Old Allegations

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the European Union has announced the creation of a legal entity that will allow businesses to avoid US sanctions and continue doing business with Iran.

Meanwhile, Rand Paul says he'll introduce a bill to roll back sanctions on Russia if Russia rolls back sanctions on Americans.

That's a misnomer, because Russia's sanctions are completely inconsequential while ours have very heavy consequences. Rand, son of Ron, is either compromised or he's just a tool.

Finally, a federal judge has reinstated protections for grizzly bears, blocking upcoming hunts scheduled in Idaho and Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The first public grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies in almost three decades have been blocked by a U.S. judge who rejected government claims that the fearsome predators had recovered from near-extermination.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered federal protections restored on Monday for more than 700 bruins in and around Yellowstone National Park. [...]

Christensen wrote in his ruling that the case was “not about the ethics of hunting.” Rather, he said, it was about whether federal officials adequately considered threats to the species’ long-term recovery when they lifted protections last year.

In the judge’s view, the answer was no.

  • Badgerite

    A significant part of the gop is up to its eyeballs in Russiagate. Who was it that Julian Assange supported for the US presidency in 2012? Oh yeah. Rand Paul. Who is it that the Russian intelligence service was recently revealed to have been trying to extract from the west to Russia? Oh yeah. Julian Assange.

  • Aynwrong

    The mere existence of ideological purist fart-waddles like Rand Paul, Glenn Greenwald and Jill Stein has made me more than ever a proud “drooling O-bot” who’s defending the system, the status quo and whatever else these self indulgent twits are calling it.

    • Badgerite

      “Ideological purist fart-waddles.” Best and most accurate descriptive phrase I have every heard attached to this crowd. Well done!

      • Aynwrong

        Why, thank you.

  • There is definitely something going on with Rand. Why would anyone in their right mind support rolling back those sanctions right now unless the Russians had something on them. When Mueller drops the boom, and he will, anyone who colluded with Russia will be toast.

    • muselet

      … in their right mind …

      Rand Paul has been accused of a lot of things, but not that.

      (Yes, cheap joke.)


    • 1933john

      Well, Russians are white guys, aren’t they?

      • True! There is some kind of white nationalism similarity between the two cultures. Not to mention the hyper masculinity aspects of Russians and the Right in the US.

      • Aynwrong

        I prefer a Black Russian to be honest with you.