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March 13, 2018

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Thomas Collins

Looks as if we have another former SoS.

Thomas Collins

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-fires-rex-tillerson-replaces-him-with-mike-pompeo

Captain Hate

Sounds like our host is as disgusted with The Beast as we are.

henry

indict her while she still fits through the cell door.

DU DU DU DA

PUTIN:I not like Tillerson no more. Get rid of please.


TRUMP:Done.

Sue

Putin sounds like an Indian in a bad B western.

DU DU DU DA

TRUMP:Who do you want as the new-

PUTIN:Hush.

PUTIN STUDIES OIL EXPLORATION PLANS.TRUMP PLAYS WITH TIE.SEVERAL MINUTES PASS.


PUTIN:Where were we-ah yes. This Pompie...pom....I like him.He is New Secretary of State.Leave.


TRUMP;Yes sir.

henry

Oh the swamp is restless this morning:
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Replying to @CNBCnow

BREAKING: Secretary of State Tillerson "did not speak to the President and is unaware of the reason" for his removal and had "every intention of staying", Under Sec. Goldstein says in statement.

Captain Hate

dumbassdave has already begun his Saturday bender.

daddy on iPad

Great title TM! Bilbo Baggins would approve😎

lurkersusie

How Obama framed Trump: the full story to date |

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/russia-collusion-real-story-hillary-clinton-dnc-fbi-media/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Marlene

Yay! Despite the breaking news,we can mock Hillary! I wonder about the little Weiner kid. His father is in jail/rehab and his mother is with Hillary on her falling down world tour.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Philip Klein
‏Verified account @philipaklein
35m35 minutes ago

Pompeo is fiercely oppsed to Iran deal, which Tillerson was fighting to preserve.

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Washington Examiner reporter.

Captain Hate

Rex didn't clean out State. The FISA warrant investigation is targeting State next and Trump needs someone who will co-operate and isolate then fire the traitors.
Posted by: Lester at March 13, 2018 09:09 AM (LfJIn)

I can't wait for this to happen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
3m3 minutes ago

Pres Trump just told reporters he'd been talking about replacing Tilllerson for a long time. Says they disagreed on things - cites the Iran nuke deal as an issue of disagreement. Says we were not really thinking the same. Says more in line with Pompeo's thinking.

Jack is Back!

This bombcyclone is huge. From off-shore Norfold all the way past Upper Canada. Looks like we will be in it up to 6:00pm.

Everyone in the executive, serves at the pleasure of the POTUS. Just because Zippy had a bunch of asskissers who never enforced our laws or spiked a damning regulation doesn't make his cabinet steady Eddy. I much prefer a dynamic cabinet versus a static one.

Plus Pompeo is smart and now having seeing all the dirt at Langley can better anticipate and perform his role at State. By dirt I mean the raw G2 on our adversaries and friends. Knowing Tillerson's background as an international businessman, it was probably the tarrifs he disagreed with not making true statements about Russia. But good try anyway, media and the Dems.

lurkersusie

True

Mollie
@MZHemingway
Media said picking Tillerson was evidence for Russia collusion theory. Now they say firing him is evidence for same conspiracy theory.

henry

oldie but goodie:

AM Joy w/Joy Reid @amjoyshow
6 Dec 2016

Exxon Mobil’s Rex Tillerson, candidate for Secretary of State, has ties to Vladimir Putin

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Nikki Haley
‏Verified account @nikkihaley
16m16 minutes ago

Congratulations to my friend and soon to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo! Great decision by the President.

Threadkiller

Boy does this news makes the Pompeo interview on Face the Nation all the more hilarious.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/transcript-cia-director-mike-pompeo-on-face-the-nation-march-11-2018/

narcisocenfl

Re the nightshift discussions of who was not at Nuremberg and should have been this fellow was at the top of the list:


http://nybooks.com/articles/2008/11/20/can-we-believe-general-karl-wolff

Threadkiller


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Appalled

So Trump couldn't wait a week or two -- he acts just after Tillerson agrees with the obvious, because the obvious indicts Russia?

If Trump did not act like he wants so badly to be a toady for Putin, people would stop suspecting he's a Siberian Candidate.

James D.

Pompeo is fiercely oppsed to Iran deal, which Tillerson was fighting to preserve.

Then it's a good move.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Was Hillary paid to speak at the event?

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/mumbai/2018/feb/01/hillary-clinton-to-attend-conclave-in-mumbai-in-march-1766861.html

"MUMBAI: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be one of the speakers at the India Today Conclave here in March, organisers said on Thursday."

Threadkiller

He didn't already wait a week or two? How do you know?

In addition, I guess toadys blow the shit out of Putin's mercenaries to show their affection for Putin.

Sue

If Trump did not act like he wants so badly to be a toady for Putin, people would stop suspecting he's a Siberian Candidate.

::eyeroll::

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

So Trump cites the Iran nuke deal which Tillerson AND Putin support as a reason for canning Tillerson and Appalled says what he said.
It's almost like he's begging to be killfiled.

Threadkiller

I would wait until he mixes glad and gleeful before giving him the killfile.

narcisocenfl

Silly rabbit, he has learned nothing in ten years, this is like firing the air traffic controllers,

fdcol63 🇺🇸

As much as I may have preferred to have Pompeo remain at CIA, it makes more sense to move him to State to clean that mess up, IF he's leaving the CIA in good hands under Haspel and Tillerson suffers from the Foggy Bottom Lefty Fog.

Threadkiller

From our ChiTown Lurker:

Joe Masepoe
@JosephMasepoes
·
33m
Don't believe the fake news about T-Rex. He was appointed to dismantle the Obama/Kerry State Department, that's all. 60% of the holdovers were removed. Job done. #qanon #DrainTheSwamp

daddy on iPad

OT.

Since we are a history/geneology minded crowd, I hope you will not mind a bit of an interesting genealogy story unfolding to one of my best friends in the company the last 20 years.

My wonderful buddy happens to have been sired by the cab driver hired to regularly drive his young mom to high school way back when, and then when the inevitable happened, cab driver disappeared and my buddy was raised by grandma since momma was too young really to be an adult Momma. He recalls one time when he was about 7 that dad arrrived with 5 kids at grandma's home, and for a day he played with these 5, and he remembered a few of the names since they were a bit odd, like Rocky, etc.

That's it. So he pretty much raises himself, winds up getting a good job as a young teen with a guy at a store who teaches him about manhood and all the stuff he missed from absent dad, and that pushes him to college, to becoming a Highway Patrol Officer, to ROTC scholarships flying copters for the Jarheads, then swapping to the Air Force and 20 years later winding up as the CO of a C-5 unit of hundreds of troops, before retiring and joining us. A great great self made man, couple kids, etc, but always wondering who the heck was dad. He had very limited info on pop, and the time when he was asked to interview for carrying the nuclear football for the Pres, a job he was shot down for, he said he was certain the guys behind the table knew way more about his dad than he did.

Recently that has changed. Via ancestry.com and some coincidences he has finally made internet connection with "Rocky" and a physical meeting is soon to ensue.

I wont go any further now, but we met at breakfast in the hotel yesterday morn and it has been a wonderful topic of conversation between us now for 20 years, since I'm a human interest maven and right off the bat I'm picking guys brains for their genealogical histories, and I've been pulling for him to figure it out. It is a passion for him as well. Anyhow, sometime next month he and his wife are going to spend a day in Man Tran's territory finding out what the rest of the family looks like, and I am dying to hear how it went since I am pulling for my great friend so much. He has done enough investigation to know it is legit and that the other half of the family is not looking for a meal ticket.

I hope me writing this is not out of line or too much info, etc.

rse

mm-an update to a question you had raised previously. https://www.educationdive.com/news/ball-state-proposed-to-take-over-k-12-district-oversight/518756/

Love the admission that it lets universities try out ed theories.

Beasts of England

Is this the Stormy Daniels thread?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Additional message from ChiTown on T-Rex, which he wants to emphasize:

"TRex commanded DJT's Foggy Bottom Landing Party, while executing deals with the GCC, China, and for the most part, a deal on NK. Now comes Phase 2. I have no idea what that is yet, but I know DJT and Pompeo do."

jimmyk

Was Hillary paid to speak at the event?

Is there any doubt?

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

I wonder about Hillary being paid.

A sea of extreme poverty in Mumbai & she gets paid to give a speech at the Hyatt?
It is weird with these people.

Like this old post (2016) -

High tuition? Student loan debt? How about universities quit paying politicians (all parties) for speeches & instead lower student tuition costs?
Just in this one article we find out Hillary Clinton was paid over a million dollars ...& then there is the cost of the venue set-up, paying a stenographer, probably security,...who pays for travel costs? Hotel?,.... What a waste of money!!
University of Buffalo - $275,000
University of Connecticut - $250,000
University of Nevada at Las Vegas - $225,000
University of California at LA - $300,000

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article59010478.html

Paul Zrimsek

Having spent the first two months of this year learning that the Victorians were right about sex after all, it comes as no surprise to learn that they were also right about the link between money and virtue.

jimmyk

So Trump cites the Iran nuke deal which Tillerson AND Putin support

Did Trump not know this about Tillerson when he first selected him?

James D.

At this point, what are they paying for?

When she was a candidate, and the CF was running at full steam, I can see where paying her was buying access/influence, or bidding of graft opportunities.

But what is there to buy now?

The CF has slowed down operations and might end up under investigation, so graft opportunities are not what they were.

She's not running for President or any other office again; no matter how delusional she may be, there's no way in hell she will ever be a candidate for anything again, or appointed to anything. Nor will Bill. So there's no access to be had. And every time she opens her mouth, The Omen demonstrates what a useless, vapid, hopeless little clown she is, so I can't imagine anyone would want to buy potential future influence or goodwill from her.

So why would anybody pay Hillary to speak now?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Appalled,

I know that it is hard to keep up with Trump, but if you pay attention you would know that Trump has been thinking about replacing him for some time, that he notified Tillerson last Friday BEFORE Tillerson made the comment about Russia and the poison, and this morning Trump said that he would condemn Russia or whoever was responsible.

Also he said he was going to talk to Theresa May this morning.

Do not come on here huffing about Russia like Bill Kristol or something, because I will not let it stand.

Old Lurker

Jimmy, Tillerson served an important purpose in the beginning and in the interim has done some real house cleaning. Now it is time to kick some ass and if I were NK or Iran I would not be sleeping well.

henry

As for a quick trigger:


The New York Times
@nytimes

Breaking News: President Trump has soured on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and is planning to replace him with the CIA chief, Mike Pompeo nyti.ms/2AknBmJ
8:50am · 30 Nov 2017 · SocialFlow

Buckeye

Mrs. Buckeye quipped, "bet Gina Haspel makes Stormy Daniels look pretty dull":)

jor

lol -- the true russian patriots are coming out today.... hilarious...
Trump and Putin ... its almost comical, except for the treason.

Buckeye

Daddy,

I would be the last person to criticize a geneology post:)

narcisocenfl

Yes theresa may has not come off well here:


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5796559/inventor-novichok-nerve-agent-poisoned-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-affect-hundreds-salisbury/

jor

Last week Russia commits chemical attack on UK soil
Yesterday Tilerson says Russian attack bad
Today Trump fires tilerson.

lolololololololol

its so funny the only person Trump never criticizes is putin.
Its because he's a guy with alot of integrity right?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/973542863970754560

This guy has back channel contacts and predicted Tillerson would be leaving back in October.

(Tweet shows the post.)

jor

Marla: Tilerson says he learned he was fired by tweet.
everyone knew trump wasn't happy with Tilerson. Firing by tweet after complaining about Trumps bff Putin... seems legit!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Also, Tillerson disagreed about recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Foxfire's killfile app is working overtime this morning.

Buckeye

lol -- the true russian patriots are coming out today.... hilarious...
Trump and Putin ... its almost comical, except for the treason.

If nothing else, Trump is a master at keeping the lunatics at "peak crazy".

jor

Obviously no collusion between Trump and Putin. None whatsoever!
Thank god the republicans can govern responsibly.
Forget trump... its the entire republican congress that is the problem.
Trump is fine.
The true traitors are paul ryan, devin nunes, et. al. complete abdication.
will go down in history as benedict arnolds

Buckeye

See what I mean?:):)

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Heading to see the BORDER WALL prototypes in California!

jor

Buckeye: How much money you want to bet you are going to eat your words? Please put your faith in the con-man. You're obviously a winner!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Bill Kristol
‏Verified account @BillKristol

I guess you could say Trump chose Putin over Tillerson.


Kurt Schlichter replies:


Kurt Schlichter
‏Verified account @KurtSchlichter
24m24 minutes ago

I guess you could say that, if you were a freaking idiot.

Tom Bowler

I think Tillerson finished the job he was brought in to do which was to downsize the State Department.

Tillerson has shaken up his department this year, according to the New York Times, dismissing numerous staffers and forcing many others into early retirement.

Of course, the left was apoplectic over cuts to the State Department, which speaks volumes of a job well done by Tillerson.

The graceless defenestration is one of Washington’s crueler art forms. In the case of Rex Tillerson, who has long stoutly maintained that he has no intention of resigning, it has been done with White House leaks about a reshuffle apparently masterminded by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. In the Marine Corps, these things are done more forthrightly, one suspects; but Kelly is a Trumpian civilian now, so he called Tillerson’s office to deny a story leaked by the White House to major news outlets. Meanwhile, a respected senior colleague gets a prolonged and humiliating shove out the window. Like so much in the capital these days, it’s low-end Shakespeare, farcical court politics albeit without the elevated language.

Tillerson was, as is now recognized even by those who put him there, a disaster...


He was a debacle, pure and simple, the worst secretary of state in living memory (and there has been serious competition) not because of ineptitude, but because of the semi-intentional demolition job he was doing on his own department even as he fell out of presidential favor.

Even implacable enemies of the administration should cheer the arrival of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. He is a former Army officer, a successful politician, and a veteran of running a large bureaucracy—the CIA.

The article quoted above is dated December 1, 2017, so it's no secret that Tillerson's replacement by Pompeo was in the works. Came as a surprise to me, though.

jimmyk

“So why would anybody pay Hillary to speak now?”

For reasons that escape me, there still seem to be a lot of masochists who will turn out to hear her speak. And wealthy people who will fund anyone who can get an audience to speak on the horrors of Trump. It would be better spent on psychiatrists.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Oh look, now the dems are upset Tillerson is out!


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
5m5 minutes ago

.@SenMarkey critical of Trump ouster of Tillerson. Says it throws the State Dept "into chaos when we need consistency." Markey on will be part of confirmation hearings for Pompeo and serves notice: "he will be subject to the highest level of scrutiny."

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Rep. Steve Scalise
‏Verified account @SteveScalise
2m2 minutes ago

I'm excited that President Trump has named my friend and former House colleague Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State. Mike understands America's challenges and opportunities in the world, and will serve President Trump and America well in this important role!

henry

Personally, I like chaos. Get more innovation that way.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Every Democrat should be asked if they agree with Hillary Clinton's statement -

'Clinton: White Women Voted for Trump Because Their Husbands Told Them To'
"[A] sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should," Clinton said about losing the white women vote to Trump."

https://ntknetwork.com/clinton-white-women-voted-for-trump-because-their-husbands-told-them-to/

Do Democrats agree that women are that weak?

daddy on iPad

From TM's quotes:

Hillary: You know: 'You didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want to, you know, see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are,

I distinctly recall being pissed when Obama did his Indian Tour, because that narcisistic weasel refused to invite Governors Bobby Jindal or Nicky Halley along for the ride, and nothing would have more destroyed his message about America being racist than showing up in India with those two 2nd generation Indian immigrants having become Governors of 2 Confederate Southern States. Racism, my ass you rotten sunuvabitch, and Hillary continues that dishonest racism today in her loathsome but totally predictable comments.


GUS

This just in....Appalled is a clown.

Buckeye

Personally, I like chaos. Get more innovation that way.

+1

Buckeye

And generally, the more provocative the better.

jor

apparently trumps personal assistant is also a crook.

Amazing how many peopl ein the trump administration are going to jail.... only the best people.

Threadkiller


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Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.weeklystandard.com/eugenics-american-style/article/9150

Excellent article by Tucker Carlson.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Let's face it, the person actually paying Foster Brooks Rodham Clinton to keep traveling around the world hiccuping, pratfalling and insulting most of America HAS to be one Donald J Trump.

If she had a true friend the intervention would have occurred years ago.

Sue

If you haven't read the link in lurkersusie's March 13, 2018 at 09:30 AM post you are missing a great run down on Russian "collusion".

Texas Liberty Gal

Another Bob - According to MM's post of Mark Knoller's tweet at 11:00, Pompeo will have to be confirmed by Senate

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Firing at California from the air! (He's on AF1 headed to San Diego.)


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
35s36 seconds ago

California’s sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk. Thousands of dangerous & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies, set free to prey on innocent Americans. THIS MUST STOP!

Extraneus

I haven't seen what jor has posted. Is he as happy as Duda is with Pompeo at State?

henry

When the entire movement is filled with batshit crazy old folks and brainwashed young SJWs, how would any of them notice Hillary is insane? They still keep Pelosi around as a leader. Nobody on that side of sanity will listen to us, and would expel anyone that doesn't fully buy into their nuttiness. Just be happy that for the moment, they can't drag us along with them.

hrtshpdbox

If Trump did not act like he wants so badly to be a toady for Putin, people would stop suspecting he's a Siberian Candidate.

I'm thinking the opposite is true; Trump could be planning on a tougher-on-Russia approach, and Tillerson would've been a drag on that. If I'm right, watch coming statements supporting Theresa May's ire at Russia, and Pompeo's (and the new CIA chief's) statements about Russia. What if Trump doesn't want/need Putin's input on how to handle the NoKo summit, and is just tiring of Putin generally? That's gonna be my guess, it's all about Russia but in a way that Putin isn't at all pleased with.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Joy Behar has given a public apology:

https://grabien.com/story.php?id=160843

Buckeye

If she had a true friend the intervention would have occurred years ago.

Nothing but paid whores around that POS.

Old Lurker

Ext "Is he (jor) as happy as Duda"

That would requiring knowing what both of them are saying.

Not gonna happen. Killfile.

clarice feldman

Because Trump is Hitler: https://www.cfr.org/blog/pressure-points?sp_mid=56177583&sp_rid=bGllYmVyckBnZW9yZ2V0b3duLmVkdQS2Buried in a link are the names of the signers--all of whom are democrats http://www.usmep.us/articles/statement-national-security-leaders-israeli-palestinian-two-state-solution-and-us-policy/

Extraneus

I find Duda too amusing to killfile.

Donuts Make Me Sleepy

Who needs guns, we have government employees to protect us...

"Terre Haute [IN] murder suspect left house during hours-long standoff, went shopping at Walmart

However, newly released information by police reveals Reynolds didn’t stay in the home throughout the entirety of the standoff. He broke through the police barrier, and he went shopping at Walmart...

Reynolds left the house around 3:30 a.m. through a basement window next to a privacy fence that was out of police view. He bought “general items,” but police would not reveal what exactly he purchased....

Reynolds eventually returned back to the home at the center of the standoff, which Plasse describes as “puzzling.”...

Reynolds was later shot and killed by state police SWAT officers."

http://fox59.com/2018/03/13/terre-haute-murder-suspect-left-house-during-hours-long-standoff-went-shopping-at-walmart/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is a Washington Post reporter:


Erica Werner
‏Verified account @ericawerner
2h2 hours ago

A Benghazi bomb-thrower will be SecState and a torture overseer will be CIA director -- IF CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE

================================

As you can see, the bat signal is going out to obstruct confirmation.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
25m25 minutes ago

Donald J. Trump Retweeted Fox News

“According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the $18 billion wall will pay for itself by curbing the importation of crime, drugs and illegal immigrants who tend to go on the federal dole...”

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/03/12/cutting-welfare-illegal-immigrants-would-pay-trump%E2%80%99s-border-wall-study

narcisocenfl

By that they mean being diligent overseeing the investigation of an Al queda assaaination of a high value target and not allowing zubeydah a get out jail of free card.

Captain Hate

I find Duda too amusing to killfile.

Adam Sandler fan?

narcisocenfl

Yes Obama bent over backwards in favor of Pakistan, over India, as the s division took over more of the policy.

Old Lurker

Why do we so often have to read US news in British papers?

Watch this video and tell me if it was in Broward County or some state out west:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5793071/crips-gang-member-shot-dead-utah-court/

clarice feldman

Killfile active because the weasels know their time in the sun is OVER and it hurts big time.

Extraneus

Adam Sandler fan?

Can't stand him.

James D.

Pompeo will have to be confirmed by Senate

I hope McTurtle is going to get with the program. Or that the current #2 at State is loyal to President Trump, because they may be Acting Secretary for a good long while.

Old Lurker

Even as a Ledge dweller I take comfort from the Tillersom-Pompeo move as it relates to why Sessions is still there.

narcisocenfl

It was a Tongan, I would have guessed Samoan gang member in Utah, he took the wrong turn at albuquerque

narcisocenfl

It looks like its open season in the UK, mcmafia suggests why:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/13/russian-businessman-close-associate-ofboris-berezovsky-found/

Comanche Voter

Hillary needs to practice walking down stairs. And, having watched her drunken stumbles, I'd paraphrase the line from the movie Jaws and say, "We're going to need a bigger set of stairs".

It's not that I wish the drunken old harridan ill, but sometimes Karma needs a bit of help.

henry

APNEWSALERT: Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state’s dismissal.

https://twitter.com/TomNamako/status/973592664661811201

henry

Kylie Atwood
NEWS, LEAVING WITH TILLERSON --> two sources say White House just recently called Under Secretary Steve Goldstein to tell him he is no longer needed. Goldstein was then called up to

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