Because I’m tired of bitching and screaming about the Tangerine Terror, I’ve decided that today is for laughter, because today has been without a doubt one of the most hysterical days in Resident Rump’s reign of terror.

  • Emmanuel Macron, newly elected President of France, successfully thwarted Trump’s weird, literally power-grabbing handshake.
  • Later in the day, Macron was videotaped approaching the large group of NATO leaders that was moving toward him. He appeared to be heading straight toward Trump. At the last minute, he peeled off to the right and greeted Angela Merkel of Germany first. He shook a couple of other people’s hands before he finally greeted Trump.
  • Trump made a total asshole of himself (of course) in his speech to the NATO leaders, chewing them out and demanding money from them. Some of the leaders didn’t even attempt to hide their disdain and eyerolls in response.
  • It’s been reported that Trump made comments in front of some of the NATO leaders in which he spoke derisively about Germany, calling it “bad,” and threatened to shut down the sale of German cars in the US.
  • Trump literally pushed the Prime Minister of Montenegro aside so that he could be at the forefront of a picture. He stood there with a smug, condescending, “my shit don’t smell” expression on his face.
  • Last but not least, it was finally confirmed this afternoon that Jared Kushner, the man who is supposed to fix every single thing that’s wrong with this country, is the person of interest identified last week as being under investigation by the FBI. Oh, and he omitted at least one meeting with the Russian ambassador from his application for his security clearance.

I don’t know about you, but I do believe I hear the blustery winds of a fucking huge storm approaching.

Nations in Theater

America, such a good actor it’ll make you reconsider how manipulative he is in real life.

France, that over dramatic actor who takes his roles to heart and off stage.

China, the actor that’s been there forever. Has been in everything

England, the Stage Manager. 

Germany, the Director.  

Poland, in charge of costuming. 

Japan, in charge of lights and sound.

Canada, head of stage crew. 

Spain, Romano, Prussia are said stage crew. 

Russia, built the set. 

Italy, all the extras. 

Venice of the North. 

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washingtonpost.com
How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe
The bureau’s director may have relied on murky intelligence to push aside Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch in 2016.

“The document, obtained by the FBI, was a piece of purported analysis by Russian intelligence, the people said. It referred to an email supposedly written by the then-chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), and sent to Leonard Benardo, an official with the Open Society Foundations, an organization founded by billionaire George Soros and dedicated to promoting democracy.”

They literally wrote it knowing it hit all the conspiracy theory buttons.

You’ve been duped, Trump supporters. The whole thing is garbage, just like this administration. 

There are already leak investigations going. They’re going to be aggressive from what we can tell. The White House and the DOJ want them to be aggressive, and it’s a real concern. You don’t want to be involved in putting somebody in jail, even if you didn’t do it directly, and some of these people are taking risks to speak to us.
—  New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg on sources leaking to him 
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KV-9 with the gun at maximum elevation. February 1942
Turret turned back
Turret turned to the left
Damage armor-piercing projectile after shooting them with the turret of the KV-1
U-22, the attempt to install U-11 to the Turret T-34
Developed at factory No. 183 project “howitzer” T-34
One of the last “lifetime” of photos of KV-9, spring 1943