Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying … and it’ll turn out to be a big nothing burger

Seemingly awesome news:

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in new deal with Mueller in Trump-Russia probe

Last night I was thinking about this whole thing happening and couldn’t help but think about how the “other side” (whatever that means) was going apeshit over Hillary and Benghazi and her EMAILS!!!

And nothing ever happened to convict Hillary.

And this two year process of Mueller digging into Russian collusion has been letdown after letdown.

Will this, too, be a big letdown?

I must say, twitter and the entire internet universe seems to be EXPLODING with early Christmas glee and cheer. Well, most of it anyway. 😂

It may be telling that Mr. Trump abruptly canceled his private sit-down with his lover Putin Pie.

But again, I’ve been let down so many times, it’s like an hour massage with no armed, no legged masseuse.

In other, exciting news, a dog remembers her military momma with great lickity gusto:

 

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Disgusting: Serial rapist walks with barely a slap on the wrist

There are Pizza Restaurant conspiracy theories perpetuated by fools and gullible idiots and there are real-life abominations who rape and molest young women, get off Scott free from imaginable damage, and there’s nothing you, me or anybody can do about it.

It makes me angrier than any anger I can feel. It makes me lose confidence in justice or that there really are good people living in the top echelons of society.

Fuck.

Read entire story here (below is a snippet)

The eccentric hedge fund manager, whose friends included former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, was also suspected of trafficking minor girls, often from overseas, for sex parties at his other homes in Manhattan, New Mexico and the Caribbean, FBI and court records show.

Interactive image linkInteractive: Sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein was surrounded by powerful people. Here’s a sampling

Facing a 53-page federal indictment, Epstein could have ended up in federal prison for the rest of his life.

But on the morning of the breakfast meeting, a deal was struck — an extraordinary plea agreement that would conceal the full extent of Epstein’s crimes and the number of people involved.

Not only would Epstein serve just 13 months in the county jail, but the deal — called a non-prosecution agreement— essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes, according to a Miami Herald examination of thousands of emails, court documents and FBI records.

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“The conspiracy between the government and Epstein was really ‘let’s figure out a way to make the whole thing go away as quietly as possible,’ ’’ said Edwards, who represents Wild and Jane Doe No. 2, who declined to comment for this story.

“In never consulting with the victims, and keeping it secret, it showed that someone with money can buy his way out of anything.’’

It was far from the last time Epstein would receive VIP handling. Unlike other convicted sex offenders, Epstein didn’t face the kind of rough justice that child sex offenders do in Florida state prisons. Instead of being sent to state prison, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County jail. And rather than having him sit in a cell most of the day, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office allowed Epstein work release privileges, which enabled him to leave the jail six days a week, for 12 hours a day, to go to a comfortable office that Epstein had set up in West Palm Beach. This was granted despite explicit sheriff’s department rules stating that sex offenders don’t qualify for work release.

If the moon were replaced with some of our planets

Go check the youtube post for more info:

In order show: Mars Venus Neptune Uranus Jupiter Saturn Mercury is intentionally left off as it isn’t Much bigger than our Moon (and hence is boring) Everything is correctly scaled. The Axial tilts are not particularly accurate. the moon that flies in front of Saturn is Tethys. It is Tiny. but *very* close Dione would be on a collision course, it’s orbital distance from Saturn is Nearly identical to our Moon’s orbit around Earth Titan, which is Larger than our Moon, is outside the orbit of Dione **************** on Jupiter, you might be able to make out the 4 big moons, They all have orbits larger than our moons orbit. but I stuck them on the far side of jupiter so that they could be seen so it looks as if they are closer (to Jupiter) than they really are.

Stock market nose dives, but it’s nothing to worry about, right? Right? Bueller? Anybody?

Since around 2015, the circles my wife and I are in, often conservative politically, have been warning of an impending downturn in the markets. The economy has experienced steady growth since 2010, and recessions and sometimes depressions follow strength.

Our financial advisor warned us it was to come over the past two years. And we photograph an event geared toward wealthy business people in Chicago, and they’ve been warning of a downturn since 2016 as well.

Then I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who magically thinks the economy didn’t get better until January 20, 2016. He recently told me, “The economy is going to stay strong for the next six years.”

“Can I hold you to that statement?”

“Yes, yes you can.”

This is expected. In too many people’s minds, the economy somehow poofed into prosperity on January 20, 2016. And whatever magic juice and drugs they’re taking blows an impervious bubble that proves to them so long as the current president sits behind the resolute desk, the economy is gangbusters!

Well, dear reader, the economy is far from okay. The last two months have damned our ever growing retirement. The below screen cap shows just how plummet-y it’s gone in the last two months alone. Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 7.53.54 AM.png

This is scary.

In 2007, my income was sliced in half by the George W Bush economy plummet. We’ve been steadily doing better since the turn in 2010. And I’ll be damned. We’re not three years into Trump’s amazing turd of a presidency and he’s taking the ship down.

That same friend who thinks all will be fine so long as Trump is president also claims the tariffs aren’t hurting the economy. “We just won’t buy Chinese t-shirts. That’s all we get from them. Cheap goods. It’s them who will be hurt.”

Meanwhile, the design and architecture industries are taking a beating with skyrocketing prices on the goods and materials they’re using to build and decorate homes. “Cheap goods” you say?

Delusional delusions are all the rage, this holiday season.

The denier-in-chief is reportedly blaming his chief economic adviser Steven Mnuchin for the economic shift. If he’s so smart, why is this happening? quoth the orange turd crushing everything that’s great about this country.

Who would’ve thought a six-time bankruptcy businessman, two-time divorcé, sex fiend, megalomaniac, narcissistic sociopath and all around piece of shit would be capable of doing such a dastardly con job on the American Economy.

And not only would his blind, adoring fans not wince, they’d still praise him for all he’s done and will continue to do to destroy our great nation.

Of course they’ll blame the democrats and the election, despite that they won’t have the house until January. Despite the fact that the republicans have controlled the senate, house and the presidency for two whole fucking years and the house and senate since 2010.

This is all the democrats fault!

Right?

It’s going to be a magical holiday season.

All that money you thought you had, poof! Gone.

See, magic.