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May 23, 2018

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Threadkiller

Moving this to here:

Tinker, Tailor, Clapper, Carter, Downer, Halper, Spy

https://www.steynonline.com/8667/tinker-tailor-clapper-carter-downer-halper-spy

Captain Hate

About that Blew Wave:

340 Loopy won the D runoff. She is their candidate to run against Abbott. You just thought wendy got stomped."

Texas Democrats don't even understand how totally they have screwed themselves this fall, because they can't admit the way that they have focused their entire parties efforts on Ethnic Appeal for 20 years now.

Black voters are a HUGE part of the Dem party in Texas, they vote 90% plus for Dems and have the most heavily organized voter turn out operations of any group.

Guess what's happened over the last 20 years whenever Texas Dem's neglect to put a black face in one of the top slots? Black voters simply refuse to show up - that's a big part of what killed Wendy Davis.

in this years primary's, black candidates got "blackballed" from any of the high profile offices - looks like Mexicans have taken over the Texas Dem Party. Yep, this is what the dems said they wanted - and their most loyal, long term base of support is about to take their ball and go home. Too bad, so sad.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2018 09:52 AM (V2Yro)

rse

Moving this over here as well from end of last post:

mm-the idea that breitbart is portraying cagle winning as anti-establishment is ludicrous. He has been the lt gov for over a decade and was hoping to avoid a run-off in a six person field. he is absolutely the coc darling and I have been in meetings where his aides unloaded on what 'had' to become state ed policy because some contributor or another had been promised.

he was there at the fox theatre for the at&t sponsored roll-out of my school district's roll-out of its innovative vision after the state paid the school district $4 million to pilot competency-based ed in suburban schools. he was there as a luncheon speaker for the rollout of the economic development legal program where politicians get to decide how all land in the county gets developed and he spoke at another chamber program i was at where he just ran through the chamber talking points on ed with no syntactic firing driving what was coming out of his mouth.

I also don't think the secretary of state running a bombastic campaign makes him something other than establishment.

rse

that should be "synaptic firing". His syntax and semantics were just fine as is usually the case when someone simply repeats desired talking points.

clarice feldman

Tom Maguire--that is precisely what Steyn suggests today:https://www.steynonline.com/8667/tinker-tailor-clapper-carter-downer-halper-spy: FTA:Here's another professor, and from another Commonwealth country: Malta. Joseph Mifsud is (was) a professorial fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland, but is (was) based in London as a principal of the "London Centre of International Law Practice" and a director of the "London Academy of Diplomacy", both of which sound fancy-schmancy but are essentially hollow entities operating from the same premises - 8, Lincoln's Inn Fields, a tony address (next to the London School of Economics and the Royal College of Surgeons) but the "London Centre/Academy"'s fifth in three years and at which they and a handful of other endeavors operate from a minimally furnished back room filled by four interns round a trestle table on fifty quid a week.

Professor Mifsud also has (had) similarly undemanding academic sinecures at the "Euro-Mediterranean University" in Slovenia and "Link Campus University" in Italy. At the beginning of March last year, a young man called George Papadopoulos joined the Trump campaign. On March 14th, traveling through Italy, he met with Professor Mifsud. They got together again in Britain, and at some point Papadopoulos became head of the "London Centre of International Law Practice"'s soi-disant "Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security", a post for which had no obvious qualifications. Happily, like most other jobs at the "London Centre", it didn't require work, or showing up at the "London Centre" or even being in London.

Mifsud is said to have ties to high-ranking figures in Moscow, but there seems to be more prima facie evidence of ties to high-ranking figures in London. That's Professor Mifsud above with my old friend Boris Johnson, Britain's Foreign Secretary, at some Brexit event last October 19th. On October 31st Joseph Mifsud disappeared and has not been seen since. I know how he feels: The same thing happened to me twelve days after I lunched with Boris at The Spectator in early 2006. Is (was) Mifsud an FSB asset? An MI6 asset? Both? Neither? Well, there's more circumstantial evidence of Mifsud's ties to British intelligence, including multiple meetings with, inter alia, Claire Smith of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee.

Extraneus

I think it was MM who posted a twitter link to a brutal takedown of French's piece in the previous thread.

Greg Q

David French is being an idiot. It's a really sad case of TDS

If the Obama DoJ had legitimate grounds for what they did, they wouldn't be constantly lying about what they did, and they wouldn't be fighting so hard to hide what they did.

Look at the Nunes memo, and the redactions that hit it the first tiem around. They weren't about protecting the US, they were about protecting bad actors in the DoJ and FBI.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/russia-report-redactions-cover-fbi-missteps/

Extraneus

West Hollywood to present Stormy Daniels with Key to the City

Captain Hate

The SPLC outrage over the MS-13 "animals" comment is hilarious. Cat meet laser pointer! He is making you dance like idiots, you clueless creeps!
Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2018 10:03 AM (W+vEI)

Threadkiller

Regarding your Jack Straw post, CH, being the simpleton Birther that I am, I believe that they started spying on Trump when he made the motions that he was going to run in 2012. As the reporters made the rounds asking every Republican if they believe Obama was born in the US, they didn't get the results they hoped for when they pressed Trump.

Trump stood his ground and an amazing sequence of events took place. In the week before the Monday that the 9th circuit heard arguments on Obama's eligibility, he allegedly sent Perkins Coie to Hawaii to pick up a copy of something that was released to the public in a digital fashion(so why make the trip?), Trump was set up for humiliation at the WH dinner, and a bodyless Osama Bin Laden was reportedly killed at the hands of Barry.

I don't buy it. I never did. Despite the Afterbirthers' assurances that a deep state didn't exist and if they did some things are too vast.

The Infamous Ignatz

David French misstates, one can only assume intentionally, the events surrounding Manafort, Papadopouls and Page and is thus a bloviating tub of shit who now claims he is not a nevertrumper.
Get bent dumbass.

Extraneus

Here's that French takedown.

https://twitter.com/GenAugustoP/status/999259808745316352

Extraneus

Right to Try Passes House, Trump Expected to Sign

This is about giving terminally ill people the right to try experimental drugs.

henry

the Carter Page spying began after Rogers filed his FISA abuse complaint. Regular electronic spying went on uninhibited long before that corrective action. This whole Halper thing is a "look squirrel" from the true evil: Panopticon level 360 degree spying on all citizens following the Patriot Act, with full collusion of big tech, the intelligence community, and the uniparty. The Halper in England / dossier spying end around was a last ditch effort to keep it going until Hillary could paper everything over.

Captain Hate

a bodyless Osama Bin Laden was reportedly killed at the hands of Barry.

You could make a good conspiracy case out of this, including that the dumbest retard to crawl out of Scranton dropped a dime on Seal Team 6 to keep them from spilling. That is way too dark a place for me to contemplate.

Beasts of England

I guess Goldberg was so enamored with French's beta mendacity that he had to piggyback a column. I won't link it, but it's on their home page.

Here's a clue for the TrueCons - if you wanna peacock about muh prinshipelz then fucking display some in your writings. There is no middle ground remaining in this scandal. When McCarthy, the entire PowerLine gang, and others who never supported Trump are apoplectic about this unprecedented abuse of power, then it's time to take a hint, sweeties.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Thanks for brining that over, Extraneus!

French really is a coward and low-life.

I find it amusing how he is trying to back away while bloviating.

henry

Sure, Gas prices are Trump's fault. Try ending the ethanol mandate and cutting gas taxes dopey.

Are you creeping along on fumes because #GasPrices are so high? I'll join @SenatorCantwell @SenatorMenendez & @SenMarkey to push @POTUS to start fighting for lower gas prices for hardworking Americans

https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/999296940985774080

Captain Hate

I've never seen the concept of "true conservative" so misused by a pack of petulent brats against the most conservative President since Reagan.

Beasts of England

The Dems are no co-opting Drill, Baby, Drill!!

It's the end times... :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

rse,

Thanks for the explanation of what is really going on in the Georgia race. I have no idea so could only assume Breitbart was reporting correctly, which now I understand they were not.

Extraneus

The Reverend comes out swinging.

Comey Responds To Trump Attack: "Our Country Is Led By Those Who Will Lie About Anything"

Beasts of England

I'd like to buy Notorious Augusto P a case of fine Scotch.

Captain Hate

Nothing says free market solutions like Anti-Biz Markey.

James D.

Are you creeping along on fumes because #GasPrices are so high? I'll join @SenatorCantwell @SenatorMenendez & @SenMarkey to push @POTUS to start fighting for lower gas prices for hardworking Americans

I remember when Democrats were pushing for higher gas taxes to push the price of a gallon of gas to European levels, in order to combat climate change. I guess that is "no longer operative"

Old Lurker

Since Comey is about to be nailed by his own IG, how is that Trump lying about anything?

Scary thing is our walking dead will fall for it.

Captain Hate

From the ZH comments:

With apologies to Robert Duvall,

I love the smell of swamp creatures pissing their pants in the morning. Smells like.... Victory

henry

OL, they'll fall for Schumer fighting for lower gas prices too.

Extraneus

For those who don't go to the links...

Facts matter. The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?

— James Comey (@Comey) May 23, 2018

Of course we were spying on Trump. We had to.

Dangerous time when our country is led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those who will believe anything, based on information from media sources that will say anything. Americans must break out of that bubble and seek truth.

— James Comey (@Comey) May 23, 2018

To get to the truth!

Old Lurker

Even as Schumer promises to clean up DC, Henry?

What can't that man do?

Old Lurker

"How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren"

If the Left like James Comey get their way, we will have no grandchildren because they will be the property of the State at birth.

Captain Hate

Queasy's cribbing lines from j0r like an ignorant tall drink of piss.

Fort Marcy Park, Bitch; the headaches of juggling contradictory lines of shit will all go bye bye.

henry

What can't that man do?

vet his staff for pervs?
tell the truth?
walk past a TV camera?

Captain Hate

Have a funny cousin?

Captain Hate

Put country over party?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Dan Bongino
‏Verified account @dbongino
May 22

One of the final DOJ officials responsible for vetting the spurious information used to spy on the Trump team was Bob Mueller’s former Chief of Staff.
#TheMoreYouKnow

Extraneus

Remember, this is the same guy who accepted the word of CrowdStrike rather than seizing the server and having it analyzed by his own forensic experts.

Now why would he do that? Seriously. What possible explanation is there except that he knew the Russians didn't hack the DNC server?

Old Lurker

Cap'n I said before that guys like Comey will not do a Ft. Marcy Park because that requires some self awareness and then depression from that truth.

Loons like Comey and Clinton and Obama will never ever see themselves as they really are.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Just gonna leave this here.. #TheGreatAwakening #LockThemAllUp #Qanon @POTUS @MagniFieri pic.twitter.com/uhnIRPx9zQ

— wayoflife (@lupusopponere) May 23, 2018


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

Go to the link to see the pictures. Twilight Zone material.

Extraneus

I should say knew or suspected. They had to have the Russian excuse for the insurance policy, and inspecting the server could only cause problems.

Captain Hate

OL, the Arkancide number has peaked?

lurkersusie

Byron Yorks response to Comey


Byron York
@ByronYork
Would be good for congressional oversight committees to see the documents detailing the tight regulations and essential nature of the FBI relationship with Halper.

henry

Ext, don't underestimate the value of contaminating the evidence / breaking the chain of custody in avoiding criminal indictments of your anti-American cabal. Think Hillary's mail servers as another example.

Old Lurker

"OL, the Arkancide number has peaked?"

Not at all. But by one's own hand requires something the rest of them do not have.

"Assisted" like Seth Rich on the other hand...

henry

OL, are you thinking a tragic drapery accident?

Old Lurker

"don't underestimate the value of contaminating the evidence / breaking the chain of custody in avoiding criminal indictments of your anti-American cabal."

Which is why Jimmy says the time for a high level songbird is nearly upon us. There are now so many balls in the air - I called them twirling knives - and each attracts numerous instant lame defenses and screaming objections, that a reasonable person not a junky can easily just tune out saying "I hate politics".

Old Lurker

Too bad Comey did not choke to death on the non-child friendly cords of the Oval Office drapes Henry.

clarice feldman

Mifsud and Halper seem to have hit the mattresses since their Brennan stunt, haven't they? Vanished in thin air. Maybe Gina Haspel can find them-- Congressional investigators and reporters don't seem able to.

Eye Doctor

Just as Armitage planted the phony Plame story with Robert Novak. Same playbook!

CORRUPTION
Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup
https://thefederalist.com/2018/04/20/comeys-memos-indicate-dossier-briefing-of-trump-was-a-setup/

jimmyk on iPhone

“Right to try” seems like a no-brainer except for those who think government bureaucrats know what’s best for us. But if it implies a “right to demand insurance pays,” then maybe not. The linked story didn’t say one way or the other.

henry

jummyk, without tort reform, why would any doctor be associated with right to try?

henry

Facebook plus Canada:


Instapundit.com Retweeted
ezralevant's avatar
Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 @ezralevant
10m

It's unsurprising. Justin Trudeau personally threatened Facebook that if they didn't censor political commentary he didn't like in advance of next year's election, he'd regulate them. They were eager to comply: thestar.com/news/canada/20…

https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/999309365998956546

Miss Marple the Deplorable

heenry,

That would perhaps also include content that his friend in the US didn't like, wouldn't it?

jimmyk on iPhone

henry, is our legal system so messed up that a doctor risks a malpractice for giving experimental drugs to a terminal patient, at the patient’s request? Don’t answer that.

jimmyk on iPhone

malpractice judgment

Davod

Re. The worry about outing people, fearing for their safety.

I would have thought the FBI/DOJ leaking that Carter Page was not only approached by the Russians years ago, but that Page worked with the FBI to expose them,. would have been a classic example of where you might not want that info made public (Sorry for the rambling sentence).

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Good point Henry with respect to "Right to try" although I suspect people will have to sign a zillion waivers of liability before they will qualify. It will last until some liberal judge determines it was gross negligence and the waivers don't apply.

maryrose

OL:
Twirling knives.
What fantastic imagery.
I think of it as the spinning plates made famous on the Ed Sullivan Show.
How many of those can you keep spinning without the inevitable crash?
Yes I watch the Flash! Great cliff hanger.
Don’t live in Florida , so I can’t do anything about inept Rubio.
Still need his Repub vote. How long do you have to live in Florida to vote there?

Dave (in MA)

I guess the Ice Cream Man forgot about Zippy's whole necessarily skyrocket thing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Close-up of Pompeo's to-do list taken by some photographer:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd4-rlpV4AAbLNh.jpg:large

Sue

Jane,

Earlier this year, we had a client whose husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The doctor got him in an experimental drug trial program that was a drug of last resort. They signed documents. They accepted responsibility for any adverse reactions, which were many and were listed and I'll be dadgummed when the drug killed him instead of curing him she came to us to sue the drug company and doctor. We showed her the door but I suspect another attorney will take her case.

Extraneus

Diversity data?

Old Lurker

MM "That would perhaps also include content that his friend in the US didn't like, wouldn't it?"

MM, now be serious. THAT would require a US politician conspiring with political leaders of the same tribe in other countries working together to meddle in our US election outcomes.

You know that is crazy talk.

:-)

henry

Ig, say hi to Pompeo for us.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

A former Cruz supporter admits he was wrong about Trump. Much props to him for saying so.

https://thefederalist.com/2018/05/23/foreign-policy-donald-trump-powerful-man-barack-obama-never/

Sbwaters

Pompeo should troll MSM photographers with a second list.

Kevlar Kid

Jonah "Cruise Bat" Goldberg leaves no doubt with his pimping of WF Buckley.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/trump-russia-investigation-separating-conspiracy-from-reality/

If you have a strong stomach this morning.

Mommy should've cutoff tuition payments.

Threadkiller

People who don't live in Alabama can't do anything about inept Doug Ross.

Sue

I hope there isn't any classified information in that photo.

Threadkiller

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/23/germany-asylum-seekers-should-be-trained-truck-drivers/

Because towelhead truckers don't drive over infidels.

Threadkiller

Sharyl Attkisson:

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/388978-growing-signs-of-a-counterintelligence-operation-deployed-against-trumps

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.retailconsumerproductslaw.com/2018/05/cpsc-baiocco-confirmation/

Dems finally lose majority on CPSC.

Marlene

Ha,Dave! Howie Carr calls Ed Markey "Mr. Frosty" because the only real job he had was driving an ice cream truck. You know,just like Paul Ryan driving the Weinermobile.

maryrose

Doug Jones is Alabama Senator.

Dave (in MA)

Threadkiller | May 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM, don't teach me how to brake, just to accelerate and steer pbuh.

Kevlar Kid

"Facts matter. The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?

— James Comey (@Comey) May 23, 2018"

How will I explain *YOU* to my grandchildren? It will not be through a Netflix documentary. (That's why The Rat and his Testosterone Sink are now a part of Netflix btw.)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

NEW- Grassley letter to Rosenstein demanding Full unredacted Strzok-Page text messages.

🚨”An official's name was redacted in reference to a text about Obama White House "running" an investigation"
https://t.co/Vty5nbKHVB pic.twitter.com/CI8RrbjCQA

— Falco (@Nick_Falco) May 23, 2018

The letter is at the link. Grassley tells them embarrassment is not a reason to redact.

Threadkiller

Yep, Dave.

Buddy, my friend, please to show me how to go faster, please.

anonamom

Catching up still, but what is the very best case scenario as far as what we are hearing from Comey?

That FBI is so stupid that it falls so hard for Russia-Trump collusion theory that it takes ILLEGAL measures to prevent/expose it, while at the same time, being so utterly inept that it fails to validate let alone prevent real terrorists brought to its attention--Marathon Bomber Bros, Manteen at the nightclub, the Parkland shooter . The San Bernadino couple too, right?

Geez Jim---

Kevlar Kid

"the only real job he had was driving an ice cream truck"

Had he OWNED his ice cream truck I wooda had some respect for the guy.

My second entrepreneurial venture in my 20s fresh outa college was being the ice cream man. Took my graduation cash and boughta route and a truck. Big money in summer ice cream on Cape Cod.

Course we sold adult beverages and "smoking products" out the back door to augment cash flow.

Good times. It was a love/hate thing with Moms though. I'd hit the hoods in time to hold din din hostage. Most frequently heard mutter as the kids were assaulting my ride from Mom standing in the doorway of her summer rental: "You sonuvabitch."

Lil Buff and Jonny were waving 20s. Fun for the whole fam. I might as well been selling heroin.

Comanche Voter

The FBI is sometimes referred to as "The Feebs" by local cops. They come in and like a goose big foot things and crap all over the place.

Well with leaders like Comey and Mueller, they ought to be referred to as "The Feebles".

Tom R

Catching up still, but what is the very best case scenario as far as what we are hearing from Comey?

That FBI is so stupid...

I don't for once think anyone involved in this conspiracy are stupid. I think they are outright evil and corrupt.

Extraneus

Course we sold adult beverages and "smoking products" out the back door to augment cash flow.

We had an ice cream man who did the same when I was a kid on Staten Island. Knishes, too, which were so great I can still remember the flavor.

He was busted.

Extraneus

Southern Poverty Law Center: Trump Administration’s MS-13 ‘Animals’ Label Is ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Racist’

It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America. pic.twitter.com/U5yfT33BX6

— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) May 21, 2018
Threadkiller

Our ice cream man sold fireworks.

Frau Argwohn

Footnote from Miss M's 12:07
Liz’s quote, “the White House is running this.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

NEW: @realdonaldtrump on "#spygate": " There has never been anything like it in the history of our country....clapper sort of admitted they had spies in the campaign. I hope it is not true but looks like it is."

— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) May 23, 2018
Beasts of England

Y'all quit picking on Bob Ross!!

Jack is Back!!

Comanche Voter,

Back in the nuke building days those types were called QA auditors. Never in the history of mankind have so few, cost utilities so much money, without any apprehension.

GUS

I'd love to bring my Grandchildren to visit Curtains Comey at Leavenworth. In 25 years.
What a nice chat we'd have.

Kids, look at the weasel!!!

henry

Can't leak / spin what you don't see:

In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, the top House and Senate Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pushed them to add Democratic and Republican leaders to the meeting. They asked for the so-called Gang of Eight — the bipartisan leaders of both chambers of Congress as well as the top ranking Republican and Democrat on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees — to be included.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/23/schumer-and-pelosi-ask-to-attend-meeting-on-secret-russia-probe-documents.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain

henry

s of now, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, both Republicans, are the only lawmakers set to attend Thursday.

Sbwaters

Dear Nancy and Chuck:

I’m sorry, there are no more seats at the table for Thursday’s meeting . . .

. . . but we will be glad to meet you Friday over a barium meal.

henry

sbw, they'll get to see the documents in question at their respective arraignments. ;)

Extraneus

Happy World Turtle Day

Captain Hate

A former Cruz supporter admits he was wrong about Trump. Much props to him for saying so.

Patterico, AmazonPundit and Erickson are despondent.

Kevlar Kid

"He was busted."

The worm turned for me, in a good way, when Gina the Mommy walked up to my service window on a cloudy Dennisport day wearing a short sundress and mohair swetta.

Being the altar boy I was back then, it was paramount that I get her to clarify her intentions. (Ya right.)

Turns out she was trying to ferret out info re my contraband.

Imagine my shock and interest when Gina blurted out "I've never smoked "panama red" or "thai stick."

Come to me, my Child (Motioning to the rear door of my vehicle all the while.)

Turns out those whom i feared would narc me out became my best customers cuz "daddy won't share."

The noive! ;)

I guess I was sellin fireworks too. :>

Kevlar Kid

"Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pushed them to add Democratic and Republican leaders to the meeting."

The entire Gang of Eight i'd tie to the bumper of my limo and drag them to the meeting site, then tell em: "Wait here, bitchez."

Bleed in the street and beg for mercy in advance.

Beasts of England

Chuck and Nancy seem concerned...

rich

>>>Remember, this is the same guy who accepted the word of CrowdStrike rather than seizing the server and having it analyzed by his own forensic experts.

Now why would he do that? Seriously. What possible explanation is there except that he knew the Russians didn't hack the DNC server?

Posted by: Extraneus | May 23, 2018 at 11:06 AM<<<

one of the principals at Crowdstrike is (was) a former high ranking FBI agent. if they examined the server they would have found evidence of other crimes.

much easier to say "muh ... Russians".

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