Twin Trouble Thursday

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Crooks R Us Inc.

When the US attorney for the Southern District of New York charged two associates of Rudy Giuliani and two other men on Wednesday with campaign finance violations, the indictment contained a big mystery.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—who had been helping Giuliani search for dirt on Joe Biden and the Democrats in Ukraine—and David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin, who were each identified as businessmen, were charged in what seems to be overlapping capers. Parnas and Fruman allegedly made secret donations to Republicans in an effort to advance their business interests and promote the agenda of one or more Ukrainian officials (which included firing the US ambassador to Ukraine). And these two Giuliani confederates also teamed up with Correia, a business partner of Parnas, and Kukushkin and allegedly made donations secretly financed by a Russian national to Republican candidates for state offices in Nevada to buy influence they could use to set up a cannabis business there. This Russian, who would be part of their legal marijuana venture, sent $1 million from overseas accounts to Fruman that was to be used for contributions to federal and state candidates in Nevada and other states, according to the indictment. It’s illegal for a foreigner to funnel donations to US candidates.

David Corn @ MOTHER JONES

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22 Responses to Twin Trouble Thursday

  1. Micki says:

    Carol mentioned Trump’s idiotic letter … egads! When I first saw it, I thought surely, even for Trump, this has to be fake! Nope!

    It makes one wonder, is his staff a bunch of idiots, too? How could they let this out?!?!?!

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  2. Den says:

    Den woke up this AM, (much to his surprise). While Den knows the details of door replacement, I don’t think he was quite ready for what went from a simple replacement evolving into a major wooden surgical operation. The old front door was a hollow core advertisement of why you should have left that one at the store, it had to since light was visible in several large areas where a seal should have been. At any rate Den went to the big blue box home store and purchased two pre-hung steel doors, heavy rascals they were.

    Next came the removal of the old door. Off with the trim, remove the screws holding the old frame in. This is the point where things got real messy. Next Den measured the distance of the frame, oh oh, the door opening was a full inch narrower than the new door frame. The side boards had to be removed, 😦 The old door frame was a full dimension board 2X8 on each side from the very first door. In addition the aluminum siding terminated at the doorway and was fastened on to a 1X2 which was still well under the siding, and nailed to the old frame. This is where Den sought the aid of his Sawzall, a large reciprocating saw to slip between the 1X2 and the 2X8 to cut the nails holding the 1X2 to the 2X8. 3 Blades later it was done.

    The side boards had to come out, let the prying commence. Unfortunately for Den his hammer and prybar were both 200 miles away in a toolbox. (fine thinking there Den) That required a trip to the hardware store to get a prybar. The hammer would have to make do a large square-head bolt and nut that looks big enough to hold a Boxcar together. So Den went to work, prying and pounding, pounding and prying. After and hour on each side the extraction it was complete, WHEW!

    Next new side boards needed to be fashioned. Luckily Den located some 3/4 inch plywood shelving in a storage room, cut to size they would provide side support for the new door frame. Those side boards were then installed.

    The next extraction required was the new door from the back of the van. The door weighs right around 100 lbs. Den carefully lowered the door partway on the street then slid his hand truck underneath the door and strapped it on. Previously Den had installed a ramp up the front stairs which made the trip up to the door a lot easier but still a physical challenge. Due to the aluminum siding outside the door had to be installed from the inside. It was touch and go as the right side of the door frame was a press fit into the opening and the left was loose 1/8 inch. A good whack with a 2X4 moved the frame into place where it was checked for level and square and screwed in. The addition of some tape temporarily sealed the gap to keep bugs out.

    That brings me to the end of the building story and the beginning of the Fly story. It seems while the door was off for so long, at least 100+ flies had come in and made themselves at home on the ceiling and in the windows. So Den with swatter in hand went after those 100+ flies. He got a lot of them and sent to the big shyt-pile in the sky. When all was said and done Den was totally exhausted with shoulders aching so badly the simple act of lifting his arms was excruciating.

    Today Den resumed fly exterminating and picking up the pieces of yesterday’s labors, definitely a low-key day.

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    • °¿º arol says:

      Your tale made me dizzy. What a lot of work! That you know how, and can do so many different things, bowls me over. And your stamina in these situations is amazing. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  3. Den says:

    The washer is working fine by the way. 🙂

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Going to go fetch your tools before taking on the other door?

    By the way, encouraging spiders will cut down on your fly problem. The outdoor arachnids are your friends.

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  5. °¿º arol says:

    For the record, Mayor Pete fell from grace with me. It was bound to happen since no one is perfect.

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  6. ಠ¿ಠarol says:

    The Trump saga continues to explode daily now. Wow, it’s getting hard to keep up with all of it.

    The EU ambassador was interviewed today. He had some nifty things to say.

    Mulvaney gave a press conference and said Trump was quid pro quo-ing Ukraine, something to do with Democrats, urgine Ukraine to find dirt on Democrats? He said it right out loud.

    Elijah Cummings died this morning. He was one of my favorites to watch at hearings. He was from Balitmore. Trump has tweeted shitty things about Elijah and his town in the past.

    “That same week, Trump faced bipartisan criticism for his seemingly glib response to the news that Cummings’ residence in West Baltimore had been burglarized. “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” Trump tweeted at the time.”

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Nippy out helped speed a but 13 minute walk to the north door of the Hillside Cafe.

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  8. Den says:

    Time to head back over the hill tomorrow to retrieve the rest of my STUFF utilizing the van once again. This is the last of it, 1000 lbs worth. That means room will have to be made in the garage, more STUFF wrestling, luckily I have extra storage on the back of the garage to shuffle STUFF into. Another 400 mile drive to do it all.

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  9. Den says:

    Bombed the hell out of Facebook with comments to suit every genre, I do go out and tear them up on occasion. Woo hoo!

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