Fischer talks Trump (Jr.)

Senator Fischer & an office VIP…along with Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch

On her weekly press call today, Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, responding to a question, noted that were she in a similar situation as Donald Trump, Jr., she would NOT have taken the meeting with the Russian attorney regarding campaign information.

This was about as far as Fischer would go, noting that she was waiting for the results from the Special Counsel Investigation before passing any judgment on the matter further.

She did also note that there has been no facts presented by anyone that Russia affected the voting procedures in any state, or otherwise tampered with the voting process. She did not argue that Russia did or likely did attempt to influence the election.

And just as long as everyone is going to dive in on the subject, here are a couple of interesting notes:

1) From National Review’s Dan McLaughlin: “It’s Not Treason, but It’s Not Defensible, Either

2) Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz: “Dershowitz slams New York Times op-ed for broaching Trump Jr. treason charge

A couple reviews from legal scholars about legal things.



Brad Ashford finally decided to take that big step and move away from his 2016 Twitter account.

He snatched up @BradAshford18 — dropping the “@BradAshford16” account altogether.

Ashford had been hanging on to that “16” account for some time, awkwardly using it as his 2018 campaign Twitter handle.

Alas, about 20 minutes after I followed him on the Twitter…

And, then his Twitterati reached out to my personal Twitter account, and blocked that too.

(Not to worry readers, he can’t block ALL of my accounts….MMWUHAHAHahahahhahhaha!)


Hey, FWIW, his opponent isn’t afraid of me:



Fischer v Hack

And as long as we are discussing Senator Fischer, note that there is conflict in the Senator’s Washington office:

Both Senator Fischer, and her Chief of Staff, Joe Hack, have conflicting campaigns up right now…in the “Cutest Dogs on the Hill” competition.

Senator Fischer has her dog, Fred, in the running.

Hack has his dog, Rocco, in the competition.

In this election, it should be remembered that there are two outcomes for one’s pooch:

1st place.


When asked how people should vote, Senator Fischer simply replied:


(We wait to see what their FEC and COH numbers look like…)


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  1. countrybanker says:

    Give me a break Senator Fisher, you phony. Every Presidential campaign the last 30 years has been entertaining opposition research from any source to get an edge. Next, you will never in a position that Donald trump, Jr. was in. You are not a player. It is a terrible comment. Its like you also saying you would have fought Frazier differently than Ali did in the first fight. Who cares what you would do because you have never been there and will never be there. A Presidential race is not like your silly little Valentine Nebraska race as a republican who has never taken a major controversial position in a state that is 75% republican. Good grief woman, get a life. Presidential politics ain’t bean bag. When was the last time a sitting republican Senator in Congress was not reelected when they were running? By the way, will anyone in Nevada, Vermont or Alabama recognize your name any better after 12 years of back benching in the Senate? They are clueless who you are now!

    • Sparkles says:

      Proving yet again that the Republican party is a cult.

      July 8, 2017, as reported in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica:
      “I am afraid there are very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, Russia and Assad in the war in Syria,” the Pope said.

      I keep praying I’ll wake up and you flat earthers have finally reached the end our your voyage and disappeared into that great abyss, never to be heard from again.
      But alas, each morning I turn on the news and there you all are, still f*cking up our once great nation.

    • Sparkles says:

      “When was the last time a sitting republican Senator in Congress was not reelected when they were running?”

      8 months ago.
      Two sitting Republicans fell.
      Mark Kirk was spanked by Tammy Duckworth.
      Kelly Ayotte was defeated by Maggie Hassan.

      An article in today’s LJS notes Deb Fischer is fully on board with the new GOP wealthcare plan. A plan that has garnered between 12% and 27% (Fox poll) support from Americans.
      Deb Fischer doesn’t give a rats arse about the people of Nebraska, how many of your parents will be removed from nursing homes, how many of Nebraska’s working poor will lose insurance, how many will die, how many Nebraska hospitals will fail leading to countless thousands of jobs lost and communities devastated.
      In a sane world, Fischer would be crushed in her bid for re-election. But it’s almost certain a malinformed Republican cult will gladly sacrifice a few Nebraska communities and a few of their own family members to once again anoint their TEA babbling Queen. Their Sarah of the Plains.
      And it is just as certain that Fischer (Hannity, Limbaugh, Platte Institute, Leavenworth St.) will convince the cult base that all the carnage that now surrounds them, the newly sick, unemployed, homeless and dying (courtesy of the GOP’s wealthcare plan) is all Obama’s fault.
      The reason your sick, elderly mother is now living in your basement, is Obama.

      Also, the GOP Senator you all love to hate, Ben Sasse, has a big, shiney, cover story in that uber librul Slate Magazine, titled: “The Wasted Mind of Ben Sasse”
      (i.e. – ‘wasted’ in the sense that Ben is a bright man of ideas and principles, in a party that values neither ideas nor principles)

    • Anonymous says:

      Amen. Last night I was wide awake and starved of sleep just wondering what Deb Fischer would say or her ideas about Donald Trump, Jr. I mean this is so important to my life and that of every single American and maybe the entire world. What Did Donald Trump, Jr. say or do? THIS is the single most crucial topic facing America today…at least it is for me. Thank God the news media as made this into the huge story that it is so I can keep trying to learn more of everyone’s opinion including the White House gardner in order to feed the illusion or perception of it being a really big deal because it has the name “Russia” in it along with Trump. What will we do? This is a national crisis if ever there was.

  2. PYHOOYA says:

    The Chinese embassy shoveled money into the DNC for Clinton. Did it elect Bill? No. Bill is a brilliant campaigner.

    This whole thing supposes votes can be bought. That is what you are saying, right? Putin’s rubles bought voters for Trump. — That’s dead wrong. Need proof? JEB OUTSPENT TRUMP 4 TO 1 — HILLARY OUTSPENT TRUMP OVER 2 TO ONE. What would Trump need Putin for? A borscht refill?

    Trump won the GOP primary early on a shoestring. He beat Clinton by an electoral vote landslide. Its like he, the novice, was running for POTUS and Hillary, the expert, didn’t even know how our Constitution works. Before she was brain damaged, she was a stupid crook, not a smart one like Bill. She was why Whitewater nearly got Bill sunk. She did however run the most expensive campaign in history.

    If money buys votes, Hillary Clinton would have beaten Jeb Bush. Or vice versa.

  3. TexasAnnie says:

    Fischer’s dog is the cuter of the two pictured. But Street Sweeper’s adoration of the dog’s owner is reminiscent of a wagging tail!

    I on the other hand do not hold Fischer in such high esteem given her abject failure to do ANYTHING to get federal SPED monies flowing. Recently Betsy DeVos reported that the promised 40% (a promise dating to 1975) is now paying out at 15%. And with the imminently lurking promise to cut Medicaid funding (that’s cutting MIPS for SPED) from the insurance (rather than healthcare) bill the Republicans are working up, things are likely to get even worse for students in need of special education.

    Yet within that insurance funding bill they’re adding $45B for…drum roll…opioid addiction treatment! I’ll wait with baited breath to see how Fischer weighs and prioritizes the funding of Medicaid in public schools…

      • Sparkles says:

        Many of us care what Annie thinks because:
        a) she’s clearly intelligent
        b) always informed and in turn, informative
        c) always thoughtful

        You might want to give any one of the above attributes a try.
        (we understand you’ll have to fake ‘a’, but’s it’s the effort that counts)

      • they are two old finches says:

        Just say it, because she thinks like you. Although think is a strong term for both of you. More like cuts and paste from the same ideological sites.

        Now why doesn’t that surprise us?

        More Inquirer than WSJ.

        But the point would be, it isn’t us who need to change. It is you who can’t get a dog catcher elected.

        Perennial losers. Who don’t have clue.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Every party is a cult. Populism isn’t a party. And Trump is not a Republican. He changed affiliation 5 times. He ran as the Reform Party candidate. Dems are in agony but must learn from it. Republicans are worse off. They think they won. They forget Trump beat one brain damaged Democrat but whipped nearly two dozen GOP senators and governors.

    If you want things to go a different way, you must stop “praying I’ll wake up” and instead open your eyes to dry reason. Get frosty. Analyze not hope. And quit swallowing baits.

    Just now, on PBR, I hear a Progressive, very excited to impeach Trump, say “I cannot emphasis how critically important are these Emails released by Donald Trump Jr.” That is insane. It is a Trump volunteering these Emails. It’s the roadrunner’s trap with a big sign saying “trap” pointing at it. But you think what? Trumps who have been fearless up to now are suddenly scared? They volunteer weapons to kill them? More likely, Trump is again offering naysayers a free ticket to the Oscars but those who use that ticket will end up hanging out on Golgotha. He wiggles bait and people rise to swallow it with relish.

    • Sparkles says:

      The Trump clan is scared out it’s f*cking mind.
      No one alive has seen a political scandal like the one that right now enmeshes our executive branch.
      If you’re not aware of that, you’re simply not paying attention.

      And the hits, like this morning’s Rinat Akhmetshin, just keep coming.
      It’s obvious why Jr. Scoops, Kushner and Manafort chose not to mention that an underworld figure and former Russian spy attended their clandestine little gathering.

      It’s remarkable to watch folks like yourself, Deb Fischer, Charles Grassley and countrybanker continue to try to defend the gangland proclivities of Donny Two Scoops & Clan.

      In relation to this morning’s revelation, how do you GOPers imagine you’ll be able to run away from positions staked out only a few months ago? How will you now claim the Akhmetshin revelation is just more ‘fake news’, when only weeks ago your side was bellowing:
      May 4, 2017 –
      US Congressman talks Russian money laundering with alleged ex-spy in Berlin
      ..”Rohrabacher himself described Akhmetshin to CNN as someone with “an ulterior motive” who is “involved with people who’ve got an agenda” and has “international connections to different groups in Russia.”

      “Akhmetshin has long been on the radar of U.S. intelligence. In a March letter to acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, Senator Chuck Grassley characterized him as “a Russian immigrant to the U.S. who has admitted having been a ‘Soviet counterintelligence officer.’ . . . In fact, it has been reported that he worked for the G.R.U. and allegedly specializes in ‘active measures campaigns,’ i.e., subversive political influence operations often involving disinformation and propaganda.” Grassley identified Akhmetshin as a pro-Russian lobbyist working on behalf of Prevezon Holdings, which until recently* was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over allegations that it had laundered $230 million stolen in a tax-fraud scheme.”
      (a scheme in which Russian money was laundered via -Manhattan- real estate investments)

      Shortly after taking office Trump fired Preet Bharara, the highly respected and admired U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who spent 4 years carefully building a lock-tight money laundering case against the Russians. After Bharara’s firing, Trump toady and U.S. AG, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued Trump’s gangland pals – a Russian crime syndicate – a Get Out Of Jail Free Card by imposing a paltry $6M fine. A shocking move that many are hoping to make Sessions (and Trump) answer for.
      July 12, 2017 – Foreign Policy Magazine –
      DOJ Settled Massive Russian Fraud Case Involving Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr.
      Lawmakers are concerned Justice’s abrupt settlement ‘may be connected’ to Russian overtures to Trump campaign.

      But for you Attention Deficit Disorder Trumpers it’s just – ‘Move along, nothing to see here’… right?

      • RFLMBO says:

        As opposed to the OCD snowflake who can’t think of anything else all day and night?

        Trump, Trump, Trump. He controls your life and it really is pathetic to watch. Humorous, but pathetic. Like a wounded rabbit. Screech all you want, the end of the snowflakes will be the same. A continued slide into despair, frustration and irrelevance.

      • countrybanker says:


        You comment failed to ‘sparkle’.

        I am not a Republican.

        I am not a supporter of Trump other than to say anyone is better than Hillary.

        Both parties are headed down the drain outside of Washington Beltway.

        There is no drain inside the beltway.

        Both party’s are corrupt.

        Both party’s need Washington to continue as is. The media needs Washington not to change. The lobbyist pray for no change

        If you “Sparkles” think the Democrats or Hillary is the answer after what they did to Bernie or all the DNC and Clinton corruption, you are a fool. They are just as bad as the Republicans. If Trump cannot drain the swamp, and we all know he belongs to neither party, tell me who can.

        You need to try thinking like a Liberterian .

  5. the finch says:

    We live in a wooded area. We have large windows, floor to ceiling, on the back of our house for looking out the family room and dinning room. We like to feed the birds farther out in the yard. But when we first moved here, birds chasing each other and others who weren’t paying attention would fly into those windows with the most often result of death. So we put up appliques and left the shades about half down so the windows would be more evident to the birds. It works rather well.

    However, for the last few days, there has been a yellow finch who has come up to the windows and spends it’s time fluttering into the windows. Not hard enough to kill itself but it is very annoying. We put grape jelly on a lid on the railing and finches, Orioles and even Catbirds eat from that lid.

    But not this finch. All it does is flutter against the window for a while. Leave and then come back and do it some more. I moved the umbrella closer to the window to discourage the bird. It rested on the umbrella. It liked to sit on a chair so I moved the chair. It just landed further away. I put up foil to scare it away, but it started landing on the foil and ripping off pieces. All while ignoring the food so close. When I moved the chairs, I put one close to the other set of windows. The bird eventually went to that chair and started the same thing at a different window. It has even got to the point when we approach the window and the bird from inside, it doesn’t faze it. Most birds will scatter before we even get to the windows.

    And it strikes me, how much this bird is like progressives. No one, even them, are sure of the object of their life. Except bounce off that window. They ignore the basics such as food to continue throwing themselves at an unattainable goal. They over come all obstacles put in their way because this one obsession is all that matters. They will over come anything to reach the objective. Although the objective is only known to them. It appears that they and the bird have some kind of unholy obsession. A futile life known only to them.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the world looks on, sometimes with amusement, other times with horror that some one would self mutilate like that. Can they really believe that that life style is good for themselves or anyone else? Living a life with no discernible objective but to fly into that window. A perfect example of what a wasted life looks like.

    Maybe they have “High Hopes”. But then, there is no doubt, they will be long gone and forgotten as the window remains intact. Leaving no legacy at all. No one will even know they were here. How sad.

      • does this finch really want to change? says:

        The first step is admitting you have a problem. I am proud you have chosen to proclaim it publicly.

  6. Jr. Scoops says:

    I went home with a waitress, the way I always do
    How was I to know, she was with the russians, too?

    I was gambling in havana, I took a little risk
    Send lawyers, guns, and money
    Dad, get me out of this, hiyah!

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