“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."

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#ReleaseTheMemo: WikiLeaks wants to see it

: Do you know someone who has access to the FISA abuse memo? Send them here: WikiLeaks will match reward funds up to $1m sent to this unique Bitcoin address: 3Q2KXS8WYT6dvr91bM2RjvBHqMyx9CbPMN or marked 'memo2018':


  1. I use Z-Cash but I'm a little low right now and am asking Quirk to add my donation to his from what he owes me.

    Make mine $1,000 US would you kindly, Quirk.

    1. You steal money by fraud, Robert Identity Thief" Peterson.

      What you do is steal money from widows and orphans, by fraudulant actions.

    2. Then brag about your felonious behavior on a blog.

      Quotes available

    3. Institutionalized an innocent, in your effort to avoid prosecution.

      That gou are not ashamed of your actions, in fact tried to defend and rationalize your crimes, emblematic of your TOTAL LACK of character.


  2. While it seems another criminal is now a part time resident in public housing.

    We just have to connect the dots, not stove pipe our intel assets.

    "I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there has been money laundering going on in many of the real estate deals that were done by the Trump Organization,"
    Speier said in an interview Thursday on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time."

    "If you start tracking these various projects, you can see a connection, you can see a relationship,"

    The punchline is coming.

    Har de har har.


    1. "The fact that the Russian ties to the Trump Organization were so strong and then coincidentally you have the Russians interfering in our election, it all becomes very, very disturbing,"

      They'll be rollin' in the aisles, the punchline to this joke, it's goin' to be SO good.


  3. Those Kurds just can't catch a break.

    Someone should have educated them about just how poorly the US treated the Montengard in Vietnam, after the fighting was over

    Operation Olive Branch has been launched in Syria's northwestern Afrin region to clear terrorist groups such as the PKK and its affiliates KCK, PYD, YPG; and Daesh, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said Saturday in a statement.

    The operation has been launched as of Jan. 20, 5:00 p.m. to neutralize terrorist groups and liberate friendly and brotherly people of the region from oppression and tyranny


    1. The operation complies with international law, U.N. Security Council resolutions, especially No. 1624 (2005), 2170 (2014) and 2178 (2014); and Article 51 of the U.N. Charter on Right of Self Defense, the statement said

  4. .

    The U.S. Declares Strategic Bankruptcy in Syria

    Same ol, same ol.

    Once again, the Trump administration continues the same failed policies of the Obama administration in Syria, regime change and driving Russian and Iranian influence out of the country while installing a puppet of their own.

    Unfortunately, they lack the strategy, the bullets, or the support.


  5. .

    It appears everyone but the Dems want the Report released to the public.

    GOP in Congress
    The Trumpkins
    Right wing media sites

    and some are will to pay for it to be done...

    The Russians (at least according to the article Deuce posted yesterday)

    Meanwhile, reports emerged that the Twitter hashtag calling for the memo’s public release — #ReleaseTheMemo — was receiving a major online push by Russian-linked Twitter accounts.

    According to the Hamilton 68 Dashboard, an independent tracker of Russian online influence campaigns, #ReleaseTheMemo received a massive boost over the past 48 hours, from more than 500 Twitter accounts suspected to have connections to Kremlin online propaganda efforts, the Washington Examiner reported. Some accounts, but noted, clearly behaved like automated “bots” deigned to amplifying American conspiracy theories and disinformation.

    It's ironic that these actions are being taken by the Russians concerning an investigation that centers on Russian interference in the US.



    1. Connect the dots
      Do not stove pipe intel
      Have no preconcieved prejudice

      See where the data takes US.

      They could all go to jail

      But ....

      Uranium One has been investigated ... Nine times now.

      Trump - Russia ...

      Not even finished with any of the first three. House, Senate or DoJ

      So many miles to go.
      So much more to learn.

      The dots are creating an image, one that cannot be denied

  6. .

    Mike Pence visits Middle East but US role as peace broker may be over

    Under Trump, relations between the Palestinian leadership and Washington have soured – and Pence’s trip is expected to confirm the enmity

    Early on in the Trump administration, Trump called himself a 'neutral guy' and promised the 'greatest deal ever' in solving the Israel/Palestinian negotiations on a Palestinian state. Today, it's questionable whether the US even has a place at the table.

    The Palestinians, the UN, and much of the world pan Trump's unilateral actions and the preliminary 'peace plan' drawn up by the administration. Israel is wondering net/net the value of American participation in the process.

    Perhaps, naming 'flak-jacket blazer' Jared Kushner as special envoy to bring home that 'greatest deal ever' wasn't all that wise.



    1. He did so well at 666 Park Ave.

      So. Much. Winning.

  7. Chickens are coming home to roost.

    Good news.

    1. Hi Doug.

      Drop by more often would ja ?

    2. Been busy lately.
      Daughter was hospitalized for a couple days, workload and fixing up the house.

  8. NATO member Turkey bombing the hell out of Kurdish terrotists in Syria.

    The Turkish news agency Anadolu reported that jets bombed more than 100 targets, including an air base, in the first day of air operations against Kurdish militias. Fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army also crossed the border into the enclave and engaged Kurdish militants

    Team Trump is mute
    Not even a tweet.

  9. In the olden days we would have spent many bytes in regards to Pakistan.

    A predominantly Muslim country with dozens of nuclear weapons, that the US will no longer be paying tribute to.

    Presidents Bush and Obama funneled BILLIONS of dollars into Pakistan, beginning right after the Sept 11, 2001 strikes on NYC & DC

    Now those payments have been halted, or cut WAY back by President Trump.

    Muzzies with nukes.
    No longer getting their tribute.

    Nary a word about the vasrly increased threat, from a major nuclear proliferater.


    1. In could be that Mr Trump is both a "Birther" and a "Truther" and knows in his heart that it was not 'really' Muslims that struck US, back in 2001.

      And so is not really afraid of Wahhabi with nuclear weapons and missile technologies.

      Better to focus public attention on Korea and provoke the Pakistani while fermenting a seemingly successful palace coup in Saudi Arabia.

    2. Because it may be that Mr Trump 'knows' Sept 11 wasn't terrorism, but a New World Order power play, with a side order of insurance fraud.

      A Trump Reality or has our position vis a vie those nuclear armed Wahabbi really greatly worsened ?

  10. Well, most of the comments on this thread weren't worth the reading....

  11. The mouse solved all my problems, Doug.

    Now I can swipe and paste again.

    Thanks for your advice !

    1. A mouse is friendly and good, a rat is nasty and disgusting and anti-social and fanatic and o so predictable.

    2. I'll try it out -

      Life: The Six Most Stunning Supermodels of the Past 60 Years - RealClearLife

      BINGO !!

      Say, are you going to Davos this year, Quirk ?

    3. .

      I no longer announce my travel plans in advance.

      Sign of the times.


    4. Eminently understandable.

      I should do the same, even though I never go anywhere but the Coeur d'Alene Casino.

      One can't be too cautious these days, and you owe lots of people lots of money.

  12. James Clapper will skate on his perjury to Congress if not charged by March 13 - 1/20/18
    Deep State stalwart James Clapper provably lied to Congress on a matter of substantive importance, yet he was never charged with perjury. More

    Wouldn't this be Sessions' call to make ?

    Where's Jeff ?

    1. Jeff Sessions - the Best Man, the most highly qualified lawyer in all the US to head the Justice Department.

      Nominated by Mr Trump and overwhelmingly confirmed by the Republican controlled Senate.

      And he, like the rest of Team Trump just hasn't managed to meet the expectations of Robert "160,000 Homeless Kurds" Peterson.

      Har de har har

    2. .

      Clapper lied.

      Brennan lied.

      Keith Alexander and others lied. That or they are just that felony stupid.

      letting them slide for doing it erodes the rule of law.

      Unfortunately, it's only the little guy who ever gets punished in these cases.


    3. So far, anyway.

      It is discouraging.

    4. .

      Now, in this age of 'alternative facts' it has become SOP.


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    1. How about the way Mr Trump abandoned those Kurds.

      In Iraq, when they did not do as they were told ... 160,000 Kurds were left destitute, homeless in their own homeland.

      In Syria ...
      Mr Trump and his government cannot stop the Turkish onslaught, 100 targets hit by US built aircraft, dropping US manufacturered munitions on our hapless "Kurdish Allies", just today.

      It is truly an embarrassing moment in time for the United States.

      More than an embarrassment, it is a dishonorable moment, produced and directed by Donald "Bone Spur" Trump

    2. The kicker as to just how emasculated the US has become after just one year of the Trump Presidency ...

      The internationally proclaimed proxy for the US is being ferociously attacked by a NATO ally, because the US proxy force is part of an international terrorist organization.

      A fact that the US acknowledgs.
      The Kurds are on the same list of terrorist organizations as is Hezbollah.

    3. Thankfully USA doesn't have you as CIC, Jack.

      You proved your lack of mettle when you made your idiotic prediction of the early demise of ISIS, making you a laughing stock in the eyes of all ever since.

    4. In addition to proving himself a military fool, he doesn't pay his blog gambling debts either.

    5. .

      The US has a history of using and then abandoning 'friends'.

      South Vietnam...the Hmong...the Kurds in the 90's...

      I don't expect it will change. 'Nations have no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests'...and you don't want to be on our side when things start going south.


    6. Some truth in that.

      There is a group, not a nation, that has permanent enemies.

      The muzz, for whom everyone else is a permanent enemy until eradicated or subdued.

    7. Here is an example:

      Another month in the lives of Christians under Islam.
      January 19, 2018
      Raymond Ibrahim

    8. Mr Trump LOVES the Muzzis.

      They are one of his prumary income sources. Mr Trump LOVES their money and makes policy because of the indluence that the Muzzis buy.

      Donald J Trump, the most corrupt US President, EVER.


  14. Germany's SPD in all-or-nothing vote on Merkel alliance... Developing...DRUDGE

    I certainly hope that witch fades from the play.


    1. German city bans new refugees as anti-migrant mood increases....DRUDGE

      I think she is kaput.

      That young fellow that runs Austria ought to run Germany too !

    2. No one cares what you think Robrt "Friendless" Peterson, you remain an embarrassment.

      The opinion of an identity theif, bank fraudster and draft dodger carries no worth.

      Robert "Incestuous Lecher" Peterson, you're a piece of shit that defended Roy Moore by telling US that pedophilia was an acceptable part of our Christian culture ...

      That is merely a projection of your own pervertedly warped character, bobbie.

      Pedophiles are definately not an integral part of our Christian culture. Despite what you think, and have professed, Draft Dodger.

    3. Just more weirdo-cathecto-insano-draino-rat.

      10 times a day some days.

  15. The best Sara since Palin -

    Republicans Line Up to View Classified FISA Abuse Memo

    Democrats Choose to Stay in the Dark

    Sara Carter January 19, 2018

    More than 130 congressional members have viewed the classified four-page memo detailing what senior government officials describe as “disturbing and explosive” surveillance abuse by employees of the FBI and Department of Justice under the Obama administration against President Trump and members of his campaign.

    But almost all of them were Republicans.

    Since the document was released Thursday to House members “only Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have seen it,” a congressional source with knowledge of the memo said.

    The classified memo was described by senior government officials as a detailed account of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the FBI and apparent FISA abuse associated with the controversial dossier that alleged President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. As recently reported, some congressional members who reviewed the memo said the revelations may end in the removal or criminal prosecution of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice.

    Congressional officials expect the classified memo to be made available to the public before the end of the month. In order to make the classified memo public, the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by California Republican Devin Nunes, must first have another vote, a congressional source stated.

    The vote is expected to happen and then the classified memo will be given to “POTUS for five days” so he can review it, the source stated. If POTUS objects to releasing the memo it will then go to the full House for a vote, they added.

    President Trump is expected to approve the release of the memo.

    Members who viewed the document say it is especially significant since the DOJ’s Inspector General Michale E. Horowitz will be issuing a report into how the FBI and DOJ handled the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her use of an unsecured private server to send classified information.

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL, who viewed the memo Thursday said they are demanding it be made public but could not discuss the details of the memo due to its classified nature.....


    1. Interesting thing. ..

      No criminal referral has been made by anyone in the House that has the authority to make one.

      Perhaps later.


  16. This is ever so much more relevant to US Security interests.

    ... a Russian state-owned bank under US sanctions helped finance the construction of the president's 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto.

    The bank, Vnesheconombank (VEB), is also believed by investigators on the case to have funded Trump's golf courses in both Doonbeg, County Clare and Turnberry, Scotland.

    Donald J Trump ...
    The most corrupt President, EVER


    1. GOP Representative Tom Rooney
      also went on to say that "the story about [Trump] financing Doonbeg in Ireland through money that we can't really trace but has sort of the fingerprints of Russian mobsters" was "fascinating."

      "If we knew that Donald Trump was working with the Russian mafia to fund Doonbeg in Ireland, then there's no way he would be President,"
      Rooney said.

      "So, I mean, that's why it's so fascinating."

      Donald J Trump - The most corrupt President, EVER

    2. If only you were Speaker of the House, and CIC too !


      Then the stock market would be up by even MORE than 43% in one year !

      har de har har hohoho

    3. While right there, by the Donald's side ...

      A Kushner project in Jersey City, which opened in November, 2016, reportedly received about fifty million dollars, nearly a quarter of its financing, from Chinese investors who are not publicly named, through a U.S. immigration program known as EB-5, which allows wealthy foreigners to obtain visas by investing in American projects. Kushner was also an investor, alongside prominent Chinese and Hong Kong businessmen, in multiple companies. He and a brother, Joshua Kushner, co-founded Cadre, a real-estate investment firm, which received funding from Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba. (The scope of investors behind Kushner projects is unknown, because the company does not disclose the names.)

      Who owns Jared Kushner ... Only with time, will the DoJ tell.

      Indictments are expected.

    4. Stupid Stanley, it's not about Jack.

      He is just a fictional character.

      A lot like you, Stupid Stanley, but not Robert "Dradt Dodger" Peterson.

      bobbie is a really super stupid real person, one who posted to the EB using his real name.

      So stupid he's entertaining to watch.

    5. While the stock market soars

      Trade deficits have never been higher
      Job creation lower than 201y
      Wages lower than 2016
      Highest number of retail closures since 2008
      And the Federal debt soars.
      Matching the Wall Street gains.

      Donald Trump governs for his Wall Street cronies, not Main Street voters.

      We'll see the real results of Mr Trump's Main Street failures, come November.

      Wisconsin 10 and the State of Alabama are bell weathers to that reality.

      You know a politician is in the shit when his rural supporters, folks who do not own stocks, tout the success of Wall Street as his shining light.

    6. An economy built on a sugar high of Quantitative Easing and Federal debt will drive stock prices higher

      Obama was derided for it, right here at the Elephantt Bar.

      Now, those same policies on steroids are acclaimed as genius.

      When they are really hideous.

  17. Schumer is a worthless wandering rolling piece of shit -

    Wasting Away in Chuckschumerland
    Clarice Feldman

    With the DACA shutdown, Chuck Schumer, whose surname is "a nickname from Middle Low German 'good-for-nothing,' 'vagabond,'" revealed how aptly he is named. More

    1. But so what, Robert "Identity Thief" Peterson?

      He is just along for the ride on the Trump Shutdown Express.

      Mr Trump said, on 22 Aug 17 that he was going to shut the government down, over the Wall ...
      And now he has.

      A government shut down planned and programed by the President and his Team

    2. Unless one thinks that Mr Trump was lying on 22Aug 17, in Phoenix, when he made that Shutdown announcement


  18. The Muzzie nukes in Pakistan.

    The real threat that's being ignored.
    Wahhabi with nuclear warheads and the missiles to mount them one.

    Mr Trump golfs, while the threats grow exponentially around US.

    MUZZIES with NUKES !!!


    1. Muzzies for whom the President has cut off the payments of tribute made since 2001.

      Violating the norms of Muzzie culture, thereby putting the US in existential danger.

  19. Jack, really, you're crazy as a coot.

    1. Bonkers.

      O yeah, that's right, un huh, yes he be, just bonkers.

  20. .

    There is a group, not a nation, that has permanent enemies.

    English majors?


    1. Huh?

      Nah, advertisers.

      Permanent enemy of the consuming class, always milking them for more than crap is worth.

      Been going on since the days of Mesopotamia, perhaps earlier.

    2. Hammurabi tried to outlaw 'em, but it didn't take.

      These frauds can make Jim Beam sound tasty.

    3. .

      You better cool it pal or I'll be asking Deuce to take away your mouse.


  21. Bonkers.

    O yeah, that's right, un huh, yes he be, just bonkers.

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    1. .

      Speaking Trumply to Trump

      The White House has also blasted Democrats, accusing them of putting “unlawful immigrants” ahead of the military and other funding needs.

      In words that Trump could understand, Sen. Tammy Duckworth responded:

      “I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible,” she continued. “Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do — and I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”

      “And I have a message for cadet bone spurs: If you cared about our military, you'd stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger."

      Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, lost both of her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade shot down the helicopter she was piloting over Iraq in 2004...


    2. Duckworth just doesn't like The Donald.

      He says he wants to and will put the needs of the military over the needs of immigrants.

      Sounds like they are on the same page but she doesn't want to acknowledge it.

      The Donald has spoken of the needs of the military all through his campaign and Presidency.

    3. She ought to be pissed at O'bozo, not The Donald.

    4. Robert "DrFt Dodger"Peterson is flustered by strong women.

      Has absolutely no understanding of "Service or Sacrifice".

      A Draft Dodger belitting a hero.

      So sad, but so expected.

      Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson ...
      An embarrassment, to be sure.

    5. One thing is for sure ...
      The draft dodging Neo-Liberal Chicken Hawks, they sure stick together.

      Bound by cowardice and moral turpitude, they sure can bluff and bluster.

      Bone Spur and English Lit.
      The stench of cowardice, overwhelmingly.

    6. So says the Self Confessed War Criminal and jew hating crazy ass.

      Go to bed and get some sleep, SCWC, you are repeating yourself endlessly and are incoherent again.