Monday, April 16, 2018

Donald Trump hits the brakes on implementing those new Russia sanctions.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.” 

Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley had said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. 

But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

Aw, is Trumpy wumpy a worried that the sanctions will anger his buddy Pooty Wooty, and they can't be best buddies anymore?

It was also reported that Trump threw a giant tantrum after learning that we had kicked out more Russians than the Europeans kicked out.

Also courtesy of WaPo:

President Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides briefed him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the administration’s plan to expel 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies. 

The United States, they explained, would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies — part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil. 

“We’ll match their numbers,” Trump instructed, according to a senior administration official. “We’re not taking the lead. We’re matching.” 

The next day, when the expulsions were announced publicly, Trump erupted, officials said. To his shock and dismay, France and Germany were each expelling only four Russian officials — far fewer than the 60 his administration had decided on. 

The president, who seemed to believe that other individual countries would largely equal the United States, was furious that his administration was being portrayed in the media as taking by far the toughest stance on Russia.

Remember how those folks were saying that Trump's aggressive tweets at Vladimir Putin over Syria, and his administrations new tougher stance, all proved that Trump was not actually Pootie's butt boy?

Yeah, they might have wanted to wait a beat or two before saying that. 

Looks to me as if Putin still has a pretty tight grip on Trump's ball sack.


  1. Anonymous4:10 PM

    This should be a much bigger story than the media has been spending its time on.

  2. Anonymous4:25 PM

    He really is rump ugly.

  3. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Is congress even back in session yet?

  4. Anonymous4:29 PM

    What's Pooty using to grip there - tweezers?

  5. Anonymous4:30 PM

    “more urgent than ever”
    Most political scientists agree that a constitutional crisis occurs when >
    “a problem or conflict in the function of a government that the political constitution or other fundamental governing law is perceived to be unable to resolve.”
    Bitch McCONnell:
    "“I haven’t seen a clear indication yet that we needed to pass something to keep him from being removed because I don’t think that’s going to happen, and that remains MY view,” McConnell told reporters.”"
    "Should Mueller or Rosenstein be fired, leading to a constitutional crisis, Republicans will be solely to blame.

    The question we as Americans should be asking is why the GOP resists protecting the people tasked with this investigation?"

  6. Anonymous4:51 PM

    I am visiting Anchorage in a few months but I am a vegetarian. Are there any good vegetarian or vegan restaurants in Anchorage, Gryphen?

    1. Anonymous7:13 PM

      I hear in Wasilla on Lakeview Drive there's a lot of vegetarians.

    2. Anonymous8:11 PM

      What is this a vegetarian foodie direction blog?

      Use the google.

      And start eating some meat.

    3. Anonymous8:13 PM

      ^ you mean Crackville?

    4. Anonymous8:28 PM

      Vagatarians? YOU BETCHA!

    5. Anonymous9:46 PM

      Fuck you, 8:11. You're probably one of those people who brings up Palin on every thread. How dare you tell anyone to go eat some meat.

    6. Anonymous10:05 PM

      But I do. I do I do I do dare.

      Go get a nice fat ribeye or T-bone!

      You're gonna love it. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

    7. Anonymous10:12 PM


      Kincaid Grill and Wine Bar on Raspberry road in Anch. has great veggie and vegan options. They have a "small plates" menu available so a group is able to sample a multitude of dishes.

      Jack Sprat in Girdwood (resort town south of Anchorage) has the most veggie/vegan options I've seen up here and their food is out of this world.

      Red Beet Cafe here in Wasilla on Palmer Wasilla Highway has a delicious veggie and vegan menu and the chef/owner is super creative.

      My long experience as an ovo-lacto vegetarian here in Alaska is that most of the better known establishments have veggie/vegan offerings.

    8. Anonymous10:14 PM


      Stools old house is on Lakeview.

    9. Anonymous10:34 PM

      NY Strip!

    10. Anonymous7:30 AM

      You mean the one boarded up?
      Musta been a meth lab before.

  7. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Agressive tweets to pootie were because he had to, being all presidential as he is. Doesn’t mean he meant any of it.

  8. Anonymous5:01 PM

    Remember, a few days after those 60 got thrown out, Dumpy tRumpy told Pooty that he could send 60 DIFFERENT spies here. So, no big deal for Pooty!

  9. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Every person, regardless of affiliation who took money from Ru$$ia, is going to prison. #FVEY has it all. With receipts. It’s going to be nonpartisan indictments. Country over party.


    Fuck these traitors.


  10. Anonymous6:21 PM

    A European country us the size of couple of our states,so how does kicking out fewer russians make us "equal".

    Trump's brain is missing the part that is used for logic,nothing he says or does makes sense.

    1. Anonymous6:40 PM

      Well, it does if you have much ugliness to hide.


  11. Anonymous6:31 PM

    O/T Lest me forget!
    Happy 10th anniversary of the Wild Ride and the claiming of TriG the puppy from MatSu!!

    1. Anonymous9:59 PM

      Speaking of Palins, Track had a Veteran's Court hearing today in Anchorage, guess mommy is trying that route again, as if it did any good the first time!

      They've managed to push his actual trial court date for his two misdemeanors back to 5/21 but I bet money they will move it again because he works outdoors and summer is his employers busy time.

    2. Anonymous7:32 AM

      Do what you want until the courts say you can't. ;)

    3. Anonymous8:24 AM

      @7:32 BINGO! We have a BINGO!

  12. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Whoa, Nellie.

    Ever since my very good friend’s husband was serving in Afghanistan, I’ve found it interesting what our Allies’ (read FVEY) newspapers report and our own MSM doesn’t.

    Fuck traitors.


    1. Anonymous7:57 PM


    2. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Blah blah blah five eyes you have no idea what you are talking about.

    3. Anonymous6:13 AM

      “US District Judge James Donato ruled in San Francisco federal court that a class action was the most efficient way to resolve the dispute over facial templates.”

  13. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Great white leader. Haha haha!
    Fucking birdbrain!POS trump is an imbecile.
    Never an original thought a total fraud,grifter and champion cocksucker!!

  14. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Just go ahead and drop this here:

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is warning that “many” news articles on the Trump-Russia probe have been wrong.

    The statement from a spokesperson did not single out particular stories. But the warning did come after media inquiries about a McClatchy News story on Friday that said Mr. Mueller has evidence that President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, did in fact travel to Prague in 2016 as alleged by the Christopher Steele dossier.

    “What I have been telling all reporters is that many stories about our investigation have been inaccurate,” the Mueller spokesperson said. “Be very cautious about any source that claims to have knowledge about our investigation and dig deep into what they claim before reporting on it. If another outlet reports something, don’t run with it unless you have your own sourcing to back it up.”


    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Well the dumbest man on the internet and the half baked Alaskan come to mind...NOT TO MENTION SEAN HANNITY ALSO TOO!

    2. Anonymous7:33 AM

      Which one? There are so many!

  15. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Trump finally found the man who can keep him in line. All that is fine and well.
    But please Donnie not at the expense of the American people and our democracy.
    Keep your' love for Putin on a personal level and stop throwing us under the bus.
    Gads, Trump, you really have the hots for Pooty. And when he visits the white house, you both will put you heads together as Pooty whispers more secrets into your willing ear. I guess, if no one in power in America cares to impeach you or call you on it, us lil people have to watch this shitshow to the end.

  16. Anonymous8:53 PM

    First he hit Ivanka.
    Then he hit Marla.
    Now he's hitting the brakes.

    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      1st he raped a 13 year old then He raped his 1st wife IvanA.

  17. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Where is Sarah Palin on the Hannity Cohen thing?

    1. Anonymous7:33 AM

      Hiding in her hollow head.

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  20. Anonymous7:08 AM

    THIS> “Sex Training Dis~course” < Pu$$y's RioT!

    "“the Ru$$ian government is trying to get us jailed”.

    “Why are they trying to prevent us from disclosing to Americans the information we have here in Thailand? Why do they want to hide it from the world and from journalists?”
    "“I am ready to tell you about all those missing puzzle pieces that you lacked… regarding a link between our esteemed lawmakers and (Paul) Manafort, Trump and all this brouhaha, the US elections,”"

  21. Anonymous7:30 AM

    You're right Gryphen, the Russians are tightening the screws on Trumps gonads. They might even have pictures of them.


  22. Anonymous8:04 AM

    400,000 Dead 11 Million displaced...On going...For what?


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