As always, I apologize for being very late to or never replying, let alone posting. I am a person of habit and obsession, both of which work against me returning to LJ.
I even post rants here I want to remember to link to, then forget I did so. I need a secretary.
Obviously as propagandist cover in reaction to the non-left stating the left is encouraging mobs, NYT Opinion decided to vomit this bit of propaganda:
"'Until now, it seems as if the Democrats have been bringing a harmonica to a knife fight' #NYTLetters
"The delusion, the Orwellian direct inverse to reality, is mind boggling.
I'm not linking to the argument. What's the point? If you've seen one drone of the progressive collective make an argument you've pretty much seen them all. (That's the nature of collectives, as opposed to individuals.) Their common go to is Charlottseville, which is both just one example and entirely based on lies.
"I can't imagine the clueless or lying human garbage who would present this ludicrous argument. I can imagine who would post it as if it deserves merit: The human garbage of @nytimes."
A Trump supporter partially replied:
"I gotta take issue here. #Dehumanizing
people is how you get #JewsInOvens
. 'Human garbage' You have to transform them into sub-humans for the populace to embrace a final solution."
I see this a lot. It's usually from the cowardly left projecting their own obvious desires onto others or to (SOP) deflect. It also sometimes comes from the non-left, who want to "be better than that," or fear the left will use our comments as "proof" of their accusations.
What the latter usually fail to consider is that it takes a recipe to bake a cake - or millions of people - not one ingredient.
I'm saving this so hopefully the next time it comes up I'll remember and just cut/paste. It's messy, but good enough for the venue.
1/?/ I respectfully disagree. The way we get Jews/(the ignored Poles/Romani/gays/dissidents) in ovens, the Holodomor, Armenian Genocide is by 1) dehumanizing others *without cause*, usually grouping them by race/religion, 2) usually with a large, centralized,
and 3) authoritarian/totalitarian government.
The people turn a blind eye to the slaughter because 1) govt continues to spread the lies, 2) govt organizes it, 3) govt hides/denies it, 4) govt spreads fear of questioning it, 5) govt, with planning, covers it up after
Here, 1) I have cause. Leftist ideology is insatiable and increasingly dangerous. These people make it more obvious daily that what you've described is *precisely* what they have in mind should they take power.
Consider: What do they do with the millions who will *never* agree with rejecting liberty & capitalism and accepting the yoke of central, totalitarian rule? A youtube video with Larry Grathwohl explains, but it's just common sense. ...
2) I reject a large, centralized govt. 3) I reject authoritarianism/totalitarianism. It is very difficult in a time of peace for a liberty loving country with a Bill of Rights to commit genocide. I'd say impossible.
As to the govt doing it, same issues...
1) Hard for a govt with liberty to prevent press reports & public condemnation. 2) decentralized govt has a hard time organizing it 3) a free press prevents hiding it 4) A decentralized govt of liberty has a hard time punishing those who reveal it...
5) A properly transparent & decentralized govt can't hide the slaughter.
So nope. I respectfully reject the idea that simply stating that humans can be scum, or evil, or dangerous (all facts with irrefutable proof throughout history),
and I'm dealing with that type of human based on the *evidence* that they *choose* to lie to MILLIONS about their political opposition,
projecting their own side's violence and hatred for the exact purpose you fear, is wrong.
9/?/ To paraphrase an idea from Steve Deace, the liberal seeks to mold society and govt in a way we oppose, while the leftist seeks to rule govt to force the molding of society by any means necessary.https://t.co/uzv72QpZSS
I can disagree with a liberal. Leftists/progressives are a dangerous Orwellian religion that will *proudly* lie (as they did here) and use any other means to put a jack boot on my neck while calling me a fascist for wanting liberty & the Constitution.
I will call those people human garbage and vermin all day long. They are. If we can reclaim this republic from the virulent cancer of progressivism controlling every major part of society that isn't elected, so be it.
I think we do so with the truth of our opposition, not "be above it all." If so, they will crawl back into their holes and rebrand for another resurgence, which our grandchildren will have to deal with.
If we win, what I called them won't matter. My goals protect them.
If they win, I'm permanently marginalized, or more likely in a gulag. What I said won't have mattered, because any dissent from progressivism is equally evil.
If it becomes the Civil War they are forcing, well, all bets are off. They won't enjoy that option.
Okay. My comments on #JohnMcCain
It appears pretty universal that speaking any truth - and let's face it, that's what they're talking about - is verboten. It's surprising to me from whom some I'm seeing that.#JohnMcCainRIP #JohnMcCainisOverParty #JohnMcCainAmericanHero
That said, I do not in any way want to take away from #JohnMcCain
's service and sacrifice while in the military. I don't consider the $174K plus massive benefits and side bonuses of Senator "public service." I do appreciate #McCain
's military service. #SenJohnMcCain
I will try to limit my comments. I'll try to stick to facts, and John McCain in his own words. That should be okay, right? If I'm mostly citing the man's own words and actions, that's just a tribute of who #McCain
Wow!... #JohnMcCainisOverParty #JohnMcCainAmericanHero #McCainLegacy #mccainstrong #McCainFamily
Does no one find it worth noting leftists, who celebrate and trash every GOP death, lionize McCain? Reagan wouldn't have gotten this from GOP "leaders" & Dems. McCain does, though.
, trashing Trump for battling the "mainstream media," what most Republican voters know is a #4thEstate5thColumn
, that openly propagandizes, and both omits truth and reports then retracts, for agenda.
-Sen. John McCain's op-ed from January: Mr. President, stop attacking the press https://wapo.st/2P46Brc
According to credible reports, it was "#JohnMcCain
's office" that sparked the idea of using the IRS to destroy the tea parties. This would not be remotely out of line with #McCain
's views. Big fed govt, used to destroy CONSERVATIVE dissent of DC oligarchs.https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/22/mccains-office-urged-irs-use-audits-weapons-destro/
Before someone denies that, let's cut to #SenJohnMcCain
's own words on the floor of the Senate.
Here he is arguing for more debt, no budget, and attacking/blaming the tea parties for questioning the DC elite. Tell me I'm wrong. #Hobbitshttps://youtu.be/d7GfPEtyQsE?t=26s
Here is an article about how Obama called to thank #JohnMcCain
for his vote to save Obamacare, one of the worst pieces of legislation in US history.
It IS big govt. It IS a mess. It hurts we the people. All GOP ran on ending it.https://www.thedailybeast.com/mccain-obama-thanked-me-for-my-vote-to-save-obamacare?ref=home
McCain: Obama Thanked Me for My Vote to Save Obamacare
The former presidential competitors shared a word after the pivotal vote.https://www.thedailybeast.com/mccain-obama-thanked-me-for-my-vote-to-save-obamacare?ref=home
This ad is #JohnMcCain
attempting reelection in 2010. It details why border control is important. It's quite good. **Clearly he understood the problems.** Please find me evidence of #SenJohnMcCain
following through with this ad after he fooled voters.https://youtu.be/r0lwusMxiHc
Obama, one of the 5 most scandalous, evil, partisan Presidents in US history is invited to #McCain
"Pence attend the senator's funeral — but not President Trump."
It seems a glaring example of DC oligarchs/aristocrats vs we the people.http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/403638-mccain-to-lie-in-state-at-capitols-in-washington-arizona
Reinforcing that last: "The name most widely cited as a potential appointee is Cindy #McCain
[...] Ducey and his wife spent time"
Representation is not hereditary. We are NOT a monarchy. #SenJohnMcCain
family & GOP think we are. #JohnMcCainhttps://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/25/john-mccain-senate-seat-arizona-what-happens-796163
I'm sorry if facts upset you. I'm grateful for his military service. But Democrats (and GOPe) are celebrating John McCain now because he was a progressive, a perpetual boon to their side. Whatever happened to him, he came to despise conservatives and libertarians, we the people.
McCain overtly lied for reelection, undermined conservative causes, used govt and media to destroy popular and conservative dissent, & openly hated anyone who questioned the aristocracy/oligarchs of DC.
Ignoring that helps the existential threat to this Republic. I won't.
- Tags:#4thestate5thcolumn, #hobbits, #johnmccain, #johnmccainamericanhero, #johnmccainisoverparty, #johnmccainrip, #mccain, #mccainfamily, #mccainlegacy, #mccainstrong, #senatormccain, #senjohnmccain
I just wanted to make sure I left this somewhere in case I need it again. I should have been doing this for some time now. So much has been going on, with so much disinformation.
If you mention Mollie Tibbetts and someone responds Nia Wilson, it is time to face some uncomfortable truths. First, please understand, the Democrat media machine coordinated and spoon fed them that talking point, *entirely* to silence you. Media doesn't care about either murder.
Let's look at the tragic murder of Nia Wilson. The killer was a career criminal. The crime rate of Oakland is off the charts. Homicide is 5X the national average. What do locals do about that? Democrats have run it since 1977.
Democrats & (mostly Democrat) Californians were so pleased with how Oakland has been run, they elected one of the Mayors for nearly ten years the current Governor! Democrat cities regularly suffer lousy education, poor mental health support, corrupt govt, corrupt cops...
... lenient prosecution, and high crime. Look how long the top 10 violent cities have been run by Democrats. Residents keep voting Democrat! So what, exactly, would you like the rest of us to do about it? We're outraged. When we say so we're called racist and are blamed for it!
Now let's look at the murder of Mollie Tibbets. The crime rate there is 1/4 the national average. Urbanites are so numb to murder it barely gets a mention on the news, and they keep voting for the same non solutions. Where Tibbets was murdered there is an expectation of safety.
More important than the crime rate differences, the murder of Mollie Tibbets was 100% avoidable. 100%. Had politicians and law enforcement followed duly passed laws on the books AND THEIR OATHS TO THEM, the killer would not have been here to murder. That's indisputable.
There is no certainty what might have prevented Wilson's murder. Maybe if the area had better education, less crime, stronger criminal penalties, better social infrastructure it might not have happened. Tibbets' murder was 100% avoidable. There is no *honest* comparison.
Which brings us to the uncomfortable truths.
1) No Democrat making the comparison cares about the murder of Mollie Tibbets, and few likely care about the murder of Nia Wilson, either. Their only interest is political agenda.
Make your case and move on when they ignore it.
2) Democrats do not care about *any* murders. Set aside cities and doing the same thing repeatedly. Let's look at Parkland schools. Democrats still just rage about guns. To some degree that's forgivable. Democrat media, especially CNN and Jake Tapper, hid information from them.
Inform them Broward Supt didn't spend $100 million for safety before the killing, his PROMISE program & other policies PROTECTED the killer, deputies waited to enter&held back medics, and media lied to them about it all, and they won't care. Deaths don't matter. It's all agenda.
3) *Democrats are racists.* There is one primary reason they cite Nia Wilson while calling us racist over Tibbets outrage. Tibbets is white and was killed by a (their words) "brown person." To them that's why we care, not because our politicians and LEOs are breaking our laws.
Wilson is black, killed by a white. Their primary concern is the hate crime designation, not the murder. They see race first, always, and everything else is framed by that. And now they can *use* it for a false comparison. What they see is the black/white, white/brown dynamic.
4) As illustrated above, Democrats are only interested in one thing: their agenda. No murder matters. No deaths matter. What matters are the agenda items of silencing dissent, stirring racial division for power, importing future govt dependents for votes, and bigger govt.
Try to educate them. Try to change their minds. But please don't kid yourself that Democrats - and I mean the Democrat voter you will interact with, not just the oligarchs - in any way care about truth or your thoughts. Defeating you is the point. To them Nia Wilson is a tool.
Keep in mind as you read this that it was recommended by Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.
I'll make this one note then leave the rest without comment.
"The solution for the people of California was to reconfigure the political landscape and shift a supermajority of citizens [...]embraced the inevitable diversity of 21st-century society"
To me this is a clear admission that they support ongoing mass colonization for the purpose of political power. Forget all the feel good garbage they hide behind. He's saying here that they brought in millions of illegals over a long period to change the citizenry.
I know we know this. It's just rare to find an admission of it.
Now to the article. Again, recommended by the CEO of a major social media outlet...
The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War
Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win( Read more...Collapse )
If you can see it, please feel free to use any or all without attribution. I deliberately do not want credit for several reasons. I want the information spread.
However, even as the American people remained rightly skeptical of Iran in the last year of President Obama’s first term, the Obama White House had begun secret talks with the Ahmadinejad regime, which would result in the world’s acquiescence to Iran’s nuclear program.
How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”?
As Rhodes explained to his bemused interviewer, David Samuels, in a New York Times Magazine profile this weekend, it was first necessary to lie to a corrupted and inexperienced American media about all sorts of things, beginning with the nature and intentions of the enemy Iranian regime. Subsequent lies were caked on, as the White House took advantage of a dangerous mix of journalists’ ignorance, their ideological and partisan commitment to the administration, and, finally, their career aspirations.
Rhodes said, “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns… They literally know nothing.” Thus they will believe what he tells them. He also tells friendly non-governmental organizations and think tanks what he is telling the journalists. Those outlets produce “experts” whose expert opinion is just what Rhodes wants it to be. These ignorant young journalists thus have quotes that look like independent confirmation of the White House’s lies. Here’s how Samuels describes the scene:In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. ‘We created an echo chamber,’ [Rhodes] admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. ‘They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.’ (emphasis added)
Nuland’s successor, Jen Psaki, would later admit that, as Fox’s James Rosen reported, “the meetings stretched back to 2011.” By that time, as New York Times Magazine makes clear, Rhodes had fashioned a new origin story for the administration’s negotiations: that a “thaw” in American-Iranian relations was made possible by the election of Iranian “moderates” in the summer of 2013. Samuels writes of Rhodes:He is adept at constructing overarching plotlines with heroes and villains, their conflicts and motivations supported by flurries of carefully chosen adjectives, quotations and leaks from named and unnamed senior officials. He is the master shaper and retailer of Obama’s foreign-policy narratives, at a time when the killer wave of social media has washed away the sand castles of the traditional press. (emphasis added)
Now, as Samuels reports, the White House knew it had enough political will and ideological accomplices in the media to jam the story down Americans’ throats and score a political victory:Rhodes has become adept at ventriloquizing many people at once. Ned Price, Rhodes’s assistant, gave me a primer on how it’s done. The easiest way for the White House to shape the news, he explained, is from the briefing podiums…. ‘But then there are sort of these force multipliers,’ he said, adding, ‘We have our compadres, I will reach out to a couple people, and you know I wouldn’t want to name them—‘
‘I can name them,’ I said, ticking off a few names of prominent Washington reporters and columnists who often tweet in sync with White House messaging.
Price laughed. ‘I’ll say, “Hey, look, some people are spinning this narrative that this is a sign of American weakness,”’ he continued, ‘but—’
‘In fact it’s a sign of strength!’ I said, chuckling. (emphasis added)
[...] Samuels is chuckling because the game is so obviously rigged,
"This brings us to al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen. Perhaps no other reporter in Washington is as identified with voicing the point of view of both the Iranian regime and the White House. Unfortunately for the American people, this is anything but a difficult balancing act: the party line, in both cases, is almost always identical. "
"Iran was allowed to make a deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect itself, and the terms of this deal were never turned over to Congress as the Corker-Cardin law required. Once again, friendly media action covered illegal action. Ignorant journalists who knew nothing but what they had been fed were willing partners in shutting down the debate. This gave cover for the president’s few allies in the Senate to stage their filibuster. It was successful, as the Senate never voted to accept or reject the Iran deal. The failure to disclose the side deals’ terms to Congress violated the Corker-Cardin law.
Similarly, the White House’s pet journalists fell all over themselves making sure that every outlet in America described the post-deal elections in Iran as a victory""Abandoning longtime allies while embracing states that have long been enemies is a massive strategic shift more momentous than what can ordinarily be explained as “foreign policy”; in a free society, it requires the assent of the American people. Like its manipulation of the Constitution’s treaty process, this White House subverted that assent to convince Americans that they live in a different, less dangerous world.
Operating as if we live in that different world, though, is a treacherous illusion. Some of the tangible results, not yet a year after the Iran deal: the consolidation of hard-liner power in Iran; the collapse of the ban on Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles; the collapse of the arms control regimes preventing Iran from buying heavy weapons and missiles from Russia; Iran’s staging of multiple new ballistic missile tests; and, finally, that Iran has generated so much new enriched uranium, they’ve had to ship tons to Russia."http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/09/ben-rhodes-reveals-how-obama-duped-america-into-the-dangerous-iran-deal/
"A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000-word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade-long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine-smuggling-and-organized-crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran."
"In response, a Twitter mob of mid-level bureaucrats and former intelligence officers orchestrated in the usual fashion attacked Asher in tandem with the media echo chamber used to sell the Iran Deal, with former political operatives from the Obama White House supplying the usual talking points to their hatchet-men. "
"The catchphrase, “undisclosed anti-Iran deal bias,” is an extended replay version of the catchy slogans Team Obama used to market the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action."
"Watching even seasoned pros succumb to this kind of adolescent pressure game and publicly suck up to bullying flacks while throwing shade on members of their own profession is a depressingly normal occurrence, which shows that the two once-separate professions—partisan flackery, and reporting the news—have merged into a single, mindless borg.
"The case against Meyer’s article is preposterous on the face of it. Obama made reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, Hezbollah’s patron, his top second-term priority. To make this happen, Obama paid the Iranians hundreds of millions a month to stay in negotiations, provided them with billions in sanctions relief after the deal was struck, shipped $1.3 billion in cash to the IRGC on wooden pallets, and as Meyer reported in a previous article, freed Iranian agents who tried to ship weapons and other banned items from the US to Iran. Yet we are supposed to believe that, at the very same time, these same people, with these views, serving a president with these priorities, would allow the DEA to arrest major Hezbollah assets who were funding Iran’s “equities” in Syria, at a moment in which the Iran Deal hung in the balance? Why on earth would they do that–while continuing to service Iran and Hezbollah in every other way possible?"
"Not to take anything away from Meyer’s excellent reporting, and the work and time it took to build his 13,000-word expose, but perhaps the most shocking thing about his piece is that it took so long for a single journalist in Washington—and judging by Twitter, there are apparently thousands of them, tweeting the exact same approved takes in unison—to report and write it."http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/252293/josh-meyer-gets-an-echo-chamber-beat-down
This should be one of the biggest stories ever.
"In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.""In this case, multi-ton loads of cocaine entering the United States, and hundreds of millions of dollars going to a U.S.-designated terrorist organization with vast reach."
"The administration also rejected repeated efforts by Project Cassandra members to charge Hezbollah’s military wing as an ongoing criminal enterprise under a federal Mafia-style racketeering statute, task force members say. And they allege that administration officials declined to designate Hezbollah a “significant transnational criminal organization” and blocked other strategic initiatives that would have given the task force additional legal tools, money and manpower to fight it."
"A former senior national security official of the Obama administration, who played a role in the Iran nuclear negotiations, [...]
“The world is a lot more complicated than viewed through the narrow lens of drug trafficking. [...] Your approach to anything as complicated as Hezbollah is going to have to involve the interagency [process], because the State Department has a piece of the pie, the intelligence community does, Treasury does, DOD does.”"
In plain English he's saying that knowledge of massive drug trafficking into the United States will be ignored, and the perpetrators allowed, if the (all left wing) STATE DEPARTMENT wants to veto it.
"Within months, task force officials said, Project Cassandra was all but dead. [...]
As a result, the U.S. government lost insight into not only drug trafficking and other criminal activity worldwide, but also into Hezbollah’s illicit conspiracies with top officials in the Iranian, Syrian, Venezuelan and Russian governments — all the way up to presidents Nicolas Maduro, Assad and Putin""Meanwhile, Hezbollah — in league with Iran — continues to undermine U.S. interests in Iraq, Syria and throughout wide swaths of Latin America and Africa, including providing weapons and training to anti-American Shiite militias."
"Meanwhile, in Iraq, the U.S. military was probing the role of Iran in outfitting Shiite militias with high-tech improvised explosive devices known as Explosively Formed Penetrators, or EFPs, that had already killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers.
All of these paths eventually converged on Hezbollah."
"The administration’s eagerness for an Iran deal was broadcast through so many channels, task force members say, that political appointees and career officials at key agencies like Justice, State and the National Security Council felt unspoken pressure to view the task force’s efforts with skepticism. One former senior Justice Department official confirmed to POLITICO that some adverse decisions might have been influenced by an informal multi-agency Iran working group that “assessed the potential impact” of criminal investigations and prosecutions on the nuclear negotiations."
"Once the Obama administration left office, in January 2017, the logjam of task force cases appeared to break, and several task force members said it wasn’t a coincidence."
Allowing tons of cocaine into the US
Allowing massive scale money laundering in the US
Allowing countless millions be funneled to terrorist enemies of the US, who were killing US soldiers
All to protect a deal that PROTECTS terrorist Iran for ten years as they develop nukes.https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/
At some point I'm probably going to post about the Jar Jar Binks of the new movies, the Han-shot-last of the new films, the hot garbage, betraying so much of the Force, the franchise, and the setups of The Force Awakens that is The Last Jedi.
A few things were great.
My white hot hatred at the so very many things that sucked outweighs it all. I'm torn on expressing it, as there is just so much. But I can't seem to release enough of that hatred in any other venue to ease the rage.
The Last Jedi has helped me understand and embrace the Dark Side.
If you say ANYTHING even semi specific about the film, like it or not, without a clear *SPOILER* warning and
a few lines of dots before you start giving away the film, I have no respect for you, we can't be friends, and I will delete that shit if I can. It sucked, but don't ruin things for others. Common courtesy matters.
This is potentially big:
"In August, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats announced the formation of a counterintelligence unit inside the FBI that was going to get to the bottom of national-security leaks. They were looking not just at the intelligence community but also Congress. Which is where the biggest of last week’s botched CNN stories gets even more interesting.
The email that CNN reported was part of the investigative evidence shared with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Republican Devin Nunes, with ranking Democratic member Adam Schiff. So a member of the committee or staffer is the likely source of the CNN leak—and it probably was not a Republican. If the mistaken date was on a document that was leaked to CNN and was part of a government sting operation—which sought to identify the leaker by altering a date on a document, and providing that document to only one member of the oversight committee—then whoever leaked that document has now been outed, and is facing some real trouble."
It would be nice to FINALLY see a Democrat going to jail for these illegal antics.
Now to the dossier and how so much of this makes no sense...
"Steele claims that two of his sources are Russian officials, including an intelligence officer. The bulk of the case for collusion rests on their information because they would be best placed to have the skinny on the Trump team’s dealings with the Kremlin. And who knows? Maybe Russian spooks really do give up secrets to anyone who asks, even a former British spy who asks long-distance questions of Russian officials through paid intermediaries.
But why on earth should we believe them? Isn’t the premise of Russiagate that Trump is bad precisely because he colluded with Russian officials? So Russian officials are conniving bastards when they seek to secretly undermine an American election by conspiring with Trump—but when they conspire with an ex-British spy to claim that Trump is conspiring with Russian officials they’re 100 percent trustworthy?
Is your head spinning yet? Mine is.
Yes, the Steele dossier is nonsense. Before the election, Fusion GPS met with the executive editor of The New York Times, Dean Baquet, who passed on the biggest story on the planet. As Baquet wrote to Axios in an email: “I can say without hesitation that we were never told anything reportable about Russia that we held back at any point.” In other words: Nothing in the Steele dossier was fit to print.
Did Baquet blow a New York Times exclusive on maybe the biggest story of all time? Did Reuters blow it, too? Did all the other news organizations that threw the Steele dossier in the trash in the fall of 2016 also get the story wrong? That would certainly be news. But I don’t think it happened.""When Barack Obama’s four intelligence chiefs briefed the newly elected president on the Steele dossier weeks before the inauguration, they re-credentialed the dossier for the press. The dossier that respectable editors—nearly all of them—had rejected in the fall was suddenly news. Why? Because now the story was about senior American spies briefing the newly elected president about a report that no respectable press outfit could verify.
So now it was OK to publish it. No, wait, it was a vital public service to publish it. It was an act of #resistance
Today’s journalists are simply keys on a piano, which is played by higher powers—like Fusion GPS, the Obama echo chamber, bureaucrats who operate in the shadows, and ambitious congressmen angling for the spotlight. “Reporting” means joining the line for the handouts that these entirely self-interested “sources” use as weapons in their extra-constitutional wars with each other. A “scoop” means being reliable enough to get jumped to the head of the handout line. This isn’t news from nowhere—it’s weaponized dirt whose sources are concealed in order to give it the appearance of “news.”"
Why Glenn Greenwald Deserves a Pulitzer Prize
For his poignant and intrepid rebuke of the American media’s obsession with a false narrativehttp://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/251387/why-glenn-greenwald-deserves-a-pulitzer-prize
"Determined to keep a Freedom Caucus member out of the Senate, McConnell and SLF swung into action with a little over a month to go, spending over four million dollars carpet-bombing Mo Brooks. They told everyone who would listen that they were going to destroy Brooks. They even hired consultants for a potential primary challenger in his house seat, just to intimidate him.
Why did they do all this?
Because they decided early that it would be easy to beat Roy Moore in a runoff. Unfortunately for them, Alabama voters didn’t really like the meddling by DC. "
"McConnell and his team at SLF often make a few basic arguments defending their actions in Alabama. They are worth examining.
1. “If we don’t intervene, we’ll end up with Christine O’Donnells and Todd Akins who will lose vital seats that we need to keep our majority.”
A couple things are important to note here:
A) The argument is essentially that voters must be saved from themselves."
"C) Yes, the conservative movement has backed some bad candidates before. But let’s also remember: If Mitch McConnell and SLF had their way, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Pat Toomey, and Rand Paul never would have been Senators.
Furthermore, it’s not like McConnell and his team exactly have a sterling record of picking general election winners either. Tommy Thompson, Rick Berg and Connie Mack all come to mind."
"In Murkowski’s case, after she lost the GOP primary in 2010, and ran a write in bid, McConnell promised publicly that she could keep her seniority if she won. McConnell’s promise was a key reason she was re-elected."
So it's a flat out lie.
Mitch McConnell Is The Reason Doug Jones Is A Senatorhttp://thefederalist.com/2017/12/12/mitch-mcconnell-is-the-reason-doug-jones-is-a-senator/
"McConnell Senate Leadership Fund ultimately spent $8 million on the primary, and the NRSC kicked in $400,000."
"Team McConnell blamed Bannon for backing Moore.
“He’s proven beyond a shadow of a doubt he has no capability to run a U.S. Senate race,” Holmes said of Bannon"
There are two problems with this argument. (Keep in mind, I detest Bannon, and Moore is a kook and walking stereotype)
1) Bannon jumped on the Moore train late. He didn't pick him. 2) Even with accusations of molesting a teenager Moore lost by the amount of write in votes encouraged by GOP.
Inside McConnell’s slow-motion Alabama train wreckhttps://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/13/alabama-special-senate-election-mitch-mcconnell-222569
"Moore lost because Republicans including Alabama Senator Richard Shelby dumped on their own seat just to rightfully oppose Moore rather than saying “Moore is bad but vote on the GOP line to keep the seat in GOP hands and then we will remove him later.”"
I disagree with this point. Republicans wanted to lose the seat to attack Bannon and teach the serfs a lesson. It's not as if they are doing anything in Congress anyway. They could have elected him, vetted the accusers under oath, then expelled him. That never entered their minds.
5 Reasons Why It’s Disingenuous for GOPers to Blame Bannonhttps://medium.com/@YossiGestetner/5-reasons-why-its-disingenuous-for-gopers-to-blame-banno-166983f1d96c
Media pretends they don't know this?!?
"Monday the Washington Post profiled Fusion GPS, the Washington DC-based communications shop that assembled and distributed the “dossier” alleging that Donald Trump colluded with Russia"
"Fusion GPS spearheaded the campaign to undo the Magnitsky Act, American legislation imposing sanctions on Russian officials and other figures close to Vladimir Putin. Their work featured a smear campaign against the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, financier William Browder."
"“The Post ignored some of Fusion GPS’s worst excesses, including the scorched earth tactics they used against a journalist in London who was whistleblowing corruption in Venezuela, Alek Boyd. Fusion GPS planted stories that he was a rapist and pedophile.”
The Washington Post story is a whitewash. The paper’s newsroom is a reliable Fusion GPS ally, staffed by several former Wall Street Journal reporters who shared bylines with Simpson and other Fusion GPS principals who also worked at the Journal."
"Why is Fusion GPS on defense this time? Because the yearlong hoax played on the American public, Russiagate, looks like it’s collapsing under its own weight, and Fusion GPS is in the middle of it.
Tuesday, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow called for a special prosecutor to look into improper contact between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS. Monday reports came out that the wife of a senior Justice Department official demoted for concealing his meetings with Simpson herself worked for Fusion GPS. Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ official Gregory Ohr, was paid by Fusion during the summer and fall of 2016, when the anti-Trump dossier was produced and shopped to media outlets.
Further, court findings released by the House Intelligence Committee last month indicate that Fusion GPS was paying journalists covering the Russia story and was paid by at least one press organization. If, or when, the details of that information are released, the media will have questions to answer."
"The Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee have evaded answering questions about the Steele dossier. Campaign chairman John Podesta says he knew nothing about it. All that’s getting increasingly difficult to believe since it appears that the candidate herself may have been read in before the election.
The Washington Times reported this weekend that Fusion GPS was behind the now discredited Slate story about a special email server existed between Trump Tower and Moscow’s Alfa bank. Hillary Clinton tweeted the story the day it appeared"
Washington Post Profile Of Fusion GPS Downplays Firm’s Shady Russian Connectionshttp://thefederalist.com/2017/12/12/washington-post-profile-of-fusion-gps-downplays-firms-shady-russian-connections/
"And when you’re conservative woke, you’re ready to deploy the most powerful non-bullet firing weapon in your liberty-loving arsenal – your devastating capability not to give a damn what the liberals and their Conservative, Inc., cruise-shilling Benedict Arnold buddies say.
When you don’t care anymore, they got nothing."
"Look. Learn. Accept the harsh truth.
They hate you.
They hate you.They hate you.No matter how you try to please them, regardless of whether or not you comply with their every command, that will never change.
They hate you. Govern yourself accordingly.
"Wokeness to elite lies is now central to who conservatives are, and the True Conservatives™ are furious that we’ve stopped caring. They hate that the primary principle of conservatism is no longer losing like well-behaved little wusses
– that was their only real talent and if we don’t intend to lose anymore, we don’t need that crew of smarmy losers anymore."https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/12/11/woke-conservatives-and-the-awesome-power-of-not-caring-n2420738
"Forget your routine bias, these were four bombshells disseminated to millions of Americans by breathless anchors, pundits, and analysts, all of them feeding frenzied expectations about collusion that have now been internalized as indisputable truths by many. All four pieces, incidentally, are useless without their central faulty claims. Yet there they sit. And these are only four of dozens of other stories that have fizzled over the year."
Political Journalists Have Themselves To Blame For Sinking Credibilityhttp://thefederalist.com/2017/12/11/political-journalists-credibility/
"I teach in a law school. For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn
. But true to stereotype, I increasingly find that most of them cannot think, don’t know very much, and are enslaved to their appetites and feelings. Their minds are held hostage in a prison fashioned by elite culture and their undergraduate professors.
They cannot learn until their minds are freed from that prison."
"Here is the speech I gave them."
Undoing the Dis-Education of Millennialshttp://newbostonpost.com/2017/11/09/undoing-the-dis-education-of-millennials/
1/ It's time to post Melvin's Thanksgiving Survival Guide for non leftists. Everyone is doing one; left, right, myopic muddled middles. They're all wrong. ThanksgivingDay
2/ Don't engage, except for 1 of 2 reasons. If you must engage with progressives, do so ONLY for your amusement (don't care & watch them rage), OR
3/ to pit competing progressive collectivist factions vs one another on their totem pole of victimhood (Latinos, blacks, gays, women, Muslims) and watch.
4/ This view isn't cynical. It's pragmatic. There is a fundamental issue too few on the right and myopic middle refuse to accept about progressives.
5/ Progressives have only one goal. It is not understanding your arguments or differences. It is not ideological diversity. It is to defeat you.
6/ To quote EvanSayet's epiphanic speech (buy the book!) "this makes you not just wrong on your issues&your stances. They DON'T EVEN THINK about your issues&your stances...
7/ They don't have to. [...] Would you sit and contemplate Hitler's Social Security policy? No, you would fight Hitler."http://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/regurgitating-the-apple-how-modern-liberals-think
8/ When you engage there is no possible persuading. The leftist already "knows" you are a racist, misogynist, XYZ-phobic, hater, or at best an unwitting tool.
9/ The only result of engaging with a leftist if you can't keep it humorous or direct them to fighting another progressive is they will hate you more AND...
10/ all the politically ignorant or myopic middle bystanders will consider you the villain, because the progressive will appeal to emotion & pretend offense.
11/ Like it or not, this is. How many years did you endure being called racist for any criticism of Obama, after being called fascist if you didn't fully condemn Bush?
12/ Progressives don't disagree. Progressives despise that you dissent and will (now&future) make you stop it by any means. (see antifa, Obama's/Lerner's IRS)
13/ Some will respond 'then the country has no hope'. I'm just reporting reality. Feel free to prove me wrong. Get one to genuinely consider your dissent.
14/ You can no more reason with them than with anti-abolitionists pre Civil War. What works or what is best is of no interest. The only interest is their agenda.
15/ You have no hope of fixing that until you at least recognize it. Happy Thanksgiving in the America progressive education has built for a century. ThanksgivingDay
16/ What prompted this was partially a piece from @mark_bauerlein (who means well & offers good insights but doesn't really get it) at @POLITICOMag.https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/22/trump-supporter-thanksgiving-dinner-family-215853
And I can thank so many of my Facebook interactions for this insight.
"In today’s environment where few people care to read a report that extends beyond a sentence or two, the facts behind the Uranium One scandal are often readily dismissed due to its transactional complexity, the complicity of those involved, and the media’s collusion in keeping this story under wraps."
"The Uranium One “scandal” is not a scandal at all, but a host of potential crimes against the United States. Not just one crime, but many overlapping crimes. It not only involves the Clintons, but many others who potentially conspired to use their positions of power and political influence to facilitate one of the most egregious crimes against America—and others who assisted in covering it up.
The following is presented as a detailed (but not exhaustive) outline, in chronological format, of key people and events comprising what is known as the Uranium One scandal. It is intended as a reference resource for those truly desirous to understand the depth and scope of one of the most disturbing allegations of criminality in modern U.S. history"
Understanding the Uranium One “Scandal”http://canadafreepress.com/article/understanding-the-uranium-one-scandal
"just released hundreds of thousands of documents, long withheld by the Obama administration, that were seized in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden."
"Particularly a 19-page assessment by a senior jihadist of the al Qaeda-Tehran ties: how Iran supplied 'everything [we] needed,' including 'money
, arms' and 'training in Hezbollah camps in Lebanon,' as well as safe haven for other jihadis.
Yes, there were occasional conflicts and jealousies — but not enough to sever the relationship, which bin Laden himself described as post-2001 al Qaeda’s 'main artery for funds
, personnel and communication.'
The Obama White House had this information for nearly five years
before negotiating the nuclear deal"
"Secretary of State John Kerry himself admitted that much of the money would go to supporting terrorist groups."Obama handed $150 billion, a lot in cash
, knowing it would be used to fund terrorism, including attacking Americans. All for a deal where we agree to protect the terrorist sponsor while they pinky swear not to develop nukes for a whopping ten years. That's nothing short of alliance with a terrorists and enemies. He's a traitor, as is the party who support him.
(to be filled in at a later date. Archiving the links)
delusional nevertrumper https://t.co/O0yVtJXWmb
1/ "Thoughts?" I'll stick to this excerpt. The article would probably take too long given this taste of false choices and inaccuracy
2/ "[Flake] is a reliable conservative" Wowzers. 4y ago, before Trump was on POTUS radar, Atlantic noted the plummethttps://t.co/3F4GgzGqth
(How Flake became most unpopular Senator, from 2013)
3/ Opinions seem to vary on #JeffFlake
as reliable conservative. Some of this seems a bit important.https://t.co/7B58DULlY0
(How Jeff FLake beat Jeff Flake)
backed indisputably progressive KASICH, who violated his own state Constitution for Ocare $.https://t.co/H2HFxIDG1m
Bloomberg - Jeff FLake backed Kasich
5/ "get anything done": Favorite line of est GOP, who ignore 7 years of GOP lies & 2017s year of 0 legislative success to mock Trump
6/ Flake's conservatism vs Bannon's: False choice. The real one was McCainian "conservatism" & overt #NeverTrump
-ism vs something else.
7/ Get what done, exactly? Not conservatism. #JeffFlake
has dropped that facade, is hated bc of it, & now only attacks POTUS. Get done how?
8/ "Trumper Kelli Ward" It is this kind of #NeverTrump
vs others that causes the (let's call it) massive blind spots of this excerpt.
9/ Ward barely known vs incumbent who held seat since WW I, & lost by 11. Flake's *approval* is 18 & *ALL* he offers is attacking GOP POTUS
10/ Ward has a hard time ahead vs Dems & their #SalonApproved
allies trying to get a Democrat win. But Flake was done & knew it.
11/ I got the links from @benshapiro's 10/24 podcast. He concluded Trump = lousy Pres, yet told the truth. You should give it a listen. /end
If you haven't read this statement, you should. The entire thing. Setting the issue of the vile Democrat vermin aside, the remarks are informative and touching. I would love to see more of this kind of thing from everyone in DC.
First, as to the psychotic human filth in a cowboy hat
"I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing. A member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the President of the United States to a young wife"
"It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred. You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That's obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent cases. Life -- the dignity of life -- is sacred. That's gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well.
Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer. But I just thought -- the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred.
And when I listened to this woman and what she was saying, and what she was doing on TV, the only thing I could do to collect my thoughts was to go and walk among the finest men and women on this Earth. And you can always find them because they're in Arlington National Cemetery. I went over there for an hour-and-a-half, walked among the stones, some of whom I put there because they were doing what I told them to do when they were killed."
Each day I think I can't hate Democrats more, that they've run out of lows to reach. If they prayed to a God that isn't government I would tell them to pray they never get the Civil War they are creating.
"Most Americans don't know what happens when we lose one of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, our Coast Guardsmen in combat. So let me tell you what happens:
Their buddies wrap them up in whatever passes as a shroud, puts them on a helicopter as a routine, and sends them home. Their first stop along the way is when they're packed in ice, typically at the airhead. And then they're flown to, usually, Europe where they're then packed in ice again and flown to Dover Air Force Base, where Dover takes care of the remains, embalms them, meticulously dresses them in their uniform with the medals that they've earned, the emblems of their service, and then puts them on another airplane linked up with a casualty officer escort that takes them home.
A very, very good movie to watch, if you haven't ever seen it, is 'Taking Chance,' where this is done in a movie -- HBO setting. Chance Phelps was killed under my command right next to me, and it's worth seeing that if you've never seen it."
I have not seen this film. I assumed it was more Hollywood's garbage treatment of military. I have now put it on my list.
"So that's the process. While that's happening, a casualty officer typically goes to the home very early in the morning and waits for the first lights to come on. And then he knocks on the door; typically a mom and dad will answer, a wife. And if there is a wife, this is happening in two different places; if the parents are divorced, three different places. And the casualty officer proceeds to break the heart of a family member and stays with that family until -- well, for a long, long time, even after the internment. So that's what happens.
Are these young men and women? They are the best 1 percent this country produces. Most of you, as Americans, don't know them. Many of you don't know anyone who knows any one of them. But they are the very best this country produces, and they volunteer to protect our country when there's nothing in our country anymore that seems to suggest that selfless service to the nation is not only appropriate, but required. But that's all right."
"Typically, the only phone calls a family receives are the most important phone calls they could imagine, and that is from their buddies. In my case, hours after my son was killed, his friends were calling us from Afghanistan, telling us what a great guy he was. Those are the only phone calls that really mattered.
And yeah, the letters count, to a degree, but there's not much that really can take the edge off what a family member is going through.
So some Presidents have elected to call. All Presidents, I believe, have elected to send letters. If you elect to call a family like this, it is about the most difficult thing you could imagine.
There's no perfect way to make that phone call.
When I took this job and talked to President Trump about how to do it, my first recommendation was he not do it because it's not the phone call that parents, family members are looking forward to."
"then he said, how do you make these calls? If you're not in the family, if you've never worn the uniform, if you've never been in combat, you can't even imagine how to make that call."
"And he said to me, what do I say? I said to him, sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families.
Well, let me tell you what I told him.
Let me tell you what my best friend, Joe Dunford, told me -- because he was my casualty officer. He said, Kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining that 1 percent. He knew what the possibilities were because we're at war. And when he died, in the four cases we're talking about, Niger, and my son's case in Afghanistan -- when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on this Earth: his friends."
That is the message the Democrats in politics and media are deliberately
And a favorite moment:"So I'm willing to take a question or two on this topic. Let me ask you this: Is anyone here a Gold Star parent or sibling? Does anyone here know a Gold Star parent or sibling?
Okay, you get the question."
Full text: John Kelly’s remarks on Trump’s phone call to military widowhttp://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/19/full-text-john-kelly-remarks-trump-transcript-243965
, you say?
"Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served
on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.""Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark"
"Then-Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee
on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.""What is 'the establishment'?
"The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.
Both men now play a key role in the current investigation into possible, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign"http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration#.WeYE4DpXq3s.twitter
I didn't bother to link the Salon piece directly. Screw them.
"Leftist Outlet Salon Publishes “25 Conservatives Worth Following On Twitter”"
Salon. Far left outlet. Puts out a list of the best "conservatives". And it's about exactly what you'd expect.
"I would be horrified and humiliated if I ever made Salon‘s bestest conservatives evah list. Their list of conservatives worth following on Twitter consists almost exclusively of #NeverTrumpers
but includes faux conservatives raking in big bucks as some lamestream media outlet’s token righty.
In other words, the only conservatives worth following on Twitter are anti-Trump and/or not conservative at all."
That was the qualification. 'Step outside your bubble and read other people who also hate Trump.'
The examples this author shows are amusing for the absurdity. https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/10/leftist-outlet-salon-publishes-25-conservatives-worth-following-on-twitter/
So if you're ever on Twitter, know your #SalonConservativeNetwork
for what they are. Members of the #SCN
do have some decent people among them - I'm a huge fan of libertarian Kat Timpf, and Allapundit often has a lot to offer, for example - but they are praised here because their primary focus is on hating Trump. I'm not a fan of the loon, but I believe we should fight the left more than we do an erratic liberal Republican. The latter occasionally gets things right. Whether libertarian purists or Republican establishment, beltway fossils, these folks don't seem to agree.
Now we may have a better idea of why so many leftist women hate men. Maybe Ashley Judd is a "nasty woman" because she held back a story for years about Weinstein's sexual advances, in so doing condemned how many other women, and the guilt kills her. She was already a star by then, and wealthy. She had little to fear.
"Given the number of stories that have circulated for so long, Weinstein must have spread millions around New York, Los Angeles, and Europe to pay off lawyers and buy silence, including the silence of his victims. But he had something else going for him, too. He knew his victims would be reluctant to go public because it might suggest that some of their success, their fame even, was a function of their inability to protect themselves from being humiliated by a man who set the bar for humiliating others at the precise level of his own self-loathing."
"A journalist once told me about visiting another very famous Hollywood producer—you’d know the name—who exhibited for my friend his collection of photographs of famous female actresses—you’d know their names, too—performing sexual acts for his private viewing. As with Weinstein, this man’s chief thrill was humiliation, and the more famous the target the more roundly it was savored"
"The reason no one wrote it is not because the press wanted to get Weinstein, but couldn’t prove the story. No, it’s because the press was protecting Weinstein.
Why wouldn’t they? He made terrific movies and he was a big mover in Democratic party politics"
"Which brings us, finally, to the other reason the Weinstein story came out now: Because the court over which Bill Clinton once presided, a court in which Weinstein was one part jester, one part exchequer, and one part executioner, no longer exists."
An interesting read...
The Human Stain: Why the Harvey Weinstein Story Is Worse Than You Thinkhttp://www.weeklystandard.com/the-human-stain-why-the-harvey-weinstein-story-is-worse-than-you-think/article/2009995
Democrat media is at it again, trying to remake the Katrina Big Lie with Puerto Rico. Anderson Cooper has been parading the Mayor of San Juan - a radical leftist - as she weeps and moans about how the federal response is inadequate. It's almost all lies.
Most of these links are to twitter. One leads to video in Spanish, so you need to take the poster's word for it if you don't know the language.
The short version: It's all a lie.
Puerto Rico was poorly prepared. It's long been a completely corrupt, leftist shit hole with ancient electrical infrastructure.
There is a trucker's union, most of whom refuse to show up to haul the goods because of a beef with the Governor.
The Mayor of San Juan hasn't even gone to a FEMA meeting. (A reminder: FEMA depends on locals, which was the problem with Katrina.)
Bloomberg, not exactly Trump fans.
No, Trump Didn't Botch the Puerto Rico Crisishttps://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-30/no-trump-didn-t-botch-the-puerto-rico-crisis
Video of Geraldo Rivera, who knows Puerto Rico, about the condition it was and now is in.https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/914111776689577987
San Juan Mayor who famously cried "people are dying", clarifies with Geraldo that what she meant was people will eventually die if they don't get food. That's what CNN calls journalism.https://twitter.com/Melvin_Udall_/status/914536763640750080
Here she admits she hasn't been to FEMA meetingshttp://www.dailywire.com/news/21758/san-juan-mayor-admits-she-hasnt-met-federal-joseph-curl
Neighboring mayor praises Trump, says San Juan mayor playing 'politics,' AWOL at meetingshttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/neighboring-mayor-praises-trump-says-san-juan-mayor-playing-politics-awol-at-meetings/article/2636185
This leads to a tweetstorm of comments and links. This guy is quite good.https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/914234120133263361
More from him. With video of the head of the truckers saying they are striking. https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/914296724822179840
More on the truckershttps://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/914308149443649537
Teamsters Refuse To Drive Supply Trucks in Puerto Rico Because of Uber, Lyft?https://www.hollywoodlanews.com/teamsters-refuse-drive-hurricane-supplies-trucks-puerto-rico/
As always, the problem is leftists. As always, the left are lying about what's going on.
Sane people should read this for rampant problems w/ liberalism/#feminism
. #feminists #mensrights #misandry
First off, let's be clear. She isn't a nag. She's an asshole. Odds are, most this hate piece is meant for aren't going to notice that. 2/
Consider, the core story revolves around the present she asked for. She freely admits THE POINT of her present was for him to suffer. /3
She didn't just want the result, but she wanted it achieved a certain way... and that because she knew it would be frustrating. 4/
She wanted him to suffer "emotional labor". Will leftist women ever run out of ways to be victims while demanding the obedience of men? 5/
If you expect something to get done, fine. But to also expect it be done with your methods? That's time for you to "emotionally labor." 6/
She wants a servant not a spouse. And apparently she wants him to suffer for being lousy at both. Don't get me wrong. He is no prize. 7/
He's really inconsiderate. (Which seems her real problem) Though, that might also be because she's a bitch. She doesn't have to nag. 8/
How about you try just telling him, lady. Have you thought of that? And remembering birthdays for him? Picking up boxes? That's a choice. 9/
Remember how leftists insist there is no difference between boys and girls? Yet she explains how her daughter just naturally does things. /10
But her son needs praise. Then she contradicts all that by whining about social conditioning. SHE & HER SPOUSE "conditioned" them. /11
The whole thing is Orwellian, as usual with the left. Cut through all the words and what you get is the same thing with #feminism
Like most feminists she either resents or outright dislikes males, even her poor son. It's blatant. But instead of addressing that... /13
we get a new catch phrase, this #emotionallabor
bullshit, which is just more demonization of men. And if we debate, it will just "prove" /14
we are oppressors. We'll be #mansplaining
, & #hepeating
, probably while #manspreading
. They're nuts. Constant division. /15
And yet women over 30 start complaining men don't want to marry, calling them boys. Maybe there is just less upside daily? #feminism
Why marry? Men can be told we suck and get new nicknames for it just about anywhere now. We're in a #rapeculture
, depriving STEM jobs /17
, full of #wagedisparity
. We're terrible! And now our young sons even want praise! We're awful! /18
"Liberalism" is harmful. It breeds constant division, tears down everything, & spreads misery. That article caused me #emotionallabor
- Tags:#emotionallabor, #equalpay, #feminism, #feminists, #glassceiling, #hepeating, #mansplaining, #manspreading, #manterrupting, #mensrights, #misandry, #rapeculture, #wagedisparity
"What was A-OK yesterday is now forbidden, and what was forbidden yesterday is now mandatory. Their goal is to keep our heads spinning and paralyze us with fear, like nearsighted corporals caught in a minefield and terrified that if we take one wrong step we will detonate a concealed wrongthink booby-trap. They want us living in fear of their fussy wrath, and that is precisely why it is so important for us to keep abreast of pseudo-scandals like this so we can nip these libfascists' schemes in the bud and deny them the ability to rack up yet another victory in the culture war.
To stop them, they be made to hate the new rules they have created. Fredocon conservatives label this "Whataboutism" and demand we unilaterally disarm ourselves by abandoning this powerful weapon for showing normals why liberals are terrible. These goofs never met a battle they didn't think conservatives were morally obligated to lose.
What they call "whataboutism" isn't optional; our application of judgment and our highlighting of prog inconsistency is morally mandatory. Alinksy was right – we must hold our enemies to their own stupid standards, and that's especially true if it's a newly-invented standard designed only to silence and suppress us conservatives. We must take their new rules, roll them up real tight, and ram them down the left's collective collectivist throat, if not elsewhere."
"It's not even hypocrisy, because hypocrites at least believe that what they're doing is wrong."
"Hey, if you want to change the rule back, let's do that. Let's all gather together and state, unequivocally, "No, we are not going to fire people for what they say or think." Except you don't really want to do that. You want to have a special rule that applies only to conservatives, but we're not going to allow that to happen. That's why we're going to make the argument to normals for the universal application of the new rules you created. And it's an effective argument, which is why you hate it."
The Fake Outrage Over Breastgate Shows Why We Must Not Play Liberals’ New Rules Gamehttps://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/09/18/the-fake-outrage-over-breastgate-shows-why-we-must-not-play--liberals-new-rules-game-n2382731
29 United States Senators
publicly denounce due process of law
Keep in mind this is spin because the source is the Huffington Post.
"The 2011 letter is a comprehensive set of guidelines that helps universities, victims and students accused of sexual assault navigate the reporting process."
What it actually does is attempt to force kangaroo courts set up by universities to expel any accused, actively discouraging law enforcement involvement. You see, if you are an adult in college you should be able to cry to an unelected tribunal but if you're a waitress you have to go to the police like the other serfs. It is hard to express how much is wrong with all of this.
The core point, though, is 29 United States Senators are comfortable openly denouncing due process of law. If you think Democrats have limits you are kidding yourself.
29 Senators Sign Letter Urging DeVos To Maintain Title IX Guidelineshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/29-senators-sign-letter-devos-title-ix-guidelines_us_59bb1be7e4b02da0e1409bab
This is an excellent must read from The Federalist on the trans issue. It deserves your click. Rarely does someone with a wide audience come so close to the arguments I'd make.
How The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriagehttp://thefederalist.com/2017/09/06/transgender-crusade-made-rethink-support-gay-marriage/
"Many of my fellow millennial conservatives, out of what they view as courtesy, use the preferred pronoun and name for individuals who identify as transgender. Here is why I won’t: We will be made to care.
The phrase is care of another great conservative thinker, Erick Erickson. He coined it in the midst of the gay marriage debate. During that debate, I was like many of these younger millennial conservatives. I naively thought the issue was merely about gay marriage"
Those who've followed me from the beginning knew I was making the argument all along that I would happily support gay unions but not marriage, because the fight was about rule, not acceptance. I was wildly attacked for it. Hey_It's_Michael here on LJ, gay leftist coward and zealot, pretended to befriend me for nearly a year, pumping me for information to use against me because of that. He accidentally lost it one day, revealing himself. I was never more sure than after that day.
"It wasn’t just about redefining marriage to these activists; it was also about punishing those who weren’t 100 percent on board, especially religious Christians. The livelihoods and lives of bakers, photographers, farmers, and the CEO of Mozilla were destroyed for not completely adhering to the Thought Police’s demands."
I've been saying this, and it will
"For Acculturated recently, I gamed out a frightening thought experiment about how parents who decide not to play along with their child’s gender dysphoria could one day be faced with a visit from Child Protective Services."
If dissent even in thought is hate, so much so banning or even violence against it is okay, then you are committing child abuse if you teach your daughter that Sandy is actually still Bobby (and she must shower with him) but we have to humor the government school, or that you believe marriage is between one man and one woman. That's not tinfoil. It's an obvious progress
ion now proven by the gay marriage debate.
"With every tweet aimed at publicizing and shaming my position on transgenderism, the progressive Left is solidifying my decision to call Bruce Jenner by his given name""My answer for those on the Left who ask me 'Why do you care what transgender individuals call themselves?' is simply this: because you have made me."
Now here comes the big reveal. The LGBTQ Editor at Think Progress reacted to this piece on Twitter. Like the fellow gaystapo above he made the mistake of slipping and revealing who he is and what he actually wants, completely validating her argument. This is the left. This is Democrats. If you don't get that your head is up your ass.( Read more...Collapse )
"Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016
that leftist extremists known as 'antifa' had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as 'domestic terrorist violence,'
according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO."
1) Obama's. Debate over.
2) Like or hate him, Trump was right.
3) Now remember who all the supposed non-leftists were who spent more time condemning Trump for saying both sides are bad than condemning the violent groups. Pussies or progressives.
"Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that 'anarchist extremists' were the primary instigators of violence
at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of 'the capitalist system,' racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI."
In other words, any dissent to the Democrat agenda.
"Even before Charlottesville, dozens and, in some cases, hundreds of people on both sides showed up at events in Texas, California, Oregon and elsewhere, carrying weapons and looking for a fight. In the Texas capital of Austin, armed antifa protesters attacked Trump supporters and white groups at several recent rallies, and then swarmed police in a successful effort to stop them from making arrests.
California has become another battleground, with violent confrontations in Berkeley, Sacramento and Orange County leading to numerous injuries. And antifa counter-protesters initiated attacks in two previous clashes in Charlottesville, according to the law enforcement reports and interviews. "
4) In Berkeley California and Charlottesville Virginia, Democrats run the city and state. The states absolutely must know the information above. There is no way not to if in law enforcement. In both cities, instead of requesting state law enforcement to handle the certain violence they consistently tell police to back off. It seems in Charlottesville police deliberately funneled the protesters into
So why isn't DOJ investigating probable collusion between Democrats and what FBI & DHS classify as a domestic terrorist group? http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/01/antifa-charlottesville-violence-fbi-242235
"The mistake is to conflate the defense of liberties with the struggle for social justice. They are not the same thing, and we stymie our efforts to crush the racist far right—which we must—if we remain confined to a rights discourse.
In The Intercept on Monday, Glenn Greenwald made a reasonable point in defense of the ACLU, that 'the least effective tactic [in response to an event like Charlottesville] is to try to empower the state to suppress the expression of their views.' What Greenwald left conspicuously absent, however, is that most anti-fascist 'no platformers' are asking for no such thing.
We could argue for a reconfiguration of constitutional rights such that they are denied to intolerable speech, beyond the already existing statutes against incitement. An expansion of hate-speech statutes aiming to render illegal events like Unite the Right would not entail an immediate spiral into authoritarian censorship—Germany, France, and Hungary, for example, all have laws against certain Nazistic displays; in Germany, swastikas are illegal. These countries are no less 'free' than America by virtue of this."
I beg to differ.
"But the anti-fascist project is not one of asking for better statutes or a reconfiguration of rights. Nor is it a project of asking social-media leviathans to have further oversight over content. My allies who traveled to Charlottesville to confront
the Unite the Right, who shut down Milo Yiannopoulos in Berkeley, and who punched Richard Spencer in DC are not asking Donald Trump, nor Jeff Sessions, nor any police department to take action against the white supremacy that undergirds their authority. Firstly, because such energy might as well be spent praying to gods that don’t exist. But above all because the history of anti-fascism (antifa) is not one of presuming the good faith of state power. It is not one of asking. It is a history of direct and confrontational intervention—the sort of which is itself often not protected by a rights framework.
There is no right to punch Richard Spencer. ""Antifa is a promise to neo-Nazis and their bedfellows that we will confront them in the streets; we will expose them online and inform their place of employ. We are not asking venues to deny space to far-right events; we are vowing that all far-right events will be bombarded and besieged.
As I have previously noted in this publication, the history of anti-fascism in 20th-century Europe is largely one of fighting squads [...] In every iteration these mobilizations entailed physical combat.
"The neo-Nazis of the now are not the disenfranchised and disaffected, they are not the outlying fringe—they are the tip of the iceberg of white supremacy that has been the American status quo long before Trump’s ascendancy. "
'Reasonable' leftists want to end the First Amendment for speech they don't like.
Antifa (and various leftists of other names) are declaring
they intend violence
, and admitting they went to Charlottesville for violence
And they are telling us with that last line that any who defy them are the same as Nazis. https://www.thenation.com/article/not-rights-but-justice-its-time-to-make-nazis-afraid-again/
A good piece on the topic.
"Third-wave, victim-oriented, 'the Patriarchy is ruining my life and abortion is my right!' feminists are a far cry from their great-great grandmothers who marched long ago. Their ideology is toxic. They despise men. They poison conversations about gender in their quest for faux equality. They do more harm than good. These women wear p***y hats and promote free bleeding. I will not join in."
"Except. . . gender based wage injustice doesn’t exist. It isn’t an actual thing. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it illegal. Don’t expect these feminists to be honest about it, though. The grievance business just feels so good.
In March, Prager U put out a video called “There Is No Gender Wage Gap” in which the brilliant Christina Hoff Sommers completely obliterates the liberal talking point."
[Video linked from article]
One of the best questions to illustrate the absurdity:" 'If women were actually paid 77 cents on every dollar a man makes, why don’t businesses hire only women?' "
"CHOICE – not sexism – is the reason that earnings look different for men and women. For a group lifting choice up as a banner (especially when it comes to abortion), feminists are quick to cover it up when it explains why their paychecks look different.
Through a personal account the author describes how the progressive, Minitrue, fourth estate fifth column, traitor media works its propaganda magic.
"To understand America’s crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two institutions: the university and the news media. They do not regard their mission as educating and informing but indoctrinating.
In this column, I will focus on the media. I will dissect one issue that I know extremely well: the national and local coverage of the invitation extended to me to guest conduct the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The concert took place last week.I am well aware that this event is far less significant than many other issues. But every aspect of the reporting of this issue applies to virtually every issue the media cover.
Therefore, understanding how The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR covered my story leads to an almost perfect understanding of how the media cover every story where the left has a vested interest.
When it comes to straight news stories—say, an earthquake in Central America—the news media often do their job responsibly. But when a story has a left-wing interest, the media abandon straight news reporting and take on the role of advocates."
I believe he understates this. The first
question progressives in any field ask themselves with every
opportunity is: 'How can I use this to further progressivism'. Progressivism ('liberals', progressives, leftists, socialists, communists) is a religion. That religion's foremost Commandment is to proselytize. If the story is an earthquake, the more devout the progressive journalist the more likely they will look for an angle to promote the climate change hoax. Progressives rule the institutions that dole out awards and Nobel prizes. They do so based on the 'social justice' or whatever other euphemism for progressive agenda they come up with, and everyone in the profession knows it. Media is just one of the easiest examples.
As a side note, make no mistake that many Republicans are progressives, too. They might or might not know it, but they are. The cancer of it is often tempting, and always pervasive and virulent. That is a big part of why so many GOP accept leftist media's take on things. (The other major component is cowardice.)"Lesson No. 1: When the mainstream media write or say that a conservative 'suggested' something that sounds outrageous, it usually means the conservative never actually said it."
"Lesson No. 2: When used by the mainstream media, the words 'divisive' or 'contentious' simply mean 'leftists disagree with.'"
"Lesson No. 3: Contrary evidence is omitted."
"Lesson No. 4: Subjects are covered in line with left-wing ideology.
The subject of the article could have easily (and more truthfully) been covered in a positive way, as something unifying and uplifting.
'Despite coming from different political worlds, a leading conservative and a very liberal city unite to make music together'—why wasn’t this the angle of the story?"
Here he gets it:
"But as irresponsible as Hiltizk’s piece was, Hiltzik is a political columnist. Swed is not. He is a classical music critic.
What he did was one of the reasons I wrote that leftism is a cancer in the American bloodstream: The left damages virtually everything it touches—the arts, education, religion, the economy, the news media, and the military, among other areas of life."http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/23/key-ways-mainstream-media-distorts-truth/
Posting this so I can refer back to it.
"Administrations come and go, but the members of the iron triangle endure." - Ronald Reagan
"I would like to speak for a moment about one of the principal lessons I have learned, a lesson that I believe that has lasting importance.It sometimes seems to many Americans that what might be called a triangle of institutions—parts of Congress, the media, and special interest groups—is transforming and placing out of focus our constitutional balance, particularly in the areas of spending and foreign policy.
Some have used the term "iron triangle" to describe something like what I'm talking about, and with apologies to them, I'll borrow that term.
A measure of this iron triangle's power derives from its permanence. Administrations come and go, but the members of the iron triangle endure. Even the body that the framers of our Constitution intended to be the most vulnerable to shifts in public attitudes, the House of Representatives, has—with a combination of gerrymandering, changes in campaign finance rules, and the powers of the incumbency—become a virtually permanent chamber, no longer truly responsive to the people. With a 98-percent rate of reelection, there is less turnover in the House than in the Supreme Soviet
, and a seat in Congress is one of the most secure jobs in America.
But the iron triangle's power also comes from its ability to focus debate and overwhelming resources—like campaign money and letter writing campaigns—on issues that don't command broad and intense national attention. Yes, as I said a moment ago, thanks to us, most liberals are now afraid to discuss new spending. But go one step into greater detail, to the merits of this or that restraint on spending, and the iron triangle has virtually shut off public debate. Special interest groups focus all their resources and members on this line or that in the budget. And Members of Congress, particularly liberal Members, with their dependence on special interest campaign financing and their fear of bucking any group that is strongly committed to a spending program, take up the banner and join the charge."
"What we're talking about here is the very thing our Constitution was designed to protect us against
: a rise in the power of what Madison called factions. And I believe the budget crisis would not be nearly so serious today had not the Constitution itself been, in essence, rewritten nearly 15 years ago, upsetting the calculus of consent within our system and opening the way for the situation we now have.
I'm speaking of the Budget Act of 1974."
Remember this when The Supreme Turtle, Grand Fossil Mitch McConnell mumbles about the 'full faith and credit of the Unites States' as they raise the debt ceiling again and again.
"This year we also put an end—I hope for good—to the use of monster continuing resolutions to make the congressional budget veto-proof
Sound familiar? The debt in 1989 was approximately $3 trillion, Debt/GDP was 50%. We are now 20 trillion in debt, Debt/GDP approximately 105%.http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=35257
Reagan warned us. He just might not have known how bad it was. It's certainly worse now. There are no two parties. There are just two factions of statists.
I haven't posted in a while. Twitter addiction and the constant barrage of problems from the left distract. The Russia narrative is dying. The North Korea narrative was mostly pointless to post about. The various stories of infighting and firings are mostly dumb.
Charlottesville and the associated issues warrant it, as so much disinformation is going on, far too much of it with Republican help. I'm used to Republicans being liars and cowards in service to Democrats but this has been off the charts.
Okay, first off, NO ONE LIKES NAZIS EXCEPT NAZIS. We all know this. Our idiocracy republic has gone nuts. The Big Lie, the narrative, the agenda is to paint anyone who dissents from leftism as a Nazi. That's why ANY questions or comments about Charlottesville lead to "YOU'RE DEFENDING NAZIS". No. Screw you. Not only do I not like them for the obvious, lets break it down:
are socialists. Socialists, any form of collectivism, is the enemy of an American conservative.
They are racists. Racists are collectivists. Collectivism is the enemy of an American conservative.
Now that we've covered that...Charlottesville was a setup. It was manufactured top to bottom.
That's what the media and coward Republicans are trying so hard to hide. The Nazis/white supremacists/KKK (and others) had a permit
to gather. They have 1st Amendment rights. They were peaceful all night. These are facts
. It doesn't matter whether you like them. Refute the facts or stop talking. I watched them being universally mocked on twitter well into the morning. The violence started when violent communists (antifa, BLM, hired hands) arrived to cause violence, with obvious collusion from the Democrat Mayor and Governor
Here is an article I read today. Look at the map and give me any other logical conclusion. http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/17/charlottesville-map-indicates-police-allowed-violence-either-accident-purposefully/
"The police missed an opportunity by not setting an exclusionary zone for a one-block radius around the park." He is actually too kind. Looking at the map it becomes clear all the rumors have been true, that it was deliberately set up that those in the park were funneled directly at the violent communists.
Michael Barone: What identity politics hath wroughthttp://www.washingtonexaminer.com/michael-barone-what-identity-politics-hath-wrought/article/2631818
"So-called Antifa (anti-fascist) counter-demonstrators attacked the Lee statue supporters with deadly weapons and disguised with masks. "The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right," tweeted New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg from Charlottesville. "I saw club-wielding ‘antifa' beating white nationalists being led out of the park.""
That reporter was destroyed on twitter (and likely by NYT bosses) and had to issue a revision of her description of the leftists.
There was no way violence and mayhem would not ensue. Democrats created a racial incident to foment division and attack Trump.
Since then the Governor has used the opportunity to push gun control, saying the state police were outgunned. That's because a few at the park came armed with semi auto rifles. I won't insult the reader's intelligence like McCauliffe did explaining how ludicrous it is to claim state police were outgunned.
After the event the media (who as has been well established in the past are Democrats and coordinate with the Democrat party) went after Trump (as was the plan). Nothing he could have said would have been sufficient because it was all a setup
. They (and Republican Nevertrumpers) lied about what he said then and what he's said since. "He didn't condemn them!" - A lie. "He said many of the Nazis were good people" - a lie by omission because he said both sides. On and on. This article addresses some of those lies.The media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesvillehttp://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/346878-the-media-couldnt-be-more-blatant-in-distorting-trumps-words-on
Ignoring Antifa is caving to the Left’s demands. Don’t. https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/ignoring-antifa-is-caving-to-the-lefts-demands-dont#undefined.uxfs
"Prominent members of the Republican Party, and far too many in the conservative movement, are playing into the hands of the Alt-“Right” and the radical Left in their well-intentioned, but ultimately misguided reactions to President Trump’s Tuesday press conference."
He's wrong here:
"The Alt-“Right” bears responsibility for the worst of the violence — the terror attack allegedly perpetrated by James Alex Fields Jr., a neo-Nazi."
Two points about this
1) I'm not sure this is true. I have seen ample evidence posted to twitter of still shots showing his car was attacked with bats and poles by antifa. How many times have we said that if these communists block traffic and attack our vehicles we are hitting the gas? Remember Reginald Denny? And more recently BLM in Minneapolis, I believe, were pulling whites from cars to beat them. If I said this to media I wouldn't be able to finish a sentence without them claiming I'm defending him. I'm not. He might have panicked. He is likely guilty of second degree murder. Or he planned it and is a terrorist. I don't know. The mob was also guilty.
2) Increasingly dopey Kat Timpf and others screech that if this were a jihadist we'd yell terrorism immediately. Correct. Because jihadists target innocents while he was surrounded by a competing mob. Different things are different.
"Are these Republicans and others ignorant of what Antifa is? Antifa, short for “anti-fascism,” is the guise under which a collective of self-described anarchists, socialists, communists, and other disparate factions of the far-Left band together anonymously to use violence and intimidation to silence their political opponents. They have as their goal the destruction of the civil society."
And it's working.
I'm not defending Nazis. I'm not defending Trump. I'm defending truth. Government colluded with thugs to manufacture Charlottesville so they could attack Trump and gain power. This is as bad or worse than the 60s. This is the early fights of communists for Berlin, which caused the Nazis to rise. There should be a DOJ investigation and we should all denounce.
"It is imperative we begin emulating the left in its tactics.
A couple of years ago, I suggested a completely different strategy: I wanted to pursue a kinder path. I wanted an end to the speech wars and social media mobs and boycotts and all the rest of it.
But that path has been tried, and it has failed. Passive resistance -- moral resistance -- can only work when dealing with opponents with morality and honor, or who, at least, see you as more than subhuman."
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- Againhttp://ace.mu.nu/archives/369999.php
Let me preface this with it shouldn't matter what you think about Trump
. I think Trump is a loon. I think Trump is failing on most of his promises and has surrounded himself (outside his Cabinet) with the worst people. I think Trump would have been impeached by September had Democrats/5thColumn media and their elite or "principle" NeverTrump/AntiTrump GOP allies had just left him the hell alone. All the crying wolf exacerbates the situation and hardens his supporters. That's part of the point of this post. So... feel free to like Trump. Hate Trump. Not sure how to feel. That shouldn't matter regarding what I'm bringing up about this issue. Does he make it worse for himself? Sure. Still doesn't matter.
This should concern everyone. This is not an assault on Trump. This is an assault on all of us. This is not justice versus Trump no matter what Trump may have done
. This is the DC beltway versus the people. There is a lot of misinformation floating around, and even more people ignoring real issues and crimes
Full Transcript and Video: James Comey’s Testimony on Capitol Hillhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/us/politics/senate-hearing-transcript.html?mcubz=0&_r=0
"HEINRICH: The memos that you wrote — you wrote, did you write all nine of them in a way that was designed to prevent them from needing classification?
COMEY: No. And — and, on a few of the occasions, I wrote — I sent e-mails to my chief of staff or others on some of the brief phone conversations that I recall. The first one was a classified briefing.
Although it wasn’t in a SCIF, it was in a conference room at Trump Tower. It was a classified briefing and so I wrote that on a classified device. The one I started typing...
HEINRICH: Got you.
COMEY: ... in the car — that was a classified laptop that I started working on.
HEINRICH: Any reason, in a classified environment, in a SCIF, that this committee would — it would not be appropriate to see those communications, from — at least from your perspective as the author?
COMEY: No. HEINRICH: Thank you, Mr. Chairman."
So, some memos were classified (100% illegal to leak) and some were not, and the only word or evidence we the people (or to date the Senate committee to my knowledge) get to have on which is which is from Comey. But as to criminality from Comey the issue of being classified is just one problem...
OPINION | Bill O'Reilly: Senators snooze while Comey drops leak bombshellhttp://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/337085-opinion-senators-snooze-while-comey-drops-leak
"It was almost beyond belief that James Comey calmly stated in front of the world that he leaked a written assessment of a private meeting he had with the President of the United States, and a dozen Senators who were questioning him sat there with no reaction. I mean it was bizarre."
"It took only minutes for pinheads on cable TV to begin braying that it wasn't really a leak because Comey's secret memo wasn't classified. But how could it be classified if Comey kept it away from formal federal scrutiny? This memo was his alone, not filed under anything. But it was written on an FBI computer on government time."
OPINION: The damaging case against James Comeyhttp://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/337160-opinion-the-damaging-case-against-james-comey
"The greatest irony is that Trump succeeded in baiting Comey to a degree that even Trump could not have imagined. After calling Comey a 'showboat' and poor director, Comey proceeded to commit an unethical and unprofessional act in leaking damaging memos against Trump."
"It was a bizarrely casual treatment of material that would be viewed by many as clearly FBI information. He did not confer with the FBI or the Justice Department. He did not ask for any classification review
"Comey’s position would effectively gut a host of federal rules and regulations. He is suggesting that any federal employee effectively owns documents created during federal employment in relation to an ongoing investigation so long as they address the information to themselves. FBI agents routinely write such memos in investigations. They are called 302s to memorialize field interviews or fact acquisitions. They are treated as FBI information.
The Justice Department routinely claims such memos as privileged and covered by the deliberative process privilege and other privileges."
"Comey actually showed both how to and how not to disclose such information. When Comey released the information, he knew that he was going to be called to Congress where he could disclose this information properly after giving the White House a chance to claim privilege. Instead, he decided to release the information early. Why?"
Judicial Watch Warns FBI of Obligation to Recover Records Unlawfully Removed by Former Director James Comeyhttp://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-warns-fbi-obligation-recover-records-unlawfully-removed-former-director-james-comey/
"These memoranda were created by Mr. Comey while serving as FBI director, were written on his FBI laptop, and concerned official government business. As such, they indisputably are records subject to the Federal Records Act. 44 U.S.C. §§ 2101-18, 2901-09, 3101-07, and 3301-14. The fact that Mr. Comey removed these memoranda from the FBI upon his departure, apparently for the purpose of subsequently leaking them to the press, confirms the FBI’s failure to retain and properly manage its records in accordance with the Federal Records Act.
As you may be aware, the Federal Records Act imposes a direct responsibility on you to take steps to recover any records unlawfully removed from the FBI. [...] you must notify the Archivist of the United States. 44 U.S.C. § 3106. Upon learning that records have been unlawfully removed from the FBI, you then are required to initiate action through the Attorney General for the recovery of records. Id.
In the event you fail to take these steps, you should be aware that Judicial Watch is authorized under the law to file a lawsuit in federal district court seeking that you be compelled to comply with the law"
Proof That James Comey Misled the Senate Intelligence Committee [Updated]http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/06/proof-that-james-comey-misled-the-senate-intelligence-committee.php
"Angler includes a description of Comey’s meeting with Bush that obviously came from Comey. It is strikingly similar to Comey’s description of his critical meeting with Donald Trump in his written Intelligence Committee testimony. [...] One of Comey’s colleagues, who also was about to resign, was Comey’s good friend Bob Mueller, who waited for Comey downstairs
at the White House while Comey had his dramatic conversation with President Bush."
Reminder: Comey was testifying under oath...
"In short, Comey’s statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee that 'I didn’t feel, with President Bush, the need to document it in that way' was false. He did document his story about his meeting with President Bush, in great detail, in a 'report' that was turned into 'unclassified notes.'"
Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friendshttp://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/robert-mueller-should-step-aside-friends-shouldnt-be-investigating-friends/
"CBS News reported that Mueller reportedly gave approval for Comey to testify before Congress and that the testimony was coordinated. Comey testified that he was permitted to review his memos
in preparation of his written opening statement for the Committee submitted the day before his live testimony:
COMEY: Yes. I think nearly all of my written recordings of my conversations, I had a chance to review them before filing my statement.
LANKFORD: Do you have a copy of any of the notes personally?
COMEY: I don’t. I turned them over to Bob Mueller’s investigators.There are a lot of questions that need to be answered about how Rod Rosenstein came to appoint Mueller in those few days after the Comey leak, and whether Comey and Mueller, directly or indirectly, had any communications regarding Trump prior to Mueller’s appointment."
"There is a problem here that goes beyond their long professional interactions. In 2013, The Washingtonian described the close professional history, Forged Under Fire—Bob Mueller and Jim Comey’s Unusual Friendship."
Gregg Jarrett: Are Mueller and Comey ‘colluding’ against Trump by acting as co-special counsel?http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/12/gregg-jarrett-are-muller-and-comey-now-acting-in-concert-as-co-special-counsel.amp.html
"[...]Mueller should resign as special counsel. He has a flagrant conflict of interest that disqualifies him from serving. To wit, his personal and professional closeness to Comey. They have long been allies. Comey regards his predecessor at the FBI as a mentor, while Mueller considers Comey his protégé. It was evident at the outset that the fired FBI Director would be the pivotal witness in any potential obstruction of justice investigation by Mueller. Therefore, it was incomprehensible that Rod Rosenstein, the Acting Attorney General, would choose him. It was equally baffling that Mueller would accept the position. "
"The law governing the special counsel (28 CFR 600.7) specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has a 'conflict of interest.' Even the appearance of a conflict is disallowed."
"Beyond the statutory violation, Comey’s non-disclosure contract promises he will not disclose the very type of record or information he leaked. Doing so, subjects him to 'criminal sanctions and personal liability in a civil action', according to the terms of his agreement. It matters not that he is no longer employed by the FBI. It is a binding, enforceable, and actionable contract regardless of Comey’s job status."
Special counsel team members donated to Dems, FEC records showhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/robert-mueller-donations-democrats-fec/index.html
"Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records."
"Zebley once represented former Hillary Clinton aide Justin Cooper, who helped manager her private email server."
This one should just be read in full. It's excellent.
Why Should We Trust Mueller?https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/06/15/untitled-n2341103
"The establishment is praising Mueller up and down. They tell me he’s honest. They tell me he’s incorruptible. But they also told me Jim Comey was a towering paragon of virtue instead of a towering pile of Harry Reid.
Everything else the establishment tells us is a lie, so why not this? How has the establishment earned our trust on Mueller when it has lied to our faces for decades?
The establishment demands our trust, so it bears the burden of proving this isn’t just another scam. What, exactly, is the evidence that the fix is not already in, that no matter what, Robert Mueller isn’t going to come out with some bunch of nonsense and innuendo that will give the impeachment-addict Democrats and the puff-boy Republicans, who don’t really want to drain the swamp they prosper in, the green light to go along with the soft coup the establishment’s been dreaming of?
Why should we believe this isn’t rigged? Because people in D.C. promise us that 'Hey, this guy is honest?'"
There is so much going on here, and so much of it crazy, it's hard to even sum up.( Read more...Collapse )
"we shall run on the beaches, we shall hide on the landing grounds, we shall tell in the fields and in the streets"
"I'm against gay marriage"
'YOU HATE GAYS!'
'Then why, liar?'
"Because this is a charade by the left. It will encourage and be used by the fascist left to hunt and persecute Christians, driving them from the public square. Any Christian who states publicly they are against it will be labeled and ostracized in business."
I spent YEARS having that exact debate in this forum. I even had a militant gay coward (sloppily) pretend to befriend me for about a year to get personal information with which to attack me. That's how far the fascist left will go. One day he lost his temper and revealed himself. Anyway...
"And for the past seven years, Steve Tennes and his family have sold their produce at the farmer’s market owned by the city of East Lansing.
But this year – city officials told the devout Catholic family that their blueberries and sweet corn were not welcome at the farmer’s market – and neither were they.
Last year, someone posted a message on Country Mill’s Facebook page inquiring about whether they hosted same-sex weddings at the farm.
Tennes told the individual they did not permit same-sex marriages on the farm because of the family’s Catholic belief that marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman.
City officials later discovered the Facebook posting and began immediate action to remove Country Mill from the Farmer’s Market – alleging the family had violated the city’s discrimination ordinance."
"It also did not seem to matter to city leaders that the farm is located 22 miles outside the city limits – and had absolutely nothing to do with the business of selling blueberries at the farmer’s market."
City: You can't sell blueberries unless you affirm gay marriagehttp://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/31/city-cant-sell-blueberries-unless-affirm-gay-marriage.html
"I am against 'trans' 'protections'." (and the ludicrous, anti-science, infinite 'genders')
'YOU HATE TRANS!'
"As long as one doesn't false advertise to me and I end up in bed with it, I don't care about their mental derangement. So no." ("There are no such things as chicks with dicks, Johnny! Only guys with tits!"
'Then why, HATER?'
"Because this is a charade by the left. It will encourage and be used by the fascist left to hunt and persecute Christians to drive them from the public square, including public schools. Any child or their parents who balk at forcing the child to change, shower, bathroom with children of the opposite sex will be tagged for 'hate' in their file, suffer 'counseling' or worse, and their parents risk accusations of child abuse."
It really does appear inevitable that this must come to armed conflict. (And if that happens, as was brilliantly pointed out in the comments of my last entry, it won't go so well for the fascist left.)
Today, Memorial Day, the big story on left wing Vox is "The Marines suffer from 'toxic masculinity'." Today. The day we are asked to remember the fallen. The collective does not have limits and it does not have down time."*GASP* How can you not condemn Hannity and others over the Seth Rich conspiracy, Gianforte for his attack, some guy about a dopey rape comment, Ann Coulter's incendiary remarks, ∞ etc.!"
This is how.
Funny and, more important, damn right. A must read, and something to be sent to every bend-over Republican every time they lecture us.
Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Backhttps://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/05/29/liberals-are-shocked-to-find-were-starting-to-hate-them-right-back-n2332712
"I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource"
"Cue the boring moralizing and sanctimonious whimpering of the femmy, bow-tied, submissive branch of conservatism whose obsolete members were shocked to find themselves left behind by the masses to whom these geeks’ sinecures were not the most important objective of the movement. This is where they sniff, 'We’re better than that,' and one has to ask ,'Who’s we?' Because, by nature, people are not better than that.
They are not designed to sit back and take it while they are abused"
"the left supports us getting bloodied and beaten. It likes the zesty zing of violence. It makes them feel big and tough and edgy, except that it starts being a heck of a lot less fun when we right-wingers start adopting the same rules"
"Hypocrisy is poison not because it makes people stop knowing right from wrong, but because it makes its victims stop caring about right and wrong. Ben Jacobs got smacked around, and millions of us just don’t give a damn."
"Letting these bastards play by their own rules, and thereby crush us, seems a pretty high price to pay just to gain the approval of the smug and sanctimonious David Frums and John Kasichs of the world."
The whole thing should be read.
What every non-leftist in politics and media needs to be asked:
'Do you see what I'm saying? What are you
prepared to do.'https://youtu.be/xPZ6eaL3S2E?t=12s
'What are you prepared to do' is the forgotten, crucially important line from that famous scene. The Chicago way is
the Democrat way now. The more power they have the more they will use it abusively. I firmly believe they'll Reign of Terror if they can. Given that, I'm not interested in repeatedly bending over to explain or apologize for Republicans. The left doesn't care about the supposed offense. They care about the gain they can get from it. Gianforte should face criminal charges and the results of the law. Beyond that my careometer is broken. "Toxic masculinity"? They all need a body slam.
This person is cited by "conservative" people like RedSate and others as a credible intel source.
Make no mistake. He's nuts, but he's dead serious.
John Schindler Verified account @20committeehttps://twitter.com/20committee/status/868132230069202944
"So you know, The Lizard is a group of current & former Western spooks dedicated to exposing the truth about Team Trump & #KremlinGate
"The name comes from the Lizard Union (Związek Jaszczurczy), the first secret Polish resistance group against Nazi+Soviet occupation in 1939."
Note: Not "seek truth or justice", but take down Trump.
Now, take communist voting CIA Dir Brennan, clusterfuck Comey and his partisan antics, and add this nutjob, and all those who want to deny a "deep state" problem clan blow me.
How Team Obama tried to hack the electionhttps://nypost.com/2017/05/26/how-team-obama-tried-to-hack-the-election/
[I don't like the title, either. Nobody tried to hack the election. But it works to mock the left's Big Lie.]
"New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials."
"the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breach"
"Further, the number of NSA data searches about Americans mushroomed after Obama loosened rules for protecting such identities from government officials and thus the reporters they talk to."
"We also learned this week that Obama intelligence officials really had no good reason attaching a summary of a dossier on Trump to a highly classified Russia briefing they gave to Obama just weeks before Trump took office.
Under congressional questioning Tuesday, Obama’s CIA chief John Brennan said the dossier did not 'in any way' factor into the agency’s assessment"
"But that didn’t stop Brennan in January from attaching its contents to the official report for the president. He also included the unverified allegations in the briefing he gave Hill Democrats.In so doing, Brennan virtually guaranteed that it would be leaked, which it promptly was.
In short, Brennan politicized raw intelligence. In fact, he politicized the entire CIA.
Langley vets say Brennan was the most politicized director in the agency’s history. "
There should be an uproar over this bigger than "lied us into war". There isn't. I'm running out of agencies I can think of that Obama didn't completely discredit. Where's the reporting? Tell me again how "mainstream media" isn't leftist.
"His deputy Mike Morell even came out and publicly endorsed her in The New York Times, claiming Trump was an “unwitting agent” of Moscow.
Brennan isn’t just a Democrat. He’s a radical leftist who in 1980 — during the height of the Cold War — voted for a Communist Party candidate for president."READ THAT AGAIN...Head of CIA Brennan during the height of the Cold War — voted for a Communist Party candidate for president."
I protest vote, too. I do NOT protest vote for communists or Nazis. That's either a lie or irrational, both disqualifying.
HOW IN THE HELL did this guy get the job AT ALL?!? Answer: Democrats are would-be totalitarians and there is no opposition party in the beltway. 63 Senators voted for a CIA head who at least once voted COMMUNIST
. Among them, coming as no surprise, were McCain, Graham, and McCain's Mini-me, Rubio.
While everyone is desperate to ignore this, what we have here is pretty clear. Whether Trump & co are guilty of something or not this doesn't change.
This was an attempted soft coup. Democrats expected to win. They flagrantly violated laws with the expectation those violations would never be prosecuted under an equally lawless Hillary. After winning the election they intended to not just enjoy victory, but to frame and prosecute an American citizen for treason because that person had disrupted the system. They were going to jail him and those around him, proof or none. After that no American would be willing to challenge Democrats. It would have been despotism, sealed and certain after 8 years of Hillary.
Every time Democrats bleat about Trump and #Russia
, collusion, etc the following goes through my head.
Pulling Missiles from Poland
Promise of "flexibility" post reelection
Taking of Crimea
War in Ukraine mainland
Selling 20% U.S. uranium to Russia (Important beyond just the surface. What if a nuke is set off in a US city gets nuclear forensics done & they trace to US uranium?)
Giving terrorist and Russia ally Iran protection building nukes and $200b, including hundreds of millions in Euro CASH on palettes (this is important because that can be immediately distributed for use by terrorists without trace).
Revealing our nuclear response time on national tv.
All of that took place under Obama
(and most of it with Clinton Sec State), and that's a short list
of empowering Russia. Recall Obama, 'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'.
I'm hard pressed to imagine exactly what Trump could possibly do that would be WORSE than Obama with Russia. Yet of the many times I've pointed this out not one leftist is capable of considering it. They aren't just wrong. They are dangerous.
But at least they weren't getting paid by Russia, right?...
RussiaGate: Hillary Clinton and John Podesta's Troubling Ties to Russiahttps://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/03/29/russiagate-hillary-clinton-and-john-podestas-troubling-ties-to-russia/
"Bill and Hillary Clinton received large sums of money directly and indirectly from Russian officials while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Bill Clinton was paid a cool $500,000 (well above his normal fee) for a speech in Moscow in 2010.
Who footed the bill? An investment firm in Moscow called Renaissance Capital, which boasts deep ties to Russian intelligence. The Clinton Foundation itself took money from Russian officials and Putin-connected oligarchs. They also took donations from:
Viktor Vekselberg, a Putin confidant who gave through his company, Renova Group
Andrey Vavilov, a former Russian government official who was Chairman of SuperOx, a research company that was part of the “nuclear Cluster” at the Russian government’s Skolkovo research facility
Elena Baturina, the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow, who apparently gave them money through JSC Inteco, an entity that she controls
Then there is the glaring fact that the Clinton Foundation also scored $145 million in donations from nine shareholders in a Canadian uranium company called Uranium One that was sold to the Russian government in 2010.
The deal required the approval of several federal government agencies, including Hillary Clinton’s State Department. The deal allowed Rosatom, the Russian State Nuclear Agency, to buy assets that amounted to 20 percent of American uranium. Rosatom, by the way controls the Russian nuclear arsenal."
Why?@katyperry's new look looks like discarded Miley Cyrus skank. I hope this phase passes quickly.
Of my tweets that is among the last I would think would have caused a suspension. Maybe it was because I tagged her. But subtweeting seemed rude!
I guess I'll have to #katyperry
from now on.
Also, her new video is worse than the song. And that is damn hard to achieve.
The hysteria is so constant I'm losing track of all the bullshit. Which is, of course, the point.
The left: "WHAT DOES TAPES MEAN? WHAT DOES TAPES MEAN, TRUMP!"
QUESTION for Ben Rhodes: How many Oval Office conversations did Obama tape?http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/05/12/question-for-ben-rhodes-how-many-oval-office-conversations-did-obama-tape/
"Ben Rhodes told author Mark Bowden — whose tape recorder died during his interview of Obama — “Ah don’t worry about it. We record everything in here. We’ll get you a trasncript before you leave.”"
Democrats did not find that especially newsworthy. Now they taping is a mystery... Oh, and Nixon, Nixon, just like Nixon, Nixon, Nixon.
The "conflict" regarding statements on the Comey firing is simply because one does not put "total clusterfuck" on the termination notice. Everyone
agreed he needed to go until it became useful to the McCarthyist left to use the firing.
Comey’s firing is a gift to the FBIhttps://nypost.com/2017/05/13/comeys-firing-is-a-gift-to-the-fbi/
"candidly laid out the case against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information and then refused to recommend charges. Overstepping his authority while radiating sanctimony"
"On his watch, the FBI continued its politically correct, see-no-evil attitude toward radical Islam and thus failed to prevent the atrocity in San Bernardino; it also investigated the Orlando nightclub shooter for 10 months before closing its case, allowing him to kill or wound 102 people. Meanwhile, the federal office of personnel management was hacked by the Chinese, resulting in a serious data breach. That’s failure on an unacceptable level."
The latest HAIR ON FIRE DISASTER is Trump supposedly giving up classified info based on the far left absolutely fake news Washington Post reporting anonymous sources. Now, I'm not saying they are wrong in this case. What I am saying is that last week TWO major HAIR ON FIRE DISASTER stories were sourced from anon sources at WaPo and NYT and were debunked within 48 hours. Totally debunked. Left or right, I can't take people seriously who immediately buy these news sources and from anon reports.
Tips For Reading Washington Post Stories About Trump Based On Anonymous Leakshttps://thefederalist.com/2017/05/16/tips-for-reading-washington-post-stories-about-trump-based-on-anonymous-leaks/
Comey wasn't fired after asking for more money, and Rosenstein didn't threaten to quit. But both fit the McCarthyists' Narrative.
"But the “person close to the White House” who made the claim without using his or her name was contradicted by none other than Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein himself. The next day he said, “I’m not quitting” when asked by reporters. “No,” he said to the follow-up question of whether he had threatened to quit."
"The next day under oath, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly denied that the probe into Russia was undersourced or requiring any additional funds."
"Previous Washington Post stories sourced to anonymous “officials” have fallen apart, including Josh Rogin’s January 26 report claiming that “the State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned”"
Before anyone jerks their knee and starts screaming "TRUMP HUMPER", unlike WaPo's pattern of behavior, this piece is worth consideration.
I Know One of the Sourceshttp://theresurgent.com/i-know-one-of-the-sources/
Since this time McMaster has come out to say Trump revealed nothing one couldn't guess from public information and he was not briefed it was classified. While this seems a bit bad, I'll get worked up right after we deal with the stream of leaks and betrayals under Obama and put hillary behind bars.
Now to something not making "mainstream" news ( by no surprise)
Seth Rich, slain DNC staffer, had contact with WikiLeaks, say multiple sourceshttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/16/slain-dnc-staffer-had-contact-with-wikileaks-investigator-says.html
"Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed."
"On July 22, just 12 days after Rich was killed, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails"
“WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich,”
" Metropolitan Police, including the police chief, have refused to discuss the case, despite requests from Fox News dating back 10 months.
The department released a statement on the case saying it remains an active investigation and that detectives are working with Rich's family." (Possibly related to that official statement - The family has condemned this report, which seems an odd thing to do about their sons unsolved murder with no known leads.)