Skipping Stones

Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac

Roger Stone: Never Laid Again?

We learned late yesterday that the greatest living Nixon, Fanboi Roger Stone,

“urged an acquaintance who knew Mr. Assange to ask the WikiLeaks founder for emails related to Mrs. Clinton’s alleged role in disrupting a purported Libyan peace deal in 2011 when she was secretary of state, referring to her by her initials. ‘Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30–particularly on August 20, 2011,’ Mr. Stone wrote to Randy Credico, a New York radio personality who had interviewed Mr. Assange several weeks earlier.”

For a while we’ve read that Mr. Mueller has been asking questions from all of Stone’s assorted friends and family but not Stone hisself, which sort of indicates that he’s a target. Mueller knows that Stone knew that Hillary Clinton’s email account was hacked before anyone else, so maybe?

Now given Stone’s affection for rat-eff’ing and hero worship of the big R-F’er hisself (Nixon), this becomes a moment of pride and honor for Stone. Will he hold his hand over the candle like Liddy and prove his toughness, or will he sing like a canary?

The NEW Quatloo
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Anyone want to start some house odds in the comments? I got a new Quatloo itching in my pocket.

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The ‘Dear Jong’ Letter

For Whom The Nobel Trolls

More Exciting News From Trump HQ!

The Nobel Prize Committee is going to go back to the ol’ drawing board because Hair Führer isn’t even going to meet Kim Jong-Un, let alone take him to Prom.

As we all know by now, Prznint Stupid sent a letter to Little Rocket Man telling him they are breaking up, and wistfully reminds him to not to ask Vlad in his place (or sumpin’):

“You talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

Shorter Stupid: Mine is bigger than yours.

Our less-than-charitable assessment is that Prznint Stupid was never prepared and desperate for a win, which he realized was not gonna happen, so he quit first. So his break-up note is really I’m breaking up with you before you break up with me.

And we’ll conclude with The Villagers, who as we know,  want nothing more than to find something to give Comrade Stupid some praise for doing (“maybe THEN he’ll like us!”), but Axios took ass-kissing to a new level (emphasis mine):

“Beyond the very serious geopolitical stakes, this move is pure Trump. A theatrical withdrawal from a potential “deal,” and reminder to Americans that he milked his adversary and gave them nothing in return.”

Oh, gross.

Posted in 4th Reich, Comrade Preznint Stupid, The Russian Usurper | 4 Comments

And He Was Never Laid Again

Tattoo week continues!

my life

Sad on many levels.

Posted in Never Laid Again | 5 Comments

My Work Is Done Here

Bringing you the Goat Rodeo News! since 2008 (759 posts and counting!!1!)

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs

This lunatic tells us to not hear what he is not saying… but then tells us that school shooters are false flag operators, and they are sharp shooters who want to take away Possum Hollar’s guns. Try to figure that one out.

Posted in Coach Dave, Guns! Guns! Guns!, Theocrats | 6 Comments

The Prime Directive

Everyone of a certain age* already knows that the Prime Directive is essentially to do no harm. So imagine my surprise to learn that there is pending legislation actually called the Do No Harm Act:

To amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties, and for other purposes.

Rewire tells us:

“The “Do No Harm Act” is a companion measure to legislation of the same name introduced last year by Reps. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA). It would amend RFRA, a Clinton-era law meant to protect against burdening a person’s exercise of religion that has since been manipulated by conservatives as part of their religious imposition agenda, in order to “protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties.”

“…The legislation would mandate that the law “not be interpreted to authorize an exemption from generally applicable law that imposes the religious views, habits, or practices of one party upon another” and that RFRA “should not be interpreted to authorize an exemption for one party that permits discrimination against others, including persons who do not belong to the religion or adhere to the beliefs of that party.”

It comes as no surprise to us that yet another ’90s, Clinton-era triangulation law has come back to bite us all in the ass as the Theocrats and Y’all Qaeda have perverted it into a cudgel to beat everyone into submission and get their way.

There’s little chance that this bill will pass and zero chance that Prznint Stupid will sign it, but hopefully this bill might make a few ripples, and maybe a few people with principles and whatnot might give it some support so that it can return at a later day and be enacted.

*Mine

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Midday Palate Cleanser

Personally, I don’t believe in Hell, and I certainly don’t believe that dogs would ever go there. That said…

Dog Hell

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Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac, Cont.

Michael/Mikhail Cohen: Hung Out To Dry

Comrade Stupid’s most stupidest Lawyer Michael Cohen (sorry Rudy, you lost) is perhaps criminally stupid:

“Attorney Michael Cohen was secretly paid at least $400,000 by Ukrainians to set up talks between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last June, the BBC reportedWednesday.”

So why would Ukraine’s President Poroshenko want to pay someone to set up a meeting? Don’t heads of state generally meet each other?

Oops. They chose poorly:

“Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.”

So Ukraine figured out that Comrade Stupid has thin skin and would not like them since they preferred Hillary, so they were willing to pay-to-play. And after Trump’s Fourth Reich demanded that the GOP support the Russians by removing the Ukraine plank from their platform, well, who could blame them for supporting Hillary? I mean, other than Comrade Stupid.

Anyway, Cohen as we know, is not a registered lobbyist and this lobbying is a crime, bigly. Perhaps the lever’s fulcrum just moved and Mr. Mueller will have even more leverage to flip him? Yeah.

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The Death of the Media, Cont.

Trump vs. Trump?

AP:

“Trump has told confidants in recent days that the revelation of an informant was potential evidence that the upper echelon of federal law enforcement had conspired against him, according to the three people who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Trump told one ally this week that he wanted “to brand” the informant a “spy,” believing the more nefarious term would resonate more in the media and with the public.”

Look, prznint stupid is a known liar, he lies to us about things small and large; he lies reflexively, he lies strategically, but he lies, Lies, LIES.  All the time! In the excerpt above, he is strategizing how he will lie to us and it was published. This bit of info, however, was buried deep in the AP article and was not the lead, which is kind of shocking.

The Reliable Sources email thingie misses that point but makes a different, solid point:

There’s a “tell” in many of Trump’s comments about this controversy. Usually it’s the word “if.” Or “maybe.” Or “possibly.” Or “or!” The caveats give him some wiggle room while he’s promoting a full-fledged conspiracy theory.

On Wednesday he tweeted that this “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!” Notice the word “could?” He’s hedging, but readers and viewers are left with the impression that he wants — that there’s some sort of sinister plot against him.

So journalists are having to work very carefully to fact-check the claims. Some outlets are rising to the challenge better than others. Here’s my column about this…

…but this time there is no wiggle, it is an outright lie. Yes, the press needs to factcheck everything (including, “um,” “uh,” and “the”) coming from the mango-hued shitgibbon’s mouth. But maybe the Villagers should stop repeating the lies themselves. They are echoing and amplifying lies, and it is having an impact:

“…More Republican voters are saying that they are skeptical about Mueller’s inquiry. And much of the news coverage has shifted to claims that Trump has been making about the investigation rather than findings of the investigation itself. To be fair, Mueller has kept a tight lid on the investigation, leaving somewhat of a vacuum in which Trump’s criticisms have had free rein.”

So, because Mueller cannot issue a comment, Comrade Prznint can frame the news and the Villagers echo his frame. Trump is playing the media for rubes, and this may be the only time that he is right.

 

Posted in CNN, Death of the Media | 1 Comment

Nobel Prize Slips, Slides Away From Prznint Stupid

Pence is the one on the right.

Walking termite buffet Mike Pence is proving to us that he’s as dumb as he looks, or maybe he’s even dumber (emphasis mine):

“North Korea said on Thursday that it would have second thoughts about a summit meeting between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Trump if American officials continued to make what the North considers threats against its leadership.

“The North Korean official who issued the warning singled out Vice President Mike Pence for remarks that she called ‘ignorant and stupid.’ In an interview broadcast on Monday on Fox News, Mr. Pence warned that North Korea’s government could end up like that of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan leader.

“In a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday, the North Korean official, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui, referred to ‘unlawful and outrageous acts’ by top American officials and said that Mr. Pence had made ‘unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end like Libya.’”

Of course, it could be the case that noted coward Prznint Comrade wants out of the summit where he will get played like a Geomungo and thus sent out his bagman, Pence, to do the deed. So I guess once Comrade Stupid is outta the way, Father Pence will have less work to do to usher in Armageddon. Diabolically Clover, er Clever!

UPDATE BEFORE EVEN PUBLISHED: The Summit is cancelled.

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