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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Rep. Pete King: Brennan Ran Intel Policy Through Obama WH Frustrating Intelligence Community
BLUF:
[Daily Caller] "Here’s the problem ... and this is from people from the intelligence community too. John Brennan is running intelligence policy from the White House. He is getting in the weeds in different intelligence organizations that are out there," King said.

"He’s doing this from the White House. Obviously, he is not subject to Congressional scrutiny, because he’s on the White House staff, and it’s a very dangerous situation, where you have a homeland security advisor who is beyond the reach of Congress actually making, running, and carrying on intelligence policy. It’s wrong. I’m not aware of it happening before."

King admitted he did not get along with Brennan, but he gave examples of the issues Congress had with the Obama counter-terrorism advisor.

Interview comments are from 2010. What indeed did he do after?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 05:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And after eight years, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), of which you are a member Congressman King..... up until now, did or said what ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 5:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm no fan of Petah King (blowhahd)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Interview comments are from 2010. What indeed did he do after?

He 'went along to get along' thinking, like most of the rest, the Hildebeast would soon occupy the Oval Office.

Ditto #1. He never met a news camera he didn't simply adore.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 12:35 Comments || Top||

#4  The Republicans lacked the votes to override President Obama's veto until 2017, so the only thing they could do was keep this and other problems in the public eye as much as the legacy media allowed. And even now the Republicans are pulling in various directions, unlike the Democrats.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 13:17 Comments || Top||

#5  The republicans would lack the votes to do anything even with a stupormajority, for the "various directions" problem noted above...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 14:13 Comments || Top||


Rahm Emanuel Comes Under Fire for Saying a Lack of Morals Behind Violence
[FOX] As Chicago braces for another bloody weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is once again coming under fire for blaming a lack of morals in predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods for the recent spate of violent crime.

Emanuel, who has been mayor since 2011 and is facing growing calls to resign from members of his own party, urged locals to "be a neighbor" and "speak up" to help law enforcement pursue killers, gang members and drug dealers.

After one particularly violent weekend earlier this month when more than 70 people were shot, Emanuel deflected questions about police staffing and strategy. Instead, he ignited a firestorm when he said there needs to be a politically incorrect conversation about character and values.
"This may not be politically correct," he said, "but I know the power of what faith and family can do. ... Our kids need that structure. ... I am asking ... that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong."

He added: "If we’re going to solve this ... we’ve got to have a real discussion. ... Parts of the conversation cannot be off-limits because it’s not politically comfortable. ... We are going to discuss issues that have been taboo in years past because they are part of the solution. ... We also have a responsibility to help nurture character. It plays a role. Our kids need that moral structure in their lives. And we cannot be scared to have this conversation."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 05:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He added: "If we’re going to solve this ... we’ve got to have a real discussion. ... Parts of the conversation cannot be off-limits because it’s not politically comfortable...

None of which is going to happen.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 5:22 Comments || Top||

#2  A broken clock is correct once or twice a day, depending on the style.

It's troubling when those around you remove the numbers, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/19/2018 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  RACIST!!!!!!
Posted by: AlanC || 08/19/2018 8:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Rahm Emanuel Comes Under Fire for Saying a Lack of Morals of Western Civilization Behind Violence

FIFY. Throw out God and the basic principles of Christianity, gets you there. Make man god, you get what you deserve, hard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2018 9:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Reading Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago right now. The players have changed but Chicago remains the same.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Re #s 1 and 4. The constituency that must not be named desires ownership without responsibility. Sounds like a lesson in Marxism to me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  He is partially right. Therefore he must be destroyed by the godless left.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/19/2018 11:21 Comments || Top||

#8  70 were shot that weekend , next to no arrests made.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/19/2018 11:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Rahm leads by example. A gay puffster takin it up the bung hole and he wonders where the "Family Values" have gone
Posted by: 746 || 08/19/2018 12:05 Comments || Top||

#10  New definition of morality: "Making incompetent Democrat officials look bad."
Posted by: Tom || 08/19/2018 14:01 Comments || Top||

#11  Rahm leads by example.

Come on now.
A full ride undergraduate dance scholarship and nickname "tiny dancer" don't make him any more gay than a Saint's cheerleader.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2018 17:10 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Aretha Franklin Bashed Trump in Private, Blew Off Inauguration Invite
[Daily Beast] The president called her his ’friend.’ The Queen of Soul wanted absolutely nothing to do with him or his inauguration, sources confirm.

The late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin hated the political rise of Donald Trump. But that didn’t stop him from trying, and failing, to book her to perform at his 2017 inauguration.

Shortly after his shock election victory, then President-elect Trump tasked Tom Barrack, his longtime friend and the chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, with reaching out to Franklin to ask if she would perform at an inaugural event and concert, according to three sources familiar with what happened. Trump had long considered the legendary singer a friend, and wanted the offer framed as an opportunity to help bring the country back together after a brutal, bruising presidential election.

However, Team Trump’s contacts in Hollywood failed to secure the Queen of Soul for the inauguration.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 05:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shocking! Daily Beast rushing to set the record straight, exploit the dead, and cast turds upon Pres. Trump's tribute.

A revelation on a par with Rep. Pete King's news on Brennan running intel policy (and probably a lot more) from the Obama White House.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 5:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Economy is up. Unemployment is down (especially among African-Americans). USA is closer to fair trade than it was in the last 50 year. Foreign policy works. Illegal immigration (which harms African-Americans more than anybody else) is down. Who the hell cares what Aretha Franklin (or any other entertainer) think outside their (very narrow) area of specialization?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 6:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Rendered irrelevant.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2018 6:57 Comments || Top||

#4  We should care about the *personal* opinion of an entertainer -- Why?
Posted by: magpie || 08/19/2018 11:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Much of the lumpen leftist base intuits getting their opinions from celebrities much the same way cargo cults operate: "I think the same way that pretty, rich person does. Soon I will be pretty and rich..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Her most famous song was a cover of a better version by Otis Redding.
Posted by: charger || 08/19/2018 12:48 Comments || Top||

#7  So many of the performers who turned their backs on him once he ran as a Republican loved him back when he was a simple billionaire hotelier/property developer and fellow entertainer via "The Apprentice". I don't doubt he was surprised they all turned on him like rabid dogs -- it's to his credit that he didn't destroy them in the eyes of their other friends by posting clip after clip of them happily thanking, praising, and partying with him over the years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 13:31 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Trump Administration Sues Facebook For Fair Housing Act Violations
[Redstate] The Trump Administration has joined a lawsuit filed by the National Fair Housing Alliance against Facebook. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook allows potential landlords to divert housing ads away from potential tenants based on their ZIP Code, religion, race, gender (no word if this was the two biological ones or the 71 Facebook’s SJWs have dreamed up), national origin, and disability. In addition, HUD has filed an administrative complaint against Facebook in regards to the same allegation.

Rather than a HUD action, I think this is more properly viewed as a preview of how the Administration plans to handle the systemic punishment of conservative content by the social media platforms.

It is going to be difficult for Facebook to win this case because the advertising tool allowed people placing the ads to block people who liked Telemundo or had mentions of service dogs or mobility scooters or stay-at-home-Mom in their timeline. This is going to hurt Facebook’s brand and it will hurt them financially. It is also going to promote the image of social media platforms who think they are too big and too powerful to have to bother with obeying the law.

Over time, if the administration is diligent at all, they will be able to build a case that Justice can use to bring down the hammer. That probably won’t be necessary. The social media platforms like running their business without constant proctological exams by federal agencies. I suspect they’ll modify their behavior and stop letting the inmates run the asylum.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 14:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Social justice warriors they are. As with Isis, they will form cells and peck and probe in other ways. They will hide in the shadows living in a world of their own that no one else can share (Peter, Paul, and Mary).
Posted by: Dale || 08/19/2018 22:11 Comments || Top||


Brennan Threatens to Sue President Trump After Being Stripped of Clearance
Go ahead, asshole. You aren't entitled to a Clearance
[Grabien] 'I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future; and if it means going to court, I will do that'

NBC security analyst and former CIA director John Brennan is doubling down on a threat to sue President Trump after the outspoken former Obama official was stripped of his security clearance.

Brennan appeared Friday night on MSNBC and told Rachel Maddow he is exploring litigation against the president. This follows Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) saying Trump stripping Brennan of his security clearance is illegal.
LOL - idiots
"As you can imagine, a number of lawyers reached out to say that there is a very strong case here, not so much to reclaim mine but to prevent this from happening in the future," Brennan said. "So, I am thinking about what it is that I might want to do. At this time, I'm trying to make sure that the principle is what is going to be defended and supported and this is something that should not be repeated."

"The other people on the so-called enemy's list now, I think this is just another example of Mr. Trump trying to frighten and intimidate others," he continued. "But I can tell you, having worked in the national security and intelligence, these are not the type of people who are bullied or intimidated by the likes of someone of Mr. Trump."
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 12:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  What was it Colin Powell said? "You broke it, you bought it..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  There is a process to appeal security clearance suspensions or revocations. USE IT !
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 12:36 Comments || Top||

#3  So... Constitutionally the president is the sole voice regarding national defense. The president can classify or reclassify at will. The people who actually go through background clearance investigations lose their clearance when they leave the job requiring it.

Trump changes the CUSTOM of extending the clearance of appointed officials past their leaving office. This is somehow a Constitutional crisis, despite all of the above.

Brennan lied to Congress about, of all things, warrantless surveillance of the entirety of the U.S. and of Congress. He should be thankful no one's figured out how to take him to court on that.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/19/2018 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  *Giggle* Judge starts with "You no longer work for the US Government in any fashion and want a 'US Government' TS Security Clearance to do .... what exactly?"
Posted by: magpie || 08/19/2018 12:55 Comments || Top||

#5  I hope Brennan does file suit, I think what comes out in discovery will be quite interesting.
Posted by: brujotejano || 08/19/2018 13:22 Comments || Top||

#6  If Brennan was in Texas, he would be all hat, no cattle.
Posted by: Huping Omeretle2879 || 08/19/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  The rot goes all the way to the top.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/19/2018 13:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Mr Brennan: Now that you are no longer employed in the national security area, I have one question for you and any who demand that you retain a security clearance:

What, precisely, is your NEED TO KNOW that qualifies you to have a clearance?

Otherwise, STFU.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 08/19/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Another example of President Trump's superpower -- getting his opponents to confidently aim for him and hit themselves really, really hard.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 14:14 Comments || Top||

#10  John Brennan: I Didn’t Really Mean To Accuse Trump Of “Treasonous” Behavior.

P*ssy

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 14:46 Comments || Top||

#11  "It's not treason-treason"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 15:23 Comments || Top||

#12  What is it with all these whining Obama appointees and estrogen?
Posted by: newc || 08/19/2018 15:59 Comments || Top||

#13  Actually the Supremes declared a case and decided clearances fall under the executive branch.

And Brennan doesn't want to be under deposition - I think Rudy said "Bring It!"
Posted by: mossomo || 08/19/2018 17:18 Comments || Top||

#14  Who's gonna pay for Brennan's lawyer? Can we follow the money please?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/19/2018 18:44 Comments || Top||

#15  What #5 brujotejano and #13 mossomo said. Get Brennan under oath ASAP.
Posted by: Black Bart tse Tung2906 || 08/19/2018 20:34 Comments || Top||

#16  Go ahead fucktard. I will enjoy watching you fail. Again.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/19/2018 21:22 Comments || Top||


As pro-Palestinian pols win primaries, Progressive US Jews ask if it's ‘a wave or a ripple'
[IsraelTimes] In recent weeks, three Democratic candidates highly critical of Israel have won elections; Jewish Democratic leaders deny a broader trend.
Because they're idiots, ignoring trends in Labour Socialist party politics throughout the West. Jewish Republican leaders are considerably more clear-eyed, which goes unmentioned in the article.
This summer has been a good one for pro-Paleostinian candidates running for the US Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has slammed Israel’s West Bank occupation, shocked the political world with her upset victory over veteran congressman Joe Crowley for his New York House seat.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ron Halper's theory that the majority of Dem's are pro Israel may be true for the rank and file but the activists are different - further left and more anti Israel
Posted by: lord garth || 08/19/2018 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Trump's fault. Yup! Has nothing to do with the anti-Semitism the Left has practiced since there was a thing as the political Left.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/19/2018 1:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Jewish Democratic leaders deny a broader trend.

FIFY. Socialist first, all others just adjunct adjectives.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2018 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  The world was supposed to erupt in war when we moved our embassy to Jerusalem.

I must've missed that?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Silly Question that. An ex-acquaintance (ex-friend as well, mores the pity) told me that he was a Atheist Socialist Jew and felt that Jerry Falwell, who had already been dead for years!, was an existential threat unlike Jihadists who would slaughter him just because he was a Jew.
Posted by: magpie || 08/19/2018 11:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Progressive US Jews....?

I suppose there could be an exception or two.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 11:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Did they wonder if it was a wave or a ripple in Germany 1939? In the Warsaw ghetto?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:27 Comments || Top||

#8  If you keep ordering the shit sandwich, don't be surprised when you have to eat shit.

#1 Ron Halper's theory that the majority of Dem's are pro Israel may be true for the rank and file but the activists are different - further left and more anti Israel

Actually,younger Dems are becoming increasingly anti- Israel as they become increasingly vibrant.
Posted by: charger || 08/19/2018 12:53 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 - Somewhere down the road it leaves some of us in the uncomfortable position of having to say "We tries to warn you, but you wouldn't listen..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Let's put up a few billion for 'P-Retirement zones' for old dems, and 'P-Economic zones' for young ones. Move a few million to Palestine. My hunch is things would get very quiet.
Posted by: Beau || 08/19/2018 13:34 Comments || Top||

#11 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||

#12  Guess maybe Progressive US Jews Americans should get out and vote.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/19/2018 17:13 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Al Sharpton Messes Up Spelling of Legendary Aretha Franklin Song: ‘R-E-S-P-I-C-T'
MSNBC's "Politics Nation" host Rev. Al Sharpton called on President Donald Trump to be respectful in his rhetoric toward women but inadvertently misquoted legendary singer Aretha Franklin's most famous lyric.

Sharpton was addressing Trump's insults toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant who wrote a new tell-all book criticizing him. Trump called Newman a "dog," a favorite insult of his that Sharpton called an "animalistic slur."

"I think you might've learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal," Sharpton said.

Sharpton concluded his comments with a reference to Franklin's 1967 hit "Respect," in which the singer spelled the word out. Sharpton and Franklin, who died last week at the age of 76, were close friends.

"So in the words of my late friend Aretha Franklin, show some R-E-S-P-I-C-T, and the next time you get a black woman and a beagle confused, remember this: I got you," Sharpton said.

In the song, Franklin did not spell it that way.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 11:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Resist we much!"
Posted by: Raj || 08/19/2018 12:12 Comments || Top||

#2  I've often felt that the death penalty should be renamed "Respect." Then, when a judge askes a defendant at sentencing, "Tell me again why you shot him?" the defendant could, predictably say "He din' show me no respet."

Then the judge could say, "Your lucky day. I sentence you to Respect. Bailiff..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Carved in tasteful script on the headboard of the electric chair or daintily embroidered on the gurney pillow..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh, and the gallows could be "Attention", and the guillotine "What's Coming to You".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/19/2018 12:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Did he spell "SPIC"?

I distinctly saw him spell "SPIC"
Posted by: charger || 08/19/2018 12:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Pandering to his base.
Posted by: mossomo || 08/19/2018 17:19 Comments || Top||


California Demands Trump, Congress Apologize to Illegal Aliens
[Breitbart] California state legislators passed a resolution Thursday calling on Congress to formally apologize, and for President Donald Trump to join them in acknowledging wrongdoing in separating illegal alien family units at the border.

State Senators Kevin de León, Richard Pan, and Scott Wiener authored the joint resolution that was scheduled for debate, and passed on Thursday. KPBS reported just three legislators opposed ‐ Joel Anderson, Mike Morrell, and Jim Nielsen ‐ while 29 approved it, and eight didn’t vote.

The California Senate resolution calls on Congress to specifically apologize to the children separated from the adult foreign nationals who illegally brought them across the U.S. border. It also petitions Congress and President Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing in separating illegal alien adults and children.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 04:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes, about those millions of dollars in 'Federal' funds and military personnel to assist your wild fire fight efforts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/19/2018 4:57 Comments || Top||

#2  As with hemorrhoids. They let you know they are there. Obama needs to step up. He started this and take credit. Where's the big mouth when you need him.

I gauge the future of a future aspiring Democrat by how big their mouth is.
Posted by: Dale || 08/19/2018 7:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Anderson is my State 'critter
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 8:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Any state that abets the introduction of these leeches into the US should have to apologize to the American taxpayer every day. Since the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem give them hives, let's add a "lefty losers apologize to the American taxpayer" moment to the opening of all public activities.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 9:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Paul Ryan is on it!
Posted by: charger || 08/19/2018 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  In other words, these people are on record as strongly supporting jailing innocent children in adult prisons -- exposing them to sexual abuse and worse -- something rights organizations have long castigated Third World countries for doing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 14:08 Comments || Top||

#7  In other words, these people are on record as strongly supporting jailing innocent children in adult prisons -- exposing them to sexual abuse and worse...

No. They want to make California Mexico again.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/19/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||



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