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July 06, 2016

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Appalled

Trump said something about Saddam Hussein. That should keep the news cycle busy for a while.

Think there was some Hillary news that will make any comments about the e-mails old news to be dismissed in a few days. Which is fine. Because we need to talk about Trump. right?

henry

Freedom. We all miss that. Plus that rule of law thing... gone.

henry

Appalled, on the "Trump said something about Saddam" thing... even the WAPO knows that is journolist in action. As in something Trump has been saying all along that the Hilligula henchmen extracted to ensnare you in their little narrative.

GUS

I'm "READY FOR HILLARY". To die in a fire.

Captain Hate

Why is Weigel acting like somebody with a functioning cortex? Was yesterday's performance by Comey the final straw?

buccaneer morgan

wittes was one of those tools who wanted a Scottish option, a national security court in lieu of a military tribunal, just because.

henry

CH, maybe his "friends" took him off the sippy cup cocktail list and this is is way of getting even.

GUS

Comey, Commie, whatever it takes.

Texas Liberty Gal

Time to change the subject - Obama to make a statement on Afghanistan at 9:25

JeanD

Wittes notes that the Clinton Foundation and CGI were not part of this investigation, but what if they had been? Don't we all suspect that all of this "innocent mishandling" would look a lot more intentional and nefarious?

And, Comey says that without malice, or volume of mishandling, or evidence of obstruction of justice no case can be made.

Wouldn't the deliberate and intentional effort to avoid accountability, archiving, and FOIA production constitute obstruction?

I read another theory for the failure to refer for prosecution: Comey was afraid that the DOJ would charge a misdemeanor, then slow walk the whole process and thereby prevent a future R administration from bringing a felony prosecution.

buccaneer morgan

Yes another surrender because zaphod listened the solon over mccrystal, he didn't read ghost wars did he?

henry

Comey to the House tomorrow.

his turn to take the 5th?

maryrose

TLG
No one cares about Hussein and I know for a fact Obama doesn't care about Afghanistan, the forgotten war.
He is irrelevant and an albatross Hil must carry around if she hopes to get one tenth of his Black supporters in November
Great to see you here TLG!

henry

Oh boy! Congress will get on TV (maybe)

BREAKING: GOP Rep. Goodlatte Announces DOJ Oversight Hearing with Attorney General Lynch July 12.

Threadkiller

Maybe Trey Gowdy will say something cool.

jimmyk

How about the fact that Obama used AF1 for a campaign trip, and used the presidential seal:

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/750413135392235520

Nothing matters any more. Elected officials and their appointees can do whatever they want, and the only remedy is at the voting booth.

James D

TM, i have to utterly disagree with you.

Wittes' column is full of shit.

and the fact that he works at Brookings is not a "bona fide" by any stretch. It ought to disqualify him from being taken seriously right to start with.

to take just one point:

People simply don't get indicted for accidental, non-malicious mishandling of classified material

She set up her own private email system in violation of laws, regulations and all common sense. How the (REDACTED) is that "accidental?" Is that some new use of the word with which I'm unfamiliar?

Miss Marple 2

It would be interesting to see a graph of incidences of terrorism and military defeats juxtaposed with Hillary's use of that server.

I wonder how many people died due to her carelessness.

Because that's the bottom line: security leaks get people killed.

buccaneer morgan

yes, he is a fan of the squirrel, re the late baathist potentate, he was good at slaughtering shia and kurds, salafi not so much, which is understandable probably a third of his officer corps was leaning that way. across the pond, they are flagelating themselves over iraq, as if they have learned nothing in 13 years, and knowing the uk establishment, they probably haven't

squaredance

jk: correction: Dem "Elected officials and their appointees can do whatever they want".

Have you noticed that Orlando has been completely suppressed now (And bot that was quick, wasn't--and we thought that the Dems were al; about the gay lobby). Imagine if there was a Republican in the WH. We would still be hearing about Orlando nonstop.

Note how Comey essentially said: "Now do not any of the rest of you get the idea that you can do this and get away with it".

This last bit is really too much: The FBI saying that anyone but a senior Dem would get prosecuted, and doing it right out in the open on national TV.

Yet it does not seem to register with the average American just what happened here.

Buckeye

Elected officials and their appointees can do whatever they want, and the only remedy is at the voting booth.

Guillotines and .338 lapua magnums are also pretty effective remedies.

Texas Liberty Gal

Thx Maryrose - wish I could be here more often - my husband and I have been traveling a lot lately & visiting grandkids so my time has been limited. Love spending time with my babies though.

rich

>>>BREAKING: GOP Rep. Goodlatte Announces DOJ Oversight Hearing with Attorney General Lynch July 12.

Posted by: henry | July 06, 2016 at 10:26 AM<<<


congress must need to make sure the graywash was buffed to a high shine.

buccaneer morgan

reads like the opening to casino royale,

https://world.wng.org/2016/06/fatal_connections

rich

and quick over at Drudge ...

Disgusted FBI agents resign in mass, vow to reveal Clinton's treachery.

buccaneer morgan

and like sowing cadmus' teeth,

https://counterjihadreport.com/2016/07/06/gop-leaders-push-expansion-of-obamas-failed-countering-violent-extremism-agenda/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

henry

At Drudge??? where?

perhaps at the Onion.

buccaneer morgan

there's nothing new under the sun, except the choice of accelerant,


http://www.torontosun.com/2016/07/05/the-historical-roots-of-islamist-terrorism?

Dave (in MA)

Where are you seeing that, rich?

henry

Guccifer dead in jail?

Is this site credible at all?

henry

Snopes suggests a disregard there.

rich

joking in my 1045... it was another bit of wishcasting by the Washington set that anyone was going to resign.

Pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

IMO, anyone being sentenced for any crime in the USA today knows that if their name was Hillary Clinton they would be free as a bird and getting tons of money for opening all of the US secrets to any enemy of the US. Plus they could run for president of the USA and lie about evevything.

buccaneer morgan

the punk manning did try to off himself, poi in the penultimate season suggested an alternate ending to snowden,

Dave (in MA)

Haven't read it yet but Howie Carr promised yesterday to fill today's column with a bunch of callers' best material (a common practice of his).

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/howie_carr/2016/07/carr_federal_bureau_of_injustice?utm_campaign=bostonherald_trending_stories&utm_source=bostonherald&utm_medium=trending_stories

Several times yesterday he strayed from his usual jocular, sarcastic persona and was yelling into the mic like Levin.

rich

>>>poi in the penultimate season suggested an alternate ending to snowden<<<

... one of last season's losers.

buccaneer morgan

perhaps there was reason for him to be distracted,


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/07/06/lionel-messi-sentenced-to-21-months-in-prison-after-being-found/

Captain Hate

Maybe Goodlatte should give us a progress report on the Koskinen impeachment.

buccaneer morgan

I don't think that rumor is true, yet but let's put it this way, I think he was safer in bucharest.

Marlene

Dave, we should all take Howie's advice and self-identify as a Clinton,if we ever need to get out of trouble.

In other news,I came back from NH with a tick bite. This is a public service announcement: Check for ticks! I'm not going to panic until I get the bull's eye rash.

buccaneer morgan

instead of the hands of the equivalent of hr or hydra,

maryrose

Captain
Yes impeach Kostinen pronto.
Then humiliate and embarrass Comey and Lynch for bragging rights to your constituents before November election.

maryrose

Marlene:
That is scary. See a doctor soon.

squaredance

That's interesting, the "Trans-Clinton Defense".

Guess throwing trans-gendered on top of that is problematic no matter which way you are coming from.

squaredance

"Then humiliate and embarrass Comey and Lynch "

Ha, fat chance of that. Maybe if you literally caught them in be together.


These people may be surprised, but they are beyond embarrassment or humiliation, not to mention shame.

They are moral cretins.

rich

... still wishcasting.

buccaneer morgan

is there medication for that.

their katherine parker, pipes up,

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/small_but_significant/

buccaneer morgan

are there no tasmanian devils around, or crocodiles,

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/mr_melbourne/

their pajama boy,

matt

If nothing else Hillary lied like a rug. Does it measure up to perjury?

I think the blowback on this is going to be incredible. This administration has flouted the law and bent it into pretzels and Comey's Pontius Pilate act may have just pissed off enough people that it might turn the election. We need to turn anger into activism.

Beasts of England

Comey couldn't care less about any of this. As they said in Clear and Present Danger, he's got himself a chip in the big game, now...

Old Lurker

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.'

That was for Henry.

buccaneer morgan

he's more like ritter though, henry czerny does have a way of playing wretched weasels,


http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2016/07/05/with-layard-to-ninevah/


Miss Marple 2

Civics books are completely outdated.

Maybe they should substitute with The Godfather or something like that. It would have more relevance.

Considering that the Constitution has been ignored, the checks and balances don't function, there are two tiers of law, etc. I no longer see a reason to teach it.

maryrose

Matt:
Excellent post!
Rove doesn't have subpar intelligence though he did not complete his college degree. He did get Bush elected twice, there is that amnesia again,and saved us from Gore and Kerry.
Last word on the National Merit Scholars:
They do receive significant scholarship money based on their performance
from the colleges that accept them. Many times colleges compete for them as it enhances their reputation and looks good in their brochures.
Their results are used in statistics to describe the caliber of students accepted.
But other than that...

henry

Marlene, a message from our Chitown lurker:

With Marlene's tick bite, the rash may or MAY NOT ever appear. She needs to start the antibiotic cycle NOW. Make the call to the MD and get the scrip for the Doxy protocol, pronto.

That is the Lyme Protocol, not "Wait n See".

Pleas post this for me. It's a really big deal.

Beasts of England

Definitely a Ritter, narciso, but the political horse trading remains the same.

buccaneer morgan

machiavelli, who rightly got the strappando when he lost his sinecure,

https://benjaminwittes.com/2011/05/12/%E2%97%8F-the-emerging-law-of-detention-2-0-the-guantanamo-habeas-cases-as-lawmaking/

just some example of his babel,

Miss Marple 2

DNC convention disruption plans:

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/dnc-rnc-plan-645391

I don't think this type of stuff used to be the norm, but what the heck, we are in a Brave New World.

maryrose

Agree with Matt!
Enough whining, time to get Trump elected.

maryrose

Marlene:
What Henry said Stat!

Porchlight

People simply don't get indicted for accidental, non-malicious mishandling of classified material

Yes they freaking do.

Even Walter Pincus says so.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2000/03/18/us-inconsistent-when-secrets-are-loose/6a928f72-d79b-430d-9c0b-93c67af05568/

squaredance

Even if he did not have that chip, he could care less--these seems to be some confusion of just what sort of "people" we are dealing with here. Aparats like Comey would happily send us all off to camps without so much a blink of the eye.

He stood up before the American people and told blatant lies, and lies that of their own contents are crudely contradictory, and blatantly irrational. This is not what a leader of an FBI investigation does, not as we a ciztens expect.

You on a whole other level here. I hopenit sinks in just how outrageous his conduct is with the broader electorate, but I will believe that when I see it.

Again, he stood before and said in effect: "hillary is inoccenct, if do not get the idie that you can do this and get away with it".

He said that right to our faces. He did not imply it; he did nto wait until later date to put this out. He gave it to the American people irght in our faces.

He said that there was no "intent" even though "intent" has nothing to do with it. He in fact did not investigate the crime that was committed, but some other "crime". He did not connect with just why Clinto did this. He did explain how even the act of setting up illegal server was an act of "negligence".

He said that he could find no one to prosecute: that is not his job.

Lastly he made no attempt at all to connect this with any bribery or influence peddling scheme when it is obviously connected to such schemes.

Right in our faces. and then Hillary and Obama appear, using Airforce 1 and the presidential seal to campaign.

And let me point out that there are still investigations going on, and that Hillary is not a private citizen. The president of the USA has no business even appearing public with here. MY goodness, if a governor or an AG did this with a private citizen under investigation, they would likely be disbarred and/or impeached.

What outrageous behavior--yet they get away with it. Why?

Because we have moved beyond the rule of law, that's why.

Porchlight

Yes, Marlene!

My dad has had Lyme disease twice, first time in CT in the late 80s when the doctors hadn't really seen it before. They called in a ton of them to look at him. Fortunately no long term effects either time.

squaredance

if do not get the idie that you=but do not get the idea that you

Porchlight

Enough whining, time to get Trump elected.

Indeed. Just sent some more money. Supposedly I am going to get a MAGA hat in return, which I'm kind of excited about, even though I'm too chicken to wear it outside the house.

Lurker Susie

Marlene,

I ended up with Lyme 20 years ago because I didn't get treated. No
bullseye? Go now and get doxycycline.

Porchlight

Meant to add, my dad had the rash the first time but not the second time. Fortunately he recognized the symptoms the second time and got treatment.

jimmyk on iPhone

"perhaps there was reason for him to be distracted,"

Meanwhile, has Cristina gotten the Hillary treatment?

If Comey had some legit theory for not prosecuting, he should have at least exchanged that for her withdrawing from the race. I could have lived with that, even though I'd still be mad she wasn't living out her last days behind bars.

Marlene

Thanks everyone. The tick didn't imbed,but it is a nasty rash,worse than a mosquito bite.

Buckeye

Maryrose

I agree with your last point about National Merit Scholars.

Jr. was a finalist, and because of it he ended up with a full ride undergrad, guaranteed seat in Med School without having to take the MCAT (he did anyway), research fellowship, etc. He had to compete for the slot, but being a finalist got him the opportunity.

I think SD's point, that it is not necessarily an indicator of intelligence, is also true.

When Jr. graduated high school, class of about 600, there where 25 scholars of which 17 where finalists. A couple of the kids were just suck up politicians, not really all that bright.

Old Lurker

Ditto what Henry says about tick bites.

Nantucket is ground zero for that stuff and much of the science has been done here.

The rash is nice but more than half the time it is not there or not seen. Flu like symptoms are nice too but too easily mistaken for, well, the flu.

The tick culprits are not the familiar "dog ticks" we pull from our pets with tweezers; for infected deer ticks, think grains of sand.

Early Lyme goes away and one might think they are OK only to have the very very serious secondary symptoms show up months or years later at which time they very well might not be treatable.

Google Kris Kristoferson last week to get my point.

The blood tests are not 100% accurate either.

The Doxy protocol immediately is the only way to go.

All of the above is the one "speech" we give EVERY houseguest up here to be on the watch for in the week after they leave here.

At my age I have way too many friends who have been permanently damaged and have had their lives shortened by that group of tick borne diseases.

Lurker Susie

The way I found out was my knee was swollen for no
apparent reason. Doctor drained and tested the fluid
which gave Lyme diagnosis. Went through 2 regiments
of doxy and have been fine since then.

jimmyk on iPhone

Marlene, you may recall I had Lyme last year. It takes a couple of weeks for the tests to show positive results. Based on the appearance of my skin (I'd had no idea I'd been bitten), the doc started me on doxycycline. Eventually the test came back positive. Incidentally, in my case it wasn't a bullseye, just a red blotch about 4" in diameter, which because it was on my back I was lucky to even notice. (And my wife pushed me to go to the doc, which she never fails to remind me.)

Old Lurker

Here is the Kristoferson story:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/kris-kristofferson-an-outlaw-at-80-20160606

DrJ

Let the pandering continue (WSJ)!

In a bid to win over rival Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Democrat Hillary Clinton is expanding her college plan to offer free tuition to millions of families, a modified version of what Mr. Sanders pushed during his presidential campaign and a major concession.

The new plan will offer free tuition at public schools to students in families earning up to $85,000 a year at first, with that threshold increasing to $125,000 by 2021.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The John Yoo "well, sure the law wasn't enforced but we can always fix things politically" argument is the sound of a creaking, leaking, wooden ship of state being intentionally scuttled on the shoals of arbitrary power.

How long do idiots like that think our political choices and freedoms will remain when the rule of law no longer prevails?
Especially when the "opposition" is as uncommitted to preserving the rule of law as the Dems are committed to destroying it.

Captain Hate

He did get Bush elected twice, there is that amnesia again,and saved us from Gore and Kerry.

Nail biters against two unlikeable inarticulate oafish gasbags, the first one seriously emotionally unbalanced. They should've been landslides.

Old Lurker

Remember the good old days when Obama complained the the Constitution was a litany of "negative rights" listing all the things the government could not do to the people?

Poof.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Can't think of any aspect of Kris Kristofferson I've ever liked or appreciated.

Barack Obama

hahahahahahahaha ...

buccaneer morgan

wouldn't want anything happen to your university, would ya major,

http://freebeacon.com/issues/obama-friends-surround-push-acquire-profit-university-phoenix/

Miss Marple 2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3677311/Fox-News-host-Gretchen-Carlson-files-sexual-harassment-suit-against-CEO-Roger-Ailes-alleging-fired-network-11-years-refusing-sleep-him.html

Total shocker. I mean, total.

And where is Andrea Tantaros, by the way?

buccaneer morgan

it makes you who has succumbed, lets not forget ailes background was show biz, the field the top men now look askance at,

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/05/nigel-farage-and-boris-johnson-are-unpatriotic-quitters-says-juncker

buccaneer morgan

so what's the diff, with what happens in this country,


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/5/rio-police-tell-tourists-they-wont-be-able-to-prot/

Captain Hate

Me either, Iggy.

buccaneer morgan

well he was tortured in amerika, but they didn't kill him, that project in itself, violated the geneva and vienna convention,


https://twitter.com/stevesgoddard/status/750681382762885121

buccaneer morgan

you see why nixon wanted to firebomb brookings dont cha, it was to cover an extraction of certain documents, but also on principle,

buccaneer morgan

I question why he wasn't brought in for questioning,

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/06/msnbcs-joe-scarborough-i-dont-question-james-comeys-integrity-i-question-his-courage/

he didn't really start squawking like a parrot till katrina, that's when they seem to pulled his feathers,

Dave (in MA)

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maryrose

Buckeye:
Congrats again to your son and I am happy for him and his success.
Porch:
I feel more upbeat today especially after hearing Obama was a stuttering hot mess yesterday campaigning for Hillary.
The merde touch is fully activated.
Now I await polls to confirm the public's continued dislike of her.

buccaneer morgan

yes, totus was messing with the teleprompter again,

Buckeye

The new plan will offer free tuition at public schools to students in families earning up to $85,000 a year at first, with that threshold increasing to $125,000 by 2021.

Not that there will any jobs waiting for you when Shrillary gets done crashing the economy into a brick wall.

maryrose

What happens if you want to attend a private college?
Do you get a money voucher of equal value?

Buckeye

Do you get a money voucher of equal value?

You know the answer to that question maryrose:)

Porchlight

maryrose, glad to hear you say that about Obama's stuttering. This may also give you hope:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2016/most_disagree_with_decision_not_to_indict_clinton

Rasmussen says 54% of likely voters disagree with decision not to indict. Including:

25% of Dems (these are the Bernvictims, presumably)
79% of Republicans
63% of unaffiliated voters

That seems fairly huge.

Buckeye

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-makes-the-fbis-least-wanted-list-1467760857

Mukasey says we "were left both puzzled and dismayed".

He forgot to add "and more than a little pissed-off".

Lurker Susie

I guess the media needs to go after Disney

Korina K Kuster
10h10 hours ago
Korina K Kuster ‏@nenelilly
.@PizzaPartyBen: Terrible display of anti-semitism from @Disney, please disavow immediately pic.twitter.com/OaVjP0DZGN

Dave (in MA)

http://www.wlwt.com/news/increased-security-for-expected-overflow-crowd-at-wednesday-trump-rally/40375488

I think I'd like Gingrich as VP, but not as a VP candidate.

Lurker Susie

Try this one


https://mobile.twitter.com/PizzaPartyBen/status/750575432106467329/photo/1

buccaneer morgan

guilty as hell, free as a bird,


https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/747747571045642240

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