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by jserraglio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump claims he's the victim of 'phony emoluments clause'
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Trump claims he's the victim of 'phony emoluments clause'

Trump makes a valid point. The emoluments clause does not apply to him b/c he obtained the Presidency illegitimately with a substantial boost from Russia. Also as an agent of a foreign power, he is subject to diplomatic immunity. So in the light of these facts, he is, as he points out repeatedly and...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In Ohio, four companies that peddled opioids settle rather than face a jury
Replies: 0
Views: 24

In Ohio, four companies that peddled opioids settle rather than face a jury

WALL STREET JOURNAL CLEVELAND—Four drug companies have reached a $260 million settlement at the last minute to avoid a trial here seeking to blame them for fueling the opioid crisis, attorneys said Monday. The country’s top drug distributors, McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBerge...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vets who fought alongside them express disgust at the latest of several US betrayals of the Kurds
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Vets who fought alongside them express disgust at the latest of several US betrayals of the Kurds

REUTERS In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad's Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out of his SUV, three Iraqi guards turned him around at gunpoint. As he walked back to the vehicle, he heard an AK-47 being racked and ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Foggy Bottom pros openly defy Pompeo and Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Foggy Bottom pros openly defy Pompeo and Trump

POLITICO As U.S. diplomats defy the president and the secretary of State to testify before impeachment investigators, they’re being hailed as heroes by colleagues who’ve long felt abused. They’ve been derided as a “deep state,” slurred as “Obama holdovers,” threatened with draconian budget cuts and ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pontius Pilate had an edifice complex, archaeologists discover
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Pontius Pilate had an edifice complex, archaeologists discover

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Pontius Pilate is a man many Jews and Christians love to hate. For Christians, the Roman governor of Judaea played a central role in the execution of Jesus around A.D. 30, while for Jews he was a callous ruler who set the stage for the rebellion that led to the destruction of Je...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump began October by green-lighting Turkey and ended it by red-lighting Doral
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Trump began October by green-lighting Turkey and ended it by red-lighting Doral

Trump rarely backs down?

Say what?

He has capitulated in one way or another to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, N.Korea, Russia and China. On the foreign front at least, he conducts himself as if he were an invertebrate.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump began October by green-lighting Turkey and ended it by red-lighting Doral
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Trump began October by green-lighting Turkey and ended it by red-lighting Doral

THE HILL President Trump on Saturday said he would no longer host next year's Group of Seven (G-7) summit at his Doral resort after intense backlash from Democrats, ethics watchdogs and some Republican lawmakers. The reversal came two days after the White House announced that Trump National Doral ne...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Text of Mitch McConnell WAPO op-ed breaking with Trump on foreign policy
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Text of Mitch McConnell WAPO op-ed breaking with Trump on foreign policy

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facil...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Excerpts from Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill"
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Excerpts from Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill"

Weinstein’s relationships with the private investigators were often routed through law firms that represented him. This is designed to place investigative materials under the aegis of attorney-client privilege, which can prevent the disclosure of communications, even in court. David Remnick of The ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Excerpts from Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill"
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Excerpts from Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill"

THE NEW YORKER Ronan Farrow details how Harvey Weinstein tried to surveil and intimidate him and various accusers as Farrow doggedly pursued the story of Weinstein's crimes against women. THE BLACK CUBE CHRONICLES PART I https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-espionage/the-black-cube-chronicles-th...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ's expose of how America was humiliated by Trump's chaotic retreat in Syria
Replies: 0
Views: 42

WSJ's expose of how America was humiliated by Trump's chaotic retreat in Syria

WALL STREET JOURNAL President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops upended Middle East policy and empowered Washington’s adversaries America’s humiliating exit from the war in Vietnam was marked by chaotic images of people struggling to board the last helicopters leaving the rooftop of the U.S. ...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another new low for squalid president
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Another new low for squalid president

This WAPO update on G-7 Doral appeared today: -----•----- A day after President Trump awarded the huge Group of Seven summit to his own struggling Doral resort in Florida, the White House said Trump’s company would charge taxpayers only enough to cover the resort’s costs. But neither the White House...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 48
Views: 21659

Re: What movies are you watching today?

The Witch (2016) directorial debut by Robert Eggers (director of The Lighthouse, now in wide release).
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

VOGUE 4 Art Experts Analyze That Historic Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump Some see Renaissance influences; others, hints of Norman Rockwell. Have you noticed the Benjamin Franklin bust in the background and the clock on the mantle bisecting the frame? The instantly iconic photo of Speaker of the House...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 48
Views: 21659

Re: What movies are you watching today?

On Amazon Prime Video:

The Jewish Journey: America (2015) PBS documentary
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1997) documentary
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Fear and Desire (1953) dir. by Stanley Kubrick
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 48
Views: 21659

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Lacombe, Lucien (1974) dir. by Louis Malle
1900 (1976) dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Significance of this week's House testimony explained
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Significance of this week's House testimony explained

THE NEW YORKER FORGET TRUMP’S “MELTDOWN”—FOLLOW THE TESTIMONY By Susan B. Glasser October 17, 2019 In a series of tweets in late July, Donald Trump called Elijah Cummings, a Democratic representative from Baltimore and one of his chief congressional critics, a “brutal bully” whose inner-city distri...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: With Trump, all roads lead to Vladimir Putin
Replies: 0
Views: 77

With Trump, all roads lead to Vladimir Putin

CNN POLITICS October 18, 2019 In defending the recent withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria, President Donald Trump has continued to cite reasons that are not only factually dubious but which also mirror talking points issued by Turkey and Russia, contradicting US officials and the facts on th...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Actor John Lithgow sizes up Trump as entertainer
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Actor John Lithgow sizes up Trump as entertainer

NEW YORK TIMES Opinion The performer in chief is forcing us to live in a B-movie horror. John Lithgow: Trump Is a Bad President. He’s an Even Worse Entertainer. By John Lithgow Readers of this page have every reason to be suspicious of the political musings of an actor. I’m suspicious of them myself...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Quid pro quo? Well, maybe just an itsy-bitsy one? Mick admits.
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Quid pro quo? Well, maybe just an itsy-bitsy one? Mick admits.

THE HILL The White House defense against Democrats’ impeachment inquiry suffered a major blow Thursday with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s admission that aid for Ukraine was linked to President Trump’s desire for the country to pursue a political probe related to the 2016 election. The stunni...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ISIS calls for renewed attacks on Kurd forces weakened by Erdogan's attacks and Trump's precipitous pullout
Replies: 1
Views: 62

ISIS calls for renewed attacks on Kurd forces weakened by Erdogan's attacks and Trump's precipitous pullout

WAPO The Islamic State is racing to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in northern Syria, stepping up attacks on prisons as well as on the now-weakened Kurdish militia that served as the vanguard in the U.S.-led war against the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate, intelligence official...
by jserraglio
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The question is no longer whether but when: House grapples with impeachment timeline
Replies: 1
Views: 64

The question is no longer whether but when: House grapples with impeachment timeline

VOX Mitch McConnell has floated the idea of holding a Senate impeachment trial after Thanksgiving. Senate Republicans believe an impeachment trial in their chamber will wrap up by the end of the year, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not making any promises on her end. “I have no idea,” Pelosi flat...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another new low for squalid president
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Another new low for squalid president

Trump could very well be hosting that G-7 as a private citizen, the first ever President to be impeached and convicted; but even if he survives his Senate trial, as now seems likely given the utter emasculation of the GOP, he will be hosting it as only the fourth President to be stigmatized by impea...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

The image soon became Pelosi's cover photo on Twitter. Pelosi's Chief of Staff Drew Hamill clearly wanted others to notice the tongue-in-cheek gesture, so he tweeted an image of the speaker's cover photo, thanking Mr. Trump for the new image. Hamill also retweeted presidential candidate Amy Klobuch...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

Caption: 'Third-grade' teacher sends unruly student to Principal's office. What the dickens is the WH thinking? They publish a photo that shows the Speaker standing and pointing powerfully at a seated, subservient President? Have they no idea how this image reinforces Pelosi's appeal to Independent ...
by jserraglio
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McConnell tells GOP senators to be ready for an impeachment Senate trial as soon as Thanksgiving
Replies: 0
Views: 84

McConnell tells GOP senators to be ready for an impeachment Senate trial as soon as Thanksgiving

WAPO Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators Wednesday to be ready for an impeachment trial of President Trump as soon as Thanksgiving, as the Senate began to brace for a political maelstrom that would engulf the nation. An air of inevitability has taken hold in Congress, with the e...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inside look at a stable genius practicing the subtle art of diplomacy
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Inside look at a stable genius practicing the subtle art of diplomacy

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161/photo/1 It's a joke, right? Wrong. Trump may not be impeached. Pence & the Cabinet may be compelled to 25th Amendment him first. The WH released the full text of the POTUS's Oct 9 letter to Erdogan: Dear Mr. President, Let’s work out a good ...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

Trump exploded at Pelosi today in a WH meeting about Syria, calling the Speaker a "third-grade politician" to her face. Caption: Schoolboy in kneepants throws tantrum. According to the Democratic account [of the meeting], Ms. Pelosi at one point noted that President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia has al...
by jserraglio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Erdogan dismisses US call for an immediate cease-fire, saying Trump's tweets are too confusing to keep up with
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Erdogan dismisses US call for an immediate cease-fire, saying Trump's tweets are too confusing to keep up with

WALL STREET JOURNAL ISTANBUL—Turkey dismissed a U.S. call for an immediate cease-fire in northeast Syria, pressing ahead with its military offensive as senior Trump administration officials rushed to Ankara to try to halt fighting triggered by the withdrawal of American troops from the region. Pres...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

Hillary Clinton Nancy Pelosi ain't. The Speaker knows how to get into Donald Trump's head. A formidable opponent who happens to be the one who cleaned Trump's clock in the 2018 elections and is now third in the line of succession should Trump fall, Pelosi increasingly treats the POTUS like a misbeha...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

In effect, Trump has never ceased to advance Putin's agenda. Whether or not he is loyal to America is now an open question. The aim of the Trump/Giuliani Ukraine caper (the one that may bring him down) was the delegitimization of the US intelligence community's finding that Russia had interfered wit...
by jserraglio
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

The Times columnist is right on target for calling out Trump as a race baiter. Cf Solomon Northup's eloquent memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" (1853) for a wealth of historically accurate detail about Whites' fear of being seen as subservient to a gifted African-American man. Pelosi is no common scold n...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

SLATE TRIMP'S WORST BETRAYAL YET By turning his back on the Kurds, the president has done irreparable damage to America’s standing in the world. That’s by design. October 14 2019 President Trump didn’t make a “mistake” in pulling troops out of northeastern Syria last week, as many have charged. It’...
by jserraglio
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Pelosi chides Trump as a public 'potty mouth'

The Guardian wrote:Donald Trump has “become a potty-mouth and children are listening”, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told Democrats . . . .
NEW YORK TIMES

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by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Diplomatic fiasco. military humiliation — Trump caves & orders all troops out of Syria
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Diplomatic fiasco. military humiliation — Trump caves & orders all troops out of Syria

Not to mention the perilous conclusions allies like Ukraine, Israel, Japan, S. Korea and adversaries like China, Russia, N. Korea and Iran will inevitably draw about this paper tiger, if they haven't already done so.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Diplomatic fiasco. military humiliation — Trump caves & orders all troops out of Syria
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Diplomatic fiasco. military humiliation — Trump caves & orders all troops out of Syria

CBS NEWS Abandoned by the US, our former allies, the Kurds, are now attempting to cut a deal with Russian and Syrian forces under Assad advancing from the south. Washington — The U.S. is "preparing to evacuate" about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria "as safely and quickly as possible," Defense ...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

To say nothing of the Freedom-in-Chains Jazz Quartet (Kim, Xi, Vlad and MBS) now serving a residency at the White House.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:36 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:33 am
(next to cancer itself)
There's a cancer in the White House-where's my John Dean! Regards, Len:x
Hey Len, I didna write about cancer, only about LOVE.
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump looking for new Homeland Security Dept chief tonite
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Trump looking for new Homeland Security Dept chief tonite

Another abject failure of executive power to be propagated into competent administration. Little wonder our allies have thrown up their hands in despair of ever finding anyone at Foggy Bottom in charge of actual policy. Meantime Bill Barr considers it seemly for the Atty General to meet with right-...
by jserraglio
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:15 pm
jserraglio wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:45 am
Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 am
Life is too short for hatred.
On the contrary, life is too short for love.
Hatred is about the most destructive force (next to cancer itself) on the planet. Avoid. But for some people, sadly, it's Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
You misread the post.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:57 am
Life is too short for hatred.
On the contrary, life is too short for love.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

Comparison to the illegitimate 1919 WS is far more to the point. The President complements his phallic red tie with his Black Sox.
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: Two Rudy cronies arrested & charged by the SDNY for peddling foreign influence into US politics

even with him being a Yankee fan and an opera lover he's got to be punished In a Manhattan state court yesterday, Trump's lawyers argued as follows: 1. The POTUS is too important to be burdened with prosecution by any state or federal entity. 2. It follows then that he is also too important to be b...
by jserraglio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vile betrayal by vile man
Replies: 58
Views: 2962

Re: Vile betrayal by vile man

He said in Minnesota that impeachment was an act of sedition, an attempt, in his words not mine, "to overthrow the government of the United States". I.E., if he is ever removed, it will have to be by force of arms.