22 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-14-18

  1. I’ll park this here next to HRW’s submission on the topic of NTers……….

    Are they Never Trump? Or Never You?


    “The recent utterly unsurprising utter capitulation by the Fredocons to the SJW/tech/media campaign to deplatform and silence any right-wing voice who is not trying to sell you a cruise cabin is a symptom of a bigger problem. It’s not a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, though Trump has utterly deranged these pointy-headed geeks. It is a symptom of Conservative, Inc.’s contempt for you.

    The dethroned conservagimps are angry with you. Donald Trump is not really the issue. He’s just a convenient target for those these establishment sissies. They truly despise you.


    They hate you because you refuse to honor and respect them, to validate their cheesy status within the Beltway hierarchy, and to acknowledge them as your betters. Your pig-headed uppityness has disrupted their scam. The old paradigm, the model of go-along/get-along and feed the crackers out there in America articles about lib outrages to keep them writing checks, no longer cuts it. You’ve stripped them of their status by holding them accountable for their failure to fight for conservatism, and for us.

    And it is such a pathetic status – maybe they are fighting so hard because the stakes are so low. For some, it’s a mention on the masthead of an anorexically thin magazine that now publishes only because some zillionaire keeps handing its boss wads of cash, the actual subscribers to the cruise-shilling brochure having abandoned ship after the seven hundredth “Trump Is Icky!” expose. For others, it’s the chance to be the nominal conservative voice on Morning Joe, ready to pretend that actual conservatives concur with the ideological stylings of the Mick Jagger of flaccid, self-indulgent momrock.

    Then there are those lucky few who get the “Here, boy!” to come live inside the house, collared and lying at the feet of their masters by the fire. What’s horrifying is that this is their dream, their sad, sad dream. Take the current occupant of the non-David Brooks prissy poodle position at the New York Times, Bret Stephens. He eagerly accepted the iron discipline of his new job after his first column hinted that the weird weather religion of the ruling class – the one that demands you Normals sacrifice your money and your sovereignty for the sake of the elite’s virtue – might not be, you know, totally a thing. He thank-you-sir-may-I-have-anothered, learned to heel, and pleased his masters by coming out hard against the Second Amendment like a good boy. Having got a taste for biscuits, he is still seeking treats – and gets them – like when he praised the firing of Rosanne and then praised the non-firing of actual racist Sarah Jeong.

    Hypocrisy, thy name is True Conservatism™.”


  2. HRW, I always thought Gingrich was too partisan and not substantive enough. However, we didn’t have this in the 90s:


  3. It’s pretty much a free fall. In the 80s we had Reagan and Buckley. In the 90s we had Gingrich and Limbaugh. By the 2000s we were down to Palin and Hannity. Now we have Trump and Alex Jones.


  4. Ricky @ 19:58
    I know who all those people are except Alex Jones.
    Seems you are naming politicians and those who carried water for them.
    I would suggest that now it’s Trump and Hannity. Hannity is his biggest supporter.

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  5. Well. she did sign it, so time to own it.

    Note too that she may be facing charges.


    “President Trump’s campaign organization Tuesday has filed for arbitration against friend-turned-enemy Omarosa Manigault Newman, claiming that she broke a 2016 nondisclosure contract by disparaging the president in her new book and revealing private talks from the ultra-secret White House Situation Room.

    In New York, Trump campaign lawyers filed for arbitration to force the former star of “The Apprentice” to abide by the agreement they say she signed when joining the 2016 campaign.

    According to a sample of the agreement provided to Secrets, she was required to keep proprietary information about the president, his companies or his family confidential and to never “disparage” the Trump family “during the term of your service and at all times thereafter.”


  6. Others are already refuting her allegations and she’s already been caught lying.



  7. It’s too bad that such a reputable person as Michael Cohen refuted the “Trump eating paper” story. That was my favorite part of Omarosa’s book. So who hired her to work in the White House at the maximum salary?


  8. So Ricky….

    No comment on your buddy the hack known as Strzok being fired?

    Don’t feel bad, lefties are stupid, so he has plenty of cash.

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  9. Hmmmm…….


    “The curious case of Rep. Keith Ellison got even more curious in the hours leading to Primary Day here in Minnesota. The woman who now accuses the deputy DNC chair says she will not release the video that her son described in his Facebook post this weekend as proof of the Democratic Congressman’s abuse of his mother. But also, as KARE 11 reports, the Ellison campaign also admits that he met with Monahan two months ago before filing for his run as state Attorney General and was warned that the video existed::”

    “Why bring up the video as proof and not release it? That seems to present a credibility problem for Monahan, who instead was releasing text messages to prove that there was bad blood between the two after the end of the relationship. But it’s also a credibility problem for Ellison too, who initially denied knowing anything about a video. Now it turns out that he was aware of the potential existence of the video for more than two months before his denial yesterday.

    Meanwhile, another allegation of potential domestic abuse involving Ellison emerged yesterday. This appears to be pulled from police records a decade before the alleged assault took place on Monahan, and it comes from a suburban Minneapolis councilman:”


  10. DJ,

    Funny, it was just last year the NY Times was bashing Omarosa and saying how unqualified she was for her job.

    The Clinton WH weren’t fans of her work and said so publicly. But Trump does it and it’s “tawdry, cruel, vindictive and highly personal.”

    Seems like a double standard.


    “The Trump White House is not the first to be unsatisfied with the work performance of Omarosa Manigault, the former senior Trump staffer who already released secretly recorded conversations she had with the president and Chief of Staff John Kelly

    Despite Manigault’s complaints that she was treated poorly in the Trump White House during her tenure as one of the highest paid staffers there, former “numerous” staffers for Vice President Al Gore’s office told The New York Times last year that she was a terrible employee for the then-vice president.

    During her days on Trump’s NBC program The Apprentice, People Magazine reported in 2004 that she held four jobs within two years when she worked for the Clinton administration.

    At 24 years of age, she scored an entry-level, $25,000-per-year post replying to invitations for the vice president. According to The Times, she left a mound of 13 months-worth of unanswered correspondence addressed to Gore below her desk.

    People Magazine reported a former staffer said, “she didn’t do her job, and it got everybody in trouble.”

    “She was the worst hire we ever made,” Mary Margaret Overbey, Gore’s former office administrator told The Times.”

    Here’s the NYT’s first take. When she worked for Trump she was horrible. But now that she doesn’t, and has fake stories to tell, they’re re-writing theirs. Funny that.

    Why it’s almost like they’re hypocrites…….

    “His liaison to African-American leaders is a former reality-TV villain with a penchant for résumé inflation.”

    “Ms. Manigault, 43, has no policy experience, a spotty history in her previous federal positions and a résumé that has cast her — inaccurately — as a university professor and a former top aide to Vice President Al Gore.”


  11. I don’t see that they’ve changed their editorial position then, they’re still clearly not a fan of hers. Just suggesting that she mirrors her boss 😶


  12. Heartbreaking, infuriating news about the Pittsburgh “predator priests.” If you don’t want your blood to boil over one (of many) such stories in the *political* realm, don’t watch the documentary linked below that was (suspiciously) pulled before it aired on the Discovery channel in the ’90s. This stuff is still *rampant* in this country. You can likely confirm this by going to your local law enforcement webpage and looking up sex offenders in your area (just the ones registered, to say nothing of those getting away with this travesty). It’s up there with abortion as a tragedy of our time.


  13. Something to keep in mind when looking at names on the sex offender registry is that some of those are men who were caught urinating outside and deemed to be too close to the public. Hubby often had to relieve himself outside of his truck on the side of a road, and I sometimes worried that he would someday not realize he was close to people, and get arrested.

    Also, some on the registry were older teens having consensual relations with their younger-teen girlfriends or boyfriends.


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