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Updated on March 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

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Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

By way of contrast with the Republican Party, your Norma's all about public service and an informed citizenry. To sound cutting edge and hip and sophisticated.

Culturally isolated, as many of my Razorbabies are without knowing it, here's everything you need to know about Chasten Glezman.

That would be Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's husband. Pete doesn't have a chance in hell but it's a start.

Chasten teaches drama and humanities to junior Montessori kids. They married at Cathedral of Saint James Episcopal church. First date was at South Bend Cubs game (both big baseball fans).…

Chasten also maintains the "Truman and Buddy Buttigieg First Dogs" Twitter account. Which is so cute, isn't it? Written like the dogs were Tweeting - little doggy misspellings, calling their owners "Dad," critiquing their food, adorable mini-videos . . . cute, right?

Pete and Chasten are exactly like every other couple in suburban Indiana except both have penises.

This clip of Buddy enjoying a bone has received 46,700 views.…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 3:45 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line


Heather Digby Parton for Salon:

It appears the Trump White House has decided to stonewall every bit of congressional oversight, hoping to either run out the clock until the election or have their handpicked Supreme Court majority rule in their favor. There was a time when I would have thought the second option was unthinkable, even with a conservative majority, but after the court intervened in the 2000 Florida recount, I was disabused of that naive assumption. If they have to destroy constitutional checks and balances to keep Trump in power, they may very well do it.

The president has put the Democrats on notice that they do not plan to respond to subpoenas or allow anyone to testify, even those people for whom they previously waived executive privilege. Under threat of holding witnesses in contempt of Congress, the White House has told them to take it up with the courts if they don't like it. House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Ma, told MSNBC on Tuesday night, "to date, the White House has refused to produce a single piece of paper or a single witness in any of the Committees investigations this entire year."…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

BTW, your own Tom Cotton is named in the above suit.

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line


"NRA busted giving Trump 9,259 times the legal limit: Bombshell campaign finance lawsuit."

"The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was sued in federal court on Tuesday for allegedly failing to enforce campaign finance laws against the National Rifle Association (NRA)."…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

Per insiders: What we now know that all Trumps know, presently tossed and turning in their scattered sundry beds fearing blessed sleep will ne'er return.

Deutsche Bank has begun turning over Donald Trump's financial records to New York Attorney General Tish James, according to reports from CNN and other major outlets. So Congress and New York State are working with the same evidence simultaneously.

If Trump's and Deutsche Bank's history with money laundering and Vladimir Putin is finally and concretely exposed by those bank records (virtually a given, with Deutsche Bank's past criminal record) New York State can immediately seize Trump's illegally acquired assets while he's still in office. It can also criminally indict Trump on state charges while he's still in office.

If the SDNY's Feds don't immediately arrest Trump when he exits office, New York State will - and no future president can pardon state charges. If Trump's banking records reveal others in Trump Org who committed crimes, New York State can also indict and arrest THEM while Trump is still in office.

Knowing all this somehow makes your Norma sleep like a baby.

Except for the part that once Trump's gone America STILL has the horror of the corrupt and "installed" Republican Party's dictatorial right-wing agenda (their stacking the courts for generations to come, restricting voters, fomenting racist and misogynist and homophobic and religious violence, refusing to follow laws or the Constitution) - none of that's gone with Trump.

Marry the thoroughly corrupted Republican Party with the 1% of self-serving plutocrats and oligarchs (Dark Money) and America's still in a post-Trump existential crisis for years to come. Which keeps your Norma up nights.

The only thing that works is schadenfreude. Asleep in minutes with wonderful Technicolor dreams! Awake hours later beautified, refreshed and eager for the day's new adventures in the City of Angels!

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Criticism continues of Arkansas Tech scholarship honoring professor seen as Holocaust denier

Doigotta apparently skimmed over: "Several books were non-scholarly conspiracy theory works that Link presented 'as though they were legitimate historical works.'"

Lying. Misrepresenting. Propaganda. Holocaust denial. Link's own writings (cited above) make his views plain.

Whether Doigotta intends to or not, his/her non-sequitur supports and echoes those of Holocaust deniers.

People who make these kinds of statements fall into two categories: stupid or ugly.

Doigotta's never struck me as stupid.

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Posted by Norma Bates on 04/24/2019 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Today's video and the open line

"Border militia was training to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Obama: report. The ACLU has described the vigilante group as 'fascist'"

"On Monday, the alleged leader of an armed militia group that has detained migrant families along the southern border was charged with federal firearms offenses. Disturbingly, court documents from the militia leader's case allege that he and his militia were stocking up on firearms in order to assassinate Hillary Clinton, former president Barack Obama, and liberal billionaire George Soros."…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 04/24/2019 at 2:05 AM

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