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May 20, 2017

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Dave (in MA)

4 consecutive NYT threads.

Dave (in MA)

Let's see...

  • No bowing
  • The ladies are walking around with no table linens on their heads

anonamom

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2017/05/get-rid-of-those-rear-view-mirrors/comments/page/9999/#comments

Last page

daddy

Last!

Marlene

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are somewhere in rural Maine this week-end. They were spotted in a Bangor restaurant last night. Someone tweeted a picture which has been deleted. They travel to a different location every year to celebrate their anniversary. I'm going to take a wild guess and say they are somewhere on MDI. Hope they are enjoying the black flies.

henry

If you move fast enough, nothing will catch you from behind. (Things my track coach said).

henry

For those who care, the Reddit The_Donald is back up.

daddy

I was gone for a week and return confused. Just saw this clip of DrK on the "Leaks:"

DrK: This is not NSA, FBI, enemies in the "Deep State," trying to undermine the President because he is an outsider. This is inside people, and what Spicer is saying, "That's the real story." Well thats the real story---it's the Administration and the White Houses problem.

That reminded me that yesterday General Keane said this"

Gen Keane: Keane: I'm not willing to go as far as to say it's in the White House because I don't think that's been proven. I know from talking to people who I have confidence in they believe the leak about the discussion with Lavrov and the Russian Ambassador came from the NSA. They believe there were some initial leaks came from people who worked for the NSC, National Security Council, for out viewers to understand, and they were largely holdovers. I do think resident in our Intelligence Services, are people who are opposed to the President, and hopefully the leaders of those Intel Services can get these people under control.
----------------------

Who's correct here? I'm siding with General Keane since I can't recall him having mislead me, whereas DrK has mislead me more times that I can recall. And it's worth keeping in mind AB Stoddards comment yesterday on why the leakers are leaking:

AB Stoddard; ...People are doing it because they believe the President's doing something wrong...

I suppose she knows that since she is a recipient of the leaks, therefore she knows and shares their mindset. That does not sound to me like the mindset of people "in the Administration."

daddy

"Why was Evan McMullin in the leadership meeting?"

Why did he get access to that meeting? What purpose did he serve? Why is leadership allowing someone of low character sit in on meetings?

Evan McMullin was John McCain's "Huma Abedin."

daddy

Miss M, Egg was foreign policy director for RNC at the time. (Or the R Congressional Committee)

Posted by: henry

Anyone have an idea how to google and find out if in that position Evan McMullin was in any way tied into the info network of the criminal IT Pakistani Brothers, who magically never seem to garner any headlines for all their crimes?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I hope Sessions has them in protective custody somewhere untl he can get info from them.

KimmDotCom just tweeted that he knew Seth Rich and that Rich was the leaker and KimDotCom was involved.

He is going to issue a statement on Tuesday after he talks to lawyers.

henry

Daddy, it was a Breitbart media post about Egg spying.

Barbara

From last thread:

Thank you for the video of the sword dance, Miss M. That was fascinating!

Threadkiller

He is going to issue a statement on Tuesday after he talks to lawyers

I give it a 75% chance.

That the statement contains anything of value?

30% chance.

Better than 0% is the optimism that birthers operate on, so there is that.

daddy

In the early discussion at FOX when I woke up the headline ticker beneath the discussion was that Grassley tweeted "Comey might not testify," apparently because Mueller might want him to not testify publicly. When the Host asked the Guest, a former Prosecutor, if Comey could release his Memo's the Prosecutor replied that the Memo's are not Comey's. That the Memo's are the property of the FBI and/or the Department of Justice, but not Comey's property.

I suppose if I ever catch up you will already have covered that. The Guest reiterated that Comey and Mueller are good friends. I think his last name was Zeidel or something like that.

matt, deplore me if you must

So it took 6 years and a change of administrations to finally sentence the guy Breitbart caught in 2011. Not much has changed. In fact he got caught a second time trading dirty pix with an underage girl.

So went justice under the Obama administration. Denial, obfuscation, stonewalling and lies.

Now Obama's enablers feel threatened that the really seamy stuff is going to come out.

For 8 years Brennan, Comey, Donilon, the Ferret, Hillary, Holder, and Obama mocked any sense of objectivity or justice. I sure as hell hope that Mueller has a broad brief.

This is not about Russians. It's about the Mob infiltrating our government.

daddy

Daddy, it was a Breitbart media post about Egg spying.

Henry,

I just caught up to that. It sure gets me to wondering what was in McMullen's mind and what his intent was if way back then he was recording these guys apparently without their knowledge. Just the fact that he was recording them surreptitiously way back whenever ought to be enough to cause sensible people to wonder why the hell he was doing that, for the benefit of whom, and if anyone else like McCain etc knew he was "wiretapping" these conversations. All sorts of questions arise, but without knowing anything else it should lead to the conclusion that this sunuvabitch should never be trusted with anything ever again and should be viewed as an enemy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

I ran across a gal on Twitter who said she thought Eggo was a mole, out to destroy the GOP.

At last! Someone who hates him as much as I do!

Jack is Back!

Two things: I was a receipient of a sword dance when we opened the airport King Khalid International Airport in North Riyahd. Well not me exacty, but the team. And it was fantasitic. Lasted it seemed for hours.The food was actually catered by a French commissary that was under contract to the project's camp.

Another: My Beagles can see into the future. They know when its time to eat, go for walks and to sleep. They don't have watches. Now how do they do that:)??

daddy

Given the chance Miss M, I'd slit him open and feed him to the dogs.

Hypothetically of course:)

suckinwind

Hmmm,https://mobile.twitter.com/jojoh888/status/865691581638098944/video/1

Hmmmmmmm,https://mobile.twitter.com/TruthinGov2016/status/865976117244698628

daddy

I see that Sundance posts this in the Dershowitz link:

Lefty Alan Dershowitz rightly points out the appointment of a “special counsel” is tantamount to putting cheese on a nothingburger. There is no legal risk to President Trump within any of the moonbat declarations currently gripped like political life-preservers by his opposition.

Yet I caught Newt on Hannity's Radio Show yesterday and Newt was very intent on saying that Trump is indeed in big peril and entirely due to the sort of the fishing expeditions that occur, ala Scooter Libby, as a result of these sort of investigations. Newt then went into chapter and verse of the Valery Plame "Leak" investigation and he sounded as up with the facts as Clarice and our best here. He went thru how when he was investigated on a similar charge years back they had thousands of pages of documents and he was quizzed by interrogators asking, "On page 572 here you say such and such but on page 4912 you say such and such" and it was impossible for any human to remember all such details like that that would never seem to give the appearance of contradiction. Newt says Mueller may be decent but the investigators who work for him will not be interested in anything except trying to develop discrepancies in whatever they choose to examine, so Newt's advice was to get the very best Lawyers money can buy and say virtually nothing, and he recommends that advice for anyone the Mueller investigators target.

Did anybody else catch Newt's warnings to Hannity?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

As much as I am enjoying this day (including NBC and CNN's equipment getting hit by a sandstorm) I need to head out to the grocery.

Back later.

Captain Hate

Of just as much interest as Seth Rich is the furriner who was ready to testify against the crime family foundation who was found dead with a barbell having crushed his throat because those happen all the fucking time without a smidgen of suspicion of foul play. And the MFM numbnuts did what they do best, namely sit on their dead asses like a bunch of autistic monkeys with nary a blip of brain activity without even summoning a local news "On Your Side" gumshoe to check it out. Because death by a falling barbell happens as much as exercise band severe injuries.

You'd think those clowns might notice a pattern of death surrounding the crime family.

Junior size cod-piece

This post should be honored with a blast from the past...


http://blamebush.typepad.com/blamebush/2005/10/conservative_sh.html?cid=9991221#comment-6a00d83451c11469e200d8348f5fda69e2

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I will tell you what I think will happen.

There is lots of Saudi money floating around Washington. Judging by the reception at the palace today and all of the other hoopla, I think Saudis are going to push the dems to sit down and shut up.

They have an intelligence agency that's pretty good. I bet they have lots of dirt on dems.

Ask me if this unethical. Probably. I don't care. They started it.

Jack is Back!

Does anyone follow Louise Mensch on twitter or FB?

You're in for a treat if you do. The lady has a screw loose and needs to self deport back for free nationalized mental health treatment.

Did you know that Trump has been talking to the"Marshal of the Supreme Court about impeachment?"

Junior size cod-piece

The link should have gone to the comment..oh well...edited for..well..you know why..


Bulletheads Bulletin--------------
After P.E.T.A. and Greenpeace formed an alliance that was funded by the billions in captial put up by Financier George Soros in 2007, there have been numerous attacks by the newly armed watercraft owned by the Needing Orgasms with Whales Society, or NOWS as it is euphemistically called. Although only armed with 50 caliber machine guns and 20mm cannons the conservatives on cruise ships have been scattering across the decks like giant wharf rats when fired on. Of course, the captain of the attacking ship always is sorry. He telegraphs an apology. Must be one those touchy feely types.
Anyway, a NOWS spokesman says;"They drove us to this. They're are always on the attack. We finally got tired of just using our words, and fight these nazis. Once we got into it for real, they back down like all bullies do. Some of the ones who talk up the war in Iraq the most are the ones' least likely to enlist. Bwwwaaack. bk. bk .bk They're like fucking Vikings with wood swords. They yell alot. But they don't pack any real punch."
Posted by: Sem*nticleo | October 04, 2005 at 08:27 PM

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

She's nuts. This is what happens when NeverTrump derangement is allowed to fester. Bill Kristol adn David Frum are fast approaching this condition as well.

Yesterday Kristol posted something so obnoxious Kirt Schlichter called him a tool to his face.

(Why am I still here? Daughter decided she wanted to go to the store, too, so I am waiting on her.)

daddy

FOX just ran this short clip of Dershowitz from earlier this morning on a FOX and Friends Show, of some the questions he would like Comey to answer:


Dersh: First I want to find out if he (Comey) was the source of the leaks, of the Memo that he was quoted in. Second, I would ask him why he didn't talk directly, why he is using his friends. I would go back to his decisions to speak to the Public...

Barbara

the Memo's are not Comey's. That the Memo's are the property of the FBI and/or the Department of Justice, but not Comey's property.

daddy at 3:33PM

That's very important information that the media seem unwilling to pursuing. Attorney General Sessions, however, will not miss its significance.

Even if Comey had papered his den with copies of the "memo", it officially belongs to the FBI. Comey's fired and should have no access to FBI files including his own memos. So, he has someone read two sentences from it to the NYT. Not anything that precedes or follows the sentences to put them in context, mind you.

If he testifies, it will be interesting to see how this recollection of his meeting with the President is introduced as he has apparently changed his mind yet again about his previous testimony.

Careful, Mr. Comey. There's fudging with the facts and there's downright perjury. If the Republicans have any courage - big if, I know - and are faithful to their oaths of office, I foresee a scene out of Witness For The Prosecution, with Charles Laughton (as Sir Wilfrid) concluding, "And now today you've told us a new story entirely! [serious now] The question is, [Mr. Comey], were you lying then, are you lying now, or are you not in fact a chronic and habitual LIAR?!"

Junior size cod-piece

All the Marines in question were spawned in the Righteous Promised Land of Orange County, capital of
the Jesus Freak Empire. Yup, Camp Pendeleton is smack dab in the middle of 'Come to Jesus' Central and there's no better place to recruit all the cannon fodder for this Presidential Pope of Pulcritude.
He lays on his hamster hands and people start speaking in BabelFish with all it's attendant logic.
"Come on up to the altar and get saved" is the anthem
of every kook from Anaheim to Yorba Linda. "The blood of Jesus was shed and now it's time for you to shed yours for your Prez' cause he said so. Like Moses
leading the Israelites out of the wilderness, BushGod leads his troops into the desert to eat camel pies
and and pray a lot. "That's all it takes to win this
war" Bush says; "Positive thinking and my leadership will lead us into the Land of Plenty, you just have to trust me."
Who better to trust than the man who has so carefully
seen to the success of this mission.
Posted by: Sema*ticleo | July 13, 2007 at 09:05 PM

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Barbara,

I detect exasperation in Senator Grassley's tone lately, like he is fed up with all of this leaking.

I bet if he gets smart questions he can trap Comey.

Childsplay

Lol..the Egyptian slaves say Trumpetchild bowed 'slightly just to receive the medal.

But, but, but OBAAAAAMAAAAA!


"The NRSC: The campaign arm for Republican senators, even ran a web ad using an image of Obama and the king to solicit donations. "Should America Bow To A King?" the ad asked, with a "Yes" and "No" option, the latter highlighted in red. The fundraising campaign came with a statement from NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer:

"President Obama paid fealty to Saudi King Abdullah by bowing to him at the G-20 Summit in London. ...it's becoming increasingly apparent that our new President would rather be accepted and befriended by his new friends abroad, than preserve America's reputation and leadership as the world's pre-eminent superpower.

Barbara

"unwilling to pursue"

JMHanes

Finally, a NYTimes article worth reading. But more on that later.

This will be my first attempt at posting from my iPhone, and can't wait to see what it thinks I'm trying to say. (It capitalized the "P" in iPhone -- pretty picky!). Am waiting for the anti-biotic prescription necessitated by the modest gash on my leg which was just stitched up by Dr. Who! Actually, Hu. A combo of details which reminds me that in the Chinese medical drama series I'm currently watching, everybody is using iPhones! Of course most st of them are made in China, but it does make a change from all the Samsungs in my Korean sagas. Wonder whose cameras they're sporting?

All the things the good doctor has told me not to do for awhile are all chores I was trying to justify not doing anyway. Winning!

Frau  Hosenbeutel

You need a rear view mirror if you lead from behind.

Matt, you forgot Clapper! How could you?

Someone's piece is m-t.

Barbara

I think so, too, Miss M.

I hope so, as well!

BUT THEY'RE  LYING HYPOCRITES!!

Hypocrites just never get it.

Saul of Tarsus-

daddy

Hi, JMH!

Tell that pain "No,", and just remember that bloodletting and stitches build character, as does posting to JOM on an iPhone:)

Did you expect him to honor  his campaign promises.

Dubya was a lazy nematode and now we have a workaholic.

Clarice Feldman

Sorry to hear about the gash,JMH.
I hope you weren't using a chainsaw borrowed from Hit.

Clarice Feldman

Prediction:Comey will use the open hearing opportunity to fluff up his reputation and deflect any hard questions with it's under investigation or work product or confidential or some such dodge. Expect nothing more.

Losing yer shit yet?

Marcy been cautious but the gloves are coming off..


"As I’ve noted since, there was a lot of smoke coming from Kushner’s direction: first, SSCI’s explicit interest in interviewing Kusher and then two competing stories about a Trump request for CIA’s Sergey Kislyak dossier that only makes sense if the audience were Kushner, not Flynn.

But there are a few more dots (in addition to people claiming to have confirmed this point) that support the idea that Kushner is the ultimate target here, and that Trump, in his clumsy attempts to protect Mike Flynn by firing Jim Comey, is actually attempt to protect the father of his grandchildren.

Back on March 2, Jim Comey’s then still secret Twitter account favorited this NYT article disclosing that Mike Flynn had a previously undisclosed face-to-face meeting with Sergey Kislyak at Trump Tower. (h/t TC)

Michael T. Flynn, then Donald J. Trump’s incoming national security adviser, had a previously undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador in December to “establish a line of communication” between the new administration and the Russian government, the White House said on Thursday.

Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and now a senior adviser, also participated in the meeting at Trump Tower with Mr. Flynn and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador. But among Mr. Trump’s inner circle, it is Mr. Flynn who appears to have been the main interlocutor with the Russian envoy — the two were in contact during the campaign and the transition, Mr. Kislyak and current and former American officials have said.

[snip]

They generally discussed the relationship and it made sense to establish a line of communication,” Ms. Hicks said. “Jared has had meetings with many other foreign countries and representatives — as many as two dozen other foreign countries’ leaders and representatives.”

The story was presented as White House confirmation of earlier New Yorker reporting that Kushner had the meeting, with the White House newly disclosing Flynn’s presence at it. But we now know that the representation that Kushner’s meeting with Kislyak was just one of a slew of meetings with foreign leaders wasn’t quite right. He had sent an aide to a subsequent meeting, and coming out of that meeting, he met with Gorkov, basically meeting with someone personally lobbying to get rid of Ukraine-related sanctions.

Later that month, though, Mr. Kislyak requested a second meeting, which Mr. Kushner asked a deputy to attend in his stead, officials said. At Mr. Kislyak’s request, Mr. Kushner later met with Sergey N. Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, which the United States placed on its sanctions list after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia annexed Crimea and began meddling in Ukraine.

Of course, while we only learned that fact later, when Comey favorited that story on March 2, he would have known the full details of the follow-up communications. In other words, he would recognize that story as yet another case of the White House hiding Russian communications. He would also likely already know that Kushner had not included that meeting on his security clearance form.

We only learned that story on March 27, when the NYT revealed the Senate Intelligence Committee wanted to interview Kushner about the meeting. As I noted at the time, the discussion between Gorkov and Kushner, coming before Flynn’s December 29 discussions with Kislyak, would dramatically change the connotation of Flynn’s discussions of sanctions. Because, while the immediate context of the December 29 discussions would have been the new hacking related sanctions imposed on December 28, with the prior meeting with Gorkov, they would likely also include the Ukrainian ones. That was the payoff discussed in any quid pro quo related to the election: Putin would help elect Trump, and in exchange Trump would end economic sanctions.

Of course, to make the argument that Flynn was offering to give Russia the payoff for the election-related help, you’d have to get Flynn to cooperate. If you got Flynn to cooperate, he’d be able to tell the FBI whether or not those December 29 conversations pertained just to the hacking sanctions or also to the Ukrainian ones.

The FBI has a great many things they can and will use to get Flynn to cooperate, including his undisclosed foreign payments and his lies to the FBI in his January 24 interview.

The Pope of Pulcritude.

I just pray to god Flynn doesn't fuck Trump in the ass just to save his own worthless carcass.

The Pope of Pulcritude.

Expect a shitload of Trump septic from Comey.

Don't fuck with any Catholic sooper-righteous doods, especially Jesuits.

Captain Hate

JMH finding innovative ways to avoid chores. I heartily concur.

I gashed my shin last evening walking Teddy when I tripped on a GD oak root while reading JOM on my phone (I'm sure there's a lesson there which Mrs H would put on perpetual nag cycle were she not blissfully unaware of the circumstances). Yes, I felt like an idiot.

James D.

Bill Kristol adn David Frum are fast approaching this condition as well.

They passed that point long ago. I think Frum did back in 2008...

What else is new?

James Comey’s father defended the former FBI director on Friday while returning criticism of President Trump, calling him "nuts."

“I never was crazy about Trump,” J. Brien Comey, 86, told NorthJersey.com for a column on the view of residents in the former FBI chief's hometown of Allendale, N.J.

“I’m convinced that he’s nuts," continued the elder Comey, a Republican who formerly served as a borough councilman, referring to Trump. "I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he’s really crazy.”

daddy

Nowhere in that Post article did I read the accurate description of "protege of Chuck Schooooomer". C'mon Post, this is no time to get wobbly.

And worth remembering that Weiner was a colossal dick and a very mean Congressman attack dog before his sick-fetish destroyed himself. The Dem's were super happy to have him out on the House Floor grandstanding in attacks against Republicans prior to getting caught. Anthony Weiner was as evil in his public behavior as he was evil in his private behavior, and the Dem's cheered that public evilness on until his private evilness rose up and tainted them all.

If he had been a Republican we would already have a made for TV Movie on him. I'd love to see Shakespeare or one of the great Greek Tragedians do justice to Weiner's epic tale of hubris and self immolation.

Thanks Kevlar for posting this link on the previous thread: TOWNHALL: When The Media Attacked Andrew Breitbart For Exposing Anthony Weiner's Sexting of Underage Girls

Barbara

He can be questioned about previous testimony that he gave in an open hearing, and as he is no longer the Director of the FBI, it's not within his purview to declare anything along those lines to be classified or under investigation. He may say that he understands his testimony is under "review" or "investigation", but that doesn't carry the same weight as it would If he were still the Director.

While the FBI was considering a clarification of a part of his testimony that he got wrong, thatt did not involve his strongly worded assurance that no one had ever pressured him to drop an investigation in his career.

Jane

I know a lot of you hate him, but I loved this:

The G-File is out, in your ... inbox. Here's a Jonah Goldberg kiss for one lovely lady:

"Meanwhile, for the next weeks and months, Democrats have nowhere to go. I understand that Maxine Waters wants to get moving on impeachment right away, but Maxine Waters is an embarrassing buffoon and has been for my entire adult lifetime. She was probably a buffoon in my adolescence, too, I just didn’t know who she was until my early twenties when Kerosene Maxine started referring to the LA Riots as the 'LA Rebellion' and accused the CIA of running drugs in South Central."

Jane

If Maxine was a republican the entire democrat party would be out to ruin her. The republicans just yawn because they can't imagine anyone taking her seriously.

Ben Frakin

Jonah can be right once in my lifetime, jane.

If I could choose the time, this would be the one.

Captain Hate

Kristol has been a major disappointment. Even when he's been spectacularly wrong headed in the past, like on the Arab Spring, I could forgive him for erring on the side of optimism. But trying to inflict the revolting Egg McMuffin on a very unwilling GOP base has been at the level of clusterfuckery that will define him going forward.

Ben Frakin

Yes daddyo.

Wiener dog was the low sparked heel of attack mode and it was an archetypal loss for us.

Let's see how Breitbart/Gannon fare after the investigation concludes.

I really can't wait.

Ben Frakin

Bannon. Leave us not exclude the Beast.

Ben Frakin

..of Buchenwald

Ben Frakin

https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/20/exclusive-judiciary-committee-considering-articles-of-impeachment/

I'm predicting a walk-away by 12/17.

glenda

Captain Hate....????

autistic monkeys, with no brain ...blah blah blah --not funny nor descriptive re: autism....

daddy

Kim Strassel, 30 seconds ago on the Paul Gigot FOX Show buttresses Newt's point:

Gigot: Kim, Special Counsel here. Let's talk about the decision first, we can talk about Mueller later. The decision first---good or bad?

Strassel: Not good, because Special Prosecutors, Special Counsels, have a potential to going on and on for years. They take things out of sight of the Public, and the bigger problem is that they often come in with the belief that it is their job to nail somebody in the end, and so whether or not you have a crime that matters or what they were set out to investigate in the first place is often not what comes out of a Special Counsel Investigation.

Gigot: Yeah, that's the problem...

James D.

"On page 572 here you say such and such but on page 4912 you say such and such" and it was impossible for any human to remember all such details like that that would never seem to give the appearance of contradiction.

This is exactly my fear.

Frau  Hosenbeutel

Camille Paglia ain't buying what's being hawked by all the pathetic Soros mercenaries:

Trump, on the other hand, according to the professor, who teaches media studies at the University of the Arts, is "a master of media."

"His mastery of media, his sense of media," Paglia contended, gave him an advantage over Clinton "and all those snobbish people…allowing him to communicate with people in a way" that the Democrats simply could not.

Trump speaks right past "the layers of insulation" that keep other politicians looking withdrawn, Paglia contended, attributing the president's popularity with many Americans outside of New York and Washington to his communications style.

"I think people are connecting with it," she said, "and the media is completely missing it."


Camille can smell a phony a kilometer away. "Snobbish people"? Looking at you, Peggy.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/camille-paglia-hillary-clinton-is-a-completely-hollow-woman/article/2623618

lurkersusie

Hope so,

Chris Farrell @cjtfarrell
That whole "after-the-fact reversing your position on a supposed felony" can be very "sticky." Stay tuned!

Chris Farrell @cjtfarrell
Rosenstein must now appoint a special prosecutor for Comey's violation of 18 USC Sec 4 "Misprision of a Felony"

Captain Hate

Sorry glenda, bad choice of terms on my part. Won't happen again.

Pious wonder #99999999987799

Cuz it pained you so to have an SP checking for semen stains and such.
..it was traumatic for you.

Did you ever find help?

I certainly am prayerful.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, the Special Counsel is under Rubenstein's authority, and not a free agent like Fitzgerald was. There is that advantage.

I would be ok with Mueller giving Comey a pass for misguided efforts to keep the entire election from turning into a civil war, but nailing Loretta Lynch and Valerie Jarrett. Bonus points if he gets George Soros.

Christian wringers

How many bonus points for fomenting civil war?

Ach du lieber!@

daddy

This morning, after 45 continuous years almost to the day, my wife cancelled our subscription to the Washington Post.

I very rarely drink at home OL, but for that I may have to make an exception!

I suspect than when I die St Peter will pull out his log book and say something like "Yeah, overall you did pretty good, but it says here you delivered the Washington Post as a 10 year old, so that's gonna' cost you some time in the slammer. Get back to me in a thousand years or so...Next..."

Christian wringers

It's like a new Gold Rush of hypocrisy.

What's the current value?

Hmm. What's the investment return on Beanie babies from 2000?

In positive numbers as of today?

Clarice Feldman

New account:https://twitter.com/whnsc/status/865588912013619200

Christian wringers

Overall pretty good ain't good enough.

Have you considered how difficult it is for a rich bastard to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

I thought not.

Clarice Feldman

CH--MsMullin and then David French.

Buckeye

If any demorats had a brain they would cringe in embarrassment every time Maxine opens her pie hole.

But since they don't......

Clarice Feldman

I hate Special prosecutors but Rosenstein's no dope. Unlike Comey and Fitz, he retained oversight of Mueller's work.

Frau  Hosenbeutel

Anonymous Sources:
Sybil Worre is a DNC operative living in Jackson Heights. She and her husband, another prog pervert, print hate items in their garage. Catch them at a "rowdy" protest near you.

daddy

Per an MM link to the UK Telly I see that Trump's let stop this trip will be in Taormina, Sicily. Don't know if any of you guys have been there but the view from the ancient Greek/Roman Theater there is as great a view as exists on the planet:

TAORMINA, ITALY, May 26-27

The 43rd G7 summit, held on the island of Sicily, will be a chance for Trump to 'press America's economic agenda and call for greater security cooperation,' according to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. It will also allow the president to appear presidential and calm the free world's top economic powers about his leadership style. Trump will also attend a dinner hosted by Italian President Sergio Mattarella, after seeing the famed La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra perform.


Tom R

The patribotics blog linked at 5:10 is the blog Louise Mensch created to spread her loonie anti-Trump conspiracy theories. She has a lot of "exclusives" that have yet to come to fruition yet still entertaining to read for no other reason to see how crazy Trump can make the leftwingers.

Stephanie despicable me

Did I see that Keating is on the short list for FBI Dir? Is that the Keating of the Keating 5? Are they out of their minds???

Buckeye

"Inside" story on James Comey.

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=72788

If true, he is in a bind.

Barbara

True, James D. Still, I think it's another thing to try and dance around the singular issue that's raising so much dust at the moment. Anonymous sources are claiming that you sort of, kind of hinted that the President tried to persuade you to drop the Flynn inquiry during a meeting on February 14th of this year after the FBI had cleared the General on January 24th. In May, you testified that it would be very difficult for someone to try and influence you in an ongoing investigation. When questioned further as to whether it had ever happened, you replied, "No. Not in my career."

That's fairly straightforward and easy to understand. Of course, the Democrats will work overtime to muddle it all up, and the media will help them along by not reporting the story correctly and returning to their approved script. We'll just have to see how it plays out.

narciso

No, Frank keating fmr gov of Oklahoma,

Stephanie despicable me

OK. Had a severe twitch develop there for a second.

Gen Poindexter

They will bear fruit simultaneously TomR.

It's overdue for class of players some 4 decades now.

Jack is Back!

Frau,

As a young man, just out of the Air Force, before I moved in with my Mom in Coconut Grove for a few months, I spent some time in Jackson Heights. Had an Irish girlfriend and that part of Queens was full of Irish pubs, bars, eateries and social clubs. That couple must be a product of the Provo contingent that used to strong arm us in every pub. You put in a 5'er or you felt the pain upon exiting. Not a pretty part of humanity back then.

Same at Gaelic Park in the Upper Bronx for the Sunday hurling matches. Some badass actors asking for barells of money for the IRA.

Glad to leave for the sun.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Frank Keating, before he was governor of Oklahomoa, was a career FBI guy.

I

Sadducceesuccession

Pence..the xhristians Golem.

"e, great Hoosier J. Doghouse Riley used to call Mike Pence "The Choirboy" because of the current vice president's conspicuous demonstrations of political piety. It is important to remember that, at the end of his tenure as governor of Indiana, Pence was intensely unpopular, having nearly squandered the state's entire tourist economy by fashioning safe spaces for Christocentric bigotry. In fact, ever since Pence jumped into the co-pilot's seat next to President Crashcup, the Republicans in Indiana have broken a lot of rock trying to undo their former governor's acts of maladministration. In short, taking the vice president's slot on a ticket with Donald Trump was the only serious political option Mike Pence had left.

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And now, maybe, we're seeing that pay off. The Choirboy has a little bit of Signore Machiavelli in him. First, it was revealed that Pence had set up his own political action committee, which is extremely unusual for a vice president five months into the first year of his first term. And then, on Thursday, there was a sunshower of leaks in which various anonymous sources—some of whom may have been operating under the nom de guerre Spike Mence—labored mightily to distance the vice president from the rapidly metastasizing scandal concerning who knew what about Michael Flynn's connections to Russia, Turkey, and whoever else.

Stephanie despicable me

http://nypost.com/video/ted-cruz-destroys-his-fellow-senators-with-this-hilarious-tweet/

LOL.

Sadducceesuccession

Twitching is honest...

Rarified and appreciated.

Jack is Back!

Frank Keating was Governor when McVeigh blew up the Fed building. Had to fend off Bubba and CurbDive from over capitalizing on the tragedy. Stand up guy.

Sadducceesuccession

As are you Jacko.

Finally over the humility of pain and dependence ?

Don't ever change to a non-asshole.

Texas Liberty Gal

Nice to see a positive post about Cruz at JOM. Thanks Stephanie!

Frau  Hosenbeutel

SOB the SOB who dumps everywhere and grins.

Frau fuck granny

Your non-science proliferates its idiocy.


"It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

The vault is on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen and contains almost a million packets of seeds, each a variety of an important food crop. When it was opened in 2008, the deep permafrost through which the vault was sunk was expected to provide “failsafe” protection against “the challenge of natural or man-made disasters”.

But soaring temperatures in the Arctic at the end of the world’s hottest ever recorded year led to melting and heavy rain, when light snow should have been falling. “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” said Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault.

 joan

daddy: "Evan McMullin was John McCain's "Huma Abedin." "

lol !!

Pence for your  thoughts

None of us knows what deviance lurks in Mike Pence’s tight little heart, needless to say. But considering yourself a prospective sinner at all times is entirely consistent with evangelical tradition. Remember Jimmy Carter, in his legendary 1976 Playboy interview, confessing that he had “committed adultery in [his] heart many times” because he had “looked on a lot of women with lust.” The secular left can look back on that quaint, pre-Bill Clinton moment with an “Aw, Grandpa!” level of fond exasperation — that’s not what adultery means! — but for guys like Mike Pence, the struggle is real.

Of all the terrible things Mike Pence has done in the name of his brand of evangelical Christianity, the practice of self-righteously skipping dinners with women he isn’t related to isn’t one of them. Yet Pence is being savaged for his puritanical approach to marriage and social life not because he’s an evangelical Christian, but because he’s not a Jimmy Carter-style evangelical. This has little to do with his marriage itself — if I had to have dinner with Mike Pence I’d probably be a bit grateful for Karen’s company, all things considered — and everything to do with the way he tries to impose his faith in the public sphere.

When Donald Trump tapped Pence to be his running mate, the Indy Star gave a rundown of the 10 things to know about Pence, who was then the governor of Indiana. No. 1 was his claim that he’s “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” His two lodestars are the Bible and the writings of Russell Kirk, the author of “The Conservative Mind.” Here’s Pence on what Kirk’s work has taught him:

The conservative is animated by the principle of driving toward the ideal of solutions that are grounded in economic freedom and individual liberty, but also understanding that compromise is part of the conservative approach to governance.

“Individual liberty,” in Pence’s case, seems to be a one-way street. His work to curtail rights for women and LGBT people can be seen as evidence of his No. 1 identity as an evangelical Christian, with its faith-driven anti-abortion mission and strong preference for heteronormative social roles, overriding his secondary identity as an upholder of freedom and individual liberty. But I would be surprised if Pence sees them as being in conflict with each other: It all depends on whose individual liberty you believe is most under threat.

To an evangelical of his stripes, the conservative Christian lifestyle — “Billy Graham Rule” and all — is the endangered one because it is out of step with the contemporary social mores reflected in America’s mass media and our country’s progress in areas that conservative evangelicals consider antithetical to their beliefs, like the legal definition of marriage expanding beyond “man and wife.” In other words, so the persecuted evangelical thinking goes, Jimmy Kimmel’s probably going to make a joke about my marriage — and that’s not fair!

It is the height of narcissism to look at, say, a trans man’s right not to be murdered for walking down the street, or a woman’s right to control when and if and how she becomes pregnant or carries a pregnancy to term, as being less significant to the mission of upholding individual liberty than your personal feelings about being laughed at by Democrats, especially when you are in power. But if Pence and his ilk want their Christian values to be respected by the wider public, he and leaders like him might look to Carter as a guide for how to incorporate a spiritual life into public service.

Carter, like many presidents, was close with Billy Graham but didn’t want him leading services in the White House, as he had done for previous administrations. The born-again “redeemer president” who read the Bible aloud with his wife Rosalynn every night and attended a Baptist church made a point of keeping his religious practices out of his policymaking, except in matters of waging peace and caring for the less fortunate. Nobody’s saying that Pence has to embrace the progressive evangelical values that Carter upheld, but how about a good old-fashioned conservative compromise? Conservative Christians in office might find the wider culture more willing to uphold their humanity, and push back against the mocking of their religious beliefs, if they prove themselves willing to do unto others first.

Neo

Place under "what goes around comes around" ...

Journalists' brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Isn't it interesting how the troll has large blocks of text to dump here?

Just as easy to Killfile a large post as a small one.

If you don't have Killfile, when you see those large blocks, squint your eyes so as to not read them and SOB.

Barbara

"Inside" story on James Comey.

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=72788


Thank you, Buckeye at 5:50 pm, for this link.

Truthbetold5

Clarice

Are you now going to mislead your followers by telling them Mueller is a straight shooter?

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