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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Women’s March Featured Speaker Who Kidnapped And Tortured A Man
[DAILYCALLER] The Women’s March on Washington last week featured as a speaker convicted felon Donna Hylton who, along with several others, kidnapped a man and then tortured him to death.
Nice picture of the little darling raising her right arm in a fascist salute.
Hylton’s name is listed on the Women’s March website alongside prominent liberals like Planned Parenthood
...has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act. It is sometimes described as the gynecololgical wing of the Democratic party.
president Cecile Richards, actress Gloria Steinem, filmmaker Michael Moore and CNN commentator Van Jones.

Hylton, along with three men and three other women, kidnapped 62-year-old real-estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo and held him for ransom, before eventually killing him. As noted in a 1995 Psychology Today article, when asked about forcibly sodomizing the victim with a three foot steel pole, one of Hylton’s accomplices replied: "He was a homo anyway."

Speaking about Hylton, New York City Detective William Spurling told Psychology Today: "I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him."
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

50 House GOPers tell Trump to fire IRS chief
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] A faction of conservatives is circumventing leadership brass and calling directly on President Trump to tell IRS
...the Internal Revenue Service; that office of the United States government that collects taxes and persecutes the regime's political enemies...
Chief John Koskinen, "You're fired."
Fired? He should be behind bars.
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., will make the ask. The chairman of the Republican Study Committee has quietly but urgently been circulating a letter inside the GOP conference to build support. He's now got 50 congressmen signed onto the letter.

While Trump has fleshed out his cabinet, so far, he's stayed hush about the fate of the IRS chief. And conservatives really want Koskinen's head. "You have the authority to remove Commissioner Koskinen," Walker writes to Trump, adding that "we encourage you to dismiss him in the most expedient manner practicable."

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, first drew up impeachment articles against the taxman in October 2015. Since then, conservatives have accused Koskinen of interfering with a congressional investigation and abetting the of the continued targeting of conservative non-profits.

Walker's letter reintroduces that issue in the new 115th Congress, slamming the IRS for "improperly targeting conservative groups" and failing to "demonstrate that officials have definitively ceased targeting conservative groups." And he's building on last year's failed impeachment effort launched by the House Freedom Caucus.

"The consideration of the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in the House in late 2016 was a clear indication that Congress and the American people have no confidence in Commissioner Koskinen or his ability to discharge his duties," Walker writes.

But that episode is a distant memory now. Back then while the nation focused on the presidential election, the Freedom Caucus tried to force Ryan's hand. Struggling to keep his majority together, the speaker passed on the impeachment effort and pleaded with conservatives to wait on personnel changes at the tax bureau until after the election.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jail Lerner. For life.

Strip her family of her retirement.

Then I'll be happy.
Posted by: no mo uro || 01/29/2017 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  As has been said, elections have consequences.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/29/2017 10:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Fire? How about prosecute?
Posted by: Iblis || 01/29/2017 14:41 Comments || Top||

#4  >leaded with conservatives to wait on personnel changes at the tax bureau until after the election

Election's over. Time for the GOPe to admit it was wrong
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/29/2017 17:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Treason sedition all of them fucks need to go including certain elements of the US Military that allowed things to happen !
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 01/29/2017 18:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Try her for treason, and if found guilty send her to the firing squad.

Or just fire her and strip her of her pension.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 19:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Jason Chaffetz has been mouthing the words "Koskinen and Impeach" for too long. Either do it or shut up.
Posted by: Jeling Forkbeard2677 || 01/29/2017 19:38 Comments || Top||

#8  50 house GOPers say fire her, I bet the rest agree with arresting the chief.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/29/2017 22:44 Comments || Top||

Melania Trump's lawsuit against blogger can go forward, judge rules
[CBSNEWS] First lady Melania Trump can move ahead with a libel lawsuit she filed against a blogger who reported rumors that she worked as a high-end escort, a judge ruled Friday.

The blogger, Webster Tarpley of Gaithersburg, sought to have the lawsuit dismissed. His lawyer argued Friday in Montgomery County Circuit Court that Tarpley accurately reported in an August blog post the fact that there were rumors about whether Trump’s modeling career included work as an escort.

"There is no dispute that there were, in fact, rumors," said his lawyer, Danielle Giroux. "He did not say that Melania Trump was a high-class escort. What he said was there are rumors about that."

Trump’s lawyer said the rumor is false and that news hounds can’t make defamatory statements under the guise of reporting rumors.

"The job of a news hound is to vet it before you publish it," the lawyer, Charles Harder said.

He also disputed the notion that Tarpley’s article merely reported the fact that rumors were out there. He cited a passage in the article stating, "It is also widely known that Melania was not a working model but rather a high end escort."

Judge Sharon Burrell agreed with Harder: "There can be no more defamatory statement than to call a woman a hooker," she said in denying the motion to dismiss.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Judge Sharon Burrell agreed with Harder: "There can be no more defamatory statement than to call a woman a hooker," she said in denying the motion to dismiss

"Or a life-long Democrat"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Unless she is?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Thought we were always supposed to believe the woman who said she was wronged?
Posted by: Tom || 01/29/2017 13:42 Comments || Top||

GOP Philly Meetings Bugged -- Mole Sends Recordings to Liberal News Outlets
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] Republican politicians are meeting this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Loews Hotel near City Hall.
Strangely enough, there is no media outrage at this sort of dirty trick...
Protesters have been targeting the hotel since the Republican politicians came to town.

But it gets worse.

Their room is bugged. Someone was taping the GOP politicians’ discussions and sent copies to the liberal media.

Recordings of closed sessions at the Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia this week were sent late Thursday to The Washington Post and several other news outlets from an anonymous email address. The remarks of all politicians quoted in this story were confirmed by their offices or by the politicians themselves.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Knowing the GOP there might of been more moles than meeting participants.
Posted by: airandee || 01/29/2017 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  I know that PA went for Trump but really, Philly for 'pubs?

Do the chickens meet in the Fox House?

Hope this is still GOPe nonsense.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia this week

The Republican policy has been in retreat since 1988.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2017 13:10 Comments || Top||

#4  According to local news, a perp passed herself off as the wife of one of the assembled swells and made recording(s?) of the event.

GOP needs to do a little analysis of the whoms they let through the doors (assuming she had no inside assistance.).
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Someone check John McCain's and Lindsey Graham's pockets.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/29/2017 14:42 Comments || Top||

#6  The Republican policy has been in retreat since 1988.

They just couldn't wait to get rid of Ronald Reagan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/29/2017 16:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Sounds like what they recorded was nothing, considering the story is about the invasion of privacy and not the actual comments.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/29/2017 20:31 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Secret Service puts agent who decried taking 'a bullet' for Trump on paid leave
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] The Secret Service has placed the senior special agent who wrote a Facebook post decrying "taking a bullet" for Trump on administrative leave while the agency investigates her social media activities.

An agency spokeswoman on Friday afternoon informed the Washington Examiner of the management action, which takes the agent off the job with pay while the investigation proceeds.

The move is a sign that the agency is taking the investigation against Kerry O'Grady, the agent who wrote the Facebook post, seriously. Critics, however, question why it took the agency three months and a report in the Washington Examiner earlier this week for it to initiate the probe.

On Wednesday night, the Secret Service announced that it was formally investigating the special agent who suggested on Facebook that she would rather endure "jail time" than take "a bullet" for Trump.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lets see if the good ole Hatch Act applies to everyone...or if the Feds are "special."

Fire her.
Posted by: Tennessee || 01/29/2017 1:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Well honestly Kerry, the only position we currently have open is a counterfeit currency GS-7 slot in Galena, AK. How soon can you be there ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  The way to deal with this is to make who uses which bathroom in public schools subject to federal oversight and send this woman to monitor boys who want to use the girls' room in a high school in Jerkwater, Georgia.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/29/2017 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone earlier suggested a lifetime appointment to the Hillary detail. A presidential spouse who resides apart from the former president rates perhaps a two person detail plus a driver? She can make friends with Huma perhaps.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/29/2017 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  The only position we currently have open is a counterfeit currency GS-7 slot in Galena, AK

I was thinking more along the lines of Pretoria, Moscow, or Sofia. Maybe Mexico City.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/29/2017 13:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Those are excellent as well, but unaccompanied please.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  She stated she knew the law and the consequences and then stepped over the line.

Book her Danno.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/29/2017 14:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Dan Emmett is a former Secret Service agent and author of the new book Within Arm’s Length, a revealing account of what it’s like to serve on this team, from how he got a job on the elite force tasked with protecting the president to riding Air Force One and driving the commander-in-chief in a bulletproof limousine.

Below, Emmett reveals the truth behind five common misconceptions about the Secret Service.

Of all federal law enforcement agencies, the Secret Service is perhaps the least understood and the most enigmatic. Below are some of the most prevalent myths that have come to my attention over the years.

Myth 3: Secret Service agents swear an oath to die for the president.

Fact: This myth is one of the most prevalent of all—and it’s a complete urban legend. Secret Service agents only take the oath to become an agent. The willingness to possibly be called upon to sacrifice one’s life for that of the office of the presidency is simply understood, with no official oath or affirmation required.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 17:37 Comments || Top||

This Denver journalist will run a media outlet as the left’s ‘answer to Breitbart’
[COLORADOINDEPENDENT] Denver-based journalist and author David Sirota is leaving the International Business Times to take the reins of a new media site called True Blue, part of the ShareBlue franchise, where he will “oversee True Blue Media’s entire operations, including its editorial direction and day-to-day newsgathering.”
Big hair makes me look taller.
From BuzzFeed:
Buzzfeed's not up to it, huh?
ShareBlue is the brainchild of David Brock, the former conservative journalist turned liberal political warrior who is building a liberal fundraising and politics machine explicitly modeled on the network established by the conservative Koch brothers. After the election, Brock also told donors that he was seeking money to finance a “Breitbart of the left,” a phrase he modified in a speech Tuesday to the left’s “answer to Breitbart.”
Since it's funded by Brock it will be ineffective, meaningless and nasty...
They should call it Press America. Maybe they can get Al Franken to write for them.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have a suspicion, Brock, after interacting with the Clintons, figured out there was more free money sloshing around on the Left.
Posted by: phil_b || 01/29/2017 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The left doesn't need a breitbart. The left wing media is called the mainstream media.
Posted by: Elmavish Panda1401 || 01/29/2017 7:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Yea, but comrade Dave needs a source of income, Elmavish Panda1401.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Here's Dave, suspected douche.

(reminder, don't comment on old AOSHQ threads. Their system thinks you're a bot and blocks you from future comments)
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 7:15 Comments || Top||

#5  p.s. Sirota means orphan in Russian
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 7:17 Comments || Top||

#6  It will be as successful as air america was.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 9:48 Comments || Top||

#7  DV beat me to it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/29/2017 11:20 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 & 7 yes!!. Dead air as they say.
Posted by: Dale || 01/29/2017 19:00 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Schumer and dems vow to introduce legislation overturning immigration order
[Reuters] U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday demanded that President Donald Trump reverse an executive order targeting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, saying it makes the United States appear "less humanitarian, less safe, less American."

"It must be reversed immediately, and Democrats are going to introduce legislation to overturn it," Schumer said in New York.

Schumer also said he had been told by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that 42 people now detained at U.S. airports would be processed and allowed to enter the country under a court order issued on Saturday night. Schumer said Kelly also told him Trump's executive order would not affect green card holders, which contradicts previous administration statements.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 14:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pretty antsi for minority party.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 14:24 Comments || Top||

#2  He had crocodile tears running down his face. This is great. Pass more popcorn!
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 01/29/2017 14:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, why didn't they protest when Obama signed the law 2 years ago?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 14:44 Comments || Top||

#4  And just like that, no one was talking about bathrooms anymore...
Posted by: Iblis || 01/29/2017 15:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." Nearly five thousand years later, Chuck Schumer says to the whole world, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land with graft and corruption for all."
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 01/29/2017 17:48 Comments || Top||

Ben Stein Calls President Trump, "Bozo the Clown" During Fox News Segment...
Later recants then steps in it again.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He should stick to finance. It's what he knows.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 2:40 Comments || Top||

#2  He is not being excellent to Trump.
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2017 5:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Just because Trump didn't call him to ask his sage advice?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  The GOPe is the defensive team for the Great Beltway Party.

As in football you have an offense and you have a defense. While the two don't play together they always have the same goal to beat the other team.

The Democrats play offense and the RINOs play defense so it's not surprising to see this really.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Interesting dynamic playing out here. So a traditional conservative mocks Trump and it instantaneously triggers 'DC Whispers' and the rest of DJT online synchophants to go into attack mode. Mr. Bannon's strategy appears to push back against the right every bit as hard as detractors from the left.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 01/29/2017 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6  @#5: Hey, thanks! I now have another adjective to put in my resume.

Seriously, however, it is one thing to have differences with someone (which I have many with our now Cic, fyi.) but quite another to be disrespectful about it, especially on a respected news program.

How, again, did it work out when Mr. Obama was described in similar terms. Syncophantly?
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 01/29/2017 14:35 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought Stein was dead. I guess just his career is dead.
Posted by: Regular joe || 01/29/2017 14:54 Comments || Top||

#8  The three tiers of Trumpkin: Bacchantic,
Those quaffing the Kool-Aid; Romantic,
A little bit thinner,
But still a nice dinner;
Subsisting on smoke, Sycophantic.

Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/29/2017 18:53 Comments || Top||

#9  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2017 19:15 Comments || Top||

#10  Ben Stein is a genuine American loving Republican.

However, he is definitely of the old guard and it remains to be seen if he will have relevancy in the new Republican order.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/29/2017 19:21 Comments || Top||

Ben Stein is a genuine American loving Republican.

Which is why he objects to putting Americans ahead of the subjects of failed states?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/29/2017 20:21 Comments || Top||

California Could Cut Off Feds In Response To Trump Threats
[SANFRANCISCO.CBSLOCAL] The state of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, KPIX 5 has learned.

Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants colonists, a senior government source in Sacramento said.

The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.

"California could very well become an organized non-payer," said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. "They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code."

California is among a handful of so-called "donor states," which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fake news...wishful thinking on behalf of some forlorn lefty writer.
Posted by: Tennessee || 01/29/2017 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm going to guess that given how important CA's electoral votes are to Dems, there are way more dollars flowing from the Feds to CA than the other way around. Also, CA doesn't have any more headroom to raise taxes. They might want to think long and hard before they go down this road.
Posted by: gorb || 01/29/2017 2:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Water?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/29/2017 4:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Another point, what exactly do they do when Trump announces that since California isn't sending in the tax money required by law, they shall receive no Federal benefit programs? I can just imagine what happens when the Black communities in LA wind up without food-stamps because of illegal immigrants.
Posted by: Charles || 01/29/2017 6:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Something a bit more subtle. Since they're keen on leaving the Union anyway. Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2017 6:45 Comments || Top||

#6  How much electricity does CA produce? How much do they consume?
Posted by: airandee || 01/29/2017 7:53 Comments || Top||

#7  Donor state??? I would like to see the creative math on that one.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/29/2017 10:54 Comments || Top||

#8  I ain't messing with the IRS just to make Willie Brown happy.

But, B, do NOT mess with Camp Pendleton. The goons that run Los Angeles and Orange counties would like nothing better than to let their developer buddies rape that land with their bulldozers. You'd be doing them a favor and you don't want to do that. Same thing goes for Miramar Marine Corps Air Base and where else would you station all those Navy ships in San Diego Bay? There must be better ways to put the hurt on California politicians than pulling out the military.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/29/2017 11:28 Comments || Top||

#9  and where else would you station all those Navy ships in San Diego Bay?

Seattle or Pearl.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/29/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||

#10  "Malfeasance :the commission (as by a public official) of a wrongful or unlawful act involving or affecting the performance of one's duties ". Merriam Webster

Perhaps it's time to charge mayors and governors for gross violation of the public trust through conspiracy to commit seditious acts? Just the whiff of such actions would have a profound effect on the domestic enemies of the Constitution.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/29/2017 11:37 Comments || Top||

#11  and where else would you station all those Navy ships in San Diego Bay?

It becomes our West Coast Guantanamo - all of San Diego County
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 12:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Might also wanna think of all those NATIONAL PARKS
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2017 12:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Let them try. Will be a fantastic show.

Would IRS just seize state assets in bank accounts?
Posted by: Iblis || 01/29/2017 14:41 Comments || Top||

#14  Democrats, the same today as yesterday. Setting up confederate states.
Posted by: newc || 01/29/2017 15:46 Comments || Top||

#15  It becomes our West Coast Guantanamo - all of San Diego County
OK. That works for me.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/29/2017 16:17 Comments || Top||

#16  There is a movement for much of rural northern California to break away. If California withholds funding from the Feds, expect much of the "State of Jefferson" counties to do the same to the state. This could get interesting fast.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 01/29/2017 21:29 Comments || Top||

#17  The only way th idea of a donor state works is if you count the Federal Income taxes paid by residents of California. The only way California could possibly control that would be to force companies that withhold on behalf of residents to not give the money over to the feds and open themselves up to all sorts of federal reprisals and confiscations (no company in their right mind would open that door).

So this is nonsense as far as I can figure.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/29/2017 22:47 Comments || Top||

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