EMT 02/15/20

I have absolutely nothing nice to say.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons today is Saturday, February 15, 2020. On this date in 1992 serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison. He was later beaten to death in prison by another inmate.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

2 The CDC will bring some of those passengers on the cruise ship stranded in Japan home. They will first be screened for the corona virus.


https://tinyurl.com/svrn43q

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

3 Neither do I.


G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 06:02 AM (zlgJP)

4 Michael Flynn's lawyer says the gov committed one atrocity after another on his case.


https://tinyurl.com/rfa9yfy

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

5 Morning', Horde.
What's goin' on?

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:02 AM (GC07d)

6
I hate to say this but Deroy Murdoc of National Review agrees with me; there are no 'moderate' Democrats. He says they are all hard core leftest, I say they are all communists.


https://tinyurl.com/qrw4k8p

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

7 The Army is not going to do anything to Vindman, they're not even going to do an investigation. Obama truly did gut the upper ranks of the military.


https://tinyurl.com/s2phmb5

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

8 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/st6xsmt


And that's it for today. Another slow day.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

9 Thank you, Vic. Your links and effort is much appreciated.

I like slow days. Slow days are good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:05 AM (u82oZ)

10 On the plus side, no snow here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:06 AM (tT0V4)

11 Ramirez chose poorly. I would have put a Democrat there with "Don't go communist."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

12 Article on the two wounded Officers.


https://cbsloc.al/2wk9rUW

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:07 AM (tT0V4)

13 9 I like slow days. Slow days are good.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:05 AM (u82oZ)


There is stuff out there but it is stuff we have already beat to death.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

14
I have absolutely nothing nice to say.

come sit by me, we have much to discuss

g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2020 06:07 AM (rcvoU)

15 11
Ramirez chose poorly. I would have put a Democrat there with "Don't go communist."

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:06 AM (u82oZ)

I didn't think it was a good one today.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

16 Election 2020:


[ ] Socialism


[ ] Not Socialism



Chose only one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:08 AM (tT0V4)

17 I'm not known for having nice things to say, so that saves me some space for my favorite pastime, kvetching.

Apparently, Andy McCabe now joins that illustrious group of individuals Bill Ayers, Jon Corzine, Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton etal...

Guilty as Hell, Free as a bird. It's a big club.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 06:09 AM (Jdw1U)

18 Thanks, Vic.

Ima guessing The Donald will have to clean out & reform the ranks in the military, right after he cleans out the FBI, CIA, NSA, LMNOP...

Thank goodness our enemies are weak, I fear our officer corps would be exposed like Soviet Union after the purges.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:09 AM (GC07d)

19 krakatoa

I hope the day turns around for you. I'll put 1A prayer wheel on Ahead Standard for you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:09 AM (u82oZ)

20 16
Election 2020:





[ ] Socialism





[ ] Not Socialism







Chose only one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:08 AM (tT0V4)

No choice for communism or capitalism?

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

21 And you said it very well!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 06:11 AM (JFO2v)

22 Heirloominati

We need to write our Senators to hold promotions on obvious Un-American officers. Like LtC V-blob.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

23 I LIKE beating dead horses, especially when they try to get back up. Case in point:

Jonah (The Content Stealin' Whale-Ass) Goldberg, writing in the NY Post, has this to say in a current column:

Democrats' 2020 race turned tragic because they can't face the truth about 2016

Here's some extra content you can borrow freely, Jonah --"Physician, heal thyself." It's from The Bible. Luke 4:23. In Latin, it's "Medice, cura te ipsum." Or maybe this line, from Doc Holliday in Tombstone --

"Apparently, my hypocrisy knows no bounds."

Finally, my favorite -- "Jonah, go eat a bag of dicks."

You can credit me with this one, but to be honest, I ain't the first to say it, nor the last.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 06:12 AM (Jdw1U)

24

Somewhat willowed reply to ya NaCly.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 06:14 AM (g1guD)

25 >>> I have absolutely nothing nice to say.

I'm in the right place.

Posted by: fluffy at February 15, 2020 06:14 AM (dCRRg)

26 After the the poseur left the military & gov't agencies in shambles, Trump something something Aegean Stables...

My goodness, we really were THIS close to the end of The Republic.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:16 AM (GC07d)

27 Fluffy.....


Come, sit next to the rest of us.

Right here, on the Group W bench.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:16 AM (tT0V4)

28 As usual, still leaning to the left!

Posted by: Bent dick Bill at February 15, 2020 06:18 AM (yhf6w)

29 Salty,
would LOVE to get picked for that grand jury!
But I may have a difficult time appearing too eager.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:19 AM (GC07d)

30 "My goodness, we really were THIS close to the end of The Republic.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:16 AM (GC07d)"




Still are, for my 0.02, it could flip either way at a moment's notice.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 06:20 AM (zlgJP)

31 22 We need to write our Senators to hold promotions on obvious Un-American officers. Like LtC V-blob.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:12 AM (u82oZ)


But Fox's pet liberal Juan Williams says he is a decorated "hero". Look at all his ribbons, the only one that is WAS is his purple heart, all the rest are I was there ribbons that they pass out like candy to senior officers. And even the purple heart is really an I was there earn. He got that when his vehicle was hit by an IED.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:21 AM (mpXpK)

32 Still are, for my 0.02, it could flip either way at a moment's notice.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez,

I see the Old Bat signal in the sky.

Must. Get. My. Tights. ON!

HUmaAAAAA old chum...to the Old Bat Pole

...Shillary...

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 06:22 AM (vd8XM)

33 The Press old favorite 2020 Pressy Candidate

Avenatti was found guilty of trying to extort Nike. Who faces additional charges of tax, wire, and bank fraud in California and fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in New York.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

34
Still are, for my 0.02, it could flip either way at a moment's notice.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 06:20 AM

I cannot disagree.
But we've been given a chance.
And this is what I tell aquaintances who complain about style, and tweeting, and other nonsense. He has the entire gov't and media trying to sabotage his policies at every turn. These times call for unusual methods.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:26 AM (GC07d)

35

"...we really were THIS close..."

Story goes, that's why a group of individuals went to PDT in 2015 and asked him to run. They knew he was a white hat and figured he was the only who could beat the vodka soaked diaper dandess.

Didn't want to do what they'd have to do if she had won.

We shall see.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 06:29 AM (g1guD)

36 "But we've been given a chance.
And this is what I tell aquaintances who complain about style, and tweeting, and other nonsense. He has the entire gov't and media trying to sabotage his policies at every turn. These times call for unusual methods.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:26 AM (GC07d) "


And you are spot-on, every word !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 06:30 AM (zlgJP)

37 Was it just yesterday?, I was flogging a piece by Roger Simon, formerly of PJ Media but now at the Epoch Times, about the communist background of Mayor Pete.

Well, today we have an even deeper look at the same topic by Paul Kengor at American Spectator:

https://spectator.org/mayor-pete-red-diaper-baby/

He doesn't explicitly call him one, but 'if it walks like a duck...'.

Be aware. Buttplug is no "moderate".

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 06:30 AM (Jdw1U)

38 >>> Right here, on the Group W bench.

Do we have to sit with that smelly hippy?

Posted by: fluffy at February 15, 2020 06:32 AM (dCRRg)

39 37 Be aware. Buttplug is no "moderate".





Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 06:30 AM (Jdw1U)

Like I have been saying for years, there are no moderate Democrats.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:32 AM (mpXpK)

40 "Do we have to sit with that smelly hippy?"


Unfortunately.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:33 AM (tT0V4)

41 Andrew McCabe reacts to the DOJ dropping its investigation into him:

It is an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion and one they could have drawn a long, long time ago.

Justice for few.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

42 Gunter gleiben glauchen globen

All right

I got somethin' to say

Yeah, it's better to burn out
Yeah, than fade away

All right

Posted by: peacelovewoodstock at February 15, 2020 06:35 AM (/f5AZ)

43 teej

Saw the willowed message. I was away, looking at COVID-19 stuff. One of my neighbors came back from China on the 28th of January. And his kids have been sick. But no fever.

Things that make you go hmmm.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

44
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2020 06:36 AM (7rVsF)

45 And even the purple heart is really an I was there earn. He got that when his vehicle was hit by an IED.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:21 AM (mpXpK)

He's a piece of shit, but he was in combat and he was wounded. Who the fuck are you to criticize that Purple Heart?

Posted by: Never served at February 15, 2020 06:37 AM (NAbCm)

46
"Guilty as Hell, Free as a bird. It's a big club."

Lest us not forget Jeffrey Epstein.

Posted by: Kitty at February 15, 2020 06:37 AM (NLEnr)

47 38
>>> Right here, on the Group W bench.



Do we have to sit with that smelly hippy?

Posted by: fluffy at February 15, 2020 06:32 AM (dCRRg)


I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I want to kill! I want to see
Blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth! Eat dead, burnt bodies! I
Mean Kill. Kill!"

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:38 AM (mpXpK)

48 Good morning, all. I'm getting pretty worried about the flu this year. Two of my students had confirmed cases of influenza B within a week of each other. Bad stuff, with fevers spiking in the 103 range. Both had the vaccine. And it seems to come on pretty quickly with slight symptoms in the morning and high fevers in the afternoon. Please take care of yourselves and your kids, the little ones especially.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 15, 2020 06:38 AM (Vf4Y7)

49 Time to start chores.

Have a great day, everyone. May you be blessed with warmth outside and inside the house.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2020 06:39 AM (u82oZ)

50 47 38
I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I want to kill! I want to see
Blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth! Eat dead, burnt bodies! I
Mean Kill. Kill!"
Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:38 AM (mpXpK)

Now that is an ear worm I can endorse!

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:41 AM (GC07d)

51
Kid, have you ever been arrested?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2020 06:41 AM (rcvoU)

52 45 He's a piece of shit, but he was in combat and he was wounded. Who the fuck are you to criticize that Purple Heart?

Posted by: Never served at February 15, 2020 06:37 AM (NAbCm)

I served and am a Vietnam Vet. And I looked up every one of those ribbons he has and they are nothing more than I was there ribbons. I could find no evidence that he was ever in actual combat. And yeah, 50 years ago he probably would not have been given that purple heart. So fkin' A I can critisize that POS.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:41 AM (mpXpK)

53 So I'm guessing that if Bloomberg can't rise high enough in the polls, they bring in Avenatti as their last minute savior.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:42 AM (tT0V4)

54 I loved that time Avenatti was on the View. The ladies (putting that loosely) fawned all over him. They all had that love in their eyes for him and his future as a President.

Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2020 06:42 AM (DBzes)

55 Be safe, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:43 AM (tT0V4)

56

COVID-19

Is that what the kids...?

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 06:43 AM (g1guD)

57 >>> I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I want to kill! I want to see
Blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth! Eat dead, burnt bodies! I Mean Kill. Kill!"

You're our boy!

Posted by: fluffy at February 15, 2020 06:43 AM (dCRRg)

58 54 I loved that time Avenatti was on the View. The ladies (putting that loosely) fawned all over him. They all had that love in their eyes for him and his future as a President.
Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2020 06:42 AM (DBzes)

And nobody will hold them to account for that.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 06:44 AM (oGFm1)

59 Carry on smartly, Salty.

You and others may want to catch a very thorough update at WUWT regarding the latest Wuhan updates. Via Insty.

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 15, 2020 06:45 AM (GC07d)

60
Need to get up, take care of the mutts and get my coffee.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2020 06:45 AM (7rVsF)

61 58
54 I loved that time Avenatti was on the View. The ladies (putting that
loosely) fawned all over him. They all had that love in their eyes for
him and his future as a President.

Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2020 06:42 AM (DBzes)



And nobody will hold them to account for that.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 06:44 AM (oGFm1)

I don't understand how that POS View show stays on the air.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

62 39 37 Be aware. Buttplug is no "moderate".





Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 06:30 AM (Jdw1U)

Like I have been saying for years, there are no moderate Democrats.
Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:32 AM (mpXpK)

Medicare for All Who Want It
ha!

Pete will invest $430 billion to unlock access to affordable housing for over 7 million families.
Ugly buildings we will tear down in 40 years.

Pete will make a historic $700 billion investment in affordable, universal, high-quality, and full-day early learning
Sate run parenting from birth to 18 YO

Pete will raise working and middle class incomes by unlocking income earned by working Americans and resetting the balance of power between workers and corporations.
wait wut? word salad bingo

Pete will end to so-called right-to-work laws.
Forced Unions! Fuck you state rights people!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 06:46 AM (JFO2v)

63

Have a great day, NaCly.

Heirloominati - You have to wait till it comes back around on the guitar.

Two really good songs.
Well, that's two more than I've written.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 06:46 AM (g1guD)

64 I don't understand how that POS View show stays on the air.
Posted by: Vic

It keeps the Cackling Cnuts off the street for a few hours

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 06:48 AM (vd8XM)

65 I think Bernie took a shot to the ass when the Nevada unions said that they would not endorse any candidate which would support eliminating their Union member's private healthcare plans.


Seems that a smart candidate could build upon that idea.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:48 AM (tT0V4)

66 54 I loved that time Avenatti was on the View. The ladies (putting that loosely) fawned all over him. They all had that love in their eyes for him and his future as a President.
Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2020 06:42 AM (DBzes)

he was on cnn and msdnc 110 times or so

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 06:49 AM (JFO2v)

67 Here's an *attempt* to hold The View and others to account for salivating all over Avenatti--but, still, they won't pay.

Hang in there until the end; it's delayed a bit; it's hilarious.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vgyn45u

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 06:49 AM (oGFm1)

68
I don't understand how that POS View show stays on the air.

Posted by: Vic


it sells detergent

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2020 06:49 AM (rcvoU)

69 65
I think Bernie took a shot to the ass when the Nevada unions said that
they would not endorse any candidate which would support eliminating
their Union member's private healthcare plans.





Seems that a smart candidate could build upon that idea.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:48 AM (tT0V4)

Is there any one of the current candidates who do not want to do that?

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:50 AM (mpXpK)

70 Look at the View as being like Sesame Street, without the profit factor.

It's designed to preach teach.

Cost be damned.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:50 AM (tT0V4)

71 61 I don't understand how that POS View show stays on the air.
Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

Me, too. It has to be that some people think it's great. Like some people think the NYT is great. I can't understand how.

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 06:50 AM (oGFm1)

72 89% ... 99% ... 1%

That's the percentage of people who have the Coronavirus in Hubei Province, all of China, and the rest of the world.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 15, 2020 06:50 AM (zqs/f)

73 Me, too. It has to be that some people think it's great. Like some people think the NYT is great. I can't understand how.
Posted by: m

Plus, it's cheaper to put on then real programming

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

74 "Is there any one of the current candidates who do not want to do that?"

I can think of one, quite easily.

Hint: Rhymes with "Drump"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:52 AM (tT0V4)

75 One of the leading Democrats back when they were hawking the initial passing of Obamacare openly admitted the long term intent was to go to "single payer", which is Democratspeak for nationalize healthcare.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:52 AM (mpXpK)

76 I could find no evidence that he was ever in actual combat. And yeah, 50 years ago he probably would not have been given that purple heart. So fkin' A I can critisize that POS.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:41 AM (mpXpK)

I guess Army Times got it wrong.

Criticize him all you want for his political shit, but just because you are too lazy to do the research doesn't mean he wasn't wounded.

Posted by: Never served at February 15, 2020 06:52 AM (NAbCm)

77 74
"Is there any one of the current candidates who do not want to do that?"



I can think of one, quite easily.



Hint: Rhymes with "Drump"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 06:52 AM (tT0V4)

Well I was talking about the Democrats, Trump is already good as elected.

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

78 Good morning!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 06:53 AM (EK+jJ)

79 " Trump is already good as elected."

We can both hope that is a fact.

But, I really think that an opportunity is being missed in the education of the American voter.

Hey kids...you want single payer healthcare?

This is what you really want.

You want to surrender and lose your choice in healthcare.

Hey kids, you want free cell phone service for all?

You want to surrender your ability to chose your own make and model of phone.

Hey Kids, you want guaranteed access to housing and food for all?

You want to surrender your right to chose what type of housing that you personally can have.

And the government will decide what you are having at the community cafeteria for dinner tonight.


Etc...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:00 AM (tT0V4)

80 78 Good morning!
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 06:53 AM (EK+jJ)

Gotta amp up the enthusiasm a little bit to shake up a sleepy horde.

Good morning!!

Posted by: m at February 15, 2020 07:01 AM (oGFm1)

81 I got a look yesterday at the new 2020 W-4. There isn't anywhere to enter your exemptions unless you are claiming "exemption" status. What's up with this shit???

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf

Posted by: Kitty at February 15, 2020 07:02 AM (NLEnr)

82 As to Vindman and the Poiple Heart.

One thing does not negate/excuse the other.

getting boomed by an IED should have knocked some sense into him it is NOT an excuse for acting like a DICK
to fuck with a President (whichever President).
He was there to serve ,not play out his Russian fathers and his Ukranian wishes.
The US took him in from the shit storm in his homelands and rewarded them most handsomely...then delusions of granduer and smartness took over.

I can imagine many hundreds of so called foreign diplomatic staff are unnecessary time wasters and
full of themselves, Lil Narcissi.

Posted by: saf at February 15, 2020 07:02 AM (5IHGB)

83 You want to surrender your right to chose what type of housing that you personally can have.


Not me! I want those nice concrete block buildings that start to crumble within a year because they're built by only government contractors.

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 07:03 AM (vd8XM)

84 And the armchair general troll asshole Can go horsefuck. I thought the Soros Army slept in until noon.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 15, 2020 07:03 AM (jjyGW)

85 Hiya Mrs. Leggy !

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:03 AM (arJlL)

86 There is stuff out there but it is stuff we have already beat to death.
Posted by: Vic

And also, we're running out of bags-o'-dicks !

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:04 AM (arJlL)

87 P Krugman
Hes basically what Europeans would call a social democrat and social democracies like Denmark are, in fact, quite nice places to live, with societies that are, if anything, freer than our own.

Denmark

Gun Rights
the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law

Freedom of Speech
Hate speech laws are both national and by region

Police State
Denmark is not bound by Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information in criminal proceedings, as it has opted out of implementation of certain EU measures relating to justice and home affairs.

I did this in 5 minutes. Krugman is fucking liar.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

88 I had a question answered this morning. Avenatti will remain behind bars pending sentencing, further trials, etc. This is a good thing, because, looking at him you just know he has a bolt hole,a couple of fake passports, and a sock full of Kruggerands stashed somewhere.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at February 15, 2020 07:06 AM (C1Lsn)

89 Morning Horde! Thankfully our negative temperatures have come and gone. Low thirties today. Have a great weekend.

Posted by: WisRich at February 15, 2020 07:07 AM (OAlmw)

90 Morning Horde! Thankfully our negative temperatures have come and gone. Low thirties today. Have a great weekend.
Posted by: WisRich

Brat grilling weather!

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)

91 Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

Krugman...isn't that the guy who was an adviser to Enron? and he lied? Quelle suprise.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (EK+jJ)

92

NaCly the old dog wishes us warmth within and without

well not without a warm coat,nothing beats a full body length coat made of Beaver feathers ! It may smell like a Paltrow candle though and leave the assless chaps for your MoMe visitations........................

Posted by: saf at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (5IHGB)

93 According to The Hill Barr has tapped outside D.C. prosecutors to handle politically sensitive cases including Flynn's case.
Barr's been DOJ for a year and now bust this move?

Posted by: moving on at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (WX+x0)

94 Well Morons time for my weekly call. May BBL

Posted by: Vic at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

95 "And also, we're running out of bags-o'-dicks !"

Nope...we got em.

https://amzn.to/2OVPlXj

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:10 AM (tT0V4)

96



NICE.................NICE............NICE KNEES KNEES

NOBS NOBS NOBS so there.

Posted by: saf at February 15, 2020 07:10 AM (5IHGB)

97 And because we're a high class blog...

https://amzn.to/31WFXYL

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:11 AM (tT0V4)

98 Lol. Trump is definitely not as good as elected, and this week he showed why. He has a substantial lack of self control and his 2 am Twitter rants are going to eat at his support around the edges. Not to mention dick stomping departments like the DoJ. Bloomberg is going to buy this race and hide as the "moderate". He isn't, really, but that fact, and the all the good work that Trump has done will get lost in Twitter insults.

It's a long way between now and November. Plenty of time for Trump to shoot himself in the foot and get some good fratricide going.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 15, 2020 07:12 AM (rLZe7)

99 Astronauts dog is very happy

https://tinyurl.com/u8d8o8j

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

100 I think I recognize a JJ Sefton meme on Powerline's week in pictures.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ra2tk5h

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 15, 2020 07:14 AM (VNfwt)

101 Brat grilling weather!
Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)
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Mmmmm....brats.

Posted by: WisRich at February 15, 2020 07:15 AM (OAlmw)

102 Hiya, JT!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 15, 2020 07:15 AM (Vf4Y7)

103 Women praying over PDT:

https://tinyurl.com/wcdw8xd


More.
Of.
This !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 07:17 AM (zlgJP)

104 It's a long way between now and November. Plenty of time for Trump to shoot himself in the foot and get some good fratricide going.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 15, 2020 07:12 AM (rLZe7)

Please provide an example of how Trump has shot himself in the foot, or of some imprudent tweet that has cost him in some definitive way.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:17 AM (H8QX8)

105 Good morning!

Last night the wife experimented with a new Valentine's Day dish involving a bourbon-Italian dressing marinade, potatoes and peppers and bacon-wrapped steak.

Yummy, but her cooking calculations were a little off. I think the next batch will turn out much better and take far less time.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:18 AM (cfSRQ)

106 " I think I recognize a JJ Sefton meme on Powerline's week in pictures. "

Yup.


That's J.J.s work, right there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:18 AM (tT0V4)

107
Please provide an example of how Trump has shot
himself in the foot, or of some imprudent tweet that has cost him in
some definitive way.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:17 AM (H8QX

---This is the guy who thinks Gannet's Military Times provides accurate polling of military members who - wait for it - are turning against Trump.

They can't wait to vote for Sailor Pete!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:19 AM (cfSRQ)

108 "Astronauts dog is very happy "

I saw the initial clip the news.

And it was imperative that the word 'female' be used in the announcing of the event.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:20 AM (tT0V4)

109 By the way, is there anything more southern than bacon-wrapped beef marinated in bourbon?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:20 AM (cfSRQ)

110 100 I think I recognize a JJ Sefton meme on Powerline's week in pictures.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ra2tk5h
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 15, 2020 07:14 AM (VNfwt)

Keith Richards quiy smoking?

That could be the only thing keeping him alive.

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 07:20 AM (tdrVi)

111 108
"Astronauts dog is very happy "



I saw the initial clip the news.



And it was imperative that the word 'female' be used in the announcing of the event.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:20 AM (tT0V4)

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Is it too early to mention peanut butter?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:21 AM (cfSRQ)

112 I think I recognize a JJ Sefton meme on Powerline's week in pictures.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ra2tk5h

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at February 15, 2020 07:14 AM (VNfwt)


You did! You did! Heh. About time JJS's photoshop skillz got a little recog.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 07:22 AM (Jdw1U)

113 great just a summer is coming i will have nothing to wear

https://tinyurl.com/rdvvjsp

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

114 Please provide an example of how Trump has shot himself in the foot, or of some imprudent tweet that has cost him in some definitive way.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:17 AM (H8QX

It's an old bit. Not very otiginal.

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 07:25 AM (tdrVi)

115 64 I don't understand how that POS View show stays on the air.
Posted by: Vic

It keeps the Cackling Cnuts off the street for a few hours
Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 06:48 AM (vd8XM)
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It's ok, no need to misspell.

Posted by: Groundhog at February 15, 2020 07:25 AM (VYwSh)

116 2 minutes of media masterbating Avenatti

https://tinyurl.com/vf9wman

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2020 07:26 AM (JFO2v)

117 Brat grilling weather!

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)


I usually just sent them to their room. But I guess grilling works, too.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:27 AM (Y8PSl)

118 "And also, we're running out of bags-o'-dicks !"

Nope...we got em.

https://amzn.to/2OVPlXj
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

!

OMG !

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:28 AM (arJlL)

119 Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 15, 2020 07:12 AM (rLZe7)

You sound concerned. Are you concerned?

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:28 AM (Y8PSl)

120 93 According to The Hill Barr has tapped outside D.C. prosecutors to handle politically sensitive cases including Flynn's case.
Barr's been DOJ for a year and now bust this move?
Posted by: moving on at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (WX+x0)

The power of the tweets. Or maybe after the saintly prosecutors changed their sentencing recommendations so drastically, Barr finally understands that his DOJ is corrupt and totally partisan. Had Nike been a conservative leaning firm, even the creepy porn lawyer would have skated.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:29 AM (ONvIw)

121 You sound concerned. Are you concerned?
Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:28 AM (Y8PSl)

I believe the person in question mentioned being a lifelong conservative, also.

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 07:30 AM (tdrVi)

122 By the way, is there anything more southern than bacon-wrapped beef marinated in bourbon?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:20 AM (cfSRQ)


A glass of ice cubes marinated in bourbon.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:30 AM (Y8PSl)

123 >>Brat grilling weather!
Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2020 07:08 AM (vd8XM)

I usually just sent them to their room. But I guess grilling works, too.
Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:27 AM (Y8PSl)

Heh. There's a place to eat just off I94 in SE Wi called The Brat Stop.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2020 07:31 AM (Z/jzm)

124
You sound concerned. Are you concerned?

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:28 AM (Y8PSl)

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One of the better trolls, to be honest.

Uses complete sentences, seems to know the subject matter, works on building rapport with other commenters.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:31 AM (cfSRQ)

125 And because we're a high class blog...

https://amzn.to/31WFXYL
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

!

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:31 AM (arJlL)

126
The Army is not going to do anything to Vindman, they're not even going to do an investigation. Obama truly did gut the upper ranks of the military.


https://tinyurl.com/s2phmb5
Posted by: Vic

======

Too bad Trump couldn't appoint his own Secretary of Defense.

(But I confess to ignorance; can SecDef make a difference?)

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:31 AM (13CQC)

127 According to The Hill Barr has tapped outside D.C. prosecutors to handle politically sensitive cases including Flynn's case.
Barr's been DOJ for a year and now bust this move?
Posted by: moving on at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (WX+x0)


AT BEST - Barr went in assuming everything was good and proper but willing/directed to take a look at what he may have heard just a bit about with 1% being covered in the MSM (Trump tweets "Witch Hunt", disparagement of the DoJ, Tweeting must stop!).

At best he really believes that fuck ups like Ruby Ridge are very rare outliers that will occur very rarely in any organization.


At best he said 'spying' and looking at the predicate (or whatever) to sound like he marches to the beat of a different drummer, his own man.

At best, feet of clay and confirmation bias has prevented him from doing much more than act the tough guy when not blowing on the bag pipe.

At best, he's finally getting a grasp on how politically fuc*ing corrupt his beloved DoJ and FBI has become.

Because he did not believe it possible.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2020 07:32 AM (1g7ch)

128 I have absolutely nothing nice to say.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM

Eh, don't worry about it. You kindly provide a space and we all entertain ourselves.

Here's my ASHQ related story. Yesterday I went to visit a married couple from my church. They weren't at church when we had communion d it the first of the month. Their granddaughter is studying environmental sciences and was on a trip to Ecuador with a group, She sent them a postcard. I looked it and it had two blue footed boobies. His comment was "When I hear the word 'boobies I think of something else. I laughed and responded that I go on a board that when they mention "boobies" I sometimes kid around by posting pictures of blue footed boobies. My parishioner served in the Navy in the Korean War. He supports Donald Trump. He could be a moron. Anyway, small world.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 07:32 AM (WI7YS)

129
Michael Flynn's lawyer says the gov committed one atrocity after another on his case.


https://tinyurl.com/rfa9yfy
Posted by: Vic

======

Too bad Trump can't pick his own Attorney General who could address such wrongs.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:32 AM (13CQC)

130 I believe the person in question mentioned being a lifelong conservative, also.

Posted by: jsg at February 15, 2020 07:30 AM (tdrVi)


Probably has a 'The Bulwark' years-long subscription, too.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2020 07:34 AM (Y8PSl)

131 Hi everyone. Can I be super bitchy for just a moment here? I can? Oh, thank you.

So, my dad is still in the hospital (three weeks today). He had to start dialysis, and last week, he had a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). He had a procedure for the pneumothorax on Thursday, during which they took a few swabs/samples from inside his lungs. Last night, the infectious diseases doctor told us they think he has mold growing in his lungs. So he has to start taking a new drug which has horrible side effects including kidney and liver damage (see above in re: already on dialysis). This whole situation is just complete bullshit, and my dad has never done a single thing to deserve any of this (unlike me, who as I'm about to demonstrate am extremely bitchy).

My aunt was texting updates to me and my sister as she learned them last night. I texted my sister separately, "Sometimes I wish I drank". She replied that she was "livid". I thought that was odd, but I figured she was upset that this shit keeps happening to Dad. She added that she didn't know what to do. Then she said that her husband was "infuriated"...because he had had "plans galore" for the evening and they felt they had to cancel them.

I told her (nicely) that it wasn't like the situation was going to change in the next few hours, and there wasn't anything any of us could do anyway, so they might as well keep their plans. But no, everything was canceled and they were Just Waiting.

She has also told me that they have a trip planned for next week that she is afraid she'll have to cancel, whereupon they'll be out $1500 (this is not a lot of money to them. Also, they go on multiple trips a year). But indeed, what price can you put on the opportunity to play Early Christian Martyr?

Well, got to get showered and head up to the hospital to relieve Mom. See y'all later.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 15, 2020 07:35 AM (rWZ8Y)

132 Barr finally understands that his DOJ is corrupt and totally partisan.

Barr is just another DS player, a company man through and through. He's gonna protect the DoJ and the FBI to his dying breath.

Are some lower folks gonna take a hit? Maybe. Is anything on the order of what needs to happen going to happen under Barr's watch? Like dissolution of the FBI, and prosecution of senior executives and agents for sedition...Nope.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:36 AM (EK+jJ)

133 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 07:37 AM (nRk/c)

134
I didn't think it was a good one today.
Posted by: Vic

======

So Ramirez wants the GOP to grow a spine and...start criticizing Trump?

Of all the things they're spinelessly not doing?

HELLO, Republican Governors of states with sanctuary cities???

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:37 AM (13CQC)

135 For those who thought I was ridiculous in suggesting that Vindman's appt to the Army War College was not a sort of reward, I give you this: https://tinyurl.com/s4z4dml

Yes there is a school for Lt Colonels and Colonels to prepare them for strategic service. It is not for captains and majors but for those with 20+ years of service.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:39 AM (ONvIw)

136
Story goes, that's why a group of individuals went to PDT in 2015 and asked him to run. They knew he was a white hat and figured he was the only who could beat the vodka soaked diaper dandess.

Posted by: teej

========

Interesting story. I hadn't heard it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:39 AM (13CQC)

137 Hesco with all do respect, concern status noted. Why in the hell would we ask Trump to change now? His style has helped him survive and even thrive the last three years - he needs to keep punching

Posted by: rammajamma at February 15, 2020 07:39 AM (SwWMX)

138 The GOP has conducted focus groups in key states with swing voters. Despite the fact Trump gets extremely high numbers on the economy the superfluous nonsense on Twitter drags him down. The desire by that key group of voters is that he focuses more on further improvements to the economy and less on the Twitter distractions he's creating. Stone is a perfect example. He has plenty of surrogates to do that crap. He's once again sucked the air out of the room and undermined the AG who gets high marks with a fair amount of the electorate. It's another self inflicted wound. The GOP is now working to offset this with things like the upcoming middle class tax cut they are starting to unveil, etc.

Nobody is saying don't Tweet. It's a great tool for him and gets his message out. What people in the campaign are saying is be more discriminating and let his supporters handle the other stuff. Put the president above the fray and help him look more presidential.

Some of the opposition campaigns like Bloomberg, with their unlimited money have already figured out this is a weakness and they're attacking it. You need to have a counter strategy to address that.

That is my only point.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 15, 2020 07:40 AM (rLZe7)

139 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:36 AM (EK+jJ)

That's a sound assessment in my opinion.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:40 AM (H8QX8)

140
Andrew McCabe reacts to the DOJ dropping its investigation into him:

It is an absolute disgrace that they took two years and put my family through this experience for two years before they finally drew the obvious conclusion and one they could have drawn a long, long time ago.

Posted by: rhennigantx

=======

How about: "Ho-leeeee SHIT! I beat it! I beat it I beat it I beat it! Those fooking idiots are dropping charges, oh my God how lucky am I?!"

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:42 AM (13CQC)

141
Too bad Trump can't pick his own Attorney General who could address such wrongs.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:32 AM (13CQC)

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How?

Seriously, how does he do that?

The entire bureaucracy is tainted. Think about that. I get that people think that if Trump would only do X everything would be fixed, but the rot is very deep and took a long time to settle in.

Part of the process (which Sessions started but gets no credit for) is weeding out the worst offenders.

Who lie to your face. They'll tell you that yep, absolutely on board chief, totally going to follow instructions - and then they conspire to undercut you.

It's an incremental process, not a single, glorious event.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:42 AM (cfSRQ)

142 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:36 AM (EK+jJ)

I'm not saying that there will be big prosecutions, or any at all. He just got exposed as someone who knows and consents to the partisan corruption. This could be window dressing like Sessions/Huber and so far Barr/Durham, who may be ready in May, but might drag it out until January, who knows.

I see no cause for optimism at DOJ and I have always said I thought this "trust the plan" Q shit, was a donk subterfuge.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:43 AM (ONvIw)

143 Priorities, Mrs. Peel. Priorities. Sorry your sis can't see the forest for the photosynthesis.
I'll put your daddy on my prayer list.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 15, 2020 07:43 AM (Vf4Y7)

144
I'm getting pretty worried about the flu this year. Two of my students had confirmed cases of influenza B within a week of each other. Bad stuff, with fevers spiking in the 103 range. Both had the vaccine.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy

=======

Whoa, even with the vaccine? I'm gonna tell my grandma.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:43 AM (13CQC)

145 Thanks for the perspective this morning Mrs. Peel - you and your family will have the prayers of a mostly lapsed Baptist today.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 15, 2020 07:44 AM (SwWMX)

146 It's an incremental process, not a single, glorious event.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:42 AM (cfSRQ)

It's a brutal challenge. I'm far more aware of it now than I was a few years ago. There is no equivalence to the business world.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:44 AM (H8QX8)

147 Because he did not believe it possible.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2020 07:32 AM (1g7ch)

When Huber cleared Hillary of crimes that would have sent the rest of us to prison, he did so under Barr's watch.

I'd like to think he will change ad that Jensen is not just a clever subterfuge. But I will believe it when I see it.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:47 AM (ONvIw)

148 Hi everyone. Can I be super bitchy for just a moment here? I can? Oh, thank you.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel

Well, Okay, since its you !

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:49 AM (arJlL)

149 I'm not saying that there will be big prosecutions,
or any at all. He just got exposed as someone who knows and consents to
the partisan corruption. This could be window dressing like
Sessions/Huber and so far Barr/Durham, who may be ready in May, but
might drag it out until January, who knows.



I see no cause for optimism at DOJ and I have always said I thought this "trust the plan" Q shit, was a donk subterfuge.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:43 AM (ONvIw)

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I don't think he consents, I think his options are limited.

There are only so many hours in a day.

Again, he's dealing with people who get written instructions and then just ignore them.

And then the people in charge of enforcing the rules decide not to.

Its frustrating, which is why I don't follow it very closely or dwell on it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:49 AM (cfSRQ)

150 I think if Avenatti had only tried to blackmail Trump, he'd still be a media golden boy, but he failed in the blackmail, and then had once tried to screw a #woke mega-corporation, and it was which that sealed his fate!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 07:49 AM (BiNEL)

151 Mrs Peel-

Prayers up for you and your Dad and your fam.

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 07:50 AM (arJlL)

152 RE: McCabe. OK, I get that they have discretion and the FBI did fire him. I suspect that not prosecuting him was done more to protect the FBI from the embarrassment of a trial.

Also, we see Barr all but stating the prosecution team for the Stone conviction lied about their sentencing strategy and yet they were allowed to slink off in some fake resignation theater instead of being shit canned.

I think Barr is all about protecting the institution.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:50 AM (EK+jJ)

153 Mrs. Peel,

It's very stressful to have a beloved dad so sick in the hospital; It's exhausting and it also often tends to cause friction in families because everybody gets exhausted, their emotions are on the surface and they tend to say whatever comes to mind.

Your dad sounds like a very fine , good man. God is not causing him to be ill. It's a c****y part of life in a fallen world. In a book called "Disappointment with God" Phillip Yancey talks to a man who has had almost every conceivable thing go wrong, but when Yancey says "How can you maintain your faith his response is "I try not o confuse God with life," Keep talking to God; God can handle the bitching (By the way, your post didn't sound bitchy; Just normal fatigue, worry and stress). And anyway, that's what we can do for each other here. Listen to each other's complaints.

I will pray for your family members too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 07:51 AM (WI7YS)

154 Its frustrating, which is why I don't follow it very closely or dwell on it.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:49 AM (cfSRQ)

Very frustrating. But I suspect he could terminate some of the people who are insubordinate. I have not seen this. Until, I do, I do not accept that this is happening despite his best efforts.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:51 AM (ONvIw)

155 @DrKarlynB

I'm going to be on @foxnews @foxandfriends at 9:15am eastern time to talk about my article! It's up to almost 2.3 million views. What a completely humbling and insane ride this is. I'm so appreciative of the overwhelming love I've received from it.


This woman's story has been posted here before but for those that missed it....she's a democrat, who went to a Trump rally just to see what it was like. She wrote this article about it:

https://tinyurl.com/t4fvah4

Posted by: Tami at February 15, 2020 07:51 AM (cF8AT)

156 Did we mention draining the swamp yet, this morning?


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/358313/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:53 AM (tT0V4)

157 Another day of all Debbie Downers? Jesus

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 07:53 AM (nRk/c)

158 So, my dad is still in the hospital (three weeks
today). He had to start dialysis, and last week, he had a pneumothorax
(collapsed lung). He had a procedure for the pneumothorax on Thursday,
during which they took a few swabs/samples from inside his lungs. Last
night, the infectious diseases doctor told us they think he has mold
growing in his lungs. So he has to start taking a new drug which has
horrible side effects including kidney and liver damage (see above in
re: already on dialysis).

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at February 15, 2020 07:35 AM (rWZ8Y)

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I don't wish to be a pessimist, but I don't think this is survivable.

Palliative care may be the better option.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:53 AM (cfSRQ)

159 And she will still be voting for the democratic-socialist.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2020 07:54 AM (1g7ch)

160 This woman's story has been posted here before but for those that missed it....she's a democrat, who went to a Trump rally just to see what it was like. She wrote this article about it:

https://tinyurl.com/t4fvah4

I'm curious, as she gains publicity, if she continues to call Trump a liar.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 07:54 AM (H8QX8)

161 Vindman is a low life piece of shit, scum bag and I wouldn't say he's out of the woods yet. Kelly is an asshole and completely wrong about what he said with respect to Vindman's actions and it's completely contrary to what most people I know are saying. Don't bag on him for the PH. There are a fair amount of guys walking around with that award for similar circumstances. Unfortunately. But the tell is after 20 he doesn't have towards like the MSM, BSM, etc. LTC Fat ass just walked around trying to burnish his creds where he could.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 15, 2020 07:54 AM (rLZe7)

162 Very frustrating. But I suspect he could terminate
some of the people who are insubordinate. I have not seen this. Until, I
do, I do not accept that this is happening despite his best efforts.

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 07:51 AM (ONvIw)

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They are getting terminated and others are quitting.

I get the desire for judicial punishment, but at the same time the real goal is to cleanse the institution and restore it to some level of lawful behavior.

That's the real objective, because without it, no one can be reliably prosecuted, for anything.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:56 AM (cfSRQ)

163 morning yall. Trump is a package deal, tweets and all. Get with the program.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2020 07:57 AM (Tnijr)

164 157
Another day of all Debbie Downers? Jesus

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 07:53 AM (nRk/c)

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Not for me.

The new book is inching its way through Amazon's machinery and should be out in time for next week's book thread.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:58 AM (cfSRQ)

165 I think Barr is all about protecting the institution.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:50 AM (EK+jJ)


I won't go so far as to 'all about', but the example of FBI head Christopher Wray DOES seem to imply that this is a priority for the Deep State types.

They are like the scorpion/frog parable in a way -- "It's in our nature."

But they cannot see that in the mirror in the morning. Barr wants to do the right thing, but in certain areas he is wearing blinders.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 07:58 AM (Jdw1U)

166 'Sup, y'all? Sign up for NoVaMoMe 2020 yet?

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM (MVjcR)

167 The new book is inching its way through Amazon's machinery and should be out in time for next week's book thread.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:58 AM (cfSRQ)

Outstanding

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM (nRk/c)

168
How?

Seriously, how does he do that?

The entire bureaucracy is tainted.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

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He could declassify the FISA warrants and the entire Mueller report. That right there would force a few awkward MSM moments.

And can't he direct his attorney-general to prosecute people who have actually confessed to crimes? Like Comey and his leak to the NY Times?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM (13CQC)

169 I have absolutely nothing nice to say.


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Ooh! In that case, come sit by me, dahling.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 15, 2020 08:01 AM (G546f)

170 But they cannot see that in the mirror in the
morning. Barr wants to do the right thing, but in certain areas he is
wearing blinders.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 07:58 AM (Jdw1U)

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His options are limited. He can't fire the entire department or even launch a major purge of career civil servants.

So he does what he can.

As annoying as it is to see McCabe and Page preening on Twitter, better to have them there than running the Justice Dept.

Remember, they never intended to quit. Their ouster was a victory for those who have the wisdom to see it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:01 AM (cfSRQ)

171 According to The Hill Barr has tapped outside D.C. prosecutors to handle politically sensitive cases including Flynn's case.
Barr's been DOJ for a year and now bust this move?

Posted by: moving on at February 15, 2020 07:09 AM (WX+x0)

I view this as a brilliant move by Bill "Deep State" Barr, because it will allow him to
a) restart every critical investigation,
b) all the perps have been schooled on the key points of their cases and have had time to backstop their alibis,
c) all the original Establishment lawyers have been reassigned and lost their notes in tragic boating accidents, and
d) the Statute of Limitations clock keeps running without a reset.

Well done, my good man!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:02 AM (BiNEL)

172 Here's what Barr said in his comments about Stone:

"the Stone case was prosecuted while I was attorney general. And I supported it.... I thought it was a righteous prosecution. And I was happy that he was convicted."

So Stone's prosecution was "righteous" but a prosecution of McCabe for multiple instances of perjury on an issue far more momentous lacked merit?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:04 AM (H8QX8)

173 Just a few tweaks, and we will have the DOJ running like a finely tuned Justice Machine!

My word as a Biden.

Posted by: AG William Barr at February 15, 2020 08:04 AM (Jdw1U)

174 On Barr's watch the most important prisoner in the country was murdered.

Crap
Not the most important prisoner, not even close, and I doubt he was murdered
And Barr is now responsible for creating all the tour schedules for all the federal prisons in the Country?

Give me a break

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 08:05 AM (nRk/c)

175 Silver lining, I guess. Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird didn't work for Avenatti. I know he was gov't personnel, so maybe that's the only downer. He was a loud-mouthed, corrupt D a-hole though.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 15, 2020 08:05 AM (JoUsr)

176 I meant, I know he wasn't gov't personnel...

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 15, 2020 08:05 AM (JoUsr)

177
he's dealing with people who get written instructions and then just ignore them.

And then the people in charge of enforcing the rules decide not to.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

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He's in charge. He can fire. He can demote. He can transfer. By now he should have an executioner dedicated to taking care of the details.

By the way, I don't know whether you were talking about Trump or Barr, but same goes.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:06 AM (13CQC)

178 So Stone's prosecution was "righteous" but a prosecution of McCabe for multiple instances of perjury on an issue far more momentous lacked merit?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:04 AM (H8QX

We don't know that. Speculation is that a grand jury refused to support the indictment.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (zqs/f)

179 He could declassify the FISA warrants and the entire Mueller report. That right there would force a few awkward MSM moments.



And can't he direct his attorney-general to prosecute people who
have actually confessed to crimes? Like Comey and his leak to the NY
Times?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM (13CQC)

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He absolutely could, and I imagine there are reasons he isn't.

He knows more than I do, or anyone else here, and since I can't effect his decisions, I don't get worked up about them.

I wish more people did the same, because I'm increasingly staying away from this place. The constant hair-on-fire combined with concern-trolling is just plain boring. Not depressing, just dull.

It also obscures all of the victories that no GOP president ever achieved before.

Everyone's fixated on McCabe, but the crackdown on sanctuary cities is far more consequential.

But let's fixate on inside-the-beltway crap and cry over individual twitter stars.

I'll gladly give up ten new John Deans in exchange for actual immigration enforcement.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (cfSRQ)

180

Ah yes, that gypsy fart isn't the only one of "them" around.

Guess I'm going to have to go back to looking at nics first, and only reading certain ones who I figure are worth my time.

Sad. Did that for awhile sometime back and it caused me to miss out on some good new folks for that period of time.

I guess this other one enjoys the company he/she hangs with.
Attacks right along side the usual, media suspects.

Cyanide indeed.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (g1guD)

181 There's still goodness in the world. People on plane throw impromptu Baby shower for couple returning home:

https://tinyurl.com/t8k3cpd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (WI7YS)

182 Delta Airlines says they are going to be carbon neutral in 10 years. Just in time for the end of humanity.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2020 08:08 AM (Tnijr)

183 Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 07:58 AM (Jdw1U)

Maybe.

Someone pointed out yesterday the constitution charges the Preznit with the responsibility to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, meaning that he is uniquely charged with overseeing the activities of charging and prosecuting crimes.

I think PDTS was jerking Barr's chain yesterday and Bagpipe Bill got defensive. I also think in all likelihood it was done knowing that the DoJ was going to let McCabe skate.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:09 AM (EK+jJ)

184 There's still goodness in the world. People on plane throw impromptu Baby shower for couple returning home:


At least they didn't throw out the baby shower with the bath water.

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (arJlL)

185 Delta Airlines says they are going to be carbon neutral in 10 years. Just in time for the end of humanity.
Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2020 08:08 AM (Tnijr)

What the fuck do they even mean by that? Unless they are going to ground themsleves and go out of business?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (nRk/c)

186 Yesterday Mayor Breed admitted accepting cash and "services" from Mohamed Nuru and they have been "close, petsonal friends" the last 20 years.


Au revoir Mayor Breed!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (EZebt)

187 The way our military is run today, Vindman should be given a promotion and a sex change, retire and write a tell all book and make millions.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (Z+IKu)

188 It's an incremental process, not a single, glorious event.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 07:42 AM (cfSRQ)


The Deep Establishment has been under continuous construction and fortification since Woodrow Wilson, recharged by FDR, and given the no holds barred sign by O'Barky. One upstart (honest) President, e.g., Trump is barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:11 AM (BiNEL)

189 He's in charge. He can fire. He can demote. He can
transfer. By now he should have an executioner dedicated to taking care
of the details.



By the way, I don't know whether you were talking about Trump or Barr, but same goes.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:06 AM (13CQC)

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Right.

So Barr will set there at his desk, with a stack of folders and vet every single DoJ employee.

And he'll write some up, who will then appeal to the Merit Protection Board, who will find in that person's favor. And then Barr will personally shepherd the appeal through HR.

Or he can focus his energies where they will be most useful. Micro-managing the DC office is a waste of his time. Did no one see his major initiative to crack down on sanctuary cities??? The new tools they are using?

This is huge. Let Andy McCabe prance on CNN and write tell-all books for the rest of a long and prosperous life. I'm not going to tie my guts in knot for every crook who skates.

The big picture is what counts. That's where Barr is putting his effort.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:11 AM (cfSRQ)

190 What the fuck do they even mean by that? Unless they are going to ground themsleves and go out of business?

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Heh, I thought the same thing. It's just meaningless hooey.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (JoUsr)

191 Interesting article in last night's ONT about the decline of competence in America.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (H8QX8)

192 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (nRk/c)

Just wait until you see the club car on the Delta Light Rail run from NYC to LA!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (BiNEL)

193
'Sup, y'all? Sign up for NoVaMoMe 2020 yet?

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM


not yet, still TBD on the whole dealio

I did procure a box to ship The Banner to you, so there's that

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (rcvoU)

194 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (cfSRQ)

That sounds like a semi-flounce. Are you semi-flouncing?

Be sure to do a hair flip.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (Jdw1U)

195
Well done, my good man!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

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e) the continued gloating of ex-swamp creatures who have survived their criminal pasts will further degrade public morale

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (13CQC)

196 What the fuck do they even mean by that? Unless they are going to ground themsleves and go out of business?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2020 08:10 AM (nRk/c)

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Wind-powered aircraft.

They'll put turbine blades right on the wings!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (cfSRQ)

197 re Barr and DoJ and Trump:

Here's an article posted by InstaPundit this morning:

https://tinyurl.com/wkocgnf

Posted by: Gref at February 15, 2020 08:14 AM (AMIL/)

198 "159 And she will still be voting for the democratic-socialist.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2020 07:54 AM (1g7ch) "



Yeah, that did seem like the conclusion.

Oh well, baby steps, right ?

*facepalm*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 15, 2020 08:14 AM (zlgJP)

199 That sounds like a semi-flounce. Are you semi-flouncing?



Be sure to do a hair flip.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (Jdw1U)

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No half measures.

Also: no hair.

Just tired of the whining.

Not tired of the winning, which is going on bigly.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:15 AM (cfSRQ)

200 Morning Horde. We all have to realize that the View, CNN, NY Times, Chuck Todd etc... are subsidized by globalist zillionaires like Bezos and Soros. Ratings and AD rates will never matter

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:15 AM (Oizsv)

201 e) the continued gloating of ex-swamp creatures who have survived their criminal pasts will further degrade public morale
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (13CQC)

Trump mus realize at some point that this can't be good for him. It is one thing to get people fired up about lawlessness, but there is a turning point into soured hope and despair.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:15 AM (H8QX8)

202 "What the fuck do they even mean by that? Unless they are going to ground themsleves and go out of business?"


Renewable jet fuel. The renewal cycle is 900 million years.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2020 08:15 AM (Tnijr)

203 " but there is a turning point into soured hope and despair."

IOW...the Democratic platform!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:16 AM (tT0V4)

204 No how much we bitch about it, they still get our money. Msnbc gets conservative money thru your cable bill. Abc thru Disney world vacations etc... att owns CNN

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:17 AM (Oizsv)

205 "Renewable jet fuel. The renewal cycle is 900 million years."

If we had only adopted the technology earlier.



Like about....900 million years ago.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:17 AM (tT0V4)

206 Re watched the brilliant 1976 film , Network, with william holden the other day. Spot on even today. There is no real democracy. The world and every country is controlled by global corporations. That is who is fighting Trump

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:19 AM (Oizsv)

207 Dan Smoot that is a good article.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 08:19 AM (dUJdY)

208 Trump mus realize at some point that this can't be
good for him. It is one thing to get people fired up about lawlessness,
but there is a turning point into soured hope and despair.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:15 AM (H8QX

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Where should he put the weight of his effort?

Should he micro-manage Main Justice or do trivial things like end the war in Afghanistan?

Because he has only so many hours in a day.

I'm thinking that when all is said and done, a booming economy and bringing peace by land and sea will matter more than whether Andy McCabe gets indicted for a process crime.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:20 AM (cfSRQ)

209 The big picture is what counts. That's where Barr is putting his effort.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:11 AM (cfSRQ)

What could be more important than reaffirming the concept that everyone is equal under the law? Meaning if you break the law, you get charged and tried. Otherwise, we're just Mandarins and Commoners.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:20 AM (EK+jJ)

210 207 Re watched the brilliant 1976 film , Network, with william holden the other day. Spot on even today. There is no real democracy. The world and every country is controlled by global corporations. That is who is fighting Trump
Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:19 AM (Oizsv)

Check out The Hospital, also by Chayefsky. In some ways it is even more prescient in its characterization of incompetence and social craziness/breakdown. Also, it has a more interesting lead character.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:21 AM (H8QX8)

211 Andrew mccabe skating, the Doj will never take down their own, reminded me of the Fall of 1992. Bush 1 was coming back in the polls against Bubba, and boom his defense secretary casper weinberger, gets indicted on a process crime by Bushs own Doj.

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:22 AM (Oizsv)

212 194
'Sup, y'all? Sign up for NoVaMoMe 2020 yet?

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 07:59 AM

not yet, still TBD on the whole dealio

I did procure a box to ship The Banner to you, so there's that
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (rcvoU)
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Hope you can make it and thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at February 15, 2020 08:22 AM (MVjcR)

213 We don't know that. Speculation is that a grand jury refused to support the indictment.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 15, 2020 08:07 AM (zqs/f)


Even more depressing and fundamental was a conversation I heard yesterday between Joe DiGenova and Larry O'Connor (Steyn has made similar comments).
The bottom line is that the entire jury pool in DC (and I think by extension NoVA and much of MD) is known to be so tainted by progressives that prosecutors don't want to bother taking case to court that gives them a minimal chance (at best) to win conviction. It is so bad that defense attorneys tell innocent parties to accept a plea deal because they will get screwed over if they go to trial (GEN Flynn?)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:22 AM (BiNEL)

214 Good morning hordelings. Thanks for the news, Vic. Jeffrey Dahmer was 1992? Gee, it doesn't seem that long ago. Here in SE WI it was quite the story.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 15, 2020 08:22 AM (lwiT4)

215 Here's a list of ten things that happened just in the last week...
https://tinyurl.com/szp7moz

I don't see how this cannot be seen as anything but progress. You want a pissant in prison? Fine.
Give it some time.
The special prosecutor? I see that as big.
Maybe I'm Pollyana

Posted by: MarkY at February 15, 2020 08:23 AM (fc+HX)

216 What could be more important than reaffirming the
concept that everyone is equal under the law? Meaning if you break the
law, you get charged and tried. Otherwise, we're just Mandarins and
Commoners.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:20 AM (EK+jJ)

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Andy McCabe gets indicted or sanctuary cities get shut down.

You can't have both.

Either Barr micro-manages the DC office, personally vetting and making decisions over every career prosecutor who works to thwart his goals, or he shifts the nationwide policy of law enforcement.

You know who was good with details? Jimmy Carter. Guy had an eye for the little stuff. Nothing in the White House escaped his notice.

It's an either/or people. You either have Barr sitting at his desk, asking for daily updates on the DC personnel situation or he spends his time setting the table for broad, nation-wide policies.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:23 AM (cfSRQ)

217 211. Agreed. George c scott was a great actor. Man those 70s movies set in nyc were depressing.

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:23 AM (Oizsv)

218
What the fuck do they even mean by that? Unless they are going to ground themsleves and go out of business?
Posted by: Nevergiveup

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Biodegradable seating, disposable carpets, all-paper serving utensils and plates, and wooden overhead bins! Of course it will make the plane a little more flammable, but there may be a few water crashes to offset that thanks to other enviro-friendly measures they're taking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:24 AM (13CQC)

219 204 " but there is a turning point into soured hope and despair."

If I planned on a tombstone, which I don't,

Soured Hope And Despair

Will at least get a few retweets.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 08:24 AM (Jdw1U)

220 The worst is medicare. Try taking care of a ill parent with those guys

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:25 AM (Oizsv)

221 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:13 AM (13CQC)

Thanks, that was a great addition!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:25 AM (BiNEL)

222 Swamp wont drain itself.

Posted by: socalcon at February 15, 2020 08:25 AM (WAnre)

223 Bill Maher Booed for Defending Mike Bloomberg's Racist Stop-and-Frisk Comments

When the audience began booing Maher's joke castigating liberals for
calling Bloomberg a racist, he sniped, "Keep booing-that's how you lost
the last election."



Oh how I love when the left turns on themselves.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 15, 2020 08:26 AM (a4xU3)

224
Andy McCabe gets indicted or sanctuary cities get shut down.

You can't have both.

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You're effing kidding me. I can't have both? Can I have Mike Flynn prosecuted? Oh, I can?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:27 AM (13CQC)

225

Blonde Morticia, if you truly found it interesting I can point you to where it comes from.

Cyanide, who knew what I was referring to and who also says enough pro Trump stuff to earn "street cred" with some here, immediately jumped to attack.
Just like his msm cohorts.

I can't do links but if you put Trump Air Q in the utube search box it should come up.
And there are a few times he's done it but utube, being who they are, try to bury them.

If it peaks your interest I'll be happy to point you further.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 08:27 AM (g1guD)

226 217. Fair enough, and a good point. Barr has a bigger picture, and he is trying get his boss a second term. The takedown of only trump people by the doj and fbi, and none on the left has us pissed off. Barr should throw us a bone, and at least take down podesta

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:28 AM (Oizsv)

227
Dan Smoot that is a good article.
Posted by: Jewells45

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And there's an interesting rebuttal to it in the comments.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:29 AM (13CQC)

228 Andy McCabe gets indicted or sanctuary cities get shut down. You can't have both.

Oh BS. That's what delegation of authority is all about. You set the goal, define the strategy, give the officers and the troops the weapons and support they need and see to it that the mission gets done.

In case you didn't realize this my friend, you can delegate authority but not responsibility.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:29 AM (EK+jJ)

229 I'm thinking that when all is said and done, a booming economy and bringing peace by land and sea will matter more than whether Andy McCabe gets indicted for a process crime.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:20 AM (cfSRQ)

Lying multiple times to federal agents is "a process crime"? Would you be treated similarly if you lied as he did?

And it just isn't about McCabe.

I don't have great answers to your serious questions. Only trying to gauge the reactions to the accretions of injustice and absence of prosecutions. Take a look at the reactions at The Conservative Treehouse, a bastion of diehard Trump support. People are extremely frustrated, the mood often tipping from anger into a sort of exasperated cynicism.

It's a political barometer reading that Trump must keep in mind.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (H8QX8)

230 Interesting article in last night's ONT about the decline of competence in America.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (H8QX

We no longer teach or expect competence, but we are hell on wheels when it comes to how you feel about teaching and competence!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (BiNEL)

231 New York Mayor de Blasio endorses Sanders in 2020 Democratic race



Who else would the commie endorse?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (a4xU3)

232 It has been over 2 years to reach this point since Flynn was indicted.
Wouldn't charging McCabe with false statements set a process in motion that would only hold back the more serious charges of helping plot a coup?
I mean, wouldn't he be in court for false statements and we have to wait until that concludes to put him on trial for the much more serious stuff?

Posted by: Horus Hearsay at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (DB16e)

233 You're effing kidding me. I can't have both? Can I have Mike Flynn prosecuted? Oh, I can?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:27 AM (13CQC)

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Okay, I give up.

Doom doom doom.

All is doom.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (cfSRQ)

234 For those of us who are familiar with the "Medieval Times' dining and entertainment venue....

They seem to have just shifted from ending the commercial with a close up and mention of the King, to a close up and glorification of the Queen.

Imagine that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:31 AM (tT0V4)

235 How can we ever find a non bias jury in a left wing dump like D.C? All federal govt trials should be held Outside of dc, va, md etc.

Posted by: Jonah at February 15, 2020 08:31 AM (Oizsv)

236
If it peaks your interest I'll be happy to point you further.
Posted by: teej

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I'm watching a video right now. Thanks.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:31 AM (13CQC)

237 Interesting article in last night's ONT about the decline of competence in America.



Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:12 AM (H8QX



We no longer teach or expect competence, but we are hell on wheels when it comes to how you feel about teaching and competence!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:30 AM (BiNEL)


You needs competence when you can have diversity, inclusion and appealing to every lunatic out there?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 15, 2020 08:33 AM (a4xU3)

238 "How can we ever find a non bias jury in a left wing dump like D.C?"

Maybe place bluebell on perpetual Jury Duty?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:33 AM (tT0V4)

239 And there's an interesting rebuttal to it in the comments.

lol! There are over 500 comments!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 15, 2020 08:33 AM (dUJdY)

240

You're very welcome.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2020 08:34 AM (g1guD)

241 Posted by: Tami at February 15, 2020 07:51 AM (cF8AT)

That was an interesting article. I will give the woman props for being willing to stop and listen to the opposition. Of course, she's still voting for Mayor Pete in the primary!

The number of clapbacks for lefty comments (some in the thousands!) tells me some people need to get away from the computer and let the sun kill the mushrooms sprouting in their neckbeards.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 15, 2020 08:34 AM (Dc2NZ)

242 Le NOOD.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2020 08:34 AM (tT0V4)

243 Oh BS. That's what delegation of authority is all
about. You set the goal, define the strategy, give the officers and the
troops the weapons and support they need and see to it that the mission
gets done.



In case you didn't realize this my friend, you can delegate authority but not responsibility.



Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:29 AM (EK+jJ)

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What part of the swamp don't you understand????

Barr is delegating things - and the people are openly disobeying him!

There are no loyalists in DC for him to count on.

All you people saying McCabe should be indicted and prosecuted...okay, fine.

Who will actually run the case? Which lawyers will be the ones in charge?

Hmmm, I'm thinking its the same ones trying to thwart everything Barr does.

Anyone remember how DoJ let Sen. Menendez go by completely botching the trial?

Weird. It was an epic fail and guess what? Double jeopardy! Can't try him again. Free as a bird.

But yes, let's use the tainted lawyer pool and the tainted jury pool and this time fer sure it will work.

Or...

Spend the weight of effort on the less-tainted field offices to get serious immigration enforcement going. It's interesting that Barr is bringing in St. Louis people. That shows just how bad DC's personnel situation is.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 15, 2020 08:35 AM (cfSRQ)

244 I recall a draft position paper by prosecutors on Hillary Clinton and Whitewater, where the prosecutors determined that they only had a 10% chance of getting a conviction on her as sitting First Lady.

Thus, they decided not to issue indictments.

Now, you may agree that it would be a waste of government resources to have pursued these charges (most of the charged defendants pleaded guilty), but

Rule of law took a major lick there. And she ultimately ran for preezy, and held high gubmint offices.

The Smart Thing is not always the right thing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 15, 2020 08:35 AM (Jdw1U)

245 234>> Oh FFS... Seriously? Just 'cause most folks don't agree with you doesn't mean it's all doom. That's a pathetic response.

No one saying that setting up a confrontation over sanctuary cities isn't long overdue, and giving credit where credit is due. It is possible to have multiple priorities and be successful.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 08:36 AM (EK+jJ)

246 2nd cuppa coffee and just put breakfast in the oven. It's going to be a good day.

Posted by: Infidel at February 15, 2020 08:38 AM (MTxDQ)

247 You're effing kidding me. I can't have both? Can I have Mike Flynn prosecuted? Oh, I can?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2020 08:27 AM (13CQC)


To be fair, they've been prosecuting Flynn for years on a process crime because he is so devious and won't play ball and they need to disencourager les autres.

But they do know how to administer justice quickly, see the recent leaker that very quickly got about two months for his process crime, and Stone's sentence of 9 years was conducted very efficiently (aided by a pre-dawn raid on a 70+ year old man with an invalid wife)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 15, 2020 08:38 AM (BiNEL)

248 Bill Maher Booed for Defending Mike Bloomberg's Racist Stop-and-Frisk Comments

When the audience began booing Maher's joke castigating liberals for
calling Bloomberg a racist, he sniped, "Keep booing-that's how you lost
the last election."

Who's taller ?

Maher or Bloomburger ?

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2020 08:39 AM (arJlL)

249 How can we ever find a non bias jury in a left wing dump like D.C? All federal govt trials should be held Outside of dc, va, md etc.

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Everybody keeps saying this. Upon Trump's reelection, these giant bureaucracies must be moved to various parts of flyover country. It will never be possible to prosecute any misdoings and stark illegalities of swamp creatures in the vicinity of D.C. The jury pools are as stacked as the bureaucracies themselves. It's a dire situation when it comes to true rule of law and justice of those actually guilty.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 15, 2020 08:43 AM (JoUsr)

250 Blue skies to the West!

Posted by: klaftern at February 15, 2020 08:45 AM (RuIsu)

251 Nood coffee.

Posted by: Infidel at February 15, 2020 08:45 AM (MTxDQ)

252 There are two ways to protect an institution: clean out the bad actors and reform it so it is healthy, or sweep the dirt under the rug and pretend, which keeps it sick.

If you love your kid, you take him to the doctor when he's sick, you don't pat him on the head and say "We love our prosecutors."

Barr says he doesn't know why the four prosecutors quit. They quit because they are running another Lawfare Black Op on you and the President, Gramps. If he really doesn't understand that, he's not smart enough to be Attorney General.

Barr seems like a grandfather in denial that his drug addict-grandkids stole all his credit cards. They're hooked on the TDS, Bob. Wake up.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 15, 2020 08:54 AM (Ndje9)

253 152 RE: McCabe. OK, I get that they have discretion and the FBI did fire him. I suspect that not prosecuting him was done more to protect the FBI from the embarrassment of a trial.

Also, we see Barr all but stating the prosecution team for the Stone conviction lied about their sentencing strategy and yet they were allowed to slink off in some fake resignation theater instead of being shit canned.

I think Barr is all about protecting the institution.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 15, 2020 07:50 AM (EK+jJ)

Barr defended FBI sniper Lon Horuchi of Ruby Ridge infamy, pro bono, for the killing of Vicky Weaver.

Posted by: waepnedmann at February 15, 2020 11:40 AM (xW5NI)

254 7. . . . Obama truly did gut the upper ranks of the
military.
Following in the footsteps of his idol -- Stalin.



Posted by: Allears at February 15, 2020 12:21 PM (9+J4d)

255 Congrats J.J. Powerline pictures!

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 15, 2020 01:12 PM (FJrl0)

256 Ace, in case you haven't noticed, the depressed ones are making it more difficult for less hair on fire dwellers on your blog.
It's one thing to have an opinion, but these assholes are now starting fights.
They make references to other blogs saying how depressed they are becoming and then spreading misery and doom here. Kind of stupid if you ask me.

Posted by: Getcha Pull at February 15, 2020 02:27 PM (aR6C/)

257 Kind of stupid if you ask me.
Posted by: Getcha Pull at February 15, 2020 02:27 PM (aR6C/)

Did he ask you?

Posted by: CN at February 15, 2020 02:59 PM (ONvIw)

258 Please. Please rant away :-D

Posted by: Danimal28 at February 15, 2020 05:08 PM (nGQxU)

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