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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still your president. It is morning in America.

ITEM 1: NBC reported, "A new report released by a prominent Republican senator suggests texts between an FBI lawyer and an agent who was once part of Robert Mueller's special counsel team show that then-President Barack Obama was keeping tabs on the agency's investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

"The report, by the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., focuses on the FBI's Investigation into the scandal and includes 384 pages of texts between Peter Strzok, one of the top FBI agents who was assigned to the Mueller investigation, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.

"Johnson suggests in the report that one particular set of texts between Strzok and Page — who were romantically involved — revealed that the two had been tasked with preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey because Obama apparently wanted to be kept abreast of the case.

"In a Sept. 2, 2016, text exchange, Page writes that she was preparing the talking points because 'POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing.' POTUS is an acronym for president of the United States.

"But it is not clear that the text message between the two refers to the FBI's investigation of Clinton. Johnson's report only says that the text 'may relate' to the FBI’s Clinton investigation, since the Justice Department had redacted other text messages that related to other investigations. An earlier text in that sequence refers to the need to develop talking points for Comey in connection with a morning meeting 'on the 7th.'

"The text in question was sent just as Obama was preparing to attend an international summit in China, where he would meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin on Sept. 5. Describing that conversation months later, Obama said he told Putin at that meeting to 'cut it out' in relation to attempts to meddle in the U.S. election.

"An Obama spokesperson declined to comment."

Obama wanted vengeance on Donald Trump.

Breaking the law never fazed Obama because he believed he was above it.

Until he is indicted, he is.

ITEM 2: Yahoo reported, "Stocks rallied strongly Friday, after new data revealed the corona virus pandemic sparked a historic labor market collapse in the world’s largest economy last month, a development that was counterbalanced by hopes over a gradual end to state lockdowns.

"Each of the three major indices rose more than 1.5% during the session and ended the week higher. The S&P 500 rose 3.5% for the week, and the Dow increased about 2.5%. The Nasdaq, powered by an ongoing rally in tech stocks, leapt 6% on the week and closed at its highest levels since late February."

The Federal Reserve's printing presses won't let the stock market fail. But eventually, the Fed will run out of ink and paper, and the whole thing will come tumbling down. Warren Buffett waits patiently on the sidelines to sweep in and buy the entire stock market for $1.98 and a pack of gum.

ITEM 3: National Review reported, "Democrats’ Desperation about Tara Reade Is Growing. So Is Their Hypocrisy."

No one really cares.

Oh, it gives conservatives a chance to bark, and yes Democrats are hypocrites.

But she should have filed this complaint decades ago, Statutes of limitation exist for good reason. Memory fades. News becomes history.

There are many things to get Biden and the Democrats on. This is not one of them because conservatives complained (and rightly so) that the accusations against Kavanaugh were old.

ITEM 4: Fox News reported, "Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama administration official who previously encouraged congressional staffers to gather evidence of alleged collusion between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia and said she knew there was additional such information out there, admitted she did not know such information existed in a 2017 interview with congressional investigators.

"Transcripts from dozens of such interviews were released Thursday by the House Intelligence Committee.

"Farkas, who previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, said on MSNBC in 2017 that she 'was urging my former colleagues, and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill... Get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration, because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people that left. So it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy.'"

Never have so many told so many lies so many times as the Obama administration.

ITEM 5: United Press International reported, "A federal judge on Friday declined to dismiss charges filed against Lori Loughlin and 13 others in a national college admissions case based in Massachusetts.

"U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton refused the defendants' motion to drop the case on grounds that investigators mishandled the investigation. The motion also accused the government of failing to turn over evidence in the form of notes made by alleged scandal mastermind Rick Singer.

"Among the 14 parents who sought the case dismissal was Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli."

Prosecutorial misconduct doesn't seem to faze federal judges. Are they paid by the conviction?

ITEM 6: Fox News reported, "Baby Magnolia Earl from Ross, California, on Friday became the latest Gerber Baby, marking the first time an adopted baby has been selected for the company's campaign.

"Magnolia was chosen out of more than 327,000 submissions to be welcomed into the Gerber Baby family, a tradition that dates back to 1928.

"She now represents every Gerber baby, the company said. She will be celebrating her first birthday Saturday.

"Magnolia’s adoption process began on May 9, 2019, when her parents received a phone call from the adoption agency. An expectant mother was in labor and had selected the Earls as possible adoptive parents."

Cute as a button. That's the way all babies should be.

ITEM 7United Press International reported, "California and a few other states began loosening more corona virus restrictions on Friday to gradually revive their economies.

"California entered Stage 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom's reopening plan, which allows lower-risk workplaces like book sellers, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods outlets to conduct business -- but with social distancing modifications.

"Other types of retail, manufacturing and logistics business considered low-risk are also allowed to reopen Friday if they meet certain criteria. Individual counties can decide for themselves whether to continue restrictive measures based on their specific conditions.

"In Iowa, dental services can resume starting Friday if they comply with guidelines adopted by the state's dental board."

I am curious as to how a patient gets his teeth cleaned while wearing a mask.

Florists can do their thing just in time for Mother's Day, which is tomorrow.

ITEM 8: Fox News reported, "Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrived Friday for his first haircut in three months at Salon √† la Mode, one day after owner Shelley Luther was released from jail for defying the state’s corona virus restrictions.

"Cruz visited on the first day salons were legally allowed to open, saying he was proud to support Luther.

"Luther, crying, thanked Cruz for his support. 'When people reach out with true authenticity, it’s huge,' the salon owner said. Both wore masks throughout the visit."

Cutting hair is not a crime.

Sending a woman to jail because she won't apologize should be.

Also, she told CBS, "It’s a nice gesture. His family actually called my boyfriend and prayed for him for 20 minutes while I was in jail. To me that’s not political… that’s just really nice people reaching out and making sure that our family is OK."

May God bless the senator.

ITEM 9: The Associated Press reported, "U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the corona virus pandemic keeps unleashing 'a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering' and appealed for 'an all-out effort to end hate speech globally.'"

The 12-paragraph story had no quotes from any free-speech advocate. it was just propaganda from the head of an outdated bureaucracy.

Imagine AP giving President Trump 12 paragraphs without any criticism or fact-checking.

ITEM 10: Remember the lies about President Bush serving a plastic turkey in Baghdad?
Rust never sleeps.

The Democrat Lie Machine never pauses.

ITEM 11: Worth its weight in gold a month ago.
Now it is worth its weight in toilet paper.

ITEM 12: Once upon a time, the media informed people.
Now it just annoys people. If he had gone, the media would be on him for interrupting treatment and endangering lives.

Pay no attention to the media. You cannot appease sworn enemies, as Neville Chamberlain discovered.

ITEM 13: Opening Florida did not spread covid-19. The infection rate may have even fallen.
This lockdown was a lie.

I want the people who did this to be locked down for the rest of their lives in a prison cell.

ITEM 14: I do not care if these are red states or blue states: Do not bail them out.

They overreacted and closed their economies.

And yes, the list includes West Virginia.

ITEM 15: Cowboy rule: I don't care where you were in 2015.
All that matters is where you are on 3 NOV 2020.

ITEM 16: Politico reported, "A top career official is leaving the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the agency confirmed on Friday.

"Deirdre Walsh, who spent more than 10 years at ODNI — most recently as chief operating officer — said in a statement provided through an ODNI spokesperson: 'I have served in this challenging role for nearly three years and look forward to taking on my next opportunity.'"

Another deep stater bites the dust.

She joined under Obama. She was the agency's chief lobbyist from 2014 to 2018.

Political as all get out.

And under new management, she gets out. GOOD.


  1. Once again, not to beat a dead horse, but why do all democrat women look like a dead horse.

    1. I'm not trying to be cruel but there's a strong resemblnce to Miss Piggy. I appologize.

    2. Page is a good example.BTW I think she's turned on her Demonic boyfriend (Strok er Stroke ,er whatever.). We'll see she's on my list of Canaries.
      #3. having been falsely accused of sex harassment, I sympathize.
      was cleared, but it still hurts. It helps to have Cherokee wife,
      who confronted the accuser. She was left with visions of her scalp flapping on a lodge pole..
      #8 I like the bearded Ted Cruz-its like he's from the "Bearded Spock Universe." different but much the same. Probably Glenn Beck is there as a drunk rodeo clown. Hmmmm.

    3. A whole bunch of "Rats" have been jumping ship. From that article: "ODNI has seen a wave of senior departures over the last year, including principal deputy director Sue Gordon; Joseph Maguire, Grenell's predecessor as acting director; principal executive Andrew Hallman; general counsel Jason Klitenic; chief of staff Viraj Mirani; and Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who was fired by the president. ODNI’s chief information officer, John Sherman, also left last month."

    4. It won't be enough until the list reads like a phone book.

    5. Douglas DC: On a multi-billion dollar heavy construction job, where I was the mechanical supervisor, two women accused me of sexual harassment in two separate incidents because I disagreed with them.  They were wrong and could have impacted the project.  I treated them no worse than I would have with anyone including my superiors. I always have facts/justification for by position. Management suggested in one of the situations that I apologize, but I refused. She dropped the charges shortly afterwards. Being 70 at the time with no career before me, I didn't care what she or management thought. I was not going to effectively plea guilty for something I didn't do. Heavy construction is not a place for wimps, male or female.  Millions are on the line if schedules are not met. Being sensitive to people spouting misinformation is not an option too often, but I see it going that way, sadly.

    6. Not that bad, but you're right about many. I guess it's all that misandry boiling inside them.

  2. ITEM 3: This is not one of them because conservatives complained (and rightly so) that the accusations against Kavanaugh were old.

    No, conservatives didn't complain that the accusations against Kavanaugh were old, they complained because the accusations were lies.

    1. To further, the dumbocrats pronounced ballsy Fords accusations as truth, with a complicit and involved media backing them. Now, with the shoe on the other foot, conservatives, and myself, want to see the dumbocrats drown in their own hypocrisy. Because it's obvious, they won't live up to their own rules, violating Alinksy's Rules for Radicals Rule #4. This is confirmed by tweets from Lisa Bloom and other leftists who admit they believe Tara, but have to vote for Biden because they can't face 4 more years of Trump. Which shows the whole ballsy Ford accusations were used for political purposes.

      GTH leftists.


    2. The more this carries on, the more the left's hypocrisy is put into disinfectant sunlight. Plus, as bad a man as Biden is, and how he often treated his own constituents, not to mention the American voters, through his own actions and words, well, Karma's a beyoutch! Have I stated before that I have no sympathy whatsoever for Biden yet? Oh yeah, several times. He deserves what he gets, good and hard.


    3. A leopard does not change his spots. gropin Joe continues to grope. Have we heard any recent accusations against Kavanaugh? Guess he aint changes his spots neather. Upright then upright now. Or very good at burying the bodies.

  3. 9 - I could not have named the UN Secretary General if given a list of two names to choose from. That is how insignificant the organization has become.

    As for his quote - “ unleashing 'a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering' - he is correct. Liberals did just that during this panic. They do it all the time. They never stop.

  4. So, on consecutive days, Jimmy the Weasel and The Black Jesus issue cryptic messages that sound (to this set of ears) like calls to arms for the LibCommies. Am I just being paranoid here?

    1. You are being appropriately paranoid.

  5. "Imagine AP giving President Trump 12 paragraphs without any criticism or fact-checking."
    Now my head hurts. I can't imagine them giving him twelve seconds, twelve words, even twelve letters without criticism.
    Imagine a world where the media loved America as much as they hate President Trump. Can You?
    Okay, Imagine a world where the media loved China as much as they hate President Trump. welcome to reality.

  6. the Democratic party made hypocrisy hip.


  7. My only interest in seeing Dementia Joe beaten up by the sexual assault issue is because of how the left treated Kavanaugh. And Kavanaugh's accuser was not credible at all.
    Dementia Joe deserves to be disgraced for this, but he probably thinks someone is talking about his old victrola anyway. But watching the left squirm to change their tune when PoundMeToo hits their own is priceless. It never should have happened, as it ignored due process, and yet ruined a lot of men's lives over accusations that likely are false or exaggerated.

  8. 3. The accusations against Kavanaugh weren't old. They were made up. They were so new the Dems were having to dry the ink under heat lamps so they didn't smear all over the accuser. (Didn't work)

    5. Judges pass on prosecutorial misconduct because of their belief in the infallibility of the system. Of course, the system is them, making them infallible.

    7. Dentistry was sanitized (antiseptic practices including masks and gloves) by the AIDS epidemic.

    8. I voted for Cruz in the '16 primary (Trump was still too much an unknown). I would vote for him again in '24.

    9. Why do we care about what the UN says?

    11. The Wuhan Virus epidemic brought to you by the bidet cartel. Hey, you know that if the 't' becomes an 'n' the bidet becomes a Biden?

    12. Trump also qualifies as a member of a vulnerable population. They're testing everyone in the White House to protect the administration. The 'press' rails that the WH isn't doing enough, complaining that THEY have to undergo demeaning tests like mere commoners, then demand that Trump expose himself to a hot zone because shut up.

    15. Voted for Cruz in primary. Voted for Trump in general because a) had voted for Ross Perot as third party protest vote and helped put Bubba in office b) so the alternative was Hitlery. A Leap of Faith on par with stepping off a cliff with eyes closed. Woke up morning after election. Looked up Drudge on my phone (remember Drudge?) "President Trump", it said. My first thought, no kidding, was "God has a special Providence for fools,drunkards and the United States of America."

    J in StL

  9. 3: But the MeToo crowd is going nuts, And, when they do dump Gropin' Joe, the Demos will look even worse than they do now.

    11: Saw that the other day. It's over.

    The Demos lost.


    14: DeWidiot will have us open on the 21st. Taking Herself to her favorite restaurant.

  10. Regarding that opening video. Most of those "challenges" just look like good fun ... until she got to the walk across the three upright swings. I don't think I ever could have done that without several trips to the hard ground underneath (and the wooden swing then hitting me in the head). That's some impressive athleticism there.