A Note on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Notes on The Taming of the Shrew

   The Taming of the Shrew is a play set in Padua and Verona within a play set in Warwickshire England, performed for Christopher Sly. The spectator, though, is never brought back to Warwickshire, but is simply left within the play performed for Christopher Sly. It seems, then, that the play is about the capacity of man for delusion, The spectator is left with the delusion that the obedience of Petrucio’s Katherine the Shrew is better than the liberty of Lucentio’s Bianca. Petruchio of Verona is very much like a relative or descendant of Mercutio. Unlike the philosophic Lucentio, Petruchio is martial, like King Henry V, and not a romantic, not a lover. Lucentio has come to Padua to institute a program of liberal studies, of virtue, of Aristotle and, Tranio adds, Ovid, or love. The statement is quite astonishing, as this is just what we say Shakespeare is up to. Lucentio tells Tranio he, the son of Vincentio the merchant of Pisa, has arrived in “fruitful Lombardy/ The pleasant garden of great Italy” to institute a course of learning and ingenious study, and so he is studying:

Virtue, and that part of philosophy

That treats of happiness

By virtue specially to be achieved.

(I,i, 18-20)


But first, he must overcome the political problem exemplified in Socrates and Xantippe (I,ii, 68-69): Philosophy cannot govern the irrational by persuasion, and it is unwilling to use force. The play, then, is about using the capacity of man for delusion to address the fundamental political problem, so that one might, in these most liberal Italian cities, introduce the best education, or, the liberal arts.

   Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, but must first overcome two inconsiderable competing suitors and the circumstance that she cannot, by the will of her father, be married until her elder sister the charming Kate is married.

It is at the home of Petruchio in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, that the Shrew is tamed, the scene (IV, i) having shifted from Padua. From the start, Petruchio has used the true desire of the Shrew for a husband, and now has dragged her through trials until she loves him. As with the delusion of Sly, the obedience of Kate is a vast improvement. Her sorrow and envy of her sister were based upon this desire, more fundamental than her shrewishness, and the martial Petruchio is just the man to tame her.


More August Tweets

  1.  Pinned Tweet

    See? Glenda is helping Dorothy. The Constitution is the Ruby Slippers.

  2. Trump is of course the traveling salesman Dorothy meets in Kansas, who in the dream becomes the wizard, saying “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” The field of opium poppies we have seen. The Wicked Witch has a crystal ball, just like Putin and his internet. Her three companions are like three parts of the soul, the heart having two aspects. courage and love. The mission is to get back to Kansas, and to do so she must face the Witch and get the broom, though she has always had the power. The Witch wants the Ruby slippers.


    1. A lawyer said Facebook changed the law in 2016 so they own all inventions on Facebook. Prior to then, I would have had a case.

    2. The paradox is that Strauss, following the way of the philosophers and Athens, is one of few who care enough to read Genesis.

    3. The purpose of life? God placed man in the garden “to till and keep it.” To till and keep the garden of the Lord is, then, one statement of the purpose of life.

    4. Richard W. Painter

      IMPEACH!!! For God’s sake, why are Congress persons paid six figures?

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    5. Norm Eisen

      Ja, Did you support any of the three efforts to have the Supreme Court Void the election due to Russian interference based on Article IV ? Smart guy!

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    6. Richard W. Painter

      IM{EACH!!! For God’s sake, why are Congress persons paid six figures?

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    7. Anne Applebaum Retweeted Nuddering

      Hey ! The imposition of Soviet communism on Eastern Europe started in 1944, well before the Cold War; Nato was a reaction to that, not the cause. Read my book about it – here’s a link – and then you won’t make these elementary mistakes

      Anne Applebaum added,

    8. ❃ Kassandra Seven ❃

      “Should” does not make law. We must impeach and void the election, by appealing to the Supreme Court.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    9. This may be the best essay of the Twentieth Century. I have it ranked #1 on Genesis. Of the second and sixth day, it does not say God saw that it was good. Why? On the Interpretation of Genesis … via

    10. I am getting ready to go on CBS This Morning!! Reality’s voice and story is finally being heard!

    11. Mark Small Retweeted DB 🗽  🌊 🌊 🌊

      Yuppers to that!

      Mark Small added,

    12. Lester & Charlie

      Like Dorothy, we need only realize the truth, and we’ll be back in Kansas. Stand Up! Impeach!! Fix the 2016 election fraud.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    13. Ok, Google, we want to know exactly what algorithm has determined that what appears when I google “mmcdonald77 Twitter” is the “most relevant.” I thought is more likely the “most useful to Trump-Russian Trolls. I want to choose the algorithm.

    14. The “Evangelicals” are good at obedience and not questioning, which works well until some tyrant figures out how to use gullibility and where to find it en organized masse.

    15. Hey, Inquiring minds want to know, did she ever smoke pot? No wonder we are being out calculated by a bunch of slaves and tyrants! Do we have any free persons serving in the executive agencies? Wonder how they pulled one over on liberty?
    16. If they do not, the first strategy is to ignore them, as in “Do not grab the snake by the wrong end.” The second strategy is intelligent resolve. We can beat these people.

    17. As Roger Stone threatened Congress if they impeach, Trump-Russian gangsters will threaten and may enact violence in order to retain the fraudulent seizure of power and the end of American liberty. If we stand up, they may sit down.

    18. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Janet Smith

      Trump is a tyrant. But he is a petty tyrant. Will America stand up to tyranny, even if we have to say “no?” What if it hurts the tyrant’s self esteem?

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    19. Ticia Verveer


      Mark A. McDonald added,

    20. Trump bought fake followers from Twitter, to gain the crowd flocking effect. The Republicans may have paid Google to influence searches. The party intentionally adopted Bannon-Putin methods of controlling opinion by fake news. Crossing from advertising into election fraud.

    21. My daughter Reality Winner remains jailed and will be transferred to prison any day now. She has been treated unfairly by the DOJ. They persecuted her so aggressively because she has no power or money. I hope they don’t get away with this. We need to demand

    22. This spoof was actually set on Fox in the AM so Trump would see it, and he did. Last Week Tonight’s Catheter Cowboy via

    23. On the grave of John McCain, lets get hold of the campaign finance problem, which will destroy liberty in the internet age.

    24. For years, prominence has been sold, which means that money or worse determines opinion. We may never have another free election.

    25. Google must publicize the algorithms by which people and things are presented, and even be required to submit these to an honest FCC, in order to secure liberty in the age of the internet. Otherwise, Russia etc. could use data to target bought or hacked interference

    26. Personality theory: People have facets, like a carved diamond. The Buddhists told Leonard Cohen, people are like stones being polished as the rub against one another. The political animal.

    27. Nick Drake – From The Morning via

    28. Library of Congress

      The vote secures representation.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    29. Reuters Top News

      Monsanto is destroying thousands of years of human agriculture to control seeds and sell pesticides. WE are destroying millions of years of life growing “from the dust of the earth.”

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    30. Please read my father’s farewell letter to the country he loved so much – “Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender.” 🇺🇸

    31.   Retweeted

      John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    32. Megan Frantz

      “Do you love me too?”

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    33. John Notestein

      The way of the cross is the way of self sacrifice.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    34. If the Lord has gifted you with riches, it is in order to do lots of good things for others in His name.

    35. The Wizard of Oz is THE American myth, and folk prophesy (about our nation rather than the whole world). Trump is the fake wizard, and the witch has a crystal ball. Let’s go get that broom! Watch for flying monkeys! Find water: The witch is made of sugar. Protect the Scarecrow

    36. PROOF the CHP is lying to the news: Listen closely this witness says * He wasn’t on the freeway yet * The officer emptied his gun that he had to reload to shoot at him again * He shot my father FIVE times before he jumped the fence to run into traffic to stop a car surely for 1/2

    37. help * The officer shot him again making my father fall over the center divider which is how he ended up on the other side 2/2

    38. truly amazing … when you have the will anything is possible

    39. BREAKING: A “final message” from the late John McCain is read by an aide.

    40. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted K. Sennholz MD

      FIRE ICE!!

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    41. NowThis

      In Salem, Mass, if the Devil was active, it was in those thinking themselves holy and accusing others of “witchcraft.” They killed some 22 innocent people, including children.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    42. The “weapon” was probably a cell phone. This would seem to be negligent homicide, again!

    43. Replying to 

      None of it makes sense. They won’t even tell us what happened. He didn’t have a gun he was just in a car crash. But because he walked into traffic and the way he looked they shot and killed him so fast. Someone said they even saw him put his hands up and that’s when they shot

    44. This is my father. He was shot & killed on the 99 in Bakersfield on Friday morning. He was in a crash and hit his head so bad he was bleeding but because of how he looked they thought he stole the car he was driving so they killed him. Please help me get justice for him.

    45. The artwork of Jim Carrey is immortal: especially, Electric Jesus, Sunshower, James Dean and Valentine.

    46. Beautiful Women From The Past | History Lovers Club | Page 19 via

    47. Style Icon – Audrey Hepburn | History Lovers Club | Page 10 via

    48. The beautiful Audrey Hepburn was almost a girl too good to be true. See more images:

    49. John McCain with his squadron, 1965.

    50. God  🌈

      Let all murder cease.

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    51. Let’s play a game….since no one will play questions with me….what is the best pet name for besides ?

    52. We’ll do it again!

    53. Happy More than 4,000 years ago, a dog left his (or her) front paw marks on this clay brick while it was lying out to dry. The brick was used in the construction of the ziggurat of the moon god Nanna at Ur.

    54. Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia would have been 54 years old today if she hadn’t been brutally murdered for her anti corruption work. The world is still awaiting justice and we won’t forget

    55. Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I’m a crank. But the word “royals” just …will never go down easy. Only person I ever felt comfortable referring to as “Prince” came from Minneapolis

    56. Anthony Bourdain

      The last song Bourdain tweeted:

      Mark A. McDonald added,

    57. Comin’ Back To Me by Jefferson Airplane via

    58. Jefferson Airplane – Comin’ Back To Me via

    59. Jefferson Starship – White Rabbit – 11/8/1975 – Winterland (Official) via

    60. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love (Live at Woodstock Music & Art Fa… via

    61. Somebody to Love – Jim Carrey (Cable Guy) via

    62. Kris Kristofferson – For the good times (1970) via

  3. 🅷🅾🅻🅼🅴🆁 𝌛=𝌲

    Calling all Centrists: Boycott the Republican Party!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  4. History Lovers Club

    And Nemo cat thinks my shed desk is messy!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  5. Rose Delgado

    Abortion involves other proto-people’s bodies, with rights in the future, and half are “female.” Requiring a judge and judgement would make abortion safe, legal and rare, and end abortion as convenience.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

      🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

    Three Supreme Court cases tried to void the 2016 election, which does not confer legitimacy. States would have to bring suit. (#16-907, 16-1464, 17-857)

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  6. No Quorum No Vote For people wondering about Vice President Pence, he is not a Senator and thus cannot participate in roll call.

  7. Hey — a full month has passed. We’re not going anywhere until the families you tore apart are reunited.

  8. dylan

    Ja, we could all get back to the brief, frail happiness of normal human life.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  9. Billie J. Winner-Davis Retweeted  🥀

    Reality Winner is She should be released today.

    Billie J. Winner-Davis added,

  10.  Gen Michael Hayden


    Mark A. McDonald added,

  11. In 2013, I threw a party in DC to honor Clint Romesha right before President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. I told lots of politicians about it; only one elected official showed up.

  12. Sonia Moghe

    Do the “Evangelicals” care?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  13. They locked me up for 20 days while 16-1464 was being written. Part of the explicit sworn charge is that I said I was working on a Supreme Court case. Reference to Marbury was added to 17-857, but other suggestions were not heard- such as bringing the CIA right into the court.

  14. Three obstructed Supreme Court cases attempted to void the 2016 election due to Russian interference, #16-907,#16-1464, and #17-857. States must bing suit for original jurisdiction, and to prevent the obstruction of peaceable assembly while the cases are written up.

  15. Ticia Verveer

    Prophecy by logic:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  16. In Michigan, we are quite proud that there never was slavery. Jefferson outlawed slavery in the Northwest Ordinance, long before slavery was banned in Europe. All our students know now is that Jefferson owned slaves- in Virginia, where they could not legally of safely be freed.

  17. When you’re trying to explain how bad it is here to friend out of state. Lake Heritage. Photo credit: Chris Halverson

  18.  McSpocky™  👽 🖖

    …and then pardon himself. Impeach this tyrant!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  19. Real talk: Wildfires are burning all around us. Until we see substantial rainfall, we’re going to continue to see some from time to time. Just how much + how bad will depend on fire activity + wind direction

  20. Cindy McCain

    She and John signed my copy of the John McCain book, Faith of My Fathers.years ago,

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  21. Krasenstein’s new sunglasses got 3.5 thousand likes on Twitter. Will the word “illegitimate” explained get even one.? Do not wonder, then, how this could happen.

  22. And received what I took to be death threats, for which I was seized and nearly given Haldol. No one stood up. I could have been killed in at least three different ways. Just give someone a death threat, then drug them into psychosis when they report it. Everyone is vulnerable.

  23. Ja, when I called the feds and asked what constituted election fraud, I was told it had to involve money. Referred to the office of ethics, they literally told me to go read Tik Nat Hahn. I published a citizen’s arrest of Trump, worked to get the electoral college to consider…

  24. Ted Lieu

    John McCain

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  25. Richard W. Painter

    Supreme Court cases 16-907, 16-1464, and 17-857 ask that the 2016 election be void due to Russian interference. Any press yet want to cover it? Any FBI want to prevent the obstruction of citizens bringing a Supreme Court case? It was effected decisively by obstructing association

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  26. It is a techie error anyway, and what they meant was that because it was done by data collection and targeted interference, no scrutiny of voting machines would detect it. I sat here, watched them do it, called the FBI and told them, and was attacked for doing so. Reality Winner.

  27. so that he would know who to reward. Legitimacy is a word from political philosophy, and it is just the question. When he said the means were “undetectable,” he was repeating something he had been told, because he does not know that the means are undetectable.

  28. NP: Actually, I have been saying the president is illegitimate and arguing this because of the Russian election fraud, and three obstructed Supreme Court cases have been brought with Zero press. The reason is that Trump was told the election would be turned for him…

  29. Ja, let’s have Donney deal man, Mr. “America,” lean on his good friend Vladdy to OPEN UP THE RUSSIAN INTERNET! All that business potential, I mean, since the KGB, like the mob, has turned to legitimate business!

  30. But see the shed in the picture behind the apple tree? I do not get serious study or writing done on the computer, and one reason is outdoor smoking. I won’t write those books when I’m 80 anyway!

  31. They showed us in sixth grade. Cigars too, but the packaged is way worse. When I think about it, I get nervous, and want to go out and smoke. ‘Least it’s outdoors now. We say, in the winter, ja, its bad for your lungs, you’ll catch pneumonia!


    Since I was 16, I do cigarettes, coffee and reading and writing. I wont outlive Methusalah! But we like the word “Valetudinarian,” used, though, by a guy who is not here! We save a lot of time by ignoring the body and not worrying about the inevitable.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  33. This is so cool. Steven Tyler surprising a street musician who was singing “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” The guy looks like he’s in shock the whole time…especially at the end.

  34. Libertarians: Third parties must proceed in this two party system by endorsing and bargaining for endorsements of the party that most takes up planks of their platform. The most selfless third parties might then get going that way, while the selfish harm their own cause. CLC.

  35. The tree of life are given for the healing of the nations, at the end of the whole Bible. What, then, is the tree of life? Are there plural “nations” in the Kingdom of God?

  36. Strange Fruit – the story behind “The Song of the Century” via

  37. Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit (Live 1959) via

  38. Ja, I’m trying to coerce Jack White into doing this as rock blues by threatening to do it on French horn! Billie Holiday-Strange fruit- HD via

  39. We are still waiting for a rock blues version of Billie Holliday’s version of Strange Fruit

  40. How long, How long? How? Neil Young – Southern Man via

  41. Neil Young – Southern Man – Carnegie Hall – 2014/01/09 via

  42. neil young – southern man Lyrics-HQ via

  43. Singing In The Rain – Singing In The Rain (Gene Kelly) [HD Widescreen] via

  44. Federal agents have coerced seized immigrants into signing papers. No number of murders is going to change the truth that ICE disregards law and hurts people in the name and on the taxdollar of U. S. citizens. FIRE ICE! IMPEACH TRUMP!!!

  45. Vaccines! Ok, Vladdy boy, one more, and we’re opening up the whole Russian internet!

  46. UnsilentMajority  🌹

    Cats usually seem disturbed by mirrors, niether fooled nor able quite to see that the image is themselves. This one inquires!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  47. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Raw Story

    When a foreign adversary cultivates a fascist minority in one’s nation, one may indeed have to say “no” to them. Like Roger Stone, they will threaten violence against constitutional political action to correct the problem.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  48. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Together we rise  🙌🏾

    How long, how long? How- Neil Young

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  49. John Harwood

    That’s what happens when one surrounds themselves with people who are using and being used. The Trumpsters are not there for Liberty and Justice.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  50. Mark A. McDonald

    Ask Dick Cheney how much he reveres the Fourth Amendment, and you will see how this could happen.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  51. David Hogg Retweeted The New York Times

    So we can’t -afford textbooks for our children -regularly fund inner-city schools -pay our teachers a livable salary -have free public college Yet, we can arm teachers sounds like the is pulling strings to increase gun sales in a record low year.

    David Hogg added,

    Ronan Farrow

    Data collection allows every vulnerability to be collected and used. Restore the 4th Amendment and a government whose purpose is to “secure these rights.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  52. The Hill

    This dude simply has too much time on his hands. We should ask God on Twitter to get him a real job!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  53. Billie J. Winner-Davis

    We need proper channels when questionable material is classified, but anyone in the position of Reality would know ahead of time that it is a mere formality to appeal to superiors, who are not free due to the chain of command. Congress simply is not capable, and so we have press.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  54. Amee Vanderpool

    Suggest that her lawyers argue that she was prevented from going through more proper channels.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  55.  Translate Trump

    10 mistrials plus the unavailable tweet.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  56. ‘s gesture of civil disobedience was an effort to protect ! I am forever ! We had the right to know that a foreign enemy was interfering in our electoral process.

  57.   Retweeted

    I’ve never read so many pages so fast! Super interested in this book given my thesis research related to the Magnitsky Act. Thank you for this significant & chilling account. Currently recommending this book to everyone I know!

  58. I’ll be on tomorrow morning to talk about NSA whistleblower Reality Winner’s sentencing with and James Risen. It’ll be an excellent opportunity to share reporting and break down important issues surrounding the case.

  59. Colin Powell has a vote in the Electoral College, and could be President if the Court would void the electoral vote- top 3 candidates go to the House if there is no majority.

  60. The exceptions ae Washington, Jefferson, maybe Madison, and of course Lincoln, for single men on whom our liberties depend. But certainly not a Donney Trumpet- IMPEACH!!

  61. Senator Durbin of Ill is wrong in one sense about the seriousness of impeachment: Our nation does not depend upon any one man, and not impeaching Trump over a year ago-given the possibility of Russia using him- is extremely stupid, and harmful.

  62. If FBI “sources and methods” include making fake realities for people when they have no warrant, they are liable for the damages, including psychological. But our nation will be destroyed by these illiberties before anyone is even questioned, let alone held accountable.

  63. National Enquirer will be glad they have been given immunity when someone considers their very influential fake news about Hillary and Russia the week of the election, Nov. 2016.

  64. …FBI of a once free nation that used to have a Bill of Rights with a Fourth Amendment.

  65. It is apparently forbidden to question the FBI or call for oversight of the executive agencies. Congress was not capable of such oversight anyway. Ok, how did it happen that had access to enough data to turn the elections? Tell us, FBI of a once free nation.

  66. If all “conspiracy” theories are forbidden by the mere appellation, we must be prey to every conspiracy. But rather, the accusation is a convenient defense. We are entering the “Hall of Mirrors” phase.

  67. But the Court is the correct way to address this problem and avoid disaster. Prior to the appointment that depend upon the question, the Court is divided 4-4. But these are Justices, and should determine 8-0 that the 2016 election does not confer legitimacy.

  68. Three attempts were made to void the 2016 election due to this unprecedented election fraud, Supreme Court cases #16-907, 16-1464 and 17-857. Obstruction of these unfunded and unsupported efforts was simply allowed. Impeachment will not even correct the harm done to the executive

  69. One does not make sense of what appears by forbidding certain questions and hypotheses. As when walking on a rotting floor, it is a blessing to know where the ground is solid. The forbidding itself, and the suppression of speech and inquiry, requires explanation.

  70. Mark A. McDonald

    What’s your explanation?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  71. Reality Winner: What if a tyrant and criminal organization were installed by foreign election fraud, then used the laws against “leaking” to prevent us from knowing about and correcting the matter? What happened when she went through Congress, the proper channel?

  72. John Dingell

    WHY did only 58 Democrats in the House support impeachment last time it was proposed with ZERO press?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  73. Facts Do Matter

    The German economy looked great about ’36. Ask em again in ’45. Politics is not about money- some things more a bit more important, like people, and TYRANNY!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  74. We suspected something like the FBI using Kaspersky to spy on Americans to counter terrorism, enlisting Russian help, getting burned when Putin elected a tyrant for his control and our destruction. Now the FBI does not want to admit it, nor to give up “data collection.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  75. Calling all centrists: Boycott the Republican Party! for indifference to tyranny and Russian election fraud. IMPEACH CONGRESS for allowing Internet interference

  76. Tea Pain

    Three attempts were made to void the 2016 election due to this unprecedented election fraud, Supreme Court cases #16-907, 16-1464 and 17-857. Obstruction of these unfunded and unsupported efforts was simply allowed. Impeachment will not even correct the harm done to the executive

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  77. If your having a Cohen pay off a Stormy Daniels, I’d think you violated a bit more than campaign finance laws.

  78. Pentagon identifies Army helicopter pilot killed in Iraq crash: CW3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Wash. Member of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, had 9 deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan

  79. PRAYERS FOR CARTER — President Jimmy Carter has announced his recent liver surgery found cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. Spread the word and pray for our 39th President by sharing this image made by ABC 6.

  80. John 18:38: Not that it is not a good question just because Pilate asks is cynically.

  81. Retweeted Peter Daou (): Let’s be blunt: If you’re going after an FBI agent and not 12 Russians who hacked our election, don’t call yourself a patriot.

  82. Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind via

  83. Billie J. Winner-Davis Retweeted Eugenia Stonecroft

    OMG. I love this so much!!

    Billie J. Winner-Davis added,

  84. Jim Croce – I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (1973) via

  85. Watch for Trump-Russia to use the Catholic scandal. Putin likes those win-win set ups, as with the “Me Too” movement. Data collection allows the collection of vulnerabilities to be used when their plans are served.

  86. Sarah Kendzior

    We will see unfold what they whispered to one another in their 2 hour meeting, because we won’t IMPEACH!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  87. Michael McFaul

    We have a problem. We have allowed opinion to be influenced by data collection and targeted interference, and now, if they insist, we may have to say no.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  88. Cohen is the guy on tape saying with confidence that the Russians could get Trump elected.

  89. TrumpSwamp

    …because they are not “first” “ladies”!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  90. Look for new methods, now that we are catching on…to what they did two years ago!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

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  91. THE TRUTH is Trump’s campaign had 75 contacts with Russia WHILE Russia was attacking election. THE TRUTH is 5 Trump campaign advisors and 26 Russians have been charged. THE TRUTH is Russia is attacking our elections and Trump is attacking the investigation into Russia’s attack.

  92. Evan McMullin

    Ja, Giuliani is almost quoting Pilate!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  93. Trump, who needed money to finance his endeavors, started taking “Russian money,” according to Baer.

  94. Russian immigrants, including KGB illegals, began settling in Brighton Beach, New York, which is the start of the Russian mafia in America, Baer explained. The mob bosses worked out of Trump’s Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino.

  95. Mark A. McDonald

    This contains an astonishing bit about Trump’s neighborhood in New York. Look, we think the Russian mob had something to do with the Oxy-heroin scam, on the medical end, and PLENTY to do with Internet election fraud. Trump is a thug. Stand up and IMPEACH, or our we will be toast!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  96. Bill Browder


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  97. Amee Vanderpool

    At least she does not cyberbully Donney’s whores!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  98. Erin (Eeks) Stair

    Including the practice of psychology, where privacy and “therapy,” as well as the assumption of an esoteric knowledge, allows for abuse.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  99. Pope Francis

    “We showed no care for the little ones.” Penance, 3x. The Church must be able to repent.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  100. Billie J. Winner-Davis

    Executive powers used to hide election fraud conspiracy is impeachable.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  101. One notes how they use the issue of weed to violate every other right. These men could have been shot, and NOTHING would be done. Take a knee for liberty!

  102. StanceGrounded

    It is fundamental that when one has done nothing wrong, government must leave them alone. That is the Fifth Amendment- they cannot take our liberty without due process. A citizen does not owe the satisfaction of baseless suspicions.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  103. WE must revoke Trump’s security clearance by impeachment, for national security. But this has been true for two years!?!

  104. Our own fate is nothing compared to the harm we do to the world if we do not remove this tyrant. If Congress understood, it would have been prevented. Trump-Russia knows we won’t react till it is too late, and counts upon this quirk of democracy..

  105. One party government is taking over the executive branch and the whole government piece by piece, and seizing the law itself, while we stand by and watch, because we are afraid to impeach.

  106. To NPR: Indeed, Brennan has not been stopped from speaking. That comes just down the road in our progress toward tyranny. The president cannot use his powers to suppress any of the First Amendment rights, or he violates his oath of office, and is subject to impeachment.

  107. Sentencing hearing for Reality Winner set for Thursday August 23 at 10 am. Did she break the law? Yes. Did she do harm? No. Does she deserve 5+years????

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  109. What can we do? IMPEACH!! VOID the 2016 election. Boycott the Republican party for indifference ! Oh, and fix that little problem with the internet that allows foreign governments to hack or buy “data” and then target interference, ending free elections and political liberty.

  110. Russian immigrants, including KGB illegals, began settling in Brighton Beach, New York, which is the start of the Russian mafia in America, Baer explained. The mob bosses worked out of Trump’s Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino. Trump … started taking “Russian money,” according to Baer.

  111. BREAKING: Per , White House counsel Don McGahn decided to cooperate “extensively” with special counsel Mueller’s obstruction probe, reportedly because he feared Trump was setting him up to take the fall for obstruction. Trump may not know about McGahn’s cooperation.

  112. When we have had enough, a mere 67 Senators will remove this scam potus. It may seem like a lot, but it is only some 17-19 Republicans, less than 40%. Impeachment has been an obvious requirement of national security for well over a year.

  113. Don’t let Trump’s odious attack on distract from the fact he & his crew are guilty of 1. Agreeing to conspire with a secret Kremlin plot to influence the 2016 election to help Trump; 2. Aiding and abetting Putin’s attack on the election by denying it was happening.

  114. Enough yet, America?

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  115. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Caroline O.


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  116. Go ahead, look up “Resistance” on Google.

  117. BlackHalt

    Resistance Kitty!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  118. Bloodied schoolbags belonging to children who never came home after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition . At least 33 children were killed. Where does Saudi Arabia get most of its arms? From Britain and the US.

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  120. The Republican party has come to believe in Bannon-Russian style control of opinion, while the Democratic party has not done these things. Gerrymandering too has been a Republican practice, and is now in their playbook.

  121. Cambridge Analytica and other data is and was being used to target anti-Trump media on Facebook and Twitter by known and unknown methods, such as “shadow banning.” Trump’s complaints about his Nazis and fake newsmen lacking free speech is yet another example.

  122. Janet Smith Retweeted Michael Carpenter

    Why am I not surprised?

    Janet Smith added,

  123. Bill Kristol


    Mark A. McDonald added,

  124. Now the Judge in the Manafort case has been threatened, and keeps the names of the jurors secret. Like obstruction this is- to be sarcastic- surely because Manafort in innocent and the issue involves no organized criminal politicians.

  125. No one with security clearance, no one who knows this aspect of what is occurring, can now freely speak or act to correct it. For months, all those with jobs and families had to fear.

  126. Our most selfless and patriotic citizens who have given their lives in service, are now banned from speaking or taking part as citizens in the politics of their nation, while the civilians divide further into “left” and “right.”

  127. On NPR, Herald, or Herold, asked what checks and balances are in place to assure that weapons are not used irresponsibly. That check is called Impeachment. The Americans, tragically, just do not get what is at stake, or it would be done already.

  128. Gen Michael Hayden

    Congress just does not get it. IMPEACH!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  129. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Daf Yomi Tweets

    The Ark is within sight of the hidden tomb of Moses.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  130. God

    What is “Gomory,” anyway?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  131. It amazes Me that the same people who doubt that I can be on Twitter have no trouble believing Jesus is on a piece of French toast.

  132. The trouble with speaking truth to power is that afterwards you still have the truth, and they still have the power.

  133. Turn to Me in times of trouble caused by Me.

  134. To get flies out of a room: turn the lights off when it is light outside, and take off the screen, wait about 10 minutes. No flyswatter!

  135. We are making wild grape juice: 1 cup+ of grapes, 3/4 cup sugar in a canning jar, add boiling water, crush the grapes against the side, let sit about a day. From otherwise useless grapes, we make something useful. Wild grape wine and cognac are in the future- start a company!

  136. Amazing Grace (with choir) by Judy Collins via

  137. She had a gift for covering songs and totally transforming them into something spectacular

  138.  Michael O’Grady

    No wonder these kids do not know the difference between liberty and tyranny. America is TOAST!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  139. Trump is using classification to obstruct the revealing of his own crimes, and says if so, there is nothing we can do about it.

  140. Billie J. Winner-Davis

    Ja, would I too have been leaker? Except, thankfully, I have never seen a “classified document.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  141. It was time long ago to Impeach and Void to correct the election fraud and prevent the disaster of this conspiracy from destroying America. The Democrats thought it was all about them., and did not do it.

  142. So now, Trump can enter conspiracy with Russia to commit election fraud and then call the truth of his usurpation a classified secret, as with Reality Winner?

  143. We should have brought Brennan into the Supreme Court to tell the truth about the election fraud behind Donald Trump, in cases 16-907, 16-1464 and 17-895. Instead, limitless obstruction of these cases was simply allowed.

  144. Look, America, at some point we have to get off our hands and fix the fraudulent 2016 election before genuine disaster occurs. IMPEACH!! VOID!!

  145. THIS IS HOW a President Should Talk About the Free Press President Obama as President a free press “is part of how this grand experiment in self-government works…America needs you and democracy needs you.”

  146. I hate this exemption!

  147. Fredon Moniteau

    Maybe he’ll have that parade through Flint! With Trumster Bill Schuette, you know, to let the voters know what their priorities are. Hey, we bould get Vlad, and maybe Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale college!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  148. Ja, Vlad is worried were going to make good our threat to open up the Russian internet, and perhaps, since he likes that Republican platform so much, get Russians the right to bear arms that only bears have now!

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  149. Only my first day back at school and for the first time since the shooting my teachers had to go over which corner to hide in if there’s an active shooter on campus. It’s to real. We shouldn’t have to know what corner to hide in to avoid being shot in our schools. 😦

  150. Congress is apparently going to sit and watch while Trump dismantles the executive branch in the interests of Russia, all without colluding in the least. Putin is beating us at checkers, why play chess?

  151. Ja, imagine a president” who colluded not with tyrants, but with America first!

  152. Imagine a “president” who, upon learning that Russia had got him elected for their own reasons, set himself aside and cooperated with national security interests.

  153. Maxine Waters

    …and maybe not get shot back home as a result of U. S. political failures.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  154. On August 1, 1917, Lucia and Jacinta and Fransisco were kept in prison, interrupting the series of visions on the 13th of each month. The vision said the Pope “will have much to suffer.” Pray the explicit consecration of Russia.

July-August 2018 Tweets Preserved

  1. The US has been assisting Saudi Arabia’s military strikes in Yemen for 3 years. Thousands of civilians have died. The American people deserve to know the full scope of our operations in Yemen so we can hold our partners – and ourselves – accountable.

  2. Somewhere, in an alternate reality, America is discussing a brighter future through carbon emission cuts, single payer healthcare and free education through college, not whether there is a tape of the president saying the n-word on a reality show.

  3. Fantastic reporting by on the 3 DHS agents that Putin wants to interrogate along with me in his infamous Helsinki swap offer. Well worth reading.

  4. “Shadow banning” is what Twitter is thought to do, and the right again shadow accuses, while the Democrats are doing no fake news, and paying no one to promote or suppress political speech. What are fake followers?

  5. Retweeted NCDee

    See, she’s made of sugar!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  6. Because we did not study the liberal arts, we no longer know the difference between liberty and tyranny. Our students do their most serious study of their nation in eighth grade, then not again?

  7. I once discussed education with Rich De Vos sr., , III.

  8. Retweeted 1A

    The liberal arts, as distinct from trade schools, aim to educate the free man and citizen.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  9. NPR: Google is collecting location data even when the setting is turned off. The same is occurring with CAMERA AND MICROPHONE in all tech, and THAT is how Putin turned the election. It is still happening because WE just do not get it!

  10. BLUES Floyd Council Looking for my baby via Got mo teefin I got, we’ll give ‘ima nother song!

  11. Floyd Council – Runaway Man Blues via

  12. Pink Anderson – I Got A Woman via

  13. Spain’s Robert Mueller takes on the Russian mob

  14. Bill Kristol Retweeted

    Trump really has no concept of the meaning of republican government, public service, or the rule of law.

    Bill Kristol added,

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  15. Retweeted tRick Salsman

    This is a hard question, but protected speech does not include slander, libel, extreme porn or even false advertising. When speech is an action and the action is a crime (such as transporting weapons in 3D), it is not protected speech, eh? Now how to apply this to the internet!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  16. Anabelle

    One tampered juror turns the case, as is one classic mob method. He has already tampered with a witness, eh? What’s next, a “pardon”?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  17. Billie J. Winner-Davis Retweeted #CantBreakHer

    Whoa! What a contrast and compare! They violated my daughter’s rights and the court never ruled on it. She plead guilty and is now facing prison.

    Billie J. Winner-Davis added,

  18. The investigation begins not from some partisan agent, but with men like Manafort, Page, Flynn, etc., Trump’s history with Russia, and the way he thinks business and the world work.

  19. Drake and Zimmerman: Did the “white” guy start the fight and then shoot the black guy when he he defended himself? What does he think he is, a cop? (Probly a “mental health” worker!)

  20. I need to tell you this: The other day I drove by this woman Holding a sign Protesting children in cages Just her She’s been out every day All summer She’s been flipped off Had drinks thrown at her Cursed at And she’s still out there I don’t know her name But she’s my hero.

  21.  Aug 13Mark A. McDonald Retweeted J. Alex Halderman

    Let each voter keep a copy sealed at the polls.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  22. I teamed up with to demonstrate how U.S. voting machines can be remotely hacked to steal votes. Yes, this is a real machine still used in almost 20 states! States and Congress need to act on before it’s too late.

  23. J. Alex Halderman

    I have tried to contact Halderman since November of 2016 to ask about data collection and targeted interference, similar to the Cambridge Analytica practice later uncovered. I was prevented.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  24. Thousands of Romanians marched the streets for the third night in a row, protesting against corruption and demanding the resignation of the current government.

  25. Devastating profile of Andrei Pavlov, one of the key men involved in the fraud Magnitsky was killed over. Pavlov described as “one of the most important Russians you’ve never heard of”

  26. Trump wants the illusion that the Russia question begins with hacking and dirt on Hillary. It begins rather from seeing what is done on the internet to control opinion and politics, as we have told our representatives since November of 2016.

  27. On Strzok: Trump can enter conspiracy with Russia to elect a tyrant to our destruction, and no FBI agent can know it, or they are fired? This is because we did not impeach- now we will find out what it means to do nothing.

  28. Journalist: Fear Is A ‘Very Powerful Tool’ In Trump’s Approach To Immigration

  29. Susan Bro is on Fourth Street, where her daughter Heather Heyer was murdered one year ago. She brought purple flowers for Heather, and two roses for the state officers who died that day.

  30. Sarah Kendzior

    And election fraud, payoffs to prostitutes, ripping off seniors through Trump U…maybe its that Manhattan thing.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  31. This is why Republicans do not claim Eisenhower.

  32. Today we honor the memory of Heather Heyer, whose spirit we see in every person who stands up to reject hatred and bigotry. Make no mistake: this fight goes on. The battle for the soul of this nation rests with each of us, everyday.

  33. Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago. “We’re either going to become a socialist, Marxist country like western Europe, or we’re going to be free.” — Senator Tom Coburn

  34. 1986 Trump attended a cocktail party that included KGB agents, unknown to Trump. Bob Baer, ex-CIA operative and CNN analyst, says Trump became an “agent of influence,” a person who is “susceptible to KGB manipulation, but the word KGB never comes up.”

  35. James Madison: “Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.” Federalist 51

  36. Retweeted Evan McMullin

    The “Ethno-state” is treason.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  37. Retweeted Evan McMullin

    67% of the Senate removes Trump.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  38. Retweeted God  🌈

    Exempt Status For Churches?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  39. Read: Mueller indictment against 12 Russian spies for DNC hack

  40. “I probably am the person referred to” in Russia indictment, says Trump advisor Roger Stone

  41. A Dangerous Beauty: 🦋Female monarchs lay their eggs on poisonous milkweed leaves 🦋When caterpillar hatches, it eats its own egg (then switches to a diet of milkweed leaves) 🦋Milkweeds’ toxins remain permanently in monarch’s system 🦋Animals that eat the monarch become sick

  42. Retweeted Jack Van Impe Min.


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  43.  Erin (Eeks) Stair

    The NFL and Trump will lose this one in the Supreme Court. Speech, 1A will Trump control of an employee in that circumstance.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  44. Bill Browder Retweeted Melissa Hooper

    All heads of state need to raise the Sentsov case. The situation is dire and he will die if he’s not released. Thank you Macron

    Bill Browder added,

  45. Let’s not forget Reality Leigh Winner today. She served and protected. She sits jailed for doing just that.

  46. Novichok: Putin wants both to deny it and to reap the effect of terror especially on his spies, since they know the method chosen is only available to Putin.

  47. That Congress is leaving us exposed to Russian election fraud and Trump rewards in bribery for future “favors” ought spell the end of both parties, but surely of the “GOP.” They do not even believe in republican government, but tyranny!

  48. Ole Rog has fired Mueller all by himself: says the inquiry lacks authority. Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

  49. Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

  50. I’ll ask one more time, are you aware that your tech is spying on you in your home by camera and microphone?

  51. Mickey D’s want to do facial recognition at the drive through. I’ll ask one more time, are you aware that your tech is spying on you in your home by camera and microphone? Gee, I wonder how Putin turned that election?

  52. Bill and Hillary Clinton as students. More pictures:

  53. aw Retweeted Anabelle

    A heartbreaking thread. This is Putin. This is Trump. This is Evil. 🔽

    aw added,

  54.   🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

    State laws protect foreign visitors, because non-citizens have human rights. One cannot kidnap a tourist, or even steal their property, or it is a violation of their rights and crime all the same.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  55. Dear LORD YAHWEH,Only YOU Know and See the Beginning and the End then I ask YOU Save YOUR Faithful from the wrath of the enemy who seeks to sway them from YOUR Holy Path along with those who reject YOU but yet accept everything else instead of YOU,Guide YOUR Followers O ALLAH 🙏

  56. Pope Francis

    “Feed my lambs. “Tend my sheep.” “Feed my sheep.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  57. And we are faulted for reading the Apocalypse.

  58. What a condition the fate of mankind is in if the perennial truth holds true, that like Mike Rogers going to serve his new president back in 2016, an honest man cannot safely proceed in politics at all. Given nuclear weapons, these will be controlled by tyrants.

  59. They say that IF Trump used Russia to seize power and rewards Russia in his foreign policy, there is nothing we can do about it, BECAUSE he has seized power.

  60. We can do something about it by law and Constitutional procedure despite human ignorance, bias, and the truth of every ad hominem argument.

  61. IF: Again, we say that Something CAN be done about it IF a foreign power used Trump to harm America and Trump stupidly used that foreign power to seize the presidency by manipulating opinion.

  62. Hard to believe that Nixon resigned on International Cat day….there has to be something to that….

  63. Join us tomorrow night at the New York Society for Ethical Culture! Can’t wait

  64. US Justice Department spokeswoman announced that the FBI has arrested five Russians for fraud and money laundering in Los Angeles. The Consulate General of Russia sent a request to meet with detainees and for information on their lawyers.

  65. Bill Browder Retweeted Khodorkovsky Center

    Big Russian law enforcement raid at Khodorkovsky’s foundation in Moscow. I think this is a reaction to MBK sending journalists (who were brutally killed) to Central African Republic to investigate Putin’s mercenaries there.

    Bill Browder added,

  66. Reality Leigh Winner remains in jail and faces Prison for leaking the doc with proof of the Russian attack on our election system. Every time I type it out is sounds so wrong…

  67. The St Cuthbert Gospel, a miraculously well-preserved 7th century manuscript that is the oldest European book to survive fully intact. It was produced in the North East of England in the late 7th century and was placed in St Cuthbert’s coffin on Lindisfarne in 698.

  68. America needs to ask Trump: Did someone tell you the election would bee turned for you? And the means undetectable? So that you would know who to reward? Mueller and the Senate need to ask this, and indeed, Trump cannot answer without committing perjury.

  69. Short Film: Poland – the Unconquered

  70. On ICE: Tomorrow on NPR, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, a study of the radicalization of ICE and the industry of detention facilities. ICE is not normal, and the criminal customs enforcement makes genuine border policy impossible. ICE is only targeting brown people! Any Russians?

  71. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Michael L. Barnett

    The prescriptions are not based on science, and do a great deal of harm at taxpayer expense.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  72. Cynthia Canty Retweeted WWII Pictures


    Cynthia Canty added,


    Bob Dylan I and I ( Live from 1984 European tour ) via

  74. Trump has not even read the Constitution, and the primary process would have eliminated him as a fraud or real estate scammer. Putin got him run up the flagpole, then everyone said, He won the election, he must be a winner!

  75. Bill Browder

    Hold the Browder line.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  76. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted God  🌈

    Reality TV supreme, like the Apprentice and the OJ trial combined! The alternative, of course, is that we let him seize the law, and find out what real tyranny is like.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  77. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted #CantBreakHer

    Ole Rosie might make purgatory yet!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  78. A caller on the NPR show “On Point” notes that the Trumpsters are being prepped to accept his criminal election fraud, and notes the presence of arms among these. They will literally accept anything, and the caller uniqeuly looks with foresight.

  79. Better quit whilst I still have a head!

  80. This is a remarkable survival story. I’d sure buy a ticket or two for a movie re-telling. The remarkable story of four stranded nuns, a remote island and a heroic submarine rescue

  81. The Bill of Rights must be ADAPTED to the dimension of the internet. Other nations do not have a 250 year experience with political liberty. We allow Nazis speech and hope to deal with it. Germany suppresses Nazi speech, cause their not sure they CAN deal with it.

  82. On 3-D printing: We have not begun to consider that publication is worldwide, while the First Amendment applies only to the U. S. The harm this will do in foreign lands is literally unfathomable. Imagine limitless arms in the f’n Congo!

  83. It is amusing that the FBI is now supported by the hippies, America having come full circle. But we warned you that there must be oversight if we are to “secure these rights,” and Congress refused to oversee. No one has yet been held accountable even for what they did to Dr. King

  84. Hey China, throw out the Western tyrant Karl Marx and those setting up tyranny based on him, and turn at least to your native wise man Lao Tzu instead! Are you free men? Are you proud of tyranny? Do you like you boss? Quit, then!

  85. I just got my first visit from China ever, after tweeting about the Chinese bot farm. Get the problem with data collection yet?

  86. By the way, your tech is spying on you by camera, microphone and other unknown means, and the Americans do not get the significance of the breach of the security guaranteed by our Fourth Amendment.

  87. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted English Russia

    Anyone wanna go smash up a troll farm yet?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  88. Cynthia Canty

    Trump has violated his oath of office by intimidating the press from the office of the presidency, but the Americans no longer understand or believe in political liberty, so we do not notice…until there is actually the foretold blood on the pavement, then it is too late.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  89. Not that the Russians would not…

  90. So, when they say the Russian goal was to “sew division,” is that not fake news to prevent us from opposing tyranny? Tyrants like “unity,” once they are in power. So “don’t go to any demonstrations, these may be Russian organized,” etc. Get it?

  91. Michael Cohen: inside the strange world of Trump’s fixer.

  92. Anabelle

    Despite a weak field, could Trump have won the Republican primary? The repeated, new and unusual defiance of the polls seems to indicate something is not right throughout the primaries.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  93. Ja, because the spinning makes a 2 dimensional plane, and holds clues about the origin, as the moon spins and rotates hiding the dark side because it came out of the earth, no?

  94. IS there a cosmic up and down? Hence, we literally do not know which way is up! How long to orbit Milky Way’s center? – via

  95. Trading information for policy leverage is not illegal? Trump does not get the difference between gangster style business and genuine politics. It is “bribery,” and impeachable.

  96. Lest we forget Donald Jr had dinner with indicted Russian spy Maria Butina and her handler Alexander Torshin at an event in May 2016, weeks before June 9 Trump Tower meeting.

  97. Richard W. Painter

    The accusation may have been a political use of the “me too” movement. As in the case of Garrison Keillor, there is something fishy about the matter.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  98. Fatima Portugal 1917 via

    Translate Tweet

  99. Dump Trump! Every once in a while, the principles need repeating.

  100. Venture Capital

    Amazing! A Trumpian slip!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  101. Anabelle

    “Butina, 29, who became a graduate student at American University in 2016, attempted to infiltrate the U.S. political system at the direction of a senior Russian official.”

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  102. Joe Biden

    These guys have the life! They get to be the last elected President, and have leisure at the same time! Hey! Get busy! Loafers!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  103. Ask Eugene Kaspersky and co.: “What is worth more, 2 billion for a real security company or 10 Billion for serving a tyrant and tyranny?” Wealth and normal business depend upon justice, the “state” and politics, and businessmen do not appreciate this when paying taxes.

  104. Bill Browder

    One would not want to be Putin’s carpenter! Our error was to think the Russians normal business men, like one could do business with them. They had their chance, about 18 years.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  105. I did 20 days on a perjurous complaint of 3 Trumpster relatives, and there is no recourse, and no one cares! I will not recover, even economically. Reality Winner is still in jail.

  106. Yes, Mr. Coats, Russia WAS a threat to our democracy, in 2016, when they used the internet to end free elections and impose tyranny and adherence to tyranny on the U. S., and those who said so were locked up for it while their fellow citizens did nothing.


  108. Replying to 

    GOD is the First and the Last,HE Said “Be” and Creation came to be and to HIM is our final return and destiny….time is an instrument of measurement and its CREATOR uses it to limit stuff or extend stuff so it becomes infinite or finite,started or finished,paused or resumed.

  109. Replying to 

    She plead guilty to the 1 charge and faces 5 yrs prison. The court had not yet set a Sentencing hearing. Hers will be the longest jail/prison sentence for any whistleblower in history (non military).

  110. Hendrix best, with Third Stone from the sun, though (Castles and little wing are his best lyrics) Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child’ (Slight Return) via

  111. Jimi Hendrix – The Star-Spangled Banner via

  112. Michael Beschloss

    Here comes the National Anthem.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  113. What the law calls conspiracy is to Trump merely doing business. If he is not guilty of treason, it is because he is not able to know it is wrong to commit election fraud by using Putin. Oh, did I mention it is also STUPID!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  114. Roger Sollenberger Retweeted Paste Magazine

    I spoke with a number of journalists for this piece, and they all agree: Trump’s rhetoric is probably going to get someone killed. Again. My latest in was no joy to write 👇

    Roger Sollenberger added,

  115. aw Retweeted William LeGate

    Is this anything like having really, really bad credit?……how in the world did Ollie North screw things up so quickly?

    aw added,


    Black holes are very strange. They must be limited, or we’d be in there! Hey, maybe we are! They are of different sizes. Is our galaxy spinning out or in? I want to see the pinwheel adjusted for light years to show what is there NOW, not various light years ago.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  117. Ya, I never stay in condominiums, nor visit bars where there is a condom-minimum. Not that we condone… Sorry, I’ been reading Shakespeare’s Much Ado…

  118. For my dissertation, I was torn between King Lear and the calculation of the cost and environmental impact of the extra straws and condom-mints given out by the fast food joints.

  119. A gold-foil drinking straw, 2450 B.C., found in the tomb of Queen Puabi at Ur, what is now southern Iraq. The shape of the straw allowed drinkers to dip its tip beneath the foam and other materials floating atop the jar of beer. Photo Michael Bryant

  120. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Ja, they hired a local Russian girl, and were amazed to find…!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  121. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted John McCain

    It may be past time we threaten to open up the Russian internet for him. Do what he accused us of to justify his attack. Don’t forget to pick up the broom when the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  122. History Lovers Club

    Free governments also have better physics!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  123. More than anything else, the life of a Christian is a grateful response to a generous Father.

  124. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Billie J. Winner-Davis

    We thought she had plead guilty in deal and been released ?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  125. And of course, it always comes back to… The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses (Acoustic / Lyric Video) via

  126. The Rolling Stones -As Tears Go By 1966 (with Lyrics subtitles) via

  127. That’s: Rather, we suggest that lyric poetry is of greater psychiatric significance than psychodope. 1966 lady jane-rolling stones.mpg via

  128. ather, we suggest that lyric poetry is more psychologically significant than psychodope. 1966 lady jane-rolling stones.mpg via

  129. MLH is Velume. THE ROLLING STONES – Mother’s Little Helper (Lyric video) [Stereo/HQ] via

  130. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Jesse Zook Mann

    Whatch this: Utube: Mother’s Little Helper

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  131. Bill Browder

    Right, Trump whispered to Vlad that the Republicans have to pretend to care that we will never have another free election, while allowing Putin to continue to throw elections for the Republicans, who reward him in the long term, and on the most important issues.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  132. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted tRick Salsman

    Nor from an illegitimate fake president who took office by election fraud including a foreign conspiracy. Why won’t Congress impeach?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  133. There was even word that the Koch brothers were wising up about the tyrant Frankenstein created in their libertarian economics lab “Come up to the lab, and see what’s on the slab”- Rocky Horror

  134. Finally, a (not retiring) Republican Congressman admits Trump is being manipulated by Putin

  135. Barack Obama

    Let a single word, and knowledge of election fraud outweigh all that fake news and election fraud.

  136. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted The Hill

    The “Republicans” do not care if foreign intervention helps “Republicans. Trump probably told Putin, don’t worry if I say I’m the “toughest” on Russia!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  137. aw Retweeted Anabelle

    Recognize ⤵️ the Wagner Group? You should. It is believed they murdered three of their countrymen.

    aw added,

  138.   Retweeted

    D-Day veterans sitting across from themselves in the same plane which dropped them into Normandy.

  139. Evan McMullin

    Ah, but we have a little problem in the executive branch, as a result of the TRUTH of the Mueller investigation!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  140.  Aug 2Bill Browder Retweeted Preet Bharara

    Always humbled to be interviewed by for his podcast. As one of the world’s fiercest crime fighters, he always gets to the most interesting points. Have a listen.

    Bill Browder added,

  141. How long sine the media mentioned the CAUSE of NFL players taking a knee, that blacks and others are being shot by police, who must fear that everyone is armed?

  142. Update: The child died following her stay at an ICE Detention Center, as a result of possible negligent care and a respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children. The events took place in Dilley Family Detention Center in south Texas.

  143. BREAKING: US designates Turkish Interior Minister and Justice Minister with Global Magnitsky Sanctions for their unjust arrest and detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson

  144. From this, we say: The highest phronesis (practical wisdom), then, is to feed the sheep, above feeding lambs and tending sheep, it is the “friend (philos) of God.”

  145. God

    Its not collision, its CON-SPIRAL-galac-CY

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  146. Janet Smith

    ICE is guilty of kidnapping and drugging children, and can be prosecuted under state law. Fascism is not only UN-American, it is illegal and unconstitutional, in about 32 different ways. FIRE ICE!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  147. Google has totally skated in the inquiry, even while taking money to pervert searches. One wonders if Google is not attacking Facebook as their competitor in the duopoly.

  148. Anabelle

    The Pence Vice Presidency is as illegitimate as the fake Trump “presidency.” In addition to impeachment, the Supreme Court can void the whole election, or add the presidency to the 2018 November election.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  149. “Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” ~Native American Proverb 📷: @lester_and_charlie

  150. NY AG Underwood

    There are obvious limits to arms despite the 2nd Amendment: or must we allow private nukes? Chemical weapons? Tanks to drive about the neighborhood?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  151. Bill Browder Retweeted Пальто из страуса #NotOurTsar

    Horrifying news. 3 Russian opposition journalists working for Khodorkovsky doing an expose on the Wagner mercenary group in the Central African Republic all executed.

    Bill Browder added,

  152. Yea, but saying “collusion is not a crime” on Twitter is evidence of conspiracy. They told him the election would be turned for him, so he would know who to reward.

  153.  🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

    Leave it to Giuliani!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  154. Before helping others, we need to have a personal encounter with God: we need time to pray and to listen to His Word.

  155. 3-D printing ? Must we wait for the first catastrophe before we respond? Lacking reasonable gun control in the U. S., one measure is to require every bullet to be identifiable, so that someone is responsible for every shot, and can give an account.

  156. d Retweeted God  🌈

    Surely they mean that Islam and any religion will be tolerated by government, which will neither establish nor inhibit the free exercise of religion.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  157. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Jack Van Impe Min.

    All active, just 80% for the wrong side!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  158. As was so in 1989, free economies will trounce tyranny in the tech of a space arms race. Putin is bluffing. Moscow warns military confrontation in space as dangerous as nuclear arms race

  159. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted The Hill

    A the witness of 4/5 ths the globe past catastrophe. He should resign.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  160. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Jordan Lancaster

    Since the states never delegated tyrannic powers to the federal government, they surely cannot, for example, enter states and commit crimes, such as kidnapping or election fraud.. Tyranny is de-facto 50 state secession.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  161. Putin’s harassment of me didn’t start in Helsinki, but has a long history. He doesn’t like people who speak the truth about his regime and his belligerent foreign policies. I detailed the story here:

  162. Bill Browder Retweeted Michael McFaul

    Mike, Putin will run roughshod over all diplomatic norms. He wouldn’t hesitate to issue a Red Notice for a former US ambassador. The US should let Interpol know that their US funding will be suspended if they even think about accepting a Russian Red Notice request for you

    Bill Browder added,

  163. Book I of Plato’s Republic contains the beginning of the study of faction, with the justice among thieves, etc.

  164. Division, faction, and the corresponding anger are possible between humans because each is wrong in a certain way they do not understand.

  165. BREAKING: Moldovan parliament introduces a Magnitsky Act for Moldova. Moldova is now one of 9 new countries where Magnitsky legislation is in play.

  166. TRUMP: Mexico will pay for the wall. MEXICO: no, we won’t. TRUMP: Muricans will pay for the wall and Mexico will reimburse us. MEXICO: no, we won’t. TRUMP: ME WANT BIG WALL OR ME SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT!!! 🤬😫

  167. On God on Twitter: Ja, we caused him to have a crisis of self esteem, where he no longer believes in himself, because humanity is so bad- sort of the problem of evil from God’s view! Watch, I’ll be the first to take the poll on twitter:

  168. God on Twitter:

  169. Not to mention the national security threat of having those who cannot play checkers making deals with the KGB at chess! Republicans thought they could choose thier voters? Putin chose his adversary. Congrats!

  170. This Week

    Lankford now admits Russian interference, but says lets not focus on whether Trump is influenced by his little debt. Sewn “division” and “confusion” indeed, with those who would sell out American foreign policy for partisan interests.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  171. Anabelle Retweeted Anabelle

    Two years ago this week…

    Anabelle added,


  172. Janet Smith

    Our knowing what is occurring is all we can do, but it may be enough. These things are sinking in, but will it be too late?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  173. Bill Browder

    Paying back a favor?:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  174. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Fredon Moniteau

    And if you never had to pay to shut it up, more of a man, or at least luckier!!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  175. A young Jennifer Aniston. See more photos:

  176. tRick Salsman

    “Let’s get outa here, Turkey legs!” At least he CAN read a little. Gangsters do not much need letters, they can hire it out.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  177. Replying to 

    In case you haven’t seen it….

  178. And not commit treason, election fraud, bribery, obstruction, …oh., that’s not in the Bible, just the Constitution!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  179. One Trump golfing partner we have not yet been able to identify:Mark A. McDonald added, History Lovers Club Audrey Hepburn, one handed golfer. 1955.

  180. Tea Pain Retweeted Raw Story

    Fortunately for you, , Jesus was very forgivin’ of prostitutes.

    Tea Pain added,

  181. Mueller really is everywhere.

  182. Replying to 

    He swore to uphold the Constitution…but as he revealed in his deposition from years ago…he has “signed hundreds” of his own leases but never read them.

  183. Tea Pain

    And we sit here with the threat of foreign control of our government and military, and we,

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  184. A woman uses a hand cranked battery charger to charge her electric car. 1912.

  185. A. McDonald Retweeted Anabelle

    Zuck and others sold stock just before the plunge, but it is said to be legal because they got it “pre approved.” Law is different when you own it!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  186.  🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit  🖕🏻

    I’m sure we can trust those doctors at spectrum health of Michigan!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  187. Abolish ICE: The functions can be parted out. Tyranny likes to present the only alternative as anarchy: open borders. ICE arrested 130,000 in the past year, keeping us safe? How many of these were Chaldean pot smokers and four year olds? Cease injustice, or FIRE ICE!

  188. Lunar eclipse photo update from Abu Dhabi. Spectacular! Photo credit belongs to Souhayl Ben Khaled, UAE Astronomy group. We’d love to see the view from where you are!

  189. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Donald J. Trump

    OMG! [Its really fake]

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  190. Ted Lieu Retweeted The Nation

    Dear : You should read this article. Then you should resign. This trauma would not have happened to the little girl but for the fact that your agency ripped her away from her parents and placed her in a facility without adequate supervision.

    Ted Lieu added,

  191. patti barfield Retweeted The Nation

    Look how shakey this little girl’s “signature” was. It’s inconceivable the state her mind & emotions were in after being taken away from her family in a foreign country, unable to speak English & then sexually molested at 6 yrs old. She will probably never recover.😭

    patti barfield added,

  192. Simar

    More Dishonor Brought to the badge:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  193. Sen Dianne Feinstein

    During Trump’s impeachment trial, be sure to ask him under oath if he was told the election would be turned for him and the means undetectable, and whether he then rewarded Russia with certain policies regarding sanctions and the weakening of NATO.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  194. History Lovers Club

    One Trump golfing partner we have not yet been able to identify:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  195. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Ed Krassenstein

    At what point does Congress stand up and Impeach?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  196. Twitter, though, seems to have caught on to the new internet of integrity, as by culling one million fake accounts and bots and trolls.

  197. We noticed certain tweets would not appear on the “homepage,” though they did appear on the Tweets” page, suspecting that this meant that certain tweets regarding the attempt to fix the trump crisis were not being posted at all. This was reported five times to Congress.

  198. Twitter too is down 20% ? “Second biggest loss.” CBS: Twitter is accused of something like “shadow banning,” against “certain Democratic politicians and outspoken liberal activists?” If Twitter is hacked or paid to suppress certain voices, elections can be turned.

  199. Philip Bump

    Interesting, like “follow the money,” follow the golf partners!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  200. WCVB-TV Boston

    …then Trump hires the Zoo director to be his new Chief of Staff!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  201. The Man Who Refused To Salute Hitler in 1936.

  202. I’m looking forward to the inevitable news that Trump paid a woman to have an abortion, for no other reason than to hear conservatives try to explain why they still support him.

  203. The full moon sits over the temple of Apollo in Corinth, Greece. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images

  204. A cache of documents, included in a filing in the Manafort trial today, includes emails and memos about campaign strategy and activities for Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. *Sender KK = Konstantin Kilimnik, Mueller indicted Russian agent.

  205. When is the birthday of Juliet, “Lamastide” eve? August 1st?

  206. Who, What, Where When Why…and How

  207. Explaining how our plagiarism tech works. Live video at CyLon#3 ->>

  208. Cato Institute

    War is down per capita, lowest ever, and the Apocalypse for which we are preparing has not hit yet!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  209. Caroline O.


    Mark A. McDonald added,

  210. A deer entered one of the shops in Colorado. The shop owner gave him some chocolate biscuits and chocolate. He came out of the store and returned after half an hour with all his family members. Photograph via Satar

  211. Tea Pain

    Good thing ’bout bein’ po, we got not ta lose!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  212. Adam Schiff

    We think Trump was told that the election would be turned for him, and that the means would be “undetectable.” The means are not dirt on Clinton but data collection and targeted internet interference through companies like Kaspersky, groups and individuals, speech and press.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  213. Compare the Russian torture in the video down my page there to the American tortures which the people forced their government to renounce. And the Russian torture in not even against enemies at war, but their own people!

  214. Bill Browder Retweeted John McCain

    Thank you and for your vigilance in continuing to seek justice for Sergei Magnitsky. Eternally grateful

    Bill Browder added,

  215. Billie J. Winner-Davis Retweeted The Daily Beast

    We are still not safe and Reality Winner remains jailed for warning us.

    Billie J. Winner-Davis added,

  216. BREAKING: Russian government announces opening of a new criminal case against me and various US officials involved in the creation of the Magnitsky Act and the investigation into Russian organized money laundering in US connected to Magnitsky case

  217. Internet integrity is the basis of the real value of the internet companies, not whatever they could pay Congress to let them do with us. We allowed an environment and business model that selected against integrity. In the longer term, it may adjust.

  218. Facebook: Real money is made by producing value, not by selling the information of ones customers because they do not understand the internet, and think they have “nothing to hide.” If we restore privacy, we will restore voting rights and security.

  219. Well, if spying on citizens by camera and microphone in our very livingrooms is occurring, we will surely call these companies to account and put a stop to it, correct?

  220. Go into your “settings,” and see if the camera and microphone are not on by default. The FBI director himself was putting tape over the camera hidden in the top center of the screen.

  221. Not a single person is willing to even respond? Look, your tech is spying on you inside your home. Everyone knows it, it is public knowledge, and “data” just turned an election. What does it take?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  222. Texas Tribune


    Mark A. McDonald added,

  223. Our friend – along with , Sandra Escher, and Jim Van Os – is seeking respondents for a research study at . Please consider participating by taking the survey and/or sharing it online.

  224.   Retweeted

    Ang1111 Retweeted Leo Shane III

    Overmedicating veterans is killing us. Why don’t they read their own drug pamphlets and follow their own clinical practice guidelines??!!!!

    Ang1111 added,

  225. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted Chris Hayes

    Their bloated profits contain the value of our privacy, security and liberty.

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  226. History Lovers Club

    Bet she’s goin’ out on ‘im!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  227. Adam Schiff

    Either we are going to stand up and correct the fake election, or the law itself will be seized. We must stand up! IMPEACH TRUMP NOW!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  228. Mark A. McDonald Retweeted barbaradees

    Just keep everything below the level where the Americans react and impeach one who will not defend his nation…What, do they have an algorithm for what stays below the Oxified U.S. citizen’s radar? If it is invisible, they won’t believe it exists?

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  229. Anabelle

    Our computer tech is spying on us. Surprise!

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  230. Lesley Heilesen

    One of at least five articles in the Trump impeachment:

    Mark A. McDonald added,

  231. BREAKING: Just filed a criminal complaint to Estonian law enforcement authorities about Russian money laundering at the Estonian branch on Danske Bank in connection with the Magnitsky case. The complaint allleges conspiracy to facilitate & conceal money laundering in Estonia

  232. Evan McMullin Retweeted

    Page had been associated with Russian intel officers operating in the United States since at least 2013. He called himself an “informal advisor to the Kremlin” and then mysteriously emerged as an advisor to Trump’s Russia-backed campaign. The need for surveillance was clear.

    Evan McMullin added,

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  233. No matter how much waffles, the facts are clear: Russia interfered with our 2016 elections. It’s high time that Congress act to prevent the next attack. That’s why 21 bipartisan AGs are urging basic steps Congress can take before it’s too late.

  234. I believe the Russians will try to undermine our elections again and I strongly urge every election official to use the resources available to them to prevent it from happening.

  235. Anabelle

    In wolves clothing.

    Mark A. McDonald added,