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  • Harvard Meets the Yinzers

    by coldwarrior ( 166 Comments › )
    Filed under Academia, Open thread at June 19th, 2018 - 10:17 am

    An interesting read from Selina Zito.

    Zito has been quoted on this blog extensively, mostly as ammo against our Nevertrumpers explaining why Trump would win.

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    166 Responses to “Harvard Meets the Yinzers”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | June 19, 2018 10:37 am

      that’s good but it would be great to hear from the kids. AND they need to see a farm where animals, not just vegetables, are raised. They need to know where there meat, milk, etc. comes from.

      just for fun – altho it’s real – here are the new United States Space Force Enlisted Rank Insignia

      https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaceCorpsUS/status/1009051797141454848


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | June 19, 2018 10:40 am

      Sundance is livestreaming the House Judiciary Committee thing w/Horowitz

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/19/house-joint-committee-hearing-with-ig-michael-horowitz-1000am-livestream/


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | June 19, 2018 10:56 am

      Jeeezus. If you want to see someone’s reputation destroyed in public, you should see Trey Gowdy SHREDDING Horowitz.

      The Peter Strzok who is investigating Clinton is the same Peter Strzok who says he can’t think of ONE American who won’t vote for Clinton?

      And we’re supposed to believe that somehow that bias is somehow not outcome determinative?

      yowser.


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | June 19, 2018 11:01 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      its a start


    5. 5 | June 19, 2018 11:08 am

      https://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/to-declare-oneself-a-domestic-enemy/

      @ eaglesoars:

      Sorry about the monitor… Please check your USB port for a new downloaded monitor…


    6. 6 | June 19, 2018 11:18 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Jeeze… I opened it up just as Elijah Cummings was attempting to put words into Horowitz’s mouth regarding the IG Reports findings. Questioning Horowitz about the Mueller investigation, Horowitz said, “my investigation was about the Clinton emails, not Mueller”.

      Cummings is the most dishonest and partisan asshole in congress.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | June 19, 2018 11:29 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Cummings is the most dishonest and partisan asshole in congress.

      no he isn’t, not by a long shot. If I had just one bullet, it would have Diane Feinstein’s name on it.

      However, he is competitive for the dumbest, up against Mudslide Maxine, Barbara Lee and that Guam guy, Johnson. I usually call it a tie


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | June 19, 2018 11:43 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      If I had just one bullet, it would have Diane Feinstein’s name on it.

      It’s always her office that leaks info, some of it selectively, to skew public perception. Her fingerprints are always around somewhere

      http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/27/confirmed-former-feinstein-staffer-hired-fusion-gps-christopher-steele/

      And if you read James Mitchell’s book, “Enhanced Interrogation”, it was always Feinstein and her office that were trying to push the ‘torture’ narrative when they knew it was false. This was both in hearings and behind the scenes to the press. She knowingly compromised an entire intelligence effort and is no better than Hillary. She doesn’t score quite as high simply because she doesn’t have the confirmed kills Hillary has


    9. 9 | June 19, 2018 11:58 am

      IG Horowitz is a chicken shit liar who is doing nothing but protecting the Deep State. He is every bit the disgrace to the concept of justice and equal under the law that Comey and Strzok are. Fuck Horowitz.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | June 19, 2018 12:03 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      apparently so. What I’m wondering is if the take-down he got today is going to impact the way he finishes up his report on the Russia/Trump debacle.

      Lindsay Graham shocked me yesterday with his “I’m not buying it line” and Gowdy, today, has been utterly scorching.


    11. 11 | June 19, 2018 12:17 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      and Gowdy, today, has been utterly scorching.

      Gowdy is always utterly scorching, he makes great Kabuki Theater in that respect, but when does Gowdy’s rhetoric ever accomplish anything?


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | June 19, 2018 12:27 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      but when does Gowdy’s rhetoric ever accomplish anything?

      Ah. I was just about to ask. Weren’t there some documents the DOJ was supposed to turnover by yesterday? And if they didn’t, Nunes promised that by Weds “it won’t be pretty”?

      Anybody heard anything? I haven’t.


    13. Deplorable Bumr50
      13 | June 19, 2018 2:38 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Ah, yes. The “full weight of the Constitution will drop” or something…

      That would mean something to me if the Constitution in question was engraved on inch thick stainless.


    14. yenta-fada
      15 | June 19, 2018 2:58 pm

      http://dailytorch.com/2018/06/cartoon-there-is-no-swamp/

      Swamp becoming more apparent to the public with each drip drip drip. Mass distraction media attack about the border “It’s for the children” to cover for DC criminality.


    15. yenta-fada
      16 | June 19, 2018 3:18 pm

      “Nail them all” It’s on facebook, but you can click through to watch this funny short music vid.

      https://www.facebook.com/retainyourfreedom/videos/1778894498812243/


    16. 17 | June 19, 2018 4:02 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Heh heh, loved it, but actually ever see it? I have believing it will ever come to pass, though it would be fully justified.


    17. Deplorable Bumr50
      18 | June 19, 2018 4:04 pm

      Trump hugged a flag today.

      LOL.


    18. eaglesoars
      19 | June 19, 2018 5:21 pm

      Did jesse Waters just say Peter Strzok has just been escorted out of the FBI building?


    19. yenta-fada
      20 | June 19, 2018 5:56 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      Heh heh, loved it, but actually ever see it? I have believing it will ever come to pass, though it would be fully justified.

      Yes. Case in point, missing Strzok texts:

      Horowitz said that while the initial process of obtaining Strzok-Page messages from the FBI was “easy,” recovering the “We’ll stop it” text proved “challenging.” He also said that the painstaking process used to recover the message and others raises concerns about the FBI’s text message retention system.

      Horowitz said that the OIG’s cyber forensic team obtained Strzok and Page’s FBI phones in order to extract any missing text messages. The team then relied on an outside contractor that the agency frequently uses in order to see whether there were other forensic tools that could extract messages from the phones.

      “They provided us with some additional tools, so we did a second extraction and gained more text messages,” Horowitz testified.
      The third step was an outreach to the Department of Defense to see if Pentagon experts had any other tools that could be used for the investigation. “They gave us those tools and we used that and we extracted more text messages,” said Horowitz.

      The Aug. 8, 2016 Strzok text was discovered during a routine quality control check that the OIG conducted in early May, Horowitz said.
      OIG’s forensic examiners discovered “that the phone had a database on it that was actually also doing a collection of text messages,” said Horowitz.

      “They extracted those messages from the phone and found the second part of the August 8 text, ‘No, no, We’ll stop it.’”

      “It turned out that the FBI wasn’t aware that that database on there, which was supposed to be an operating function, was actually collecting data,” explained Horowitz, who plans to release a report on the OIG’s text message recovery process.

      What Horowitz did not explain — and was not asked — was why Strzok’s portion of the Aug. 8, 2016 message was so difficult to find.
      Horowitz said that the FBI’s failure to discover the text messages raises concerns about whether the bureau was able to collect all of its agents’ and officials’ text messages. “We are not convinced that the FBI was collecting 100 percent of the text messages,” he said.


    20. eaglesoars
      21 | June 19, 2018 6:05 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      The team then relied on an outside contractor that the agency frequently uses in order to see whether there were other forensic tools that could extract messages from the phones.

      “that the phone had a database on it that was actually also doing a collection of text messages,” said Horowitz.

      there is some really sloppy verbiage here. a smartphone has all text msgs on it, it’s not about ‘databases’. I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about or trying to say


    21. Deplorable Bumr50
      22 | June 19, 2018 6:08 pm

      Hey, my Rep did something!


    22. yenta-fada
      23 | June 19, 2018 6:09 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      That was from The Daily Caller. I remember John MacAfee (of anti-virus fame) offering the FBI his help in making their phones more secure. They weren’t at all interested. So, arrogant, hidebound, lazy,
      indifferent, criminal, unaccountable, narrow minded, sleazy? Pick your own adjectives.


    23. yenta-fada
      24 | June 19, 2018 6:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      The team then relied on an outside contractor that the agency frequently uses in order to see whether there were other forensic tools that could extract messages from the phones.

      “that the phone had a database on it that was actually also doing a collection of text messages,” said Horowitz.

      there is some really sloppy verbiage here. a smartphone has all text msgs on it, it’s not about ‘databases’. I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about or trying to say

      I think it’s more like THEY don’t know what they’re talking about.
      I have more adjectives, but I’m sure you can come up with them yourself. yinzself? 🙂


    24. eaglesoars
      25 | June 19, 2018 6:29 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      I remember John MacAfee

      one of my favorite rogues


    25. yenta-fada
      26 | June 19, 2018 6:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      I remember John MacAfee

      one of my favorite rogues

      He wants to run for President again as a Libertarian.


    26. eaglesoars
      27 | June 19, 2018 6:33 pm

      ok, this is not a good look

      ——–
      Trump’s deputy chief of staff is out: Joe Hagin to leave White House after keeping North Korea summit secrets from Trump to stop him from tweeting – and revelations of links to sex cult

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5862869/Trumps-deputy-chief-staff-Joe-Hagin-leave-White-House.html


    27. eaglesoars
      28 | June 19, 2018 6:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Did jesse Waters just say Peter Strzok has just been escorted out of the FBI building?

      yep

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5862743/FBI-lover-Peter-Strzok-escorted-FBI.html

      The question now is does he still have his security clearance


    28. RIX
      29 | June 19, 2018 8:21 pm

      ,@ eaglesoars:
      Strozk has got to know that the rest of the Deep State now sees him as the sacricial lamb to give up to save the
      big fish. I wonder if his lawyer will have him invoke the Fifth in front of Congress now.


    29. rain of lead
      30 | June 19, 2018 8:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ RIX:

      *waves*
      **goes back to paying bills**


    30. RIX
      31 | June 19, 2018 8:26 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      Hey


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | June 19, 2018 8:52 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Hi!! Bye!!!


    32. eaglesoars
      33 | June 19, 2018 8:55 pm

      RIX wrote:

      I wonder if his lawyer will have him invoke the Fifth in front of Congress now.

      my guess is that his game will be “If I go down, I’m taking all of you with me”. That’s the only reason I can think of for his decision to forgo the 5th. He’s decided he’s a dead man walking so he won’t walk alone.


    33. coldwarrior
      34 | June 19, 2018 11:22 pm

      Despite [ISIS’] facade of Islamic purity, its criminal terrorists are known drug users and traffickers,” the coalition said in its press release. “The cache included more than 300,000 pills of Captagon, an illegal drug frequently trafficked and used by [ISIS] members.”

      Captagon is a highly addictive amphetamine-based drug that is banned in many countries. The drug keeps its user awake and alert for long periods of time and can help dull pain. The drug’s main ingredient is fenethylline, a chemical combination of amphetamine and theophylline.

      Informally, the drug is sometimes referred to as the “Jihadi pill,” due to its reported popularity among ISIS militants.


    34. eaglesoars
      35 | June 19, 2018 11:35 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Can’t remember the author’s name but the book is “House to House”. He fought in at least one of the battles for Fallujah. He said every time they cleared a house/site the place was covered with syringes and paraphernalia. Meth. Those guys were loaded.

      IIRC, going into battle high is a long tradition. Isn’t there some kind of relationship between the words ‘assassin’ and ‘hashish’? I seem to recall that getting ripped before battle has been a practice since Europeans first encountered them.


    35. 36 | June 20, 2018 12:13 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Isn’t there some kind of relationship between the words ‘assassin’ and ‘hashish’?

      Yes, the Hashashin were the 10th/11th century Islamic shock troopers, something of a cross between a SS Storm Trooper and a Ninja. They are the root of the word assassin.


    36. RIX
      37 | June 20, 2018 9:07 am

      Good morning. You might want to watch Fox and Friends on Friday, they will have Lynard Skynard.


    37. 38 | June 20, 2018 9:42 am

      RIX wrote:

      they will have Lynard Skynard.

      No disrespect to the guys in the band… But that aint Lynard Skynard. Keep in mind that Lynard Skynard was formed in 1964. Half of the band died in 1977, most importantly, Ronnie Van Zant, who wrote all of their hit songs.

      Lynard Skynard, as it exists today, is a corporate franchise, Gary Rossington is the only current member of the band who was actually in Lynard Skynard.


    38. 39 | June 20, 2018 9:43 am

      It at least seems like people are getting more and more pissed about enforcing border laws and separating illegal immigrant parents and kids. I hope there isn’t fallout in November, but I’d bet there will be.

      A friend is Hispanic, and from what he’s heard voter registration is through the roof.


    39. 40 | June 20, 2018 9:53 am

      @ doriangrey:

      Sorry, but when you have a band that’s original line up is 10 people, and you reach the point where there is only 1 original member of the band left, it isn’t the same band anymore. It has become a multi-million dollar a year corporation trading off the history of the band.

      It isn’t that they are not good musicians, they just aren’t Lynard Skynard anymore. It would be more honest of them to change their name, but they would not have the multi-million dollar a year crowd draw if they did.

      Having Johnnie Van Zant stand in for his older brother Ronnie also does not make them Lynard Skynard, and when Gary Rossington finally dies or leaves the band they won’t have any real connection to Lynard Skynard anymore.


    40. 41 | June 20, 2018 10:01 am

      ROTFLMAO… American crude oil production to slow down… Not because of a lack of crude oil… But because there isn’t enough pipeline capacity to handle the amount of crude oil being produced.

      The Biggest U.S. Oil Patch Is Near Its Limit

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-20/shale-giant-says-permian-oil-faces-shut-ins-on-pipeline-shortage


    41. 42 | June 20, 2018 10:08 am

      GE Drops Out of the Dow After More Than a Century

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/walgreens-to-replace-ge-in-dow-industrials-1529443336

      Destroyed by the stupidity of entering into the financial services market.


    42. eaglesoars
      43 | June 20, 2018 11:17 am

      @ doriangrey:

      more good news about the rewards of stupidity

      Starbucks sinks after announcing a weaker-than-expected sales forecast and plans to close over 100 stores next year (SBUX)

      http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/starbucks-stock-price-weak-same-store-sales-forecast-closing-stores-2018-6-1027216245

      I read the other day that some urban areas with all their regs had become a burden and they are looking to expand in the south as they think it would be a more welcoming environment.

      I laughed my ass off. Atlanta, maybe, where there are a lot of yankee expats, but that’s about it.


    43. 44 | June 20, 2018 11:43 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      more good news about the rewards of stupidity

      Starbucks sinks after announcing a weaker-than-expected sales forecast and plans to close over 100 stores next year (SBUX)

      http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/starbucks-stock-price-weak-same-store-sales-forecast-closing-stores-2018-6-1027216245

      I read the other day that some urban areas with all their regs had become a burden and they are looking to expand in the south as they think it would be a more welcoming environment.

      I laughed my ass off. Atlanta, maybe, where there are a lot of yankee expats, but that’s about it.

      Starbucks is taking a beating because of… exactly what you said… Sheer unbridled STUPIDITY. Hiring a bunch of social justice warrior special snowflakes for public service positions was a guaranteed receipt for disaster.

      If you are in business, keep your political/religious/ideological views to yourself unless your specific aim is only customers that agree with you.

      Starbucks managed to piss off more than half of their customer base, so sad, to bad.


    44. 45 | June 20, 2018 12:11 pm

      I really need to find a different job. They gave me a 1.75% raise. It works out to about $18/paycheck. Fricking pathetic.


    45. RIX
      46 | June 20, 2018 1:17 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      they will have Lynard Skynard.

      No disrespect to the guys in the band… But that aint Lynard Skynard. Keep in mind that Lynard Skynard was formed in 1964. Half of the band died in 1977, most importantly, Ronnie Van Zant, who wrote all of their hit songs.

      Lynard Skynard, as it exists today, is a corporate franchise, Gary Rossington is the only current member of the band who was actually in Lynard Skynard.

      Makes sense.


    46. eaglesoars
      47 | June 20, 2018 2:04 pm

      So Corey Lewindowski got ripped for mocking Zak somebody for his hysteria over a 10 yr old girl with Down’s Syndrome who was ‘ripped from her mother’s arms’

      Some mother

      WOMP WOMP: Turns out ICE *RESCUED* the 10-year-old with Down syndrome from smugglers

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/06/20/womp-womp-turns-out-ice-rescued-the-10-year-old-with-down-syndrome-from-smugglers/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

      And Peter Fonda decided to make his bones off Barron Trump by tweeting ““WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO,”

      Melania sicced the Secret Service on his ass

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/20/melania-calls-secret-service-after-actor-peter-fonda-threatens-to-kidnap-barron-trump/

      After Michael Hayden tweeted his Auschwitz ditty I said these people are sowing the wind and they won’t like the whirlwind. This is getting qualitatively worse and somebody is going to get hurt. Then a lot of somebodies are going to get hurt.


    47. Deplorable Bumr50
      48 | June 20, 2018 2:42 pm

      Former John McCain Strategist Steve Schmidt Denounces GOP, Leaves Party for Democrats

      http://breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/20/former-mccain-strategist-schmidt-denounces-gop-leaves-party-democrats/

      GREAT! I hope he’s immediately hired to run of their campaigns!!


    48. eaglesoars
      49 | June 20, 2018 2:51 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      That guy hasn’t won a campaign. This is simply re-branding because McCain isn’t going to be around to carry his water for him.

      Rush just read a letter from United Airlines saying they had contacted Federal agencies to say they would not transport immigrant children separated from their parents because “we’re all about connecting the world”

      These are the same people that kill their customers’ dogs, right?


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | June 20, 2018 3:24 pm

      It seems that Trump’s executive order says that children will be held in detention with their parents. No separation.

      Be careful what you ask for with this guy


    50. yenta-fada
      51 | June 20, 2018 5:13 pm

      After losing a lawsuit by a Muslim, 60 groups who have been branded as hate groups may go after the far left SPLC. Those multi millionaires targeting Christians & others needs to be reduced to the poverty they have claimed to represent.

      https://pjmedia.com/trending/about-60-organizations-are-considering-a-lawsuit-against-the-splc-following-3m-nawaz-settlement/


    51. yenta-fada
      52 | June 20, 2018 5:20 pm

      Headine title of the day. Weiner’s laptop unleashes justice regarding Hillary’s conniving march to the top.

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/fbi-doj-and-hillary-clinton-weiner-problem/


    52. yenta-fada
      53 | June 20, 2018 5:30 pm

      Trump bring back group health care to small businesses wanting to band together to keep costs down. YES

      https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/29316-trump-allows-more-small-businesses-to-join-forces-to-get-health-insurance


    53. yenta-fada
      54 | June 20, 2018 5:34 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Typos & lapses in grammar are due to imps. Grotty little devils.


    54. eaglesoars
      55 | June 20, 2018 5:35 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Headine title of the day. Weiner’s laptop unleashes justice regarding Hillary’s conniving march to the top.

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/fbi-doj-and-hillary-clinton-weiner-problem/

      Why am I the only one who remembers this? The NYPD found emails about sexual exploits and threatened to go public if the FBI didn’t pick up the case. The NYPD was in open revolt


    55. yenta-fada
      56 | June 20, 2018 5:41 pm

      African “migrants” kept out of Italy get to kick out rent paying students in small Spanish town. REPLACEMENT population targets earners and learners.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-20/spanish-students-given-24-hours-leave-dorms-will-house-aquarius-migrants


    56. yenta-fada
      57 | June 20, 2018 5:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Headine title of the day. Weiner’s laptop unleashes justice regarding Hillary’s conniving march to the top.

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/fbi-doj-and-hillary-clinton-weiner-problem/

      Why am I the only one who remembers this? The NYPD found emails about sexual exploits and threatened to go public if the FBI didn’t pick up the case. The NYPD was in open revolt

      Now you have company. *smooch*


    57. eaglesoars
      58 | June 20, 2018 5:43 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      somebody suggested they do that to Harvard


    58. yenta-fada
      59 | June 20, 2018 5:47 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      African “migrants” kept out of Italy get to kick out rent paying students in small Spanish town. REPLACEMENT population targets earners and learners.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-20/spanish-students-given-24-hours-leave-dorms-will-house-aquarius-migrants

      This model of moochers happens internationally. All stealth and strategic planning. An object lesson on why we need bloggers & citizen journalism. googlefacebookamazon fights this with their bazillions.


    59. yenta-fada
      60 | June 20, 2018 5:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      somebody suggested they do that to Harvard

      Harvard is actually the recipient of massive Federal funding.


    60. yenta-fada
      61 | June 20, 2018 5:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Headine title of the day. Weiner’s laptop unleashes justice regarding Hillary’s conniving march to the top.

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/19/fbi-doj-and-hillary-clinton-weiner-problem/

      Why am I the only one who remembers this? The NYPD found emails about sexual exploits and threatened to go public if the FBI didn’t pick up the case. The NYPD was in open revolt

      https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-n_wMm9-DTDM/Wyo9YvA2OEI/AAAAAAABuK0/Yo7oo57u0BQI7iQPy5NZyGUozbx11qjDwCHMYCw/s1600-h/the%2Banswer%2Byou%2Bwant%2Bdilbert%255B3%255D


    61. yenta-fada
      63 | June 20, 2018 6:06 pm

      Fire the butt of this Federal employee “activist”

      http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/20/socialist-activist-kirstjen-nielsen-doj/


    62. eaglesoars
      64 | June 20, 2018 6:16 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      every user I ever had for every piece of software I ever wrote.


    63. eaglesoars
      65 | June 20, 2018 6:21 pm

      Trump don’t play
      ——————

      President Trump threatened during a meeting with GOP senators and White House officials to shut down the government over full funding for his border wall, according to multiple reports.

      Politico reported Tuesday that Trump is uninterested in the Senate’s plan to provide $1.6 billion on Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, according to the news outlet, he wants the full $25 billion for the project funded all at once.

      Trump told meeting attendees on Monday that he will shut down the government in September if he does not receive the full funding, Politico reported.

      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/393013-trump-threatens-to-shut-down-government-over-full-border-wall-funding


    64. yenta-fada
      66 | June 20, 2018 6:23 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      every user I ever had for every piece of software I ever wrote.

      lol. Good times.


    65. Deplorable Bumr50
      67 | June 20, 2018 6:27 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      In September no less…


    66. yenta-fada
      68 | June 20, 2018 6:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Dont’cha love it when they go to Politico for quotes when Trump talks.


    67. eaglesoars
      69 | June 20, 2018 6:33 pm

      There’s been some sort of argument on the House floor between Meadows and Ryan and Meadows is pissed.


    68. yenta-fada
      70 | June 20, 2018 6:41 pm

      You have to take a look at a young Donald Trump being interviewed by a young Oprah. It’s a short clip with Trump saying EXACTLY what he says now about Trade practices.

      https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr

      I’m convinced Canada would not have blown up a trade war with Trump at the G7 meeting here if:

      1. Trudeau had understood a single word of what was being said.
      2. Scrunt GLOBALIST with actual Nazi roots, Chrystia Freeland had not been in DC torpedeoing a real resolution.


    69. yenta-fada
      71 | June 20, 2018 6:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      There’s been some sort of argument on the House floor between Meadows and Ryan and Meadows is pissed.

      https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/06/20/growing-evidence-fbi-altered-witness-reports-fed-doj-watchdog-false-information-646345


    70. yenta-fada
      72 | June 20, 2018 6:51 pm

      If I post any more links, Imma demand the same salary CW gets for posting here. 🙂


    71. 73 | June 20, 2018 6:53 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      There’s been some sort of argument on the House floor between Meadows and Ryan and Meadows is pissed.

      Ryan is a treasonous little snake in the grass. that is all.


    72. 74 | June 20, 2018 6:54 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      If I post any more links, Imma demand the same salary CW gets for posting here.

      CW would probably agree to that… seeing as it cost him about $79.00 a month to the doors open. :mrgreen:


    73. eaglesoars
      75 | June 20, 2018 7:00 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      There’s been some sort of argument on the House floor between Meadows and Ryan and Meadows is pissed.

      https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/06/20/growing-evidence-fbi-altered-witness-reports-fed-doj-watchdog-false-information-646345

      what is the evidence? The twitter sleuths came up with questions some time ago – problems with the timelines, I believe – but I want to know what Meadows thinks he has. In any event, Horowitz’s “ON IT BOSS!” response is risible. He should be telling the committee what the issues are, not the other way around.


    74. eaglesoars
      76 | June 20, 2018 7:01 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Ryan is a treasonous little snake in the grass.

      yeah. I think his friendship/wing man relationship w/McCarthy will hurt McCarthy’s chances to be the next speaker.


    75. eaglesoars
      77 | June 20, 2018 7:03 pm

      I’m off to read. Caesar has just met Cleopatra. It’s gettin’ real.


    76. yenta-fada
      78 | June 20, 2018 7:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m off to read. Caesar has just met Cleopatra. It’s gettin’ real.

      Spoiler, she goes for the younger hotter guy.


    77. yenta-fada
      79 | June 20, 2018 7:11 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      If I post any more links, Imma demand the same salary CW gets for posting here.

      CW would probably agree to that… seeing as it cost him about $79.00 a month to the doors open.

      I could have figured that out for myself you know. lol


    78. yenta-fada
      80 | June 20, 2018 7:13 pm

      Dinner gong.


    79. lobo91
      82 | June 20, 2018 10:31 pm

      From the “Headlines I Never Thought I’d See” file:

      Female Ranger School student dropped for pregnancy

      Several sources reached out to SOFREP this week to report that a female student was discovered to be pregnant while attending Ranger School. The pregnancy is reportedly the result of intercourse with a male student that took place prior to the two beginning Ranger School at Fort Benning at Camp Darby which is the first of the three phase course, the other two being Mountain Phase in Dahlonega, Georgia and Florida Phase at Eglin Air Force Base. The pregnancy was not discovered until mountain phase.

      The male student is currently continuing the course, while the female student had to be released and will hopefully have another chance to attend at a later date.


    80. eaglesoars
      83 | June 20, 2018 11:13 pm

      @ lobo91:

      she should be kicked out just for being stupid. And no, not him, he can’t get pregnant and give birth. Anybody who can’t figure out who gets stuck with the consequences has no business wasting my tax dollars learning how to shimmy up a rope.

      bedtime. nite.


    81. coldwarrior
      84 | June 21, 2018 9:39 am

      @ lobo91:
      Liability on the battlefield


    82. 85 | June 21, 2018 9:49 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      Liability on the battlefield

      But… diversity and inclusiveness… Gender equality… and… stuffs…

      There is no diversity, inclusiveness or equality on a battlefield. There is only death and unimaginable violence. Anyone who advocates for diversity, inclusiveness or equality in the US Military should be put in the infantry and sent to the most deadly front line conflict America is fighting, and given a bouquet of flowers as a weapon and told… Here is your diversity, inclusiveness and equality.


    83. eaglesoars
      86 | June 21, 2018 11:00 am

      man I’d hate to have to write the code for this

      SCOTUS rules states can collect taxes for online sales


    84. 87 | June 21, 2018 12:53 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      man I’d hate to have to write the code for this

      SCOTUS rules states can collect taxes for online sales

      Watch as this ends up being a disaster where the consumer ends up being double taxed. Taxed by the state they live in, and also by the state where the object purchased in is located. Perhaps by every state in-between as well.


    85. eaglesoars
      88 | June 21, 2018 1:19 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      yep. The business rules for this are going to be a freaking nightmare. And watch places like Berkeley decide they want to add a ‘miles’ tax, in order to encourage support for ‘local’ providers. And the data base design part is a suicide pact.

      In other news -this is a sad one – Koko, the gorilla,has died. She was 46 yrs old.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5869315/Koko-sign-language-gorilla-dies-aged-46.html

      What a magnificent creature.


    86. 89 | June 21, 2018 1:43 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      What a magnificent creature.

      Nope…. Koko learned sign language, therefore, and otherwise ergo, Koko was a Race Traitor.

      This lesson in Liberal Marxist logic brought to you by the Letters X, Y, and Z and the numbers 1, 4 and 13…


    87. lobo91
      90 | June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

      Lame Duck GOP Senator Blocking Trump Judges From Being Confirmed

      Outgoing GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is blocking votes on all of President Donald Trump’s appeals court nominees to secure concessions from Republican leaders on tariffs and Cuban travel restrictions.

      Flake, a Trump antagonist who is not seeking reelection amid floundering popularity with Arizona Republicans, has not openly addressed the matter, though his seat on a closely divided Senate Judiciary Committee gives him significant leverage over judgeships.

      Roll Call first reported that Flake halted a committee vote on Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant’s nomination to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appeals court based in Atlanta. CNN confirmed late Wednesday that the senator will block all appeals court nominees to prompt discussions on relations with Cuba and the president’s escalating trade war with much of the industrial world.

      Flake is one of 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which issues recommendations on judicial nominees before a final confirmation vote. The GOP has a one-vote majority on the panel, making Flake’s cooperation essential if Republicans wish to process candidates.


    88. yenta-fada
      91 | June 21, 2018 3:03 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      The beautiful Koko could have been accused of ‘voice appropriation’. e.g. if you try to publish a book on Native Canadian tribes, the Natives will block your research and de-legitimize your observations.
      I know someone who experienced this. The chances of actually being a member of the tribe and openly criticizing dishonesty or cultural practices are very small. Chiefs & their cronies can easily end up with the lion’s share of Federal money being given out. Not saying it is systemic because I do not know.

      So, Koko could have been castigated by organizations who represent the deaf population. Within the Deaf community, there was a movement against the use of cochlear implants that allowed children to hear normally. They wanted to keep sign language as the primary means of communication.


    89. eaglesoars
      92 | June 21, 2018 4:42 pm

      Good. I hope this sticks in Fauxcahaunta’s craw

      Federal court rules consumer bureau structure unconstitutional

      http://thehill.com/policy/finance/393510-federal-court-rules-consumer-bureau-structure-unconstitutional

      She ruled that the entire section of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that established the CFPB should be stricken, and she dismissed the CFPB from the case, which was filed in May 2017 by then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D). Preska did not issue an order to shut down the bureau.


    90. eaglesoars
      93 | June 21, 2018 5:00 pm

      of course they did

      FBI: Hundreds of Bureau Agents Took Bribes from CNN, NY Times, NBC News and More; Wray Looks the Other Way to Protect Media Partners

      https://truepundit.com/fbi-hundreds-of-bureau-agents-took-bribes-from-cnn-ny-times-nbc-news-and-more-wray-looks-the-other-way-to-protect-media-partners/


    91. 94 | June 21, 2018 5:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yet again, Конгресс won’t do anything about it….


    92. eaglesoars
      95 | June 21, 2018 5:42 pm

      Deplorable Macker wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yet again, Конгресс won’t do anything about it….

      He won’t find any ‘documentary evidence’. Not that he’d look for any….


    93. RIX
      96 | June 21, 2018 6:08 pm

      I had a long drive today, and the news all day is that the Democrats are outraged at Trumps new policy
      to keep migrant families together. It’s Nazi donchknow? Is there anybody who did bot see that coming?


    94. eaglesoars
      97 | June 21, 2018 6:10 pm

      I have no way to evaluate the plausibility of this, so I’ll just drop it here.

      Trump’s North Korea Play: a Ploy to Secure Vast Deposits of Rare Earth Elements?

      It’s not far-fetched to consider ‘The Art of the Deal’ applied to North Korea’s allegedly vast rare earth resources.

      This may not be about condos on North Korean beaches after all. Arguably, the heart of the matter in the Trump administration’s embrace of Kim Jong-un has everything to do with one of the largest deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) in the world, located only 150 km northwest of Pyongyang and potentially worth billions of US dollars.

      All the implements of 21st century technology-driven everyday life rely on the chemical and physical properties of 17 precious elements on the periodic chart also known as REEs.

      Currently, China is believed to control over 95% of global production of rare earth metals, with an estimated 55 million tons in deposits. North Korea for its part holds at least 20 million tons.

      https://www.mintpressnews.com/is-trumps-north-korea-play-a-ploy-to-secure-vast-deposits-of-rare-earth-elements/244515/


    95. eaglesoars
      98 | June 21, 2018 6:11 pm

      Charles Krauthammer has died. The guy on Fox is crying.

      So am I


    96. yenta-fada
      99 | June 21, 2018 6:22 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      My mileage may vary, but this has been SOP with the IMF (Confessions of an Economic Hitman”)awa the Clinton Foundation, Oil multi-nationals, and Colonial powers throughout history. I don’t see this as a Trump move. He wants MAGA, but there is a swamp that desperately needs draining as a priority. The rare metals thing is important without a doubt.


    97. yenta-fada
      100 | June 21, 2018 6:24 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Charles Krauthammer has died. The guy on Fox is crying.

      So am I

      That’s just awful. RIP


    98. 103 | June 21, 2018 7:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      the heart of the matter in the Trump administration’s embrace of Kim Jong-un has everything to do with one of the largest deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) in the world, located only 150 km northwest of Pyongyang and potentially worth billions of US dollars.

      Sorry, not buying it. The REE in California utterly dwarf what exists in China and North Korea combined. We have a mountain range here that is about 500 miles long that is literally the worlds largest and richest deposits of REE’s.

      There is absolutely ZERO reason to seek out North Korean REE’s when what is in California far exceeds is both volume and quality of ore.


    99. eaglesoars
      104 | June 21, 2018 7:23 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      see, that’s why i post this stuff. So the next question is do regs, etc., make the California minerals less available – expensive – than getting them from the NORKS?


    100. 105 | June 21, 2018 7:27 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      The rare metals thing is important without a doubt.

      So important that the Clinton’s closed the largest richest and most productive REE fields on earth in the 1990’s and the California Dems followed up by making the mountain range that contains the largest and richest deposits on earth a federal sanctuary to prevent any REE’s development. Except for the Chinese company which they allowed to purchase Molycorp for pennies on the dollar purchasing a company that had just spent over 10 billion dollars on facility upgrades to make it the most technically advanced REE developing facility on earth for a paltry 48 million dollars.


    101. eaglesoars
      106 | June 21, 2018 7:29 pm

      Took long enough

      Jeff Sessions: Peter Strzok No Longer Has Security Clearance

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/21/jeff-sessions-peter-strzok-lost-security-clearance/

      But look at Sessions’ statement:

      “Mr. Strzok — as I understand — has lost his security clearance,”

      He doesn’t actually know, it’s just what Rosenstein et. al. told him


    102. eaglesoars
      107 | June 21, 2018 7:31 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      to make it the most technically advanced REE developing facility on earth for a paltry 48 million dollars.

      It’s gonna be awesome when Trump fixes that


    103. eaglesoars
      108 | June 21, 2018 7:34 pm

      Of course he did

      REVEALED: Christopher Steele Visited State Department Shortly Before 2016

      https://truepundit.com/revealed-christopher-steele-visited-state-department-shortly-before-2016-election/


    104. 109 | June 21, 2018 7:34 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      see, that’s why i post this stuff. So the next question is do regs, etc., make the California minerals less available – expensive – than getting them from the NORKS?

      Yes and No. Most of the mountain range has been declared a state nature preserve and is off limits currently to any mining or exploration.

      With the exception of the area that Molycorp has mineral rights to. As I just told Yenta, Molycorp just spent 10 billion dollars upgrading their facilities to be the most technologically advance REE extraction and refinement facilities on earth.

      The Chinese dumped REE’s causing the price of REE’s to collapse which bankrupted MolyCorp, the Chinese then purchased MolyCorp for 48 million dollars. (the sale may still be pending finally court approval, but I think it has actually cleared by now)

      Keep in mind, it was the REE mines here in California that kicked off the entire silicon revolution. MolyCorp is the reason that Silicon Valley is located in California rather than in say Boston nor Texas.


    105. eaglesoars
      110 | June 21, 2018 7:42 pm

      The Chinese dumped REE’s causing the price of REE’s to collapse which bankrupted MolyCorp, the Chinese then purchased MolyCorp for 48 million dollars. (the sale may still be pending finally court approval, but I think it has actually cleared by now)

      You’ve written about this before. I remember saving it so I wouldn’t have to look it up, etc. Of course………….


    106. eaglesoars
      111 | June 21, 2018 7:50 pm

      The Nationals had a moment of silence for Dr. K. He would have been so honored


    107. 112 | June 21, 2018 7:52 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      to make it the most technically advanced REE developing facility on earth for a paltry 48 million dollars.

      It’s gonna be awesome when Trump fixes that

      I’m not sure there is anything Trump can do at this point, MolyCorp was officially dissolved on 6-14-2018. It is in bankruptcy liquidation right this minute with Oaktree Resources (the majority debt holder) doing everything they can to recover their 1.9 billion dollar stake.

      There was some speculation that the US government might block the sale of assets because MP Mining is a holding company for Chinese super conglomerate Shenghe Resources Holding Co., Ltd. but I have seen nothing to indicate that the Feds did or do plan on stopping anything. All indications are that the sale went through.


    108. eaglesoars
      113 | June 21, 2018 7:55 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      I’m not sure there is anything Trump can do at this point,

      I’m not either. At this point. The thing about ‘at this point’, tho, is that sooner or later it becomes “oh lookie here!”


    109. eaglesoars
      114 | June 21, 2018 8:38 pm

      I have a question for anybody that might know. I’ve been reading some Roman history from Cicero onward. What Caesar’s soldiers were able to do in the field is stunning. Forget the actual fighting, just look at the YEARS they lived in the field, in the wild. Then look at the marching, the building, the basic day-to-day maintenance like caring for equipment, horses, etc. If I understand correctly a legion was about 5000 men. And Caesar had lots of legions.

      How the HELL do you feed that monster? Where do you get the calories?


    110. rain of lead
      115 | June 21, 2018 8:39 pm

      john ward died
      just the greatest play caller in ut history

      Peyton Manning to Joey Kent (John Ward Call) – 1995: Tennessee Beats Alabama, 41-14

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSnJ93hcAEs


    111. rain of lead
      116 | June 21, 2018 8:52 pm

      that’s two
      wonder who #3 will be


    112. eaglesoars
      117 | June 21, 2018 8:56 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      that kind of day, I guess

      If you’re watching Tucker, here’s the website Caputo referenced where you can read all about the FBI informant “Henry Greenberg”

      http://democratdossier.org/


    113. Deplorable Bumr50
      118 | June 21, 2018 9:01 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

      https://judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-irs-documents-revealing-mccains-subcommittee-staff-director-urged-irs-to-engage-in-financially-ruinous-targeting/


    114. 119 | June 21, 2018 9:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      How the HELL do you feed that monster? Where do you get the calories?

      You take everyone else shit from them. What did you think the word “Pillage” means? When the Roman Army rolled into town, there was literally nobody that could stop them from taking whatever they wanted.

      20 percent of the Roman Empire were slaves, when the Roman Army rolled in, they literally took everything that caught their fancy. Food, property, possessions, people, they took it all.

      When they showed up, first thing they did, was build a garrison facility, highly protected and defensible, then the killed anyone who resisted and took whatever the fuck they wanted.


    115. eaglesoars
      120 | June 21, 2018 9:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      If you’re watching Tucker, here’s the website Caputo referenced where you can read all about the FBI informant “Henry Greenberg”

      great. the guy is a low life Russian mob schlub. FBI counter intel hangs out with the cream of the crop


    116. eaglesoars
      121 | June 21, 2018 9:08 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      When they showed up, first thing they did, was build a garrison facility, highly protected and defensible, then the killed anyone who resisted and took whatever the fuck they wanted.

      not the way I’m reading it. Certainly there was some of that, but keep doing that and you’ve got the natives at your throat constantly. That’s not the way they operated. They wanted pacification, not war. MOST of the time, the populations where they showed up didn’t put up a fight because they weren’t into getting slaughtered. But few settlements could sustain 5000 grown fighting men, so the armies couldn’t live off them anyway.

      Logistically, there’s more to this.


    117. 122 | June 21, 2018 9:12 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Just as a side note, at its peak under Constantine I, the Roman Army had about 650,000 legionaries. They were very very good at taking everybody elses shit.


    118. eaglesoars
      123 | June 21, 2018 9:16 pm

      Funny story. The Germanic tribes didn’t have experience with booze. They weren’t big into agriculture. Until they met the Romans, then, hoo boy!
      Par-TAY!! The Romans, who were not terribly stupid, passed a law that forbade giving the tribes any plantings for vineyards. Their vintners cornered the market on an entire civilization of reasonably pliable drunks.


    119. 124 | June 21, 2018 9:27 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      That’s not the way they operated.

      No, that’s exactly the way they operated. What you are not understanding, is that the Roman Army never stopped moving. 5 Legions would show up (that’s about 30,000 legionaries), build a garrison and then leave, leaving behind a Cohort of about 500 men, depending on the size of the the area they were occupying.

      Before they left, they killed anyone who resisted so that the population that they just subdued could be managed by a single Cohort. And they were constantly resupplying the Legions with more troops which followed behind the advance Legions and reinforced the Cohorts as needed.

      They Roman Army never stopped moving so that no conquered territory was ever overburdened by supporting the full weight of the Roman Army. Rome owed its entire existence to conquest.

      The empire was doomed from the start by physical logistics. Eventually Rome conquered everything within the ability of its supply lines to control and it simply could not pillage enough supplies or wealth for what they were pillaging to make it all the way back to Rome.


    120. eaglesoars
      125 | June 21, 2018 9:37 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Some of what you say doesn’t comport w/what I’m reading but we’ll discuss later because the heathen beagles just knocked over 2 plants and there’s dirt all over the place – including the beagles who are looking very confused.

      I agree about the conquest part tho. Rome existed to conquer and conquer meant loot. I ran across one sad story about the Roman silver mines in Spain that used slave labor. Aside from the loot, Rome grew fat on slaves and its trade. As magnificent a civilization as it was, there was an underbelly that was horrific

      gotta go get a broom.


    121. Deplorable Bumr50
      126 | June 21, 2018 9:47 pm

      Local trouble.


    122. lobo91
      127 | June 21, 2018 9:56 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Funny how they leave out the fact that he was fleeing the scene of a drive-by shooting. It wasn’t just a “traffic stop”


    123. 128 | June 21, 2018 9:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Some of what you say doesn’t comport w/what I’m reading

      2 things to keep in mind here,

      1) You are reading a very romanticized version of Roman history.

      2) The version I am telling you is not romanticized and rather brutally honest if unflattering and highly critical.

      Yes, there was much about Rome that was straight up breath taking in its brilliance. The Romans were brutal, not stupid. Rome was brilliant in more than its engineering and architecture, one of Romes most brilliant ideas, which allowed the empire to survive as long as it did, was Roman Citizenship.

      Most people are unaware of this little aspect of Roman law. But to strike a Roman citizen without justification (as defined by Roman Law) carried the death penalty. Being a citizen of Roman definitely carried serious perks. This was a fact not lost on anyone in the Roman provinces.

      There were only 2 ways to gain Roman citizenship, a) your parents were Roman citizens, or b) you paid the local procurator (local Roman Governor) a huge sum of money. Roman citizenship was quiet literally a coveted position.

      If you were not a Roman citizen, and you fucked with a Roman citizen, the local garrison commander would sent out a troop out (80 plus legionaries) and they would kill you, burn your house and whatever other property you owned to the ground, and take everyone in your family who they didn’t kill as slaves.

      Everyone in all of the Roman provinces was encouraged to seek Roman citizenship. Being a Roman citizen meant that the Roman Army could not just take whatever they wanted from you, taxes, yes, but they were restricted from straight up pillaging you at will.

      It was this practice more than anything else that allowed the Roman Empire to survive as long as it did. Conquer, subjugate, transform the subjugated into citizens loyal the the empire, and move on to the next target.


    124. lobo91
      129 | June 21, 2018 10:04 pm

      Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To Target Tea Party Groups…

      It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.

      For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.

      WASHINGTON DC – […] In the full notes of an April 30, 2013, meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer [Henry] Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

      Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

      Judicial Watch previously reported on the 2013 meeting. Senator McCain then issued a statement decrying “false reports claiming that his office was somehow involved in IRS targeting of conservative groups.” The IRS previously blacked out the notes of the meeting but Judicial Watch found the notes among subsequent documents released by the agency.


    125. Deplorable Bumr50
      130 | June 21, 2018 10:09 pm

      @ lobo91:

      It gets worse.

      Apparently they found a poem he wrote about growing up in a sh*thole neighborhood two years ago.

      The local news anchors are crying while they read it.

      FWIW, I don’t know how good the shoot was. While the officer had just been sworn in that day, apparently he had 7 years of law enforcement experience in “various jurisdictions”.

      Nobody really wants to be an East Pittsburgh cop, so I factor that in as well.


    126. lobo91
      131 | June 21, 2018 10:18 pm

      Guess what? The little girl in the picture who became the poster child for the evil Trumpian border holocaust was never separated from her mother at all. They’re being housed together while mom is processed for deportation…and possible prosecution.

      You see, she’s already been deported once before.

      On June 12, 2018, Sandra Maria Sanchez, 32, a previously deported woman from Honduras illegally re-entered the United States,” . She was arrested by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas, while traveling with a family member. On June 17, 2018, Sanchez was transferred to ICE custody, and is currently housed at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Her immigration proceedings are ongoing.

      On July 3, 2013, Sanchez was encountered by immigration officials in Hebbronville, Texas. On July 9, 2013, she was transferred to ICE ERO custody. On July 18, 2013, Sanchez was removed to Honduras under expedited removal. https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/border-separations-ice-cbp-viral-photo-crying-toddler?utm_term=.su4ZJqy4O#.ohdlWw25y

      Will the MSM or the Democrats mention any of these details?

      Not on your life (or hers).


    127. eaglesoars
      132 | June 21, 2018 10:26 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      1) You are reading a very romanticized version of Roman history.

      Oh, DO tell me my entire bibliography, Dorian, please

      lobo91 wrote:

      It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.

      I never thought I’d be glad the SOB isn’t dead yet, but I am. Now he gets it shoved down his throat. I hope he goes to his grave knowing his reputation is destroyed


    128. lobo91
      133 | June 21, 2018 10:28 pm

      Not from The Onion:

      Stormy Daniels heading to border to try to help migrant children

      Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who is suing President Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says she is heading to the border to offer assistance to migrants.

      “I am headed down in a week,” Daniels tweeted on Thursday to a user asking her to help children impacted by President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies. “Don’t worry. Just figuring out my best course of action to maximize my resources.”


    129. eaglesoars
      134 | June 21, 2018 10:46 pm

      @ lobo91:

      back to McCain – I’ve heard rumors that he wasn’t the Hanoi Hilton Hero he’s made out to be and that the accident on the ship WAS due to what they call a ‘wet start’ – altho the investigation cleared him of that. In any event, I’ve never heard him characterized as anything but a lousy pilot. Now about appointing Cindy to his seat – does anyone remember something about her stealing drugs from a charity she was involved with? That went away but I don’t remember why, hushed up, debunked, etc.


    130. eaglesoars
      135 | June 21, 2018 10:47 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Don’t worry.

      Well, Mark Levin is going to be thrilled. He was just on TV tonite asking “Where’s Stormy when we need her?”


    131. Deplorable Bumr50
      136 | June 21, 2018 11:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Four lost aircraft and one he managed to land after beclowning himself.

      Even the liberal “fact check” sites acknowledge that.

      Should have never been shot down, because he never should have been flying a plane.


    132. eaglesoars
      137 | June 21, 2018 11:39 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Four lost aircraft

      Is that like – he actually crashed 4 planes?

      My Dad told me about someone stationed at his base whose name you would recognize so Dad made me promise never to say it but his initials are Tom Harmon and he used to play football. He kept crashing planes because he didn’t pay attention to his fuel gauge. Dad refused to fly with him, and refused to let him fly on any of Dad’s missions because other crews were so distracted by his sloppiness they couldn’t concentrate. God only knows how many people he hurt/killed, forget the equipment.

      ok, nite.


    133. yenta-fada
      138 | June 21, 2018 11:47 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      @ lobo91:

      McCain is a fine example of the massive amount of damage one egomaniacal Senator can do.


    134. Deplorable Bumr50
      139 | June 21, 2018 11:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yes.

      Three plus the one the VC brought down.

      The other he almost crashed while being DOCUMENTED by the Navy for being the proverbial “asshat.”


    135. yenta-fada
      140 | June 21, 2018 11:56 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Very interesting overview of the military strategies used during the Roman Empire. Do you have any book suggestions?


    136. 141 | June 22, 2018 12:01 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Oh, DO tell me my entire bibliography, Dorian, please

      Fiction. 98.7 percent fiction. How can I say that? Because there are virtually ZERO written records depicting her actual relationship between her and Julius Caesar, or her and Marc Antony, in fact, over 90 percent of what is known about Cleopatra is from the Roman historian Plutarch and it was written 200 years after her death.

      There are ZERO love notes, or any other kind of record of the interactions between Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, or Marc Antony and Cleopatra. 90 percent of whatever you think you know is pure fiction.

      There is something on the order of 5 actual documents from her time that mention her, and they do not mention her interactions with the Romans. And the single document closest to her… was written 33 years after she died.

      So, your bibliography on Rome, from what you have said so far, fiction, more fiction, pure romantic bullshit, and still more fiction.

      If you want to discuss Roman history with me, might I suggest you pick up the 5 volume set, “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, and read it first.


    137. 142 | June 22, 2018 12:03 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Very interesting overview of the military strategies used during the Roman Empire. Do you have any book suggestions?

      “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” would be a good place to start. Granted, it is 5 very lengthy volumes, but if you want to understand the Roman Empire it is must read material.


    138. yenta-fada
      143 | June 22, 2018 12:06 am

      From the Daily Caller, an official statement on Peter Fonda.

      Sony Pictures has released a statement on Peter Fonda, the actor who has sent vile, disturbing threats to women and children associated with the Trump administration.

      Sony Pictures Classics, which will be releasing a movie co-starring Fonda in a matter of days, said in a statement sent to The Daily Caller that Fonda’s comments were “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” and that “we condemn them completely.” The statement goes on to explain that Fonda has only a “minor role” in the film and the studio will not be pulling it in fairness to the other actors in the ensemble cast. Sony’s full statement:

      “Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”

      Fonda found himself under heavy scrutiny Wednesday after tweeting that the president’s 11-year-old son Barron should be ripped away from his family and caged with pedophiles.

      Fonda has since deleted the tweet. (RELATED: Office Of First Lady Calls Secret Service After Actor Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To Be Kidnapped

      Fonda’s manager Alan Somers sent The Daily Caller an apology from Fonda, blaming the vulgar tweet on the images of children on migrant the U.S. border. After the threat against the president’s son, spokeswoman for the first lady Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller that the Secret Service has been “notified” of the tweet.

      Fonda has also tweeted advocating the public caging and rape of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The vulgar tweet said Nielsen should be “pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”

      He also advocated for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be separated from her children.


    139. yenta-fada
      144 | June 22, 2018 12:09 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Very interesting overview of the military strategies used during the Roman Empire. Do you have any book suggestions?

      “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” would be a good place to start. Granted, it is 5 very lengthy volumes, but if you want to understand the Roman Empire it is must read material.

      I’m probably too old for that endeavor. Something less taxing would suit me. 🙂


    140. yenta-fada
      145 | June 22, 2018 12:21 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      Sony Pictures was much too restrained in describing Peter Fonda’s psychotic ravings. IMAGINE anybody tweeting about Michelle Obama in that fashion. Cities would have been on fire with calls for blood in the streets.


    141. Deplorable Bumr50
      146 | June 22, 2018 12:23 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      Wanna play a game?

      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17382/history-roman-empire

      😉


    142. yenta-fada
      147 | June 22, 2018 12:24 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      Wait a minute. Peter Fonda DELETED his tweet. Twitter didn’t BAN him for hate speech?


    143. AZfederalist
      148 | June 22, 2018 12:25 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Four lost aircraft

      Is that like – he actually crashed 4 planes?

      My Dad told me about someone stationed at his base whose name you would recognize so Dad made me promise never to say it but his initials are Tom Harmon and he used to play football. He kept crashing planes because he didn’t pay attention to his fuel gauge. Dad refused to fly with him, and refused to let him fly on any of Dad’s missions because other crews were so distracted by his sloppiness they couldn’t concentrate. God only knows how many people he hurt/killed, forget the equipment.

      ok, nite.

      Generally, losing a single aircraft, or causing damage to a single aircraft, unless in combat or due to equipment failure that is not attributable to your failing to perform the correct pre-flight inspections causes pilots to lose their wings. Let alone four.


    144. AZfederalist
      149 | June 22, 2018 12:28 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      Sony Pictures was much too restrained in describing Peter Fonda’s psychotic ravings. IMAGINE anybody tweeting about Michelle Obama in that fashion. Cities would have been on fire with calls for blood in the streets.

      … and if the shoe were on the other foot (cough, cough, Roseanne, cough, cough), the left would be screaming and demanding that the movie be pulled regardless of how “unfair” it was to the producer and other actors.

      /now we have an analogy that absolutely proves the point.


    145. yenta-fada
      150 | June 22, 2018 12:29 am

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      Wanna play a game?

      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17382/history-roman-empire

      Computer games> hhahaha. I’m still looking for the spot on my computer where I’m supposed to change the typewriter ribbon./


    146. yenta-fada
      151 | June 22, 2018 12:33 am

      @ AZfederalist:

      The left wants the right to just DIE. It’s a completely unhinged POV.
      They do not hear themselves at all.


    147. Deplorable Bumr50
      152 | June 22, 2018 12:39 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      It’s a board game, hoser!! 😉

      Along the lines of this:

      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1563/rise-and-decline-third-reich

      They take a WHILE, though. But if I hit the lottery I’m coming up there…


    148. yenta-fada
      153 | June 22, 2018 12:54 am

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ yenta-fada:

      It’s a board game, hoser!!

      Along the lines of this:

      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1563/rise-and-decline-third-reich

      They take a WHILE, though. But if I hit the lottery I’m coming up there…

      Aw, ya called me hoser. It’s a bygone term of endearment lol


    149. Deplorable Bumr50
      154 | June 22, 2018 1:02 am

      @ yenta-fada:

      I know!!:-)

      Gotta hit the hay.

      Love ya Yenta!

      Nite!


    150. 155 | June 22, 2018 8:04 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Computer games> hhahaha. I’m still looking for the spot on my computer where I’m supposed to change the typewriter ribbon./

      I wish there were LOL buttons available, this would certainly qualify! 😎 😎


    151. RIX
      156 | June 22, 2018 8:11 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/06/21/lmao-the-babylon-bee-hilariously-obliterates-dem-fury-over-trumps-border-eo/
      @ Twitchy
      This may be the most accurate headline that you will ever read. Oh, good morning.


    152. 157 | June 22, 2018 8:45 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Four lost aircraft

      Is that like – he actually crashed 4 planes?

      My Dad told me about someone stationed at his base whose name you would recognize so Dad made me promise never to say it but his initials are Tom Harmon and he used to play football. He kept crashing planes because he didn’t pay attention to his fuel gauge. Dad refused to fly with him, and refused to let him fly on any of Dad’s missions because other crews were so distracted by his sloppiness they couldn’t concentrate. God only knows how many people he hurt/killed, forget the equipment.

      ok, nite.

      Generally, losing a single aircraft, or causing damage to a single aircraft, unless in combat or due to equipment failure that is not attributable to your failing to perform the correct pre-flight inspections causes pilots to lose their wings. Let alone four.

      Ahhh, but daddy McCain was an Admiral and so was grand daddy McCain, rank hath its privilege doncha know…


    153. 158 | June 22, 2018 9:01 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      Very interesting overview of the military strategies used during the Roman Empire. Do you have any book suggestions?

      “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” would be a good place to start. Granted, it is 5 very lengthy volumes, but if you want to understand the Roman Empire it is must read material.

      I’m probably too old for that endeavor. Something less taxing would suit me.

      Depending on how you count it the Rome lasted anywhere between 800 and 1400 years. (roughly speaking) that’s way to much history to cram into a Cliff’s Notes and do it any justice.

      You could try something like this, but believe me, it is a very very short and condensed version of Rome’s history. (only 122 pages).

      https://www.amazon.com/ROME-Ancient-History-Empire-Military-ebook/dp/B00WT6PE04

      or this ( a scant 46 pages)

      https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Rome-History-Beginning-Civilizations-ebook/dp/B01MRWLSZN/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2B2K9R8BZEWPB093D8CD

      Neither of these briefest of outlines constitute a scholarly detailing of Roman history, they are pretty much Cliff’s Notes on the subject.


    154. 159 | June 22, 2018 9:05 am

      @ doriangrey:

      If you should decide that an more exhaustive look is required…

      The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (All 6 Volumes)

      https://www.amazon.com/History-Decline-Roman-Empire-Volumes-ebook/dp/B00HIM09MM/ref=pd_sim_351_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2B2K9R8BZEWPB093D8CD

      Oh, look, its 6 volumes now, it was only 5 when I read it many many years ago.


    155. 160 | June 22, 2018 9:06 am

      @ doriangrey:

      And yes, its “Kindle” so it’s only $1.99


    156. 161 | June 22, 2018 9:17 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Oh, look, its 6 volumes now, it was only 5 when I read it many many years ago.

      Sorry, that’s actually suppose to be a joke. The author (Edward Gibbons) died 167 years before I was even born. Though it is not a joke to say that those 6 tomes are considered the definitive work on Roman Empire.

      It should also be noted, that Gibbon’s amazing books deal with the Roman Empire, not the Etruscan’s that preceded Rome, not the Roman Republic, nor the Second Roman Empire aka Constantinople. Had Gibbon dealt with them as well, that 6 volume set would likely have been around 37 volumes.


    157. coldwarrior
      162 | June 22, 2018 9:30 am

      to the glory of SPQR!!!

      HAIL, CAESAR!

      😆


    158. 164 | June 22, 2018 9:53 am

      Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/thirty-years-on-how-well-do-global-warming-predictions-stand-up-1529623442

      Spoiler alert, EPIC FAIL, James Hansen was and still is completely full of shit.


    159. 165 | June 22, 2018 9:56 am

      Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

      http://reason.com/blog/2018/06/21/aclu-leaked-memo-free-speech

      The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals.

      “Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

      Translation: Freedom of speech is now threatening our Marxist agenda.


    160. 166 | June 22, 2018 9:59 am

      Please do not threaten, just sue them into bankruptcy.

      47 Groups Weighing SPLC Lawsuit Warn ‘Editors, CEOs’: ‘You Are Complicit’ in Hate Group ‘Defamation’

      https://pjmedia.com/trending/47-groups-weighing-splc-lawsuit-warn-editors-ceos-you-are-complicit-in-hate-group-defamation/

      On Wednesday, no fewer than 47 nonprofit leaders maligned by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — many if not most of whom are considering a lawsuit against the organization — warned a vast array of executives and leaders that if they parrot the SPLC’s damaging “hate group” labels, they would be “complicit” in “defamation.”

      “Editors, CEOs, shareholders and consumers alike are on notice: anyone relying upon and repeating its misrepresentations is complicit in the SPLC’s harmful defamation of large numbers of American citizens who, like the undersigned, have been vilified simply for working to protect our country and freedoms,” the signatories wrote.

      The letter followed news — broken at PJ Media — that no fewer than 60 organizations are considering suing the SPLC following a groundbreaking settlement in which the organization formally apologized to a Muslim reformer, Maajid Nawaz, for branding him an “anti-Muslim extremist.”


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