October 20, 2018

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (10/20/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Saturday Night Diversity)

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The Saturday Night Joke


A motorcycle police officer stops a driver for shooting through a red light.The driver is a real jerk, steps out of his car and comes striding toward the officer, demanding to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!

So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The motorist instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit offensive terms.

The tirade goes on without the officer saying anything. When the officer finishes writing the ticket he puts an "AH" in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the ticket.

He then hands it to The 'violator' for his signature. The guy signs the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it stands for.

The officer says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember that you're an asshole!"

Two months later they're in court. The 'violator' has a bad driving record with a high number of points and is in danger of losing his license, so he hired a lawyer to represent him.

On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run through the red light.

Under cross examination the defense attorney asks; "Officer is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client?"

Officer responds, "Yes, sir, that is the defendant's copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top."

Lawyer: "Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket you don't normally make?"

"Yes, sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an "AH," underlined."

"What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"

"Aggressive and hostile, Sir."

"Aggressive and hostile?"

"Yes, Sir.

"Officer, are you sure it doesn't stand for asshole?"

Well, sir, you know your client better than I do.

How often can one get an attorney to incriminate his own client?

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 10-20-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

—OregonMuse

We Come to It At Last

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And here we are. Ten months ago, I wrote a post about The Passion of Joan of Arc the first film, chronologically, in my personal Top Ten list. Nine posts, and nine months, later, we come to the final move in that list, The Lord of the Rings.

Before I jump into my thoughts on the film, let me clarify. The Lord of the Rings was released in three parts in three successive years from 2001 to 2003. Principle photography occurred concurrently for the entire project (the final scene at the Grey Havens was filmed on week two). Editing and the rest of postproduction happened one year after another, along with extra filming. In essence, The Lord of the Rings is a single project that flows seamlessly from one part to the next. It is one film.

I also view the Extended Editions of each part to be the authoritative version of the film. So, when I talk about The Lord of the Rings, I mean the Extended Editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, three volumes to one book.

With that out of the way, let's talk about it!


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Chess Thread 10-20-2018

—OregonMuse

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BREAKING: Barron Trump Awarded Chess Grandmaster Title reads the headline. Of course, it's fake news. Barron Trump has never been awarded the Grandmaster title.

Also:

In the 1970s and 80s, Donald Trump studied under the tutelage of players like Bobby Fischer. Eventually, he won hundreds of chess tournaments abroad before retiring at the ripe old age of 40.

Uh-huh. Right. Although it does have some surface plausibility. Donald Trump looks like he's playing 3D chess while his enemies are still trying to figure out how to tie their shoes. Perhaps this is actually a parody news site. There's another story, Chelsea Clinton Calls Barron Trump "A Creepy Psycho". But at least he's a chess genius.


Easier Problem - White To Play (804)

What is the fastest way White can finish off Black?

Goal: White can force a mate in 2; there is more than one solution
Hint: The best first move is not a check


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. It doesn't matter what tribe your pet is from. Sit back and enjoy the world of pets.

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Saturday Gardening Thread, October 20 [KT]

—Open Blogger

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The great photo above is from first-timer ByTor. There are a couple more below the fold.

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When the Dream of Diversity Goes Wrong [KT]

—Open Blogger

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What happens when the left's goal of diversity runs into either reality or some of their other goals? Some vignettes from the news:

Rural California becomes less diverse, more dangerous

Victor Davis Hanson's message here is not new, but this piece is particularly graphic as a harbinger of where illegal immigration and Democratic rule are taking us.

I live on a farm beside a rural avenue in central California, the fifth generation to reside in the same house. And after years of thefts, home break-ins, and dangerous encounters, I have concluded that it is no longer safe to live where I was born. I stay for a while longer because I am sixty-five years old and either too old to move or too worried about selling the final family parcel of what was homesteaded in the 1870s.

Rural Fresno County used to be one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the United States. I grew up with first-, second-, and third-generation farmers--agrarians of Armenian, German, Greek, Mexican, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, and Scandinavian descent.

Race and ethnicity were richly diverse; yet assimilation was the collective shared goal--made easier because immigration was almost entirely a legal and measured enterprise.

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Weird News Dump

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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EMT 10/20/18

—krakatoa

Bye weeks are for the birds.

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The ONT Turned Upside Down

—WeirdDave

On this day in 1781, Cornwallis surrendered to Washington (well, he had an aide do it) and England officially stopped trying to make us subjects again instead of citizens.

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The British band played “The World Turned Upside Down” to mark the occasion. I wonder what they'd play today if they could see their descendants meekly surrendering their culture and sovereignty to foreign invaders? “Suicide is Painless”, probably.


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Nancy Pelosi, What Is She? F*cking Nuts?

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Politico: Trump-Derangement Sufferers Should Lower Their Expectations for the Mueller Probe

—Ace of Spades

They've probably got nothing.

I've been wanting to link this Federalist interview with Andrew McCarthy for a long time -- he says the same thing, in the second part of the interview. He's pretty sure that the Mueller investigation is a bust.

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Kyrsten Sinema: "Stay-at-Home Moms" Are "Leeches"

—Ace of Spades

What a charming psychopath.

Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona, once described stay-at-home moms as leeches in a 2006 interview.

"These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they're choosing to live that life," she told Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944. "That's bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?"

This NPC's emails are interesting, too.





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Democrat NPC Arrested for Threatening Senators Grassley and Collins

—Ace of Spades

Not a mob!

Like Hillary Clinton said, the time for civility is over.

The Smithtown man is accused of leaving disturbing voicemails on the senators’ office phones following their public support of Kavanaugh's nomination and confirmation, in an attempt to discourage the pols from voting in the jurist's favor, a source familiar with the case revealed.

In one message left on September 27, DeRisi allegedly said that he had a "present" for Iowa's Grassley, growling, "It's a 9 millimeter. Side of your f—ing skull you scumbag motherf—–r."


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In another rant aimed at the 85-year-old senator, DeRisi was recorded saying "We're tired of this guy sucking taxpayers' money! Getting a free f--ing ride! How many more years you gonna do it? None! He’s a dead man! 9 millimeter, side of the f--ing head! If f--ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead f—ing meat! Actually even if Kavanaugh doesn’t get in he’s dead f--ing meat. 9 millimeter, side of the head, you f--ing old bastard."

Most of the calls were placed from a pre-paid cell phone, according to court docs.

DeRisi took a different tone with Collins, of Maine, calling her a "twit" on the day of the vote.

“"’m gonna get you," he's accused of saying. "You better pray this guy don't get in."

He left another message two minutes later, saying: "tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock."

I haven't seen any word if this guy is connected to the ricin letter Collins received -- have any of you?

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Jim Acosta Goes Full Jake Tapper in a DM

—Ace of Spades

He DMs a stranger to say "fuck you" after a minor joke, then lies about why he did it.


What a fruitcake.


NPC Jim Acosta:


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Vice: Generation Z is Skipping College and Going Into the Trades to Make Fat Money with No Debt

—Ace of Spades

What cannot go on, will not.

As the Brookings Institution noted in 2017, participation in career and technical education (CTE) has declined for several decades. That was in part because of a lack of funding and the fact that many states implemented more stringent academic requirements. However, the growing belief that everyone should obtain a college education also surely played a part. The National Center for Education Studies found that the number of CTE credits earned by American high school students declined by 14 percent between 1990 and 2009.

But the jobs are still there. NPR reported in April that the pressure to attend a four-year college remained so strong in American society that many high-paying jobs in the trades were currently sitting empty. Melissa Burg, the principal of Queens Tech, insisted that New York City's Department of Education and some savvy parents had taken note of this dynamic, increasingly regarding a bachelor's degree as the new high school diploma.


"I think those [trade] jobs go unfilled because skilled labor is looked down upon, even though those skilled labor people make more money than I do," she explained. "I don’t know if people don’t want to work as physically hard as they used to, or if they see their families who’ve worked hard physically, or if those families are saying, 'Don’t do what I did.'"

The article actually doesn't have much evidence that this is the hot new trend, though, despite promising that in the title.

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Are We Still Believing All Women Or Was That Just for the Kavanaugh Hearings?

—Ace of Spades

Sherrod Brown, Democrat Senator from Ohio.

His ex-wife had previously accused him of domestic abuse, too, though now she's more reluctant to talk about it.

Recchie also sought a restraining order against Brown to keep him from "doing bodily harm" to her. Recchie claimed to be "in fear for the safety and well-being of myself and our children due to [Brown’s] physical violence and abusive nature” and said Brown "intimidated, pushed, shoved and bullied" her on multiple occasions.

A judge granted a seven-count restraining order against Brown. Recchie soon accused Brown of violating the order and said he "pushed me up against the wall with his arms in order to pass and entered the house."


According to a Columbus Dispatch article from 1989, Recchie again accused her ex-husband of violent behavior. This time, she said, Brown pounded on her door so hard that he broke it and assaulted her new husband, Joseph Recchie. Both Recchies filed police reports at the time but did not end up pressing charges.

And now another woman accuses him of making an "uninvited, unwanted, and sudden advance."

Sounds like a pattern of conduct to me.

Can we afford to have this wife-beating likely rapist in the Senate?



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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Lizzie 'Notaninjun' Warren has own-goaled herself so badly that down in the Twitter sewers, even hardcore progs are saying 'you know, I hate Trump and everything he stands for, but he sure owned Warren.' No Dems will defend her, Republicans are laughing at her, real Native Americans despise her and are telling her to just shut up. And her nascent 2020 presidential campaign is now a flaming pile of wreckage. Which is kind of sad, because she's still delusional enough to think she can take on Trump in 2020 and it would be very entertaining to watch that debacle. Oh, and speaking of national laughingstocks, did you hear the latest about the creepy porn lawyer? According to the L.A. Times, a federal bankruptcy judge issued a restraining order late Wednesday to block the firm of Michael CPL Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy 'Horseface' Daniels, from spending any fees it collects while it owes more than $10 million in unpaid debts and back taxes. The restraining order covers 54 cases. My question is, why does every one who goes against Trump end up hurting themselves? It's absolutely uncanny. If I were the president, I would be on my knees every night, thanking God that my enemies are so stupid."



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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Portrait Of A Lady
Lawrence Kilburn

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The Morning Report - 10/19/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The weekend's here and lots of ground to cover so let's get to it. The two big stories are the fallout from this apparent liquidation by the KSA of Washington Post taqqiya-pimp cum "journalist" Jamal Khashoggi and the completely phony migrant caravan crisis at the Mexico-Guatemala border that is heading our way. Let's start with the former.

It is now known, widely or not, that Khashoggi was minimally an acquaintance of Osama bin Laden ('memba him?) a card-carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose aim it is to establish the global domination of Islam by any and all means necessary and the concomitant annihilation of anything and everything western, Judeo-Christian and/or "haram." Since his ascendancy to become the de facto head of state of the KSA, and by extension the global supreme authority on what is and what is not to be considered Islamic, Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has sought to move the kingdom out of the 7th century and into the 21st by purging to whatever extent he can or desires the Wahabbism of his predecessors.

And that meant that sooner or later, Jamal Khashoggi had to be dealt with. His position as a reporter for The Washington Post meant (in his mind) he was free to criticize the Prince and his policies. And for the WaPo, it had a "journalist" it could put out there as a putative expert on the kingdom whose writing would no doubt bash President Trump's Middle Eastern policy while attempting to polish the turd that was the previous administration's policy, especially when it came to Iran.

From an optics standpoint, yeah this whole thing does not "look" good. And now we have the news that one of the assassins has been killed in some sort of car accident. Ugh. The other bullshit story is that the hit was recorded on Khashoggi's Apple Watch but Rush Limbaugh took that myth apart piece by piece yesterday, but I digress. Given all we know about who this guy was, there's no doubt in my mind that he had to go. Unfortunately, the retrograde forces at home and abroad will seek to use this to kneecap MbS, PDT and our uncomfortable if not crucial alliance with the Saudis vis a vis Iran.

And then there's The Washington Post. While that rag and every other phony Leftist house organ is rending their garments over this, I would ask the question, where were they when Khalid Sheik Mohammed was sawing journalist Daniel Pearl's head off with a rusty hacksaw and filming it? Or when Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Duffy and Glen Doherty were being slaughtered in Benghazi while Obama did nothing except go off to Vegas to snort coke with Jay Z? Or even a much milder yet deadly serious incident involving the wiretapping and harassment of reporter James Rosen right here on our own soil?

Yes, this is an embarrassing situation. And to their credit, the President and Secretary of State are handling it well, all things considered. Personally, just as he saved the day by exposing Christine Blasey Ford's lies that the media (spit) embargoed, he should lay out the case of exactly who and what Khashoggi was and what he stood for, not as a way to excuse his death (not that I give shit, but again, the optics), but to explain the realpolitik behind it. He has done extremely well in exposing the corruption of our media, as is evidenced by polls that show America's overwhelming distrust of same. Day in and day out, week after week, year after year, the Post and every other newspaper and broadcast outlet formerly known as the mainstream media pimps and pumps out nothing but lies, half-truths and distortions. Jamal Khashoggi and his relationship with The Washington Post is a prime example of propaganda disguised as journalism, not to mention the taqqiya/sharia angle of this which is just as important.

We live in a world that is an ugly, nasty and dangerous place, and that means that sometimes you have to do ugly, nasty things to survive. But far worse is the Left that hypocritically struts, preens and points a holier-than-though finger while covertly and overtly working to undermine and destroy the very freedom it pretends to be upholding. It is to vomit.

The other story making news is this phony caravan of Hondurans that is now about 4,000 strong that has crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico and headed north. The President, in no uncertain terms, has laid the hammer down on the countries involved, to stop this immediately or face financial aid consequences. He has also stated he may move military assets to prevent what is an invasion from crossing into the country. Joe Arpaio even made the case for our military moving into Mexico proper to interdict the caravan, ostensibly as a means to bolster the limited capabilities of the Mexican forces (nudge-nudge wink-wink). Evidently some sort of deal has been struck with Mexico to turn them back or at least prevent them from coming here. Bottom line is, this took millions of dollars to organize, so I smell a combination of sulphur and rotten goulash. No doubt when footage of raped and crying children air on American television - conveniently a few short weeks from the Midterm elections - the President and Republican congress would just have to let them all in. In my view, this less-than-cunning stunt is already backfiring on the Dems. We also have a dreamy DREAMer accused of raping a wheelchair bound 72-year-old woman and Jeff Sessionszzz is dealing with MS-13 and terrorist infiltrators effectively even while sleeping.

Yet the incitement continues as Nancy Palsi burped up a threat to all who oppose the overthrow of the Constitution; they will be "collateral damage." Please define that, toots, m'kay? The restaurant that dared host an event for Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee gets threats and the brave guy who threatened and degraded a 9/11 widow in Portland ain't all that tough after all. Also a couple of good and sobering essays on the nature of all this evil. That is to say, it's evil.

To politics, where the President was in Montana where he ripped Jon Tester and coined a new catchy phrase "The Dems produce mobs, the GOP produces jobs." Could be shortened to "Jobs, not mobs" but I like it. Meanwhile Limbaugh was on Hannity for the whole show and predicted the GOP holds the House and bolsters its advantage in the Senate. And there is a lot of circumstantial news that backs this up, such as the DCCC pulling out of MN-8, a traditional Dem district. Meanwhile, Claire McAssKill went after Josh Hawley in a debate last night and wound up being pwn3d by herself in the process. While gun control is a loser of an issue with the voters, "Agarn" O'Rourke buried himself even further with his comments about gun control and Texas, which means he must be primping for the 2020 Prexy field, but there's a disturbing report about voter fraud in the Lone Star state, Fein-China Feinstein sez she will continue to persecute Justice Kavanaugh, DeBolshevik and Cummo both get Bronx-cheered at the Dem Al Smith Dinner, a whole slew of terrorist-lovers are running as Dems (ain't they all?), and Victor Davis Hanson with a mouth-watering essay about black voters and 2020.

Meanwhile, circling back to our wonderful media, CNN hosted a town hall with "Agarn" O'Rourke and in that entire hour there was no mention of his drunk driving incident. Jersey's own champion of women, Governor Murphy evidently covered up the rape charges against a Muslim outreach aide, and the dame running for governor in Michigan was involved in a drunken crash in 2016 which for some unexplained reason is getting no press. Hmm...

Internationally, along with l'affaire Khashoggi, there was an horrific mass shooting in the Crimean peninsula town of Kerch that has left 20 dead and 50 wounded, a top US general survived an assassination attempt in Afghanistan that killed that nation's top cop, and Michael Ledeen wonders where the administration is when Iran is in his estimation on the verge of collapse.

Domestically, PDT has vowed to cut spending in cabinet departments and says it's easy (show us by doing more Mr. President!), and he also touts the regulatory rollback as a big reason for the current economic miracle. Elsewhere, a US Gymnastics official has been arrested for attempting to destroy evidence in the Larry Nasser abuse case, and an interesting piece on self defense in the shooting of a hatchet thief.

In science, the Federalist rips apart the continuing push to eradicate poor Africans, a look at repressed memory vis a vis Christine Ford, and how the US massively cutting greenhouse gasses might affect the Paris Accords (they won't; it's a swindle). From hither and yon, Francis the Talking Pope is a dope and a Marxist, the twilight of the never-Trumpers and happy birthday to conservative icon Russell Kirk.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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An ONT For Me, But Not For Thee

—WeirdDave

A little light reading, perhaps?

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Open Thread

—Ace of Spades

I'm falling asleep.

Get your flu shots, guys!

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Project Veritas Sting Video: Claire McCaskill Staffer Says Planned Parenthood Doesn't Donate Directly to McCaskill So As Not to Alienate Pro-Life Voters, But Smuggles a Lot of Money to Her Through Cut-Out Organizations

—Ace of Spades

Digested at RedState.


Journalist: What were you telling me last night about Planned Parenthood?

Starost: How they never- How they don't donate to Claire because they don't want to ostracize pro-life voters in Missouri.

Journalist: But they still somehow get us money?

Starost: They put it through, like, different organizations.

Journalist: Keep the Planned Parenthood name off the thing, but we still get the dough?

Starost: Yup. I love that stuff, man. It's f-ing beautiful.



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The Obama State Department Subverted The Rule Of Law During The Investigation Into The Clinton Server Scandal

—CBD

Laws are for the little people, and if an illegal and unsecured server was hacked by seemingly every one of our enemies...well, that's just the price of being a serf in the Obama/Clinton world.

State Department provided 'clearly false' statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, 'shocked' federal judge says

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

"I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case," Lamberth said during Friday's hearing.

I wonder whether there is a critical mass of judges on the federal level who in spite of their partisanship are even more disgusted by the overt dismissal of the rule of law by the elites, and the explicit assumption that at a certain level within the government, all are immune?

I sure hope so.

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NPC Tater

—Ace of Spades

From the Phantom Photoshopper.

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Don't Say the M-Word: Democrat Operatives Attacking Female Republican Staffers and Cold-Cocking Male Republican Candidates

—Ace of Spades

What are we going to do about this right-wing violence, is what I imagine Jake Tapper and the Brain Trust at CNN are wondering right now.

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Krysten Sinema Just Virtue-Signaled Herself out of Senate Race

—Ace of Spades

As Twitchy says, she says "Arizona" with such disdain it looks like she smelled her own fart.



And this is from this past August. She hates her state so much she can't even fake it when she's running to be one of its senators.

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Judge "Shocked" at State Department Providing "Clearly False" Statements to Avoid Disclosing Documents Related to Clinton Email Investigation

—Ace of Spades

I'm shocked that he's shocked, to be honest.

In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing "clearly false" affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth said he was "shocked" and "dumbfounded" when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton's server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

"I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in -- by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case," Lamberth said during Friday's hearing.


Lamberth rules against a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the State Department, citing the fact that they have lied and lied and lied about searching for Clinton's emails, and other matters.


"It was clear to me that at the time that I ruled initially, that false statements were made to me by career State Department officials, and it became more clear through discovery that the information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the search and this -- what we now know turned out to be the Secretary's email system," Lamberth said Friday.

He continued: "I don’t know the details of what kind of IG inquiry there was into why these career officials at the State Department would have filed false affidavits with me. I don't know the details of why the Justice Department lawyers did not know false affidavits were being filed with me, but I was very relieved that I did not accept them and that I allowed limited discovery into what had happened."

During a tense exchange with Justice Department lawyer Robert Prince, Lamberth pressed the issue, accusing Prince of using "doublespeak" and "playing the same word games [Clinton] played."

That "was not true," the judge said, referring to the State Department's assurances in a sworn declaration that it had searched all relevant documents. "It was a lie."

Note this tweet about this story by Jason Chaffetz, calling out the Cuck's Champion Ben Sasse for aiding Clinton and the Deep State in the cover-up:



They're not NeverTrump -- they're NeverConservative. They're just on the other side.

They always have been.

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Open Thread

—Ace of Spades



My flu got worse so today I'm going to barely be here today.

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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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Maybe a taste of totalitarianism is a necessary prerequisite for the preservation of freedom. In the greatest experiment in freedom the world has ever known (that's here, in case it wasn't obvious), we seem to have gone off the rails. Perhaps the people who are suggesting that the "burning times" is a necessary first step on the path to our roots of freedom and self-determination and independence, are correct. Because we are fat and happy and barrelling down the mountain toward a country that has absolutely no sense of any of the things that innervated those very smart men who founded this country.

Hungary Enacts Plans to Ban Gender Studies Courses, Tangles with Soros

The Soros-funded Central European University (CEU) said on Oct. 16 that it was a “major infringement on academic freedom and university autonomy.”

Soros is touted by Orban’s government as public enemy No. 1—as the puppeteer behind leftist influences that Orban says he wants to replace with traditional “Christian values.”

The Hungarian government’s anti-Soros campaign forced his Open Society Foundations to leave the country earlier this year, after creating new rules on influence by foreign organizations.

And look at that! Good old Nazi George is involved, and getting his pet brain-washing project sidelined by the Hungarian government. Why, it's as if the government is trying to conserve the traditional culture of the country, and not let it be subsumed by globalist nonsense in the form of 71 genders and idiotic pseudo-intellectual blather.

I'm trying to think of a reason why the Hungarian people would be wary of a left-wing globalist perspective, and the use of academia to control society. Anyone have any idea why they seem so sensitive? Anything in their history?

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Fernand Léger

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The Morning Report - 10/18/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Thursday and as the Midterms approach, the Democrat-Left violence and intimidation is ramping up. You'd think that with a massive victory all but in the bag, or so the press has been telling us all year long, violence and intimidation would be the last thing they'd be fomenting/participating in. Snark-asm aside, this situation is intolerable and is only going to get worse - a lot worse - especially if the promised massive victory fails to materialize, which day by day is becoming a very distinct possibility.

The most recent examples include a Soros-paid goon being arrested and charged with assault after attacking the campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, two Minnesota GOP state candidates have been under near constant verbal and physical assault, a propagandist professor in Mississippi is openly calling for Republicans to be confronted and harassed by "sticking fingers in their salads" (literally or is that a euphemism?) and most disgusting and disturbing is an incident in Portland, Oregon, which has now devolved into Gaza on the Willamette. During the protests a woman evidently ran afoul of a brave, Antifa "freedom fighter" who upon learning that the woman was a 9/11 widow was told...

"...your husband should fucking rot in the grave."

As revolting as this is, I think I am even more disgusted by the fact that not only did he not cover his face as the incident was being recorded, but everyone around him all had a good laugh as this woman had the memory of her husband defecated upon by this slug and everyone around him. Certainly, all things considered, I imagine if there was anyone nearby who felt compelled to come to her defense quickly disabused themselves of that notion since Portland is now officially a no-go zone for any and all Americans and other law-abiding citizens. On a personal level, I hope that this vile entity is identified and, shall we say, gets his comeuppance.

More broadly, there is no longer even the tiniest scintilla of common ground. The mentality of the thug in question is not an outlier. It is the mindset of the leadership and members of the Democrat Party, its media/propaganda arm and virtually all of academia, from pre-school through post-graduate. There can be no longer any question that the nation is in a state of dissolution, even as the seemingly routine events of regular elections take place in the midst of it. It's all so damned bizarre, really. It's not mere rhetoric to say, as Lindsey Graham did at that travesty of a confirmation hearing, that I hope to G-d the Democrats never get back into power. After everything we have seen and are continuing to live through, it would not be wholly inaccurate for me to say that I think the Democrats should be prevented from ever attaining power again - and I do not mean merely via the ballot box. You know, for a while now, Augusto Pinochet has been a recurring theme in the comments but as time goes on, it's becoming less snark and more wishful thinking on my part. G-d help us. Let's move on before I write something I might regret.

The other big story is the phony migrant "caravan" slithering its way through Central America and towards our southern border. Evidently it has grown to approximately 4,000 people, mostly from Honduras as well as most likely funded by your favorite Nazi collaborator and mine George Soros (4,000 people don't just appear out of nowhere). The President has warned that nation and others that they are risking being cut off from foreign aid if they allow this to continue. That said, he is fully within his authority as chief executive to stop this on his own, an Hawaiian hack-in-black notwithstanding. In any case, Nancy Palsi has assured us that there will be no border wall if, G-d forbid, she ever gets her bony digits on the Speaker's gavel. Any GOP candidate running should be hitting this note and hard for the next 20 days. And lastly, an illegal alien has been arrested and charged with practicing dentistry without a license. He was quoted as saying "Hey NGU, you're doing it wrong!"

And speaking of politics, the seemingly ignominious end (if that is possible for Democrats these days) of Fauxcahontas' political aspirations tops the category as a real descendant of the real Pocahontas demands an apology, Andrew Cuomo refuses to debate his GOP challenger Marc Molinaro, Krysten Sinema is a freak, Malkin on "puta-chica-Domincana" Bob Menendez electoral woes, Scott Wallace uses a gun felon as a character witness, several links about the all but evaporated "blue wave," Chelsea Hubbel denounces Calypso Louie but not Sarsour the Hamas Louse, Cuck Schemer is silent about his party's open Joo- and Israel-hate, the gun-grabbers are quietly shifting focus and bucks to other Dem issues this cycle, and yet Ben Jealous persists with an insane gun-grabbing scheme for Maryland, Keith X's Muslim protege denies she married her brother and guess what country is going to observe our elections.

On the international front, the President and SoS Pompeo are sounding the right chords on this Khashoggi affair, the Trump of Brazil is sounding the alarm bells on Farsi electoral interference there, Nikki Haley still shines at the UN despite that filthy sewer's attitude on the fictional nation and people of Palestine so-called, Billy Ayers must have a hard-on for the Chi-Com re-education camps, and war is brewing along the Gaza border (Gaza-Gaza, not just Portland-Gaza).

In Mueller witch hunt news, Go-Go Gohmert says that the announcement of an impending conclusion of the investigation is only to keep the Dems from being depressed when he announces that there was no collusion, if the Dems take the House, Adam Schiff-for-brains is going to bury everything that can implicate his party and Byron York on the intractable Rod Rosenpenis.

Domestically, some sort of weird polio-like disease is busting out all over (mostly near the border), PDT signs into law a measure to clean up our oceans, the EPA is praising his efforts on lowered greenhouse gas emissions (I smell a rat there) and e-mails reveal even more of the plot to sue oil companies out of existence.

From hither and yon, thanks to Kavanaugh the #MeToo movement is drawing more skepticism than ever, American academia is a vast nest of propagandists and hacks, Democratic Socialism is neither (and worse), and Carroll Spinney is hanging up the Big Bird costume after playing the character on Sesame Street for 49 years.

Lastly, the President has awarded the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Major John L. Canley for his heroism in Vietnam. He ain't no Danang Dick Blumenthal, but still. Oo-rah! and thank you.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.


CIVIL WAR 2.0

  • Soros-Funded Male Dem Operative Arrested for Assaulting Female Campaign Manager, Leaving Bruises
  • 8 Violent Attacks on Republicans Just This Year
  • Alleged Assaults Shake Up Minnesota GOP Candidates as Election Day Looms
  • Leftist to 9/11 Widow: "Your Husband Should Fucking Rot In the Grave"
  • Professor Calls for Harassing Republicans at Restaurants, Sticking "Fingers in Their Salads" (nudge-nudge wink-wink - jjs)
  • Threatening Letter Sent to Susan Collins' Home Mentioned Kavanaugh
  • Democrat Mobs, Then and Now

    KEITH ELLISON ABUSE SCANDAL, OTHER DEM ABUSE SCANDALS
  • Ellison Claims Ex-Wife Kim Abused Him in Unsealed Divorce Records

    FIRST AMENDMENT, FAKE NEWS, PROPAGANDA, CENSORHSIP
  • Twitter Won't Ban Farrakhan For Calling Jews "Termites" But They'll Ban Conservatives for Calling Chelsea Manning a Traitor.
  • 6 Political Scandals the Press Doesn't Want You To Know About

    AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION
  • Illegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros (time to declare war on the Sorosians - jjs)
  • President Trump Has Full Constitutional Power to Stop the Border Invasion... Even Without Congress (Judge Molokai Leper-Colony sez "hold my poi" - jjs)
  • US Diplomat in Honduras Tells "Caravan" Migrants to Return Home, But Still They Come
  • Nancy Palsi Details Dems' Plan for Open Borders: "I Don"t See Any of Us Voting for Wall Funding"
  • Illegal Alien Arrested for Allegedly Practicing Dentistry Without a License (open wide, Nancy - jjs)

    SPYGATE, MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE, COUP
  • Go-Go Gohmert: Mueller Leaked News of Report to Affect Midterms, Prepare Dems for Disappointment
  • Byron York: Rosenpenis Talks to Press, But Not to Congress; Republicans Irate
  • Federal Judge "Shocked" Clinton Aide Cheryl Mills Was Granted Immunity by DOJ (Claude Rains-shocked or shocked-shocked? - jjs)
  • "We'll Never Know" Truth on DOJ "Partisanship" If Schiff-for-Brains Chairs Intel Panel

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • Pocahontas' Descendent Rips Fauxcahontas, Calls on Senator to Apologize
  • How Elizabeth Warren Made Identity Politics Work... For Her
  • Greenfield: The Incredibly Fake End of Elizabeth Warren
  • "Coward" Cuomo Still Refusing to Debate His GOP Challenger
  • 11 Freakiest Things About Arizona Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema
  • Malkin: Sinking Sleaze-Bob Menendez
  • Scott "Henry" Wallace Uses Gun Felon as Character Witness in Campaign Ad (TOP. Men - jjs)
  • Muslim Dem House Candidate Denounces Claims She Married Her Brother (a Keith Ellison joint - jjs)
  • Now Do Linda Sarsour: Chelsea Clinton Calls Out Louis Farrakhan's Anti-Semitism
  • Cuck Schemer Won't Admit the Dems Are Abandoning Israel
  • "Blue Wave" Ebbing? Dem Advantages Offset by Strong Economy
  • Does Midterm History Really Augur Big GOP Losses?
  • Russians Are Among the Foreign Observers of US Midterm Elections
  • Dem Candidate Was Member of Group Working Against US Gov't in El Salvador
  • Ledeen: The Trump Workers Party

    KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION AFTERMATH
  • Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue Christine Blasey Ford For Defamation

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • Gun Control Advocates Shift Attention, Money to Other Issues Ahead of Midterms (Camera Hogg, Shaved Guevara hardest hit - jjs)
  • MD Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Expand "Red Flag" Law to Allow Postal Workers, Neighbors to Take Away Guns

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
  • Perceived Threat: Long, Tangled History Put Khashoggi in Crosshairs
  • Good Roger Simon: Trump Takes the Right Position (Again) on Khashoggi
  • Right-Wing Brazilian Presidential Candidate Warns Against Iranian Influence in Election
  • China's Obscene Excuse for Its Mass "Re-Education" Camps
  • Snubbing the US, UN Empowers Palestinian Observer Mission to Lead Major Bloc
  • Haley: US Will "Continually" Remind UN That Palestinians Aren't "Any State at All"
  • Winds of War Brewing in Gaza

    DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
  • President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Major John L. Canley for Heroism in Vietnam (well done, sir - jjs)

    DOMESTIC AFFAIRS
  • $13,799,501 Federal Contract Requires UC San Francisco to Obtain Aborted-Baby Parts to Humanize Mice

    CRIME & PUNISHMENT (NON-DOSTOYEVSKY)
  • A Quiet Weekend... and Nothing More

    THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • They're Coming After the Prop. 13 "Loophole"
  • Elon Musk Has Reached a Settlement, But Tesla's Troubles Are Far From Over

    CHURCH SEX ABUSE SCANDAL, COVER UP
  • Predator Priest Named in Pennsylvania Abuse Report Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Boys

    HEALTHCARE
  • Mysterious, Polio-Like Illness Leaving Some Children Suffering From Paralysis
  • Repeal Taxes and Tariffs on Medical Devices Before It's Too Late

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • Trump-aganda?
  • K-12: Why So Little for the Mind?
  • See Their Faces

    FEMI-NAZISM, WAR ON MASCULINITY
  • Americans Now More Skeptical of Women Claiming Sexual Harassment After Year of #MeToo

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Emails Show Law Firm Pitched San Francisco on Idea of Suing Energy Producers
  • President Trump Signs "Eco-Friendly" Save Our Seas Act Into Law
  • EPA Cheers Decline in US Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Under Trump Administration

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER & YON
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  • Oath Director: "Yes," Fascist Comedy Is About Trump
  • "Democratic Socialism": A Myth and an Oxymoron
  • Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/17/18 )

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    The Quotes of The Day

    Quote I

    “With respect to Mr. Kaepernick, he nationally exercised his First Amendment right to kneel. I exercised mine. I regret that at the time I didn’t better clarify my feelings. That one tweet has been made the litmus test of my reputation over almost two decades of public service.” Mary Bono


    Quote II

    “Clearly, many people around the world value their beer. It’s important to understand how climate change will impact our daily lives and things we care most about – whether that happens to be a favorite national park, coastal beaches or a pint of beer.” Nathan Mueller


    Quote III

    We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever. Ronald Reagan

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    Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:09 PM Comments

    White Privilege Means Having Your Reputation and Career Destroyed for Asking a Black Guy for I.D. [Warden]

    —Open Blogger

    Yet another white person convicted by the media of racism, condemned by the internet mob, and fired from her job--all before her side of the story can be heard.

    Well, you can hear it now that her life has been ruined by baseless smears. This "racist" white woman stopped another building occupant who she didn't recognize from following her into the building. The reason she didn’t allow him in is because there had been crime and at least one mugging in the building previously, and she had been instructed by her HOA to never let anyone into the building who didn't have a key fob.

    So, she followed the instruction and asked to see the man's key fob that would prove he was an occupant. It turns out he was. He'd just moved in. The problem is she asked a member of a privileged class here in America, a black man, and he took offense.

    Instead of simply saying, "Oh, hi. I'm new here. I've got my key fob right here. Let me introduce myself," he chose to cry racism.

    And thus her life was ruined by yet another round of the media's favorite new game, Smite the Normie.

    If you aren't familiar with this game, here's how it works.

    1. A white person asks a minority, usually black, for identification or to follow
    some general rule of membership, property, etc...

    2. The black denies the perfectly reasonable request, claims racism and
    escalates the conflict while recording it on a smart phone.

    3. The video is posted on social media, often edited and always with missing
    context.

    4. The media runs with the "look how racist white people are to blacks"
    narrative and convicts the white person of racism.

    5. The story goes national.

    6. The white person is threatened, harassed, and then fired from his/her job,
    despite the conflict not having taken place at work and having nothing to
    do with their employment.

    Now here's the fun part: If and only if you watch the video on that news website do you discover that this "racist" white woman is married to a black guy.

    Days later, buried at the end of a video most people won't watch is a piece of context that most people would deem exonerating. Aren't journalists terrific?

    This is happening every other month or so, which leads me to believe that the people who record these videos know exactly how much power they possess to harm whites through weaponized online outrage, eagerly stoked by the left-wing media.

    Robert Hampton at American Renaissance documents other recent cases here.

    This incident followed that of a black babysitter looking after two white children who complained on camera last week that a white woman called the cops on him--this even earned a report from the New York Times. The babysitter is a 27-year-old black man, hardly a typical caretaker for white children. The Times called this "babysitting while black."

    There were two similar cases in July. A white CVS manager was fired after he called the cops on a black woman customer who threw a tantrum over the rejection of a fraudulent coupon and refused to leave the store. The man's name was all over social media and the press sided with the black woman.

    A white neighborhood swimming-pool monitor lost his job after he called the police on a black woman who angrily refused to show her ID. His name was also on social media, and again, the New York Times covered the encounter, dubbing the man "ID Adam."

    These incidents came after the much-covered “racial profiling” ruckus at a Philadelphia Starbucks in April. Video showed two black men being ushered out of the coffee shop by police after they asked to use the rest room, refused to buy anything, and then refused to leave. This video had a huge impact and probably taught blacks the value of taping encounters. The result was intense, undeserved humiliation for Starbucks and for the manager who called the police. There was also a "confidential financial settlement" between the blacks and Starbucks.

    We need to get a handle on this abuse. It's turning whites into second class citizens--people who can have their entire lives ruined by anyone belonging to the victim class who decides to level a charge of racism at them.

    You are interested in civility, in getting along. But there is an entire group of sociopaths on the left who are not interested in these things at all. What they want is the power to control, humiliate, and ultimately ruin you.

    If that sounds familiar to what happened to Judge Kavanaugh, well it's clearly a go-to tactic of leftists these days. It’s not the individual person who is being smeared that matters. It's the message that’s being sent to the rest of us.

    Shut up. Sit down. Know your place. We’re in charge and don't you dare question anything we do.

    You deserve this, you filthy white piece of garbage.

    Frustratingly, some of the most enthusiastic participants in these internet mobs are other whites, particularly white women--happy to throw an innocent person under the racism bus simply for a few up-votes and Facebook likes.

    They don't seem to understand that they could be next.

    For as much abuse as Judge Kavanaugh took, at least he had part of the government backing him up. To where does your average person turn when they've been smeared on a national scale and had their ability to make a living permanently crippled?

    We need to find ways to fight this, starting with setting up funding for anyone who is victimized in this manner. We also need to press for legislation protecting non-public facing workers from being fired for private acts. We also need to fund lawsuits against companies who do this. Possibly a case could be made for disparate treatment simply by combing other employees' social media accounts for "offensive" material. I don't know. I'm not a lawyer.

    Like ace, I've had quite enough of this fetishizing the "rights" of private companies to abuse any employee who happens to be on the political right. It's time to make political ideology a protected class.

    Posted by Open Blogger at 08:55 PM Comments

    Minnesota Democrat Party Suspends (Not Fires) Party Official For Encouraging Political Violence After Two Republicans Are Physically Attacked

    —Ace of Spades

    Gee, I just hope there wasn't any gloating by Republicans that would justify these assaults.

    And I hope there was no #OwningTheLibs, either. Which is the same as punching someone, to hear some of our sob sister cucks tell it.

    The Minnesota Democratic Party has suspended a spokesman for calling for violence against Republicans even as two GOP candidates have been assaulted in suspected politically motivated attacks.

    The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has suspended communications staffer William Davis for one week without pay after making a Facebook post joking that Democrats would "bring [Republicans] to the guillotine" on Nov. 7, the day after the midterm elections. Minnesota Republican Party chairman Jennifer Carnahan said the suspension was not enough, calling for his immediate firing in the aftermath of separate attacks against Republican candidates. She said she has been subjected to numerous death threats during her tenure as the state party leader and that death threats are no laughing matter.

    The rest of the article talks about the violence.

    Week's suspension. Wow.

    And -- don't accuse them of mob-like tactics!


    Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:01 PM Comments

    NPC Rogues Gallery: Cucks

    —Ace of Spades

    If you missed the NPC Meme, see here.

    From the Phantom Photoshopper, who may or may not disclose his identity later.

    BTW: The Phantom Photoshopper wants you to feel free to share these, particularly on Twitter. However, be advised, Twitter is banning anyone who uses the NPC meme. The left makes up reasons it can't be made fun of and the one they've offered here -- which Twitter has fully accepted -- is that calling someone an NPC is "dehumanizing."


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    Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:04 PM Comments

    Report: Mueller Preparing to Announce Key Findings in Russia Hoax Probe After Elections;
    Rosenstein Reportedly Urging Him to Wrap It Up Already

    —Ace of Spades

    Not sure if that bit about Rosenstein is legit or just disinformation pumped out there to trick Trump into letting him stay on at Justice.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

    Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

    ...


    Rosenstein has made it clear that he wants Mueller to wrap up the investigation as expeditiously as possible, another U.S. official said.

    This isn't as big a deal as you might think, because the Democrat-Media Complex has its next conspiracy theory cum Special Counsel investigation lined up: Whether or not Trump aided and abetted the Saudis in killing a guy who, quite frankly, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and staunch Islamist who used to pal around with a terrorist named Osama bin Ladin.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 05:10 PM Comments

    FBI Makes Arrest in Case of Illegal Leaks of Financial Information About Paul Manafort

    —Ace of Spades

    Either she goes to jail for this, or I'm personally vowing I will vote "Not guilty" in each and every federal case I'm a juror on.

    Either the laws apply to all or they apply to none. If the government is not going to prosecute and jail criminals who are in their little club, then as a citizen, I'm going to practice jury nullification and extend the same Privileges and Immunities to citizens who aren't sucking at the government tit.


    Obviously we should trust our Uncivil Servants implicitly.

    Trusting government officials who harass citizens is the True Conservative Way, I'm sure Ben Sasse will be lecturing us. I think it's right there in the Declaration of Independence.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:28 PM Comments

    Krysten Sinema to a Leftwing Boston Crowed: Look Upon the Example of My Arizona and Be Afraid

    —Ace of Spades

    People love it when leftwingers go to leftwing Northeastern cities and trash their home states.

    They especially love electing such people to be their senators!



    Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:25 PM Comments

    Let's Play A Game: What Would America Look Like If The Supreme Court (and Others) Could Not Overturn Popular Will

    —CBD

    Let us ignore for a moment that this turd fished out of the Charles River and tossed into Harvard Yard did not argue something completely different just two years ago.

    Harvard Law Prof Who Wanted to Unleash a Liberal Supreme Court Now Wants to 'Abolish' the Court

    There are two components of the case for getting rid of judicial review. One is that, as a matter of basic democratic principle, the people ought to be able to consider policies and then vote on them without having the courts step in and say "no." So from a democratic point of view, it's hard to justify allowing the courts to single-handedly overrule popular will whenever they choose.

    The second component is that judicial review may actually impair the public's ability to engage in serious thinking about what the Constitution means, and what we want to do in light of what we think our Constitution says. In a way, the Supreme Court simply takes on this conversation for itself, and leaves the citizenry as bystanders.

    He has no understanding of the basic principles of our country's political philosophy! And he is a professor. At Harvard.

    [Hat Tip: Jay Guevara]

    Posted by CBD at 02:20 PM Comments

    LOL

    —Ace of Spades

    Hillary Clinton drives as well as she navigates stairs.



    She had a mechanic immediately swear the car just had Automotive Pneumonia.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:12 PM Comments



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