August 17, 2017

Fusion Co-Founder Will Answer Questions -- But Not Publicly, and Not With Senators Present

—Ace

The allowances we make for the people of the left, huh?

Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm that assembled the infamous "Russian dossier" that purported to offer intelligence about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, will be interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee later this month.

Simpson's interview, however, will most likely be with committee staff instead of the senators themselves, according to a report by Politico, which cited a source familiar with the issue.

The funding for the dossier has become of increasing interest for conservatives, as it assembled a host of allegations against Trump while he was a candidate, most of which have either been debunked or can't be proven. Many of the sources of the claims in the dossier also can't be pinned down with any accuracy.

The dossier was used in part to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page in 2016, according to a report by the Washington Post in April. Page has constantly mocked the document as the "dodgy dossier."

Will it at least be under oath, or are we just like Whatever on this?

Posted by Ace at 06:54 PM Comments



Missouri Lawmaker: "I Hope Trump Is Assassinated"

—Ace

Remember what Big Brother told you, though: there is no such thing as a violent left. It's a figment of the racist Republican imagination.

A Democratic Missouri state senator from University City posted, then quickly deleted, a comment on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told The Star she posted the comment out of frustration with the “trauma and despair” the president is causing with his statements about the events in Charlottesville, Va.

“The way I responded this morning was wrong,” she told The Star. “I’m frustrated. Did I mean the statement? No. Am I frustrated? Absolutely. The president is causing damage. He’s causing hate.”

He seems to cause a lot of it in the Democrat Party and media. And the GOP establishment liberal wing too. But I repeat myself thrice.

There Is No Alt-Left, Continued: "Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore," a Vice article proposes.

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Jake Tapper "Reports" on Antifa Attacking Journalists... On Twitter. And Without Calling Them Antifa.

—Ace

John Sexton is a close friend and I don't want to hit him on this.

But as a general matter, it's time for conservatives to stop being #CheapDates for Jake Tapper.

He mentioned this on Twitter. I doubt he will feature it on, you know, his actual TV show.

He does this a lot -- if you embarrass him about his non-coverage of a major story that he's embargoing because of his lefty politics, he'll mention it on Twitter, as he did here, but he'll keep his CNN show clean of this offensive material.

His show's on now-- let me know if he gets 'round to mentioning it.

If a critic points out his blatant hypocrisy -- his bullshit posture of a Real News MAN Who Reports Without Prejudice or Favor -- he'll give you a little "Shut up, I 'covered' that on Twitter" appeasement.

But it won't the make the actual TV "news" cast.

Check the timestamps here:


Notice, by the way, that he provides three descriptors for the protesters -- "Nazi/KKK/Alt-right" -- but his descriptor for antifa is just "people protesting the Nazs/KKK/Alt-right."

He's been on a jeremiad about specifically naming the evil groups -- why does he lose his nerve with antifa?

Later in this series of tweets, he notes a letter written by antifa defends/excuses this attack, but he's careful not to id the assailant as antifa.

Over the years, I've got a lot of excuses from Jake Tapper about why major stories do not appear on his show.

The Iran Echo Chamber story? I don't trust that source, he told me, not giving any reasons for that lack of trust. When I later told him Ben Rhodes and Ned Price had confirmed the quotes attributed to them, he said something like "It was a busy news day" or whatever.

Months later the Iran Echo Chamber story was in the news again, and I again asked why he wasn't covering it. Again he told me "I don't trust that source," forgetting, it seems, that he had already offered that excuse previously and I had already rebutted it by linking Rhodes and Price affirming the quotes.

Jake Tapper's main outreach to conservatives is just making bullshit excuses for his leftist bias -- he was a former "star" Salon reporter, don't forget -- which is hailed as some kind of victory by his fanbois on the right (of which there are many-- and I specifically do not include John Sexton (of whom I am a fanboi, as you might gather from my many links to him)).

When pressed, and with no avenue of easy retreat, Tapper will mention something on Twitter, and then Noah C. Rothman will applaud his "courage" for tweeting a story late in the night.

But he's #OnTheTelevision, and the television is the new Cult of the Saints. Many people just seem to lose their shit when someone from the TV!!! "interacts" with them on twitter. It's enough to create a permanent loyalty to the Great Television Celebrity for many.

I have to admit, I know people from movies or tv, and yeah, you do kind of think "OMG, someone from TV or the movies!" I admit it. Yes, it's a major thing. Even if you try to be cool about it, it's still a thing.

But the intense cult of loyalty Tapper has instilled in his devoted suckophants merely for retweeting them (or sending a cursory DM after they effusively praise him for his "bravery") is a bit too far, isn't it?

If you want to meet the real Jake Tapper, here's how you do it:

Criticize him online for bias. Oh sure he's quite swell if you're praising him. Who wouldn't be?

But try criticizing him for his bias.

You will then meet the Real Jake Tapper -- not the Pleasant Celebrity Who Pleasantly Accepts Your Fawning Admiration -- in your DMs.

And the Real Jake Tapper isn't the one who flatters you with some small amount of Twitter Attention after you praise him.

But then, he is #OnTelevision. And therefore, adult men should continue allowing themselves to be reduced to quivering schoolgirls when such a "celebrity" as he gives them some minor attention.

Posted by Ace at 04:39 PM Comments

Uh-Oh: Trump Tweets

—Ace


Trump is apparently referring to a bloody campaign Pershing conducted against the Philippines (Muslim) terrorists.

Now, bear in mind, we've had a week now where the media has fallen over itself to defend violence against American citizens just for saying admittedly hateful and offensive things. Punch a Nazi has never been more popular, with even "prinicpled" figures on the right basically suggesting that vigilante street justice is approved if the target sufficiently upsets Jon Podhoretz.

But now that Trump has suggested some Punch an Islamist Terrorist justice (in the context of an actual war, which is legal), we're going to suddenly hear a lot of tunes changing on this question of whether or not you toss out the rules when you're up against Nazis. One rule for for White Nazis, another much more humane and understanding rule for Brown Nazis.

Posted by Ace at 02:50 PM Comments

Islamist Jew-Hating Nazi Crashes Van Into Crowd In Front of Kosher Market in Spain

—Ace

I've been hearing for a week that we must name, specifically, the hateful Hate Groups behind this hate.

And yet, oddly, CNN is reticent to do so all of a sudden.

I won't be -- this is another attack by the anti-semitic racists of the Islamist Nazis.

Update:



"The police identify one of those responsible in the Barcelona attack: Driss Oukabir"

So he's either an Islamist, or an upcoming Star Wars character.

Posted by Ace at 01:04 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Of course they're not going to be stop with a few Confederate generals. They're just getting started. Pretty soon it will be all statues. Then it'll be movies. Then books. They're on a roll and they're not going to stop until they've turned the entire country into 'Fahrenheit 451', Mao's Cultural Revolution, and '1984' all mashed up together and managed by Google"

Also:


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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

I have a soft spot in my heart for Rembrandt, because he seems to be painting humanity. I look at his works and know that there is a soul inside his subjects, whereas most other artists simply can't do that.

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The Morning Report 8/17/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The Republican Party is no more. It is dead. It has ceased to be. It has joined the choir invisible and is pushing up the daisies. In the wake of last November's election, perhaps the most stunning upset in at least a generation and a complete shock to the Deep State establishment, instead of parlaying its victory and national mandate to begin the attempt to rollback the last eight to possibly 50 years of the Fabian Socialist counter-revolution, this collection of thieves, drunk on their own power and influence, have decided it better to keep lining their pockets by protecting their ideologically-driven Marxist cohorts in the Democrat Party than to try and save some vestige of the nation and system that got them elected in the first place.

But wait; there's more. And it's worse by orders of magnitude. Not content to merely play the role of Emanuel Goldstein with a wink and a nod to the Democrats and their Media overlords, with the victory of Donald Trump, their hatred of this man and by extension we who elected him has caused this group of supine stooges to actually lose their minds. John McCain, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio are consciously and willingly helping to mainstream the ranks of Democrat-protected and funded terrorists and anarchists while blood-libeling we the people and the President as racist crackpots. It would be bad enough if these three bastards were merely backbenchers from a battleground state. They're not; they are leaders of the party and presidential candidates, two of whom were nominees. In the name of God, do you not know what you're doing?! Are you that spiteful and greedy as to not understand the goals and motivations of the people with whom you have just jumped into bed?!

Another far-left group at Charlottesville last weekend: the Workers World Party, a group of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries who have declared their support for Kim Jong Un's murderous dictatorship in North Korea. Workers World's publication has consistently published propaganda-like screeds supporting Venezuela's murderous regime.

The communist group "sent many of its members to Charlottesville, Va., to beat back the Nazis and Klan who marched there," according to a post recapping the group's participation in the weekend's violence....

....Workers' World's stated goals are classic Marxism, including igniting an international socialist revolution and "the shutdown of the Pentagon and the use of the war budget" --- that is, the funding for the Department of Defense --- "to improve the lives of the working class and especially the oppressed peoples."

You three disgust me. I have no use for you. You are a collective disgrace to the nation. The sooner you disappear from the landscape of political discourse the better off we will all be.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/16/17) Geography-Cities Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Quote of The Day

Quote I

Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little. Marguerite Gardiner


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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:20 PM Comments

Robots Are Stupid

—Ace

...but probably more competent than 40% of the American workforce.


Posted by Ace at 09:16 PM Comments

Non-Partisan Media Which Is Totally Not In the Bag for Radical Violent Leftswing Organizations Now Comparing Antifa to WWII Veterans

—Ace

Nailed it in one go.

Oddly, a whole bunch of the #JournOListMajors seemed to have the exact same idea at around the exact time. Some even used the same pictures of amphibious landing craft dropping doors open on Omaha Beach.

The media also spent a lot of time calling people Nazis for noting that the Media's Favorite Communist Street Thugs were communist street thugs.

Posted by Ace at 06:57 PM Comments

Tim Kaine Has Harsh Words For Violent Thugs, Not Including His Son Who Was Arrested for Violent Disruption of a Peaceful Rally

—Ace


And indeed, "Linwood Michael Kaine" was indeed arrested and charged for his participation in a riot that included throwing a pyrotechnic device at an old woman's head.


The son of former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will face criminal charges for his role in a violent smoke bomb-fueled riot that broke out at a pro-Trump rally, according to a report Friday.

Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, of Minneapolis, Minnesota — whose father was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate — was slapped with three misdemeanor charges tied to a melee in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reported.

The charges, which were filed by the Ramsey county attorney Friday, include fleeing police on foot, concealing his identity and obstructing the legal process with force, according to the paper.

The Virginia senator’s son was initially busted on second-degree riot charges after a fight erupted between protesters and supporters on March 4.

One of the demonstrators allegedly tossed a smoke bomb into the crowd — striking a 61-year-old woman in the head, the Pioneer Press reported at the time. Others unleashed pepper spray and blew whistles and airhorns amid the chaos, according to past reports.

Linwood Kaine was wearing the black clothes and mask of antifa, but began stripping out of those clothes when cops came to wrangle him. They say he was apprehended while "spinning out" of his black antifa riot garb.

But the Ruling Class has rights and privileges the commoners do not have, and should not have.

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Posted by Ace at 05:47 PM Comments

Jim "The Human Selfie" Acosta: Trump Showed His Colors, and They Weren't Red, White, and Blue

—Ace

I guess he only knows the one poem, because now he's just on to naming primary colors seen in flags.

Having already said earlier in the day that Trump’s presidency went “off the rails,” Acosta showed up on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon seemed to echo much of what host Don Lemon said earlier today when the anchor stated that the president’s “true colors are coming out.”

“I think we saw the president’s true colors today,” Acosta stated. “I’m not sure they were red, white, and blue.”

Jim Acosta's main color is pink, and I don't mean that he's a communist. Well I do mean that, but not right this second. I'm just sayin', he seems like the kind of guy who likes a pink thong.


Posted by Ace at 04:33 PM Comments

Area Woman Gives Boastful Press Conference About Her Malicious Vandalism Charges

—Ace

Supposedly she'll be charged. I foresee a short probation in her future -- not even a slap on the wrist.

She held a press conference to insist a slap on the wrist was too grave a penalty for just seeking Justice:

How did the police locate Thompson to arrest her? Once the protesters learned police were planning to make arrests, they held a press conference at the college with signs that read “Drop the charges.”

By the way, the statue she pulled down was... rather less of a pro-Confederacy monument than the historically illiterate vandals assumed.

The statue, which honored children conscripted against their will into the Confederate Army during the Civil War, stood in Durham's public square since 1924.

Let's just pull All the Statues down.

Oh wait -- bagman and fixer Terry MacAuliffe has already proposed that.

Update: Two more arrested.

All three criminals are associated with the Worker's World Party, a communist extremist group.

But there is no alt-left. It's just a made-up word.

Posted by Ace at 02:37 PM Comments

As Trump Predicted: Pastor Demands George Washington Statue Be Removed; Flashback: Leftists Demand Teddy Roosevelt Statue Be Destroyed

—Ace

George Washington owned slaves -- and that's all he did.

A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities.

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.

“When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans,” he said. “Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat.”


Dukes said, even though Washington was the nation’s first president and led the American army in the Revolutionary War, he’s no hero to the black community.

“There’s no way plausible that we would even think that they would erect a Malcolm X statue in Mount Greenwood, Lincoln Park, or any of that. Not that say Malcolm X was a bad guy; they just would not go for it,” he said. “Native Americans would not even think about putting up a Custer statue, because of the atrocities that he plagued upon Native Americans. And for them to say to us ‘just accept it’ is actually insulting.”

This story is from last year, but goes with the new one: Leftist activist demand that New York Natural History Museum take down the statue of Teddy Roosevelt, a "racist."

BTW, I'm pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt's statue is there because he founded the museum.

Here's another flashback, this one to 2015:


Posted by Ace at 12:54 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Well, here we go: A disgusting CBS news story about how Iceland is using abortion to 'eliminate' Down's Syndrome, and I don't know what's worse, making DS sound like polio or smallpox, or that the way they're doing it is by murdering DS kids while they're still in the womb, or the fact that this is just eugenics smuggled in through the back door."

Here is the article that CBSNews GP is referring to: "What kind of society do you want to live in?": Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.

The article mentions that murdering DS children in the womb isn't strictly an Icelandic thing:

According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent (1995-2011); in France it's 77 percent (2015); and Denmark, 98 percent (2015). The law in Iceland permits abortion after 16 weeks if the fetus has a deformity -- and Down syndrome is included in this category.

Progressive medicine is concerned primarily with determining who you need to murder and what the best methods are for murdering them.

Eugenics, formerly all the rage in Europe and even here in America, went underground after the destruction of the Third Reich, but, as GP observed, progressives keep trying to sneak it back in. They don't openly campaign for eugenics in the name of eugenics, but it always seems to be in the background of progressive thought, just waiting to come out when the time is right.

I see Patricia Heaton is on the same page as GP:


Oh, and lest we forget, you know who else is a big fan of eugenics? Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:19 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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John Singleton Copley

I would love to know what the hell is going on in this guy's head, and what Copley was thinking when he painted this portrait.

You Massholes might know his name....

Posted by CBD at 10:16 AM Comments

The Morning Report 8/16/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. With the situation arising out of Charlottesville now front and center (and probably remaining there since the Russia collusion hoax has all but evaporated as a political weapon), we are seemingly now on an inexorable path towards an internal crisis that threatens to tear this nation apart. We did not want this. We have tried to be reasonable, in all instances in the face of the irrational and the unreasonable, to come to some sort of accommodation or understanding. That as is now painfully obvious has come to naught. We are not seen as equals, but as an evil entity that must be silenced or eliminated.

The people and movement that seek this have their political home in the Democrat Party. Over the past eight years, and indeed since the New Deal, their policies have bankrupted the nation financially and culturally. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, they have nothing to take from you but blood, sweat, tears and toil. Having been exposed as failures, criminals, liars and cheats, and bereft of any real policies and ideas, all they have left is to lash out. And violently. I give you this from our lead story:

After the political failure of Obama, the collapse of Hillary, the cannibalism visited on Bernie and his followers, it's apparent that the American left is a spent force, and this kind of political kabuki is all that remains for them.

Clearly, the left has failed in the U.S., as they have everywhere else. Their plans have proved empty, their carefully structured systems have ossified to the point of paralysis, their pleas and promises are mere repetitions of rhetoric that was old in the 1930s. They have nothing to offer except violence, hatred, and eventual extinction. But they can still do a lot of damage as they go down the chute, keeping in mind that their descent may involve a process lasting decades.

They seem to be aware of this, and eager to carry out as much havoc as is humanly possible. This is very likely the plan for November 4th.

Unless something changes, we can look forward, at the very least, to mobs in the streets, assaults by black-clad masked goons, shops destroyed, cars overturned and set ablaze, everything that we've seen recently in Berkeley, Ferguson, and Baltimore. Supported as it is by the media, academic, and entertainment spheres, and with the people supposedly "in power" showing no awareness that any of the sort is happening (can anyone picture Ryan or McConnell actually responding to this?), it will continue until an end is put to it - very likely by a jaw-dropping episode of violence.

As I have said many times, this is not about extremists on "both sides" because the extremists historically and provably have been on one side. There is no Right-Left paradigm. There are only those who believe in liberty and America as founded and those who do not and actively seek our subjugation or destruction. The Nazis, KKK, white supremacists and others are on that side, along with the Marxist, socialists, Maoists and Islamists. What is also sickening to me, yet completely unsurprising, is the rush of those politicians and media figures allegedly on our side to jump on the bandwagon and use this completely manufactured crisis as a political weapon with which to attack PDT. To tie the neo-Nazis to President Trump, and by extension to us is a blood-libeling that must not be allowed to stand.

This has all been brewing for years, and more likely decades since at least the 1960s. Players and movements behind the scenes have wormed their way into legitimate institutions, academia, the media and government and poisoned the minds of the uneducated and uninformed. One of the key players in all of this shit-stirring is George Soros. While there are many who share his aims and have the resources to fund the anarchy, Soros' ill-gotten gains have been fueling the lion's share of the violence at least as far back as Occupy Wall Street and beyond. It is way past time that he and all of his front group NGOs be prosecuted and shut down. He is fomenting violent insurrection here at home and abroad. He should be prosecuted, all of his assets seized and then either imprisoned for the rest of his life or stripped of his citizenship and deported back to Hungary. The sooner we do this, the sooner we can at least restore order in our streets and prevent what happened in Charlottesville, and Ferguson, Baltimore, Oakland and other places from getting out of control.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:14 AM Comments

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/15/17) Yes, Tuesday Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Wonder if the fish are biting?)


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Quotes of The Day

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Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. Richard Wright


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The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue. Rush Limbaugh


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First rule of change is controversy. You can't get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial. Change means movement, and movement means friction, and friction means heat, and heat means controversy. Saul Alinsky


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As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. Jeff Miller

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Gloria Allred Debuts New Accuser of Roman Polanski, Who Claims He Sexually Assaulted Her When She Was 16

—Ace

On one hand, this is a very long time to make a claim, and also: this is Gloria Allred.

On the other hand, pedophiles rarely strike just once.

Although the first girl Polanski raped has called for the case to be dropped against him, Allred and this new accuser are arguing against that.

Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to introduce another person who claims she was sexually assaulted by film director Roman Polanski when she was a minor.

The woman, who identified herself only as Robin, said that Polanski sexually victimized her in 1973 when she was 16-years-old....

“While we understand that Ms. Geimer would like this case to end, Robin and I feel that it is very important that Mr. Polanski returns to court in California to be sentenced," said Allred in her press conference. "Any other defendant who is not rich and famous would be required to be present for a sentencing proceeding on a conviction for a felony committed against a child."

Gloria Allred held a press conference? How out-of-character.

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DOJ Seeks Personally-Identifying Information from Website for Visitors Who Violently Disrupted the Inauguration Day Events

—Ace

I don't understand the left's position on this -- they support doxxing at every opportunity, and now are claiming that violent J20 disruptors can't be identified even with a judge's order?

Sounds to me like we're abandoning the pretense of a "nation of laws" entirely -- it's full-on just a nation of a Ruling Class and its supportive tribes, with various Ruled Classes beneath them. The Ruled Classes can be doxxed like crazy, but not the tribes allied to the Ruling Class.

The Department of Justice is seeking personal information on visitors to an anti-Trump website connected to destructive Inauguration Day protests, sparking a court fight with the hosting service which says the request violates privacy protections.

The DOJ has obtained a search warrant ordering web-hosting service DreamHost “to assist law enforcement and produce such electronic data.”

The department wants data including IP addresses, names and other personal information pertaining to visitors to the website disruptj20.org, which helped organize political protests against the Trump administration.

More than 200 people were charged after protesters broke windows and set fire to a limousine on Trump's Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. Prosecutors say the website disruptj20.org was used for planning the disturbances.

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Combative Trump at Press Conference: Does the Alt-Left Bear Any Responsibility For Their Own Violence?

—Ace


Full presser here.

YouTube link here.

Some of the things he says:

* When asked about a claim that the "alt-right" is pushing attacks against McMasters, Trump says, "Why said that? You mean Senator McCain? The one who voted against Obamacare?"

* He then asks the press to define "the alt-right," and asks about the "alt-left which came charging at them."

* Notes that there's a very violent "alt-left" and the media refuses to even mention that. Goes on: "You had a group on the other side who came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent."

* Tells a guy -- probably Jim Acosta -- to shut up, then calls him "Fake News." It's something like "You quiet down FakeNews."

* On statues, which Jim Acosta, I'm given to understand, is a great fan of, and leftists pulling them down, wants to know if George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are next.

* The media continued to ask many arguments on behalf of their pet stormtroopers, "antifa." People asked arguments about the "alt-left" (antifa) and the white supremacists not being "on the same moral plane." The media are obviously great fans of antifa, and is not even pretending to pretend they're not great fans.

* On statues being pulled down, and whether George Washington is next: "They're changing our culture, they're changing our culture."

* I'm sure Steven Hayes is getting ready to smear Mollie Hemingway as living in an "alternate reality" again, even though there is video of black-clad antifa clubbing the shit out of people with short-sticks and bats. A well-trained dog understands it is meant to bite its master's enemies, and never its master's friends.

* He spoke about infrastructure and reducing permitting time from 17 years to 2 years. Asked at the end what he thought would help racial healing, he returned to that topic: "Jobs," he said.

Posted by Ace at 04:40 PM Comments

Anti-Trump "Activist" Murders Republican Committeeman Neighbor, and Media Doesn't Say a Fucking Word

—Ace

Steven Hayes definitely won't be saying a fucking word. A well-trained dog understands the limits of his chain. Even when the chain is off, the well-trained pet stays within the little circle permitted to it.

So here's some more "alternate reality" for Steven Hayes and the Weakly Standard.

So a frothing anti-Trump “activist” executes a Republican in cold blood and it doesn’t even register on the national radar. Reverse the roles here and tell us this wouldn’t be a 24/7 story for days.
Posted by Ace at 03:57 PM Comments

Stanford University Researchers Find That Cops Who Are Polite To Black Drivers Are Actually Being Disrespectful...Or Something

—CBD

Heather MacDonald eviscerates the study in her article in the current "City Journal." Conjuring Disrespect: A much-touted study of Oakland police shows researchers' determination to find racism, not cops' bias. I Like MacDonald, even though she is a bit gung-ho in her defense of policing in America. But her criticisms are right on target.

The attempt to find systemic police bias has come to this: the difference between an officer saying “uh” and saying “that, that’s.” According to Stanford University researchers, police officers in Oakland, California, use one of those verbal tics more often with white drivers and the other more often with black drivers. If you can guess which tic conveys “respect” and which “disrespect,” you may have a career ahead of you in the exploding field of bias psychology.

I'm no fan of the current trend in America, which is to allow the militarization of police, and turn a blind eye to the obvious issues of unbridled use of force and tolerance of aggressive and sometimes illegal behavior. But that doesn't mean that cops are racists...it means that some of them are jerks. And the rest of them -- the ones who tolerate the lawlessness of the few -- are also culpable. But it is pretty clear that the cops in Oakland who were tarred as racist were actually behaving in a rational, controlled and intelligent manner. Tailoring how they speak to people based on the crazy notion that everyone is a bit different seems to me to be the smart way to do it.

But the study's conclusion was no doubt written before the data were analyzed. The authors knew what they were going to find, so really, it was just going through the motions.

I recall a study published last year that discovered some interesting facts: On the most extreme use of force – officer-involved shootings – we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account.

But that's based on numbers and objective data that can't really be massaged too much. Feelings are much easier to manipulate, and Stanford's researchers certainly did a bang-up job of that!

Posted by CBD at 03:10 PM Comments

Vandals Destroy Statue in Durham; Cops Claim They'll Prosecute

—Ace



Police say they'll catch the villains, but I doubt that. The Left has carte blanche to assault and vandalize and even detonate the occasional bomb. Pointing this out gets you labeled as being part of an "alternate reality" even by the alleged rightwing opinion media.

Note the cops stood down and permitted this to happen.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said investigators were working to identify and charge those involved in the toppling of a Confederate monument. Leftwing “protestors” toppled the monument on Monday while law enforcement stood down.

“We decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority,” Sheriff Andrews said in a statement. “As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct.”

The crowd of a few dozen “vandalized” ...

Sneer quotes around "vandalized" because the media isn't sure that destroying a public statue is vandalism.

...the Confederate statue in wake of the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia...

“My deputies showed great restraint and respect for the constitutional rights of the group expressing their anger and disgust for recent events in our country. Racism and incivility have no place in our country or Durham.”

The Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina was dedicated in 1924. It depicted a bronze Confederate soldier holding a rifle in front of a pedestal inscribed with the words: “In Memory of the Boys Who Wore The Gray.”


Posted by Ace at 01:13 PM Comments

Russian Characters Repeatedly Tried to Contact Trump Campaign... and Were Serially Rebuffed and Refused

—Ace

Kompromat? Nyet.

A young aide on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign attempted several times to set up a meeting between Trump and "Russian leadership," including President Vladimir Putin, according to internal campaign emails.

Three days after George Papadopoulos was named one of Trump's foreign policy advisers in March 2016, he sent an email to seven other campaign officials with the subject line, "Meeting with Russian Leadership -- Including Putin," the Washington Post reports.

...

Papadopoulos was a volunteer for the campaign and had very little foreign policy experience. He had been in the Model U.N. program in college, from which he graduated in 2009.

Senior Trump campaign officials were uncomfortable with Papadopoulos' March email, which offered to set up "a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss US-Russia ties under President Trump."

Sam Clovis, a campaign co-chairman, said that he wanted NATO allies to be consulted with first, while another Trump adviser, retired Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic, said that such contacts could pose multiple legal issues, for potentially violating the Logan Act and American sanctions against Russia. Then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also against having Trump meet with Russian officials.

You will never see or hear this story again. Oh, Mollie Hemingway might bring it up on Fox, only to have Steven Hayes accuse her of living in an "alternate reality."

Posted by Ace at 12:19 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"All those idiots hurling the epithet 'Nazi' around this weekend, do they even know what the Nazi Party stands for? Well, I'll tell you: Universal health care. Free education. Redistribution of wealth. Hooray for the little guy and boo large corporations and banks. After all, they're *socialists*, fer crying out loud. The Nazi party platform could've been written by Occupy Wall Street or Bernie F*ing Sanders."


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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:17 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Denial of Saint Peter
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Posted by CBD at 09:55 AM Comments

The Morning Report 8/15/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Top stories for this Tuesday include the breaking story of Whoa, Fat! now backing off his promise to launch a salvo of missiles at Guam. This is a clear win for the President, but of course, that will not be how it's portrayed. No doubt, the insane NorKs will be hailed as reasonable and conciliatory. Meanwhile, in the real world, Phat Phuck is still saying he'll "wring the necks of the Yankees" while Sec Def Mattis has stated we will now shoot down any missile that is launched from the North. That statement might have been before the NorKs blinked, so I have to check the timing since this is somewhat of a still developing story.

Meanwhile, here at home, the Obama legacy is in full bloom as we are devolving into a full blown racial war. It cannot be stated enough that white supremacists, Nazis, the KKK etc. etc. not only have absolutely no relation to conservatives and Republicans but have deep roots within the totalitarian Left and Democrats. And yet, we will be tarred with that brush as we have been since time immemorial. I wish that the President had called out BLM and the Panthers for the domestic terrorists that they are and actually laid the blame for all the violence that we are and will sadly continue to witness where it belongs: directly at the feet of Obama, Holder, the Democrats and the Left. Yes, it is war, for the hearts and minds of the uninformed and now more and more, literally in the streets of America.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

UPDATE: I forgot today is the special election in Alabama. VOTE!!!

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:10 AM Comments

Monday Night Overnight Open Thread (8/14/17) All Day Monday Edition

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(What a lovely carbon footprint)


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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT)


Quote II

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Herbert Hoover


Quote III

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James


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More Quotes of The Day. If motivational quotes told the truth.

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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:04 PM Comments

Test

—Ace

Our clock function is all messed up. just checking it out.

Posted by Ace at 08:38 PM Comments

The Rise of Identity Politics Gives Birth, Get This, to a White Identity Politics as Well

—Ace

I think Identity Politics of all kinds are odious and poisonous to the individual -- if your value is your race or gender, well, you have branded yourself as someone of extraordinarily low value, haven't you?

But as John Sexton points out, you can't expect a culture to praise all sorts of Identity Politics -- flat-out racist groups and gender supremacists -- but say that one group doesn't get to play by the same rules.

Either it's all poisonous garbage, or it's all got something of merit to it.

I believe the former. But the media -- and the establishment right political class -- cannot continue with this incoherent claim that Identity Politics are permissible for e everyone except The One Group Which is Truly Odious and Cursed by God.

People will not accept that. No one will accept his subordination without a fight of some kind.

Tonight I watched Stephen Hayes accuse Mollie Hemingway of living in an "alternate reality" for pointing out, correctly, that we have -- and have had -- a serious problem with leftwing identity politics thugs for years, with an increasing tempo of violence. The most recent major event being the attempted assassination of a half-dozen Republican congressmen by a Bernie Sanders reporter.

This, Steven Hayes intoned, was an "alternate reality." There is no problem with leftist violence or tribalistic hate politics -- it's perfectly acceptable for them, and we should say nothing about it.

I guess you can play #FakeNews #PretendOpposition as long as a billionaire patron is paying your bills.

After he tires of his toy -- when he begins to realize he's paying for something with no influence or relevance -- who knows.

I guess it's on to CNN for Steve Hayes, then.

After the Scalise shooting -- which was like two months ago-- the media, including the #FakeNews #PretendConservatives, only seemed willing to talk about leftwing violence in an article equally condemning rightwing violence.

Now we have a situation of rightwing violence (and lots of antifa violence, too), but the #FakeConservatives now insist we can only talk about rightwing violence -- and cannot, as they themselves previously did, discuss right and left violence in context, as two things that reinforce each other.

Which is exactly the claim Rachel Maddow makes.

If the Weekly Standard now exists exclusively to parrot the claims made nightly on Rachel Maddow -- What is the point of you, exactly?

I think a lot of these shills have an Exit Strategy from the GOP planned, and I think it's time to hurry them to the door.

Posted by Ace at 07:27 PM Comments

Rundown Victim Heather Heyer's Sister Thanks Trump For His Words;
#FakeNews CNN Chooses to Run Clip of Victim's Friend Saying She Wouldn't Want Trump to Even Speak Her Name

—Ace

Meanwhile, Jim Acosta is looking for some #SickBurnPoetryQuotes from Walt Wiltman's I Sing the Body Electric.


Posted by Ace at 06:11 PM Comments

FoxNews Reporter Doug McKelway: Source Says Cops Were Ordered to Make No Arrests Without Explicit Prior Approval of Mayor; Police Evacuated Site Because it Was "Too Dangerous"

—Ace

His reportage, briefly:

* "We have learned from a senior law enforcement source from other county, who was here [in Charlottesville]... that officers were instructed to make no arrests without the explicit approval of the Charlottesville mayor. Our law enforcement source says that he was outraged by that instruction."

The Charlottesville chief of police categorically denied this.

* However, McKelway says: "I can say, havig been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible apearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had headwounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks -- you saw what they were wearing -- helmets, body armor, they had come -- and this pertains to both sides -- they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree."

* He was told during the day that if reporters had to, they could retreat to the police staging area. However, when protesters began throwing tear gas and the reporter tried to take shelter in the staging area, he was told he could not come in, the police said "No, don't come in here... we're leaving. It's too dangerous."

He says you can see the police "filing out of there, single fire, and making a beeline out of there." The chief of police says they were "making a retreat" to put on riot gear, but the reporter wants to know that having seen people with bats and armor, why were they not already wearing riot armor?

Conclusion: Once again, a liberal mayor gives progressive shock troops Space to Destroy and orders police to stand down and allow them to beat the shit out of people #ForPeace.

By the way, the Charlottesville Chief of Police made this racist statement:


That's racist, because, see, the media told me that when Trump said there was violence on "many sides" that was racist.

And when I say 'The media," I expressly include the "conservative" media, who is making sure their liberal friends, corporate donors, and future employers know that they would never say something so racist like "Antifa is violence and beats the shit out of people with tacit approval of liberal city's police forces."

Posted by Ace at 05:04 PM Comments

#Hero: Jim Acosta Now Tweeting Out His Own Statements as Breathless Breaking News

—Ace

Jim Acosta reporting, on Jim Acosta.


Next up: Jim Acosta reports on all the women he has satisfied with his abnormally large genitals.

Posted by Ace at 04:01 PM Comments

Did the Charlottesville Mayor Order Police to Stand Down, to Allow His Allies in #Antifa to Rough Up the Nazis?

—Ace

The Nazis had a permit; antifa did not. (Say what you will about Nazis, but they're bears for paperwork.)

Antifa raided the permitted Nazi rally space.

Police let them -- and let beatings go on. They gave them Space to Destroy, as they say.

I hope Sessions will be looking into this aspect as well.

Antifa was, of course, violent. As usual. As the police always permit them to be.


Even a NYT report noticed:


She was, of course, later Crowd Pressured to backtrack a bit:


I'm tired of #LeftWingPrivilege for violence.

Posted by Ace at 02:59 PM Comments

Trump's Statement on Charlottesville, Take 2 (Because The Liberal Media, Get This, Criticized His First Statement)

—Ace

He should have just come off the golf course with a club over his shoulder to offer a quickie statement. The media seems to approve of that.

The statement starts at 21:45.


Posted by Ace at 02:04 PM Comments

GoDaddy Gives White Power Site The Stormer 24 Hours to Get Off Of Their Servers

—Ace

Blowback.

And in other predictable news, the judge has denied the Nazi Car Jihadi bail, and will keep him in jail through his trial.

Posted by Ace at 12:55 PM Comments

The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"What happened in Charlottesville over the weekend could have been predicted. But everybody just ignored the obvious truth that any political advantage gained by exacerbating racial tensions would be temporary, and sooner or later, the designated bad guys would push back with their own version of identity politics. Well, it looks like the sooner is now later, and the ugliness is just getting started."

(h/t RoyalOil for today's rant)

Thanks to FenelonSpoke who posted this in a comment on Friday: Some very touching and sweet photos.

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Posted by OregonMuse at 11:20 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Odysseus and Calypso
Newell Convers Wyeth

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