Unless this report is a lot gentler than I think it’s going to be, Trump will fire Mueller before the end of the summer.
More info: Mueller team wants to release report on Obstruction investigation, incidents during President's time in office this June or July. AND THEN they continue with collusion probe. Hot Summer. pic.twitter.com/tFQHd9yZ4y
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 4, 2018
This sets us up well for a big win November. Give til it hurts to the Balloon Juice fund that is split equally among all eventual Democratic nominees in House districts currently held by Republicans.
I give more when there are pictures of babies or pets to see.
mike in dc
Mueller finds Trump obstructed justice, Rosenstein issues interim report, Republican congress refuses to act. Losses by GOP in November massive. Mueller issues report on collusion, Rosenstein releases to House Judiciary, Judiciary committee votes to bring impeachment to the floor.
Just stop it, already. Please. It’s become a leftish Friedman unit.
INORITE? He’s obviously still up because Ben is.
NOT A BABY PICTURE, but I went on a hike today to Brown Mountain Dam on the Arroyo Seco.
The probes will continue until behavior improves.
@Mary G: Noted!
@BillinGlendaleCA: Many a Saturday afternoon was spent wading below that dam, or in the pool at Gould Mesa. There’s a wild lush backside if you work your way over the top of the dam.
No, you’ll lose me to a summer love.
Baby pictures are always welcome??
@SoupCatcher: I’m going to try to do the hike over the dam* next time.
*Basically right after the dam was finished in 1943, the area behind it filled with sediment; so there’s no water behind the dam.
OK, I can’t stand to look at that thermometer stuck there any longer, damnit.
But it seems to me that fundraisers for individual candidates garner more money more quickly.
Here you go. “Donate or the dog gets it.”
Probably pre-empting AL’s late night post, but take a gander at the latest cover of New York magazine.
@BillinGlendaleCA: The last time I tried was a couple of decades ago, but we used to work our way over the top on the right side of your photo. Compared to the rest of the canyon, it was a green explosion behind the dam; lots of trees and bushes and too much undergrowth to make much progress at all; a striking change of scenery.
@BillinGlendaleCA: I saw an Atlas Obscura post about an event you might be interested in. Tour the ruins of the abandoned Griffith Park Zoo.
@mike in dc:
So the House (now with democratic majority) votes for impeachment in February 2019, with only as many renegade GOP reps as you can count with the fingers of one hand voting along with the dems.
– even under a massive democratic tidal wave, we’re not going to have 67 democratic Senators in 2019. At most high 50s to around 60 votes in favor of convicting Trump. And he continues on destroying the federal government and US standing in the world for 2 more years, as petty and vindictive and nasty and pig-shit ignorant and arrogant as ever.
True, although some of the RWNJs might vote for self-preservation.
More likely, Mueller picks off Weasel Face’s family, friends(?) and enablers one by one, leaving him ever more isolated and flailing, with no-one to act on his tweets. For want of a horse….
Oh wow! Is that the dam up the at the end of the Gabrielino Trail? Sure looks like it. I’ve got pictures of when my brother and I would go mountain biking up there. (I say used to, because his back wheel let go while crossing one of those old, broken down concrete bridges, resulting in a broken hip.) Fun times!
Something of an understatement; I’ll be pleasantly surprised if we don’t end up with fewer Senate seats after November.
thermometer no move
@cmorenc: I don’t think it would be quite as straight forward as mike in dc’s short version. I think there would be numerous public hearings, focusing on the various shitbags working for Trump. I don’t expect Pruitt could last 4 hours of grilling on his various corruptions, and his paymasters would have him resign rather than drag their names into the Congressional Record. Likewise Zinke. Trump could lose a quarter of his Cabinet really quickly once Congress starts asking about the costs of dining tables and flights and all of the things the Republicans choose not to see.
And that will weaken Trump, and the Repubs interest in protecting Trumps corruption. The Democracts can run against Trump’s swamp and tie the Repubs to Trump until the Repubs choose to turn on him.
Assumes a static situation. The weight (and nature) of indictment(s), even being classed an unindicted co-conspirator, alters the equation.
Meanwhile, Scott Walker’s pissing his pants on twitter,
mike in dc
@cmorenc: With a massive wave, and an incumbent who may be trailing potential challengers by double digits in the polls, what’s the incentive for propping the guy up?
@Origuy: You mean this Old LA Zoo? It’s one of the first places I used my camera.
@SoupCatcher: There’s a trail that heads up the hill just before the picnic area by the dam.
Major Major Major Major
Randy Bryce is more than just a mustache, MaryG (if that’s your real name).
Yup, sure is.
Major Major Major Major
@HumboldtBlue: I’m so old I remember when all my super lefty friends on Facebook decided to abandon him because he retweeted Louise Mensch.
538 in early January, had the Democratic Party at a 22% chance of taking the Senate.
However, that was based on a bunch of Senate seats being ranked as a “toss up”, so they were “giving them” to the Republican’s, based on the economy, and absence of a “proven” blue wave.
@Major Major Major Major:
Well, she did name a kid Caius.
I damn near tossed my lunch when I saw that picture.
ETA: I’m a reasonable man, so I know it can’t really have dropped twenty-one degrees since 5 pm.
@BillinGlendaleCA: Is that the Brown Mountain trail? If so, don’t do that on a hot day. Some of those trails from down in the canyon up to Angeles Crest Highway are brutal.
@BillinGlendaleCA: Actually Brown Mountain Dam is not the end of the Gabrielino Trail, it climbs the hill to the right of the dam and then continues to follow Arroyo Seco up to Red Box where the road goes up to Mt. Wilson.
@Major Major Major Major:
I thought all the Super Lefty Friends all loved Mensche?
@SoupCatcher: It’s part of the Gabrielino Trail, but It’d be a bear on a hot afternoon.
I hiked down to Gould Mesa from Angeles Crest by the Edison substation today.
@Jay: Super Lefties ™ from Bernie on down want to talk about anything but the Mueller investigation, so far as I can tell. Unless it’s to discuss Russophobia.
@BillinGlendaleCA: That’s a fun spring hike. I never camped at Gould Mesa, but we used to hang out on the concrete there quite often when there was enough water to wade in the pool. Most of the time, we’d park behind JPL and walk up, but every so often we’d park at that lot on Angeles Crest and hike down.
@BillinGlendaleCA: The last of the very few times we actually made it as far as the dam, we found nothing resembling a trail going up thataways. But after several heavy rainfalls, (this was back in 2012-13ish), certain stretches of that trail were unrecognizable.
That was the route taken by fire rescue to save my busted-hip brother. Again, fun times… :-(
“Mensch, as well as her website Heat Street, has published multiple unverified claims, and promoted hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the Trump administration and its ties to the Russian Federation.”
I thought she’d be right up their alley, disinfo and all.
I guess they are too busy these days claiming Putin didn’t poison Skripal, it was Blair and off-guardian proves it sheeple,
To carry on with her anymore.
@SoupCatcher: I did the hike from JPL when I was a Boy Scout(about 45 years ago), next time I’ll probably try that route again.
@JWR: I didn’t see it, but the trail over the dam goes to the right just after the last crossing of the arroyo before the Paul Little Picnic area.
@JWR: Ugh. That sounds like a painful trip out.
@Steeplejack (phone): We can haz tunes?
@BillinGlendaleCA: Okay, now I know where it is. I guess we were looking for it after we’d already passed the Paul Little area. My brother had taken that trail years ago, but now he was always intent on just making it to the dam.
@SoupCatcher: Yup. I felt really bad that it took me so long to get far enough down the trail to get cell reception. But he’s okay now. I just wish we were both well enough to make that trek again. Would make for a great BJ meet-up bike/hike ride!
@seaboogie: Now listening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lYN6Y015qA
It’s NeoMcCarthyism™ donchaknow.
Some days I don’t even get my audience. A transformation dollification story I wrote by request of a friend is taking off a lot more than I expected it to.
@Mike J: This is really fine – thank you!
@EBT: Sit back and enjoy the ride?
@Doug R: I remember that during the run-up to W’s Iraq war neocon pundits were “Chamberlain” this and “Munich” that. Nowadays every other Super Leftist ™ cries “McCarthy”.
History is a subject for fools and angels.
@Mike J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqgHosrqJ8o
Best thing is that one of our faithful clients – nicknamed Sunshine* – came into the shop and this song played on my Pandora station…serendip be what it be…
*Sunshine is easily 70 years old…
@Yutsano: Yeah I might even get a tip or two from this one. Also had my account retweeted by someone with more than 1200 followers.
I had to LMFAO at a “woke” Leftie a couple of day’s ago who cited RT on Skripal, with “whattaboutism” about The Dodgy Dossier, 45 Minutes, the Dubya Dubya Me Too, and therefore you couldn’t “trust” the Guardian/Independent on Anal/Brexit/Trump/Russia.
Had to point out that “back in the day”, the Guardian/Independent were about the only British Media to get it “right”, and the Murdoch Dailies were salivating for war,
Now they just channel RT,
We are living in the Dunning Kruger Epoch.