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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Holder to Sessions: 'Do what I say, not what I do'

"You're cute." "No, you're cuter."
Former Attorney General and self-described "Wingman" for President Obama, Eric Holder has the audacity to criticize current Attorney General Jeff Sessions Monday night for his role in the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. 

Obama's wingman said that Sessions must "have the guts to look at the president every now and then and say 'no.'" Something that he wished he had the testicles to do with Obama, he failed to mention.

Sessions fired McCabe on Friday, just two days before McCabe was to retire and he said the firing was the administration's "war on the FBI."

In truth, the firing of McCabe and previously the firing of James Comey, was more like a war on incompetence and political activism on part of the FBI leadership, and not on the agency as a whole. Trump "loves" the FBI because they do "an incredible job."

Complaining at Georgetown University, Holder accused Sessions of rushing to fire McCabe at Trump's behest, and the only way he could know this is for him to be a mindreader or maybe have a few friends at the NSA bug Trump's electronic communications.

"It may be that at the end of the day . . . [McCabe's] termination is appropriate," Holder admitted. "But you know, you don't rush that component of it to meet a deadline that I think the president essentially set. You're the Attorney General of the United States [and Holder was the Attorney General for Barack Obama]. You run the damn Justice Department," he said, trying to sound macho. "You know? And you've got to have the guts to look at the president every now and again and say 'no.'"

So how does Holder know that Sessions doesn't say 'no' to Trump? After all, Trump was obviously not pleased when Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. That sounds as if he said 'no' to the president.

When did Holder ever say 'no' to Obama? 

The blatant hypocrisy of Eric Holder is not only palpable, it's outright laughable. The guy put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel and got Brian Terry killed because of it. How dare he come off pontificating as if he was a great attorney general.

Obama's "Wingman" was also America's "Wingnut."

It must have really gotten to Holder when Trump tweeted about McCabe's firing that it was "a great day for Democracy" and a "great day for the hard working men and women of  the FBI."

Holder said Trump was "punching down" on McCabe, but he apparently doesn't realize that the president cannot let anything get past him without his input. That's what got him elected, in part, and the fact that Hillary Clinton is the most detestable person to ever run for the presidency.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Liberal media: 'How dare Trump do what Obama did!'

What's good for the goose, is good for the gander, unless the goose is Obama and the gander is Trump, says the liberal media.

The left is angry that President Trump's campaign used data mining to win the 2016 election. The left, both in media and the Democrats, were happy that Obama used data mining to win the 2012 election.

You have to hand it to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro for penning a column for The Hill on Tuesday with the headline: "What's genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump."

Shapiro uncovered a 2012 report from The Guardian saying Obama's reelection team was mining data via Facebook (FB) to target specific voters. The Guardian also happens to be the publication that reported Cambridge Analytics and its ties to Trump's 2016 campaign.

Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting data to build profiles on 50 million FB users, who agreed to complete a survey in an attempt to target specific voters with ads and stories.

Shapiro said that FB was fine when Obama's team used similar tactics to what Trump's team used, noting that a former Obama campaign staffer admitted FB didn't attempt to stop Obama's 2012 re-election because the company wanted him to win.

The Obama campaign built a database of every voter using the same FB developer tools that Cambridge (known as API)  used. This allowed Obama's campaign to gain information of voters to calculate "which people would be most likely to influence other people in their network to vote," according to the Washington Post, a left-leaning tabloid.

"Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn't stop us once they realized that was what we were doing," former Obama campaign staffer Carol Davidsen tweeted on Sunday from her verified account.

Davidsen said that FB revealed that the company allowed the Obama campaign to do things it would not have allowed a Republican candidate to get away with.

Shapiro explained, "Not so with Trump. As soon as Facebook realized that Cambridge Analytica had pursued a similar strategy, they suspended the firm. This isn't surprising. Since Trump's election, Democrats--in search of a rationale for their favored candidate's defeat--have blamed a bevy of social media outlets."

In other words, the Democrats are like children playing in the sandbox making up rules to games as they go along, and always favoring themselves.

FB has agreed to discuss matters with House Judiciary Committee staff as soon as today, Wednesday, after the fallout over Cambridge Analytica's use and exploitation of user data from about 50 million Americans.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been slammed for being silent on this issue, which needs to be explored for possible election tampering, in this writer's opinion.

Axios reported that Zuckerberg may finally break silence or perhaps wind.

In 2012, Time wrote a glowing article about the data mining used by Obama's team. It was headlined: "Friended: How the Obama Campaign Connected with Young Voters." It explained how social networks are changing the way modern, sophisticated politicians campaign, and even stated that by 2016, "this sort of campaign-driven sharing over social networks is almost certain to be the norm." 

But only Democratic politicians need apply.

Of course the headlines tying Trump's 2016 campaign to data mining were quite different and less glowing than Obama's.

The New York Times wrote: "How Trump consultants' exploited the Facebook Data of millions."

Did you catch the subtle difference?

Obama = genius. Trump = exploiter and a travesty of democracy.

Ironically, Shapiro doesn't believe the "supposedly nefarious workings" of data mining by Trump's campaign made any difference in the outcome of the election.

"It didn't win Trump the election, by the way. Trump won the election because Hillary was an unbelievably crappy candidate and Trump campaigned in the right places," Shapiro said. "It's just nonsense."

It's also something to think about regarding whether or not to stay on Facebook. Maybe it's time to say "Chuck it."

Don't walk and smoke at the same time in NYC or you might get busted

New York City -- It's bad enough for people who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, now a New York City Councilman wants to make it illegal to walk and smoke cigarettes at the same time.

"My bill is very simple, no smoking and walking on New York City Sidewalks," says Queens Councilman Peter Koo (aka "Cuckoo Koo") from District 20.

Koo's bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking and probably punishable by a fine of $50. 

Smokers are already banned from smoking in public parks, restaurants, pay toilets, and in bed. Now they're being told they can't go for a stroll and light up.

The city is planning to create smoking "circles" that have a diameter of no more than 3 feet. In time, the city is hoping to reduce the size of even that area to what will be determined, and will likely be called a smoking "dot."

"I'm not standing in one spot, it's not going to happen," said Ian, a puffer from Flushing. "As I'm walking, it's outside, I'm not blowing it in anyone's faces."

Hopefully, the new law will increase the size of the police force within the city as a "Smoking Patrol" will be needed to monitor the situation. Otherwise, to enforce this law, there would be a great drain on police resources.

Smoking on a "dot" would be allowed but if the smoker moves more than six inches while puffing, the fine will be enforceable if the bill is passed. And if the bill should be signed into law, New Yorkers will deserve having elected Comrade Bill de Blasio mayor. 

Koo was asked if he believed a ban on walking and smoking infringes on civil liberties, he said he didn't care. 

"This bill is not against smoking, just don't do both together," he said.

He plans to introduce the bill today, Wednesday.

Koo is likely not a smoker nor a person who cares about individual freedoms.

Austin bomber suspect ID'd and self-neutralized

The Austin, Texas bomber suspect has been identified as  24-year-old man, Mark Anthony Conditt. [A spit and image of Mohammad Atta.]

The suspect  apparently committed suicide with an explosive device as police closed in on him after a car chase in which he ended up in a ditch late Tuesday night. The explosion caused by an "incendiary device" was believed to be unrelated to previous bombings in Texas in which two people were killed and four others were severely wounded. The bombings began on March 2nd, according to police.

The concern of the Austin Police now is whether there are other explosive devices out there.

Conditt detonated the bomb early Wednesday on the side of Interstate 35 in Round Rock, a few miles north of Austin, as a SWAT team approached him, police reported. Investigators believe he's responsible for all 5 previous blasts.

President Trump tweeted: 
"Austin bombing suspect is dead. Great job by law enforcement and all concerned."
The suspect was spotted on a video security camera at a FedEx shipping store. This was the last attack before his death. A package exploded at the store's sorting center early Tuesday near San Antonio. A second unexploded bomb was found several hours later at another FedEx near Austin.

The two packages were connected to four previous bombings law enforcement officials said. FedEx said the person who sent the package that exploded also shipped a second one that was turned over to law enforcement officials. 

The company was able to provide law enforcement with "extensive evidence" from their security systems on the packages and the person who shipped them.

The explosion at the sorting center in San Antonio occurred on a conveyor and was not the intended target, police chief Michael Hansen said. An employee was treated on site.

Hopefully, this will be 'case closed.'

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

POTUS ignores warnings: congratulates Putin

President Trump is behaving like a defiant, oppositional teenager. 

Trump's national security team told him not to congratulate Putin during a phone call on "winning" his reelection for a fourth term Tuesday. They even placed a section in his briefing materials that read: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" in all-capital letters, but  they forgot to put an exclamation point at the end to show they meant it! So he congratulated Putin during the phone call.


Trump also failed to follow aides' instructions that he condemn Putin over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the U.K., according to The New York Post. But in defense of Trump, at least he didn't congratulate him on the successful poisoning.

The president told reporters that he offered his well wishes on Putin's new six-year term and said that he and Vladimir will "probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future."

The U.S. and U.K. are among the countries that have pointed to Russia as being responsible for the attack. Of course Russia has denied the allegations, but what's a motherland to do?

Sen. John McCain (RINO-Ariz.) said in a statement that "an American president [which he will never be] does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections. And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country's future, including the countless Russian patriots who have risked so much to protest and resist Putin's regime."

On this one, I have to go along with McCain . . . but only on this one.
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A reporter asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether she thought the Russian election was "free and fair." 

She told the reporter that the U.S. doesn't "get to dictate how other countries operate."

I think Trump blew it on this one. I think his need to be liked by almost everyone in the room, and his disdain of being told what to do, no matter whether the advice is good or bad, control, alt, deletes his judgment.

That is not a good thing.

And if you hate me for saying it, perhaps you need to consider if you really agree with everything Trump says and does because he's always right, or because you're seeing him as a charismatic leader.

Nobody is always right.

Bad guy dead, good guy triumphs

A bad guy with a gun shot and wounded two students at Great Mills High School in Maryland. The bad guy with a gun was confronted with a brave good guy with a gun [not to be confused with the Broward County Sheriff's deputy who had guns but were afraid to go into the fray to stop a massacre] and was shot and killed. 

The brave guy is Blaine Gaskill.

The bad guy was the only fatality but a female student and a male student were also shot and are in stable condition.

"Our school resource officer [SRO] was alerted to the event. He pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter," St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. "The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we'll be able to determine if our school resource officer's round struck the shooter."

Meaning that it's possible the bad guy was so scared of being shot and not immediately killed, that he quickly killed himself to avoid the pain.
Blaine Gaskill
I suspect the good guy with a gun hit his target--he has a lot of firearms experience and the bad guy with a gun was, thankfully, a lousy shot.

The Maryland State Police, the FBI and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are on the scene helping with the investigation. In all probability, tobacco had nothing to do with the crime.

The school has about 1,600 students and is located near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, about 60 miles from Washington D.C. The scene there is said to be "contained."

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) tweeted that his office was "closely monitoring the situation at Great Mills High School."

"Maryland State Police is in touch with local law enforcement and ready to provide support." Then he pulled out his bipartisan political talking points flashcard and tweeted: "Our prayers are with [fill in the blanks] students, school personnel, and first responders."

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md) who was en route to the school to probably give his thoughts and prayers and use gun control as a solution, tweeted that he'll be at a press conference regarding the shooting.

A POS self-described "reporter" named Jeff Pearlman labeled the SRO "a gross, despicable human being." 

Of course, for Pearlman to say something so disgusting and despicable only shows that he was self-revealing and has to be as stupid as a dead bottle fly.

Perhaps Pearlman was simply trying to become relevant, but it isn't working. He's as relevant as algebra to a blowfish trying to decide on what to have for

Last month, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office arrested two teenage boys for "Threats of Mass Violence." A 39-year-old scumwafer was also arrested on related charges after the teens threatened a mass shooting at Leonardtown High School, which is only 10 miles from Great Mills High.

 Police obtained a search warrant that led them to find semi-automatic rifles, handguns and other weapons along with ammunition.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Paul slams Brennan, America's hypocrite

Sen.Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed ex-CIA chief John Brennan for saying that President Trump will be remembered as a "disgraced demagogue." Rand said that Brennan's spying on Americans while he headed the agency was disgraceful.

"This man had the power to search every American's records without a warrant," Paul began in a tweet Sunday. "What's disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American."

Plus the fact that nobody knows the deal with Brennan, He visited the Muslim holy site, the Hajj, which only Muslims can visit. What's going on with that?

Paul has held strong disdain for Brennan for years, as does anyone who truly holds the U.S. Constitution as the final say in American democracy.

In 2013, Paul filibustered the Senate floor for 13 hours to block Obama's nomination for Brennan, a disgusting piece of floating effluvia in the scum pond of the gorilla cage at the Bronx Zoo in August. Paul's concern is whether the administration would execute a drone strike on an American on U.S. soil--after all, Obama executed a drone strike of an American citizen on foreign soil, not that the POS al Awlaki didn't deserve to be blown to bits.

The problem is, if you can kill an American, regardless of their terrorist ties, what's stopping the president from justifying the killing of an American he simply wants to kill? 

The president cannot be the judge and jury.

A year and a half after the filibuster, Rand joined a bipartisan call for the removal of Brennan as CIA chief after it was revealed his agency spied on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers.

Rands most recent criticism comes after Brennan's response to Trump on Friday night after AG Jeff Sessions fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe just two days before he was ready to retire on full taxpayer funded pension.

Sessions fired McCabe after an FBI report and an inspector general's report on McCabe showed his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton illegal email servers while pretending to be secretary of state.

Brennan tweeted:
"When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America ... America will triumph over you."
Brennan's Twitter pages claims that he is non-partisan.

With such a copious vocabulary as Brennan, you think he knew the definition of non-partisan.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

It's the slammer for beating a 12-year-old for 'unIslamic' haircut

Paris -- Le Parisien newspaper reported that a 12-year-old Muslim boy had his head shaved and was badly beaten for arriving at an Arab language class at the Faith and Unity Mosque in Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, in April 2017.

The madrassa principal (Boubou F.) told the child that Islam forbids his hairstyle (he had a blond streak in his hair) and that he needed to be punished because one false move in Islam, and you're toast.

The principal sent another child to get an electric shaver, which he used to reportedly shave the child's head in front of the class because a little humiliation does wonders for a child's emotional growth.

The next day, Boubou called his brother Mamadi, a monitor employed by Sarcelles city council. Boubou asked Mamadi to find some "heavies" to beat the crap out of the boy, because Islam cannot be disobeyed without violence being levied on the miscreant.

The boy was surrounded by the scumquat Boubou and about 20 other people. He was brought to a utility room and was beaten for two hours by Mamadi and another monitor and a mediator (Souley S.) who is also employed by the city council.

On March 8, 2018, the trial ended and Boubou (35) was sentenced to 12 months in prison, with 4 months suspended for some ungodly reason. Souley S. (29) was sentenced to 6 months with 4 months suspended. And the two monitors, both in their early 20s, were sentenced to 8 months each, with 4 months suspended.

For what possible reason would any judge suspend any part of these already light sentences. They beat a child!

But it gets worse.

The child's [evil] step-father, the crap-weasel who ordered the punishment, wasn't present at the trial--he fled back to Mali. He was given a 6-month suspended sentence.

Souley S. refuted the accusations and claimed he left the school before the beating took place [in order to go home and beat his wife, one might guess]. "We are not radicals or Islamists," he told the judge, who never accused them as such, but thou doth protest too much.

Boubou's defense lawyer, Frédéric Zajac, claimed the incident wasn't a problem of religion, but of education. He lied--it's a problem of religion, and the principal's words demonstrate that.

Madrassas (Quranic schools) have grown like weeds in France over the past twenty years and are usually run by Salafists who hate Western civilization. They are funded by organizations such as the Islamic Development Bank, the Red Crescent and Qatar Charity, all tied to terror in one way or another.

The madrassa isn't quite a school in the strict sense, but pseudo-cultural centers providing after school classes in Quranic studies, Arabic and Islamic "morality." They're most often attached to mosques but the number of such schools are difficult to ascertain.

Of the roughly 100 Muslim schools in France, which ranges from kindergarter through elementary, primary, junior and senior high, most are controlled by the French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (UOIF), a known terrorist organization.

Perhaps France will one day wake up . . . but probably not.