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May 15, 2019

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hoyden

Hello!

Robin

I love that Barr said that!

Beasts of England

'...some ghastly, kinky innuendo.'

🙄

hoyden

More contempt humor, please.

Extraneus

Me, too, Robin.

Robin

Robin @5:51 you have a point, but ideally 14-year-olds should be discouraged from political publicity stunts regardless of ideology. It is exploitation. I think the right response when leftists do this is to shame them, not to respond in kind. Not shame the kid, but shame the adults who encourage or publicize the kid.

Normally I would agree with this, but kids these days are masters of narrative, usually their own, due to their use of social media. I have no problem with a 14 year deciding to start a YouTube channel and writing her own content about the issues of the day from the point of view of a 14 year old. That's her intended audience - not us.

I don't see any adults dragging her off to DC to speak to the senate on the perils of censorship. So, no exploitation there. No, adults are merely pointing out that her video was pulled down and she has two strikes on her YouTube channel. You can bet that YouTube would love to shut her down.

Guess who will be paying attention to that? GenZ

henry

Maybe he just told her he’s got her emails.

Robin

Henry, I'm laughing out loud.

Buckeye

circular firing squad

Hopefully they don't run outta ammo:)

Buckeye

The neighbor across the street was really kind today and ran the rototiller through Mrs. Buckeye's plot at the community garden.

He knew my back wasn't up to it.

Extraneus

Didn't need Stephanie's FBI joke, Buckeye?

(That was a good one.)

Robin

Woot!

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/bp3lp4/massive_the_trump_white_house_just_launched_a/

Report bias on social media platforms.

MissMarple2

https://humanevents.com/2019/05/15/white-house-creates-online-portal-for-reporting-social-media-censorship/

TYpepad doesn't like Human Events, I guess. The first post got disappeared.

Here's backup to what Robin posted from The Donald.

Threadkiller

Now I get what Barr was talking about.

MissMarple2


The Hill
‏Verified account @thehill

JUST IN: Bill de Blasio to announce presidential bid Thursday: reports http://hill.cm/6UtpBE6

Extraneus

Wasn't that supposed to be last Thursday?

What does he have about Thursdays, anyway?

henry

He won’t get the groundhog vote.

henry

@Cara_TXZEAL

AG Barr appoints Claire Murray, former WH attorney and former Kirkland Ellis, to replace Jesse Panuccio (was only "acting" capacity), who replaced Rachel Brand as 3rd highest DOJ as Principal Deputy Associate AG. Jessie Liu withdrew her nomination. Claire w/be #3 in DOJ top 3

Jack is Back!

Frederick is 15 and I dare anyone to debate him, even Another Bob, and tell me he should just STFU and go back to class. Try him on for size. Be disappointed. You have no idea how worldly and confident these kids are in their ideas and opinion

He has pointed out to me the contradictions in our approach to the Soviets versus our approach to Islam terror. Political correctness versus appeasement for the sake of MAD. He wasn't even around then.

MissMarple2


NewsBusters
‏Verified account @newsbusters
15m15 minutes ago

CBS's @JerickaDuncan to Alabama @GovernorKayIvey before she signed the #AlabamaAbortionBan bill: "Where is the money coming from to support people who aren't ready to be mothers or aren't financially stable to take care of a child?" Ivey fired back you can't put a $$ on life.

Another Bob

Bell-shaped curves Jack.

It’s clear you think highly of your’s, so go stick your head in your nearest public high school pick a kid at random and check back.

Fourteen year-olds may have a good grasp on *their* world, they do not understand *the* world.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Barr vs Mueller in the past
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-15/barrs-investigator-john-durham-once-probed-mueller-shocking-case

boris

"they do not understand *the* world"

To the extent that leaves them at the mercy of the Bill Ayers mind control process, I think that's wrong.

If you can't do something about what's being done to them (and you can't) then I say encourage them to break free any way they can. YMMV

Jack is Back!

Bell curves are convenient excuses to back up arguments. The fact is I know 350 of Frederick's school mates who make your argument flat. Why not say the majority of public, government regulated schools? Not every kid in America represents your profile.

boris

BTW nothing can shame postmodern progs.

Turning your kids against everything you believe is prideful joy to progs.

Tom R

Cellular coverage on the Arsenal has been crappy the past couple of days so I’m way behind. Just saw this tweet from Jeff Carlson. He is reporting Huber has been pulled off anything relating to Russia and is finishing up his investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Makes me wonder if Sessions telling everyone Huber was assigned to work with Horowitz was a smokescreen to hide the fact he was focusing on the Clintons all along. Perhaps Huber’s work with Horowitz is limited to FISA abuse crimes committed by DOJ/FBI personnel while Durham is going after everyone in CIA, the State department and any other agencies.

https://twitter.com/themarketswork/status/1128341517771259904?s=21

Jane

I’ve been mad at “mueller’s Shocking case” for years. I don’t know why I’ve known about it for years, but I have. He should be in jail.

Extraneus

I say encourage them to break free any way they can.

I agree.

My son has always had a good way of thinking, but he doesn't keep up with politics and told me the other day, while asking if Trump was really a bad president, that he almost never runs into a pro-Trump message.

He was asking for debating ammo, but I think that's a waste of time for him. Turns out he didn't finish in 4 years, and still needs to take 6 elective credits this summer to graduate with his economics degree, business minor.

Then I have to help him figure out how to get a job in the best economy we've seen since the one I came out in. Quite a coincidence.

Beasts of England

Time for my sushi date!! 🍣😋

Nytol

henry

@ABPatriotWriter

NINTH CIRCUIT- Hark the sound! Cocaine Mitch has secured the confirmation of Kenneth Lee, Trump's 5th judge on the NINTH CIRCUIT. He replaces Stephen Reinhardt, an extreme liberal that tried to strike down the pledge of allegiance #MAGA

https://twitter.com/abpatriotwriter/status/1128793875345133568?s=21

twitter.com/SenateCloakroo…

Threadkiller
Turley, a George Washington University law professor, issued the warning during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. As lawmakers grilled him and other legal scholars on issues having to do with executive privilege and congressional oversight, Turley stated that while he generally tends to give weight to congressional power, they are sure to lose if they go to court for the purpose of holding Barr in contempt for not releasing the full Mueller report.


"You are heading into a world of hurt if you go to the D.C. Circuit," Turley warned.


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lawyer-issues-warning-to-congress-on-barr-contempt-you-are-heading-into-a-world-of-hurt

Extraneus

BREAKING: Main Justice Dept sources say #Spygate prosecutor John Durham is also targeting the CIA and its role in the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and that John Brennan's machinations during the 2016 campaign will come into sharper focus

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 15, 2019
Threadkiller

Thank goodness Barr took over.

Comanche Voter

Ah Bill Barr. I'm beginning to like the cut of that fellow's jib. And I also appreciate the jibe at Nancy--the puffed up princess from Baghad by the Bay.

Jack is Back!

CV

That was a shot across the bow, so to speak. I hope Nancy has those senior diapers.

MissMarple2


Rep. Jim Jordan
‏Verified account @Jim_Jordan
7h7 hours ago

Both stories can’t be true!

@Comey told FBI in late 2016 that BRENNAN insisted on including the Dossier in the intelligence community assessment.

But CIA claims COMEY made the recommendation, and Brennan and Clapper objected.

boatbuilder

One of the many good things about the Brennan-Comey circular firing squad is that whether either of them is actually telling the truth (yeah, sure) the basic premise is that the dossier was BS. While those in the know have understood this for a very long time, and focus on the fact that they knew it was BS when they used it as the basis for spying on Trump, there are a whole lot of LIV's who believe what they were told, and have a hard time letting go once imprinted.

Jane

Barr is a phenom -so far.

boatbuilder

My bad.

Tom R

MM @ 7:52

Comey isn’t an avowed Communist so if picking between the two I’ll take his version of events over Brennan’s. Same for the conflict between Comey and McCabe.

lyle

off?

Jane

Beasts, I had sushi tonite (and last night) 2 different places and it was phenomenal. I’m considering changing cultures.

MissMarple2

Tom R.,

I agree. Comey is a self-centered fool who lives in his own reality. Brennan is not only a communist but downright evil.

Tom R

Another battle front in Trump’s blitzkrieg.

https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/1128765001223663617?s=21

MissMarple2

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2019/05/j-edgar-comey-tried-to-blackmail-trump.html

I think Surber is right.

Tom R

https://twitter.com/epochtimes/status/1128663846443528192?s=21

Whoever the mastermind is behind the timing of this to coincide with everything coming out about Spygate as well as the news Huber’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation is finishing up deserves a raise.

JM Hanes

henry:

Is Kenneth Lee the judge that Romney voted against?

MissMarple2


Senator Rand Paul
‏Verified account @RandPaul
Mar 27

BREAKING: A high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the Intelligence Report... Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP.
======================
I wonder who Rand Paul; was talking to in March. (Old tweet, note the date.)

Extraneus

Am I undderstaning right that Dawsons Field still thinks Comey is the hero?

henry

JMH, Lee was confined 52-45. So not sure.


The Romney spite vote was against Yruncale, Eastern District TX

MissMarple2


Senator Ted Cruz
‏Verified account @SenTedCruz
3h3 hours ago

I commend @realDonaldTrump for taking steps to secure next-gen telecom infrastructure. Shielding #5G networks from @Huawei’s threat is critical & I urge POTUS to use these new authorities as necessary to ensure our networks are protected. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/?utm_source=twitter … via @whitehouse

henry

Ext, Comey and Mueller both from what I see of Field.

lyle

the judge that Romney voted against?

Here I thought there could never be a hack R politician that I would despise more than McCain. I was wrong.

Narciso79

No that was trincale, yes I didn't get that all.

So yesterday my TV froze up and I replaced it with a lg seat to replace the one that I bought the day o saw endgame, but the coax doesn't work with this one either, that's hos the day began. Then the inner fam of the air conditioner gave out, not the heating cooling element so we have to keep the windows up and haul out a back up unit

Narciso79

Oaul sperry has been pretty sharp on many of these issues if there was a Pulitzer worthy of the name hed be in running, but instead we have thr blanc pages from theu live.

Narciso79

They did do it to themselves:

https://babalublog.com/2019/05/15/how-cubas-castro-dictatorship-strangled-democracy-in-venezuela/

Narciso79

I noted this morning that the charming miss tlaib is actually of the harb clan on southern jordan

JM Hanes

henry:

Small mercies then, that at least he didn't cast his entirely frivolous no vote against Trump's pick for the 9th Circuit. That would have been a bad place to make a stand, and it's telling that I can imagine him doing it, nevertheless.

Narciso79

Yes there was a lively two minute hate about Romney at althouse.

jimmyk

Burge asks the right questions about that Uber/war criminal guy:

David Burge
‏@iowahawkblog

My main question isn't how he got past Uber, it's how he got past US Customs

David Burge
‏@iowahawkblog

I'm just flat out dumbfounded by the framing here; no interest in how he wandered aimlessly here from Somalia, but Uber and Lyft are at fault for not checking on his war crimes dossier with Interpol and The Hague

JM Hanes

I don't know, lyle. I've come to despise Romney, but I've come to believe the McCain had a real evil streak. Romney may be a prick, but I don't seem him doing whatever it was that McCain did to keep Lindsey (sp?) Graham under his thumb. I think McCain enjoyed wielding power over other people, or pushing them around, just because he could -- and holding mean-spirited grudges against the ones he couldn't.

Narciso79

I think he got ideas from burn notice too:

https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/05/15/maduros-new-cells-for-protesters-containers/

GUS

Many of our well known politicians are FUCKING IDIOTS. Joe Biden was a Senator since 1970.

Dwell on that for a moment.

Narciso79

Some are highly credentialed idiots, and some are self taught.

Narciso79

Where did they find this guy:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/white-house-sacks-top-aide-to-alex-acosta.php?utm_source=

So re Iraq I guess putting Iran's chosen militias in charge of the anti Islamic state campaign was ill considered

Narciso79

He was a staffer for Lamar! Who found his way into the trump campaugn.

Threadkiller

Am I undderstaning right that Dawsons Field still thinks Comey is the hero?

Yes. He believes that Trump started working on the swamp draining back in the 80s... with Comey..

MissMarple2

The President and First Lady had dinner with the White House Historical Association tonight. Two pictures at the link here. Table decor looks beautiful.

After remarks, Pres helps @FLOTUS take her seat at the long dinner table in the East Room. In her brief comments before @POTUS, she thanked the Historical Assn for its work in helping to preserve the WH and its contents. She said she's honored to live there. pic.twitter.com/uwEJFKXg0t

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 15, 2019
Threadkiller

Narciso's link at 9:08 describes what I imagined happened to the DUST chick after Trump visited Calexico and saw the lack of progress with his own eyes. They tried to tell him how hard they were working.

He wasn't fooled.

MissMarple2

Conrad Black was pardoned today! Yay! The hits just keep on coming!

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/world/trump-signs-full-pardon-for-ex-media-mogul-conrad-black-312159/

Narciso79

That's aimed straight at fitz and bankshot at Mueller.

Threadkiller

Ugh...

Not DUST.

DHS

:-( breaking my own rules

Narciso79

General Kelly was opposed to the more root centered strategies to deal with the massive inflows so he retires and goes to work for a company that runs detention facilities announces just like Armitage and zinni

Jane

Good for Conrad Black, although I don’t think it slowed him down.

MissMarple2

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-dozen-people-were-shot-in-buttigiegs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29

Daniel Greenfield nails it on Mayor Pete.

lyle

Fair points, JMH. I’ll go back to despising Sidney in his grave. However, I expect der Mittster to start upping his asshole creds as the years pass.

MissMarple2

Jane,

No, but Narciso's right; it's a poke at Mueller.

Narciso79

They carved that company and sold pieces of the national post, the telegraph the sun times, the last became a shadow of itself but the unambiguous defense of the west was lost

JM Hanes

"Conrad Black was pardoned today!"
Fantastic news! Well deserved.

"That's aimed straight at fitz and bankshot at Mueller."
I don't suppose Trump will pardon Scooter Libby, but Libby and Black would bookend a Comey indictment quite nicely.

JM Hanes

Well, Mitt's certainly been on an upward trajectory, lyle, I'll give you that!

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Wait.
Didn't Trump already pardon Scooter?

JM Hanes

Xi continues to be such a disappointment: China bans Wikipedia before 30th anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Colorado gun activists ask if there was coordination between anti gun politicians/orgs and the high school.

https://ilwd4cr.home.blog/2019/05/14/stem-school-colorado-foia-in-process-and-responses/

JM Hanes

Sunny Jim:

You're absolutely right! He did pardon Libby. How on earth did I miss that -- or forget it? Thanks for the correction.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

April 2018

"Apr 13, 2018 · President Donald Trump granted a pardon on Friday to Scooter Libby, the chief of staff to then-Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of perjury in 2007."

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Sorry, JMH, I'm in training to be like narciso and Janet when I grow up! :)

Narciso79

The telegraph noted their former owners status, didnt really address the whole abuse of honest services charge.

Pinandpuller

There have been a lot of Blackhawk formations flying over this week at different times. If they don't deploy soon I'm going to be reading Bill Kristol's tweets in Farsi.

MissMarple2


Cameron Cawthorne
‏ @Cam_Cawthorne
2h2 hours ago

Kasich adviser John Weaver will lobby against potential Russia sanctions
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/15/lobbying-against-russia-sanctions-weaver-kasich-1327880

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Photo at the link.

Ahead of the @PGAChampionship this week, @B_Dechambeau and @DJohnsonPGA joined us at @TrumpFerryPoint in support of @Curetivity! Thank you, Bryson and Dustin, for the kind words and good luck at the 2019 #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/sOZqVuwsIG

— The Trump Organization (@Trump) May 15, 2019
Jack is Back!

Good thread. Off to bed. Watched Chelsea in Boston destroy the Revolution.

Slaap Lekker, tot morgen.

jimmyk

“China bans Wikipedia”

Unfortunately Wikipedia has become a propaganda-laden mess on anything political. If anyone’s blood pressure is too low, check out the entry on Peter Strzok.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Strzok

MissMarple2

Regarding Scooter Libby: I always thought it was crap that Bush 43 only commuted his sentence. The lack of a pardon meant he lost his law license, if I remember correctly.

Cheney was really steamed about it, as I recall.

Narciso79

That's ironic because many moons ago, this mr weaver was so disappointed over McCain hanging out at deripaskas yacht that he fed the iseman story to the press.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Completely off topic
Trailer for an action film. I'd say over the top but I'm a naïf when it comes to present day culture ...

https://youtu.be/JFP24D15_XM

Narciso79

They leave out a great deal like ex parte. Communications with judge Contreras before the Flynn plea.

Captain Hate

I've come to despise Romney, but I've come to believe the McCain had a real evil streak. Romney may be a prick, but I don't seem him doing whatever it was that McCain did to keep Lindsey (sp?) Graham under his thumb.

I still think that McVain's relatives gave him some dirt on Graham from when he was a JAG as part and parcel of coddling the dumb fuckup to get ahead, for which he needed training wheels every step of the way. You can almost see a weight off Graham's shoulders now that the Maverick Menace has ended.

Plus Romney's niece Ronna is much more gracious than the Mav's Mega sized "little girl".

Narciso79

Wow that is a powerful film Saraghl was one of those Alamo likd engagements against overwhelming odds.

MissMarple2

Jim,

The comments on that trailer are very approving from people from India and Nepal.

Narciso79

I guess closer to 300 with 50/1 odds.

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