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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Scalise moved out of intensive care - Dems hardest hit
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2017 14:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nebraska Democratic Official Ousted After Recording Surfaced of Him Wishing Scalise Died
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 06/23/2017 17:02 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm very glad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2017 18:34 Comments || Top||


PODESTA to testify before Congressional beltway party......behind closed doors ?
[Right Scoop] What is with this administration that there’s something new every day? Here’s the latest ‐ Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager is scheduled to testify before Congress.

The House intelligence committee next week plans to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian meddling in the US election last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

Podesta will be one of the committee’s first major witnesses to meet with the panel behind closed doors as it tries to determine the extent of the Russian involvement in last year’s campaign and whether any of President Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with the Russians.

The committee sent out requests to interview six witnesses this week, sources said, with Podesta expected to be interviewed next week in a classified session. The committee is expected to question Podesta about the leak of thousands of his emails, which became a political headache and embarrassment for Clinton in the heat of the campaign season.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2017 02:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Too bad it's a closed session. I'd hope Podesta is asked about his $35 million dollar Russian energy deal. A starting point might be with: This government accountability report. Also see the section "Money to the Clintons." Follow-up questions might also be asked about material in his emails exposed by WikiLeaks. Questions regarding Seth Rich? But the hearings tend to be Kabuki Theater where everyone plays their part and truth is the first casualty and last casualty and there are no penalties to pay.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2017 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Breitbart story.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2017 8:17 Comments || Top||

#3  On about page 39 of the Money to the Clintons, it talks about how the Hilly/State Department tech transfer was used for cyberwarfare against the Ukrainians.

Maybe we can link Hillary to the 'Russian Hacking'? Did the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) arrange for hacking to lay the blame on the Trumpster?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/23/2017 9:35 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Pelosi: I Am a ‘Target' Because I Am a ‘Master Legislator,' ‘Politically Astute Leader'
[Breitbart] Thursday when asked about criticisms that her leadership contributed to the recent special election losses for the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was a "target" because she is "a master legislator."

Pelosi said, "We believe there’s a real opportunity. Now, it’s not a slam dunk. History is on our side, but it takes strategic, unified and disciplined -- to have harmony. It doesn’t mean we have anonymity, but we have unity when it comes to that fight. Should I sing my praises? Well, I am a master legislator. I am a strategic politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do which is essential to our election, sad to say.
Well beyond chutzpah.
"I am very pleased that the cooperation that we’re doing working with all the social media and small donor community to change how we communicate but also how we attract resources, intellectual and financial to the party," she continued. "I have experience in winning the Congress. When people said to us in 2005, you don’t have a chance, be prepared for a Republican permanent majority, I said -- Harry Reid and I said we don’t accept that. We proceeded. We took the president from 58 to 38. President Bush won the election. The fact is they will always make a target. Senator Reid was a target. Senator Daschle was a target. Tip O’Neill is a target. I am a target. They always want to choose our leaders and usually, they go after the most effective leaders because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2017 00:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And I am Marie of Romania. Not to imply that Nancy is a senile old bag, but there is something to be said for going out on top - while you can still form coherent sentences.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2017 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahh I get it now, The GA elections was not really anti-Trump, but anti-Pelosi!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/23/2017 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  She got along for a long time because she had a Rolodex of Californicators who would finance Dims launder money and etc. If they ever start cutting her tribe of cunts off then she'll shown the door.
Posted by: Ulains Thuque6389 || 06/23/2017 1:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, I am a master bater and I will tell you this, Ace does not play.

"Democrats Begin Talking Up the Unthinkable: Putting Granny Rictus McBotoxface Out to Pasture"

And he called your stupid ass out.
You dumb bitch from hell.


If you ever mention GOD again....
Posted by: newc || 06/23/2017 3:42 Comments || Top||

#5  She forgot to play the sexist card? She's useless as a Dem.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2017 5:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Dunning-Krieger, demonstrated nicely.
Posted by: no mo uro || 06/23/2017 5:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Dunning-Krieger indeed. The Sergeant at Arms may wish to have the gurney, restraints, and lorazepam drip standing ready.

"I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!"

~ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2017 5:50 Comments || Top||

#8  Her statement literally disproves what she claims. A politically astute leader would never say it.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/23/2017 6:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Her statement literally disproves what she claims.

To which Nancy might reply "I made hundreds of millions in this business: who are you - you little sh*t, who probably has to work for a living, to criticize me?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2017 6:35 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm still in the "Weekend at Bernie's" camp. It's her staff that doesn't want to give up the power and perks. She may have her lucid moments, but the read head is skipping on the disk drive.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2017 7:23 Comments || Top||

#11  #5 She forgot to play the sexist card? She's useless. as a Dem. FIFY
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2017 7:40 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

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Posted by: Jack Salami || 06/23/2017 9:29 Comments || Top||

#14  Pour a bucket of water on her.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||

#15  Pelosi holds a high opinion of herself. Out here in fly-over land, the land of the despicables, it is not shared.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2017 9:41 Comments || Top||

#16  That is some strong whine they brew in those California vineyards.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2017 10:19 Comments || Top||

#17  Political rumors and Washington are often driven by hidden indicators. Take for example the pizza index of the Pentagon where you can tell how serious planning is for some events by order out for pizza. In the case of political players one of the key inside indicators not seen by the public which provesthat something is afoot to their media friends is the sudden interest in sending out resumes and calls about new positions by the staff of a key leader when they sense the end is coming and that is what substantiates this rumor I suspect.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/23/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#18  I suspect the teets she have been tuggin' on all these years have gone dry after GA6 and that will mean the end for her. Staff needs to take cover when she finally realizes the gig is up because that upper dental plate could knok your head off when it comes flying out of her mouth.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 06/23/2017 12:17 Comments || Top||

#19 
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 06/23/2017 16:34 Comments || Top||

#20  I am Groot!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/23/2017 17:45 Comments || Top||


Public Accounts by Friends Show James Comey Leaked While FBI Director
[Breitbart] James Comey may have misled senators on May 3, when he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had never been an anonymous source in news reports related to the Russia investigation.

By that time, he had already leaked several private conversations he had with President Trump to his friend Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare and former editorial writer for the Washington Post.

Wittes wrote in a piece on May 18, only nine days after Comey was fired, that the former FBI director had shared those conversations "over the previous few months." He wrote:

Comey never told me the details of the dinner meeting; I don’t think I even knew that there had been a meeting over dinner until I learned it from the Times story. But he did tell me in general terms that early on, Trump had ’asked for loyalty’ and that Comey had promised him only honesty. He also told me that Trump was perceptibly uncomfortable with this answer.

Wittes also wrote that he had lunch with Comey on March 27, and that they discussed a phone call that Trump had made to him earlier in the day.

Wittes denied those conversations were leaks but were "just conversations between friends, the contents of which one friend is now disclosing."

However, a leak is the release of unauthorized information, according to a definition by George Washington University professor and legal scholar Jonathan Turley. Incidentally, there is no condition that the information may be published or distributed via physical memo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2017 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The story in a nutshell: "Comey is a pisher and lied about it."
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2017 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Comey had promised him only honesty. He also told me that Trump was perceptibly uncomfortable with this answer.

Perhaps Trump suspected (knew) he was lying about his honesty?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/23/2017 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Odd that Mr. Comey would not think honesty to the boss is a loyal behaviour. Perhaps that realization was what made President Trump uncomfortable... assuming it happened the way it was told.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2017 15:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump didn't get to where he is without some people skills. I suspect he saw through Comey from the get-go.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2017 16:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Coney leaked while FBI

UTI
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2017 19:37 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
California bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states over anti-LGBT laws-OK!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Whew! (wipes brow)
For a second there, I thought this was to be bad news.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/23/2017 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Fine by us. Call or text or fax us if you need anything.
Posted by: texhooey || 06/23/2017 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list.

First!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2017 10:31 Comments || Top||

#4  They'll probably still come to Austin - but the rest of Texas is a whole nother country.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/23/2017 15:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Hmm. Perhaps an enterprising/bored lawyer intent on a little legal monkeywrenching might bring a Commerce Clause suit against Cali for restraint of interstate trade.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2017 16:34 Comments || Top||

#6  So Texas now has justification for cutting the gas pipeline to CA, to restrict the gasoline distribution from Houston, and all the oil drilled in their state from benefiting Cali...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/23/2017 17:45 Comments || Top||



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Fri 2017-06-23
  Philippine military: Omar Maute likely dead
Thu 2017-06-22
  BIFF Bravely Takes Hostages at Philippine School
Wed 2017-06-21
  ISIS Lord High Holy Man, al-Baghdadi confidant, killed by US-led coalition forces
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  Afghan forces recapture Tora Bora in Nangarhar
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Fri 2017-06-16
  Army takes over Mosul’s Old City entrance, IS trapped
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  SDF capture former IS member known as Jihadi Jack
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  Senior Republican politician and several aides shot at baseball practice near Washington
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  Taliban’s military commission chief killed in Helmand drone strike
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  London Police Chief: Terror Victims Show How Diverse We Are
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  Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
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  Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan
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  Nearly 70 dead in Al-Shabaab attack on Puntland military base

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