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October 19, 2019

Satuday Evening Movie Thread 10-19-2019 [Hosted by: TheJamesMadison]

Hello all, TJM, here. So, Mary Poppin's Practically Perfect Piercing (MP4) reached out to me with an idea for a post. It was about one of his favorite silent films, Haxan, a movie I hadn't yet seen. So, I encouraged him to write it himself, which he has done! I really liked what he wrote, so I'm giving him the floor tonight.

MP4 knows more about the silent era than I do. I know much of the highlights of the era, but MP4 has spent time digging into the nooks and crannies of the time and place and has accumulated such a wonderful compendium of knowledge on the time and place. He's even gone so far as to write some fiction set in the era, mostly around the silent vamp Theda Bara, star of the lost silent epic Cleopatra and her makeup man Toby.

Also, you should buy his books.


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Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 10-19-2019

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GM Anton Korobov, apparently contemplating a less-than-ideal position

(Either that or he's just realized he could've saved 10-15% on car insurance by switching to Geico.)

(h/t lurker 'Guy' for the photo)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. This week, he'll be sub-letting (or is it sub-sub-letting?) the thread out to MP4, whose movie review of an old classic will be getting us into the spirit of Halloween early.

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (Chess #3544)

Yeah, I know this position looks kind of weird. How did White's king get all the way up there behind the black pawns? I didn't notice this until it was too late to pick a better probem.

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: One of those knights is kind of in the way


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon Morons & Lurkers. Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sit. Stay. Enjoy the world of pets!

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Saturday Gardening Thread, October 19 [KT]

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Hello, Gardeners, Putterers and those who just like to observe their handiwork! It's getting fall-ish where I am. How about where you are? Today, we've got a few landscapes as we move into fall. There are still a few critters out there, too. Expecting some more fall foliage photos to come in from The Horde. Love the landscape above from Larro. It's from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park.

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This is a photo of a professional landscape, taken by The Invisible Hand during the summer. A Japanese garden. Lovely. We're all pulling for you, by the way.

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Her Majesty? [KT]

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San Francisco Waterfront, 1851

Time for an Empress? Or Something?

Well, yesterday we learned that Hillary Clinton believes that Donald Trump plans to stay in office forever, that she has secret information that Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein are Russian assets and that ten year olds are responsible for her election loss. For some reason, after I learned all this, Emperor Norton, who reigned for 20 years in San Francisco, popped into my head.

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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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(H/T ALH)

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Good morning Morons. Let us review some stories that didn't get their fair share of attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

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Saturday Early Morning Thread

Up and at 'em. What, you were expecting a rant on my day off?!

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October 18, 2019

You'll Love Tonight's ONT

The second one, unfortunately.

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Open Thread

Have a great autumn weekend.

Adam Schiff previously said that it was imperative that we have testimony from one of his fake whistleblowers.

Then the news broke that he was meeting with and coordinating with these fake whistleblowers.

Now he says it would be a terrible, terrible thing to make this patriot testify.

What a surprise.

Five states just hit record low unemployment.

Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey and South Carolina all set new all-time low unemployment rates in September.

The declines come amid a national jobless rate that fell to 3.5%, the lowest since 1969.


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Those drops came amid big year-over-year plunges of 0.8 percentage point for Alabama, Colorado and New Jersey. South Carolina had the largest month-over-month decline at 0.3 percentage point.

Of those states, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Colorado all swung against President Donald Trump in the 2016 race against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Colorado could, maybe, flip red.

Wompitty-womp womp womp.

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While We Await Tulsi Gabbard's Press Conference, Here's Another Conspiracy Theory -- "Without Evidence," as Jake Tapper's Chyrons Would Have It If This Were Trump --- That 10-Year-Olds Hacked Into Florida's Election System and Changed the Results

Even Politifact called this claim "mostly false" -- when Tulsi Gabbard claimed it over the summer.

But now that Hillary Clinton is claiming it, I bet Politifact will go ahead and upgrade this to "It's complicated."

A kid did hack into a system, but 1, it was just a replica website, and 2, it had nothing to do with vote recording or vote counting, but in displaying the results as they came in.

It was a replica website -- not sure why there's a replica, but sometimes designers make dummy websites that to play with the coding without affecting the real website.

And because it was only a replica, no one bothered to put security on it because who cares? It's just a sandbox for web designers to play around with. It would never go "live" and no one would ever see it besides the designers and the people who have to give a final approval for the design.

This has been claimed and refuted several times, but this bloated, hugely fat old drunk sow is still living in Sydney Blumenthal's dream-webs and spinning them out to her media pals.

This is the sensible centrist the True Cons are still angry at us for not joining them in supporting.

Hillary supporter Robert Zimmerman on FoxNEws doubles down: He's basically arguing that yes, anyone who disagrees with Hillary Clinton is either a Russian Asset or so close to being one that it causes no harm to go ahead and claim they are.

I think the Collusion Delusion just jumped the shark so spectacularly that even Low Information Voters are starting to understand that these people now accuse others of being a RUSSIAN ASSET as readily as they accuse them of being RACIST.

And they understand that this cudgel is just used for political posturing, and that there's usually nothing to evidence the charge.

CBS actually bothers to cover this, noting that it's an

Not really. It's just an ordinary opening gambit for the left these days.


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Huh: Democrat Representative Katie Hill In "Throuple" Relationship with Female Staffer and Estranged Husband?



Streiff:

Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), Vice Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, shared with Elle in a June 2019 interview a quote from the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the Committee "that has stuck with her."

In one of those first meetings, Hill says, Cummings said something that has stuck with her. "It [was] that our role on Oversight is to get to the truth and to follow the truth wherever it leads us and to expose that for the American people," Hill tells me over the phone. "To make sure that they have the information that they should have to, frankly, evaluate their government."

It is in that spirit that we are sharing information obtained from multiple confidential sources relating to Rep. Hill, who's currently in divorce proceedings. It is this writer's view that events that occur within a marriage or affairs that lead to its demise should be kept between the parties involved and are not the business of the general public. When those events or affairs occur within one of the parties' workplace, though, and that workplace is the United States Congress, the public should know about them as they determine that elected officialís fitness to serve.

Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a "throuple" relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.

Katie Hill flipped a "Republican stronghold" to blue in 2018. I'm curious to know how the Throuple Lifestyle will go down in 2020.

The how-dare-you virtue signalling from the NeverTrump soyboys and joyboys will be just so tedious. And so predictable. They're always Greta-On-The-Spot in leaping to defend Democrats from mean Republicans and their alternating pouncing-on/seizing-on behavior.

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State Department Concludes Hillary Clinton Email Review, Finds 600 Violations of Security Rules

We really should have voted this wonderful, sensible, law-abiding centrist as the True Conservative Choice for President.

State Department investigators probing Hillary Clintonís use of a private email server as secretary of state discovered nearly 600 security incidents that violated agency policy, according to a report the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.

The investigation, conducted by the State Departmentís Bureau of Diplomatic Security, found 38 individuals were culpable for 91 security violations. Another 497 violations were found, but no individuals were found culpable in those incidents.

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Investigators determined personal email use to conduct official State Department business "represented an increased risk of unauthorized disclosure." Clinton's use of the private server "added an increased degree of risk of compromise as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of State Department networks," the report stated.

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One reason that investigators were unable to assign culpability in the 497 incidents was because of the duration of the investigation. Many of the subjects of the probe, including Clinton and her circle of aides, has left the State Department by the time the investigation began.

Um, wouldn't the culpability lie with the boss who has set up this illegal system and ordered people to only contact her via this system?

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch says that Christopher Wray is continuing James Comey's work in trying to cover up for Hillary and hide embarrassing emails:

The redoubtable Tom Fitton writes on Twitter that FBI director Christopher Wray "Wants 26 months to turn over 13,000 Strzok-Page Docs. And was trying to hide Clinton spy Steele docs in order to protect Steele's 'privacy.' ... Is Comey still running the FBI?"

No, Wray is, but it seems to be, as Fitton implies, another distinction without a difference. What is the director hiding here?

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Wray should realize that by stonewalling he is only cementing the perception of many that the FBI is a corrupt and even nefarious organization, not ever to be trusted, the very opposite of how it should be considered.

Every profession is a conspiracy against outsiders. That becomes menacing when the profession in question is authorized to lock you up for life or even kill you if they deem it necessary.

And speaking of conspiracies:

Tulsi Gabbard responds to Hillary Clinton's drunk and demented, Chardonnay-soaked conspiracy theory that she's actually yet another RUSSIAN BOT and MACEDONIAN CONTENT FARMER.

She lays into the Queen of Corruption:

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Diplomat Testifies He Tried to Raise Concerns About Graft-Hunter Biden's "Work" For Burisma Back in 2015, But He Was Told to Shut Up By... Joe Biden's Office

We should definitely help elect Biden, as the NeverTrumpers advise.


A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Bidenís son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Bidenís position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.

Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Bidenís office, he was told the then-vice president didn't have the "bandwidth" to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.

Oooh, using your one son's cancer as an excuse to blow off a warning that your more useless son is peddling influence is TIGHT!


The testimony by Kent offers a reminder that as Democrats probe President Trumpís alleged actions in pressuring Ukraine to dig up compromising information on Biden, the impeachment inquiry also threatens to keep alive questions about the former vice president's handling of his sonís foreign work at a precarious moment for his 2020 presidential campaign.


Kent, who also testified about how Trump's associates raised unfounded allegations about the former ambassador to Ukraine, is the first known example of a career diplomat who raised concerns internally in the Obama administration about Hunter Bidenís board position. The Washington Post has previously reported that there had been discussions among Biden's advisers about whether his son's Ukraine work would be perceived as a conflict of interest, and that one former adviser had been concerned enough to mention it to Biden, though the conversation was brief.

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Hillary Clinton: Putin Has Kompromat on Trump, Russia Will Back Tulsi Gabbard's Third-Party Bid, and Jill Stein is a Russian Asset
And Oh Yeah, He's Also Going to Install Himself as Caesar For Life

NeverTrump pushed this woman a sensible, moderate voice whose judgment is preferable to the madman Trump's.

J.V. Last at The Cuckshed argued for that, and, about six months ago, Dan McLaughlin/Baseball Crank whined that it all would have been much better for Republicans if we had just gotten behind this sensible centrist in 2016.

She is literally insane.

But I guess the NeverTrumpers have the same brand of conspiracy theory lunacy, so to them, this looks normal. Even heroic, maybe.

Via Instapundit.

She then went on to babble insanely about Trump's plan to remain in office forever.

Because, see, Trump has authoritarian, anti-democratic instincts.


"But more than that, there is this bizarre adulation Trump has for dictators and authoritarians. He dreams of being able to order people to do things and make them do it," she said. She continued, "He has no democratic instincts, really. And I saw that when I was Secretary of State and traveled to 112 countries. One of our big problems were people who got themselves elected and then became authoritarian and then did everything they could to rig elections, everything they could to make sure that they were never forced out of power.

"That is his game plan. That is what he's trying to achieve. And it's terrifying to me because scholars, like professor Timothy Snyder who wrote that great little book on tyranny, they've told us what the game plan is. But I still think people have a hard time believing that, David. It's like 'Really? Oh, come onÖ'"

Trump is crazy and has authoritarian, anti-democratic instincts.

Unlike Hillary-- the woman NeverTrump said we really missed the boat in not supporting.

More from The Federalist.

"I'm not making any predictions, but I think theyíve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,Ē Clinton said of Russiaís involvement in the next presidential election on former Obama White House advisor David Plouffe's podcast. "She's the favorite of the Russians."


During the interview, Clinton also branded former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as a Russian asset.

"That's assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which, she might not 'cause she's also a Russian asset." Clinton added. "She's a Russian asset, totally. They know they canít win without a third-party candidate. So I donít know who itís going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed."

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Trump's Attorney Writes to Jeff Zucker and CNN, Announcing His Intent to Sue

This feels like it might be using government process and media to push a political narrative.

In other words, I guess Trump has learned from Obama, Hillary, Comey, Lynch, Clapper, Brennan, and Schiff.

I don't expect this will go anywhere but who knows -- maybe we can use circular reporting to the DOJ to get a special prosecutor appointed!

That's how it's done, right?

In a letter to Mr. Zucker and other CNN executives, Mr. Trumpís personal lawyer detailed evidence of Mr. Zucker's "vendetta" against the president and evidence of a CNN campaign to "take down President Trump" with biased reporting on the impeachment effort, as documented in an undercover video by Project Veritas.

"Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called 'mainstream' news, as the current situation," Trump lawyer Charles Harder said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times.

Mr. Harder said the Project Veritas video was "the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over the recent years."

He said the biased reporting violated the Lanham Act, a copyright protection law, suggesting that the news network does not live up to its claims of journalistic integrity.

Ah! Sounds like Yates citing THE LOGAN ACT as a valid reason to begin a criminal investigation of Michael Flynn.

The Lanham Act is about registering a trademark. But it also contains provisions about false advertising, and provides for relief -- a lawsuit -- in cases where someone is claimed to engage in false advertising.

That's why Trump's letter contains so many citations of CNN's false claims of being a "trusted" "news" network, while observing none of the rules of actual journalism (such as verifying stories before publishing and correcting false stories).

The Supreme Court in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca Cola, explained why the Lanham Act utilizes competitors as its enforcement mechanism: "Competitors who manufacturer or distribute products have detailed knowledge regarding how consumers rely upon certain sales and marketing strategies. Their awareness of unfair competition practices may be far more immediate and accurate than that of agency rulemakers and regulators." Thus, the "Lanham Act draws upon this market expertise by empowering private parties to sue competitors to protect their interests on a case-by-case basis."

Here's the false advertising part of the Act:

Any person who, on or in connection with any goods or services, or any container for goods, uses in commerce any word, term, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, or any false designation of origin, false or misleading description of fact, or false or misleading representation of fact, which--

is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person, or as to the origin, sponsorship, or approval of his or her goods, services, or commercial activities by another person, or

in commercial advertising or promotion, misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin of his or her or another person's goods, services, or commercial activities,

shall be liable in a civil action by any person who believes that he or she is or is likely to be damaged by such act.

Huh. Well, this is certainly a novel reading of the Act, and for that reason one that I think the courts will reject, but, on its face... CNN is fake news, and claiming to be otherwise is false advertise, and does in fact result in damage to another person, both its gullible viewers and the targets of its fake news propaganda.

Below, a tweet containing the letter. If you click on the picture, it will expand it, and then you can use the arrow button on the side of the picture to advance through all four pages.

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Senator Josh Hawley: "given Facebookís long record of evasions, misstatements, half truths & outright falsehoods, I'd be very careful rehearsing their talking points, no matter how much $$ they give you"

I'd be very interested in Congress demanding answers about who Facebook, Twitter, and Google are paying quietly -- calling them something like "consultants" or something -- to carry their water in "conservative" media.

I'd be very, very interested in seeing that.

I think we'd all be very unsurprised to find out whose names are on that payoff list.

Hawley addresses this to Erick Erickson, though I don't know that he intended the entire series of tweets, including the warning about taking FaceBook cash, to be specifically addressed to Erickson.

Sure would like subpeonas to find out who FaceBook, Google, and Twitter are paying.

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John Durham Now Has Two Blackberries Used by Russian (???) Agent Joseph Misfud, Who Incepted The Idea of Asking About Hillary's Emails Into George Papadopolous

Interesting.

If you don't know: It was Joseph Misfud, an academic in Italy who was been repeatedly claimed by the anti-Trump conspirators to be a Russian agent despite his close connections with Western intelligence, who mentioned to George Papadopolous that Russia had Hillary's emails.

This was not a big deal, as everyone (including me, including probably you) was saying this at the time.

But the anti-Trump conspirators portrayed speculation that Russia had stolen information off Hillary's woefully-unsecured bathroom server as some kind of state secret that only high-ranking spies could possibly speculate about.

So Papadopolous later mentioned this speculation of Misfud's -- Russia may or may not have Hillary's emails; film at eleven! -- to an Australian diplomat named Alexander Downer. Downer also had a lot of connections to Western intelligence, and so Downer went running off to his American contacts to report -- bizarrely -- that a nobody had mentioned the speculation that Russia had Hillary's emails (a speculation, I repeat, that literally everyone was speculating about) to American intelligence and law enforcement officials, who promptly took that information and.. got a FISA warrant to begin spying on the Trump campaign?

If this all seems like a set-up and pretext, that's because it is and always was. This was a political operation against Trump from the start.

But we can't quite prove it.

But what if we could?

What if Misfud turned over two BlackBerrys which contained, say, his prior communications with, say, the American plotters, asking him to contact this nobody who was briefly named as an adviser to Trump?

We don't know what's on those BlackBerrys. But apparently Durham and Barr now have them.


It was special investigator John Durham who acquired two BlackBerrys used by Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who jumped-started the FBI's long Russia probe into President Trumpís campaign.

Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, filed a court motion on Monday disclosing the phones' existence while tying them to Western intelligence.

She told The Washington Times on Thursday that she has confirmed that it was Mr. Durhamís office who obtained them.

Attorney General William P. Barr assigned Mr. Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, the mission of finding out the origins of the FBIís counter-intelligence investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane. She told The Times that a "source," whom she declined to identify, told her about the BlackBerrys.

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The FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller have always contended that Mr. Mifsud was a Russian asset. Mr. Mueller's final report made no mention of the numerous associations Mr. Mifsud maintained with Western diplomats and intelligence figures.

Mr. Papadopoulos contends Mr. Mifsud was a Western agent sent to entrap him.

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The motion says: "Michael T. Flynn requests the government be ordered to produce evidence that has only recently come into its possession... This information is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn, and specifically to the "OCONUS LURES" and agents that western intelligence tasked against him likely as early as 2014 to arrange--unbeknownst to him--'connections' with certain Russians that they would then use against him in their false claims. The phones were used by Mr. Joseph Mifsud.Ē

OCONUS means "outside the continental United States" and "LURES," I guess, means agents tasked with entrapping (luring) a target into some compromising behavior.

Previously, it had been reported that Barr and Durham went to Italy just to listen to "secret tapes" about/of Misfud.

When Attorney General William Barr showed up at the U.S. embassy's Palazzo Margherita here on tony Via Veneto last week, he had two primary requests. He needed a conference room to meet high-level Italian security agents where he could be sure no one was listening in. And he needed an extra chair for U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who would be sitting in as his right-hand man.

Barr was in Rome on an under-the-radar mission that was only planned a few days in advance. An official with the embassy confirmed to The Daily Beast that they had to scramble to accommodate Barrís sudden arrival. He had been in Italy before, but not with such a clear motive. Barr and Durham are looking into the events that led to Robert Muellerís Russia investigation, and suddenly all roads were leading to Rome.

The Daily Beast has learned that Barr and Durham were especially interested in what the Italian secret service knew about Joseph Mifsud...

A source in the Italian Ministry of Justice, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were played the tape. A second source within the Italian government also confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were shown other evidence the Italians had on Mifsud.

Misfud seems like he worked both sides of the aisle.

But that is exactly what makes him useful as an agent for Brennan/Clapper here -- that he can be portrayed as a Russian agent, when actually, he works for one and then the other as he might be paid to do.

Remember, Stephan Halper invited Michael Flynn to a dinner party, and then reached out and invited a Russian student named Lahav to the same dinner. So that the Brennan/Clapper conspiracy could then leak to the media, "Michael Flynn was seated at a dinner table with a Russian!"

Yes-- the Russian that you invited there, that you specifically sat at Flynn's table, that Flynn knew nothing about until you introduced him to the person you were trying to set him up with.

Stephan Halper is the kind of guy the FBI pays to bring cocaine to a party so that when the FBI charges the party host, they can claim "cocaine is known to have been present at at least one party hosted by [SUBJECT]."

Yeah, this "evidence" doesn't count when your paid agent contrived to manufacture it.

Anyway: Yes, this does seem to follow that same pattern. Reach out to a Western operative who also sometimes deals with Russians (either as a double agent for Russia or a double agent for Western intelligence; doesn't matter which) and have him contact a former "Trump associate" and then say "Oh my God, a former Trump associate was in contact with a Russian asset, we need a FISA to spy on Trump himself."

Who was Misfud working for when he approached an absolute-nobody in 2015?

I think he was working for the Brennan/Clapper conspiracy.

And the fact that the Mueller report perjuriously withheld the fact that he also has links to Western intelligence shows the "guilty mind" that prosecutors talk about. Intent can be inferred by after-the-fact behavior, like trying to cover up evidence.

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The Morning Rant

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"Ever wonder if you may be a cuck? Here are some warning signs:

"If you call yourself 'conservative' but sort of wink your eye when you say it...you may be a cuck.

"If you've ever written a think piece that starts out 'The conservative case for...', you may be a cuck.

"If you think Bill Kristol is a great thinker...you may be a cuck.

"If your name is Mitt Romney...you may be a cuck.

"If the only enemies you see are on your right...you may be a cuck.

"If you're in favor of open borders, but live in a gated community...you may be a cuck.

"If your answer to heading-to-socialism-at-90-mph is heading-to-socialism-at-40-mph...you may be a cuck.

"If you think that if you play nice, they won't eat you...you may be a cuck.

"If you dislike social issues conservatives more than you do the mainstream media...you may be a cuck.

"If you always say, "we must pick our battles" but never see any battles good enough to pick...you may be a cuck.

"If the only time anyone hears your voice is when you're attacking other conservatives...you may be a cuck.

"If you write for the New York Times...you may be a cuck.

"If you're more appalled by Trump's mean tweets than by big tech's efforts to de-platform conservatives...you may be a cuck.

"If you're comfortable with being in a permanent minority as long as you keep getting paid...you may be a cuck.

"If you've ever hit up a left-wing billionaire for money to start a 'conservative' newsletter...you may be a cuck.

"If you've ever delivered a policy speech from the lido deck...you may be a cuck.

"If you think your apology means they forgive you...you may be a cuck.

"If you think things will go back to the way they were after Trump is gone...you may be a cuck.

"Finally, if your highest ambition in life is to lose nobly...you may be a cuck."

(h/t Jeff Foxworthy)




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Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Self-Portrait With Skeleton
Lovis Corinth

What can I say? I like skeletons. Maybe Ace will give me a hobo skull for my desk!

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The Morning Report - 10/17/19

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Good morning kids. The weekend is here and there's a lot of stuff happening all at once so let's dive in and start with the wretched flea circus that is this impeachment illusion/delusion. I feel kind of foolish for not having immediately smelled a rat when Nancy Palsi caused a scene and stormed out of the White House meeting about the Turkey-Syria situation. She pulled that not-so-cunning stunt at least once before with the infrastructure discussion. In any case, with the allegations about extorting Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joey Bidet now completely exploded, and Schiff-for-Brains exposed as more than likely behind the creation of that smear, along with revelations about real graft and corruption out the wazoo emanating from there and China involving Bidet and other Dems and RINOs, what else is left for her to do? Ol' Yeller Mark Levin makes an excellent observation. If Trump really was the unhinged raving loon at that meeting, why were Palsi and Cuck the only Democrats in the room to leave and, as luck would have it, exit with a gaggle of reporters conveniently awaiting them right outside the door? QED.

And now the Democrat-Media Complex is shrieking about, and twisting the words of, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney about supposedly withholding funds from Ukraine pending its investigations of interference in our 2016 election. Cue the Ben Roethlisberger cap-lock: It's funny because the Democrat-controlled House passed a bill suspending any transactions with Russia pending its cooperation in election interference. That is to say a Quid Pro Quo bill. Laughable were it not so embarrassing and damaging to the nation. But will to power's gonna will, right?

Circling back to the real criminals, that $50,000 monthly "salary" that Hunter Bidet is reported to have received from Ukie gas company Burisma is a bit murkier and shadier than just fee implies, and involves a lot more money. The meth-head-poon-hound VP's failure of a son is involved in some sort of investment firm with direct ties to the Chi-Coms that is laundering all kinds of do-re-mi his way, arguably as a (heh) quid pro quo influence peddling payment for Papa.

Finally, we look at the source from whence all of this sewage sprang, and that was the original attempt by Clinton, Obama and the Deep State to take out Trump pre- and post-November 2016. Margot Cleveland and Roger Simon delve into the ramifications of getting at the information stored on Joseph Mifsud's cell phones. For those without a libretto handy, Joseph Mifsud, playing the part of Yum-Yum, was not a "Russian agent" but, per Ms. Cleveland:

...Mifsud was the man whose tip to young Trump volunteer advisor George Papadopoulos, that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton, supposedly formed the basis for the FBI to launch Crossfire Hurricane's targeting of the Trump campaign in late July 2016. Yet no one bothered to interview Mifsud until six months later, when he traveled to D.C. to speak at a conference sponsored by the State Department.

And then the FBI let him go, later blaming Papadopoulos for their inability to properly question the purported Russian agent. Mueller seemed equally uninterested in Mifsud - a strange position to take toward a putative enemy agent...

This plus the concoction of the Steele Dossier and Comey's and Clapper's revealing it to the President that allowed them to leak it to the media got this whole thing going. Speaking of corrupted intelligence and law enforcement, Christopher Wray is turning out to be a seat-warmer for James Comey, and a lead-lined curtain encasing the FBI. Total Deep State stooge, IMHO.

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

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