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David Waldman’s Eleven costume was a bit wasted today, as our long-awaited KITM video link has not yet made it into the World Headquarters renovation budget. Donate!

Armando calls in to talk Papadopoulos, everyone’s new favorite word, is an excellent guy, for… what was that guy’s name again? It seems like only a year ago that Papadopoulos and Trump were talking about stolen emails, but now Donald can barely remember Papadopoulos… Maybe he has something to do with all of those Hillary scandalsPapadopoulos will soon remind Trump of why he never should have hired Jeff Sessions.

Speaking of lying bigoted racists, so is John Kelly. Kelly wants you to know that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man that gave up his country to fight for his… other country. Too bad we couldn’t meet in the middle somewhere, although that seems a little like race traitoring cuck behavior, and Donald Trump prefers Department of Agriculture scientists that aren’t race traitoring cucks.

 

Direct download: October_31_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:45am EST

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Have you heard about the federal grand jury indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates? If not, you really should check out Daily Kos, they had quite a bit on that this morning, and so does David Waldman on today’s KITM:

Those joyous bells ringing throughout your town aren’t church bells, they are everyone’s Twitter alerts going off. Paul Manafort is first out of the perp walk gate, and he is not turning out to be the bargain Donald Trump was hoping for. Paul is charged with “Conspiracy Against the United States”, which sounds pretty serious, but Trump warns all this might distract from Chappaquiddick… (Coming soon from those lefties in mass media, btw.) Lesser known, but with a funner name to say out loud, George Papadopoulos will be the one to remember as the Russian collusion arrests pile up. If Greg Dworkin was here he’d tell you the walls are closing in on Trump. Uranium One is not turning out to be the SOMETHING needed to distract you from this. Firing Robert Mueller would be an awful choice for distraction, so bad that we should plan on it.

Local handyman and former elder statesman John Boehner is unchained and has plenty of less formal indictments to issue.

Heroes are emerging in the account of the Niger attack, and loser Trump will have to admit that some day soon.

The two guys over at Whitefish energy are very disappointed that they didn’t get to cash all of the checks before they were bounced off the contract.

The high and mighty continue to fall as sexual harassment hushing up is not so in anymore, and quantitative vs qualitative considerations have become less relevant. It is less cool to be sex and drugs gonzo, unless you are a third shift Russian Troll, then go for it.

Direct download: October_30_2017_64_edit.mp3
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Are you old enough to remember when Friday was the end of the news week? Well, it is the end of the KITM week, but David Waldman isn’t about to let you go for days without something to take with you.

Donald Trump debuts his sequel to Drug Wars: “Just Say No, Too.” China recalls an earlier version.

Armando believes the latest big right-wing whatabout could be a big political opportunity for us. Remember Michael Flynn’s plan to build scores of U.S. nuclear power plants in the Middle East, as a safety measure? And Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon’s secret meeting with the King of Jordan?

The Senate voted to kill the rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks. Pence cast the deciding vote, but so did Bob Corker and Jeff Flake, because after all their umbrage can only go so far.

Whitefish like helicopters almost as much as Blackwater.

Trump was three weeks late on the Russia sanctions deadline, so he eliminated the sanctions office.

Hater of heritage, lover of unrepentant sex Ralph Northam threatens to drag Virginia’s unemployment well below the national level as he fights for election to Governor.

A history of sexual predation inhibits reporting on sex predators.

Direct download: October_27_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:46am EST

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David Waldman focuses KITM on one subject today. Sexual harassment is everywhere, we are all connected to it in some way. It’s a scandal that society is complicit in covering up, and many might have even romanticized. Of all of Donald Trump’s disgraces, they are probably the ones he has the biggest chance of escaping

George H.W. Bush told the same magician joke prior to groping women. Unfortunately, he had something up his sleeve. Now five women have accused journalist, “Game Change” co-author, and Trump harassment apologist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Justice will catch up to the Donald on this someday, for now at least we have Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Direct download: October_26_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

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Today, David Waldman packs 6 hours of info into a 2 hour KITM. Hit these links and stand back—it’s like an emergency life raft of insight:

Donald Trump has personally attacked 1 out of 5 standing O Senators, a regular Gop S&M lovefest.

Greg Dworkin can’t find the Republican adults. For the right, rules, laws, and ethics are just hurdles towards the finish line, and outrage is a tool to slow down competitors. Jeff Flake will not be complicit, 10% of the time. Plenty of time to grow morals after the race is over. It is who follows up that counts. Meanwhile, some Democrats pick between purity and winning.

Marc Elias, patriot.

Armando brings more insight, and some inside information, to the Whitefishgate discussion.

Lane Davis—Trump subreddit poster, Milo Yiannopoulos intern, and GamerGate conspiracist advanced his radicalized descent through murder, and now no one likes him anymore.

David counts down the greatest hits of Green Floid.

Remember Merrick Garland? The guy that spent $17.9 million to defeat him probably does.

Once you own an Amazon smart lock and Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon can own you.

Masculinity poisons everyone. Is it a symptom or cause of capitalism? Toxic hotspots include California, Texaseverywhere. For instance, Scott Brown in New Zealand, and George H. W. Bush, back when he was 89.

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They’re still hammering away at KITM World Headquarters, so David Waldman reroutes us around the construction with a pre-recorded show. Greg Dworkin returns later this week with his latest round-up, and Donald Trump with his dumbass tweets—tomorrow! 

The Trump team rush-delivers condolences to military families, of course some damage can occur during shipping. Donald has a damaged, pathetic personality, which keeps getting worse.

David unrolls an 80 tweet JJ MacNab thread on the evolution of Russian propaganda in US social media. Cambridge Analytica left voter targeting tools online for nearly a year, if Putin knew this he probably wouldn’t have paid for his copy. Vlad shared his Netflix password with his troll minions.

Breitbart wanted to collaborate with the FBI to help catch themselves DDoSing themselves. The UAE planned to rent an army from Blackwater to invade Qatar.

Terrorists run rampant! No, wait—they’re white, nevermind...

Direct download: October_23_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:00am EST

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David Waldman gets us all the way to the weekend! Whoo hoo! Too bad it just doesn’t feel like the respite it used to be... The weather’s nice, so Donald Trump at least might shut up and golf.

General John Kelly is a loyal soldier, valuable to a Commander in Chief prone to fragging his own troops. Donald loves the gratitude, but where’s the profit in following through?

Are we missing the untold story on Niger? Maybe not now! At this rate Congress should be subpoenaing Hillary Clinton by Wednesday.

Are we missing the untold story on Trump’s Fake Renoir? Nope, but The Art Institute of Chicago adds an addendum.

Are we missing any other untold stories? Not if you’re listening to KITM

Neil Gorsuch might convince the other eight to retire.

Unapproved Trump nominees are trying to serve in their positions, by obfuscating acting “like” and acting “as” their titles

An presently un-assassinated Putin rival ties Jared Kushner to the Kremlin.

Joan McCarter and Chuck Schumer tell us the Senate just passed “one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed.” The scamming runs very, very, deep.

Josie Duffy Rice tells us about the myth of the “progressive prosecutor”.

A story best untold—the Gop candidate abducted by “Jesus-like” aliens.

You can eliminate untold stories. Just tell them yourself, and send it to David! Today we listened to a couple:

David Raatz recorded his own article telling us that In an era of stigma and discrimination, undocumented immigrants have strong privacy interests.

Eric Posner takes Hillary Clinton’s book one step further by describing what could have happened, if she was elected President.

Direct download: October_20_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:37am EST

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Donald Trump hasn’t hit the bottom yet, he won’t hit it today either, or even tomorrow—Trump will make your head spin, you won’t believe how low he’ll go. Considering the Overton Window is free falling to Hell, yesterday doesn’t look so bad...

David Waldman and Greg Dworkin give us their perspective of our collective plummet: 

Representative Pat Tiberi decides to bail out before impact, Senator Thad Cochran says “Why bother?” 

Donald Trump was lying about no president ever offering financial support to grieving families, but Donald did break ground with stiffing them on the check.

There’s the Trump’s lies about the Gold Star Families, and Trump’s lies about his lying. Trump lies, everybody knows he lies, and America just gets dumber, debating whether he’s a moron or just mentally ill. Fox knows this whole mess is President Hillary Clinton’s fault, while the rest of the media wonders if it might be both Presidents fault equally.

Donald thinks you’re kinda cute when you’re angry—anyhow it beats working on stuff. If the Gop can get their tax cuts, they’ll cut that loony loose. Meanwhile, Democrats work to keep the focus on those cuts. Also, the fight over Obamacare isn’t over.

Back to the Russian invasion: Russian social media influence worked, it was probably also the subject and focus of collusion. Trump personally thanked a fake Twitter account linked to Russia. A pro-Trump Twitter account with massive clout was run by Russian trolls. A Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election. David revisits how Americans Were Tricked Into Working For Russia. It just isn’t collusion without some great partners—Facebook and Google helped an Anti-Refugee campaign in swing states, and Robert Mercer opened his heart and checkbook to just about every treasonous bigoted Nazi he met.

Direct download: October_19_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:39am EST

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KITM World Headquarters renovations continue, but with ninja-like stealth, so as not to interrupt David WaldmanGreg Dworkin and Joan McCarter’s broadcast of the latest crazy.

Which is good, because the crazy’s coming at us fast and hard today—you couldn’t make these stories up! Donald Trump’s hurricane approval rate has dropped. Hurricanes don’t vote, but if Democrats do, 2018 will be a good year. As midterms approach, the Gop’s own words are the Democrats’ best weapon. As they cling to tax cuts, do Republicans know what they signed up for? Trump is poison. He’s a deranged animal that will turn on you in a second. He didn’t call soldier families until he was forced, then he didn’t bother to find out their names.

Trump is a heel that wants you to believe everyone else is. Donald Trump negotiates like a hostage-taker. Fox writes his scripts though. Things were nearly normal for a few hours on Tuesday, but someone reminded Donald of his role, and he got back into character. Obamacare is not dead, but now it’s becoming Trumpcare.

Normal is neck-and-neck with crazy in Alabama.

Maybe pro-wrestling, NASCAR, football, and basketball were getting pretty boring, but thank God for Women’s Tennis.

A second federal judge is blocking Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. The Army bans green card holders from enlisting, probably breaking federal law.

Your wing-nut friends are whatabouting “Uranium One!” today. Find out about it here. A Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during election, but some were tricked into helping for free.

Direct download: October_18_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:55am EST