Friday, November 15, 2019

Americans Know The Difference Between Schiff And Shinola


It was widely reported during the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh that women across the country tuned into the televised proceedings to hear the star witness crucify an innocent man.  Christine Blasey Ford’s voice was shaky throughout, and at one point, she could be seen crying.

That was the point; to elicit sympathy for a woman who clearly lied.  She was unable to specify where the alleged “attack” occurred or who else may have witnessed it.  Not one person ever came forward to verify her claims.

Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, while speaking at a Feminist Legal Theory Conference at the University of Baltimore said Ford made the decision to make her decades-old accusations about Kavanaugh because, “Elections have consequences, but he will always have an asterisk next to his name.  When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is.  That is part of what motivated Christine.”

As Democrats frantically work to politically damage President Trump, fast forward to today when the sham impeachment hearings resume with the testimony of Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch.

NBC’s Chelsea Stahl reports Yovanovitch is going to “tug at America’s heartstrings.”  The anti-Trump apparatchik was removed from her post in Ukraine around May of this year.  She reportedly “choked up” during her closed-door deposition last month as she described her firing.

In the transcript of President Trump’s July 25 phone call, Ukraine President Vlodymyr Zelensky said, “It was great that you were the first one who told me that she was a bad ambassador because I agree with you 100%. Her attitude towards me was far from the best as she admired the previous president and she was on his side. She would not accept me as a new president well enough.”

Yovanovitch testified she was unaware Zelensky, who was elected to root out corruption, did not like her.

Also in her deposition, Yovanovitch acknowledged “there may be some truth to [former prosecutor Yiriy] Lutsenko’s claim she gave him a ‘do not prosecute’ list.”

Asked if she ever urged Lutsenko “not to prosecute” individuals or entities, she responded, “Conversations about, ‘You need to be sure that, you know, there is a real case that is not politically motivated, that this isn’t just harassment and pressure — so those conversations, you know, certainty took place.”

Lutsenko has drawn scrutiny in recent days because he was Ukraine's prosecutor general – broadly equivalent to the Attorney General in the United States – when an investigation was halted into Burisma.  At the time, then-Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter sat on the board of the company. 

She said that names were “probably” used, including the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Director Artem Sytnyk who, according to the Hill attempted to influence the 2016 vote in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Yovanovitch has already lied under oath.  Democrats are aware she did.  Republicans will make certain to remind the public of this.

Bear this in mind as the dog and pony show drags on, House Democrats know the Senate will not vote to remove President Trump from office if they vote on Articles of Impeachment, but left-leaning Politico is already pushing a scheme to turn the impeachment vote in the Senate into a secret ballot if just three Republican senators vote to remove him.

If you decide to visit the link at Politico, be certain to read the update at the end of the article.  Apparently, the author considered the unconstitutionality of her remedy and included a disclaimer stating “it is clear the Senate has the power to make its own rules over the trial proceedings.  Those rules have historically required a simple majority of support.”

Thursday, November 14, 2019

After Three Years And Countless Deceptions, Democrats Lack The Credibility To Hurl Accusations At President Trump

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, articulated his trepidation with the Democrats’ case for impeaching President Trump during the first hearing not to be conducted behind closed doors.

“For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele dossier, which relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine when they themselves are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling, and they defend Hunter Biden’s securing of a lavishly paid position with a corrupt Ukrainian company, all while his father served as Vice President.”

[SKIP]

“What we will witness today is a televised theatrical performance staged by the Democrats. Ambassador Taylor and Mr. Kent—I’d like to welcome you here and congratulate you for passing the Democrats’ Star Chamber auditions held for the last six weeks in the basement of the Capitol. It seems you agreed, wittingly or unwittingly, to participate in a drama. But the main performance—the Russia hoax—has ended, and you’ve been cast in the low-rent Ukrainian sequel.”

I’ll conclude by noting the immense damage the politicized bureaucracy has done to Americans’ faith in government. Though Executive Branch employees are charged with implementing the policy set by our President, who is elected by and responsible to the American people, elements of the civil service have decided that they, not the President, are really in charge.”

[SKIP]

“Officials showed a surprising lack of interest in the indications of Ukrainian election meddling that deeply concerned the President at whose pleasure they serve. Despite all their dissatisfaction with President Trump’s Ukraine policy, the President approved the supply of weapons to Ukraine, unlike the previous administration, which provided blankets as defense against invading Russians.”

”By undermining the President who they are supposed to be serving, elements of the FBI, the Department of Justice, and now the State Department, have lost the confidence of millions of Americans who believe that their vote should count for something. It will take years, if not decades, to restore faith in these institutions.”

“This spectacle is doing great damage to our country. It’s nothing more than an impeachment process in search of a crime.”

Since taking office, the Trump Administration has continued to pressure Russia over its involvement in eastern Ukraine.  In January 2018, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on 21 individuals and nine companies linked to the conflict in March 2018, the State Department approved the sale of Javelin anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, the first sale of lethal weaponry since the conflict began in July 2018 the Department of Defense announced an additional $200 million in defensive aid, bringing the total amount of aid provided since 2014 to $1 billion.

In his opening statement on October 22nd, behind closed doors, Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor described a visit to the frontlines in northern Donbas over the summer in vivid terms that underscored his views on the importance of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine. 


"I could see the armed and hostile Russian-led forces on the other side of the damaged bridge across the line of contact," Taylor said. "Over 13,000 Ukrainians had been killed in the war, one or two a week. To this day, that continues. More Ukrainians would undoubtedly die without US assistance."

The Ukraine conflict, which began in 2014, has led to roughly 13,000 deaths and displaced roughly 1.6 million people
The Maidan uprising, which took place on the eve of the closing day of the Sochi Winter Games, astonished and enraged Putin.  He responded by ordering the takeover of Crimea at dawn on the morning of February 23, 2014. The war of aggression, occupation, and annexation that followed turned out to be the grim beginning of a new era and what might be the start of a new cold war, or worse.

At its heart, however, the conflicts within Ukraine and the fight Putin has picked with Ukraine, are about post-Soviet kleptocracy and where and whether there is a popular will to resist it.

The impeachment spectacle we witnessed yesterday and will have to endure in the coming weeks, perhaps even months, has been designed to turn a phone call into a crime. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Stelterman

It took nearly the entire 28th season to give Sean Spicer the boot from Dancing With The Stars.

With his regular partner Lindsay Arnold still out, Spicer stepped it up with his fill-in partner Jenna Johnson. He showed surprising fluidity, a lime green suit and some complex holds in his Argentine Tango to Destiny's Child "Bills, Bills, Bills”.

Bruno Tonioli, an Italian choreographer and judge on DWTS, said of Spicer’s routine, “Don’t cry for Sean, Argentina” adding it was “more an Argentine straggle.”  Tonioli was gracious in the end thanking Spicer for “being such a good sport.”

After Spicer was eliminated, he graciously said, "I wish I could have done better.  Thanks to everyone who supported me.  Thanks to my family for everything they did.  I’ve loved being on this show.  Thank you for making me a part of it.  God bless you all.  Happy Veterans Day.”

CNN’s pudgy Brian Stelter, apparently green with envy, tweeted: 
Maybe the folks at ABC will cast him for next season’s show since he has officially tweeted more about the show than about ABC and CBS colluding to fire a female employee for exposing a high-profile rapist and pedophile.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

LSU Tigers Vs Alabama Crimson Tide: The Defining Game Of The Season

Tuscaloosa is always as busy as a beehive on game day, but this Saturday will be unbelievably amped up.  With the nation’s No. 2 LSU Tigers coming to Bryant-Denny Stadium to do battle against No. 3 Alabama, ESPN’s College Gameday will be in T-Town and the passion of politics will blend with the passion of college football with President Trump in attendance.

Since the “Game of the Century” in 2011 when the Tigers defeated the Tide 9-6, Bama has amassed an eight-game winning streak.

Head Coach Nick Saban commented on the national rankings saying, “I don’t talk about that.  I don’t talk about rankings.  It doesn’t matter where you rank if you don’t have success in what you’re doing, you’re not going to be ranked there long.”

In the CFP era, the No. 3 team has never gone on to make the Playoff since it began in 2014 and that is why this game will be the defining game of the season.

Heisman trophy nominee QB Joe Burrows is at the top of his game and Tua Tagovailoa, also a Heisman nominee, is rehabbing from a right ankle injury he suffered against Cowbell U.

Burrows struggled against Auburn two weeks ago and I guaran-damn-tee you linebackers Anfernee Jennings and Terrell Lewis are monsters on the D-line and they will hunt down Burrows in the pocket.  The Cajun Nation’s Derek Stingley and Grant Delpit are tenacious defenders and tailback Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the Tigers with 136 yards on 26 carries against Auburn so Coach Orgeron’s team has the best chance in years to knock off the Crimson Tide.

War Eagle is Bama’s “natural rival” but over the years the contest that ensues either at Death Valley or Bryant-Denny has become an epic battle of titans far more meaningful over the past 25 years than most rivalries the media crow about.

Need proof?

Tigers wide receiver Justin Jefferson was asked how different this team is compared to the 2018 team that lost 29-0 to the Tide in Death Valley.  His answer was, “I don’t really know the answer to that question.  We’re going to dominate.  I mean, there’s nothing much to it.  I mean, we owe them so we’re going to get to it.”

Did his mouth just write a check his ass can’t cash?  My beloved Crimson Tide thrives on disrespect and revenge and there’s no better feeling than making the entire college football world mad as hell when you win again.

This week has been LSU hate week.  I don’t do Hate Week because I happen to love me some Tigahs and because over the years I’ve been honored to cultivate a friendship with fellow blogger and SEC sister Diogenes of Diogenes Middle Finger.

For the last five years we’ve had a friendly bet on this game.  The loser makes a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities who change the lives of children through innovative pediatric care.

Here’s hoping Bama has saved it's best for LSU.


UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Whatfinger News.

UPDATE II:  There was a knock at my door after the big game.  Coach Oeaux told me, “From now on Bryant-Denny Stadium is our house.”  How could I argue with that gravelly voice?  My sincerest congratulations to the LSU Tigers and the entirety of the Cajun Nation.


Democrats’ Star Witness In Impeachment Inquiry Committed Perjury

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, was an Obama Administration holdover.  She was appointed by The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer in 2016.  President Trump ordered her to be recalled from her post this past May following allegations of partisanship and political bias.

“The embassy in Ukraine was a ‘Hillary Clinton for President’ office. And they were looking to dig up dirt on President Trump,” the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said. “There was a lot more collusion with Ukraine than in Russia, where there doesn’t appear to be any. They were trying to bring Trump down,” Giuliani continued.

It took a complaint from an Intelligence Community whistleblower, released late last month, to reveal the weight of just how vast a network of enemies inside and outside his own government had been amassed to work against him.

Yovanovich used her personal email account to communicate with Democratic congressional staffer Laura Carey concerning a delicate and time-sensitive matter just two days after the whistleblower complaint.  This is in direct contradiction of her sworn testimony last month in which she told Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) she “never responded to it.”

[Government employees are issued a government email address to conduct official business.  Using a personal email account to communicate is evidence of an elaborate trap that was set.  Problem is the trap intended to catch the President just caught these rats.]

Emails obtained by Fox News' Tucker Carlson showed that, in fact, Yovanovitch had responded to Carey's initial Aug. 14 email, writing that she "would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you."
"I would highly suspect that this Democratic staffer's work was connected in some way to the whistleblower's effort, which has evolved into this impeachment charade," Rep. Zeldin said. "We do know that the whistleblower was in contact with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's team before the whistleblower had even hired an attorney or filed a whistleblower complaint even though Schiff had lied to the public originally claiming that there was no contact. Additionally, while the contents of the email from this staffer to Ambassador Yovanovitch clearly state what the conversation would be regarding, Yovanovitch, when I asked her specifically what the staffer was looking to speak about, did not provide these details."

Zeldin added: "I specifically asked her whether the Democratic staffer was responded to by Yovanovitch or the State Department. It is greatly concerning that Ambassador Yovanovitch didn't answer my question as honestly as she should have, especially while under oath."

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Whatfinger News.  

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Maybe The Whistleblower’s Attorney Should Have Hillary Come Over And Wipe His Twitter Clean “Like With A Cloth Or Something”

Before President-elect Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States forces unknown and sinister were at work to unseat him by any means necessary.
The President criticized U.S. intelligence agencies even before he took office.  Top intelligence officials Clapper, Brennan and Comey met with the President-elect at Trump Tower on January 6, 2017 to brief him on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, but Comey stayed behind to tell him about the existence of the “dirty dossier.”  Days later, on the afternoon of January 10, 2017, CNN ran a story about the meeting entitled, “Intel Chiefs Presented Trump With Claims Of Russian Efforts To Compromise Him.”  That same evening Buzzfeed [I refuse to link it] posted the dossier online with the title, “These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia.”

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker admitted in May of this year the Bureau was worried Comey would appear to be “blackmailing” Trump during the January 2017 briefing at Trump Tower on the allegations in the dossier written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

The dossier, packed with unverified claims about President Trump's ties to Russia, formed a key part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications used to justify surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and others in Trump’s orbit.  [We are still waiting for IG Michael Horowitz’s report to be made public.]

Trump’s criticism, now well-founded, did not escape the notice of Sen. Chuck Schumer when he appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show.  He spoke with naked enthusiasm saying, “Let me tell you:  You take on the Intelligence Community—they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

We know from a published report by Margot Cleveland at The Federalist that principal counterterrorism advisor for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Daniel Benjamin, scripted a scenario for Politico Magazine writing, “Leakers and whistleblowers won’t hesitate. What [former Deputy CIA Director] Morell and other intelligence veterans are too decorous to mention is that Trump’s treatment of his spies will also come back to bite him in the form of leaking and whistleblowing. The Intelligence Community doesn’t leak as much as the Pentagon or Congress, but when its reputation is at stake, it can do so to devastating effect.”

I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.

Some of you may have missed President Trump’s campaign rally in Monroe, LA last night thinking if you’ve seen one rally you’ve seen ‘em all.  You would be quite mistaken.  President Trump began reading damning tweets from Mark Zaid, the storm trooper in loafers AKA attorney, for the whistleblower who started this impeachment lunacy on the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: 
Tim Murtaugh, President Trump’s campaign Communications Director declared, “The whistleblower’s lawyer gave away the game.  It was always the Democrats’ plan to stage a coup and impeach President Trump and all they ever needed was the right scheme.  They whiffed on Mueller so now they’ve settled on the perfectly fine Ukraine phone call.  This proves this was orchestrated from the beginning.”
*Photograph of President Trump is a screencap from NBC coverage of Trump rally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X10rUS1xod4 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Monday Night’s Alright For Owning The Libs

Time flies when you’re having fun.  For eight weeks now, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has danced his way into the hearts of everyone who lacks rhythm and moves.

In late August, Tom Bergeron, the longtime host of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, expressed his disappointment with the network’s decision to have Spicer on the show.  Bergeron tweeted he had hoped the 28th season “would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from any party affiliations.”

Nothing has surprised viewers more than Spicer’s ability to avoid elimination week after week.  The guy gets super-low scores, but the audience always saves him.  The failing New York Times noted, “He’s as stiff and two-dimensional as a sheet of cardboard with feet that move as if stuck in slabs of cement.”

Those watching DWTS are allowed to cast 20 votes:  10 votes by texting SEAN to 21523 and then 10 more times at abc.com/DWTS.  Even President Trump encouraged audience participation tweeting, “The meltdown the Hollywood types keep having when he wins with your votes is soooo worth the time.”


Monday, November 4, 2019

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


Ah November...that special time of year when my neighbors finally stop complaining about me not taking down my Christmas lights.




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