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May 11, 2019

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jimmyk

From the last thread:UBER is like Tesla, there is no pony in that pile.

Tesla is a scam built on cronyism, Uber is a genuine game changer that has succeeded in spite of cronyism (the state-sponsored corrupt taxicab system). I have no idea what Uber is worth, but it will only fail if corrupt public officials drive a stake through it, which they may well do. But as a fan of free markets and innovation, I hope it (and Lyft and others) thrive. I'd say the same about Airbnb, which is probably even more likely to get taken down by big government.

MissMarple2

What if we decided that we would use the proceeds to invest in people, in education?" the former Texas congressmen went on to say.

1. Was he ever a congressman? I don't remember.

2. Looks to me like they are looking for a way to get MORE money to the colleges since kids have wised up to the student loan scam and they can't keep using that money acquired through inflated tuition and bribes.

3. I still wonder if the democrats are really a smaller party than we think and that their success is accomplished where they can hide their voter fraud schemes.

Beasts of England

lol, Extraneus!!

Beasts of England

Finally - a break from the rain!! See y'all later...

MissMarple2

https://politicallyshort.com/2019/04/20/fisa-court-woods-procedures-and-carter-page/

This is a good read.

Buckeye

Since Buckeye hasn't recently provided us with any hot chicks playing the bass videos,

I guess since I am just sitting around on my can, I don't have any excuse.

I'll get right on it:)

Manuel Transmission

Old rock drummer story: when I first moved to Phoenix in early HS with my folks, we started out in a residential trailer park (fairly common in those days). A lady next door who worked in a local bank had an older daughter maybe about out of HS and a younger son a couple years younger than me. He was pretty small, so when he got a little older, he couldn’t get any dates and he decided to take up drumming to have some shtick to hustle with. Anyway, I lost track of him as we moved out and I eventually was across town at AZ State. Well I learned years later he ended up on the coast and became the drummer for Three Dog Night! (Not their first.)

Buckeye

I'm looking, but in the meantime, here is why I think Rachael Price has top shelf pipes.

https://youtu.be/AJv1rN_UYcE

jimmyk

Self-reflection doesn't seem to be her strong suit:


Susan Hennessey
‏Verified account @Susan_Hennessey

Does anyone really doubt that Trump would love to have the FBI investigating his opponent during the campaign? Does anyone doubt that he would abuse his office in attempting to initiate or direct such an investigation?


I mean, where would he even get the idea to do such a thing?

JohnH

I’m not guessing since I google foo’d the answer. Very cool Mel.

Buckeye

I'll start with this

https://youtu.be/jmoV9sYBiDY

Melinda

Lil Armstrong.

Melinda

Yes, his 2nd wife and the main reason we all know his name today.

Extraneus

France Taken to EU Court for Denying Entry to Children of ISIS Jihadists

Since the French decision is legally regarded as an ‘act of government’ and therefore cannot be appealed before national courts, the matter has been brought before an EU court with powers to supersede French laws, the lawyer challenging the government’s decision confirmed. “I cannot believe that we are in a country that refuses to save its children, that abandons them with impunity to sickness and death,” the lawyer complained.

Estimates put the number of children raised and indoctrinated by ISIS at around 45,000. They have been described by the European intelligence agencies as the “ticking times bombs” and the “next generation of suicide bombers”

Buckeye

I'll save the rest for when Beasts isn't goofing off:)

Buckeye

Estimates put the number of children raised and indoctrinated by ISIS at around 45,000. They have been described by the European intelligence agencies as the “ticking times bombs” and the “next generation of suicide bombers”

Wonder how many we have?

JohnH

OMG, From Twitter,

https://youtu.be/nNlFRyKITt8

You won’t be disappointed.

lyle

That is effing hilarious, JohnH!

MissMarple2

JohnH,

HAHAHAHA!

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

I got lost in the replies to her. It's pretty hilarious how Trump gets them triggered by using POLITICO to give an interview and saying he hadn't thought about it but that it would be appropriate.

I wonder how he got them to ask him that question, because you know he did. Now all of them are on the phones to each other or texting about this (as well as Twitter) and they will start going on and on about it, so when it is revealed that OBAMA ordered the FBI and the DOJ to investigate a presidential candidate of the opposition party, what are they going to say?

lyle

Bee Toe was a congresscritter, MM.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/GovernorBullock/status/1127211761793421317

He has a big announcement coming soon.

*eyeroll*

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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peter

I wouldn't use Michelle Obama's biography to prop up a crooked coffee table

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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MissMarple2


Charlie Kirk
‏Verified account @charliekirk11
May 10

How does @JoeBiden serve:

36 years in the Senate

4 years as Chair of Senate Foreign Relations

8 years as Vice President

And still SERIOUSLY not think that China is a major competitor of the US?

Is he just oblivious?

Or is it because his son has made millions off them?

Davod

Clarice. Re Downer. Some time ago, I read that Downer visited with the FBI attache in London after speaking with Papadopoulos in May 2016.

Now, Downer is giving his version. He says that it was some time before he notified Australia and Australia notified the US about two months later.*

Is it a coincidence that some of the players are
airing their views at the same time.

* https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/09/alexander-downer-papadopoulos-tip-fbi/

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago

I won the 2016 Election partially based on no Tax Returns while I am under audit (which I still am), and the voters didn’t care. Now the Radical Left Democrats want to again relitigate this matter. Make it a part of the 2020 Election!

Davod

Found on Instapundit below AOC's comment about Biden

Evolution Series. Grind More. Hear less. Insinkerator.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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MissMarple2

https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/05/08/progressives-face-a-bleak-post-mueller-landscape/#.XNT8JpXDbp8.twitter

Victor Davis Hanson

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

So now the Radical Left Dems don’t talk about Collusion anymore, because the Mueller Report said there was No Collusion, they only want to talk about Obstruction, even though there was No Obstruction or No Crime - except for the crimes committed by the other side!

Comanche Voter

With all that frantic arm and hand movement, Beto could step in and play defense against the Warriors. He's tall . Now he might actually steal a ball or two from Step Curry or Klay Thompson. Dirty player Draymond Green might deck Beto--or at least take a good strong forearm swipe across Beto's eyes.

On the other hand Steph, Klay and Draymond might just roll over on the floor in fits of laughter when faced with Beto's "deee-fennnnnsss"!

Narciso79

This is a piece around the time of these events:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.news.com.au/world/britain-is-concerned-about-australias-links-to-hakluyt-security-firm-created-by-former-mi6-agents/news-story/5d6a3c7ccbd5cd9992379aeecaa5e3dc

Davod

Instapundit has a link to Rocket report at ARStechica. The report provides news about at a number of commercial rocket companies.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/rocket-report-spacex-does-falcon-9-legwork-japanese-startup-reaches-space/

clarice

davod, perhaps by choice, perhaps by direction, I think some of the people (like Downer) were waiting for the release of the Mueller Report before commenting.

Narciso79

And just before that instance

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/08/former-spy-chiefs-gleneagles-mi6-gchq

Libban was the one replaced by hannigan.

Jane

VDH has been on fire for weeks! Great to see.

Narciso79

What angle they were going for then:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-3548780/amp/CITY-DIARY-ex-SAS-MI6-operative-wining-dining-bankers-Singapore.html

Narciso79

Downers boss:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.spearswms.com/hakluyts-christopher-james-has-seen-the-alphabet-of-britains-security-services-2/amp/

Melinda

Gasoline barge and a tanker collide in Houston ship channel.

Narciso79

Yes that was yesterday's news.

Threadkiller
Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 4m4 minutes ago

So now the Radical Left Dems don’t talk about Collusion anymore, because the Mueller Report said there was No Collusion, they only want to talk about Obstruction, even though there was No Obstruction or No Crime - except for the crimes committed by the other side!

Notice how he doesn't say:

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
4m4 minutes ago

So now the Radical Left Dems don’t talk about Collusion or Obstruction anymore, because the Mueller Report said there was No Collusion and No Obstruction!

It could have been real clean but Mueller undercut Trump with that portion of the report. Good thing Barr reeled him in before he could do anymore damage.

Tom R

I wonder how he got them to ask him that question

Grandmasters at 4D Chess are always several steps ahead of their political opponents and know exactly what their next move will be. :-)

henry

All 4D moves remind me of Maxwell Smart, “I meant to do that.”

Tom R

Twitter has banned meme master Carpe Donktum.

https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1127290690948468742?s=21

Melinda

And I'm only getting this now? Sheesh. Thanks, narc.

Tom R

Since it does nothing but benefit him, my guess is Trump and Parscale want Democrats to make fools of themselves ranting and raving about obstruction of justice all the way up to the 2020 election.

Narciso79

I forget on whose feed I saw it:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/houston-ship-channel-barges-and-oil-tanker-collide-today-2019-05-10/

Narciso79

Skydragon demands full allegiance:
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/10/carlos-curbelo-testify-ways-means-1317597?fbclid=IwAR2gT-cNYBCz3uVy7YVUtrSKSbiy6raS37kAMH978reMsmpHGQh0opMsfcM

Tom R

More 4D Chess by Trump :-)

https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1127257669658607617?s=21

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Compare media coverage of elected lawmaker going out of his way to hassle an elderly lady at abortion clinic versus media coverage of Covington kids standing around waiting for a bus not bothering anyone.
http://bejohngalt.com/2019/05/if-it-doesnt-fit-cnns-agenda/

Threadkiller

I think some of the people (like Downer) were waiting for the release of the Mueller Report before commenting.

I agree.

Melinda

JimSun-

Did you see the rally in response to Sims earlier actions yesterday? Easily 1000 people in the streets. Sims posted a weak apology, of sorts, if you could call it that, as a result.

Melinda

https://twitter.com/bethanyshondark/status/1126884148801675264?s=21

Here’s the ground view.

MissMarple2


AccuWeather
‏Verified account @breakingweather
4m4 minutes ago

Trouble is brewing for Mother's Day in the form of rain and thunderstorms across the eastern third of the United States, while the South Central states welcome much-needed drying and heat relief comes to the Pacific Northwest: http://ow.ly/Ie2m50u7Rzv

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We had bright sunshine this morning but by lunchtime the clouds had rolled in. Getting ready to rain now.

The Infamous Ignatz

Carpe donktum restored.
Guy is funny.

The Infamous Ignatz

Interestingly it was the psychotic Krassenstein simian siblings who got him banned.

henry

It’s an insult to any vertebrate if you compare them to Krassensteins.

The Infamous Ignatz

I guess this Brian Sims creep thinks the rest of us think to ourselves "he's saying F.U. to us" when in reality everyone is thinking "Ah jeez, think where that finger has been".

The Infamous Ignatz

Good point henry.
How bout "the psychotic Krassenstein gastropod siblings"?

JM Hanes

Apparently Alyssa Milano's fan base may not be as big as she might have thought: Feminists Divided over Sex Strike. Lest one think that cooler heads might actually be prevailing, one might want to check out the basis of their disagreement.

In other news, Trump takes charge of DC Fourth of July fest and I'm just sitting here waiting for the next wave of crazy on the left:

Trump has moved the fireworks display from its usual location near the Washington Monument to West Potomac Park and he wants to address attendees from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial....
It's gonna be YUGE!
In February, Trump teased a Fourth of July event on Twitter. “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!” he wrote.
Saw this in Twitter comments somewhere:
[ ] Tired of Winning
[X] Not Tired of Winning

henry

JMH, has he added the military parade yet?

Tom R

One of MM’s favorite Twitter Sleuths making the claim Manafort was secretly passing Trump campaign info to the Hillary campaign via Kilimnik.

If that could be proven it sheds an entirely new light as to why Mueller went after Manafort so hard.

https://twitter.com/stuinsd/status/1127233716361801728?s=21

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/trump-hits-retweet-button-60-times-in-massive-twitter-spree/

Davod

Parents of Girls Harassed by Brian Sims Raise Over $100K for Pro-Life Group
Posted at Legal Insurrection by Mary Chastain Friday, May 10, 2019, at 3:00 pm.


https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/05/parents-of-girls-harassed-by-brian-sims-raise-over-100k-for-pro-life-group/#more

MissMarple2

Rep. Jerry Nadler: "We've come to a very sorry state when it's considered okay for an American politician -- never mind an attorney for the president -- to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics." pic.twitter.com/oJJEwCQEjb

— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2019

Video of Nadler at the link.
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I am now wondering if either Rudy has already been to Ukraine, or if they were given the information by a UN ambassador or something, or if this publicized trip with intentions was being done to get bad actors talking to each other and plotting ways to stop Rudy or the informants.

henry

The twitter sleuths will tie Sasquatch to the scheme by Monday.

MissMarple2

Well, henry, considering that the Sasquatch and her husband are worth FORTY MILLION DOLLARS courtesy of book deals and the Netflix deal, she is somehow hooked in.

Or were you talking about the mythical West Coast Sasquatch?

henry

Miss M, not the Wookiee.

Beasts of England

You've outdone yourself at 1:16, Buckeye!! Woot!

And I wasn't goofing off - I was at my three favorite locales: Piggly Wiggly, Dollar General, and then the vodka store. Now I'm goofing off. ;)

Threadkiller

The brunt of that Trump retweet spree seems to be a plea to leave the 1st Rugrat alone.

Maybe Rudy called off the Ukraine trip to barter for Don Jr's safe passage.

We will soon see..

The Infamous Ignatz

--"We've come to a very sorry state when it's considered okay for an American politician -- never mind an attorney for the president -- to go and seek foreign intervention in American politics." --

Doesn't anybody here know how to play this game?
You don't say something that they're about to force feed you from your own side, Nads.
Barry, the Beast of Chappaqua, Biden, their alphabet bureaus and their campaign henchmen spent years hiring every two bit Ukrainian, Russian, Australian, Limey, even a frickin Maltese for Pete's sake, to intervene in our politics.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

The press people griping about Trump ordering the AG to investigate Biden are falling in the exact same trap.

My guess is that next week will be highly entertaining.

Beasts of England

That's a function of the Dems having the wind at their back for decades, Ig - having rarely been forced to play defense. They've grown fat (no pun toward Nadler intended) and lazy.

Melinda

MM-

I'm still recovering from last week.

Threadkiller

From Barr's Senate Testimony:

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he did not review the underlying evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's report before he concluded that Mueller's findings did not reach the threshold to charge President Trump with obstructing justice.

Barr described this approach as a standard practice in which officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) often rely on the characterization of the evidence uncovered in an investigation. 

"We accepted the statements in the report as the actual record. We did not go underneath it to see whether or not they were accurate. We accepted it as accurate," Barr said Wednesday while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/441643-barr-says-he-didnt-review-underlying-evidence-of-mueller-report

This perfectly describes what happened to RR. Rosenstein believed his underlings and facilitated the undermining of Trump. RR didn't get around to what actually happened until later and was pinned in because of Session's recusal.

If it weren't for the plane trip to Florida with Trump and Session's firing, RR would have had no way out.

Now he can tell all and be protected by an immunity deal.

Threadkiller

RR is the Clouseau of the DoJ.

MissMarple2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=355&v=MMYn63LqSgg

Video of Rudy's interview with Shannon Bream on Fox last night.

Pretty informative. Just now saw it - didn't know he was on Fox last night.

Tom R

TK

You forget Trump knew about Obama spying on him long before RR signed the FISA warrant reauthorization. You’re just assuming Trump automagically on that plane trip converted RR from a bad guy involved in the silent coup to a rule of law White Hat so you can avoid admitting RR has been on the Trump team from the outset.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/05/11/report-india-orders-antitrust-probe-of-google-blocking-rivals/

jimmyk

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he did not review the underlying evidence

TK, that's what Kamala was ranting about, and it's ridiculous. Barr shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel with his investigation of the the obstruction nonsense that shouldn't even have been part of Mueller's report. As it was, the report had all the information he needed to conclude that there was no basis for "obstruction." There was no "evidence" to examine. Even if everything was exactly as Mueller's innuendo and gossipy part II claimed, it's bupkis.

And if Barr had gone through and reexamined everything and come to the same conclusion, would Kamala and the Dems have been satisfied? They would want another investigation.

Extraneus

Now he can tell all and be protected by an immunity deal.

I'd be up for that.

Threadkiller

Exactly, Jimmy. And it is that standard procedure that RR followed. That is why RR had no idea what was really going on when he brought Mueller to Trump under false pretenses.

Mueller looked into Trump's eyes and assured RR that everything he had been told was true and that Trump needed to be investigated.

Extraneus

Barr already knew he disagreed with Mueller's expansive theory of obstruction, which, if accepted, would allow prosecutors to divine the inner thoughts of innocent people in order to convict them of a crime.

MissMarple2

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/5/11/winthrop-faculty-deans-to-leave/#.XNbmt-rSpmQ.twitter

This is a curious story. One of the deans represents Harvey Weinstein.

Reading down through the body of the text I discover both are African-American, and the guy who represented Weinstein also represented Michael Brown's family and Aaron Hernanzex. Robinson was chief counsel for Senator Ted Kennedy.

Threadkiller

I hope that RR spills all the beans publicly but I imagine the political value of what he is telling Team Trump will be so great that the more major components will amount to internal leverage that will get applied behind the scenes pre and post election.

anonamom

Guess who the gals like???


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/11/women-are-putting-their-money-where-their-mouth-is-and-its-going-to-trump-n2546002

Tom R

TK @ 5:53

Your movie script has some plot holes. You forgot RR learned of the silent coup against Trump before Trump, Mueller and RR had their meeting. He knew exactly what was going on before that meeting.

matt - deplore me if you must

Trump's rope a dupe continues to amaze me. He has them falling over themselves on a daily basis.

Fauxtrage over the fireworks display; Rudy to Ukraine; yanking Biden's chain......it really is quite entertaining.

Threadkiller

I wonder what deal Mueller may have to cut?

Tom R

Extraneus @ 5:53

Don’t you mean Weissman’s theory of obstruction? I would still like to know how Barr knew point for point what Weissman was planning to do back in June 2018.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Tito's been by TWIP

Threadkiller

Unfortunately we will probably never hear what a mess Sessions created. Trump is smart enough to keep pushing forward. Rehashing how Sessions created the perception of wrongdoing is of no benefit.

Extraneus

I assume he already dished whatever he had to Barr.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

And one for catsmeat and any other Lit fans!

Extraneus

Don't forget Alfred E., matt. He may not recover from that.

peter

Enjoying getting in the last word. https://pinchandswirl.com/last-word-cocktail-recipe/

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

"Now is the winter of our discount tents"

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