Fake President likes his new tidy, whitey, national security adviser

❝ For US President Donald Trump, glittering résumés and decades of experience aren’t the only relevant factors when hiring officials to top positions — appearance counts.

Appearance is said to be something Trump’s new hire as national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, had in his favor. A source close to the president told The New York Times in an article published Wednesday that Trump had enthused about O’Brien’s well-tailored appearance and easy demeanor.

❝ Trump had remarked that O’Brien “looks the part,” The Times said, and contrasted him with his immediate predecessor in the role, John Bolton, whose bushy mustache and prickly personality were widely reported to clash with Trump’s vision of a White House in which everyone looks as if they are straight out of “central casting.”

All the qualities Trumpo lacks, are expected from a sharp-dressed man.

Fake President’s lawbreaking doesn’t need impeachment. He should be fired!

More information about the whistleblower scandal was revealed Thursday evening in a new bombshell report in The Washington Post.

“A whistleblower complaint about President Trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter, which has set off a struggle between Congress and the executive branch,” the newspaper reported. “The complaint involved communications with a foreign leader and a “promise” that Trump made, which was so alarming that a U.S. intelligence official who had worked at the White House went to the inspector general of the intelligence community, two former U.S. officials said…”

How long will Republicans and the other conservatives and cowards in Congress continue to drag their dead butts on removing this criminal from power?

Researchers find mixed values for “thoughts and prayers”

❝ An experiment led by Assistant Professor Linda Thunstrom, of the Department of Economics in UW’s College of Business, found that Christians who suffer such adversity value thoughts and prayers from religious strangers, while atheists and agnostics believe they are worse off from such gestures…

❝ The debate over the value of “thoughts and prayers” has come to the forefront as a result of the verbal responses of political and other leaders to mass shootings and natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires. Some critics argue that expressing sympathy through thoughts and prayers is a meaningless gesture in response to tragedy — and that, in some cases, it’s an excuse to not take action…

❝ Specifically, the study found that, on average, Christian hurricane victims value prayers from a Christian stranger at $4.36, and $7.17 from a priest. In contrast, non-religious people are willing to pay $3.54 for a Christian stranger and $1.66 for a priest to not pray for them.

Likewise, Christians value thoughts from a religious stranger at $3.27, while non-religious people negatively value the same gesture at -$2.02.

You can find details over here. Chuckles pretty much anywhere.

Government flunkies sue Snowden for telling the truth

❝ The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden alleging that his newly released memoir, Permanent Record, violates nondisclosure agreements he signed with the federal government. Justice Department lawyers say the U.S. is entitled to all of Snowden’s book profits.

The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Virginia names the former National Security Agency contractor and his New York-based publisher, Macmillan…

❝ Ben Wizner, an ACLU lawyer who represents Snowden, said the book does not contain government secrets that were not already publicly known.

“Had Mr. Snowden believed that the government would review his book in good faith, he would have submitted it for review. But the government continues to insist that facts that are known and discussed throughout the world are still somehow classified,” Wizner wrote in a statement.

The sort of illogic employed by government flunkies to justify their disreputable waste of taxpayer dollar$ on efforts to shutdown people who turn loose the truth, expose criminal activity by elected officials.