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September 30, 2018

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narciso

If you were wondering:


https://mobile.twitter.com/YossiGestetner/status/1047334282849652736?p=v

Old Lurker

Jane "The SOL on the tax issues has long expired. Not that the left won't ignore that if it gets them to impeachment."

Unless they can charge criminal fraud but even that does not matter. I don't have Jack's Latin, but there is probably a saying for "cheated once, probably still cheating" and that will be used to get into open returns then they are off to the races. In any event, Impeachment is not a criminal proceeding, it is a political proceeding, just like confirming a SCOTUS nominee is and you see how rules of evidence and SOLs are helping him, right?

Captain Hate

Appalled, what is the insane employee of the prosecutor's office ranting about? Double E seems to be getting on board the MAGA bandwagon. Does that make him an apostate?

Threadkiller

Maybe no indictments means that they don’t think they have enough evidence to convict yet.

I presented this notion during the last set of Trump's negative comments directed towards Sessions.

I suggested that Trump was frustrated that his political Smart Bomb was being delayed from an effective deployment so he threatened to release info himself just to light a fire at the DOJ.

Tom R

4D really was just a silly joke started on the Reddit and 4chan sites as a shorthand for how Trump operates.

Technically 4D Chess Theory is an internet meme, not a silly joke. It has also gone viral so regardless of how many JOMers get bent out of shape because the term gets used here it isn't going away anytime soon.

Part of winning the new Counter-Counterculture War and defeating the Progressives requires winning the hearts and minds of the younger generations. They are the ones who dominate social media sites like 4chan and The Donald subreddit and they are the ones who started the 4D Chess Theory meme. It has even spread to Snapchat and Instagram which my kids spend almost all their waking hours on. My 18 year old saw a Trump 4D Chess Theory meme on Instagram a couple weeks back and showed it to me. He posted it to a GroupMe chat group that has over 500 of his high school classmates on it. It immediately triggered the SJW students.

Social media is a primary battlefield for the hearts and minds of American voters which is why so many conservatives are getting censored now. Internet memes on social media influence public opinion so instead of people insisting they aren't legit it may be a good idea to start embracing them.

Old Lurker

MM "I sincerely hope I haven't come across as patronizing."

Ditto what Cap'n said, MM.

I feel the same way about Iggy after all these years.

Captain Hate

All the lies that fit:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=377407

narciso

The frank burnsifaction of admiral kriatol, is somewhat amusing.

Old Lurker

Derwill "Then it seems to me he has his own reasons for allowing events to unfold as they are. He has a whole lot more information than we do, particularly with regard to potential consequences and the ramifications of whatever options, obstacles, and conflicting goals he is probably facing. And us armchair quarterbacks really have no idea what his battlefield terrain really looks like."

All true.

So what?

Serfs are just supposed to show up for work every day and accept whatever is placed in the dinner bowl?

Do you really think Trump would be here if the Tea Party agitators had not awakened the the people who came to be his voters? Tea Party folks were not willing to accept that the government leaders "had more information and their own reasons" or even had a clue about what they thought was wrong in the land.

Appalled

CH:

Most of the posts are Kavenaugh -- with some chewing over the testimony. Like most of the right both Trump and neverTrump, the posters there think he's getting a raw deal.

narciso


It would be a good idea:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1047535317287391232?p=v

Captain Hate

Appalled, the blog owner was pleased with the selection of Kavanaugh from the outset, while still bullheadedly not acknowledging that it was part and parcel of a more conservative agenda than most of us had predicted.

derwill

Ol, Well if it were me I’d do what’s best for the country first. And I’m not going to assume at this point that I know what that is.

I was going to say that maybe you should write to Trump and offer him your services, but that would be snarky, so I won’t.

Miss Marple

Old Lurker,

You demonstrated my point. I am not offended at all about not knowing, because no one ever tells me anything anyway and I have never been in charge.

On the other hand, you see it as being dismissed as serfs.

I Don't think this disagreement and frustration is going to end until you see some clear cut evidence. I am NOT criticizing you nor do I think I know what's going on. I do not. I do wonder about that huge number of sealed indictments, the rumors that Lisa Page is talking, and the remarkable transformation of Lindsey Graham.

Old Lurker

Perhaps a silly question, but what, at this point, does it matter how many crimes Ford has committed in the last six months? The FBI is not looking into it and the nomination supposedly gets voted up or down Friday. If Kavanaugh wins, nobody is ever going to think about getting back at Ford. If Kavanaugh loses, our problem is with the Senate and she just revealed how screwed we are.

Ford was last week's battle.

henry

Trump alert test at 2:18

Tom R

JMH @ 1:38

Perhaps I could have worded my point better but the intent was to point out there is a substantial difference between strategic planning for businesses and strategic planning for military operations. KK thinks he has better understanding of strategic planning than I do. I stipulated he does because I have zero experience running a business. I do however have 30+ years of combined military service so i'm inclined to believe I am qualified to speak from a military strategic planning perspective. Trump obviously is a subject matter expert at running a business. Trump is also a disciple of Sun Tzu which indicates he has incorporated aspects of military strategic planning into both how he has ran his businesses as well as how he is running the country.

Appalled

CH:

Judges are part of the deal Trump made to get the right fully on board, and he's kept his end of the deal.

Extraneus

Donald Trump: Voters Are ‘REALLY ANGRY’ over Democrats Mistreating Brett Kavanaugh

Extraneus

Donald Trump: Vote or Suffer ‘Holier than Thou’ Democrat Hypocrites in Power

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Presidential IM set the dogs to barking. LOL

RattlerGator

I had a bunch of comments but I've flushed them in favor of this:

* * *

What you have with Trump and his team of military leaders is a fusion of both business and military subject matter experts who have developed a long term strategic plan to implement the MAGA agenda and defeat the domestic enemies of the US (Progressives, Deep State, Uniparty Establishment, etc).

That gives me a lot of optimism for the future.

Posted by: Tom R | October 03, 2018 at 12:49 PM

I think that deserves a . . .

Boom BooYahKahShah Boom Boom Boom !!!

I suspect a bunch of people here are going to be embarrassed by their incredible negativity in the face of what is the rather obvious success of a brilliant plan. Especially some here who are overly reliant upon business practices and what has previously passed for standard politics.

And yes, JMHanes, Tom R's experience with military planners *does* make his own expertise more salient than that of others on the issues before us. It's the primary reason Trump won, and it's likely the primary reason Trump was recruited to run. Our political class, dominated by Ivy League idiots, didn't know how to engage the economic war being waged on us, and -- in fact -- didn't know how to acknowledge it. Our military guys didn't have that problem and after Benghazi . . . enough of them said, to hell with this bullshit.

Enter Donald Trump.

The world has changed. Y'all might as well go ahead and acknowledge that. Trump, with tremendous support from a range of Americans, forced that with some hellacious 4D chess.

As I've repeatedly said, we've already won. Life is short, gang. Some of y'all need to learn how to enjoy some of these wins and begin participating in the effort to *maintain* this victory. You don't do that by bitching and moaning about what the hell you can't see that's not six inches in front of your nose.

Competent professionals are in charge and handling their business.

The Democrats aren't going to come close to winning the House . . . and they know it.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Now the TV goes off. Just let the dogs out.. woof woof woof woof...

Miss Marple

Boy am I glad I remembered to let my daughter in Mexico know about that alert! If I hadn't warned her it would have scare her to death!

Extraneus

If Kavanaugh wins, nobody is ever going to think about getting back at Ford.

I disagree! She can't be allowed to become another St. Anita Hill 30 years from now. She must be deservedly slimed into oblivion.

James D.


Perhaps a silly question, but what, at this point, does it matter how many crimes Ford has committed in the last six months? The FBI is not looking into it and the nomination supposedly gets voted up or down Friday. If Kavanaugh wins, nobody is ever going to think about getting back at Ford.

That would be a huge mistake.

Whether Kavanaugh is confirmed or not, if Ford perjured herself and committed other crimes, there NEEDS to be a heavy cost paid (and not just by her but by the people who coached/abetted her).

Even if Kavanaugh is confirmed, her lies caused tremendous, probably irreperable harm to Kavanaugh's reputation, put his wife and children in danger from a whole army of prog lunatics, generated a million dollar windfall for Ford herself through the GoFundMe campaign, and God only knows how much fundraising for the Dems who are squeezing every penny they can from this shameful eposide.

And it massively exacerbated tensions across the country in dangerous ways.

There damned well BETTER be some consequences for that.

If not, the Dems will do it again, and maybe next time one of their lunatics will get up from the keyboard and actually try to kill the next GOP nominee, or one of their family members.

Screw that. Make her pay.

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Many thanks for posting the Orrin Hatch article which I could not access--even with JOM kung fu-ery tricks.

Belligerent - I'm beginning to like that word. We are at WAR. Shouldn't we all be filled with loud, righteous anger?

Extraneus

Collins: Trump’s Comments on Ford ‘Just Plain Wrong’

Wednesday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) commented on President Donald Trump mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh last night during a rally in Mississippi.

Collins said, “The president’s comments were just plain wrong.”

Extraneus

Lindsey Graham: Amy Klobuchar Owes Brett Kavanaugh Apology for ‘Smear Campaign’

Referring to Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where the Supreme Court nominee apologized after he got caustic with Klobuchar, Graham told Sean Hannity Monday night that “this is the one that bothers me the most. [Kavanaugh] apologized to Amy Klobuchar for snapping at her. What would you do if you were accused of all these things, had your life ruined?”

“Here’s what I think,” Graham said, “Amy Klobuchar should apologize to Kavanaugh and his family for being part of a smear campaign that I haven’t seen in over 20 years in politics.”

henry

Apparently we already won and should be dancing the last 80 yards into the end zone while ignoring the stampeding herd behind us.

Tom R

Not the kind of MLB record you want associated with your name.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/10/03/baltimore-orioles-chris-davis-worst-hitting-season-ever/

derwill

TK, I can see where Sessions would be more cautious re indictments than Trump.

Extraneus

There was more, Frau, but I can't get past the WSJ firewall either. I pulled that excerpt from Insty.

Captain Hate

Maybe the DOJ isn't completely on board this brilliant plan:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/03/chris-collins-challenger-nate-mcmurray-863117

pj

and to think - of the GOP candidates in 2016 Graham was 17th on my list ... of 17

Trump was 16

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Ext sez: I disagree! She can't be allowed to become another St. Anita Hill 30 years from now. She must be deservedly slimed into oblivion.

Yes... Anita Hill is still cashing in on her political theater: A crotch hair!!! She did her best to blemish Clarence Thomas and his life's accomplishments before and after.

Porchlight

and to think - of the GOP candidates in 2016 Graham was 17th on my list ... of 17

Trump was 16


"So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."

--Matthew 20:16

Miss Marple

One of the things I would like to see is some method to demonstrate that these SJW Dems are not the St. Francis types but are really big hypocrites, using their virtue signaling to assume power and grab as much money as possible.

A good start was pointing out that $3200 outfit that young rep candidate was wearing. Where did she get the money for that outfit? Did she use campaign funds? Is she independently wealthy? Was it donated by the designer and reported as an in-kind contribution?

How much money do the Clinton's have? Where did it come from? Who donates to that foundation? Who gets money from it? Do any donations go to anyone other than political allies?

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Last minute indictments of Republican politicians is curious...couldn't be a planned tactic, could it?

Porchlight

I didn't get the text. Stupid old 2006 LG flip phone. :(

Extraneus

She did her best to blemish Clarence Thomas and his life's accomplishments before and after.

Arguably the greatest black American in a century.

Pinandpuller

Here we go again? Groundhog Day?

Old Lurker

MM "On the other hand, you see it as being dismissed as serfs."

Why are you borrowing trouble there, MM, just to get a dig into me? My comment was specifically to rebut derwill's - hence my posting exactly what was said to which I was reacting. Why do you conflate "wanting to see actual action (on L&O)" with "wanting to know every little detail"?

I thought it was the responsibility of every citizen to be critical 24x7 about the actions of our government and it's leaders so that changes can be made and enforced.

Without that, we are serfs.

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Porch - perfect.

Captain Hate

Maybe they're staggering them by time zones, Porch. Mrs H's flip phone got one.

Threadkiller

TK, I can see where Sessions would be more cautious re indictments than Trump.

Thank you, derwill. When I presented this notion before I was derided by others as not being capable of understanding or seeing the brilliance of Trump trashing Sessions.

Tom R

Is that Michael Avenatti in the last picture of this article?

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/10/03/christine-blasey-ford-friend-in-delaware-was-career-fbi-agent-and-likely-together-during-accusation-letter-construct/#more-154865

Old Lurker

James, you and Ext both miss my point about justice for Ford. If we cannot bring justice to one who abused her position to enrich foreign countries and in the process amass several hundred million of her own; if we can allow a sitting President to direct the massive, massive powers of the justice and intelligence arms of the government to tilt elections away from what the people want to what he wants; if we cannot bring justice to IRS officials who used their vast powers to personal political ends; if we cannot even bring justice to senior officials who lie under oath to Congress...

Then why do you think we can bring justice to some nut who did much much less than all of the above?

That is where you end up when justice for obvious crimes is not delivered.

Extraneus

Btw, let's not forget what the Senate, and particularly Ted Kennedy, did to Miguel Estrada and his family.

For Rove, the most painful example was Miguel Estrada, who had worked in the Solicitor General’s office, and who was Bush’s first appellate-court nominee, in 2001. Estrada withdrew his name twenty-eight months after being nominated. During the confirmation struggle, Estrada’s wife miscarried; in November, 2004, she died, of an overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills. The death was ruled accidental by the medical examiner. Rove said that Mrs. Estrada had been traumatized by the nastiness of the process.

https://pjmedia.com/parenting/how-christine-blasey-ford-proof-your-son/

Porchlight

Everybody else got theirs, though. Many groans in the office. I laughed.

Porchlight

Is that Michael Avenatti in the last picture of this article?

Tom R, yes it is Avenatti, but the woman is not Ford IMO, despite the speculation.

Extraneus

I thought Sundance was implying that it might be McLean, not Ford.

Miss Marple

Old Lurker,

I was NOT trying to get a dig in at you!!!

That is your stated opinion and I believe one sincerely held!

If anything, look at how I describe myself. I am probably not critical enough, because I have no management experience.

And just to make it plain why you may be closer to right than I am, not being in charge and too gullible cost me a whole lot of my savings, a lifetime's worth of collected antiques, and my home of over 30 years. I didn't even get my credit cards paid because the SOB declared bankruptcy.

You are living in a very nice area and have a well-planned futuree. I have one bedroom in my daughter's house.

So, while I understand the value of being questioning and critical about administration policies, I am temperamentally incapable of doing so, even though I learned a hard lesson from it.

Does that make it plain? I again did not mean to offend. I wish you had been giving me advice 3 years ago!

Old Lurker

And with that, 2200 posts is too many for me.

I hope to be in a better mood if a new thread ever comes our way.

Miss Marple

Porch light,

ChiTown Lurker wants me to tell you that it is believed that it is McLean pictured with Avenatti and not Ford.

derwill

TK, I watch a lot of true crime on the ID channel—my little guilty pleasure. A lot of times the cops think they’ve got enough evidence against the perpetrators for an indictment and the DA says nope, not enough. Interestingly, the eventual indictment doesn’t come until they get a new DA, even though no new evidence has been found.

Extraneus

I didn't say I thought the DoJ would go after her, OL. Vigilante justice is what's called for in her case. As soon as Kav is confirmed, and especially if he isn't, no one should care if some mean things send Sen. Collins to the fainting couches. Ford needs to be destroyed, and I'd contribute to a GoFundMe for that purpose.

Old Lurker

It does, MM, thanks. I know you and I have gone around that tree often and I know you don't mean some things the way I take them, and I think you also know that I don't mean to be mean to you either.

Anxiety levels are just off the charts, everywhere I look!

Miss Marple

Old Lurker,

I am keeping this page open. If you are on Apple 2200 posts are too many. I have learned this since my monitor crapped out.

I will go send a begging post to our host.

Tom R

I thought Sundance was implying that it might be McLean, not Ford.

That is how I interpreted it as well but I wasn't sure if it was Avenatti in the picture.

Old Lurker

Agree completely, Ext. Ford and the others, and Flake & Murkowski & Collins & Feinstein and all the others need to pay a very heavy price.

Yes I know Flake is leaving but he needs to hurt big time, somehow.

Extraneus

Gibson's Plan to Exit Bankruptcy Formally Approved

The guitar giant will be restructured; CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is ousted.
jimmyk

Btw, let's not forget what the Senate, and particularly Ted Kennedy, did to Miguel Estrada and his family.

I don't recall that the Dems sunk to the level of character assassination that they did with Bork, Thomas, and now worst of all, Kavanaugh. It was basically just a filibuster, with Durbin letting slip that it was because Estrada was Hispanic.

Pinandpuller

Extraneus


They didn't cede(or seed) the moral high ground so much as Zone it for industrial waste.

Tom R

If Avenatti has some kind of formal connection with former FBI agent McLean and McLean collaborated with Dr Ford this past summer to help bring down Kavanaugh, then this movie has gotten another surprising plot twist. I would really like to know how Sundance discovers his information and pictures.

Janet 🚬

((and to think - of the GOP candidates in 2016 Graham was 17th on my list ... of 17

Trump was 16


"So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen."

--Matthew 20:16))

Really interesting! Makes me think of David in the OT too.

Pinandpuller

4D is just a way to describe the Pong champ who signs up for World of Warcraft.

Miss Marple

If someone could find that clip of Gaham questioning Kavanaugh, it might bring a little clarity to this situation.

Graham was JAG in the Air Force. I do not know if he still maintains a commission in the Reserves. If he does, what if he was called up and read into what is going on?

This isn't about Planned Parenthood or women's rights. That is the cover the dem power types are using.


This is about nation nail security and treason, and the reason they fear Kavanaugh is because he will push for military tribunals.

Somebody find that clip of Graham and Kavanaugh! It will give tou chills!

Tom R

This guy makes a great point and reinforces my optimism in Trump.

https://twitter.com/unseen1_unseen/status/1047370671658074112?s=21

With Trump you don’t know what is coming next. You just know something is coming.

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Miguel Estrada could not be allowed the honor of being the first Hispanic on the SC because the democrats needed it to be one of "theirs."

The democrats want to control "the first democrat [__blank______] to win" entry. They want the first female this and that, the first black this and that, the first Hispanic this and that, now going for the first unknown gender this and that, followed closely by the first illegal resident this and that.

Pinandpuller

Do you want an Ender Wiggin who's brilliant but doesn't actually know what's at stake?

Extraneus

Couldn't even be allowed on the Court of Appeals, Frau. Too dangerous.

Old Lurker

MM "they fear Kavanaugh is because he will push for military tribunals."

Heck...maybe they fear that he will push the Chief Justice to give a s**t about the FISA courts under his jurisdiction. It galls me that Roberts is getting a pass on all that.

Extraneus

Inmates at Irish prison allegedly have Chinese takeout brought in by drone

fdcol63 🇺🇸

A little levity ... sorry I couldn't include EVERYONE!

Old Lurker

Ext, they have already said that after denying Kavanaugh SCOTUS, they want him removed from the bench altogether. That'll teach em. Don't just beat them, destroy them so their kind never rise again.

Miss Marple

I did not know that about Mrs. Estrada! How awful!

Old Lurker

Fantastic, fdcol.

Miss Marple

Haha!

You show some real talent there, fdcol63!

Porchlight

Yes, sorry, the woman pictured with Avenatti was speculated to be Monica McLean, not Ford.

I don't think it's Monica McLean either.

henry

Fun comic fdcol!

Old Lurker

Which brings me back to Harvard Law firing him. On the Boston local news last night they had cameras at the law school where they were interviewing female law students. The organized opposition which produced that outcome used the line "we cannot have a man like that having an impact on the training of new lawyers".

I think that's why I have been so pissy all day.

derwill

Mitchell getting Ford to flat-out perjure herself with those polygraph questions doesn’t seem like it could be attributed to blind luck to me.

Old Lurker

fdcol "we're gonna need a bigger boat"

Old Lurker

derwill, I thought the same thing. Mitchell was like a laser on that line of questions.

henry

Fox News says 1 copy of FBI report to Congress later this afternoon.

https://twitter.com/nlmrod/status/1047563721613234176?s=21

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

OL @ 3:26 - another reason to punish the Clinton Crime Family by any and all methods available.

Bravo, Mr. Estrada. This man knows the enemies of the Republic:

Miguel Estrada really, really does not like Chuck Schumer. The high-powered lawyer from Honduras recently said he will not accept any nomination from the White House if it requires being "civil to Chuck Schumer."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/miguel-estrada-really-doesnt-like-chuck-schumer-for-good-reason

Karma needs to pay a visit to Chuck Shumer asap.
His time on the Public Teat has long been over.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

It's impossible to name the most despicable Democrat.

Captain Hate

Who needs some laughs?

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=377411

Old Lurker

Read it and weep:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/1-in-3-fail-us-citizenship-test-just-19-for-americans-45-and-younger

Tom R

Apparently the conservative @wiredsources Twitter account that gets cited here a lot was suspended by Twitter for reasons unknown.

James D.

Karma needs to pay a visit to Chuck Shumer asap.
His time on the Public Teat has long been over.

Unfortunately, his time on the public teat will continue until the day he dies.

And probably past that, since I'm sure there are incredibly generous survivor's benefits that we will get to pay to his next of kin once he takes up residence in whichever circle of hell he's destined for.

Frau  Schmeissen Sie das Schwein 'raus!

Karma or the Grim Reaper...

In purloined emails that were later leaked to the press, an aide to Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin explained to his boss that strategists had "identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment." Afraid of that possibility, Schumer kept filibustering.

The Bush White House described Schumer's filibustering as "shameful politics." And after 28 months of being left in confirmation limbo, Estrada had enough. He withdrew his name from consideration and returned to private practice.

Clearly time has not healed that wound or taught civility to Schumer for that matter. Now that he's risen to the rank of minority leader, there's nothing to suggest that the Democrat has become any less partisan and vicious.

fdcol63 🇺🇸

CH ... OMG!

I almost choked on the Jim Acosta one!

ROFLMAO!

jimmyk

The John Bolton gesture on "Palestine" must have made a bunch of liberal heads explode:

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1047544729825677312

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

WHAT a great humor link from Ace! He got the President's rally tone just right, and I was please to see that clip of Bolton using air quotes around the name "Palestine."

Appalled

fdcol63 shows what amounts to a hottub, and doesn't include Beasts....

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/092718_Subpoena.pdf

Sessions subpoenaed...

narciso


Maybe he was senator gearied:

https://babalublog.com/2018/10/02/jeff-flake-totally-trusts-the-claims-of-kgb-trained-communist-spies-and-secret-police-who-claim-total-innocence-of-any-sonic-attacks-against-u-s-diplomats-in-cuba-but-scoffs-at-brett-kavanaugh/

jimmyk

Anyone else fear the FBI report will be a "glass half full/half empty" exercise? From what we learned before, they don't conclude anything, just report findings of fact? And facts will neither decisively refute nor confirm Ford's charges?

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