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Wednesday
Aug032016

Overflow Thread

Fill-in until someone gets a good idea for a Friday topic.

 

Wednesday
Jul272016

Clinton Cash: The Director's Cut

Watch away:

Happy humpday

Sunday
Jul242016

Let the Chaos Continue: DNC Edition

I have a feeling this week's DNC will turn an apparent all-clear of DEFCON level 4 into a significant DEFCON level 2... politically speaking.  

Clipped from NowTheEndBegins.com to fit this page (because it's awesome)If you thought things looked bad last week in Cleveland, just wait until the protests begin inside/outside the Wells Fargo Center in Philly, where crowds are expected in the 30,000-50,000 range.  We'll see.  Occupy DNC claims to already have 20,000 committed protesters (and growing).  They are just one of more than 30 groups that are already planning to attend.

But...

Tthe DNC is prepared.... they built a wall ↗

Hillary probably approves:

Friday I had mentioned they didn't even have a schedule locked down.   Now it appears a prime-time speaking slot just opened up.   Debbie Doberman Schultz has either removed herself or was told to sit down by the DNC, just a day before the convention is set to begin, over leaked emails that were highly critical of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

In a May 5th email, under a subject line of “No s–t,” DNC CFO Brad Marshall was fishing for a way to label the Jewish Sanders as an atheist (people I thought the Democrat Party stood up for all this time):

Per the NY Post ("how Democrats screwed Sanders"):

“It might [make] no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief,” Marshall wrote, apparently referring to Sanders and upcoming Kentucky and West Virginia primaries.

“Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage,’’ Marshall asked.

“I think I read he is an atheist.”

“This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and atheist.”

The chief executive officer at the DNC, Amy Dacey, responded with a single word: “Amen.”

Marshall told The Intercept that he didn’t recall the sleazy e-mail.

But then he claimed it wasn’t an attempted hit job on Sanders.

“I can say it would not have been Sanders. It would probably be about a surrogate,” Marshall told the Web site.

He did not explain why the DNC would try to slime a Sanders surrogate.

I've heard some bad explanations, but the surrogate one is awful.   Can we please ask Mr Marshall which surrogate the DNC would be so anxious to label an atheist, and not a Jew?   Inquiring minds want to know.

There was also talk of collusion with the media in the leaked emails released by WikiLeaks... which is why this is funny:  

 

 

Check out that interview:

Russian-state actors, "helping Donald Trump", which made this Tweet even better:

 

 

DEFCON 3 is in effect.

It's gonna be a good week.    

Here's the link for the DNC live feed, if you're a glutton for punishment, as I am.

 

Friday
Jul222016

DNC Still Feeling the Bern

This will likely anger a lot of Bernie suporters leading up to the Democrats' convention:

 

Emails hinting at collusion between them, the Hillary camp and reporters... muddying the ethical waters to make Hillary appear less scandalous...  wobbley Dems and their uncertainty over the Occupier in Chief's plans...   but, you know, oh well, Melania Trump, or something.

Pass the popcorn please.

That is all (and have a great weekend).

Monday
Jul182016

GOP Convention ((LIVE STREAM))

I'll try to update these daily, but I forget stuff, so whatever:

For nitpicky folks:  Try C-Span (still the King)

Friday
Jul152016

Bernt Out

This week has been a tough week for Bernie Sanders supporters, as they had to sit back and watch him get on stage and officially endorse Hillary Clinton, the opponent he so adamently (and rightfully) spoke out against.   If only he would have jumped on that whole "email thing" early on... just sayin'.    Sounds like a careless strategy of his own.

But their loss is our gain, as the blowback has been harsh, but hilarious:

 "Okay, Hillary's talking...  and I can't stomach that right now... let's bolt"

And the memes...  OH, THE MEMES:

Even the Green Party is chiming in...


Yes, please.

Enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday
Jul122016

Must... Post... New... Topic...

But after the crazy past couple weeks...  Where would I even begin?

No joke... I was about to post a topic last week about Guccifer 2.0's most recent doc dump that came from the pit known as the DNC and the ridiculousness that was Comey's press conference when the Dallas shooting happened (caught it live while watching Fox News, as they discovered they were filming dead police officers) and my entire attention span went right towards the television screen. 

Until today I really haven't felt like posting anything to be honest.   I'd rather just sit back, watch, and discover just how rotten some people are on the inside.   It's easy to get lost in the cloud of rank divisive waters and ignore the political undertow happening underneath.   So let's drown, shall we?

Loretta Lynch is an eel, not a snake, circling these waters.   I don't trust anything that comes out of her mouth at this point, and fortunately for Hillary Clinton, she says a lot without really saying anything at all:

 Jim Jordan pretty much lays out her own bad judgement:

Rep Louis Gutierrez (D-IL) posted his own video, a version in which he completely cut the beginning 3-1/2 minutes out...  see if you can figure out why:

Here's a hint... via the Texas Congressman:

And then, as usual, Trey Gowdy with the money shot:

I'm not gay, but if I was, my preference would be that of a slim, South Carolinian senator with a law degree and multi-directional silver hair.

Here's the bonus video... just because it makes me aroused:

Friday
Jul012016

Independence Day

It was not an easy process, nor one entered into lightly.  It was no less than earthshaking.  We owe everything to our Founders.  

This clip from the film "1776" is one of my favorites.  It gets to the heart of the process, even while being a bit cloudy about dates (the vote was for the Lee Resolution, and taken on July 2nd, while the Declaration was approved on the 4th, and not fully signed for some time after.

John Adams, in a letter to his wife, said:

"I am apt to believe that it [July 2nd] will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

Well stated, Sir. 

 

Monday
Jun272016

House Democrats Release Own Benghazi Report as Cover-Fire for Hillary; Mentions "Trump" 23 Times Throughout; Still Can't Confirm Cause

So anxious to counter the inquiries by "Republicans" (mentioned 200 times), Democrats do little in proving anything, and instead come off looking obsessed and outlandishly silly.

Hat tip to Gowdy's crew:

A quick Ctrl+F search of the Democrats’ 339-page “report” reveals these telling facts:  (link added by skinnydipinacid)

339 – Total pages
 
334 – Number of times “Clinton” appears
 
200 – Number of times “Republicans” appears
 
85 – Number of times “Stevens” appears
 
55 – Number of times “Blumenthal” appears
 
36 – Number of times “Smith” appears
 
23 – Number of times “Trump” appears - ?????
 
15 – Number of times “Doherty” appears
 
12 – Number of times “Brock” appears
 
8 – Number of times “Correct the Record” appears
 
6 – Number of times “Woods” appears

Soooo...  that means Donald Trump, who had literally nothing to do with what happened in Benghazi, was mentioned MORE TIMES in the Democrat's "report" than, not one, but TWO of the men who actually died there (Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty)...  

....COMBINED!     (psst... Lefties...  15 + 6  <  23   ...just FYI)

There are some crazy people out there... then there are the type of crazies that give psychologists nightmares.   The members of the Democrats' Select Committee on Benghazi appear to lurk somewhere in-between.   This so-called reports is just another session on America's big brown leather couch where they speak unthinkable things that only they can consider rational.  

It's another case of Trump Anxiety.

To further their case for a serious prescription they concluded that Hillary did a remarkable job handling the crisis in Benghazi (I assume by showing that YouTuber a thing or two) and that they still can't pinpoint what led to the attacks, or who caused them (apparently those "guys out for a walk one night who decided to kill some Americans" have been removed from the suspect list).

Bonus:

Tuesday
Jun212016

Say What You Want About Trump... The Man Can Sure Brand Politicians

I'll admit, I'm kinda looking forward to seeing what kind of content lies in store with Trump's new website, LyingCrookedHillary.com, aimed to “showcase some of Clinton’s most disastrous lies to the American people.”.   Should be packed full of goodies.  Lots to choose from.

I suggest future leaked emails and documents (enjoy those 261 from the DNC hacking... thousands yet to come, or so they claim).  

Download button appears after the link.  Don't worry.  They're safe. I already scanned them all.   Password to open the zip file is #GucCi2/0

Oh, and the left-leaning hysterics really don't want you to read this either.

If nothing else they take your mind off the kind of wretched saps that that make up the current administration.  Apparently freedom of speech is thing some people can't quite grasp.   Maybe next they can blame the Orlando shooters motives on some random YouTube video.  Just sayin'.

Since I've kept my mouth shut for two whole days on this (consider it a new leaf I'm turning over to help keep me from cursing... so far it's not f***ing working!) so just nod along as I say this:  You know damn (there I go again) well that if this shooter had been a Christian male walking into an abortion clinic killing everything in site but unborn fetuses that this administration would make every attempt to pinpoint the specific dots worth connecting to help you see what the motives behind such an attack were, not omit every detail hoping some alternate context is created.

I guess when you can't make many other assumption based around the proven facts that you have to scrub out the dots entirely and hope some other random line is drawn, then filled in with crayons by a complicit media outlets and lapdog officials willing to push the killers narratives and blame the opposition party.   Nevermind that he swore allegience to radical Islamic organizations, and that they, along with such a significant percentage of Muslims support violent Jihad and the execution of gays (not to mention Jews, loose women, etc.), or that he shot up a gay club, or that he supported Hillary Clinton.  "Good grief, what could have possibly caused this, I mean... other than guns and Conservatives?"

(ACLU lawyer... go figure)

Does this same logic then apply to the hate that inspired this guy?

Thursday
Jun162016

Obama Gives Orlando Families "Who Don't Care About Politics" a Shoulder to Cry on During Hyper-Political Speech

... Because most everything he does defies logic:

Obviously he has a problem with setting aside his career as a pandering pot-stirr... er... I mean "Community Organizer" and being an actual leader during times of tragedy and unrest.   He claims to stand for the LGBT community, then pretty much calls them obsurd after said community is out hitting gun stores and stocking up (as are many others), trying (and failing, like usual) to convince Americans that it "defies logic" to assume you can stop an armed killer by being "similarly armed".

Absolutely... stupid.

Maybe if Obama spent as much time battling terrorists as he does blasting Republicans and defending the Muslim faith we wouldn't have as many problems as we currently do.  Eight years in and the guy still acts like an inexperienced bloviator when it comes to leading this nation.

But hey...  it's Friday.   Drink. 

Wednesday
Jun152016

Early Father's Day Thread

[ahem] Just in case anyone I know is reading this, and needs an idea.

 

Tuesday
Jun072016

Hillary Clinches Dem Nomination

Bernie fans are ticked too.

Can't say I blame them though.   They've been stuck listening to AP reports for more than 24 hours affirming Hillary had secured enough of the remaining super delegate votes to win, in turn quelling the Bernie votes, before rubbing their noses in it 1/2 hr before the polls closed with her victory speech.

That was a laughable moment too.  Her, talking about secretive money, and Wall Street brokering.   Yeah, we get it... you loaded your stump speech with Bernie Sanders talking points in hopes of attracting his supporters, but what you don't understand is that it's laughable when you do it.  

I bet this guy's happy though, and that's all that really matters:

... an oldie, but a goodie.

Monday
Jun062016

Conflict of Interest? Bias?  NAH!!!

The judge in the Trump University case has been happy to play the victim to Trump's stupid comment about him being a "Mexican."  Trump's fat mouth got him in hot water, but the facts emerging indicate that he wasn't far off the mark, if he had only left out the "Mexican" part.

Apparently the judge is hardly a shining light of objectivity, since he is associated with the self-identified racist group La Raza, even aiding an illegal alien to get a scholarship.

So, on one side we have Trump shooting off his big mouth, and on the other side we have a judge whose rancid associations call into question his fitness to hear this case, plus the megabucks (close to a million) paid to the Clintons by the law firm representing the plaintiffs.  To follow the smarmy media narrative, a big mouth is far worse than judicial malfeasance and legal conflicts of interest.      

Friday
May272016

Extended Weekend Open Thread

Seems like it's been a while since I did a "meh, who cares, let's just put something up post", but sadly this won't be one of those.  In fact, I might get wordy.   It's been that kind of week.

Before I begin, I just want to start by saying... I like my new Senator:

So good it almost makes you feel dirty.    I'm guessing a vast majority of frantic left-wingers felt the same way today (only without the "good" aspect) after seeing this epic tweet-blooper from MSNBC:

Unfortunately the tweet was quickly ruined with the appearance of Obama...  much like the economy, our nation's border, and every woman's public bathroom in America before it.  

OFF TOPIC:   Since Bill Clinton was once considered the country's first black president... Does that mean Obama is our nation's first transgender President?   (I'm thinking legacy)

Speaking of the Commander in Chief, did you see he's finally going after ISIS?   Only, not in the way YOU might think, by, you know...  killing them.   No, instead he's looking for ways to PROSECUTE them.   What a humanitarian.   Nevermind the growing trail of dead, innocent bodies left along the way.

Oh, and he told reporters in Japan he'd take one more question in his press conference today...   unfortunately for him it was a question about Prison Granny's growing email scandal.

Prison Granny went into full damage control mode Thursday after this news broke:

... Oh, and her aides' depositions are being kept private.  

Is THIS bad? 

Hillary defended herself saying is would not "affect either the campaign or my presidency.” She also noted that her use of private email was not unprecedented (even though Collin Powell, Condaleeza Rice and others didn't openly lie, delete emails, nor were they uncooperative with inspectors):

“I have turned over all of my emails. No one else can say that," Clinton said. "I have been incredibly open about doing that.” 

About 32,000 emails were deleted before she "turned them all over".

If I was her opponent, I'd want to debate her again too.   I bet Sanders only wishes he'd have had the courage to take her on earlier in the race instead of skating around it.    Guess he'll have to settle for a charity debate with Trump (who clinched the GOP nomination b.t.w.) instead.   Maybe if they threw in a few hundred thousand dollars to the Clinon Foundation we could turn this into a threesome.   Just sayin'.

And almost lastly...  another sad, pathetic politican:  Sen Orrin Hatch.    He wasn't capable of just admitting that Republicans are going to do whatever it takes to block any Supreme Court nominee until after Obama is gone (and good riddance to him) and instead tried to take some phony noble route by issuing a statement via an Op-Ed that read:

“Like many of my Senate colleagues, I recently met with Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. … Our meeting, however, does not change my conviction that the Senate should consider a Supreme Court nominee after this presidential election cycle"

One problem:  he hadn't met with Garland yet.   It was a draft that got accidentally published before the two had even had the opportunity to get acquainted.  SPOILER ALERT:  Garland didn't impress.

However, my vote for most ridiculous, idiotic, offensive pile(s) of oh-my-gawd-what-the-heck-is-that goes to the people of Tap 4 Fun... more pointedly the people behind their mobile MMO game "Invasion".   It's of the same mold as Game of War (remember that commercial?) and Mobile Strike (now sporting the Governator in its ads)

Well apparently this Invasion game (created by the company Tap 4 Fun) is looking for their own spokesperson, having seen the attention they've gained for their competition...  only they have decided to open it up to their players to, get this, VOTE on who their spokesperson should be out of a handful of candidates.

Today I got a message (in-game)... here's what it read:

Yes, they misspelled Keifer Sutherland's name... and no, I don't believe Baltimore Maryland is an actual person's name...  but they also included... Chris... KYLE!?  As in the Frog who's funeral was so notable that it had to be held at Cowboy Stadium Chris Kyle?!?!?   WHAT???!!!!!!  

The Facebook backlash has been fairly constant all day, and deservedly so.  Definitely biggest douches of the decade so far for either not knowing or (worse) knowing and finding it funny to put him in list of actors, a boxer (no idea what Mayweather has to do with a war game), an MMA fighter (ditto) and a city recently known for civil unrest thanks in part to their leftist State's Attorney that fell off the soapbox trying to make a name for herself.

This post is beginning to make me lose even more faith in humanity, so screw this, let's call it a weekend .  Enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day...   and don't forget to vote for Chris Kyle as a final "F-you" to Tap 4 Fun via their silly Facebook question (make sure you ask that all his proceeds as a spokeperson are paid in full to his family).