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Advocates for migrants who were sent to Martha’s Vineyard sue Ron DeSantis | Ron DeSantis | The Guardian
Putin announces partial mobilisation and threatens nuclear retaliation in escalation of Ukraine war | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian
also in the guardian today
What the hell is Putin talking about – “when the territorial integrity of our country is threatened,”? As “Secretary General António Guterres … publicly chided Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference, saying it was “true and obvious” that there were no Ukrainian troops in Russia but Russian troops in Ukraine.” WaPo.
And best of luck to Ms. Carroll and her attorneys. Get the notice of deposition ready.
The three-part Ken Burns documentary about the Holocaust is now on PBS. The first part is all about the US and immigration. Well worth watching.
The US and the Holocaust
I hope Burns did better with this than he did with the Viet Nam war –
Book of the Month:
BURR by Gore Vidal
patd – I could tell something was going on because of the constant barrage of attacks on my websites. Whenever the ruskies are going to do something, launch a ship, attack an innocent country, they start trying to break into my website. Why, you have to ask them.
spoiler alert: arron trash talks about george, tom and alex
BB, my guess is they want to know how much we know ahead of times about what they’re planning
Ha……Pootin plays Russian Roulette—boldly announces he’s not bluffing.
Mel Brooks sues for stealing his bit.
Ok…Sub-Book of the Month:
1876, by Gore Vidal
have a hunch that putie’s nuke threat means he’s going to hit the big Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant the next time ukraine gets too close to border arsenals or moves on Crimea
You know what’s funny? Mike Pence running for president.
ya know what’s funny… this..
What melanated mermaid?
The new Disney live action The Littlest Mermaid is played by a black actress, Halle Bailey. Right wing has lost its collective mind over the casting.
The whole Narratives of Empire series is wonderful
The Golden Age
Finally NYDA has charged Trump with all the scams everyone in real estate has known for decades.
A fighter jet went screaming over a short while ago. I wonder what’s going on? It was traveling NE to SW.
OM – A belated, Happy Birthday!
Sturg- Live From Golgotha, if you haven’t already read it, is pretty great.
“It puts Xi in a tight spot, just weeks away from the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party on Oct 16.”
“China values stability and a shaky war effort is not it. A united West exercising global leadership doesn’t help Xi paint a picture of Western decline, when China wants to reshape a new world order.”
“Like the rest of the world, China is also suffering from the economic pain and inflation, in part wrought by Russia’s war.”
“What is happening in Ukraine makes Putin look weak. And it makes Xi also look weak by association.”
“It’s not hard to imagine that Putin’s public admission of Xi’s concerns was engineered to be in both leaders’ interest, with Russia playing the junior partner in the relationship and risking even more global approbation.”
“The message was intended for an international audience – it was not covered by Chinese state media. It allows China to showcase its international standing, to show the world Xi can speak bluntly to Putin who will “explain in detail our position” in response.”
“Though China is snapping up Russian oil and gas at highly discounted prices, Beijing has not lent support in ways that could trigger sanctions. Being seen to publicly “criticise” Russia could lend China more buffer to indirectly support Russia – such as recent agreements to pay for natural gas supplies in roubles and yuan.”
“This, in turn, allows Russia to preserve a crucial economic lifeline while it spends millions a day on the invasion.”
“How all this plays out should be closely followed until Xi and Putin meet again at the G20 summit in Bali in November.”
Here’s what it would have been like if that fighter jet fired on your civilian position
Oh, good lord. Is DeSantis behind the protestations against Disney for casting a black actress to play a mermaid as part of his I hate Disney campaign?
I hadn’t seen this name for Dumbass before, but I like it – The Barking Yam.
I’m not surprised that the MAGAts somehow think they are being cancelled by the casting of a non-white actress to play a mermaid.
I had a relative go off because they recast Jake from State Farm with a POC.
It’s sad. It’s ridiculous. It’s a DIVERSION from what they don’t want folks to think about…like abortion/women’s rights.
Another fighter jet went over. They are so loud. Like, this never happens.
“The US dollar climbed to a new two-decade high on Wednesday after Russia said it was mobilizing 300,000 military reserves in an escalation of the war in Ukraine.”
“Russian stocks slid 3.5% Wednesday after the announcement, adding to heavy losses incurred Tuesday after Putin threatened to hold referendums to annex parts of Ukraine still occupied by Russian forces. The ruble also dropped nearly 3% against the US dollar.”
“Overall, the new projections show the growing risk of a hard landing, where monetary policy tightens to the point of triggering a recession. They also provide some proof that the Fed is willing to accept “pain” in economic conditions in order to bring down persistent inflation.
The higher prices mean that consumers are spending around $460 more per month on groceries than they were this time last year, according to Moody’s Analytics. Still, the job market remains strong, as does consumer spending.”
“More than 500 people have been detained across Russia in a crackdown on anti-war protests across two dozen cities in Russia…”
Just one brave person with access could put a stop to it.
Bob… belated Happy Birthday!
My favorite Gore Vidal book is Julian. I have a very old paper back copy that I paid 25 cents for at a church fair. I treasure it!
also… just couldn’t resist this one…
renee, that’s better than that golden calf idol statue they had at cpac
Jamie yer right, all of em great…..
in fact, they’re all currently Co-Books of the month.
She could have stopped right there, but she went on.
And on she continued through the Renaissance and French Revolution to the US and then to the present.
For some reason I’m hungry.
bId – One jet is training. Mulitple jets are preparation for deployment. If someone drives by the Pentagon on a Sunday you can get a feel for how interesting things are. Empty parking lots, no issues. A few vehicles, something is being watched. A lot of vehicles, get ready for headlines. I don’t plan on driving by this weekend.
I am finally going to retire. Now to enjoy my next adventures. For you KGB/GRU/FSB reading. I am still out of everything you want to know – I know nothing you morons.
Looks like China is coming to the realization that Ukraine will make for a better economic partner for them than Russia. Whoops!
“China is depleting its oil stockpiles in a potential sign Beijing is looking to boost the economy with a surge in fuel exports”
Glad you’re jumping into the retirement pool. The water is fine. I’m too young to actually retire, but 35 years with my company was 25 too many. I’ll probably get another job next year, but it’s only been a week and a half, so who knows. I’m doing the things I want to do for the rest of the year. Will you still go to help during hurricanes?
I only heard two planes; saw and heard one, so I knew what it was. Funny how quiet regular planes sound since I heard the fighter jets today. I guess they have to move them around.
“Therefore, since the increased presence of women in the workplace does not benefit men, women, or business operations, there is no factual basis on which to claim that it is better to have more women in the workplace,” he concluded.
“We conclude that increasing the size and scope of government is unequivocally bad,” Gibbs added. “And since women’s suffrage has caused this to occur on a larger scale than any other cause in history, we conclude that the United States has suffered as a result of women’s suffrage.”
“A Michigan candidate for the US House backed by former President Donald Trump once railed against giving women the right to vote…”
I always wondered who the black people who showed up at Orange Adolf’s nazi rallies were. Now I know.
I am still a volunteer with American Red Cross Disaster Services, with a big but . . . I am putting myself on the last to be called. I have a lot to do during my last couple decades and it is time to focus on me.
There must be some concern at high levels because there has been a lot of traffic with the Huey type hell-of-a-copters this evening. Guess some strategy types are shuffling around getting news in person. Something about living in the D.C. region you pick up on. I am sure the russian embassy is watching with hot spy glasses.
Since only one of my parents and only one of my four grandparents made it to retirement age, I decided to let go of daily grind for awhile and do things I enjoy while I’m around to do so.
“Google searches for “how to break an arm at home” surged in Russia after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of the population to fight in Ukraine.”
“Putin’s decree also led to reports that flights out of the country were selling out in minutes. Flights from Russia to Armenia, Turkey and Georgia have all sold out…”
“throwing good money after bad” must not translate well into Russian 🤷♂️
Letitia James and the 11th Circuit take turns with Dumbass. As numerous commentators said tonight, this is Dumbass’s worst day in court – make that courts.
The drips became a flood today. Bwahahahahahah. Fuck him.
…an inspiring story, behind a paywall, but maybe available through your phone’s new reader:
The Ragtag Army That Won the Battle of Kyiv and Saved Ukraine-
Citizen volunteers teamed up with soldiers to turn the tide in the most consequential European battle since World War II
By James Marson
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