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Who’s investigating the investigators?

May 26, 2017

CIRCA reports that “Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties” by John Solomon and Sara Carter.

“The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.”

We are not in a good place in our country right now.  Real treason appears to be taking place while politicians and most reporters are ignoring it as they push innuendo filled “fake news”.

Bloomberg.com surprisingly has a good article on the innuendo campaign.

Trump’s Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial

Notice that Brennan did not accuse anyone in Trump’s orbit of espionage or treason. He didn’t say the Russian plan worked. He just said that when he left office he had questions. A definite "maybe."

Are the WH leaks part of a plan?

May 11, 2017

If you wanted to completely discredit a media (and political opponent) that you believe is out to get you, how would that be done? If you were to leak many false stories and the media were to publish without verifying, how would that turn out for the media? Over time would they still be credible? Would it also leave an opponent looking incompetent as they latch on to every narrative supporting their cause?

How would the media counter? Perhaps by actually investigating and reporting verifiable facts. But they just can’t control themselves. When one has a bias and can’t account for it in their reporting it’s very difficult to see the facts.

Just thinking out loud….

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How many news reports have facts?

May 10, 2017

It seems, reading the latest news reports on the James Comey firing, that the news media have very few facts to work with but a whole lot of….stories and speculation (translated – made up stories to fit their narrative).  Not that this is anything new.

The New York Times has the documents.  You can and probably should disregard the articles on the event here, but do read the actual letters from DAG and AG to POTUS to Comey.

Actual documents

Will this stop the investigation into Russian collusion?  See my last posting.

https://jbsanctuary.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/klavan-sums-up-the-investigations/

Klavan sums up the investigations

May 10, 2017

O’Reilly out at fox, but probably with a big payout

April 20, 2017

Since Bill just signed a new contract I would bet that Mr. O, will get a nice severance payout.

"It is a staggering amount," said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings.

Fox is only on the hook for one years’ salary, according to one of the sources. That’s why the payout totals $25 million.

Please someone buy me out. I won’t say a word……

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More seriously, I don’t know if O’Reilly is guilty of anything. The public version of the accusations are pretty weak. But in these times it doesn’t take anything for sexual harassment claim. While I’m not a great O’Reilly fan, I watched his show now and then and was given “killing the Rising Sun” as a gift. It turned out to be a very good book. (Martin Dugard is a very good writer).

Every day I watch less and less cable news. There just isn’t much news there. Nearly all opinion and conjecture.

Like a cat plays with a mouse

April 3, 2017

#SusanRice,#Wiretapping

Donald trump set the trap and look who walked in.

“White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.”

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Susan (It was a video / Unmask those names) Rice

And Rep. Adam Schiff seems to backing away from his story that there was more than circumstantial evidence of Russian collusion.

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No, no, what I meant was…..

Note: The main stream media is strangely quiet about this. Hummmm….

CNN?

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Nope!

ABC News?

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Nope!

CBS news

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Nope!

Foxnews? Well yes.

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And of course Bloomberg, yes

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Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas!

March 28, 2017

So after spending a lifetime as an Oakland Raiders fan it seems the ride is nearly over. Living through the good years (70s) and the bad (all of the last 12 minus last year) I’ve stood by the Raiders. Even when they moved to LA. I mean, at least they were still in California. Granted I haven’t lived in CA since 1984 and doubt I ever would again.

To me they will always be the Oakland Raiders. Now it seems I’ve got just a few seasons left. They will potentially move around 2020 after a new stadium is built in Las Vegas. Now I like Las Vegas and see no issue with them having a team, but I hate the way teams move. My rule, should anyone give a **&*, would be that you can move but the name stays. I’d probably become a Las Vegas “whatever” team fan anyway.

Currently I live in Colorado, in Bronco territory. That means I live a pain filled life during football season anyway. No, I won’t become a Denver fan.

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Replace and repeal a failure?

March 27, 2017

Update: See below in red

Is the inability to secure a healthcare bill in the first one hundred days a failure?

There are many in the media claiming that the inability of the Republicans and President Trump to fully repeal and replace the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) as a catastrophe. But is it really? While the optics don’t look good, the fact is, regardless of what happened and what will happen the press as a general rule will pan the results.

It’s important not to get too wrapped up in the spin on this issue. The ACA needs to be changed. That is a given. If it takes some time to fix the current legislation that isn’t a failure. The problem is that many Americans, myself included, have little faith that anything will be fixed but just reworked and the same flaws will still be there.

In the currently political climate, there is the desire on all sides to continually spin everything, every minute of every day. This has congress and the White House spending all of their energy spinning and counter-spinning rather than working.

Part of this problem is based in our news reporting. The major news outlets spend an inordinate amount of time on Washington political issues rather than the news that happens in the US and around world. There is this idea that the public only wants to hear what Washington has to say. In fact, there is a lot of news that is not investigated or reported that never reaches the airwave or newspapers. This leads politicians to continually attempt to get airtime as a way to show they are really working for their constituents.

Hummm.  Maybe the media should ignore Washington for a while so they can get some work done.

Do Republicans know how to write and pass a bill?

The Republicans have had at least seven years to come up with a new healthcare bill. Why is there nothing ready to go? The answer is simple. It’s much easier to complain and point fingers than actually create something. Politicians only want to keep the money train rolling for themselves and their cohorts. The idea of doing their jobs as the public see it is foreign to them. Sitting in a room working on legislation (which they generally have underlings doing anyway) is not glamorous. If they did it themselves I bet the bills would be a lot shorter and clearer.

Update:

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.

"This Act may be cited as the ‘Obamacare Repeal Act,’" the bill states.

And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

"Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted," the bill states.

And that’s it – one sentence

As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit asked, “Why aren’t bills on infrastructure, tax reform and free speech lined up like planes on a runway?

The “Conservatives” in the Republican Party claim a watered down ACA will not be acceptable. I keep looking for their bill but have yet to find it. (see above)

I am sympathetic to the GOP problems however. I too want a conservative health care bill. But then, I am a radical. I am a heartless bastard that thinks free things for some is a form of slavery for both the recipient and the financier. Still, momentum means something. Victory doesn’t always come in one single battle. Lots of little victories can add up.  But then, so can lots of little failures.

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We all die together?

March 23, 2017

Katie Hopkins is right.

Liberals convince themselves multiculturalism works because we all die together, too.

An entire city of monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Blind. Deaf. And dumb.

Only it’s not just a city but nearly all of Europe, Scandinavia and 40+ percent of the United States.

Multiculturalism doesn’t work. If cultures are too different they will clash, they will divide. Multi-races are possible. However all must believe in the same basic principles and laws. Cultures don’t allow this.

This is what sheep before the slaughter look like.

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Islamic Radicals continue to laugh and plot the end of the West. Socialist smile with the naiveté of a child not realizing they will be the first to go.

What if he just says no?

March 13, 2017

Some in congress have demanded Trump show what evidence he has that former President Obama had him “wiretapped”.  Or what, I wonder?

Perhaps the left (media) and the John McCain will turn against him.  Heaven forbid!!!

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