Hold On! It’s Not Happy New Year Yet!!!

Happy New Year arrives on January 20. Ignore the fireworks of January 1. Ignore it. Trump will soon herald the real Happy New Year.

Because this is winning ladies and gentlemen! This is winning!!! A president who works!!! A president who works for the people!!! A president who works hard and ceaselessly!! Happy New Year? Bah! Humbug. Recall how many times we mocked Barack Obama the many many times he said “I won’t rest until….” I won’t sleep until…” Then Barack would go on vacation to sleep and rest up from the many hours of doing nothing but undermine America and the freedom loving West.

Ladies and gentlemen, winning is a president who knows what he is doing, and works, works, works, to bring back jobs, jobs, jobs.

Ladies and gentlemen behold, a president who works:

Usually a president will come in and they’ll have 10 official balls in addition to the unofficial balls that happen. President Obama had 10 in 2009, President Bush in 2001 and 2005 I believe had nine balls each in addition to the unofficial balls that took place. This president is going to attend three balls. We only have three official balls. We have two that are like the official balls, and then we have a third—it’s a tradition President Bush started in 2005 with the Commander-in-Chief ball, President Obama continued it and President Trump is also continuing it but expanding it. This ball, the general public can’t get a ticket. Historically, it’s only been active duty members of the military—specifically enlisted members. This year, we’ve expanded it to include military families, wounded warriors, veterans, and first responders as well. So you’ll have police, firemen, who will all be there. It’ll be a thank you for them for their service to our country. [snip]

You’re going to have a parade that is going to be shortened. I think Eisenhower’s parade was something like six hours long. You’ve had previous parades that are three or four hours long. This is going to be a shorter parade, an hour to hour and a half or so so he can go to work. That’s what the American people elected him to do: To go on with the traditions, he’s going to have a church service, but he’s not going to sit there for hours and then have this parade—and of course for the people who come to Washington to watch the parade, he’s going to have a shortened parade and he’s going to go into the White House and get some work done before he goes to the balls.

This president-elect is somebody who’s ready to get to work. So if you look at the Carrier deal, look at Sprint today, look at the Boeing and Lockheed Martin stuff. He’s already—and this is impressive with our leadership, at least in modern times, in that there’s a transition and president-elect who is already getting to work before he even takes office. You’re going to see that reflected in the inauguration itself.

President-Elect Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office. President Donald J. Trump will attend church (unlike Obama who couldn’t find a Bible in the White House to take the oath of office again after he boobed up the public inaugural, Donald J. Trump will have a real Bible at hand). President Donald J. Trump will then watch a short parade. Then, shock of shocks, President Donald J. Trump will work, work, work, before he goes to he inaugural balls. Don’t be shocked if after the inaugural balls President Donald J. Trump gets some more work, work, work, done – and maybe a few Tweets in too.

Last year, on January 1 we wrote:

Our New Year’s resolutions are (1) to continue to live and learn, and; (2) survive Obama and his last rancid excretions – before a person who will undoubtedly be better takes the oath of office in 2017.

We have no doubt that 2016 will be a horrid year. We do not doubt that Barack Obama, like a wounded animal thrashing about, will continue his attempts to rip the Constitution and the fabric and future of the country. We also do not doubt that the next president, to be elected in 2016, will not merely “occupy” 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but inhabit the White House with a commitment and love for America’s highest ideals and love for the nation and all its people. But first we will have to survive Obama’s last mile. We will survive, then thrive.

Twenty more days to go. Then, and only then will we say “Happy New Year”. Until then it is a horrid time with the wounded animal thrashing about, ripping the Constitution, occupying the White House but not inhabiting it’s greatness. On January 20 it all changes.

On January 20 it is time to celebrate a Happy New Year, a Happy New Epoch, a Happy Days Are Here Again because with President Donald J. Trump and the American people we will all Make America Great Again.

To one and all: Happy New Year… NOT… YET.

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138 thoughts on “Hold On! It’s Not Happy New Year Yet!!!

  1. For those who are so inclined… there are a couple of “countdown” apps available in the App Store. Also an app called “Trump Soundboard” which plays a lot of his quotes. Kinda fun. 🙂

  2. ADMIN: THIS SONG IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO BIG MEDIA:

    So build a statue
    And build it high
    So that all can see
    Let it be the STATUE OF A FOOL
    And name it after MSNBC
    And the rest of those big media jamokes.

  3. And then there’s Larry O’Donnell
    A failed priest
    His response to the Trump win was what?
    “America is crying tonight:
    Wrong on that score to Larry boy.
    America is laughing at you and your ilk.

  4. And then there is Mr Obama.
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
    No. Looking for a legacy.
    Like a blind man
    In a dark room
    Looking for a black cat
    That isn’t there.
    Finding none, he has embarked on a different path.
    Scorched earth.

  5. I believe word press has set up an alogrithm which is blocking certain posts.

    Someone there is doing this.

  6. So damned silly for these losers to obsess over Trump having too good of a relationship with Putin.

    It is a known fact that these losers are stupid.

    But are they stupid enough to believe that Putin will out negotiate Trump?

    Just remember Trump out negotiated toughest sharks in Manhattan.

    That’s just not a concern.

    But these losers art the same ones who habor this subjective belief that Trump is a Russian agent.

    That is the prevailing fantasy of big media, and AP/

    And probably the deranged McCain, light in the loafters Lindsey, and I flunked the bar three times but my daddy gave me his senate seat so here I am, Lisa M of Alaska.

    And no list of losers would be complete without mentioning Jeff Flake, who lives up to his name.

  7. The country is optimistic.

    Trump brings a sense of a future.

    Obama III, which was all Hillary offered, was a treadmill to oblivion.

  8. Russia was “punished” for throwing our election to Trump.

    So says big media—NYT, WashPo, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS

    The fantastic thing about that statement

    Is not the lie that Russia threw the election to Trump

    Sure, that is a lie, and a big one at that

    But what else would you expect from big media, but a lie

    The thing that is fantastic is the use of the word “punished”

    Like Bambi spindly armed bambi rolled up his sleeves/

    While half of Hollywood–and Bill Buckley’s son faints

    And the throws Putin around like a rag doll to punish him

    Not realizing that Putin is a third degree back belt in judo

    The talking heads at Fox believe Putin got the better of the big media beloved messiah rhetorically

    But if decides to punish Putin, then it will be far worse for the big media beloved messiah.

    Another embarrassment to add to his non existent but embarrassing legacy.

  9. The hagiography of St Barack is starting to be published. President Cluster-F needs a little MORE help now that he has exposed himself as a fool, incompetent, and tool of globalist, oil grabbing, international mafia. The NYT writes a drooling obituary and he isn’t even out of the White House yet. He tried so hard but the world just wouldn’t let him be OBAMA! He did play The Great Game the best he could but alas he couldn’t cut it. He was too young, inexperienced, idealistic, and above all PURE. The purest Chicago street hustler that ever was or will be.

    This garbage would have been better used next year after Obama took a year long vacation and the stench of him had faded a teeny bit. Premature hagiography is not effective when the subject is not dead and still trying to commit war crimes in a fit of butthurt. His adoring media is trying to change the subject from his grotesque political malpractice, economic thuggery, and international humiliation by an ex-KGB ruffian. He can’t out thug the Russian.

  10. The Democrats are prepping for battle. Not so much against Trump but like hyenas and buzzards over the corpse of the Democratic Party. No longer the biggest money machine and spoils system to pay off the donors, flunkies, hangers on, think tankers, and media, there are still a few bones and guts to pick over.

    The “Russian’s hacked Hillary’s coronation” is falling apart because it was stupid agitprop thrown out on the quick fly. Somebody phished an evil and stupid old man named Podesta and his email account with a political machine and not the US government nor the elections systems of the states. Only hysterical Democratic ninnies still believe the initial story now. So diversion number two is being cooked up and floated about the mess Hillary made of her campaign and the part Obama played in it by being despised by the American public. Trial balloons are being floated by both factions, Hillaryites v Obamadans, to scrounge what is left. I’m using a as an example a gut pile but rag picking the dump would be just as good and appropriate. One variation is that Hillary, the brave little woman fighting global warming cruel nature, was confronted by a “perfect storm” that she was powerless against like she was a fishing boat captain. OK. So she would have sunk the whole country because she is a lousy sailor who won’t listen to the radio and read the instruments? That one needs a little work. Obama, referenced in my comment above, was just too good and genius for the world which is fairly standard for narcissists caught with their butt hanging out.

    The Democrats who are actually still in office need to ditch this pair, and their entourages, and fast. Fighting over the bones and guts is just going to make a bigger mess.

  11. Can’t wait for the Oval Office re-design. Flush the beige/beige, mauve curtains, zero USA identity color scheme down the toilet. Demo the entire room back to the studs, fumigate, delouse and start over.

    The incoming President usually chooses a desk and artifacts with some historical background. Curious to see what President Trump comes up with.

  12. After searching Oval Office history, there were some real butt-ugly designs, starting with William Howard Taft. I found found George W Bush’s circa 2006 the least grotesque.

  13. I always make a mental note of peoples offices/cubicles when I visit. You can tell a lot about someone by checking out how things are arranged, messy vs neat, artwork, photos, family, etc.

    The FDR and JFK libraries both have recreations of their Oval Office desks including all their stuff. FDR had so many trinkets, you could hardly see the surface. Much like a certain office in Trump Tower. These guys definitely don’t suffer from OCD.

  14. What a rogues gallery, these big media pundits and their spouses are.

    As H.L. Mencken said at the 1948 Democrat Convention: makes you want to burn all the beds.

    (Nice turn of a phase which normally relates to book burning.)

    So now we know that behind every ignorant loud mouthed Ivy League pundit there is a . . . spouse, or whatever.

    And shockingly none of them look like Joan Collins, although she is featured in the website.

    http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/10/09/18-photos-of-news-anchors-with-their-spouses/

  15. Alcina,

    The mauve is definitely about the ugliest. Particularly does not go with the red of the red, white and blue.

  16. I have had a run of particularly bad luck starting with BO’s 2012 reelection. The next day I found out my mother had cancer and she was dead in 3 months. And after that one thing and then the other.

    Then good things started to happen again in 2016, topped off with Trump’s election. But 10 days after his election, my mother’s sister died and my cousin is not taking it well. At first I worried that my bad luck was back, but more strange things have been happening. Last year I had planted my Christmas Poinsettia in the garden. Usually they do not survive the year. But this one did. And a few days before Christmas, it turned a beautiful bright red. This was particularly nice because I did not have time to put out all my decorations out because I have been on the phone with my cousin. And since Christmas, I have been having Christmas carols playing in my head, complete with all the words. I thought it would stop after the new year, but it continues.

    Then when Admin put up this post, I understood.

  17. And for those who are not still tuned into Christmas and may need some help getting to January 20th, I would like to share the following:

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o’er the plains
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly, sweetly through the night
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their brief delight

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Shepherds, why this jubilee?
    Why your joyous strains prolong?
    What the gladsome tidings be
    Which inspire your heavenly song?

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Come to Bethlehem and see
    Him whose birth the angels sing,
    Come, adore on bended knee,
    Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Yeah
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo

    Angels we have heard
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard, oh
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard on high
    Angels we have heard on high

    In excelsis Deo

  18. I have mentioned this guy before, because he is an insider and someone who is willing to say what is really going on.

    If you have a few minutes, its worth watching.

    Among other things, it says who is running the show, and why Obama is nothing more than a puppet.

    One of the key takeaways is that the military industrial complex needs foreign wars to make money, therefore, they use vassal media outlets like NYT, WashPo and Time to create the public perception of a threat extant and the resulting need for a military response.

    They want the public to believe Russia is a threat, and that Trump is Russian agent. They see Trump as a threat to their wealth and power.

  19. The potential correlation between pizza gate, and Republican Chairman Goodlattes priority to put the ethics office under the tutalage of the House, rather than maintaining its stature as an independent agency cannot be dismissed as a possibility. With all it has on its agenda, why else would this be their first priority after the first of the year? It smells to high heaven.

  20. This is the same crap we saw with the Republican House after they won the 2012 election.

    Do you remember what the FIRST thing was that they did?

    Do you?

    Well, I fucking do:

    With all the problems plaguing the country at that point, and all the promises they made to win the election . . .

    Like ending Obamacare, etc.

    Which they never did

    The first thing they did was raise the limits on campaign contributions tenfold to attract more billionaires.

    They suffer from the MeganKelly disease, which is a form of the French disease, which left untreated is uniformly fatal.

    There is a scientific name for it, but the common name for it is the all about me syndrome.

    Obama is the paradigmatic example.

    He holds the pre Copernican view, that he is the earth and the sun revolves around the earth.

    And anyone who disagrees must be put to the flame–by his corrupt confederates and cohorts, the self disgraced big media.

    Truly, the bane of our existence.

  21. Lu4PUMA, Kelly used to be very good in her daytime show. When she became a “star” with her switch to nighttime, Kelly became obnoxious. Good riddance. NBC can have her and therefore we won’t see her again. That bit of good news will hopefully begin to salve your “bad luck” along with that of others.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/business/media/megyn-kelly-nbc-fox-news.html

    As to “Make America Great Again” Ford has canceled it’s 1.6 billion dollar plant in Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in Michigan bringing back 700 jobs.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/03/news/economy/ford-700-jobs-trump/index.html

  22. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/bill-and-hillary-clinton-will-attend-the-trump-inauguration.html

    Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Attend the Trump Inauguration

    Bill and Hillary Clinton have decided to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of their plans. The Clintons will join former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, who have also announced that they will attend. George and Laura Bush said today that they would be present “to witness the peaceful transfer of power.”

    Two well-placed sources tell New York that over the past few weeks Hillary Clinton discussed with trusted advisers and friends whether or not she should attend the inaugural. She and President Clinton, the sources said, decided to do so out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.

    Rumors abound that Netanyahu will attend too. It would be great to see him hug Trump while Obama stews in the background.

  23. Saying Trump will be assassinated is saying what every supported fears.

    When I heard Kelly was leaving I was thrilled. Hoping her numbers go down, surprised anyone pays any attention to her.

  24. Also attending are Laura and Dubya, Carter, if I am to believe TV.
    Care was taken to point out Bush The Elder was likely too ill to attend.
    Kind of puts Obama’s in a tough spot.

  25. admin
    January 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm
    ———————
    When my mother passed away, I had one of those dreams that skeptics claim are a figment of the mind that cannot cope with what has passed. There were angels. I only had one of these dreams, but have since felt much more connected to the spiritual world.

    Now I hear Christmas Carols, particularly about angels. I believe they are excited about the Trump Presidency. Not that he is a saint, but that Christianity will return to a land placed under the shadow of a cult with a prophet who is a war lord. They will have much work to do for Trump, who will need to be a way better man than he has ever been, to do the job that needs to be done. Bring the light back to the land of the free and the home of the brave. And stand with Israel. Assassins there may be, but for now I believe Trump has the protection of the angles.

  26. I hope Trumps inaugural address contains a big shout out to Israel on what a great ally and friend they are to the United States. Right there in front of traitor Obama.. Loud and clear!

  27. We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

    https://youtu.be/PEC1C4p0k3E

  28. Trump transition team members say he will keep his private security rather than have all Secret Service. And he will continue to use his private global intelligence resources which he pays for and has used as a international business tycoon for decades. Think about that. The US Secret Service is not 100% trusted by an newly elected incoming president. And the intelligence agencies are not trusted much at all by him. He considers them both politicized (and unprofessional) after contact with them during the transition. He doesn’t believe them. And really why should he? Other tittle tattle involves Obama continuing to call Trump and offer “advice”. Trump has taken to asking Obama’s advice on building The Wall during every conversation. It sounds to me like Trump has the patience of a saint. Sixteen days and the clean-out can begin.

  29. The intelligence briefing for Trump was postponed. I wonder why? My goodness what can this mean? http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/politics/trump-russian-hacking.html?hpw&rref=politics&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0 This came out overnight and is in NYT to spin today. Clapper and Comey themselves are going to show up Friday. Maybe the flunkies refused to lie for them and thus landing on the Trump shit list. Clapper/Comey know he is going to accuse them of lying very shortly and has zero trust in both of them. The Democrats have been believing their own bullshit about Trump being an incompetent, know nothing, amateur. He has purchased the services of global private intelligence and domestic information for decades. He has lawyers who have worked FOR the FBI. McCain and Graham, the neocon war monger twins, were told to cut the Russia shit out by McConnell because that ruse is over. Now the spooks are stalling for time since they know paid experts are calling them on their politicized garbage. Trump called them out publicly, advantage Trump.

  30. It gets better!
    Report: Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Moving To Kalorama: DCist
    dcist.com/2017/01/ivanka_trump_moving_to_kalorama.php
    by Christina Sturdivant in News on Jan 3, 2017 3:51 pm … It appears that Ivanka Trump’s house hunting is over. … home is less than two blocks from where the Obama family is expected to live when President Obama leaves office this month.

  31. A nuclear World War III is one way he can use to keep Trump from ever assuming office. Obama wants to get us all killed first.

  32. So Obama is calling Trump offering advice? Trump needs to use the “block this caller” feature on his phone for that asshole.

  33. Mormaer
    January 4, 2017 at 5:16 am
    ——
    The threat of assassination, whether by the CIA or others cannot be discounted. It is a known fact that the CIA has become a deranged and highly politicized agency under Muslim John Brennan, with no effective external oversight. They make a market in assassinations, and have been implicated in the death of Kennedy, and others who challenge the power of the military industrial complex, and the other oligarchs who form the shadow government, which Justice Frankfurter and others referred to. Anyone who assumes otherwise is either hopelessly naive, or floridly delusional. As far at the NSA is concerned, the man he will be meeting with, Clapper, is a confessed liar. When asked by Congress does the NSA conduct ongoing surveillance on law abiding citizens, he answered no, not wittingly, knowing all the while that was a lie. Later, when evidence emerged that they were in fact spying, he was forced to admit his earlier comment was a lie. When it comes to credibility, there is simply no way for him to get the toothpaste back in the tube. As far as the Secret Service is concerned, their serial dalliances with prostitutes, makes them easy marks for blackmail, and they could be turned for nefarious purposes. And, as far as Comey and his credibility is concerned, the facts speak for themselves, he is corrupt, and there is no reason to dwell on them as this point, because the case against him has been proven in the court of public opinion, and it is beyond cavil. And then, beyond these negative factors, you have the worst factor of all, and that is the bureaucratic mind which is the bane of our existence as a people who hope to preserve our liberty and avoid the yoke of tyranny which every bureaucracy brings forth sooner or later. Therefore, for the sake of his safety and his agenda and his promise to the American People, it is imperative that he hold these jackals at arms length, and rely on his own proven resources.

  34. A nuclear World War III is one way he can use to keep Trump from ever assuming office. Obama wants to get us all killed first.
    ——-
    The outbreak of World War II did not save Chamberlain. Everybody I know sees this provocation of Russia as being a bone he is throwing to the globalists and the NATO bureacrats to justify their existence. But it is a dangerous game, as illustrated by Barbara Tuckman in The Guns of August, about the miscalculations leading up to World War I.

  35. To fully comprehend all of this, you need to circle back to the video I posted with Pal Craig Roberts, who worked in the Reagan Administration, and has highlighted the aforesaid risk extant, especially the part about the shadow government, who is embarked on an agenda of continuing war to feed the industrial complex, along with global bankers. The latter is a known fact, best enuciated by the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, in a speech entitled War Is A Racket. Yes, that was 1935, but the more things change, etc.

    War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

    A few profit – and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can’t end it by disarmament conferences. You can’t eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can’t wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.
    War is a racket (1935)

    I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

  36. Bottom Line:

    If you take the profit out of outsourcing, as Trump is doing through tariffs (which were favored by the Founding Fathers to protect fledgling American businesses against cut throat foreign competition) then it is axiomatic that you will have less outsourcing, especially on commodity items.

    Likewise, if you take the profit out of war, then you will have less foreign wars, and an enhanced capacity to serve the general welfare. (Note: the reference by General Butler to Brown Brothers as the beneficiary of Banana Wars is instructive. Why? Because the full name of that banking firm was Brown Brothers Harriman. Averil Harriman, a Harvard product, was the money man for the Democrat Party and his wife, Pamela Digby Harriman was the Hostess with the Mostest of that Era. Her story was recounted by Irving Berlin, and she was the forerunner of Sally Quinn, Mayflower Sally, whose hubbie is Ben Bradley. Would the country be better off without these jamokes? The answer is obvious. However, if they were not doing what they do, someone else would, which is the common defense of every white collar criminal.

  37. foxyladi14
    January 4, 2017 at 11:24 am
    ———
    There are some brilliant minds behind the zero hedge blog.

    People who are in the business of predicting and commodotizing the future read this blog religiously.

    People who hope to understand the financial underpinnings of our economy and political system do so as well.

  38. I must say, I hope Trump cleans up the CIA and FBI and Secret Service, Presidents who come after him will not be able to afford their own intelligence or security.
    This is so banana republic…maybe it has always been

  39. ” you have the worst factor of all, and that is the bureaucratic mind which is the bane of our existence as a people who hope to preserve our liberty and avoid the yoke of tyranny which every bureaucracy brings forth sooner or later.”
    ****
    Are Congressional term limits the end game for the bureaucrats and the revolving door, Congressional “staffer” class? If the core of House-Senate members who are around long enough to know the system are term limited, then governing is 100% by the Mandarins. Hopefully Trump will be a success and force Congress to do the peoples’ business rather than enrich their donors.

  40. Lu–Harvey Schlanger is a friend of mine. We used to have coffee when he came to Seattle. I was always amazed at his grasp of the inside game of world politics. He was married at the time, his wife died, and he fell in love again. He followed her to Europe and he has been there ever since. His analysis of where we are today is prescient. He used to say all the major banks are sick and they are all leaning on each other so if one falls they all do, they are so invested in useless derivatives that they are all bankrupt and must continue to buy up useless paper in what can only be described as a Ponzi scheme. He believes that the real threat comes from the Silk Road, and that rumors of China’s economic downfall are delusional. In sum, he believes that the days of the Anglo American financial empire are limited, or as he calls it the New York-City of London cabal. I would appreciate your reaction to the following link, which I regard as a clear exposition of where we are today, and how the globalists will attempt to destroy Trump. Right now, it is fashionable for Trump supporters to say that the globalists have been defeated, but the truth is something far closer to something Mark Twain said, i.e. rumors of my untimely death have been greatly exaggerated.

    https://youtu.be/WR3GA0svXak

  41. Finally, for what it is worth, Harvey had the same high hopes for Hillary that we all did—-in 2008, and he saw as clearly as the rest of us that the great big media beloved messiah was a Soros agent, and exemplified what Gertrude Stein said about Oakland: there is no there there. In other words neither of us shared the greater wisdom of Presidential historian Michael Bechloss, who assured us that Obama was the smartest human being to occupy the Oval office, and was marked by the hand of destiny to usher in an age of Acquarius, which is not exactly what we are seeing now. Bechloss is an idiot. I liked his predecessor whose name escapes me but the was a judicious, white hair, elegant gentlemen, far less prone to those gushing school girl excesses. I saw him at Paul Stuart Mens Store on 45 and Lexington. He and I were the only ones in the store and the salesman I used to deal with had been laid off along with so many others. In the days following 911 which is when this was, New York was a pretty deserted town. Only an ironic deity could have prevented De Blasio from being there at ground zero when the attack occurred. If he had been, that would have been one life we would not need to mourn, and but for the pollution regulations we could have tossed him in the East River.

  42. Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 14 Dec 2016

    Cultural enrichment.

    ——–

    German police say they “don’t yet know” why Christian statues are being destroyed all over the countryside of North Rhine-Westphalia…..

    (snip)

    One fifth of the so-called “refugees” imported to Germany live in North Rhine-Westphalia.

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=55971

  43. SORRY THE JIG IS UP FOR SOROS. GEORGE SOROS IS A DEAD MAN WALKING. THE ROTHSCHILDS HAVE SEVERED TIES COMPLETELY WITH SOROS. HILLARY IS NAMED AS INVOLVED WITH SOROS IN ATTEMPTNG/HELPING IN THE OVER THROWS OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS and more! Chitty-Chitty-BANG-BANG!!

    See this video by Anonymous:

  44. Trump so needs to get rid of Ryan
    —–
    Ryan is a fifth column for the globalists.

    fifth col·umn
    noun
    a group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies.

  45. Ryan has absolutely no self control. If his goal is to bring down Trump, then he will be the casualty. I think he gets in front of a camera and the little head rules the big one. His leadership was manifest in this ethics committee snafu. He cannot control his own committee chairman. He is a number cruncher, a staff guy ill suited to a position of leadership. Here is the best advice I could give him, after telling him to shut the fuck up:

    Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. (II.4)”
    – Marcus Aurelius in The Emperor’s Handbook

  46. In terms of organizational dynamics, unless Ryan aims to destroy Trump in which case he himself will be destroyed, or to provoke internecine warfare which will swallow him up, then the best thing you can say about him is he is politically obtuse. To openly question the judgment of the leader of his party, when he knows that big media will seize upon his comments to promote their own agenda of destroying Trump is categorically an act of sabotage. It makes no difference whether he does this intentionally, or negligently, the result is the same. If he wants to fuck with Trump then then he will get more of it than he bargained for, and as in the case of the 800 pound gorilla, it aint over until the gorilla says it is over. That is a tough lesson for a choir boy like Ryan to get through his thick head. But either way, being either obstuse or malignant he is going to have a rough time of it.

  47. The case must be made that Ryan represents only one tiny district in one small state that Trump won to diminish any sense that he speaks for the nation. And then it must be shown that Ryan is a neocon. And, finally, that he is politically obstuse to defy the leader of his party. And it needs to be done sooner rather than later, or else this little seat sniffer will fight him all the way to the bank on illegal immigration. Ryan is cancer and he needs to be labeled as such from the get go.

  48. This is exactly what he needs to be doing. The CIA is incompetent. Their assessment of wmds which launched the Iraq War and all the death and destruction that ensued proves that much. And, even worse, they are 100% out of control. The Syria mess and the Libya debacle where we overthrow allies and support radical terrorists, including ISIS proves that. Moreover, the statement by the former Director of the CIA Woolsey that if they are not brought to heel they will destroy the world. Moreover, the observations about them and their current leader Muslim John Brenan as well as what I have been told by one informed source confirms this assessment. Therefore, they must be cut down to size. The future of our country and the world depends on reigning them in, quickly. The objections you hear from former agents are not to be taken seriously. They are product of a corrupt order, therefore their opinions on the need for such oversight must be heavily discounted. They cannot see the forest for the trees.
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    WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said.

    The move is prompted by his belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become bloated and politicized, these people said.

    The planning comes as Mr. Trump has leveled a series of social-media attacks in recent months and the past few days against U.S. intelligence agencies, dismissing and mocking their assessment that Russia stole emails from Democratic groups and individuals and then provided them to WikiLeaks for publication in an effort to help Mr. Trump win the White House.

    One of the people familiar with Mr. Trump’s planning said advisers also are working on a plan to restructure the Central Intelligence Agency, cutting back on staffing at its Virginia headquarters and pushing more people out into field posts around the world. The CIA declined to comment.

  49. If you read Sharyl Attkisson’s first book, i.e. Stonewalled, once again you see evidence of the CIA hacking into her computer when she attempted to uncover information about what is going on in Benghazi, etc. The Day of the Condor lives.

  50. If the core of House-Senate members who are around long enough to know the system are term limited, then governing is 100% by the Mandarins
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    The “Mandarins” are the puss pocket of evil in our system. I saved but cannot seem to find an article by a former mandarin concluding as much and urging Trump to evicerate the top layer of these agencies immediately, lay off people, restructure and be wary when they go running to their friends at NYT with false stories about Trump. Where the bureacracy is concerned the words of Bull Hasley ring true: concerning the enemy, hit hard, hit fast and hit often. People do not realize the palatial estates these bureacrats have in the venues surrounding Washington. They put Monticello to shame.

  51. The Washington Post is the progenitor of fake news. The most recent examples are false allegations of Russian hacking on our elections and our power grid. Glenn Greenwald exposes the players, the agenda, and the motive at work here. Both stories were subsequently and quietly retracted after the damage was done. Jefferson favored freedom of the press. But this is not Jefferson–this is Goebels, and it is befitting todays nazis who march under the label of progressives.
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    IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.

    The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop.

    But while these debacles are embarrassing for the paper, they are also richly rewarding. That’s because journalists — including those at the Post — aggressively hype and promote the original, sensationalistic false stories, ensuring that they go viral, generating massive traffic for the Post (the paper’s executive editor, Marty Baron, recently boasted about how profitable the paper has become).

    After spreading the falsehoods far and wide, raising fear levels and manipulating U.S. political discourse in the process (both Russia stories were widely hyped on cable news), journalists who spread the false claims subsequently note the retraction or corrections only in the most muted way possible, and often not at all. As a result, only a tiny fraction of people who were exposed to the original false story end up learning of the retractions.

    Baron himself, editorial leader of the Post, is a perfect case study in this irresponsible tactic. It was Baron who went to Twitter on the evening of November 24 to announce the Post’s exposé of the enormous reach of Russia’s fake news operation, based on what he heralded as the findings of “independent researchers.” Baron’s tweet went all over the place; to date, it has been re-tweeted more than 3,000 times, including by many journalists with their own large followings:

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    Marty Baron ✔ @PostBaron
    Russian propaganda effort helped spread fake news during election, say independent researchers http://wpo.st/PHWG2
    6:07 PM – 24 Nov 2016
    Photo published for Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
    Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
    Researchers say sophisticated tools were used to boost Trump and undermine Clinton.
    washingtonpost.com
    3,254 3,254 Retweets 2,504 2,504 likes
    But after that story faced a barrage of intense criticism — from Adrian Chen in the New Yorker (“propaganda about Russia propaganda”), Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone (“shameful, disgusting”), my own article, and many others — including legal threats from the sites smeared as Russian propaganda outlets by the Post’s “independent researchers” — the Post finally added its lengthy editor’s note distancing itself from the anonymous group that provided the key claims of its story (“The Post … does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings” and “since publication of the Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list”).

    What did Baron tell his followers about this editor’s note that gutted the key claims of the story he hyped? Nothing. Not a word. To date, he has been publicly silent about these revisions. Having spread the original claims to tens of thousands of people, if not more, he took no steps to ensure that any of them heard about the major walk back on the article’s most significant, inflammatory claims. He did, however, ironically find the time to promote a different Post story about how terrible and damaging Fake News is:

    Follow
    Marty Baron ✔ @PostBaron
    ‘Pizzagate’ shows how fake news hurts real people http://wpo.st/SNTH2
    5:47 AM – 26 Nov 2016
    Photo published for ‘Pizzagate’ shows how fake news hurts real people
    ‘Pizzagate’ shows how fake news hurts real people
    Comet Ping Pong, guilty of nothing, is in the crosshairs of wild-eyed conspiracy theorists.
    washingtonpost.com
    100 100 Retweets 91 91 likes

    WHETHER THE POST’S false stories here can be distinguished from what is commonly called “Fake News” is, at this point, a semantic dispute, particularly since “Fake News” has no cogent definition. Defenders of Fake News as a distinct category typically emphasize intent in order to differentiate it from bad journalism. That’s really just a way of defining Fake News so as to make it definitionally impossible for mainstream media outlets like the Post ever to be guilty of it (much the way terrorism is defined to ensure that the U.S. government and its allies cannot, by definition, ever commit it).

    But what was the Post’s motive in publishing two false stories about Russia that, very predictably, generated massive attention, traffic, and political impact? Was it ideological and political — namely, devotion to the D.C. agenda of elevating Russia into a grave threat to U.S. security? Was it to please its audience — knowing that its readers, in the wake of Trump’s victory, want to be fed stories about Russian treachery? Was it access and source servitude — proving it will serve as a loyal and uncritical repository for any propaganda intelligence officials want disseminated? Was it profit — to generate revenue through sensationalistic click-bait headlines with a reckless disregard to whether its stories are true? In an institution as large as the Post, with numerous reporters and editors participating in these stories, it’s impossible to identify any one motive as definitive.

    Whatever the motives, the effects of these false stories are exactly the same as those of whatever one regards as Fake News. The false claims travel all over the internet, deceiving huge numbers into believing them. The propagators of the falsehoods receive ample profit from their false, viral “news.” And there is no accountability of the kind that would disincentivize a repeat of the behavior. (That the Post ultimately corrects its false story does not distinguish it from classic Fake News sites, which also sometimes do the same.)

    And while it’s true that all media outlets make mistakes, and that even the most careful journalism sometimes errs, those facts do not remotely mitigate the Post’s behavior here. In these cases, they did not make good faith mistakes after engaging in careful journalism. With both stories, they were reckless (at best) from the start, and the glaring deficiencies in the reporting were immediately self-evident (which is why both stories were widely attacked upon publication).

    As this excellent timeline by Kalev Leetaru documents, the Post did not even bother to contact the utility companies in question — the most elementary step of journalistic responsibility — until after the story was published. Intelligence officials insisting on anonymity — so as to ensure no accountability — whispered to them that this happened, and despite how significant the consequences would be, they rushed to print it with no verification at all. This is not a case of good journalism producing inaccurate reporting; it is the case of a media outlet publishing a story that it knew would produce massive benefits and consequences without the slightest due diligence or care.

    THE MOST IRONIC aspect of all this is that it is mainstream journalists — the very people who have become obsessed with the crusade against Fake News — who play the key role in enabling and fueling this dissemination of false stories. They do so not only by uncritically spreading them, but also by taking little or no steps to notify the public of their falsity.

    The Post’s epic debacle this weekend regarding its electric grid fiction vividly illustrates this dynamic. As I noted on Saturday, many journalists reacted to this story the same way they do every story about Russia: They instantly click and re-tweet and share the story without the slightest critical scrutiny. That these claims are constantly based on the whispers of anonymous officials and accompanied by no evidence whatsoever gives those journalists no pause at all; any official claim that Russia and Putin are behind some global evil is instantly treated as Truth. That’s a significant reason papers like the Post are incentivized to recklessly publish stories of this kind. They know they will be praised and rewarded no matter the accuracy or reliability because their Cause — the agenda — is the right one.

    On Friday night, immediately after the Post’s story was published, one of the most dramatic pronouncements came from the New York Times’s editorial writer Brent Staples, who said this:

    Now that this story has collapsed and been fully retracted, what has Staples done to note that this tweet was false? Just like Baron, absolutely nothing. Actually, that’s not quite accurate, as he did do something: At some point after Friday night, he quietly deleted his tweet without comment. He has not uttered a word about the fact that the story he promoted has collapsed, and that what he told his 16,000-plus followers — along with the countless number of people who re-tweeted the dramatic claim of this prominent journalist — turned out to be totally false in every respect.

    Even more instructive is the case of MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin, a prolific and skilled social media user who has seen his following explode this year with a constant stream of anti-Trump content. On Friday night, when the Post story was published, Griffin hyped it with a series of tweets designed to make the story seem as menacing and consequential as possible. That included hysterical statements from Vermont officials — who believed the Post’s false claim — that in retrospect are unbelievably embarrassing.

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    Kyle Griffin ✔ @kylegriffin1
    VT Gov. Peter Shumlin on Russian hacking attempt: ‘One of the world’s leading thugs, Putin, has been attempting to hack our electric grid.’
    7:35 AM – 31 Dec 2016
    1,061 1,061 Retweets 1,159 1,159 likes
    That tweet from Griffin — convincing people that Putin was endangering the health and safety of Vermonters — was re-tweeted more than 1,000 times. His other similar tweets — such as this one featuring Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy’s warning that Putin was trying to “shut down [the grid] in the middle of winter” — were also widely spread.

    But the next day, the crux of the story collapsed — the Post’s editor’s note acknowledged that “there is no indication” that “Russian hackers had penetrated the electricity grid” — and Griffin said nothing. Indeed, he said nothing further on any of this until yesterday — four days after his series of widely shared tweets — in which he simply re-tweeted a Post reporter noting an “update” that the story was false without providing any comment himself:

    In contrast to Griffin’s original inflammatory tweets about the Russian menace, which were widely and enthusiastically spread, this after-the-fact correction has a paltry 289 re-tweets. Thus, a small fraction of those who were exposed to Griffin’s sensationalistic hyping of this story ended up learning that all of it was false.

    I genuinely do not mean to single out these individual journalists for scorn. They are just illustrative of a very common dynamic: Any story that bolsters the prevailing D.C. orthodoxy on the Russia Threat, no matter how dubious, is spread far and wide. And then, as has happened so often, when the story turns out to be false or misleading, little or nothing is done to correct the deceitful effects. And, most amazingly of all, these are the same people constantly decrying the threat posed by Fake News.

    A VERY COMMON dynamic is driving all of this: media groupthink, greatly exacerbated (as I described on Saturday) by the incentive scheme of Twitter. As the grand media failure of 2002 demonstrated, American journalists are highly susceptible to fueling and leading the parade in demonizing a new Foreign Enemy rather than exerting restraint and skepticism in evaluating the true nature of that threat.

    It is no coincidence that many of the most embarrassing journalistic debacles of this year involve the Russia Threat, and they all involve this same dynamic. Perhaps the worst one was the facially ridiculous, pre-election Slate story — which multiple outlets (including The Intercept) had been offered but passed on — alleging that Trump had created a secret server to communicate with a Russian bank; that story was so widely shared that even the Clinton campaign ended up hyping it — a tweet that, by itself, was re-tweeted almost 12,000 times.

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    Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.
    5:36 PM – 31 Oct 2016
    11,752 11,752 Retweets 15,278 15,278 likes
    But only a small percentage of those who heard of it ended up hearing of the major walk back and debunking from other outlets. The same is true of The Guardian story from last week on WikiLeaks and Putin that ended up going viral, only to have its retraction barely noticed because most of the journalists who spread the story did not bother to note it.

    Beyond the journalistic tendency to echo anonymous officials on whatever Scary Foreign Threat they are hyping at the moment, there is an independent incentive scheme sustaining all of this. That Russia is a Grave Menace attacking the U.S. has — for obvious reasons — become a critical narrative for Democrats and other Trump opponents who dominate elite media circles on social media and elsewhere. They reward and herald anyone who bolsters that narrative, while viciously attacking anyone who questions it.

    Indeed, in my 10-plus years of writing about politics on an endless number of polarizing issues — including the Snowden reporting — nothing remotely compares to the smear campaign that has been launched as a result of the work I’ve done questioning and challenging claims about Russian hacking and the threat posed by that country generally. This is being engineered not by random, fringe accounts, but by the most prominent Democratic pundits with the largest media followings.

    I’ve been transformed, overnight, into an early adherent of alt-right ideology, an avid fan of Breitbart, an enthusiastic Trump supporter, and — needless to say — a Kremlin operative. That’s literally the explicit script they’re now using, often with outright fabrications of what I say (see here for one particularly glaring example).

    They, of course, know all of this is false. A primary focus of the last 10 years of my journalism has been a defense of the civil liberties of Muslims. I wrote an entire book on the racism and inequality inherent in the U.S. justice system. My legal career involved numerous representations of victims of racial discrimination. I was one of the first journalists to condemn the misleadingly “neutral” approach to reporting on Trump and to call for more explicit condemnations of his extremism and lies. I was one of the few to defend Jorge Ramos from widespread media attacks when he challenged Trump’s immigration extremism. Along with many others, I tried to warn Democrats that nominating a candidate as unpopular as Hillary Clinton risked a Trump victory. And as someone who is very publicly in a same-sex, inter-racial marriage — with someone just elected to public office as a socialist — I make for a very unlikely alt-right leader, to put that mildly.

    The malice of this campaign is exceeded only by its blatant stupidity. Even having to dignify it with a defense is depressing, though once it becomes this widespread, one has little choice.

    But this is the climate Democrats have successfully cultivated — where anyone dissenting or even expressing skepticism about their deeply self-serving Russia narrative is the target of coordinated and potent smears; where, as The Nation’s James Carden documented yesterday, skepticism is literally equated with treason. And the converse is equally true: Those who disseminate claims and stories that bolster this narrative — no matter how divorced from reason and evidence they are — receive an array of benefits and rewards.

    That the story ends up being completely discredited matters little. The damage is done, and the benefits received. Fake News in the narrow sense of that term is certainly something worth worrying about. But whatever one wants to call this type of behavior from the Post, it is a much greater menace given how far the reach is of the institutions that engage in it.

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  52. I think the world of Glenn Greenwald because he is an honest man of the left, and just as big media never misses an opportunity to lie cheat and steal, Glenn never misses an opportunity to call them out on it–surgically, and without anesthesia. The classic was his take down of Jeffrey Tubesteak, the legal analyst of CNN, and body slam of late great David Gregory who shortly after that memorable interview and take down was given a severance agreement and told to get lost. Glenn regards big media as nothing more than a Borgia court, and thinks they are the antithesis of journalism. To call them big media whores would be an insult to the world’s oldest profession, but not necessarily to Pizza boy and human trafficer Podesta. If Putin was behind the airing of the Podesta emails, despite the absence of hard evidence, they must have had a raucous night of wine women and vodka in the Kremlin, watching that drama unfold and seeing how it was buried by big media because some of them are probably implicated, but picked up like manna from heaven by more reputable sources. If Trump wants to be true to his pledge to clean out the swamp, much of what he is doing now is laying the foundation for that major undertaking. He should appoint a special prosecutor to look into that pizzagate story to see if there is anything to it. It could turn out to be more credible in the end than these baseless allegations of Russian hacking. We shall see if Comey, Brennan and Clapper come up with anything of substance or just more government lies. On that subject, their reputation precedes them and this vaunted meeting.

  53. wbboei
    January 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    I do not know how Schlanger can believe in the Chinese system while acknowledging the failure of the Central Bank System. The Chinese have basically adopted the Central Bank System. The fantasy was that they could make it work because they were so large and had a dictator who could exercise control. He sounds like a believer that you could make this unsustainable system work, if you just had more government control. China’s control is the excuse the other banks used to involve more government control. But all they have done is create super-ponzies.

    China is a little different because they are so large. The dictator ostensibly has more control, but China also has a huge shadow banking system. Right now they are failing via their capital outflows that the government is trying to crack down on. It is part of their death spiral. It is hard to get any solid information out of China because the government lies and the shadow banking is obscure. However, look at the lights on at night in the many high-rises built around the nation. Maybe 10-20% have lights on at night. You can see where the Chinese ghost cities have gone.

    You have only to do the Ponzi math to know the system is unsustainable. China was the biggest debt virgin who fueled the system for years, but is now an old debt whore.

    The elites need the population reduced to control it while the economics say the population should grow in an unsustainable manner. As long as they regard us as expendable commodities to be managed, we will all be in peril. The ruling class suffers from a lack of self awareness and they are essentially incompetent.

  54. Trump is probably not so much being set up for the fall, but is being tested. He will indeed need to cut an artful deal. I suspect that Trump knows what needs to be done to convert this mess to a sustainable system. We must switch to a quality driven growth. That means, taking care of the populous. Something the elite have lost the ability to do.

  55. I have to say I like the idea of a single payer system where everyone gets Medicare but everyone pays into it except for the very poor.

    Insurance is a racket and healthcare has become so expensive that it’s insane really. I don’t think we can ever put the genie back in the bottle and make healthcare non profit again, but we could get close with single payer.

    I don’t want to curtail innovation, research so clearly I don’t have the answers but if we stop spending money on nation building, if other Counrties are forced to pay their fair share of policing the world and we get a handle on illegal immigration, I think the $$$ can be found.

  56. First a note about the John Brennan report being delivered to Barack Obama tomorrow regarding the bogus claim that Vladimir Putin hacked the U.S. election. It is not an “Intel Community” document. It will be presented on the news as such, but it is not a fully coordinated intelligence document like a National Intelligence Estimate. This is nothing more than a political document prepared under the direction of John Brennan to push a meme that is completely and totally without evidentiary foundation.
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    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/79517/washington-post-intel-community-hacking/

  57. Big media will fall on their sword over this one, and so will the CIA. It will be seen as wmd redux, false intelligence reports that propel this nation into wars that reward the elites–wars whose profits are figured in dollars, and whose costs are reckoned in innocent lives. Brennan is a bad man. How many times must I say this. And he is known to be a bad man. But no one will come out and say this. He is not credible.

  58. one of the most astounding things I have heard lately was uttered by Chuck Schumer in the last couple of days…

    I (me) want someone in Congress to ask the “intelligence community” about Schumer’s comment and what exactly did he mean…

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/04/schumer-intelligence-community-may-get-back-at-trump-for-tweet-video/

    Appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Schumer said, “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he is being really dumb to do this.”

    “What do you think the intelligence community would do if they were motivated to?” Maddow asked.

    **********************************

    sounds like a threat to me…

  59. Admin: this is from Powerline:

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    POSTED ON JANUARY 5, 2017 BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN INTELLIGENCE, RUSSIA

    ISHMAEL JONES: FROM RUSSIA WITH DOUBT

    Ishmael Jones is a former CIA case officer and author of The Human Element: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture. He writes with a timely comment on the current intelligence controversy that is reaching a fever pitch of hysteria. Mr. Jones indicates that his commentary has been reviewed and approved by the CIA’s publications review board:

    CIA intelligence reporting stating that the Russian government hacked the presidential election in order to elect Donald Trump is false. It is merely a political attack against Donald Trump with the goal of delegitimizing his presidency.

    The depth and quality of the CIA reporting is too good to be true. A December 16 NBC report states, for example: “Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used.” Everyone knows that a great deal of hacking comes out of Russia. But evidence of hacking does not lead to the conclusion that there was a Russian government conspiracy to get Mr. Trump elected.

    Such a conclusion would require access to Putin’s inner circle and knowledge of Putin’s plans and intentions. Any spy that close to Putin would be one of the best intelligence sources of all time.

    If such a source existed, he doesn’t exist any more. The leaked reporting would have put him in grave danger, and he would already have been imprisoned or executed.

    The reporting instead reflects the political opinions and agendas of bureaucrats. CIA bureaucrats are a big blue voting machine with a long record of creating information harmful to Republican presidents. The danger to Mr. Trump is ratcheted up because the recent election influenced many people at the CIA to believe that Trump is the second coming of Hitler. And to stop Hitler, anything is ethical, even treason. CIA bureaucrats have chosen to attack Mr. Trump before he even takes office.

    The CIA is meant to spy upon foreign countries. The secrets we seek are located in foreign countries. Yet the bloated CIA bureaucracy exists almost entirely within the United States. CIA bureaucrats appear to find foreign service disagreeable. They enjoy their lifestyle and will fight with aggressive passivity to keep it that way. More than 90% of CIA employees spend their careers living and working entirely within the United States.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/01/ishmael-jones-from-russia-with-doubt.php

  60. This is why many of us have looked at the evidence, or lack thereof, and concluded that what we are seeing here is an attempted soft coup by Brennan against Trump.

    If you take the position that at times life imitates art, then you will have no difficulty concluding that we are living through the day of the condor, and the Brennan cabal has treason on their minds.

    This agency has exerted pernicious undue influence over our domestic political process, and all of our recent presidential candidate, except Reagan were tied in some form or fashion to them.

    They have given us false information which has led us into costly and deadly wars.

    I can hardly think of anything they have managed to do right/

  61. Want more proof?

    American Presidents make decisions on war unaware that the human source intelligence provided by the CIA is often false or nonexistent. From Harry Truman during the Korean War to George Bush during the War on Terror, modern Presidents have faced their darkest moments as a result of poor intelligence. The CIA has assured Congress and the President that intelligence programs in hostile areas of the world are thriving, when they simply do not exist.

    The CIA is a broken, Soviet-style bureaucracy with its own agenda: to consume federal funds, to expand within the United States, to feign activity, and to enrich current and former employees. After 9/11, billions of dollars directed by Congress to increase the number of officers working under deep cover on foreign streets have disappeared without the CIA fielding a single additional, productive officer overseas.

    The Human Factor makes the case for intelligence reform, showing the career of an accomplished deep cover CIA case officer who struggled not with finding human sources of secret information in rogue nations, but with the CIA’s bloated, dysfunctional, even cancerous bureaucracy. After initial training in the US, Ishmael Jones spent his career in multiple, consecutive overseas assignments, as a deep cover officer without benefit of diplomatic immunity. In dingy hotel rooms, Jones met alone with weapons scientists, money launderers, and terrorists. He pushed intelligence missions forward while escaping purges within the Agency, active thwarting of operations by bureaucrats, and the ever-present threat of arrest by hostile foreign intelligence services. Jones became convinced that the CIA’s failure to fulfill its purpose endangers Americans. Attempting reform from within proved absurd. Jones resigned from the CIA to make a public case for reform through the writing of this book.

    Effective American organizations feature clear missions, streamlined management, transparency, and accountability. The CIA has none of these. While it has always hired good people, it wastes and even perverts employees. The CIA is not doing its job and must be fixed. Until it is, our lives and the lives of our allies are in jeopardy.

  62. Wbb,
    That’s it’ is exactly why Trump has Generals, why , which I don’t know why he lets anyone know his plans ahead of time, where are these leaks coming from, he plans on downsizing the CIA and transfer many to the field, outside America.

  63. gonzotx
    January 5, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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    Yes.

    And that is why the military convinced Trump to run.

    They are present in the Middle East.

    They have witnessed the debacle created by the Catholics In Action (CIA).

    The other thing is the CIA is hardwired into big media.

    Big media is a willing accomplice in their lies and deceptions.

    That is not to say that an organization with this mission is unnecessary.

    Nor is it to suggest that of the people in it are traitors to the country.

    It is merely to suggest that since it was founded and more so today, it was, is, and will be

    Something Justice Cardozo suggested in a different light

    A classic example of “delegation run riot”

    And with people like Obama, who was selected by the CIA, and lacked any aptitude for management

    The CIA has become not merely dysfuctional but a theat to the American People

    This is what Woolsey has said, and the author of the above book, an operational insider confirms.

  64. The more I reflect on all this, the more I begin to see an iron triangle of sorts, where the CIA invents or exaggerates threats, bought and paid for political whores like McCain, Graham, Ryan, Rogers et al gladly sign on, the military industrial complex kicks into high gear with weapons production, and big media publishes those lies, and sells them to the public. In other words, a good time was had by all–except for the American People and the hapless victims abroad who hate this country for attacking their homeland. But, to repeat what I have said so often, the worst of the co conspirators is big media. Insofar as traitors go, they are in a class by themselves.

  65. The other connection what warrants intense scrutiny is that which exists between global banks and the CIA. To give you just one example, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Soros (agent of the City of London and Rothschilde Bank) allied with Brezeznesky (and an operation team he controlled within the CIA from his days as National Security Advisor to Carter), and the purpose of this whole affair was ostensibly to promote democracy, yet under that deceptive mantra, what they did was install puppet leaders and loot those national economies of the assets which were previously state owned. The victims of that CIA/Globalist banker coalition were, of course, the people of those countries, and for that reason, Soros remains a wanted man within Russia, and if he went there he would be arrested. The source of that information is a doctor who was working there at the time, named Velma Butler, who witnessed these predations first hand.

  66. Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he is being really dumb to do this.”
    ——–
    Is Schumer just a coward. unwilling to do what is best for the country, for fear the will be taken down by this out of control agency?

    Or is he more.

    Is he, perchance, a provacateur, seeking to direct CIA attacks at a political opponent.

    A friend of mine was in the House when Jelly donut Schumer was there.

    She told me he is a vile, contemptible human being, no different than Reid.

  67. wbboei
    January 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    Did they ever. And Clapper spun the fairy tale for the Dems and the ever useful GOPe globalists and war mongers. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/750851/donald-trump-election-vladimir-putin-russia-hacking-james-clapper “VLADIMIR Putin has been accused of orchestrating a “multifaceted campaign” to ensure Donald Trump’s victory in the US election, according to the US’ director of national intelligence James Clapper.” “Ahead of a report into the hacking scandal, which is due to be published next week, Mr Clapper said intelligence gathered since the election has “reinforced” suspicions.” “He said: “This was a multifaceted campaign. The hacking was only one part of it. It also entailed classical propaganda, disinformation, fake news.”

    “Speaking of the report, he added: “I intend to push the envelope as much as I can because I think the public should know as much about this as possible.”

    It has taken these numbnuts since November 9th to come up with a viable rationale to convince their idiot supporters, voters and donors why the US voting public has rejected everything about the Obama catastrophe. Why the rubes was had! It was Putin the evil genius who outwitted us at every turn. It is not fair. Putin MADE us mess up. And now some nobody is going to come in and “re-organize” us out of jobs, influence, and like every new president who has a brain is want to do. We don’t work for the US public who pays us, we work for ourselves at the outfit. And let us tell you our elaborate lies and jail-house convoluted story we concocted sitting on the toilet.

    Lies, butt-covering, adolescent idiocy made up for the misdirection of blame for losing power and their grotesque misuse of it. It isn’t their fault see. It is someone else fault that they suck. A little story popped up, oh god please hide it, that Ben Rhodes (Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for U.S. President Barack Obama and failed novelist) couldn’t pass a security check by the FBI. This was in 2009 for the transition. But he got one anyway. Ben’s old man was an oil trader. A really big one into all kinds of stuff. Ben really likes Iran. And Congress has been tipped off. But I digress. Bizarre fairy tales are being spun and floated by Clapper, Brennan, and their staff who are headed for the exits straight to their lawyers offices.

    It seems to me they are creating a legal defense. Crazy, desperate, and akin to little green men from a space ship made me do it. How different is Putin exerted mind control thorough fake news over the US public as a rationalization for losing? They are taking everything the US public hated about THEM and blaming it on Putin. And this directly ties into the desperation to stop Sessions from being the man digging it all out. Obama is scared and sending out his most accomplished liars in Clapper and Brennan to create an elaborate cover story of sorts.

    “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.”― W.C. Fields

  68. Sounds like Anna Wintour has finally reached the acceptance stage of grief.

    Anna Wintour came to my office at Trump Tower to ask me to meet with the editors of Conde Nast & Steven Newhouse, a friend. Will go this AM.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017

  69. foxyladi14
    January 6, 2017 at 11:01 am
    Watch C-SPAN Today!!! January 6, at 1 PM EST, For the final, step in trying to overturn, The election.
    ————
    When German tanks rolled over France and came to the edge of the English channel, they radioed back to Berlin what should we do next.

    Berlin however had no idea because they never thought much about it.

    They never anticipated such a rapid advance.

    The situation here is similiar.

    The political class can push back to invalidate the election.

    Suppose they succeed.

    What is their follow-up plan, other than sheer chaos?

    The truth is they never seriously considedered the follow up step.

    They were/are too traumatized by the fact that their ideology has been rejected

    Rejected by the American People root and branch

    After eight long years of trial and error

    And ignoring the feedback from reality.

    The question they most fear is this:

    Quo vadis-me, my friends, and my family

    Who like a group of pigs

    Have been gorging ourselves at the public trough?

    And this time, their Harvard degress may not save them.

  70. The liberal mind, always addled, and forever grasping for straws, was seen in high relief when that Douchebag Don Lemon assured us that the hate crime in Chicago was no big deal because the four assailents who screamed racial epitaphs simply had a bad childhood, so how could they possibly be expected to know that it is not appropriate for force a disabled teen to drink toilet bowl water while they pummeled him. Well, DD has met his match, in terms of affirmative defenses, meaning even if all your dirty lies are true, I am still not guilty because . . . . Because? Because what?

    Downfall of the $400,000-a-year Gawker editor: AJ Daulerio reveals he was molested as a child, battled cocaine addiction and lost his Soho apartment and life savings when boss Nick Denton ‘threw him under the bus during Hulk Hogan lawsuit’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4093550/Former-Gawker-editor-chief-reveals-molested-child-battled-drug-addiction-claims-Nick-Denton-threw-bus-Hulk-Hogan-lawsuit.html#ixzz4V0KuYYjL

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  71. Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke,
    You gotta understand,
    It’s just our bringin’ up-ke
    That gets us out of hand.
    Our mothers all are junkies,
    Our fathers all are drunks.
    Golly Moses, natcherly we’re punks!

    Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re very upset;
    We never had the love that ev’ry child oughta get.
    We ain’t no delinquents,
    We’re misunderstood.
    Deep down inside us there is good!

    Dear kindly Judge, your Honor,
    My parents treat me rough.
    With all their marijuana,
    They won’t give me a puff.
    They didn’t wanna have me,
    But somehow I was had.
    Leapin’ lizards! That’s why I’m so bad!

    Officer Krupke, you’re really a square;
    This boy don’t need a judge, he needs an analyst’s care!
    It’s just his neurosis that oughta be curbed.
    He’s psychologic’ly disturbed!

    My father is a bastard,
    My ma’s an S.O.B.
    My grandpa’s always plastered,
    My grandma pushes tea.
    My sister wears a mustache,
    My brother wears a dress.
    Goodness gracious, that’s why I’m a mess!

    A-RAB: (As Psychiatrist) Yes!
    Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob.
    This boy don’t need a doctor, just a good honest job.
    Society’s played him a terrible trick,
    And sociologic’ly he’s sick!

    1:40 et. seq.

  72. Turn on C-SPAN. Donald J. Trump is about to officially become President-Elect Donald J. Trump. Senate and House are about to count the votes of the Electoral College and make it official.

  73. Breaking….shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport in baggage claim

    3 dead, 9 injured

    ************************************

    Donald very close to 20,000 stock market…I think they have been waiting for Donald to be certified to go to 20,0000

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