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February 11, 2018

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henry

this is a nice one: https://i.redd.it/m4n17ehk1uf01.jpg

Dave (in MA)

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/cnn-prepares-for-dozens-of-layoffs

I wonder if they'll take suggestions.

JimNorCal

portrait artist Amy Sherald:
"suspenders and a ... jockstrap"

JimNorCal

Another snip from the interview with Kate Millett's sister. The sister's deviance from PC outlook is monumental.

"Their goal? To establish a matriarchy in order to end all war because that’s what men do, wage war. They believed that if women ran everything there would be no more war. In their madness they have conspired to destroy masculinity, drugging our little boys while trying to remake them into little girls and thus, emboldening our enemies who now see us as easy pickings. No nation is easier to overwhelm than one which has feminized the men and put females at the head of the tribe. Matriarchies never survive – never have, never will!"

Davod

How does women wearing hijabs solve the upskirt voyeur problem? It doesn't. But the sword of retribution leaves one less voyeur.

Jim Eagle

I will never keep up since its back and forth with Frederick at Yale.

But I did go up to Hartford to visit the Mark Twain house. The most interesting thing about that for me was that the house and museum are right next door to the Harriet Beecher Stowe house and museum. Amazing.

Didn't get to see the Stowe version since I had to get back to New Haven to pick up Frederick for his lunch siesta. The house is full of rooms, staircases, lots of doors, windows and fireplaces. Dark mahogany wood, stenciled walls by Louis Tiffany, lots of nic-nacs and paintings and memories of family. The billard table is a Brunswick 3 ball type modified to accept pockets. It is in the same room, Sam did his writing - all on the 3rd floor.

In the Master Bedroom is carved bed they bought in Venice for $200 which was more than they paid their servants for a year's work. The headboard was so intricately carved and the posts topped by cherubs that Sam slept with his head at the foot of the bed so he see the fortune he had spent on the bed:)

If ever in the area it is well worth the visit and you can combine with the Stowe house.

Off to rescue Frederick from the Testing demons.

GUS

Hey Moooch, is that a BICEP up your skirt or are you just glad to see me!!

The JEF's portrait should have a little gold plaque
attached that says.

DINSDALE, DINSDALE, DINSDALE.

GUS

Why would Opie need a jockstrap??

Oh!!!? That's for Mrs Opie.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Normally I don't listen to Shep, but I left it on as I did some work and heard John Roberts asking the questions about the FBI and the clearance for Porter that I posed this morning.

Sarah's press briefing coming up in a few minutes. We will see if she has any new information.

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NBC:

Top Justice Department official Brand quit partly over fear she might be asked to oversee Russia probe

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's No. 3 attorney had been unhappy with her job for months before the department announced her departure on Friday, according to multiple sources close to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.

Brand grew frustrated by vacancies at the department and feared she would be asked to oversee the Russia investigation, the sources said.

...

The Justice Department pushed back on NBC's report.

"It is clear these anonymous sources have never met Rachel Brand let alone know her thinking. All of this is false and frankly ridiculous,” said Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Flores.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

MO needed this one:

https://steemit-production-imageproxy-thumbnail.s3.amazonaws.com/U5dtKSXwvMpL36uY3Auj6svkuxdWCsA_1680x8400

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Byron York discovered a very interesting letter to Susan Rice from Senator Grassley dated February 8 of this year (last Thursday). It questions a very odd email she sent herself on Inauguration Day.

Here is the letter in its entirety:

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-02-08%20CEG%20LG%20to%20Rice%20(Russia%20Investigation%20Email).pdf?platform=hootsuite

fdcol63 🇺🇸

Sounds like Rice was doing some last minute CYA.

Another Bob

Classic CYA.

To start, let’s check the logs to see what dates and times those people came and went from the WH.

Another Bob

Recall the phrase “memo for file” from some Texas NG officer?

Old Lurker

For a non lawyer, Rice's email sure looks like it was written by one doesn't it?

JimNorCal

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/a-reiminder-from-lincoln-at-cooper-union.php
"Lincoln noted toward the very end of the (Cooper Union address) that the pro-slavery faction in the South wasn’t content with Republicans allowing slavery to exist in the South: it was necessary that everyone change their mind and express publicly their positive support for slavery. In other words, the pro-slavery forces demanded that everyone else submit to their opinion. Sounds like the left today on every question social issue in sight, no?"

Old Lurker

Who was the Dem that tried to get off a hook by claiming he had lied to his journal?

fdcol63 🇺🇸

I noticed this in the Grassley / Graham letter:

" ...otherwise memorialize the meeting ..."

I recently wrote a snarky comment about Comey's use of the word "memorialize" to document a conversation he'd had.

But maybe this is, indeed, a common DC use of this phrase?

If so ... sorry, Mr. Comey.

Old Lurker

"If so ... sorry, Mr. Comey."

words which will never pass my lips.

lyle

Headline at PJM:

Cher-Backed Idaho Democrat Hopes to be Nation’s First Native American Governor

Yeah, that’ll work...

Clarice Feldman

More work by the Obamas' official portraitisthttps://www.mrctv.org/blog/obama-portrait-artist-also-painted-black-women-holding-severed-white-heads

jimmyk on iPhone

"But maybe this is, indeed, a common DC use of this phrase?"

I think it is, but that doesn't make it any less pretentious. In fact, that is part of what makes it pretentious.

Old Lurker

Clarice, I'll bet they wanted Moochel's picture to be one of those but they chickened out. They could have paid for it from the Moochell 2020 Fund.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
38m38 minutes ago

The journey to #MAGA began @CPAC 2011 and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and supporters is something I look forward to every year. See you at #CPAC2018!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald Trump Jr.
‏Verified account @DonaldJTrumpJr
2m2 minutes ago

Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I think that's more a pretentious legal phrase than a DC one.

Jim Eagle

Funny, how the Obama Slam-a-thon at the WH Correspondents dinner, drove Trump to become a right wing idol versus his former very New Yawk limosuine liberal. Now he is promoting CPAC2018. Rumor has it that after the Obama dissing he seeked out Rush and he told him don't get mad get even and said he should consider running "after he leaves not before".

Hillary was the perfect opportunity and I think Rush and Trump knew that after Zippy only Hillary would be standing.

At least that is the scenario I have imagined.

Clarice Feldman

Old Lurker--your beautiful wife needs more time to play with the grand kids. It's too late for it to arrive by Valentine's day if you waited until now to order a thermomix--but it's the thought that https://shop.thermomix.com/consultant/110573/

Here it is in actionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V9FXE4USRo&index=1&list=PLMND218K_T2Gc70rgXrxUfyML7hAQFnDV

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ANOTHER Top Mueller Investigator OUTED As Diehard Liberal & Democrat Donor

A former HuffPo blogger who used to work for Rosenstein.

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Be still my heart.

Ex-Secret Service Agent Reveals John Brennan ‘In a World of Trouble’ Over Dossier Testimony

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino joined “Fox & Friends,” Monday morning, warning former CIA Director John Brennan is in a “world of trouble right now,” over his testimony on the dubious Steele dossier.

“My sources on this are telling me John Brennan is in a world of trouble right now,” Bongino told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program.

“Back in August of 2016 he gives a private briefing to Sen. Harry Reid, Democrat, of course. He gives that briefing to Reid. Reid fires off a letter to the FBI. In that letter is information that clearly came from the dossier.”

That means that at that point, Brennan was aware of the dossier, but in May of 2017, under oath, he denied knowing who commissioned it, said Bongino, a frequent Fox News commentator and owner of “The Dan Bongino Show” podcast.

“The CIA has a central role in the verification of foreign assets and information we get from foreign assets,” Bongino said. “It is not plausibly deniable that John Brennan did not know who commissioned that dossier he is in a world of trouble because he raised his right hand and he said the exact opposite.”

Appalled

Ext:

Dates are off re: Harry Reid. His dossier based comments were from the second-half of October 2016, and were, in part, a response to Comey's reopening of the Clinton e-mail investigation.

Extraneus

Good catch if true. Gateway is usually pretty good but not always.

Extraneus

The Gateway piece says there are 39 comments but I don't see how to read them.

Clarice Feldman

Speaking of Twain--Hillsdale is offering a free online course on Twain..Here's the trailer:https://lp.hillsdale.edu/mark-twain-trailer/?utm_source=housefile&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=marktwain&utm_content=course_signup_control&appeal_code=MK218EM1&fn&ln&em&ci&st&ad&ti&c_id&zi&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_lII37ajpnLhFopL74BphHbS-WKvCAuin_2RZL22WBFPO6RVEfroRZHWyMcCrw28HhO6nqiXXG8M-x-Fl0HpNGCqaIPQ&_hsmi=60614016

maryrose

Appalled:
An article I read this morning stated that Brennan and Reid knew about it and put into the PDB for Obama to read.
See above post wrt letter sent to Susan Rice and her last minute email sent to herself about meetings with Obama, Comey, et al.Occam’s Razor says they all knew and after Trump won scrambled to cover their tracks.
Appalled:
Sorry to say but your entire party is going to come crashing down over this.

Jim Eagle

Clarice,

I learned that old Sam was a SJW in his writings and speeches. Against Racism and Tyranny. But he did it in a facetious, humorous way not like a Liberalfascists.

Clarice Feldman

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/12/former-senior-fbi-official-is-leading-buzzfeeds-effort-to-verify-trump-dossier/

Buzz Feed hires former senior FBI official in desperation.

Rocco

Ext, I couldn't read the comments until I turned off adblock.

Neo

Straight from conspiracyland ...

Russian source behind fake Trump dossier killed in Russian plane crash, Rosatom CFO also dead

Sergei Millian not on plane after Laurence Tribe's reputation takes a major hit

Neo

Tom Fitton claims there were 4 different "Trump dossiers"
https://twitter.com/TomFitton/status/962803177249787904

Extraneus

Thanks, Rocco. That works.

Commenters there aren't quite as circumspect as we are here, and no one has claimed what Appalled did about the dates, but the last comment might be relevant:

Bongino is a taken to hyperbole. He is human click bait
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Neo

Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.

Clarice Feldman

Neo--do you have a link, pls?

Extraneus

Of course they do.

Liberals Accuse Sessions of Racism for Referring to ‘Anglo-American Heritage’ of U.S. Law

"I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process," Sessions said in a speech before the National Sheriffs Association. "The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement."

That was all it took. Check out the link for a bunch of unhinged tweets.

A Sessions spokesman confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that was the intended meaning.

"As most law students learn in the first week of their first year, Anglo-American law—also known as the common law—is a shared legal heritage between England and America," the spokesman said in a statement.

"The sheriff is unique to that shared legal heritage," the statement continued. "Before reporters sloppily imply nefarious meaning behind the term, we would suggest that they read any number of the Supreme Court opinions that use the term. Or they could simply put ‘Anglo-American law' into Google."

A search of Supreme Court archives brings up 259 decisions that reference the "Anglo-American" legal tradition in some fashion.

Extraneus

Neo usually puts them in LUN, Clarice. Looks like he did here, too.

Clarice Feldman

Never mind, Neo--I found it.

Extraneus

From Neo's link:

Brennan once voted for the Communist Party.

“We’ve all had indiscretions in our past,” the CIA director said.

narciso

It happened about a week ago:


https://www.thewrap.com/ex-cia-chief-john-brennan-signs-as-msnbc-nbc-as-contributor/

Jim Rockford

In the FP link above regarding Buzzfeed hiring formal FBI moron to investigate libel lawsuit against them by Aleksej Gubarev, the attorney responds:

"Evan Fray-Witzer, a lawyer for Gubarev, who has strongly denied those claims, mocked BuzzFeed’s efforts.

“They can hire Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, or Sherlock Holmes – you can’t find what doesn’t exist,” Fray-Witzer wrote to FP. “There is a simple reason why Buzzfeed hasn’t found any evidence to support the allegations in the Dossier against Mr. Gubarev: the allegations are false.”"

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/12/former-senior-fbi-official-is-leading-buzzfeeds-effort-to-verify-trump-dossier/

maryrose

Ext:
Who is Brennan kidding?
He is still a Muslim communist and everyone knows it.
Brennan also has a gangster’s face.He would be right st home in a movie like “The Roaring Twenties “

GUS

Ext he voted for GUS Hall in 1976. Think about that. I guess if you are a slobbering Joke Tapper of Christine Cuomo, Al "Quds" Brennan was/is a moderate.
Think about it. The lying ass-hat, who converted to ISLAM AND, AND, AND voted for a COMMIE for PRESIDENT was head of OUR INTEL.

narciso

Yes he looks like Daniel benzali, who played a similar character on the short lived series the agency.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

GUS,

I never understood why he got a clearance, let alone became head of the agency.

It makes me wonder how many others are still in the CIA.

GUS

I guess Ben Rhodes must have voted for a COMMIE twice Love Miss M.

Heh heh. Why, yes, yes he did.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/12/february-12th-interview-with-joe-digenova-discussion-schiff-memo/

I haven't listened to this yet (am also cooking supper) but Joe is always worth listening to. Audio link to interview at the site.

maryrose

MM:
Obama had a lot of marginal and shady characters in his administration.
Hillary had sexual abusers in her State Department and did nothing about it.History will show the Age of Dark ness coincided with the Obamas Years.

Davod

"Brennan once voted for the Communist Party.
“We’ve all had indiscretions in our past,” the CIA director said."

Correct. Something a sleeper shouldn't really do.

GUS

Marginal??? Rice?? Power?? Holder???? Lynch???
Brennan??? Geithner??? Harf?????

Obama is a muzzlim, and a commie, and a fucking disgrace.

Davod

PS. He was lucky the security clearance process didn't worry about it. Unless, of course, they didn't know.

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“We’ve all had indiscretions in our past,” the CIA director said.

Anyone want to wager what would happen if you were interviewed for a lower-level CIA job and admitted to once voting for a Communist Party presidential candidate?

Yet, let's admit, the Republicans didn't try to mount a filibuster or even a serious objection to the most punchable face to ever exist, did they?

narciso

Venkman ended up the wise one:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/12/watch-bill-murray-savage-identity-politics-think-common-us

So there is a big high quality publication, about john Mccain of all people.

GUS

Head of COUNTERTERROR INTELLIGENCE CENTER, HEAD of HOMELAND SECURITY,TAR DIRECTOR OF CIA and COMMIE/MUZZLIM.

Good thing his wife didn't accuse him of making her wear a BURQA, then he would have had TROUBLE.

narciso

Actually Cruz and Paul did mount a filibuster over the drone list back in 2013.

Threadkiller

Paul did. Cruz jumped in to ride coattails.

Threadkiller

I never understood why he got a clearance, let alone became head of the agency.

Because he stole candidate Obama's Pakistani passport file.

Threadkiller

New thread

GUS

Here's another MODERATE LIBTARDOCRAT.

Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013

From the Washington Free Beacon.

Let's REACH ACROSH the AISLE. (in my best John McStain impersonation)

Elliott

Returning to the subject of chocolate in Paris, there is also Mochocha, a shop which boasts two Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.

Davod

"Paul did. Cruz jumped in to ride coattails.Posted by: Threadkiller"

So Cruz shouldn't have supported Paul.

Threadkiller

Who said that?

Jim Eagle

Elliot,

Patrick Roger is the by far the best chocolatier in Paris but very expensive.

His backlog is to dream of if you are his competitor.

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