June 22, 2018

The Morning Report 6/22/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The weekend is here and with it brings a mixed bag of news, and from my perspective it seems mostly positive, all things considered. As I had alluded to the other day, aside from its long-standing goal of flooding the country with a massive, permanent voting bloc, the Democrat-Left-Media complex manufactured a border crisis of migrant babies being torn from the arms of their loving parents by Adolph Trump and tossed into a concentration camp. The reason was the evaporation of the vaunted midterm Blue Wave along with the Mueller witch hunt and now the revelations that Obama and Clinton with a willing FBI, CIA and NSA conspired to sabotage the Trump campaign and subsequently overthrow his administration.

Well, after almost a week of non-stop lies, smears and utter fakery, the President singlehandedly exposed this sham for what it is by his executive order to reunite the children with their parents - without turning them loose. He made them admit that what he was doing was merely following a long-standing law, that the conditions he was blamed for were in fact the fault of Obama and most importantly that the Democrat-Left merely cares about these kids insofar as it gets them to their holy grail of open borders. The latest Rasmussen poll shows that a majority of Americans place the blame for this on the parents for placing their kids in mortal danger to be used as political pawns. Most importantly, the President's rhetoric on all these issues is plain, straightforward and brutally honest. It's also reassuring to hear for the first time a Republican president calling it like it is and calling out the Left for their intentions. Well played, sir. And with the embarrassing defeat of the first House bill to address DACA, Paul Ryno was forced tp postpone the more moderate bill (read: total sellout) for Monday and, as of this writing, the situation is in doubt if he'll be able to whip the necessary votes for passage, and even so, it would have to clear the Senate and then face PDT's veto pen. So, at least for now, the status quo such as it is is maintained.

From my perspective, when you consider the corrupt nature of the bureaucracy, a large portion of our judiciary and the rogue nature of blue states and cities where upwards of 20-30 million illegal aliens live, in a very real sense already have open borders. Unless and until you cut off the money and benefits that attract and keep these people here, and severely punish any person or enterprise that knowingly employs them, this problem is not going to go away. Along with that, if we are going to even have a chance at saving the nation and preserving whatever vestige of America as founded still exists, we must have a moratorium on legal immigration for a period of minimum 20 years. I realize that that is almost assuredly a non-starter given the political climate and mindset of a large part of the nation and more importantly those in DC and those with deep pockets. But it has to be said and it has to be proposed. In any case, all in all, it was a good week for the President and the American people on this most crucial issue.

That said, the rage and anger goes on and as the Media drum up more propaganda, the potential for violence ramps up. A former cop is being charged for making death threats to the President while some writer up in Canada is taking a cue from Petered-out Fonda and threatening Donald Trump Jr's 4-year-old daughter, and some raving college socialist burped out a sick, violent, inchoate diatribe against the GOP. Jackie Speier rushes to the defense of that Hrabar slag who verbally assaulted DHS Sec Nielsen at a DC restaurant while Cynthia "Tricky Dickless" Nixon has openly slimed ICE as a "terrorist organization." Considering an NYU prof doxed several thousand ICE agents' personal info yesterday, if one of them or a family member is attacked a la Friend-of-Durbin James Hodgkinson, then the Democrat-Left-Media will have blood on their hands. Meh, that's exactly what they want.

Moving along, the big news in the Mueller Flea Circus and Spygate is the DoJ has revoked Peter Strzok's security clearance (gee, that was quick /s) and Peter Kadzik, the DoJ official who sought a job on the Hillary campaign for his son while being part of the investigation into her e-mail servers will not even get a slap on the wrist. Not a smidgen of corruption. Nope.

On the 1st amendment front, anti-American front group SPLC is facing a potential huge lawsuit over its smearing of companies as "hate groups," and as goes Tommy Robinson, so goes whatever liberty and heritage of Magna Carta is left in the UK.

The big news from SCOTUS is its decision to allow states to collect taxes from internet sales. A boon for brick and mortar stores or taxation without representation? Discuss. On the political front, the question of California splitting up is causing heated debate over exactly what that's going to look like. My big fear is three state which have Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento as their capitals. That would be suboptimal to say the least.

On the international scene, the Russians and Chi-Coms are going ballistic over PDT's proposed Space Force. I see parallels with President Reagan's SDI, since despite their image, my gut tells me that the volume and intensity of their reaction indicates that they know they can't compete, technologically or financially, in this area. No doubt a Democrat will try and reassure them a la Ted Kennedy that once Trump's gone, they'll scrap the program. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers want to isolate Iran form the international financial community and want Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to m'nuke Obama's secret side deals in the now defunct nuke deal.

From hither and yon, ABC is booting up a spinoff of "Roseanne" minus Ms. Barr, a rather sobering essay from the Federalist about the end of America and lastly, today marks the 77th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union which they boasted as a war of annihilation. It was the bloodiest, most savage battle in history taking nearly 20 million Russian lives. It also marked the ramping up of the annihilation of the Jews. Over 1.5 million people - nearly one fourth of all the victims of the Holocaust - were shot, one by one, by the Einsatzgruppen in cities, towns and villages from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The mind boggles.

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 07:47 AM Comments



What Can I Say? It's The ONT

—WeirdDave

Say, did anyone notice that the World Cup is going on? Does anyone care? Even though I played some soccer as a kid, and enjoyed it, I've never been interested as an adult. If the US is playing I won't turn it off, but that's about as enthusiastic as I can get.


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Media and Sad Twitter Addicts Spend Afternoon Obsessing Over Melania's Jacket

—Ace of Spades

Twitter addicts showing off their addiction to each other.

Most odious among them: Grandstandin' Jim Acosta.



This is just like the media/twitter addict spaz out about Melania's stiletto heels when touring hurricane-battered Texas, except that it's exactly like that.

Trump trolled the twitter shut-ins where they live. Which is on Twitter:




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Peter Strzok Has Lost His Security Clearance

—Ace of Spades

Finally.

This probably had to do with the IG's inquiry. The IG can interview federal employees but not ex-federal employees (well, at least the IG has no authority to demand an interview).

People have said, erroneously I think, that Page and Strzok had "cooperated' with the IG. I think that is a misunderstanding. Their lawyered-up, "Gee I don't remember saying 'We'll stop it' and if I did say it I only meant we'll stop the exploitation of child labor" bullshit answers weren't "cooperation." They were just some lies they were telling because they had to offer some answers, so long as they were still sucking off the federal tit.

But now that the IG has probably gotten all of their bullshit answers, there's no reason to continue keeping these two as real employees.

This might be a move towards an eventual firing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that former FBI official Peter Strzok has lost his security clearance amid an internal disciplinary review.

"Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance," Sessions told radio host Howie Carr.

Strzok was escorted out of FBI headquarters on Friday, the day after the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its long-awaited report about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

And we still don't know how it came to be that the most explosive of all of Peter Strzok's known texts came to be... unavailable, or at least not discoverable without some serious efforts by Horowitz to find it, which involved happening across the information that the FBI phones were capturing some old texts in their internal hard drive. Something that I guess most people didn't know.

Byron York reports that three attempts to capture missing texts did not find the "We'll stop it" text.

Finally, Horowitz's staff went back to the FBI and did a final search -- this was just a few weeks ago, in May -- and discovered that the phone itself "had a database on it that was actually also doing a collection of text messages."

Using that method, on their fourth run through the data, the IG staff discovered the "We'll stop it" text from Aug. 8, 2016. "It turned out that the FBI wasn't aware that that database on there, which was supposed to be an operating function, was actually collecting data," Horowitz said.

But there was something odd about it all. The Strzok "We'll stop it" text did not come from that period of time, December 2016 to May 2017, when the FBI system was not working. It came from August 2016, when the FBI system was supposedly collecting every message. That was the period of time from which the FBI originally turned over tens of thousands of Strzok-Page texts.

And yet, that one-line message -- "We'll stop it" -- was not turned over to the IG, and not turned over to Congress, either.

"It's now clear to us that the -- even when the software at the FBI was collecting text messages, because the August 8th period was within the collection period, we had the incoming Page to Strzok text, we didn't have the response," Horowitz told the Senate. "It's now clear to us that even outside this blackout period, we're not convinced that the FBI was collecting, for obvious reasons, 100 percent of the text messages."

On Tuesday, speaking to the House, Horowitz faced some skeptical questioning. There were reams of Strzok-Page texts turned over to Congress last fall, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said to Horowitz, "But there was one we didn't get to see -- one text message we didn't get to see that -- until last week, when your report came out, and it just happened to be the most explosive one, the one that says, 'We'll stop Trump.' How come we didn't see that beforehand?"

"There was, in that fourth recovery that we made in May, there was 100,000-plus lines of text to go through," Horowitz said. "Most -- all of them we'd found before. This one was one we hadn't. We didn't see it, or pick it up, until June."

"Did you not see it, or was it hidden from you?" Jordan asked. "Because we have the text message right before it, and the one that happened right after it, but somehow that one — the most explosive one — was missing from the pages that we got months ago."

Horowitz said he did not believe the Justice Department knew about the text before the IG's office discovered it. "I don't think the department had it," Horowitz said. But any chance for Horowitz to elaborate on that, or to satisfy Republican suspicions about the Justice Department's role, was lost when Jordan's time ran out, and no one picked up his line of questions.

As far as I can tell, no one directly asked Strzok if he deleted the text. And Strzok's official story is that he doesn't remember the text at all.

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Charles Krauthammer, RIP

—Ace of Spades

He was 68.

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68.

His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part "I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I'm afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me...

"Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over."

Tucker Carlson was on Fox, praising Krauthammer's spirit. He thought that because Charles Krauthammer faced his own death early in his life -- lying at the bottom of a pool, knowing immediately that he had severed his spine and would drown unless promptly rescued by someone else -- he was liberated from the sort of anger and frustration that consume many other people.

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Nation's Largest Supplier of Hobo Toilets, Starbucks, to Close 150 Hobo Toilet Outlets

—Ace of Spades

They say they'll be closing their Hobo Toilet outlets in the "densest-penetrated" markets.

Does that refer to cities, where there's a lot of foot-traffic and hobos and therefore the highest need of Hobo Toilet Outlets?

Or does "penetrated" refer to its heroin shooting gallery side-business?

We'll have to see.

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end.

The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn't fast enough. The cafe chain said Tuesday it expects comparable sales to rise just 1 percent globally for the current quarter--the worst performance in about nine years. That's well below the 2.9 percent analysts were expecting, according to Consensus Metrix.

Starbucks also plans to close about 150 company-operated stores in densely penetrated U.S. markets next fiscal year, three times the number it historically shuts down annually. Shares slid as much as 5.1 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

"Our growth has slowed a bit," Johnson said in an interview. "I expect better, I think our shareholders deserve better, and we're committed to address that.”

A few weeks ago some friends and I plunked ourselves down at an outside Starbucks patio table and sat there for hours without ordering anything.

Well, one weak Cuck did order a small tea. But there were four of us. I was drinking something I'd bought elsewhere!

Anyway, it was my right as a Transient and I enjoyed it to the hilt.

True to Starbucks' policy, we were permitted to do this. So, hey, at least they're providing free tables for people like me who want to sit down and enjoy my Big Gulp.

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Federal District Court: Elizabeth Warren's Creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Is Unconstitutional

—Ace of Spades

Courts have found the law creating the CFPB unconstitutional in that it creates a "Director" running it, who is, in theory, a member of the Executive Branch, but then puts that Director unconstitutionally beyond the reach of the actual Executive, the President, stating that he can only be fired for cause.

One court reviewing this en banc chose to say that part is unconstitutional, but it can be "severed" from the rest of the law, and the law just rewritten by judge's fiat to say the Director can be fired by the president, like any other executive officer, for any reason.

Actually, a clarification: I think the rule is that members of a committee exercising executive power can be made fire-proof (or fireable only for cause), but you can't vest that kind of unfireable power in a singular head, as a Director is.

But one district judge says, "Nah, bro," and finds that that the can-only-be-fired-for-cause provision is part of the heart of the CFPB, and therefore cannot simply be severed/written out of the bill.

As that part is unconstitutional, and cannot be severed from the bill creating the CFPB, the whole law is unconstitutional, and the CFPB is unconstitutional and null and void itself. It strikes the CFPB as a party from the suit (against various defendants, including the NFL), finding it simply has no authority to act at all, in any capacity.



In reaching the question of the constitutionality of Title X of Dodd-Frank, which established the CFPB as an "independent bureau" within the Federal Reserve System, 12 U.S.C. § 5491(a), the Court acknowledges the en banc holding of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 881 F.3d 75 (D.C. Cir. 2018), upholding the statute. Of course, that decision is not binding on this Court.7

Respectfully, the Court disagrees with the holding of the en
banc court and instead adopts Sections I-IV of Judge Brett
Kavanaugh's dissent (joined in by Senior Circuit Judge A.
Raymond Randolph), where, based on considerations of history,
liberty, and presidential authority, Judge Kavanaugh concluded
that the CFPB "is unconstitutionally structured because it is an
independent agency that exercises substantial executive power
and is headed by a single Director." Id. at 198.

Also most respectfully, the Court disagrees with Section V
of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinion wherein he determined the remedy to
be to "invalidate and sever the for-cause removal provision and
hold that the Director of the CFPB may be supervised, directed,
and removed at will by the President." Id. at 200. Instead,
the Court adopts Section II of Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson's
dissent wherein she opined that "the presumption of severability
is rebutted here. A severability clause 'does not give the
court power to amend' a statute. Nor is it a license to cut out
the 'heart' of a statute. Because section 5491(c)(3) is at the
heart of Title X [Dodd Frank], I would strike Title X in its
entirety." Id. at 163-64 (citations omitted).

Let me digest the next bits: The CFPB argues that because Mick Mulvaney is now the director, but was appointed as a vacancy appointment and therefore can be fired by the President for any reason, that the CFPB is acting constitutionally if only for this brief bit of time, having a constitutional, fireable executive in charge.

The Court points out that Mulvaney can only serve until 2018, at which point the law calls for another unconstitutionally, not-fireable-except-for-cause director to be appointed, which therefore keeps the CFPB in violation of the Constitution.

The CFPB argues that Mulvaney, by currently being the head of the CFPB and not choosing to end this action (which was begun before he assumed the directorship), effectively "ratifies" the actions taken by his predecessor. The argument is that while the previous Director might have been unconstitutional, the current temporary one is, and his presence retroactively fixes the constitutional defects of the CFPB.

Nah, brah, says the Court again. A temporary and temporarily-fireable director does not fix the fundamental unconstitutionality of the Dodd-Frank law which created this unconstitutional agency.

Here, the constitutional issues presented by the structure of the CFPB are not cured by the appointment of Mr. Mulvaney. As Defendants point out, the relevant provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that render the CFPB's structure unconstitutional remain intact. (Ratification 4.)

Furthermore, Mr. Mulvaney cannot serve past June 22, 2018 (210 days after the vacancy arose), unless the President nominates a new Director, and then
only until the new Director is appointed. Thus, there will
likely be a new Director appointed in the coming months who will
be subject to the for-cause removal provision. Therefore, the
Ratification does not cure the constitutional deficiencies with
the CFPB's structure as the CFPB argues. Accordingly, the Court
rejects the Notice of Ratification (ECF No. 78) to the extent
the CFPB argues that the Ratification renders Defendants'
constitutional arguments moot.

Accordingly, the Court finds that the CFPB "lacks authority
to bring this enforcement action because its composition
violates the Constitution’s separation of powers," and thus the
CFPB's claims are dismissed. Fed. Election Comm’n v. NRA
Political Victory Fund, 6 F.3d 821, 822 (D.C. Cir. 1993).

d. Conclusion

For the foregoing reasons, Defendants' motion (ECF No. 39)
is DENIED. Because Plaintiff Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau is unconstitutionally structured and lacks authority to
bring claims under the CFPA, the Clerk of Court shall terminate
Plaintiff Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a party to
this action.

Baller move, bruv.

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Revealed: The "Stanford Prison Study" We've Been Hearing About for 50 Years as a Progressive Cautionary Tale Was, Get This, a Scripted Pageant From the Beginning, Designed for the Admitted Purposes of Leftist Activism

—Ace of Spades

Wow. Another leftwing "study" exposed as a lie.

How many does that make, now?

Oh, right: All of them.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:59 PM Comments

Media Misreports Trump's "Elite" Put-Down... Because Of Course They Do

—Ace of Spades

Trump is being widely misreported as having attacked "the elite" for being elite.

In fact, of course, he denied that they were elite at all.

Which is what upsets these self-proclaimed non-elites so much. So they -- unconsciously, I could imagine, just as a defense reaction -- rewrite his remarks as acknowledging their eliteness and then attacking them for their eliteness.

No. He's calling them non-elite. People who lack actual achievements and true status-markers and for whom, therefore, pseudo-status-markers, such as vociferous agreement with the progressive dogma of the day, serves as their only badge of "eliteness."



By the way: In addition to denigrating the non-elites calling themselves elite, he also goes the extra mile of insult and says that "The Deplorables" are actually smarter and better than the alleged "elite."

Oh, and he also taunted a man-bun wearing protester as "darling," wondering if xe was a man or a woman.

I'm sure that bothers the sexually-confused pseudo-elite, too.

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Jordan Peterson Files $1.5 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Wilfrid Laurier, The Canadian University That Called Him an Incompetent Nazi While Intimidating Lindsey Shephard

—Ace of Spades

Yes. Finally.

Let the "Nazis" start suing their enemies into the poor-house. Just like they did in WW2 (obviously).

University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has launched a $1.5-million defamation suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, two of its professors and a former gender and equity manager for suggesting he was “analogous to Adolf Hitler.”

The statement of claim, prepared by lawyer Howard Levitt and filed Monday, says Peterson was falsely labelled as incompetent, sexist, misogynist, dangerous and racist in a now infamous disciplinary meeting with Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd.

...


"So I think this is a warning, let's say, to other careless administrators and professors who allow their ideological presuppositions to get the best of them to be a bit more careful with what they say and do," he said.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:30 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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America was the end result of a centuries-long filtering process that left insufficiently brave, motivated, entrepreneurial, hard working people to the vicissitudes of European life. There is a reason we left and they stayed, and I would prefer that we keep it that way. Much of the world's bounty is a result of the greatness of American Exceptionalism, and to dismiss it as an artifact or to demean it as merely a birthright is to insult the millions of people who sacrificed and sweated and bled and died to create the United States.


What a toad. He lives in a fine suburb, firmly ensconced in the ivory tower, where ignorant star-struck undergraduates worship at his feet. His greatest triumph is to impress 18-year-olds whose primary goal is to bang the hot chick in the third row of his lecture hall.

Maybe if he had any inkling of what it means to absorb third-world scum into his expensive town I would take him more seriously.

The joke is: What did socialists use before candles?

Electricity.


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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Mrs Samuel Quincy
John Singleton Copley

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The Morning Report 6/21/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The first day of summer has arrived, and so I guess it's fitting that the longest day of the year brings with it the longest Morning Report ever! 61, count 'em, 61 glorious links guaranteed to depress, enrage, or even give you a boost. Remember, we're not happy til you're not happy, so let's get on with it, shall we?

The big story continues to be the completely manufactured border crisis, the intention of which is to attempt to cleave the President from his supporters by forcing him to concede on the key policy issue that got him elected, with the secondary aim of deflecting attention away from the biggest political scandal in US history that strikes at the very heart of the rule of law and that essentially implicates the Democrat-Left's two biggest personalities - the ex-president and his presumptive successor.

Because this section alone contains fully a third of today's links, let me unpack it as succinctly as I can in order that I can get to an overarching theme that is coming into sharp focus and that is scaring the hell out of me (I'm sure you can all guess what that is, but hang on for a tic). On the tactical/granular level, PDT signed an executive order that overrides the existing law calling for the separation of border-jumping adults and children while still keeping them all detained and not letting them loose on our soil. The Democrat-Left Media complex went ape, since they were expecting the President to cave and just let them into the country free as a bird, thereby enraging the conservative base with an eye towards the Midterms. Meanwhile, the Amnesty bills, both the shit sammich Ryno variety and the marginally more palatable "moderate" one are likely to be torpedoed in the House by the conservative members (here's hoping). And with every effort to try and solve this issue, which as sane, rational people like the ICE director have pointed out IS THE FAULT OF THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PARENTS THEMSELVES, the Dems have exposed themselves as the liars we have aways known them to be. Cuck Schemer yesterday said any legislative fix was dead on arrival and now Nancy Palsi is calling for a complete halt on all border enforcement. When you put that all in context, I can't see how this President can even begin to even consider these people as ones that can be dealt with in good faith on any level. And that is a win.

Now, pulling back, we have the abuse of DHS Secretary Nielsen by thugs led by a current DoJ employee (someone wake up Sooper Secret Sleeper AG Lemmon 714) and welcomed by the restaurant's manager, the violent rhetoric aimed at the President's son by Petered-Out Fonda, as well as the death threat aimed at Brian Mast's son. Then, there's the foul, classless ravings of Kathy Griffin, Samantha Bee, Robert DeNiro hurled at the President and his family coupled with someone you'd think a bit more intelligent and informed like a former Air Force general equating the President's following of our immigration laws to the letter to that of the ramp at Birkenau. Now, we have Antifa goons doxing ICE agents' personal info culled from LinkedIn, the doxing of Stephen Miller by a website owned by a so-called legitimate TV network (Univision). All of this has been fueled by a Media that are nothing more than propaganda organs for the anti-American socialist enterprise, shameless, brazen and totally open without even the fig leaf of a pretext of a sham of a pretense of being impartial now that their monopoly to control what you see and hear has been shattered and worse, that you rejected their attempt to control you in November of 2016. That sin is unforgivable in their eyes.

And with the complete disregard for the oath they swore to uphold the law and protect our nation, our national law enforcement and intelligence officials have actively sought to sabotage a political campaign of an opponent who they also saw as a mortal nemesis, and when that failed to overthrow his Presidency by using their offices to engineer a coup with the approval and direction of the previous president and his ordained successor. Remember, it was he who publicly told his supporters and voters to "get in our faces." And that leads to the big fat cherry on top - the Dick Durbin-linked thwarted mass assassin James Hodgkinson.

All of this is connected and it's aimed right at President Trump, which means it's aimed right at We the People. These people are playing with fire. They want to don their little Guy Fawkes maskies and smash some windows and maybe the occasional head or two. And then there's Hodgkinson. And in a sense worse than him - Strzok, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper et al. I cannot predict the future. I can only look at history and day by day we are being forced to imagine the unimaginable. They invoke Fawkes and now I will invoke Oliver Cromwell:

"I Beseech You, in the Bowels of Christ, Think it Possible You May Be Mistaken"

Let's move on to the aforementioned Deep State coup attempt against President Trump. The big news here is that Obama's own cyber security czar has revealed Susan Rice gave a "stand down" order when it came to investigating Russian election meddling, not a smidgen of bias as 3 out of 5 FBI officials dinged for anti-Trump animus went from the Clinton investigation to the Mueller probe, PDT totally destroyed Strzok and Page and Michael Cohen has quit his job at the RNC and is now on the anti-zero tolerance bandwagon. I guess Mueller used the rubber truncheon on his where it doesn't show, eh?

On to politics where PDT was in his element up at a rally in Minnesota's iron range region. He stood firm on immigration as well as dealt with a heckler to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd. Meanwhile, as the RNC is setting new fundraising records, the Dems are getting big money but from singular sources such as Planned Mengelehood and Doomberg, both boosting gubernatorial candidates in CO and PA respectively.

1A news saw a giant abortion mill was defeated in their lawsuit to get church e-mails and in 2A news, American citizens reportedly now own close to 400 million weapons. Something the Left needs to think long and hard about considering my opening commentary. At the foreign desk, while Colombia has rejected the "shining path" to socialism, Mexico's upcoming elections do not bode well in that regard and that is sure to have implications both in terms of trade and especially immigration and border policy.

Domestically, prepare for our BP to spike: Fake Flake is sabotaging PDT's appeals court nominees in a really hideous way, Susan "Tom" Collins and Richard "Butt" Burr gave the Dems a win in defeating a PDT's spending cuts in the Senate. And Claire McAssKill isn't a hypocrite at all, no-sirree.

From hither and yon, Ted Cruz is wants to bring some heat on the global warming advocacy swindle, the bromide that blacks are disproportionately more the victims of police shootings than whites is shown to be a myth while lastly, the SPLC keeps lying about the overwhelming numbers of black-on-white violence as opposed to vice versa.

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 07:41 AM Comments

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (6/20/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(My work is complete here.)


*****


The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I don’t know, should I run for president? The terrifying thing is, I might win.” Stephanie Clifford


Quote II

"Frankly this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband's leadership. Not under this administration" Sarah Sanders


Quote III

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving. Erma Bombeck

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Evening Briefing

—Ace of Spades

Trump signs Executive Order asking judge to modify consent decree (which Obama apparently agreed to) that forbids holding children for more than 20 days. The judge almost certainly won't do that, which means we're back to catch-and-release.

Even though a modification of that decree to permit holding families as a unit seems to command a plurality of support:



This is the point in the script where the NeverTrumpers start howling about Trump being soft on immigration, ignoring the part where they've joined the liberal mob for a week in agitating for just that outcome.





Four things the media won't tell you about the border crisis.

The Obama administration responded to these rulings with a combination of deportation raids targeting criminals and a "catch-and-release" policy for families apprehended at the border, who would usually be issued notices to appear at an immigration hearing at some later date. This "catch-and-release" policy is what the Trump administration is trying to end.


To that end, Trump has invoked Flores as the reason for separating parents and children, saying the settlement limits what federal agencies can do with children brought here illegally and apprehended at the border. He blames congressional Democrats for failing to negotiate on an immigration bill that would solve the problem--although saddling Democrats with all the blame is disingenuous. Republicans have also failed to act on immigration (although now they say they're ready to pass a bill to keep families together).

The media have been nearly unanimous in contradicting Trump, arguing that Flores does not force the federal government to separate parents and children, and that the administration has discretion in how it treats these families.

Both sides have a point. Flores does indeed limit how long, and under what circumstances, federal immigration authorities can detain children. But it only "forces" the separation of families if the parents are detained and prosecuted for illegal entry. In that case, families are separated because children can't stay with their parents if the parents are in criminal custody.

Before Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, families caught crossing illegally were often released within a few days and the parents fitted with an electronic ankle monitor to reduce the likelihood of them absconding. Back in March, when I was reporting on the border in McAllen, Texas, I met a number of people from Central America who were wearing an ankle monitor. Most planned to cut it off and throw it away when they got to where they were going.

I'm having a Bush flashback: It shouldn't be up to The Federalist to explain these things. Trump should do a primetime address explaining them.

Do Republican Presidents just not do communications?

"Reporter" admits he's a Democrat seeking to "inflict" damage on Trump, then pretends he didn't mean that.

"You can't inflict this kind of policy on Americans, and not pay a political price," Heilemann told MSNBC's Nicole Wallace, referring to Trump’s recent executive order to stop separating families who entered the United States illegally. "We have a great chance to inflict [a political price on Trump] and his party on November. We, I mean the Democratic Party."

Heilemann quickly tried to cover his tracks. "I'm not part of the Democratic party, but people who object to this policy, which I think is a lot of people."

Christopher Steele visited the State Department just before the 2016 election to brief people there on the Steele Dossier Sid Blumenthal and Cody Shearer Dossier with the Words "Totally by Christopher Steele" Added at the Top.

Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday.

"Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016," Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government's response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Steele's visit to Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C., prior to the election has not been previously reported.

Burr revealed Steele's visit during an exchange with Victoria Nuland, who served as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs in former President Barack Obama’s administration.



Sounds like Hillary's Minions were frantic to get this reported as a story -- "Steele briefs State Department" was their last effort before the election to get this sham printed up.

But it would take Clapper and Comey staging a false briefing with Trump -- which did not brief him at all -- to get CNN the "news hook" they told Comey they needed.

Finally -- Instapundit apparently isn't as submissive to the whims of Jake Tapper as Tapper's Fanbois are.




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Claim: Future Soy Wars Movies on Hold as LucasFilm Tries to Navigate the SJW Asteroid Field It's Created

—Ace of Spades

I don't know if I buy this -- this hot scoop is from "Collider," whatever that is -- but it made me smile.

t may be a while before we see any more movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story out of Lucasfilm. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider that Lucasfilm has decided to put plans for more A Star Wars Story spinoff movies on hold, instead opting to focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film. Sources tell us that the previously rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but those who were working on the film are no longer involved. It was recently reported that Logan filmmaker James Mangold was in early talks to write and direct the Boba Fett film, but that was before Solo's release.

This news comes in the wake of the disappointing launch of Solo, which was only Lucasfilm's second A Star Wars Story spinoff, but which received mixed-positive reviews and fell short of box office expectations.

Disney is terrible and deserves to have its nose bloodied.

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Chill-Out Thread

—Ace of Spades

A friend expressed to me that he was depressed and angry due to the news (and Twitter -- which he took off his phone, wisely), and I'm feeling that too, and I figured you guys are also feeling that.

So, here's a completely politics and bummer-free thread.

No politics -- consider the post below a "live" thread for political chatter. It's only about 20 minutes old, anyway.

If something breaks and you *have* to get it to my attention, email me. Or just say "I posted something in the thread below."

Also, no shit-stirring. Leave ongoing arguments to another thread.

Just say hello to each other, check in, and talk about cool stuff you're doing or reading.

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The US Department of Antifa: One of the "Activists" That Stalked and Harassed DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen Is... a Department of Justice Employee

—Ace of Spades

We are coming to the point of actual violence.

She's also a socialist.

One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration's immigration policies is an employee of the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed.

Members of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Nielsen’s meal with a demonstration full of chants and other outbursts.

One of those participants, Allison Hrabar, actually works for the Trump administration -- as a paralegal in the DOJ...

An employee within the Trump administration initially tipped TheDCNF off about Hrabar's presence at the protest.

The Washington Examiner spoke with Hrabar Wednesday and she defended her behavior as off government time and a use of her First Amendment rights.

"If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace," she told The Examiner. "We aren't the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do."

Despite Hrabar's claims of keeping her personal politics outside of her time as an employee of the federal government, a look at her Twitter account, @allisongeroi, features tweets during the workday openly celebrating her behavior Tuesday night.

No, you're not, in fact, the only people who can do this. You should keep that in mind yourself, if you socialists also want "peace" in your lives.

When the social compact is torn up, it's torn up for one and all.

Erick Erickson's I'm-Safe-For-CNN claim that there is no Deep State is looking even weaker than when he first farted it out.

Of course, this notion of a single grand conspiracy is overblown, but it leads to counter-arguments, like Erick Erickson's recent tweet about the FBI inspector general's report:
There is no coup. There is no sinister deep state. There is no dark conspiratorial force. It’s incompetence, idiocy, bureaucratic self-aggrandizement, and partisan hackery all the way down.

Since there are no risible meetings of a Secret Cabal, it follows (for people like Erickson) that there's no Deep State at all. This is a fallacy that is so widespread it's endemic, part of the popular wisdom: a complicated system has to have a Boss, someone to wave the baton and a bureaucracy to follow the Boss's orders, or it won't work at all.


But this is a fallacy. There are plenty of systems we look at every day that have no boss: there is no tree sprite telling each tree how to grow, no homunculus in our head tripping switches and turning knobs with wild abandon trying to keep our bodies working. Instead, there are complicated feedbacks that respond to changing conditions more or less automatically.

Per Erickson's illogic, there must also be no Liberal Media, as there is no firm hierarchy of Generals of Liberal Bias giving orders to their lesser officers of Liberal Bias.

But who knows, given his frequent flattery of CNN, maybe he doesn't think there's such a thing as liberal bias any longer -- at least not at would-be employer CNN.

PS: #MuhPrinciples.


Sean's mentions of other progressive agitations towards open blood-in-the-streets civil war include Antifa doxxing ICE agents, in case any radicals want to look them up, and former Gawker employee turned HuffPo employee Ashley Feinberg spreading the doxxing information about Stephen Miller's cellphone number:



That, of course, comes on the heels of HuffPo doxxing Twitter agitator @AmyMek a couple of weeks ago -- and then crying when people threatened to dox them in turn.

And cable news is of course calling everyone that disagrees with them Nazis, and you know, of course, that progressives declared that it's okay to physically brutalize anyone any progressive anywhere has declared to be a Nazi.

See Instapundit's post for more, including CNN's Ana Navaro's apparent endorsement of the stalking of public figures.

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United Airlines, American Airlines Say They Won't Transport Illegal Immigrant Children Back To Their Homes

—Ace of Spades

Yes let's do All the Corporate Favors for the Chamber of Commerce.

United Airlines joined American Airlines in telling the federal government to "immediately refrain" from using its planes to transport children who have been separated from their families who crossed the US-Mexico border.

Like many other US airlines, American has contracts with the federal government that allow authorities to use its planes to provide for certain travel. For example, the company said it has "carried refugees for non-profits and the government."

"We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to profit from it," the company said in a statement Wednesday. "We have every expectation the government will comply with our request and we thank them for doing so."

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Womp, Womp: Despite Twitter Rage from Progressives and Their Allies the Terminally Outraged Never Trump Liberal Republicans, It Turns Out the Child with Downs Syndrome was Rescued from Criminal Traffickers

—Ace of Spades

Ohhhhh.

So you mean the 12 hour freak-out over Corey Lewandowski expressing skepticism over a Democrat Talking Point Machine's half-remembered (and apparently false) anecdote was just another case of butthurt people raging over the results of an election now more than 18 months in the past?


It's not just "the media" -- it's also the perpetually aggrieved Never Trump atheist-evangelist liberal Republicans.

Here's AllahPundit, covering himself:

Seeing the usual mix of online reaction to this today between "fake news/he was misunderstood/he was taken out of context" and "hell yeah!" Plus a new one: "The little girl mentioned in the clip wasn’t separated under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy" Right, but Corey didn’t know that, did he? His intent is clear.

I read his intent as scoffing at a typical attack on the concept of border enforcement via a sketchy human-shield tug-the-heartstrings anecdote by a Democrat Party talking points machine.

How do you read it, Allah? Oh yes: That he hates children with Downs Syndrome.

Because Cult of Trump or something.

Incidentally, given any large population -- and I'd say years and years of people flooding across the border with children who are sometimes not their own, just Loaner Children to cross the border with, because they know the previous policy was to largely let such illegal migrants into the country so long as they were accompanied by an Underaged Pawn-- I'd expect that there would occasionally be a child with Downs Syndrome, as well as children with epilepsy, children with palsy, mentally retarded children, blind children, children missing a limb, etc.

The law of large numbers tells you it's guaranteed you'll have all sorts of Heartbreaking Tales given the millions streaming across our borders.

Does this mean we should go back to catch-and-release? I guess according to our Super-Conservative Truth Warriors, as well as (coincidentally enough!) the Democratic Media Complex they take as unimpeachable sources of information, that's exactly what it means.

None of this pull-the-heartstring human-shield stuff changes the fact that Obama incentivized illegal immigrants to bring a kid (not necessarily their own) with them to get on the catch-and-release gravy train, an incentive that must be ended.

Apparently these children are hardy enough for a dangerous migration from central America and trekking across inhospitable deserts, but can't possibly survive a month of separation from their parents (or... travelling companions) while the latter are prosecuted.

Allah says he doesn't even know why people vote for any party any longer:

So. On the one hand we have the party of baby jails. And on the other we have the party of open borders, of abortion up to the moment of crowning, of campus mobs and "anti"-fascists...

I don't know why anyone votes in American elections anymore.

Well good. That's moving another step closer to abandoning the impolite fiction that the NeverTrumpers are anything other than Democrat-leaning independents.

Speaking of which, Allah has some company in his own migration: His fellow super True Conservative, MSNBC fixture Steve Schmidt, had dramatically announced (or re-announced, who knows) that he's not a Republican any longer.


Cucks Gonna Cuck: Apparently, Lewandowsky's scoffing response is disgusting even though subsequent reporting proved that scoffing was the correct response:



I am just marveling now at how AllahPundit took a meme whose meaning is almost completely unknown -- "womp, womp" -- and sagely pronounced: "His intent was clear."

Oh? "Womp womp" has an agreed-upon definition by which intent may be clearly inferred?

Seems to me that the most one can say it "clearly" means is a generalized calling of "bullshit."

Which... turns out to have been accurate.

But, for our liberal Republican (?) friends: Facts don't really matter any more. It's all feelings.

Which puts them on record as supporting yet another foundational assumption of their close cousins, the progressive Left.

The only guy I've ever heard say "womp womp" is Diversity and Comics, though I have no idea specifically what it means, or how he intends it to be taken.

He seems to use it in two situations:

1. When yet another Marvel Comics book depicts school bullies as white men, he'll say "womp womp," which I take to mean "Bet you didn't see that coming!"

2. When a Marvel Comics book fails in a predictable, cliched way. Which is pretty much just point 1 again, though I guess this usage has a more expansive, vaguer meaning.

I don't know how the fuck these Twitter Geniuses are claiming that "womp womp" means anything other than a derisive sort of "I don't believe you/bullshit/Oh of course, as usual," but apparently it now means "Ha-ha, Downs children are stupid!!!"

I think it's just Outrageously Outrageous because their Twitter Palz in their Twitter Bubble said so last night when they were doin' their nightly drinkin' and weren't really thinking all that much.

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Confused Elderly Man Calls for Violence Against Women, Children

—Ace of Spades

Former actor Peter Fonda.



I don't think Twitter is going to suspend him for this.

Here's Fox's write-up.

Actor Peter Fonda is facing backlash and the Secret Service has been notified of the star's tweets Wednesday that called a mob to "rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles." The brother of Jane Fonda also called for violence against Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and called White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders a "c---." A rep for Fonda told Fox News the actor "wanted to make sure that Melania and Ivanka communicate with the president the dire circumstances of separating mothers and young children." The rep added on behalf of Fonda, "My response is the move was evil same as the Pope."

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Donald Trump Jr. stood up for his younger brother calling Fonda's since-deleted tweet "sick" and asking for Sony Pictures to drop the actor from "Boundaries" which is due on Friday. Trump Jr. also called on his followers to go after Fonda on Twitter.


"As an FYI @SonyPictures has a movie with him dropping in a few days. I wonder if they will apply the same rules to @iamfonda that they did to @therealroseanne. I have a strange suspicion that they wont do anything. Please RT, we deserve an answer!," Trump Jr. tweeted on Wednesday.

Sony Pictures did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

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Mark Meadows: There Is "Growing Evidence" That FBI Interview Record Form 302s Were Altered in Clinton Email "Matter"

—Ace of Spades



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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"So now we're supposed to be running around with our hair on fire because of immigration policy that was put into place in 2008 that nobody in the MSM cared about until late last week? Seriously? I think the only reasonable response to all of these bozos with their fake news and fake outrage is 'Look, no matter what you say or do, your preferred candidate lost the election. And she will never be president. Not ever. Get over it, and get on with your life.' That's it. That's all you should have to say."




Boom:





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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Guardian Of Innocence
Esther Sarto

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The Morning Report 6/20/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Midweek brings the last day of spring, the longest day of the year and the continuing sturm and drang of the manufactured immigration crisis, designed to distract from the fact that at long last the Mueller probe that was supposed to bring down the Presidency of Donald Trump won't, and that with the strong possibility of a GOP victory in November that will bring in fresh, pro-Trump people into Congress, this is the last gasp effort of the Axis of Evil - the Democrat-Left and CoC-Cuck-RINOs - to ram Amnesty down our throats and complete the transformation/destruction of the American culture and identity. There, I think that about covers it as succinctly as I can put it. The last two links in this category from City Journal's Bob McManus and Frontpage Mag's Daniel Greenfield cover the big picture in greater detail and color.

On a more tactical level, Ted Cruz introduced a perfectly rational, and sensible "fix" to the problem (if you can call it that; it's a law) of children separated from parents entering the border as asylum-seekers which the Democrats immediately shot down as a non-starter, since it prevents them from demagoguing the issue in their attempt to destroy PDT and wreak havoc internally. Concomitantly, the bill introduced by Dianne Feinstein is an abject disaster; IIRC it would ban enforcement of all immigration laws within 100 miles of the border, and Tom Cotton rightly blasted it.

All that said, the thing that has got my Irish up this morning are the same group of detestable, loutish GOP frauds who have been aiding and abetting the "progressive" anti-American counterrevolution in the Senate for several decades now. They are openly calling for the President and AG to abandon the zero-tolerance border policy (and don't get me started on bloated blob Kris Kreosote). I don't think I can come up with a word that can crystallize the essence of my intense hatred for these creatures. Even the Yiddish word paskudnyak doesn't quite do it justice. At least those candidates running for Senate are backing PDT on the campaign trail. And doesn't that just put things into focus as to the modus operandi of all too many of our putative Senators and Congressmen? Feh. They can all accompany Tumor and McCain to the infernal reaches as far as I'm concerned.

While we're on the subject, Andrew Cuomo is going to sue the Administration for violating the Constitutional rights of the illegal aliens. What rights? They're foreigners and by definition criminals since they are breaking the law by setting foot on our soil illegally. Oh, yeah. Justice Punchy Macadamia Molokai Leper has yet to weigh in. And if that fails (meh, even if it succeeds) there's always the Antifa Goon Squads to terrorize you in public, as what happened to DHS Sec Nielsen yesterday, who by the way gave a bravura performance in completely shutting down the media and not giving them an inch, and to a slew of ICE agents whose personal info was made public for the convenience of someone afflicted with Sudden Hodgkinson's Disease. In any case, PDT has signaled he's onboard with the so-called compromise House bill intended to address the DACA garbage while an ICE official is blasting the Paul Ryno bill as a reprise of the Gang of 8 disaster that we narrowly avoided. I know the President has a penchant for reading the fine print and I hope that that continues since no doubt whatever this bill is has got to be at least 500 pages long with lots of little "no brown M&M's" clauses tucked away here and there that they will try and sneak past him.

And before we leave this topic, it should be noted that the poor innocent victims here were, for the most part, used by their cruel, heartless parents as pawns to get them over the border - alive preferably - as a means to allow them to come here and affix their fangs permanently on the teat of Uncle Sugar. That is to say, your paycheck. I shouldn't be so harsh on these loving mothers; they made sure their daughters were stocked up on Plan B morning after pills in case of rape-rape. And better not point out the scores of victims like Kate Steinle and the girls tortured and killed on Long Island by MS-13. Yes, the MS-13 whose members Nancy Palsi thinks have the spark of G-d in each of them.

No, they don't. And neither do the parents of the children who endanger them by coming here the way they do in the first place. Hell, child protective services in the US take children away from bad-risk parents by the hundreds every single day, and probably for a lot less. Let's face it; third world Central American shit-holes are shit-holes of their own making, completely reflective of the corruption and sloth of their failed cultures and societies and through no fault of the United States of America, its people, free market capitalism, western civilization and Judeo-Christianity. And their innate cultural inferiority is made infinitely worse by chronic socialism (see: Venezuela), so obviously the Left will never admit to that and embrace the solution to the problem. No, better to bring us down by brining them here than to try to empower them to bring themselves up within their own borders. And that right there is what the Left does in every aspect of life both here and globally ever since Marx and the Frankfurt school came on the scene. Nope. Not having it at all.

AND... to reiterate the reason for all of the above, looky-here what the hell is going on with FBI Spygate and the Mueller witch hunt. First, the mighty Peter has Strzok'd out - reportedly escorted out of the FBI building Friday as the IG Report dropped (corrected - jjs), while Mark Meadows is hinting at even more bombshell revelations about that rogue agency. And while I consider Trey Gowdy a fraud and sellout, he absolutely destroyed IG Horowitz yesterday over the whitewashed report which insisted that aside from the massive anti-Trump animus and shenanigans there was no bias. Not a smidgen. Also while Judicial Watch is now demanding to see all e-mails from shyster hack Andrew Weissmann, the Democrats on the committee, lacking any sort of argument whatsoever to defend the report, the FBI and those implicated in the plot against the President, start screaming about the poor children at the border. Laughably pathetic and yet tragic insofar as these are our elected officials, all things considered.

Let's move on, shall we? On the political front, as stated, the GOP senate candidates in battleground states are, at least on the campaign trail, solidly behind PDT's immigration policy, the AFL-CIO in PA has endorsed a GOP candidate for the House and a Dem candidate in Kansas has apologized for linking cop killings to the NRA. Apology not accepted; go DIAF. And speaking of guns, the Delaware Senate of all places shot down an assault weapons ban.

In foreign affairs, Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo officially announced that the US is out of the sham UN Human Rights Council and John Bolton followed up by saying our pullout includes our wallet as well. Also, officials in South Korea have announced they hope to officially end the 68-year-old Korean War some time this year.

Domestically, some very good news on the insurance front as PDT has opened the door to association health plans being available across state lines, which hopefully might usher in the same for individual plans. And on the environmental front, the President has revoked Obama's policies that came out of the BP oil spill from 2010. Meanwhile, more and more is revealed about the dangerous Tom Steyer and his plot to take down Exxon-Mobil and send America back to the stone age.

From hither and yon, Starbucks is shuttering 150 of its stores "unexpectedly" (meaning predictably), a famous feminazi bookstore lampooned in "Portlandia" is shuttering, Prager U has a new and frightening video about school indoctrination and finally, you know the Left is out of their minds when even Einstein is labeled as a racist.

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

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (6/19/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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*****


The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Alexander Hamilton

Quote II

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley

Quote III

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill

Quote IV

We all know that overeating causes more deaths than drugs do. If it’s in principle OK for the government to say you must not consume drugs because they’ll do you harm, why isn’t it all right to say you must not eat too much because you’ll do harm? Why isn’t it all right to say you must not try to go in for skydiving because you’re likely to die? Why isn’t it all right to say, “Oh, skiing, that’s no good, that’s a very dangerous sport, you’ll hurt yourself”? Where do you draw the line? Milton Friedman


They (Progtards) don't need any encouragement.

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Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Turned, Get This, Democrat Candidate for Minnesota Senate, Needs You to Know He's a Man's Man Tough Guy

—Ace of Spades



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How Did Peter Strzok's "We'll Stop It" Text Get Deleted or Go Missing from Archiving?

—Ace of Spades

Here's the efforts it took to get the text back -- efforts, of course, that the FBI did not take, preferring to let buried evidence lie.

What Horowitz did not explain -- and was not asked -- was why Strzok's portion of the Aug. 8, 2016 message was so difficult to find.

Horowitz said that the FBI’s failure to discover the text messages raises concerns about whether the bureau was able to collect all of its agents’ and officials' text messages.

"We are not convinced that the FBI was collecting 100 percent of the text messages," he said.

The official story we're getting is that this text wasn't originally archived because there was a period of several months when the automatic-archiving system wasn't capturing texts.

But...

As Mollie Hemingway points out starting around 16:00 here, that December-May glitch where texts weren't being auto-archived does not include the August "We'll stop it" text -- so why was that text not turned over?

Did Peter Stzok intentionally delete it? And if so, what does that suggest about his state of mind -- you know, his intent? Prosecutors routinely cite efforts to cover up an action as consciousness of guilt and therefore as proof of intent.

Also see Sheryl Atkinson's discussion of the FBI's and DOJ's illegal redactions of information not for "national security purposes," but for the forbidden purpose of sparing them from embarrassment and/or criminal inquiry.

The head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is not only seeking redacted material but also is trying to find out who is responsible for withholding it. Improper redactions are when federal reviewers - -in consultation with their political masters -- block out parts of documents that the public or Congress is entitled to see. Under policy and law, redactions are only permitted in limited, carefully defined circumstances, such as to protect national security. After all, government officials do not lord over us; they work for us, on our behalf. They own neither the documents they generate nor the information they collect; we do.

Yet, too often, the feds have redacted information in an apparent attempt to obstruct efforts to investigate their actions, or to prevent release of material that implicates them in embarrassing behavior or wrongdoing.

...

He includes some seemingly outrageous examples found among text messages written by FBI agent Peter Strzok to his reported then-lover, FBI attorney Lisa Page. One of them reads, "Currently fighting with Stu for this FISA," where "Stu for this FISA" was redacted in a version turned over to Congress.

"FISA" refers to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which dictates limited terms under which the FBI can wiretap U.S. citizens. It's not known who "Stu" is but a man named Stuart Evans is National Security Division deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department. And the date of the text coincides with the timeframe in which FBI agents successfully convinced a FISA judge to let them wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.


Other redactions included: "Went well, best we could have expected. Other than L.C.'s quote, 'the White house is running this'” (the initials “L.C.” had been redacted); and "Jesus. More BO leaks in the NYT" ("BO" had been redacted).


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Top Senate Democrat Shoots Down Cruz's Proposal to End the Family Separation Democrats and the Media Supposedly Care So Much About, In Order to "Keep the Focus on Trump"

—Ace of Spades


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Tucker Carlson: The Ruling Class Has Decided to Use Open Borders to "Change the Country Forever"

—Ace of Spades

Tucker Carlson argued last night that the American Ruling Class had decided to dissolve the people and elect another.

"So, the same people who support the third term post-viability abortion for purposes of sex selection are now lecturing you about God and sin and the holiness of children. Feel chastened?" Carlson asked sardonically before launching into a few more examples, including Michael Hayden's comparison of the border situation to Nazi Germany.

"We could go on," The Daily Caller co-founder said. "There was so much more just like that. The rich and powerful reminding you just how virtuous they are. Do you think any of these people really care about family separation? If they did, they would be worried about the collapse of the American family, which is measurable and real, but they are not worried about that. In fact, they welcome that collapse, because strong families are an impediment to their political power. That’s why they are always lecturing you about the patriarchy and the evil of the American family.

"This is one of those moments that tells you everything about our ruling class. They care far more about foreigners than their own people," said Carlson, pointing out that they also aren't "interested in solutions to anything. They are great at yelling and at preening but not so much at fixing and building."

The Fox News host finished the segment by contrasting the views of those whose “goal is to change [our] country forever” with their actual lifestyles, which generally involve “no demographic change at all, just like they like it.”

"Lots of people yelling at you on TV don't even have children, so don't for a second let them take the moral high ground," Carlson concluded. "Their goal is to change your country forever, and they are succeeding by the way."

"Since 2014, to name one example among many, at least half a million Central Americans who came here illegally have been released inside of our borders," he continued. "Did anyone vote for that? Who's going to pay for that? Not the people you've been watching on television today. Their kids go to private school if they have them. Their neighborhoods look like they did in 1960. No demographic change at all, just like they like it. There is no cost to them. The cost is entirely on you, but don't complain or else they will call you Hitler."

Video at the link.

Does that sound too conspiratorial?

Well, self-appointed spokesmen for the Capital Class such as Jen Rubin and Bill Kristol have enthused over the prospect of replacing broke-down grungy Americans with sexy Latin imports.

And it wouldn't be the first time a Ruling Class had set its mind on just this plan.

In 2009, a former aide to Tony Blair revealed that Labour had opened the immigration spigots to "make the country truly multicultural."

The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.

He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".

As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.

Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.

Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.

Writing in the Evening Standard, he revealed the "major shift" in immigration policy came after the publication of a policy paper from the Performance and Innovation Unit, a Downing Street think tank based in the Cabinet Office, in 2001.

He wrote a major speech for Barbara Roche, the then immigration minister, in 2000, which was largely based on drafts of the report.

He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said.

He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.

"I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended -- even if this wasn't its main purpose -- to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date."

The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at least February last year", when the new points based system was introduced, was to open up the UK to mass migration, he said.

Some 2.3 million migrants have been added to the population since then, according to Whitehall estimates quietly slipped out last month.

And that was just in 2009.

Meanwhile, the Democrat-Media Complex is cool with some agitation towards political violence against ICE agents:



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Progressive Conspiracy Theory Of the Day, #2: OMG, Not Only Does ICE Have NAZIS Working For Them, They Publicly Promote These NAZIS!!!!

—Ace of Spades

Really?

John Sexton explains at Hot Air.

It's all based on this picture, and then propagandized by ignorant media-class morons:


Sexton adds:

Apparently, a reporter for the New Yorker was also sharing this nonsense. It caught on enough that ICE issued a response on Twitter this morning.

Well, ICE had to respond to this idiocy, and they did. The tattoo on his elbow is of his unit in Afghanistan, and outfit called "Titan 2."

Of course, this should have been obvious from the start, for one simple reason:

The tattoo is plainly not an Iron Cross.

You'd have to be an idiot not to recognize the shape, and further recognize the shape as "not an Iron Cross."

Here are some iron cross symbols, on Google. The interesting thing about them is that they do not look like the tattoo on this guy's elbow, except in that they are, yes, crosses of some kind.

Did that shape not stir any recognition in the minds of the retards who see a four-armed symbol and shriek "IRON CROSS!!! NAZIS!!!" ?

Because the moment I saw it, I recognized it as the type of cross most famously seen on virtually every fireman's helmet, which is actually a Florian cross, a variant of the Maltese cross.

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OMG, it's the symbol of the Nazi Reichstag Fire Squad!!! REEEEEE!!!!

See, there are lots and lots of cross symbols -- it's one of the most ancient symbols on earth, predating even Christianity by, oh, fifty thousand years.

There are many variations.

The Iron Cross and Florian Cross look very different -- apart from having four arms. The Iron Cross either has flat-sided arms or arms with a concave curve, and ends that are either flat or concave, while the Florian Cross is almost all convex, rounded outward on the sides, rounded at the end, so much that it looks more like a four-leaf clover than a cross.

We're now down to the point where retarded actors and reporters cannot even recognize very basic shapes apart, shapes we see weekly (in the case of the Florian cross, given that just about every firetruck and fire helmet is emblazoned with them) or every once in a while in movies about WWII or WWI.

I realize you mental defectives cannot read written words. Can you at least learn the difference between common shapes, you malignant, lunatic obsessive retards?

Life is now imitating SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy sketches.

OMG: The New Yorker employee who shared this on social media?

A fact-checker.

Bear in mind the New Yorker used to be famously proud of its fact-checking department. That bit was featured in Bright Lights, Big City.

Now they can't tell basic shapes apart and don't feel the need to Shape Check their social media farts.

Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner.

In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis' Iron Cross inked on his elbow.

...

But she deleted her post after "military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese cross, a symbol associated with firefighters," ICE said in a statement.

The tattoo, according to Gaertner, is actually a “Titan 2” symbol for his platoon when he served in Afghanistan.

“The writing on his right arm is the Spartan Creed which is about protecting family and children,” ICE said. “Anyone attempting to advance their personal political opinions by baselessly slandering an American hero should be issuing public apologies to Mr. Gaertner and retractions. This includes Levin [sic] and the New Yorker.”

Gaertner lost both of his legs and suffered other permanent injuries when an IED exploded during his deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He served as a fire team leader and lead sweeper for IEDs.

Now Gaertner is a para-Olympic athlete who has "volunteered his time to motivate other wounded warriors and Boston bombing victims," according to ICE. With the immigration agency, he helps solve criminal cases related to sexually abused children.

Lavin made her Twitter account private following the backlash over her tweet -- which was in response to a May 25 ICE post that featured a photo of Gaertner.

BTW, although the Maltese and Florian crosses are often confused, the tattoo is definitely of a Florian cross.

The Maltese cross is all sharp edges and looks like two bow-ties crossed over each other.

Sue. Sue Like the Wind. Ron Perlman must have a little bit of money.

This guy should file a slander suit post-haste. Automatic win.


Posted by Ace of Spades at 05:07 PM Comments

Newest Media/CNN/Don Lemon Conspiracy Theory: We're Only Seeing Pictures of Boys in Immigrant Detention Facilities So Trump Can Scare American Citizens Into Thinking These are All MS-13 Gangsters

—Ace of Spades

Blood-boiling post from Love Breeds Accountability, made all the worse for the presence of Democrat propagandists Ana Navaro and Rick Wilson.

Even CNN analyst Mike Shields grows exasperated with Don Lemon's insane pro-Obama advocacy and partisan talking points and sighs that while we could be talking about actual facts and policies, "we're turning this into crushing the president again."

Videos at the link; well worth watching. The second one at the bottom of the page is the complete one, the first is just Don Lemon's strident defense of all things Obama, and calling Trump an "ass."

Maybe this explains why it's mostly boys in the detention centers:



That is, it is more likely that a boy would travel alone among the jackals and sex traffickers and rapists than a girl.


Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:11 PM Comments

Happy Birthday to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Which Has Been Delivering 500,000 Barrels Per Day Without the Catastrophic Poisoning of Water Tables We Were Promised

—Ace of Spades

From John Sexton at Hot Air, the pipeline that was supposed to kill us all is just kinda chillin' and deliverin' oil.

Forbes:

DAPL has been quietly transferring crude oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota at a rate of over 500,000 barrels per day. That has helped bolster North Dakota’s daily production numbers. According to the North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources, North Dakota production hit 1.16 million barrels per day in March, thanks in large to part to DAPL..

The Dakota Access Pipeline's safety record to date is quite impressive--the pipeline has been entirely free from significant incidents. While several minor leaks have been recorded, they were each quickly contained at the source and amounted to mere gallons, rather than barrels of volume escaping. According to available data, the pipeline lost less than 4 barrels of oil during its first six months in operation versus roughly 61.25 million barrels transported during the same period of time...

I honestly don't think these people understand why it is that few of us have to do heavy, tedious physical labor every single day of our lives any longer. And that those who do have to do physical labor have their efforts multiplied a dozenfold.

These are preliterate, superstitious savages we're dealing with, and they really believe that the computer they're furiously typing "OIL IS AIDS!!!!" into runs on magic.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:08 PM Comments

Gallup: Public Satisfaction with State of the US Reaches 12 Year High; Trump Approval Rate Rises to Best Showing Since First Month of Presidency

—Ace of Spades


Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:05 PM Comments

The Trump Administration vs. The State Department

—CBD

Sounds awful, doesn't it? Trump ambassador blocks scrutiny of Israel. But the reality is that the State Department is chock full of careerists who are, and have traditionally been, reflexively opposed to Zionism and the success of the state of Israel. So lumping them in with the savage and backward Arab world is just peachy for them. But the U.S. ambassador would have none of it, and shot down their plan.

“Israel is a democracy whose army does not engage in gross violations of human rights,” Friedman wrote, adding that Israel “has a robust system of investigation and prosecution in the rare circumstance where misconduct occurs.” Besides, he added, “it would be against [U.S.] national interests” to take a step that could limit Israel’s access to military equipment – “especially in a time of war.”
Nothing wishy-washy there!

Posted by CBD at 12:52 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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That smarmy little bald-headed cocksucker Rick Wilson has written a nasty, hate-filled diatribe in The Spectator (no link, because fvck 'em) against President Trump and his "national populism." Assuming for the moment that national populism is even a bad thing, then clearly international populism would also be a bad thing, yet the fat stooge has been curiously silent on the topic. I guess he is happy with foreign interference in American politics and culture, and the morphing of American Exceptionalism into Globalism, just as long as he gets a check from its instigators.

The thing about little Rick Wilson is that his only goals seem to be self-aggrandizement and creating a cult of personality around him, courtesy of his sophomoric gotcha! tweets and fact-free articles in corporate Republican publications. He was almost certainly a winless campaign consultant. I can't find any evidence that he was successful anywhere except in his own mind. His political observations are limited to 240 character smart-assed comments, or vitriolic rantings calling Trump an idiot and a Nazi. He has an "amen chorus" on Twitter that rushes to protect his tender sensibilities with similarly childish ad hominem attacks on his critics, and he is curiously unable to respond to substantive criticism. I wonder if that is because he has no philosophical clarity and simply goes where the cash is.

It's not much of a business plan, but he seems to be plugging away. Maybe he has a side gig as a fluffer on private jet flights to Pedo Island, or perhaps he is embracing his masters' cultural psychosis and transitioning. To what? I have no idea, although he does look a bit like a fat, post-menopausal tranny. But if he is, then he thinks there's a buck to be made.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Morning Report 6/19/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Tuesday is here and the big story, far and away, is the completely orchestrated Democrat-Left-Media complex's manufactured border crisis, wherein President Trump is cruelly separating migrant children from their parents, much like Mengele did at the ramp in Auschwitz. Oh yes, former NSA director Michael Hayden went there, as I reported yesterday, and it seems as if the Establishemntarians in the Ruling Class are piling on, including much of the Bush clan as well as the clucking cucks in the fiercely CON-servative media.

Let's try and unpack all of this. First, as we head towards the midterms (I mean "I" but its my column), it is becoming clearer that not only is there not going to be a Blue Wave, but there is a potential for the GOP to not only maintain but increase their majorities in both Houses. Along with that, there is a fresh crop of as yet uncorrupted Pro-Trump candidates who have made it past the primaries and are on the ballot for the general. With the DACA issue unresolved, as well as the President standing firm on his commitment to border security first before even beginning to address immigration policy, the clock is slowly but surely running out on the RINOs last chance to bring home a win for Tom Donahue and the Chamber of Commerce. Hence, the failed discharge petition of last week and the new and improved DACA fix/stab-in-the-chest offered up by Paul Ryno. With that possibility still in play, no wonder that there has been a renewed run for the border by masses of illiterate Central American peasants and their children - actual or rented.

The other side of the equation is the shameless, anti-American Democrat Left reacting to the first real American President who is actively enforcing our laws, which actually call for the separating of adults and children under very specific conditions, mostly to protect the safety of the children. The very same laws that Obama and Dubya themselves enforced, albeit to a much lesser extent than PDT, but which did the exact same thing vis a vis the disposition of children. But no; Trump is Hitler-Mengele and sending the innocent little tikes to the gas chamber.

So far, the President as expected is hanging tough and not buying into the phony rhetoric and the use of these kids by the Left in the same manner as their ideological brethren in the PLO use "innocent" children in the West Bank and Gaza to demonize Israel (see the link about the momzer UN hack attacking PDT). I'm also pleasantly surprised to see DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen, someone who I thought was kind of wishy-washy, hanging tough and rejecting the MFM's lies about this and her. No surprise that both Kamala-Toe and Nancy Palsi have called for her to resign. The communication battle, as we know, is crucial and if nothing else, the President has absolutely mastered this and for the first time in my memory has effectively controlled the narrative and knocked the Media on its heels.

Let's be clear; this issue really is ball game. If the Left finally succeeds in opening our borders, they will ultimately gain a permanent political stranglehold on the nation since within short order the 20 to perhaps 30 million illegal aliens already here will be quickly citizens and instant registered Democrats. Once that happens, America as founded, as we have somewhat known it and wished it to remain or return to will be gone. Forever. This is it. This is Kursk right here. The Left is hurling everything they've got at the President and crucially, at the very issue that got him elected and along with the economy is most important to those that voted for him. Let's hope at the end of all of this, they're (the Left and RINOs) a spent force as we head towards the midterms. The only X factor in all of this is the GOP. And alarmingly, too many are giving in to the lies, distortions and propaganda about "the children!" and lining up to stop the President. Hang tough, sir. The people are on your side.

Lots of other things happening including James Comey being investigated and refusing to testify before congress (throw his sagging ass in jail for contempt), Andrew McCabe suddenly pleading the 5th, 50/50 at SCOTUS as they punt on two gerrymandering cases, the market is jittery over the Chi-Coms retaliating to PDT's retaliation on tariffs, dirt-poor Colombians were the key to electing a conservative and rejecting Venezuela-style socialism, Silicon Valley is going to go for the head tax that even Seattle abandoned as insane and lots more worthy of your time.

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

IN THE LEAD: THE AMNESTY SCAM

  • Tu-Ca: "Their Goal is to Change Your Country Forever"
  • "Not on My Watch": PDT Pledges Not to Let US Become "Migrant Camp"
  • The Immorality of the Open Borders Left
  • Separating Families at the Border: The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts
  • DHS Sec Nielesen: "Vast, Vast Majority" of Child Border Crossers "Were Sent Here Alone by Their Parents"
  • Border Hit by Huge Spike in Fraudulent Families Entering US
  • GOP Abandons PDT, Demands End to Zero-Tolerance Border Policy
  • DACA Kids Approved Despite Murder, Rape and Sex Crimes Arrests
  • Fact Check: Viral Photo of Boy in Enclosure Taken at Protest, Not Detention Center
  • Teh Ted Offers Bill to End Swamp Anguish Over Migrant Children Props
  • Sarah Huckabee-Sanders Torches Laura Bush's Demagoguery Attacking PDT for Child Separation Issue
  • Divided House GOP to Try Piecemeal Approach to Immigration National Suicide
  • UN Human Rights Chief Swipes PDT Over "Unconscionable" Immigration Policy (vayr ge hargit, vantz - jjs)

    CLINTON SCANDALS, OBAMA SCANDALS, DEMOCRAT SCANDALS, IG REPORT
  • Here's How "Challenging" It Was to Find Strzok's "We'll Stop" Trump Text Message
  • FBI Investigating Raging Anti-Trump San Juan, PR Mayor for Corruption

    SPYGATE, MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE
  • Comey Refuses to Testify to Congress, McCabe Pleads the Fifth
  • Horowitz Smashes Dems "No Anti-Trump" Talking Point

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • Armed Citizen Shoots, Kills Carjacker in Walmart Parking Lot
  • Gun Control Fail: Convicted Felon Allegedly Amassed Arsenal of Over 550 Firearms

    FIRST AMENDMENT, MEDIA, FAKE NEWS
  • What if AG Sessionszzz Had Prosecuted the Menendez Brothers?

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • Judge Strikes Down Kansas Voter ID Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship (a Dubya appointee, no less - jjs)
  • Gallup: Satisfaction with Direction of US Hits 12-Year High
  • It's Happening: The Obama-Holder Progressive Left Counteroffensive

    FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL
  • "Where's the Beef?" RoK Says It's Coming "Soon" on Deal with Whoa, Fat!
  • PDT Moves to Retaliate Against China's Retaliation for New Tariffs
  • Miami-Based Group Presses PDT for More Restrictions on Cuba
  • Isn't It a PITA Dept.: Turkey Sentences Father of NY Knicks Center to 15 Years in Prison
  • Buried News: Colombia's Shantytowns Rejected Socialism, Big Time, to Avoid Becoming "Another Venezuela"

    DEFENSE, MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • PDT Announces Launch of United States "Space Force"

    ISLAM, TERRORISM, SHARIA, DHIMMITUDE
  • ISIS Evolves Virtually As It Loses on Land
  • When I Tried to Give Gifts to the FBI

    DOMESTIC POLICY, COURTS, BUREAUCRACY
  • SCOTUS Kicks Partisan Gerrymandering Ball Down the Road in WI and MD Cases
  • Silicon Valley Cities Eyeing a "Google Tax" After Head Tax Failure in Seattle

    HEALTHCARE
  • Congress Threatens Funding for Controversial Cancer Research Group

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • Left, In Denial, Blames Evergreen's Bat-Wielding Student Mobs on Prof Who Opposed Racism

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Big Coal Utilities on Different Course Than Trump Administration
  • $312 Billion: Green Energy Makes Ontario the Most Debt-Ridden Province on Earth
  • Francis the Talking Pope's Misguided War on Fossil Fuels

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • Best-Selling Author Dropped as Literary Judge for Criticizing Penguin Random House's New Diversity Policy
  • Walter Williams: Blind to Real Problems - How the Black Community Has Been Conned by the Left
  • 6 Revelations from "The Swamp" Documentary that Show Just How Dirty DC Is
  • Sleazy Sex Games and Dirty Politics in the Southern Baptist Convention

    UPDATE: Comments were down but are now back up. Blessing or curse. You decide.

    Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:47 AM Comments
  • Monday Overnight Open Thread (6/18/18 )

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    *****


    The Quotes of The Day

    Quote I

    “I held my head high. I am not ashamed. I am not scared. And I will not apologize for defending my right of self defense. Never ever bow a knee. Never bend a knee. Never bow before the outrage mob on any issue. Ever. Know that you are in truth. What you believe is right.” Dana Loesch


    Quote II

    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


    Quote III

    “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” C.S. Lewis


    Quote IV

    I went to a Muslim swingers' party. We all toss our detonators in the ring and swap each other's virgins.

    Still, it's striking the way so many chaps who "convert to Islam" mysteriously "radicalize" near simultaneously: you'd almost get the impression it's a two-for-one deal. Mark Steyn

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    Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:01 PM Comments

    No Means 0: Sex Robots Will Be Programmed to Refuse Sex If They're Not in the Mood Or Detect They Are Being Touched "Aggressively"

    —Ace of Spades

    More human than human.



    So:

    We still do not have any kind of feasible flying car even on the horizon, and yet our sex robots will routinely turn us down for sex.

    It turns out the term "dystopian future" is and always has been a redundancy.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:40 PM Comments



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    By the way, Natalie Imbrulia turned that into a teenybopper Sadz-Pop song, but check out the original artist Ednaswap's version. A lot more emotional power.
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    #WhoFundsTheWeeklyStandard? Seriously-- who funds it? Shouldn't we know who funds it to know which way the money is pushing them to lean?
    Different Worlds: Alleged Analyst and Would-Be CNN Employee Erick Erickson Apparently Doesn't Know the IG Has Been Working on a Third Report About the Russia Probe and FISA Abuses for Months
    The NeverTrumpers live entirely in their own bubble-system of news which is doubly-curated, by the people in their list-servs and twitter feeds, and originally by the liberal media, which they trust, respect, and love
    A friend comments, "He must rely on the Weekly Standard for news." Indeed, The Weekly Standard is once again embargoing the news of the day, because it goes against Captain Cuck's narrative.
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    That's a friend's joke. But he doesn't have the BALLS to publish it so I'm a-gonna
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