Same as it ever was…


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“On my wall a wooden mask
Face of an evil Japanese fiend, lacquered in gold.
I see with sympathy
The swollen veins on his brow, showing
How exhausting it is to be evil.”
(Bertolt Brecht, 1942)

Different wars, different time. Not much else has changed.

Lev Parnas, turned over documents on Trump, Giuliani, Ukraine. Now he’s talking to Rachel Maddow.

Here are direct links to topics in Part 1 of the Lev Parnas interview. Part 2 will roll on MSNBC tomorrow night. I ain’t about to miss it. I hoped you don’t either.

Devin Nunes’ role in Ukraine

Attorney General Barr was “on the team”

The Fake President knew exactly what was going on

Now, what we originally planned to post for folks to digest about this conspiracy.

The House Intelligence Committee quietly released a new batch of impeachment inquiry evidence Tuesday evening: documents provided by Rudy Giuliani’s fixer for Ukraine, Lev Parnas…

The documents, which include Parnas’s handwritten notes, copies of text messages, and other correspondence, reveal some new information — including that Giuliani claimed to be acting with President Trump’s “knowledge and consent” in his communications with the Ukrainian government.

Quite literally, I happened to be online (this is Wednesday evening, the 15th) Direct-Messaging inside TWITTER with engineers and CSRs from SlingTV over a technical problem I was having with a channel unrelated to MSNBC. I was doing an A-B comparison with MSNBC when Rachel’s Show came on and she dropped the bombshell about her interview with Lev Parnas – accompanied by his attorney. Frankly, my technical problems dropped to second place and I spent more time, a lot more time, watching the recordings from her interview.

It will take the most mind-numbed Trumplicans to deny the criminality of his efforts to slander the Bidens, threaten foreign officials, and in general behave like an asshat gangster. Yes, I realize that also means most of the Trump True Believers will bobblehead their obedience.

And, anyone with a brain and concern for the direction of this rudderless nation – will continue to listen, learn, and support removing this schmuck from office. Either by impeachment or the ballot box.

BTW, the crew at Sling sorted out my problem in about 5 minutes. While all of this was going on.

Boeing email re 737 MAX: “I’ll be shocked if the FAA passes this turd.”


737 MAX fuselages waiting to become finished airplanes

Boeing has been forced to publicly apologise after internal communications suggested employees were aware of issues with its now grounded 737 Max plane before disaster struck.

Boeing on Thursday published over 100-pages of internal communications as part of the US Federal Aviation Authority and Congress’s investigations into issues with the 737 Max.

The planes have been grounded globally last March following two fatal crashes that killed all passengers…

“This airplane is designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys,” a chat message from April 2017 reads. Another message from the same exchange describes working on the plane as “patch[ing] the leaky boat.”

This is such a shit show,” one employee wrote to another on a chat system in mid-2018.

“Totally,” a colleague replied, “I’ll be shocked if the FAA passes this turd.”

Building crap – or just doing a crappy job of building something – means the same thing to the families of all the folks who died as passengers in 737 MAX crashes.