Shaun Mullen suggests that the Trumpling is Russian along.
In an unexpected twist (unexpected me and, I suspect, by Republicans) the DNC has filed a suit. From TPM:
The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan Friday against President Trump’s campaign, some of his allies and associates, as well as Russians and Wikileaks. The suit alleges that the Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 election was a racketeering enterprise.
Donald Trump is not named in the suit, but almost everyone else is. Details at the link.
Of course, one of the glories of this country is that any fool can sue any other fool over any fool thing. Whether a suit goes anywhere is a whole nother issue.
Thom stops a caller who tries to make excuses for American chattel slavery, then the bondage of usury.
Self-politeness is the politest king.
Deputies said a bullet skimmed the man’s leg.
I would hazard to say that this is a case of congealed carry.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., explains why he doesn’t support a boycott of Starbucks because, in his opinion, the problem isn’t Starbucks’ problem; it’s America’s problem. A nugget:
The circumstances change, yes, but the story never does. Nor does the moral thereof: America is a nation still infected with the same idiocy that has bedeviled us since before Thomas Jefferson wrote those noble words he didn’t believe about all men being created equal. Now, as then, some of us think you can judge a person’s intentions and worth from the color of his skin.
They may heatedly deny that they believe this. They may not even know that they believe this. But they believe it just the same.
So it’s useless to single out Starbucks for opprobrium.
Frankly, I’d rather associate with the rodent.
In related news, Dick Polman opines. A nugget:
Granted, they would be outraged — and Hannity’s head would explode — if someone like Rachel Maddow championed a Hillary Clinton lawyer while soliciting that same lawyer. But even though Hannity considers himself a member of the Fourth Estate (he said last year, “I’m a journalist”), he and his fans exempt him from the ethical rules that bind real journalists.
Politeness is a family value.
The shooting occurred in a Northwest Indiana parking. The 3-year-old shot her mother, identified as Shaneque Thomas, 21, from the back seat of the vehicle while her father was inside a store shopping and trying on clothes, according to WMAQ-TV.
“She had no idea what she had done and she was very scared,” Detective Sgt. James Bogner said, WMAQ-TV reported.
The mother is recovering in the hospital.
Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let’s not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it’s not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly.