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February 08, 2018


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Fake News Flashback: CNN Declared Trump ‘Bonkers’ for Saying Clinton, Dems Behind Dossier

Writing for the far-left CNN back in October, Chris Cillizza declared President Donald Trump “bonkers” and “crazy” for suggesting what turned out to be 100 percent true: that the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Russia, were all behind what is known as the “Russian dossier.” “[I]t is deeply irresponsible for a president of the United States to even flirt with this sort of conspiracy talk,” the overwrought Cillizza wrote, adding, “[T]he idea that the Russians, the Democrats and the FBI co-funded a dossier designed to discredit Trump’s 2016 campaign is totally bonkers.”

What set Cillizza off on his fake news spree was an October 19, 2017, Trump tweet that said, “Workers of firm [Fusion GPS] involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

In the months since that tweet, everything Trump suggested has been proven correct.


My first love...Rowdy Yates.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

How do you pronounce Cillizza, "slimy" or "snake"?


Sorry, loved this one, copying it forward from last thread.


Talk about "make my day"!

Illegal aliens threaten to leave if Congress doesn't pass a DACA law
Those ingrates in Congress had better behave -- or Alex and Daniela Velez are going to leave the United States.

"As threats go, that is like being banned from Iran."

Clarice Feldman


did Shakespear have a source he copied from?


I'd like Ben Garrison, if I knew who he is, and I actually gave a flying fuck at a rolling donut.

My mistake on the last thread - I had meant to post this Ben Garrison cartoon. For some reason it won't display even though it looks good in preview.


But Gus, you really should know his name. :)

Clarice Feldman

Iggy==upi've become a cult hero on my FB page.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Is Justin Trudeau the spawn of his mommy and Fidel?
You be the judge;

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy==upi've become a cult hero on my FB page.--

Now whadd'I do?

Clarice Feldman


Clarice Feldman

Iggy, I post some of your keen observations and so far lots of people prefer you to the NR stable of pundits.


lots of people prefer you to the NR stable of pundits.

Ooh, that's gotta hurt. :)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Talk about faint praise.
I prefer Salon to NR these days; at least they stab you in the front [and they're such chickens they won't even pick up a knife unless it's rubber].


Faint praise, Iggy. :) :)


Couple links posted at BJG blog.

And then there were three. That is how many pro-life Democrats remain in the House of Representatives. And the abortion industry is looking to reduce that number by a third in March, by funding a primary challenge to Chicago Congressman Dan Lipinski.

In which Trump is blamed by Cong Black Caucus for a minority business who screwed up on a contract to provide meals to Puerto Rico.


Is Justin Trudeau the spawn of his mommy and Fidel?

We don't call him Castreau for nothing. :)

Clarice Feldman

I'm telling you==he's a cult hero. I expect to see Iggy Shrines popping up all over.

Gotta run--Later.


As a contrast to DC, the things the WI legislature is working on to rein in govt: base budgeting (ie govt agency, justify your existence); oversight of "guidance documents" (Sen Johnson has a similar bill being ignored in DC), welfare reform and more.

Note in WI, the Rs can operate even if the Dems fleebag again. even then RINOs slow down reform. DC has bigger uniparty issues plus the 60 vote Senate thing. It will take longer to fix that.


Janet 🚬

Chicago Congressman Dan Lipinski.

He comes & speaks at the March For Life.
Can't have THAT!


for peter-published in the last week. https://www.edutopia.org/article/mindfulness-high-school

edutopia gets its money from george lucas from the disney buyout.


Of course. I read the book that the film is based on, and the failed perpetrator was a French national of Moroccan extraction, who had caught the train in brussels but the point that had escaped notice was his Spanish connection,


Would love to hear Jordan Peterson's take on this complex display of crazy from Pelosi:


Comanche Voter

Say whatever you want about Clint Eastwood. {I like him.] One reason is that he admires real studs--like the guys on the train--and doesn't think much of empty chairs.


Report: John McCain Associate Received Trump Hoax Dossier Directly from Fusion GPS Prior to FBI Handoff

TEL AVIV — David J. Kramer, a former State Department official and longtime associate of John McCain, received a copy of the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump directly from the controversial Fusion GPS political opposition research firm, according to a report in the Washington Post. Kramer obtained the dossier from Fusion GPS after McCain expressed interest in the document, according the report. McCain then reportedly passed the dossier directly to FBI Director James Comey.

The new details mark the clearest indication yet that McCain may have known that the dossier originated with Fusion GPS, meaning that he may have knowingly passed on political opposition research to the FBI.

Until now, it has not been clear whether McCain was aware of the origins of the dossier when he hand delivered the unsubstantiated document to Comey.

It is still not clear whether McCain knew that Fusion GPS’s anti-Trump work resulting in the dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.

McCain has not responded to multiple Breitbart News requests seeking comment on the matter.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am home and anonamom's diagnosis was the same: "transient global amnesia."

I wil have to get an echocardiogram, a brain wave test, and a scan of my carotid arteries in the next couple of weeks just to be sure I am not having mini-seizures, minor heart interruptions or small blood clots, but he doubts it as something else would have been detected (except the brain waves) when I went to see my cardiologist/high blood pressure doc two weeks ago.

He sees no reason that I can't drive unless something odd shows up on those tests. They can all be done at their facility and will be scheduled together, so as soon as that is done I am good to go! Yay!

He said if I need to run a short errand with my daughter's car, no problem.

Whew! I had to do a whole bunch of things with walking, balance, eye movement, repeating words forwards and backwards, etc.

Anyway, glad that is over with and I am much relieved.


Congrats, MM!

jimmyk on iPhone

Great news, MM.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I read the end of the last thread.

I TOLD you guys I thought Perino was signalling that Bush 43 had something to do with this FBI mess, particularly since Mueller was appointed by him.

Glad to see Old Lurker was as suspicious as I was about them using the FBI for snooping.


Is this "sexual assault"?

22-Year-Old Female High School Student Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault After Sex with 18-Year-Old Student

Miss Marple the Deplorable

How I felt at the doctor's today:

For tablet users:


Mickey Fickey

Dang. Willowed.

"Former President George W. Bush says there's "pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 U.S. election."

He knows that Trump is the guy who may reveal that Bush illegally spied on Americans esp after 9/11 and Obama did too. Plus Obama always did it for naked political dirty tricks. Plus the usual petty tyrant statist bureaucrats who also did it for personal/vengeful/illegal reasons.

Major CYA mode on both sides
I don't care how many Dems and rinos go to jail though I doubt any will

Miss Marple the Deplorable

By the way, surreal experience in office as 3 of the aides, all women, had numerous tattoos. I mean NUMEROUS. One also had the dreaded jewel in the side of her nose, too. I am not used to that in a medical office. My sister said it is now common, and that she even works with an anesthesiologist from time to time who has full sleeve tattoos so he wears long shirts in the OR so patients won't get freaked out.

Also, I guess because of the types of people they see in that practice, there were signs everywhere saying things like "For your personal safety, do not attempt to adjust the blinds" and "Turn left to exit" and "Do not stand on chairs."


working on catch up and saw this quote about immigration ...

>>>“Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees (Fahrenheit), but there are people who want put food on their family’s tables and are willing to do that. We ought to say thank you and welcome them.”<<<

But some darkies from Central America do like pickin' cotton when it is 105 outside and they might have some darkie music while they do it ... really, really can't believe that Bush said that or that it ever became a reasonable argument in the immigration debate-it is racist on its face.

it is also just a matter of time when technology is going to be applied to agricultural labor and "all those jobs American's don't want to do" are going to be done by German robots, Israeli cameras, and Asian programmers ... if a camera and s/w can recognize a human face, a camera, robotic arm, and s/w can pick a tomato ...

Old Lurker

Other thread:

“Sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly — I hope there are no FBI agents here — I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead,”

Why would he worry about the FBI hearing him?

You know how, every time you read about somebody hiring a hit man to off a spouse, it always turns out the hit man was an undercover cop? After reading all those texts I'm not sure which way the FBI would go with that request.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


What do we do when the cotton-pickers children want to go to med school?

The whole POINT of America is to go as far as you can, and help your children go further. We aren't supposed to be in the business of importing a permanent servant class.

How condescending and yes, racist!

I don't know how I missed these faults in Bush 43, except for the fact that Gore, and then Kerry, were so much worse.



glad you got a spot of good news Miss Marple.


Another great Mollie Hemingway article

How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday



Posted by: Old Lurker | February 08, 2018 at 11:58 AM

what's that in reference to?


Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | February 08, 2018 at 12:01 PM

except those kids aren't going to medical school, many can't even graduate high school ... a permanent underclass for our better's such as Pelosi to prattle on about ... in a bizarre Castroesque way ... and to exploit, but mostly to exploit.


if a camera and s/w can recognize a human face, a camera, robotic arm, and s/w can pick a tomato ...

Posted by: rich | February 08, 2018 at 11:56 AM



No one hand picks cotton anymore. Machines do it.


Cotton pickers


Old Lurker

Rich, previous thread, 10:03 M


even I'm late to the party ... again. dang it.

anyone hear about this newfangled cryptocurrency stuff ... I don't know what it is, but I want some.


good news miss marple,

of course the ultimate solution are replicants, and that never goes pearshaped,

Old Lurker

Better hurry on that Crypto Currency Rich. GS guy yesterday predicted they will all go to zero.

Tom R

From the previous thread:

The Obama apologists are claiming that of course "potus wants to know everything," because he was getting briefed about Russia's interference in the election. Nothing to do with the Hillary e-mail investigation. The problem with that theory is that if you look at the texts that day and the surrounding days, their pretty clearly focused on the e-mail issue. For example, they talk about the "breaking on NYT.com" story on the emails. There's no mention that I saw of Russia and the election.

Couple of points:

1. The leftwing media is claiming that the texts were not concerned with the Hillary investigation because the WSJ 'debunked" that theory. The debunking came from some unnamed associated of Strzok and Page in the FBI. For all we know it could be Andrew McCabe or Jim Comey who was the WSJ source of the "debunking".

2. Why would Obama want to get briefed on the "Russia hacked the election" investigation when he already knew that was a false narrative crafted by the Democrats?

3. Strzok was the FBI agent in charge of the Hillary email server investigation. On the same day (2 SEP 2016)the text mentioning Obama was sent, the WAPO published an article about the FBI investigation of Hillary's email server. It was the big news item of the day.


if w insists on this grishenko business, then we're going to have assume that the Iranians intervened in the 1980 election, does he really want to go there,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Scott Walker purchased the booth from the now-closing restaurant where he and his wife sat on their first date. He put it together in his garage as a surprise for her (I assume for Valentine's Day).

Picture at the link:




got it. and it will be the Secret Service, and not the FBI, paying him a visit.

Old Lurker

Narc "... Iranians intervened in the 1980 election..."

Well we know for a fact that GHWB flew the Blackbird to Paris to negotiate that don't we?

Tom R

How much of that increased defense spending could have been realized by leaving Afghanistan to be the shithole it always will be and letting the Syrians murder each other without our assistance?

It isn't getting much coverage in the media but the strategy in Afghanistan under Trump has completely changed from what it has been the past 15+ years. We are now actively destroying the Taliban's opium industry which in turn will significantly impact their revenue stream.


Old Lurker

Rich "it will be the Secret Service..." Why? Is the prof providing hookers and booze?


or it could have done at the L'Enfant hotel, two participants there, are unlikely, but the third is dubious enough,


When does the Obama cabal reach the point of realizing that maybe they weather the Storm™ if a tragic unfortunate incident befalls Hillary. “Let the poor woman Rest In Peace”, “What does it matter at this point”. I’m sure Bill would be happy to spend the rest of his feckless existence banging teens.


had to do a whole bunch of things with walking, balance, eye movement, repeating words forwards and backwards

Heck, I’d fail most of those now.

Congrats, MM!


Excellent piece linked by lurkersusie @ 12:01. In it, Mollie Hemmingway discusses the anonymously sourced WSJ piece claiming that what "potus" wanted to know about was the Russia investigation, not the Hillary email investigation.

That Strzok was drafting the talking points about Russia is again reasonable. He was running the investigation into alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, having launched that investigation in July, if not earlier informally. Let me quote CNN from last month, “As a leading counterintelligence expert, Strzok was also involved in opening the investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives.”

And if the President of the United States wanted to know everything about Strzok’s investigation into Trump and Russia, he’s the president and can do that, even if that contradicts his televised claims.

Now, a reasonable and even mildly curious press corps would start to have some synapses firing. Hmm. President Obama was briefed by Comey on an ongoing investigation into Russia’s election meddling. He wanted to know everything. Was he told everything? Was he told about the focus on the Trump campaign? Was he told about the dossier? Was he told about the source and funding of the dossier? Was he not told about the focus of Strzok’s investigation?

While the libs are gleeful about the "debunking" of the original idea that Obama was reviewing the Hillary email investigation, Mollie explains how much more interesting it is if in fact the talking points were about the Russia investigation.


Btw, in the Mollie Hemmingway piece, she repeats this:

the FBI claimed it didn’t have five months’ worth of text messages requested by investigators, but the inspector general was able to recover them in less than one week.

I seem to remember a statement that "some" texts were recovered, not that all of them were. Has anyone seen anything official stating that all of the texts from the missing time period were recovered by Horowitz's team?

jimmyk on iPhone

That's right Tom R. Only "journalists" (excluding sbw) would regard sources from the FBI as reliable for this issue. It's like asking 12-year-olds who stole the cookies.


Posted by: Old Lurker | February 08, 2018 at 12:24 PM

the Secret Service paid a visit to Kathy Griffin for her performance art ...


cernovich, was right for the wrong reason:


he had been part of the October surprise (quelle!!)
Gingrich, and other flagellations of the last third of a century,

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am going lie down for a bit. I am very tired, probably because I was stressed out about the doctor.

Back later.

Tom R

As someone who prefers fiscal responsibility I'm conflicted on the Senate budget deal but taking the pragmatic view that overall its a good thing.

It's ridiculous that for several years now the government has been forced to operate on Continuing Resolutions with the threat of government shutdowns due to both parties refusing to compromise. To get 60 votes to overcome a filibuster means each side gets something they want out of the compromise deal. Whatever deal gets made is always going to mean more taxpayer money gets spent on programs each party supports. The only difference is who controls the House. If the GOP is in control then more money gets spent on programs the GOP supports. Vice versa when the Democrats are in charge. Congress has always worked this way.

The concept of "fiscal conservativism" has become an idealistic pipe dream fantasy. It will never happen even if it is the best thing for the fiscal future of the country. There is no way to enforce fiscal conservatism constraints on the federal budget without cutting entitlement spending like Social Security, Medicare etc and that is political suicide if anyone actually tried to do that. The US is a welfare state and I don't see any way that will ever change.

Knowing that is the case, from a pragmatic point of view I am glad that the military is finally no longer suffering from sequestration limits. That was having a serious impact on the physical well-being of the troops, their families, and equipment materiel readiness.


rich 11:56 reacted to GeoWB's "Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees"

Shockingly, it turns out that not all illegals are here as farm workers.


James Comey Moves Up Memoir Release Date Amid ‘Intense Scrutiny’ At FBI

Former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir will be released sooner than previously planned, Flatiron Books announced Wednesday.

Comey’s memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” will now be released April 17 instead of the original publishing date, May 1. The publisher said the date change has to do with the FBI being “under intense scrutiny.” The title of the memoir suggests that Comey will discuss his experience as FBI director and his relationship with President Donald Trump before being fired in May. Comey signed a multimillion dollar book deal with Flatiron Books in August.


Better sell whatever copies of Comey's books you can before it becomes clear he's a baddie.


Glad everything is Ok!


I think Flatiron Books charges too much for its toilet paper.


Crypto lingo

HODL-hold on for dear life

This is the most fun $200 has ever bought for me.



I think the bad news about Comey is going to come out before April.
It will definitely affect book sales and he will have to conduct book signings
from a prison cell.


Linked by BJG blog, TheHill says
"An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton’s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations."

Comment: "Uranium One, all by itself,is worse than Watergate"


Obama holdover running the show

$20 Billion Hidden in the Swamp: Feds Redact 255,000 Salaries

The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries. It’s a classic case of the bureaucracy protecting the bureaucracy, underscoring the resistance faced by the new administration.

Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information. We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 years. For the first time, we found missing information throughout the federal payroll disclosures. Here’s a sample of what we discovered from the FY2017 records:

254,839 federal salaries were redacted in the federal civil service payroll (just 3,416 salaries were redacted in FY2016).
68 federal departments redacted salaries. Even small agencies like the National Transportation Services Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation redacted millions of dollars in salaries.
$20 billion in estimated payroll now lacks transparency.
A 7,360 percent increase in opacity hides one out of every five federal salaries.
Who’s the bureaucrat in charge? Not a Trump appointee – the president doesn’t even have a current nominee at OPM. So, the buck stops with new acting Director Kathleen McGettigan, a 25-year staffer who assumed the position because she was the next in line, not because the White House appointed her.



What a mess!

Jim DeMint on Twitter: "Budget busting McConnell-Schumer deal has special tax breaks for Hollywood, wind, solar, race horses & even rum. What happened to tax simplification? https://t.co/ORFEdCiZv0"


lurkersusie, now I see why Ryan has the votes for it.


Buy the dip



Easier link to Jim DeMint



Steyer bough contact info for students in VA from the colleges? Including name, address, cell #? Why yes indeed.



WATCH: Chuck Schumer Called For Military Parade In 2014

Also contrary to mainstream media headlines, it wasn't so long ago that military parades ranked among the few issues to draw bipartisan support. No less a Democrat than Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) vocally supported a military parade on American soil as recently as 2014. The camera-happy senator's call to arms stirred even New York's Bolshevik Mayor Bill De Blasio, who proclaimed, “The brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation with courage and skill in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve a recognition for their sacrifice. I stand with Sen. Schumer in his call for a parade to honor our veteran heroes, and New York City would be proud to host this important event.”

Goolag spying on you via your cell phone. (it location tracks even in "airplane mode").



Getting a FISA warrant: does anyone here believe this process was properly followed in the case of Carter Page?


Old Lurker

No Exdem. Nor do I think they cared what Carter Page was doing; they just wanted a "legal" reason to surveil the entire Trump machine. Also I think they were doing that way before they even asked for a warrant.


Here is the YouTube to Henry's 1:53 if you want to skip The Daily Caller's horrible website:



..for those who want to read the Woods Procedure for themselves:


one thing i noticed right away: one of the 3 main items that must be addressed is "the existence and nature of any prior or ongoing asset relationship between the subject [PAGE] and the FBI."

So the fact that Page worked for the FBI undercover since 2013, and was an instrumental witness in their prosecution of several Russian spies in 2016, was presumably clearly stated to the FISC, yes?

hoos there

"Goolag spying on you via your cell phone. (it location tracks even in "airplane mode")."

Anyone who uses anything provided by Google assigns little to no value to their privacy. And not just Google, but 3rd party apps as well. Uber had gotten in trouble for continuing to track users after their ride was over - https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/01/503985473/uber-now-tracks-passengers-locations-even-after-theyre-dropped-off (Uber claims they no longer do this). Apple is probably not much better but at least their business model is not primarily focused on marketing data (third parties).

Also, certain Intel chips can be access even if your computer is turned off: "Almost all AMT features are available even if the PC is in a powered-off state but with its power cord attached" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Active_Management_Technology

There are some companies working on developing PCs and phones that use firmware/software that is 100% open source (usually meaning linux based). Here is one company that is working on it and their laptop offers a physical on/off switch for cam/mic and wifi/bluetooth (their planned phone will also offer physical switches to disconnect these items): https://puri.sm/


Does TM not give hat tips? I posted that review days ago.


What is the gadget the intrepid reporter put in line between his phone and the mothership that allowed him to see what was being uploaded?


The complaint department is in the corner. Just write your formal complaint and deposit it in the slot labeled “incinerator”.


That article at 2:09 was informative about the process but the conclusion is weak. "There are a lot of rules so it's probably legit."

Others on the left are arguing a tautology: "the rules couldn't have broken because there are rules against that."


TM can't keep up with us, anonamom, and to his credit, he's never pretended that he can or does.

Old Lurker

Porch, did you see the NYT link Clarice posted to the Shakespeare guy? It was fascinating.

Old Lurker

"he's never pretended that he can or does." or even wants to even on his most bored days.


agreed, Porch. another interesting aspect is to ask: 'what are the consequences when the required procedures are not followed'?

these may be internal procedures, but their violation impacts the civil rights of US citizens. what is the remedy for that?


these may be internal procedures, but their violation impacts the civil rights of US citizens. what is the remedy for that?

exdem, nobody seems to know. And I mean really nobody.

OL, I missed the Shakespeare link.


This story will tug at your, er, heart strings...

"Eighth graders collect tampons to help Penn first-generation students who can't afford them "


Janet 🚬

Does TM not give hat tips? I posted that review days ago.

Good Lord. Hopefully you are joking.


The Wall Street Journal @WSJ

Trump names tax lawyer Charles Rettig to run IRS

Old Lurker



fdcol63 🇺🇸

"Does TM not give hat tips? I posted that review days ago."

"Good Lord. Hopefully you are joking."

Man, isn't this the truth! You'd had to live here and do absolutely nothing else to keep up with this stream of consciousness on JOM! LOL

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