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July 31, 2019

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Porchlight

Tulsi's got some strong points and is nuttier on other issues, but she's been around for awhile now and is anti-Dem establishment and about as authentically grassroots as is possible for a Dem. The fact that she went after Kamala, the Clinton pick, is not coincidental.

rse

This is helpful. https://spectator.us/loser-wednesday-detroit-debate-sanity/

Of course I drove to a nearby park to walk this morning and had the radio on coming back. The radio station owned by the same people-cox-whose tv station was determined to drum up racism in the publix checkout line, informed everyone listening how well biden did, that he remained the frontrunner, and had an interview with the atl mayor ecstatic at his performance.

Tom R

Jim @ 8:40

The reason for that is because the memos Comey wrote documenting his meetings with Trump were not officially classified until after the FBI took possession of them. Even then they were only categorized as Confidential which means whatever was in them was very minor. Barr probably knew if he indicted Comey he would get acquitted because everything Comey was accused of occurred before the memos were formally classified so you can’t accuse him of intentionally leaking classified material.

Narciso

It's a minefield remember when he had Rosenstein fire Comey then Horowitz dispatch McCabe. I'm sure the dems seeded the DOJ with their people like col stuart in die hard 2, remember the ruckus over the dismissed us attys.

MissMarple3

I would be satisfied if Comey were indicted for being a weasel. At least it would be official.

MissMarple3

In that Center for Security Policy I linked on the previous page, the author felt that Antifa prosecutions should probably be done by state prosecutors, as the DOJ still has so many lefties sympathetic to the Antifa point of view and they would be reluctant to prosecute.

Probably the same for the DOJ. If you think "Orange Man Bad" are you going to want to go after Comey?

MissMarple3

https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/what-indygo-wants-drivers-to-know-about-the-red-line/

In this article, I see I wasn't wrong. You will not be able to turn left on my nearest major street, which is going to hurt businesses.

I also mentioned that these are double buses, which make them hard to turn. And now, this morning, one of the radio guys said that the buses are having trouble pulling up to the platforms.

It's going to be a fiasco, I tell you!

henry

Miss M, they'll replace it with a trolley.

Melinda

Jane,

I thought the original cite was that he declined to prosecute "at this time", which jibes with your perception.

#WasTwoWeeks

Porchlight

I thought the #twoweeks hashtag was in reference to the ICE raids which were scheduled and then rescheduled for two weeks later. Can't keep up with the various hobby horses.

henry

he declined to prosecute "at this time"

oh the payout will be bigger next Tuesday! Sounds like a long con to me.

MissMarple3

http://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-grants-audit-20180321-story.html

Another audit shows that Baltimore doesn't keep track of its grant money.

What a surprise. If they kept track, then they would know when it went missing, and someone might be held responsible!

Old Lurker

Jane, it is just long past time to be freed from "that's what I hear..."

When it becomes "I SAW something" then the party can start.

Not saying that day will not arrive, just saying the tease has reached silly levels.

Porchlight

Trump rally tonight in Cincy. Timing is, as usual, perfect. Should be a lot of fun. And I could only stomach one beer during last night's screechfest so I have plenty left.

henry


Matt Walsh
@MattWalshBlog

That’s literally the whole point of a debate

The Hill
@thehill

Booker calls out CNN debate for pitting "Democrats against each other" hill.cm/Tl7Mfs7

MissMarple3

henry,

We had electric trolleys that ran hooked to overhead electric lines when I was a kid. I can remember following them and they scared me because they often shot off sparks whenever they turned a corner or went over a rough patch.

Those all disappeared in the 60's, though and the electric lines were torn down. These new electric buses are twice as big and will not easily turn corners. The city has invested a lot of money in this system, too.

This is supposed to be an express bus system, so you can only board at platforms that look like railway platforms. The buses will run on a designated lane which runs down the center of the street.

You can only turn left at designated intersections or designated U-turn sites. You will be ticketed if you cross the lane. I cannot imagine they notified businesses about this. It's no big deal for some, but for the diner and liquor store near me, it is really going to hurt their business.

Porchlight

From Ben Garrison:

Melinda

Here's a great idea to counter the "Boycott!!" lefty BS:

https://twitter.com/Doc_0/status/1156919865044852742

MissMarple3

Porchlight,

I love the rallies, too! My favorite evening entertainment!

That is a GREAT cartoon by Ben Garrison!

Narciso

Are we sure he went to oxford there is little evidence of this?

MissMarple3

Melinda,

That's a good question about boycotts, but one thing I have learned is that the left is totally inconsistent, hypocritical, and nonsensical.

(Remember, I live with one of the more moderate ones.)

Buckeye

Not saying that day will not arrive, just saying the tease has reached silly levels.

Yep, the carnival barkers are now falling all over themselves, each trying to put a slightly different twist on the half baked rumor du jour.

Getting old.

Melinda

Puerto Rican "Democracy" at werk:

https://apnews.com/5649201d5e24444dac7d3a6efe967198

rse

MM-

an Indiana Congresswoman, jackie walorski, is the R that makes this What Works Caucus bipartisan. https://results4america.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Invest-in-What-Works-Coalition-What-Works-Congressional-Caucus-Support-Letter_073019.pdf

Ties to the Moneyball for Government vision paul ryan was such a big advocate for.

sbwaters

I wrote to the Associated Press about AP promoting an agenda:

I expect such things as this from Jonathan Lemire — Conjecture. dramatic tension, conflation, misusing accusation as fact, misplaced editorial opinion, and manufactured news:

“raising the prospect of a 2020 presidential campaign increasingly fought along racial lines”

“incendiary tweets”

“attacks on a veteran African-American congressman and his predominantly black district

“Long accused of weaponizing race for political gain”

“escalated his harsh language”

“beginning with racist tweets”

“his criticism of the congresswomen of color”

I added, Lemire is not credible. He is among several writers AP has who carry an agenda. You can tell it is an agenda when the news has to be twisted to fit the preferred shape. Darlene Superville exercised her agenda with her Jamestown article.

“continued disparagement of a veteran black congressman and the majority-black district”

“ contrasted sharply with his stream of attacks against U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings”

I concluded that many ‘protests’ are staged to get the national media lens to focus on their political view. The Associated Press does a disservice to readers when, if it does report the protest, it fails to fully sift the issue down to its substance.

Is the alleged “disparagement” of the congressmen racially based as is implied by Superville, or is it that Cummings appears to have ignored the very real problems of his district to focus instead on getting Trump for his own political advancement or that of his party?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Comey is nuts, is an underhanded weasel and a pretentious, sanctimonious bean pole.
But I'm not exactly sure what he is supposed to be prosecuted for. He may have skated close to the line but is there an actual specific crime he committed?

Porchlight

Meanwhile, thirteen Trump judges were confirmed last night:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/31/senate-thriteen-trump-judges-confirmed/

Narciso

Well 9batruction of justice when it comes to documents under subpoena 8n this instance

MissMarple3

rse,

Honestly, I thought she was a democrat. LOL! You hardly hear about her around here and I believe she is from up north.

Narciso

Obstruction in, yes lemire does his Winston Smith impression well

anonamom

porch, #TwoWeeks in current JOM usage, ironic, for all this stuff we keep being told is going to be happening, but NEVER HAPPENS!

Indictments, release of records, IG report, you name it---somehow, none of it seems to be happening.

But, it's always going to--like, in #Two Weeks.

Jane

Iggy,

It has to do with the FiSA warrants IIRC.

MissMarple3

sbwaters,

I just subscribed to the Indianapolis Star again (Sunday only) due to the carrier coming to my door. He was a very polite and well-spoken black kid who was trying to work his way through school without debt and I am a sucker for that, plus he promised to leave the paper on the front porch instead of the mailbox.

I am going to be REALLY mad if that paper carries stories like that. I will be writing letters and calling, myself.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

What documents, when, where, how?
We see a lot of rotten underhanded stuff and say "book em Dan-o". Problem is lots of underhanded rotten stuff is either legal or with a few careful qualifiers made legal.

clarice

https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/442278-james-comey-is-in-trouble-and-he-knows-it?fbclid=IwAR1JT8i6gTeeFZh2yr7ZOAh7a4S3a1S28h91n4dxg3VGk1HuNxtkKq71F0o#.XUKa7cmbF38.facebook

MissMarple3

In my opinion all of the stuff with the hoax is too hard for people to understand unless they have followed it from the get-go.

However, investigating major inner cities for robbing taxpayers blind and denying services to their citizens, THAT people will understand. Taking money from the Chinese for certain information, THAT people will understand.

The crimes have to be understandable and easily proved.

MissMarple3

Eric Matheny‏ @EricMMatheny · 3h3 hours ago

Last night at the Debate, Kirsten Gillibrand said the following:

“No president before President Trump has enforced the law in the way its been enforced.”

The fact that she intended this to be an insult tells you everything you need to know about the Democrats.

Captain Hate

Meanwhile, thirteen Trump judges were confirmed last night

These are significant and will have long lasting consequences which is ignored by the instant gratification crew who continue to think that using a rat infested bureaucracy to do something it really doesn't want to do is just a lighthearted frolic that can be effectively accomplished immediately. Bigmouths like Joe DiGenova refuse to acknowledge that they're being played by insiders they trust and keep spouting inaccurate claims.

Melinda

Iggy,

Leaking of memos was a felony.

Captain Hate

Comey surely leaked confidential info.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 2m2 minutes ago

China, Iran & other foreign countries are looking at the Democrat Candidates and “drooling” over the small prospect that they could be dealing with them in the not too distant future. They would be able to rip off our beloved USA like never before. With President Trump, NO WAY!

Threadkiller

Attorney General William Barr reportedly have decided to decline prosecution

Comey must be singing. I think this is a good sign.

henry

Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar
46m

Just 7 candidates have qualified for the next debates on ABC

Biden
Booker
Buttigieg
Harris
Beto
Sanders
Warren

The qualification deadline is August 28 and candidates have to get 130,000 unique donors AND register at least 2% in four polls

Tom R

Not saying that day will not arrive, just saying the tease has reached silly levels

Pundits have to fill up their hour on cable TV or however long their radio show is with anything to keep your attention and keep you watching.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'll be surprised if anyone is indicted for those FISA warrants.
Absent a smoking gun of them admitting they knew they were false they'll just say "in our best judgment we thought they had been verified to the best of our ability.
Oops."
Counting on Barr or Trump being able to get justice from a rigged system that is being asked to unrig itself is probably not too reasonable.
That's why I have always said, even if you could get the Swamp to toss a couple of its denizens overboard the Swamp remains. Expecting the Swamp's own justice system to drain itself is unrealistic isn't it?
The only possible way it is drained is from without, not within. And Trump's method of bashing the GOPe, appealing to the old fashioned middle of America and to Dem voters and minorities who have been abused by Dems for decades is the only feasible way forward on actually draining anything.
If and until a powerful enough coalition of Americans is created that understands how much wealth and freedom the Swamp has drained from us and demands it be taken back, all the perp walks in the world will accomplish approximately nothing.
People properly laugh at some of the 4D nonsense and then turn around and think the rule of law can be imposed by the very Swamp that administers its own justice and that tossing a few of the thousands of reptiles that inhabit it will have some effect. It will have about as much effect as capturing a few pythons in Florida does. The rule of law and the Swamp cannot coexist. The Swamp controls the rule of law so the necessary pretext of reestablsihing the rule of law to eliminate the Swamp is unrealistic and as pie in the sky as 4d ever was.

boris

"Comey surely leaked confidential info"

And probably considers it his "patriotic" duty to do so because Hitler. No doubt Comey is willing to suffer the consequences of his civil disobedience, such as hero worship with million dollar book deals and megabuck job offers.

Jane

"Comey surely leaked confidential info."

Comey leaked confidential info to his college professor friend who then gave it to CNN. It was kept at his house, which is illegal. After his buddy gave it to CNN, the FBI declassified the info.

Gee, I'm shocked.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Comey wrote the memos and it is debatable whether they contained classified info.
I hope he committed crimes and will be prosecuted for them.
But I'm as weary of people claiming everybody and his cousin has committed TREASON! and should be prosecuted for it only to find the facts are otherwise as some people are of hearing #twoweeks.
Creatures in the Swamp know the fetid waters in which they swim and the myriad channels within it in which to hide.

henry

sure CNN. Servants should be black. Got ya.


CNN
@CNN

Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? The reason for these shades of technological white may be racism, according to new research.

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1156916257834381312

Threadkiller

Bigmouths like Joe DiGenova refuse to acknowledge that they're being played by insiders they trust and keep spouting inaccurate claims.

Maybe he is a useful cog on the Kabuki wheel.

MissMarple3


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 10m10 minutes ago

Budget Deal is phenomenal for our Great Military, our Vets, and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Two year deal gets us past the Election. Go for it Republicans, there is always plenty of time to CUT!


Old Lurker

What Iggy said at 10:40.

MissMarple3

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 22s22 seconds ago

BIG RALLY tonight in Cincinnati, Ohio. See you there! P.S. Our Country is doing GREAT!

henry

hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhaha!


Maddow Blog
@MaddowBlog

"What Mitch McConnell is trying to do this week is confirm more judges in a week than he allowed President Obama to have confirmed in his final two years in office." - Kristine Lucius, executive V.P. for policy at the Leadership Conference

https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/1156743682248327168

Captain Hate

Trump keeps touting the budget deal helping the military. Did it do away with that sequester nonsense that budgetary genius Eddie Munster negotiated with that other rocket surgeon Patty Murray?

henry

CH, yes. Sequester is gone.

boris

Jon's a Nu Nu

Melinda

henry-

Funny thing happens in the Senate when the President actually makes nominations for judicial seats, as opposed to blowing it off.

Captain Hate

Thanks, henry. Amazing it took having the commiecrats in charge of the House to get it done. There's where the ire should be focused for two squandered years.

Extraneus

Interesting link last night, Skoot.

MissMarple3

I thought you guys might be interested in seeing this tweet from RG:

J.B. White‏ @RattlerGator · 3h3 hours ago


I pick out this one black guy, sports fan, to randomly check & see if he followed Dem debate last night. Yes, he did. His comments? Booker is gay, Tulsi fried Kamala's ass, not feeling Biden at all, Kirsten get the hell out, probably voting for Warren or Marianne.

Ha !!!!!!!!!!
=====================================
That cracked me up.

henry

Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports
10m

NEW: The Second Circuit comes out against a "two-tiered bail system" allowing wealthy defendants to fund their own bespoke, pre-trial jails, in the case of an accused money launderer.

Makes Epstein's appeal even more remote.

https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports/status/1156939276799610880

Porchlight

new thread

Tom R

Leaking of memos was a felony.

Comey surely leaked confidential info.

Once again, the memos were not formally classified when Comey leaked details to the media. They did not get formally classified until after he was fired and he gave them to the FBI.
"Formally classified" means the documents were formally stamped "CONFIDENTIAL" on the header and footer of every page, the documents were assigned a document number and that document number was logged in a classified data registry so that property accountability and security measures could be established on the newly classified documents.

anonamom

Go for it Republicans, there is always plenty of time to CUT!

Has that EVER happened???

clarice

henry, how many times did you sign for Marianne, you devil?

Disillusionist

""Formally classified" means the documents were formally stamped "CONFIDENTIAL" on the header and footer of every page,..."

Tom, that's not how it works. Classified information is the responsibility of the creator to treat properly. It has NOTHING to do with having formal review and markings in place. That's a property of the proper formatting of a classified document, not of the classified information itself. Comey leaked classified information. Full stop.

Texas Liberty Gal

Today I was able to dry & style my hair all by myself !!! Huge step!!!

My hubby has 3 fellow singers/musicians at our house practicing songs for our annual Variety Show. 2 numbers - My Girl and Hallelujah from Shrek movie.

I am blessed!!!

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