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  • Clinton Foundation Operated “to advance the personal interests of its principals”

    by lobo91 ( 90 Comments › )
    Filed under Bill Clinton, Crime, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Uncategorized at December 13th, 2018 - 9:49 pm

    The latest from Sara Carter, which, oddly enough, didn’t make it onto the evening news:

    The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

    John Moynihan and Lawrence W. Doyle, both graduates of the Catholic Jesuit College of the Holy Cross and former expert forensic government investigators, gave their shocking testimony before congress based on a nearly two year investigation into the foundation’s work both nationally and internationally. They were assisted by three other highly trained experts in taxation law and financial forensic investigations. The forensic investigators stressed that they obtained all the documentation on the foundation legally and through Freedom of Information Request Acts from the IRS and other agencies.

    Former Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber, who resigned when he was appointed by former Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the issues surrounding the approval to sell 20 percent of U.S. Uranium assets to Russia, declined to attend the hearing. Chairman Mark Meadows, R-NC, who oversaw the hearing stated that it was disappointment that Huber declined, leaving Congress in the dark regarding the DOJ’s investigation.

    Investigations into the Clinton Foundation have always been plagued by politics but Moynihan wanted to make clear in his opening statement that this investigation was one of many his firm has conducted on nonprofits and had nothing to do with politics. 

    Doyle and Moynihan have amassed 6,000 documents in their nearly two-year investigation through their private firm MDA Analytics LLC. The documents were turned over more than a year and a half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the report last week in The Hill.  

    “The investigation clearly demonstrates that the foundation was not a charitable organization per se, but in point of fact was a closely held family partnership,” said Doyle, who formerly worked on Wall Street and has been involved with finance for the last ten years conducting investigations. “As such it was governed in a fashion in which it sought in large measure to advance the personal interests of its principals as detailed within the financial analysis of this submission and further confirmed within the supporting documentation and evidence section.”

    At the onset of the hearing, Moynihan wanted to make perfectly clear that the intention to look into the Clinton Foundation was not political but based on their work with the firm.

    “At this point I’d like to answer two questions, who are we? We are apolitical,” Moynihan told the committee. “We have no party affiliation to this whatsoever, No one has financed us… we are forensic investigators that approached this effort in a nonpartisan profession, objective, and independent way…we follow facts, that’s all.” 

    “We have never been partisan,” he added, speaking on behalf of all five members of his group testifying to Congress. “We come from law enforcement and wall street where each of us has dedicated our entire lives and praised the rule of law doing the right thing pursuing facts. we follow facts. that’s all.”

    “None of this is our opinion,” he went on state. “I emphasize none of this is our opinion. These are not our facts. They are not your facts. They are the facts of the Clinton Foundation.”

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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | December 13, 2018 9:56 pm

      The documents were turned over more than a year and a half ago to the IRS,

      I hope to god they were just copies. I wouldn’t turn over a CVS receipt to those thugs


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | December 13, 2018 11:03 pm

      At the onset of the hearing, Moynihan wanted to make perfectly clear that the intention to look into the Clinton Foundation was not political but based on their work with the firm.

      Here’s a completely different take on their testimony

      Moynihan and Doyle said they could not turn over the documents from their investigation to the committee because they did not want to infringe on ongoing investigations at government agencies.

      They said they hope to make money off their investigation and have turned over the documents to the IRS as part of a “probable cause” submission. The IRS does sometimes pay whistleblowers and tipsters from taxes they recoup in such cases.

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/oversight-panel-hearing-on-clinton-foundation-blows-up-as-gop-battles-its-own-witnesses

      Moynihan argued that he and Doyle were invited to the hearing and would have happily not attended. “Let me be very clear. You invited us. If you don’t want us, disinvite us,” he said.

      I’m not getting why Huber didn’t show up

      bedtime. nite.


    3. 3 | December 14, 2018 1:20 am

      Former Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber, who resigned when he was appointed by former Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the issues surrounding the approval to sell 20 percent of U.S. Uranium assets to Russia, declined to attend the hearing.

      Translation: Huber said to the committee, “Fuck you if you think I am going to commit Arkancide just a week and a half before Christmas”…


    4. RIX
      4 | December 14, 2018 8:58 am

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/12/14/donald-trump-cancels-white-house-christmas-party-press-corps-column/2303717002/
      @USA Today
      USA Today contributor is upset that Trump cancelled the Media Christmas Party.
      He sshould have just hosted the jackals, do that they could mock him and rip his wife.
      I am sure that there is some Constittional requirement that Trump entertain them.


    5. RIX
      5 | December 14, 2018 9:02 am

      Oh no, the Clinton Foundation was an influence pedd
      long scam!. They seem so ethical./


    6. AZfederalist
      6 | December 14, 2018 10:45 am

      RIX wrote:

      I am sure that there is some Constittional requirement that Trump entertain them.

      I’m sure the press is even now contacting a judge in Hawaii to get the dinner re-instated by declaring that this exceeded Trump’s authority or that he couldn’t do this because the decision was politically motivated


    7. 7 | December 14, 2018 10:56 am

      @ RIX:

      Trump should say he’s doing it as a cost-cutting measure.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | December 14, 2018 11:03 am

      wut?

      Senate Judiciary must call the woman who heads the Records Office for Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office to testify about why Strzok’s and Page’s iPhone text messages were not archived, and why they were unable to even locate Page’s iPhone for nine months after IG asked for it

      they ‘lost’ the phone? for NINE MONTHS? And it was scrubbed?

      https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1073597705295970304


    9. yenta-fada
      10 | December 14, 2018 11:48 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Quick wonderings. Doesn’t NSA have copies of everything these days?
      I’ve listened to a couple of podcasts with Bill Binney. He was Chief of Tech at NSA. 15 years ago he realized that NSA was using their tech to spy on all Americans (at least), not just those who were suspected of criminal activity. He resigned because of it and became a whistle blower. He has lots of people interviewing him in alt media, but no msm coverage I’m aware of.

      People don’t want to mess with NSA. Binney could tell how the surveillance was being carried out because he created some of the tech
      and understood the workings. Whistle blowing takes years to be successful, and only the most determined dare to do it.


    10. yenta-fada
      11 | December 14, 2018 11:58 am

      @ doriangrey:

      Sometimes people affiliated with the Clintons turn up ummm life deprived.

      Uranium One, in theory , should not be that hard to track back to Hillary because the sale of those assets had to be public record when she was Secy of State. The Canadian owner of the company, Frank Guistra, knows everything about financial markets and regulations.


    11. eaglesoars
      12 | December 14, 2018 12:01 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      That’s TWICE the DOJ has destroyed evidence/obstructed justice. The first – that we know about – was Susan Rice’s et. al. computers.

      The NSA would have captured the stuff, whether or not they kept it who knows.

      China has suspended its auto tariffs. Down to zero.


    12. 13 | December 14, 2018 12:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The DOJ have become rather expert in “disbarable” offenses these days.


    13. 14 | December 14, 2018 12:26 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      Trump should send the money to a homeless shelter or Veterans group.


    14. yenta-fada
      15 | December 14, 2018 1:28 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Huber, from what I gather, is crucial to bringing bad actors to account. The snip of an interview with Bill Binney was quite telling. Dave Janda asked him what he thought the odds were in getting necessary unredacted documents de-classified. Binney knows numbers, and he said there’s only a 20% chance they would ever be released.
      That was not good to hear. Trump will continue to make deals that will benefit America and he will be re-elected because he can be trusted to do so despite the swamp. imho


    15. eaglesoars
      16 | December 14, 2018 2:04 pm

      It’s official. The Meekly Standard is dead. And during the staff mtg to advise them they were out of luck, the mgmt missed no chance to treat them all like shit.

      “I know it’s an emotional day, but I want to tell you don’t get on social media and attack anybody because it will put your severance in jeopardy,” McKibben told employees in the meeting.

      Employees were also told to clear out their desks by the end of the day. People familiar with the matter said that the email addresses of employees were already in the process of being shut off.

      When employees raised questions during Friday’s meeting, McKibben told them, “I’m not going to take questions. This isn’t a press conference.”

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/media/weekly-standard-end/index.html


    16. eaglesoars
      17 | December 14, 2018 2:09 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Huber, from what I gather, is crucial to bringing bad actors to account.

      Well, SOMETHING fishy is going on. He changed his mind about showing up at that Clinton Foundation hearing yesterday, where it was revealed those 2 bounty hunters had sent him the same docs multiple times because his office kept losing the stuff.

      And IIRC, his first report was less than earth shattering. More like kicking the can down the road and a lot of ‘maybes’

      Binney is good. He was a major source for that PBS Frontline show CW did a thread on “The United States of Secrets”. It’s online, two 1-hour broadcasts.


    17. eaglesoars
      18 | December 14, 2018 2:11 pm

      And don’t forget, Mueller has until 3 pm today – 1 hour from now – to turn over those Flynn 302s to Judge Sullivan.

      I hope Sullivan starts throwing people’s asses in jail for contempt. And loses the fucking key.


    18. eaglesoars
      19 | December 14, 2018 4:10 pm

      Mueller’s docs to Sullivan have been put online

      https://www.scribd.com/document/395717844/Mueller-Reply-to-Judge-Sullivan-Request-for-FBI-302-Notes

      It seems that Flynn supposedly lied about having a phone call w/the Russian ambassador. The 302s were written 7 mos after the fact.

      I watched as Catherine Herridge made her rpt on Shepard Smith’s show. She said something about Clinton saying “the point is..” and Smith practically cold cocked her.

      NO!! THE POINT IS THE CLINTON INVESTIGATION IS OVER!!. THIS INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING!! AND LET ME READ YOU THIS!!!

      He was spitting nails


    19. yenta-fada
      20 | December 14, 2018 4:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I found where Huber was yesterday. Involved in dealing with sex crimes against children in Utah.

      https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900046409/utahs-top-federal-cops-question-whether-child-sex-offender-treatment-works.html

      Pizzagate? Epstein’s island? Not going to be easy going this high up the chain in order to prosecute people.


    20. yenta-fada
      21 | December 14, 2018 4:58 pm

      Tom Fitton‏Verified account @TomFitton · 1h1 hour ago

      I suspect there is no FBI 302 report of the big Flynn interview because the FBI agents who interviewed him thought it was a nothing-burger and evidenced no crimes. @RealDonaldTrump can’t pardon General Flynn soon enough.

      Tom Fitton‏Verified account @TomFitton · 1h1 hour ago

      Special Counsel Mueller filing confirms Flynn was set up. Corrupt Andy McCabe admits he persuaded Flynn not to involve WH Counsel by warning that DOJ would then have to get involved. Flynn agreed to this. Shut corrupted Mueller operation down and pardon General Flynn.

      Tom Fitton‏Verified account @TomFitton · 2h2 hours ago

      Special Counsel admits that agents thought Flynn wasn’t lying: “Finally, the interviewing agents did not observe indicia of deception and had the
      impression at that time that the defendant was not lying or did not think he was lying.” @RealDonaldTrump should pardon him.

      @eaglesoars


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | December 14, 2018 5:02 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Involved in dealing with sex crimes against children in Utah.

      doesn’t sound like anything to do w/Clinton. What is he even doing on those cases?


    22. eaglesoars
      23 | December 14, 2018 5:04 pm

      Oh god this is so much fun!

      Organic food could be WORSE for the environment! More land is used to grow crops which emits up to 70% more carbon, study claims

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6496777/Organic-food-WORSE-environment-study-suggests.html


    23. eaglesoars
      24 | December 14, 2018 7:54 pm

      Normally, I’d just roll my eyes, but it’s Paul Sperry

      BREAKING: Democrats are now expanding their Russia “collusion” witch hunt & smear campaign to include conservative media and any media they view as friendly to Trump. They have a “research project” & plan to paint “right-wing” outlets as part of their Russiagate conspiracy theory

      https://twitter.com/paulsperry_/status/1073632286317441025


    24. lobo91
      25 | December 14, 2018 7:57 pm

      Report: Obama Admin Gave Classified ‘Russia’ Docs To Senators To Disseminate Against Trump

      Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).

      Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a June 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department after it failed to respond to a February 2018 request seeking records of the Obama State Department’s last-minute efforts to share classified information about Russia election interference issues with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)).

      The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | December 14, 2018 8:14 pm

      Somebody is paying off Michael Avenatti’s debts.

      According to this Politico investigation, Ukraine tried to sabotage Trump and was critical in nailing Manafort. One of the players was a Ukranian/American DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa.

      Manafort’s work for Yanukovych caught the attention of a veteran Democratic operative named Alexandra Chalupa, who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration. Chalupa went on to work as a staffer, then as a consultant, for Democratic National Committee. The DNC paid her $412,000 from 2004 to June 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records, though she also was paid by other clients during that time, including Democratic campaigns and the DNC’s arm for engaging expatriate Democrats around the world.

      A daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who maintains strong ties to the Ukrainian-American diaspora and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Chalupa, a lawyer by training, in 2014 was doing pro bono work for another client interested in the Ukrainian crisis and began researching Manafort’s role in Yanukovych’s rise, as well as his ties to the pro-Russian oligarchs who funded Yanukovych’s political party.

      https://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446

      And now it appears she’s hired Avenatti to – well, in his words

      I am now representing Alexandra Chalupa in connection with investigating and pursuing possible legal claims against Manafort, Trump and other affiliated individuals. She was targeted with baseless, bogus allegations, all designed to distract away from Trump’s Russian collusion.

      https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1073707989352284160

      Chalupa’s name rang a bell and it’s taken me a bit to remember back/why. Look at this.

      A former official with the Democratic National Committee has worked in recent months with a convicted domestic terrorist-turned-activist known as the “Speedway Bomber” to gather information on Donald Trump, The Daily Caller has learned.

      That work culminated in a Washington, D.C. meeting in December between the ex-DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa, the convicted bomber, Brett Kimberlin, and a South Africa-born Israeli man named Yoni Ariel.

      Ariel, whose real name is Jonathan Schwartz, traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief Chalupa and Kimberlin on his knowledge of Russia’s activities during the campaign.

      Chalupa, an activist of Ukrainian heritage who is strongly opposed to Trump, also directed Ariel to the Justice Department, sources told TheDC.

      https://dailycaller.com/2017/03/21/former-dnc-official-partnered-with-convicted-bomb-maker-to-investigate-trump/

      Avenatti and Kimberlin.


    26. eaglesoars
      27 | December 14, 2018 8:28 pm

      wait. I thought the fentanyl was coming from China

      Sinaloa Cartel Fentanyl Lab Busted in Mexican City Hall Building

      did you catch that? CITY HALL

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      https://www.breitbart.com/border/2018/12/14/sinaloa-cartel-fentanyl-lab-busted-in-mexican-city-hall-building/


    27. eaglesoars
      28 | December 14, 2018 8:30 pm

      BREAKING BREAKING BREAKING

      Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/federal-judge-rules-obamacare-unconstitutional

      10 mins ago


    28. eaglesoars
      29 | December 14, 2018 8:32 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

      why not the day after the election?


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | December 14, 2018 8:46 pm

      Did you know Bill Kristol hired Fusion GPS?

      Well, you know who might agree with that? Lee Smith, who was fired — purged — from The Weekly Standard last October immediately having offered them an article exposing FusionGPS, the firm that Bill Kristol hired to try to take out Trump and Cruz, for those who like to forget that last name.

      http://ace.mu.nu/archives/378671.php


    30. lobo91
      31 | December 14, 2018 9:19 pm

      FASHION BLUES: Polis and Guests Must Dress Like Teenagers at Inaugural Ball

      Jared Polis’s inaugural ball will perfectly symbolize how we expect he will govern our state over the next four years — with arrogance and disrespect, laziness and the foul odor of athletic shoes.

      Polis’s ball is not the typical swearing-in event for a governor, or any office holder, for that matter.

      It won’t be a somber occasion that honors the office or the man on Jan. 8.

      Instead, it will mock.

      The Blue Sneaker Inaugural Ball is exactly as it sounds, an inauguration ceremony and reception that calls for cocktail attire and blue sneakers.

      Why?

      Because Dear Leader prefers to wear the same blue sneakers everyday with his pajamas, suits, and tuxedo, and now so should everyone else.

      Blue sneakers aren’t nearly as cool as the Mao suit worn by Chinese communists to honor their revolutionary leader infamous for his mass killings.

      But, it is befitting of Polis’s socialist nerd movement.

      Mara Sheldon, a spokeswoman for the ball, said the theme will “build on Jared’s focus of moving Colorado forward into the future and being a governor for everyone.”

      Not everyone can afford expensive sneakers, and not everyone likes to wear sneakers with cocktail attire. This isn’t an “everyone” statement, it’s Polis behaving like a teenager.

      We’re sure the men probably won’t mind, but women will have to suffer the indignity of clomping around in that hideous hue of blue clunky footwear in their little black cocktail dresses.

      Luckily, it’s not an actual ball so no dancing will be required.


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | December 14, 2018 9:23 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      but women will have to suffer the indignity of clomping around in that hideous hue of blue clunky footwear in their little black cocktail dresses.

      oh puh-leeze. High heels are Satan’s idea of humor


    32. coldwarrior
      33 | December 14, 2018 9:47 pm

      Good lord! Busy day!


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | December 14, 2018 9:51 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Good lord! Busy day!

      I know you’re not in the ER anymore but I thought of you when I saw the story of that explosion in Washington County. I think it was a gas plant. The last I heard there were no fatalities but burn patients……it can take awhile


    34. coldwarrior
      35 | December 14, 2018 9:54 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I took one for the team and am in a 6 week floor assignment. But normally I am ER


    35. coldwarrior
      36 | December 14, 2018 9:55 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Burst will go to Mercy and West Penn. Both excellent burn centers. Top notch.


    36. coldwarrior
      37 | December 14, 2018 9:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      They have us go to the inpatient floors once in a while. I think just to torture us.


    37. coldwarrior
      38 | December 14, 2018 9:56 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Burns


    38. eaglesoars
      39 | December 14, 2018 9:57 pm

      whoa. I missed this.

      THREAD BREAKING: Federal judge enters order granting DOJ attorneys access to sealed documents in Enron case involving Mueller’s “pitbull” Andrew Weissmann. First step in hopefully gaining access to documents.Thanks to local counsel @FultonforTexas @stealthartisan for assist

      https://twitter.com/ProfMJCleveland/status/1073609838532407297

      Here’s the background info. I’d forgotten she was doing this

      http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/08/robert-muellers-lead-prosecutor-history-ethics-violations/


    39. eaglesoars
      40 | December 14, 2018 10:00 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Burst will go to Mercy and West Penn. Both excellent burn centers. Top notch.

      my BFF was head nurse at the Mercy burn unit. She moved to gastro a few years ago because the bureaucracy was interfering with her patient care and she was THIS CLOSE to killing people. A. Lot. Of. People.


    40. coldwarrior
      41 | December 14, 2018 10:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      And his boy Whitey Bulger got whacked an day one a transfer to a jail with a ton of Southies.


    41. 42 | December 14, 2018 10:04 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      And his boy Whitey Bulger got whacked an day one a transfer to a jail with a ton of Southies.

      Had to make sure Whitey didn’t talk. Mueller would have become Whitey’s celly if that had happened.


    42. coldwarrior
      43 | December 14, 2018 10:06 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      I gotta army buddy inside that joint. Yeah…


    43. coldwarrior
      44 | December 14, 2018 10:08 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Staff…not a prisoner


    44. AZfederalist
      45 | December 14, 2018 11:47 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Did you know Bill Kristol hired Fusion GPS?

      Apparently he should have kept that money to keep the Weekly [Sub]Standard afloat


    45. eaglesoars
      46 | December 14, 2018 11:51 pm

      I’d heard this but never saw any evidence, so classified it as rumor.

      Here’s the evidence.

      Peter Strzok was a JOINT employee of the FBI/CIA.

      The Chief of CIA’s Counterespionage Group is a senior FBI official who has full access to CIA’s most sensitive counterintelligence data and is thus in a position to fully coordinate the joint efforts of both organizations.

      That’s him.

      There’s a lot of info at the link, but there it is

      https://brassballs.blog/home/strzok-worked-for-cia-and-fbi-at-the-same-time-in-counterespionage?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true

      He’s gone from the FBI but not the CIA?


    46. eaglesoars
      47 | December 14, 2018 11:54 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      money wasn’t the issue. The mag NEVER made money. Their currency was prestige and influence.


    47. eaglesoars
      48 | December 15, 2018 12:03 am

      And before I say goodnite, something should be clarified for your reading pleasure. The docs Mueller turned over today that I linked to above, do NOT fulfill Judge Sullivan’s order. The original 302s, contemporaneous reports of the interview, are not there. The docs that are there are ABOUT the interview, written 7 mos later.

      Now goodnite.


    48. AZfederalist
      49 | December 15, 2018 12:11 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      money wasn’t the issue. The mag NEVER made money. Their currency was prestige and influence.

      So what is driving them to close the doors now? They can’t stand the level of loss they are incurring?

      /Serious question, I’m curious what is driving the shutdown if losing money is not an issue.


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | December 15, 2018 7:58 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      I’m curious what is driving the shutdown if losing money is not an issue.

      Opinions differ. You may be familiar w/an online ‘newspaper’, The Washington Examiner. That is owned by the same group that owns the Weekly Standard. They are taking WashEx ‘live’ and some think the owners just want to cannibalize the WS subscriber base.

      I don’t buy that. The WS subscriber base has shrunk by (pick a frightening percentage, I’ve heard several), even tho the online hits have increased. The truth is the WS has become a one-note joke. None of the articles are cited by other people as ‘must reads’, only as evidence of mental derangement. My personal opinion is that if the WS were a quality product, it would have found a buyer. They DID look for one, nobody wanted it. That alone should blow up the comforting myth that the owners just want to suck its subscriber base for the new baby. There wasn’t one.

      WS became an embarrassment to the owners, one of whom is Phillip Anschutz. He doesn’t do crap, I’ve worked for one of his orgs in telecom.

      In other news, a new name – to me – has popped up in our national drama. Shailagh Murray. She used to be Biden’s chief of staff, then became an Obama advisor. She is married to one Neil King Jr. Mr. King left the WSJ to go work for – wait for it – Fusion GPS.

      must hop, busy day


    50. rain of lead
      51 | December 15, 2018 8:07 am

      morning y’all
      A bit of christmas music to start the day
      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXoJoHvho5M


    51. RIX
      52 | December 15, 2018 8:55 am

      http://click1.ilovemyfreedom-email.org/grnyjnhqknqdgmtldklpfdjynmdlqtjnqhkjyrtklrtg_nkjqdjwqrknqdttjypwww.html
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Weekly Standard to shut down on 12/17.
      This is what happens when your CEO goes all in snarky and nutty. The dissed their target audience.


    52. RIX
      54 | December 15, 2018 10:36 am

      https://townhall.com/columnists/humbertofontova/2018/12/15/obamaloving-country-music-star-tim-mcgraw-partners-with-terrorsponsoring-communists-n2537505
      @ Town Hall
      This article is about country singer Tim McGraw giving a concert in Havana for wealthy gringos, enriching the Castros.
      To me the interesting part is about Papa Hemingway,. I never really liked to read him which was not with the program when I was in college. In English lit I wrote a paper on Hemingway. The professor asked to speak with me after class, because he drooled over Hemingway and I was not on that page. He took issue with me asserting rhst his literature showed his nerosous and suicidal tendencies. He actually said that Papa “was not suicidal” Um , he committed suicide. I shared my opinion that The Old Man and the Sea was the equivalent of a tooth ache.
      He did not punish me on the grade.
      The most interesting thing here is Papa just loving to attend the execution of Cubans sans trials.


    53. RIX
      55 | December 15, 2018 10:37 am

      @ RIX:
      Neurosis


    54. AZfederalist
      56 | December 15, 2018 11:47 am

      @ RIX:

      I did not know that. I took several lit course in college and had to read a few Hemingway pieces. I always felt they were quite ponderous and boring. But then, I was an engineering student and these courses were just something to be gotten through to satisfy my socio-humanistic electives. Took several history courses that I found quite interesting; literature, not so much.


    55. 57 | December 15, 2018 11:55 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I did not know that. I took several lit course in college and had to read a few Hemingway pieces. I always felt they were quite ponderous and boring. But then, I was an engineering student and these courses were just something to be gotten through to satisfy my socio-humanistic electives. Took several history courses that I found quite interesting; literature, not so much.

      Hemingway’s talent lay in his capacity to verbalize visualization. Rix is right about his neurosis showing through in his writing. Hemingway was a self indulgent narcissistic obsessive compulsive adrenaline junky with very little self control. His writing was indeed a slog to endure, but his ability to create very powerful visual images with words is what made him famous.


    56. RIX
      58 | December 15, 2018 11:55 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I did not know that. I took several lit course in college and had to read a few Hemingway pieces. I always felt they were quite ponderous and boring. But then, I was an engineering student and these courses were just something to be gotten through to satisfy my socio-humanistic electives. Took several history courses that I found quite interesting; literature, not so much.

      My professor, what’s the saying “wanted to have Hemingways baby”
      I am sure that he would have opened a vein for him. Boring, and so was Faulkner.


    57. RIX
      59 | December 15, 2018 11:57 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Good analysis. Just found him really tedious and pretentious.


    58. AZfederalist
      60 | December 15, 2018 12:23 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Boring, and so was Faulkner.

      Ah yes, Faulkner was another one we had to endure. Year’s later, I heard a story on the radio by a person who also wrote fiction. He said that when developing a story, for example of a certain bar in a detective novel, Faulker would write pages and pages of narrative to describe the bar, bartender, patrons, stools, etc in exquisite detail so the reader knew the kind of bar the protagonist had entered. In this person’s stories, the same pages of narrative would be distilled down to, “he walked into the bar with the flashing neon sign, with the “a” burned out and illuminated by a single bare light bulb with the waiter cleaning the bar with a greasy towel” and the reader instantly knew the protagonist had walked into a seedy bar.

      As an engineer, I found this brevity and compactness quite appealing.


    59. 61 | December 15, 2018 12:38 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Good analysis. Just found him really tedious and pretentious.

      That’s only because he was tedious and mostly boring. And I say this as someone who actually enjoyed Hemingway.


    60. RIX
      62 | December 15, 2018 2:04 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      Yup, and Faulkner always had the “hidden meaning”. There is a story about Faulkner going to a play carrying a suitcase. When asked what was in the suitcase he answered “that is the question. Oh STFU!


    61. RIX
      63 | December 15, 2018 2:06 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Good analysis. Just found him really tedious and pretentious.

      That’s only because he was tedious and mostly boring. And I say this as someone who actually enjoyed Hemingway.

      I tried to like his writing because it would make things easier. Just couldn’t do it.


    62. eaglesoars
      64 | December 15, 2018 2:29 pm

      Hemingway had Small Penis Syndrome. The other one I cannot abide is F. Scott Fitzgerald. He wanted to be A Great Intellect but he knew he was mundane and was terrified the Great And The Good would figure it out.

      They both bore me beyond any patience God gave me so I don’t bother.


    63. RIX
      65 | December 15, 2018 2:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Truth. But the attitude of imagined intellectuals was always that if you did not have an appreciation for these
      Insufferable authors that you are down a couple of quarts of sophistication.


    64. eaglesoars
      66 | December 15, 2018 2:58 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Insufferable authors that you are down a couple of quarts of sophistication.

      and it infuriates them to know we could care less about their opinions – on anything


    65. Possum
      67 | December 15, 2018 4:07 pm

      Well, true fact! The Possum had a drink in the VERY SAME bar Hemingway used to drink in every night.

      In Havana.

      Yep tour guides always tell the truth.

      🙂


    66. 68 | December 15, 2018 5:05 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Well, true fact! The Possum had a drink in the VERY SAME bar Hemingway used to drink in every night.

      In Havana.

      Yep tour guides always tell the truth.

      Given that Hemingway pretty much drank anywhere someone would give him a drink, its highly likely that he drank in just about every bar in Havana at least once.


    67. AZfederalist
      70 | December 15, 2018 6:14 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Link’s not working


    68. eaglesoars
      73 | December 15, 2018 7:39 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      we need to start building arks around here. The rain is biblical.


    69. rain of lead
      74 | December 15, 2018 7:44 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      yeah, getting quite a lot here as well


    70. yenta-fada
      75 | December 15, 2018 8:32 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      we need to start building arks around here. The rain is biblical.

      Same here. Not storms, just rains all the time.

      Magic! Shrink your enemies. /I wish

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6493173/Real-life-shrink-ray-reduce-3D-structures-one-thousandth-original-size.html


    71. yenta-fada
      76 | December 15, 2018 8:41 pm

      This is cute. A bit like emails your friends send, but with photos.

      http://www.bookwormroom.com/2018/12/13/bookworm-beat-12-13-18-silly-illustrated-edition/


    72. AZfederalist
      77 | December 15, 2018 8:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ rain of lead:

      we need to start building arks around here. The rain is biblical.

      Was out there on Wednesday and Thursday, glad it held off till after we left.


    73. eaglesoars
      78 | December 15, 2018 9:15 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Magic!

      my brain hurts


    74. eaglesoars
      79 | December 15, 2018 9:19 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      glad it held off till after we left.

      apparently this is the most rainfall we’ve had since they started keeping records, whenever that was. The roads are just FLOODED, you can feel the water grabbing the wheels. Wet brakes, cars hydroplaning – and it gets dark early. Then there are the geniuses who don’t turn their headlights on, which is against the law. If your wipers are on, your lights are on. I JUST missed some yahoo pulling into my lane from a side street and if I hadn’t just defogged the windshield I’m not sure I would have missed him.

      Treacherous


    75. Calo
      80 | December 15, 2018 9:26 pm

      Fish tacos last night on the beach and a beautiful sunrise on the bay at Corpus Christi this morning.

      Apartment shopping for the kid going to nursing school there accomplished today.

      What kind of hair on fire day is happening in the world of politics this weekend?


    76. Possum
      81 | December 15, 2018 9:35 pm

      @ Calo:

      Hi Calo!

      Have not seen you for ages. New things happening in my life, I may be moving soon and starting my own business.

      Not moving far, just far enough.


    77. eaglesoars
      82 | December 15, 2018 9:53 pm

      Calo wrote:

      What kind of hair on fire day is happening in the world of politics this weekend?

      quiet


    78. eaglesoars
      83 | December 15, 2018 11:14 pm

      Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she’s sworn into Congress

      Unfortunately, it doesn’t cover her face. It makes trains detour to dirt roads.

      https://thehill.com/homenews/house/421547-rashida-tlaib-to-wear-traditional-palestinian-gown-when-shes-sworn-into


    79. yenta-fada
      84 | December 15, 2018 11:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Muslima supremacist. Are you TRYING to piss me off?

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d0a3944e7feb65b3a652a5db533324d464c9934b24cc152c6ba67098561ef50.gif

      lol


    80. AZfederalist
      85 | December 15, 2018 11:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she’s sworn into Congress

      So basically she is stating that she has not assimilated into the American culture.


    81. yenta-fada
      86 | December 15, 2018 11:34 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Rashida Tlaib to wear traditional Palestinian gown when she’s sworn into Congress

      So basically she is stating that she has not assimilated into the American culture.

      Exactly. She wants to turn the whole world into the glory of her “home”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrE51qpbEUI


    82. coldwarrior
      87 | December 15, 2018 11:39 pm

      home!

      thanks for the post.

      see yinz tomorrow, i need to sleeeeeeeeeeep!


    83. yenta-fada
      88 | December 15, 2018 11:43 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      A lullaby from a very young Aretha. “Skylark”

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


    84. Possum
      89 | December 16, 2018 12:00 am

      As a legal resident in The United States of America I often visit this site when I hear sirens.

      https://cohweb.houstontx.gov/ActiveIncidents/Combined.aspx?agency=P

      FSGI is Failure to stop and give information

      The bad one as far as I am concerned is

      FSRA Failure to stop and render assistance. That means some one was hurt.

      Both happen too often in Houston.

      I wonder why?

      8250 CREEKBEND DR BLK BRAES CREEK DR 530X 12/15/2018 22:43 CRASH/MAJOR/NON FATAL N
      8635 GULF FWY IB BLK PROSPERITY AVE 535Y 12/15/2018 22:41 CRASH/MAJOR/NON FATAL N
      9814 PEACHTREE ST 454C 12/15/2018 22:41 CRASH/MAJOR/NON FATAL N
      17998 TOMBALL PKWY OB 370J 12/15/2018 22:36 TRAFFIC HAZARD/URGENT N
      10498 BISSONNET OBIB 529U 12/15/2018 22:18 CRASH/MAJOR/FSRA N
      2001 PRESTON ST 493R 12/15/2018 21:52 CRASH/MINOR N
      NIH45IB-SHEPHERD N 7999 N IH 45 FWY IB N SHEPHERD EXIT 412V 12/15/2018 21:49 CRASH/UNK MAJOR/MINOR N
      7358 WALKER ST BLK S 74TH ST 495W 12/15/2018 21:44 CRASH/MINOR/FSGI N
      IH45IB-CROSSTIMBERS 4405 N IH 45 FWY IB CROSSTIMBERS IBOB 453K 12/15/2018 21:34 CRASH/UNK MAJOR/MINOR N
      11327 CARLA ST BLK BENBROOK DR 413Y 12/15/2018 21:28 CRASH/MINOR/FSGI N
      2001 PRESTON ST 493R 12/15/2018 21:20 CRASH/MINOR N
      6200 SOUTHWEST FWY OB HILLCROFT TC 531A 12/15/2018 20:55 CRASH/MINOR/FSGI N
      8596 ALMEDA RD 533S 12/15/2018 20:30 CRASH/MAJOR/NON FATAL N
      4701 REED RD 573D 12/15/2018 20:26 CRASH/MAJOR/FSRA N
      16201 CLAY RD 448E 12/15/2018 20:25 CRASH/MINOR N
      1502 LUBBOCK ST BLK TRINITY 493L 12/15/2018 19:45 CRASH/UNK MAJOR/MINOR N
      12598 MARKET ST 496L 12/15/2018 19:35 CRASH/MINOR/DISTURBANCE N
      8198 WOODLYN RD 455F 12/15/2018 18:56 CRASH/MAJOR/FSRA N
      1901 CULLEN BLVD GULF FWY IB 494W 12/15/2018 18:15 CRASH/MINOR/FSGI N
      9100 PEACHTREE ST BLK FIRNAT ST 454G 12/15/2018 18:13 CRASH/MAJOR/NON FATAL N
      3900 BLOSSOM ST BLK LEVERKUHN ST 492M 12/15/2018 17:37 CRASH/MINOR/DISTURBANCE N


    85. lobo91
      90 | December 16, 2018 12:38 am

      For anyone in need of some entertainment tonight, here’s an awesome Samantha Fish set, shot last weekend in New Orleans where she headlined the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. It’s the full hour and 40 minute show, professionally shot with multiple cameras and surround sound:


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