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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Sounds Off On Trump: ‘I Cannot Remain Silent'
[Huffpoo] Mike Mullen, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, wrote in The Atlantic on Tuesday that he "cannot remain silent" about President Donald Trump any longer.

"It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel — including members of the National Guard — forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president’s visit outside St. John’s Church," he wrote.
They slammed President Trump for being silent and unseen during this crisis, though mostly it was that they did not show him or report his words, then slammed him when he went out in a way they could not ignore. How dare he pollute with his evil presence the church that had been firebombed near the White House, or touch a bible, God’s holy word!
On Monday, Trump threatened to send U.S. troops into American cities to deal with civil unrest in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, last week. After the president spoke, police forced peaceful protesters out of Lafayette Square near the White House so he could walk to the church for a photo op.

Mullen, who served as chairman under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, called the photo op a "stunt" that did little good:
"Whatever Trump’s goal in conducting his visit, he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces."

The retired four-star Navy admiral said armed forces would obey lawful orders.

"But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief," Mullen wrote. "And I am not convinced that the conditions on our streets, as bad as they are, have risen to the level that justifies a heavy reliance on military troops."
So basically he's saying POTUS' orders may not be lawful and in his opinion, should not be obeyed. Nicely done admiral, very nicely done.
Mullen noted that American neighborhoods are our homes ― not "battle spaces," as Defense Secretary Mark Esper described them over the weekend.

"Our fellow citizens are not the enemy and must never become so," Mullen wrote.

Read his full essay here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 11:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Mullen noted that American neighborhoods are our homes ― not "battle spaces," as Defense Secretary Mark Esper described them over the weekend.

Tell that to the dead and wounded Admiral, and thank you for watering the seeds of mutiny and military overthrow.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Must be a pretty good joint...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

#3  "Our fellow citizens are not the enemy and must never become so," Mullen wrote.

Not all of them, but some are.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Way to take whatever honor and dignity of your career and flush it down the toilet. Obviously you were never a loyal American, merely a mercenary in the employ of the Deep State and their traitorous enablers.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/03/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I remember Admiral Mullen. He's the guy who wanted to let Iran have nukes.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#6  "Our fellow citizens are not the enemy and must never become so,"

Sort of missed that big event from 1861 to 1865 hasn't he? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Argument for compulsory euthanization upon retirement from gummint goes up again.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#8  People who want to burn my business and / or kill me are not my fellow citizens.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Park Police already took credit for the incident, no tear gas was used, and the clearing of the area had nothing to do with Trump.

So Mike Mullen just accepts media spin and lies after three years of media spin and 8 years of spin and lies while W was in command? He is a total moron.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

#10  No, he's a lying partisan Dem hack
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 14:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Pentagon just caved and pulled back it's forces
Soros seems to own a lot.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||

#12  You'd think Mullen would have a clear understanding of POTUS duties under the Constitution but then again Mullen is not President, is he?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 17:40 Comments || Top||

#13  "I cannot remain silent"

One of many things that the overclass and teenaged girls have in common.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 19:07 Comments || Top||

#14  The Pentagon is pushing back on reports that active-duty troops are being pulled out of the Washington, D.C., area amid widespread protests over the death of George Floyd.

According to a spokesman for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, “all Title 10 active-duty forces remain in the National Capital Region.” The comment refers to the 1,600 active-duty military police from Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Drum, N.Y., and a battalion from the 82nd Airborne, also out of Fort Bragg, who have been staged outside D.C. at Andrews Air Force Base and Fort Belvoir. - cite
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 19:09 Comments || Top||

#15  Apparently Mad Dog is living up to his name
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#16  MD today:

Instructionsgiven by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that "The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.' Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.'"

Except, er, the brownshirts are homegrown, and these violent anarchists garbed in black are now driving a violent insurrection. It is not a righteous movement for justice and national unity.

The enemy is BLM-Antifa. It is they who are tearing this country apart.

Please open your eyes, General, and focus on the real target here. It's not OrangeMan.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 20:15 Comments || Top||

#17  nstructionsgiven by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that "The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.' Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.'"

Gosh, if only someone had told Lincoln that, we could have avoided a big mess.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 20:23 Comments || Top||

#18  #15 Apparently Mad Dog is living up to his name

Your heroes have feet of clay, conservatives.

Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 20:24 Comments || Top||

#19  Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.

Apparently, General Mattis slept thru the Obama years.
Pity, it's always painful when people you admire say stupid things.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 20:36 Comments || Top||

#20  Your heroes have feet of clay, conservatives.

Put not your faith in (perfumed) princes, nor in the son of man.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 20:39 Comments || Top||

#21  Mattis didn't sleep through the Obama years, he enjoyed them, just like all flag officers, and the FBI management.
Posted by: Thraviper Angusose1878 || 06/03/2020 20:41 Comments || Top||

#22  Your heroes have feet of clay, conservatives.

All heroes have feet of clay, being human. Conservatives, more than anyone, should understand this.

And that thing SteveS said about perfumed princes, too.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 20:59 Comments || Top||

#23  All heroes have feet of clay, being human. Conservatives, more than anyone, should understand this.


Agreed, which makes me wonder why so many of them fall into that trap.

I seem to remember a lot of Nikki Haley enthusiasm (even around here) despite plenty of red flags (so to speak).
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||

#24  What I don't get is generals fooled by the duplicity of the media. That's two today. They should know the media lies. They should now the President doesn't directly order things like crowd clearing. They should know it was the Park Police and not even secret service. Inexcusable ignorance.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 21:35 Comments || Top||

#25  Is it ignorance?
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


Houston Police Chief Rips Donald Trump's Violent Rhetoric: ‘Keep Your Mouth Shut'
[Huffpoo] Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo on Tuesday ripped President Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric on the protests that have erupted nationwide following the death of George Floyd.

"Let me just say this to the president of the United States on behalf of the police chiefs in this country: Please, if you don’t have anything constructive to say, keep your mouth shut. Because you’re putting men and women in their early 20s at risk," Acevedo told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

"It’s not about dominating. It’s about winning hearts and minds," the police chief continued, referencing Trump’s order earlier this week that governors should "dominate" anti-racism protesters.

Acevedo clarified that police did "not want people to confuse kindness with weakness, but we don’t want ignorance to ruin what we’ve got here in Houston."

"And it hurts me to no end because whether we vote for someone or we don’t vote for someone, he’s still our president. But it’s time to be presidential and not try to be like you’re on ’The Apprentice,’" he added. "This is not Hollywood. This is real life, and real lives are at risk."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  That would be Houston's very own Police Chief Art 'MY PEOPLE' Acevedo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Cause violent actions like burning and looting are more acceptable. /sarc

Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/03/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  People who want to burn down my business or smash my car windows out and dance on the hood, I really don't give a f*ck what age they are, what gender they are or what their cause is.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  "This is not Hollywood. But that's who I'm kissing up to..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  As VDH said in a Tucker interview a few days ago;

"You must decide whether you are an American or a tribalist."

Looks as though "Ace" has decided.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Get off your knees. Do your job.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Someone will have to help him get his donut gut up off the floor. That guy will hurt his back and go on disability. Just let Artie get around on all fours.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||

#8  He's a worthless tool. If he had to run for election, he wouldn't win. People outside the center of Houston sneer at the people from central. He's also frustrated that CCW and business owners keep ventilating his thugs when they commit crimes.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/03/2020 10:35 Comments || Top||

#9  CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

Cherry pick much, sweetheart?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#10  It’s about winning hearts and minds,

I've heard that phrase before somewhere. Something about a land war in Asia, was it?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Personally I'd like to see every political position put on the ballot in Nov. No I'm safe because I'm not up for election for 3 more years nonsense.

Might see a few people change their stance.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#12  "It’s not about dominating. It’s about winning hearts and minds,"

Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were unavailable for comment.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/03/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

#13  You will not win the rioters hearts and minds. That's just naive.

You can win the hearts and minds of those that live in the community being over-run and destroyed by supporting peaceful protests and crushing rioting.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#14  Crack the rioters' skulls. Their minds will follow.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Want to see heads literally explode? Trump can do it in one executive order: order the National Militia (all of it) to begin policing the nation. That includes every man aged 16 to 45 (and a lot of volunteers older than that). Give them very detailed rules of engagement: they are to group in squads of 20 or more, one of which is to record on electronic media any action the group participates in. Anyone throwing bricks, Molotov cocktails, water bottles, or other material can be shot without further warning. Anyone setting fire to a commercial, public, or private building can be shot without warning. Any group can arrest anyone participating in or aiding unlawful behavior, including members of the press. Ammunition expended will be replaced by the government.

Rioting will stop, one way or another.

This idiot should be locked up for providing aid and comfort and moral support to a terrorist organization.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 06/03/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#16  /\ Make it so OP.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

#17  The official symbol of democrats is the jackass. For good reason.
Posted by: Lonzo Hupomoting7747 || 06/03/2020 20:59 Comments || Top||

#18  He previously held the same position at the Austin Police Department following a career with the California Highway Patrol.

Sinking
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/03/2020 22:37 Comments || Top||


Poll Finds Clear Majority of Americans Want Military to Help Police Deal With Riots
[Summit News] The silent majority has spoken. A new Morning Consult Poll finds that 58% of Americans want the military brought in to help police deal with riots, with 30% opposing the measure.

Asked if they supported "Calling in the U.S. military to supplement city police forces," 33% said they strongly support the measure and 25% somewhat support it for a total support of 58%, while 19% strongly oppose and 11% somewhat oppose the measure.

The survey also found that 71% of Americans supported using the National Guard as a way of addressing "protests and demonstrations" in U.S. cities.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 08:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  I'd like to point out the contradiction nobody has talked about.
* Media says Trump supports White Supremacists.
* Media says White Supremacists leading riots.
* Trump says you loot we shoot.
So the media is saying Trump threatened to have White Supremacists shot?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 15:26 Comments || Top||


Get Up Off Your Knees By Michelle Malkin
[Creators.com] Dear law-abiding Americans:

You have done nothing wrong.

Being white is not a crime. Being a Trump voter is not a crime. Being a police officer sworn to "protect and serve" every day is not a crime. Being a non-white police officer proud to uphold and enforce law and order is not a crime. Being a black or brown or yellow American who rejects excusing criminal behavior is not a crime.

Rejecting collective guilt is not a crime. Refusing to acknowledge "white privilege" when you were born poor, or in a broken home, or with physical or psychological challenges, is not a crime. Embracing the historic American nation, instead of erasing it, is not a crime.

Enforcing your private property rights is not a crime. Teaching your wife and children to use a gun in self-defense is not a crime. Owning an AR-15 or two is not a crime.

Do not let the media, Hollywood, academics or politicians gaslight you. Stop internalizing lies. Who are the criminals? Who are the heroes? Who are the makers and keepers of peace? Who are the sowers and reapers of hate?

The Proud Boys, who have guarded their communities and country for the past three years, were the lone citizen soldiers in the battle against antifa that no one else on the ground wanted to fight. The group and its leader, Gavin McInnes, have suffered greatly for trying to stop the violence now raging nationwide. McInnes has been deplatformed everywhere and falsely labeled a "white supremacist." Scores of Proud Boys of all colors have lost their jobs after being doxxed by antifa vigilantes. Two Proud Boys are in prison, railroaded by New York Democrats, after a Kafkaesque trial in which the cop-hating antifa "victims" who lured the Proud Boys into an October 2018 street brawl refused to press charges or testify.

Their crime? These unapologetic Americans stood on their feet, not on their knees.

Journalists and photographers who documented antifa violence for the past three years, such as Andy Ngo, Chelly Bouferrache and Brandon Brown in Portland, Oregon, have endured physical assaults, death threats and harassment. Many others have gone into hiding and suffer in silence.

Their crime? Exposing antifa anarchy, standing eye to eye against their assailants, on their feet, not on their knees.

Working-class Irish, German and Polish-American men of Fishtown, a northeast Philadelphia suburb, came together this week to prevent their neighborhood from being pillaged and burned in the name of "social justice" like the rest of the City of Brotherly Riots. They banded together outside the 26th police precinct, armed with bats and golf clubs, and faced down Black Lives Matter protesters who were there to taunt and provoke the cops.

Turn off CNN and tune into the facts on the ground. At least 25 Philadelphia cops have been hurt during mob violence this week. It's an all-out war on the thin blue line. At least 150 cops have been assaulted — four nearly murdered — in New York City as of Tuesday afternoon. Two Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officers were run over late Monday night. In addition, 51 members of the U.S. Park Police were injured; a Cincinnati cop was grazed by a bullet aimed at his head; four St. Louis officers were shot; one retired St. Louis police captain was killed; a Las Vegas Metro cop was shot; and a federal officer was shot and killed in Oakland — all in the name of peace, tolerance and reparations.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 08:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Being white is not a crime. Being a Trump voter is not a crime.

Who knew ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Good for this woman. She has more/bigger stones than all our weepy kick-me politicos and cuckold-cops put together.

Here's a slogan: Stand Up + Fight Back.

Not as random, one-off, spontaneous, isolated and unarmed good samaritans confronting mobs after they've attacked and bloodied fellow citizens but as organized, focused, well-armed battalions proactively taking positions to defend known targets.

I didn't know about this - we need 100 more such examples of valor and solidarity by armed groups:

Working-class Irish, German and Polish-American men of Fishtown, a northeast Philadelphia suburb, came together this week to prevent their neighborhood from being pillaged and burned in the name of "social justice" like the rest of the City of Brotherly Riots. They banded together outside the 26th police precinct, armed with bats and golf clubs, and faced down Black Lives Matter protesters who were there to taunt and provoke the cops.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:52 Comments || Top||

#3  "City of Brotherly Riots" - nice

In that vein: Minnie-NoPolice
Baltimore: Harm City
Faint Louis
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I saw a young women who was interviewed on TV the other day and she was going on about being protected by her white skin. However, she was at the demonstration and riot to share her white skin protection with those not so fortunate. I'm not even sure what that means.

I thought, "Honey are you ever naïve and misguided. Where in the heck does she get such notions?"
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Lots of Whitekandans™ these days.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||

#6  she was going on about being protected by her white skin.

We’ve seen plenty of videos over the past few days demonstrating that white skin is no protection against Antifa/Black Lives Matter cadres. Either she is affiliated with one of more of the Black Bloc groups, or she is their dupe. If the former she’ll be among those dishing it out; if a dupe, she may end up attacked in one of the many horrifying videos we’ve seen over the last few days.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#7  The protection of the white skin means they are pushed forward to delay the police while the Antifa and BLM scoot on to another block.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||

#8  Here's a slogan: Stand Up + Fight Back.

Not as random, one-off, spontaneous, isolated and unarmed good samaritans confronting mobs after they've attacked and bloodied fellow citizens but as organized, focused, well-armed battalions proactively taking positions to defend known targets.


Yes.

Organization and infrastructure are key for the long term fight.

Too many on the Right made a mistake thinking that we could outsource our protection to institutions that have been totally converged -- including law enforcement and the military.

Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 22:49 Comments || Top||


Reuters Exclusive: Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump's response - Reuters/Ipsos
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans sympathize with nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and disapprove of President Donald Trump’s response to the unrest, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

The demonstrations, some of which have turned violent, began last week after a Minneapolis police officer was videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, even after Floyd appeared to lose consciousness. The officer has been charged with murder.

The survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday found 64% of American adults were "sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now," while 27% said they were not and 9% were unsure.

The poll underscored the political risks for Trump, who has adopted a hardline approach to the protests and threatened to deploy the U.S. military to quell violent dissent. The Republican president faces Democrat Joe Biden in November’s election.

More than 55% of Americans said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of the protests, including 40% who "strongly" disapproved, while just one-third said they approved - lower than his overall job approval of 39%, the poll showed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Antifa apologists, nothing more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  What bovine egesta.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  I think Rooters is confusing protests and riots.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/03/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Reuters must stick to the script.
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Straight from TASS.
Posted by: Hupiger Whoting8374 || 06/03/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Appealing to their urban readership would certainly be a Non sequitur. Their obvious disinformation must be targeted elsewhere.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Via InstaPundit and Mark Tapscott:
Latest Morning Consult survey finds 58 percent of respondents support using the military to help law enforcement end rioting and looting sparked by Antifa and other anarchist groups in the wake of George Floyd’s horrendous May 25 murder.

Americans don't seem to be very sympathetic w/ the Antifa/BLM rioters at all.
Posted by: Hupiger Whoting8374 || 06/03/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Maskirova is I think the Russian term for Rooters
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump should have just showed a video of Obama's response to riots because the responses were basically the same except that Obama gets the benefit of the doubt regarding racism and causing rioters thugs.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#10  As usual: "Show me the Poll Internals First!" before I decide if it means anything. An elective in Political Science taught me that many years ago.
Posted by: magpie || 06/03/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#11  You mean TASS. Got it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/03/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

#12  If by 'sympathize' you mean 'get ready to crack Antifa skulls open and break noses & ribs', then yes, I sympathize with them.

Can you tell I've been itching to field test my bad leg, which isn't so bad anymore? Pretty soon I'll be a fully operational Death Star.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 13:53 Comments || Top||

#13  Clem nails it.
US doesn't sympathize with rioters, but they do sympathize with the protesters. That is why the media has been conflating the two.

Trump has chosen to do his job, in a Federal system this is not the President's problem, but he is trying to motivate the cowardly governors and Mayors to actually do something. Anything. Before their cities are burned down.

Hopefully he told them on that phone call that there will be no Federal money for rebuilding cities they allowed to burn.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||


Tucker Carlson Spent Tons of Politcal Capital In This Monologue (lengthy video)
[PJ] Most believe that Fox News host Tucker Carlson has accrued a good deal of political capital with President Trump. Many have credited him with impressing the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic on him during a trip to Mara Lago specifically for the purpose. When Dave Rubin recounts meeting the President, he recalls the Don Jr. told his father he had probably seen Rubin on Tucker’s show.

It is safe to assume that the president probably saw Tucker’s monologue last night. At 26 minutes it is significantly longer than usual because the host had quite a bit to say. It is also very possible that he spent some of the accrued political capital to speak for the average American that does not have a platform.

I agree strongly with some of his sentiments. I also think he made a few mistakes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ‘The trailer parks are rock-solid. What choice do they have? They’ve got to vote for us’
~ Jared Kushner
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm guessing Trump came to Washington knowing he had to keep Kushner and Ivanka on short leashes, and he has done just that. More convicts have been released from jail because of COVID hysteria than Kushner's policy nostrums. And I seriously doubt he is part of the re-election braintrust inner circle.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Tucker was fairly tame towards Trump compared to others. Tucker understands how Federalism works.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||


Stop Kneeling. Start Policing
[PJ] After a week of bloody, destructive riots with cities duly torched and looted, ABC News has offered up a misty-eyed story about how police around the country are kneeling — Colin Kaepernick style — alongside protesters. In some cases, they’ve actually joined protests in uniform.

Protests were prompted by the outrageous killing of Floyd George, while in Minneapolis police custody. Floyd’s killing was captured on video. The killing set off protests. But those protests appear to have turned into something much more organized and sinister.

This week’s riots have demonstrated that some protesters and all rioters aren’t on our side. And now the cops are kneeling with them. To them.

Kaepernick kneeled because he hated cops and held the United States in contempt. He was a first-rate blame-America-firster.

But there is something deeply wrong with cops kneeling to the rage mob in this obsequious manner. They shouldn’t bend to emotion, they should do their jobs.

Wittingly or unwittingly, police, wanting to appear sincerely aggrieved by the death of Floyd — and they should — have knelt with people who could have been responsible for burning churches, kicking citizens in the head, and boosting AR-15s from cop cars. The ABC piece included the image of Camden, N.J., cops marching with the protesters. Among them was police chief Joseph Wysocki.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 01:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  The Thin Blue Line is well on the way to being another Disney / NFL / NBA franchise.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 1:50 Comments || Top||

#2  One bit of advice to the cops - stop playing their game; they want you to kneel. To them.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 1:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "But kneeling is so much easier! Don't worry though, we'll be swinging those batons when we catch somebody surfing!"
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 2:01 Comments || Top||

#4  It's perfectly OK to kneel while taking an aim.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Anybody read the book "Dial 9-1-1 and Die"?
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Can citizens reasonably expect to be protected by the kneeling police?

Or will the police side with the looters?

This looks like the open, ceremonial declaration of an anarcho-tyrannical(*) political alliance against the general public.

Even if the intentions are good this is terrible optics.

(*)
"Francis's term "anarcho-tyranny" refers to armed dictatorship without rule of law,[21] or a Hegelian synthesis when the state tyrannically or oppressively regulates citizens' lives yet is unable to enforce fundamental protective law.[22][23] Commentators have invoked the term in reference to situations when governments focus on weapon confiscation instead of stopping looters."
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/03/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Ah, the Eat-a-Dick pose.
Posted by: Hupiger Whoting8374 || 06/03/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Heard a remark that stuck with me.
Don't know how real it is but the time frame is right.

"These are the children of the cocaine and X clubbers from the 80's."
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Next up: Grab Yer Ankles. For Peace.
Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Any of 'em kneeling after dark?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/03/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||

#11 
#6 Can citizens reasonably expect to be protected by the kneeling police?


No.

Or will the police side with the looters?


They effectively have.

Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||


This Is Not a Revolution. It's a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation
[Rutherford Institute] "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you—pull your beard, flick your face—to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you."—John Lennon

Brace yourselves.

There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Chinavirus scam pissed away that game.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Whynotboth.gif
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 0:11 Comments || Top||

#3  It's is not a revolution, it's bunch of idle kids (thank you modern educational system with college degrees for all) LARPing a revolution.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 2:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The author talks about the police state but then makes the point the George Floyd was black. This police state is color blind, or?
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd say this guy has flipped.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/03/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  As soon as you get police attention, all kinds of bad things can happen. Of course, deciding to not get police attention is no guarantee you won't...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#7  So much for the blueprint.
Where's the REDprint?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 18:43 Comments || Top||


Michael Yon: ANTIFA and other clowns better have their OPSEC on
Happy hunting, guys!
[Facebook] ANTIFA and other clowns better have their OPSEC on, but my strong guess is that they already screwed up so much on OPSEC that they are about to know what it's like to be hunted by real predators who are straight up killers and love their jobs.

ANTIFA clowns probably have little idea at how quickly and surely their networks and nodes will be mapped. Minutes. Especially if you carry a phone or similar device, they will know everyone you met with, everywhere you went, books you browsed online, where you travelled, when you travelled, what time you hit the toilet, when you sleep.

They will know if you are gay or not by the way your handle your phone. They will know more about you than you know about you.

They will know every financial transaction. If any billionaire or famous person has supported you, they will know.

All compromised. All your contacts around the world. And your contacts' contacts, where they vacation, who your girlfriend or boyfriend is sleeping with while you are playing ANTIFA.

They may share your information or that of your contacts with foreign intelligence services who may target you or your contacts overseas.

They will know any journalists you contact -- or if maybe you are a journalist at, say, CNN -- who nightlights as ANTIFA.

If you are a cop, or married to one, they will know. If you are in the US military, you will be caught. Instantly.

They might not say a word.

They might just watch you for years. Many years. Or they might blow a hole in your wall and you wake up with a gun in your face.

Or, maybe, many years from now when you thought you got away, a small team will bundle you off a beach at night and onto a dark boat and your disappearance will barely make a footnote, and may never even hit the news.

You are up against big boys and girls who play by adult rules.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [508 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Too bad the Deep State is far more likely to use that info against us than Pantifalalala.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice presentation, TW!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 0:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I hope Yon is not thinking of the intelligence folks for 20 or 30 years ago. I hope he's right.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/03/2020 0:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Nice presentation, TW!

Mr. Yon did all the work, Skidmark — all I did was copy and paste.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 0:50 Comments || Top||

#5  I can only hope this man is given the authority he needs to go after these animals. And that punishments be appropriate. And that those punishments stick. And that they learn and not become more hardened.
Posted by: gorb || 06/03/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

#6  People expecting anything Michael Yawn says to amount to anything will be severely disappointed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 1:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The OPSEC will be used on us not establishment tools like Antifa.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/03/2020 4:37 Comments || Top||

#8  It's our OPSEC, I'm worried about. Tough to run a counter-insurgency when you bosses in Congress are on the other side.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/03/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ Certainly not an anecdotal comment. (Nov 1, 1955 – Apr 30, 1975)
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#10  It is much more likely that "they" view ANTIFA and looters as nascent colectivos in service to "them" and "their" agenda.

Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/03/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#11  ^Sorta reminds you of Prussian artistos vis a vis the Godwin's law fellow.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#12  It took 18 years to find Whitey Bulger. 60's radical and cop killer Katherine Ann Power was on the run for 23 years after being put on the FBIs most wanted list in 1970. Often times, the police get the wrong house in a high risk-entry and bust into some poor schlump's house--mistaken identity does happen. Just saying.

If you don't mind living the street life, there is always one of those "Sanctuary Cities" like San Francisco to get lost in. You might have to operate on a cash basis only and dump the cell phone and computer. You need to make certain your DNA doesn't end up in some data base. (The French Foreign Legion and a new identify is not an option if you are wanted for a serious crime.)

The article makes one wonder if and how long a person could remain invisible in today's world?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#13  It took 18 years to find Whitey Bulger.

Largely because the FBI didn't want to find Whitey Bulger, being on their payroll for so long and having serious dirt on H. Paul Rico, Vino Connolly and, well, the rest of the Boston FBI office.
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#14  /\ Not anxious to find Nadal Hasan, the Awan family, the Tsarnaev bros, Flynn 302's, etc.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#15  They did catch the UnaBomber, but that was because they didn't figure out his targets were conservatives until after the fact.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#16  But the sure have kept Lon Horiuchi safe for some time now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/03/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#17  /\ Yep, known hot-head during his assignment to the 101st as I recall. Just the fellow you need on an FBI sniper team.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#18  #13 Largely because the FBI didn't want to find Whitey Bulger, being on their payroll for so long and having serious dirt on H. Paul Rico, Vino Connolly and, well, the rest of the Boston FBI office.

Guess who covered it up when he was Director of the FBI?

Why, none other than our friend Robert Mueller.

Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#19  /\ They couldn't or didn't want to find Flynn's original 302. However, they did try to find Russian collusion everywhere (even when it didn't exist anywhere) except with HRC and her camp followers.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#20  It is much more likely that "they" view ANTIFA and looters as nascent colectivos in service to "them" and "their" agenda.

That's because they _are_ colectivos... essentially.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/03/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#21  To late. We need their names. We know who they are. Lets get on with this and get them in jail.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/03/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#22  They're already being released from jail.
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#23  Wonder if upon release they are told to burn a different city down to avoid too much embarrasment.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/03/2020 16:41 Comments || Top||

#24  an unredacted Oz Walsh Report for the GSM world.
For the US - the electronic frontier properly covers Gore's CALEA wiretap act
For the US - look at the sensors in your tires that broadcast all sorts of stuff to the EPA
And when you do the pollution test on your car the state gets the time and place of everywhere you have been in that car since the last test
Then the cell phones...
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 21:17 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Dog exorcisms prohibited!
[Twitter]
That's too bad. My dog's much happier since his head stopped spinning around 360 degrees.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "He's not possessed, he's just a lab."
Posted by: charger || 06/03/2020 1:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Does it refer to the act of freeing a human soul that's been possessed by a dog?

= a cryptic reference a la "casting out the pooch"???
Or "hair of the dog that bit ya"?


Posted by: Lex || 06/03/2020 1:20 Comments || Top||

#3  All dogs go to heaven.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/03/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Didn't Stephen King already do this?
Posted by: Raj || 06/03/2020 1:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Explaining Hillary.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/03/2020 22:40 Comments || Top||


Economy
Covid has exposed America as a failed state
UnHeard via HotAir
It is remarkable how the effects of Covid on the international system mirrors its impact on individuals. Its lethality, in the acute phase, may be lower than we feared, yet there is a risk of sudden catastrophic relapse after a seeming period of recovery, and the long-term effects are of a gravity we can only dread.

...The greatest morbidity the virus has latched onto in the global order is the rivalry between the United States and China. This contest is not new — International Relations scholars have long debated the ’Thucydides Trap,’ named after the agonising and destructive struggle between Athens and Sparta chronicled by the Greek historian, wherein a rising power is inexorably drawn into conflict with the hegemon it displaces.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 03:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nope,
You just let yourself be bribed by the seeming ease (and false accounting) of making money by accumulating debt.
And of "free trade" between countries subsidised by tariffs within the country (taxes on working) which merely enriched the establishment at the expense of the rest.
This was all predicated on selling "the big economic lie" that the country was getting richer as land prices rose faster than incomes.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/03/2020 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  p.s. With all due respect to the author, none of this is new. To wit, the electoral victory of the candidate with the slogan "Make America Great Again".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#3 

He might have a few good points but the pessimism and the smug look on this little prick's face forced me to stop reading.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/03/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||


Dow futures march higher as investors await private-sector jobs report
[Market Watch] U.S. stock-index futures pointed to further gains on Wednesday after the stock market closed at its highest level since early March.

HOW ARE BENCHMARKS PERFORMING?
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMM20, 0.55% YM00, 0.56% were up 109 points, or 0.4%, at 25,810, those for the S&P 500 index ESM20, 0.41% ES00, 0.41% were trading 9.10 points, or 0.3%, higher at 3,086.25, while Nasdaq-100 futures NQM20, 0.38% NQ00, 0.38% gained 22.25 points to reach 9,670, a rise of 0.2%.

On Tuesday, the Dow DJIA, +1.05% rose 267.63 points, or 1.1%, to end at 25,742.65, marking its highest close since March 6, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.82% rose 25.09 points, or 0.8%, closing at 3,080.82, its loftiest finish since March 4, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.59% advanced 56.33 points, or 0.6%, to finish at 9,608.37, representing its best closing level since Feb. 20.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 02:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Magic numbers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ From one who worships them
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  If it makes you feel better, Frank...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 5:41 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ I would never suggest matrimony, but we must try to get along ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 7:04 Comments || Top||

#5  You better not - I'm looking for a heiress.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Be nice, or all y'all'll be SPAMCOPPED!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ I Spamcopped you yesterday in error Skid. My apologies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Heat of the moment Ah'm sure.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/03/2020 18:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Judge Sullivan Delivers Response in Flynn Case and It’s Something
[RedState] Judge Emmet Sullivan has delivered his response in the Michael Flynn case to the writ of mandamus. He tapped an outside attorney to make his case for him, something that is apparently highly unusual under these circumstances, where both parties are asking for a dismissal after new evidence of FBI malfeasance came to light. If this judge can’t make his own arguments and decisions, why is he on the case?

Undercover Huber broke down much of what’s in it earlier today. I’m not a lawyer and won’t play one, but there’s a lot in here that strikes me as ridiculous.
Long Twitter thread at the link laying out Undercover Huber’s analysis.
The idea that Sullivan can delay justice yet again without causing any harm is ludicrous. Lawyers aren’t free, nor is the emotional toll Flynn is being put through. The repeating of MSNBC conspiracy theories and claiming to want to do something (debate the declaration of innocence in court) he’s already denied earlier are nice touches for the judge.

We’ll see where this goes. I suspect Sullivan is simply trying to save face at this point. In the end, he’ll grant the motion or he’ll get slapped down from above. Either way, Flynn is going to go free, as he should.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The idea that Sullivan can delay justice yet again without causing any harm is ludicrous.

A few years ago, a story of what happened to Flynn would be considered a ridiculous & paranoid right-wing fantasy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 2:39 Comments || Top||

#2  In Appellate Brief, DOJ Unloads On Behavior Of Rogue Judge In Flynn Case
The Department of Justice on Monday unloaded on the antics of the rogue federal judge overseeing the Michael Flynn trial, accusing him of usurping the constitutional authority of the executive branch to make prosecutorial decisions and ignoring both statutory law and federal court precedent requiring him to dismiss the case against Flynn.

After Judge Emmet G. Sullivan refused to grant the unopposed DOJ motion to dismiss the charges against Flynn after the government unearthed and relevant reams of evidence that the government had abused its power and unlawfully targeted Flynn, Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell filed a writ of mandamus with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking it to order the trial court to dismiss the charges against Flynn. The appellate court ordered Sullivan to respond by close of business on June 1 and invited DOJ to file its own response as well.

In a sign of how important DOJ views the underlying constitutional issues in the case, the formal brief to the appellate court wasn’t just signed by the line attorney managing the government’s case. Instead, it was signed by Noel J. Francisco, the Solicitor General of the United States who is tasked with representing the U.S. government in the most important appellate cases across the country; Brian A. Benczkowski, the Assistant Attorney General and head of DOJ’s entire criminal division; Deputy Solicitors General Jeffrey B. Wall and Eric J. Feigin; assistants to the Solicitor General Frederick Liu and Vivek Suri; Michael R. Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Kenneth C. Kohl, the acting Principal Assistant United States Attorney for D.C.; and Jocelyn S. Ballantine, the line prosecutor handling the Flynn case at trial.

“The Constitution vests in the Executive Branch the power to decide when—and when not—to prosecute potential crimes,” DOJ argued in its brief. Rules of federal criminal procedure, cited by Sullivan in support of his gambit to appoint himself both judge and prosecutor in the inquisition against Flynn, “do[] not authorize a court to stand in the way of a dismissal the defendant does not oppose, and any other reading of [those rules] would violate both Article II and Article III” of the constitution, DOJ wrote.

“Nor, under the circumstances of this case, may the district court assume the role of prosecutor and initiate criminal charges of its own,” the brief continued. “Instead of inviting further proceedings the court should have granted the government’s motion to dismiss.”

In their brief to the appellate court detailing the facts of the Flynn case, Francisco and the other DOJ attorneys noted that prior to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) ambush interview of Flynn on January 24, 2017, “the FBI identified no ‘derogatory information’ about petitioner and determined that he ‘was no longer a viable candidate’ for investigation.”
Posted by: Frank G || 06/03/2020 4:06 Comments || Top||

#3  If this judge can't make his own arguments and decisions, why is he on the bench?
Posted by: Clem || 06/03/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||

#4  ^I've an answer, but it's racisss.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/03/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||


#6  An "Obamanation" of justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/03/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#7  I see little evidence of investigative rigor or original thought. Very likely taking orders from someone. Just curious.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Very likely taking orders from someone.

When one is in sync with the zeitgeist, there is no need for the giving and receiving of orders. A laughing comment tossed off by someone when the group gathers for their regular after-work drinkiepoo more than suffices to achieve alignment of understanding.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/03/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ An 'implied order', as opposed to a 'specified order' (mil terminology). Excellent point TW.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/03/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Troublemaker vs. Superpower: Iran’s absurd claim of power equivalence with US
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] As America and its allies spend trillions to stimulate their economies and mitigate consequences of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
lockdown, Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and its satellite states have either been begging international organizations for loans or have been simply defaulting on their debt and watching their economies sink.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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