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January 08, 2019

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The Infamous Ignatz

So, how does a "conservative" like Kristol rationalize a commie puke like Omidyar finanacing his Bullshitwork?

Narciso79

People pay for bulwinkle that's what they are going to get.

henry

Then we have this:

zerohedge
‏ @zerohedge

RUSSIAN LAWYER VESELNITSKAYA CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING

https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1082663792973135873?s=12

MissMarple2

https://spectator.org/the-democratic-party-a-study-in-terminal-lucidity/

henry

hmmm...

Jesse Rodriguez
‏Verified account @JesseRodriguez

NBC News: Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has been charged by prosecutors in New York with obstruction
7:42 AM - 8 Jan 2019

https://twitter.com/jesserodriguez/status/1082663746651242497?s=12

Narciso79

Um so they are going to charge Baker and hofstedler or fusion who she hire?

henry

narciso, clearly they are leaning on her for evidence against Don Jr.

Narciso79

Yes Henry, but Mueller doesn't scare her as much as her oligarch clients the klepievs sic.

Neo

Ruth Bader Ginsburg absent from Supreme Court bench for second day in a row

OMG !!!

henry

Agree narc. this way Mueller gets a Russian, slightly higher level than the "spy" gal from the NRA convention.

Narciso79

I dont look at the big shiny, of course lynch gave her what amounted to an open ended 'letter of transit' which requires explanation.

Old Lurker

Over on the other thread Iggy repeated a point he makes from time to time about how local governments become addicted to the tax income they get from asset bubbles, how they construct prog programs to spend all that during the good times, and what happens when bubbles burst.

Dead right as he often is.

He is especially correct this time around because of the way that works for tax revenues from commercial properties since that source of property tax revenue is both much more significant these days than it used to be in many counties, and how the raw economics behind the value of those properties is much quicker to react when things like ZIRP go away. Counties like Arlington and Montgomery in the DC burbs got fat and lazy riding that horse up the bubble and they have no idea how fast and brutal the effect of raising a federal rate from say 1% to say 2% has on the value of commercial properties in the blink of an eye, and thus how much RE Tax can be milked from them.

Neo

I'm fully expecting to see …
RUSSIAN LAWYER VESELNITSKAYA CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL TIME TRAVEL

Neo

The case was not directly related to the Trump Tower meeting. But ..

it supports the narrative that we want to project

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/nyregion/trump-tower-natalya-veselnitskaya-indictment.html

clarice

Another Concord type case, I think, where Mueller has no jurisdiction over the defendant.

Neo

The indictment charges that after the Justice Department asked the Russian government to assist its investigation, the Russian government refused, responding with a letter that purported to exonerate Russian officials and the firm’s personnel.

So, is this the uber double secret sealed court case ?

Narciso79

Yes that's what it looks like, this time they won't bother they realize what a waste of time contesting Mueller is like

Narciso79

Another bulwinkle story, that the Russian govt doesn't want to play along with.

Narciso79

Not that these rissian officials have proven themselves terribly efficient, like the two yutzes that failed to cap skripal.

MissMarple2

The video by the RNC at the bottom of this article is quite good.

https://www.chicksonright.com/blog/2019/01/08/rnc-releases-video-on-how-families-have-been-affected-by-illegals/

The Infamous Ignatz

Mirengoff destroys Lumpy Goldberg's "character is destiny" shibboleth.

Narciso79

Russian operative, they are ex?? Spetznaz and they played it like grosse pointed blank.

Neo

The company responsible for providing food and water for deployed U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has been formally suspended after its former chief executive was charged with fraud in relation to an $8 billion troop supply contract, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

Defense Logistics Agency spokesman Patrick Mackin said in a phone interview that the company, a Dubai-based conglomerate called Anham FZCO, is barred from applying for future opportunities with the U.S. government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/04/us-military-food-supplier-iraq-afghanistan-is-suspended-over-fraud-indictment/?utm_term=.69aa13469a70

Captain Hate

Levin: F Chuck never finished college but claims to be an expert on climate change.

Manuel Transmission

Re the electric Harleys, are we back to putting playing cards on the spokes?

Narciso79

As usual she has to do the heavy lifting:

https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1082670565163438081

MissMarple2


Bo Erickson
‏ @BoKnowsNews

Secretary of State Pompeo tells King Abdullah of Jordan he saw an early draft of the president's address to the nation tonight: "He'll make a lot of news," and then laughed.

Sorry it's so big. If you can't right click, here's the link. Pompeo seems quite jolly! Yay!

Kevlar Kid

antifa is morphing in Europe, at least in northern Germany.

scroll to the bottom to see their handiwork as described in the summary.

the articles are in german.

the summary is from an email by one of my expat fellows living in Switzerland.

+++++
"
https://m.bazonline.ch/articles/5c341384ab5c372bf0000001

https://www.blick.ch/news/ausland/frank-magnitz-66-liegt-schwer-verletzt-im-spital-bremens-afd-chef-auf-offener-strasse-attackiert-id15101720.html

Yesterday afternoon, near a theater in the northern part of Bremen, three masked men beat Magnitz (AfD regional party leader) to unconsciousness with [2x4s], then continued to strike his head after he was lying on the pavement.

A construction worker who witnessed the attack ran to the scene and chased the attackers away, likely preventing outright murder in broad daylight.

The genuine Fascists are in {which group again}?

I find the comment from the Green {opposition} politician Özdemir both typical & telling: while he nominally condemned the attack “absolutely no justification for violence”, he labeled it “hatred fighting hatred [the outcome of which is hatred always emerging victorious]”, which tacitly accuses the AfD of ‘casting the first stone’. He also failed to distance his party from the Antifa movement, who are ideologically peas from the same pod as the SPD, Greens and The Left (former Communists). Disingenuous.

But more ominous is the quote from the SPD (final screenshot below, from the Blick article):

__________
Socialist Party, Bremen City: what did the AfD Party Regional leader say today in [a local paper] about Bremen?
“Bremen remains for the AfD [figuratively: a challenge, a tough nut to crack; literally: a difficult piece of pavement]”.
Give him credit where credit is due. We’ll see to it that it stays that way.
__________

According to the article, it is unclear whether the SPD knew of the attack when the Tweet was sent (tweeted).

K

Remember, this is Bremen, of the eponymous „Stadtmusikanten“, a medium-sized Northern German town, still an important port (I picked up our Plymouth Gr. Voyagers there, after being shipped from Long Beach), as well as an innovative center for high-tech. Obviously (from the context of the article), it’s a Leftist stronghold. But does this portend a new era of political intolerance, of mafia-like behavior, where one’s enemies are snuffed out in broad daylight? The AfD are continually branded by Leftists of all colors and the Mainstream Media as Hitler’s ideological descendants.. "

MissMarple2

Oops! Here's the link:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwZTeF2X0AAIG1I.jpg

Captain Hate

I know why Mirengoff is doing this but it still bugs me:

Which modern presidents have had the best character? Arguably, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush. What do they have in common? They were not reelected.

Why isn't Reagan included in this list? Because he was divorced? I know the point Mirengoff is making but Reagan never lied to me, unlike GHWB, and that says a lot more to me than being unable to keep a marriage working.

Maybe just ignore Lumpy.

Kevlar Kid

Mirengue didn't list Grant neither. Fall down sloppy drunk--- whips confederacy then gets elected president. no character there. sheez louise.

jimmy carter gave Iran to the mullahs. where IS the character in that?

some are judged by intentions. some by impact. Lumpy is an intentions guy. surprised the Immaculately Conceived Bath House Rat wasn't on Lumpy's list.

why can't we have a "Gonadal Fortitude List"? i guess one cannot write about what one doesn't have.

boring.

henry

Brian Riedl @Brian_Riedl
25m

Using IRS data, I estimate that a 70% income tax rate over $10 million would raise at most $22 billion per year -- & that ignores all tax avoidance.

Jill Stein estimates that a Green New Deal would cost $700 billion to $1 trillion annually.

So the tax would fund at most 3%.

https://twitter.com/Brian_Riedl/status/1082673349640273928

Kevlar Kid

that's it for me.

flu.

(it's your lucky day, Jack.)

MissMarple2

Kev,

If you have flu, do NOT mess around with it! Drink plenty of fluids and if you notice a persistent cough, get your butt to a doctor!

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/01/08/youth-soccer-coach-killed-in-crash-day-before-sex-abuse-trial/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

This is the UK. Car slammed into a tree. Sounds like suicide to me.

rse

Most people who had a terminal illness, like grant, would not be determined to spend their last days alive finishing their autobiography so that their spouse would have financial security from the book sales after they were gone.

That showed more character than our last several presidents of either party.

MM-this goes to our earlier discussion on how the presence of 'diverse', non-English speaking students changes all classrooms. https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-two-free-events-on-english-learners-in-stem-subjects?e=5e5b43f3ea

Dave (in MA)

Dawn leMon thinks that they shouldn't show Trump's speech until they've been able to review it and put together rebuttals, because "Because people will believe it". https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cnns-don-lemon-expresses-concern-that-people-will-believe-president-trumps-propaganda

Old Lurker

Henry "a 70% income tax rate over $10 million would raise at most $22 billion per year -- & that ignores all tax avoidance. Jill Stein estimates that a Green New Deal would cost $700 billion to $1 trillion annually. So the tax would fund at most 3%."

As you know well, Henry, it is not that their numbers are supposed to add up...that is not the point. The significance to the Left of a 70% marginal rate for Fed taxes, which when combined with S&L taxes, gets rich people as close to 100% taxation as you can get...and that is the point. Accept THAT, and you have accepted that the state does in fact own the individual and all that he can produce with his mind and body.

It is exactly like actual totalitarian re-education camps for real and in novels like 1984. It is not that when the state can make you admit that 2+2=5, it is that they want 2+2 to equal 5, but that they want to demonstrate their power to make YOU think it and say it.

The Infamous Ignatz

In Mirengoff's defense re Reagan he did say this;

Some presidencies tend to support the view that character matters greatly. I put Lyndon Johnson (bad character, bad presidency), Richard Nixon (bad character, unsuccessful presidency), and Ronald Reagan (good character, great presidency) in that category.

And he did preface his good character list with "arguably".

Dave (in MA)

Nice to see that BenDanaSemanticLeo has been spending all his newly freed-up spare time productively.

Old Lurker

Iggy, I'm not willing to say for sure that Richard Nixon had bad character...bet it was pretty average for the majority of presidents. Wrong man in wrong place at the wrong time, for sure. Now in MY OL book of character, pushing big state programs on the people is bad character, but that is not the universal definition.

Narciso79

Well those were the rates in the 50s, no, but Corcoran had developed all those ahelters

James D.


Dawn leMon thinks

I'm pretty sure that's not the correct verb to use in regard to Lemon.

Narciso79

As opposed to Humphrey or McGovern, the former lied about the civil right bill, the second couldn't tell the difference.

MissMarple2

Well, here is what Romney's consultant has to say:


stuart stevens
‏ @stuartpstevens

There are numerous examples of presidential addresses made to calm a frightened public. This will be the first to frighten a calm public.
4:43 AM - 8 Jan 2019

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Got that? Trump is just trying to scare us!
Boy do I despise these people!

Old Lurker

True and Truer, Narc.

It was the shelters and definitions that made the fifties tax code possible. It was not until the 80's that the rates came down in return for giving up the shelters, and even that disrupted some industries for a decade. So of course the current proposal is to go back to the 50's rates but with no shelters. Win win for the Left at least until they run out of food, drugs and toilet paper.

Narciso79

Nixon wanted to try what had succeeded in malaya under templar which was relatively small unit warfare, would it have worked that's an open question. He didnt really understand the enemy as well he thought he did.

Old Lurker

MM, so Stevens thinks that the 93% of the population which thinks that illegal immigration is a problem are "calm"?

Okey Doke.

Old Lurker

Nixon made a lot of mistakes, but that is not "bad character".

Dave (in MA)

Never Grewsome's first day on the job, and he's proposing free health care for sanctuary murderers.

Narciso79

Haven't we concluded that Stevens think his way out of a paper bag.

Anyways Moyar points out that diem had thr situation relatively handled till Kennedy panicked because he listened to advisors that read halberstam and watched the evening news

Kevlar Kid

am under doctor's care, MM. thanks.

MissMarple2

Old Lurker,

The replies to that tweet are full of lefties and Never Trumpers accusing Limbaugh, Fox and Trump of scaremongering, when they think his speech should be on CLIMATE CHANGE.

I also went to his page and discovered Stevens' dad was in the FBI, which raised my conspiracy hackles again!

James D.

I'm not willing to say for sure that Richard Nixon had bad character...bet it was pretty average for the majority of presidents.

I think that's fair. He was not worse as a human being than JFK or LBJ, that's for sure.

Narciso79

Mostly Nixon held on to many of the fads that garment and Moynihan offered him, trump has not been that way on balance, the criminal justice reform is TBD. Decoupling the dollar, freezing prices et al.

Narciso79

Without the diem coup would it have been necessary to go long in Vietnam the answer is probably 50/50. This was Goldwater's insight, but that couldn't be put in a sound bite.

jimmyk

From the last thread:
Glick feels disappointed in the Likud, and hence this new right party

I presume that's the New Right party? Ayelet Shaked (who I've lusted for admired for a few years now) is one of the people involved.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/How-Bennett-Shaked-will-distinguish-themselves-from-Likud-Bayit-Yehudi-576515

MissMarple2

OL,

This is what his bio says on his Twitter page:

@stuartpstevens

With FBI under attack, photo is of my dad as young FBI agent in NYC chasing spies. Me: http://stuartstevens.com/bio ; http://strategicpartnersmedia.com ; Writer, @AAKnopf.

Narciso79

You don't want to admit that out loud, lol.

MissMarple2


BNL NEWS
‏ @BreakingNLive
8m8 minutes ago

BREAKING: Flights grounded due to drone activity at Heathrow Airport, London’s biggest airport.
===============================
I predicted they would do Heathrow next. And I personally believe this is economic terrorism.

Narciso79

Glicks closing column reveals the deep state legal combine works in Israel much the way it does here.

Porchlight

Why isn't Reagan included in this list? Because he was divorced? I know the point Mirengoff is making but Reagan never lied to me, unlike GHWB, and that says a lot more to me than being unable to keep a marriage working.

Mirengoff also includes Carter who never met a dictator he didn't attempt to enable, resulting in untold suffering over many decades, so why does that count less than a successful marriage and Habitat for Humanity?

MissMarple2

Porchlight,

Exactly. How about giving the Panama Canal away, after all of the money and lives we sacrificed to build that thing?

I remember suffering with high gas prices and freezing office areas due to the energy crisis, too.

GUS

Yes Don "the fruit" Lemon, needs to make sure that TRUMP isn't lying when he says, YOU GET TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR.

Gay AND FULL COMMIE. The total package.

Narciso79

Who is this don lemon you keep speaking of, hes like a figment of someone imagination, frankly so is CNN,

Carter was criminally naive when it came to the nature of evil in the world.

henry

About that peak oil:

The British energy company has discovered 1 billion barrels of oil at an existing oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico. BP also announced two new offshore oil discoveries and a major new investment in a nearby field.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/08/bp-just-discovered-a-billion-barrels-of-oil-in-gulf-of-mexico.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain

Porchlight

Also Nixon championed Whittaker Chambers when no one else would listen to him and at significant political risk to himself. There's character and character.

MissMarple2

In case anyone is having a bad day (I am cheered by Pompeo's big grin) take a look at this Twitter thread. If you have young kids or grandkids, it will be especially heartwarming:

https://twitter.com/annapickard/status/1082409549108150272

Porchlight

Carter was criminally naive when it came to the nature of evil in the world.

Saying he was naive is too kind to him.

Narciso79

Reagan came up from the trenches of labor politics in Hollywood and he sought knowledge about how this manifested both here and abroad.

jimmyk

Glicks closing column reveals the deep state legal combine works in Israel much the way it does here.

I'm sure it does everywhere, it's like a universal law. Or like the flu virus, always mutating but with the same basic strategy. But it wouldn't surprise me if it's even a bigger problem in Israel, given the socialist roots of the founders, not to mention the traits favored for surviving the Nazis and Arabs.

henry

Bolton going after Maduro's cash siphon:


John Bolton
‏Verified account @AmbJohnBolton

John Bolton Retweeted Treasury Department

The Maduro regime has looted billions from the people of Venezuela to prop up his inner circle, the Venezuelan military, and his allies in Havana. Today's U.S. Treasury action is another strong step to expose and cut off all who profit from and support this illegitimate regime.

https://twitter.com/ambjohnbolton/status/1082673782286966785?s=12

Narciso79

Some might saying some of his crusades like against Medicare was quixotic, but he understood what impact that would have on the body politics.

Now Rockefeller even though he fancied himself more sophisticated really didnt understand.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Nixon made a lot of mistakes, but that is not "bad character".--

Maybe OL, but he ranks very near the top of those "pushing big state programs on the people" so he fails your own test pretty badly.

GUS

Yes, but remember Nixon, was NOT A CROOK.


My brother is traveling with Mike Pompeo.

The Infamous Ignatz

I don't think anyone is being intentionally obtuse on this but clearly Mirengoff is using a[n arguable] definition of relative personal rectitude in ones private life and how one holds oneself out to the public, which is largely the standard the nevertrump shitbirds use against Trump.
His point is that whatever personal rectitude one might possess there is no particular correlation to success or failure in politics because being married only once and never using profanity and being pious and even not liking broccoli doesn't prevent one from being profoundly misguided and even treacherous in policy decisions.

Narciso79

Nixon was akin to Nunes in this current cycle, except they didn't throw him to the wolves,

Extraneus

I save time by not reading Mirengoff anymore. I just wish the PowerLine links indicated the authors.

Old Lurker

Me too, Ext. Waste of brain cells.

MissMarple2

ChiTown alerted me to this. Go to llinks for wsj article and screen caps of this guy's tweets:

This is the CAIR Director who is consulting with Facebook and Twitter on who gets to stay on their platforms, according to a new report in the WSJ today:https://t.co/1Nb3u7XFxi pic.twitter.com/9I24SuzIRZ

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) January 8, 2019
Old Lurker

Iggy, using my own gauge, I'm not willing to vouch for any POTUS since government spending passed about 5% of the GDP.

henry

Heshmat Alavi @HeshmatAlavi
8h

#BREAKING
“EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behaviour in Europe,” Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said.

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1082583843922694145

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4h4 hours ago

Congratulations to a truly great football team, the Clemson Tigers, on an incredible win last night against a powerful Alabama team. A big win also for the Great State of South Carolina. Look forward to seeing the team, and their brilliant coach, for the second time at the W.H.

Narciso79

This person mentioned at the bottom:

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2007/02/my-disrupted-talk-at-the-university-of

MissMarple2

I was out in the car a bit ago and Dana Loesch said she had been told that Trump wrote this speech himiself.

Of course, that could be a rumor. I am only reporting what I heard.

Narciso79

It's a full illustration of Tim blairs law:

http://whitesforracialequity.org/2018/02/21/10-9-17/

MissMarple2

https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/08/democrats-turn-on-mueller/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_medium=Social

The Infamous Ignatz

Herman Cain;
Rochester TV station fires weatherman for obvious slip of the tongue the usual suspects are turning into ‘racist’.
Sickening.

The Infamous Ignatz

It's kind of hilarious listening to progs defend MLK when their entire raison d'etre is judging people by the color of their skin.

Buckeye

Iggy, he is white, therefore it can ONLY be explained as racism.

Narciso79

Well he was still a progressive, in fact the embodiment if Dubois talented tenth, his anger was as much with the respectable burghers of Birmingham as with the outward racists and looking at it from his perspective it's hard to argue.

Porchlight

Damn it. I forgot to watch the game last night. I would have very much enjoyed watching Alabama lose.

Extraneus

I gave it to them via the contact form. (Chose Public Affairs from the dropdown and accused them of lynching.)

https://www.whec.com/pages/company/contact-news10nbc.shtml

henry

The White House @WhiteHouse
2m

Our Southern Border is overwhelmed—with illegal immigration, but also gang violence, drugs, and human trafficking.

President Trump has requested modest funding to address these issues.

https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1082714307530551319

anonamom

NPR says rebuttal to follow speech by "Congress's two leading Democrats". That would be Schumer and Pelosi, right?

Or has AOC nudged out Granny Nanny?

Narciso79

Like moses which is the paradigm they were going for, but he wasnt going to wait until he was 80 years old, now would he have naturally gone to the path of labor militancy and antiwar sentiment without the influence of o'neal Levinson and pepper, probably.

Neo

Best comment from Ed Buck story …

I love the way Hillary's picture pops in... Her picture goes with any crime - murder, blackmail, espionage, extorsion, treason. Her face should be the emoji for corruption.

Captain Hate

Levin: Quack Obama appointees that the Chief Justice claims don't exist...

MissMarple2

anonamom,

That was what I wondered. More likely they would have her replace Schumer.

I hope he catches them flat-footed and they stammer around. That sure was an awfully big grin on Popeo's face.

sbwaters

Porch: I would have very much enjoyed watching Alabama lose.

Actually, what I enjoyed was watching Clemson win. A handful of players brilliantly executed their positions. Watching them it was as if Alabama wasn’t playing.

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