Saturday, May 27, 2017

Headlines


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Visas to Muslim-majority countries down 20 percent

DNC hacker emailed Dem voter turnouts to COP consultant

POTUS: 'The Germans are bad, very bad on trade'

Ninth man arrested in connection to Manchester bombing

ICE cracks 'sanctuary' California: arrests nearly 200

Trump budget requires work for food stamps

Boehner: 'Tax reform just a bunch of happy talk" ...

Scarborough: 'Trump an ugly American'

Unions blast Harley Davidson for overseas production plans

DHS chief: You'd 'never leave house' with my terror info ...

Ramadan rage, day 1: 26 Coptic Christians massacred in Egypt

Michael Steele on Zuckerberg's universal income idea: 'Why doesn't he start it'

Friday, May 26, 2017

The 2% Solution


Yesterday, President Donald Trump chastised the many members of the NATO alliance for not living up to their commitment to spend 2% of their GNP n defense. Of NATO's 28 members only Great Britain, Estonia, Greece, Poland and the United States are meeting or exceeding this commitment. For decades the other 23 countries, including France and Germany, have shirked this commitment without recourse ... relying on the United States to pick up the slack. And when Trump reminded those slackers of their deficiencies, the representative from Luxembourg turned the Macron, the President of France, with a hand-covered snide remark and a snicker ... see: Fox News Video. To me, this is the height of sophomoric haughtiness. Perhaps Trump will find a way to remind this Euro-jerk of America's part in the history of  20th Century Europe.

And I have a prediction ... yes, some of these countries now in default (I'm thinking France and Germany) will find a way of meeting this NATO treaty obligation ... but do it with accounting tricks and not with genuine military buildups. Wait and see.

A Good Leaving Alone


In their zeal to keep alive the story about Trump-Russia "collusion", the national media has somehow overlooked a major security breach centered around the Democrats in Congress. It seems five members of the Awan family from Pakistan have been implicated in compromising sensitive information stored on Congressional computers and absconding with actual hardware. These Awans were all IT employees of Democrat Representatives (including Debbie Wasserman Schwartz) who were all earning around $150,000 per year for, as it turns out, part-time efforts ... while they also were running a car dealership. In February they were outed by the Capitol police for suspicious data security breaches and even theft ... and at least one has now fled back to the protection of the Pakistan authorities ... see: Daily Caller Article.

Have we seen or read about this serious security breach of sensitive legislative data in the major national media outlets? No? Instead, they have been giving this embarrassment a good leaving alone. I guess there has not been the space nor the time for such trivialities when the much more important story presents itself of how Donald Trump has been sexually servicing Vladimir Putin.

Headlines


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Obama [from behind a wall] in Berlin: 'We can't hide behind a wall'

Friends, neighbors, relatives reported UK bomber 5X in 5 years ... no action [taken]

UK stops sharing intel about Manchester attack with US after leaks

Romney in serious run for Senate ...

Middle Eastern brothers in MN found with bomb-making materials ...

Iran builds third underground ballistic missile facility ...

Brit police stop sharing [Manchester] attack details with USA

GOP leaders play it safe as Trump scandals grow

CBO report: AHCA drops number of insured by 23 million by 2026

Major insurance carrier ditches Obamacare in Kansas City

[Gov. Jerry] Brown: Trump will come around on climate change

Drug counselors overdose at addiction facility

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Headlines


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Breaking news: Police have arrested three more in connection to Manchester bombing

Trump's hazy views confuse allies ahead of summit...

Former CIA chief testimony: Still no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion

If you bought $100 in Bitcoin 7 years ago, you'd be sitting on $75 million today

Poll: Voters back Russia special prosecutor

DeBlasio on Trump budget: 'Children will die'

White House is very pleased with testimony of [Obama's] intelligence officials

Trump's budget: Long on wishful thinking, short on shared sacrifice

Podesta: 'I see no sign' Trump will be impeached

Dem Sen: Trump's rhetoric could lead to U.S. attack like Manchester

Trump praises Duterte for 'unbelievable job' of stopping drugs in the Philippines

Big game hunter dies when elephant collapses on top of him

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Headlines


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Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides

'El Chapo' case judge executed outside his home ...

Rubio: Trump's problems would deepen if he asked intel chiefs to deny Russian ties

Escalating probes rattle Trump and his aides

Democrats believe that they can take the House in 2018

Cost of universal health care in California -- bigger than state's budget

Google AI beats Chinese master at ancient game of GO ...

McCain: Trump's budget is dead on arrival

Christie: 'I warned Trump about Flynn'

Poll: Trump approval 46% ...

Nobel winner Robert Schiller: Stay in market because it 'could go up 50% from here'

CNN analyst proposes Manchester bombing was a 'false flag'

Where's the Beef?


The FBI has been investigating Russian hacking of the Democrats since last July and this story morphed into Trump-Russia "collusion" after Hillary lost her shoe-in election in November. Now there are at least three venues for investigating this trumped-up conspiracy theory that somehow the Trump organization has colluded with Russia to do something bad. Exactly what this bad thing is is not quite clear. But nevertheless Trump is covering up this investigation and obstructing justice which proves that he is clearly guilty of something. And Michael Flynn, Obama's former National Security Advisor, somehow ingratiated himself into this same post with Trump before being found to be of questionable moral standing ... and was booted out. But the media is sure that he was a dastardly Trump operative in the "Russian connection."

There is but one small problem with this narrative ... after all this time there has yet to surface one solid fact that supports this frenetic innuendo ... nothing. Nothing in writing. Nothing on tape. No incriminating wiretap intercepts. No testimony by Obama's former intelligence operatives that categorically state that Trump or his campaign staff was is any way "colluding" with Russia to do anything illegal or immoral. Nothing. Yet Trump has been covering up this nothingness. And he has been dismissing this nothingness as nothingness ... and this must mean he has something to hide. What it is we don't know. But all this scandalous behavior will be revealed after the Democrats have retaken the House in 2018 ... "we promise" ... Just be patient Americans. Where there is smoke, there will be lots more smoke.

Unfortunately for the reputation of the Democrats and the national media, at some point we, the unwashed, are going to ask, "Where's the beef?" And, if there is none, Trump's cover-up evaporates as just an expression of his frustration at these roadblocks to moving his legislative agenda ... the agenda he promised the American people. And the agenda that the Democrats and the national media would rather stifle with lots of Russian conspiracy theory distractions ... so far somewhat successfully.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rethinking History


As an idealistic, dewy-eyed young man, I was appalled by the Watergate scandal. As a result, I wore an American flag pin upside down  on my lapel and felt vindicated when President Nixon gave that theatrical wave as he entered the helicopter leaving the White House after resigning. The good guys had won ... and the "idealistic" media had saved our nation from scum the likes of Tricky Dick.

With all that is happening now, I am beginning to rethink my condemnation of Richard Nixon ... and realize that the media are not always acting out of idealism. The Watergate "plumbers" were, after all, just trying to find in the DNC the source of all the leaks emanating from the Nixon White House. Yes, this was an illegal act ... but so was this Democrat leaking.  The Left and the main stream media have an appalling well-honed knack of making a sow's ear out of a silk purse ... and they're at it again.  ... trying to take down Donald Trump. Maybe this time the American people will understand what is really going on behind that newsprint curtain ...

Headlines


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Leftists bemoan 'Islamohobia backlash'

Trump condemns Manchester terrorists as 'evil losers'

Trumps' budget hits his own voters hardest

Polish leader: Germany created migrant crisis and Germany should pay consequences

Goldman [Sachs] warns of oil glut amid optimism over OPEC cut extensions

Michael Flynn to invoke the Fifth [Amendment]

Frustrated Republicans try to rewrite Congress' rules

3,500 suspected terrorists in UK ...

Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by [Venezuelan] protesters ...

Trump extends legal protections for 59,000 Haitians in the U..S.

President Trump seeks $3.6 trillion in spending cuts to reshape government ...

Turkey tests Trump's patience  protesters roughed up

Parity


As deliciously reported in the Washington Post recently, President Trump revealed some highly classified intelligence to Russian representatives last week at the White House ...  purportedly about a potential ISIS terrorist plot. It was later reported that this information had supposedly come from a now-compromised Israeli source. Now, for our current president to achieve top-secret-leakage parity with his former campaign rival, Hillary Clinton. he should need to duplicate this gaff about another 29,999 times.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Headlines


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FBI agents in tears as news of Comey's firing spreads

Comey firing threatens Senate probe into Trump's Russia ties

Jim Comey started laughing when he saw that he'd been fired

Maddow tops cable news ...

LA declares public schools as 'sanctuaries' ...

Oregon on track to have no gender on drivers licenses ...

Mexico 2nd deadliest country, tops Afghan, Iraq ...

Kim plans 6th nuke test ...

Breaking: Grand Jury subpoenas served for associates of Michael Flynn

Comey made false claim about Huma at congressional hearing

Obama, Clapper misled public about extent of NSA unmasking

NGO: Cuba doubled political prisoners in one year

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Comey, I Shrunk the Fibs


FBI Director James Comey reopened Hillary Clinton's email investigation last October because of  "hundreds of thousands" of Hillary's emails that had just been found on her aide's Huma Abedin's husband, Anthony Weiner's computer, This staggering number of emails then needed to be viewed to determine if national secrets had been compromised. Next, within a matter of a few days, Comey disclosed that this Weiner email investigation had been completed and there was no reason to reverse his July conclusions that Hillary should not be indicted. Everyone scratched their heads ... wondering how this massive effort could have be completed so quickly.

Last week Comey testified under oath at the Senate Intelligence Committee and said that this number of emails on Weiner's computer was now "hundreds and thousands" -- a considerable drop from his previous number. And finally, yesterday, before his firing, Comey had sent a letter to this same Senate committee correcting his earlier testimony ... saying this number  was down to a "handful" of emails ... another precipitous drop ... see: Breitbart Article.

Now one would assume that Director Comey knows basic arithmetic and has a competent staff which could help him keep his numbers straight. But no, it took to the morning of the day of his firing by President Trump to get his fibs finally straight.

I wonder if this series of shrunk email estimates in such a critically important matter had anything to do with Comey losing his job?

Afterward: For all the gossip on the Comey firing see: NY Times Article.

Headlines


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Tunnel collapses at WA nuclear [waste] site ...

Who has Trump's ear? Often rich, white Republican men.

U.N. attacks Poland for anti-abortion laws

Jerad Kushner, Justin Trudeau team up to save NAFTA

Ryan predicts Senate will pass Obamacare reform 'in a month or two'

Abbas says willing to meet with Israel PM as part of Trump peace effort

$3M for [Obama] speech [in Milan]

O[bama] warns world: meat consumption destroying climate

Erdogan urges Muslims to flood Jerusalem ...

Christie says he didn't see 'red flags' with Michael Flynn

Left wing Dems pressed for overwhelmingly white staffs

[MA] Judge throws out Aaron Hernandez murder conviction ...