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Truck Plows Through Bastille Day Crowd, Kills 30
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Gowdy: Lynch's Testimony Was ‘A Total Waste Of Time And A Total Disservice'
[Daily Caller] Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday, arguing her testimony before Congress was "a total waste of time and a total disservice to my fellow citizens.

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Rep. David Trott said that Lynch refused to answer questions 74 times during the hearing.

In the hearing, Lynch provided answers such as: "I as Attorney General am not able to provide any further comment on the facts or substance of the investigation" and "Again, I would have to refer to you Director Comey’s statements for the basis for his recommendation" and "Again, I would refer you to Director Comey for any further explanation as to the basis for his recommendation."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  no different the IRS folks taking the 5th - Need Trump to say: "You are all fired!"
Posted by: 3dc || 07/14/2016 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  When Legal team misses Holder, you know it is corrupt as HELL
Posted by: newc || 07/14/2016 0:26 Comments || Top||

#3  This toady Lynch was never going to say anything. She was protecting her queen. I've seen two recent cases in the news where defendants are invoking the "Clinton defense." One was a Marine who's unit was in danger of being wiped out and he tried to contact help by unsecured means. The other case is a pay for play case. Look for a flood of people using the Clinton defense. Clinton and the DOJ have destroyed the rule of law. It's going to take a long time to clean up the mess created by these apparatchiks.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/14/2016 10:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, well, a team which intentionally walks the pitcher to get to the top of the order is wasting my time too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/14/2016 10:47 Comments || Top||


Britain
Britain's new Foreign Minister once compared Beest to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital”
[Legal Insurrection] I don't know a ton about Boris Johnson. He's the former Mayor of London, is very pro-Israel and hates the BDS movement, led the Brexit campaign only to withdraw from contention to be Prime Minister, and was just appointed Foreign Minister (okay, "Foreign Secretary") in Theresa May's new cabinet. And he has a mop of blonde hair.

He obviously has some wit, as in a 2007 column in The Telegraph newspaper in Britain, wherein he described Hillary Clinton in terms we all can appreciate (emphasis added):

"She's got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital ..."

Sounds like he was channeling Rush Limbaugh, who made the comparison just a couple of months earlier, Mrs. Clinton Plays Nurse Ratched:

He went on to describe why he was supporting her for president in 2008 despite that description. He relished the thought of Bill Clinton back in the White House carousing around:

How can I possibly want Hillary? I mean, she represents, on the face of it, everything I came into politics to oppose: not just a general desire to raise taxes and nationalise things, but an all-round purse-lipped political correctness....

Unless I am much mistaken, the Clinton marriage is still standing, a shell-scarred monument to the triumph of hope over experience; and the nub of the matter is that I am prepared to pay the price of supporting Hillary just to get Bill Clinton once again padding over the shag pile carpet of the Oval Office, even if it is only to bring his wife a cup of tea....

For all who love America, it is time to think of supporting Hillary, not because we necessarily want her for herself but because we want Bill in the role of First Husband. And if Bill can deal with Hillary, he can surely deal with any global crisis.

Boris mended fences a little with Hillary during a 2015 visit to New York City, though I can't find any reference to him apologizing for the comment, which he called "light-hearted."

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 07:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

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Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 07/14/2016 8:08 Comments || Top||

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Posted by: Skidmark || 07/14/2016 8:26 Comments || Top||

#3  That would make us all inmates, which kind of makes sense.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/14/2016 8:42 Comments || Top||

#4  @#2: Feeling empathy for Billy Bibbit.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 07/14/2016 13:01 Comments || Top||

#5  I compare Hillary to Senator Helen Brucker

(a demon who crawled from the depths of hell and was installed in a human body on the TV show "Angel")

Posted by: lord garth || 07/14/2016 13:38 Comments || Top||

#6  @#5: For a second there, I thought my ex-wife had changed her name and gone H-wood. ;)
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 07/14/2016 22:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric
[Daily Caller] A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clinton world and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey.

Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen,
...eponymous leader of the gradualist movement sometimes called Islamist Calvinism for its emphasis on charitable service, hard work, modern education combined with Sufi piety, respect for democracy and the law, and a march through Turkish institutions on a scale to make Gramscians green with envy. He was President Erdogan's best friend until 2013, when a corruption probe headed by a Gulenist threatened his government. Mr. Gulen lives in exile in Pennsylvania. We have been following him since 2005...
could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House.

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdogan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived in self-exile in Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains since 1999.

Erdogan has accused Gulen of attempting to undermine the Turkish government. Gulen’s followers control many Turkish institutions, including the media, courts, and police force.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin [the last man Ambassador Chris Stevens had dinner with] is now Ambassador for Turkey in Afghanistan

Could there be a connection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  How about more details on the relation between Clinton and the Orlando shooter?

And where is his wife?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/14/2016 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Mateen? Oh yes, the wife and father issue. Of course the source is 'Zero Hedge' and the photos could have been photo-shopped.

Link

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 8:17 Comments || Top||

#4  It is normal for the State Department to make contact with opposition parties. Unless there are bribes or donations to the Clinton Foundation, there is no story here.
Posted by: jvalentour || 07/14/2016 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  It is normal for the State Department to make contact with opposition parties. Unless there are bribes or donations to the Clinton Foundation, there is no story here.

Possibly not, but highly coincidental. I'll just make a mental note for possible future reference.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#6  "Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin [the last man Ambassador Chris Stevens had dinner with] is now Ambassador for Turkey in Afghanistan."
It was a mystery why Akin, a senior Turkish diplomat, was posted to the rather nondescript Benghazi. Should HClinton lose her bid, the next President should release all documents related to Obama's relationship with Turkey's Erdogan, and HClinton relationship with the movement of arms from Benghazi to Turkey.
Posted by: Voldemort Barnsmell8316 || 07/14/2016 9:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Wife of Matten, wife of Tsarnaev.....alien abduction? Islamic Rapture ?

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 10:49 Comments || Top||

#8  The article cites numerous donations to Clinton political campaigns and the Clinton Foundation, including a half-million to the Clinton Foundation from a prominent crony of Gulen's.

I can't say I'm surprised, the Gulenist brand of plausable, vaguely creepy cultism is right up the Clintons' alley.
Posted by: Charles M. Hagmaier || 07/14/2016 14:38 Comments || Top||


The Obama Presidency ‐ Racially Fueled Riots Spike an American Catastrophe:
[Breitbart] There can be no dispute that Barack Obama was forced to wade through unprecedented bigotry in his speedy ascent to the most powerful perch in the world. His predecessor, George W. Bush, called it the "soft bigotry of low expectations."

A street hustler with sterling academic bona fides -- which are always suspect -- Mr. Obama had never accomplished a single thing as a politician when he decided to run for president. In his 2008 campaign, he was most admired for not voting to invade Iraq -- a vote that took place years before he joined the U.S. Senate.

Yet not even one year into his presidency, and while directing two hot wars, Mr. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy between peoples." He was heralded in particular for his unparalleled success in the Muslim world.

Indeed, the soft bigotry of low expectations exists nowhere so virulently as in the whitest confines of Nordic lands and elite American academia.

The insultingly low bar set for President Obama, however, gave even those American voters who could not support his candidacy or policies some glimmer of hope.

Because he was half-black, half-white, Mr. Obama had more credibility than any president ever elected in American history to be the balm that would finally salve the festering wounds that still divided some Americans 150 years after the end of slavery.

The vast majority of Americans had moved on from those noxious divisions, but a
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 06:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hurt is spot on. Thomas Sowell also has a column this a.m. entitled "Plenty of blame to share in was on cops." He slams the race hustlers such as Sharpton and BLM. He says: "The same is true of the more upscale, genteel and sophisticated race panderers, including the president of the United States." Genteel and sophisticated must mean you get someone else to do your dirty work for you.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/14/2016 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  "Plenty of blame to share in was war on cops."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/14/2016 19:45 Comments || Top||


NYT: Donald Trump Is Right About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[NYT] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling.

Three times in the past week, Justice Ginsburg has publicly discussed her view of the presidential race, in the sharpest terms. In an interview with The Times published Sunday, Justice Ginsburg said, "I can’t imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," joking that if her husband were alive, he might have said, "It’s time for us to move to New Zealand."

Earlier, in an interview with The Associated Press that appeared on Friday, when asked to consider a Trump victory, Justice Ginsburg replied, "I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "everything is up for grabs."

Resign now.
You are a mentally diseased tramp for marxist idiocy.
Posted by: newc || 07/14/2016 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't justices be impeached? She certainly isn't impartial or fair and it's fairly obvious she can't put her personal feelings aside to render an impartial judgement about the law.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/14/2016 0:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes. It is the 5th rule she violated.

That dumb bitch.

She has always been a Horrible Justice.
Posted by: newc || 07/14/2016 0:51 Comments || Top||

#4  By the way, New Zealand is not too interested in taking foreigners anyway.
You will be out of place with your fellow posh, marxist idiot pals there.


Besides, I do not want you corrupting another Country with your demented mind.

Retire in the Bronx with your Child molesting friends, "Judge".
Posted by: newc || 07/14/2016 0:54 Comments || Top||

#5  More the reason to vote for Trump. In the next four years there will be at least two justices to replace if not more. This election is more about the supreme court than it is about anything else in my mind.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/14/2016 9:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Ginsberg is a ditsy old bad who ought to step down. She has revealed herself to be a partisan hack. Waiting for Roberts to censure her. Oh, wait a minute, another waste.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/14/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  And by extension, Ginsburg was wrong about Trump.

He's a clown, but not for the reasons that old lefty wackadoodle thinks.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/14/2016 16:31 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Bored young killers
[DAWN] A NEW phenomenon has me rather troubled: bored youngsters embracing bully boy ideologies who end up perpetrating heinous crimes. The path to radicalisation of these youngsters is not understood, hence the puzzlement and astonishment when we hear of such incidents.

A recent example is that of the Bangladesh four, who came from affluent backgrounds and had high levels of education. Earlier, we have the example of Saad Aziz and Faisal Shahzad. And even earlier there was Omar Sheikh. These are just the Paks. What we don’t know is how many youngsters from other countries are also following similar paths.

In the entire galaxy of bad boy fighters across the world, this breed of youngsters might not be in a majority, but the increasing numbers who are taking up arms is an alarming trend. Those who join militias as basic fighters might well come from deprived backgrounds -- who are not fighting in the name of any ideology. And those who are radicalised in religious seminaries similarly tend to come from backgrounds where the full spectrum of opportunities afforded by the modern world is not available to them.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/14/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Home Front: Culture Wars
VDH: American Society On The Brink
a snippet:
The only hope for history's rare multiracial, multiethnic, and multireligious nations is to adopt a common culture, one that artificially suppresses the natural instinct of humans to identify first with their particular tribe. America, in the logical spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, was exceptional among modern societies in slowly evolving from its original, largely European immigrant population to a 21st-century assimilated, integrated, and intermarried multiracial society, in which religious and racial affiliations were incidental, not essential, to one's public character and identity. But such a bold experiment was always tenuous and against the cruel grain of history, in which the hard work of centuries could be easily torn apart by the brief demagoguery of the moment. Unfortunately, President Obama, ever since he first appeared on the national political scene in 2008, has systematically adopted a rhetoric and an agenda that is predicated on dividing up the country according to tribal grievances, in hopes of recalibrating various factions into a majority grievance culture. In large part, he has succeeded politically. But in doing so he has nearly torn the country apart. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to suggest that no other recent president has offered such a level of polarizing and divisive racial bombast.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/14/2016 10:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You can't legislate Human Behavior,
only against it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/14/2016 12:50 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2016-07-14
  Truck Plows Through Bastille Day Crowd, Kills 30
Wed 2016-07-13
  Trial begins for Virginia, Washington women accused of fundraising for Al Qaeda affiliate
Tue 2016-07-12
  Nigerian Islamists Hack Female Pastor to Death – Place Her Head on Bible
Mon 2016-07-11
  Pakistan condemns India's killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander
Sun 2016-07-10
  Iraqi Forces Push ISIL Back from Air Base in Mosul
Mon 2016-07-04
  NYC: Walker in Central Park severely injured in explosion
Sun 2016-07-03
  20 Foreigners Hacked to Death in Bangladesh Hostage Carnage
Sat 2016-07-02
  Bangladesh security forces storm hostage restaurant
Fri 2016-07-01
  Gunmen Seize Hostages at Bangladesh Restaurant and Detonate Explosives
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  Iraqi flag raised in liberated Fallujah neighborhood
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