A week so bad we need hip waders to slog through the Trumpian ooze

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One of the most bizarre weeks in presidential history began last Friday and just continues to ooze even more swamp talk from Oval Office Occupant Donald Trump.

On Friday, Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, admitted that he had lied to the FBI about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition.

Psycho Don defended Flynn with a Saturday twit. He accused the FBI of destroying Flynn’s life for lying to agents while letting “Crooked Hillary Clinton” off easy for what he said were her own lies to agents. “Rigged system, or just a double standard?” he twitted.

He continued with, “After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters — worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness.”

With Psycho’s job satisfaction numbers at only 32% approval…

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We’ve seen this movie before. Electing Moore won’t end well

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wacoDavid Koresh led his followers to a fiery death at Waco. Investigators were looking into reports of child brides and weapons caches.

In the universe of cults that didn’t end well, the People’s Temple in Guyana, Heaven’s Gate in Los Angeles and the Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas, are notorious.

Add to that the state of Alabama? That’s a lot of funny kool-aid.

Forbes magazine, not exactly in the ranks of the liberal fringe, published an article Monday by political author Chris Ladd suggesting elements of the Republican Party have become a cult, and comparing it to the late Marshall Applewhite and his Heaven’s Gate followers. That party didn’t end well.

To Ladd’s point, the Bible-waving Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, twice removed from the state supreme court, has attracted his own no-questions-asked cult-like following, even in light of credible evidence the man sought out teens as young as 14…

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Bathing the dog no match to remedy bloviation plague

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Alabama’s child-chasing Judge Roy Moore was on TV when my dog started scratching. Fleas on a varmint are common in Missouri. For example, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has more fleas than a barnyard chicken. I put two and two together and Millie got bathed. Too bad I can’t put Roy and Roy through the same bathwater and have them come out as vermin-free as her.

“We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” President Donald Trump tweeted bright and early Monday morning. While testimonials against Judge Moore abound, the Orange Muffin offered his full endorsement, preferring to believe Moore’s blanket denial of any sexual misconduct.

Of course he does. Tiny Hands didn’t do anything either, according to him. Billy Bush and the seven-member crew on the bus where Trump offered his experiences with women are all lying. The “highest-rated bloviater,” Bush called him. That was wonderful.

Bloviation is a style of…

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The delicious irony in Trump’s hiring of Flynn

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Outgoing President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump in 2016: Do Not Hire Michael Flynn!

So what did Psycho Don do? He hired Michael Flynn.

Why, you may or may not ask, would he do that? Because Psycho hates all things Obama.

As I’ve written before, the root goes back to the fateful night in 2011 when Obama roasted Donald over his “birther movement” that had demanded Obama show the world his birth certificate.

Obama did and Psycho had to eat a large platter of crow, publicly.

At the dinner, Psycho was a guest of the Washington Post. Go figure, it’s a newspaper he loves to hate. Trump reportedly left quickly, in a red-faced huff and dragging Melania behind. Even though Psycho has denied it, the fact he decided to run for the Oval Office was the result of that roasting.

Sadly, he won election to the hallowed room, and…

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Hark and holy shit! Is that a heavenly host I hear?

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If you heard a beautiful sound this morning but weren’t quite sure where it was coming from, we here at The Shinbone Star have it on good authority that it was a choir of angels singing while former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Well that’s pretty damned good, but wait, there’s more!

During the second stanza of the hymn by the heavenly host, authorities in federal court indicated that Flynn was acting under instructions from senior Trump transition officials.

I underlined that bit on account of it’s kinda important!

According to a report in our sister paper, The Washington Post, prosecutor Brandon L. Van Grack claimed that “a very senior member of the transition team directed” Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador, and Flynn in turn called a senior official with the Trump crime…

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