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-Lurid Crime Tales-
More 'Connecting the Dots' and Social Network Analysis
Yes, a questionable source, but worth the read.
[Reddit] I am passing this on from someone who's connecting some dots with input from sources he cannot reveal.

Here's what it looks like when all the pieces are sewn together

It smells like conspiracy and treason. Everyone needs to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important......

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Grand Jury had been impanelled.

Governments from around the world had donated to the "Charity".

Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those "Donations" to the Clinton Foundation were declared. Now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.

Look who took over this investigation in 2005: None other than James Comey; Coincidence? Guess who was transferred into the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? None other than, Lois "Be on The Look Out" (BOLO) Lerner. Isn’t that interesting?

But this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?

Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005?

No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States,

Rod Rosenstein.

Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame?

Another coincidence (just an anomaly in statistics and chances), but it was Robert Mueller.

What do all four casting characters have in common?

They all were briefed and/or were front-line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.

Another coincidence, right?

Fast forward to 2009....

James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.

Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, official government business, on her own personal email server.

The Uranium One "issue" comes to the attention of the Hillary.

Like all good public servants do, supposedly looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians.

Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn’t, America got absolutely nothing out of it.

However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one hour speech; then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours.

Ok, no big deal right? Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.

Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during this time frame? Yep, He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.

Who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland?

None other than, Rod Rosenstein. And what happened to the informant?

The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.

How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?

Very soon after; the sale was approved!~145 million dollars in "donations" made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.

Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division? None other than, - Lois Lerner.

Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right?

Let’s fast forward to 2015.

Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 "investigations" the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that the Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her "Public Service" as Secretary of State which was required by law. He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.

Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this...... they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary. .

Now this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013? None other than James Comey; who secured 17 no bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer? Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh?

Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the "Clinton Email Investigation" after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner "Matter" at the Internal Revenue Service and he exonerates her. Nope.... couldn’t find any crimes there.

In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury!

Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true "Gangsta" Comey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.

Do you see the pattern?

It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General,Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.

FISA Abuse, political espionage..... pick a crime, any crime, chances are...... this group and a few others did it:

All the same players.

All compromised and conflicted.

All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves

All connected in one way or another to the Clinton's.

They are like battery acid; they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.How many lives have these two destroyed?

As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Let us not forget that Comey's brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation's taxes.

The person that is the common denominator to all the crimes above and still doing her evil escape legal maneuvers at the top of the 3 Letter USA Agencies?

Yep, that would be Hillary R. Clinton.

Now who is LISA BARSOOMIAN? Let’s learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background.

Lisa H. Barsoomian, an Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law, is a protégé of James Comey and Robert Mueller.

Barsoomian, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998.

Lawrence also represented:

Robert Mueller three times;

James Comey five times;

Barack Obama 45 times;

Kathleen Sebelius 56 times;

Bill Clinton 40 times; and

Hillary Clinton 17 times.

Between 1998 and 2017, Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.

You may be saying to yourself, OK, who cares? Who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman?

Apparently, someone does, because someone out there cares so much that they’ve "purged" all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals Court dockets (?). Someone out there cares so much that even the internet has been "purged" of all information pertaining to Barsoomian.

Historically, this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative. Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. Although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney, her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH.gov. The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health. This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities.

It’s a cover, so big deal right? What does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter?

It deals with Trump and his recent tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, the border wall, DACA, everything coming out of California, the Uni-party unrelenting opposition to President Trump, the Clapper leaks, the Comey leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent 14 month nap with occasional forays into the marijuana legalization mix .... and last but not least Mueller’s never-ending investigation into collusion between the Trump team and-the Russians.

Why does Barsoomian, CIA operative, merit any mention?


She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s WIFE!
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 11:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Watergate was a third-rate burglary. This staggers my imagination. You want a conspiracy? I see Kruschev's dead hand all over this.
Posted by: Bobby || 08/24/2018 11:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Great story B!

Let's not forget this from 2015:
Iran hands over stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia

and the return in 2017:
Obama's Final Gift: Uranium Headed To Iran

Where did Russia handily come up with a batch of uranium?

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/24/2018 14:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Guess where Saddam's yellowcake went, Canada.

Yellowcake removed from Iraq nuclear site

Who knows what happened to the batch stored in the Libyan desert.
Concerns Grow Over Libyan Uranium Stockpiles
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/24/2018 15:10 Comments || Top||

Connecting the Dots Behind the Curtain
From a comment today from own Dino Protector of the Nebraskans. Worthy of a posting.
[Armstrong Economics] There is an interesting piece running around the internet that someone has put together. Other than Lisa H. Barsoomian, the connections are true. Indeed, the characters in the play are all incredibly connected and it certainly appears that there is a deep and dark conspiracy against Trump. But this is not against Trump simply because they do not like him personally. This is about removing an outsider from Washington. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

The New Yorker has revealed part of the conspiracy has been highlighted by a memo which has surfaced from Obama aid who set up a war room to undermine Trump and his foreign policy. They are managing much of the media. A new report from The New Yorker reveals some details of a "conspiracy memo" that has been circulating behind the curtain for the past year. What seems to be operating is a massive campaign to actually disrupt the Trump Administration and prevent it from actually managing anything. This is far worse than pretend Russian hacking. This is a real covert ops to prevent the opposition from doing anything and this undermine the government ‐ not just Trump. This is very strange and may be one reason in the years ahead we face a civil war.

There is an interesting piece running around the internet that someone has put together. Other than Lisa H. Barsoomian, the connections are true. Indeed, the characters in the play are all incredibly connected and it certainly appears that there is a deep and dark conspiracy against Trump. But this is not against Trump simply because they do not like him personally. This is about removing an outsider from Washington. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

The New Yorker has revealed part of the conspiracy has been highlighted by a memo which has surfaced from Obama aid who set up a war room to undermine Trump and his foreign policy. They are managing much of the media. A new report from The New Yorker reveals some details of a "conspiracy memo" that has been circulating behind the curtain for the past year. What seems to be operating is a massive campaign to actually disrupt the Trump Administration and prevent it from actually managing anything. This is far worse than pretend Russian hacking. This is a real covert ops to prevent the opposition from doing anything and this undermine the government ‐ not just Trump. This is very strange and may be one reason in the years ahead we face a civil war.

Indeed, there is a lot more going on behind the curtain than people realize. Don’t forget, it was Lois Lerner who abused the IRS to target conservative groups who wanted to drain the swamp before Trump. Lerner argued that her testimony should be sealed and that she feared for her life if everyone she targeted using the IRS found out. She was given full paid leave from the IRS on May 23, 2013. In May 2014, Lerner was declared in contempt of Congress in connection with the invocation of her Fifth Amendment not to testify on the matter before a congressional committee. So she took the 5th claiming it might criminally expose here, and then Comey declares she committed no crime and would not prosecute her.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 10:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Liberals targeted conservative groups using the IRS and now they are trying to silence them on social media because they know they lost the debate long ago and will be crushed in elections if they don't.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/24/2018 15:05 Comments || Top||

#2  And when the music stops, who always seems to find a comfortable chair? Onerous and despicable as he is, never any discussion regarding his firing or replacement.

Strange, very strange.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 15:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Now, this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013? None other than James Comey; who secured 17 no-bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar

And that's what they're fighting for!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/24/2018 16:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Not to mention our boys in Afghanistan!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/24/2018 18:45 Comments || Top||

Rush Limbaugh: Mueller's team proving 'dual system of justice at the highest levels'
[Wash Times] Radio host Rush Limbaugh says special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is proving to millions of citizens that a "dual system of justice" exists in America.

The man behind the "Golden EIB microphone" told listeners on Wednesday that a large population of Americans view legal battles surrounding President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, along ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, very differently than political pundits.

Mr. Limbaugh said that the U.S. Department of Justice’s handling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, particularly when juxtaposed with law enforcement’s focus on Mr. Trump, demonstrates a dangerous development.

"There is clearly now a double standard, a dual system of justice at the highest levels of our Department of Justice," the conservative said. "You can see it in the way the DOJ and the FBI exonerated the Democrat presidential candidate when real crimes were taking place for years and years right under their noses, crimes they perhaps even participated in."

"Those crimes, because they involved the Democrat nominee, were exonerated. The Democrat nominee herself was exonerated," he continued. "You go to the Trump campaign, the Republican, the opponent, where there aren’t any crimes, there wasn’t any collusion with Russia, there hasn’t been any obstruction of justice, and yet this is where the allegation of crimes is occurring? And it’s occurring with people who are peripheral to the original charge of all this ‐ Russian collusion, stealing the election?"

Mr. Limbaugh added that members of the media are essentially casting Mr. Mueller as a "sitting supreme branch of government who has the power to oversee the Trump administration" on a daily basis.

"What makes it really frightening, and the reason people are losing faith in some of the greatest institutions this country’s ever had, leading with the Department of Justice, is because it’s plain as day what I just pointed out to you: There is a dual system of justice in this country. If you’re a Democrat you’re going to be exonerated or given one hell of a benefit of the doubt. If you’re Republican, you’re gonna be presumed guilty, and a never-ending pursuit to get you will then commence."

The host’s comments came in the wake of Mr. Cohen’s guilty plea to eight criminal charges in federal court in Manhattan, which include bank fraud, tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

Mr. Manafort was found guilty of eight financial crimes in an Alexandria, Virginia, courtroom. Charges included filing false tax returns, failing to report foreign bank accounts in 2012 and bank fraud charges.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many people voted for President. Trump? And the Economy compared to the stagnation years of Obama is what? What Rush says about a double standard of Justice is absolutely Correct.

And how many people who voted for Trump own guns? Even if only one in a hundred of the Trump voters were to pick up a gun and look up the Democratic Party HQ in his or her State...how many people would that be? How many of those people would be Vets ?

It is not so altogether impossible that there would be a "revolt" of those Voters who Voted for Trump and see the Dems as staging a "Coup" to take away their vote by force.

Or perhaps the Voters could target Mueller's people individually>

How easily are you shocked ? The Constitution is the final authority of the Law of the United States. If the Dems can "impeach " Pres. Trump thru' the means of the Constitution and make it stick then the People of the United States will have to agree to it. But if they attempt to impeach Trump without the Constitution....they will face a lot of People who don't abide by not being armed when the govt. betrays them.

Plain and simple. Americans are unique people . NO double standards. ONE Law for all.

"You can see it in the way the DOJ and the FBI exonerated the Democrat presidential candidate when real crimes were taking place for years and years right under their noses, crimes they perhaps even participated in."
Posted by: Albemarle Gonque5765 || 08/24/2018 6:10 Comments || Top||

#2  It is most unfortunate that a substantial chunk of the electorate is just fine with this dual system, as they prove by voting Hillary in 2016 and then continuing to rant & rave for her for the entire time since her ignominious defeat at the polls.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:41 Comments || Top||

Audience Laughs at Lanny Davis When He Asks Them to Donate to Michael Cohen Fund
[Townhall] Michael Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis did not get much love on Megyn Kelly's TODAY show during his appearance on Wednesday. Kelly asked him to confirm whether or not President Trump knew about the payments Cohen, Trump's lawyer at the time, made to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 election. Cohen said Trump not only knew about it, but coordinated the payments.

Cohen, Davis said, is a changed man.

"He’s gone through a transformation," Davis said. "He did a lot of things to defend Donald Trump that he now regrets. He’s a new person when he first called me he told me that he was changing his life and now telling the truth about Donald Trump and that’s why he wanted me to help him."

At one point, Davis pleaded with the audience to donate to Cohen's online fund, michaelcohentruth.com. Judging by their reaction, they were not interested. (the mockery begins at the 7:29 mark)
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

When Justice Is Partial: Mueller is determined to sniff out any wrongdoing he can find‐on one side.
[Kim Strassel - WSJ] U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami took a few moments in his Tuesday statement about Michael Cohen’s plea deal to sing neutrality’s praise: "His day of reckoning serves as a reminder that we are a nation of laws, with one set of rules that applies equally to everyone."

Noble words, and they used to mean something. But a disparity of justice is at the heart of our current crisis of faith in institutions. Americans aren’t outraged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation felt obliged to investigate allegations leveled at campaigns, or that a special counsel is looking at Russian electoral interference. They are instead furious that Lady Justice seems to have it in for only one side.

The country has watched the FBI treat one presidential campaign with kid gloves, the other with informants, warrants and eavesdropping. They’ve seen the Justice Department resist all efforts at accountability, even as it fails to hold its own accountable. And don’t get them started on the one-sided media.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Congress needs to give Mueller's partisan hacks an expiration date (sooner than later) and cut off the money. They have been on this witch hunt for two years and have come up with nada regarding Russian collusion in the elections. All they have been able to up with are process crimes by strong arming Flynn about lying. His family was threatened if he did not agree to a plea about lying to the FBI. The other crimes with Cohen involved old charges of such things as tax fraud, failing to file a form as an agent for a foreign country (which many others have done) and other such crimes.

So far, Mueller has not looked into and criminality of HRC, the C.F., Russian collusion, espionage and the other myriad of crimes. It is so obvious that no one is looking at this criminality of the left that it sticks out like a sore thumb or advanced stage facial melanoma.

A looming reason no one is looking at these crimes is that many of those who are not looking at these crimes are covering up their own complicity in one or more crimes.

I'd swear that because nothing is being done about the real criminality and because this witch hunt which was built on lies is allowed to continue, that someone wants chaos and a civil war in this country. I'm not advocating such a thing, I'm just reading the tea leaves and stating an opinion. Such a war would be extremely costly in lives and property. Those who promote such chaos would not escape what they are promoting. They must think it is a sanitized video game that they are playing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/24/2018 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Connecting The Dots Behind The Curtain?
Posted by: Dino Protector of the Nebraskans1178 || 08/24/2018 9:50 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Mercer - This is what 'Land Reform' looks like in South Africa
[WND] He who believes he has a right to another man’s property ought to produce proof that he is its rightful owner. "As the old legal adage goes, ’Possession is nine-tenths of the law,’ as it is the best evidence in our uncertain world of legitimate title. The burden of proof rests squarely with the person attempting to alter and abolish present property titles." (From " Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South-Africa".)

It is to this potent principle that democratic rule in South Africa has taken an axe ‐ or, rather, an assegai.

Here is how taking land legally currently works in South Africa, a place the U.S. State Department has only just lauded as "a strong democracy with resilient institutions. ...," a country merely "grappling with the difficult issue of land reform." "Land reform," of course, is a euphemism for land distribution in the Robert Mugabe mold.

The process currently in place typically begins with a "tribe" or group of individuals who band together to claim vast tracts of private property.

If these loosely and conveniently conjoined groups know anything, it’s this: South Africa’s adapted, indigenized law allows coveted land, owned and occupied by another, to be obtained with relative ease.

See, the country no longer enjoys the impressive Western system of Roman-Dutch law it once enjoyed. Lax law and poorly protected property rights signal a free-for-all on the lives of white owners and their livestock.

Related: Breitbart - Liberal South African Think Tank: Trump Is Right About Land Reform
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
Michael Hayden Warns: Impeachment Would Be Viewed as ‘Soft Coup'
[Breitbart] Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), warned Thursday that impeaching President Donald Trump would have unintended consequences and could further delegitimize the intelligence community.

Hayden, a frequent critic of President Trump, told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton that he believes "impeachment would be a bad idea."
Translation: Let's keep the punching bag we've got. Mike Pence would be nearly impossible to challenge.
"If President Trump is somehow forced to leave office before the end of his first term, one-third of America will believe it was a soft coup conducted by people, well frankly like everybody here at the table would be their view," Hayden said. "I think the only way we move beyond this in any way that’s healthy for our democracy is we vote," the Obama-era intelligence official added.

Hayden is among a handful of former Deep State officials under consideration for having their security clearance revoked amid concerns of profiteering from access to sensitive government intelligence. Last week, the former NSA chief, along with other veteran intelligence officials, issued a statement condemning President Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 14:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ....impeaching President Donald Trump would have unintended consequences and could further delegitimize the intelligence community.

It's not clear to me how that could be possible.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 14:19 Comments || Top||

#2  You are acquainted with negative numbers, Mr. B?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/24/2018 14:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Well there is at least one 'odd man out' amongs those within the so-called intelligence community. That would be former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers. In all of this mud slinging, community blocking and tackling, we've heard nothing from Admiral Rogers.

You may recall it was Admiral Rogers who paid that unannounced solo call to Trump Towers which led (the very next day) to the Trump campaign team moving to an alternate location.

To hell with these other 'community' Klingon, booklicking cynchopahts, I'd like very much to hear more from the Admiral Rogers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 14:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Not to mention lickspittles.

Here's another absolute piece of garbage:

Posted by: DooDahMan || 08/24/2018 18:46 Comments || Top||

#5  I think the only way we move beyond this in any way that’s healthy for our democracy is we vote .

By George, I think he’s got it.
Posted by: KBK || 08/24/2018 20:55 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder what spooked (no pun intended) him to make the announcement now.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/24/2018 21:11 Comments || Top||

#7  You want a civil war? Because that's how you get a civil war.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 08/24/2018 21:24 Comments || Top||

April Ryan Blames WH Press Secretary For Her Death Threats
[HotAir] I’d laugh if this little nugget of information weren’t so amazingly hypocritical. It takes quite a bit of cajones for a White House Press Corps reporter to blame President Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Huckabee for her own personal security expenses. Yet, that is exactly what White House correspondent April Ryan did in a recent interview. I’ll note the irony here, too, of a reporter becoming the story, though this is more and more common now.

First, let me remind you of some of April Ryan’s past behavior while she carries out her duties as a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and as a contributor for CNN. She famously yelled a question to President Trump ‐ "Are you a racist?" after he made the sh**hole countries remark and she once asked Sanders if the president has thought about stepping down. And of course, let us not forget the #piegate story I wrote about last year during the holidays. Ryan actually instigated a personal battle with Sanders over pie. How’s that for some serious journalism? (Also, never question a southern woman’s baking skills. It turns out badly for you.)

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/24/2018 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You play with fire*, you get burned.

*CNN 24/7 hate mongering of the Prez
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/24/2018 5:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Quoting April Ryan:

Do I have a bodyguard? Yes, I do.

I hope it's an unarmed female bodyguard, because guns are bad, mmmkay? And a male guard is toxically masculine and patriarchal.

I am a member of the press corps, one of the deans of the press corps now

Are you actually a "dean" if you have to call yourself one? Isn't that like a dork going on about how cool they are?
Posted by: charger || 08/24/2018 18:53 Comments || Top||

CBS News Pollster: I Don't Think We'll See A Blue Wave
[Townhall] We’ve been hearing it for months: the blue wave is coming. The Democrats are going to retake the House. The Democratic ballot advantage is significant. Well, if that does occur, a blue wave, congressional Democrats will move to impeach President Trump on bogus charges. There is still zero evidence to suggest the president’s campaign colluded with the Russians. Oh, what about campaign finance? The Obama campaign was fined for violations. Did he ever face impeachment charges?

It’ll be a circus, a pervasive parade of nonsense, hyperbole, and liberal whining the likes of which we’ve never seen. And we’ve seen a lot of tantrums since Hillary Clinton’s epic loss in 2016. So, what can the GOP do to avert a blue wave? Well, GOP pollster Frank Luntz said the GOP should force a vote on speaker to force Democrats on the Hill to vote for Nancy Pelosi; their names will be on record. The second thing is to pass another piece of legislation, like tougher accountability measures for food stamps. That narrative was torpedoed when moderate Republicans joined Democrats in backing a discharge petition to hold a series of votes on immigration. If they found 218 signatures, it would have allowed votes on this issue without going through the GOP House leadership. They were reportedly two or three votes shy of successfully triggering this legislative maneuver, which prompted Speaker Paul Ryan to strike a deal on the matter, which further divided the party in the midst of a critical election year.

The whole episode was a dumpster fire. Yet, one thing that has bolstered GOP chances is the economy. It’s booming, especially in the competitive districts Democrats hope to flip‐all of this thanks to the Trump tax cuts. The ballot advantage has shrunk to six points; it was in the high double-digits after the holidays last year.
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#1  So Democrats are literally betting the House on their ability to capture large numbers of voters who don’t normally vote in midterm elections. “They have to bring new voters in,” Salvanto said.

New voters? I wonder where they will come from?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/24/2018 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Nate $ilver already gave it the kiss of death. I'll probably stay up late election night anyway, if for no other reason to go out at sunrise and use white shoe polish to write "American Electorate to hippies - $*ck It!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/24/2018 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't trust the press when they're telling me bad news (gaslighting) and I don't trust them when they're telling me good news (lulling us to sleep).

Don't despair, don't get cocky.
Posted by: charger || 08/24/2018 18:55 Comments || Top||

#4  VOTE
Posted by: Frank G || 08/24/2018 20:18 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
NASA Chief Wants to Send Humans 'to the Moon' ‐ To Stay
[Space.com] HOUSTON ‐ Jim Bridenstine wants to make sure that there is never another day when humans are not in space.

"In fact," the NASA administrator said, "we want lots of humans in space."

Bridenstine, who became the space agency's chief in April, recently sat down with Space.com and other reporters during a visit to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, during which he shared what he saw as his priority for NASA going forward. [These 9 Astronauts Will Fly the 1st Flights on SpaceX and Boeing Spaceships]

"When you look back at history, look back at the end of the Apollo program, 1972 when we didn't go back to the moon... you look back and there was a period of time there after Apollo and before the space shuttles when we had a gap of human spaceflight capability," Bridenstine said. "And then you go forward and look at the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011, and now we're getting to the point where we're ready to fly commercial crew. We've got a gap of about eight years in our ability to fly crew into space.

"When we think about the [end of the] International Space Station, we want to make sure that a gap doesn't materialize," he said. "I believe it is important to do everything in our power to prevent another gap from occurring and that is why it is important to start this conversation now."
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#1  Politicians from big cities and blue states first...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/24/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||

#2  ...prison overcrowding solved.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/24/2018 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  "To the moon, Alice!"
Posted by: Hupaish Ghibelline2954 || 08/24/2018 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Send the Democrat Socialists. Within 2 years you'd have a moondust shortage
Posted by: Frank G || 08/24/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Mine helium 3 and get some fusion power down here. I'm curious to see how the greens would respond to near limitless clean power.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/24/2018 15:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Re #5: "Save the Lunar Dust Mite! Ban fusion!"
Posted by: Harry Bluetooth4696 || 08/24/2018 15:30 Comments || Top||

#7  For many years now I have heard people say the moon is hollow. 1960 as I recall my neighbor very scientifically inclined was to write a book on that subject. Now I am hearing this idea in media spoken of seriously. UFO sightings have declined. Perhaps the moon mars display is not enough on the 27th as I recall. They have just found water on the moon. Perhaps that is a start. Popcorn please.
Posted by: Dale || 08/24/2018 20:41 Comments || Top||

#8  #5 I agree, that is the way to go.
Posted by: Dale || 08/24/2018 20:41 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance
[CNS News] Will they be called The Welfare Generation?

Today, they are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take "means-tested assistance" from the government.

In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them ‐ or 52.1 percent ‐ resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program.

These included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the National School Lunch Program.

The Census Bureau published its data on the number and percentage of persons living in households that received means-tested government assistance in its Current Population Survey Detailed Tables for Poverty.

Table POV-26 indicates there were approximately 319,911,000 people in the United States in 2016. Of these, 114,793,000 ‐ 35.9 percent ‐ lived "in a household that received means-tested assistance."

That does not mean every person in the household received the aid themselves, only that one or more persons living in the household did.
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#1  I call it dysgenic fertility redistribution.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/24/2018 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  I call it "Anti-Darwin"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/24/2018 16:53 Comments || Top||

#3  It's known in my part of the country, that school administrators put everyone on the 'free lunch' list whether they qualify or not. No one audits. No one gets fired, so the gravy milk train continues.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/24/2018 18:40 Comments || Top||

The Billion Dollar Homeless Scam
New York City will be spending $2.06 billion on its Department of Homeless Services. There are 61,421 homeless people in the city which is spending $33,539 per homeless person.

That’s only a little short of the starting salary of an FDNY firefighter at $39,000.

More money will be spent on the homeless than on the firefighters who save New Yorkers from burning buildings. The FDNY will have to make do with $2.04 billion, and the health department with $1.6 billion.

That’s impressive for DHS, a department that was only created in 1993 by the disgraced Dinkins administration and is now burning through more cash than agencies fulfilling actual vital city functions.

Two years ago, DHS had over 2,600 employees. That’s 1 employee to every 23 homeless people. Meanwhile 234 New Yorkers get only 1 police officer to serve and protect them from criminals.

Has this vast infusion of cash solved homelessness in the city? Nope.

New York’s homeless population has kept on growing until it now has more homeless people than any other city. New York City’s homeless growth rate is also faster than that of any other city.

Maybe because it spends more than any other city. But Los Angeles is catching up.

IMO, the most evil thing about the Left is that they get you through your innate decency
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/24/2018 03:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You get more of what you subsidize

Old fashion Christians compassion required change of behavior of the recipient. If the individual continued in the old behavior, no more compassion.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/24/2018 6:01 Comments || Top||

#2  >You get more of what you subsidize

But you also get it at even lower quality.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/24/2018 6:06 Comments || Top||

#3  It's a subsidy program for the muzz store owners who sell short dogs even tho alcohol is haram.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/24/2018 10:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Old fashion Christians compassion required change of behavior of the recipient. Even Mother Teresa's Calcutta operations for street people there had limits. Occasionally some obstreperous beneficiaries were kicked back into the streets of Calcutta.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/24/2018 13:38 Comments || Top||

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