BREAKING: Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser

  • Michael Flynn has resigned his position as national security adviser, effective immediately. (CNN, AP)
  • Flynn, a former Army lieutenant general and Defense Intelligence Agency head, apparently fielded a phone call with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak before Trump’s inauguration and used the opportunity to reassure him about U.S. sanctions on Russia.
  • The call was a major break from standard protocol, was possibly illegal under the obscure Logan Act and raised questions about Flynn’s loyalties. (Washington Post)
  • Flynn had said the sanctions discussion never happened. But news broke Monday afternoon that Flynn had apologized to Vice President Mike Pence for allowing Pence to claim Flynn never discussed “anything having to do with the United States’ decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia” in January. 
  • Additional reports then indicated the Department of Justice had warned Trump’s team Flynn was a possible Russian blackmail risk (Wash Post), he might lose his job (Politico) and there were calls for him to resign from his own party. Read more (2/13/17 11:00 PM)
Mod Resignation

Hello everyone, Mod Maki here. I will be officially resigning from my duties as a Mod here. I can never find enough time or will to write these imagines. I would like to pursue other interests and passions of mine. I had a lovely time here with the other Mods here, and I do wish you all continue to support them and give them love. Of course, since I will be resigning, there will be a new Mod. I wish whoever that will be the best of luck here. Thank you all for having me here and making my time here a time I’ll never forget.

Sincerely, Resigned

Dear whoever
(’cause it doesn’t really matter),
Do you ever think
of where we’re headed?
‘Cause I know 
I don’t 
have a clue.
All I’m really sure of’s
that I gotta keep moving
Left foot, right foot
Left shoe, right shoe.
Even if you have 
no vision of the future,
there’s surely something 
only you can do.
So stay determined
and keep on moving
Left foot, right foot
Left shoe, right shoe.
Together we’ll make mountains
straight from dust
Alone, I’ll drown in the sea.
So we can fall apart
and you’ll move on without me
Left foot, right foot


Bet you weren’t expecting that: a letter and free verse. I actually have this one memorized, narcissistic as I am. Oh well.

Horse and Buggy

Keep on, drag on,
rope tethered, slack in both ends,
feed sack and feet hanging,
soil and sod, plodding forward,
sighs and whimpers,
murmurs and whispers,
all the while, in the wild,
across thresholds of heather,
old and weathered,
he cracks the whip,
dips a hat to the ladies
that pass his purchase,
adjusting his old coat,
torn, faded, tattered,
singing a auld tune, yea,
a silly, whimsical thing,
from when it all mattered.

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”
- Kurt Vonnegut


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