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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 EST

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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
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:00am EST

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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.

Direct download: September_20_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:56am EST

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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
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:25am EST

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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.

Direct download: September_18_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:39am EST

Direct download: September_15_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:44am EST

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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.

Direct download: September_14_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:59am EST

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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
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:32am EST

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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
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:38am EST

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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.

Direct download: September_11_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:15pm EST