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March 02, 2017

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Jack is Back!

GOPe still alive in the time of Trump. Even Sessions has got the weak backbone disease.

Femall

henry

These DC clowns need to grab their manhoods and tell the press / Dems to pound sand. Oh, right. Slight problem with that plan.

narciso

Facts not in evidence, Henry.

Question, would a surgeon in the UK necessarily be Cambridge trained or probably another university, like westminster

Threadkiller
SESSIONS: I don't recall, but most of these ambassadors are pretty gossipy and they like to — this was in campaign season, but I don't recall any specific political discussions.

This answer may be a problem.

narciso

This is the new guy re porch

http://heavy.com/news/2017/03/rod-j-rosenstein-deputy-attorney-general-united-states-incumbent-nominee-donald-trump-russia-investigation-jeff-sessions-maryland-federal-judge-district-court-wife-kids-lisa

You know its not even Steve berry or martini quality fiction

Dave (in MA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyyVgpOk4DM Just finished trashing Chaffetz, McCain and Miss Lindsey.

Captain Hate

After Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Curb Dive's private server and IRS targeting conservative groups, all much more serious than this nothingburger, no recusal from Stedman or LoLy, or an MFM demand for a special prosecutor.

I hope this is a setup for something big. And I mean skulls on a pike big.

henry

CH, we keep hoping it's a setup... Nothing ever happens. femall

Porchlight

Even Sessions has got the weak backbone disease.

I strongly disagree. He was considering recusing himself anyway.

Remember, this Russian stuff is totally stupid and going nowhere. Dems are beclowning themselves to the point that even the prog true believers are getting exasperated:

https://medium.com/theyoungturks/the-basic-formula-for-every-shocking-russia-trump-revelation-e9ae390d9f05#.qsh8zlakz
(h/t lurkersusie and Janet)

Meanwhile, down the road, Trump might just want to investigate one of the other campaigns. I'll let you guess which one is most likely.

Distract and misdirect.

Jack is Back!

narc,

From my time there it was UCL Medical School (University City of London).

Jack is Back!

...University College London....Grrrrrr

daddy

Captain,

The Qutb Minar Mosque complex

From Wiki: The Qutb Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world, inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan, it is an important example of early Afghan architecture, which later evolved into Indo-Islamic Architecture....

Built as a Victory Tower, to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over the Rajput king, Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1192 AD, by his then viceroy, Qutbuddin Aibak, later the first Sultan of Mamluk dynasty. Its construction also marked the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Even today the Qutb remains one of the most important "Towers of Victory" in the Islamic world....

According to a Persian inscription still on the inner eastern gateway, the mosque was built by the parts taken by destruction of twenty-seven Hindu and Jain temples built previously during Tomars and Prithvi Raj Chauhan, and leaving certain parts of the temple outside the mosque proper.[26] Historical records compiled by Muslim historian Maulana Hakim Saiyid Abdul Hai attest to the iconoclasm of Qutb-ud-din Aibak. This pattern of iconoclasm was common during his reign, although an argument goes that such iconoclasm was motivated more by politics than by religion.[27]

However, many historians were unanimous regarding the fact that Qutb ud-Din Aibaq like many other Muslim rulers, had a pathological bigotry and distaste towards henotheistic values, and intolerance on cultures considered anathema in Islamic dogma, which had impelled him to vandalise those historic monuments.

The brochure I have from visiting the place a few years back says it is "The oldest surviving example of Islamic architecture in the subcontinent is also the first mosque ever built in India...Qutb-ud-din Aibakconstructed this mosque from the remains of plundered temples...the mosque is lined up with rows of pillars adorned with Hindu motifs..."

The tour guide we had a few years back said over 300 demolished temples had been used for building materials for it.

Here's an example of some of the probably hundreds of Hindu Pillars used in building the Mosque: The caption reads: "COLUMNS AT QUTUB MINAR, MY FAVORITE SITE IN DELHI. THEY ARE COLUMNS FROM AN ANCIENT HINDU TEMPLE, DESTROYED AND REUSED TO BUILD A MOSQUE BY INVADERS FROM AFGHANISTAN A THOUSAND YEARS AGO. SOME OF THE FIGURES, BREASTED WOMEN AND NURSING FAUNA, ARE DEFACED BY THE INVADERS, WHO SMASHED THEM BEFORE COVERING THE COLUMNS IN PLASTER."

And this pic is a good close up example of the faces of the Hindu sculptures of the pillars having been beaten off.

It's worth a visit your next trip.

Jack is Back!

But I see they rate UCL 4th on entry standards and Cambridge first. All I know is I past by the school often during my travels from office to project and back again. Looked like a serious place.

Captain Hate

I saw it on my first, but thanks for responding. It is huge.

Time to walk Teddy.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

So how come the Hindus don't knock it down and make a temple for cows or rats or something out of it?

daddy

Captain,

Have a good walk. For some reason the destroyed Hindu images of that Mosque really impacted me and stuck with me. I recall that the first time I ever heard of the Taliban was when they blew up the enormous ancient Buddha carved into the Afghan cliffside, and I couldn't understand how people could still be so nuts in this day and age to do such a terrible thing to the marvels of antiquity. Sadly, what with ISIS's demolition of Palmyra and various sites near Nineveh, it's now almost an everyday occurrence by these brutal monsters. And as expected, a great many of the statues and reliefs in the Museum that I saw yesterday had had bits and pieces of their faces pounded to dust:(

daddy

Dave, Thanks for the Howie Carr live link. It comes in great over here!

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I blame those idiots of Yathtrib in 622. Fools to accept Mohammed and his ilk when they were about to be wiped out. From there on we have been screwed for over 1400 years.

Everything after that is a footnote of civilizatons assault.

cheerleader

This is what should happen:


Chuck Woolery
✔ ‎@chuckwoolery

I think congress should call for the resignation of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for making false accusations against a fellow member.

1:35 PM - 2 Mar 2017



1,979 1,979 Retweets

3,527 3,527 likes

narciso

Thanks, one notes that when folks like the Norwegian blue Ronald fiddler chose a Kenya, it was a name like Al harrith.

cheerleader

Exactly, Porchlight. The FBI told the Trump team it was a great big nothingburger. Let them knock themselves out.

narciso

Like so, it has real significance

http://www.kinpedia.net/leaf/q302272

Re the travel pause, there is a concern that dropping Iraq from the proscribed list may be counterproductive. Black widow was just released in paperback.

cheerleader

At CTH, someone posted a picture of the Russian ambassador at the Joint Session speech, mingling with the Democrats.

maryrose

Daddy:
My first idea that the Taliban were really bad people was when they destroyed those ancient statues and artifacts.

Frau  Steingehirn

Porch sez: Meanwhile, down the road, Trump might just want to investigate one of the other campaigns. I'll let you guess which one is most likely.

No one will have to dig for the traitorous attempts of Edward "The Lecherous Whale" Kennedy to influence US presidential election by sending pal John Tunney over to Russia in 1983 to negotiate a deal. That's already known.

If Chebrikov’s account of events is accurate, it’s clear Mr. Kennedy was actively engaging the Russians to influence the 1984 election. He also seems to have genuinely believed that Mr. Reagan’s policies were endangering U.S.-Soviet relations and that the best solution was to get Mr. Reagan out of office. The letter closes with Chebrikov saying that “Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988,” possibly suggesting Mr. Kennedy had other, more selfish motives.

As Mr. Kengor concludes, “if the memo is in fact an accurate account of what transpired, it constitutes a remarkable example of the lengths to which some on the political left, including a sitting U.S. senator, were willing to go to stop Ronald Reagan.”

We agree. Even in a jaded world, it is breathtaking to discover a U.S. senator — brother of a former president — actively and secretly collaborating with Soviet leaders in an attempt to undermine the president of the United States’ nuclear defense policy during the height of the cold war. " By - The Washington Times - Friday, October 27, 2006


daddy

Yep Jack. Saw this sad prediction a few days ago: UK Daily Mail:
Islam will overcome Christianity to become the most popular religion in the world by 2070, with migration seeing a surge in Europe and America's Muslim population


On a different note, I wouldn't put it past Obama ordering his NSA weasels to listen in and record the communications of every name Trump announced on his list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Frau  Steingehirn

Former president Jive Arse does not know how the rest of the play unfold. Daddy Soros does not need Barry as much as Barry needs Daddy. It's expensive to keep Michelle and ValJar happy.

cheerleader

The picture has turned into a post.

Russian Ambassador Kislyak Attended Trump Congressional Speech Tuesday – Sat With Democrats…

Posted on March 2, 2017 by sundance

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/02/russian-ambassador-kislyak-attended-trump-congressional-speech-tuesday-sat-with-democrats/

henry

Trump needs to tweet that from his POTUS account.

daddy

Here's the pic cheerleader mentioned above:


"Just last Tuesday night Ambassador Kislyak attended President Trump’s speech to a Joint Session of congress. The Russian ambassador was noted in numerous conversations with Senate Democrats and was seated on the Democrat side of the venue."

Captain Hate

For some reason the destroyed Hindu images of that Mosque really impacted me and stuck with me. I recall that the first time I ever heard of the Taliban was when they blew up the enormous ancient Buddha carved into the Afghan cliffside, and I couldn't understand how people could still be so nuts in this day and age to do such a terrible thing to the marvels of antiquity

Well yes, you had right in front of you an example of how to respectfully preserve a monument of a prior culture which was in power. Too bad it's not reciprocated but the usual suspects will rationalize it endlessly.

Jack is Back!

Waiting for Trump to stand up and go nuclear on the Dems and their political strategy to undercut his work. Come on, Donald. Do more than just dealing. This is the weak point in Trump: Politics and especially dirty politics. He is showing an amateur position so far.

narciso

Just a scary bear, right patsy.


http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/yemen-president-security.html

Threadkiller

According to the Twitterer that found that picture, Porky Gark was invited by the House Sergeant at Arms office.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I'm starting to think Trump is actually Mandrake or something.

EVERY time these idiots accuse him of something or call him an idiot after he says something outside their cone-of-silence it comes back to bite em in the ass.
They must like assbitin cuz they just never quit.

Reminds me of a great line from Joe Kidd re Don Stroud who keeps pestering Clint;

"That boy don't ever learn".

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Evan McMullin‏Verified account @Evan_McMullin

Sessions is the FOURTH Trump campaign associate caught trying to cover up communications with Russians. What are they trying to protect? 🤔

----------------------------------------------

I am to the point that I would favor this guy being indicted over Hillary Clinton.

Threadkiller

Sessions from today:


I have been here just three weeks today. A lot has been happening in this three week period. I wish I'd had more of my staff on board, but we're still waiting for confirmation for them.

Who should Trump go nuclear on?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3442tTyZH-A

Swearing in ceremony for Dr. Ben Carson.

BeenThereDoneThat

Obama and crew must be very worried what the Trump administration will uncover - even accidentally, to judge by the accusations and muck they're throwing all around to thwart Trump and his people. There must be billions at stake flowing through deep channels, with lucrative disbursements threatened if they get caught.

henry

BTDT... I think you are in for a Dr Evil there... "billions" at stake? Hah! Trillion at least.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VVz2YkFVtk

Swearing in ceremony for Rick Perry (who by the way, early in the primary, called Trump a cancer on the GOP).

Shows you 2 things:

1. Trump can forgive.
2. Perry listened to consultants, which are proving themselves (Rick Wilson - looking at you) to be a stain on the Republic.

narciso

She's the one that revealed that drone base, right

https://mobile.twitter.com/ByronYork/status/837428035880091648

Miss Marple the Deplorable

An interesting question is why Rick Perry's confirmation was speeded up. The way this has been goig, his confirmation wouldn't have been expected before tomorrow evening, at the earliest.

Maybe it was that meeting the President had with the GOP leadership yesterday. Maybe it was the emails they have received from disgusted voters.

cheerleader

I thought he'd handle the Carson swearing- in personally.

JimNorCal

"the day may come when the Times corrects"

Hahahahaha.

Captain Hate

There must be billions at stake flowing through deep channels, with lucrative disbursements threatened if they get caught.

Absolutely. Even through published propaganda it's been obvious that the donks have been financing lefty sedition entities with tax money and don't get me started on the giant spigot that Stedman opened up from those "settlement agreements" with banks or any other cash rich target. If those start drying out there will be some very dessicated sponges.

cheerleader

Perry's calling Trump a cancer was in an article he wrote for the WSJ.

Jack is Back!

TK,

All of them, guy. Everyone of the political class both GOP lite and the more diespicable Dems led by Schumer and Pelosi.

Why do you think you have to ask?

GUS

Tell Vlad I'll be more flexible after they take the RESET button out of my corn hole.

Sincerely President O'Marxist.

This will not end nicely for Democrats.

Jack is Back!

TK,

See my 5:15 also.

Threadkiller

Because you consider him showing an amateur position by not going nuclear on the dems.

I would think an amateur position would be an army-less general launching an attack.

The GOPe is fucking with him big time.

matt - deplore me if you must

There is a history of iconoclasm in Islam that goes back to Temple Mount and even the Ka'aba.

Way back in the days of Ghenghiz Khan they built towers from the skulls of their enemies. Then his grandkiddies killed every soul in Baghdad and destroyed the city completely before threatening Egypt.

Then came good ole Tamerlane who continued the now tradition of skull towers and mass slaughter.

Tamerlane is still revered as the apostle of Islam in Central Asia. Sort of gives some context to the Taliban and the history of extreme violence in the region.

Threadkiller

Just scrolled back.

I think Sessions address your 5:15 in the quote I provided.

Other entities are holding things up, IMO. They need more Trump aligned staff to go nuclear on anyone.

Frau  Steingehirn

Tamerlane ... name of one of the Boston Bomber Brothers?

daddy

RG,

In London I enjoy doing the various walks where you meet a Tour Guide at some designated location, usually at a fountain or statue or Metro exit, pay him 10 Pounds or so, and then he gives a guided walking tour of about 2 hours duration, usually with a crowd of 10 or so other tourists. I use the brochure provided by an outfit called London Walks, and have always had good luck with them and the guides are fun and very knowledgeable.

At my link just click on a walk that looks interesting and it explains what you'll see, who'll be the guide, etc. Here for instance is the walk for Westminster Abbey.

narciso

The very same, frau, the younger brother was named after the late Chechen independence leader, dzokhar dudayev.

Captain Hate

A pleasant GOP surprise in the Senate has been Rand Paul, particularly his complaints about how secretive Eddie Munster is being with BetterWay ZippyCare. If he can motivate the Ronulans to full irritation mode, it will make Ashley Dud and Madoonski seem like Downton Abbey.

daddy

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(Right click.)

daddy

Someone ought to do a study of which Senators have not met with the Russian Ambassador.

Jack is Back!

Whatever TK, in no mood to get into a semantic discussion with you. I stated my opinion. Go pick an argument with someone else.

Trump has problems on both sides of the aisle. Its a penis measurement contest and unlike Reagan his party ( if in fact it is his party) controls Congress.

narciso

If they spun any faster, they would go back in time

https://mobile.twitter.com/seanmdav/status/837430025959899137/photo/1

daddy

"the day may come when the Times corrects"

Howie Carr on his show held up the "failing" NYTimes story, showing initially that it had the Claire McCaskill comment damning Sessions, then as the news came out showing she was a liar, Howie held up for his camera audience the latest version which had simply removed her from the Times story. No correction, no explanation, her name just vanished from the story, exactly like how the Soviets used to disappear guys from pictures back in Pravda times.

Threadkiller

I stated my opinion as well and asked a question, JiB.

Chill.

Threadkiller

http://therightscoop.com/listen-mark-levin-reveals-the-scandal-that-he-says-everyone-is-missing/

Levin makes a good point. Why was a sitting Senator under surveillance?

narciso

So whose doing the surveillance, or at least has access tomthe take?

daddy

Why was a sitting Senator under surveillance?

Because he had an R behind his name.

cheerleader

They might answer that it was the ambassador whom they were surveilling, as standard operating procedure.

DebinNC

Joe Manchin: "I've met with the Russian Ambassador - We meet with all the ambassadors" ... Trump winning WV by 40 pts seems to have had a clarifying effect.

Captain Hate

Levin has been banging on private citizens being under active surveillance ever since the beginning of the Flynn accusations.

Jack is Back!

My last word on this.

The Republican party controls Washington now. The narrative, the agenda, the conversation, the politics. Period. The Dems are nothing except to use certain archaic rules of the Senate. They have the media but poiitcally they have zilch.

Yet, the Dems are directing anc controlling the conversation. First, it was Flynn and before that, Russia, Russia, Russia and now its Sessions. All the work Trump and his minimalist cabinet (thanks to the GOP lite contingent led my McConnell) is for little more than faint accomplishment. Look at the stock market today. All because of the Sessions kerfuffle because the traders don't like to see weakness after very strong talk on taxes and ObamaCare.

You can't deal with a minor issue promoted by a minority party then how are you going to deal with major legislation. Its a typical DC power concern. You show weakness (and Trump's administration is playing to the Dems game plan) you lose investor confidence and voter angst.

Its on both sides of the aisle and in DC power and information are king. Right now, Trump is under threat and if he allows this to continue without a big time response then he is going to find it hard dealing. Shcumer and Pelosi are wounded losers but are now controlling the conversaton big time with no push back from the GOP congress or Trump.

Time to put this to rest and promptly but it may be to late by now.

cheerleader

I believe a similar question was raised concerning Flynn, and the answer given was that the other party was under surveillance.

daddy

I hate to think of the screeching and yelling we'd be hearing if they had a video of Sessions saying to the Russian Prime Minister, "Tell Vlad I'll be more flexible after Trump's election .... "?

Somebody ought to photoshop Sessions head on to this infamous pic:

Captain Hate

cheerleader, there aren't supposed to be transcripts taken for the American side, much less leaked. This is a serious security issue.

Jack is Back!

Because you consider him showing an amateur position by not going nuclear on the dems.

I would think an amateur position would be an army-less general launching an attack.

The GOPe is fucking with him big time.

TK,

Can you point to the question?

Porchlight

JiB, I hear you, but how much had the Reagan administration accomplished by March 2, 1981?

It was a different time back then when Congress rubber stamped appointments.

GUS

Has Dishonorable charging the nation to use family's aircraft Claire McAssHole RECUSED herself from further ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE WORK yet????

Just asking.

Jack is Back!

Or this. Where is the question?

Just scrolled back.

I think Sessions address your 5:15 in the quote I provided.

Other entities are holding things up, IMO. They need more Trump aligned staff to go nuclear on anyone.

Did I miss a post?

cheerleader

Captain Hate, what about it being standard operating procedure for the US Govt to surveil all the conversations of foreign ambassadors? Do you know if that's true?

jimmyk

"A pleasant GOP surprise in the Senate has been Rand Paul"

Apparently he has an Ocare replacement plan that puts Eddie Munster's to shame.

GUS

If the GOP had balls, it would REPEAL OBAMACARE TOMORROW. BAM... OVER.
Executive order to END PLANNED DEATH HUT funding....BAM.....OVER.

Hit these MOTHERFUCKERS where they LIVE.

Rodham getting INDICTED would be nice too.

Jack is Back!

Porch,

Go to any Administration where the POTUS had both houses of Congress and show me the length of time for each cabinet appointment.

I'll make it easier for everyone. Go to any Democrat POTUS where he had both houses and show me the timeline of cabinet appointments.

Why is it different? And believe me it is by a mile.

Captain Hate

cheerleader, I'd be disappointed if they didn't do that.

henry

jimmy, he has a portable copier on a leash as well.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I have read everyone's opinion, and I don't have anything to add.

I trusted President Trump to get things straightened out, and he has brought us through to the presidency.

I don't know what he's doing behind the scenes, so cannot make an honest opinion. I will just have to wait and see, since my opinion is just that: my opinion.

cheerleader

Captain Hate, thanks for the info about the American side not supposed to be recorded, I didn't know that.

jimmyk

Henry, you're going to have to translate your 8:12.

KevlarKid

"Why is it different?"

Which question are you begging here, JiB.

Just curious. Not being critical. What do you think is the reason for the difference?

AND-

What can POTUS do *right now*? What *should* POTUS be doing *right now*?


This is an all out blitz attack re Sessions and shifting the narrative away from POTUS' vic the other night.


When the defense is blitzing....

Porchlight

It is different, JiB. Look the GOPe hates Trump. This is the way it goes for reformers. The swamp does NOT want to be drained.

If anything I think it's to his credit that he's having a harder time with confirmations than, say, Obama in 2009.

KevlarKid

Back later. Working like a slave. ;)

narciso

They should have left him on jeddah cities:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Hitarth1987/status/837453431858069505/photo/1

henry

jimmy, Rand showed up at the secret viewing room with a copier in tow.

RattlerGator

I just finished going back over the London recommendations and I wanted to say thank you to each person who commented. I'm blown away by how generous y'all were with good, interesting opinions. I've copied them all and will narrow down the list in the coming days but I can already tell a return trip may be in order.

Beasts of England

I'm too invested in Sessions to attempt an arm's length assessment of this 'incident', but I haven't read anything yet to suggest that there's anything of substance involved.

Porchlight

RG, I didn't get to weigh in on London my favorite city, but two quick things:

Churchill War Rooms
http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

Gordon's Wine Bar, if you're not claustrophobic!
http://gordonswinebar.com

Easy walking distance of each other.

I could go on and on....

RattlerGator

Distract and misdirect.

Posted by: Porchlight | March 02, 2017 at 06:01 PM

Porchlight, I truly hope and pray you are correct.

I believe they have a plan. I have faith they've anticipated much of this. It could be the opposition is operating from desperation and the better action is to continue with the methodical advance, however slow it seems, because they can't stop this train . . . and it will only continue to pick up speed.

I'm not sure if TK and JiB are arguing with each other or why, but I think I agree with both. Faster, please, public servants in the Senate. Faster, please. The man needs his Cavalry and you *will* be punished if you deny him his troops.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Beasts,

Agree with you. what is being discussed is optics and pushback.

I don't know what the right strategy is, and I don't know what's going on in the White House.

I fully expect attacks on Ben Carson, because that is how evil these people are.

So, I am waiting to see what happens.

Rocco

Baloney photo SessionsTransmit_zpsuqpwloie.jpg

k

Porchlight

RG, I'm sure they're frustrated. But they didn't come all this way to back down in the face of total stupidity.

Who's smarter, Trump or Paul Ryan? Who's smarter, Sessions or Mitch McConnell?

jon

Lee Smith in Tablet Magazine is confident the ant-Trump information operation will fail & explains the history & process of media's self-abasement. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/225587/trump-american-press

narciso

Well one senator is providing the context

http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/02/gop-sen-30-dems-met-with-russian-ambassador-on-iran-deal/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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