Homegrown Kompromat

and bullshitte. but mostly bullshitte.

In the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency, some White House officials reportedly raced to spread and preserve information about possible communications between associates of then-candidate Donald Trump and Russians.

NYT article here, in case you can see it.

According to The Times, after Obama asked for an investigation into Russian tampering into the elections, officials found some “damning” evidence.

Wait… isn’t it the obligation of a sitting POTUS — IF he sees actual, concrete evidence of illegal activity — to prosecute? or say something? or organize it and hand it to the next fella? or to some one?

What they chose to do is “preserve” “information” about possible communications and “spread [it] around” like ticking time-bombs.

The New York Times, citing former American officials [my favourite “source” — unnamed ‘officials’], reported that these officials were concerned that the information they were gaining on the Russian meddling in the election and the possible campaign contact could be compromised with the new administration, and they wanted to set up any future investigation with the information.

What was in those possible communications? Why wasn’t it worth mentioning at the time? …or is it just a series of Slur Bombs?

In other nooz — guess who is still [again?] living with the Obama family! [ not weird or creepy at all! right?]

[Valerie] Jarrett has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion to work closely with the former president and Michelle Obama…

Obama’s goal is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment, a family friend tells DailyMail.com

’It’s coming. He’s coming,’ Holder said speaking to reporters. ‘And he’s ready to roll.’

Winter Obobo is coming…”

OK — it *is* from the DailyMail… but what the hell?! They went with “Sessions as Russian Agent”: I’m goin’ with this.

Noo & Hawt:
“talking with Russians” = “Burn The Witch!!1!!!!”

Old & Busted:
*After my election I have more flexibility.”

Finish your assignment! »

Bonus Bullshite:

As the forces of reaction outpace movements predicated on the ideal of progress, and as traditional norms of political competition are tossed aside, it’s clear that the internet and social media have succeeded in doing what many feared and some hoped they would. They have disrupted and destroyed institutional constraints on what can be said, when and where it can be said and who can say it.

Double Edged Sword, my dear fellow… Double Edged Sword.

15 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm |

    What’s going with the Dems targeting Trump and his team is way over my pay grade to solve, but:
    I wish Trump would put together a team, maybe secret, and come up with a list of every single Clinton & Uhbama appointee still in a Federal government job and fire every one of them, ASAP.

    Then appoint another team, sworn to secrecy, that will get a judicial order to exhume and unseal everything in Uhbama’s past and prosecute him for the ineligible, lying, un-American, oath-breaking, seditious, racist bastard he is. Same for Holder.

  2. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm |

    ^ They need to go deep into the actions and contacts of that hereditary commie, Jarrett, too.
    …and the nest of pedophiles.
    …and those in bed with human traffickers/slavers, drug runners, and illegal weapons smugglers.
    …and the agents for the Saudis and Iranians.
    …and the chattel of Soros.
    …and the dealers in classified information.
    …and the agent-saboteurs working for the (D)s.
    …and the shysters, liars, and con artists taking gov’t grants.

  3. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm |

    *psst*
    Claire McCaskill (D)

  4. Fat Baxter
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm |

    Trump could announce a reduction-in-force (RIF) for the federal workforce. But instead of wasting time trying to winnow out the lower performers (dubious, since they all have firewalled performance reports), he could imply declare that he intends to save only the most experienced. The cut-off point for this would be to cull anyone hired in the last eight years.

    Easy peasy.

  5. Posted March 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm |

    ’It’s coming. He’s coming,’ Holder said speaking to reporters. ‘And he’s ready to roll.’

    Translation: After 8 years of Obama smoking blunts on the golf course and fund raising, he’s actually going to roll up one sleeve and do something.

  6. mech
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm |

    re; obamahaus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

    Yes and make the fedmoles* reapply for their jobs just like any contractor after a change of prime.

    *Whackamole*

  7. Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm |

    obama did his best to turn America into a banana republic, with him as tin-pot dictator – I say do unto him what any good banana republic would do to a former tin-pot dictator. You know, like Samuel Doe.

  8. Daemon
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 8:17 pm |

    That article was amusing. I especially liked the guy from King’s College with his “best estimate”. (Translation: complete bullshit he pulled out of his ass)

    But even better was this recent piece characterizing the election winners as “trolls”. As opposed to their bien-pensant intellectual superiors, of course. It’s getting to where the NYT beats the Onion for absurdist humor. The schadenfreude angle is that the NYT really expects to be taken seriously. I just want to give them a pat on the head and say, “Hush, dear. Grown-ups are talking.”

  9. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm |

    ^Doug “They need to go deep into the actions and contacts…
    It’s occurred to me that Buraq & Co. no longer have executive privilege.
    After all the investigative homework is done, subpoena the main Buraq & Co. players, force testimony under oath after minor players have been given immunity in return for revealing what they know about the big guys.
    If nothing else, those Buraqian bastards can get a Scooter Libby laid on.
    I’m really sick and tired of one-sided justice and punishment in our government.

  10. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 2, 2017 at 10:01 pm |

    And Valjar is a special case. Hearing she’s now part of the Buraq household really paints her as Buraq’s Rasputin. Soros is probably the puppetmaster.
    She and Soros deserve the same fate as the original Rasputin.

  11. Posted March 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm |

    Photoshop Bleg?

    One of you with all teh skillz…

    Kindly give us a send-up of Obama’s new digs in D.C., but with a minarette standing proud at one corner of said den of iniquity?

    Maybe with a couple of lovelorn goats, grazing on the front lawn.

    And replace the Secret Service guards, with turbaned scimitar swingers, like the one Indiana Jones gunned down in that much amusing scene.

    Any other symbology that comes to mind for it, throw that in, too!

    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  12. Jess
    Posted March 3, 2017 at 4:39 am |

    Sedition has some serious criminal ramifications. Trump needs to prod his AG to pursue a few charges to start the mass change of loyalties.

  13. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 3, 2017 at 8:00 am |

    ^^Jim – Some irony in your request:
    Buraq’s house is on Belmont Rd., NW.
    The Islamic Center of Washington DC is on the corner of Belmont Rd. and Massachusetts Avenue NW, only about six houses up the street from Buraq’s house. I’m sure Valjar the Hutt and he will meet lot’s of nice people there who share their sentiments for destroying America. They might even have a reunion with their administration staffers there.

  14. mech
    Posted March 3, 2017 at 8:50 am |

    *placing a request for a meteor delivery* ^

  15. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:30 am |

    ^ Be a shame if somebody was to fly a plane into it.