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May 19, 2020

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Captain Hate

Yes, Porch, the Happy Warrior moniker fit Ann perfectly. Tirelessly upbeat and pleasant but with a wicked wit. Whenever she commented it was like an unexpected gift.

Extraneus

Plenty of good questions for Rice at that link. Did she answer them? I don't remember the Senate Judiciary Committee ever holding a hearing with her.

lyle

Look, I’m as big a fan of this guy as you are so why this headline?

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/05/americas-gay-hero-bruce-bawer/

Why does he have to be a “gay hero” and not just “hero”?

GUS

My guess is.....

GUS

Wouldn't that make TANK, ...a FAT SUPERMODEL....OR Very heavy BLACK SUPERMODEL.

Gentlejim

I'm surprised there isn't an official GSA form; Official CYA Form for Departing Miscreants and Ne'er-Do-Wells From Federal Government Service.

Posted by: The Infamous Ignatz | May 20, 2020 at 12:09 PM

Federal form 1084, which is our radio code for bullshit.

clarice

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics/subpoena-burisma-senate-panel/index.html

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Why does he have to be a “gay hero” and not just “hero”?--

First, it helps to understand that Bruce Bawer is himself homosexual.
So he has experience with the loneliness of being a conservative homosexual and the savage pillorying they get from the left in the same way Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas have being black conservatives.
Second, he's pointing out that conservatives are considerably more accepting of open homosexuals who are also conservative than they used to be.
Third he's pointing out the ideological straight jacket the homosexual media and activists try to push people into.

If that makes it easier for other homosexuals to come out of the conservative closet then the headline is fine by me.

Dave (in MA)
how you do dat, Dave?

Posted by: Old Lurker | May 20, 2020 at 09:21 AM

JOM Facebook members list, her profile photo.

henry

Gus, a SUPERSIZEMODEL.

MissMarple2

Gillian Turner
@GillianHTurner

#BREAKING: @AmbassadorRice’s team confirms to #FoxNews that she was directed by White House Counsel to write the Jan 20, 2017 memorandum documenting an Oval Office meeting in which President Obama & National Security officials discussed #MichaelFlynn.
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So, why is Susan Rice throwing the White House counsel to the wolves? Isn't Rice married to an ABC executive? Here is the original tweet from the Fox News gal with replies, in case you want to read what others are thinking. I often learn things doing so.

https://twitter.com/GillianHTurner/status/1263154635214372864

Jane

Lyle,

An intendEd slur. We see them here too, although no longer about Grenell. I suspect ut’s about getting to know them as people.

clarice

You might be astonished to know how many conservative Hill staffers, lobbyists and such in DC are gay men.

Manuel Transmission

We tried to touch base with Ann a couple times when we were back in Cowlumbus (now that I know it was that Ann). She lived up at Alum Creek within a couple houses from one of my Ginormous Research buds and daughter Ann went to Olentangy HS where MT Jr went, although I think a different campus. I have that lovely shot of her in my JOM stash. RIP

henry

We get no choice here.

@jenn_elias

Apple and Google’s digital contact tracing technology is included in new updates to iOS and Android that will be released today. North Dakota, Alabama, and South Carolina are the first states to publicly comment about using it.

https://twitter.com/jenn_elias/status/1263153582574129152?s=21

Narciso

Grenell has been much better than the straight white men maguire and certainly not coats did anything in that post that furthered justice or accountability. Yes the entire email had to be declassified for that. Just like whoever didnt block out al jarrahs name from the fbi report.

Tom R

I lost count of how many lies Rice told in this interview.

https://twitter.com/rising_serpent/status/1262968146094444552?s=21

MissMarple2

This photo needs to be seen in large format, so just click on the link.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYaKD6uXkAA9US6?format=jpg&name=large

Narciso

Yes they were all part of the country team, the imf loan approved in january of that year, had disapeared when the privat bank collapsed in the fall.

lyle

You might be astonished to know how many conservative Hill staffers, lobbyists and such in DC are gay men.

No, I might not be in the least.

lyle

Those weren’t ‘Murican soldiers either, MM.

Narciso

And its been a week since the jarrah disclosure and youd be hard pressed to see a major paper cover it. If this had happened in the w era. It would have skulls on fire news.

lyle

it helps to understand that Bruce Bawer is himself homosexual.

I didn’t know that and I don’t care, either.

Narciso


A reminder


http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/9-11-re-surfaces-with-more-questions-than-answers/

Dave (in MA)

Mark Steyn pointed out that the Rice memo was timestamped about 15 minutes after the Obama administration officially ended.

henry

Indeed. A worse plague than Kung Flu

@vickimckenna

Unless @GovEvers works with the legislature to pass liability protections for businesses, get read for he Attack of the Trial Lawyers empowerwisconsin.org/trial-lawyers-… @wisconsinmc @empowerwi

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1263169139734188032?s=21

Jane

I’m sick of looking down. There are only so many games, even I can play! Tigger is back, and my bubbles are now all blue.

Hurry up Friday!

Narciso

As fiona glennane used to say 'can we shoot them'

MissMarple2

Omg.

Biden discussing President @realDonaldTrump!!!#BidenTapes pic.twitter.com/5cewxgo8RY

— 🇺🇸Brenden Sir Hublife Dilley🇺🇸 (@DilleyShow) May 19, 2020

Just in case you thought I was hallucinating, this has the audio of the tape with transcription below, in which it seems to me Biden threatens a world leader.

lyle

Okay, I just read the Bawer piece. (Perhaps this should have happened before I posed the question.) His final paragraph:

Appalled and alienated by this and other leftist ideological imperatives, more and more gay Americans – think of Brandon Straka, founder of the WalkAway campaign, or Dave Rubin, of podcast fame – are leaving the left. Paradoxical though it may sound, it’s important that Richard Grenell is gay precisely because he doesn’t place much weight on it. By doing so, he negates the leftist obsession with group identity; and by serving his country, his president, and the cause of justice so spectacularly well, he provides a stellar role model for other gay Americans who don’t want to be defined by their sexual orientation but by the content of their character and the value of their contribution to the common good. Long may he thrive.

This. Look, I just don’t care about someone being homosexual. But I’m sick of the gay mafia not leaving me and the rest of us alone. Besides, gays and lesbians aren’t even top echelon grievance victims anymore.

Narciso

Apologies to the members of the bar present.

Captain Hate

An intendEd slur. We see them here too, although no longer about Grenell.

First of all, Iggy pointed out it wasn't an intended slur. Second, name names so that the accused can respond or take it back.

Jim Eagle

narc,

I am a member of a number of bar's and take no offense.

Cheers.🍻

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!
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Posted for a second time.

KevlarKid

Gabrielle Anwar is a gift from God.

"Tango on."

Tom R

From one of Sundance's recent opeds.

Lastly, it does not go unnoticed the purpose for the original redaction. The DOJ/FBI and intelligence administrators were trying to keep James Comey protected; and maintain the offensive effort toward the Trump administration.

If we assume Rice was lying in that email to protect Obama and make Comey the scapegoat, then why would the DOJ/FBI try to protect Comey for something Obama orchestrated?

Since we know for a fact Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, the most likely explanation for the DOJ/FBI redacting part of Rice's email is because it's materiel evidence in a criminal investigation. The redaction doesn't have jack squat to do with protecting Comey.

GUS

Who published that BRUCE BAWER is a homosexual.

How is his choice of sex partner relevant to his work??

Jim Eagle

What I mean't to post: Who was the lady here who was from Cincy? Was it Sue?

She and I shared a number of scenes like all the bluegrass joints in Walnut Hills, The Blind Lemon in Mt. Adams (where I worked as a bouncer when in the U of C.), and the Opera House where I saw Bob Dylan in 1963 or 1964.

GUS

The FULL COMMIE has made TANK ABRAMS their IDOL, because of her RACE and her ASSUMED GENDER there are 57 as I recall.
Her abilities, intelligence, morality, accomplishments and general competence and ANYTHING has not been part of the program.

The FULL COMMIE believes full commies, black people etc etc etc HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR, and must not stray from the reservation, lest they be outed as traitors.

GUS

"we" TomR??

If we assume Rice was lying in that email to protect Obama and make Comey the scapegoat

Please provide the list of "we" doing any such thing.

MissMarple2

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/presidential-message-cuban-independence-day-2020/

MissMarple2

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-regulatory-relief-support-economic-recovery/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I am a member of a number of bar's and take no offense.--

:)

Tom R

Gus @ 2:37

I profusely apologize for using the word "we" in that post. Anyone here at JOM who chooses to believe Rice was telling the truth in her email (which means that Obama is protected) is entitled to their opinion. I just assumed everyone here was on the same sheet of music when it came to the reason Rice wrote that email.

Since you apparently disagree with that, why do you believe Rice was telling the truth in that email?

Narciso

She excused the kidnap and assasination of an ambassador tom r, as ive remarked about the legal locusts

lyle

Wow. It’s POURING down rain here and has been for hours. Forecast to keep this up dang near all day. Quite rare for this desert climate.

But back to gays: is “homo” a slur? If so, why isn’t “hetero”? Are some latin derivatives bad and others not?

Narciso

You think of idaho as mountanous perhaps foresty but not desert.

Narciso


Signs of insanity even in the uk

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8339235/Britain-hits-beach-bask-82F-sunshine-today-hottest-day-year-far.html?ito=facebook_share_article-top

Tom R

Narciso @ 2:50

OK no argument there. What does that have to do with her email other than to reinforce the notion she was blatantly lying to protect Obama and to make Comey the scapegoat?

lyle

It’s all of them, narc.

Extraneus

Press Horrified As Trump Begins Taking Shirt Off To Prove He's Not Obese

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Heh;

Captain Hate

But back to gays: is “homo” a slur? If so, why isn’t “hetero”? Are some latin derivatives bad and others not?

According to my book group members yes, but Tammy Bruce uses it frequently so go figure. Applying a perfectly good word like gay, meaning happy and carefree, to a group with a higher than average rate of suicide seemed wildly inappropriate (and lumping the males and lezzos together I've commented on previously) but I wasn't consulted before it was inflicted on everyone.

Narciso

What did they say about grant sent more cases

lyle

The memes in the comments on MIP are stacking up good right now.

Narciso

I stand corrected, any tv shows that take place in idaho csi boise.

Marlene

Good afternoon! I learned that Idaho potatoes grow in the desert after the daughter took trip there. She grew up in northern Maine's potato growing area. She called us and told us that potatoes were growing in the desert! She was amazed. :) Of course,Idaho potatoes are irrigated. We can't find Maine potatoes in Florida,because most are used for processing. In fact,one of hubby's clients diversified to broccoli and has a huge farming concern inland to just to the east near to where Jack is on the First Coast.

Marlene

Good Lord...just to the east of where Jack is on the First Coast.

Captain Hate

Isn't Montana mostly flat except the western part?

rse

I always remember that Idaho has deserts because that is where we saw the olympic torch back in 1984 driving back from a canadian rockies, prince rupert, vancouver island trip.

Interstate middle of nowhere, maybe 10 in the morning, runner on side of the road running with the torch.

Captain Hate

Anybody besides me see the bicentennial wagon train?

MissMarple2

Chad Pergram
@ChadPergram
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Pelosi: Nearly 100,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, yet the GOP Senate is wasting precious time and taxpayer dollars smearing the President’s political rivals, while telling hungry families and laid-off workers to just ‘take a pause.’
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This is from Fox, and is an example of why President Trump said we need a new outlet. Pergram made no effort to question her about this; he just posted it like a stenographer.

Rocco

Undercover Huber
@JohnWHuber
Rod Rosenstein was cut out of the meetings with Durham. A great sign, given his disastrous scope memos and "oversight" of Mueller

https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1263172342060126209

Tom R

I don't Biden realizes that Tweety always ended up winning his battles with Sylvester.

https://www.jpost.com/omg/joe-bidens-nickname-for-us-president-trump-president-tweety-628659

Tom R

Insert a "think" before Biden.

Marlene

Speaking of reading maps...to the west of Jack. Ha! I'm actually a good map reader!

rse

When we took the kids ultimately to the grand canyon. petrified forest, painted dessert, meteor crater and stayed at la posada before el tovar in the NP, we left phoenix that morning. Son was with us as I convinced his high school principal to excuse the trip as educational.

As we were driving north he dozed off and wakes up about an hour later after we had moved into forest. In his mind, he thought of arizona as all desert so when he wakes up he shakes his head all confused with a "Hey! Hey! what happened to the desert?"

That's how I remember the forests there.

D

Why can’t Rice’s memo be a cya and a protection for Comey?
Rice didn’t redact it. I don’t think a Rosenstein redacted it
All I do know is that Rice and Obama because of their color are going to blame everyone else and skate away clean.
Comey won’t know what hits him when the game of musical chairs stops and he finds himself the odd man out.
Everyone including Wray has been protecting Comey and at times McCabe.
I would like to know who is going to rat out these jokers and get the no jail time cushy deal.

clarice

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-counsel-advised-susan-rice-to-write-memo-on-oval-office-discussion-about-michael-flynn

Captain Hate

Thanks again for the heads up on La Posada. Once you climb out of the Sonoran desert you're on a mostly alpine plateau but with lots of sand. The entire Interstate 40 is a relaxing drive.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Andy McCarthy has this to say on one subject discussed here;

"Clearly, Rice, Obama, and Biden realized it would eventually become known to President Trump and top advisers that the Obama administration had both investigated his campaign, and had laid the groundwork to persist in investigating his administration."

And this on another;

"The patent point of Rice’s last-second email — written “To the File” (what file?) as she was leaving her office on January 20, memorializing a meeting that had occurred over two weeks earlier — was to shift responsibility from President Obama to FBI Director Comey for the pursuit of the Trump–Russia probe."

Tom R

Rocco @ 3:18

Since RR's last day on the job at the DOJ was 11 May 2019 and Durham's appointment of Durham to investigate FISA abuse was on 13 May 2019, isn't the most likely explanation for why RR did not attend the early briefings to Durham was because he no longer worked for the DOJ?

rse

You are welcome ch. Sent my parents there too when they still took trips. The funny thing about el tovar is how all the wildlife comes out when the tour buses leave. Just roaming around as the day winds down.

D

Rocco:
Everyone knew Rosenstein was compromised because he did a lousy job of supervising Mueller and the 13 dwarfs. He also insisted on a Special Counsel.
In my opinion Dem blowback from the firing of Comey would have been brief and intense nothing on a scale of an almost 3 year assault on the President.
Also Rosenstein could have exposed the unmaskings and the fact that they had nothing on Flynn and that the Obama administration and Hillsry were spying on his campaign and his presidency to undermine him.
Rosenstein lacked the cojones to stop all this after the sessions recusal.
No wonder Huber shut him out.

lyle

Isn't Montana mostly flat except the western part?

Yes, similar to WY.

D

TomR:
No that is not the most likely explanation.
Rosenstein could not be trusted.
That is why he was shut out in my opinion.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-via-contaminated-surfaces

I guess Lysol stocks will go down.

Tom R

Iggy @ 3:30

OK that makes McCarthy, DawsonSFields and Sundance all in agreement on the reason for why Rice wrote that email. How many times have those three all been in agreement with one another on a Spygate topic?

Comey in the linchpin here. There is a reason the Obama criminal cabal was actively trying to make him the scapegoat. That would be a great discussion to have here trying to figure out the reason why so many Obama officials wanted Comey to be the scapegoat.

Marlene

I'm distracted watching a young guy across the stream fishing. Yesterday afternoon he caught a good sized fish and released it back into the stream.
Susan Rice has Maine roots and hinted at running against Susan Collins after the Kavanaugh hearings. *eyeroll* By the way,we've heard lots of anti-Collins ads on the radio since we've been back.

D

Lyle:
We had pouring down rain on Monday.
It lasted the entire day.

Rocco

When Trump was inaugurated on Jan 20, 2017, Loretta Lynch lost her job as Attorney General and Sally Yates became DAG for 10 days until she was fired. I think....

Tom R

Also Rosenstein could have exposed the unmaskings and the fact that they had nothing on Flynn and that the Obama administration and Hillsry were spying on his campaign and his presidency to undermine him.

I am of the opinion Team Trump has possessed all of that information prior to Mueller ever getting appointed SC. I wouldn't be surprised if Team Trump knew all of that before Rosenstein even got confirmed as DAG.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The arid regions of eastern Washington, Oregon and California and pretty much all of Nevada and parts of Utaj and Idaho and even point further east are due to the rain shadows of the Cascades and the Sierras.
The moisture gets squeezed out of Pacific storms as they are compressed against the mountains. First the coast ranges squeeze them so the central valley is drier than the coastal mountains and then the considerably higher interior mountains squeeze the rest out.
At my elevation of 2600 feet we get over twice the annual precipitation of Sacramento. And if you go up to 5000 feet there's a bunch more.
On the highway I usually take you drive through fifty miles of lush pine-fir forests to a large green alpine valley surrounded by 10,000 foot mountains with a small year round river running through it to a desert of sage brush and pinyon pines five miles later.

Jim Eagle

Iggy,

"was to shift responsibility from President Obama to FBI Director Comey for the pursuit of the Trump–Russia probe."

And that in a nutshell is to show how stupid Comey is to not see the set up of HIM in that meeting. He probably thought it was a badge of honor to be so rewarded by Zippy!

matt - deplore me if you must

Ig, you nailed it regarding Rice. It was highly suspicious then and the media buried it as best they could. Only when Grennell et all have connected the dots down really understand the context.

It's the stupid shit and their arrogance which will do them in. The media is busy squawking about Trump's weight and his choice of prophylactic while Nancy's face is melting and Adam Schiiff's face is on a milk carton.

A few fellow dumb governors follow Cuomo down the primrose path and not a peep from most of the media. How many died prematurely because of those decisions?

And Ronan Farrow and the media getting fisked in the NYT of all places is just a joy to behold.

From now on these anchors and pundits need to wear clown makeup any timethey get near a camera.

lyle

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2020/05/20/gretchen-whitmer-allows-gay-swingers-club-to-operate-while-barber-loses-license-n409648

If the Mich Bich strains any harder pandering to the hard left hoping to win the JoeMentia veepstakes, she might get a hernia. Is she actually a Trump plant working to grab the state’s electoral votes?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--That would be a great discussion to have here trying to figure out the reason why so many Obama officials wanted Comey to be the scapegoat.--

Because he's one of those insufferable guys who everyone, left right and center, recognizes as an asshole?
Part of the problem of being on your own team cuz you're smarter than everyone else is you're the last guy picked for the fun stuff and the first one picked to get it in the neck.

Captain Hate

This is how to deal with a loon

https://mobile.twitter.com/WFLA/status/1263149196300955649

rich

very sad news to read about Kim Ann.

Captain Hate

And this

https://mobile.twitter.com/WFLA/status/1263151369436958720

Rocco

I could never master the fly rod. That's an art. But I do love trout and salmon fishing in the streams. There's a company in Turners Falls MA that sells fly rods for thousands of dollars. I'd be afraid to fish with one!

https://thomasandthomas.com/collections/bamboo

Tom R

And that in a nutshell is to show how stupid Comey is to not see the set up of HIM in that meeting.

For anyone willing to admit the possibility Comey was well aware of how corrupt the Obama criminal cabal was and well aware they were trying to frame him, then it becomes significantly a lot easier to view his pre-firing actions in a pro-Trump light.

DawsonSFields has done more than anyone else on Twitter to document all the activities that Obama officials did to make Comey the scapegoat. It's good reading and very informative.

D

Simple reason for making Comey the scapegoat.
Dems think he cost Hillary the election.
For Obama and Rice and Biden : to secure their own lack of accountability in the fake investigation and the continuous spying on President Trump and his family, who were unmasked on Inauguration Day.

clarice

Looks like Comey had alienated everyone. Tough break, Weasel.

rich

oh bother ... really. still carrying on about the Pontiff of the Potomac.

lyle

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/05/20/the-plot-thickens-susan-rices-reported-admission-about-who-directed-her-to-write-the-infamous-jan-20-2017-email-to-herself-might-be-making-certain-people-squirm/

She wrote the email at the direction of WH counsel. But don’t worry, it was all “by-the-book.”

Rocco

Not according to some of the replies in that UndercoverHuber thread.

Jane

Kayleigh mcEnney:

Susan Rice SAID; ‘By the book, by the book, by the book.“

Susan Rice - to quote Shakespeare: Thou protest foo much!

Extraneus

I would like to know who is going to rat out these jokers

I would bet Clinesmith is singing like a bird. If not, he's going to jail for sure.

Narciso

Are they growing these psychos in vats?

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