Lie down with cut-throats, wake-up at the White House

Yeah, the Taliban treat their deserters wayyy better,
except that I’ll bet actual throat-cutting is involved… eventually

Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter …, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban. … “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ” [story]

the echo chamber


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Aaaand Maxine’s jackassery gets her mouth banned from YouTube
This Waters-Wilson freak show’s king-of-the-hill jennet-of-the-bog competition must be keeping Hillary on ‘er toes.

(What? Nope, dunno how they’re gonna stave-off a tun of empty-barrel jokes, now.)

your evening what the…?

The UN is a skid mark on civilization’s skivvies

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was “rethinking” his decision* to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. [story]


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* I.e. Start the bidding

Oh, now who didn’t see that comin’?

Does placing a ‘no valuables inside’ sign in a car window deter break-ins?
Car burglaries are at epidemic levels in San Francisco

See, now here’s the thing…
criminals don’t think you’re an honest person, either.

☟ slow-Saturday personal anecdote ☟ »
[lights pipe, leans forward, points pipe stem at audience sitting cross-legged in semi-circle on the porch]

There I was, back in ’83, touring northern Europe while on leave while stationed in the UK. Stopped in Amsterdam, checked-into my hotel late at night, parked my car on the street next to some pretty shrubbery, and strode down the street for a nice, long euro-supper.

[leans back, puffs on pipe]

Wellp, when I got back to my car, the back window next to ‘em danged bushes was all busted out, an’ some stuff was stolen: mainly a box of good cigars along with my nice ivory-handled cigar cutter.
Thing is…

[tamps and re-lights pipe]

Thing is, just out of reach of that broken window was an Addidas gym bag with a towel kinda stickin’ out through the zipper.

[shifts eyes over shoulder, leans forward, makes eye contact with each rapt listener]

But… insiiide that ol’ gym bag was a few-thousand dollars worth of camera gear.
Nah, I wouldn’t'a grabbed it, either, which is kind’a my point.

Okay, one more saw-it-comin’ over at our old pal, Holger’s

they’ve created monsters…

Prog logic (the my-brain-hurts kind)


Will this be on the exam, Prof?
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Somebody didn’t get the professor’s memo.

J’recuse…!

[T]he FBI in 2009 had collected substantial evidence — eyewitnesses backed by documents — of money-laundering, blackmail and bribery by Russian nuclear officials, all aimed at growing “Vladimir Putin’s atomic-energy business inside the United States” in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The bureau even flagged the routing of millions from Russian nuclear officials to cutouts and on to Clinton Inc. Hillary Clinton … sat on a key government body that had to approve the deal …. The Obama administration — anxious to “reset” US-Russian relations — kept it all under wraps, refusing to tell even top congressional intelligence figures.

“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns,” …. Yet the administration let Moscow move ahead — publicly insisting that there were no national security worries — and no evidence of Russian interference, despite many lawmakers’ concern at the time.

[U]ntil September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller — who’s now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It’s hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up. [story]

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Plaything of the Month

…you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself…

…Embrace yourself and be proud of who you are with your imperfections. It’s all in the mind, you know?…

Irony!111!!!11!

( may not be safe for work )

Wud’n me

Do you believe ‘er?

Someone within the Obama administration’s intelligence apparatus made requests to unmask the identity of Americans named in intelligence reports on behalf of Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. That’s what Power told the House Intelligence Committee last week during a closed-door interview.

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy revealed … that Power was “emphatic” on the point that someone else in the Obama administration made the unmasking requests that have been attributed to her.

[P]ower made approximately 260 unmasking requests … in her final year in office, including up through the end of Obama’s term. … [P]ower “was pretty emphatic” last week in disputing that she made 260 unmasking requests. “She would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor* the requests she actually made,” …. “Her perspective, her testimony is, ‘they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests.’” [story]

Hmm, what are the possibilities, here?
• Power’s lyin’ ‘er ass off
• Power gave her password to somebody, so theyyy could do it
• Some 3-letter agency stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Some foreign agency stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Some Democrat IT contractor stole or was allowed to steal Power’s password
• Nobody checks on this stuff
• The IG/security was in on it and ignored 260 unmasking requests
• The IG/security was incompetent and ignored 260 unmasking requests
• The IG/security was ordered to ignore 260 unmasking requests
• Power was bein’ blackmailed or paid to or threatened to do it
• …
• The Clintons, Wasserman-Schultz, Putin, Soros, etc.

Can’t wait to see the parade of Sgt Schultzes during the hearing
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* “by an exponential factor” One? Zero?
Yeah, I expect she meant “an order of magnitude.”

Corruption thrives in darkness


Yayyy! Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

New revelations that the FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot before the Obama administration approved a nuclear deal with Moscow, that involved millions of kickback money to the Clinton Foundation, have been utterly ignored by the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows, since the story broke early Tuesday.

In fact, the network evening shows have only spent only 3 minutes and 1 second on the Clinton Foundation scandal in more than two years. [story]