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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Joe Biden says Hunter will not engage in foreign business if he wins 2020 race
[Washington Examiner] Joe Biden said that his family members, including Hunter Biden, would not engage in any foreign business if he wins the presidency in 2020.

That's not because Hunter did anything wrong as a board member of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, the former vice president said, but due to questionable business activities of President Trump's children.

"They will not be engaged in any foreign business because of what's happened in this administration," Biden said of Hunter Biden and brother James Biden, in an Axios on HBO interview that aired Sunday. "No one's going to be seeking patents for things from China. No one's going to be engaged in that kind of thing."

Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma while Joe Biden, 77, worked on Ukrainian policy while vice president. House Democrats launched impeachment proceedings against Trump after revelations of a phone call in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens, which Democrats argue Trump did for personal political interests rather than legitimate policy reasons.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 04:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As the US Ambassador to China, he simply won't have the time.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Wouldn't Colombia be more to Hunter's liking?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 5:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Is this a quid pro quo? Hunter not engaging in foreign business for Joe being elected? That's a bum deal.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#4  I got a quid pro quo with the power company. I pay my bill, the lights stay on...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#5  "No one's going to be seeking patents for things from China. No one's going to be engaged in that kind of thing."

Indeed. Patents are granted for useful, ingenious, ninobvious ways of solving a problem.

Whereas Son Hoover aka Lil' Crackpipe's solutions to the problem of how to fund his habits entailed the most obvious and useless form of monetization known to man: trading political influence for money.

You and your spawn wouldn't know about newfangled things like patents, Joe. You made your money the old-fashioned way.
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#6  *nonobvious
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Trump seria condenado 'em três minutos' se fosse a júri, diz deputado da acusação
[OGLOBO] Typical headline from around the world as the Democrats undermine the President of the United States' global stature.

Translation:
"Trump would be convicted 'in three minutes' if he went to the jury, says prosecution deputy" O Globo Noticias (News, Front Page), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Statement attributed to Adam Schiff.


Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like the Dems might win the Copacabana vote.

Too bad they're going to lose Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan...
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||


Britain
Solidarity and anger expressed at ‘Together Against Antisemitism’ rally
[Jpost] The threat to the UK Jewish community will not end following the election, according to a representative of Sussex Friends of Israel.

“If Corbyn gets beaten, who will be blamed? The Jews,” Simon Cobbs of SFI told The Jerusalem Post. “It’s a lose-lose situation for us. If Corbyn gets in, we have an antisemitic Labour government, and if he doesn’t, the Jews will be blamed for it.”

Cobbs spoke as thousands gathered at Parliament Square in London on Sunday for the Together Against Antisemitism rally.

“All we can do is go out and say that we as a community are scared,” said Cobbs. “For me personally, even though it’s a two-and-a-half-hour drive to get there, it’s incredibly important – it’s the last chance before the election to show how angry we are.”

Organized by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, the rally took place four days before the UK general election on Thursday. However, the organization made it clear this was an apolitical rally, “so that Jews and non-Jews alike can say clearly and with one voice that we stand together against antisemitism.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That'll work.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 3:05 Comments || Top||

#2  This goy says, "Tell ya what, guys. Stop voting for leftists and I suddenly have time to grind down right wing haters."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 3:39 Comments || Top||


Influential Corbyn-Supporting Facebook Page Run By Hamas From Gaza
It’s dreadful, but I could barely stop laughing long enough to work up this article for submission.
[Jpost] Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, officials in both Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
and London are working in support of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, ahead of the UK general election on Thursday.

According to Tazpit Press Service (TPS), the "We Support Jeremy Corbyn" Facebook page, one of the largest and most influential Corbyn support networks globally with some 72,000 members, is managed from the Gaza strip.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Home Front: Politix
The Michael Bloomberg Speech He Doesn't Want You To Hear
[BearingArms]
About 95 percent of murders are credited to young, male minorities, he claimed, adding that motives are usually associated with drugs or domestic disputes.

“One of the unintended consequences is people say, ‘Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana. They’re all minorities,’” Bloomberg said. “Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in the minority neighborhoods. Yes, that’s true. Why do you do it? Because that’s where all the crime is.”
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 13:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually he sounds far wiser from back then.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/09/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#2  police should seize guns from male minorities between ages 15 and 25

Minority or non-minority, why should 15 and 16 year olds have access to guns without immediate adult supervision (or with adult supervision of known gang members). Strange isn't it, that they have failed even on that one. It's almost like its an excuse to punish everyone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/09/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#3  It's gonna be fun watching Bloomie go up against Bernie Trotsky and his Red Brigades
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Trotsky was brilliant - an evil genius if you like. Bernie is a moron.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 14:38 Comments || Top||

#5  True. Try Bernie-Squeaky Fromme.
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 14:43 Comments || Top||

#6  "Bernie-Squeaky" for short.
Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

#7  😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Trotsky got his revolutionary thing done. He was dedicated to his cause, and he was ruthless. Even Stalin did everything but kill him (but probably through a proxy in Mexico City). Bernie was and is one of Stalin's termed "Useful Idiots" that fortunate for Bernie, never met Trotsky.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/09/2019 17:27 Comments || Top||


Alan Dershowitz to Mark Levin: Democrats Are Using Soviet Tactics to Take Down Donald Trump
h/t Instapundit
[PJMedia] On the latest episode of "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Fox News Channel, law professor Alan Dershowitz completely destroyed the Democrats' impeachment case against President Donald Trump. "They're searching for a crime... There is no case for bribery," Dershowitz told Levin.

Host Mark Levin asked Dershowitz about the meaning of "bribery." It has, he said, specific meaning. "It doesn't mean everything. It just doesn't necessarily mean this. What does it mean?"

Well, Dershowitz explained, "There are four criteria... We know it when we see it." For example, "when you pay a government official corruptly to perform an illegal act or an act that is motivated by money. But it can't operate when you're the president of the United States and you're conditioning or withholding money in order to make sure that a country isn't corrupt, and you're asking them to investigate. That just doesn't fit any definition of bribery ‐ common law definition of bribery, statutory definition of bribery. However you define the constitutional word bribery, it just doesn't fit."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 13:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:


Schiff's ‘Whistleblower' Eric Ciaramella Held Mysterious Meeting in Obama's White House in September 2016 Likely Covering Ukraine and Soros Groups
[Gateway Pundit] Suspected Deep State ’Whistleblower’ and leaker Eric Ciaramella held a meeting in September of 2016 in Obama’s White House that based on guests involved, likely covered far-left donor George Soros and the Ukraine.

There are several peculiar aspects to a meeting chaired by much-reported "whistleblower" Eric Ciaramella on September 7, 2016 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. All seven invitees signed in between 1:14-1:17 PM for a scheduled 1:30 PM start. Based on the attendee expertise, the meeting’s topic was likely Ukraine.

  • The meeting appears to have involved at least three employees of the National Security Agency, the intelligence organization responsible for gathering and analyzing electronic surveillance. This meeting occurred over a month before the first FBI-initiated, Trump-Russia collusion hoax FISA warrant was issued.

  • The presence of one attendee, the Executive Director of a Soros-funded entity, raises suspicions as to the intended courses of action arising from the meeting, given Eric Ciaramella’s previous meetings with Soros-connected individuals.

  • It appears that three attendees may have signed-in under names other than their own. The names seem to be altered in roughly the same fashion, in such a way suggesting a deliberate intent to deceive. Based on the type of alteration, it gives the impression that the individuals were either instructed to do so or the logs were changed. As yet, none of those, whose names appear to be altered, have responded to a request for verification.

    Criminal or unethical intent of the meeting invitees is in no way assumed or implied, but investigating Ciaramella’s perhaps operational activities while a member of the otherwise think tank-like National Security Council is worthwhile.

    According to White House visitor logs, the names of those at Ciaramella’s meeting are listed as: Michael D. Jarvis, Natalia O. Lassowsky, Bailey S. Holladay, Stefanie L. Stagg, Thomas W. Pucci, Donald M. Camp and Jessica M. Gray.

    Based on available public information, the professional roles of the attendees have been analyzed.

    Michael D. Jarvis became Executive Director of the Soros-funded Transparency and Accountability Initiative in June 2016. He was previously with the World Bank Group working on corporate responsibility issues, anti-corruption, private sector roles in development, and multi-stakeholder governance. Jarvis is a specialist in the oil, gas and mining sectors. George Soros is said to have "extensive business interests in Ukraine," a country with large oil and gas industries.
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 13:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Ukraine = our Uniparty's piñata

    The preferred offshore, off-balance sheet, down-low-and-on-the-QT money tree destination for the Shitshow's second-raters.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||


    Developing: IG Horowitz Report on FISA Abuse Set for 1 PM ET Release
    [GatewayPundit]
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 10:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Alexandra Chalupa name is missing from George Papadopoulos' list.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

    #2  Prepare to be disappointed.

    Mollie Hemingway had a nice, well-researched takedown yesterday--- she pointed out that the IG is the equivalent of the Corporate HR Department. They exist to protect execs while ensuring minimal compliance with laws and regulations.

    There will likely be no "bombshell" revelations.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

    #3  "Clerical errors, ...no political bias"...so much a load of crap that Durham felt compelled to take the extraordinary step in the midst of his criminal investigation to add his voice to AG Barr's in stating that he disagrees with the reports main conclusions. Horowitz didn't dare commit seppuku by attaching the deep state since he has to live there.
    Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/09/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

    #4  Not a bombshell, like all those Trump-destroying ones, but on page 414 - We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI; even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny.
    Posted by: Bobby || 12/09/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

    #5  even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny.

    Not if Clinton had won the election, which was obviously what they were banking on.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 16:41 Comments || Top||

    #6  ^Well, Clinton lost and they're still free.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 16:59 Comments || Top||


    13 things to look for in the DOJ OIG FISA abuse report (plus a link to the document in the comments)
    [Federalist] Today, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz will reportedly issue his findings on the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI’s compliance (or lack thereof) with the legal requirements and internal policies and procedures related to the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications.

    Horowitz’s report follows a 20-month investigation into possible FISA abuse, as well as an inquiry into the DOJ and FBI’s relationship and communications with dossier author Christopher Steele, triggered by requests from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions and members of Congress.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 09:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  PIG = OIG
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

    #2  fixed
    Posted by: Frank G || 12/09/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

    #3  The Dallas Morning News has already informed its readers that the report will not substantiate Trump's claim of a witch hunt.

    What else matters?
    Posted by: Bobby || 12/09/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

    #4  Link to the document in PDF form.
    Posted by: newc || 12/09/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

    #5 
    1. Whitewashing
    2. Obfuscation
    3. Sugarcoating
    4. Palliating
    5. Glossing Over
    6. Overlooking
    7. Omissions
    8. Evasions
    9. Extenuation
    10. Minimization
    11. Downplaying
    12. Deemphasizing
    13. Soft-pedaling

    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

    #6  Pretty much yeah. If Durham pisses on us too, there's going to be ALOT of very angry people.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 12/09/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||

    #7 
    We further found that while Strzok was directly involved in the decisions to open Crossfire Hurricane and the four individual cases, he was not the sole, or even the highest level, decision maker as to any of those matters.


    We also concluded that, under the AG guidelines and the DIOG, the FBI had an authorized purpose when it opened Crossfire Hurricane to obtain information about, or protect against, a national security threat or federal crime, even though the investigation also had the potential to impact constitutionally protected activity.


    Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/09/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

    #8  Set as today’s headline because newc provided a link to the long-awaited document in the comments — all 400+ pages in a neatly typed PDF.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||

    #9  However -

    We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI; even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny.
    Posted by: Bobby || 12/09/2019 14:35 Comments || Top||

    #10  The rest of page 414 is also interesting -

    We believe this circumstance reflects a failure not just by those who prepared the FISA applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the Crossfire Hurricane chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed. We do not expect managers and supervisors to know every fact about an investigation, or senior leaders to know all the details of cases about which they are briefed. However, especially in the FBl's most sensitive and high-priority matters, and especially when seeking court permission to use an intrusive tool such as a FISA order, it is incumbent upon the entire chain of command, including senior officials, to take the necessary steps to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with the facts and circumstances supporting and potentially undermining a FISA application in order to provide effective oversight consistent with their level of supervisory responsibility. Such oversight requires greater familiarity with the facts than we saw in this review, where time and again during OIG interviews FBI managers, supervisors, and senior officials displayed a lack of understanding or awareness of important information concerning many of the problems we identified.

    In the preparation of the FISA applications to surveil Carter Page, the Crossfire Hurricane team failed to comply with FBI policies, and in so doing fell short of what is rightfully expected from a premier law enforcement agency entrusted with such an intrusive surveillance tool. In light of the significant concerns identified with the Carter Page FISA applications and the other issues described in this report, the OIG today initiated an audit that will further examine the FBI's compliance with the Woods Procedures in FISA applications that target U.S. persons in both counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations. We also make the following recommendations to assist the Department and the FBI in avoiding similar failures in future investigations.


    Somebody should lose their job over this.

    Oh, wait - several already have.
    Posted by: Bobby || 12/09/2019 14:39 Comments || Top||

    #11  We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made

    BULLSHI*
    Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 16:40 Comments || Top||

    #12  We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made

    They are not errors---they are instances of malfeasance by people doing this deliberately. What a POS piece of mealy mouth prose.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/09/2019 18:59 Comments || Top||


    ‘Treason': House Judiciary Committee Report Implicates Trump in Ultimate Crime
    Talk about projection
    [Breitbart] The House Judiciary Committee report released Saturday on the legal and constitutional framework for impeaching President Donald Trump includes a discussion of the most serious crime listed in the Constitution: treason.

    Citing the constitutional provision that impeachment applies to "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," the report hints throughout that President Trump might have committed treason against the United States.

    The Constitution specifically defines treason in Article III, Section 3: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

    The House Judiciary Committee report, however, expands that definition to include what it calls "betrayal," and declares: "Although the Framers did not intend impeachment for good faith disagreements on matters of diplomacy, they were explicit that betrayal of the Nation through schemes with foreign powers justified that remedy."

    The phrase "schemes with foreign powers" is sufficiently vague to include the "quid pro quo" plan that Democrats allege the president attempted to make with Ukraine, trading U.S. aid for investigation into a political opponent.

    (No direct evidence exists to prove that claim, and the only direct witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee that the president did not want that "quid pro quo.")

    Later, the report again implicates President Trump in "treason" by creating an expansive definition that just happens to reflect Democrats’ argument that Trump endangered national security by suspending security assistance to a U.S. ally.

    The report expands the definition of "treason" as follows:

    At the very heart of "Treason" is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security. Such betrayal would not only be unforgivable, but would also confirm that the President remains a threat if allowed to remain in office. A President who has knowingly betrayed national security is a President who will do so again. He endangers our lives and those of our allies.

    The suggestion of "treason" also parallels an argument Democrats continue to make about Trump and Russia.

    House Democrats have consistently implied that the president’s dealings with Ukraine reflect, at core, an effort to help Russia ‐ even though he has given Ukraine lethal defensive weapons to fight Russia, unlike his predecessor.

    As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNN on Thursday night, after calling for articles of impeachment to be drafted: "In my view, Ukraine is very ‐ all about Russia because withholding or granting military assistance to Ukraine was all to the benefit of Russia to hold up that aid."

    Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion, after two years of investigation, that there was no collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, Democrats continue to believe he is conspiring with what they now consider a U.S. enemy. (Under President Barack Obama, they supported the "reset" policy, appeasing Russia’s geopolitical ambitions.)

    The House Judiciary Committee’s report, written by the committee’s 20 Democratic staff members, does not rule out charging Trump with treason at any point in the text, and seems to have been written to make doing so a possibility.
    No evidence and just speculation. They and the press aren't even hiding it anymore. Just flat out lies and smears. When the boogaloo kicks off, remember these people and show them no mercy.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 12/09/2019 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Projection indeed. Dims are throwing everything against the wall and hoping something will stick. They have been trying to get the Roadrunner since before he was elected. Nothing has stuck yet.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

    #2  You could fill an Introductory Psychology textbook with examples from this Shitshow's ringmasters: Projection. Confirmation bias. Cognitive conformity. Self-serving bias. etc etc
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

    #3  I really don't think the Dems have thought this through, or if they have they don't like Hillary and Obama much.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/09/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

    #4  These projectors seem to forget that things that don't stick to the wall tend to bounce back to the one who threw it.


    I'm starting to seriously wonder when the first shots will be fired when the cold civil war turns hot.

    apologies to Steve Scalise.
    Posted by: AlanC || 12/09/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

    #5  The nice thing about this Democratic obsession with impeaching the president is that it keeps them from organizing any massive, society-changing legislation, or even talking much about it beyond presidential candidate stump speeches.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 13:29 Comments || Top||

    #6  They talk as if half a billion dollars given to corrupt Ukrainian politicians would keep Putin from rolling his tanks into Western Europe. Without cooperation from the main stream media, they would be laughed out of town such a ridiculous claim.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/09/2019 13:34 Comments || Top||

    #7  I appreciate your optimism, tw.

    But what's going to happen when Trump's re-elected?

    What will happen when the wall is finished and the illegals are deported?

    What will happen when Trump nominates Gibsberg's replacement?

    Will we still have peace in this country?
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 13:35 Comments || Top||

    #8  #6 Who knew the Fulda Gap starts just east of the Dnieper outside Kyiv?
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

    #9  They cannot proved any of this. However there is lots of proof that Obama did this with his millions to Iran. John Fkin Kerry did this by consulting with Iran. Do they really want to redefine Treason this way?
    Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/09/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

    #10  Careful what you wish for, Anti-Trumpers.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 14:19 Comments || Top||

    #11  Lex, what happens depends upon the scale of the victory.
    * Big victory and the universities will go nuts but the rest of the nation will go about their business.
    * Squeaking victory and it could be bad as we'll see lots of bogus claims of stole the election and challenges to vote counts.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/09/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

    #12  Right, good call RJ.

    Let's make it a big win.
    GOTV. All hands on deck. Get busy.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||

    #13  Dems have so much sunk cost in this political approach of hamstringing an administrationt hostile to their wants, that they have to continue in the hopes that if they keep it up, they won't be blown out next November. They have to win, else many will be facing federal charges. While I don't generally put a lot of credence in Infowars, I fully agree with their reporter's rant at Nadler in today's session that he is guilty of treason.
    Posted by: Mercutio || 12/09/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

    #14  Nadler was starting to turn hot and bothered in some of the initial question -- IT just isn't fun when the Republican Minority use the same disruptive tactics that YOU used in the past, is it? I was starting to wonder what his blood pressure was.
    Posted by: magpie || 12/09/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

    #15  I appreciate your optimism, tw.

    I trust completely that you less optimistic types will figure things out and fix them before it occurs to me to notice, Lex dear. Or that it won’t be nearly as dire as you can imagine, because while many people happily talk shit, most won’t bestir themselves to make it happen, even the few who actually have the skills. And of those who do have the skills, the most deadly are generally quiet about it when among civilians, but y’all recognize each other, I believe — and while some of the more radical on the left have indeed been getting shooting and other training, there is a huge difference between being a trained terrorist on one hand and trained soldiers fighting a war with unbound hands on the other hand. The trained soldiers are at least 3:1 on our side, based on historic voting records, and probably even more so among those who chose to serve at the tip of the spear, contra that smarmy little Communist idiot who graduated from West Point a few years ago, then disappeared from sight.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 23:31 Comments || Top||

    #16  Over at Maggie's Farm it was suggested that the treason charge was a poison pill, to give Democrats from purple districts a plausible reason to vote against it. I think the leaders know it's not going to make it through the Senate. If their goal is to cripple Trump's administration with accusations and legal maneuvering, bringing things to trial isn't that important--just so they can keep their voters satisfied that they are fighting the good fight.
    Posted by: James || 12/09/2019 23:42 Comments || Top||


    Fauxcahontas Pocketed >$2m Representing Big Nasty Corporations vs Little People
    [LegalInsurrection]
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 01:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Is there nothing real about this woman?
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

    #2  Like her non-existent Mass. law license whilst pocketing said $20 million as a) a Massachusetts resident b) employed by Harvard University, located in Cambridge MA.
    Posted by: Raj || 12/09/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

    #3  We will find out soon that the parents of the grandparents who told her the tribal bunkum actually sold smallpox blankets.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

    #4  Populist lawyer, "She Persisted," Woman of The Downtrodden. Representing Dow Chemical vs victims of faulty breast implants. Jesus. We have a new definition of chutzpah.

    This person is deranged. Her mendacity is pathological. She needs medical treatment.

    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

    #5  I can’t stand Warren, mostly for her fake bankruptcy study on medical debt. But frankly if she only made less than 2 million since 1986 despite whoring herself to major corporate entities, she’s not even a good whore.
    Posted by: BrujoTejano || 12/09/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

    #6  ^ True. She must have been a junior lawyer in the team, doing mundane tasks, like searching documents, that today would be farmed offshore or done by algorithms.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||


    Sanders staffer forced out over alleged antisemitic, homophobic tweets
    The Corbynization of the Democratic Party proceeds apace.
    [Jpost] The Washington Free Beacon revealed antisemitic and homophobic tweets it claimed Darius Khalil Gordon, a 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...
    campaign staffer, posted.

    "He is no longer with the campaign, and we wish him the best," Mike Casca, a campaign front man, told CNN.

    On Wednesday, Gordon announced that he was hired to work as the campaign's deputy directory of constituency organizing, CNN reported.

    In 2011, Gordon tweeted, "I got a black mans body, white mans power, jew man money, and an asian man life span..lol," according to The Washington Free Beacon, which claimed that Gordon deleted a number tweets that contained antisemitic language after a request for comment.

    Multiple tweets reference "Jew money," contain disparaging remarks about homosexuals and use a homophobic slur.

    The Sanders campaign has also garnered criticism over the candidate's appointment of Linda Sarsour as his campaign surrogate.

    The Democratic Majority for Israel released a statement regarding "Sanders's refusal to call out antisemitism" following Sarsour's statement that Israel is "built on the idea" of Jewish supremacy.

    "In fact, Israel is built on the idea that every people, including the Jewish people, is entitled to self-determination," the organization wrote.

    Democratic Majority for Israel says it "made Senator Sanders aware" of Sarsour's anti-Israel comments, adding that it "privately urged him to publicly reject her comments yesterday but received no response and saw no action."

    "Darius Khalil Gordon’s tweets traffic in a base, antisemitic slur. It is outrageous that Bernie Sanders would hire him, given Gordon’s history of posting blatantly antisemitic comments on social media," Matt Brooks, president of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), wrote in a statement on the RJC's website.

    "Sanders’ campaign already has an image problem in the Jewish community, after he proposed withholding military aid to Israel and appointed Linda Sarsour as a campaign surrogate. This latest incident just confirms that Sanders’ problems run deep."

    Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar
    ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side...
    , both of whom face accusations of antisemitism, are also avid supporters of the Vermont senator's presidential campaign.

    Gordon's Twitter account is no longer active.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  "We wish him the best"?

    Whiskey tango...??
    'Best' what, exactly? Best results in grabbing "Jew money"?
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 0:43 Comments || Top||

    #2  Darius and Spartacus can spark a "Greek" revival....
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 3:51 Comments || Top||

    #3  Why is the Left such a cesspool of antisemitism, racism, homophobia and misogyny?

    Because they're so wrapped up in Freudian projection they don't have time to address their own deep flaws. Better to blame everyone else rather than face the man in the mirror.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/09/2019 5:11 Comments || Top||

    #4  Why is the Left such a cesspool of antisemitism, racism, homophobia and misogyny?

    Because Karl Marx was anti-semitic.
    Posted by: Spanky Whuter1088 || 12/09/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

    #5  Darius Khalil Gordon

    "Gordon"? What the hell kjnd of name is that?

    Why stink up one's homage to the Iranians' ancestor and the author of The Priphet with a surname from a pith-helmeted white imperialist?

    He needs to change his surname to Ta-Nehisi-Tuxedo, right now.

    Before he goes begging for "Jew money"
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

    #6  ^ Ha ha ! Ta-Nehisi-Tuxedo...
    Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/09/2019 8:30 Comments || Top||

    #7  Again?
    Posted by: DarthVader || 12/09/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

    #8  Why is the Left such a cesspool of antisemitism, racism, homophobia and misogyny?

    Because Karl Marx was anti-semitic.


    True. But incomplete. The Left has always hated the Jews, because the Left has been since the French Revolution about defining individuals as interchangeable cogs in the class they belong to, organized by the state and uninterested in individual needs and abilities. Judaism, on the other hand, is precisely about individual efforts self-organized into communities taking responsibility for meeting their own needs and wants, mostly working around a frequently adversarial state. Napoleon, when he emancipated the Jews, said something like “Everything for the Jew as a man, nothing for the Jews as a people.” And he expected that, as a result of emancipation and equal treatment under the laws of his empire, the Jews as a distinct cultural group would quickly disappear.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2019 23:48 Comments || Top||


    Retiring House Democrat says a Trump reelection would be a 'nightmare scenario' for Congress
    The poor darling. And there he is, doing nothing to help anyone.
    [The Hill] Retiring Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) said Sunday that President Trump's reelection in 2020 would be a "nightmare scenario" for Congress.

    Heck announced Wednesday that he would retire after completing his current term, noting that part of him feels "discouraged" by some of his colleagues' reactions to the impeachment inquiry.

    "If President Trump gets a second term, what do you think the impact's going to be on Congress?" "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Heck on NBC.

    "That is a nightmare scenario, in my mind," Heck responded.

    "Because of the absence of a commitment to decency or truth on his part that has been amply demonstrated in his three years in public office, because of his refusal to recognize even the most basic precepts of constitutional principle," he added.

    Heck added that one point of discouragement has been the growing number of people who "simply don't believe in compromise."

    "My soul is weary, Chuck," he said.
    ”Oh, Chuck, the ennui, it is so tiresome,” he added.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [452 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The World is Too Much With Us

    By the Hon. Chuck "What the" Heck-Wordsworth

    The world is too much with us; late and soon,
    Getting and spending, we lay waste the Nation's budget;—
    Little we see in Congress that can nudge it;
    We have given our arse away, a sordid boon!
    This Whore that bares her cheeks unto the moon;
    The Squad that will be howling at all hours,
    And are up-gathered now like rancid flowers;
    For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
    It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
    A Deplorable suckled in a tweet outworn;
    So might I, opening in this pleasant studio,
    Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
    Have sight of Schiff, Delecto, and Deludio
    Or hear old Nancy blow her Botoxed horn.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

    #2  *The Hon. Denny "What-the" Heck-Wordsworth
    *So might I, opining ...
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

    #3  the growing number of people who "simply don't believe in compromise."

    "Why can't they meet us halfway on, say, the question of gender fluidity?" sorta thing?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 4:37 Comments || Top||

    #4  Nightmare for the deep state.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/09/2019 5:29 Comments || Top||

    #5  Heck, like Schiff, has fiction-writing aspirations. A good thing; unlike Schiff, Heck is not a lawyer.

    He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Evergreen State College. He also graduated from Evergreen. Enough said.

    The world is full of tortured author-playwrights souls.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

    #6  the growing number of people who "simply don't believe in compromise."

    Dem compromise is 1/2 all conservatives die instead of all.
    Posted by: ruprecht || 12/09/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

    #7  "Why can't they meet us halfway on, say, the question of gender fluidity?" sorta thing?

    Deal. Your beloved trannies will henceforth be considered girls from the waist up, boys from the waist down.

    Now they need to stay the fook outta the girls' bathroom. And no more competing in girls' sporting events.
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

    #8  a nightmare for Democrats in congress.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/09/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

    #9  He just sat on his a$$ for 40 years in Congress and did nothing to rein in suicidal debt. They all should be all fired and their pensions taken away.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/09/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

    #10  Imagine if Trump walked out of the election with GOP in charge of House and Senate. Would the few NeverTrumpers hold their noses and come aboard for the win or would they still drag their feet?
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/09/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

    #11  ^ Latest polls in WI, MI and PA show Trump pulling FAR ahead of the Shitshow clowns.

    Wisconsin: polls in March showed Trump down by 12; December polls show him UP BY NINE POINTS vs Biden

    Michigan: polls in March showed Trump down by 3; December polls show him ahead of Biden by 5 points

    Pennsylvania: polls in March showed Trump down by 8; December polls show him ahead of Biden by 5 points
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

    #12  #10 Imagine if Trump walked out of the election with GOP in charge of House and Senate.

    Now, that would be justice.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

    #13  Why can't they meet us halfway...

    Why can't you meet us halfway in the other direction?
    Posted by: SteveS || 12/09/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||

    #14  He sounds about as useless as Darrel Issa.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/09/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||


    Republicans mount ad blitz on impeachment, making some vulnerable Democrats nervous
    [MSN] Republicans are dramatically outspending Democrats on impeachment-related ads on Facebook and television, illustrating how fully the GOP has embraced the issue as a political winner as public opinion remains split on the House effort to remove the president.

    The ad blitz has worried some Democrats in swing districts who are being painted as do-nothing, pro-impeachment radicals. The Democrats have been urging party leaders for weeks to strike back with their own countermessage, to no avail.

    Over the past month, GOP candidates have used anti-impeachment messages to try to recruit new supporters, and independent big-money groups boosting Republicans have launched roughly $10 million in ads aimed at Democrats in districts that President Trump won in 2016.

    Some of those vulnerable Democrats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about private conversations, said party leaders told them the cavalry is coming but shared no firm date.

    House Majority Forward, a group with close ties to 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-Calif.), launched a $1.5 million television ad campaign in support of some of them, but it lasted for just two weeks as the inquiry unfolded at the beginning of October.

    The difference is especially stark on Facebook, where more than 100 congressional Republican incumbents and challengers and national pro-GOP groups ran anti-impeachment ads in the past month ‐ roughly three times the number of such ads run on the Democratic side, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.

    Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  party leaders told them the cavalry is coming but shared no firm date.

    Typo. S/b, "party leaders told them that Calvary is coming but shared no firm date."
    Posted by: Lex || 12/09/2019 0:47 Comments || Top||

    #2  Play stupid games ...
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

    #3  Trump should release some of his warchest to win over a few districts.
    Posted by: ruprecht || 12/09/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

    #4  Nancy threw the freshmen congresscritters under the bus to get Obamacare passed. Of which the Trunks took back their seats the following election cycle. Guess this new crop didn't learn they were just as expendable.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/09/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

    #5  If the dems lose the house there will be screeching about election fraud. Schiff will be running a shadow committee in the minority.
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

    #6  We could use some of that in my district.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/09/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

    #7  Schiff might be unlucky and be running the washing machines in the grey bar hotel
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/09/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||


    Devin Nunes 'definitely' taking legal action after phone records appear in impeachment report
    [WASHINGTONTIMES] Rep. Devin Nunes, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Republican, said Saturday that he will pursue legal action over his phone records being exposed by the House Intelligence Committee he sits on.

    Mr. Nunes, the committee’s ranking member and former chairman, threatened the litigation in light of records of his phone calls appearing in a recent congressional report issued as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    "I believe I am the first member of Congress, and I believe my staff and former staff are the first ones ever to have their phone records exposed like this," Mr. Nunes said on Fox News.

    "We’re definitely going to take legal action," Mr. Nunes said on the "Fox & Friends: Weekend" program.

    Released on Tuesday, the intelligence committee’s report contains its findings thus far with respect to the ongoing impeachment inquiry triggered by Mr. Trump withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in military assistance to Ukraine amid pursuing a favor from his counterpart in Kyiv.

    Among the report’s 300-pages are phone records indicating Mr. Nunes and his staff was in contact earlier this year with individuals including Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian businessman associated with Mr. Giuliani who has since been indicted on campaign finance law violations, among others.

    Patrick Boland, a front man for Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, said on Thursday that Sherlocks "did not subpoena call records for any member of Congress or their staff" and instead suggested that Mr. Nunes and his team had been in touch with others under scrutiny.

    "Any questions about the fact that Members, congressional staff or journalists appear in call records released by the Committee should be directed at those individuals, who were in contact with individuals of investigative interest to the impeachment inquiry," Mr. Boland said.
    Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Nunes comes across as serious, but scratch the surface and you get Loogie Gomer or Trey Gowdy-Doodie
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/09/2019 5:15 Comments || Top||

    #2  He should make it interesting and SUE AT&T for billions!
    Posted by: 3dc || 12/09/2019 6:45 Comments || Top||

    #3  Abuse of power by Squirrely Schiff.
    Posted by: JohnQC || 12/09/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||


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    Yair Lapid begs Brits not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn
    [Jpost] Blue and White’s candidate for foreign minister in a prospective unity government, MK Yair Lapid, urged British voters on Monday to take into account Labour Party candidate Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitism when they cast ballots in the December 12 election.

    Lapid made his statement in an answer to a question from Darren Miller, a Conservative Party member of the Welsh parliament, at the annual conference of the Israel Allies Foundation, which brought together pro-Israel parliament members from around the world. Other Israeli politicians have spoken about the British election but not as bluntly.
    The son of Tony Lapid - who, IMO, was quite a man
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 14:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  I wish foreign politicos wouldnt do this as it's as likely to work as 0bama telling Brexit voters which way to vote.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/09/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||

    #2  That why Yair Lapid is known as "Tony's boy" among Israelis, BP.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||



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