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‘IS militants’ launch attacks in Chechnya; five killed
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
She's got hers: Elizabeth Warren proposes ban on lawmakers owning individual stocks, in fiery speech
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She's just making sure she's firmly positioned to the left of, well, everybody.
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  ....and she doesn't own stocks herself, just mutual funds!
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 2:55 Comments || Top||

#3  If they would only tell us what they are BUYING !
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/22/2018 3:20 Comments || Top||

#4  She belongs in stocks.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/22/2018 6:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Not her worst idea. Congress keeps exempting itself from the insider trading laws. Harry Reid certainly made out like a bandit.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/22/2018 8:54 Comments || Top||

#6  She's running for re-election in 2018. Politicians tend to say many things at election time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 12:00 Comments || Top||

#7  McCain even pretended to be conservative in the 4 months before every re-election
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2018 12:25 Comments || Top||

#8  McCain even pretended to be conservative in the 4 months before every re-election

Must have been dreadful.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/22/2018 15:47 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
An Army of FBI Whistleblowers Are Ready To Testify Against Mueller
[BigLeaguePolitics] Special counsel Robert Mueller’s record as FBI director is coming under fire from a coalition of whistleblowers who previously served under him and are willing to testify about his allegedly illegal activities.

As House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Goodlatte prepares to interrogate Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, husband of Fusion GPS operative Nellie Ohr, and Rep. Jim Jordan of the House Oversight Committee digs into the complex "Operation Crossfire Hurricane" plot that targeted President Donald Trump, members of Congress are growing more aware of the massive problems with Mueller’s case and with his own alleged lawbreaking.

These whistleblowers are prepared to testify under oath that Mueller committed perjury and other crimes in his effort to conceal massive off-the-books citizen surveillance programs rolled out in succession by the Bush and Obama administrations.

A former FBI special agent accuses Mueller of lying to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding the scope of his surveillance programs. Another NSA and CIA whistleblower accuses Mueller of overseeing a secretive program that surveilled President Donald Trump while Trump was a private citizen ‐ an accusation that is already being heard in court. Another whistleblower claims that former FBI agents would testify with documentation that Mueller stifled their investigations into certain terrorist networks. These accusations could form the basis of a congressional investigation, or could be used by insiders close to the president as leverage in the Russia collusion case dominating Washington discourse.

Former Mueller employee Chuck Marler told Big League Politics in an exclusive statement that Mueller lied to the Senate, informing the Intelligence Committee that his surveillance programs were smaller and less wide-ranging than they really were. Mueller’s lies blocked Senate oversight of his work and allowed him to expand surveillance programs that concerned officials in his own Bureau. FBI agents who complained were punished and threatened with arrest.

Here is Chuck Marler’s statement to Big League Politics, presented in its entirety:

"I used to work for the Special Surveillance Group (SSG) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Robert Mueller was my Director. I have been wrestling with his disregard for my safety and his dishonesty with my and other coworkers’ concerns. That is why in 2008 I decided to quit the Bureau early and start my own business and get away from the corruption of certain members of the FBI management. I saw firsthand how dishonest some of them could be. Since Mueller has taken over as Special Counsel, I’ve been concerned about him continuing that behavior which leads me to the following.
Continues.
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 08/22/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OK, lets see it. Congress do you have the cojones?

Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 08/22/2018 1:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Blah, blah, blah. This has got to be deliberate misinformation at this point. We keep hearing justice is right around the corner. Show me people arrested or on trial and we'll talk.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/22/2018 1:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm pretty sure we saw a similar headline a few months ago. Nothing to see here folks, move along...
Posted by: Raj || 08/22/2018 2:27 Comments || Top||

#4  I'll believe it after it happens.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 2:47 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 I'm pretty sure we saw a similar headline a few months ago. Nothing to see here folks, move along...
Posted by: Raj 2018-08-22 02:27


...Sadly, this.

There are no whistleblowers.

There is no magic bullet out there that will suddenly stop the investigations.

Hilary is not about to be charged.

There is nothing. We're watching a completely legal and well-executed coup d'etat, and there's not a damned thing we can do about it.

Mike

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 08/22/2018 5:14 Comments || Top||

#6  We're watching a completely legal and well-executed coup d'etat, and there's not a damned thing we can do about it.

Yes there is. It would require putting the fear into the Left. I won't state openly the obvious, but it is going to come to that.
Posted by: Thrinese Sforza1318 || 08/22/2018 7:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, yes, and Bat Boy™ is going to fly down in his Nazi UFO™ from that secret Fourth Reich Lunar Base™ as well... Show me some action and I will start paying attention.
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2018 10:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Vote in November against the Democratic party candidates at all levels. Vote against them even if the Republicans are far from ideal. If the margin is too big, as it was in 2016 in enough districts in key states, they won’t be able to steal the election they are trying to intimidate us into giving up without a fight.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2018 10:24 Comments || Top||

#9  I suspect a lot of folks within the FBI completely disagree with Mueller and think he's a political hack, but have no actual information to testify about because their jobs in no way intersect with Mueller.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/22/2018 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  What Trailing Wife said. Get out and vote.

The MSM reporting is so bad on Trump. For example, it was being reported this a.m. by ABC and others that "Trump gets rebuffed in Wyoming." "The candidate Trump backs for governor loses in the primaries." There was a 5000 vote difference between the candidate Trump supported and the candidate who won. The story was all about Trump's candidate losing and the rest was about the Democrats winning. The real story is that the Pub turnout was something like 100,000. The leading Pub candidate scored 37,000+ votes. The winning Dem candidate won a little over 12,000 votes and the total turnout was around 16-17,000 for the Dems. The Pub candidate garnered 3 times as many votes as the Dem winner.

Another dishonest job in reporting is the whole business with Lanny Davis reporting on his client Michael Cohen. Also the Manafort reporting sucks.

It's no new news that the MSM is a propaganda arm for the Democratic Party and they have lost all semblance of honest reporting.

Get out and vote like your life depended upon it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/22/2018 11:34 Comments || Top||

#11  From the Stock Propaganda Photo Department File:
Fox News shows the *usual Scary Dark Cooling Tower Water Vapor Cloud (E-vile CO2 Bad Hissss)* photo with the chyron about Trump vowing relief on EPA's anti-Coal Regulations to help West Virginia residents.
Posted by: magpie || 08/22/2018 12:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Ah'm pricing win mags.
Ah have 180 grain ballots.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/22/2018 18:09 Comments || Top||

#13  Well, that seemed to get a little attention...

76 days from today, those of us quaintly valuing our votes will cast them, this despite headwinds.

The antithisis to confidence is hope, and hope is what many have have been exhausted to. My congresscritters' and Senators' (rhymes with Turbin) phone answerers politely take my calls and then, I'm certain, "file" the notes. Pretty sure letters have the same end. So, I can do nothing more than express my opinions at the voting booth, even as my thumb and fore-fingertips lose feeling from tightly pinching my nose.

That, and hope.
Posted by: Anomolous Sources || 08/22/2018 21:49 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
U.S. Republicans like Netanyahu; Democrats, not so much
[Jpost] There is both good and bad news for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Gallup poll of American attitudes to six foreign leaders published on Tuesday.

The good news is that among Republicans, 64% view Netanyahu favorably, putting him at the top of the list that includes the leaders of Britain, Canada, Germany, Russia and North Korea.

The bad news is that only 17% of the Democrats view him favorably, putting him well behind Britain’s Theresa May, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Germany’s Angela Merkel.
A man is measured by his enemies
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 04:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  US Republicans like Israel, Democrats not so much.

The Democrats use Netanyahu to justify their anti-semitism.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/22/2018 10:59 Comments || Top||

#2  The Democrats use Netanyahu to justify their anti-semitism

Neh, they are not anti-Semitic: they hate all humans.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 13:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Unlike Britain’s Theresa May, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Germany’s Angela Merkel, there is no question that Netanyahu is looking out for his nation.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 17:52 Comments || Top||

#4  U.S. Republicans like Netanyahu; Democrats, not so much

I must be a Republican. I like Netanyahu a lot, Democrats not so much.
Posted by: gorb || 08/22/2018 23:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Bad Men, Good Presidents
With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one's being a good man guarantee he'll be a good president? Third: Does having a good president require a good man? Is there any evidence of Lord Acton's argument that "great men are almost always bad men"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/22/2018 04:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have a tendency to agree with Lord Acton on this.

Every time we have a war, the bad men win it for us and the good men lose the peace.

Remember what George Orwell said:

"Good men sleep well at night because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf"
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/22/2018 15:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Jimmy Carter was a good man and he was the second worst President of our times. LBJ was a terrible man, and he was also a terrible President.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/22/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Mr. Carter thought he was a good man. What he actually was, and still is, is a typical bigotted Progressive wrapped in the smug and sanctimonious piety of the Church Lady.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/22/2018 20:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Ask the Israeli Juice what a great man he was
Posted by: Frank G || 08/22/2018 20:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Media blitz this week upon Trump. Muller had to add his two cents. Fake news, old news, no news, same old same old news.
Posted by: Dale || 08/22/2018 21:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Ask the Israeli Juice what a great man he was

Or read "Guests of the Ayatollah", Mark Bowden's account of the Iran hostage crisis. I guarantee that no matter what your opinion of Jimmuh is now, you will think less of him after.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/22/2018 21:38 Comments || Top||



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  ‘IS militants’ launch attacks in Chechnya; five killed
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  U.S. Rejects Turkey's Offer to Release Ransom Pastor, Report Says
Mon 2018-08-20
  ‘Allahu Akbar!': Knife-Man Shot Dead After Attacking Spanish Police
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  Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
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  HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
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  American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
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  ISIS Killer Caught in Sacramento
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  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
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  The FBI Finally Makes Peter Strzok Redundant
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  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
  Iraqi cleric "Tater" Sadr wins election vote recount
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  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
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  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
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