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May 19, 2020

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Captain Hate

This is what happens when you put Karens in a position of responsibility and arm them

https://www.pennlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/pa-school-directors-threat-to-shoot-anyone-without-a-mask-who-comes-close-to-her-rankles-some-in-community.html

Even her "apology" illustrates no comprehension of her category error and she should probably have her carry license lifted.

James D.

I'd say she should have her medical license revoked, too, and be recalled from her place on the school board.

henry

From a DOJ that let Hilligula skate, no surprise Obama would as well. That’s not who Acela is. (Barr can be different when & if he does something different. Pretty words to distract the masses aren’t new).

henry

Convenient for a certain lefty Supreme Court candidate.

@vickimckenna

Still want an all-mail-in election? “Thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin weren't counted because of mailing problems and tech glitches”

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1262747254684741632?s=21

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/18/bill-de-blasio-warns-nyc-beachgoers-will-be-taken-right-out-of-the-water/


If this guy is re-elected there will be grounds for investigating the election's legality.


Thomas Collins

Barr has a tough balancing act. He needs to oversee an investigation that lessens (elimination is not a possibility) the chance that these types of abuses will continue. He recognizes that, whatever one wants to make of technical interpretations of the federal criminal code, the first black POTUS is not going to be indicted. Likewise for the almost first female POTUS, and for the presumptive Dem candidate for POTUS in 2020.

Although we lawyers often pretend otherwise (not only to the general public, but also often to ourselves), these types of decisions always have a significant political component to them. With the possible exception of Mukasey, I think Barr is the best one to deal with this. He has the integrity to oversee this, and the intestinal fortitude to steel himself to the reality that he will be pilloried by just about all of the interests involved no matter how this turns out.

Captain Hate

"impropriety", which is hardly a synonym for "illegality".

Illegality is a subset of impropriety.

Captain Hate

Still want an all-mail-in election? “Thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin weren't counted because of mailing problems and tech glitches”

This was so poorly rammed into place without any consideration of how many things could go wrong is an illustration of what a haven for unserious people our ruling class has become.

henry

Link to cnn

@vickimckenna

What makes WI's opening so special that it requires leftwing hacks at @CNN to attack it? FLA, TX, OK, GA have been open much longer. But WI is a must-win state for Trump, which is why MKE was picked for DNC. Still think this ISN'T about politics? Please.

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1262748943928025088?s=21

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Did we ever learn the ID of the guest author of the previous post?
From eastern PA, as I recall

Dave (in MA)

We got a mailing from the MA Sec. of State with forms that we could send in so that they could sign us up for absentee ballots/vote by mail. One of the cats puked on it, so I threw it out.

boris

I believe Iggy suggested HeartShapedBox as being from that area.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

WIRE: Senate Intelligence Committee approves Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as next Director of National Intelligence

Narciso

Cats are very discerning dave.

MissMarple2

Stephanie,

Will he voted on by the full Senate? Today or tomorrow?

matt - deplore me if you must

The whole story will play out in front of us. I read with Barr's comments and agree. While we might want to tar and feather Obama and Biden an equal revenge is their humiliation.

I don't see Strozk, Page, Comey or McCabe walking away from this one. I see a possibility that they nab Clapper and especially Brennan. Lynch will be disgraced completely for allowing this travesty. Hopefully a lot of the pilot fish/douchebags get tarred as well.

But unless we have Obama's handwritten notes describing setting up Flynn, few would dare to go that far.

Even now, Obama and Biden are fouling their own nests so more power to them.

Captain Hate

LOL. Grenell forced the derp state to do something they really really didn't want to do.

Damn, where can DJT put him next?

Captain Hate

Box is from central PA iirc. Somewhere east of Altoona and west of Allentown.

GUS

I do not agree with BARR, until we spend $30 million on investigating OBAMA and BIDEN, we will never know the truth.
This WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, if those at the very top, who are clearly involved in criminality are not held accountable.

Jane

Appointing Grenell was brilliant for a lot of reasons, but it certainly assured that Ratcliffe would get in.

Extraneus

I think it's ok if Obama skates while his drones do time. Not only does it slime him for eternity, but it'll teach others not to be so quick to do the bidding of the next Obama.

I actually hope Trump pardons him and Biden, and all the others, as well as their families, get completely ruined.

rse

New post up--

http://invisibleserfscollar.com/parrhesia-bill-ayers-reinventing-schools-for-meaning-making-and-rewiring-teens-brains/

Yes, the invisible standards for 'adaptive instructional systems' actually did lead back to billy the bomber and then forward accordingly. I didn't point it out in the article but the other co-author of the "Building Meaning Builds Teens' Brains" paper--Knecht--is at Bank Street College of Ed where Ayers got his degree.

Old Lurker

Ext "I think it's ok if Obama skates while his drones do time."

In my bidness, that is called "negotiating with yourself".

It is not like we have any expectation that even the drones will be charged, be found guilty, or be sent to prison.

No point in trading away something that you never got in the first place.

Buckeye

Willowed

MT at 8:46

I agree with your take on the pointlessness of armed conflict with China.

I suspect one of the motivations for a return to the Moon is a not too subtle reminder that we were doing this 50 years ago.

And now we can do it with a partnership with the private sector.

“Bro, show me whatcha got!”

caro

MT, your China article was good. I think their actions re Wuflu are going to be a big setback to the plan to take over the world. US policy to not aggressively take over defeated countries has been a winner.

Space-based wars hopefully are a long way off. Jimnj will keep us up to date on that.

Extraneus

I'll trade you one Obama for 1000 Lois Lerners.

Ralph L

it'll teach others not to be so quick to do the bidding of the next Obama.

That's more important than making a Dem martyr out of BO or Her, much as they deserve it.

Old Lurker

:-) Ext

Rocco

Two tiered justice system!

Momto2

Don't know if any of you were familiar with Ravi Zacharias.

https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/ravi-zacharias?fbclid=IwAR0N2S5nTIfSzS1oiwmyJrnwCzmY-pblNw-i0J0Rrc92zygpYVMv5AOYqLs

GUS

Martyrs are dead.

Old Lurker

Ralph, THAT has been my big complaint from Day one of Trump's term. "Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird" applies such that not Susan Rice is a contender to run as VP.

Do you think K Street lawyers earned/are earning more from R's threatened by Mueller, or Dem's running from charges from Trump-Sessions-Barr?

Of course you know the answer.

Old Lurker

now

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

now?

Old Lurker

such that NOW Susan Rice...

Consider yourself Narciso'd, Jim

Captain Hate

Btw should we read anything into the link between Ratcliffe being voted in by the Intel committee and that piece of shit Burr being adios. Grenell is still awesome, nothing changes that.

Extraneus

Lindsey Graham Sets Vote To Subpoena Comey, Brennan, Dozens More Over ‘Crossfire Hurricane’

I don't know why it takes until June 4th to have a vote, but here's the list:

Trisha Anderson, Brian Auten, James Baker, William Barr, Dana Boente, Jennifer Boone, John Brennan, James Clapper, Kevin Clinesmith, James Comey, Patrick Conlon, Michael Dempsey, Stuart Evans, Tashina Gauhar, Carl Ghattas, Curtis Heide, Kathleen Kavalec, David Laufman, Stephen Laycock, Jacob Lew, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCord, Denis McDonough, Arthur McGlynn, Jonathan Moffa, Sally Moyer, Mike Neufield, Sean Newell, Victoria Nuland, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, John Podesta, Samantha Power, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Sarah Raskin, Steve Ricchetti, Susan Rice, Rod Rosenstein, Gabriel Sanz-Rexach, Nathan Sheets, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Glenn Simpson, Steve Somma, Peter Strzok, Michael Sussman, Adam Szubin, Jonathan Winer, Christopher Wray, and Sally Yates.
henry

Ext, that gives the recipients until Nov 4 to reply. (I hope I’m kidding)

Momto2

“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.” ~ Ravi Zacharias

Requiescat in pace

Extraneus

I didn't want to mention that June 4th is a little over #TwoWeeks from today...

Fortunately, except presumably for some current gov't employees, every one of those people will have to pay expensive lawyers as a result of being subpoenaed.

Maybe @NatSecLisa would like to make a deal. Surely Clinesmith is singing by now, so she wouldn't be the only one.

The Infamous Ignatz

--I believe Iggy suggested HeartShapedBox as being from that area.-

It was CH.

Narciso

To try to hold them accountable is to makr them martyrs while they can do anything in the world to us, doesnt seem anything close to fair. There are loads of violations they are guilty of

Melinda

Steve McIntyre does his best on a translation of the Biden/Poroshenko call of 3/22/16:

Stephen McIntyre
@ClimateAudit
here's my (approximate) transcript of Mar 22, 2016 telecon between Biden and Poroshenko: see twitter.com/golovaOPU/stat…. It is certain that there was a Mar 22, 2016 call between them.

https://twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/1262763095635529732

Narciso

Then they went after lutsenko despite being a leader of the maidan, because he had been jailed by an inscrupulous prosecutor.

Melinda

Turley at ZH? Will wonders never cease!:

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/house-dems-tell-supreme-court-they-are-preparing-new-impeachment

Narciso

That chicken is sure tired.

rse

There is currently an unmarked police helicopter circling my neighborhood with 5 police cars in 1st cul de sac and apparently police chasing after some fleeing suspect in the woods.

Talk about a real lockdown.

Melinda

narc & rse-

Molodyko gets into it:

Nicholas Molodyko
@molodyko
John D. Rockefeller created the family-run Rockefeller Foundation in parallel with the birth of the British-inspired Federal Reserve, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. voltairenet.org/article209935.…

https://twitter.com/molodyko/status/1262783448462262272

[He really is a treasure to read.]

Narciso

Voltaire makes me twitchy, but the outline is reasonable.

rse

The Federal Reserve was created by Junior's father in law-abby aldrich rockefeller.

she also created moma on the land previously sr and jr's adjacent townhouses.

I read titan years ago.

Melinda

And Sec. Mnuchin's getting busy as well:

Treasury Department
@USTreasury
Treasury designates China-based Mahan Air general sales agent home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…

https://twitter.com/USTreasury/status/1262759240852094978

[As in IRANIAN Sales Agent]

ENRDV

Following in Stephanie's great footsteps, I thought I'd post a joke that a friend in Scotland sent me:

A little girl was leaning into a lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents.

A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A BBC reporter, Laura Kuenssberg, has watched the whole event. Laura, addressing the Harley rider says, "Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.”

The Harley rider replies, "Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”

Miss Kuenssberg "Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a BBC journalist, you know, and tomorrow's news will run this story. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?”

The biker replies "I'm a British Army veteran, a Conservative and I voted for Brexit”.

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker turns on BBC News to see if it indeed brings news of his actions.

BBC Headline: RIGHT WING UK VETERAN ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH.

And THAT pretty much sums up the BBC's approach to the news these days.

Narciso

Morgan used to be the guarantor of last resort after 1907, they enlarged the problem

Melinda

Robby Starbuck
@robbystarbuck
🚨 Someone leaked phone calls between John Kerry, Joe Biden and former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. In the call it’s clear Biden demands a quid pro quo to get the prosecutor fired and get his approved people hired in exchange for a BILLION $ loan. youtu.be/EbmDLhJ43cU

https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1262783831666495488

[Who had Kerry in the Burisma second drawing?]

Buckeye

Momto2

Mrs. Buckeye thanks you for the “heads up” regarding Ravi.

May he rest in peace.

Narciso

Lurch he was the link in the country team who was their company compliment

The Infamous Ignatz

Trump does it gain;
HILARIOUS: Trump Campaign Mocks Biden. Journalists Don't Get the Joke

The campaign launched a new investigative parody site called "Truth Over Facts" the title being a quote from Dim Bulb Joe himself.
Self-beclowning ensues.
And the video itself is pretty funny.

Narciso


Do you need to spell it out


https://mobile.twitter.com/Shem_Infinite/status/1262775762974883842

Melinda

EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers.

https://theohiostar.com/2020/05/18/exclusive-the-treasury-department-spied-on-flynn-manafort-and-the-trump-family-says-whistleblower/

[That's a lot more meat than I thought, and Maxine's "Database" makes an appearance.]

Narciso


I think she wears it too tight:


https://mobile.twitter.com/ShidelerK/status/1262756259578576899

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
54m
DC’s @WMATA system is getting over $876M, a big boost to stay open & operating! The federal funds will keep workers paid & buses & trains running on a limited schedule as they are needed for essential trips. Good news for those who rely on transit! Congrats to @MayorBowser & all!

Narciso

Good money after bad,

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
53m
I am proud to announce the San Francisco Bay Area will receive over $700M in federal funds to support continued operations and support workers at @flySFO Intl Airport and for transit on @sfmta_muni & @SFBart. This money will aid in economic recovery!

The Infamous Ignatz

--house-dems-tell-supreme-court-they-are-preparing-new-impeachment--

Because the first one worked out so great for them?
Just another item to add to my persuasive case that the DNC is actually on Trump's payroll.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
53m
I am proud to announce the Portland Area’s @trimet will receive over $184M in federal funds to support continued operations of their transit system. This will keep workers on the job and help the economic recovery by ensuring reliable transportation!

rse

https://www.routefifty.com/finance/2020/05/colorado-income-tax-emergency-coronavirus/165491/

Earners over $250 K. We now have one arrested fleeing occupant of a car involved in a chase caught because this is a neighborhood where people work from home and kids who live with parents well into 20s. Unfortunately, there were 3 other occupants of the car abandoned about 1/2 mile away.

Girls called hubby who is now working from home for rest of day. Yikes!

Narciso

Now i wonder if al rimi was the only tecipient of the candygram from shamrani

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
44m
I am pleased to announce that the Seattle area’s @SoundTransit will receive over $166M in federal funds from @USDOT to help keep the transit system open & operational, helping get people to work or make necessary trips. These funds help replace lost fare revenue, very important!

rse

"History tells us that drastic budget cuts will only further delay the economic recovery of the state," said Tiffani Lennon, executive director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, one of the groups that is leading-up the effort behind the tax proposal.

"For those Coloradans that are privileged to have earned $250,000 or more a year, those folks, this is their opportunity to give back, this is their opportunity to help stem this crisis," she added.

The income tax proposal calls for reducing Colorado’s “flat” personal income tax rate of 4.63% to 4.58% for the first $250,000 of annual income. Above that earnings threshold, there would be tiered rates: 7% for income between $250,000 and $500,000; 7.7% for income between $500,000 and $1 million; and 8.9% for income over $1 million.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
33m
“The Massive Trump Coronavirus Supply Effort that the Media Loves to Hate” @RichLowry

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/the-massive-trump-coronavirus-supply-effort-that-the-media-loves-to-hate/

Narciso

Makes me break out in hives

https://cclponline.org/staff/tiffani-lennon-j-d/

rse

Oh. My.

http://civilrightsdocs.info/pdf/reports/Higher-Ed-Civil-Rights-Principles.pdf

Porchlight

Willowed from Cap'n:

Welp, the paste eater in his prime was just as big of a pinhead as I remembered during the Clarence Thomas hearing. Well done, Failure Theater Delaware for being unable, or is it unwilling, to knock off such an obvious low IQ clown.

The documentary was good (my wife made it through half before it being on so late got to her) but I wish it would've concentrated more on individual cases he wrote opinions for. That's a small quibble and maybe he thought that wouldn't be appropriate. He was great throughout. Although somehow I missed how his first marriage ended.

I agree with your criticisms - it would have been good to hear more of his thoughts on jurisprudence generally.

But, given that the audience was PBS, I think the libs needed to hear about Thomas the man. The film did a nice job of that.

I "enjoyed" watching the segments from the Anita Hill bullshit because 1: the audience got to see Biden in all his evil smirking glory, which underlines his pathetic incompetence today, and 2: Thomas's sorrow and indignation at his humiliation came through loud and clear. I had forgotten how moving and powerful his "high-tech lynching" statement really was.

Many many thanks to John Danforth of Missouri for giving this man a chance and putting him on the path to the Supreme Court. The greatest thanks go to Thomas's grandfather, Myers Anderson. Thomas's devotion to him was evident in the film.

Larry Arnn says that Thomas is the greatest living American. Hard to disagree.

Narciso

Indeed myers was a very wise man, so little has really been allowed to be spoken about thomas which is praiseworthy.

Porchlight

Also, Anita Hill is and was so clearly a LIAR. She had no answer whatsoever to Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming)'s question on why she sought out contact with Thomas (socially and professionally) so many times after the alleged harassment took place.

The hearing quickly ended after her failure to answer.

Narciso

Kavanaugh seems not to have learned a lesson from his experience.

Narciso


The odds hes keeping someone on the side?


https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1262795769666514944

Narciso

Murray has no track record for accuracy, hes the krugmam of epidemiology, ferguson occasionally hit the side of a barn.

Narciso


Shirley,


https://mobile.twitter.com/justin_hart/status/1262403188096892929

Porchlight

Cap'n, the end of his first marriage is a little cloudy. He talks about it in his memoir. He was working hard and my guess is that he was somewhat neglectful at home. Also, I imagine his politics beginning to diverge from his wife's may have played a part.

MissMarple2

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-19/trump-investing-millions-to-bring-drugmaking-back-to-u-s

This seems like a national security concern to me, so I am glad to see it.

lyle

I admit I was somehow thinking that PBS Thomas piece was going to be just an hour long so I didn’t watch the entire episode and missed the confirmation hearing part and went to bed. Prolly best for my BP not having to watch JoeMentia and the despicable Ds “lynch” him.

What I did watch made me think even more highly of him.

Narciso

How could bobby axelrod ever stay licensed much less operating?

Old Lurker

Porch "Also, I imagine his politics beginning to diverge from his wife's may have played a part."

Wait! Wives are allowed to have politics????

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1262626035738132481.html

This is a thread by a native of Hawaii who shares some background on Pearl Harbor that you may not know about.

Narciso

Did kayleigh get the rabies shot

https://mobile.twitter.com/RepStevenSmith/status/1262213122187812865

clarice

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/us-free-speech-meet-your-wealthy-chinese-fact-checker/

Porchlight

No, obviously not, OL, so that was likely the issue.

Thank goodness I got Mr Porch to drink that secret MAGA potion early on in the 2016 cycle or who knows what might have happened.

Captain Hate

Mrs H was enjoying the movie until the state apparatchiks starting it @ 10 went past her codger bedtime at the hour mark.

Narciso

Unsurprising sadly.

The Infamous Ignatz

--"History tells us that drastic budget cuts will only further delay the economic recovery of the state," said Tiffani Lennon, executive director of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, one of the groups that is leading-up the effort behind the tax proposal.--

The Lesson of a Crash that Cured Itself

“The successive administrations of Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met the downturn by seeming to ignore it — or by implementing policies that an average 21st-century economist would judge disastrous….” The government did not lower interest rates nor did it ramp up the public debt. Under Harding, the government raised interest rates and paid down the debt. Average money wages were allowed to fall by 19% in one year. “ Grant continued, “Yet by late 1921, a powerful, job-filled recovery was underway. This is the story of America’s last governmentally unmedicated depression.”
... The Republican Harding was an open advocate of laissez-faire, and he did nothing to hamper the ongoing cycle of recovery. Harding and Andrew Mellon, his Treasury Secretary, reduced federal spending, paid down the debt, and lowered tax rates. A Washington Post article entitled “Curing a Depression through Austerity” commented on the effect of Harding’s economic policies. “The unemployment rate fell from 15.6 percent to 9 percent (on its way to 3.2 percent in 1923), while constant-dollar output leapt by 16 percent. After which the 1920s proverbially roared.” By the summer of ‘21, the depression had reversed itself, America proceeded into the Roaring Twenties with a surging economy and happy-go-lucky consumerism.

Narciso

They keep that wisdom hidden like the third tablet

Narciso

What you got now

https://saraacarter.com/flynn-files-emergency-petition-with-u-s-court-of-appeals-to-replace-judge-and-dismiss-case/

Narciso

Hmm:


https://mobile.twitter.com/luigi_warren/status/1262596202257772545

Captain Hate

The Thomas documentary revealed the blatant racism of Saturday Night Live which is a reflection of that unfunny pinworm, Lorne Michaels.

Jane

Just got back from the eye doctor. 1/2 the surgery worked, and 1/2 didn't. My macular has not reattached. So she did more, and now I have 143 bubbles in my eye and have to lay face down til Friday. There is nothing worse than lying face down - trust me. Hopefully it will work this time! (I don't have to go face down til I go to bed so I think I'll stay up really late!)

rse

https://lawofselfdefense.com/ahmaud-arbery-propaganda-photos-sec-1983-cop-video-may-19-2020/

Compares to trayvon martin use of such pictures.

Melinda

Didn't know he was on this Board, too:

https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/about/scientific-board

Captain Hate

Where do I find an ambulance chaser to file a class action lawsuit against DeWine and his bitch health czarina for mandating social distancing based on no scientific testing with a control group? Unproven crap made up on the fly is no way to mismanage a state's economy.

Jane

Did the Thomas documentary have his childhood, or his conversion from liberal to conservative, or his job hunt after graduating 1st from Yale law School? Those were my favorite parts of his Bio.

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