“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."
Kuirk Against Greatness?Delete
11 days ago
I think making a post to attack another person on this sub is tacky and pointless. We are here to follow and like whoever we want. SB2 provides his opinion and you are free to do what you want with it. You, however, are chastising the people who like or agree with SB2. That’s shameful and divisive. Out of all the posters, why attack him?!?
11 days ago
are you suggesting we leave information unverified? We are here to research Q and the coming Storm and we need to sift bad information. I am not chastising people who agree with SB2. There are people who claim to want truth but give me negative votes and bans for pointing out very clear and obvious mis/disinformation. At least you and a couple others took the time to express why you fell as you do but aside from the emotional response it gets from you, is the information presented above accurate?
Who can disagree ?
We are here to research Q and the coming Storm and we need to sift bad information.Delete
Doomsday warning: It would only take 100 nuclear weapons to wreak global devastationReplyDelete
By James Rogers | Fox News
According to a new scientific study, a nuclear attack of 100 bombs could harm the entire planet including the aggressor nation.
100 nuclear weapons could destroy life
According to a new scientific study, a nuclear attack of 100 bombs could harm the entire planet including the aggressor nation. How so?
New research argues that 100 nuclear weapons is the “pragmatic limit” for any country to have in its arsenal. Any aggressor nation unleashing more than 100 nuclear weapons could ultimately devastate its own society, scientists warn....
Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photographReplyDelete
By Alison Bevege
,Reuters•June 16, 2018
11,000 buck naked Aussies all in one place, a new record.Delete
A bunch of posts of my takedown of Quirk in the Last Post got DISAPPEARED!!!
No idea here.
Doug, why don't you put a new site up, I don't know how to do it.
I'm not computer literate.
Disappeared.....my suspicions immediately focus on QUIRK.Delete
He's a big city guy and knows how to screw people over.
He perfected the art in his advertising career.Delete
He even screwed the Chinese over one time, I recall his bragging about it.
"Doug, why don't you put a new site up, I don't know how to do it."Delete
In the past 6 years, my ability (energy, desire) to do such a project has fallen to zero.
Nancy Pelosi calls for "uprisings" across the countryReplyDelete
Published in Uncategorized on June 15, 2018 by Convention Of States
Sometimes we refer to the Convention of States Project as the "next revolution," but we always make it clear that we're not talking about armed conflict. Article V allows We the People to take control of the federal government peacefully, legally, and effectively.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wasn't so clear in a recent press conference.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is confused why Americans aren’t “uprising” against the Trump administration over conditions on the border with Mexico.
The California Democrat’s weekly press briefing veered into explosive territory when the subject of illegal immigration came up. Mrs. Pelosi said there may be “uprisings” over children who are separated at the U.S. southern border when asylum seekers decide not to arrive at a proper checkpoint.
“I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be when people realize that this is a policy that they defend,” she said. “It’s a horrible thing, and I don’t see any prospect for legislation here.”
This isn't the kind of irresponsible rhetoric our country needs right now. We need real solutions to federal overreach, not vague threats of violence.
That's why millions have joined the Article V Convention of States movement. A Convention of States allows the people -- acting through their state legislatures -- to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit the power of the feds, impose fiscal restraints, and mandate term limits.
The best part? It's all spelled in out in black and white in the U.S. Constitution.
This country needs Nancy to get out there on the streets like a real street fightin' woman and lead the masses in assaults on the Police and The System.Delete
Doubt it will happen though.
She's too comfy in her grand palatial home and is too dependent on her Hispanic domestic helpers.
It is Darwinian - the Trumpkins are weak and won't survive. They can't propagate their dumb ideas because they can't even post to to a blog tgey already have.ReplyDelete
Your typos show you've already begun drinking again early this morning, Ash.Delete
Taken all in all, I think you are one of the top five dumbest fuckers I've ever run across.Delete
Thankfully you don't seem to pose anyone any immediate danger.
Shut down the FBI. Don't replace it. The country doesn't need it.ReplyDelete
The Inspector General Put Together An Insane FBI Leak Chart Upon Finding Rules ‘Widely Ignored’
JUNE 14, 2018 By Madeline Osburn
The Department of Justice inspector general report released today includes two elaborate charts mapping the volume of communications identified between FBI employees and members of the media in April, May, and October 2016.
“We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review,” the report states.
Here’s “Attachment H” in the IG report.
Here’s “Attachment G” in the IG report.
The issue of FBI employees improperly disclosing non-public information, a.k.a. leaking tips to reporters, “raised considerable concerns,” according to investigators. They discovered a number of social interactions with reporters deemed inconsistent with FBI policy and department ethics rules.
“FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events,” the report states.
Despite being able to track the number of times agents communicated with reporters, the IG cites two reasons for being unable to identify individual leakers.
First, we frequently find that the universe of Department and FBI employees who had access to sensitive information that has been leaked is substantial, often involving dozens, and in some instances, more than 100 people. We recognize that this is a challenging issue, because keeping information too closely held can harm an investigation and the supervision of it. Nevertheless, we think the Department and the FBI need to consider whether there is a better way to appropriately control the dissemination of sensitive information.
Then there’s this:
Second, although FBI policy strictly limits the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, we found that this policy appeared to be widely ignored during the period we reviewed. We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. The large number of FBI employees who were in contact with journalists during this time period impacted our ability to identify the sources of leaks.
The IG’s stated takeaway from the discovered leaks is a needed change in the FBI’s apparent cultural attitude. They recommended that the FBI “evaluate whether (a) it is sufficiently educating its employees about both its media contact policy and the Department’s ethics rules, and (b) its disciplinary penalties are sufficient to deter such improper conduct.”
Right, and we also should shut down the White House and Congress since that is where most of the leaks and fake news are coming from.
Geez, Bob, grow a brain.
Shut down the White House and Congress ?Delete
Good idea. After 70 years, I'm for it.
Let California become a nation as well, if they wish.
Let those in Detroit, Michigan do whatever they want.
On another topic -
WHO WAS FIRST TO NORTH AMERICA?
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth...”
Clovis points from the Rummells-Maske Cache Site, Iowa.The conventional understanding has always been that North America was populated by people who crossed from Asia to Alaska via the Bering Strait and then migrated down the West Coast. Eventually, some of them crossed as far as the eastern coasts of North and South America. Known as the Clovis culture, their descendants produced all the North and South American Indian tribes and nations. The Clovis sites that have been excavated so far have produced distinctive spear points that have become known as Clovis points.
That understanding has now been challenged by finds in Virginia. Signs of human habitation have been found at Cactus Hill, which is 45 miles south of Richmond. Researchers have dated the site to be fifty percent older than any known Clovis excavation. Stone points and blades have been found at Cactus Hill which show wear marks typical of hide scraping and butchering. The points and blades are unlike any known Clovis points. However, they do resemble western European blades and points from the same period. These facts have led some researchers to conclude that the site is evidence that ancient Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to begin a settlement in North America. This was long, long before the time of the Vikings or Columbus.
When God made Adam and Eve, and again, after the Genesis Flood, God commanded human beings to "fill the earth." More and more we find evidences that early man obeyed this commandment.
Dear Father, help me to be a good steward of all You have given me. Amen.
Notes: Science News, 4/15/00, p. 244, "Early New World Settlers Rise in East." Photo: Clovis points from the Rummells-Maske Cache Site, Iowa. Courtesy of BillWhittaker. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Have you been working on creating a new site, Quirk ?
You can do it more easily than I.
A man can still dream, can't he ?Delete
Isn't going to happen.
As for your post. As usual, thanks for keeping us updated on current events.
DougSun Jun 17, 12:28:00 AM EDT
A bunch of posts of my takedown of Quirk in the Last Post got DISAPPEARED
You are always good for a laugh on a Sunday morning, Doug. Do you mean like this?
DougSat Jun 16, 08:27:00 PM EDT
A. Failure of the FBI to Take Earlier Action on the Weiner Laptop
As I responded on the last stream, I touched on this in my first post on the day the IG report first came out mentioning it was a big criticism of the FBI. You must have been off listening to some podcast.
It's also probably part of the reason Comey went public announcing the reopening of the Clinton investigation once again covering his ass.
As usual, Doug, you come up a week late and a dollar short.
Well, look at the bright side. Maybe now you will be able to find another echo chamber like the BC where people won't question or even notice your bullshit.
Fess up, and restore the purloined pilfered posts, Quirk.Delete
Believe me, I wouldn't touch them without a haz mat suit.
It's a Darwin thing - doug gets confused when blogger makes you load posts when they get past 200.Delete
O Lord, How Great Thou ArtReplyDelete
I scarce can take it in, O Lord, how great thou art.
Yup, Uncle Bob hobbled into the old dying Lutheran Church this morning.....most of us ready for the rest home, trying desperately to avoid it.....but my o my can we still sing !
*Note to the uninitiated and foolish -Delete
Rationality breaks down.
Consider then the lilies of the field.....
Strzok to testify
Wow, Doug gets his wish.
Strzok to Testify
Strzok says he is willing to testify in front of any Congressional committee that wants him to.
No requests for immunity.
No taking the 5th.
Will answer every question.
Unfortunately, Doug, won't get to see it as he doesn't watch TV. But no matter, as we've seen on everything discussed here, he'll wait for a Trump tweet, Fox news, or some podcast to tell him what he thinks.
This story certainly is an unexpected cat of three or five tails.
I can't make that to compute so I'll anxiously await insider updates from Quirk's Commentary, everyone's go to source to explain the inexplicable.
In fact, get busy now and set up a website named Quirk's Commentary so we got a place to talk.Delete
I honestly really don't know how to do such things.
Confirming your assertions about my inabilities....
Strzok's lawyer may have calculated his Romeo doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell and decided to play the 'give in and hope for mercy' card.Delete
A top FBI agent who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after the discovery of anti-Trump texts he sent to his mistress is willing to testify before Congress about his actions, his attorney confirmed Sunday.ReplyDelete
In the most notorious exchange, from August 2016, Strzok texted Page that "we'll stop" Trump from becoming president.
I fully expected Strzok to go totally silent holding for a plea bargain.
Which goes to show I haven't a real clue what's up and am hoping for Quirk's Commentary to soon soon come on line and keep me informed.
Conservative wins presidency in Colombia, stops leftist rise....DRUDGEReplyDelete
Conservative 'D.C. Colombian' wins his country's presidency
Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Published 8:23 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018
BOGOTA, Colombia - Conservative Ivan Duque captured Colombia's presidency Sunday, bringing to power a U.S.-educated 41-year-old whose victory promises an aggressive new era in the drug war and could upend a historic peace deal that ended Latin America's longest running insurgency.
With nearly all the votes counted, Duque held a commanding lead of 54 percent to 42 percent. Turnout was 53 percent of voters, higher than in other recent Colombian elections.
By winning Sunday's vote, Duque - who spent years studying and working in Washington - stopped the rise of his leftist opponent, Gustavo Petro. At a time when the production of coca - the source of cocaine - is soaring to record highs here, Petro, a former guerrilla turned senator turned mayor of Bogota, had pledged a break with what he called the "militaristic" drug war backed by the United States.
In contrast, Duque's win could herald a return to more forceful tactics. The United States has spent $10 billion in two decades fighting coca growth here - only to find it higher now than at the launch of the campaign. U.S. officials see Duque - a protege of right-wing former president Alvaro Uribe, who launched a widespread offensive against guerrillas and narco-traffickers in the 2000s - as a reliable partner. He could bring back a version of the controversial practice of aerial spraying, banned in 2015 for health reasons.
Duque - who also pledged to lower corporate taxes and boost Colombian police forces - brings with him this nation's first female vice president, former defense minister Martha Lucia Ramirez, 63....
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) said Sunday that he does not know whether FBI agent Peter Strzok should still work at the bureau, but called his behavior "completely inappropriate."ReplyDelete
"Do you think Peter Strzok should still be with the FBI at this point?" NBC host Chuck Todd asked Schiff on "Meet the Press."
"I don't know," Schiff responded. "I imagine that the Office of Professional Responsibility will have to make that decision."
Trump called the text messages "vicious" and wondered how Strzok still has a job at the FBI.
"I don't know how Peter Strzok is working there anymore," Trump said.
Trump called the text messages "vicious" and wondered how Strzok still has a job at the FBI.
Trump calling someone else's messages 'vicious'. Good lord. What a pathetic dolt.
What a vicious thing to say.Delete
Are you by any chance the QueVicious about whom the Detroit Police just put out the flyer, or related in any way to Sid ?
Just choose something and get on with it.
Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working on the totally discredited Mueller team of 13 Angry & Conflicted Democrats, when Strzok was giving Crooked Hillary a free pass yet telling his lover, lawyer Lisa Page, that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President? Witch Hunt!ReplyDelete
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
“Once (Trump) won, (Strzok) got on the Mueller probe and wanted to impeach him,” Gowdy said on Fox News’ “Special Report.” “What a dark day it is for the FBI and for the DOJ.”
Quirk kinda likes Strzok, anyone can tell that....Delete
Something about the daring-do, the deception, the duplicity, the go for the throat attitude.....Delete
And Page wasn't bad looking either.
(Well, although the teeth were a little large.)
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte started his committee's process on Friday to issue a subpoena for Strzok to testify as part of the House GOP investigation into the FBI's actions in the 2016 election, two sources familiar with the subpoena told CNN on Friday.ReplyDelete
Strzok's openness to speaking with the committee comes less than a week after the Justice Department's inspector general released a report detailing a series of failures by the top federal officials in charge of the investigation ahead of the election, concluding that the FBI's actions ultimately "cast a cloud" over the bureau and senior leaders did lasting damage to the FBI's reputation.
But the report said there was no evidence "to connect the political views expressed in these messages to the specific investigative decisions" that were the subject of controversy, such as allowing immunity agreements or having fact witnesses sit in on others' interviews prior to July 5, 2016.
The report is full of evidence of bias determining the outcome.Delete
"to connect the political views expressed in these messages to the specific investigative decisions"
True: Neither Strzok, Page, or anyone else said:
"I hate Trump, therefore I am deciding to do X"
If anyone is interested in some real raw spaghetti in all this, try here:ReplyDelete
There’s Something Fatally Wrong in the IG Report on the FBI and DOJ
By Josh Marshall | June 15, 2018 8:23 pm
I thought the IG Report would clear something up, but all I see is muddy water. May be my mental goggles.Delete
Marshall is a lying Putz.Delete
The reporting by the MSM is what muddies the water.ReplyDelete
The facts are there, the MSM just goes with the ridiculous executive summary and the ludicrous "no bias" claim.
Spend 30 minutes listening to the annoying Shapiro, and you'll see the facts are clear.
Shapiro, having read the 500 pages, makes mincemeat of "Quirk's" (MSM's) points!
MSM is Truth.
That is all.
My TV tells me so.
QuirkSun Jun 17, 10:08:00 AM EDT
I referenced the delay on the Weiner laptop the first day the IG report came out as one of the big items on which the IG report gigged the FBI.
As usual, Doug, you are a day late and a dollar short.
That's likely also part of the reason Comey went public with the story of reopening the Clinton investigation so late in the game. to cover his ass if the delay came out.
Refusing to either read that part of the report, or listen to Shapiro, Quirk doubles down on proving how full of MSM Shit he is.Delete
That's what I dislike about Quirk.Delete
He is always trying to stir my spaghetti, which is way too entangled as it is.
I'm just too old for this stuff, get easily irritated, lose my patience, and feel like I want to scream !
Trump bragged that the report was evidence of his 'good instincts' on giving Comey the boot.ReplyDelete
'The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the FBI,' he wrote.
'I did a great service to the people in firing him.'
When is the Grand Opening of Sam's Pub?Delete
Yeah, Sam is young and energetic.Delete
It's his turn to host the blog !
SAM'S PUB it is !!
How about Sam and Quirk go together:Delete
Sam's Pub & Q's Flub ?
Catchy, and honestly and adequately descriptive of a work always in progress....
Ok, give me a few days to wrap my head around it.ReplyDelete
You are granted a few days.
I will keep the pressure on Quirk during the interim.....back up position.....
Although FBI policy strictly limits the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, we found that this policy appeared to be widely ignored during the period we reviewed.ReplyDelete
We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. The large number of FBI employees who were in contact with journalists during this time period impacted our ability to identify the sources of leaks.
For example, during the periods we reviewed, we identified dozens of FBI employees that had contact with members of the media. . . . [We also] identified social interactions between FBI employees and journalists that were, at a minimum, inconsistent with FBI policy and Department ethics rules.
For example, we identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events.
Attached to this report as Attachments G and H are linkDelete
charts that reflects the volume of communications that we identified between FBI
employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016.222
The harm caused by leaks, fear of potential leaks, and a culture ofDelete
unauthorized media contacts is illustrated in Chapters Ten and Eleven, where we
detail the fact that these issues influenced FBI officials who were advising then
Director Comey on consequential investigative decisions in October 2016.
The FBI updated its media policy in November 2017, restating its strict guidelines
concerning media contacts, and identifying who is required to obtain authority
before engaging members of the media, and when and where to report media
The FBI agents were all on the take from the journalists.....Pay 'n Leak.Delete
That utterly destroys the idea that it was only the upper echelon FBI that were not on the up and up.
While Republicans have said they will subpoena Strzok to testify, his lawyer Aitan Goelman wrote leaders of the House Judiciary Committee that such efforts are “totally unnecessary.”ReplyDelete
"Special Agent Strzok, who has been fully cooperative with the DOJ Office of Inspector General, intends to voluntarily appear before your committee and any other congressional committee that invites him," Goelman wrote in letters to Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Jerrold Nadler, the panel’s top Democrat.
Trump later added, “Also remember that they all worked for Slippery James Comey and that Comey is best friends with Robert Mueller. A really sick deal, isn’t it?”
While Trump, who fired Comey as FBI director, frequently attacks Mueller’s team as a cabal of Democrats, Mueller is a longtime Republican.
Attention: QUIRK !ReplyDelete
Beyond The Bureau
Comey’s FBI Was Protecting The Legitimacy Of The Presumed Clinton Presidency
James Comey and the FBI decided to come clean on Anthony Weiner's laptop because they thought they were protecting a Hillary Clinton presidency.
By David Marcus
....Greek Tragedy Strikes Again
In retrospect, it’s remarkable that Comey’s spectacular hubris may have been the hinge that ironically thrust Trump to the presidency. In his effort to appear more than fair, he may have swung an election to the man who would ultimately expose him and destroy his legacy....
....Comey released his information about Weiner’s laptop for one main reason: to protect the future Clinton administration. We had a hint of this before. Now we can see it is blatantly true. It’s a disgraceful misuse of his office. The only solace we can take is that karma and irony are alive and well. And Trump’s election has exposed Comey’s perfidy.
karma and irony are alive and well
Stormy Is A RepublicanReplyDelete
Should I Run For President ?
....“This didn’t start with a political agenda,” she told the Tribune on Saturday afternoon as she lounged on a seat of her tour bus in a parking lot in Rosemont. “I think it’s really funny that most people don’t even know that I’m Republican.
“They make it political in the same way that they have to put porn star in front of my name,” she added. “If I was a librarian, it wouldn’t be: Librarian Stormy Daniels.”....
George Davenport Sr.
The libs are in love with a republican
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Michael Woiwood ·
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
it would be Porn Star librarian: Story Daniels.
How many librarians are named Stormy?
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Cheryl Overmyer Gulasey
All future stories to lead with, " Republican Stormy Daniels"........
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Michael Woiwood ·
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Republican Porn Star Stormy Daniels
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Ryan Montgomery ·
Portland State University
There are lots of librarians. It's very unusual to act in porn, much less be a porn star. How dumb is this broad?
Think of it:ReplyDelete
A Blog that spans the Pacific, with reporting from the Mid-Pacific!
An Australian Pub that spans the Pacific!
The Big Whine Doubles Down on Dumb
DougSun Jun 17, 11:04:00 PM EDT
Refusing to either read that part of the report, or listen to Shapiro, Quirk doubles down on proving how full of MSM Shit he is.
The Big Whine continues his mindless rant about the 'MSM', some strange entity he refuses to specifically name, one that's only purpose is to get Trump. The nature of the rant shows what a political hack Doug actually is.
1. The only assumption I can make from Doug's constant whine is that the MSM is some vague entity dreamed up in the conspiratorial miasma of his thoughts, like the 'deep state' conspiracy and others, something he just knows is there but can't quite put his finger on otherwise why after two years has he refused to specifically identify it even though he has been asked to do so numerous times? You ask the question and Doug gets a brain fart and goes offline. The answer must not be part of the daily talking points he receives.
2. The specifics of the MSM seem to be ever changing in Doug's mind; otherwise, why would Doug accuse a media outlet one day and then use something it reports on the next day to make one of his absurd political points?
3. It's obvious the MSM on any specific day is any media that Doug feels is putting out a negative story on Trump or one that contradicts the daily talking points Dougie gets from his minders.
4. Doug eschews reading the MSM(?), that is, when they don't show up positively on his Google searches for reporting that supports his talking points and instead comes up with references to podcasts, Trump cult sites, or other strange sites no one has ever heard of. Then he complains when others don't share his fascination with the bizarre and outre.
5. Specific to his current rant, Doug complains that I won't listen to a podcast from some guy I've never heard of. Why? Why would I download a podcast from some site I've never heard of and risk getting a computer virus? It's bad enough when sites like RealClearWorld carry them.
More to the point, if this great podcast 'makes mincemeat' of my arguments, why doesn't Doug simply summarize the guys arguments and put them up here for everyone to view? Does he lack to the attention span to remember a single sentence? Does he lack the ability to take someone's arguments and put them into his own words? What is Doug's problem(s)?
6. Then Doug, citing the IG report, condemns all the leaking from the FBI to the press. He says its all part of the deep state conspiracy to get Trump and 'overturn an election'. Oh, my.
a. What Doug doesn't notice and certainly doesn't mention about those comments on the FBI leaks he posted from the IG report is that they are not specific. There is no mention of what they were on or what the intent was except in some cases personal gain.
b. Doug automatically assumes all the leaks were put out there were to hurt Trump. This is observably an irrational assumption. First, there are 35,000 people working for the FBI. Why would anyone assume they are all out to get Trump? Well, we know in Doug's case but I'm talking about why any rational person would do it.
c. In fact, the most publicized leaks have been used by the Trumpkins to concoct some of their most persistent conspiracy theories. The WaPo reporting on the Strzok/Page memos. The NYT reporting on the informant the FBI used in the early investigation. Hell, it was the NYT that first revealed the news about the Clinton email server back in 2016. Trump cites these sources all the time. He uses them constantly, especially the NYT, to get his messages out despite calling them an 'enemy of America'.
Time to get specific Dougie. Which leaks are you concerned about? Please list?
Why are you only concerned about leaks to the "MSN"? Why not leaks to the Daily Caller? Why aren't you concerned about Sinclair broadcasting putting out daily scripts to its tens of thousands of local television stations pushing the Trump propaganda? Why aren't you complaining about FOX or Rush Limbaugh propagating stories based on the leaks that are coming out? Why is it that only stories negative to Trump are called 'leaks' and everything supporting him is just fine? Why is it only FBI leaks you are concerned about? What about Inspector Gadgets midnight runs to the White House to get information to leak to the press? What about his memos stating classified info? What about the leaks coming out of Congress? What about the leaks coming out of the White House and the conspiracy theories they concoct?
Why is that you little putz?
Hell, we know why Doug. It's the concerted effort that's been put on for the last two years by Trump, his butt boys in Congress and the administration and the media, and mindless drones like you to diminish and discredit the Mueller investigation. Hell, how many thousands of tweets has Trump put out trying to do the same thing. Calling Nunes Chairman of the Intelligence Committee is an oxymoron. His sole job 100% of the time is to act as a Trump Butt boy. Sinclair Broadcasting is the US equivalent of Pravda, Fox News that of Izvestia. No wonder Trump loves them. And, oh yea, and then we have the useful idiots like you putting out your whining on blogs and other websites.
Spare us the bullshit you little twerp and specifically answer the questions I've listed.
What's really got Trump mad is that there are no leaks coming out of the Mueller investigation. He lives on counter punching and right now all he is doing is shadow boxing. Gotta be frustrating for him.
The only thing we see from Mueller is the occasional indictment or the addition of new charges.
The tension must be terrible for Trump and his minions.
Yeah, Dougie, you little twerp, you little putz, you political hack, you Big Whine, ANSWER !ReplyDelete
The Quirkster gets an 8.25 on the 1 to 10 Rant Scale for that particular effort.
About his usual score, folks, from my tracking. A solid effort, but not nearly his best, but well enough done to win some accolades.
When I'm confused about claims, and counter-claims, I go to The Canada Free Press.ReplyDelete
Here's the real story on migrant children separated from parents
Summary: It's mostly b.s. and just another attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Trump Administration.
This from a reputable foreign source, folks.
50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive ListDelete
"Don't believe everything you read"
When I think of the globally respected and widely used Rant Scale in conjunction with Quirk, I often find myself thinking of it as Q's Knight Errant Scale.Delete
Never have come across a fellow that more often mistakes windmills for dragons, giants and such than The Quirkster....
"Don't believe everything you read"
I agree with that.
Here's am article from Snopes that agrees with you about anti-Trump fake news.
The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas
My favorite was the one that alleged Crayola did away with the 'dandelion' color because of pressure from Trump who was afraid kids were using it to draw pictures of him.
As Snopes indicated there are any number of lists that outline the lies and misrepresentations of Trump.
Lyin' Donald: 101 Of Trump's Greatest Lies
Note this list was published back in 2016. The WaPo has documented thousands since. One of the majors, it may also be the WaPo, puts out a running list of his lies and other B.S. each week.
There is really no point to these lists for anyone who reads Trump's daily tweets, listens to his speeches and pressers, or takes note of his quotes. The man is an open book to anyone who will see.
I don't read The Washington Post (Compost).Delete
Every time I try now I always get the "your number of free reads is up" and asks that I subscribe to the rag, which I will not do.
It's the same with the Wall Street Urinal and The New York Grimes, for me.
I don't see how they get many readers.
Who needs 'em ?
Right. Especially when you have AT to tell you what to think.
If you believe much of anything you read in The Huffington Post, and Politico, which your article quotes as sources, I have compassion for you, dear sufferer.Delete
The practical question is:Delete
Who can scream "LIAR !!" louder
I am not betting against The Donald.
I do agree with you on the WaPo though.
Now, the NYT is a bit different. They have the same policy as the WaPo but if you are nimble and quick (and don't panic) you can read the articles you really want to read.
There is enough lag before the Times gives you the message saying you are out of free articles that if you do the following...
1. Click on the article
2. Right click and hit 'Select All'
3. Right click again and hit 'Copy'
Then copy it into Word or some other word processing program.
You have to be quick but if you are interested in a particular article it works.
The WSJ is a little tougher but if you take time to meditate, take a deep breath before starting and don't panic, you can pick up a lot of their articles.
The WaPo is tough. I've only managed it there once or twice.
BOOM: Bezos Worth $141,900,000,000 -- Nearly $50B More Than Bill Gates!Delete
Workers at WASH POST demand raise....DRUDGE
Hundreds of Washington Post employees sign apetition slamming billionaire owner Jeff Bezos' 'shocking pay practices', asking for 'fair wages' and urging him to 'share the wealth'
More than 400 Washington Post employees signed a petition addressed to owner Jeff Bezos pointing out what they call unfair employment practices
The petition calls for 'fair wages; fair benefits for retirement, family leave and health care; and a fair amount of job security'
The petition noted that within the last year, 'the Post has doubled the number of digital subscriptions and increased its online traffic by more than half'
Now the staff is asking for Bezos to step up and, in addition to creating wealth, to 'share it with the people who helped you create it'
The message asked readers and viewers to share it, if in agreement, using the hashtags #DearJeffBezos and #OneYearLater
Bezos, who is also the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, could not immediately be reached for comment on the petition
Heh, what a gas.
Hey, Quirk, thanks for those tips.Delete
I will give it a try !
COMEY UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATIONReplyDelete
6:53 PM 06/18/2018
Justin Caruso | Senior Media Reporter
Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday.
He is specifically under investigation for his handling of memos he wrote about interactions with President Trump while FBI director.
Grassley: "Is the IG investigating Comey's handling of his memos about Trump?"
Horowitz: "Yes, we're investigating it and will produce a report on it."
11:43 AM - Jun 18, 2018
“Comey said he did not expect a report on his handling of classified information because, ‘That’s frivolous.’ I don’t happen to think that it is frivolous,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing Monday.
“Question number one, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of his memo and does that include the classification issues, and should Mr. Comey expect a report when it’s complete?” Grassley asked. (RELATED: ‘Carrying Water For A Political Party’ — Tucker Gets Heated With Former US Attorney Over Spygate)
“We received a referral on that from the FBI. We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are — a report that’s consistent and takes those into account,” Horowitz responded.
It's unfortunate the IG deals only with FBI issues otherwise the second question would have to...
“Question number two, Mr. Horowitz, are you investigating the handling of classification issues by Inspector Gadget, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (giggle). Sorry, every time I think of Nunes being associated with anything having to with intelligence I have to laugh" continued Mr. Grassley.
I attempted to politely begin a meaningful conversation with my wife this morning on the problematic subject of the secession of Idaho and Montana and Wyoming from the USA.ReplyDelete
She said I was a traitor.
I politely asked where in the Constitution is leaving the Union prohibited ?
She said I was a traitor.
I offed the analogy of a polite divorce proceeding.
She said I was really a traitor.
I asked how is it that one generation can bind another generation 20 generations in the future to a certain way of living and doing things.Delete
She said I was a traitor.
I offered the example of Brexit.
I gave up.
I gave up, finding her attitude problematic and offensive.Delete
And rational, something that always irritates you.
Rationality breaks down.
One is left to go with and depend upon one's experience.
How many times do I have to repeat these deep philosophical contraceptions ?
I just tried to get this:ReplyDelete
Why Iran Will Choose to Negotiate With Trump Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington Post
from the Compost.
No can dooey, here.
Geez, Bob, man up. You're an English major. I specifically told you can't do it with the WaPo, at least not direct.
Sometimes the articles will get reprinted by the people running your browser home page, MSN for instance. If you click on one of those it's a crap shoot but you should be able to pull up an article about half the time.
The Democrats just want to bring in the unwashed millions because they will vote for the Democrats.ReplyDelete
I find this disgusting.
In the long run our constitutional Republic may be doomed.
Further, if the people in Central America are truly fleeing danger and oppression, as some may be, Mexico is the closest place of refuge, or Panama, or whatever is next door.Delete
What they are doing coming here is 'best country hunting'.
NEVER trust SNOPES -ReplyDelete
Snopes Betrays Bias With Anti-Gun Meme Defense
Posted at 2:00 pm on June 18, 2018 by Tom Knighton
....In other words, Snopes doesn’t want to hurt the anti-gun narrative, so it won’t confirm that an anti-gunner’s sign was a blatant lie.
So much for actually checking facts, right? Not that this is new. Snopes has become well-known in some circles for its preference for advancing political narratives over the actual truth. While it may still be good to go with regarding internet rumors, urban legends, and the like, the truth is that it’s not a trustworthy source when it comes to anything remotely political.
As such, I’m inclined not to use Snopes for anything. Anyone stupid enough to publish this “defense” of the original poster deserves nothing less than ridicule and scorn.
Read of the DayReplyDelete
Crowd yells in horror as circus bear jumps off skateboard, attacks handler...Drudge
Free The Bears
Expect some real fighting between the Vietnamese and the Chinese in the next few months. The forces are being moved about as I type.
At last count there are three self described commie countries left in the world....China, Vietnam and Cuba.
Two out of the three will soon be exchanging gunfire again, an animosity continual for hundreds of years.
The one world commie government of old horror dreams seems not to be much of a danger now.
The proper and fair solution to all these Mexicans and others surging into the USA is to ship them all to the Vatican in Rome and let them deal with it.ReplyDelete
They are responsible for it.
It's one thing to teach against abortion, which is really quite logical, but an altogether other thing to have taught all this time against birth control. It's this teaching that has led to this disaster, in great measure.
Let that moron Pope Francis deal with it.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio speaks Spanish too.
Let him deal with it.
Let him bounce the babies on his lap.
The news is saturated with this sad situation today.Delete
Blame the idiot Catholic Church.
For the first time in history, Amazon cracked the top 10 of the Fortune 500 list on May 21, alongside corporate behemoths Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Exxon Mobil and, of course, Walmart.ReplyDelete
With revenue of $177.87 billion, as of Fortune's last list release, Amazon placed eighth on this year's list of America's largest companies. That's up four spots from its rank last year as No. 12.
Amazon made its debut at No. 492 on the Fortune 500 back in 2002, the same year its biggest competitor Walmart first landed in the No. 1 spot. Amazon has since quickly gained on, and nearly caught up with, Walmart.
Nice work Sam. Whatever support you need, I'll be happy to provide. Let us know when you are open for business. I think I can link the EB post archive to help with the transition.ReplyDelete
Show him how to get rid of the Google Junk at the top of the page!Delete
(I used to know how to do it before terminal decline set in.)Delete
Good luck, Sam. I will do my best to lurk and support.ReplyDelete
Let the transition begin!ReplyDelete
I shall be there !Delete
Lisa Page's dear old dad:
Steve says he’s retired, but he’s been reaching out to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to try to reboot his career. Like too many members of mainstream media, a prominent reason he wants to be a reporter is to “continually bash” President Trump and write “whacky things” about him.
@maddow Love love your show. I would love to be a reporter so I can continually bash Trump for his lies, non-promises, and stupidness.
— Policy Expert (@stevebpage) December 21, 2016
@maddow You really need to hire me. I am the best researcher ever. I can help you write whacky things about our whacko president.
— Policy Expert (@stevebpage) February 1, 2017
Lisa’s father also thinks Comey should sue Trump for “harassment.”
@maddow Liar Trump on tapes. Rachel, please suggest to Comey to sue Trump for harassment as that was job harassment. i wrote policies on it
— Policy Expert (@stevebpage) June 22, 2017
QuirkMon Jun 18, 02:38:00 AM EDTDelete
And Page wasn't bad looking either.
(Well, although the teeth were a little large.)
June 19, 2018ReplyDelete
The IG Report: They're Guilty, but It's Okay
By Tom Trinko
The IG report is really Comey 2.0. Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay. Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on the Hillary email whitewash.
The IG report on the Clinton email investigation is proof positive that the entire DC justice establishment is corrupt; that they view themselves as rulers not public servants.
First we were told that Comey was a straight shooter whom we could trust. Then we were told the same about Mueller, Rosenstein, and now the IG. Yet in every case we’ve discovered that they are biased political actors who put the interests of the Deep State and the Democratic Party ahead of their sworn duty to uphold the law. It’s time for all conservatives to acknowledge that there are few if any honest people at the top levels of the FBI or the DoJ.
Not surprisingly highly biased people will resort to big lies to protect their power and the big government ideology they embrace.
The big lie in the Comey report was that because Hillary supposedly had no intent to mishandle classified data there was no crime. Yet a Navy seaman who demonstrated no intent to mishandle classified data was sent to prison. Further, the law says that intent is not a requirement....
Americans Need Plain Sight: The IG Report Hides the TruthReplyDelete
Justin O. Smith
Something evil is coursing through the halls of our government and in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation these days. More
FBI director: We’re going to hold everyone in the IG report accountable by, er, boring themDelete
ED MORRISSEY Jun 19, 2018 12:01 PM
“In-depth focused training” to do … what?
Same old, same old.
Where did Trump come up with this smooth turd ?
I recall when Trish used to talk of Colombia -ReplyDelete
June 19, 2018
Buried news: Colombia's poor rejected socialism, big time, out of a credible fear of 'another Venezuela'
By Monica Showalter
Sunday's election of a hardcore conservative in Colombia has left the media elites and their pundits befuddled.
Some are calling Ivan Duque, the 41-year-old new conservative president-elect a "populist" as if to suggest that both President Trump and the late unlamented Venezuelan strongman, Hugo Chávez, are all dreadful peas in the same pod. Others are speculating that Colombia elected another Emmanuel Macron, as if France's youthful, namby-pamby president amounted to a comparable sea change to what this election represents. We heard of the new president summed up as "pro-business" by the Wall Street Journal, as if that was all he meant to voters, and more pointedly still, summed up as "right-wing" by Agence France-Presse and National Public Radio, both of which are clearly displeased. He's also been accused of being a "puppet" of former president Alvaro Uribe, the country's Reagan-like leader from 2002-2010, who put terrorists on the run and changed Colombia's reputation from night-haunted hellhole to success story, even a vacation paradise. The press dutifully spread the puppet stuff far and wide.
The best story I saw comes from a local, on-the-ground source. Here's Colombia Report's headline: "Iconic Medellin slum votes Duque to avoid 'another Venezuela.'"
Medellín at La Sierra. Image by Monica Showalter.
Now the clarity comes. Poor people voted for a genuine conservative out of terror of becoming another Venezuela, because they know what it is up close. And yes, those are the vaunted poor who for years we have been hearing are so poor that they can vote only for candidates who offer to shovel the most pork. They didn't. And it wasn't even close. Duque won against his opponent, socialist ex-guerrilla and former Hugo Chávez admirer Gustavo Petro, by a margin of about 54-42, according to the New York Times.
That didn't merit any headlines from larger news sources?
It gets worse for the press, because the Colombia Reports story is chock-full of on-the-ground shoe-leather reporting illustrating just that from the poor: an absolutely clear-eyed rejection of socialism, based on the example coming, and coming, out of Venezuela:
"You know what everyone's saying," said Teresita Alvarez, 63, as she walked to the polling station with her daughter and granddaughter.
"He [Petro] could bring Colombia down – he could make it like Venezuela. No one here wants that."
Strangely, both Teresita and her 36-year-old daughter, Liliana, who have always lived in La Sierra, voted for centrist Sergio Fajado the first time round. Their second vote was a massive swing to the right.
Builder Alex Gutierrez, 40, picked Duque for the same reasons.
"We've seen the problems with Venezuela. We don't want to risk that happening here," he said........
Sam. Great start. Love the header.
I admire you for taking this on. Best of luck to you.
THE FIX WAS INReplyDelete
Clinton Emails: What the IG Report Refuses to Admit
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
June 19, 2018 1:29 PM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a church service at the Christian Cultural Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 3, 2016. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
The fix was in.
Despite the sprawl of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s 568-page report on the Clinton-emails investigation, there is precious little discussion of the most important issue: The Justice Department and FBI’s rationale for declining to prosecute Hillary Clinton. I believe this is intentional. The inspector general’s message is: “Despite pervasive political bias and investigative irregularities, which I have comprehensively documented, rest assured that nothing too terrible happened here.”
That silver-lining version of this dark spectacle could not have survived a searching analysis of the decision not to indict.
In explaining themselves to the IG, Obama Justice Department and FBI officials contended that the make-or-break issue in the case was whether they could prove mens rea — criminal state of mind. In this instance....
The fix ?
I do not think our Founding Fathers were intent on setting up a system unalterable from 'sea to shining sea' and beyond, to Hawaii and Alaska, unalterable forever.Delete
If they were, I disagree with them.
An amicable divorce is nearly always best....
Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI buildingReplyDelete
There goes Pete.
Will Rufus Outlive Us All ?
Moderate drinking teaches heart cells how to toughen up....DRUDGE
Biblical Discussion GroupReplyDelete
Mike6 Knockando • 6 hours ago
Martin Luther did not like homos.
He would have never voted for muslim Obama or lying Hillary.
Sleazy Sex Games and Dirty Politics in the Southern Baptist Convention
Robert Oscar Lopez
The Southern Baptists are in a state of severe crisis. I was on the floor to see it all unfold. More
The truth is, Martin would not have voted at all.
When the rubber done hit the road, Martin sided with the Princes.
California Senate panel moves to restrict police use of forceReplyDelete
BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
June 19, 2018 11:12 AM
Updated 1 hour 48 minutes ago
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would restrict the circumstances under which California police officers could use deadly force.
Assembly Bill 931, which would raise the standard for lethal use of force from “reasonable” to “necessary,” passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on an initial vote of 5-1.
It was the first hearing for the controversial measure, which has raised sharp objections from law enforcement groups that contend it would put officers’ lives in danger. Under the bill, deadly force could be justified only if there were no reasonable alternatives.
“We ask officers to run toward danger and sacrifice their safety,” Cory Salzillo of the California State Sheriffs’ Association said. It would be “unfair” to ask them to do so when an after-the-fact analysis might undermine their actions in the field, he added.
Supporters filled the committee room, many of them carrying pictures of friends and family members who had been killed by police. Several lawmakers expressed that the bill was necessary to address a deeper problem of racism in policing.
“It always blows me away that law enforcement only fear for their life when they are facing black and brown people,” Sen. Steve Bradford, D-Gardena, said.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, introduced AB 931 in April, after the death of Stephon Clark in south Sacramento. Clark was shot 20 times in his backyard by police officers who said they thought the cellphone in his hand was a gun......
Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under FBI Investigation at Any Time in 2015-2016ReplyDelete
The entire ‘FBI investigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.
No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.
Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.
Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.
FBI's shit don't stink!
Obamaa Justice was scandal free.
What 'deep state' ?
BobTue Jun 19, 06:24:00 PM EDT
Jail that little slime bucket RosensteinReplyDelete
Impeach Rod Rosenstein
....But Congress has a third option for contempt: It can jail someone until he produces the testimony or documents sought. The advantage here is that Congress can do this all on its own. The last time Congress used contempt to jail was in 1934, when the Senate arrested, tried and then sentenced former Assistant Commerce Secretary William P. MacCracken Jr. to 10 days for allowing the removal and destruction of papers he’d been subpoenaed to produce.
You have to go back even further for the last time Congress impeached an executive-branch official. In 1876, Congress accused Secretary of War William Belknap of using his office for private gain. But if Sally Yates as deputy attorney general could cite the 1799 Logan Act, which no American has ever been convicted of violating, to intervene in the Mike Flynn case, surely Congress needn’t be shy about its Article I constitutional power to impeach.
The obstruction of Justice and the FBI appears rooted in the mistaken idea that they are somehow above the elected representatives of the American people. While Mr. Rosenstein has referred to congressional talk of impeaching him as “extortion,” Mr. Wray, in his statement to a press conference outlining steps to fix the FBI, conspicuously made no mention of better cooperation with Congress....
Damn good idea.
Put him in the same cell as Manafort.
Sort of even things up.
Entry into Idawyotana will be denied Rosenstein even if he has a valid USA passport.Delete
Yes, there's always more -Delete
The creepy FBI backstory to explain why the OIG's conclusion was so wimpy - 6/19/18
Why was the OIG report so mealy-mouthed in its conclusions, given the 500 pages of damning evidence it laid out? The American Spectator has a good theory. More
The American Spectator has an important piece, arguing that the same dynamic seems to be at work in the inspector general's report. The mealy-mouthed conclusions it reaches, after a mountain of evidence laid out suggesting something sinister, is likely because DoJ officials are afraid of the FBI, argues David Catron, in his piece titled "Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You." He writes:......
Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You
June 18, 2018, 12:05 am
The OIG is infected by a far more dangerous disease than political bias — fear.
Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks - 6/19/18ReplyDelete
Joshua Schulte has also been charged for having 10,000 images of child pornography on his computer. More
American Thinker is the only site I know giving this stuff its due -ReplyDelete
June 19, 2018
Americans Need Plain Sight: The IG Report Hides the Truth
By Justin O. Smith
The FBI brass must have needed hazmat suits to scrub DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on agency misconduct in the 2016 elections, since the evidence of high crimes at the highest level of government was abundant. The truth is being hidden, by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the result is a sort of fiction representative of something out of George Orwell's '1984.' So, we must do everything within our power to force the issue, quite contrary to status quo voices in government and the media, who are not representing the U.S. Constitution and its objectives based on our founding virtues. We must, in fact, hold these perpetrators, in the FBI, the DOJ, and elsewhere within the government, accountable for illegally conspiring to prevent Donald Trump from winning the election and afterwards trying to unseat him from power.
The five-hundred page IG report was released to Congress on June 12, 2018, and it barely scrapes the surface. It doesn't really reveal anything that the American people were not already aware had occurred. I made note of the Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texts in January 2018, just as the IG report recently did.
As reported by John Bowden on June 14, at The Hill, Page texted Strzok in August 2016 and asked, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?" "No. No he won't," Strzok responded.
Why are these two FBI agents still working for the FBI?
And yet, in regards to investigative decisions by FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, the lead investigator on the Clinton email case and the Russia investigation, and Lisa Page, an FBI attorney, Inspector General Michael Horowitz incredibly offers us that there was "no evidence that the conclusions by the prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations."
Radio host Mark Levin really put things in their proper perspective, on Thursday June 14, when he spoke with Fox News personality Sean Hannity and observed that the "cabal" of Strzok, Page, FBI Director James Comey, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and others intentionally tried to sabotage Donald Trump's run for president and worked to protect Hillary Clinton from indictment. Levin further explained to Sean Hannity, as he observed:
"I went through this major report here. I see several things. Number one, out of all the texts, all the documents, all the emails that have been reviewed. You know what's interesting, Sean? There is not a single pro-Trump text. There's not a single anti-Hillary text. There's not a single pro-Trump senior FBI official. There's not a single anti-Hillary FBI official. This was a cabal. And what these people had as their purpose, to interfere with a presidential election."
Among several other important items, the report also gives Hillary Clinton a pass on the mishandling of Top Secret information, even though it's unfathomable that any career government official would not realize that an insecure system was not any place for those conversations......
Labour wanted the votes, same as the Democrats here -ReplyDelete
Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser
Labour threw open Britain's borders to mass immigration to help socially engineer a "truly multicultural" country, a former Government adviser has revealed.
Tom Whitehead By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor6:42PM BST 23 Oct 2009
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.
Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s....
hoot hoot hoot
Mr. Straw is a real man of the people.
Jack Straw was born in Buckhurst Hill in Essex, the son of Walter Arthur Whitaker Straw, an insurance salesman, and Joan Sylvia Gilbey. After his father left the family, Straw was brought up by his mother on a council estate in Loughton. Known to his family as John, he started calling himself Jack while in school, in reference to Jack Straw, one of the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Straw is of 1/8th Jewish descent (his maternal grandfather's mother came from an Eastern European Jewish family). Straw himself is a Christian.
Jack Straw was educated at Brentwood School and the University of Leeds. He graduated with a 2:2 degree in Law. He was alleged by the Foreign Office to have disrupted a student trip to Chile to build a youth centre. They branded him a "troublemaker acting with malice aforethought."
In 1966, he was elected as chair of Leeds University Union Labour Society by a majority consisting largely of members of the Leeds University Union Communist Society who had joined Labour Society immediately before the Annual General Meeting. Led by Straw, Labour Society disaffiliated itself from the Labour Party and changed its name to the Leeds University Union Socialist Society.
Straw was then elected president of the Leeds University Union. At the 1967 National Union of Students (NUS) Conference, he unsuccessfully ran for office in the NUS. In April 1968, he stood unsuccessfully for election as NUS President, to be defeated by Trevor Fisk. However, he was elected as NUS President in 1969, holding this post until 1971. In 1971, he was elected as a Labour councillor in the London Borough of Islington, a position he held until 1978.
A motion of Leeds University Union Council in 2000 removed Jack Straw's life membership of the Union and removed his name from the Presidents' Board, citing his support for asylum and immigration bill and limits to trial by jury and legal aid. In 2007 the Union Council reinstated his life membership and place on the Presidents' Board.
Straw subsequently qualified as a barrister at Inns of Court School of Law, practising criminal law for two years from 1972 to 1974. He is a member of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and remains active in lecturing to fellow members and students....
I don't see that "Jack" has ever lifted a hay bale.Delete
Members of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple don't do stoop labor.Delete
Lisa Page leaked to reporters.
We have no idea whether these leaks were pro or anti Trump.
Mueller had no idea of Page's political leanings at the outset of his investigation.
...or those of all the rest of the rabid Hillary acolyltes he appointed.
What are the odds?Delete
Thanks for all that up thread, Deuce. And, everyone else. Yeah, it's under construction at the moment. Not sure how all this is going to work out because I don't spend much time on this stuff overall.ReplyDelete
Quirk, I want to make you a co-author. If you're cool with that Deuce can send me your email.
You treat that as an order, Quirk.Delete
That's an order !
TONY PERKINS: SESSIONS TALKING TO LAWMAKERS ABOUT USING DNA TESTS TO VERIFY PARENTS OF IMMIGRANT CHILDRENReplyDelete
12:18 AM 06/20/2018
Kerry Picket | Reporter
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement Tuesday after interviewing Sessions on his radio show Washington Watch.
“Sessions is talking to congressional members and is hoping for a legislative fix. The AG wants an immigration policy that is just, fair and enforceable. They talked about making sure that these really are the parents of these kids,” Perkins said.
He continued, “They are looking at how to use DNA tests in the field to verify they are parents and not traffickers. The reality is if American parents put their kids through what these immigrant parents have done to their kids — they would be charged with child abuse.”
Around 12,000 children are currently in the custody of Health and Human Services after entering the United States. According to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen, 10,000 of the 12,000 children in the care of HHS arrived in the U.S. as unaccompanied minors.
“We know for a fact that a lot of adults taking children along are not related to them. [They] could be muggers. They could be human traffickers. It’s a very unhealthy dangerous thing and it needs to end. We need to return to a good lawful system,” Sessions told Perkins on his broadcast.
The Daily Caller sent an inquiry to the Justice Department asking about Perkins’ assertion regarding the idea for DNA tests in the field and is waiting on a response.
Man killed two women in Miami, dumped bodies on street, police sayDelete
BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND CHARLES RABIN
June 18, 2018 10:07 PM
Updated 9 hours 30 minutes ago
A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been charged with killing two women in Miami over the past three months and dumping their bodies on the street, police announced Monday.
Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, was arrested Saturday morning for the murders of Ann Farrin, 41, and Neidy Roche, 39. Both women, police said, were prostitutes.
Farrin's body was found by paramedics Wednesday morning in the 3000 block of Northwest 25th Avenue, between Northwest 38th Street and Northwest 37th Street. Hernandez-Caseres told police he had picked Farrin up in his car for the purpose of paying her for sex, but sometime during intercourse, he became "enraged" and punched her in the throat and neck.
Surveillance footage taken at the time shows a black vehicle coming to a stop between Northwest 38th Street and Northwest 37th Street. The driver gets out, removes a body from the passenger side and leaves it on the sidewalk....
By the way, Laura Ingraham is a really really good person.ReplyDelete
I watched Don Lemon for 5 minutes and puked.Delete
Some other black asshole and he were going on about how racist Trump is for doing the same thing that Obama did on the border.
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