COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rep Jim Jordan Gives Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Serious Dry Mouth



12.13.2017 - Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s oversight hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "As Chairman of the Committee with primary oversight of DOJ and the FBI, I have always supported DOJ and FBI in performing their valuable missions to keep our nation safe and to hold individuals accountable for criminal conduct. Yet I and many on this Committee now find ourselves in the very difficult position of questioning the actions of both prior and current Department and FBI leadership. You have a unique role at DOJ, in that you appointed Special Counsel Mueller and have a supervisory role over his investigation. It is therefore very appropriate for you to appear before this Committee to answer questions related to the scope of the Special Counsel’s investigation, as well as its current efficacy in light of various events calling into question its impartiality."

66 comments:

  1. Deputy AG Rosenstein says he sees no cause to fire Mueller. Where the hell is Jeff Sessions?

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  2. I watched that interchange with Rep. Jim Jordan.

    It was wonderful.

    Sessions has gone into hiding.

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  3. Could Trump have been strategic and snookered everyone by letting this farce play out or is he just lucky?

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  4. Brer Fox leapt out of the bushes and strolled over to Brer Rabbit. "Well, well, what have we here?" he asked, grinning an evil grin.

    Brer Rabbit gulped. He was stuck fast. He did some fast thinking while Brer Fox rolled about on the road, laughing himself sick over Brer Rabbit's dilemma.

    "I've got you this time, Brer Rabbit," said Brer Fox, jumping up and shaking off the dust. "You've sassed me for the very last time. Now I wonder what I should do with you?"

    Brer Rabbit's eyes got very large. "Oh please Brer Fox, whatever you do, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

    "Maybe I should roast you over a fire and eat you," mused Brer Fox. "No, that's too much trouble. Maybe I'll hang you instead."

    "Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please," said Brer Rabbit. "Only please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

    "If I'm going to hang you, I'll need some string," said Brer Fox. "And I don't have any string handy. But the stream's not far away, so maybe I'll drown you instead."

    "Drown me! Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please," said Brer Rabbit. "Only please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

    "The briar patch, eh?" said Brer Fox. "What a wonderful idea! You'll be torn into little pieces!"

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  5. December 14, 2017
    About that Page/Strzok ‘insurance policy’
    By Patricia McCarthy

    "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he [Trump] gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk,"

    writes FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair while spearheading both the Clinton email inquiry and the early Trump-Russia probe, adding,


    "It's like a life insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40." (March 4, 2016)




    Isn't it clear that "the path" was a developing strategy by which these co-conspirators would stop Trump by any means necessary? Was it at that meeting with "Andy" McCabe, then #2 at the FBI, where the three of them conjured the idea of using the FISA court to get warrants in order to unmask members of the Trump campaign so they could be surveilled?

    Surely, they would find something criminal.

    “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.” - Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police

    These people obviously believed themselves to be above the law. And then when Trump became the GOP candidate, they instituted the next phase: Use the fake dossier commissioned by the Hillary Clinton campaign, the one filled with all manner of fabricated crimes and offenses Trump had allegedly committed, maybe even pay Fusion GPS to amp it up, make it even more salacious. Then they would use it to bring about Trump's downfall?

    They had planned to prevent his election.

    When that failed, they planned to take him out before inauguration.

    Once he was inaugurated, they doubled down.

    In cahoots with Comey, they would lie, cheat and leak. Then, when for good reason, Trump fired James Comey, they, these arrogant, biased snobs at the FBI, shifted into high gear. They began leaking like sieves (remember Ellen Farkus?).

    Then there is Charles Ohr of the DOJ and his lovely wife Nellie.



    Ohr met with Christopher Steele before and after the election; Steele is the man who provided the dirt on Trump via his pals in Moscow. Then Mrs. Ohr got a Ham radio license! The NSA would be hard pressed to capture those conversations. So, an employee of the DOJ was paid by Fusion GPS to further harm Trump.

    In an atypical moment of craven cowardice, Jeff Sessions foolishly recused himself from the made-up-out-of-whole-cloth collusion with Russia inquiry, turning the power over the eventual investigation to Rod Rosenstein, the man who embarrassed himself at the hearing before the House Oversight Committee yesterday. Jim Jordan, Trey Gowdy, and a few others asked him withering questions on point and got nowhere. The man defended Mueller's hiring a team chock full of progressive activists. The obvious conclusion is that their mission, which they chose to accept, was to find Trump guilty of an impeachable offense. There was no crime to begin with; Sessions never should have allowed this investigation. But this team of witch hunters was given free rein and an unlimited budget to get the job done.

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    1. This is a constitutional crisis so much worse than Watergate that it boggles the mind. Americans now are coming to grips with the fact that their government law enforcement institutions are corrupt to the core. The Left embraces this reality because they think it benefits them. The Republicans in Congress are, with several terrific exceptions, all Walter Mittys, powerful in their own minds but absolute wusses on planet earth.

      Bottom line? Our DOJ and FBI (and the IRS) have been hopelessly corrupted by the Obama administration that used them to torment its opponents. Neither agency can now be trusted. They are tainted by their self-righteous campaign to destroy a man they loathe for, most of all, being an outsider. Trump was never a member of their exclusive club; he was busy working, building things all over the world, employing thousands of people, getting things done. Imagine his frustration at the snail's pace at which Congress works. They work hard at getting nothing done.

      Hats off to Jim Jordon, Trey Gowdy, Louie Gohmert, Ron DeSantis, and Chuck Grassley, to name a few of the few. Their responses to the thoroughly ridiculous conflicts of interest that invalidate the Mueller investigation are normal, and they are justifiably outraged. The Democrats seem to have no problem at all with all the overt malice at the root of the Obama/Clinton plan to stop Trump.

      Let us hope that the IG investigation into all of this will be legitimate, honest and above board. Is it looking into the Clintons' corruption re: Uranium One, and their habit of selling access? Will the IG report include information about the Clintons' takeover of the DNC, the hacking of the DNC computers that they refused to let the FBI examine? The murder of Seth Rich? Who exactly is Imran Awan, the IT guy who probably knows everything and likely was blackmailing a few Dems?

      The damning texts from Strzok to his paramour, an FBI lawyer, are a sad commentary on the state of the FBI. The agency has a severe ethics problem and can no longer be trusted to enforce the law. Mueller once headed the FBI but did not know better than to stack his team with anti-Trump activists! That does not pass the smell test. He did because he knew no one would stop him. McCabe is tainted, as is Rosenstein. Time will tell us how Wray performs but he has yet to impress.

      As Camus said, "A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world." Our FBI and DOJ have become wild beasts that threaten American civil society.

      http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/about_that_pagestrzok_insurance_policy.html#ixzz51Exs9Foh

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  6. December 14, 2017
    SCOTUS and the Spy in Your Pocket
    By Mark J. Fitzgibbons

    For many of us, the information we carry around on a smart phone is the Rosetta Stone to decipher our lives. Our appointments, personal and business contacts, notes, favorite tunes, photographs, and many more windows into the inner recesses of our lives and livelihoods can be found there.

    Besides the incredibly personal and valuable information inside our smart phones, our cell phone service providers have plenty of our valuable information, such as with whom we have spoken and even a record of our locations. And under present law, police and prosecutors don’t need a warrant issued after probable cause to obtain it from those companies and look at it.


    The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Carpenter v. U.S. about whether the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone data held by the phone companies. The case has potentially major implications for privacy in the digital age.

    Over at the Law & Liberty blog, esteemed originalist Professor Mike Rappaport addresses the key Fourth Amendment issue of the day in his piece “The Original Meaning and the Carpenter Case: Congress’s Protection of Customer Information.” He writes:

    Under a straightforward, but perhaps narrow definition of paper and effect, the information would not be a paper or effect. A paper would refer to the actual physical piece of paper, not the information contained on it. An effect would refer to personal property or movables that a person can carry on their person. In neither case would the “information” be a paper or effect. Perhaps a paper or a memory stick with that information on it would be a paper or effect, but not the information itself…. Perhaps, but my sense – albeit based on limited study – is that this information would not have been considered an effect in 1791.

    Let me offer a perspective of why information should be treated as an effect under original meaning of the Fourth Amendment.

    First, the value of the right of security in papers is not merely in the physical piece of paper itself. In Entick v.Carrington from 1765, English Chief Justice Pratt wrote that “[p]apers are the owner’s goods and chattels; they are his dearest property; and are so far from enduring a seizure, that they will hardly bear an inspection.” The papers at issue in that search were not the sheets being stored waiting for John Entick to print his newspaper, the Monitor. The seizure of Entick’s papers for inspection was precisely for the information contained in them. And, can there be any doubt that King Charles I ordered the seizure of Sir Edward Coke’s papers in 1632, delaying publication of the final volumes of his famous Institutes, because of the information contained in them?

    The Framers understood that the search and seizure of papers was always about the information; paper was merely the medium of the time. In other words, the physical piece of paper protected by the right of security has its true value under the Fourth Amendment because of the information on it. A decent and proper analogy is the First Amendment freedom of the press. That freedom was about the right to publish and promulgate. This right was naturally and seamlessly extended to the broadcast media, and was not reserved to print media under the 1791 usage of the term “the press.”

    But the Carpenter case is about information. Can that be considered an “effect?”

    Here is a good example of why information should be considered an effect, and even in context of possession by third parties....


    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/12/scotus_and_the_spy_in_your_pocket.html#ixzz51FiMg8kg

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    Hmmm.

    Dry mouth? Was it dry mouth or was Rosenstein simply a little groggy after dozing off during your boys harangues.

    I watched the hearing. Both Jordan and Gowdy spent their respective five minutes in an extended harangue before 'finally' getting around to asking one question each. Both had goods points but Rosenstein answered both clearly and succinctly.

    To Jordan's points about another investigation being needed regarding the dossier and Strzok, he said one is currently going on by the IG and that the results would be made known when its done. To Gowdy's claim that the Mueller investigation was hopelessly compromised, he said simply 'no its not' and he (a Republican hired by Trump), Mueller (a dedicated prosecutor), and Wray (another Republican 'just' hired by Trump) will make sure the any conflicts that arise will be addressed quickly to assure a just process.

    My view. If they want the Mueller investigation to simply end, they will need to convince Trump to fire everyone involved.

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    1. I like the idea of an investigation to investigate the investigation, and another to investigate Hillary.

      Then we would have three investigations going all at once and everyone should be able to find as least one investigation in which to be interested.

      As it is now I, and I imagine many others, am pissed at such a piss ant 'investigation'.

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    2. With three investigations going, you ought to be able to find some work with one of them, what with your investigation background and skills, Quirk. You've been investigated enough to know all the ropes.

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    3. You could easily bend the investigations to your will, and by doing so, make history.

      You could make or break Presidents, Senators.....hell, you'd rule the country.

      And I'd finally get some great sleep, knowing the country and its destiny where in capable hands.

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  8. Paul Ryan is retiring.

    That's a surprise.

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  9. Deuce's hero Trump killed the net neutrality rules today. Deuce is thrilled I'm sure.

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    1. figures. When Google, or AT&T or Verizon, or Comcast deem your material objectionable they can throttle it. Maybe they'll give you a means to pay to assure your access to the www

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    2. Google is about as heavy handed as they can be. The internet is on its way to be a public utility.

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    3. The government paid for it anyway.

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      Another bullshit move by the Trump administration.

      Ajit Pai and the Republican majority on the FCC panel vote to reverse the current rules on net neutrality. With this decision a few major multi-billionaire corporations, internet providers Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon, will now control what content users can access and at what cost.

      Get used to the term 'paid prioritization'.

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  10. Net neutrality was an O'bozo era scheme to indoctrinate the American people, wasn't it ?


    BOMB THREAT JOLTS FCC....DRUDGE HEADLINE

    You're not behind the threat, are you Ash ?

    You young people often go off the handle like that. If you don't like something, blow it up.

    You're way up in Canada though so I doubt you are behind it.

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  11. .

    Mnuchin Math: The Dog Ate My Analysis

    Treasury Department releases its analysis of the GOP tax plan — and it's only a page long

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin earlier claimed that "over 100 people" in the department were working on a detailed analysis.

    100 people working for weeks and the analysis of the tax plan's effect on the deficit is reduced to one page, one page that has been ridiculed by analysts on both sides of the aisle. The only thing that could make it worse is it was double-spaced. A sad commentary on our Treasury Secretary and the department he runs.

    The analysis, from the department's Office of Tax Policy, said that the plan would raise $1.8 trillion over the next decade.

    Most independent assessments of the tax scheme predict that it will inflate U.S. government debt and budget deficits significantly. The tax plan is expected to primarily benefit wealthy Americans and corporations.

    "The latest Treasury 'analysis' is nothing more than one page of fake math," Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday.

    The plan covers a 10-year span, with the biggest cuts coming in the early years. For that reason, many Americans who may see a tax cut in 2019 could see their taxes rise again by 2027.

    The Treasury Department has claimed that the planned cuts will pay for themselves by stimulating the economy to the tune of 2.9 percent growth on average over a decade, but most economists disagree with that analysis.

    The Senate version of the tax bill is 479 pages long...


    Mnuchin's analysis, one page.

    Crikey.

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      The people trying hardest to pass the tax plan ignore the Mnuchin analysis, in fact, I haven't seen any of them even mention it.

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    2. Nobody, not even the number crunchers, know what all those numbers mean anyway so why not make it simple ?

      People want a tax break under the Christmas Tree, give it to them.

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      Dang, you are gullible, Bob.

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    4. "None of us have any idea what all these numbers mean"

      Quote from some Director of the Budget back around 30 ago when I was still paying attention.

      He was right then, and is right now.

      Tall, thin, Harvard looking guy, but at least he was honest about it.

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      But he wasn't very memorable, evidently.

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      People want a tax break under the Christmas Tree, give it to them.

      People may want a tax break but not this one. Only 30% support it.

      That said, the Trumpkins will be dancing around their Xmas trees.

      Well, for a while.

      Until they're not.

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  12. .

    The Machine Strikes Out

    Hypocrisy thy name is Haley.

    Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

    '“They are allowing missiles like this to be fired over to innocent civilians,” she said, standing in front of part of a rocket.'

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.

    The missile was reportedly launched at Saudi Arabia last month from an area of Yemen that is controlled by Houthi rebels, an Iranian-backed Shiite group that took control of large swathes of Yemen in 2014. Haley accused Iran of supplying the weaponry, and in doing so, defying a U.N. resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal.

    “It’s hard to find a conflict or terrorist group in the Middle East that doesn’t have Iran’s fingerprints all over it,” she told a news conference, vowing the U.S. will “build a coalition to really push back against Iran and what they’re doing.”

    Pointing at part of the missile behind her, she added: “They are allowing missiles like this to be fired over to innocent civilians.”

    While fiercely denouncing Iran, Haley neglected to acknowledge America’s own prolonged role in destabilizing the Middle East through its support of a military offensive that continues to slaughter Yemeni men, women and children.


    The U.S. is a powerful international backer of a Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis that has conducted hundreds of airstrikes on Yemeni soil over the past two and a half years.

    Under the leadership of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, coalition airstrikes in Yemen have killed thousands of civilians, according to the U.N., with no end to the military operations in sight. The kingdom admitted last December to using British-made cluster bombs ― known to cause mass civilian casualties and banned by more than 100 countries.

    Human Rights Watch also accused the coalition earlier this year of committing war crimes and carrying out indiscriminate attacks in Yemen.

    The crisis has deteriorated under Saudi Arabia’s month-long blockade of desperately needed aid supplies in Yemen, where nearly 70 percent of the population depends on foreign aid to survive. Some 7 million people in the country are already at risk of starvation, and nearly 1 million have been infected with cholera. The siege has pushed the war-torn country to the brink of “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades,” according to the U.N.


    The Saudi-led intervention began in March 2015, while former U.S. President Barack Obama was in power. His administration provided the coalition with arms and logistics support.

    Washington has been an even more vocal backer of Saudi Arabia’s regional policies under President Donald Trump, particularly Riyadh’s hawkish posture against Iran and its allies. The Pentagon more than doubled its refueling support for the coalition over the past year, Al-Monitor reported, noting the U.S. supplied more than $1 million worth of aviation fuel.

    During an official visit to Saudi Arabia in May, Trump announced a $110 billion arms deal with Riyadh, said to be the largest in American history...


    Arms, jet fuel, air control and coordination, cluster bombs, blockades to prevent food and drugs from reaching a starving people, the Saudis couldn't indulge in the atrocities it is laying on the civilian populations in Yemen without coalition support, a coalition that wouldn't exist without US leadership and support.

    Haley's hypocrisy is beyond the pale.

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      Valkyries: Women and Foreign Policy

      The argument has been made that if women ran the world, it would be a much better place.

      Bull titty.

      Clinton, Powers, and Rice, the three Valkyries in the Obama administration brought us a forward leaning, interventionist foreign policy that ended in the Libyan debacle and the Syrian intervention. Now, Vicki Haley promises to out-Valkyrie the Valkyries.

      Haley accused Iran of supplying the weaponry, and in doing so, defying a U.N. resolution that endorsed the Iran nuclear deal.

      How, many times have we seen this language as the prelude to war?

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    2. Bull titty is right !

      It's all pecker shit !

      Recall all those newsreels of the women screaming, crying orgasismically as Adolph Hitler drove by ?

      Cheering, screaming like he was the biggest rock star ever !!

      Roy Moore had it right when he said we ought to get rid of all amendments after the first 10 !!!!

      That would put the women back in the kitchen where they do best, cooking !!

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    Omarosa (quit, fired, drug screaming from the White House, or not) is leaving the Trump administration.

    Who will do all the nothing she did while she was there?

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    1. ....was dragged drugged from the White House.

      She had found a stash of Obozo's old coke and had been sniffing.

      In her entire time in the White House she never did one thing, other than that.

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    2. You are correct that Omarosa never did one single thing in all those days in government.

      She should have been given an award on the way out.

      At least she did no harm.

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      She got her reward.

      You and me will be paying her ($180,000/yr) until she's gone on January 1, 2018.

      As for her doing no harm, others would disagree including John Kelly.

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    In phone call, Trump thanks Putin for his complimentary comments on the US economy.

    This on the same day that US jets fire warning flares at Russian jets over Syria.

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  15. It's just the way things are these days, Quirk.

    There are probably Russkies and Yanks in the International Space Station having a good old time right now.

    You must get used to things being compartmentalized these days.

    It's just the way it is.

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      No, it's merely a symptom of Trump's priorities and concerns.


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    2. Have it your way, then.

      It's as good a way as any other.

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  16. AMERICAN F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official.

    The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings.

    ...

    The Euphrates River is used as a dividing line between the two forces, with US-backed forces operating on the east side of the line and Russia to the west.

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  17. Dustin Hoffman has now been accused of panky hanky.

    Who is next ?

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    1. Next up:

      Texas U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, announced Thursday he will not seek reelection in 2018 after acknowledging he had allowed his office to become "decidedly unprofessional."

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    2. An honest man.

      That's what makes this country great - honest men !

      MAGA

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    3. That Mrs. Robinson could knock your shorts off.

      Great movie !

      Lyrics

      And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
      Jesus loves you more than you will know
      Wo wo wo
      God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson
      Heaven holds a place for those who pray
      Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

      We'd like to know a little bit about you for our files
      We'd like to help you learn to help yourself
      Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes
      Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home

      And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson,
      Jesus loves you more than you will know
      Wo wo wo
      God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson
      Heaven holds a place for those who pray
      Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

      Hide it in the hiding place where no one ever goes
      Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes
      It's a little secret just the Robinson's affair
      Most of all you've got to hide it from the kids

      Koo-koo-ka-choo, Mrs. Robinson,
      Jesus loves you more than you will know
      Wo wo wo
      God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson
      Heaven holds a place for those who pray
      Hey, hey, hey hey, hey, hey

      Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon
      Going to the candidates' debate
      Laugh about it, shout about it
      When you've got to choose
      Every way you look at this you lose

      Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio
      Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you
      Wu wu wu
      What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson
      Jolting Joe has left and gone away
      Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

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    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1BCAgu2I8

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  18. A third woman who asked to remain anonymous told Variety that Hoffman also assaulted her while working on “Ishtar” and that she had a subsequent sexual encounter with him that she characterized as consensual. She was 22 years old and had a non-speaking role in one of the film’s nightclub scenes shot in New York at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

    ...

    Earlier this year, three women came forward with allegations against Hoffman detailing sexual harassment that they said occurred decades ago. In an October letter in the Hollywood Reporter, Anna Graham Hunter, a production assistant on “Death of a Salesman” in 1985, wrote that Hoffman harassed and assaulted her on set when she was 17 years old.

    The following month, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, now a producer on the National Geographic series “Genius,” told Variety that Hoffman propositioned her during a pitch meeting. Last week, actress Kathryn Rossetter wrote in the Hollywood Reporter that Hoffman groped and assaulted her while the two worked together on the Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman.”

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    1. Sex robots are the only safe way to play these days.

      I saw a new one advertised just the other day - called Qexbots or something, out of Michigan, orgasm guaranteed or money back, so the ad said....

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    2. It might have been QuexBots.

      Anyway, I'm not in the market.

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      With the new models we have an option where they have a heat adjustment like a luxury car seat.

      You would love it.

      Really hot.

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      My wife and I saw Dustin Hoffman walking in an outside mall in Santa Monica about 15 years ago. He's a short little guy, quite gnome-like.

      Evidently, that doesn't slow him down any.

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  19. Lindsey Graham in a big nut shell -

    Lindsey Graham: There's a 30 Percent Chance Trump Attacks North Korea

    “I don’t know how to say it any more direct: If nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.”

    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
    URI FRIEDMAN

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/12/lindsey-graham-war-north-korea-trump/548381/

    70% chance if Kim Fatso III The Divine ignites another nuke.

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      A tax cut as a Christmas present?

      Lindsay Graham would prefer a war. It's always at the top of his list.

      Most of the time, he just gets a tie.

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  20. Hannity is crowing that Comey is in deep legal do-do today.

    Breaking news !

    Bombshell report !

    Blockbuster hour !

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    1. Fox News Obtains Draft Of Comey’s Statement On Clinton’s Email Server
      JOHN SEXTONPosted at 10:01 pm on December 14, 2017

      https://hotair.com/archives/2017/12/14/fox-news-obtains-draft-comey-statement-clintons-email-server/

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    2. Everybody is in BIG TROUBLE !

      :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

      Merry Christmas !
      Happy Hanukkah !
      Have A Great New Year !!!!

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    3. "Exonerate Then Investigate"

      Comey

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  21. The Power of Trump: India, China and Russia Refrain From Recognizing East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine in Joint Statement
    By Pamela Geller - on December 14, 2017
    ISRAEL

    “The decision not to restate the position on Jerusalem long-held by all three countries was in marked contrast to their joint call at last year’s meeting in Moscow for a ‘sovereign, independent, viable and united State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital.’…Russia’s individual position is also under scrutiny, following the announcement by its foreign ministry last April that Moscow was recognizing West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital….Meanwhile, China’s official statement in response to Trump’s decision expressed strong concern at the security implications of the move but stopped short of full-throated condemnation.”

    Great leadership is always emulated, whether out of admiration or out of prudence. President Trump’s righteous example is being followed by forward-thinking, freedom-loving world leaders. First among the righteous was the Czech Republic. And now India, Russia and China have backed off of their call last year for an independent Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. If Hillary Clinton were President, that terror state might already be up and running.

    But don’t look to conquered nations, those who have surrendered to Islamic tyranny, such as the UK’s Theresa May or France’s Macron, to follow India, Russia and China in this. They are yesterday’s men.


    “India, China and Russia Refrain From Recognizing East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine in Joint Statement,” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, December 13, 2017:....

    https://pamelageller.com/2017/12/india-china-russia.html/

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    1. - Did Florida man, who got 15 years for leaving bacon at a mosque, plea bargain to
      avoid federal charges? : https://pamelageller.com/2017/12/wolfe-plea-charges.html/


      - FREED from 'Net Neutrality' which was destroying internet freedom :
      https://pamelageller.com/2017/12/buh-by-net-neutrality.html/


      - Prosecutors urge life sentence for Boston jihadi in plot to behead Pamela Geller
      who “disavowed his own country”, defense tries to throw out 4 terror convictions :
      https://pamelageller.com/2017/12/boston-beheading-life-sentence.html/


      - Report: Swedish Synagogue Attackers are Syrian and Palestinian :
      https://pamelageller.com/2017/12/report-swedish-synagogue-attackers-syrian-palestinian.html/

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    Omerosa:

    "I saw a lot of things that upset me in the Trump administration."

    "There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with," Newman said.

    Omerosa: "Very lonely" at the White House "due to lack of diversity".

    Omerosa to Good Morning America: I have a "profound story" to tell.

    Odds are her book will sell better than Hillary's.

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    1. Alright you've piqued my interest.

      Is your baby Quex plug-in or battery powered ?

      Does one have a choice of hair-do, skin color, smile, etc ?

      Now this is important, given my age and my metallic mechanical hip. Who does the humping ?

      Can I lay on my back and get humped ?

      Is there a variable speed control ?

      Variable heat ?

      Does she talk, moan, groan ?

      Cleanliness is next to Godliness, 'tis said.

      How do I keep her from getting stinky ?

      Garden hose ?

      Some cleaning gadget included in package ?

      Can I stipulate her dimensions, say, 35-22-36, etc ?

      Further questions may be asked, depending on the answers provided to these.

      Thank You

      Oh, is there a service manual ?

      Any assembly required ?

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    2. Warranty ?

      What are the terms ?

      Is satisfaction guaranteed ?

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