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August 18, 2015

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Buckeye

OL, no worries, I am sure Huma has our best interests at heart.

Those ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are just a figment of our imagination.

Rick Ballard

"A spokeswoman for the intelligence community inspector general confirmed to Fox News that the information was classified at the time it was sent."

Ya just gotta let that roll around a little. The import is the IG DNI has confirmed a coven member as having committed a felony.

C'mon, Comey, you know the drill - get out there and start lickin' boots with a "We cannot comment on an ongoing investigation." you spineless scum.

Extraneus

DID BLACK LIVES MATTER ORGANIZER SHAUN KING MISLEAD OPRAH WINFREY BY PRETENDING TO BE BIRACIAL?

An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years.


Thomas Collins

Appalled, I forget who wrote it, but I agree with the notion that Huma Abedin is the G. Gordon Liddy of this affair. She'll fall on her sword for The Hill and take the jail time. Now, as for Cheryl Mills and the guy whose name I can never remember, I don't know. Will there be a John Dean type?

rich@gmu

lol Ex ...

Posted by: Old Lurker | August 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM -

Sen Grassley has asked the State Department for Huma's employment records and clarifications on her employment status. At the time of the Benghazi attack she had "transitioned" into that hybrid gig were she was moonlighting at State while collecting cash for the Clinton Foundation and cashing checks from the Teneo Group.

She was classified as a "special government employee" in June 2012 and went to a part time schedule (how a deputy chief of staff to the secretary of state could do the job just part time is a mystery).

Extraneus

Well, at least she didn't take any vacation time, Rich.

Rick Ballard

Rich,

Don't forget her full time job with the Muslim Brotherhood as well. She's a real multi-tasker and Sisi has the communications to prove it.

Watching this is like a replay of the MB goons in Egypt tweeting their heads into nooses.

Appalled

TC:

Huma is a most interesting character, given her husband, her alleged relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, her marriage to "Carlos Danger", and her alleged relationship with Hillary. Stories on her make for colorful reporting, and she had those pictures taken of her a few years back for one of the women's magazine that made her to be most attractive.

Her becoming the center of this is not good for Hillary. There is a lot for reporters to do in running down her story, and lots of ways to make that story click bait.

narciso

jake sullivan, one of the whizzes behind the hudna with the mullahs,

jimmyk

What a disaster that presser was.

https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/633978425561120768

Miss Marple

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/251438-fiorina-gives-tsa-a-one-star-yelp-review#.VdSohAb8qSQ.twitter

Quick thinking to recognize an opportunity, get a review up, Tweet about it, and then get a story in the Hill!

Now that is leverage!

Janet

Here's a story on that Diplopundit link I put up a bit ago. State is changing the FAM regulations/recommendations NOW!

http://dailysignal.com/2015/08/19/state-department-clamps-down-on-speaking-to-congress-or-press/

I'm sure State will revert to calling them regulations now.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Appalled | August 19, 2015 at 12:03 PM

When she was a student at GWU she landed a White House internship in 1996 she was assigned to the then First Lady's office.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Not keeping up so not sure this has been linked but Ed Erler lays out a withering critique of the concept of birthright citizenship, especially for the children of illegals.
His depiction of Blackstone and British common law in relation to US birthright citizenship, the 14th amendment and Wong Kim Ark would have provoked a bit of a meltdown here a few months back.
Compelling reading. Thank you Mr Trump.

Buckeye

"(how a deputy chief of staff to the secretary of state could do the job just part time is a mystery)."

Easy when your boss is doing her job part time:)

narciso

well it's cleverer than most scare tactics,


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/08/19/is-trump-an-american-putin/

jimmyk

Will there be a John Dean type?

One thing for sure is that there will be no Howard Baker or Lowell Weicker in Congress--that is, no Dem who will turn on Hillary to push a real investigation. Of course since Hillary is not in office perhaps the FBI will get the job done anyway.

squaredance

Now tell the truth, is not her response at the end of the presser almost exactly like a parting shot from an irritated Mother In Law?

Dave (in MA)
When she was a student at GWU she landed a White House internship in 1996 she was assigned to the then First Lady's office.
Hands off, Bill. This one's mine!
Dave (in MA)

The big story on the hard-hitting CNN when I walked through the cafeteria a while ago was some muzak singer singing Trump tweets on some comedy show. The long march through the institutions in floppy clown shoes.

Extraneus

Hey, Dave...

Parrot arrested after 'hurling obscenities'

rich@gmu

hahahaha ...

the outro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0pdwd0miqs

[it's a deftones song ... i hope ... nsfw regardless]

Janet

Foreign Affairs Manuel (FAM) - http://diplopundit.net/2015/03/11/newsflash-the-fam-is-not-a-regulation-its-recommendations-hurry-decline-button-over-there/

Suddenly in March 2015 - Jen Psaki says - "The FAM is not a regulation; it’s recommendations.”

the WSJ writes (DrJs link)- Department rules discouraged though didn’t prohibit that setup,

But now I guess new FAM rules will make it illegal for State employees to talk to the Press.

What a jumble of madness.

rich@gmu

>>>"The FAM is not a regulation; it’s recommendations.”<<<

"The IRS Tax Code is not a regulation; it’s recommendations.”

"The 10 Commandments are not a regulation; it’s recommendations.”

""The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is not a regulation; it’s recommendations.”

...

and so it goes.

Thomas Collins

Of course, the crucial distinction between Liddy and Abedin is that, to my recollection, there was never a hint that Liddy did anything not motivated by love of country. Now that I think of it, that may also be true of Abedin, but the name of the country may be in question.

Extraneus

Every year, millions of employees have to sign so-called Business Conduct Guidelines. They may be guidelines, but they're mandatory.

Dave (in MA)

Extraneus, my parrot somehow manages to keep it clean, though she did say frickin' for a while after hearing it from some cooking show imbecile who my wife likes to watch.

Extraneus

Nice graphical timeline here:

https://www.gop.com/clintons-shifting-story/

Dave (in MA)

Excellent, TC. I may need to steal that.

Appalled

Ignatz at 12:12 --

If I understand the argument in the article, he believes that the children of illegal aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and hence, not birthright citizens.

I would assume by this, he believes that such undocumented folks cannot be prosecuted for crimes in the United States. They could, like the erring children of diplomats, only be deported.

Also, I think his analogy regarding the treatment of Native Americans is highly flawed. He clearly hasn't watched enough old Westerns. Indians, in the days of the 14th amendment, tended to view themselves as a sovereign people, and indeed not subject, within their lands, to the dictates of the Great White Father in Washington. And, since it suited their purposes, people in Washington treated Native Americans in much the same way.

Dave (in MA)

The latest PP atrocity video is reportedly the worst one yet. I'm not watching it. http://ace.mu.nu/archives/358557.php

Thomas Collins

Go right ahead, Dave (in MA). No attribution necessary.

On another matter, is the hearing that dare not speak its name on a non-approved thread over yet?

Captain Haiku

Despicable she
Keeps server in her bathroom
And, Ick, doesn't wipe

glasater

Sorry I couldn't respond to earlier comments-internet was down for quite some time and learned it was a router problem. All is ok now.

Even my cell phone via AT&T was down and tho I don't have it hooked up via wifi it wasn't working either. Will be pondering how that works later.

Ext-

I planned the time of day for the photo shoot of the Stutz and the location is at our local golf club that has some old, tall locust trees so was hoping for the light we got.

OL-

I understand about flickr and even FB for losing rights to photographs placed in those venues.

It is so hard to make any money off of photography these days, I'm just glad I don't have to live off the little dab I do make..just happy when I do make a few dollars..for the facelift fund..

Appalled

Um..please do not become Capt. Limerick...They can hear me laughing down the hall...

Old Lurker

Hey Appalled!

I am a man and am on Nantucket.

If somebody were creative, there could be a Limerick there somewhere.

narciso

Guatemalans and Salvadorans nod:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/08/19/for-mexicans-trumps-bid-is-getting-scarier/

Old Lurker

Funnier and funnier:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-administration-emails-found-in-ashley-madison-data-dump/article/2570457?custom_click=rss

lyle

Priorities, priorities:

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-stands-with-terrorists-against.html

narciso

probably more secure, than white house servers,

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-debates-black-lives-matter-i-will-talk-only-to-white-people/article/2570392

Captain Hate on the iPad

I never thought that Rodham would be President but I also didn't think that she would be as completely disgraced in the manner as it is increasingly appearing will occur. Of course she has nobody but herself to blame, particularly in how she maintained that sick relationship with the loathsome Blumenthal. I guess when your predator husband treats you like a dirty dishrag in that sham loveless excuse for a marriage, you'll look for solace in some very strange places.

Who has been drenched more by Trump's money shots: Tom Donaghue or Rove?

narciso

well how about that:


http://therightscoop.com/yuge-ben-carson-draws-larger-crowd-than-donald-trump-did-in-phoenix/

henry

Good grief. Platte River sued for illegally accessing fed database.

The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.

Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.

It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Apparently the entire Ashley Madison hack has been dumped onto the internet. Guess they're not going for the blackmail angle. Lots of marriages going south I'd guess.

Rick Ballard

glasater,

The IMF punted the yuan decision to next year - post crash. I doubt the PBOC is particularly upset. China has dollar and gold reserves sufficient to pick up some real natural resource bargains in the near future.

Rick Ballard

glasater,

The IMF punted the yuan decision to next year - post crash. I doubt the PBOC is particularly upset. China has dollar and gold reserves sufficient to pick up some real natural resource bargains in the near future.

narciso

you can say that again, Rick,

henry

Secret side deal I guess: Iran will inspect its own sites under deal with UN.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I would assume by this, he believes that such undocumented folks cannot be prosecuted for crimes in the United States. They could, like the erring children of diplomats, only be deported.--

Um, diplomatic immunity applies to diplomats and their dependents. Under your, let's see how to describe it, somewhat insane logic foreign spies could only be deported as could chaps like the illegal who murdered the girl in San Fran.

--Also, I think his analogy regarding the treatment of Native Americans is highly flawed.....Indians, in the days of the 14th amendment, tended to view themselves as a sovereign people, and indeed not subject, within their lands, to the dictates of the Great White Father in Washington.--

Again, um, isn't that kind of exactly what he is saying? Illegals who violate our laws to come here illegally are citizens of another sovereign state and consequently are even less subject than Indians to the jurisdiction of the US and therefore their kids can be granted or denied citizenship by Congress because there is no constitutional birthright citizenship granted to them by the 14th amendment.

If your comments were jokes you might want to get a ghost writer to help next time. If they were serious, you should fire whoever is helping you now.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Question for the day;

Considering the quality of the the product, why does Zerohedge enable comments?

sbwaters

Iran will inspect its own sites under deal with UN.

The Onion is out of a job.

Reminds me of Milo Minderbinder.

glasater

Thanks, RickB,

Good to know the tweet Charles V Payne tweeted back to me indicates he's on top of things.

MarkO

Iran will inspect its own sites under deal with UN.

This makes it easier to have 24/7 inspections.

narciso

and in other trips down the rabbit hole,


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/08/19/report-hamas-arrests-israeli-zionist-dolphin-spy/

matt

I going to say flat out that this is the best thread of the year. Hillary's antics exposed. "Black Lives Matter" leader found to be a fraud. And the bunch of you on fire.....

Thank you.

I think China may not have the reserves you think they have, rick. The recent stock market intervention burned a bit of them, but the real hit will come when the RE, commodities, and manufacturing bubbles really hit. They may have a Lehman writ large. Deflation could suck up a lot of those reserves fast.

And remember, they still have to create 50 million new jobs per year for graduates. The central government is scared to death of any form of instability.

The manufacturing recession is real and the export driven model is slowing. You got yer known unknowns and your unknown unknowns and then you got yer inscrutable unknowns....

A. Madison

Jeez, a few days ago we lost power. My whole cable system was down, no tv, no internet. My wireless wasn't working and to top it off it was raining! So I talked to my wife for a few hours and you know what? She seems like a nice person.

Jane

Embargo on Fed information released 15 minutes early.

Someone made a lot of money on that.

narciso

shades of the Duke Bros, where is Beeks,

henry

Re Iran, from our lurking friend:

Iowahawk weighed in with a different version of this regarding the Iranian self-inspection tour.


For CH, and others.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUNQl5sanHM

henry

What is #BlackLivesMatter to do now?

another brother shot in St Louis. Crowd gathering etc.

lyle

Just in case anyone was wondering about Snakehead's opinion:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/carville-clinton-scandal-garbage-doesnt-add-up-to-a-hill-of-beans/article/2570477

You never know what will turn up if you drag a hundred dollar bill through NBC. But lo and behold.

henry

Our lurker chimes in:

You can tell Jane and narciso that it's even worse with the USDA reports in grains.

Only got bad in March of 2009, and downhill ever since.

narciso

good news everybody:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/08/19/corker-to-vote-against-fanciful-iran-nuclear-deal/

Appalled

Ignatz (at 1:36):

If you want to get your version of the 14th Amendment accepted, you have to get a judge to buy into it. Good luck with that. I don't think even Scalia or Thomas would overturn.

And I am glad you brought up the guy in SF, because I think this is where your article's logic takes you. You could deport him, but the courts would not have jurisdiction over him, and could not prosecute him for the murder.

Jurisdiction has a very precise meaning in law which is equivalent to its precise meaning in real life. Courts are always battling over who has jurisdiction and why, and are loath to find that there is no jurisdiction over someone. Your preferred 14th amendment interpretation would have to find a way around what amounts to a centuries old institutional prejudice.

You mind these assumed results offensive and obnoxious. But they aren't silly assumptions, or even ghost written. (Who would ghost write an anonymous commentator's post anyway, or even have it ghost written? I can't work my head around that one...)

henry

HT the lurking one. State did not issue blackberry to Clinton. Ergo, it was not an encrypted one.

narciso

of course we have jurisdiction over criminal aliens, what kind of garbage is that, the problem is neither law enforcement's top ranks nor the feds to give a tinker's

hhttp://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2015/08/19/how-systems-get-tired/#more-44499e fede

Appalled

narciso:

So you agree that undocumented workers are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, if they are in the US?

Looks like its back to the birthright drawing board...

Extraneus

The pic of Hillary at Henry's link gets funnier and funnier every week.

Thomas Collins

The Ashley Madison affair (so to speak) is a disaster for me, Ignatz. When my friends search for me in vain, they'll have definitive proof that I am not a man of sufficient means to play in that league!

Extraneus

:-)

boris

"If I understand the argument in the article, he believes that the children of illegal aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and hence, not birthright citizens."

Actually as I read it congress can define the word jurisdiction wrt the 14th in a way that negates anchor babies.

GMax

I have been around long enough to know when as a Democrat, Ron Fornier, Chris Cilliza and Joe Scarborough are counting up the multiple lies you told in your press conference, that the press conference was an out and out disaster for you. Period.

Jack is Back!

Just back from golf at our local course, Royal Antwerp Golf Club, in Kapellen with my BIL, Mrs. JiB and Frederick. Dinner and drinks apres golf.

Buckeye,

Saw your post on Spa. Thanks for the tips. Actually, its where I went to CERAN for my Dutch language immersion course. Spent many a day down at course watching trials and races. If we go it wil be Friday for the practice. We are in London Sunday for the Magna Carta exhibit at the BL.

Appalled

boris:

That's not an unfair reading of the article. But any such law would get taken straight to the courts, and shredded. (In my opinion, rightfully. The party that embraces the Constitution doesn't need to be playing semantic games with it.)

boris

Well the conventional reading of Minor is nothing if not semantic games. And WKA cites it.

It has always seemed reasonable to me that the term "well regulated" has one meaning applied to prescription drugs and another applied to a citizen militia.

jimmyk on iPhone

TC: The Ashley Madison story I read said that they did not verify emails, enabling people to join anonymously with a prepaid card. So perhaps you can maintain plausible non-deniability.

Buckeye

JiB

I went to the track once back in the 70s when touring Europe with some college buddies. The course has changed quite dramatically since then. It used to be longer and much "faster". Got a reputation for being a death trap.

Haven't been back, but a summer of Euro F1 is on my bucket list.

I took Buckeye Jr. to lots of races when he was Frederick's age, mostly IndyCar, IMSA and SCCA . When I noticed he didn't share my enthusiasm for the activity in the pits was when I realized he wasn't going to follow my footsteps and go to Engineering school.

Skoot

"congress can define"

The same as it has done for the children of diplomats, whom are not citizens at birth, per statute.

Extraneus

I read that they were sued for fake female profiles and that 95% of their members are in fact male, so most members are actually innocent.

lyle

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/08/19/secret-side-deal-revealed-un-to-let-iran-inspect-its-own-nuclear-site/

AP reprints this tweet:

Watching the Iran deal & how it is being sold to Congress explains volumes about the level of cynicism & disillusionment that gave us Trump.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 19, 2015

Captain Hate on the iPad

Welp, the wives who strongly suspected their cooch hound husbands of being rocket surgeons enough to use a site like that are about to unleash a fury that will slice through plausible deniability like Lorena Bobbit's ginsu johnson carver

Extraneus


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Appalled

Ignatz:

Before you go whole hog with your author on the birthright citizenship issue, you should start reading here:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llcg&fileName=073/llcg073.db&recNum=11

These are the actual debates on this section of the 14th amendment, the source of Erler's quotes, and many of the arguments you see Erler make are discussed and answered in those debates. (See, in particular, the comments about gypsies, who were held in low regard at the time, and make a useful proxy for applying the amendment to undocumented Mexicans.)

Buckeye

"will slice through plausible deniability like Lorena Bobbit's ginsu johnson carver"

CH wins best post in this thread

Extraneus

Surely they'd like to fix this.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/19/ap-survey-finds-only-4-in-10-us-catholics-know-pope-francis-encyclical-on/

lyle

CH wins best post in this thread

He usually and deservedly does.

GUS

Sorry to hear about your "brother" getting shot Henry.

henry

Yeah Gus. Lou Brock was a hero for stealing. Now brothers get shot for it.

boris

"... gypsies, who were held in low regard at the time, and make a useful proxy ..."

OMG gypsies?

Low regard is not the problem.

Americans are being deliberately conflicted and divided on the issue of a large fraction of sub-citizen residents.

Nothing at all like your "Gypsy Invasion Threat".

glasater

CH may win the comment of the thread award but Ext's @3:25 wins the photo award : )

GUS

Lou Brock's life matters.

Appalled

boris:

That one deserves a 5 alarm eye roll...

My sole argument -- do not rely on legislation doing away with birthright citizenship. The framers of the 14th amendment meant to put birthright citizenship in the Constitution.

I'm not going to engage on this policy, because that's an uninteresting fight.

Thomas Collins

Thanks to your suggestion, jimmyk, I can pretend I'm a playah after all!

Jane

Sheesh I had to go back and see if Henry's brother got shot. Phew.

My favorite comment was Buckeye's of yesterday about the fire at the German restaurant.

Stephanie

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204341209681369&set=p.10204341209681369&type=1&theater

I don't know if the private settings will make it visible, but.... lolololol

boris

The framers of the 14th amendment meant to put birthright citizenship in the Constitution ...

For freed slaves.

The doubts expressed in Minor are properly read as applying to children born here of non citizens. Like SCOTUS I have doubts regarding the intent of the framers of the 14th.

lyle
The leadership worries that Trump will derail the party’s plans to appeal to the Latino vote. Establishment Republicans believe that the future of the party depends on being able to capture a larger share of this rapidly expanding electorate. Trump’s plan, however, may appeal to the most rapidly expanding electorate, senior citizens, and may have an even greater appeal to the millions of Republicans who stayed away from the polls in 2012 as well as the ethnic and blue-collar Democrats who crossed party lines to vote Republican in the congressional elections of 2014. All of these voters outnumber any increase in the Latino vote that Republicans could possibly hope to gain from a population that has consistently voted Democratic by a two-thirds majority and shows little inclination to change.

No worries, the GOPe doesn't mind losing presidential elections by giving the base the finger and pandering to Latinos. Right, President Romney?

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/birthright-citizenship-not-mandated-by-constitution

Captain Hate on the iPad

Those a-holes are like the brainiacs who claim that selling something at a deeply discounted loss per unit will somehow result in profits because of the greater volume. I find it hard to believe that any of them started a profitable business from scratch.

Dave (in MA)

Planned possumhood.

GUS

Capn' remember CASH for Clunkers??

$24,500.00 @ car. The govt is just so SMART!!

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