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November 10, 2017 5:53 PM Subscribe
Day 295: the light at the end of the tunnel is visible, as the Democratic wave starts sweeping elections across America, including the Deep South. Attention turns to the special senate election in Alabama next month, where jerk-off Republican candidate Roy Moore is facing unexpected allegations of child predation. As of posting, Trump is currently touring Asia, representing America and definitely not getting orders from Putin in a secure, untraceable manner how could you think that there is no collusion. [This is your catch-all U.S. politics thread, for things not related to the recent elections or Roy Moore.]
- Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page spent most of the past week embodying the phrase 'dig up, stupid'. In disastrous interviews with MSNBC's Chris Hayes and the House Intelligence Committee, Page admitted to Russian interference in the Republican party, confirmed large chunks of the Steele dossier, and incriminated not-yet-indicted Trump officials, apparently without realising. Highlights of his testimony at the New York Times [real] and Popehat [fake].
- Michael Flynn is alleged to have planned the kidnapping of Fethullah Gülen, the sworn enemy of tyrannical Turkish leader Erdoğan, in exchange for a bounty of $15 million. Needless to say, this is pretty suss. What is interesting is that, reportedly, this kind of charge makes it easier for Mueller, if he so chooses, to declare the entire administration a criminal enterprise, even if Russian collusion can't be proven. This probably isn't necessary, as Flynn is reportedly frightened enough by the prospect of both he and his son going to jail for decades. But still.
- Moves are being made to declare Puerto Rico 'in recovery', 52 days after Hurricane Maria, or about 10.4 Scaramuccis. The army is declaring its mission over, and the head of the Emergency Management Agency has resigned. Large parts of the island are still without power. 140,000 Puerto Ricans have relocated to Florida, which Trump won by about 115,000.
- Thread title comes from the opening monologues of former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson. It's been a while since it's been a reasonable thing to say. Here he is, in more innocent times, trying to teach Americans about Doctor Who.