August 10, 2022

At the Sunrise Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

44 comments:

Owen said...

As polished steel
Under burin
So here with wind
Water cups slips
Lapses gathers
Prepares a text
You think to read
But never do

tim in vermont said...

I was sitting on my back porch and realized that “deep greens and blues” were the colors of the open range and the sky and the line simply means that the cowboy chose to live there.

I also realized that I am going to vote for Trump in the primary and general, which was not my intent two days ago.

wildswan said...

I think we need to re-imagine the IRS.

Humperdink said...

"Today, former presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, and Costa Rica are all imprisoned — and that’s just in Central and South America."

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/10/under-bidens-doj-the-rule-of-law-in-america-has-become-a-farce/

Banana, meet republic. (Very good article)

John D said...

Just wondering, dear Professor, if you have ever heard of or seen this...

hennepintheatretrust.org/art-activations/murals/bob-dylan-eduardo-kobra

Many other images available on the internet...

tim in vermont said...

I love how the Democrats embedded in the FBI think that if you don't call it a "raid" it's not a "raid raid." They really thought that it was OK what they did. They live in a tinier bubble of opinion than even readers of The Bulwark, or the pedophiles over at "The Lincoln Project" do.

H/T Beasts of England, if you go after panties, it's a "raid."

Lem Ozuna from the Braves said...

Biden's gift to Americans...

link to meme

Lurker21 said...

Watching the recent Downton Abbey film. It's formulaic and melodramatic, of course, but if you enjoyed the TV series, the movie isn't bad.

tim in vermont said...
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farmgirl said...

A perfect composition w/a perfect poem.
Longest day ~sigh~ pressure washed the inside of the barn.

Be best …

Drago said...

Who would ever have guessed that Magistrate "judge" Reinhart would have been the judge-shopped selection for the DOJ/FBI deep state stasi's would be a close pal and legal rep for the Epstein cabal, a close pal of the Clintons AND had already had to recuse himself from a case involving Trump vs the Clintons?

Besides everyone of course.

Clintons and Epstein. Thats enough to make gadfly fall dreamily in love.

Toss in Avenatti and gadfly might offer him/her/xer-self for human sacrifice to his democratical "gods"

chickelit said...

wildswan said...I think we need to re-imagine the IRS.

We could tax externally instead of internally and still service revenue. Aside: A dem created the first federal tax code in 1913

chickelit said...

Racist Dems assumed that Banana Republic politics would resonate with new generation American factory workers. What a stupid gamble.

Joe Smith said...

There has been a lot of talk on the interview shows about the new bill that will fund 80,000 new IRS agents.

It's all back and forth about who will get audited, should they use some of that money to hire more phone agents to keep the call waiting times down, etc.

These are all high-powered conservative pundits, RNC officials and elected officials, mind you.

Not a single one that I heard today has advocated for abolishing the department and replacing it with a sales tax or a flat tax or some other creative plan.

When I read conservatives on Twitter, all I read about is just that; abolishing the department. The Twitter folks are the people closest to the voters...the conservative base.

That's how gigantic the chasm is between the people and their representatives in the DC bubble.

The man on the street is screaming out for meaningful reform and the idiot politicians can only thing about nibbling around the edges.

The system is broken...

Joe Smith said...

This is really long, but well worth your time...

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/08/11/part-1-why-did-the-doj-and-fbi-execute-the-raid-on-trump-the-story-behind-the-documents/#more-236386

Saint Croix said...

Merrick Garland is using the DOJ and the FBI to harass Republicans and steal their phones.

He's a conspiracy nut fruitcake.

I cannot believe Obama tried to tell us that he was a "moderate" and totally fit for the Supreme Court.

This is like Alien and Sedition Acts stuff. Just arrest the leaders of the opposition party! Nobody will notice.

You dumb fuck. Why don't you arrest Kevin McCarthy? I'm sure he's got some documents and stuff.

Memo to the world: J6 was a political protest that got out of hand. That's it, that's all it was. Stupid misdemeanors at best.

If you believe differently you are officially unfit for high office.

Unfortunately that apparently describes a lot of people. Congress is a ridiculous joke, and their kangaroo trial shows how deranged the Democrats are right now. But the Department of Justice is the enforcement arm. That's the guy who sends in people with guns and tries to use force to settle conflicts.

If you were a "moderate" (or even a person of average intelligence), you would treat Donald Trump as an irrelevant ex-president. He's out of office. When Bill Clinton was out of office, what did we do? Nothing! He's retired, dumb ass!

You've got to be a special kind of idiot to go down this road. And this is after the fucking moron tried to criminalize PTA meetings.

He's the worst attorney general in my life. Worse than Holder, who was bad. Worse than Reno, who was bad. Worse than Mitchell. I was just a kid when Mitchell was running around. Did he send FBI goons to raid Senator Kennedy's home and start looking for documents?

When people say "unprecedented," think about that word for a minute. You tried to impeach him twice and you failed twice. Let it go, you dumb fuckers! I guess you'd have to have some kind of backbone to stand up for Constitutional principles, due process, the rule of law. Truly embarrassing attorney general. I say impeach him in 2023. Don't arrest him. Just fire his ass. You're a bad lawyer and a horrible judge.

gilbar said...

chickelit said...
. Aside: A dem created the first federal tax code in 1913

i hate to rain on anyone's parade, but the first federal income was made by REPUBLICANS
Revenue Act of 1861

Ann Althouse said...

"This is really long, but well worth your time..."

That's too generic of a prompt. If it's really long, but well worth our time, sum it up. You must know what it said. From the URL, it looks like another article on the same topic we've been reading all week.

Brylinski said...

Ann Althouse quoted in this morning's print edition of the Wall Street Journal on page A15 in Notable & Quotable.

wildswan said...

CTH is arguing that the intelligence community has become a fourth branch of government running the other three branches. Intelligence is launching operations inside this country against the citizens who are seen as the primary enemy. These operations have to be covered up and this leads to a downward swirl in which more and more operations are about covering up other operations and the people who receive security clearances are now being drawn from the pool of people who would accept these operations and this way of operating. Trump is an example. As we know Comey and others tried to keep him out and when he got in they launched the Russia hoax to cover up the attempt to keep him out. Then this has to be covered up. Document classification is used to assist these operations and cover-ups. Trump, CTH asserts, had documents which he had ordered de-classified which have a bearing on the activities of ROGUE (my name for the intelligence as the fourth branch of government as claimed by CTH ) but ROGUE does not recognize his authority. ROGUE says the documents exposing it are classified and sent the FBI to get them back.
I believe this summarizes what CTH is saying.
The behavior of the FBI - in searching Trump's whole house including Melania's closet; in not allowing Trump's lawyers to observe; in not giving an inventory of what was taken; in general - corresponds to CTH's contention that there's 4th branch above the law at present. We have seen the same arrogance in the treatment of conservatives in Wisconsin some years back and that was declared illegal by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. So Rogue may be illegal also.
The Dreyfus case was similar, too. It maybe that this is how intelligence acts when it isn't meshed in with other agencies and with the country as a whole. Or maybe any government agency that thinks of itself only, not the Commonwealth, gets this way. Look at Fauci.
Maybe it's the way humans go wrong. Eve looked at the apple and saw that it was desirable and why not eat it. "Just some pettifogging rule to protect God's turf", said the snake. "Go ahead." It seems we always do, to our sorrow.

wendybar said...

"The Search Warrant used in the Mar-a-Lago raid is not public. It was filed under seal. It’s not even clear the Trump folks have it. Both Eric Trump and a lawyer for Donald Trump have said that a copy of the warrant was not given to the people present at Mar-a-Lago."

Merrick Garland insists he didn't know a thing about this. If Garland is lying about not knowing, that is bad. If he really didn't know...THAT is worse...that means he is not in charge of his DOJ if the FBI can go over his head.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/08/mar-a-lago-raid-what-did-the-feds-spend-so-much-time-doing-throughout-trumps-office-and-residence/

Humperdink said...

Who said the following?

"Donald Trump doesn't have the more moral stature to kiss John Lewis's feet."

None other than warrant issuing Judge Bruce Reinhart on January 14, 2017 (twitter)

boatbuilder said...

"That's too generic of a prompt. If it's really long, but well worth our time, sum it up. You must know what it said. From the URL, it looks like another article on the same topic we've been reading all week."

Or maybe try doing a Tik Tok, Joe...;^)

Andrew said...

"Worse than Reno, who was bad."

Respectfully disagree. Garland hasn't incinerated any children, or raided a home to send a child back to Communism.

wendybar said...

"Despite his document theft—or perhaps because of it—Berger became a big star with prominent Democrats. In 2014, President Obama invited Berger to a private dinner with a group of foreign policy experts. Berger was a big promoter of the Iran deal, and when he died in December 2015, the president praised him as one who “devoted himself to strengthening American leadership” and a man “remembered fondly within the ranks of the National Security Council, where those he mentored carry on his work.”" A hero to the left who got away with A LOT more than Trump EVER would...... their hero actually put classified documents down his underwear and in his socks. NO RAID on him!!!

https://amgreatness.com/2022/08/10/dems-n-docs/

wendybar said...

Song about Bidens raid on Trumps house...

https://youtu.be/O-m8obeOsSA

Lurker21 said...

I don't know if we really want to be heartwarmed about the British aristocracy, empire, and class system, but if you want heartwarming, there was some of that in the Downton movie. It had its diverse and politically correct elements, but such things were done more in the way that a previous generation would have handled them.

Jersey Fled said...

At last count, there are almost 500 more properties that Trump owns and still need to be raided in search of the elusive "evidence" that will keep Trump off the ballot in 2024.

jaydub said...

"When I read conservatives on Twitter, all I read about is just that; abolishing the department. The Twitter folks are the people closest to the voters...the conservative base."

The twitter-verse is a tiny minority of any voter bloc, particularly conservatives.

wendybar said...

Greg Price

"Nobody is above the law," unless you do sketchy business with Chinese companies, film yourself smoking crack, lie on a 4473 firearm form, and are involved in a Russian human trafficking ring. If you do that, you got a ride to your vacation on Air Force One today.
7:00 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you lie on a FISA form to spy on your political opponents or lie to the FBI to justify illegal spying. If you do that, you get your law license restored in good standing and acquitted by a jury of your donors.
7:02 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you BleachBit a private server with classified government emails on it after they had been subpoenaed. You'll be let off and sell merch based on it a few years later.
7:05 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you get held in contempt of Congress for lying about running guns to Mexico and your role in targeting conservatives with audits. You'll get off scot free but you'll get charged for it if you worked for Donald Trump
7:07 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you cross the border illegally or burn down a city while wearing a BLM shirt. You'll be flown to the city of your choice and have your charges dropped or reduced.
7:09 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you cross the border illegally or burn down a city while wearing a BLM shirt. You'll be flown to the city of your choice and have your charges dropped or reduced.
7:09 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you use your position to Congress to insider trade or lie to Congress about your office funding dangerous research at a Chinese lab that covid originated from.
7:20 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you use your position to Congress to insider trade or lie to Congress about your office funding dangerous research at a Chinese lab that covid originated from.
7:20 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you conduct illegal protest outside the homes of justices, firebomb pro-life pregnancy centers, or murder fully formed babies at an abortion clinic in DC.

The DOJ won't even investigate you.
7:36 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless you conduct illegal protest outside the homes of justices, firebomb pro-life pregnancy centers, or murder fully formed babies at an abortion clinic in DC.

The DOJ won't even investigate you.
7:36 PM · Aug 10, 2022

wendybar said...

Greg Price
@greg_price11
"Nobody is above the law," unless Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked little girls to you.

We'll never even know who you are.
7:36 PM · Aug 10, 2022

DINKY DAU 45 said...

COLA group Don't start talking about inflation easing up 2 months before the outcome determination of COLA this year. It's already been considered around 9.2-10% when inflation was at 9.1, a decent increase well over $200.00 bucks for me (minus Part B increase)(pay for light bill) and my family and now its dropping (and after October it will be up again. We saw this last raise 5.9 and then realized it was closer to 8% after determination. As I head toward my 80th year of life I have seen the tricks before. Uncle Sam, don't do it! As a lifelong wagering man, I will open line at 3-1 that COLA ends up at 8.9-9.1% this year. I cashed a wager on the crazy fella from INFO wars would be fined 45 million for his nonsense (of course in Texas they'll drop that down fer sure) so my ROI is in the plus this year. Don't do it Big Brother I know your routine.

Joe Smith said...

'That's too generic of a prompt. If it's really long, but well worth our time, sum it up. You must know what it said. From the URL, it looks like another article on the same topic we've been reading all week.'

It describes (in greater detail than anything else I've read) the takeover of the government by the intelligence agencies post-9/11.

It is about how we got here, not where we are.

But I will warn you that it is very comprehensive and may be difficult to digest if you just skim it...

Joe Smith said...

'Or maybe try doing a Tik Tok, Joe...;^)

I have not patience for communists or communism.

So no.

Joe Smith said...

'Respectfully disagree. Garland hasn't incinerated any children, or raided a home to send a child back to Communism.'

Yet.