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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

@POTUS @RealDonaldTrump Legacy Monday: Happy Birthday Barron Trump, Neil Gorsuch Shocker, Russia Intelligence Bomb

Today is Trump Legacy Monday. On every front President Trump builds – his legacy, monuments, and legislative achievements.

Legacy! Biggest legacy item for any father is family. For Donald J. Trump he has a big family of very talented children. But the vengeance? The one that sweeps them all away? Barron Trump.

Today is Barron Trump’s birthday. Have you seen the latest pictures of that boy? Barron Trump is now taller than his mother and arguably prettier. Barron Trump is almost as tall as his six foot plus father.

Today, this first day of spring, Barron Trump is eleven years old. When President Trump becomes a civilian again Barron Trump will be eighteen years old. Picture an eighteen year old Barron Trump!

Remember that earlier gorgeous hunk, John-John Kennedy Jr.? Well, forget him. In eight years Barron Trump can be a star at whatever he chooses to be. Basketball player? Golfer? Builder? Actor? Boy Band performer? Restauranteur? For Obama Dimocrats the nightmare is that Barron Trump decides to follow his father’s footsteps and have a business career then a political career. Barron Trump and President Trump will have the last laugh after all the ugly attacks they have endured.

* * * * * *

Legacy! Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. Spring’s green shoots sprout forth.

Today the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, expected to last several days, begin. The Obama Dimocrats are already defeated but resist that reality. Neil Gorsuch will soon be Justice Gorsuch. The only open question is whether or not the Obama Dimocrats will filibuster as has been promised by Senators Blumenthal and Merkley. The Obama Dimocrat nutroots demand a filibuster.

A filibuster of Neil Gorsuch will be a big help for President Trump. The Republicans that control the U.S. Senate will follow in Obama Dimocrat Leader Harry Reid’s footsteps and kill the filibuster forever. Then President Trump will have an easy time of it for his second and third Supreme Court appointments. Obama Dimocrats shudder and shake as President Trump builds his legacy on the Supreme Court this first day of spring.

There is one shocking fact about Neil Gorsuch that few talk about.

[whisper] Neil Gorsuch is a Protestant. Yeah. A WASP. A White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

About half of Americans are Protestants. The Protestant Ethic built America. Yet, the WASP is the only group you can still attack in the most racially ugly terms possible.

There is not one single Protestant on the Supreme Court.

There are Catholics and Jews on the Supreme Court. There are men and women on the Supreme Court. Latinos and blacks are represented on the Supreme Court. Not one single Protestant. Neil Gorsuch will only begin to restore the balance to the Supreme Court.

Neil Gorsuch will restore the five vote majority of non-leftists on the high court. This will be a major legacy item for President Trump in his first hundred days.

Those like us here that in the comments have been tracking with giggles and guffaws the Ninth Circuit lunacy over President Trump’s executive orders on immigration will have more giggles and guffaws to come as President Trump trumps on immigration. In the immigration battles to come Neil Gorsuch will add to the President Trump legacy.

* * * * * *

On this first day of spring we also see the trees bloom and fill with nuts. In the House of Representatives the nuts are plentiful.

Today, at a hearing in the House, Obama Dimocrats chortled. Resistance to reality reigned.

Obama Dimocrats made a great show about their deranged allegations. The Obama Dimocrat base swooned with fantasies of a soon to be impeached President Trump brought down by a Russia-Trump connection which stole the American election and now America under a Putin palace coup will soon be liberated.

On national television the Obama Dimocrat elected representatives fed the mushroom hallucinations of their masturbating fantasist base.

Fortunately, the Obama Dimocrats are unable to see their fantasies will ultimately dissolve and thus President Trump’s legacy will be framed by the madness of the lunatic crowd. The Obama Dimocrats have been warned. Leftist Glenn Greenwald warns them to wean off the hallucinogens because there is no evidence of their delusions as real, here in the real world. Byron York has warned them too with an explanation of history.

Hells bells! What more do these leftist loons need? Even leftist Ben Smith who published lies about President Trump tries to warn these Hopium addled loons off their self medication and hallucinations. In the end the only valid question about Russia that will remain is the “unmasking” one that will enhance President Trump’s legacy and bring historic mockery of the madness of the Obama Dims.

* * * * * *

On this first day of spring, President Trump’s legacy is already assured and ready to grow for eight more years. As Michael Barone explains, Americans believe President Trump’s policies are working. Americans know President Trump is a fighter and will fight to cut back waste and fraud in government. That’s why we know who will win the fight which Howie Kurtz explains as the swamp fighting back.

The swamp will also fight back to defend the swamp stench called ObamaCare. But it is already too late. President Trump will build his legacy by destroying Barack Obama’s sole “legacy”. The first vote is set for Thursday. The new legacy will destroy the old legacy which will only serve to enhance the significance of the President Trump legacy.

Want to have an historic giggle and guffaw? Consider the House will “schedule a floor vote on the bill Thursday, seven years to the day that Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act.” Tomorrow morning President Trump will meet with every House Republican to prepare for that vote and to announce the changes to be made to Phase I of the ObamaCare repeal and replace.

So today, the first day of spring, President Trump will be in Louisville Kentucky at a rally. It will be another rip-roaring tub-thumping rock-n-rollicking event.

It’s Legacy Monday baby!

158 comments to @POTUS @RealDonaldTrump Legacy Monday: Happy Birthday Barron Trump, Neil Gorsuch Shocker, Russia Intelligence Bomb

  • admin

    Happy 100th birthday to Vera Lynn:

  • admin

    Buchanan:

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/will-russiagate-backfire-on-the-left/

    WILL RUSSIAGATE BACKFIRE ON THE LEFT?
    Pat Buchanan urges probe of ‘the deep state and its journalistic collaborators’

    The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.

    In Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump’s tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. Not unexpected, but undeniably an embarrassment for the tweeter-in-chief.

    Yet longer-term damage may have been done to the left. For Monday’s hearing showed that its rendering of the campaign of 2016 may be a product of fiction and a fevered imagination.

    After eight months investigating the hacking and leaking of the emails of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and the DNC, there is apparently no evidence yet of Trump collusion with Russia.

    Former Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper has said that, as of his departure day, Jan. 20, he had seen no evidence of a Russia-Trump collusion.

    Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell also made that clear this month: “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. … There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.” Morell was a surrogate for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    But while the FBI is still searching for a Trump connection, real crimes have been unearthed – committed by anti-Trump bureaucrats colluding with mainstream media – to damage Trump’s presidency.

    There is hard evidence of collusion between the intel community and the New York Times and the Washington Post, both beneficiaries of illegal leaks – felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

    While the howls have been endless that Trump accused Obama of a “felony,” the one provable felony here was the leak of a transcript of an intercepted conversation between Gen. Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador.

    That leak ended Flynn’s career as national security adviser. And Director Comey would neither confirm nor deny that President Obama was aware of the existence of the Flynn transcript.

    So where do we stand after yesterday’s hearing and eight-month FBI investigation? The Russians did hack Podesta’s email account and the DNC, and while the FBI has found no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with the Russians, it is still looking.

    However, the known unknowns seem more significant.

    How could DNI Director Clapper and CIA Director Morell say that no connection had been established between Trump’s campaign and the Russians, without there having been an investigation? And how could such an investigation be conclusive in exonerating Trump’s associates – without some use of electronic surveillance?

    Did the FBI fly to Moscow and question Putin’s cyberwarfare team?

    More questions arise. If, in its investigation of the Russian hacking and a Trump connection, the FBI did receive the fruits of some electronic surveillance of the Trump campaign, were Attorney General Loretta Lynch, White House aides or President Obama made aware of any such surveillance? Did any give a go-ahead to surveil the Trump associates? Comey would neither confirm nor deny that they did.

    So, if Obama were aware of an investigation into the Trump campaign, using intel sources and methods, Trump would not be entirely wrong in his claims, and Obama would have some ‘splainin’ to do.

    Is the FBI investigating the intelligence sources who committed felonies by illegally disclosing information about the Trump campaign?

    Comey would not commit to investigate these leaks, though this could involve criminal misconduct within his own FBI.

    Again, the only known crimes committed by Americans during and after the campaign are the leaks of security secrets by agents of the intel community, colluding with the Fourth Estate, which uses the First Amendment to provide cover for criminal sources, whom they hail as “whistleblowers.”

    Indeed, if there was no surveillance of Trump of any kind, where did all these stories come from, which their reporters attributed to “intelligence sources”?

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any role in the Russian hacking scandal. But the Justice Department should demand that the FBI put the highest priority on investigating the deep state and its journalistic collaborators in the sabotage of the Trump presidency.

    If Comey refuses to do it, appoint a special counsel.

    In the last analysis, as Glenn Greenwald, no Trumpite, writes for The Intercept, the real loser may well be the Democratic Party.

    If the investigation of Russiagate turns up no link between Trump and the pilfered emails, Democrats will have egg all over their faces. And the Democratic base will have to face a painful truth.

    Vladimir Putin did not steal this election. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama lost it. Donald Trump won it fair and square. He is not an “illegitimate” president. There will be no impeachment. They were deceived and misled by their own leaders and media. They bought into a Big Lie.

  • Lu4PUMA

    Trump Rising, Bankster Passing

    David Rockefeller, the famous banker and philanthropist with the family name that controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world in the world of finance, has died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-20/david-rockefeller-former-head-chase-manhattan-dies-101

  • admin

    Trump in Kentucky:

  • Venus

    “the mushroom hallucinations of their masturbating fantasist base.”

    LOL! Perfect description.
    According to the MSM, the Dems really got Trump this time. They didn’t get him all those other times they thought they got him during the primary and GE, but now they got him, for realz!

    Trump is DOOMED!!! (Part 3421).

  • admin

    Trump: “they will fail, we will win!”

    “We’re going to drain the swamp of government corruption in Washington, D.C.”

    “reduce crime, support the incredible men and women of law enforcement”

    “accountability to the VA and finally finally take care of our great veterans.”

  • Lu4PUMA

    Live feed of Trump Rally on his facebook page.

    Promises Made. Promises Kept.

    Calling out the swamp.

  • admin

    More gems:

    “we believe in 3 crucial words: “peace through strength”

    “spend our money wisely”

    “already saved taxpayers over $700 million dollars”

    “put our coal miners back to work”

    “just the beginning”

    “new executive actions… the miners are coming back”

    “turn the EPA from a job killer to a job creator”

    “consumer confidence levels … through the roof”

    “make more cars here in America”

  • admin

    “buy American, hire American”

    Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson given shout outs and put into historic context.

    Henry Clay: “Fair, equal, reciprocal, trade”

    Trump: “do not worry, we are starting on NAFTA soon”

    On factory closures: “Those days are over!”

    “from now on it’s going to be America First”

    “We will be a rich nation once again!”

    “You just worry about your basketball team, I’ll take care of the rest.”

    “secure, protect, and defend, the borders of the United States”

    “We will build a great great border wall”

    “we will stop the drugs pouring into our country”

  • admin

    “protect our citizens from terrorism”

    “single best way to protect… and to keep foreign terrorists from attacking our country is to keep these foreign terrorists from entering our country in the first place”

    “repeal and replace the disaster known as ObamaCare”

    Trump then mentions Mitch McConnell who is in the arena listening to Trump.

    Trump mentions he likes Senator Rand Paul. “I look forward to working with him” “we gotta get it done” “so we can get to tax cuts”

    “Obama said ‘if you like your plan you can keep your plan, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor'”

    quotes Bill Clinton, ObamaCare “the craziest thing in the world”

    “ObamaCare has been a complete disaster and getting worse and worse”

    “Governor Matt Bevin said ObamaCare has been a disaster for Kentucky”

    “end the ObamaCare catastrophe”

    “bring down the cost of medicine by having a fair and competitive process”

    “we have some crazy, arcane, laws”

  • admin

    “we’re gonna save the Second Amendment”

    “new national pride is swelling our hearts”

    “stand together as the united American people”

    “millions will be lifted from welfare to work”

    “they don’t wanna get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump”

    “dying factories will come roaring back to life”

    “new era of security and peace”

    “we will not fail”

    “we are Americans and the future belongs to us”

    “We will Make America Great Again!”

  • admin

    In France, the great mystery continues:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-shooting-idUSKBN16Q0LD?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_content=buffer837f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues on why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront of France’s election campaign.

    Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said late on Saturday that the man, named as 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, had shouted he was there to “die for Allah” when he tried to seize a gun from a woman air force member on patrol at Orly airport.

    After throwing down a bag containing a can of petrol and putting an air pistol to the head of the soldier, he was shot three times by her colleagues.

    More than 230 people have died in France in the past two years at the hands of attackers allied to the militant Islamist group Islamic State, making security a key issue in the two-round presidential election on April 23 and May 7. [snip]

    Belgacem, who had been in and out of prison for theft and drug offences according to judicial sources, was already on the authorities’ radar. They said he became a radicalized Muslim when he served a prison term several years ago for drug-trafficking. [snip]

    He also stole a car before arriving at the airport.

    Belgacem’s father, who was initially detained by police but released late on Saturday, denied his son had been involved in terrorism.

    My son has never been a terrorist. He has never prayed: he drinks. And, under the influence of alcohol and cannabis, this is what happens,” the father, whose name was not given, told Europe 1 radio. [snip]

    Belgacem was born in Paris, according to the prosecutor. French media said his family was of Tunisian origin.

    Was it drugs, was it liquor? What could it possibly be? Any clues? Can anyone resolve this deep mystery? A 39 year old man who says he came to “die for Allah”. Will this mystery ever be solved in France? President Donald J. Trump could solve the mystery in nano-seconds.

  • admin

    Women’s liberation 2017 style:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/fgm-in-sweden-school-where-every-single-girl-in-one-class-underwent-procedure-exposed-9552854.html

    FGM in Sweden: School where every single girl in one class underwent procedure exposed
    The majority of the girls had been exposed the most extreme kind of FGM

    The shocking scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Swedish school, where every single girl in one class had been subjected to the procedure, has been revealed.

    School health services in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, discovered 60 cases of FGM since March, according to the Norrköpings Tidningar newspaper.

    In the class where all of the girls had FGM performed on them, 28 were subjected to infibulation – the most extreme kind where the clitoris and labia are complete cut away, and the genitals are sewn to leave a small vaginal opening. [snip]

    FGM is carried out for cultural, religious and social reasons within families and communities where it is believed to be a necessary preparation for adulthood and marriage.

    Along with mental illnesses, the long-term physical consequences of FGM procedures can include chronic vaginal and pelvic infections, abnormal periods, persistent urine infections, possible kidney failure and infertility, according the NHS.

    It’s so great to hear Hillary Clinton denounce this and that a vast womens march has been organized to protest these Muslim atrocities.

    Update: Hillary Clinton has not said a word about any of this and America “feminists” are too busy attacking Israel to care.

  • admin

    Another great victory for feminists in 2017:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/20/transgender-weightlifter-wins-womens-competition/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

    A transgender weightlifter who transitioned from male to female caused outrage after he won a female competition Sunday.

    Laurel Hubbard, born a male, outperformed his female competitors in the Australian International competition, reports AU.News.

    Hubbard lifted about 591 pounds, compared to runner-up Iuniarra Sipaia, who lifted approximately 572 pounds.

    One weightlifter pointed out that Hubbard competing in the women’s division could be unfair.

    “We all deserve to be on an even playing field,” Deborah Acason, from the Australian Weightlifting Federation, told 1News Now. “It’s difficult when you believe that you’re not. If it’s not even, why are we doing the sport?”

    What a wonderful world 2017 feminists live in! Now men are “women of the year” and men win competitions for women. It’s a wonderful world where little girls get beaten by boys in competition. A great victory over the patriarchy say today’s “feminists”.

  • SHV

    Weird sh*t at “No Quarter”…Larry Johnson has gone “off the air” today, web site down, Twitter gone, and apparently his youtube is gone.

  • wbboei

    Admin: I find it ironic that the jurnolisters who have promoted hallucination in their loyal base

    Re Trump, Russia, Flynn, Kellyanne, Bannon, entitlements etc

    Are now cautioning them to stop hallucinating

    Because they are the proud base of the dimocrat party

    No white men allowed read the signs in their party

    But as long as they hallucinate, the democrat party cannot govern

    In which case, Trump can govern by executive order, recess appointments, killing the filibuster, etc.

    And that makes the dims as a whole look weak and ineffectual

    The dims are in the position of making love to a bear

    You do not get to stop until the bear decides to stop

  • gonzotx

    Admin, let’s not forget the Texas girls state wrestling champion this year, who that while transitioning to be male was allowed to compete while taking testosterone.

  • merlintobie

    Happy Birthday Barron Trump! And congratulations on your just-announced new nephew, due in December.

  • merlintobie

    Oops, September (conceived in December)

  • jbstonesfan

    We’ll see if McConnell has to use the nuclear option to get Gorsuch on the bench or if the dems will wait until the next pick to filibuster. I think they will filibuster as the pressure from the extreme left(now the majority of the democratic party) will not let up.

  • lorac

    Today (3/20), this first day of spring, Barron Trump is eleven years old.

    Oh, look at that, Barron is a Pisces, the BEST sign in the horoscope! haha 🙂

    Remember that earlier gorgeous hunk, John-John Kennedy Jr.?

    John John and Caroline Kennedy were around my age, and JFK was assassinated just before I became I was old enough to have memories, but he was always talked about. So I’ve felt a “bond” with the two kids, and followed them (not in any detail) through their lives (he until he had the plane accident, she until I saw what a vacuous person she appears to be). I was surprised when it took John John so many attempts to pass the bar. He grew up without his dad, and I imagine Jackie and Onassis were good parents, but he didn’t have a Trump dad. Trump will make sure that Barron never rests on his (or his family’s) laurels, that he always works hard, and eventually gets a job that is productive (not a gift of an easy ambassadorship in a pretty country).

    Neil Gorsuch is a Protestant. Yeah. A WASP. A White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. About half of Americans are Protestants. The Protestant Ethic built America. Yet, the WASP is the only group you can still attack in the most racially ugly terms possible. There is not one single Protestant on the Supreme Court.

    Trump is also a Protestant! The Protestant Work Ethic built America – and Trump is FULL of the Protestant Work Ethic.

    (when I was growing up and my mom was at a stop sign, and cars wouldn’t stop coming in either direction, she used to say, “let the Protestants play!” She told me the other day she learned it from an older relative when she lived in NY. I suspect it was originally a slur against Catholics lol)

  • wbboei

    jbstonesfan
    March 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    ———–
    I agree.

    Three things will compel them to filibuster.

    1. pressure from base

    2. swing vote

    3. Merill Garland

    When they do so against this candidate

    4. They will seem unreasonable

    5. Applying the Reid rule will seem defensible

    6. They make it easier to confirm future Trump nominees

  • lorac

    Was it drugs, was it liquor? What could it possibly be?

    His father says he “was never a terrorist”. Well, sorry dad, that’s a moot point, because he performed a terrorist action.

    You don’t get one freebie terrorist act before we can call you a terrorist lol

  • lorac

    Tennessee‏ @TEN_GOP 3h3 hours ago

    Huge anti Soros protests in Macedonia. The world is coming together to take Soros down!!
    #firstdayofspring #ComeyHearing

  • lorac

    A transgender weightlifter who transitioned from male to female caused outrage after he won a female competition Sunday.

    When I was a teenager and following tennis, Richard Raskin decided to become Renee Richards. He wasn’t the “average” man. He played on his school’s swim, tennis, football, and baseball teams. The NY Yankees wanted him to play for them (he declined). He played tennis for Yale, and after medical school he joined the Navy to continue his medical training and played tennis for the Navy. I remember watching him play as a “woman”, and thinking he had an awful lot of muscles….

    I looked him up in wikipedia to refresh my memory –

    ——————————

    Following Richards’ disclosure of her gender reassignment, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), and the United States Open Committee (USOC) required all women competitors to verify gender with a Barr body test of their chromosomes.[3][6][15] Richards applied to play in the US Open in 1976 as a woman but refused to take the test, and thus was not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, or the Italian Open in the summer of 1976.[3]

    Richards then sued the USTA in New York state court, alleging discrimination by gender in violation of the New York Human Rights Law.[3][6][15] She asserted that participating in the tournament would constitute “an acceptance of her right to be a woman.”[6] Some USTA members felt that others would undergo sex change to enter women’s tennis.[3][6] Sports Illustrated called Richards an “extraordinary spectacle”, and characterized reactions to her as “varying from astonishment to suspicion, sympathy, resentment, and more often than not, utter confusion.”[6] The USOC stated “there is competitive advantage for a male who has undergone a sex change surgery as a result of physical training and development as a male.”[6][16] Richards finally agreed to take the Barr body test. The test results were ambiguous. She refused to take it again and therefore was barred from play.[6]

    On August 16, 1977, Judge Alfred M. Ascione found in Richards’ favor. He ruled: “This person is now a female” and that requiring Richards to pass the Barr body test was “grossly unfair, discriminatory and inequitable, and a violation of her rights.”[4][17] He further ruled that the USTA intentionally discriminated against Richards, and granted Richards an injunction against the USTA and the USOC, allowing her to play in the US Open.[4][6] Richards lost to Virginia Wade in the first round of the singles competition, but made it to the finals in doubles.[3][6][15]

  • lorac

    Amy Mek‏ @AmyMek 4h4 hours ago

    SILENCE from Media when Comey testied our gov’t isn’t able 2 conduct background checks on ANY Syrian refugees come 2 the U.S.
    #ComeyHearing

  • lorac

    PeterSweden‏ @PeterSweden7 6h6 hours ago

    NEW RIOTS IN SWEDEN – 20-30 youths attacking police, shooting fireworks at guard & buses. 2 loud explosions heard. http://www.friatider.se/nya-oroligheter-i-trollh-ttan

  • admin

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/19/tony-blair-admits-did-not-realise-many-migrants-would-come-uk/

    Tony Blair admits he did not realise how many migrants would come to the UK after EU expanded

    Tony Blair has admitted he did not realise how many migrants would come to the UK when he opened Britain’s borders to millions of European workers.

    The former Labour leader relaxed immigration controls in 2004 after 10 new nations including Poland, Lithuania and Hungary, were admitted to the EU.

    He tried to play down the significance of opening Britain’s borders, arguing that most EU migrants came to the UK after 2008.

    However, official figures show that the number of EU migrants who came to Britain rose from just 15,000 in 2003 to 87,000 the following year. That figure increased to 104,000 in 2006 and 127,000 in 2007. [snip]

    “One of the tragedies of Brexit is we’re now in a situation where where we think this enlargement of the EU, like the single market, was some sort of error.

    “It was actually a bi-partisan policy of both governments that has done great benefit to this country.”

    He made the comments as he launched his new ‘Institute for Global Change’, which intends to develop new center ground policy ideas.

    Not enough evil can befall people like Blair for what they have done all the while claiming they know best.

  • lorac

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 8h8 hours ago

    Comey NEVER said Trump was NOT surveilled and he refused to say what he discussed with Obama about Trump/Russia.

    Connect the dots.

  • lorac

    This woman is pro-Trump, but her other tweets are sometimes left and sometimes right. I have no idea what she is talking about. Does anyone else?

    ———————

    Charmian Neary‏ @CharmianNeary 2h2 hours ago

    Funny that the Right suspended a popular young woman’s show for non-conformity of thought. They lose the moral authority to call out Left.

  • lorac

    This is THE Bernstein of Woodward & Bernstein‏. I always wondered where their “investigative minds” were during the Obama years, or if they were just lucky with Watergate…

    —————————–

    Carl Bernstein ‏Verified account @carlbernstein 11h11 hours ago

    I can state w/confidence that many intel members now decrying ‘leaks’ of classified info have themselves ‘leaked’ classified info knowingly

  • jbstonesfan

    Off topic, but Trump literally takes the exit 12 miles northeast of my house to go to Mar -A-Largo and he has now stopped twice to get out of his motorcade to greet supporters. He invited a group of them for a meet and greet at the “club”. They say he may take a helicopter from now own because of congestion it causes on Palm Beach and I assume security as well. As a teenager, I use to pass the Post residence all the time when visiting my rich friends from Palm Beach. Who would’ve known that the President would make it his winter white house.

  • lorac

    Oh, wow. This is really racist against electronic devices…

    ——————

    Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews 2h2 hours ago

    Electronic devices banned on flights to U.S. from 13 countries after intel threat

    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/03/20/royal-jordanian-airlines-reportedly-bans-all-electronic-devices-from-carry-on-luggage.html

  • lorac

    Charmian Neary‏ @CharmianNeary 2h2 hours ago
    More
    Charmian Neary Retweeted Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Sickening that you have to do this in the US, but when you admit people from countries which see women as property its necessary.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali‏Verified account

    I encourage you to support a proposed new law in Massachusetts to criminalize female genital
    mutilation:

    http://www.theahafoundation.org/massachusetts-bill-criminalizing-fgm-is-gaining-momentum-you-can-help-move-it-forward/

  • lorac

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 2h2 hours ago

    Comey said, “Obama did not directly order a wiretap,” he did NOT say Trump was not surveilled. The Media implying he did. They are lying.

  • lorac

    Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews 2h2 hours ago

    .@TuckerCarlson: “If Putin is this genius spymaster, why would he be behind a gambit…that winds up weakening a guy he supposedly loves?”

  • Tony Stark

    lorac
    March 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm
    ————————————-
    That probably refers to Glen Beck suspending hos Blaze TV host Tomi Lahren for being pro-choice in certain circumstances.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/glenn-beck-trashes-tomi-lahren-pro-choice-endorsed-pro-abortion-hillary-clinton/

  • Tony Stark

    his not hos.

  • lorac

    This is a trending # hashtag – this must be what a previous tweet I mentioned above was talking about…?

    #Tomi Lahren
    Tomi Lahren’s show suspended over host’s pro-choice views

  • lorac

    Tony, sorry! I missed your post before I pasted my comment! Thanks, though!!! You always come to the rescue 🙂

  • lorac

    Peter McLoughlin‏ @pmclauth 23m23 minutes ago

    Churchill, just 3 years after WW2: Says that Hitler’s Mein Kampf is like only 1 other book in history: The Koran

  • lorac

    Just when you think they can’t get crueler…

    ———————-

    SAVAGES: ISIS Muslim Terrorists Cut 9 Christian Children In Half With Chainsaw In Accordance With Sharia Court Verdict

    http://linkis.com/NjIyJ

  • lorac

    TheLastRefuge‏ @TheLastRefuge2 2m2 minutes ago

    People are catching on to importance of Rep Stefanik’s congressional questions. RE: FBI Director James Comey ->

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/20/it-took-a-freshman-gop-congresswoman-to-pull-the-mask-from-fbi-director-comey/

  • lorac

    SMH

    ————-

    Washington Examiner‏Verified account
    @dcexaminer

    Exclusive: Secret Service had removed alarm sensors from fence intruder scaled http://washex.am/2nEpkQq

    https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/844012194606043136

  • lorac

    Canary Mission‏
    @canarymission

    Co-founder of @codepink Medea Benjamin @medeabenjamin linked to Hamas & Al Qaeda
    https://canarymission.org/individuals/medea-benjamin/

    https://canarymission.org/individuals/medea-benjamin/

  • lorac

    ?? Hmmm…

    WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks 29m29 minutes ago

    Cameras ready for Nicky Hager’s mystery book launch

  • lorac

    Wow – I haven’t seen the rally, but have to make time to now – she sang the Star Spangled Banner and she was incredible! What a voice! I wish I could bring the short twitter video here, but I don’t know how…

    America First!‏ @America_1st_ 5h5 hours ago

    Adorable blind girl blows away the crowd at Donald Trump rally in Louisville Kentucky.

  • lorac

    I found the short clip on youtube

  • lorac

    WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks 2m2 minutes ago

    WikiLeaks Retweeted
    Press conf: New Nicky Hager book “Hit & Run” exposes NZ war crime in Afghanistan – US provided support https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/844039407380389889

    —————–

    WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks 1m1 minute ago

    Press conf: Nicky Hager book on NZ SAS civilian massacre in Afghanistan — to which US provided support

  • lorac

    Wow – huffpo actually has a real article…. it points out some of the ridiculousness of “3rd wave feminism”…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/caitlin-roper/feminism-male-entitlement_b_15422732.html?

  • wbboei

    I really like that representative Stefanik.

    She has a mind like a steel trap.

    Notice how she sits next to someone else with a mind like a steel trap–Trey Gowdy.

  • lorac

    Natasha Fatale‏ @N_Fatale 1h1 hour ago

    @CNN I guess Barbie’s Corvette will be the next thing to go… women aren’t allowed to drive in most ME countries ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • lorac

    Charmian Neary‏ @CharmianNeary 14m14 minutes ago

    Charmian Neary Retweeted Kurt Schlichter
    ha ha ha & slice off Barbie’s lady parts so sex with straight Ken isn’t fun. Oh those wacky barbarians in 2017! #IslamicFundamentalismKills

    SchlichterVerified account @KurtSchlichter
    Then they throw Ken off the building

  • lorac

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 19h19 hours ago

    James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!

    ——————

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
    @realDonaldTrump

    The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!

  • lorac

    Oh God, What Now XX®‏ @ShagMeFrida 8m8 minutes ago

    @CharmianNeary Is it part of a set? Like with chained in the basement Barbie? Honor killing Barbie, with changeable murder weapons sold separately?

  • lorac

    The Safest Space‏ @TheSafestSpace

    Color me shocked! A transwoman who used to be a competitive male powerlifter is now crushing cis women in powerlifting competitions

    (“cis women” are real women)

  • admin

    Neil Gorsuch opening statement at his confirmation hearing:

  • lorac

    ‘We must close our borders’ Le Pen calls for end of ALL immigration to stop ISIS in France

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/781698/marine-le-pen-immigration-ban-stop-islamic-state-france

  • wbboei

    Well, here is the video on Project Dragnet, which I commented on last night.

    It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that between 2004 and 2010 Trump and his family were under electronic surveillance by NSA, Comey’s comments to the contrary nothwithstanding.

    Furthermore, millions of Americans were under electronic surveillance by NSA as well.

    Corsi has the files which prove this.

    He got them from law enforcement.

    Trump was briefed on this last week.

    Corsi, Arpaio and Zullo offered to brief DOJ and Congress.

    Corsi may release the names of the million victims of this surveillance with phone numbers redacted.

    They need to know this, and it happened on Obama and Bush’s watch

  • lorac

    Re the comment I posted at 1:31 –

    I have no idea what Trump has or doesn’t have – but it sure sounds like he better not move into any penthouses…. lol

  • wbboei

    It was a fine thing for Gorsuch to say, namely that before we are Democrats or Republicans we are Americans.

    The question that flashed through my mind when I heard those words was:

    Are we?

    Inevitably it begs the question: what is an American?

    It is like the question of a Jews were asking themselves twenty years ago: what is a Jew.

    What does it mean to be an American?

    To me it means believing in the country, the constitution, limited government and the rule of law

    But that is the anthesis of what it means to many members of our political class, world bankers and social justice warriors.

    Some of them aspire to be citizens of the world—rather than Americans

    Soros is one of those–he just happens to live here

    Others came here illegally to exhaust our saftey nets

    Many of the have no affiliation to this country other than that.

    Some come here to impose their religion on this society as some Muslims do.

    And some of them are home grown haters of this country and victims

    So once again, what is an American.

    And if you believe it is what I said above, how can I regard those others as my country men.

    We have nothing in common other than the fact that we are not named John.

  • wbboei

    This is a great example of world class cross examination of an evasive witness.

    The unauthorized dissemination of the personal identity of US citizens picked up on FISA surveillance of foreign agents.

    Is a felony with a 10 year sentence.

    The receipt of that information by a writer from the Washington Post may also be covered.

    I suspect that David Ignatius at Washington Post may be seeing a lawyer.

  • lorac

    I found this a very interesting article with interesting comments. They question transsexuality, and the movement is basically saying that gender dysmorphic kids should just be treated as individuals who don’t fit into a mold – not to immediately say they should change gender.

    When I was younger, you never – or very rarely – heard of a woman wanting to be a man. It was all about men wanting to be women (and of course that number was way lower than it is now). I remember thinking the discrepancy might be due to feminism – in the sense that feminism was meant to free BOTH genders from rigid roles, so that both genders could develop all of their human capabilities.

    That’s not saying we’re exactly the same. But it means not squashing boys’ ability to be nurturant or feeling, and not teaching women they can’t be strong, etc. Most of all, it meant letting kids develop as who they are. Women really took that to heart, and took advantage of the new opportunities to be assertive, to be leaders, to be competitors, etc – as well as being nurturant and feeling. We began allowing little girls to play with stuffed animals instead of those stupid barbies, to play with legos, etc.

    Men didn’t follow suit (well, they did start being present at children’s births, and being more involved in actual parenting, so that part is good). So I wondered if that might be why transgenders were disproportunately male to female. If we allowed boys to develop all their human abilities as felt natural without undue societal pressure,if we let them play with whatever toys they wanted to, would some still think the were meant to be female?

    From this website and some others I’ve been reading tonight, it seems there are other people who feel that if we accepted that not everyone is a cookie cutter “masculine male” or “feminine female”, if we supported them in who they are, they might not be thinking that their “cross-societal-sex” interests meant they were the wrong gender. In other words, just because a particular female child enjoys playing with trucks doesn’t mean she is meant to be a boy. If we allow this behavior, allow her to be herself, she wouldn’t see it as meaning she is not really a girl (and of course, parents who even say their unborn child or toddler is innately transgender are not helping things – they are most certainly steering the child towards transgender beliefs about themselves). (Wow, it sure seems like we in the “women’s libber” category knew 45 years ago that we should let kids be themselves… it feels like de ja vu to me).

    And apparently they’ve found that a large number of men who lived into middle age as men, enjoyed successful (often masculine) careers, and then transitioned to women, are actually autistic.

    And I feel transsexuals are causing real problems in terms of real women. The left loves to elevate certain fringe lifestyles over others, as we know, and apparently trans is cooler than real women. They want pregnant people to be called that, not “pregnant women”, because some women (trans) can’t be pregnant, and it might offend them. And there are various other strange, nonsensical things they want in terms of language and they are being supported by the left. So a tiny minority takes precedence over 99% of “women” (ie, real women). And we real women are supposed to call ourselves “cis women”, because to define womanhood by having a uterus would be offensive to trans. And then just look at the bathroom fiasco.

    One of the websites I found tonight is a coalition of lesbians, Christian women, various feminist women. And they all agree that biology should be emphasized, not identity. The Christian women cited religious stuff, and the lesbians talked about how if identity is what differentiates us, then once again we’re objectifying women by their hairstyles, etc – ie, by their appearance. It’s readily apparent that when someone transitions, they don’t choose the appearance of your average woman or man – they choose to look like caricatures of the real thing, to look *very* masculine or *very* feminine.

    And then of course I’ve always objected to the “T” being added to “L” and “G”. “T” is a gender identity thing – not related at all to sexual preference. I think they just had nowhere else to stick them. Straight women seem to be starting to stand up to the craziness. I think gay women are just starting the process, their delay “understandable” in that they’re so tied to the left, even more so than women in general.

    Anyway, anyone who enjoys reading articles that make you think, check this out:

    https://4thwavenow.com/2016/07/20/meet-dr-winters-computer-scientist-empty-nest-mom-top-pediatric-transition-expert/

  • lorac

    What does it mean to be an American?

    To me it means believing in the country, the constitution, limited government and the rule of law

    And wbboei, other things, too, with which I think you’ll agree – one was actually mentioned by admin today – the Protestant Work Ethic, and that was tied into our founding – working hard to better yourself. (As I know you know) welfare didn’t use to exist, but once it did, it used to be undesirable – now it’s generational and not an issue for many. (Not that people should be mistreated, but there should be *some* shame involved, so that people want to get off of it and take care of themselves.)

  • lorac

    For anyone interested, this is the website I mentioned that involves Christians, lesbians, feminists, working together against gender being defined by identity

    https://handsacrosstheaislewomen.com/gender-ideology-harms-women/

    At Hands Across the Aisle, we are a politically diverse group of women who are choosing to stand together to reclaim the definition of sex as a binary concept that refers to one’s biological status as male or female. We believe that equating sex with gender is harmful to women in particular, as it reduces women to stereotypes, erases women in the law and eliminates women-only spaces. We recognize and have compassion for individuals who suffer from gender dysphoria, and we believe that they should be treated with respect and dignity, but we reject that their suffering is being used to justify a movement that reduces women to nothing more than body parts.

    Here we offer two perspectives on gender — one from a radical feminist perspective and the other from a Christian perspective — to explain why we believe that womanhood has to do with who we are, not what we do.

  • lorac

    lol !

    ——-

    THIS JUST IN…‏ @weknowwhatsbest 7h7 hours ago

    Hawaii wouldn’t let me bring even a house plant there. Next time I’m going to bring an unvetted Syrian refugee and have him hold the plant.

  • lorac

    Sharia Watch UK‏ @WatchSharia 25m25 minutes ago

    Canadian man arrested for walking dog near Muslims

    http://tinyurl.com/nxbtgck

    #Creepingsharia

  • lorac

    The Real Myiq2xu™‏ @realmyiq2xu2 3h3 hours ago

    If President Hillary made Chelsea her unofficial advisor and gave her an office in the WH feminists would say it was awesome.

  • lorac

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 9h9 hours ago

    Parts of England don’t feel like England anymore. White, pro-immigration leftists all flock to the parts that do

    That’s the ultimate irony.

  • lorac

    Quilliam‏Verified account @QuilliamOrg 10m10 minutes ago

    Fears of crossbow #terror attacks in #Germany after weapon found in #jihadist’s apartment

  • lorac

    Cory Roswell‏ @coryroswell Mar 19

    We are an oppressive nation of “white supremacists”

    We are a great “nation of immigrants”

    Leftists get to choose either when convenient

  • Lu4PUMA

    lorac
    March 21, 2017 at 12:48 am
    ——————–
    The “feminist” movement has been infiltrated and subverted by men. And so have other identity groups. This is the central banking/centrally controlled society.

    Yuck.

    They can control and dominate through aggression, all they want. We are half of the whole and a society that is not inclusive of us as we are, will fail. So sad.

  • lorac

    Lu – but the 3rd wave feminist women are on the bandwagon now… IMO they deserve blame, too…

  • matthew77

    wbboei
    March 21, 2017 at 2:38 am
    This is a great example of world class cross examination of an evasive witness.

    ———

    Amazing. And this is what Wolf Blitzer calls a disaster for Trump?

    What universe are these people living in?

    It’s true that Comey said the FBI is investigating possible collusion between the Trump team and the Russians.

    It’s also true that Comey would neither confirm nor deny that the FBI is investigating the leaks to the NY Times and Washington Post.

    But doesn’t this say more about Comey than it does about Trump?

    I don’t know what to make of this Comey character.

    He doesn’t strike me as a totally bad cop. There is something tragic about him.

    He seems like he is trying to hang onto some vestige of an integrity he used to have.

    As if he desperately wants to do the right thing, but can’t, for some reason.

    He comes across as evasive, lacking conviction, and thoroughly miserable.

  • matthew77

    wbboei
    March 21, 2017 at 1:38 am
    Well, here is the video on Project Dragnet, which I commented on last night.

    It proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that between 2004 and 2010 Trump and his family were under electronic surveillance by NSA, Comey’s comments to the contrary nothwithstanding.

    Furthermore, millions of Americans were under electronic surveillance by NSA as well.

    Corsi has the files which prove this.

    He got them from law enforcement.

    Trump was briefed on this last week.

    Corsi, Arpaio and Zullo offered to brief DOJ and Congress.

    Corsi may release the names of the million victims of this surveillance with phone numbers redacted.

    They need to know this, and it happened on Obama and Bush’s watch

    ———–

    Amazing and shocking.

    Why on earth is this story not being picked up by the mainstream media???

    I want to see this story plastered all over every major media channel.

    All day, every day.

  • admin

    A follow-up to the comment about how Tony Blair did not realize the flood of immigrants into Great Britain by his actions.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/20/americans-reject-experts-failure-history-glenn-reynolds-column/99381952/

    Americans might look back on the last 50 years and say, “What have experts done for us lately?”

    According to Foreign Affairs magazine, Americans reject the advice of experts so as “to insulate their fragile egos from ever being told they’re wrong.” That’s in support of a book by Tom Nichols called The Death of Expertise, which essentially advances that thesis.

    Well, it’s certainly true that the “experts” don’t have the kind of authority that they possessed in the decade or two following World War II. Back then, the experts had given us vaccines, antibiotics, jet airplanes, nuclear power and space flight. The idea that they might really know best seemed pretty plausible.

    But it also seems pretty plausible that Americans might look back on the last 50 years and say, “What have experts done for us lately?” Not only have the experts failed to deliver on the moon bases and flying cars they promised back in the day, but their track record in general is looking a lot spottier than it was in, say, 1965.

    It was the experts — characterized in terms of their self-image by David Halberstam in The Best and the Brightest — who brought us the twin debacles of the Vietnam War, which we lost, and the War On Poverty, where we spent trillions and certainly didn’t win. In both cases, confident assertions by highly credentialed authorities foundered upon reality, at a dramatic cost in blood and treasure. Mostly other people’s blood and treasure.

    And these are not isolated failures. The history of government nutritional advice from the 1960s to the present is an appalling one: The advice of “experts” was frequently wrong, and sometimes bought-and-paid-for by special interests, but always delivered with an air of unchallengeable certainty.

    In the realm of foreign affairs, which should be of special interest to the people at Foreign Affairs, recent history has been particularly dreadful. Experts failed to foresee the fall of the Soviet Union, failed to deal especially well with that fall when it took place, and then failed to deal with the rise of Islamic terrorism that led to the 9/11 attacks. Post 9/11, experts botched the reconstruction of Iraq, then botched it again with a premature pullout.

    On Syria, experts in Barack Obama’s administration produced a policy that led to countless deaths, millions of refugees flooding Europe, a new haven for Islamic terrorists, and the upending of established power relations in the mideast. In Libya, the experts urged a war, waged without the approval of Congress, to topple strongman Moammar Gadhafi, only to see — again — countless deaths, huge numbers of refugees and another haven for Islamist terror.

    It was experts who brought us the housing bubble and the subprime crisis. It was experts who botched the Obamacare rollout. And, of course, the experts didn’t see Brexit coming, and seem to have responded mostly with injured pride and assaults on the intelligence of the electorate, rather than with constructive solutions.

    By its fruit the tree is known, and the tree of expertise hasn’t been doing well lately. As Nassim Taleb recently observed: “With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers.

    Then there’s the problem that, somehow, over the past half-century or so the educated classes that make up the “expert” demographic seem to have been doing pretty well, even as so many ordinary folks, in America and throughout the West, have seen their fortunes decaying. Is it any surprise that claims to authority in the form of “expertise” don’t carry the same weight that they once did? [snip]

    If expertise is dead, it’s because those who claimed it overplayed their hands. It’s not the death of expertise, so much as a suicide.

    Why then doesn’t Blair just go away instead of creating his “Institute for Global Change”? Is Blair hoping to be another “Clinton Global Initiative”? Go away Blair.

  • admin

    Lorac, the great womens movement of 2017:

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/781852/fury-change-change-rapist-moved-womens-jail-Jessica-Winfield

    A RAPIST has been moved to a women-only prison after having gender reassignment surgery to become female, it has been reported.

    Jessica Winfield, formerly known as Martin Ponting, was relocated to HMP Bronzefield in Ashford.

    The convicted rapist was previously held at top-security Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire, one of Britain’s toughest jails.

    Ten years ago Winfield complained of being victimised by staff and inmates being at that time a male transsexual.

    Winfield wrote to prisoners’ newspaper Inside Time to complain about being given a “hard time because of my sexuality, possibly through lack of understanding and empathy”.

    One of Ponting’s victims described the fact he was allowed a sex change as “diabolical”.

    She told the newspaper: “There are not enough words to describe him and the evil he has done.

    “It is diabolical they have allowed him to have a sex change and diabolical that he could be freed this year.

    “He may have changed physically but his brain is still the same.”

    A Prison Service spokesman said: “We do not comment on individuals.”

    John Pilley, also known as Jane Anne, made legal history in 1999 when he became the first inmate in England and Wales to be granted permission for a sex change operation.

    Pilley was serving life for attempted murder and kidnapping a woman taxi driver.

    John Pilley became the first inmate in England and Wale to be granted permission for a sex change

    It was later reported he decided to become a man again and was waiting to have his second operation on the NHS.

  • admin

    President Trump on his way to the House of Representatives to meet with all House Republicans at 9:00 a.m.

    Gorsuch hearings start at 9:30 a.m.

    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/324906-trump-storms-capitol-with-healthcare-plan-on-the-line

    On Tuesday morning, the president will head to Capitol Hill in an attempt to seal up House Republican support for the health insurance legislation, just two days before the most important congressional vote of his young presidency.

    “He’s been working. He’s the closer,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said Monday on MSNBC. “He knows how to put this together. He’s got great negotiating skills, and we’re coming together with it.”

    The conservative “Freedom Caucus” has moved from opposition to neutrality. The individual members will vote as they each see fit.

  • admin

    Gorsuch hearing:

  • gonzotx

    John Pilley is awaiting his second sex change, back to a male, all on NHS, the taxpayers dime…
    The world is truly insane.

  • Great Great!! Post Admin. 😀

  • A good question!!! 🙂

  • admin

    This Gorsuch hearing is a total bore.

    It’s not the fault of Gorsuch.

    At this point in our history we might as well get over these public hearings because they contribute nothing good, only bad theater.

    Gorsuch, like every nominee for the court since Ginsberg is mouthing platitudes (“No man is about the law!!!”) and drivel (“Precedent!). The Senators are the worst. They preen with questions they know Gorsuch has been prepared by teams of other lawyers – not to answer except with blah, blah.

    These confirmation hearings for Supreme Court are a waste because you have failed lawyers asking the very top type lawyers – so good they make it to Supreme Court consideration – to answer questions everyone knows the non-answers to weeks ahead of the hearing.

  • POTUS Trump on health care. 😀

  • gonzotx

    Judge Napolitano suspended from Fox for accusing obama of wiretapping of Trump through outside sources, the British…

    SH$T…

    Globalists all out attack, I don’t think it’s an accident NOQUARTER is down after Larry was on CNN this weekend either…

    http://www.thewrap.com/fox-news-benches-judge-andrew-napolitano-unfounded-trump-wiretap-accusations-report/

  • wbboei

    Admin/

    Here is what I find EXTREMELY disturbing . . .

    1. Comey announces that there is an ongoing investigation of Russian influence targeting Trump’s people.

    2. Comey announces that Obama did not spy on Trump, and yet—

    3. Comey refuses to say whether there is an ongoing investigation of the unlawful dissemination of information by those within the intelligence community to WashPo and NYT carries a 10 year sentence.

    What is the difference between 1 & 2, where he does disclose an ungoing investigation vs 3, where he refuses to do so?

    He says he was authorized to do so because of the extraordinary importance of 1 and 2.

    That raises a profound question: who authorized him to do so?

    Obviously, it was not someone in the chain of command.

    Why not?

    Because his direct boss is Sessions, and his bosses boss if Trump.

    Since both of them have been targeted as Russian agents, it is hard to believe they did so.

    Well . . . who then authorized him to do so?

    Who has that kind of power behind the scenes and beyond the democratic process?

    Who, who, who, who, and who, would that be???????

    At the end of the cross examination, after refused to confirm he was investigating leaks

    That suggests that these leaks were orchestrated by top people in the CIA.

    Trey Gowdy told Comey this too was a matter of extraordinary importance and merited similar acknowledgement.

    And he asked Comey to check with whoever he needed to check with to get authorization to do that as well.

    Rush Lindbaugh claims that Comey’s testimony was a warning to Trump by the military industrial complex

    That unless you stop trying to clean up the swamp, we will keep accusing you of being a Russian agent and get you impeached.

    Paul Craig Roberts suggests a similar view—and he says all the mainstream media have been in the pocket of the CIA

    The removal of anti globalist websites is a chilling confirmation of how devious the globalists are.

    And, lest we forget, a Supreme Court Justice warned Drudge that they are coming after you.

    I do not think this is fantasy. I think the threat to our country and everyone in it is real and palpable.

    It is imperative that we get Gorsuch on the court asap

    It is equally imperative that Trump fill these

  • wbboei

    It is equally imperative that Trump fill the second and third levels in the intelligence agencies asap.

  • wbboei

    The answer to my question is the international bankers.

    If it were the military industrial complex, Trump could never have beat up on Boeing, Lockeed, etc.

    They crashed the economic system with their improvident speculative behavior.

    Under the stimulus plan, they were allowed to privatize the profits and socialize the losses.

    And when they were indicted for fraud and other malfeasance by Preet, none of them saw one day in jail.

    And they through Soros and his confederates installed Obama, to do their bidding.

    “Give me control of a nation’s money supply and I care not who makes the laws”–Baron Von Rothschilde

  • gonzotx

    Wbb 1:11

    Agreed 100%. What I don’t get is the awful follow up questioning or the lack thereof by the Republicans on the committee
    I wish you were in charge of the committee.

    seems they don’t want the answers

    Hmmm

  • mcnorman

    Rep Stefanik

  • S

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-15/trump-s-wiretap-claims-are-bogus-but-he-s-still-onto-something

    Trump’s Wiretap Claims Are Bogus. But He’s Still Onto Something.

    March 15, 2017 5:18 PM EDT

    By
    Eli Lake

    The current scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s tweeted accusations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower is proof of what might be called the Salena Zito rule. Zito, of course, wrote the essay in the Atlantic how Trump’s supporters took him “seriously, but not literally,” whereas the press took him “literally, but not seriously.”

    This is a good way to understand the current state of the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s wild accusations against Barack Obama. Barring an unexpected turn of events, FBI director James Comey will confirm on Monday before the House Intelligence Committee that what Trump tweeted on March 4 was literally false. There was no authorized surveillance of Trump Tower.

    Nonetheless, there may be reason to take the gist of Trump’s tweet seriously. At least this is the upshot of the latest turn in the story. On Wednesday Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence panel, and that body’s ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff announced they were seeking information on how the identities of American citizens picked up in eavesdropping on foreign targets were unmasked in more widely disseminated intelligence reports.

    This is important because of the case of Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser. He resigned after the Washington Post reported on his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak, that took place after Trump’s victory but before his swearing in. At the time, the story was about how Flynn had not come clean about an element of those conversations, touching on sanctions just imposed on Russia.

    But another big part of that story is how the intercepted communications of an incoming national security adviser found its way into the newspaper. Earlier this month, Obama’s last director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said there were no Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants that he knew about targeting Trump or his campaign. This surely means that Flynn was caught on a wiretap of the Russian ambassador. Normally, the names of Americans “incidentally collected,” to use the intelligence community’s phrase, are redacted from reports that are sent out to senior government officials. Was Flynn’s name redacted in this case? If not, were summaries or transcripts of his conversation widely distributed within the government? Which would have made it easier to leak.

    That’s what Nunes and Schiff want to know. In a March 15 letter to the heads of the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency, they asked for the total number of times a U.S. person’s identity was unmasked between June 2016 and January 2017. They also want to know the names of any U.S. persons unmasked in incidental collection who were affiliated or part of the Trump or Hillary Clinton campaigns in this same period, and who inside the executive branch asked for these names to be unmasked.

    In Flynn’s case, there may be sound reasons for why his name was not redacted from intelligence reports. Adam Klein, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, told me Wednesday that it’s plausible to find a foreign intelligence justification for unmasking the identity of someone like Flynn. “That in and of itself is not necessarily improper,” he said. “But we should remember what is relevant for foreign intelligence purposes is in the eye of the beholder. Something that might seem innocent on its face, might appear more nefarious from the perspective of someone who views the incoming team’s policies with skepticism.”

    There is already some evidence to suggest Nunes and Schiff are onto something. On March 1, the New York Times reported that in the final days and weeks of the Obama administration, White House officials rushed to preserve and distribute intelligence on connections between Russia and Trump’s associates throughout the government. In practice this meant that raw intelligence was processed into analytical reports and classified at a relatively low level. “As Inauguration Day approached, Obama White House officials grew convinced that the intelligence was damning and that they needed to ensure that as many people as possible inside government could see it,” according to the Times.

    Did this raw intelligence include Flynn’s calls with the Russian ambassador? Depending on what Schiff and Nunes turn up, this could be a real scandal, particularly if the names of other Trump associates picked up in incidental surveillance were unmasked and distributed widely within the government.

    This would mean that the Obama administration had effectively short-circuited the FISA process by checking to see if Trump associates were picked up incidentally on existing surveillance, and then disseminating the take widely within the intelligence bureaucracy. That’s not the same as ordering — without court oversight — a targeted wiretap on Trump Tower. But it’s pretty serious, nonetheless.

  • admin

    Spicer on Rockville High School rape of girl by illegal immigrants:

  • admin

    President Trump is protecting America. When will the courts stop this outrage???

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39333424

    The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

    The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution.

    It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected.

    The British ban, announced hours after the American measure, is similar but applies to different airlines.
    Downing Street said airline passengers on 14 carriers would not be able to carry laptops in cabin luggage on inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

    The Turkish government said the US ban was wrong and should be reversed.

    When will the 9th Circus demand this blatant discrimination against technology be stopped??

  • jbstonesfan

    It’s quite typical that once in power another republican president’s own party will screw things up. The resistance from the left was well expected(albeit they are like rabid dogs), but for 6 yrs the GOP’ers have made the heart and soul of their message to repeal and replace, and now when push comes to shove, they will obstruct. I suspect the same for the wall.Overall crappy day as market tanked and the Gorsuch dog and pony show a complete embarrassment for anyone who understands judicial temperament and how utterly qualified this man is.

  • Tony Stark

    Looks like Larry Johnson’s website is completely down. Guess someone doesn’t like what he had to say about the British spying on Trump for Obama.

  • wbboei

    When will the 9th Circus demand this blatant discrimination against technology be stopped??
    ———–
    Shouldn’t take all that long.

    The ACLU has decided lap tops are a protected class.

    And the 9th circuit will soon decree that the Constitution protects terrorists, transgenders, and lap tops

    Which means that in the ninth circuit a transgender terrorist with a lap top is feted.

    The 9th circuit has also decided in dictum that the Constitution no longer applies to American citizens, only illegals.

    The ACLU and Southern Poverty Institute are especially pleased to here since it represents a culmination in their life’s work.

  • matthew77

    This is the sort of nonsense that makes me ashamed to be a Californian.

    U.S.-Mexico border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

    In the latest act of resistance against the Trump administration, the state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the project.

    “This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a nightmare.”

    The announcement of the proposal came on Monday, three days after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested proposals for “border wall prototypes.”

    Assembly Bill 946 would require the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System — the two largest public pension funds in the nation, with investments of $312 billion and $202 billion, respectively — to liquidate investments in any company involved with the wall’s construction within a year. It would also require the pension-fund management to report a list of those companies to the Legislature.

    Messages to state GOP lawmakers seeking comment were not returned Monday afternoon.

    The proposal will be carried by Ting and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, and Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella.

  • jbstonesfan

    Liberals boycott anything they disagree with with. They are far from “liberal” as the term I knew growing up and more like fascists.

  • lorac

    foxy – your video at 12:08

    Did you see the little Putin in the lower right hand corner, he was clapping for Trump lol

  • lorac

    Ohhhhh, Matthew!

    Speaking of CA, a CA politician wants to lower the penalty for an HIV person intentionally having sex with a unsuspecting partner from a felony to a misdemeanor. The law would also include people who knowingly give blood (not supposed to if have HIV) or donate breast milk. Because. He doesn’t want HIV people to feel stigmatized. Yes, better to infect innocent people than potentially hurt the feelings of the HIV people, when really they must know it only makes sense to protect others from their infection. Oy.

    Minority rights rule!!!! Wheeee!

  • lorac

    re my post 11:47 – it was on O’Reilly factor…

  • lorac

    Quinton Jackson‏ @alaskantexanQCT Jan 29

    My family is currently seeking “refugee status” from “war torn” Chicago. Can they get money, a car and free housing??

  • lorac

    This is horrendous – that video will be around forever and that girl will have to live with it out there… if they know 40 people were watching, can’t they identify the ISBs? There must be some law they broke, maybe even “accomplice”, since they did nothing to stop it. I think they should be charged with something…

    ———————

    A 15-year-old Chicago girl appeared to be the victim of a horrifying gang rape — by a group who streamed the attack on Facebook Live.

    None of the roughly 40 people who watched the video called police about the attack, investigators said. It’s the second time in months that Chicago police have investigated an apparent attack streamed live on Facebook.

    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was ‘visibly upset’ after seeing the video, according to reports.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/21/police-chicago-teen-apparently-gang-raped-on-facebook-live.html

  • lorac

    lol!

    ——————

    Charmian Neary‏ @CharmianNeary 2h2 hours ago

    Thinking of Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel ~
    and the fact that he’s had 3 more wives since he wrote it.

    #NationalPoetryDay

  • lorac

    Lo.‏ @mynameislo94 2h2 hours ago

    Feminists believe rape culture consists of white frat boys. I’m seeing more defense of illegal immigrants than the victim.

    #RockvilleRape

  • lorac

    Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews 2h2 hours ago

    .@IngrahamAngle: “The only crime that we know that has been committed definitively is leaking Mike Flynn’s name to the media.” #Hannity

  • jbstonesfan

    Why the market dropped yesterday..apparently some think the GOP should have gone for tax cuts before ACA reform:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/market-updates/nine-market-strategists-explain-the-big-drop-in-us-stocks-today/article34362112/

  • lorac

    Lu – are you on twitter? You might find this interesting

    Jason Nazar‏Verified account @jasonnazar Feb 7

    The Gender Pay Gap: See how much Women vs Men get paid in Tech. Thousands of real salaries by gender on @Comparably

    There’s an interesting drawing of the US and it shows how much less females make than males in tech jobs by state (not every state is in the drawing). AZ is the worst – women get 40.7% less than men in similar tech jobs.

    https://www.comparably.com/w

    Here’s the link, but it doesn’t lead right to that same information….

  • lorac

    Deplorable Zilla 🇺🇸‏ @deplorablezilla 4h4 hours ago

    The left gets outraged when they think Trump is violating women’s rights. But they allow illegals to violate women’s rights.

    #RockvilleRape

  • lorac

    lol!

    ——————

    Deplorable Zilla 🇺🇸‏ @deplorablezilla 4h4 hours ago

    The left gets outraged when they think Trump is violating women’s rights. But they allow illegals to violate women’s rights.

    #RockvilleRape

  • lorac

    I know environmentalists must be standing up against illegal immigration for the sake of the desert… oh.. wait…

    ——————————-

    Trumpazona‏ @trumpazona Mar 19

    Decades of illegals crossing our borders have devastated the fragile ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert. Miles of trail like this in Arizona

    (there’s an accompanying photo of the desert with discarded clothing and garbage everywhere)

  • lorac

    PolitixGal‏ @PolitixGal 28m28 minutes ago

    PolitixGal Retweeted 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby 🖕🏻
    Dumb as a Rock: Meals on Wheels only gets 3% of its budget from the govt. 97% comes from private donors. Why don’t YOU donate to them?

    ————

    Alex Witoslawski‏ @ajwitoslawski Mar 19

    $248,437= what Meals on Wheels gets in gov’t grants

    $248,063= what leftists donated on Kickstarter to create a Bernie Sanders action figure

  • lorac

    Interesting article about giraffes…

    Female giraffes give birth standing up. Their young endure a rather rude welcome into the world by falling more than 5 feet to the ground at birth. These infants can stand in half an hour and run with their mothers an incredible ten hours after birth.

    snip

    Bulls sometimes battle one another by butting their long necks and heads. Such contests aren’t usually dangerous and end when one animal submits and walks away.

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/g/giraffe/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20170321an-giraffe&utm_campaign=Content&sf64697857=1

  • lorac

    I have hit 50 followers on twitter. I’m just a hop skip and jump away from those who have tens of thousands of followers! 🙂

  • lorac

    Deadly silence from Dems on Hillary’s 2020 plans

    But the former secretary of state may run again because she is “delusional” and is convinced that becoming the first female president of the United States is her destiny, he said.

    Either she tricked us about having political acumen in 2008, or she had brain damage and has lost it. Trump will have accomplished a lot that people want, illegal immigrants will be gone and not voting, more people will have Trumpsters (not necessarily Republican) and it’s just not going to happen for her. Maybe politicians need to sit down with regular people in the other party to get a glimpse outside their bubble. It just blows me away if this is true that she wants to run again.

    This below doesn’t make sense to me – if she declared she was running in 2020, she’d start criticizing Trump, and be facing then the same threat that the admin would be motivated to investigate her…

    “She has not been a full-throated critic (of Trump) in the same way that Bernie Sanders, and especially Elizabeth Warren and the far left-wing of the party has,” he said. “She feels, and perhaps accurately, that the current Justice Department, under Jeff Sessions and the FBI would be urged and politically put under pressure by the White House to reopen some of these investigations, especially into her relationship with the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/deadly-silence-from-dems-on-hillarys-2020-plans/#RR6zbSBr41DMcEKG.99

  • lorac

    correction –

    more people will have become Trumpsters (not necessarily Republican)

  • Mormaer

    lorac
    March 22, 2017 at 1:57 am

    You should see what the invading horde do to south Texas ranch and hunting land along the border and miles and miles inland. Garbage and BONES. There are so many skeletons that they don’t even call them in to the coroner or sheriff because the county residents and taxpayers cannot afford to pay for autopsies and burials of so many. Unless it is on a road or a public place the corpses are just ignored then scattered by animals. And abandoned houses, barns, hunting cabins everywhere because the cartels have open season to intimidate and terrorize anyone who may observe what they do. The open border cretins are threatening environmental lawsuits and to fight condemnation for the wall. All of the land is worthless unless the cartels and Mexico (same thing really) are pushed out. Then you have the marijuana grows on private, state and federal forest lands. The cartels leave toxic waste dumps in those that get into the watershed. The progressive greenies never say a world about this grotesque pollution and ruination of sensitive natural habitat.

  • Mormaer

    Body Language: Wiretap Hearing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZhYpuJgj4E

    This is very amusing. I am terrible at video body language deciphering but pretty good at it in person. Gowdy lays it out to the jury and Comey body signals and “tells” who is leaking. Admiral Rogers looks like he is in the principal’s office. LOL. Watch their hands.

  • Venus

    Found an article I think everyone here will enjoy on Sultan Knish.
    Money quote:

    President Trump has made it clear that in response to these attacks, he will directly challenge Obama. And that breaks down Obama’s entire plan of using proxies to do his dirty work while he gives inspiring speeches. Trump will not let Obama get away with attacking him and then hiding behind phony idealism. And he intends to make the Obama machine into the issue in these attacks.

    Obama’s plan involved a gradual emergence to deliver more sanctimonious lectures about “who we are”. It did not involve getting directly into a fight with Trump. But, as his other opponents discovered, Trump doesn’t give you a choice.

    The favorite quote of Clinton’s damage control man Chris Lehane came from Mike Tyson. “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Obama’s people like to think that this is what they’ve done to Republicans, Iran Deal opponents, police officers and even President Trump. But Trump is showing them what the expression really means.

    Obama had a plan. Then Trump punched him in the mouth.

    Read the whole thing at link
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.ca/2017/03/trump-vs-obama.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29&m=1

  • holdthemaccountable

    Fox and I (but mostly Fox) have been stirring the #RockvilleRape pot
    http://twitter.com/foxandfriends/status/844490485964124161
    Lucky Trump
    Lucky us.

  • President Trump is right again. 😀

  • gonzotx

    UK Parliament, another attack by the religion of peace. Driving a 4×4, mowing down at least 8 people and then wielding a knike

    Business as usual.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/22/gunshots-heard-outside-parliament/

  • wbboei

    Venus
    March 22, 2017 at 7:56 am
    ————
    Love it!

  • jeswezey

    And today (March 22) is my birthday! A note of optimism:

    Hints of reality are dawning in Trump’s world

    Philosopher-novelist Umberto Eco once declared that we always come up against a “hard core of Being” and “lines of outer resistance” that tell us when we are talking rubbish or acting nonsensically.

    There was a time not so long ago when some were wondering bleakly if Donald Trump may be exempt from this precept. During the campaign he piled lie upon lie, bigotry upon bigotry, slander upon slander – and still won.

    We were told, absurdly, to take him “seriously but not literally”, as if all the talk of a Muslim ban, Mexican rapists, and locking up his opponent was mere knockabout. During the transition, the former CIA director James Woolsey said it was all just part of Trump’s “shtick” (Woolsey then left the transition team in January).

    Now, with the utmost caution, I venture to think that after two months in office the president is at last starting to encounter some of Eco’s “lines of outer resistance”. Though unencumbered by a sense of constitutional duty or a responsibility to tell the truth, he is now, I think, gradually realizing that reality cannot be shaped by caprice.

    (1) One example: his new executive order on immigration, reframed after the original version was struck down. The White House had high hopes for this fresh draft. But a court again froze the proposed ban on new visas for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and the accompanying suspension of refugee admissions.

    Most striking about the Hawaiian decision was the judge’s insistence that the ban be seen in the context of stated intention rather than in isolation. Judge Watson cited the campaign statement that “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”, and Rudy Giuliani’s subsequent statement in a TV interview that “when [Trump] first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban’. He called me up. He said, ‘Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally.’ ” This, Watson concluded, was clear evidence of “religious animus” still lurking beneath the wording of the redrafted order.

    What Trump now faces is a judiciary that refuses to play along with the inconvenient fictions that some of his advisers still call “shtick”. The courts take him seriously – as president – but also literally – as a politician who auctions venom and falsehoods. The consequence is that, thus far, the travel ban has been thwarted.

    (2) In his floundering healthcare strategy, Trump is also bashing his head against the “hard core of Being”. On the campaign trail, he promised that nobody would lose medical coverage. The CBO, though, says an estimated 24 million Americans will do just that by 2026 as a consequence of the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

    Days after his election, Trump also bragged on CBS’ 60 Minutes that “it’ll be better healthcare, much better, for less money”. Again, this is simply not the case. If the congressional proposals endorsed by Trump are implemented, huge numbers of Americans – especially the elderly – will pay more for medical treatment, and no sign of better healthcare.

    (3) The “lines of outer resistance” come to the fore again on the geopolitical stage. Peter Westmacott (former British ambassador) argues that the Trump administration risked “gratuitously damaging” the indispensable relationship between the British and American intelligence agencies by repeating the ludicrous claim that GCHQ was somehow tasked by the Obama administration to wiretap Trump’s communications.

    Since such a claim also implied that Obama circumvented the Prime Minister and dealt deviously with British Intelligence behind her back, Trump got a rebuke from Theresa May too.

    The conspicuous refusal of the president and his officials to apologise for this transatlantic mudslinging shows only how crude their understanding of diplomatic and supranational reality is.

    (4) Also look at Trump’s tweet on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money to NATO” and that “the United States must be paid more for the powerful, very expensive defense it provides”.

    This shows a childish understanding of the Atlantic alliance. As Ivo Daalder (former US representative to NATO) was quick to point out: “Sorry, Mr President, that’s not how [it] works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending NATO. This is not a financial transaction, where NATO countries pay the US to defend them.”

    President Trump’s petulant demands for compensation are the stuff of fantasy. Stamp his foot as he may, the “lines of resistance” that define geopolitical reality can’t be changed at whim. Yes, they shift and shudder under the sustained pressure of global forces. But institutions such as NATO cannot be transformed on Twitter – not even by the US president.

    Now, these four items are actually a sign of hope for me. I don’t want to overstate the scope of Trump’s recent encounters with the irreducible facts. After all, he still resides mostly in the Mar-a-Lago of his mind, a swampy cognitive space where he perceives the world as he wants it to be: –

    Such as on Friday, when a German journalist asked him why he’s so scared of diversity in the media that he speaks so often about fake news, and pull out things such as wiretapping that “in the end, cannot be proven”. Trump’s response was to scorn her as “a nice, friendly reporter” and evade the question entirely by boasting of the US’s growing strength.

    So, while there is hope, I am still not claiming there has been a complete breakthrough of reality into the carapace of populist delusion, but only a few chinks of light. Or, to reverse the metaphor, the onslaught of oceanic waves driven by the sociopathic belief that he can say and do what he likes with impunity are starting to crash upon the rocky shores of reality.

    There is nothing to celebrate yet, no cause to relax, no outcome assured. But optimistically, I just want to say that I think we’re approaching the end of the beginning.

  • gonzotx

    Intel Chairman Devin Nunes: President-Elect Trump Was Under Surveillance By Obama Intel Community…

    Posted by Sundance

    The House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, held a brief press conference (video also included below) at approximately 1:00pm EDT and stated he has been provided intelligence reports brought to him by unnamed sources include ‘significant information’ about President-Elect Trump and his transition team.

    1.) …”On numerous occasions the [Obama] intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.”

    2.) “Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration; details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.”

    3.) “Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition members were unmasked.”

    4.) “Fourth and finally, I want to be clear; none of this surveillance was related to Russia, or the investigation of Russian activities, or of the Trump team.

    “The House Intelligence Committee will thoroughly investigate surveillance and its subsequent dissemination, to determine a few things here that I want to read off:”

    “Who was aware of it?”
    “Why it was not disclosed to congress?”
    “Who requested and authorized the additional unmasking?”
    “Whether anyone directed the intelligence community to focus on Trump associates?”
    “And whether any laws, regulations or procedures were violated?”
    “I have asked the Directors of the FBI, NSA and CIA to expeditiously comply with my March 15th letter -that you all received a couple of weeks ago- and to provide a full account of these surveillance activities.”

    Chairman Nunes said he has briefed House Speaker Paul Ryan earlier today and stated he will soon brief the White House. ‘It’s all classified information,’ he said, and ‘has nothing to do with any criminal investigation. This is normal incidental collection, at least from what I was able to read.’

    Nunes told reporters he was bothered by ‘why people would need to know that about President-Elect Trump or his transition team.’ But he declined to declare that the CIA, FBI or NSA was ‘spying’ on Trump.

    “It all depends on one’s definition of spying.” … “I’m not going to get into legal definitions here, but clearly I have a concern.

  • S

    Breaking

    Rep Nunes press briefing ‘Trump was under survelience’ hell is breaking loose

    Nunes must have all that prior info that was given to Comey over the years which shows DT and his family have been under survelience…

    he can’t say that it did not go up to the O chain…

    he has asked the CIA, FBI, NSA etc for all their reports

    info on Trump did not reach the foreign intelligence level…still do not know who unmasked various names in over the dozen reports Nunes has seen and there are many more

  • Felix_the_Infidel

    As the shit hits the fan I wonder, who is the fall-guy going to be? My money is on Lynch.

  • Yes he was wire tapped!!! 👿

  • wbboei

    still do not know who unmasked various names in over the dozen reports Nunes has seen and there are many more
    ——-
    my guess is that it is the stuff Corsi got from law enforcement.

    If that is it then it shows that Trump and his family were under federal government surveillance from 2004 forward.

    It also show that millions of other Americans have been under surveillance during that time too, and it lists their names.

    Copies of this report were given the the White House last week, and to congress this week.

    If that is the report referred to.

    A showing that the feds have millions of Americans under surveillance creates a bit of a sticky wicket for Obama.

    Unless–he knew nothing about it and found out about it the same time we did when he read it in the newspaper

  • S

    Nunes was just on with Tapper
    Nunes said the dozens of reports he just saw that inc PDT & his team are all AFTER he was elected

    He went on to say that DT was not aware of the info nunes gave him and nunes went on to say that he didn’t think the American people would be happy about what was in the reports

    Nunes also said as of now the fbi is not co-operating & making this info available for PDT to see

    Imo…Something really wrong with comey & his fbi
    Something strange going on there which needs transparency…comey starting to look diabolical

  • S

    Issa talking about the 702 and how that is not supposed to be a back door way to spy on people…this could have happened

  • blowme0bama

    S

    March 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Breaking

    Rep Nunes press briefing ‘Trump was under survelience’ hell is breaking loose

    Nunes must have all that prior info that was given to Comey over the years which shows DT and his family have been under survelience…

    he can’t say that it did not go up to the O chain…

    he has asked the CIA, FBI, NSA etc for all their reports

    info on Trump did not reach the foreign intelligence level…still do not know who unmasked various names in over the dozen reports Nunes has seen and there are many more
    __________________________________________

    This is the sort of thing which results in mysterious suicides in the swamp.

  • wbboei

    Imo…Something really wrong with comey & his fbi
    Something strange going on there which needs transparency…comey starting to look diabolical
    —————
    Dirty cop trying to cover his tracks.

  • gonzotx

    Twitter Trey Yingst

    BREAKING: Chairman Nunes tells me that President Trump’s general use of wiretapping as surveillance was correct

  • Lu4PUMA

    Well today has been a day of horrors. The islamic horror in London for one and more news on the death of David Rockefeller. It seems that he died at 101 as a result of his 7th heart transplant. Us peasants can’t get one after 70.

    He had his 6th heart transplant at 99 and it was considered a failure, too. Can you imagine letting all those people die waiting for hear transplants while this monster had multiple failed transplants at 100 years old. I guess he really did not want to meet his maker.

    If this is not a clear example of the degenerate elite, I do not know what is.

    Old man Bush is monstrous, too. Him, Sorfeld and Murdoch. Transplants and transfusions, like some kind of horror movie.

    Lucky Trump.

  • blowme0bama

    Well, I don’t know what game Comey is playing, but he is DEFINITELY a weasel.

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