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00:05

The man who threatened Stormy Daniels looks just like Fellowship of the Minds

Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford, also known as Peggy Peterson in court documents), 39, is a porn actress and stripper. Stormy claims that she had a one-night stand with Donald Trump in 2006, and that she was paid hush Continue reading

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Thursday, 19 April

23:00

Matt Forney Live: The Scramble for Europe with Artistic Layman (Live Tonight at 7PM Eastern) Matt Forney

Many of my readers are also fans of Davis Aurini and the thrice-weekly live show he hosts with Artistic Layman, a show on which Im a frequent guest. Because Aurini will be on vacation for the next two weeks, Artistic Layman and I will be guest-hosting the show on my YouTube channel. Our fifth show will air tonight at 7PM Eastern (6PM Central/4PM Pacific).

On this episode of Matt Forney Live, Artistic Layman and I will discuss what is now being termed the Scramble for Europe: the third worlds colonization of the white world and how its being treated as inevitable. Is it inevitable? Well talk about it and take your calls.

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22:50

IF IT'S CONCLUSIVELY DEMONSTRATED THAT TRUMP IS A CRIMINAL, REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT No More Mister Nice Blog

The Wall Street Journal quotes a Trump lawyer saying that Michael Cohen is likely to flip:

One of President Donald Trumps longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trumps personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges.

Mr. Trump made the call seeking advice from Jay Goldberg, who represented Mr. Trump in the 1990s and early 2000s. Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president not to trust Mr. Cohen. On a scale of 100 to 1, where 100 is fully protecting the president, Mr. Cohen isnt even a 1, he said he told Mr. Trump....

Speaking from his experience as a prosecutor, he said even hardened organized-crime figures flip under pressure from the government. The mob was broken by Sammy The Bull Gravano caving in out of the prospect of a jail sentence, Mr. Goldberg said.
Jonathan Chait finds this curious.
... as a public-relations strategy, isnt Trumps lawyer supposed to say he believes Cohen is innocent, and would be shocked to learn if he did something wrong, because of course Trump has never engaged in any illegal behavior and would never tolerate it among his employees? Hes probably not supposed to casually liken the president of the United States to the boss of a criminal syndicate.
Chait has a similar response to a quote from voluble Trump loyalist Anthony Scaramucci:
Asked today by Katy Tur if theres any chance [Michael Cohen] would end up cooperating, flipping, Anthony Scaramucci said no, because Cohen is a very loyal person.

You meant because Trump is innocent, right? Cohen is not going to testify against Trump because Trump did nothing wrong?
Chait is right -- in politics, if you're defending an officeholder under investigation, you're supposed to say that that officeholder wouldn't dream of violating the law. These guys have let the mask slip.

But for supporters of the contemporary Republican Party, I don't think that matters. Either they don't believe that their heroes are guilty or they believe that their heroes were found guilty through a "witch hunt" conducted by the liberal Deep State.

Look around. Don Blankenship, who spent a year in federal prison after an accident in one of his coal mines killed 29 miners, might win the Republican senatorial primary in West Virginia. R...

22:35

New York Attorney General Wants Power To Bypass Trump Pardons Weasel Zippers

Dems are getting petty and trying to change laws to hit political opponents. NEW YORK (Reuters) New Yorks attorney general on Wednesday asked Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to give him and other local prosecutors power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump. In a letter, Attorney General []

22:32

Emanuel Macron and the Discontents of Centrism bensozia

I was never a believer in Emanuel Macron. He posed as a new man untainted by past mistakes and scandals, and when his new party swept into power some people heralded a new dawn for France. (Others were just relieved that he beat Le Pen, but really there was a lot of "new beginning" rhetoric in some quarters.) But so far as I could see, Macron had no new ideas about how to improve either the quality of life or the quality of politics. His election presaged, not a new departure, but more of the same: more debates about immigration, and more argument over the neo-liberal economic policies he has promoted. And now, with danger of a far-right government pushed aside for now, millions of French people are turning against him:

The undisguised hostility has made clear that, less than a year into this new presidency, anti-Macron sentiment is emerging as a potent force. It is being fueled by a pervasive sense that Mr. Macron is pushing too far, too fast in too many areas nicking at the benefits of pensioners and low earners, giving dollops to the well-off and slashing sacred worker privileges.

The souring of the public mood is reflected in Mr. Macrons drooping poll numbers among workers and the middle class. (His popularity remains high among those that the French call executives.) It is also seen in the streets, where a wave of strikes and demonstrations is testing Mr. Macrons resolve as never before.
The French railway system has been shut down by strikes, universities are closed, nurses and orderlies are "working to rule" in many hospitals, and more. Challenged by an interviewer to explain why all these disturbances have broken out at once, Macron could only fume,
Your question is biased! The discontent of the railway workers has nothing to do with the discontent in the hospitals!
Which is not true; whatever the particulars, all of these disputes flow from the attachment of French people to their system of lengthy vacations, early retirements, generous healthcare, and safe jobs. Macron, along with most mainstream economists, believes that France must curb its welfare state and encourage entrepreneurship to compete in the 21st century. His main defense of his policies is to accuse his opponents of "intellectual dishonesty." That is, he thinks they are blaming him for stating the facts, and opposing his actual plans with calls for an alternative that they cannot themselves define.

Like Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and Barack Obama, Macron thinks the old economy of safe factory jobs is just dead, and nothing can bring it back.The future requires us to get more education and more skills, and to constantly update our skills in an ever-changing world. The role of the government is to help people get those skills, to cushion the transitions when an industry collapse...

22:00

Amazon Gets Huge Subsidies to Provide Good Jobs but Its a Top Employer of SNAP Recipients in at Least Five States The Intercept

Katherine Braun sorts packages toward the right shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Ariz. on Nov. 11, 2010.

22:00

50 Republicans Are Willing To Push Ryan Over The Cliff To Solve The DREAMers Problem DownWithTyranny!


When going over the new poll from Muhlenberg College of Pennsylvania voters the other day, I noticed question about DACA. It was the most agreed-upon topic in the entire survey 81% of voters favor DACA. That's especially interesting because 40% of voters identified themselves as Republicans. What about other states? I have a feeling that voters in other states-- maybe not Confederate states, but normal states-- feel the same way as Pennsylvania voters. How do i know? "Queen of the hill" rules rarely pass. When it does it enables the House to consider a specified measure without approval from the majority party's leadership.

This week 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans-- Will Hurd (R-TX), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)-- have been pushing one through Congress to save the DREAMers from Trump. It would be a slap in the face to the lame duck Speaker, Paul Ryan, and his puppet Rules Committee chair, Pete Sessions. They need 218 votes to override Ryan's opposition and claim they have 240 votes-- 190 Democrats and 50 Republicans. I'd love to see the list of Democrats who have refused to sign on... as well as the Republican who have.

Denham: "We talk a lot about transparency around here and regular order. Well, thats what were doing here today we want to follow regular order and have a debate... [Ryan] can put whatever he wants in the bill. Im sure with the speakers wisdom he will find whatever the president wants and will sign."

Ryan is using Trump as an excuse for opposing a solution. "Our goal," his spokesperson said, "is to get a DACA and border security solution into law, and we certainly dont want to pursue a strategy that the pr...

21:55

Sometimes Thing Break and They Don't Get Fixed Booman Tribune

Sometimes things break and they dont get fixed, and thats what has had me worried of late. We have an incredibly resilient system of government, and my admiration has grown as Ive seen it weather one brutal test and assault after another, starting with the effort to impeach Bill Clinton and following on with a series of almost ridiculous disasters that included the botched and stolen election of 2000, the 9/11 attacks, the decision to invade and occupy Afghanistan and Iraq, the complete meltdown of the housing market and ensuing global recession, and most recently the catastrophic election of Donald Trump with the connivance and assistance of Vladimir Putin.

Maybe our parents did something to make us deserve this. Maybe were all to blame, too. But I wont stand for it. Im not going to sit back and take these punches like Ive somehow got it coming. And all Ive really had to sustain me in these fights is the belief that our system can survive this and figure it all out and eventually get a measure of justice.

Sometimes I feel feel vindicated in that belief and other times I grow concerned that were not up to the task. It can sometimes feel like Ill spend my whole life waiting for the chickens to come home to roost on the bastards who have been fucking up our lives.

But its been a good week. The last ten days or so have really stood out.

To put it bluntly, the president is completely screwed six ways to Sunday, and all thats left is to wait for this to play out and get our goblets ready to drink the tears. Anyone who knows anything about Michael Cohen understands this already, and the rest of the people will eventually catch up.

My best guess is that Sean Hannity is finished as well although that, too, will not likely become clear for some time. All I know is that they were desperate enough to keep a lid on his conversations with Cohen to pretend he was a client and to put his name out there as if he has a right to have those conversations kept privileged. There was no other reason to list him as a client in the first place and no reason to volunteer his name in open court when the judge was offering to let them give her a sealed envelope.

Kris Kobach is also screwed. Hes just been held in contempt of court for defying court orders related to Kansass voter identification laws. And thats not a good look for a Secretary of State, nor for a candidate for U.S. Senate, nor for the person whom President Trump put in charge of getting to the bottom of our non-existent problem with in-person voter fraud.

Republicans are beginning to have their fantasies hit up against a wall of reality on a more frequent ba...

A Contrary View of Barbara Bush Booman Tribune

None of us are perfect parents and none of us have perfect kids. We cant take credit for all their successes and we generally cant be blamed for all their failures. But we do play a large role is shaping our children, and we can screw them up pretty good if were not careful. George W. Bush was screwed up by his parents. Some of it wasnt anything they could control. Its not easy to be the grandson of a senator and the son of a president, especially if you arent blessed at birth with the same types of skills that made them successful in business and politics. Many of us in the same situation would follow an initial path similar to Dubyas: being the class clown, not trying too hard lest we fail, taking the easy road and riding on our privilege. Ive never blamed George W. for being the way he is, only for having the lack of judgment and humility to realize that he wasnt suited to life of public service.

With the passing of Barbara Bush, the nation is going through the ritual of praising all her virtues and accomplishments while ignoring completely her faults and shortcomings. Thats largely as it should be. Basic politeness and a healthy respect for our institutions requires that we focus on the positive when a First Lady passes on. But this custom is no friend of the truth.

Barbara Bush was extremely hard on her children, especially George who seems to have been a big disappointment to her. I had to cringe when I saw that she told the doctor on her death bed that George turned out the way he did because she smoked and drank while she was pregnant. The former president told the story in a lighthearted manner, suggesting that she was always making jokes like that. And thats exactly the problem. Thats about the most vicious thing she could have said about her son as she was dying. Its the kind of joke that has too much sincerity behind it to be funny. Why not say, instead, that she was proud of him and that he exceeded all her expectations? He was, after all, elected as governor of Texas and to two terms as president of the United States. Is that not enough for a mother, even if he was perhaps not a good president in the end?

This is how she damaged her son, and were all guilty of doing this to some degree or another with our children. But the world doesnt suffer for it the way it did from the presidency of George W. Bush.

I like to allow a little time before I speak ill of the dead, which is why I held my tongue for a bit about Barbara Bush. As hard as it is for me to take, I recognize the value of treating our leaders and their families with a bit of deference and a sometimes undeserved default level of respect, so I can abide the tongue-bath the medi...

Voters Think GOP Tax Bill Was Just For Donors Booman Tribune

The Democrats have launched a new initiative aimed at doing a better job of understanding where the public is on a variety of controversial issues so that they can do a better job of crafting their political messaging. Its useful research because it reveals which topics have real salience and which ones dont really move the needle. For one example, voters dont really mind that Trump is using the presidency to add revenue to his various businesses and theyre not very receptive to the idea that hes lazy, golfs too much and is too disengaged. On the other hand, they are alarmed that he doesnt read his daily intelligence briefings. Thats the kind of nuance that can be gleaned by careful survey research.

One thing the pollsters have discovered is that the tax bill is unpopular, and the strongest argument against it is the idea that it was designed not based on sound policy or because its consistent with conservative ideology and goals, but simply to pay back the partys biggest donors.

One key difference the research found is voters are more receptive to the argument that Republicans are likelier to use government to personally enrich themselves and their wealthy donors. They actually dont think the tax plan was done for policy reasons, Pollock said. They dont even think it was done for ideological reasons. They think it was done for purely dirty campaign reasons.

Since the public already believes this, messaging around it is comparatively easy. And since the polling took place while the nation was doing its taxes, the tax bill should have been enjoying a high point in popularity. People ought to have discovered some extra, perhaps unexpected, cash in their pockets. But the tax law has been losing support rapidly in recent weeks. A lot of congressional Republicans are blaming the president for going off message in March by talking about tariffs and trade wars rather then continuing to tout the supposed benefits of their only legislative accomplishment of the last year.

A sense of foreboding is growing on the right. Candidates up for reelection are realizing that their biggest success is polling underwater and is becoming something theyre more apt to need to defend than use as a rationale for another term in office.

Its an old Karl Rove trick to attack your opponents greatest strength, and in this case the tax bill isn...

Michael Cohen Gets a Special Visit Booman Tribune

Last November, I wrote The Odd Chabad Connection Between Putin and Trump and its time to revisit the piece in light of recent events. Presumably youve seen the hilarious video of Michael Cohen smoking cigars with sketchy looking gangster types that was set to the theme song of The Sopranos.

While that video is funny, its also real. The man in the blue suit is Rotem Rosen, who was the main character in my November piece. While Cohen and Rosen were commiserating over cigars, Cohen was supposed to be in court. Judge Kimba Wood was reportedly displeased by his absence.

On an obvious level, it should surprise no one that Rosen and Cohen are friends. Both of them are honorary members of the Trump family. But, on a different level, the media really should be reporting on the significance of this relationship.

I am going to cite from my previous article on this rather than write it all out again, but you should also reference this article from Ben Schreckinger on how Putin enlisted two Jewish oligarchs back in 1999 to help him build up his political power.

Lets begin here:

Starting in 1999, [Vladimir] Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabads biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as Putins rabbi.

Theres a good chance that if you know of Roman Abramovich, you know him as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League. You may not know that he was a...

James Comey Isn't Helping Booman Tribune

This should come as no surprise:

A new poll released by NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist University shows that about 3-in-10 Americans think that the FBI is biased against the Trump administrationSixty-one percent of Americans think that the FBI is just doing its job.

While the number of Americans who distrust the FBIs motives is growing, Im actually comforted that the number isnt higher. After all, the FBI has been under sustained tribal attack from the president, Republicans in Congress, and the organs of the mighty right-wing media wurlitzer. The thirty-one percent number is close enough to the Alan Keyes Constant that its within the margin of error. In other words, under normal circumstances, the percentage of FBI skeptics in the population is about as low as you can reasonably expect it to go in any situation where the FBI is under attack from the right.

In a way, it seems obvious that a decent chunk of the electorate will ascribe bias to anyone who criticizes the president they support, especially if that president is constantly calling the whole thing a witch hunt and effort to delegitimize his election. When that view is amplified in peoples news feeds and on the television programs they watch, its hard to see how wed ever get a lower number than thirty-one percent in our present circumstances.

Whats a sign of corrosion in our democracy is not the absolute percentage of FBI skeptics, but the fact that the FBI is under attack at all. When the FBI deserves criticism, they should receive it. Thats how our system self-corrects. But when they try to protect the country from foreign interference in our elections and are called biased for their efforts, thats a problem. Its a problem because its not something they can correct without surrendering to that foreign power.

Now, James Comey isnt helping things by going out and doing more than a dozen media appearances where he expresses his disdain for Donald Trumps character, appearance, and fitness for office. That doesnt make him look like a neutral or dispassionate observer or strengthen him as an objective witness of fact. When he basically says that the election of Trump made him nauseated, that weakens his standing as someone who stands above and o...

21:30

Cheapskate: Tax returns show de Blasio paid more for tax preparation than he gave to charities in 2017 Fellowship of the Minds

Shocker, not. The mayor has a net worth of $1.5 million. From NY Post: Charity starts at home, but not if that home is Gracie Mansion. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife gave a grand total of $350 to Continue reading

19:42

170 Members of the US Congress Introduce Resolution Calling for Trump EPA Head Pruitts Resignation Mining Awareness +


Albuquerque New Mexico and the Sandia Mountains at sunset

Senator Tom Udall US Senator for New Mexico
Today, I introduced a resolution formally calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign. I was joined on this resolution by 38 of my Senate colleaguesthe highest number of senators to sign a resolution formally calling for a cabinet officials resignation in U.S. history. This historic resolution sends an unequivocal message to the administration: the American public has lost faith in Scott Pruitt, and its time for him to go. During his time in office, Pruitt has waged all-out war on the bedrock protections that keep our air and water clean, prevent toxic chemicals from contaminating our communities, and safeguard the health of our kids and families. He has done lasting damage to public health and safety gutting the EPAs core mis...

19:36

Familys Shipping Company Could Pose Problems For Trumps Transportation Secretary Chao (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells Wife) Mining Awareness +

From ProPublica.org:
Familys Shipping Company Could Pose Problems for Trumps Transportation Pick: Elaine Chaos family owns ships flagged abroad, a way to avoid U.S. taxes and higher labor costs. But one of Chaos missions at the Transportation Department will be to press American-owned ships to fly the U.S. flag, by ProPublica Dec. 12, 2016, 11:15 a.m. EST ( Albertson-Grove and Hirsch are with the Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting at Columbia University.)

President-elect Donald Trump has named Elaine L. Chao to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, overseeing the nations vast network of highways, railroads and airports. The job also means leading the Maritime Administration, which supervises the shipping industry and has as one of its primary missions to advocate for American-owned ships to fly the U.S. flag.

That could pose a conflict for Chao, whose family owns a shipping business that, while headquartered in New York, operates 17 ships flagged in Liberia and Hong Kong. The ships are owned by subsidiaries of the main business, now called Foremost Group, and most of the subsidiaries are registered in the Marshall Islands, a secretive jurisdiction where companies disclose little about their finances or officers.

Chao, 63, has not worked for Foremost Group except for a two-year stint before going to Harvard Business School. A spokeswoman for Chao said theres no conflict between her duties as secretary of transportation and her ties to her familys company, stressing that Chao has no ownership stake in Foremost.

Financial disclosure statements filed by Chao when she was George W. Bushs secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009 declare no interest in the company, nor do disclosure statements filed by her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

The company declined to respond to a detailed list of questions sent by email and to several telephone calls.

Chaos nomination has been widely praised by industry and trade groups.

Throughout her distinguished career in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, she has worked to strengthen our nations economy and competitiveness in a global economy, Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America, said in a statement.

When reporters asked council officials if they were aware of her familys holdings, and how that squared with Paxtons statement, the council said it had nothing to add.

Washington University in St. Louis law professor Kathleen Clark, who focuses on ethics, said that Chao would have to recuse herself from proceedings dealing directly with Foremost as transportation secretary, but that most of the issues posed by her family ties were more likely to be political than legal.

This is about whether she is a credible advocate for U.S. flag vessels given this connection she has to a company that uses foreign...

19:00

New York Atty General Urges State Lawmakers To Close New Yorks Double Jeopardy Loophole To Prevent Those Pardoned By Trump From Evading Potential State Prosecution Mining Awareness +

News Release from the Office of New York Attorney General Schneiderman:
A.G. Schneiderman Sends Letter Urging State Lawmakers To Close New Yorks Double Jeopardy Loophole To Prevent Those Pardoned By The President From Evading Potential State Prosecution
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to state lawmakers today urging them to close a loophole in New Yorks double jeopardy law.

Closing the loophole would ensure that individuals who broke New York law could not evade accountability for any state crimes as a result of a strategically-timed pardon by the president.

The letter is available here: https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/letter_from_ag.pdf

Long ago, the Supreme Court made clear that presidents cannot pardon for state crimesnow its time for New York law to do the same, said Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. By closing New Yorks double jeopardy loophole, lawmakers can ensure that no one accused of breaking New Yorks laws will escape accountability merely because of a strategically-timed presidential pardon.

We are disturbed by reports that the President is considering pardons of individuals who may have committed serious federal financial, tax, and other crimesacts that may also violate New York law. We must ensure that if the President, or any president, issues such pardons, we can use the full force of New Yorks laws to bring such individuals to justice. https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-sends-letter-urging-state-lawmakers-close-new-yorks-double-jeopardy

From the letter:
April 18, 2018
Dear Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, Majority Leader Flanagan, Minority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Minority Leader Kolb:

The Presidents power to pardon federal crimes is sweeping and subject to limited review by the other branches of government. Our countrys founders argued this power was benign and would be used by presidents with scrupulousness and caution. Thus far, they have generally been right. Since the Nations founding, presidents have used this power sparingly, largely to do justice, rather than subvert it.

Yet recent reports indicate that the President may be considering issuing pardons that may impede criminal investigations. This is disturbing news, not only because it would undermine public confidence in the rule of law, but also becausedue to a little-known feature of New York law that appears to be unique in its reacha strategically-timed pardon could prevent individuals who may have violated our States laws from st...

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

I get all sorts of emails from Trumpanzee and his Repug Party. I'm on their list so that you don't have to be. Lately, I've been getting ones that reflect an increasing paranoia. Imagine that! One, for instance, purports to be from Trump and asks, plaintively, "Noah, are you still with me?" Of course these emails are all about raising money for his re-election or that of some other Republican goon somewhere in America. I'm tempted to just reply something along the lines of "Hey, fuck you asshole. If you're half as rich as you claim to be, just pay your own way. You don't need a dime from me! Not one penny! No way would I insult Honest Abe that way!"

A lot of the emails are full of the self-congratulatory nonsense and self-aggrandizement that you'd expect from any megalomaniac who has a severely limited intelligence. They claim great victories in "making America great again" and are chock full of comments about "Nancy Pelosi," "Crooked Hillary," and "Liberal elites." They reveal the intellectual capacity of a 9 year old, i.e. the Republican base. But, this past weekend, I got the one I'm using as tonight's meme. It's about the birthday of Trump's 3rd and hopefully final wife. Now that I've said that, I suppose we can expect him to divorce Melania so he can marry his daughter like he's some kind of Egyptian Pharaoh or Roman Emperor. We all know he dreams about it. One thing is sure by this point: If Trumpanzee did manage to marry Ivanka, his voters would applaud it and a sizable percentage of them would look at it all as confirmation that "He really understand my family and he really is just like us!"

The striking thing about Trump's Melania birthday email is how it's a pathetic, childish attempt to ingratiate himself with a wife that has to be mighty sick of him a...

14:46

Syria - Who Is Stalling The OPCW Investigation In Douma? Moon of Alabama

Why has the fact finding mission (FFM)of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) not visited Douma? The OPCW inspectors are held up by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) which has a say about...

14:20

April 19th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #455 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:15

Thursday April 19th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:01

What Attorney-Client Privilege? LewRockwell

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trumps lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was subject.

It seems that Mueller and one of Trumps lawyers had been negotiating the terms under which the president would submit to an informal interrogation by Mueller and his team of prosecutors and FBI agents. Muellers request for such an interview was not unusual.

Investigators are usually looking to trap an unwary potential defendant into lying to them a crime in that environment, even though the potential defendant is not under oath or unwittingly admitting to them an allegation for which they need proof. The potential defendant often believes foolishly, as history has shown he can actually talk the investigators out of indicting him.

In preparation for this type of interview, the government often tells the lawyer for the person being interviewed whether that person is a witness, a subject or a target. A witness is a person whose knowledge and memory the government wishes to examine. A subject is a person whose behavior is under criminal investigation. A target is a person whom the government plans to indict.

When Trump and his team learned that he was just a subject and not a target, they rejoiced. And then, in a series of bizarre events, all hell broke loose, and his joy turned to gloom. Here is what happened.

In the course of its continuing investigation of Trump, Muellers team came across evidence of criminal behavior on the part of Michael Cohen, Trumps longtime New York City lawyer. Because the evidence was related to activities that took place in New York City, Mueller sent the evidence to the chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

After a team of federal prosecutors there examined whatever Mueller brought them, in conjunction with what they already knew about Cohen, they applied to a federal judge for search warrants of venues where they believed Cohen kept files of his work. The search warrants were executed simultaneously at 5:30 in the morning two Mondays ago.

Cohens lawyers then filed a motion that asked a federal judge to prevent the federal prosecutors in Manhattan from examining what the FBI seized enough to fill a small pickup truck arguing that it was Cohens records of the legal work he had performed for his clients and thus was protected by the attorney-client privilege.

In opposition to Cohens motion, federal prosecutors argued that Cohen and Trump have engaged in behavior together that may have been criminal or fraudulent and that they used the attorney-client privilege to mask their communications.

The federal prosecutors also argued that Cohen was not truly performing legal work for Trump; rather, they said, he was a fixer of Trumps image and a trickster t...

First Genetically Modified Humans? LewRockwell

Modern medicine likes to pull off hoaxes, like the great cholesterol hoax that is still in play after four decades.  It likes to produce expensive cures on deliver them on its own terms.  Inexpensive remedies are shunned, go untested, are said to be unproven (but not disproven), and are peddled by hucksters.

Now that you have that straightened out in your mind, you will love/loathe to hear that humans are about to be genetically edited.  No, this is not an attempt to build a super-race of humans.  But it is, well, a bit of an expensive scientific high-wire act that will be used to cure a blood disorder.

European researchers have been given the go-ahead to splice DNA to treat a blood disorder known as beta thalassemia, an inherited disease characterized by low production of hemoglobin, the red pigment in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

Stem cells will be harvested from thalassemia patients and then genetically edited and infused back into the patients as a stem cell transplant.

The idea is to cut away the component that represses hemoglobin production.  To do that a virus carrying a guided RNA missile will be instilled into the patients stem cells to produce an enzyme (Cas) that will cut away a flawed portion of DNA.  To actually insert a new gene sequence, a template DNA would be required.

The plan is to edit the aberrant gene so bone marrow can make high levels of hemoglobin again and release thalassemia patients from chronic dependency upon blood transfusions to overcome their anemia.

Researchers are attempting to reactivate the kind of hemoglobin produced by infants.  The BCL11a gene represses the fetal hemoglobin and is the target gene.  This gene technology has been shown to dramatically increase fetal hemoglobin in blood stem cells in a lab dish.  But now to instill them back into the blood circulation and see if they produce high-hemoglobin daughter cells.

Overlooked

However, there is just one glitch in this gene-editing scheme.  Altering the sequence or removal of a faulty gene altogether only addresses the inherited structural defect.

Genetic testing now makes it possible for many people to find out the exact sequences and alterations in their DNA.  However, just knowing the DNA sequences is not the whole story.  Researchers write: There is another layer of complexity added by a group of molecules called epigenetic regulators.

Overlooked in news headlines is that there is also a modifiable dynamic...

Enjoy This Market Hoorah LewRockwell

Legendary investor Jim Rogers says market participants should enjoy the rally in stocks while it lasts, issuing a dire warning that the worst correction of his lifetime is coming.

U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as the corporate earnings season continued, with Bank of America reporting better-than-expected quarterly results.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 182 points, or 0.75%, to 24,542, the S&P 500 was up 0.6% and the Nasdaq rose 0.35%. Leading the Dow higher were Merck & Co. (MRK) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) .

Soon somethings going to happen that will make everyone happy again and the market will go up one more time, and that will probably be the last hoorah. Next year will be not a lot of fun, Rogers said in an interview with Kitco News on Monday.

He added, Its been 10 years since we have had a bear market. That is very, very unusual, so the next bear market is going to be the worst in my lifetime.

When promoted to quantify the correction, Rogers said it would easily be over 50%.

Turning to gold, last Wednesday the metal reached its highest level last since August 2016 as jitters grew over Syria and Russia.

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The First Jewish President? LewRockwell

Every theory, from every angle, has been stated and restated. Surely at this point there can be no fresh analysis of this man and his presidency. At least thats what I thought, until a few weeks ago, when I spent the afternoon with Ann Coulter, having lunch at one of Beverly Hills most revered Jewish delis.

Ann Coulter and David Cole walk into a Jewish deli. Ill let you write your own punchline.

After surviving a surprisingly pleasant encounter with the paparazzi, as we walked along Rodeo Drive past the fancy boutiques catering to gullible Asian tourists, Ann shared a theory about why Trump has elicited so much irrational hatred from one particularly influential U.S. demographic group. And what she said hit me right in the gut. Shes never publicly written about this theory, but with her permission Ill present it here. Suffice it to say, it falls into the category of Wish Id said that.

A brief preamble. Ever since Trump announced his candidacy, Ive been baffled by the outpouring of blind, irrational hatred directed at Trump by my fellow Jews. Its a hatred that goes beyond partisan politics. Sure, Jews always hate the Republican. But this is something different; this is a hostility, a bitter antagonism, that I typically see directed at people like me. Or actual Jew-haters like David Duke. But Trump? This was a man with absolutely no history of being anti-Jewish. Hes a gentile whos mixed with Jews his entire life, in business, in family, and hes gotten along just fine.

Millionaires and magnates who actually are anti-Jewish (like Henry Ford) develop a reputation long before they hit their 70s. When I was a kid, my mom, a Brooklyn-born Jew, worked as a commercial graphic artist, and it was common knowledge among the people in her field which companies didnt hire Jews. For example, the Hall family (of Hallmark Cards) and the Knotts family (of the eponymous Berry Farm) had a reputation, deserved or not, for not employing Jews. Trump has never had any such...

The 4th Turning LewRockwell

Dont think you can escape the Fourth Turning the way you might today distance yourself from news, national politics, or even taxes you dont feel like paying. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted. The Fourth Turning necessitates the death and rebirth of the social order. It is the ultimate rite of passage for an entire people, requiring a luminal state of sheer chaos whose nature and duration no one can predict in advance.  Strauss & Howe The Fourth Turning

In Part One of this article I laid out the reasons for Gray Champions arising to meet challenges during crisis periods in history. We are ten years into this Crisis and I have been pondering where we go from here. The plot line of the Game of Thrones has opened my eyes to the fact there isnt just one Gray Champion during a Fourth Turning. During the Civil War, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were Transcendental prophet generation representatives of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln and William Tecumseh Sherman were Gray Champions of the Union.

These were men who would do anything to further their cause, from ordering thousands of men to their deaths on Cemetery Ridge, to burning down cities, to suspending the writ of Habeas Corpus, and seceding from the Union. They were destined to brandish their terrible swift swords in achieving total indisputable victory. But, we know only one side could win.

During the World War II/Great Depression crisis FDR is known as the Gray Champion who took drastic measures on the economic front with his New Deal and sent 16 million young men into battle on a scale never seen in history. Douglass MacArthur commanded many of those men in battles to the death across the Pacific. What is less discussed is the fact Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin were also members of the Missionary prophet generation and were the Gray Champions of their nations.

Churchill defied all odds in holding out during the darkest hours and showed no mercy in bombing Germany into submission when he gained the upper hand. Stalin, a man who had slaughtered millions during his purges, was willing to sacrifice millions more to halt Hitler from conquering his country. The alliance of these three Gray Champions virtually assured victory for the Allies in World War II. An epic crisis required unyielding men to face the challenges without blinking resulting in the deaths of 65 million people.

Gray Champions are not necessarily good, admirable, or moral. Most have narcissistic tendenci...

The Right To #Resist LewRockwell

Since Donald Trumps election, it has become fashionable for his opponents to use a #Resist hashtag on their social media postings. Public demonstrations have become more fashionable than at any time since the Vietnam War. Federal agencies are actively working to thwart the Trump administration; the Obama holdover chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau even refused to vacate her office for a Trump appointee. Government employees are avidly leaking documents to the Washington Post and other papers in a way probably never seen before in American history.

Despite such efforts, Trump remains president. Barring death, resignation, impeachment, or Twenty-Fifth Amendment removal, he will continue in the White House until 2020. The controversies around his power should spur Americans to ask fundamental questions about what they owe to Washington.

For generations, politicians have talked as if citizens are obliged both to revere and obey their government. But there are few things more dangerous than swallowing the notion that government is entitled to boundless obedience. Throughout history, governments have occasionally overstepped the bounds of their legitimate power. What should be done when government betrays its promises?

John Lockes work Two Treatises of Government was written in the 1680s, when Englishmen were chafing under the growing tyranny of the Stuart kings. Locke aimed to awaken people to the danger of servile doctrines that the monarchy was promoting. He wrote,

That subjects, or foreigners attempting by force on the properties of any people, may be resisted with force, is agreed on all hands. But that magistrates doing the same thing, may be resisted, hath of late been denied: as if those who had the greatest privileges and advantages by the law, had thereby a power to break those laws, by which alone they were set in a better place than their brethren.

Locke helped Englishmen recognize the folly of presuming that the rulers power was on a moral high ground compared with anyone else who assaulted them:

Should a Robber break into my House, and with a Dagger at my Throat, make me seal Deeds to convey my Estate to him, would this give him any title? Just such a title by his Sword, has an unjust Conqueror, who forces me into Submission. The injury and the Crime is equal, whether committed by the wearer of a Crown, or some petty villain. The title of the offender, and the number of his Followers make no difference in the Offence, unless it be to aggravate it.

Locke had a profound impact on the Founding Fathers, and his doctrines resonate in the Declaration of Independence and many other documents...

A Conversation on Race LewRockwell

We often hear that we need a conversation on race. Considering that Americans are a brainwashed people living in a false history, such a conversation would resemble the one the Russians were expected to have with the British in regard to the Skripal poisoning: Yes, we are guilty. We will pay reparations. Where would you like us to send Putin for trial? In other words, the only acceptable race conversation in the US is one in which white people accept the accusation that they are racist and offer to make amends.

Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.

In real Marxism, conflict is class conflict. Workers and capitalists have different interests, and history is a struggle between material interests. The capitalist is the villain and the workers are the victims.

In the pseudo Marxism of Identity Politics, the white race is the villain, especially the white heterosexual male, and racial minorities, women, and homosexuals are the victims.

There is, of course, no such thing as a white or black race. There are many different nationalities of whites, and they have done a good job throughout history of killing each other. Similarly, there are many different black tribes and Asian ethnicities who also have fought more among themselves than with others. But all of this goes by the wayside, along with the fact that in the world the racial minorities are actually majorities and the white majority is actually a minority. There are more Chinese or Indians alone than there are white people.

But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

The working class, designated by Hillary Clinton as the Trump deplorables, is now the victimizer, not the victim. Marxism has been stood on its head.

The American ruling class loves Identity Politics, because Identity Politics divides the people into hostile groups and prevents any resistance to the ruling elite. With blacks screaming at whites, women screaming at men, and homosexuals screaming at heterosexuals, there is no one left to scream at the rulers.

The ruling elite favors a conversation on race, because the ruling elite know it can only result in accusations that will further divide society. Consequently, the ruling elite have funded black history, womens studies, and transgender dialogues, in universities as a way to institutionalize the divisiveness that protects them. These studies have replaced real history with fake history.

For example, it was once universally known that black slavery originated in slave wars between black African tribes. Slaves were a status symbol, but they accumulated beyond the capacity of tribes to sustain. The surplus was exported first to Arabs and the...

The Real Neocon Plan for Syria LewRockwell

I told you over the weekend that Trumps presidency was over.  As a practical matter it is.  His yielding to his advisors on every foreign policy issue makes it clear that he cant or wont stand up to the relentless pressure to do what his instincts tell him.

This mornings article at the Deep State Washington Post paints a very clear picture of what the situation is.  The advisors whose loyalties are dubious run the show.  Their thinking has not evolved one whit from previous administrations.

Remember what Russian President Vladimir Putin always says, Presidents change. Policies do not.

Case in point they manipulated Trump into over-reacting to the Skripal poisoning by ousting 60 Russian diplomats, even though Trump clearly wanted to match Germany and France.

The United States, they explained, would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

Well match their numbers, Trump instructed, according to a senior administration official. Were not taking the lead. Were matching.

The next day, when the expulsions were announced publicly, Trump erupted, officials said. To his shock and dismay, France and Germany were each expelling only four Russian officials far fewer than the 60 his administration had decided on.

You can almost see the evil glee on the part of the WaPo writer and Trumps staffers who misled him into signing an order they knew he disagreed with.

And this is why Trump is not president currently.  This is not the first time hes been backed into a bad decision by the nest of vipers in his administration.

And he wont be until he removes the worst people from his cabinet.  Unfortunately, the trend on that front is definitely not our friend.

Tillerson out. Pompeo promoted.  McMaster out (who was awful), John Bolton in (who is worse).

So, now that the WaPo is writing victory lap articles for the the Deep State in neutering Trump, lets talk about where this is he...

Crimes of a Monster LewRockwell

Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools? James Russell Lowell, 19th century American novelist

Let us not mince words.

We are living in an age of war profiteers.

We are living in an age of scoundrels, liars, brutes and thugs. Many of them work for the U.S. government.

We are living in an age of monsters.

Ask Donald Trump. He knows all about monsters.

Any government that leaves mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air is evil and despicable, said President Trump, justifying his blatantly unconstitutional decision (in the absence of congressional approval or a declaration of war) to launch airstrikes against Syria based on dubious allegations that it had carried out chemical weapons attacks on its own people. They are crimes of a monster.

If the Syrian government is a monster for killing innocent civilians, including women and children, the U.S. government must be a monster, too.

In Afghanistan, ten civilians were killedincluding three children, one an infant in his mothers armswhen U.S. warplanes targeted a truck in broad daylight on an open road with women and children riding in the exposed truck bed. They had been fleeing airstrikes on their village.

In Syria, at least 80 civilians, including 30 children, were killed when U.S.-led air strikes bombed a school and a packed marketplace.

In Yemen, a U.S. drone bombed a caravan of vehicles on their way to or from a wedding, leaving scorched vehicles and body parts scattered on the road. As investigative journalist Tom Engelhart documents, that 2013 bombing was actually the eighth wedding party (almost 300 civilians dead) wiped out by the U.S. military, totally or in part, since the Afghan War began in 2001. Keep in mind that, in these years, weddings havent been the only rites hit, notes Engelhart. US air power has struck gatherings ranging from f...

Active Shooter? LewRockwell

USA  In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, theres been a fierce debate on how to best protect our schools. This conversation often arises after school shootings, and undoubtedly, gun control comes up as one of the solutions for protecting our schools. Other measures are of course brought up; The ideas of hardening our school with things like metal detectors, more secure entrances, etc. but more often than not the proposal for gun control often takes center stage.

Unfortunately, when these gun control measures are brought up, they are often marketed as common sense or reasonable.

I wouldnt blame those who dont know much about firearms for thinking that these gun control measures they hear about seem reasonable; theyre meant to sound reasonable. But despite the amount of coverage the topic of gun control gets from the media, rarely do they ever go into detail on what the specific gun control legislation or bills actually say.

In my home state of Minnesota, where we have seen gun control bills proposed and pushed into committee hearings in the aftermath of Parkland, the media often gives there one minute sound bite on the legislation being proposed with little detail on what the bill actually says and does. I get it; their viewership probably doesnt want to see a half hour piece on proposed gun legislation going line by line through bills.

But again, the issue this creates is that for most who dont know much about firearms or gun laws, these proposed changes seem reasonable. Its only once you dive into these proposed bills themselves (many of which are very similar from state to state) where you find the issues. And these issues could be a blatant violation of Second Amendment rights, complete disregard for due process, or a back channel for gun registration.

Besides all these issues, too often it seems like theres another important element being completely overlooked in the conversation on gun control and school safety: Efficacy.

Does the proposed solution have some evidence supporting its effectiveness? If we look at many of these shootings, we usually find that the gun control proposed in the aftermath would have done very little to stop the shooting or minimize the casualties.

However, as I mentioned, in the wake of the Parkland shooting, other strategies have been proposed as well. While there are plenty who have criticized the idea, the Parkland shooting seems to have brought up the conversation of allowing those in schools to be armed more than any other previous school shooting.

Im not going to try to dive into all the different ways that this could happen. There have been many ideas proposed, some good, and some bad. Rather I would like to look at the efficacy of armed presence in general.

Armed Resistance, Any

Long have we known that the most effective way of stopping an...

What Do Google and Facebook Have on You? LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Google and Facebook are two of the largest and clearest monopolies in the world, and between them, the harvesting of your personal information goes far beyond what most people realize was even possible.

I have recently removed Google Search from this website and replaced with a search engine without the privacy concerns, but has similar capabilities.   The search bar at the top of the website is the most used and essential feature for you to research the many thousands of pages Ive published over the last 20 years.

Google catches every single thing you do online if youre using a Google-based feature, and Facebook has a record of everything youve ever said or liked. All of this data is being used to build very powerful personality profiles that are sold for profit and used in a variety of different ways. As previously reported by Gawker:1

Every word of every email sent through Gmail and every click made on a Chrome browser is watched by the company. We dont need you to type at all, [Google co-founder Eric] Schmidt once said. We know where you are. We know where youve been. We can more or less know what youre thinking about.

Facebook Sells Your User Data, and It Can Be Used Against You

Googles data harvesting is particularly concerning in light of its military connections,16 and the fact the company has repeatedly been caught infringing on privacy rights and misrepresenting the type and amount of data it collects and shares on its users. Make no mistake about it: Capturing user data is Googles primary business.17 The fact that it provides practical services while doing so only serves as a convenient distraction from the fact that privacy violations are taking place.

Earlier this month, more than 3,100 Google employees signed a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai, urging him not to go ahead with plans to provide AI technology to the Pentagons drone program, known as Project Maven. As reported by Fox News,18 Googles AI contribution could improve the systems ability [to] analyze video and potentially be used to identify targets and civilians. The letter also urges Pichai to establish a corporate policy that disallows it from participating in warfare technology.

Email correspondence obtained via freedom of information act request...

Could Hitler Have Escaped to S. America? LewRockwell

A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after nearly 73 years.

The U-3523 was one of Hitlers Type XXI submarines a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop the allied victory.

It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America.

The U-3523 was thought to have been sunk by a British B24 Liberator attack on May 6, 1945, but the inability to locate the wreck fuelled rumours that it had escaped.

The U-3523 was located by Denmark's Sea War Museum, whose director said it was on its way to Norway

The U-3523 was located by Denmarks Sea War Museum, whose director said it was on its way to Norway

Now the wreck has been located ten nautical miles north of Skagen Denmarks northernmost town and nine miles west of the position reported by the British bomber.

Denmarks Sea War Museum, which found the submarine, said there was no evidence that it was escaping with Nazi leaders or loot.

After the war, there were many rumors about top Nazis who fled in U-boats and brought Nazi gold to safety, and the U-3523 fed the rumors.

The Type XXI was the first genuine submarine that could sail submerged for a prolonged time, and the U-3523 had a range that would have allowed it to sail non-stop all the way to South America.

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Are Orange County Democrats Selling Congressional Nominations? DownWithTyranny!

This is what a DCCC recruit who wants to buy a congressional seat looks like

Well... we'll see. That's certainly the DCCC's most fervent desire. They scumbags at 430 S. Capitol St SE in Washington prefer that and recruit candidates and on self-funding capacity. So let's look at who's self-funding in the 4 Orange county districts that Hillary won but that have Republican incumbents.

First is CA-39, where really stupid DCCC staffers stumbled and actually recruited two very wealthy candidates, Gil Cisneros and Mai-KhanhTran, neither of whom live sin the district. So here's the self-funding activities as of March 31, the last FEC reporting deadline:
Andy Thorburn- $2,335,900 (91.20%)
Gil Cisneros- $2,504,467 (81.96%)
Mai-KhanhTran- $480,000 (40.56%)
Phil Janowicz- $194,900 (56.68%)
Next up is CA-45, the district that needs to rid itself of Mimi Walters
Ron Varasteh- $250,000 (99.04%)
Brian Forde has a lot of money-- and do do his friends and over 93% of his contributions come from large individual contributions, most from wealthy friends and colleagues. Next is CA-48, the Rohrabacher seat on the coast, home of Cisneros, Tran and several other carpetbaggers.
...

12:12

George W. Bush Reveals What His Mother Said The Day Before She Died Weasel Zippers

Former President George W. Bush on the death of his mother, Barbara Bush: "I hope you dont feel sorry for any of us, particularly me I am at peace with what took place, and the reason why is my mother was at peace for what took place." pic.twitter.com/aiI8SgkYE7 NBC News (@NBCNews) April 18, []

11:50

House Hacking Suspects Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims Weasel Zippers

FAISALABAD, Pakistan The father of Imran Awan an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made unauthorized access to House servers transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the fathers ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller []

11:33

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Lets See Disneys CEO Live In A Motel Shadowproof

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Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, made $37 million last year. A $52 billion deal with Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox granted Iger $100 million worth of stock. It raised his annual compensation, including bonuses and stock grants, to $48 million.

Meanwhile, Disney World and Disneyland workers are living in and out of motels or homeless shelters. They are getting by paycheck to paycheck and demand a living wage of $15, which Iger and his company refuse to pay.

Thirty-six thousand unionized Disney workers claim the company is denying them $1,000 bonuses, which were to be offered as a result of tax cuts. However, the company is holding the bonuses hostage until contract negotiations are resolved.

Journalist Michael Sainato recently spoke with several Disney workers and published his report at Shadowproof. He also covered the unionizing efforts of workers at one Burgerville location in Portland, which we published.

We asked Sainato to share more of his thoughts on these workers struggles happening in the United States.

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Disney workers describing life in motels because they are paid poverty wages was one of the more stunning parts of your report. How common is this in the United States?

Budget motels are a last refuge for people with nowhere else to go. There isnt a lot of data on the number of people living out of motels, but there have been a lot of reports on how these motels are becoming more popular in areas with a lack of affordable housing and impacting low-income workers in a wide variety of professions.

One aspect your reports on Burgerville workers and Disney workes have in common is the fact that workers are so vulnerable to workplace retaliation, especially if they organize or speak out. What has to happen to protect them?

Workers need to unionize to protect workers from employer abuse, which is what Burgerville workers are trying to do. With large corporations like Disne...

11:04

President Trump Will Hold MAGA Rally in Washington Michigan Night of WH Correspondents Dinner The Last Refuge

The Trump campaign has announced a MAGA rally for Saturday April 28th in Washington, MI, the same night and time as the White House Correspondents Dinner 07:00 pm (EST). The rally venue is Total Sports Park, and doors open at Continue reading

11:00

Fresno State: Yes, Professor Who Celebrated Barbara Bushs Death Can Be Fired Weasel Zippers

What they could fire her for is conduct unbecoming. She challenged people to call her and posted the schools mental health number, which is now being overloaded and interfering with people in need. Via Fox News: California State Universitys Fresno campus is investigating after one of their English professors tweeted she was happy former first []

10:38

Womens March Leader Proves Once Again That Intersectionality Doesnt Care About Jews Weasel Zippers

First, Farrakhan. Then backing sex trafficking. Now this. Via Daily Wire: In yet another piece of evidence for the idea that the brand of intersectionality pushed by the Womens March excludes Jews, co-president Tamika Mallory called for a national boycott against Starbucks thanks to the companys relationship with . . . the Anti-Defamation League. The []

10:18

Broward Sheriff Ordered By Judge To Release Additional Parkland Response Video Weasel Zippers

Via Fox News: A Florida judge on Wednesday reportedly ordered the Broward County Sheriffs Office to release video clips from a number of security cameras outside the Parkland high school where Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Feb. 14. The decision comes after the department, as well as the Broward County school district, were sued by []

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Marble And Mud DownWithTyranny!

We got some chemical plants but didn't scratch Assad's marble floor

-by Dorothy Reik

Wars do not hurt the leaders of the battling countries but they do devastate the citizens. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, shop owners, taxi drivers, and especially children, lose everything. Men and women who had homes, cars, lives worth living, are turned into beggars pleading for refuge from strangers in strange lands or are warehoused in refugee camps awaiting their fates in muddy fields at the mercy of the elements in skimpy tents. We bombed Syria to punish Assad for using chemical weapons to kill his citizens instead of using bombs and you can see below how he suffered. His suit is freshly pressed, his tie is nattily tied, his shirt is whiter than white and no hair is out of place as he strides purposefully across his marble floor headed, no doubt, to a meeting to decide which of his citizens to kill next-- and how.

Ordinary Syrians forced from their homes...

09:51

Cops Looking For Man Who Slammed a Puppy On a Floor, Killing It Weasel Zippers

*Warning, graphic* Via Breaking 911: SAN FRANCISCO On April 14th, 2018 at 11:42 AM, SFPD officers responded to a store on the unit block of Turk Street regarding a fight. Upon arrival, the male suspect and female victim had left the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that a male suspect and female victim were []

09:23

Situation Involving Fresno State Professor Gets Significantly Worse Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Wire: The situation involving a professor at Fresno State University who rejoiced over the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush got a whole lot worse for the university after new tweets were discovered. Professor Randa Jarrar ignited controversy with a series of offensive tweets celebrating the death of Bush and the pain []

09:21

Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street Dandelion Salad

by Paul Street Writer, Dandelion Salad The Official Website of Paul Street April 18, 2018 Youve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging []

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WATCH: Video Shows Moment of House Explosion In Texas That Injured 5 Weasel Zippers

Via Breaking 911: The Hurst Police Department is continuing the investigation into the residential house explosion that occurred at 433 Myrtle Drive at approximately 1:03 pm on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Hurst Police and Fire personnel were initially dispatched to the residence on the homeowners report that a vehicle had just crashed into their house, []

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LET'S TURN THE WHOLE WORLD INTO A FREE-FIRE ZONE No More Mister Nice Blog

The Washington Post reports that buying weapons in Europe is becoming easier:

... an international group of researchers is warning that the firearms trade that enabled militants to obtain ... assault rifles [for the 2015 Paris attacks] is, in fact, still expanding. Militants determined to strike European targets are among the groups and individuals benefiting the most from what the researchers are describing as an arms race.

The study, funded by the European Commission and due to be released Wednesday as part of the Studying the Acquisition of illicit Firearms by Terrorists in Europe (SAFTE) project, warns the increased availability of firearms has contributed to arms races between criminal groups across the European Union.

... Legal firearms sales are much more tightly regulated in Europe than in the United States, so weapons are often smuggled from the western Balkans into the borderless Schengen area that includes countries such as France, Germany and Italy.
And what's America doing as weapons become easier to obtain in Europe? This:
U.S. gunmakers are on the verge of getting something theyve wanted for a very long time: a streamlined process for exporting their handguns and rifles, including AR-15 assault-style weapons that have been the focus of national debate.

Under a long-awaited rule the Trump administration is expected to propose within weeks, a large number of commercially available rifles and handguns would move off a munitions list controlled by the State Department and onto a different one at the business-friendly Commerce Department....

Opponents of relaxing the export rules argue that decision could come back to haunt the United States if the weapons end up in the wrong hands.
Ya think?

More:
The proposal under review by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has yet to be made public, but experts fear it will lead to less oversight of commercial sales of assault weapons like submachine guns and flame throwers to foreign buyers....
Oh, but ... but ... deregulation!
The State Department said it is shifting responsibility to Commerce for approving exports of nonmilitary firearms and ammunition that are already commercially available those under Categories I, II and III on the U.S. Munitions List. The goal is to reduce regulatory burdens on manufacturers and exporters....

In shifting oversight, exporters and manufacturers, including small...

08:21

Weak, Little Man: Watch Focus Group Mercilessly Mock Comey During Interview Weasel Zippers

His interview in which he bashed Trump actually made him look worse, petty and small. Via Townhall: On Tuesday, CNN aired footage of a Trump-supporting focus group watching the now infamous James Comey interview for the first time. The group, made up of members of the South Carolina Republican Party, were unimpressed, even disgusted, by []

08:07

President Trump and Japanese PM Abe Joint Press Conference 6:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference at the end of their two-day bilateral summit in Mar-a-Lago. Anticipated start time 6:15pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link GST Livestream Link Continue reading

08:00

Durham, North Carolina Bars Cops From Training In Israel After Pro-Palestinian Protest Weasel Zippers

Afraid the cops will learn how to deal with Antifa. Via TOI: A North Carolina city council issued a statement against local police participating in international exchange programs that offer military-style training, after pro-Palestinian activists launched a petition against the force sending delegates to Israel, which it accused of using tactics of extrajudicial killing. After []

07:53

Walmart Refuses to Carry Chart-Topping Christian Rock Bands Latest Album The Gateway Pundit

Despite a long history of massive success Walmart has decided to ban Christian rock band Strypers latest album.

Walmart feels their latest title God Damn Evil is too offensive for their stores.

Stryper released the album last month.
Here is their hit Sorry from their latest album God Damn Evil.

Expressing concerns over the album title, leading national retail chain Walmart has refused to carry chart-topping rock band STRYPERs upcoming 10th studio album, God Damn Evil available April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Several Christian retail chains have also objected to the title and declined to carry God Damn Evil in their stores.

Were disappointed, says STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet. Stryper has always been about making people think outside the box. Our new album title God Damn Evil is a statement thats needed in our society. Weve seen evil rise to new levels and this title is simply a prayer request asking God to damn or condemn all the evil around us. Many chains have joined us in making such a statement. Walmart unfortunately has not. The odd thing is of all the chains out there we assumed Walmart would be one to understand exactly what our point and purpose is. Unfortunately not. Although we respect their decision and whats done is done, its frustrating to see something thats meant for good get misinterpreted and misunderstood.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic 80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band (and the only Christian band) to ever have two songs in MTVs Top 10 simultaneously with their hits Free and Honestly. After a sabbatical for much of the 1990s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

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07:45

President Trump and Vice-President Pence Host Working Lunch with PM Shinzo Abe and Japanese Delegation The Last Refuge

After a round of golf together earlier today President Trump joins with Vice President Mike Pence to host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his delegation for a working lunch between close allies.  Japan is well positioned for a golden-trade-ticket. A Continue reading

07:29

GOP Presses For Tougher Work Requirements For Food Stamps, Dems Outraged Weasel Zippers

Via The Hill: House Republicans are pushing for stricter work requirements in the food stamp program, the first concrete legislative step this year targeting the nations public assistance programs. The proposal was introduced over the objection of Democrats as part of the 2018 farm bill, which a House panel marked up Wednesday. The legislation would []

06:58

Fresno State Holds Press Conference to Address Hateful Muslim Professor Who Cheered Death of Barbara Bush (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported, Fresno State Associate Professor, Randa Jarrar cheered the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush on Tuesday from her verified, blue checkmark Twitter account.

Earlier Tuesday, a spokesman for the family confirmed former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92.

The hateful professor at Fresno State cheered Mrs. Bushs death then doubled down and wished for the rest of the Bush family to fall to their demise.

It is these types of vile leftists who are teaching the youth today.

The Gateway Pundit has provided screenshots of Randa Jarrars tweets in case of deletion.

Fresno State released a statement addressing Randa Jarrars tweets late Tuesday evening.

Even worse, Jarrar also posted a phone number to a mental health hotline claiming it was her own so the hotline was inundated with calls, potentially blocking people who really need the service.

06:12

Hollywood Climate Change Crusader Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Private Jet To Music Festival Weasel Zippers

Leo a hypocrite who knew? Via American Mirror The United Nations Ambassador to Peace Leonardo DiCaprio told the world body in 2014 that now must be our moment for action to fight climate change. This week, DiCaprio was pictured on his private gas-guzzling jet enroute to Coachella, the annual California music festival.x Twitter user Chet []

06:02

Congress Sends Criminal Referral To Sessions, Wray and Prosecutor Huber The Last Refuge

Led by Representative Ron DeSantis congress has sent a criminal referral letter (full pdf below) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Federal Prosecutor John Huber. The identified targets of the referral include: former FBI Director James Continue reading

06:00

Does The Mafia Get Its Own Member Of Congress Again? DownWithTyranny!


If the DCCC gets its way and Blue Dog Max Rose captures the Democratic nomination to run against Michael Grimm in November in the Staten Island/south Brooklyn district (NY-11) that is widely considered the most Mafia-friendly congressional district in America, Rose will have an immediate head start-- a website, The Grimm Reality. The site was put up over the weekend by Grimm's opponent, incumbent Congressman Dan Donovan (R). Donovan doesn't pull any punches, making Grimm sound a lot like Seor Trumpanzee:
Michael Grimm is a serial liar and con man who will do or say anything to get what he wants. Hes even gone so far as to lie under oath, which got him convicted of felony perjury charges. But his lies and excuses go way beyond his criminal convictions.

Since voters cant trust a word Michael Grimm says, this website will set the record straight about his disturbing record as one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress and the numerous ethics scandals hes embroiled in. We just cant trust Michael Grimm.
The NY Post had a good ole time with it on Monday: "'Its tax day in America, and while everyone has filed their taxes and paid their hard-earned money to the government, Michael Grimm still thinks hes above the law,' the anti-Grimm website says. 'Even after serving prison time for hiding nearly $1 million in income from the IRS, Michael Grimm still owes approximately $900,000 in back taxes to New York State. 'He owes huge debts to the tax department, his campaign, and the people who paid off his criminal legal bills, but that hasnt stopped him from driving around in a Lexus sports car. For Michael Grimm, the rules apply to everyone except him.'" Most of the website is devoted to 9 urls putting Grimm in a bad light. A DCCC contact laughed and told me they have "10 times more-- and much more damaging"-- oppo on Grimm than Don...

06:00

President Trump and First Lady Melania Host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Lady Akie Abe The Last Refuge

Video from last nights dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Lady Akie Abe, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. It is not unusual for the Abe family and Trump family to drop formality and use informal terms/guestures Continue reading

05:54

Florida city inspector Melissa Power to veteran: You did nothing for this country! Fellowship of the Minds

The Daily Wire reports that on April 16, 2018, a Jacksonville, Florida city inspector issued a warning citation to a sports store for flying on its rooftop the American flag and flags of the five branches of the U.S. military. Continue reading

05:12

Eric Holder Heads To High Profile Event In New Hampshire Hinting At 2020 White House Run Weasel Zippers

Via The Hill: Former Attorney General Eric Holder will make an appearance at the annual New Hampshire Politics & Eggs breakfast hosted by Saint Anselm College and the New England Council, according to a press release. A statement from the groups noted Holder would be the featured speaker at the June event, which is attended []

05:00

Matt Forney Live: Arcade House Party Matt Forney

Tonight, Ill be hosting a live YouTube stream where I play the Early Access Steam game House Party, an adventure/RPG hybrid that styles itself after sex comedy games like the Leisure Suit Larry series. Ill also take your questions and discuss other topics on my mind. The show will begin at 7PM Eastern (6PM Central/4PM Pacific).

Please note that I received a free review copy of the game.

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04:42

Video: Black Man Walks Into Racist Starbucks Demanding Free Coffee As Reparations, White Barista Immediately Complies Weasel Zippers

Sad. Starbucks is racist https://t.co/fPf3ERMlXX Hotep Jesus (@VibeHi) April 15, 2018 Just to be clear, Hotep is trolling them, hes trying to expose how white guilt and black privilege got him free coffee, which, he says, is actually racist. Brilliantly done. HT: Daily Wire

04:37

No Leaks CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met With Kim Jong-Un Over Easter The Last Refuge

During the Easter holiday weekend, CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang North Korea and met with Kim Jong Un, laying the groundwork for an upcoming summit between Kim and President Trump.  There were no leaks about the meeting. Well Continue reading

04:30

California lawmaker proposes firearm tax to pay for school security Fellowship of the Minds

From Sacramento Bee: Following the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla., California legislators responded as they often do after a mass shooting, with proposals to further tighten the states strict gun control laws. But the killings and a national Continue reading

04:30

Student Who Filmed Professor Cussing Out Conservative: Class Frequently Devolves Into Lectures Directed Specifically at Classmate The Gateway Pundit

A New Jersey community college professor is under investigation after being caught on camera berating a conservative student.

Brookdale Community College sociology professor Howard Finkelstein shouted f your life while pounding his hand on a table after student Christopher Lyle stated that both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment.

The unhinged professors outburst took place during a Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication class Wednesday, according to a report from NJ Advance Media.

Lyle, 23, told the outlet that this was one of many disagreements he has had with the professor.

I am being discriminated against at my school because of my beliefs, Lyle said. Its a shame.

Lyle told NJ Advance Media that the professor regularly tells him to shut up, has criticized him for owning a gun and dismissed his opinions as the reason America is not great.

Joey Smith, 26, the student who filmed the outburst, said that Finkelsteins class frequently devolves into lectures directed specifically at Lyle. While he doesnt necessarily share many of the views his classmate holds, he does not appreciate the way that Finkelstein treats him. He said that he filmed the outburst to show friends why he hates that course.

He is basically just lecturing this one student for the whole period, Smith said. We are sitting there and he is speaking directly to Chris, going back and forth about personal thoughts.

Advance Media reports that the day after the incident, Lyle was pulled out of another class by a college official and questioned about the fact that he is a gun owner. Lyle told the outlet that the official wanted to make sure he wasnt going to hurt anyone.

In a statement, the college claimed that they do not discriminate based on personal beliefs.

It is in the best interest of all members of our community for the college to do its due diligence when a student or employee mentions firearms during the process of an investigation, the college said. The matter concerning the students statements about firearms has been inv...

04:20

Comey Caught in HUGE LIE in ABC Interview About Papadopoulos and Fusion GPS The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

Not one hardball was thrown at Comey, naturally since Stephanopoulos is a long time Democrat operative and Clinton sycophant.

Comey just doesnt know when to shut up; we have caught ANOTHER whopper from the former FBI chief from his ABC interview.

On Sunday. Stephanopoulos asked Comey if the Steele dossier triggered the FBIs Russia investigation.

Comey responded with another whopper.

Crooked cop Comey told Stephanopoulos that it was the Papadopoulos information that came in late July that triggered the investigation. He also went on to say the FBI didnt get any information thats part of the Steele dossier until after that.

LIES!

Partial transcript via ABC:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: While this is all going on in July of 2016, the FBI also opens an investigation into the Trump campaign. Why?

JAMES COMEY: Well to be more clear, we opened an investigation into whether there were any Americans associated in any way with the Trump campaign who were working with Russia as part of Russias effort to influence our election. And so in late July, the FBI got information that there was somebody who had had was a foreign policy advisor named Papadopoulos to the Trump campaign.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: George Papadopoulos.

JAMES COMEY: Right, who had been talking to someone in London about getting dirt that the Russians had on Hillary Clinton as part of their effort to influence our campaign the our election. And the reason that was important was that was long before the there was any public indication that the Russians had material they were going to dump, which they started dumping in mid-June.

And so we opened, our counterintelligence division, in late July, an investigation to try and figure out we know the Russians are trying to mess with our election. Are any Americans working with them, trying to help them?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You also had had your eye on Carter Page, who had also been working with the Trump campaign.

JAMES COMEY: Correct.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOUL...

04:16

THE RUBES WON'T REALIZE THEY'RE GULLED ANYTIME SOON No More Mister Nice Blog

Yastreblyansky agrees with The New Yorker's Adam Davidson that we're in the end stages of the Trump presidency. He doesn't think impeachment is coming any time soon, even after what he expects to be an "extremely damning" report from Robert Mueller on obstruction of justice. But he does expect there to be a steady decline in Tump voters' enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, the figure of Trump himself gets less and less impressive, as we've seen this week from the ridiculousness-cum-criminality of Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke and above all Cohen the feared gangster, with his implosion and defeat by Kimba Wood and WTF Hannity?!??!; after who knows what foreign policy failures, and no Wall, no Muslim Ban, no transgender ban, troops in Syria, the tax law incomprehensible but people notice they're not rich, and the coal industry dying, and NAFTA renegotiated in a way that nobody can differentiate from the way it used to be and talk about the TPP as well and we're talking 2006, the year after Katrina and the evident failure of the Iraq campaign to accomplish anything, and the clarity with which the entirely population was beginning to see the hollowness of W Bush. Trump's base still won't desert him, exactly, no doubt, but there will be discouragement in the ranks, diminished expectations, weeping Alex Joneses, fewer interviews with The New York Times, and their turnout will be very bad.
I don't see it -- not before the midterms, and probably not for a couple of years after that.

I've believed for a while that the deplorables will lose faith in Trump eventually, but it will take about as long as it took George W. Bush's voters to lose faith in him -- about six years. Yes, I know -- that means only after Trump is (God help us) reelected (something I still think is possible no matter what Mueller turns up). I certainly don't think disillusionment among Trump voters will settle in before this November.

The economy isn't weak. White kids from red America (mostly) aren't dying (or being humiliated) in a futile war. The coal industry isn't dying any faster than it was pre-Trump. There's been no effort (yet) to privatize Social Security and Medicare. The front-loaded tax cuts for the hoi polloi won't turn into tax increases for years.

Also, Trump hasn't run for reelection yet. Part of what makes right-wing voters rally around their heroes is the joy of elections -- they may think that what they want is a set of policies, but what they want even more is just to watch their heroes kick our asses at the ballot box, something they're certain Trump will do again. After the fall and capture of Saddam Hussein, there wasn't much that Bush could do for Republican voters except humiliate a Democrat in an election;...

04:15

Alabama Governor: State Shouldnt Erase Or Tear Down Confederate Monuments Because Of Out-Of-State Liberals Weasel Zippers

Heritage over social justice. Via AL Com: Alabama doesnt need folks in Washington or out-of-state liberals instructing the state on what it should do with Confederate monuments, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday. Ivey, during a campaign appearance in Foley, defended a new campaign ad released earlier in the day that touted the Alabama Memorial Preservation []

04:05

Comey Discusses Why He is No Longer a Republican The Gateway Pundit

During a Wednesday morning stop on former-FBI Director James Comeys media tour, he explained why he is no longer a Republican.

Defenders of Comey frequently point to the fact that he was a Republican to defend him from claims of bias.

When asked on the ABC News Start Here podcast if he still considers himself a Republican, Comey responded by saying no, the Republican party has left me, and many others.

Comey also stated that these people dont represent anything I believe in.

The author went on to discuss a website that was created by the Republican National Committee  LyinComey.com, which clearly hurt his feelings. The website points out claims made by Comey and his defenders before thoroughly debunking them.

Even Democrats and members of the liberal media have slammed Comey as a partisan, political leaker, LyinComey.com explains.

Though Comey presents himself more as a political pundit than an impartial actor, he appears to be very upset about people pointing that out.

I just think theyve lost their way and I cant be associated with it, Comey said on the podcast.

The disgraced former-FBI leader claimed that changes within the party happened probably over the Trump presidency.

I see the Republican Party, as near as I can tell, reflects now entirely Donald Trumps values, it doesnt reflect values at all. Its transactional, its ego-driven, its in service to his ego, Comey continued while self-promoting. And its, I think, consoling itself that were going to achieve important policy goals a tax cut or something.

Comey stated that he hasnt lost respect for all Republicans however, he still likes Mitt Romney.

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03:45

The B-52 Bomber Is Leaving The Middle East After A Record-Breaking Run Against ISI8 Weasel Zippers

Old and reliable. Via BI: The US Air Force announced that the last squadrons of the legendary B-52 Stratofortress have concluded their operations against ISIS in the Middle East and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and have returned home to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Following two years of B-52 squadrons employing nearly 12,000 weapons []

03:25

YOU SHOULD GO TO HELL! Milwaukee Leftists Scream At Each Other After Schools Run Out of Money (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

This is what happens when leftists run out of your money to spend on their pay raises.

They SCREAM at each other and tell their fellow leftists to Go to Hell!

Dan ODonnell from NewsTalk1130 reported:

Milwaukee School Board member Michael Bonds lashed out at MTEA vice president Amy Mizialko as Mizialko talked about a school bus proposal during Tuesday nights Board meeting.

Bonds, the former Board President, told Mizialko to go to Hell as Mizialko railed against Bonds over a plan to reduce bus service to certain students.

The crowd erupted, calling for Bonds to be voted out of office in November.

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03:19

Breaking: Lawmakers Make Criminal Referral On Clinton, Comey, Lynch, McCabe to DOJ Weasel Zippers

Fox & Friends EXCLUSIVE: @RepDeSantis sends a criminal referral to AG Sessions and the DOJ demanding that several Obama-era officials be held accountable for potential crimes pic.twitter.com/qecYgllndZ FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 18, 2018 Finally! Via https://saraacarter.com/breaking-lawmakers-make-criminal-referral-on-clinton-comey-lynch-to-doj-on-steele-dossier/ Congressional lawmakers made a criminal referral Wednesday to the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions against []

03:04

Hah! Sean Hannity on Twitter: People in Destroy Trump Media Just Make Sh*t Up Thx for BS Free Press The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday the far left Washington Post published a piece on how White House aides consider FOX News host Sean Hannity the unofficial Chief of Staff.

Mediaite reposted the nonsense:

On Tuesday night Sean Hannity took to Twitter to respond to the latest fake news.

Sean Hannity: I have to laugh. People in destroy Trump media just make shit up. Thx for all the BS free press.

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02:55

Southwest Pilot Was As Cool As A Cucumber During Engine Failure Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: The Southwest pilot who had to land her plane after an engine failure was shockingly cool, calm, and collected as she placed various calls to air traffic control. One of the planes engines exploded and detached in midair, with some of the engine parts smashing open a window. A passenger was partially []

02:33

Evan McMullin Potentially In Violation Of Campaign Finance Laws, Records Show Weasel Zippers

Maybe he should spend less time talking about Trump and claiming hes breaking the law, and a little to his own problem. Via Daily Caller: Former presidential candidate Evan McMullins failed campaign ended its quixotic journey six-figures in debt as of summer 2017, and records show it has missed every deadline to file the required []

02:30

Dandelions and Plunder Monkeys by System Humanity Dandelion Salad

by System Humanity Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad crossposted at System Humanity, April 16, 2018 April 18, 2018 What a good read I said to myself when I had finished The Dandelion Insurrection by Rivera Sun. And unusual. A delicious story with nourishing political content spiced with distinctive characters and served on beautiful prose. Love, adventure, []

02:23

Democrat Claimed Independent Status in Election Filings, but Records Show He Was a Republican The Intercept

Pulled from the Wayback Machine, the Secretary of State's FAQ for the 2008 primary.

02:15

Liberal NY Times and CNN Attorney Persuaded Liberal Judge to Publicly Name Sean Hannity at Cohen Hearing The Gateway Pundit

On Monday liberal Judge Kimba Wood, the federal judge overseeing the Cohen-Trump case, released the name of Trump attorney Michael Cohens alleged third client Sean Hannity.

This same federal judge who just rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order and who outed Sean Hannity publicly at the hearing officiated George Soros wedding in 2013.

Sean Hannity immediately responded to the reports that Michael Cohen was his attorney.

Hannity explained on his show that the discussions were mostly focused on legal questions regarding real estate.

Now this
An attorney for far left New York Times and CNN convinced Judge Kimba Wood to publicly name Sean Hannity at the hearing.

Twitchy reported:
According to reports from inside the courtroom, Judge Kimba Wood was ready to allow Michael Cohen to submit the name of his 3rd client who we now know is Sean Hannity under seal, but an attorney for CNN and the New York Times convinced her otherwise.

From Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic:

The attorneys name is Robert Balin.

...

02:13

Eric Holder: Yes, I Am Considering Running For President Weasel Zippers

Is Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder running for president? "Yeah, I'm thinking about it," he tells @chrislhayes Watch. pic.twitter.com/HDGUJlxlS1 MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 18, 2018 The Democratic field in 2020 is going to be crazy unless the DNC pulls their tricks again and comes out to favor likely Biden. But Holder, an attorney general []

02:10

The Anti-Empire Report #157 The Anti-Empire Report

Unpersons

One reason its so easy to get an American administration, the mainstream media, and the American people to jump on an anti-Russian bandwagon is of course the legacy of the Soviet Union. To all the real crimes and shortcomings of that period the US regularly added many fictitious claims to agitate the American public against Moscow. That has not come to a halt. During a debate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, candidate Ben Carson (now the head of the US Housing and Urban Development agency) allowed the following to pass his lips: Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality. This is a variation on many Stalinist quotes over the years designed to deprecate both the Soviet leader and any American who can be made to sound like him. The quote was quite false, but the debate moderators and the other candidates didnt raise any question about its accuracy. Of course not.

Another feature of Stalinism that was routinely hammered into our heads was that of the non-person or unperson the former well-known official or writer, for example, who fell out of favor with the Stalinist regime for something he said or did, and was thereafter doomed to a life of obscurity, if not worse. In his classic 1984 George Orwell speaks of a character who was already an unperson. He did not exist: he had never existed. I was reminded of this by the recent sudden firing of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Matthew Lee, the courageous Associated Press reporter who has been challenging State Department propaganda for years, had this to say in an April 1 article:

Rex Tillerson has all but vanished from the State Departments website as his unceremonious firing by tweet took effect over the weekend.

The Secretary of State Tillerson link at the top of the departments homepage disappeared overnight Saturday and was replaced with a generic Secretary of State tab. When clicked, it leads to a page that informs visitors in a brief statement that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan became acting Secretary of State on April 1, 2018. It shows a photo of Sullivan signing his appointment papers as deputy in June 2017 but offers no explanation for the change in leadership.

In addition to that change, links that had connected to Tillersons speeches, travels and other events now display those of Sullivan. The link to Tillersons biography as the 69th secretary of state briefly returned a Were sorry, that page cant be found message. After being notified of the message, the State Department restored the link and an archive page for Tillersons tenure was enabled.

The most repea...

02:07

NYPD Refuses To Do Their Job So ICE Steps In: Arrests Over 200 Illegals Convicted Of Crimes Including Child Rape and Murder The Gateway Pundit

Immigration and Customs Agents were forced to take matters into their own hands after the NYPD refused to follow orders. In a six-day blitz titled Operation Keep Safe, ICE agents made 225 arrests, 180 of whom were convicted of numerous crimes.

According to an ICE press release, more than 80 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally.

New York Citys sanctuary status under Mayor Bill DeBlasio has prevented the NYPD from doing more than catching and releasing illegals, even those convicted of multiple crimes. Looking at the following list, you might remember the flak that then-canidate Trump took for pointing out the disproportionate number of crimes committed by illegals. One look at those rounded up below and there is a sigh of relief that these 225 people will no longer be in our country. unfortunately there are millions more that still need rounded up

Among those rounded up by ICE agents:

  • In East Elmhurst, a 56 year-old Haitian national, who has convictions of Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, and sentenced to 4-12 years in prison;
  • In Brentwood, a 35 year-old, Guatemalan national, previously removed from the U.S. on five separate occasions, who has convictions of DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle, and Illegal Reentry after Removal;
  • In Brooklyn, a 39 year-old Jamaican national, and registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm 3rd degree (2 counts), and Attempted Rape 1st degree. The victim, a child under the age of 13;
  • In Manhattan, a 38 year-old Romanian national, and lifetime registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Possessing Sexual Performance by a Child, and sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision;
  • In Manhattan, a 36 year-old Dominican national, wanted in his home country for charges of Homicide, Administrative Corruption, and Accepting Bribes;
  • In Brooklyn, a 39 year-old Ghanaian national, and registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Sexual Abuse 3rd degree and Attempted Forcible Touching in 2012 , and again of Sexual Abuse 3...

02:00

The Government Has A Job To Do-- Creating Full Employment... And It's Been Failing At It DownWithTyranny!


There have been rumors circulating for months that one of the planks of Bernie's 2020 platform will be Job Guarantee. This week the Levy Institute at Bard College published a paper that could well be the intellectual underpining of that plank, Public Service Employment-- A Path To Full Employment by distinguished economists L. Randall Wray, Stephanie A. Kelton, Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Scott Fullwiler, and Flavia Dantas. It's well worth reading the entire report (at the link above). This is the executive summary:
Despite headline-grabbing reports of a healthy US labor market, millions of Americans remain unemployed and underemployed. It is a problem that plagues our economy in good times and in bad-- there are never enough jobs available for all who want to work. The problem is most acute for women, youths, blacks, and Latinos, although research also finds a persistent lack of employment for large numbers of working-age men. This report asks a set of big questions: What if we sought to eliminate involuntary unemployment across all demographic groups and geographic regions, by directly creating jobs in the communities where they are needed through a federally funded Public Service Employment program? How could such a radical transformation of the labor market be implemented? What would it cost, and what would it mean for the US economy?

A number of important implications emerge from this analysis. Joblessness, defined as the inability to secure a job at a living wage ($15 per hour), can be eliminated in every corner of America for every eligible person who desires to work. With a standing job offer-- a public option-- available at all times, the US labor market would transition to a permanent state of true full employment. Millions of American families would be lifted out of poverty, and the economy would grow as the benefits of the program spill over into the private sector. Perhaps most astonishingly, this can all b...

01:52

Fresno State Professor Who Danced On Barbara Bushs Grave Now On Leave Weasel Zippers

And she set her account to private. She put up a gif of dancing on a grave and called Barbara Bush a racist. Shes a Muslim who is disturbed about Bush moves in the Middle East.

01:48

In 30 Years, Only 17 Women Won Sexual Harassment Claims Before Wall Streets Oversight Body The Intercept

The headquarters building of Prudential Financial Inc. stands in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Thursday, July 29, 2010.

01:47

Los Alamitos, California Mayor Says Several More Cities Ready to Vote Against Gov. Browns Sanctuary State Policy (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Los Alamitos, California mayor Troy Edgar joined Stuart Varney on Wednesday to discuss Governor Jerry Browns sanctuary state policies.

Los Alamitos was the latest California city to buck the sanctuary state policies of Governor Moonbeam. Los Alamitos voted 4-1 to exempt itself from SB-54, which limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities like ICE.

Twelve cities and two counties currently oppose the liberal governors sanctuary policies.

Troy Edgar Los Alamitos, California mayor says several more cities are going to come forward and oppose Governor Browns sanctuary policies.

Mayor Edgar: Ive sent letters to over 500 mayors and city counsel members up and down the state. Ive been spending hours every day talking to counsel members and mayors, activists in their communities, how they go about it. And I think youd be really surprised at all of the cities that are ready to come forward. Theyre just really trying to maneuver through this process. Its a tough one.

Via Varney and Co.:

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01:21

David Hogg Calls for Boycott of 15 Financial Firms Over Investment in Gun Manufacturers Weasel Zippers

Davy doesnt know what indexing is and they also have 10% in Twitter, so why is David still on it? The response has been to basically mock him. No, people are not going to be boycotting them. Via Free Beacon: Gun control activist David Hogg on Tuesday called for the boycott of at least 15 []

01:00

Trump Confirms CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met In Top Secret Meeting With Kim Jong Un Weasel Zippers

Laying the groundwork for the Trump meeting and for peace talks after more than 65 years. Via Daily Caller: CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang over Easter weekend for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The Washington Post reported, citing two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The top-secret []

00:47

Facebook Bans Black Conservative Comedian After He Posts Hatemail from Liberals The Gateway Pundit

Terrence K. Williams is a black conservative and internet comedian.

His hilarious videos have been aired on Hannity and FOX News.

Like any conservative who is effective these days Terrence Williams is hated and abused by the American left.

Recently Terrence posted some of his recent hate mail on Facebook.

Because of this Facebook banned him for 30 days.
Apparently, youre not allowed to complain about the abuse you get from the intolerant left on Facebook.

Actress Mindy Robinson reported:

Its been no secret for awhile that Facebook unfairly targets anyone right of center.but with the recent unfair banning of Diamond and Silk and The Conservative Latina, it would seem that the Zuck has a penchant for silencing minority conservatives in particular. After all, it goes against the false narrative that conservatives are all racist, cousin loving, bumpkin white supremacists, amirite?

Well, it turns out Terrence got banned for posting the exact same thing I did when he posted this

Then they blocked him

The post Facebook Bans Black Conservative Comedian After He Posts Hatemail from Liberals appeared first on Th...

00:46

CNNs Jake Tapper Makes False Claim About Scooter Libby Weasel Zippers

The narrative had already been set in motion. Via Breitbart: In yet another personal attack against President Trump, CNNs Jake Tapper spread the false claim that Lewis Scooter Libby leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame. While Tappers fan-base on the far left are celebrating Tappers spreading of this fake news, those who still []

00:30

Pennsylvania House votes to ban abortions for Down Syndrome Fellowship of the Minds

From ABC News: A proposal to prohibit abortions in Pennsylvania when the sole reason is that the fetus has or may have Down syndrome passed the state House on Monday by a comfortable margin. The Republican-majority chamber voted 139-56 to Continue reading

00:30

Wayne Madsen: Israel uses Sen. Lindsey Grahams homosexuality to blackmail him Fellowship of the Minds

RINO Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and his bud John McCain, are known neo-cons, aka warmongers for Israel. Two days ago, on April 16, 2018, Graham criticized the Trump Administrations April 14 firing of 105 missiles at Syrian government targets over Continue reading

00:00

Fresno State Professor Gloats Over Death Of Amazing Racist Barbara Bush, Im Happy The Witch Is Dead Weasel Zippers

Keeping it classy. Via Daily Wire: On Tuesday, a professor at Fresno State made highly outrageous comments celebrating the death of former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush as she also took delight in the pain that George H.W. Bush is experiencing as a result of his wifes death. According to her bio []

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23:58

Rep. Ron DeSantis Asks DOJ to Open Criminal Investigation on James Comey, Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) went on FOX and Friends to discuss corruption at the Obama DOJ and Clinton campaign.

DeSantis is asking the Department of Justice to investigate several Obama officials: Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and Loretta Lynch for possible crimes.

Rep. Ron DeSantis believes Comeys lack of candor with Congress regarding the Clinton email investigation needs to be investigated. Comey made his determination on Hillary Clintons fate months before investigating her. And Comey told ABC News last weekend that he used the polls to determine his decision.

Desantis also wants the DOJ to investigate Hillary Clinton for disguising payments to Fusion GPS on mandatory disclosures during the general election. The Clinton camp disguised the fact that they were funding the anti-Trump Russia dossier by sending payments to the Perkins Coie law firm who then paid Fusion GPS for the junk document. DeSantis added, If youre going after (Michael) Cohen then why isnt anybody also looking at how the Clintons handled this.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post Rep. Ron DeSantis Asks DOJ to Open Criminal Investigation on James Comey, Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:40

Rahm Emanuel Wants To Withhold City Contracts To Punish Banks That Wont Restrict Gun Businesses Weasel Zippers

In Chicago the gun trade is cash and carry. Via Breitbart: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wants to use city contracts to punish banks that will not restrict and/or regulate clients involved in the firearms industry. Emanuels ordinance is co-sponsored by Alderman Edward Burke (14th). The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Emanuel introduced the ordinance by []

23:18

California Progressives Launch Attack To Ban Books Weasel Zippers

Fahrenheit 451. Via NRO: On Sunday evening, New York magazines Jonathan Chait published a piece asking why more disgruntled Republicans dont punish their party by switching sides. Chait notes that the strongest defense against the election of an extreme or unfit leader is for his more mainstream partners to defect en masse. Yet with few []

23:06

Watch FOX News Reporter Griff Jenkins Destroy Open-Borders Hack Gov. Jerry Brown (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Wow! This was brutal!
FOX News reporter Griff Jenkins traveled to California to confront Governor Jerry Brown on his sanctuary policies that put the rights of illegal aliens above the rights of California citizens.

Griff DESTROYED Governor Moonbeam.

First Griff confronted the far left governor during his press conference where the governor was left speechless and stunned Then Griff followed that up by confronting Governor Brown after the presser.

This was an absolute blowout.
Moonbeam was left dumbfounded and embarrassed.

Via FOX and Friends:

The post Watch FOX News Reporter Griff Jenkins Destroy Open-Borders Hack Gov. Jerry Brown (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:00

Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: Taste Matt Forney

This is a guest post by Nameless Writer, the fifteenth in a series.

No one believes me, but your ass tastes good. It was always a pleasure to eat it, without exception. People who try and tell you otherwise are no better than people who tell you youre fat.

I would eat your ass right now. Id eat it right after you took a shit. Id eat it and go to work without brushing my teeth. Id eat it and give you a kiss. Id eat it and spit in your mouth and have you spit back at me. You know all of this is true.

People ask me pretty regularly what ass tastes like. If its a man, I tell them to eat a bunch of peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon, then jerk off, then smell their fingers. That smell is close to the taste. Sweet like sugar, a bit nutty, quite a bit like sweaty flesh, and very carnal. Your ass tastes carnal. Like sexuality itself, like seduction or an affair.

If a woman asks me the same question, my mind always flickers back to the same recollection. We were making out on the bed and I was slapping your tits. You were moaning and started to touch yourself when I began sucking on your tits. Your spare hand was buried deep in my hair, pushing my head down like you wanted me to swallow your tits whole. I scooched down and yanked off your panties. They were good ones: light grey with little pink flowers all over them and cute pink trimming around the top. I looked over the insides like always and saw that you really had been enjoying yourself and my dick got even harder. The crotch was wet with streaks of cum and they smelled like youd just given birth to them. I gave them a big lick before I wadded them up and slipped them inside your pussy.

You wanna taste?

Yes.

You wanna taste all the nice pussy juice your panties are soaking up right now?

Yes!

Yes what?

Yes, please!

I pulled them out and they had gone from moist to wet. When I looked up, your eyes were locked on mine and your mouth was agape and waiting as your hand kept on your clit like it was magnetized. Those panties went straight in your mouth and you looked just about perfect. They were the final mantelpiece needed for your resplendent body. I started fingering you and sucking on your tits again. After a few minutes, it seemed like you were getting close to cumming, so I fished those panties out of your mouth and started laying them across my fingers.

Please keep fingering me, please dont stop now! you yelled out as you increased the pace of your right hand.

How about I finger your asshole, huh?

Anything! Please, just finger me!

With your panties draped over my middle finger, I started to open up your ass. You liked it, as always.

You like having your cute little-girl panties up your ass?

Yes!

You know what Im gonna do when Im done fingering your asshole with them?

Feed them to me. Youre going to...

23:00

The GOP Is Trying to Bring Down This Anti-Establishment Republican. Can He Survive the Trump Era? The Intercept

As the 2018 midterm election cycle ramps up, Republican operatives are busy strategizing about how to protect incumbent GOP lawmakers. In one case, though, Republicans are working to overthrow one of its incumbents: Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.

Jones, who is in his 11th term in office, cuts an unlikely figure in Washington, D.C. He has fought for a higher minimum wage, tougher regulations on Wall Street, and stronger limits on big money in politics. He has called for restrictions on government surveillance, sharply criticized the leadership of his party for being too cozy with K Street lobbyists and corporate interests, and waged a one-man battle to rein in United States-backed wars raging throughout the Middle East. Though once a strong supporter of the Iraq War, Jones changed his tune as the disastrous war unfolded: Lyndon Johnsons probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney, he once quipped.

These sorts of strident positions have put him at odds with Republican-aligned special interest groups and the GOP establishment over the years, with party leadership at one point revoking a plum committee assignment, and also dispatching a parade of Washington insiders to undermine him in his Republican primary. Jones has beaten back every attempt in the past, but faces a spirited challenge again this year.

Scott Dacey, a casino and tax lobbyist who also serves on the Craven County Board of Commissioners, will be Joness opponent in North Carolinas 3rd Congressional District Republican primary on May 8. Dacey divides his time between Washington, D.C., and North Carolina. According to a recently filed ethics form, he manages a Washington lobbying firm, from which he collected $509,899 last year in salary and profit-sharing, and co-owns a lucrative investment property on Capitol Hill.

In the past, interest groups aired foreign policy-focused ads alleging that Jones undercut the U.S. alliance with Israel and had been too friendly to Iran. This time, Dacey is hoping to cast Jones as disloyal to President Donald Trump by making Joness vote against Trumps tax reform bill a highlight of the campaign.

Jones voted with Pelosi against your tax cut, b...

23:00

STOP TRYING TO MAKE A TRUMP PRIMARY CHALLENGE HAPPEN. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. No More Mister Nice Blog

As you probably know, Nikki Haley won't take the blame.

President Trump was watching television on Sunday when he saw Nikki R. Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations, announce that he would impose fresh sanctions on Russia. The president grew angry, according to an official informed about the moment. As far as he was concerned, he had decided no such thing.

It was not the first time Mr. Trump has yelled at the television over something he saw Ms. Haley saying. This time, however, the divergence has spilled into public in a remarkable display of discord that stems not just from competing views of Russia but from larger questions of political ambition, jealousy, resentment and loyalty.

The rift erupted into open conflict on Tuesday when a White House official blamed Ms. Haleys statement about sanctions on momentary confusion. That prompted her to fire back, saying that she did not get confused.
Anti-Trump GOP strategist Steve Schmidt responded by tweeting this:



Oh, please. Haley may have impressed some Trump critics, but the base isn't having it. Here's a sample of the response at Free Republic:
Neocon Nikki is going to show Trump who is the boss. And he can forget about pulling our troops out because the queen bee says we're not leaving Syria until the mission is complete and since she says the mission includes keeping an eye on Iran, that mission will never be complete.

****

There is our girl Ikki. The real arrogant, non team player knows all.

Bad pick POTUS. She thinks she runs all foreign policy. Does maddog answer to her?

****

FIRE HER!

****

Dont get ahead of the boss, lest the boss fire your happy a$$.

****

I read this article and I do not like this woman. She will be a problem. She was a #nevertrumper and picking her was a mistake.

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Ikki is always confused. She has no respect for American histor...

22:58

Democratic Charlotte City Council Member Questions 9-11, Asks About Alleged Plane On Facebook Weasel Zippers

She didnt question the hands up, dont shoot mantra of Ferguson. Via WBTV: Charlotte City Council Member LaWana Mayfield questioned whether the 9-11 terrorist attacks were real in a social media post Monday, saying she is still waiting for someone to produce pieces of the alleged plane. Mayfield, a Democrat who represents west Charlotte, linked []

22:50

Hah-Hah! PRESIDENT TRUMP Hits Stormy Daniels and #FakeNews Media on Nonexistent Thug The Gateway Pundit

Stormy Daniels said in a 60 Minutes interview in March that a mystery man approached her in a parking lot while she was with her then-infant daughter and threatened her in an effort to silence her about her sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

On Tuesday morning, as reported by TGPs Cristina Laila, Stormy Daniels released a rough sketch of the man who allegedly threatened her in 2011. (screenshot below)

The sketch sparked a social media frenzy.

However, after a closer look at the harasser it is clear that either Stormy Daniels was lying to 60 Minutes or shes lying today.

Here is what Stormy Daniels said on 60 Minutes.

His face is burned in my memory, Daniels explained.

Daniels described the man as well dressed, and said he wore a suit. Daniels described him as up to six feet tall and lean but fit.

I thought he was someones husband, Daniels said, noting that she thought he was kind of cute.

But today Stormy says the harasser looks like a thug in a hoodie.

Either Stormy Daniels was lying to 60 Minutes or shes lying today.
Which is it?

Then theres this The sketch looks a lot like her ex-husband.

On Wednesday morning President Trump mocke...

22:35

Report: Stormy Daniels Plans To Donate $130K NDA Money To Planned Parenthood In Trump, Cohens Names Weasel Zippers

Libs swoon uncontrollably in 3 2 1 Via Daily Beast: In addition to her 60 Minutes sit-down with Anderson Cooper and appearance on The View this morning, Stormy Daniels will grace the cover of Penthouse magazine. The issue, which hits newsstands across North America on May 8, brands the porn actress the Penthouse Pet of the Century followed by the sub-headline: Getting Intimate with []

22:00

ICE Doesnt Want You to Read Its Manuals for No Good Reason Whatsoever The Intercept

Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, is the nations second-largest federal investigative agency yet few Americans have ever heard of it. Housed within the Department of Homeland Securitys U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, HSI has operated largely out of the public spotlight for over a decade, even as its agents cases have led to multimillion-dollar seizures and high-profile arrests.

Over the last year, however, HSI has begun to attract more public attention, amid reporting from The Intercept and other outlets. Media reports have shed light on HSIs multibillion-dollar collaborations with Palantir Technologies, the data-mining firm founded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel; the agencys access to databases shared with the CIA and the Pentagons Defense Intelligence Agency; HSIs reliance on questionable gang databases as a means to facilitate deportations; and HSIs guidelines for asset seizures.

In February, another layer was peeled back when the independent media website Unicorn Riot began publishing internal policy handbooks for HSI agents from a 2012 manual outlining how HSI operates on the ground. The Intercept has previously reported on HSI handbooks covering denaturalization authorities and search and seizure guidelines.

Federal law enforcement agencies dont like to share any information that they dont have to.

Despite being six years old, the manual, which was obtained by The Intercept, is still considered privileged by the agency. And ICE isnt interested in commenting on the content of the documents, despite the fact that they have become public. ICE spokesperson Matthew Bourke told The Intercept that the internal training materials are law-enforcement sensitive, not publicly available, and were therefore not prepared to comment on any of the handbooks.

Secrecy surrounding internal federal policies pervades all law enforcement communities, said Jonathan Blanks, a research associate for the Cato Institutes Project on Criminal Justice. Federal law enforcement agencies dont like to share any information that they dont have to, he said. Usual...

22:00

Joe Crowley-- Not Inevitable... We Can Do Better DownWithTyranny!

Wall Street's dozen biggest bets for 2018

Every progressive in America should be alarmed at this Politico headline from yesterday: Queens party boss angles to succeed Pelosi as speaker. Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan wrote, dispassionately, that "Rep. Joe Crowley is making moves to take over the House Democratic Caucus whether the party wins or loses in November." Yes, he is-- and has been for years.

Crowley is the most corrupt Democrat in Congress-- an inept creature of Wall Street, who serves as the conduit between the banksters and the Democratic conference. Although he's tried to moderate his right-wing votes since deciding to run for leader, he is best known as leader of the right-of-center New Dems. He is the embodiment of what everyone hates about Congress: corruption, self-serving and a being a toadie of the worst of DC's special interests. He doesn't belong in Congress, let alone as the leader of the party that's supposed to represent the legitimate interests of the downtrodden and the working families of this country.

Much of what Caygle and Bresnahan wrote was pure Beltway press release. How about that Crowley is "buoyed by a caucus thirsty for change" and how he has a "rising national profile?" What nonsense! His national profile may be rising among Wall Street banksters, lobbyists and media hacks... but real people? I don't think so-- not even in his own Queens/Bronx district. They describe him as "the affa...

21:30

Dicks Sporting Goods to destroy all firearms pulled from shelves Fellowship of the Minds

Whatever makes them feeeeeeel good. Hope their stockholders are happy because this just means more business for Cabelas. From Fox News: Dicks Sporting Goods announced on Monday it will destroy all of the unsold firearms it pulled off store shelves Continue reading

21:30

Today's Big Number bensozia

Viruses raining from the sky:

Each day some 800 million viruses fall onto every square meter of the planet.

21:00

James Comey Told Barack Obama That His Use of the Phrase Mass Incarceration Was Insulting to Law Enforcement Officers The Intercept

Most stories about Comeys best-selling memoir have focused on its Hamlet-like agonizing over his potential role in tilting the 2016 election, and his horror at discovering that Trump, once in the White House, was as thuggishly corrupt as the mafia dons Comey had prosecuted before he led the FBI and got fired by Trump. But Comeys insistence on upholding the law is devotional to the point of ruthlessness, as he makes clear when explaining the need to send Martha Stewart to jail in 2003 for lying about an insider stock tip she had received.

People must fear the consequences of lying in the justice system or the system cant work, Comey writes. There was once a time when most people worried about going to hell if they violated an oath taken in the name of God. That divine deterrence has slipped away from our modern cultures. In its place, people must fear going to jail. They must fear their lives being turned upside down. They must fear their pictures splashed on newspapers and websites. People must fear having their names forever associated with a criminal act if we are to have a nation with the rule of law.

This is ridiculous and dangerous, because it suggests Americans are insufficiently cowed by the necessarily God-like wrath of the machinery of law enforcement. Comey is worried that the country risks degenerating into criminality and sloth and that all thats standing between us and chaos is the FBIs lash and our submission to it. Rather than separating himself from the Trump administrations extremism, Comey sounds much like retired Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff who recently bemoaned the lost discipline of an earlier and supposedly sunnier era.

You know, when I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country, Kelly said during a bitter press conference, in which he tried to smear a member of Congress who had accurately reported that a grieving war widow was offended by comments Trump made in a fumbled condolence call. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. Thats obviously not the case anymore, as we see from recent cases. Life the dignity of life is sacred. Thats gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well.

Like Kelly,...

21:00

The little man Caption Contest Fellowship of the Minds

This is the 174th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest! Heres the pic (h/t DCG): About the pic: On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder/chairman/CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach. of Continue reading

20:21

Fake Comey Book Page Appears Online: More 1984 In 2018 Or Poor Satire? Mining Awareness +

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten.
George Orwell, 1984, Chapter 5

A fake page of former FBI Director Comeys book A Higher Loyalty appeared on the internet a few days ago, before the book was available to the public. On an apparently pro-Trump reddit thread they call it satire, but nothing indicates that it is satire. Rather, the poorly written page is made to appear as a page from the book itself. The appearance of this fake page 173 is reason, alone, to hurry up and buy a copy of the book a hard copy if possible, because more of these fakes could appear, as a way to counter the book. How to know its a fake? Firstly, because it is so poorly and stupidly written, in stark constrast to Comeys book, which reads like a well-written novel. With the hard copy you can prove that its a fake, by turning to page 173. With an ebook you can search key words (see screen shots, further...

20:01

Intercepted Podcast: Evening at the Talk House The Intercept

The Intercepted podcast presents Evening at the Talk House a darkly comic audio drama about the insidious dangers of an authoritarian society, written by and starring Wallace Shawn.

An intimate group of writers and actors reunite to celebrate a collaboration from their past. But the world is now very different and more quietly dangerous. And so are they. As drinks and hors doeuvres are consumed, small talk evolves into more sinister topics. Evening at the Talk House is a stark reminder that all it takes is complacency to enable the dirty work of an authoritarian regime.

 

 

 

This audio drama was based on the original U.S. theatrical production of Evening at the Talk House directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group in New York. Featuring Matthew Broderick, Wallace Shawn, Larry Pine, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Claudia Shear, Michael Tucker, and Annapurna Sriram. Written by Wallace Shawn. Directed and produced by Pejk Malinovski. Assistant Director Marie Masters. Original music by John Epperson. Additional music, mixing, and sound design by Bart Warshaw. Executive produced by Jeremy Scahill and Leital Molad.

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

The post Intercepted Podcast: Evening at the Talk House appeared first on The Intercept.

18:59

Cambridge Analytica CEO Alex Nix Refuses To Appear Before UK Parliament As Seriousness Of The Inquiry Becomes Evident Mining Awareness +

Nixs refusal to appear comes as the seriousness of the British inquiry becomes more evident. (See: Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK, Reuters, April 17, 2018 1:51 PM, Reuters, https://www.voanews.com/a/cambridge-analytica-ex-ceo-refuses-to-testify-in-uk/4352052.html )

From the UK Parliament:
Update on Alexander Nixs appearance before Committee
17 April 2018

The former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, is now refusing to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a public session tomorrow, Wednesday 18th April, at 2.15pm. He cites the Information Commissioners Offices ongoing investigation as a reason not to appear.

Chairs co...

18:35

Several US Members of Congress Urge Action to Protect Evidence Gathered By Special Counsel Mueller Mining Awareness +


MEMBERS URGE ACTION TO PROTECT EVIDENCE GATHERED BY SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER
April 17, 2018 Press Release
(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, in introducing the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill that would preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation in the event that President Trump fires him.
 
Rep. Doggett said. Amid President Trumps ongoing baseless attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, we move ever closer to a crisis that will impact the entire country, said Congressman Doggett. As T...

18:00

Marielle, Lula e o fantasma do esquecimento The Intercept

RJ. RIO DE JANEIRO. 14.04.18 CASO MARIELLE Aps trinta dias do assassinato da vereadora Marielle Franco no bairro do Estcio, centro, amigos, familiares, militantes e populao em geral se reuniram em diversos pontos da cidade para cobrar respostas da polcia e homenagear a vereadora. O maior nmero de pessoas se reuniram embaixo dos Arcos da Lapa no centro.

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

It's always been obvious that FOX "News" was never meant to be anything but a propaganda outlet for the Republican Party. Even its origins lie in Roger Ailes plans for what he called a "GOP TV" network that he proposed to his then boss, President Nixon, back in the early 1970s. From the start, right down to the hiring of openly racist tools like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, shit-stirring crazies like Glenn Beck and Pam Geller, astounding hypocrites like Mike Huckabee, smarmy, truth-bending psychos like Newt Gingrich, and even downright morons like Sarah Palin, it's been clear that FOX would always be a tool of the far right. Shepard Smith? Well, what about Shepard Smith? He is an actual journalist and he is a token. There's no other reasonable way to put it. People that I have known and met over the years that have worked at FOX have always told me that, within the corridors and bunkers at FOX, Smith and those closest to him were regarded simultaneously as being there to provide a thin veneer of needed credibility, and, alien infiltrators that were to be kept at arms length.

Ironically, on Monday afternoon, it fell to Shep Smith to break the news about Sean Hannity's previously undisclosed relationship with Seor Trumpanzee's consigliere, Michael Cohen to FOX viewers. 'Previously undisclosed' is a key here. Hannity has been jumping through hoops into dimensions rarely heard of or seen in his defense of both Trumpanzee and Cohen, even more so since the FBI, with the OK of Republican judicial officials, including Trump appointees, got their warrants and paid their visits to Cohen and his offices and his residence. At no time, during his nightly spewing of Republican pro-Cohen anti-Robert Mueller bullshit, did Hannity bother to disclose his relationship to Cohen. Hey, maybe he just...

16:59

Does Rod Rosensteins Comey Memo Response Indicate Possible Criminal Review? The Last Refuge

U.S. Attorney John Lausch had previously explained his specific role is to coordinate document production from the DOJ-OIG with specific focus on evidence documents that pertain to the original Horowitz investigation path.  That only includes documents pertaining to the politicization Continue reading

14:20

April 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #454 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:15

Wednesday April 18th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:01

War Party POW LewRockwell

Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States should withdraw from Syria. We convinced him it was necessary to stay.

Thus boasted French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday, adding, We convinced him it was necessary to stay for the long term.

Is the U.S. indeed in the Syrian civil war for the long term?

If so, who made that fateful decision for this republic?

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Sunday there would be no drawdown of the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, until three objectives were reached. We must fully defeat ISIS, ensure chemical weapons would not again be used by Bashar Assad and maintain the ability to watch Iran.

Translation: Whatever Trump says, America is not coming out of Syria. We are going deeper in. Trumps commitment to extricate us from these bankrupting and blood-soaked Middle East wars and to seek a new rapprochement with Russia is inoperative.

The War Party that Trump routed in the primaries is capturing and crafting his foreign policy. Mondays Wall Street Journal editorial page fairly blossomed with war plans:

The better U.S. strategy is to turn Syria into the Ayatollahs Vietnam. Only when Russia and Iran began to pay a larger price in Syria will they have any incentive to negotiate an end to the war or even contemplate a peace based on dividing the country into ethnic-based enclaves.

Apparently, we are to bleed Syria, Russia, Hezbollah and Iran until they cannot stand the pain and submit to subdividing Syria the way we want.

But suppose that, as in our Civil War of 1861-1865, the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, and the Chinese Civil War of 1945-1949, Assad and his Russian, Iranian and Shiite militia allies go all out to win and reunite the nation.

Suppose they choose to fight to consolidate the victory they have won after seven years of civil war. Where do we find the troops to take back the territory our rebels lost? Or do we just bomb mercilessly?

The British and French say they will back us in future attacks if chemical weapons are used, but they are not plunging into Syria.

Defense Secretary James Mattis called the U.S.-British-French attack a one-shot deal. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appears to agree: The rest of the Syrian war must proceed as it will.

The Journals op-ed page Monday was turned over to former U.S. ambassador to Syria Ryan Crocker and Brookings Institute senior fellow Michael OHanlon: Next time the U.S. could up the ante, going after military command and control, political leadership, and perhaps even Assad himself. The U.S. could also pledge to take out much of his air force. Targets within Iran should not be off limits.

And when did Congress authorize U.S. acts of war against Syria, its air force or politica...

Big-City Mayors Fail LewRockwell

When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.s population was about 900,000; today its about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimores population was almost 950,000; today its around 614,000. Detroits 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today its down to 673,000. Camden, New Jerseys 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis 1950 population was more than 856,000; today its less than 309,000. A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly large and prosperous cities. In some cities, population declines since 1950 are well over 50 percent. In addition to Detroit and St. Louis, those would include Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

During the 1960s and 70s, academic liberals, civil rights advocates and others blamed the exodus on racism white flight to the suburbs. However, since the 70s, blacks have been fleeing some cities at higher rates than whites. It turns out that blacks, like whites, want better and safer schools for their kids and dont like to be mugged or have their property vandalized. Just like white people, if they have the means, black people cant wait for moving companies to move them out.

At the heart of big-city exoduses is a process that I call accumulative decay. When schools are rotten and unsafe, neighborhoods become run-down and unsafe, and city services decline, the first people to leave are those who care the most about good schools and neighborhood amenities and have the resources to move. As a result, cities lose their best and ablest people first. Those who leave the city for greener pastures tend to be replaced by people who dont care so much about schools and neighborhood amenities or people who do care but dont have the means to move anywhere else. Because the best people those who put more into the citys coffer than they take out in services leave, politicians must raise taxes and/or permit city services to deteriorate. This sets up the conditions for the next round of people who can do better to leave. Businesses which depend on these people, either as employees or as customers also begin to leave. The typical political response to a declining tax base is to raise taxes even more and hence create incentives for more businesses and residents to leave. Of course, theres also mayoral begging for federal and state bailouts. Once started, there is little to stop the citys downward spiral.

Intelligent mayors could prevent, halt and perhaps reverse their city decline by paying more attention to efficiency than equity. That might be politically difficult. Regardless of any other goal, mayors must recognize that their first order of business is to retain what economists call net positive fiscal residue. Thats a fancy term for keeping those people in the city who p...

Is College Worth the Cost? LewRockwell

New schools are popping up. Some offer one year programs but no college degree. Good idea? Ben Carlson at Wealth of Common Sense is irked by the question: Is College Worth the Cost?

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian gave some advice to young people in a recent interview with the New York Times:

Do you really need to go to college? There is a huge student loan debt problem in this country. I think theres going to need to be a drastic change in how these universities work. And I also think weve lambasted the trades for way too long. You can make six figures as a welder.

These kinds of statements irk me, especially when they come from rich entrepreneurs. This line of thinking reeks of survivorship bias.

Successful entrepreneurs must understand theyre the minority. Most businesses fail and most 18 year-olds dont have what it takes to start, let alone run their own business. I certainly would have been lost at that age trying to make a go at it on my own.

I get what Ohanian is trying to say here. There are plenty of problems with the higher education system. Its too expensive. Most students arent given enough guidance in terms of how their preferred area of study will lead to actual employment or how much that employment will pay. Student loans can also be a huge burden after school for many.

In many ways, much like personal finance, people are mostly on their own when it comes to figuring these things out, which is a shame.

Are we really expecting 18 year-olds to perform a cost-benefit analysis on whether or not they should go to college or skip it altogether and go straight to the working world to save on the tuition costs? Better yet, how many adults perform a cost-benefit analysis when they purchase a new car or house? How many adults do you know who track their spending? Create a household budget? Pay down their debt every month? Save enough for retirement?

One Year of College With No Degree

Lets now consider One Year of College With No Degree, But No Debt And a Job at the End.

As a high-school senior in Hampton, Va., Aidan Cary applied last year to prestigious universities like Dartmouth, Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia.

Then he clicked on the website for a one-year-old school called MissionU and quickly decided thats where he wanted to go.

Mr. Cary, 19...

If You Must Defend Yourself in a Violent Situation LewRockwell

I will join with many of the other reviewers and say that this book is a must-read for anyone who has any type of self-defense weapon on their person or in their home. After reading the book, Ive come to the sober conclusion that the law doesnt seem to favor the ordinary person who is simply trying to defend themselves. In order to prevail, it would seem that each person needs to have a law degree from Harvard, and the ability to slow down time in the event of lethal force situation. This is the case because the legal system chops up your deadly force encounter, which is measured in seconds, into an esoteric academic exercise where the actions of the parties are scrutinized at the nanosecond level. One can almost imagine a panel of ancient philosophers, psychologists, and scholars evaluating who is in the right and who is in the wrong at any given fraction of a second in the timeline of events. In our system of justice, such reflection is done by the police, the DAs office, your defense attorney, and a jury of your peers folks who know nothing about the law.

The author presents a very sobering view of how the legal system works for those who choose to defend themselves in a violent encounter. Yes, you may have killed the bad guy, and you may feel that you are right, but if the legal system chooses to pursue your actions, you will have two outcomes; the price tag of your legal defense and your freedom, or, 20 years to life in prison. On several occasions, while reading, I thought that death or serious bodily injury might actually be a good option given the real possibility of jail for the rest of my life, a fate that might be assigned by a gun hostile jury or some real error I made in the deadly encounter.

For all of those folks with high capacity magazines, heed this warning. Every single shot you fire in self-defense will be evaluated by the DA. As the author pointed out, there was a case where a subject fired 6 shots. Three were deemed self-defense, while the last 3 were considered attempted murder. The defender was convicted on the 3 bad shots and got a life sentence plus 90 years. So, a magazine with 20 rounds is a joke. If you shoot 20 rounds in a self defense case, you are in for a world of trouble with the justice system.

Lastly, know your state laws. The author goes to great length to compare differences in state law for self-defense. In fact, the last third of this book, is a comprehensive digest of every state law for a meriad of serif-defense issues.

This book is a must read for all gun owners.

The purpose of this book, in my opinion, is to form a proper mental attitude for a self-defense situation....

Bring on the Migrants LewRockwell

Nick Giambruno: The migrant crisis is tearing Europe apart. Whats your take Doug?

Doug Casey: Im all for immigration and completely open borders to enable opportunity seekers from anyplace to move anyplace else. With two big, critically important, caveats: 1) there can be no welfare or free government services, so everyone has to pay his own way, and no freeloaders are attracted 2) all property is privately owned, to minimize the possibility of squatter camps full of beggars.

In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support.

But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe arent being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated.

What were talking about here is the migration of millions of people of different language, different race, different religion, different culture, different mode of living. If youre an alien and youre 1 out of 10,000, or 1,000, or 100, youre a curiosity, an interesting outsider. But an influx of millions of migrants is only going to destroy the old culture, and guarantee antagonismespecially when the locals have to pay for it. In many ways, whats happening now isnt just comparable to what happened 2,000 years ago with the migration of the Germanic northern barbarians into the Roman Empire. Its potentially much more serious.

Nick Giambruno: I think pretty much anywhere in the world, whenever theres an influx of foreigners to the degree that it changes the demographics or upsets the local economic applecart, its obviously going to cause problems.

For example, the Chinese are wearing out their welcome in many parts of Africa.

We saw this ourselves when we went to Zimbabwe earlier this year. Their numbers have grown so much that there are numerous Chinese mini cities within Zim.

Many people in Zim arent too happy with the Chinese dumping cheap products and upsetting the local economy. When we asked our driver to take us through a rough neighborhood, all we saw was a seemingly endless market, as far as I can tell, completely filled with Chinese products.

Doug Casey: Incidentally, its supposed to be official Chinese policy to migrate about 300 million Chinese to Africa in the years to come. Theyre employed in building roads, mines, railroads, and other infrastructure. The Africans like the goodies, but dont like the Chinese. It has the makings of a race war a generation or so in the future.

Nick Giambruno:...

Why Do They Tell Us Transparent Lies? LewRockwell

US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured. If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in the alleged Syrian chemical attack on Douma? Would not the US missile attack be identical to a chemical weapons attack and thus place the US and its vassals in the same category as Washington is attempting to place Assad and Putin?

What about it, you chemical weapons experts? Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles. No dead victims. No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack. How can this be if such sites were actually hit?

When I was a Wall Street Journal editor newspapers had competent journalists to whom such a question would occur. But no more. Stephen Lendman takes the New York Times to task for its unprofessionalism. The NY Times is no longer a news source. It is a propaganda megaphone.

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Conversion LewRockwell

The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity: A Sociohistorical Approach to Religious Transformation, by James C. Russell

Russell begins his specific examination of the acceptance of Christianity by the Germanic people, the first covering the period 376 678.  This covers the period from the Germanic entrance into the Roman Empire until the Anglo-Saxon mission by Bishop Wilfrid of York to Frisia.

When speaking of Christianity in this context, there are two prominent theologies: Germanic Arianism and Frankish Catholicism.  Seeking refuge from the Huns, the Visigoths negotiated with Valens, the Arian Christian emperor of the Eastern Empire: Arianism was adopted in exchange for asylum.

In Christianity, Arianism is a monotheistic Christological doctrine which asserts the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was begotten by God the Father at a point in time, is distinct from the Father and is therefore subordinate to the Father.The Arian concept of Christ is based on the belief that the Son of God did not always exist but was begotten by God the Father.

Several characteristics can be noted from this first encounter, characteristics that would repeat for even centuries into the future: political leaders vouched for their subjects regarding Christianization; Christianity was associated with Roman culture and the Roman polity; there was little or no religious instruction prior to baptism.

By the middle of the sixth century, several tribes to include the Bavarians, Thuringians and Lombards accepted the Arian form of Christianity; others including the Franks, Alamanni and Saxons remained unaffected.

Yet Valens suffered defeat and death in the battle of Adrianople; with him, Arianism was on the wane in the empire.  The Arian heresy suffered condemnation in the Council of Constantinople in 381.

Why did the leaders of most of the Germanic peoples accept the Arian form of Christianity, just as this heresy was in the process of being extirpated throughout the Roman Empire?

Some believe it is due to the Arian belief that the Son is subordinate to the Father a characteristic easily understood and accepted by a hierarchical culture.  Others believe that Arianism spread because it wasnt Roman  in this manner, less of a possibility that the Germanic tribes would be absorbed into the Universal Church and therefore into the empire.

It was Clovis, ascending to the throne in 481 as the king of the Franks, who was recruited by the Roman Catholic Church to be their champion; Clovis saw that through the Roman Church he could find a...

Dancing With a Witch LewRockwell

As anyone who has ever tripped the light fantastic with a witch knows, Circe was not only a witch, she could also at times be a bitch, and a sorceress. She was, after all, the daughter of the Sun and a goddess in her own right. If she were around today she would most probably be the first American female president, her specialty being turning men into pigs. When poor old battered Odysseus landed on Circes island, having lost all his ships except his flagship when he tangled with the Laestrygonianstheir king liked to eat Greek flesh and swallowed up most of his crews, yummyCirce turned the few survivors into swine except for Odysseus, whom she wanted for some old-fashioned hanky-panky.

Odysseus serviced her rather well and stayed in her palace for a year. He also used the moly, the antidote Hermes had given him in the form of a magic herb that turned pigs back into men. When Circe realized that Odysseus was not just a dumb shipwrecked schmuck, she played nice, although kindness was not an everyday happening on her island of Aiaia. But unlike some hardcore feminists of today, Circe developed a soft spot for Odysseus and told him how to get to the underworld and then on to Ithaca and his family. If the kindness toward Odysseus got out, however, I dont think shed crack the glass ceiling and make it to the White House. Hate right now is much more important than love.

Circe came to mind after reading that a female American novelist has recast the goddess as a very nice girl, a hero in her own right, the type youd like to bring home to mother. American women do not particularly like to be considered second-best, yet Circe was just a pit stop of one year in the heros ten-year peregrinations. No longer. Madeline Millers novelone I do not plan to read, incidentallyplaces Circe as a sort of avenging angel. In an interview, Ms. Miller said the following: Circe as a character is the embodiment of male anxiety about female power. Now she tells us. Why, that arch phony Homer, how dare he lead us astray all these 3,000 years. It was all about female power all along and how we men are scared shitless of it.

La Miller has perfect timing. She reads the mood of the culture and writes accordingly. About seven years ago, when being gay became de rigueur among the bien-pensants, she wrote her first anti-classic about the romance between Achilles and Patroclus. Dress designers, hairdressers, Hollywood types, closeted sailors, TV writers, book reviewers, Cond Nast journalists, and others of that ilk all went bananas. Why make war when you can stay in your tent and bugger one another? Back home where it all began, we have never accepted the Achilles-Patroclus friendship as anything but that. But the drop-the-soap-in-the-shower crowd says it aint necessarily so. Too much time in the tent and under the sheets makes Achilles and Patroclus naughty boys. La Miller knew how to catch the attention of the trs bien-pensants. I wonde...

Blame the Robots LewRockwell

Part of the production hell that Teslas Model 3 has been going through was due to too much automation along the manufacturing lines, Elon Musk said, indicating that robots are not all they have cracked up to be, and human contributions have been undervalued.

After Teslas chief executive Musk took CBS This Mornings co-host Gayle King on a tour of the Silicon Valley factory, Musk said later on Twitter commenting on the CBS story Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.

To CBS, Musk said:

We got complacent about some of the things that we felt were our core technology.We put too much new technology into the Model 3 all at once. This this should have been staged.

Asked by CBS host King whether robots actually slowed production, Musk said:

Yes, they did.We had this crazy, complex network of conveyor belts.And it was not working, so we got rid of that whole thing.

Musk said that he was back to sleeping at the factory in an effort to solve the Model 3 production issues, and that he was now more optimistic about the rate of Model 3 production, after solving some critical things that were holding back Tesla from producing more Model 3s and from reaching its self-imposed production target.

Asked if the 2,000 Model 3s per week rate is sustainable, Musk told CBS Well probably have, I dont know, a three or four-fold increase in Model 3 output in the second quarter.

Tesla had promised 2,500 Model 3s per week by the end of the first quarter, and 5,000 cars by the end of the second quarter. It fell short of the Q1 target, as was widely expected, and confirmed in early April that it continues to target a production rate of approximately 5,000 units per week in about three months.

On Friday, Musk reported that Tesla would be profitable and cash flow would be positive in the third and fourth quarters this year, reiterating that the electric vehicle maker is in no need of raising cashcontrary to the opinion of many analysts who see the company burning cash far too quickly to be sustainable.

Reprinted with permission from OilPrice.com.

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Everythings Subprime LewRockwell

Ron Paul talked about bubbles during his Liberty Report last week, noting our articles on the subprime auto bubble, along with housing bubble 2.0.

As Ron pointed out, its hard to keep up with all of the distortions in the marketplace thanks to a decade of Federal Reserve easy money.

How do you cover all the bubbles? The nature of what the Fed does by manipulating interest rates to lower than the market rate, everything has to be affected to some degree by a bubble and a distortion and a malinvestment, and excessive debt.

Ron pointed out that bubbles are inevitable when central banks tinker with interest rates. They destroy the market signals we need to guide economic decision-making.

Once you get involved in destroying the most important measuring rod for people to make decisions in business and investment, and that is the real interest rates. The market rate of interest tells you a whole lot, at least in a free market economy.

Of course, we dont really have a free market. As Ron put it, you pretty much just have to guess what the Fed is going to do.

Liberty Report cohost Daniel McAdams said the fact that the powers-that-be have managed to pump up subprime bubbles in both autos and housing makes you wonder where their heads are.

But they are addicted to creating new money into credit and this is what it looks like.

Ron said its not only the central bankers who havent learned the lessons of the past. Politicians in DC never learn either.

They try to say, Yes, youre right. Theres mistakes, and they acknowledge that, even when we dealt with the bailouts before. Yes. But the answer is not going to free markets and reining in the Fed. Its to take the mistakes of the Fed and take all the mistakes that business people make and solve the problem with more regulation.

Ron noted that Congress has created its own bubble a giant debt bubble.

Thats probably the biggest bubble were going to be dealing with.

Ron said eventually, the whole fiat system will collapse when the world decides to give up on the dollar. He said he doesnt believe were on the verge of that yet, but thats what the current course of things will eventually lead us to.

Ron didnt just focus on the problems. He pointed out a solution. Get rid of the fiat money system and go back to real money  gold and silver.

In my stint in Congress, I always introduced a bill that legalized competing currency  not dictating and saying, This i...

Mistake With a Personal Assistant LewRockwell

She sits patiently in millions of homes, an unremarkable cylinder commonly referred to as Alexa. But Amazons new virtual assistant has been touted as nothing short of technological revolution.

In response to spoken commands, she answers questions which previously required an internet search, can perform mundane domestic tasks such as turning on lights, and makes online purchases through Amazon, obviously.

Can it all be as innocent as it seems, particularly in an age rife with internet snooping? Or is Alexa a spy? Some users have even reported bone-chilling cackles emanating from their speakers at random moments.

What, then, could possibly go wrong when Peter Hitchens welcomed Alexa into his Oxfordshire home?

How would Alexa fare with a grilling on matters ranging from Beethoven to Bob Dylan, and from the Mid-East crisis to Einsteins theory of relativity?

I am enslaved by machines. But, like most slaves, I know deep down that I chose my fate. I calculated long ago that I preferred a life with mobile phones and computers to one without them. The price is high. It includes the loss of privacy, the unceasing availability to outsiders, the time wasted on the internet, the books unread, the conversations which never happened, the views from train windows that I completely missed as I checked my Twitter feed. I am sorry, but I am not that sorry.

But because my mind hardened before the age of the internet, I can resist much of it. Facebook is a mystery to me. I cannot see the point of it, or Snapchat or Instagram. My use of Twitter is brutally selfish, and if there were a Twitter Police, they would long ago have detained me for questioning.

So I am not the ideal subject for the new electronic fad, the thing most people call Alexa. This is a device about the size and shape of an extra-large family size can of baked beans, adorned with pretty flashing lights, now being widely promoted. The idea seems to be that you talk to it, it replies to you in a soothing voice and it then helps you buy things.

But I dont need this. I like to buy my food at markets, and my books (if possible) from bookshops. I mistrust electronic banking and wont use contactless cards. My experience of voice-activated switchboards is that they misunderstand all but the most simple words.

So with great reluctance I brought Alexa into my home, plugged it in and set it up. One of the first things I did was rename it. I didnt like the phoney familiarity of the Christian nam...

MK ULTRA LewRockwell

According to the US Government, MK ULTRA was the code-name for a secret program run by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to conduct mind-control experiments on human beings from 1953 to 1964. The people used in these experiments did not suspect it, seemed to be chosen at random, and were often left emotionally crippled for the rest of their lives.

The rationale for this type of activity? Well, its the typical answer, for national security purposes. Basically, the program was designed to make people do things they normally wouldnt do whilst under mind control, for the purposes of whoever is in charge and calling the shots atop the military industrial complex.

Dr. Ewen Cameron, whos since passed away, was a Scottish-born psychiatrist who served as President of the American Psychiatric Association and Canadian Psychiatric Association, among others. He was one of many who conducted these experiments on patients. Again, the subjects were never told that they were being used as guinea pigs.

This topic became so serious, and a lot of information and research was being conducted by independent researchers to the point where the United States government could no longer deny that these programs took place. Eventually, they declassified what they had, and the government issued an official apology for the program and its victims in the mid 90s.

Multiple victims have also come forward sharing their disturbing experiences.

You can access those files via the CIAs electronic reading room. Simply use MKULTRA as the key word in the search.

As with any sensitive and controversial subject, the disclosure of information is usually, based on my research into Black Budget Special Access Programs, a way to put the subject to rest, or claim that this is all there was to this program. Its a quiet way to stop the concern and questioning from citizens, without really disclosing the full extent of the program, and whether it still runs today.

I believe our television, mainstream media and more were all birthed out of mind-control programs and intentions, but thats just speculation.

Was the program really terminated? Well get to that a little later on in the article. The main concern right now is the idea that MK Ultra mind-control experiments only consisted of LSD, electroshock therapy and oth...

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The NRA And Two GOP Governor Scotts-- One In Florida And One in Vermont DownWithTyranny!


Vermont's PVI is D+15 and Hillary beat Trump there 178,573 (55.72%) to 95,369 (30.27%). Trump won just one of Vermont's 14 counties (Essex, the least populated). Florida is a more swingy state, although the PVI is R+2. Although Obama won Florida both times he ran, Hillary gave up on the state's crucial 29 electoral votes. Trump beat her (narrowly)-- 4,617,886 (49.0%) to 4,504,975 (47.8%). Of the state's 67 counties, she won 9.

Both states have Republican governors named Scott-- Phil Scott in Verment, who is running for reelection, and Rick Scott in Florida, who is running for the U.S. Senate. And the NRA has turned against each of them. In 2016 the gubernatorial seat was open in Vermont and the Democrats ran a weak EMILY's List nothing candidate, Sue Minter. Scott, the state's lieutenant governor, beat her 166,817 (52.96%) to 139,253 (44.21%).

Rick Scott, a convicted criminal who was caught stealing from Medicare, beat another weak EMILY's List nothing candidate, Alex Sink, in his first run (2010). He was reelected in 2014 against pointless ex-Republican Charlie Crist. In 2010 he beat Sink 2,619,335 (48.9%) to 2,557,785 (47.7%), largely because she allowed EMILY's List run her campaign). In 2014, Scott beat Crist 2,865,343 (48.1%) to 2,801,198 (47.1%) to 2,865,343 (48.1%).

Today the NRA is angry with both governors. How angry? Last week Phil Scott approved a package of gun-related laws passed by the state legislature and the NRA called on gun owners to abandon him. Dana Loesch, a national spokeswoman for the NRA: "This governor in Vermont completely gave a one-finger salute to the Constitution and to gun owners. He is no friend of firearm ow...

13:27

BREAKING: Mexico Agrees To Pay for Wall Offering Emergency Deal To Close NAFTA Tariff Loophole The Last Refuge

Allow me to introduce:SUPER-MAGA-NAFTA-WINNING This Reuters article is framed around Mexico making a surprise announcement they will support the U.S. steel tariff against China by shutting down the NAFTA back door on that specific trade segment.  However, the bigger story Continue reading

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Muslim Professor Cheers Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush Happy the Witch is Dead *Updated* The Gateway Pundit

Fresno State Associate Professor, Randa Jarrar cheered the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush on Tuesday from her verified, blue checkmark Twitter account.

Earlier Tuesday, a spokesman for the family confirmed former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92.

People from all sides of the political spectrum set politics aside for a moment and offered condolences.

The hateful professor at Fresno State, however, cheered Mrs. Bushs death then doubled down and wished for the rest of the Bush family to fall to their demise.

It is these types of vile leftists who are teaching the youth today.

The Gateway Pundit has provided screenshots of Randa Jarrars tweets in case of deletion.

Jarrar began with, PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or youre part of the problem. thats actually how simple this is. Im happy the witch is dead. cant wait for the rest of the family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeee.

The hate-filled Muslim professor seemed angry about the condolences offered after the country lost a First Lady, calling Barbara Bush a racist.

Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. Fuck outta here with your nice words.

In response to a Twitter user who pointed out she may lose writing gigs for her unhin...

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The Restaurant Industry Ran a Private Poll on the Minimum Wage. It Did Not Go Well for Them. The Intercept

One of the nations most powerful anti-minimum wage lobbying groups tapped a longtime Republican pollster to survey the public about a range of issues impacting the industry.

A significant chunk of the survey focused on attitudes toward the minimum wage and many members of the powerful lobby group arent going to like the results.

The poll which was presented on a slide deck obtained by The Intercept and Documented found that seven in 10 Americans want to see the minimum wage raised even if it means that theyd have to pay more for meals. It also found that the industrys various talking points against raising the wage are mostly falling flat with the general public.

Conducted by GOP pollster Frank Luntzs firm LuntzGlobal on behalf of the other NRA the National Restaurant Association the poll found that 71 percent of people surveyed support raising the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour.

The NRA, which did not respond to a request for comment, is the trade association for the massive restaurant industry. It has estimated that restaurant sales reached $799 billion in 2017, up 4.3 percent over 2016, and boasts eight years of consecutive growth in revenue for U.S. restaurants.

The restaurant industry now in the United States is larger than 90 percent of the world economies, said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the NRAs Research and Knowledge group.

The NRA paid its CEO, Dawn Sweeney, more than $3.8 million in total compensation, including a bonus of $1.7 million. If her total compensation were computed hourly, it would amount to $1,867.88 per hour (as of four years ago), which would take a minimum-wage worker 247 hours, or six weeks of full-time work, to earn.

The NRA has long claimed that increasing the government wage floor would ratchet up restaurants labor costs and result in thousands of jobs lost, but these results show that the NRAs rhetoric on the minimum wa...

12:32

China Underestimated Trump Beijing Attempts To Coerce Europe in Desperate Bid To Create Trade Firewall The Last Refuge

As expected, China is starting to realize they underestimated the severity of President Trumps three-decade-long perspective on trade. Against the backdrop of $150 billion in looming U.S. trade tariffs, Beijing sends an economic emissary to Europe attempting to restructure international Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus Leader Mark Meadows: Obama Admin Instructed DOJ and FBI to Surveil Donald Trump (Audio) The Gateway Pundit

On March 4, 2017, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of spying on him during the 2016 election.

Trump was right!
Not only was the Obama White House spying on him but the Obama administration instructed the DOJ and FBI to surveil Trump.

Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) went on with Patrick Johnson on WPTF last week to discuss the latest developments in the Obama-Comey DOJ-FBI spying on Republican Donald Trump.

During the radio interview Rep. Mark Meadows dropped this bomb The Obama Administration was aware and instructed the DOJ and FBI to surveil Donald Trump.

Rep. Mark Meadows: It now appears that the State Department and the White House at the very highest levels including the president himself were involved in this whole narrative in investigating Donald Trump. And much of that started with a fake dossier that was put together by Democratic opposition research firm as we now know, Fusion GPS that was paid $12 million to come up with this dirt that would suggest that the FBI and DOJ could surveil Donald Trump and spy on an American citizen. Its just not the way we normally think of our FBI and DOJ officials in fact the mass majority of them are great patriots serving their country We believe that contrary to his public statements that not only was President Obama aware but his Chief of Staff Denis McDonough had a briefing on August the 12th of 2016. And then there was another briefing in September. The text messages that Ive had the privilege of reviewing and some of the other correlating information which strongly suggests that there was not only information given to the White House but indeed they were involved in drafting some of the action of the Department of Justice and FBI in the fall of 2016. Thats troubling when you see one president allowing their...

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Rep DeSantis Puts Rosenstein on Notice After Deadline Passes: Produce the Comey Memos Stop Stonewalling! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Sunday House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that the House was ready to take action against the DOJ if the requested Comey memos from the FBI.
The documents were already passed by Comey to the media but Congress does not have a copy yet.

Congress needs to impeach these DOJ crooks.

Rep Ron DeSantis (R-FL) put Rosenstein on notice Tuesday evening.

Congressman DeSantis joined Lou Dobbs Tuesday evening to discuss Rosensteins stonewalling of Comeys memos.

Theyre gonna extend the deadline. They should also set at the deadline a contempt hearing for Rosenstein so that Rosenstein knows that if he doesnt meet the deadline we will just hold him in contempt, DeSantis said.

Comey leaked 4 out of the 7 memos he penned stemming from 9 private conversations he had with President Trump.

4 out of 7 memos contained classified information so at minimum Comey leaked 1 classified memo.

Rosenstein needs to be fired and investigated.

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang The Gateway Pundit

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a top secret visit during Easter weekend.

President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un in June or earlier.

POTUS Trump told reporters today his administration has held talks at the highest level recently with Kim Jong Un.

The Hill reported:

CIA Director Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea earlier and met with the nations leader Kim Jong Un, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The shocking, top-secret trip took place during Easter weekend ahead of a possible summit between Trump and Kim later this year to discuss Pyongyangs nuclear program.

Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. had direct talks with North Korea at very high levels but did not provide more details.

We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea, the president said. I really believe theres a lot of good will. Well see what happens, as I always say. Because ultimately its the end result that counts.

He added that the meeting with Kim could take place probably in early June or before that, but cautioned it is hardly a guarantee, based on Kims actions.

Trump has nominated Pompeo as his next secretary of State, though multiple Democratic senators have expressed reticence amid his confirmation process.

The post CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met with Kim Jong Un...

11:16

BARBARA BUSH IS DEAD, AND THE BREITBARTNIKS ARE APPROPRIATELY SOLEMN* (*just kidding) No More Mister Nice Blog

Barbara Bush has died, and among Breitbart commenters, her passing has inspired a period of solemn reflection:

I was hoping she would outlive the Hillda-beast Clinton. Mrs. Bush had more class in her pinky toenail than Clinton and moochelle could have in a lifetime.

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REPUBLICAN FIRST LADIES are nothing but class who know their place in History.

DONKEY First Ladies act like JackAsses consumed with HATE.

Yes, all the Bush's are still BITTER that Little Jeb didn't win.

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Republicans know their place and ride off into the Sunset. Democrats have an ego that demands the never-ending spotlight. We'll never get rid of Bill, Obama, and their First Hags.

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And then there's Al Gore and the Gaffe o' Matic Biden.

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She loved Hillary you jack2$$.

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The Hillda-beast husband don't even love the Hillda-beast, I think Mrs. Bush was just being nice.

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Go blow the progressive Allah Obama's husband Mike

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The entire Bush family voted for Hillary.

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Yup, and why I no longer care for this family and any members. They are pretenders. They are supporters of the deep state that is crushing our country.

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They pretty much have said so. The Clintons and Bushes were very close. Why? How could anybody embrace Hillary or Bill? I figure we know nothing about the extent of the corruption with the Clintons. These families love to portray how much they love the US and how saintly they are. It simply is not true. I am sick of putting these families on pedestals.

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I predict 2018 will claim Bush 1 and Carter, McCain most likely as well.

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The Reaper is right on McCain's trail.

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Nah...The Demons in Hell are working hard to keep the Reaper away from McCain.

After all, there is so much more Evil he can do if kept alive.

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Please let McCain be next.

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3 of the most destructive forces in U.S. history.

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Read"Trance-Formation of America" about the CIA mind control program, MK-Ultra to see what kind of scoundrel Bush Sr. is.

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He was accused of actually being a coward and there has been a great deal of suspicion around his service and his service, for one, She hated conservatives like the whole clan, and the whole family loves the Clinton's, they even voted for the witch, so stop with the load.

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Let us not forget the fathers very suspicious association with the Kennedy assassination and his CIA involvement.

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GHW wa...

10:59

White House Press Briefing U.S. Japan Summit at Mar-a-Lago (Audio and Transcript) The Last Refuge

White House Press Briefing by National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Matthew Pottinger. Todays briefing is happening during a Presidential summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Kudlow is discussing the Continue reading

10:33

Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency: Who Is Nancy A. Norton? [News - AllGov]

Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton took charge of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on February 1, 2018, replacing Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn. DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense responsible for planning, developing, fielding, operating and supporting command, control, communications, and information systems. It serves as the Defense Departments IT agency. The agency works to make information virtual and on-demand through its core services, including enterprise services, contracts, spectrum services, network services, voice services, information assurance, computing services, and testing. With more than 8,000 military and civilian employees, DISA oversees defense technology programs with an annual budget of more than $10 billion.

 

Norton is from Oregon, growing up in Coquille and Roseburg. She graduated from Roseburg High School in 1982 and went to Portland State University, where she earned a B.S. in general science in 1986. Norton subsequently earned an M.S. in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994 and an M.A. in national security and strategic studies at the Naval War College in 2008.

 

Norton originally had her eyes on a medical career, so she joined the Navy after earning her bachelors degree to save money for medical school. However, she grew to love the communications field she entered in the Navy and made a career of it. She was commissioned as a general unrestricted line officer in 1987.  Nortons early duty stations included the Naval Communications Area Master Station Eastern Pacific in Hawaii, and the Naval Telecommunications Center in Fallon, Nevada. In 2004-2005, she was in Bahrain, where she commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain. She later directed communications for Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and for the U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Forces Europe.

 

She served as chief of Naval operations strategic studies group fellow in Newport, Rhode Island, from 2010 to 2012.

 

In 2013, Norton was promoted to rear admiral and named director for command, control, communications and cyber for the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. She was transferred to the Pentagon in 2015 as director of the Warfare Integration Directorate in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

 

Norton was named vice director of DISA in 2017 in preparation for taking over as the agencys director.

 

She has recommended the followi...

10:20

White Privilege Billboards Pop Up In Portland The Gateway Pundit

A group called Equity In Action has rented 25 billboard spaces throughout Portland for rich, guilty, white liberals to absolve themselves of their inner racism and feel like theyre doing something positive. For the rest of us, however, we just get to sit back and laugh at these idiots.

The billboard themes, which read Portland is your WHITE FRAGILITY showing?, Who is allowed the presumption of innocence?, and Where was my presumption of innocence appear to center around two specific events; One where Terrell Johnson was shot by police after he was threatening people with a knife at a transit station before running away from the cops, and Larnell Bruce, who was run over by a couple of white people out front of a 7-11 after an argument with his girlfriend.

Somehow these incidents are the fault of all white people in Portland.

A website called the PDX Billboard Project, run by Equity In Action, states their mission as such:

The PDX Billboard Project is a multifaceted public ad campaign highlighting racial disparities in access to power structures and policy, as well as media coverage and representation within institutions throughout the Portland area.

Through this campaign, we hope to demand public attention for the unjust nature of the deaths of Terrell Johnson and Larnell Bruce Jr. at the hands of law enforcement and white supremacists, and ignite change in policy and policing that criminalizes and victimizes certain members of our communit...

10:12

McConnell Kills Bill Protecting Mueller from Firing: Well Not Be Having This on the Floor of the Senate Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday he would not bring any bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller to the floor, calling it unnecessary. McConnells announcement effectively killed a bill meant to shield Mueller which was introduced last week by a bipartisan group of senators, called the Special Counsel []

10:07

McConnell Shuts Down Bill to Protect Dirty Cop Muellers Job The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down a bipartisan bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Muellers witch hunt job.

McConnell says he will not hold a floor vote on the bill even if it gets approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

AP reported:

McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller.

Well not be having this on the floor of the Senate, McConnell said on Fox News.

His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several GOP senators saying the bill is unconstitutional. Others said its simply not good politics to try and tell Trump what to do, likening the legislation to poking the bear.

Last week, GOP snakes Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis from North Carolina joined with Democrats to introduce a bill to protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller.

Robert Mueller isnt a king. He is not immune from criticism or from being fired.

In fact, the whole point of a special counsel is to avoid a conflict of interest which clearly Mueller has being that hes buddies with Comey.

Just like GOP Rep Louie Gohmert recently said, not only does Mueller need to be fired, he needs to be investigated for his role in the Uranium One scandal.

There is nobody in America that needs firing more than Mueller, Gohmert said.

He needs not only to be fired, he needs to be investigated for his part in helping the Clinton Foundation make $145 million from the sale of Uranium when nobody knew more than Mueller did about the investigation, about the Russian efforts to get our Uranium. He participated. He needs to be the target, not investigating, Gohmert continued.

 Gohmert also called for Rosenstein to be fired and investigated....

10:00

How Are Arizona And New Jersey Shaping Up For The Republicans This Cycle? DownWithTyranny!




When Trent Franks retired in December after a sexual harassment scandal, I told a friend of mine to calm down, saying that the district is so red that if it flipped-- or even got close to flipping-- the GOP would have to pack it in and forget the idea of even an effective minority next year. The PVI is R+13 and Trump beat Hillary 58.1% to 37.0%. Romney and McCain even did slightly better than Trump did. This is really Republican district in the suburbs and exurbs west and northwest of Phoenix. It includes Sun City, Peoria, Litchfield Park and Surprise. In 2016 Franks beat Democrat Clair Van Steenwyk 71.1% to 28.9%.

Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R) faces off against emergency room physician Hiral Tipirneni (D) April 24. As of the April 4 FEC reporting deadline Tipirneni outraised Lesko $734,937 to $564,404. The NRCC, the NRC, Ryan's Congressional Leadership PAC and the right-wing Defend US PAC spent $1,125,575 in the district. It's a district the GOP has never spent a dime on before. Lesko has been endorsed by Franks, Ted Cruz, Steve King, Jim Jordan, Mark Meadow, Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio and others from the far, far right.

Emerson College released a poll yesterday that shows a dead heat-- 46% (Tipirneni) to 45% (Lesko), quite the swing from Trump's 21 point win. And it's all about independents abandoning the GOP, favoring Tipineni 42% to 28%. Tipineni's favorable rating is 49% and Lesko's is 45%.

There was another poll released Monday, all the way on the other side of the country. This one was by Monmouth and it reported pretty bad news for the GOP in New Jersey. Remember, the PVI is D+7 and Hillary beat Trump statewide 2,148,278 (55.5%) to 1,601,933 (41.4%)-- 13 counties to Trump's 9. But the way the congressional districts are drawn has given the Democrats only 7 seats to the GOPs 5. The new poll. In the new poll, Democrats have a 19 point advantage among registered voters, putting all 5 Republican seats in jeopardy. The single biggest factor is Trump's drag on Republicans in the state. "The recently enacted feder...

09:46

BREAKING: Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92 Weasel Zippers

Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018

09:45

New Gun Control Measures in Delaware Face Stiff Opposition Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Delaware legislators are considering new gun control measures, but a town hall meeting Monday showed if they are to be passed, it will be done in the face of passionate opposition. Most of the 400 people at a bipartisan town hall in Middletown, Del., opposed several new gun control proposals in the []

09:44

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes Away at 92 The Gateway Pundit

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has died.
She was 92.

Description=Vice President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, arrive in New Orleans for the 1988 Republican National Convention. August 1988 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Barbara Bush was wife of President George H. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush and California Governor Jeb Bush.

Here is an epic video of Barbara at Wellesley College commencement.

Barbara Bushs granddaughter Jenna spoke about her grandmother this morning.

Barbara Bush rest in peace.

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09:40

Master of The Universe Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses New Responsibility: Space Traffic Management The Last Refuge

Come back to this video if you dont have the time to watch the whole thing.  As most readers are aware Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a massive portfolio of big issue responsibilities within President Trumps administration. The reason Secretary Continue reading

09:11

STORMY DANIELS Caught Lying About Her Mysterious Harasser Who Looks JUST LIKE Her Ex-Husband The Gateway Pundit

Stormy Daniels said in a 60 Minutes interview that a mystery man approached her in a parking lot while she was with her then-infant daughter and threatened her in an effort to silence her about her sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

On Tuesday morning, as reported by TGPs Cristina Laila, Stormy Daniels released a rough sketch of the man who allegedly threatened her in 2011. (screenshot below)

The sketch sparked a social media frenzy.

However, after a closer look at the harasser it is clear that either Stormy Daniels was lying to 60 Minutes or shes lying today.

Here is what Stormy Daniels said on 60 Minutes.

His face is burned in my memory, Daniels explained.

Daniels described the man as well dressed, and said he wore a suit. Daniels described him as up to six feet tall and lean but fit.

I thought he was someones husband, Daniels said, noting that she thought he was kind of cute.

But today Stormy says the harasser looks like a thug in a hoodie.

Either Stormy Daniels was lying to 60 Minutes or shes lying today.
Which is it?

Then again It could be her ex-husband.

The post...

09:00

Starbucks Is Shutting Down 8,000 Stores For The Day To Prove Theyre Not Racist Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Starbucks is shutting down all 8,000 stores for one day to offer racial bias education training to employees, the company announced Tuesday afternoon. The 8,000 company-owned stores will close down May 29 to educate employees on how not to discriminate against people in their stores. During that afternoon, about 175,000 employees will []

08:52

Eric Holder to Help Starbucks Train Employees For Racial Bias Education Day The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, Starbucks announced it will be closing 8,000 stores on May 29 so 175,000 employees can attend a training program that will address implicit bias, promote inclusion and help prevent discrimination, NBC reports.

Eric Holder was tapped as one of the experts to assist with training the employees. Thats all you need to know.

NBC reported:

Starbucks said Tuesday it will be closing all of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. during the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial-bias education program.

Ive spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it, Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, said in a statement Tuesday. While this is not limited to Starbucks, were committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.

Some 8,000 of the companys U.S.-based locations will participate so that nearly 175,000 employees attend the training program that will address implicit bias, promote inclusion and help prevent discrimination.

We will learn from our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for every customer, Howard Schultz, executive chairman for the brand, said in a statement.

Far left groups such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the NAACP will be assisting with the reeducation camp.

Former Attorney General Eric Fast and Furious Holder will also be working with Starbucks to train emp...

08:40

Robert Muellers Warning: Many News Stories On Trump-Russia Probe Are Wrong Weasel Zippers

Mueller teams upset that media isnt doing just what they leak? Theyre making up their own stuff? Via Washington Times Special counsel Robert Muellers office is warning that many news articles on the Trump-Russia probe have been wrong. The statement from a spokesperson did not single out particular stories. But the warning did come after []

08:20

Heres Why You Shouldnt Necessarily Believe The Racism Claims Against Starbucks Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Wire: Starbucks is in the process of being consumed by the liberal pitchfork mob it spent years placating. Its certainly tempting to sit back and enjoy the schadenfreude. But my disdain for pitchfork mobs is greater than my disdain for liberal corporations, so I will now do something I never thought I would []

08:09

Kudlow Delivers Bad News to GOPe, Sasse and Donohue: TPP Talk was a Thought, Not a Policy The Last Refuge

Too funny.  The one constant in an ever-changing financial universe has been Donald Trumps three-decade-long position on U.S. trade and Main Street economic policy.  However, despite this reality the Wall Street purchased politicians continue to think their opposition to Trump Continue reading

07:47

Attorney-Client Privilege May Be the First Casualty of the Michael Cohen Investigation The Intercept

Manhattan attorney Lynne Stewart, center, speaks to news media after leaving the United States Courthouse on April 9, 2002, in New York City. Stewart and three other people were indicted that day. She was later released on $500,000 bond.

07:46

Corbyn VS Corker by David Swanson + Wilkerson: War Powers is the Surest Way to Tyranny Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy April 17, 2018 Five years ago, the British Parliament said no to an attack on Syria that its prime minister wanted to join the U.S. president in launching. That action, combined with public pressure, was instrumental in getting the U.S. Congress to make clear that it []

07:45

Shortly After Publishing Soros Story, The Gateway Pundit Under Fire By Massive DDoS Attacks Originating In California The Gateway Pundit

The Gateway Pundit has been under constant DDoS attack for the past two days from an unknown source originating in California, DC, and Seattle. A DDoS (short for distributed denial of service) attack is a cyber attack that floods a website with so much fake traffic that the server that the infrastructure that hosts the website is unable to function, shutting the site down and providing unreliable service. Its a very common tool used by malicious leftists, the Drudge Report was targeted with a similar attack last year.

The attacks against Gateway Pundit have been ongoing since April 15th, when Jim Hoft published a widely-shared article about George Soros targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Nearly immediately, we were hit with over 140,000 hacking attempts along with continuing DDoS attacks that have persisted through today.

Since then, we have been hard at work to implement full protections on our site to make sure these attacks do not have the crippling effect that they are meant to have.

If the Gateway Pundit site is responding slower than usual, please bear with us as we strengthen our infostructure against these attacks.

Similarly, you may notice that posting Gateway Pundit stories on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter may not be working correctly, this is because those sites are currently not able to properly scrap data from our site as the result of increased security measures we had to put in place.

We are fighting through this latest attack and hope to be back to normal soon.

We will not be silenced for publishing the truth.

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07:36

U.S. Magazines Shun Melania Trump, Fawned Endlessly Over Michelle Obama Weasel Zippers

Imagine if Trump was a Democrat. Via NY Post: Magazines are showing no love for Melania Trump. The internet was in a tizzy last week when actor James Woods pointed out via Twitter that the first lady hasnt been a muse for the magazine industry since her husband, President Trump, took office. Woods tweeted: If the Trumps []

07:33

Brookdale Professor Under Investigation after Cursing Conservative Student in Class (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

A Brookdale Community College professor came under fire this week after he screamed at a conservative student, F*ck your life! during class.

The college opened an investigation on Sociology professor Howard Finkelstein after video was posted online of him slamming his hand on a desk and screaming profanity at a conservative student.

AppNews reported:

Brookdale Community College is investigating a sociology professor after one of his students said the teacher was targeting him for being conservative.

The situation came to a head last week during a discussion about sexual harassment, Brookdale student Christopher Lyle said.

During the exchange, professor Howard Finkelstein slammed his hand on a desk and told Lyle, f your life, which was caught on video by another student.

Brookdale spokeswoman Avis McMillon said she could not comment because of the ongoing investigation. Finkelstein was not immediately available for comment.

But Lyle said the harassment has been happening all semester in Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication: The Person and the Process.

He said he believes hes being targeted because hes a conservative who supports President Donald Trump. He said he also believes that the negative attention has impacted his grade in the class.

According to USMC blog several students have quit class due to the professors abusive outbursts.

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07:22

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe Summit Discussion North Korea Trump: direct talks started The Last Refuge

Weve also started talking with North Korea directly. We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea. I really believe theres a lot of good will. Well see what happens, as I always say. Continue reading

07:07

Bernie Sanderss Latest Criticism of Israel Signals an Actual Debate Coming in 2020 The Intercept

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has been increasingly vocal on the need to recognize the rights of the Palestinian people, laid out a vision for United States policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday that is far more sympathetic to the rights of Palestinians than the pro-Israel orthodoxy that dominates both major parties.

Sanders, speaking at the national conference of the Middle East advocacy group J Street in Washington, D.C., called on the U.S. to adopt a more balanced policy toward Israel-Palestine. He condemned recent Israeli attacks on nonviolent protesters, called for an alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and even threw in some harsh words for Arab autocrats who express concern for Palestinians but dont put their money where their mouth is.

Sanders may be veering away from the establishment line, but hes still far from being the ally many Palestinians look for in U.S. policymakers. He opposes the boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign, or BDS, a Palestinian-led movement that aims to hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law, including the expansion of settlements. Sanders has also consistently voted in favor of U.S. military aid to Israel. The U.S. gives billions of dollars in military aid to Israel every year, and generally shields the country from accountability at the United Nations. But in a political system where mainstream politicians in both major parties usually shy away from any vocal criticism of Israeli human rights abuses, the fact that a leading presidential contender and member of the Senate Democratic leadership is willing to do so is noteworthy and a sign that debate in the U.S. is shifting.

To oppose the reactionary policies of Benjamin Netanyahu does not make us anti-Israel, Sanders said to standing applause, opening his remarks. He first spoke at J Streets national conference last year, using that address to applaud the Obama administration for refusing to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution that was critical of Israels settlements, and to encourage a more balanced policy in the Middle East. J Street is an organization that seeks to change the U.S. conversation on Israel and Palestine by organizing within the American Jewish community; it has courted a number of federal politicians to advocate for a two-state solution, but it is far less influential than the hawkish American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.

Sanderss appearance at J Street was significant in a number of ways. The fact that a popular national politician appeared two years in a row at the conference helped bring a national spotlight to the relatively niche organization. And considering that Sanders is a...

06:50

Media Silent As Women In Europe March Against Increasing Rape By Refugees [VIDEO] The Gateway Pundit

Saturday, women gathered in Austrias capital to protest against the ever-growing rape epidemic in Europe. Left-wing activists from Europes ANTIFA wing attempted to shut-down the demonstration until the police had to intervene. I guess they dont believe in the #MeToo movement?

That didnt stop left-wing activists, however, with some demonstrators throwing eggs at the female marchers.

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Posted by Patrioten Fr Heimat Und Tradition on Saturday, April 14, 2018

More viaWochenBlick [Translated]:

After introductory speeches at the Vienna Ballhausplatz, the protesters marched peacefully towards the German Embassy. In this way, they wanted to express their solidarity with further German protests against asylum and immigrant violence!

During several speeches at Ballhausplatz, clear criticism was made of the noticeable increase in asylum-seeking violence against the weakest in our society. I want our children to live as safe as we once were able to, said one Viennese woman. 

Sharp criticism also had Viennas mayor Michael Hupl (SP) and the Greek-born deputy mayor Maria Vassilakou (Greens). Hupl was apparently more important to drive with the Bim to the splash-drinking than to take care of the concerns of its citizens, stressed a speaker. Also a subject: The scandalous judgment of Tullnand the...

06:42

2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced: Collection Of Far-Left Hacks, Anti-Trump Activists, And Social Justice Warriors The Gateway Pundit

Despite 2017 being a banner year for conservative media and conservative journalism, youll notice one major pattern with the announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes: conservatives need not apply.

Nearly every category was won by a far leftist news source or far left individual. Nearly all organizations that won, The New York Times and Washington Post among them, are fully staffed by individuals who dont just hate the President but have been tirelessly working to discredit the Administration and flood the media cycle with far-left anti-conservative propaganda. You also have Ryan M. Kelly, a photographer who attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville (a goldmine for the progressive dogmas) and Andrew Sean Greer, a gay man who has been a vocal mouthpiece for SJW causes since he entered the scene. And then, out of nowhere, you have Kendrick Lamar who won for his virtuosic (their words, not ours) album titled DAMN.

Thats right. Kendrick Lamar. The musician who made a recent career of vitriolically attacking the President and anyone else who actually believes in American values. Breitbart writer Jerome Hudson wrote a wonderful breakdown of a few of these genius tracks on Lamars album:

On the first track, Blood, Lamar takes a swipe by sampling audio of two Fox News reporters reciting anti-police lyrics from his Black Lives Matter anthem Alright  And they hate popough, I dont like it which he performed standing atop a police car at the 2015 BET Awards.

The second song, DNA, sees another Fox News audio sampling: Hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years.

 Lamar takes aim at Geraldo Rivera on the third song, YAH, noting that his niece watched the Fox correspondent criticizing her famous uncle.

The Grammy-winner doubled down on politics on LUST, recounting the feeling of watching the news in the hopes that Donald Trump had not won the election.

We all woke up, tryna t...

06:37

Golden Ticket Summit Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Trump Meet at Mar-a-Lago The Last Refuge

President Donald Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a summit at Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.  The President and PM Abe have a long-standing friendship. Among the topics for the summit will be ongoing U.S./Japan trade initiatives, and Continue reading

06:35

Pelosi Slams Trump For Acting Above The Law With Airstrikes In Syria Weasel Zippers

Oddly enough, Pelosi didnt criticize Obama after he attacked Libya. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters in San Francisco on Sunday that President Donald Trump had behaved as if he were above the law in ordering precision strikes on Friday targeting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assads chemical weapons infrastructure. Trump ordered the strikes after []

06:28

Study: Almost 90% of Refugees Still Not Working After 2 Years in The Netherlands The Gateway Pundit

A recent study found that almost 90% of refugees are still not working after 2 1/2 years in The Netherlands.

The refugees found that they make as much money sitting at home as they do at low skilled jobs.

A 2017 study found similar numbers in Austria.
And a German study found only 1 in 5 refugees were working.

Voice of Europe reported:

Refugees with a residence permit barely have a job, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports. Almost 90% of refugees, who received their residence permit in 2014, were unemployed two and a half years later, according to figures from the Dutch statistics office CBS.

While 11% of refugees do work, a large majority of them still dont have a full-time job. After two and a half years only 15% are fully employed. The group mostly consists of Syrians and Eritreans: 75% of refugees come from one of those two countries.

Dutch migration researcher Jan van de Beek, tells De Telegraaf that a lot of migrants didnt have decent education. According to Van de Beek especially low skilled jobs are unattractive for migrants because sometimes the benefits they receive are just as high as the income from a low skilled job.

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06:21

Crooked Comey Responds to Trumps Jail Threats The Gateway Pundit

President Trump unleashed on James Comey Sunday morning in a ferocious tweetstorm and even threatened the former FBI chief with jail for leaking classified information.

On Tuesday, James Comey responded to Trumps jail threats in an NPR interview.

On Sunday morning Trump threatened Comey with jail.

Trump tweeted: The big questions in Comeys badly reviewed book arent answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didnt they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabes $700,000 & more?

On Tuesday, fired FBI Director James Comey responded to Trumps jail threat in an interview with NPR saying its not normal, and its not OK for the president to be tweeting a private citizen should be put in jail.

Poor Comey!

He misled the FISA court when he signed off on a FISA application to extend a spy warrant on Trump knowing the dossier was a piece of garbage paid for by Hillary but hes the innocent victim.

Comey leaked classified information to the liberal media and may have also perjured himself, but lets all feel sorry for this innocent boy scout.

Crooked Comey also exonerated Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information before interviewing 17 witnesses, including Hillary Clinton a...

06:17

REPORT: Media Research Center Reveals How Social Media Giants Were Caught In Massive Conservative Censorship [VIDEO] The Gateway Pundit

NewsBusters has recently released a detailed report about how the major tech giants of Silicon Valley have been caught time and time again in ploys to censor conservative thought and opinion online. Unfortunately, theyve done this with incredible success over the years. Just in the past few months, Gateway Pundit has been subjected to Facebook shadowbans, unexplained YouTube suspensions, and has had the Twitter accounts of various writers hidden from public view.

In the detailed Media Research Center report, Dan Gainor and Ashley Rae Goldenberg outline how each and every one of these tech giants has used their ability to control the flow of information and silence conservative viewpoints from the public.

Yesterday evening, Fox News Laura Ingraham discussed the state of social media alongside MRCs Brent Bozell. Among the findings, claims from former employees that Facebook hides conservative content from the trending section were backed up by a detailed study, Ingraham said. Google, YouTube, and Twitter partner with leftist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, that hate conservatives. And check this out. Of the 25 members on the panel that guides Twitters policies, 12 are liberals and there is only one conservative. I cant believe there is one.

Its 50 pages documenting what conservatives have been suggesting has been happening. This is it sounds hyperbolic, but Laura, this is true, he said. This is emerging, the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man. Now let me explain this. The left is on a jihad against conservative thought. Bozell went on to explain that the war on conservative thought and opinion is  happening in academia, in entertainment, in business, religion, everywhereNow theyre going to the social media giants. These social media giants have audiences of the billions.

Read the full Media Research Center report here.

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06:08

Albuquerque, New Mexico Passes Immigrant Friendly Measures To Stop Feds From Deporting Illegals Weasel Zippers

Weak. TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) The U.S. city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that make it harder for federal officials to deport illegal immigrants, a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funding from cities that took such steps. Albuquerques majority-Democratic council voted 6-3 in favor of a []

06:00

Yes, As You Already Know, Alan Grayson Is Running For Congress Again... Thank God DownWithTyranny!


DWT readers who pay attention-- even a little attention-- are aware that Alan Grayson is running for Congress again. For one thing, Blue America endorsed him and has been raising money for his campaign. So far 77 Blue America members have contributed. I hope more start doing so when Alan makes his official announcement in a couple of weeks. Yesterday, though, FloridaPolitics.com did some sleuthing and announced that he definitely is running and raised $192,000 in the first quarter. They even quote Grayson: "I am running for the U.S. House of Representatives."
Grayson, who served one term representing Floridas 10th Congressional District and two representing Floridas 9th Congressional District in Central Florida, is officially filed to run in Floridas 11th Congressional District this time. However, he has insisted for more than a year that is just a holding spot for his paperwork, so that he can raise money while assessing his options.

In the latest reports, Graysons committee raised $192,018, including $71,358 in contributions so small that they need not be itemized. The committee also spent $53,567, and entered April with $694,967 in the bank.

The progressive Democratic hardliner pointed out that, thanks in part to redistricting, he has represented constituents now scattered about six different congressional districts, including CD 11, CD 10, and CD 9, as well as Floridas 6th, 7th, and 8th Congressional Districts.

His last two terms were in CD 9, which now covers south Orange County, Osceola County and eastern Polk County, and now is represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto. Sotos campaign has been bracing for him to put up a pr...

05:57

Stunning An Official End To The Korean War Planned for Next Week The Last Refuge

There was a possibility widely discussed and debated a year ago, where President Trumps geopolitical doctrine of using economic leverage for national security would create the leverage for a denuclearized North Korea.  And eventually the economic value for a unified Continue reading

05:38

Marker To Honor North Carolina Farm Tract That Housed Jewish Refugees Weasel Zippers

Via Star News: A new state highway historical marker, honoring a Pender County farm tract that served as a refuge from Nazi Germany, will be unveiled Wednesday afternoon outside Burgaw. A commemoration ceremony for the Van Eeden colony at 2 p.m. at the Pender County Public Library will precede the unveiling. Among the expected speakers []

05:22

Robert Mueller Office Warns Many Stories About our Investigation Have Been Inaccurate The Last Refuge

An interesting release from the spokesperson for Robert Mueller comes against the backdrop of the renewed Michael Cohen travel to Prague story being pushed by Fusion-GPS and Glenn Simpson. According to the Washington Times via Robert Mueller: What I have Continue reading

05:10

Trump Asks Arab States To Create Force To Replace U.S. Troops In Syria Weasel Zippers

The Arab states need skin in the game. Via Daily Wire: According to The Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration is communicating with friendly Arab nations about creating an Arab force to replace the U.S. military contingent in Syria. National Security Advisor John Bolton has reportedly spoken to Abbas Kamel, Egypts acting intelligence chief about []

04:54

LAWYERS ARE TRUMP'S SUBSTITUTE FOR COMPETENCE No More Mister Nice Blog

The point Gwenda Blair is trying to make in this Politico piece is that Donald Trump has always relied on thuggish lawyers to strong-arm those who get in his way, which is obviously true. She thinks this M.O. isn't working for Trump in Washington:

... whenever Trump has seen anything that he thinks poses the slightest risk to his business or his reputation, he has sicced a lawyer on the offending party. Often such threats arrive in the form of a letter on heavy, cream-colored stationery, adorned with an embossed gold T and declaring that unless the addressee ceases and desists from all objectionable behavior, the Trump Organization intends to pursue said person to the full extent of the law, i.e., sue his or her pants off. I know. I got one of those missives when I published my book.

Sometimes, as in my case, the threat is all that happens. Other times, an actual lawsuit ensues.... According to an ongoing USA Today tally, as of April 2018, the Trump Organization has been involved in more than 4,000 lawsuits, far more than any other real estate developeror any president, for that matter.

Apparently, after entering the White House, Trump felt entitled to the same robust legal protection that he enjoyed in his 26th floor office at Trump Tower. But things havent worked out that way.
But I think Trump has relied on lawyers for more than muscle. Alongside his older daughter and his adult sons, lawyers have functioned as Trump's brain. Blair writes:
Most business executives tend to be lawyer-dependent, but for the better part of 50 years, lawyers have done everything for Trump except have his children. They have finagled unprecedented tax abatements, kept him going through multiple corporate bankruptcies (and out of personal bankruptcy), protected his finances from public scrutiny. They are so entwined with every aspect of his public and private life, it is unimaginable that Trump could have gotten anywhere close to where he is today without them....

Sometimes things have gone badly for Trumphis football venture failed, and in an ensuing lawsuit, he received only a humiliating $3 in damages. But even when his ventures have tanked (Trump Air, Trump Vodka, Trump Mortgage, his casinos, the Plaza Hotel, Trump Soho Hotel, and a string of never-opened Trump-branded ventures in Argentina, Brazil and Canada, among other places), to all appearances, lawyers have kept him solvent.
What your Trump-loving relatives don't understand about Trump is that he has only the vaguest notion of how to do the things he wants done. His lawyers understand the details. He doesn't. Trump knows the victories he wants, and he expects his lawyers to wrest them from the other affected parties. They find a way (or f...

04:45

Comedian Files Restraining Order Against Trump Over Fears He Will Start A Nuclear War Weasel Zippers

Triggered! Via The Hill: Comedian Maria Bamford has filed legal paperwork seeking a restraining order against President Trump, TMZ reported Monday. Bamford is reportedly asking a judge for an order that would require the president to stay at least 1,000 yards away from her. She cited fears of nuclear war, specifically referencing a tweet from []

04:30

Dog gets carted off in cop car for being a dog, becomes internet hero Fellowship of the Minds

Im all for controlling your animals. Yet they will be just that, at times, animals. From Yahoo: A young Ontario woman couldnt resist sharing a photo of her dog, Finn, as he was taken away in a police car after Continue reading

04:15

Trump Is Winning Thats Why The Lefts Unraveling Weasel Zippers

The left wasnt prepared for Hillary to lose. Via Washington Times: President Donald Trump rode into office on the wings, in part, of a promise to clean up the Deep State, drain the swamp and boot from places of influence those whove worked behind the scenes to undo Americas greatness, one unconstitutional usurpation at a []

04:06

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Heres How the Trump Hotel Marked the Occasion. The Intercept

Activists project a message on the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on April 16.

03:53

The Importance Of Keeping Shadowproof Afloat Shadowproof

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Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters
by Elizabeth King and Siobhan OLeary

Disney Withholds Bonuses As Union Workers Protest Poverty Wages
by Michael Sainato

Oklahoma Teachers Plan Strike For April If Lawmakers Do Not Increase Pay
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03:46

Sketch of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Stormy Daniels Has Twitter Buzzing The Gateway Pundit

Stormy Daniels said in a 60 Minutes interview that a mystery man approached her in a parking lot while she was with her then-infant daughter and threatened her in an effort to silence her about her sexual encounter with Donald Trump.

On Tuesday morning, Stormy Daniels released a rough sketch of the man who allegedly threatened her in 2011. (screenshot below)

Stormy Daniels released the sketch on an appearance with The View.

The response on Twitter was hilarious.

One Twitter user pointed out the sketch looks exactly like Stormys ex-husband.

03:43

Open Thread 2018-18 Moon of Alabama

The post I worked on did not pan out. You are on your own. News & views ...

03:42

With Everyone Focused On Comey, Trump Reformed Welfare Weasel Zippers

Feint left, go right. Via Fox News: When President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform act in 1996, which he negotiated with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, the left claimed people would starve. They didnt. According to the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, between 1996 and 2000, the employment rate for single mothers increased from []

03:23

MO GOP Attorney General Accuses GOP Governor Greitens of Election Violations The Gateway Pundit

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced on Tuesday his office found criminal wrongdoing by Republican Governor Eric Greitens and will pass the information along to the corrupt St. Louis Circuit Attorneys Office.

Hawley will likely be the GOP candidate to take on unpopular Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri in November.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney was already investigating Greitens for an affair he had before running for office.

The corrupt Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner withheld information in the ongoing case and is accused of ethical violations.
Gardner is a far left activist who was supported by George Soros in her local race.

FOX2 Now reported:

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office has evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Governor Eric Greitens regarding his involvement with the charity The Mission Continues.

The attorney generals office had been investigating possible violations of the states consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.

In the course of this investigation, we have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouris charity laws, Hawley said. To be specific, within the past several days, we have obtained evidence of potential criminal violationsthese potentially criminal acts were committed by Governor Eric Greitens.

Hawley said it appears Greitens used the donor list from The Mission Continues to solicit for campaign donations in his gubernatorial run a felony. The attorney general said the states laws on impeachment mean the governor could be removed from office if hes found to have participated in criminal acts.

At this point it will be very difficult for the Republican governor to recover and may be asked to leave office.

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03:20

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Banning Abortions Over Down Syndrome Weasel Zippers

Dems cry war on women! in 3 2 1 Via The Hill: The Pennsylvania House on Monday passed a bill to ban abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis in the fetus. The GOP-backed bill passed with bipartisan support in a 139-56 vote, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. The bill now heads to the Senate []

03:00

Supreme Court Sides With Immigrant Facing Deportation, Gorsuch Casts Deciding Vote Weasel Zippers

Im inclined to agree with Gorsuch. The problem is that it should have said if convicted of a felony or something definitive. Crime of violence is vague and doesnt generally include burglary. Via Washington Examiner: The Supreme Court has sided with an immigrant convicted of residential burglary and facing deportation and found the term crime []

02:47

Global Warming Can Wait=> UN Ambassador on Climate Change Takes Private Jet to Coachella The Gateway Pundit

In 2014 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated Academy Award-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio as a UN Ambassador to Peace with a focus on Climate Change.

Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio even opened up the UN Climate Summit in 2014.

Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed flying in his private jet to Coachella this week.

Global Warming can wait.

Via Chet Cannon:

Of course, theres a large gap between DiCaprios words and actions.
Heres Dicaprio in 2014 on his way to the World Cup.

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02:24

Supreme Court Hands Trump Defeat on Deporting Criminal Immigrants Gorsuch Sides With Liberals on Court The Gateway Pundit

Trump nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with liberals on the Supreme Court to hand President Trump a defeat on his plan to deport criminal immigrants.

The Supreme Court was conflicted on the definition of violent criminal actions.

This was an old case where the court came to a 4-4 tie.
Gorsuch sided with the Democrats this time.
Business Insider reported:

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced.

The courts 5-4 decision an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation a virtual certainty for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court.

The decision is a loss for President Donald Trumps administration, which has emphasized stricter enforcement of immigration law. In this case, President Barack Obamas administration took the same position in the Supreme Court in defense of the challenged provision.

With the four other conservative justices in dissent, it was the vote of the Trump appointee that was decisive in striking down the provision at issue. Gorsuch did not join all of Kagans opinion, but he agreed with her that the law could not be left in place.

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02:17

The Stormy Sketch Is Out And Peoples Guesses Are In Weasel Zippers

NEW: Stormy Daniels and her attorney @MichaelAvenatti reveal a sketch of the man she says threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/21sZP5rELw The View (@TheView) April 17, 2018 So dumb. She cant remember how tall he is, but seven years later she can give that detail of his []

02:00

Which Party Hates Its Own Grassroots More? DownWithTyranny!

McConnell salutes West Virginia grassroots Republican voters

Third party Super PACs spent $7,343,577 tearing apart Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. $6,552,448 of that came from Mitch McConnelll's Senate Leadership PAC. McConnell had so sullied Moore's reputation that when he won the primary against the establishment candidate, he couldn't win the general election. Despite Alabama's statewide PVI of R+14 and despite Trump having crushed Hillary in the state 1,318,255 (62.1%) to 729,547 (34.4%), Democrat Doug Jones still beat him 673,896 (50.0%) to 651,972 (48.3%)on December 12, 2017. Moore could not overcome all the negativity from fellow Republicans.

But it isn't just the corrupt Republican establishment waging this kind of warfare against its own Outside-the-Beltway grassroots. The Democrats do the exact something. The DCCC attacks on Laura Moser in Texas and Levi Tillemann in Colorado are examples of the same kind of ugliness. The DCCC would rather lose to a Republican than win with a progressive.

And now Alex Isenstadt reported in Politico over the weekend that Miss McConnell is up to his tricks again, this time in West Virginia. Watch:



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01:43

President Trump Furious At California Gov. Jerry Brown: The High Crime Rate Will Only Get Higher Without National Guard The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported by Gateway Pundit, California governor Jerry Brown initially agreed to President Trumps plan of deploying the National Guard along the swiss-cheese like border between California and Mexico which resulted in rare praise from the President on Twitter:

President Trump thanked Governor Jerry Brown for sending the National Guard to the California-Mexico border. Despite Gov. Brown agreeing to accept federal funds and add about 400 troops, Brown asserted that the deployed troops will only be used to support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers and not be used for enforcing federal immigration laws. Also in his statement, Gov Brown stated, This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.

Yesterday, we reported that California legislators back-tracked on Browns double-sided welcoming of the National Guard as they found it too closely tied to immigration. Today, President Trump is furious and in sharp contrast to the Presidents earlier tweet commending Gov. Brown for approving the National Guard, Trump lashed out at the governor derailing him for not looking for safety and security along their very porous border. President Trump went further to point out the high crime rate in many parts of California that are in no small part the result of illegals stating, the high crime rate will only get higher.

 

 

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01:43

Dicks Sporting Goods Not Only Not Selling AR-15s And Other Rifles, Theyre Destroying Them Weasel Zippers

Via Twitchy: Youd think Dicks Sporting Goods would have figured out by now that playing along with this so-called boycott is not exactly great for business but nope. Hey, far be it for us to tell them how to ruin, err, run their business but this seems needlessly stupid. Like most boycotts. Well, THATLL []

01:22

Amazon warehouse workers pee in bottles to avoid being punished for taking breaks Fellowship of the Minds

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, may be the worlds richest person, with a net worth of about $112 billion. But workers in his warehouses are so desperate to keep their jobs that they dont even Continue reading

01:21

VIDEO: Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer Promises to RAISE TAXES if Democrats Win Congress The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told CNBC that if Democrats regain the majority after the 2018 election, they will look to raise taxes.

The 2018 tax filing deadline is today Tuesday April 17.

CNBC: Are you looking at raising the tax rate again on the highest earners?

Democrat Steny Hoyer: I think certainly well look to have revenues as opposed to simply creating more debt. This bill is going to create debt. Obama created and previous presidents created.

Democrats like to use the term revenues when they are talking about raising taxes today. It is one of their word games like the Affordable care act.

Over 4,000,000 working Americans will receive Trump tax reform bonuses this year.
Democrats want to take that away.

Democrats proposed a trillion dollar tax hike in March.

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01:09

Report: North Korea, South Korea Set To Announce Official End To 65-Year-Long War Weasel Zippers

Historic. Via Daily Wire: Hostilities on the Korean peninsula ended on July 27, 1953, but the war didnt. On that day, the U.S., North Korea and China signed an armistice agreement designed to insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved, []

01:03

WINNING! Kroger Announces 11,000 New Jobs, Increased Wages, Education Benefits Thanks to TRUMP Tax Cuts The Gateway Pundit

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen announced Monday that the Republicans tax cut has allowed the company to raise wages and invest in its employees.

McMullen made the announcement on CNBC on Monday.

Democrats promise to take these tax cuts and benefits away if they take over Congress.

For the record Every Democrat voted NO to the Trump tax cuts.

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00:43

Hannity Tells His Side Of The Cohen Story Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Fox News Sean Hannity mocked the media for their hysteria over the revelation that he was supposedly a client of Michael Cohen Monday. Am I surprised by any of this? No, of course not, because this is with the media in this country does, Hannity said. Let me set the record straight. []

00:37

Politicized by Trump, Teachers Threaten to Shake Up Red-State Politics The Intercept

Christine Porter Marsh, front row, second from right, poses with supporters of her run for Senate.

00:30

Illegal alien bus driver in Louisiana crash that killed three sentenced to 15 years in prison Fellowship of the Minds

Not nearly enough time for his crime. From WDSU.com:  (EDGAR, La) Denis Amaya-Rodriguez was sentenced Monday (April 9) to 15 years in prison for killing three people. Rodriguez was driving a bus that crashed into a group of firefighters Continue reading

00:21

Cop-Killer Assata Shakur Gets $15K Check From North Carolina Court Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: A cop killer received a check for over $15,000 from a North Carolina county court in early April for a land deal, according to a Saturday report. Assata Shakur, who is currently on the FBIs list of most-wanted terrorists, received $15,351.39 from New Hanover County as compensation for a land deal with []

00:07

South and North Korea Set to Announce End to 67 Year War in Talks Next Week The Gateway Pundit

North and South Korea are set to announce an end to their 67-year-long war in talks next week.

The announcement was made before a summit next week between Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Koreas Kim Jong Un by the month of May.

CNBC reported:

North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the officially declared military conflict between the two countries, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation.

Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, the newspaper said.

Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty. Geopolitical tensions have occasionally flared up since the armistice, although to date both countries have managed to avoid another devastating conflict.

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00:00

Obamas Justice Dept. Feuded With FBI, Agents Quit As Politics Played Larger Role Weasel Zippers

Via Washington Times: Acrimony between the FBI and the Justice Department was so bad in the waning days of the Obama administration that some agents quit the bureau in frustration, a former G-man says. Fractures which began during the tenure of former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. deepened in the later years, and particularly []

Tuesday, 17 April

23:52

Speaker Ryans Biggest Mistake Was Not Supporting President Trump He Should Step Down from Speakership Now! The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan announced that he is stepping down as Speaker and will not seek re-election in the House of Representatives. He may have higher aspirations but his lack of support for President Trump will ultimately be his downfall.

Speaker Ryan may be planning to run for President someday. He was VP Candidate for losing Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and he is currently Speaker of the House.  However, because of his miscalculations and lack of support of President Trump, odds are that Speaker Ryan will never win a Presidential race.  He totally underestimated the current President at every turn. Ryans lack of support for the President and his massive group of supporters prove Ryan is out of touch with what is important to Americans.

In 2016, during the Presidential campaign Speaker Ryan stated in a call with House Republicans that he will never support then Presidential candidate Trump, and he never has

During the Presidents first year in office, Ryan couldnt contain his disdain for the President. Every time he was with the President he had a horrible smirk on his face.

Ryan never realized how disgusting his actions and lack of support were to Republicans who admire President Trump for his courage and efforts to change America for the better after the eight destructive years of the Obama Administration.  In spite of significant head winds from corrupt Democrats, the media and NeverTrumper Republicans, like Ryan himself, the President succeeded in accomplishing a...

23:51

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 16, 2018 Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 16, 2018

bruce Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:21

Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 16, 2018

Confront the Black Misleader Class at the Polls

Black radical candidates must always keep politics in command, when challenging the misleadership class for the hearts and minds of the Black community. That was one of the themes of the Black Is Back Coalitions Electoral School, convened in St. Louis, Missouri, last week. Listen to nine speakers address the broadest range of issues -- always with the focus on Black self-determination.

Winnie Mandela the Tallest of All

South African freedom fighter Winnie Mandela, who passed away this month at age 81, will outlive in her glory and marvel many of the presidents weve had since 1994, said Ronnie Kasrils, the former chief of intelligence of both the African National Congress and the post-apartheid South African government. She will outlive all of the leaders, barring Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani. Kasrils spoke on The Real News Network.

Only a Fool Believes U.S. on Syria Chemicals

Wed have to be complete morons to believe the scenario painted by the U.S. to justify its latest bombing of Syria, said Stephen Gowans, author of Washingtons Long War on Syria. Speaking on Phil Taylors CIUT radio program, Gowans said the entire western conversation on Syria is baseless. We implicitly assume they that they actually have chemical weapons. They dont having destroyed their stocks under international agreement in 2013-14.

Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour....

23:40

A Black-Robed Counterrevolution Weasel Zippers

Countering the black-robed social justice warriors. Via Washington Times: Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what []

23:18

Flashback: Maxine Waters Slams Comey For Having No Credibility Weasel Zippers

But now that he wrote a book For once, I agree with mad Maxine Waters. Comey has absolutely no credibility.#Comey pic.twitter.com/QyVLjVZHcQ #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 13, 2018

23:16

DEADLINE PASSES for DOJ to Turn Over Unredacted Comey Memos to Congress (Video) The Gateway Pundit

On Sunday House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that the House was ready to take action against the DOJ if the requested Comey memos from the FBI.

Rep.Bob Goodlatte: We dont have the documents yet. We dont have access to the documents but I believe we will have them very soon based upon the discussions that were undertaking. If we do not we are prepared to take additional steps and I believe that people in the administration very much want to have the Congress get these documents so that we can A, conduct our investigation but B, also recognize that right of the Congress and the American people to have access to information so that these investigations, this oversight can be conducted.

The documents were already passed by Comey to the media but Congress does not have a copy yet.
Congress needs to impeach these DOJ crooks.

On Monday night the deadline passed and the Sessions Department of Justice had still not turned over the unredacted Comey memos to Congressional investigators.

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22:58

Islamic State Beheads 14-Year-Old Boy in Jawzjan Province The Gateway Pundit

The Islamic State beheaded a 14-year-old child for helping bring food and water to local security forces.

The victim, identified as Rahimdad, was from the northern Jawzjan province in Afghanistan.
The Khaama Press reported, via Religion of Peace:

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have beheaded a child on charges of helping the security forces in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The local officials confirmed on Tuesday that the incident has takne place in the vicinity of Darzab district, home to several ISIS militants.

Provincial security chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said the child, believed to be 14-year-old, was beheaded by ISIS militants because he was taking food and water to the security forces in the area.

Khashi further added that the victim has been identified as Rahimdad and was helping the security forces voluntarily.

This comes as Afghan and US Special Forces are also busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the terror group in North of the country.

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22:57

Shes Back: Clinton to Fundraise With Possible 2020 Dems Weasel Zippers

Prayers answered. Via NTK: Note to Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and former Secretary of State Jason Kander (D-MO): youll be tied to Hillary Clinton if you run for president in 2020. All three are fundraising with the divisive former secretary of state and presidential nominee in May, according to a BuzzFeed News report published Friday []

14:04

Tucker Carlson: The Point of the Hannity Controversy Is About Hurting Trump and Anyone Close to Trump (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Tucker Carlson blasted liberal judge Kimba Wood for revealing in court that Sean Hannity was listed as one of Michael Cohens client.

Tucker Carlson: Michael Cohen was forced to hand over a list of his clients on a list to a judge. Among those on a list was our friend Sean Hannity in the hour after ours. Judge Kimba Wood ordered Hannitys identity revealed even though Hannity had specifically requested that his name remain private which is his right Keep in mind that Sean Hannity is a talk-show host. Hes not under investigation by anyone for anything. Who he hires as a lawyer and why is nobodys business. No judge has a right to violate his privacy or anybody elses. Those used to be the rules but the rules have changed. The point of the Russian investigation, you may have figured out, is not to find collusion. There was no collusion. Everybody knows that and everybody has always known that. The point is and was to hurt Trump and anyone close to Trump. And by the way its working.

Russia collusion was always a lie.
The media knows it.
The Democrats know it.
Deep State knows it.

The point of the investigation has always been to destroy President Trump and anyone who supported him.

It makes you wonder who is calling the shots in the Democrat Party today. Satan?

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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12:06

WATCH=> GOP Lawmaker DESTROYS Comey, Hillary and McCabe From House Floor as He Lays Out Case For Second Special Counsel The Gateway Pundit

Earlier, Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) announced he would be leading a Special Order on the House Floor Monday night detailing a case for a second Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

Zeldin also wants to know how/why the Clinton probe ended and how/why the Trump-Russia investigation began.

GOP lawmaker Lee Zeldin went off on Hillary Clinton, Comey and McCabe Monday evening.

The DOJ and FBI used Hillarys phony dossier to spy on Trump yet we have a the same corrupt actors leading an investigation into the victim, Donald Trump.

Zeldin says the Trump-Russia probe began simply because Donald Trump won the election.

This video is a must watch. Zeldin puts everything out there for the public to see.

Zeldin even calls out the Uranium One scandal.

VIDEO:

In late February, Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) sent a letter to AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him appoint a Special Counsel to investigate FISA abuses and how/why Hillarys probe ended and Trumps Russia probe began.

The letter reads (partial transcript):

As you know, evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump Russia probe began. Additionally, important questions have been raised with regards to FISA warrants targeting U.S. citizen Carter Page. We write you to urge you today to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate these decisions and activities.

Initially 13 GOP Reps total signed Zeldins letter.

In late March, Rep Lee Zeldin announced House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy both signed his letter demanding a second special counsel.

AG Sessions appointed a special prosecutor named John Huber to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

U.S. Attorney John Huber was first appointed to his position by Barack Obama in 2015.

Rep. Lee Zeldin is correct. We need a second Special...

12:00

Joe DiGenova on Comey: Single-Handedly Destroyed the FBI He Has to be Be Charged with Crimes and for Lying to Congress (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss fired FBI Director James Comeys big Sunday night interview on ABC News.

DiGenova credited Comey with single-handedly destroying the esteemed Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Joe DiGenova: Americas dirty cop has destroyed the integrity, the reputation and the legitimacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation single-handedly by his outrageous performance last night on ABC. It is inconceivable to me that anyone can now think that he performed a legitimate law enforcement function during the investigation of Hillary Clinton. And it is quite obvious that the dossier was a fake document. That it was absolutely purposely used illegitimately by senior officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice. Mr. Comey lied repeatedly last night. And regrettably, he lied to the FISA Court. He encouraged others to lie to the FISA Court. And regrettably, I think Mr. Comey has to be charged with crimes for falsely presenting information to a FISA Court and for apparently lying regularly to Congress.

Via Hannity:

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09:18

Federal Judge Who Rejected Trumps Request For a Restraining Order Over Materials Seized in FBI Raid Officiated George Soros Wedding The Gateway Pundit

Kimba Wood, the federal judge overseeing the Cohen-Trump case rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order on materials seized after KGB FBI agents raided Cohens properties. 

FBI agents raided Cohens home and office looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.

On Friday, President Trump was officially granted intervention in the Cohen case.

Late Sunday night, President Trump opposed allowing the government to review materials seized by FBI KBG agents in their raid of Michael Cohens properties in a court filing.

Federal Judge Kimba Wood made her decision on Monday.

She rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order.

ABC reported:

A federal judge rejected a request from President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a temporary restraining order that would have kept federal prosecutors from reading files seized in raids last week.

Judge Kimba Wood said a government taint team can weed out privileged documents, but she left open the possibility an independent third party could play a role at a later time, in the interest of the perception of fairness.

I have faith in the Southern District prosecutors, that their integrity is unimpeachable, Wood said.

Her ruling came at the end of a hearing attended by Cohen and Stormy Daniels, who sat feet apart but did not appear to interact.

Hows this for a fun fact? The same federal judge who just rejected Trumps request for a temporary restraining order, officiated George Soros wedding in 2013.

It was a very intimate ceremony with only close family members in attendance.

Kimba Wood almost became the first female Attorney General during the Clinton administration in the early 90s.

Hillary Clinton hand-picked Kimba Wood to be on her list of nominees for Bill Clintons...

09:00

FIGURES: Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for #FakeNews Russia Collusion Click-bait Garbage Can Reporting The Gateway Pundit

The Washington Post had quite a year publishing fake news after fake news on the pretend Russian Collusion crap sandwich.

In May 2017 WaPo ran a series of garbage reports on Russia For this they were given a Pulitzer?

The Washington Post got punked  in May when they posted a joke about Putin and Trump and ran it as a legitimate news report!

The DC paper has published screaming headline after headline that turn out to be complete trash.
Even the National Enquirer would be red-faced after at this point.

Its as if the WaPo will print anything for clicks.
Theyve become a click-bait site.

What a disgrace.

Here are the four completely inaccurate reports published by the Trump-bashing Washington Post last year.

1.) The Washington Post was completely off in their fake news reports on Comey asking for more funds to investigate Trump before he was fired.

The Washington Post reported that former FBI Director James Comey sought more resources for his Russia probe just days before he was fired by President Trump.

Too bad the story was complete garbage.

The Department of Justice refuted the report Wednesday saying Comey DID NOT ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for more resourses for the Russian conspiracy probe.

2.) The Washington Post was wrong about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threat...

08:25

OAN Reporter in Syria Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Douma The Gateway Pundit

Pearson Sharp of One America News obtained exclusive access to where the chemical attack was alleged to take place in Douma and is reporting and that after interviewing dozens of people, the consensus by residents is that the incident was staged by the rebels to help them escape.

The stunning on the ground report asserts that they spoke with approximately ten residents about a block away from where the attack was said to have happened and not a single person heard anything that day.

Additionally, the crew visited a rebel headquarters that had been held by Jaish al-Islam until recently.

I got to go down and I explored some of the tunnels in the area. I walked through some of the rooms where they were making weapons weapons manufacturing. There were entire rooms filled with mortars and they were stacked from floor to ceiling. Its shocking to see how much weaponry the terrorists had piled up in that area, Pearson said.

Next, the investigative team went to a nearby square where what appeared to be a Syrian relief convoy was handing out necessities such as food, water and clothing. He estimated that the line to receive aid was at least a thousand people long. Pearson picked dozens of random people to speak to in the line.

I went up random people. I know that there is a lot of concern from people that the residents being interviewed are plants that they are Russian operatives or staged interviews, Pearson said. No one came up to us, and we interviewed probably 30 or 40 people throughout the town. Consistently not one person in the entire town, that we talked, to said that they had seen or heard anything about a chemical attack.

Many of those he spoke to claimed that they were very close by when the attack was said to have happened. One man that he spoke to asserted that he was within 50 meters of the site at the time and did not see any unusual activity.

All of them told me that it was staged by the rebels who were occupying the town at that time. They said that it was a fabrication, that it was a hoax, and when I asked them why they told me that it was because the rebels were desperate and they needed a ploy to help get the Syrian Army off their backs so that they could escape, Pearson reported.

Pearson repeatedly reiterated that this was not his opinion or propaganda, but rather what he was told by residents on the...

08:24

Dem Congressman Calls for Fox News to Fire Sean Hannity The Gateway Pundit

As the media continuously foams at the mouth screaming about how President Donald Trump is a threat to the media, a Democratic lawmaker is now directly calling for Fox News to fire Sean Hannity.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

During an appearance on CNN on Monday, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) called for Hannity to be fired for being represented by Michael Cohen and reporting on things that he does not like.

I think he is so into this like a pig in the mud he cant get out of it. And I think he deserves to be fired. His word can never again be trusted, Connolly said on CNN.

Connolly claimed during his attack on free press that Hannity having the same lawyer as Trump is a big stain on Hannity and Fox News.

The real issue however, seemed to be the fact that Hannity covers things and asks questions about issues that make Connolly uncomfortable. The congressman cited the fact that Hannity has repeatedly asked questions about the unsolved murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Hannity tweeted that he has never formally been represented by Cohen in any legal proceedings or paid him any fees.

 

Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter.  I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees.  I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective, Hannity tweeted. I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third-party.

...

08:13

FEC Hit With Lawsuit Over Ignoring Civil Complaint Accusing Hillary, DNC in $84 Million Money Laundering Scheme The Gateway Pundit

According to a lawsuit filed Monday, Hillary Clintons camp and the DNC are being accused of using state chapters as strawmen to launder approximately $84 million in an effort to evade campaign donation limits and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing this corruption, Fox News reported.

This is the SECOND FEC complaint against Hillarys camp for finance violations, so wheres the FBI raid of Hillary Clinton and her lawyers?

Fox News reported:

The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before ending up with the Clinton campaign.

As first reported by Fox News at the time, the CDP alleges in its complaint that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton campaign. The political action committee claims that even though the FEC acknowledged receipt of the complaint and claimed that an investigation would be conducted, the needle has barely moved.

The Clinton machine has escaped accountability for its illegal practices for far too long, Ted Harvey, CDP chairman, said to Fox News. After months of review, the FEC has refused to address the Clintons $84 million money laundering scheme that violated several campaign finance laws.

CDP counsel Dan Backer points to a SCOTUS case that first recognized this exact practice as illegal.

CDP counsel Dan Backer said the scheme was a flagrant violation of a Supreme Court ruling that determined such moves were illegal and broke FEC campaign contribution rules which state that an individual can contribute only $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign.

[SCOTUS] first recognized these practices were illegal when it ruled in a 2014 case involving Shaun McCutcheon, a businessman and electrical engineer from suburban Birmingham, Ala., who created the Conservative Action Fund PAC. McCutcheon filed suit against the FEC challenging federal campaign contribution limits. It was Backer wh...

06:55

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Sexual McCarthyism The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

The Special Counselor is sex obsessed. You cant impeach a president over his private sex life. Having affairs isnt a crime. The American people dont care. The prosecutor is over-reaching. The American people elected our president based on his politics, not his personal life. They dont care about his sex life. This is Sexual McCarthyism. The special prosecutor is a sex pervert. He is jealous of the president. This is a political and sexual witch-hunt.

Yes, these charges all apply to Robert Mueller. But Ive heard all of this before. Every charge above came direct from the liberal playbook defending President Bill Clinton from the Ken Starr investigation. I was there. Im a witness. Every liberal friend and colleague I knew back in 1998 used these exact words. They all called Ken Starr a sex pervert and branded his investigation of Bill Clinton a sexual witch-hunt based on partisan politics.

But it wasnt just average everyday liberals who cried sex pervert. It was liberal celebrities and high-profile Democrat politicians too. I know. I was a regular guest on Bill Mahers Politically Incorrect on ABC TV back in the late 1990s. I debated about the Bill Clinton-Ken Starr investigation nonstop. Liberal celebs called Ken Starr a sex pervert. They said he had no right to politicize our presidents sex life and make it into an impeachable crime.

But wait, it gets better. The Village Voice was New York Citys famous newspaper for the liberal gay community. Their headline in 1998 about the Ken Starr investigation was Sexual McCarthyism. So, liberals in 1998 compared an investigation into a presidents sex life by a special prosecutor, to the Senator McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950s.

Now lets compare Bill Clintons sex scandal with President Trumps. Clintons scandal was the peoples business. It was worthy of an investigation. Clinton had sex while being paid by taxpayers, while in the White House. Clinton had sex with a White House intern, in the oval office. Then he lied about it under oath. He did commit crimes. Clintons sex with an intern would today be called sexual assault. The liberal feminist #metoo movement would demand impeachment. Ken Starrs investigation was certainly warranted.

Today Robert Mueller has turned an investigation of Russian Collusion that never happened into a sexual witch-hunt. This truly is Sexual McCarthyism. Mueller has even destroyed attorney-client privilege with a raid on Trumps lawyers office, home and hotel suite to investigate possible affairs with Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, and Tru...

06:39

FOX NEWS: Justice Department IG Horowitz Asked To Testify As Clinton Probe Report Looms The Gateway Pundit

Fox News reports that the month of May could be shaping up to be an important one for Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. 

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz expects his wide-ranging report on the FBI and DOJs handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe to be finished next month and has been asked to testify before the House oversight committee on May 8, according to letters reviewed by Fox News.

Horowitz addressed the timing in a letter to Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

He wrote that the report, which began in January 2017 with bipartisan support, has been extended due to potentially important additional information and documents that recently came to our attention, and the interviews they have required us to conduct. Horowitz continued, my expectation is that we will issue our report in May, absent any new developments.

As reported by NBC News, the Inspector General found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor on multiple occasions, violated the dept.s media policy and constituted misconduct.

Fox News has more:

The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about the FBIs probe into the Clinton Foundation. The report says McCabe misled investigators about leaks and did so in a way that di...

05:58

BREAKING: Sean Hannity Responds After Deep State Alleges He Was Michael Cohens 3rd Client The Gateway Pundit

Sean Hannity responded to yet another attack from the Deep State Monday alleging he was Michael Cohens 3rd client.

The New York Post:

The mysterious third client of President Trumps embattled personal lawyer Michael Cohen was revealed Monday as Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Cohen was ordered to appear in court by Judge Kimba Wood and cough up Hannitys name as part of the investigation into $130,000 in hush money Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006.

Cohen fought against having to reveal the confidential list all of three clients as part of a bid to block the feds from reviewing documents that could be protected under attorney-client privilege.

His lawyer Steve Ryan argued in vain that the unnamed third client is a publicly prominent individual who didnt want to be associated with the ongoing investigation into Cohens business dealings.

Sean Hannity said on his radio show Monday he has never retained Michael Cohen, never paid Cohen and Cohen has never represented him. He only asked Cohen for advice.

Sean Hannity sent out tweets as well addressing the Cohen drama.

Hannity tweeted: Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions a...

05:37

GOP Lawmaker to Hold Special Order on House Floor Tonight Detailing Case For Second Special Counsel to Investigate Obamas FISA Abuse The Gateway Pundit

Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) just announced he will be leading a Special Order on the House Floor Monday night at 7 PM EST detailing a case for a second Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate Obamas FISA abuse.

Zeldin also wants to know how/why the Clinton probe ended and how/why the Trump-Russia investigation began.

At the time of this publication, 5 Freedom Caucus members are confirmed speakers for Monday nights Special Order on the House floor.

Rep. Lee Zeldin tweeted: Tonight, sometime in 7PM hour, Ill be leading a Special Order on House Floor, joined by other Members, detailing case for a 2nd Special Counsel to be appointed re FISA Abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended & Trump-Russia probe began.

5 Freedom Caucus members will be joining Zeldin: Confirmed Speakers for tonights Special Order on House Floor detailing case for 2nd Special Counsel include @RepMarkMeadows @Jim_Jordan @RepMattGaetz @RepTenney & @replouiegohmert. Stay tuned for further updates & watch live sometime in 7PM hour

05:22

Former FBI Assistant Director Rips James Comey Over Salacious ABC Interview The Gateway Pundit

Former FBI Assistant Director Ron Hosko isnt too happy with fired bureau Director James Comey. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Hosko lays out why he thinks the sit-down will end up making the job of current FBI Director Christopher Wray more difficult. 

Former FBI director James Comeys nearly five-hour interview with ABC News George Stephanopoulos is raising concerns among veteran members of the FBI, three veterans tell The Daily Caller.

Im troubled by the timing of the book and some of the content that has been reported because I think it diminishes him former assistant director of the FBI Ron Hosko tells TheDC. Hosko took particular exception with Comeys detailed description of President Donald Trumps appearance, including his likely use of tanning goggles, his hand size, and the length of his ties.

To me that kind of salacious commentary diminishes Jim Comey, raises more questions about his true desire here, Hosko continued. He added that Comey is a carrier of the FBI brand and is making the job of current FBI Director Wray much more difficult.

Director Wray would rather be answering questions on the FBIs current work, its mission, priorities, and challenges rather than having this rather cloud on his horizon, questions about Jim Comey. Hosko also warned that Comeys animus to the President displayed in the interview would stoke accusations that a deep state is attempting to undermine Trump and his administration.

As it turns out, Comeys own friend isnt impressed with the fired FBI Director, either.

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, Comey pal and former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details.

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where wer...

05:02

McCabe, Hillary And The Steele Dossier: Excellent Questions ABCs George Stephanopoulos Failed To Ask James Comey The Gateway Pundit

On Monday, the Wall Street Journals Kimberley Strassel tweeted out a list of excellent questions that ABCs George Stephanopoulos failed to ask fired FBI Director James Comey during an interview that aired Sunday. 

A few questions @Comey should have been askedbut wasnt, began Strassel.

You repeatedly note the source of the dossier (Steele) was credible. Does the FBI routinely view as credible sources hired by political operatives? You say Steele had a track record but did fact he was now working for politicalsin an election yearnot concern you?

Did you know Mr. Steele had been hired by Fusion GPS? Did FBI do any due diligence on Fusion, and discover its long record of being hired to dirty the reputations of its clients political foes? If not, why not?

05:00

California Backtracks: Refuses President Trumps Request To Deploy National Guard Along Border The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported by Gateway Pundit, California governor Jerry Brown initially agreed to President Trumps plan of deploying the National Guard along the swiss-cheese like border between California and Mexico which resulted in rare praise from the President on Twitter:

President Trump thanked Governor Jerry Brown for sending the National Guard to the California-Mexico border. Despite Gov. Brown agreeing to accept federal funds and add about 400 troops, Brown asserted that the deployed troops will only be used to support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers and not be used for enforcing federal immigration laws. Also in his statement, Gov Brown stated, This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.

Well, it looks like what we speculated would happen did happen as legislators in the state have now refused the National Guards presence because it is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement.

More Via ABC News10:

Troops will not be allowed to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide mission support, which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, the state reportedly told federal officials. State insiders with knowledge of the talks spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. []

Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor, did not immediately answer detailed question about Californias rejection of specific guard duties.

Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said. The other border-state governors all Republicans have openly embraced Trumps plans.

The states position infuriated some fe...

04:46

WWIII: Putin Warns That Future Strikes In Syria Will Result In Global Chaos The Gateway Pundit

After a chaotic weekend that began with President Trump authorizing a strike on Syria after Bashar al-Assads alleged use of chemical weapons, President Putin warned Monday warned that further would result in global chaos and put a significant nail in the coffin of international relations.

Putin admonished the Western nations that took part in the US-lead Syria strike during a telephone call alongside Hassan Rouhani. A subsequent statement by the Kremlin read, Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations.

More Via NewsHub:

The bombings, hailed by US President Donald Trump as a success but denounced by Damascus and its allies as an act of aggression, marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russia.

Mr Putins comments were published shortly after Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov struck a more conciliatory note by saying Moscow would make every effort to improve political relations with the West.

When asked whether Russia was prepared to work with the proposals of Western countries at the UN, Ryabkov told TASS news agency: Now the political situation is extremely tense, the atmosphere is extremely electrified, so I will not make any predictions.

We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely dangerous political peak.

Russian foreign ministry official Vladimir Ermakov said Washington would want to maintain a dialogue with Moscow about strategic stability after the raids, Russian media reported.

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04:39

VIDEO=> HUNDREDS From Honduran Caravan Board Beast Freight Train North to US Border The Gateway Pundit

Despite claims from Mexico that the country stopped the so-called Honduran Caravan run by Pueblos sin Fronteras, hundreds of the group were seen boarding The Beast train in central Mexico headed for the United States.

The caravan is about two days from the US border.

The poor women and children are working their way to the US border.

CNN reported:

A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out.

After a few days in Mexico City, it was time to continue their journey north to the US border. About 500 migrants traveling in a caravan climbed onto the freight train just outside the Mexican city of Tultitln.

They were about 1,500 miles south of the US-Mexico border as they started heading northwest to the city of Celaya.

As the train slowed down, migrants scrambled around the train cars to find a way to climb aboard, throwing small bags of belongings onto the train and hastily helping one another.

Police and guards watched from a few feet away. Some took photos. None took action to stop the migrants as they climbed the train.

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04:15

TOM FITTON: Comey Says HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of Hillary Emails Were Found on Weiner Laptop Judicial Watch Was told Only 72,000 The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey held his first interview on ABC Sunday night promoting his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

Not one hardball was thrown at Comey, naturally since Stephanopoulos is a long time Democrat operative and Clinton sycophant.

Comey just doesnt know when to shut up.

James Comey told Stephanopoulos in a Sunday evening interview there were hundreds of thousands of Hillarys emails found on Weiners laptop.

Transcript via ABC:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: At the same time, the Hillary Clinton email investigation comes back. When did you first know you were going to have to deal with this again?

JAMES COMEY: Really, October 27th. Somebody earlier in October, the b in the beginning of October sometime, mentioned to me that there may be a connection between emails found on Anthony Weiners laptop and the Clinton email investigation. I dont remember.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Was this Andrew McCabe?

JAMES COMEY: I think it was Andy McCabe, but Im not certain. I didnt store that in any prominent place in my brain cause how could that possibly be true?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But how could that not be something you remember?

JAMES COMEY: Thats a great question. I think the answer is because how could that possibly be true? How could there be a connection between Anthony Weiners laptop and Hillary Clintons emails? And so I think it was sort of a passing comment to me, and Im sure I stored it away thinking, Okay, well, that doesnt make any sense, but Im sure theyll tell me if it does. And they did. They c

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Its l its led your critics to say that the FBI, for several weeks, sat on the knowledge that they had several thousand Hillary Clinton emails.

JAMES COMEY: Yeah, more than several thousand, hundreds

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of thousands.

JAMES COMEY: -of thousands on Anthony Weiners laptop. And I dont know the answer to that criticism. I dont know whether the Bureau team could have moved fas...

04:06

What A Self-Centered Jacka**: FBI Insiders Are Savaging James Comeys Interview With ABC The Gateway Pundit

James Comey, call your former office or better yet, dont because some of your ex-colleagues may want to have a word with you. A new report says several FBI insiders are none too pleased with the fired bureau Directors interview on ABC. 

Real Clear Life reports:

Former FBI director James Comeys interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC on Sunday night has angered Comeys former agents, according to The Daily Beast. Seven current or former FBI agents and officials spoke with Daily Beast during and after the interview aired.

Hoover is spinning in his grave, said one former FBI official. Making money from total failure.

Between segments, a promo aired about Comeys upcoming interview with The View. One official didnt like this, texting the Daily Beast, Good lord, what a self-serving self-centered jackass. True to form he thinks hes the smartest guy around.

One longtime Comey source, a current FBI agent, started off sending multiple thumbs up emojis at the beginning of the interview, but then sent a frowny face, a nauseous emoji and a poop emoji.

As it turns out, Comeys own friend isnt impressed with the fired FBI Director, either.

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, Comey pal and former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details.

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where were those around him with comparable experience to overcome whatever beaten down views he had? Because at least my experiences that when you feel beaten down, your decision-making is impacted and thats when you need people around you to get you to think a little bit about your situation and what youre supposed to do about it.

CABRERA: As we understand, this was a five-hour interview that ABC condensed to one-hour and there was so much in it. They did release the full transcript. Did you hear anything or learn anything that surprised you?

MACK: Most people, such as Jim and me and others with that experience are very relucta...

02:11

James Comeys Own Friend Says A Higher Loyalty Book Damages His Reputation And Credibility (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

In an interview with CNNs Ana Cabrera on Monday, James Comeys own friend, former federal prosecutor Walter Mack, bashed A Higher Loyalty, over its salacious details. 

MACK: I would say the first thought when I watched that last night was where was his staff? where were those around him with comparable experience to overcome whatever beaten down views he had? Because at least my experiences that when you feel beaten down, your decision-making is impacted and thats when you need people around you to get you to think a little bit about where your situation and what youre supposed to do about it.

CABRERA: As we understand, this was a five-hour interview that ABC condensed to one-hour and there was so much in it. They did release the full transcript. Did you hear anything or learn anything that surprised you?

MACK: Most people, such as Jim and me and others with that experience are very reluctant to be in produced pieces and interviews. When I saw how edited the interview was, and in many ways I was wondering whether he was making the right decision to be interviewed outside of the legal process which he is part of right now..

CABRERA: He put himself out clearly, but then he, in his book and some of his comments that hes made on air, commenting on orange skins and small hands, if he wanted the focus to be on what he sees as a serious threat to the office of the presidency, why go there? Why talk about the presidents appearance?

MACK: Im not going to justify that, myself. The only time I talk to the press is in the courtroom and that is when Im explaining myself either to a professional and I think you run the risk lowering your platform by interacting and going at all personal. He may regret it. I hope his advisors Im not one of them have considered that in terms of how he conducts himself last night and in the ensuing times. Whether going on book tours and interacting and perhaps lowering his own credibility in order to deal with whats coming his way, Im not sure it enhances his reputation.

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01:31

HUGE! MAJOR SCANDAL UNCOVERED=> Internet Sleuths Put Together Bombshell Hidden in Fridays DOJ IG Report Involving Weiner Emails The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The DOJ IGs report released on Friday was a bombshell. Now we know hidden in it were pieces of information that when put into context with information released at that time indicate unimaginable corruption!

The DOJ IGs report related to the many lies made by former FBI Head Andrew McCabe is 39 pages in length. (See report here We reported on Friday our summary of the report. One key item that was included in the IGs report was related to Anthony Weiners emails.

We stated

The report includes little mention of Anthony Weiners laptop emails other than to mention that a meeting was scheduled to get a search warrant to request the emails on October 27th, 2016.  The emails were the suspected cause for Comeys email to Congress on October 28th, 2016, announcing that the Hillary email scandal was being reopened.  However, per text messages between Strzok and Page, the FBI knew about the emails in September 2016 and had sent a team to New York to review the emails at that time.  [The Weiner emails may be what the Democrats are most fearful of being released to the public.]

Some Internet sleuths have put together some astounding implications from Fridays report when put in context with events at the time and Weiners emails.

Background

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison in September 2017 for sexting minors.  The pervert was Democrat Senator Chuck Schumers protg and is married to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clin...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Scores 51% Approval Rating 4 Points Higher Than Obama at Same Time in 2010 The Gateway Pundit

PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDS 51% APPROVAL RATING

Despite constant attacks by the liberal media President Trump now holds a 51% approval rating according to the latest Rasmussen poll.

A recent study found that 90% of the left-wing media coverage of President Trump was negative in 2017.

Barack Obama had a 47% approval rating on April 16, 2010 despite having around 90% favorability from the liberal media.

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01:07

GOP Lawmaker: Rod Rosenstein Possibly Under Investigation For Supervising Uranium-One Deal (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

During an interview with the Fox Business Network, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised the possibility that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is under investigation for his role in the Uranium-One scandal. 

Gohmert: Rosenstein could very well be under investigation. There is a full investigation into Uranium-One, which he supervised, which he soft-peddled to allow Hillary to get her colleagues to approve the sale of uranium to Russia through Uranium-One. So, I have no problem with impeaching Rosenstein. He is a problem. He needs to step down. But, hes not going to because hes got to cover for himself and for Mueller in the Uranium investigation.

As The Gateway Pundits Joe Hoft previously reported, prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of Americas Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.

From the report we found out that the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trumps Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

The Hills John Solomon reported that the Obama Justice Department failed to call on the deals secret informant, William D. Campbell, when it came time to charging former Russian uranium industry executive Vadim Mikerinn.

While he was Marylands chief federal prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins office failed to interview the undercover informant in the FBIs Russian nuclear bribery case before it filed criminal charges in th...

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Dershowitz: ACLU Is Dead in the Water A Partisan, Hard-Left, Political Organization that No Longer Cares about Civil Liberties (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Famed attorney and author Alan Dershowitz joined FOX and Friends on Monday morning to discuss the Special Counsel out to get President Trump and fired FBI Chief James Comeys interview on ABC Sunday night.

Dershowitz thrashed the ACLU for condoning the scandalous and unethical behavior of the Mueller witch hunt against President Trump.

Alan Dershowitz: If this were Hillary Clinton theyd be raising money left and right defending Hillary Clintons right. But now theyre raising money left and left by attacking Trump and putting the attack on Trump over defending out civil liberties. Why do you think Im here all the time? Why do you think Im speaking out in favor of the rights of the man I voted against? Because the ACLU is dead in the water. Whos ever heard of the ACLU coming in, not only justifying, defending, but applauding a raid on a lawyers office which may very well may have taken material that was classified as lawyer client? It (ACLU) is absolutely political. It is a partisan, hard-left, political organization which no longer cares about the civil liberties of all Americans.

Via FOX and Friends:

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