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President Trump Has Declared War on the Deep State – Kevin Shipp
[The Daily Coin] Former "high-level" CIA officer Kevin Shipp says President Trump has "declared war" on the so-called Deep State and the shadow government. Shipp explains, "I differentiate between the ’Deep State’ and the shadow government. The shadow government are the secret intelligence agencies that have such power and secrecy that they act even without the knowledge of Congress.

There are many things that they do with impunity. Then there is the ’Deep State,’ which is the military industrial complex, all of the industrial corporations and their lobbyists, and they have all the money, power and greed that give all the money to the Senators and Congressmen. So, they are connected, but they are really two different entities. It is the shadow government . . . specifically, the CIA, that is going after Donald Trump. It is terrified that some of its dealings are going to be exposed. If they are, it could jeopardize the entire organization."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 07:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Russians and Chinese today can not physically invade and occupy the US. However, the shadow government already has. Who really is the threat to the Constitution?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Deep State is a one party beauracracy built by Obama and sec state Hillary Clinton to support only one part and to actively sabatoge any opposition that takes power.

It is an active socialist, communist organization.
Posted by: Bill Cleretle2363 || 01/21/2018 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  We, just like most if all not countries have always had a "Deep State" working for an agenda. The agendas change, the goals change but the "Deep State" is always there. During the upheavalls of 1848 IIRC someone asked Metternick about the b'crats labouring at their desks. "What will become of them?" He replied " Nothing, they will always be with us." Or words to that effect. The Deep State can reach all the way down to a clerk in city hall denying you a building permit for personal or political reasons. Or the head of a federal agency/dept obstructing the will of Congress or a President. As longb as there are individuals with political power that are answerable to no one we will always have abuses of power. And threats to the Constitution. And they will come from both the left and right of the political spectrum.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The "Deep State" goes back way before N'Obama & Hitlary and knows no party line.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/21/2018 11:14 Comments || Top||

#5  What DooDahMan said - state governments are largely made up of Democrats as well. I think of it this way - it's hack jobs for hack people. Which political party do 'hack people' vote for?
Posted by: Raj || 01/21/2018 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  The "Deep State" goes back way before N'Obama & Hitlary and knows no party line.

I'd go back as far as LBJ in the 1960s, but that's a quibble.

Bill Clinton.. more likely.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/21/2018 12:30 Comments || Top||

#7  WRT bureaucrats

Pope John XXIII: "In reply to a reporter who asked, 'How many people work in the Vatican?', he reportedly said: 'About half of them.'"
Posted by: james || 01/21/2018 19:05 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Mueller Investigation Now Doomed, Fake News Awards and Economic Update
[USA Watchdog] A bombshell memo will probably cause the end of the Mueller investigation into the Trump Administration and the so-called Russian collusion story. New evidence, in the form of a four page memo, shows the entire case against the President and his Administration is based on a phony dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton. The President called this Special Prosecutor investigation a "witch hunt" from the beginning, and it looks like he was correct‐again.

You think the Trump "Fake News Awards" are just good hearted fun? Think again. The fake news awards are being used by the President to show the mainstream media (MSM) is one-sided propaganda. The "awards" are meant to destroy the credibility of the MSM. It looks like it’s working nicely. The best part is the propaganda press is suppling all the fake news in the form of inaccurate and biased reporting that is easy to define.

Interest rates are on the rise, but the U.S. dollar is tanking. Shouldn’t the dollar rise as rates rise? Yes, but we live in the era of massive money printing, and things are backwards.
Emphasis added, key word 'probably'.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Mueller investigation will never end. Mr. Mueller and his troops have no incentive to forfeit the high status the investigation gives them, and any politician who tries to end it will be accused of obstruction of justice (and therefore subject to investigation by Mueller.) It may become our first hereditary fiefdom, "The Duchy of Mueller."
Posted by: Matt || 01/21/2018 10:05 Comments || Top||

#2  "..Interest rates are on the rise, but the U.S. dollar is tanking. Shouldn’t the dollar rise as rates rise? Yes, but we live in the era of massive money printing, and things are backwards."

interest rates and currency values are a result of the market for money

among the causes of the down tick in the value of the dollar is that wages in the US are finally rising after years of stagnation; this is a very welcome result which should be cheered by every media group that has the sense that god gave goats but there will be the offsetting isssue that higher wages will eventually result in higher prices for goods and services until the rising productivity reduces costs
Posted by: lord garth || 01/21/2018 10:55 Comments || Top||


Washington: City of Hate
h/t Instapundit
You wouldn't know these were boom times with the stock market at all-time highs and unemployment near all-time lows if you were in the nation's capital.

Washington, D.C., is a city of hate.

When you visit, it appears no one can stand each other. The two political sides are at each other's throats so constantly it's hard to imagine they sleep. Maybe they don't. And then there are the sides within the sides, always ready for more gnashing of teeth, mutual hostility, and endless contempt.

Talk about the cliché "can't stand prosperity" ‐ that's what we have. If the boom goes on much longer and the economy becomes yet more successful, we'll be on the brink of a civil war. Only this time, it will be fought in Mercedes and Teslas. The richer we are, the more we despise each other.

And speaking of clichés, Truman's hoary "if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog" has never been more true. Only now, that dog's a Tibetan Mastiff with an estimated worth of $582,000, slurping leftover foie gras from some uber-pricey restaurant by José Andrés in the backyard of the most expensive real estate in the country. And yet they still hate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 01:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Turd-World city state. Nothing to see here, move along please.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#2  1st World problems
Posted by: 746 || 01/21/2018 13:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Washington runs on economic rent, OTHERS PEOPLE'S LOOTED PROSPERITY.

No wonder they spend all their time fighting, they don't have to earn it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 14:08 Comments || Top||


Government Shuts Down - Nation Descends Into Riots, Looting and Cannibalism
The United States of America (1787-2018) came to a swift and sudden end last night as the government shut down. The nation which had survived Pearl Harbor, the War of 1812 and Jimmy Carter ceased to exist.

The savage population, which had only been kept in line through a policy of rigorous gun
confiscations, food stamps and Green Energy programs unleashed its pent up rage in a spree of riots, looting and mass murder that had only previously been encountered in Somalia and Disneyland.

"The government shut down! We can do anything we like," shouted Sam Hasbley of Grassley, Iowa, while tearing the tag off a mattress despite an explicit warning label forbidding such a dangerous course of action. "Tear yours off. The government is shut down. It can't stop you."

Eyewitnesses spoke of further horrors. On a quiet street in a Massachusetts suburb, a man brought out a set of highly illegal lawn darts. In Sumtown, Maryland, there were allegations that an entire family had begun digging ditches to collect rainwater runoff.

With the fall of the government, citizen activists took it upon themselves to chronicle the culture of lawlessness. Men played Gibson guitars made of wood imported from India, but not finished by Indian workers. Women bought cold medicine without a photo ID. Children went hours without hearing lectures about the environment.

And there was worse to come.

The entire city of Detroit was seized by the Michigan Militia backed by Canadian air power. The village of Frankfurt, Illinois passed several ordinances in explicit violation of Title MXVIII of the Federal Charter of Approved Fruit Naming Ordinances. North Dakota seceded and declared that it was now the nation of Bismarckia, elected a Kaiser and petitioned to join OPEC.

An army of Mongols or possibly local residents dressed in Samurai helmets raided the Federal Dried Peach Reserve in Georgia hauling away thousands of tons of dried fruit and tossed them to waiting crowds. The end of food stamps in Martho, New Jersey led to an outbreak of cannibalism despite efforts by ACORN volunteers to bring order to the proceedings by soliciting volunteers to give up their privilege and be fed to the people.

In Massey Hills, Virginia, a gang of politically incorrect sports mascots entered a workplace and implicitly hurt the feelings of several minorities.

In Madison, Wisconsin, the entire United Organized Educators and Librarians Union attempted to commit mass suicide on the front lawn of the Madison Center of Union History to protest budget cuts and school closings. Their efforts proved in vain when the gasoline they poured on themselves in a failed attempt at self-immolation turned out to be apple juice.

In the midst of all this chaos, a weary nation's eyes turn to Washington D.C. But since the shutdown, which also shut off all power, water and press releases to the embattled city, no word has reached the outside world of what is taking place there. The last message was a smoke signal dispatched by Elizabeth Warren from the roof of a burning Capitol Building. An expert in Native American smoke signals decoded it to read, "I told you so. Now we're all doomed."

As the nation descends into chaos, one thing is clear. The government shutdown has once again doomed us all. Just like the last 17 times.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Tom Cotton Has Chuck Schumer Searching For His Adult Diaper
[RedState] Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer are not the best of buddies. Back in January they had an epic confrontation in the Senate well over Chuck Schumer’s lack of integrity. I sort of fault Tom Cotton for this because he had a pollyannish notion that Schumer’s word was actually worth something.

This is how the Weekly Standard describes it

The Senate reconvened after the inaugural ceremonies on Friday, with Pompeo’s nomination set to come up at 4:50pm. Cotton angrily confronted Schumer about his broken promise. According to witnesses, Schumer told Cotton to lower his voice and asked him move off of the Senate floor to an adjacent hallway for a private discussion. "We need to take this out into the hallway," Schumer said. Cotton walked with Schumer but loudly rejected his first request. "Don’t tell me to lower my voice!" he shouted, with an additional salty admonition tacked on for emphasis. Burr and Cornyn were present, as was Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and several aides.

Schumer told Cotton that the Senate had never previously confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day and if Cotton had been around eight years earlier, he’d know that Republicans didn’t extend that courtesy for incoming president Barack Obama. "Eight years ago, I was getting my ass shot at in Afghanistan," Cotton snapped. "So don’t talk to me about where I was 8 years ago."

Cotton asked Schumer why he’d gone back on his word. Schumer claimed that he’d only been speaking for himself when he promised to let Pompeo through. "I said that I would not block him," Schumer said, emphasizing the personal pronoun, according to sources who witnessed the exchange. "I never said that I could speak for 47 other Democrats."

The Republicans were stunned.

At about the 0:05 point you can hear Cotton, who approaches down the center aisle, tell Schumer "this is bullsh**." You can’t hear the exchange, but you don’t have to hear to appreciate what is going on.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Schumer is an oily liar whose word means nothing. Start with that
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 6:52 Comments || Top||

#2  The United States Congress and Senate have an un-official motto. Now all together in your best Struther Martin imitation, "What we have here, is a failure, to communicate"
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Pirate King: "Do you mean that in order to save his contemptible life, he dared to impress upon our credulous simplicity? "
The Pirates of Penzance - 1983
Posted by: magpie || 01/21/2018 17:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, Tom Cotton, we need a second scouring of the Shire, all right.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/21/2018 17:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Government Shuts Down, Nation Descends into Riots, Looting and Cannibalism
[Sultan Knish] The United States of America (1787-2018) came to a swift and sudden end last night as the government shut down. The nation which had survived Pearl Harbor, the War of 1812 and Jimmy Carter ceased to exist.

The savage population, which had only been kept in line through a policy of rigorous gun confiscations, food stamps and Green Energy programs unleashed its pent up rage in a spree of riots, looting and mass murder that had only previously been encountered in Somalia and Disneyland.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Human Sacrifice; dogs and cats, living together; !!Mass Hysteria!!
It never gets old.

Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Behold President Trump's 'smaller gov't' BETA testing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 4:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Sorry Anomalous, swear yours wasn't on when I posted this.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 4:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Is this satire?
Posted by: Matt || 01/21/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Satire? No, just the government running at its normal level of efficentcy. Heck maybe better than. And my qoute would of been, "as god is my witness I thought turkeulys could fly"
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:32 Comments || Top||

#6  The nation which had survived Pearl Harbor, the War of 1812 and Jimmy Carter ceased to exist.

I'm so old I remember when Jimmy Carter was Worst President Ever.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/21/2018 10:36 Comments || Top||

#7  SteveS, back then the US voters had the good sense to recognize the incompetence and not re-elect it. Things changed by Obama's time in office.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/21/2018 11:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Yep, good ol' Jimmuh ran the economy into the ground so I had to move from nail-banging to bit-banging...turned out allright in the end.


Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/21/2018 14:42 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 16:06 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: 3dc || 01/21/2018 22:42 Comments || Top||



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  Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Sun 2018-01-21
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Sat 2018-01-20
  Lebanon foils ISIS plans to attack places of worship, government buildings
Fri 2018-01-19
  Deso Dogg -- Dead Again
Thu 2018-01-18
  US drone strike leaves 6 militants dead, wounded in East of Afghanistan
Wed 2018-01-17
  Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia
Tue 2018-01-16
  Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close
Mon 2018-01-15
  Israel Says It Destroys Hamas Tunnel Under Key Gaza Crossing
Sun 2018-01-14
  Islamic State affiliate claims Mali attack that injured 3 French soldiers
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  Over 100 Palestinians said injured in West Bank, Gaza clashes
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  Veritas strikes again: Twitter caught doing shadow bans on conservatives through algorithm
Wed 2018-01-10
  Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with US: defence minister
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  Spokesman: Senior Hamas official shot in the head
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