Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Michael Cohen
The latest episode in his car crash of a presidency, Donald Trump's ex lawyer Michael Cohen has just admitted to breaking finance laws in connection with the presidential election in 2016. As part of a plea bargaining agreement, he has admitted that he paid hush money to an assortment of women that Donald Trump has had affairs with over the years. 

As this was, in his own words, "with the intention of influencing the outcome of the election", the payments should have been declared as campaign expenses. Needless to say, they weren't.

His most damming claim is that the payments were made "at the direction of the candidate". That's Donald Trump, in case you are not paying proper attention.

Trump himself however is claiming that Michael Cohen was making up the stories to get a deal.

This leaves an intriguing question. If Michael Cohen made up the story about making the payments, then he must be innocent and should therefore be acquitted. Why would he need to "get a deal"?

Donald Trump should therefore issue him with a Presidential Pardon in order that justice be properly served. He should of course pardon himself at the same time just to make sure.

On the subject of Donald Trump. For those of you who believe that renewable energy is the way to go; don't be fooled by the hype. Donald certainly isn't and he demonstrated the fact with this concise and erudite speech made to supporters at a fund raising dinner in New York recently.

You remember Hilary with the coal, right?
Sitting with the miners at the table?
That wasn't so good for her.
So the people of West Virginia and all over.
You look at Wyoming.
You look at so many different places where they just.
Pennsylvania, where they loved what we did.
And it's clean coal and we have the most modern procedures.
But it's a tremendous form of energy in the sense that in a military way – think of it – coal is indestructible.
You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. [Makes boom boom boom noises].
Bing [Mimes shooting a large gun].
That's the end of that one.
If the birds don't kill it first.
The birds could kill it first.
They kill so many birds.
You look underneath some of those windmills, it's like a killing field.
The birds.
But you know, that's what they were going to. They were going to windmills.
And you know, don't worry about when the wind doesn't blow.
I said “What happens when the wind doesn't blow? Well then we have a problem”.
OK good.
They were putting them in the areas where they didn't have much wind, too.
And it's a subsidary. [sic] You need subsidy for windmills.
You need subsidy.
Who wants to have energy where you need subsidy?
So, uh, the coal is doing great.

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