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February 07, 2020

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The Infamous Ignatz

--placed, unsurprisingly, in that safe civil service job--

They used to be safe mostly because they were crummy low paying jobs with crummy benefits.
Since they are no longer either they should no longer be safe.

GUS

JMH, the numbers from China are NONSENSE.

Extraneus

I'd like to see the weasel IC IG Atkinson axed next, assuming he can't be boiled in oil instead.

GUS

Out on the road today, I saw a FEEL THE BERN sticker on a brand new LEXUS SUV. A little voice inside my head said, DON'T SMOKE CRACK you should SMOKE CRACK. BTW...it had an ILLINOIS PLATE in WISCONSIN.

hrtshpdbox

Those folks at predicit give a Trump popular vote win just a 37% chance. In a TRUE landslide, Trump would get the most votes, even considering the fraud, the illegals, etc.

I think he'll do it, this will be the first time since 1988 that it gets called for a Republican early enough for the left coast folks to just call it a day and move straight to cocktails instead of polling places.

MissMarple2

The #Democrats have cheated elections for so long, they can’t even elect themselves... #IowaCaucusDisaster https://t.co/31CnbxwRfy

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 7, 2020

Link goes to story on MSNBC.com.

clarice

JUST READ VINDEMAN'S TWIN ALSO GOT THE BOOT ALONG WITH A SECURITY ESCORT OUT OF THE BLDG.
https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/in-god-we-trust/ a nice little history lesson from Yaacov.

MissMarple2

clarice,

I am glad the twin got the boot, too. I always thought having a pair of identical twins employed with one in the NSC was a bit dangerous.

anonamom

Thanks for the Rush transcript. What a week for him!
I had been puzzled as to how it was that I knew he was getting the Medal of Freedom, yet he was obviously so genuinely surprised.
Love his behind-the-scenes before the SOTU.

KevlarKid

seen references this week to AOC being a "Party leeda"... at least Boxy Stahl seenks so.

AOCs boostraps declaration rips off Victor Lewis' comment about his mom in "The Color of Fear" from 19friggin92.

#DNCWhoringAintBinary

GUS

Clarice, the Vindman bro's are Ukraine. WTF.
This news and all the good news vis a vis AMERICA and TRUMP being VINDMANICATED.......is awesome.
There is no reason to give any ANY QUARTER to these bastards. The prix will get their pensions and this will all be reported as RETALIATION.

Indeed.

sbwaters

Just saw FB, Clarice. Thank you. Happy to see the letter was received favorably.

KevlarKid

Col. Vindman? there are two scary guys here to see you.

(Step aside, ma'am.)

Can i put on my commie lookin uniform first fellas?

No. Get up.

GUS

Imagine the MFM after the Vindboy's got SHITCANNED!! This is just the beginning.
Comey, Strzok, McCabe, Lynch etc etc etc, will rock their world.

Are we to expect that a FAILED COUP has no real world consequences???

henry

Gus, if they can believe there are more genders than Baskin Robbins flavors, the can believe anything.

Sammy Small

I assume that unless DJT wins in a blowout that the Dems will immediately go with the illegitimate election canard again. Maybe he should start prepping the battlefield based on Iowa and continue from there as necessary.

The Infamous Ignatz

Hey, if Mike Lee got this done I'd excuse anything else he ever did;
Sen. Mike Lee: Make Federal Architecture Great Again.
No more Bauhaus bullshit or Soviet concrete blocks.

Extraneus

Cuomo unveils lawsuit to keep New Yorkers in Global Entry travel program

“We are taking legal action to stop the federal government from inconveniencing New Yorkers to score political points,” he added. “Don’t try to extort me. And don’t try to extort New Yorkers. It won’t work.”
Theo

Hrtshpdbox—

The betting markets tend not to be all that good at predicting election outcomes. Pretty much every predictions at this point — including yours and mine — has to be taken with a grain of salt.

That having been said, I am reasonably optimistic about the Republican chances to hold the Senate. The GOP absolutely will pick up a seat in Alabama. They have three seats that look vulnerable — Maine, Colorado and Arizona — but none of them are sure losers. Even if all three flipped to the Dems it still gives the Republicans 51 votes, which is one more than they need to retain control assuming that Vice President Kamala Harris does not get to break a tie.

Of course there are other seats that could be in play (going in both directions - I think Michigan is particularly interesting) but at this it looks like the Senate holds.

The usual caveats apply.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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23m
I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s totally partisan Impeachment Hoax. No President has done more for the great people of West Virginia than me (Pensions), and that will....

....always continue. Every Republican Senator except Romney, many highly religious people, all very smart, voted against the Impeachment Hoax. @SenCapito was all in (a great person). I was told by many that Manchin was just a puppet for Schumer & Pelosi. That’s all he is!

henry

Gee. Who is going for cheap political points there? Look in a mirror Fredo the Elder.

clarice

THE REPORT ABOUT VINDEMAN'S TWIN BEING BOOTED IS FROM GATEWAY AND I CANNOT BE SURE IT'S CORRECT.

SBW, WHENEVER I POST YOUR AP LETTERS THERE, THEY GET A GREAT RESPONSE.

JM Hanes

I may have actually picked up this link here at JOM, about the difficulties face masks pose for the Chinese Surveillance State, but it's a don't miss piece, so I'm posting it anyway. The Coronavirus not only makes the banning of face masks in Hong Kong protests problematic, accurate identification, itself, has proven particularly problematic in China.

Despite its widespread adoption across China, it’s ironic that facial recognition technology in general has been found to be less reliable when processing non-white faces, observes Jessica Helfand, author of the new book Face: A Visual Odyssey. “The fact that surveillance is increasingly flawed with regard to facial recognition and Asian faces is a paradox made even more bizarre by the face mask thing,” Helfand says.
They all look alike? Don't laugh. The problem in the problematic is.... racist software!
A recent landmark study by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology revealed a racial bias in algorithms sold by Intel, Microsoft, Toshiba, Tencent, and DiDi Chuxing. It showed that that African Americans, Native Americans, and Asians were 10 to 100 times more likely to be misidentified compared to a Caucasian subject.
Now you can laugh! ROTFLMAO

henry

Clarice, AOS has it too. Source is Kailan Collins.

jimmyk

Clarice, the NYT has also reported that both brothers have been "reassigned."

henry

White privilege in action, JMH. We can be panopticonned, brown people are resistant.

GUS

The GOP has been taken over by a PATRIOT. After years and years or Rumbleys, and McStains, someone not afraid to BE PRO-AMERICA is in charge.
The FULL COMMIE LEFT on the other hand, has double and tripled down on Anti-American nonsense.

This is fun. Let's make it last.

Dave (in MA)

https://babylonbee.com/news/to-compete-with-space-force-democrats-propose-space-irs

To Compete With Space Force, Democrats Propose Space IRS

GUS

Gateway Pundit is as accurate as Punxatawney Biden.

Melinda

@ChadPergram
Sens Grassley/Johnson on info about Biden probe: It is disappointing that one or more of our colleagues would actively seek to undermine our legitimate oversight by selectively leaking information to the press.

https://twitter.com/chadpergram/status/1225907823852298241?s=21

That has all the hallmarks of a light Barium buffet.

Dave (in MA)

Did they get to keep the red stapler, and red staple remover?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Video at the link, in case you wanted to know what the weasel Andrew Weissman looks like. I hope this counts as a confession in his participation in the coup plot. Arrest him, AG Barr!

Whether he realizes it or not, Andrew Weissmann just admitted what we always knew:

The purpose of the Mueller investigation was "trying to get rid of" President Trump and laying a perjury trap

The President didn't fall for it, and the truth WON pic.twitter.com/YcOWi9Bybz

— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) February 6, 2020
GUS

Hunter-Gatherer Baby Daddy Biden, MUST NOT, be investigated. Not to be crude, but that opens PANDORA'S BOX.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Forecast for the ATL:

Empty bread and milk aisles with a slight chance of snow. :(

The Infamous Ignatz

A few months back I discussed passing by the giant Sauron's Eye of a solar array near Tonopah NV.
I don't even have to say it do I? But I will;
Shuttered. Kaput. Finito. Fricasseed its last bird.

Deplorable D

KK, do you have a link to those on Amazon?

MissMarple2

Courtesy of Melinda:

Carpe Donktum
🔹
@CarpeDonktum
·
8m
Two Vindmans down...

So many more Vindmans to fire...

JM Hanes

sbw:

You should start a weekly AP Tutorial page. Put up an AP story, side by side with a commentary letter like the one you posted here. I hate to think of all your letters being buried in a dusty file somewhere, or tossed as they come in. How much more impact might you have both on the AP and the public understanding of media bias, if you were to build up a whole body of stories and critiques? I suspect it would become a popular feature and/or a source of discussion among your subscribers, and I bet it might get you some real play on the web as well. And you'd end up with another book.

I remember so clearly when learned the lesson about the importance of adjectives. I was listening to the Nixon hearings and then reading about them in the New York Times. They'd describe the tenor of someone's answer and I'd think, "that's now how I heard it, at all." Oddly enough, it was the defense witnesses who came across as the combative refuseniks.

GUS

JMH, the NIXON hearings were where RODHAM cut her teeth. She got fired for being a dishonest hack.
This was before she was widely known to be a lying SHREW.

The Infamous Ignatz

Wow, that Weismann interview proves that POS must never be anywhere near another prosecutors office.
Imagine a punk wondering why Trump didn't subject himself to a slimy little creep with a Grand Inquisitor complex who then calls Trump a demagogue who should be "gotten rid of".
And that was Mueller's big gun.

clarice

He should have been disbarred long ago. Pity about prosecutors' immunity.

GUS

Ig, Comey created Mueller, who created Weismann AGAIN. No ethics. NONE. But then again, what ethics could a illegal dishonest COUP ATTEMPT have.

The punishment for such TREASON is known.

GUS

The FULL COMMIE LEFT, believes it has found ways to inoculate themselves from their malfeasance.
Much like embedding FULL COMMIES into high level bureaucrat positions was the attempt to be in power without accountability.

MissMarple2

Ignatz,

I am glad you watched that. (It's only 1 1/2 minutes.) I hope others will.

He is a terrible person and I will not let one person act like President Trump is some sort of conniver when THAT is what he has been having to deal with!

anonamom

sbw, do that for Am Thinker

GUS

It's amusing to me, that after all Andrew Weissmann has been involved in, that ANYONE, would believe that he is honorable, or in any way trust worthy.
Comey...vis ....Mueller.... conidered Weissmann an honorable investigator and arbitor of TRUTH.

MissMarple2

GUS,

That's how you know neither Comey or Mueller were honorable.

henry

Am Thinker? sbw should do that under the Rome Sentinal banner. (Hope I got that correct). With sidebar ads for subscription signup. Perhaps syndicate to his fellow independent publishers (with a list so we can support local publishers if available). I have no problems subscribing to a newspaper. The Milwaukee Urinal Central does not qualify as one. Carrying a “what’s up with AP” feature would be a mark of quality.

Theo

I was just wondering about how much of Biden’s downfall from probable nominee to not might not make it to Super Tuesday is the result of the Dems focus on Ukraine? Sure, the media tried to portray Joe as a heroic figure standing up against the calumny Trump was hurling at him, but I have talked to actual Dems who were appalled at the swampy stench of the payoffs to his son.

On the other hand, Joe is Joe. He ran for President twice before and this weeks fourth place finish in Iowa is the best he has ever done.

My guess is that he was hurt by the peach mint business but probably not as much as by the fact that he remains essentially unappealing as a candidate.

lyle

Firing/dismissal/getting escorted out of the WH isn’t the same as getting skulls. I still prefer the latter but it’s a start...

GUS

Clarice, Weissmann is scum. He has no interest in truth, he is a HIT MAN. To be disbarred WEISSMANN would have to be an enemy of the LEFT. He is not.
I don't consider myself naive, but, I'm still somewhat perplexed at HOW and WHY the FULL COMMIE LEFT, has acted and perpetrated this SCAM and ACTUAL COUP ATTEMPT, without any compunction.
MONEY and POWER. MONEY and POWER.

henry

Gus, Wiessman was hired under the eagle eye of Rosenstein. Nothing gets past him. Except Weissman... and FISA warrants... and Muellerdelaying for two years what what obvious in two days... and other things we don’t know about yet... but except for that his hat is the whitest shade of not close to white known to sleuths.

jimmyk

That video of Weissman on MSNBC that MM linked at 5:32 is really blood-curdling. Not surprisingly he comes off as a self-righteous, smug little twit. I'd sure like to see him disbarred, if not behind bars. Too bad Republicans never resort to tricks like perjury traps to get Democrats in trouble.

jimmyk

Hadn't seen Ig's 5:50 when I posted my 6:20. But same idea.

MissMarple2

In case you guys don't remember:

NSC Cleaning Crew Poso
🇺🇸
@JackPosobiec
·
38m
Vindman testified under oath that he advised Ukraine to ignore the President's requests - @RepRatcliffe nailed him on this

GUS

Henry, NO WAY!!!! You and I were aware of WEISSMAN being dishonest in his past dealings with the DOJ, and prosecution of innocent people.
Who would HIRE HIM again??

henry

Gus, the mad hatter Rosenstein is up for anything “resistance”

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Ewwww!
I just heard a Tom Steyer ad while driving around.

The ad used a black lady's voice to list all the issues, like global warming, the Steyer believes in.
Imagine Hillary with her dialect "Ah ain't noways tahred" and then dial it up to 11.

Just pathetic in its assumptions and pandering.

MissMarple2

More good news!

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/07/boom-president-trump-assigns-wolverine-watchdog-cg-rear-admiral-peter-j-brown-to-lead-puerto-rico-aid-and-recovery-effort/

henry

Steyer bought a bunch of Clintonistas to run his political operations a decade ago. Why does the tone deafening surprise you?

GUS

Henry, ROSENSTEIN, is a douche bag. He has played both ends against the middle. Potus Djt, figured out ROSIE'S game a long time ago.
I guar-an-damn-tee, that R0SENSTEIN has SPILLED the BEANS (heh heh} six ways to Sunday.

Melinda

Oh, and that Adm likes Audits, I believe.

lurkersusie

Meanwhile

Alex Isenstadt
@politicoalex

Big fundraising day for Trump, I'm told

About 300 Trump allies - including Bossie, Gaetz, Lewandowski, Ronna McDaniel, Don Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle - gathered at Mar-a-Lago for a donor "call day"

About $25 million raised for Trump Victory fundraising account

GUS

Henry, Steyer believes, much like HALF PINT MIKE Bloomdude, that his MONEY, equals, AMERICAN BELIEF.

Not a chance.

Jack is Back!

Hearing some rumblings that the Dems might recruit Mitt to run for POTUS against Trump.

God, I hope so.

henry

JiB, don’t play with us... my beer supply is too low for Mutt and the Sea Cucks arriving in Milwaukee

GUS

Jack, I actually posted a silly idea, that MUTT VON RUMBLEY could be BERNIE'S running MATE.

It's become the theater of the ABSURD.

henry

Per AOS comments, Sondland shitcanned.

Elliott

Greetings, all.

To my mind, the National Security Council's counsel was the dog that did not bark in this affair. 'First, we told all the lawyers' seemed to be the refrain during the show testimony, yet the determination of all the lawyers as to the lawfulness of the conduct was not a topic worthy of discussion.

Turning to logomachy, "Make America Greater" strikes me as more euphonious and more coincident with the 2016 slogan than "Keep America Great."

SBW mentioned The Count of Monte Cristo. I find it spellbinding and exquisitely structured. New editions should perhaps have a '4D Warning' prominently displayed on the cover.

Finally, where was the Chief Justice's admonishment to the House Manager from near Pasadena for his brown shoes with a blue suit?

lurkersusie

Trump fires Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union who testified that there was a quid pro.

henry

Seems a quiet baptism scene unfolding. Ciaramella needs to gird his buttcheeks.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7978379/Donald-Trump-begins-impeachment-revenge-pushing-Lt-Colonel-Alexander-Vindman-White-House.html

The tone of this article is all about how President Trump took his "revenge" on a "war hero."

To hell with that. I knew once David Martosko left the Daily Mail, things would go downhill. Sure enough, I was right!

I am pleased to report that Americans replying to this article are uniformly supporting the President.

GUS

Very cool Henry. Sondland given his SHITCANNED walking papers.
This "retribution" is well deserved, and should be ON-GOING.

Extraneus

"Make America Greater" strikes me as more euphonious and more coincident with the 2016 slogan than "Keep America Great."

I agree, Elliott.

MissMarple2

After years building up other countries, we are finally rebuilding OUR Country. From our inner cities to our rural communities, the forgotten men and women of America are forgotten NO LONGER! #OpportunityNow pic.twitter.com/qShbwaCaPd

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2020

Video at the link.

Another Bob

So we had a minor-league baptism scene today?

Narciso

So does that sondland charlie pantangeli

GUS

So sad for those who attempted to COUP the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES.

Go to hell PRIX. You SHOULD HAVE BEEN HUNG.

henry

Make America Greater

Plays well against the Dem slogan:

Fear America Greater

Another Bob

Henry, I didn’t refresh before posting...

MissMarple2

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/former-ceo-pimco-sentenced-college-admissions-case

Sought to gain admission to USC and Georgetown for 5 children through bribery and fraud.

henry

Another Bob, I agree with your adjective, sadly.

Elliott

Alack, who will superintend the consensus of the interagency?

henry

Committee Uber National Trends

Who else, Elliot?

Another Bob

OK, not sure I buy this one...

"President Trump has just fired Alice Vindman from her position as secretary at the Department of Justice. Ronald Vindman has been relieved of duty as head groundskeeper for the Department of Education as well. They're the parents to the Vindman brothers."

MissMarple2

Opinion from Twitter on Vindman:

I'm supposed to WIN the Iowa Caucus right now...
@hereforthejava

Seriously though here's an opinion. If this guy is getting publicly escorted out then there's more bad news coming his way.

Jack is Back!

The Resistance with their allies in the Democrats and Media couldn’t make it past the first primary which they screwed up royally. Now, Trump is unrestrained and we are seeing the first of his iconic - “Your Fired” orders. I expect at least one or two a week just to own the news cycle.

Henry, you’ll need lots more beer.

lurkersusie

Not a bad deal for Vindman

Catherine Herridge
@CBS_Herridge
· 1h
Breaking: Lawyer for impeachment witness Lt Col Vindman tells CBS News that he was escorted out of the White House, and his brother. Pentagon official says Vindman will return to Dept. of the Army for assignment until his Army War College class starts this summer. #impeachment

henry

JiB, I’ll have to encourage the yeast... in case of off grid needs.

MissMarple2

Carmine Sabia
@CarmineSabia
·
1h
In 2013 former President Obama fired a National Security Council staffer for anonymously tweeting criticism of his administration.

No one clutched their pearls in the media.

So, and I say this as nicely as I can, save your BS faux outrage for Alex Vindman .

henry

Army War College? Do they offer a degree in latrine digging?

MissMarple2

Letting San Francisco know that Black @realDonaldTrump supporters exist!

RT if you like these vids! 🇺🇸💪🏽#Trump2020Landslide pic.twitter.com/b3Vc3BwEqk

— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) February 7, 2020

Short video at the link.

The Infamous Ignatz

What's he teach, how to jump the chain of command and insubordination while leaking 101?

Another Bob

I hope security clearances are being lifted too.

henry

Xi and Heaven no longer speaking to each other — where did he put that mandate?

@WSJ

"The myth surrounding him has shattered." Chinese leader Xi Jinping faces a battle against the coronavirus and an intense volley of public rage.

Theo

Lurkersusie —

Yes, I wish our side would get the facts out here to counter the media narrative that Trump “fired” a war hero. As you point out, he was not “fired” but reassigned. He is still a Lt Col. He is still getting paid and he is still ranking up pension benefits. This is not (as some might wish) a “head on a pike” but a man getting transferred to another job. Indeed some reports indicate that he asked to be transferred, perhaps not quite so ceremonially.

I suspect that if army life no longer suits him, there is a contributing gig at MSNBC for him.

As for Sondland, he serves at the pleasure of the president. Apparently the president is not pleased. End of story.

sbwaters

To quote Clarice:

"Elliott!"

henry

Watching “Zulu”

Makes clear semiautomatic weapons will foil Antifa if they get ambitious this summer in Milwaukee.

Jack is Back!

What the hell is wrong with the Army and DOD? Instead of sending him to the War College they should be asking for his resignation. I’ve known officers who resigned because of fraternization and allowing toxic command environment. None of which rose to the Vindman’s complicity in a coup, and yes, that’s what was based on a phone call.

Another Bob

“counter the media narrative that Trump “fired” a war hero”

Wouldn’t matter a bit Theo.

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