Entries by [Individual 1] mistermix

Can’t Put a Shine on a Turd

Bill Shine, Roger Ailes’ former toady at Fox who moved to the White House to run Trump’s communications, is out. Shine becomes the latest in a long run of top communications officials to depart the Trump White House. His predecessors included Hope Hicks, Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Dubke, as well as Sean Spicer, who initially […]

Manafort Gets the White Male Sentence

One month less than 4 years, when sentencing guidelines are 24 years. “He’s lived an otherwise blameless life,” Ellis said. The judged noted Manafort has no past criminal history and “earned the admiration of a number of people” who wrote letters to the court support Manafort. Getting millions of dollars for helping dictators: “blameless”. Selling […]

You Say You Want a Resolution

The text of the resolution that the House is voting on today is out [pdf]. It’s a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and racism, carefully crafted to make no Democrat especially happy and no Democrat especially angry (maybe, we’ll see). My prediction is that a fair number of Republicans will vote against it because it […]

Additionally

It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable. (1/2) — Rep. Juan Vargas (@RepJuanVargas) March 4, 2019 Whether or not Ilhan Omar expressed herself as carefully as she could have, this guy (a 57-year-old former Jesuit Democrat, […]