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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The kitchen sink approach to impeachment



The desperation of the media to overthrow the president was best expressed in a Bloomberg News headline, "On Trump, Sharpiegate, Turnberry, the Taliban and Chaos."

It topped a column by Timothy L. O'Brien in which he took seriously the latest smörgåsbord of silliness served up by the scriveners in the Fourth Estate.

O'Brien wrote, "Close to midnight on Saturday, the leader of the free world tweeted a loopy and nearly inscrutable video that included his doctored, Sharpie-enhanced weather map showing Hurricane Dorian bound for Alabama during the storm’s early days. In the video, he wields a laser pointer that dances around various locations on the map, causing a CNN-branded cat to paw aimlessly wherever the laser’s red dot lands. 'Yakety Sax' (not 'Hail to the Chief') plays in the background."

President Donald John Trump mocked the press for being a pack of pussycats trying to catch the laser dot of impeachment. Everyone in the press gallery thinks he is Woodward and Bernstein, including Woodward and Bernstein, now in their dotage and headed for that final deadline.

The DC press went all in on Russian Collusion and wagered their credibility on the Mueller Report and lost everything because without credibility, the press is useless. A treasure built over the decades by armies of journalists vanished in the light of day.

But regardless of their credibility or lack thereof, the show must go on. They conjure new controversies that amuse no one, not even the dullards who still watch CNN.

Sharpiegate holds that President Donald John Trump broke the law by saying a hurricane may damage Alabama once it passes through Florida.

I am no meteorologist, but I do understand that in some cases, hurricanes can wreak havoc in the hinterlands. In 1985, Hurricane Jose flooded 29 of the 55 counties in West Virginia, and four inches of rain in Wisconsin.

Sharpiegate failed, so the press threw Turnberry at the president.

Turnberry is a resort The Donald owns in Scotland. U.S. Air Force crews stopping over in Glasgow often stay there overnight. The resort is on the list of local hotels the local airport recommends to crews staying overnight. The listing came years before he ran for president. O'Brien ignored this rather ordinary arrangement to throw shade on our president.

O'Brien wrote, "The Air Force may have chosen to patronize the president’s hotels without any pressure from the president, of course. Vice President Mike Pence bent over backward to say as much when he decided to house his official entourage in a Trump hotel on the west coast of Ireland last week, about 125 miles away from the meetings he had to attend in Dublin. Attorney General William Barr also may have just been picking the best place to throw his annual holiday party when he decided to pay at least $30,000 for the privilege of hosting it at Trump’s Washington hotel."

President Trump turns down his salary of $400,000 a year. The idea that he is using his position to steer business to his hotels and resorts is laughable. And the public does laugh at a press corps that thinks you can bribe a billionaire by staying overnight at his hotel.

This is the same press corps that saw nothing wrong with Hillary accepting millions from foreign governments as secretary of state through her Fake Charity.

Turnberry failed so the press turned to the Taliban.

The president canceled a meeting with the Taliban over the weekend. He is the third president to negotiate with them since 9/11, but somehow canceling a meeting at Camp David is a high crime and misdemeanor, rather than a negotiating tactic.

The journalistic quest for impeachment is comical. Journalists have become every inept predator in the Warner Brothers cartoon collection from Yosemite Sam to Elmer Fudd to Wile E. Coyote. They will never kill the wabbit or catch the road runner. Nevertheless, after each failure, they concoct a new more elaborate and complicated -- and doomed -- scheme that will backfire like Jack Benny's car.

Reporters in Washington are throwing everything they can at the president including the kitchen sink in an attempt to impeach him. They truly believe the Senate will remove him from office over a magic marker, a pilot choosing to stay at a resort instead of a Motel 6, or a canceled meeting with terrorists.

33 comments:

  1. The House has a historic vote scheduled today on how to spell the word: "Impeachment" or "Empeachment". Then it's off to vacation.

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  2. While hurricanes are bad, it can be nice in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas to get cooller weather and lots of rain.

    I experienced Typhoon Omar (category 4) in Guam. Fun playing football in it till the wind carried the football away and the rain hurt your skin.

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    1. Did Guam tilt while you were there? It was shaky when I went through there in '68, but it might have been the previous nights drinking.

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    2. I spent 3 extra days in Guam when evil spirits caused one of our plane's engines to catch on fire and then made the escape slide inflation gas bottle into a metric thread and the base only had English threaded bottles. So anything was possible in Guam, especially if you drank enough.

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  3. A problem for "reporters" is that they want to stay employed. If they even consider reporting facts instead of the drivel that their "publishers" deem "news", they will be out of a JOB. Having a SJW as a boss is a tough spot to be in and not having the balls to be true to journalistic standards makes it tougher.

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    1. Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you're stupid

      Didn't John Wayne say that?

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  4. I often channel don henley, and his classic, "dirty laundry."

    the press leaves no stone unthrown in their quest, "is the head dead yet?"

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  5. dirty little secrets
    dirty little lies
    we've got our dirty little fingers in everybodys pie
    we love to cut you down to size
    we love dirty laundry

    waterman

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    1. It’s interesting when people die!

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    2. Unless that person was Vince Foster, William Colby, Danny Casolaro, Ron Brown, Seth Rich, Shawn Lucas, the list goes on.
      Then the media is curiously silent.
      -LG

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  6. Grifters gotta grift. Trump can't help himself. If he was as wealthy as claimed, he could have knocked off the grifting. His 38% approval doesn't bode well for his future.

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    1. Donald trump is a perfect example for, "if I had a dollar for every time someone doubted me"..wait...he does!

      waterman

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    2. Is your toilet plugged up?

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    3. The man gives away his salary as president, he has no need for more money which is the swamps problem. Trump cannot be bought off.

      B.S.G.

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    4. Nonny, you are one cell short of a synapse, and if you don't lay off the drugs, soon two.

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  7. I have a graphic that is a silhouette of Florida with the "This is Florida. Just because the hurricane has its blinker on, doesn't mean its going to turn"

    Anyone who has experience with hurricanes entering the Gulf or east coast of Florida knows Trump's tweet was completely rational. The media/Trump-haters are hilarious with this Sharpiegate. I expect it is helping Trump in Florida/Alabama

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    1. Stop trying to make excuses. Trump was wrong. We saw the sharpie. Next time make a fake map or something.

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    2. Your tears are sweet.

      B.S.G.

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    3. A fake map? Like the one on CNN where they didn't have the states in the right place while condemning a curved line on a map? That one?

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  8. Remember that Bloomberg and Al Jazeera are best buds now.

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  9. In 1992, hurricane andrew hit south Florida then crossed the gulf and hit Louisiana and Mississippi. The liberals would have one believe that if a storm crossed florida, it would die there or in the gulf.

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  10. Yosemtie Sam=Brennan
    James Clapper= (this one's too easy) Elmer Fudd.
    wile E. Coyote= Comey..
    Meep Meep..

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  11. It's the amount of fire and fury applied to things that are trivial. Sharpiegate is the perfect example. I guess it provides comfort to the NeverTrump and Anti-Trump people out there, that there is no crime so small that Trump won't commit it, but other people react with a "So what?"

    It is the complete loss of any proportion, perspective, balance that is destroying the media.

    -Mikey NTH

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  12. Stark contrast between Sharpie gate and Uranium one response says it all

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  13. Warmonger Bolton fired! I bet its cause he sabotaged the Taliban meeting. Hmmm...time to sell gold?

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    1. Not likely Bolton sabotaged the meeting. The ragheads did that on their own.

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  14. Trump Turnberry has a current listing for about US$318 per night.
    I'm surprised USAF guys would stay at a place that cheap. /sarc
    On the other hand, you can bet NYT reporterx wouldn't stay at such a cheap hotel.

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    1. The Black Jesus’ private island went for $75K a night. But he worth every denarius.

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  15. Due to complaints from their liberal subscribers, the NY Times changed a headline recently so that it would reflect poorly on POTUS. At the time it was speculated that the NY Times has lost so much in advertising revenue that it's seriously concerned about losing it's readers. It may be that they are printing news for their readers the same way a student will write a paper based on what they believe a teacher wants to read.

    Chollaman

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