Friday, May 25, 2018

Andrew McCabe's $70,000 Table



Yes, this sort of sensitive information must be redacted.

McCabe spent $70,000 of taxpayer money on a table?

It's fun seeing the Deep State exposed.

Harvey Weinstein - Criminal Charges, Rape









Rape is a crime.

It's a victory that Harvey Weinstein is being held accountable.

I find it disturbing that so many stayed silent about his crimes for so many years.

He had a lot of enablers, way too many.

Those Hollywood Leftists aren't so enlightened after all.

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment



Morgan Freeman quickly issued an apology without taking any responsibility or admitting wrongdoing.




From AFP:
Sixteen people -- eight of whom say they were victims -- described to CNN a range of troubling behavior by Freeman on production sets or promotional tours.

The downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein last October triggered a US reckoning over sexual harassment and abuse that has toppled a litany of powerful men across a variety of sectors including entertainment, politics and media.

The actor, who turns 81 next week, issued a quick apology after the news network published its report.

"Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy," Freeman said in a statement.

"I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected -- that was never my intent."
Hollywood has a lot of creeps.

I don't know what else there is to say.


Trump Pardons Jack Johnson







Trump righted a wrong, something previous presidents declined to do.

Britt Slabinski - Medal of Honor

Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski - a true American hero.







Trump Cancels North Korea Summit



If the summit was nothing but a photo op, there would be no reason to cancel it.

It's clear that President Trump intends to get it right.







Star Wars - 41 Years Ago

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."



Forty-one years ago today, Star Wars was released.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

NFL National Anthem Policy

The NFL is adopting a no kneeling policy during the National Anthem.

Apparently, the league wants to stop the bleeding.




From FOX News:
The policy read: "the 32 member clubs of the National Football League have reaffirmed their strong commitment to work alongside our players to strengthen our communities and advance social justice."

The teams agreed to the following requirements:

"All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

"The Game Operations Manual will be revised to remove the requirement that all players be on the field for the Anthem."
Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room or in a similar location off the field until after the Anthem has been performed."

"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

"Each club may develop its own work rules, consistent with the above principles, regarding its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

"The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.​"

Goodell said that the "efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed" but it was unfortunate that "on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic."

"This is not and was never the case," he continued.
I've had enough of the National Anthem discussion and the NFL.

Rather than obsessing about the number of players kneeling during the anthem, now the focus will be on the number of players staying off the field while the anthem is played.

It's all so annoying.

In 2017, the Packers were awful. The Aaron Rodgers "Let's link arms during the anthem" crap was a total flop. The Packers were finished in mid-October. It was so easy not to care what was happening in the NFL. It was great being spared all the anthem idiocy.

Last season, the NFL made it clear that it didn't care about its fans.

Entertainment should not be annoying. If it is, then it's not entertaining. The enjoyment is gone. The NFL succeeded in sapping the fun out of the game and turning it political.

So, whatever.

Initiate a policy. Link arms to show unity. Whatever.

I don't care anymore.

Leave me alone.




Nancy Pelosi - What's Her Problem?

Something appears to be wrong with Nancy Pelosi.

From the American Mirror:

During her weekly press conference, the House Minority Leader — whom some speculate will be the next Speaker of the House if Democrats recapture the majority this November — was seen uttering gibberish, bizarrely laughing and staring off mid-sentence before re-engaging the press during the appearance.



Having Pelosi around is good for Republicans. The possibility of her taking over as Speaker of the House certainly serves as an incentive to vote to keep Democrats out of power.

Still, it seems like she's struggling with some sort of condition. She'll have some good days, but for the most part, she's a mess. It's disturbing.

I don't understand why the Democrats in the House choose to have her as their leader.


Zachary Petrizzo: "Why I'm Leaving Marquette University"

Zachary Petrizzo relays his experience at Marquette University. He explains why he won't be returning. Petrizzo wanted to attend a Jesuit, Catholic institution. He discovered that Marquette is neither.



On CampusReform.org, Petrizzo writes:
I am leaving Marquette University due to the rampant political bias on campus and the school’s growing separation from the Catholic Church.

...After one year at the institution, however, I have discovered that Marquette is anything but a Jesuit and Catholic university. There is no acceptance of conservative thoughts, let alone “diversity of thought,” and opinions that I support are frequently shut down in the classrooms.

I remember vividly a Comparative Politics class during which I mentioned that I found merit to the idea of building a border wall, only to be verbally rebuked by the professor for my opinion.

At one point, several professors hung Planned Parenthood signs on their office doors, yet the same administrators who are always quick to warn students against “microaggressions” still have not even issued a statement affirming the school’s pro-life values.

Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, a psychology professor at Marquette, perhaps put it best when he told The College Fix that “We are not a seminary.”

This is exactly what is wrong with the institution in my opinion. Putting our faith and heritage in a box and saying it can only be practiced in this setting. Our faith should be intertwined in each class and throughout daily life at the university.

...In December, I became Chairman of the Marquette University College Republicans and an Advisor to Marquette for Life, the pro life organization on campus, but I quickly found that this just made me a target.

From that point on, I hated going to class; students would yell “warnings” to others in the hallways, shouting “trigger warning” among other names. Simply because I disagreed with them? I suppose so.

I vividly recall a situation back in March, when two students approached me on a sidewalk and warned me that if I ever entered the Intercultural Center, I—and my family—would be “hunted down."

These incidents were all reported to the university police department after speaking to my parents about the confrontation, but to no avail.

In May of 2018 I would decide to not return to Marquette, and decision I addressed in an open letter to the administration.
This is disgraceful.

I've been saying that about Marquette since November 2014, when I became aware of the university's abuse of a student and its treatment of Dr. John McAdams.

That year, 2014, we chose to withhold our financial support, fully expecting the McAdams situation to be resolved promptly. Of course, that's not how it played out.

Under Mike Lovell's direction, the university will continue down its path of secularization.

I no longer recognize Marquette University.

I didn't leave Marquette.

Marquette left me.






MS-13 Animals



The mother of an MS-13 murder victim has the moral authority to call them "animals."

Waddy Wachtel - 71

Happy 71st Birthday, Waddy Wachtel!







Sterling Brown - Body-Cam Footage Released

From the Milwaukee Police Department, here's the full body-cam footage showing the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks Sterling Brown:



Here's a clip showing Brown after he was tased:



Here's Sterling Brown's statement:

My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked. This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.

Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community. Being a voice and a face for people who won’t be heard and don’t have the same platform as I have is a responsibility I take seriously. I am speaking for Dontre Hamilton of Milwaukee, Laquan McDonald of Chicago, Stephon Clark of Sacramento, Eric Garner of New York, and the list goes on. These people aren’t able to speak anymore because of unjust actions by those who are supposed to “serve and protect” the people.

The common denominator in all of these situations has been racism towards the minority community, the abuse of power, and the lack of accountability for officers involved. The lack of repercussions for the police officers involved in so many of these cases is offensive. This is a slap in the face to the victims’ families and communities.

Black men shouldn’t have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it’s our reality and a real problem. There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this.

There are no easy solutions to this problem, but there are strides that can be made to create change. I will do my part in helping to prevent similar incidents from happening to the minority community in the future.

This is bigger than me. My family, friends, legal team, Priority Sports, Milwaukee Bucks, the black community and the communities of all who stand against injustice plan to continue the fight. Peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community is the only way to respond. I know many of you will share my anger and frustration, but for our community to progress and grow, we need to build on what we already have and not destroy it. I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community.
So, the police body-cam video was released and there were no riots in Milwaukee as a result.

That's good.

Let the legal system work the rest out.





Diamond Dogs - 44 Years Ago

Diamond Dogs was released 44 years ago today.





Bob Dylan - 77

Bob Dylan was born 77 years ago today.







SPYGATE

The scandal needed a name.

President Trump delivered.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bonnie and Clyde - 84 Years Ago

On this day 84 years ago, criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed by law enforcement.



Brewers Win



Go Brewers!

Leah Vukmir - Pro-Life



Leah Vukmir defends life. Her vote to advance pro-life issues is needed in the U.S. Senate.

As Wisconsin's senator and when she served in the House, Tammy Baldwin has staunchly supported the abortion agenda, voting the interests of Planned Parenthood and NARAL.

She received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and the same from NARAL.

Baldwin's top campaign contributor is Emily's List, a pro-abortion political action committee.

Baldwin, like Russ Feingold, is a radical, pro-abortion Leftist. We fired Feingold and we can fire Baldwin.

I believe Leah Vukmir is the candidate best suited to defeat her.



Ron Johnson's Letter to Christopher Wray


Johnson Releases New Details about Intel Briefing on Steele Dossier to President-elect Trump

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON — Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray Monday regarding the January 2017 meeting between then-FBI Director Comey and then-President-elect Trump about the Steele dossier.

“According to documents received by the committee, the FBI appeared to have had awareness in January 2017 that media outlets had information about the Steele dossier. It appears that then-FBI Director James Comey briefed then-President-elect Trump about this information, at the request of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. According to the FBI, CNN then published its article using the President-elect briefing as the ‘trigger,’” Johnson wrote in the letter.

Johnson’s letter to Director Wray can be found here and below:


May 21, 2018



The Honorable Christopher Wray

Director

Federal Bureau of Investigation

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20535

Dear Director Wray:

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is continuing its oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Committee recently received documents that contain several references to a “sensitive” matter, which appear from context to refer to the memorandum prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele (“Steele Dossier”). I write to request information about the FBI’s handling of this matter.

According to documents received by the Committee, the FBI appeared to have had awareness in January 2017 that media outlets had information about the Steele Dossier. It appears that then-FBI Director James Comey briefed then-President-elect Trump about this information, at the request of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. According to the FBI, CNN then published its article using the President-elect briefing as the “trigger.”[1]

January 6, 2017, 9:44 a.m. FBI Chief of Staff Jim Rybicki sent an email to unspecified recipients stating, “the director is coming into HQ briefly now for an update from the sensitive matter team.”[2]

January 6, 2017, afternoon. Director Comey met with President-elect Trump.[3]

January 7, 2017. Director Comey memorialized his discussion with President-elect Trump via an email to senior FBI leadership.[4] Director Comey wrote, “I said there was something that Clapper wanted me to speak to PE [President Elect] about alone or in a very small group.”[5] Director Comey wrote, “I then executed the session exactly as I had planned,” and “I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook.” [6]

January 8, 2017, 12:08 p.m. Then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent an email to senior FBI leadership with the subject line “Flood is coming.”[7] Mr. McCabe wrote,
“CNN is close to going forward with the sensitive story. . . . The trigger for them [CNN] is they know the material was discussed in the brief and presented in an attachment.”[8]

January 8, 2017, 12:55 p.m. Mr. McCabe emailed then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and then-Principal Deputy Attorney General Matthew Axelrod with the subject line “News.”[9] Mr. McCabe wrote, “Just an FYI, and as expected, it seems CNN is close to running a story about the sensitive reporting.”[10]

January 10, 2017. CNN published a story entitled “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him.”[11] The article explained that the President-elect received the briefing on the contents of the Steele Dossier.[12]

January 10, 2017, 6:20 p.m. BuzzFeed News published the contents of the Steele Dossier.[13]

In order to assist the Committee in better understanding this sequence of events, please provide the following information and material:

1. Please identify all members of the “sensitive matter team,” as referenced in Mr. Rybicki’s January 6th email.

2. Please provide the date and circumstances by which the FBI first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele Dossier.

3. Please produce any notes, memoranda or other written material created in preparation of briefing then-President-elect Trump about the Steel Dossier on January 6.

4. Please produce all documents and communications between or among James Comey and James Clapper or their staffs referring or relating to Director Comey’s briefing President-elect Trump about the Steele Dossier.

5. Please produce all documents and communications between or among FBI employees and other Executive Branch officials or employees referring or relating to the “sensitive matter” or to Director Comey’s communication to then-President-elect Trump about the existence of the Steele Dossier.

Please respond as soon as possible but no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018.

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is authorized by Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate to investigate “the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the Government.”[14] Additionally, S. Res. 62 (115th Congress) authorizes the Committee to examine “the efficiency and economy of all branches of the Government including the possible existence of fraud, misfeasance, malfeasance, collusion, mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, or unethical practices….”[15]

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions about this request, please ask your staff to contact Kyle Brosnan or Brian Downey of the Committee staff at (202) 224-4751.





Sincerely,





Ron Johnson

Chairman

____________________


[1] Email from Andrew McCabe to James Comey, James Rybicki, David Bowdich, and Michael Kortan, Jan. 8, 2017, FBI_OIG_Cong Prod_010707.

[2] Email from James Rybicki to undisclosed recipients, Jan. 6, 2017, FBI_OIG_Cong Prod_010709 (emphasis added).

[3] See Statement by President-elect Donald J. Trump Following a Meeting with Intelligence Community Leaders (Jan. 6, 2017), available at http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=119961.

[4] Email from James Comey to Andrew McCabe, James Baker, & James Rybicki, Jan. 7, 2017.

[5] Id.

[6] Id.

[7] Email from Andrew McCabe to James Comey, James Rybicki, David Bowdich, and Michael Kortan, Jan. 8, 2017, FBI_OIG_Cong Prod_010707.

[8] Id. (emphasis added).

[9] Email from Andrew McCabe to Sally Yates, & Matthew Axelrod, Jan. 8, 2017, FBI_OIG_Cong Prod_010717.

[10] Id. (emphasis added).

[11] Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper, & Carl Bernstein, Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him, CNN (Jan. 10, 2017), https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html.

[12] Id.

[13] Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, & Mark Schoofs, These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia, BuzzFeed News (Jan. 10, 2017), https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.dhWOq0agE#.ljkpmLaO8.

[14] S. Rule XXV(k); see also S. Res. 445, 108th Cong. (2004).

[15] S. Res. 62 § 12, 115th Cong. (2017).



The "trigger."

CNN was the willing partner in the execution of Comey FBI's plan. Comey gave the network its news hook when he staged his briefing of Trump.

It's nauseating.

I wonder if Comey is feeling queasy these days.


The Who: Tommy - 49 Years Ago

Forty-nine years ago today, The Who released Tommy.









Jimmy Fallon: Melania Trump Sinkhole Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This week, a sinkhole appeared on the White House lawn. But after the groundskeepers investigated, they realized it was just another one of Melania's escape tunnels.

So mean-spirited.

I miss Jay Leno.

Right-To-Try



Thank you, Senator Johnson!

Worse Than Watergate

On his Tuesday radio program, Mark Belling highlighted this piece by Charles Hurt, "What Obama and his political Choom Gang did is far worse than Watergate."

It's very powerful.

At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany kabuki swamp dance choreographed to the thrumming of giant bullfrogs and yipping of excited coyotes — at the end of all of this — it comes down to precisely what we said it was a year and a half ago.

The Obama administration — with or without the knowledge and direction of President Obama himself — perverted one of the most powerful, clandestine spying operations in the world and used it at the very height of a presidential campaign to spy on political opponents, punish them and, ultimately, silence them through extortion.

If this was orchestrated without the express knowledge of Mr. Obama, then it reveals just how blatantly he instructed by example the weaponizing of the entire federal government to carry out his low, dishonest and unjust ideology. By any means necessary, one might say. Only instead of being driving by visions of justice, these people were driven by visions of undying power.

If this conspiracy was carried out at the express direction of Mr. Obama or other high officials in his administration, then they belong in jail. From unmasking of political opponents, to leaking their names to the press, to killing legitimate investigations, to launching politically motivated witch hunts, a racket of this scale could not have been carried out without some major juice and cover at the top levels of the Department of Justice, FBI and the White House.

The rogue henchmen carrying out the dirty work, as always, presented as perfect, decent and most honest little Boy Scouts like former FBI Director James B. Comey.

What the Obama administration did to infiltrate the Trump campaign, spy on political opponents and then launch a wicked vendetta against them is worse than anything J. Edgar Hoover ever did — at least that we know about.

It is worse than any of the domestic abuses by the CIA during the Cold War.

It is worse even than what the federal government did to undermine civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr.

As bad and corrupt as it is to harass innocent citizens under any circumstances, it is so much worse to weaponize the government to pursue and punish and eliminate domestic political opponents. That is the sort of thing that destroys a Republic.

And yes, it is even much worse than Watergate. At the end of the day, Watergate was a bungled break-in by low-level political hacks. And then it was about the political cover-up and how high it went.

What happened under Mr. Obama is the stuff of Third-World dictators.

When Donald Trump was running for president, establishment Republicans and Democrats alike ran around thumping their chests feigning outrage that Mr. Trump would not be capable of respecting the Constitution.

At that time, the Obama administration was spying on Mr. Trump and his campaign and carrying out the most extensive and brazen undercover espionage-war campaign against political opponents that we have ever seen.

All the while nary a peep from these same smarmy swamp creatures as Mr. Obama rolled the constitution into joints so he and his political Choom Gang could smoke bales of weed.

At some point, the Democrats and Never Trumpers are going to have to acknowledge the truth. They are going to have to admit the abuse of power that occurred while Obama was president and the abuse of power that has occurred since Trump's election.

I expect the Democrats to pretend this scandal didn't happen. I expect them to spin and lie.

However, it's the reaction of the Never Trumpers that really astounds me. They are ignoring what is arguably the biggest political scandal in our nation's history.

Trump Tweets About Spy in Campaign





This scandal is bigger than Watergate.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Brewers Win!






I love this team!

Go Brewers!

Nancy Pelosi and Sanctuary Cities



How could Pelosi respond to this mother's heartbreaking story by saying illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities don't break the law?

Obviously, some do.

It's as if she didn't hear what the woman said.

Drinking 8 Glasses of Water



Maintaining proper hydration is very important.

Media Narrative - Trump Campaign Spies


Planned Parenthood and NRA



Time to defund Planned Parenthood.

Tammy Baldwin - Opioid Crisis



There is no way Tammy Baldwin can hide the truth about her inaction to the Tomah VA scandal.

No personal revelation can change how she handled it. She can't rewrite what happened. She must be held accountable.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Brewers: 29 Wins





Go Brewers!

Gina Haspel - Historic





James Comey and Obama Justice Department - Double Standard



Andrew McCarthy is doing fantastic work.


FBI and DOJ Under Investigation

FINALLY!



The problem I have with this is I don't trust the government to do a proper investigation. We've learned how Obama's FBI and James Comey behaved to rig things for Hillary.

Hopefully, Congressional leaders will provide adequate oversight.




Mario Batali - NYPD Investigation





Mario Batali is probably not going to have a very good Monday.

Hillary - Yale Class Day



Hillary is a pathetic figure.

I doubt she'll ever be over it.



John Brennan - Afraid of the Truth



Without question, this needs to be done.



I want to know, and I think every American should want to know, what the FBI/DOJ did during the 2016 election. There must be an investigation. It's long overdue.




This guy. I am sick of Brennan and the other Leftist, anti-Trump squawkers claiming that Trump is harming our democracy. The Obama FBI and DOJ must investigated and held accountable for their actions.



Exactly. The real disservice is undermining the president of the United States and the will of the people.

Why are they so afraid of the truth?

We know why.