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Battle for Idlib & Hama finally begins: Syrians & Russians unleash, jihadis bombard Hama, Russian & Syrian airstrikes, Turks enter stage left
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
DNC: Papadopoulos's UK contact may be dead
[THEHILL] The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday raised the prospect that the London-based professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had "dirt" on Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton
... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
may be dead.

DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, "is missing and may be deceased," Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.

The DNC stood by its claim in a statement to The Hill on Friday. The committee indicated that an investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who has been missing for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead.

"The DNC's counsel has attempted to serve Mifsud for months and has been unable to locate or contact him. In addition, public reports have said he has disappeared and hasn't been seen for months," DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Novichok involved?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Hillswick air crash scene reached. Bodies of Mifsud and Steele unrecoverable.

[Extreme sarc]
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/09/2018 6:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Arkancide
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2018 7:44 Comments || Top||

#4  "....Ummm, yeah, we can't find him so he must be dead. Oh, and by the way, Trump Bad!"

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/09/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Who "disappeared" him? Joseph Mifsud.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/09/2018 11:13 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Do NOT call the defenders of the Alamo HEROIC says Texas school board
To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World:

Fellow citizens & compatriots—I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna—I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken—I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch—The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death.

William Barret Travis
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] The Texas State Board of Education's advisory panel suggested 'heroic' be taken out of descriptions of the Alamo for seventh grade classes
    Little men try to tear big men down. Midgets try to tear giants down.

  • The curriculum currently states that the 'siege of the Alamo and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there'
    The text they're bitching about is to the right. Form your own opinion about whether it's heroic.

  • 'Heroic' is seen as a 'value-charged word' for the complicated history of the Revolution and its connections to slavery and the autocratic Mexican regime
    If Santa Ana wasn't an autocrat, what was he? And for extra credit, have the school board members count the number of references to slavery in the Travis Letter.

  • 'Stop political correctness in our schools,' Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Thursday
    If you want to be "Fair and Balanced," you might want to chant "Viva Juan Seguin! Viva Juana Navarro! Viva Salvador Flores!" The defenders weren't all Anglos. Those fighting for the Republic of Texas weren't all Anglos.

  • George P. Bush, state land commissioner, also voiced disdain for a plan to allow students to not have to write a separate assignment about 'the Travis Letter'
    "I shall never surrender or retreat." It kinda went into the marrow of the state. Now the insects are trying to get rid of it.
Posted by: Fred || 09/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  NOT my Texas!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2018 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 4:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually the recommendation came from one of several panels or groups soĺïcited for input to the formal state 15 member committee that casts fïnal votes on adopting recommendations. The Chair of the formal commitee also came out against the input. The leader of the panel that made the recomendation is associated with a university (University of Texas) infested with your typical knuckle dragging liberals who claim to have evolved from monkeys and want to convince us that we did, too.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/09/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Love the video grom!
Posted by: warthogswife || 09/09/2018 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Not enough tar and feathers to go around these days.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 09/09/2018 13:36 Comments || Top||

#6  OK laughed the whole video.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/09/2018 13:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, there were some Anglo immigrants to Texas who really did not care for the fact that Mexico had banned slavery. Others most likely were not fond of the Mexican religous policy. In the end IMO Mexico would of lost Texas and most or much of the Southwest simply due to immigration. I don't know what Mexico's immigration policy was at the time but I would consider the average European immigrant would consider the US a much more likely destination
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 09/09/2018 16:11 Comments || Top||

#8  She should have said $20,002,000.
Posted by: gorb || 09/09/2018 17:39 Comments || Top||

#9  better print of video (probably the original)
Posted by: Elmeremble Elmotch5686 || 09/09/2018 17:40 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
U.S. government admits error in claiming alleged Russian spy offered sex for job
h/t Instapundit
Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors on Friday said they misunderstood text messages they used as the basis of a claim that alleged Russian spy Maria Butina offered to trade sex for political access.

Butina, a 29-year-old U.S.-based Russian woman, was charged in July for conspiring to influence American politics.

The accusation against Butina, that she offered "sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organization," has been disputed by her lawyer.

...The text message in question is one in which Butina joked she owed a friend sex for having her car insurance renewed.
Land of the Free, home of the Brave
...Prosecutors said the text exchange they had misunderstood was not the only piece of evidence they have against Butina, which includes extensive communications she had with a Kremlin-linked banker and meetings she had with National Rifle Association officials as part of a plan to influence the U.S. government.
We misunderstand everything
Butina, in jail awaiting trial, has pleaded not guilty and denies any wrongdoing. Both sides are expected back in court Monday.
Captain Dreyfuss couldn't be reached for comment
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: Politix
Today's Alexandria
[Twitchy] 'I Can't Get No Socialism': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's photo inspires HILARIOUS titles and songs for her new album
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 13:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:


Desperate Democrats Trot Out Children to Testify Against Kavanaugh
h/t Instapundit
If you want proof that our system is broken, you need only look at today's hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, where children who aren't old enough to vote testified against the nominee. The great sages of the Democratic Party are kids who know little-to-nothing about the role of the Supreme Court, as their testimonies demonstrated today.

First up was Parkland shooting survivor Aalayah Eastmond. "I am very concerned since learning Brett Kavanaugh’s views on guns, and how he would strike down any assault weapons ban," she explained ‐ an opinion no doubt informed by her close reading of his opinions on the matter as well as her knowledge of precedents on the Second Amendment. (Or were they informed by her activist handlers on the left.) She also took the time to call out "Second Amendment extremist groups" and "other domestic terrorists."

"Like many of my brothers and sisters of color, I am not comforted by deputies with handguns, let alone assault rifles," she opined, which leads one to wonder whether Miss Eastmond and her media coaches have really thought through what would happen in, say, Chicago, if we disarmed the police.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 04:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  which leads one to wonder whether Miss Eastmond and her media coaches have really thought through what would happen in, say, Chicago, if we disarmed the police.

I don't wonder, not even a little bit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 5:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Thinking of the street dude being interviewed about the pending police strike in Robocop: "Law of the jungle, man, hehe..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/09/2018 9:44 Comments || Top||

#3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-2WPo0yE9w
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/09/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||


Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar's brother reveals truth about the childhood she called 'hardscrabble'
[DailyMail] More on this story from a week ago.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/09/2018 03:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lies and outrageous behavior, hallmarks of the contemporary Democrat.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/09/2018 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  And the scary thing that if you put her on polygraph, you'd see she believes what she says.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/09/2018 8:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "She has always aspired to the life of a politburo member..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/09/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Waterfront mansion = life on the docks.
Posted by: Lonzo Tingle6415 || 09/09/2018 10:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Bathroom in poolhouse = outdoor plumbing
Posted by: Frank G || 09/09/2018 11:48 Comments || Top||

#6  But will any of it matter to her supporters?

The hard truth of America right now is that we have one our worst governing classes ever because we have one of our worst voting populations ever.
Posted by: charger || 09/09/2018 13:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Designer duds = ropa vieja
Posted by: Grampaw Pelosi3516 || 09/09/2018 17:48 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2018-09-09
  Battle for Idlib & Hama finally begins: Syrians & Russians unleash, jihadis bombard Hama, Russian & Syrian airstrikes, Turks enter stage left
Sat 2018-09-08
  Syrian army advances in al-Safa, killing over 40 turbans, 1000+ trapped on volcano
Fri 2018-09-07
  Houthis fire missiles toward two southern Saudi airports, hit one
Thu 2018-09-06
  Two major Syrian Army divisions head toward Hama for upcoming offensive
Wed 2018-09-05
  Al Qaeda trying to regain primacy as Islamic State loses ground: NATO
Tue 2018-09-04
  Jalaluddin Haqqani joins the Choir Eternal
Mon 2018-09-03
  Islamists militants in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 48 soldiers: Sources
Sun 2018-09-02
  Yemen’s army imposes full control over Saada’s Al-Zaher directorate
Sat 2018-09-01
  Dutch police shoot suspect after he stabs two people at an Amsterdam train station
Fri 2018-08-31
  ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
Thu 2018-08-30
  Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
Wed 2018-08-29
  Syrian Army foils ISIL breakout attempt in east Sweida
Tue 2018-08-28
  Idlib: Nusra arrest 20 ISIS turbans, Gov’t closes key crossing
Mon 2018-08-27
  Elite Army units moving to Idlib for major assault
Sun 2018-08-26
  John McCain dies at 81

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