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Still Dreaming of Watergate II replies
Posted by abuela10 3/27/2019 6:36:05 AM Post Reply
Of all the asinine and, at times, almost psychotic misstatements about the bone-crushing victory the president has won, the prize goes, with admirable historical symmetry, to John Dean. It was Dean who led the destruction of lawyer-client privilege in the Watergate debacle, and with it, of much of America’s claim to be a society of laws. Having been the corrupt source of many of the most fatuous illegalities in the amateur obstruction put forward by members of President Richard Nixon’s entourage, John Dean was the first rat down the hawser, denouncing his client, employer,
WashPost Fact Cops Still Imply ´No Collusion´ Is a False or Misleading Claim replies
Posted by abuela10 3/28/2019 7:59:23 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller’s report finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government has caused problems for the “fact checkers.” Take the Washington Post “Fact” cops. Their most recent claim is that Trump is guilty of 9,179 “false or misleading claims.” Guess what’s the most repeated claim they have penalty flagged on their database page: Most repeated claims “I can only tell you one thing -- again, that was proven today: no collusion. There´s no collusion. There´s no collusion. And there hasn´t been collusion. And it was all a big hoax, and you know it.
Prominent Democratic lawyer Greg Craig close to being charged in case stemming from Mueller probe replies
Posted by abuela10 3/28/2019 10:05:36 AM Post Reply
Federal prosecutors are close to bringing charges against Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic lawyer and former White House counsel in the Obama administration, in a case that originated with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to people familiar with the matter. The possible charges are connected to false statements Craig allegedly gave to investigators who were looking at the work he performed for Ukraine. Though Mueller´s investigation has ended,
Black Immigrant Wearing MAGA Hat Beaten in Maryland replies
Posted by abuela10 4/17/2019 12:57:00 PM Post Reply
A black immigrant from West Africa was beaten up Saturday by two black men in Germantown, Maryland, because the victim was wearing a red Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat, police say. The victim, Atsu Nable, is a legal immigrant from Togo and he supports President Donald Trump. But the two alleged attackers were apparently incensed by the victim’s Trump hat. According to ABC 7, the man was punched in the head and upper body and his hat taken away from him.
The personal cost of the Trump-Russia investigation replies
Posted by abuela10 4/23/2019 9:59:46 PM Post Reply
Special counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation is over, but the aftereffects of the Trump-Russia affair live on. One such aftereffect is the reluctance of some important figures in the 2016 campaign to speak out, for fear of continued legal entanglements. Take J.D. Gordon, who served as the Trump campaign´s director of national security. Never accused of any wrongdoing, he played a central role in one of the most controversial and least understood episodes of the Trump-Russia matter: the approval of the 2016 GOP platform at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Ex-Vice President Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 7:29:10 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party. He made his announcement in a video posted on Twitter, declaring, “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.” “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” Biden said. “Who we are. And I cannot stand by and watch that happen.”
Michael Cohen Talks About Plea Deal, Michael Avenatti, In Secretly Recorded Phone call replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 9:48:10 AM Post Reply
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen walked back parts of his plea deal for financial crimes, while taking shots at fellow disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, in a phone call secretly recorded by comedian Tom Arnold. “Look at what’s happening to Avenatti — it’s called karma boomerang,” Cohen also said in the call, which Arnold recorded March 25, without Cohen’s knowledge. “The guy lied about me every single day, right? And the world loved it.”
Day of Reckoning Is Now Dawning For Democrats replies
Posted by abuela10 4/25/2019 2:10:45 PM Post Reply
It is not now clear whether the Democrats’ pathological attachment to the fantasy that they have some chance of destroying the Trump presidency legally is based on continuing hysteria and frenzy, or addiction to continued harassment of the president even as the credibility of doing so plummets, or is an attempt to forestall the investigation and exposure of the malfeasance of the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign in producing the fraud of Trump-Russia collusion.
Peter Schweizer: Unlike Don Jr., Hunter Biden ‘Actually Had Foreign Deals’ replies
Posted by abuela10 5/10/2019 9:18:42 AM Post Reply
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, described the news media and political establishment’s disinterest in Hunter Biden’s business deals with foreign states “stunning.” Schweizer contrasted this disinterest with the treatment of Donald Trump Jr.’s “deal that actually never happened” in the Trump Organization’s contemplated construction of a skyscraper in Moscow, Russia. Schweizer joined Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight for an interview with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
The Truth about Trump´s Economy replies
Posted by abuela10 5/15/2019 12:31:44 AM Post Reply
While Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders dismiss the Trump economy as just benefiting the wealthy, my perspective is quite different. Since I have always resided in or near the inner cities of New York, it is quite obvious that these leaders have no idea what is happening in these neighborhoods. Help Wanted signs are posted in about every small business which no longer has to suffer the Obamacare mandates. Houses are undergoing renovations for the first time in years. The nearby housing project parking lots are filled with brand new vehicles. Restaurants now have packed dining rooms and waiting lists
Joe Biden’s First Mistake replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 8:17:00 AM Post Reply
Vice President Biden is making a mistake, in our view, in trying to run for president on the idea that America is full of deplorables. He’s launched his campaign with a video featuring neo-Nazis marching at Charlottesville. He’s suggesting that President Trump — and his millions of followers — are racists and anti-Semites. That libel backfired on Secretary Clinton. What can Mr. Biden be thinking?
When did Mueller know there was no collusion? replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 12:44:00 PM Post Reply
Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed May 17, 2017. Twenty-two months later, on March 22, 2019, Mueller sent his report to the Justice Department. Some special counsel investigations have taken longer; it is the nature of such probes to drag on and on. But why did Mueller need nearly two years to determine whether the Trump campaign and Russia conspired or coordinated to fix the 2016 election?
Baltimore mayor whereabouts unknown as FBI, IRS raid her office, home replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 12:57:45 PM Post Reply
The days keep getting worse for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. On Thursday, federal agents raided her homes and offices, Maryland’s governor called for her resignation “for the good of the city” and speculation swirled about her whereabouts, as she presumably is still recovering from a bout of pneumonia. The escalating drama played out in Baltimore amid a backdrop of political isolation for the embattled first-term mayor, whose sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” books to a medical system she oversaw and to firms seeking contracts in the city are being investigated by federal and state authorities.
Google knows everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs replies
Posted by abuela10 4/26/2019 4:24:57 PM Post Reply
Google knows a lot about you and, if you use Google Maps or other Google apps, it stores a copy of everywhere you go. I recently performed Google’s “Privacy Checkup” to learn a bit more about what it knows about me, and was pretty surprised at the level of detail it had on my exact locations. I picked a random date: April 16, 2019. It knew everywhere I went, including that I took Interstate 95 to our office in northern New Jersey a
Trump Is Entering the Danger Zone replies
Posted by abuela10 4/29/2019 8:04:33 AM Post Reply
The showdown that is brewing between Attorney General William Barr and the House Judiciary Committee poses enormous dangers for President Trump. It might not look that way at first blush. The feud, after all, is ostensibly over the terms under which Mr. Barr is to testify before the House about the report from the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller. It has yet to ripen into a formal impeachment proceeding. Mr. Barr might be able to win this fight.
Michael Cohen’s Last Days of Freedom replies
Posted by abuela10 4/30/2019 7:08:54 AM Post Reply
It takes some time for Michael Cohen to work his way to a table at the grillroom of the Loews Regency Hotel, on Park Avenue. He’s been a regular at the hotel’s famous power breakfasts for more than two decades, and on several recent visits staff members reached out to him for handshakes and bro hugs. These days, the restaurant, with its twenty-seven-dollar pancakes and
Julian Assange’s Chilling Effect replies
Posted by abuela10 5/24/2019 8:25:46 AM Post Reply
America’s indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act had barely been handed up than the press jumped right in with what it sees as the big news — that the case could endanger the press itself. Never mind the military secrets that Mr. Assange may have betrayed in the middle of a war. No, you can bet your last pixel that the story is first about us and the First Amendment. Our eyes, for one, are dry. We’ve spent much of a long newspaper life trying to get people to tell us government secrets. We
Obama's DHS Secretary: FYI, Cages
or Whatever You Want to Call Them,
Weren't Invented by Trump
Posted by abuela10 7/2/2019 7:43:03 AM Post Reply
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson gave the left another reality check over the weekend about detention centers on the southern border with Mexico. “Chain link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them, were not invented on January 20, 2017, okay?" Johnson said during an interview at the Aspen Institute. Johnson was asked about a photo taken in 2014. It shows the former Secretary touring a border detention facility in Arizona when the unaccompanied minor and family unit crisis actually began.
Boom: NY Post Editorial Torches AOC
Over Her Immigration 'Theatrics'
Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 7:25:30 AM Post Reply
The New York Post on Tuesday released an editorial completely trashing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for her theatrics over the so-called "concentration camps" at the southern border. The editorial board recounted numerous rhetorical moments AOC carried out (emphasis mine): Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is horrified at what she’s seen on her visit to a holding facility for illegal immigrants — just a week after she voted against emergency funding to improve conditions at what she’d taken to calling “concentration camps.” This after months when Democrats insisted that talk of a border crisis was just a Trump admin
Democratic shakeout: Biden losing altitude,
Harris surging, field dividing,
bottom stuck at bottom
Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 8:08:32 AM Post Reply
There have now been five national polls since the first Democratic presidential primary debate. Together, the surveys, conducted by ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac, CNN, The Hill/Harris, and Politico/Morning Consult, show the debate has shaken up the race. The field has separated into three clearly definable tiers, all atop a large group at the bottom made up of candidates with virtually no support. Within the first tier -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren -- the leaders' positions are rapidly shifting. Since the debate, only one of the four -- Harris -- is up, while Biden, Sanders, and Warren are down.
George Soros and Charles Koch Have Teamed
Up to Form a Think Tank
Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 8:11:20 AM Post Reply
Progressive billionaire George Soros and right-leaning billionaire Charles Koch have formed an unusual alliance to advocate for pacifist foreign policy, teaming up to create an anti-war think tank known as The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. According to its website, the Institute “promotes ideas that move U.S. foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace.”
The Ugly Americans of soccer replies
Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 6:44:47 AM Post Reply
In 1958 Eugene Burdick and William Lederer published The Ugly American. The book was written to expose the failure of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Southeast Asia. The American diplomatic corps were boorishly indifferent to local language, customs, and culture. The book caused quite a stir in the waning days of Eisenhower’s administration, and Kennedy used it as springboard to launching the Peace Corps.(snip). A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They are loud and ostentatious."
America under Attack replies
Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 1:46:02 PM Post Reply
America is a providential nation, chosen by God always to be a beacon of freedom and hope. In the freedom and opportunity it offers its citizens and in the example it offers to other nations, America is that "city upon a hill" envisioned by John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By that, he meant that the pilgrim colony in New England, standing proudly as if on a hill, would be a model of goodness and right living for all to see. America is still that city upon a hill, but our future is less certain.
Open Your Eyes. The Planet’s Not Dying
(At Least Not Here in America.)
Posted by abuela10 7/5/2019 5:35:47 AM Post Reply
In a way, I can’t blame those who grew up in the Cold War for being pessimistic about the future. We lived then in an age of potential nuclear annihilation and Hollywood made sure that we knew about what would happen if it occurred. The studios rolled out film after film of post-apocalyptic dystopian worlds from Planet of the Apes to Soylent Green. These films were usually shot in vast desert areas in foreign countries because the truth is that America is still very, very beautiful.
Megan Rapinoe: My Girlfriend Says ‘They’re
Going to Ask You to Run for President’
Posted by abuela10 7/12/2019 7:40:02 PM Post Reply
U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday evening that her girlfriend—WNBA and UConn legend Sue Bird—told her that she needs to slow her roll because left-wing activists are “going to ask you to run for president.” While leading the women’s soccer team to its fourth World Cup, Rapinoe emerged as one of the symbols of the anti-Trump resistance by refusing to put her hand over her heart and sing the national anthem.
AOC’s Squad and America May
Change One Another
Posted by abuela10 7/16/2019 7:59:01 AM Post Reply
A point has yet to be made about the four American socialist Democratic congresswomen whom President Trump is advising to go back to the places they came from. It’s not just that three of them were born in America. It’s that while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Ilhan, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley may change America, the likelihood is that America will change them even more. And it has a way of changing all of us for the better. It’s not that we agree with the Squad’s socialist sentiments. We prefer the kind of pro-growth, laissez-faire capitalism of which Mr. Trump is a tribune.
The Labyrinthine Ways and
Wages of Stefan Halper
Posted by abuela10 7/16/2019 1:38:33 PM Post Reply
Stefan Halper, the shadowy Cambridge academic who may have helped the FBI spy on the Trump campaign, was paid more than $1 million by a U.S. agency for research papers of dubious value, according to a new government report. But even as it shed new light on Halper’s work, the report left unanswered central questions about his Trump-Russia role and raised new ones about the circuitous winds on which Washington dollars manage to fly out the window. In the months leading up to the 2016 election, Halper famously approached and questioned – sometimes amiably, sometimes aggressively --
Republican support for Trump rises after
racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Posted by abuela10 7/17/2019 7:21:46 AM Post Reply
NEW YORK - Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week.
Zuckerberg’s new cryptocurrency is
absolutely terrifying
Posted by abuela10 7/18/2019 5:58:08 AM Post Reply
Just when it seems Facebook can’t get more sinister, more Orwellian or more mercenary, it does — announcing its own branded global cryptocurrency. Does this strike anyone else as terrifying? A company that has operated with impunity, under zero federal regulations, whose CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has been called — in a hapless act of political theater — to explain his shadowy practices before Congress, yet has never offered specific correctives to any of his outfit’s failings or overreaches or unintended consequences, mak
Impeachment vote a warning --
to Trump and Pelosi
Posted by abuela10 7/18/2019 8:16:52 AM Post Reply
The headline of the House vote on a resolution to impeach President Trump was that lawmakers rejected it by an overwhelming 332-95 margin. But the story was something else: 95 Democrats vote to impeach the president, not for any alleged high crime or misdemeanor, but for causing "harm to the society" of the United States. The vote, in other words, showed that 95 Democrats will vote to impeach the president for anything. For them, there is no need to accuse Trump of a high crime or misdemeanor involving Russia, or obstruction of justice, or campaign finance violations, or any other arguably impeachable activity.
Democrats think they've got a slam-dunk
obstruction case against Trump. They don't.
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 6:10:45 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday, House Democrats will have a chance to breathe life into the Mueller report. Relatively few Americans have read the 448-page document in which special counsel Robert Mueller concluded the evidence did not establish that the Trump campaign and Russia engaged in a conspiracy or coordination to fix the 2016 election, and also declined to conclude whether or not President Trump obstructed justice. Democrats know the report has failed to capture the public imagination, and they hope bringing Mueller to Capitol Hill for questioning will catch the nation's attention. "Not everybody is reading the book, but people will watch the movie," a House Judiciary Committee official told Politico's Playbook.
Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to
Trump and the Clintons
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 6:14:28 AM Post Reply
How did wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein come to be palling around with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump? People who know those involved said Epstein’s connections to two U.S. presidents ran through one bubbly British heiress: Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell, who has denied accusations made in civil suits of aiding and participating in Epstein’s sexual abuse of minors, has been among the financier’s closest associates. Unlike Epstein, she comes from a rarefied background that gave her entrée to the rich and powerful.
Inside the preparations for Mueller’s
history-making testimony
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 7:29:49 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller testified more than 60 times on Capitol Hill during his dozen years as FBI director, but none of those hearings packed anywhere near the amount of anticipation, partisan rancor, or political stakes as his appearance promises to on Wednesday. And the former special counsel has relied heavily on one man to help him navigate this Washington landmine — Jonathan Yarowsky. Over four decades as a Beltway attorney, Yarowsky offered impeachment advice to Bill Clinton, and worked for a lawmaker who Richard Nixon once called the “executioner.” He oversaw an unsuccessful push to get a 1990s-era Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint an independent counsel to probe
Tainted alcohol killed 19 people in
Costa Rica last month
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 7:32:13 AM Post Reply
At least 19 people in Costa Rica have died after drinking alcohol tainted with toxic levels of methanol, local officials said Sunday. The Costa Rica Ministry of Health said fourteen men and five women ranging in age from 32 to 72 died in June from what appeared to be methanol poisoning, local outlet the Tico Times reported. They were not immediately identified. The Ministry of Health warned against consuming booze from a number of brands because samples had tested positive for methanol adulteration.
YouTube Star Gamer ‘Ninja’ Thanks
Mom for Choosing Life over Abortion
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 8:16:04 AM Post Reply
Star gamer Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins recently expressed to his millions of followers on YouTube and Twitch his gratitude to his mother for choosing life after doctors pressured her to have an abortion when she was pregnant with him. While streaming survival game “Fortnite” in video platform Twitch, Ninja made a surprising revelation to his fans as he celebrated his 28thbirthday in June. Live Action reported on the video from pro-life activist Jason Jones that featured Ninja’s announcement:
Why I’m Supporting Trans Activist
Jessica’s Waxed Balls Against Bigot Ricky Gervais…
Posted by abuela10 7/22/2019 1:18:14 PM Post Reply
When is a hairy ballsack not a hairy ballsack? How dare you not know the answer to this, you disgusting transphobe! The answer, obviously, is when those dangly bollocks belong to a self-declared woman like Jessica Yaniv — formerly Jonathan Yaniv — who is currently suing a number of intimate grooming salons in the Canadian courts because, disgracefully, they refused to wax his lady spheres. Some commentators, including comedian Ricky Gervais, have suggested that there is something untoward about Yaniv’s behaviour.
The Shaky Standing of
Mueller's Footnotes
Posted by abuela10 7/23/2019 10:07:31 AM Post Reply
Who knew that the humble footnote would loom so large in some of the most consequential documents of our time? Those bottom-of-the-page annotations are supposed to impose rigor on authors by forcing them to cite justifications for what they assert. But in the age of collusion claims, footnotes have become so much more -- places for officials to tuck away inconvenient information; discreet spaces in which to make dubious assertions; or fine print in which required disclosures can be hidden in plain sight. It was in the footnotes, for example, where the FBI appears to have misled the FISA court in its application to spy on Carter Page –
Judicial Watch Files House Ethics
Complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar
Over Potential Immigration, Marriage, Tax,
and Student Loan Fraud
Posted by abuela10 7/23/2019 10:15:55 AM Post Reply
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered ethics complaint to Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics David Skaggs calling for a full investigation into potential crimes tied to allegations that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have married her biological brother. “The evidence is overwhelming Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules. The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Omar,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We encourage Americans to share their views on Rep. Omar’s apparent misconduct with their congressmen.”
Twenty Ways Boris Johnson Can
Make Britain Great Again
Posted by abuela10 7/23/2019 1:13:45 PM Post Reply
Today Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the Conservative party, and tomorrow he will be crowned Prime Minister. I’m a lot more optimistic about Boris than many people seem to be. On Brexit, certainly, I think he’ll do the right thing — not least because all the other options have been exhausted. But I’m also prepared to be disappointed. So which will it be? Bold Boris or Useless Boris? We’ll know soon enough. Here are some of the problems he’ll need to tackle successfully in order to fulfil his Churchillian destiny.
Senator Franken Regrets replies
Posted by abuela10 7/24/2019 8:42:34 AM Post Reply
Al Franken’s regrets over resigning from the Senate add up to a tragedy for our times. They are relayed by Jane Mayer in an illuminating scoop in the New Yorker. It’s a long, reported dispatch to which it’s hard to do justice in a short editorial. The nub of it is that Mr. Franken wishes he’d held out for an investigation by the Senate’s Ethics Committee. Instead, Mr. Franken quit, and, by his own account, went into a deep, even clinical depression.
The president's silent spokeswoman replies
Posted by abuela10 7/24/2019 8:59:06 AM Post Reply
Stephanie Grisham is operating under a basic principle as President Donald Trump’s new chief spokesperson and communications director: Let Trump soak up all the media oxygen. She has not appeared on Fox News, the president’s favorite channel, or taken reporters’ questions in a gaggle from the White House driveway. Apart from a single missive sent out last week under the official press secretary Twitter handle, she stayed out of the week-long explosions over the president’s fiery directive that four Democratic lawmakers and women of color should “go back” to their countries if they do not like the way the U.S. government runs.
‘This is Painful’: Pundits Question
Mueller’s ‘Frail’ Performance at Hearing
Posted by abuela10 7/24/2019 11:45:07 AM Post Reply
A number of pundits this morning have been questioning former special counsel Robert Mueller’s performance at the hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Fox Business host Stuart Varney spoke with Judge Andrew Napolitano as the Mueller hearing got underway Wednesday. Napolitano said so far it shows Mueller “is a good Marine and he’s gonna follow the instructions from the Department of Justice and basically not talk about ongoing cases, not talk about the deliberations that led to the report, and not talk about anything outside the report.”
Robert Mueller's day of disappointments
for Democrats
Posted by abuela10 7/24/2019 1:18:36 PM Post Reply

It's hard to understand what congressional Democrats hope to achieve by summoning a reluctant Robert Mueller to appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday. The former special counsel's exhaustive 448-page report has been done for nearly four months. It's been public for three, with the country having plenty of time to absorb its comically anti-climactic conclusion that, although the 2016 Trump campaign did a lot of shady, underhanded things, none of them technically amounted to criminal conspiracy (collusion) with the Russian government, and that, although there was substantial evidence of obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump himself,

Why the Left So Despises Donald Trump replies
Posted by abuela10 7/26/2019 10:41:17 AM Post Reply
Like many others, I have for some time been trying to understand Trump Derangement Syndrome, the phenomenon of otherwise reasonable people reacting irrationally to some peculiar quality of the president, a quality especially in evidence when he is in the presence of his supporters. Some of it is easy enough to comprehend. Unlike any president since at least Jackson, Mr. Trump was elected by attacking the entire political class from right to left and practically all leaders of both parties and the parties themselves.
Robert Mueller—Befuddled
Old Man or Sly as a Fox
Posted by abuela10 7/30/2019 7:15:37 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller’s less-than-stellar performance last week before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees seems to have left just about everybody trying to explain it. Descriptions on both the left and the right sides of the aisle included words like “ineffective,” “confused,” “struggling,” and “frail.” A consensus soon formed perhaps best summarized by a tweet from radio talk-show personality Mark Levin: “As I said when Mueller gave [his] speech in May, he is feeble. I say that not as a personal attack but as a rational observation
Carson: Trump’s Baltimore Tweet About
Spending Some Time Working More for People
‘Who Are Suffering’
Posted by abuela10 7/30/2019 11:39:46 AM Post Reply
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson explained the motivations behind President Donald Trump’s tweets criticizing Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for the conditions of the city of Baltimore that have existed under Cummings’ tenure. Carson, who practiced neurosurgery in Baltimore, said he was familiar with the problems of the city. He also said he did not think Cummings and Trump were bad people but that he thought Trump was questioning Cummings’ priorities. “Well, first of all, you know, as a pediatric neurosurgeon, I spent many hours, s
These People Are Crazy replies
Posted by abuela10 8/1/2019 8:24:33 AM Post Reply
Liberals are insane. That’s not news, at least to anyone who watched even clips from the Democratic debates this week. They promised a unicorn that poops gold while paying for your health care and college, giving you a high-paying job and foot rubs at will. If you completely ignore the reality of the hell on earth their socialistic policies would create, it sounded wonderful. But you can’t ignore reality with these people. Any of them. It’s reality they want to “fundamentally transform.” To do that they’re not only willing destroy what exists now, they have to destroy
Trump Makes the Case for Reelection:
'Our Country is Breaking Records
in Almost Every Category'
Posted by abuela10 8/1/2019 1:26:22 PM Post Reply
In just about 15 months, Americans will once again cast their vote for president. Although it's not clear yet who the Democratic nominee will be, we do know that President Trump will be the Republican candidate. When he first ran for president, he did so as an outsider. In other words, he ran against the failed policies of the ruling elites. This time, however, Trump actually has a record to run on. He may get criticized for his statements on immigration and such, but one thing nobody can take away from him, not even his most passionate leftist detractors: the economy is booming.
The El Paso Blame Game replies
Posted by abuela10 8/5/2019 7:57:54 AM Post Reply
The Democrats are making a mistake, in our view, in trying to blame the crimes at El Paso on President Trump. It’s not that we don’t see the temptation. “El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language,” is the headline on the New York Times’ Website this morning about the screed being laid to the killer. No doubt about it, there is much at which supporters of Mr. Trump will cringe. Then again, too, Mr. Trump’s is not the only language echoed in that demented document. Start with the title — “The Inconvenient Truth About Me.” Whose language is echoed there?
‘Hobbs & Shaw’: All the Guns Used to
Shoot and Kill in Hollywood’s Box Office Winner
Posted by abuela10 8/5/2019 8:59:08 AM Post Reply
This weekend’s number one box office movie Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw features tons of big guns and several shooting senses. The Universal Pictures spin-off ruled the box office, hauling in a solid $60 million. And the first Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham feature some gruesome shooting scenes and very big guns, debuting on the same weekend that Hollywood stars where seen calling for stricter gun control laws in the wake of two deadly mass shootings across the U.S.
Why Reagan Railed To Nixon
On African Envoys
Posted by abuela10 8/5/2019 10:11:38 AM Post Reply
Ronald Reagan phoned President Nixon in 1971 and described African ambassadors at the United Nations as “monkeys” who were “still uncomfortable wearing shoes,” the Atlantic magazine reported recently, calling it evidence of “Reagan’s racism.” Anyone who refers to humans as animals is a turkey. But so long as the topic of racism by a Republican president is in the news, let’s give this one a closer look. About what was Reagan so upset?
William Barr Has A Message For Jeffrey
Epstein’s Co-Conspirators
Posted by abuela10 8/12/2019 12:29:14 PM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he was “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide over the weekend, but urged that the millionaire pedophile’s co-conspirators “should not rest easy.” “This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally,” Barr said during a speech before the National Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans. “Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.”
William Barr Has A Message For Jeffrey
Epstein’s Co-Conspirators
Posted by abuela10 8/12/2019 12:29:16 PM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he was “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide over the weekend, but urged that the millionaire pedophile’s co-conspirators “should not rest easy.” “This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally,” Barr said during a speech before the National Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans. “Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.”
Brexit: The Million To One Shot replies
Posted by abuela10 8/14/2019 10:25:12 AM Post Reply
Not since Chicken Little has anyone — let alone a newspaper — gone into a panic such as has overcome the Financial Times at the prospect of Britain leaving Europe. Its latest geshrai is a call for the Mother of Parliaments to step in to delay the departure from Europe now set for October 31 and thus “save the UK” from Boris Johnson’s “no-deal Brexit folly.” What does one figure the EU Mandarins are going to say when they read the pink paper this morning? We figure they’re going to say, “Hmmm, we were thinking of giving ground on some of our most obnoxious points. If an institution lik
We Can’t Imagine What Cops Go Through replies
Posted by abuela10 8/15/2019 11:06:41 AM Post Reply
Since June of this year, six members of the NYPD have committed suicide, bringing the 2019 total to eight. This represents a sharp rise within the department, which has averaged between four and five suicides annually. The increase has many wondering how to curb a disturbing trend. I don’t pretend to have the answers, but I hope that these deaths will prompt reflection on the often-grim reality of being a cop. We should ask ourselves whether the critical posture that so many have taken (in New York, in particular) toward police in recent years reflects an appreciation of that reality. When asked what they imagine
Missing the Point of Gun Ownership replies
Posted by abuela10 8/16/2019 6:08:34 AM Post Reply
If there were ever a survey asking gun owners why they buy guns, I’d wager the majority of them would say that it basically is for protection. The Second Amendment was not written for hunters but for the people’s self-protection, including protection from tyranny. The first thing smart dictators do is remove guns from registered owners. While the media and the left pontificate about the evil of guns used in recent mass shootings, Senator Lindsey Graham told the blatant truth when asked about why he owned an AR-15. His comments were reported in an article by Hunter Lovell in the Washington Examiner:
Trump can save Hong Kong --
Here's what he should do
Posted by abuela10 8/16/2019 11:07:10 AM Post Reply
President Trump has warned China that it must respond “humanely” to the protests in Hong Kong if it wants a trade deal, for the first time suggesting that the United States would impose costs on Beijing if it launched a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on the city. It’s about time. China is in a much weaker position in Hong Kong than many realize. It claims to be showing "restraint," but the fact is if China could easily crush the protesters, at a cost acceptable to Beijing, it would have done so by now.
In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are
starting to come out of hiding
Posted by abuela10 8/18/2019 11:19:38 AM Post Reply
When word got out during the last presidential election that Seattle developer Martin Selig would be supporting Donald Trump, the blowback from our liberal town, he said, was “stunning.” “Do you know what it’s like being a Jewish Republican in Seattle?” Selig told The Seattle Times. “The repercussions of what you hear from people is stunning.” In reaction, Selig, a billionaire, retreated from any affiliation with Trump in 2016 and said he wouldn’t even vote for him. It had become problematic just getting along in the city while wearing a MAGA hat. But that was then. This spring, Selig went all-in for Trump,
The first black Republican feminist? replies
Posted by abuela10 8/19/2019 6:54:33 AM Post Reply
Although largely forgotten today, during the 1930s and 1940s my grandmother, Eunice Carter, was one of the most prominent black women in the United States. At a time when so much was closed to those of her race and gender, she accomplished extraordinary things. She was a prosecutor in New York City, where she helped convict Lucky Luciano, the nation's most powerful mobster. She has been much on my mind the past few years, because I've spent the past several years writing a book about her. She is, in a sense, in my head.
Why not give Cuomo a Grimm treatment? replies
Posted by abuela10 8/20/2019 6:10:23 AM Post Reply
Chris Cuomo's ridiculous profanity-laced tirade has become a viral video but his bosses at CNN still defended him. Too bad Rep. Michael Grimm didn't get the same support from his party when he lost his temper at an intrusive reporter in 2014. Both men had had their temper flare ups exposed on video but only one incident made any kind of sense. Let's review the circumstances: CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was approached by a man asking for a photograph when Cuomo was at an event with his wife and 9-year old daughter.
Greenland: Trump's MAGA Idea! replies
Posted by abuela10 8/23/2019 7:08:07 AM Post Reply
To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and '50s, President Donald Trump's brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism. The story begins with colonial officer George Washington's march out toward Fort Duquesne in 1754 and crushing defeat and near death at Fort Necessity, where, according to myth, he fired the first shot of what would become the French and Indian War. With the British victory, Washington went home to Virginia, only to be called back in 1775 to lead the Continental Army in America's War of Independence, which lasted six years, until the victory at Yorktown.
New Anti-Trump Ploy Is Conjuring
A Recession
Posted by abuela10 8/23/2019 11:38:46 AM Post Reply
The latest ploy of the anti-Trump press phalanx, and their weekly echo chamber of assorted Democratic candidates and legislators, is to try to move the voter-approval needle by insisting an economic recession is about to occur. The problem is, it isn’t. As weeks pass without a recession or even increasing objective statistical hints of a recession, the continued trumpeting of a recession becomes self-stifling. Not even the economically illiterate mouthpieces of CNN and MSNBC can keep a straight face for long predicting recession when there are no signs it is happening.
Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book
Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein
May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer
Posted by abuela10 10/9/2019 10:49:35 AM Post Reply
In his first interview about the explosive 'Catch and Kill,' the journalist reveals fresh claims of secret payouts and how Lauer may have played a role in the network’s decision to kill his 2017 Harvey Weinstein exposé: "I'm very clear about the fact that Harvey was laying siege to NBC." It was September 2017, and Harvey Weinstein was huddled at a corner table at New York's Loews Regency hotel alongside Dylan Howard, chief content officer of National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. Weinstein had become increasingly alarmed about a story that Ronan Farrow — then a correspondent for NBC News and most famous for bein
Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump’s
Legal Team to Fight Impeachment
Posted by abuela10 10/9/2019 11:14:42 AM Post Reply
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has reportedly signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as part of his efforts to fight the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. An unnamed administration official confirmed the move to the Associated Press on Tuesday evening. Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for eight years. The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough n
Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump’s
Legal Team to Fight Impeachment
Posted by abuela10 10/9/2019 11:14:44 AM Post Reply
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has reportedly signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as part of his efforts to fight the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. An unnamed administration official confirmed the move to the Associated Press on Tuesday evening. Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for eight years. The former lawmaker served as House Oversight Committee chairman and oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Since leaving Washington, D.C., Gowdy joined the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough n
Kanye West: Democrats Spent Years
Pushing Abortion and Welfare on
Black Americans
Posted by abuela10 10/30/2019 12:46:03 PM Post Reply
Rap superstar Kanye West slammed the Democratic Party for pushing abortion and dependence on welfare on black Americans, explaining that many people have become “brainwashed” by the party’s destructive ideas. In a wide-ranging interview with radio host Big Boy to promote his album “Jesus Is King,” West opened up about his disdain for Democratic Party policies imposed on black people over decades. “Bro, we brainwashed out here bro,” West said. “C’mon man, this is a free man talking. Democrats had us voting Democrats on food stamps for years bro.”
Is Elizabeth Warren Set to Fall? replies
Posted by abuela10 11/6/2019 11:21:30 AM Post Reply
This has been an awful week for the purported new 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. For months, Warren has received nearly unmitigated praise from the media for her bevy of "plans." She's been praised as "wonkish" and "brainy" and "focused." Her growth in the polls has been the dual result of a strong organizational effort by her campaign in early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and endless gobs of drool from reporters. But now the bloom is coming off the rose.
What Michelle Obama Leaves Out
About 'White Flight'
Posted by abuela10 11/7/2019 7:35:41 AM Post Reply
Michelle Obama recently complained about "white flight" in her old Chicago neighborhood. By "white flight " she means that whites left her neighborhood as it became increasingly black. "Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better -- as we moved in, white folks moved out, because they were afraid of what our families represented," she said. "I always stop there when I talk about this out in the world because I want to remind white folks that y'all were running from us. This family, with all the values you read about: You ran from us. And you're still running."
Child Rape Stories Are Too 'Stupid'
for ABC News to Cover
Posted by abuela10 11/8/2019 7:35:36 AM Post Reply
In case you missed it, a video came out this week that makes it look like ABC News affirmatively protected billionaire alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. This came on top of allegations from journalist Ronan Farrow that NBC News killed his reporting on alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein to protect their own in-house sexual abuser, morning anchor Matt Lauer. In case anyone's still wondering why people don't trust the press, this is a pretty good place to start. Amy Robach, anchor at ABC, was caught on the recording saying that, under pressure from the British royal family, ABC executives killed her story that would have exposed sex offender Epstein:
Watch Live: Impeachment Inquiry
Holds First Public Hearing
Posted by abuela10 11/13/2019 9:56:41 AM Post Reply
House Democrats are moving into the public phase of their impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, beginning with the testimonies of the acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau George Kent. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. ET. After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA), and the witnesses make their opening statements, Schiff will have 45 minutes to question them — either himself or a Democrat staff counsel.
Invitation to an Impeachment replies
Posted by abuela10 11/13/2019 10:14:47 AM Post Reply
The impeachment hearings against the President of America begin today. You’d think it might make the front page of, say, the New York Times. Its lead story, though, is about how the Supreme Court appears set to vindicate President Trump in his campaign to force Congress to act on the dreamers. The off-lead is about Turkey. The lead editorial is about — wait for it — electrical cigarettes. We’re not here to lecture the editors of the Times about how to edit their newspaper. Their Page A1 today, though, suggests that in respect of impeachment, the eyes of even the Gray Lady are starting to glaze over.
Mr. Rogers' message of kindness and
empathy is needed more than ever
Posted by abuela10 11/22/2019 11:13:36 AM Post Reply
In this era of partisan divisions, Joanne Rogers often laments how much this generation of children could use the kindness radiated by her late husband. "I’ve never known it in my life to be like this (time period)," she told NBC News ahead of the Thursday release of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." "One of the most important things to Fred was reconciliation. I think he would be appalled," she says of the political discourse of this era. "I am appalled." So, it's no coincidence that "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" —
The Democrats Draft Their Inaugural replies
Posted by abuela10 1/15/2020 7:11:27 AM Post Reply
We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of socialism — symbolizing an end as well as a beginning — signifying a decline as well as change. For I have affirmed before you and any God that may exist the same words our forebears prescribed nearly two and a half centuries ago. Our philosophy is very different now. For capitalism created all forms of human poverty and gave us the power to abolish all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are now but nightmares for a woke generation
Pelosi announces House impeachment
managers to prosecute
case against Trump
Posted by abuela10 1/15/2020 10:40:30 AM Post Reply

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as the House managers to prosecute the case against President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial, which is expected to begin in earnest next week. The House managers include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who will be the lead manager and who led much of the impeachment inquiry out of his committee with dramatic hearings to develop the case against the president and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose panel drafted the articles of impeachment.

WATCH: ‘Will This Kill My Career?’
Actor Laurence Fox Comes Out as Pro-Trump!
Posted by abuela10 1/17/2020 7:27:39 PM Post Reply
Meet your new favourite actor Laurence Fox, currently trending on Twitter because of his shocking appearance on BBC’s Question Time last night. It was shocking because instead of spouting the usual leftist pabulum, Fox boldly revealed himself as an anti-woke crusader.
The Times Backs Two Democrats,
Benefitting Trump
Posted by abuela10 1/20/2020 11:50:04 AM Post Reply
We’ve seen a lot of newspaper dodges over the years, but the idea of endorsing two sharply opposed candidates for the same nomination is a new one on us. It turns out to be the latest innovation of the New York Times, which, in the Democratic presidential primary, just endorsed both Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Good for the Times, we say, though just what the Gray Lady is thinking is hard to decipher from the two full broadsheet pages she devoted to this brainstorm. Had the Times picked one of the two women as the better candidate, it might have delivered the full
Watch – 2A Activist: Media Smearing
Virginia Protesters as
‘Nothing but White Rednecks’
Posted by abuela10 1/20/2020 1:23:55 PM Post Reply
A black Second Amendment supporter at the January 20, 2020, rally pulled back the covers on the establishment media’s attempts to paint pro-gun Virginians as “nothing but white rednecks.” Listen as the pro-Second Amendment American says, “I do not in any way, shape, or form support Governor Northam’s and the Democrat’s gun control.” “What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” he continued.
Sekulow Nails It: ‘Why Are We Here?’ replies
Posted by abuela10 1/22/2020 8:03:08 AM Post Reply
The Trump impeachment proceeding, which got rolling Tuesday, failed to come alive until about two hours into the proceedings, when suddenly, one of the President’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, wheeled on the culprit who’s really on trial — the Democrats. Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Schiff, and their whole camarilla, they launched this proceeding and levied the charges and they are the only ones who are required to prove anything. This is something to bear in mind as this drama unfolds. No one in America ever has to prove his or her innocence, not even the President (he may not lurk above the law, but neither is he pilloried below it).
‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’:
Billy Eichner To Play Matt Drudge
Posted by abuela10 1/22/2020 1:00:35 PM Post Reply
EXCLUSIVE: Three-time Emmy nominee and American Horror Story alum Billy Eichner is joining FX’s Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky sex scandal limited series American Crime Story: Impeachment in the role of famed journalist and Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge. It was the Drudge Report that first broke news of the White House affair on Jan. 17, 1998, then reporting that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff. Eichner joins Beanie Feldstein who is playing Lewinsky, Clive Owen as Clinton, Sarah Paulson who is already prepping to play Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones.