Friday Government Shutdown Can Help Sink Ruling GOP; Behind White House Chaos on Immigration: Kelly and Miller Allegedly Packed Oval Office Meeting With Nativist Reactionaries to Overawe Suggestible Trump; DHS Secretary Nielsen Refuses Under Oath to Report Contents of Discussion, Making Her Ouster Mandatory; CBS Nation Tracker Poll Shows Pro-Trump Fanatics Dwindle to 18%, While Strong Opponents Grow to 41%; Fellow Travelers At 23%, With Soft Opposition at 18%; Report on Trump’s Health Stresses “Great Genes,” Opening Credibility Gap; Double Whammy for Bannon
Scenes of Panic and Desperation in Hawaii During ICBM Scare Prove Once Again That There Is No Substitute for Modern Missile Shield Using Orbital Lasers; A Real President Would Assure Nation By Explaining How Aegis, Mid-Course, THAAD, and Patriot PAC-3 Systems Can Already Defeat Kim’s Soviet-Era SS-18 Knockoffs; Trump AWOL, Not Providing for the Common Defense; Defeatists at Fox News Claim There is No Defense Against North Korean ICBMs, an Absurd Falsehood; State of the Union Should Include $150 Billion Clawed Back from Shameful GOP Tax Cut to Fund Laser Defense Program
Genius of Martin Luther King Rejected Divide and Conquer Tactics of Finance Oligarchs, Instead Promoting Unity of Civil Rights, Labor and Anti-Poverty, and Antiwar Movements To Prepare Robert Kennedy Presidency in 1968; MLK Is Powerful Corrective to Current Identity Politics Outlook; Trump’s Racist and Scatological Tirade Against Haiti, Salvador, and Africa Disgusts Nation and World; Embattled Regime Lurching From One Sick Tantrum to the Next; Media Who Failed to Warn Public in 2016 Must Drop Role of Gatekeepers; Mueller Time is Coming; A Recent Mirror: European History Shows That Economic Factors Are Decisive in Genesis of Fascism; Hawaii Events Prove Need for Laser-Based Anti-Missile Defense
Triggered by Fake News Tirade on Fox, Unstable Trump Repudiates Extension of FISA § 702 Foreign Surveillance Authority Backed by White House; Amid Chaos, Kelly Rushes to House Cloakroom To Secure Vote, While Handlers Get Trump to Retract; Was Bannon Trump’s Brain After All?; Walmart’s $11 Minimum Wage Leaves Taxpayers Subsidizing Workers With Food Stamps and Medicaid; Alleged Bonuses a Mere Pittance; Gary Cohn Admits That Virtually No Increase in Wages Has Occurred Under Trump Regime, But Offers Pie in the Sky Promises For Coming Years; Oprah Winfrey for U.S. Senate in 2018!
Trump’s Conciliatory Pose Crumbles As Mueller Moves to Interrogate; Defying GOP Cover-Up, Sen. Feinstein Publishes Testimony of Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson, Ending Republican Myth of How FBI Russiagate Probe Started; Investigation Triggered By Reports of Collusion From Britain, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Netherlands, France, and Australia; Thanks to GOP, Trump Inner Circle Has So Far Escaped Testifying in Public; Sen. Whitehouse Mocks Absurd Parade of GOP Rabbits Used to Divert Attention From Real Issues of Russiagate; Will China Stop Buying U.S. Treasury Bonds?
Desperate to Escape Semiliterate Image, White House Puts Up Potemkin Facade of Bipartisan Budget Negotiations; Democrats Must Go To The Brink to Save DACA, Salvadorans and More; Creative Protests Greet Trump at Atlanta College Football Championship; Risking Backlash Among His Dupes, He Plans to Cavort in Globalist Swamp at Davos; Wolff Makes Strong Case for XXV Amendment, But Is Less Than Adequate on Russiagate and Obstruction; Wolff’s Detractors Often Care More About Maintaining Access At the Court of Heliogabalus Than About Giving the Public the Shocking Truth
After Less Than One Year In Office, Trump Faces Existential Crisis as Nuclear War Tweets, Wolff Book Tour, and Outspoken Mental Health Experts Discredit Regime; Wolff Says XXV Amendment is Discussed in White House Every Day; Could Cabinet Revolt?; More Questions About Presence of Money Laundering Expert at June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting; Limits of Wolff: He Sees Gorsuch as Man of Probity, and Takes Advice on Russiagate from Edward Jay Epstein; Absurd Claims Of “Stable Genius” Only Possible In Age Which Lacks Understanding of This Subject; Plato, Machiavelli, and Leibniz Set the Standard
Trump’s Incalculable Folly Displayed In “Bigger Button” Threats to North Korea, Plus Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury Book, Combine to Produce Landmark Shift in U.S. Public Opinion: Tenant of White House Now Widely Seen As Unable to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office, With XXV Amendment Action Viewed as Remedy For Perilous Dotage; Bannon Said To Describe June 2016 Trump Tower Collusion Meeting As “Treasonous,” and Believed Russian Delegation Met With Candidate; Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice Also at Issue; Trump Wanted Sessions To Shield Him As His Personal Roy Cohn; Trump Remorse Parallels Brexit Remorse: Growing Majority of British People Now Want to Stay in EU; Tory Leader Lord Heseltine Says Labour Government Is Better Than Brexit Under May; Tony Blair Demands Another Vote on Final Agreement, Warning Labour’s Corbyn That Brexit Means Endless, Crushing Austerity
Trump’s Bigger Button Tweet Is Watershed Moment in Growing Public Awareness of XXV Amendment; Attempts to Suppress Books Like Fire and Fury or Exercise Prior Restraint and Censorship Belong to Authoritarian Regimes, and Are Alien to American First Amendment Tradition; Trump Camp Split by Bannon Defection; Rep. Nunes Still Trying to Cripple Mueller Investigation; Hold Ryan Responsible for Outcome; Fusion GPS Is Favorite GOP Red Herring to Deflect Scrutiny Away From Russiagate; Grassley Must Publish Testimony; Vigilance to Protect the Mueller Probe Is The New Watch on the Rhine
Trump Courts Nuclear War With Insane North Korean Dictator In Outburst of Infantile Bragging; Regime Trampling Every Clause in Preamble to U.S. Constitution, Starting With Common Defense and General Welfare; U.S. Politics Now Focusing On XXV Amendment; In Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Bannon Describes June 2016 Collusion Meeting With Veselnitskaya et al. As “Treasonous”; Former Strategist Is Sure Russian Guests Met With Trump; Bannon Warned That Mueller Would Target Money Laundering; Trump Legal Aide Feared Coverup of Meeting Amounted To Obstruction of Justice
Brace for Strategic and Financial Cataclysms in 2018; Kim’s Rocket Rattling and North Korean Threat to Mass Produce Nuclear Weapons Mean Massive Proliferation, Requiring U.S. Mass Production of Orbital Lasers for Anti-Missile Defense; Kim’s Patron Xi of China Hypocritically Claims World Hegemony as “Keeper of the International Order”; Don’t Let Trump Seize on Pretext of Economic Protests in Iran to Wreck JCPOA Nuclear Accord; Tweet Tantrum Targets Iran AND Pakistan Simultaneously; Stock Bubble Not Likely To Survive $1 Trillion Quantitative Tightening of Money Supply During 2018
Trump’s Assertion of “Absolute Right” To Autocratic Control of Justice Department Is Recipe For Abuse of Power and Dictatorship; Formula For Oval Office Model Sentence: Noun + Verb + “No collusion!”; Robert Mueller Is An Authentic American Folk Hero Whose Ouster Would Come at Prohibitive Cost; With Tax Cut Already Priced In, Interest Rates Rising, and Quantitative Tightening Ongoing, Stage Is Set For Collapse of Trump Stock Bubble in 2018; Christie’s Sabotage of Hudson River Tunnels to Please Predatory Billionaire Donors Shows GOP Will Never Take Infrastructure Seriously; New National Security Strategy Incompetent, Lacks Emphasis on Anti-Missile Defense Against All Threats; Impeachment Is Primarily For Defense of Constitutional System; Happy New Year to Our Friends and Listeners!
Despite Recent PPP Poll Showing 49% Support For Impeaching Trump, Pelosi, Nadler, and Connolly Deny Urgent Need to Stop Killer Austerity and Foreign Wars; Impeachment and Removal Not Limited To Punishing Past Violations of Statutes, But Primarily Designed To Stop Present and Future Harm; Trump-GOP “Infrastructure” Scam Amounts To Privatizing Existing Obsolete and Dilapidated Roads and Bridges As Cash Cows For Predatory Financiers Who Will Impose Exorbitant Tolls For What Is Now Free; Public-Private Partnerships Are A Ripoff; Happy New Year 2018 to Listeners and Friends!
World Religious Leaders Offer Veiled Anti-Trump Polemics in Christmas Sermons: In Vatican Mass, Pope Francis Condemns New “Herods … Who To Impose Their Power and Increase Their Wealth See No Problem in Shedding Innocent Blood"; Calls for Two-State Solution for Palestine and Jerusalem; Papal Nuncio in Washington Praises Immigration, Links American Melting Pot to Francis’ Culture of Encounter; In Bethlehem, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Rejects Trump’s Decree; Notes That Herods Then and Now Seek Power; Archbishop of Canterbury Warns of Populist Leaders Who Deceive the Peoples
Trump-Pence Jerusalem Decree Panders to Apocalyptic Protestant Fundamentalists Eager to Hasten The End of the World; On the Feast of Stephen, Recalling the Pre-Eminence of Charity: St. Stephen Was The First Christian Martyr (34 AD) Who Delivered Food Aid to the Destitute; Remembered Today is Also King Wenceslaus of Bohemia (c. 930 AD), Celebrated for Philanthropy Assisting Poor Peasants; Crisis of Present-Day Fundamentalism Sees Evangelical Heretics Backing Depraved Figures Like Trump and Moore While Supporting Killer Austerity; Having No Charity, They Are Truly Nothing
Christmas on Brink of Worst Constitutional Crisis Since 1860: Putsch Alert Continues As Trump White House Redoubles Raving Attacks; Intent to Fire Mueller Denied, But Russiagate Is Branded as “Hoax”; More Warnings From Warner, Wyden, Cummings; Schiff Cites Russian Money Laundering and Loan Guarantees; Nikki Haley Must Go After 128-9 U.S. Diplomatic Rout at United Nations (With 35 Abstentions, 21 Not Voting) Over Trump’s Reckless Jerusalem Decree; Her Gangster Methods A Scandal; Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Cannot Stay After Holiday Failures at Atlanta and Dallas Airports, Tacoma Trainwreck; Like McClellan During Seven Days’ Battles, GOP Billionaires’ Toadies Now Forced to Defend Money Supply Line, Offering Vulnerable Flank for 2018; Season’s Greetings to Listeners and Friends!
Sen. Warner Cautions Trump Against Firing Mueller As Nihilists Escalate; End of Year May Be Time of Greatest Danger; New Tax Loophole for Real Estate LLCs May Favor Trump, Ryan, Corker, Johnson, Black, and GOP Plutocrats; Rep. Higgins From Buffalo Says This Caper May Represent Illegal Corruption, Demands Probe; A Flurry of Christmas Bonuses Are Window-Dressing For Tax Scam; Bloomberg Ridicules Idea That Corporate Tax Cuts Create Jobs; Labor History Concurs; No More Miracles on 34th Street: Retail Apocalypse Shuttered 8,000 Stores in 2017; Season’s Greetings to Our Listeners!
Civil Society Must Be Vigilant as Threat to Oust Mueller Grows; Trump-GOP Tax Scam Passed By Congress, So Start Working to Have It Repealed and Replaced by a New Congress in January 2019!; Bill Estimated to Result in $700 or $30 Per Week Tax Cut For Bottom 80% of Taxpayers; Withholding Likely to Be Backloaded to Preserve Fool’s Paradise for Duped Base; No Donor Left Behind As GOP Scorns Public Opinion to Secure Its Money Supply Line from Multi-Billionaires, Exposing a Vulnerable Flank to Political Attack; Stock Market Has Already Priced in Tax Scam, Increasing Risk of Bear Market in 2018
After Twin Failures of Atlanta Airport and Tacoma Amtrak Crash, Secretary of Transportation Chao Must Resign; House Passes GOP Killer Tax Scam 227-203; Obscene Haste of Process Forces Revote After Senate Vote Tonight; Reports Say Mueller Probe Will Last Well Into 2018 at Minimum; Trump May Still Try to Fire Him This Week; U.S. Civil Society Must Mobilize to Protect Rule of Law From Tyranny; One Vote Takes Virginia House From GOP; More Lessons From the Kapp Putsch of 1920: If Democratic Response to Possible Firing of Mueller is Not Powerful, Party Risks Losing Momentum For November 2018
GOP Nightmare Tax Scam Moves Towards Final Vote; Trump Denies Plan to Fire Mueller, But Believers Are Few; Washington Rife With Confused Alarms as GOP Continues Psychotic Campaign Against Russiagate Probe; NBC Poll Gives Democrats 11-Point Lead for Congress; After Back-to-Back Failures at Atlanta Airport and on Amtrak Near Tacoma, Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho Must Accept Ministerial Responsibility and Resign; Recalling the Defeat of the Reactionary March 1920 Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch in Weimar Germany, When a General Strike Put Down an Attempt to Establish Dictatorship
Pre-Christmas Coup Looms Over Washington: Rep. Speier Warns of Trump Plan to Fire Mueller on Friday, December 22, Setting Up Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since Civil War; Refusing to Seat Legally Elected Senator Jones, GOP Hill Thugs Race to Ram Through Killer Tax Scam and Strip Health Care From Tens of Millions in Permanent Austerity Dictatorship; White House and Kremlin Speak in Unison; Tillerson Attempt at Diplomacy With Kim Sabotaged; Reported Rage Tantrums and Denial of Reality Evoke Ominous Twentieth-Century Cases; See Act.MoveOn.org For Mueller Contingency Protests To Roll Back Putsch; Ady Barkan Calls For Stop GOP Tax Scam Demonstration at Congress on Monday, Dec. 18
Senator Jones of Alabama Must Be Seated in U.S. Senate Now To Help Stop GOP Tax Scam Monstrosity; Support for Plutocratic Bill Still Soft, But Mass Action Is Needed This Weekend; Reeling From Alabama Defeat, Trump Searches For Plausible Scapegoats; Dina Powell of Goldman Sachs Exiting; Melodramatic Scenes as Omarosa is Ousted And Signals Retaliation; Tlllerson Sensibly Offers North Korea Talks Without Preconditions, But He Too May Be Sacked Soon; Reactionary Thugs Target Mueller; Converging With White House Line, Putin Impudently Dismisses Russiagate as “Fabricated” “Spymania”
Victory of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama Hastens Breakup of Trump Regime and Extinction of Republican Party; Turnout Was 40%, Far Exceeding Expectations; Black Voters Were Almost One Third of Total, With 96% Voting for Jones; 57% of Women Voted for Democrat; Educated Suburbs, Prime Targets of Tax Bill, Dumped GOP; Trump and Wrecker Bannon Repudiated and Humiliated; Wave Election Looms For 2018 As Alabama Swings 30 Points Away From Ruling GOP; Urgent Task Now Is to Force Immediate Seating of Jones in Senate, Where He Must Vote to Block GOP Tax Monstrosity; Marking St. Lucy’s Day
Possible 25% Voter Turnout Predicted by Alabama Secretary of State, Suggesting Moore May Be Vulnerable in Senate Contest; Democratic Senators Call on Trump to Resign as Harassment Victims Escalate Their Campaign; Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want Second Special Counsel to Play Against Mueller; Reactionaries Demonizing Justice Department Officials Strzok and Ohr In Bid To End Russiagate Probe; Steyer Backs Impeachment Petition by Free Speech For People Group, Stressing That Process is Not Based on Statutes But Designed to Stop Attacks on Government and Society Through Abuse of Power
In Alabama, Voters Should Reject Moore and Vote For Jones; Busby a Respectable Alternative; Choice Is Between a Modern, Decent Alabama, or the Tragic Spirit of George Wallace, Bull Connor, and 1965 Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge; Marking the Anniversary of Twin Declarations of War Against the United States by Mussolini and Hitler on December 11, 1941, After Pearl Harbor; Hawaiian Defeat Made Possible In Part by “America First” Defeatism Spread by Lindbergh & Co.; Then As Now, “America First” Is Camouflage For Surrendering To World Domination By Hostile Dictatorships
Schumer and Pelosi Must Listen to 58 House Democrats Who Supported Al Green’s Bid For Impeachment Debate; Weak Democrats Concede Two-Week Spending Authority, Letting GOP Complete Massive Killer Tax Bill; Must Tie Budget to DACA, Obamacare Fix, Ban on Entitlement Cuts in 2018; Democrats Unwisely Elevate Zero Tolerance of Harassment Over All Other Issues; Urgent Measures Needed To Stop World War III Danger (North Korea, Iran Confrontation, and Israel-Palestine Meddling); Economic Hecatomb From GOP Tax, Health Care, and Entitlements Assault; and Consolidation of Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Via Packing of Federal Judiciary; Question of Foreign Intelligence Agencies and Accusations of Turpitude
Rep. Green Encouraged, Promises to Press On To Impeachment; Trump’s Deliberate Sabotage of Israel-Palestine Peace Process Is Third Path to World War III Along With North Korea and Saudi Arabia vs Iran; U.S. Totally Isolated Among Nations; PLO Representative Says Washington Is No Honest Broker; Will Russia Step In?; Pence Reported Ready to Dump Trump After Access Hollywood Performance; Trump’s Private Intelligence Network is Parody of Nixon’s Plumbers in Watergate and Threat to U.S. National Security; Mueller Shares First Place in Time Readers’ Poll for Person of the Year
Congressman Al Green of Houston, Texas Offers Trump Impeachment Resolution; Procedural Vote Forced by GOP Fails, But Gets 58 Votes or Almost One Third of Democratic Caucus and Far Too Many for Pelosi to Ignore; Yeas Include Cliburn of Leadership, Ranking Member Engel of Foreign Affairs, Jackson Lee, Ellison, Lee, Grijalva, Moulton, Waters, Raskin, Lewis, Sherman, Lieu; Black, Hispanic, and Progressive Caucuses Well Represented; Incalculable Folly of Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Condemned Worldwide; Handelsblatt Stands By Its Report That Deutsche Bank Got Subpoena from Mueller
GOP Tax Scam Still Hugely Vulnerable; Tea Party Fanatics of House Freedom Caucus Threaten to Torpedo Bill to Extort Secret Concessions From Speaker Ryan; House GOP Study Group Reactionaries Demand Lifting of Obamacare Individual Mandate, Wrecking Program; Spending Authority Expires Friday Midnight, So Democrats Should Try Brinksmanship; Trump Says He’ll Declare Jerusalem Capital of Israel, Blowing Up Middle East; Conyers Quits, Leaving House Dems Shorthanded and At Mercy of Gov. Snyder; Tell Time Magazine They Should Name Special Counsel Mueller As 2017 #PersonOfThe Year!
GOP Rushes to Impose Permanent Austerity Dictatorship Using Trump Before Investigations Set Off Final Crisis of Regime; Growing Revulsion in Population as More Criminal Provisions in Tax Bill Come to Light; Government Shutdown Looms For Friday as Durbin Says No Budget Without DACA Fix; Feinstein Belatedly Discovers Obstruction of Justice; New North Korean ICBM Relies on Rocket Engine From Soviet-Russian SS-18 Heavy ICBM, Suggesting Collusion By Ukraine, Russia, and China in Kim’s Nuclear Program; Russians Violating INF Treaty; Is Window of Vulnerability for U.S. Opening?
In Pyrrhic Victory, GOP Tax Scam Passes Senate 51-49; Monster Bill Spells Immiseration and Decline for U.S. If Enacted; Next Step for Desperate Demagogues Is Either Haggling in Conference Committee or Bid to Railroad Senate Bill Through Rubber-Stamp House; Stop Them!; Mueller Turns Flynn Into Government’s Star Witness With Deal for Guilty Plea As Trump, Kushner, and Pence Tremble in Twilight of Regime; Attempt to Oust Mueller Would Open Constitutional Crisis; Britain First Islamophobic Retweets Antagonize Great Britain and Netherlands; Twenty-Fifth Amendment Increasingly Discussed As Public Concern About Mental Impairment in Oval Office Grows
Mobilization To Stop GOP Tax Bill Gains As Mass Actions Multiply; North Korean Export of Nuclear Missiles Would Guarantee Wide Proliferation, Making U.S. Anti-Missile Defense Based on Orbital Lasers Indispensable; Sense of Foreboding in Trump Camp, With Main Focus on Fate of Flynn; Stop Attack on State Department by Trump and Tillerson; Without Full Staff of Diplomats, U.S. Would Be Plaything of Foreign Powers; No Tax Exempt Political Churches; Johnson Amendment Goes Back to Pope Gelasius I in 494 AD; Join People’s Filibuster to Kill the Bill at U.S. Senate Friday Afternoon, 3pm
GOP Tax Austerity Bill Advances to Senate Floor, But Can Still Be Stopped By Timely Mobilization; 52-48 Party Line Vote Opens Meager 20 Hours of Debate, Followed by Voterama on Amendments; Instability in Oval Office Grows, With Re-Tweets of Fake News From British Islamophobic Hate Group and Recidivism on Access Hollywood Tape and Obama Birthplace Claims; UK PM May and Labour Party’s Corbyn Condemn Episode; Goldman Sachs Warns That Asset Prices Are Sky-High Now, But Bear Market Will Bring “Fast Pain”; Join the People’s Filibuster To Kill the Bill at U.S. Senate Thursday Afternoon, 3pm
Democratic Party Widely Seen As Capitulating to Trump-GOP Tax Bill Monstrosity; Militant Protest Actions, Frequent in Summer, Now Extremely Rare; Schumer-Pelosi Snubbing of Trump Invitation Encouraging, But Does Not Change Overall Pattern of Passivity; What Does the Indivisible Manual Say About This Situation?; New North Korean Missile Launch Shows Trump Methods Are Failing; Massive Crash Program for Anti-Missile Strategic Defense Using Orbital Lasers Long Overdue; Hawaii Testing Air Raid Sirens; Federal Court Must Respect Statute, Oust Usurper Mulvaney to Save CFPB
December Battles Around GOP Tax Bill Can Trigger Breakup of Trump Regime; Schiller’s Doctrine of Historical Turning Points; Marine Col. Lee Busby Joins Alabama Senate Race as Republican Write-In Opposing Moore; Collins, Corker, Daines, Flake, Johnson, McCain, Moran, Murkowski Need Enlightenment; GOP’s “Hedonic Treadmill” of Greed and Violent Profligacy As Shown in Fourth and Seventh Circles of Dante’s Inferno; Join Tax Wall Street Party and WebsterGTarpley For Livetweet/Fact Check of CNN Tax Debate Tuesday 9PM Eastern With Cantwell and Sanders vs. Scott and Cruz
GOP Tax Plan Designed to Loot 99%, Reward Billionaire Donors; Doubling Standard Deduction More Than Cancelled Out by Ending All Personal Exemptions; Families With More Than Three Dependents Hurt; Much-Touted Child Tax Credit Increase Not Refundable, Helps Rich Families; No More Tax Credit for Elderly and Disabled; Alimony Deduction Gone; Top Bracket Kicks in at Higher Income, Reducing Tax Bite on Wealthy; Pass-Through Income to Fat Cats Favored; Ending Estate Tax and Alternative Minimum Tax a $1.5 Trillion Plutocrats’ Bonanza; Reliance on Chained CPI Gouges $125 Billion from Modest Earners; Repeal of Deductions For State and Local Taxes, Student Loans, and Teacher Supplies, Plus Attacks on Graduate Tuition Waivers, Employer-Paid Courses, and University Endowments Disastrous For Urban States and Education at All Levels; Mobilize To Stop This Monstrosity!
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to activists and friends of the Tax Wall Street Party, United Front Against Austerity and American System!
In the midst of the current struggle over taxes and the social safety net, our dirigistic ideas and program for economic recovery paid for by Wall Street and the Federal Reserve are more vital than ever to defend human dignity and to prevent killer cuts and immiseration at home and abroad.
So give thanks, and redouble your efforts!
In California Town Hall, Tax Wall Street Party Prods Democratic Congressman DeSaulnier to Counter GOP Tax Atrocity With Wall Street Sales Tax on Trades of Stocks, Bonds and Derivatives; Democrats Need Viable Revenue Source to Defeat Trump; Deporting 70,000 Haitians Is Insult to Spirit of Thanksgiving; Poisoned Fruits of MAGA: Turkey Farmer and Small Businessman Ike Horst Getting Crushed by Giants Cargill and Butterball Due to Pro-Cartel Deregulation Under USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue (Politico); An Unexpected Mirror: Trinity Moses in the Brecht-Weill Saga of Mahagonny, Alabama
Weak Media Response to StratCom Commander Gen. Hyten’s Warning About Illegal Nuclear Attack Orders; Media Preference for Soap Opera Feuds Also Enabling GOP Tax Crimes; After Tillerson’s “Moron” and Corker’s “Adult Day Care,” McMaster Diagnoses Tenant of White House As “Idiot,” “Dope,” and “Kindergartener”; Franken Should Stay In Senate in Greatest U.S. National Emergency Since 1962; Epistemic Crisis Across Society Due To Identity Group Social Structure and Irrational Absolutization of Each Group’s Parochial Demands; Trump Voters as Blue-Collar White Identity Group
StratCom Commander Gen. Hyten Declares USAF Will Not Obey Illegal Orders; Remark Seen as Pointed Message to Trump; Stopping GOP Tax Bill Is Now Decisive Front; During Congress’ Thanksgiving Recess, Activists Should Help Doug Jones in Alabama and Intervene at Town Halls Held By Johnson, Flake, Collins, McCain and Others; Tax Bill Already Discredited With 52% Opposed and 25% Favorable; 60% Recognize Bias For Rich; Identity Politics as Key to Epistemic Crisis and Political Paralysis That Allowed Trump to Take Power; Need Class-Based Strategy and Program, Not Political Correctness
Judge Moore’s Defeat Can Start Rollback of GOP Permanent Austerity Dictatorship and Trigger Breakup of Republican Party; Trump Regime Now Blundering Down Two Paths to World War III in North Korea and Saudi Arabia; Republican Tax Bill Attacks Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid, Triggering Hecatomb of American Carnage; Struggle Against War, Genocide, and Dictatorship Must Subsume Identity Politics Orthodoxy; Franken, Menendez, and Every Other Vote Indispensable Right Now to Defend American People; Zimbabwe Coup Approved by Beijing Imperialists; Luther’s “Sin Lustily” Helps Dupes Rationalize Support For Moore; Tales of Thanksgiving in Rome, Paris, and Frankfurt; Happy Thanksgiving to Listeners and Friends!
Israeli Military Chief Eisenkot Proposes Alliance With Saudi Arabia to Confront Iran; Reports Say King Salman Will Abdicate In Favor of Erratic Crown Prince MBS; Trump Says Killer Tax Bill Will Be Followed By Murderous Cuts To “Welfare”; GOP Austerity Ghouls Applaud, Pass Ryan-Brady Ripoff 227-205, With 13 Defections; Bill is Con Job in Service of Restive Republican Billionaire Donors; Need Fewer Incentives, More Penalties for Oligarchs; Belated Menendez Mistrial Means No Senator Christie; Gen. McCaffrey: Would Trump Satisfy Stability Criteria Imposed on Missile Silo Officers?
New Phase in Crisis of Trump Regime as House Democrats Cohen, Fudge, Gutierrez, Green, Espaillat, and Yarmuth File Impeachment Papers; Lebanese President Michel Aoun Directly Accuses Saudi Arabia of Illegally Holding Prime Minister Hariri and His Family; AL.com Publishes Story of New Victim of Judge Moore, Who Says She Was Molested in 1991; Moore Increasingly Isolated; Trump Speaks Through Proxies, Is Reported Paralyzed By Fear of Lending Credibility to Female Accusers; Democratic Win In Alabama on Dec. 12 Needed To Ward Off GOP Tax Bill With Anti-Obamacare Provisions
Sneak Attack!-- GOP Genocide Gambit to End Obamacare Individual Mandate Added to Tax Bill, Leaving 13 Million Without Insurance to Cut Top Rate for Plutocrats; Mass Protest Urgent; Death Agony of Republican Party Continues: Speaker Ryan Calls for Moore to Drop Out, While Ultra-Reactionary Groups Want Mitch McConnell to Resign; Both Should Quit!; Trump Stock Bubble on Borrowed Time As European Central Bank Announces 50% Cut in Quantitative Easing Starting in January; Federal Reserve Continues Quantitative Tightening; Result Will Be $1 Trillion Less Hot Money and Likely Bust
In Major Step In Self-Destruction of Republican Party, Senate Leader McConnell Demands Alabama’s Roy Moore Drop Out; List of Accusers Grows; National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Corey Gardner Calls Moore Unfit, Cuts Off Funding, and Pledges to Expel Him If He Ever Reaches Senate; But Republican National Committee Has 11 Paid Operatives Working for Moore; Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Still Held Captive by Dictator Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia; Move Attempts to Re-Start Lebanese Civil War Against Hezbollah; Saudi Internal Unrest Looms In Wake of Nov. 4 Coup
After Cowardly Appeasement of Dictator Xi in China, Weak Embattled Minority President Grovels for Putin on Russian Election Meddling; Asia Trip Ending With No Gains on North Korea, South China Sea or Trade; U.S. Marginalized By Bannonite Bungling; Lebanon’s President Gen. Michel Aoun Demands Saudis Release Prime Minister Hariri, Reportedly Held Hostage; Boy Wonders of the World Unite: Did Kushner Connive In Planning for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Klutzy Coup d’État This Week?; Beware Trump Sponsorship of Saudi Attack on Iran That Would Drag U.S. Onto New Path to World War III
Trump Kow-Tows to China’s Dictator Xi Despite No Visible Concessions on North Korea, South China Sea, or Trade Imbalance; Fake Deals Galore; Next Appeasement Trap is Putin in Vietnam; Senate GOP May Delay Tax Cut Bonanza for Fat Cats Into 2019; Move Increases Chance No Bill Will Pass, Triggering Jitters Among Wall Street Legions of Greed; Alabama GOP’s Moore Hit By Sex Allegations; In Calls to Democratic Senators, Trump Spins His Personal Tax Windfall as Sacrifice; Former Trump Adviser Icahn Gets Subpoena From U.S. Attorney; Tuesday Losses Shattered Myth of Trump Invincibility
Republican Rout in Virginia, New Jersey, and Maine Points to Twilight of Trump Regime; Another Step Towards Republican Extinction; Murphy Swamps Christie Clone Guadagno by 13 Points; Virginia’s Northam Wins; House of Delegates 50-50, Making Medicaid Expansion Possible; Maine Medicaid Referendum Passes, Inspiring Idaho and Utah; Washington State Senate Flips to Democrats; Democrats Must Mobilize to Defeat Moore in Alabama Dec. 12; Many Republicans Retiring; Mercer’s Distancing From Breitbart and Bannon Signals Disruption of GOP’s All-Important Supply Line of Campaign Money
Russian Government and Media Downplay Centennial of Bolshevik Winter Palace Coup of November 7, 1917; London Economist Portrays Putin as Throwback to Deposed Tsar Nicholas II Romanov; Russian Revolutionary Tradition Includes 1612 Popular Uprising vs. Poles During Time of Troubles; Razin’s 1667 Class Warfare Against Landowners; Pugachev’s 1773 Rebellion of Serfs and Old Believers; Civil War of 1917-19; Importance of Theory of Moscow as Third Rome; Key Political Role of Theological Split Between Papacy and Constantinople; Lost Opportunity of the Council of Florence, 1439