It’s ransomware that attacked computers around the globe last week. The malware was loaded onto networks through certain versions of Windows. (Microsoft blames the NSA.) It then encrypts your system and demands ransom to unlock your computer. Three hundred dollars payable in bitcoin. WannaCry According to Wired WannaCry can tell when it’s being detected and go dormant. Later, when
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The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller special counsel this week. His mission is to investigate suspected collusion between Team Trump and Russia. And pretty much anything else that strikes his fancy once he gets going. Mueller’s a career creature of the Washington Swamp. But, as swamp creatures go, he’s one of the most respected. He served as
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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo laying the groundwork for the firing of FBI Director Comey. He says Comey was unaccountable. Here’s a version of Rosenstein’s memo published in The Atlantic. But Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe writes in the The Washington Post that Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey. He thinks Trump should be impeached. Meanwhile, Senat minority
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NYT headline April 27: Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest NPR April 17: “…around 45% pay no federal income tax”
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Hillary is finished mourning her meltdown. She blames her loss on the FBI and Russians. FBI Director James Comey says he feels “mildly nauseous” about the whole thing. Mildly Nauseous Comey also might have felt a little queasy when he learned that Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to the laptop of her husband Anthony Weiner, a.k.a. Carlos Danger.
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Ann Coulter thinks The Washington Swamp is winning. In her latest column, titled Swamp People 47; Trump 0, she says, “If this is the budget bill we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency, there’s no point in ever voting republican again.” Meanwhile Vice President Pence got past Mr. Snerdley, the call screener,
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President Trump cracked down on sanctuary cities. He ordered restrictions on federal funding to cities that refuse to turn over undocumented immigrants to the feds. Federal District Court Judge William Orrick, blocked his order. Last year President Obama threatened to pull federal funding from schools that don’t provide transgender restroom facilities. Trump revoked that rule in
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Bill O’Reilly joined Roger Ailes in enforced retirement on Wednesday. Both were accused of sexual harassment. Not to worry though. CNN Money says O’Reilly’s golden parachute falls just a little south of the $25 million contract he recently signed. That compares to his former boss’s $40 million bail out. Bill O’Reilly Sexual Harassment Charges Lift All Boats Also, there’s
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Did we blow up a North Korean test missile on Sunday? Last month The New York Times said Trump inherited a cyber-warfare button. Here’s a CNN story reporting how it might work: “There is a very strong belief that the US — through cyber methods — has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts
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The U.S. dropped the biggest non nuke bomb ever on ISIS caves in Afghanistan last week. The bomb is so huge it has to be loaded into a C-130 transport and then shoved out the back door over the target (here’s a good ABC video if you don’t mind a 16 second commercial). The name of the
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President Trump doesn’t look like much of a Russian collaborator lately. Last week he bombed Putin’s Syrian Ally al Assad for using chemical weapons. Weapons the Russians promised to eliminate. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a chilly reception from his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and President Putin in Moscow yesterday. And he didn’t bring a reset button with
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The cutline on my first sketch for this cartoon read, “You just got x-rayed, searched, and groped… now you’re surprised we’re taking your seat?!” But I changed it when I read that United CEO Oscar Munoz said the airline “re-accomodated” the lucky passengers. CNBC reports Munoz was named communicator of the year by a public relations group in
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