Mike Pompeo

Thanks to Banana Boat Song and Harry Belafonte

Pompeo, Pompeo
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say Pompeo
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Trump must go


Vlad “the Impaler” Putin part 2

So sad
Rootin’, tootin’
Shootin’, Putin
Vlad “the Impaler”
Bearing the nickname
of Vlad Dracula
Bad Vlad
Sad Vlad
Mad Vlad
at Magnitsky Act
Richest man in the world, possibly
And can’t stash his wealth
In the US or the European Union
What’s the point of great wealth
If you can’t spend it?

Trump must go

Red Notice

Red Notice, A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder published in 2015. A red notice approximates an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol. This is the story of corruption in Russia, and the murder of one brave man, Sergei Magnitsky. As the result of his murder, the US imposed sanctions on Russia, and Russia responded by banning adoptions of Russian orphans by US couples. The Trump Tower meeting attended by Donald Trump, Jr. and others was ostensibly about those sanctions.

Russia has been ruled by strongmen for centuries and most Russians like or tolerate it. Once he makes a public decision, Putin can’t change his mind because that would show weakness, a no-no. President Obama signed the Magnitsky Act in January, 2012, and Russia has been seeking its repeal ever since. The law punishes Russians who are corrupt and prohibits them from coming to the US or stashing their ill-gotten gains here.

Trump must go