‘An aide to Pence did not immediately respond to a request for comment.’

Just let it … hang out there…

Keep smiling through just like you always do / Til the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away!
Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters (pictured here in a recent lighthearted mugshot) is under arrest (if they can find her) for “three counts of attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, two counts of conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation and identity theft, all felonies, according to the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office. She is also charged with first-degree official misconduct, violation of duty and failing to comply with the secretary of state, all misdemeanors… In October, a judge also barred Peters [and an associate] from overseeing the 2021 election, and after Peters refused to follow new protocols, the secretary of state sued her again to stop her from overseeing the 2022 election. Peters is also under investigation by the state’s independent ethics committee, is facing campaign finance complaints in the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts and was cited over an allegation of contempt of court in another criminal case.”

UD ain’t exactly sure what she did – seems to have involved giving a buddy access to voting machines so he could … change the vote for Peters’ lord and savior Donald Christ …? I’m also a little unsure whether she’s … evading … the authorities or simply taking a few extra minutes for her makeup.

“For Trump, the suppurating wound on American life, and for those who share his curdled venom, war is a hellacious distraction from their self-absorption. Fortunately, their ability to be major distractions is waning.”

All our current attention rightly focuses on Mr Puti’nhead; but it’s still fun to read George Will on the long fart trail left by the last president.

Floundering in his attempts to wield political power while lacking a political office, Donald Trump looks increasingly like a stray orange hair to be flicked off the nation’s sleeve… [His] interventions in Republican primaries continue to be unimpressive …

A European war is unhelpful for Trump because it reminds voters that Longfellow was right: Life is real, life is earnest … Trump’s strut through presidential politics was made possible by an American reverie; war in Europe has reminded people that politics is serious.

We are the sum of our choices, and Vladimir Putin has provoked some Trump poodles to make illuminating ones. J.D. Vance, groveling for Trump’s benediction (Vance covets Ohio’s Republican Senate nomination), two weeks ago said: “I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine.”

‘Russia is more powerful with Ukraine than it is without it. America does not want to deal with a belligerent Russia, a country with a leader that has attempted to interfere with our elections, put bounties on American soldiers’ heads and assassinated people on NATO territory. Do we want them to be even stronger?’

There is blood on the Republican Party’s hands. They were partially responsible for what is happening in Ukraine. Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump were basically as popular on Russian TV as they are here in this country. They’re constantly being played there. What is the impression given? The United States is divided, and there’s an opportunity there. So these folks now own it.

For years, this blog has argued that Alfred Jarry’s character, Ubu, is an eerily exact prefiguration of Trump. I have even coined a name for the former president: Trubu.

Trump would Eat Torn Up Documents

in the Oval Office,

ex-White House Aide Claims

******************************

If you haven’t read Ubu the King yet, for goodness sake, do. Here’s the whole thing in pdf. Read and understand. It will put the latest revelations – and so much else – in perspective.

The Mouse that…

roared.

Lara Logan, the Fox person who said Anthony Fauci is just like Josef Mengele, has been dropped by her talent agency…

….and even Fox isn’t sure it agrees with her that Fauci is history’s worst psychotic sadist.

But her problems are just beginning.

Congressperson Paul Gosar is reportedly suing her for defamation on behalf of the Mengele estate. An email sent to major news outlets, purporting to come from his office, says: “No one, arguably, has been more consistently and viciously maligned in our time than Dr. Josef Mengele, whose contributions to twin studies alone merit acclaim. Now Lara Logan puts him in the same boat with a man who with his Chinese abetters released a fatal pathogen into the world population and is directly responsible for the deaths of millions. Logan will answer for this calumny.”

“His bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution. He can’t accept he lost.”

On his favorite day of the year, Trubu gets a presidential shellacking.

But like his namesake King Ubu, he will bounce back jollier and jollier and jollier!

John Eastman: “I just dropped in to see what condition my sedition was in.”

His take on his famous memo keeps changing. Where is his sedition today?

Makes UD think of the classic song, featured in The Big Lebowski.

‘At the hearing last month, [Gary D.] Fielder protested that he had a “good faith” belief that the election was stolen. He cited theories by other attorneys and Trump allies — such as, no kidding, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.’

No kidding.

A Tale of Two Bar[r]acks

One, a now-arrested foreign agent whose anti-American, illegal behavior “strikes at the very heart of our democracy,” was a hugely admired best friend of Donald Trump. The other, unrelentingly attacked by Donald Trump as a disloyal non-citizen of America, is ranked one of the best presidents this country has ever had.

Both men bear foreign names. Trump darkly ridiculed Obama’s names. He had nothing bad to say about Barrack’s foreign name, or about his two Lebanese grandparents. He constantly implied Obama was an African and a Muslim because he had African roots.

One has to assume Tom Barrack and Donald Trump had a big laugh about this – the two Barracks.

Bullshitter in a China Shop

‘FRANTIC TRUMP AIDES WORRIED “DRUNK” AND “WEAVING” GIULIANI WOULD START BREAKING VALUABLE WHITE HOUSE CHINA’

There’s seeing which way the wind is blowing, and then there’s…

… Alan Dershowitz.

Nobody does it better.

‘Barack Obama called Trump a ‘madman,’ a ‘racist, sexist pig,’ a ‘fucking lunatic’ and a ‘corrupt motherfucker,’ according to new book’

As usual, Obama understates.

Ukraine Run All ‘Round My Brain

Sing it.

Early one morning, half past four
FBI come knocking at my door
Ukraine run all ’round my brain

First come Igor, then come Lev
Diggin up dirt on the streets of Kiev
Ukraine run all ’round my brain

Donnie, Donnie, save me quick!

This Ukraine ’bout to make me sick

Ukraine run all ’round my brain

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