“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Washington Post, ABC, James Comey, DOJ, collusion in cover up of Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton tarmac meeting


  1. Why is anything "redacted" by the Sessions DOJ?

  2. The amount of corruption in Washington is beyond belief.

    WE will have to take to the streets of DC.

    1. Can we start with the United Nations first.

      Do you want a crowd, host a Biker convention

    2. Rent the DC Convention center. Host a Harley and gun show. Invite 100,000 to bring their Harley and their favorite legal weapon to the show.

      I like it.

    3. And don't forget the kids will be in tow....BALLOONS!

  3. A legal team probing the “surreptitious” airport tarmac meeting in Phoenix between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton – just as Hillary Clinton was under FBI investigation for her handling of classified information – contends the FBI under James Comey lied about it.

    The American Center for Law and Justice said it has obtained “hundreds of pages in our ongoing investigation and federal lawsuit on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton while the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI had an ongoing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.”

    “The results are shocking,” the non-profit legal advocacy group said.

    “First, the Comey FBI lied to us. Last July, we sent FOIA requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton Lynch plane meeting. The FBI, under the then directorship of James Comey, quickly replied that ‘No records responsive to your request were located.'”

    However, from records that now have become available, it is “clear that there were multiple records within the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI.”

    The meeting was controversial because it was the chief overseer of a federal investigation meeting privately with the spouse of the subject of the investigation.



    When Trump fired Comey, Comey released private government documents to a friend with instructions to give them to the media, hoping, he admitted, to prompt the appointment of a special investigator, which did happen.

    Bob Mueller, ally and friend of Comey, was appointed by Trump's DOJ to be the Grand Inquisitor of Trump.

  5. Comey's inexplicable and bizarre press conference about Clinton's email scandal now becomes more explicable.

    From the beginning we posted that Comey was a dirty cop.

  6. Comey has now received a $2 million payoff in a phony book deal, more than likely with a promise of more to come; the payoff to maintain a criminal conspiracy that likely goes right to Obama, who is receiving his own $60 million "book" payoff.

  7. A mass hanging would be good for the Republic.

  8. .


    My, my.

    One has to admire the martial ardor here this morning.

    Have to wonder if it comes from drinking the dark roast instead of the breakfast blend.


    1. "Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

      Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

      Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.



      Yes, even in the free speech land of the USA.

    2. Does this mean all the folks signing the Calexit petition should be in jail, Ash ?

    3. Ash, will you be reporting Deuce to the authorities? Being the Patriot you are? Guardian of all things PC? Defender of bloated government and status quo?

    4. Yeah, are you a weasel, Ash ?

      I want to know too.


    5. I am a potato not a rat. This is a public forum so no reporting necessary. They got bots sniffing I would imagine.

  9. The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.

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  11. Millions of Americans will revolt if the globalists remove President Trump from office or render him powerless, radio host Michael Savage warned.

    Americans could even “resort to mob violence” because they’ll have nothing to lose once they “are finally aware of the fact that they’ve been tricked by their society, and that no matter how hard they work as middle-class people” they have nothing to gain, the Savage Nation host said Friday.

    “That is what’s going to happen in this country,” he pointed out. “You have not yet seen mob violence in this country. You’ve seen some mob violence instigated by George Soros’ mobs.”

  12. ...A convoy of 100,000 Harleys and pickup trucks to Washington

    1. Scheduled two to three weeks after the Sturgis ride. Get the word out at the rally.

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  13. Trump Endorsement: McMaster “A Good Man And Very Pro-Israel”
    ED MORRISSEYPosted at 11:31 am on August 5, 2017

    The campaign to undermine H.R. McMaster may have backfired with its intended audience of one. Two former National Security Council members and some in conservative media tried to raise the alarm that the national security adviser has usurped Donald Trump on foreign policy. Late last night, the president made it clear that McMaster’s not going to go anywhere, and that Trump’s not buying into the attacks regardless of the source:..........


    Article talks also about the growing possibility that we may being going to war with North Korea.

    1. Buy your gold from Rosland Capital, and support the USA.

  14. The War over H. R. McMaster

    U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster as they depart for a day trip to Miami from the White House in Washington, DC, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
    The core concern is what possible White House civil war victor Steve Bannon thinks about Iran.
    Curt Mills
    August 4, 2017

    National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster is a man under fire. Or maybe that’s Steve Bannon. Or maybe, after a week that saw rivals Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci suddenly head for the exits, both are in jeopardy. What is clear is that Donald Trump is increasingly pressed to make foreign policy decisions on several fronts, and senior aides under him—particularly McMaster and Bannon—are fighting over the personnel and philosophy that will go into the president’s decision-making. A seemingly-coordinated hard-right campaign is underway to force McMaster from office, at the same time that McMaster has conducted a lightning-speed purge of the National Security Council that has claimed several Bannon acolytes and old loyalists to previous National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. And notably, and perhaps confusingly, McMaster has garnered the public support of prominent neoconservatives.

    “McMaster, On ‘Warpath,’ Purges Key Trump Allies From White House NSC,” reads The Washington Free Beacon. “McMaster Goes to War—Against His White House Enemies,” reads The Daily Beast. And the accusations against McMaster are getting nasty, floating him as just short of anti-Semitic. “‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say,” reads a headline Thursday in The Daily Caller. And Breitbart prominently covered a Facebook post by right-wing Jerusalem Post writer Caroline Glick in which she alleges the National Security Adviser is “deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump” and that he disagrees and actively undermines Trump's agenda on just about every salient issue on his agenda.”

    1. “He fires all of Trump's loyalists and replaces them with Trump's opponents,” Glick continued. “MCMASTER’S NSC COUP AGAINST TRUMP PURGES CRITICS OF ISLAM AND OBAMA,” reads FrontPage Magazine, in an article retweeted by Laura Ingraham, a frequent Fox News personality with ties to the White House. Jordan Schachtel, who has been after McMaster for some time, writes that a senior administration official told him that McMaster purportedly constantly refers to Israel as an “occupying power.” Though the campaign has not been provably linked to Bannon, the ex-Breitbart chief, his feud with McMaster has been long reported. Mr. Schachtel is also formally of Breitbart.

      More radical elements have come to loggerheads with McMaster. One of the dismissed NSC staffers, Rich Higgins, had circulated a memo before his sacking alleging “deep state” forces of aligning with “Islamists” and “globalists” to destroy the president. And Mike Cernovich, a member of the “alt-right” or “alt-light” (depending on who you ask), has been continually agitating on Twitter for McMaster’s ouster.

      But what does this all mean, and who stands to gain from McMaster’s departure—or Bannon’s? It’s unclear. McMaster is no foreign policy realist’s dream: he has feuded with Bannon over Afghanistan (Bannon, and reportedly the president, essentially want the U.S. military to leave, while McMaster wants more troops). On the other hand, if the United States does exit Afghanistan, Bannon and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner have reportedly toyed with the idea of allowing mercenaries to have a significantly enhanced role in the country, as a staying force. The pair have held talks with Erik Prince, CEO of the company formerly known as BlackWater, of Iraq War infamy. Prince, the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has been making media appearances more frequently in recent days.

      Elsewhere, McMaster has been a powerful force in persuading the president, so far, to keep the Iran deal. One of the rumored replacements for McMaster, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is a decided Iran hawk who has ramped up efforts against Tehran in his brief tenure at Langley. McMaster is more in line with the president, at least how the president feels currently. “Thus far … no one in the administration can move Trump to start a war because he doesn't want to have his Iraq,” a military analyst whose mentors in the U.S. national defense community told Al-Monitor. “With Iran, they are looking at regime change but coming up empty. There are no good plans, no decapitation strikes possible.” But Trump, ever the paradox, is also said to be itching to scrap the Iran nuclear deal............


  15. QuirkFri Aug 04, 04:10:00 AM EDT

    Sorry, Doug, when you start whining I usually slide right on by.

    As for Comey, he may have given Hillary a pass but he also did the same for Trump, something Trump likes to brag about.

    As for 'the media', the Wall Street Journal has as big a circulation as the NYT and WaPo combined. Somehow I doubt they would have gone easy on Hillary. Since you don't define the MSM or what media you mean, it's a little hard for me to go any further than that.


    What is your source for the WSJ, NYTimes, and WaPo?

    1. DougFri Aug 04, 04:17:00 AM EDT

      Comey had plenty of evidence on Hillary for quite some time.

      At the time of his firing he had none on Trump:

      Your "argument" is invalid.

    2. No evidence worthy of striking a grand jury it appears.

    3. Comey Justice.

      True Believer Ash.

  16. ‘I got four Yazidi virgins as part of my Isil salary and had sex with a different one every night’

    I kept the four girls in an abandoned house. Each night I would have sex with a different one,” the dishevelled-looking man told the judge matter of factly. “Sometimes they seemed scared, but they never said no. They were all virgins when I got them and more beautiful than you can imagine.”

    The suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighter standing before the Nineveh investigations court, 20 miles southeast of Mosul, seemed unrepentant as he confessed to his crimes; four counts of kidnap and rape of women belonging to the minority Yazidi sect and 10 counts of the murder of its men.

    The evidence against Mohammed Ahmed filled several folders, which were stacked on top of a pile of a dozen or so others on Judge Arif’s desk.



  17. Government employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees.

    A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the government over the course of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office.

    The growing opposition in the executive branch comes as the White House’s legislative agenda has stalled in Congress and Trump turns to his Cabinet agencies to change course in several policy areas. It also is emanating from career staffers or political holdovers whose resistance to Trump has, at times, been rooted in deep opposition to the president’s agenda.

    “From our point of view, it’s kind of obvious,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) group, when asked about staffers’ growing pushback.

    “You have Donald Trump, who ran and said he would drain the swamp, meaning them.”

    Trump’s allies have often cast the president as the victim of the “deep state,” an entrenched, liberal bureaucracy bent on damaging his agenda through leaks and resistance.

    1. Quirk and Ash have no problem with Swamprats acting in defiance of Law and the Constitution they swore to uphold.

      ...as long as it harms Trump.

  18. .

    Millions of Americans will revolt if the globalists remove President Trump from office or render him powerless...


    No way that's going to happen.

    As for the 'render him powerless' part, wouldn't that be redundant?


    1. "Wall Street Journal has as big a circulation as the NYT and WaPo combined"

      You learned that where?

    2. .

      Saw it reported a couple years back.


    3. .

      Just looked in Wiki



    4. 1) USA Today
      2) WSJ
      3) NYT
      4) LAT
      5) NYPO

    5. .

      Again, since you won't define 'MSM', it's a little hard to respond to your questions about it.


    6. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/wsj.com

      Rank in United States - 166


      Rank in United States - 45


      Rank in United States - 31

    7. Total traffic a lot different than print and paid subscribers.

    8. .

      I haven't a clue as to what you are putting up, Doug. It looks like relative number of hits their online sites get.

      It's a macro data and there is no way of deciphering how many times the same person goes to a site multiple times.

      I give you credit for ingenuity but I'll stick with the circulation numbers, print and online, from Wiki as compiled by Alliance for Audited Media.


    9. .

      You still haven't told us your definition of MSM.


    10. .

      You seem to suffer under the delusion that the rest of the US spends as much times with this shit as a motley crew of old farts that have nothing better to do.

      They don't.

      Pew did a survey on TV viewing in the country here...


      Take a look at how much time 'normal' people spend watching news on TV. Take a look at how cable viewers switch around and watch more than one station.


    11. "You still haven't told us your definition of MSM."

      Quit Whining!

      ...you could keep that out of your mind by practicing your mantra:

      "There is no left-wing bias in the media!"

    12. Maybe if you say it enough times, it will make it so, and we'll all be better served.

    13. .

      More deep thoughts from the "Big Whine of Wailuku".


  19. Air Force to purchase bankrupt Russian airline's planes for Air Force One


  20. Eric Bolling suspended from Fox amid lewd message allegations
    BY JOHN BOWDEN - 08/05/17 04:04 PM EDT

    Fox News anchor Eric Bolling has been suspended pending an investigation into lewd messages he is accused of sending multiple female coworkers at Fox News and Fox Business Channel.

    In a statement, Fox News confirmed Bolling's suspension Saturday afternoon.

    "Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway," a Fox spokesperson said.

    Bolling, who previously co-hosted "The Five", now serves as a host of the new Fox News show "The Specialists."

    A spokesperson for Fox tells The Hill that Bolling will be investigated by the Paul Weiss law firm. That's the same firm that investigated former chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, who was ousted from the network just two days after the firm began investigating.

    A dozen sources told The Huffington Post, which originally reported the story, that at least two of Bolling's female colleagues at Fox Business and one at Fox News had received unsolicited photos of male genitalia from Bolling.

    The messages were reportedly sent years ago, and on several different occasions. The Huffington Post called the images "deeply upsetting and offensive" to the women who spoke to the news outlet about the incidents.

    An attorney for Bolling said he had no recollection of the messages and doesn't believe he sent them.

    “Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made," his attorney said.

    The allegations against Bolling follow a tumultuous year for Fox News.

    Top-rated host Bill O’Reilly was forced out of the network after The New York Times reported that he paid $13 million to five different women who accused him of sexual harassment.

    Joe Concha contributed to this report


    1. .

      Must be the water.

      Or, possibly, all those legs.


    2. The messages were reportedly sent years ago...

      This seems suspicious and odd.

      There's a lot of money in sexual harassment charges.

      But, who knows, maybe he did.

    3. What a dumb thing to do, if he in fact did it. What motivates 2 women coming forward (going to HuffPo) after several years of silence? Money, money, money, money.......MONEY!

    4. For the Love of Money
      The O'Jays

      Money money money money, money [Repeat: x 6]
      Some people got to have it
      Some people really need it
      Listen to me why'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
      You want to do things, do things, do things, good things with it
      Talk about cash money, money
      Talk about cash money- dollar bills, why'all
      For the love of money
      People will steal from their mother
      For the love of money
      People will rob their own brother
      For the love of money
      People can't even walk the street
      Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat
      For that lean, mean, mean green
      Almighty dollar, money

    5. Anyone here is welcome to send selfies of their junk to Doug.

  21. There would definitely be an something of an uproar - but a civil war ? I am dootful of that -


    Americans – not Russians – elected Trump

    Kit Daniels | Infowars.com - AUGUST 5, 2017 6060 Comments

    Millions of Americans will revolt if the globalists remove President Trump from office or render him powerless, radio host Michael Savage warned.

    Americans could even “resort to mob violence” because they’ll have nothing to lose once they “are finally aware of the fact that they’ve been tricked by their society, and that no matter how hard they work as middle-class people” they have nothing to gain, the Savage Nation host said Friday.

    “That is what’s going to happen in this country,” he pointed out. “You have not yet seen mob violence in this country. You’ve seen some mob violence instigated by George Soros’ mobs.”

    “But you haven’t seen the thing I’m telling you is coming in this country. You haven’t seen the ‘Day of the Locust’ yet.”

    Savage was referring to the 1939 novel The Day of the Locust, which analyzes the violent rage of Americans who slaved away their entire lives only to realize that the American dream was impossible for them to achieve.

    “When Eddie finally gets up and says that’s the end of the road, and Eddie’s eyes turn red, and blood is in his eyes, Eddie will turn this society upside down,” the Savage Nation host said. “And if [the left] take(s) Trump down, through Mueller or through any other source and deny Eddie his vote, there will be a civil war in this country.”
    “I’m warning you. All of you leftists who think you’re going to steal our vote, you’re wrong.”

    “…But if you do the next step and steal our president, I warn you. You’ve seen nothing yet,” he added. “You will see the ‘Day of the Locust’ in this country.”

    That said, the battle lines for a civil war were drawn even before Trump entered politics.

    “Not since the run-up to the Civil War has the nation been more divided,” Savage wrote in his 2014 book Stop the Coming Civil War. “The battle lines have been drawn: The haves against the have-nots.”

    However, the globalists may want a civil war: it’ll give them the chance to “transform” America into an EU-style technocratic tyranny which they control.

    “Unfortunately for individual people living in this new system, it will also require authoritarian and centralized control over all aspects of life, from cradle to grave,” wrote Patrick Wood in his book Technocracy Rising.



    The legal net around Donald Trump’s beleaguered presidency tightened dramatically this week with news that a grand jury has been established a few hundred yards from the White House, to pursue evidence of collusion with the Kremlin.

    It is a troubling development for the president, for several reasons. In the US legal system, a grand jury has broad powers to issue subpoenas, and ultimately indictments, at the request of prosecutors.

    What is a grand jury and how serious is it for Donald Trump?
    Read more
    The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election, former FBI chief Robert Mueller, had been using a sitting grand jury in Virginia to authorise his team’s demands for documents and witnesses. The convening of a separate grand jury in Washington suggests the Mueller team – working in a suite of offices a few blocks’ walk from where the 20-odd jurors sit – is going to be making extensive use of it. It will not be hospitable terrain for the president. Trump won only 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia.

    “This sets the scene of action for criminal trials, where charges will be laid, in the worst possible jurisdiction for Trump,” said Scott Horton, a lecturer at Columbia Law School. “Compared to Virginia, Republicans in DC are few and far between.”

    The grand jury is also clear evidence that the inquiry is widening, not tapering off. It suggests that the special counsel is exploring possible crimes committed inside the District of Columbia.

    Mueller’s investigators are reported by the New York Times to have asked the White House for documents related to the administration’s first, short-lived national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned after being found to have concealed the full nature of his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington, and who is also under scrutiny for his lobbying work for Turkey during the campaign.

    Meanwhile, a report from Vox says that senior FBI officials have been told to consider themselves potential witnesses in an investigation of Trump for obstruction of justice. The former FBI director James Comey, Mueller’s successor in the post, has testified that Trump tried to put pressure on him to drop the Flynn investigation.

  23. CATO

    The Criminalization of Almost Everything

    When laws grow so voluminous and vague that they oppress those who live under them, society can become as unlivable as if it were lawless. Subject to the arbitrary scrutiny of prosecutors overcome by ambition for their own 15 minutes of fame, ordinary citizens face the horrors of becoming criminal defendants. At a Cato Book Forum in October, Harvey Silverglate, author of Three Felonies a Day, and Tim Lynch, editor of In the Name of Justice and director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice, discussed the growing threat of federal criminal law.

    HARVEY SILVERGLATE: An average, busy professional gets up in the morning, gets the kids to school, goes to work, uses the telephone or e-mail, has meetings, works on a prospectus or bank loan, goes home, puts the kids to bed, has dinner, reads the newspaper, goes to sleep, and has no idea that, in the course of that day, he or she has very likely committed three felonies. Three felonies that some ambitious, creative prosecutor can pick out from that day’s activities and put into an indictment.

    In his foreword to my book, Alan Dershowitz discusses his time litigating cases in the old Soviet Union. He was always taken by the fact that they could prosecute anybody they wanted because some of the statutes were so vague. Dershowitz points out that this was a technique developed by Beria, the infamous sidekick of Stalin, who said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” That really is something that has survived the Soviet Union and has arrived in the good old USA. “Show me the man,” says any federal prosecutor, “and I can show you the crime.” This is not an exaggeration.

    1. Don't be a victim. Stay out of debt, have earned money coming in (no subsidies), and live in the heartland.

      Works for MOME.

    2. .

      Well, not always.

      We had a case here in Michigan (story has gone national now) where a guy got an OUI for sitting in his car (car wasn't on) in his drive behind his house listening to music and drinking a beer. Police were called out and charged him with OUI because there was the potential he could have taken the care on the road. Evidently a judge upheld the charges.


      There may be more to the story I haven't heard.

      One, the cops came out more than once. Don't know how the conversations went.

      Two, who would call the cops on the guy and why?


    3. Sorry, Q, and no offense, but Michigan is not what I call the heartland.

  24. Here'a an issue Doug and Quirk might agree on -

    Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren’t Protected By Fourth Amendment

    A Reason investigation last year found the DPD’s Major Violators Unit, which conducts drug raids in the city, has a track record of leaving dead dogs in its wake. One officer had shot 39 dogs over the course of his career before the raid on Smith’s house, according to public records.

    That officer is now up to 73 kills, according to the most recent records obtained by Reason.


    1. Always the peacemaker, always seeking to find common ground among warring parties -

    2. .

      Detroit's got a real bad record for cops killing dogs. A couple have been fired for unauthorized target practice.

      Within the last week, there was a story here of a utility worker pulling out a gun and shooting a dog. The guy was working in one yard yet walked over to the neighbors yard. The family dog (wearing one of those electric fence collars) was in the yard and started barking. The guy pulled his gun and shot it. The owner saw the whole thing.

      Haven't heard any follow-up stories on why the guy was carrying a gun, what he was doing in the neighbors yard, or why he went into the dog's yard.


    3. .

      By the way, haven't you and Wayne taken down a number of dogs hunting for wolves.


    4. Not to stereotype cops, but they do shoot feral and stray dogs, sometimes being told unofficially to do so. There are feral and stray dog problems in most major cities. Cops routinely get called if a dog is acting in a threatening manner.

      Cops shouldn't have to play dog catcher while on patrol. IMO.

    5. .

      These were family dogs.

      In some cases the cops actually showed up at the wrong house and killed the family dog. We had two or three of those this year.


    6. A cop in San Luis Obispo didn't take proper care of his police dog in off hours and it killed a man and almost killed the woman the man was trying to protect.

      He is no longer a cop.

      The trial is ongoing.

    7. Family dog killers deserve a special place in hell, so Bob is right again.

    8. Unlikely Friends Bobcat and Coyote.



    9. QuirkSat Aug 05, 07:06:00 PM EDT

      By the way, haven't you and Wayne taken down a number of dogs hunting for wolves.

      On the contrary, the wolves have killed some dogs in the area.

      I still carry out there, hoping always for my first wolf kill.

    10. DougSat Aug 05, 08:03:00 PM EDT
      Family dog killers deserve a special place in hell, so Bob is right again.

      Like a Trumper getting tired of winning all the time, I weary from the weight of being right all the time.

  25. I don't believe everyone commits three felonies a day.

    I haven't even been out of the house yet.

    I don't think even Quirk commits three felonies a day. Three misdemeanors, maybe.

    Three felonies a day would would be well over 1,000 felonies a year.

    I don't believe it.


  26. Like a Trumper getting tired of winning all the time, I weary from the weight of being right all the time.


    1. Trump hasn't won a thing since taking office. That should tell you something about the being right part as well.


  27. You won't find much of this on the MSM -

    August 5, 2017
    The Jobs Report: Proof of Trump Making America Great Again
    By Howard J. Warner

    Since the election of Donald Trump, most economic news has been positive despite the lack of media coverage.

    Prior to November 2016, some financial reporters predicted losses for the stock market and our national economy should Hillary Clinton lose the election. Yet, since the 2016 election, the Dow is up 20.5% and 12% since January, the NASDAQ is up 21% and 18% since January, and the S&P is up 16% and 12% since January. This demonstrates the limitations of following the "experts" who do not disclose their political prejudices.

    The July jobs report includes 209,000 new jobs. This brings the total to over 1 million since January. But the new cover of Newsweek carries a caricature of Trump in a lounger with the title "Lazy Boy." It is insulting, inaccurate (as he puts in hours most people half his age could not manage), and one-sided.

    A look at the economic parameters gives one a sense that the doldrums may be ending. During the Obama years, we averaged less than 2% growth and were told that this was the new normal. To the forgotten Americans, this is unacceptable. Under President G.W. Bush, we saw the end of real income growth nationally, which imperils support for our republic. The health of our economy provides a sense of the national mood. Hence, the forgotten supported the election of Donald Trump, who promised to change the situation for dislocated workers and unemployed citizens, long dismissed by their political leaders.

    A perusal of the numbers is quite encouraging: the national unemployment rate is now 4.3%, a 16-year low.....


  28. Judge Jeanine


    1. Excellent by Judge Jeanine. She's my favorite.

      Good Purple mattress ad too.


      That ad has Quirk written all over it.

    2. She showed some massive retractions.

      I couldn't find any on Google Images.

    3. Pdf Deuce linked takes forever to load, but shows all the black pages.


    4. One of them says they thought they talked about Benghazi!

  29. Donations to Clinton Foundation and weapons deals:


  30. “Actually while I was landing at the airport, I did see President Clinton at the Phoenix airport as I was leaving, and he spoke to myself and my husband on the plane. Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. It was primarily social and about our travels. He mentioned the golf he played in Phoenix, and he mentioned travels he’d had in West Virginia.”
    Lynch emphasized that Hillary Clinton’s problems were not discussed at any point during the impromptu encounter.

    “There was no discussion of any matter pending for the department or any matter pending for any other body.”


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    1. The heart of Calhoun still beats in the chest of our Young Ash -

      The Confederacy, Calhoun, and Today's Progressives


      The Confederacy Still Lingers Within The Progressivism That Birthed It

      Progressives are outraged that a new HBO series will depict a modern-day Confederacy. But they have more in common with the Confederacy than they realize.

      John Daniel Davidson By John Daniel Davidson
      AUGUST 3, 2017

      What if the South had won the Civil War? That’s the premise of a new HBO series from “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, called “Confederate.” The series will be set in a present-day America in which slavery is legal, the secession of 1861 was successful, and another civil war is brewing.

      Although still in its infancy, the project has already drawn backlash from progressives who are offended at the idea of two white men producing a show about modern-day slavery. A grassroots effort to quash the series spring up on Twitter under the hashtag #NoConfederate, and some have called it “slavery fanfic” despite assurances to the contrary from Benioff and Weiss that the show won’t be some kind of weird alt-right fantasy.

      But progressives shouldn’t be so quick to denounce dramatic depictions of a sci-fi Confederacy. After all, modern-day progressivism is one of the Confederacy’s most enduring legacies in America today. Whether they realize it or not, progressives themselves are among the inheritors of the political ideology that led to the Civil War........


    2. The truth is more complicated — and more uncomfortable for progressives, should they choose to face it. And no, I’m not talking about the facile argument that the Civil War was “really about states’ rights.” The war was most certainly about slavery. So much so, in fact, that decades before the war came, southern leaders were thinking about how best to preserve it in a country that was expanding westward.

    3. The secret history of the Democratic Party

      While the Democratic Party previously singled out blacks and native Indians, progressives showed Democrats how to suppress all minorities.

      During the 1920s, progressives developed a fascination with and admiration for Italian and German fascism, and the fascists, for their part, praised American progressives. These were likeminded people who spoke the same language, and progressives and fascists worked together to implement programs to sterilize so-called mental defectives and “unfit” people, resulting subsequently in tens of thousands of forced sterilizations in America and hundreds of thousands in Nazi Germany.

      During the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent members of his brain trust to Europe to study fascist economic programs, which he considered more advanced that anything his New Deal had implemented to date. FDR was enamored with Mussolini, whom he called the “admirable Italian gentleman.” Some Democrats even had a soft spot for Hitler: young JFK went to Germany before World War II and praised Hitler as a “legend” and blamed hostility to the Nazis as jealousy resulting from how much the Nazis had accomplished.

      Yes, I know. Very little of this is known by people today because progressives have done such a good job of sweeping it all under the rug. This material is simply left out of the textbooks even though it is right there in the historical record. Some progressive pundits know about it, but they don’t want to talk about it.



    4. What about the postbellum crimes of the Democratic Party? From Democratic support for slavery, let’s turn to the party’s complicity in segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. Democrats in the 1880s invented segregation and Jim Crow laws that lasted through the 1960s. Democrats also came up with the “separate but equal” rationale that justified segregation and pretended that it was for the benefit of African Americans.

      The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee by a group of former confederate soldiers; its first grand wizard was a confederate general who was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

      The Klan soon spread beyond the South to the Midwest and the West and became, in the words of historian Eric Foner, “the domestic terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”

      The main point of the Klan’s orgy of violence was to prevent blacks from voting—voting, that is, for Republicans.

      Leading Democrats including at least one president, two Supreme Court justices, and innumerable Senators and Congressmen were Klan members. The last one, Robert Byrd, died in 2010 and was eulogized by President Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

  32. Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-afternoon news program “The Specialists,” while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers.

    Word of the suspension came one day after a HuffPost report relying on anonymous sources stated Bolling had sent a lewd photo to at least three female colleagues at Fox News and Fox Business.

    “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway,” Fox News said in a brief statement.

    An attorney for Bolling, Michael J. Bowe, denied the allegations.

    “The anonymous, uncorroborated claims are untrue and terribly unfair,” Bowe wrote in an email Saturday. “We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible.”.......


    1. This Ali character may be a little shady -

      Exclusive — Eric Bolling Attorney Fires Back at Huffington Post Sexting Attack: ‘Not True’

      by MATTHEW BOYLE4 Aug 20172,972

      The attorney for Fox News anchor Eric Bolling is firing back at a thinly and anonymously sourced hit piece in the Huffington Post alleging he sent “lewd” text messages to female coworkers years ago.
      Bolling’s attorney firmly denied the allegations in his exclusive statement to Breitbart News and called the Huffington Post story “not true.”

      “The story is based on anonymous sources and not true,” Bolling’s attorney Michael Bowe told Breitbart News exclusively on Friday night. “No such unsolicited communications occurred.”

      Bowe is Bolling’s counsel and is an attorney with Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP law firm in New York City.

      Bowe previously told Huffington Post, before this more firm denial to Breitbart News: “Mr. Bolling recalls no such inappropriate communications, does not believe he sent any such communications, and will vigorously pursue his legal remedies for any false and defamatory accusations that are made.”

      Late Friday night, Yashar Ali of the Huffington Post alleged that Bolling sent photographs of male genitalia to female coworkers. Ali wrote:

      Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost. Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions.

      Ali continued by citing several anonymous sources who said they saw the photograph that the Huffington Post alleges he sent. He wrote:

      The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.

      It’s unclear at this time if the report is accurate, since it is based entirely on unnamed sources. Ali says he spoke to 14 separate sources for the piece, “all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity either because they currently work at the networks and aren’t allowed to speak to members of the press without prior authorization or because they have confidentiality agreements with Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox.”

      A Fox News spokesperson was informed of the allegations by the Huffington Post, Ali wrote, and said in a statement to the Huffington Post that: “We were just informed of this and plan to investigate the matter.”


  33. Trump defends McMaster: “He is a good man and very pro-Israel”
    By Robert Spencer on Aug 05, 2017 10:42 am

    Either Trump is correct or the published reports are correct, but both cannot be. There is simply too much evidence that McMaster is working against Trump’s agenda to be ignored. Why Trump is standing by this energetically insubordinate official is a mystery. “Trump Stands by McMaster, Claims He’s ‘Very Pro-Israel,’” by Adam Shaw, Breitbart, August […]
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    McMaster calls Israel “illegitimate,” “occupying power”
    By Robert Spencer on Aug 05, 2017 10:39 am

    If the Trump administration is going to have any integrity and coherence in its policies toward Israel and the jihad threat in general, McMaster (and all his allies and cohorts) must go. And the sooner the better. The Trump administration has been sending mixed signals since its inception. It’s a far cry from the confidence […]
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    MOMESat Aug 05, 07:08:00 PM EDT
    Sorry, Q, and no offense, but Michigan is not what I call the heartland.

    I can believe that. Although others might disagree.

    The "heartland" is a term that refers to the states that constitute the American Midwest. The term generally refers to the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, but can also include the southern states close to the Mississippi river.

    What are the Heartland states? | Reference.com