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June 06, 2017

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Threadkiller

When was his last zinger?

Threadkiller

Yesterday Michael Medved went ballistic on a caller that suggested that "Moderate Muslims" is a joke. The caller tried to make the point that it is always Islamic terrorism. Medved came back with the "fact" that there are 2 billion muslims in the world and they all can't be bad so therefore the majority are peaceful.


Then he capped off his argument by saying. "Plus, if you[the caller] think you can go up against 2 billion people with this rhetoric, it would be suicide!"

Suicide to engage a peaceful person...

Ok.

Captain Hate

Thanks Momto2; I found this in the link:

The southern part of Aubervilliers is well known for its vibrant Chinese immigrant community along with their wholesale clothing and textile warehouses and import-export shopping malls. In August 2013, the weekly newsmagazine Marianne reported that Muslim immigrants felt humiliated by the economic dynamism of the Chinese, and were harassing and attacking Chinese traders, who were increasingly subject to robberies and extortion. The situation got so bad that the Chinese ambassador to France was forced to pay a visit to the area.

In response, the Socialist mayor of Aubervilliers, Jacques Salvator, suggested that the violence could be halted if Chinese companies would agree to hire more Arabs and Africans. The Chinese countered that Muslims do not work as hard as the Chinese, that they are more demanding, and that they complain too much, according to Marianne.

After local officials refused to act in the face of increasing Muslim violence, the Chinese threatened to "call on the Chinese mafia" for protection. Muslims responded by launching a petition to have the Chinese expelled from the area

DebinNC

I think DT's last zinger was a misinterpretation of Khan's mention of "the new reality". Khan was talking about a temporary increase in police after the London Bridge incident, but DT's tweet implied Khan's "new reality" equated to telling the Londoners to get used to be idea of being rammed-knifed.

hrtshpdbox

Pretty sure the London mayor sort of earned it. Meanwhile, the President has a list of questions for Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/06/donald-trump-to-dine-with-two-senators-who-will-question-james-comey/?utm_medium=push&utm_source=daily_caller&utm_campaign=push

Rubio: "Umm, unemployed citizen Comey...why are you such a showboat"?

Captain Hate

TK, do you do a daily "lightening round" in which you turn on Medved's show until he says something jaw droppingly stupid?

Dave (in MA)

It took 2 1/2 years for a response to Sharyl Attkisson's FOIA request to the Inspector General regarding her computer being put under surveillance by the Obama admin. Here's one of the pages.

Threadkiller

That was a couple days ago. I would consider his zinging to be stopped.

Dave (in MA)

Posted by: KevlarKid | June 06, 2017 at 02:07 PM,

but... McVeigh!

Threadkiller

Also, Kahn decided to pick a fight with Trump last year. Trump doesn't forget.

For voters like me, I don't mind the incidental beating that Kahn is getting.

Trump won't be forgetting George Conway's betrayal either.

sbw

--I would not go back to the 1950s-60s.--

One of these things is not like the other.

Actually, I divide the decades culturally by their music:
Elvis - 1956
Beatles - 1964
... and so on, every ten years or so. So 1956 to 1964 was prudish and oppressive. Not at all like 1968.

Clarice Feldman

Calling on a mafia is not a bad idea. Has it occurred to you that there's been zero jihadi attacks in Sicily and Southern Italy. Figure out whym possums.

Captain Hate

Also, Kahn decided to pick a fight with Trump last year.

jimmyk?

Account Deleted

"Sex is a verb."
- Drunk hippie, Cherryland District 1966.

sbw

Not at all like 1968.

Well. That said, I would have liked my 1968 to have been, ... um, ... better. :-)

Threadkiller

Khan?

DebinNC

Good tweets from DT today - especially remembering the Normandy landing. Yesterday was the not-good imo DT tweet in response to what in context Khan didn't say.

Threadkiller

TK, do you do a daily "lightening round" in which you turn on Medved's show until he says something jaw droppingly stupid?

The noon time slot is hopeless here. It is either Hannity boasting about himself, a local guy that sounds like the dentist never took the gauze out of his wisdom tooth holes, or Medved.

Of the three, Medved is most likely to lose his mind while on-air.

I wait patiently for his head to pop.

Captain Hate

Yes!

The Mailman's son might want to special delivery this to McTurtle and his grandstanders like McRINO:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/health/anthem-health-insurance-exchanges-ohio.html?_r=0

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In answer to the increasingly clodheaded Medved;
Bruce Bawer; Why I Refuse to Lie About Islam.

Winning Never Ends

Guess Comey doesnt want to commit perjury...

"Exclusive: Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice in Flynn probe, source says"

Libs deeply saddened....again.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-comey-stop-short-trump-obstructed-justice-flynn/story?id=47865739

Captain Hate

I thought I was listening to Private Ryan (on the D Day anniversary) strongly defending DJT until I realized it was Sean Spicer's daily presser.

Threadkiller

I've read the Trump tweet several times and the statement from Khan several times as well.

How is telling people who suffered a terrorist attack due to government incompetence to not be alarmed because of a greater presence of cops a different context than what Trump ragged on?

People are dead because you didn't do your job and now you are telling us to not be alarmed now that you are suddenly woke?

Dave (in MA)

Remember when they did this to Zippy and Clenis?

http://www.mediaite.com/trump/senators-stab-trump-to-death-in-central-park-performance-of-shakespeares-julius-caesar/

Captain Hate

This guy is trying to keep up with Pelosi and Schiff:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/342481-dem-rep-ted-lieu-is-encouraging-federal-officials-to-leak-to-press/

Threadkiller
Stop the presses, Piers Morgan actually does a reasonable job pushing back against the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has called for an official state ban against President Donald Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuvlneG2BLM

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/06/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-justifies-his-personal-attacks-against-president-trump-video/

DebinNC

TK, as you've read DT and Khan's back and forth, then you know better than I where any misunderstanding, if any, occurred.

narciso

Yes what happened to the Corsicana they have all.mellowed out. Since the 60s?

James D

My (and Janet's) Congressman is his co-conspirator.

cathyf

WonderBoy is going to the Italian Alps this summer for a grad student program, and he is taking an extra week to tourist afterwards. I'm hoping that he sticks to Switzerland after making a visit to the relatives in Treviso.

Barbara

granddaughter now (with the help of a friend) now has purple hair dye all over her hair.

Miss Marple at 11:05 AM

Miss M,

I'm catching up on the thread, but your comment caught my eye and brought back a memory that might help.

When she was in her late teens, my niece dyed her hair red. Not ordinary red, fire engine red. Her mother hated it, but as an aunt I thought it suited her. She looked like the Venus in a Botticelli painting.

Today, she is a businesswoman, smartly dressed and beautiful as ever with her lovely, long light brown hair.

It will pass. ☺

jimmyk

Stop the presses, Piers Morgan actually does a reasonable job pushing back against the Mayor of London

Piers has been a consistent voice of reason regarding Trump. Maybe it's because Trump helped him with his career, but it seems to go beyond that.

Account Deleted

At the very least Mayor Khan is an enabler of Islamic jihad which makes him a total piece of shit.

It's late in the game over there. Earlier here, but it's ramping up.

>>>>>>>>


Islamization of America


The spread of Islam is not a new phenomenon.

Ever since Muhammad's troops fanned out from Mecca in the 7th century, Islam has been spreading globally.

But Islam's spread in Western democracies is a new trend and one that is gaining momentum.

This spread of Islam in Western democracies is led by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups that endeavor to maximize the spread of Sharia Law and Islam in the targeted societies while minimizing detection and push-back.

This is achieved in 5 phases:

Spread of IslamPhase 1: Arrival

When the first Muslims arrive in a Western democracy, they keep a low profile and make few if any demands on the host nation.

Many quietly work as students, business owners, professors, doctors and other professionals, making good first impressions and gaining vocational respect.

Phase 2: Recognition

When a sufficient number of Muslims gather, they request recognition of the Sharia law being applied within their own community.

To preempt resistance and suspicions, they publicly condemn "radical" Islam and even seek well-publicized inter-faith dialogue and gatherings.


They position Islam as a religion of peace whose Sharia law is not a threat to the host nation since it would never be applied outside the Muslim community.


Often, they are supported by the host nation's naive leaders who wish to be seen as "progressive."

Phase 3: Penetration

When Muslims gain critical mass in a few cities, they begin to penetrate the host society.


They create an alphabet soup of front and umbrella organizations that inflate their size, and use them to lobby the government, support (pro-)Muslim political candidates, conduct public relations campaigns, file lawsuits against alleged islamophobia, place imams as 'chaplains' in armed forces and prisons, endow Islamic studies departments at universities, and pressure public schools with Muslim students to pray towards Mecca.


Sharia The Only SolutionPhase 4: Confrontation


When Muslims become a significant minority in the host country, they demand incorporating into its legal system elements of the Sharia law.


Often, this demand is made while "rogue" elements from the Muslim community threaten or engage in violence (e.g., Europe and UK).


Phase 5: Imposition


When the Muslim population becomes the majority and/or Islam gains control of a nation (e.g., Afghanistan), Sharia law is imposed on the host society, which is then locked down against non-Islamic influences, including Christianity.


The ideal Islamic state is Saudi Arabia, where Sharia law is the only official law and enforced with Medieval brutality.


http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/islam-expansion.html

Account Deleted

The saps falling for the religion of peace remind me of the Brits in Parliament who believed Hitler was peace-minded, or the German Jews who acquiesced to their nazi ghettofication while believing fantasies about nazi humanity and such.

What is that about in the face of measureable evil? And how has that taken hold here with all the Co-Exist crowd?

5 attacks per day since 9-11. WTFU.

Neo

BREAKING:

ABC is reporting that Comey will produce a "nothingburger" on Thursday ... developing


I'm sorry to hear this now.

I was hoping for a "John Poindexter moment" on Thursday, when the media are left holding only their ...

DebinNC

Ugh. Mayor Khan is unwatchable. He studiously ignored PM's question about why he hosted a gathering of 13 heads of states who bar Israelis from entering their countries. Definitely shows wee-little-guy syndrome characteristics imo.

Account Deleted

"Imagine there's no country. It's easy if you try."

narciso

More to the point st Denis was where the bataclan ganf went to ground, including the inspiration for silva's black widow, Mrs boumedienne.

Account Deleted

MOAB.

jimmyk

Maybe Comey was hoping President Trump would panic into blocking him from testifying, making him into a folk hero like Lizzie "She Persisted" Warren. Instead DJT called his bluff.

narciso

As usual he got nuthin:


http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-london-bridge-attacker-told-italian-police-im-going-to-be-terrorist/amp/

This is the point where you shoot the cur effendi xacbar

Clarice Feldman

HE'LL BE FINE, CATHY--TREVISO--MMM-GRILLED WITH BAGNA CAUDA.

DebinNC

McRINO is labeled "ex officio" on the Senate Intel Cmmt hearing Comey's testimony. I hope that translates to "peddler of dodgy dossier doesn't get to ask questions".

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I have a friend who is about forty and dies her hair a rainbow of colors at all times.
One of those fun, crazy kind of personalities but a great mom to their four kids and a good friend.
Goofy is as goofy does.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

sbw,

1968 was the year my son was born, in the US Army Hospital in West Berlin. His father was an AF Security Service Russian linguist. The guys in that squadron, except for one, were all really anti-military. They had enlisted to avoid being in the draft and getting sent to Vietnam with the Army.

1968 was also the year I had my eyes opened while attending the abbreviated Mothers of Invention concert at the Sportshalle in West Berlin, when despite their leftist tendencies, the band was forced off the stage by Communist students from the Frei University. I was 8 months pregnant and had to be lifted over the seats behind me to escape out of the upper exit.

When I came home and went back to college, I realized that those who had not lived my experience had no clue about America's place in the world, or what evil lurked beyond our borders. I had seen East Germany from the duty train, and had seen a man plowing his fields with his wife pulling the plow. I had seen riots under my balcony when Bobbie Kennedy was assassinated - riots against the US, not in protest of the Palestinian assassin.

You bringing up 1968 as a better year than 1956 sort of struck a nerve with me. To my mind, 1956 was better. It seems to me that 1968 is when everything in this country started to go downhill, and looking back on all the years since then, I think I am right.


Frau  Steingehirn

Ted Lieu is a big pimple on the enormous arse of the CA Democrats.

Master Teddy and his handler.

Frau  Justitia weint

Re: 1956 vs 1968 - I agree with Miss M.

Jim Eagle

Catching up to the thread. Don't know about those who have read about St. Denis, but I have been there a number of times. No problems. Been to at least 6 Test Rugby games and soccer games at the Stade de France and Mrs. JiB, Frederick and I even drove to the Cathedral to see the tombs.

Maybe in certain quarters of St. Denis there is a mini-Molenbeek but then Mrs. JiB has never had a problem driving into Molenbeek. She lived in another major Muslim immigrant community in Brussels when going to university. I know she is lucky but she is also a fierce Fleming and will stare your ass down, if you know what I mean.

Thousands of French soccer and rugby fans as well as big concert fans go to St. Denis every weekend. Most take the RER or drive but its accessible and safe except when some Jihadi wants to blow it up during a game.

Account Deleted

Dr. Savage and London:

"In today’s issue: Savage played a clip from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s televised reaction from No. 10 Downing Street to the London Bridge attack Saturday.

He found her words acknowledging that there is “far too much tolerance of extremism in our country” to be hollow.


Savage then asked some hard questions that few seem willing to ask.


“No wonder there was another Muslim terrorist attack,” he said. “This was a few weeks after little girls were blown up. This is after the Muslim mayor of London said this is the new normal.


“This is what London got because this is what they asked for.”
Savage continued:


What would you do to stop the Islamists under watch right now in the United States of America?


Should the radical Islamists in the U.S. and the U.K. be put in camps right now?

If not, why not?


Moreover, on the Savage Nation, it’s time for us to ask the questions that need to be asked.


Should the government regulate Twitter, Facebook and the other sites that are being used to communicate, by the rats in dirty headscarves who are killing our children?


What would you do to stop this? Should Islam immediately be banned from prisons?

What?


You can’t ban Islam.


Isn’t it just like Christianity and Judaism and Buddhism?


No, no it is not.


Is there anyone working in prisons right now who dares to call this show and tell America and the world how the difference between the Islam being taught and practiced in prisons today differs from, let us say Christianity and Judaism, as it is taught in prisons today.


What will happen is, if you try to ban Islam from being practiced in prisons, which many report is being used as a recruitment device rather than a religious device, these civil libertarians from New York City will come screaming out of their rat holes, screaming that it’s discriminatory and profiling and whatnot.


How much longer are we going to permit the liberal insane to dictate the terms of our survival?

How many more need to die?


Well, I’m going to tell you the answer right now, because there’s an answer to that question, too.
Tens of thousand more need to die until things change.

You heard what I just said to you?
Nothing will change. Take a look at what went on in Manchester.

The girl who ran the concert, Grande, Ariana Grande, gave another concert in Manchester and raised money for, what, I don’t know what the money was for.

Is that a way to fight Islamism? Having another concert. Is that the answer? Of course that’s not the answer.

But what is the answer?

Well … one politician from England said we have to put them in camps immediately.

And, of course, CNN wouldn’t go for that.
British politician says suspected terrorists should be put in camps.


Now, that will get all of the good liberals in New York very frightened.


“Nigel Farage, the former United Kingdom Independence Party leader, said Britain has been so weak on border control and clamping down on radicalization that World War II-style internment camps may be the answer.”

I said the same thing a few weeks ago.


And he said: “We could take the 3,500 who are the genuinely suspected terrorists themselves — as opposed to being linked and associated — we could round them all up and intern them in prison,” Farage said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “That is an option.”

Now, I said the same thing last week. Why are we going soft on Islamists when they’re going hard on the West?

I’m asking you a question. How much longer are we going to tolerate them killing us and killing our children?

The answer is a very long time, because America is a weak nation. It has been poisoned by many, many different sources."

Read more at http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/2017/06/michael-savage-newsletter-its-time-to-ask-questions-everyone-avoiding/#SwvxgWipwrivlwU2.99

Old Lurker

Since we have so much fun picking on TK, don't you think I should chastise him for even uttering the name Michael Medved, much less telling us what stupid thing he said today?

Jimmy, you are dead right I think that Comey expected Trump to block him from speaking and now he has to run the risk of boiling himself while we all watch. FUN.

Threadkiller

Someday, on The Ledge, as we are compiling my Medved snippets into a Covfefe Table book, we will rejoice that I took the time to punish everyone at JOM with his rantings.

lyle

Some vintage Wretchard:

http://belmontclub.blogspot.com/2004/03/ichneumon-wasp-european-left-has.html

hrtshpdbox

Woo hoo, prescience!!

Or maybe there's a new rift between the Intercept and Assange, and that's somehow a factor.

Posted by: hrtshpdbox | June 06, 2017 at 10:21 AM

And then around 2 PM:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/wikileaks-declares-war-on-the-intercept

Clarice Feldman

YESSIRE JIMMY AND OL--MASTER STRATEGIST THAT COMEY--OR WAS THE MASTER TRUMP WHO LEFT THE QUESTION OPEN TO THE LAST MOMENT?

Jim Eagle

Murdoch has unleashed the hounds of war on Trump.

Both the WSJ editorial page and Fox Business have decided to tell Trump how to be the President they didn't elect.

Captain Hate

Before he lost his mind, I saw Medved speak at the local JCC. It was when his squishiness was more at a Poppin' Fresh "in fairness" level but the seeds were sown.

Captain Hate

Fox Business is doing that? That must mean bye bye Tammy because she won't go for that and, frankly, it would be shocking if Dobbs, Varney and Payne toe the line.

lyle

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/democrat-social-pyramid-t19499.html

Do click but it's too easily predictable thus provingm my point about PID(OU).

Jim Eagle

What a degree in Broadcast Journalism gets you. Jail time and a cop hater. Works for me.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/06/05/phl-17-helium-comedy-club-colleen-campbell/#QEwojRWH2FcfitVi.01

Another POS commenter.

JM Hanes

It's from the Daily Beast, but this went straight into my too-good-to-check file:

A secret social media presence is by no means nefarious. Former FBI Director James Comey has an anonymous Twitter account, which he used to like several articles about himself.
I only hope he truly realizes just how badly that image he cares so much about has suffered -- and that he has only himself to blame.

Old Lurker

doncha think they ought to at least be able to cite a potential crime before hiring a bunch of big name prosecutors to assist in the kill-trump shenanigans? I don't like the sound of this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4577864/Mueller-assembles-elite-team-prosecutors.html

If you hire a surgeon, he going to cut you open; if you hire a roofer he is going to claim you need a new roof...etc. Shouldn't they have hired some investigators before hiring the big game hunters?

Femall. The whole damn swamp. I hate them all.

Captain Hate

Does Comey honestly believe that a single person likes, respects or trusts him?

jimmyk

Before he lost his mind, I saw Medved speak at the local JCC.

It's weird, because at some point I put Medved and David Horowitz in a similar pigeonhole--both Jewish ex-campus liberals, though Horowitz is almost ten years older. Also I happen to know Medved is close with Rabbi Daniel Lapin, whom I've mentioned a couple of times here and who is a strong Trump supporter. Maybe his cancer threw him for a loop.

Jim Eagle

OL,

The deputy AG who appointed Mueller, is he a 25 year employee of the federal government? If the answer is yes, then the Swamp has won.

You and I and Clarice who have worked it, smelled it, lived it know Trump is paddling a one man pirogue and everyone on the banks of the DC bayou are playing Zydeco music in order to make his sinking less painful.

Threadkiller

Birthers did Medved in.

Old Lurker

Jack, Harvard Law 1989 and all government ever since I believe. Lots of credentials of course. So you know how this movie goes, and why Trump is right to be ticked at his AG for abdicating oversight of this without consulting the WH. That Mueller immediately hires the old band back together tells me they are expecting to party on, dude.

hrtshpdbox

CH, I wonder why anyone would even believe whatever Comey happens to say on Thursday (or ever).

macthenaif

JiB @ 05:34PM

I'm a Trump voter who may have spent more time in in the swamp than the three of you put together (32 years). I find myself trusting Rosenstein and Mueller.

macthenaif

... but my keyboard skills suck.

Whaaaaaat?

It certainly won't be a picnic, like say Iran Contra.

Low level sacrificial lambs won't be satisfactory. Colonoscopy from the head down will be revealing. The Public hates having to smell it and will want to dispatch post haste.

henry

From the cheap seats, the Rosenstein & Mueller show looks like a classic kangaroo court in search of a crime that will get their man by any means necessary. (Yes, the Antifa predecessor orgs name is intended).

Jim Eagle

macthenaif,

So you think he can do it by himself? Would appreciate how and why you think so. The Swamp and the RNC are keeping qualified people working for him. Its not the Dems holding up nominations, he doesn't have anyone who wants to work for him because of you know who.

Killfile rocks

NEW YORK — In a letter sent today to President Trump, the Knight First Amendment Institute asked the President to unblock the Twitter accounts of individuals denied access to his account after they criticized or disagreed with him, or face legal action to protect the First Amendment rights of the blocked individuals.

The President’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, is a “designated public forum” subject to the First Amendment, according to the Knight Institute. The First Amendment bars the government from excluding individuals from a designated public forum because of their views. The Knight Institute asked the President to unblock its clients, or to direct his subordinates to do so.

“This is a context in which the Constitution precludes the President from making up his own rules,” said Jameel Jaffer, the Knight Institute’s executive director. “Though the architects of the Constitution surely didn’t contemplate presidential Twitter accounts, they understood that the President must not be allowed to banish views from public discourse simply because he finds them objectionable. Having opened this forum to all comers, the President can’t exclude people from it merely because he dislikes what they’re saying.” .

Killfile rocks

I personally dont give a damn.

The word still goes out.

jimmyk

We'll know they're serious if the investigation shifts to Democrats, leaks, and unmaskings. If it's corrupt it will stay focused on Republicans and try to get people on vague derivative "crimes" like coverups, obstruction of justice, perjury, etc.

Clarice Feldman

mac, I'm in your boat.

And just for fun, a video break:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFrcl6VGrDQ

Old Lurker

Clarice and I have about ninety swamp years between us and Jack takes the three of us to more than triple your 32. I trust Rosenstein and Mueller to be under immense pressure to out-do Watergate for the Progs and see little reason to trust that they will withstand the pressure. At least Watergate started with, you know, a crime of breaking and entering...so far nobody including Alan Dershowitz can cite a law which might have been broken.

Jim Eagle

Well, Clarice, I am asking OL to keep the Ledge open, cleaned and stocked just in case you and mac are wrong.

We have avoided occupying it so far but there is always a chance it will come in handy.

Bonaoarte

The press secretary's striking refusal to reaffirm the President's confidence in his attorney general came as reports surfaced about the President's lingering frustrations with his attorney general's recusal and a day after Trump took to Twitter to critique his own Justice Department, which is led by Sessions.

Gawd save us from little men seeking power.

Old Lurker

Ledge is ready and all systems are checked weekly.

macthenaif

JiB

No, I don't think Trump can do it by himself. But I do think the Rosenstein/Mueller investigation will eventually further the cause. I do not believe it is a mousetrap. That said, Trump needs effective legal counsel. This is a high-stakes game.

Jim Eagle

Damn it, forgot to mention that Norm McDonald's memory is not as recent as he would want it to be. The last country to declare war on the world was North Korea with late help from their neighbor China.

I mean, if the UN is the world.

Jane

macthenaif,

I hope you are right. And Jimmy you nailed it at 6:03.

Bonaparte

Do you actually think he won't be called several times as the story unfolds?

Comey is expected to refuse to answer any questions that could interfere with Mueller’s investigation.

The two men met last week about what Comey can and cannot address during the public hearing. But silence can often speak louder than words. Whatever is left unsaid could give the senators — and the public — some clues about which topics Mueller’s investigation is covering.

Bonaparte

Yes. He needs to find a lawyer who will take his case.

They don't want advice ignored. It's like he's a lawyer.

Clarice Feldman

Comey has no idea at this point what the committees know. I have some idea. He's not going to be happy though whether this comes out Thur or not remains to be seen. It's a long game and he's fencing in the dark.

Confefe LaFlame

https://mobile.twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/871494188331786240

Jim Eagle

I just worry about Mueller's past associations and organizational relationships with Comey and the deep state. Plus, unless he has been living in Des Moines the last 20 years, he is part of the Swamp and we all know it.

macthenaif

OL @ 06:09PM

Years inside the Federal beast or coexisting with the Federal beast? My 32 years were all inside.

Old Lurker

Mac, I hope you are right too but I am sure cynical about such things anymore.

Barbara

You bringing up 1968 as a better year than 1956 sort of struck a nerve with me. To my mind, 1956 was better. It seems to me that 1968 is when everything in this country started to go downhill, and looking back on all the years since then, I think I am right.

Miss Marple at 4:08 PM

You are right, Miss Marple. It was even worse in 1969.

macthenaif

... and I completely agree with jimmyk @ 06:03PM.

Griftopia

Here's Forbes with the latest and slimiest. It turns out that the president* and The Dim One may have gouged The Dim One's children's charity.

The best part about all this, according to Eric Trump, is the charity's efficiency: Because he can get his family's golf course for free and have most of the other costs donated, virtually all the money contributed will go toward helping kids with cancer. "We get to use our assets 100% free of charge," Trump tells Forbes. That's not the case. In reviewing filings from the Eric Trump Foundation and other charities, it's clear that the course wasn't free--that the Trump Organization received payments for its use, part of more than $1.2 million that has no documented recipients past the Trump Organization. Golf charity experts say the listed expenses defy any reasonable cost justification for a one-day golf tournament. Additionally, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has come under previous scrutiny for self-dealing and advancing the interests of its namesake rather than those of charity, apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to funnel $100,000 in donations into revenue for the Trump Organization.

Scarborough Fairy

I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I got to stop. I want to stop it. This interview has to stop in it’s tracks until I just get a yes/no answer from you on whether you think it’s important that Americans find out whether their president believes that climate change is a conspiracy theory based out of China.”

“The President has indicated the climate is changing,” Pruitt finally managed to choke out. “There’s a human contribution to it, measuring that with real precision is very difficult.”

henry

Mac @6:11, if someone tells you you need an effective lawyer, the less you've done wrong the more screwed you are. That's why grifters always skate (::cough:: Clintons ::cough:;)

Barbara

Shouldn't they have hired some investigators before hiring the big game hunters?

Femall. The whole damn swamp. I hate them all.
Old Lurker at 5:29 pm

OL,

Well, it could be cover. I've never seen Mueller as a "big game hunter," but who knows. His meeting with Comey could have gone two ways.

As for the swamp, I agree with your view completely.

JimNorCal

Thanks for the book recco's, JiB. I added them to my list :)

INDIAN GUVER

He seemingly gives subordinates the dignity of autonomy...


"Trump’s anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Two sources close to the president say he has lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings, blaming the recusal for the expansion of the Russia investigation, now overseen by Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions

Booyah

My favorite response to Trump’s twitter antics came from Never Trump Republican and WaPo columnist Jennifer Rubin:

One is prompted to ask if he is off his rocker. But this is vintage Trump — impulsive and cruel, without an ounce of class or human decency. His behavior no longer surprises us, but it should offend and disturb us, first, that he remains the face and voice of America in the world and, second, that his fans hoot and holler, seeing this as inconsequential or acceptable conduct.

macthenaif

henry @06:43

Understood. I'm a skeptic by nature and experience. But not all grifters skate (see: History of the Governors of Illinois) and effective counsel is always prudent in the presence of another counsel ... 'specially if that other counsel is Special. (There's some towns in Texas too small to support one attorney ...)

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