Monthly Archives: October 2017

Manafort the Hero

From the NYT in July, 2016: Mr. Manafort began working in Ukraine after the popular uprising in the winter of 2004-5 that became known as the Orange Revolution. Mr. Yanukovych, then prime minister, was declared the winner of a presidential … Continue reading

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Russian Oligarch Sanctions

On a day filled with unbelievable news, we also have this. From the Moscow Times: The Russian members of the Forbes list are worried about the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act that U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law on Aug. … Continue reading

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Operation Phoenix 2.0

I’ve been fighting a cold this week, but still been able to chronicle items I deemed of importance on Facebook.  I’ve also spent my evenings convalescing by having a tremendous amount of fun reacting to outrageous events on Twitter. From … Continue reading

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Elm Street Grill

We had Saturday off, so we hit the ancient and venerable Smith Street Diner for breakfast, before going in to the store.  They regularly serve great meals to hundreds of people.  Our waitress, whom we’ve come to love, suggested we … Continue reading

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Antifa in Greensboro

Silly me, I thought from Charlottesville that Antifa looked like Ninja.  I’ve come to find that disaffected Millennials from Greensboro look more like stoners from Julian.  OK, Pleasant Garden. There’s the baggy jeans and tennis shoes.  Sometimes they own a … Continue reading

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The Prince of Greensboro

From June, 2016. Everyday’s Halloween for this kid. Mennonite? That’s right, little one. With all his money and influence, the most daddy could manage was running a brewery. Not even a restaurant.  But there’s a place next door selling street … Continue reading

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Solution Porn

From Ellen Brown: The Fed has stopped its quantitative easing program, but in its last round (called “QE3”), it was buying $85 billion per month in securities. At that rate, it would have to fire up the digital printing presses … Continue reading

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Trump’s Mindless Nihilism

From Andrew Sullivan: He can’t abolish Obamacare because huge majorities prefer it to any Republican alternative, so he is sabotaging it. He hasn’t built a huge wall across the entire southern border because it’s a ludicrous project that cannot solve … Continue reading

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Deep State Steve

I’ve been hanging out at 0HOUR1 on Twitter since the shooting, just like I did after Charlottesville.  It looks like the greatest US domestic terrorism acts may have been perpetrated by men who had Filipino mail order brides… or met … Continue reading

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All your base are belong to us

From Matt Taibbi: “Russian Internet trolls are trying to gin up even more controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, a senator said Wednesday – warning that the United States should expect such divisive efforts to … Continue reading

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