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April 18, 2018

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Tom Brokaw Fondly Recalls Barbara Bush ‘Really Didn’t Like’ Rick Perry

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California Professor: Barbara Bush Was ‘Amazing Racist’ Who ‘Raised a War Criminal’

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CNN Panel Uses Barbara Bush’s Passing to Slam Trump

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“I mean this family, whatever else you think of the Bushes, were a family that was wall-to-wall decent… good to people… considerate of others,” Toobin said. “And I’m sorry, I just keep thinking of Donald Trump in the White House who has none of the qualities that the Bushes have. It’s just a sign of how different this country is now than it was not that many years ago.”
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George W. Bush: ‘I Am Happy for Scooter and His Family’

"Mr. President, let me ask you a little about the news because, of course, last week we saw President Trump pardon Scooter Libby," Bartiromo asked.

"Yeah good," Bush responded.

President Donald Trump has pardoned I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney, of convictions related to his 2007 trial.

"Your reaction?" Martiromo asked.

"I am happy for Scooter and his family," Bush answered.

Bartiromo then asked Bush if he saw the Wall Street Journal editorial board headline that described Libby as the solider "left behind on the battlefield."

"Did you see the the Wall Street Journal headline saying Scooter Libby was the soldier left on the battlefield?" Bartiromo asked.

"No, I didn't see that. I am sure he's got some friends in the editorial board there, and you know, as I said, I am happy for his family and for Scooter," Bush said.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Vice President Mike Pence
‏Verified account @VP
5m5 minutes ago

Vice President Mike Pence Retweeted CatoEvents

Congratulations to the “Ladies in White” on receiving the 2018 Milton Friedman Award. These heroic women risk everything to stand for freedom & human rights in Cuba. America stands w/ them & we will keep standing for the release of political prisoners & Cuban liberty. #CubaLibre

=========

I have been noticing remarks and events concerning Cuba have recently been appearing from the administration.

Captain Hate

Having Toobin talking about morality is some weapons grade irony. And Brokaw has officially reached "crazy uncle who can't be invited to Thanksgiving" status.

Threadkiller

Ext, what San Diego did was a little on the sneaky side. They just missed the cutoff to actually join the lawsuit. They will submit an amicus brief instead.

I'm glad they had a public vote so we can see who stands where. One supervisor hid from the vote altogether.

Thomas Collins

Because this is a thread with an obit thread starter, note that at the end of the last thread, CH mentioned the passing of another great one.

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-sports/2018/04/18/bruno-sammartino-dead-wwe-hall-of-fame-pittsburgh-wrestling/stories/202001010030

Miss Marple the Deplorable


James Rosen
‏Verified account @JamesRosenTV
7m7 minutes ago

In its daring and import — and, too, the fact that the secret negotiation American policymakers sought was successfully conducted — #PompeoKim may exceed anything attempted in backchannel diplomacy since #KissingerMao in the @NixonLibrary era.

henry

Someone has a two year plan.

@dcexaminer

Eric Holder predicts the Mueller investigation will be a "two-year case"

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aa-4

fdcol63  🇺🇸

Mueller's indictments will come out just in time for 2020 elections.

Captain Hate

I just got an email from the Farsi Ferret to support Richard Cordray.

That changes everything!

henry

Old, but odd. Cohen with Hillary.

https://twitter.com/tn24vols/status/985996421806649345?s=12

narciso

Of course the media is unserious, toobin thinks
We forget he was on the earlier snipe hunt

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Conservative black dude gets Starbucks to give him a "free reparations coffee."

henry

Breaking News Feed @pzf
24s

BREAKING NEWS: Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico, which suffering unstable power grid following hurricane - AP

James D.


Bruno Sammartino has gone to that squared circle in the sky

I had no idea he had still been alive previously.

Jane

Obama is the 4th richest president in history, worth $400 million.

Imagine. He's never worked a day in his life. But he sure knows how to use his race for profit.

Jane

Henry, is the 3rd person in that pix a Kennedy?

James D.

From the previous thread:

The GOPs attitude is "OK, you got lucky once, you Deplorables. Let's see you do it again before we take you seriously."

We'd be about 1,000% better off if the GOP's attitude was even half as benevolent as that.

From where I sit, their attitude is more along the lines of "OK, you got lucky once, you Deplorables. We're going to make sure you aren't lucky a second time."

henry

Looks like Patrick to Chitown Lurker. I can see the resemblance.

James D.


Obama is the 4th richest president in history, worth $400 million.

How the eff is that possible, even given all his corruption?

Dave (in MA)

Jane,
That's Patrick (Patches) of driving while on Ambien fame.

Sue

It’s just a sign of how different this country is now than it was not that many years ago.”

OMG! They hated Bush.

Dave (in MA)

That's from his community organizer pension, James D.

Sue

Obama is the 4th richest president in history, worth $400 million.

How the hell did that happen?

Porchlight

One supervisor hid from the vote altogether.

Did he hide in the curtains?

Threadkiller

How the eff is that possible,

The Whitehouse Xerox Multitask Workcenter has a 9 to 1 ratio.

Threadkiller

LoL, Porch.

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‘No Disrespect, But…’ — Meghan McCain Grills James Comey For Attacks On Republicans

henry

When you've lost Podesta...

Instapundit.com @instapundit
3m

John Podesta: Comey Is An ‘Idiot’

Sue

but all we are as this country is a collection of values and that’s what unites Republicans and Democrats

As long as my republican values match your democrat values?

Porchlight

Some recent Q gossip about the tarmac tete a tete:

Think timing.

LL remains AG HRC.

HRC appoints new AS replacement.

RBG steps down.

LL steps up.

New AG.

‘The Plan’.

Q

AS is Scalia.

Porchlight

They are all desperate for Comey and McCabe to be the fall guys and for the damage to be contained within FBI.

Buckeye

Heads Up!

Typepad will be screwing around with their servers yet again.

Friday, 8pm Central.

Dave (in MA)

The Most Disgusting Photo On the Internet Right Now, according to AoS:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dar9WTXU0AAKvub.jpg

It's safe to click on.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

How Obama got to a $400 million net worth:

Book advances ($65 million for a deal with him AND Michelle signed in 2017.

Royalties for "Dreams of my Father" (probably required reading on a bunch of college campuses with NO discounts at college bookstores because student loans)

Speaking fees (highly inflated)

Corporate boards

Increased value of real estate

Etc. etc.

Captain Hate

I gotta admit, Porch, as little of a first step as that OIG Report was, I can start seeing the fear in their beady little eyes.

jimmyk

Mayor Bane should have used his groundhog technique.

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/04/de-blasios-rat-killing-demonstration-is.html

GUS

Have they called her BARBARA BUSHITLER YET???

JM Hanes

James D:

"'Obama is the 4th richest president in history, worth $400 million.'
How the eff is that possible, even given all his corruption?"

He's like mother of all reparations coffee cups.

GUS

$400 million.

"you didn't build that"
"at some point uh uh uh uh don't you uh uh uh have enough money?"

GUS

Clinton's barn door is open.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Another sign of panic?


Shane Goldmacher
‏Verified account @ShaneGoldmacher

NEWS: Andrew Cuomo just announced that he's granting all parolees in New York the right to vote by executive order.
8:29 AM - 18 Apr 2018

GUS

I asked for my reparations cup of coffee today.
They told me I wasn't black. I told them about RACHEL DOLEZAL and SPRUCE JENNER. Then I told them that I identified as a black woman.
Then I ordered my coffee BLACK.

Jack is Back!

BREAKING NEWS: Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico, which suffering unstable power grid following hurricane

henry,

It was an unstable power grid before the hurricane. The generating plants were huge sieves of corruption and pay-to-play procurements. The money for maintainability went into individuals pockests. The transmission and distribution systems were "ditto the above".

Now trying to restore it with better equipment, more stable transmission and distribution in a very mountainous, remote environment creates your own disruptions out of necessity to install everything and test it. My associates and I consulted for the current governor's father, Pedro, when he was elected Governor back in '93 and told him he needed to fix it then. Crickets!

BTW, Pedro is a graduate of Notre Dame and Yale Medical. I think Roberto is a golden domer also.

Buckeye

Old, but odd. Cohen with Hillary.

Well, Cohen specializes in "fixing" girlfriend problems. Makes perfect sense to me:)

henry

Thanks JiB. I suppose we get to pay for it all because PR is essentially bankrupt anyway?

jimmyk

The WSJ, while slipping in some snark about Trump, rakes Comey, including this:

The former director recoils that Mr. Trump once asked for his “loyalty” but within the law that is perfectly legitimate. As the Supreme Court said about executive officials in Myers v. U.S. (1926), “The moment that” a President “loses confidence in the intelligence, ability, judgment or *loyalty* of any of them, he must have the power to remove him without delay.”

Emphasis added.

JimNorCal

a link that arrived in my Inbox

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/why-democrats-should-rig-the-senate-and-pack-the-supreme-court.html
Is It Time for Democrats to Fight Dirty?
A new book argues Democrats should take on radical strategies to cement power.
In his new book, It’s Time to Fight Dirty, the Week’s David Faris argues that Democrats have no choice but to pursue strategies aimed at tilting the balance of power perhaps permanently in their favor. The ideas he advances go far beyond age-old proposals like eliminating the Electoral College. Faris would have the next Democratic Congress and president, for instance, create several new Democratic-leaning states and pack the Supreme Court with new seats for liberal justices.

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Lanny Davis: Obama Should’ve Fired Comey

“He should’ve been fired by Barack Obama…not by President Trump,” Davis asserted. (RELATED: John Podesta: Comey Is An ‘Idiot’)

“Everybody knows that an FBI investigator, an FBI director, is not allowed to talk about the evidence and disparage somebody without charging them,” Davis said. “You know why he gets to violate those rules? Because he is James Comey.”

“It’s about I, I, I, I [with Comey]” he said. “It’s only about James Comey…he should’ve been fired.”

Jack is Back!

$18 billion big ones, henry. Latest "Grant" which is loan you don't have to pay back, right?

BTW, I am dealing with a little 6 degrees of separation today. With Barbara Bush's passing, I am reminded that her husband #41's grandfather was George Herbert Walker, ex-President of the USGA and who they named the Walker Cup after. George Herbert Walker is one of the distinguished graduates of Stonyhurst College in England, where my great-grandfather was the Cricket and gymnastics coach. We are even investigating sending Frederick there since his school is closing.

Oliver Cromwell spent a night laying on a table in full armor in one of the early buildings:). It wasn't a Jesuit college there yet since they ran off to St. Omer (French Flanders) during the Elizabethan rule. Strange history of that school.

Appalled


Is there a Comey supporter out there? Besides Patterico, I mean.

I think he was supposed to deliver dirt, not snark, and now people who were depending on him are mad.

Porchlight

Many stories today about Pauline "Robin" Bush, W's little sister, who died at age 3 of leukemia.

There were very few stories in the MSM about Robin when Bush was a candidate in 2000 and 2004, or during his presidency. Most Americans probably learned about her yesterday or today.

That may have been out of respect for the family - perhaps the Bushes even requested it.

But one has to wonder if they refused to talk about Robin because the story of her death humanized W and the family too much for the MSM's taste.

This was the piece I remember reading. Not published until October 2004. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5748598/ns/msnbc-morning_joe/t/god-george-w-bush/#.Wtd1T4jwbcs

Captain Hate

I guess being tracked down by the alumni committee has at least one advantage since I got a copy of the DeMatha Red & Blue Review magazine. Incredible the number of Stags in high exposure positions such as a picture of NBA reporter David Aldridge with Victor Oladipo. Was sad to read about the death of my classmate, Sid Catlett (named after the drummer), who battled against Lew Alcindor in the 1965 victory over Power Memorial that gave the school, and coach Morgan Wootten, national prominence.

Tom R

RG from the previous thread...

The mere fact that none of us has been told in detail of the coming indictments and prosecutions or -- my goodness, guilty pleas! -- is not evidence of nothing happening.

To the contrary, it's evidence of learned professionals doing their job.

And doing it properly, not politically.

With the out of the blue revelation that Pompeo met with Rocket Man inside NK, that tells me that everything of game breaking significance that the Trump administration is doing behind the scenes is leak proof until Trump wants the information made public. IMO this includes the current strategic plan for Syria as well as the Horowitz/Huber IG investigations.

"Security" is a principle of war and IMO what we are seeing with an administration full of generals and admirals is INFOSEC and OPSEC getting practiced at the highest levels.

Appalled

CH:

I get a stange new respect knowing you had a acquaintance named after sid catlett...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg1Wl-NmzWg

narciso

Well double think, it is a tricky thing, of course if one takes the long view its no surprise.

now roger stone has the perspective of a gnat.

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Eric 2020? Holder Heads To New Hampshire

The announcement follows Holder’s remark Tuesday night that he is “thinking about” running for President, adding, “I have not made any decisions on it.” Holder continued that he believes “our democracy is under attack. If you look at the question of gerrymandering, the question of voter suppression,” he noted, “a lot of these things are falling by the wayside.”
Miss Marple the Deplorable

Porchlight,

When I read her book she told the story of hearing W tell his friends he couldn't play because he had to stay with his sad mom.

My personal opinion of W, whom I supported fiercely during his 2 campaigns, is a bit different looking back on it. I think he was gullible and deferred too much to guys who had been friends of his dad's or who had been in DC a long time. I don't think he really understood the money that was swirling around, nor the creepiness of some of those people.

No excuse for not pardoning Libby, though.

Davod

MM. Re increase in administration comments on Cuba.
Well, Korea is almost solved. They are moving on to another problem.

Captain Hate

Appalled,

It must have been my parents who told me about the drummer at the time because it meant nothing to me, although that changed subsequently.

My parents had reasonably adventurous middlebrow tastes because I remember them having Charles Mingus's Ah Uhm on Columbia along with their more boring stuff.

narciso

I didn't know that about George Herbert walker,
The stonyhurst connection.

To ignore comeys role in the march 2004 events, in the special prosecutor roulette and other episodes seems awfully narrow minded.

This channel charge features some of the earlidr avenger episodes with honor blackman, who became that very evocative bond gal.

narciso

Again we see trump as a blunt instrument to accomplish certain goals, the congress is another quixotic exercise in futility.

narciso

Everything is in shadow

http://streetwiseprofessor.com/cefc-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-financial-house-of-cards/#sthash.kCYKzgHi.uxfs

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
51m51 minutes ago

Best wishes to Prime Minister @Netanyahu and all of the people of Israel on the 70th Anniversary of your Great Independence. We have no better friends anywhere. Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Deplorable FOR TRUMP
‏ @iowa_trump

🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Gowdy just made formal request for FBI, IG, DOJ to look into coordination of Comey coordination in Clinton Email Investigation
==========================

This is separate from the letter sent by the 11 representatives I posted towards the end of the last thread.

Larry Schweikhart thinks that Congressional referrals are a way to get around Sessions being accused of politization. I am not sure about that, since you can be standing like a lump not doing anything and the democrats will attack you. (You guys convinced me about my press statement on raids.)

Captain Hate

Egg McMuffin receiving the expected amount of Horde sympathy:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=374855

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here's Sara Carter's story about that letter sent by the 11 Congressmen:

https://saraacarter.com/breaking-lawmakers-make-criminal-referral-on-clinton-comey-lynch-to-doj-on-steele-dossier/

narciso

Have a heart, you know-how hard it is to track rick Wilson's bar tab

fdcol63  🇺🇸

Sue at 12:25 PM

but all we are as this country is a collection of values and that’s what unites Republicans and Democrats

As long as my republican values match your democrat values?

Seems like anytime we express our values, they (and GOPe like Paul Ryan) say:

"That's not who we are."

Ralph L

Lanny Davis worked slavishly for 2 people even more egocentric than Comey.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

Looks like the blue wave is felons & illegals.

Ralph L

I wish we could find out if O deferred some of that income until the Trump tax cut.

narciso

In addition, to the Russian oligarch who has gotten free of the extradition, despite his efforts.

GUS

What values do, Holder OBama, pelosi, Grayson and the rest of the rancid infected LIBTARD PARTY, am I supposed to share

Threadkiller

Treytor Gowdmouth probably knows of some lawyerly trick where the DoJ can cite "no comment on a pending investigation" to the Congressional 11 if they open his letter first.

Tom R

Here is a twitter thread from Vachel Lindsay (Imperator Rex) that has some intertwined tweet threads from other people (TK’s favorite tracybeanz is one) trying to connect a lot of dots involving Michael Cohen He thinks Trump officially cut ties with Michael Cohen before he took office because he found out Cohen was dirty due to connections with Sater and Deripaska.

https://twitter.com/_vachellindsay_/status/986531285416857600?s=21

narciso

Everything is following Newton second law

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/04/mercifully-rock-has-been-displaced-by.html

Threadkiller

24-48hr Twitter TBeans is a 4D favorite for sure.

Jack is Back!

Those are wasted votes in New York unless they go to sbw territory and upset the balance or come out here and do what the Manhattanites have done, turn the South Fork from red to blue. I think Zeldin is still safe because the Dems will kill each other in the primary.

Threadkiller

He thinks Trump officially cut ties with Michael Cohen before he took office because he found out Cohen was dirty

This was my thought long ago with Manafort and as soon as Cohen got jammed I suggested the same.

I staked out the position that if Mueller's meeting with Trump was of a pro Trump variety it was so Trump could give Mueller a hit list.

Porchlight

Looks like the blue wave is felons & illegals.

Which they wouldn't need if we're getting the blue wave they say we're getting (regular Americans who are appalled by Trump).

Meanwhile R candidates all over the place are advertising as the most MAGA guy/gal in the country. Even to the point of faking Trump/Pence endorsements.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

"Sorry, rock fans. Hip-hop is the only genre that matters right now."

I think I just puked in my mouth a little.

narciso

Of course you know my theory about deripaska and manafirt, the last Gould f sanctions prove the point, the ones issued by treasury.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

House Panel Considers Ban on Killing Dogs and Cats for Meals

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-18/ban-on-killing-dogs-and-cats-for-meals-considered-by-house-panel

Obama could not be reached for comment.

Davod

"House Panel Considers Ban on Killing Dogs and Cats for Meals"

The House is very busy.

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Prosecutors In Cohen Case Release "Special Master" Nominations

All of the prosecution's picks are retired judges who served in the Southern District of New York with minimal political connections. Their names are James Francis, Frank Maas and Theodore Katz.

Last night, Cohen's legal team submitted four suggestions: Bart Schwartz, Joan McPhee, Tai Park and George Canellos - all of whom appear to be working defense attorneys.

Judge Wood will ultimately decide who will be appointed to the "special master" role after reviewing the nominees.

Tom R

This was my thought long ago with Manafort and as soon as Cohen got jammed I suggested the same.

So you and tracybeanz have the same position on Cohen. Imagine that.

I staked out the position that if Mueller's meeting with Trump was of a pro Trump variety it was so Trump could give Mueller a hit list.

How long ago did you stake out this position? You might have been a 4D chess/Mueller is a White Hat proponent before RG was.


Tom R

Can anyone read this article on Tony Podesta? Its behind the WSJ paywall. Just curious about the timing of it. Its been a while since I saw anything from the MSM about him.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-tony-podesta-a-washington-power-broker-lost-it-all-1524065781

narciso

Yet he isn't facing an indictment, and he represented much larger fish like sberbank and uranium one.

Tom Bowler

It’s just a sign of how different this country is now than it was not that many years ago.”

OMG! They hated Bush.

Posted by: Sue | April 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Isn't it funny how liberals are positively acrobatic with their hatred, jumping with both feet from one target onto the next as need arises. BDS, so yesterday.

henry

Tom R, tortured art collector that illegally used his com,pany to buy his art, kept the art after his divorce, sold part of his company to employees to keep the art (2014), got clients without reporting them to his company, expected a Hillary win to pay off all his debts. Then Mueller happened. No clients, no money, "sell the art collection to pay rent" but no. Instead he gave hmself an advance and let the firm miss payroll then closed the business.

poorly written article with no real point except Tony liked art.

Threadkiller

How long ago did you stake out this position?

Months ago. I will check later. Doing brakes on my wife's car right now.

narciso

Yes I find that implausible narrative don't you,

Tom R

Yet he isn't facing an indictment, and he represented much larger fish like sberbank and uranium one.

If he isn't facing any indictments, does the article explain why Podesta resigned from his lobbying firm?

narciso

See what o mean, it falls apart upon examination, it would fail as an episode of the blacklists.

henry

Tom R, all his clients quit because he sold them on access to Hillary and she lost.

henry

Plus he basically embezzled all the firm funds for his art, and they ran out of cash for payroll, rent, etc.

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