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Who is more respectable? Michael Cohen or Rudy Giuliani?

If a third grader repainted your car would it make you as happy...

...as if somebody at an auto body shop did?

After Trump's visit, Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. withdrawal

Baghdad -- Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded U.S. forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Politicians from both blocs of Iraq's divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the matter.

"Parliament must clearly and urgently express its view about the ongoing American violations of Iraqi sovereignty," said Salam al-Shimiri, a lawmaker loyal to the populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Containing foreign influence has become a hot-button issue in a year that saw al-Sadr supporters win the largest share of votes in May elections. Al-Sadr has called for curbing U.S. and Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/after-trump-visit-iraqi-lawmakers-demand-u-s-withdrawal/

So he goes to Iraq, lies to the troops about their pay, gets them in trouble by engaging in politics, doesn't meet with any Iraqi leaders...and scoots.

Looks like the Dow is pricing in Trump's ouster/resignation.

All of the news about Trump tossing the final straw on the camel's back got people optimistic. People can sense Trump is on his way out. Twenty Republican Senators.

Will the Roberts court cover up for Trump?

I don't think so, but...

Who wants to add "Toadie for Impeached Nimrod" to their resume?

Who's Trump going to get to work for his administration? I think it's gonna be Trump, his family, and (in the corner trying to catch bugs to eat) Stephen Miller.

Dairy farming is dying. After 40 years, I'm done.

After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows this summer. The herd had been in my family since 1904; I know all 45 cows by name. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over our farm — who would? Dairy farming is little more than hard work and possible economic suicide.

A grass-based organic dairy farm bought my cows. I couldn’t watch them go. In June, I milked them for the last time, left the barn and let the truckers load them. A cop-out on my part? Perhaps, but being able to remember them as I last saw them, in my barn, chewing their cuds and waiting for pasture, is all I have left.

My retirement was mostly voluntary. Premature, but there is some solace in having a choice. Unlike many dairy farmers, I didn’t retire bankrupt. But for my wife and me, having to sell our herd was a sign — of the economic death not just of rural America but also of a way of life. It is nothing short of heartbreaking to walk through our barn and know that those stalls will remain empty. Knowing that our losses reflect the greater damage inflicted on entire regions is worse.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dairy-farming-is-dying-after-40-years-im-out/2018/12/21/79cd63e4-0314-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html?utm_term=.4eddaddfa64d

Imo, this is mainly a problem caused by Republicanism and its anger-infused, boneheaded insistence on laissez faire. This kind of crap is happening all over the place, and Republicanism is taking everyone's eye off the ball with appeals to foolishness and "hit bad thing with stick" level demagoguery.

Atlantic City's looking at us and shaking its head.

Trump University students are shaking their heads.

Trump Organization investors and creditors are looking at us and shaking their heads.

Trump Foundation donors are shaking their heads.

Half of Trump's original cabinet are looking in the mirror and shaking their heads. (The other half avoid mirrors.)

After Trump starts WW III and we're all in a dystopian wasteland...

...I just want to let folks know a few things.

First, any marauding bands of starving cannibalistic savages should know that I have horrible dietary habits. I load up on fats, have meat with every meal, snack on bacon. Eating me would be suicide.

Second, even though we will all be living in a kind of hell, populated mostly by obscenely mutated formerly human mutants dying of cancer and radiation sickness, at least we can agree that Hillary would have made a better president.

Finally, we have a "humanity going away party" planned for New York exactly five years after Trump has his big day entering launch codes and pushing buttons. Survivors are all invited. Look for the Statute of Liberty half-buried in sand. Bring a dish if you can. We expect about ten.

Najibullah lesson won't have been lost on the Afghan leadership.

The Soviets pulled out, now Trump. Trump may have just handed Afghanistan back to the Taliban.
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