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23 July 2019

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Don Bessee

Shhhhhh, don't use the word socialist! -

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/23/report-young-socialists-told-to-avoid-word-socialism-when-recruiting/

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Don Bessee

This is what happens when comrade deblasio and his fellow travelers neuter the cops and suck up to criminals like good little SJW's -

https://www.yahoo.com/news/outrage-nypd-officers-drenched-water-105716125.html

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Don Bessee

More clear evidence those freshmen jihadi-commies are another level of know nothings -

“They say all this is going to raise the cost. But I can tell you, milk has gone up. Eggs has gone up. Everything has gone up. The cost of food has gone up. The cost of a lot of things that we need has gone up already,” she said.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/22/rashida-tlaib-minimum-wage/

The U.S. egg industry has an oversupply issue, and prices are so unprofitable that Cal-Maine, the biggest U.S. producer, posted its first net loss in six quarters.
But prices may be near, if not at, their lowest. Producers are losing money, and that’s going to force farms to make adjustments and shrink output, said Cal-Maine’s Chief Financial Officer Max Bowman.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/u-egg-prices-bad-could-040001834.html

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Bill Tozer

Re: Thelma and Louise are going to Israel.

“Thelma and Louise to the contrary notwithstanding, there is no comic element to this particular production. I think back to Omar’s utterly deceitful presentation of herself to a largely Jewish audience at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park the week before the DFL primary in August 2018, which I covered for Power Line. Omar plays us one and all for chumps. She reserves a special contempt for her media enablers and they continue richly to deserve it.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/07/thelma-louise-go-to-israel.php

“Omar plays us one and all for chumps.” Yep, Omar went to address the Jewish community a week before the primary and denounced BDS. Vote for me....

Scott O

Can't we all just get along?
Not in Modesto.
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/07/22/city-of-modesto-straight-pride-parade/
Money quote from a city council-thing - "“I don’t think we need to give a permit for anything that when you go to the page it talks about whiteness, it talks about western civilization, it talks about being Caucasian. That’s all hate crime stuff to me, that’s not okay,” said Ah You."
Well - OMG!!!!
Western civilization!!
Being Caucasian!!
Whiteness!!
Better get antifa down here on the double!
I'm surprised they even let Caucasians live in Modesto.
Good grief.

Don Bessee

No way I want to be seen voting with those jew hating socialists said the dem congressional caucus -

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan resolution Tuesday opposing an international effort to boycott Israel as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally.

The resolution passed on a vote of 398-17. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., were among the 16 Democrats who voted against the resolution. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., was the only Republican to vote "no." Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., was one of five lawmakers who voted "present."

The resolution puts the House on record opposing the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and its efforts to target U.S. companies that do business with Israel. The movement has grown in recent years, and Israel sees it as a threat. Supporters of Israel view it as an attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/in-rare-bipartisan-vote-house-overwhelmingly-oks-
resolution-in-support-of-israel

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Bill Tozer

Shine the light on her

https://www.theblaze.com/news/government-watchdog-group-files-ethics-complaint-against-rep-ilhan-omar-over-potential-immigration-marriage-tax-and-student-loan-fraud?utm_content=bufferc30ca&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-glennbeck&fbclid=IwAR0KyU6PmFincADo5e8zdHrmgV2Hif_jIEeFTX6MPmHy9mFncYUkMM_dE7E
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Re:Update

Just as predicted. No minds will change. The Circus continues. Mueller seems more like a figurehead to give some measure of Swamp Gravitas while his Democrat deputies ran this sham investigation that is the absurd witch Hunt that it has always been.

The House hearing also confirmed my suspicions that Mueller did not write the Report, just as Christopher Steele did not write a lot of the Dossier. Maybe parts of it, but both have seemed uncertain of everything in it. Can’t wait for the dog and pony show to continue.

George Rebane

re BillT 1043am - To avoid unnecessarily long URLs in your comments and emails, you can abbreviate them at the question marks or after '.htm' points to exclude the extra metadata that your own access source appends. An example of this is that the above URL can be shortened to -
https://www.theblaze.com/news/government-watchdog-group-files-ethics-complaint-against-rep-ilhan-omar-over-potential-immigration-marriage-tax-and-student-loan-fraud

Russell Steele
Russell Steele

This is a test

Russell Steele

California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of misleading the American people with his report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and tried to cast doubt about the widely accepted belief that the Russian government was behind Internet trolls that meddled in the campaign.

“The problem we’re having is we have to rely on your report for an accurate reflection of the evidence and we’re starting to find out that’s not true,” McClintock told Mueller in the House Judiciary Committee Hearing, the first of Mueller’s two highly-anticipated appearances before Congress on Wednesday.

“For example ... you have left the clear impression throughout the country, through your report, that it was the Russian government behind the troll farms,” said McClintock, who represents California’s 4th congressional district. “And yet when you’re called upon to provide actual evidence in court, you fail to do so.”

Russell Steele

If I included the URL link in the above text it would not post. If added to this post it would not show. Interesting

Bill Tozer

10:58 am

Thanks doc. Tested it over at Sandbox and it worked.

Re:Update

https://www.facebook.com/dan.bongino/videos/394695914495666/

Buck sez:

https://www.facebook.com/BuckSexton/photos/a.568156706588519/2768666396537528/?type=3&theater

Kinda liked how the Dems grouped Manafort and Gates ith those convicted of the Russian Collusion Delusion bad guys. Inflate those numbers. What exactly d Manafort, Gates, and even Flynn have o do with Russians interfering with our elections? Add the troll farms, some of which are not not connected to the Russian government. Heck, add Michael Cohen, lol.

Inflate those numbers! Can’t wait for the Union column writers to go off on obstruction of justice. Much fodder to come.

Bill Tozer

David Axelrod, a a former senior advisor to President Obama, tweeted: "This is very, very painful.”

Leftist Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe tweeted, "Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced."

MSNBC’s Jeremy Bash complained that Mueller “sucked the life out” of the Russia report and seriously “set back” efforts to hold Trump "accountable" — meaning impeachment.
Bash added that Mueller was "evasive," "lost at times," and was "very ineffective" at defending "his own work."
"Given his poor memory, sluggishness, and lack of familiarity with his own Report, we now have more insight into why Mueller allowed his 2-year investigation to spiral out of control and devolve into absurdity," Tracey added.

And, last but not least.....
“Lots of buzz on Capitol Hill today. Not sure why. I hear someone is testifying about a report that we already have, regarding Russian collusion that never happened.” —Rep. Dan Crenshaw


Bill Tozer

Mueller wants us to believe he never checked on his lawyers’ political affiliation but just randomly picked a group of hardline anti-Trump Democrats with zero pro-Trump lawyers. That is so unlikely it is laughable.——-Newt

George Rebane

Hot flash for Team Emery - “I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said, and I quote, ‘you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.'”

“That is not the correct way to say it,” Mueller said.

“As we say in the report, and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”

You can read the rest of the bad news about today's Mueller testimony here -
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/24/mueller-corrects-testimony-lieu/

Bill Tozer

Is this the day Impeachment died or is it going to die a thousand deaths?

Bill Tozer

Puerto Rico and culture.

.I suggest again that it is their culture that keeps them in their perennial dire straits; a culture that they share with much of the western hemisphere south of our border, and the same culture that most on our Left are trying to infuse into our land with its porous borders.” ——Dr. Rebane
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“What the transcript makes clear is that Wax is not basing her argument for admitting more foreign citizens from Western and first world countries on race at all, but on culture. Her belief is that immigrants who share some cultural norms and values with native-born Americans are better for the country than those who do not.

“More specifically, Wax is addressing the exact and wrongheaded allegation of racism against her argument. She acknowledges that her policy prescription will, at least in the short term, lead to more white immigrants and fewer non-white immigrants, but effectively shows that this is a correlation, not a cause. That is to say that the change in the racial makeup of immigrants is a byproduct of her policy, not at all its intent.

“Another good way to think about this is in terms of discrimination and disparities, the title of Thomas Sowell’s excellent 2018 book. Sowell shows that different outcomes for different racial groups are far less often the result of discrimination, or racism, and far more often the product of natural disparities of myriad kinds, and the prerequisites that racial groups have on average, almost all of which are social constructs, not inherent traits of a racial group. Thus, to improve outcomes you must look at the roots of the disparities, not simply blame racism and believe that ending racism would end disparity.“

“But instead, Beauchamp decided to just point at Wax and yell “Racist!”

https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/22/no-amy-wax-not-white-supremacist-wanting-immigrants-support-american-norms/

Walt

Cam we now charge Muller with lying to Congress?
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/24/robert-mueller-caught-contradicting-his-report-in-testimony-to-congress/
"In his opening statement, Mueller stated: “We did not address collusion, which is not a legal term. rather, we focused on whether the evidence was sufficient to charge any member of the campaign with taking part in a criminal conspiracy, and it was not.”

That statement suggested that the report had not, in fact, concluded that Trump had colluded with Russia — contrary to what the president has said, and with common public understanding of the report.

Collins began by asking Mueller whether “collusion” and “conspiracy” were synonymous. Mueller said, “No.”

However, Collins read Mueller’s own report to him: “On page 180 of volume one of your report, you wrote, ‘As defined in legal dictionaries, collusion is largely synonymous with conspiracy as that crime is set forth in the general federal conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. 371; … Are you sitting here today testifying something different than what your report states?”

Mueller struggled to explain the contradiction, and ultimately admitted that the interpretation in his report was the correct one — rather than the answer he had just given Congress."

Muller has locked up others for less.

Russ

It is over when you lose the Trump-hater Tribe:

“Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster. Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it. The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced.” Laurence Tribe.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-critic-laurence-tribe-slams-mueller-testimony-the-hearing-was-a-disaster

Bill Tozer

Top 5 Questions Mueller Refused to Answer

“How convenient that he can’t answer any questions about the document that created this whole mess?”

“Mueller would also impossibly claimed to not know what Fusion GPS is, the firm that produced the dossier.”
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“Strangely, Mr. Simpson and Veselnitskaya are absent from the Mueller report”
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“You didn’t mention that or her connections to Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS in your report at all. NBC News reported the following: Russian lawyer says she first received supposedly incriminating information she brought to Trump Tower describing alleged tax evasion and donations to Democrats from none other than Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS owner.”

https://bongino.com/the-top-5-questions-mueller-refused-to-answer/?fbclid=IwAR1miN5Ba5D7DBZuxy9_z1D7j_3UTWG_Qt701zyS9mjYrE1f-mgz78lRzcA

Ozzz Oswald

Hello. My name is Robert Mueller. I am here today to learn about something called the...Mueller Report?

Scott O

Lets get back to what's really important - the serious nature of the charges. That's what is most important. Very serious, very, very serious. Then there are the number of indictments. Lots of them - can't count them all.
So we have a sitting President accused of very, very serious charges and the folks charged with investigating these charges have issued a lot of indictments - lots of them.
And (this is icing on the cake) the chief prosecutor can say for certain that he has no proof that the President is not, not-guilty.
On top of that - he is guilty of Hate-Thought and Hate Speech, combined with being a racist according to everyone who doesn't like him.
As Paul Emery just posted recently - "I don't need evidence".
They accuse Trump (without one shred of evidence) that he is a "danger to democracy" but it looks like the left in America has decided to get rid of the rule of law.
Can you prove you're not not-guilty - Hmmm?

Don Bessee

Botox Nancy ran out of lipstick and the pig is still obviously a pig. You have to wonder why they bothered with that disaster of a news conference with that grade school poster? -

Democrats are reeling after a horrendous day for their party on Capitol Hill with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony unraveling their case against President Donald Trump, all while Republicans seek to capitalize on the serious missteps by a group of committee leaders and Democrat leadership in the House.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/24/disaster-robert-mueller-testimony-backfires-on-democrats-as-republicans-move-in-for-the-kill/

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Don Bessee

Even the lamestream admit it is all over -

ABC News correspondent Terry Moran said on Wednesday that the movement to impeach President Donald Trump is over, after Robert Mueller testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

"Impeachment's over," Moran told George Stephanopoulos in a video posted by GOP War Room, "I don't think Nancy Pelosi is going to stand for her member bringing forth something that is going to obviously lose in the Senate, lose with the American public. And the problem with Mueller's testimony on this issue is that he had to carry the ball for them in some way, whether he wanted to or not. At least by being a rigorous, strong, rock-solid prosecutor and instead he looked like someone who slowed a step or two."

https://freebeacon.com/politics/abc-reporter-on-mueller-hearing-impeachments-over/

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Don Bessee

On the march -

President Trump emerged victorious following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appearances Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

"Donald Trump is stronger today than any time in his presidency," Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday night on "Hannity."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/lindsey-graham-robert-mueller-no-senate-hearing

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Russ

WHEN YOU’VE LOST CHUCK TODD: Todd calls Mueller hearing an optics disaster for Democrats. “The sentiment echoed remarks earlier by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who called the hearing ‘a disaster for the Democrats’ and ‘for the reputation of Robert Mueller’ during a discussion on the network that was retweeted by President Trump.”

Related: Ken Starr: Mueller has done a ‘grave disservice to our country.’

UPDATE: Robert Mueller Was Not Interested in Serving as the Democrats’ Performing Monkey, and It Showed. “If lawmakers want to impeach Trump they’re going to have to deal with the politics of it all and not use the Justice Department as a shield.”

H/T Glenn Reynolds

L

Nice little coup they had going, but at the critical moments, first Comey, then Mueller, decided not to commit the ultimate act of treason. Hence, they don't remember anything. The real problem is that this real life coup also must include HRC and him, O & W, Brennan, Clapper and about thirty others. It's the folks at the top that present the real problem. HRC has certainly earned felony time for security violations, etc.

What does it say about us as a free, democratic citizenry if we let such misconduct go not only unpunished, but practically unnoticed?

L

The false flag op at Trump tower (attempt to frame the prez)is a great detail in this lurid tale. Stay tuned, I almost guarantee that Andy McCarthy's upcoming book will be the instant authority on the subject. His work on this story has been invaluable.

Bill Tozer

Whose idea was that?

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=647111775772119&id=570092813023833

Todd Juvinall

My respons to the Union AP article on Mueller today.
I sent this to the Editor. Send a complaint if you agree. Please

"Another one sided trope for the left. I watched the hearings and Mueller looked asleep and out of it most of the time. He refused to answer any questions on the Fusion GPS "dossier" which triggered this whole fiasco. Yet not a word in the article. This is a prime example of "exclusion". The authors keep out any info they don't like. The article is a disgrace to journalism. And he defended 18 democrats on his team many of whom were Hillary donors and pals. And not one word of that or that Hillary paid Russians for dirt on Trump. Do you think you could run articles that actually cover all sides fairly?

bhamilton@theunion.com

Russell Steele

LIZ SHELD’S MORNING BRIEF: ‘The Robert Mueller Story’ Was Box Office Poison. “I could not have imagined what a dumpster fire the Mueller testimony would turn out to be. The Democrats dragged a geriatric memory-care patient before the American public to try to get the Orange Man and it backfired. Mueller appeared confused, unclear on important information, mumbled phrases like a trained parrot and did not give the Democrats much help with their impeachment passion play. It’s clear Mueller had virtually nothing to do with the report, staff hiring or major decisions. So who was running the show for 2 years? We need to find out.”

If it was not Muller running the show, then who was it?

L

Russ, when we know that answer, we'll know who's at the bottom of America's first unsuccessful coup. Or Mueller did a 'rope-a-dope' to throw the hounds off the true scent- him?

Bill Tozer

First, forget my 10:58 pm last night. Wrong link. I take full ownership of my error. Sorry.
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Perhaps that was the reason Bill Barr told Bob Mueller if he wanted to back out of the Circus, the DOJ would back him. A kind gesture to an old friend. Barr would be the one who has known Bob for years, refers to him as “Bob”, and would have figured out about Bob’s role as the Swamp Figurehead with Gravitas who was kept out of the loop.....and observing in their May interactions that Bob’s gas tank running on low.

As reported here, the DOJ had Mueller threw together a hastily called press conference to save Bob from criminal contempt of court. Mueller’s first words were about Russians accused are to be considered innocent until proven guilty; the presumption of innocence. That presumption of innocence Bob spoke about apparently did not extend to Trump....until yesterday, lol.

“In the subsequent order, Judge Freidrich wrote: “On May 29, 2019, following the Court’s hearing, the Special Counsel held a press conference…[in which he] carefully distinguished between the efforts by ‘Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military’ and the efforts of” Concord. This, the Judge found, made the criminal contempt proceedings she contemplated against Mueller’s team “unnecessary and excessive under the circumstances.”

“The government, Freidrich found, “violated a standing court rule” by making these public pronouncements that intruded upon the question to be tried in her courtroom. To save Mueller’s team from “criminal contempt,” Freidrich exercised her discretion to decline to “initiate criminal contempt proceedings in response to the government’s Rule 57.7 violation.”

“A narrow escape it was indeed. Freidrich found that both the release of the Mueller report and Barr’s statements boosting the report violated DC Rule 57.7 prohibiting lawyers from trying cases in the press. Judge Freidrich rejected the government’s argument that the Mueller report did not smear Concord with unproven links to the Russian government.”
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Anyway, whose running the show? We know, oh we know. But for the reader who may not have been following events closely, why did the DOJ have the intelligence agencies run the investigation of Trump for them? Who was really running the show? Nots of actors in this play, but who was the stage director and producer?

Bob running out of gas.

Robert Mueller: “I’m not familiar ... with that”

Chabot: “It’s not a trick question. It was Fusion GPS”

https://freebeacon.com/politics/muellers-testimony-marked-by-refusals-to-answer-requests-to-repeat-questions/

And to think Bill Barr extended the professional courtesy to the former Director of the FBI to back out as Barr would take the heat to save Mueller from the embarrassment and lasting black mark now on his long career.


George Rebane

L 1007am - Interesting point Larry. When we recall Mueller earlier this year at a news conference correcting an erroneous report about his investigation, he was all there - firm, unhesitating, and resolute about the facts of the matter. It's hard to believe that in such a short time he had such a mental degradation which we witnessed yesterday. If in this interval he had had a medical event - e.g. micro stroke - then someone would have forewarned Team Nadler to pull him as a witness.

Bill Tozer

@ 10:07 am

Mueller acting the role one with diminished capacity? Well, he was a reluctant witness and had plenty of time to prepare. Played the role of forgetful, but likable, old grandpa at the Thanksgiving Dinner table.

Yes, it is not out of the realm of possibility. The insanity defense?

With the arrest and conviction of Gotti and various Gambino family members in 1992, Gigante was officially recognized as the most powerful crime boss in the United States. For the better part of 30 years, Gigante feigned insanity in an effort to throw law enforcement off his trail. Dubbed "The Oddfather" and "The Enigma in the Bathrobe" by the press, Gigante often wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in his bathrobe and slippers, mumbling incoherently to himself. He was indicted on federal racketeering charges in 1990, but was determined to be mentally unfit to stand trial. In 1997 he was tried and convicted of racketeering and was given a 12-year sentence. Facing new charges in 2003, he pleaded guilty and admitted that his supposed insanity was an elaborate effort to avoid prosecution. He died while incarcerated in 2005 at ......

Don Bessee

They are more crazy than we thought -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-squad-talking-point-boycotting-israel-like-boycotting-nazi-germany

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Rock Hunter

Todd 8:16
You are delusional if you believe that the folks at the Union read anything you send them. They give your screeds the consideration they deserve and just laugh at you behind your back. You have become an old, feeble minded court jester who can't even button his shirt or zip up his pants. No one cares what you think.

Bill Tozer

Saying goodbye to the Mueller testimony....for now. Farewell my old friend. Tear drops in the rain. I get a sick pleasure watching them get their hopes up so high all the while knowing what will happen next. Like Wile E. Coyote standing six feet beyond the edge of the cliff overhang and looking down. Cue puff of smoke.
Want to get away?

https://www.mrctv.org/videos/watch-tv-news-and-after-muellers-disappointing-testimony?#close
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L @ 10:07
Hmmm. Mueller had no problem understanding the Dem questions...and generally no problem answering. Bob was quicker on his feet with the Dems.

Gregory

"Rock Hunter" 1229pm

15 Quatoos say this sock puppet is Jeff Pellini himself.
His own blog is all but over, with nothing happening in the last two weeks.

Don Bessee

Among others -

https://www.foxnews.com/media/ex-msnbc-host-krystal-ball-rips-former-network-over-russian-hoax-rachel-maddow-youve-got-some-explaining-to-do

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Don Bessee

OUCH!

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/25/washington-post-fox-breitbart-president-trump-beat-all-establishment-media-on-mueller-day/

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Todd Juvinall

Rock Hunter | 25 July 2019 at 12:29 PM

Oh my so all those return emails discussing my concerns from the paper are imagined? Please tell us all how you came to know anything about my interactions with the Union. Waiting.

Annie Fox

Well said Gregory!

Don Bessee

And the socialist dems did it anyway!?!

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/25/robert-mueller-frailty-known-republicans-ahead-tes/

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Don Bessee

G@ 206 - Funny how that spurred a lame post at the Dark Lords Liberal Lament Land.

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Gregory

db 428pm

and a lame comment by "Annie Fox" here at 356pm.

Anyone notice how Pellini's Sierra Foothills Report really doesn't cover the Sierra Foothills much... unless it's about Pelline's kid?

Bill Tozer

15 Quatoos? Sounds about right. They get like this every time they are left standing buff naked in the wind with their ass checks flapping away after, once again, the whole thing blows up in their faces. Call it their response to the Mueller Report. They own it.
To beat a dead horse one more time, “they look like monkeys trying to hump a football.”

Expect a good dose of Todd Derangement Syndrome up next. Bongino was right. They do not have any ideas. Trump was right. All the enthusiasm is on our side.
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Moving on from the Mueller testimony, who wrote the Mueller Report is the question of the day.

https://www.gingrich360.com/2019/07/who-wrote-the-mueller-report/?fbclid=IwAR2ZiMMDP2X7_ug722ctzhQV3TYvdfkRrSPySKIDPIYwENLXtLnBvL92bfo

Don Bessee

Now he's done it -

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/07/25/joe-biden-donald-trump-won-fair-and-square-in-2016/

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Don Bessee

The clintion news network embraced a jihadi anti-Semite for years and then someone noticed -

CNN’s statement accepting the resignation of the editor makes clear the editor had worked at CNN for some time, and had made the antisemitic statements back in 2011.
The tweets from Mohammed Elshamy, a photo editor for CNN, first surfaced earlier on Thursday. They were until then still public on Elshamy’s Twitter account

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/cnn-editor-resigns-after-history-of-antisemitism-resurfaces/

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Jig Wiggly

Seeing as GR blocks most of my posts, y'all get a pretty lopsided view of my views. Truly an echo chamber. And you accuse Pelline of doing the same.

Don Bessee

Accuse @916? LOL Perhaps you might be less trollalicous and shed the sock puppet act.....

;-)

Gregory

Jiggy Wiggley 916pm

Doug,,, still finding it difficult to find your ass with both hands free?

fish

Posted by: Jig Wiggly | 25 July 2019 at 09:16 PM

Seeing as GR blocks most of my posts, y'all get a pretty lopsided view of my views.

Oh I doubt that we get a lopsided view of your “views”.

Hmmm? The only person that I recall George ever routinely censoring was Tax Man? Is this you Steve?


And you accuse Pelline of doing the same.

Hey we only of accuse jeffty of censoring and blocking people because he blocks and censors people.

George Rebane

Jig 916pm - That is a blatant lie. The only comments I pro forma delete, regardless of author, are those that contain references to other commenters' alleged sexual proclivities, such as with sheep. I have never deleted anyone's socio-political comments, and check the comment spam folder regularly to retrieve any that TypePad has automatically placed there.

And Mr Jig, your comments are always particularly welcome in these pages for their display of your values, mores, politics, worldview, policy prescriptions, observations, ..., and your knowledge base in general. For RR readers they are invaluable illustrations of everything that you and yours are doing to fundamentally transform our country and community into something that the rest of us are attempting to avoid.

As I tell all commenters, compose your extended comments offline in some text editor like Word, then copy them into RR. If they don't post immediately, try again or write me a note. If all else fails, email them to me and I'll post your text. But cut out that crap of baseless accusations that I block your comments whose only value here is their prominent display.

Bill Tozer

Post Mueller testimony.

The questions not answered is now what the focus is on. That is a good thing. The truth is leaking out. Even Garbling Gergen couldn’t overlook the elephant in the room.

https://news.grabien.com/story-cnns-gergen-admits-republicans-raised-issues-we-havent-talke
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It’s back to Russia, Russia, Russia. When Romney called Russia our biggest geo-political foe, Obama ridiculed Mitt and sunk him.

“When you were asked, what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said 'Russia.' Not Al-Qaeda; you said Russia," Obama charged. "And, the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because, the Cold War's been over for 20 years."
Every debate has a defining moment; for instance, Ronald Reagan's "there you go again" in his 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter. In 2012's debate on foreign policy, Obama's barb, and Romney's failure to recover, was it. Romney's momentum evaporated in an instant.”—-CNN

Hmmm. “Not Al-Quada; you said Russia.” My, things have changed since 2012, just seven short years ago. Russia was not the threat then, it was Al-Qual. Then 2016 happened. Now Democrat Party star and leading voice of the anti-Semites Ms. Ilhan Omar is making sure Al-Quada is not viewed as a threat, white people are.
Russia is back being the threat to our Democracy. Back to Russia, Russia, Russia and its Trump’s fault for not fixing it. Blame the Republicans. Good thing Trump did not tell the Russians he would have more flexibility after the election like Obama did. Anybody interested in a Russian reset? Just kidding.

Morning Joe called Cocaine Mitch “Moscow Mitch” this morning. As sure as the sun rises in the morning, Cocaine Mitch will now answer his phone as “Moscow Mitch”.

Bill Tozer

Re: Fire Team

“Tlaib was sworn into Congress on Thursday, with Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour attending. Tlaib supports a one-state solution and is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”

Is Palestine in Egypt?

https://jewishjournal.com/news/nation/291805/rep-tlaibs-d-c-office-map-has-palestine-sticky-note-over-israel/

One state solution? That’s straight out of the Hamas charter, formed by the Muslim Brotherhood and put under the umbrella of the Palestine Council. The Palestine Council Hamas formed Hamas as its the military arm and CAIR as its political arm in the USA.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/hamas-2017-document-full

No two state solution. White men are the problem.

Todd Juvinall

Honest to GOD. The democrats are demented. Just heard Nadler and he yapped as if there was nothing done on the Trump collusion crap . These people are unfit for leadership. They cannot tell the truth even when the whole country sees it. And Don Rogers screed against Trump today reminded me of a person on heavy meds and not in this world's reality.

Bill Tozer

For L—throwing them off the scent.

While I have (for the most part) held my fire about attacking Mueller personally, I cannot overlook his answers to fair questions contained within the 4 corners of the report. Others are not so charitable.
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“There’s a lot of speculation about Mueller’s reputation-burning performance Wednesday. Maybe he’s getting old. Maybe he’s getting senile. Maybe he didn’t understand the report he authored because he didn’t write it. Maybe he wasn’t involved enough in the investigation to understand it.

I don’t know.

I’m not a doctor.

And if he is old and frail, I take no pleasure in watching an old man shred his dignity in front of the whole world.

But I’m paid to tell you what I think — and here’s what I think.

You want to know who Robert Mueller reminded me of yesterday?

A guilty man.

I didn’t see senility or fragility or confusion or old age or anything close to doddering.

What I saw was a guilty man forced to take the stand against his will, a guilty man who fought like hell to never appear for a cross examination. Why? Because he’s guilty. And because the facts are not on his side, because he cannot explain his behavior, because he cannot justify what he’s done, he has only one choice and that’s to stall — to ask for questions to be repeated, to pretend he doesn’t understand, to run out the clock, and when that fails, he simply refuses to answer any question (take the Fifth!) that will confirm his guilt.

And in the end we saw who Robert Mueller really is — a dissembling, dishonest, deceptive bureaucrat — a front man (Captain America!) leading a criminal gang of coup plotters staffed with partisan prosecutors, the sore losers in the establishment media, the Democrat Party, and Toxic Revengers with names like James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

A Dirty Cop will say that Of course I didn’t leak my crybaby letter to Attorney General Bill Barr to the media and then refuse to answer (purview, bro) if his office leaked news of the raid on Roger Stone to CNNLOL — and that is exactly what we saw happen yesterday.

A Dirty Cop will remember everything in his preview (bro), but can’t remember when he figured out when Trump did not commit a crime, did not collude with the Russians (Gee, was it before or after the midterm elections?) — and that is exactly what we saw happen yesterday.

What do the guilty-as-hell do under cross examination? They sweat, fall apart, collapse, melt down, break down, lose their composure, lie, stall, stutter, and gulp, and that’s exactly what we saw happen yesterday.

A guilty man was forced to take the witness stand, a Dirty Cop was cross examined, cornered, trapped, exposed, stripped of his media mythology shield, and found to be Dirty…

“And it was glorious.“

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/25/nolte-robert-mueller-isnt-senile-he-was-a-dirty-cop-forced-to-take-the-witness-stand/


L

Toes @ 1:27: Yes, this view passes the razor.

Bill Tozer

It’s a conspiracy!!!! Somebody got to Mueller and dashed their hopes!!

“Now before we go to questions, I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning,” Mueller began in his opening remarks.

“I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said, and I quote, ‘you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.'”

“That is not the correct way to say it,” he (Mueller) said, adding, “as we say in the report, and as I said in the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=YvA74ppV0Tw

Don Bessee

Groundhog day?-

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/view-hosts-biden-making-same-mistake-clinton-did-before-2016-election

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler repeated a faulty claim Friday – which was corrected by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony earlier this week – about why President Trump wasn’t indicted in the Russia probe.

During a Democratic press conference about Mueller’s testimony, Nadler, a New York Democrat, claimed Mueller said the only reason Trump wasn’t indicted for obstruction of justice was because of a Justice Department opinion prohibiting charging a sitting president with a crime. He cited Mueller’s response to a question from House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

MUELLER ISSUES CLARIFICATION, TAKES BACK BOMBSHELL STATEMENT ABOUT INDICTING TRUMP

“He told us in a remarkable exchange with Mr. Lieu that but for the Department of Justice policy prohibiting [him] from doing so, he would have indicted President Trump,” Nadler said. “Indeed it is clear that any other citizen of this country who has behaved as this president has would have been charged with multiple crimes.”

But on Wednesday, Mueller himself went out of his way to clarify that he didn’t intend to suggest that.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nadler-repeats-faulty-claim-corrected-by-mueller-about-why-trump-was-not-indicted

;-)

Bill Tozer

Quotes from the Dem Train Wreck:

Collusion delusion, part I: “How could Mr. Mueller think that the Steele dossier that drove the media clamor about Russia-Trump collusion for months wasn’t part of his purview? Mr. Mueller may never answer that question.” —The Wall Street Journal

Collusion delusion, part II: “It’s inconceivable that Robert Mueller ran this investigation. One thing that was evident in seven hours of testimony is that he only has a remote familiarity with his own report and with the investigation. He was actually staff-driven and that’s what the president has been saying all along.” —Andrew McCarthy

For the record: “The last Washington Post/ABC news poll found 63 percent of registered voters oppose impeachment. That’s higher than Trump’s approval rating, meaning there are a decent number of voters out there who don’t approve of the president but who don’t want to see him impeached, particularly when they’ll get to render their verdict on him in 15 months. Impeachment is a subtle declaration of the Democrats that they do not trust the electorate to come to the right conclusion about Trump.” —Jim Geraghty

Friendly fire: “I single out my former employer in particular, in part because they were certainly the worst mainstream offenders. Russian conspiracy was great for ratings. … Consider this whole set-up has done more damage to the Democrats chances of winning back the White House than anything that Trump could ever have dreamed up.” —ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball

Dezinformatsiya: “Russians … have to be celebrating the fact that the entire Republican Party are useful idiots for them now and have flung open their arms for the Russians to come and undermine American democracy.” —MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

Braying Jackass: “I think the story of the 2016 election is really a story of disloyalty to country, about greed and about lies. And if there is anything that I think symbolizes those three strands of the 2016 election it was Moscow Trump Tower.” —Rep. Adam Schiff

Grand delusions: “Even though [Robert Mueller] was reluctant, as you can imagine, to provide the soundbite, ‘The president is immoral; the president is unpatriotic,’ that is the essence of what he had to say.” —Adam Schiff

Alpha Jackass: “You could worship the devil and be a better human being than if you worshiped Donald Trump. … Look up the tenets of the Church of Satan … and then go to a Trump rally and you’ll feel safer around Beelzebub than this dude.” —comedian D.L. Hughley

And last… “THE ONLY obstruction of Justice was and is being committed by the Democrats, for not accepting the results of the 2016 Election of Trump.” —Chuck Woolery

Meme with pic of says: “While we recognize that the suspect did not actually steal horses, he obliviously is guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.”

https://m.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10156550771635914/?type=3&source=48

Bonus read for those who are into the spy vs spy stuff.

“The template was provided by ex-MI6 Director Richard Dearlove, Halper’s friend and business partner. Sitting in winged chairs in London’s venerable Garrick Club, according toThe Washington Post, Dearlove told fellow MI6 veteran Christopher Steele, author of the famous “golden showers” opposition research dossier, that Trump “reminded him of a predicament he had faced years earlier, when he was chief of station for British intelligence in Washington and alerted US authorities to British information that a vice presidential hopeful had once been in communication with the Kremlin.”

Apparently, one word from the Brits was enough to make the candidate in question step down. When that didn’t work with Trump, Dearlove and his colleagues ratcheted up the pressure to make him see the light. A major scandal was thus born – or, rather, a very questionable scandal.

Besides Dearlove, Steele, and Halper, a bon-vivant known as “The Walrus” for his impressive girth, other participants include:

Robert Hannigan, former director Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, UK equivalent of the NSA.
Alexander Downer, top Australian diplomat.
Andrew Wood, ex-British ambassador to Moscow.
Joseph Mifsud, Maltese academic.
James Clapper, ex-US Director of National Intelligence.
John Brennan, former CIA Director (and now NBC News analyst).

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/05/31/spooks-spooking-themselves/?print=print
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Quotes from the train wreck

Collusion delusion, part I: “How could Mr. Mueller think that the Steele dossier that drove the media clamor about Russia-Trump collusion for months wasn’t part of his purview? Mr. Mueller may never answer that question.” —The Wall Street Journal

Collusion delusion, part II: “It’s inconceivable that Robert Mueller ran this investigation. One thing that was evident in seven hours of testimony is that he only has a remote familiarity with his own report and with the investigation. He was actually staff-driven and that’s what the president has been saying all along.” —Andrew McCarthy

For the record: “The last Washington Post/ABC news poll found 63 percent of registered voters oppose impeachment. That’s higher than Trump’s approval rating, meaning there are a decent number of voters out there who don’t approve of the president but who don’t want to see him impeached, particularly when they’ll get to render their verdict on him in 15 months. Impeachment is a subtle declaration of the Democrats that they do not trust the electorate to come to the right conclusion about Trump.” —Jim Geraghty

Friendly fire: “I single out my former employer in particular, in part because they were certainly the worst mainstream offenders. Russian conspiracy was great for ratings. … Consider this whole set-up has done more damage to the Democrats chances of winning back the White House than anything that Trump could ever have dreamed up.” —ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball

Dezinformatsiya: “Russians … have to be celebrating the fact that the entire Republican Party are useful idiots for them now and have flung open their arms for the Russians to come and undermine American democracy.” —MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

Braying Jackass: “I think the story of the 2016 election is really a story of disloyalty to country, about greed and about lies. And if there is anything that I think symbolizes those three strands of the 2016 election it was Moscow Trump Tower.” —Rep. Adam Schiff

Grand delusions: “Even though [Robert Mueller] was reluctant, as you can imagine, to provide the soundbite, ‘The president is immoral; the president is unpatriotic,’ that is the essence of what he had to say.” —Adam Schiff

Alpha Jackass: “You could worship the devil and be a better human being than if you worshiped Donald Trump. … Look up the tenets of the Church of Satan … and then go to a Trump rally and you’ll feel safer around Beelzebub than this dude.” —comedian D.L. Hughley

And last… “THE ONLY obstruction of Justice was and is being committed by the Democrats, for not accepting the results of the 2016 Election of Trump.” —Chuck Woolery
————
Meme with Mueller: “While we recognize that the suspect did not actually steal horses, he is obviously guilty for trying to resist being hanged for it.”

https://m.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10156550771635914/?type=3&source=48

Robert Cross

In the 'Pubbers like Russian interference in our elections because that's how they win' dept.: Moscow Mitch McConnell has blocked two election security bills in the Senate. One bill would have required paper ballots, because paper is much harder to hack than a voting machine. The other would require candidates, campaign officials and their family members to notify the FBI of assistance offers from foreign governments because trump himself has stated that he would welcome dirt from foreign governments if it will get him elected... screw democracy.

Please tell me why you all think this is just fine and unnecessary.. I can't wait to here all the lame excuses you are going to provide.

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 27 July 2019 at 10:25 AM


Both of those look fine as improvements to the election system Roberta......why do you think Cocaine Mitch shot them down?

fish

Steve.....more fever dreams about Nazis again!

Looks liike P.J. O'Rourke was right: “No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal”


Jeez Steve......maybe talking to a therapist would help?

Robert Cross

lame excuse #1 from Clouseau. somehow I just knew he would be first.. something to do with not having a life beyond the blogs

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 27 July 2019 at 10:49 AM


Hmmmm....the Menopausal Avenger is foul tempered this lovely Saturday morning.

Again......Roberta.....why do you think McConnell blocked the legislation?

Bill Tozer

Oh Mr Cross, with all the excitement going on with the Mueller Train Wreck Disaster, I reckon the Moscow Mitch thang slipped through the cracks. I did hear something about Morning Joe or Donnie Douch screaming into the cameras on MSLSD or MSPMS or Communist News Network about Moscow Mitch, but I just figured it was a typical day in the Insane Asylum and paid it no nevermind. Figured it was just the Leftinistas’ normal reaction when things don’t go the way THEY demand them to. Double down on stupid, hyperventilating, and drama is what they do best. Was it another threat to our democracy?? Was it more Treason? What ever got them to blow their ever loving minds all over the studio again, it must have been something minor. I sure hope they pay the cleaning crew extra after a normal day in of TDS. At least tip them well, but I digress.

Hard to hear what they were saying over their yelling and carrying on so. I confess the bulging eyes were rather distracting. Something about Moscow Mitch....I thought his name was Cocaine Mitch. Learn something new everyday.

Ok, what’s our lame excuse? Let me see if I can find a lame excuse. But, before that, let’s try Voter ID to insure the sanctity of the elections. No? Opps, that be racist. Ok. I will try this....though I doubt it will get your blood pressure down. Mueller has blotted out everything. Hmm, I do my best writing under pressure and with quick deadlines. :’

“As an act of political theater, the Democrats’ recent attempt to cast Mitch McConnell in a bad light has been quite successful. The Internet is awash in headlines contending that he blocked election-security reforms despite warnings about ongoing Russian interference from Robert Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“The reactions are overwrought and unfair. McConnell was right to stop the two bills at the center of the controversy, and the Democrats knew full well ahead of time that he would do so. And “Cocaine Mitch” is a far better nickname than “Moscow Mitch” anyway.

“The Democrats tried to push these bills by unanimous consent. One of them, a bill giving states hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade their voting systems and requiring the use of paper ballots, had already passed the House — and won only a single Republican vote, meaning its support is far from unanimous. The other would require candidates to report foreign offers of assistance; this would encounter numerous practical difficulties and at minimum cannot simply sail through the Senate unimpeded.

“Senate Democrats asked for unanimous consent to these bills knowing they would not receive it and pretended to be shocked when they didn’t get it. The media then gobbled up a narrative about McConnell stopping action on an issue right after being warned about how serious a problem it was.

“To be clear, foreign election interference is, indeed, a serious threat. According to the recent Intelligence Committee report, while there’s no sign that vote totals have been manipulated, there have been successful efforts to access sensitive information such as voter registration.

“Less well known, however, is that there’s already been immense progress on this issue. The Department of Homeland Security and the states have gotten far better at addressing it since the 2016 election; Congress provided the states $380 million for election security just last year; under McConnell, the Senate has passed bills to further deter and punish those who interfere in elections. Still, additional efforts are warranted, and some of those efforts could require legislation.”

If I had more time it would have been better. Aha! That is what got Roberta’s mangina all a’twitter this morning.

https://news.grabien.com/story-scarborough-pumped-about-nickname-hes-thought

Attack and scare!!!!

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/gregory-price/2019/07/26/msnbc-republican-strategist-you-need-attack-and-scare-republicans

fish

Went looking for a possible reason for McConnell upsetting Roberta so......found something much more uplifting!!


Traveling hundreds of miles across Iowa, passing cornfields and covered bridges, visiting quaint small town after quaint small town, listening to the stump speeches of Democrat after would-be Donald Trump-combating Democrat, only one thought comes to mind:

They’re gonna blow this again.

Imagine how it looks to Republicans. If that’s too difficult or unpalatable, just look at the swarm of 24 Democratic candidates in high school terms.

The front-runner — the front-runner! — is septuagenarian gaffe machine Joe Biden, who started running for president in the Eighties and never finished higher than “candidacy withdrawn,” with a career delegate total matching John Blutarsky’s grade-point average, i.e., zero point zero. The summer’s “momentum” challenger is California Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent all year sinking in polls but surged when she hit Biden with “I don’t think you’re a racist . . . but . . .” on national TV.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., adjusts his glasses as he and other members of the Senate Republican leadership speak to the media after a weekly policy luncheon, in Washington. "Everybody ought to tone down their rhetoric," said McConnellTrump Democrats, Washington, USA - 16 Jul 2019

A third contender is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a famed red-state punchline who already has 10,000 Pocahontas tweets aimed at her head should she make it to the general. Her “I have a plan for that” argument for smarter government makes her a modern analog to Mike Dukakis — another Massachusetts charisma machine whose ill-fated presidential run earned him a portrait alongside the Hindenburg in a Naked Gun movie.

A fourth challenger, Bernie Sanders, is a self-proclaimed socialist born before the Pearl Harbor attack who’s somehow more hated by the national media than Trump. A fifth, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has never earned more than 8,515 votes in any election. The claim to fame of a sixth, Beto O’Rourke, is that he lost a Senate bid to the world’s most-hated Republican. It goes on.

The top Democrats’ best arguments for office are that they are not each other. Harris is rising in part because she’s not Biden; Warren, because she isn’t Bernie. Bernie’s best argument is the disfavor of the hated Democratic establishment. The Democratic establishment chose Biden because he was the Plan B last time and the party apparently hasn’t come up with anything better since. Nothing says “We’re out of ideas” quite like pulling a pushing-eighty ex-vice president off the bench to lead the most important race in the party’s history.


Now.....doesn't that just make your day?!


https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/iowa-2020-election-democrats-taibbi-858522/

Bill Tozer

Oh, this one will keep me smiling for weeks. Warms the cockles of me weary heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

“another Massachusetts charisma machine whose ill-fated presidential run earned him a portrait alongside the Hindenburg in a Naked Gun movie.”

George Rebane

That countries try and have always tried to influence each other's elections and politics is old news (to those who read), America is a past master at that and hopefully continues in the same vein. The thing that no liberal seems to be able to connect the dots with is Russia's attempts and achievements. There is absolutely no evidence that Russia has achieved anything through its longstanding and ongoing attempts. But you gotta wonder how stupid you have to be to not be able to connect such dots. Then again, these liberals may simply be evil in perpetuating those 'interference lies' in the attempt to snare some undecided light thinkers. Nah!

Don Bessee

This one could fit in a few places but -

A few years ago I was at the annual CADCA drug prevention national conference/training and every day there was a big speaker and one day it was Elijah Cummings.

This was especially profound because it was just a few weeks after his nephew had been murdered in a drug fueled home invasion. His whole speech focused on the drug fueled crime wave and commended us for our work and how incredibly important it is to crush the growing crime.

In the intervening years it has gotten even worse and then there was the added layer of local government giving into the mob and neutering the cops.

The facts clearly back the President on this one -

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/md/baltimore/crime

;-)

Walt

Speaking of influencing elections, our Proggys have always slithered away when it's brought up that "O" tried to influence
Israeli elections against Netanyahu.. With our tax money no less... But that's OK in their book.

Bill Tozer

Wow. Timing is everything. I have just spent several hours over the past couple of days researching Vyacheslav Trubnikov. Very very impressive man. Unbelievably impressive and long career. Read interviews by him going back to 1993. Ended up being the head of the Russian equivalent of our CIA. You know Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the guy Steele mentioned as one of his Russian contacts...the same dude that Halper invited to speak at the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar....before Halper quit because of undue Russian influence on the distinguished institution, lol.

Anyway, what is the point of this? I came across published stories about bugging Clinton’s phone or possibly Monica’s pad. Confirmed in the Starr Report. Bubba knew his phone was being tapped by the Russians (probably) and they had to pretend Monica and Bubba knew they were being bugged as a cover story. The Russians had 78 hours of phone sex between the two! 78 hours. I have done the phone sex thing years ago, but the grand total would be less than 3 hours. 78 hours of phone sex and this was BEFORE our public even heard of Monica or knew about the Blue Dress DNA.

Anyway, the Russians never intended to use that as blackmail. It was all about “getting to know the man”. It was all about getting inside the man’s mind, something Vyacheslav Trubnikov was a master of. He thinks most spying today is too narrowly focused. One has to be like a Michelangelo to get into the head of foreign leaders....and our public. Getting Russia, Russia, Russia! in the public/ liberals heads is the goal, not messing with the vote count.

“Today, to get any kind of secret paper, with the top-secret info — that's nothing," he said. "It is essential to penetrate into the brains of those who are leading the countries."

“And to penetrate the brains of foreign leaders — to predict your adversary's next move — Trubnikov says only human intelligence works. Meaning, traditional espionage.

"An intelligence officer must grow up to the level of Michelangelo," he said.

“What does Michelangelo have to do with a modern Russian spy? Trubnikov's answer: The best spy is a Renaissance man.

"He has to have in his brain an encyclopedia. He cannot today be a very narrow specialist. To get information, very, very delicate information. This is the task of an intelligence officer."

Thus, it does not surprise me one bit that Russia did not change one vote in the tally. They may have or may have not got into our voting systems to leave a calling card, but that was the goal in and of itself if they did. No hacking the elections, no true interference, just get into the minds. Free rent in the public’s minds was the real gold. And boy did it work. I believe that the Russians did not cross that line to actually hack an election tally or need to even break into our voting machines. They did not need to. And boy did Vyacheslav Trubnikov and Vladislav Surkov get into the Lefty psychic....big time. Even had Punchy yelling “Treason!” or blackmail or “Putin’s puppet”along with the whole lot of the feeble minded press.....to this very hour by the wack jobs in Congress, media, and some commentators in the Union.
Russian Derangement Syndrome


https://bongino.com/new-document-exposes-two-russian-dossier-sources/

Bill Tozer

Short Link

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/06/28/483734866/russias-ex-spy-chief-shares-opinions-of-his-american-counterparts

Robert Cross

" There is absolutely no evidence that Russia has achieved anything through its longstanding and ongoing attempts."

Speaking of stupid light thinkers. How stupid do you have to be to think that just because their is no proof it worked, we should do nothing about it and go ahead and let the Russians fuck with our elections anyway.. Right George? Perhaps eventually they will figure it out if we let them try often enough.

Besides if a person actually could understand what they read and garnered information from a variety of sources other than right wing propaganda outlets, they might to begin to understand that, like a lot of science, while their may not be direct proof, there certainly is a correlation between Russian propaganda, specifically targeted precincts in specifically targeted swing states, and trump winning all of a state's electoral college delegates by a few thousand votes. But when person has HUTAS (head up trump's ass syndrome) who cares about the integrity of our elections and our democracy as long as you win.

"America is a past master at that and hopefully continues in the same vein." If one looks at the elections and coups America has participated in, one would find that the results are not that successful for the inhabitants of said countries but very good for multi-national corporations. Just look at our past involvement in Iran, Iraq, and multiple banana republics and how well that worked for starters.

PS. keep trying Clouseau...

Bill Tozer

George....check for a post I made....around 3:06pm. Lost in space. Thanks

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 27 July 2019 at 03:11 PM

You’ll never know how much your support means to me Roberta!

Bill Tozer

Hacking, Voter manipulation Subliminal messages. 1984 is here. Big Bro is watching you.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4808175/google-moved-millions-votes

“When questioned further by Cruz, Epstein gave a more concise answer: “The range is between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes depending on how aggressive they were in using the techniques that I’ve been studying, such as the search engine manipulation effect, the search suggestion effect, the answer bot effect, and a number of others. They control these and no one can counteract them. These are not competitive. These are tools that they have at their disposal exclusively.”

Cruz was shocked by this, responding, “If any headline comes out of this hearing, that should be it.”

Epstein further warned, “In 2020, you can bet that all of these companies are going to go all out, and the methods they are using are invisible, they’re subliminal, they are more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in behavioral sciences and I’ve been in behavioral sciences for almost 40 years.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/07/17/google-expert-senator-cruz-15-million-2020-votes-risk

6 minutes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rNvgl38TLvI


Don Bessee

Nobody is listen to him luckily! -

Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., cautioned against impeachment Saturday, indicating that his colleagues could turn off voters ahead of the 2020 election if they pour resources into a failed attempt to remove President Trump from office.

"You can't go into an election and say 'well, we've done a few things.' And also we're responsible for and spent a huge amount of time and a huge amount of money on a failed impeachment process," Van Drew said while appearing on "America's News HQ."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/jeff-van-drew-impeachment-will-fail-make-2020-victory-very-difficult

;-)

Walt

we should do nothing about it and go ahead and let the Russians fuck with our elections anyway"
OK Babs,, explain how we stop them trying. Your supposed to be a big boy,, tell us how that would work.

Your boy "O" told them to "knock it off!" Did they?
He knew about it... Just what steps did he take? A hashtag war?

So spill it Cross Bob....

Don Bessee

The socialist dems keep eating their own -

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and — horror of horrors — the speaker had on some good pumps.

Then this week, lefty Twitter erected a digital guillotine because I had a book party for my friend Carl Hulse, The Times’s authority on Capitol Hill for decades, attended by family, journalists, Hill denizens and a smattering of lawmakers, including Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins.

I, the daughter of a D.C. cop, and Carl, the son of an Illinois plumber, were hilariously painted as decadent aristocrats reveling like Marie Antoinette when we should have been knitting like Madame Defarge.

Yo, proletariat: If the Democratic Party is going to be against chocolate, high heels, parties and fun, you’ve lost me. And I’ve got some bad news for you about 2020.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/spare-me-the-purity-racket/ar-AAEWOe0

;-)

Walt

I'm sure Bobby and his LIB friends are A-OK with BIG tech screwing (influencing)with elections. Just as long as for the LIB side.
You know,, those same ones who are giving a reacharound to China.

fish

Posted by: Don Bessee | 27 July 2019 at 04:15 PM

Four more years of Trump and even nitwit like Mo Dowd might shuck this mortal coil!

Four more years......Four more years......Four more years......Four more years......Four more years......!!!


....and the rest of you!!! SSSSSssshhhh!! Roberta is thinking deep thoughts......!

George Rebane

RobertC 311pm - It looks like you can't even follow a conversation thread. Who in hell said that "we should do nothing about it and go ahead and let the Russians fuck with our elections anyway"?? You? And who in hell made ANY assessments about the impacts (good or bad) of messing with other countries' elections??? You don't seem to understand what is being discussed, as you have demonstrated countless times over the months. Try to keep it together when you visit RR, else you'll continue looking as if you can't keep up.

BillT 313pm - I fished your 308pm out of the spam folder. Thanks for the heads up.

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane @ 4:05 pm. Thanks. Tanks, tanks a rocket. I kindly draw the dear readers attention to my dissertation at 3:08 pm. They got Russia on their minds....free rent.

Don @. 3:42 pm

The unanswered question is where do the Democrat Socialists go from here? Adam Shiifylips is out yelling “LIAR, LAIRS!” at the top of his lungs. He cannot change course after promising everybody that he has seen the goods on Trump for over two years straight. He has seen the smoking gun with his own frog eyeballs. He has to stick to his story. In too deep to back out now. His whole being is invested in the Hoax. Same with Nadler and Rachel Maddcow. Think she will face the camera and do a mea culpa to her audience that she got snookered? Being a unhinged Leftinista with TDS means never having to say you were sorry or wrong...

There is still plenty of time for them to get on the same page. The far left of the far left Leftinistas want to damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead. TDS and being out of power drives their suicide mission on. And the more ‘moderate’ wacky far left Leftinistas can see the shipwreck ahead, yet need to pacify the more insane among their midst. Oh, what to do, ooh what to do? The only silver lining for them is counting on this to be alll forgotten in 6 months and pure Hatred of Orange Man Bad will be a winning ticket. Lordy knows they have no ideas, so Hate will work as a substitute.....for the party of love.

https://buchanan.org/blog/after-mueller-debacle-where-do-democrats-go-137344

Keep thinking that way brother Cohen. You rock

https://www.dailywire.com/news/49984/watch-democratic-rep-steve-cohen-argues-frank-camp?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwbrand

Walt

Oh ohhhh,,,,, Some LIB parents are going to get real mad.
"How dare you call my kid a terrorist!!!"
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-considering-declaring-antifa-a-terror-organization
"President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering declaring the far-left Antifa activist group a terrorist organization, equating it with the MS-13 street gang amid reports of members physically attacking conservative demonstrators and journalists at rallies across the country.

"Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others). Would make it easier for police to do their job!" Trump tweeted."

Don Bessee

Who knew? Comrade Bernie agrees with the Prez on Baltimore. -

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once referenced North Korea to slam the conditions and lifespan of residents in Baltimore’s “poorest boroughs,” calling it a “disgrace.”

This comes in the wake of far-left politicians slamming President Trump over criticisms of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who represents Baltimore’s district.

In 2016, Sanders slammed the conditions in Baltimore’s “poorest boroughs,” claiming that residents have “lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea.”
“That is a disgrace,” he added in May 2016.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/27/flashback-bernie-sanders-cited-north-korea-to-slam-conditions-in-baltimore-that-is-a-disgrace/

;-)

Todd Juvinall

Oh my Pelline and Frisch are kissing each other on the swamp blog. And of course Frisch, the white supremacist" is calling RR commenters names again. These metrosexuals are pretty funny.

Walt

Good place for them, Todd. Maybe all of four LIBS will even read the diarrhea.
That blog eccos like an empty oil drum.

Bill Tozer

Baltimore? Is that even on topic? Guess I will go with the punches. Are rats racists, or just fascist racists worse than Hitler?

“Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday.

“This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments.

“Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago it was No. 6 on the Orkin list. The city has undertaken several rat control measures, including the issuance of municipal garbage cans to contain waste.

“Moreover, "Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation's 50 largest cities last year and the second-highest violent crime rate overall, according to new data from the FBI," The Baltimore Sun reported in 2018.”

Well, the good news is that there are no straws in the pics of the piles of trash, poop, and hypos in LA and the Frisco hellhole street shots. Baltimore could learn something from CA. Straws are bad for the environment.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/49986/baltimore-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro

Dan sez:

“Dear Liberals,
Don’t dare pretend your ideology hasn’t been the driving force behind the destruction of OUR inner cities. I worked both the NY & Baltimore streets as a cop & a fed agent. You don’t know squat. The POTUS is right, it’s WAY PAST TIME for political accountability.
Watching liberal media elites, many of whom NEVER leave the Greenroom, pile on while avoiding the real questions about WHY our inner cities are struggling is equally pathetic. The media has become a cosmic embarrassment as they cover full time for liberalism’s grotesque failings.
And, under no circumstances, should Republicans back away from this fight. It’s LONG OVERDUE. The citizens of these struggling cities deserve better. They deserve a shot at safety and prosperity and the liberal politicians in charge HAVE ABSOLUTELY FAILED THEM.“

I guess this will be spun as “Trump called black people rats!” Yawn.


AVMan

,,,Can’t we all get just along??? VDH aptly describes Trump and the local Roundtable here,,,

‘’’Indeed, fringe groups at the time (including Donald J. Trump) had trafficked in crazed birther conspiracies.’’’

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/hWP3FfZ

Todd Juvinall

Elijah Cummings district is truly a shithole district. Most of the urban blight is contained in the areas represented by the Con Black Caucus. With over 40 members I have watched them most of my political years and they are as impotent and Steve Frisch. Their districts are shitholes. We see the same thing now in LA with the Hispanic Caucus. If they would cast off their leftist robes of failure and embrace Republican values and ideas they could revitalize their shitholes. But they won't. The press is siding with these failed politicians against Trump. He sure says what is true.

George Rebane

ToddJ 729am - I reposted your comment in the intro to the new sandbox. Let's continue this thread there.

Bill Tozer

AV Projector Booth Man.

Odd that you mentioned VDH’s piece, “Why can’t we all just get along”. Last night I reread the article and forgot how great the link is. Powerful. Sometimes I reread the topic posts just to remind myself what the original posts were. and to also remind myself to stay on topic. Well worth the reread. Thanks for pointing out Victor Davis Hanson’s opinion piece. Highly recommended.

“Again, by all means his opponents can, if they so wish, ridicule, caricature, and blast Trump and hope he fails. But after trying for nearly three years to destroy the president and prematurely remove him by any means necessary before a scheduled election, please do not appeal to the better angels of our nature—while deploring the new “unpresidential” behavior of Donald J. Trump for lashing out at those who sought to reduce him to a common criminal, pervert, traitor, dunce, and Satanic figure.

“Such invective was always characteristic of the new progressive agenda rather than specific to Donald J. Trump. After the 2008 dismantling of John McCain into a senile lecher and reducing Mitt Romney into a tax cheat, animal tormenter, high-school hazer, elevator owner, and enabler of an equestrian wife with MS, and after George W. Bush was reduced to Nazi thug worthy of death in progressive novels, op-eds and docudramas, Donald Trump sensed that half the country had had enough and he would return slur for slur—and so may the best brawler win.

“After all, in 2019, this 243rd year of our illustrious nation, most Americans are not simply going to curl up in a fetal position, apologize for the greatest nation in the history of civilization, and say, “Ah, you’re right, Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib. It is an awful country after all—and always was.”

“While one may always wish that the president and his critics tone down their venom and play by silk-stocking Republican Marquis of Queensberry rules, it is hard for half the country to feel much sympathy for the Left that sowed the wind and are reaping an ever growing whirlwind.”
———
President Obama once said that “if your opponents bring a knife to a fight, you should bring a gun.” Statement rated TRUE by Snoopes. I do not necessarily agree with that. I am more of a Mano e Mano kind of guy. Fair fight. Bare knuckle brawling. If they bring a knife, you bring a knife. No bringing up children or elderly parents. Let’s get ready to rumble.
What has changed with Trump is finally the R’s have someone who ain’t going to fold at the first bloodied nose. No more being Charlie Brown with Lucy holding the football. No more believing the Lefties will negotiate in good faith because they are truly a sack of lying pieces of shit who would not know good faith if it bit them in the butt. Those days are over...or at least temporarily suspended. From now on, Charlie Brown walks over to Lucky after she pulls the football back and punches her in the gut with everything he has. And when Lucky is laying on the ground with the wind knocked out of her Charlie Brown leaves a footprint on her face. New rules.
New rules, yes. But, being who we are, we won’t send swat teams and amphibious assault commandos to arrest an old man with a deaf wife who has no priors or history of violence or threats in the middle of the night when a simple phone call will do. Those rules will be restored, not suspended. There are certain lows even we cannot stoop to.

The news rules are instead of Trump against the world, it is now when Hayden took the punch in the face, he took it for all of us. And we are ready, willing, and able to hit back harder. Buckle up, buttercup.

VDH’s piece reminded me in a almost inverse way of this short piece right after Mueller let your team down.

“In other words, pro-impeachment Democrats wanted Mueller to make the decision for them, to take responsibility for moving public opinion in their favored direction. This is not how impeachment works under the Constitution, and it is not how political conflict works anyway.

“Just as spectators of the political game, it should be obvious by now that this is the signature mistake that all of Trump’s opponents have made. A fear of direct confrontation with Trump and his base leads his opponents to hope that Trump can be defeated without hard fighting. Perhaps circumstances will change, or the media will finally pin him. Or maybe some other Trump opponent will pick the perfect kamikaze maneuver and reopen the political field.

“This is a vain hope. Like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton before them, House Democrats will lose any contest with Trump so long as they are unwilling to sustain political damage in the act of inflicting more damage to him.

“One of the lessons of Tim Alberta’s new book American Carnage is that Trump wins because he refuses to doubt himself and always seeks the initiative in a media fight. He makes his opponents appear fearful and weak when they duck and dodge him.

“And aggression is not the natural language of our political class. Our politicians call for regime change, as if war were a matter of switching office holders. Trump threatened countries with fire, fury, and annihilation. Cory Booker said last week “my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching” Donald Trump. And in that completely bizarre, and entirely non-credible threat is the Democrats’ problem heading into 2020. They sometimes feel like fighting. But I suspect they never will.“

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/you-cant-beat-trump-without-throwing-a-punch/

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