Tuesday, November 22, 2022

World Cup Shockers

Thugs with resources win.

Update 12-1-22:  YahooSports reported:

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sitting next to FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, when his team was not playing, has fueled speculation that the kingdom wants to host the 2030 World Cup. Rumors of a joint bid with Egypt and Greece are swirling.

Update 12-6-22:   The U.S. court case against the Crown Prince was dismissed under the guise of sovereign immunity, something the Prince did not have at the time of the execution.  The judge said his hands were tied by the Biden administration's recommendation to the court.  Thugs win.

Update 12-16-22:  FIFA declined the offer from Ukrainian President Zelensky to speak to the world.  Saudi Arabia came to mind as a possible interloper that might prefer Ukraine silenced.  Soccer may follow golf as the next sportswash for the Crown Prince.

Update 12-18-22:  Trophy CEOs Jared Kushner and Elon Musk were at the final match.

Update 2-1-23:  While the Crown Prince continues making inroads with FIFA:

The rate of executions carried out by Saudi Arabia has almost doubled under the rule of the de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman, with the past six years being among the bloodiest in the Kingdom’s modern history.

That's not counting executions outside the country.

“After Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing, the purchase of Newcastle, the LIV Golf series and the country’s hosting of numerous high-profile sporting events, Saudi Arabia’s use of sport to try to mask its terrible human rights record is now a depressingly well-established pattern.

To think the Women's World Cup may have a Saudi imprint

Update 2-9-23:  Saudi sportswashing continues with a possible sponsorship at the Women's World Cup.  U.S. forward Alex Morgan said:

“I think it’s bizarre that Fifa has looked to have a ‘Visit Saudi’ sponsorship for the Women’s World Cup when I would not even be supported and accepted in that country, so I just don’t understand it,” Morgan said. “Pretty much everyone has spoken out against that because morally, it just doesn’t make sense.

Update 5-5-23:  Biden will dispatch top aide Jake Sullivan to Saudi Arabia for meetings this Saturday.

Update 5-6-23:   The Saudi government plans to execute three tribesmen who protested against the new mega-city Neom.  The three resisted forced evictions.

Update 5-10-23:  Biden prepared a package deal to lure the mad Saudi Crown Prince back into the U.S. fold.  Incentives for a pariah?

Friday, November 11, 2022

Trumpty Dumpster

 NYPo and WSJ panned Red Team leader Donald Trump after the Midterm elections.

Stay tuned for a big announcement from the trash area of Mara Lago.  

Update 11-12-22:  A former Trump aide said:

"President Trump is going to announce on Tuesday that he's running for president, and it's going to be a very professional, very buttoned-up announcement," Jason Miller said, adding that a run-through of the event took place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and country club Friday morning.

Trump threw that classy announcement into his eternal dumpster fire with an insult to fellow Red Team member Glenn Youngkin saying his name "sounds Chinese.".   

Update 11-13-22:  Trump threw a "Blame Mitch for the Midterms" turd into his dumpster fire.

Update 11-14-22:  Insane Red Team Congressman Mo Brooks, a Jan. 6th inciter, had this to say:

“Donald Trump has proven himself to be dishonest, disloyal, incompetent, crude and a lot of other things that alienate so many independents and Republicans. Even a candidate who campaigns from his basement can beat him.”

And when did Mo Brooks learn this?

Update 11-16-22:  The Dump Trump train has many former White House Chiefs of Staff aboard.

Mick Mulvaney said: “.... I think he’s the only Republican who could lose.”

Add PEU and Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman to the list.

Schwarzman said: “America does better when its leaders are rooted in today and tomorrow, not today and yesterday. It is time for the Republican party to turn to a new generation of leaders and I intend to support one of them in the presidential primaries.”

Update 11-22-22:  The warnings from ex-Trump officials continue to escalate.  This is from his Attorney General:

Former Attorney General William Bar on Monday called for a new leader of the Republican Party, warning in a blistering rebuke that former President Trump “will burn the whole house down.”

“Unless the rest of the party goes along with him, he will burn the whole house down by leading ‘his people’ out of the GOP,” Barr said in a scathing op-ed published in the New York Post on Monday.

“Trump’s willingness to destroy the party if he does not get his way is not based on principle, but on his own supreme narcissism,” he added. “His egoism makes him unable to think of a political party as anything but an extension of himself — a cult of personality.”

Update 11-26-22:  Trump dined with Kanye West and a white supremacist at Maro Lago.   Did the Secret Service check out Trump's dinner guests?  

Update 11-28-22:  Donald Trump has long dog whistled white supremacists.  Newly able to hear the call is Marc Short, former assistant to VP Mike Pence.  Trump was raised in the heart of darkness.  

Update 11-30-22:  Some Trump followers realize they are in a dumpster fire.  They are tired, angry and fed up that he skimmed campaign donations from fellow Red Team candidates.

Update 12-4-22:  Trump called for the termination of the Constitution in order to overturn the 2020 election results.  The dumpster fire continues.

Update 12-13-22:  A looming split in the Insane Red Team could boost the Blue Lucys in 2024.

Update 12-15-22:  Trump's big announcement turned out to be $99 digital hero NFT cards with Donald's likeness.  

Update 12-26-22:  Former Trump senior advisors are actively working against his ever serving as President ever again.  Mike Pence, Bill Barr, Mike Pompeo, Chris Christie, John Bolton and Stephanie Grisham all worked closely with Dumpster Donald and oppose his candidacy.

A report on NBS News interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said:

... the GOP is losing “independents and moderate Republicans” to the Democrats for one particular reason associated with Donald Trump. “[It’s] primarily related to the view they had of us as a party — largely made by the former president — that we were sort of nasty and tended toward chaos.”

That's one way to say the Insane Red Team.

Update 1-3-23:  Trumpty Dumpster accepted no blame for the current state of the Insane Red Team.

“There is so much unnecessary turmoil in the Republican Party,” Trump said, saying the disorder is due in large part to McConnell, Chao and their “RINO” allies.

I'd say Trump did more than his part to craft the party into its current disorderly state.  

Update 1-8-23:  Trump wants to make it difficult for regular people to vote.  "Trump himself has voted by mail yet aims to deny that convenience to others." His proven illness so he can vote by mail?  Bone spurs.

Update 1-29-23:  Trump's online social media presence has grown more extreme since he left the White House.  He's pushing QANUT nonsense that has him coming again to save his followers.  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter plan to give him his old accounts back.  They know not what they do.  Tumpster Dumpster will trash and burn the internets leaving a God awful stench. 

Update 2-27-23:  Trump wanted the White House to go after late night comics.  

Update 3-13-23:  Trump blamed his former V.P. for January 6th.  Good to hear Trump admit that it wasn't a peaceful tour.  Shameless Trump needs to go away.  

Update 5-5-23:   Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr said another Trump presidency would bring "chaos" and be a "horror show."  Barr claimed his former boss doesn’t have “the ability for strategic thinking” or “setting priorities.”

Update 5-10-23:  Trump may be ready to set his CNN Town Hall on fire given his comment the event "could be a disaster for all."  Donald's driving the dumpster.

Red Team Senator Mitt Romney warned about nominating Trump for another stint in the White House.  Many of his Red Team cabinet members have called him unfit for the job.  A New York civil jury awarded a Trump sexual assault victim $5 million.    

Update 5-11-23:  Trump scorched the place with lies and insults.  He threw another bone to the Proud Boys and called the moderator a "nasty person."  He turned his sexual assault civil trial into a laugh line.  Suburban Moms, are you listening?  The Trump snake should never have been warmed.

Update 5-13-23:  The Trump town hall was a dark and disturbing disaster.

Update 6-11-23:  The public learned of Trump's disdain for keeping classified documents secure.  Trump called for protests in response to his being indicted.

Update 6-29-23:  The Insane Reds in the House of Representatives are intent on revenge for Trump.

Update 7-15-23:  Trump is intent on revenge on government:

"Time and time again, we have seen Donald Trump attempt to remake our government in his image, not based on our country’s ideals and traditions, but based on a personal agenda."

It needs to be remade to burnish Trump's image.

Update 7-16-23:  Project much?

Trump's campaign spokesman, told Fox News Digital. "Everything that comes out of (Chris Christie's) mouth is a lie wrapped in incoherent psychotic rage and he needs to get some professional help."

Update 8-10-23:   A conservative retired federal judge said former President Donald Trump is even more dangerous than he was in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

“American democracy simply cannot function without two equally healthy and equally strong political parties. So today, in my view, there is no Republican Party to counter the Democratic Party in the country,” Michael Luttig, who advised Pence on how to handle the January 6, 2021, election certification vote, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on “CNN This Morning.” “And for that reason, American democracy is in grave peril.

Update 9-17-23:  The Hill reported:

Singer Maren Morris announced she is leaving Country music due to the effects the “Trump years” have had on the music genre.

“After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display,” the “Bones” singer said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Friday. “It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic.”

"...Music is supposed to be the voice of the oppressed — the actual oppressed. And now it’s being used as this really toxic weapon in culture wars.”

Update 9-18-23:  Trump wished liberal Jews a happy new year after saying they voted to destroy America and Israel.

Update 11-11-23:  Billionaire Peter Thiel had this to say about his past support for Donald Trump:

“There are a lot of things I got wrong,” he acknowledged. “It was crazier than I thought. It was more dangerous than I thought. They couldn’t get the most basic pieces of the government to work. So that was—I think that part was maybe worse than even my low expectations.”

Update 3-20-24:  The Trump Dumpster fire of violent rhetoric "if he loses" continues.   One historian is grateful Trump is using fascist language in the campaign so voters can go to the polls fully aware of his strongman predilections.

Update 5-5-24:   Trump laid out his "evil manifesto" should he win or lose the next election.  It's term a revenge inspired scroll like list.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Election Day!

It's the Insane Reds vs. the Blue Lucys.

Politicians Red and Blue love PEU (private equity underwriters) and increasingly, more are one.

Update 11-9-22:  The leader of the Insane Reds reacted to election results thus far:

Former President Donald Trump "is livid" and "screaming at everyone" after many Republican candidates backed by him underperformed in Tuesday's midterm elections, an advisor to Trump told CNN.

Update 11-14-22:  Senator Rick Scott predicted the Red Team would easily gain control of the U.S. Senate.  After they failed Scott said:

"Here's what happened to us. Election Day ... our voters didn't show up...."

Voters showed up.  Many independents voted against the Insane Reds. 

Update 11-18-22:  The Blue Lucys plan to shield the Saudi Crown Prince from a U.S. civil suit filed by the widow of WaPo journalist Jamaal Khashoggi. 

Update 11-19-22:  A former top State Department advisor called the move to protect the Saudi Crown Prince a bad strategy and is "carrying MBS's water."

Update 1-1-23:   A retiring member of Congress blames the likely next Speaker of the House for the burgeoning Insane Red team.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on Sunday that he blamed House Minority Leader (R-Calif.) for what he called the “crazy elements” in Congress and for the reason former President Trump is “still a factor” in politics.

Update 1-7-23:  Kevin McCarthy won Speaker of the House in the 15th ballot after negotiating with extreme members of the his Insane Red Team.  One House member astutely observed:

“We would have won more seats in 2022 but too many feared the extremes in the GOP even before this.”

Many of those same extreme Insane Red Team members had their hands in the Jan. 6th insurrection, which saw its second anniversary yesterday.  Insane with no shame...portends poorly for our country.

Update 1-9-23:  Newly elected Insane Red Rep. Cory Mills joked about the criminal attack on Paul Pelosi.