Wednesday, December 28, 2016

White House prepares sanctions against Russia for interfering in our election process.

Courtesy of CNN:

The Obama administration is preparing to announce, as soon as Thursday, a series of retaliation measures against Russia for meddling in the US election, according to American officials briefed on the plans. 

The actions are expected to include expanded sanctions and diplomatic measures, the officials said, in what the administration deems a proportional response to a Russian operation that went beyond cyber hacking activities common among nations. 

Russia will respond to any "hostile steps" that the US may take in response to allegations of hacking during the 2016 election, according to the official representative for the ministry. 

Some of the steps are expected to name individuals associated with a Russian disinformation campaign that US intelligence officials say used hacked information from mostly Democratic Party organizations and officials to attack the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

Russia, of course, continues to deny that they had anything to do with the hacking, even though just about every single security agency has called them out over it.

I for one am not exactly sure what the Obama Administration can do that will have much of an effect since surely Trump will relax whatever sanctions they put in place. (Kind of interesting to see what kind of backlash Trump might face for doing that since it is almost an admission that he is protecting those who helped him to gain the White House.)

Personally, I think that the first thing we should do to punish Putin is to arrest his puppet for colluding with a foreign power to undermine our democracy, and throw is corpulent orange ass in jail.

After that, we should cut off ALL aid to Russia until their people rise up and remove Putin from office.

And then after that, and only after that, newly elected President Hillary Clinton can once again negotiate a reset with the country and the safety and security of the world will be ensured.

Yes, I realize that it is extremely unlikely that any of that will happen.

But you have to admit that it should.


  1. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Trump's actions = treason. Why is nobody saying this louder?

    1. The only one that can do anything about Trump is Congress and they OWN him. He is their wet dream come to life. They can do anything they want. Repeal Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare. Cut taxes on corporations and the wealthy and put it all on the back of the 99%. They aren't going to do anything to mess that up. He'll sign anything. They can finally repeal Roe v Wade!

      Why would they impeach him?

    2. Anonymous5:33 PM

      Plenty of reason and cause to impeach and they like pense better. Too much baggage and drama comes with trump. Congress may be forced to act now whether America likes it or not.

    3. They can't control Pence. They can't reason with him. They are not necessarily in lockstep with Pence. he doesn't compromise. Trump is more malleable.

      With Kellyanne Conjob she can manipulate Trump into signing whatever the GOP wants.

    4. Anonymous7:12 AM

      11:09, it's not what the GOP wants, it's what their DONORS want. That donor class gets what it paid for, or else!

  2. I hope the orange vulgarian gets nabbed for any one of his blatant cons after he has pissed off enough people to call for actual collusion charges. And make them stick.

    The reality at this point is perverse little Putin is going to pull the puppet strings attached to trumpie pie and start fires in the Ukraine; plus more in Syria and the Baltic states, while inserting Russia into the Israeli conflict.

    Odin. Let's get crackin'.

    1. I hope he has a stroke and dies on January 19th. May he suffer excruciating pain for hours before he passes.

    2. Anonymous4:15 PM

      Definitely. No quickie for him.

    3. Heh. Heh.
      Me too.

  3. Anonymous3:01 PM

    I still am of the opinion that Trump will be assassinated. He is despised around the world and majorly in our country.

    Plus, he has involvement w/the mob in New York City and it wouldn't surprise me to see them want to do him in somewhere along the line.

    Trump cheats and lies continually - cannot imagine many in top places putting up with that when the rest of the country will go after Trump every chance they get! He cannot be trusted and everyone knows it! He's a walking disaster for himself, his family and our country!

    This is going to be fun to watch!

    1. Anonymous3:49 PM

      A walking disaster, to be sure.

      It will be fun to watch.

      And he may well be assassinated. If it happens, the country will not be thrown into a tailspin. There will be no all-around shock and concern like there was when Reagan was shot.

    2. If he is, it will be by one of his devoutest supporters.

    3. Anonymous4:23 PM

      And, I truly hope it occurs to him as he is a pox upon our nation! Satan himself and ugly as they come. Get rid of his sorry fat ass SOON!

    4. Anonymous4:53 PM

      I fully believe that his buildings, him and his extended family will be targeted.

    5. Anonymous5:27 PM

      If you are correct in this prediction, I sincerely hope that no Secret Service agents or innocent bystanders are hurt or killed in the crossfire.

    6. Anonymous6:42 PM

      4:53, that is exactly what I have thought. He is the prime target, the rest is collateral damage.

    7. After any length of duty on the Trump detail, I'm sure the Secret Service will duck. They'll make it look like an accident. Like dropping their hankie or something.

      Wonder if he demanded all of them to sign non-disclosures during the primary.

    8. Anonymous7:10 AM

      Donnie Tinyhands will surely piss off the neoNazis by not follwoing thru on most of his racist ideas. Maybe one of them will get him?

  4. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Can Trump Be Stopped? Petitions Call For Immediate Impeachment As Democrats Unify Against Cabinet Picks

  5. Anonymous3:20 PM

    Meanwhile, that dickwad in Israel is throwing fits.

    Trump Could Be Israel’s Worst Nightmare

    Netanyahu finally has the American partner of his dreams. Until everything falls apart.

    ...But the embrace of Trump and the belligerence towards the rest of the world that Netanyahu is using to woo right-wing voters carries a profound risk. Israel is betting all its chips on an unpopular, untested president with no knowledge of the region and a history of breaking his campaign promises. If he does renege, Israel will find itself even more isolated.

    And if he keeps his word—if Trump governs the way he campaigned—then he will promote policies that are deeply unpopular with many Americans, including American Jews. Implausible as it sounds, it may be Trump and Netanyahu, two men who profess to be Israel’s strongest defenders, who definitively shatter the “unbreakable alliance” and rupture the decades-old bipartisan consensus on Israel.

    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      Netanyahu is just as deplorable as is Trump! Fuck both of them! Why are we paying Israel funds when Netanyahu is such a fucking asshole and not appreciative at all as to what America has done for Israel all these years? Cut off the money to them Congress - you fucking idiots!

      That guy and Trump stand great chances of being assassinated. Would not be surprised to see it occur to either of them. They are both pure, unadulterated and literally from the soul of Satan!

    2. Anonymous4:52 PM

      The biggest political mistake made by the US and Britain was recognizing the creation of the state of Israel. We simply felt sorry for displaced Jews and once the door was opened the situation was taken advantage of to the detriment of the Palestinians.

      Now that we've financially enabled Israel all of these decades and they have grown stronger we can't do a thing about them, we should have never supported them in the first place.

    3. Anonymous6:43 PM

      Totally agree Anonymous 4:52.

  6. Anonymous3:40 PM

    What do they plan to do to traitor trump, the RNC and Comey? Nothing?

    By the way, where has Manafort disappeared to? He must be involved in all of this.

    1. Anonymous4:16 PM

      We need to bring these assholes to the forefront and they should be put on trial for treason and hung in D.C.! They truly are deplorable and need to be brought down - to include the fat-assed Trump! He makes me sick to my stomach! potus? Hardly! He's inept, a liar, a fraud and has an ego that is unbelievable! He is no where near competent!

  7. What's the point?

    They'll either be reversed on January 3 or January 21.

    The incoming Congress and Trump will cover up anything even hinting that Russia influenced the election or put Trump in office. It is in their best interests to sweep all this under the rug as soon as possible.

    If those reports aren't finished and released publicly by January 2, you can kiss any consequences or responsibility goodbye.

    1. Anonymous4:17 PM

      But at least there will be a record. Some amount of a record. And voters will hopefully remember next election time. Trump will downplay and even hide all he can, as you say, but I want Obama doing what he can to get this on record.

  8. Anonymous4:10 PM

    I so hope President Obama releases information to the public....nail those Russians and the Republican slant!

    The majority Republican party in Congress should be tried for treason - every one of those fucking white Republicans. Detest their asses!

  9. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Can't stand Netanyahu. When he's gone, the world will be a better place. Israel needs another Rabin. Can't stand, either, anyone who's been on TV today and in the populace here downplaying the settlements as an issue and even excusing them and blaming everything on the Palestinians. The settlements are as in-your-face as you can get when it comes to sticking it to the Palestinians. The control that the Israelis have over the land, the Palestinians, and even the Palestinian leaders when it comes to their comings and goings, is disgusting. It's a shame that what Israel is turning into is such a far cry from what it started out as and with so much sympathy and support because of what the Jewish people have gone through historically. But now there is such arrogance and utter contempt and a rubbing in of their power among a large and loud and pushy part of Israel. Not everyone, of course. Many actually disapprove, but the ones who do wield their power with such utter contempt and satisfaction. It feels like the contempt and satisfaction of a rapist. If you were a Palestinian living in near- or actual squalor and with so many limitations placed upon you and you also had to watch those settlements always going up and taking over the land, saying a big f-you and practically making your ability to breathe difficult, what would you do? I hate when people use rape analogies loosely, but there is a rape aspect to this to me. The settlements are so much about dominance and humiliating the Palestinians. It makes me sick. I've heard people on TV say that the settlements mean little to nothing. No. They are about seizing control from the Palestinians and the settlements of course suggest a "home" and a "homeland" for only the Jews and are truly meant to insult and humiliate the Palestinians, over and over again. Every settlement is like an assault. Thankfully, only a third of Israelis are completely fine with all this. Here in the US, many more Jews are against the settlements than are for it. It's Christian GOP Trump worshipers who all want to see the settlements and who are hootin' and hollerin' for them, and we know their own solution would be to simply kill off all the Palestinians--what they really believe in and want is the death of Arabs and anyone who is Muslim.

  10. Anonymous4:14 PM

    All these years of Trump bullying people in New York and not renting to minorities, Trump better keep his ass out of New York or face arrest.

    If we allow Trump to turn himself in and he chooses to hide out in Trump Tower, we will send Dog the Bounty Hunter after his orange ass.

  11. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Does that mean arrest in usa too?

  12. Anonymous8:37 PM

    From what I've read the Russians LOVE Putin so I doubt they will rise up against him. Trump wants to be just like him - control the media for starters to keep the people in check.

    1. Anonymous7:08 AM

      Like Pussy Riot?

  13. Anonymous1:42 AM

    That photo makes puten so short and puny. Our President Obama could twit him and squish him like a twitten flea bag. Tweety dicktaters are out of fashion and not twending. Lousy tweeting actors suck. People are sick of fake lousy media and their awful reality shows. Canceling service, deactivation, unplug, disconnect until the lazy lousy media and producers produce and are not parrots.


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