Trump and Republicans Supporting Him are on Russia’s Side

Blocking aide to Ukraine. And comments like this (which is consistent with previous comments Trump has made about NATO). Someone said that if a Democrat said this prior to 2016, Republicans (and conservative) media would be castigating this person, calling them a traitor.

Not only are Trump and his Republican supporters aiding Russia, they’re aiding authoritarian rulers in countries like China, Iran, North Korea.

Trump Thwarting Bi-partisan Senate Deal on the Border

The U.S. Senate was real close to a deal on the border and also funding for Ukraine and Israel. A few days ago I read that Senator McConnell said that this deal would be better than if the Republicans controlled Congress and the White House. Democrats want funding for Ukraine so much they haven’t included a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

But McConnell and Romney say that Trump is pressuring Republican senators not to accept the current bipartisan deal. Romney says that Trump does want Biden to get a political victory with this deal–even though it would help address a problem many Republicans say is critical. Listen to Romney’s comments:

Improbable Names of Real People

Some people have names that novelists would avoid using for characters because they would be unbelievable or too on-the-nose, or both–e.g., Chad Wackerman, a jazz-rock drummer. Actually, Wackerman is a real person. In this thread, I’d like real people with names like these. Actually, I wouldn’t mind hearing examples from novels as well.

2023-2024 NFL week 13

Don said, “

…Hawks, Cowboys: I wonder what Reid would have thought if he watched this game. The Hawks receivers were killing the Cowboys for a lot of this game especially in the first half. Geno wasn’t getting too much time in the pocket, but he and his receivers consistently made plays. Bland, who people are saying should be the front-runner for Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) gave up more yards to his receivers in a half than any other DB this year. He did get a pick in the second half though.

I also thought Seattle’s DBs were playing decent despite the Cowboys being able to march up and down the field. The DBs had some tick-tack calls on them, but they seem to be a physical group in general. But Dak played too well. He even had some drops that cost the Cowboys points.

2023-2024 NFL week 12

I might not even watch the Seahawks play today. I’m pretty sure about their style of play now, and I think the results will be bad. It’s pretty hard to continue watching your favorite team when this is the situation (which is why I became emotionally detached from the Raiders).