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May 21, 2018

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Bunky

Not quite

Captain Hate

Since McTurtle's wife is Chinese, obviously the entire country is now 100% corrupt.

henry

Didn't Al Gore already sell us to the Chinese?

Extraneus

I've been in the tech field for a long time, have worked with people who ultimately went back to China with quite valuable IP they learned here, and I don't doubt that the Chinese gov't is involved.

Threadkiller

No mention of anchor babies and their right to be President?

henry

To be fair, wasn't Wendy Murdoch a a Chinese spy? Then we have Zuck's "wife." Where will this menace end?

Extraneus

For one thing, the companies are majority owned by the Chinese gov't, so the gov't can make a high $ offer to poach people with know-how they gained here. They don't even have to try to place the people in sensitive positions, just send thousands of engineering PhD's to the U.S., see where they end up, then get the ones they want to come back.

Extraneus

NFL won't discipline Lions head coach Matt Patricia over 1996 sex assault allegation

22 years after the case was dismissed...

Extraneus

No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Trump To Meet With Rosenstein, Wray To Discuss FBI Spy-Op On Campaign

Extraneus

Actually, they're meeting right now along with Coats.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

From Twitter:

For tablets:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdvTqnoVMAANvju.jpg:large

Captain Hate

Eric Holder:

Trump demand for DOJ investigation is dangerous/democracy threatening. DOJ response is disappointing.There is no basis/no predicate for an inquiry. It's time to stand for time honored DOJ independence. That separation from White House is a critical part of our system.

This shitstain thinks anybody cares about his ignorant blatherings.

Threadkiller

Is Flynn or Manafort playing the role of Luther Coleman, MM?

Beasts of England

Bobby Kennedy agrees with Holder!! ;)

Dave (in MA)

Miss Marple the Deplorable | May 21, 2018 at 03:20 PM,

If they had used Newman for the Trump head they would have had to do extra photoshopping to get a longer tie.

Extraneus

The wingman chimes in!

jimmyk

Didn't Holder himself say he was Obama's agent or something to that effect?

Here's a pair of quotes (or paraphrases) courtesy Drago at Althouse:

Clapper 2017: “I know for a fact there was no surveillance on the Trump campaign, and I would have known."

Clapper 2018: “Not only did I know, it’s a good thing!”

jimmyk

Yes, ext remembered the word.

Comanche voter

Eric Holder knows corruption. Bag man for the Marc Rich pardon. Stunk out the joint as Attorney General. Sod off swampy.

Thomas Collins

I bet Fast and Furious Eric now wishes Mueller had quickly wrapped up his investigation and pronounced no collusion. I'll bet a lot of the Obama Administration critters are feeling likewise.

glasater

The kindest thing one can say about a progressive is they're hypocrites.

Captain Hate

Clapper is being revealed as the Sergeant Schultz of the cabal.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The Houston Chronicle reprinted this account of the day of the Santa Fe shooting from the Facebook account of a mother whose daughter was in the art class. It's gut-wrenching and so sad.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/At-Santa-Fe-High-School-my-daughter-phoned-I-m-12927909.php

Extraneus

Al Gore Urges Maryland Graduates To Vote Trump Out Of Office

What a disgrace this schmuck turned out to be.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

"Turned out?'

IM pretty sure he started there.

Marlene

Jane,if you get the crisis solved,drive up to Maine and spend some time with us. :)

narciso

Two interesting footnotes I noted about teh quesys airing of grievances, one was one of his ghosts was Matt Larimer, at javelin publishing he,was a speechwriter for rumsfeld (he evinced no insight here) and w.

The other is his special type of chutzpah, he actually notes the Madrid bombing, while striking a pose over shutting down stellar wind.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Thanks Marlene. Right now I am very sick of driving but who knows how long I'll be here.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/388659-ex-us-ambassador-to-panama-trump-is-like-a-velociraptor

Forgive me, but I am compelled to ask exactly how much contact the Ambassador to Panama has with the President, especially since he was already in the position and did not have to be interviewed.

narciso

Well I dubbed him general magoo, which I think insults magoo.

Pinandpuller


Al Gore Urges Maryland Graduates To Vote Trump Out Of Office

What a disgrace this schmuck turned out to be.

Posted by: Extraneus | May 21, 2018 at 03:39 PM

How many Maryland grads live in OH, PA and MI?

narciso

When did trump visit Panama, in the first place, now the current president varela is a weasel who forced out his challenger Ala Santos in colombia.

JimNorCal

A behavioral piece to the puzzle.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/a-russians-devastating-verdict-on-norway/
In one telling anecdote, Snegirov described a type of conduct I've witnessed repeatedly in Norway: he's on a train from Hamar to Oslo on which all the seats are taken; although a number of able-bodied males (including young men in military uniforms) are seated, none of them stands up to offer his seat to any of the several elderly women (some of them weighed down by massive backpacks) who are forced to stand. But then a Pakistani man boards the train, and a red-bearded Norwegian immediately “jumps up ... and invites the Muslim to sit down.” The Pakistani says no, but Redbeard insists. After the Pakistani sits, Redbeard stands with his back to the door, his facial expression making it clear that he feels he has “done a good deed.”

GUS

Great catch Jimmyk.

Looks like the swamp is peeing it's pants in terror.
Holder?? You holder, you brought 'er.
Clapper?? Hell no, I just met 'er.

Clap clap clap, they call him the Clapper.
Clap clap clap, he stinks like the Crapper.

Old Lurker

One of the great outcomes of learning that the Trump campaign was not the first, only the latest campaign the Obama gang used the government to spy on political opponents is that most likely we will find Holder at the root of those earlier efforts.

You know I'm right about that.

Pinandpuller

China is the Sick Man of Asia

I never quite figured out

What Is Chinese Boxing?

The Nipponese no likee

https://youtu.be/WmD1a_N83ZM

Pinandpuller

Has anyone ever seen the Steve McQueen movie The Sand Pebbles? I highly recommend.

Trailers from Hell https://youtu.be/sHrQlMBdc8o

Captain Hate on the iPhone

How many Maryland grads live in OH,

A few I run into occasionally by accident.

narciso

It's striking because it was filmed in Taiwan and implicitly critical of the prior nationalists in china.

Old Lurker

A Classic, Pin.

Pinandpuller


How many Maryland grads live in OH,

A few I run into occasionally by accident.

Posted by: Captain Hate on the iPhone | May 21, 2018 at 04:32 PM

Do you stop and render aide?

Pinandpuller

A Classic, Pin.

Posted by: Old Lurker | May 21, 2018 at 04:35 PM

I identify a lot with Steve McQueen. Although none of my past punishments involved mesothilioma I hope.

Pinandpuller

I bet Mr DCSCA has a copy of this in his special room https://youtu.be/K8XCZI_NklI

Old Lurker

Pin "I identify a lot with Steve McQueen."

Me too. Then my wife accuses me of forgetting that my other persona is actually Walter Mitty.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Steve McQueen was born not 4 miles from me, in Beech Grove, Indiana (an incorporated small town within the city limits of Indianapolis).

Threadkiller

Statement from Press Secretary:

Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigations or the Department of Justices tactics concerning the Trump Campaign. It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I just was going to post that, Threadkiller.

John Roberts of Fox seems to think this is a pretty big deal!

Threadkiller

It has the 4Ders scrambling for a new angle that they can claim was obvious from the get go, MM.

:-)

Threadkiller

Is the "current investigation" the handling of Clinton's email scandal or is it a different "current investigation?"

If it is an expansion of the FBI/email investigation, I guess we will have to wait even longer for the report.

jimmyk

I was thinking that, TK, but I think the e-mail report is separate and will not be affected.

Extraneus

most likely we will find Holder at the root of those earlier efforts.

More likely he was the root's wingman.

Threadkiller

It is most likely an expansion of the March announcement that the IG was going to investigate the Steel dossier and possible FISA abuse.

Threadkiller

I agree, Jimmy.

Old Lurker

"asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigations or the Department of Justices tactics concerning the Trump Campaign."

So who gets to look at the actions of Brennan and Clapper? Huh?

Who gets to look into the actions of Obama & Jarrett? Huh?

This is precisely why placing all our hopes and dreams on the IG of the DoJ is insufficient.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

This is being rolled out step-by-step. Besides the IG and Huber, we have Devin Nunes in the House Intelligence Committee (very courageous, Trump called him today at the CIA ceremony) and Grassley in the Senate, who is like a bulldog.

IN addition, we do not know who else may be investigating.

Watch how hysterical the dems are this evening.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

A reminder of the Clinton campaign thinking on June 13, 2016:


David Plouffe
‏Verified account @davidplouffe

It is not enough to simply beat Trump. He must be destroyed thoroughly. His kind must not rise again.

mockmook

And, who will look at Rosenstein and Mueller?

Old Lurker

Is it fair to assume that the press release of this request on this date means that nobody at the DoJ thought to look at this before? My dogs have been asking about this since Trump mentioned it right after he won the election.

Really?

Even checkers is played in two dimensions.

While some will immediately say that this is just more brilliant misdirection before the hammer falls, do they do these things on purpose to cause even their own base to worry about who is in charge?

Old Lurker

MM, the rollout is coming in stages. OK. But why create the impression that critical areas we thought were long under the microscope have not been until today? Why do that?

And what mockmook said.

clarice feldman

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/white-house-statement-trump-meeting-rosenstein-wray-congress-get-all-highlyLooks like the game is almost up!

Old Lurker

MM "we do not know who else may be investigating"

If today's press release is genuine, then it is fair to conclude nobody was looking under that obvious rock where, to us, a nuclear bomb was sleeping. So why would you take any comfort trusting that other unknown investigations exist?

Extraneus

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/white-house-statement-trump-meeting-rosenstein-wray-congress-get-all-highly

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

Most of his base isn't worried. Why should we think he doesn't know what he's doing?

Are you telling me that the guy who has gotten the tax cuts through, cut all the regulations, is well on the way to a trade deal with China, has North Korea at the table, has almost destroyed ISIS, is pushing for regime change in Iran with help from the Saudis and Israel, that guy, is not able to defeat these morons who have zero strategic thinking?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

These announcements notify the press. They are done long after investigations have been started.

It's like diplomacy. When Trump says they are going to try for a deal it has pretty much been completed.

rse

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/21/us-gun-control-protest-high-school-die-in-day on june 12 to commemorate 2nd anniversary of pulse attack.

nary a word on the differences between parkland and pulse. Apparently mass murders and terrorist attacks are comparable as a reason for gun control.

Dave (in MA)

You're on a slippery slope once you start using racially-loaded terms like yellow peril.

Janet 🚬 -  I wish my family had a poncho

from the Zero Hedge link -

"As Davis also adds, "it's also noteworthy that the White House released a statement immediately following the meeting, before Rosenstein et. al. could start leaking inaccurate information about the White House's position, which is what happened after the last meeting on the matter."

rse

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-21/sally-yates-trump-has-taken-shocking-assault-rule-law-new-level

The problem beyond yates personal behavior is that she is a keynoter at the american constitution society annual meeting next month that seeks to completely reenvision the historical Constitution to a new meaning to create a new polity.

So how does that goal fit with the rule of law unless its actual definition is to push the MH vision for society and make it mandatory?

Old Lurker

I am telling you that those people you call morons with zero strategic thinking have already accomplished 80+% of the goals set out in 1917 and were but one election away from getting it all. And nothing in their long march suggests a surprise loss to Trump will be more than a momentary bump in their road.

The man is not Jesus Christ for heaven's sake. And even Jesus has not prevented the devil from controlling much of the world, and much of this country.

Finally, for you to say "Most of his base isn't worried" is surely not what you meant. Had you said "Most of his base supports him still", I would agree. To think much of his base is not worried is laughable.

Extraneus

she is a keynoter at the american constitution society annual meeting next month

If she's not too busy setting up her GoFundMe page.

Old Lurker

"These announcements notify the press. They are done long after investigations have been started."

Bullshit on that. Read the language (and Sunday's tweet) and show me where it is says any such thing?

lurkersusie

Progress

Bryan Dean Wright
@BryanDeanWright
Yes, I worked w/ @JohnBrennan. We viewed him as a political hack w/ the operational mind of an earthworm. (He once said the CIA “doesn’t steal secrets.” Sums up his intellect nicely)

His day of judgment is coming. And he knows it. His high-road tweets are an act. Justice awaits.

Eye Doctor

Don't celebrate just yet. We are entering a whole different type of dog and pony show.

Extraneus

These squealing slimeballs are trying to sell the the b.s. idea that the DoJ doesn't report to Trump; that they're somehow independent.

He's shoving that idea where the sun don't shine, first with a tweet and then with what we can all imagine was a set of direct in-person orders coupled with dramatic stare-downs.

Old Lurker

"...before Rosenstein et. al. could start leaking inaccurate information about the White House's position, which is what happened after the last meeting on the matter."

So alleged white hats Rosenstein and Wray have to be outmaneuvered lest they leak to damage their boss? And people think those are really are white hats they are wearing?

Okey Doke.

Extraneus

Since Trump has decided that it's time to go on offense, I anticipate no further whining, and that Mueller and his posse will be fired.

Old Lurker

Ext "Posses" help the sheriff. Mueller's group is a "Gang". Posses catch Gangs.

Just had to help you out there.

maryrose

Lurkersusie:
Great post!
Jimmyk:
Your post this morning was excellent.
Checking out the spying in the Trump campaign started today after meeting.Let us stay in the land of reality.

narciso

Well he was paid more than a million to keep page, hooked and to continue cashing checks.

Extraneus

Good point.

mockmook

OL,

MM, TomR, CTH, etc., seem to KNOW every thought and action of Trump (and all the players) even before it happens.

But, life (and the FBI/DOJ/POTUS) is not a video game.

Even if Trump is playing 4D chess, that is never a match for 11D reality -- you can be better than all the other players and still lose to "chaos"

Eye Doctor

The Deep State will not allow all the dots to be connected. Get ready for fresh twist and turns.

Frau Argwohn

OL 05:37 PM sez: To think much of his base is not worried is laughable.

Your entire post is to the heart of the situation. I am worried.

Frau Argwohn

As for morons, OL, Kerry and Gore are credentialed morons, useful but morons.

Jack is Back!

Trying like Moses to catch up:) But MM's 3:35 rang a bell with me.
Why aren't we training our first responders to deal with school shootings? They are trained to deal with traffic accidents, shoplifting, armed robbery, domestic violence, homicide but not school shootings or security breaches or vandalism or social media threats, etc. You all know where I am coming from.

Hell, even our glorious FBI (sic) hasn't got a clue. Just saying.

narciso

You would think jib, that would be in their wheelhouse,

maryrose

JIB:
How many schools have had local law enforcement take a tour of their school and show them where possible security breaches could occur.
Why are all the doors wide open with no way of determining who is entering and with what weapons?
Metal detectors and a security presence are the basic improvements needed.
Also someone on the inside who can take these psychos out.

macthenaif

Don't you find it fascinating that Dan Coats has a smaller profile than an F-35? He has to be right in the middle of all of this.

Extraneus

They're training. They've been training. They even come to your location to train your team.

Jack is Back!

In a way, I agree with OL, simply because of the Watergate reflection. It was almost immediate when Sam Ervin and Baker or Tennessee initiated the committee probe that mesmerized America for weeks. Also, showed that harridan Hillary Clinton as a failed advocate of the law. Wellseley and Yale should be so proud.

We have more intel than Ervin and Baker had about Watergate, yet we have an enabling GOPe enabling the Deep State to keep it hidden and delayed ad naseum.

I am getting to the 7 Days in May point.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Old Lurker,

The reason that the morons have accomplished 80% of their goals is because we had morons opposing them, many of whom were actually on their side.

Yes, I phrased that poorly, and no, I don't consider him Jesus Chhrist, which is a silly thing to say.

Why can't I root for someone who is finally winning?

I don't comment on his strategy because I don't really know what it is, I have no control, and I am sitting out here far away from Washington, D.C.

I do think there is a plan, most of which I don't know, but it is obvious to me that they are rolling things out slowly, in steps, so that the public is aware. Right now well over half of the public thinks Mueller's investigation is politically motivated, for example. That was not the case a year ago.

You are probably right that I should have said that "his base still supports him" rather than "his base isn't worried." I cannot speak for all of his base (but then, neither can you). So, you are worried and I am not.

I will now leave you alone for a while. I certainly didn't intend to make you angry.

I apologize for sounding snotty.

Frau Argwohn

Brennan became CIA director in Mar. 2013.
Comey became FBI director in Sept. 2013.

Both did a ton of damage during their three years, and they expected to be kept over by Ma Clinton.
Even after 20 Jan 2017, Queasy boasted he would be around his entire ten years and wasn't going anywhere. From the beginning, he acted as if he were a career FBI agent.
Pfui!

maryrose

Obama always traveled with a posse.
A sign of a weak leader.

maryrose

Frau:
So true!
Always enjoy your thoughts.

Jack is Back!

Ex,

I see no proof of that, they are training. Who are they training and in what?

paladin2

TOM
Yes, the Chinese may have a latent hari kari gene that will erupt when there fellow citizens and there mother country are threatened.. What can we do? Maybe build some barracks north of San Fancisco in case a war breaks out

GUS

The sucking up is getting tiresome.

narciso

Fwiw:

http://foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/21/ig-report-on-clinton-case-expected-to-hit-fbi-leaders-for-sitting-on-emails-in-2016.html

Tom Maguire
Didn't Al Gore already sell us to the Chinese?
Must have been a sale-leaseback, if I remember the controlling legal authority.
sbw

Maryrose: How many schools have had local law enforcement take a tour of their school and show them where possible security breaches could occur.

My wife tells me an outside security firm was hired to assess her elementary school ... and, I assume, the other schools in the district.

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