Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chinese-style Thanksgiving--images.


Surprise move at the WH--now even 2nd and 3rd rung people seem to be clawing at each other. STRANGE.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/politics/melania-trump-mira-ricardel/index.html In the end trmp's divisiveness strikes close to home. He can't run an efficient noiseless ship, that's the bottom line. 11-13-2018

Prez' public schedule--


CNN has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against trmp and WH officials + John Doe for revoking Acosta's press pass.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/11/13/cnn-filed-a-first-amendment-lawsuit-against-the-trump-administration-for-revoking-jim-acostas-press-pass/23588431/ retweet so the would be dictator's power is checked. NOW. 11-13-2018

Waxy waxy--satire--

Trump wax works + live Sean Spicer. 11-13-2018

Satire--we shld set trmp and all trmies in aspic, but result would be inedible. Better to set them in wax and bury.

New trmp-appointed AG Whitaker said to be exploring recusing himself, but he won't bc he's prejudged the matter, says Nagler. AGREE.


Chicken in aspic etc recipes.

Directions 1. Clean the chicken thoroughly. 2. Cover with boiling water and add carrot, bay leaf and salt. 3. Cook until tender (2 or 3 hours), depending on the age of the chicken. 4. Remove the chicken, strain broth. 5. Soften gelatin in cold water for five minutes; add to the 3 1/2 cups of hot stock and stir until dissolved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj9sVl7gsFQ Grandma’s tomato aspic I make plain aspic w juice from boiled beets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NBJuCDhzgc beef aspic from scratch https://twitter.com/intent/tweet/complete?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnatashaskitchen.com%2Fukrainian-aspic-recipe-kholodets%2F&text=Ukrainian%20Aspic%20Recipe%20%28Kholodets%29&latest_status_id=1062354469470515200 Pork + chicken aspic In Burma if you don’t have gelatin, you may be able to make it out of natural gelatin from the meat, or set in agar agar (kyauk chaw) made with flavored meat stock. I still remember the best aspic from my time in Poland, esp. at a co-op, where the food was noticeably better than in the dorms. Chicken “kurchek” was one of the first words I learned in Polish. 11-13-2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

A picture is always worth more than a 1000 words or several movies. Van Goghs--

Movies about van Gogh analyzed, not very well in my opinion.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/why-do-filmmakers-love-van-gogh?mbid=nl_Magazine%20Daily%20List%20111219&CNDID=53731296&utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Magazine%20Daily%20List%20111219&utm_content=&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=Magazine%20Daily%20List%20111219&hasha=894ad114ff3e00c6cf4323d10426b0dd&hashb=1637dd56410714f63c10223ca5a6b8ce28da7764&spMailingID=14605528&spUserID=MjcwOTg2ODY5NjkyS0&spJobID=1520946964&spReportId=MTUyMDk0Njk2NAS2 sometimes movie and book critics act too superior. most art crtics are not artists themselves. 11-13-2018

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty International's highest award.

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/aung-san-suu-kyi-stripped-of-amnestys-highest-honor/ I fear she will become the scapegoat. qq-13-2018

The Rachel Maddow Show--11-12-2018. Florida, Midterms, recounts, well explained.


Today's migrant flow is different.


Dow plunges more than 600 points.


Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate Seat, flipping from Rs.


NYTs--Pentagon says trmp troop deployment to US-Mexico Border, waste of time and resources and also bad for morale.


Red carpet dresses--


CNN Breaking news--Roger Stone associate Corsi announces on Youtube he was subpoenaed in Aug. and expects to be indicted within new few days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgYarfilMr4 Things are MOVING ON, no wonder trmp is rattled by a little rain and reporters. This CNN team is oh so smart. Stay tuned. 11-12-2018

Behind the so-called "migrant caravan"--why people leave Honduras. Burma-like conditions.


"migrant caravan"--actually large group of refugees seeking asylum.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/24/caravan-migrants-what-is-it-where-from-guatemala-honduras-immigrants-mexico God bless and may you reach the REFUGE you NEED. 11-12-2018

trmp has left the world stage empty.


Textile related art books


World of Wearable Art


Talking Textiles wearable art.


Excellent art felt tutorial.


Grandpa Kitchen--potatoe dum biryani--


ratatouille recipe


Typing with his eyes, ALS survivor


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Flooding the desert as a climate/global warming "solution"


Nova-Becoming Human


Human origins--documentary.


Style--Mrs. Macron always wins hands down.

https://www.google.com/search?q=style+Mrs+Macron+images&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjM0Yns08zeAhXLzlMKHYkjB5AQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=800&bih=379 While mel trmp sometimes looks as if dressed by her home seamstress mother/cutter. Armstice Ceremony, trmps and Putin (no wife) arrived late, did not walk with others. Mrs trmp looked "tummy puffy" in front in grey pleated dress. Didn't look 1/2 as great as Meghan Sussex who is really pregnant, not fake pregnant. Throw in the towel trmps. YOU LOST already. 11-11-2018

WW I Ceremony, France. Macron rebukes nationalism as not patriotism, as Merkel smiles and trmp pouts.


SNL--Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions for the very last time.


Saturday Night Live on Acosta incident.


More than 5,600 soldiers fan out across Sn US Border.


Topless women run into trump motorcade in Paris.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christie's auction--Picasso's ceramics


Gonzales questions acting AG Whitaker appointment and impartiality.

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/10/666581265/former-ag-gonzales-calls-whitaker-an-odd-choice-that-further-questions-leadershi Probably Whitaker won't last long, there is such a chorus of criticism and opposition. Clearly trmp appointed him to "oversee" --read SHUT DOWN Mueller investigation. Let's see what Monday brings from Mueller. For now trmp's reputation in shreds on Twitter for "flying all the way to France and not going to WWI Memorial" due to a little rain. Many shots of Trudeau and Obama giving speeches in pouring rain. Let's check Pete de Souza's site. 11-10-2018

Rouda defeats Rohrabacher in Sn California--Great going.


Feds have evidence on trmp--will Whitaker bury it.


Broward County FL, vote recounts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZC54EvrrxQ It seems Rs did cheat, but as usual, when they lose, they point the finger, starting with mr t. 11-10-2018

Sri Lanka on the brink after tyrant president dissolves parliament.


trmp crticiized for not visiting World War I American Memorial near Paris, due to "poor weather."

https://www.apnews.com/77ede5b5196b4abe9eb8d17b6880fea6 I think his "poor weather" has to do with spat with Macron. With trmp it's always personal and hidden messages. same same with the wife. 11-10-2018

How Queen found out abt Diana's death--


Is this the real face of Elizabeth I?


trmp's always lying, unde oath? on Twitter, at the podium and while walking to and on Air Force One--

Team Mueller is holding dozens of sealed indictments--no one connected to Russians is getting out of this--says--


1st cartoon from trmp fact checker--

Don McGahn interviewed Whitaker about job, but trmp "does not know him" "no social contact" he tweets. But then, trmo always lies.


6 m Americans have already signed up to impeach trump.


trmp--a lie repeated often enough--

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-struggles-to-distance-himself-from-his-own-acting-a-g-pick-1366813763802?v=railb& Now he knows him now he doesn't. Typical trmp and hitler, really. 11-10-2018

Turks say Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid, Turkish police have stopped search, traces of acid found in Saudi consul's residence. in Istanbul.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jamal-khashoggi-fiancee-shock-reports-saudi-arabia-journalist-body-dissolved-acid/ This is beyond horrifying and trmp is hiding in France and deflecting with attacks all over-- He's busy blaming CA, journalists etc. but has distanced himself from Whitaker, acting AG he just appointed. 11-10-2018

trmp distances himself fr Whitaker, his own DOJ appointment --


On the other hand NY does not like him either.

trmp threatens CA residents with cut off of wild fire fighting funds, stating things that just aren't true--

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-threatens-pull-federal-funding-california-wildfires-gross/story?id=59102371 Calabasas has not had a major wildfire for last 20 years or so. Fire chief says there is not shortage of water. Possibly global warming and build up of brush. Truth is he hates CA bc it is Democrat. 11-01-2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

trmps depart--this is hilarious, you expect him to raise both arms like Nixon--and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKYvdGmn66g funniest of all is last guy in pecking order with all the paper boxes and bags. Presumably one of the black bags carried on are the nuclear codes. 11-10-2018

Benjamin Wittes--important article--too late to stop Mueller?


Rachel Maddow reports on Neal Katyal, George Conway op ed that trmp's acting atttny general Whitaker is illegal and unconstitutional.


Vox--Whitaker has MAJOR conflict of interests, UNSUITABLE to oversee Mueller Investigation.


FBI is investigating co. where Whitaker was a paid board member.


Justice Dept officials call Whitaker an effing fool

https://www.thedailybeast.com/hes-a-fanding-fool-doj-vets-fear-the-impact-whitaker-will-have-beyond-mueller?ref=scroll Was involved with a co. which swindled billions and spent most of time on CNN trying to suck up to trmp. It worked, says this article. But he has no time to be on learning curve. 11-9-2018

trmp flies off to France, but not on such good terms with Macron either--


Blog hit high of 700+ today--

flies off to Paris to see parade, avoid Qs


trmp does unusual 22 min intv near helicopter as leaves for France this morning, but most of it usual drivel.


2 days ago--Rosenstein no longer supervising Mueller probe.


Mueller's new boss immediately draws enemies.


Trevor Noah says Whitaker set "thirst trap" for trmp on CNN--"expert" says--(if you're fired)--"don't just make the news, make History."


Defunding Mueller and bad (Whitaker) idea--


Matt Whitaker is a scary looking person who has crticized Mueller investigation publically and on air many times.

Naturally no one "had a problem with him" when he was working for Sessions, as trmp attests, bc Sessions recused himself from the Investigation. The problem with d j t is he thinks everyone wills wallow his LIES. That's SAD. Very very sad. 11-9-2018

trmp claims he "does not know Matt Whitaker" repeats unsual mantra, "he's highly qualified, he's a very very good person"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/ Repeating words and phrases takes up time and reduces time for Qs. d j t is a very very very wily person and a piece of s**t 11-9-2018

trmp can't stop the FBI--ask 4 presidents who tried.


trmp involved in every step of hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal


CA bar shooting victims--


6 figure ad launched to protect Mueller and Investigation--


Liar in Chief trmp trashes Mrs Obama, Ruth Ginsberg, April Ryan, CNN's Jima Acosta, insists he does not know acting AG Whitaker, calls doctored video "close up" Close up my foot--


Trump admin moves to curb REFUGEES asylum claims


Mueller ready to indict some folks


google search results--old photos of mel trmp and buvanka trmp sold on e-bay

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&ei=YU_lW-qGLtK4gge9xZSQCw&q=old+photos+of+melania+trump&oq=old+photos+of+melania+trump&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2137.11361..11999...0.0..0.81.2656.39......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i131i67j0i131j0i3j0i67.1vfvdfBq7nY pretty disgusting, don't buy them. don't support them (trmps) either. 11-9-2018

trmp admin is reducing refugee asylum cap to all time low of 30,000 (for all countries including Syria)


Protect Mueller demonstrations countrywide in USA--Rachel Maddow seems only one covering it--


Thursday, November 08, 2018

The View on Jim Acosta vs that little moron girl and SHS


5 PM, Protect Mueller demonstrations countrywide, over 900+


3 new Native American origins, DNA studies--


12 dead in CA bar shooting, not 13 as previously reported.


trmp can't repeal DACA, it will go to Supreme Court --where--


George Conway, husband of WH aide Kellyanne, says in NYTs op ed that trmp appt of Whitaker is unconstitutional--therefore he can't "take over" Mueller case.


The Guardian has revealed this is the zombie woman who accosted Jim Acosta--


Sessions--cartoon history of trmp's whipping boy--


Copied and pasted from Twitter--trmp's "we hire the best people" vs--we hire who we can get boot lickers

Scott Dworkin ‏Verified account @funder 2h2 hours ago Chris Christie doesn’t have a shot in hell for AG. He put Kushner’s dad in prison. Another distraction. Real front runners are Lindsey Graham, Trey Gowdy, Alex Azar, Pam Bondi and Rudy Giuliani. I didn’t think it could get worse than Sessions. Then I saw that list. They’re worse. 196 replies 986 retweets 2,443 likes

trmp reviewing his answers to Mueller as--


Jeff Coons on Mueller investigation.


Swalwel says Dems can protect Mueller--


Morning Joe--Rs lost 1/3 of seats and trmp was rattled.

https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/joe-donald-trump-was-freaked-out-yesterday-1365009475600?v=railb& so rattled he set up a trap for CNN's Jim Acosta. 11-8-2018

To add to "weak Thursday" Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Supreme Court Justice, hospitalized with 3 broken ribs after fall


coward lindsey graham called out for empty threat to unleash "holy hell"


trmp strikes swiftly--baldhead whitaker is a trmp stoolie, has taken over from Rosenstein, it is also reported.


so-called WH so-called SHS shared Inforwars doctored video charging Jim Acosta "laid hands on"

https://www.businessinsider.com/jim-acosta-video-white-house-appears-from-infowars-2018-11 Manson-type trmo follower. When WH lies, which it does all the time, America is LOST. This article embeds 1/2 speed and 1/4 speed videos, apparent by slowed down sound, to show difference. trmpies are beyond despicable. Acosta's press pass has been revoked. CNN stands by him. Watch the next Q here--trmp defends ICE and says "they are doing a fantastic job." It's time for trmp to go. 11-8-2018

Mass shooting at Thousand Oaks Bar in CA--13 dead including gunman suspect and 29 year veteram sgt about to retiret

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/california-shooting-intl/index.html GUN LAWS mr trmp will say bars must arm themselves. so more gun sales. 11-8-2018

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Press pass of CNN's Jim Acosta revoked by WH, SHS lies--

Lauren Underwood flips House seat in IL


Don Jr expected to be indicted by Mueller soon--9 hours ago

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/donald-trump-jr-expecting-to-be-indicted-by-mueller-soon.html that's why his s-hole father fired Sessions. 11-7-2018

wow wow wow--in emergency break glass--constitutional crisis demonstrations have just been triggered by A G Sssions firing, so far 900 planned countrywide protests


Making your own ink--


Who's rude--just cut off the patriarch's finger--


Dating stalagmite structures made by Neanderthals--


trmp fires A G Sessions and replaces with trmp loyalist.


MSNBC on Midterms--


Daily Show satire--


Mad at Midterm losses, trmp calls CNN's Acosta "rude." Talk of pot calling--

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/trump-unloads-cnn-journalist-jim-acosta-you-are-rude-terrible-n933571 Attorney General Sessions also resigns under pressure from trmp-- stay tuned. Mueller time soon. 11-7-2018

Democrats take the House--too much to post invidually--pl follow me on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/KyiKaung?lang=en You will need a Twitter acct, but it will be worth it. Twitter is very fast with political news. 11-7-2018

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Beto O'Rourke loses, etc--Midterms


Who is this guy sean hannity--from Wikipedia

He worked as a general contractor, and volunteer talk show host at UC Santa Barbara in 1989. He later joined WVNN in Athens, Alabama, and shortly afterward, WGST in Atlanta. In 1996, he was hired by Fox and was accompanied by Alan Colmes when he received his show Hannity & Colmes. Leaving WGST, he worked at WABC in New York until 2013, where he was on air full-time. Since 2014, he has worked at WOR. After Colmes announced his departure in January 2008, he merged his Hannity & Colmes show into Hannity. Hannity has received several awards and honors, including an honorary degree from Liberty University. He has written three best-selling books: Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism; Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism; and Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda. Hannity has promoted falsehoods and conspiracy theories, such as casting doubt on Barack Obama's birthplace, promoting conspiracy theories about the murder of Seth Rich, and reporting false stories about Hillary Clinton's health. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Since Trump's election, Hannity has often acted as a conduit for Trump's messaging, criticizing the media and attacking the special counsel inquiry. Some White House advisors have characterized Hannity as the "shadow" chief-of-staff.[4] According to Forbes, by 2018 Hannity had become one of the most-watched hosts in cable news and most-listened-to hosts in talk radio due to his close friendship and access to President Donald Trump.[5] Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Career 2.1 Television 2.2 Radio 2.3 Books 2.4 Movies 2.5 Freedom Concerts 2.6 Real estate holdings 3 Political commentary, controversies, and criticism 3.1 Birtherism 3.2 2016 presidential campaign 3.2.1 Candidacy of Donald Trump 3.2.2 Conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton 3.2.3 Murder of Seth Rich conspiracy theories 3.2.4 Claims about election fraud 3.3 WikiLeaks 3.4 Relationship with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen 3.5 Criticism of FBI, DOJ, and special counsel 3.6 Uranium One 3.7 Deep state 3.8 Comments on sexual harassment 3.9 LGBT rights 3.10 Immigration 3.11 Islam 3.12 Torture 3.13 Climate change 3.14 Death panels 3.15 Roy Moore comments and advertiser boycott 3.16 Jake Tapper

Facebook shut down more than 100 accounts for election interference.


sean hannity a k a joseph goebbels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels They diminish so much when you write their names in lower case--Try it. Also good copying and pasting and clicking their images to delete. 11-6-2018

sean hannity of fox news--propaganda arm of trmp(univ) --appears on stage at last rally of trmp bf midtermss


Remains of Utah Mayor Brent Taylor brought back to Dover Air Force Base--Vote today.

https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20181106102407-remains-of-utah-mayor-brent-taylor-arrive-at-dover-air-force-base/?ftag=CNM15cf32c Make his death not be in vain. He was shot by someone he was training on local Afghan forces. His last words were for Americans to be united and to exercise precious right to vote. We also need to not trust demagogues like trmp. Unite means unite under a good leader. Brent Taylor left behind a wife and 7 children. 11-6-2018

Betomania in TX already a great victory for Democrats.




Monday, November 05, 2018

Poetry reading 10,000 poets for change with DC PAW Poets Against the War.


Pentagon resisting trmp's "requests" at the border.


Su Tong's Rice--


From The Independent--long read--Khashoggi death--


Facebook takes down sensational Trump ad.


Captain "Sully" Sullenberger says essentially trump is a bad leader--


Mueller may have already subpoenaed Trump--


trmp defensive abt offensive ad. Says he does not know abt it, which is a LIE.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/nov/05/midterm-elections-2018-latest-live-news-updates-trump-obama-democrats-republicans-today How could it get made and aired without at least his OK. Dumb a-- evil so-called prez. 11-5-2018

trmp anti-immigration racist ad pulled by CNN, NBC, Facebook and even Fox News.


Sunday, November 04, 2018

excellent trmp cartoons, large collection.


2 days ago--Michael Cohen told Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair of Trump's perpetual racist remarks.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/michael-cohen-speaks-out-with-new-accusations-of-trump-racism-1360765507953?v=railb& Since trmp repeats things like "mantras" this is very credible. of course he also perpetually repeats lies. He says things are "very very good" when they are terrible, (e.g Puerto Rico), he praises people he's about to FIRE. He's a dump. 11-4-2018

Numbers for Midterms


My article on Stiglitz's visit to Burma from 2012.


Nobel economist Stiglitz on Inequality, Climate Change and the (dismal future of) democracy.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/05/joseph-stiglitz-america-should-be-a-warning-to-other-countries In c. 2004, I suggested thro my colleague Zaw Oo and thro him Open Society that Stiglitz be included among the Burmese Exile Govt advisors (informal). This resulted in a conference in DC in 2004. In 2012, Stiglitz and my mentor from Rangoon days, Dr Findlay, also at Columbia Univ. went to Burma, but no one even asked if I wished to go. Stiglitz said that the Burmese Govt/junta "deleted all his remarks about politics." For the record, before I suggested his name, some of the Burmese in the Exile Gov. had never heard of him. So it goes. Now we have a version of Putin's Russia with oligarchs and Xi's China with similar rich persons, only on Burma they are called cronies. 11-4-2018

Nobel economist Stiglitz on Inequality, Climate Change and (the dismal future of) democracy.


Secret waiver could put Solicitor Gen. fr Trump affiilaited law firm in charge of Mueller investigation.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/secret-waiver-clears-possible-trump-russia-rosenstein-replacement-1360763459688?v=railb& This is a must watch. More dirty tricks by Trump & co. Watch closely after midterms. 11-4-2018

Maryland voter guide.


Severe floods in Italy including Venice and Alpine areas.


Saudi sisters found drowned and duct-taped together.


Turkish prosecutor: Jamal Khashoggi was immediately strangled on entering Saudi embassy and his remains transported in 3 suitcases.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/10/31/khashoggi-strangled-dismembered-istanbul-chief-prosecutor-karadsheh-lklv-nr-vpx.cnn Thoughts and prayers for his surviving family and friends.

Khashoggi's sons appeal for return of their murdered father's body.


Democrats closing gaps in key Senate races.


Tree of Life rabbi says hate speech fueld last week's attack in whicn 11 people died.


Friday, November 02, 2018

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Rachel Maddow 11-1-2018--actually from yesterday, I think.


trmp makes Pittsburgh protests (and killings) that "he did not see" all about himself.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/31/heres-small-protest-trump-says-he-didnt-see-pittsburgh/?utm_term=.0255783ee5d4 Decidedly unwelcome, and rightly so. 11-1-2018

Trump and Saudis keep fumbling over Khashoggi case.


Saudis execute Indonesian domestic maid, after she killed employer (in self defense) trying to rape her--

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/indonesia-protests-saudi-arabia-executes-domestic-maid/ Indonesia objects strongly. 11-1-2018

trmp shocks w racist ad days before mid-terms.


Saudi sisters case--looks fishier and fishier--they were in USA accompanying their brother, a Saudi official in DC.


In case of drowned Saudi sisters, see below, their lack of cell phones and social media presence is making it harder for police to investigate.

Think on that. I think a cell phone is a requirement of modern life. See below. 11-1-2018

Missing Saudi sisters tied together found dead in Hudson River.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/saudi-sisters-found-in-nyc-river-were-alive-when-they-entered-the-water-officials-say/ This sounds connected to the Khashoggi case. It seems to have the violent fingerprint of Saudi government agents. They had just applied for asylum, and their mother said they had all been threatened to return to Saudi Arabia. NYPD vows to seek justice and pipe bomb case is under famous Southern District of NY as first pipe bomb was sent to Soros in NY State on MOnday 10-22-2018. Sn District of NY was headed by Preet Bharara who was fired by trmp. In the meantime, one day after his unwelcome visit to Jewish victims of mass shooting in Pittsburgh (11 dead) trmp is at it again saying birth citizenship rights are "not constitutional". Fox and friends is echoing as usual. Mattis says (troops will still be sent to border) bc we "don't do stunts." Stay tuned. Sounds like GOP very rattled before mid terms. Trmp's also taken out a racist ad. 11-1-2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Let's just import/adopt Harry and Meghan and enter them in the US elections.


he lies again--14th Amendment on Citizenship cannot be over written by exec order.


trmp and his tree of hate.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 trump and tree of hate he seeded with his hate speeches. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-pittsburgh-synagogue-visit-shooting_us_5bd8c95ae4b01abe6a190541 The haters in Burma and pseudo monks should also take note. One commentator on CNN said, after pipe bombs -- trump's"presidential behavior" never lasts longer than 48 hours,"never longer than yogurt." And true enough at 3 AM he was tweeting hatred again. Then he has sent troops to "guard border" and is talking about taking away citizenship birthrights of immigrants who are not citizens, or not yet citizens. Green card holders have a long waiting period. Local officials and some leading politicians did not go with trmp family to Pittsburgh. It is said, GOP/Republicans are losing hope for midterm elections and they should. With a so-called prez. like that! 10-31-2018

trmp & tree of hate he seeded with his hate speech.


Grieving mourners near Tree of Life synagogue where shooting took place, now have to protest trmp's unwelcome visit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3GJ4u9Hpj8 YOUR WORDS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. 10-31-2018

Flu season is here.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Outrageous Fortune: Growing up in Leeds Castle.

https://www.amazon.com/Outrageous-Fortune-Growing-Leeds-Castle/dp/1250006015/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=#customerReviews I like this author's forthright, earnest, engaging and humorous voice. Have only read the sample, but like it. kmk 10-29-2018

Turkey has yet to turn over all evidence concerning slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Synagogue shooter in court and will need to appear again Thursday.


Michael Moore releases footage of Cesar Soyoc, accused pipe bomber, at trmp rally--


15th pipe bomb--3rd bomb to CNN, found--

https://deadline.com/2018/10/third-bomb-cnn-donald-trump-blames-press-cesar-sayoc-synagogue-murders-1202491268/ Cesar Soyoc at Sn District of NY court today. 10-29-2018

Screenplay of movie--The Age of Innocence, based on book by Edith Wharton--

https://cinephiliabeyond.org/the-age-of-innocence-scorseses-strikingly-passionate-depiction-of-unconsummated-love/ Educational use only. 10-29-2018

Today's headlines--hate & more shootings, Merkel leaving, trmp reverts to his usual "form"


Avenatti--Democrats need a slingshot to fight trmp.


Classic novels set in Newport, Rhode Island.


600+ blog hits yesterday, mostly from USA.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

trump needs to call the shooting victims' families, as well as the pipe bomb targets--he has not done so yet.

trmp concerned with wet hair, is instead holding rallies. 10-28-2018

Pittsburgh shooting victims--most of 11 were elderly.


CNN Pittsburgh shooting victims--


white domestic terrorists--pipe bomber and Pittsburgh shooter


Mug shots--cesar soyoc, pipe bomber

Pittsburgh shooting victims, doctors, professors, wives, brothers--upstanding citizens.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46011267 All due to hate spewed by trmp and blind followers.

trmp lie


trmp makes up "facts" to justify holding rallies the day after Pittsburgh murders/shootings.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-makes-fake-story-justify-political-rally-same-day-pittsburg-synagogue-1190687 He lies about how many days NY Stock Exchange remained closed. In fact, it was closed from 9/11 to 9/17. How could it "remain open" when planes hit Wall Street area itself. The level of "education" as denoted in spelling errors, etc on the hate sites/twitter feeds of the pipe bomber and the Pittsburgh shooter,show the low level of the trmp followers, blind rats. They are not "from the Middle East" they are home grown white supremacist domestic terrorists. If you threaten people and cause terror, you are a terrorist. 10-28-2018

American universities with alliances with dubious actors, including Saudi Arabia--Democracy Now.


Nic Robertson reporting from Istanbul on Khashoggi disappearance and murder--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atQMwrc28go CCTV footage, timeline, maps.

Van Jones CNN interviews kush, who evades as trmp son in law he is--first time we've heard him speak on anything--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22hSWyUBbPI not impressive--"I was given Middle Eats Peace Process" oh yeah?? basically white jewish marble face who married rich. just a surrogate for trmp, that's all. Better to interview a Turkish police officer at this point, 10-28-2018

Fareed Zakaria interviews Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, who edited Khashoggi's articles.


cesar soyoc van stickers -- from Internet--how did he pass motor vehicles inspection??

trmp protective of hair.

wife and son can get windblown. *

trmp bad hair google search results.

Satire: How to weaponize and politicize Twitter and other social media--by Mrs. Clinton's 2016 campaign tweeter--

https://qz.com/1126434/i-tweeted-for-hillary-clinton-for-a-year-and-a-half-and-heres-what-i-learned/ I would say learn some strategies like "branding"= name calling from trmp and trmpies, wild accusations, lies. Keeping message simple and dumb, then you will get a lot of dumb criminal followers as he has now. Instigate ppl to hate. Strut abt on stage and stroke your hair. Be the great white shark who eats gropes women alive. Imprison babies. 10-28-2018

Haka for Megan and Harry--


Mayflower II in 2011


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mohegan Sun Casinos


Megan Sussex's perfect taste in clothes--and everything. :)


Andrew McCabe's book publication stalled.


After arrest of pipe bomber, trmp as usual --goes back to same hate mongering pattern--


Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée turns down White House invite. Images from Internet.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/27/18032202/jamal-khashoggi-hatice-cengiz-trump-saudi-arabia 10-27-2018 She called it a ploy to “gain public sympathy” after the Saudi Arabian journalist’s murder. By Emily Stewart Oct 27, 2018, 6:45pm EDT Share

Pipe bomber "found a father in trump"--Sayoc family attorney.


Pittsburgh shooter another middle aged white male.

11 killed, 6 wounded, incld 4 police officers--Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/27/us/pittsburgh-synagogue-active-shooter/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2F trmp decries "hate" then immediately attacks dems. 10-27-2018

trmp economy lousy week.


trmp- exreme "nationalists" --TRMS--


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Corker on Khashoggi case--"I think he did it"--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBU5XK2xbw8 But given even more power just to show--this person may be there another 30 40 50 years. What to do about it. A more nuanced approach. 10-21-2018

Van Gogh.


Christies--van Gogh painting--auction Nov 11--

https://www.christies.com/features/Van-Gogh-Coin-de-jardin-avec-papillons-9423-1.aspx?cid=EM_DIS_TXT_Outbrain_CNT_Gogh9423Alive_IMP__20thCNY1118____ 10-21-2018

Yet another Saudi version of Khashoggi death and disppearance--more embroidered this time.


trmp kush and MbS--Khashoggi death/murder


Quote from NBC--Mohammad bin Kushner.

Every American president since FDR has courted the Saudis, but none of them have done it as avidly and crudely as Donald Trump,” said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who served in the spy agency for 30 years. In his first trip abroad as president last year, Trump made the unusual choice to travel to Riyadh, where he took part in a traditional all-male dance with the Saudi royals, swaying back and forth with a ceremonial sword in hand. "That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments into the United States, and our military community is very happy," Trump tweeted after his first day of meetings. The Saudis projected his words on large digital displays. Trump referred to the trip again on Friday in his reaction to the Saudi admission of involvement in Khashoggi’s death. Image: White House senior advisor Jared Kushner attends events with U.S. President Donald Trump at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 20, 2017.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters file But the vast arms sales and investments promised haven't yet materialized. The Saudis are still haggling with the U.S. about the cost of buying the THAAD ballistic missile defense system. Instead of the $110 billion in arms sales initially touted by Trump, now the administration says only about $14 billion worth of weapons have been implemented with signed letters — and many of those originated under the previous administration. The State Department was largely shut out of the planning for the president’s trip to Riyadh, and instead the task was entrusted to Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to the president. The young real estate businessman with no diplomatic experience reportedly came away impressed by the crown prince, as they were two thirty-somethings anointed by powerful families with shared agendas Inside Saudi Arabia, the crown prince is sometimes derisively referred to as “Mohammed bin Kushner,” said Riedel, who wrote a book on the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

Democracy Now--Amy Goodman speaks with Saudi-born professor at London School of Economics about Khashoggi and Yemen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwzull0Ilu4 She authored the NYTs op ed--MbS must be replaced. 10-21-2018

trmp figures on saudi arabia are just plain wrong--lying again and again.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Modern classic--Roshamon and Other Stories.

https://www.amazon.com/Rashomon-Other-Stories-Ryunosuke-Akutagawa/dp/1987817656#reader_1987817656 If you can afford the collectible editions, buy it! You can see from the free sample what a great writer he was. 10-20-2018

Ten best Asian novels.


Featured in Asian Pacific American Verse Beings.


Lovely--Mounif memoir


Mounif--writer, petroleum economist


Top ten novels set in the Arab world


Take a staycation--


Thai shrimp factory using Burmese migrant labor.


From Al Waleed bin Talal wiki (2017 Saudi princes purge)

Main article: 2017 Saudi Arabian purge On 4 November 2017, Al-Waleed was arrested in Saudi Arabia in a "corruption crackdown" conducted by a new royal anti-corruption committee.[48] This was done on authority of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, his cousin (both are grandsons of Ibn Saud, first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia). Just days before his arrest, Al-Waleed reportedly contacted US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (who has publicly criticized the Saudi government in the past) and invited him to return to the Kingdom in order to contribute to Mohammad bin Salman's vision.[49] The authorities in Saudi Arabia were demanding $6 billion from Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, In total, 320 princes, ministers and businessmen were detained.[50] Al-Waleed was released from detention in late January 2018, nearly three months after his arrest,[19] after he and most of the other Saudi notables arrested the previous year had made a financial settlement of some kind with the Saudi government.[18] Prince Mutaib Bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah (1924–2015), was released after paying a reported $1 billion.[51] According to a Wall Street Journal report, the price for his release was $6 billion.[52] The Saudi Arabia government did not disclosed charges or produced evidence and the negotiations were held in secret.[53]

quote fr Saudi wiki--an eye for an eye surgically removed.

Capital and physical punishments imposed by Saudi courts, such as beheading, stoning (to death), amputation, crucifixion and lashing, as well as the sheer number of executions have been strongly criticized.[186] The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword, stoning or firing squad, followed by crucifixion.[187][188][189] The 345 reported executions between 2007 and 2010 were all carried out by public beheading. The last reported execution for sorcery took place in September 2014.[190] Although repeated theft can be punishable by amputation of the right hand, only one instance of judicial amputation was reported between 2007 and 2010. Homosexual acts are punishable by flogging or death.[187][189][191] Atheism or "calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based" is considered a terrorist crime.[192] Lashings are a common form of punishment[193] and are often imposed for offences against religion and public morality such as drinking alcohol and neglect of prayer and fasting obligations.[187] Retaliatory punishments, or Qisas, are practised: for instance, an eye can be surgically removed at the insistence of a victim who lost his own eye.[182] Families of someone unlawfully killed can choose between demanding the death penalty or granting clemency in return for a payment of diyya (blood money), by the perpetrator.[194] Even after allowing women to drive and work, public places in Saudi Arabia are still gender-segregated and the kingdom has very strict laws on how unrelated men and women can dine together. In September 2018, a man was arrested by the Saudi authorities for appearing in a video with his female colleague while having breakfast at a hotel, where they both work.[195] Human rights

Long time ties + bare shoulders--Ivana Trump and Nancy Reagan with Saudi King Fahd 1985