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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Politico Reports Chelsea Clinton and Ghislaine Maxwell Were Such “Close Friends” They Actually Vacationed Together
[based on Politico article]
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Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2020 01:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Chelsea has a role in this mess? *squick*
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2020 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Ghislaine Maxwell didn't kill herself.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 1:57 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 Ghislaine Maxwell didn't kill herself.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2020-07-13 01:57


...Yet.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/13/2020 5:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Vegas taking bets?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  'some girl in the neighborhood'
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/13/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||

#6  I had her suiciding at 21 days after her arrest... so July 24th is my date.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  How twisted that Chelsea pals around with her Dad's madam.
Posted by: warthogswife || 07/13/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ She could play dolls with his girlfriends
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#9  She could play dolls with his girlfriends

That is Snark of the Day! You can all go home now.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#10  Frank, as usual, is on top of his game.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Points at the fence, hits the grand slam.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#12 

"#8 ^ She could play dolls with his girlfriends"

That's probably just right for her intellectual level, too...

Posted by: Dave D. || 07/13/2020 18:15 Comments || Top||

#13  *Blushes*
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ That was an all-timer, Frank. You set a new bar for snark.
Posted by: Matt || 07/13/2020 18:30 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Defeat the radical St. Louis prosecutor, support Mary Pat Carl.
PowerLine via Instapundit
Kimberly Gardner is the St. Louis prosecutor who caused a warrant to be served on the McCloskeys, the couple that brandished, but did not fire, guns when a mob broke into their property and threatened them. Gardner has threatened to prosecute the McCloskeys for violent assault.

Gardner’s record as St. Louis Circuit Attorney is abysmal. I’m told that her conviction rate is only around 20 percent in cases tried to verdict. That’s an astoundingly low success rate given all of the advantages prosecutors have.

But Gardner operates with a handicap. Competent prosecutors don’t want to work for her.

Her office has experienced a more than 100 percent turnover in staff since she took office in 2017.
An impressive statistic...
More than 65 attorneys with a combined experience of over 460 years in prosecutorial experience have departed during this three-and-half year period. Even some of the attorneys she hand picked have since quit.
Goodness. At least she is consistent.
Gardner seems eager to prosecute a white couple for displaying firearms to deter a mob that terrorized them. Unfortunately, her enthusiasm for prosecution did not extend to rioters who terrorized St. Louis. Reportedly, she had all 36 of those arrested during the recent St. Louis riots released.

Fortunately, Gardner faces a serious challenger in next month’s Democratic primary. That challenger is Mary Pat Carl.

Carl served in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office for 14 years. She was its lead prosecutor in homicide cases. She worked thousands of cases and, unlike Gardner, had a record of success.

Currently, Carl is a partner in a major St. Louis law firm. Mark Arnold, our friend and a longtime Power Line reader, is also a partner there. He strongly backs Carl in this race.

Carl does not share all of my views on criminal law. If she did, she would stand no chance of winning the Democratic primary, which, for St. Louis, is the only game in town. Instead, Carl is like the Northern Virginia Democratic competent and conscientious incumbent prosecutors we backed against Soros-funded radicals.

Like those prosecutors, Carl’s positions are sensible. She wants to mend fences with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. "I think you can hold the police accountable, without going to war with the police," she says.

Carl also wants to build up the prosecutors’ office. Under Gardner, it is down to around 20 attorneys. She wants to return it to around 50.

Most importantly, Carl understands that the job of the St. Louis prosecutor is to promote community safety in St. Louis. Indeed, that’s the message at the top of her campaign website.

Kim Gardner isn’t promoting community safety, she is undermining it. Undermining it by releasing rioters, by losing a shocking percentage of her cases, and by persecuting the McCloskeys for scaring away those who threatened to harm them. On top of everything else, Gardner is crooked.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6542 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I know I don't post here as often as I once did, so maybe I shouldn't say anything, but........

Why in hell is there a link to Jeff Jarvis from a site like this one? Whatever good he had to say back in 2001, he is a stark raving toxic moonbat communist.

In his own way he's worse than Charles Johnson ever was.
Posted by: no mo uro || 07/13/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Broken clock - he's right on this
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Soros. 'Nuff said.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Why in hell is there a link to Jeff Jarvis from a site like this one?

Where?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Her office has experienced a more than 100 percent turnover in staff since she took office in 2017.

Too bad Trump didn't have 100% turnover of the Justice and State department staffs after taking office in 2017. Would've made a huge difference but it's never too late to clean house.
Posted by: jpal || 07/13/2020 16:03 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Wasn't there some Greek who was happy to find one (1) honest man?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 16:05 Comments || Top||

#7  This guy comes to mind. He eventually gave up and decided there weren't any.




Posted by: jpal || 07/13/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||

#8  (hope his statue doesn't get toppled because I posted it on here)
Posted by: jpal || 07/13/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

#9  ^😒
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

#10  Groan lonely old codgers and crones,
"Go diagnose this on yer phones!"
An obvious symptom
Of cynical gimpdom.
"Get off our Diogenous zones!"

Goes without saying that that's strictly autobiographical.
Posted by: Angusosing Munster8609 || 07/13/2020 20:24 Comments || Top||

#11  Nice.

This guy comes to mind. He eventually gave up and decided there weren't any.

Now, he did find a dog..
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/13/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


Name Change to re-virginize De Blasio.
[Wikipedia]


Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2020 01:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Tammy Duckworth bursts into VP contention
[POLITICO] Tammy Duckworth
...the Chinese-American child of a military family, she lost both legs when the helicopter she was in the right seat of in Iraq was shot down by jihadis, the first female double amputee of the second Iraq war. She then served in the Illinois National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel while working for the state and federal governments until she ran for Congress in 2012, where she has been ever since....
is no longer an afterthought in the Democratic veepstakes.

The Illinois senator and Purple Heart recipient has landed squarely in the conversation after a high-profile clash with Tucker Carlson last week and her advocacy against politicization of the military in the weeks prior.

The attention hasn't escaped Biden's vetting team. It has stepped up information-gathering on Duckworth recently, scrutinizing her legislative record and talking to her colleagues, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

A contingent of Duckworth-for-VP backers, including high-dollar donors and a politically active veterans group,
...which one? Odd that they don’t name it...
has intensified efforts on her behalf in the past two weeks, pushing her as the best choice for Biden’s running mate.

"I’ve been working my rear end off, trying to get Joe to look at her favorably," Joe Cotchett, a longtime friend of Biden’s and prominent West Coast Biden bundler, told POLITICO. Cotchett said Duckworth’s no-nonsense response to Carlson has further elevated her prospects.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Commie Vets for Ducky, of course.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/13/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  She's easily as qualified as Grampy Badfinger.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/13/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes she is. They can run her on the slogan "She's done less as a senator in a shorter time than Joe!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Re: #1 - Has she sewn up the coveted Rapone endorsement?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Hah. I had to look that bastid up. Good one.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/13/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Tammy as VP for Weird Joe? She might be chosen. She has been making weird noises these days; that's in keeping with JoeyB.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, she does have the CV item of straightening out the VA so Mr. Trump could take credit for it. /s
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/13/2020 16:14 Comments || Top||


W. Virginia mail carrier admits to attempted election fraud, changing political affiliation on mail-in ballots
[BIZPACREVIEW] A mail carrier in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to election fraud after admitting he altered requests for absentee voter ballots.

The 47-year-old postal carrier, Thomas Cooper, is facing prison after being charged in May for reportedly changing the political affiliation on several mail-in ballots. He pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of "Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election" and one count of "Injury to the Mail," according to the Department of Justice.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought voter fraud was impossible! Because reasons.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/13/2020 13:54 Comments || Top||


Judge approves petition to recall Seattle mayor
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] What'dja expect in a Summer of Love?
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Summer of bull sh!t more like it.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/13/2020 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Should recall the entire city counsel while they're at it.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/13/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  She failed at her very basic task of protecting her people. SO on a note about the political class. The local politicians ALWAYS surrenders to the attacking forces. If you look at this as an attack on America, not as a simple riot, then it only goes to play out as mayors and the politicos fold. I cant find many time in history when the locals did not fold and embrace the enemy. Now this mayor has to face the facts of her cowardice and collusion. She will forever live in the shame of what she did.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/13/2020 11:06 Comments || Top||

#4  So, she talk to the microphone without a mask. Do they sterilize it between users?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Can she be sued for the damages on her watch?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#6  there is no shame amongst the liberal politicians in WA state, or WA DC for that matter
Posted by: 746 || 07/13/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I cant find many time in history when the locals did not fold and embrace the enemy.

Alamo.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||


Russia Collusion Proven!
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ROFLMAO! :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 07/13/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm beginning to understand why Trump likes him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||


I’m introducing legislation to make local govt liable to private property owners if officials deliberately withhold police protection
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] You go, guy!
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The officials won't care - they aren't paying the taxpayers are. Make them personally responsible for a good chunk of the damage.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  The usual way to manage such liability is to make potential office holder purchase a bond or insurance against the possible bad outcome. It will, by the nature of the size of the potential losses, be very expensive and contingent on their signing an agreement to take all available and necessary measures to prevent the loss.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll settle for - if you allow the barbarians to burn or loot a person's home or business, all property taxes are suspended till its rebuilt or restocked.

That'll leave a mark.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ And it cuts out the middle man. I like it!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

#5  How about that this legislation also target the specific sitting mayor of the city and the governor of the state responsible for the mess?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Can't the pols be put in jail for misfeasance?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 13:13 Comments || Top||

#7  If we're doing the French Revolution again, can we skip to the part where all the current revolutionaries are killed and we get an Emperor who invades our largest neighbor? I'm sure Canada would appreciate the attention.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/13/2020 13:57 Comments || Top||

#8  It won’t pass in the Democrat-controlled House, so what good is it?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||


Why can’t we paint “Make America Great Again” on the street in front of DeBlasio’s house?
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] You can use my Home Depot credit card to buy the paint.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fred is buying the paint, I'll paint it if someone gets me to new york
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Because MAGA is hate speech.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/13/2020 0:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Those blue lives dudes would arrest you at the behest of DuhBlahzero.
Posted by: charger || 07/13/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Those blue lives dudes would arrest you at the behest of DuhBlahzero.

Which is why you need to stage a distraction to draw off security and buy some time.

Also, it would help to automate the painting process as much as possible. Consider, if you will, a car with a dozen computer-controlled paint nozzles arranged crosswise underneath the car. Now you have a "dot matrix printer" that can create text and images simply by driving down the street.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2020 1:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Steve - it would need to be a 70s or earlier car with no computers in it and no air-pressure transducers in the tires. Also no cellphones or net enabled anything and mud on a license plate with no RFID in the date tag.

Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||

#6  People, some consideration for our host.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 2:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Judicial Watch has file a lawsuit to do exactly that in Washington DC in response to the PC vandalism of the street near the White House.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Should have a nice "Blue Lives Matter" tribute to fallen police officers while Blasio was mayor that can be seen everyday.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#9  At the least, we ought to be able to paint "Make New York City Great Again."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||


Government
NYS Nurses Association calls for independent investigation after State nursing home report
h/t Instapundit
[06 News] - On July 6th, the State Department of Health released a report, that found the spread of coronavirus in New York nursing homes was a result of infected staff members, not a controversial March policy enacted by the governor's desk.
"We investigated ourselves and thoroughly cleared ourselves of any wrong-doing, bad judgement or wrongthink. We are therefore giving ourselves promotions and raises"
In response to the findings of the report, the New York State Nurses Associations released a statement, which reads in part:

"This statement does not reflect the experiences of frontline nurses of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) who throughout were pointing at critical shortages of personal protective equipment and calling for widespread testing in order to guide New York’s response to the virus since the onset of this pandemic."

The statement continues, recapping NYSNA's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, before calling for an independent investigation of the practices within nursing homes:

"New Yorkers deserve a full accounting of what happened over the past four months, and the NYSDOH nursing home report, unfortunately, does not move us forward. The need is plain for a comprehensive, independent review of nursing home practices, the role of for-profit operators, and NYSDOH oversight."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Think anything will come of it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ A "White Paper" surrounded by a lot of whitewash footprints on the carpet?
Posted by: magpie || 07/13/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||



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