Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Wash. state Desk Jet

Wash. state Desk Jet's Journal
Wash. state Desk Jet's Journal
February 20, 2021

Chris Christie says he has no sympathy for Ted Cruz over his Cancun trip because he 'made fun of me


Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has little sympathy for Ted Cruz amid the furious backlash over his Cancun trip because the Republican Senator 'made fun' of him over his infamous beach pictures.

Christie was ridiculed in 2017 when images showed him lounging on a beach that was closed during a state shutdown.

(Didn't think it would take very long for Christie to, should I say, weigh in ! )
February 19, 2021

'The Perseverance rover sent back a message saying it was only accompanying its daughters to Mars':


Texas Senator Ted Cruz sparked a flurry of memes on Thursday after being caught on a trip to Cancun
He was pictured flying to Mexico despite Texas being in crisis with 500,000 still without power
Cruz was compared to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his trip to a private beach in 2017
Senator Bernie Sanders and his famous inauguration mittens were also photoshopped in
Cruz and his suitcase were doctored into historical images such as the moon landing and Tiananmen Square
Cruz abandoned the trip on Thursday morning amid the backlash

February 19, 2021

The power's back on in Texas but the crisis continues

Source: cnn

(CNN)Americans should be able to expect a few simple things from their politicians: Tell the truth, don't be a hypocrite, keep the lights on and the water running But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren't plowed or trash isn't picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own.
The government also gets the blame when it can't quickly mobilize to help people who are stuck in a major natural disaster get warm, get fed and flush their toilets. The weather is going to do what it's going to do, but the warnings that climate change will cause more and more freak weather events have been getting louder for years, and it is the job of the government to be ready to relieve these crises.

Taking responsibility. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday he takes responsibility for the failure of his state's unique power system -- formed in 1970, long before he was in politics -- to plan for the catastrophic ice and cold that shut his state down and turned off the lights.
The system commonly known as ERCOT, is more formally, and inappropriately this week, called the Electric Reliability Commission of Texas.
"I'm taking responsibility for the current status of ERCOT. Again, I find what has happened unacceptable," Abbott said, and called on lawmakers to change the system and noted top officials overseeing it were not from Texas.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/politics/what-matters-february-18/index.html

November 26, 2020


November 6, 2020

Passing the time

November 1, 2020

What will become of Trump !

October 28, 2020

Trump campaign web page seized


Trump's campaign website is briefly 'seized' by hackers who claim to have evidence that 'proves his criminal involvement with foreign actors to manipulate the election' - but spokesman says 'there was no exposure to sensitive data'
A message reading, 'this site was seized' appeared briefly on DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely at 7:20pm
The hackers behind the stunt claimed to have compromised multiple of the president's devices, that gave them 'full access' to Trump and his relatives
'We have evidence that completely discredits mr trump as a president, proving his criminal involvement...with foreign actors manipulating the 2020 elections'
The hackers then included a link to two cryptocurrency addresses, one for 'yes, release the data' and a second for 'no, don't release it'
Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh later released a statement on the system breach, assuring that no sensitive data has been compromised


The post continued: 'Today is the day - the whole world can decide if they want to known the truth or not'.

The hackers then included a link to two cryptocurrency wallets, associated with Monero, a 'private, secure, and untraceable digital' cryptocurrency.

They asked viewers of the page to make a donation to either one of the pages to 'vote' as to whether the hackers should either share the data they purport to have on the president, or not to share it.

They said whichever of the links raises the most money by the end of an unspecified deadline will determine their next step.

'After the deadline we will compare the funds and execute the will of the world,' the post read. 'in both cases we will inform you.'

September 22, 2020

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton: Trump's attempts to falsify reality follows "pattern of the Nazis"

A prominent psychiatrist who spent years studying Nazi Germany called for mental health professionals to speak out ahead of the election about President Trump's attempts to "own reality" by recasting institutions, warning of a pattern that echoes the Nazis.

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, distinguished professor emeritus at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a leading psychohistorian who has written extensively about doctors who aided Nazi war crimes, has long called for mental health experts to defy warnings from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and speak out about Trump's mental health. Lifton recently published a book entitled "Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry" and was one of the 27 mental health experts featured in "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," the bestseller edited by Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee in which mental health professionals assessed the president.


Lifton told Salon that the book and a Yale conference on the topic began the movement of "psychologists and psychiatrists speaking out against Trump."

"I spoke about what I called malignant normality that was being imposed on us, and the need to be witnessing professionals who told the truth and oppose the malignant normality," he said in an interview last week.

Lifton said that Trump's supporters and enablers exhibit the same "cult-like behavior" that he has studied, adding that the current administration has "Trumpified" every part of the federal government, in much the same way that the German government was "Nazified" under Adolf Hitler.
Full article at link Salon.

July 19, 2020

Busted-Florida gop caught doctoring trump tweet after guarded secret exposed


BUSTED: Florida GOP caught doctoring Trump’s tweet after he endangers their most successful secret

Florida Republicans doctored one of President Donald Trump’s tweets to remove a stigma against mail-in voting.

The president has been falsely claiming there’s a distinction between mail-in voting and absentee ballots, all while exaggerating the risks of fraud, and some Republicans fear he’s undermining one of their secrets to success in Florida, reported Politico.

It’s sad that the GOP’s strategy to win an election is to scare the living sh*t out of the base with deceptive lies and conspiracy theories,” said one Republican consultant. “It’s working for now, but it’s a bad long-term strategy that will hurt the party in the future. A simple Google search will tell you that ‘absentee’ and ‘mail-in ballots’ are the same exact thing.” read more at link.

July 13, 2020

Leading Homeland Security Under a President Who Embraces 'Hate-Filled' Talk


She said she supported the president’s efforts to tighten immigration security. But the president’s “America First” philosophy has veered toward “America Only,” she said.

About itself ,that's the problem and why the soul of the nation must be reached.

Profile Information

Member since: Wed Jun 22, 2005, 06:06 PM
Number of posts: 3,426
Latest Discussions»Wash. state Desk Jet's Journal