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December 07, 2018

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Tom R

He thinks we should give CONGRESS more of someone elses money. Because they do so well with the money they've already confiscated.

Gus,

Could you do everyone here a favor and try to keep up with the topic of conversation before spewing out your nonsense? I was conceding to the point cathyf made at 1:40.

anonamom

OK, since you all kept quiet so I could watch four days of tributes and eulogies, which I greatly appreciate, I'll start in on him:

https://amgreatness.com/2018/12/06/george-h-w-bush-and-the-failure-of-american-foreign-policy/

Feel free to rip him to shreds.

I do truly appreciate your restraint.

(And can you imagine what it felt like to that ultra straight arrow have horn dog BILL CLINTON beat you???)

Captain Hate

GHWB was the personification of a Deep State President.

GUS

Poor Tiny Tom.

GUS

Tiny Tom, you don't speak for anyone but yourself.

Narciso79

Considering the extraordinary events of the cold war, it did seem anticlimactic.

Account Deleted

Good cinematic parallel on the POTUS/Mueller meeting, narciso.

henry

That article on Barr & Mueller does not make either one look good.

Dave (in MA)

I saw it being circulated and figured it was a fake quote at first.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
13m13 minutes ago
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Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!

Narciso79

Tillerson is who he was told to pick, as a bridge to the establishment he shared allof the bad counter maga mindsets.

Tom R

For your entertainment:

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420301-ocasio-cortez-fires-back-at-trump-jr-keep-trolling-we-have-subpoena-power-next

Extraneus

Guess you have to take the bad with the good when it comes to Trump. I know he likes to retaliate, but between that Tillerson tweet and the whining about Mueller, he seems to be losing his edge.

Jane

BOY that Tillerson tweet seems unnecessary.

GUS

Ext, have FAITH, this is part of the 4-D.

Extraneus

Market's in a real tailspin today. NASDAQ down 3%.

Account Deleted

Keep stirring the pot, Mr. President.

Will Tillerson be joining the Trumpenfreude list?

Trump=Trump no matter how much anybody decides to cringe on any given day re something he says.

BTW, any news on all of those empty seats at State which Tillerson was responsible for emptying? Has Pompeo been hiring?

Captain Hate

Wasn't it JOM RINO fave Condi Rice that recommended Tillerson?

Narciso79

Yes and Kissinger as well.

Captain Hate

What could go wrong?

Momto2

I caught a short segment of Rush as I was driving today. It seemed he was sharing a theory that Meuller staffed his committee all Trump haters because he knew there was "no *there* there" and it was insurance to protect himself when he had to admit - no Russia collusion. As in - if these guys couldn't find any evidence with all the anti-Trump feelings they possess - then truly it doesn't exist. So don't blame me (Meuller).

This was a theory I had not heard before and wondered if he really believes it or was just shooting the breeze. Anyone else hear him today?

Old Lurker

He was quoting a third party, Mom.

Account Deleted

All of this going on in DC feels like garbage time in an NFL game between two teams not in the hunt.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Poland trolls UN global warmists
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/poland_trolls_the_global_environmentalists_at_un_climate_meeting.html

"The Polish Coal Miners band, dressed in smart black uniforms and wearing traditional miners caps, struck up a tune as confused-looking delegates arrived at the convention center in Katowice, a city in the heart of Poland's coal mining country.

Coal was proudly displayed in cases around the convention pavilion. Coal, fashioned in jewelry, was for sale. A coal-based cosmetic company even touted products that it claimed would treat 'both body and soul.'

In addressing the delegates in his opening remarks, Polish President Andrzej Duba said Poland has no plans to give up coal"

MissMarple2

Back and got the groceries unloaded! At least it's a sunny day, if cold (and colder tonight - down in the lower teens).

Did you guys miss where Tillerson said he had to keep telling Trump he couldn't do stuff because it was illegal? That statement was given in a public forum.

Trump always hits back twice as hard.I's a rule he lives by. It is in his books. He hadn't said one word about Tillerson in all this time until Tillerson spoke out. So there you go.

It's how Trump is. He is not a mild-mannered type, and he won't be crossed. We elected a junkyard dog and that is what we got.

Tillerson should have kept quiet. You will note that Corey Lewandowski never says anything critical about him.

Tom R

Going back to the earlier discussion, does the term "blocked" as used in the context below refer to freezing assets, seizing assets or something else?

All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.

Account Deleted

Song comes on the radiddio this morning along with a thought: the Clintoona appropriated tuneage-- "Don't. Stop. Thinkin' About Tomorrow."

Shirley. Don't stop thinkin about tomorrow so we can finish screwin you right now.

That's all.

Extraneus

Someone else said John Solomon floated that theory, Mom. Sounds like b.s. to me. Why not staff with hard-nosed people from both sides if you can't find apolitical types?

James D.

Before you abandon support for Trump, were you aware that 47 states have some form of civil asset forfeiture laws for state/local crimes? Only North Carolina, New Mexico and Nebraska have banned it at the state level.

Here are some more stats. Only 15 states require a conviction before seizing assets. 34 states require the defendant to prove the assets were not acquired via criminal activity.

Oh, I think most of us are well aware of that.

Every one of those 47 states is corrupt, and the practice needs to be abolished in all of them.

Of course it won’t be, because human nature sucks and it’s a very rare person who will ever surrender the slightest amount of power over their fellow man.

MissMarple2

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/12/carlson-has-tuckered-out.html?spref=tw

This is based on the Washington Post article, which I won't read. I see from Surber's article that the original was from a German-language paper, so I would like to see the translation and the original German.

However, Surber could be right he has been frightened by threats, so I will just ignore him until I get the straight truth.

Account Deleted

Carlson's rant is peculiar to say the least.

But then again, when it comes to media personae, IDGAF.

What's the latest with the verbally compliant Chinese Communist thieves and the "smooth communications"-- those lying road apples.

Tom R

Someone else said John Solomon floated that theory

Here is what confuses me about John Solomon. I have seen him referred to on Hannity as an investigative journalist but if you look at his articles on The Hill he is listed as an Opinion Contributor. I thought within the field of journalism there was a explicit distinction between an investigative journalist (who reports facts based on their investigation) and an oped writer (who uses facts as a foundation for their opinion which is expressed to influence a narrative).

I assume Solomon has some high level inside sources so from the investigative journalist angle the Mueller theory was leaked to him by an inside source. From the oped writer angle his Mueller theory is an opinion he came up with himself.

The fact that today is the first time I've ever heard anyone make that observation about why Mueller chose all Democrats to be on his team leads me to believe one of his inside sources leaked that information to him.

Account Deleted

Who keeps the books on law enforcement operations/investigations funded with seized-then liquidated- assets?

Who oversees purchases of equipment (and weaponry)?

Where is the dividing line between what gets spent on payments to individuals as compensation for services rendered?

Where are funds deposited, say, when assets are seized and liquidated at a local level? A cousin's bank?

Shirley all of these questions are answered in the transparency regs governing "civil asset forfeiture" at local, state, and national levels.

Extraneus

I've noticed that, too, Tom. Jeff Carlson seems to site Solomon's reporting fairly often, as if he takes it as fact. I assume Solomon has opinions similar to ours here, but he usually reports news rather than opinion.

Tom R

KK @ 4:05

There is a phone number at the bottom of this DOJ policy directive that you can call to get an answer to your question, at least for the federal level.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/982616/download

Jim Eagle

My hotel in Philly has a Ruth Chris Steak House and I had a late lunch and Dirty Goose Martini. You might say life is good😀

Frederick’s Acela gets in around 8:09 tonight and I think we are back here for late dinner.

I had to change hotels since I needed both Fri and Sat. Now I am a speck of Navy Blue in a forest of Army green.

Following the comments but like I have said before if Sessions had done the honorable thing and refused his nomination or resigned instead of recusL we would not be where we are. In fact, Trump was more loyal to Sessions than he was to Trump.

Go Navy, Beat Army.

[Army is ranked #25 in the country but it means squat in this game].

Old Lurker

Tucker Carlson has all day to shout from the rooftops that the German misunderstood what he said.

Crickets.

Probably too busy sorting through all the new dinner party invitations that were hand carried to him today.

Old Lurker

"lunch and Dirty Goose Martini"

You know, I was never able to do that successfully.

A man's got to know his limitations...

jimmyk

“ Since the committee has all the proper clearances it is just a stonewall by the DOJ. ”

I thought the main point of the closed hearing was precisely that he would have to answer such questions.

anonamom

Carlson didn't rant, he gave a completely accurate account of the multiple failures of what candidate Trump promised v what's been the current outcome.

So what? POTUS can't be responsible for what Congress has to do.

I find not one thing wrong w Tucker giving an honest, factual accounting of things promised and not given, and at the same time--it's not Trump's fault that he had ballless wonder Paul Ryan as Speaker.

anonamom

Jib, life is good!
Nothing like a martini, a steak and a boy coming in soon, is there???

Tom R

Levin and Beck are partners now?

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/419677-michelle-malkin-departs-crtv-one-day-after-blaze-merger-announced

Extraneus

Just don't eat the baked potato! Or dessert!

Old Lurker

Amom...the "Not Capable" bit tipped his hand.

Old Lurker

Ext "Just don't eat the baked potato! Or dessert!"

Don't make me Hush you, my friend.

Tom R

JiB @ 4:16

I hope you enjoy spending time with your son tomorrow discussing why Navy lost again.

Go Army!!!!

Dave (in MA)

Tom R | December 07, 2018 at 03:24 PM,

Not only do they eat dogs, they have their Marxist ghost writers mention in in their "auto"biographies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4HZglcX1Lo

Captain Hate

All of this going on in DC feels like garbage time in an NFL game between two teams not in the hunt.

Perfect analogy. Let's pass a temporary CR and GTFOOH. Good riddance to all of them, particularly the GOP. Who will ever trust those lying eunuchs again? Not who we are? Fuck you, Junior.

Extraneus

My wife follows amom's advice on carbs, OL, which is why I have my own stash of knishes from Gabilla's deli. They ship them fresh with an ice pack. Great.

anonamom

Comey live on Fox right now

Captain Hate

I find not one thing wrong w Tucker giving an honest, factual accounting of things promised and not given, and at the same time--it's not Trump's fault that he had ballless wonder Paul Ryan as Speaker.

Now *that* I can agree with.

Old Lurker

So does mine, Ext. I have been known to visit a drive through Wendy's then empty my trash up the street before getting home.

That is secret, of course.

Buckeye

Go Navy!

Captain Hate

I'm sure Yapper Tapper will be all over this:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/and-journalists-wonder-why-nobody-believes-them-now-journalists-lauded-former-attorney-general-jeff/

cathyf

I seem to remember that Ryan took the job because no one else wanted it. If I’m remembering correctly then it’s the whole House that are cowardly losers...

Old Lurker

That works for me, Cathy.

Jim Eagle

Tom R.

Gracious of you but there are never favorites in this game as you know.

Navy still has the most wins👍

And Air Force the most CinC trophies.

This year we are forgoing the March-On in favor a warm seat, food and libation in the club.

Carry on!

PS OL, since I am not driving I though a nice Goose Martini appropriate to the ocassion. Now on a very nice glass of Trefthen Chardonnay.

Tom R

Tucker should clarify these comments of his on his show tonight.

Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: “No.”

His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn’t understand the system, and his own agencies don’t support him.

“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things,” he added.

Jim Eagle

Amom,

Didn’t mean to slight your comment. It was truly appreciated. What Dads live for. Taking in a great game and weekend with your son. Always love the sense of awe and inspiration he gets at the game. Who knows where he ends up.

Dave (in MA)

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/315158/#comment-4230242079

Ha, still an asshole.

anonamom

Oh my--lawyer who recorded his client's conversation goes to prison.

If there wasn't anything you could give up on POTUS, you should have minded your Ps and Qs.

MissMarple2

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/07/joni-ernst-senate-iowa-congress-campaign-2020-election-senator-candidate-trump-republican-senator/2238987002/

anonamom

JiB--moms live for it too. ;-)

Just dumped the majority of my month's workdays so I can hang around when the guys are home. My schedule gets made nearly two months in advance---WAY too soon for my guys to know when/if they'll be home. Volunteered to work the holidays, only to find out I'll have a full house.

It's all working out.

Jim Eagle

anonamom,

Of course they do. They are the anchors. Men are ballast.

So, he is on the Acela in Business Class, and can't find a seat but in the Cafe. I text him to tell the conductor he needs a seat. Fully paid ticket. Comes back to me that there are a lot of train hoppers. I tell him screw the hoppers make the conductor find you the seat we paid for.

Amtrak is a government subsidy operation, and acting like it.

MissMarple2

Whoever questioned me earlier, you were right. Huber isn't in Kansas, he's in Utah.

henry

ChuckRoss

Prosecutors in New York deal a blow to Michael Cohen, say he had not fully cooperated with their investigation. Recommend a "substantial" prison sentence of around 4 years. dailycaller.com/2018/12/07/mue… @dailycaller

anonamom

so Cohen proves to be a total nothingburger.

Whoda thunk???

hrtshpdbox

“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things".

There's nothing to clarify there, unless to say "I never said that". Tucker is displeased with the pace of the wall, so insults the person who promised it. The fact that the wall had no chance of being built by any of the people that Tucker and his friends preferred to Trump gets lost in the shuffle.

hrtshpdbox

And Tucker committed the cardinal sin of criticizing the United States while being overseas (or in an overseas paper, at any rate). Shades of the Dixie Chicks. I hate that shizzle.

henry

PaulSperry

BREAKING: In his just-filed memo recommending sentencing for Michael Cohen, Special Counsel Mueller finally acknowledges the president's personal lawyer never actually made contact with Putin or even Putin's press secretary in the defunct Moscow real estate project

Jane

Re: Tucker citing 3 things Trump promised and didn't get done. What did he get wrong?

Boy Mueller looks like an idiot.

Captain Hate

Damn straight, box; I like Tucker but he's got some 'splainin' to do.

Extraneus

The (Breitbart) piece never mentions "disengaged" except in the headline.

Tillerson: Trump Won Because Voters ‘Disengaged’ on Important Issues

“I will be honest with you, it troubles me that the American people seem to want to know so little about issues that they are satisfied with a 128 characters,” Tillerson said, referencing Trump’s prolific use of Twitter. “I don’t want that to come across as a criticism of him,” he added. “It’s really a concern that I have about us as Americans and us as a society and us as citizens.”

Tillerson also said “there’s no question” that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential elections, point blank. “What Russia wants to do is undermine our confidence, and undermine the world’s confidence in us,” he told reporters. Of Putin, he said “many people talk about playing chess. [Putin] plays three-dimensional chess.”

Of the POTUS, Tillerson said, “So often, the president would say here’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it and I would have to say to him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law.'”

When Trump expressed frustration, the former Exxon Mobil CEO claimed he offered an olive branch. “I’d say ‘here’s what we can do. We can go back to Congress and get this law changed. And if that’s what you want to do, there’s nothing wrong with that.’ I told him I’m ready to go up there and fight the fight, if that’s what you want to do.”

Extraneus

That really was a dumb statement by Tillerson. Just because someone is effective on Twitter, that means voters are "satisfied with 128 characters"?

Dave (in MA)

Die Weltwoche may have/probably cherry-picked some of the things Chatsworth T. Osborne Jr. said for maximum anti-Trump effect.

Extraneus

I'm totally fine with this.

Americans Billed $27M to Fund ‘Reintegration’ Gift Bags for Deported Central Americans

Since 2014, American taxpayers have been billed nearly $30 million to fund school supplies, toys, clothing, and coloring books for migrants returning to Central America after being deported from the United States.

(Click to open pic.)

Extraneus

Btw, how do you get the gig to provide those gift bags?

henry

Bribe Hillary. Or Pelosi.

clarice

OL, How much is it worth to you to keep that secret?

Buckeye

Talking heads making a big to do about Cohen and Manafort.

I still think Mueller is fishing and so far hasn't caught any keepers.

Captain Hate

I seem to remember that Ryan took the job because no one else wanted it.

That was the explanation that was trotted out at the time but I don't know if I believe it or not, particularly with all the huge grandstanding egos on display. Granted for normal people it has the appeal of herding feral cats, but it's a high exposure gig with plenty of perqs.

So I'm throwing the bullshit flag on it, just like almost everything surrounding the huge disappointment named Paul Ryan.

Extraneus

Yeah, Captain. 3rd in line to the presidency.

"Oh, I really don't want this job, but I guess if you guys insist, I'll have to endure it for the good of the Republic. I mean, who else could possibly step in besides me?

OK, I'll do it."

Jim Eagle

Was it before or after his stint as Romney bat-man? All I know is that plagerising perv named Old Joe made him look like a kid who got caught stealing candy from the local store. Dan Crenshaw has more vision out of his one good eye than Ryan never had. [cuing maryrose:]

Captain Hate

After, Jack.

Pinandpuller

Greetings from Rapid City, SD. I'm in a little bit of a current events no go zone but a notification tells me the Clinton Foundation whistleblower has been working with the FBI and IRS for a year but that's doesn't explain the six hour raid on his house.

TTFN

Barbara

I still think Mueller is fishing and so far hasn't caught any keepers.

Buckeye,

I agree. I'm guessing that Mueller wants to keep his "investigation" alive right up to and through 2020. If and when he releases his report, the White House will respond. That response will address the FISA warrants - the very issue Mueller wants to bury in all these process crime pleas.

Flynn has yet to be sentenced. Why the delay? From a comment tweeted by Flynn's brother, I suspect that after he's sentenced Flynn will feel free to speak out.

Mueller is nothing but a smoke screen.

Art in Newport

Something a little different ...

Minnesota professor says the Virgin Mary didn't give consent to being impregnated.

... Found by Paul Joseph Watson

daddy

Rush said he had just had a long interview with Jon Solomon for his upcoming edition of the Limbaugh Letter. Rush did not mention what will appear in the Letter but Rush did mention that Solomon had told him he has a pet theory of why Mueller hired those 15 Anti-Trump Invesrigators, so all Rush was doing today was explaining what Jon Solomon's pet theory was.

Extraneus

Solomon's a pretty smart dude, so I guess we have to consider the possibility.

Can you imagine, as a straight-shooting law man, deciding to hire 17 rabid partisans to help you investigate someone they all hate and would be happy to frame?

Not even one of your people could call them on any biased actions? And that was the plan all along?

I'm not buying it.

Barbara

Neither am I, Extraneous.

daddy

I find not one thing wrong w Tucker giving an honest, factual accounting of things promised and not given,

Well I give Trump big credit for working his butt off to get a Tax cut through that nobody thought would ever happen, plus opening ANSR, and once again Trump only just got it through because he wasted so much time on whatever stupid Health Care fix "speedbump Paul Ryan" pretended he was pushing. And didn't Trump promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem? Damn straight, so Tucker Carlson and his blanket "No" statement can go to hell.

Captain Hate

Mueller's never been a straight shooting law man. He should be hanged by the neck in public.

Pinandpuller

https://youtu.be/cwPg8gJq_Kw

James D.

I would pay money to watch that, CH. I imagine a lot of us would.

daddy

ANWR. Sorry.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Agree with Ext at 7:14. Possible but c'mon.

More plausible is the many disparate elements comprising Swamp (gov agencies, rogue judges, Dems, GOPe, media, celebs, ...) work together to hem in Trump.
The Special Prosecutor is one such insurance project. It's jury rigged, blatantly partisan and unfair but other than Trump who complains? Media? Repubs? It is to laugh.

One question. Does the Swamp allow progress on judges in order to distract and placate Trump supporters? They're a peaceable lot but maybe throw 'em a bone to be safe. Or maybe the judge thing is separate from Trump.

MissMarple2

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-politicians-should-protect-us-citizens-not-criminal-aliens

This has excerpts from the President's speech in Kansas today.

Captain Hate

How to start an AoS discussion:

Who is dumber: AOC or Kabbalah?
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 07, 2018 07:05 PM (y7DUB)

That matchup would be the Ali-Frazier of stupidity.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 07, 2018 07:26 PM (YqDXo)

boatbuilder

Does it occur to Tillerson what the alternative to "128 characters" was? That nobody is "satisfied" with 128 characters? That perhaps, just maybe, a whole lot of people are sick to hell with the swampy elite and the truly ignorant who vote over and over again to keep them in place?

MissMarple2

This will be a major winter storm in western North Carolina, this Saturday night through Sunday, into Monday morning. A State of Emergency has been declared for North Carolina by the governor, in advance of the mess. #ncwx #scwx #vawx pic.twitter.com/KJ5LIpi4jO

— Geoff Cornish (@StormOfCorn) December 8, 2018

Map at the link.

Captain Hate

Mueller is more to protect Rodham and the JEF with weird diversions than to hem in Trump.

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