15 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-16-19

  1. So in the US, they can, but won’t help. But in China……

    Makes you question their loyalties.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/03/15/joint-chiefs-chairman-says-google-wont-work-with-us-military-but-provides-direct-benefit-to-chinas-n2543170

    “Top Defense Officials Slam Google for Providing ‘Direct Benefit’ to China’s Military”

    “Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that Google is helping China’s military more than it is helping America’s military.

    “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,” Dunford said.

    “We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit. Frankly, ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.”

    Alarmed by what Dunford had told the committee, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley summarized the top general’s point: “We have an American company that does not want to do work with our Defense Department, which is one thing, but they’re happy to help the Chinese, at least the Chinese government that is, the Chinese military, at least indirectly. I think that’s just extraordinary,” he said.”

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  2. The silence of the Democratic lambs.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782

    “Last week, it seemed as if Nancy Pelosi’s iron grip on the speaker’s gavel was loosening ever so slightly.

    Ferocious backlash from the left turned her draft resolution—initially intended to implicitly rebuke rising progressive star Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her comments questioning the “allegiance” to America by supporters of Israel—into a broader statement about all forms of bigotry. Conservatives, such as National Review’s Matthew Continetti, charged the House speaker with timidity, unwilling to shame Omar by keeping the emphasis solely on anti-Semitism. “She’s supposed to be this Iron Lady,” he wrote. “But her hands are covered in Palmolive … [It’s] undeniable that AOC & co. is in charge.”

    “Undaunted, Pelosi threw another brushback pitch at the left this week, telling the Washington Post, and those on the left itching for President Donald Trump’s early ouster, that she is “not for impeachment” because it would be “so divisive to the country.” Although a handful of pro-impeachment lawmakers said they would forge ahead, many prominent House Democrats backed her up. Even “AOC,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a supposed caucus rebel who has already declared Trump guilty of impeachable offenses, bowed to her leader: “Legally, I don’t think it’s something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that’s how she feels right now, I respect that.”

    When Pelosi triumphantly returned to power after a midterm election that featured many an aspiring House member threatening not to choose her for speaker—and again when she outmaneuvered the president during the recent shutdown imbroglio—the narrative in the chattering class was that she was a supergenius who was running circles around her hapless foes. Remember all those memes about her orange power coat?

    Now, the question hanging over Washington is whether even Pelosi can control her wayward caucus, bursting at the seams as it is with mic-hogging progressives like Omar and Ocasio-Cortez on the one hand, and increasingly frustrated moderates like New Mexico Rep. Xochitl Torres Small on the other. “Democrats in disarray” often teeters between being a hot take by lazy pundits and comical reality. But if someone as skilled as Pelosi can’t keep her ideologically sprawling members inside the party’s big tent, many will begin to wonder if anybody can.”

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    It puts the lotion on, or it get’s the hose again.

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  3. Headlining for her true masters.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/omar-headlines-for-cair.php

    “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is, like al Qaeda and Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR masquerades as a civil rights organization, but is actually a supporter of terrorism, as was demonstrated in the Holy Land Foundation case, where CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator. CAIR is also viciously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic:

    CAIR has a long record of anti-Israel activity. Its leadership has accused Israel of being a racist state engaged in genocide and Israel supporters in the U.S. of promoting “a culture of hostility towards Islam.” Its chapters partner with various anti-Israel groups that seek to isolate and demonize the Jewish State.
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    CAIR also advocates for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel as a challenge “against one of the greatest forms of injustice in our time – Apartheid.”
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    CAIR senior staff members have often promoted the anti-Semitic canard that an Israeli lobby controls the U.S. government. Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in Arabic on his Twitter account on October 14, 2014 that the U.S. government would recognize the State of Palestine when “America, itself, is free from the influence of the pro-Israel lobby.” …

    Other CAIR leaders have openly compared Israelis to Nazis.
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    CAIR also helped establish and fund InFocus News, an Anaheim, California-based monthly that published anti-Semitic articles and cartoons, as well as content expressing support for terrorist groups.

    Much more at the link, but you get the drift. Those bigoted views have been in the news lately because they are espoused by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. So it should be no surprise that on March 23, Omar will headline a fundraiser for CAIR’s Los Angeles branch:”

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  4. See. I’m not the only one that dislikes this poser.

    “Beto O’Rourke is a deluded loser running on a ticket of lies, hypocrisy and the vote-destroying message that all Americans are about to die”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6810365/PIERS-MORGAN-Beto-ORourke-loser-running-lies-slogan-Americans-die.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus&__twitter_impression=true

    ” Beto O’Rourke is a loser.

    In 2016, he ran against Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race, and lost.

    He didn’t lose by much, just 2.6% of the vote in fact.

    But he still lost, and in the brutal world of US politics that usually means the last anyone hears from you for the rest of your natural life.

    (One of the few exceptions to this rule is Hillary Clinton, who was a double loser – first to Barack Obama in the Democrat nominee race in 2008, then to Donald Trump in the 2016 general election.)

    But today, Beto O’Rourke announced he is running for President.

    And he did so in rather unconventional fashion – by announcing the end of the world is fast upon us.

    As US presidential campaign messages go, it at least had the benefit of being uniquely depressing.

    O’Rourke didn’t quite scream ‘WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!’ but he might as well have done.

    In direct contrast to Donald Trump’s upbeat winning 2016 slogan of ‘Make America Great Again’, O’Rourke thinks he can win in 2020 by telling 320 million Americans they’re all doomed.

    ‘We face catastrophe and crisis on this planet,’ he declared, asserting that climate change will unleash ‘massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or under water.’

    He’s not even promising to stop it.

    ‘Life is going to be a lot tougher for the generations that follow us,’ he said, ‘no matter what we do.’”

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    You know the drill.

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  5. Like I’ve said repeatedly, he’s just another NT traitor. This is just further proof.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/court-files-reveal-role-of-mccain-aide-in-spreading-anti-trump-dossier

    “Newly unsealed court filings show how the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and an associate shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets the unverified dossier that alleged the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump.

    McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.

    In a newly unsealed declaration from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.

    In another filing, David Kramer — a former State Department official and McCain associate — said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller.

    The report was also shared with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

    The filings were unsealed as part of an ongoing libel case against BuzzFeed by a Russian businessman.

    In his deposition, Kramer said that McCain gave a copy of the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey on Dec. 9. Kramer told investigators that it was the sense from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson that “having Senator McCain provide it to the FBI would give it a little more oomph than it had had up until that point.””

    “I think they felt a senior Republican was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack,” he said.”

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    Who’s a good useful idiot for Dems?

    John McCain.

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  6. Boy, it’s amazing what you find in Friday news dumps. Like with the above, Ricky and NTers have been wrong about everything.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-reached-agreement-with-clinton-lawyers-to-block-fbi-access-to-clinton-foundation-emails-strzok-says

    “DOJ reached agreement with Clinton lawyers to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation emails, Strzok says”

    “The Justice Department “negotiated” an agreement with Hillary Clinton’s legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript.

    Republicans late last year renewed their efforts to probe the Clinton Foundation, after tax documents showed a plunge in its incoming donations after Clinton’s 2016 presidential election. The numbers fueled longstanding allegations of possible “pay-to-play” transactions at the organization, amid a Justice Department probe covering foundation issues.

    Under questioning from Judiciary Committee General Counsel Zachary Somers, Strzok acknowledged that Clinton’s private personal email servers contained a mixture of emails related to the Clinton Foundation, her work as secretary of state and other matters.

    “Were you given access to [Clinton Foundation-related] emails as part of the investigation?” Somers asked.

    “”We were not. We did not have access,” Strzok responded. “My recollection is that the access to those emails were based on consent that was negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.””

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  7. Like I said, gotta love Friday news dumps.

    Further proof the Kavanaugh debacle was all a charade, with Feinstein’s dirty fingers all over it. And once again, the DoJ wants to hide the wrongdoing.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/14/kavanaugh-doxx-feinstein-doj/

    “SUSPECT IN KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION DOXXING HAS FEINSTEIN TIES, ALLEGEDLY POSSESSED SENATE DATA. DOJ MAY HIDE THE DETAILS”

    “The former Senate aide accused of doxxing Republicans during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing allegedly possessed troves of information, including Senate data, court proceedings indicate.

    The suspect is the son of a wealthy family with ties to Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat. Republicans suggested she timed a leak about sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh to harm his confirmation chances.

    The court barred the media from hearing details about the alleged breach, and now a plea deal that could prevent the truth from ever emerging appears to be in the works.”

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    “Cosko — a supporter of Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders — is the son of an enormously wealthy and politically connected California family with ties to Feinstein. Republicans suggested the California Democrat leaked a letter soon before Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing that alleged the Supreme Court justice sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.

    The suspect’s father, Greg Cosko, is the CEO of Hathaway Dinwiddie, a massive construction company that built a university building named after Feinstein’s husband. He serves on the board of San Francisco State University alongside Willie Brown, the California politician who said he helped make the career of California’s other Democratic senator, Kamala Harris, with an illicit affair.

    As former chairman of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Greg Cosko hobnobbed with then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Feinstein and others. The elder Cosko’s adult son appears to have made inroads in Washington via an internship with Feinstein.

    Jackson Cosko appeared to have absconded with vast troves of data months before the confirmation hearing, and even allegedly had Senate letterhead. Even after he was caught, he continued to make threats, Hogan said.

    “There’s been some complex discovery with terabytes of information. The defendant is cooperating but the government isn’t convinced that he is fully cooperative. Some of what was provided under discovery is Senate information. The Senate is subject to a privilege called speech and debate,” he said at a January court date before closing the proceedings to the public.”

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  8. Couldn’t figure out how to read the whole cow poem, but I am guessing it is either dirty or gross or something. Teenagers often write dark and/or dirty stuff.

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  9. Yeah, I really don’t see how something a person wrote as a teenager has anything at all to do with their qualifications as an adult. People often work stuff out by writing–teenagers especially. I never wrote violent or dirty poetry, but I wrote some pretty bad rhymes myself. It’s irrelevant.

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  10. Well, if he really did criminal hacking, then yes, he should answer for that, but that is a different issue from his teenage writing.

    A very sweet young lady in church turned out to be writing some very dark stuff as a teenager, but she grew out of that phase.

    Another woman at church that I knew years ago told us that when she was a teenager she would make up dirty words to the worship songs we sung, as she was resentful that her parents made her go to church with them. But she grew out of that and ended up coming to church on her own as an adult.

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