Monday, July 16, 2018

MOVES AND COUNTERMOVES: Motives Behind the Trump-Putin Press Conference

Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you." -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), January 3, 2017
Over the course of the last week alone, we have learned some interesting things about the leadership of the Department of Justice and the FBI:

The Timing of the Mueller Indictments

Just hours before the Trump-Putin summit, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released indictments of 12 Russian spies identified by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Only one problem: the indictments were rehashed accusations from the House Intelligence Committee's months-old report. The timing of the indictments raise questions about the DOJ's intentions with respect to the Trump-Putin summit. Further, as Andrew C. McCarthy points out, 26 of the total 32 subjects indicted by Mueller are unlikely to ever see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Highlighting the partisan nature of the DOJ's actions, the indictments themselves omit attempted hacks of Republican individuals and organizations.

Larwyn's Linx: Nearly All Clinton Emails Sent to ‘Foreign Hostile Power,’ FBI Did Nothing

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Nation

Nearly All Clinton Emails Sent to ‘Foreign Hostile Power,’ FBI Did Nothing: Petr Svab
Trump 2020, GOP groups raise $33 million in just 3 months, small donors rule: Paul Bedard
Report: Russia not attacking midterms on same scale as in 2016: Elizabeth Zwirz

Baltimore police 'stopped noticing crime' after Freddie Gray riots: Rick Moran
An illegal immigrant beheaded a 13 year old girl in Alabama. : Ashley Remkus
Sunday Talks: John Ratcliffe Discusses Strzok and Page Testimony: CTH

Democrats Have 12 Million More Registered Voters Than Republicans: S. Noble
American Jews and Democrats: Part I : RPJ
House Democrat: ‘China declared trade war,’ not Trump: Joel Gehrke

Hillary begins speech: ‘I’m so tired, I can barely stand’: Kyle Olson
Ouch: Nancy Pelosi Calls Potential Challenger Tim Ryan “Inconsequential”: RS
New SF Mayor: 'There's More Feces ... Than I've Ever Seen': TargetLiberty

Economy

Public-Employee Unions Maintain a Privileged Status: Larry Sand
Teachers sue to recoup union payments following Supreme Court ‘Janus’ ruling: CollegeFix
Union Skimming of Disability Funds Gains Focus of Trump Administration: Jack Davis

Scandal Central

Why didn't Obama crack down on Russian “influence” in US politics until after the 2016 election? : Techno Fog
The most interesting part of CNN's article about FBI employees dissatisfaction with leadership: Harold Finch
Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Chairman Devin Nunes: CTH

Insulation – Strzok’s Testimony & Mueller’s Indictment: Jeff Carlson
Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI: Michael Goodwin
Nunes: Mueller indictment looks 'ridiculous' because it omitted Republicans targeted by Russia: Daniel Chaitin

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Recycling: Another environmental scam goes bust: Colin Flaherty

Media

Media’s Obsession With ‘Collusion’ Continues To Destroy Its Credibility: David Harsanyi
Jeffrey Toobin’s Supreme Court Tantrums Should Embarrass CNN: Warren Henry
New Yorker Column Summarizes the Left: Everything is Broken Because They’re Losing: Mike LaChance

When The FBI Does It, That Means That It’s Not Illegal: SDA
Progressives Don’t Want Trump to Get Credit for the ‘Obama Economy’: David Rutz
It's Just My Opinion: Vulgar Curmudgeon

World

London Squalling: Jim Goad
Take Trump's advice, England: Don Surber
More rapes in Halifax by Muslim migrants, as rape culture invades our high-trust society: Ezra Levant

Will Trump and Putin Reach a Grand Bargain?: Stuart Schneiderman
Iran the likely loser when Trump and Putin meet: Times
Everything In the Middle East Is Blowing Up: BattleSwarm

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Jeff Bezos may soon be able to blast you into space for as little as $200K: Joe Tacopino
Twitter culls fake followers, Democrats hardest hit: Monica Showalter
State Department Gives Up Case Against 3D Printed Gun Pioneer: Stephen Gutowski

Cornucopia

Want To Know What Is Really Going On?: Vulgar Curmudgeon
I Like Ike: MOTUS
‘See Ya Later, Suckas!’ The Obituary of a 5-Year-Old Boy in His Own Words: Christina Caron

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

FACT-CHECK: TRUE --- The DNC "Hack" Never Happened

By Michael Thau

Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election is predicated on Russian intelligence having hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computers. Russia’s guilt is such an article of faith among our political class, that a Republican-controlled Congress imposed sanctions and President Trump signed on, substantially worsening relations with an important and potentially dangerous nation.

Outside the Acela Corridor, however, one finds more skepticism.

A lot of ordinary folks wonder why the DNC wouldn’t let any outside parties examine their server. Instead, the FBI accepted the word of CrowdStrike, a private contractor hired by the DNC, without any independent confirmation.

And a bunch of not so ordinary folks who know a thing or two about computers thinks there may be a simple explanation for the DNC’s unwillingness to let outsiders have a peek at the evidence: There isn’t any. The Russian hacking that’s caused so much division and turmoil at home and abroad never really happened. It was all a ruse.

Larwyn's Linx: Lisa Page Testimony: Rod Rosenstein Lied To Chairman Devin Nunes

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Nation

Lisa Page Testimony: Rod Rosenstein Lied To Chairman Devin Nunes: CTH
Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page gets closed-door grilling from House GOP: Katie Bo Williams
Rosenstein Delivers Indictments For 12 Russians, Then Buries in a Lock-box: CTH

10 Ways DOJ Abused Its Authority When It Spied On Trump’s Campaign: Margot Cleveland
FISA Abuse: It is the Risk, the Reality, and the Reason…: CTH
GOP Lawmakers: Lisa Page ‘Credible’: OANN

ICE: Criminal Illegal Alien Deported 11 Times Attacked Woman with Chainsaw: Daily Wire
Dems seeking to abolish ICE say they will vote against abolishing ICE: Anna Giaritelli
Red State Dems to Schumer: ‘Kiss My You Know What’​ on SCOTUS: Cameron Cawthorne

Will Hillary persist in 2020? Her actions suggest ‘yes’: Lauren DeBellis Appell
Feinstein gets progressive smackdown: Politico
Pelosi Sets House Dem Leadership Elections for After Thanksgiving: Conor Beck

The FBI’s Lack Of Curiosity About A Foreign Power Getting 30K Hillary Clinton Emails Is Astounding: RS
The appearance of FBI counsel in the interview with Page: Thomas Wictor
The Time Zone of Guccifer 2 cf.7z: Steve McIntyre (9/18/2017)

Economy

Market Analyst Mohamed El Erian: “USA is poised to win a trade war”: CTH
Even a former drug dealer can’t handle teaching in Philly’s schools: Dave Huber
Hydrocarbon Hypocrisy: Bob McManus

Scandal Central

Gohmert: Peter Strzok Knew 'Foreign Entity' Hacked Clinton's Emails and Did Nothing: Robert Kraychik
Seriously: Call in the Secret Service to investigate Special Agent Strzok: Ed Timperlake
Peter Strzok: FBI Debated Russia Collusion Probe Based on Trump’s Poll Numbers: Aaron Klein

Peter Strzok’s Affair is a National Security Crisis: Brandon J. Weichert
A little tutorial thread re Comey, McCabe and Strzok: Michael Barnes
For over a year I have been harping on the DNC Russia Crowdstrike Lies: ɭ๏ɭค💋

Media

#FakeNews: Nikki Haley compels WaPo reporter to take down tweets, add correction: Twitchy
Kim DotCom: I Was Warned Not to Turn Over Seth Rich Evidence to Mueller: Jim Hoft
Dershowitz: Indictment of 12 Russians Proves Special Counsel 'Never Needed': Wanda Carruthers

Peter Strzok's father makes me believe Junior is a spy for Iran: Thomas Wictor
Mark Levin campaigns for Ron DeSantis at Trump Club in Jupiter: Jacob Ogles
Media Misleads on Kamala Harris, Berkeley School Segregation : Daniel Greenfield

World

The American Empire Strikes Back: Stuart Schneiderman
Nigel Farage Discusses President Trump U.K. Visit and Accompanying Truth Bombs Over Brexit: CTH
Queen Elizabeth Welcomes POTUS and FLOTUS to Windsor Castle: CTH

Thousands Show Up for Pro-Trump, Pro-Robinson Censored Rally in the UK: S.Noble
Nicaragua: It Hits The Fan: BattleSwarm
France: A Second Jihad in the Bataclan?: Guy Millière

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Black Sarcophagus Unearthed In Egypt... And It’s Still Sealed: Carla Baranauckas
Meth, 'the Devil's drug', is back and killing more people than ever.: Joshua Sharpe
Book sheds amazing new light on the profound relationship between man and beast: DailyMail

Cornucopia

Solzhenitsyn Mourned Bastille Day. So Should All Christians.: John Zmirak
Watch Donald Trump save the life of a British idiot: Thomas Wictor
Driver wrecks $300K McLaren in Virginia 1 day after buying it: WJLA

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: Robert Mueller releases bizarre, non-actionable indictments against 12 Russians

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Nation

Mueller releases bizarre, non-actionable indictments against 12 Russians: Techno Fog
Ignore the spin — still no evidence of Trump collusion: Jonathan Turley
Struck by Strzok: Stu Cvrk

Two key takeaways from the latest indictment in Mueller's investigation: Becket Adams
Russian Hackers Kept DNC Backdoor Longer Than Anyone Knew: Kevin Poulsen
Republicans walked right into Peter Strzok's trap: Chris Swecker

Devin Nunes scores victory, access to FBI informant docs expanded: Daniel Chaitin
House Republicans spotted with Rosenstein's impeachment docs: BPR
You can't recall being told Clinton’s emails were going to an enemy?: Robert Kraychik

Anti-Mask Law Targets Antifa: Tom Knighton
Three Reasons the Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018 Is a Bad Idea: Jim Treacher
Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t Defined by the Swamp that Spawned Him: Nicholas L. Waddy

Democrats attack Border Patrol while rescuing pregnant woman: Nicole Darrah
Peter's 'principles' damaged public's faith in FBI: Kevin R. Brock
Strzok by a Farce: Andrew C. McCarthy

Economy

NJ governor hikes taxes as residents and businesses flee: Steven Malanga
Lagos: Hope and Warning: Armin Rosen

Scandal Central

It's starting to look like Lisa Page flipped long ago: Stealth Jeff
The Clinton Hack: It's Really That Bad: Katica
This indictment is extremely weak: REX

Media

Caldwell Praises Trump DOJ After 1955 Emmett Till Case Reopened: FNI
Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery: Tyler O'Neil
Soccer Moms Take On Sharia In New Book: Andrew Harrod

World

A Strategic Reset for NATO: Zalmay Khalilzad
Mastung massacre: 128 martyred, over 200 injured in suicide blast claimed by Islamic State: Mohammad Zafar
The Relentless Radicalization of Sweden: Gatestone

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The 'Pillars of Creation' in unprecedented detail in new NASA image: DailyMail
The World's First Full-Color, 3D X-rays Are Freaking Me Out: Andrew Liszewski
Your next smartphone screen could be bullet-proof: DailyMail

Cornucopia

I'm wondering if Strzok is another Robert J. Hanssen: Thomas Wictor
Injury Incidence and Patterns Among Dutch CrossFit Athletes: NIH
Meanwhile, Inside Plato’s Cave: MOTUS

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Friday, July 13, 2018

PHOTO: Thank you, Democrats, for Clarifying Our Areas of Disagreement

This:

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UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE: FBI’s Strzok Was Told a Foreign Power Hacked All of Clinton’s Emails and Did... Nothing

By Luke Rosiak

A member of the House Committee on the Judiciary said during a hearing Thursday that a government watchdog found that nearly all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity and that the FBI didn’t follow-up on that finding.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia,” he added.

Gohmert said the ICIG investigator, Frank Rucker, presented the findings to Strzok, but that the FBI official did not do anything with the information.

Larwyn's Linx: Rep. Louie Gohmert Drops Strzok Hearing’s Bombshell Revelation

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Nation

Rep. Louie Gohmert Drops Strzok Hearing’s Bombshell Revelation: CHQ
Jim Jordan on Strzok Testimony, Admission of Receiving Dossier from Bruce Ohr: CTH
Strzok claims he still has security clearance: Chuck Ross

Peter Strzok's Smirk Said He Was Lying: Roger L. Simon
Gohmert and Desantis Discuss Strzok Testimony and Fallout: CTH
Jordan Questions Strzok About Steele Dossier and Contacts With Media: CTH

Trey Gowdy Interview About Peter Strzok's Mendacity.: Brew
Strzok's Smirk: Daniel Greenfield
5 Controversial Moments From Strzok’s Chaotic Testimony To Congress: Michael T. Snyder

Scandal Central

The “Intelligence Laundry System” is The Risk Strzok Attempting to Conflate: CTH
Julian Assange, CrowdStrike, and the Russian Hack That Wasn’t: Michael Thau
Parkland survivors sue the Coward of Broward: Don Surber

Media

Brett Kavanaugh: The Horror And Outrage Of The Left: Stately McDaniel Manor
This article by the NYT on the IG report is nothing short of propaganda for the DNC: Shem Infinite
DNC Will Be In Chicago, “Looking Like 1968”: Jazz Shaw

POTUS Tells U.K. Media a Failed Economic Brexit Likely Means No U.S. Trade Deal Possible: CTH
Gohmert Tells Strzok He’s a Liar – “Did You Use That Smirk When You Lied To Your Wife”: CTH
The Democrats at the FBI agent Peter Strzok Hearing: What You Need to Know: James Ledbetter

World

Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies: Daniel Greenfield
Chaos in Our Time: Theodore Dalrymple
President Trump, the NATO Summit & Some Hard Facts: Jeff Carlson

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Artificial intelligence and the risks of a ‘hyper-war’: Asia Times
Sextortion scam knows your password, but don’t fall for it: Danny Bradbury
Researchers trace Parkinson's damage in the heart: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cornucopia

#FLOTUSFriday - Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee Edition: MOTUS
The most ‘creepy’ part of Peter Strzok’s testimony (the gif will haunt your dreams): Twitchy
Lying NY Democratic Candidate Takes Pledge To Try To Lie Less… And Fails: Jazz Shaw

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: Did FBI get bamboozled by multiple versions of Trump dossier?

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Nation

Did FBI get bamboozled by multiple versions of Trump dossier?: John Solomon
Leftists Don’t Oppose Kavanaugh. They Oppose the Constitution.: EIB
Kavanaugh Threatens the Left's Right to Cheat: Human Events

Treasonous FBI agent Strzok set for public House grilling: The Hill
Bill Clinton dishes out fiction on Loretta Lynch meeting: Peter Lucas
Border Protection: De Blasio Illegally Crossed U.S.-Mexico Border: Jack Heretik

Left-Wing Antifa Terrorists ‘Freaking Out’ over Proposed ‘Unmasking’ Law: John Nolte
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shakes DNC To Its Core – Paints The Party Red: NoisyRm
The Maxine Waters Marxist Minstrel Show: Daniel Greenfield

Peter Strzok faces the music: Kelly Cohen
Odd: Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help Collect Kavanaugh Papers: Katie Benner
Store manager fired after intercepting gun thief suspect in Florida: Elizabeth Zwirz

Economy

New stimulus analysis shows Obama never understood investment: Monica Showalter

Scandal Central

Sex, Lies and the Deep State: Daniel Greenfield
Lisa Page tells Congress what they can do with their subpoena: Jazz Shaw
Mueller reveals tenuous link between Manafort charges and Trump: Byron York

Goodlatte and Gowdy Give Lisa Page Attorney Three Options to Avoid Contempt Charges: CTH
Chairman Goodlatte: 7 Months of Refusals by Lisa Page To Comply With Subpoena(s): CTH
Ex-Navy sailor pardoned by Trump sues Obama, Comey for failure to prosecute Hillary: Elizabeth Llorente

Media

CNN scumbags contacting Jim Jordan’s former staff and interns for dirt on him: Chris Pandolfo
Dershowitz: ‘Kavanaugh is 100% Correct,’ President Should Not Be Criminally Prosecuted: Randy DeSoto
Mollie Hemingway: Never Trumpers Way Overrepresented In Media: Tim Hains

David Corn Gets Pwnt: Jeff Carlson
Emily Peck Gets Pwnt: Hashtag Griswold
Washington Post Article Buries Race of Hate Attack Culprit in Fifth Paragraph: Tom Knighton

14 Wrestlers Slam Accusations Against Jim Jordan, Attack MSM and Accusers: TruePundit
Columbia Journalism Review Fawns Over Dan Rather, 'Emblem of American Journalism': Tim Graham
"Look, There's a Smuggler!": Kevin W.

World

Epic: President Trump Eats NATO for Breakfast: CTH
Trump: ‘Germany Is Totally Controlled by Russia’: David Rutz
Trump drops threat to leave NATO, 'very happy' with spending commitments: Pete Kasperowicz

Trump is absolutely right to call out NATO allies: Undercover Huber
Anything for Iran: How Obama threw national security (and troops' lives) out the window: Monica Showalter
The Un-Making of the West: WRSA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Spiders Use Earth's Electric Field to Fly Hundreds of Miles: Ed Yong
New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles: BT
Bayesian Machine Learning, Explained: Zygmunt Zając

Cornucopia

From Now On At Least Bring a Passing Dish: MOTUS
I didn't actually listen, I just took screen grabs: Thomas Wictor
Woman, 48, found dead in garbage chute at Weiner-Abedin's former address: Daily Mail

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE: FBI Lovebird Lisa Page Spits on Congressional Subpoena

By Tyler Durden

GOP Congressional investigators are furious after former FBI attorney Lisa Page issued a statement through her attorney notifying a jount House panel that she would ignore a subpoena to appear on Wednesday because she wasn't allowed access to documents by the FBI.

Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, claimed that "Lisa and I went to the FBI today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress related to her propsed interview, but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents."

Larwyn's Linx: Did US Intelligence Agencies Collude With Clinton To Influence 2016 Election?

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Nation

Did US Intel Agencies Collude With Clinton To Subvert 2016 Election?: John D. O'Connor
Lisa Page Tells Congress to Piss Off: Samuel Chamberlain
Unless we heed Clarence Thomas’ warning, ‘travel ban’ victory is hollow: Daniel Horowitz

Jim Jordan Is A Man of Integrity Railroaded With Factless Allegations: Jim DeMint
Louie Gohmert blames 'dirty tricks law firm' for Jim Jordan's troubles: Melissa Quinn
Have Jordan Accusers Reported Abuse at Their Work Places?: Dov Fischer

Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Targeted by Obama Administration: Michael Bastasch
Trump's answer to family separation: 'Don't come to our country illegally': Katelyn Caralle
Invaders Are Not Immigrants: Shari Goodman

Mueller Will Not Present ‘Collusion’ Evidence at Manafort’s Trial: Andrew C. McCarthy
Levin: Democrats don’t want a Supreme Court — they want a ‘politburo’: Chris Pandolfo
Levin: ‘We are constitutionalists and we get to ask questions too’: Jordan Schachtel

Democrats' Senate dream slips away: Alexi McCammond, Axios
Why Trump may not be to blame for immigrants being booted from the military: Alex Ward, Vox
‘Unmasking Antifa Act' includes 15-year prison term proposal: Emily Birnbaum

Economy

The Facts on Employment: Lawrence R. Lindsey

Scandal Central

Somebody's Lying About Rosenstein’s Subpoena Threats Against Congressional Staffers: Mollie Hemingway
Musician who arranged Trump Tower meeting, denies collusion and "pee tape" allegations: Chuck Ross
Special Counsel opens case file on Ryan Zinke after he posted photo of Trump socks: Naomi Lim

Court Docs Allege More Corruption by Mueller’s “Pit Bull” in Manafort Case: Sara Carter
The Criminal Case against Hillary Clinton in Whitewater Land Scandal: JW (2016)
Boston weighs giving legal, non-US citizens voting rights : Globe

Media

Nunes Targets the Real Collusion: The Media and DOJ: Julie Kelly
SCOTUS Protests Are as Salty and Ridiculous as We'd Hoped: Megan Fox
Democrats attack family of young cancer survivor for thanking Eric Trump for $16MM in donations: DailyMail

No, Trump Administration Didn’t Oppose Breastfeeding At World Health Organization: Mollie Hemingway
A question of life vs. death: Paul Kengor
The Dimwitted: Christopher J. Scalia

World

EU President Donald Tusk Threatens U.S. President Trump: CTH
Mexico will create its own border force... on its southern border: Report: Times
Germany Outlaws Turkish Boxing Gang: Soeren Kern

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Privacy conversation turns to enabling smart TV tracking services: Nancy Owano
Journalism by Government in New Jersey: Deborah Bell
Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair: David Horsey (12/2016)

Cornucopia

Ex-Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe Goes Full Drama Queen Over SCOTUS Pick: LidBlog
Twin Sons From Different Motherlands: MOTUS
How media, Dems and celebrities spun story about a 91 year old man being beaten with a brick: @FarLeftWatch

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

One Picture Shows Why Democrats Who are Protesting Trump’s SCOTUS Pick are Unprincipled Losers

For you liberals and other miscreants, does this help?

Trump could have nominated a reincarnated Earl Warren and he'd face opposition from the goose-stepping, far left, resistance-at-all-costs Democrats. #WalkAway.

Larwyn's Linx: The Pendulum Is Swinging the Right Way

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Nation

The Pendulum Is Swinging the Right Way: EIB
Protests planned for SCOTUS nominee regardless of who he picks: Jessica Kramer
Levin: Democrats don’t want a Supreme Court — they want a ‘politburo’: Chris Pandolfo

Trump Picks Kavanaugh: Charles Fain Lehman
It’s Justice Kavanaugh: Herschel Smith
Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court: Mairead McArdle

Understanding Why Jim Jordan Is Being Smeared: CHQ
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page subpoenaed to appear before House committees: Naomi Lim
Los Alamitos Mayor Gears Up for Long Sanctuary-State Battle Ahead: Susan Crabtree

Here’s What Happened the Last Time the Left Got Nasty: It Wasn't Pretty: David Greenberg
Nancy Pelosi Vows To ‘Avenge President Obama If It’s The Last Thing I Do’: Peter Hasson
Pelosi: ‘Civilization As We Know It … Is at Risk in This Election’: Andrew Kugle

Economy

Recessional: Bill Quick
The Tunnel That Could Break New York: Michael Grunwald
President Trump Begins Removing Chinese Panda Mask….: CTH

Scandal Central

Questions Linger in the House IT Scandal: Rachel Bovard
Mueller team asks judge to stop Manafort from using ‘selective prosecution’ argument: Brett Samuels
Here's Why I Don't Comment on the Manafort Proceedings: Stealth Jeff

Important: Robert Mueller Lead Attorney Coordinated Investigative Strategy With Four AP “Reporters”: CTH
Court Docs Allege More Corruption by Mueller’s “Pit Bull” in Manafort Case: Sara Carter
Joe diGenova: Manafort Attorneys Will Put Mueller Hitman Weissmann on Witness Stand: GWP

Media

Did Cicero Devise Modern Constitutional Thought on His Own?: David Potter
No, Tomi Lahren, Overturning Roe Would Not Be A ‘Big Mistake’: Georgi Boorman
Movie producer Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex assault charge: Tea Kvetenadze

Why the NYT Is Obsessed with Alan Dershowitz: Roger L. Simon
Daily Beast Uncovers Devious Papist Plot to Destroy America: The Federalist Society: Alex Griswold
Miss Massachusetts contestant drops out of race after host makes ‘Me Too’ joke: Avery Anapol

World

Britain marks the 70th anniversary of its National Health Service with unreflective celebration.: Theodore Dalrymple
UK Woman Dies After Poisoning by Soviet-Era Nerve Agent: Andrew Kugle
U.S. Seeks to Thwart Iran Flying Millions in Cash Out of Germany: Adam Kredo

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Cybertheft protection: Wrap your car key fob in foil: USA Today
5,000-Year-Old Mesopotamian Pay Stub Reveals Workers Were Paid with Beer: Mark Miller
BGP borked? Blame the net's big boppers: Register

Cornucopia

Let’s go to Bizarro World!: Cold Fury
Lost, But Never Forgotten: C&S
Live By the Sword, Die By the Sword: MOTUS

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QOTD: "The really, really important thing about the Supreme Court choice is that Hillary Clinton is not the one making it. That is so big! That is so huge compared to what everybody thought was going to happen on Election Day 2016. And there are going to be more opportunities for Trump to get more good judges on this court. And that’s going to have a multi-decade impact on this country, the way things are currently structured.

The Democrats have not had this little power, as defined by seats held, elected seats held, since the 1920s. The primary obstacle people have in seeing a robust pendulum switching back to the right direction is the daily presentation of what’s called news in the media. I know I sound a little bit like a broken record on this. But it happens to be the case.

And I again offer you a suggestion: Stop watching it for a week, just as a test. Stop watching TV. Go where you want to go to inform yourself. I’m not saying stop informing yourself. I’m saying stop watching cable news. Maybe watch a little Fox, but stop watching CNN, and don’t read the New York Times, the Washington Post. You know the things to avoid. Find other ways to inform yourself. Just listen to this program, basically.

And after a week you will feel entirely different about the country and the direction things are going. Because you’re not gonna be hit daily with this never-ending drumbeat of chaos, pessimism, negativism, and so forth. And it will make a difference." --Rush Limbaugh

Monday, July 09, 2018

@NYMag: The Conspiracy Theory That Ate New York

This is the helpful illustration that New York Magazine published to help readers understand its convoluted -- and, needless to say, #FakeNews -- cover story alleging a Trump-Putin plot that began in... 1987. Before the Soviet Union fell. Before Putin had assumed any sort of true power. Oh, that rascally Drumpf, quite the prescient and stable genius!


There were a few errors. I fixed the diagram for 'em:

#SHUTITDOWN: Mueller "Pit Bull" Weissman arranged meeting with AP reporters to discuss Manafort probe

By Chuck Ross

Justice Department documents released on Friday confirm that the DOJ attorney known as Robert Mueller’s “pit bull” arranged a meeting with journalists in April 2017 to discuss an investigation into Paul Manafort.

The documents show that Andrew Weissmann arranged a meeting with DOJ and FBI officials and four Associated Press reporters on April 11, 2017, just over a month before Mueller was appointed special counsel.

Manafort’s lawyers obtained the documents on June 29 and revealed them in a briefing filed in federal court in Virginia. The attorneys are pushing for a hearing into what they say are possible leaks of secret grand jury information, false information and potentially classified materials from the meeting.

“The meeting raises serious concerns about whether a violation of grand jury secrecy occurred,” a lawyer for Manafort, Kevin Downing, wrote in a motion requesting a hearing. “Based on the FBI’s own notes of the meeting, it is beyond question that a hearing is warranted.”

Larwyn's Linx: An Important Nunes Interview & 8 Highlighted Points

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Nation

An Important Nunes Interview & 8 Highlighted Points: Jeff Carlson
Devin Nunes calls for House probe of 42 Obama-era anti-Trump activists: Times
What the Left doesn’t want you to know about Jim Jordan’s accusers: Nate Madden

Property owners along border get notices from feds about 'tactical infrastructure': Times
This Obama era program had a success rate lower than the Maury show: Rising Serpent
Will #Resistance summer dampen the Democrats' big autumn?: Salena Zito

Durbin: Blocking SCOTUS pick trumps red-state Dems' reelection: Daniel Chaitin
Dems Shut Down Freeway to Protest Gangs Shooting Each Other: Daniel Greenfield
Members Of Socialist Ocasio-Cortez's Party Threaten McConnell: Ryan Saavedra

Wait–How Many Immigrants Are On Welfare Again?: Matt Vespa
GOP Candidate: ‘Outside of Western Civilization, There is Only Barbarism’: Ben Boychuk
Charge the Employers: Karl Denninger

American Jews - how can you justify more Islamic refugees?: RPJ
St Jude family, attacked after thanking Eric Trump for $16 mil in donations fights back: Tom Tillison
Mark Levin Offers Supreme Court Recommendations: Jeff Poor

Economy

What Could “Collapse” Look Like? Let’s Look at a Country Currently in Free Fall: FO
Castro, Chavez, and 'bad luck': Glenn Reynolds
Sour Pelosi: Strong job growth a 'raw deal' for American people: Mirror

Scandal Central

Details emerge on Justice Department meeting with reporters on Manafort: Josh Gerstein
Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull’ Arranged Meeting With AP Reporters To Discuss Manafort Investigation: Chuck Ross
The secret story of how the Obama administration protected enemies in Afghanistan from prosecution: Josh Meyer

Mueller's team expected to present evidence connecting Trump's campaign to Paul Manafort's trial: Katie Leach
Robert Mueller's Beltway Coverup: Lee Smith (3/13/18)
FBI Vault, Part 23; pages 121-132 - Here are two pages of the letter, but read the whole thing: Katica

Media

Rap Sheet: 202 Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters: John Nolte
Epic – President Trump Tweets Election Night Video Mashup….: CTH
@BrigidWD writes a brilliant parody of an insane leftist blaming her own failings on Trump: Thomas Wictor

World

Haiti Erupts In Violence, US Youth Group Trapped on Island: Jack Davis
Haiti Gov't Suspends Fuel Price Hike After Unrest: Telesur
Nigel Farage Discusses Upcoming Visit to U.K. by President Trump: CTH

Iran Has Completely Stopped Harassing US Ships: Ryan Pickrell
Four Gruesome Stories This Week: Clarion
Large-Scale Riots Continue In France For 4th Night: Tyler Durden

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

How Stratospheric Life Is Teaching Us About the Possibility of Extreme Life on Other Worlds: Starre Vartan
Automatic Sunglasses, No Battery: Jenny List
Are New Mars Rocks Shielding Secrets about Alien Life 4 Billion Years Ago?: Samuel Bavor

Cornucopia

So: The Democrats have decided that abolishing immigration laws is their key to victory: Thomas Wictor
What To Do While Waiting For Doomsday: MOTUS
Hackers Reportedly Stole 600 Gallons of Gas From Detroit Gas Station: AJ Dellinger

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: The Deep State Finds Its Next Target

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Nation

The Deep State Finds Its Next Target: Brandon J. Weichert
The Gangster State: The Z Man
For those who think the Deep State coup is still underway: Stealth Jeff

Let's see how racist Donald Trump really is...: Amber Greene
Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?: Michael Goodwin
Trump: I'm Required To Select Those Who'll Faithfully Interpret Constitution: Ian Hanchett

Former coaches, wrestlers, colleagues rush to defend Rep. Jim Jordan: Philip Wegmann
Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon: Morgan Gstalter
Poll: 59% fear violence from Trump haters, 31% predict civil war: Paul Bedard

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Changes Her Bio, Still Lying About Her Past: Daniel Greenfield
Get ready for a surge of illegal migration courtesy of Mexico's new president: John Lott, Jr.
Tough Gun Laws Do Nothing To Prevent Chicago PD Finding 35 Illegal Guns: Tom Knighton

Economy

I’m A Teacher. Here’s Why I’m Cheering My New Freedom From Unions: Sarah Mindlin
A Looming Census Fight: Howard Husock
After 40 Years, Here's Why I'm Leaving California: Thomas Wictor

Scandal Central

Devin Nunes: Evidence Underlying Carter Page FISA Warrant Was “Fraudulent”: CTH
New Evidence of FBI Anti-Trump Bias Bared As Trey Gowdy Eviscerates Adam Schiff: Onan Coca
Mueller Will Not Present Collusion Evidence At Manafort Trial: Chuck Ross

Media

On North Korea: This is why "experts" and the press are useless: Thomas Wictor
Unaccountable Big Media Personified: Julie Kelly
Dershowitz: I’m treated worse for defending Trump than I was for O.J. Simpson: TheHill

World

Che Guevara's boiling contempt for Mexicans – and AMLO's love for Che: Monica Showalter
Democrats Reject Israel Because They Reject American Nationalism: Caroline Glick
Six members of Thai soccer team are out of the cave: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

US laboratory declassifies hundreds of nuclear test videos: DailyMail
New videos show how Audi E-Tron’s new virtual side mirrors work: Engadget
Tiny Websites Have No Server: Al Williams

Cornucopia

Survival of the Richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind: Douglas Rushkoff
Mandalay Bay housekeeper found man with stash of guns in his room in 2014: DailyMail
Come. Sit.: MOTUS

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