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-Lurid Crime Tales-
State Department identifies 23 violations, 'multiple security incidents' concerning Clinton emails
[FOXNEWS] The State Department revealed Monday that it has identified "multiple security incidents" involving current or former employees' handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton's
...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...
emails, and that 23 "violations" and seven "infractions" have been issued as part of the department's ongoing investigation.

The information came in a letter to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is responsible for overseeing the security review.

"To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents," Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the State Department's Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote to Grassley. "DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. ... This number will likely change as the review progresses."
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think she should be in a cell next to Mr. Manning, the young man whose alter ego is also her daughter's namesake.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  IMA waiting for Biden to step down and the Hildebeest to step up.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Federal leftist employees so no jail time. Shame justice on parade.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||


#5  Taylor to Grassley letter here.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#6  But no disciplinary action or jail.

So... kabuki theater
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  From John's link to deep state Taylor.

Consistent with longstanding policy, the Department does not release the names of current or
former employees participating in the security incident program.


Translate, "nah nah na nah nah".

Fire the festering turd yesterday. Then charge her with 23 counts of obstruction!
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 18:12 Comments || Top||

#8  A plume, boredom, foredoom, Profumo:
"No 'who, what, where, when, and to whom!'
Oh, I'd much rather die
Than inquire as to 'why'
Or do something so dire
As pursue smoke to fire
Or consume low amusement. Ewww, sumo!
Call me kooky, Yuki, but I like kabuki."
"Except he's a Tory."
"Ahem. Well. Woohoo, what a story!"

Enter the Donald, stomping (it was kind of a weird dream).
Posted by: Elmutle Protector of the Nebraskans4658 || 06/18/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Broadway Play About Clintons to Close One Month Early
The Broadway production of a play about Bill and Hillary Clinton talking frankly about her 2008 presidential campaign will close a month ahead of schedule, due to low ticket sales.

Starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, Hillary and Clinton was set to close on July 21 but will instead close June 23. It cost $4.2 million to produce.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same name in an alternate universe," and its early closing is linked to "underwhelming ticket sales." Set in a New Hampshire hotel room during that state's 2008 Democratic primary, it touches on marriage and sexism in politics.

A New York Times review mournfully noted that Lucas Hnath's 90-minute play was "asking us to see the world through the eyes of a woman who ostensibly has all the right stuff to be president and yet is never allowed to win."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Did the actors start committing suicide after reading the script?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 06/18/2019 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  An audience favorite was no doubt the Tuzla airport scene, where sharpshooters in the theater rafters fired on the stage...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Because of some "hateful video".
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  My favorite part of the play is when Hillary made the US Olympic team in a brand new event - the ashtray throw.
Posted by: Raj || 06/18/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought it was a lamp, but I guess White House ashtrays can be pretty elaborate...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Is the final scene where they are both led away in orange jumpsuits and hand cuffs???
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Is John Lithgow playing Hillary or Bill?
Posted by: Beau || 06/18/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#8  About her 2008 campaign? You mean, even THAT failure is somehow relevant today?

Was Barry Obama consulted by the Broadway production staff? And, I wonder how was the part where they offer Hillary the job of Sec of State. Scintillating!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/18/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 caused keyboard damage just now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#10  The Beest's brother recently passed away. Is this out of respect for his passing.... or a potential upcoming passing ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#11  "and John McCain as John McCain"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||


#13  Wiped off the bill, like with a cloth
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/18/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||


Amazon hits out at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for saying it pays warehouse workers 'starvation wages' with tech giant saying they pay $15 an hour minimum
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, maybe in your district in New York, but you help solve that problem by killing such a situation before it could start.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  She's the first woman I've ever seen that just her face makes me want to slap her.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#3  As a current a current Amazon employee, I can assure you that many Amazon Fulfillment center employees show no signs of starvation! If there was there would be no need for an Amazon weight loss challenge,
Posted by: Thrise Shomble3667 || 06/18/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  She's the first woman I've ever seen that just her face makes me want to slap her.

Very Herbian.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||

#5  But he's right Skidmark. You don't have to know ANYTHING about her, but you see her face...

Personally I think something people unconsciously recognize within her eyes that turn's the switch on in the head. Doesn't make it right, or even rational. That's why we're civilized, we control our impulses.
Posted by: Charles || 06/18/2019 19:14 Comments || Top||

#6  ...unless you teach or go to Oberlin.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Angela Merkel seen visibly shaking while standing next to Ukraine's president; blames dehydration
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 11:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wasn't that Hillary's excuse? Where did Angela leave her shoe?
Posted by: Alistaire Pelosi4919 || 06/18/2019 13:17 Comments || Top||

#2  The poor dear – everything was going so well, until suddenly it isn’t.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/18/2019 13:30 Comments || Top||

#3  That is what you get for wearing the VonPantsuit

Heat exhaustion.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Wrong.

ANGELA MERKEL STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN HUMAN FORM.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/18/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

#5  She's about to breakout in DANCE!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 23:22 Comments || Top||


Britain
Jeremy Hunt DEFENDS Donald Trump's attack on Sadiq Khan after President retweeted a message calling the capital 'Londonistan' and 'stab city'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Home Secretary tells Donald Trump to stop interfering in UK politics

  • Mr Javid says US President's recent attacks on Sadiq Khan are 'unbecoming'

  • Dominic Raab also criticises Mr Trump for not 'helpful or constructive' remarks

  • But Jeremy Hunt agrees with Mr Trump that Mr Khan is failing to tackle violence

  • Mr Trump called Mr Khan a 'national disgrace' who is 'destroying' London

  • Mayor of London hits back and labels Mr Trump a 'poster boy for racists'
Also in the Daily Mail, perfectly timed to answer the indignation above:
Organised crime gang bosses 'are offering vulnerable teenagers up to £1,000 to stab other youngsters'

Boy, 15, is stabbed in the FACE in brutal north London street fight in weekend of mayhem that saw two other teens murdered in the capital

Lawless London: Gang of more than 100 youths bombard officers with bottles and missiles in 'riot' near Westfield shopping centre
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Somehow all this discussion of Trump's comments seem to have forgotten Khan's unprovoked attacks on Trump before and during his visit and the Trump balloon.
It seems Khan can dish out idiotic criticism but cannot take it.
Posted by: Daniel || 06/18/2019 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes Daniel, because he's a professional victim devout islamic.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/18/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Mr Javid says US President's recent attacks on Sadiq Khan are 'unbecoming'

We yanks have been 'unbecoming' since the original Tea Party and proud of it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  The entire civilized world should "defend" Donald Trump's attack on the Khan man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Call him a son of La Hore"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Rim shot...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Acosta Is His Own Worst 'Enemy'
[REALCLEARPOLITICS] I’m not going to be buying Ace Newshound Jim Acosta
...CNN's showboating White House correspondent...
’s new book. I’ve already been snookered by a slick carnival barker once, back when I was a young man at the Feast of San Gennaro. No need to pay money twice for the same old sleight of hand.

The grifter’s trick is to show you one thing while making you think you’re seeing another. Acosta is pitching a book called "The Enemy of the People" and he wants you to think he is "the people." He isn’t. Is he "The Enemy of the People"? That’s giving him too much credit, but he is the enemy of the truth.

I’ve already written about Acosta numerous times, and included in my book "The Media Matrix" an essay titled "Jim Acosta and the Hubris of Celebrity Journalism" that first appeared at RealClearPolitics. The premise is simple ‐ that news hounds like Acosta have an entitlement mentality. In other words, they have made the mistake of reading their own positive press and thinking they are indispensable. Actually they are just insufferable.

That was on full display in the excerpt CNN published from Acosta’s book last week. What you get is one part self-righteousness, one part self-serving quotes from anonymous sources, one part presumption of Trump’s guilt, and one part hysteria.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  On a last-place network who mainly courts airport hostages travelers
Posted by: Frank G || 06/18/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Never trust a guy whose eyebrows look like caterpillars moving around at random on his forehead.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Why would anyone keep an idiot like him around?

/rhet
Posted by: gorb || 06/18/2019 18:09 Comments || Top||


Democrats plot to call Chris Christie, Paul Manafort and first Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as witnesses
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Democrats are plotting a new strategy to get witnesses before Congress in their investigation of President Donald Trump
    ...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...

  • They will call Trump associates who have never worked in the White House, which would circumvent the president's claim of executive privilege

  • The new witness list could include Corey Lewandowski, Chris Christie, Paul Manafort, and Rick Gates

  • All four played prominent roles in both the 2016 Trump campaign and appeared in special counsel Robert Mueller's report

  • But the White House is arguing executive privilege applies to all Trump advisers and not just those aides who worked in the administration
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Might be worth asking pedostra too
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/18/2019 17:52 Comments || Top||


Ocasio-Cortez Devastated In New Poll From Inside Her District
[DAILYWIRE] A new poll from inside socialist Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
's (D-NY) 14th congressional district has found that among registered voters, the far-left congresswoman is deeply unpopular.

The door-to-door poll from Stop The AOC PAC yielded the following key results:
  • They don’t like her. She has a more than 2:1 ratio of unfavorable (50.88%) to favorable (21.37%) in public opinion.

  • They don’t trust her. Only 10.75% thought she had their best interests in mind in quashing the Amazon deal – 32.60% said she didn’t.

  • They don’t want her. 33.44% are ready to vote against her, and only 13.30% would vote for her.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [418 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She’ll be a flash in the pan. Two years and gone.
Posted by: Cleager Schwarzeneggar4244 || 06/18/2019 3:47 Comments || Top||

#2  New York's answer to Cynthia McKinney.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 3:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Trump/AOC - all polls are fake news this far out. Something that exists just to fill air time and print column. Something to give the sock puppets of media justification for their existence.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/18/2019 6:14 Comments || Top||

#4  New York's answer to Cynthia McKinney.

With matching batshit crazy eyes!
Posted by: Raj || 06/18/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#5  she'll try to ride it out the minimum number of years so she can partake of that sweet sweet pension.

And the Dem powers that be will probably offer her this with her promise that she'll go away
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 06/18/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#6  If she continues to piss off the demoncratic machine, she will be gone next election. Otherwise I expect her to stay in power until the republic collapses.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Time for that Senate run.
Posted by: KBK || 06/18/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

#8  With matching batshit crazy eyes!

Yeah, but nothing can match Cynthia’s Sideshow Bob hairdo.
Posted by: Cleager Schwarzeneggar4244 || 06/18/2019 22:14 Comments || Top||

#9  She'll be tossed out of office for another Demo that didn't vote against Amazon. She'll find success speaking at Democratic fundraisers and spewing nonsense on MSNBC.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/18/2019 23:04 Comments || Top||


Students Slam Trump's 'Pretty Racist' Quotes, Then Learn They're From Biden
*Snicker*
[DAILYWIRE] In a new man-on-the-street video, Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips asks a few pro-Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body...
college students to guess which presidential candidate ‐ Donald Trump
...Oh, noze!...
or Biden ‐ was the source of some racially charged quotes, all of which were infamously stated by Biden. Phillips finds that even though some of the lines have been widely reported, the students all guess Trump for each quote. When they are informed that in fact Biden said all of the "pretty racist" comments, the students express genuine surprise and say the revelation will likely impact their support for the former vice president.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They will just rationalize it as "Trump made Biden sound bad..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  This guy belongs in an extended care facility.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, age is the least of our problems. Younger politicians? I give you AOC and mayor Butt-gig. Established politicians? Looking at you, Amy K. and Kamala-ala-ding-dong. Old? that speaks for itself.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Fifteenth Amendment:
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


The 15th A doesn't say anything about not regulating boneheads contaminating the voting process. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 probably does speak to testing the voters for qualifying knowledge to vote. When does this come up for renewal again?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||



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