48 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-24-19

  1. Everything is racist now…..


    “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name removed from book award due to ‘anti-Native sentiments in her work’”

    “The BBC reports that the U.S. Association for Library Service to Children voted unanimously over the weekend to remove author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a children’s book award, renaming it the Children’s Literature Legacy award. The association could no longer overlook the very problematic “anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work.””

    “President Trump actually made a very good point when talking about Confederate monuments coming down in the middle of the night. Where does it end? Is Thomas Jefferson canceled because he owned slaves? We still don’t know about Jefferson, but we’d never imagined that the author of the “Little House on the Prairie” series of books would be disappeared like this.”


  2. More winning. 🙂

    And you’re welcome Texas.


    “Apple Will Manufacture New Mac Pro in Texas After Receiving Tariff Waivers

    Apple CEO Tim Cook: “The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer ever and we’re proud to be building it in Austin. We thank the administration for their support enabling this opportunity.””

    “Apple announced this morning that the company will manufacture its new Mac Pro in its facility in Austin, TX.

    There is a slight catch. Apple secured tariff waivers “for certain necessary components” not made in America.

    Apple decided in June to move production of the Mac Pro to China. A month after the decision, President Donald Trump vowed not to give Apple any tariff waivers or relief. The company could only avoid tariffs if it builds the Mac Pro in America.

    Despite the threat, Apple filed 15 requests for tariff exemptions:

    Among the computer components that are now exempt for Apple – and all other manufacturers – are partially assembled main circuit boards and graphics cards, and they are some of the most expensive parts in the machine. These have chips from Intel Corp, Nvidia Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc, which are mostly the costliest parts of the machines.

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative approved 10 of those exemptions. This includes “partially assembled main circuit boards and graphics cards, which contain expensive chips from Intel, Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices.”

    Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the majority of components will come “from 36 states, supporting 450,000 jobs with US suppliers.” He also vowed “to continue growing here.”

    Apple touted its contributions to the American economy in its press release:

    Apple is on track to fulfill its commitment to invest $350 billion in the US economy by 2023. Last year alone, the company spent over $60 billion with more than 9,000 domestic suppliers across the country, including at manufacturing locations in 36 states. Apple’s investment in innovation supports 2.4 million jobs in all 50 states, including 90,000 direct employees. Last week, Apple announced it is awarding $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning Incorporated, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. To date, Apple has invested over $1 billion in American companies from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund — deploying the entire $1 billion initial investment and 20 percent of the $5 billion it subsequently committed to spend. In December, Apple announced plans to expand its presence in Austin and a dozen other cities across the country, including San Diego and Seattle.

    Cook thanked Trump’s administration for working with them. He said the company believes “deeply in the power of American innovation” and “proud to be building it in Austin.””


  3. Doing the job the Democrats in charge aren’t doing.

    Same guy, different liberal @#$@%$#@.



    “He Persisted: Citizen Activist Scott Presler Cleans Up L.A. Homeless Camp

    Asking the important question: “How can you clean the planet when you can’t clean your own city?””

    “Reports indicate that his volunteer crew cleared about 50 tons of trash from the area. The before-and-after video is astonishing.”


  4. Yep.


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  5. The glow is off of the golden boy.


    “Polls Show Liberal Party Losing Ground After Trudeau Blackface Scandal”

    “Before the Justin Trudeau blackface scandal broke last week, polls basically showed a dead heat between Trudeau’s Liberal Party and the Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer. While the polls were even nationally, the distribution of support meant the Liberal Party had a slightly better chance of holding onto power. However, polls taken after the scandal broke suggest that advantage is waning:

    Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had a 4.8 percentage-point lead against Trudeau, according to a Nanos Research poll published on Saturday for CTV and the Globe and Mail newspaper. Scheer had a 3.2 percentage-point lead in the previous survey published on Friday.

    Conservatives would win 36.8% of the vote and the Liberals 32%, the poll said. The Oct. 21 election day is less than five weeks away.

    The Nanos poll was conducted over three nights until Sept. 20. The first image of Trudeau in blackface at a 2001 “Arabian Nights” party when he was a 29-year-old teacher emerged on the evening of Sept. 18…

    The Liberals were leading in a Mainstreet poll published by iPolitics on Saturday, but had lost 0.4 percentage point from the previous survey compared with a 0.2 percentage-point slide by the Conservatives.

    The Mainstreet poll showed only a slight decline but that poll concluded on the 19th, meaning the blackface story was only in play for the last 24-hours of that three-day poll. However, the story notes that bad news for the Liberal Party doesn’t necessarily help the Conservatives directly. People who abandon the party over the scandal are most likely to shift their support to the social-democratic New Democrats or the Green Party.”


    So what’s a liberal to do?

    Throw some red meat to the unwashed masses. 🙂

    “But Trudeau has not been idle. In addition to announcing new gun control plans, the leader of the Liberal Party announced plans to cut taxes and reduce cell-phone costs for Canadians:”


  6. Here’s a story I saw mentioned by Michelle on Facebook.


    “2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind”

    “Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy.

    In 1969, there were far more active coal plants in America than today. However, in 1969, there were also 2.9 billion more birds in America. In the last decade alone, 289 coal plants have closed—a 40 percent reduction. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at a record pace and scientists are reporting a “full-blown crisis” in the disappearance of 29 percent of North American birds.

    “Cats eat more birds than wind turbines kill!” claim wind and solar activists. But there are fewer cats in the United States today than in 2013. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at an alarming rate.

    Why is nearly a third of our bird population disappearing? Common birds including sparrows, robins, warblers, blackbirds and starlings play an integral role in pollinating flowers, regenerating forests by spreading seeds, and controlling pests. We may take birds for granted—but we rely on them for a healthy ecosystem.

    “Habitat loss” is the top reason for this bird disappearing act according to a new analysis in the journal Science. Let’s connect the dots. Coal plants are shuttering. Wind and solar farms consume vast tracts of land. The bright blades and lights in turbines and solar panels actually attract birds—and the insects they eat. Therefore, Audubon reports, even if wind turbines are retrofitted: “every species of bird approaches a turbine in a different manner, so training blades to recognize all birds could take years of research.”

    Five years ago—in 2014—Yahoo! News reported that wind turbines are responsible for killing over 573,000 birds annually. Bird scientist Shawn Smallwood testified that one large solar farm alone—the Ivanpah solar panel project in California—likely kills 28,380 birds annually. Meanwhile, we’ve built more wind turbines and solar farms. Scientists claim to be “stunned” that birds are dropping in droves. But the writing, or bird guts, has been on the turbine blade for years.”


  7. Always follow the money.


    “Book Review: Open Borders, Inc., by Michelle Malkin

    Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?”


    “The book connects the dots, in terms of following the money from the U.S. taxpayer to American citizens to organizations that are working to undermine this nation.

    The book covers a wide range of players who are attempting to maintain the door-wide-open immigration policies that have gone on for the past few decades. The first portion of the book covers foreign players (the Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels, George Soros and his numerous organizations, the Catholic Church, and the refugee resettlement voluntary agencies). The next section details the domestic players (e.g., Abolish ICE, Hollywood, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the liberal media).

    One of the best aspects of this book is its devotion to detail.

    Malkin’s Open Borders, Inc. goes way beyond punditry, providing references and links to resources she used in her quest to fully describe the funding, motivation, and activities for all the organizations fighting any form of border security.

    She has ten separate appendices that record her research and which effectively allow her to keep the main chapters highly readable while permitting readers to assess the foundational information and focus on the appendices that may be of most interest to them.

    As a Catholic, perhaps the chapter that hit me the hardest was the one on the Church. Malkin offers several reasons for the Catholic Church’s interest in open borders.

    One is the number of members and their ability to donate:

    So, why is the fabulously wealthy Vatican so hell-bent on foisting millions of illegal aliens, primarily from Hispanic Catholic countries, on us? One answer: in North America, the Catholic Church is losing members at a faster rate than any other denomination, which means less money and less political influence for the Church. Another factor is that illegal alien Catholics in the U.S. earn higher wages than they would at home. Their donations in American collection baskets—and their remittances to family members—mean more money for the Church.

    Another is all the related VOLAGs (Voluntary Agencies) associated with the Church and that get millions in taxpayer money.

    The USCCB [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] was reimbursed $11,415,905 and $11,504,703 for direct administrative costs and program services provided for resettlement activities for the full years at the end of 2017 and 2016. Investigative blogger and journalist Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch determined that the charity had soaked up more than $534 million of taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs between 2008 and 2017. Bear in mind that this figure does not include the public costs of subsidized housing, education, health care, criminal justice and the courts, food stamps, cash, and other welfare aid.

    Open Borders, Inc. is a must-read for anyone who is following the battle to secure the border. Not only did it remind me of news items I had forgotten, but I learned about organizations, activities, and individuals that were shocking and disturbing (which, for some reason, our elite media won’t share).”


  8. Huh.

    That’s surprising. I’ve been told the opposite is true. 🙂


    “Trump’s personality much better than Elizabeth Warren’s to female voters, focus group finds”

    “Up until now, we have always heard about how President Trump’s tweeting would be the death of him with suburban female voters. His style was what turned female voters off; his dreadful boorish personality was his problem. He needed to drop the tweets. The ladies were offended…


    Axios has found something a little different in a new focus group survey of female swing voters in Wisconsin:

    In a small, all-women focus group, some participants suggested President Trump would win on personality if the contest was between him and Warren — and that their doubts about her aren’t based on substance.

    These were the main takeaways from our Engagious/FPG focus group last week, which included 7 women who flipped from Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016, and 2 who switched from Mitt Romney to Hillary Clinton.

    While a focus group is not a statistically significant sample like a poll, these responses show how some voters are thinking and talking about the 2020 election in crucial counties

    Turns out that much repeated trope wasn’t true at all. “


  9. This one is for Ricky. 🙂


    “Come Back, Never Trumpers. All Is Forgiven!”

    “I know that it’s painful — and sometimes humiliating — to admit you were wrong, but it’s also the start of healing.

    That’s why I’m reaching out to my former friends to tell them all is forgiven for that time in 2016 when they abandoned their family and tried to start a new and exciting life with that political femme fatale, Hillary Clinton.

    You know who you are, Never Trumpers. Don’t make me name names.

    Of course, I am not talking to the Never Republicans who disguised themselves among the Never Trumpers — people like Ana Navarro and the despicable Ricks (Tyler and Wilson) — who have never supported the Republican platform, but found it was a convenient jumping-off place to land in front of the TV cameras of CNN and MSNBC. They don’t want to return to the Republican Party, and the Republican Party (if it is smart) would bar the door before it ever made the mistake of welcoming them back into the fold.

    Nonetheless, there are hundreds of thousands of erstwhile Republicans who are on the outside looking in, shivering in exile in a self-imposed gulag of superiority, who may just be ready to do a searching and fearless moral inventory of their fears and resentments about Donald Trump and admit that they were wrong — sincere but wrong.

    It is, of course, understandable that some heartland Republicans were nervous about handing the reins of the party to a New York celebrity and real-estate tycoon who had a history of supporting Democrats and thumbing his nose at taboos.

    But what is not understandable — and in fact never made sense — is that these Never Trumpers who were worried that Trump might be a closet liberal decided they were better off with woke Hillary Clinton as president than risk the possibility that Trump might punk them by appointing his lib sister to the Supreme Court.


    Let’s just say that you wacky Never Trumpers weren’t quite thinking straight and made the mistake of your lives, but now you’ve had three years to think about it — and to see the real results of a president who fights for conservative principles instead of just talking about them — and I am confident you are ready to acknowledge the error of your ways.

    Blame the Fake News Media if you wish for why you crashed on the rocky shore of reality — you are not the first who have been led astray by their siren song. But whatever you do, as we head toward the 2020 election, stop thinking about politics as it used to be, or as you wish it was, and face the truth about this moment in history and the role you can play in not just reelecting Donald Trump but in preserving the Constitution and saving the republic.”


    But you really should still apologize for your behavior……


  10. Never apologize for telling the truth.

    The meeting to decide whether to move forward on impeachment is at 4:00 today. All the legitimate press is reporting that Trump ordered a hold on military aid to Ukraine a week before his call to their president in which he requested about 8 times that Ukraine go after Biden. You won’t hear that from Hannity, Ngo, Rush, Levin, Watters, Malkin, Saavedra, Alex Jones, Diamond, Pirro, Bongino, Nunes, or Silk. But that is what happened.

    Trumpkins better be looking hard at those Republican Senators. They are very silent right now. Virtually all of them are tired of Trump. Most loath him. Every one has to know he is unfit to hold office. A few are retiring and can more easily do the right thing. You need 34 to acquit and keep him in office.


  11. In other China news, the leaders have awakened to the problem that they have an ecological disaster on their hands and have decided to shake down western countries to pay for clean up.

    Surprise raids, fees, persecution, they don’t seem to realize the western countries can just leave.

    It’s helpful to remember that if you really cared about the planet’s footprint, solar panels would be manufactured in California where our energy is considerably more planet-friendly.

    Oh, and all those batteries for solar and wind power? They require massive amounts of earth metals to make steel, etc, which have to be dug out of the ground.

    Anyone ever been to Butte, Montana— the site of that massive pit?

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  12. And now that this latest hoax of a scandal has been put in motion, note that again, they’re spying on the president, as he’s alleged.

    And it has happened before.



    Eric Felten is a meticulous and literate reporter as well as one of my favorite analysts of the mysteries of Russiagate. We have previously posted Eric’s July 1 RealClearInvestigations column “Insinuendo: Why the Mueller Report doth repeat so much.” Eric waded further into the Mueller miasma in the RCI column “The shaky foundations of Mueller’s footnotes.” Eric also took up “The Mifsud mystery” and, most recently, asked “Why Was the FBI Incurious About a Hot Collusion Tip Involving This Man?” Today Eric has yet another question. He asks “How Many Spy Targets Were There in Russiagate? One … or Four?” (with links omitted below). RCI authorizes the republication of its articles with attribution and we are happy to take advantage of the opportunity here. Eric writes:

    It has been more than a year since it was revealed that federal agents secured warrants to surveil onetime Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page both before and after the election. In all the arguments over whether those warrants were legitimately obtained, a related question has largely been neglected: Was Carter Page the only person in the Trump orbit to be put under surveillance? There is reason to think others were too.

    A little-publicized Capitol Hill exchange suggests the possibility that three other campaign figures – Gen. Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos – were also the targets of FISA-approved surveillance.”


    There’s a scandal here, just not the one they keep braying on about.


  13. Oh look, more spying on the president.

    Another of Ricky’s straight shootin’, good guy heroes bites the dust.

    These are the acts of traitors.


    “Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed wearing a wire into the Oval Office to record conversations with President Trump in the days after the president fired FBI Director James Comey, an explosive two-page memo written by then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe claims.

    According to McCabe’s notes, Rosenstein said he thought he could get away with wearing a wire because “he was not searched when he entered the White House.”

    “Justice Department officials have insisted for months that Rosenstein was only joking when he talked about wearing a wire. The DOJ has also pushed back on McCabe’s claim that Rosenstein discussed with Justice Department officials a plan to recruit members of Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

    “The Deputy Attorney General again rejects Mr. McCabe’s recitation of events as inaccurate and factually incorrect,” the DOJ said in a statement back in February.

    The fired G-Man’s memo—dated May 16, 2017— was obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch last Friday following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. It is redacted in a few key sections, and “purports to serve as a contemporaneous recollection” of McCabe’s meeting with Rosenstein, Deputy Assistant AG for Intelligence Tashina Gauhar and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Jim Crowell in Rosenstein’s Justice Department office on 5/16/2017.”


    ““This incredible memo details the conflicted and conniving coup effort against President Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is astonishing and shocking McCabe thought he could have the FBI conduct a ‘counterintelligence’ operation on the president and Rosenstein thought it would be appropriate to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump in the Oval Office. That the DOJ and FBI sat on this smoking gun for a year shows the need for urgent housecleaning at those agencies.”

    You can read the full text of the redacted McCabe memo here.

    Former acting attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Fox News host Tucker Carson Monday night that he would like to see the other contemporaneous notes from that meeting to see if they corroborate with McCabe’s story—because the former acting FBI director had a motive to lie.”


  14. Another week, another pseudo scandal.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.


    “Spin the magic wheel: click, click, click, click, click—click—click: Ukraine! We’re all going to Ukraine!

    Another week, another pseudo-scandal fomented by anonymous anti-Trump actors in the “intelligence community” and fanned into attention-grabbing headlines by an impatient, irresponsible press.”

    “Can anyone keep them all straight? They rise like noxious bubbles from the cauldron of deep-state anti-Trump sentiment, only to pass away almost immediately, carried off by their own insubstantiality and the contrasting bright-light series of real achievements on the part of the Trump Administration.”


    “We do know that President Trump spoke to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. Speaking for myself, I hope that he did bring up Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Andrew McCarthy brings his usual no-nonsense common sense to the issue. “If,” McCarthy writes, Biden “used his political influence to squeeze a foreign power for his son’s benefit, that should be explored. Of course,” he continues, “Trump should not use the powers of his office solely for the purpose of obtaining campaign ammunition to deploy against a potential foe.” May I add, “Duh”? But here’s the thing:

    All presidents who seek reelection wield their power in ways designed to improve their chances. If Trump went too far in that regard, we could look with disfavor on that while realizing that he would not be the first president to have done so. And if, alternatively, the president had a good reason for making a reciprocal commitment to Ukraine, that commitment would not become improper just because, collaterally, it happened to help Trump or harm Biden politically.

    This is a good example of what David Hume called “the calm sunshine of the mind,” and I like to see it. I wish it were in evidence more broadly.

    You won’t find that calm sunshine anywhere near the revving outrage machine of the anti-Trump media or the clown car precincts of the U.S. House of Representatives. Nope, for the next week or so, until it collapses on the miasma of its own fatuousness, expect screaming headlines and stories by Max Boot asking, “Is Trump finally finished?”

    Stepping back for a moment from that snarling imbroglio, I do wonder whether the latest “Trump abused his powers, let’s impeach him!” gambit is not rather an impressive deployment of a rhetorical-political gambit known as the “preemptive tu quoque I-tagged-you-first” strategy. The media and anti-Trump commentariat is jumping up and down in unison saying, “Trump is leaning on a foreign power in order to gain a political advantage.”

    But what is that charge cover for? A chap called Robert Barnes, writing on Twitter, reminds us of a pertinent fact. “The same Democrats who used all the powers of the Presidency to spy on an opposing campaign, and continue to use every power of the House to invade the privacy of the President, are deeply offended that Trump would want corruption investigated involving a former Vice President?” That’s what Latinists called a nonne question, one that expects the answer “Yes.””


  15. Own it.

    “Media have only themselves to blame for disbelief in Ukraine scandal


    “Voter distrust — hatred, really — of the media has reached record highs. And it is all your fault.

    It is all your fault because you stopped believing in the media.

    It is your fault because you read too many stories about how Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election — only to discover that it was Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who colluded with the Kremlin to smear Mr. Trump before the 2016 election.

    It is your fault for reading stories about how Mr. Trump lies about everything and will make up anything to destroy his political opponents — only to learn that Democrats in Congress wake up every morning to do that every single day, especially when it comes to Mr. Trump.

    It is your fault before that for reading all of those stories during the 2016 election about how Mr. Trump was such a tyrannical megalomaniac for suggesting he might not accept the results of the election — only to spend three years listening to Mrs. Clinton, all the Democrats and most of the crooked media refuse to accept the results of the 2016 election.

    It is also your fault for turning to that new-fangled internet device in search of actual news that did not utterly defy logic or facts or all the details that seem plainly obvious to any rational observer.

    Credibility of the media is in a free-fall death spiral. And it is all because you have given up and walked away.

    And just when you think our world has been drained of every last drop of absurdity, along comes the media carnival peddling one more bogus story.

    Again, Mr. Trump is the culprit. Supposedly, according to a hearsay witness who did not actually observe the offense, Mr. Trump colluded with the president of Ukraine over the phone and pressured him to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden.

    Turns out, according to two named, on-the-record sources who were on that actual phone call, Mr. Trump never colluded or pressured anybody.

    Also, turns out, there is a heinous little swamp scandal involving Mr. Biden and some apparently crooked deal his son had with a Ukrainian company in which it appears Mr. Biden used diplomatic pressure to protect or promote his son’s business interests.

    You are probably sitting at home wondering what the hell is this all about.

    Well, here is my theory. I believe the so-called “whistleblower” — the hearsay gossip witness who neither saw nor heard anything directly — went tattling to the inspector general knowing full well that the IG would take his evidence, thank him kindly and send him back to his cubicle in whatever “intelligence” agency was dumb enough to hire him in the first place.

    The inspector general would handle appropriately and realize there was absolutely nothing to report to Congress.

    Then, of course, it would leak.

    And in all the swampy murk and whispered evidence, the story would sound absolutely terrible. It would make Mr. Trump look like a real crook after all and drive the nuts in Congress totally bonkers, demanding impeachment all over again.”


    Lather, rinse, repeat.


  16. Ricky,

    “Never apologize for telling the truth.”

    You mean like when you said he colluded with Russia? He didn’t.

    Or obstructed justice? He didn’t.”

    Or violated campaign finance laws? Again, he didn’t.

    When exactly did you say anything true about any of this?

    “Trumpkins better be looking hard at those Republican Senators. They are very silent right now. Virtually all of them are tired of Trump. Most loath him. Every one has to know he is unfit to hold office. A few are retiring and can more easily do the right thing. You need 34 to acquit and keep him in office.”

    Just because it’s your dream, doesn’t mean it’s coming true. R’s know they’d be destroyed if they bailed on the president for such utter garbage, no crime, or impeachable offense and voted to impeach. Dems would win every election after that the outrage from voters would be so swift and harsh. Yeah, try that. 🙄

    You may be delusional, R’s in Congress aren’t, for the most part. Keep dreaming.


  17. Oh, so there haven’t been massive Dem scandals (just in the last three years)?

    Did you hear that from Jennifer Rubin, or Max Boot? Or from the Gray Lady herself?


  18. 12:27

    1. On collusion/conspiracy, I repeatedly surmised that Dear Leader was “moronically framing himself”. I think you and others here remember that phrase. I repeatedly explained this educated guess as follows: While Trump and Co. were crooked and stupid enough to collude with the Russians, I always thought the Russians were too smart to conspire with Trump or his goofy and leaky family and aides. The Mueller Report confirmed the accuracy of my guess, though I was mildly disappointed that it did not use the phrase, “moronically framed himself”. Sadly, that is not Mueller’s style.

    2. The Mueller Report did give eleven examples of obstruction of justice by Trump. Those took up around 100 pages and constituted the entire second half of the report. The report listed the acts and concluded that it could not exonerate Trump. It was basically a blueprint for impeachment based on obstruction of justice. You must have missed those 100 pages when you were “reading” the report.

    3. Regarding the violation of campaign laws by large payments of hush money to the porn star “Horseface” and the Playboy bunny, there was clearly a violation of the law. How do we know? His co-conspirator Michael Cohen pleaded guilty and is now in prison. As you might remember, Trump could not be indicted as long as he was president under Justice Dept rules. However, the indictment named Trump as “Individual #1” – the person who ordered the illegal payments. Some of my conservative friends still refer to Trump as “Individual 1”.

    The Rs in Congress know that whatever they do, the Dems will be winning most elections in the foreseeable future. That is why so many of them are retiring. A full 40% of the R’s who were in Congress when Trump took office have retired, been defeated or announced their retirement. They are saying, “I believe I will get off the old Titantic on its stop in Ireland.


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  20. They now have Dear Leader’s attention.


  21. From 8:20 am:

    “Most loath him.”

    Subject, verb, direct object.

    Except, as a verb, “loath” should be spelled “loathe.”

    loathe verb
    \ ˈlōt͟h \
    loathed; loathing
    Definition of loathe
    transitive verb

    : to dislike greatly and often with disgust or intolerance : DETEST

    (Definition of loathe by Merriam-Webster.)

    “Loath,” on the other hand, is an adjective.

    loath adjective
    \ ˈlōth , ˈlōt͟h \
    variants: or less commonly loth \ ˈlōth , ˈlōt͟h \ or loathe \ ˈlōt͟h , ˈlōth \
    Definition of loath
    : unwilling to do something contrary to one’s ways of thinking : RELUCTANT
    She was loath to admit her mistakes.

    (Above definition also by Merriam-Webster.)

    A home school mom wearing her editor hat


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  22. This is gonna be a hoot. We may even win back control of the House. 🙂

    The media and Democrats (I know, I’m repeating myself) has a fever, and the only thing that’ll help is impeachment. 🙂

    For what?

    Nothing! We’ll make it up as we go. 🙂


    “Over the span of just 26 hours on Monday and Tuesday, the network morning and evening newscasts featured mentions of impeachment a stunning 73 times while hyping the controversy over President Trump’s July phone call with the president of Ukraine.

    After the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows included a combined 17 mentions of impeachment on Monday, the evening news broadcasts that night continued to push the narrative with 16 more mentions. By Tuesday morning, it became an avalanche, with the network broadcasts touting the I-word a whopping 40 times. Out of the 73 mentions, only two (2.7%) suggested impeachment was a “divisive” move that could “backfire politically” on Democrats.”


    Bring it. 🙂


  23. Yes, and tomorrow when the release shows nothing, you and Democrats will have a million excuses for why the investigation needs to continue in spite of no evidence.

    Yes, you’re that pathetically predictable. Just watch.


  24. Yawn.



  25. Yeah it is.



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  28. And about the whistle blower who isn’t, because they only have hearsay and not eye witness accounting of anything, so by govt. rules is NOT a whistle blower, has some interesting ties. Specifically, their lawyer.

    You smell that?

    It stinks, like a Deep Stater.



  29. Hmmmm….



  30. This is rich, and a total and complete farce.

    Guys like these are why people hate lawyers. They’re scum. Worse than even ambulance chasers.


    “The anonymous U.S. intelligence official accusing President Trump of improperly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is represented by two lawyers who run a group that offers financial help to fired whistleblowers.

    Whistleblower Aid was launched in September 2017 — eight months after Trump’s inauguration — with an advertising blitz that involved mobile billboards being driven close to the White House, Congress, outside the Pentagon, and around the headquarters of the CIA and National Security Agency.

    The group’s pledge of support, in addition to free legal representation including rent and mortgage assistance, media coaching, and doctor’s bills and counseling, is controversial among lawyers. Critics say it violates attorney ethics.

    Whistleblower Aid was founded by veteran national security defense attorney Mark Zaid and John Tye, a whistleblower who worked to promote internet freedom at the State Department before warning of mass surveillance during the Obama administration. Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA officer who is associated with Zaid’s firm, is also a lawyer for Whistleblower Aid.

    Zaid and Bakaj represent the official who claimed whistleblower status in raising the case of the Ukraine call.

    The official works at one of the 17 separate U.S. government intelligence agencies that are collectively referred to as “the intelligence community.” Democrats say the official’s revelations could justify impeachment if Trump requested that his potential 2020 Democratic challenger be investigated in return for withholding foreign aid.

    It is unclear whether the nonprofit organization has provided assistance to the official or what financial arrangement there is between the official and attorneys Zaid and Bakaj. Whistleblower Aid launched with a $1.5 million donation from Tye.”


  31. Once Nordlinger figured out what happened, his reaction was just like mine, even using the same word: “nasty”.

    The good news for Trump is that it may be hard for the American people to understand what happened and why it was so bad.

    The bad news for Trump if it goes to the Senate is that every Republican Senator will know exactly what happened and why it was so bad. They basically share Nordlinger’s world view. Then the choice will be clear: Do the right thing and vote to convict or wimp out because they fear an amoral imbecile and his cult. If they wimp out , all of their friends and peers will know their cowardice.


  32. 8:09 Here is a different perspective from a lawyer from South Georgia who is a Sunday School teacher in his Baptist church.

    That lawyer’s job is critical. We know we’re about to have Trump and millions of furious cultists screaming for his client’s scalp.


  33. “The group’s pledge of support, in addition to free legal representation including rent and mortgage assistance, media coaching, and doctor’s bills and counseling, is controversial among lawyers. Critics say it violates attorney ethics.”

    Yeah, who doesn’t want to be that kind of lawyer, the ones with questionable ethics, right?

    No wonder you were such a big fan of the creepy porn lawyer….


  34. Oh a nonbinding resolution….

    Way to put teeth in your meaningless gesture. 🙂

    And for something Trump was already gonna do.

    The rest of it is just the next attempt to fish for a nonexistent crime.

    Just like Maguire was already gonna testify. It’s all just for show.


  35. Like

  36. Ricky, 10:57 pm, LOL. That one really stands out — a misspelling in a three-word tweet. 🙂 But make a mistake in the middle of a bunch of verbiage and its not as as noticeable as “This is hugh.”

    (See what I did there?) 😉


  37. I was wishing it hadn’t ended up at the very end of a line of print, with that extra “as” sticking out farther to the right than any other word. Ha ha. 😉


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