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Almost out of month, totally out of week, but chock full of serious contemplations and lots of water (hydrate!David Waldman presents us with plenty to consider over our weekends.

Tom Price-tag regrets your concern about your money that he’s spending, almost as much as he regrets you catching him. Trump’s cabinet loves living large, but don’t they know they’re supposed to milk lobbyists for this money

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and others in the White House used private email accounts and servers to do government business, so the White House will look into that and get back to us about 2 weeks.

Speaking of Hillary Clinton, she wasn’t the only Democrat whose campaign got hacked in 2016. Mark Zuckerberg’s monster has already gotten away from him, and maybe even the Russian government can’t control it. You can’t out fake fake news, it will just eat that and get stronger. Fake news even outwitted Sebastian Gorka, so we might as well all surrender.

Paul Manafort didn’t owe Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Deripaska owed him for $19 million in American secrets, so there.

Colin Kaepernick started by sitting during national anthems, but was counseled to kneel by veterans. They didn’t have to tell him white people wouldn’t like anything he did. Speaking of inscrutable whites, these western ethnocentrists just hate white nationalists.

Meanwhile, while we fight against Obamacare repeal, two vital programs that serve 18 million Americans are set to expire.

Direct download: September_29_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

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Settling behind the KITM microphone in his trademark smoking jacket and monogrammed pajamas, David Waldman tipped his yachting cap to Hugh Hefner, who started/fixed/ruined/ended so much.

While Donald Trump is still determining which side of the Hefner debate can be exploited best for him, he decided to fail slower by suspending the Jones Act. Puerto Rico is Trump’s Katrina, according to the general that fixed Bush’s Katrina. A corrupt government can’t respond quickly when it’s so busy taking care of itself. An incompetent government can’t either. Donald Trump’s government is both. Even Trump is skeptical of his tax plan. The “doubled standard deduction” in the GOP tax plan is a lie, in fact the whole point of raising the deduction while abolishing the personal exemption is to screw middle-income itemizers. Really, there is no bill, or a plan, outside of the lies.

The Donald is not fit to be the President. Trump voters blame Mitch McConnell. Trump lies to his cultural base when his fiscal base lies become too complex. This might be a hit with Gimmetarians, but might lose some others. Trump and his party have unleashed forces they cannot control. They are shocked they empowered guys that act and speak like Trump, but actually believe what they are saying. They might even know what they are saying,  or when they will do things, which puts them way ahead of Donald. Why has the US expanded its travel ban to Chad, but removed Sudan? Don’t ask Trump, ask Exxon Mobil.

House Dems ask a federal judge to reject Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Good luck, the Supreme Court is abandoning legitimacy for partisanship.

Russians impersonated real American Muslims to stir chaos on Facebook and Instagram. The alt-Right converts a Christian shooter into a Muslim, because it works for them.

 
Direct download: September_28_2017_64.mp3
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Donald Trump would like you to know that his Katrina is in the middle of the ocean, but not that it’s full of Americans, full of debt, but not his debt, that he’s working all day on it—heck of a job Donny—but at least it’s not some faraway foreign place, so it might receive his love someday.

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin sift through the Trump Rubble in search of the real truth. Here is what you really need to know about Puerto Rico. Here is what you really need to do about Puerto Rico... Don't forget about Flint.

Roy Moore is a crazy fringe evangelical populist, but not the Trump kind, so there’s that.

The New York Times should grapple with its coverage of Hillary’s emails, while yet aware that fact checking rarely works on boneheads, and will probably even backfire. Millennials give Trump low marks in a new poll, too bad it wasn’t in a voting booth. 

Joan McCarter brings our attention to how we (yes, you) can contribute to support victims of Hurricane Maria. At least Mitch McConnell had a very, very bad Tuesday. In fact, most Republicans are having a super bad week, so far. That is why Mitch is trying to sneak a vote gutting a major consumer protection rule in, it is again time to pitch an anti-abortion vote in the House, and of course there’s always room for another assault on Obamacare.

Paul Horner, who wanted people to think for themselves and not blindly share things and made a living off of stupid people blindly sharing his things, died. Fake news is moving real crazies to shoot real people for fake reasons. Fake news uses a real beauty to attract a million followers. Then she found out, so they had to stop.

Hey! Want to know how to help Puerto Rico?  Look at this!

Direct download: September_27_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

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How ‘bout that KITM? Another day loud and clear, “Five by Five” as the kids say. Wouldn’t you like your message heard that clear? You can! Record 3-5 minutes of your opinion, or some opinion/article you admire, contact David Waldman or me and we can put it on our crystalline signal. 

Donald Trump faces a difficult 48 hours. (Not because he can’t golf, most Tuesdays are like that.) Donald is pre-regretting backing loser Luther Strange over loser Roy “Ray” Moore and his Trump-sized pistol. For Roy flashing a gun is American as the Ten Commandments. There’s never enough gun-wielding at Gop meetings.

Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy debated Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar after their health-care repeal defeat, but before their upcoming health-care repeal defeat… They might even choose to be defeated once again on this one before starting that one.

Facebook knows people have varied interests, and are always happy to help you with that. After all, rubles are rubles. Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos also have varied interests, but one shared interest was getting a mole into Facebook.

A Palestinian, a Jewish person, and a bunch of white suprematists walk into a Marriott… which is OK by Marriott.

Get to know the #1 Russian—Oleg Derisaska, to the first Russiagate Domino—Paul Manafort.

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The giant planet scheduled to hit Earth last Saturday had to postpone until next month. We didn’t even have a little planet hit us this weekend. So, David Waldman and KITM are back to address the relatively smaller disasters striking everyone. 

It is however, horrible in Puerto Rico. Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, Graham-Cassidy, and the Anti-flag Burning Amendment Athlete Protest controversy.

The Gop bill is swirling pretty low, but might require another couple of flushes this week. It would be probably worse for Republicans if it passed, but then again if it passed it would be worse for everybody…. Therefore, Single Payer maybe? As some Democrats determine who they’ll vote for in 2016, we all remain united on the big stuff.

Barack Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news. Now we wake up to Jared Kushner using private email to conduct White House business, a Trump nominee committing voter fraud, and appointees to the Agriculture Department including a long-haul truck driver, a country club cabana attendant and the owner of a scented-candle company. Tom Price-tag wakes up and stops with the private jets.

Milo Yiannopoulos trolls for Free Speech Week, trolls after it, and will continue to troll.

Armando calls our attention to Puerto Ricohot, isolated, running out of supplies, and near desperationbut without FEMA, difficult to access by national news crews, therefore too low in television ratings to interest Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton has ideas on how to fix things, which will probably slow Donald up also. The US government needs to fix this before anyone else can.

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Friday, end of the week, time for David Waldman to bring us articles and topics to ponder over the weekend. Ponder briskly, as the weekend might be getting busy, and short.

We all know Donald Trump is a dotard, we just didn’t think of that until now. Thanks Un! Trump’s also a 멍청한 아기 , so he might just dote us to armageddon thanks to his tweet war. Also—Donald alienated those Nambi-Gambi-Zambians.

Is Trump’s defining trait “idiocy”? “Insanity”? “Racism”? A tough call, but Armando chooses “crazy”. He and David search for a rule or a standard that would ever really matter in the healthcare repeal reconciliation process. Why listen to experts? Why obey the constitution? Not if winning is the only Gop goal, and it is.

Tom Price took a private jet to South Dakota to give a speech on wasteful spending.

Facebook failed to protect 30 million users from having their data harvested by the Trump campaign. Trump still uses targeted “dark ads” on Facebook to lie to the followers led easiest by lies. Mark Zuckerberg’s opinion is evolving.

Direct download: September_22_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

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The Jewish New Year, the Islamic New Year, and the International Day of Peace all coincide on the same day this year! Given that, it makes perfect sense that planet Nibiru will be colliding with our planet shortly.  End times being nigh and all, David Waldman took today off, but not before recording a new pre-recorded KITM. Today’s show thumbs its nose at the apocalypse by addressing several “tip of the iceberg” stories due to reveal themselves over time. (If time continues to exist.):

The first receipt of taxpayer funds flowing directly into Mar-a-Largo, and Trump’s wallet—$1,092 for 2 nights.

More connections between Trump’s business partners and the Russians are being discovered at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

The first evidence of Russians explicitly manipulating Trump supporters in real life on Facebook surfaces.

More facts, and more mystery emerges on Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met Team Trump.

News breaks on Paul Manafort offering “private briefings” for Russian Billionaires.

All of above is of interest to Robert Mueller, who is probably linked to Armageddon by someone.

Direct download: September_21_2017_64.mp3
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Sorry, no penis weightlifting do’s and don’ts today. However, between David Waldman and Greg Dworkin, today’s KITM manages to address all other conceivable topics — with the exception of those David reserved for tomorrow’s KITM  Rosh Hashanah Special... Stay tuned!

Norms! Donald Trump is the Normless President. Actually, his single issue, himself, reflects his supporter’s single issue, themselves. His “tone” indicates that focus to conservatives.

Fury! As if what the public feels truly matters.  It’s not just our opinion though, we need to win. Jimmy Kimmel has a right to be furious Bill Cassidy doesn’t need to lie, it just helps. Republican Senators blow a Category 5 anal smoke hurricane. CBO? What’s a CBO?

ChaosRepublican Plan B — destroy everything, anyhow.  The Gop is closing off all exits. The Koch brothers are turning off their money spigot.

She might have seemed heroic fighting alongside her daughter in the Cupcake Wars, but Kelly Roberts doesn’t have what it takes to be Ambassador to Slovenia: a transparent business record.

Tom Price used to dislike fiscal irresponsibility, but then…

Trump won’t shut up, but California hopes to censure him occasionally. 

Trump’s lawyers never know when to shut up, just like the boss. Michael Cohen, who has a Trumpian daddy-daughter thing, loves the news cameras too.

People buying MAGA hats knew, deep down, their money would be paying Donald’s legal bills, but so did the big donors. Nearly a dozen cities are calling on Congress to impeach Trump over foreign emoluments. Someone figured out that the United States Coast Guard administers the charge card program for the Department of Homeland Security!

The Free Telegraph is the new Republican fake news you’ll soon be seeing cited.

The day a doctor’s husband leaves her and her house is burgled, she began research on saving women from cancer.

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Today on KITM: David Waldman tackles the inconvenient placement of Yom Kippur, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” (arr) and psychic vampire vaginal egg skimmers (arr). Don’t look for those at Toys 'R Us, they’re bankrupt. (arr)

Donald Trump made Robert Newton sound like Trevor Howard as he told the United Nations that he will destroy Rocket Mantotally, believe me, once he razes this UN dump.

Donald Jr. works to keep his secrets, even though it’s Eric that tried to hold a secret event at a Trump club. They just can’t keep enough of the nosy people out.

Trump told you he was being wiretapped! Soon, we will find out why.

Fox’s first rule about the sex-cult: Don’t talk about the sex-cult. Soon, Miss Universe 2013 will bite Donald harder than a Moscow hooker.

Warren Buffett knew the S&P 500 index would outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, once the managers took their piece.

Republicans are desperate, in a corner, out of time, and quit caring a long time ago, so...

 
Direct download: September_19_2017_64.mp3
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Hello, and welcome to another week of Can I get a Whoop Whoop? David Waldman helps us cope with the new normal, without letting it get too normalized.

Greg Dworkin invites us to step back and look at the bigger picture. Republicans have to pass something, or they might be seen as... “failures”. So, the CBO score doesn’t matter, coverage of 32 million, including poor, children, disabled, those affected by emergency or disaster doesn’t matter. The future, near or long term, doesn’t matter, as long as they can get people to shut up about it for a moment.

People won’t shut up about Russia either. Including Donald’s own lawyers, even when they are sitting in the restaurant next door to the Washington bureau of The New York Times. Trump’s lawyers were arguing, not about the innocence of their client, but how much guilt they’d like to accept. These people who can’t avoid giving away secrets in restaurants worry their friends are wearing wires in private. Mueller doesn’t need to place wires when he can just follow the rubles to Facebook.

We can’t let Trump become normalized, although the more people get used to his use of Twitter, the less strength Donald Trump gets from using it.

David looks back into the Trump mess that was happening even before the transition.

Free Speech Week is a sham for suckers, but who wouldn’t have guessed that?

The dystopian future of harvesting organs from the poor is now.

The folks that want to keep Robert E. Lee statues up really have no problem destroying national monuments.

A moment of silence for the Russian officer that saved the world.

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Kagro in the Morning is a real radio show, you know, so you can listen to David Waldman and KITM live on WRFZ, Rochester Free Radio on your device dial, although it might mean missing the Francis Sawyer “You Homos” speech from Stripes each day on the usual stream.

You think David dived deep into Spy Mike Flynn’s nuclear “Marshal Plan” scheme yesterday? That was kiddie pool stuff compared to today. The grand scheme was to build nuclear plants in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world… and South Korea… and Virginia and Tennessee.

Does Donald Trump lack a rapport with Republicans that draws him to small talk, and dealing with Chuck and Nancy? Or is he a sociopathic animal only interested in immediate satiation? Trump humiliated Jeff Sessions after Mueller appointment, which should surprise no one.

Ivanka Trump, also a sociopath, knows it is unrealistic to expect her to influence Daddy. In fact it is unrealistic to expect her to perform Senior Advisor duties.

Steve Mnuchin only asked to borrow a military plane, but would have gladly chartered one, just like his holiday rental of Fort Knox.

Former Montana Republican House Majority Leader Michael David Lange is now a former meth trafficker.

Direct download: September_15_2017_64.mp3
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David Waldman pushes all the buttons, and pushes them well, in today’s KITM

Donald Trump proves himself the master of the “Art of the Deal, Who Said There Was a Deal? There Never Was a Deal, But If It Was, It Would Be This Deal.” MAGA!

Greg Dworkin and David discuss whether The Donald ever has a strategy with a beneficiary in mind other than The Donald. Diehard supporters are dying hard, but dying. The Charlottesville resolution will give Trump a chance to knock off a few more.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wanted a military jet for his honeymoon. Who wouldn’t? Good thing he knows a guy who just happens to own the ethics watchdog.

The crown prince of the United Arab Emirates snuck around in the US, and Susan Rice, United States National Security Advisor, decided that might be a national security matter. If he was here to work on a scheme to build Saudi-controlled fuel enrichment plants in the middle of America's largest naval base, plus more than a dozen other locations, then maybe it was.

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Today David Waldman has the KITM media infrastructure figured out and working smoothly, because unlike Ted Cruz, he doesn’t let his staff make decisions he personally might regret. David owns his mistakes—but urges you to pitch in if you have a chance.

The Greg Dworkin twins did make a short appearance, but were soon out of there. Greg rounded up the latest on white Presidents, destroying the Gop, and sham commissions (all about the same thing) Kris Kobach’s sham commission isn’t off to a great start, as if they even cared about that, when there are votes to suppress, and guns to sell—nothing Democrats would be interested in.

When disaster hits, good people jump in to help in any way they can. Trump wants to cut corporate taxes. Some Republicans have helped out by retiring. Dems are picking up special election seats in OK and NH, by big swings.

Want to feel old? Now you can look for people you know in a Ken Burns documentary.

Joan McCarter reports that Bernie Sanders “Medicare for All” bill will be introduced with at least 15 cosponsors, a really big deal, albeit not one that will be passing anytime soon. It’s a big deal considering the tide is turning so fast that before long it will be a Republican idea.

Presently the world’s biggest screw-up, Equifax gets the federal contract for verifying Obamacare data.

 

Direct download: September_13_2017_64.mp3
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Ted Cruz popped up last night as just another shade of the rightwing sex-cult. No soup porn... yet. If you want to spank Ted for it, get in line. David Waldman’s KITM paddle has holes drilled in it just for these occasions, but today it’s reserved for bigger asses:

Where to start—Russians or Trump? Trick question, they fade seamlessly into each other. Which we knew since the Steele dossier, and which many knew long before that. Just when you thought Putin and Trump couldn’t be more intertwined new connections emerge. Trump lied to conceal his Moscow business partners right through the election. Russia used Facebook events to organize anti-immigrant rallies. How could they get away with that? Pretty easily. Let a Russian Russia-splain American sovereignty to you. 

Russia to white supremacy to Trump is a short path. The Senate passed a resolution on Monday condemning white supremacist organizations, which could force Trump to go on the record about these fine people.

Hope Hicks, how does she do it? We might find out soon!

Direct download: September_12_2017_64.mp3
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There was a small hitch in David Waldman’s brand new KITM’s brand new equipment today, but with a few tweaks it sounded perfect. Is this the big reset we’ve all been waiting for? Only time will tell.

Greg Dworkin, who sounded great even when there were two of him, rounded up advice on Hurricanes, Hillary, and how to cover them. (And it’s the 9/11 Anniversary.) Florida awakens to flooding and devastation, with some more woke than others. Hurricanes suck. Trump sucks more. Donald Trump, always a couple pivots short of a presidency, wasn’t hired to govern, he was hired to win. Republicans can’t govern, but aren’t interested in winning, so Donald is tired of them. The biggest mistake in “modern political history” doesn’t like how Donald Trump fired James Comey.

Telsa shows the future of corporations doing whatever they damn well want.

House Democrats challenge Trump's electoral college win! Oh yeah, they did that awhile ago, maybe it’ll catch on someday.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s son sees a lot worse people than Nazis—Antifa, BLM, Jews… David Duke figures that boy might be one of the good ones.

About a third of luxury real estate hides money laundering, well duh.

Trump Tower, where everyone has a secret, and where BDSM, rape, murder, and management overreach (just some of the depths of degradation residents go to) were all detailed in a book—starring Donald J. Trump and almost a TV show—starring… John Barron.

Can you think of a better time for Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) to divulge an extramarital affair? See—you already forgot about it.

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As with most days, our broadcasting day begins with Trump rage-tweets. Today, he’s mad that Republicans—whoever they are—haven’t delivered on Obamacare repeal. But speaking of Trump’s moods, he’s actually thrilled at having gotten good press on the latest budget deal. It’s fun to dream about what would happen if Dems really could manipulate Trump into doing good things just by flattering him constantly. But Republicans are still bending over backwards to protect him, presumably in hopes of hurting more people.

Immigrant-bashing right-wing-blonde-lady-of-the-moment Tomi Lahren is shown the door, but probably won’t leave America.

OK, everybody knows Facebook f*#&ed up our election. And everybody knows Russia is f*#&ing up all the elections, everywhere. It’s what they do. Once again, top Republicans knew too, but swore each other to secrecy so their party could reap the benefits. So now that we know Russian trolls were buying Facebook ads as well as circulating fake news, is it really impossible that they did their own targeting? After all, they have had some practice at it. And it’s not like our fringiest fringe kooks were keeping it a secret that they were vulnerable to manipulative political f*#&nutteryNow look at the particular brand of craziness just now spilling out into the streets. Hmm!

Oh, also, this: Wife of Trump Org ethics attorney arrested after tryst with Fauquier inmate

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David Waldman invites us to join him at the firehose of filth. Let’s!

Greg Dworkin opens today’s tap. Donald Trump reassures us that he’s all talk and no action, nonetheless yesterday Republicans found out Donald’s very good at backstabbing. Trump’s triangulation makes the Gop’s skin crawl for once. A debate forms on who really won or lost. Democrats see this as a big win for Democrats, but Republicans see this as a big loss for Republicans. In fact, some on the right suspect Trump might not be one of them. The far right are especially aggrieved. Maybe it’s time to just quit.

The Mexicans are coming to take our tithes! Hillary haters find out they don’t like Trump either. Trump remains the president of Obama haters.

Facebook gets around to admitting they sold themselves to Russian trolls a few times… 470 of them, 3000 times. Jared and Ivanka might be appalled to hear of the investigation heading their way. Twitter might want to get their things in order also. This woman takes us on a tour of Trump’s Alamo.

Russians flock to Trump properties to anchor some babies.

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David Waldman presents an echo-free KITM! And a new computer is coming, providing untold fidelity next week.

Today Greg Dworkin comes in so clear, you can almost count the number of socks he has in his dryer. Greg brings the latest on DACA, hurricanes and North KoreaHarvey woes aren’t over, Irma is a beast and Jose is not far behind. A Texas couple postpones their wedding and serves three-course meals to victims of hurricane Harvey instead. Ted Cruz demands generosity (and gets it).

Trump didn’t have the balls, nor the brains to take out DACA, but he does have a triggerman happy to step in. What’s a little abuse of public trust to a guy that always abuses trust? The Gop sets ransom demands, and the rest of us will pay dearly.

Remember when the rich couldn’t afford to get richer, and let others have some? The world changes, most change with it, except certain snowflakes

Jeff Flake’s reelection leans upon Trump’s popularity.

Threads fixed Twitter while becoming the literary form of the Trump era. 

Devin Nunes is no recuser. Now he’s gone off the deep end, threatening Jeff Sessions and the FBI unless they tell him more about that pee tape.

Joan McCarter sounds as great as usual. The Senate is actually beginning hearings on potential legislation, unless Irma throws them off track. Donald is also doing his best to keep anything good from happening. States and insurers struggle to guess what to do. Democrats need to shut the Judiciary Committee down, and Al Franken does his part by withholding his approval of David Stras for the 8th Circuit Court.

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer gives Trump another slot to fill.

Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president, and USA Today has proof.

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David Waldman brings us a KITM to get us through the Mondayest Tuesday ever. Last week was Trump's worst legislative week ever, and Congress wasn't even in session.

Boy, when Donald Trump finds out Jeff Sessions cancelled DACA, he’s going to be so angry! In 6 months—approaching the 2018 elections—the beneficence of the Republican congress is due to shine through as they grant it back no doubt, just as Donald told you they should back when he had more brain cells bumping together.

Armando doesn’t buy the Trump spin, ever, and calls in to discuss what’s really happening, and going on behind the scenes. Trump calls NAFTA the "worst trade deal ever negotiated", Canada and Mexico might like a deal without the US next time.

The Right is trying to bend the narrative about Fascists and Anti-fascists, Mike Stuchbery bent it right back at them. Here’s how Russian and Alt-Right Twitter accounts work together to skew the narrative. Germany joins the fight against Russian cyber attacks. Putin denies either pitching or catching.

Now Utah police have to stay away from Utah nurses.

We not only live on a fragile planet, we live on a tiny, fragile thin shell.

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Hey, you got the day offgood for you! What better way to spend it, than to do whatever you want to do today, plus some David Waldman and KITM flowing through your earbuds.

Donald Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay (maybe to get it closer to the 2018 elections?). Matt Damon says the guy was always an ass. John Kelly has to keep Omarosa away from Trump so Donald isn’t triggered. Kelly finds it tough leading a despotic ball-busting baby-man.

If you are celebrating Labor Day today, maybe robots haven’t yet taken your job. Unless you are actually a robot, and you are just saying that to impress people on Twitter. If you are on Twitter you probably are a bot, in which case congratulations, you make a lot more than me. The Bot King is pro-Trump, but denies that he is Russian. The remaining humans on Twitter are mired in futile bot wars. Our Sarah Connor might end up being Valerie Plame.

Russian election hacking continues to turn up, with little attention being paid. Meanwhile, Cambridge Analytica tried a move into the Kenyan Elections, but they don’t allow crap like that there. Around the world, Denmark and Sweden team up against Russian cyberattacks and propaganda, and Norway preemptively orders a manual recount of all ballots to prevent tampering.

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David Waldman brings us a KITM to finish off the week and start the month and give you a few things to think about before the Friday afternoon news Trump dump.

Olympic Alpine Skier/Nurse Alex (Shaffer) Wubbels was not authorized to violate patient rights for some blood-sucking cop in Utah. Salt Lake City police Detective Payne had his authority respected, temporarily. A Georgia police lieutenant who said “we only shoot black people” has retired/was fired. Donald Trump arms his thin blue line, and last respectable source of support.

David looks into limits on the Trump’s power to pardon criminal contempt of court cases.

The Alt-Right works together to achieve just the right balance of overt racism.

Direct download: September_1_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT