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SDF declare victory in week-long ISIS stand off in northeast Syrian prison, 181 dead thus far
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-Great Cultural Revolution
Biden stands by pledge to nominate a Black woman to Supreme Court
[Al-Rooters via JPost] That "black woman VP" has done so well....
President Joe Biden stands by his pledge to nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.

Psaki did not confirm liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement, telling reporters any announcement would be up to Breyer.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [365 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some have speculated that Kamala might be on the short list. Can you imagine that?
That would open up the VP position for someone else - perhaps Hillary.... I'm sure if she got that poor Biden would become depressed, even suicidal.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/27/2022 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  AOC or Whoopy. Perhaps both, two for one deal.
Posted by: Dale || 01/27/2022 3:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Is Maxine Waters a lawyer - Just asking....☻
or how about Rep. Teresa Fernandez (D-NM-3) for the 1st Native America on the SCOTUS?

BUT!!!
Given the SUPREME COURT carries so much authority and control over our rights and daily lives.

Shouldn't the pick be the BEST POSSIBLE ---> Constitutionally Focused <--- person, and not limited to some Political Promise made for votes?

Such a promise clearly eliminates 100's of more qualified individuals, all more focused on the constitution as written and how to adapt it for "social" issues.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2022 6:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Now they're saying it's going to be either Judge Leondra Kruger (CA Supreme Court) or Judge Ketanji Jackson (D.C. Court of Apeals). Each is a former Supreme Court clerk.

Kruger is known as a "cautious incrementalist" with a respect for precedent. Lefty publication Vox says:

In a 2018 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kruger explained that her approach to the law “reflects the fact that we operate in a system of precedent.” She said that she aims “to perform my job in a way that enhances the predictability and stability of the law and public confidence and trust in the work of the courts.”
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/27/2022 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually, I'm expecting the second coming of Merrick Garland since she just changed her name to Merica Garland and identifies as a black woman:
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/27/2022 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  “reflects the fact that we operate in a system of precedent.”

Plessy? Slaughterhouse?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/27/2022 9:46 Comments || Top||

#7  They all "evolve" quickly once confirmed. Look at Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett. All have moved left since appointed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 9:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Whoever the dems confirm will be a lock step liberal, which means no actual change. The issue to watch is which party is in power when Thomas retires or passes.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 9:51 Comments || Top||

#9  So much for the content or her character, let just vote for the color of her skin...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/27/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#10  Bwahahahahahahahhahhaaaaa. All that beating on Manchin and Sinema is already paying off - https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/27/joe-manchin-says-no-rubber-stamp-for-bidens-supreme-court-nominee/
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 10:08 Comments || Top||

#11  Lets see:
must be black: he is racist
must be woman: he is anti-male
Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/27/2022 10:21 Comments || Top||

#12  Oprah.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/27/2022 10:27 Comments || Top||

#13  Meghan.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/27/2022 10:36 Comments || Top||

#14  Do you mean Megie Moo or the Douchess of Suxexx?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

#15  Biden's Supreme Court Pick Sexually Assaulted Me 25 Years Ago
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/27/2022 10:43 Comments || Top||

#16  ^ Yes. Give as good as we have gotten. For sure.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 10:46 Comments || Top||

#17  Stacey Abrams has a sister Leslie Abrams Gardner who is a U.S. District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Local news here is touting her as a possibility.
Posted by: jpal || 01/27/2022 10:47 Comments || Top||

#18  Exactly what I was thinking jpal, I say someone whisper Candace Owens in his ear and get him confused.
Posted by: Chris || 01/27/2022 12:23 Comments || Top||

#19  Rachel Dolezal, or why you need me in the US Senate to name nominees.

Duchess of Suxxit is a fine choice, too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/27/2022 13:40 Comments || Top||

#20  We already have a 'wise Latinx" who (rhetorically) put 100,000 kids in the hospital with covid. Do we need any more of that caliber?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/27/2022 17:07 Comments || Top||

#21  Think Politically Deeper.
Any (R) or (I) or (S) not voting to approve any female black judge no matter how far left. Will be plastered all over the MEDIA and labeled a RACIST. All nice and neatly done just before Mid-Term elections.

That's worth at least $5M to 10M in free advertising.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2022 17:47 Comments || Top||

#22  #22-30 killed for a tech stutter, not a reflection on JHH
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2022 20:13 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Texas Border City Officials Resign After FBI Raids Congressman's Home
[Breitbart] Two Laredo municipal officials resigned their posts shortly after federal agents carried out a search warrant at the home of U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX).

On Friday, Laredo City Manager Robert Eads resigned, local news reported. One day before, City Attorney Dean Roggia also handed his resignation. Both reportedly came as a surprise to the public. The officials cited private reasons for their departures.

Both resignations came soon after federal agents raided Cuellar’s house in Laredo as part of a federal inquiry, Breitbart Texas reported. Agents took computer equipment and documents from the raid.

One day after the raid, Laredo Major Pete Saenz issued a statement to local outlets announcing that Laredo Police had not taken part. Saenz claimed the sudden resignations are not linked to Cuellar.

“We are hoping all goes well for Congressman Henry Cuellar and his family, and may truth and justice prevail,” Saenz reportedly said in the statement per the Laredo Morning Times.

According to ABC News, the raids stem from a federal grand jury inquiry into Cuellar, his wife, and associates regarding dealings with officials from Azerbaijan. The inquiry is reportedly looking into “anything of value” that Cuellar or his associates may have been offered by foreign interests and any favors in return. Grand jury proceedings and inquiries are traditionally sealed. It remains unclear how ABC News was able to get access to the documents.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meanwhile corruption with Ukraine is 100% OK.
Posted by: Punky Elmigum9411 || 01/27/2022 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Did they consider searching Huinter's place??
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 01/27/2022 4:53 Comments || Top||

#3  . It remains unclear how ABC News was able to get access to the documents.

The "Press" acts like little whores when the powers-that-be wanna feed them some crumbs to prosecute in the media. See: CNN on FBI raids
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2022 6:33 Comments || Top||

#4 
---> WARNING SARCASM IN USE <---
An elected Congressional person shady dealing with a 98% ISLAMIC foreign county located in the middle of NOWHERE? This could never have happen.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2022 7:05 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Border Patrol agents confront DHS chief Mayorkas in contentious meeting of Yuma Sector officers
[JustTheNews]\\ Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents met Wednesday with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who admitted the Biden administration's border policies are unpopular while agents are facing what may be the border's worst-ever situation.

Townhall obtained an audio recording of the meeting that sources reportedly said left Mayorkas visibly upset.

"The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021," Mayorkas said. "I know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do. And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult."

He told agents that DHS is attempting to work with Mexican authorities to stop migrants before the U.S. border.

"I know the policies of this administration are not particularly popular with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but that's the reality and let's see what we can do within that framework," he said, according to Townhall.

One agent asked Mayorkas how his department could say Border Patrol's main mission is border security while agents cannot do their job at the border due to administration policies.

Mayoraks responded that he appreciated "the candor" and said he working to make sure Border Patrol agents can do their job.

The agent said they have heard that response for years. He then reportedly turned his back on Mayorkas.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Build the wall.
Posted by: KBK || 01/27/2022 16:17 Comments || Top||


Government Corruption
January 6 rioter who wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt pleads guilty
[IsraelTimes] Robert Keith Packer, 57, of Newport News, Virginia, pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment.
Six months? He probably spent longer in jail awaiting trial... unless he’s another FBI ringer.
US District Judge Carl Nichols is scheduled to sentence him on April 7.

FBI
...Formerly one of the world's premier criminal investigation organizations, something for a nation to be proud of. Now it's a political arm of the Deep State oligarchy that is willing to trump up charges, suppress evidence, or take out insurance policies come election time...
agents arrested Packer a week after the riot. He remains free pending his sentencing hearing.

A witness who contacted law enforcement recognized Packer as a regular customer at a store near Newport News. A surveillance camera captured an image of him wearing the same sweatshirt in the store in December 2020.

Assistant US Attorney Mona Furst said Packer entered the Capitol despite seeing broken glass and coppers using tear gas. Packer was in the area where a police officer shot a rioter, Ashli Babbitt, and he left the building after that fatal shooting, Furst said.

A photograph of Packer inside the Capitol shows him near people holding a broken nameplate from the office of 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.

More than 730 people have been charged with federal crimes related to the Capitol riot. About 200 of them have pleaded guilty, mostly to misdemeanors. building after that fatal shooting, Furst said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2022 00:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:



#3  So he spent over a year in prison for a misdemeanor ticket?? He pled guilty because if he did not he would spend another year awaiting trial. They were and are examples of the elites trying to insure we stay in line...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/27/2022 10:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Gulag on the Potomac. Surreal
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/27/2022 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  And. No future GOP prexident or congressional majority will offer any of these people any relief.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 10:35 Comments || Top||

#6  "parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment."

Why are the Kavanaugh "protesters" not punished?
Posted by: Whanter Clese9689 || 01/27/2022 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment.

Will they credit his time awaiting trial towards that sentence?
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/27/2022 11:35 Comments || Top||

#8  So, can we beat anyone who says "the people's house" with a pick handle from here on out?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 11:36 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Red wave alert for Senate Democrats
[NationalJournal] President Biden’s weak approval ratings, compounded by ugly Democratic divisions, have increased the likelihood of a significant Republican wave election this year. Biden’s job approval rating at the one-year mark is just under 41 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average, the second-lowest of any president in the modern era. Republicans now hold a 3-point advantage on the generic ballot per RCP, a position that’s similar to the party’s commanding positions in the midterm elections of 2010 (when they netted five Senate seats) and 2014 (when Republicans regained the Senate majority, winning nine Senate seats).

Indeed, the race-by-race analysis hasn’t kept up with the deteriorating macro-political reality for Democrats. At the beginning of the cycle, Senate Democrats looked like they would benefit from a favorable Senate map, not defending a single state that Trump carried in 2020. But with Biden’s downturn, the swing states that the president carried narrowly (Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin) now look like tough territory for the party in power. Meanwhile, Republican-leaning states like Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, which once looked competitive, now look like longer shots—even with a solid Democratic recruit in Florida, the presence of a Trump-endorsed candidate in North Carolina, and an underwhelming Republican field in Ohio.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/27/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Moral of all this.

When STEALING AN ELECTION, make sure the persons
appointed at least act and look worthy of being there.☺☻

Otherwise you and your political party will pay dearly.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/27/2022 6:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Peter Drucker asserted that "An organization can have one mission. As soon as it has two, it will fail at both." So give the dems credit for focusing on election theft and letting the suitability of their candidates to fate.

Now, if we could get GOPe to have a mission to distract from "sucking up to the left and selling out conservative voters," we'd be getting somewhere.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/27/2022 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't know about the midterms but if the Dems are caught cheating in the next Presidential election this country will explode and we'll likely run out of rope and lampposts before we run out of crooked Democrats.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/27/2022 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Not that I encourage that sort of unlawful vigilante action, but I would understand it if/when it happened.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/27/2022 10:50 Comments || Top||

#5  why not encourage it, they would gladfully do it to you.
Posted by: Chris || 01/27/2022 12:26 Comments || Top||

#6  ^
heh
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/27/2022 12:48 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2022-01-27
  SDF declare victory in week-long ISIS stand off in northeast Syrian prison, 181 dead thus far
Wed 2022-01-26
  Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement
Tue 2022-01-25
  Over 120 Killed After ISIS Mass Prison Break In US-Occupied Northeast Syri, 140+ as of Monday
Mon 2022-01-24
  Egyptian court sentences Mufti of Al-Qaeda affiliate 'Al-Nusra Front' to life in prison
Sun 2022-01-23
  56 IS terrorists killed in northeast Syria
Sat 2022-01-22
  Iran says in talks with Russia to build nuclear power units
Fri 2022-01-21
  Al Qaeda announces death of former Bin Laden associate
Thu 2022-01-20
  Indonesian Militant Linked to Bali Bombings Sentenced to 15 Years
Wed 2022-01-19
  Mohammed al-Houthi: Yemen's only goal is the end of aggression
Tue 2022-01-18
  The Houthis attack Abu Dhabi, Arabian coalition airstrikes Sanaa
Mon 2022-01-17
  Police recovers anti-aircraft guns, other arms from Karachi godown
Sun 2022-01-16
  Day 2: Armed man holding hostages at Colleyville, Texas, synagogue demands release of convicted terrorist 'sister'
Sat 2022-01-15
  Authorities in hours-long standoff at Colleyville synagogue, no injuries reported
Fri 2022-01-14
  IRGC launched solid-fuel satellite rocket into space
Thu 2022-01-13
  TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani killed in axe attack

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