Sunday Reads: Holly Jolly ShitmasPosted: December 18, 2016
One more week until Shitmas…
Once again this post is delayed, because my lack of enthusiasm in getting the thing written. After trying to find articles to share with you, the depression and outright disturbed feelings make my fingers linger on the keypad as the minutes pass. So here are a few links to get by today.
Starting with the video clips from last night’s SNL episode:
Instead of Andrew Lincoln holding up cue cards to express his love for Keira Knightley, though, McKinnon holds up the cards in an appeal to an elector who might be able to vote against Donald Trump when the Electoral College meets next week.
“But bish… he cray,” proclaims the cards. Later, they read, “You don’t even have to vote for me. I’m coo.”
Now some links from Sarah Kendzior:
Okay? Another article from Reuters via Newsweek: Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Seeks to Review Emails Search Warrant
But back to the matter at hand.
letter addressed to President Barack Obama, three professors of psychiatry — including one from Harvard Medical School — expressed fears that President-elect Donald Trump’s exhibits signs he may not be mentally fit to assume the presidency.
In the letter, which can be found at The Huffington Post, Judith Herman, M.D. a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School — along with two professors who taught at the University of California, San Francisco — made the appeal to Obama based upon their “grave concern” after watching Trump’s antics.
“We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the mental stability of our President-Elect,” the letter reads. “Professional standards do not permit us to venture a diagnosis for a public figure whom we have not evaluated personally.”
“His widely reported symptoms of mental instability — including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality — lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office,” it continues. “We strongly recommend that, in preparation for assuming these responsibilities, he receive a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation by an impartial team of investigators.”
Former Assistant Secretary of State and international human rights expert John Shattuck said this week that President-elect Donald Trump must welcome a thorough investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election because the questions it raises leave him vulnerable to charges of treason.
“A specter of treason hovers over Donald Trump,” Shattuck wrote in the Boston Globe. “He has brought it on himself by dismissing a bipartisan call for an investigation of Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee as a ‘ridiculous’ political attack on the legitimacy of his election as president.”
Legitimacy? Aren’t we past this point? I think after Obama’s press conference we certainly are…if there was anything I took away from that presser earlier this week, it was that Obama seemed to accept whatever fraudulent efforts and hacks occurred via the Russians and their traitorous partners in the US. (I am including the PEOTUS and other GOP elected officials, FBI heads, etc.) Why else would he be talking about tRump’s Foreign Policies going forward after he leaves office? The whole thing stinks.
Fascism is good for ratings
One scary ad:
Trump’s lunacy is compelling. But the media should be careful about using it as a sales pitch for “the news.”
And please note, it is MSNBC.
In line with that observation of Digby’s….Give this a look over:
Reports on the rise of fascism in Europe was not the American media’s finest hour
How to cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence? Does the press take the position that its subject acts outside the norms of society? Or does it take the position that someone who wins a fair election is by definition “normal,” because his leadership reflects the will of the people?
These are the questions that confronted the U.S. press after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.
Oh, have you seen these?
In other news….
Finnish government communications chief Markku Mantila said his officials had observed a barrage of state-sponsored media attacks ahead of the country’s celebrations marking 100 years of independence from Russia
Granted, that link above is from The Telegraph…but still…put it in perspective with this:
It just makes for an image of Putin standing above a map of the world…with his dick swinging back and forth…you can be sure that the US is on that map too…maybe a little fat fingered orange faced troll mopping up behind Putin? Yeah…
We have enough swinging dicks here in the US, whether it is a fucking coup in North Carolina:
Or assholes trampling women every chance they get, I mean…check it out, women in Oklahoma can’t even piss in peace…
And let us not forget the other massive dickheads and cunts in the way of progress, or if we really want to get down to it, they are in the way of keeping things from going backwards further because things are getting worse everyday.
And doesn’t that all kind of go back to the beginning?
Even before the election results, before Putin, at the very start of this shitfuck…tRump was given legitimacy from the press…the politicians…the people…everyone. We all saw it. Fucking Hell. Now it is too late to do anything. Except enjoy interactive sort of websites like this one below…
Great way to spend a few minutes…in agony.
Merry fucking shitmas…this is an open thread.