T’s daft associates

Heebie jeebies with Trump’s collection of some of the ‘shadiest, darkest, weirdest’ associates and and a cabinet marked by an astounding lack of competence.

Mr. T. Fails to Run the Government

Trump can’t find any cronies to help run his government’s departments. But along with Bannon will fire those actually working in his government. Such confusion and lack of ability in the White House.

Sharp analysis of Trump use of Deep State

Trump cronies’ dangerous misuse of phrases such as ‘deep state’ and ‘fake news’ just to shore up the failling ego of their tumbling boss.

A Certain Beauty Arises

…arises watching the presidency coming apart. Why deny and then admit contacts with the Russians? Why not release tax returns if there is nothing to hide? Do we hear chants of “crooked donny, crooked donny” arising from the streets? Followed by rousing incantations of “lock him up”? Is turnabout fair play? It would seem to […]

Trump is a Very Expensive President

Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a ‘logistical nightmare’ — at taxpayer expense, good Washington Post article on what Trump’s getaways to Florida cost, and what his spoiled son’s extravagant life styles are costing the very working class stiffs who voted him in. As well as how much security for the first lady in New York […]

“High Crimes and Misdemeanors – New LSW Page

A new LSW page. LSW found it necessary to follow events, late breakings, various relevant revelations and the like which might accumulate and coagulate into a set of forces which would prompt the current residents of the once hallowed halls of the White House to vacate

Trump Israel Arab Allies

USA (Trump/Kushner/Sheldon Adelson), Israel (Benjamin Netanyahu), Sunni (Jordan/UAE/Egypt), Shia configuration in the age of the Trump: informative NY Times article detailing the roles played by the various actors.

Deregulation moves

G.O.P. Hurries to Slash Oil and Gas Rules, Ending Industries’ 8-Year Wait The first paragraph of the article reads: The document carried the title “A Roadmap to Repeal,” a concise list of Obama administration environmental regulations that a Koch brothers-backed group was pressing President Trump and Congress to quickly reverse after Inauguration Day replete with […]

Grounds for impeachment already before inauguration?

Are Mr. Trump’s business dealings’ putting him in violation of the Constitution already on day one of his presidency?

Russian Hacking Ops and the Like

“Their tradecraft is superb, operational security second to none,” and “both groups were constantly going back into the environment” to change code and methods and switch command and control channels. – quote from counterpunch article

Betsy DeVos – Could Be Your Next Secretary of Education

New LSW page on DeVos, who Mr. Trump- who at times according to Big Worries About Betsy DeVos displays ‘breathtaking ignorance about the powers and basic function of government’ – has nominated to be Education Secretary.

Steven Mnuchin – Treasury Secretary nominee

Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Accused of “Widespread Misconduct” in Leaked Memo

TGT’s salvos around the intelligence on Russian hacking

UPDATE Weds. Jan. 11, 17: We never found out what the Great Twitster knew that others didn’t know (see quote under). Instead, unsubstantiated news reports are circulating regarding unproven claims in ‘opposition research memos prepared mainly by a retired British intelligence operative for a Washington political and corporate research firm’. Some of the claims are: […]

He Knows Things

TGT said on the eve to what should be an entertaining year in the U.S. of A. that he knows things that others don’t know, referring apparently to the possible hacking of the DNC by Russia. He also said that he knows a lot about hacking and that we will find out what he knows […]

Say what!?!?!?

The president-elect said the following in relation to the present president’s actions towards Russia: “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he said. “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we […]

Can U.S. States Prevent Worsening Climate Change?

States Will Lead on Climate Change in the Trump Era from the NY Times. Article details array of climate change deniers Trump has deployed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the Department of Interior — the three agencies with the greatest influence on energy policy — have either denied or […]

Rick Perry the mad dog of the Enegy Dept.?

What will be misbegotten result of the combination of Rick I-can’t-remember-the-name-of-that-department Perry as head of that department and the new president who seemingly thinks climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese?

Tillersen connivings behind the tapestry

Not sure what else to call these shenanigans (probably another term which needs explanation, given the obvious resonances….), but how else to detail the writhings to get the head of Exxon Mobil, with his dubious Russia connections, not to mention his global warming attitudes, which are all over the map into the position of secretary […]

Trump business interests in Russia

Bloomberg article: Trump’s Long Romance With Russia

Jason Goodwin – author, Istanbul, mysteries

Don’t forget to look into this fellow’s writings more closely: Jason Goodwin. First heard about him on a NPR morning edition report, describing a cookbook that he has spun off from his Yashim the Detective series.

North Carolina Senate and Governor races

Debora Ross could whomp on siting NC Sen. Burr thus both getting rid of a gun promoting fossil fuel promoting Trump supporter as well as “help change the ossified, obstructionist state of Senate politics.” UPDATE: Ross lost,Burr won. Ballotpedia writes: Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who did not establish a strong ground game in the state, […]