December 12, 2019

Naming Names: It's Time to Name and Shame the Partisan Liars Who Attacked the American Democracy with Lies for Three Years

—Ace of Spades

Alexthechick (hey I know her!) wrote on Twitter:

Let us review: The Steele dossier was used as the central basis for the FISA warrants, just as the crazies said and as the Super Duper Experts Who Are Totally Plugged In To All Kinds Of Access mocked.


The Steele dossier was full of lies and rumors and rumors of lies and not a thing in it was verified see re: rumor lies, just as the crazies said and as the How Dare You Insult The Integrity Of The Rank And File Of The FBI *bald eagle screech* caterwauled


Donald Trump was put under surveillance, just as the crazies said and as the Eyeroll Sure You Would Believe Anything You Cult 45 Member Plebe sneered

I hate being wrong. I hate humiliating myself in public by being wrong in public. When it happens, which it does because the Universe is fond of teaching me much needed humility, I go back and stop and think about how and why I was wrong so it doesn't happen again.

When I get fundamental premises about a situation completely wrong, I go back and review my premises. Why? It is not only because I hate to be wrong. It is because that is what you do if you are a thinking human being who cares about your own intellectual integrity.

To date, the only person who has made any public statement and apology about the crazies being right and he being wrong is Andrew McCarthy. Again, there may be others that I did not see but he is the only one in my awareness.

Years and years of sneering and smearing of people and not so subtle statements of we know things you don't and that's why we know, with absolute certainty, that you are crazies for doubting the integrity of the FBI whose agents gave false testimony in death penalty cases

Let us name names. Jonah Goldberg. David French and do not let him gaslight you otherwise. Bill Kristol. Pick a Bulwark writer. All of them were not only wrong but desperately wrong. They should be completely humiliated to have made the statements they've made. They are not.


People are calling for consequences for the actions of those who spent years being both desperately wrong and nastily so. There should be no need for that. If these Men Of Supreme Integrity Just Ask US were what they claimed to be, they would remove themselves from positions.

And yet. And yet, I have seen no sign of any possible recognition that they did a single thing wrong. Mayhap I missed it, and if so, my sincere apologies. But I do not think I did. It is thus reasonable to rub their noses in the filth they made and state bad dog! Bad! /fin

She calls for naming names.

Senator Chuck Grassley says, Hold muh beer, Alex.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:50 PM Comments



Exit Polls: UK Conservatives Absolutely Crush Labour, Projected to Win an Outright Majority of House Seats

—Ace of Spades

It's now being reported that exit polls say that the Conservatives will win 368 seats. The House of Parliament has 650 seats, so my math says that 325+1 is enough for a majority.

Exit polls, more like BREXIT POLLS, am I right?

Although there are still Conservative defectors/traitors who join Labor and the Lib Dems as Remainers, if the Tories really have that many votes, they can afford to lose some.

Note that usually a majority coalition must be formed, striking agreements with minor-party candidates to cobble together a coalition of 326.

But the polls suggest that not only will the Conservatives have a majority -- a rarity in the UK -- but a "huge" majority.

Boris Johnson is on course to secure a huge Tory majority in the Commons, according to the exit poll.

The joint Sky/BBC/ITV poll gives the Tories 368 seats with Labour on 191, the SNP on 55 and LibDems 13. The Tory majority is projected to be 86.

Followers of the disgracefully antisemitic and pro-terrorist (actually pro-terrorist) Labour leader and socialist Jeremy Corbyn have butthurt and assmad:

"I expected something but I didn't expect it that bad," was another.

One young man said: "Corbyn's got to go if the results are that bad."


Sargon of Akkad, joined by Mauler, is live vlogging the results.

They just said that a Labour idiot claimed "We won the argument, if not the vote."

Are you sure about that.

Also, a bit of caution: 65 races are considered too close to call. Obviously, that is a lot of seats that could go either way.

Note: In the graph below, Nigel Farage's Brexit Party stood down in any areas in which a seat might be lost due to his party getting votes. That is, he was all-in for Brexit and not his party, and so didn't campaign anywhere were he might play spoiler to a Brexit win.

That's why he's at zero, I imagine.

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Virginia Democrats: We're Coming For Your Guns, and We'll Mobilize the National Guard to Take Them

—Ace of Spades

Many counties in Virginia have declared themselves "sanctuary counties" where local police would not enforce state gun control laws.

Sounds fine, right? I mean, the left has hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions where they don't enforce federal or state immigration laws.

But no, of course not; this is yet another case of Progressive Privilege. They get to declare sanctuary zones.

But if you do so, they'll literally threaten to mobilize the military to crush you.

A lot of those anti-gunners got elected or re-elected to office in the state of Virginia, though. Now, they’re looking to ramp things up against those defiant localities.
Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard.
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White Interlopers: Local Residents and The Wall Street Journal Blame Jews for Their Own Slaughter, Wondering What They're Doing Invading a Black Neighborhood

—Ace of Spades

Let's flash back to when race hustler, slanderer, and racial arsonist -- and now cherished member of the allegedly "mainstream" media -- Al Sharpton sparked a riot against a Jewish owner of a Harlem business by branding him an '"interloper" in a majority-black neighborhood.

The Rev. Al Sharpton apparently referred to the Jewish owner of Freddy's Fashion M art as a "white interloper" in a rally three months before the Harlem massacre, newly revealed tapes show. Speaking at a separate rally, Morris Powell, who later led the protest against the W. 125th St. store, specifically mentioned Freddy's, saying he would not let a "Jewish person" drive black businesses out of Harlem and vowed, "We are going to make that white cracker suffer.

" The tapes, recorded off radio station WWRL by the Jewish Action Alliance, were at odds with statements made by the men in the wake of Friday's massacre, in which seven innocent victims and the gunman-arsonist died. Sharpton, who also was video-taped meeting with protesters Dec. 2, has said he was a mediator in the dispute over a black church's plans to evict the black-owned Record Shack so Freddy's could expand. He also has said he was unaware of any racial or anti-Semitic statements made in the dispute, which he has characterized simply as an argument over a lease. Powell has denied claims by clothing store owner Fred Harari and a black Freddy's employe killed in the massacre that he and other protesters made anti-Semitic remarks and threats in front of the clothing store. Yet in a tape of a broadcast from a Sept. 9 rally, Sharpton said, "I want to make it clear to the radio and audience and to you here that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th St.

" Sharpton does not name Freddy's but mentions the lease dispute and calls his audience's attention to "brother Sikhulu," referring to the Record Shack owner, Sikhulu Shange. In a tape recorded at an Aug. 19 rally, Powell said, "We are not going to stand idly by and let a Jewish person come in black Harlem and methodically drive black people out of business up and down 125th St. If we stand for that, we will stand for anything.

" In a tape of a Sept. 23 broadcast rally, both men specifically call for a boycott and protest of Freddy's, according to the tapes. Sharpton and Powell did not respond to repeated attempts to reach them last night. The tapes emerged as Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau empaneled a grand jury to probe the massacre.

Thanks in large part to Al Sharpton's delicate "mediation," a black gunman (sound familiar?) was inspired to shoot up more "interlopers" at the Jewish store, killing seven before taking his own valueless, deplorable life.

On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari's store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation.[7][8] Fire Department officials discovered that the store's sprinkler had been shut down, in violation of the local fire code.[9]

Black hatred of Jews is not new. I remember in the nineties, when I'd ask a then-girlfriend (suuuuper liberal) what was going in in the New York Times, she'd say "blacks and Jews, blacks and Jews." She meant that the New York Times was writing an op-ed every other day trying to "reduce tensions" between blacks and Jews, while also remaining steadfastly ignorant of the point that the actual dangerous "tensions" were to be found almost entirely on one side of the euphemistically-termed "divide."

It wasn't Jews storming into black businesses shooting the place up, nor Jews inciting riots outside of black businesses.

But the media euphemized and euphemized, and, while it complained about antisemitism generally, it could not quite bring itself to chastise a community in which antisemitism was fairly rampant -- and it was rampant in the black community, largely because the community had never been publicly shamed by the media for its antisemitism.

It had just been made excuses for, pretended away, or straight-up justified.

Sound familiar?

And now black radicals target and slaughters Orthodox Jews in just-across-the-river Jersey City, and once again, black residents there are blaming Jews -- and their interloping -- for their own slaughter.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:05 PM Comments

Who Is Case Agent 1?

—Ace of Spades



From that report, written back in May by Mollie Hemingway with additional reporting by Sean Davis, partly restating a New York Times report that grudgingly admitted: spies were deployed against Trump's campaign and administration.

Following months of angry claims by journalists and Democratic operatives that the Obama administration never spied on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, The New York Times admitted Thursday that multiple overseas intelligence assets were deployed against associates of the Republican nominee. It is not the first time the Times has revealed widespread spying operations against the campaign....

Halper was handpicked by a seasoned FBI counterintelligence agent out of the New York office, according to the article. While the Times does not identify the agent by name, the paper says the FBI agent spoke at a conference organized by Halper about a 2010 case involving Russians posing as Americans. The public schedule for a 2011 conference hosted by Halper about the exact same case shows that three FBI counterintelligence agents were invited to speak on the topic.

The three agents publicly identified as speaking at that conference on the topic are George J. Ennis, Jr., Alan E. Kohler, Jr., and Stephen M. Somma. Ennis currently serves as the special agent in charge in the FBI's New York office, according to his LinkedIn profile, and worked closely with Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, a virulent anti-Trump activist whom the president fired in 2017.

The public schedule for a 2014 conference led by Halper shows that Kohler also spoke to the same group about the same Russian case on May 9, 2014....


Real estate records show Kohler relocated to the Washington, D.C. area from Norfolk in July of 2017, shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. When asked whether Kohler had been transferred to the FBI's Washington field office, an FBI representative for that office directed the questions to the FBI headquarters in D.C. The FBI refused to comment when asked whether Kohler had been detailed to work on Mueller’s investigation of Trump or whether he was the agent responsible for deploying Halper against the Trump campaign in 2016.

I know it can't be Alan Kohler, because the FBI just gave him a huge promotion in September, and the FBI surely wouldn't promote a dirty, corrupt cop who deliberately withholds exculpatory information to frame an innocent American citizen.

Plus, when would he have had the opportunity?

He probably didn't even know Stefan Halper or Richard Dearlove (the London end of the conspiracy). Case closed!

INTELLIGENCE SEMINAR EASTER TERM 2014 PROGRAMME

Welcome or welcome back! As in previous terms, the Seminar will provide a
forum for distinguished visiting speakers, the innovative intelligence research
in progress in Cambridge, and discussion. There is usually time in the latter
part of each Seminar for members, if they wish, to mention newly-declassified
documents in the archives and other recent discoveries.

...

The Seminar acknowledges with gratitude financial support from the Mellon
and Trevelyan Funds.

Chris Andrew (cma1001@gmail.com), Peter Martland
(spm14@cam.ac.uk), Stef Halper (hrbsh@aol.com), Sir Richard Dearlove
(Eileen.green@pem.ac.uk), Dan Larsen (drl37@cam.ac.uk) and
Bill Foster (whf21@cam.ac.uk)

...

5-30 pm Friday 9 May

Alan Kohler the FBI representative at the United States Embassy in London will talk about the challenges of modern counter espionage: including the case of Anna Chapman and other Russian illegals.

Well, okay, I guess that's a little suggestive.

But, it's not like this conference that Dearlove, Halper, and Kohler all attended also included Svetlana Lokova, the woman that Halper positioned to act as the Incriminating Russian when he contrived allegations against Flynn.

Date to be announced [Please note time & Whitehall location] 11 am (coffee) for 11-30 to 3-30 pm: joint meeting (including lunch) with British Study Group on Intelligence at the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall (not far from the MOD).

The presentations will cover recent research by Cambridge PhD student
Sventlana Lokova
entitled 'Stalin and his secret Ohkrana files' and Dr Mike
Goodman will talk about his forthcoming history of the Joint Intelligence
Committee. Further details to be circulated.

Whoops. Well, okay, but...

Look, I just know that Christopher Wray told me that despite all the incredible corruption in the FBI, the FBI was still straight as an arrow and not in need of any reform, and I believe him, because if you can't trust a bureaucrat orchestrating a massive cover-up, who can you trust?

But seriously, I don't know who it is. But the universe of people it is likely to be is fairly small. The IG Report tagged him as one of Stefan Halper's handlers.

Ever posts some reason to doubt that Kohler is Case Agent 1: He says the IG report says Case Agent 1 was promoted to SSA in March 2017, but, that, per his understanding, Kohler was already an SSA at this time:

151 Ace, the IG Report states that Case Agent 1 was promoted to SSA in March 2017. Not sure how that works w Kohler bc I had read he already had the Supervisory SA distinction.

Posted by: Ever

Okay, maybe not him. How many handlers could Stefan Halper have?

It could be that Kohler was one of Halper's handlers, but not the corrupt Case Agent 1.

In which case -- who?


BTW, a new nugget we just discovered is that Halper was fired for cause in 2011. How he got back into this mix, we don't know.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:01 PM Comments

Kentucky Judge Accused of Having Threesomes in Judge's Chambers, Pressuring Subordinates Into Having Sex

—Ace of Spades

This is from December 6.

Why haven't you heard of this very clickable story?

Because the judge is a woman and women must be constantly praised and validated.

You know who I blame for this female judge pressuring her subordinates into deviant three-way sex?

I blame The Patriarchy.

That's right -- Democrat Victim Coalition Groups can only learn bad behavior from Republican-Affiliated Oppressers.

If Black Hebrew Israerlites slaughter Jews, that's because they learned it from White Supremacists.

If Judge 3-Inputs pressures lawyers into filling her up like a Twinkie that spent too long in the cream station, well, she learned that from The Patriarchy.

A Kentucky judge has been accused of turning her chambers into a glorified frat house, having a threesome with staffers and allowing employees to get drunk on the job -- all while abusing her power to win re-election, according to reports.

The judge, Dawn Gentry, was hit with nine charges by the state’s Judicial Conduct Commission on Wednesday related to the Animal House antics, Cincinnati.com reported.

The trouble started when Gentry hired her band’s guitar player, Stephen Penrose.

Gentry and Penrose, a former pastor, proceeded to use the courthouse like a swingers' club, investigators allege.

The pair allegedly had a threesome with Gentry’s secretary, Laura Aubrey, according to the paperwork cited by Cincinnati.com.

The judge, who served on a panel to help abused children, also tried to seduce another member of the panel, Katherine Schulz, into having a second threesome, the report said.

Well, okay, she was into the "good kind" of threeways (2F, 1M) and not the sick, disgusting kind.

So I guess The Patriarchy didn't completely corrupt her.

This isn't the first time Dawn Gentry has made the news the past few months.

In October, it was reported that she had her own divorce records sealed in another county.

Trust your Overlord Class! They're the best and brightest and never use their positions for self-enrichment!

Dawn Gentry, a Kenton County Family Court Judge, wanted a divorce but didn’t want anyone to see the details.

The judge and her now ex-husband, who live in Kenton County, filed the divorce in Grant County, which is an hour away.

Then they got the file sealed; no one could read the documents that could be a window into public officials’'conduct. The Enquirer went to court and got a judge to unseal the records.

Divorce records, like most court records, are public by default. That's because all court proceedings are public matters unless a judge puts them under seal by request.

Now, I know everyone's wondering: Is she a 1 or a 0?

Well, based on the picture at that article, she's a 0.

It all depends on the hotness of the staffer she pressures to join the 3-way.

She looks like a Vulcan who's dressing up as an elf for Halloween.

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I will hold you in contempt of my snizz

But bewbs, a commenter objects.

I guess there's something to work with here.

More allegations:

That witness, in her own sworn statement, explained how Gentry's behavior trickled down to the most vulnerable citizens seeking legal help -- abused children.

Clients became bystander victims as tension rose between the attorneys and the judge.

When attorneys didn’t do as Gentry asked, according to the complaints, they got kicked off or resigned from a legal panel that’s designed to give free help to children facing abuse. The attorneys tried to continue work with some clients and quickly transferred others to new attorneys. Gentry "thwarted" the efforts, according to Hummel and a sworn witness statement.

The witness is Katherine Schulz, who resigned from the panel in May. She wrote in her affidavit that she faced the judge's "wrath" when she rebuffed sexual propositions from the judge; she also said she saw others punished for not sufficiently supporting the judge, either politically or by showing up for performances by the judge’s band, South of Cincy.

Hummel said he was pushed out of his job on the panel after 10 years and was replaced by someone who donated quadruple the amount he did to Gentry's campaign. He told The Enquirer the judge later dragged her feet on signing documents that would have helped hundreds of children who were his clients.

The claim is that she pressured this woman to have sex with her own husband, I suppose, maybe?, to help her in her divorce?

Gentry wanted Schulz to seduce her husband in exchange for a higher paying position on the panel, according to the affidavit. Schulz refused, and expressed in the affidavit that she thought it was a joke until it was brought up on multiple occasions.

Schulz believed this was Gentry's way of looking to blame her husband, Brian Gentry, for their divorce.

Schulz alleges that Gentry later pressured her to join her 3-way with her ex-pastor guitarist.

That band must really rock.

The article describes Gentry's use of her power to bully and intimidate people.

It seems like another case of a sociopath seeking political power so that their criminal urges can have the blessing of official imprimatur.

We're seeing a great deal of that, aren't we?


Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:04 PM Comments

"Case Agent 1" Was a Major Driver of Fraud and Abuse in Crossfire Hurricane, "Primarily Responsible" for "Most Significant" Abuses, and Yet, Of Course, Remains an FBI Employee

—Ace of Spades

Chuck Ross dryly notes that it's unclear why Case Agent 1 "committed so many errors."

Errors, yeah.

UNMASK HIM.


The Justice Department inspector general's report on FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign offers a damning assessment of the bureau's handling of the Steele dossier, and its investigation of Carter Page.

Among those deemed "primarily responsible" for the "most significant" errors in the investigation is "Case Agent 1."

The agent, who still works for the FBI, played a key role in several aspects of Crossfire Hurricane, including handling an FBI informant, interviewing a source for the dossier, and applying for warrants to spy on Page.

"Case Agent 1" wore many hats during the Trump-Russia investigation.

The veteran FBI counterintelligence investigator was a handler for Stefan Halper, a Cambridge academic who met covertly with three Trump campaign advisers 2016. Case Agent 1 opened the case file, known as an Electronic Communication, on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in August 2016. He was also the main driver at the FBI for surveillance warrants on Page, and he was put in charge of verifying each strand of evidence included in the documents. He interviewed Page, a former Naval officer, five times in March 2017, and also met in January 2017 with Christopher Steele’s main source for information in the infamous Trump dossier.


Case Agent 1 is also one of the main villains in the Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report on the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe, known as Crossfire Hurricane.

"Case Agent 1 was primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions in the FISA applications," Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, said in a scathing report laying out a series of missteps in the FBI's handling of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications against Page.

Case Agent 1's misdeeds are scattered throughout the inspector general’s (IG) 476-page report. That’s in part because the agent, who is not identified by name, was involved in several aspects of Crossfire Hurricane: opening the case file on Carter Page, handling Halper, filing FISA paperwork, and conducting interviews with investigative targets and witnesses.

...


The agent, who was one of the first FBI agents to join Crossfire Hurricane after it opened on July 31, 2016,

Of course -- they had their list of Ringers and of course they were the first brought in.

... also withheld information that raised questions about the credibility and reliability of Steele and the veracity of his dossier, which alleged a "well-developed conspiracy of cooperation" between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Case Agent 1's roles converged in mid-August 2016, two weeks after the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane.

The IG report says that on Aug. 11, 2016, the agent met with Halper, whom he had handled as an informant since 2011. On Aug. 15, 2016, the agent raised the idea with others at the FBI of applying for a FISA order on Page. He wrote in an email cited in the IG report that there was a "pretty solid basis" to believe that Page was working as an agent of Russia. The suspicion was based on Page’s past business dealings in Russia, a that Page made to Moscow in early July 2016, and his known interactions years earlier with a Russian intelligence officer. FBI lawyers rejected the request to apply for a FISA, saying that there was not probable to believe Page was a Russian agent.


The FBI assessment changed on Sept. 19, 2016, when six memos from Steele found their way to the bureau’s Crossfire Hurricane team. The IG report says that the dossier played a "central and essential" role in resurrecting the FBI push to wiretap Page.

...

Horowitz found the Woods File for the Page FISA applications riddled with errors and omissions.

It is unclear why Case Agent 1 committed so many errors. Horowitz said that IG investigators found no specific evidence that the agent's "pattern of errors" were intentional. But "we also did not find his explanations for so many significant and repeated failures to be satisfactory," the report said.

Horowitz told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he believes the agent still works at the FBI.

...


Perhaps the most egregious omission that Horowitz attributes to Case Agent 1 involves information that one of Steele’s main dossier sources provided agents during interviews in January 2017, shortly after BuzzFeed News published the dossier.

According to the IG report, the FBI tracked down and interviewed the source, who is identified in the report only as "Primary Sub-Source." Case Agent 1 interviewed the individual along with other FBI agents and Justice Department attorneys.

The source’s statements dealt a significant blow to the dossier’s credibility, but were never divulged to FISA Court judges.

"Primary Sub-Source" told FBI agents that Steele's dossier misrepresented and embellished information they provided the former spy about Donald Trump and Carter Page.

The source said that the dossier’s most salacious claim -- that the Kremlin had blackmail video of Donald Trump at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow in 2013 -- was based on "rumor and speculation." Though Steele's dossier said that a source had verified the Trump story with Ritz-Carlton staff, the source told the FBI that they had not confirmed the allegation.

The source also showed the FBI text messages which undercut one of the dossier’s most serious allegations against Page: that he discussed a bribe with Igor Sechin, the president of Russian oil giant Rosneft and a Kremlin insider, during a meeting in Moscow in July 2016.

Unmask him. Unmask him.

Why are dirty cops framing innocent American citizens permitted anonymity?

Unmask him, fire him, and let the vultures take him.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:11 PM Comments

Rashida Tlaib on Black Hebrew Israelites' Targeting and Slaughter of Jews: "White Supremacy kills"

—Ace of Spades

Vox's reporter on "the GOP and white supremacy" and frequent NeverTrump Grief Counselor Jane Coasten was pushing the "black antisemitic violence is just more white supremacy" lunacy yesterday, too.

Tweets below. Daniel Greenfield reminds us that the Black Hebrew Israelites (citation needed for two of those things) have been praised by the New York Times and, of course, Ilhan "Omar" Nur.

The New York Times called them "sidewalk ministers" who practice "tough love." The paper quoted Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center who described them as victims of racism and claimed that they were non-violent.

The Washington Post, in its own puff piece on the Black Hebrew Israelites, also falsely described them as non-violent, and concluded that, "Israelite street preaching in parts of D.C., Philadelphia and New York is commonplace, a familiar if odd accent to city life."

The odd accent to city life in Jersey City came amid a hail of bullets as two members of the racist black nationalist hate group opened fire in the JC Supermarket.

...

The media whitewash of the racist Black Israelites had come during the Covington Catholic case when the Washington Post, among other papers, had falsely blamed the pro-life students for a confrontation that actually began when members of the nationalist hate group had begun calling them, "crackers," "faggots," and "pedophiles." An African-American pro-life student was called the 'n-word'.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has her own history of racism and anti-Semitism, falsely claimed that the Covington Catholic students were "taunting 5 black men."

The New York Times equivocated that members of the hate group "use blunt and sometimes offensive language, and gamely engage in arguments". The typical "offensive language" and argumentative style of the Times' second favorite racist hate group involves shouting racist and anti-Semitic slurs at people.

...

You can see why Rep. Ilhan Omar might have felt called to defend the racist hate group.


...

And yet, the New York Times concluded its whitewash of the hate group with a closing quote by Todd Boyd, a professor of race and culture at UCLA, which claimed that, "To many black people, Hebrew Israelites are a harmless part of their communities."

No doubt to many white people the KKK are a harmless part of their communities. Racist hate groups are the bigger problem for people who aren’t a member of their race.

"More alarming to many African Americans," the UCLA professor of race had argued, is "seeing a white guy in a 'Make America Great Again' hat."

The dead at the JC Supermarket would have liked to have seen a MAGA had instead of black coats.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:05 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Every rational analysis of this situation screams out that "IT WILL FAIL!" Humanity behaves very predictably when offered a subsidy for any behavior...it will do more of it. Anything, at any time. And the "homeless," a silly euphemism for a population that is overwhelmingly alcoholic or drug addicted or psychotic or schizophrenic or a host of other mental diseases, are no different than soccer moms or steel workers or 5th graders. They obey the same immutable laws that progressivism (a mental defect of its own) denies.

Los Angeles Is Spending Over $1 Billion To House the Homeless. It's Failing.

More than 2,500 homeless individuals sleep on the streets of the 53-square-block Skid Row area in downtown Los Angeles.

"Skid row is the worst manmade disaster in the United States. There's human waste on the sidewalks. There's all kinds of disease," says Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of Skid Row's Union Rescue Mission, the nation's largest private homeless shelter. He lost his leg to staph infection he contracted while serving the homeless on Skid Row.

But California's homelessness crisis extends far beyond Skid Row and Los Angeles. The state's homeless population has jumped more than 12 percent in the last five years, and it's part of a national crisis.

So what's the disconnect? With the economy roaring along, with record low unemployment and wages rising it doesn't seem like it is a lack of jobs. The pat answer from our elites is that rising housing prices push out the people on the margins, who then must live on the streets. But that seems a bit simplistic, since as I mentioned, the vast majority of these people are batshit crazy, addicts, drunks, or a combination of all three. So the next facile and simplistic answer is that there is insufficient mental health assistance available to them, so they flounder about and end up homeless, or remain homeless. But since the 1970s and a series of court decisions, we have given the mentally ill the autonomy to to be governed by their demons, and the result is a horror show of untreated mental patients on our streets. Here is Walter Williams with an interesting premise: Closing Mental Institutions Made Us More Vulnerable to Mass Shootings.

So what's the solution? I think it is obvious; society needs the ability to institutionalize the mentally ill, it needs to make "homelessness" less financially attractive, and it needs to return to the stigma that being a bum or a vagrant or a hobo is not an appropriate life choice.

But those are difficult things to do in our current condition, in which every vice and every personal failing is celebrated as just a point on the fabulous rainbow of diversity!

But part of me is laughing and pointing at California, which has joined the mentally ill in behaving contrary to all of the things we have learned about society. The good people of Los Angeles are getting exactly what they voted for, and until they change the people who make these decisions, they will continue to live in a state that resembles nothing more than a Rube Goldberg machine that needs a lot of work.

[Hat Tip: some Moron whose name will be entered into the Hat Tip rolls as, "Unknown"]

Correction: Commenter "CtHillary" tells me that a hobo:

...is an itinerant agricultural worker. The word "hobo" is thought to come from "Hoe Boy," which in itself shows at least an acceptance that work is sometimes necessary.

Posted by CBD at 11:00 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Woman Reading A Letter
Gabriel Metsu

Posted by CBD at 09:30 AM Comments

The Morning Report - 12/12/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Thursday and we continue with the IG Horowitz report and the Sham-peachment Follies. The shockwaves of the former are still being felt so let's take it from the top. Yesterday, Michael Horowitz was questioned by the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee and as we all know, the media focused on their fossilized co-conspirator Dem Senators to continually harp on Horowitz's carefully worded, yet no less outrageous statement that he found no evidence of political bias by any of the FBI officials central to his investigation. Forget the fact that no one asked him if the same kind of hypothetical that those two leftist tits Berke and Goldman bandied about on Nadler's panel; to wit, did you inquire if anyone was politically motivated and do you really think that if you asked that you'd get an honest response? Aside from that, the basis of the FISA warrants, the Hillary Clinton bought-and-paid-for and fictitious Steele dossier was known to be fictitious and yet was used as the pretext to obtain and then renew those warrants. Everyone involved knew it as no doubt Horowitz himself must have been. But of course, once the media had the soundbite it wanted, they were off to races and conveniently cut away from the hearings the moment Lindsey Graham began his opening statement, which cut to the actual meat of the report, CNN and the other agitprop media arms of the Democrats cut away.

In any case, Graham, as well as Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley grilled Horowitz about the meat of his report, which despite his best efforts to try and shield the FBI, was forced to admit that at best, they were grossly incompetent, reckless and that his findings did in fact show flagrant criminality. Most egregious was the altering of documents showing Carter Page was an intelligence asset to show he was not, and thereby green-light the obtaining of FISA warrants to spy on him. Hawley, Graham and Cruz were dead right in their individual assessments:

Hawley: The FBI "effectively meddled" in the 2016 election.

Cruz: ...A stunning indictment of the FBI and the Department of Justice, of a pattern of abuse of power..."

Graham: The FBI "engaged in a massive criminal conspiracy."

17 separate acts and instances of gross incompetence by individuals that are supposed to be the elite of the elite of nation's top cops that somehow miraculously all benefitted the Clinton campaign and hurt Trump's. No mention of the "insurance policy" mash notes between Strzok and Page. A glossing over of the origins and veracity of the Steele dossier and how it was used to abuse our legal system to spy on innocent parties. Yet Horowitz could find no evidence of political bias?

Yes, the Democrat-Media Complex has its soundbite and doubtless will be harping on it endlessly. But the proof will still be in the pudding when AG Barr and John Durham hand down indictments. Considering their almost instantaneous dual rebukes of Horowitz's "no evidence of bias" opener, I fully expect people to face the music. The question is, who? If there is a G-d in Heaven, it should be Comey, Clapper and Brennan, along with McCabe, the Ohrs, Bill Priestap, Sally Yates, Andrew Weissmann and probably a few dozen more that we don't know the names of. Yet. And then, of course, there's Obama and Clinton. I wish.

Whatever happens, Christopher Wray should be immediately removed as head of the FBI.

... Wray's indifference toward Horowitz's report is hardly an aberration. There are plenty of other reasons to question whether Wray is the right man to lead the FBI.

Let's review the FBI's abysmal record under Wray.

Under Wray, the FBI fought congressional oversight into what is now confirmed FBI misconduct.

Under Wray, the FBI's program of oversight of its informants almost totally disintegrated. Over $40 million a year goes to these informants who have a lot of influence over how America's most powerful cops get used. That's the very same program that allowed the Christopher Steele/Russian collusion hoax to gain traction. According to the latest inspector general report, Steele flunked the source validation process but the FBI continued to vouch for his credibility to the court - even misrepresenting Steele's value in the infamous FIFA case. The FBI is less equipped to screen and stop a repetition of a future Steele-like failure now than it was in 2016 when it happened the first time.

Under Wray, the FBI abused the National Security Agency's database of bulk data collected without regard to constitutional privacy concerns. The government is allowed to maintain this database because it promises not to use it on Americans without a court's permission. Under Wray, the FBI couldn't even explain why thousands of the queries were initiated.

The abuse was so widespread and systematic that the court issued a stinging opinion here. Wray fought the release of the opinion for a year, delaying public accountability. To date, there's no report of Wray punishing any FBI personnel for any of this misconduct...

Actually, the past three years is just the nail in the coffin. My preference is to abolish the agency entirely, but the first rule of bureaucracies is to expand their power, not diminish it. And bureaucracy is the Deep State. Stay tuned.

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (12/11/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

Of course it’s unfair, but life is unfair. Simply running around talking about unfairness, is this gonna convince people who are on the fence that what’s being done to President Trump is mean and unfair and therefore they’re going to disagree with — the whole thing is bogus. This thing needs to be exposed for what it is. Rush Limbaugh


Quote II

Before I start, I must give the obligatory disclaimer: I am in no way defending pornography or the porn industry. I agree with Walsh‘s contention that it is a profoundly harmful activity. Nevertheless, it is not the state’s role to prohibit people from consuming it. Jeff Charles


Quote III

“It seems like the university has something against us. Truman State needs to stop making excuses and recognize our group. We understand that many people don’t like the idea of animal rights, but we still deserve the same platform as the other groups on campus.” Naomi Mathew


Quote IV

"It's an environment that you should wear gas masks on because of strong sulphuric gases. You can hear the noise of the gas coming out of the volcano. It's quite an intense but beautiful experience if you do a little circuit and then get off pretty quickly."Prof. Ben Kennedy


Quote V


"When confronted, they didn't run from danger, they ran toward it and saved lives. If not for their actions, and the actions of the Naval Security Force that were the first responders on the scene, this incident could have been far worse."Timothy Kinsella, the base commander


Quote VI

James Comey will go down in history, one, as being a sanctimonious partisan, but two, as being the guy who really did more to damage to the FBI than anybody else in the history of the FBI including Hoover, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)


Quote VII

“What was going on here, this wasn’t Jason Bourne. This was Beavis and Butt-Head." Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

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Who Is the Best Two Hit Wonder Band?

—Ace of Spades

Two hits. No one ever thinks about the Two Hit Tyros. Once you have your second hit, a lot of people just forget about you.

For some reason, one hit wonders tend to be remembered.

It's hard to define what a One Hit Wonder is, and I imagine it's even harder to say what a Two Hit Tyro is.

Almost all "one" hit wonders technically have a second "hit," because the record company releases another single in the wake of the first big hit and the second song gets huge exposure and airplay and even charts. A bit.

But it's really just an obligatory follow-up release. It's not a hit on its own merit. It's a "timeslot hit," as they used to say about TV, when there were timeslots.

I mean, even one of the ultimate One Hit Wonders, The Knack, actually had a second semi-hit in the wake of My Sharona.

But pretty much I'm the only person in the world who even remembers their "follow-up hit," Good Girls Don't (But I Do). It's pretty much just me and Alan Hunter.

So anyway, if there's already argument about which one hit wonders are really one hit wonders, there's going to be twice as much argument about two hit wonders.

Still.

Easy Andy proposes Golden Earring as the best two-hit wonder band, with Radar Love in the 70s and Twillight Zone/Bullet to the Bone in the 80s.

Are there others?

As usual, this is a thread for discussion and debate only; no dueling or knife-fighting.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:16 PM Comments

Reckoning: Techno_Fog Posts Thread Quoting the Tweets of Those In the Media (Including the Fake Conservative AEI Media) Who Perpetrated Comey's and Schiff's Lies on the Public For Three Grueling Years

—Ace of Spades

I'm not going to post them all -- there are a lot of bad actors, obviously -- but you can scroll through the Hall of Shame here.

Much of this has to do with the lie that the Steel "dossier" wasn't even part of the FISA application. Horowitz reports this is false -- the "dossier" was "central and essential" to the FISA warrant. A previous warrant application without the Steele lies had been rejected.

Schiff and the Deep Staters knew that the Steele dossier was a lie, but used it to get a warrant anyway -- requiring them to later deny that the Steele dossier had been included in the FISA application.

And there were a lot of Fusion Kens and Fusion Nats in the media willing -- nay, eager! -- to lie and lie to the public about this.

Others stake their journalistic reputations on the claim that most of the Steele dossier has been "verified"!

And they still haven't issued any retractions for their lies, and they never will.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:22 PM Comments

Just Because a Man is On Social Media Does Not Mean He Is Required to Begin Acting Like a Woman (or a Tweener Girl, More Accurately)
Does It?

—Ace of Spades

SHUT UP, SALLY: A MANIFESTO

RE: sidebar item about Jonah from MisHum...

Jonah denigrates the Keurig coffee.

Fine.

But when Keurig devises a powdered-gravy pod, he'll be running an IV from the fucker right into one of his whale-flippers and riding the Brown Dragon every day.

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I've complained about this a lot, but Twitter is the most estrogenizing toxin known to man, or to half-man shmans as you see on the internet.

I have this weird affliction, called heterosexual masculinity, which keeps me from offering strident, childishly-intense opinions about womanly creature comforts and sundry num-nums.

I don't think people should have strident opinions about trivialities. Children have strident opinions about trivialities.

Men don't. Men are supposed to be wise enough to know which things are trifling, and which things deserve their concern, and express themselves accordingly.

If it's important, you say something.

If it's not important, you practice the most ancient of all manly arts, the Manly Art of Shutting the F*** Up Once in a While and Giving Your C***slappers a Rest.

I'm glad to know that there's a cure for this affliction of normal masculine reserve, how, and that Jonah Goldberg is proof of that.

Apparently, being on Social Media all day long is a cure for normal, regular heterosexual masculinity. It's a feminizing and juvenilizing force which turns toxic men into pliable weakling children and fat little girls trying to advance in the social hierarchy.

Does that mean men shouldn't talk about these things? No, of course not. It's just that men... we're goal-oriented. Or we used to be, before the Internet gave us permission to engage our innner prepubescent sexually-androgynous tween.

I had a question a few weeks ago about what Duncan Donuts coffee tastes great at the store but very meh at home, and asked about it in a comment thread; another commenter said "Maybe you just have to grind the beans yourself and use the pour-over to get the same flavor."

This is a short back-and-forth in which there is a clear goal, and a response that is directly, and briefly, directed towards helping me meet my goal. We did not use the opportunity to bond over it, nor did we use it as a segueway into complaining that our boyfriends don't buy us flowers frequently enough.

Compare that to Jonah Goldberg, JV Last, David French and the rest of the Twitter Mean Girls Half-Men Chitty-Chat Coffee Clatch, oohing and aahing like women every day on Twitter about their favorite kitchen appliances, and whining and bitching about which vegetables they continue having a manbaby aversion towards.

They're vegetables, Little Girls. They're not Twinkies. They're not supposed to taste nummy. At best, they taste pretty good, but in a particular way you have to cultivate a taste for.

And also, David French: Who the fuck gives a fuck whether you like kale or not? Why do you even care if you like it or not?

Why do you think anyone else cares?

I realize that this is a bit odd for a blogger to say, but I have come to a conclusion about opinions: People need to stop having so many opinions.

You know who has opinions about everything? Blowhards, assholes, and lunatics.

Sane people do not care one way or the other (or at least do not care enough to bother expending the breath and saliva necessary to say otherwise) about 95% of all the people, objects, and concepts in the universe.

But every "man" on Twitter seems to imagine that the world is just begging for their 8th grade mix-tapes of Stuff I Really Like or Don't Like At All (Pee-Yoo!).

If you don't like kale, don't eat it. What the fuck is this bullshit with alleged "men" sitting around in a little quilting bee talking about food and appliances and movies all day?

This reminds me of the John Gray "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" claim, which went like this: Men talk about practical problems and seek practical solutions. Women, on the other hand, often talk just to establish rapport and seek emotional validation and fresh reaffirmations of closeness.

This, he claimed, is why men and women are often frustrated with each other. When a woman complains about, say, work, she wants emotional support. She's not looking for some kind of practical solution like "Just update your resume and find another job," which is the sort of thing that a man would usually say (until he realizes that that's not what women want to hear).

So while men, such as myself and the commenters here, will talk about these things in the interests of actually getting something done, David French, Jonah Goldberg, JV Last and the rest of the low-T very-womanly half-men brigade are constantly babbling on twitter about their What's Hot and What's Not lists, and starting Twitter threads nominating things which are on their To Do list, or, more wickedly, their To-Don't list.

Also: This seems to be a tactic employed by betas (or lower than betas): to appear "cute," cute like children or cute like squirrels, rather than, you know, like men.

Little boys are cute, and act cute. Some men are lucky enough to be attractive, but if they act cute, act like little boys, I have a feeling that a lot of women quickly go from feeling sexual to feeling Saharan.

And I sit here thinking: What the hell is wrong with you? Are you... gender curious?

Are you this immature? Did Twitter and social media give you permission, in your view, to go back to the good old days of being a child?

To reset the system at -- what do IT guys call it? -- the Last Safe Configuration of your lives? The last time you felt secure and happy?

Did you "men" ever learn how to be men? Or did you learn once, but decide it was too "toxic," and so refashioned yourselves into Twitter-imprisoned metrosexuals and cloying little children?

Complaint:

I don't like kale.

Solution:

Then don't eat kale. Also, get the fuck off of Twitter if you have time to complain about kale. Do some squats in your spare time.

Complaint:

I don't like Indian food. (From Tom Nichols, who does not look like the sort of guy who would turn his nose up at any food that includes a lot of sugar and carbs.)

Solution:

Then don't get Indian food. Also, start intermittent fasting. You're grossly obese and it makes me sad to look at you.

Boast:

I just love my high-end espresso maker!

Solution:

Fine, I guess. Have some coffee. But also maybe consider the possibility that most men don't really enthuse over kitchen appliances, and maybe you should do likewise. (Note: grilling equipment is not part of the kitchen, obviously.)

Also, do some deadlifts. You're all hunched over like Gollum when he's masturbating furtively on a public bus. Some deadlifts might straighten you out a bit.

Am I wrong? Am I being too crochety, or am I guilty of enforcing Outdated Notions of Masculinity? Am I guilty of perpetuating Toxic Notions of Masculinity?

I don't think so. What about you guys?

And women, actually -- do you women ever look at these "men" babbling like little girls about Captain Marvel and think uncharitable thoughts?

But these "men" aren't exchanging information -- practical stuff like advice, recommendations, and recipes (actionable intelligence) -- but just to gab with the same shriveled low-t soybags they gab with every single day to further reaffirm that they remain emotionally-cherished members of the Twitter Mean Girls clique.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:32 PM Comments

More Horowitz Hearing Catch-Up

—Ace of Spades

Mollie Hemingway live-tweeted the day's events. I'll just quote some of it, but if you want more, click on the tweets below for the whole thread.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 05:07 PM Comments

Mistakes Were Made: Ted Cruz Obliterates the FBI For Willful, Deliberate Forging of Evidence, Frauds on the Court, and Framing An Innocent Man Serving as a Source for the CIA as a Traitor

—Ace of Spades

Acrually, he just repeated what was in the report, which Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway already wrote about a day or two ago.

But we know that most people in the media do not read, ever, and so Ted Cruz's televised interrogation is probably the first time they've heard these facts.

Cruz noted two deliberate frauds -- perjuries -- obstructions of justice -- perpetrated on the FISA court.

The first was that the FBI actually had contacted Steele's primary source -- who they call the "primary sub-source," because Steele, who knew nothing about anything, was considered the source itself -- and that primary sub-source completely repudiated all the claims that Steele had claimed he'd made, telling the FBI that the Steele was exaggerating some of the things he said, making up other things, and in other cases passing off things said in jest or as barroom rumor-mongering and speculation as "verified information."

Rather than inform the FISA court that Steele's "dossier" had been completely repudiated by the very source Steele himself claimed knew where all the bodies were buried, the FBI instead told the court that the primary sub-source had been "verified as honest and reliable."

Why did they say that? Well, apparently, they took his saying "all of that is bullshit" as an indicator of honesty and reliability, and reported he was such to the court.

But they forgot to tell the court that the thing he had been verified as "honest and reliable" about was calling the Steele dossier a parcel of lies. Instead, the FBI led the court to believe that he was "honest and reliable" about the things Steele claimed he'd said, which he himself denounced as either said in jest, or as gross speculation, or as simply untrue.

This is obviously the kind of fraud that people go to jail for.

Not DOJ employees, though!

But that was just his first point. The second point was this: Carter Page probably, at some point, told one of the spies assigned to him that he actually was a source for a US intelligence agency. I've heard the CIA, but no one is confirming that, and maybe it's the Naval Intelligence Service or something.

Why is this important? Well, if he's actually an asset for the CIA, that makes it pretty understandable why he's talking to Russians -- CIA assets often talk to Russians. That's what the CIA asks them to do.

And this is patriotic service, not Treason, as the FBI would then characterize it.

Realizing that they had a major problem on their hands if this were true -- because they're golden evidence that "Page has been seen talking to Russians" is not at all incriminating if he's a CIA (or NIS, etc.) asset -- the FBI or DOJ wrote to the intelligence agency and asked, "Is Carter Page a source for your organization?"

And that intelligence agency said: "Carter page is a source" for our organization.

So that's a big problem. If Carter Page is a CIA/NIS asset, then they can't use his contact with Russians as evidence for a FISA warrant against him.

So what's the DOJ/FBI response?

Well, a lawyer there -- Kevin Clinesmith -- deliberately changes the response of the organization from "Carter Page is a source" to "Carter Page is not a source," and sends this forged, fraudulent evidence along to the court as part of the FISA application.

This is CRIMINAL. They were specifically told by the agency involved that Page was a source and therefore had a very good and legal reason to have contact with Russians, but this guy forged the email, altering it to say he was not a source and so reported to the court that Page had no good reason to talk to Russians.

And here's the kicker:

He still works for the FBI!

Because of course he does.

Because Christopher "Straight-Shooter" Wray.



Here's Hemingway/Davis:

The 476-page report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the FBI falsely claimed to the FISA Court not only that Carter Page was a Russian agent, but also falsely claimed that an unnamed intelligence agency had told the FBI that Page was "not a source" in their efforts to surveil and curtail Russian intelligence efforts.

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Ahead of an application to renew the spy warrant in 2017, a top FBI lawyer doctored evidence from the unnamed agency which confirmed that contrary to FBI claims that he was a Russian spy, Page had in fact assisted the United States in its efforts to counter Russian operations. An e-mail from the agency that clearly stated Page was "a source" for them was doctored by Kevin Clinesmith, a top FBI national security lawyer, to give the opposite impression to the federal spy court.

"The [Office of General Counsel] Attorney altered and sent the e-mail to a [supervisory special agent], who thereafter relied on it to swear out the third FISA application," the IG report notes. Upon learning that a top FBI lawyer doctored evidence against a former Trump campaign affiliate to justify spying on him, the IG referred the attorney to DOJ for criminal prosecution.

Text messages from that same lawyer after the 2016 election revealed that he was an anti-Trump activist. "Viva la Resistance!" he texted on November 22, 2016, while in the midst of investigating Trump. He would later be terminated from the Mueller probe for conduct which a previous IG report said "brought discredit" to the FBI. Of FBI documents he approved authorizing spying on Trump campaign, Clinesmith wrote "[M]y god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff."

"[W]ho knows if that breaks to him what he is going to do," Clinesmith continued, apparently worried about the ramifications of his illicit behavior against the Trump campaign.

Below, Ted Cruz asks Horowitz about this second point.

Which Horowitz says does not indicate "bias."

Viva la Resistance, eh?

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:42 PM Comments

Sundown Joe Biden, Suffering From Rapid Cognitive Decline, Reassures His Worried Staffers That He'll Only Serve One Term as President

—Ace of Spades

I can do you one better, Sundown Joe -- How about zero?

In what is actually a hilarious report over at Politico, several aides to Joe Biden have been told by the former vice president that he's only in it for one term, or four years. If he's elected, he's "signaling" to them, he'll be happy to hand over the keys to the White House to his VP once his first (and only) term is up.

According to the left-wing website, Biden and his top advisers are considering making a public pledge about the matter. The idea is that, if he tells radical-leftist voters he's only prepared to serve one term because he's so old and frail, they may be willing to accept him over, say, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. So basically he could tell them: "You may hate me, but hey, I'm only going to be your president for four years. After that, feel free to vote in your favorite loony-left weirdo."

As one adviser tells Politico, "If Biden is elected, he's going to be 82 years old in four years and he won't be running for reelection." Apparently, he has said as much to his top advisers and aides. "This makes Biden a good transition figure," the adviser went on to say, "I'd love to have an election this year for the next generation of leaders, but if I have to wait four years [in order to] to get rid of Trump, I'm willing to do it."


Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:24 PM Comments

Jersey City Shooters Were Part of Black Israelite Gang That Hurled Racist Insults at Covington Kids;
Targeted Kosher Deli Due to Antisemitic Hatred

—Ace of Spades

30 Breaking: Antisemitic Jersey City Gunmen Had Ties to Covington Kids

Posted by: CNN


Enjoy the last few moments you'll ever hear of this story.

One of the two suspects who targeted a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey, where three people were killed had a social media page containing anti-Jewish and anti-police writings, officials and sources said Wednesday.

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According to three sources, Anderson was a one-time follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, whose members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites and may adhere to both Christian and Judaic beliefs, and his social media pages include anti-police and anti-Jewish writings. Investigators are looking to see if it was Anderson himself who posted that material.

Inside the van used by Anderson and Graham was a note with religious writings, the three sources said.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said at a news conference on Wednesday morning that security footage showed the shooters traveling slowly through the streets in a U-Haul van on Tuesday, stopping outside the store armed with long guns and immediately opening fire.

The mayor specified that they had deliberately chosen that particular market to attack.

Jersey City's mayor, Steven Fulop, said that surveillance footage indicated the two attackers had targeted a kosher supermarket where most of the carnage unfolded.

Mr. Fulop said on Wednesday that the footage revealed that after the assailants shot Detective Seals in an earlier encounter, they drove slowly and deliberately to the market, located roughly a mile away.

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Initially, investigators said they believed that the attackers randomly chose the market and that the episode was not a hate crime; Mr. Shea added on Tuesday that there was "no indication” of terrorism.

By Tuesday night, however, Mr. Fulop, said on Twitter that officials had come to believe that the assailants had "targeted the location they attacked."

But they're black, not white, and affiliated with leftwing politics, not Trump, so we won't hear about this any more, and the only thing we will hear about is not hate, but GUNS.

Ben Shapiro made that point last week -- whenever the killer is someone associated with part of the Democrat coalition, or expresses leftwing sentiments online, suddenly the media doesn't want to talk about hatred or political rhetoric inspiring violence, but only Deadly Demon-Guns.


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Surprise! CNN and MSNBC, Which Have Covered Every Moment of the Fake Impeachment Hearings, Absolutely Refuse to Air the Horowitz Testimony

—Ace of Spades

Incredible.

CNN and MSNBC stopped following the IG hearing after about 30 minutes, and both refused to cover the opening statements by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The decision does not align with the recent live hearing coverage standard both networks have held for the last few months, giving endless air time to the impeachment hearings lead by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, and Rep. Jerry Nadler.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"This is how you know that the impeachment is a sham: After announcing the articles of impeachment, Nancy Pelosi said that Democrats were scheduled to leave Washington for Christmas the following Friday. She actually said this. And they're actually going to do this.

"And this after the Democrats spent the last three weeks trying to convince America that impeachment was the most important thing, ever. And their faces during the announcement were all somber and serious, but you know it's all fake. Because it's apparently not serious enough to keep them from bugging out of town for their weeks-long holiday break. Hey, how many of you morons work at a job where get a weeks-long Christmas break? And you get paid for it?

"Because if you want to convince us it's serious, you need to act like it's serious. Instead, you're just carrying on like normal. It would help if we could see you're making some sort of sacrifice, like working through the holiday, to deal with an extraordinary situation. But you're not. So why should we take you seriously. Instead, you're doing what you usually do, i.e. get sloshed at a Christmas party you're throwing with your media allies. Look at that photo. Pelosi looks like she started drinking well before the party even started."

"There is a reason why not very many people watched the impeachment hearings. There is a reason why CNN's ratings are in the crapper. And the few Americans that did tune in can see that the impeachment is phony and the hearings were rigged. Also, not one Republican, in a House full of RINOs, have come out in support of impeachment. That should tell them something. But stage 4 TDS has made them deaf."




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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Portrait of Marquesa de Manzanedo
Ernest Meissonier

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The Morning Report - 12/11/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Midweek and I'm going to put the sham-peachment stuff second because, really, what the hell more is there to say about this other than the Democrats might very well have all but thrown themselves into a ditch for 2020. All of that can wait, but all the action, or at least the potential for action, is in the release of the IG report. Obviously, Horowitz's bit about finding no political bias is what the Democrat-Media Complex is going to be blasting far and wide, and for the LIV crowd and brainwashed base, that is all they are going to hear. While Michael Horowitz is a creature of the Deep State who will do what he can to protect it, there are a few things worthy of noting. First, the reason he concluded he found no political bias was because none of the criminals involved were ever going to admit as such. While his egregious omission of the Strzok-Page "insurance policy" text messages are indeed infuriating, the rest of the report essentially confirms the malfeasance and utter criminality at the FBI and DoJ. That plus William Barr's and John Durham's almost instant rebuke of Horowitz's de facto "nothing-to-see-here-move-along" meme should have Deep Staters soiling their panty-girdles. Whatever comes of the final chapter in all of this, I firmly believe that the two of them are hell bent on actually taking on the Deep State. But let's leave that for later.

Barr sat down with MSLSD propagandist Pete Williams and "...called the American press "completely irresponsible" regarding claims the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.

Barr said, "I think our nation was turned on its head for three years, I think based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press."

He added, "... I think probably from a civil liberties standpoint, the greatest danger to our free system is that the incumbent government use the apparatus of the state - principally the law enforcement agencies and the intelligence agencies -- both to spy on political opponents but also to use them in a way that could affect the outcome of the election."

"As far as I'm aware," said Barr, "this is the first time in history that this has been done to a presidential campaign, and the use of these counter-intelligence techniques against a presidential campaign..."

I would say that the press was not so much irresponsible as it was a co-conspirator with Brennan, Comey and Clapper, especially given the fact that we now have it confirmed that Comey knew that the "pee" dossier was indeed fake news and yet he still briefed Trump on it, which was then the pretext that allowed Brennan and Clapper to leak that to the press, in this case Buzzfeed, and the conspirators used that either to bamboozle or with a nod and a wink get FISA warrants to spy on the President-elect. And the rest as they say is history. Three years of riling up an already divided nation in an effort to overthrow Trump and in their minds preserve, protect and defend their grip on power.

Rush Limbaugh, who is more and more getting to the point of Ol' Yeller Levin with an almost daily rage-stroking said:

...It's insidious. It is literally insidious. And of course there's a very, very valid question here. If in fact - which we know is bogus - but if in fact the Trump campaign had been infiltrated even unknowingly by Russians, why wouldn't they tell Trump? Do you think they would have told Hillary? They didn't have to tell Hillary. Hillary was knowingly working with Russians. Hello, Christopher Steele. Hello, Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS.

That's the rub of this. Everything that these people tried to set Trump up for Hillary was doing. Ditto in Ukraine. Everything they've tried to set Trump up for, Biden did. It's insidious what these people did. There has to have been, unquestionably, a political motive and a bias. And you know what it was? It was preventing Trump's election.

Then after he won, it was sabotaging his transition period. And then after he was inaugurated, it was about getting him thrown out of office on the basis that he had conspired with Russia and colluded and that somehow that led to an invalid presidential election. It's just insidious and they got caught. And that's why Barr and Durham are doing what they are doing...

As I have said, I am still doubtful that a cadre of individuals and perhaps dozens, if not hundreds of underlings who are the very definition of treason and insurrection will face a punishment that fits their crimes. But I do think that Barr, Durham and certainly Trump understand the gravity of this situation. If they are, as I believe they are, going to attempt to dismantle or at least neuter the people and institutions that have perverted our justice and legal systems, then they have got to bat 1.000 from here on out. Given the nature of the entrenched bureaucracy as well as still corrupt courts and the leftist propaganda arm, the situation is in doubt. But at least the enemy has been exposed and "it's on like Donkey Kong."

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/10/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY

Quote I

"To drive a truck for 11 hours per day, without even taking a shower every day, and getting far away from their home, is really a tarnish on the glory of humanity. Xiaodi Hou


Quote II

“In my clinic, roughly half of the people who commit an offense against a child is pedophilic. We do not know, however, how many pedophiles there are who never commit any offenses and never come to our attention.” James Cantor, clinical psychologist


Quote III

“We dismissed four individuals who were engaged in intentional and often repeated violations of our longstanding data security policies, including systematically accessing and disseminating other employees’ materials and work. No one has been dismissed for raising concerns or debating the company’s activities.” Google Spokesperson


Quote IV

“If someone can eat the $120,000 banana and not get arrested, why can’t I write on the wall?” Roderick Webber


Quote V

"Donald Trump. I’m up here in D.C. If you need help whooping some politician, holler at me bro; I’ll do it for free!"Bryce Mitchell

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The Soyciety Pages: Dunkin' on NeverTrump
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—Ace of Spades

The IG report might have falsely claimed that there was no evidence of political bias in the opening of Crossfire Hurricane, but it found that all of Devin Nunes' claims about lies told to secure the FISA warrant were true, and all of Adam Schiff's counter-claims were false:


The memo from the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee reported:

* A salacious and unverified dossier formed an essential part of the application to secure a warrant against a Trump campaign affiliate named Carter Page. This application failed to reveal that the dossier was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

* The application cited a Yahoo News article extensively. The story did not corroborate the dossier, and the FBI wrongly claimed Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, was not a source for the story.

* Nellie Ohr, the wife of a high-ranking Justice Department official, also worked on behalf of the Clinton campaign effort. Her husband Bruce Ohr funneled her research into the Department of Justice. Although he admitted that Steele "was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president," this and the Ohrs' relationship with the Clinton campaign was concealed from the secret court that grants surveillance warrants.

* The dossier was "only minimally corroborated" and unverified, according to FBI officials.

All of these things were found to be true by the Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his December 9 report. In fact, Horowitz detailed rampant abuse that went far beyond these four items.

The Democratic minority on the committee, then led by Rep. Adam Schiff, put out a response memo with competing claims:

* FBI and DOJ officials did not omit material information from the FISA warrant.

* The DOJ "made only narrow use of information from Steele's sources about Page's specific activities in 2016."

* In subsequent FISA renewals, DOJ provided additional information that corroborated Steele's reporting.

* The Page FISA warrant allowed the FBI to collect "valuable intelligence."

* "Far from 'omitting' material facts about Steele, as the Majority claims, DOJ repeatedly informed the Court about Steele’s background, credibility, and potential bias."

* The FBI conducted a "rigorous process" to vet Steele’s allegations, and the Page FISA application explained the FBI’s reasonable basis for finding Steele credible.

* Steele's prior reporting was used in "criminal proceedings."

Each of these claims were found by Horowitz to be false.

You'll never guess which True Conservative was so impressed by Adam Schiff's memo that he dashed off a National Review column to praise it and declare that Nunes' memo had been destroyed.

Or, maybe you will guess:



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National Review has not retracted, corrected, or clarified that piece. Of course.

In fact, David French and the rest of the True Conservative gang were desperate to support Adam Schiff's schemes to push Devin Nunes out of his committee -- the same mission that NeverTrumper Liz Mair (currently being sued by Nunes for defamation and conspiracy) admitted she was paid to do by undisclosed "clients."

I know Liz Mair, at least, was honest enough to admit she's paid to carry this particular filthy water.

What has made the other NeverTrumpers such huge Adam Schiff Super-Fans?

Let's take a look at what the Meeting Of The Concerned About Their Future Employment Opportunities said about Adam Schiff's perfect, beautiful memo, and how Devin Nunes was a threat to democracy itself.

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LOL: Battleground/Red State Democrats Begging and Whining for Censure Option, So They Can Avoid Voting on Impeachment and Avoid Being Sent Packing

—Ace of Spades

Bear in mind, these Democrats are hurt even if they vote against impeachment. If they vote against it, they keep moderates on their side, but they lose a big chunk of their super-woke leftist base.

Any impeachment vote hurts them, whether it passes or fails, whether they vote yea or nay.

A group of House Democrats are reportedly considering censuring President Donald Trump instead of impeaching him.

A group of about 10 Democratic members of Congress, including New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi, and Utah Rep. Ben McAdams, are all reportedly open to a censure resolution of Trump instead of moving forward with impeachment, according to Politico.

"I think it's certainly appropriate and might be a little more bipartisan, who knows," Schrader told Politico on Tuesday when asked about a possible censure, adding "Time's slipping by."

"Right now, there's no other options. This is another option," another Democratic member of Congress told Politico.

As reported yesterday, impeachment is pushing Trump up, and Biden and the rest of the Democrat field down, in must-flip former Democrat strongholds Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

As House Democrats continue to increase the pressure in their impeachment inquiry of President Trump, his numbers are rising in battleground states where he’s now ahead of the top polling Democrats in the 2020 field.

Mr. Trump saw a more than a four-point boost in his numbers when compared to the Democratic frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in the state of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, according to polling done last week by Firehouse Strategies compared to its prior polling earlier this year.

In March Mr. Trump was down 12 points compared to Mr. Biden in Wisconsin, seven points in Pennsylvania and nearly tied in Michigan. But since the impeachment inquiry has been carrying on, Mr. Trump now leads Mr. Biden by nine points in Wisconsin, five points in Michigan and four points in Pennsylvania.

Opposition to impeachment rose higher than 50% for the first time since Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry in the Quinnippiac poll.

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AG Barr Blasts Media and Deep Staters -- and Criticizes Horowitz -- in Interview

—Ace of Spades

This was an amazing statement from Barr. Barr ain't no c*c*, I'll tell you that.


A short clip is available at the above Fox link, but seriously, it's a great 20-25 minutes.

Attorney General Bill Bar is blasting the FBI's conduct during the Russia investigation, saying investigators relied on "flimsy" evidence in launching the probe and disputing key conclusions from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report released Monday.

Horowitz was critical of the FBI for their practices in using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to get a warrant to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but he concluded that the investigation itself was launched properly, without evidence of political bias.


“It’s hard to look at this stuff and not think that it was a gross abuse,” Barr said during a discussion Tuesday at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council forum in Washington. He referred to the investigation as a whole as a "travesty."


"Where I disagree with Mike, I just think this was very flimsy," he said about the basis for the investigation. The FBI cited comments by Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos to an Australian official as sparking concerns about the campaign's possible involvement with Russia. Barr dismissed this as "a comment made by a 28-year-old volunteer on a campaign in a bar."

Barr also pointed to the FBI’s failure to include key evidence in their FISA warrant applications that would have gone in Page’s favor.

"They withheld from the court all the exculpatory information," he said, calling the anti-Trump dossier used to bolster the warrant applications a "sham."


Read the whole thing; I can't excerpt it all. A short video at the link.

When it was pointed out that people were complaining that there had not been any arrests in this matter, Barr said, "Not yet." Though I don't think he was hinting about anything; I think he was being factual, and emphasizing they're not done with the investigation.

He also said, in an earlier interview with NBC, that he suspected the entire fake investigation was launched "in bad faith."

"I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press," Barr said. "I think there were gross abuses …and inexplicable behavior that is intolerable in the FBI."

"I think that leaves open the possibility that there was bad faith."

In the Wall Street Journal interview, Barr also emphasized that Horowitz did not exonerate the Deep State at all; he merely found no documentary or testimonial evidence of an admission of bad faith or political bias. In other words, while the circumstances scream bad faith, no one admitted it in an interview and no one was foolish enough to write an email saying "We are mounting this investigation for purely political reasons, YOLO!"

Barr notes that that's all the IG can do -- he can't "draw conclusions," as Barr and Durham can, but can only report the verified facts he discovered.

And if -- without the fear of prosecution, and some taking deals to turn on the higher-ups -- none of the conspirators straight-up admitted the conspiracy to Horowitz, Horowitz was required to say "No evidence found."

But Barr emphasized: Barr or Durham are not so limited.

Full video below. Skip to 27:00 to get to the stuff about the illegal conspiracy. After that, the interviewer asks about antitrust investigations into the tech monopolies, if you're interested in that.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:11 PM Comments

Poll: Say Hello to Your New Frontrunning Democrat Presidential Candidate

—Ace of Spades


Soon.

Recent survey was done by Harvard's Center for American Political Studies

Poll gave Clinton 21 per cent support followed by Joe Biden with 20 per cent

Bernie Sanders gets 12 percent while Senator Elizabeth Warren is at 9 per cent

On November 29, Clinton told BBC's Graham Norton she wouldn't rule out a run


Hillary Clinton would be leading the race for the Democratic nomination for president if she declared her candidacy, according to a new poll.

The online survey by Harris Poll which was released by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies shows the former secretary of state in first place with 21 per cent of the vote.

Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, would receive 20 per cent while Senator Bernie Sanders is at 12 per cent.

Meanwhile -- well, two days ago but whatev's -- yet another Bernie Sanders staffer is guilty of open, unashamed antisemitism, and is forced to leave the campaign.

A newly hired community organizer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign has left just days after taking the job – reportedly because some of his past tweets allegedly contained anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, as well as derogatory remarks about women and Asians.

Several of the tweets also reportedly included crude sexual references.

He was fond of the phrase "Jew Money."

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:06 PM Comments

Active Shooter Situation in Jersey City;
Cops Describe Shooting as an "Ambush;"
Terrorism Suspected

—Ace of Spades

Harris Faulkner just reported that there is a suspicion that a coffee pot the perp is carrying is actually an IED.

He's also carrying a long gun.

At least one officer has been shot. But he's described as hurt, and is at the hospital.

Update: That first cop was shot in the shoulder, but another cop was shot in the head, and is in critical condition.

The situation is fluid and information is developing rapidly; one law enforcement source described the attack as an "ambush," and said at least one individual was holed up in a bodega with a long gun, sources say.

Anyone want to bet this guy is part of a Democrat constituency?

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Democrats' Star Counsel Dan Goldman Claims He's a Non-Partisan Straight-Arrow Fact-Finder, Then Wilts When Asked By Matt Gaetz if He Used to Tweet That the Pee-Pee Tape Was Real

—Ace of Spades

The federal government is overflowing with genius.

Rep. Matt Gaetz confronted Daniel Goldman, the Democratic counsel for the House Intelligence Committee during Monday’s impeachment hearing with a poster-board-sized cutout of a tweet he sent in August 2018 suggesting that the "pee tape" mentioned in the Steele dossier was real and would "come out."

Gaeta began by asking Goldman, under oath, if he was non-partisan. Goldman replied in the affirmative.

"Have you ever tweeted anything at the president?" Gaetz asked him.

"I have made a number of tweets in my private capacity before I came to this job when I worked in the media," Goldman replied.

"As a matter of fact, this is one of those tweets," Gaetz said gleefully displaying the posterboard.

"You said, 'Nothing in the dossier has proved to be false.' But in fact, the dossier said there was a Russian consulate in Miami, when there isn't. The dossier said Michael Cohen had a meeting in Prague, when he didn't. The dossier said Michael Cohen's wife was Russian, she is in fact Ukrainian," Gaetz said. "So we sit here today and you've got a tweet mentioning a 'pee tape' while claiming to be non-partisan. Hired by the Democrats to pursue the president. Do you regret this tweet?"

Video at the link.

In another unearthed tweet, the Superstar Bureaucrat Goldman squeals that Christie Blasey Ford is the single greatest witness he's ever, um, witnessed, and is especially impressed by her high scientific acumen in babbling about things being "engraved into her hippocampus" or whatev's.

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Democrats Unveil Two Frivolous, Focus-Grouped Articles of Fake Impeachment

—Ace of Spades

David French hardest hit. She was holding out for a million. One for every tear Trump has made her cry!



House Democrats on Tuesday introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his interactions with Ukraine, touching off a rapid-fire sequence that could result in a momentous floor vote in a matter of days.

"The framers of the Constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. "No one, not even the president, is above the law."

His office later posted text of the articles, which declare Trump's actions warrant impeachment, trial and removal from office.

The White House swiftly hit back, accusing Democrats of using the Ukraine issue as an excuse for "this partisan, gratuitous, and pathetic attempt to overthrow the Trump Administration and the results of the 2016 election."


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"He has given us no choice," Schiff said of Trump. "To do nothing would make ourselves complicit in the president's abuse of his high office."

Trump fired back minutes later, blasting the entire inquiry as a "WITCH HUNT!" -- the same term he used for the Russia investigation.
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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham slammed the announcement as part of Democrats' bid to "overturn the votes" of 63 million Americans who supported Trump in 2016.

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While Republicans have blasted the process as partisan, dubbing it the "focus group impeachment" in response to reports that Democrats tested different allegations with focus groups, Democrats are moving swiftly ahead of the holiday break.

The term the Democrats found tested best with focus groups -- "bribery" -- is absent from the articles of fake impeachment.

I guess it doesn't play in Peoria.

Oh, and as mentioned in the sidebar: CNN has a tearjerker report that James Comey's mother-in-law fears for his legal peril, because Trump calls him (accurately) a dirty cop.

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the FBI and ripped President Donald Trump's constant criticisms of the agency, detailing how worried they had made his family -- even convincing Comey's mother-in-law that he was going to jail.

The interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Cooper 360" came the same days as the release of a highly anticipated report by the Justice Department's inspector general that established that the FBI properly opened its investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election but said there were major errors in how the agency conducted the probe.

F*** your whore mother in law, Comey. You need to be someone's prison bitch.

Text of the Two Articles of Impeachment:

1) OrangeManBad was elected in 2016.

2) OrangeManBad will get reelected in 2020.

From The ABC of History.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:10 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Iran is the world's foremost enabler of terror (Islamic and otherwise), conductor of terror, and creator of religious unrest throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world. It should be a pariah among nations, and the world should join together to end the 40-year reign of terror by the mullahs who rule it. Yet the world likes Iran's oil, and likes the idea of another large market to which they can sell their machine tools and exotic metal alloys and electronic components and other goods with which Iran is busily building a nuclear weapons infrastructure with the singular and fanatically focused goal of building nuclear weapons to use On Israel (Little Satan) and America (Great Satan).

Iran Dispatches a Senior Commander of the Shiite Foreign Legion to Southern Lebanon

Iran is implementing its strategic aim of turning Syria into a zone of Iranian influence. Ultimately, Iran wants to build a military infrastructure so that it can pursue its jihad against Israel on two fronts: the Lebanese border and the Golan Heights. Here, too, Iran prefers to make use of a proxy. In addition to Hizbullah, Iran is laying the groundwork to absorb tens of thousands of fighters of the Shiite Legion as they wind up the war against the Islamic State to the region from the outskirts of Damascus to the Golan Heights.
This is exactly how they do it, and how they have been doing it for two generations. They provide advisors and matériel and funds (thanks Obama!) and funnel fundamentalist Islamic "fighters" wherever they are needed. They provide political protection, bribe, blackmail or murder their opponents, and generally destabilize every single country in which they have a presence.

Every single day that goes by without the World, specifically the West vigorously pushing back against Iranian expansion and influence is a day closer to their end game, which is global war and the arrival of the 12th Imam.

Yup. They relish chaos and war and all of the things that modern society tries to avoid. Because they believe in an apocalyptic version of Islam that requires global conflagration before their version of the Messiah returns.

And the world keeps trying to buy their oil and relax the sanctions and sell them modern technology.

Brilliant...just brilliant!

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Danae
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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The Morning Report - 12/10/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Tuesday and up front we have the conclusion of the hearings phase of sham-peachment and the long-awaited dropping of the IG report to unpack, so here we go. First up, the breaking news is after all the blathering about bribery and Nancy Palsi throwing the Ukraine angle under the bus and returning to the completely dead and rotting Mueller deception, those two have been removed from the articles that the President is to be charged with. Aside from the fact that they are consulting focus groups and Ouija boards to determine their moves, all of this indicates that the Palsi, Schiff-for-Brains and Nadless the Human Pastrami have lost complete control of this entire thing. In any case, yesterday's jam session was no different than any of the previous hearings from either committee. The day started off with the Democrats and their confederates spouting distortions and out and out lies about the President and his actions. The most egregious was this Barry Berke insect doing a Trayvon 911 edited tape hit job by first using a snippet of Trump invoking his Article II authority to fire people as his declaring himself emperor and then playing the soundbite from his campaign where he jokingly asked the Russians to find Hillary's missing e-mails as proof of collusion. The fact that this was not immediately challenged and worse, went completely unchallenged by anyone on the GOP was a major blunder. Opportunity to debunk a major media myth wasted.

You also had the exchange between Berke and dual purpose lawyer and witness Dan Goldman just spit-balling hypotheticals and coming to the conclusion that although Trump might not have acted on his supposed impulses to do something illegal, his impulses alone - because they just know he was thinking them - were enough to hang, draw and quarter him. Louie "Go-Go" Gohmert went nuts when suddenly Berke got up from the witness chair, walked over and took a seat on the panel. G-d bless Gohmert for quipping "How much money do you have to give to get to do that?" which visibly infuriated the amorphous cloud of lipids holding the gavel. He also took a shot at ex-preezy Kenya-Kona Blend which doubtless made him gag on a spliff in the downstairs toilet in Kalorama.

But, then when the Republicans finally got their turn in the afternoon, they quite effectively dismantled with extreme prejudice the Democrats' "witnesses." Again, Matt Gaetz used the thoroughly discredited "pee tape" to flame Dan Goldman, exposing him as a partisan hack after he insisted he wasn't and then Nadless for his utterly unethical use of Barry Berke as both a counsel and witness. Later, Doug Collins went after Goldman for refusing to reveal how Schiff-for-Brains got the call logs for Devin Nunes, Rudy Giuliani and others and who was responsible for leaking them. Collins clammed up. Look, we goof on the bug-eyed schmuck from Santa Monica, but make no mistake; Schiff-for-Brains is a dangerous, power-mad thug.

...Certainly, Schiff has not been shy about gathering evidence. So how is it fair that he would obstruct his minority counterpart?

Now that the world knows that Schiff has no problem spying on his ranking member, potential witnesses have reason to fear Schiff will dox them for talking to Nunes. This, of course, was exactly the point of revealing the information. It's a gross infringement upon the rights of the minority to gather relevant information.

By publishing Nunes' phone records, Schiff has now made it less likely that sources will cooperate with Nunes to turn over information relevant to legislative purposes. Nunes used his position to uncover invaluable information about public corruption. Journalist Lee Smith recently penned an entire book cataloging how Nunes led the team that exposed Clinton's funding of the dossier used to frame Trump (just one example of the many revelations uncovered thanks to Nunes).

This is a big deal. By closing off fact-gathering, Schiff is attempting to blind the minority and force it to accept the distorted facts Schiff presents. Bad facts make bad laws and lead to bad legislative acts-like this flimsy impeachment...

I have no illusions about whether or not Schiff-for-Brains or any of his Democrat co-conspirators and henchman will ever face any serious legal repercussions or justified retribution for what they are doing to this president and what shred of law and order and justice may yet exist. Odds are they won't. But their actions are not playing well in Peoria, especially considering the nature of Trump and more crucially, his incredible record of success when compared and contrasted to past presidents, Democrat and RINO. The Democrat-Media Complex brought this upon itself, but then again perhaps it was inevitable. The eight years of Obama, plus much of the previous 20 of the Bushes and Clinton brought the nation to a crossroads politically, culturally and economically. Trump and most Americans wanted a way back. And the powers that be would not allow that to happen. Winston Churchill spoke of the end, the beginning of the end and the end of the beginning, in referring to what would prove to be the midpoint of World War Two (El Alamein). Perhaps we may be at or even approaching that "end of the beginning" phase. But despite the urge for eeyore-ism, remember that none of what has been exposed - none of it - would have ever been revealed and confirmed to both us, and now many more Americans than ever had it not been for Donald J. Trump. So, at least there's that. And I think it's going to prove to be a much bigger thing in the long run than even we can see from this vantage point in time.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/9/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

"Remember when Bloomberg demanded a third term as mayor and got it? Trump will do the same. Beware, the same autocratic impulses..." S.E. Cupp


Quote II

“I do believe that we have to deal with the original sin. We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion. The president has played on racism and he’s used that as a weapon to galvanize a base of support, to mobilize people.” Rep. Al Green (D-TX)


Quote III

“When you talk to those who are in law enforcement and really push them a little bit, like a sheriff or a prosecutor and say, ‘So, really? You mean you’re going to allow violent felons to go ahead and purchase firearms?’ No. They back down pretty quickly.” Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring


Quote IV

And then you have That’sLieutenant Colonel Bratwurst – if you’ve been in uniform, you know there’s one of those guys in every unit, and the wise commander has him off inventorying combat boots at the CIF, where he can’t provoke the troops to hang him by his skivvies from the flag pole out in front of Division HQ. You look at this parade of smug, over-credentialed bureaucrats with delusions of competence and a track record of screw-ups and, to cite the popular meme, you realize that Trump was elected to fire people like them. Kurt Schlichter

Quote V

"The phenomenon of migration is compounded by war, hunger and a 'defensive mindset,' which makes us in a state of fear believe that you can defend yourself only by strengthening borders. At the same time, there is exploitation." Pope Francis

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And Now Some Political Advertisements From Our Tyrannical and Vicious (and Incompetent) Ruling Class

—Ace of Spades

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Trump Surging in Polls in Three Battleground States, as Impeachment Seems to be Damaging Biden and the Democrats

—Ace of Spades

LOL.

I think Trump should thank David Frum, John Podhoretz, David French, the Dispatch, the Bulwark, National Review et al. when he cruises -- ahoy! -- to reelection with 350 electoral votes.

Quarterly polling by the Republican firm Firehouse Strategies, with Optimus, had President Trump struggling in the mega-battlegrounds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- but in the newest edition, he beats every Democrat.

The big picture: Trump won by an average of six percentage points in hypothetical match-ups against all current Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden, who was performing well in head-to-head contests against Trump in polling conducted earlier in the year.

The poll found that a majority of likely 2020 voters surveyed do not support impeaching and removing Trump from office.

LOLOLOLOL

The Democrats have two chances to beat Trump if they can't win two of the three PA, WI, and MI: Slim and none, and slim just resigned after photos of a "thruple" relationship with a staffer surfaced.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:50 PM Comments

Fusion Co-Founders Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer Refused to Talk to IG;
James Comey and Former FBI Attorney James Baker Also Avoided Fully Testifying

—Ace of Spades

Specifically, Comey and Baker refused to get recertified for a classification clearance, thus blocking the IG's efforts to "refresh their recollection" with classified documents.

"Refreshing a witness' recollection" by showing him documents is a common thing at trials and in investigations.

But sometimes witnesses lie about events, and sometimes lie about having no recollection of certain critical details. James Comey, for example, has a steel-trap recall as to things he wants to claim to his media and government coconspirators, but has all sorts of convenient memory lapses about stuff that could get him into legal trouble.

So the IG wanted to "refresh his recollection" about this convenient periods of Lost Time by showing him classified documents and notes that would explain exactly who he talked to and when he talked to them and what he said to them.

Rather than agreeing to do this, Comey said, "Nah, I decline to get new clearance to see classified material," thus preventing the IG from "refreshing his recollection."

Had he been confronted with a lie about a convenient lack of memory with a document that explained exactly what happened, he would have had to make a choice between telling the truth, or doubling down on his lie even in the face of a documentary record "reminding" him of the truth.

Now, one can get out of a lot of perjury charges by claiming one just didn't remember right, but if someone shows you documentary evidence about what the facts are and you still claim you don't remember, or you remember a version of the story at variance with the written contemporaneous record...?

Well, that makes it much harder to plead "no intent" to a perjury charge.

And so Comey -- the Straight Arrow Truth Teller -- choose to avoid such efforts to get at the truth and keep himself without a security clearance.

For whatever reason, he did not want his recollections to be refreshed.

What is that the Democrats (by which I mean "the media") say whenever a Trump associate declines to testify...?

"The only reason to not testify is because you're guilty."

Hm, why does that rule never seem to apply to Glenn Simpson, James Comey, and the rest of the Straight Shooters Gang?

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Star Democrat "Witness" Says That Trump Should Be Impeached Because His 8-Year-Old Son Thinks Trump Is a "Bad Person," Then Jumps from the Witness Seat to the Prosecutor's Table and Starts Interrogating Republican Witnesses

—Ace of Spades

He's both the star witness and the prosecuting attorney at today's fake impeachment hearings, because the Democrats have said "YOLO" to constitutional government and civil peace.

First, as an expert witness in the field of Orange Man Bad:

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"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" Trailer

—Ace of Spades

I initially didn't like it, and wanted to say "#NotMyGhostbusters," but it's grown on me in the past five minutes.

It's set in a small town in the midwest, rather than New York City. This might have something to do with Dan Aykroyd's complaining that Lady Ghostbusters cost far, far too much money to ever be profitable (even if it had been good, which it wasn't).

It also might have something to do with the film's need to position itself as different in all ways from the disastrous Lady Ghostbusters abortion. They need a different setting, a different tone, and a different age cohort of the main characters.

It also differentiates itself from Lady Ghostbusters -- and from The Real Ghostbusters -- by presenting itself not as a comedy at all, but some kind of Spielbergian action fantasy.

There are no jokes in the trailer. None.

Now that's definitely running from Lady Ghostbusters. Whether this is an accurate teaser for the actual movie or if they're just trying too hard to show they're not like the Fake Ghostbusters, desperate for laughs, I don't know.

It has a very Stranger Things look and feel, down to the Spielbergian suburban barely-middle-class messiness.

It has Paul Rudd. I didn't know he was in this.

The Ghostbusters do not appear in the clip, except in a clip from what is probably Ghostbusters 2, presented as a television news clip, as Paul Rudd explains that there were lots and lots of ghosts to bust in the 80s.

But there have been no ghosts since then. Until now.

Didn't see that one coming.

I assume the Ghostbusters will show up (the living ones, at least) to mentor the kids a little, and might even suit up for the climax, but the main characters here are clearly the little kids so the OG Ghostbusters won't be in the movie much and aren't really needed by the plot all that much.

What do you think?

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