Thanksgiving For Trump – President Donald J. Trump

Yeah, we’re kinda pissed off with President Trump.

Today President Trump continued the charade tradition of past presidents and he “pardoned” two turkeys. It’s a tired charade and frankly unworthy of a president.

We wanted President Trump to come out and declare “I am not pardoning these two turkeys by the name of Wishbone and Drumstick. Instead I order them to be served as dinner on Thanksgiving Day. I just can’t wait to sink my jaws on Drumstick and make a wish for tax reform legislation to pass using Wishbone’s very bones to help make my wish come true.”



President Trump disappointed us and did a humdrum pardon of the two fat birds. Our consolation prize is that President Donald J. Trump managed to get a dig in against the biggest and ugliest turkey ever to occupy the White House:

Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.

Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.

“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Hey, you can’t always get what you want, but we got what we needed. What we needed was a reminder, not much of a reminder because we do remember every single day, to give thanks, for the election of Donald J. Trump.

It was a glorious day when President Trump was elected. It’s a glorious day every day when we wake up and realize we have an American President who cares about America, puts America and us first, and does not plot every day to destroy America as you-know-who did.

Yes, there is a lot to be thankful for this first year of the great Trump election. We wrote a big article on the Judge Roy Moore race for publication today but instead we will postpone that one in order that we may all give thanks for the little and big things that happened to us since the last Thanksgiving Day when we praised the Lord we had survived the horrors of the Barack Obama years.

Since Thanksgiving Day 2016 we have witnessed the fall of huge chunks of the vile leftists who hid behind their claims of creative class rights to assault women. But that is best left to our article on Judge Roy Moore. Suffice for now to quote Matt Drudge’s headline “Charlie Rose, Charlie Fell”. Chortle, giggle, giggle.

Okay, we can’t exactly wait until our Judge Roy Moore article to ask a question about Barack Obama and Nancy Pelousy and all the Democrats who ran congress for many years: Where were they and why did they allow the attackers of women like John Conyers to pay settlements with taxpayer dollars to women they assaulted/harassed? Let’s have investigations, special prosecutors, to ask why Nancy Pelousy, Harry Reid, and Obama Dimocrats did nothing to stop the sexual assaults when they were in charge. Oh Happy Day to ask such and many more questions on this year’s Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving. Thank you to the Almighty who raised up this imperfect vessel called Donald J. Trump to be our Gideon. Thank you Hollywood leftists for all the entertainments of scandals and depravities which we will all soon know about as you expose yourselves to be the loathsome reptiles you are to all the world.

To those that elected President Trump, we drink to you, the Salt of the Earth:

Say a prayer for the common foot soldier
Spare a thought for his back breaking work
Say a prayer for his wife and his children
Who burn the fires and who still till the earth



Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless America!

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  1. From the pig Chris Matthews, some intelligence:

    http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/chris-matthews-goes-off-on-the-democratic-party/

    Chris Matthews Goes Off on the Democratic Party

    Liberal talker takes shots at Pelosi, Schumer, says Clinton ‘deplorables’ comment a big mistake — Dems have lost patriotism

    Chris Matthews gave it to the Democrats on Saturday in a talk at the Miami Book Fair, saying they’ve lost their connection to white working people, and had better try to get it back.

    “You know, ever since we started this Archie Bunker thing in the early ’70s, making fun of white working people, we kissed them goodbye,” he said. “You make fun of people, you look down on them? They get the message. You call them deplorables? They hear it. You bet they hear it. You say they cling to their guns and their religion? Oh yeah, I cling to my religion. OK. I’m a little person, and you’re a big person. Thank you, I’ll be voting for the other guy this time.” [snip]

    “Our leaders, and I’m not just pointing to the one at the top, I’m talking about all the ones in Congress, they read out statements written by staff people who are bored to death,” he said. “Cold toast. That’s what we get from these people.”

    And then he named names.

    “The other day when Trump came out with that tax bill of his, Pelosi said, or was it Chuck Schumer — it doesn’t matter who reads this stuff, it’s the same words — ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme.’ Oh, you original little person,” said Matthews. “I am so tired of these people. Say something human. Say something that means something to you. Relate to people about what this tax thing will mean to their lives. They don’t even bother. It’s too much work. They’re too busy raising money, kissing ass, which is what they do.”

  2. I guess the tingle has left his leg? Really? I don’t believe it , Chris is a pompous a$$..
    But I had to repost this from the last thread

    Admin, will you embed the video at this link?

    There is a video at this link that will make your skin crawl as the Left intellectuals try to bludgeon this undergrad for having the audacity to try to present two side of the story… you see they aren’t interested in truth, only their own disgusting propaganda

    Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and teaching assistant Lindsay

    http://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-wlus-contemptible-conduct-proof-of-intellectual-assault-underway-on-campuses

  3. GonzoTx, there is no embed code at that page so we can’t put up the video at your link.

    Here’s your consolation prize:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/20/revealed-top-democrat-paid-off-sexual-harassment-accuser-with-27k-in-taxpayer-money/?utm_source=site-share

    A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances,” according to a new report.

    The congressman, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, is described as a serial sexual harasser who would prey on his female staffers in sworn affidavits signed by four of his former staffers. BuzzFeed News first reported the bombshell allegations and accompanying settlement after right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich provided the website with the documents.

    One former female employee filed a complaint with the Congressional Office Of Compliance in 2014, alleging that she was fired for rebuffing Conyers’ sexual advances. It was that employee who eventually received a $27,111.75 settlement in 2015, in exchange for a confidentiality agreement. The congressman did not admit to fault as part of the settlement agreement.

    “In her complaint, the former employee said Conyers repeatedly asked her for sexual favors and often asked her to join him in a hotel room. On one occasion, she alleges that Conyers asked her to work out of his room for the evening, but when she arrived the congressman started talking about his sexual desires,” BuzzFeed reported. “She alleged he then told her she needed to ‘touch it,’ in reference to his penis, or find him a woman who would meet his sexual demands.”

    Conyers regularly made sexual advances on female staffers and would ask them for sexual favors, according to the affidavits signed by his former staffers. “Rep. Conyers strongly postulated that the performing of personal service or favors would be looked upon favorably and lead to salary increases or promotions,” one former employee said in an affidavit.

    He also allegedly abused taxpayer funds to shuttle in women with whom he had sexual relationships.

    One of my duties while working for Rep. Conyers was to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources,” one affidavit states. Another staffer told BuzzFeed that Conyers, who is the longest-serving congressman, used taxpayer funds to fly women into see him.

    The bombshell allegations come just days after it was revealed that the Congressional Office Of Compliance spent $17 million of taxpayer funding on harassment settlements, including for sexual harassment.

    Where was Nancy Pelousy? Protectors of women, bah.

  4. http://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-plan-nationwide-operation-targeting-food-service-chain-over-undocumented-workers

    Feds Plan Nationwide Operation Targeting Food Service Chain Over Undocumented Workers
    The forthcoming ICE operation is the surest sign to date that the Trump administration is ramping up ‘worksite enforcement.

    Federal agents are planning to conduct a major worksite enforcement operation at a national food service chain in the coming weeks, according to an internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) document reviewed by The Daily Beast.

    The current plan is focused on employers who exploit undocumented workers by illegally paying them below the minimum wage. The operation will target locations around the country and will likely result in charges of “harboring illegal aliens,” according to an ICE official.

    “These people are basically being used as slave labor,” said the official, who spoke to The Daily Beast anonymously because he was not permitted to discuss impending operations on the record.

    The plans detailed in the document are the strongest indication to date that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are increasing what’s called “worksite enforcement”—meaning, efforts to prosecute people who employ undocumented immigrants. As with all complex law enforcement operations, there’s a chance this one is altered or even scuttled. If it does go according to plan, however, it will be the first major worksite enforcement action of an administration that has promised to prioritize this core ICE mission.

    The food service industry is a particularly ripe target, with The Migration Policy Institute estimating that about 9 percent of food service workers in the U.S. are undocumented.

    According to the plans, the operation will focus on franchise owners who exploit undocumented workers. The agency has already done preliminary investigations and picked targets, the Daily Beast has learned.

  5. Conyers is Black, he’s got that card to play, and he will, and I hate to repeat this, Black is thicker than truth in most cases…

    I made a mistake in above thread,
    The teacher was a grad assistant of course, not undergrad

  6. admin: Wonderful salutation for Thanksgiving..
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I am thankful Donald J. Trump was elected our president instead of that insane Clinton woman… We now are sure there is a God. When America was founded, it was founded by our Fathers in his name…

    …………………………..
    This will NOT be the drumbeat heard on Big Media…

    This piece is just a sliver of what should be discussed about Mueller’s motives and that of
    his merry accomplices playing “LIAR’s POKER”!!!

    ……………..

    Alan Dershowitz: Mueller Is ‘Going Well Beyond His Authority as Prosecutor

    Alan Dershowitz warned that the special counsel appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia is turning constitutional actions into crimes.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” the Harvard law professor emeritus and lifelong Democrat told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Monday.

    Mueller has requested documents from the Justice Department regarding the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe. He is scheduled to interview several White House officials.

    “The president is entitled to fire the head of the FBI,” Dershowitz said. “The president is entitled to direct his attorney general who to investigate, who not to.”

    “That’s what the law has been since Thomas Jefferson,” he added, saying that if we want to change it we must do so in the legislative arena, not through a prosecutor.

    “I don’t see that the prosecutor should have a right to turn a constitutionally protected act of the president into a crime by speculating on what his motive might have been,” he stated.

    “These are political sins if they are sins at all. They are not crimes.”

    “He’s going to do the domino game,” Dershowitz predicted. He explained that Mueller will indict someone close to the president on an unrelated matter and then press them for more information about Trump and Russia.

    This is dangerous because sometimes those targeted in such a way exaggerate, Dershowitz said, because they know that “the better the evidence, the sweeter the deal.”

    The lawyer said he believes no investigation into either President Trump or Hillary Clinton is warranted, but a bipartisan commission to investigate Russian influence on elections is.

    video at link:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/20/alan-dershowitz-special-counsel-going-well-beyond-his-authority-prosecutor

    ……………….

    President Trump needs guidance from Dershowitz enabling him to direct his erstwhile AG Jeff Sessions on his responsibilities. (And quit pussyfooting around with poor Jeffy! If he continues to be Lost in Space.
    rescue him and relocate him to another post within your cabinet..)

  7. admin: Wonderful salutation for Thanksgiving..
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I am thankful Donald J. Trump was elected our president instead of that insane Clinton woman… We now are sure there is a God. When America was founded, it was founded by our Fathers in his name…

    …………………………..
    This will NOT be the drumbeat heard on Big Media…

    This piece is just a sliver of what should be discussed about Mueller’s motives and that of
    his merry accomplices playing “LIAR’s POKER”!!!

    ……………..

    Alan Dershowitz: Mueller Is ‘Going Well Beyond His Authority as Prosecutor

    Alan Dershowitz warned that the special counsel appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia is turning constitutional actions into crimes.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” the Harvard law professor emeritus and lifelong Democrat told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Monday.

    Mueller has requested documents from the Justice Department regarding the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe. He is scheduled to interview several White House officials.

    “The president is entitled to fire the head of the FBI,” Dershowitz said. “The president is entitled to direct his attorney general who to investigate, who not to.”

    “That’s what the law has been since Thomas Jefferson,” he added, saying that if we want to change it we must do so in the legislative arena, not through a prosecutor.

    “I don’t see that the prosecutor should have a right to turn a constitutionally protected act of the president into a crime by speculating on what his motive might have been,” he stated.

    “These are political sins if they are sins at all. They are not crimes.”

    “He’s going to do the domino game,” Dershowitz predicted. He explained that Mueller will indict someone close to the president on an unrelated matter and then press them for more information about Trump and Russia.

    This is dangerous because sometimes those targeted in such a way exaggerate, Dershowitz said, because they know that “the better the evidence, the sweeter the deal.”

    The lawyer said he believes no investigation into either President Trump or Hillary Clinton is warranted, but a bipartisan commission to investigate Russian influence on elections is.

    video at link:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/20/alan-dershowitz-special-counsel-going-well-beyond-his-authority-prosecutor

    ……………….

    President Trump needs guidance from Dershowitz enabling him to direct his erstwhile AG Jeff Sessions on his responsibilities. (And quit pussyfooting around with poor Jeffy! If he continues to be Lost in Space.
    rescue him and relocate him to another post within your cabinet..)

  8. Merkel is toast:

    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/11/21/six-syrian-asylum-seekers-arrested-germany-christmas-terror-plot/

    On Tuesday, Christian Hartwig, a spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, said that 500 police officers had stormed eight apartments in the German cities of Essen, Hanover, Kassel and Leipzig in early morning raids, and arrested the suspects. The men, ages 20 to 28, had been posing as refugees, Mr. Hartwig said.

    He said the men were suspected of acting on behalf of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and were planning an attack using weapons or explosives. They had arrived in Germany between December 2014 and September 2015, he added, a period when millions of refugees were heading to Europe. All six had applied for asylum, though Mr. Hartwig did not say if they had been granted that status.

  9. WHAT HAPPENED? (another book might be on the way)

    ………………

    The Harvey Weinstein-ing of Bill and Hillary Clinton is Well Underway

    Today’s Campaign Update

    (Because The Campaign Never Ends)

    Liberal icons continue to fall to revelations that they have abused women in the past. I would have said “allegations” rather than “revelations”, but hey, I’ve been told that all these women must be believed. Liberals made these rules, and now they must live with them, even as it becomes painfully obvious that the issue of sexual harassment is mainly an issue among liberals preying on liberals.

    Yesterday alone, the roster of liberal sexual abusers grew with the addition of these names: Democrat Cong. John Conyers; very, very haughty liberal CBS/PBC fake news man Charlie Rose; NY Times White House fake reporter Glenn Thrush; leftwing movie director Oliver Stone; Senator Al Franken was accused by a third woman; even Bill Clinton had four more women come out and accuse him of sexual abuse. Folks, that’s just one day in liberal sex abuse world.

    Don’t think this is all, or that we are even nearing the end of these revelations. The reality is that this deal is just getting started in earnest where politicians are concerned. I haven’t noted it here to this point, but it was revealed last week that congress has for the last 20 years had a process for sexual harassment allegations in place that requires accusers to sign non-disclosure agreements and go through 30 days of mandatory “counseling” before moving forward with formal claims.

    Over the last two decades, even this process, which strongly discourages the victim from moving forward, has resulted in congressional payouts of more than $15 million to victims of sexual abuse. John Conyers is just the tip of the iceberg where that’s concerned, trust me.

    We’ve also just begun to scratch the surface where Bill Clinton is concerned. The four women who accused the former President yesterday were all employees of billionaire Ron Burkel, with whom Clinton spent years flying around the world with a gaggle of young women during the early 2000’s. Clinton also made dozens of flights on private jet of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who owned a private island known as ‘Orgy Island’ during the same time period. What do you think he was doing with his pal Jeff?

    Guess who else was a big pal of Mr. Epstein: That’s right – Kevin Spacey, who himself stands accused of pedophilia by a covey of actors! See how this all starts to tie together? It doesn’t take a genius to see what our nation has ahead of it in the coming weeks and months, as all the people who have spent the last quarter century covering up for the Clintons wake up to the realization that they have lost their power and influence.

    One such person is New York Senator Kirstin Gillebrand, and….

    read more at link…

    http://dbdailyupdate.com/index.php/2017/11/21/the-harvey-weinstein-ing-of-bill-and-hillary-clinton-is-well-underway/

  10. admin
    November 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    Merkel is toast:
    …….

    Yes, admin, I was a happy camper this am reading about Merkel’s declining prospects for the future…
    Hillary’s twin should retire permanently…

  11. Well worth repeating:
    ‘Mrs. Smith1 November 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm
    ‘admin: Wonderful salutation for Thanksgiving..
    ‘Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    ‘I am thankful Donald J. Trump was elected our president
    ‘instead of that insane Clinton woman… We now are sure there
    ‘is a God. When America was founded, it was founded by our
    ‘Fathers in his name…” ‘

    TCM reran “Plymouth Adventure” Sunday. Having President Trump makes watching it new again.
    Credits and more: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045039/

  12. Mrs. Smith1
    November 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Dershowitz would make a far better AG than Sessions.

  13. HoldThemAccountable, we saw Plymouth Adventure this weekend also. We have had it on before but this time we really watched it without distraction. It is a very good film especially because the special effects are not CGI but actual special effects. The broken beam scene is very well done as are the storms.

    Plymouth Adventure we never paid much attention to, other than the action sequences, because we always assumed it was one of those celebratory pictures without much substance. But Plymouth Adventure is substantive. The film is not a rah-rah film. The film gives a good portrayal of the rather grating personalities of the pilgrims and the profit motive for others in coming to the new world.

    Spencer Tracy is typically good in his role as the captain of the Mayflower. We like how Tracy explains all the machinations of the business interests and the commercial interests and manipulations by the trading companies such as the Virginia Trading Company. The love stories are good too.

    If we have any criticism of the film is that the brutal hardships of the pilgrims that first winter is passed over rather quickly. The native Americans however get good press in this film. All in all, Plymouth Adventure is a good watch.

  14. Next Thanksgiving we know what we will be writing about:

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-spending-cuts-welfare-reform-come-next/

    Trump: Spending Cuts, Welfare Reform Come Next

    President Trump is going to Florida for the Thanksgiving, but he says he’ll be “working very hard” while he’s there.

    At the start of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, Trump plugged the Republican tax plan, then said spending cuts and welfare reform are next on the list:

    We’re working to reduce wasteful government spending,” Trump said. “We’ll be working on healthcare, infrastructure, and welfare reform. We’re looking very strongly at welfare reform, and that will all take place right after taxes — very soon, very shortly after taxes. So we’ll be submitting plans on healthcare, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform — which is desperately needed in our country — soon after taxes.”

  15. This Gary Cohn is the Judas Iscariot of the Trump administration. His latest sin was making a big joke in front of bankers, by aborting a phone call with the president, pretending he had lost transmission. This guy has no loyalty and has no personal honor. I hope General Kelly deals with him in an appropriate manner, like a final warning of some sort, next time you fuck up Gary you will be fired for insubordination. No employee is indispensable and least dispensable of all is one who has zero loyalty to the commander and chief.

  16. Gary Cohen is a punk and I can’t understand his still being with Trump

    He needs to go out the door with Tillerson

  17. I am getting into the holiday season. I want to wish Conyers and Rose and Halperin and CK and Thrush and St. Harvey and the deep state denisons awaiting indictment and the scum of the earth NYT and Washpo a Thanksgiving they will remember for the rest of their days. No pardons please for these Turkeys. Only the oven followed by a carving knife below the belt. What was good enough for Peter Abelard is good enough for these dispreputables.

  18. http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/%E2%80%98megyn-kelly-today%E2%80%99-on-track-to-deliver-nbc%E2%80%99s-worst-sweeps-ratings-since-2000/ar-BBFvOOj?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

    It’s no secret that former Fox News host Megyn Kelly has been struggling in the ratings since transitioning to daytime television at NBC. New data from Nielsen, however, suggests the picture grimmer than most realize.

    While the month isn’t over yet, Kelly is on track to deliver historically low numbers for the critical November sweeps period. In fact, if things stay where they are, Kelly will log the lowest sweeps numbers of any period since NBC’s “Today” franchise first claimed the 9 a.m. hour in 2000. And we’re not just talking about the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic or total viewers — we’re talking about both the key demo and overall audience members. The dismal ratings appraisal even holds up when looking at adults 18-49.

    Numbers reported Monday, when analyzed by TheWrap, reveal that Kelly has averaged just 699,000 daily viewers month-to-date so far among the 25-54 year-old demographic. Among 18-49 year-olds, the numbers shrink further with just 548,000 average daily viewers. Overall, the show logged 2.296 million viewers on average. All three of those metrics represent steep declines and a continued gradual drop-off that has persisted for the nettlesome 9 a.m hour since it’s turn-of-the-century launch. [snip]

    While the 7 and 8 a.m. hours were also down, the drop-off was not as significant as Kelly’s 9 a.m. slot. [snip]

    The show has been regularly mocked since its launch in September for silly segments, or missteps from Kelly, who — for example — opened an interview with Jane Fonda in September with a question about her plastic surgery.

    “We really want to talk about that right now?” snapped Fonda in an on-air rebuke.

    The poor ratings have not only hit Kelly’s hour, but are also beginning to bleed into the rest of NBC’s lineup, including Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb’s show at 10 a.m.

    “Comparing Kelly’s first two weeks versus the ‘Today’ show’s former 9 o’clock iteration over its final 10 episodes, ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ has declined an average of 10 percent among adults 25-54, which is the key demographic for news programming,” wrote TheWrap’s Tony Maglio last month. “When looking at the same two weeks from 2016, the falloff is worse: a 29 percent drop. The following hour — Kathie Lee and Hoda’s — is down 18 percent year over year.”

  19. I am surprised that someone like Greg Jarrett, who is hitting more home runs now than any other legal pundit who has weighed in on the issue, has not made a big point of what the deep state and Meuller acting in concert are attempting to do to do to cover up their treason and to mitigate the damage that William Cambell, who they first put under and NDA backed by the threat of incarceration, and when that NDA was lifted, not by that dunce Sessions, but at the direction of Trump himself through Sessions who is seemingly incapable walking and chewing gum at the same time, the deep state outed him in advance of his testimony thus rendering him a target, while Sessions sits there in a state of semi divine remove letting the co conspirators run the show. To call this delegation run riot would make Justice Cardoza turn over in his grave, etc. My point is the REASON Mooler issued the subpoenas when that was unnecessary is to block the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his own acts of treason, and to find out what Campbell may have. In other words he wants to pre empt the field when it comes to the other side of the Russia investigation, to advance the cover up which he initiated when he was head of the FBI. The answer to all this is not congressional investigation, and not justice department negotiations, because the justice department as a whole is politicized, and it leaks to the media like a sieve. A special counsel to investigate, among other things, the special counsel, not to investigate his actions as special counsel only, but to investigate the cover up which he orchestrated before he was appointed special counsel. If there was ever a justification for the appointment of a special counsel this is it. And as far as the Justice Department getting the chance to present their case before we hear from Campbell, I am unalterably opposed to that as well, because it is obvious what their motive is, namely to limit his testimony, and to reframe the issue so they do not take the hit they deserve to take. There is such a thing as primacy, and it is critical that Campell, the moving party be allowed to go FIRST, before we hear from the people who tried to silence him and outed him, that being the justice department which is infected with the political equivalent of the AIDS virus. In the final analysis, the Clinton cartel is not the big Satan in this. The big Satan is the deep state which is killing our democracy and is turning our nation from a democracy to a banana republic. Ergo, they must be the ultimate target of our prosecutorial efforts, with a grand jury as opposed to congressional investigations which let the bombastic boobs we elect sound off, pose for the cameras and bury the issue.

  20. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE…

    My family are calling out their place of rest
    after the ‘feast’… It’s the Tryptophansyndrome…

    Luckily, I’ve been relieved of any heavy cooking duties this year- and relegated to the dessert dept.
    Which will be the easiest yummy recipe I know of… no bake- Blueberry Creme Cheese Cake.

    Have a great day!

  21. https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/23/trump-touts-achievements-and-promises-to-build-the-wall-in-thanksgiving-tweet/23286505/

    President Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning and delivered a Thanksgiving Day message.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well,” Trump tweeted, “Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!”

    Happy Thanksgiving! Count your blessings.

  22. Touchdown for Trump:

    https://nypost.com/2017/11/22/the-nfl-ratings-slump-is-getting-worse/

    The NFL ratings slump is getting worse

    The TV audience for NFL games steepened its slide in Week 11, losing 1 million viewers versus last year’s season-to-date average.

    The 6.3 percent slump — worsening from comparable declines of 5.6 to 5.7 percent during the previous three weeks — plagued a week whose off-the-field drama made gridiron tackling seem almost tame by comparison. [snip]

    President Donald Trump added to the off-field antics with a tweet calling for the suspension of the Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch for not standing for the national anthem during a game played in Mexico City.

  23. holdthemaccountable
    November 22, 2017 at 7:50 am

    TCM reran “Plymouth Adventure”
    …………………

    Unless there are plans in play for watching football whoever is playing today… I might stand a chance watching Plymouth Adventure. Thanks for the tip!

    ……………
    Tony Stark
    November 22, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Mrs. Smith1
    November 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Dershowitz would make a far better AG than Sessions.

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    optimist
    November 22, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    Dershowitz would never go after the Clintons.
    ……………………….

    I agree, Tony… If the political atmosphere was conducive to Trump and we were all one BIG happy family trying to MAGA… maybe, but…

    I doubt, Dersh would risk his standing prosecuting high profile Democrats and think he would come out of it unscathed. He’s pretty effective as is from the sidelines for now… Would be good if he could recommend a brilliant (R) lawyer to replace JS. though…

  24. gonzotx
    November 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    Don’t watch football Mrs Smith… please…

    The National dog show is on and it’s GREAT !!!

    ………………………….

    gonzo… I wouldn’t watch football if there wasn’t a flap.. The Dog Show or the Plymouth Adventure, either or would be my alternative. Have to test the temperature when they are all together in one room.
    I hoping the Tryptophan kicks in and there will be very little debate.. they are thinking turkey eating patriots!

  25. I read more into this business of erstwhile supporters throwing Bill and Hillary under the bus. The proffered reason is the Clintons have lost their power, and along with it, their ability to punish those who wander off the reservation. Nothing more. Nothing less. However, given their longevity, I read it as a sign that the dims want to put as much distance as possible between themselves and the Clinton investigations before they reach critical mass. We must not let them get away with it, and the response must be you and all of you were Clinton enthusiasts when you should have been critics, and your belated denunciations are just as fraudulent as you are.

  26. I watched a video featuring Kathleen Sebelius. Judge Janine made a comment about her last night which struck a chord with me. She called her a very smart woman, who fell on her sword over the website. Had that not happened, she would have been a candidate for vice president whereas now that is not in the cards. In hindsight it was a fatal mistake for here to have accepted the job of introducing Obama care, and it is to her credit that unlike Obama she takes responsibility for the problems which occurred in the context of implementation. The one thing she does not acknowledge however, and this is the fatal flaw in her overall defense is that Obamacare produced millions of losers in the group that the dims regarded as the deplorables–people whose premiums doubled and whose deductibles were suddenly so high that they had no insurance. She defends Obama’s decision to as she puts it go large on this, when the better option was to have created a separate program for the people who did not have insurance. I know she was focused on the question of will there be a market and that was always a concern. The techies were the real culprits when it came to website design which was the other way the success of the program would be measured. In sum, she has a lot of talent and intellect, and was on a fast track to the vice presidency, but accepting the wrong assignment doomed that. The other thing was you can see from her reaction to Obama that she was smitten by him, and that may be forgiveable when you look at her hubby who looks like an aging marine mammal. But if there was ever a four flusher not to be trusted it was and it the big media beloved messiah, and that was her other mistake.

  27. Michael Flynn made a move that indicates he may soon cooperate with Mueller

    http://www.businessinsider.com/mike-flynn-indicated-cooperating-with-mueller-2017-11

    . Former national security adviser Mike Flynn may be cooperating or negotiating with prosecutors after Flynn’s legal team reportedly told President Donald Trump’s counsel that they could not discuss the special counsel’s investigation.

    . Flynn’s legal team was previously sharing information on the Russia investigation with Trump’s counsel.

    , Former national security adviser Mike Flynn may soon be cooperating or negotiating with prosecutors, after Flynn’s legal team reportedly told President Donald Trump’s counsel they could no longer discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the New York Times reported Thursday.

    . Flynn’s counsel was reportedly disclosing information on Mueller’s investigation into the potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, until they notified Trump’s legal team of the stop, four sources involved in the case said to The Times.

    Withholding information from Trump’s counsel does not necessarily mean Flynn is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, given that lawyers sometimes do so when they begin the negotiation process with prosecutors, The Times reported. Sharing information amongst defense lawyers during investigations is also common, though the defendant’s counsel must stop when a conflict of interest is raised, the report continued.

    “This is not entirely unexpected,” said Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s attorneys, in a Washington Post report Thursday. “No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about General Flynn cooperating against the president.”

    Previously, Flynn reportedly told the FBI and investigators that he would submit himself to be interviewed in exchange for immunity, according to officials cited in a Wall Street Journal report in March.

    Robert Kelner, an attorney representing Flynn, reportedly made the offer to the FBI and the intelligence committees in both the House and Senate in order to avoid what he called “unfair prosecution.” No officials accepted Flynn’s terms at the time, according to The Journal.

    Flynn and his son, Michael Flynn Jr., are believed to be at the center of Mueller’s widening investigation, in which Mueller is believed to have enough evidence to indict the two. Mueller is believed to be shifting his focus towards Flynn after a federal grand jury indicted Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in October, on various counts related to his work as a foreign agent and other financial crimes.

    SEE ALSO: Mueller is turning up the heat on Jared Kushner @ link above

  28. Mrs Smith

    I never heard of that incident with the package and Abbott !
    Wonder why he would open it himself to begin with…

  29. gonzo,

    The report states the incident took place in Oct/2016. Doesn’t say where Abbott received the pkg, at work of at home… This is the first I’ve heard of it…
    You must read the embedded document at the lower link:

    This woman has committed so many crimes and why it took authorities so long to”LOCK HER UP”… is a mystery to me. When all she had to do is submit an employment application as an assistant for Obama.. He would have hired her in a heartbeat.
    She’s a natural!!!

    Teaser:
    She worked for an attorney- and was fired for stealing money from clients.

    …………………………………..

    Woman accused of mailing explosives to Gov. Abbott, Pres. Obama

    http://www.khou.com/news/crime/woman-accused-of-mailing-explosives-to-gov-abbott-pres-obama/494079350

    WALLER COUNTY, Texas- A woman in the Brookshire area is accused of sending explosives to three government leaders in 2016.

    According to the six-count indictment, 46-year-old Julia Poff mailed explosives to Governor Greg Abbott, President Barack Obama and Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin on Oct. 12, 2016.

    Other court documents say Gov. Abbott opened the package, but it failed to explode because he didn’t open it right. If opened correctly, documents say “it could’ve caused severe burns and death.”

    She was allegedly upset with Gov. Abbott for not receiving support from her ex-husband.

    Federal investigators say they were able to connect Poff to the packages using pieces of the shipping labels, and also matched cat hair found in the box mailed to President Obama with her cat.

    Poff has been charged with Injurious Articles as Nonmailable and Transportation of Explosives with the Intent to Kill and Injure for the crimes against the government officials.

    She has also been charged with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fraud and False Declaration in Bankruptcy.

    read the charges against her @ the embedded document here:

    United States of America vs. Julia Poff (Court Document) by KHOU on Scribd

    https://www.scribd.com/document/365235939/United-States-of-America-vs-Julia-Poff-Court-Document#from_embed

  30. Mrs Smith, I saw it was in 2016 but as an active Governor I would have thought even if he’s at home, he wouldn’t be opening packages…

  31. gonzotx
    November 24, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Whatever his reasons were at the time; I’m thankful angels were sitting on his shoulder and he avoided death or another major physical setback to his health. Ths whackadoodle woman and her obsession with bombing people and perhaps killing them as a rational solution to her problems is something really to be concerned with… especially, if it turns out she is deemed eligible by the court for bail.
    …………

  32. Your right of course Mrs Smith

    Here is a man who literally had a tree fall on him and paralyze him, no victim he, he became Governor of our great state of Texas And this monster tries to blow him up what kind of horrible karma is that

  33. gonzotx@2:13 AM:

    Still here and reading; nothing to post right now. Thanks for asking.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  34. Angela Merkel’s Feet of Clay

    As things turned out, the vaunted German superiority turned out to be helpless in the face of the “progressive” Left (Germany is inordinately fond of socialism — where do you think Marx came from?). Housebroken since the late 1940s to avoid “extremism,” German politics evolved as a revolving door between slightly right of center and a little further left of center — with “center” defined as democratic socialism.

    Now, in the face of hordes of Syrian doctors, Afghan basket-weavers, African drummers, Arab falafel-shop proprietors, and other cultural enrichers, the postwar political consensus is collapsing. “Wir shaffen das!” was Merkel’s slogan: “We can do it.” In fact, they couldn’t.

    Some were quick to link Germany’s disorder to a broader crisis of democracy in the West. “The unthinkable has happened,” said Christiane Hoffmann, deputy head of the Berlin bureau of Der Spiegel, a German magazine.

    In that sense, she said, “This is Germany’s Brexit moment, its Trump moment.”

    The East German Merkel’s reputation was always inordinately high among her fellow travelers in the West, who saw her as both a childless progressive and an unattractive woman, celebrated accordingly, and looked no farther.

    The media needed a symbol of European “resistance” to both Brexit and Trump, and they thought they had one with her. They relied on German passivity and pre-Muslim invasion social consensus to keep things stable, since it literally made no material difference whether the CDU or its main rival, the SPD (the Social Democratic Party), was in power, first in Bonn and now in Berlin.

    Alas, it may still be that Germany’s version of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party will yet come to her rescue:

    The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats came under growing pressure on Thursday to drop his opposition to a new “grand coalition” with Angela Merkel’s conservatives, with senior politicians arguing the party had a duty to promote stability. Merkel is facing the biggest political crisis of her career since efforts to forge a three-way coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens collapsed last weekend. That has raised worries across Europe of a prolonged leadership vacuum in the continent’s economic powerhouse.

    The Social Democrats (SPD) have governed in coalition under Merkel since 2013. But leader Martin Schulz said the party must heed the will of voters by going into opposition after achieving its worst result of the postwar period in the Sept. 24 election. Pressure is growing on the party to revisit his decision, either by agreeing to prop up a conservative-led minority government by not voting against it, or by forming a renewed coalition.

    As we all know, Leftists abhor a “power vaccum,” and will rush right in to fill it. And don’t underestimate how powerful those forces are: the entire American media will cheer any announcement of a new right-left coalition, and the entire European Union is praying for it. The peasants are revolting, and something simply must be done and quickly, until the next Muslim atrocity strikes and the electorate remembers exactly who visited this plague upon them.

    But the rumblings of the Blond Beast can be heard in the distance, growing louder. From the battle of Teutoburg Forest to Stalingrad, nothing good has ever come of that.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/end-merkelism-nears-next-germany/

  35. The Hill: Anger at Mueller Burns Hot on the Right

    by BREITBART NEWS25 Nov 2017

    athan Easley writes at The Hill that conservatives are calling for Robert Mueller to recuse himself from the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election:

    From Fox News to Breitbart and on talk radio, conservative media has been drawing attention to Mueller’s relationship with fired former FBI director James Comey and his hiring of Democrats for his investigative team. y also argue Mueller has already gone far beyond his mandate of investigating Russian interference in the election.

    Conservative media has taken a new tack against Mueller in recent weeks, zeroing in on the sale of Uranium One to the Russia state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom.

    The deal, which at the time gave Russia ownership of about 20 percent of America’s uranium production capacity, was approved by nine members on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in 2010, while President Obama was in office. Mueller was the director of the FBI at the time. But reporting by The Hill has shown that the FBI had knowledge of bribery and racketeering schemes at Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom, before CFIUS approved the deal.

    Republican lawmakers critical of the deal have questioned whether the FBI shared that information with other members of CFIUS before it was approved — an aspect of the controversy that conservative media has seized upon.

    Robert Mueller, I hope you’re watching, you need to testify under oath,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said earlier this month. “Back in 2009, he was the FBI director, this was when the bureau, the FBI so clearly had this information. He has conflicts of interest. There is no way the American people can trust Robert Mueller to investigate anything Russia-related. For him to be fair and impartial is impossible because of his past role in this. HE SHOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY TONIGHT.”

    The notion that Mueller’s investigation is compromised because of the Uranium One deal has caught on among some Republican lawmakers as well.

    “These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wrote in a resolution demanding Mueller’s resignation earlier this month. “As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately.”

    Trump has not directly tied Uranium One to Mueller, but the Obama-era deal is on his radar.
    Meanwhile, there is a steady drumbeat of allegations against Mueller building on the right.

    (No, Mueller isn’t tied in anyway to the uraniam one invetigation… Well, except, it is a known fact Mueller PERSONALY delivered a sample of the enriched urainium to Moscow handing the sample over to Russian officials while sitting on the airport tarmac.)

    The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America released a study on Tuesday detailing 40 instances in which Hannity has called for Mueller to resign. Guests on Hannity’s show have alleged that the special counsel has a “conflict of interest” 220 times, the study found.

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board has echoed those calls, arguing that Mueller’s relationship with Comey complicates his investigation.

    The paper’s board has also questioned whether the FBI’s investigation of possible Trump campaign collusion used an unsubstantiated opposition research memo that was partially funded by Clinton and the Democrats.

    “It is no slur against Mr. Mueller’s integrity to say that he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years,” the Journal wrote. “He could best serve the country by resigning to prevent further political turmoil over that conflict of interest.”

    Many on the right also argue that Mueller’s indictments extend beyond the scope of his investigation because they don’t pertain to Russian collusion.

    Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been indicted on a range of financial crimes. Little-known campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about the extent of his contacts with Russian officials, but not to charges related to campaign coordination.

    Even the timing of Mueller’s indictments in late October provoked questions on the right.

    “It is an odd coincidence that Mueller launched his indictments as he himself became a focus of public scrutiny,” wrote Breitbart’s Joel Pollack. “He may have felt pressure to justify the investigation by producing some results, however remote from his original mandate. Mueller may also have wanted to use the indictments to warn the president against probing too deeply into his own record. And, of course, Mueller may simply have been acting in a straightforward manner, without ulterior political motives.” HA!

    “But given the odd way Mueller was appointed, his refusal to resign, Rosenstein’s refusal to recuse himself, and Comey’s brazen leaks to the press, it is difficult to credit good faith to anyone involved,” Pollack wrote.

    Democrats have beat back at the allegations against Mueller, arguing that his reputation is beyond reproach and that efforts to raise questions about his credibility are smear jobs by those who are fearful over what he might find.

    Republican leaders in Congress have also defended Mueller’s integrity.

    “Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration … and stayed on until his term ended,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said earlier this year. “I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a person who is a biased partisan.” (Coming From ONE RINO about Another!)

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said there is no need to pass legislation protecting Mueller from being fired because there is no indication that Trump intends to do so.

    President Trump, don’t let the grass grow under your feet much longer… You have been given a hint by Dershowitz, you have the Constitutional Right to FIRE the entire gaggle of miscreants out to skin you alive!)

    think the view up here is, let him do his job,” McConnell said. ( including the president doing his job. Where conspiracy abounds with Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey covering their a**es! all the while laughing at the stupidity/bribery? surrounding Trump’s legal team!) (my comments)

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361610-anger-at-mueller-burns-hot-on-the-right

  36. So much concern over whether Putin tried to undermine the 2016 election–with no causal connection. And yet, so little concern that Mooler is out to do the very same thing, with so much evidence of his corruption, overreaching and the fallibility of his judgement, which rests on the premise that an unethical prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich for partisan ends.
    This article in today’s Los Angeles Times provides a more realistic assessment of this joker, in contrast to the violins and candlelight that issues forth from the inner sanctum of NYT, who looks to him to vindicate their perverse and depraved narrative.
    ———————-
    As he investigates Trump’s aides, special counsel’s record shows surprising flaws
    Robert Mueller
    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III on Capitol Hill. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
    David Willman David WillmanContact Reporter

    When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    The accolades squared with Mueller’s valor as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam and his integrity as a federal prosecutor, a senior Justice Department official and FBI director from 2001 to 2013, the longest tenure since J. Edgar Hoover. He was praised by former courtroom allies and opponents, and by Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

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    But at 73, Mueller’s record also shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course. At times, he has intimidated or provoked resentment among subordinates. And his tenacious yet linear approach to evaluating evidence led him to fumble the biggest U.S. terrorism investigation since 9/11.

    Now, as he leads a sprawling investigation aimed at the White House, Mueller’s prosecutorial discretion looms over the Trump presidency.

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    On what terms would Mueller offer immunity from prosecution to investigative targets? How broadly will he interpret his mandate to probe not only the 2016 campaign but also matters that “may arise directly from the investigation”?

    Will he target Trump’s sprawling family business and financial empire and the years before the developer ran for the White House?

    ::

    Robert Swan Mueller III began life on an elite footing.

    Raised in affluent suburbs west of Philadelphia, he attended the St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire (classmates included future Secretary of State John F. Kerry), before majoring in politics at Princeton. He joined the Marines after graduation and was awarded Navy and Marine Corps medals in Vietnam, where he was shot in the thigh. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973.

    Bored by a stint at a white-shoe San Francisco law firm, the jut-jawed Mueller switched to the U.S. attorney’s office there in 1976. Colleagues say he typically arrived by 6:30 a.m., at times in his Marine-issue green raincoat. He played on the office softball team but was careful not to let down his guard while socializing.

    “He’d join us, have one — and it was only one — and then his wife would arrive to pick him up,” recalled a colleague.

    Editor’s Note

    This article is based, in part, on interviews with more than two dozen lawyers and investigators who have worked with Mueller. Citing the sensitivity of the Russia investigation and potential repercussions, most spoke on the condition of anonymity. Mueller declined, through a spokesman, to comment.

    Mueller also is remembered for a headline-grabbing case that ended in failure.

    In 1979, the government lodged then-novel racketeering charges against 33 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club. The indictments alleged bombings and murders as well as the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs. The defendants and their supporters were so feared that bulletproof glass was installed in court to shield the judge.

    The first trial, of 18 defendants, ended with only five convictions. All were overturned on appeal.

    Mueller, who led the U.S. attorney’s special prosecutions unit, then took over the case. He dropped many of the charges, including against Ralph “Sonny” Barger, leader of the club’s Oakland chapter, whose charismatic testimony had dominated the first trial.

    Mueller led a team of four prosecutors in court when the second trial, with 11 defendants, began in October 1980. But after four months, the jury said it was deadlocked, and the judge declared a mistrial. Mueller decided not to ask for a retrial.

    Richard B. Mazer, a defense lawyer at both trials, said the government was unable to prove the Hells Angels was a racketeering enterprise. Key prosecution witnesses, he said, seemed unreliable — especially those granted immunity to testify despite having committed violent crimes themselves.

    “They made a mess of it,” Mazer recalled. “It was an entirely snitch case. It depended entirely on the quality of snitches.”

    But Mazer and Alan Caplan, another defense lawyer, praised Mueller’s straightforward handling of the case.

    “We fought hard, but I can’t conceivably say anything negative about him,” Caplan said.

    About a year after the case collapsed, a new U.S. attorney in San Francisco chose a prosecutor with more trial experience to head the office’s criminal division, a post that Mueller had held for a year.

    He doesn’t invite disagreement. He’s an order-giver.
    — A former prosecutor who served under Robert Mueller
    Mueller responded by transferring to the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston. He prosecuted financial fraud, terrorism and public corruption cases for six years, and served as acting U.S. attorney from 1986 to 1987.

    One case — involving a Soviet-bloc spy — gave Mueller an early window into U.S.-Russia intrigues.

    At the direction of the Justice Department’s internal security division, Mueller negotiated a plea agreement with an East German physicist named Alfred Zehle and his lawyer. In February 1985, Zehle admitted in court that he had conspired to deliver U.S. defense information to East German intelligence authorities.

    Under the agreement, the judge sentenced Zehle only to the time he had served in jail after he was arrested at a scientific conference in Boston. Zehle, in turn, became a bargaining chip for a major spy swap.

    “We ultimately got 25 of our people out, including their families,” in a trade for Zehle and several other Soviet-bloc spies, recalled a U.S. official who was involved with the negotiations.

    The successful June 1985 exchange helped pave the way, the official said, for a more significant exchange by Washington and Moscow.

    In February 1986, officials again faced off for a trade on the so-called Bridge of Spies between East and West Germany. Among those escorted to freedom was Natan Sharansky, the celebrated Russian human rights activist who had served nine years in Soviet prisons.

    As the Cold War ended, Mueller moved to “main Justice” in Washington. He easily won his first Senate confirmation after President George H.W. Bush appointed him assistant U.S. attorney general, responsible for the criminal division.

    Mueller oversaw investigations of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, among other high-profile cases. But his tendency to command, rather than inspire, again came into sharp relief.

    “He doesn’t invite disagreement,” said a former prosecutor who served under Mueller. “He’s an order-giver.”

    He could be harsh on subordinates — sparking resentment when he referred privately to reassigning career lawyers as “moving the furniture.”

    ::

    In 1993, at age 50, Mueller decided to try private practice again, joining Hale and Dorr as a partner in Washington, representing corporate clients.

    The money was better, but Mueller was unfulfilled. After two years, he returned to government service — signing on as a homicide prosecutor in the District of Columbia. It was a time of mayhem in the nation’s capital, made worse by the scourge of crack cocaine.

    Mueller began working with a “cold case” squad, comprised of Metropolitan Police detectives and FBI agents, that sought to bring murderers to justice.

    The squad sent applications for search warrants and subpoenas for Mueller’s review before seeking a judge’s approval. Unlike some prosecutors, Mueller “wouldn’t automatically give a signature,” recalled one of the investigators.

    “He would ask, ‘Have you done your work? Do you have your facts?’ … He knew what he was asking was the way to make sure everything stood up” in court.

    Building cases often entailed forging trust with victims, witnesses and suspects. Relating to both the sympathetic and the unsavory did not play to Mueller’s strengths.

    “He was a gruff guy, and a lot of times, there wasn’t much warmth or ability to really build a bond or connect with a victim-witness,” said the same investigator. “There’s times when you’ve got to bond with the suspect to get what you need. His personality wasn’t necessarily the best for that.”

    Nor was Mueller an easy fit with juries in Washington, especially in the freewheeling local Superior Court, where decorum is typically below what judges demand in U.S. District Court.

    “In D.C. Superior Court, it’s a bit like meatball surgery. It’s a bit like a M.A.S.H. unit — it’s the unexpected,” said one of Mueller’s former colleagues. “His strength was not as a M.A.S.H. unit trial lawyer.”

    Mueller, a registered Republican, moved back to San Francisco in 1998 after President Clinton appointed him U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California. In July 2001, President George W. Bush nominated him as FBI director, and he won unanimous Senate confirmation. Mueller asked the White House for a delay, however, so he could undergo treatment for prostate cancer.

    His first day on the job was Sept. 4, 2001 — a week before hijacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

    At 7 a.m. Sept. 12, Mueller, then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and other officials arrived for an emergency briefing at the FBI’s operations center. The senior agent had been given an hour to prepare while investigators were still combing airline manifests and scouring crash sites.

    When Mueller asked a rapid-fire series of questions, the agent replied that accurate information was not yet “established.”

    “ ‘I want answers, goddamn it!’ ” Mueller exploded, an official who was present recalled.

    Mueller already was coming under siege from critics who questioned why the FBI had not prevented the 9/11 attacks. Fear spread of a “second wave” terrorist strike.

    Robert Mueller
    President George W. Bush waves on July 5, 2001 after announcing Robert Mueller as his choice for FBI director. On the right stands then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft. (Emilie Sommer / AFP)
    Mueller countered by announcing plans to reshape the FBI. Its first priority would be to prevent another terrorist attack — not conventional law enforcement.

    The enormity of the FBI’s challenge emerged within weeks.

    A handful of letters, laced with powdered anthrax, killed five people and sickened 17 others. The government closed congressional office buildings, the Supreme Court and postal facilities as the country braced for further biological terrorism.

    But Mueller’s FBI struggled for nearly seven years to determine who was responsible — even as he personally managed the case from headquarters.

    “The director was always the leader of the anthrax investigation, period,” said Michael Mason, former head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

    The FBI focused on Steven Hatfill, a virologist at the U.S. Army’s laboratories at Ft. Detrick, Md. In January 2003, Mueller assured Congressional leaders in a closed-door briefing that bloodhounds had traced anthrax from the attacks to Hatfill.

    But Hatfill had no experience handling anthrax. Nor did he have access to anthrax stored at Ft. Detrick or elsewhere. Years later, the FBI would reject the bloodhound evidence as unreliable.

    After media leaks fingered Hatfill, he sued the FBI and the Justice Department on privacy grounds. In June 2008, the government agreed to pay Hatfill about $5.8 million.

    Two months later, on Aug. 6, Mueller summoned senior investigators and prosecutors on the anthrax case to his seventh-floor office. The FBI would hold a news conference that afternoon, and he wanted to recap the case’s stunning denouement.

    Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist at Ft. Detrick who specialized in handling anthrax, had committed suicide after his lawyers informed him he was about to be charged with murder for the letter attacks.

    Evidence showed Ivins had created and held custody of a batch of anthrax traced by DNA to each of the killings. Ivins had spent hours alone in specially equipped labs just before each batch of letters was mailed.

    Mueller let others hold the news conference. Some aides who met Mueller that day think he was reluctant to publicly address the missteps with Hatfill, the bloodhounds and the long delay in focusing on Ivins.

    “I think he was personally embarrassed,” said one. “I would assess him as someone that can’t accept the fact that he screwed up.”

    ::

    At FBI headquarters, protecting the director from embarrassment was ingrained.

    A case in point unfolded in 2011 — just as the Senate was considering President Obama’s request to extend Mueller’s expiring term as FBI director by two years.

    The FBI’s Inspection Division, a unit that scrutinizes bureau operations, conducted a three-week examination of the Directorate of Intelligence, a unit that Mueller created to carry out the shift in preventing terrorism.

    “They inspected it, and they wrote the inspection report and it said the whole thing’s broken — set it on fire and start from scratch,” said a former official familiar with the report. Another ex-official confirmed the account.

    Mueller’s top aides saw peril in following normal procedure — forwarding the report to the Justice Department’s inspector general for possible follow-up action.

    “It was, ‘The director will get skewered. We’ve got to protect him, and we can’t issue this,’ ” the former official recalled.

    The aides kept the report in-house, the former official said, by tweaking its language.

    “Anywhere it said, ‘inspection,’ they changed it to ‘review.’ And said this was a review, not an inspection, and therefore they didn’t have to issue it to … the inspector general.”

    Two years later, Mueller — without citing the inspection — informed Congress that he had restructured the Directorate of Intelligence “to maximize organizational collaboration, identify and address emerging threats and more effectively integrate intelligence and operations within the FBI.”

    Trump’s name or brand is not going to back down Mueller.
    — A former FBI colleague of Robert Mueller
    During his final months as FBI director, Mueller was again enlisted to help with a thorny matter in U.S.-Russia relations.

    In the summer of 2013, the White House asked Mueller to negotiate the release from Russia of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who stole volumes of classified material on U.S. surveillance operations at home and abroad. Snowden had fled to Moscow after leaking the data to journalists.

    Unlike the Cold War spy cases, the U.S. did not offer a trade. The Obama administration wanted Moscow to return Snowden as part of a diplomatic “reset,” an ultimately unsuccessful effort to improve relations with Russia.

    Lisa Monaco, the White House’s Homeland Security advisor, tasked Mueller to talk to Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia’s internal security and counter-intelligence service, the FSB.

    For at least a week, Mueller called Bortnikov’s office, starting at 3 a.m. in Washington. Each time, the FBI director was turned aside without getting Bortnikov on the line.

    “Mueller just kept calling over there, like begging to talk to the guy,” said a former official. Instead, Snowden was granted asylum in Russia.

    The unsuccessful outreach offered Mueller insight into Russian intelligence, who U.S. officials say helped hack and leak Democratic Party emails last year in an effort to undermine U.S. democracy and to help Trump’s campaign.

    Investigators and lawyers who have worked with Mueller say that his legacy as special counsel will depend, ultimately, on his resolve, his integrity and especially his judgment.

    “If he believes somebody has committed a crime, he’s going to do whatever he can to hold them accountable,” said a former FBI colleague. “Trump’s name or brand is not going to back down Mueller.”

  37. WASHINGTON – Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward urged members of the media to “listen” more, adding that the “road to credibility” for the press would be “long” in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
    —————-
    Spoken like a true horse’s ass.

    There is NO road back to credibility for big media–not even a long one.

    This is more akin to the communist manifesto’s fatuous assertion that in the fulsomeness of time, the communist state will wither away and there will be perfect communism.

    Hey you little piece of shit. Here is the rub:

    The interests of the Washington press corps reflect the interests of the ruling class, meaning not just their prestige and their reputation, but their economic system, which depends in no small measure on the expansion of the federal government, which depends in turn on the continual looting of the American people to pay for programs which have little or no value or utility for them.

    Obamacare, billed by the NYT as the greatest civil rights victory since 1964, is the paradigmatic case in point. A great victory for whom? The insurance companies who have done a land office business since its enactment and are looking for a bailout to protect against their downside risks. Big media is all in favor of this, because it feathers their nest. The average American who pays the cost of this largesse is unalterably opposed to it.

    Simply put, big media is the mouthpiece of the ruling class, not the people. Consistently, it quashed efforts at reform, and stifles the objections of the victims of the ruling class, unless they happen to be members of their mascot groups. But now it is their membership in the ruling class which is as much of an issue as their perverse agenda. And the reason for that is what Richard Fernandez alluded to in the article I posted a couple days ago, namely that the ruling class has been outed, and their pretensions of moral superiority which previously allowed them to pontificate to the rest of us, have been swept aside by the scandals that tell the world that they are no better than the rest of us, and on the odds infinitely worse. The internet is the other factor that is causing big media to go the way of the buggy whip.

  38. I almost sense in the words of little Bob Woodward–not little Bob Corker–by the way since when does a first term senator become chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs committee—he bought that position–or rather his donors bought it for him, and he has proven to be a major fuck up–but, sorry we are talking about Woodward, and all I will say on that score is there is a whiff of defeat, of the Fuerher Bunker mindset, and the southern redoubt in this speech, and the audience reaction to it. A sense that the golden age of big media has passed, and its decline is now inevitable. It isn’t that people do not want information, but now there are other sources, which are more reliable than a group of overpaid hacks who refuse to report anything that does not conform to their narrative which is designed to protect their interests, and not those of the people. The dream of the pioneers like General Sarnoff that big media would educate the public and enlighten them so they could fulfill their role in a democracy was always a pipe dream, but today it has proven to be even worse, namely, a devil’s lie.

  39. Bannon on Mitch McConnell’s Toxicity: Even Senate GOP Incumbents Will Not Come Near Him ‘with a Barge Pole’

    by SEAN MORAN25 Nov 20172,573

    Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steven K. Bannon told Breitbart News Saturday host Raheem Kassam that Senate Republicans are in “open revolt” against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and that Senate incumbents will not even come close to him “with a barge pole.”

    Breitbart News Saturday host Saturday Raheem Kassam and Steve Bannon discussed a recent Politico article that revealed that Senate Republican candidates continue to flee from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

    Raheem remarked, “Do you think he’s laughing now?”

    “There haven’t been people who want Mitch McConnell’s endorsement and Mitch McConnell’s money,” Bannon argued, noting that Senate Republican candidates continue to avoid McConnell’s campaign fundraising.

    Corey Stewart, who is running against Sen. Time Kaine (D-VA), said, “The guy’s toxic. There’s no support for him, even among the establishment. He hasn’t been able to pass the president’s agenda.”

    Michigan businessman Sandy Pensler told the Detroit News if McConnell manages to pass the president’s agenda, that serves as an accomplishment. However, he added, “Otherwise he shouldn’t be the leader. It’s a results-driven analysis for me. So far he hasn’t gotten it done.”

    Andy Surabian, senior advisor to the Great America Alliance, explained, “Why are Republican candidates tweeting out selfies with Steve Bannon, while at the same time doing everything they can to distance themselves from McConnell publicly? Because they know that McConnell is an albatross, not only in GOP primaries, but more importantly in general elections.”

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who was labeled as Mitch McConnell’s “No. 1 recruit,” refused to endorse McConnell as Leader.

    A Hawley spokesman said in October that Hawley “is not willing to tolerate the failure of the D.C. establishment any longer.”

    The former White House chief strategist then suggested that McConnell only worked on the president’s agenda when conservatives and nationalist-populists applied pressure on the Majority Leader.

    “Mitch McConnell supports President Trump’s agenda when it’s in his own interests,” Bannon added.

    Bannon explained, “To work more days to get more things done, to get more judges through, to stop this nonsense with the blue slip fixed, to get the budget passed, and focus on getting taxes done, that all came because pressure was put on him.”

    “Those days are over,” Bannon said. “Mitch McConnell is dancing to the president’s tune, he is dancing to the people’s agenda.”

    Bannon contended, “If you embrace Mitch McConnell you will lose a Senate seat. That’s why these senators, particularly these incumbents who are in the business of getting reelected, they will not come close to Mitch McConnell, even with a barge pole.”

    Bannon concluded, “If you heard the back channels coming from Capitol Hill, coming from the senators who want to cut deals, who want to offload Mitch McConnell, they’re in open revolt out there. McConnell has lost all his stroke.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/25/bannon-on-mitch-mcconnells-toxicity-even-senate-gop-incumbents-will-not-come-near-him-with-a-barge-pole/

  40. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hit with bad news this week as he is facing a heavy vote of no confidence from conservative groups around the country.

    Western Journalism reported that leaders from numerous conservative groups teamed up on Wednesday to demand that McConnell step down from his position, citing a list of broken promises he made to Republican voters. They would like members of his leadership team to join him in stepping down as well.

    “You and the rest of your leadership team were given the majority because you pledged to stop the steady flow of illegal immigration,” states their letter to McConnell. “You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce the size of this oppressive federal government. You have done nothing. You pledged to reduce, and ultimately eliminate the out-of-control deficit spending that is bankrupting America. You have done nothing. You promised to repeal Obamacare, ‘root and branch.’ You have done nothing. You promised tax reform. You have done nothing.”

    The fed up conservative leaders held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to address their concerns and desire to see the leadership team dissolved.

    “We call on all five members of the GOP Senate leadership to step down, or for their caucus to remove them as soon as possible,” Ken Cuccinelli, the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said at the conference.

    Founded in 2008 by former Senator Jim DeMint, the Senate Conservatives Fund has worked for years to elect more conservative GOP candidates to the upper chamber in Congress. They have lost patience with the more moderate wing of conservative leadership, which is why they would like McConnell to step down.

    http://www.conservativeproudus.com/news/sad-announcement-about-mitch-mcconnell/

  41. PDT’s SALT provision has NJ panties in a twist! The partial or total elimination of State And Local Tax Exemption looming for the #OpenWall huggers is a problem. Particularly for NJ who just elected a guy whose platform was “raising taxes”. And the next part of their plan is not looking so attractive right now:
    “…if New Jersey can’t raise taxes on millionaires, it can’t restore funding for schools, or fix the decrepit transit system, or ease the burden of property taxes….”
    http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/njs_millionaires_tax_hike_is_losing_support_moran.html
    lololol

  42. I think these calls for the civil rights icon Conyers to step down are racist, barbaric, and uncivilized. Let the punishment fit the crime. Let him reimburse taxpayers, and continue to preside over the “powerful judiciary committee”–powerful? Then why does nothing get done. I am searching for a better word . . . I got it “incompetent” judiciary committee—the house does not confirm judges, ergo again big media is all fucked up, but to return to the main point, to avoid the appearance of racism, let the icon continue to preside in Congress, with one stipulation: that he do so in his underwear.

  43. Is Fruit of the Loom now racist? You may rest assured of one thing: somewhere out there in what the Buddahists call the great empty, there is one social justice warriors who will be triggered when they hear the term, even if it has nothing to do with Conyers. This individual will then blather on about white privilege and do something really smart light burn down a bread factory to prevent starvation. And big media will enjoy every damn second of it, and twist it into a morality play.

  44. Here is an excellent article, which sheds new light on the problem we face today. The author has the audacity to suggest that the problem is not the rise of populism which is the bargaining position taken by the elites to protect and preserve their little heaven, but rather the fact that those same elites have failed the country at large, and the natural response of the non elites is exactly what you would expect–to protect their own welfare and oppose the predations of those sanctimonious gluttonous elites. Thus by my calculation, there is an element of CAUSATION at work here—the failure of the elites to promote the general welfare, but only their own, has PRODUCED the populist response. The precipitous rise in gun sales is but one manifestation of the commitment by the people survive when the elites come for them, and this is the real reason behind the passion of the elites for gun control, not in their own entourage–they have their bodyguards, but in the general population when and if catastrophe strikes.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-27/problem-isnt-populism-problem-status-quo-has-failed

  45. Here is the most succinct explanation of why big media is beyond redemption. It is by Mike Walsh, who has a long and distinguished track record of telling it how it really is . . . . .
    ————-
    The media, in the form of the Baby Boomers who have reached its highest echelons and have controlled it for the past quarter century, sold its soul to the Democrat party — first to George McGovern, then (briefly) to Jimmy Carter, and finally and fatally to Bill (but not Hillary) Clinton and Barack Obama.

    Whereas old-school reporters and editors abjured involvement in politics, they embraced it. Whereas once a reporter left to become a public-relations flack or, worse, to work for a politician, he was finished as a journalist, the Boomers celebrated such experience as a resume builder. In short order, a revolving door appeared, connecting the newsrooms of Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the television networks to the corridors of political power.

    David Axelrod, for example, worked at the Chicago Tribune, as the City Hall bureau chief, before moving on to managing campaigns. Several of my Time magazine colleagues segued into Democratic administrations, including Jay Carney (press secretary) and Rick Stengel (State Dept.). In the other direction, Clinton administration hacks and henchmen such as James Carville and George Stephanopoulos smoothly transitioned into plum media gigs. So why should anyone trust the press any more?

    The real reason for a situation that allows the Roy Moores and Donald Trumps of the world to rise above mere laughingstock status is that the media has totally lost its connection with a large portion of the nation, almost all of them conservatives. Worse, the media has become what Trump and allies refer to as “the opposition party”—and, as such, a most useful foil for the Trump administration.

    This problem is real. The anger against the mainstream media is deep-seated. And, as difficult as it is for many to accept, much of the anger is justified.

    This piece by Matt Latimer in Politico, goes on to make the case that the national media has long held a double standard in its news coverage, which is obvious to anyone on the right side of the aisle. “The job of the media is to reluctantly report the news it can’t ignore anymore & then explain why it wasn’t important in the first place,” cracked Jim Treacher. Iowahawk’s famous dictum also comes to mind: “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.” Nobody trusts the media any more because the media is, by its own definition, partisan and therefore untrustworthy.

    And so conservatives view it, rightly, with mistrust and distrust. They know from bitter first-hand experience that there’s an agenda behind nearly every story, in every section of the Times: a crack about Trump here, a dig at the Right there. Even ESPN, which used to be a sports network, has gotten into the act, politicizing sports to its own detriment and to the likely ruination of the NFL. Nearly every mainstream media outlet takes as its standpoint a position that is well left of center, at which point its opponents (for so reporters think of those I call Real Americans) can only be deemed far-right. It’s a deliberate slander, of course, and everybody knows it.

    What to do, what to do?

    Of course the first step is for the heads of the major media outlets to actually care about the problem. Despite a few half-hearted efforts during the aftershocks of 2016 election to try to better understand the Trump voters that many reporters didn’t know even existed, it’s not clear that most really do care. There’s very little incentive in today’s tribal climate to try to offer a more balanced picture on various issues or to hear out the other side—to have a frame of mind that accepts that maybe tax cuts can help spur job growth, or maybe the Obama administration did make some mistakes, or maybe every single thing Trump does and says isn’t by definition an outrage requiring days of focus and attention, or maybe federal regulations have in some cases gone too far, or maybe there are other smart, well-meaning Republicans who aren’t Susan Collins or Lindsey Graham.

    That’s advice they won’t heed because they cannot heed it; to do so would be to betray what they consider to be their real job: pushing a Leftist agenda, boosting Democrats, and hoping like hell they’ll be offered a job in the next Democrat administration. Because if you can’t reward your friends, punish your enemies, and improve your own material circumstances, what’s the media for, anyway?

  46. I hope and believe that avaricious, nihilistic, narcissistic mindset plus scandals in their own house, plus advancing technology will be the death knell of big media, and pigs like Tapper who is in my estimation a bimbo and a baby boomer all rolled into one ugly bleating package. It is enough to hope for a glorious return of Charlie Rose, although even on his own show, they move heaven and earth to no longer speak of him. The Latin expression? Persona non grata.

  47. ‘She’s Like An Angel’: Child Visiting White House Stunned by First Lady Melania Trump

    Schoolchildren at the White House were reportedly in awe of First Lady Melania Trump as she greeted them during a ceremony for the unveiling of Christmas decorations that she helped design.
    “She looks like an angel,” one child reportedly said as Melania was embraced by a handful of schoolchildren when she emerged in the White House wearing a caped Christian Dior dress and a thin, gold belt to accent her small waist.

    “She seriously looks like an angel,” one of the children said as they greeted Melania.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/11/27/shes-like-an-angel-melania-trump-stuns-in-dior-for-unveiling-of-christmas-at-the-white-house/

    Many pics of the beautiful, Melania @ above link

    ……………………………..

    Memories of MO slowly dissipating into the ether….

    Over 8,000 comments here:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/11/27/shes-like-an-angel-melania-trump-stuns-in-dior-for-unveiling-of-christmas-at-the-white-house/#disqus_thread

  48. Roger Stone: says, call the Honey Bucket guy… Planning to drain the swamp!

    Exclusive: FBI Director Preparing To Drop The Hammer On Mueller, Comey, And The Clintons

  49. What are we to make of Nannie Poopies two conflicting positions separated by less than a day. First, she tells us Conyers is a (black) icon, and demands due process before any judgment can be made. The Black Caucus is satisfied, particularly Clyburn whom I suspect has similar skeletons in his closet. Then comes the Blowback from her fellow travelers who are not part of the black caucus. Shades of that same internecine war between social justice warriors that we witnessed during the primary when BLM ran St Bernie off the stage after he tried to prostate himself to them–to the endless delight of big media, who was backing both factions at that point. Well, after her disastrous appearance on MTP where ratboy tried his level best to rescue her, but she was determined to commit hari kari, and to her everlasting credit did, she took the audacious step of meeting with one of the accusers, and viola, NOW she claims she believes the accuser, and says nothing about due process. Oh, I get it, despite her Catholic upbringing useful to bring in votes at one time, she has become an evolutionist as relates to the civil rights icon who is now under the bus.

  50. Well, she did tell us 6 months ago when there was a move within the party to oust its geriatric leadership that she was staying, and then she told us in a triumphant moment (mostly in her own head–yes they are capable of such self delusions, particularly when they are supported by the most corrupt institution in the country, big media—correction, the second most corrupt institution, second only to the Leviathan otherwise known as the deep state, which is killing our democracy–but if you want a paradigmatic case of self delusion, look no further than the glorious big media beloved messiah, whose real history has yet to be written, and will be more than a mere footnote in history as more and more of his scandals come unraveled, but the point of this stream of consciousness is simply this: she did tell us did she not when she emerged triumphant that she was damned good at her job? Well then on the question of her leadership, or lack thereof, THIS fine piroette from due process to hang him high in less than a day speaks for itself. Res ipsa locitur, Nannie.

  51. The democrat party as currently constituted loves Representative Conyers.

    Victimology and identity politics are the glue that hold them together.

    And blame whitey, and loot him when he is not looking.

    And Conyers, bless his heart, fits the bill.

    But outside the democrat party, there is room for doubt . . . .

    ————–
    John Conyers Is the Furthest Thing From an ‘Icon’
    BY ROGER L SIMON NOVEMBER 27, 2017 CHAT 91 COMMENTS

    John Conyers is not an “icon,” as Nancy Pelosi would have it, or would pretend to have it anyway, unless you mean an icon for everything that went wrong with the civil rights movement.

    He’s also an icon for identity politics (a favorite of despots globally), grievance culture and economic decline (Detroit). Oh, and there are the little matters of sexual assault and governmental corruption.

    Finally, he’s an icon for rape — in this instance, of the American taxpayer.

    Am I being harsh on poor John at 88?

    Unfortunately, not much. How about your money paying — in secret — for his sexual (to be overly polite) dalliance(s)?

    On Monday night, BuzzFeed broke the story that Michigan Rep. John Conyers paid a former staffer thousands of dollars in a settlement in 2015 after sexually harassing her and other women in his office and then firing her for refusing his advances.

    He likely isn’t the only member of Congress to settle a harassment case. Since 1997, Congress has paid at least $15 million to settle complaints about sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act under the umbrella of the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) of 1995.

    The payments made to Rep. Conyers’s alleged victim came out of his taxpayer-funded office budget. Generally, though, these payments aren’t made by members of Congress or their offices. They’re made by a special section of the Department of the Treasury established under Section 415 of the CAA — and ultimately by the American taxpayer.

    None of this should be a surprise. It’s all in the family. Conyers’ recently divorced (2015) wife Monica pled guilty for “conspiring to commit bribery” (2009), and was involved in numerous scandals during the twenty-five years of their marriage. (She served twenty-seven months in a West Virginia prison camp.) The decades of dubious activities by the Conyers have been well-known throughout Michigan and to many people across the country who follow politics — including, one would assume, John Conyers’ colleagues in Congress.

    The real question: How did such a person remain in office for so many years and then become ranking member, until now, of the Judiciary Committee, of all things? It sounds almost like the UN.

    The answer, my friends, is a bleak passage indeed, especially bad for African-Americans who were disastrously misled by people like Conyers from the time he and others formed the Congressional Black Caucus. Although they may not have realized it then, the formation of that caucus marked what was the ratification of a grievance culture, what Larry Elder so aptly calls “victimology.” The Black Caucus, racist in essence as would be a White Caucus, allowed many things to be excused in the name of the supposed racial advancement of African-Americans.

    The result of that moral error was the reverse of what was putatively intended. We all know it now with the near-decimation (literally) of the black family that was once — not so long ago — one of the paragons of our communities. That demise has encouraged so many disasters from drugs to unemployment to crime and even murder. It’s an American tragedy

    Was John Conyers responsible for that by himself? Of course not, but he was a main aider and abetter. Most of what he did — including the demand for reparations — was ultimately about securing his own power. As long as African Americans thought of themselves as victims, he got elected.

    But he was far from alone in this strategy. The Democratic Party is fully responsible. That party’s fervent embrace of reactionary identity politics creates and even deifies John Conyers and Maxine Waters at the expense of African American leaders who are genuinely forward-thinking and don’t regard black people as victims — a self-fulfilling prophecy. If I were an African American, I would despise the Democratic Party for what it has done to black people.

    Unfortunately, the Republicans haven’t done much to rectify the situation. That was a promise, as I recall, made by Donald Trump. So far, however, that is largely unfulfilled, other than the general economic improvement we have been seeing. Some would say that is enough. All should be equal. And that’s true. But Jack Kemp-style tax remedies for our disadvantaged communities (obviously not just African American) have merit and are absolutely worth trying. Don’t expect the John Conyerses of the world (or the Nancy Pelosis for that matter) to lead the way, however. It’s not in their interest.

  52. EXCLUSIVE: FBI Director Wray Demotes Embattled Andrew McCabe; Internal Investigation Dubbed “Train Wreck”

    FBI Director Christopher Wray has defrocked and demoted embattled deputy director Andrew McCabe, according to FBI sources.

    McCabe, who has been a lightning rod of controversy in the last two years, is no longer running the show at the FBI as far as manning his previous sweeping daily responsibilities.

    Under ex-FBI director James Comey, McCabe had unilateral control of the FBI, including counter terrorism. According to sources, that is no longer the case.

    McCabe’s workload has been transferred among other Bureau hierarchy, according to FBI sources.

    This internal demotion likely sets the stage for McCabe’s departure from the FBI, according to sources who say that an investigation by the United States Office of the Inspector General into McCabe’s dealings with Hillary Clinton’s campaign have yielded troubling revelations.

    McCabe still maintains his title as deputy director, however, he is no longer assuming the responsibilities that go with that title.

    Sources said McCabe may currently be negotiating an amicable exit from the FBI.

    Wray, the newly-minted FBI director, was appointed by President Donald Trump. Wray decided to effectively demote McCabe and remove him from high-profile cases.

    McCabe has come under fire on many fronts in recent months.

    http://truepundit.com/exclusive-fbi-director-wray-demotes-embattled-andrew-mccabe-internal-investigation-dubbed-train-wreck/

  53. Does anyone believe this comedic apologist
    with a case of selective amnesia?

    BOO-HOO-BOO-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo !!!

    ……………………..

    Al Franken addresses sexual assault allegations outside his office in D.C. 11.27.17

  54. Sources said McCabe may currently be negotiating an amicable exit from the FBI.
    ————-
    An amicable exit?

    Or, which federal center of incarceration he will be sent to, and whether it will be close to his family or far away.

    Okay, fine, first the facts then the verdict?

    That rule is supposed to apply to me, when god knows it does NOT apply to big media?

    IF it is true that the inspector general’s investigation is revealing troubling facts about McCabe, then it is hard to imagine that the negotiation only involves the terms and conditions of an amicable exit.

    Maybe the Russians will pick up his retirement.

    Or maybe he will not need it if the great state of Texas will be paying his rent.

  55. Wbb

    Who’s on first?

    The icons of the alert tumbling faster than a greased pig…

    Yet politicians refuse to step down…

  56. SURPRISE! or NOT

    ANOTHER BIG TAKEDOWN:

    NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

    Just 12 hours ago, another pillar in the left-wing elite media fell over allegations of sexual misconduct, NPR’s chief news editor David Sweeney. Less than a month ago, Michael Oreskes, NPR’s senior vice president of news and editorial director, was forced to resign over similar accusations stretching back decades.

    NBC’s Matt Lauer and NPR’s David Sweeney have now been added to a growing pile of disgraced left-wing journalists either fired or under investigation for sexual misconduct. There is also Glenn Thrush of the New York Times, Mark Halperin of NBC News, NPR’s Micheal Oreskes, Charlie Rose at CBS, and around a dozen others.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/29/nbc-news-fires-matt-lauer-allegation-sexual-misconduct/

    ……………

    Amanda Guthrie feels bad for Matt.. How does she feel about his wife Annette and his three children facing the shame Lauer has visited upon his family? …..crickets….. ?

  57. Tony Stark
    November 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm
    CNN just walked right into it, and Sarah Sanders delivered the coup de grace!🤣
    ………………….

    I think we can nickname her.
    The ‘Mighty Sarah Sanders’!

    As one by one she deep 6’s the Deep State mouthpieces

  58. Hah-Hah! Website ‘Pocahontas.com’ Links to Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Website

    The media was outraged — not at Elizabeth Warren for lying about her ethnicity for years — but at President Trump for pointing it out. They said it was racist.

    Now this…

    If you Google or look up “Pocahontas.com” it takes you to a Elizabeth Warren’s website!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/hah-hah-website-pocahontas-com-links-elizabeth-warrens-campaign-website/

    ……………………..

    A Native American said, “I’m offended by her lying and saying she a Indian… we call the likes of her.. “Walking Eagle” it is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.” 🙂

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