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February 17, 2019

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Jane

Ext,

What did Trump complain about?

Extraneus

Cory Booker rushed to judgement, immediately called Smollett attack a 'lynching.' Now he's changing his tune.

On the exact same day the Smollett attack made headlines nationwide — meaning before any concrete facts surfaced — Cooker passed judgement and characterized what allegedly happened as a "modern-day lynching."

"The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe," Booker tweeted. "To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention."

What is Booker saying now?

While campaigning in New Hampshire on Sunday, media asked Booker to comment on the most recent reporting about the alleged Smollett attack, which indicate the actor orchestrated a hoax for reasons that remain unknown.

However, this time Booker cautioned to withhold comment about the latest developments until the facts are confirmed.

"Well, the information is still coming out. I'm going to withhold until all the information actually comes out from on the record sources," Booker said.

Booker went on to claim that "bigoted and biased attacks are on the rise, in a serious way," explaining, without evidence, that the majority of those attacks since 9/11 have been perpetuated by "right-wing terrorists" and "white supremacists."

"What we are seeing is attacks on people because they are different," Booker said.

I think that limbo GIF will become more and more useful as we approach the Dem nomination.

Extraneus

4:47, Jane.

Pinandpuller

Is it another hoax or did El Chapo really say he gave millions to Clinton, Pelosi and Schiff? The seriousness of the charge demands an investigation.

daddy

Here's the story in our local rag about (Republican) Gov. Dunleavy offers Alaska National Guard for Mexican border patrols

The standard usual Lefty commenters are up in arms that Governor Dunleavy is up in arms.

joan

I sort of disagree about Trump's tweet. If he remained silent -- as some people anticipate Barr doing also -- then he'd be criticized for not pushing his new AG.

The man has had spineless, as well as (to me), traitorous Justice Department surprises in the past two years. I think he's had right to attack his opposition.

Manuel Transmission

MM,

That ranch is just a few miles north of the ranch we visited last March that I had helped our old family friends move onto back in the early 50s. $100K/acre and 40 acres/cow is just nuts. Our first ranch even closer to Yellowstone Park is similarly burdened with deer and elk. The fellow who owns that spread just raises enough cows to maintain the tax status and then offers hunting activities as a way to make ends meet. Of course shooting an elk is almost a joke when you can almost walk up to them and pinch them to check their fat content.

BTW celebrities buying ranches goes way back to Bonanza days, at least.

Extraneus

TRUMP Calls for Investigation into Rigged, Liberal Channels That Constantly Spew Hatred at Republicans

Actually, he didn't. Gateway mistakes tweet whining for "calling for an investigation." He doesn't have to call for investigations, he supervises the FCC and can order them to happen.

boris

Natasha early today mentioned a semi trailer on I90/94 went into Mirror Lake. I said OMG I know right where that is and it's a big drop.

matt - deplore me if you must

WTF is a ranch with no cattle per that article, LS? Unfortunately, Western Montana is filled with Brokeback wannabes. Not sure if Turner's ranch is in WM, but I believe he has one of the largest bison herds in the country. The damn Californians have infected most of the states around them.

Our family farmers are having a very tough time of it lately. Was with a friend from Illinois yesterday at a conference and she brought up the backbreaking side of it. Up at zero dark thirty in the bitter cold every day without fail. Up at zero dark thirty in the spring to plant. Up 24/7 to harvest.

She spoke about the serious difficulties corporations now have with millennials and the rest who have lost the ability to socialize. They don't know boundaries, don't even know how to boil water or balance a checkbook, and act out in the workplace.

We're talking very well educated engineers, programmers, and mid-level staff who have become a real issue in the workplace. Talk about dealing with Martians.

I was there to talk mental health and I felt like we have a whole generation of dysfunction. At least most of the people in my demographic actually have a disease. But I feel like they all do.

iPhone separation anxiety is a real thing. The companies at the conference were the huge aerospace and engineering companies, banks, Disney Corp, etc. managing people is difficult enough, but managing emotional infants is impossible.

And in the meantime, our backbone people are under incredible pressure just to survive.

It sort of sums up the whole flyover vs coasts dilemma we have.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/us/6-illegal-immigrants-arrested-in-nc-for-drug-trafficking-operation-officials-say

Connected to cartels.

Manuel Transmission

Matt,

Turner’s ranch is (or was?) southwest of Bozeman, so that is WM and that is probably the worst for the Brokebacks and other outsiders. But it has always been a problem to keep the property values from escalating beyond what the family ranchers can afford. Per the wealth/inheritance tax discussion, it’s just about not doable anymore.

Pinandpuller

It makes sense for the democrats to fight against the wall if they are getting paid off by the cartels.

henry

Trump:

The Mueller investigation is totally conflicted, illegal and rigged! Should never have been allowed to begin, except for the Collusion and many crimes committed by the Democrats. Witch Hunt!

MissMarple2

Manuel Transmission,

Thanks for the information. I only know Montana for my summer at IU's geology field camp near Bozeman and a book I read when I was a kid, "The Rising Arrow," which was all about sheep ranching in the area.

I love the state - took my grandkids back there 5 years ago before all my troubles started.

Mt thought to earn the ranch extra money was to open a small inn which would let tourists stay there and explore the area.

rich

channeling my inner Ex-couldn't he just call up Barr and have him fire the guy and pardon everyone caught up in the nets?

Pinandpuller

It sounds to me like Corey Booker is making an argument for Cultural, Ethnic and Religious Homogenity.

Buckeye

Matt hits the nail on the head.

My nephew is a computer engineer with both hardware and software expertise. He did internships with both Intel and then Microsoft.

Microsoft liked him enough to pay for him to do grad school before heading back to Seattle to manage a team of kids right out of school who are mostly his age.

At Christmas I ask him why/how all that happened and he explained that they appreciated his Midwest values and his ability to connect with, and gain the respect of his mostly West Coast co-workers, who are nearly all Asian-American.

He is 28 now, has lots of responsibility, and a career on a very upward trajectory.

Kudos to my sis and his 1st gen American (Sicilian) dad for doing a good job raising him.

Narciso79

I think we could look at gump another way, he is selfless to a fault, he didnt hesitate to go into harm's way to bring out lieutenant Dan and bubba. As for Jenny she fell into a bad crowd first the strip club them the anti war movement then the drug scene, he never gave up on her.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
Feb 14

Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a “poor little Angel” when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary Scandal & the Russia Hoax - a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey. I.G. report on McCabe was devastating. Part of “insurance policy” in case I won....

....Many of the top FBI brass were fired, forced to leave, or left. McCabe’s wife received BIG DOLLARS from Clinton people for her campaign - he gave Hillary a pass. McCabe is a disgrace to the FBI and a disgrace to our Country. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

daddy

Tru dat, Clarice, all the while selling the public on the safety of all those Patriot Act intrusions by claiming "look at all the honorable big names who have to review and approve stuff at every stage..."

Old Lurker,

I recall when Dr Krauthammer was vouching for the program: Krauthammer Defends NSA Spying Program: "Of Course There's A Potential For Abuse"


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, everything that we have can be abused. We have a police department where the cops have guns and they can shoot, and they can shoot illegally or incompetently or crazily, but you don't abolish the police for that reason. And you have instances of police misconduct. So, you have to ask yourself is this in principle -- a program that's constitutional?...

The program has been around about a decade and we do not have a single case of anybody saying my e-mail was abused. Well, Rosen in another case. But, do you think after a decade if there were abuse you wouldn't have had a lawsuit, somebody who would go to the press? Until you show me a single case, of course there's a potential for abuse, but show me abuse and I'll get very worried about it.

DrK never did get worried about it. and as I recall he was even more convinced of the integrity of the FISA Court Program with all it's oversight failsafes to prevent any corruption whatever. When the very decent DrK passed, the "Deep State" lost one of their most capable and convincing apologists ever. I wonder if he was still with us if the scales would have finally fallen from his eyes?

Extraneus

I'm casing the ledge with a spotting scope, Rich. You can almost make out a rope ladder in the mist.

MissMarple2

The above two tweets from the President dated February 14 were just now retweeted by the President, which is why I posted them.

Manuel Transmission

Hoyden,

(Adjusting the cotton in my cheeks to get the Brando/Godfather mumble just right.) I want to make you an offer you can’t refuse...

We are probably going down to the Museum of Flight at BFI on Memorial Day. We will have a private tie down at the ‘secret back door’ and our good pal the A-6 driver with a 100 missions under his belt will be our private docent for the day. The buffer that lurks behind our bird in my nic pic is now down there and freshly restored. Should be a blast.

Extraneus

his ability to connect with, and gain the respect of his mostly West Coast co-workers

Good for him, Buckeye. Personality is the main discriminator in large companies full of competent people, as I'm sure you know.

Narciso79

I was pointing out how the same bureaucrats who slow walked the referral for a Moussaoui warrant who were subsequently promoted to higher rank and office, that would be caproni Baker et al were sabotaging the stellar wind program at a critical time, goldsmith who gives a qualified endorsement of the executive order whose successors are the likes of wet catfish Sally moyer, who are similarly unwilling to do any national security vetting.

sbwaters

rse, make it stop! Make it stop!

MissMarple2

Ha!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw9vpHgV4AE0EON.jpg

Narciso79

Did you see this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1097079236492328960

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/380-sheriffs-in-40-states-demand-congress-build-trumps-wall-end-illegal-immigration

MissMarple2

Narciso79,

Yes. I think I linked it earlier.

I first ran across the photos of him with Obama and thought maybe Obama was behind the hoax, but now Kamala Harris looks suspicious, especially because she got an anti-gay provision inserted in that anti-lynching law.

joan

rich, 6:49: Someone would file a suit in Federal Court to stop him.

Extraneus
It’s amazing, to us at least, that so little comment is being issued in respect of the Warsaw meeting on the Middle East. What comment there has been out of Europe has mainly related to the Munich conference, where America was subjected the usual condescension from France and Germany — capped off by a nauseating speech by Vice President Biden saying America had become an “embarrassment.”

What a contrast with the parley in Warsaw. Ministers from all sorts of countries came together in what Secretary of State Pompeo called a “testament to our seriousness.” Said he: “Arab and Israeli leaders were in the same room, sharing a meal and exchanging views. They all came together for a single reason, to discuss the real threats to our respective people emanating from the Middle East.”

https://www.nysun.com/editorials/a-tree-grows-in-warsaw/90580/

clarice

I disagree re Nikki--she's not deep state.
Her following tweet:

Nikki Haley

Verified account

@NikkiHaley
5h5 hours ago
More
I can’t control who I sit on a panel with. I can control how I communicate America’s strengths and our path forward. That is what I did. ❤️🇺🇸
331 replies 298 retweets 3,615 likes

joan

Also, back to that 'calling up Barr', it will be interesting (and potentially nauseating) to see just what kind of AG Barr will turn out to be.

After the last two years, I don't trust anyone.

And it seems like when a lot of people have stepped into positions in this administration they suddenly reveal their aversion to working with president.

Jack is Back!

Chris Wallace is a disgrace for an American much less a newsman. Chip that didn't fall from the block. Both he and his father were part and parciple of the USA Commie faction. He still is and Fox employs him. Another reason I refuse to watch Fox. If you think Fox is better than the other nets you have no idea how wrong you are.

Jack is Back!

Also, tweeting like he did is telling Barr what he expects, as every POTUS should expect. They all work for him, no one else. He works for us, and his staff should too. Bravo Mr. Trump for exercising executive authority over your staff. This is not science folks, this is Management as taught at Wharton, Harvard and Yale.

Jack is Back!

In fact, if Barr comes back hard, I'd fire his miserable ass now.

Trump is under attack from within, without, and even outside without. Time to prove who is boss and who is not. Elementary executive skills. Tillerson, the most experienced chief executive in his cabinet

Jack is Back!

... found out the hard way that there are CEO's and then there are POTUS's...

sbwaters

I have found Trump’s tweets necessary schooling for Americans of all stripes, particularly those accustomed to trusting what they read in the MSM.

Jane

I'm watching the McCabe interview. It's not going to change 1 liberal's mind.

Jack is Back!

sbwaters,

👍

Narciso79

Like neo in the matrix, fighting off hordes of agent Smith's

Extraneus

This is not science folks, this is Management as taught at Wharton, Harvard and Yale.

Management by Twitter? Really?

In fact, if Barr comes back hard, I'd fire his miserable ass now.

Barr wouldn't have to do anything but resign, which would destroy Trump.

MissMarple2

More from McCabe (whom the @WhiteHouse and @TheJusticeDept have deemed not credible in his recollection in separate statements). pic.twitter.com/jUp4keRPWH

— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 18, 2019

Link goes to McCabe statement to Pelley, which I don't believe for a second. This sounds like crap made up to justify his behavior.

daddy

From TM's CNN link: Police were told the two men yelled "'Empire' fa***t" and "'Empire' n***er'" while striking him.

Since they worked with him and knew him I suppose that would explain why thats currently the only part of Smollett's original story thats believable.

joan

Extraneous, why would Barr resign?

Jack is Back!

Ext,

Destroy Trump? Like all the other tries during the primaries, election, and his tenure as POTUS, really? How this this time? Give me the scenario.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1097292378120114181

Julie did a running commentary on the Pelley/McCabe interview. If you thought there would be hard=hitting questions, you are wrong.

Jane

Did you watch it MM? If you believe that stuff he was credible as hell.

Jack is Back!

I want to go to early bed but how will Barr destroy Trump if he fires him?

I will await the answers in the morning. Cheers.Slaap lekker, tot morgen.

Jack is Back!

jane,

How many witnesses you questioned "where credible as hell"?

The guy is trying to save his sorry ass by insuinating that there was a cabal to unseat the elected POTUS, which I don't believe since it comes from the FBI. You need more than them. You need the NSA, the DOJ, the CiA, the ...what?

Okay, I see your point:)

daddy

I hope the soon to be imprisoned leaders of these Mexican Drug Cartels bump into each other in the penitentiary chow hall when nobodies looking.

MissMarple2

StuinSD's impressions of the Pelley interview. It isn't positive.

https://twitter.com/STUinSD/status/1097295380847489025

The Infamous Ignatz

--Even then, I never liked the helpless whining.--

You prefer guilty silence like dork W?
Trump is shaping the battlefield and it's about damn time some Republican did so.
His tweets are a constant reinforcement and reminder that it's him and us against them.

Narciso79

On a more ennobling note the very erudite commenter at althouse who is definitely in ledge parapet brought this to mind:

https://culture.pl/en/work/the-deluge-henryk-sienkiewicz

MissMarple2

Jane,

No, I didn't watch it, since I don't have cable or an antenna.

I have seen a couple of clips and am providing impressions of people on Twitter who are usually reliable.

Believe what stuff? I don't believe anything that comes out of McCabe's mouth.

Captain Hate

rich,

Here's how to terminate a cold:

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/140/2671/

joan

It is interesting that people are suspicious of Kamala Harris and (maybe) Booker being behind the "lynching" of Jussie after seeing the Smollett Clan, Junee, Jocquis, Jake, Jazz, and Jussie, active visiting White House members of Barack Obama's presidential fan club.

daddy

My 2 favorite Racebaiters in 1 shot!

Jack is Back!

Come on, folks. Scott Pelly is another anti-American hand jobs at CBS. How Many do they now have. A full cabinet.

MissMarple2

64) When you examine the two maps, there's a high correlation between states that issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and the states Hillary won. An anon created a gif showing both maps.

Thanks, @LisaMei62!pic.twitter.com/Rg0HxOfU23

— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) February 18, 2019

Link goes to video of maps showing illegals being issued drivers' licenses and states that went for Hillary.

MissMarple2

Jack,

Totally agree. It appears he avoided any hard questions for McCabe and even fed him talking points. McCabe is a traitor, and Pelly is a weasel.

The Infamous Ignatz

Kamala Harris is a horrible person.

Narciso79

The reference came in relation to the radziwills who were apparently involved in the polish Lithuanian war of 1655, which the story revolves around.

daddy

Still doing catch-up from the previous thread:

Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.

Any guesses on the 3? My guess is David Corn is at least one of the scumbuckets.

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | February 17, 2019 at 07:59 PM

that is a beast. read your review there. see if i can find it out here.

no beer for me tonight alas.

Narciso79


A 1974 adaptation of the story:


https://youtu.be/6BWgNjtJjwQ

rich

Posted by: daddy | February 17, 2019 at 08:17 PM

franklin foer and maggie haberman as two others.

Jane

You guys are missing my point. I'm not defending McCabe. What I'm saying is if you believe in "Russian collusion" and hate Trump nothing in that interview did anything but confirm your beliefs.

Narciso79

Foer is a loathsome character, if you read between the lines like I speculated last spring you can tell who was his paymaster from that Atlantic piece.

Gentlejim

Just arrived at the new thread. HB to GUS and belated to GUSjr.

Back to ketchup.

Captain Hate

You should be able to find it, rich, between now and the end of March particularly with the brewery in Carolina. It's actually a little difficult to find at my favorite grocery store now but a couple of my other haunts should have them. My review was out in California and what I'm drinking tonight is a 2018 version that I plan on consuming most of between 3-5 years old. The hops have maybe diminished slightly but it's still a bitter beast and I doubt that will change so much as the maltier tastes rise up; at least that's the plan.

Narciso79

My theory is Deripaska would seem to have provided at least some of the suggested sources as revenge against Manafort but then it went pearshaped.

MissMarple2

Jane,

I did miss your point. Yes, those who believe in the Russian collusion hoax will suck up that interview as if it was totally believable.

It won't convert any Trump supporters, though.

It is just going to stir up trouble by emboldening the anti-Trump people while infuriating Trump's supporters.

Good job, CBS! You are sowing dissension and unrest in our country!

Narciso79

They've been doing that since 1968 or even 1954 if one goes back to murrow.

Dave (in MA)
David Burge@iowahawkblog
It takes a Crafty Beaver to knock a
conniving Pecker out of the news cycle
Captain Hate

FTR I'm 100% with Iggy on DJT's tweets.

daddy

If Jussie paid those Nigerians to whup his ass he needs to get a refund.

Reminds me that in the movie "Dirty Harry" there was a really savage beating scene where the bad guy, intent on smearing Clint Eastwood (Inspector Callahan) in order to get him fired, hired some black guy to pound the carp out of him so he could blame it on Callahan. That's here but it's brutal to watch.

Regardless,

I'm with whoever said Jussie needs a refund. I've seen tougher punches thrown n the Taiwanese Parliament:

MissMarple2

The story that RBG was back at the SC on Friday for a meeting seems to be a bit suspicious. The pictures thata ran with the story in several papers, including the New York Times, were from 2 years ago.

No current pictures were posted.

Hmmmm.

James D.

Kamala Harris is a horrible person.

That’s the understatement of the decade.

Jane

So you saw it?

Captain Hate

It won't convert any Trump supporters, though.

All it's done for me is recognize Watergate as an earlier coup to invalidate an election with FBI involvement (although in that case it was a rogue employee instead of Top Men).

clarice

I think she was there--there's a private entrance for their vehicles IIRC and certainly they allowed no picture taking inside.

Captain Hate

RBG is either on life support or dead. Prove me wrong, MFM!

Dave (in MA)

This is a deleted tweet. Click to enable embiggenation.

Narciso79

The people that Manafort was working for was a collection of the most well connected European potentates 5he hapsburg group presidents and foreign ministers if they are going to allege bribery you need two parties the ones who offer the money and those that accepted.

In addition to felt who had upset over not being passed over as successor to Hoover, you also had that wilander spy ring out of the Pentagon, which Woodward had some tie to.

Dave (in MA)

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Narciso79

Yes I've suggesting that Dave, also if you e seen freejack, which I think only I and pin will admit to, Anthony Hopkins character turns out to be 404,

Pinandpuller

Three types of people walk the streets at night in The South Bronx: Policemen, Bad Guy's and Clueless Bartenders

The Toughest Precinct in NY Fort Apache South Bronx

https://youtu.be/V0EMu2I_yoM

Narciso79

By that I mean tet offensive and McCarthy, (one might argue with the manner in which he investigated the communist menace, but we know there were other parties who were loath for him to look further)

Narciso79

There is no alterations shop in Lansing or something?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox17online.com/2019/02/17/west-michigan-lawmakers-react-to-gov-whitmers-debt-free-college-proposal/amp/

The Infamous Ignatz

So is Nancy committed to ending the hate that smears her political opponents through racist hoaxes and lies?
We stand with you, you senile old goat!

boatbuilder

Gillebrand seems a little classier than Kamala.

Damning with very faint praise, indeed.

daddy

I love the speculation in Rick Moran's piece, linked by TM above, which links to an article on the items confiscated from either Jussie's or the Nigerian Bro's apartment. The top item confiscated in the list is a Magazine, and the speculation is it is the mag that the letters were cut out of and pasted on the threatening racist note mailed to Jussie. Apparently it is a Federal Offense to use the US Mail for any sort of illegal conspiracy/threat as these guys concocted, so I would love to hear confirmation of that mag being the source of the mailed threat, and maybe that's why the rumor that the Fed's were called in.

The movie The Fugitive was on last night for the umpteenth time. How come the investigators of crimes in Illinois always seem like they're versions of Barney Fife
instead of Inspector Samual Gerrard, US Marshall's Division?

MissMarple2

daddy,

Good contrast!

boatbuilder

Can anyone point me to the last time--hell, to any time--a Democrat was subjected to "hard hitting questions" on "60 Minutes?" They have as much credibility as WaPo.

Did they ask McCabe the Big Question that should have been obvious to anyone following the McCabe odyssey--pro, con, or indifferent: "What was the 'insurance policy' that Page and Strzok discussed in your office?"

If not (and I suspect not, at least on the air) they have no business calling themselves "journalists."

Narciso79


I think this was indicative:

https://goo.gl/images/yRkF8D

Rick Klein was at cbs when he did pillow dury for the Clintons if memory served.

MissMarple2

boatbuilder,

Not only did Pelly not ask the important questions, according to what I read (didn't watch) Pelly fed him talking points and tried to make him sympathetic.

The Infamous Ignatz

It's funny how the sanctimony of the left works.
Time after time these fake stories are created that allege hateful actions by horrible right wingers with implications for all conservatives and lectures about how we need to disown these phantom miscreants.

When the stories are revealed to be hoaxes motivated by a particularly loathsome political animus, the best that ever occurs is "oops". Why don't progs as a class have to denounce the stereotyped hatefulness their crazy ass prog pals display and that they capitalize on?

People who don't even exist who say "MAGA country, faggot" are still a teachable moment for the deplorable half of the country.

A bunch of hateful liars who defame the deplorable half of the country by making up "MAGA country, faggot" and who actually exist, well, they're just a little misguided...because of Trump and his horrible deplorable supporters!!
But they're the sensible tolerant ones.
Just ask them. Then go read a prog comments section. It's like listening to schizophrenics describing their hallucinations like everyone must see or hear them.

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