[Washington Examiner] Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is "concerned" about the Justice Department's review of the origins of the Russia investigation.
The "investigation into the investigators" has been underway since the spring, and reports this week showed Attorney General William Barr has taken a more expansive role in it than previously known, pressing foreign leaders to cooperate with the DOJ.
During an interview Wednesday, Brennan said he is "supposedly" going to be interviewed by John Durham, the U.S. attorney tasked with leading the review. Brennan said by all accounts Durham is a man of "integrity" but added Barr has proven himself to be the "president's attorney."
"Given that Barr is now accompanying Durham on these things, it really makes me think that the hand of politics and of Trump are now being used to massage what this ongoing review quasi-investigation is. So I am concerned," Brennan said on MSNBC.
John Brennan, communist, lover of Islam and luminaries behind Spygate a.k.a Russiagate designed to put Hillary in office and prevent Trump from being in office. Other countries were enlisted as a part of this coup. So, is it sedition or treason?
[PJ] WASHINGTON -- Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that there isn't a "deep state" effort to undermine President Donald Trump but the whistleblower complaint about his call with the Ukraine president from someone in the intelligence community "fuels that conspiratorial fire." "Said Clapper, the known liar"
"Well, I never heard of the term deep state, maybe I was, you know, ignorant or bliss or something, but I never heard of that until the campaign and afterwards. Allegedly this is a conspiracy of career government public servants who somehow organize themselves into a conspiracy to undermine or overthrow the president, which on its face is ridiculous," Clapper said during the Washington Post's Cybersecurity Summit on Wednesday.
[Townhall] House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Wednesday told Fox News' Martha MacCallum he believes the whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump for a call made with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "reads like the Steele dossier."
"We learned about this three weeks ago on a late Friday night press release that was multiple pages long, about a paragraph long," Nunes said about the whistleblower complaint.
Nunes comments come after it was learned that Schiff knew about the whistleblower's complaint a month before it was brought to the Intelligence Committee.
"We got that, Republicans receive that, what on Earth is going on here. All of you in the press office, why is this being pumped up as big," he said. "A few days later after a briefing, Schiff briefs us a little bit on this and claims he doesn’t know exactly what this is, but it must be really important."
"Those are just two sets of facts that clearly he’s trying to pump up and promote this story. And that we find out that, yeah, because his staff knew about it ahead of time," he said. "The thing not clear is when did they actually find out about it. We still don’t have a date, when did the whistleblower start talking to the Democrats of the Intelligence Committee? It would’ve been very easy to just tell us. He had multiple opportunities to tell."
In this stunning work of investigative journalism, filmmaker Joel Gilbert uncovers the true story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a case that divided America. By examining Trayvon’s 750-page phone records, Gilbert discovers that Rachel Jeantel, the key witness whose testimony led to the prosecution of George Zimmerman, was a fraud. Gilbert's research takes him to the high schools of Miami Gardens, into the back alleys of Little Haiti, and finally to Florida State University where he finds Trayvon's real girlfriend, Diamond Eugene, the girl who actually was on the phone with Trayvon in his final minutes. Gilbert confirms his revelations with forensic handwriting analysis and DNA testing. He then exposes in detail the most consequential hoax in recent judicial history and reveals how The Trayvon Hoax was ground zero for the downward spiral of race relations in America. This incredible film and book have the potential to bring America back together again.
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Not w/o the black community acknowledging the deceit, trumped up racism and destruction and then making amends. Zero probability.
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10/03/2019 4:12 Comments ||
Not w/o the black community acknowledging the deceit, trumped up racism and destruction and then making amends.
I wouldn't hold my breath on amends, but there are signs that the black community is beginning to wake up and realize it has been played, starting way back when with LBJ's Great Society. Candice Owens, for example, is pushing back against what has been a very lucrative hustle. She is not the only one. I see it as a positive sign.
I did so love when her head spun all the way around and she puked all over the Secretary General. That was gross, but she musta had some powerful stomach acid to dissolve him on the spot like that. I don't think they needed to go as far as projectile "time of the month," though.
Funny, when I heard on the radio the live broadcast of Christine Blowsey [HS nickname] testifying in Congress last September in her guttural, babygirl-from-Hell voice, I immediately thought of Linda Blair...
[Townhall] In these times of near civil war, Americans agree on almost nothing. Yet sometime in 2019, almost all of America finally got "woke" on China.
For years, our leaders had yawned about Silk Road neo-imperialism in Africa and Asia, and gross abuses of human rights against Chinese religious minorities and political dissidents.
Almost every assumption Washington made, both by Democratic and Republican administrations, was logically flawed at best. And at worst, these calculations were a weird mix of conservative commercial greed, liberal political correctness and shared screwball naivete.
American trade and political appeasement were never interpreted by Beijing as magnanimity to be reciprocated, but always as weakness to be exploited. It was always ludicrous to think that the more concessions on trade and human rights the United States gave, the more China would Westernize and begin to resemble America or an EU nation.
Even sillier was the old shibboleth that China's embrace of capitalist reforms -- as if by some unwritten, determinist economic law -- would lead to constitutional government. But the ability to buy a new cellphone never ensures the right to vote for a candidate of one's choice.
Instead, all China did was auction off large sections of its new and more efficient economy to crony communist pseudo-capitalists and corrupt provincial officials in order to modernize the country, beef up the military, warp the international trading system -- and make itself very rich.
Why did America act in such a suicidal way on China?
Cheap Chinese labor and lax American laws motivated hundreds of U.S. corporations to shut down their domestic assembly plants and relocate to China. At least at first, they were free to pay substandard wages and were mostly unregulated.
Once American businesses got hooked on mega-profits, the Chinese government slowly started stealing their technology, infringing on copyrights and patents, dumping their own merchandise on the world market at prices below production costs, running up huge trade surpluses and manipulating their currency.
But by then, American corporations were so addicted to laissez-faire profit-making that they turned a blind eye and paid their hush money.
Universities cashed in too, both by setting up lucrative satellite campuses in China and admitting tens of thousands of Chinese citizens. These Chinese students paid full tuition (and sometimes premiums and surcharges), turning once cash-strapped campuses into profitable degree mills.
Most college deans and presidents simply ignored the dreadful human rights record of China, not to mention occasional expatriate espionage rings designed to steal engineering and high-tech research.
...The domestic winners in the appeasement of Communist China were the two American coasts -- the New York financial industry, the Washington political lobbying nexus, Silicon Valley's high-tech companies, and the coastal mega-research universities such Harvard, Stanford and Yale.
Suddenly, the intellectual and informational classes could sell their wares in a new global market, and they profited enormously.
Few cared about the "losers" in the now-hollowed-out Midwest and in rural America. For corporate America, domestic muscular labor could be easily and cheaply replaced by millions of Chinese workers. Outsourcing and offshoring pulled investment capital out of America and put it overseas, as Chinese-assembled products brought far greater profits.
The only possible explanation - the one that future historians will almost certainly agree upon - for such an unbelievably self-destructive policy as prostrating ourselves before China and enabling them to go from near-subsistence to our only global rival is corruption.
Kissinger has made a killing in China, as have hundreds of lobbyists.
Investment banks have made a killing advising Chinese firms.
Hedge funds have scarfed up a total of trillions in
Chinese assets under management, pocketing many billions in management fees.
CEOs have shaved costs and increased their profits by outsourcing most of our manufacturing supply chain
Where does our shitty political class head when they're done with Washington?
To lobbying/PR and consulting firms such as Kissinger's.
To Goldman and other Wall Street trading houses.
To the big banks, the hedge funds and private equity funds.
To the boards of publicly-traded Fortune 500 companies.
All of them have lined their pockets with golden crumbs from China's table.
None of these bastards is suffering what over 100 million Americans have had to contend with for the last 30+ years: shit wages, zero job security, sideways home equity if they even have any, shitty schools for the kids.
And all of it surrounded by the constant drumbeat of an insane mantra of globalism, global citizens with global virtues creating a new "flat" global order that will reward the supposedly "superior" and more "productive" Chinese and other third worlders instead of supposedly lazy, drug-addled, above all, racist Americans.
Screw these morons. What they have done with their insane China policy is criminal.
It reads like something out of the history books about the follies and madness of the German Foreign Office that led to WWI, or the foolish miscalculations that led to the Peloponnesian War.
Ditto for open borders and mass illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America.
Madness. Impossible to explain other than with simple corruption.
Does anyone remember when then-VP AL Gore tried to shut down Ross Perot's critique of NAFTA by promising the nation that the trade deal would REDUCE illegal immigration?
How on earth did our political class go from defending American workers - or at least trying to mount a defense of US workers - to this unbelievable stage where literally everyone in DC (except maybe a few oddballs such as Trump, Sanders, and Sherrod Brown) believes that native-born US workers are despicable lowlifes who deserve not only to be made poor but also to be castigated as inferior to supposedly hardworking, upright "God's people" in the form of illiterate peasant indios from abroad?
What the hell happened to this country?
How did we get saddled with such a shitty, stupid, thoroughly corrupt political class?
And No, I don't agree that "we get the political class we deserve." No one in his right mind would vote for these greedy, cynical, incompetent fools.
Here's a typical bio of one of the sleek fools who've botched so much of our foreign policy for over two decades and then landed in fields of gold post-Langley.
After helping Tenet botch the Iraq intel, this one landed nicely in a series of exec roles at Lehman (!) and Kissinger Associates, and is now raking in the $$$$ while sitting on the boards of Morgan Stanley, GM, EMC and other globalist entities that have helped China become a deadly global rival to us.
Ref #4: With the victory of Barack Obama in the November 2008 presidential election, Miscik returned to Washington for a short stint, working on the intelligence transition. In January, 2009, she was named Vice-Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc.
She never left the klingon circuit. Very few of them do. They embed themselves and follow the money.
I think folks believed to strongly in the J curve, that once wealthy enough nations become democracies. There examples of this happening are numerous.
So we let China get away with murder to avoid war, and with the hope we would win in the end with a massive democratic Chinese market ready for American goods.
They assumed the J-curve was some kind of law when the fact is all of the examples were in the Western Sphere already and Communist China isn't. then we continued the same game plan long after it was a failure because we had no better plan and because of massive inertia of corrupt-o-crats making money off the whole thing..
Ruprecht, great analysis. Also, it was just the neocon con that the Chinese will stop being Chinese if they are rich. China has always been hegemonic, with or without money. Why did they call themselves the Middle Kingdom?
[Breitbart] Film students at the University of Southern California are protesting against a campus exhibit dedicated to the life and films of John Wayne.
According to a report by the USC student newspaper, a group of student protesters is pushing back against an on-campus exhibit dedicated to the films of Hollywood legend John Wayne.
Eric Plant, a junior at USC, created a banner that he intends to display outside of the film school."By keeping Wayne’s legacy alive, SCA is endorsing white supremacy," Plant’s banner reads.
"I’m going to go every minute that I have and stand there," Plant stated. "I had conversations while I was standing there, and I was getting people to support it. I would like to keep being there and keep having a presence there."
The criticisms of Wayne are in part based on a 1971 Playboy interview in which Wayne said that he believed in "white supremacy" and defended the taking of the land that became America from the Native Americans.
"I believe in white supremacy," Wayne said during the interview. "We can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the Blacks."
"I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them," Wayne added. "Our so-called stealing of this country from them was a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."
USC’s Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Evan Hughes offered a vague statement to the student newspaper in response to the student protests.
"Our values as an inclusive community are predicated on the idea that our student population needs to be heard and have a say about our SCA environment, especially when information comes to light that changes how we relate to it," Hughes said in a short comment.
I wonder if John Wayne actually said 'white supremacy'? I somehow doubt it.
Indeed. Turns out he did use those words, but the rest of the sentence gets clipped and removes the context. From a Playboy mag interview in 1971:
Playboy: Angela Davis [a Communist professor in the San Francisco Bay Area] claims that those who would revoke her teaching credentials on ideological grounds are actually discriminating against her because she’s black. Do you think that’s true?
Wayne: With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.
I distinctly remember buying that issue of Playboy so I could read the interview.
I can believe it. "I just read Playboy for the articles" was a running joke, but at one time, in addition to pix of naked persons of the female persuasion, the mag ran some great fiction and had interesting interviews with famous people. No idea about current content, but I'd wager that, like The Atlantic and Scientific American, it has turned to SJW crap.
Multiculturalists, being devoid of convincing arguments, use black slavery as a club to beat white people into submission. After clubbing by academia, media, and others, many whites have capitulated to the progressives’ guilt-preaching that has produced copious tears because of their cursed whiteness and white privilege.
...Sorry, but I have no guilt for slavery. Consequently, I will not pay a dollar of reparations because of those blacks who are full-time victims wallowing in self-pity looking for lifetime handouts.
Since their dishonest, dishonorable, and disgraceful ploy will not work, I suggest the do-gooders (as opposed to those who do good) turn their efforts elsewhere -- for example, to the actual slavery existing throughout the world. They should do something lasting rather than preach an empty message for financial gain and personal influence.
...If the fanatic slavery whiners really do care about slavery, they can do something about the overt slavery in Mali, where at least 200,000 people are held in direct servitude. In March 2002, French television channel TF1 reported how about 15,000 children were abducted from Mali and sold as slaves to work the cotton plantations in the Ivory Coast.
...Maybe one country is not enough of a challenge, so let them take a shot at world slavery. The Topical Research Digest: Human Rights and Contemporary Slavery reports about 27 million slaves worldwide. However, it reveals that "Some human rights organizations have the number as high as 200 million."
My own modest proposal as regards for reparations for slavery in the US, as I posted on Chicagoboyz some months ago -
"I put forth a modest counter-proposal, acknowledging that yes, IF there should be reparations paid in this day for the institution of chattel slavery, for the malignant practices of the Jim Crow laws, and local law-enforced racial segregation, and the depredations of the KKK, which cruelly impacted Black Americans, such reparations ought to and should be paid by the Democrat Party."
Posted by: Celia Hayes ||
10/03/2019 7:25 Comments ||
Reparations should only be paid by slave owners, and only to people who were slaves.
Race-based reparations would mean people like Obama, who had no slave ancestry but did (I think) have slave-owner ancestry would be getting paid by descendants of the hundreds of thousands who died freeing the slaves.
One step above slavery in cultures based on feudal social structures is the role of serfdom. Generally tied to location and given obligations to work for their feudal lord, they gave a quarter to a third of their crops in taxation and survived on the balance. If you look at America’s social structure today and change the titles from Duke, Earl, Baron etc to the special roles we give celebrities, high visibility political figures and the ranks of the wealthy, the parallels are striking. Hereditary power, fame, special rules and accommodations, different justice systems, arrogance, elitism.... and above all, the looting of the public trust, treasury and tax farming the serfs. Sound familiar?
[Townhall] The Democrats are experiencing the giddy delight of having finally summoned up the stones to push the big red "IMPEACHMENT!" button. Their tawdry joy will pass. It’s a dumb idea, and they will soon regret it. This sorry scenario brings to mind Napoleon’s apocryphal advice to never interrupt your enemy when he, she or xe is making a mistake, and if the cheesy performance art piece that is this bogus scandal wasn’t so poisonous to our body politic, it would be hilarious.
Right now, the Dems are thrilled because they’re finally free of the tyranny of fairness and honesty and coherence, and they can indulge their deepest fantasies of frog-marching The Donald out of the Oval Office, to be replaced with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit ‐ wait, that’s not right. Why, that’s not right at all. They would replace Donald Trump with...Mike Pence, who will probably do the same things that have made Trump so successful without all the tweeting. Letting the nihilistic Left set the narrative?
Right now, the Dems are thrilled because they’re finally free of the tyranny of fairness and honesty and coherence, and they can indulge their deepest fantasies of frog-marching The Donald out of the Oval Office, to be replaced with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit – wait, that’s not right. Why, that’s not right at all. They would replace Donald Trump with…Mike Pence, who will probably do the same things that have made Trump so successful without all the tweeting.
[Breitbart] Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh took a jab at Fox News for the airtime the cable news network was allotting for critics of President Donald Trump.
Based on that, Limbaugh suggested Fox News Channel change its name to "the Fox Never Trumper Network."
Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com):
There’s something interesting about this impeachment inquiry, ladies and gentlemen, because they are doing it in the Intelligence Committee. One of the things Trump said, by the way, is that Adam Schiff should have should be charged with treason. Now, you think, "Well, wuh, wuh?"
Well, Schiff is out there as the chairman of a committee, the Intelligence Committee, openly lying about the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine ‐ and he lied about it again today in his joint press conference with Pelosi. He literally said that the president told the Ukrainian president to "create dirt," to "make it up, as much as you can." When the Republicans finally called him on it, Schiff said, "Well, I was just engaging parody. I’m sorry it wasn’t seen."
Well, look, you have the sense of humor of a snail. Nobody thinks anything about you is funny, Pencil Neck. It wasn’t parody, anyway ‐ and if you have to tell somebody that you’ve just done parody, it was very bad parody. It was not parody. It was an attempt to purposely misstate and mischaracterize the words and the actions of the president of the United States. They’re trying to create the illusion that Trump is a mob boss and he was ordering somebody, "Make up dirt or else we’re not gonna give you the money ‐ or worse."
None of what they are saying happened in that phone call did, and we’ve even got Never Trumpers now all over Fox News, "Well, this phone call is very hard to defend. I wouldn’t want to have to defend this phone call. If I were the Republicans, I wouldn’t want..." There’s nothing hard to defend about the phone call! You just don’t want to defend it! You know, Fox really ought to change the name of the network from the Fox News Channel to the Fox Never Trumper Network, because that’s who’s getting the highlights, and they’re bringing in Democrats like Donna Brazile.
What do you mean, "The phone call’s hard to defend"? The phone call’s not hard to defend, and Trump isn’t hard to defend! But if Trump is hard to defend, what about conservatism, you Never Trumpers? Can you defend that? Do you not understand that conservatism’s under assault? You may not be because you’re renouncing conservatism to sidle up with these guys that you don’t want to be criticized by. So you’d rather be friends with these nincompoops on the left than have to defend your own side and defend your own beliefs!
I watched the tail end of Trump's presser w/ the Finnish head honcho yesterday, and as they wrapped up (just after 3:00) I joked 'watch Shep Smith come on and start trashing Trump', and that's exactly what he did. I'll watch Tucker & Hannity on Fox News; screw the rest of 'em.
I quit Drudge since went over to the dark side. There's a better site like Drudge but with a conservative bent called Rantingly you should check out. Don't know if they took the name from Rantburg probably not.
Posted by: Daniel ||
10/03/2019 14:00 Comments ||
Zman describes Drudge Report this way recently: "Speaking of Drudge, what in the world happened to that site? I deleted the book mark back in the 2016 campaign, as I got sick of the anti-Trump stuff he ran every day, but my goodness, that site is garbage now. His site has always been run by rent boys he picks up in South Beach, but he used to exercise some judgement over them. Maybe his lifestyle has finally caught up with him. Whatever the reason, his site is unreadable at this point. It’s a hysterical version of the New York Times."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/03/2019 15:21 Comments ||
Is rantingly a Fred Pruitt project?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
10/03/2019 18:33 Comments ||
#12 - No, that was 20th Century Fox entertainment
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/03/2019 19:50 Comments ||
[DAWN] Imran Khan is now back home amidst applause for his ’historic speech’ at the UN to face some hard political realities. The government is in a state of disarray and the opposition is threatening to bring the capital to a standstill. It is not a pretty situation. Meanwhile, ...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had escaped from his bonds and overwhelmed his guard using the bludgeon the faithful Filomena had smuggled to him in the loaf of bread... rumours abound that a major cabinet shakeup is in the offing. But will reshuffling the deck resolve the primary problem of governance?
Over the last one year since coming to power, Khan has made several changes in the cabinet that now looks more like a collection of relics from the past. Reshuffling the same deck is not likely to transform this gallery of curiosities. Mere changing of portfolios and jettisoning a few dead weights is not likely to deliver.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred ||
10/03/2019 00:00 ||
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[Washington Examiner] As of this moment, the Iranian hardliners have the aligned motive (hatred and a need to alter the sanctions status quo), authority (Khamenei's harder line), and confidence (a belief Trump is desperate to avoid conflict) to escalate against America. It may be through proxies or Iranian operatives directly, but it is likely that Iran will soon strike American interests.
Trump must again clarify that any attack which harms American citizens will result in military retaliation.
Posted by: 3dc ||
10/03/2019 00:00 ||
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Trump must again clarify that any attack which harms American citizens will result in military retaliation
So, sorry but verbal warnings don't work with Muslims. You've to kill a bunch - by now a large bunch, to make your message received.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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