Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Amazing, Sen. John McCain back on job, after brain tumor diagnosis, for health care vote.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/25/healthcare-senate-republicans-healthcare-obamacare-vote-passes Amazing and we wish him well. 7-2-2017

My articles at OpenDemocracy to 2010


Just assume anything these Rs and esp. DJT does is not above board


DJT in deep sh** playing dirty like crazy

cartoon fr Internet

sneaky sneaky


DJT makes Ethics office more accommodating to Him and Family

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 1m1 minute ago released only on Friday 7-21 @ 7 PM 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago Trump is obstructing justice, new T nominated Ethics person signed on 7-20 Thurs on Kushner new forms wh previously omitted 75-77 items! forms 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Headlines 7-25-2017--Trump continues to attack Attorney General Sessions etc

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 10m10 minutes ago Trump blasts 'fabricated' Syria story, appears to confirm covert CIA program 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 10m10 minutes ago New communications director moves toward possible staff purge at White House 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11m11 minutes ago Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump’s pick to run DOJ criminal division worked for Russia bank 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago Waste Management to Offer Dead Body Pickup Service in Response to Proposed Health Care Changes? 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 13m13 minutes ago Senate Braces for Health Showdown With McCain on Hand but a Plan Unclear 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 14m14 minutes ago Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 18m18 minutes ago GOP leaders press ahead with health care vote, in hopes of sustaining repeal effort 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago Trump to blame for WH staff quality, says writer http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-to-blame-for-wh-staff-quality-says-writer-1007426115558 … via @msnbc 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes You Retweeted Gabe Ortíz‏Verified account @TUSK81 Jul 18 Heartbreaking images: Ohio father says goodbye to wife and four US citizen children in deportation crackdown. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/07/willard_father_says_goodbye_to.html … 320 replies 4,416 retweets 5,144 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago Kushner contradicts Trump camp's denials of Russia contacts @CNNPolitics 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11h11 hours ago John M

Monday, July 24, 2017

Top ten openings in fiction, from The Guardian--at least one is my favorite, guess which one.


Quote of the day from Frank Delany Top 10 Irish novels in The Guardian

6. The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan I recall the excitement when this book was published in the late 1970's - and then discovered (not always the case) that the book merited it. Flanagan, an American history professor of Irish descent, pulled off a substantial coup in that he brought a historian's training to bear upon a romantic moment, the period when the French landed in the west of Ireland in 1798 and all Ireland thought liberation was at hand. His research never lies around the novel in pools, it stains the entire fabric, so that when his character's point of view is emerging from a dispossessed farmer's clay hovel or a small town merchant's table in the local hotel, we smell them - their clothes, their breath and (this is Ireland after all) their politics.

Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind--read the comments too


NYTs rips Spicer, outgoing White House Press Secretary


Ivanka trump finances


Kushner omitted 77 items in previous disclosure formes "inadvertently"


CNN: Kushner holdings, 2 impt items added after Shaub, Ethics defender resigned--and DJT appointed more junior ethics official, instead of 2nd in line--Nothing unusual with this, T's usual modus operandi, as not selecting Andrew McCabe as FBI dr, but appointing Wray to replace James Comey.

At Hearing, McCabe shrugged and said, in response to Q is FBI rank and file disliked Comey, that in fact opposite was true, and DJT must have noted that. http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html ">http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/21/news/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-financial-disclosure/index.html This saga is by no means played out yet. There is always a back and forth zig zag going on-- Mueller/media finds out more, Trump Circus admits a bit, Hearings, Mueller/media finds out more. But if you notice, by his own admission months ago, WH is under seige. New T. lawyer John Dowd talked to MCNBC producer about statute of limitations, so has T committed financial crimes, Rachel Maddow asked on Friday. Trump camp is increasingly tying itself in knots. If I were Kushner, I might turn state's evidence at this point and throw old father in law under the bus, but he would risk divorce fr Buvanka, but w/o the father, what wld the daughter be? Maybe some of millions will be left. Looks very very bad if you ask me, and T is starting to look haggard, as well he might. 7-24-2017

Rachel Maddow from Friday 7-21-2017

Rachel Maddow from Friday--still best dot connector. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22SR9zhcRG0 … Don't underestimate DJT camp, very weasley substituted Wed closed hearings of Don Jr & Manafort for open hearing of Steel Dossier commissioning person. However that person has declined to testify.
meanwhile Sean Spicer has been fired, T has fired lawyer Kasowitz, replaced with John Dowd, has found pliant person to replace ethics tsar who resigned-- DJT in panic mode according to Maddow, and I agree. 7-24-2017
cartoons from Internet

Tweets 7-24-2017 I am sorry blogspot no longer "sends you on" and links don't show

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2m2 minutes ago Burmese saying: "What, do you think this is child's play??" See below, Kushner had asst fake ph call to get out of Don Jr meet. Loverly. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4m4 minutes ago 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 11m11 minutes ago A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/24/16019530/three-sqaure-market-implant-office-keycard-biohacking-wisconsin?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … via @Verge 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 24m24 minutes ago Kushner arrives at Senate for closed-door questioning on Russia 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 28m28 minutes ago Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Analysis | Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Jared Kushner’s Got Too Many Secrets to Keep Ours 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 4h4 hours ago Kushner to detail four meetings with Russian officials in congressional testimony, but says ‘I did not collude’ 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautifully written and still as powerful and clear as ever. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11171/11171-h/11171-h.htm Regards, km

Uncle Tom's Cabin on Gutenberg Project

Beautifully written and still as powerful and clear as ever. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11171/11171-h/11171-h.htm Regards, kmk

Congress reaches deal on Russian sanctions, now DJT is in bind

He can't remove sanctions and Putin has already threatened "repercussions" if he/US does not return 2 properties Obama admin confiscated in Dec. 2016. If he tried to remove sanctions, I think he will be in contempt of Congress. Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 45m45 minutes ago Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump https://nyti.ms/2tPNN42 Truly WOW 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 47m47 minutes ago I guess he has no "advisors" he has sycophants. 0 replies 0 retweets 1 like Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 47m47 minutes ago Kyi Kaung Retweeted Marianne Villanueva :) Kyi Kaung added, Marianne Villanueva @mariannevill714 Replying to @KyiKaung Does he even have any advisers around him any more? A good one would stop him from tweeting. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 50m50 minutes ago In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts ‘all agree’ he has complete power to pardon 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 2h2 hours ago Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3h3 hours ago What archaeologists are finding in the Great Dismal Swamp http://po.st/EnpAce via @SmithsonianMag 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Sorry, tag is broken below, look on Washington Post

Sat morning tweetstorm fr DJT


Wow, sudden shoot up on this blog to 981 per day, and the day is not even over yet.

Wow DC sky hurricane Hermine copyright K M Kaung

Oh, just an additional 10 m USD I forgot to mention--


Harriet Tubman & Frederick Douglass


Kaung tweets 7-22-2017 Burma 19th July Anniversary etc

Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3s3 seconds ago Two Harriets, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beacher Stowe. You can read Uncle Tom's Cabin online at Gutenberg Project- 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 3m3 minutes ago Harriet Tubman timeline at Boone Plantation 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 5m5 minutes ago Frederik Douglass 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 9m9 minutes ago RIP FREE BURMA--but DON'T RIP. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 9m9 minutes ago Aung San Suu Kyi can't do anything now bc she is just electd figurehd junta in civilin clothes financing racist monk & anti-Rohingya pogroms 1 reply 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 12m12 minutes ago I am sorry all we have now in Burma is a faux democracy & a market economy, with oligarchs/cronies, cronies of cronies. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 13m13 minutes ago Because it was the dead of winter, though I was not dead yet, and hopefully not dead now or tomorrow morning. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 14m14 minutes ago Oh, and book she is holding is from exhibition/panel discussion in upstate NY in which I participated via phone. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 15m15 minutes ago Last photo in white skirt taken by me. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 17m17 minutes ago Aung San continued 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 19m19 minutes ago The daughter Aung San Suu Kyi the father Aung San 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes Kyi Kaung‏ @KyiKaung 21m21 minutes ago Due to travel & g dmed tweetng presdt forgot to post for 19th July 1947 when whole Burmese cabinet incld Aung San shot to death, literally. 0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes

Friday, July 21, 2017

DJT ship taking on water, Spicer resigns once Scaramucci brought in

DJT gives mostly garbled intv to NYTs, which he used to call "failing NYTs) Attacks, Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller.Andrew MacCabe and wife. Makes odd statements which make no sense, such as "Napoleon's extra curricular activities" "Macron just loves holding my hand" --Late night comedians have a good time. Next week, Kushner in closed session at Senate Judiciary Com, on Monday. Manafort, Don Jr in closed session on Wed. Whew, they must think, thank God it will be closed hearings. T. lawyer Kasowitz phased out. You might have to read all of NYTs, Wapo, LA Times, The Guardian, listen to all of Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and read all of Politico too. http://www.politico.com/ I went "on the freedom trail" for the day yesterday, and so now you will just have to follow my Twitter account. Currently, trying to keep up with "my other work." As for Burma, I have shifted focus already, as it was going nowhere. kmkaung 7-21-2017 image fr Internet

DJT's latest distraction--when trail gets hotter, throw out something preposterous.

  1. was investigatng Russia money ties when fired according to Bloomberg News-
  2. Anyway, T. lawyer Kosowitz being phased out. Will T. fire Mueller thro Rod Rosenstein He'd better not.
  3. You would think by now people would be savvy abt what DJT and Huck say. "Don't (listen to) wht they say watch what they do." Rachel Maddow
  4. That's why he did it bc he th'ght he'd get away with it Once Truth comes around he always wriggles around & throws sand abt. That's his way
  5. Besides, he was provided with a Japanese interpreter to talk to Mrs Abe He must have thought Mrs A. small potatoes and P. big potato.
  6. For goodness sakes, it was T! who got up and shuffled over to talk to P. and it was witnessed by all delegates.
  7. Why Japan’s first lady probably not snubbng Presdt T. at G-20 dinner This is T just spewing out more DISTRACTION
  8. Exxon Mobil Fined for Violating Sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New tweets--Nasty T. family and co.

  1. Trump’s penchant for extremes worked on the campaign trail but hinders his White House
  2. Is Russia's ambassador a spy or diplomat? Meet Sergey Kislyak, the most radioactive man in Washington
  3. Now second son Eric Trump is accused of stealing from a cancer charity and dodging taxes
  4. Welcome to T-speak Big Nothing Burger means full of tangled intestines full of shit. Some burst or busted already contaminating 7-19-2017
  5. 8th person at meeting with Trump Jr. was Russian developer's employee linked to money laundering
  6. California businessman born in former Soviet Union also attended controversial meeting with Donald Trump Jr.
  7. Major Russian money launderer IBC at Trump Tower Jr Kushner meet--