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Dec 04 2017

Open Thread

Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force. - Angela Merici



  • Mueller’s Credibility Problem
    The special counsel is stonewalling Congress and protecting the FBI.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/muellers-credibility-problem-1512432318

    You know, during Watergate, people working for some on Nixon’s staff broke into the DNC headquarters to try and gain information on the Democratic candidate.

    This time around the DNC, Hillary Clinton and apparently Obama as well used the nation’s own intelligence gathering capabilities, including the NSA, the FBI (Muller and Comey are implicated) to try and gain information on Trump.

    This is Watergate X 1000 only the wrong people are being investigated and those criminally involved are doing the investigating.

  • If he wins, he can thank the voters that voted for him, but that’s not what this article says:

    Roy Moore’s Liberal Enablers
    If he wins, he can thank Al Franken and Jimmy Kimmel among others.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/roy-moores-liberal-enablers-1512433255?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=poptarget&cx_artPos=5#cxrecs_s

    When Alabamans go to the polls a week from now in a special election to choose their next senator, not even Mrs. Roy Moore will be rooting as hard for her Republican husband as the junior senator from Minnesota, Al Franken.

  • Hey, just in time to try to shoot down Roy Moore again they manufactured more “new evidence”:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/roy-moore-accuser-shares-graduation-card-claims-signed.html

    Just like the previous autograph, this one likely isn’t his handwriting, though hopefully a better fake than the yearbook was.

    And just like before, the OLD HICKORY HOUSE is misspelled. There’s no “e”, it’s not “Olde”, it’s OLD.

    And really this isn’t even a big deal because THIS woman says he only dated her – didn’t necessarily do anything wrong other than date a girl half his age – I’d do that. So what if someone says it’s inappropriate. They’re just jealous.

  • When liberals attack…. OTHER LIBERALS!

    Looks like SNL has triggered the moonbats who are so full of hate they forget they’re supposed to give their own a pass:

    http://www.entertainmentdaily.com/filmandtv/snl-backlash-aer-lingus-goes-viral/

    Saturday Night Live has run into a bit of turbulence over a weekend skit that some viewers are calling “insulting.”

    The NBC sketch comedy series made headlines Monday after the skit about Irish airline, Aer Lingus, went viral.

    The comedy bit featured Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and SNL vet Cecily Strong as Aer Lingus flight attendants. It included several stereotypes about Irish people, such as a love of potatoes and dogs, and having thick accents.

    The skit stirred up so much controversy in Ireland that The Irish Times published a lengthy article Monday panning it as “unfunny Paddywhackery” – we’re not exactly sure what that means, but it can’t be good.

    Aer Lingus was equally unimpressed and tweeted a statement mimicking President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of the popular series.

    “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” the tweet said.

    So what, Irish people don’t like dogs or potatoes and don’t ever have thick accents?

  • C. S. P. Schofield

    Write force is the last refuge of the incompetent largely because the competent use it earlier, when it might do some good.

  • Feet2Fire

    Laura Ingraham proposed a great idea on her Monday show (FOX):

    To RENAME S.F. Maritime Park as the KATE STEINLE PARK!

    Maybe we should all get on board with this idea and send our sentiments to Pres. Trump and to the City of S.F.! (Love the idea of backing S.F. into a P.R. corner…)
    😀

    Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. The Park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District. [emphasis added]

    https://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm

  • Mike_W20

    …unless it’s restoring civilization.

  • KirklesWorth
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  • StephaneDumas

    I guess lots of trigglypuffs would get their heads exploded if the 1990s Schmitt’s Gay beer with Adam Sandler and the late Chris Farley was made today.
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5dd_1347107772

  • Anonymous

    Mueller is a partisan Democrat hack who just wants to “get” people.

  • KirklesWorth

    You gotta love the U.K.’s liberal Independent for its hard-hitting and pertinent stories. Actually, the pettiness is harder to stomach than the McDonalds’ described.

    Independent: I ate Donald Trump’s McDonald’s order and it was worse than I imagined

    It’s a well-documented fact that President Donald Trump loves fast food. And as attested to in a new book written by two of his former campaign aides, his go-to from McDonald’s is quite the tall order. The president’s typical order at the Golden Arches is two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake — malted, according to the book. That’s a lot of calories for one meal — 2,430 in all. I’m a big fan of McDonald’s myself — my shameless love of the Big Mac is public knowledge. It’s my go-to order at McDonald’s, no less. Of course, I only order one, but who’s counting? I’m assuming running a global business enterprise takes a lot of energy, never mind leading the free world.

  • KirklesWorth

    Oh the horror of good economic news! Good thing CNBC is around to provide the pessimism.

    CNBC: US trade deficit rises to 9-month high in October

    It hit a nine-month high as rising oil prices helped to boost the import bill, suggesting that trade could be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap widened 8.6 percent to $48.7 billion. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade deficit widening to $47.5 billion in October after a previously reported $43.5 billion deficit the prior month.

    But then again, it is common for CNBC to try and throw cold water on things:

    CNBC: As markets cheer Congress’ moves, questions rising about limits of the ‘tax trade’
    CNBC: Stock market’s crazy Monday could be a warning
    CNBC: One of Trump’s biggest coal backers says GOP tax policy will cost him $60 million a year

  • KirklesWorth

    Does this mean kids have to turn in nibbled Pop Tarts, bread, sticks, drawings, etc. so as not to “make them feel comfortable with guns”?

    The Blaze: Program encourages kids to turn in toy guns: Don’t ‘make a child feel comfortable with a toy gun’

    A Buffalo, New York community has launched a gun exchange program for children to turn in their toy guns. Why is this happening? WIVB-TV in a report published Friday revealed that the annual exchange was conceived to reduce gun violence by deterring children from playing with toy guns at a young age. “What we don’t want to do is make a child feel comfortable with a toy gun,” Leonard Lane, president of Buffalo’s F.A.T.H.E.R.S. organization, told WIVB about the program, which exchanges toy guns for other toys. Lane believes that toy guns in the possession of children present a serious concern for the future of the children as well as that of the community. According to Lane, “Whatever you put in a child’s hands that’s what he feels comfortable with, and you put a toy gun in his hands at an early age and when he gets older he’s going to want the real thing.”

  • KirklesWorth

    “Cultural appropriation” is such a gutless and disgustingly politically correct term. It’s another way the left continues to segregate, victimize, and demonstrate their bigotry. Freedom to like what you want be damned.

    Independent: Ivanka Trump accused of cultural appropriation for choice of clothing on India visit: Instead of wearing clothes by local designers, US President’s daughter chose western clothes with Indian patterns

    A scathing article on the Daily O, an opinion website owned by India Today Group, accused Ms Trump, who serves as an unpaid adviser to her father, of “superficial assimilation of culture” A senior editor on Vogue India was similarly critical of Ms Trump, arguing that the former businesswoman and fashion designer should have worn clothes made by designers in the country. “If Ivanka’s clothes are to be an acknowledgement of an ancient and rich culture like ours, especially as she arrives as a dignitary, then the sartorial ‘tribute’ should be authentic in its intention,” Bandana Tewari told The New York Times.

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  • KirklesWorth

    The witch hunt turns on the witches.

    Bloomberg: House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

    U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump probes and other matters. Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee Republicans, after considering such action for several weeks, decided to move after media including the New York Times reported Saturday on why a top FBI official assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia-Trump election collusion had been removed from the investigation. Republicans, including the president, pointed to the reports as evidence that the entire probe into Russian meddling has been politically motivated. “Now it all starts to make sense,” Trump said on Twitter Sunday.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    There’s a website called Buzzfeed which is infamous for publishing lots of crap. However, I recommend MBers take a look at the article published today regarding the case of the Christian-operated bake shop that would not bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/adf-mike-farris

    It’s an eye-opening read, just go by the gay left-wing stuff. Also be sure to read the comments at the bottom. Hate, thy name is homosexual.

  • Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: ‘I am so proud’

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/05/mueller-deputy-praised-doj-official-after-defied-trump-travel-ban-order-am-so-proud.html

    A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised outgoing Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.

    The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.”

    He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”

    The disclosure follows confirmation that another Mueller investigator, FBI official Peter Strzok, was fired over the summer after allegedly sending anti-Trump texts to an FBI lawyer with whom he was romantically involved.

    His alleged actions revived concerns about the objectivity of the FBI probes of both Hillary Clinton’s email setup and Russia election meddling.

    Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the new Weissmann document an “astonishing and disturbing find.”

    “Andrew Weisman, a key prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s team, praised Obama DOJ holdover Sally Yates after she lawlessly thwarted President Trump,” he said in a statement. “How much more evidence do we need that the Mueller operation has been irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump partisans?”

  • The Democrats’ Dangerous Obsession With Impeachment
    The party needs to focus on winning elections, not removing Trump.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/146098/democrats-dangerous-obsession-impeachment

    Liberals are becoming giddy at the prospect of impeaching the president. “Can Democrats finally start talking about impeachment, Nancy Pelosi?” Errol Louis asked in a column for CNN, referring to the House minority leader. On The View, Joy Behar bubbled with delight when she was handed the news, now revealed to be inaccurate, that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was willing to testify that then-candidate Trump had instructed him to make contact with the Russians. (The report was corrected to say that Trump had done so as president-elect.) Some Trump opponents are already looking upon impeachment as a done deal. “He’s going to be impeached, I believe,” Crispin Sartwell wrote at Splice. “I’ve thought so since the election. Michael Flynn is singing.

    Of course there is nothing to sing about. The crimes that have allegedly been committed had nothing to do with Trump or collusion. Yet the moonbat collusion delusion remains as strong as ever, apparently, despite the fact there’s nothing at all supporting it.

  • Another moonbat takes a dive

    The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press.

    The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company’s Los Angeles office, according to men and women who worked there. Howard’s self-proclaimed nickname was “Dildo,” a phallus-shaped sex toy, the former employees said. His conduct led to an internal inquiry in 2012 by an outside consultant, and former employees said he stopped working out of the L.A. office after the inquiry.

    Howard quit soon after the report was completed, but the company rehired him one year later with a promotion that landed him in the company’s main office in New York. It was not clear whether Howard faced any discipline over the accusations. AP is not aware of any sexual harassment allegations involving Howard since he was rehired.

    https://apnews.com/61ec808965414abb810a6e2d84f06a79/AP-Exclusive:-Top-gossip-editor-accused-of-sexual-misconduct

  • I thought we were a nation of laws – what’s with this waiver stuff?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/trump-says-in-calls-he-s-moving-u-s-israel-embassy-to-jerusalem

    Like many presidential candidates before him, Trump promised during his campaign to enact a 1995 law that calls for the U.S. embassy to be located in Jerusalem. The law allows presidents to postpone the move by issuing a waiver every six months, and all of Trump’s predecessors did so out of concern about the strategic consequences.

    In a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee as a candidate, Trump promised to “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Once in office, however, he moderated that stance, saying in an interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that he wanted to give peace a shot “before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem.”

    It’s not clear how long an actual move of the embassy would even take, or if such an announcement would rule out a Palestinian role in the city. The person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations, said moving the embassy would take some time because the building would need to be built first.

  • https://wtop.com/business-finance/2017/12/dc-no1-heavy-drinkers/

    DC has highest percentage of heavy drinkers

    Compared to states, the District ranks No. 2 for the percentage of adults who consume alcohol and No. 1 for the percentage of heavy drinkers, according to Detox.net, an online resource for alcohol abuse treatment programs.

    According to the study, 65.9 percent of adults in D.C. have had at least one drink in the past month, second only to Wisconsin’s 67.3 percent. The study was based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which collects health-related data from phone interviews.

    The study also says 11.1 percent of D.C. adults are what it labels heavy drinkers, consuming more than two drinks daily for men and more than one drink daily for women.

    The District also topped the list for the highest percentage of binge drinkers — men who have had five or more drinks, four or more for women, on at least one occasion in the past month — at 25.5 percent.

    Detox.net says approximately one in eight Americans is struggling with alcohol abuse, with particularly troubling increases among women and minorities.

  • With so much tax money going to education in California, I will tell you why Johnny California still can’t read: Teacher’s unions, who divert the money from where it’s needed to themselves and their members. That and rampant illegal immigration due to the “Sanctuary State” status.

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article188153344.html

    Lawyers sue California because too many children can’t read

    AN DIEGO
    A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school children who do not know how to read.

    The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its “literacy crisis.” The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, according to the lawsuit.

    “When it comes to literacy and the delivery of basic education, California is dragging down the nation,” said Public Counsel lawyer Mark Rosenbaum, who filed the lawsuit along with the law firm Morrison & Foerster.

    Department of Education spokesman Bill Ainsworth said officials could not comment because the state had not yet been served.

    Statewide English assessments found less than half of California students from third grade to fifth grade have met statewide literacy standards since 2015.

  • I’m thinking the outcome will be decided by racists and the Democrats will retain control:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/atlanta-voters-choose-mayor-potentially-historic-election-091752463.html

    Voters in Atlanta were choosing Tuesday between two women to be the next mayor, testing the staying power of a long-dominant black political machine amid profound demographic and economic changes.

    The runoff election pits two city council members: Mary Norwood, who calls herself an independent, and Keisha Lance Bottoms, the chosen successor of outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed.

    A victory for Bottoms, 47, would continue a run of African-American mayors that began with Maynard Jackson in the mid-1970s.

    A win for Norwood, 65, would give Atlanta its first-ever white female mayor, and end the Democratic Party’s hold on an office it has held without interruption since 1879.

    Political analysts have said African-American voters will ultimately determine the outcome.

    A big question is whether an ongoing federal probe of corruption in city contracting under Reed’s watch will encourage voters to take a fresh look at Norwood, despite fears that as an independent who lives in the upscale Buckhead area of the city, she’ll turn out to be a stealth Republican who will serve up City Hall to Georgia’s deep-red political apparatus.

    Jeffrey Brower, 45, a white man who lives in the East Atlanta neighborhood, said he voted for Norwood, but that his vote was more a vote against Bottoms and Reed. Bottoms is too close to Reed and would be like an extension of the current (Kasim) administration, he said.

    “Kasim seemed to be more about what’s best for Kasim than what’s best for the city,” Brower said.

  • CAUTION: Savage Arms stainless steel 10 ML-II muzzle loader prone to explode during use, apparently:

    https://apnews.com/adbc910fa9064d4fbdeab57f5157d861/Gun-maker's-exploding-rifle-leaves-trail-of-injured-hunters

    Gun maker’s exploding rifle leaves trail of injured hunters

  • Guess the race/ethnicity of the two killers:

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/12/04/san-leandro-teens-arrested-iphone-10-killing/

    Two East Bay teenagers have been arrested for killing a man who was selling his iPhone X.

    The victim: Danny Carlos, a 32-year-old father from Redwood City.

    The deal started on the ‘letgo’ app. What was supposed to be a quick sale turned into a robbery and eventually murder.

    SUGGESTION: Selling something via the net? Tell the buyer to meet you in an airport, courthouse, police station or bank.

  • Just in case any moonbat tries to say recent record high temperatures in Minnesota are proof of “climate change” – of course then they’ll tell you that global warming causes cooling and snow too.

    They seriously will believe anything, the more ridiculous, the more likely they are to believe it.

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/12/05/dangerous-travel-conditions-after-winter-storm-hits-minnesota/

    Wintry weather descended on Minnesota Monday evening following a day of record warmth. Temperatures plummeted overnight as snow blanketed several parts of the state, and strong winds created white-out conditions in western Minnesota.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    From The Daily Signal – a short video about Jack Phillips, the cake shop owner whose case is coming before the Supreme court.

    If you’re allergic to Facebook, be warned the link is to a video on there. You don’t have to log in to see it.

    https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/965045540328065/

  • Last I saw there are now 4 fires being reported widely and as many as 7 burning in California, none due to Climate Change, all due to normal weather events – hot, dry winds that blow off the deserts this time of year.

    THOMAS FIRE:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-school-fire-20171204-story.html

    Ventura County wildfire rages over 45,500 acres, destroys more than 150 structures; 27,000 flee

    Around 7 a.m., the wind appeared to be pushing the fire east toward Camarillo and north toward Ojai, Lochman said.

    The fire started near Highway 150 on Monday evening and spread into Santa Paula. From there, the fire followed Foothill Road from Santa Paula to Ventura, taking out homes and winding along canyons in the process.

    On Tuesday, firefighters will continue trying to save homes in Ventura, where the fire was active. They face a red-flag wind advisory that notes ridgeline winds of 35 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 70 mph. Winds are expected to decrease somewhat in the afternoon, said Chad Cook, Ventura County Fire Department division chief.

    RYE FIRE:

    New wildfire forces closure of Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-fire-santa-clarita-20171205-story.html

    More than 200 firefighters were battling yet another fast-moving wildfire Tuesday, this one in Santa Clarita that prompted the closure of Interstate 5.

    The blaze erupted around 9:30 a.m. at Rye Canyon Loop in Santa Clarita, authorities said.

    CREEK FIRE:

    http://www.dailynews.com/2017/12/05/creek-fire-burns-2500-acres-in-kagel-canyon-above-sylmar-threatening-homes/

    Creek fire burns more than 11,000 acres in Sylmar area; evacuation zone expanded

    An early-morning second-alarm brush fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar today has charred more than 11,000 acres, burning some structures and prompting mandatory evacuations.

    The fast-moving blaze fueled by high winds, dubbed the Creek fire, was reported at 3:42 a.m. in the area of Gold Creek and Little Tujunga roads, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was assisting the U.S. Forest Service and the Los Angeles Fire Department in the battle. The fire was zero percent contained as of 10 a.m.

    RIVERDALE FIRE:

    http://www.pe.com/2017/12/05/winds-continue-to-be-concern-for-firefighters-battling-jurupa-valley-riverdale-fire/

    Winds a concern for Riverdale fire in Santa Ana Riverbottom

    WILSON FIRE:

    CAL FIRE is assisting the Angeles National Forest with a fire off Mount Wilson Circle Rd, near the Mount Wilson

    OAK FIRE:

    OakFire [update] off Oak Glen Rd and Pine Bench Rd, east of Oak Glen (San Bernardino County) is now 99 acres and 96% contained.

    UNNAMED (new) FIRE:

    CAL FIRE is assisting San Bernardino County Fire with a new 25 acres fire at University Pkwy and (San Bernardino County).

  • For a fantastic near real time view of global conditions – in this case winds at any of several altitudes, see:

    SURFACE CONDITIONS:
    https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-117.75,31.50,3000

    500 hPa:

    https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-117.75,31.50,3000

    Pressure is generally measured in units of Pascals.

    Atmospheric pressure at sea level is approximately 100,000 pascals (101,325 Pa by definition.) Air pressure is usually measured in hectopascals (hPa), the hecto prefix corrsponding to 100, so 1 atmosphere is approximately 1000 hPa. A pascal is the SI unit for pressure, defined as 1 newton per square metre.
    Earth’s gravitational acceleration on the surface is approximately 10 m/s^2, so atmospheric pressure is roughly equivalent to 10,000 kg, or 10 tonnes per square metre!

    Because the air pressure at a given fixed point in the atmosphere can vary from time to time, a fixed pressure instead of a fixed height is the standard way to state where you’re at in the atmosphere when talking about some types of weather and related things. Other times, particularly when you’re talking about aircraft flights, the better known reference is straight height, either above mean sea level (MSL) or above ground level (AGL) depending on the specific aspect of what you’re talking about.

    If you’re interested in the shape of the Earth, you might find this worth looking at:

    http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0703/geoid1of3.html

    For generations, the only way to express topographic or bathymetric elevation was to relate it to sea level. Geodesists once believed that the sea was in balance with the earth’s gravity and formed a perfectly regular figure. MSL is usually described as a tidal datum that is the arithmetic mean of hourly water elevations observed over a specific 19-year cycle. This definition averages out tidal highs and lows caused by the changing effects of the gravitational forces from the moon and sun.

    MSL is defined as the zero elevation for a local area. The zero surface referenced by elevation is called a vertical datum. Unfortunately for mapmakers, sea level is not a simple surface. Since the sea surface conforms to the earth’s gravitational field, MSL also has slight hills and valleys that are similar to the land surface but much smoother. However, zero elevation as defined by Spain is not the same zero elevation defined by Canada, which is why locally defined vertical datums differ from each other.

    The MSL surface is in a state of gravitational equilibrium. It can be regarded as extending under the continents and is a close approximation of the geoid. By definition, the geoid describes the irregular shape of the earth and is the true zero surface for measuring elevations. Because the geoid surface cannot be directly observed, heights above or below the geoid surface can’t be directly measured and are inferred by making gravity measurements and modeling the surface mathematically. Previously, there was no way to accurately measure the geoid so it was roughly approximated by MSL. Although for practical purposes, at the coastline the geoid and MSL surfaces are assumed to be essentially the same, at some spots the geoid can actually differ from MSL by several meters.

  • So much for claims there are no “leaks” coming from Mueller and his team – they’re leaking all right – leaking LIES AND FAKE NEWS.

    The LIEberal media reported, originally, that Trump bank records (Deutsche Bank) had been the subject of a subpoena:

    Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records, Source Says

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/deutsche-bank-is-said-to-have-received-subpoena-on-client-trump

    Deutsche Bank receives subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: Source

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/deutsche-bank-receives-subpoena-from-mueller-on-trump-accounts-source.html

    And of course, the LIEberal media is full of FAKE NEWS yet again:

    White House: Mueller has not subpoenaed Trump’s bank records

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/363383-white-house-mueller-has-not-subpoenaed-trumps-bank-records

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday disputed reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Trump’s bank records.

    “We confirmed that the news reports [that] the special counsel had subpoenaed financial records related to the president are completely false,” Sanders said during the daily press briefing.

    “No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources. I think this is another example of the media going too far and too fast and we don’t see it going in that direction,” she said.

    Citing an anonymous and unidentified official, Reuters reported earlier Tuesday that Mueller’s team had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, where Trump is believed to have a line of credit and to have conducted tens of millions of dollars in transactions.

    But Sanders said those reports are false and were another example of the news media getting something wrong in the frenzy to report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    Sanders declined to say whether banks should comply with subpoenas for records if they receive them.

    “I’m not going to get into hypothetical situations and try to determine everything that could happen,” she said. “We know it hasn’t happened up until this point and that the reports out were totally false and again the media got ahead of their skis a little bit pushing and driving that story that wasn’t true.”

    Now here we see, again, the media hoping to PUSH things in a given direction perhaps, hoping to feed the lunatic liberal moonbat delusions about Trump, since you know they will remember that headlines screamed that Trump’s bank records are under review even though they aren’t and never were nor should ever be.

  • Democrats are threatening to shut down the government – and no doubt to blame Trump and the Republicans for doing it – if they don’t get everything they want on several issues, including but not limited to DACA – the ILLEGAL so-called “dreamer” program by which Obama violated the Constitution and existing federal law when he put it into place.

    Trump is telling Republicans not to fall for that trap, but it’s being generally reported as Trump telling Republicans not to try and fix DACA, which isn’t the thrust of what he’s saying. They can go ahead and fix it, but not as a necessary part of a larger bill to fund the government.:

    Dreamer fix shouldn’t be in deal to avoid shutdown, Trump tells senators

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/02/trump-dreamer-fix-spending-bill-244465

    Trump tells Republicans NOT to fix Dreamer program yet…

    http://therightscoop.com/trump-tells-republicans-not-to-fix-dreamer-program-yet/

    He’s not saying “Don’t fix it yet”, he’s saying “Don’t let the Democrats hold something vital hostage, don’t let Democrats force you to give in and do things their way by including this in a larger package.”

    The fix would be to craft a Republican solution to the DACA issue, a quick stand alone bill, and then put that up for a vote and let the Democrats shoot it down.

  • PROBLEM: Despite the FACT that, nationally, consdervatives outnumber moonbats by a large margin:

    Millennials now biggest voting group in U.S., 2-1 Democratic

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/harvard-millennials-now-biggest-voting-group-in-us-2-1-democratic/article/2642567

    This might be more moonbat nonsense, but if it’s not, we’re in trouble.

    Coming from Harvard, though, it’s suspect.

  • And the crazy things the media reports just got crazier:

    TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

    https://theintercept.com/2017/12/04/trump-white-house-weighing-plans-for-private-spies-to-counter-deep-state-enemies/

    That is, if you call “The Intercept” “the media”.

    Examination of this web site reveals it’s infested with moonbat nonsense and probably only worth keeping an eye on to see how crazy they’re getting.

  • MORE NONSENSE: There is little point going after someone for something they may not have even really done 40 years ago:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/dustin-hoffman-john-oliver-argument-sexual-harassment-claims-allegations-live-debate-wag-the-dog-a8092346.html

    John Oliver takes on Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment claims during live interview

    So Oliver is now a hero, a big man, someone who cares, pushing stuff that may not even be an honest report on what happened FORTY YEARS AGO.

    Same as the FALSE Moore allegations, same as the FALSE Trump allegations, there’s a reason why there’s a statute of limitations on stuff like this. If it was a big deal it should have been brought up then.

    And, frankly, I feel the same way about any allegations brought up even against moonbats that are more than say 10 years old or maybe even more than 5, or even 1. Of course that’s if they weren’t brought up then and buried, that would be an exception.

  • Apparently the media is in another tizzy over blacks being themselves – and from what I hear Burfict got what he regularly gives and so karma is apparently a bitch in this case:

    https://sports.yahoo.com/jon-gruden-leads-wave-criticism-violence-steelers-bengals-mnf-game-060535067.html

    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on “Monday Night Football” was a particularly brutal and violent game between heated division rivals, leading to multiple injuries and scary moments on the field.

    The most critical injury involved Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who couldn’t move his legs and reportedly suffered a spinal contusion after a frightening hit early in the game. He left the stadium in an ambulance and is in a local hospital.

    Later, Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster laid an ugly helmet-to-helmet hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who has a reputation of dirty play throughout his career, especially in the series between these two teams.

    Unofficially sanctioned black on black crime on national TV.

    And you know they’re going to whine about how it’s the white man’s fault when they come up with career ending and life changing brain or spinal injuries.

    So why aren’t they kneeling about this?

  • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/olympics/ioc-russia-winter-olympics.html

    Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

    But as usual for a world body it’s largely ceremonial and pretty much meaningless. Russians will still compete, they just can’t compete as “Russian”.

    I have two opinions about this:

    1) It would be somewhat unfair to ban Russian competitors who are not using inappropriate methods to gain an advantage – but what if they all are and just some haven’t been caught?

    2) On the other hand, how is simply not letting them compete as “Russian”, or as representing Russia, a real punishment that’s going to change Russia’s behavior? It’s a slap on the wrist at most. How long will the ban go on?

    Your thoughts?

    Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound.

    Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.

    That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways. The International Olympic Committee, after completing its own prolonged investigations that reiterated what had been known for more than a year, handed Russia penalties for doping so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.

    The ruling was the final confirmation that the nation was guilty of executing an extensive state-backed doping program. The scheme was rivaled perhaps only by the notorious program conducted by East Germany throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

    It pretty much sounds like if you were an Olympic hopeful in Russia you were on state mandated illegal performance enhancing substances, period.

  • Sexists lying, claiming a woman owning the Post made a difference, when that had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

    Also falsely repeating several ridiculous moonbat myths about Trump.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/steven-spielberg-meryl-streep-trump-news-why-post-had-be-made-i-know-is-scared-1064361

    Let’s examine how truthful the opening line is:

    “We are on the way to something better,” says Meryl Streep of the recent “earthquake” of harassment claims and female empowerment that has upended Hollywood, which many view as a direct response to the Trump administration.

    Yeah, a response to Trump. That’s why nearly 99% of the PROVEN allegations of sexual harassment claims are against Moonbats and not one single credible claim has been made against Roy Moore or Donald Trump.

    The one thing that is sure – reverse discrimination is a tool the radical feminists have heartily endorsed along with propaganda and outright lies.

  • Sexists lying, claiming a woman owning the Post made a difference, when that had NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

    Also falsely repeating several ridiculous moonbat myths about Trump.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/steven-spielberg-meryl-streep-trump-news-why-post-had-be-made-i-know-is-scared-1064361

    Let’s examine how truthful the opening line is:

    “We are on the way to something better,” says Meryl Streep of the recent “earthquake” of harassment claims and female empowerment that has upended Hollywood, which many view as a direct response to the Trump administration.

    Yeah, a response to Trump. That’s why nearly 99% of the PROVEN allegations of sexual harassment claims are against Moonbats and not one single credible claim has been made against Roy Moore or Donald Trump.

    The one thing that is sure – reverse discrimination is a tool the radical feminists have heartily endorsed along with propaganda and outright lies.

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