“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."

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Colluder in Chief - Barack Hussein Obama

American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bullsh*t"


Obama: Back Home Again In Indonesia

Barack Obama is off on another extended vacation abroad this week, this time in Indonesia where he spent much of his formative childhood years.

Since his White House lease expired in January, the ex-president has vacationed at a friend’s house in Palm Springs, on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island, on David Geffen’s private yacht in French Polynesia and in a Tuscan hamlet purchased in its entirety by John Phillips. Obama appointed Phillips ambassador to Italy. He turned the old town into a private luxury estate.

Now, after a lengthy private jet flight from Hawaii, Obama’s back home again in Indonesia for nine days with a large family entourage, including wife Michelle and half-sister, Maya Soetero-Ng, her family and, of course, Secret Service agents. If you’re walking through Times Square later this week, watch the moving billboards as Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry plays off the Democrat’s trip seeking to attract other foreign visitors.

The Obamas are reportedly staying in a $2,500-a-night set of suites in the Four Seasons Resort on Bali and making several excursions to cultural and heritage sites. Last weekend the Chicagoan was photographed walking among rice paddies. Obama is also scheduled to give a speech next weekend in Jakarta, capital of the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

After his birth in Hawaii, Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, divorced his biological namesake father, who returned to Kenya and where he died in an automobile accident.

Dunham then married another foreign student, Lolo Soetoro from Indonesia. They moved to Jakarta in the mid-sixties. “I was raised as an Indonesian child,” Obama once said, “and a Hawaiian child and as a black child and as a white child.”
He obviously recalls fondly his childhood years in the Muslim Soetoro household. During presidential visits Obama reminisced with Indonesian crowds about his happy years  in Jakarta, recalling the regular sounds of Muslim calls to prayer echoing through his neighborhood and eating local fare, including dog.

Following her divorce from Soetoro, who died later of liver failure, Dunham shipped her son back to Honolulu to be raised by her parents in Honolulu, where he attended junior high and high school.

Dunham stayed in Indonesia to continue anthropological research. This week Obama and his half-sister intend to visit the ancient city of Yogyakarta, one of Dunham’s research sites.


  1. The First Real American President Since 2008

  2. The only truly un-American President we've ever had, may he be the last of a one man/woman line.

  3. As I mentioned earlier, Obama will go down as one of the forgetful Presidents, similar to Carter in my lifetime. But will be on the list with Chester Arthur (who?), Grover Cleveland, and W. H. Harrison who no one can state a single accomplishment, without going to Wikipedia.

    1. Just like my grandfather's brother.

    2. Didn't even farm. Just hung around.

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    4. Didn't even manage to get himself a proper burial. My cousin and I have been searching for his remainders and can't find any anywhere.

  4. Sarah Palin Suing NEW YORK TIMES For Defamation....DRUDGE

    Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation
    Photo of Peter Hasson
    Associate Editor
    6:43 PM 06/27/2017

    Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed in federal court Tuesday that were obtained by The Daily Caller.

    The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. (RELATED: NYT Uses GOP Shooting To Falsely Attack Sarah Palin With Debunked Conspiracy Theory)

    “Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her that it knew to be false: that Mrs. Palin was responsible for inciting a mass shooting at a political event in January 2011,” Palin’s suit states....


    I would like to be on that jury.

  5. Meanwhile in Venezuela things continue right according to schedule -

    Venezuelan president threatens to ‘liberate the fatherland with weapons’
    John SextonPosted at 7:21 pm on June 27, 2017

    Socialist President Nicolas Maduro is under a lot of pressure. With triple-digit inflation, months of protests resulting in more than 80 dead, and demands he allow elections to resume he must be spending a great deal of time thinking about the end of his own disastrous regime. Monday Maduro spoke at a rally designed to support his illegal plan to rewrite the country’s constitution (as a way to avoid elections). The president said that if he was removed from office, his supporters would fight to “liberate the fatherland.” From the Guardian:

    “If Venezuela was plunged into chaos and violence and the Bolivarian Revolution destroyed, we would go to combat. We would never give up, and what we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons. We would liberate the fatherland with weapons.”

    His comments, which were broadcast live to the country, came amid reports of one of the worst outbreaks of looting in three months of deadly protests. Some 68 businesses, including supermarkets, liquor stores, bakeries and food shops were ransacked in a wave of lawlessness that began Monday night in the city of Maracay, 100km west of Caracas, and continued well into Tuesday afternoon.

    When Maduro says he and his followers would “liberate” the country with weapons, he means they would kill everyone who removed him from office. That’s something that his police and military have already gotten a start on in the past several months, with the death toll now above eighty.

    As for the looting, the government is blaming the protesters, but the Associated Press reports it may not be that simple:
    The pro-Maduro governor of Aragua state, of which Maracay is the capital, said the looting hit supermarkets, drug stores and small bakeries and liquor stores…

    [Gov. Caryl] Bertho blamed protesters for the looting, but opposition activists say gangs of men on motorcycles looted without interference from authorities. Such groups are often government supporters.

    Remember, what the protesters are demanding is elections. Regional elections should have taken place last year and the opposition filed paperwork for a legal referendum that could have removed Maduro from office but the socialists blocked it. Maduro announced his plan to rewrite the constitution as a way to claim he was open to change without allowing the socialist party to lose any power in the process. Now he’s literally threatening to murder anyone who deposes him.

    It won’t be enough.

    If these protests were driven solely by ideology, perhaps his plan would work, but they are driven by the government’s obvious and ongoing ineptitude. When the majority of people can no longer afford or find enough food to make three meals a day, they tend to want a change in management. One way or another, they are going to get it.
    Earlier today, German news outlet Deutsche Welle published a 30-minute video on the situation in Venezuela:


    I thought the fatherland had already been 'liberated' with the coming of 'socialism'

  6. A police helicopter dropped two grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court building, President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday in what he called a "terror attack".


    "Sooner or later, we are going to capture that helicopter and those that carried out this terror attack," he declared.

  7. Note to Washington Post: Thomas Jefferson Declared WAR on Muslim States, He Didn’t Cook Iftar Dinners For Them
    By Pamela Geller - on June 27, 2017

    The Washington Post isn’t just twisting history, they are turning inside out, and completely inverting reality. The idea that President Thomas Jefferson held an Iftar dinner is so absurd, so insane, it could only be advanced by dissemblers secure in the knowledge that their readers know nothing of American history. Thomas Jefferson conducted the first of two foreign wars with the Muslim countries in North Africa. He was hardly cooking Iftar dinners.

    Muslim countries known as the Barbary States were a collection of North African states, many of which practiced state-supported piracy in order to exact the jizya from Atlantic powers. Morocco was an independent kingdom, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli owed a loose allegiance to the Ottoman Empire. The United States fought two separate wars with Tripoli (1801–1805) and Algiers (1815–1816), although at other times it paid the jizya to obtain the release of captives held in the Barbary States. (more here)

    Most Americans are familiar with the first line of the United States Marine Corps hymn, “From the halls of Montezuma1 to the shores of Tripoli” but most likely don’t know the source of the “Tripoli” reference. The line “to the shores of Tripoli” refers to the First Barbary War, specifically the Battle of Derna, that took place in 1805.

    Our earliest founders were familiar with the terrorist ways of radical Islamists. Thomas Jefferson, who was serving as the ambassador to France, and John Adams, the Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Ambassador Abdrahaman, the Dey of Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty. Peace for an Islamist means surrender to Islam.

    Peace would come at a price. If America wanted “temporary peace,” a one-year guarantee, it would cost $66,000 plus a 10% commission. “Everlasting peace” was a bargain at $160,000 plus the obligatory commission. This only applied to Tripoli. Other Muslim nations would also have to be paid. The amount came to $1.3 million. But there was no assurance that the treaties would be honored. In vain, Jefferson and Adams tried to argue that America was not at war with Tripoli. In what way had the U.S provoked the Muslims, they asked? Ambassador Abdrahaman went on to explain “the finer points of Islamic jihad” to the Koranically challenged Jefferson and Adams. In a letter to John Jay, Jefferson wrote the following:

    “The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”2

    1. Abdrahaman was paraphrasing the Koran’s “rules of engagement” found in the 47 Surah: “Whenever you encounter the ones who disbelieve [during wartime], seize them by their necks until once you have subdued them, then tie them up as prisoners, either in order to release them later on, or also to ask for ransom, until war lays down her burdens.” (more here)
      This is a little known, critical part of American history:

      In the Mediterranean, the corsairs of the Barbary states began to prey on U.S. merchant ships, no longer protected by the Royal Navy. Ships and cargoes were captured, and U.S. seamen were ransomed or sold into slavery. Although the number of ships and seamen actually lost were few, the psychological effect on Americans was marked. Among the possible responses that the United States debated were paying the Barbary states [jizya] to spare U.S. commerce from attacks and building a small navy to protect trade.

      The debate over naval policy was both economic and philosophical. Many Americans, among them Thomas Jefferson, later minister to the French court from 1785 to 1789, favored a naval response. Jefferson wrote in the fall of 1784: “We ought to begin a naval power, if we mean to carry on our commerce. Can we begin it on a more honorable occasion, or with a weaker foe?” (more here.)
      The US Navy fought America’s first foreign war ….. against the jihad in North Africa (the first and second Barbary wars).

      Depredations against U.S. shipping by Barbary Coast pirates in the Mediterranean Sea spurred Congress to employ this power by passing the Naval Act of 1794 ordering the construction and manning of six frigates.[6] These ships were used to end most pirate activity off the Barbary Coast. In the 20th century American blue-water navy capability was demonstrated by the 1907–1909 world tour of the Great White Fleet.

      Jefferson’s problems with Islam began long before he was President. Dr. Andrew Bostom illuminates:

      Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, then serving as American ambassadors to France and Britain, respectively, met in 1786 in London with the Tripolitan Ambassador to Britain, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja. These future American presidents were attempting to negotiate a peace treaty which would spare the United States the ravages of jihad piracy—murder, enslavement (with ransoming for redemption), and expropriation of valuable commercial assets—emanating from the Barbary states (modern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, known collectively in Arabic as the Maghrib). During their discussions, they questioned Ambassador Adja as to the source of the unprovoked animus directed at the nascent United States republic. Jefferson and Adams, in their subsequent report to the Continental Congress, recorded the Tripolitan Ambassador’s justification:

      … that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.

      Read the whole thing.

  8. Project Veritas Strikes: CNN Producer Caught Calling Russia-Trump ‘Bulls–-t'
    By Geller Report Staff - on June 27, 2017

    A new undercover video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has captured a senior CNN producer admitting what President Donald Trump has been saying for some time: that the investigation into his team’s so-called collusion with Russia to skew the election is complete bunk.

    Specifically, CNN’s producer John Bonifield called the media-fueled investigation “mostly bullshit” and said Trump has a point — that it’s been a witchhunt.

    From Breitbart:

    “James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again: This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof.

    “‘Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding something we would know about it. The way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They’d leak. If it was something really good, it would leak…. The leaks keep leaking and there’s so many great leaks, and it’s amazing. I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn’t leak because we’ve been getting all these other leaks. So, I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.'”

    Wow. This is huge.

    The video also shows Bonifield admitting Trump’s not committed any crimes — a major admission, given the left’s constant call for impeachment.

    Again, from Breitbart:

    “‘I haven’t seen any good evidence to show the president committed a crime,’ Bonifield says in the video.

    “And even if Russia did try to influence the U.S. election, Bonifield is heard saying in the video, that is not really much of a scandal. He is seen arguing that Russian efforts to influence the election would be normal, and that the U.S. government does the same thing around the world all the time.

    “‘Even if Russia was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments’ Bonifield says.

    “Bonifield is a supervising producer for CNN Health. According to his biography on CNN’s website, Bonifield works with the CNN Medical Unit and “primarily with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.”

    “These startling admissions from a CNN producer on hidden camera video come amid many other comments the video shows him making that are particularly problematic for a network in crisis. The Project Veritas video was released on Tuesday amid the worst scandal in CNN history. Zucker, the network president, is currently leading an internal investigation into a very fake news hit piece that CNN published Thursday night then retracted late Friday after a Breitbart News investigation. He is joined, per reports from BuzzFeed News, by the head of HR inside CNN at the top of the investigation. Three of CNN’s senior-most editorial staffers have resigned as a result of the growing scandal.”

  9. June 28, 2017
    Obama’s Criminal Enterprise Collapsing
    By Daniel John Sobieski

    As former FBI Director James Comey’s best friend, Robert Mueller, stocks his Seinfeld investigation-about-nothing with every Democratic lawyer and Hillary and/or Obama donor he can find, we are treated to the delicious irony of collusion with Russia being confirmed -- and the colluder-in-chief being Ex-president Barack Hussein Obama.

    Even Obama’s Democrat supporters are now acknowledging he knew about Russia’s hacking of the DNC and Podesta emails. They are acknowledging that he did nothing but are not acknowledging the reason why – that he thought Hillary Clinton was going to succeed him and he wanted to do nothing to offend the Russians to whom he had once famously promised more “flexibility.”As Fox News Politics reported:

    President Trump criticized his predecessor for allegedly doing “nothing” about reports that Russia interfered in last year’s presidential campaign, in a recent interview.“I just heard today for the first time that (former President) Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in the interview set to air Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend.” “The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. … If he had the information, why didn't he do something about it?”

    Even Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged that President Obama’s refusal to embarrass his Russian friends by doing nothing was a mistake:

    President Obama’s decision to not act sooner on Russian election interference last year was “a very serious mistake,” says California Rep. Adam Schiff.

    “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, and needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier and I think that was a very serious mistake,” Schiff said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

    Schiff, the top ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that Obama was hesitant to confront Russia over its active measures campaign for fear of being seen as helping Hillary Clinton and of fueling Donald Trump’s allegations that the election was being “rigged” against him.

    That is the excuse made by those caught with their hands in the cookie jar. What happened to our democracy being at stake, the sanctity of our electoral process being violated? It was okay to jeopardize our national security through inaction as long as it was thought it might embarrass Hillary? But when Trump won, suddenly it became an issue for which he was responsible?

    1. As noted, Obama’s collusion with the Russians began years earlier when he conspired to gut U.S. missile defense efforts in Europe. As Investor’s Business Daily noted over a year ago, President Obama had other plans and his betrayal of our allies was exquisitely ironic:

      Yet within hours of Medvedev's election as president in 2008, the Russian announced that Moscow would deploy SS-26 missiles in his country's enclave of Kaliningrad situated between our NATO allies Poland and Lithuania.

      He wanted the U.S. to abandon plans to deploy missile interceptors in Poland and warning radars in the Czech Republic designed to counter a future threat from Iran.

      What did President Obama do? He caved in and notified the Poles in a midnight phone call on Sept. 17, 2009 — the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's invasion of Poland — that we were pulling the plug on that system due to Russian objections.

      Putin then watched in 2012 as Obama promised Medvedev at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, that after his re-election he would have more "flexibility" to weaken missile defense, which would help him fulfill his dream of U.S. disarmament.

      Hillary Clinton herself was not above colluding with the Russians, as she did in the Uranium One Deal in which Clinton Foundation donors benefited from her enabling the transfer of 20 percent of our uranium supplies to Russia. That deal was one reason Putin was probably rooting for Hillary, not Trump.

      Instead of investigating Team Trump for collusion and its business dealings with Russia, how about a special counsel to investigate the Uranium one deal? How about a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server and destruction of emails under subpoena?

      Instead of President Trump obstructing justice by firing an FBI Director he was constitutionally empowered to fire, how about a special counsel to investigate Loretta Lynch’s collusion with the Clinton campaign and obstruction of justice, starting with her meeting with Bil Clinton on the tarmac?

      We know from Comey’s testimony that Lynch advised him to call the Clinton investigation a “matter” as the Clinton campaign was calling it. We know that Lynch met on the tarmac with the husband of the subject of a federal investigation. We know that after that meeting, Comey usurped the power of the attorney general and announced that despite all the evidence he himself cited, Hilary would not be prosecuted.

      Coincidence? One thinks not, particularly if reports about Loretta Lynch communicating with former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz that the Clinton investigation wouldn’t be allowed to go too far are accurate. As Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is contending:

      Judge Andrew Napolitano says former Attorney General Loretta Lynch could be facing jail time for obstruction of justice if emails to former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz reportedly about furthering DNC interests surface.

      “It is alleged, this document has not seen the light of day yet, if it exists that there is one or several emails between Debbie Wasserman Shultz and Loretta Lynch concerning the behavior that Loretta Lynch will take to further the DNC interests while Mrs. Lynch was the Attorney General, that if it happened, would be misconduct in office,” he said.

      In all of this there are only two real crimes that we are certain of: James Comey’s leak of his memo on his conversation in the Oval Office and the unmasking and leaking of the name of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. As law Professor Jonathan Turley notes:.......

  10. World Famous Bear Hug

    June 28, 2017
    President Trump gets a Bear Hug from India
    By Monica Showalter

    After a cordial and productive meeting on the need to team up and fight terrorism, President Trump was in for a surprise from visiting Prime Minister Narenda Modi of India: a great big bear hug.

    Not since Hugo Chavez hugged the leader of every rogue state out there and danced around like a goat have we seen a display like that. Trump hving admitted he's a bit germophobic, it's probably a bit startling for him - though you can see he's being the diplomat in the video.

    According to Mashable, Modi does it all the time. Bear hugs are a part of his identity and he loves to give them. Mashable has a photo spread of all the bear hugs the ursine prime minister has delivered.

    But the sentiment seemed to be sincere. Relations are warming with India after President Obama largely ignored them and shut them out. India is one country whose nationals seem to like Trump more than most places and Trump carried the Indian-American vote here in the states.Indians can't stand terrorists and neither can Americans. Both Trump and Modi are outsiders from the business as usual world. The increased cooperation from this meeting can only be a good thing.

    An analyst from India's NDTV said it was certainly good news for India.

    The telling thing is that the Chinese aren't looking too happily on this. In fact, they are downright paranoid:

    Beijing: Any attempt by India to become US ally to counter China will not be in its interests and could even lead to "catastrophic results", a state-run Chinese daily said as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump had their first meeting.

    "Washington and New Delhi share anxieties about China's rise. In recent years, to ratchet up geopolitical pressure on China, the US has cosied up to India," an article in the Global Times said. Underlining that India is not a US ally like Japan or Australia, it said, "To assume a role as an outpost country in the US' strategy to contain China is not in line with India's interests. It could even lead to catastrophic results."

    They think it is all about themselves, despite President Trump's extraordinary hospitality to China's leaders.

    Sometimes, a bear hug is just a bear hug. But it's nice to see that added leverage President Trump now has with the world's troublemakers now that word is out that India's prime minister gave him that famous bear hug.

    Watch video of Big Bear Hug here:

  11. Condoleezza Rice: Trump stands for American values and seeks to act in the best interests of the US

    President Trump may sound different than other presidents, but he puts the nation first, the former secretary of State argues.


    Not a Condi fan, but it's a simple truth.


  12. After losing the presidential election in November, Hillary Clinton said she does not see a bid for another political office in her future.

    "I am looking at doing interesting things," Clinton said in an interview at the Women in the World conference on Thursday in New York City. "I don't think I will look into ever running for office again."

    Right now, Clinton said she has "no plans" but is focused on areas in which she can make a difference. She is also writing a book.

    Clinton's name has been tossed around as a possible runner in the mayoral race in New York City, where Democrat Bill de Blasio is the incumbent.

    The conference marks Clinton's first public interview since losing the election.


    I hope the book will be downloadable so I can get to it ASAP

    1. She's so beloved, perhaps the calls to run again will prove irresistible.

    2. Americans will rise up and demand she run again, people from all over the world will do so too, and she will !!, if she's not in jail.

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  13. Glenn Greenwald: 'The Media Thinks Any Communication With Russia Is Collusion & This Is Dangerous For Our Foreign Policy'

    Rep. Andy Biggs: 'Republicans Have Done A Terrible Job Messaging On Policies That Will Protect American Lives; Specifically Messaging on Immigration'

  14. "How about a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server and destruction of emails under subpoena?"


    AND Obama, POTUS, using said server.

  15. Condi: I'm a big fan. Too bad she hates politics.

    Who's Doug?

  16. Doug ? Some newcomer from God knows where....

    I like Condi too. She's got class.

    1. Name could be an alias, like 'Quirk', who seems to have gotten jailed again.

    2. I take slurs to my patriotism seriously.

    3. Condi doesn't hold a candle to Huckabee Sanders!

  17. Urban Dictionary: spinner

    Small, petite women may be referred to as 'spinners'. The term likely arises from the possibility that they can be spun around on top of a guy while having sex.

  18. Jeff Goldblum: 6' 4"

    Height: 5′ 6″
    Weight: 84 lbs

    AND, she's a dancer, aerialist and contortionist, and retired Olympic rhythmic gymnast !!!

    1. The term is new to me but she would certainly seem to have the required attributes.

      I wonder how many RPM's she can do ?

    2. Their first son, Charlie Ocean, was born on July 4, 2015, and second son, River Joe, was born April 7, 2017.[5]
      Any hints on origin of names would be appreciated.

    3. Fly Fishing International Sports Club has a list of suggested names for the babies of members. Might come from that.

  19. CNN Reveals All About Obama

  20. Leftist Hate and Destruction

    1. Video

  21. Replies

  22. Darwin Award Winner on Steroids:

    ...a Freaking 50 Cal Desert Eagle!

    1. Or Fire

      Anti Trump Protester

    2. Second degree manslaughter charge. Well, it certainly slaughtered him but he basically put her up to it and what does she know ?

      Calls for a Darwin Charge of some kind, if anything, and a Darwin Award too.

    3. :) I saw that one about the moron in the car shop, heh, turned himself into a rapidly self moving torch.

      Another Darwin Award Winner for sure.

    Direct hits registered against Syrian military targets.
    June 28, 2017 Ari Lieberman

    For over 40 years, the Golan Heights has been one of Israel’s quietest regions. Israel liberated the Golan Heights during the 1967 Six-Day War and successfully repulsed a Syrian attempt to retake the Golan six years later. Since that time, Israel has transformed the Golan into an oasis of sorts, drawing tens of thousands of tourists yearly.

    Those fortunate enough to visit the region marvel over its natural beauty and tranquility. But the outbreak of violence and civil war in Syria has resulted in periodic spillover with errant shells, fired by pro and anti-regime forces, landing in open spaces across the border. In some circumstances, the fire is purposeful though this only occurs on rare occasions and those foolish enough to engage the Israel Defense Forces usually pay for their misdeeds with their lives.

    In November 2016, an ISIS cell which opened fire on Israeli troops patrolling the Golan Heights border was liquidated in short order by accurate tank and aircraft fire. At least four ISIS terrorist were reportedly killed. ISIS got the message (it has been reported that they even apologized) and since that occurrence, there have been no repeat incidents initiated by the terror group.

    Since the start of Syria’s civil war, fire directed from the Syrian side of the border has claimed one fatality, a 15-year-old Israeli Arab youth who was travelling with his father near the border. The incident occurred in June 2014. His father, a civilian contractor who was working in the area, was injured. Immediate counter fire quickly dispatched those responsible.

    Israel has informed the Syrian government through indirect channels that it will not tolerate violations of its territorial sovereignty whether purposeful or not, and would respond forcefully to any violation, however slight. This robust Israeli doctrine was put into practice on June 24 and June 25.

    In the first occurrence, several shells landed on the Israeli side of the border after fighting broke out between Assad loyalists and Sunni insurgents. Hikers near the vicinity were evacuated as a safety precaution. Israel’s response was immediate and devastating. Two Syrian tanks and a heavy machine gun outpost were obliterated. The IDF released aerial surveillance of the strike and accurate hits were clearly visible. Syria acknowledged the death of two of its soldiers during the attack.

    Less than 24 hours later, several Syrian projectiles landed on the Israeli side of the border drawing once again, a furious Israeli military response. Two Syrian artillery pieces and an ammunition truck were destroyed in the second Israeli strike....


  24. What Happened Aboard The USS Fitzgerald ?

    There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the destroyer Fitzgerald — sailors scanning the horizon with binoculars and reporting by headsets to the destroyer’s bridge. At 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo, they could hardly have failed to see the 730-foot freighter ACX Crystal, stacked with more than 1,000 containers, as it closed in.

    Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have spotted the freighter’s image on their screens, drawing steadily closer. And under standard protocol, the Fitzgerald’s captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, should have been awakened and summoned to the bridge to assure a safe passage long before the ships could come near each other.

    But none of that happened. The Fitzgerald’s routine cruise in good weather through familiar, if crowded, seas ended in the most lethal Navy accident in years. Seven sailors lost their lives.

    As investigators try to figure out what many veteran seamen describe as an incomprehensible collision, they have plenty of mysteries to unravel. In addition to the questions for the destroyer’s crew, there is the peculiar course of the Crystal after the accident, recorded by ship-tracking websites. It raises the possibility that no one was awake, or at least aware of their surroundings, when the two ships hit.

    Under strict orders not to talk about what they saw that night, the crew of the Fitzgerald is mostly keeping its counsel while grieving the loss of its shipmates. But one sailor, contacted via social media, offered what may endure as an epitaph for the accident.

    “All I can say is,” the sailor wrote to The New York Times, “somebody wasn’t paying attention.”
    This is the kicker:

    There are many signs that the Fitzgerald had almost no warning of the approaching collision: the fact that the captain was in his cabin and that no shipwide alarm had rousted sailors from their bunks. “As to how much warning they had, I don’t know,” said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the Seventh Fleet, at a news conference on Sunday. “That’s going to have to be found out during the investigation.”

    “It looks horrible,” said Gary E. Meyer, owner of a tech company in New Jersey, who served on the Navy ship San Diego and posted a YouTube commentary on the accident that got much attention. “You have three lookouts and you’re running radar,” Mr. Meyer said. “That ship can really accelerate and maneuver. It doesn’t mean they caused the collision, but they’re at fault for not avoiding it.”

    Steven M. Morawiec, of Sparta, Wis., who spent 22 years in the Navy and many times took charge of his ship at night as the officer of the deck, said the failure to summon the captain was incomprehensible.

    “On my ship, if another ship was expected to get within 4,000 yards, you had to have the captain there beside you,” he said. “If you didn’t wake the captain when you were supposed to, you were toast.”

    1. I wonder if the weird course of the freighter I posted was actually after the collision, rather than before?

    2. After, I am beginning to think.

      But why didn't the Fitzgerald see it coming ?

      After all, it's as big as a.....a....a cargo container ship.

  25. Pelosi repeatedly loses it- 1 minute video.

  26. Mark Steyn says the Russian investigation is an investigation with no Russians in it :) It's like one of those Russian dolls where you take off the big doll, find a smaller one, on down the line, until finally after the smallest doll there is no Russian doll at all.

    Here is O'bozo meeting with an actual Russian, Medvedev, second in command, caught on an open mic -

    which at least has a Russian in it, who ends up knowing that after the election O'bozo will have more 'flexibility' to deal with the Russians on their terms.

    Medevedev promises to 'relay this to Vladimir'.

    1. Pooty was undoubtedly pleased and humored to hear it.

  27. If Clinton wound up losing anyway, it was because of her failures and bad decisions, not hacked e-mails. Short of an actual theft of votes at the ballot box — something that didn’t happen — there was nothing the Russians did that could have changed anything.


    Talk about crimes of the century makes Democrats feel better about losing to Trump. But if Obama “choked” it was because he knew Putin’s despicable dirty tricks were unimportant.

    That’s of little comfort to Democrats who are still looking for a scapegoat and a way to make the bad dream of the Trump presidency go away. But it’s a brutal truth they need to accept if they are to move on from their 2016 recriminations.

    Russia Hacks

  28. And Thank You for sharing as well.

    Do you work for Quirk ? I heard he was trying the Casino Bidness.

  29. Or is he working for you ?

    If he is, fire him, so he can come back here.

    He is missed.

  30. GREAT !!!

    My seasonal creek now returns to me, and I may be able to build a farm pond without the EPA breathing up my arse -

    June 28, 2017
    Trump EPA to rescind Obama 'Waters of America' power grab
    By Rick Moran

    The Trump administration EPA announced that they will rescind one of the biggest power-grabs by a federal agency in U.S. history.

    In 2015, the Obama EPA finalized a rule that would have brought almost all "navigable" waters in the U.S. under federal government control. The "Waters of the U.S." rule targeted creeks, streams, and inland rivers even if they were on private property.

    The rule would have given the EPA jurisdiction not only over the water, but over much of the surrounding land as well.

    But one of the first acts of the Trump administration was to order a review of the rule with the intent of repealing it.

    The Hill:

    "The final WOTUS rule issued by the last administration was unworkable, a fact acknowledged by courts around the country, and amounted to a massive grab of regulatory authority by an EPA that was overreaching," said Bill Kovacs, vice president for environment and regulatory policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    "We look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt and his team to craft a rule that protects public health and the environment, while giving clarity and certainty to our nation's farmers and job creators," he said.

    "Today marks the beginning of restoring private property rights while protecting our environment," said Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.). "Out of state D.C. bureaucrats shouldn't impose regulations that hurt Montana farmers, ranchers and landowners."

    The EPA will publish the proposal in the Federal Register within days, at which point the agency will start accepting comments from the public. After considering the comments and making any necessary changes, the agency can make the repeal final.

    The WOTUS rule is spectacular overreach. It massively interferes with agriculture, not to mention overturning the entire concept of private property. The gains in drinking water cleanliness are minuscule at the cost of a blizzard of paperwork for businesses and farmers....

  31. King Kim Fatso out of gas ? -

    Hmm: China’s national oil firm cuts off North Korea
    Ed MorrisseyPosted at 8:41 am on June 28, 2017

    Has North Korea run out of credit with China, or has Beijing finally run out of patience with Pyongyang? China’s state-run petroleum operation has cut off fuel sales to rogue nation, Reuters reports, ostensibly due to a lack of payment. However, it’s no secret that the Trump administration has put a lot of pressure on Beijing to get tougher with the Kim regime, and a fuel cutoff will hit Kim Jong-un where he’s most vulnerable:

    China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won’t get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.
    It’s unclear how long the suspension will last. A prolonged cut would threaten critical supplies of fuel and force North Korea to find alternatives to its main supplier of diesel and gasoline, as scrutiny of China’s close commercial ties with its increasingly isolated neighbour intensifies.

    North Korea needs the fuel not just for its farmers and shipping, but also for its military. That presents a particularly difficult problem for Pyongyang’s leaders, who already operate in a crisis-shortage environment. Kim can’t afford to cut back on military supplies, not with all of the saber rattling taking place at the moment, which means he’ll have to starve the rest of the country of fuel resources, which will hamper food production and distribution even further. It will ratchet up internal tension, and it might get worse if military needs can’t be satisfied.

    Just a reminder: People will die

    CNPC won’t sell the fuel on credit, Reuters’ Chen Aizhu notes, which means that Pyongyang is having trouble coming up with hard currency. Aizhu’s source says the issue came up over “the last month or two,” and that timing is intriguing. Four months ago, Kim ordered a bizarre assassination of his older brother Kim Jong-nam, using VX nerve agent in the airport of Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur.  The target and especially the weapon made it clear who ordered the hit, and Malaysia — one of the few nations willing to do business with North Korea — cut off diplomatic and economic ties to Pyongyang, which set off a round of hostage-taking by the Kim regime. Malaysia had been a key partner in avoiding international sanctions and a vital link to hard currency for Pyongyang until the assassination. If North Korea has had trouble paying for diesel and gasoline over the last couple of months, it might signal that Pyongyang has no more options for avoiding sanctions and that its economic back is against the wall, so to speak.

    Aizhu’s sources say that this was a “commercial decision,” but nothing’s that simple in China. Beijing had already cut off coal imports from North Korea, depriving Kim of income that could have been used to pay for the fuel. It looks like a squeeze, one that may be picking up in intensity, and one that sends a direct message to North Korea’s military leaders, who will understand only too well what a fuel embargo will do to their readiness posture. It won’t take much more for the situation to reach critical mass on the Korean peninsula.

    Internal coup time ?

  32. June 29, 2017
    Modeling assassination is more dangerous than verbal endorsement of violence
    By Deborah C. Tyler

    The infamous production of "Julius Caesar" that depicts the assassination of President Trump has been repeatedly defended, especially after the shooting of congressional Republicans, as not endorsing violence. The actor Corey Stoll, who played Brutus, wrote he did not believe that anyone would view the play as an "endorsement of violence" against the president. Whether or not the play intended an endorsement of violence, it enacted the graphic assassination of a sitting president, which is much more dangerous. Not the famous speeches, but that sanguinary assault is what got the hateful crowd howling.

    One of the strongest findings psychology has ever established is the tendency of people to imitate observed aggression, especially when the violence is observed to be socially reinforced. Albert Bandura is considered one of the most influential, if not the most influential living American psychologist. He founded an entire field of psychology, which he called social learning theory, by mapping out human motivation, thought, and action in the observational learning and imitation of aggression. Bandura's social learning theory moved American psychology beyond radical behaviorism and provided the scientific basis of cognitive behavior therapy, which is the most widely used form of therapy today. Bandura called observational learning "modeling," from which the term "role model" derives. Modeling theory established that imitation is a primary, neurologically based learning process, especially in learning aggression.....