May 16, 2018

At the True Friendship Café...

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... you can understand and be understood.

And you can shop through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.

191 comments:

Clyde said...

Via Twitchy:

CASE CLOSED: USA Today graphic shows why Wisconsin is the BEST state in the country

If you click on the link, you'll see the graphic, which shows that 7 out of the 10 cities in America with the highest percentage of adults who "drink excessively" are in Wisconsin. Madison is at #4. The other three are also located in the upper Midwest in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. All of them are cold AF for much of the year, which might explain things a bit. I was a bit surprised that Alaska wasn't represented.

chuck said...

Woman in shorts, not bad. Has the NY Times weighed in on the need for guys to wear shorts?

Jupiter said...

"The United States of America was built on the genocide of native people and slavery. That is the fabric of the United States of America,” he said. “As my Brooklyn brother Jay-Z would say, facts."

Spike Lee on the USA

"It was a defining moment, and he could have said to the world, not just the United States, that we were better than that."

Spike Lee on how Donald Trump should behave

Jupiter said...

If it weren't for the genocide of native peoples, it's kind of hard to see how little Spike would have had a nice house to grow up in, and loads of money to make his shitty movies with. I tend to agree with him about the slavery thing. That was worse than a crime -- a blunder.

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."

So you think true friendship is beautiful, Seneca? I can't imagine what sort of mind thinks like that. Sad.

Clyde said...

One more thought: Those American top 10 excessive-drinking cities probably wouldn't make the top 100 in Russia. The Ivans are real pros at that.

Kevin said...

“Has the NY Times weighed in on the need for guys to wear shorts?”

The WSJ had a recent article.

langford peel said...

In the prime time soap Chicago Med there is a subplot where a coed in Madison is murdered by a serial killer who was a professor.

Hmmmmmmm.

Mike Sylwester said...

In mid-March 2016, Joseph Mifsud (apparently an agent of MI-6) told George Papadopoulos that Russian Intelligence had thousands of Hillary Clinton's e-mails.

Although Papadopoulos has been working for the Trump campaign staff since early March, he does not -- not ever -- tell anybody on the staff about Russian Intelligence having the e-mails.

Instead, Papalopoulos tells Australian diplomat Alexander Downer in May 2016 and then tells Stefan Halper in September 2016. Halper apparently works as an agent for MI-6 and the CIA.

=======

Yesterday the American Thinker website published an article titled ...

The Office of Net Assessment paid Stefan Halper...why?

[quote]

.... From public records, we know he [Halper] was receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from the federal government national security apparatus.

From the payment statements, the Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment [ONA] appears to have been the contract award-maker. We still do not know what he was paid for, though there are several instances seeming to indicate that he was trying to engage low-level Trump campaign staff in suspicious actions. ....

Calls to the Department of Defense indicated that the department had no listing for either that office or its head, James Baker. ...

A [ONA] staffer, Adam Lovinger, warned about such contracts, and the head of the office, James Baker, allegedly engaged in retaliatory moves against him, even stripping him of his security clearance. "Adam Lovinger, a whistleblower and 12-year Office of Net Assessment (ONA) veteran, has repeatedly warned ONA's leadership they faced risks by relying on outside contractors as well as the problem of cronyism and a growing 'revolving door' policy, where ONA employees would leave the defense think tank and join private contractors to do the same work."

Indeed, the office looks like a slush fund to pay off cronies, producing useless work. ...

[end quote]

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/the_office_of_national_assessment_paid_stefan_halper__why.html#ixzz5Fgq41Yej

Original Mike said...

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Yeah, and look what happened to him.

langford peel said...

I know... I know. You say what does this have to do with our professor.

You see this guy has a beard too.

Jupiter said...

It is kind of interesting how race hustlers like Spike Lee and Na-Tahesi Coates see themselves as the victims of slavery, but not as the beneficiaries of native genocide. Spike Lee is much wealthier than most Americans. Shouldn't he be paying some reparations to Na-Tahesi? And what would you say the middle half of the North American subcontinent is worth? Shouldn't the both of them be ponying up some big-time wampum to the tribes whose former homelands they occupy?

Chuck said...

Awww; what a sweet sentiment on that t-shirt. I always feel so understood, at the Althouse blog.

Original Mike said...

You are understood here, Chuck.

Yancey Ward said...

Ah, but Nero failed to heed Seneca's advice, Mike.

Bay Area Guy said...
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Bay Area Guy said...

Spike Lee has recited facts from 1789.

Spike Lee does not recite facts from 1860 -- when we fought to eradicate slavery.

Spike Lee does not recite facts from 1965 -- when we enacted civil right laws.

Spike Lee does not recite facts (such as murder rates) from Chicago in 2018; nor Baltimore in 2018; nor Detroit in 2018.

The selecting of "good" facts, while ignoring the "bad" facts does not a persuasive argument make........

traditionalguy said...

To Romans only sweet Latin speakers could be understood. The Goths spoke a Germanic tongue that sounded like “bar bar bar bar...” to Romans. Damn those barbarian speakers .

John Tuffnell said...

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
--The Animals
(See, we can learn from the Animals)

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

Clyde said...
If you click on the link, you'll see the graphic, which shows that 7 out of the 10 cities in America with the highest percentage of adults who "drink excessively" are in Wisconsin.


The Twitchy link incorrectly says that's from CDC data - the rankings were actually from "24/7 Wall Street", whatever that is.

Original Mike said...

”All of them are cold AF for much of the year, which might explain things a bit.”

Personally, I drink more in the summer.

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

An almost completely different list of "drunkest cities", supposedly (Daily Beast) based on CDC data:

1 Boston
2 Springfield, Mass.
3 Milwaukee
4 Reno, Nev.
5 San Antonio
6 Chicago
7 Austin, Texas
8 St. Louis
09 San Diego
10 Tucson, Ariz.
11 Burlington, Vt.
12 Charleston
13 Denver

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

continuing...
14 Las Vegas
15 Ft. Myers, Fla.
16 Buffalo, N.Y.
17 Sioux Falls, S.D.
18 Lincoln, Neb.
19 Seattle
20 Bismarck, N.D.
21 Providence, R.I.
22 San Francisco
23 Cleveland
24 Norfolk, Va.
25 Houston

Mike Sylwester said...

Today the Spectator website published an article written by George Neumayr and titled "John Brennan's 'Exceptionally Sensitive' Issue". The article includes the following passages.

[quote]

.... It appears from leaked news stories in the British press that Brennan’s oafish spying on Trump began around April 2016, right after Trump’s biggest primary victories. ... Brennan turned to “intelligence partners” in Europe for dirt on Trump. But they didn’t have any, save some pretty skimpy material on “contacts” between Trump campaign officials and Russians. ...

Brennan had his own partisan hunches, fueled by his feverish hatred of Trump and perhaps a few spit-balling conversations with other Trump-hating spy chiefs abroad (the “special relationship” had turned sinister against Trump, as evident from Britain’s sorry role in this mess), but he had no evidence to meet any reasonable threshold for a counterintelligence probe ....

From April 2016 to July 2016, according to leaked stories in the British press, he assembled a multi-agency taskforce that served as the beginnings of a counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign. During these months, he was “personally briefing” Obama on “Russian interference” — Brennan’s euphemism for spying on the Trump campaign — and was practically camped out at the White House. ...

Even after the FBI probe formally began in July 2016, Brennan was bringing CIA agents, FBI officials, and NSA officials into the same room at CIA headquarters to pool their anti-Trump hunches. To give these outrageous meetings a patina of respectability, Brennan invoked the post-9/11 rationale of interagency cooperation. ...

So until election day, the “working group at Langley” was trying to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign and wasn’t coming up with any. But Brennan didn’t want his efforts to go to waste, so he leaked to Senator Harry Reid the existence of the counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign. He couldn’t leak any damning findings from that probe because there weren’t any. But he could inflict political damage by getting Reid to tell the press darkly of the probe’s existence. ...

John Brennan’s transformation of the CIA into a branch office of the Hillary campaign will go down as one of the grossest abuses in the agency’s history.

[end quote]

https://spectator.org/john-brennans-exceptionally-sensitive-issue/

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Clyde said...
I was a bit surprised that Alaska wasn't represented.


They tend to die if they pass out drunk, which thins the herd. Neighbor's cousin was one of the unlucky ones.

Original Mike said...

”On Monday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah was summoned to Cairo by Egyptian officials, who reportedly gave him a tongue-lashing over Hamas’ “riot policy.””
https://www.dailywire.com/news/30721/stunning-report-egyptian-officials-berate-hamas-hank-berrien

More winning.

Hagar said...

The United States may be terrible, but not very many, once arrived, have been willing to leave here - even if offered free passage.

Hagar said...

I think it was Abbas who once said: "All right. We will take Gaza. What do you offer us in return?"

Nonapod said...

During these months, he was “personally briefing” Obama on “Russian interference” — Brennan’s euphemism for spying on the Trump campaign — and was practically camped out at the White House.

Makes you wonder if it was Brennan himself who originated the whole idea of weaponizing America's intelligence apparatus against Trump or if Obama came up with the idea. I suspect it was Brennan but certainly Obama and Hillary were thrilled with the notion.

He couldn’t leak any damning findings from that probe because there weren’t any. But he could inflict political damage by getting Reid to tell the press darkly of the probe’s existence.

Given Reid's history of outright lying about presidential candidates (I seem to remember him admitting that he blatently lied about Mitt Romney's taxes) I guess he was the perfect guy for that job. Perhaps the only bigger unrepentant bald faced liar I can think of is Susan Rice.

Original Mike said...

What is the DOJ’s goto excuse for redactions? The need to protect their relationaship with foreign intelligence agencies.

Brennan laundered his skullduggery through the British in order to conceal it.

Tank said...

Lee and Coates (and all of their black bodied brothers and sisters) should get down on their hands and knees every day and kiss the ground and thank God they were born in the USA and not in some shithole country their ancestors came from. Being born in America makes them the luckiest black people that ever existed. I mean ever.

Original Mike said...

Does the CIA have an IG?

Curious George said...

"Clyde said...
Via Twitchy:

CASE CLOSED: USA Today graphic shows why Wisconsin is the BEST state in the country

If you click on the link, you'll see the graphic, which shows that 7 out of the 10 cities in America with the highest percentage of adults who "drink excessively" are in Wisconsin. Madison is at #4. The other three are also located in the upper Midwest in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota. All of them are cold AF for much of the year, which might explain things a bit. I was a bit surprised that Alaska wasn't represented."

This isn't true "All of them are cold AF for much of the year"

And all 7 of the cities in Wisconsin have a UW there which probably skews the numbers. Milwaukee also has two other Universities.

rhhardin said...

There's a ham contest every wednesday, where you exchange name and number.

From about 1700 exchanges, the names go

john 153 bill 134 chas 81 bud 64 jim 62 steve 55 joe 53 mike 48 don 44 rich 44 bob 43 lar 43 ken 41 kirk 39 dan 32 fritz 31 bruce 30 tim 30 tom 30 dave 29 ned 28 scott 28 ralph 27 sig 25 howie 24 con 20 gary 20 tony 19 al 18 chuck 18 claude 17 ed 16 mark 16 paul 16 will 16 nate 14 dean 13 van 13 dallas 12 greg 12 hank 12 alan 11 craig 11 wayne 11 rick 10 fred 9 larry 9 marko 9 marv 9 andy 8 pete 8 andrew 7 cj 7 dennis 7 vic 7 brian 6 gene 6 jay 6 keith 6 peter 6 rob 6 dick 5 jeff 5 les 5 mel 5 art 4 frank 4 gerd 4 puck 4 carol 3 date 3 david 3 dwight 3 mac 3 matt 3 mitch 3 mm 3 morgan 3 pi 3 sam 3 serge 3 stan 3 barry 2 bert 2 bryant 2 clause 2 cw 2 cwfun 2 dale 2 glenn 2 hunter 2 joel 2 marsh 2 rod 2 stu 2 alf 1 allen 1 amanda 1 bozo 1 brad 1 buddy 1 charles 1 chris 1 cqww 1 cupid 1 danny 1 dat 1 dj 1 eric 1 finn 1 geo 1 gerry 1 giu 1 gus 1 guy 1 hand 1 hc 1 how 1 ira 1 joh 1 johh 1 jose 1 juergen 1 lane 1 lars 1 lee 1 leo 1 ma 1 marck 1 max 1 merrill 1 mik3 1 niz 1 pam 1 rocketman 1 ron 1 russ 1 scotty 1 scqp 1 terry 1 tucker 1 vin 1 walt 1

I notice one girls' name, amanda.

rhhardin said...

Some typos in the log, hand is probably hank, johh is john, etc.

Original Mike said...

Carol. Pam.

rhhardin said...

Oh also pam, so about one in a thousand, which is about the average elsewhere in the log.

traditionalguy said...

Today is Tucker Carlson's 49th birthday. He is a Tom Wolf type of news reporter, but without the fiction writing.

rhhardin said...

Right, carol.

Breezy said...

Re Drunkest cities - Boston wins again!

Oh and go Celtics...!

Original Mike said...

”Whatever Brennan collected was so insubstantial that Robert Mueller hasn’t even interviewed him about it.”

Jay Vogt said...

. . . . "One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."


I don't get it.

Ken B said...

Bay Area Guy
What bay? Not an American one or you would know selective facts convince people all the time here.

madAsHell said...

Weird. I thought Lucius was a guys name!

Michael K said...

From public records, we know he [Halper] was receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from the federal government national security apparatus.

Probably why the Senate Intell committee supported to Intell agencies in attacking Trump.

Now if only the Iranians could reveal who on the Senate Intell committee was bribed. They said they would do it for the Iran "Deal," but nothing about the Russian thing.

Inga said...

The OGE has effectively referred Trump to the DOJ for a Campaign Finance violation.

“President Donald Trump has now admitted repaying Michael Cohen more than $100,000 for the Stormy Daniels hush money on his new financial disclosure form — but the admission may have gotten him into even more legal trouble.

That’s because David Apol, the acting director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is disputing Trump’s assertion that he wasn’t required to report the debt — and has sent along the matter for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to look into.

Apol wrote that an outside group requested he investigate whether Trump was legally required to report his debt to Cohen on last year’s financial disclosure form (which Trump did not do). Apol concluded that, yes, Trump was legally required to report it. And he wrote that Rosenstein may find that information “relevant to any inquiry you may be pursuing.””

Vox

Mike Sylwester said...

Inga at 3:06 PM
Apol concluded that, yes, Trump was legally required to report it.

Trump should pay the fine and be done with it.

Chuck said...

Inga I feel certain that a good explanation to all of it will be found on Michael Cohen's laptop, and that shortly, this unfortunate misunderstanding will be resolved. All they need to do is to open the correct tab and I am confident that the authorities will find the answer. After all, Mr. Cohen is a lawyer and an officer of the court.

And since Mr. Trump did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Daniels, there is bound to be a good explanation.

Original Mike said...

Yawn.

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

Don't be critical, the author didn't get out that much:

"A man comes home at night and notices that another man shared the bed with his wife that evening. He searches the whole house, and finally also looks in the bedroom closet. There is a totally naked man, and when that one man asked what the other was doing there, the man in the closet answered: 'You can believe it or not but I am waiting for the tram.'"

"A man had a very ugly wife and he did not want a relationship with her. One evening, he came home and he saw his friend lying in bed with his wife and the man said: 'He does and I have to!!!!' "

"A man and a woman had a relationship, and after a few months the woman's belly was getting disturbingly big. Then, the man called a doctor who said: 'It's just air, Mrs., just air!!!" The man replied: 'I am not pumping air, am I?'"

"Do you know why the German girls of the armed forces are in the Netherlands? As a mattress for the soldiers."

Inga said...

“Inga I feel certain that a good explanation to all of it will be found on Michael Cohen's laptop, and that shortly, this unfortunate misunderstanding will be resolved. All they need to do is to open the correct tab and I am confident that the authorities will find the answer. After all, Mr. Cohen is a lawyer and an officer of the court.

And since Mr. Trump did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Daniels, there is bound to be a good explanation.”

LOL, indubitably! It’s all a terrible misunderstanding.

Mike Sylwester said...

What's the ethics of trying to undo the 2016 presidential election?

Original Mike said...

“This is it! We have the smoking gun that will crack the Trump presidency, and it is completely different from the 1,326 purported smoking guns that we thought we had before!”

Mike Sylwester said...

What's the ethics of accepting an appointment to be a Special Counsel to investigate Russian meddling in an election when your main goal is to whitewash the FBI?

Original Mike said...

Nunes and Gowdy were supposed to meet with the DOJ yesterday re: the redacted EC. Did that meeting happen?

tcrosse said...

None of this is going to make Hillary Clinton President, not that anyone particularly wants to any more.

Rick Turley said...

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”

― Robert McCloskey

Rick Turley said...

John McWhorter on his Lexicon Valley podcast makes a fairly convincing case that when we read Shakespeare or the King James Bible, we don't have a real understanding of what we read.

Jupiter said...

You know, Igna, you're going about this all wrong. The whole point of living in a world of fantasy and make-believe is not so you can pretend everything will soon be much better. It is so you can pretend everything is already wonderful! Trump is rotting at Guantanamo, Drago has been hit by a bus, Achilles was offed by an FBI sniper and the IRS finally caught up with Jupiter. Blacks have the same average IQ as Asians, pussy hats make you look elegant and intriguing. Hell, Igna, why hold back? All 45 American Presidents were black lesbian Muslims! Thomasina Jefferson founded the United Socialist Republics of America, after penning the Declaration of Abject Dependency! Then we gave it all back to the Indians, and Elizabeth Warren is one of them. How Now, Red Sow?

You can have it all, Igna. Lean in.

Chuck said...

Mike Sylwester said...
What's the ethics of trying to undo the 2016 presidential election?


Hmmm; similar to the ethics of trying to undo the 1996 presidential election? I dunno; just throwing out ideas here.

Inga said...
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Trumpit said...

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good; please don't let me be misunderstood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vstNm5xzuKM

Snark said...

If that guy had any true friends who knew about true friendship, he would not have a tag sticking out of the back of his t-shirt, knowwhatimean?

StephenFearby said...

Latest Russiagate Conspiracy Theories.

NRO's Andrew McCarthy's fascinating analysis:

May 14, 2018
The Strzok-Page Texts and the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation

"(...we’ll cover just the eight days from July 28 through August 5, 2016.)"

"...That mission [“Mid Year Exam"] was accomplished, Strzok and his colleagues believed, with Director James Comey’s press conference on July 5, outlining the evidence and recommending against charges that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring. Now, having run the just-for-show interview of Hillary Clinton on July 2 — long after Comey’s press statement that there would be no charges was in the can — Strzok was on the verge of a big promotion: to deputy assistant director of counterintelligence.

Even better: Now, he was working a real case — the Trump-Russia case. He was about to fly to London to meet with intelligence contacts and conduct secret interviews.

Not so secret, though, that he could contain himself [in his texts to Lisa Page]."

"...Thanks mostly to the dogged work of Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.)...hundreds of pages of the Strzok-Page texts have been released publicly — trust me on that: I am bleary-eyed from a weekend of reading about half of them. Even in their heavily redacted form, they are a goldmine of insight."

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/strzok-page-texts-trump-russia-investigation-origins/

Comment by "Nico":

Won't name the FBI-CIA informant? The Daily Caller [Chuck Ross] outed him six weeks ago..."


DC 03/25/2018
EXCLUSIVE: A London Meeting Before The Election Aroused George Papadopoulos’s Suspicions

"Two months before the 2016 election, George Papadopoulos received a strange request for a meeting in London, one of several the young Trump adviser would be offered — and he would accept — during the presidential campaign.

The meeting request, which has not been reported until now, came from Stefan Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6."

'...Halper first contacted Papadopoulos by email. In a Sept. 2, 2016, message sent to Papadopoulos’s personal email account, he offered the Trump aide $3,000 to write a policy paper on issues related to Turkey, Cyprus, Israel and the Leviathan natural gas field. Halper also offered to pay for Papadopoulos’s flight and a three-night stay in London."

"...While discussing the policy paper Papadopoulos was to write, Halper made an out-of-left-field reference to Russians and hacked emails, according to a source with direct knowledge of Papadopoulos’s version of events."

"...Halper is a close associate of Sir Richard Dearlove — the former MI6 chief."

"...Months earlier, in early fall 2016, Dearlove reportedly met with dossier author Steele.
Steele sought out Dearlove’s advice on how to proceed with information he gathered on Trump’s ties to Russia, The Washington Post reported."

'...Halper was also linked to a Reagan-era scandal dubbed “Briefing-gate.”

Halper was one of several Reagan White House officials linked to the scandal, which involved campaign briefing materials stolen from Carter’s campaign. Prior to the 1980 election, stolen Carter-campaign briefing papers containing classified information ended up in the hands of Reagan’s campaign officials.

The theft was not revealed until 1983. Halper was not directly implicated in stealing the documents, but he was identified as one of the campaign advisers who handled and disseminated them.'

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/25/george-papadopoulos-london-emails/


May 10, 2018
WSJ Kimberley A. Strassel

About That FBI ‘Source’
Did the bureau engage in outright spying against the 2016 Trump campaign?

"...I believe I know the name of the informant, but my intelligence sources did not provide it to me and refuse to confirm it."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-that-fbi-source-1525992611


Drip, drip, drip.

langford peel said...

I hear you Bay Area Guy. The preponderance of gays is what makes San Fransico the wonderful, pleasant and livable city that it is today.

Question In your experience what do you have more of in San Fran?

Homeless people or piles of human feces.

Please consider them separate categories.

tim in vermont said...

At the same time they say they don't care about Hillary, a Boy Scout couldn't have tied their parties into a better knot over losing the election.

Mike Sylwester said...

Chuck at 3:46 PM
similar to the ethics of trying to undo the 1996 presidential election?

I agree!

Francisco D said...

I guess we should call this the Inga and Chuck "Fantasy Blog. "They seem to get as much thrill out of Stormy Daniels as Ritmo does from trolling. It's all about the dopamine.

Any comments on Juanta Broaderick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Mary Jo Kopechne, etc.?

Oh, there's a difference. They were non-connsensual.

Are campaign finance violations reason for impeachment? If so, why didn't we impeach JFK, LBJ, BJC and BHO?

Drago said...

"Chelsea Handler republican" Chuck: "Hmmm; similar to the ethics of trying to undo the 1996 presidential election? I dunno; just throwing out ideas here."

Pitch perfect false analogy democrat talking points.

As usual.

As always.

Unexpectedly.

rehajm said...

I've noticed a subtle shift in leftie narratives this week on a few cable networks. The march to impeachment seems to have stopped. A few D congress critters have even suggested that impeachment talk even might be counterproductive.
Haven't heard about the blue wave in a few days either, or that midterms are ALWAYS bad for the President's party. One comment from a D that the map is challenging for Democrats. Of course it is and has been given the number of seats they need to defend, but to acknowledge it? Those internal polls must look really baaaddd...

Michael K said...

Inga is all excited and I think Jupiter might have the best solution.

The OIG report is coming and I think the Rosenstein interview was put off because there is more coming.

The Senate Intel thing is interesting. I wonder what is behind that ?

Just NeverTrump Senators ?

Michael K said...

"Those internal polls must look really baaaddd..."

Reality may be creeping in but the looneys will be the last to admit it.

Original Mike said...

Republican candidates should insist their opponent go on the record re: impeachment.

Drago said...

rehajm: "I've noticed a subtle shift in leftie narratives this week on a few cable networks."

LLR Chucks talking points shifted in precisely the same way at precisely the same time.

Feel free to draw obvious conclusions.

Drago said...
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Drago said...

LLR & #StrongDemDefender Chuck and looney lefty Inga once again on precisely the same page politically.

Its "surprising" how that seems to occur frequently.

Like, every single day.

And its not Inga scaling back on the crazy leftiness.....

Inga said...

The conclusions of the Intelligence Community Assessment, shorthanded ICA, were called into question last month by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, who said in a final report on its year-long Russia probe that there were "significant intelligence tradecraft failings" and that the ICA"s judgments on Putin's strategic intentions "did not employee proper analytic tradecraft." Democrats on the committee took no issue with the ICA's findings or underlying tradecraft.

"Committee staff have spent 14 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft, and analytic work, and we see no reason to dispute the conclusions," said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, D-N.C., in a statement. "There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections."

eddie willers said...

The Goths spoke a Germanic tongue that sounded like “bar bar bar bar...”

I hear "Laurel".

Original Mike said...

Gee, Inga, the Republicans are skeptical of Brennen and Clapper. There is mounting evidence they should be.

Bay Area Guy said...

@langford peel,

I hear you Bay Area Guy. The preponderance of gays is what makes San Fransico the wonderful, pleasant and livable city that it is today.

Question In your experience what do you have more of in San Fran?

Homeless people or piles of human feces.

Please consider them separate categories.


You have a point. Geographically speaking, SF is absolutely stunning and beautiful. The hills, the water, the cable cars. But, Yes, the Tenderloin and Civic Center is an epic leftwing fuck-up. Tons of homeless, and feces, and now syringes and needles. Truly, it is filthy and disgusting.

Original Mike said...

Brennan

rehajm said...

I hear "Laurel"

It's Yanny.

Also: Less Filling!

Robt C said...

A true friend would tell him his shirt label is sticking out.

langford peel said...

" Tons of homeless, and feces, and now syringes and needles. Truly, it is filthy and disgusting."

It is understandable because inserting and wallowing in human feces is reputably the homosexuals fondest desire.

The road to Hell is paved as the Hershey Highway.

Michael K said...

You can take Inga's posts to the bank. She has even made the Senate Intel chair a Democrat !

Good work Inga. I wouldn't be surprised.

heyboom said...

No Trump indictment from Mueller?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/16/mueller-told-trumps-legal-team-will-not-indict-president-giuliani-tells-fox-news.html

Jim at said...

"There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections. And despite their best efforts, Hillary still lost."

Inga said...

“She has even made the Senate Intel chair a Democrat !”


Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS.

Inga said...

Kremlin Used NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Senate Report Says Documents suggest Moscow funneled money to Trump through the gun group, according to the judiciary committee.

Original Mike said...

“This is it! We have the smoking gun that will crack the Trump presidency, and it is completely different from the 1,326 purported smoking guns that we thought we had before!”

Humperdink said...

Re: Tucker Carlson.

Last night Carlson had Pat Davis (D-Complete Fool) on his show. This fellow, who is running for congress from New Mexico, had posted a campaign ad, the essence of which stated F*ck the NRA.

He claimed last night the AR-15 can fire 150 rounds in 15 seconds. When Carlson was finished with him, he was revealed to be a blithering idiot regarding guns and specifically the AR. No surprise.

Bay Area Guy said...

It is May 2018. Certain folks on the Left still obsess over the November 2016 election.

They will not move on.

If they win the November 2018 midterms, they will claim that they were right to not move on.

If they lose the November 2018 midterms, they will claim that they really need to press the issue even more for the November 2020 election.

They are an odd bunch.

Matthew Sablan said...

No one doubts Russia tried to stir up discontent by posting ambiguous Facebook ads and holding anti Trump rallies and hawking Bernie coloring books. The conclusion people have issues with is the collusion junk.

Fabi said...

"Documents suggest..." Lulz

Inga said...

“It is May 2018. Certain folks on the Left still obsess over the November 2016 election.”


Just because someone wins an election does not mean they are above the law, even the President.

Matthew Sablan said...

Has the Senate looked into Russian money to unions or other groups? If not, the NRA analysis is pointless. What about Russians hiring groups like Fusion GPS to promote their interests?

Matthew Sablan said...

The 2016 election will be remembered as the gift that finally shut Al Gore stalwarts up about 2000.

Darrell said...

Don't ever be a fuckhead and vote Democratic.
Embrace it. Live it.

tim in vermont said...

Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS. - Inga

It was your mistake for blindly believing something ALMOST any idiot could see wasn't true just because it confirmed your hatred of Trump. It's called confirmation bias. You have a serious case of it.

Matthew Sablan said...

How much money has Russia given say the ACLU or Planned Parenthood or large unions? Why has the Senate not figured this out?

tcrosse said...

Just because someone loses an election does not mean they are above the law.

Bay Area Guy said...

"Just because someone wins an election does not mean they are above the law, even the President."

Strawman. Nobody is claiming he is above the law. That's just sloganeering.

Michael McNeil said...

To Romans only sweet Latin speakers could be understood. The Goths spoke a Germanic tongue that sounded like “bar bar bar bar…” to Romans. Damn those barbarian speakers.

That (including the linguistic transmogrification from “bar bar bar” to the word “barbarian”) was a Greek conceit actually. The Romans were far more accepting of foreign ways and languages than the Greeks. Thus the Roman Empire ended up being the longest lived state in history, while the Greek (e.g., the Athenian) Empire ended up being among the shortest lived states.

Mike Sylwester said...

Inga at 4:16 PM
"There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections."

RT television shows criticized fracking !!!

Facebook ads !!!

Twitter ads !!

But what about MySpace ads ???

Fabi said...

How much money did Russians give to the enviro-whacko groups?

Matthew Sablan said...

How sinister! https://www.ippf.org/about-us/member-associations/russia

Also remember a Planned Parenthood group was fined for illegally giving money to Clinton. They later declared it and paid a fine,but if the NRA are Russian stooges, the show fits here too.

Original Mike said...

You know who else is not above the law? The DOJ.

Matthew Sablan said...

Mind you. I think this is normal, non sinister stuff. Just want to know if people will be ok attacking Planned Parenthood with the same zeal they went after the NRA.

Clyde said...

Matthew Sablan said...
How much money has Russia given say the ACLU or Planned Parenthood or large unions? Why has the Senate not figured this out?


Not to mention anti-fracking environmental groups. Putin hates fracking! So do enviro-wackos.

Unknown said...

That (including the linguistic transmogrification from “bar bar bar” to the word “barbarian”) was a Greek

Bar-barry-ANN, please take my land!

tim in vermont said...

Remember Hillary's speech she gave in Canada that was released via Wikileaks where she accused the Russians of being behind opposition to pipelines, you know, the like ones she also opposed and Trump approved.

But she only took 150 million dollars from Putin cronies. No wonder Democrats are trying to airbrush her out of history.

Unknown said...

Thus the Roman Empire ended up being the longest lived state in history, while the Greek (e.g., the Athenian) Empire ended up being among the shortest lived states.

Ah, but the Greeks took over the Roman Empire and it lasted 1000 years after that..

Clyde said...

Fabi and I are thinking alike.

Fabi said...

You owe me a Coke, Clyde!

Michael K said...


“She has even made the Senate Intel chair a Democrat !”


Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS.


Inga, you don't understand. I love your goofiness. You and your like minded horde are going to see one of the first mid term elections in history that increases the President's party in Congress.

The Democrats, the pros I mean not the goofies, are starting to worry that Trump hate and crazy conspiracy theories, like the Senate candidate in Minnesota, are going to sink the party.

You go girl ! Let it all hang out !

Inga said...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued two subpoenas to a social media expert who worked for longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

tim in vermont said...

How did using prosecutors work out against Scott Walker? Oh yeah, they got slapped down for abuse of power, after finding out that the prosecutors were using armed raids to gather information that they were handing over to Democrats as "Opposition research," kind of like all of these stories that are coming out of Cohen's files, seized by armed police.

By any means necessary! Rule of law is nothing compared with the need to avenge Hillary's loss!

Inga said...

(Reuters) - An intermediary of a Russian oligarch and associates of then-U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump coordinated responses to revelations of a meeting in which Trump’s eldest son expected to get “dirt” on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, documents released by a U.S. Senate panel showed on Wednesday. Moreover, the documents suggest that the coordination continued after Trump’s inauguration. Days after he was named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci offered to work with Rob Goldstone, an intermediary for a Russian oligarch, to counter “pressure on all sides.”

traditionalguy said...

Breaking News in NYT spins the IG Report about Comey in July, 2016 already colluding with the filthy British SIS ( MI6) to run a counter intelligence Operation against DJT. And they got nothing but imaginary BS. Covering that insanity up to protect Obama has opened the door to mass arrests for treason.

And the NYT forgot to mention they can prove it.

pacwest said...

There are more than a few Republican crazies running for office too.

Original Mike said...

“This is it! We have the smoking gun that will crack the Trump presidency, and it is completely different from the 1,326 purported smoking guns that we thought we had before!”

Fabi said...

More "documents suggest" from Igna!

Michael K said...

Inga has more good news for Democrats this fall.

The far left is winning the primaries and beating out moderates.

Statewide, John Fetterman — a small-town mayor with a bristly beard and tattoos on both of his arms — toppled Pennsylvania’s incumbent lieutenant governor, Mike Stack, thanks in part to the strong endorsement of Bernie Sanders, who stumped across the state for him on Friday and Saturday. Fetterman campaigned on universal health care and legalizing marijuana.

-- In the Pittsburgh area, two card-carrying members of the Democratic Socialists of America topped incumbent state representatives in Democratic primaries with 65 percent and 68 percent of the vote, respectively. (The New Yorker profiled one of the winners, Summer Lee, last week.)

“Since it was founded in 1982, the Democratic Socialists of America has played virtually no role the country’s elections,” Clint Hendler writes for Mother Jones. “That’s begun to change, fueled by the organization’s 2016 endorsement of Bernie Sanders and a growth spurt led by the activists and organizers he inspired. In Pittsburgh, the local DSA chapter is 500 members strong and hosts Marxist reading groups, organizes against controversial anti-abortion pregnancy centers, and works to reduce police stops by fixing residents’ brake lights. … Pittsburgh’s DSA group is one of the first chapters in the country to have launched a political action committee …”


You go girl. Beat out those moderates who might have a chance!

Michael K said...

The IG Report is coming in a week.

Wall Street Journal – Multiple subjects of a report on the Justice Department’s handling of a 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use have been notified that they can privately review the report by week’s end, signaling t he long-awaited document is nearing release.

The report is likely to reignite the volatile debate over the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the Clinton probe, and it will put Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, in a familiar place—taking aim at members of the law enforcement community.


Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks. (more)


Enjoy the moment, Inga. While it lasts.

walter said...

Now that the weather's nice, what's the summer Resistance schedule?

Inga said...
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roesch/voltaire said...

What I love about Trump the professional liar is that what ever he says we can understand the opposite to be true.

Fabi said...

Inga has moved from "suggest" to "appear". Lulz

wildswan said...

Slowly, day by day, the special counsel drops another veil - suggesting, implying, leaking, investigating. Someone met with someone else for twenty minutes; someone did business in Russia; someone claimed to be influential; someone once worked for the CIA and ten years later said something; someone did something which someone else reported to someone and national security won't let us say more but, national security, well, that for sure shows that someone should take something seriously. It's all so flimsy, so fake. The only thing quite clear is that the upper levels of the CIA and FBI and NSA hate Trump and his voters and are trying for a coup.

Or they were. I feel like that for the first time the Despicables can kind of see what will happen; they have sudden fears in the night as they think just how history will view them. So they are trying to create a record that suggests that Mueller's investigation had a rational basis. They're over on the grassy knoll - recreating; they're analyzing pictures from Roswell - very closely. Soon they'll be studying Piltdown Man - just in case. And reopening the Tichborne claimant's claims. And - was the Prince of Wales, Jack the Ripper? And look!!! opportunities by e-mail from a Nigerian prince!!!

eddie willers said...

while the Greek (e.g., the Athenian) Empire ended up being among the shortest lived states.

Shorty after, a Greek lamented: "We were conquered by a race of plumbers!"

tim in vermont said...

What I love about Trump the professional liar is that what ever he says we can understand the opposite to be true.

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor...

tcrosse said...

Because Trump contradicts that which R/V truly believes does not make him a liar.

tim in vermont said...

“A law enforcement official who claims to be the source of leaks about Cohen.”

Inga really likes politics by other means, including using the law to seize information from somebody’s lawer’s office, then feeding them to the press.

East Germany had nothing on her type.

Inga said...
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Fabi said...

Inga thinks "appear" and "destroy" are synonyms. Lulz

Ken B said...

Powerline has thoughts on the release of the transcripts. Bottom line: if there were evidence we'd be hearing about it, so silence is significant.

Ken B said...

Michael K
Insty has a great tweet from the Minnesota dem candidate. What are the odds there are lots more like that?

Darrell said...

Data about suspicious activity in Cohen's accounts was planted to obtain a search warrant for a fishing expedition and leaks of private data, then the database was cleansed. That's how Deep State games the system and violates your rights. Or violates your wife, in Manafort's case. . .

Two-eyed Jack said...

I think it is worth pulling out the Senate finding wrt the NRA that Inga referenced above, I would say the word "may" does a lot of the work here.


Russia’s Connection to the National Rifle Association
The Committee has obtained a number of documents that suggest the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign. Two individuals involved in this effort appear to be Russian nationals Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina. Mr. Torshin is a Putin ally and the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia,125 and Ms. Butina served as his assistant. She also founded Right to Bear Arms, the Russian equivalent of the NRA, and started a business with former Trump supporter and adviser Paul Erickson.126 Both Mr. Torshin and Ms. Butina have longstanding ties to ex-NRA president, David Keene, and in 2013, hosted him in Russia for a pro-gun conference.127
During the campaign, Mr. Torshin, Ms. Butina, and their intermediaries repeatedly offered the campaign back channels to Russia and relayed requests from President Putin to meet with Mr. Trump. The Kremlin may also have used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.128 The extent of Russia’s use of the NRA as an avenue for connecting with and potentially supporting the Trump campaign needs examination. Requests for documents and staff interviews have been sent to Ms. Butina, Mr. Erickson, and Mr. Keene, but they have refused to cooperate.

Two-eyed Jack said...

I think it is worth pulling out the Senate finding wrt the NRA that Inga referenced above, I would say the word "may" does a lot of the work here.


Russia’s Connection to the National Rifle Association
The Committee has obtained a number of documents that suggest the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign. Two individuals involved in this effort appear to be Russian nationals Alexander Torshin and Maria Butina. Mr. Torshin is a Putin ally and the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia,125 and Ms. Butina served as his assistant. She also founded Right to Bear Arms, the Russian equivalent of the NRA, and started a business with former Trump supporter and adviser Paul Erickson.126 Both Mr. Torshin and Ms. Butina have longstanding ties to ex-NRA president, David Keene, and in 2013, hosted him in Russia for a pro-gun conference.127
During the campaign, Mr. Torshin, Ms. Butina, and their intermediaries repeatedly offered the campaign back channels to Russia and relayed requests from President Putin to meet with Mr. Trump. The Kremlin may also have used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.128 The extent of Russia’s use of the NRA as an avenue for connecting with and potentially supporting the Trump campaign needs examination. Requests for documents and staff interviews have been sent to Ms. Butina, Mr. Erickson, and Mr. Keene, but they have refused to cooperate.

Chuck said...

Althouse, this is apropos of your recent post on Trump's use of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" in closing his rallies...

The New York Times is now breaking a story about the origins of the Trump investigations at the FBI. An investigation that was given the codename "Crossfire Hurricane." And -- this is what I'm laughing about now -- the millennial douchebags that produce the Rachel Maddow Show for MSNBC seem to have not been capable of prepping Rachel Maddow on the origin of that name. Rachel laughed and, thinking it to be a weird and inexplicable name, thought that it sounded like a squirtgun or something.

Of course, it comes from the lyrics to the Stones' Jumpin' Jack Flash; "I was born, in a crossfire hurricane..."

Fabi said...

Kimberley Strassel's reading of the NYT article, via Twitter --

"Govt "sources" admit that, indeed, the Obama DOJ and FBI spied on the Trump campaign. Spied. (Tho NYT kindly calls spy an "informant.") NYT slips in confirmation far down in story, and makes it out like it isn't a big deal. It is a very big deal."

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Just another law abiding gun owner.

narciso said...

Apuzzo was the one who helped dismantle the nypd demographic unit.

Bay Area Guy said...

Most of this is just noise. The next IG Report is imminent and it will hammer the next batch of these weasels. Petey Strzok is being vacuumed clean of all juicy details, and soon it will lead to ex-CIA stooge John Brennan.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"The next IG Report is imminent and it will hammer the next batch of these weasels."

Cons here forget a few years ago when many cons anticipated that Comey was gonna nail HRC.



I like it.

Funny!

Darrell said...

Another Loony Leftie--

Sorry. We don't have room for the complete daily list.

Michael K said...

Blogger Ken B said...
Michael K
Insty has a great tweet from the Minnesota dem candidate. What are the odds there are lots more like that?


I'm waiting for all the "Democratic Socialist" candidates and their platforms.

In Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, Paulette Jordan defeated business owner and Boise school board member A.J. Balukoff, who had the backing of most of the state’s political establishment. Jordan, who has generated a lot of media coverage because she could become the first Native American governor in the country, built her campaign around protecting more public lands, as well as promising to expand Medicaid, relax marijuana laws, reduce incarceration and limit corporate tax loopholes. She garnered 58 percent of the vote.

This is going to be a slaughter and it will be fun to watch.

In the much bluer state of Oregon, liberals toppled an entrenched Democratic incumbent in the state Senate. Sen. Rod Monroe got crushed 62 percent to 25 percent by civil rights attorney Shemia Fagan. A Somali immigrant who works as a community organizer got another 13 percent of the vote. “Monroe, 75, a five-term senator, was vulnerable because the race centered on housing,” the Oregonian reports.

I'm buying stock in popcorn companies. Orville Redenbacher, anyone ?

walter said...

Yeah, Sitter.
It just might be folly to think Clinton Inc and associated tentacles will be held accountable...

Original Mike said...

Blogger Two-eyed Jack said...”I think it is worth pulling out the Senate finding wrt the NRA that Inga referenced above,”

That’s called Whack a Mole.

Chuck said...

Fabi: Poor Kim Strassel. She was smart, and bright, before she started to full time apologies for Trump.

Now she's calling the FBI codename "Hurricane Crossfire."

Oh dear.

Trumpit said...

True friendship means never having to say you're sorry.

walter said...

Someone alert Kasich of his imminent call to duty.
(Btw, his dad worked for the post office)

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Darrell said...

Miss Chuck's Orifice wouldn't solve the stalling problem.

Birkel said...

Strassel should have called the FBI spying on Trump Operation Circular Firing Squad.

Huber has the floor.

Jack Wayne said...

ARM is lying again. None of the news articles has anything to say about how Barry Freeman acquired his rifle or shotgun.

Jack Wayne said...

There’s noting so disappointing as an apostate. Just reference LLR moby clucking over Strassel, who was not a trump fan leading up to the election.

Michael K said...

Now she's calling the FBI codename "Hurricane Crossfire."

Oh dear.


Chuck, are you ready for the OIG report? Are you going to have to hold your head while you barf up all that negativity ?

Original Mike said...

Blogger Chuck said...”Poor Kim Strassel. She was smart, and bright, before she started to full time apologies for Trump.
Now she's calling the FBI codename "Hurricane Crossfire."”


What does this mean? It was the FBI’s name.

walter said...

Transposing the FBI codename dyslexically might be appropriate...

Bay Area Guy said...

"Cons here forget a few years ago when many cons anticipated that Comey was gonna nail HRC."

Au contraire, mon frere: I thought Comey should have nailed HRC, but I knew Obama's DOJ would prevent that from happening.

The IG is a different kettle of fish because: (a) the rank and file FBI respect it and (b) no outside forces can influence it.

We shall see, I guess.

Original Mike said...

"Cons here forget a few years ago when many cons anticipated that Comey was gonna nail HRC."

Doubtful.

traditionalguy said...

Hurricane Crossfire is best. Trump's Storm of cross fire has started. As Patton told his guys in the 1944 speech to his Army, " I almost feel sorry for those Nazi Sons of bitches going up against you...we are going to rip out their living guts and grease the treads of our tanks with them."

And he did. That Trump is a mean man.

Fabi said...

"I was born in a Hurricane Crossfire." Jumpin' Flash Jack is the name of the song.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I make the assumption you understand the how of why Tupac is our Mozart.

Fortget mu main oints, frunk.

Guildofcannonballs said...


Visions of cops and sirens
Niggas open fire
Buncha Thug Life niggas on tha rise
Until I die
Ask me why I'm a Boss Playa gettin' high
And when I'm rollin' by
Niggas Can't see Me
The stares of a million pairs of eyes
And you'll never realize
You can't see Me
Been getten worried that these square muthafuckers with nerves
Sayin they can get with us
But picture me gettin' served
My own mama say I'm thuged out
My shit be bumpin out tha record store
As if it was a drug house
My lyrics bang like a Crip or Blood
Nigga what ?
It ain't nothin but a party when we thug
And there I was
A young nigga with heart
Ain't had shit to loose
Pullin' my pistol on them fools
You know the rules
D-are-E you got me heated
My words like a penatentary dick
Hittin' bitches where it's most needed
Money and weed
Alazay and Hennesse
To my Thug niggas in lock down
Witness me
Bail on these ho's in floss mode
Tha life of a Boss Playa
Fuck what ya thought tho'
My enemies deceased
Die like a bitch
When my album hit tha streetz
Niggas Can't see Me
Niggas Can't see Me
You niggas made a mistake
You shoulda never put my rhymes with Dre
Them Thug niggas have arrived and it's Judgement Day
Hey Homie if ya feel me
Tell them tricks that shot me
That they missed
They ain't killed me
I can make a muthafucker shake
Rattle and roll
I'm full of liquor
Thug nigga
Quick to jab at them ho's
And I can make ya jelous niggas famous
Fuck around with 2Pac and see how good a niggas aim is
I'm just a rich muthafucker from tha way
If this rappin' bring me money
Then I'm rappin' till I'm paid
I'm getten green like I'm supposed to
Nigga, I holla at these ho's
And see how many I can go through
Look to the star
And visualize my debut
Niggas know me, playa
I gotta stay true
Don't be a dumb muthafucker
Because it's crazy after dark
Where the true Thug niggas see ya heart
Niggas Can't see Me....
Niggas Can't see Me
(Right before your eyes, I'll disappear from here) You niggas Can't see Me, hahah
(You Can't see Me) I know it's hard nigga, I'm all up in your face
But you still Can't see Me
(You Can't see Me) All up in your range, but niggas Can't see Me
(20/20 vision won't visualize) I'm in tha flesh baby, but you Can't see Me
(All tho' glasses won't help you realize) You blinded
You blinded
You Can't see Me
(You Can't see Me)
Thug Life baby
Don't believe everything you read
Alazay and weed (You Can't see Me)
(Right before your very eyes, You won't even visualize)
(You Can't see Me)
Dr. Dre all day, 2Pac
Niggas can't see Me, hahaha
I dedicate this, to you PUNK Muthafuckers hahaha
This ones for you big baby hahah
Cause you bitch ass niggas Can't see Me
Niggas Can't see Me
(ooooww)
(ooooww)
(You Can't see Me)
(See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil)
(You won't see Me)
(First see Me, Now ya don't)
(Wanna see Me, but ya won't)
(Come to see Me, but ya Can't)
(ooohhh, You Can't see Me)
(You Can't see Me)
(Right between your eyes, you'll never realize)
(Right before your eyes, you won't even realize)
(Visualize what you Can't C)
Songwriters: George Clinton / Tupac Amaru Shakur / Andre Romell Young

Guildofcannonballs said...

Tupac was rappin' 'bout 'Merica vs. Leftist Abortionists

The blind stares
Of a million pairs of eyes
Lookin' hard but won't realize
That they will never see
The P
Give me my money in stacks
And lace my bitches with 9 figures
Real niggas fingers on nickel plated 9 triggas
Must see my enemies defeated
I'm cashin'
While they coughed up and weeded
Open fire
Now them niggas bleedin'
See me in flesh
And test
And get your chest blown
Straight out tha west, don't get blown
My adversaries cry like ho's
Open and shut like doors
Is you a friend or foe ?
Nigga you ain't know ?
They got me stressed out on Death Row
I've seen money
But baby I got to gets mo'
You scream and go
'2Pac'
And I ain't stoppin'
Till I'm well paid
Bails paid
Now nigga, look what hell made

Mike Sylwester said...

On the one hand:

Stefan Halper must not be identified as a secret agent of MI-6.

On the other hand:

Stefan Halper is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars every year by the US Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessments.

Original Mike said...

”Stefan Halper must not be identified as a secret agent of MI-6.”

Well, that would put his life at risk. Secret agenting is dangerous.

Amadeus 48 said...

"The rest of The Times piece goes into how the FBI was super careful and by-the-book when it came to their totally legit investigation that was not launched because of the Steele dossier.

“Folks are very, very careful and serious about that process,” said Sally Yates, former Deputy AG under Obama. “I don’t know of anything that gives me any concerns.”"

From the Zero Hedge discussion of the NYT pre-leak.

Sally Yates says she doesn't know of anything that givers her any concerns. You don't know whether to laugh or to cry.

Original Mike said...

“Folks are very, very careful and serious about that process,” said Sally Yates

One might say, By. The. Book.

Gahrie said...

I'm buying stock in popcorn companies.

I've been quietly saying (including to the students I teach) for about a month now that I am no longer worried about a blue wave in November, and I think there is an actual chance for something close to a red wave.

I'll be surprised if the Republicans don't hold both houses, and I predict a filibuster proof Senate.

Francisco D said...

Inga said ... "Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS."

This is why people here justifiably think you are stupid. You cut and paste without understanding, analyzing and apparently without reading carefully.

If you are going to cut and paste from the usual spinmeisters, at least read what they have to say.

Did they let you give medications and injections to patients?

Big Mike said...

Cons here forget a few years ago when many cons anticipated that Comey was gonna nail HRC.

It never crossed my mind. Now if, on the other hand, the FBI under Mueller or Comey was a real law enforcement agency ...

Guildofcannonballs said...

Most folks never had a Tupac, or Mozart as you like, to compare how shitty today is, reasonably.

Michael McNeil said...

Ah, but the Greeks took over the Roman Empire and it lasted 1000 years after that.

It's true that the Roman Empire (during the 5th century) lost the provinces where languages other than Greek (e.g.: Latin) predominated. But in terms of Greeks “taking over” the (late) Roman Empire, I'd say it's more the reverse. (The cultural conquest didn't go 100% either way, of course.)

But not only did the Greek (speaking) inhabitants of the Empire call themselves “Romans” (Ρωμαίοι) throughout that next 1,000 years that the Roman Empire endured — but, indeed, as Byzantinist J.B. Bury points out, even “The modern Greek language was commonly called Romaic till the middle of the nineteenth century.”

Michael McNeil said...

Shorty after, a Greek lamented: “We were conquered by a race of plumbers!”

Ha ha! There's some truth to that — though people forget the immense difficulties involved in making it happen so that when you turn the tap, water magically gushes forth. Beyond that, indeed, the Romans copied their plumbing technology from the Greeks.

But the basic question of Greek civilization facing Roman, that was addressed by 19th-century historian Theodor Mommsen, in his great, Nobel Prize winning History of Rome. As he writes, concerning the historic King Pyrrhus (whose name is the origin of the term “Pyrrhic victory”) (quoting…):

A wondrous charm attaches to the name of the Epirot [King Pyrrhus] — a peculiar sympathy, evoked certainly in some degree by his chivalrous and amiable character, but still more by the circumstance that he was the first Greek that met the Romans in battle. With him began those direct relations between Rome and Hellas, on which the whole subsequent development of ancient, and an essential part of modern, civilization are based.

The struggle between phalanxes and cohorts, between a mercenary army and a militia, between military monarchy and senatorial government, between individual talent and national vigour — this struggle between Rome and Hellenism was first fought out in the battles between Pyrrhus and the Roman generals; and though the defeated party often afterwards appealed anew to the arbitration of arms, every succeeding day of battle simply confirmed the decision.

But while the Greeks were beaten in the battlefield as well as in the senate-hall, their superiority was none the less decided on every other field of rivalry than that of politics; and these very struggles already betokened that the victory of Rome over the Hellenes would be different from her victories over Gauls and Phoenicians, and that the charm of Aphrodite only begins to work when the lance is broken and the helmet and shield are laid aside.

(/unQuote)

(Theodor Mommsen, History of Rome, 1856)

Achilles said...

anti-de Sitter space said...
"The next IG Report is imminent and it will hammer the next batch of these weasels."

Cons here forget a few years ago when many cons anticipated that Comey was gonna nail HRC.



I like it.

Funny!


Around the same time that democrats were calling for Comey to be fired.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
“She has even made the Senate Intel chair a Democrat !”


Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS.

Yeah. Critical thought is over rated. Way better to be a parrot that cuts and pastes idiot democrat talking points without understanding you are a tool.

Achilles said...

Inga said...
“It is May 2018. Certain folks on the Left still obsess over the November 2016 election.”


Just because someone wins an election does not mean they are above the law, even the President.

And the law is coming for the people that broke it. Yates Comey Obama Clinton McCabe Ohr Ohr Strzok Fields Rosenstein Mueller Misfud Halper...

Inga is supporting people that literally put spies in a political opponents campaign while they listened to every communication of that campaign.

You people are going to watch as these traitorous shit heads are tried and sent to prison. The democrat party is going to be hollowed out. It's supporters are going to have to decide if they are serious about being traitors too.

Mike Sylwester said...

“Folks are very, very careful and serious about that process,” said Sally Yates, former Deputy AG under Obama. “I don’t know of anything that gives me any concerns.”"

Sally "The Logan Act Enforcer" Yates is a chronic leaker.

n.n said...

America was built on the conclusion of inter and intra-tribal genocide.

A minority profited from generational slave trade with black African tribes and owners.

South Africa was a genocide. The Mandela faction received moral license to eliminate its native black competitors, while the social justice warriors targeted the native white population in mass abortion fields, and later through diversity (i.e. color judgments) and human sacrificial rites (a.k.a. planned parenthood). South Africa is the only nation, perhaps ever, that has a progressive constitution that denies individual dignity, denies intrinsic value, and establishes [color] diversity and redistributive change as the highest laws of the land.

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Matthew Sablan said...

I said one of the few benefits of a President Trump over President Clinton is that the Executive Branch would be checked. It appears I've been right. If Trump has done anything wrong by the end of this, we'll know for sure. Can you imagine that we'd have learned Hillary Clinton paid foreign nationals to spy on her political opponents with a President Clinton, or that Brennan had gamed the intelligence report?

As much as I dislike Trump, I like that we're actually getting a reckoning of the executive branch. Trump, himself, may turn out not to be vulnerable to anything, but we're learning a lot about how our intelligence agencies work, and not all of it is flattering.

Rusty said...

Mathew . Almost none of it is. I'd like to know what the
rank and file think.
I'd also still want to what is on Weiners computer and who killed Seth Rich. Answers to those two questions would go a long way in explaining why we're going through this nonsense.

walter said...

Comey said he also listens to Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, whom his kids like. He also favors Beyonce, recounting to the Newshour an FBI briefing he once received on a counterintelligence case called “Sandcastles.”
“They always have weird code names,” he said. “It was ‘Sandcastles,’ and so I said ‘Beyonce!’ And I was the only one in the room who had any idea what I was talking about. People were like ‘What?’ I said, ‘We built sandcastles’… Honest to God, I sung like that.”

Curious George said...

"Francisco D said...
Inga said ... "Um...no. Not my mistake. I didn’t write the article. Go file your complaints with CBS."

This is why people here justifiably think you are stupid. You cut and paste without understanding, analyzing and apparently without reading carefully."

To be fair, that is just one of many reasons. Many, many, many, reasons.

tim in vermont said...

Update from Campus Reform re Evergreen College.

Acknowledging that “Evergreen can no longer be considered a ‘selective’ college in terms of admission” because it currently accepts about 95 percent of all applicants, the report also points out that the percentage of students of color on campus continues to edge upward despite the decrease in overall enrollment.

Notably, it also cites a survey showing that 60 percent of first-year, four-year students who enrolled at Evergreen State in Fall 2017 “identified themselves as LGBTQIA.”


Not sure comment is needed.