How did it get so freaking absurd out? It’s pretty endy, but it’s not really funny. Just absurd.

I saw stuff about Obama To Meet With Merkel!!!! and I thought he might be doing some diplomatin’ without a license so I clicked the link.

Barack Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home country late next month for a panel on democracy.

So just the normal, post-POTUS, 6-7 figure, plus airfare, accommodations and gift bag, Senior Statesman deal. It’s sorta funny that Obama, and others apparently, think of him as a Senior Statesman, but while that’s sorta absurd what’s really absurd is the focus of the panel.

The two will participate in “Being Involved in Democracy: Taking on Responsibility Locally and Globally,” which is sponsored by both the German Protestant Kirchentag and the Obama Foundation.

Yeah, Mr. I Never Met A Democratic Movement I didn’t Ignore, like the Iranian Student Protests and The Maiden Protests in Ukraine.  The Iranian student protest link is a hilarious, “fact check” by CNN where Romney said Obama was silent on the Iranian protests. CNN says,

Obama’s initial response to the protests became a source of controversy at the time, and his political enemies have brought it back up at various times since.

In the very first days of the Iran protests, the president did not weigh in publicly. After more and more images of violence surfaced, he condemned the actions of the Iranian government, and later toughened his talk.

 

They try to obfuscate that Obama only “talked tough!!!!!” after images of gov’t thugs beating (sorta like SEIU thugs beating tea partiers) and murdering protestors showed up on TV he said

“up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran’s leaders will be,” he said, adding that “we respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran.”
But, Obama said, “I am deeply troubled by the violence that I’ve been seeing on television. I think that the democratic process — free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent — all those are universal values and need to be respected.”
He said it was his understanding that “that the Iranian government says that they are going to look into irregularities that have taken place,”

Yeah, they got right on that. Giving out medals requires a careful analysis of their thugs’ actions.

Which statement, of course, showed he did his normal did jack and shit when democracy folks get beaten.

And shit was out of gum.

How can you blog when Obama, who spent much of his POTUSy actively damaging democracy around the world is on a panel about spreading democracy?

Sigh.

The other day I wrote,

First, the lie that they wanted to bomb anybody but Texas and Israel,

I meant it to be funny. While I think he wanted to bomb Israel and Texas, he was ready to bomb just about any jihadi enemy of Iran. like ISIS but not Hezbollah, anywhere, anywhere. The truth of the statement was that bombing Iran’s client state in Syria was not on the table. Especially since he had to use his flexibility with Putin.

 

This WSJ article linked by Stephen Green at the puppy blender’s shows a fundamental misunderstanding of “bi-partisan” legislation.

Democrats’ Conditions for Tax Overhaul Make Bipartisan Deal Unlikely.

Democrats getting their way is the definition of bi-partisan. It’s absurd to think otherwise.

 

I’m not looking for it, but I saw a CNN bit yesterday or the day before where their “neutral” reportage actually seemed to side with the Norks against the aggressive warmonger Trump. I mean, they allowed a bunch of unopposed statements about how Trump was being all bellicose at the peaceful Norks.

Which leads to We’re Better And Smarter Than You News:

I see Little Lord Graham talking about how the Syrians Sure Showed Trump!

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s decision to immediately resume air missions out of the airfield the US bombed is a big “FU” to President Trump, one senator said Sunday.

Like McCain, he wants to go to war all over the place. And then bitch about the war.

Trump said he blew him up over chemical weapons, when Assad uses more chem weapons get back to me. That would be an FU, which I’m sure would garner a No! FU! response. Be interesting to see if either Iran or Putin want that, but absurd to take the side of a murderous dictator against the POTUS from your party.

Well, ostensibly his party. It’s absurd to think that Graham and the rest of the permanent overclass could put up with a northeast liberal as a GOP POTUS who’s not pretty much Lincoln Chafee.

 

It’s funny watching Canadians seeing an invasion of entitled types from a third-world country and not being happy about it.

Canadians have empathy for refugees crossing into the country illegally but their concern over border security trumps (Heh V) all, a newly-released poll reveals.

Angus Reid Institute found that 50% of Canadians believe there’s a significant or huge risk of criminals and other dangerous individuals crossing into Canada through the unguarded border points now used by asylum seekers heading north from the U.S.

Almost three in every four Canadians want the country to focus its resources on monitoring and patrolling the border to discourage more crossings.

So you want to secure your border but we need ours open? Bite me, eh.

 

Anti-racism protesters  segregated themselves by race

That’s absurd. Pretty funny in that today’s totally tolerant anti-racists want all the same things as yesteryear’s totally hated racists, but it just keeps getting more and more absurd. Especially the reason for the self-segregation.

For white accomplices: Please keep in mind that your role at this protest, aside from acting in solidarity with POC students at the 5Cs, particularly Black students, is to serve as a buffer between students of color and the police,” the page states. “That means, if the police come, it is imperative that you stay at the protest with fellow accomplices and engage with cops should it come to that.”…

The instructions also describe an “accomplice meeting” at Scripps College where protesters could learn more information about how to handle themselves in various situations.

Nice to acknowledge the felonious feature of so many leftist protest by calling them “accomplices”, so kudos for that. Not sure why they thought having whitey mix it up with cops would be any better. Haven’t they been watching TV? You need at least one “person of color” beaten to get any airtime.

Absurdity all around.

 

This is totally absurd.

Should ongoing discussions in Salem materialize, voters would see a question on their general election ballots asking if a 172-year-old ban on dueling by public officials — as in, the old-fashioned way of resolving fights — should be erased from the Oregon Constitution.

Duels require a sense of honor. I can count American pols with a sense of honor on the toes of one hand. It would thin their ranks nicely so I’m fer it so long as there’s a budget for advertising when cowardly pols avoid a duel.

 

Illustrating the inherent absurdity of trying to get involved in Syria.

President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk cruise military strike against one of the 3,297 factions currently fighting in the Syrian civil war, sources confirmed today.

Just days after the Syrian government, one of the thousands of rebel groups, or al Qaeda terrorists allegedly bombed civilians with chemical weapons, Trump and his military planners launched missiles after mulling options that could potentially punish the perpetrators of such a war crime.

We blew them then up when they pissed us off. That’s all the dealings we should have with “regime change” in Syria. Whoever wins, the region loses. I’d be happier totally getting out and just supplying well-armed jihadis of all stripes to extend the conflict. A flypaper strategy where jihadis fight each other instead of us and Israeli school-children.

 

Man of Steel gets hard, feels his resolve weakening!

 

 

No really, it’s beyond anger-inducing all the way to, “You cannot be fucking serious!”

Let’s not believe some stuff.

First up, some Vindication! The other day, while writing about Trump bombing Syria, I wrote  Has MSNBC claimed he wanted to start a war with Russia so we could lose it? 

So how absurd is MSNBC?

A popular one on the right-most fringes: The U.S. government actually carried out the chemical weapons massacre in Syria last week — a “false flag” to trick President Trump into retaliating, thus entangling himself in a foreign war.

A slightly more convoluted strain on the left: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the chemical weapons massacre to help Trump — distracting Americans from an investigation into Trump’s campaign ties to Russia by provoking the missile strike. (emphasis his)

Heh. Trump help Russia, Russia help Trump. Stupid if you do, idiot if you don’t.

If you follow the link to the next Fake Newser link (Wash Post), you can see it in all it’s absurdity.

 

Here we are back to the Bush-era absurdity of anti-war protestors beating up pro-war folks.

Authorities say a peaceful protest in downtown Jacksonville escalated into a confrontation between demonstrators and their opponents Friday night.

 

So…..peaceful until it “turned into” a melee. Gee, I wonder who started said melee? The organizer was one of the arrested and this guy.

one man at the protest was waving a pro-Trump flag while several protesters “stood in his face while recording him with cellphones.” They said Crooms “began to yell ‘[expletive] the police’ and the protesters followed his lead.”

The man holding the Trump flag began to yell pro-police statements into a megaphone, police said, and Crooms went after him. A struggle ensued between police and Crooms, who was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

That is just so perfectly and absurdly 21st century

 

Speaking of absurd idiots, The Obama Admin!

Former Obama administration officials are pushing back against criticism of the former president, saying they proposed similar airstrikes in Syria to the ones President Donald Trump ordered this week, but were stymied by a Republican-controlled Congress reluctant to go along with the Democratic president’s plan

Okay, that’s just absurd on so many levels. First, the lie that they wanted to bomb anybody but Texas and Israel, then the lie that the GOP Congress “Stymied” Obama on any-fucking-thing. I’m not sure if they’re stupid or they think we’re stupid.

I know, it’s both. Sorry, I shouldn’t be so absurd.

 

Nuke The Moon Baby!

Diplomats can’t agree on what Trump will do next in Syria

Keep our enemies guessing.

I know I’m inclined to see it because I was hoping for it, but this is a good step on the way to a Nuke The Moon POTUSy.

 

Hillary just keeps getting more and more absurd. Do you realize she had a Dem Party operative “meet” her on a path in the woods so a couple months later Minitrue could write articles about how Hillary’s Come Out Of The Woods! (there’s like a billion articles about her coming out of the woods, absurd)

Even more absurd is Hillary explaining why she..we lost in 2016.

Over the course of her soft-focus conversation with the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, the former secretary of state identified some of the reasons she thinks she lost to President Donald Trump….

Clinton blamed FBI director James B. Comey…

She also blamed Russia…

She blamed the hacking group WikiLeaks…

Clinton blamed the “weaponization of information.”…

She also jokingly blamed her chief Democratic primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and media…

“Certainly, misogyny played a role”…

It’s amazing how many things came together to take down this paragon of a perfect POTUS!

 

It might be absurd, but I’m actually for the exact opposite.

Democratic assemblywoman Deborah Glick of the New York State Assembly has introduced legislation that would fine people who do not vote

Considering that they keep electing NY politicians, I’d arrest NYers for voting. Aiding and abetting a felon is itself a felony! What is the law about a conspiracy that includes millions of people aiding thousands of felons?

 

Ignorance Is Bliss! only sounds absurd. Until you live it.

In a paper released [last] Friday by the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study, researchers found that people who listen to, watch or read the news are more likely to display a dislike of Muslims, a trend that applies across the political spectrum.

It’s not an article about Islam without this de rigueur, 21st century absurdity.

The researchers also lament the fact that “media-induced Islamophobia” will become more severe if Islamic extremists continue to attack Western targets in order to “maximize the effects of media induced anger.”

People keep getting pissed off at Muslims because the media covers Islamic terror goings on.

 

It’s absurd that communism is treated as anything but a force for enslaving the masses to the will of murderous dictators.

Human trafficking in Cuba is an ongoing problem that the Obama State Department sought to downplay in its 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report  reclassifying the island from Tier 3 to Tier 2 watch list and human rights experts at the State Department denounced its politicization at the time observing that there had been no improvement to justify the move. Nevertheless the Associated Press has once again gone a step further in fake news on Cuba by reporting that the United States “removed Cuba from a blacklist of countries that have failed to combat modern-day slavery after both countries formally restored diplomatic relations in July 2015.” This is not true and Cuba remains on the blacklist on Tier 2.

The Obama State Department’s last TIP report (2016) despite trying to minimize the Cuban governments involvement in human trafficking affirmed that “Cuba is a source and destination country for adults and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. Child sex trafficking and child sex tourism occur within Cuba.” Furthermore reported on how the Castro regime “uses some high school students in rural areas to harvest crops and does not pay them for their work but claims this work is not coerced.”

I hate commies. I really do.

Via one of my favorite smells we see this absurdity that shows Pakistan is apparently introducing LSD into India’s water.

Now the Gangotri and Yamunotri glaciers as well as waterfalls, forests, lake, meadows and other environmental features in the area have all been granted legal rights as “living entities.”

The glaciers are among the largest in the Himalayas and feed into the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. However, they are receding at an “alarming rate,” the judges said according to Press Trust of India, with the Gangotri glacier shrinking more than 2,800 feet in about 25 years.

“The rights of these entities shall be equivalent to the rights of human beings and any injury or harm caused to these bodies shall be treated as injury or harm caused to human beings,” Uttarakhand’s highest court said in its ruling, according to AFP.

So they’re ‘persons’ and are protected by the law?

Well then arrest all the rivers in India for spreading dysentary (attempted manslaughter!), arrest the glaciers for causing global worming! Arrest the trees too, I’ll figure out the charges by the time you get them in custody.

Love the bit about the glacier, 2800 feet in about 25 years! At that rate, within about a thousand years it’ll be gone! And it’ll be all our fault!

 

This is the coolest thing. From now on when synchronized swimming is on, I’ll turn my tv upside-down.

Mostly the first, but some of the second.

 

Even if you’re not in favor of Trump bombing Syria, it’s been entertaining.

A little digression. Google is going to push their brand of fake news…stop FAKE NEWS!!!!!! using Snopes and Politifact.

I told you that so I could tell you this.

When Trump spit on Putin and blew up the Syrian airbase

US officials said measures had been put in place to avoid hitting sarin gas they said was stored at the airfield.

I’m not the first to notice or mention it, but is anybody watching cable news? Have any of them (besides, I’d bet, Hannity tonight) mentioned that Obama declared Syria CHEMICAL WEAPON FREE!!!!!!! and if you pointed and laughed at the abject idiocy of that statement…denied that statement’s brilliance and TRUTH! you were branded a fascist xenophobe?

Wait…A fascist sexist? No, you rarely get two -ists together. Fascist homophobe? It was some sort of -ist and a -phobe…Oh yeah, a racist Islamophobe, that’s what it was.

 

My expectations (and hopes) for Trump were a Nuke The Moon! thing.

The White House was quick to paint the decision as limited to deterring the use of chemical weapons, and not part of a broader military campaign to remove Assad by force.

“The intent was to deter the regime from doing this again, and it is certainly our hope that this has had that effect,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters.

Blowing their shit up when they piss us off is a good idea. It would be a good accompaniment to my Syria strategy of free transportation for any jihadi, no matter the brand, with a free AK and RPG (while supplies last) when they get off the bus. They’d have to be self-driving buses, we’d go through a bunch but it would be worth it.

Oh, and major kudos for trotting out Jeff (erson?) Davis as spokesman. Subtle but funny, I hope it was on purpose.

There should be a position on Trump’s team that is just to figure out little things to try to get lefties frothing over stupid shit. They won’t all work, but when they do the results are high-larious as CNN freaks out over the color of the napkins at a White House Dinner.

Speaking of which, he should buy a billboard as close to the White House as he can and put TRUMP! on it. He can wait until they stop spinning from “Trump lied when he said Obama wiretapped him!!!!!!” to “Obama was right to wiretap that dangerous man!!!!!!!!!.” to get maximum froth. They’re sort of confused right now. He’s a Russian puppet but he just courted war with Russia. Has MSNBC claimed he wanted to start a war with Russia so we could lose it? Back in the 80s, right wingers thought that. there’s just something hilariously symmetrical about lefties saying it. I hope it happens but I don’t know if I expect it.

 

I’d hoped but didn’t really expect Nikki Haley to spit in their faces so well.

So now we get to find out if Putin, Iran and the Norks want a war with a crazed POTUS.

They wasted years, they had a free hand in the world and they waited too long to start their wars of conquest.

But that never stopped an invader before (see: Every war in every history book. Ever.)

 

Speaking of murderous dictators and how to handle them, China! As Trump was meeting with a murderous, commie dictator, he bombed another murderous dictator’s forces and now we see this.

The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

Telling our enemies like that is a good idea. I mean, they could have told Foxnews or the Wash Times, but he told NBC! They’re sure to trumpet The Insanity!!!!!! so the murderous, commie dictator would be sure to get the message.

 

Ace reminds us why he’s the man. 

Five Dead In Stockholm As Three Men Each Acting Alone Hijack Truck and Peacefully Drive It Into a Throng of People
“We’ll Never Know the Motive,” Swedish Police Vow

There’s so much ‘narrative’ in that headline you don’t even need to read the post.

Hmmm, maybe that’s how that started.

 

Does anybody else think things are interesting and weird?

It doesn’t feel as endy as last year, but I think it’s a lot more endy.

Maybe it’s just that 2 of 3 branches of gov’t have to pretend not to want to spit on us while the third is the only one on our side. Not having your gov’t actively go after you is  nice.

It’s also less funny out. I mean, while the media is pretty funny what with all the frothing and foaming, it’s repetitive and stupid so the entertainment value is low, while poison gas and war are only moderately funny as an object lesson in how much Obama lied and Minitrue defended his idiotic, not even plausible, lies.

 

Let’s see how the Elitest! of our Elite! are doing.

Harvard has a definitional problem.

Graduate students at Harvard University said Donald Trump’s presidential victory pushed them into an “existential” crisis of sadness and despair.

Existential. They’re not going to exist soon so they’re all sad and despairing. I wonder, does that make them goth or emo?

Neither! They’re ELITE!!!! They’re wizards.

Remember in the “Harry Potter” series when Albus Dumbledore is forced to leave his job as headmaster of the wizard school and the students banded together to form their own underground resistance?

Well, if you don’t, it was called “Dumbledore’s Army,” and some Harvard graduate students are trying to replicate it in response to President Donald Trump. Seriously.

Elite!

 

Nother definitional problem at that other bastion of Elite!!!!!!!!hood, Yale!

The [female teaching assistant] reported John to Yale upon receiving academic papers from John in which he referenced (and denounced) the crime of rape and rapists to illustrate Plato’s ideas of justice in the Republic. John was also required to take sensitivity training …

 

Sensitivity training because he thought about Rape. He’s wasn’t in favor of it, he just mentioned it! He’s a man! you see. When he talks about rape he LITERALLY RAPES EVERY WOMAN ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!

In violation of Yale’s Woodward Report, which says the university upholds the right to “discuss the unmentionable,” Doe became a target precisely because of “Yale’s draconian regulation of his speech” in the philosophy paper,

 

This is a philosophy class! You can’t think outside the box we mandate!

That’s a nice touch. It shows how Elite they are.

 

Mea Dumba. Sorta expected, I’ve been sloppy lately.

Mike asks

Is there anybody the lawless Ogabe junta DIDN’T wiretap, surveil, or spy on?

To which I responded.

I’ll stick up for him.
He didn’t wiretap the Iranians, the Chinese, the Syrians, the Cubans or the Venezualians.

Mark corrects me.

Nor did he wiretap the Norks, Veeshir, nor ISIS, nor Al Qaeda, nor Soros, nor…

Yeah, you got me.

 

Ya Think?

MLB prospect shouldn’t have filmed himself snorting lines

Now that’s spitting on a gigantic pile of money.

 

I’ll take Secondary Considerations for $1000 Alex

Headline

Why the media want to bury the Susan Rice ‘unmasking’ news

Money shot after sorta rehashing much of the last month on any righty blog.

To acknowledge the clear political motive behind those leaks, and behind Rice’s “unmasking,” is to admit that Team Obama abused intelligence data — and that its media friends were complicit in doing so.

 

The last part of that sentence is absolutely correct, so is the first, so is the middle, but taken together they are a secondary consideration at best.

They are lying about Rice because they will not admit their God-President (He’s still their President! dammit!) committed a heinous act by spying on his political opponent, that’s why they’re complicit.

 

Last, and what I expect.

My movie review of Ghost in the Shell below the fold.

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So, here’s where we are.

The previous administration almost definitely engaged in criminal (or at least improper) espionage on a political opponent and as-yet unnamed individuals leaked that information to the press.

We are certain that Obama expanded the ways in which this information can be shared right as he left office – a move that is far too convenient to believe is a coincidence.

Ultimately, we have to face a grim reality we have often imagined but could never verify: Our political opponents have been knowingly, blatantly, repeatedly breaking the law from the highest levels of authority.

Susan Rice isn’t where this ends. She is where it begins.

The Trump Administration is left with a daunting task. Should they choose to legally pursue this they will have to follow the evidence which, I’m fairly certain, will demand they prosecute essentially the entire leadership of the Democrat Party along with countless abettors in the media and deep state government.

This goes all the way up. And down. And all around. It is going to get ugly. Very, very ugly. Maybe uglier than they are willing to accept. Maybe so ugly the Republic can’t survive it.

Draining the swamp is going to be a lot more destructive than it may have seemed before. Now that we know how broad and deep this corruption and abuse goes, we should be even more adamant that it happen. But I acknowledge it will take great courage to go down that road. I hope Trump and his cabinet are up to the challenge.

I wish I saved that graphic from yesterday for today. I watched CNN for a while this morning and saw their talking heads saying stuff like, “What those reich-wingers are claiming Susan Rice did wasn’t a crime, we really need to focus on Russia and Trump!” when they could be assed to cover it. They’re mostly talking about some healthcare shit and RUSSIA HACKING THE ELECTION YOU STUPID AMERICANS!!!!!!

Watching Howard Kurtz on Outnumbered, he’s such a media defender, why does Foxnews pretend he’s a watchdog? I know why the Wash Post and CNN did so, he was defending their lies, but Foxnews confuses me.

 

 

Here’s someone who cares more about explaining CNN’s perfidy than I.

Since news broke Monday that the Obama Administration’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, directed the “unmasking” of NSA intercepts of Trump associates, CNN has raced to shoot down the blockbuster report.

CNN Tonight’s Don Lemon went so far as to announce he would ignore the news at all costs.

While interviewing a Democratic congressman, CNN’s Chris Cuomo claimed it was “demonstrably untrue” Rice sought surveillance of the Trump team, even as that’s exactly what yesterday’s reports prove.

I just point and laugh and comment about their standard standard, but having people take that stupid shit seriously is probably a good idea.

 

To steal a bit: The NY Post, two papers in one!

First, nothing to see here!

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser tried on dozens of occasions to learn the identities of Trump transition officials whose conversations with foreign officials were “incidentally” collected by US intelligence

Tried?

Nunes told reporters last month he briefed Trump on the documents because of concerns that Americans who were caught on routine surveillance were being “unmasked” for no reason.

The Obama administration shared the intelligence with officials throughout government because it feared the information would be covered up in a Trump White House.

Once the information was widely distributed, “intelligence officials” began leaking it and some of it appeared in media reports, including conversations fired National Security Adviser Mike Flynn had with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Hmmm, seems she succeeded. Why the word “tried”? Remember, all journalists are trained in US universities to be lying sacks of journolist, it’s tough getting any that don’t suck the lefty narrative.

 

Editorial on same day (today, March,35th)

Do you suspect that the noise over Trump campaign contacts with the Russians is just a political hit arranged by Obama insiders before they left? You got fresh evidence of that Monday, with news that then-national security adviser Susan Rice was behind the “unmasking” of Trumpites in transcripts of calls with Russian officials.

Again, nothing on the public record so far shows that anyone on Team Trump said anything improper on those calls.

Maybe you should talk to your journolists about that there Mr. Editor.

 

Via Paco, we see this bit that reminds me of the 90s and why we have Drudge.

Ever since Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell (about Obama’s newly discovered felony)…everyone has been wondering who within the Trump White House or the intelligence community supplied him with such a massive scoop.

But, as it turns out, Cernovich didn’t need a ‘deep throat’ within the NSA or CIA for his blockbuster scoop, all he needed was some well-placed sources inside of a couple of America’s corrupt mainstream media outlets.  As Cernovich explains below, his sources for the Susan Rice story were actually folks working at Bloomberg and the New York Times who revealed that both Eli Lake (Bloomberg) and Maggie Haberman (NYT) were sitting on the Susan Rice story in order to protect the Obama administration.

A bunch of our fine media betters knew about Monica Lewinsky blowing Clinton in the Oval Office but kept it quiet until Drudge posted the story.

As I saw somewhere today, the media has been in cover-up mode so much it’s going to be hard to pivot to a defense when they can no longer pretend it didn’t happen or it doesn’t matter that a POTUS used the gov’t against his political enemies.

No, not the IRS. No, not the DHS. No, not the Coast Guard. No, not the…listen, it’s the intelligence community. this one is about the intelligence community not his Chicago-Machine feloniosities using other federal agencies. Geez, stay focused.

 

More reports that CNN will have to ignore and explain why we need to to ignore it.

The National Security Council has uncovered computer logs that detail the instances former national security adviser Susan Rice requested and viewed records that included President Trump and his campaign staffers’ names in intelligence reports from July through January, according to a report published Monday.

Worst kept secret ever!

 

In the past month we have learned:

The Obama administration openly shared classified information with political appointees about Donald Trump in the summer of 2015, and likely earlier. The citation.

Obama’s attorney general sought warrants to spy on President Trump’s campaign team last June, and was denied last June by a federal judge. The citation.

Obama’s attorney general sought warrants to spy on a server at Trump Tower last October and was granted one by a federal judge. Ibid.

The Obama administration spied on President Trump’s transition team. The citation.

 

Well, some of us have learned that. There are many who knew all about it who are doing their best to hide it (see above).

 

Speaking of journolist, the story of the day is “O’Reilly sexual harassment symptom of Foxnews and Trump!”

First up, journolist tries to recruit the puppy blender!

Hi Glenn Harlan,

The recent sexual assault charges on FOX News star, Bill O’Reilly, is more reason to believe that the Trump era is leading to increased normalization of sexual assault against women. According to relationship expert, Wendy Strgar, “the culture of sexual violence not only remains rampant but is condoned at the top levels of our national leadership.”

I wonder if Wendy Strgar, relationship expert (she’s had thousands of them! Now she lives with her 12 cats while hoping to meet Mr Right!) has anything to say about a certain ex-POTUS who’s been credibly accused of rape while his wife held them down….destroyed their lives.

 

Next, CNN shows they got the memo!

There are women at Fox News who want to speak up. But they’re afraid. They’ve seen other women stand up for themselves — against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, against host Bill O’Reilly — and lose their jobs as a result. Meanwhile, they’ve seen those men defended and handsomely compensated by the company.

 

Puffhos got the memo.

Variety too.

The NY Times of course, they probably sent the memo. They are also pretty busy defending their God-President and his peeps.

This one is hilarious.

President Trump sought to turn attention away from the Russia investigation on Monday, saying that “the real story” was what he called a “crooked scheme against us” by President Barack Obama’s team to mine American intelligence reports for information about him during last year’s presidential campaign.

Don’t ever change.

I was going to avoid it, but I just can’t.

 

Not really all that important or new, but a good article on What If?

What if a Republican had presided over Benghazi instead of Ms. “At-this-point-What-Difference-Does-It-Make” Clinton?
What if a Republican administration had intervened to prevent Arizona from enforcing federal immigration laws?
What if a Republican had decided to enforce provisions of the Affordable Care Act selectively, omitting, for the time being, those that were politically inexpedient?
What if a Republican had made a deal with Iran that all-but guaranteed their acquisition of nuclear weapons within a few years?
What if a Republican administration had spied on a rival presidential candidate, who then, to the surprise of wise men everywhere, became the disfavored president-elect?
What if a Republican administration had illegally leaked, from classified intelligence reports, the names of private citizens to the media?
What if, what if, what if?

Anybody who says our fine media betters would handle it the same if Chimpy McBushitler had done this to Obama is a lying sack of ignoramus.

 

 

I’m done boycotting the Russia deal, let’s do some other news.

 

Jack Dunphy, nom-de-tubes of a CA cop, is writing about privatizing traffic enforcement and he’s agin it.

Mr. Pritchard recommends decriminalizing the traffic laws, thereby taking police officers out of the business of enforcing them.

 

I’m fer it, so long as they try it in California.

If you’ve seen Chisum or Young Guns, you’ve seen what happens when you privatize the police. Privatizing that will give us private companies who own politicians being above the law as they screw people over with impunity, watching CA implode over that shit would be funny.

 

ACLU is right but wrong.

Harold Jordan, a senior policy advocate for the ACLU of Pennsylvania, penned an op-ed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday, which was reposted on the ACLU’s main website Friday, that said cops stationed at Pittsburgh city schools should be forced to continue working without sidearms…

“Having officers patrol the hallways with firearms sends a negative message to students,” Jordan wrote. “It makes many students feel that they are being treated like suspects.”

I’ve worked in two charger schools that had cops in the hallways. In one, it was necessary on a daily basis, in the other I only saw them being called into a class once or twice in a couple months.

What people should be upset about isn’t the fact that armed cops are there but that armed police are needed in a fucking school to keep the students from attacking each other or the teachers. Also, I’d bet a lot of students don’t feel like suspects, I’d bet a lot they feel more protected.

 

In Akbar Britain cultural suicide news, Easter Egg Hunt!

Theresa May has hit out at the National Trust for dropping “Easter” from its egg hunt, describing the decision as “absolutely ridiculous”.

It’s just so 21st century that something called, “National Trust” is selling out the nation’s values.

 

Yesterday I was wondering about the protests going on in Ecuador over their election, the lefty won and the righty’s supporters are claiming fraud.

At Babalu Blog, the place for all things Latin American Commie, they think it was fraud.

The people of Ecuador are refusing to ignore the flagrant fraud that took place during Sunday’s presidential election. For two straight nights they have taken to the streets to protest Ecuador’s wannabe dictator Rafael Correa’s brazen attempt to steal the election for his handpicked successor.

Lefties stealing elections is their M.O. so I wouldn’t be surprised. Look at what they tried to do here (see above).

 

Apparently, Black Lives Matter are demanding Mercedes now.

 

Let’s end on something that would be even funnier if it was accidental.

It’s very subtly funny if it’s on purpose, but if it’s on accident that just makes it a lot funnier.

 

 

 

 

This is sorta opaque.  Ecuador had an election and

There have been clashes on the streets of Ecuador as supporters of the right-wing presidential candidate in a ballot on Sunday claim fraud.

Former banker Guillermo Lasso is set to face narrow defeat but has already announced he disputes the result, calling for a recount.

Supporters of Lasso clashed with police as they took to the streets to protest.

 

I instinctively do not trust lefties when elections are involved, but does the Far Right Wing Hitler!!!!!!!!!! in Ecuador have a point? Who knows? We certainly won’t get any help from our fine media betters, they’re for the lefty and against Far Right Wing Hitler so they’ll just lie. Think I’m lying? Check out the lefty’s name.

The leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno,

Yeah, the whole NY Times newsroom just ejaculated all over tomorrow’s issue.

 

Transparent!

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Who didn’t know that was coming? I mean, besides our fine media betters. They’re not just lazy, ignorant and biased, they’re pretty dim (Hey Shep!).

 

In Akbar Britain news, transparent!

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

Cultural suicide is pretty ugly even though it often has comedic aspects.

The Hyatt United Church was bought by the Egyptian community to be converted to a mosque. St Peter’s Church has been converted into the Madina Mosque. The Brick Lane Mosque was built on a former Methodist church.

Utterly transparent, it’s what militant religions always do. That’s why Spaniards built Catholic churches on top of Aztec temples.

 

NJ is pretty damn transparent too.

New Jersey: Outrageous Unconstitutional Intimidation of Private Citizens Who Opposed Mosque

“Being served with a Federal Court Subpoena to turn over all my personal communications including voicemails, social media, emails, notes wherein I make any mention of anything having to do with Islam is an absolute violation of my First Amendment rights. I was a citizen exercising my right to attend public planning board meetings about a land use application that affected my community.”

Lefties are hostile to the whole concept of western civilization. The reason for that is pretty opaque, but I’d bet it has to do with mommy and daddy issues.

 

Speaking of lefty enclaves committing suicide, Illinois is pretty darn transparent.

Moody’s Investors Service warned Illinois politicians on March 30 that the state has reached an “inflection point.” Previously, the credit rating agency’s analysis indicated that Illinois’ economic deterioration is pushing the state toward an economic death spiral.

Any compromise budget – such as the Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” – that increases the burden on Illinoisans or perpetuates the state’s broken pension system will only hasten the state along the path of Moody’s forewarned downward economic spiral.

We’ve been watching this, Illinois was behind California on this but they’re pulling even.

The only question is which Republican our fine media betters will blame for this.

 

Now that Obama is gone, you know who’s the most transparent?  Minitrue! Some lefties decided to Protest Ivanka Trump at her home.

The second-richest man in the world got a taste of his “Democracy Dies in Darkness” politics last night as hundreds of gay protesters hit the streets near his mansion in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, which is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world…

As of 9:30 a.m., his newspaper — the Washington Post — had not reported on the event, which had been planned and publicized for weeks…

Sometimes they get bored with lies of commission and get into some omission.

Notice the last part of that sentence, “planned and publicized for weeks.”, which, transparently, led to this.

But she and her family were in New York, visiting her in-laws for the first birthday of her youngest child.

Gee, it was publicized for weeks. I wonder why Ivanka Trump decided to not be home?

 

 

As I said, minitrue is the most transparent. They’re utterly easy to figure out.

Who owns the truth?” was about the Rathergate episode: how we and others exposed 60 Minutes’ attempt to swing the 2004 presidential election to Democrat John Kerry by publishing lies–fake news, one could say–about President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

I remember the Time cover collage very well, because I am in it. The photo in the lower left was taken in the loft of my house. That is Scott Johnson sitting with his back to the camera, and my left foot is barely visible next to the chair to his right.

They’ve only gotten worse since then.

The Rathergate thing was awesome to see in real time. Some commenter at Free Republic was on the ball right away then Powerline, BillinDC and Charles Johnson tore into that transparently dishonest ‘memo’. CJ actually had the best deal, this gif that shows the ‘difference’ between a memo made on Microsoft Office in default, memo setting and a memo ostensibly typed on an old typewriter.

 

I learned all sorts of new words like, “Kerning” and “Dan Rather is a fucking liar”.

Well, more the first one than the last few.

 

This is transparent, but of what is sorta opaque.

When it comes to internet trolls, online harassment and fake news, there’s not a lot of light at the end of the online tunnel. And things are probably going to get darker.

Just so you know, they’re not talking about the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. putting out fake news, they’re talking about me.

This is the bit that makes me laugh.

Researchers at the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked 1,537 scholars and technologists what they think the future of the Internet

Ooooohhhhh, scholars and technologists! Cuz scholars are always right and technologists are the ones to ask about a primarily psychological issue!!!!

Specifically, the survey asked: “In the next decade, will public discourse online become more or less shaped by bad actors, harassment, trolls, and an overall tone of griping, distrust, and disgust?”

Forty-two percent of respondents think the internet will stay about the same over the next 10 years, while 39 percent said they expect discourse to get even more hostile. Only 19 percent predicted any sort of decline in abuse and harassment.

 

Stupid question, stupid study, stupid newspaper article, stupid 19%, unless someone develops a dueling app that actually works abuse and harassment are not going to decline. Ever.

But I clicked and that’s what they wanted so they accomplished what they wanted. Don’t click for transparent linkbaiters!

 

Let’s end on the Transparent Media and Democratic party (BIRM) and how they make and push fake news….lies.

So where are we?

Not in a good place.

The State Religion has taken over in California.

The Democrat Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California has invented a new crime: Performing Undercover Video Journalism While Not a Democrat.

Of course, he didn’t call it that. Nor did his predecessor, now U.S. Senator Kamala Harris,(emphasis me V) when she launched an investigation of the undercover video operation to expose alleged fetal body part sales by Planned Parenthood.

That investigation resulted in 15 felony charges that were just announced, as we covered the other day, California’s AG Charges Undercover Reporters Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Baby Part Selling.

For the most part, the mainstream media that uses similar undercover video tactics — which is how 60 Minutes made its name…

Some news outlets, like the LA Times and the Wall Street Journal are covering it, and Mother Jones, but nobody else seems to be very interested in this example of  using the state to go after social enemies (not political).

The NY Times ‘covers’ the story.

Like this defense of Planned Parenthood/explaining away any stupid implications that 15 felonies was a problem.

They claimed to have gathered evidence that abortion providers and others were selling tissue from aborted fetuses for profit, which is illegal, but subsequent investigations failed to find evidence of that.

You know, except they did. The de rigeur, “Deceptively Edited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Critics said Mr. Daleiden and Ms. Merritt, who were working for the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group that was previously obscure, had deceptively edited the videos and misrepresented what they showed.

You don’t need to see the vids, you see, they were deceptively edited! So when the PP person said, “We’re going to sell you body parts.” it obviously does not prove they were going to sell body parts. So there.

Are there first amendment concerns?

The defendants have said they were acting as journalists, but even if a court accepts that argument, it may not matter in this case.

They’re not journalists! Journalists can do things others can’t. It says so right there in the commerce cl…first amendment!

Eavesdropping laws apply to journalists, too. And while the activists may claim a right of free speech or free press to publish the videos, the charges are about collection, not publication.

When 60 Minutes is arrested for the same thing, I look forward to the same response.

Sorry, we all know 60 Minutes peeps will not fall afoul of the law because they only go after the left’s enemies and the NY Times would freak the fuck out if whoever’s on 60 Minutes these days were actually arrested.

This story has the same script, no sense quoting it.

Here we have the Secret Evidence the Hoi Polloi Cannot See!

A federal appeals court on Wednesday barred the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California accusing them of recording people without permission in violation of state law.

They don’t have a problem with that.

“There’s no denying that the smear campaign launched by the defendants has put abortion providers at risk, and we are grateful that the Ninth Circuit affirmed our preliminary injunction,” said Vicki Saporta, National Abortion Federation president and CEO.

We needed a quote from the National Abortion Federation president and CEO to explain that this was wrong!

Oh, and there’s a National Abortion Federation. With a president and CEO. That’s sorta horrific.

I didn’t know this, but it’s fucking funny.

Daleiden and Merritt had been indicted in Texas, but all of the charges were dropped as prosecutors said a grand jury had overstepped its authority. The grand jury had been convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, but after finding no wrongdoing it indicted Daleiden and Merritt instead.

Okay then.  These people selling pieces of dead babies are okay but the ones showing it are enemies of the state.

I was going to look at other news “agencies” but really, at this point what difference does it make? They’re not going to cover this. It’s a regional issue and not for national consumption.

Now let’s look at this video of a fireman in West Bumfuck saving a kitten!

 

Coupla puppy blender links.

Tillerson and Turkey disagree on strategery in Syria.

Washington and Ankara disagree sharply over how to wage war against Islamic State militants in Syria, with the U.S. backing Kurdish militias whom the Turks disdain as terrorists.

Tillerson, dealing in the world of international oil dealings, probably likes the Kurds more than anybody else he’s had to deal with so I doubt Turkey’s problems with someone they’d like to Armenian are going to affect him all that much.

Which means that Tillerson could get with Russia to handle Turkey to cut down on terrorists in the area, but our fine media betters attack on whatever they’re saying Russia did today will make that harder.

Yay Minitrue! From ‘reporting’ on Abu Ghraib every day for a year to accusing Russia of interfering with our election, Minitrue surely knows how to hurt America for the sin of not electing Democrats.

 

Speaking of the bullshit Russia deal and punishing America, the Senate is uninterested in getting the story.

A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment. A second source said the committee communicated that it is “not receptive” to Flynn’s request “at this time.”

I usually try to ignore what’s “going to happen”, but this feels right.

CNN has been non-stop Flynn for months, this gives our fine media betters a chance to continue their attacks on Trump. The We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party is not going to give up that club easily.

 

More Russia.

Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News.

The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee members. The numbers themselves were not classified, said the official.

You see, it was so important that they didn’t start any investigations, they just planted bombs to keep Trump fighting this dishonest idiocy instead of presidentin’.

Obama and his media tools were screeching about Russia long before January, but they compiled this just in time for the change of admin.

There was a lot of that going around.

 

Not really linking this for anything except the horrifying aspect of the headline.

Could Donald Trump Seize
The U.S. Political Center?
Stranger Things Happened

 

The “Political Center” in America is the bastion of the We’re Better And Smarter Than Your Party that gives bi-partisan cover for leftist power grabs.

The people who are busily not repealing Obamacare or building a wall.

 

Okay, I can see why Ann Coulter would want to do this, but what the fuck is Berkeley thinking?

The planned visit by firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter to the University of California, Berkeley has officials and organizers worrying about a repeat of the rioting which greeted Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

So long as they get no federal funds to rebuild, I’m okay with it. It’s like an episode of The Purge except with the hilarity of lefties destroying their own property as the police watch. That’s darn funny.

 

This Is NYC!

Headline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cops find insane stockpile of weapons while hunting for rape suspect

I had to click to see this “insane stockpile.”

Cops found a stockpile of weapons that included four pistols, three long-guns,

I call that, ‘My living room’. I usually bring more than that to the desert to shoot.