66 thoughts on “Singapore Sickening”

  1. Stupid, stupid Trumpsky.  Giving Kim everything he wants from the beginning photo op to lord knows what.

  2. It was foolish to have the unified team at the Olympics, which was just PR for Kim. It was foolish to have his sister in the stands, representing their murderous regime.

    A better optic for our flag, since this summit has come to pass,  would be one flag from each country…and not next to each other.   This just bolsters Kim.  It’s a sad, ridiculous game & I’m not sure that Trumpsky is aware of what’s happening.

  3. Craig,  thanks. SFB hasn’t a clue about what might be desecration of the flag, and doesn’t give a shit.

  4. kudlow has heart attack ? I’m betting it’s a cheney-heart attack. More likely kudlow fell off the wagon and is now in treatment.

  5. Evangelicals are sweeping trump’s lies and ‘family life’ under the table, and also this :

    13For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them
    Every one is greedy for gain;
    And from the prophet even unto the priest
    Every one dealeth falsely.
    14They have healed also the hurt of My people lightly,
    Saying: ‘Peace, peace’, when there is no peace.
    15They shall be put to shame because they have committed abomination;
    Yea, they are not at all ashamed,
    Neither know they how to blush;
    Therefore they shall fall among them that fall,
    At the time that I punish them they shall stumble,
    Saith the LORD.


  6. AP reports western media had been left out of the meetings and only informed after the start.  SFB continues his attack on real reporting, which prevents him and his mob from making up crap.

  7. drink for the day — a lot of drinks, that is– fitting the sh*t that they’ll be slinging


    The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail from Singapore. This long drink was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally a North American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored
    D. A. Embury stated in the Fine Art of Mixing Drinks: “Of all the recipes published for [this drink] I have never seen any two that were alike.” The Times described the “original recipe” as mixing two measures of gin with one of cherry brandy and one each of orange, pineapple, and lime juice. An alternative “original recipe” used gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine, and fresh pineapple juice, primarily from Sarawak (or “smooth cayenne[) pineapples, which enhances the flavor and creates a foamy top. The hotel’s recipe was recreated based on the memories of former bartenders and written notes that they discovered regarding the original recipe.
    Present style
    By the 1980s, the Singapore Sling was often little more than gin, bottled sweet and sour, and grenadine. With the move towards fresh juices and the re-emergence of quality products like Cherry Heering, the cocktail has begun to resemble its original version.

  8. wapo:


    George Conway, lawyer and husband of Kellyanne, rebuts Trump’s claim that Mueller appointment is unconstitutional

    On the morning of his 500th day in office — June 4 — the president had a lot on his mind. Amid a string of tweets touting his greatest accomplishments and bemoaning the plight of farmers — who have been treated “unfairly” by Canada, China and Mexico, he said —President Trump turned his attention to the Russia probe.
    “The appointment of the Special Councel [sic] is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!”
    On Monday evening, the conservative attorney George Conway published a 3,500 word essay in which he called Trump’s tweet a “meritless legal position” rooted in an assumption from a conservative legal scholar that is “uncomplicatedly, flatly wrong.”
    “The ‘constitutional’ arguments made against the special counsel … have little more rigor than the tweet that promoted them,” Conway wrote. “Such a lack of rigor, sadly, has been a disturbing trend in much of the politically charged public discourse about the law lately, and one that lawyers — regardless of their politics — owe a duty to abjure.”
    Conway’s essay was notable not just for its content but for its venue, Lawfare, a highly regarded legal blog which has featured some of the strongest expert critiques of Trump’s conduct as president, and for its author, a respected conservative attorney who happens to be married to one of Trump’s most visible advisers, Kellyanne Conway.


  9. the guardian:
    What have Trump and Kim signed? We read between the lines

    Document hailed by US president as ‘very comprehensive’ does not go much further than existing denuclearisation agreement


  10. NPR said that “verification” is not stipulated in the agreement.  If that is true, how are the sanctions ever to come off of the Kim regime?

    I think the Nobel Peace Prize should go the the kids at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas more than Trumpsky.

    Let the committee remember that he also created more hostility in Israel, that he is disloyal to long-time allies, and, that he has no heart for those seeking asylum (which seems to fly in the face of international law).  Peace? Piece of s.

  11. and the winner is…….   Xi Jinping!


    Xi wins big   Score one for China, America’s rival. The biggest winner from Trump’s meeting with Kim – possibly aside from Kim himself –  was President Xi Jinping’s government, which had advocated the very process that Trump’s now embarked upon. China took the opportunity to call for the UN Security Council to ease sanctions against Kim’s regime, though Trump said they would remain for now.

  12. 5. When flags of two of more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

  13. I gotta hope Trump just doesn’t know details of their brutality, which would be unforgivable, but if he does know and still says this, he’s as scary as we think:

    Trump praised murderous dictator as “very talented” for having taken over North Korea and “run it tough”

  14. former CIA Deputy Division Chief for Korea, now at Heritage:

    This is very disappointing. Each of the four main points was in previous documents with NK, some in a stronger, more encompassing way. The denuke bullet is weaker than the Six Party Talks language. And no mention of CVID, verification, human rights.

  15. The clod name-dropped the Raffle (sic) Hotel. What a putz. And we should complain about his communikay? I gave my two-cents worth yesterday. Mein Gott wie lang ach lange? I wish he were on my ballot today

  16. Lil Kim didn’t take over – he was given the job and he killed people to keep it

    the aspirations of SFB

    As for Larry Kudlow –karma baby! That’s what you get for being a big fat liar

  17. from that towle link above:
    Trump held a press conference which allowed additional insight into what happened ahead of the agreement.
    Trump was asked about verifying some of the details discussed in his agreement with Kim.
    Trump replied: “I don’t have to verify because I have one of the great memories of all time.”

  18. What I find interesting, and hopefully just a coincidence; is that no one is talking about the fact that net neutrality melted away yesterday – and we’re all about to get screwed to the tune of billions of dollars by the media and cable consultants.  Anyway you look at things – it sucks all over the place.

  19. excerpt from carbonatedtv:

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May was asked an interesting, albeit ambiguous, question on the floor of the House of Commons on Monday.
    Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt submitted the simple question to her, regarding Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President of the United States Donald Trump.
    Blunt asked, quite bluntly: “Trudeau or Trump?”
    The floor erupted in laughter, during which May responded humorously back, “I’m not sure what activity he’s asking me to undertake with either.”
    That response only resulted in more laughter.
    Even the opposing Labor Party got involved in the theatrics.
    “It’s not really Love Island, is it?” Member of Parliament Mary Creagh said, referencing a popular UK dating show.
    Many from the UK are, in fact, against a potential Trump visit. Perhaps May was trying to avoid an international feud, but it’s clear to anyone watching that the joke is on Trump.
    Given the choice between Trump or Trudeau, who would you choose? The ranting chief executive who needs his ego placated on a regular basis, or the rational-minded head of Canada’s government? The choice should be obvious, and most lawmakers in the House of Commons likely knew who May would have preferred for a state visit.

  20. Washington Capitals having a parade without  Trumpsky.  I don’t follow hockey, but good for them!

  21. So my biggest question regarding the “summit” is what do SK, Japan and China think of a summit between the US and NK without their input?

  22. pogo, don’t know about those other guys, but xi must be pretty happy.  remember he had a little talk not long ago with kim that turned things around,  it was his 747 that flew kim in, they agreed to what he had previously suggested, he can now extend influence to whole peninsula…. what more could he want?

    oh yeah, Taiwan.

  23. Mr Pogo, I think the answer to your question is, FUCK TRUMP !

    it’s just a thought. sigh

  24. Please see story above re: Taiwan

    Xi is not happy about everything Donny is doing for him.

  25. her’s someone not so happy with some of it

    the hill:
    Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa), a key Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is raising questions about President Trump’s decision to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea, something that appeared to surprise military officials.
    “I don’t think that’s wise because we have done these exercises for years,” Ernst said Tuesday. “I would just ask the president, ‘Why do we need to suspend them? They are legal.'”
    U.S. military officials said Tuesday they still plan to conduct a major exercise with South Korean troops in the fall, saying they have not received updated guidance on ending training exercises with the South.
    “We will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance from the Department of Defense,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Lovett, a U.S. military spokesperson in South Korea.

  26. Will commie China get North Korea to nuke Taiwan ? king kim looks immune to chastisement today.

  27. business day:
    Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un the big winners in summit with Donald Trump
    If the goal is to begin to unravel the US-Japan and US-South Korea alliances, this is the way to launch the process, former US diplomat Evans Revere says
    Score one for China, the US’s rival. The US’s friends, Japan and South Korea, didn’t do so well.
    The biggest winner from President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — aside from Kim himself — was unquestionably the government of President Xi Jinping, which had been advocating the very process that Trump has now embarked upon.
    In talks with Kim on Tuesday in Singapore, Trump committed to an open-ended negotiating process and said the US would also suspend military exercises with South Korea. Given that North Korea has halted missile and nuclear tests, that amounted to the dialogue and “suspension-for-suspension” model that China has advocated for years.
    For good measure, Trump again called Xi a close friend and thanked him for China’s role in strengthening sanctions against North Korea. Xi’s presence hung over Tuesday’s talks: China’s leader met Kim twice in recent weeks and an Air China jet ferried the North Korean ruler to Singapore from Pyongyang on June 10 ahead of the summit.
    Trump’s diplomacy “sends all the wrong messages to China, North Korea and Russia”, said Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. “If the US is prepared to make this promise to a brutal dictator, then how trustworthy is he going to be in maintaining a security commitment to his allies?”
    Xi’s pre-summit meetings with Kim helped restore ties that had been frosty since both leaders took power around the same time about six years ago. The neighbours, which fought together during the Korean War, had grown apart in 2017 after China backed UN sanctions crimping North Korea’s energy imports and sources of foreign cash to pressure it to halt its nuclear and missile tests.
    Japan, the chief US ally in the region, got none of what it wanted — Kim made no promise to address the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, and he offered no limits on his ballistic missile programmes.
    Neither the US nor the South Korean government would confirm that the Trump administration warned President Moon Jae-in ahead of time about the decision to suspend exercises.

    “We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money,” Trump said during a post-summit news conference. He even adopted North Korea’s language for the exercises, calling them “very provocative”.



  28. OK – that’s one of the 3 countries I asked about.  I think I could guess that SK doesn’t approve – at least not until they see significant changes in NK and its military posture – same with Japan.  They are teh 2 countries allied withthe US who are most directly threatened by NK.

  29. pogo,  this line from article above tells you something:

    Japan, the chief US ally in the region, got none of what it wanted —

  30. Everything that patd is linking to on this summit….   yeah.  Nothing more to add.

  31. politico: Judge orders Mueller to identify unnamed figures in Manafort indictment

    The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson Tuesday represents a rare courtroom win for Manafort’s defense, which is battling Mueller’s prosecutors in two different federal courts and faces two looming jury trials.
    Prosecutors resisted the defense motion, but the judge’s decision is not likely to be significant since many of the names are well known to the defense and have been reported in the media.


    and same story in wapo  also mentions:
    In a five-page order Tuesday, Jackson mostly denied Manafort’s challenge to the legal adequacy of his indictment in the District for conspiracy and money laundering brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
    Jackson found the charges sufficiently “specific” and enough “to put the defendant on notice of the nature of the charges against him.”
    However, Jackson found what she called “one minor exception” in saying Manafort’s legal team should be given the names of the politicians and others to help him prepare for “a complex trial with a voluminous record within a relatively short period of time.”


  32. Pogo, saw your article. I totally disagree that Japan is the “…chief US ally in the region…”. The last people that Korea, either North or South trust, are the Japanese. Nothing will change that; history has repeated itself too many times over the centuries.

    I have been to Japan several times over a period of more than half a century. We are suffered– barely. They place major constraints on our military presence to the extent that our most needed capabilities would not be available if needed.

    We are better off beefing-up our Seventh Fleet as well as our Pacific territories.

  33. South Korea, Australia and Taiwan are our best friends in the Far East. I think they are true friends, like Canada, Netherlands, Poland, and Britain if you face the other direction.

    Don’t count on Japan, New Zealand or Philippines for help in a firefight. They might help with medical units. Both South Korea and Australia are able project force. Taiwan is strictly defensive.

    The South Koreans I’ve known claim that the vast majority of their countrymen have a strong affection for America, even though some individual Americans don’t live up to their ideal.

  34. I’m pretty much in love with South Korea simply on the basis of those South Koreans I’ve met here. I’ll probably never get there, but I wish them health, prosperity, safety, and eternal friendship.

  35. Patd – A most wonderful summer drink the Singapore Sling is too.  What surprised me the first time I made a real one decades after the last one in the Air Force (the gin + sweet and sour mix packets + grenadine = slop) , is when I shook it up and poured it out of the shaker it had a most beautiful foam head. I skipped the fruit salad and tossed in one Maraschino cherry.  It was delightful.  Since then I keep a can of pineapple juice around just in case I decide that today is the perfect day to sit back and enjoy one.

    As I found out after years of garbage drinking, for most drinks you need good ingredients.  Don’t drink a lot and you can buy a good selection of quality booze to mix with.  The S’Sling is a good example, cheap crap makes it a crummy drink.  But, with a solid gin, I like one with less juniper and more citrus like in Plymouth Gin, Cherry Herring or Kirschwasser and Benedictine to build the booze and then with as good a pineapple juice as you can acquire (I have squeezed my own out of a fresh pineapple), a bit of lime juice, shake well with ice , the sling turns out excellent.  Add a cherry, citrus slice and a little umbrella for that special touch.

  36. I think there is a paternal thing going on between Trumpsky & Lil Kim.

    Donny reminds Kim of his crazy daddy & Kim is the son Donny really wants.


  37. patD – Does Manafort need those names to prepare his defense or to create another hit list for Putin?

    Flatus – What did you think of Kim’s signature?  More/less/equally as arrogant as Trump’s?

    When the US walked into the Olympic stadium, alphabetically under the Korean name, it sounded like they thought a lot of our country at some point.   The beautiful country, I believe,  was the given translation.


  38. bId,
    His signature is in traditional Hangul but stylized in left to right upward flowing characters. It is quite distinctive obviating the need for a personal seal that is often used to prevent counterfeiting.

  39. I don’t think there were any winners here – except for the narcissist bouncing around trying to be relevant and at the center of attention.  This shit is becoming scary!


  40. dvitale

    I did think of you in Texas but even if your state doesn’t act you will probably get the same benefits

  41. My prediction, based solely on her acceptance speech, is that she is a loon, and will ultimately flame out.

    I can only hope.


  42. “God! God! God!” , they scream, and yet they act like heathens.

    Why, then, do the heathen rage?

  43. sturge, very timely quote…. here’s the rest of the sentence:
    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?


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