June 25, 2019

At the Tiny Ant Café...

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... you can talk all night.

92 comments:

David Begley said...

Mueller set to testify. He gets destroyed on cross.

Christopher said...

And now there's apparently a non-zero chance that Carroll may have cribbed her story from an episode of SVU:

https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/1143695340572426241



Alright, I give up on this world.

Bay Area Guy said...

I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, disconnected from the political scene.

Answer me this:

1. Has Mueller indicted Trump or Don Jr or Jared yet?

2. Has the House impeached anybody yet?

Pls buzz me when either or both happen.

Back to the beach

narciso said...

How goes the Nadler teleplay

doctrev said...

Mueller must be terrified. He knows he burned "friend" William Barr, and his ability to further a prosecution is officially DONE, so maybe the DOJ will send representatives to arrest him for perjury the second his House testimony is over?

His is an even sadder farce than Jean "Please, anyone, fill my dessicated snatch" Carroll, and he's not even done yet!

traditionalguy said...

Clint Eastwood is filming in Georgia without hesitation. Courage is his trademark. Maybe I can get hired as an extra.

Humperdink said...

#BelieveAllWomen. Especially is they are backed up by an episode of Law and Order. What more proof do you need?

Birkel said...

15,000 Mexican troops protecting the border?
Who here is tired of winning?

D. said...

I hate the tiny ants that find their way into my cup of ice tea as I work outside.

wildswan said...

In the old days, there were two genders and a whole variety of opinions in politics could be chosen. Now, a whole variety of genders can be chosen and there are only two opinions in politics, namely, Right which is wrong, and Left which is right.

Humperdink said...

It is telling that Gloria Allred is sitting this one out. Avenatti also, but he has other reasons.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

‘powerhouse’ Stephanie Grisham tapped for press secretary,

“Steph Grisham is pure Trump,” one source said. “She holds down the East Wing with ease and has no loyalties to any faction within the Republican Party. Members of the first family love her and know that she is fiercely dedicated and loyal.”

Original Mike said...

But we already know what Mueller knows.

He wrote it all down.

n.n said...

Winning: Mexico Sends 15,000 Troops to Border to Curb Immigrant Flow to the North

The fetal stage of emigration reform, to curb the appetite of anti-nativists and diversitists, and mitigate the progress of collateral damage to women and children forced by immigration reform. Baby steps.

rcocean said...

E Jean Carroll. Two divorces. No Kids. Known for weird statements and crazy behavior.

Claims she was raped at age 52 in a department store by a 47 y/o Billionaire. Attacked at most elite store in Manhattan when store was "Empty" at "Night". Kept quiet about it for 25 years. Then "remembered" it. However, is unclear what year it took place. Also, is a writer, but did not write a letter, diary entry, email or text about the the rape - before now.

Conclusion: Credible - because attacker was Republican.

Drago said...

Original Mike: "But we already know what Mueller knows.
He wrote it all down."

We do already know what Mueller knows...but there is so much of that that Mueller did not write down as he dared not.

He will finally have to address those facts....and there is so much there.

narciso said...

Didnt they say they werent evil:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/technology/huawei-trump-ban-technology.amp.html

Fen said...

I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, disconnected from the political scene.

You are in for an interesting treat.

When you return, it will be like coming back to an old Soap Opera you missed (I learned this when I was home sick from Jr High and High School)

Luke and Laura are still missing. Only Laura is played by a different actress now.
The Hospital weathered the financial crisis but there is a NEW financial crisis pending.
The cliffhanger from last season will be drawn out to next season and then abandoned altogether (yay GOT!)
And the Drama Y surrounding Character X has become Drama Z surround Character XX.

In short, everything has changed around but is still the same. You can pick up right where you left off.

The Wife has a more interesting way of relaying this to me: So you were away from the internet for 2 weeks and the world didn't burn? Imagine that...

I find that chocolate solves that problem.

Andrew said...

I finally watched Joe Biden's speech in Iowa, the one where he said he'd cure cancer. It was genuinely surprising to me. I don't like Biden, but I remember him as being very hyper and animated (the VP debate against Ryan,for example). I grew up in the 80's and remember him from the Bork and Thomas hearings. I didn't like him back then, either. He struck me as a sanctimonious fraud. But he certainly had energy. Now, he sounds old, tired, and decrepit. He even sometimes slurs his speech like Pelosi. I'd be surprised if he becomes the nominee. Maybe he'll be the Bob Dole of the Democrats. But more likely he's not going to survive all the long knives that are out for him. And Trump is already getting under his skin. I doubt he has the energy to continue much longer. If I were a Democrat, and I heard Biden speak, I'd be very afraid of him being the nominee.

Original Mike said...

"He will finally have to address those facts....and there is so much there."

I'm suspicious. Why is he doing this?

rcocean said...

Middle aged Democrats seem to have a lot of "Rape Fantasies" about Republican men. Y'see back in the day, 20-35 years ago, Republcian men just couldn't keep their hands of them. They were super-hot! What better way to turn that fantasy into fame and fortune then going - reluctantly - to the media and telling "the truth".

Because after 20-35 years aren't fantasy and truth really the same? Besides, all that matters is the FEELINGS. And the fame. And the money.

narciso said...


The fellow who ruined doctor who has a dystopia for you:

https://mobile.twitter.com/alimhaider/status/1143702327070773249

Ken B said...

Why is Mueller testifying? Shouldn’t everything pertinent be in the report?

Achilles said...

D. said...
I hate the tiny ants that find their way into my cup of ice tea as I work outside.

They just want to tell you you put too much sugar in the tea.

narciso said...

Called years and years, with Emma Thompson as a main character, so its gomgvm to be very subtle

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Fudge packin' a punch!!

Fudge: Mayor Pete Has a 'Black Problem'
“I don’t know of one black person out of Indiana that supports him.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/06/25/fudge-on-buttigieg-pete-has-a-black-problem-n2548855

and more grief for Peto Buttsexsex:

Resign as Mayor, Criticism from South Bend Fraternal Order of Police
https://bigleaguepolitics.com/under-fire-buttigieg-faces-calls-to-resign-as-mayor-criticism-from-south-bend-fraternal-order-of-police/

narciso said...

Mayor pinocchio break out the violins

n.n said...

But we already know what Mueller knows.

Democrats hope to discover truths in the occult of the twilight fringe ("emanations and penumbras") to socially justify progressive witch hunts, warlock trials, and women's rites. These are critical planks of their political platform.

David Begley said...

Ken B.

In his only press conference, Mueller said his report was his testimony. Start with that! He gets destroyed on cross.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Now, he sounds old, tired, and decrepit.

Sloe Joe Fizz

he just needs to recharge his system with the aromatic dander of a young, squirming female

Fen said...

Titleist Gate Bombshell: "Hands Up Don't Shoot"

An anonymous source I just made up claims that Micheal Brown was carrying a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball in his shorts when he was shot. Found at a local country club frequented by Donald Trump. And the New Yorker has a picture of Police Officer involved in the shooting walking by Trump Tower 2 months prior!

Did Trump order the shooting of Micheal Brown to cover up his use of the Titleist Pro V1x? (not the Pro V1 as Trump claims). Where is Chuck? This could be the beginning of the end! The tipping point! The walls are closing in!

iowan2 said...

Republicans need to yield all their time to one or two members that focus on getting Mueller under oath a couple of questions.
I have seen to formats. Joint session of the judiciary and intelligence committees, or back to back hearings of judiciary and intelligence.

Achilles said...

Original Mike said...
"He will finally have to address those facts....and there is so much there."

I'm suspicious. Why is he doing this?

We are in negotiations now.

Mueller doesn't want to go to jail. He deserves to hang. This goes for much of DC.

Mueller is probably trying to come out with something to further the negotiations for his side. Most of the republicans on the judiciary committee just like most of the republicans in DC are on Mueller's side and he knows it.

Mueller will throw out some "new" stuff that was "classified" before. They have to get the Trump Russia thing going again.

If they don't they have nothing protecting them from the truth and their shenanigans for the last century.

Dave Begley said...

Iowan2:

Agree 100%. Or hire Trey Gowdy to come back to crucify Mueller.

I’d cross Mueller hard on all the sandbagging and point shaving in the Hillary Clinton investigation and why he didn’t indict Comey, McCabe and Strzok.

Dave Begley said...
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Bill Crawford said...

Watching "It's Complicated" and wondering when Meryl Streep will play Hillary Clinton.

Original Mike said...

A congressperson giving up their time? Has it ever happened?

narciso said...

They have tea leoni and Charlise Theron for that
https://mobile.twitter.com/brandondarby/status/1143628780449255424

readering said...

This has become Mueller fan fantasy page.

narciso said...

No liebchen we want him to have his comeuppance for 35 years thereabouts of misdeeds

walter said...

Achilles said...Mueller is probably trying to come out with something to further the negotiations for his side.
--
Agreed

walter said...

readering said...
This has become Mueller fan fantasy page.
--
Maybe because he just recently suggested case closed, "I out".
So offer your own perspective if you can rise above snark.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

did he agree or was he subpoenaed ?

walter said...

Is blocked profile Amanda of Chuck or of new arrival and marketer/porn re-poster Gary?

walter said...

ICTA,
Heard on the airwaves, "friendly subpoena".
FWIW

Narayanan said...

When did rule change?
From fuck a Democrat and marry Republican to what is it now?

Achilles said...

Dave Begley said...
Iowan2:

Agree 100%. Or hire Trey Gowdy to come back to crucify Mueller.


You should not trust Trey Gowdy.

He is 'retiring' to a nice sinecure.

Remember that he whitewashed Hillary in the Benghazi hearings. She was caught destroying records under subpoena and he somehow came up with nothing.

He has been covering for Mueller and the other DOJ swamp creatures for a long time. He vouched for the integrity of the attempted coup. Gowdy was a federal prosecutor. i.e. part of the DOJ. There is no way he gets to the bottom of anything investigating the place he worked for.

narciso said...

So we're left with ness (or harold coopers) quandary, who can you trust. Nunes certainly ratcliffe stefanik Collins et al

walter said...

Figuring out a lasting haircut takes all Trey's attention.

JackWayne said...

My expectation is that Mueller will continue to do what he has done from the beginning: protect the FBI, DoJ, Obama and Clinton. If he has anything new to say it will be an exoneration of Obama and/or Clinton. The Democrats have already decided on the script. Why else would a subpoena be issued and accepted? Further, I expect that the Republicans will be about as tenacious as Gowdy was on Benghazi. Which was not at all. It will just be more Kabuki.

StephenFearby said...

Mueller is scheduled to testify on July 17. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation into possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Justice Department and FBI was supposed to be complete by May or June. Now it seems it may be pushed back to July because of new information that the FBI knew the Steele dossier really was dodgy even before they submitted their first Carter Page FISA request.

If the IG's report comes out BEFORE July 17, it would probably create a very useful "intersectionality" between the two events...when Republican members have their chance to grill Mueller. Like when did Mueller know that the Steele Dossier essentially was a political fraud (which the IG's report will supposedly conclude).

Kinda like waiting for two Godots.

walter said...

"What will be my legacy???!!!"

walter said...

(re Gowdy)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

really?

"Fox is told the Democrats did not tell Republicans about the Mueller subpoena. Most GOP members found out on the floor about the subpoena from fellow members on the floor during the border supplemental vote...or from reporters milling about the Speaker’s Lobby"

Fen said...

We really need term limits for all federal employees.

Drago said...

OM: "I'm suspicious. Why is he doing this?"

As you can see from LLR Chuck's increasingly unhinged and pathetic posts, the dems are out of ammo and the only way to reignite this effort is for Mueller to try and hang Barr (though probably not since Barr was smart enough to include other witnesses in order to cut off the LLR Chuck's at the pass) and create sufficient vague innuendo the dems can use to recharge the Smear Machine against Trump.

As you can see from the lefties and LLR's, they have simply declared Trump guilty of collusion anyway so they need Mueller to sit there and give them a wink and a nod.

Yancey Ward said...

"Mueller set to testify. He gets destroyed on cross."

I think the House committees will set up the rules so that Mueller only has to answer questions on obstruction or any issues on which the Democrats want his testimony. All other questions outside those borders will be ruled out of order and not allowed.

Ice Nine said...

>Blogger David Begley said...
>Mueller set to testify. He gets destroyed on cross.

Of which he, Nadler and Schiff are well aware. But they're doing this anyway. What do they know that we don't?

walter said...

"What do they know "
Sycophant MSM

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

just a few more tidbits Re: (craze) E. Jean

E. Jean was a writer for Saturday Night Live,
a contributing editor to Esquire, Outside, and Playboy.
Her TV show on MSNBC was called—what else?—Ask E. Jean.
She founded, with her sister, Cande Carroll, the breakthrough
dating site, GreatBoyfriends . com
(where women recommend their ex-boyfriends to each other)

narciso said...

Mueller has been getting away covering crimes and destroying innocent lives for nearly 40 years now. That's why the whole fusion crowdstrike haklyut archipelago has been mobilized

Narayanan said...

Iowan2 said ... Or hire Trey Gowdy to come back to crucify Mueller

When did RoosterHead turn into Perry Mason?

When did Cucks turn into Sleuths for Truth?

walter said...

ICTA,
That's just "recycling".

Yancey Ward said...

"Of which he, Nadler and Schiff are well aware. But they're doing this anyway. What do they know that we don't?"

There won't be any new information. What has changed is that the impeachment show collapsed in early June. Mueller in public testimony is all they have left. I suspect what they know is what I suggested above- that they will fix the rules to protect Mueller from inconvenient questions.

Original Mike said...

"...they will fix the rules to protect Mueller from inconvenient questions."

That will be glaringly obvious.

Yancey Ward said...

Sure, it will be obvious, but the media will appropriately edit out the theatrics in reporting on it. To see it, you will have to watch it live.

walter said...

"LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Republican Party headquarters in Lansing was vandalized twice in the last week with graffiti critical of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Several messages were found spray painted on the state party’s property three days after Republican officials discovered “F*** ICE” spray painted on the side of its building. "
Get on it, Chuck!

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@walter
recycle! Certified Pre-Owned (pwnd?) Boyfriends !

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=somebody+threw+out+a+perfectly+good+white+boy&&view=detail&mid=126D7E4BF75F92ADE5D6126D7E4BF75F92ADE5D6&rvsmid=90891C7F147F388CCFCC90891C7F147F388CCFCC&FORM=VDQVAP
---

could it be already scripted by the derp state?

maybe Jim Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz, Ratcliffe and Doug Collins get a go.
Gowdy never closes the deal.

StephenFearby said...

Yancey Ward said...
"Sure, it will be obvious, but the media will appropriately edit out the theatrics in reporting on it. To see it, you will have to watch it live."

Certain networks (like Fox) won't edit them out.

But I don't think that Nadler can or will muzzle legitimate questions posed to Mueller by the minority members.

Also, Nadler might even decide to cancel the hearing if the IG's report comes out first.

walter said...

Gowdy is sometimes good at elucidating the WTF, but never seems DTF

Achilles said...

Yancey Ward said...
"Of which he, Nadler and Schiff are well aware. But they're doing this anyway. What do they know that we don't?"

There won't be any new information. What has changed is that the impeachment show collapsed in early June. Mueller in public testimony is all they have left. I suspect what they know is what I suggested above- that they will fix the rules to protect Mueller from inconvenient questions.

No.

They are just going to brazen their way through it.

Mueller is going to lie through his teeth, claim LLR status and non-partisan, and declare he can't answer all sorts of questions because "classified."

Hillary Clinton sat in front of Trey Gowdy, lied for hours, admitted destroying evidence under subpoena, and... nothing.

They know they have political support from their voters.

Their voters will believe a depraved whore who says Trump raped her in a public dressing room 25 years ago ripping off the script of NCIS.

They will believe Trump paid a hooker to pee on a bed Obama slept in and Putin is blackmailing him or something.

They believe this is sufficient cause for Obama to spy on his political opponents.

You people need to get over your delusions. DC is corrupt to the core and the corrupt media has turned a large chunk of our country into tools of the globalists that own them.

narciso said...

So what you're saying is flame throwers or mp 5s are the solution, not non violent political action.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

what's this buzz about Samantha Power on the hot seat tomorrow?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@narciso
electrocuted in the bathtub? Lilya novikova tries to blackmail Deripaska
cuz fooling around ?

doctrev said...

Achilles, I agree that Congress is just about worthless and the media is an active enemy of the people.

Mueller's mostly confident that the executive-led DOJ won't slap handcuffs on him if someone gives him an inconvenient question, especially about Uranium One... but there's a hard black line between mostly and perfectly.

Crazy World said...

Mueller will be as entertaining as the lunatics tomorrow night.

Achilles said...

narciso said...
So what you're saying is flame throwers or mp 5s are the solution, not non violent political action.

Violence is not necessary.

The credible threat of it is.

They have already done away with due process, presumption of innocence, right to privacy. Each one of these has been repeatedly violated.

The tech oligopoly is eliminating free speech as we speak.

They want to take our guns.

They will not stop if they think you will just let them keep going.

Josephbleau said...

Why can’t the senate subpoena Muller and set their own rules? How could he refuse to restive if he went to the house?

narciso said...

Where do I come from, who spoke of the little tail, on samizdat media.

Fritz said...

Yellow Flag Iris are considered an invasive species, and must be rooted out.

Tank said...

D. said...

I hate the tiny ants that find their way into my cup of ice tea as I work outside.


A frog jumped into my protein shake as I ate lunch outside yesterday.

Fritz said...

Tank said...
D. said...

I hate the tiny ants that find their way into my cup of ice tea as I work outside.

A frog jumped into my protein shake as I ate lunch outside yesterday.


More protein!

Chuck said...

Trump apparently just lost his mind in a rambling, half-hour telephone rant with Maria Bartiromo on the Fox Business Channel. (Do I have that right? Is it "the Fox Business Channel"?)

Aaron Rupar's Twitter feed has parts of it. Welcome to today's news story; the raving, yelling, Trump "interview."

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1143859512765493248

Fen said...

Did Maria quiz him on Titleist Gate? Does Trump really use the Titleist Pro V1 and not the Titleist Pro V1x as he claimed? Or was it another softball interview that covered up this horrible scandal?

Fen said...

We found an expert who claims if you smudge the lettering on the Titleist Pro V1, you can counterfeit it to resemble the Titleist Pro V1x. If it's cloudy out.

To find out what this may mean for Trump's Presidency, tune in at 10pm (Moscow time)



Michael K said...

Chuck was ejaculated from other threads and hangs dripping here.

walter said...

They need to have a telethon-like onscreen $$ counter as the Dems promise free shit.
Or maybe individual counters on the..lecterns..as seen on game shows.
Add some ka-ching sound effects to keep it lively.

Nobody said...

I found a tree frog in the grill, I had heard him trilling in there but could never find him. Then I found him and took him 10 yds away into my garden. A couple days later I turned on the grill again and he crawled out. I caught him and this time took him a couple hundred yards into the neighbor’s woods. Now it’s strangely silent around here. :(

Nobody said...

"Robert Mueller, they worked for him ... they had texts back and forth ... Mueller terminated them illegally. He terminated the emails, he terminated all of the stuff between Strzok and Page ... He terminated them. They're gone. That's illegal. That's a crime," Trump said.

Do you think anybody will ask Mueller why he allowed the phone in question to be wiped? Not sure if they used BleachBit.

Nobody said...

These guys were acting like the fixer at the end of Burn After Reading.

Nobody said...

New York times lying:

The president offered no evidence as he repeated earlier accusations that Mr. Mueller destroyed text messages between two former F.B.I. officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who worked on the Russia investigation. “They’re gone and that is illegal,” Mr. Trump said of the texts in an interview with Fox Business Network. “That’s a crime.”

Mr. Trump was referring to a December Justice Department inspector general report that noted 19,000 text messages were lost because of technical problems, not intentionally deleted by Mr. Mueller or anyone.
. - New York Times

OIG Report:
The SCO obtained the iPhone from that individual and provided it to the 010. CYBER obtained a forensic extraction ofthe iPhone previously assigned to Strzok; however. this iPhone had been reset to factory settings and was reconfigured for the new user to whom the device was issued. It did not contain data related to Strzok's use ofthe device. SCO's Records Officer told the 010 that as part ofthe office's records retention procedure, the officer reviewed Strzok's DOJ issued iPhone after he returned it to the SCO and determined it contained no substantive text messages.

Then wiped it. I don’t know how you can call this a “technical issue.”

https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2018/i-2018-003523.pdf

I knew they were lying when they didn’t include any actual text from the report, but just characterized it in their own words.

Nobody said...

“The chocolate ration will be increased from 40 to 30 grams."