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April 11, 2019

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Threadkiller

Not wrong"? I guess their keyboards ignited when they tried to type "Trump is right".

:-)

henry

special version of auto cucumber for NYT to keep narrative in it's lane.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/10/donald-trump-deeply-moved-by-border-crisis-stories-from-texas-landowners/

henry

not moar foreign aid... less handouts here would fix it.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Teddy is four today.--

Happy Birthday, Theodore and Scout.
Chester was four on March 31st.

Narciso79

Actually Mary o Grady pointed out that foreign aid does nothing of the kind, it largely Carrie's out the left agenda.

MissMarple2


Mollie
‏Verified account @MZHemingway
17m17 minutes ago

Speaking with intel sources this AM who say they are nearly speechless regarding media/Dem attempts to claim spying isn't spying. They say it's indisputable. We're not even talking about low-level spying -- but informants, wiretaps -- unquestionable issue.
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In my opinion, the objection is really because average people can understand "spying," as opposed to "counterintelligence investigation" or "unmasking" or other euphemisms.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"I guess their keyboards ignited when they tried to type "Trump is right"."

That LOL'ed me too!

Captain Hate

Willowed

Among other things, he also noted that since the names did not appear in Arabic, it was unlikely that our enemies would have figured out who they really were anyway.

This is one of the dumbest things I've seen from a prosecutor not named Patterico. Are they trying to tank the case?

Captain Hate

TK, remember when the GOP apologists refused to acknowledge the consent decree and I couldn't figure out why?

You mean you didn't know that the RNC had been under Double Secret Probation for the last 40 years? And that every one in the GOP-e thought it was just great because it gave them a great excuse for not doing their phoney-baloney jobs?

You know if someone ever showed up who was actually serious about overturning the money-changers tables, he would start a hell of a shit-storm.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 10:06 AM (Kpl3J)

Narciso79

Um the names are In urdu or pashto or farsi, they would stick out in any documentation.

Threadkiller

Exactly, CH. As I have pointed out since shortly after the election, Trump circumvented the Consent Decree in Pennsylvania, won the lawsuit that the Decree-ers slapped him with, and destroyed that egregious compact.

A shitstorm indeed.

Narciso79

Serious who are they turning out of ocs I guess sometime ago.

MissMarple2

https://www.reddit.com/r/Browns/comments/bbwim6/congrats_browns_fans_you_get_4_primetime_games/
Unverified as of yet, but Surber also has heard it.

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/retired-general-confirmed-as-us-ambassador-to-saudi-arabia/2019/04/10/c7bbc72e-5bc7-11e9-98d4-844088d135f2_story.html?utm_term=.f55db065faba

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm a retired four-star general, John Abizaid, as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling an important diplomatic post that has been vacant for more than two years.

Threadkiller

Patterico's latest on Assange gives rise to something more along the James D line of thinking.

He is probably has no fear of his superiors because, in LA, they are probably just like him.

Threadkiller

He probably...

The Infamous Ignatz

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa
Big Bezos is watching listening.

The Infamous Ignatz

Google and Facebook are watching.

James D.

Amusing little parody for the dog lovers that i found going through the archive of my old (very old!) blog:

"Please help! After two long years of being on a waiting list for a show dog, we have been notified by the breeder that at long last our number has come up and... WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!

"We must get rid of our children immediately because we just know how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be and it just wouldn't be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we must place the children into rescue this weekend!

"They are described as:

"One male - His name is Tommy, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Temperament tested. Does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had chicken Pox and is current on all shots.Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training he should be able to read soon.

"One female - Her name is Lexie, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), strawberry blonde hair, green eyes quite freckled. Two years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls & little boys but does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one child household. She is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training - shouldn't take long at all.

"We really do love our children so much and want to do what's right for them; that is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.

"I hope you understand that ours is a unique situation and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed into your rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road. Our priority now has to be our new puppy."

Captain Hate

Patterico's post on Assange is more about the lunatic in the prosecutor's office and how out of touch his supervisors are.

lyle

This hotel in Tampa, The Epicurean, is like something I’d dream up were I a hotelier/restauranteur: a wine-themed hotel. Mrs lyle made all the arrangements and I honestly didn’t even bother to check it out on line ahead of time. Very new modern rooms, a great restaurant and a Bern’s wine shop on the main floor. Lobby/reception area is essentially a wine bar. Did I mention the WiFi password is “merlot1207”? Sheer coincidence that the four digits are the last four of my cell number...

::swoon:: 😎🍷

MissMarple2

https://thefederalist.com/2018/07/26/media-gaslighting-cant-hide-fact-trump-campaign-was-spied-on/#.XK8Z3N_fyFl.twitter

Captain Hate

@BNONews

BREAKING: Michael Avenatti accused of hiding a $4 million settlement from a mentally ill paraplegic on disability - LATimes
Posted by: Tami at April 11, 2019 10:45 AM (cF8AT)

Buckeye

Enjoy your getaway Lyle!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Not specifically stated but CLEARLY implied 'he's my President'

http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26492683/baylor-mulkey-welcome-white-house-visit

sbwaters

On our way to Hilton Head for a week. Daughter is house-sitting with our granddog.

Anyone in the neighborhood?

The Infamous Ignatz

You just can't make up how stupid and dishonest progs are;
Justin Trudeau tweets picture of forest fire to justify his call for a carbon tax. Only problem? The forest fire in question was started by the construction of a freaking wind turbine.

rse

DEMOCRATS' PLAN FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: A group of Senate Democrats, led by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), today are unveiling a new plan to overhaul federal student loan forgiveness for public servants, a program that's been plagued by high denial rates over the past year.

— The legislation would allow borrowers to receive partial loan forgiveness — half of their loan balance — after five years of making payments rather than waiting the full 10 years that's currently required. And it would simplify the process by which borrowers certify their public service employment, including creating a database of which employers count as public service under the program.

— The bill would also expand public service loan forgiveness to borrowers of all types of federal student loans who are enrolled in any of the various loan repayment plans. Only some federal loans and some repayment plans qualify, which has been a source of confusion for borrowers seeking to track 10 years of payments.

— Gillibrand, a 2020 presidential contender, said the bill was meant to create a "fairer and simpler process" for borrowers. "The current Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is a bureaucratic nightmare, and the Department of Education is failing to meet its obligation to help ease the student debt burden for our nation's public servants," she said in a statement.

Public servants?

Neighbor's child whose dad is a surgeon is borrowing the entire amount of nyu law in anticipation of going to work for the government.

henry

fine spot for the Dem convention...

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
10m

Analysis of FBI crime data shows Milwaukee is the 'most robbed city in Wisconsin' via.fox6now.com/bDZSR via @fox6now

Rocco

Our sometimes friend, sometimes foe, Greenwald makes a very good point back in Nov. He should be weighing in shortly.

Justice officials said they looked hard at Assange but realized that they have what they described as a “New York Times problem.” If the Justice Department indicted Assange, it would also have to prosecute the New York Times and other news organizations and writers who published classified material, including The Washington Post and Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/11/16/greenwald-prosecution-of-assange-grave-threat-to-press-freedom/

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2018/06/22/wikileaks-shares-personal-info-of-ice-agents/

An example of why Assange shouldn't be called a hero.

MissMarple2

Jack Posobiec
🇺🇸
‏Verified account @JackPosobiec
6m6 minutes ago

BREAKING: The US extradition request for Julian Assange was sent in December 2017, per UK court

henry

New poll in WI:

A combined 42% of respondents said they would definitely or probably vote to re-elect Trump, while 54% said they would definitely or probably vote for someone else.

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/marquette-law-poll-shows-public-opposition-to-raising-gas-tax/article_dfa04f33-82b3-50f8-abd8-0d666762ae86.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Tom R

DawsonSField with some interesting background info on Assange’s indictment.

https://twitter.com/dawsonsfield/status/1116335518810345472?s=21

Jane

Lyle,

Are you coming south at all? I'm in Port Charlotte and Mr and Mrs Marlene are coming over for cocktails tomorrow if you want to make the trip! I'd love to have you and Mrs Lyle join us.

Beasts of England

Hey, lyle - looks like a nice place down there! Did y'all do the Bern's Steak-Cation package? Cheers!! 🍷

Jane

That's good to know about ICE MM. I can't figure the guy out. I guess he's just a universal leaker - with ties to Russia.

Jack is Back!

Notice that Assange is NOT being charged with receiving and disseminating confidential national security information. That lets the Guardian and NY Time's off the hook, no?

lyle

Bern’s is tonight, Beasts! But I’d bet serious cash Bern’s owns this hotel.

Would love to join you, Jane. Not enough time, alas. Give everyone my best.

MissMarple2

"SPY GAMES: TIME FOR ANSWERS" pic.twitter.com/tRw7fb7Tys

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
5-minute Tucker Carlson clip at the link.
MissMarple2

"Biggest scandal of our time - the coup that failed!" @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/7JuifNK79T

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019

7-minute Maria Brtiromo clip at the link.

Beasts of England

Bern's is awesome, lyle. I can't remember what we ate or what wines we had (it was during a period of peak indulgences...) but I recall that it was delicious and expensive. 😋

Threadkiller
Pamela Anderson

@pamfoundation

5h

Replying to @pamfoundation

I am in shock.. I couldn’t hear clearly what he said? He looks very bad. How could you Equador ? (Because he exposed you). How could you UK. ? Of course - you are America’s bitch and you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit.

And the USA ? This toxic coward of a President He needs to rally his base? - You are selfish and cruel. You have taken the entire world backwards. You are devils and liars and thieves. And you will ROTT And WE WILL RISE ✊

Julian Assange is a HERO for the people. And the people will not allow this vile injustice - He was right all along. He will be EXTRADITED. It’s confirmed ! It’s time for a change My friends at @DiEM_25 are a step in the right direction. Your vote is an initial step.

:-D

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1116369470031847425

This is a thread giving background o Sudan's relationship with Iran.

Captain Hate

Pam showing massively inflated funbags aren't good for the cortex.

Jack is Back!

I do not believe in coincidences.

But Barr's testimony on "spying" the day before Assange is arrested upsets that belief. I think once when I was relaxing on The Ledge, I thought that if the cabal was to be exposed, it would at warp speed. The Starship Trump is getting ready to go where no one has gone before.

Beasts of England

'The Starship Trump is getting ready to go where no one has gone before.'

Classic!! :)

PDinDetroit

The University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy, is now offering a PharmSci 420 course in The Science and Facts of Cannabis.

Gus Rosania describes the work being done in his course as “pretty darn serious.”

I think the course numbering is a dead-giveaway... 😉

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2019/02/this-university-of-michigan-class-is-teaching-the-science-of-cannabis.html

MissMarple2

Jack,

https://twitter.com/i/status/1116365878189285377

Tom R

DawsonSField backing up MM’s 12:02. This is a result of the global money laundering crackdown.

https://twitter.com/dawsonsfield/status/1116308090243227648?s=21

Captain Hate

Ahoy!

The Bulwark of Bullshit has their own piece out today emphasizing that Bill Barr, previously their Great Hope For sanity In The Trump Administration, is now fair game. Sykes, who I believe is still a serial cheater and hates his children too, wrote a Voxsplainer entitled "Seven Reasons Not To Trust Barr"
Posted by: Alexa hears everything! at April 11, 2019 12:20 PM (LISuA)

PDinDetroit

For those in harm's way, please seek higher ground.

https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mqt&wwa=storm%20warning

Jane

Is the Masters on any other channel besides the Golf channel today?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

ESPN at 3 Jane.

Extraneus

By attacking Barr, they're begging him to appoint an independent prosecutor. I nominate Mark Levin.

Beasts of England

3:00 to 7:30 (Eastern) on ESPN, Jane.

Jack is Back!

Jane,

ESPN, I believe at 2 pm. It's not on Golf Channel, only people sitting around talking about it. Saturday and Sunday it is on CBS.

Captain Hate

Of course she does...

Marie Harf thinks Beto and Mayor Pete can beat Trump
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 11, 2019 12:34 PM (ZqRa6)

Jack is Back!

You can watch now on Masters.Com. Go to Live link. Two choices: Amen Corner (holes 11, 12 & 13), or Featured Groups (includes Tiger's 3some), and Holes 15 & 16.

henry

Israeli moon landing feed:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-team-from-israel-is-attempting-a-privately-funded-moon-landing-today-watch-it-live-2019-04-11?mod=newsviewer_click&link=sfmw_tw

henry

oops, starts in 2 hours

Buckeye

I thought that if the cabal was to be exposed, it would at warp speed. The Starship Trump is getting ready to go where no one has gone before.

I think you are right JiB.

Trump understands the value of keeping your opponents on their heels.

Dump shit so fast the MFM can't even create and distribute their talking points fast enough to be effective.

You will know we are there when F Chuck and the boyz are doing the "news" with sweat above their upper lip.

Pinandpuller

For years, both political parties have tried — and failed — to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, mindful that someday the government would reach a breaking point.

Are you one of those people who thinks the WWF is real?

Threadkiller

Indeed, JiB.

This is why I choose the patience of The Ledge over the more hysterical alternatives.

Threadkiller

...chose...

Threadkiller

...patience...

Not "patients."

LOL! Thanks ChiTown!

Captain Hate

You will know we are there when F Chuck and the boyz are doing the "news" with sweat above their upper lip.

Levin said F Chuck was talking so fast and disjointedly about Barr last night it sounded like he was beta testing a fake Indian (subcontinent) accent.

Jane

Thanks Guys! (and Steph)

Jane

I'm betting that Barr will release the redacted report late tomorrow afternoon.

I haven't had this much fun in a long time!

Buckeye

F Chuck was talking so fast and disjointedly

Just once I'd like to see one of these pukes have a massive coronary on the news set.

They have to be about 170/100 right now.

Captain Hate

Just once I'd like to see one of these pukes have a massive coronary on the news set.

The network would dump it immediately knowing that .gifs would be made into avatars in large volumes.

Pinandpuller

Experts say the president is not wrong when he says that “legal loopholes” in America’s immigration system are partly responsible for encouraging migrants to bring children like Jeremias on a dangerous journey that in some cases ends in tragedy.

Loopholes? Federal judges should be named honorary combat engineers.

Disculpa me, zapadores.

Jack is Back!

Tiger missing too many short putts. I was told by Sandy Lyle, a Master's champion, that the hardest part of your game to get sharp again is putting. Tiger is proving Sandy correct.

henry

LOL Chuckles:


Chuck Schumer
@SenSchumer

AG Barr admitted he had no evidence to support his claim that spying on the Trump campaign “did occur.”

AG Barr must retract his statement immediately or produce specific evidence to back it up.

Perpetuating conspiracy theories is beneath the office of the Attorney General.
4:18pm · 10 Apr 2019

Narciso79

Wtlless removes all doubt:
https://mobile.twitter.com/lawfareblog/status/1116294825215692801

Extraneus

Conspiracy theories? Oh my.

Captain Hate

Barr should play that Clapper interview for Schmuckie.

Beasts of England

Casey Conners - who qualified for The Masters with a win last Sunday - finished at -2!! That's special, as I assume he hasn't played the track until three days ago.

James D.

narc, when WAS there ever any doubt about him?

jimmyk

That there was spying is not in dispute. The only issue for Barr is whether it was properly authorized. We know it wasn't, but Barr has to have all his ducks in a row before making that assessment.

Meanwhile, Althouse reminds us that of all the people who have gone batshit crazy over Trump, perhaps the most bizarre is Larry Tribe.

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/04/laurence-tribe-unleashes-alliteration.html

Narciso79

Well its exhibit 24 the larch

Beasts of England

Those are some unforced errors by Schumer. Calling for a retraction only magnifies the exposure of the 'spying' theme - even if he is claiming it to be false. He's off his game and must really be nervous... 😋

Jane

Henry,

Apparently it's not below the office of Senator or Congressman.

Threadkiller

Tribe was the top go-to constitutionalist that The Afterbirthers relied upon. (Besides meerkat YouTubers)

A birther was never going to be inThe Oval Office we were told.

Tribe's issue with Trump is clear and simple.

henry

Jane, it's the "high road" for them. Which says something about their office location.

Jane

Jimmy,

It was authorized by Obama.

Jane

Henry,

Schumer's "High Road" is in the Chunnel.

jimmyk

It was authorized by Obama.

No doubt, Jane. The Dems are still claiming it was all on the up and up. What else can they say?

Captain Hate

One thing in Eldrick's favor is he's never taken a gratuitous swipe at DJT. Granted golf is a less lib leaning sport than the other high exposure ones but I'm sure one particular sponsor centered in Oregon and third world sweatshops would love some Drumpf bashing.

clarice

Death star Trump is more like it.

Threadkiller

The Death Star didn't fare so well...

lyle

A tweet posted on PJM from some author I’ve never heard of warning former secretary Nielsen to not even THINK about publishing a memoir reads in part:

Me and every author I know...

Pronouns, how do they work?

This is like nails on a chalkboard to this non-author. Gah.

clarice

A FB friend weighs in on Assange (this guy can do the Rubics Cube blindfolded so he's no amateur):Jeffrey Varasano
1 hr ·
Who is behind this move on Assange? Deep Staters, Trump loyalists or non-partisan law enforcement? Seems pretty likely it's Deep Staters. Let me divide this into 6 levels that I see:
Level 1: Assange may have committed crimes, but if he only published leaks, he's no different than the MSM. His leaks were more numerous, but appear unfiltered, true and reveal an important picture that the public deserves and needs to know, and that was being deliberately hidden from them by many corrupt institutions. So his crime is that of a whistle blower with no other avenues available to achieve justice.
Level 2: The MSM publishes leaks frequently but these are highly filtered and very often untrue. Assange is not the propagandists that the MSM are.
Level 3: If Assange solicited or participated in the generation of leaks, rather than just publishing leaks made by others, that's a bit more serious. However, can we really say that the MSM is cleared of that? Don't they goad leakers? Protect them? Pay them? Give them other quid pro quos?
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Even up thru Level 3, the public interest may lie more in openness than in protecting state secrets. The eternal question of governance, especially self-governance, is "who watches the watchers? Who polices the police?" The constitution provides almost 20 checks and balances of power, most of which have been radically eroded, as the state works 24/7 to bypass any checks, while the people go to their day jobs. We can see how difficult the truth is to disseminate, even after it's exposed, and how difficult it is to even slow, much less reverse, the continuous centralization of power. Therefore, allowing the state to punish a whistleblower is giving the state more power than is prudent. In who's interest was the whistleblower acting? His own? The people? A foreign power? Hard to see how tipping the scale further towards the state is a good thing. Especially when major, major, major crimes from within the state go unpunished and in fact are rewarded. In theory, the state protects us from foreign interests therefore we the people should be on the side of the state. Hard to see how that's true. The deep state seems like a much bigger threat to liberty right now than any particular foreign power. It's not really close, in fact.
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Level 4A: Hillary pretty much published her server for the Chinese and Russians to steal for the sole purpose of making sure that you and I didn't see her massive bribery and treason. Deleting 30000 emails under supeona adds obstruction of Justice to the charge.
Level 4B: The deep state obviously obstructed Justice for Hillary in too many ways to list here.
Level 5: Obama and the deep state spied on an opposing campaign and tried to influence the 2016 election.
Level 6: The deep state attempted a coup, harrassed people, threw them into solitary and generally acted like any police state. They highly influenced the midterms. Clearly there were crimes here that rise to the level of treason. Watergate x 100.


Threadkiller

Beyond TwitterDome

Extraneus

Clapper Says Bill Barr Spying Allegation “Stunning and Scary”

I'll bet it is.

Neo

This may cut into my vegan diet of French fries and beer

https://mobile.twitter.com/markalbrightwx/status/1116340983711404032

Captain Hate

Self Policing:

Note; we have yet to hear any Bar Association bringing charges/investigating Avennatti.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at April 11, 2019 02:11 PM

In fact, to their everlasting disgrace, the California Bar investigated him last year for these VERY charges and dismissed the investigation, claiming that none of the charges had been verified yet. Proving that Bar Associations are nothing more than scams set up to shield their dirty members from scrutiny.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 02:14 PM (Kpl3J)

clarice

Maybe the charges weren't verified last year, and now they are. After all the USAttys have more resources to investigate than does the Bar Association which largely sticks to disbarring attys who've been convicted or who clearly stole from clients.

Captain Hate

Not only did Fat Boy admit to spying but he did it on The View:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/05/23/james-clapper-admits-to-spying-from-inside-the-trump-campaign/

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