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Sep 23 2016

Open Thread


Passed along by TrojanMan.

42 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Bodhisattva says:

    Media Rushes to Bury Key Fact in Charlotte Riots: Officer in Shooting Is Black

    CNN quoted a source close to the investigation as saying that a loaded gun had been recovered at the scene of the crime and that fingerprints, DNA and blood on it matched Scott’s.

    The moment when a black police officer shoots Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, cannot be seen in the two-minute video recorded by his wife, Rakeyia, who can be heard urging officers not to fire.

    “Don’t shoot him! He has no weapon,” she can be heard telling officers as they yell at Scott, “Drop the gun!”

    43 year old father of 7?

    By how many women?

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    Obama lied – no big surprise:

    President Obama only learned of Hillary Clinton’s private email address use for official State Department business after a New York Times report, he told CBS News in an interview.

    CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday appearance in Selma, Alabama.

    “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” the president told Plante.

    Mr. Obama’s comments follow a long week of media scrutiny surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email address and the “home-brewed” server that hosted it.

    “The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.”


    President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.
    The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
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    The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer.”
    In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.
    “Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”

    The State Department has refused to make public that and other emails Clinton exchanged with Obama. Lawyers have cited the “presidential communications privilege,” a variation of executive privilege, in order to withhold the messages under the Freedom of Information Act.
    The report doesn’t provide more details on the contents of that particular email exchange, but says it took place on June 28, 2012, and had the subject line: “Re: Congratulations.” It may refer to the Supreme Court’s ruling that day upholding a key portion of the Obamacare law.
    A report on the FBI’s June 7, 2016 interview with “Guccifer” confirms FBI Director James Comey’s claim that Lazar falsely asserted that he’d surreptitiously accessed Clinton’s server.
    “Lazar began by stating that he had never claimed to hack the Clinton server. [An FBI agent] then advised that Fox News had recently published an article which reported that Lazar had claimed to have to Clinton server. Lazar then stated that he recalled the interview with Fox News, and that he had lied to them about hacking the Clinton server.”

    Additional FBI interviewees whose reports were made public Friday included Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s policy planning director; Bryan Pagliano, a former Clinton technology aide; Monica Hanley, a veteran Clinton aide who worked for her in the Senate and at State; and Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s longtime confidant.
    Hanley revealed in her FBI interview that she had no idea where a thumb drive she used to store an archive of Clinton’s emails had gone. Hanley searched for the thumb drive, which the FBI described as “something she happened to have laying around the house,” several times but was unable to find it.

    Didn’t we hear a similar lie about Whitewater documents that disappeared, only to later be found “laying around the (White) house”?

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    ‘I DON’T NEED BRAIN TEST’ Hillary Clinton slams suggestions she needs neurological test despite bizarre video showing her eyes moving ‘out-of-sync’

    The calls for a test came after a bizarre video was posted on the internet showing Clinton looking ‘cock-eyed’. Doctors say eye problems can be an early sign of a degenerative disease.

  4. Bodhisattva says:


    Clinton demanded a step-stool at the podium to add height to her 5’4″ frame. Campaign Chairman John Podesta expressed concern that Hillary would be dwarfed by 6’2″ Trump. The request was quickly rejected. The commission is allowing for a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature.

    Imagine, she’s standing on the step stool and has one of her “events”, falls off.

    I say give her the stool!

    Just make sure multiple camera angles CLEARLY SHOW SHE’S STANDING ON A STOOL!

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    Who is busing in the rioters in Charlotte?

    Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs

    We need to find out who is behind this.

    Soros? Or Obama himself? Probably using the unions – that is what they did during the “occu-tard” movement. The unions from surrounding areas sent in thugs to actually flesh out their demonstrations, which would have been pitiful without them.

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    As expected, Obama used his pen when his phone failed and gave an expected veto to the bill to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

    The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act will go back to Congress and, with any luck, will be passed again by a large enough margin to override the veto.

    The Senate will move first on a veto override because the legislation, written by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), originated there. Unless there are objections, the override vote can be set up by unanimous consent.
    Cornyn called not only the veto “disappointing,” but also Obama’s “refusal to listen to the families of the victims taken from us on Sept. 11.” And Schumer called the veto a “disappointing decision” from Obama that will be “swiftly and soundly overturned in Congress.”
    “If the Saudis did nothing wrong, they should not fear this legislation. If they were culpable in 9/11, they should be held accountable,” Schumer said after Obama officially vetoed the bill. “The families of the victims of 9/11 deserve their day in court, and justice for those families shouldn’t be thrown overboard because of diplomatic concerns.”
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said this week his chamber will vote to override the legislation before lawmakers leave Washington to campaign for reelection. McConnell spokesman David Popp reiterated that on Friday, saying the chamber will take it up “as soon as practicable in this work period.”
    And a coalition of survivors of the 9/11 attacks, as well as the family members of the victims, released a statement saying they were “outraged and dismayed” at Obama’s veto.

    Key backers of the legislation expect Obama’s veto will be easily overridden, considering the unanimous show of support from Capitol Hill. Still, influential national security voices such as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have expressed concerns about potential implications of the legislation – although those sentiments had gained little traction at the Capitol because the bill has such strong support.
    On Friday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) began circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter urging lawmakers to sustain Obama’s veto, echoing many of the administration’s objections against the 9/11 bill.

    Top congressional leaders such as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have said they share concerns from the White House about JASTA, as it’s been known on Capitol Hill. But they also say a veto override is inevitable; Pelosi said Thursday that the White House has not reached out to her to enlist Pelosi’s help in swaying lawmakers to the administration’s side.
    “I think that members think that the families should have their day in court, and I think the concerns that the President has expressed are very legitimate,” Pelosi said Thursday. “The families think that they’ve addressed many of those concerns in the legislation.”
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also backs the measure. “Clinton continues to support the efforts by Senator Schumer and his colleagues in Congress to secure the ability of 9/11 families and other victims of terror to hold accountable those responsible. She would sign this legislation if it came to her desk,” said Jesse Lehrich, a spokesman for her campaign.
    The legislation amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act to prevent countries involved in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from invoking sovereign immunity, a legal principle that shields foreign nations from legal action.
    JASTA has long been viewed as focusing on Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the terrorist attacks. The so-called “28 pages,” part of a 2002 probe that was declassified in July, included some indications that appear to suggest links between a handful of Saudis in the United States and two of the 9/11 hijackers.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    I wonder if she’s Darwin Award eligible?

    A 20-year-old woman who was riding on a mattress on top of a van in Haymarket, Virginia, died early Friday morning after she and the mattress fell from the roof of the moving vehicle, Prince William County Police said.

    Police believe Sidney Zelaya Gonzalez, of Culpeper, Virginia, and the driver of the van — a 41-year-old woman who has not been identified — were attempting to transport the mattress a short distance when Gonzalez fell and hit the pavement, police said.

    “This was not a joy ride,” Nathan Probus, a public information officer with Prince William County told WTOP.

    Probus said police were called to Bent Grass Drive and Waverly Farm Drive in Haymarket about 6:42 a.m. Friday. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene.

    As of now, no charges have been filed against the driver of the van. Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.


  8. Bodhisattva says:

    Trump is headed for a win, says professor Allan Lichtman who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984.

    Lichtman appears to be a moonbat, just read the links about what he says to go along with his prediction.

    The usual moonbat lies, propaganda and talking points.

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    Lawyer sues Emirates airline after ‘enduring’ nine-hour flight seated next to an obese man
    Italian lawyer Giorgio Destro is seeking £2,375 in damages for ‘spillover’
    He claims he asked to change seats but was told the aircraft was full
    Emirates has so far refused to apologise or compensate Mr Destro

    Giorgio Destro, a lawyer from Padua in northern Italy, claims the ‘spillover’ caused by the South African man neighbouring his 29K window seat, made for a deeply uncomfortable journey from Cape Town to Dubai.
    According to an Italian newspaper, Mr Destro is ‘gold member’ flyer, but says Emirates wouldn’t let him change seats and refused to offer an apology or any form of compensation.

    ‘The airline must meet any description of the flight that a consumer has relied upon. Interestingly the Emirates website says “Sit back in comfortable seats and enjoy the attention to detail that makes our flights unique.”
    ‘If a consumer can show they’ve relied on this, then I would argue the standard has not been met where they are left in discomfort or indeed unable to sit for most of the flight.’
    However, Tam Fry, spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum told MailOnline: ‘In the short term passengers must unfortunately be required to accept the risk that they may be seated next to an obese individual.

  10. Bodhisattva says:

    So my friend just came by and asked me what I did today.

    “Why… what did you hear?” I replied.

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  12. Mr. Freemarket says:

    In a related story, Obama expressed surprise that Hillary Clinton was her secretary of state. “I though she was just hanging around the place a lot; I had no idea that she had an official title,” Obama said.

    Obama became aware that Clinton was her secretary of state from a new feed that appeared across the screen of the ESPN channel he was watching. Reportedly Obama is only allowed to watch up to five ESPN channels. Michelle has forbidden from watching any news programs, since they tend to upset him.

  13. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I was not aware that eye problems may be a byproduct of selling your soul to Satan. Maybe Hillary should have checked the fine print on the contract.

  14. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The naive hope that the media will show Hillary as she really is….a short, mean, vindictive old woman clearly with anger management issues and potentially fatal health problems.

    The naivete is refreshing.

  15. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Humm….criminals not caring whether you identify as a man or a woman (or something else). Who would have thought that they would be so insensitive.

  16. Daniel says:

    So there’s no news story on Cruz’s principled endorsement? Rilly? Glenn Beck had some words for sure… heh…

    People just can’t get over that Trump is precisely what he needs to be. He offended Blount and Company’s principled snowflake nature and instead of seeing the big picture filled with big globalist enemies, they decided that their feeling of disappointment at the outcome of the primary was too much for them emotionally to deal with.

    Trump is working to absolutely undo all of the things Obama and company have done to the world and to this country. To do that, one has to appeal to as many people as possible and to address problems in a very practical way.

    Hillary is the continuation of the problems of the world and of the US. Trump is an interruption and a reversal of that continuation.

    Are you people offended because Trump is actually getting a lot of black and hispanic and now even Muslim support in his focus on ending these divisions and problems?

  17. Jack Bauer says:

    I say give her the stool too….
    In fact, they missed a good opportunity by denying that request. She’s so unsteady on her feet. How great would it be if she got all worked up, you know, with her usual “faux indignation”, arms waving, etc. and then just fell off the thing in the middle of the debate?

    Alternatively, they could securely bolt the podium to the floor and attach to it a safety cable attached to a five point harness that Hillary could be wearing under one of those “sofa jackets” she’s so fond of.

    I know….I know….that’s really mean of me…..and I’m embarrassed for myself (but I’m sure I’ll get over it)….lol.
    Besides, I only reserve those kinds of thoughts for those that REALLY deserve it.

  18. Stephen says:

    At the convention, Cruz thought Trump would go down in flames and that not endorsing Trump would serve Cruz well for 2020.

    Cruz now recognizes that Trump may well win or lose closely enough that the neverTrump ‘spergs will be reviled by too many voters to ever stand another chance, so he flips.

    Understand I’m not criticizing Cruz for being a calculating Machiavellian, I’m criticizing him for being a Machiavellian who comes across as a Machiavellian pretending to be principled and also as a calculating schemer who can’t calculate properly.

  19. Mr. Freemarket says:

    There is, of course, the alternative explanation. Cruz knew that Trump would be the nominee, therefore he suspended his campaign prior to the convention. At the convention, he couldn’t bring himself to endorse a guy who called his wife a skank and his father a co-conspirator in Kennedy’s death.
    Later the Trump camp provides an expanded list of Supreme Court nominees, with a promise to nominate someone only from that list. And Ted cared enough about the future of the Supreme Court that he finally accepted Trump’s promise.

  20. George Lortz says:

    If they let Hillary stand on a stool, she would be upside down, since she has shit for brains.

  21. George Lortz says:

    You forgot the burning photos from Benghazi. Oops, my bad. That is Shrillary’s legacy. sorry.

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    Nothing you said was unreasonable.

    Most of it ranged from funny to hilarious.

    And all of it is much nicer than anything the left says about Trump all the time. And more honest.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    Took me a brief moment to get that. Clever. I wonder if everyone else gets it.

  24. Bodhisattva says:

    You – or someone here – posted this exact post before.

    I liked it then.

    I like it now.

    The last sentence is great.

  25. Bodhisattva says:

    Although on rare occasions, either by accident, because they’re still on some drugs and should have waited, or because there are a few in the media division of the Democratic Party who dimly realize they have lost their credibility and make half hearted attempts to gain a bit of it back, I’ve seen the media make some at least partially honest stories that do mention some of what’s going on.

    I suffer from no illusions this trend will spread.

    When I speak of hoping for it, understand I’m being sarcastic.

  26. StephaneDumas says:

    Steven Crowder posted a vlog about black lives matter lies with vlogger Tommy Sotomayor who post videos on the channel MrMadness Sotomayor and TNNRaw2

    Tommy Sotomayor posted a rant about a congressman of North Carolina who ranted about the Charlotte Riots.

  27. TrojanMan says:

    IMO this was a HUGE mistake on Cruz in endorsing Trump. He lost the respect of those who were glad he did not endorse Trump. Trumpsters will still hate him. He is foolish to think Trump would keep any word he gave him. Orange Judas will still betray him.

  28. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Great minds….

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