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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out"—Emperor Claudius in I, Claudius.

47 senators, all Republican, went way far over the scum-sucking, traitorous ass-wipe line. These swaggering, power mad, bully boy fuckwads value dominance shows and big, swinging dick reps over people, over country, over decency of any kind.

You know they're all harboring an angry cyclops for war with Iran. Hells, that’s been Republican Viagra for years. Remember the McCain/Palin Show with their “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” sung to a vandalized Beach Boys tune?

And whose sons and daughters will go to fight that war which can be avoided with diplomacy? Not the scions of the wealthy—hoo boy, no chance of that. War, boots on the ground stuff? That’s for the poors without hope or chance of college. That’s for the middle classes who’ve been suckered by all the flag pin patriotism cons from the rich, from the folks who make bank on our children's deaths (Cheney!). You or your kid dies? loses a leg? goes mad? Phffft— just the cost of doing business, amiright?

*rage filled sigh*

The war profiteers' dimwitted tools went, maybe, one step too far this time in that they’ve flagrantly violated the Logan Act. Didya know? That’s a felony. Yes boys and girls, 47 of our elected officials have joined together and, in clear, couldn’t be more brazen, plain sight, have committed a felony.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
An aside—it was wonderfully kind of Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, to explain not only international law but our very own constitution to these toad brained simpletons.

Will these pathetic examples of democracy do time for this wholly contemptible act? Doubt it. Would LOVE to see them charged for their felonious dickish behavior though.

I expect they think they’re safe, glory bound even, given the examples set by both Nixon AND Reagan.

From the Washington Post’s column Republicans are beginning to act as though Barack Obama isn’t even the president:
The only direct precedent I can think of for this occurred in 1968, when as a presidential candidate Richard Nixon secretly communicated with the government of South Vietnam in an attempt to scuttle peace negotiations the Johnson administration was engaged in. It worked: those negotiations failed, and the war dragged on for another seven years.
AND hello Iran Contra, how ya doin’?
Suspicions about a deal between the Reagan campaign and Iran over the hostages have circulated since the day of President Reagan's inaugural, when Iran agreed to release the 52 American hostages exactly five minutes after Mr. Reagan took the oath of office. Later, as it became known that arms started to flow to Iran via Israel only a few days after the inauguration, suspicions deepened that a secret arms-for-hostages deal had been concluded.
In Waldman’s penultimate ‘graph:
But as has happened so many times before, Republicans seem to have concluded that there is one set of rules and norms that apply in ordinary times, and an entirely different set that applies when Barack Obama is the president. You no longer need to show the president even a modicum of respect. You can tell states to ignore the law. You can sabotage delicate negotiations with a hostile foreign power by communicating directly with that power.
Yup. I'm stratospherically pissed off.

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