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September 14, 2018

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GUS

Wait for the FULL COMMIE to bitch.

 joan

Wow, daddy, last night at 9:12 (I think) you mentioned living at Atlantic Beach and mentioned the Sanitary Fish Market. We lived in Rocky Mount for four years and had friends who had a beach house and used to go over there on weekends. Really took me back -- I used to think the name of that restaurant was weirdly interesting and always wondered where it came from.

It's fun remembering those days. Gloria, who grew up there, always pronounced pecans "pee-cans" and we grew up calling them "peh-cahns". :) Also, fish we called "crah-pee", they called "crapee". :)

GUS

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/14/nikki-haley-draws-shade-over-53g-curtains-okd-by-obama-administration.html

That didn't take long. These MFM bastards have zero honesty.

GUS

“How can you, on the one hand, tell diplomats that basic needs cannot be met and, on the otheAr hand, spend more than $50,000 on a customized curtain system for the ambassador to the U.N.?” Brett Bruen, a White House official in the Obama administration, told the Times.

Is the term COCK SUCKER adequately describle this OBAMA FUKWAD??
Christopher Stevens could not be reached for comment.

henry

Whatever. Maybe in the interests of greater transparency they should have left the windows undraped.

Then where will Comey hide?

Captain Hate

The drapes may have been dress material for Mooch.

GUS

So they are BIG drapes.

henry

CCW holder in Chicago saves police:

The officers boxed the vehicle in traffic and the suspect got out and began firing the automatic weapon at them as he fled on foot, Fox 32 Chicago reported. The officers returned fire.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/14/licensed-gun-owner-aids-illinois-cops-in-shootout-with-suspect-1-officer-injured.html

Tom Bowler
Ms. Haley’s residence is particularly grand since it is used for official entertaining. But her deputy’s is also very nice, having served as the location for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s intimate steak dinner in May with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s top nuclear weapons negotiator

I wonder which of Hillary's big donors were supposed to enjoy the new digs when the Obama administration upgraded. I imagine they had big plans -- parties for the PLO, dinners for the Iranians. And think how the new location would improve survival chances for Hillary's ambassador.

GUS

Henry the story calls the weapon an "AUTOMATIC WEAPON"

I wonder how old the URINALIST who wrote the story is.

henry

GUS, obviously a self aware robot gun drone.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Chelsea Clinton: 'As a Deeply Religious Person'...--

A real Christian virtually never says that as Christ constantly warned against the man-made rituals of religion that replace faith in Him.
What she meant to say [and Ben should but won't appreciate this]
'As a deeply Pharisitical person'...

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/dianne_feinstein_is_a_judas_goat_comments.html#disqus_thread

"Dianne Feinstein is a Judas goat."

No Chinese spies were injured in this attack against America, IMO.

Chucky

It's nice Trump/Haley can finally blame Obummer for avarice with OPM

Convention of Prevarication

Senator Cory Booker released 50 pages of the Committee Confidential material last night which clearly points to Kavanaugh as a key player in the Pickering confirmation hearings, despite his denial under oath in the public hearings last week.

According to the documents, Kavanaugh was responsible for shepherding the nomination through as part of a package of controversial judges then-President George W. Bush was anxious to confirm. This runs counter to Kavanaugh's very sincere answer in last week's hearings where he swore he had no knowledge of those hearings.

Both of these point to a dishonest man. Blend that with the dishonesty he showed with regard to his use of Manuel Miranda's stolen emails, where he swore he did not know they were stolen when they very clearly were, and it adds up to a person who lacks the character to be a Supreme Court justice.

Captain Hate

My driveway must have a sign, invisible to me, saying "Please block me instead of the fuckheads in the eyesore piece of trash next door when cleaning out the storm sewer".

Extraneus

I posted some juicy stuff at the end of the last thread before realizing I was talking to myself.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--AVENATTI: When’s the last time you saw porn?--

I guess the new gag will be;
"When did you stop beating your wife sexbot?"

Sbwaters

@sbwtweet:

#APEdited: @AP erroneously claims false @realDonaldTrump’s tweet "3,000 people did not die" in Puerto Rico hurricanes--omitting extra deaths were post-hurricane accidents & natural deaths. AP’s lede is an excuse to focus on Florida political speculation. Pot stirring! Rewrite it!

Tom R

But nobody can know because the beauty of Robert Mueller is that he has managed to be a lock box in the leakiest, craziest, talkiest moment in American politics

That's the big takeaway from that Progtards interview with Colbert. The Progtards assume Mueller is going to nail Trump for Russian collusion despite there being zero evidence of it thanks to the false narrative the Fake News media have been promoting and they ignorantly believe is The Truth. Most Trump supporters assume Mueller is trying to destroy Trump thanks to Trump's tweets forming the narrative he wants his supporters to believe is the Truth.

In reality no one has a clue what Mueller is actually doing because that Progtard is correct when she says there are no leaks coming out of the Mueller SC. Combine that with the fact there are no leaks coming out of the DOJ from Sessions, Rosenstein or Horowitz and what we have is an unprecedented situation in Washington DC where there doesn't appear to be any leaking coming from any of the major investigations in process. I consider that a significant positive sign.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Sometimes no leaks mean there is nothing to leak.

Jack is Back!

Your Latin Phrase of the Day:

Semper gloria et fama tua manebunt.

Great pickup line with a toast:)

Threadkiller

I may be encouraged to sit this election out if I hear anymore attempts to make the term "Judas goat" mainstream.

Tom R

Iggy,

You are technically correct but since we are talking about what is IMO the biggest political scandal in the history of the US as well as a silent coup to destroy Trump I am inclined to believe there is plenty of information that could be leaked.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I was referring to Mueller's side of the coin which I do not believe is investigating the scandal you refer to. And even if it were his team isn't going to leak anything to help Trump because they are THE major component of the coup you reference.

Jane

"Jane did you ever connect with your Mom?"

OL,

Nope and I've probably called 20 times. But my sister called Edgewood and someone said they saw her last night and talked to her this morning. So apparently she is doing fine

Christian Sloth

Obviously Ignatz subscribes to the apostasy of SAVED BY GRACE NOT WORKS.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Excellent short article on the economic distortions the insane Fed policies of the last few decades have wrought;
People’s QE Is Coming And The Result Will Be A Disaster.
Asset bubbles are the inevitable result of easy money and NEVER end well, and yet the Fed dog keeps returning to its own vomit and the rest of the world pays the price.

Tom R

Iggy,

If Mueller and his SC team are part of the silent coup and they had any damaging evidence that could be used against Trump don't you think it would have leaked out by now?

Gird thy loins hypocrites

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Jennifer E. Duffy
September 14, 2018
Thanks to August primaries in a handful of key races, all the pieces of this year’s gubernatorial puzzle are finally in place, and Republicans’ exposure to losses in November has increased.

Republicans were already battling the trends that batter the party in power in midterm elections, and now the GOP is must deal with President Trump’s flagging popularity in the Midwest, one of the party’s electoral strongholds.

It’s not terribly surprising that Governors’ races are not immune from midterm election trends. Just as the party in power loses seats in the U.S. House and Senate, it also loses gubernatorial seats. In the 29 midterm elections that have taken place since 1902, the party in power has lost seats in 26 of them, or 90 percent of the time. The average loss is 4.5 seats. The biggest losses in the last 50 years came in 1970 when Republicans under President Richard Nixon lost 11 seats. In 1994 as Democrats were losing their majorities in the U.S. House and Senate, they also lost 11 gubernatorial seats. The most recent exceptions to midterm losses are 1986 when Republicans gained eight governorships under President Reagan (this is the same year that the GOP suffered a net loss of eight U.S. Senate seats), and 1998 when Democrats under President Clinton didn’t lose any seats.

If midterm history isn’t enough of a weight for Republicans to carry into November, President Trump has seen his job approval ratings drop in a number of states in the Midwest. The likely cause is trade and the tariffs imposed on soybeans and other crops in retaliation for the tariffs the U.S. placed on steel and aluminum. According to a recent Morning Consult poll, Trump’s approval ratings for the month of August have taken a hit in states he carried in 2016 and where Republicans are defending gubernatorial seats. It hasn’t escaped most observers that Governors have almost no role in trade policy, but GOP incumbents and challengers may pay a price anyway..

Old Lurker

Iggy, you are right about the Fed and its role in the quantity and cost of money, but one must not ignore impact of trillion dollar deficit spending and what that contributes to bubbles.

Extraneus

I recommended that they back away from that term, TK, but they didn't listen.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--If Mueller and his SC team are part of the silent coup and they had any damaging evidence that could be used against Trump don't you think it would have leaked out by now?--

Are you asking me if I agree with the point I made?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Those trillion dollar deficits are funded and enabled by the Fed too, OL.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

What's the matter with "Judas goat"?

Old Lurker

I know, Iggy. Before Obama, deficits were funded by borrowing real money from real investors in the bond market. He got away with his stunts because the Fed bought his bonds and manipulated the cost thereof so that the discipline of the marketplace for money never landed on the big spenders. And here we are.

Even back under Clinton, Carvel & Clinton used to bemoan the fact that "they were working for the Bond Market" in managing their spending desires.

My point in raising the deficits is that left alone, the Fed can screw things up just fine. Add to that the newly (under Obama) pressure to also print money for the deficits makes the situation you describe even worse.

And it encourages Presidents to appoint people to the Fed who will protect their spending from the evil "Bond Markets". And Congress doesn't care because they like spending free money too.

Old Lurker

Where is Jimmy when we need him?

Dave (in MA)
Steve Robinson@BigSteve207
Avenatti:
Creepy - Check!
Lawyer - Check!
Porn Lawyer - Check!
Tucker's defense, not that he needs one, is the truth.
Nasty Nazis

Only certain congresscritters of course


http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/rep-clay-higgins-wants-drug-test-congress

Extraneus

I'm one of the proud few who find it a bit dorkish.

Not that I'd ever heard the term before...

A Judas goat is a trained goat used in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared.
Miss Marple (the real one)

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/13/poll-majority-believe-not-enough-cause-for-trump-impeachment/

Nasty Nazis

She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.

In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Kavanaugh’s classmate said of the woman’s allegation, “I have no recollection of that.”

The woman declined a request for an interview.

In recent months, the woman had told friends that Kavanaugh’s nomination had revived the pain of the memory, and that she was grappling with whether to go public with her story. She contacted her congresswoman, Anna Eshoo, a Democrat, sending her a letter describing her allegation. (When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Eshoo’s office cited a confidentiality policy regarding constituent services and declined to comment further on the matter.).

Nasty Nazis

Drug tests would shirley make term limits voluntary..

Old Lurker

Wonder how many NatRev and WklyStd writers were Judas Goats all along?

Captain Hate

Not who we are update:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/406630-paul-ryan-no-reason-to-dispute-puerto-rico-death-toll

Threadkiller

What's the matter with "Judas goat"?

Whenever it gets used to wise up the electorate it has to be prefaced with: "A Judas goat is a trained goat used in general animal herding. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared."

Use a term people know. Like "two-faced."

"Judas goat" sounds like a password that Twitter Tbeanszzz would use to get into 4D Club Wictor.

Leave the faux cleverness out of it.

Sbwaters

Once the midterms are under our belt -- and I think the balance will not change -- immediate action will be taken to:

1) Report Horowitz’/Huber work
2) Expose the FBI/DOJ/Dem rot
3) Address the spending side of the ledger (Revenue up in spite of tax cuts but spending pushed by Dems still higher)

One reason I think the midterm elections will favor Republicans is that our company healthcare increase will be about 3.6% in our most popular program compared to double digits for too many past years.

People may not like how Trump acts, but they like that he delivers on promises. Dems make promises but never deliver.

Neo

That 6th paragraph destroys the myth that the Obama Administration was scandal-free

Miss Marple (the real one)


Rod Dreher
‏Verified account @roddreher

Cardinal Dolan just said on CNN that Wuerl should not resign because he's such a strong force for reform, and is a great leader among the bishops. Wow. 1/2


Rod Dreher
‏Verified account @roddreher
22h22 hours ago

Dolan on CNN live now saying that he's known about this for a long time, and is "angry". Really? Why didn't your anger lead you to do something about it before it became public? "Anger." Right. 2/2

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Speaking of Judas goats.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--He got away with his stunts because the Fed bought his bonds and manipulated the cost thereof so that the discipline of the marketplace for money never landed on the big spenders.--

Normal, appropriate, market derived interest rates would explode the Fed and many state budgets.
The problem is you can ignore the invisible hand of enlightened self-interest, the market and mathematics only so long before it makes a fist and breaks you; see Venezuela.

henry

OL, Iggy, a note from our Chitown Lurker:

OL & Iggy are a bit dated on Fed complicity in funding Govt. Up until e few weeks ago, the Fed was maintaining the balance sheet by participating in Treasury auctions using the Standing Open Markets Account (SOMA). Meaning, as securities expired, they were replaced. This was how the Fed helped finance Congress’ “Needs”. Recall, it holds the purse strings. The Executive executes the dictated spending.

As of Tuesday, the Fed closed the book on SOMA(so far)and is lowering the balance sheet. Now it’s just straight up Congress making the Treasury fund its wishes. First time in how long?

That’s returning the spending battle to a field where it can be won, instead of hidden. 1st time in a very long time.

My $0.02.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Use a term people know. Like "two-faced."--

Use it and people will know it; like Extranous upthread. :)

GUS

Something has triggered DANALEAKAGE this morning.

Probably got scolded by his Nazi friend Soros.

Captain Hate

I'm with TK. My vocabulary's just fine without the rootie kazootie gaslit phrase du jour of a bunch of twitter turds littering it up.

Neo

By December, that figure quadrupled to 64. Last month, 64 became more than 1,400. Earlier this month, almost a year after Maria hit, the count rose to 2,975, according to George Washington University researchers commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico to provide an estimate. In other words, the revised figure rose 186 times over the initial one in less than a year, with most of the deaths occurring long after the hurricane departed and dissipated.

Based on this rate of increase, The American Spectator can exclusively report that within two years the estimates of the number of Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico will reach 103,000,000, a figure roughly 30 times the population of the island commonwealth. Will Donald Trump still recalcitrantly stick to a death count in the double or triple digits when the number of victims exceeds the population of the Philippines?

Threadkiller

Trump had great success in 2016 with the term "rigged." Everyone knows what that means. Minorities are taught that the system is rigged against them from the second they are born.

If Trump griped about the system being "preordained," he would have lost a lot of traction with his message.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

That's good news ChiTown, but doesn't help too much with the debt already issued. :)

GUS

SBW, I love the way TRUMP ACTS. His ACTIONS have turned America around on a dime. Substance over STYLE.
DJT has been attacked more viciously than any American in History, with the possible exception of ABE LINCOLN. And he fights back. This isn't a beauty pageant.

Dave (in MA)
thebradfordfile™@thebradfordfile

"MAGA hats are creepy.".

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I had previously heard of the grammar police, but now we have an aphorism police?
Must be that rule of law thing.

Threadkiller

rootie kazootie gaslit phrase du jour

For the record that is the password to Club TK's garage party.

Beasts of England

It would be safe to assume all of them, OL.

Old Lurker

Thanks ChiTown.

Horses. Barn door.

Extraneus

Not who we are update:

I'll be glad when that dork has moved on, regardless of who becomes Speaker.

Threadkiller

Must be that rule of law thing.

It is an art of the deal thing. Judas goat isn't sellable. It is the sams as Palin's "Joe Six-pack." It was good once or twice but became forced after that. I would cringe when she would drop that in a speech.

Andy Kaufman would have recognized that it was bad material.

henry

Clarification from CHitown Lurker:

Debt is expiring, not being replaced on Balance Sheet is good. The cash created in the Great Bernanke Exercise was only half of what was destroyed in the Credit Collapse. What was created by the TBTFs in the same time period is a lot larger, but fraught with risk, since the appetite to reinflate those institutions with taxpayer bux might not be met with the same political zeal, the next time around.

Old Lurker

Beasts I had to create an escape hatch for occasional contributors like VDH.

Old Lurker

"Two Faced", bad as that is, is not the same as "Judas Goat".

Sbwaters

Latest AP article on Puerto Rico -- moved at 11:18 AM, Sept. 14, 2018:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph (248 kph) winds.

Instead, this disabled, 59-year-old woman died a month later, from sepsis — caused, says her family, by an untreated bedsore.

An untreated bedsore. After our deadline, AP finally reveals the complexity of the problems in Puerto Rico.

Deep in paragraph 14 [emphasis added], AP finally reports

Researchers from George Washington University hired by Puerto Rico's government estimated last month that 2,975 people had died because of Maria in the six months after landfall, a number Puerto Rico accepted as official.

Puerto Rico’s government faced stern criticism from Trump for poor infrastructure, hurricane preparation and post-hurricane work. Now their paid-for report blames Trump.

However valid the data might be about deaths associated with Maria, by laying them all at Trump’s feet, this is a political a hit job by AP writers predisposed to such things.

Old Lurker

Mel "...since the appetite to reinflate those institutions with taxpayer bux might not be met with the same political zeal, the next time around."

And just this week Jamie Dimond said he could beat Trump in 2020.

Old Lurker

By today, I suppose George Bush has killed 1.17 Trillion people by steering Katrina the way he did.

Threadkiller

One more thing to explain to the electorate then, OL.

The genius could have written the entire article using "two face" is my point.

Threadkiller

I'm out for the day. Have fun!

Miss Marple (the real one)

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-09-14%2065%20Women%20who%20know%20Kavanaugh%20from%20High%20School%20-%20Kavanaugh%20Nomination.pdf

This is a letter from 35 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school and attest to his character and respect for women.

Seems like the GOP was ready for Feinstein's letter. These women were willing to sign their names.

Miss Marple (the real one)

What happened to the word "mole?"

hrtshpdbox

Debt is expiring, not being replaced on Balance Sheet is good.

Maturing, he means, not expiring, but it's all good. Devil's advocate says it's not dire if debt actually increases over time, as long as it grows less than the economy grows. That stat (debt-to-GDP), it seems to me, is actually meaningful.

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/GFDEGDQ188S

henry

Note from Chitown Lurker:

Totally on board with hrt, and thanks to him for the clarification.

Extraneus

"Back stabber" has a nice ring to it, and no livestock imagery. Just good ol' humans and blood.

Miss Marple (the real one)

This is a ruinous deal with China and requires that two validly ordained bishops cede their dioceses to Chinese government appointees. I am told that the underground Church, loyal to the Pope at Great peril, are devastated by this Vatican/ Beijing pact. https://t.co/fhgWHLgwat

— Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) September 14, 2018

Link goes to a WSJ story.

And we now see that the moniker "Pope Che" was fairly accurate.

Broken Clock

As Trumpty Dumpty accurately stated "3000 people did not die.." only 2987.😎

Miss Marple (the real one)


johnny dollar
‏ @johnnydollar01
5m5 minutes ago

At 12 noon @ShepNewsTeam is on the legendary Fox News Deck to take over LIVE continuing coverage of Hurricane Florence.
==========================================

Maybe he'll give the viewers a taste of his hysterical Katrina coverage. My "no Fox after noon" rule apparently is going to stay in effect even during a hurricane.

Tom R

Now that Manafort has formally agreed to cooperate with Mueller I hope that means we will shortly find out what the secret mandate in Mueller's SC appointment was.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-appears-to-reach-plea-deal-823882

Jack is Back!

Normally, I avoid public TV, like PBS, but this show intrigues me. Called "The Great American Read", with Meredith Viera. I'll leave her alone, hard to screw up a show like this, but I'll bet she and her production team will.

Supposedly, after 5 weeks of viewer votes (100 books to choose from)they will determine the No. 1 Book (popular, not necessarily noteworthy). Of the 100, 64 are American, 70 by American authors, etc. They start with "Adventures of Tom Sawyer", which somehow I thought had become very UnPC.

https://www.pbs.org/video/fall-kick-off-pt6an3/

Me, I vote for Moby Dick.

Will look to catsmeat for expert opinion.

Extraneus

Do you have a theory, Tom?

Miss Marple (the real one)

I encourage people to read Mueller's superseding charges against Paul Manafort released today. Here's a sampling of Manafort's lobbying comms included in the report (2012-13). Seems Paul was doing plenty of colluding w Obama, not Trump.@BrandonHathaw12 @TheSharpEdge1 @rmck51337 pic.twitter.com/gnYig2Ep8I

— Julian's Rum 🥃 (@JuliansRumGlass) September 14, 2018

Page of charges screen capped at the link.

henry

Battle Stations on the SS Cuck!

CNBC @CNBC
57s

Bill Kristol prepares a 2020 war machine to take on President Trump. cnb.cx/2Nasit8

Old Lurker

I too am total agreement with HRT.

Especially if we tracked the "Offical Debt" and the Off Balance Sheet Debt, both hard and soft.

The first affects rates the world will charge us.

The second affects the generational/demographic politics of the whole ball of wax.

Old Lurker

Ext, "Backstabber" is a useful word too. But still not the same as "Judas Goat".

Extraneus
He's engaged with three potential Republican primary candidates who are outspoken critics of the president: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and Ohio governor John Kasich.
Jane

Great letter MM. Now they can flush out the liar. There were only so many people in that class.

Old Lurker

MM "loyal to the Pope at Great peril"

That right there is a bumper sticker for Catholics the world over, not just China.

JohnS

Jack, I think "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is PG, with stuff like the whitewashing of the fence. "Huck Finn" is the book that librarians love to ban.

Man Tran

News update from New Bern. Sis and hubby toughed it out. The Neuss didn’t make it to the front porch, but the neighbors across the road and against the river bank got their back yard flooded and a lot more roof damage, etc. They weren’t home so BIL is helping all he can to sort things out. No power since last evening. Lots of trees down, but wind dropped them away from most homes. Rain/wind steadily heavy since it started yesterday. Still a chance of tornadoes being spawned.

Miss Marple (the real one)


Chicago Sun-Times
‏Verified account @Suntimes

JUST IN: Former Commerce Secretary Bill Daley plans to run for Chicago mayor, a spokesperson says. His brother and father once held the office.

henry

John S. * Jim appears in both books

Miss Marple (the real one)

Jack,

My opinion on Moby Dick: if Ishmael had drowned, none of us would have had to suffer through the book since there would have been non one left to tell the tale.

I suffered through that book in high school and cannot like it, no matter how people extol its virtues to me.

Extraneus

Great letter MM.

Yes, and I counted 65 signers.

Tom R

Do you have a theory, Tom?

On what the secret mandate Rosenstein gave to Mueller is?

Extraneus

Venezuela Raises Minimum Wage 3,000% and Lots of Workers Get Fired

Starting this week, 7 million employees are guaranteed 1,800 bolivars a month -- worth about $20 at the black-market rate. President Nicolas Maduro intended the mandate as political boost, but it’s having the opposite effect as companies, already hit by Venezuela’s epic economic contraction, tell workers they can’t afford to keep them.
Tom R

The Waffle House Index is one of the few examples of innovation in the federal government bureaucracy.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-14/unlikely-hero-has-emerged-face-hurricane-florence-waffle-house

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