And another Charlottesville Nazi bites the dust

As an introduction to this article, I need to point out that my father, his brothers, all the boys he went to high school and college with, my mother’s brothers, all the boys she went to high school with . . . they all signed up and marched off to kill Nazis.  Now it looks as though they didn’t kill enough of the Nazi bastards.

Federal authorities in Virginia arrested a far-right political activist who had attended the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville during which Heather Heyer was murdered in 2017.

“Andrew Thomasberg was arrested at his home in McLean on Thursday, according to court filings, accused of possessing guns as a drug user and illegally buying an AK-47 in 2017 for that friend, who is cooperating with authorities,” The Washington Post reported Friday.

“In federal court in Alexandria on Friday, FBI Special Agent Shawn Matthews, who testified that his focus is domestic terrorism, said Thomasberg took part in the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017 with a neo-Nazi group called Vanguard America,” the newspaper reported. “After Charlottesville, Matthews said, Thomasberg gravitated to another neo-Nazi group called the Atomwaffen Division that is ‘distinct in that it advocates for violence or violent acts to start a racial war in the United States.’”

The newspaper reported on a text message when Thomasberg offered his views on right-wing politics and drugs.

“Psychedelic Nazis . . . There’s nothing more Aryan than entheogenic drug use,” he said.

“Drug addiction is untermensch,” he also argued, describing it as subhuman.

Six weapons were found in Thomasberg’s bedroom and a pistol was discovered in his car.

“He bought two rifles, a pistol and a handgun in the past four years, according to court records,” the newspaper noted.

Bail was not granted.

Read the full report.

This clown is off his rocker . . . crazy as a shithouse mouse

President Donald Trump on Friday uncorked a strange and nonsensical rant about the virtues of so-called “clean coal” during an Oval Office conversation with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

When asked about the importance of Australia’s mineral industry, the president praised the country for doing so much to extract resources in what he described in an environmentally friendly way.

“Coal, as an example, you’re the leader of safety in coal digging and we’ve actually studied it,” the president said. “We’re doing a lot of coal. You have very little — you have almost no — used to have a thing, black lung disease, and in Australia you almost don’t have it anymore, you’ve got all of the dust down.”

After Morrison touted technological progress that has helped the environment, the president again jumped in with a non-sequitur about digging.

“Environmentally, I have to say — and environmentally, the things they’ve done environmentally with digging. Digging is a, uh, you know, when you talk minerals it’s about digging. What you’ve been able to do with the environment having to do with taking minerals out of the ground, including and I would say even especially because you’re leading on coal… your record is so good in terms of illnesses from digging.”

EIGHT TIMES . . . EIGHT GODDAM TIMES . . . Trump urged the Ukraine to help him attack Biden

Oh, this is ugly.

Courtesy of CNBC:

President Donald Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine’s president during a telephone call in July to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his involvement with a Ukraine natural gas company, a new report says.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump encouraged Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky “about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Biden is the current front-runner in the race to win the Democratic presidential nomination and face the Republican nominee, expected to be Trump, in the 2020 election.

The White House and the Biden campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment from CNBC about the Journal report.

The Ukraine government already investigated the conspiracy theory against Hunter Biden and did not find any factual evidence to support it, so the only way for their president to satisfy Trump would be to make up his usual lies.  (Link)

So to be clear the evidence shows that Donald Trump held up financial aide for Ukraine, that was supposed to help protect them from the Russians until they agreed to help fabricate evidence against Joe Biden’s last remaining son.

If this evidence is presented to the Congress,   I do not see how they can possibly refuse to move forward with impeachment.  Meanwhile, Republicans do not give a goddam if Trump is inviting a foreign power to interfere in our elections.  The world would be a better place if every single Republican would slit their wrists and bleed to death.

Time to knock off the bullshit and remove this criminal from office.

Remember back in 2000 when members of a Buddhist temple in California donated to Al Gore’s campaign?  And remember when it turned out that one of the donors was a Chinese citizen?  And remember how the Republican Party went batshit crazy, raving that Gore was a criminal who should be jailed for allowing a foreign power to interfere in our election?  Then, remember how Gore returned the donation??

Remember that?

Now it is clear even to a blind man that Trump is conspiring with Ukraine to dig up non-existent dirt on Joe Biden . . . yet . . . the entire Republican Party stands silent.  All of which goes to prove Republicans are lying, traitorous, worthless pieces of dog shit.  Every goddam one of you.  Without exception.

Let’s review what we have learned today.

Ukrainian official confirms Trump contacted them about digging up dirt on Biden

Ukraine’s government is waiting for the green light from President Donald Trump to investigate business dealings by Joe Biden’s son with one of the country’s energy companies.

Anton Geraschenko, a senior adviser to the country’s interior minister, said there currently was no investigation under way, but he said the government would “look into it” as soon as the Trump administration officially asked for one, reported The Daily Beast.

Trump’s conversations with a foreign leader were reportedly the subject of a whistleblower complaint that originated in the intelligence community, and there has been widespread speculation the calls involved Ukraine’s president and assurances of U.S. aid in exchange for damaging information about Biden.

“Clearly,” Geraschenko told The Daily Beast, “Trump is now looking for kompromat to discredit his opponent Biden, to take revenge for his friend Paul Manafort, who is serving seven years in prison.”

The Ukrainian government adviser made clear the country would be willing to comply with Trump’s request once it was made.

“We do not investigate Biden in Ukraine, since we have not received a single official request to do so,” Geraschenko said.

Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani are interested in finding out more details about Hunter Biden’s connection with the Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings.

Geraschenko spoke to The Daily Beast before reports suggested the whistleblower complaint involved Ukraine’s president, but he confirmed his statements again in a follow-up phone call Friday.

Ukraine is ready to investigate the connections Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden had with the Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings, according to Anton Geraschenko, a senior adviser to the country’s interior minister who would oversee such an inquiry.

Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, the day after special counsel Robert Mueller testified in Congress about Russian election interference.

The White House reportedly considered blocking $250 million in support for Ukraine’s military at the end of August, but that funding was released, and even increased, Sept. 12.

Trump reportedly offered to release that funding if Ukraine agreed to dig into Hunter Biden’s dealings in the country, and Geraschenko welcomed that aid in the country’s territorial dispute with Russia.

“For now, we would like America to support us more, and not only with money but also with the newest weapons in our war against the aggressor, the Russian Federation,” Geraschenko told The Daily Beast. “We want a status as NATO’s special partner, allowing us to buy any weapons in the U.S., including the newest anti-aircraft rockets to defend our country in case Russia decides to attack from the air. Our technology is more than 40 years old.”

Rudy Giuliani — Trump’s consigliere — confirms that he is working with Ukraine, trying to convince them to help him attack Biden

More details continue to come out about President Donald Trump’s alleged extortion of Ukraine for campaign assistance.

The latest revelations came from a report published by The Washington Post Friday evening.

The newspaper flushed out the apparent quid pro quo Trump sought.

“When President Trump spoke on the telephone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in late July, the Ukrainians had a lot at stake. They were waiting on millions in stalled military aid from the United States, and Zelensky was seeking a high-priority White House meeting with Trump,” the newspaper reported. “Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart that his country could improve its image if it completed corruption cases that have ‘inhibited the interaction between Ukraine and the USA,’ according to a readout of the call released by Kiev.”

“What neither government said publicly at the time was that Trump went even further — specifically pressing Ukraine’s president to reopen a corruption investigation involving former vice president Joe Biden’s son, according to two people familiar with the call, which is now the subject of an explosive whistleblower complaint,” the paper reported.

It was former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in his role as Trump’s television defense lawyer, who followed-up on Trump’s call.

“Days after the two presidents spoke, Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, met with an aide to the Ukrainian president in Madrid and spelled out two specific cases he believed Ukraine should pursue,” The Post reported. “One was a probe of a Ukrainian gas tycoon who had Biden’s son Hunter on his board. Another was an allegation that Democrats colluded with Ukraine to release information on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during the 2016 election.”

“Your country owes it to us and to your country to find out what really happened,” Giuliani said he told the aide, Andriy Yermak.

Read the full report.

Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine to help him against Biden

A new report from the Wall Street Journal confirms that President Donald Trump over the summer “repeatedly pressed” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

According to WSJ, Trump asked Zelensky an estimated eight different times to launch a probe of Hunter Biden in a move aimed at crippling Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

“He told him that he should work with [Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know,” one of WSJ’s sources claims. According to this source, however, Trump on this phone call made no mention of foreign aid and didn’t offer Zelensky an explicit quid-pro-quo for his cooperation in investigating Biden.

Trump on Friday claimed that his summer call with the Ukrainian president was “totally appropriate,” but declined to discuss what was said during the call.

“It doesn’t matter what I discussed,” the president said, while also insisting that Biden and his family be investigated.

Let us pause and count the number of crimes Trump committed with this one statement

Donald Trump’s morning press event was like politics brought to you by Benadryl, as everyone there seemed to be 90% asleep, and the most challenging questions were about all the wonderful things “First Lady” had done to prepare for an upcoming dinner. But before that official “press conference,” Trump did handle a few Little League deliveries from the local press, including one question about the whistleblower report that should be blowing up Washington. In response to questions about the report that he had extorted political favors from a U.S. ally by holding up the aid it needs to survive, Trump was dismissive.

He declared that he didn’t know the identity of the whistleblower. However, “I just hear it’s a partisan person, meaning it comes out from another party.” That being the party that supports the rule of law. But if Trump didn’t know the identity of the whistleblower, it’s not because the White House or the acting director of national intelligence is safeguarding this information all that closely. When it comes to the White House staff, Trump says, “Everybody’s read it, they laughed at it.” Because that’s what you do with a whistleblower report that the inspector general of the intelligence community described as “urgent” and “credible.”

The New York Times’ coverage of the report also noted, “Administration officials have shared at least some details of the accusations with the White House, to allow officials to weigh whether to assert executive privilege.” 

What’s happened is exactly as if someone went to the police to report a crime, and the police responded by asking the criminal if it should be investigated and turning all the documents over to him.

  1. A whistleblower filed a confidential report over a matter that, by definition, isn’t an issue of policy, but a serious breach of law or threat to national security.
  2. That report was supposed to go to Congress. It did not.
  3. Rather than notify Congress of the existence of the report, acting DNI Joseph Maguire shared the report with the subject of the report, asking if it should be withheld.
  4. Congress found out about the report only because it was notified by the inspector general.
  5. Maguire ordered the inspector general not to assist the whistleblower in meeting with Congress, as the law requires.
  6. The White House and the Department of Justice moved to smother the report, claiming that it is not in the scope of an intelligence report—but the law does not allow them to make this judgment.
  7. The report now appears to have been shared broadly across the White House, meaning that the identity of the whistleblower is deeply endangered, and Trump’s team is at this very minute getting a chance to remove evidence of wrongdoing without anyone being aware.

Is he (1) a raving lunatic, or, (2) a Trump supporter. Or is there any difference??

They can’t all be this way, right?

Courtesy of CBS Boston:

A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to sending a series of threatening emails to a Harvard University professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights.

Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to stalking and transmitting a threat.

Federal prosecutors said the 29-year-old Haviland sent the professor 28 emails in March containing threats such as, “I will rip every limb from your body and eat it, piece by piece,” and “I will bite through your eyeballs while you’re still alive, and I will laugh while you scream.”

Prosecutors say Haviland also sent 12 threatening emails to the university including one that said “You should be Murdered in cold blood.”

According to the professor the two men were once friends, but then came Donald Trump.

Courtesy of USA Today:

In an affidavit, FBI task force officer Richard Laft, Jr. wrote that the professor told authorities Haviland’s “views regarding abortion and politics have become more extreme” within the last year. The professor, who had been friends with Haviland for about 11 years, believed Haviland’s views changed because “of the way the news media portrays” President Donald Trump, Laft wrote.

Haviland used social media to praise Trump and accuse the news media of attempting to ruin his presidency, the Daily Beast reported.

The professor, referred to as “Victim 1,” publicly advocated for abortion rights.

“You are Evil. Pure evil — all Democrats must be eradicated, like the Confederates before them and among their ranks,” Haviland wrote to the professor in a series of emails sent within a three-hour period. “They must be slaughtered.”

In a separate email, Haviland also threatened that people wearing “pink f—–g hats,” seemingly referring to hats worn by the Women’s March supporters, “should all be slaughtered.”

Raving lunatic or typical Trump supporter?

You decide.

In Nazi German, the Nazis told schools, colleges and universities exactly what to teach . . . here’s a sample:

The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the Middle East studies program run jointly by the two schools after concluding that it was offering students a biased curriculum that, among other complaints, did not present enough “positive” imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region.

In a rare instance of federal intervention in college course content, the department asserted that the universities’ Middle East program violated the standards of a federal program that awards funding to international studies and foreign language programs. The inquiry was part of a far-reaching investigation into the program by the department, which under Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, has become increasingly aggressive in going after perceived anti-Israel bias in higher education.

That focus appears to reflect the views of an agency leadership that includes a civil rights chief, Kenneth L. Marcus, who has made a career of pro-Israel advocacy and has waged a yearslong campaign to delegitimize and defund Middle East studies programs that he has criticized as rife with anti-Israel bias.

OOOPPPSSSS!!!!  My mistake — this is not 1930’s Nazi Germany, this is today’s America under Trump.