davidl on May 21st, 2020

CNN’s own Fredo(Jr.) Cuomo interviewed his older brother Fredo(Sr.) With New York State being the domestic epicenter of the Chinese Wuflu, in large part due Sr’s policy of infecting nursing homes with Covid positive patients, Jr skillfully steered the conversation to the subject of the size of cotton swabs, video:

Hat tip and BSWK, Sister Toldjah, Red State:

instead of making size comparison jokes about Q-tips with his brother, Chris Cuomo should have asked him point blank about the size of the nursing home deaths in his state, which has the highest number in the nation – and there’s a strong probability that the number is much higher.

As others have noted, if this was Fox News doing this, Stelter, Darcy and all the rest would have erupted in outrage and would have spent hours on end talking about it on their social media feeds. But there’s been radio silence from them in response, and the reasons why could not be more obvious.

Quip: Size comparisons, isn’t that what brothers do?

davidl on May 20th, 2020

On the very day she left office, former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice sent a classified email to herself.

First, from Merriam-Webster:

Top Secret: containing or being information whose unauthorized disclosure could result in exceptionally grave danger to the nation

Not the official definition, but close enough for government work.

The Trump administration redacted and released some but not all of the Rice Memo. They recently released the entire memo.  Here is newly disclosed paragraph, from Margot Cleveland, Federalist:

Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding ‘by the book’ as it relates to law enforcement. From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. President Obama asked if Comey was saying that the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn. Comey replied ‘potentially.’ He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kislyak, but he noted that ‘the level of communication is unusual.’

So question for Mr. Comey: just how much spying on national security advisor is necessary to determine how much communication with a particular ambassador qualifies as “unusual.”

Questions for the Obama administration, Ms Rice, what national security interests, if any, were involved in your initial classification of your CYA memo?  As former President Barack Obama is not noted for his reading ability, to what title does the phrase “By the Book” refer?

Questions, for the Trump administration, FBI Director Chris Wray, why did your FBI hide evidence of the Obama administration sedition for over three years? Save for ODNI, Ric Grenell would have ever declassified the memo?

Oh by the way, the Rice Memo, assuming Comey is not lying, yet again, is further proof that Lt. General Michael Flynn is innocent.  Comey ruled any legitimate potential reason to interview the General.

davidl on May 20th, 2020

Citizens are entitled their rights, choices, which are said to endowed by our creator.  However they not entitled any protects from their fellow citizens for the consequences of their own choices, from PJ Media:

LGBTQ Activist Groups Pressure Government to Coerce Acceptance from People of Faith
By Rick Moran May 19, 2020 5:05 PM EST

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer — hope I didn’t miss any — community believes that the government’s religious exemptions are gutting civil rights protections for minorities.

Any person who willing chooses to engage in such sexual behavior as he alone sees fit, and neither wants, seeks, or feel he needs my approval, has no claim to demand my consent or approval.

davidl on May 19th, 2020

Imagine, if you will, that you confided to your neighbor than you saw your doctor with concernd about the flu, and that you physician had given you a prescription.  In turn, your neighbor Karen had thrown a hissy fit and threatened to call 3-1-1.  Karen as adamant that she knew more about what was better for your health than your own physician.

Now Imagine that Karen instead of being your nosey neighbor was named Nancy Pelosi and was the Speaker of the House, from Beth Baumann, from Town Hall:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to chime in on President Donald Trump’s decision to take Hydroxychloroquine, which has been said to be a potential treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus.

“As far as the president is concerned, he’s our president and I’d rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese,” the speaker said. “So, I think it’s not a good idea.”

According to President Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, “the president is in very good health and has remained symptom-free. He receives regular COVID-19 testing, all negative to date.” After discussing the pros and cons of Trump taking Hydroxychloroquine, the two decided “the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks,” Conley said in a memo in a memo on Monday.

As far as I am concerned, as American citizen, I would rather see my, and our, President taking his medical advise from his physician, than an absentee Speaker of the House, with loose denture and a possible drinking problem. What say you?

Does Mrs. Pelosi honestly believe she more qualified to prescribe the President’s medical treatment than his trained, qualified and licensed physician? Or is their a darker, more sinister reason? Is Mrs. Pelosi a paid stooge of the Pharmaceutical lobby, from Jon N. Hall, American Thinker:

I haven’t been able to ascertain whether HCQ is manufactured in the U.S., but I do read that India “manufactures 70% of the world’s supply” of HCQ. Perhaps the concerns of Texas State Senator Hall (no relation) about “collusion” are valid. Perhaps Big Pharma is seeking a ban on the off-label use of a drug that is so dirt cheap that they can’t make any money making it.

An generic drug like HCQ could cut into eagerly expected profits from the pharmaceutical that may be in Mrs. Pelosi’s portfolio.

Continuing with possible Big Pharma corruption, how far do the tentacles of Big Pharma reach, from Matt Margolis, PJ Media.

Hydroxychloroquine has been approved by the FDA for over 60 years, and treats multiple ailments including malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and is being investigated for other potential uses.

The media has desperately tried to undercut Trump’s positive message about hydroxychloroquine’s potential as a treatment for the coronavirus, calling it “unproven” and claiming there’s “no proof” that it works, and that certain at-risk people can die from the drug.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/05/18/wow-guess-whos-taking-hydroxychloroquine-donald-trump-n401810

The media should not be using the talking points of a part-time Speaker to second quess a full-time President.

The Ohio Star is saying:

President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers.

“I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is not anything there.”

The whistleblower said she only saw metadata, that is names and dates when the general’s financial records were accessed. “I never saw what they saw.”

By March 2016, the whistleblower said she and a colleague, who was detailed to Treasury from the intelligence community, became convinced that the surveillance of Flynn was not tied to legitimate criminal or national security concerns, but was straight-up political surveillance among other illegal activity occurring at Treasury.

Actually, this kind of political action on the part of Treasury in the Obama Administration should be news to absolutely nobody.

Perhaps you will recall that conservative organizations complained for all of Obama s eight years that Treasury was mucking with their exempt status, based on their political beliefs and affiliations. We’ve written about this many times here. So why should anyone be surprised the treasury was up to their necks in this stuff as well?

Matt Taibbi, who is absolutely no friend of Donald Trump or anything to the right of Fidel Castro for that matter, probably isn’t making any friends on the left when he makes note of all this:

Warrantless surveillance, multiple illegal leaks of classified information, a false statements charge constructed on the razor’s edge of Miranda, and the use of never-produced, secret counterintelligence evidence in a domestic criminal proceeding – this is the “rule of law” we’re being asked to cheer.

Russiagate cases were often two-level offenses: factually bogus or exaggerated, but also indicative of authoritarian practices. Democrats and Democrat-friendly pundits in the last four years have been consistently unable to register objections on either front.

Flynn’s case fit the pattern. We were told his plea was just the “tip of the iceberg” that would “take the trail of Russian collusion” to the “center of the plot,” i.e. Trump. It turned out he had no deeper story to tell. In fact, none of the people prosecutors tossed in jail to get at the Russian “plot” – some little more than bystanders – had anything to share.

Remember George Papadopoulos, whose alleged conversation about “dirt” on Hillary Clinton with an Australian diplomat created the pretext for the FBI’s entire Trump-Russia investigation? We just found out in newly-released testimony by McCabe that the FBI felt as early as the summer of 2016 that the evidence “didn’t particularly indicate” that Papadopoulos was “interacting with the Russians.”

If you’re in the media and keeping score, that’s about six months before our industry lost its mind and scrambled to make Watergate comparisons over Jim Comey’s March, 2017 “bombshell” revelation of the existence of an FBI Trump-Russia investigation. Nobody bothered to wonder if they actually had any evidence.

Of course, as we all know by now, they had absolutely nothing.

Say what you will about Tabby, I’ll likely agree. He utterly fails to understand the level of evil that he is successfully aligned himself with to whatever degree. Give him credit for one thing however, he at least has the moral perceptiveness to understand that what those on his side of the aisle are doing is in fact immoral.

Regardless of that, it seems clear that Treasury, the FBI and so many other parts of the federal government have been totally corrupted during the Obama Administration. I think we all know why.

And here it is, folks, I will begin at least partially trusting the government again when I see arrests, and serious jail time handed out to those responsible for this corruption and that includes Barack Hussein Obama Hillary Clinton etc etc. Not until.

davidl on May 14th, 2020

Citizens have a god given(constitutional) right to be protected government snooping. Foreign nations not so much. So in course of authorized surveilance of foreign actors, the names of
American citizens should be hidden (masked). In the course of analyzing raw intelligence anlayzists are authorized ask for the identities of citizens swept up in the surveilance net. So when does the use of a legitimate tool of intelligence become political abuse of intelligence and an unconstitutional invasion of privacy, from John Solomon, Just the News:

When my colleague Sara Carter and I broke the story in spring 2017 about a three-fold increase in the unmasking of Americans’ identities in spy intercepts during President Obama’s second term, the immediate fear was that a limited tool created for intelligence analysts had been become so widespread for political appointees that it might be used to target political enemies.

Those fears were realized on Wednesday when documents declassified by acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Ric Grenell and made public by two senators showed more than a dozen Obama political appointees sought to unmask more than two dozen intercepted conversations involving then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. And that occurred in just the two months between when President Trump won the election and he took office.

Call me a cynic.  However I hard pressed to view the likes of Suzan Rice and Joe Biden as intelligent analysts.  Possible pun noted for the latter.

One answer is when content of private phone calls finds their way in the pages of the Washington Post. More generally, when the lame stream media just ignore systematic abuse of citizen rights? The abuses, unmasking American citizens, both provide front page fodder and advance favored narrative, from Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:

According to the Media Research Center, the broadcast television networks, still the largest source of news for the American public, virtually deep-sixed news of the exposure of the names of those spying on the incoming Trump administration. ABC and NBC’s evening news broadcasts totally ignored the story, while CBS slanted its coverage:

When do unmaskers, leakers and invaders of privacy, suddenly become concerned about privacy, from Monica Showalter, American Thinker:

Former White House spin doctor Ben Rhodes isn’t taking acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell’s unmasking of Gen. Michael Flynn’s Obama administration unmaskers very well.

Answer, they concerned about privacy, when it is there privacy which is invaded, and when their role in a potential criminal conspiracy becomes exposed.

Eric Florack on May 14th, 2020

Is it possible that the over reaction to this coronavirus thing, was designed so as to prevent any serious investigation of the Democrats, and their Russian collusion hoax?

davidl on May 14th, 2020

As shocking as the news that water is wet, the Wall Street Journal has deemed Representative Adam Schiff a (certified) liar, from Washington Examiner:

The Wall Street Journal editorial board urged the media and the public to never again trust House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because of his repeated claims over the years that there was evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.[…]

“Schiff spread falsehoods shamelessly about Russia and Donald Trump for three years even as his own committee gathered contrary evidence,” it wrote. The editorial board also argued the California Democrat had previously held up the release of the transcripts because they didn’t align with what he was saying publicly.

Everybody, even a rat like Schiff, is entitled to his opinion.  However nobody has any god given right to respect.  Schiff stated as if it were a fact that evidence existed of Russian collusion to aid Donald Trump, all the while having over fifty transcripts of Obama officials testifying under oath that no such evidence existed.

I am sure that as long as Schiff’s stream of lies continue to serve Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ends, and she retains the People’s gavel, Schiff will retain is platform.  However, while Pelosi may be able to protect Schiff’s committee chair, she can not protect Schiff’s honor, such as it is.  Republican’s, at least those with spines, should move to formally censure Schiff and make every democrat take a public position on it.

The democrats made Schiff into what he is.  Now they stuck with Schiff.

davidl on May 12th, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally has a good idea, and who said it would never happen, from Jonathan Turley:

De Blasio just said on CNN that New York cannot open because it has no money to do so. That is the first direct call for the federal government to actually fund the operation of major cities. He is talking about roughly $7 billion and suggesting that NYC simply cannot reopen…

Ok Mayor Bill, he is the deal. We, the taxpayers, do not give you seven billion of our dollars, and you, and your city, go away.

davidl on May 11th, 2020

I don’t want to go here.

Ahmaud Arbery is dead and that is regrettable.    Sadly this case is turning into another Treyvon Martin case, with some the same cast of characters, albeit missing any White Hispanics,from Joe Cunningham, Red State:

[Ahmaud Arbery] was not caught in the act of robbing someone. It was broad daylight. He was jogging. The two white men had no evidence that Arbery had robbed anyone in the neighborhood. There is no evidence he had done anything wrong at all. And, yet, there are people who would defend the two men and treat the dead black man as though he deserved his fate. Video surfaced of Arbery walking into a partially constructed home, looking at it. He didn’t touch anything, and he didn’t take anything. He looked, and then left.

Mr. Cunningham is on solid ground up to the point he rules out any potential of Robbery.  However, Mr. Cunningham then proceeds to describe Mr. Arbery of committing the crimes of trespassing and burglary.  This case will be hard enough to sort out without doing a Chuck Todd to the facts.

Eric Florack on May 11th, 2020

Found elsewhere…

This is long, but perfectly stated. Enjoy your Monday, friends…

“If you want to stay home, stay home.
If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask.
If you want to avoid large crowds, avoid large crowds.

I am not required to descend into poverty for you.
I am not required to abstain from human contact for you.
I am not required to shop alone, without my kids, for you.

I refuse to participate in “quarantine life” until there’s an unsafe, untested vaccine released in eighteen months. I refuse to receive said vaccine to make others feel more safe. I won’t set myself–or my children–on fire to keep you warm. If you’re convinced the vaccine is safe and effective, you can get it yourself.

Some of you are allowing fear and policies devoid of scientifically accurate data to destroy America and ruin your life. I can’t control your self-destructive behaviors, but we all have a say in America.

We need to tell legislators that we demand options. We have a constitutional right to take risks. Life is full of bacteria and viruses–many of which spread before symptoms manifest and after they subside. We have a right to receive OR refuse vaccines.

The data was inaccurate at best; purposely overblown to justify government overreach at worst.

Stop allowing the government to destroy:

The Food Supply
Small Businesses
Medical Autonomy
Access to Healthcare
Religious Gatherings
Privacy Rights
Fellowship

When the “new normal” is filled with starvation, depression, suicide, imprisonment, governmental spying, and pure DESPERATION, the virus is going to look preferable to the world you helped facilitate.”

~anonymous

davidl on May 10th, 2020

Dim Won, b/k/a President Barrack Hussien Obama, needs to remind the nation that as well as being a retired President he, along with his wife, are both former lawyers. They both have JD’s but have surrendered their law licenses. Dim Won is upset that the DOJ has ended their effort to frame retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn, from Yahoo News:

“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama said in a web talk with members of the Obama Alumni Association.

“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

Note that Dim Won is not a licensed attorney, apparently unable or unwilling to read a law brief. Professor Jonathan Turley notes, that General Flynn was not charged with perjury:

President Obama is being quoted on Flynn, saying “There is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free.” It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury

Moreover,  apparently Dim Won believes, or was told, that pardons only undermine the “Rule of Law” when issued during a republican administration from New York Slimes via Don Surber:

“President Obama on Tuesday pardoned James E. Cartwright, a retired Marine Corps general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program, saving him from a possible prison sentence.

“General Cartwright, who was a key member of Mr. Obama’s national security team in his first term and earned a reputation as the president’s favorite general, pleaded guilty late last year to misleading investigators looking into the leaking of classified information about cyberattacks against Iran.

Mr. Surber has assured his readers that the full article can be found behind the Slimes paywall and who am I to argue.

Eric Florack on May 9th, 2020

It is time to put Adam Schiff behind bars.

davidl on May 7th, 2020

Good news, Senator Lindsey Graham got his gonads back from the cleaners.  The entire Robert Mueller three year, what forty million dollar, Special Counsel investigation was a fraud from the moment it was launched.  The Mueller team knew it, and Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein either did know, or should have known, it from CNSNews:

“The memo to Mueller from Rosenstein was given to me today — or yesterday, by (Attorney General William) Barr, fully unredacted, virtually unredacted.

“So now we know that the scope of the investigation was to look at Carter Page, Flynn, Papdopoulos and Manafort as to whether or not they were working with the Russians. Now this is in August of 2017.”

But Graham noted that in January 2017 — eight months earlier — the Steele dossier had been “disavowed” by a Russian “sub-source,” and the FBI knew it.

“And without the dossier, there’s no warrant” to spy on Carter Page eight months later, Graham said. “So they knew that the Carter Page thing was a fraud.”

Rosenstein launched the Mueller probe against individuals accused of crimes of which the FBI has already cleared them some eight months prior.

I acknowledge that Slow Joe, b/k/a Joseph Biden(D – moron) is stupid, but I will only accept he believes in vanity castration, when he has his own, what five or six, grandchildren castrated, from Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden said sex-change surgery is medically necessary for transgender people while pushing for changes that would require insurers to cover such procedures.

The former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the assertion during a Wednesday virtual event with the Human Rights Campaign. He received a question on how he would ensure gay and transgender people have access to affordable healthcare.

Dear Joe, is federal funding of useless surgery to mutilate healthy genitals worth it?