Thursday, August 30, 2018

At Hammer & Pickle, Burger Orders YOU!


Inspired by Cam Edwards and an announced boycott of In-N-Out Burger, for donating $25,000 to the GOP

SecDef Mattis: There Are No Walmarts In North Korea Only Targets

President Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest mission to Pyongyang, North Korea citing the bullheadedness of Rocket Man who continues to produce fissile material and missiles rather than working toward complete denuclearization as agreed to in the Singapore Summit.

The Trump Administration demanded the North move first by providing a complete inventory of its nuclear material and production facilities. Pyongyang countered with the demand that Washington join South Korea in declaring an end to the Korean War. The declaration would commit to initiating a peace process that would include military confidence building measures to reduce the risk of deadly clashes in the contested waters of the Yellow Sea and the DMZ.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers, “We believe that a method involving the balanced, simultaneous, step-by-step implementation of all terms in the Joint Statement, preceded by the establishment of trust, is the only realistic means of achieving success.” He emphasized the North’s “unswerving resolution and commitment to responsible, good-faith implementation of the Joint Statement,” and the “unacceptability of a situation in which we alone are the first to move unilaterally.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis tried to increase pressure on the North by announcing, “We have no plans at this time to suspend any more exercises.” While he clarified that no decision had yet been made, he also noted, “We are going to see how the negotiations go, and then we will calculate the future, how we go forward.”
America is the most powerful nation in the world. Our military is second to none, outspending the next eight countries combined. Our fighting men and women are the best-trained, most technically advanced force in history. We have thousands of nuclear weapons and many more precision-guided conventional bombs. Our warplanes, ships, drones and cyber capabilities are the envy of all. Most importantly, the American experiment─one committed to democratic values and the rule of law─has allowed us to become the world's sole superpower.

North Korea, by contrast, is a totalitarian state that consistently fails to meet the basic needs of its 23 million people. The United Nations World Food Program says 70% of the North's citizens do not have enough food to eat. An estimated 25% of the North's children are physically stunted. The country ranks 213 out of 230 countries in GDP per capita. The North does have a 1.2-million-man military; but an International Institute of Security Studies report found that the North's conventional forces rely on "increasingly obsolete equipment, with little evidence of widespread modernization." In other words, their equipment is old.

Who should be afraid of whom?

For all its idiosyncratic behavior, outlandish threats, actions and gruesome human rights record, the North Korean government is not suicidal. It knows in a large-scale confrontation with South Korea and the U.S. its leadership and the country itself would cease to exist.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trivial Pursuit™ 2018 - Obscure Politics Edition

Monday, August 27, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


If kids get ice cream trucks driving around the neighborhood in the summer why can't adults have margarita and beer trucks?




Friday, August 24, 2018

A Timeline For Clinton Crime

What we are witnessing today is a desperate attempt to defuse the President’s efforts to remove corrupt persons from the government. There has been almost twenty years of criminal acts that were ignored and are now being uncovered. The following is a timeline for some of this corruption and the network of criminal associates who assisted the Clintons and Obamas, but we'll focus on the Clintons.

2001

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing grand jury investigation into the Clinton Foundation . Millions had been donated to the CF by foreign governments. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

2005

·                  James Comey takes over the CF grand jury investigation.
·                  Lois Lerner becomes Director of the IRS, Exempt Organizations Unit.
·                  Rod Rosenstein runs the Tax Division inside the DoJ from 2001 to 2005.
·                  Robert Mueller is the Director of the FBI (2001-2013).

Every one of these people were directly and intimately involved in the grand jury investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Needless to say the grand jury investigation goes no where.

2009

James Comey leaves the DoJ for high paying job (Senior VP and Lead Counsel) at Lockheed Martin. During his stay at Lockheed Martin, the corporation receives $ billions in FBI government contracts. One such contract alone was for $1 billion – IBM contested this contract. In the four years Comey was at Lockheed Martin he became a millionaire, he was given $6 million as separation from service when he left the company and became FBI Director.
Hillary Clinton is SecState and starts her own personal email server for government business. She never has an official, protected government email account.
The Russian Rosatom subsidiary ARMZ acquires 17% of Uranium One. A year later Bill Clinton meets with Vladamir Putin and receives $500,000 for a speech given at Renaissance Capital (Russian finance corporation. An FBI informant, David Campbell, was involved in the negotiations and was issued a gag order by the DoJ – Rod Rosenstein. The FBI Director, Robert Mueller, even delivered a uranium sample to the Russians.
Within a relatively short period $145,000,000 was “donated” to the Clinton Foundation by corporations connected to the Uranium One deal. Lois Lerner was still Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit.

2015

Benghazi – Trey Gowdy learns about Hillary’s private email server and the thousands of emails, many classified Top Secret, she never turned over when she left the SecState Office. James Comey is now Director of the FBI. First he exonerates Lois Lehner for her actions targeting conservative organizations applying for tax exempt status. As the State Department under Kerry drags its feet, Comey then prepares another exoneration for Hillary and her illegal email server.

2016

In April 2016, Comey drafts a letter for Hillary exonerating her of any criminal actions in her violations of a mountain of federal laws governing the reception, storage and distribution of classified documents. This is done before the principal players are interviewed and many are granted immunity. Not a single Grand Jury is impaneled. In July of 2016 Comey gives a presser that astounds the law enforcement community. After describing a litany of felonies committed by Hillary, Comey absolves her.
This all changed on November 8, 2016. The Clinton Crime Syndicate is done. The players described above have been identified and compromised by their own communications. Uranium 1, unlawful email servers used to enrich the Foundation, Benghazi – it will all come back to haunt them.
What we are seeing from the Mueller/Rosenstein carnival is the death throes of the Deep State. After covering a decade of corruption and enjoying protection by the MSM, they are finally realizing that Judgment is upon them.

2018

And now we wait. There are nearly 50,000 sealed federal court documents (not all are indictments) awaiting action.  That’s 50X the normal level of sealed D0J activity. Not all of it will correspond to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation and her criminal co-conspirators, but apparently there is another Hillary Clinton investigation that was opened by the FBI. Planeloads of documents have allegedly been transported out of Arkansas.
And we haven't even touched upon the FBI and DoJ involvement in supplying false information to the FISA Court in order to spy on the Trump campaign.
Maybe later we’ll discuss the thousands of pedophiles who no longer get a wink and a nod from the feds and have been arrested under Trump’s DoJ. I hope many of those sealed documents held by the DoJ relate to child sex networks. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Chicken Ala Venezuela


Thanks to years of failed socialist policies that never work, a whole chicken in Venezuela costs 14.6 million bolivars, which in US currency is about $2.22.  Venezuela's economy is in a shambles and the inflation rate shows no sign of slowing down. Of course the US is blamed for this.

After being exposed to a 82,000% inflation rate, the bolivar is just about useless. And so is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist Democrat who is running for New York's 14th Congressional District. She is so afraid of the electorate becoming aware of her socialist leanings that she has barred the media from covering her meetings.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Just a Spoonful of Socialism Helps the Party Go Down

In The News



Pop Icon Contemplates Hip Replacement 
Madonna, the artist formerly known as Maria Louise Ciccone, turned sixty years of age on August 16th. Like many aging rock stars, she is starting to get a little long in the tooth.
The undisputed queen of pop has never been one to do things by halves, with a chart-topping career spanning more than three decades and a loyal army of devoted fans. 
And in keeping with her reputation, Madonna is throwing an extravagant five-day bash at a Moroccan palace to celebrate her 60th birthday, and looked sensational as she partied away on the first night. 
On Thursday, the Queen of Pop took to Instagram to share a trio of captivating pictures of herself enjoying her birthday celebrations, dressed in a vibrant floor-length fuchsia gown.

Actually Madonna is very spry due to her excellent conditioning and would put most 60 year olds to shame. But the signs of aging is something that can only be put off for so long and Madonna is thinking about rebranding some of her songs, songs like "Forget DNR - Die Another Day", "Bad Nana", "Where's The Walker?" and "Don't Tell Me (Unless You Shout It)".


The USGA Invents A Brand New Hazard for Golfers
There's eagles, birdies, boogies and now there's pinkies.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A 47-year-old man was arrested and charged with mayhem after he allegedly bit off another golfer's finger. 
The incident happened just before sunset Friday at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth. 
Someone called 911 reporting that two men had gotten into a fight, and one person bit off the other's finger. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered the victim had his finger bitten off to his knuckle.

It's reported that the severed digit cannot be reattached, so the USGA has upped his handicap from 8 to 11.


Japanese Innovation: New Golden Showers Flights
Initiating a new concept in air travel, this airline  has started offering unlimited free beverages for all lengthy international flights. In order to recover this increased cost, all bathroom facilities on board the aircraft have been eliminated.
An American man has been arrested for urinating on another passenger during a trans-pacific flight. The 24-year-old was flying from Chicago to Narita International Airport, in Tokyo, Japan, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Friday, August 17. 
The victim, a 50-year-old Japanese man, stated that he had had no previous contact with the American. 
He is believed to have been sitting two rows behind the suspect on the flight. Police say the American had consumed at least five glasses of champagne before the incident occurred. 
Depending on your hydration, Fly The Yellow Skies!


New Threat To American Urban Centers: Assault Wheelchairs
First it was only our ankles that were in danger when shopping in Walmart, now it's flying lead on the streets. The criminal mind never rests in its quest to explore new ways to victimize innocent people.

When, oh when, will our politicians address the unholy terror visited upon us by the introduction of assault wheelchairs? Register all assault/tactical wheelchairs!
An off-duty NYPD cop shot a wheelchair-bound man after the man started shooting outside of a house party in Brooklyn Sunday morning, police said. 
The 30-year-old wheelchair-bound suspect began shooting outside the party on 43rd Street near Church Avenue in Flatbush around 2:45 a.m., authorities said. 
It was not immediately clear what the man was firing at, police said. 
An off-duty cop who was on the street returned fire, shooting the suspect once in the hip, authorities said.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


I just saw a giant spider in the bathroom, so I tried to kill it by spraying it with hairspray. It's not dead, but its hair looks fabulous...




Thursday, August 16, 2018

New York State's First Clown Doesn't Measure Up To His Dad

Mario Cuomo served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1979 to 1982, and Secretary of State of New York from 1975 to 1978. He was a liberal icon who exhausted NYS residents with his incessant desire of running for President, which he never did. He was a clever man though and could talk his way through his contradictory beliefs in Catholicism and abortion without a hint of embarrassment.

His son Andrew, the current Governor of New York, lacks the political skills of his dad. Even as Attorney General of NY Andrew was more prone to putting his foot in his mouth rather than in a shoe. As Governor, his cancellation of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption was an indication of his proclivity towards the Dark Side of politics.


Andrew Cuomo's foot-in-mouth talent was once again showcased yesterday in a bizarre public outburst.
Earlier in the day, the governor was signing legislation dealing with human trafficking when he took an awkward swipe at Trump’s famed campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” 
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said at the Lower East Side event. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.” 
The line went over like a lead balloon and the crowd groaned. 
Cuomo even took heat from the left, with his liberal gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon blasting him. “I think it’s just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” Nixon said.
Of course President Trump had some fun with NY's First Clown.
President Trump mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday for saying America “was never that great.” 
[...]Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump tweeted in the wake of Cuomo’s gaffe.
More here.




Monday, August 13, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


Older relatives always used to nudge me at weddings and say, "You're next".  They stopped doing it when I did the same thing to them at funerals.




Friday, August 10, 2018

Boston Globe Calls For War Of Words Against President Trump

According to The Associated Press, the Deputy Managing Editor of the editorial page of The Boston Globe, Marjorie Pritchard, is coordinating a response to President Trump’s “rhetoric” regarding the news media.

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a "dirty war against the free press."

As of Friday, Pritchard said about 70 outlets had committed to editorials so far, with the list expected to grow. The publications ranged from large metropolitan dailies, such as the Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post, to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000.

Pritchard suggested editorial boards take a common stand against Trump's words regardless of their politics, or whether they generally editorialized in support of or in opposition to the President's policies.

Pritchard said she hoped the editorials would make an impression on Americans.

"I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable," she said. "We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution."

Oh, honey.  It will make an impression.  Studies conducted by the Pew Research Center, Media Research Center and the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy show coverage of President Trump is overwhelmingly negative. That’s not surprising, given that other surveys show that the vast majority of reporters, editors and commentators hold liberal political views.

These failing newspapers think Trump can’t possibly win a fight with the people who buy ink by the barrel and paper by the roll.

Trump drives them bonkers with his contempt of them and is an enormous threat to their liberal world view. He is actually governing in a mostly conservative manner by cutting taxes and reducing regulations, appointing conservative judges and breaking with tradition in foreign affairs. So, not only do the media hate his personality, they hate his governance. They are near hysteria.
NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEY:  The front page depicted above is no more dishonest than the paper itself.  At least we didn’t hire a woman named Patricia Smith who lied about people and made up quotations which forced her to resign. Nor did we employ a disgraced Globe columnist, Mike Barnicle (now with MSNBC) who plagiarized a George Carlin book and made up false tear-jerker stories about two children hospitalized with cancer.
In 2004, the Globe apologized for printing graphic photographs that the article represented as showing U.S. soldiers raping Iraqi women during the Iraq War. The photos had already been found by other news organizations to be from an internet pornography site.

The paper was also forced to retract a story describing the events of a seal hunt near Halifax, Nova Scotia that took place on April 12, 2005. Written by freelancer Barbara Stewart, a former New York Times staffer, the article described the specific number of boats involved in the hunt and graphically described the killing of seals and the protests that accompanied it.  Extreme weather delayed the hunt which had no yet taken place proving the details of the story were a lie.

We’re Not Going To Build An Arby’s On Pluto

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”Voltaire

For decades, America’s satellites like the Titan, Delta and Atlas series have circled the Earth at a largely safe distance from geopolitics. These satellites provide reconnaissance, surveillance, global positioning, navigation and early warning missile detection.

An informal global moratorium on the testing of anti-satellite weapons had held since 1985; the intervening decades had been a period of post–Cold War peace—and unquestioned American supremacy—high overhead. During those decades, satellites had become linchpins of the American military apparatus and the global economy.

By 2007, ships at sea and warplanes in the air had grown reliant on instant satellite communications with ground stations thousands of miles away. Government forecasters relied on weather satellites; intelligence analysts relied on high-­resolution imagery to anticipate and track adversaries the world over. GPS had become perhaps the single most indispensable global system ever designed by humans—the infrastructure upon which the rest of the world’s infrastructure is based.

On the afternoon of January 11, 2007, California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base began getting readouts from China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center.  A missile rose into low-Earth orbit closing in on an aging Chinese weather satellite.  Then the 30th Space Wing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) telescopes showed a bright flash.


The test raised concern in Washington, where officials and analysts interpreted it as a signal by China that U.S. military satellites could be vulnerable to attack.

Not only was this an astonishing technological achievement—to launch a missile from the ground and hit a celestial target moving as fast as 17,000 mph—it also showed a level of rashness not seen in space for decades.

China has embarked on an accelerated military modernization program, repeatedly emphasizing its desire to be able to compete in 21st Century warfare. The Chinese military, which runs that country’s space program, has identified space-based communications and sensing systems as key to such efforts. Some Chinese military theorists also have advocated asymmetrical warfare, in which pinpoint weapons would be used to disrupt the more advanced and better-equipped U.S. military.

In the years since, the U.S. quietly made a series of decisions—involving procedures, promotions, and the deployment of new sensors and devices in outer space, most of them highly classified—that began to address the problem.  Meanwhile, China and several other countries have built up their capabilities—with traditional and cyber weapons—against not only satellites but the ground stations that receive and transmit the data.

Popular Science notes, “While the vast majority of operating satellites and satellite constellations are commercial, governmental, or civil (around 1,374 satellites as of September 2017, according to a database maintained by the Union of Concerned Scientists) there are many military satellites in space (about 363). When it comes to military satellites, the United States already has numbers on its side. Of those military satellites, 157 are owned by the U.S., a number that dwarfs China’s 57 and Russia’s 83.

According to a published report from Space News, in April of this year Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned China, Russia and Iran are developing space-based surveillance, navigation and anti-satellite systems challenging America’s dominance in outer space.

On the issue of whether foreign adversaries have the technology to take down U.S. satellites, Coats cited a report his office released in February, “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.”

Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, says there are effectively four categories of space weapons: kinetic (aimed at destroying a satellite), non-kinetic (aimed at disabling a satellite without touching it), electromagnetic (aimed at interfering with a satellite’s signals), and cyber (aimed at corrupting the data sent to a satellite).

Have the Russians restarted a program it shut down after the end of the Cold War known as Satellite Killer?

The last time an arms race appeared poised to overtake space, the world’s superpowers banded together to sign the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which banned weapons of mass destruction in space and held that “the moon and other celestial bodies” should be reserved for peaceful purposes. The Outer Space Treaty is still in force, but it is by now full of holes. Legal scholars had a hard time proving that China’s 2007 anti-­satellite test, for instance, violated the agreement. That’s because the missile that China fired was not technically addressed in the 50-year-old treaty.

The astounding ignorance of the fruitcake Left like Stephen Colbert and the baby killers of Planned Parenthood is a shining example of wanton denial of a legitimate threat to national security.  The evidence is everywhere.  They can hide in their spider holes and mock this President all they want.

Mr. Trump is acting on a verifiable threat that the swamp has chosen to willfully dismiss since 2007.  He is preparing this country for a possible attack that would leave our country in disarray and make us helpless.  His Space Force is being tasked with the urgent priority of figuring out how to prevent that threat.

At 5:00 AM this morning The Washington Free Beacon published a report warning, “China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.”

The flight test of the Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2 missile was disclosed by Chinese state media and touted as an ultra-high-speed missile capable of thwarting missile defense systems.

Space-based defenses could be used to counter the high-speed missiles. "The utility of space for hypersonic defense is in the indications of warning, the launch detection, the surveillance, acquisition, tracking—the whole arena of persistent global timely awareness," said Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

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UPDATE II:  Welcome readers of Larwyn’s Linx.  Doug Ross, thank you sir for linking to this post.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

That Was A Rake You Stepped On Honey

CNN scripted reader Alisyn Camerota got a little snotty on Tuesday following a brief report about a severe hailstorm hitting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.  She wondered how some people still don't think "climate change is necessarily happening."

Fellow scripted reader John Berman alerted viewers about large chunks of hail that hammered the area on Monday, killing two animals at the zoo and injuring 14 people.

Camerota frowned at the footage of hail splashing into the water at a bear habitat and remarked sarcastically, "Is it August in Colorado as well?"

"I believe it has reached August there," Berman said.
Those who worship at the altar of anthropogenic climate change are convinced the global relevance of hail and a worldwide warming climate increase the chances of hailstorms and morons like Camerota spit out climate change drivel robotically.

Erie Insurance published a report stating, “Each year, hailstorms lead to crop and property damage across the United States. While every state can be the target of a hailstorm, some states are more at risk than others.”

“Landlocked states in the Great Plains and the Midwest are most frequently impacted by hailstorms. That’s because hail commonly occurs in regions where the air’s freezing altitude dips below 11,000 feet.”

“The region where Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming meet tops the list as the most common location for hailstorms. It is appropriately known as Hail Alley. Hailstorms can occur during the spring, summer or fall months. The majority of these storms appear between May and September.”

And according to 9News.com in Denver, “Hail is something that Coloradans are very familiar with. Part of the Interstate 25 corridor, including Denver, gets more hail storms than anywhere else in the country.”

“A report from the Storm Prediction Center shows the area from the Denver Metro to Colorado Springs gets an average of 13 large hail events every year. That's more than most areas in the Central Plains known as "Hail Alley" and equal to the number of severe hail days in southwestern Kansas.”

“If you count days that any size hail occurs, you could call the Front Range the 'Second Hail Alley'”.

“The Front Range, the High Plains just east of the Rocky Mountains definitely leads the country in those types of days. Anywhere between 12 and 15 days a year in that area,” said Paul Schlatter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

Colorado Springs (elevation 6,035 feet above sea level) and Denver (5,280 feet) are both seated much higher than cities like Oklahoma City. This means as hail falls out of a storm below the freezing level, it doesn't have as far to travel down to the ground and so not as much of the hailstone will melt. This is why “Hail Alley” and the “Front Range” get so much more hail compared to other cities; they’re physically much closer to the storm and the hail stays frozen long enough to be damaging.

The geologic age of the Rocky Mountains varies based on location. The youngest parts were uplifted 100 million to 65 million years ago during the close of the Mesozoic Era or what is commonly known as the Age of Reptiles, whereas the older parts rose 600 million years ago.

Al “ManBearPig” Gore predicted the polar ice caps would melt by 2014. Didn’t happen.  If you want to know what the weather will be like tomorrow ask your local weatherman, but if you want to know if it’s going to rain two weeks from now forget about it.  That’s not how the weather works.

I blame those damned dinosaurs for not stopping that cataclysmic asteroid that messed with Earth’s climate for 100,000 years after impact.  No wonder they died out.  Big dummies!

Weather is gonna weather.  Climate change is a natural phenomenon millions of years old. 

Just Seven More to Go!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BREAKING: Johnny Manziel Gets Transferred To The WNBA

While we’re just days away from Week One of the NFL Preseason here in America, our neighbors to the North are already in Week 8 of their football season enjoying their Molsons and poutine watching all nine teams in the CFL.

Why bring up Canadian football?  Johnny Manziel.

For the record, I despise that prick.  He abuses women, alcohol and drugs and doesn’t give a whit about team rules and policies.

During a January 2015 interview conducted by ESPN with nearly 20 Browns sources, both on the record and on condition of anonymity along with several NFL personnel sources it was revealed that Manziel’s year-long pattern of behavior demonstrated a lack of commitment and preparation and a steadfast commitment to a raucous nightlife.  As one player put it, Manziel throughout the entire 2014 season was “100 percent joke.”

In an April 2018 interview with sports talk show host Dan Patrick, Manziel admitted, “If Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known that I was a guy that didn’t come in every day and watch film. I was a guy that didn’t really know the X’s and O’s of football. Nobody was there, like helping me go over the X’s and O’s, and it was hard. I struggled.”

On February 28th of this year he tweeted, “I’ll play again for FREE. It’s not about the money it’s about getting back to doing what I miss and love.”

On May 19, 2018 Manziel signed a CFL contract to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats setting up his return to professional football after a three-year hiatus.

The CFL teams are filled with players either unnoticed or unwanted by the NFL. The Tiger-Cats CEO, Scott Mitchell said, “Our league has historically been a league of second chances.

Hamilton made Manziel an offer: two years at $122,000 in base salary, plus $18,000 in housing, $10,000 to sign and performance incentives that can tick the total value north of $300,000─a pittance compared to the monies the Cleveland Browns were scheduled to pay him.  His 2014 rookie 4-year contract of $8.247 million included $6.702 million in guaranteed money.

Because he got into trouble (suspension imposed by the League under any policy, a suspension imposed by the team, failure or refusal to report, practice or play, or leaving the team without prior written consent) the Browns were allowed to void the final two years of his contract.

On July 22, 2018 the Tiger-Cats traded Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes and last Friday the Alouettes lost to the Tiger-Cats 50-11.  Manziel was a disaster throwing 4 interceptions and completing 11 of 20 passes for a meager 104 yards.

The NFL is unlikely to take another shot at Manziel given the way things went in his two calamitous years at Cleveland. His first game in the CFL didn’t offer a ton of hope he can make it in Canada either.
NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEY:  Mr. Manziel has not been transferred to the WNBA.  He is actually being traded to the Mumbai Rockets of the Premiere Badminton League.  No wait,  that’s not true either.  He is in serious talks with the World Mini Golf Federation to hand out balls and clubs and sharpen pencils for the scorecards. 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Look, You Stupid Bastard

On Wednesday, the White House Press Briefing began with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stating, “The President has made it clear that his administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation-state or other dangerous actor.”

“Last year, the President signed an executive order to strengthen and review the cybersecurity of our nation and its critical infrastructure.  Last week, the President chaired a meeting of his National Security Council to address ongoing threats.  He asked the officials standing next to me to brief the American people on the work being done to protect the integrity of our elections.”

“Efforts are underway to provide cybersecurity assistance to state and local authorities, and actions to investigate, prosecute, and hold accountable those who illegally attempt to interfere in our political and electoral process.”

“To address these matters further, I want to welcome Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Director of the National Security Agency General Paul Nakasone, and National Security Advisor John Bolton to make some comments and take questions on this topic.”

“As you all know, we’ve addressed what occurred during the 2016 election numerous times and rather extensively.  The purpose of today’s briefing is about what we are doing now and, in the future, to protect the integrity of our elections moving forward, and we ask that you stay on that topic.”

Each of the abovementioned officials gave a opening statement and Sanders opened the floor for questions.  She first called on Fox News’ John Roberts who asked a question of Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence. Next, Sanders called on Toluse Olorunnipa of Bloomberg News who had a question for FBI Director Christopher Wray.  Then Saagar Enjeti of The Daily Caller was given the opportunity to ask Director Coats a question.  Jeff Zeleny of CNN also had a question for Coats.  Blake Burman of Fox News posed a question to FBI Director Wray.  National Security Advisor John Bolton got a question from Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News.

And so it went.  At no time was CNN’s Jim Acosta anywhere in the mix on critical issues concerning “malign influence operations” that target election infrastructure and voter registration databases.  Instead, he bided his time until this happened:

SARAH GILBERT─NPR:  Ivanka Trump made two statements this morning at odds with positions of her father.  She said the media are not the enemy of the people, and also called family separation at the border a low point.  But what does the President think of the statements?

SANDERS:  Certainly, the President himself has stated that he doesn’t like the idea of family separation.  I don’t think anybody does.  We also don’t like the idea of open borders.  We don’t like the idea of allowing people into our country if we don’t know who they are, where they’re going and why they’re coming.

The President wants to secure our borders, which is why he has asked Congress to fix the law.  We haven’t been unclear about what our position is here.  We want to secure the borders.  We want to change the law.  It’s Congress’s job to do that.  We’d like them, particularly Democrats, to stop playing political games and step up and do their jobs.

GILBERT:  And on the press being an enemy of the people or not being?

SANDERS:  The President is rightfully frustrated.  Ninety percent of the coverage on him is negative, despite the fact that the economy is booming, ISIS is on the run, and American leadership is being reasserted around the world.

Just this week, the media refused to cover his remarks in Florida, highlighting efforts on workforce development.  In fact, the pooler for the press said that there was no news made, despite the fact that the governor of the state joined with dozens of businesses across the state of Florida to announce thousands of new jobs.

That may not be news in Washington, DC, but I can assure you that it’s news in the state of Florida, that people that didn’t have a job before this President took office have better opportunity and the opportunity to have a job moving forward.  That’s actually real news and something that people in the state of Florida and across this country appreciate.  And that was totally ignored.

Not only that—before, a journalist on CNN claimed that the President hadn’t taken questions in over a week, despite the fact that same journalist did a live shot from the two-and-two press conference that the President had with the Prime Minister of Italy just moments after making that accusation.

With this sort of misinformation and lack of interest that’s so pervasive in the media, it’s completely understandable for the President to be frustrated.

Gilbert’s question, obviously prearranged, swung open the door for CNN’s Jim Acosta to grandstand in front of the nation.

ACOSTA:  I just wanted to follow up on Sarah’s question from NPR.  She asked you about Ivanka Trump’s statement that the press is not the enemy of the people.  And she asked you whether or not the press is the enemy of the people.

You read off a laundry list of your concerns about the press and things that you feel like are misreported, but you did not say that the press is not the enemy of the people.  And I think it would be a good thing if you were to say, right here, at this briefing, that the press, the people who are gathered in this room right now, doing their jobs every day, asking questions of officials like the ones you brought forward earlier, are not the enemy of the people.  I think we deserve that.

SANDERS:  If the President has made his position known, I also think it’s ironic —

ACOSTA:  Would you mind telling us, Sarah, if you don’t —

SANDERS:  I’m trying to answer your question.  I politely waited, and I even called on you despite the fact that you interrupted me while calling on your colleague.

ACOSTA:  Well, you attacked our news organization —

SANDERS:  I said it’s ironic —

ACOSTA:   — which is why I interrupted.

SANDERS:  I’m trying —

ACOSTA:  But when you finish, if you would not mind letting me have a follow-up, that would be fine.

SANDERS:  It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the President for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country.  Repeatedly — repeatedly — the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.

The media has attacked me personally on a number of occasions, including your own network; saying I should be harassed as a life sentence; that I should be choked.  ICE officials are not welcome in their place of worship and personal information is shared on the Internet.  When I was hosted by the Correspondents’ Association, of which almost all of you are members, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and called me a traitor to my own gender.

ACOSTA:  We didn’t try to do that, Sarah.

SANDERS:  In fact, as far as I know, I’m the first Press Secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection.

SOMEONE YELLS:  Tell that to the five dead people in Annapolis.

SOMEONE ELSE YELLS:  Brian, let her finish.

SANDERS:  The media continues to ratchet up the verbal assault against the President and everyone in this Administration, and certainly we have a role to play, but the media has a role to play for the discourse in this country, as well.

ACOSTA:  And, Sarah, if you don’t mind — hold on, if I may follow up.  If I may follow up —

(Inaudible)

ACOSTA:  — excuse me.  You did not say, in the course of those remarks that you just made, that the press is not the enemy of the people.  Are we to take it, from what you just said — we all get put through the wringer, we all get put in the meat grinder in this town, and you’re no exception.  And I’m sorry that that happened to you.  I wish that that had not happened.

But for the sake of this room, the people who are in this room, this democracy, this country, all the people around the world are watching what you’re saying, Sarah.  And the White House, for the United States of America, the President of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the people.  His own daughter acknowledges that, and all I’m asking you to do, Sarah, is to acknowledge that right now and right here.

SANDERS:  I appreciate your passion; I share it.  I’ve addressed this question.  I’ve addressed my personal feelings.  I’m here to speak on behalf of the President, and he’s made his comments clear.

I found it utterly appalling that some idiot thought reminding the Press Secretary of the tragic shooting of journalists at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis was germane given the fact that the tragedy involved the personal grudge of a madman and nothing whatsoever to do with President Trump.

Acosta stormed out of the room after losing both arms like Monty Python’s Black Knight.

If he doesn't want to hear the truth, he should just stay home and watch CNN.
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