Wednesday, May 17, 2017

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY.

MORE DISCLAIMERS It's open thread Wednesday field hands, and I need your thoughts on a couple of things:

What do you think about the DOJ putting a special prosecutor over the trump Russia probe?

And do you believe republicans when they say that they were just joking about trump owing the Russians money?

They first said that there was no such talk, but when they realized that there was an audio tape of the little get together, and so they changed their tune.

84 comments:

mike from iowa said...

Lots happening today. Not much good for Drumpf. Take a while to digest all this. Mueller might be a good choice, but I'm guessing he is of the wingnut persuasion. Dems always pick wingnuts for special counsels to avoid the charge of partisanship. Wingnuts always choose wingnuts-usually nasty party line bastards because they don't want to avoid partisanship, they want to protect their party.

Anonymous said...

I know you're a tennis guy. I'm at the Powershares match watching John McEnroe, Mark Philippousis, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier. Good matches so far.

PX

Anonymous said...

@PX: Are you in the showers?

Sham Nation said...

This is a big win for the Democrat/media establishment. This fake story has pushed the DOJ to cave into the demands for a special prosecutor. The prosecutor, hired to investigate something that never happened, will not report Trump’s innocence. Special prosecutors never do. They justify their own existence, importance, budget, and staff by finding something to prosecute. Usually the “crime” they end up going after is one that his own investigation has created.

Remember the Valerie Plame affair? After years of work the special prosecutor found that no crime had occurred. The person who leaked her link to the CIA was authorized to do so. With no crime to come up with, Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, indicted poor Scooter Libby, an aide to VP Dick Cheney, for perjury, a crime that would never have taken place had there been no investigation.

That’s how special prosecutors work.

Ace Freely said...

Field Negro: "And do you believe republicans when they say that they were just joking about trump owing the Russians money?"
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Here's what the Washington Post claimed happened:


“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.



Sworn to secrecy? Oh, my.

Compare that to the actual transcript:


McCarthy: There’s…there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump…[laughter]…swear to God.

Ryan: This is an off the record…[laughter]…NO LEAKS…[laughter]…alright?!

[Laughter]

Ryan: This is how we know we’re a real family here.

Scalise: That’s how you know that we’re tight.

[Laughter]

Ryan: What’s said in the family stays in the family.



How do you think the Washington Post's version compares to the actual version?

I have never seen such hysteria in my life.

Democracy Dies in Madness.

Brigade Fifteen said...

I'm not sure Robert Mueller, a Bush appointee as FBI director, would be my ideal choice of a special counsel, as far as impartiality is concerned. But he's not the worst, either. We'll see what happens.

In other news, professional black-people scolder and Blue Lives Matter supporter Sheriff David Clarke isn't going to be the new director of the FBI. Instead, Trump is making him an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. Essentially, Clarke will be changing his job responsibilities from crapping on black people to crapping on Latino people.

Hooray?

Actually there probably are some people happy about that appointment: the residents of the Milwaukee area, who are now finally free of a guy who keeps killing people in the prison he runs (badly). But the rest of the country has little cause for rejoicing.

Wake...The...Fuck...Up said...

Call it the Deep State, call it the Establishment, the Globalist Elites or whatever, but there is full-on coup attempt being waged through the media against a lawfully elected President.

They want war - either abroad or at home. When Trump caved in and bombed Syria, they let up for a couple of weeks and even praised him. But when he failed to push it farther, they went back to trying to force him out.

Trump could save himself by acquiescing to a ground war in Syria, or he could try to fight it out here. His problem are the Republicans eager to join with the Democrat war project.

If they don't get their war, they'll be pushing for riots this summer across America.

We are absolutely fucked. The whole world is absolutely fucked.

Anonymous said...

It turns out that Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, was in direct contact with WikiLeaks. It should be noted that MacFadyen's death is not suspicious, as he was 76 and died of lung cancer. Rich's murder, on the other hand, is not only suspicious, but is beginning to make sense.

An FBI forensic report of Rich's computer -- generated within 96 hours after Rich's murder -- showed he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time, the federal source told Fox News.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Wheeler, whose private investigation firm was hired by a third party on behalf of Rich’s family to probe the case. “My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/16/slain-dnc-staffer-had-contact-with-wikileaks-investigator-says.html

Sean Spicier said...

If what the President allegedly said is obstruction of justice, what is erasing emails, hammering phones and bleaching your server?

Raj said...

The Deep State feels seriously threatened for the first time in recent memory. This is a good thing. They were not just going to roll over.

dinthebeast said...

Try all you want to distract from president four-year-old and his trainwreck of a presidency, but the grand jury subpoenas are flying for Flynn and Manafort, there's a special counsel at Justice, and the stream of malfeasance continues unabated.
We told you not to do this, that it wouldn't end well, but you had to have your orange fire demon to make the liberals cry. Now you have him. We were right. Now watch it end badly.

-Doug in Oakland

A lawyer said...

Just a friendly reminder: This hysteria is based on a story from an anonymous source about a memo no reporter has ever seen.

The alleged memo is about a man (Flynn) who committed no crime, as his talking to Russians was TOTALLY LEGAL & PROPER. Flynn was fired for lying to Pence.

The statement the President is alleged to have made does not include any order to the Director of the FBI to stand down, and does not constitute an obstruction of justice.

MAGA said...

dinthebeast said...
We were right.
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You have never been right about anything.

Trump has no reason to be concerned about any of this.

The establishment media is flaming out in fit of hysteria.

Trump will prevail.

Dana said...

Jury finds white Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man Terence Crutcher:

The lawyer for a Tulsa police officer says Betty Jo Shelby is elated that a jury has found her not guilty in the shooting of an unarmed black man last September.

Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray says Shelby is “elated and very proud of her jury.”

McMurray says Shelby is ready to get back to her life.

Shelby testified that she shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher out of fear because she said he didn’t obey commands to lie on the ground and appeared to reach inside his SUV for what she thought was a gun. Prosecutors told jurors that Shelby overreacted, arguing that Crutcher had his hands in their air and wasn’t combative.


Justice has been done for this poor woman.

Teach your children to respect and obey the police, or there will be consequences.

https://apnews.com/8a5756b498f843d1b7e0d10306f63f53/The-Latest:-Shelby-'elated'-that-jury-found-her-not-guilty?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Anonymous said...

"@PX: Are you in the showers?"

Yep,with your mom. She lathers up really good.

PX

Anonymous said...

Hillary 2020 or maybe 2024!

A Good Lawyer said...

Next up federal charges and prison for Shelby. Nothing but the best for this lying bitch.

Brannon said...

Trump may not be Caesar but his presidency will separate America into before and after.

Limpbaugh said...

Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during the 9/11 cover up. He will do what the Deep State wants him to do. Don't expect the truth from government investigations. The 9/11 Commission found that buildings fall through themselves at the speed of gravity. First they left out Building 7 out of their report entirely. Then after complaints about that they wouldn't admit it fell as fast as if you dropped a bowling ball off the roof, until an independent scientist proved it. Their findings were roadrunner cartoon "science". Even though Saudi Arabia financed the hijackers we have been fighting Saudi Arabia's enemies ever since. That's what the Russia bashing is about. Plus things like wanting a pipeline from Qatar to Europe that would go through Syria. Russia doesn't want it because they would have to compete with cheaper oil.

An Indiana Democrat, Lee Hamilton, chaired the Iran/Contra investigation. He ended it and declared Reagan innocent when investigators started to find that Reagan and Bush Sr. had made a pre-election deal with Ayatollah Khomeini to not release the America hostages while Carter was still president, in exchange for weapons. Years later Hamilton was pulled out of retirement to co-chair the 9/11 Commission. They even had a PNAC (New Pearl Harbor) Committee member on the 9/11 Commission, John Lehman. Ask Anita Hill what she thinks about government investigations.

The Benghazi hearings were a witch hunt. Only Rand Paul even asked what the CIA was doing in Benghazi and they didn't have him back to the subsequent hearings. They were moving weapons from terrorists in Libya to terrorists in Syria. Investigating the fake Russia scare will uncover some wrong doings and drag out innuendo opportunities. Like investigating Whitewater led to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But their premise is false. It is hard to believe we are ruled by such corrupt slimy people. Looking in to the Wikileaks Vault 7 leak of CIA spying techniques might shed some light on how they blackmail people. Who better to control with blackmail than pedophiliacs. Look at what happened to Anthony Wiener after he ranted about shipping off the World Trade Center steel before it could be inspected. The government admitted that they never even looked for evidence of explosives, by the way. Scum that can be blackmailed and/or bribed rises to the top. And that applies in the war profiteer sponsored corporate media too.

Limpbaugh said...

Has anybody noticed how the most war hungry Republicans, like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, pile on blaming Russia. Yes, those damn Russians told Hillary not to campaign in Wisconsin.

dinthebeast said...

Smells like desperation in here tonight. What if the idiot fire demon we elected really is more idiot than fire demon? What if he never thought he would win and just didn't pay much attention to what his campaign hires from the shallow end of the gene pool did with the Russians when they started trying to help him win, because it was great trolling and what would it ever matter?
And now they're all freaking out around him and he feels his precious control slipping away, and has no real answer to it except petulance and grievance against a media that gave him a free billion dollars to win the primaries with.
Poor, poor, little president four-year-old, Mueller's following the money straight to all of the stuff you were too stupid and inexperienced to get a handle on during the campaign, so you don't even know what to do to cover your own ass, and if you try to fire him you'll go down and take the whole disgusting party with you, so you are getting your first ever taste of real pressure from the Republican establishment who are getting less and less afraid of your sway over the pig-people with each self-inflicted wound.
You had two hundred million dollars handed to you. You could have done and been anything you wanted in the world, and you chose this.
Have fun getting taken apart by it in front of the whole world.
I hope it hurts, and I hope you live long enough to really feel it for a nice long while.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Hurray!!! Officer Betty Jo Shelby has been acquitted! The citizens of Tulsa can breathe a sigh of .....

Oh. Wait. Niggers are starting to riot. Again. You know, because they didn't get their way.

Typical. I should have known.

Quiet Riot said...

Hurray!!! Officer Betty Jo Shelby has been acquitted! The citizens of Tulsa can breathe a sigh of .....
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Nope, that bitch lied and somebody has to pay. Let's get those federal charges going so that lying bitch can go to jail.

Limpbaugh said...

Rod Wheeler back tracked on things he said, so that sort of puts the unsolved murder of Seth Rich back on square one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQRDkppCqNM

The Purple Cow said...

18th May 2017. Meters of wall built = 0.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Tsar Vlad must be worried about his greatest asset going down the tubes. He's paying more than the usual number of unemployable Lower Slobbovians to pretend to be Real Murkans on this blog. ^__^

mike from iowa said...

With no crime to come up with, Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor, indicted poor Scooter Libby, an aide to VP Dick Cheney, for perjury, a crime that would never have taken place had there been no investigation.

Remember William Jefferson Clinton? Was impeached for a crime that would never have happened if lying, crooked congressional wingnuts in Congress hadn't totally over stepped their bounds and allowed killer Kenny Boy Starr to go on a fishing expedition to find any crime they could nail Clinton on since Whitewater wasn't a criminal act. Starr was to investigate whitewater only.

mike from iowa said...

The federal trial United States v. Libby began on January 16, 2007. On March 6, 2007, Libby was convicted on four counts, and was acquitted of one count of making false statements.[19][20][21] Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison, a fine of US$250,000, and two years of supervised release after his prison term.[22][23]

After the verdict, Special Counsel Fitzgerald stated that he did not expect anyone else to be charged in the case: "We're all going back to our day jobs."[21] On July 2, 2007, President Bush commuted Libby's jail sentence

Funny coincidence-Libby-the authir of bad,y written beastiality porn- was also an attorney for Mark Rich at the time Rich was seeking a pardon. Libby recused himself.

mike from iowa said...

The alleged memo is about a man (Flynn) who committed no crime, as his talking to Russians was TOTALLY LEGAL & PROPER. Flynn was fired for lying to Pence.

Flynn claimed to be acting as a private citizen was trying to make government deals he had no right to make and no authority to make.

He lied to everyone and Drumpfuck is still lying about Flynn.

If you know history then you shuld know the new POS potus doesn't assume office until January 20-not December of the previous year. There was nothing legal about Flynn's actions. And I do not claim to be a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Looks as if Comrade Trump and Neanderthal Republicans attempt to save white privilege in America has been dealt a fatal blow with the appointment of Robert Mueller as a special investigator with the authority to prosecute. The Evangelicals new 'Savior in Chief' will have to pull one big ass dog bone out of his ass if he going to escape the bull-dog clutches of Mueller. Impeachment won't matter as Mueller will, without a doubt ring-up Trump for past and present connections to Russian bankers and their mobster's investors and client list. The ignoramus Trump broke international rule number one'NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THE RUSSIANS, especially if you are planning on running for holding political office. Trump, his family, his administration, the GOP and some of its wealthiest donors are finally going to get what coming to them. PS... look for a long list of GOP Russian fanboys that will be exposed for placing greed ahead of country.

mike from iowa said...

But in his closing remarks, Assistant District Attorney Kevin Gray challenged the defense argument that Shelby shot Crutcher as he appeared to be reaching into the vehicle. Gray told jurors that enhanced video clips of the shooting appear to show that Crutcher was shot five seconds before he appeared to reach inside the SUV

Why does this not surprise me?

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9:34: Yeah, like when Trump sold a big chunk of US uranium reserves to Russia in return for hundreds of millions of dollars to his private foundation!

Pescuezo said...

"Why does this not surprise me?"

Cause you are brain-damaged.

Female cops are physically weak and cannot chance a physical confrontation with a suspect. Many have wound up dead doing so. If any cop, especially a weak cop, is pointing a gun at you and telling you to stop what you are doing and get on the ground, you had better stop what you are doing and get on the ground.

The more you make martyrs out of criminals who get shot while resisting arrest, the more martyrs you are going to get.

mike from iowa said...

Fake Noize has a sad-Roger Ailes finally took the advice all the women who spurned him suggested- he dropped dead. Too bad so sad.

Anonymous said...

Stay classy, mike.

Thoughts for Thursday said...

Joe Capone, owner of the bar where Seth Rich was last seen alive, was in the Oval Office four days before the murder.

Ricky said...

What did Roger Ailes know about Seth Rich?

Mysteries of the Law said...

Hiring Michael Flynn while he was under investigation is an impeachable offense to Democrats, but it was fine for Hillary Clinton to run for President of the United States while she was under investigation.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Authentic wingnuts--and unemployable Lower Slobbovians paid to masquerade as authentic wingnuts--will start accusing Hillary Clinton of the death of Roger Ailes in 5...4...3...

Shut up stupid said...

Al Capone and Tony Soprano were in the White House an hour before Seth Rich was killed. Boom! Case closed! Hillary and Obama are going to jail!

Just sayin' said...

Seth Rich was a 27 year-old Bernie supporter who was angry over the DNC rigging the nomination for Hillary.

Seth Rich leaked over 44,000 DNC emails to Wikileaks to expose what the DNC had done.

Joe Capone, owner of the bar where Seth Rich was last seen alive, was in the Oval Office four days before the murder.

Joe Capone was quoted in the Washington Post as saying he was friends with Seth Rich. He said he spoke to him right before he left, and offered to drive him home, but Seth said he had somewhere else to go first.

Seth Rich was a regular at Joe Capone's bar. Other regulars said he was in there most nights, drinking beer for hours, but no one had ever seen him drunk. As quoted in the Washington Post, witnesses said he was "unusually unsteady on his feet" when he left the bar.

Seth Rich was found soon after with several bullet holes in his back, the apparent victim of a robbery that neglected to take any of his valuables.

For some reason, this alleged robbery investigation needed Seth Rich's laptop to be confiscated. This laptop is still in the custody of the DC police, or was turned over to the FBI. Rich was murdered on July 10, 2016. He had just been hired by the Clinton campaign a few days earlier.

The Seth Rich family spokesperson is DNC operative Brad Bauman, a professional democrat with a master's degree in political management.

The mainstream media is united in a campaign to quickly dismiss any discussion as to whether this might be a politically motivated murder as a crazy conspiracy theory, yet reports as fact that "Russia hacked the election" despite absolutely zero evidence having been produced to date.

DCPD said...

We know the story guys, thanks. DC PD is on it. Now back to impeaching Orangefoolius.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

The forthcoming cover of Time magazine is one of those pictures worth a thousand words.

$3 Bill Peckerwood said...

The forthcoming cover of Time magazine will be remembered as emblematic of a hysterical time in our history.

The people of the future will be laughing at the liberals of today.

mike from iowa said...

Officer Miss Prissy Shelby had at least 2 burly male boys in blue right beside her when she gunned down Crutcher. She shot him the same time another officer tasered him. She was in no physical danger unless it would have been getting shot by brother officers.

moron from iowa said...

They need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the time Trump scored $145M from the purchasers and shareholders of a uranium company that was sold to the Russians.

mike from iowa said...

Anonymous Just sayin' said this non story has been debunked more oftener than you have ever gotten laid in your life.

Time to move on to the next fantasy circle jerk for dilapidsted dingbat wingnuts.

Look, a black squirrel. Must be a BLM conspiracy. Check it out.

Baretta said...

"She was in no physical danger unless it would have been getting shot by brother officers"

She was just making sure.

Crutcher chose his own fate when he decided he did not have to comply with the law.

As some moron from iowa said, "Too bad so sad".

OJ said...

"Anonymous Just sayin' said this non story has been debunked"

How was it debunked?

Did they catch the Real Killer?

wait for the other shoe said...

The real reason why Washington is freaking out, and why there is a major investigation into the leaks:

"The reason the White House went nuts about the Washington Post story: The person who leaked that story to the Washington Post leaked WAY MORE information than Trump actually talked about, including information necessary to identify the sources. Everyone is spooked."

The mostly likely source of this leak is David Laufman, the Chief of Counterespionage at the FBI, an Obama donor responsible for clearing Hillary Clinton on the "independent" email probe.

A salient fact is that the President cannot break the law by revealing "classified" information, because by legal definition he decides what is classified, and by revealing something declassifies it:

Under federal law, the president can declassify any secrets, even the most highly sensitive and guarded ones. He can do so by whispering the secret into someone’s ear or by formally removing the secret from its classified status. But because he did not do the latter, the secret is still a secret — yet The Washington Post has this material and may now legally reveal it.

How can a newspaper reveal a top secret that the president has not made public? If someone reveals the secret to the newspaper, it can. The person who did so in this case committed a felony, and the president is right to be angered over it. That person is probably a member of the intelligence community bent on frustrating or destabilizing or controlling the Trump presidency. Because that person gave it to the Post and because there is enormous public interest in knowing what Trump told the Russians, the Post is free to publish it.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

If I were a gambling man, I might want to start a betting pool on when Trump invents an excuse to go to Mommie Dearest Russia, then resigns his office and defects.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

I see Putin is still stimulating the economy of Lower Slobbovia.

Bigly Dixon said...

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...
If I were a retard, I might want to start a betting pool on when Trump invents an excuse to go to Mommie Dearest Russia, then resigns his office and defects.
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I'll take your money, Einstein.

Bring it said...

The way the media and the superteam of government figures have begun anew their Russian conspiracy talk, which went totally silent for five weeks after Trump bombed Assad and then backtracked on virtually all of his policies. During that period, he was actually being praised by the Jew media.

Now, it’s full-on war mode again.

And that’s a very good sign.

field negro said...

You.Can't.Be.Serious.

Brigade Fifteen said...

"The mostly likely source of this leak is David Laufman, the Chief of Counterespionage at the FBI, an Obama donor responsible for clearing Hillary Clinton on the 'independent' email probe."

More tiresome wingnut spin about the bogus email story. You might want to find a way to move on from that dead end. Hillary Clinton is not "for prison." And, in any event, yammering on about her won't save Der Pumpkinfuhrer from his unfolding scandals.

"A salient fact is that the President cannot break the law by revealing 'classified' information, because by legal definition he decides what is classified, and by revealing something declassifies it:"

Most reasonable people aren't trying to claim that blabbermouth Trump's sharing of this particular national security intel was criminal.

The point is that this incident is yet more evidence, as if any were needed, that the president is an absolute moron who cannot be trusted. And Israel (and other countries as well) may no longer be willing to share information from their intelligence services with our government, given that our government is headed by an absolute moron who cannot be trusted.

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Brigade Fifteen said...

"If I were a gambling man, I might want to start a betting pool on when Trump invents an excuse to go to Mommie Dearest Russia, then resigns his office and defects."

Online betting markets currently have the chances of Trump's removal at around 30%. Get in your bets now, because as his removal becomes more certain, the payout goes down. :-D

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

Bigly Dixon (sh'yeah right, in your dreams...):

I said if I were a gambling man--but to be one, I actually would need to be a "retard".

I must compliment you on your command of English, but don't you need to go back to reading whatever Lower Slobbovian website is hosting the help-wanted ads?

Bigly Dixon said...

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...
"I said if I were a gambling man--but to be one, I actually would need to be a "retard"."
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So you are saying we're on.

Next question: How much are you willing to put up?

dinthebeast said...

Roger Ailes is dead. Goddamn, it's gonna be a good day. He probably just couldn't stand seeing president four-year-old fuck up the Republican majorities he had been working so hard to achieve for so long, and just croaked out of despair that had infected the place in him where the shame, humanity, and decency should have been.
One down, 62 million to go.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

dinthebeast said...
"One down, 62 million to go."

Brigade Fifteen said...

"Roger Ailes is dead. Goddamn, it's gonna be a good day. He probably just couldn't stand seeing president four-year-old fuck up the Republican majorities he had been working so hard to achieve for so long, and just croaked out of despair that had infected the place in him where the shame, humanity, and decency should have been."

I can't celebrate too much, since the lie-and-hate factory he founded is still alive and functioning. Although Fox is wounded, what with all the the sexual harassment and race discrimination lawsuits they are facing, with the attendant departure of lots of advertiser money. They're probably gonna get sued again over this fake Seth Rich story, too.

Worst President Ever said...

If and when Orange Foolius fires Mueller we will know for sure something's up. What are the odds Mueller doesn't last a month?

dinthebeast said...

"McClatchy reports that shortly before President Trump’s inauguration, Mike Flynn effectively killed a military operation against ISIS that would have used Kurdish paramilitaries. The plan was later revived after Flynn’s ouster. But his decision delayed it for months. Any US operations with the Kurds would be firmly against the wishes of Turkey. This was while Flynn was working on behalf of the Republic of Turkey as an unregistered foreign agent."

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article151149647.html

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

Under federal law, the president can declassify any secrets, even the most highly sensitive and guarded ones. He can do so by whispering the secret into someone’s ear or by formally removing the secret from its classified status. But because he did not do the latter, the secret is still a secret — yet The Washington Post has this material and may now legally reveal it.

According to McMaster, Drumpf did not know where the info came from or whether it was classified or not-because he is a moron surrounded by more morons. Even McMaster did not know the extent of the info or how important it was. I seriously doubt Drumpf would give a shit in revealing classified info even if he knew it was. He os smarter than his generals.

He pisses Israel off and Drumpf may wake up dead some morning.

Inquiring minds said...

What was that "info", mike?

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

BD still doesn't get it.

I don't gamble, as I consider it a fit pastime only for idiots.

So he'll just have to continue to rely on his money-for-trolling from Tsar Vlad.

dinthebeast said...

Israel probably really likes the idea of their intel getting passed to Iran by Russia.

So Chaffetz is quitting in June. One down, 246 to go.

-Doug in Oakland

Bigly Dixon said...

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...
"I don't gamble, as I consider it a fit pastime only for idiots."
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So you are saying it's a fit pastime for you, but you don't do it?

Put your money where you mouth is or STFU.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

"Put your money where you mouth is or STFU."

And if I refuse?

You can hardly enforce your wishes, little flying monkey.

Lance Cockstrong said...

May O'Reilly follow his soulmate Ailes out the door at Fucksnooze and into the gates of hell ...

Lance Cockstrong said...

RIP Chris Cornell ... Josh wherever the fuck you are I think we can agree on that

Limpbaugh said...

Pathetic pussy Trump went and killed more innocent people who were fighting ISIS just to try to get the Deep State off his back with their fake Russia allegations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsunVU14rlE

dinthebeast said...

So after Vlad offered to give us a transcript of the meeting in the oval office to "prove that no classified information was discussed" Mrs. Greenspan asked Tillerson if that meant the Russians had bugged the oval office, but failed to inquire whether any other orifices were being buggered by either the Russians or president four-year-old itself...

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

"Pathetic pussy Trump went and killed more innocent people who were fighting ISIS just to try to get the Deep State off his back with their fake Russia allegations."

Deep State is swinging some serious dick.

mike from iowa said...

Bill Orally has a new job as Glen Beck's on air fluffer, so the rumour sez.

mike from iowa said...

Inquiring minds said...

What was that "info", mike?

What did your handlers at Fake Noize tell you it was?

mike from iowa said...

Trump also reportedly boasted to the Russians about the intelligence he was receiving, telling the two men, "I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day":

"Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence-gathering method, but he described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State's territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.

"The Washington Post is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities."

anotherbozo said...

Dana & Pexcuesco - this is a little different take on the Tulsa verdict:

The victim, Terrence Crutcher, was unarmed. His SUV broke down in the middle of an intersection. He had his hands up. He was tased and then shot to death. (An autopsy revealed that Crutcher may have been under the influence of PCP, which is not a death penalty offense, not even in Oklahoma.) The whole episode lasted a little more than 30 seconds. Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer, fired the fatal shot and, on Wednesday, she was acquitted of first-degree murder. On the recorded radio transmissions of the event, Crutcher is described as a "big, bad dude," which also is not a death-penalty offense, not even in Oklahoma.
Charles P. Pierce politics, from the cop-hating leftist rag, Esquire magazine

mike from iowa said...

Day one half and Roger Ailes is still dead.

dinthebeast said...

"Day one half and Roger Ailes is still dead."
Yes, but his disease lives on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3N0dlL2NU8

h/t: Driftglass

-Doug in Oakland

Freedom has Failed said...

Baltimore schools spend a staggering $16,00 per student - the fourth-highest rate in the nation - and still an investigation by Fox45's Project Baltimore revealed that at six city schools, not one student scored proficient on either the statewide tests for English and math.

At West Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High, one of five high schools and one middle school where not one student scored a four or a five on the state test, only one out of 185 students who took the test last year scored a three, while 165 students scored a one, the lowest possible score.

The schools are:
• Booker T. Washington Middle School
• Frederick Douglass High School
• Achievement Academy at Harbor City
• New Era Academy
• Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High
• New Hope Academy

"That's absurd to me," says Janel Nelson, the mother of one Frederick Douglass student. "That's your teacher's report card, ultimately." Janel's son Navon Warren lost his father when he was three months old, followed by two uncles and a childhood friend, all whom were gunned down in the streets of Baltimore by the time he was 18. But Warren is one of the lucky ones; a champion swimmer, he won a scholarship to Bethany College in West Virginia and is preparing to leave Baltimore in the fall, one of only a few dozen students in his class to go to college. In fact, only 50% of Frederick Douglass students ever graduate.

It's difficult to imagine how a school system can spend so much money and still be so ineffective. Warren, to his credit, has a simple answer, yet illuminating answer. “The tests are harder than what we’re learning in class.”

http://foxbaltimore.com/news/project-baltimore/6-baltimore-schools-no-students-proficient-in-state-tests

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