“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

THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED

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, March 24, 2018

The Senior Crime Cartel in the DOJ and FBI is now being exposed and will be destroyed by Joe DiGenova

Trumps New Lawyer Joe DiGenova Exposes The FBI, NSA, CIA, DOJ's plot To Frame  Trump and Cover Hillary Clinton


THIS IS ONE HELL OF A VIDEO!





  • Comey is a political assassin for Obama and Clinton
  • Fusion GPS became an arm of the cabal to destroy a human being
  • Barack Obama, Clapper , Brennan, Susan Rice and others plotted to stop Trump, then Clinton did the unthinkable: She lost the election
  • The US media gleefully joined the campaign to destroy Donald Trump
  • Obama really did "wiretap" Trump
  • Admiral Rogers forced senior DOJ officials to expose what they did to violate the laws
  • Rep. Nunes will go down in history as a hero
  • There never was any justification for the appointment of the thoroughly corrupt Robert Mueller and the damage he has done to our political system

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  1. QuirkFri Mar 23, 08:27:00 PM EDT
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    Poor Trump.

    Nobody likes him.

    The Deep state is out to get him. The GOP is out to get him. The Dems set him up. Poor guy.

    Days like today couldn't have anything to do with it.

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    1. NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, an official in John Kerry’s State Department, vouched for the credibility of anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to two reporters before they each broke separate stories about the information contained in Steele’s largely discredited dossier, the two reporters revealed in their new book.

      Winer gave his nod of approval for Steele to the reporters while he served at the State Department. The detail is particularly noteworthy since Winer’s purported green light was followed by one of the reporters, Michael Isikoff, penning a story on Yahoo News that was cited in a FISA court application signed by James Comey to obtain a warrant to monitor the communications of Carter Page.

      Isikoff’s Yahoo News article focused on alleged contacts between Page and Russian officials during a trip to Moscow.

      Winer later admitted that while he was at the State Department, he regularly interfaced and exchanged information with Steele, including passing anti-Trump claims to Steele that originated with Cody Shearer, who is a controversial figure long tied to various Clinton scandals. Winer also conceded that Shearer’s claims were provided to him by Clinton confident Sidney Blumenthal.

      Another reporter, David Corn, also disclosed that he called Winer to assess the credibility of Steele before publishing a widely cited article at Mother Jones about Steele’s claims titled, “Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump.”

      Isikoff and Corn revealed their contacts with Winer in their recently released book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.

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      Jonathan Winer explains his role in the Shearer/Steele memos

      [Note: Winer's story was originally published in the WaPo

      Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here's the truth.

      I'm unable to pull it up since I don't subscribe. Many sources cited the article but most just redirected to the WaPO. The article I posted at the top summarizes the story with appropriate quotes.]

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      The FBI and "Justice" did NOT conduct a fake investigation of Hillary Clinton.

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  2. Joe's onto it, got it nailed.

    Quirk is almost getting there:

    Poor Trump.

    Nobody likes him.

    The Deep state is out to get him. The GOP is out to get him. The Dems set him up. Poor guy.

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    1. Reminder: Must Read

      Bombshell reveal: A grand jury already is hearing evidence on DOJ and FBI scandals - 3/23/18
      We are on the verge of a huge political explosion. More


      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/bombshell_reveal_a_grand_jury_already_is_hearing_evidence_on_doj_and_fbi_scandals.html

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    2. Dershowitz wants to be on Team Trump and I wish Trump would hire him.

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      Why not? There' room in the Clown Car.

      The Donald 'Chauncey Gardiner' Trump administration is like a bad reality tv show. The secondary players come and go but the plot remains the same...

      Joe DiGenova (lawyer, conspiracy theorist, tv actor)

      Larry Kudlow (faux economist, tv actor)

      John Bolten (warmonger, political activist, tv actor)

      Heather Nauert (tv actor - Fox)

      As they come in, it used to be they replace other stars like Omarosa but now they replace real people.

      New rumors...

      Sean Hannity (Chief of Staff)

      Judge Jeannine (Attorney General)

      Alan Dershowtz (Chief White House Council)

      Devin Nunes (Court Jester)

      Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Ministress of Propaganda - promotion)

      Alex Jones (Press Secretary - replacement)

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    Deep State and Cabal's and Secret Societies, Oh My!

    Comey is a political assassin for Obama and Clinton

    Intriguing and inflammatory. Especially to a conspiracy theorist. But what does it mean? Is it an assertion of a political opinion or of a crime? What crime? Is being a pompous, self-serving prick a crime now?

    Fusion GPS became an arm of the cabal to destroy a human being

    Is that to 'destroy a human being' in the same sense that Cambridge Analytica became the arm of a cabal to 'destroy a human being'?

    Barack Obama, Clapper , Brennan, Susan Rice and others plotted to stop Trump, then Clinton did the unthinkable: She lost the election

    My. My. So, they didn't like Trump. And their crimes? Or again, is this in the same sense that Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Bannon, et al, in other words, everyone in the GOP and alt-right plotted to stop Clinton and were successful.

    The US media gleefully joined the campaign to destroy Donald Trump

    Right, by reporting the weird stuff Trump was tweeting daily. Damn them.

    Obama really did "wiretap" Trump

    No, he didn't. That story has been debunked.

    FactCheck.com FALSE

    Politifact.com FALSE (on a number of issues involved with this claim.)

    This whole affair has been one lie after another the administration has used to try to cover the original lie. At one point, it even caused and international incident with the UK.

    If anyone here is actually interested, here is the timeline of this whole issue from Politifact.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/mar/21/timeline-donald-trumps-false-wiretapping-charge/

    Admiral Rogers forced senior DOJ officials to expose what they did to violate the laws

    No idea what this one is about. But then, I haven't received this month's copy of Conspiracy Magazine

    Rep. Nunes will go down in history as a hero

    Right, as ex-adviser to the Trump transition team and as bootlicking butt boy who's lies (he provided us just one of the more sordid events in the effort to justify Trump's 'wire-tapped' claims) and misrepresentations ( such as his misrepresentations on Comey's 'salacious and unconfirmed' comments) almost as much as his boss. He's got a long way to come from his current status as laughingstock (even viewed so by members of the GOP) to hero.

    There never was any justification for the appointment of the thoroughly corrupt Robert Mueller and the damage he has done to our political system

    An arguable point, however, those 13 indictments against Russians for interfering in our elections would argue otherwise.

    Still waiting for any 'evidence' that anything Mueller has done in conducting his investigation is 'throroughly corrupt'.

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    1. Quirk is almost getting there

      Nope.

      Still waiting for any 'evidence' that anything Mueller has done in conducting his investigation is 'throroughly corrupt'.

      Packing his panel with Hillary supporters and Trump haters ?

      Would that qualify ?



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    2. No. It isn't true either.

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    3. No one asked you, Ash al-Canadien.

      It's a USA issue.

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    4. Quirk wimps out, offers no answer....

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    If you are looking for a more convincing conspiracy theory, there is this one that came out yesterday...

    Guccifer 2.0 outed as Russian agent

    Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' was reportedly confirmed as a Russian agent after forgetting to conceal his identity online.

    US investigators have reportedly concluded that the Russia-linked hacker Guccifer 2.0 is directly tied to Russian military intelligence.

    Security experts and the US intelligence community have long suspected the hacker's ties to Russian intelligence. But a new report Thursday said investigators recently obtained strong proof indicating Guccifer 2.0's ties to the Russian government.

    The revelation directly contradicts President Donald Trump's claim that Russia was not working to tip the scales in his favor during the 2016 US election.


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    1. The Goose wasn't a Russian agent.

      He was a Romanian.

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    2. Having too much time on his lazy hands, he may have been a gypsy.

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    3. That's what the word is.

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  5. Will the Deep State Break Trump?

    A Commentary By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Rasmussen Reports

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    "It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969.

    "The likelihood is great that they will succeed again."

    A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon.

    His prediction, however, proved wrong. Nixon, with his "Silent Majority" address rallied the nation and rocked the establishment. He went on to win a 49-state victory in 1972, after which his stumbles opened the door to the establishment's revenge.

    Yet, Broder's analysis was spot on. And, today, another deep state conspiracy, to break another presidency, is underway.

    Consider. To cut through the Russophobia rampant here, Trump decided to make a direct phone call to Vladimir Putin. And in that call, Trump, like Angela Merkel, congratulated Putin on his re-election victory.

    Instantly, the briefing paper for the president's call was leaked to the Post. In bold letters it read, "DO NOT CONGRATULATE."

    Whereupon, the Beltway went ballistic.

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      How could Trump congratulate Putin, whose election was a sham? Why did he not charge Putin with the Salisbury poisoning? Why did Trump not denounce Putin for interfering with "our democracy"?

      Amazing. A disloyal White House staffer betrays his trust and leaks a confidential paper to sabotage the foreign policy of a duly elected president, and he is celebrated in this capital city.

      If you wish to see the deep state at work, this is it: anti-Trump journalists using First Amendment immunities to collude with and cover up the identities of bureaucratic snakes out to damage or destroy a president they despise. No wonder democracy is a declining stock worldwide.

      And, yes, they give out Pulitzers for criminal collusion like this.

      The New York Times got a Pulitzer and the Post got a Hollywood movie starring Meryl Streep, for publishing stolen secret papers from the Pentagon of JFK and LBJ -- to sabotage the Vietnam War policy of Richard Nixon.

      Why? Because the hated Nixon was succeeding in extricating us with honor from a war that the presidents for whom the Times and Post hauled water could not win or end.

      Not only have journalists given up any pretense of neutrality in this campaign to bring down the president, ex-national security officers of the highest rank are starting to sound like resisters.

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      Ex-CIA Director John Brennan openly speculated Tuesday that the president may have been compromised by Moscow and become an asset of the Kremlin.

      "I think he's afraid of the president of Russia," Brennan said of Trump and Putin. "The Russians, I think, have had long experience with Mr. Trump and may have things they could expose."

      If Brennan has evidence Trump is compromised, he should relay it to Robert Mueller. If he does not, this is speculation of an especially ugly variety for someone once entrusted with America's highest secrets.

      What is going on in this city is an American version of the "color revolutions" we have employed to dump over governments in places like Georgia and Ukraine.

      Goal: Break Trump's presidency, remove him, discredit his election as contaminated by Kremlin collusion, upend the democratic verdict of 2016, and ash-can Trump's agenda of populist conservatism. Then, return America to the open borders, free trade, democracy-crusading Bushite globalism beloved by our Beltway elites.

      Trump, in a way, is the indispensable man of the populist right.

      In the 2016 primaries, no other Republican candidate shared his determination to secure the border, bring back manufacturing or end the endless wars in the Middle East that have so bled and bankrupted our nation.

      Whether the Assads rule in Damascus, the Chinese fortify Scarborough Shoal, or the Taliban return to Kabul are not existential threats.

      But if the borders of our country are not secured, as Reagan warned, in a generation, America will not even be a country.

      Trump seems now to recognize that the special counsel's office of Robert Mueller, which this city sees as the instrument of its deliverance, is a mortal threat to his presidency.

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      Mueller's team wishes to do to Trump what Archibald Cox's team sought to do to Nixon: Drive him out of office or set him up for the kill by a Democratic Congress in 2019.

      Trump appears to recognize that the struggle with Mueller is now a political struggle -- to the death.

      Hence Trump's hiring of Joe diGenova and the departure of John Dowd from his legal team. In the elegant phrase of Michael Corleone, diGenova is a wartime consigliere.

      He believes that Trump is the target of a conspiracy, where Jim Comey's FBI put in the fix to prevent Hillary's prosecution, and then fabricated a crime of collusion with Russia to take down the new president the American people had elected.

      The Trump White House is behaving as if it were the prospective target of a coup d'etat. And it is not wrong to think so.

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    4. Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever." To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.

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  6. Is Jeff Sessions still in a coma?

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  7. Quirk Brigade

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/transgender-troops.jpg


    Trump Issues Order to Ban Most Transgender People From Serving in the Military

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/breaking-trump-issues-order-to-ban-most-transgender-people-from-serving-in-the-military/

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    Good lord Trump wrote the budget

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      Right, I know.

      And your Twin was arguing it was the Dems.

      Cray Cray.

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    1. "he cold grasp of corruption shackles the District of Columbia. The winter if over. Change is here. The sun shines on a new day. And the day is ours. First time voters show up 18% of the time in midterm elections. not any more. (applause) Now who here is going to vote in the 2018 election. If you listen real close you hear the people in power shaking.

      Hogg ended his speech with the black power salute."

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    2. ... CSPAN did not show the fist pounding salute.

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    3. Parkland HS Has Become A Prison; "Hundreds" Of Racist Police

      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/03/23/david_hogg_parkland_hs_has_become_a_prison_hundreds_of_racist_police.html

      He also complained that after spring break, all Parkland students will be required to have "clear backpacks," which he said infringes on their right to self-expression and privacy.

      "Many students want their privacy. There are many, for example, females in our school that when they go through their menstrual cycle, they don’t want people to see their tampons and stuff."

      Hogg said going to school under such rules is "embarrassing" and feels like going to "prison."

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  10. When Unfounded Smears Are Treated as Facts

    Brennan admitted his charge that the Russians were blackmailing Trump was pure speculation. But that didn’t stop him or anyone else from spreading the smear.

    The question was a reasonable one, but the answer was not. When the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe program asked why President Trump had congratulated Russian president Vladimir Putin on being reelected, former CIA director John Brennan pulled no punches. In answering the leading question that implied Trump may be afraid of Putin, Brennan said, “The Russians may have something on him personally.” The Russians, he said, “have had long experience of Mr. Trump, and may have things they could expose.”

    Coming from just another foe of Trump — which Brennan, an Obama loyalist, certainly is — the assertion could be dismissed as just a partisan cheap shot. But coming as it did from a career intelligence officer who served for four years as the head of the American intelligence establishment, this had to be more than a baseless conjecture.

    Except it wasn’t.

    By the end of the day, Brennan admitted his wild charge was not based on any actual information or intelligence revealed to him during the course of his duties but just a willingness to assume the worst about Trump. In a written response to questions from the New York Times, he said, “I do not know if the Russians have something on Donald Trump that they could use as blackmail.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/john-brennan-trump-spreads-smear-media-covers-fact/

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    1. In a world in which journalists treated unfounded assumptions as just that, rather than headline news, Brennan’s charges would have been dismissed. But though the Times knew the accusation was baseless by the time it published its article on the subject, the paper buried the lead. The headline on the story was “Ex-Chief of the C.I.A. Suggests Putin May Have Compromising Information on Trump.” Brennan’s walking back of his charge didn’t appear until the eleventh paragraph of the story.

      The point here is not just the decision of the editors of the Times to downplay information that undermined the entire story. Nor is it only that the rest of the mainstream media played it the same way. In particular, the coverage on MSNBC and CNN consisted of highlighting the accusation, treating it as a proven fact, and then following up with panels in which others speculated as to what evidence might substantiate Brennan’s charge, even though he had already admitted he had no such information.

      This episode encapsulates most of the media’s coverage of the entire Russian-collusion investigation over the last year, in which speculation about Trump’s guilt is always assumed to be true even if proof is never forthcoming.

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      The Umbrage of the Illiterati

      Normally, I would just smile. But with this, I just slowly shake my head. You demonstrate why illiterates shouldn't be allowed to read what purports to be a news story. You also give a graphic example of why the idiots on the right and the idiots on the left are mirror images of each other.

      “The Russians may have something on him personally.” The Russians, he said, “have had long experience of Mr. Trump, and may have things they could expose.”

      Only an idiot would read that sentence and say Brennan just said that the Russians have something on Trump. "May' is a conditional verb indicating something is possible. Hell, it 'may' be that Trump never boinked Stormy Daniels but what do you think the chances are?

      Brennan's statement was speculation and any sensible person, even those who don't know what Brennan thinks of Trump, would treat it as such.

      The umbrage expressed by the National Review is ironic given it knows media on both sides of the political spectrum do the same thing. Fox is no better than CNN. National Review is no better than the New York Times. Take a look at the friggin Drudge headlines you guys put up here all the time and the actual stories behind them. They all play to the crowd. It's why soup producers push for eye level space in a grocery store. It's why Google prioritizes sensational stories even those with fake news over real news, more clicks, more income.

      Any person with normal intelligence ought to be able to read an article and understand what it is and isn't saying. You prove you don't understand this whole concept when I ask you to give me evidence of some claim you make and you give me articles back filled with 'may', 'supposedly', 'it's speculated that', etc. and tell me that is proof.

      And it's not a one way street. The other day, Deuce finished off a stream with about 5 comments I totally disagreed with. However, he started it off with "I think..." indicating he was offering an opinion so I didn't respond. I have no problem with people offering opinions but merely with people offering up bullshit as fact. There's a big difference between a statement starting "I think..." and one that asserts "Obama really did "wiretap" Trump".

      The first thing you guys need to do is to actually learn how to read.

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    4. Maybe you could hold my finger.

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  11. "When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the fucking phone and let me handle it.’

    Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how to use a fucking democracy, so we have to."

    An edited down version of this clip was removed by YouTube as harassment after it was linked by the Drudge Report.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/03/23/david_hogg_our_parents_dont_know_how_to_use_a_fcking_democracy_so_we_have_to.html

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  12. Obama, Clinton, The FBI, rouge elements in the government, allied and abetted by Hollywood, the media, Democrats and some Republicans, and the setup by Sessions with Rosenstein and Mueller, have so distorted the transition and first year of Trump's administration, Trump has nothing to lose by going on offense.

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      All the elements are in perfect balance.

      If you could actually read, you would know that.

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      FBI and "Justice" did NOT conduct a fake investigation of Hillary Clinton!

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    3. Mueller is a Republican. All is good, No?

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      You guys forgot the Bilderbergers and the Rosicrucians.

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  13. I'm seeing headlines about hundreds if thousands of folk demonstating for gun control. Is this just a fiction generated by the MSM?


    Hey Doug - why don't you update us in the particulars of Hillary's Parkinsons?

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    1. NBC/WSJ Poll Shocker: Majority Of Americans Say Owning A Gun Increases Safety
      ED MORRISSEYPosted at 10:01 am on March 23, 2018


      Well, maybe NBC will be shocked to learn that 58% of Americans believe gun ownership increases safety. The rest of will wonder what the other 42% might be thinking:

      SEE ALSO: Hero policeman traded himself for female hostage, was killed by terrorist

      Nearly six-in-10 Americans say that gun ownership increases safety, even as a plurality of respondents support gun-control organizations, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. …

      In the poll, 58 percent agree with the statement that gun ownership does more to increase safety by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.

      By contrast, 38 percent say that gun ownership reduces safety by giving too many people access to firearms, increasing the chances for accidental misuse.

      Not only do a majority of Americans think that gun ownership increases safety, that number has been growing. Nineteen years ago, 52% said the opposite. That suggests that the media hysteria surrounding firearms — including its general ignorance in reporting on them — may have actually backfired.

      TRENDING:
      Revealing scenes from the "March for our Lives"

      Perhaps it might be simpler than that. Gun control has failed to stop in cities like Chicago, Washington DC, and other jurisdictions. The assault-weapons ban didn’t have any impact on crime with long-barrel firearms, which was already dropping when it was imposed and continued to drop after it expired. Gun-free zones, a relatively new phenomenon, have failed to impress criminals and convince them to break the law where people haven’t been disarmed. In fact, that alone might have convinced Americans that they’d be better off preparing for effective self-defense rather than hope someone else will rescue them in quicker time than it takes for a criminal to pull a trigger.

      The partisan breakdown on these numbers is … interesting:

      The numbers also highlight a stark divide by party, with 89 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of independents saying gun ownership increases safety, versus just 28 percent of Democrats who agree.

      If anyone wonders why Democrats have been stuck on the margins of power, that’s one powerful indicator. They’re fortunate that gun issues are not usually at the top of voter priorities, or they might be even more marginalized than they are right now. This shows Democrats so far out of step with mainstream America that they might struggle to win elections (outside of their urban/coastal cores) for a generation or more, at least without Republicans shooting themselves in the foot.

      This is a profound cultural and political disconnect. And as the NBC/WSJ poll demonstrates, it’s only growing wider.

      https://hotair.com/archives/2018/03/23/nbc-wsj-poll-shocker-majority-americans-say-owning-gun-increases-safety/

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    2. Ash deserves and would profit from a good non lethal non harmful but extremely frightening mugging.

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    3. Dr. Gordon Peterson, famed Canadian psychologist, now on Greg Gutfeld Show, has Ash and his ilk figured out:

      'It's all about a drive towards tribalism

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      Those damn Dems and those pesky Parkland kids asking for things like...

      - Universal background checks

      - Limits on magazine size

      - Banning convicted felons and suspected terrorists from getting weapons

      - Laws to prevent mentally ill and English majors from getting guns


      Who do they think they are?

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    5. Those who are behind the times.

      Almost all you mention is already is already in force somewhere.

      The newest trend is to ban congenital liars from getting guns.

      In the proposed legislation I have seen they are called current or former advertising executives.

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      Almost all you mention is already in force somewhere.

      What the hell are you talking about? Australia?

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  14. Elephant caught 'smoking' on camera leaves scientists baffled
    Experts unsure over causes of animal's bizarre behaviour at Indian nature reserve


    Tom Barnes


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    Scientists have been left baffled by a wild elephant caught on camera blowing out plumes of smoke while consuming smouldering lumps of charcoal.

    Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) filmed the female elephant exhibiting the unusual behaviour at Nagahrole National Park in India.

    In the video, the mammal can been seen picking up lumps of charcoal with its trunk, placing the coal in its mouth, and exhaling a large cloud of smoke.

    Scientists have theorised it may have been trying to eat the wood for medicinal reasons.

    “I believe the elephant may have been trying to ingest wood charcoal,” said Dr Varun Goswami, WCS India scientist and elephant biologist.

    “She appeared to be picking up pieces from the forest floor, blowing away the ash that came along with it, and consuming the rest.”

    Charcoal has toxin-binding properties, which scientists believe may be of some medicinal value to elephants.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/elephant-smoking-video-india-nature-reserve-eating-charcoal-a8272126.html

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  15. (Reuters) - Turkey’s military and its Syrian rebel allies have taken full control of northwest Syria’s Afrin region,
    a Turkish army source said on Saturday



    No Testosterone

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  16. The benefits of Gerrymandering...

    Faced with a "Free and Fair" election...the Republican stands down.


    Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Ryan Costello will not seek reelection to his district in 2018 as he faces a difficult midterm race in a district with a growing Democratic voter base, City & State Pennsylvania reported Saturday.

    ....

    Costello reportedly met with former 6th District Rep. Jim Gerlach (R) and the state GOP chairman about the decision Friday, which he said would avoid a costly defeat for the party in the coming months.


    Har de har har

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  17. FRANCE

    Hero policeman traded himself for female hostage, was killed by terrorist
    JOHN SEXTON Mar 24, 2018 8:31 PM
    TOP PICK

    “He gave his life for strangers.”

    https://hotair.com/archives/2018/03/24/hero-policeman-traded-female-hostage-killed-terrorist/

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  18. Dr. Jordan Peterson is excellent. Really knows what he is talking about.....Ash would benefit greatly if he would listen to and read the man.

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  19. Here is a fellow ...
    Used to work at Cambridge Analytica

    Says thr Trump Organization was forewarned of the legal jepordy using a foreign firm could entail.

    The memo from Rudy's firm was ignored.

    The timing of the punchline is important ...

    Impeachment to follow.


    Promises Made - Promises Broken

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  20. It's advertising, and those that practice that cruel and deceptive art, for mere filthy lucre, that are to blame for the woes of the world.

    What a skew. The advertisers and their octopus research arms will suck and examine the insides of your brain cells, examine your entire life's behavior pattern, for insights into your behavior, and how to influence it, and then sell their crafty an illicit products to any politician for a condo and a condom.

    They are the scum of the earth, the ad men, and their 'industry'; they never have created anything, only make a sucking sound heard over the honest laborious earth.

    It's not the lawyers that we should shoot first....

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      What a skew. The advertisers and their octopus research arms will suck and examine the insides of your brain cells, examine your entire life's behavior pattern, for insights into your behavior, and how to influence it...

      Fortunately, yours was a very short read. Very little there worth mining.

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      I'm a shit bird
      I'm a Shit Bird !

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  21. rodguy911 tic...tic...BOOM • an hour ago

    I guess you forgot to read this and everything that goes along with it. also(below) here's a few paratgraphs from the link that planeboy gave which explains what Trump is really doing so you never Trumpers don't all explode at once:
    planeboy EddieInFL • a day ago
    Don't jump ship too fast, Trump just suckered them again. The bill is NOT a law, a budget is, this is not a budget. This is how an Omnibus bill works...
    https://iotwreport.com/hols...
    They just gave Trump a Trillion dollar blank check just like they did with Obama for 8 years and he spent it as he saw fit, I'm betting Trump will do the same.
    Wheatietoo and I spent hours yesterday providing links, researching the laws, the 1974 law and statutes…. Do you know why the Omnibus is not going to get any notice…Here it is..

    It’s not an official ‘Federal Budget’. It’s an Omnibus bill…not a Budget…He outsmarted them again…Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget…

    Per the Constitution…the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein.

    This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget..

    An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some ‘instructions’ as to how the money will be spent…but Obama ignored them.
    He spent the money, or didn’t spend it, however he wanted to.
    And Congress didn’t do a thing about it! Because they couldn’t..

    And, it is only for 6 months..

    I think our President observed how this happened, year after year.
    He is bound to realize that those ‘appropriations’ for different things in these Omnibus bills…are merely ‘suggestions’.
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    Truth is Trump is only doing to the hard left Mitch the ____ and Ryan what obama did to us for eight long ones. Trump is always a step ahead which should be common knowledge by now. Our side should not be so ready to jump off the cliff before they realize what has really happened.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/the_republican_traitors_spring_their_trap_comments.html#disqus_thread

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  22. March 25, 2018
    Mainly McCabe
    By Clarice Feldman

    It appears on the record that Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s recently fired deputy director, was a vicious man who used the power of his office to attack an FBI agent and General Michael Flynn, who rose to her defense. George Parry writes at American Spectator:

    He admitted under oath that the FBI had started an internal investigation into [Robyn] Gritz’s personal conduct after learning that she “had filed or intended to file” a sex discrimination complaint against her supervisors. This bone-headed statement constituted an unequivocal and legally fatal admission that the FBI had illegally retaliated against Gritz for exercising her protected right to file such a complaint.


    This was not McCabe’s only unforced error. Two weeks after Gritz filed her EEOC complaint, McCabe had her investigated by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility for “time card irregularities”. This inspired move constituted yet another illegal retaliatory act and pure gold for Gritz’s case.

    For someone with a law degree, McCabe had made a complete fool of himself.

    As these events unfolded, McCabe became Deputy Director of the FBI. In that capacity, he was a central figure in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and it was then, according to reports, that he saw his chance to get back at Flynn. Citing three anonymous FBI employees (who themselves fear retaliation), Circa.com reports that McCabe expressed such intense dislike for Flynn that these employees became “uncomfortable as the Russia probe began to unfold and pressure built to investigate Flynn.” One employee was so concerned that he consulted private legal counsel for guidance.

    Despite his underlings’ concerns, McCabe’s plan of retaliation against Flynn proceeded apace. According to Joseph diGenova, the newest member of President Trump’s legal team, McCabe set up Flynn for the interview that led to the general’s indictment for lying to the FBI.

    In a twist of fate, the prosecution of Flynn seems to be falling apart, but McCabe is in serious legal jeopardy for a series of illegal acts which the author details.

    “McCabe is about to find out what it is like to be on the receiving end of the federal criminal justice system. If that happens, losing his pension will seem like a paper cut compared to the legal chainsaw massacre that awaits him. Just ask General Flynn.”

    This week his perfidy was further exposed. Mollie Hemingway sets out the latest serious charges against McCabe. Finding himself under fire, McCabe leaked to ABC that Attorney General Jeff Sessions himself had been under investigation for "Russian collusion," a charge as ridiculous as the investigation was unwarranted, in a leak clearly designed to suggest there was an effort to obstruct the investigation by firing him.

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    1. The Washington Post based its story on leaks from -- well , you can guess the source, can’t you? And the “suspicious” conduct consisted of this, reports Hemingway:

      Sessions attended a Heritage Foundation event in July on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention that was attended by about 50 ambassadors. When the event was over, a small group of ambassadors approached Sessions as he was leaving the podium, and [Russian Ambassador] Kislyak was among them, the Justice Department official said.

      Oh. In this light, the March 2017 leak to the Washington Post from Andrew McCabe “Justice Department officials” looks more like a set-up to force a recusal than a legitimate concern about Russian takeovers.

      (This is doubly ridiculous because the FBI had informed Sessions that his meetings with foreign contacts while he was a senator carrying out his duties did not have to be disclosed. So they told him he need not disclose these on his security form, but then found something nefarious about perfectly innocent contacts.)

      McCabe’s boss James Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had not informed Sessions about the investigation. Hemingway continues:

      NBC News’ Ken Dilanian reported “Comey confirmed that he had been talking about a story that NBC News and other outlets had already reported -- about classified intelligence suggesting an undisclosed meeting between Sessions and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. That’s according to two sources familiar with what Comey said.”

      This leak of an explosive, shocking third meeting with Kislyak turned out to be -- and you’ll want to sit down for this one -- that both Kislyak and Sessions attended the same foreign policy address by candidate Trump and -- again, please tell me you’re sitting down for this classified intelligence I’m about to share with you -- they both attended the same short VIP reception just before the event for ambassadors and senators and other important figures. I’ll give you a few minutes to collect your thoughts about this.

      We already know that former DNI James Clapper lied to Congress. Now we have Comey and McCabe plotting to undermine Sessions. It seems that the top officials of our intelligence apparatus were doing everything in their power to keep their skullduggery from coming to light....



      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/mainly_mccabe.html#ixzz5AkuuCf6G

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    2. It’s clear to me that these agencies, under these former officials, were operating in the Soviet style -- appropriating to themselves the right to run the government. All three branches of it.

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    3. At this point might as well print all of it -

      It’s clear to me that these agencies, under these former officials, were operating in the Soviet style -- appropriating to themselves the right to run the government. All three branches of it.

      Had Trump not been elected president, we would have been kept in the dark as to what they had been up to. And sadly, the media failed in its duty to expose them, acting instead as the recipients and megaphones of self-serving leaks from the corrupt deep state.

      This adds special gravity to this week’s passage of the Omnibus Bill, a monstrous text that gives the Democrats everything they wanted. Drudge headlined the events:

      TRUMP SIGNS MONSTER SPENDING BILL...
      BUDGET BLOWS INTO OBLIVION...
      VOWS 'NEVER AGAIN'...
      Congress Gives Self Bonus!
      Planned Parenthood Gets $500 Million...
      Lawmakers Had 1,000 Minutes to Read 2,232 Pages...
      FLASHBACK: Ryan, McConnell LIE About Funding Border Wall...
      Pelosi, Schumer declare victory...

      It is dispiriting in the face of so much administrative agency corruption to see on the internet so many people critical of the president for not vetoing the bill. He needs us now, for if he fails in the sweeping out of this evil, we are truly doomed, with the Constitution relegated to a merely historic document from a better age.

      The bill, as it turns out was truly bipartisan:

      Extraneus explains:

      The House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, 256-167, with 145 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting “yes.” The “no” votes came from 90 Republicans and 77 Democrats…

      In the Senate it was 25 Rs and 39 Ds for, with 23 Rs and 8 Ds against.

      So, a majority of Rs voted for the bill in both chambers.


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    4. I think a veto would have been a bad move, even if sustained. It was a bipartisan bill and Trump would clearly have been responsible for any resulting shutdown, and would have been without the backing of either chamber's leadership, who were enthusiastic supporters of the bill.

      And the refusal to veto was a responsible choice for, among other things, our military is in desperate shape and the Democrats had a hook -- funding it only through this bill;

      Tom R lays it out::

      When I was in the Army my entire career was spent as a logistics/maintenance officer. I was in Desert Storm and saw firsthand what kind of negative impact a long-term deployment, especially in harsh desert conditions, had on the materiel readiness of the equipment. IMO GEN Mattis is not exaggerating when he says the military is in desperate need of this funding.

      Obama and the Democrats knew full well the significant negative impact that resorting to continuing resolutions every year would have on long-term military readiness. The sequestration on spending they imposed was brutal. I think the Democrats with malevolent intentions refused to agree on annual fiscal year budget deals because they knew the continuing resolutions were damaging military materiel readiness and national security.

      Last night I was watching Rand Paul on Fox News and I felt like reaching thru the TV screen and bitchslapping him. He may not like all the spending he felt was unnecessary (that he documented in his tweets yesterday) but he knew full well that the $700+ billion allocated to the Pentagon was justified.

      I don't know if Trump intended to veto the bill or not but if he did intend to veto it, my guess is that GEN Mattis talked him out of it.

      I’m with Don Surber on this:

      Now to discuss why President Trump did not veto the budget bill.

      This is a battle he cannot win.

      The power of the purse belongs to Congress, and every presidential budget is dead on arrival.

      Every year, the opposition party reminds the president of that.

      This budget is the first truly bipartisan measure to pass during the Trump Era when America became great again.

      The children got to order the meal, and it is all candy, candy, candy.

      Funding for the Democratic Party via money laundered at Planned Parenthood continues. The abortionists get the money to cover "free" abortions (billed as women's health services) and then donates much of it back to Democrats. The Hyde Amendment be damned.

      Republicans have done this for years. They never stopped. Why should they stop now?

      Ryan stiffed funding for the wall, causing Ann Coulter to have palpitations.

      But what was the president supposed to do? Really shut down the federal government for two weeks until surrendering. He has no base in Congress. His base is among the American people.

      So the swamp critters won a round.

      By failing to abolish the filibuster and riding the pork train, the Republicans in Congress have handed a minority party the governing oar.

      They are saying we have a majority but we don’t want to act like we do -- you do what you want. And the Democrats did.

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  23. It's Story's night tonight Quirk.

    Will you be watching ?

    STORMY TONIGHT: Porn Star to Tell All....DRUDGE

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stormy-daniels-60-minutes-donald-trump-interview-to-be-broadcast-sunday/

    I don't much care if she tells all, as long as she reveals all.

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