Hi there, ! Sunday October 20th, 2019 

Lindsey Graham reverses Syria
stance, says Trump's policy could succeed
Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed
Kurds, German supporters rally
in resistance to Turkish offensive in Syria
Iraqi pilgrims protest corruption during Arbaeen march
Internet shutdown fuels occupied
Kashmir fake news battle in South Asia
Syrian Army beats back Turkish
forces near strategic border city

Top Posted by g(r)omgoru 10/20/2019  13:14 3 Comments 122 words Link to article
[JPost]-Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move US troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed "historic solutions" were possible.
CinC Graham forgot his place and priorities
In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained.

"I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us for years if we play our cards right," Graham said.

#1: Good boy. Much better.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:52 ||Top

#2: He does have to face us Trumpophile SC voters next year.
Posted by: Tom|| 2019-10-20 16:21 ||Top

#3: Media darling wannabe who cares what he thinks?
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 18:33 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  12:35 7 Comments 669 words Link to article
If you like numbers, dear Reader, this is the article for you.
[EpochTimes] More than one in five people who registered for President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
’s "Keep America Great" campaign rally in Dallas, Texas, were Democrats, according to Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale.

Parscale, whose forte is data analysis, has posted breakdowns of data collected from the registrations from the past several rallies.

"Incredible data from last night’s Dallas rally," he wrote in an Oct. 18 tweet.

The data revealed that nearly 54,000 voters signed up for the event, with nearly one in eight (12 percent) who didn’t vote in the last four elections and more than one in five (21.4 percent) who identified as Democrats. Eleven percent of the registrants are Hispanic.

"These are winning numbers that will help win #FourMoreYears for @realDonaldTrump!" Parscale wrote. "We continue to outperform 2016."

Trump carried the state of Texas in 2016 with nearly 4.7 million votes compared to the less than 3.9 million garnered by his Democrat opponent, former Secretary of State Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
Trump rallies are the most tangible demonstration of support for the president. The American Airlines Center was filled to capacity (some 20,000 people) with tens of thousands more gathered outside to watch the rally on a large screen. People had been lining up more than 24 hours before the rally started, campaign’s spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany documented in a video posted on Twitter on Oct. 16.

"This rally is amazing. Like, I have never seen anything like this before," comedian Terrence Williams told Right Side Broadcasting Network.

Williams has been a bit of celebrity among Trump supporters for voicing conservative views on his Youtube channel, often eating fried chicken or slurping soda while offering humorous political or social commentary. This was the first time for him to attend a Trump rally.

"I mean, the energy is unbelievable," he said. "Everybody is friendly.

"I was told that people at the Trump rallies are dangerous but I’ve been getting hugs all day. So the media have been lying. This is awesome."

The relatively high percentage of Democrats among those signing up for the rally seem to be a continuation of a trend.

Parscale first started to post highlights from the registration data after the Sept. 16 rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Clinton won the state by a more than 8-percent margin in 2016.

"@realDonaldTrump rally in NM was a data gold mine," he commented on Twitter.

Of the 45,000 who registered, 94 percent were from within the state and 78 percent were matched to voter file.

More than one in five voted in one or none of the last four elections and 40 percent were Hispanic, the data showed. Nearly one in three were Democrats.

A similar breakdown was posted by Parscale after the Oct. 10 rally in Minneapolis.

Over 42,000 voters were identified in the data of whom 13 percent voted in none or one of the last four elections. Also, 30 percent were Democrats.

"This is a massive amount of data that will help our models improve to win Minnesota!" Parscale said.

Clinton won Minnesota by less than 45,000 votes.

#1: Interesting numbers. First suspicion would be a large scale false flag op. But that seems unlikely given we haven't seen any unusual disruption at Trump rallies.

The other explanation is people are getting tired of the Democrats for all the reasons that gave us Trump in the first place. Something overlooked in the last election was that in h8ter racist states like Michigan, the only way Trump could have won was if previous Obama voters went with Trump. Are we seeing the start of a preference cascade?
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 12:56 ||Top

#2: Canary, coal mine...?
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:53 ||Top

#3: Perhaps we should thank AOC, Omar, and Tlaib? Maybe Bernie too. Toss in Beto and his overt dictatorial gun grabbing threats as well.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566|| 2019-10-20 15:32 ||Top

#4: It's Texas.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2019-10-20 17:11 ||Top

#5: Skid, we had a far-too-close call with a ‘Sen. Beto’ last year...
Posted by: Glenmore || 2019-10-20 18:35 ||Top

#6: Texas

Check the final section of the article, Skidmark.

Sept. 16 Rio Rancho, New Mexico: 20% had not voted in recent elections, nearly 1/3rd registered Democrats

Oct. 10 Minneapolis, Minnesota: 13 percent had not voted recently, 30% Democrats
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 19:33 ||Top

#7: Try to imagine the show on the other foot.
Has there been a Warren rally where 30% of the attendees were registered Republicans?
Didn't think so.

The polls are BS. Trump's real support is higher than 50% of registered voters.
Posted by: Enver Cruting2858|| 2019-10-20 19:38 ||Top

Top Posted by g(r)omgoru 10/20/2019  11:59 9 Comments 151 words Link to article
h/t Instapundit
[Reuters] - Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has "utterly failed," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp.

Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.
KEY WORDS: "without integrating"
"This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed," Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin.

Merkel faces pressure from within her CDU to take a tougher line on immigrants who don’t show a willingness to adapt to German society and her comments appeared intended to pacify her critics.
More Kabuki?

#1: From the headline, I was kinda sorta expecting The Bee.

A surprising thing for Merkel to say, but she is correct. Trying to make a multicultural society by force and fiat instead of growing it organically has been a huge disruptive failure.

The trick now will be to move to a more stable point in the societal state space. The current situation doesn't seem to be a happy one.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 12:39 ||Top

#2: what the hell made her think this would work? These ppl can't get along where they are from and you thought they would get along with you.
Posted by: chris|| 2019-10-20 12:55 ||Top

#3: the Germans have excelled at "Utterly Failing" ever since 1914.
Posted by: 746|| 2019-10-20 13:39 ||Top

#4: "Maybe if I were to be uhh... re-elected in 2021... err ?"

"Ach... Nein !!"

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 16:04 ||Top

#5: Which is, perhaps, why her party had its worst showing since 1949 in the last elections.
Posted by: Tom|| 2019-10-20 16:20 ||Top

#6: seems like the Master of the Obvious pic should be getting a workout here......
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 20:42 ||Top

#7: She blames the Germans, and as recompense to the Muslims they failed is going to grant Germany to Erdogan.
Posted by: Rob Crawford|| 2019-10-20 20:59 ||Top

#8: What she says and what she does are completely different things.
Posted by: Spanky Whuter1088|| 2019-10-20 21:21 ||Top

#9: Note the date: OCTOBER 16, 2010 / 7:32 PM / 9 YEARS AGO
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 23:36 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  06:11 3 Comments 204 words Link to article
[Victory Girls] It is the Oregon school shooting that wasn’t. While the survelliance video is from last May, it has just been released to the public, and is now getting national attention.

The reason it didn’t make national headlines back in May is because no one was killed or injured, thanks to the heroic actions of Parkrose High School coach Keanon Lowe.
Extraordinary security video from Parkrose High School released Friday by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, showed the day last May when Parkrose High School student Angel Granados-Diaz brought a shotgun to school with the intent to kill himself."

Lowe, the school’s security guard and football coach, was hailed as a hero for his actions that day. He disarmed the student, who was suffering from a mental health crisis, and took him into his arms."

The video captured those emotional moments in one of the school’s hallways: Lowe hugs, consoles and talks with Granados-Diaz before police officers, with their guns drawn, arrive to take the teenager into custody."

The video, while not of the best quality, is breathtaking. Watching it, you know that this ending could have been so, so different without Lowe’s intervention.

#1: In dramatic life and death situations African Americans are sometimes the best at diffusing the situation.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454|| 2019-10-20 10:23 ||Top

#2: Balls have no color.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2019-10-20 17:11 ||Top

#3: Brass
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 18:35 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  05:55 6 Comments 329 words Link to article
Make no mistake, it's your LAND they want.
[Canadian Free Press] "The protest once again underscores how punitive restrictions, bureaucracy and taxes related to climate change hysteria are impacting working class and lower middle class people.

"Middle and upper class Extinction Rebellion demonstrators have been clogging major cities for over a week demanding more of the very thing farmers in the Netherlands have been protesting against."

Then as Jack Phillips points out, there’s the "death of New Zealand Farming and private property by edict of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern coming down the pike.

"We should all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home, says Jack. "But most of us realize that humans in general, are not always the best stewards. We can be wasteful of our natural resources and have on occasion reduced biodiversity.

"Therefore, when we read about groups and organizations calling for a"Green Revolution", and a new relationship between humanity and nature it is easy to engage some agreement with their ideas. However, the motive of "Sustainable Development" that is permeating our society is not about protecting the environment. Influential leaders and willing dupes are using good citizens concerns about future stewarding of resources to legislate "Government Control" of all lands, water, and human production.

"...The Communist Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, was flying to New Zealand with a Climate Change delegation to have behind the scenes secret meetings with Prime Minister Ardern ‐ and participate in a YouTube Livestream event held at Auckland University this afternoon 4.45-6 pm, 8 October 2019 ‐ organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington (where the NZ branch of the Fabian Society is located) called Prime Ministers in Conversation: Climate Change in Transition livestream. Here is the recording:

Pr. Ministers in Conversation: Climate Change in Transition:

“First it is voluntary, then it is mandatory - There is no moderate Socialism”

#1: You know, the greatest problem with modern agriculture is it enables an urban population.
Posted by: Classer|| 2019-10-20 06:43 ||Top

#2: ..and they're working hard to solve that one.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:07 ||Top

#3: If you introduced a bill that anyone who lives in an area above a certain population density must practice breathairianism it would probably pass.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 07:17 ||Top

#4: It's all about top-down control. They don't want you making any choices but the ones on a pre-approved list. Private property is an idea whose time has passed. You will serve the government and if you don't robo-soldiers will open fire. To heck with unreliable human soldiers - they are the cause of most coups.
Posted by: Herb McCoy|| 2019-10-20 07:41 ||Top

#5: Robo soldiers are going to be fun to disable and then scavenge for parts. Privately owned daleks, anyone?
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 08:21 ||Top

#6: People can control the earth's climate = the ultimate leftist group mental illness.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454|| 2019-10-20 14:23 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  05:39 16 Comments 185 words Link to article
[PJ] Not to be outdone by Cory Booker's "women are people" moment in the last debate, Beto O'Rourke decided to virtue signal his pro-woman accolades on Saturday by tweeting that "women across America don’t have access to the period products they need," and since it is #NationalPeriodDay (who knew that was a thing?), that "men need to join women in demanding real change." Beto wants "real change" and identifies as a man for the moment (at least until he needs a Hail Mary for his campaign) and he's announced his support for the Menstrual Equity Act.

And yes, it appears that the Menstrual Equity Act is a real thing. H.R. 1882, otherwise known as the Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2019. Apparently Beto thinks women across America have never heard of a pharmacy. Oh but wait, this absurd legislation isn't just for women! According to GovTrack, this legislation will "increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for individuals with limited access, and for other purposes."

#1: Beto wants "real change" and identifies as a man for the a moment.
Posted by: Classer|| 2019-10-20 06:50 ||Top

#2: But will there be a three day waiting period?
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 07:12 ||Top

#3: Shouldn't he start on the bipartisan issue (male and female alike) for bogroll?

I mean there must be a shortage of arsewipes?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 07:57 ||Top

#4: I have a theory about Beto.
He married a heiress - envisioning a life of ease & luxury. But wife's family pushes him into politics - to increase family's fortune. So this is his version of work-to-rule.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 08:03 ||Top

#5: Not The Bee? Damn.
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 08:06 ||Top

#6: ? Uh? He wants one?
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:45 ||Top

#7: Shitshow, Part 142
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:34 ||Top

#8: Tampons for bullet holes, now cheaper than ever. For those living in the inner city or California, this would be a major cost savings. Surely they'll be singing about this on YouTube the way a previous generation sang about presidential help with mortgages and heating bills, or whatever it was that electing Barack Obama to the presidency would get them.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 12:45 ||Top

#9: TW beat me to the bullet hole thingy.

I thought it was the Bee too. These people... they're either really stupid or so egoistic they think the public is dumber.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:28 ||Top

#10: TW beat me to the bullet hole thingy.

Not from personal experience, Dron66046, but it has been discussed here along with other useful makeshifts.

Here is one you might find useful, from 2007:

Instead of Gatorade
In the Sonora Desert in summer, with water consumption about 5 gallons per man per day, we got into the habit of carrying around ampules with a mix of 1 teaspoon each of sugar, salt and baking soda.

When added to 1 quart or canteen of water, it would instantly absorb through the stomach, while keeping your blood salts balanced, though it tasted like crap.

Trailing daughter #2 took a supply of this mixture with her on a 500 mile bicycle trip she made with her Baha’i youth group (long story, but she was one of the founding members, along with a friend who was a member of the faith). She was the only one who didn’t get heat exhaustion along the way.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 19:45 ||Top

#11: Perhaps it’s that Republicans are Nazis, unwanted Democrats are Russian tools.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 19:56 ||Top

#12: I was a Tang™️ boy myself.

Hmmm... Bahaí Bab kissers, eh ? My sympathies for the hard times she musta given you.☺ Pesky teens.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 20:04 ||Top

#13: She was a wonderful teen. The other kids considered her their Wise Jewess, and consulted her opinion on everything. Td #2 used to tell me their discussions, and then we’d talk about the Jewish perspective on the subject. She looked up the Baha’i group at her university but was severely disappointed at how close-minded they were, unlike the group of friends she had clearly influenced for the better.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 21:28 ||Top

#14: Well, God bless your little wise Jewess.

I found the Baha'is abjectly dumb. Like hindus.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 21:46 ||Top

#15: Ours in America are sweetly earnest and ignorant as pigs in mud about the religions they claim to be the endpoint of. Td#2 found herself frequently pointing out that the latest thing they claimed to have invented we Jews had been doing for 3,000+ years. But Baha’i is a 150 year old Muslim heresy from the depths of Iran, so it’s understandable the darlings haven’t got a clue. On the other hand, they have no drive to jihad, so that’s a nice change.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 22:13 ||Top

#16: Yes. That, and their initiative in reforming what they could of islam, by introducing equality of the sexes and and opposing genital mutilation of women. They were too effete for the hair-on-your-chest islam of the common sasquatch though. Maybe we should give them an option, our muslims. 'You can become Bahaúllah sect muslims, we have no problem.'
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 22:31 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  05:19 8 Comments 147 words Link to article
[Daily Caller] If you play stupid games, you’re going to win stupid prizes. That’s just about the best way to sum up what happened here.
WARNING 49 Pan reports a virus attached to video
If you pull a gun on the police, you’re just asking to get shot. That’s the way it works. They want to go home at the end of the night just like everybody else.

They’re not in the business of negotiating when they think bullets are going to start flying.

Thankfully, Allison never even got a shot off, it was cleared as a clean shooting and the two police officers came home safely.

At the end of the day, that’s all you can ask for sometimes.
No, Mr. Allison did not survive his injuries.

#1: Thankfully Mr. Allison did not get a two handed grip on his firearm as his left hand was used to hold his pants up.
Posted by: Pheresing Gloque4764|| 2019-10-20 07:00 ||Top

#2: As Dave Robichaux and Clete Purcell would say, "He called the play."
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 07:00 ||Top

#3: ...the two police officers came home safely.

They very much prefer that ending. That is why, as bubbly politicians talk about confiscating hundreds of thousands of variants of firearms, the local cops are not going to do it. Oh, and good luck getting the National Guard to do it. Most of them have those firearms in their homes as well.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:18 ||Top

#4: With a name like Detravian, he was pretty much destined to get shot, one way or another.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 13:00 ||Top

#5: #4 - yeah, and that was a step up. His Christian name was Depravian
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:51 ||Top

#6: Very graphic ? Very satisfying.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 16:22 ||Top

Posted by: 49 Pan|| 2019-10-20 16:40 ||Top

#8: Here's a clean one. Fair, clean shoot. Although he did let the perp's arm come level first, that's never wise. Very nice. Belligerent Lives Don't Matter, but they try to save it anyway. Salute.

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 18:33 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  05:13 0 Comments 2460 words Link to article
[Babylon Bee] WASHINGTON, D.C.‐According to sources at a DC-area Costco, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked to leave Costco again after repeatedly accusing a lady handing out food samples of being a Russian asset.

It wasn't clear how Clinton had ended up in the Costco, as she usually has her servants' servants go to the market for her. Some suggested she wanted to disguise herself and go be among her subjects to see how the other 99% lives.

Whatever the case, the sample lady had apparently offered the failed presidential candidate a small paper cup of orange juice and told her the packs were on sale for $9.49 when the incident occurred.

"Orange... orange like Trump!" Clinton screamed suddenly, frightening the poor food demonstration worker. "You're in league with him, aren't you!?" The failed presidential candidate lunged across the cart and attempted to pull off her face mask, certain the lady was actually Vladimir Putin in a skin suit.

When that failed and the woman shooed her off with a plastic glove, Clinton turned for help and began screaming, "Security! Margaret in the frozen foods aisle is a Russian asset! Help, help, our elections are being meddled with!"

Guards arrived but relaxed when they saw it was just Hillary Clinton. "OK, lady, let's go," they said, grabbing her by each arm.

"Thank goodness you're here!" Clinton cried. "Arrest that woman! Can't someone help me out!?"

"Oh yeah, sure, lady, we'll help you out," the guards said, snickering as they dragged her toward the front door.

According to sources at the Costco, this is the third time this has happened this week.

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  04:51 15 Comments 255 words Link to article
[Red State] The state of California continues its steep decline into anarchy as one if its main power companies, PG&E recently instituted blackouts affecting millions of residents. The company had been found libel for the destructive Paradise fires after an investigation concluded the fires had been caused by sparks from their above ground wires as they were battered around by severe wind events.
"has been found libel"?
Possibly he misspelt labile...
The lines should have long ago been put underground, but that wasn’t the extent of PG&E’s malfeasance. It has since come to light that executives have been kicking the maintenance can down the road for decades. There have been few upgrades and few routine maintenance checks for nearly 60 years while the company’s executives pocket huge pay-raises and profits. PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January after incurring $30 billion in libel costs. Over 100 people died in the 2017 and 2018 fires caused by their power lines.

Even after the blackouts incensed millions of Californians and became ridiculed in memes from across the country, the power behemoth is defending their move and now The Wall Street Journal reports that PG&E executives believe the "safety" blackouts could continue for much longer than expected.

#1: Rename California "Greta Thunberg Land"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 05:07 ||Top

#2: Gavin Newsom needs a shout out too. How about the Greta-Gavin Socialist Republic of Mexifornia?
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 05:21 ||Top

#3: Get woke go broke
Go Marxist Get Shortages.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 06:50 ||Top

#4: If the socialists were in charge of the Sahara, there would be a shortage of sand.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:06 ||Top

#5: Followed by executions of saboteurs/kulaks who caused the shortage.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 07:57 ||Top

#6: How do things go bad? Slowly at first, then, all at once.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936|| 2019-10-20 07:58 ||Top

#7: These people could fuck up a cup of coffee.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:35 ||Top

#8: Additional red flag warnings due later this week in CA
Posted by: Rex Mundi|| 2019-10-20 10:02 ||Top

#9: Shitshow, Part 141
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:14 ||Top

#10: Authorities are going to continue the blackouts until everyone in California believes that "Climate Change" is the cause of everything bad.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 14:39 ||Top

#11: The company had been found libel liable. ( most likely )

That's 20,000 vibrators not working for weeks now. Maybe they'll realize the value of men, those wimmin there.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:24 ||Top

#12: KEK
Posted by: newc|| 2019-10-20 15:33 ||Top

#13: ^newc's linked pic -

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:44 ||Top

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310|| 2019-10-20 20:42 ||Top

#15: This is just to get them used to it, later the blackouts will be for the Earth.
Posted by: ruprecht|| 2019-10-20 23:15 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  04:37 21 Comments 248 words Link to article
[The Hill] Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) knocked Hillary Clinton for suggesting that 2020 Democratic hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) was being groomed by Russia to run as a third-party candidate, arguing the attack only helps President Trump's reelection efforts.

"The thing we know for sure is that Hillary Clinton is a Donald Trump asset," Amash, a vocal Trump critic, tweeted late Friday. "Hillary does ‐ and did ‐ drive many people into the arms of Donald Trump. Her attack on Tulsi does likewise."

Clinton on Friday warned during a podcast interview that Russia was poised to meddle in the next U.S. presidential election through online disinformation efforts, and she said Moscow could attempt to sow chaos by encouraging a third-party candidate.

"She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far," Clinton said in an apparent reference to Gabbard, who has faced unfounded speculation that her campaign is being amplified by bots and online trolls.

Gabbard later Friday unleashed an attack on the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, calling her the "queen of warmongers" and the "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party."

"From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know ‐ it was always you," she said, challenging Clinton to join the primary instead of "cowardly hid[ing] behind your proxies."

#1: Post-election prediction:

Pompeo and Pence meet privately with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at St. Regis Princeville, HI. Asks Tulsi to consider French Ambassadorship or Deputy Secretary of State.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 04:48 ||Top

#2: Shows what Hillary is afraid of. A third-party candidate to split the Democrat vote.

The only third-party candidate is going to be Romney who will split the establishment GOP from the pro-America conservatives and put whoever the Democrats rig their primary for in office. Then it's back to eternal war.
Posted by: Herb McCoy|| 2019-10-20 07:39 ||Top

#3: Pfffft. Romney? Riiiigghht
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 08:22 ||Top

#4: 1) There are lots of things the Dems are doing to lose support - this is only one of them.

2) I'm with Frank G. on this one - there's no way Romney runs for President again, and there are a number of reasons why he won't. He already ran once and lost, so I don't see why anyone would want to make that effort a second time, and there's only a handful of people who've decided to abuse themselves multiple times on that campaign trail. Even if he was completely delusional, his advisers would be advising him 'you don't have a snowball's chance in hell' of beating an immensely popular President, and that's if he can even get on the ballot in all fifty (seven) states. It ain't happening.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:45 ||Top

#5: "an immensely popular President" at 42%.
My definition of "immensely popular" seems to differ.
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 08:49 ||Top

#6: Deli thumbs, EC; deli thumbs.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:55 ||Top

#7: I'm afraid I don't understand the remark?
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 08:58 ||Top

#8: US polls have consistently oversampled Democrats as long as I've been alive. With that in mind, that phrase was born from the occasional tendency for the guy at the deli counter to put his thumb on the scale so as to artificially increase the weight (and hence the price) of the deli meat one's buying.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 09:16 ||Top

#9: I don't worry about Romney running. I'm worried about Romney & other senate RINOs voting with Democrats on impeachment.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 09:19 ||Top

#10: Ah ok.
But 42% is the average of many different pollsters. You don't stay in business if you are wrong all the time.
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 09:27 ||Top

#11: I've seen 50% just a few weeks ago, but whatever...
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 09:45 ||Top

#12: Cell phones block calls from unfamiliar numbers. Todays technology that prevents pollsters from actually reaching many, many people. Therefore, 100% of polls are a lie and the people "conducting polls" know that but they hope you don't picked up on that fact yet.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454|| 2019-10-20 10:05 ||Top

#13: Personally, I'm of the opinion that running against Hilly is the only reason Trump is president; there's just so many people who won't vote for her inevitableness.
Posted by: ed in texas|| 2019-10-20 10:16 ||Top

#14: Pollsters stay in business for the same reason that investment fund managers stay in business: institutional inertia.

They both suck. The pollsters' predictions are shit; active fund managers underform indices and robo-advisors. They're only used because their clients are not aware of the alternatives.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:29 ||Top

#15: There was a 97% chance that Illary would win in 2016 and she'd sweep most states...

Those polls?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 11:53 ||Top

#16: Among many reasons that the polls suck: they're based entirely on individuals' stated responses to questions. Individuals lie. You get the wrong sample. Or the right individuals, who tell the truth as they see it today, but then change their opinions.

Or they tell you the truth, but they're opinions are based on underlying causal forces which you the pollster don't understand. So when those underlying causal factors shift, your poll data's predictive value goes to zero. Cf the real driver of voting behavior in the Trump-Brexit era, which is the colossal failure of globalism and the global elites to address the most basic need of the citizenry, which is that their citizenship MATTER.

Etc etc
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 12:22 ||Top

#17: European Conservative: do you not remember the poll numbers from the last election?
Posted by: chris|| 2019-10-20 13:13 ||Top

#18: There are polls and then there are polls. The ones that CBS and other MSM outlets use are designed to demoralize Republicans. The internal polls the DNC and Democrat candidates see explain why they are so worried about 2020.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 14:13 ||Top

#19: ...cause if you know you are going to be slaughtered in the election, you choose to stage a coup before hand.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 14:35 ||Top

#20: The people whose votes matter the most - in this country, that's a) low-turnout African-American voters and b) older white swing district voters - are the least likely to participate politically and make their voices heard.

And yet a small change in their turnout and their overall preference can quite literally sway a presidential election: the first group a) put Obama over the top in 2012, and the second group b) put Trump over the top in 2016.

In neither case did the pollsters predict these outcomes because both of these groups are notoriously difficult to reach.

Polls = shadows on the wall of the cave
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:46 ||Top

#21: Most polls are not honest attempts to capture a representive sampling of public opinion but instead an attempt at shaping public opinion.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 19:20 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  04:22 15 Comments 488 words Link to article
[Washington Examiner] Conflicting signals surround the classification review for the Justice Department inspector general's report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

A month after Inspector General Michael Horowitz completed his investigation, there are signs that the declassification process is taking longer than expected at the Justice Department and the FBI, and that has made some Trump allies nervous.

Last weekend, Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo announced that her sources were telling her it would be released Friday. But by Monday, Bartiromo updated her report, tweeting, "IG report NOT out this Friday 10/18. Classifications being made. Likely end of month."

Her colleague at Fox Business, Lou Dobbs, who has long complained of the moving "goal posts" for the release of the FISA report, was irritated by the delay. "We now are told by apparently reliable sources that it’s to be delayed. God knows why," he said on his show Wednesday.

Republican allies of President Trump are eager for the report's release as they believe it will show top Justice Department and FBI officials improperly targeted the Trump team by misleading the FISA court in using an unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele to obtain warrants to electronically monitor onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Some have even predicted that the four FISA warrants against Page were illegally obtained and have demanded accountability.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump noted that the release of the FISA report is "coming out soon" and will shed light on a "corrupt election." Trump said he believes the string of misconduct "goes right up" to his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

Democrats have dismissed the allegations of wrongdoing during the Trump-Russia investigation and are concerned that U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the early stages of the Russia investigation, being overseen by Attorney General William Barr, may be an effort to discredit the work of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Little is known about what the report will say, let alone what is going on behind the scenes at the Justice Department and the FBI. A DOJ official who spoke with Fox News disputed there being a tumultuous debate over redactions. "The FBI and the DOJ are working together smoothly on the declassification process," the official said.

But former Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News contributor, posited a more skeptical explanation for why there appears to have been a delay that may infuriate Trump's supporters.

"Evidently, there’s an intra-agency debate and really a food fight if you will about the classification issues," Chaffetz said on Sean Hannity's show on Monday. "Remember in the last report put out by Horowitz, there were only seven words or so that were redacted. The Democrats threw a fit that they couldn’t see the whole thing. This could have 10-20% of the report redacted."

#1: Actually, we all know why.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 04:26 ||Top

#2: We all know why?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 04:51 ||Top

#3: FISA abuse was all about spying on Trump by the Obama administration. They planted agents in his campaign ffs. And the CIA chief at the time is now a paid CNN contributor.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 04:56 ||Top

#4: Ref #3: Don't forget the black robed FISA fellow conspirators who were appointed by Soetoro.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 04:59 ||Top

#5: If it is EVER released, here is an unrelated example of what it may look like.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 05:11 ||Top

#6: and CNN is revealed to be a lying extreme left fake-news agency thanks to Project Veritas.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 06:55 ||Top

#7: They're left, not extreme left. Saying things like that just harms your already-good argument that CNN is fake news. It causes people to discard your argument.
Posted by: Herb McCoy|| 2019-10-20 07:42 ||Top

#8: If you're prepared to lie and censor to promote left wing opinions as facts; then I think that's pretty obviously extreme.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 07:54 ||Top

#9: Trump has the authority to order it released, NOW, no reductions.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936|| 2019-10-20 08:01 ||Top

#10: Extreme left is correct. We discard your arguments
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 08:03 ||Top

#11: "Fat Bob Javish1936"

and he doesn't, so I wonder if he's waiting for maximum effect.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 08:08 ||Top

#12: IG report should have been out months ago. It took longer, apparently, because of insistence that it cover matters other than the FISA review. This was, I think, a mistake as the FISA matter could have been completed and a second report begun on the other matters.

The IG has no authority to interview outside the DOJ and no authority to call grand jury etc. It will be the Durham review that really matters and Durham has only limited authority until the IG report is out.
Posted by: lord garth|| 2019-10-20 09:15 ||Top

#13: Bright Pebbles, I assume that he pretty much knows everything at this point, and, he has his game all planned out. It sure is frustrating though.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936|| 2019-10-20 10:10 ||Top

#14: The Dems are going to bitch whether regardless of how report is released; redacted or unredacted. Trump will be demonized either way.

I'd err on the side of transparency and release document minimally unredacted. Let the chips fall where they may. We have had too many phony panels, Congressional hearings behind closed doors, blue-chip commissions that have led to nothing but never-ending conspiracy theories (and maybe conspiracies), a distrust of government that continue for years. Put the evidence out there for the public to see. I doubt that these agencies such as the FBI, DOJ, DOS, and Intelligence agencies could be damaged more than they have by the actions of those in the last administration.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 14:13 ||Top

#15: The Dems are going to bitch regardless of how the report is released; redacted or unredacted. Trump will be demonized either way.

Sorry about that. My grammar and spell checker doesn't work so well sometimes. Stayed up too late watching Alabama--Tennessee grind it out. The game was closer than the score would indicate.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 14:17 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  04:19 1 Comments 126 words Link to article
[Washington Examiner] Hundreds of activists attended an NBA game between the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets wearing pro-Hong Kong shirts.

Film producer Andrew Duncan purchased 300 tickets to the Friday night game at New York City’s Barclays Center. Duncan provided the tickets to hundreds of activists willing to attend the game while wearing shirts that read, "Stand With Hong Kong."

The protesters also wore black masks that resembled the masks that activists in Hong Kong wear during protests to protect themselves from tear gas used by police.

Hong Kong politician and activist Nathan Law also attended the game. Law, 26, is a prominent pro-democracy advocate who was arrested and imprisoned for two months in 2017 by Chinese law enforcement for unlawful assembly. He was released on bail.

#1: The article didn't say, but I take it none of the protesters was ejected. I guess NBA brass realizes that would just be even more bad optics.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 06:53 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  04:09 7 Comments 62 words Link to article
....Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!

#1: It sucked all the oxygen out of the news cycle, which may have been the plan all along.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 06:29 ||Top

#2: See - laser pointer and cat.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:24 ||Top

#3: Hopefully Trump will stay silent during the other debates or say something and get the dems to denounce something the vast majority of the population supports.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 08:06 ||Top

#4: Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility,...

I like this guy. He fights.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 13:16 ||Top

#5: Dhims have done nothing but bitch and moan for the last 3 or more years. Reminds me of the following joke.

Alice went to the convent. She became Sister Agnes. In her first meeting with Mother Superior, Mother Superior explained to her that this order obeyed the vows of silence except that every five years, a nun could say only three words during a meeting with Mother Superior. Sister Agnes said she understood.

5 years went by and Sister Agnes was called in to review her progress and hear any complaints she might have.

“Well, Sister Agnes what do you have to say for yourself?”

Agnes: “Hard bed!”

Mother Superior: “We’ll see what we can do about that. We’ll get you a new mattress.”

Another 5 years go by and Sister Agnes is called in for a 5 year review. Mother Superior asks what she has to say and at time and reminds Agnes of her vow.

Mother Superior: “What do you have to say for yourself Sister Agnes?”

Sister Agnes: “Bad food!”

Mother Superior: “We’ll try to improve the menu. See you in 5 years.”

Another 5 years go by and the same ritual occurs. Mother Superior asks her to say no more than three words. “What do you have to say Sister Agnes?”

Sister Agnes: “I quit!”

Mother Superior: “You quit? Good riddance Sister Agnes, you’ve done nothing but bitch and moan for past 15 years!
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 13:45 ||Top

#6: I suspect, Trump didn't want to get into a pissing contest with Congress over the Foreign Emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution at this time. Maybe it should be tested in the SCOTUS at some point since so many of those who run for POTUS are millionaires and billionaires. They're the only ones who can afford to run.

How did so many in Congress and the WH get rich from extended stays in government? {Rhetorical question.)
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 14:33 ||Top

#7: Camp David will cost a fortune. Good move Trump.
Posted by: 49 pan|| 2019-10-20 16:27 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  03:00 0 Comments 102 words Link to article
[DW] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
's military incursion into northeast Syria is reverberating among Kurds in Germany and their supporters. Germany has the largest Kurdish diaspora in the world.

Tens of thousands of Kurds and people supporting them rallied across Germany on Saturday amid a crescendo of criticism against Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria.

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  02:49 1 Comments 186 words Link to article
[AlAhram] Thousands of Iraqis chanted anti-corruption slogans during the Shiite Arbaeen pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala Saturday, responding to firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
's call to keep up anti-government protests.

#1: "Throw out the these corrupt rascals and install *our* corrupt rascals!"

side note: I can't look at that pic of Tater without imagining a red laser dot on his forehead.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 13:08 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  02:49 1 Comments 627 words Link to article
[Dawn] THE latest message from Gay Paree is unmistakable. The tone of the Financial Action Task Force on the conclusion of its plenary indicates how seriously the world is taking Pakistain’s inability to meet global anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing standards.

These concerns were voiced in so many words by the FATF president when he noted: "Pakistain needs to do more [to fix the weaknesses in its anti-money laundering/combating financing for terrorism regime] and it needs to do it faster. Pakistain’s failure to fulfil the FATF global standards is an issue we take very seriously."

Then followed the warning, perhaps the first since Pakistain was placed on the FATF grey list in June 2018 for an intense monitoring process that the country has only until next February to make "significant progress" on.

It must do this across the full range of the 27-point national action plan agreed on with FATF, or risk action which could include Pakistain being blacklisted along with countries considered a haven for terrorism financing.

The outcome of the plenary is quite the opposite of what ministers and officials had projected.

Contrary to official claims, Pakistain has missed the third deadline for implementing the measures required to exit the grey list. Only five of the 27 measures ‐ which include identification and supervision of terror-financing risks and boosting control on illicit currency movement ‐ have been ’largely’ addressed. Sadly, the government has never cared to publicly share the document. It is, however, unclear if FATF rules bar it from making the plan public or if it is keeping it a secret for some other reason.

Indeed, FATF also acknowledges the progress made by the country towards improving its AML/CFT regime, but didn’t find it adequate enough to let it off the hook.

It underlines that Pakistain hasn’t adequately demonstrated "proper understanding of the transnational terror-financing risks posed by terrorist groups" [operating from its territory] and conducted supervision on a risk-sensitive basis.

FATF requires Pakistain to deliver on its commitment to crack down on terrorism financing by fixing the strategic deficiencies in the AML/CFT regime such as identification of cash couriers, enforcement of controls on illicit currency movement, effective implementation of financial sanctions against all internationally designated turbans and krazed killer groups, as well as their agents.

Failure to meet the February deadline for making "significant and sustainable progress" will put the country on the blacklist and have serious consequences for its struggling economy, including tough sanctions on its banks and a freeze on official and private capital inflows.

The time to linger on Pakistain’s commitments has passed. It is now time to walk the talk if the country wants to escape being blacklisted or even get another extension to comply fully with the global AML/CFT standards after the expiry of the current deadline.

#1: Who are they kidding ? The FATF don't want to blacklist them, Indonesian accountants and Chinese shell companies probably are coaching and assisting them and the paperwork is just so much, it's taking time to get a 'pass'. They will probably never see the black list.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:52 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  02:49 10 Comments 291 words Link to article
Totes UNBIASED Pak Media
[DAWN] INDIAN liberals have taken on the champions of Hindutva jingoism by documenting their multiple crimes against India’s religious minorities and now the Kashmiri people. Because they are actual witnesses their testimonies bear extraordinary weight. And, yes, the world is listening. Key American presidential candidates ‐ Bernie Sanders
...The only first openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated out of it by Hillary Clinton, then went back to being a socialist, waiting for 2020 to roll around...
, Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless...
, and Kámala Harris

#1: So, these in India who demand that Muslims be allowed to run wild and these in Pakistan who want something done about Islamic extremism are the same?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 04:44 ||Top

#2: p.s. Congrats on getting the support of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kámala Harris (didn't her mom told her about Muslims?). All that remains to do is getting the support of Hillary (just bring a couple of bottles of wine when you go to visit her).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 04:48 ||Top

#3: Everybody seems to have sympathy for running wild Moslems these days. Probably because they're afraid of what will happen to them if they don't.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 05:30 ||Top

#4: I'm a parochial, white supremacist Indian.

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:01 ||Top

#5: And some of my best friends are well armed fundamentalist Buddhists. Absolute fanatics. Like ;

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:05 ||Top

#6: Ever see muslims so docile ? That's because the 'liberals' are ineffectual in carrying out their commie agendas. The hindu ultra-right is a rather fierce weapon in the repertoire of the State.

Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:11 ||Top

#7: One aspect of the Hindu/Muslim conflict on which I must agree with the Muslims is beef. I cannot fathom why people would want to deny themselves such a valuable source of protein.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 19:58 ||Top

#8: You wouldn't want to eat our cows if you saw how most farms kept the darn things. I can have myself all the beef I want in muslim localities, anyone can. Buffalo's allowed, cheaper and what most muslims eat. It's only banned in hindu majority areas with some religious history, such as I imagine pork would be in jerusalem ? The better hotels and restaurants all still serve imported beef, from Tennessee cow to Wagyu. Of course that's expensive. But the beef from most local cattle ? You'd get more protein out of a roadkill iguana.

Beef is practically staple in the North East, and those cattle are raised well. Which is why a Naga grunt can wrestle two Sikhs to the ground with one hand tied.

There is a conflict, AU. But it's not for diet. The muslims have a habit of demanding everything their way, despite local beliefs or the majority will. If it's not about a certain food product it'll be about family laws. The majority seeks to keep this minority in check, un-empowered and preferably without much purchasing power. Since beef is so important to muslims, the State which doesn't really care about cows
saw it as a way to shut down half the muslim owned unregulated meat and leather industry, and put restrictive burdens on the trade. They roused the hindu rabble to target butchers and sellers of beef using the 'cow is our mother' doctrine through fringe frothers of the hindu kind.

Of course some states have outright banned it, the local administrations falling over each other trying to please what they think is a fanatic hindu PM.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 20:45 ||Top

#9: India is certainly a fascinating place.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 21:13 ||Top

#10: ☺ More like a nuthouse, where if you want to stay on top you have to be the best nutter around. Gawd knows how long it'll stay this way.

But the humblest, wisest and most God loving christian communities are in India. It's the spiritual echoing the logos, something to be seen. Many of them poor, but rich in spirit.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 21:36 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  02:49 0 Comments 206 words Link to article
[Dawn] A communications blackout in the powderkeg region of Indian-Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
e is fuelling a fake news war between internet users in India and Pakistain, as both sides unleash a deluge of disinformation to fill the vacuum and shape opinion.

India cut access to occupied Kashmir's internet and phone lines in August as it sought to contain the fallout of its decision to revoke the region's autonomy.

Top Posted by g(r)omgoru 10/20/2019  02:14 2 Comments 159 words Link to article
It's Kurt Schlichter at Town Hall
I want my vote back, Mitt. Give me back my vote.

In 2012, I voted for this insufferable establishment icon, this inept goof who the Democrats wish every Republican would emulate. Some nights, I wake up sweating and screaming when I relive it in my nightmares. I should have taken my ballot, lit it on fire and flushed it down the Schiffhole.

But Romney does serve a purpose, as hard as that is to see through his pathetic antics. His perpetual groveling for approval ‐ including, hilariously, from Donald Trump himself who just broke him right in front of our eyes over the Secretary of State gig ‐ is so shameful and cringe-iliciously embarrassing that it obscures the vital role this shiny doofus can play for conservatism.

He’s a perfect conservative cautionary example.

This is Mitt.

Mitt’s a loser.

Don’t be like Mitt.

#1: Et tu, Brute?

But Brutus is an honorable man.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:03 ||Top

#2: When will Schlichter have his own show in prime time?
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:25 ||Top

Top Posted by lord garth 10/20/2019  01:53 4 Comments 12 words Link to article
[Twitter] video at the link

#1: Take two minutes and listen to @AOC

How much will you pay me?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 05:09 ||Top

#2: Locking up the all important New York bar tender vote.
Posted by: Thomogum Omereng5658|| 2019-10-20 09:54 ||Top

#3: Michael Moore endorsed Bernie also about the same time as AOC
Posted by: lord garth|| 2019-10-20 11:17 ||Top

#4: who gives a shit who either one of them endorse?
Posted by: chris|| 2019-10-20 13:23 ||Top

Top Posted by badanov 10/20/2019  00:00 6 Comments 348 words Link to article
Proceso is Mexico's best written publication, and is one of the best written publications in the world in any language

I just hate their politics.

WASHINGTON (Proceso). - In this city, US officials and former officials have no empathy in considering the capture and release of Ovidio Guzmán López - son of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán - as a claudication of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador before the Sinaloa Cartel.

"The president of Mexico just made a pact with the devil, essentially tells the Sinaloa Cartel, 'You are the bosses'" says a Process Jack Riley, former chief of intelligence operations for the DEA, who devoted much part of his career chasing the Sinaloa kingpin.

Like Riley, two US Department of Justice officials in charge of cooperation with Mexico in the fight against drug trafficking question why Ovid Guzmán was released, one of the four surviving sons of the Badiraguato-born bonnet.

“We could not believe it when we received the report from our agents in Mexico. Ovid Guzmán is one of the important objectives of the bilateral efforts to dismantle what remains of the Chapo Guzmán cell , ”one of the officials comments in an interview.

In the Culiacán operation, where Guzmán López was temporarily detained, the Federal Drug Administration (DEA) was not involved, as some Mexican media pointed out, officials said.

“We learned when the fray of the gunmen of the Sinaloa Cartel began against the Mexican authorities who went to the house where the offender was. The cooperation we have with the new government is not the same as in the past, ”says the other Justice Department official, who requested anonymity, as his partner.

And he adds: “There is confusion. The Mexican press began to say that they tried to capture Ovid by our demand. False. If that had happened, we would have asked for the intervention of the Mexican Navy, which is better prepared for high-risk operations. ”

( Fragment of the special report published in Process 2242, already in circulation )

#1: "Fuck you USA" yet again. What else did anyone expect from Mexico?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 2019-10-20 03:38 ||Top

#2: What else did anyone expect from Mexico?

Well I, personally, don't expect anything from them except maintaining the quality of Dos XX's verde. But Trump expects them to stop illegal immigration on their side of the border - and, so far, they've met his expectations.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 05:03 ||Top

#3: Deep State in Mexico is funded by the cartels.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:01 ||Top

#4: Deep State does seem tied into drug cultivation.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 07:06 ||Top

#5: Ovid Guzmán is one of the important objectives of the bilateral efforts to dismantle what remains of the Chapo Guzmán cell...

If that cell was able to shoot it out with the cops and win it sounds like "what remains" of it is quite considerable.

Mexico is a nation at war with itself. There are plenty of decent people there but, unfortunately, many evil and corrupt people as well. The argument could be made that it's our fault because our so-called war on drugs was a farce from the very start and our country provides the cartels with their most lucrative market.

My biggest fear is that the corruption has spilled over to our side of the border or, in fact, spilled over to our side of the border a long, long time ago. I can't prove that our politicians are on the take from the cartels but no one seems to be in a position to prove that they aren't. Call it paranoia or conspiracy theory or whatever you want. The question remains: Why are people like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer so adamant about refusing to secure the border?
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 14:35 ||Top

#6: "State"? In Mexico? What state?
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 15:12 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 4 Comments 372 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish-backed Lions of Islam launched a surprise attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses near the Syrian-Ottoman Turkish border today in a bid to advance to the Tal Tamr District of al-Hasakah.Led by the so-called "Syrian National Army", the Ottoman Turkish-backed Lions of Islam attempted to crack the Syrian Army’s lines at northwestern Tal Tamr, despite the fact they are supposed to be adhering to a ceasefire in this border region.

it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
the Ottoman Turkish-backed Lions of Islam would eventually fall short of their plan to capture the town of Ahras, as the Syrian Arab Army was able to swiftly repel the attempted advance by these forces loyal to Ankara.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar News that the military will likely beef up their defenses around Tal Tamr in order to prevent a similar attack in the future.

Lastly, he added that if the Lions of Islam attack again, the Syrian Army will likely have no choice but to get involved in the Ras al-’Ayn battle and drive back these Ottoman Turkish-backed forces.

#1: There can be only one!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 02:05 ||Top

#2: Seems to be on now - Syrians vs. Turks vs. Russians. While Americans watch from the sidelines cheering them all on. Trump is a damn genius.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 04:31 ||Top

#3: Why disrupt or attempt to change thousands of years of history and the natural course of human events ?
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 04:34 ||Top

#4: The Trump Doctrine: "Let's you and him fight."
Posted by: Matt|| 2019-10-20 10:57 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 636 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish-backed murderous Moslems scored a new advance in the Ras al-Ayn countryside this week, despite an ongoing ceasefire agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

According to a report from northern Syria, the Ottoman Turkish-backed murderous Moslems attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces in the southern countryside of Ras al-Ayn this afternoon, seizing two towns after a short battle.

The report said the so-called "Syrian National Army" managed to capture the towns of Jan Tamr and al-Shakriyah following the SDF’s withdrawal towards the city of Ras al-Ayn.

This attack by the Ottoman Turkish-backed murderous Moslems was a violation of the fragile ceasefire agreement that was brokered by the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
’s meeting with his Ottoman Turkish counterpart His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 1 Comments 290 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Ottoman Turkish Army helicopter crashed during an operation in the northern region of Syria on Friday, the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry announced this afternoon.

According to the Defense Ministry, the Ottoman Turkish chopper crashed down near the border city of Ras al-’Ayn in Syria’s al-Hasakah Governorate.

The reason for the Ottoman Turkish Army chopper’s crash landing was due to "technical reasons"; they pointed out that it was not do to enemy fire."Technical reasons" = It couldn't fly due to being hit with lead projectiles?
The pilot wasn’t a Gulenist, and quickly realized that to strive for perfection would get him purged. Also carrying US dollar bills in his wallet...

#1: Get to the choppa!


Oh, shit...
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:23 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 2 Comments 341 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] An unnamed Kurdish politician appealed to the Israeli government for assistance against the Ottoman Turkish forces in northern Syria, the publication UAWire reported.

Citing the unnamed politician’s interview with Israeli Army Radio this week, the latter asked the Israeli government for help, pointing out if they do not, "the whole region will suffer" if no one stops the Ottoman Turkish operation in Syria.

He also warned of severe consequences not only for the Middle East but for the whole world if former bully boyz of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, who fled because of the Ottoman Turkish invasion, will get out of Syria.

Earlier in the week, the Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau called on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to support the Syrian Kurds in their opposition to Ottoman Turkish aggression. "These days, our hearts are with the Kurds, who are facing mass destruction," said Lau.

#1: We can offer you moral support - just like the EUropeans.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 01:53 ||Top

#2: oh boy, wouldn't that set a cat among the pigeons....
Posted by: Hupusoter Clunk9349|| 2019-10-20 09:29 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 412 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] The historical city of Soor (var. Tyre) is witnessing a massive uproar in its streets, as demonstrators protest the Lebanese government and politicians.

On Saturday, the protests would turn violent as demonstrators were confronted by supporters of Harakat Amal, a Lebanese political party led by the veteran politician and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Knobby Berri
Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, a member of AMAL, a not very subtle Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
sock puppet...

The festivities reportedly broke out after videos posted on social media Friday showed demonstrators shouting accusations that Nabih Berri was a thief.

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 792 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] A fierce battle broke out this afternoon between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Ottoman Turkish-backed turbans near the border city of Ras al-’Ayn, a source from the military told al-Masdar from the al-Hasakah Governorate.

According to the military source, the festivities broke out when the so-called "Syrian National Army", a coalition of turban groups, attempted to advance into the Syrian Arab Army-held areas in the Tal Tamr District of the al-Hasakah Governorate.

The source said the festivities were most intense near the town of al-Ahras, which is located west of Tal Tamr.

This latest battle marks the first time during the Ankara-led Operation Peace Spring that the Syrian Arab Army and Ottoman Turkish-backed turbans have clashed near the border region.

Today’s attack by the turbans will likely force the entry of the Syrian Arab Army into the battle for Ras al-’Ayn, which is where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are currently fending off the Ottoman Turkish-led assault.

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 629 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has entered several towns in the northern region of Syria today as part of their agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

According to a military source in northern Syria, the Syrian Army enters four towns in the Tal Tamr District, extending its control over a large part of the Hasakah-Aleppo Highway (M-4).

Among the sites entered by the Syrian Army was Umm al-Khayr, which was one of the towns that was bombed by the Ottoman Turkish Air Force earlier in the day, the source told al-Masdar.

The Syrian Army also entered al-Salamas, Dshisha and Granada, which are all located in the western part of the Tal Tamr District.

This move by the Syrian Army is a precautionary action to prevent the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces from expanding their presence into the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) areas in northern Syria.

The Ottoman Turkish-backed turbans have already captured several villages near the Tal Tamr District, putting them within striking distance of the Syrian Army’s positions.

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 1 Comments 935 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
will focus on presence of Syrian forces in northern Syria at talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
in Sochi, Erdogan said in the city of Kayseri on Saturday, with his speech aired by the NTV channel.

"Yesterday, I held talks with US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
. On Tuesday we will be continuing talks with Mr. Putin. In the area of the operation are forces of the regime [of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
] under Russia’s protection. We will be tackling the issue with Mr. Putin," he stressed.

Moreover, Erdogan vowed that in case he fails to "reach agreements on that issue [with Russia], The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
will be implementing its own plans".

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring will be continued in Syria in case Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units fail to withdraw from the area in Syria that Ankara has designated as ’a safe area’, Erdogan saidl.

"Today is the second day [since the operation was suspended]. The process will end on Tuesday night," Erdogan said. "In case the promises to Turkey are not fulfilled, we won’t be waiting as before. We will be going ahead with the operation and will keep on destroying terrorists," he promised.

#1: Turkey's AO, known to geographers as Syria.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 13:03 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 3 Comments 221 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has signaled his readiness to support the current Lebanese government amid the ongoing protests in the capital Beirut.

In a televised speech on Saturday, Nasrallah said that he would back the government,“but with a new agenda and a new spirit”.

According to him, the past couple of days of protests indicated that if new taxes are introduced to resolve the political standoff, this may result in a “popular uprising”.

Nasrallah said that if the government steps down, it could take a year or two to form a new Cabinet, “and the time is short”; he added that Hezbollah doesn’t support the resignation of the government.

#1: ready to support the Lebanese govt but not apparently participating in the Syrian campaign in North Syria
Posted by: lord garth|| 2019-10-20 01:45 ||Top

#2: Lebanon has a government?
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 04:45 ||Top

#3: ^Yes, of course, Hezbollah's executive commission.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 04:49 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 8 Comments 853 words Link to article
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force launched a large-scale attack on the Idlib Governorate today, targeting several sites in this jihadist-held region of northern Syria.

Led by their military aircraft, the Russian Air Force carried out an important attack on the jihadist-held Taftanaz Airbase, which has been used by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(previously Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) as one of their main installations in Idlib.

According to a military source in the neighboring Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force carried out over ten Arclight airstrike
s on the Taftanaz Airbase and its surroundings; this resulted in the destruction of several krazed killer sites and a reinforcement convoy that was preparing to head to the front-lines with the Syrian Army.

In addition to the strikes on the Taftanaz Airbase, the Russian Air Force also resumed their attack on the jihadist stronghold of Rakaya, which is believed to be home to one of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s main command centers in the southern region of Idlib.

The Russian Air Force has recently stepped up their attacks across the northwestern region of Syria amid reports of a new offensive that is going to be launched by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies in the Idlib, Hama, and Latakia governorates.

#1: ...attack on Turkish backed Jihadist Base...
Posted by: lord garth|| 2019-10-20 01:47 ||Top

#2: I'm waiting for Russian crusade to liberate Constantinople.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 02:08 ||Top

#3: Don't like one of the players call them a jihadi group. Works for me thins out the herd.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 04:41 ||Top

#4: #2 - NATO can send the German army in Turkey's defense, once they get appropriations for spare parts.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:23 ||Top

#5: Actually, P2k, I've been wondering how long it will take for Pooty-poot to break some of Yip-yip's toys and for the Sublime Porte to claim NATO needs to come to save him.
Posted by: Hupusoter Clunk9349|| 2019-10-20 09:27 ||Top

#6: Russia. Doing the job that needs doing. Never thought I'd every think that.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike|| 2019-10-20 10:57 ||Top

#7: Nature vacuums a whore, WM, as the Stable Genius well knows.

Besides, imagine the uproar if we did the exact same thing.
Posted by: JHH|| 2019-10-20 17:07 ||Top

#8: Chechnya treatment works wonders.
Posted by: Enver Cruting2858|| 2019-10-20 19:39 ||Top

Top Posted by DarthVader 10/20/2019  00:00 13 Comments 0 words Link to article

#1: founded in 2005, bought by AOL for $300M in 2011. AOL in turn was purchased by Verizon a few years later.

I doubt they will get $10M for it.

Posted by: lord garth|| 2019-10-20 01:35 ||Top

#2: A good sign? Now it would be really good news if this was followed by CNN, NYTs, WAPO...
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:36 ||Top

#3: Faux is hiring leftists.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454|| 2019-10-20 01:42 ||Top

#4: Can't compete with CNN?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 02:04 ||Top

#5: Gee, that’s too bad. 🤣
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936|| 2019-10-20 03:26 ||Top

#6: Too bad I'm going to miss their political parodies.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 05:03 ||Top

#7: I'm also looking forward to the article where Nate Silver says there's a 98% chance he will be unemployed by the end of the year.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 06:50 ||Top

#8: Price of skipping capitalism 101. When you saturate the market with your product, the value of your product drops precipitously. See - supply vs demand.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 07:12 ||Top

#9: The market wasn't just saturated it seemed the left-wing opinion space was actively subsidised which of course always destroys quality.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 08:09 ||Top

#10: To borrow that infamous quote - 'I don't wish death on anybody but I read certain obituaries with great pleasure'.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:30 ||Top

#11: For those who prefer reading to video, Tech Crunch also refers to that Financial Times article,
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 13:26 ||Top

#12: I bid $50.00. Cash. (This has worked for me before, so don't laugh. Yet.)
Posted by: Whiskey Mike|| 2019-10-20 17:44 ||Top

#13: They might take it!
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2019-10-20 22:34 ||Top

Top Posted by badanov 10/20/2019  00:00 1 Comments 57 words Link to article
  • Clashes between Saudi-led forces and Ansar Allah were reported in the Zaher area;

  • Saudi coalition warplanes struck the Najran area 3 times;

  • Saudi coalition warplanes struck the Al Boqa area 6 times;

  • Saudi coalition warplanes struck the Razih area 2 times;

  • Ceasefire violations were reported in Al Hudaydah.

#1: Why does this all, Yemen, Syria, Libya, etc. remind me of a school yard fight among girls?

Much purposeless flailing but no real damage and no real conclusion.
Posted by: AlanC|| 2019-10-20 07:59 ||Top

Top Posted by badanov 10/20/2019  00:00 7 Comments 104 words Link to article
The newspaper reported, "In Beijing’s system, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) holds a monopoly on power. But the party leadership is not a monolithic group. CCP leaders span a range of political associations, socioeconomic backgrounds, professional credentials, geographic associations and policy preferences. Two broad camps in the leadership vigorously vie for influence and control in post-Deng China: the elitist coalition, with its core faction of princelings (leaders who come from veteran revolutionary families), and the populist coalition, which primarily consists of so-called tuanpai (leaders who advanced their careers through the Chinese Communist Youth League)."

#1: Well, what do his 3 Billion Slaves say?
Posted by: newc|| 2019-10-20 02:18 ||Top

#2: Xi isn't going to face any kind of coup. Wishful thinking by non-Chinese speakers. He's more secure than Mao ever was.
Posted by: Herb McCoy|| 2019-10-20 07:43 ||Top

#3: The only way he will is if the party members fail to keep lining their pockets. Then he will face a removal by the party.

As long as they get theirs, Xi is secure.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2019-10-20 11:19 ||Top

#4: Xi kinda screwed up though. Had himself proclaimed president for life but now faces a declining economy and a new American president who has the nerve to call bullshit on him. He must have lost some face for that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 14:40 ||Top

#5: Better to focus on the (real) possibility of a coup in DC than hope for the (nonexistent) possibility of a coup in Beijing.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:57 ||Top

#6: Scuttlebutt is... he's sick. I'm trying to verify this though. Rather secretive chaps these.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:13 ||Top

#7: When you're offended and censor references to your face and Winnie The Pooh, you're not confident
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 16:22 ||Top

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  00:00 10 Comments 1402 words Link to article
[Zero Hedge] CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia's activities during the 2016 US election have begun to hire attorneys, as Attorney General William Barr expands his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, led by US Attorney John Durham.
The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News. -NBC
NBC learned of the 'lawyering up' from three former CIA officials "familiar with the matter," while two more anonymous leakers claim there's tension between the Justice Department and the CIA over what classified documents Durham has access to.

#1: Until somebody gets arrested, it is all Kabuki theater.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2019-10-20 00:56 ||Top

#2: No one really likes the "Washington big tease."
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:28 ||Top

#3: "We of the Kabuki anti-defamation league resent comparisons to American Democrats. We make no secret of who and how we preform and we don't delude ourselves that what we do is "real" life. "
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052|| 2019-10-20 03:57 ||Top

#4: At a bare minimum, I hope they both had to write six figure retainer checks to their legal teams.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:53 ||Top

#5: Calling it Kabuki gives them too much credit.

There's nothing refined or ancient or elevated about their stupid tricks.

The Steele dossier, the FISA application, the Jan. 2017 report to Congress, their buffoonish fulminations on idiot talking heads cable shows: these are too clownish and stupid to deserve comparison with a centuries-old art form.

Theater, yes: theater of obvious, blatant, absurdly unbelievable and repulsive nonsense. Theater of shit.

Aka The Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:42 ||Top

#6: Avant-garde theater, Lex?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 11:05 ||Top

#7: Avant-garage, maybe
...children's made-up theater
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 11:14 ||Top

#8: More deep garde than avant
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 12:06 ||Top

#9: BP ~ Can't remember if I told you or not... but I did visit the 'Borshtch n Tears.' Unfortunately, they were closed. Perhaps next time.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 12:27 ||Top

#10: They better lawyer up. I would.
Posted by: 49 pan|| 2019-10-20 16:28 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 702 words Link to article
[Rudaw] Aid agencies were able to evacuate a number of maimed persons from the northern Syria’s Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain) on Saturday, but appeal for a humanitarian corridor into the town that is under control of Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian forces because there are still injured people waiting to be brought out.

The main hospital was damaged in the town that has seen the fiercest festivities between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Ottoman Turkish army with their allied Syrian militias. The border town is a focus of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
’s military offensive against the Kurdish-led force.

The Kurdish Red Islamic Thingy attempted to evacuate the injured on Friday, but was not successful. They were blocked on the way by Syrian militias, Rudaw’s Viviyan Fatah reported from Tal Tamr, where the medical convoy originated.

On Saturday they tried again, joined by the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers and was able to reach the hospital when the militias held off their fire.

"The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, which works for the Turks, had been attacking us. They stopped. A way was open," explained David Eubank, founder of the Rangers. "We went in a line of ambulances along with our Free Burma Rangers ambulance. We got the patients out ‐ about 37 maimed ‐ out quickly, less than an hour," he explained to Rudaw in Tel Tamr.

Four bodies were also brought out of the town, but more are buried under rubble and "there are maimed people we could not reach," the Kurdish Red Islamic Thingy stated, appealing for a formal humanitarian corridor to be established.

At least 30 of the maimed were taken to Qamishli’s Farman Hospital. "We have taken out some of the people with serious injuries," said the Kurdish Red Islamic Thingy’s Dr. Dilgash in Qamishli.

Qamishli’s hospitals are so far able to cope with the influx of patients, "but if conditions worsen, we can send them to the Kurdistan Region," Dilgash said.

A 13-year-old boy with severe burns from a suspected chemical weapon attack in Sari Kani is being transferred to a hospital in Erbil for specialized treatment.

Dilgash said it was too early to tell if any of the injured newly evacuated from Sari Kani had been hit with chemical weapons.

The United States negotiated a pause in hostilities in Sari Kani on Thursday evening that gives the SDF five days to pull out of there and another border town, Gire Spi (Tal Abyad), hand over their heavy weapons, and move southward some 32 kilometres to the M4 highway, after which Turkey would commit to a full ceasefire.

Both sides have accused the other of violating the truce.

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 198 words Link to article
[AlAhram] Kurdish forces have resumed military operations against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in Syria, their commander told AFP Saturday, three days after a Ottoman Turkish invasion prompted them to announce their suspension.

"We have restarted military action against IS cells in Deir Ezzor. Our forces are working there with the coalition forces," Mazloum Abdi said in a phone interview.

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 271 words Link to article
Colonization has been going on for a while.
[AnNahar] An Iraqi man has been charged in Australia with people trafficking in connection with the drowning deaths of more than 350 asylum seekers in 2001, police said Saturday.

Maythem Radhi, 43, was arrested at Brisbane airport late Friday after being extradited from New Zealand and has been charged with "organising groups of non-citizens into Australia".

He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Police claim he was part of a syndicate that charged 421 mostly Iraqi and Afghan refugees for a place aboard an Indonesian fishing boat known by Australian authorities as SIEV-X in 2001.

The vessel sunk in the Indian Ocean while en route to Australia's Christmas Island, leaving 353 people dead, 146 of them children.

"Police will allege in court that the man, then aged 24, took payments from the passengers," the Australian Federal Police said in a statement on Saturday -- exactly 18 years after the disaster.

"It will also be alleged that he helped facilitate the transportation and accommodation of people in Indonesia in preparation for their journey to Australia," they added.

Radhi is the third person to face court for their role in the disaster.

Iraqi people smuggler Khaleed Shnayf Daoed was extradited from Sweden to Australia in 2003 and received a nine-year sentence two years later, with prosecutors portraying the then 36-year-old as a key organiser for Egyptian people smuggler Abu Quassey.

Quassey was convicted in Egypt in December 2003 of causing death through negligence and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Radhi is expected to appear in court later this month.

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  00:00 9 Comments 168 words Link to article
[Zero Hedge] A 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force said to have participated in the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a "suspicious car accident" in Riyadh, according to Turkish media.

Mashal Saad al-Bostani was reportedly on a 15-man hit squad dispatched to Saudi Arabia's Istanbul Consulate in Turkey on October 2 during Khashoggi's visit, before the team quickly left the country, according to daily Yeni Safak.

#1: Epsteincide.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:32 ||Top

#2: How does one have fatal accident in the land of tents and camels honestly. He get t-boned coming out of his parking garage or was it foul play?
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 05:17 ||Top

#3: suspicious car accident

Somebody's pet camel fall on his car from the top of a 250 storey building ?
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 05:29 ||Top

#4: Saudis drive terribly and have a load of crashes..

So many drifting Saudi vids that go wrong on LiveLeak.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 06:54 ||Top

#5: Inshalla driving. "Allen is my co-pilot..."
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 08:26 ||Top

#6: Probably collided with an inexperienced female driver.
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 08:44 ||Top

#7: where was hillary during this time?
arkancide franchises now available?
Posted by: USN, Ret.|| 2019-10-20 09:46 ||Top

#8: Not a total surprise. I as a foreigner was not allowed to drive in Riyadh; but seeing the way the Saudis do drive, I didn't want to.
Posted by: Tom|| 2019-10-20 16:23 ||Top

#9: It was explained to Mr. Wife, when he was on business trips to Saudi Arabia, that the way it works is that if a foreigner is involved in a car accident it is the foreigner’s fault. Because had the foreigner not come, there would have been no accident.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 19:23 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 303 words Link to article
[Rudaw] Dutch military trainers and advisors will stay in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region until the end of 2021, the Netherlands government announced in a statement on Friday.

As a member of the global coalition against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
), the Dutch military has been training Iraqi and Peshmerga soldiers. The two-year extension of the mission will focus "training Iraqi military aimed at the long term stability of Iraq," tweeted Geoffrey van Leeuwen, director of Middle East affairs at the Netherlands foreign ministry.

About 60 Dutch soldiers will provide the training, in addition to commitments to the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
mission in Iraq.

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 705 words Link to article
[Rudaw] At least 1,600 Syrians have arrived to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since Tuesday, according to the UN.

In a Friday statement, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Andrej Mahecic said the refugees fleeing the conflict between The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria are going to the Bardarash camp.

"As of this morning, over 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported from the border areas to Bardarash refugee camp," Mahecic said. "Refugees mainly come from towns in northern Syria - Kobani, Amoda and Qamishly and surrounding villages."

Turkey began Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria on October 9 with the goal of setting up a "safe zone" free of the US-backed Kurdish group the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers a terrorist organization. Turkey also hopes to use its Syrian rebel allies to carve out areas for the 3,000,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey to resettle, which some Kurds say amounts to forced demographic change in the mixed Kurdish, Arab and Christian area.

The operation has also killed more than 200 civilians and displaced around 300,000 people.

The new Syrian Kurdish refugees are from vulnerable populations, according to the UNHCR.

"Most of the new arrivals are women, children and elderly," said Mahecic.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has a slightly higher figure for the number of refugees who have come in since Turkey’s intervention. In a Friday tweet, the KRG’s Joint Crisis Coordination Center said the 2,331 refugees have arrived since Tuesday. The Kurdistan Region is already hosting 226,336 Syrian refugees who fled earlier on in the eight-year-long civil war, according to the center.

NGOs are also leaving northern Syria, citing security concerns and logistical difficulties. Their exodus is making it harder to provide aid to the hundreds of thousands displaced by the fighting.

Due to the Ottoman Turkish incursion into Northern Syria, more than a dozen international NGO have left the area.

we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) confirmed to Rudaw that their office in the Hasakah province is still open, and they are still working in northeast Syria

"We have an office in Hasakah city, covering the 3 governorates of northeast Syria," said ICRC’s Spokesperson for the near and Middle East Sarah Alzawqari. "So far, we have not reduced our presence and have been adapting our response to meet urgent humanitarian needs arising from the hostilities."

ICRC also confirmed that they are still operating in the al-Hol camp for Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) affiliated families and that ICRC hospitals and clinics are also running as normal.

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 2 Comments 831 words Link to article
[ABC7] A 44-year-old father sobbed openly in federal court Thursday as he was accused in a deadly case of insurance fraud.
Crying because he was caught, or because he hadn’t finished the job?
Defendant Ali Elmezayen
...an Egyptian immigrant who must have worked under the table...
said he had loaded his two sons, who have autism, and their mother in the family's Honda Civic to watch the boats at the Port of Los Angeles and ended up driving them off a fishing dock into the water.

The sons, 13-year old Elhassan and 8-year old Abdelkrim, drowned.

Their mother, Rehab Diab,
...another Egyptian, also an illegal immigrant...
whose marital relationship with Elmezayen is not clearly documented, was unable to swim. Fishermen rescued her.

Diab is a prosecution witness.

Federal prosecutors allege that the action was a set up that was years in the making.

Elmezayen, a low-income Egyptian immigrant, was paying $6,000 a year to insure his family, then collected $260,000.

Federal prosecutor Alexander Wyman told the jury that the defendant beat Diab and phoned her parents in Egypt, "threatening to send her home in a coffin," that he was going to "bury her alive" and that he wanted to take a second wife.

Defense attorney Christine O'Connor said that Elmezayen bought the policies to protect his family - that he had under-the-table income to pay the premiums.

Deflecting blame, the defense told jurors to look at the wife's history. Undocumented, once marrying a homeless man to get legal status - claiming that he abused her when advised that doing so would protect her from deportation.

About the defendant - the defense says he is not cunning, but rather, "kind of a kook," "complicated," but not a monster.
It’s all just fun and games until all the targets are drowned? Ooookaaayy.
Elmezayen faces a separate trial in Superior Court for the murder of his sons.
The Washington Post had an article on the subject last November:
It was all part of a scheme to collect on the millions of dollars in seven life insurance policies he had taken out on their lives. It was a plan he had been plotting for more than two years, according to prosecutors.

He was ordered detained without bail Tuesday. Prosecutors argued he poses a danger to his family, because although he and Diab separated a week after the tragedy, he is still paying premiums on her life insurance and on the insurance of his third son. The boy was away at camp on the night his siblings drowned.

Elmezayen and Diab’s story began in Egypt, where they started dating before coming to the United States on six-month visitor visas in 2000. But instead of returning, they settled down in California and had three sons together, each of them autistic. An immigration judge later ordered Elmezayen and Diab removed, but each was granted “withholding of removal,” according to the federal prosecutors.

In an attempt to remain in the country legally, Elmezayen entered into a sham marriage with an American citizen he met while working as a security guard at a Los Angeles drugstore, according to a 2006 interview he gave to immigration authorities. The sham wife lived in an alcohol treatment center, and the deal was that she would marry Elmezayen so he could get a green card as long as he continued to financially support her once he obtained it. He never did. In four years, he paid the woman $500, he told authorities. (They later divorced.)

Money never seemed to come easy for Elmezayen, who filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and had been earning less than $30,000 annually, prosecutors said. But somehow he found the money to take out seven different accidental death and life insurance policies on his family’s lives.

In total, he took out more than $6 million in policies, costing him $6,000 a year in premiums, according to prosecutors.

Diab said in a deposition in 2017 that she knew about the policies for both her and Elmezayen — but not the children. (The deposition was part of a wrongful-death lawsuit she and Elmezayen filed against Honda, Jiffy Lube and Los Angeles County. They lost.)

Twelve days after the two-year period expired on the last life insurance policy he had purchased, Elmezayen barreled down the wharf and into the ocean. In a matter of months, he collected more than $260,000 on his sons' lives, according to the affidavit. He wired $171,000, the bulk of the money, to Egypt.

Elmezayen denied having any life insurance policies on his children in interviews with police on the night of the plunge.

#1: In the past, I'd have called these people prizewinners. However, upon reflection, I realize we (Americans) are the prizewinners and the people mentioned in the article are the prizes.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 08:17 ||Top

#2: the defense says he is not cunning, but rather, "kind of a kook,"

"I've done it myself a couple of times myself, your honour. Heh heh... no, not my sons. I just burnt my Toyota for the claim. It's the same thing really."
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 16:39 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 1 Comments 320 words Link to article
[ToloNews] Six members of the People’s Peace Movement, who were kidnapped earlier this morning in Pashtun-infested Logar province, have been released, say PPM spokespeople.

The kidnapped members were traveling to a peace gathering in the Sharak area of Pul-e-Alam, Pashtun-infested Logar’s capital, according to Bismillah Watandost, a front man for the People’s Peace Movement.

Earlier, Watandost reported that the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
was responsible, and they had taken the abductees to an ’unknown place in Pashtun-infested Logar province.’

The People’s Peace Movement started in 2018 and gained international attention when members began a march from Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
to Kabul pledging to personally deliver a demand for peace to both the Afghan government and the Taliban. The movement has undertaken more marches since, and its members have been kidnapped before.

#1: That is some optimism. Even the US has given up.
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 21:50 ||Top

Top Posted by trailing wife 10/20/2019  00:00 0 Comments 431 words Link to article
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 16 holy warriors of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
groups and destroyed caches of weapons in three provinces in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said the Special Forces also arrested 8 Talibs during the same operations.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed the 10 ISIS holy warriors in Achin district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..

The Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation, the officials added.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs, arrested 6 others and destroyed a cache of weapons in Jaghatu district of Wardak province.

The Special Forces killed Talibs and arrested 2 others during an operation in Maiwand district of Kandahar province.

Top Posted by Besoeker 10/20/2019  00:00 3 Comments 153 words Link to article
[BBC] Boeing employees exchanged instant messages about issues with the automated safety system on the 737 Max as it was being certified in 2016.

In documents provided by Boeing to lawmakers, a pilot wrote that he had run into unexpected trouble during tests.

He said he had "basically lied to the regulators [unknowingly]".

The safety system has been tied to two deadly crashes that killed 346 people.

An Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed only minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa in March, killing all 157 people on board.

The same type flown by the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed into the sea only five months earlier in October 2018, shortly after taking off from Jakarta. That accident claimed the lives of 189 people

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called the document "concerning" and said it was asking Boeing for an "immediate" explanation for the delay in turning over the documents, which Boeing provided to lawmakers ahead of hearings this month.

#1: I have no idea why anyone smart enough to be a pilot would text that he had (even unwittingly) lied to government investigators.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 08:25 ||Top

#2: So why did he text it and not report it? If that's the case he is culpable in the deaths. Boeing has a great ethics program that protects anyone raising a safety or ethics issue. If you file an ethics or safety violation concern your protected from firing or even layoffs. Your untouchable. I keep hearing this stuff from 3 or four years ago on this plane, why did they just text and not report???
Posted by: 49 pan|| 2019-10-20 16:35 ||Top

#3: Boeing is rotten , that is the only conclusion i can arrive after what i have read about what MCAS does, no new specific simulator training for that, significant changes in equipment not put into manual.
Or is there some group sabotaging Boeing from inside or it has a severe organizational disease.
I am also shocked that shareholders continue to support that rotten culture and the CEO and the guys around him continue there.
Posted by: Spanky Whuter1088|| 2019-10-20 21:27 ||Top

Top Posted by Frank G 10/20/2019  00:00 2 Comments 117 words Link to article
[Sun UK] Ria Cooper, 25, who became Britain's youngest trans person when she transitioned 10 years ago, says an anonymous photographer messaged her saying he wanted them to have sex on camera and sell the resulting p0rno.

But when he found out Ria still has male reproductive organs he immediately retracted the offer.

In messages exchanged over WhatsApp, the photographer claimed he couldn't work with her because "she has a c***".

Ria has hit out at the "transphobic behaviour" and says she's being unfairly discriminated against in her modelling career.

#1: Not The Bee, again? This is getting silly.
Posted by: European Conservative|| 2019-10-20 08:09 ||Top

#2: Case dismissed. There must be a genre involving chix mit dix, ja?
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 14:48 ||Top

Top Posted by Frank G 10/20/2019  17:19 1 Comments 354 words Link to article
Attention Whores gonna lie/whore for attention
[WILX - HT Weasel Zippers] A Windsor, Ontario hockey coach claimed he was driving from Windsor to East Lansing to rent ice and coach free hockey clinics for children. That's when Talha Javaid allegedly received a racist text message from a parent of one of those players.

The text from Chase said, "I'm not a racist but I don't feel comfortable with you teaching him [his son Riley] and the influence you will have on him. He added that it makes more sense if its not some "Muslim guy teaching it". Chase said if "it were cricket or something that would be different but it's not". Chase goes on to say he hopes he would consider resigning and not coaching hockey.

Javaid posted that text message on social media and received thousands of posts of support, even from professional players like Evander Kane.
Bait? Taken
But the question remains, who is Chase and where exactly was Javaid coaching? News 10 spoke to a Yahoo Sports reporter who said Javaid told her it was at Suburban Ice in East Lansing. Suburban Ice said they did not want to go on camera but have never heard of Javaid nor the ice skating clinic he allegedly was holding.
News 10 checked ice rinks all around East Lansing and the surrounding area- not one says they have heard of him before and no one had him scheduled to coach through their arena.

This isn't the first time Javaid claims he was a target for racism.
In 2017, he told the Windsor Star he walked out of an ice rink in Windsor and found a note on his car that said stop coming to the rink with some expletives, with Muslim go home and make Canada great again.

News 10 reached out to Javaid and have not heard back.We will update you when we do.

#1: "We will update you when we do"..

....still waiting.......
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:36 ||Top

Top Posted by Frank G 10/20/2019  00:00 4 Comments 157 words Link to article
Shhhh it's a secret! Jeebus
[10 News] Defense contractor Northrop Grumman will be moving secret cargo through a Southern California marina this weekend.

The Daily Breeze reports part of King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach will be shut down from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday for the move of what is described as a U.S. Navy demonstration project.

The large object will be taken from a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach to a barge for shipment to San Diego.

The newspaper says that during a Redondo Beach City Council meeting this week, Northrop Grumman officials cited national security concerns in declining to provide information about the object.

The company agreed on Oct. 15 to pay the city $25,000 for a licensing agreement to use the marina and for any costs the city incurs.

#1: It's a box full of exectutive bonuses. Very important.
Posted by: ed in texas|| 2019-10-20 08:57 ||Top

#2: A piece of K-129.
Posted by: crazyhorse|| 2019-10-20 11:45 ||Top

#3: LCS growship module?
Posted by: George Snith4851|| 2019-10-20 12:53 ||Top

#4: Poss Blink 182's UFO parts.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2019-10-20 17:16 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 8 Comments 529 words Link to article
[BREITBART] Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, was allegedly involved in a "throuple" relationship with one of her female staffers and later went on to have an extramarital affair with her former finance director, a report from RedState claims.
RedState obtained text messages and photos which allegedly suggest that Rep. Katie Hill ‐ who is currently undergoing divorce proceedings ‐ carried out a two-year relationship with one of her female staffers, who was hired in 2017. Hill’s husband, Kenny Heslep, was reportedly part of the "throuple" relationship, a term used to describe three individuals involved in a consensual romantic relationship.

According to RedState, the three ‐ Hill, Heslep, and the young female staffer ‐ "took multiple vacations together, including to Alaska, where this photograph was taken." The image referenced allegedly shows a censored image of Hill brushing the staffer’s hair in the nude. Other images allegedly show Hill and the staffer kissing.

According to RedState, the "throuple’s" relationship changed once Hill moved to D.C., and Hill "broke off her relationships with both Heslep and the staffer, claiming she wanted to focus on ’this important work’ and that it wasn’t fair to be involved in a relationship." The outlet shared screenshots of text messages allegedly between Hill and the staffer, who was "distraught and trying to figure out how to move on with her life."

#1: Are they getting bored with screwing us?
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:33 ||Top

#2: Snark of the day?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 01:45 ||Top

#3: I was gonna say 'pics or GTFO', but after seeing Katie's picture, I'm good. Really, I'm fine...
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:55 ||Top

#4: well, at least she's not "Rosa DeLauro bumping uglies" horrible...
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 08:58 ||Top

#5: Frankly, I don't care (within certain limits) of who sleeps with who. I didn't care when Trump slept with beautiful women, didn't care when Bubba slept with ugly ones and certainly don't care about this one. Even Democrats need to get laid.
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:51 ||Top

#6: They don't get to fornicate on my dime.
Posted by: Rex Mundi|| 2019-10-20 10:06 ||Top

#7: If they'd cheat on their spouses, they'd cheat on us just as readily.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 11:17 ||Top

#8: Wow! Unicorns do exist!
Posted by: Secret Master|| 2019-10-20 15:48 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 3 Comments 1061 words Link to article
[BREITBART] A Ukrainian official is claiming that Hunter Biden was only appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings to "protect" the company at a time it faced foreign scrutiny over its business practices.

Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a former member of the Ukrainian parliament and ally of Burisma’s founder, made the admission to Rooters on Friday when discussing Hunter Biden’s ties to the oil and natural gas company.

"It was to protect (the company)" Onyshchenko said, noting that Hunter Biden’s appointment came the same month that Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s founder, had his assets frozen in Great Britannia under suspicion of money laundering.

The admission comes as Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020...
and his aides rush to downplay the notion that Hunter Biden’s business dealings may have presented conflicts of interest for the former vice president. The controversy started last month when President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
suggested the Ukrainian government probe into how the younger Biden secured an appointment to Burisma’s board, shortly after his father was made the B.O. regime’s point man on Ukraine.

As Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, detailed in his book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden secured the position, which paid as much as $83,000 per month despite no background in energy or Ukraine. In fact, his background in investment banking, lobbying, and hedge fund management paled in comparison to that of current and past members of the company’s board of directors.

The timing of the appointment not only raised flags among ethics watchdogs, but also with Hunter Biden’s own business partners. Christopher Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, unsuccessful presidential candidate, and utterly failed Secretary of State...
and co-owner of an investment firm with Hunter Biden in 2014, rushed to play damage control with State Department officials at the time of the appointment, according to internal emails obtained by the Washington Examiner.

#1: And it worked.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 01:50 ||Top

#2: Sent to monitor Soetoro-Brennan investments. Hunter's monthly (US taxpayer funded) stipend was baked into the original package. Only US politicians and Russian oligarchs make that kind of money.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 04:33 ||Top

#3: Former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden partnered with infamous mobster Whitey Bulger’s nephew and former secretary of state John Kerry’s stepson for his lucrative business deal with the Bank of China, according to reporter Peter Schweizer’s latest book. Weasel Zippers

Are they protecting their interests in China as well? Is that why they are using Whitey Bulger's nephew?
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 11:12 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 19 Comments 356 words Link to article
[BREITBART] House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
(D-CA) on Thursday compared the Democrat-led impeachment effort to the American Revolution, telling a crowd at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum that "the times have found us."

The speaker, who ultimately caved to the far-left flank’s ceaseless calls for impeaching the president, delivered a speech at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Thursday and essentially compared the Democrat-led impeachment effort to the American Revolution, quoting Thomas Paine.

"Now at the beginning of our country ‐ Mr. Chairman, I know you’ve heard me say this many times, so forgive me ‐ beginning of our country, Thomas Paine said this is the dark days of the Revolution. He said that times have found us," she stated, declaring that Democrats see themselves in a similar position.

"The times have found us," she continued.

"We think the times have found us now‐ you, Mr. Chairman, everyone in this room who sacrificed their time, resources, and the rest. No need to be here but to be there for our candidates so that we can make a better future," Pelosi said.

"None of us came to Congress to impeach a president. Not anybody, not anybody. That’s not what we are about," she continued. "But we did take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic"

#1: yea right, Pelosi is playing the role of King George.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance|| 2019-10-20 01:14 ||Top

#2: umm

What kind of feathers would you like to wear with your tar?

It's Tar tar Le FU
Posted by: newc|| 2019-10-20 01:29 ||Top

#3: Chutzpah, hot air and horseshit.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:30 ||Top

#4: Not to Moscow 1991 coup?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 01:58 ||Top

#5: Pelosi isn't known as "Queen Nancy" only because she looks like a drag caricature.
Posted by: Vespasian Angomoting1359|| 2019-10-20 03:13 ||Top

#6: More like the ruminations of Cassius, Casca, Brutus,
Decius, et al. She's forgetting what happen to those conspirators.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 06:55 ||Top

#7: "No taxation without representation"
Posted by: BrerRabbit|| 2019-10-20 07:04 ||Top

#8: She then asked about the links between Brioche and obesity in California's poor.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2019-10-20 07:10 ||Top

#9: Wrong war - try the one where the Democratic Party tried to overthrow the election of a Republican President.
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:52 ||Top

#10: Nancy does Jordan. Her stated reasons for the trip are:
“Our bipartisan delegation is visiting Jordan at a critical time for the security and stability of the region,” Pelosi said in a statement. “With the deepening crisis in Syria after Turkey’s incursion, our delegation has engaged in vital discussions about the impact to regional stability, increased flow of refugees, and the dangerous opening that has been provided to ISIS, Iran and Russia.”

Duties of Speaker or meddling? Do such powers exist in Article 2 of the Constitution for the Legislature? Or is this an over-reach of power.

How's she getting over there? Airforce planes? Route the planes by way of Alaska or some remote place on the other side of the world.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 11:05 ||Top

#11: Well they are trying to suppress us and take our guns... so if they are playing the British then maybe.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2019-10-20 11:17 ||Top

#12: Jordan- giggle. WTF does she expect to achieve there?

Answer: open another tent in The Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 11:21 ||Top

#13: Jordan- giggle. WTF does she expect to achieve there?
An opportunity to pull her headscarf from storage so she can reprise her pseudo-hijab 'dhimmi' attire? Repeating her "fact finding jaunts" in the past to the Middle East in search of relevance -- or to look for campaign contributions from Muslim PACs (but don't call it foreign influence!).
Posted by: magpie|| 2019-10-20 12:41 ||Top

#14: ...having alienated many in the Jewish community, turning to another special interest?
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 14:37 ||Top

#15: If we were British, it would look a lot like it.
Posted by: 49 pan|| 2019-10-20 16:29 ||Top

#16: Why isn't she at her brother's funeral instead of messing about in fricking Jordan?
Posted by: 3dc|| 2019-10-20 21:36 ||Top

#17: They weren't close, just familia
Posted by: Frank G|| 2019-10-20 21:50 ||Top

#18: An uprising! Citizens gorge
On the madness of Nancy Queen George.
Raised taxes and lamps,
Louboutins and Van Camp's!
California reborn: Valley Forge.
Posted by: George Snith4851|| 2019-10-20 23:25 ||Top

#19: Well she was around for both.
Posted by: bbrewer126|| 2019-10-20 23:33 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 5 Comments 151 words Link to article
Soo, now we have to put up with democratic bullsh*t?
It’s nonsense like this that makes people dislike New York City folk as a matter of principle.

#1: Remember when most people understood being perpetually angry was no way to live?
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 07:15 ||Top

#2: Remember when most people understood being perpetually angry was no way to live?
Because it kept getting you smacked upside the head?
Posted by: AlanC|| 2019-10-20 09:22 ||Top

#3: One annoying thing I remember about living in Cali was all the Noo Yawkas who insisted on telling you they were from Noo Yawk, like it was some special badge of honor.

Even the homeless ones.

And I would think "So go back."
Posted by: charger|| 2019-10-20 10:57 ||Top

#4: If only, charger. The state wouldn't be anywhere near as blue as it is without all the transplanted New Yorkers.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2019-10-20 11:20 ||Top

Posted by: Skidmark|| 2019-10-20 19:36 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 6 Comments 881 words Link to article
[FOXNEWS] Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
has backed out of a Friday appearance at an event also scheduled to include Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, among other guests, according to a report.

Word of Clinton's removal from the bill of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit came Thursday, the same day the former secretary of state sparked a clash by accusing Gabbard of being groomed by Russia to run as a third-party candidate for president in 2020.

The Hawaii congresswoman and combat veteran fired back in a scathing series of tweets later Thursday, challenging Clinton not to "hide behind your proxies" and join the presidential race "directly."

Slate.com reported that Clinton removed herself from the three-day summit due to a scheduling conflict. An unnamed source told the publication that Clinton decided not to participate in an act of protest against former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was also scheduled to speak.

Nielsen, who resigned in April, oversaw the Trump administration’s controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their families at the border. The policy was later rescinded.

More than 51,000 people signed a petition asking Fortune to pull Nielsen from the summit’s roster, Slate also reported. About 100 speakers were still scheduled to attend the summit as of Friday evening.

Gabbard and lawyer Anita Hill are among the more high-profile scheduled speakers, on a list that also includes business executives, journalists, scholars and some elected officials.

#1: So, being a paranoid - it's survival attribute for Jews, I'm asking: is this Hillary's way of promoting Tulsi?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 02:00 ||Top

#2: Tulsi is the enemy. She backed Sanders in 2016. Bill thinks she's cute. She's a veteran and an attractive woman who frequently speaks out regarding 'endless wars' aka the Deep State product line.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 05:06 ||Top

#3: Hilly was feeling bad about the Tulsi is a Russian asset thing. In her defence she was on second box of wine when she said it.
Posted by: jpal|| 2019-10-20 05:34 ||Top

#4: Are we there yet?
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2019-10-20 06:58 ||Top

#5: Second Amendment hater. Socialist. Danke nein.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 08:45 ||Top

#6: The left/DS has moved away from calling anyone who disagrees or is a threat to them as Nazi to now calling them Russian assets. Isn't that a little schizophrenic and confused?
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 10:45 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 13 Comments 352 words Link to article
[FREEBEACON] Former governor John Kasich
...political has-been Republican governor of Ohio...
(R., Ohio), a legendary asshole even by modern political standards, said Friday that he has been pushed "across the Rubicon," and now thinks President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
should be impeached.

"The issue of impeachment is really big to me," Kasich said. "I say it with great sadness. This is not something that I really wanted to do."

there's more than one way to skin a cat...
Kasich said, the president's behavior with respect to Ukraine "cannot be tolerated."

The former Republican presidential candidate, who was one of the many political opponents humiliated by Trump during the 2016 GOP primary, announced his impeachment swing during an interview with Ana Cabrera on CNN, where he is currently employed as a political commentator.

#1: Another "Republican" admits he reads headlines but doesn't actually read the story.
Posted by: ruprecht|| 2019-10-20 00:42 ||Top

#2: Trump must be having an impact on draining the Swamp. All the Swamp creatures want to impeach him.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2019-10-20 01:11 ||Top

#3: I've nothing to add to John's post.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2019-10-20 02:02 ||Top

#4: John Kasich did solid work his entire political life. It’s a pity Trump Derangement Syndrome has him so firmly in its grip that he can’t see that he’s throwing away his legacy.
Posted by: trailing wife|| 2019-10-20 02:08 ||Top

#5: Kay-sick.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 06:31 ||Top

#6: Kay-SUCK IT.
Posted by: Raj|| 2019-10-20 08:57 ||Top

#7: He has that Greg Stillson vibe for sure.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 09:28 ||Top

#8: He as always seemed to me to be the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question about irrelevancy.
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:55 ||Top

#9: Time for the great realignment to start. Kasich should join Mittens and the Never-Trumpers in Biden & Hillary's new Global Grifter Party.

Let the pro-Trump GOPpers and blue-collar Democrats form a new National Party.
Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:33 ||Top

#10: #4 I now find myself wondering if it was ever truly solid work, or just kabuki designed to cool the marks.

It's interesting to see how GOPers backed off on so many of their stated positions when a genuine opportunity arose to act on them.
Posted by: charger|| 2019-10-20 11:01 ||Top

#11: Trumps major accomplishment will be exposure of the uniparty.
Posted by: Airandee || 2019-10-20 13:17 ||Top

#12: A contributor for CNN. It's the GOPe elephant graveyard.
Posted by: Regular joe|| 2019-10-20 15:23 ||Top

#13: Let's be honest, Kasich has never been anything but a RINO.
Posted by: Silentbrick|| 2019-10-20 17:53 ||Top

Top Posted by 3dc 10/20/2019  00:00 1 Comments 20 words Link to article
[BBC NEWS] Turkey's Erdogan vows to 'crush heads' of Kurdish fighters

#1: Funny cartoon!

To be fair to Erdy, the Turks vs the Kurd Kommies has been playing for some time, lots of bad feelings.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2019-10-20 12:44 ||Top

Top Posted by Fred 10/20/2019  00:00 11 Comments 212 words Link to article
[FOXNEWS] Maya Rockeymoore, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings
...Representative-for-life from Maryland, representing half of Baltimore City, which makes his district ultra-safe, and most of Howard County, which is out-populated by the city. His shiny pate is the reason we pronounce the city name Baldymore. Cummings' politix are so liberal they're tedious, nor is he any more honest than the next seedy professional pol...
, D-Md., and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is expected to run for her late husband’s House seat, according to a report.

Rockeymoore has not yet said whether she plans to run, The Washington Examiner reported.

The Maryland Democratic Party released a statement that Rockeymoore would not be making announcements while she grieves.

"We ask the public and the press to allow Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings ‐ and the rest of the Cummings family ‐ time and space to grieve their loss," the party said.

#1: Of course! Gotta keep that boodle flowing!
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2019-10-20 00:53 ||Top

#2: Nothing says aristocracy and nepotism like having family members "inherit" seats.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2019-10-20 00:57 ||Top

#3: ...There needs to be a 28th Amendment:

1) No person shall be named nor elected to a vacant seat in the House of Representatives or Senate if they are directly related by blood or marriage to the previous office holder.

2) Any person who is disqualified under the above standard may run for the office at the second general election following.

Not even the Soviets did this crap.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski|| 2019-10-20 06:35 ||Top

#4: I want an anti dynasty amendment. Skip a generation, no family members (out to fifth cousins) by birth or marriage from the same generation at the same time.
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2019-10-20 06:40 ||Top

#5: An assumed entitlement of the entitlements.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2019-10-20 06:51 ||Top

#6: Isn't she a felon yet?
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 09:56 ||Top

#7: As I recall she is as crocked as hell. In other words the perfect Democrat Calidate for Baldymore.
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2019-10-20 09:59 ||Top

#8: ^ Shakedown artist who has extorted millions from Johnson and Johnson and other corporates regulated by her hubby's committee.

This is corruption hidden in plain sight. Not even trying to hide it. Avenatti-ish.

Posted by: Lex|| 2019-10-20 10:36 ||Top

#9: WTF ? This sort of thing ... goes ?
Posted by: Dron66046|| 2019-10-20 15:53 ||Top

#10: Dronetc,,,

It didn't used to... or at least it was done in a more professional manner... elegant scams as opposed to smash and grab.
Posted by: Mercutio|| 2019-10-20 20:51 ||Top

#11: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Posted by: SR-71|| 2019-10-20 21:24 ||Top