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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Empty barrels cry 'racism' and yadda yadda

All hat, no cattle
Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson has the intellect of a white supremacist--she sees everything in terms of color and is clearly a racist herself as she claims that all white people fall into that category. 

Moreover, based on her voting record, she does not support the U.S. military but pretends to feel indignant toward a former Marine Corps General and current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. 

Wilson claimed on Friday that Kelly used a "racist term" when he described her as an "empty barrel." He made that remark at a press briefing on Thursday when defending President Trump's phone call to Myeshia Johnson,  the widow of a soldier killed with three others in Niger last week.

Empty barrels like Wilson seek to find a comfortable arguing point in their political discourse because actually having to make a real argument hurts their tiny cerebrums. So their 'go-to-default-position' is always the same--in Wilson's case, it's calling all white people she disagrees with, or who she wants to attack politically, a "racist." 

That's all she has in her leftist, racist arsenal.

As proof that she's a total idiot, she claimed to have looked up the term "empty barrel" in the dictionary. Most people who aren't idiots would immediately realize that dictionaries define one word at a time--they do not define two-word expressions or terms. 

"That's a racist term," she said. "We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel, and I don't like to be dragged into something like that."

She doesn't like to be dragged into an empty barrel?

But let's give Wilson the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not she's a lying racist and actually research the term 'empty barrel.'

The phrase appears to have originated from the proverb "empty vessels make most noise." It dates back to around the 15th Century at the very latest and it's meaning has nothing at all to do with race.

The meaning of the phrase, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins is: "foolish people are always the most talkative." And while it doesn't say "foolish black people are always the most talkative" it probably does translate to Wilson in this case.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs says the phrase means: "Shallow people with nothing valuable to say are the most talkative or noisy." This would include not only Wilson, but I would add all people regardless of race. Of course, one could make the point that the Rev. Al Sharptongue fits this category, not because of his race, but because of his character. He, like Wilson, tends to see everything in terms of race.

Notable writers have used the expression but not as a racial slur. 

Jonathan Swift wrote: "I have always observed that your empty vessels sound loudest." 

Some writers have attributed the phrase to Plato, but there is no evidence he actually said the words: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers."

So while Wilson appears to being as ignorant as someone who thinks wiping a computer clean is done with a cloth, she is wrong about the term "empty barrel," and I suspect her error is intentional.

A depressed person sees the world and future through dark-colored glasses. An anxious person sees the world as a dangerous place. A racist sees every criticism as a racial slur.

As further proof beyond Wilson's voting record that she obviously doesn't care about the military, rather than showing remorse over the death of a soldier, she 'spiked the football' over the fact that she was the center of the White House's attention, smiling and bragging about how she's going to tell her children about this matter.

Wilson is clearly an empty barrel . . . without the laughs.


Friday, October 20, 2017

NoKo is causing mountains to poop out

North Korea is so hyped up to develop a dependable nuclear weapon that the mountain they're using to test nukes is beginning to take on aspects of a failed breast implant. The result is called "tired mountain syndrome" and there isn't a drug on the market that's going to make it better. 

The name of the mountain might be significant too--Mount Mantap--sure has an interesting ring to it.

Mount Mantap is a 7,200-foot-high peak below which the tests are being done and it's suffering from geologic sickness caused by the North Koreans after a massive detonation that triggered a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. The mountain visibly shifted and since then, the region, not known for natural seismic activity, experienced three more earthquakes.

"What we are seeing from North Korea looks like some kind of stress in the ground," Paul G. Richards, a seismologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said. "In that part of the world, there were stresses in the ground, but the explosions have shaken them up."

The Chinese are worried the mountain could collapse altogether and cause radiation to be released from the blast.

The hermit nation is like a ten-year-old child playing with fireworks in his house while his parents are away.

North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006 and all of them were done under Mount Mantap at a site known as the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facilty.

That's like the same ten-year-old kid giving the kitchen trash can where he lights off firecrackers, sparklers and bottle rockets, a fancy name.

After the September 3rd test, dictator and former "Before" poster boy for Nutra System, Kim Jong Un, claimed the rogue nation set off a hydrogen bomb and that it had been a "perfect success"[ if you don't count what it did to poor Mantap].

Analysis of the mountain showed photos of landslides and numerous areas of gravel and stone fields that were "lofted" by the tremors. Lofting occurs when shockwaves cause material to be shot out from the ground and the material falls back down in the same area.

Estimates put the death toll of ground hogs and worms at an astronomically high number.

Weinstein's now a disgusting rehab client

"I do what I waaaant."
Alleged sexual predator and disgusting leftist pig Harvey Weinstein, is not drawing within the lines--he's already being a dickweed at sex addiction rehab. 

He is not supposed to even have a mobile phone but not only did he bring his along, he screams into it and is creating a hostile environment.

The corpulent Weinstein remains in total denial about his alleged sex attacks, insisting that each and every one was consensual. That doesn't agree with over thirty women who claim he was the aggressor and totally inappropriate with them. 

In fact, some of his accusers say he raped them.

Weinstein volunteered to go into rehab for what he calls sexual addiction--anything to avoid going into prison and having nonconsensual sex forced on him by guys named 'Slice,' 'Dice' and 'Bubba.' But sources told Page Six that he falls asleep in session or talks on his phone when he should be listening to the counselors.
They're all in it together, he says

The original report was that the lard bod was to be at an inpatient facility but, according to the source, he's being treated at an intensive outpatient facility and is allowed to spend nights at a hotel where he can order dinner with his prostitutes if he so chooses.

The facility offers group therapy and one-on-one treatment, which Harvey thought meant something else.

The source told Page Six, "In one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late. Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him."

I believe he needs a 'time out' in a nice prison somewhere.
Group therapy

The source also said that while others spoke about their personal stories, "Harvey fell asleep in his chair. He was only woken up by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone." The source explained that "Harvey jolted awake, jumped up, immediately took the call then ran out of the room."

Another source close to the big butted movie mogul says he's no longer joining group therapy, "for obvious reasons," but is undergoing individual treatment, and is accompanied at all times by a starry-eyed therapist who allows Harvey to get away with breaking the rules.

"He insists he never raped or assaulted anyone, and that all the encounters were consensual. He realizes he has acted like an a**hole, but he still insists he's not a rapist. He does have a phone, but when he is in therapy, he has to give it to someone else," the source said. "The characterization of what he said and what happened at the group session isn't true."

Only that he has a phone, violating the rules of the facility and that he apparently doesn't know the definition of 'rape.'

His reps, who also double as towel girls and pimps, were not available for comment, according to my source, Vinny Boombots.



John Kelly responds to rodeo clown Rep. Wilson

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was "stunned" and "brokenhearted" by rodeo clown and congresswoman Frederica Wilson's comments about President Trump's call to a grieving widow of a slain soldier and making the call a public discussion. Wilson, who had no business listening in on the call, turned it into a political spectacle.

Kelly was clearly emotional as he lost his own son, 2nd Lt. Robert Kelly in 2010 fighting in Afghanistan.

The former Marine Corps General in a rare and emotional instance spoke from the White House briefing room podium condemning Wilson for listening to the phone call the president made to the widow and then criticized him for his tone in the media.

"I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and brokenhearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing--a member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president" to the widow, he told reporters.

"It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me . . . I thought at least that was sacred," he said in a clearly emotional tone.

He added that he was so shocked by the escalation of events the Florida rodeo clown of a congresswoman created, that he went to Arlington National Cemetery to walk among the fallen.

To use an American warrior's death for a political ploy is not just unconscionable, it's totally disgusting. 

The call President Trump made was to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson. He was one of four Americans killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4th. 

Wilson within hours went to the press in one of her ridiculously stupid-looking undersized cowboy hats to criticize Trump for allegedly saying on the call that "he [Johnson] knew what he signed up for," saying the remark was insensitive. 

Making Johnson's death a political issue is what's insensitive in this case, and it was made by a Democratic Congress Clown who never displayed any political support for the military in the past. She voted against benefits for military widows and widowers and voted against VA funding issues.

Kelly assured the public that Trump's words were not only private, but were also taken out of context, and that Wilson should not have listened to the conversation at all. 

He added that Trump was trying to say something along the lines of what Gen. Joseph Dunford told him when his own son died: That "he was doing exactly what he wanted to do . . . he knew what he was getting into."

Wilson responded to Kelly remarks soon after he spoke. 

"Let me tell you what my mother told me when I was little. She said 'The dog can bark at the moon all night long, but it doesn't become an issue until the moon barks back,'" the clown told reporters.

After President Trump also responded and denied Wilson's words, she later gloated about how she's now famous for getting the President of the United States to react.

How wonderful that Wilson was so happy about the public exposure--I wonder how Mrs. Johnson felt about her big smiling face under the shiny rodeo clown hat.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hillary's snowflakes still fighting Electoral College

The one in blue is still crying
There's nothing more enjoyable to me than to see photos of people crying over Hillary Clinton's presidential loss to Donald Trump. It gives me a modicum of faith that all is well with the nation.

A leftist-led attempt to overhaul the Electoral College could actually make it to the courtroom as a Harvard professor who ran as a dark-horse Democratic presidential candidate promises to legally change the electoral system. If successful, the voters on both coasts and illegal immigrants would have the final say in the nation's leadership. 

Hillary recently said she wants the system "eliminated" so that she might give it another shot in 2020 before she goes totally senile. But she doesn't want the entire system dismantled, but the winner-take-all system used by 48 states in awarding electors.

In other words, Hillary wants a system that would help her win next time, if there is a 'next time' for her. If Trump keeps his campaign promise however, she will be in the slammer.

The professor, Lawrence Lessig, said, in previewing his legal case to challenge the Electoral College, "With a winner-take-all, most of America is ignored."
Photo: Reuters

Lessig argues the current electoral system violates the 14th Amendment's one-man-one-vote principle as all but two states award all electors to the winner of the state's popular vote. And while he isn't decided which states to focus on (I bet it isn't going to be New York and California) he said 24 people have volunteered to be plaintiffs.

"We're looking for a Republican from a blue state whose vote never counts and a Democrat from a red state whose vote never counts," he said.

Although Lessig was for a very brief period, a Democratic candidate for president in the 2016 election, he insists this isn't a partisan endeavor and if you believe him, you probably are an avid reader of Slate and Media Matters. 

It would require a constitutional amendment for Lessig to win change in the current system. He prefers a proportional system where a losing candidate could still get a percentage of the state's electors based on the popular vote.

Defenders of the current system say that it provides stability.

Gary Rose, chairman of the political science department at Sacred Heart university said that "Under a district plan, we could see a number of third-party candidates emerge, competing for a narrow portion of the vote by just running in congressional districts. A proportional system would be a recipe for France, a multi-party system, with a plethora of small parties that are hardly bigger than an interest group."

Under those conditions, Rose said, presidential candidates would ignore the smaller states. "A national popular vote would be a detriment to the American people, and many voters would really feel disenfranchised if the campaign moved only to the urban areas," Rose said.

Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232. But Clinton won the plurality of popular votes 48.5 percent to Trump's 46.4 percent. Ironically, under a district plan, Trump would have won 290 electoral votes and under a proportional system, he would have won 267 to Clinton's 265. A third party would have won six electoral votes and the House of Representatives would have had the final decision on the election.

With Lessig being a Democrat, his own analysis of a proportional system had Clinton winning 270 to 267. And while he says his reasoning has nothing to do with his political leaning, obviously it does.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Grassley probes Clinton's 'conflicts of interest' over uranium deal with Russia

Chuck Grassley, a top Republican senator, is probing potential "conflicts of interest" by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration over the 2010 approval of a uranium deal with a Russian company that provides them with a significant amount of the world's supply of uranium. Now there are new details about donations from "interested parties" and the FBI corruption probe involving employees of the same Russian company that bought up Hillary's 'product.'

"This committee has an obligation to get to the bottom of this issue," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Wednesday using his best 'Susan Collins' impression. This came at the start of a hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

According to The Hill, the FBI had evidence in 2009 that Russian operatives used kickbacks, bribes and other leftist-ish tactics to expand Moscow's atomic energy footprint in the U.S.--but Obama approved the uranium deal benefitting Moscow in spite of it. 

Grassley released a bunch of letters that he'd fired off last week to ten federal agencies that raised the question of whether the committee that approved the uranium transaction was aware of the FBI probe. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) included Hillary Clinton, who was our incompetent secretary of state at the time.

When asked about the concerns of the hearing, Sessions told Grassley that the Justice Department will take "appropriate" actions, which means they will act concerned and upset then do nothing because our government is corrupt.

"I hear your concerns and they will be reviewed," Sessions said. He did not directly respond to a question from Grassley as to whether the Justice Department also probed whether the Russians compromised the Obama administration to "smooth the way" for the treasonous deal.

"It wouldn't be appropriate for me to comment on any ongoing investigation," Sessions said, alluding to the notion that an investigation is in full swing.

The deal, previously reported, involved the 2010 approval of a partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russia's Rosatom nuclear company. The U.S. government was involved because the sale gave Russia control of a significant portion of the uranium supply in the U.S. and at last look, it turns out that Russia has also received yellow cake uranium which is used in making nuclear bombs.

Grassley noted in his letters that he isn't "convinced" by previous "assurances" that there were no unresolved national security concerns, (such as the Russians making even more nuclear weapons).

Previous reports indicate that figures tied to the transaction gave donations to Bill Clinton and his family foundation. Grassley wrote that he learned additional details about a $500,000 fee Bill Clinton got from a Russian investment bank for a June 2010 speech. The speech was probably worth around $500.00 or less.

I seriously doubt that Hillary or Bill will be prosecuted for this treasonous deal nor will Barack Obama lose a night's sleep over it.

Grassley made it clear he is concerned about the FBI probe into "corruption and extortion" involving employees of a Rosatom subsidiary dating back to 2009, before the 2010 approval.

Something stinks in the woods.




Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power claims others unmasked in her name

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testified that the hundreds of unmasking requests made in her name, were made by other people. This was discovered by House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and revealed in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier on "Special Report with Bret Baier,"

"Her testimony is they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests," Gowdy said of Power. She is one among those in the Obama administration who made requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reports, known as unmasking.

 It was reported by Fox News last month that Power was unmasking at an incredibly rapid pace in the final months of Obama's leftist presidency. She averaged over one request for every working day last year and even went so far as to seek information in the days leading to Trump's inauguration.

Gowdy told Bret Baier, "I think if she were on your show, she would say those requests to unmask may have been attributed to her, but they greatly exceed by an exponential factor the requests she actually made. So, that's her testimony, and she was pretty emphatic about it."

Then he added, "So we've go to get to the bottom of that. If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community, we need to know that because we're getting ready to reauthorize a program that's really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it."

Power was interviewed Friday for a closed-door session with House Intelligence Committee investigators looking into the 'unmasking' of Trump associates under the Obama crowd.

So who's to blame for allowing someone else to use her name to violate the rights to privacy of U.S. citizens? And if it was done with such frequency, why wasn't Powers directly questioned by the judicial authority that grants such requests?


Trump says Dem rep 'fabricated' account of his call to soldier's widow

A Democratic rep in a silly cowboy hat claims that President Trump told the wife of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for." The president not only denies it, but says that he has 'proof' the congresswoman is lying through her hat.

Trump tweeted that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) "totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who had died in action (and I have proof). Sad!"

Army Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four soldiers killed in an ambush last week in northwest Africa.

Wilson told a local news outlet that President Trump said, during a five-minute phone conversation to the soldier's widow, Myeshia Johnson, that her husband "knew what he signed up for . . . but when it happens, it hurts anyway." She said Trump's words were insensitive.

Wilson spoke  to CNN on Wednesday saying she and Johnson family members heard what the president said because the call was put on a speakerphone. "I have proof too," she said.

The White House separately told Local 10 News that the president's conversations "with families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private."

Sgt. Johnson was killed during a Green Beret mission in Niger. Muslim militants ambushed them on Oct. 4th with grenades and automatic weapons fire.

Trump was initially criticized for lack of focus on the deadly attacks, but let's face it, he's criticized for the way he combs his hair. The Defense Department has reportedly launched an investigation into the ambush, according to the New York Daily News.

The Democrats will say anything they can get away with against the president and are losing credibility with independent thinkers.