“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."

Monday, June 12, 2017

Trump Should Make Gingrich Chief of Staff

Gingrich: Congress 'should abolish' special counsel after Comey testimony

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) slammed former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday, accusing him of manipulating the investigation into Russian election meddling and calling for Congress to dismiss the special counsel entirely.

"It's very clear that Comey hates Trump," Gingrich told radio host John Catsimatidis. "Comey is clearly extraordinarily hostile to Trump."

"I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it's the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the FBI director leaking to the New York Times, deliberately set up this particular situation. It's very sick."

Gingrich's comments followed Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in which he told lawmakers that he had instructed a friend to share an unclassified memo of an interaction between him and President Trump with a reporter.

That memo detailed a February meeting in which Trump allegedly pressed Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey said that by leaking the memo, he had hoped to prompt the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to lead the Russia probe.

A day after The New York Times published an article detailing that memo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation.

Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz accused Comey of leaking so-called "privileged" communications with the president and suggested the former top cop should be investigated for doing so.



    LUBBOCK, Texas — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the U.S. military should be used against Mexican transnational criminal groups (cartels). The statements were made during a one-on-one interview with the senator at the end of May at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas. The senator made clear that he was not suggesting unilateral U.S. military action in Mexico, but rather a cooperative effort, as seen in Colombia.

  2. Trump could, but shouldn't, fire Mueller, a big pal of Comey. It would dog him forever.

    For his part Sessions should simply decline to offer himself to questioning. But it doesn't look like he is going to do so.

    1. June 12, 2017
      Comey and Mueller Have a History as a Deep State Tag Team
      By Clarice Feldman

  3. Only 23% of Puerto Ricans voted in the just concluded statehood vote, less even than last time around.

  4. Central Germany: The wide-open, flat country, North German Plain is perfect tank country. No walls. We fooled ourselves for the best part of fifty years and 500,000 men that Russian tanks would attack through the Fulda Gap.

    70 years on we are still waiting.

    No Russian tanks but Germany has allowed itself to be invaded by over one million military age men from the shit holes of the Middle East and Africa.

    Meanwhile on our US southern border we are being mauled by bad hombre, drug gangsters from Mexico.

    It is absurd that we still have over 35,000 military in reunited Germany when the Germans don't have the balls to protect women at Cologne Cathedral from a thousand of Islam's finest.


    Why Douglas Murray's new book is a must-read.
    June 12, 2017 Bruce Bawer

    “Europe is committing suicide,” writes Douglas Murray in the first sentence of his erudite, dispiriting, and indispensable new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. In words that I agree with but that put the matter in a way so stark that they even made me catch my breath, Murray predicts that “by the end of the lifespans of most people currently alive Europe will not be Europe and the peoples of Europe will have lost the only place the world we had to call home.” This cataclysm, in Murray's view, has two causes: mass immigration and Europeans' loss of faith in European “beliefs, traditions and legitimacy.” Europeans feel guilty about their past; they're “jaded,” weighted down by an “existential tiredness,” a feeling that their corner of the world “has run out of steam” and that their culture, for which they have insufficient regard, might just as well be replaced by another.

    Murray (a prolific author, debater, and commentator who, at the age of 37, is perhaps Britain's most eloquent critic of Islam and mass immigration) starts with his own country – namely with Conservative MP Enoch Powell, one of the most brilliant and accomplished men of his time, who in 1968 gave an extraordinary prescient oration, the so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech, in which he warned of the long-term results of UK immigration policy. Instead of prompting the immigration controls that 75% of his countrymen wanted even back then, the speech ended Powell's career and made his name synonymous with hatred. Three out of four members of the general public were with him, but to the elite he was Hitler – and his instant official disgrace made it impossible, during the ensuing decades, to have anything remotely resembling an honest public debate on immigration. The Muslims kept pouring in, and though most Brits disapproved, they kept their heads down, shrugging silently. What else could they do? They knew that if they spoke up, they'd get the Powell treatment.

    Meanwhile, slightly different versions of the same tragedy (or farce?) were being played out across northwestern Europe. Everywhere, the natives were lied to by their politicians and media: the scale of immigration, they were told, was far lower than widely believed; their country had always been “a nation of immigrants”; immigrants represented a net economic asset; crime statistics were inflated; and, naturally, Islam was a religion of peace. Those who criticized immigration – because they saw their culture disappearing, their secular democracy challenged, their taxes going to support indolent, criminal aliens, and their own access to housing and schools cut off by policies that favored foreigners – were called racists and nationalists, were accused of being fixated on skin color, and were ridiculed for failing to have a sophisticated enough appreciation of the value of cultural diversity.

    If Britain had Powell's speech, France had “a strange novel,” Le Camp des Saints (1973), in which Jean Raspail envisioned a rapid conquest of western Europe by shiploads of Third Worlders crossing the Mediterranean. Just as Merkel triggered the latest immigrant tsumani by setting out a welcome mat, in Raspail's book the invasion is set off by an ill-advised invitation by the Belgian government....

  6. CNN's Fareed Zakaria Hails Trump Assassination Play As 'Masterpiece.' (His Employer Sponsors It)

    1. Assassinate Trump, install Hillary/Comey Ticket.

    2. lready two high-profile sponsors have dumped their sponsorship of this assassination porn, Delta Airlines and Bank of America. As of this writing, though, most (including American Express and New York Magazine ) continue to stand by the idea that it is acceptable to stab the American president to death every night on stage.

      And naturally, so does Time-Warner, owner of a CNN that has spent the last year not being very subtle in expressing its desire to see Trump assassinated.

      CNN is a left-wing hate machine, and over the past two weeks some of those chickens finally came home to roost. After two years in second place in the ratings, not only did CNN fall into last place behind MSNBC in May, but only after sponsors threatened to leave did CNN find it necessary to fire an employee who staged Trump's decapitation. Just a few days later, CNN was finally pressured into cutting ties with Reza Aslan for smearing Trump as a "piece of sh*t."

      Worse still, high-profile CNN stars Jake Tapper and Gloria Borger (along with three other fake journalists) were forced to issue a humiliating correction on a Huge Anti-Trump Story that turned out to be as absolutely wrong as a story can be.

      And now we find out that CNN's parent company is not only sponsoring President Trump's nightly assassination, but that Fareed Zakaria, an elder statesman at the network, hails and recommends this assassination porn as a "masterpiece."

      I would just like to close by reminding everyone that CNN is one of the primary news outlets responsible for getting a rodeo clown fired … because the rodeo clown wore an Obama mask.

  7. Fareed is an arse and plagiarist who has written for Newsweek, America's Weekly for Dummies.

    That's enough right there.

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    1. BobMon Jun 12, 09:26:00 AM EDT
    (Quirk, you are wanted, both here and in Detroit, but no charges will be filed against you here)

    I would think you would quickly regret that.

    It’s tempting if only to give Ash and rat a chance to catch their breath now and then. However, it doesn’t appear prudent. Not while the t-virus continues to spread among the residents here. The smell of rotting brains is a put off.

    I’ve been checking in on a regular basis on the off chance that sanity might be returning. Sadly, it was not to be. While it does satisfy the daily ‘2 minutes of hate’ requirement, the decline in reason here is disheartening.

    It starts with the ‘Big Kahuna’ who seems to have gone full bizarro and is now looking out from the wrong side of the looking glass. I admit I had to laugh a few days back when was talking about the difference between Muslim immigrants and American Indians, blacks, Hispanics and Mexicans and how they readily accepted the Euro-American culture that was forced on them.


    Deuce tells us American blacks have never declared they did not want to accept the Euro-American culture.


    The hundreds of thousands of them transported to America chained in the bowls of ship were singing kumbaya all the way. Being told they were half a person in the Constitution they no doubt said, ‘Yea, that seems right’. The civil rights marches were probably just something to do on the weekends. Black power, Kwanzaa, The Black Panthers...Black Lives Matter…well…

    He also tells us the European culture brought to the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors and Christian priests and monks was overwhelmingly accepted by the Indians that did not die of European diseases.


    The operative words are 'that did not die'. In some areas in South and Central America, the death toll due to European diseases was 90% among the natives. The rest of the population was turned into serfs little different from slaves. But, as Deuce points out, at least they had the advantages of European culture to fall back on.



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      As for the Indians in North America, I tend to believe that George Armstrong Custer would argue (if he could) with the argument that the Indians were happy to accept the European culture forced upon them at end of a gun. Around 150 years of the Indian Wars and war chiefs ranging from Tecumseh to Red Cloud to Cochise would also argue against the argument, as would the statement from the head of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs formally apologizing for the agency's participation in the "ethnic cleansing" of Western tribes.

      Mexicans? I’m sure Manifest Destiny seemed like a great idea to them. The fact that they lost ½ of their country in a two year period? Well, shit does happen. The fact that those people who were Mexican citizens one day and second class American citizens or worse for the Indians? Well at least they had European culture to fall back on. Oh wait, these were the same Spanish Deuce said started the whole thing.

      Deuce said he got his education in England but I would be reluctant to blame that country for this corruption of American history. The worst thing was no one here even bothered to question on it.


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      But Deuce, didn’t restrict the bullshit to this cartoonish view of history. Almost all of his statements these days could be questioned and the rest of guys fall into the same category but merely to a lesser degree.

      Deuce says…
      There is no compromise worthy of destroying your culture.


      What you call American culture never was American culture. It was a sinister sub-culture that has always inhabited the dark underbelly of this country. It’s the culture of the white supremacist and it was always in the search of another ‘other’ they could blame for their own fears and insecurity and greed. Native American, Irish, Poles, Italians, Asians, Jews, Catholics, you name it, have all had their turn in the barrel. Now it’s the Muslims. Most of the people you talk about are as ‘native’ American as you are. Given the fact that a quarter of them are Muslim by conversion, many of them likely have a longer history in ‘your’ country than you do.
      Your culture is the culture of the Sovereign Americans, of David Duke, of the Nation of Islam, of the jihadists, of the Traditionalist Workers Party, and hundreds more. It’s always been there but luckily it’s in the minority.


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      As for you, Bob, you are in a class all by yourself. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

      You ascribe FGM solely to Muslims but as has been noted here before it’s an ethnic practice not a religious one. In the ME and Africa, it is practiced to some degree by all religions. It certainly isn’t suggested in the Quran. But the hypocrisy comes in with your overwhelming support of the Kurds, the group in the ME with the highest percentage of this practice. Suddenly, you are willing to forget about ‘the women’.

      Your bigotry also knows no bounds.

      There’s your constant harping on the enlightenment of the Hindus as somehow different than Muslims. Try educating yourself. Type this into google India Hindu crimes against Muslims and Christians or Modi does nothing to stop Hindu attacks against Muslims and Christians.

      Since I know you won’t check it out, let me help…

      Hindu extremists threaten to kill Christians in India if they 'utter the name of Christ'

      Convert or we will kill you, Hindu lynch mobs tell fleeing Christians

      India Hindu mob kills Muslim farmer rumored to have eaten beef

      But many witnesses said the police stood by and watched as Muslims and their homes, cars and businesses were attacked. The city's police commissioner, P. C. Pande, acknowledged Thursday night that his men ''are equally influenced by the overall general sentiment.''

      A teacher described in a telephone interview how he and a few other residents of his small apartment complex -- all Muslims -- held off a mob of 500 Hindus by brandishing two small revolvers.

      Modi condemns the killing of Cows why doesn’t he condemn the killing of muslims

      modi remains silent as hindu mobs kill muslims and Christians



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      India’s Hate Crime Wave Burns Kids to Death and Modi Says Nothing

      The Indian prime minister has shown a callous disregard for caste-based or anti-Muslim violence in his country. It’s part of a broader strategy to make India a Hindu state.

      1. Christians slam Modi for not condemning church attacks ...

      PM remains silent after four incidents ... Such attacks on Christians have increased ever since Modi came to ... Modi's political opponents say Hindu ...

      1. Basantipur Times: Conversion of Christians and Muslims in ...

      Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India Ulrich von Schwerin ... While the Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains silent over the issue, ...

      1. What Hindu Nationalism Means for India's Future - Stratfor ...

      What Hindu Nationalism Means for India's ... Yet if he remains silent on those issues important to ... a mob of Hindu villagers beat 50-year-old Muslim laborer ...

      2. Modi and Religious Minorities, Dalits, and Adivasis ...
      ... he remains silent as violence against Muslims continue. ... Christians in Modi’s Gujarat. ... Modi and

      Religious Minorities, Dalits, and Adivasis.

      3. Mob Violence And Modi’s Demeaning Silence - Irony of India › Opinion

      Mob Violence And Modi’s Demeaning Silence; ... Muslim women beaten at Mandsaur railway station over the ... Rajasthan by a mob, while the Hindu cattle traders were ...

      4. Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India ... -

      Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India Homecoming or forced conversion? ... Modi remains silent.



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      5. Basantipur Times: Conversion of Christians and Muslims in ...

      Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India Ulrich von Schwerin ... While the Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains silent over the issue, ...

      6. Rock star reception lined up for visit of Indian prime ... › World › Narendra Modi

      ... following riots in Gujarat in 2002 in which 1,000 Muslims were killed by Hindu mobs. Modi, a Hindu ... including Muslims, Christians ... who remains silent ...

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      ... was a pacifist with an inclusive attitude towards Muslims and Christians. ... a mob calling itself the Hindu ... to kill Muslims. A large part of Modi’s ...

      8. Christians slam Modi for not condemning church attacks ...

      PM remains silent after four incidents ... Such attacks on Christians have increased ever since Modi came to ... Modi's political opponents say Hindu ...

      9. Videos of modi remains silent as hindu mobs kill muslims and christians

      They go on…

      You said you read the Times of Israel. I doubt that, otherwise you would have seen the numerous stories about the right wing nuts among the ultra-orthodox and the settlers who attack the IDF and police as well as the Palestinians. The government won’t call them terrorists because they are too powerful politically but that’s what some of them are.

      You ignore all of this, Bob, because it doesn’t fit with your theme that every Muslim is a terrorist.


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      As for the right-wing nuts and their anti-Sharia marches, I am still waiting for you to show one example of where any act committed under Sharia law that is against local, state, or federal US law or the Constitution has ever been allowed to stand once brought to light and processed through our court systems.

      You guys create your own bogeymen.


    7. Well I should damn well hope that sharia law is not allowed to stand in the USA.

      If sharia had its way we would no longer have a Constitution, or women's rights, or voting.....

    8. Marches Against Sharia are meant to point this out to the as yet uncomprehending.

      It is an educational effort.

  9. Welcome back, Quirk !

    Out this way, the Nez Perce no longer go on their yearly war party. Lewis and Clark, coming back from the Pacific, were met in Asotin, Washington by a NP brave with a necklace of human scalps around his neck. The Law finally took hold.

    Nowadays a lot drive around in 4x4's, having given up on the horse and the dog pulled sleds.

    They seem happy enough. One even married a NASA astronaut, of a different tribe though.

    She used to host the local Good Morning Show on TV.

    Everyone is trying to prove enough Native American genetics to get in on the Casino pay addition to payments from Uncle Sam. And, they no longer have 'medicine men' but have their own Uncle Sam funded health services, with European descended doctors, too !

    Way, way down south the natives no longer rip living hearts out of the chests of sacrifices to the gods on the pyramids, nor engage in continual warfare.

    Some see this as a sign of progressing humanism....

    1. Many of the Nez Perce are among the most patriotic folks a patriot could ever wish to meet.

      They have been well represented in the US Armed Forces.

      They also run their own tribal affairs through their own elected tribal officers, men and women.

      And, believe me, they are very well 'lawyered up' when it comes to any dispute that might affect their interests.

      They are co-operating with State and Federal Fish and Game in so many projects, especially fisheries, that I would need to do research to list them all.

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      Sounds like paradise.

      Time to go.


    3. I don't read the Israeli press much, but I do agree about some of the issues you mention.

    4. Paradise doesn't exist on earth, but I can say authoritatively the Nez Perce don't wish to go back to the days before electricity.

    5. Just ask the NP women if you don't believe me.

    6. They also like to give birth in hospitals, rather than on the cold dirt floor of a tepee in winter.

      Just ask the women, you will see that I am correct.

  10. Thank you for dropping by....I'm sure I speak for all when I pray and hope for your swift return !

  11. "The civil rights marches were probably just something to do on the weekends. Black power, Kwanzaa, The Black Panthers...Black Lives Matter…well…"


    Any adult that could put the civil rights marches in the same sentence with Black Lives Matter …well…