Crime Network, Inc.

We are currently witnessing the largest attempted cover up of the most egregious political malfeasance our country has ever experienced, and the media is complicit. What is being revealed is a crime network led by the Clinton’s and aided and abetted by the Obama administration, Deep State bureaucrats, and the numerous media members who willingly promote the Democrat talking points in exchange for an invite to the hippest DC soiree, and if it weren’t for the election of Donald Trump, we would not be hearing of any of this. We would not know that James Comey and the FBI lied to the FISA courts three times to secure a warrant to spy on an American citizen. We would not know that Hillary Clinton used a private server to conduct her StateSec business and in the process compromised national security. We would not know that the exoneration of Hillary Clinton pertaining to that server, began even before the investigation. We would not know that the DNC rigged the primary to ensure a Hillary Clinton candidacy in the first place, and we would not know that the DNC destroyed servers and cell phones to keep them away from the eyes of law enforcement. And these are just the crimes we have become familiar with – what is it that we still don’t know?

Did Russia manipulate the Obama’s and the Clinton’s to acquire uranium? Was that the “flexibility” Obama promised Medvedved? How extensive and evasive were Lois Lerner’s actions at the IRS? How political were the actions of the ATF with the Fast & Furious debacle that resulted in the death of border guard Brian Terry? Why was Ghaddaffi deposed, and what was Sidney Blumenthal doing in Libya?

And you know what? They all had convinced themselves that Hillary was going to win and all of this would have been swept under the rug. Well a funny thing happened on the way to the White House.

54 thoughts on “Crime Network, Inc.

  1. Retired Spook February 9, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    There have been the obvious comparisons of the current political situation to Watergate with many saying this is much worse. The biggest problem I see to getting to the bottom of this is that, while Watergate had support from members of both parties plus the media, this has support only from a portion of one party and active opposition by virtually 100% of Democrats, 90% of the media as well as most, if not all GOP Never-Trumpers. As much as I’d like to see a number of high ranking members of the Deep State prosecuted, I’m not holding my breath.

    • Cluster February 10, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Oh this will hopefully result in something a lot bigger than a few prosecutions. I hope this issue destroys the current Democrat Party and along with it, a huge set back for leftist forces. Take this new revelation for example:

      An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton’s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations.

      The Obama’s and the Clinton’s were played by Putin, and their personal greed led to them selling Uranium to Putin and the Russians. Or how about this:

      The CIA paid $100,000 last year to a Russian operative who claimed to have derogatory information about President Trump, including a video tape of the Republican engaged with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room……….U.S. intelligence officials told The Times they were so desperate to retrieve those tools that they negotiated with the operative for months despite several red flags, including indications that he was working in concert with Russian intelligence.

      The Democrats and the left were so desperate to keep power, they were willing to engage with, and pay anyone for anything, fabricated or not. Or how about this:

      Emails written by Obama administration Department of Justice officials confirm reports the agency (CFPB) engaged in a systemic effort to funnel money to liberal advocacy organizations from settlements reached with big banks…….The investigation has thus far yielded evidence implicating the Obama DOJ in using mandatory donations to funnel roughly $1 billion in settlement money to activist groups, including The National Council of La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Urban League.

      The IG report has yet to come out and that will have more insight but America is just now beginning to see how long and deep the destructive tentacles of left run through the Democrat Party and by extension our federal government. And we still don’t know what Sidney Blumenthal was doing in Libya.

      This is a lot bigger than just prosecuting a few bureaucrats. This was a very concerted effort by many to complete the “fundamental transformation” of this country.

      • Retired Spook February 10, 2018 / 9:41 am

        Well, when you put it like that, maybe there is hope. Still, if Trey Goudy were running the Justice Dept., I’d have a lot more confidence.

      • Amazona February 10, 2018 / 3:29 pm

        So the Dems are essentially saying that it is OK for the Russians to pay the Clintons millions while Hillary is in a position to help them buy a huge amount of American uranium, and it is OK for the Clintons to use a foreign agent (Steele) to funnel false information to the FBI to try to influence an American presidential election, and it’s OK for the CIA (AKA American government) to pay $100,000 to a Russian agent to try to get dirt on Trump and to work ….in concert with Russian intelligence…” to influence an American presidential election, but it is “treason” for a nominee for the presidency to start opening up avenues of future communication with Russia, or (after he is elected) to expand upon those avenues of communication.

        Just trying to keep it all straight……

        As for the CFPB, that is an out-and-out fraud upon the country, using the power and authority of the government to force large cash settlements upon businesses based on the claims that the businesses harmed certain groups of people and then funneling those settlements not to the people allegedly harmed but to far-Left organizations, at least one of which (La Raza) has been openly advocating a violent overthrow of the American government in the Southwest.

        At the very least each organization that received any money through a CFPD settlement should be stringently audited, as I suspect a lot of that money went into the pockets of individuals connected with them as well as to support anti-American efforts.

      • Amazona February 10, 2018 / 3:30 pm

        Spook, wouldn’t it be great if Gowdy is retiring from Congress so he can take over from Sessions? That would be a hooray moment.

      • Cluster February 10, 2018 / 4:38 pm

        ….as I suspect a lot of that money went into the pockets of individuals connected with them

        As well as back in DNC coffers to help elect more Democrats.

  2. Amazona February 10, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    And BTW, yes, the media ARE complicit. You can’t have a real coverup without the active participation of the press. Anyone in any of the media with any journalistic integrity would have been following up on these events, doing investigations (think Woodward and Bernstein) and publicizing what they found. Instead we have the media ignoring information others have dug up and provided to them.

    On a different but equally despicable level, even when the media are not covering up malfeasance and misdeeds they are spinning facts and then presenting them in very distorted ways. A good example is this comment from a Fortune article:

    Super Bowl LII capped a controversial NFL season in which players were reprimanded by President Trump and many team owners for standing up for the rights of black people in America.

    Note the wholly shameful spin, from the truth of Trump criticizing the players (and their management) for disrespecting the flag and the anthem and by extension the country for things that were not part of national policy but were misdeeds done by a few individuals into the toxic falsehood that he “reprimanded” them for standing up for the rights of black people in America.

    It’s not only a lie, it’s a vicious lie, and one that cannot have legitimately just been due to a simple misunderstanding of what the president said. It is remotely possible that someone obsessed with finding racism in every comment might have taken the comment this way, but experience with propaganda tells me it was a purposeful misstatement, with a clear agenda. But this is typical of the day-in, day-out distortions of truth fed to Americans, with the goal of twisting their minds. This is the role our media are playing, and it is insidious and malignant.

  3. Amazona February 10, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    The stupid—it burns, it burns!

    Latest example, an “unhinged” customer at an Outback Steakhouse in Cleveland, Tennessee,had a freak-out meltdown when she saw a law enforcement officer dining, with his wife, and realized he was (gasp!) ARMED!

    She demanded of management that the law enforcement officer be asked to leave, after he explained that because he was on duty no, he could not leave his weapon in his vehicle, because she …. was ‘scared for her life’… because ‘police are shooting people.’” The officer explained that “the customer went on to demand to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot.”..”

    I wonder how many citizens have been gunned down by rogue wildlife resource officers in steakhouse parking lots. More to the point, I wonder what color this customer was……

    • Retired Spook February 10, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      I can think of no place where I would rather be armed than in a “gun-free zone.” The vast majority of mass shootings have occurred in “gun-free zones,” so anyone who is committed to ensuring his own safety has two choices: avoid “gun-free zones,” or carry concealed. Fortunately, my ECD firearm fits in my pocket, so unless there’s a metal detector at the entrance, it’s pretty hard to tell that I’m armed.

      • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 6:12 pm

        Can you imagine people sinking to the floor of an Outback Steakhouse whimpering in fear because they feel so unsafe in an environment which does not allow them to take steps to protect themselves?

        No, most of us just avoid those self-proclaimed Safe For Criminals zones.

  4. Cluster February 11, 2018 / 10:09 am

    So the folks over at HotAir also got a kick out of Jordan Peterson’s recent interview:

    And they also enjoyed this exchange:

    Newman: … that 9 percent pay gap, that’s a gap between median hourly earnings between men and women. That exists.

    Peterson: Yes. But there’s multiple reasons for that. One of them is gender, but that’s not the only reason. If you’re a social scientist worth your salt, you never do a univariate analysis. You say women in aggregate are paid less than men. Okay. Well then we break its down by age; we break it down by occupation; we break it down by interest; we break it down by personality.

    Newman: But you’re saying, basically, it doesn’t matter if women aren’t getting to the top, because that’s what is skewing that gender pay gap, isn’t it? You’re saying that’s just a fact of life, women aren’t necessarily going to get to the top.

    Peterson: No, I’m not saying it doesn’t matter, either. I’m saying there are multiple reasons for it.

    Newman: Yeah, but why should women put up with those reasons?

    Peterson: I’m not saying that they should put up with it! I’m saying that the claim that the wage gap between men and women is only due to sex is wrong.

    What’s so funny is that she doesn’t even listen to his answers, and instead just mindlessly falls back on talking points.

  5. Cluster February 11, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Remember that country that Obama bent over backwards for to sign a worthless nuclear treaty with (think: Clinton and North Korea), and who Obama flew in a palette full of cash for in the last days of his autocratic presidency? Well, they just attacked Israel:

    Scroll back to 2016. President Obama touted his Iran Deal, Ben Rhodes defended it, and cash from the U.S., previously locked in from sanctions since the 1970s. rolled off the pallets into the happy hands of the mullahs: first a $400 million shovel-out and then $1.3 billion more. Money in that amount can easily be invested to multiply it, and if nothing else, can be spent to upgrade military capabilities.

    I am telling you folks, progressive Democrat stupidity is getting dangerous.

    • Retired Spook February 11, 2018 / 11:18 am

      There have been numerous predictions of global collapse for some time now, some credible and some way out there, but they almost all have one thing in common, some kind of trigger event — an unforeseeable black swan event such as a major natural disaster, a false flag event or an orchestrated event designed to create global chaos and uncertainty in financial markets and/or interruptions in the flow of crucial commodities like oil. This new conflict is something to keep an eye on, as it could be the sign of things to come.

    • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Iran’s cash from the Obama-brokered Iran deal is now bringing Israel a war. Incredibly, the Obamatons and the foreign policy establishment continue to defend the bad deal. The rest of us look on in horror at the idiocy of giving billions to the mullahs.

      That pretty much sums it up. There is so much blood on the hands of Obama and his defenders and allies.

    • Retired Spook February 11, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Last four paragraphs of the Reuters article about the Iranian/Syrian/Israeli conflict:

      In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Netanyahu affirmed Israel’s right to self-defense and pledged continued cooperation with Moscow to avoid inadvertent clashes with Russian forces in Syria.

      Putin, whose country supplies Syria’s air defense systems, urged Netanyahu to avoid an escalation of the conflict.

      The Eurasia Group, a New York-based political risk consultancy, said in a commentary that “in order to reinforce deterrence, Israeli leaders will probably assess they need to show Iran, Hezbollah and Syria they will continue to strike targets despite the risk”.

      “(But) in a fog of war environment, another incident can easily drag the relevant parties toward a regional conflict.” (emphasis – mine)

      • Cluster February 11, 2018 / 1:27 pm

        This situation could easily escalate …… and like Amazona said, it would be directly attributable to Obama if it does escalate. BUT you will NEVER hear any of that in our pathetic media.

      • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 3:46 pm

        When Putin urges Iran to not escalate the conflict, he might have some credibility. What he is doing here is blaming the attackee instead of the attacker, which is only an effort to create an illusion of intervention while really just trying to stall for time as Iran continues its goal to eliminate the entire nation of Israel from the map.

        I don’t think Russia wants to interfere. Russia is playing the game of “Let’s you and him fight” while she stands back and enjoys the show, without having any real stake in the game. I doubt that Russia would intervene in any significant way even if Israel gets pretty aggressive and takes out some targets that Russia can publicly fuss about.

        It’s mostly optics, mostly PR. Netanyahu has done his part and assured Putin he is going to be careful and respectful of Russians in the area. Putin has shaken his finger at Netanyahu and said “You’d BETTER be careful, and by the way don’t do more than you think you have to do”. And then both sides retreated to their respective corners, having gone through the motions, while everyone knows Iran is going to push this as far as they think they can and Israel isn’t going to put up with more than it can reasonably tolerate.

        A lot of Iranians will get killed, some Israelis will die,and the predictable anti-Semitic Left will howl at the moon and carry on about how Israel is so so sooooo bad.

      • Retired Spook February 11, 2018 / 7:41 pm

        the predictable anti-Semitic Left will howl at the moon and carry on about how Israel is so so sooooo bad.

        And, of course, how their response was so disproportionate.

  6. Amazona February 11, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells, who is also executive director of the Military Veterans Advocacy based in Louisiana, was chosen by the New Orleans Saints to receive its Peoples Health Champion Award for highlighting the “health and well-being of our military, veterans and their families.” It’s an honor to be recognized for the good work one is doing in their community to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors, but it matters “who” is bestowing the honor.

    Which is exactly what Commander Wells told the Saints when he refused to accept their award .

    “Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,”he said. “I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it.”


    “tainted with dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players” is a good summary. It’s good to see people stand up for what is right. northshore/index.ssf/2017/11/ slidell_veterans_advocate_ decl.html

    • Retired Spook February 11, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      The NFL really shot itself in its collective foot. To a great extent I blame the Commissioner. He should have said on day one, this is not the way to air your grievances and shut it down. I doubt that any players lost money unless it’s through some kind of profit-sharing arrangement, but the league lost out big time, and rightly so. The free market at its best.

      • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 3:35 pm

        The day those players walked out onto the field with their hands up, promoting the lie that Michael Brown was shot while he held up his hands yelling “don’t shoot” the coaches should have sent them back to the locker room. If they made a fuss they should have been fined, and if they persisted they should have been fired. If any player was even suspected of taking a grievance onto the field (such as refusing to protect a quarterback) he should have been fired and blackballed from professional football.

        If the management of the NFL had had the manly parts to stand up at the very beginning and refuse to be blackmailed by “protesters” wrongly trying to use the league to promote their lies and their mis-attributed grievances, none of this would have happened. But they WERE blackmailed, and they knew they could count on a lot of people putting their habit of watching pro football above principles, and they thought they could finesse this whole thing without having to show any spine. The result was a big line down the middle of the country. On one side were people who thought principle is important, on the other were those who put either profit or entertainment above everything else.

        A meeting of NFL muckety-mucks at the very beginning, followed by a statement to the effect that yes, some bad things had happened, and yes, some of them could be attributed to racism, none of the objections to any of these things had a place in the GAME of football. The league could have offered to provide a forum for grievances, but made it clear that any grievance would have to be addressed to its source—in other words, if players thought the West Backside Police Department had wrongly shot black men just because they were black, any grievance should be directed at the West Backside Police Department, not at the flag or the nation in general.

        When children act up and have temper tantrums it is the responsibility of the adults in the room to address these fits and direct the emotion in a productive direction. The problem with the NFL is that if there WERE any adults in the room they were so scared that the fit-throwers might cost them a buck, or force them into acting like adults, they caved. And millions of Americans told them “Don’t worry—-we’ll still support you because football means more to us than respect for our country”.

      • Retired Spook February 11, 2018 / 4:10 pm

        And millions of Americans told them “Don’t worry—-we’ll still support you because football means more to us than respect for our country”.

        But millions more said adios.

      • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 6:10 pm

        ..and I found that encouraging. The problem is, the walking-away wasn’t ever well-explained. The biggest problem was that, while people commented on the lack of respect for the country, they didn’t focus on the most blatant problem, which was that the “protesters” were blaming the nation for the actions of a few.

        Black athletes don’t want all black people held accountable for the actions of drug dealers and welfare families and gang murders, yet they were quite happy to hold the entire nation accountable for the actions of a very few individuals. To add to that, many of the claims of bad acts were simply false, such as the “hands up, don’t shoot” charade.

        So here is my message—-if I, as a white person, and my country, are going to be blamed for everything every moron or racist does that happens to involve a black person, then I am going to think of all black people as stupid and racist and hysterical because of the stupidity, racism and hysteria flaunted on television by their self-appointed spokesmen.

        I’m guess that shoe is supposed to only fit on one foot, (The left one.)

    • Cluster February 11, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      Good for Commander Wells – actions do have consequences.

      • Amazona February 11, 2018 / 3:36 pm

        Yet millions attended or watched the Super Bowl. The NFL knows its base.

  7. Cluster February 12, 2018 / 8:33 am

    This is hilarious – read the comments from the frightened little progressives:

    I love one of the last comments that says they want to take “big money out of politics” – yet Hillary was bragging that she would have the first billion dollar campaign leading into the 2016 election, and she was proud of it.

    Additionally, don’t tell these progressives that the Koch’s do not like Trump and actually endorsed Hillary. But facts never get in the way of good ole fashion progressive hysteria

    • Amazona February 12, 2018 / 9:19 am

      If you could delete the letters U, K, C and F from the minds of all Liberals, they would be mute

  8. Retired Spook February 12, 2018 / 10:28 am

    If there were ever any doubt about the ideology of the American media………

    I’ll say this for Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong — she’s considerably better looking than the goon who runs North Korea. This may be faint praise, but there’s nothing faint about the praise being heaped on the dictator’s sister by America’s mainstream media.

    According to CNN, to take perhaps the worst example, “if ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.” CNN gushes that “with a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.”

    CNN goes on to call Kim Jong Un’s sister “North Korea’s Ivanka Trump,” a label also used by the Washington Post in its frivolous, fawning story. CNN then quotes some professor’s view that Kim Yo Jong’s presence at the Olympics “is a signal that North Korea is not this crazy, weird former Cold War state — but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership.” (emphasis – mine)

    Say what?

    • Cluster February 12, 2018 / 11:02 am

      ANYTHING that is non American is a good thing to our media. That’s how far they have sunk. Pelosi stood for 8 hours defending illegal immigrants, but wouldn’t stand 30 seconds to honor the two black American girls killed by MS13.

      And there was this today on Morning Joe. David Ignatius just returned from Syria where he reported that ISIS has been decimated, and are essentially no longer a factor, to which Joey Scarborough thanked Obama and asked – “when did Barack Obama know that he needed to shift strategy”

      No kidding. Their pure hatred of Trump clouds everything they do …… and they think conservatives are intolerant

      • Retired Spook February 12, 2018 / 1:21 pm

        Their pure hatred of Trump clouds everything they do …… and they think conservatives are intolerant

        It’s hard to tell which is greater, their hatred of Trump or their love of Communism.

      • Amazona February 12, 2018 / 8:39 pm

        In answer to the query “…“when did Barack Obama know that he needed to shift strategy”” I think it was the week of January 20, 2017.

    • Amazona February 12, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      Let me get this straight—is CNN in love with the idea that women, too, can orchestrate the willful starving of millions, the concentration camps of hundreds of thousands, the vast number and scale of human rights abuses for which her government, and the agencies she leads or has led, are responsible? Is this some sort of sexual equality thing—that in this Brave New World a woman can be as brutal as any man?

      CNN does seem to be saying that a woman coming to the Olympics wearing a nice smile, with the blood washed from her hands, is all they need to decide that her nation is not “crazy” or “weird”. Of course, to the radical Left, there is nothing crazy or weird about a tyrannical dictatorship which uses torture, starvation and slave labor to keep dissidents in line—it’s their heritage, it is in the bone and blood of Leftist ideology. Remember, they loved Stalin when the NYT was printing article after article about how wonderful he was, all the time he was sending storm troopers into the homes of Ukrainians to make sure they hadn’t hoarded a few grains of wheat to try to stay alive. Back then it was pretty much just Walter Duranty and the NYT, but times have changed and more “news” sources have jumped on the Leftist bandwagon, so it is no surprise that there are now both print and cable media spouting the Party line.

      • Cluster February 12, 2018 / 5:59 pm

        They yearn to be dictators so they can tell others how to live. It is in their DNA.

      • Amazona February 12, 2018 / 10:00 pm

        I don’t think many people know how vile and despicable the New York Times has always been, in its avid support for and promotion of murderous tyrants.

        The deaths of tens of millions of people in Ukraine was not due to a “famine”—-it was due to the careful stripping of every single possible kind of food from the area, done by the military under Stalin. And Americans were lied to about this by a NYT reporter, Walter Duranty, who was a cheerleader for Stalin and who filed false story after false story, gleefully printed by the Times, defending Stalin, praising Stalin, and denying the horrible stories that managed to filter out of the area.

        Times reporter Walter Duranty, known as “Stalin’s Apologist,” became a willing tool for the Kremlin and denounced as liars those heroic journalists who dared to report the truth — that Ukrainians were dying by the millions, their bodies filling the streets of many towns and villages. The two most notable of those journalists were Gareth Jones of Wales and Malcolm Muggeridge of England, both of whom are revered in Ukraine and were posthumously awarded the country’s Order of Freedom on November 22 at a ceremony in Westminster.

        Jones, who wrote for The Western Mail, The Times [of London], The Manchester Guardian, and other European and American newspapers became a “marked man,” due to his outspoken and fearless exposés of Soviet atrocities, corruption, and failures. In 1935, he was kidnapped and murdered in Mongolia. Although authorities claimed his death was the work of bandits, evidence showed the deed was actually an assassination, carried out by the NKVD, forerunner of the KGB.

        Meanwhile, the Times’ Walter Duranty, basking in the glory of a Pulitzer Prize for his sychophantic pro-Stalin reportage, continued to promote the communist line. Without the Times and Duranty providing cover, it would have been politically impossible for President Franklin Roosevelt to grant recognition to the Soviet regime. Four presidents before him and as many Secretaries of State had adamantly refused recognition because of the numerous crimes and atrocities of the communist regime and because of its continuing sponsorship of communist subversive activities within the United States. However, with the Times covering up Stalin’s crimes, including the famine genocide in the Ukraine, Roosevelt was free to arrange official U.S. recognition for the U.S.S.R. on November 16, 1933.

        The Times ran out the clock on the Duranty-Pulitzer-Holodomor issue in 2003, simply allowing it to die down, apparently confident that only diehard Ukrainian activists would remember. In so doing, the Times compounded its culpability. Not only is the Times the principal agent in the western media responsible for airbrushing of Stalin’s crimes out of existence, it continues to use the airbrush to prevent any exposure of its past involvement in those deeds. An important case in point is its suppression of a document that has come to be known as the “Gordon Dispatch.” This is a recently released memorandum by George A. Gordon, U.S. Charge d’Affairs in Berlin, Germany, to the U.S. Secretary of State. Gordon said of Duranty, who had just come from the Soviet Union and had stopped by the embassy before going on vacation, “Duranty pointed out that ‘in agreement with The New York Times and the Soviet authorities’ his official dispatches always reflect the official opinion of the Soviet regime and not his own.”

        The Times didn’t stop with its promotion of Stalin and its lying to the American public about the tyranny and oppression in Russia. When Castro came long, the Times did what it could to paint Castro as a wonderful guy, a hero, the savior of Cuba.

        The Times, in fact, has a long history of misleading the public through selective coverage and the reporting of outright lies and falsehoods. This is especially the case whenever a left-wing tyrant or budding dictator has found himself in need of a friend in the media. In late 1957, for instance, as Marxist revolution swept Cuba, the Times published a series of influential reports by Herbert Matthews lionizing a young revolutionary leader named Fidel Castro. The Castro program, the Times reported, “amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic, and therefore anti-Communist.”

        In covering for Castro, the Times and Herbert Matthews were simply following a blueprint established decades earlier by another Times man, Walter Duranty. As the New York Times’ chief correspondent in Moscow, Duranty established his reputation as the world’s leading newsman while covering the rise of Josef Stalin. His later coverage of Stalin’s First Five Year Plan garnered a Pulitzer Prize. During the same period, though, Stalin’s brutal regime was carrying out a terrifying genocide.

        In the early 1930s, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent victims were deported to Siberia’s uninhabitable hinterlands and abandoned to their fates. Millions more, possibly 10 million, starved to death in their ancestral homeland, surrounded by fertile land that once served as the breadbasket of Europe. In a scandalous infamy far worse than the Blair episode, Walter Duranty, in the pages of the New York Times, said the genocide didn’t happen — even though he and the Times knew that it did. For both Duranty and the Times, casting Stalin’s “workers’ paradise” in a favorable light was more important than telling the truth that the Soviet government was murdering millions of innocents.

        Somehow the Times has managed to create the illusion of a great newspaper, when it has always been a propaganda arm for the most brutal dictators and active in covering up the most egregious human rights offenses.

    • Retired Spook February 12, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      It’s even too cold for the Eskimos.

  9. Retired Spook February 12, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Anyone want to guess who this is and what the hell she’s wearing?

    • Cluster February 12, 2018 / 4:58 pm

      My eyes !!!!

    • Amazona February 12, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      I think it is supposed to be Michelle Obama, exhibiting cultural appropriation by having very light skin, and wearing a circus tent. The portrait of Barry isn’t quite as bizarre, though he appears to be nearly overtaken by rogue foliage.

      Two of the comments in the link:

      “…these portraits will remind future generations how much wish fulfillment was embodied in the Obamas, and how gracefully they bore that burden.”

      At least someone is finally admitting that the Obamas embodied wish fulfillment, in the hearts of the fools who voted for them as well as the Nobel Prize committee that gave him the prize in hopes that someday he might do something to deserve it. I’m kind of missing the part about being graceful in bearing the burden of disappointing everyone, but as they didn’t care about the people they robbed and victimized I guess one could call their indifference “graceful”.

      Our art critic. Sherald “has painted Michelle Obama’s face in the gray tones of an old black-and-white photograph, set against a preternaturally bright background, a technique she has used to introduce a heightened sense of the surreal…”

      Yes,”surreal” is a good word to describe the fact that these two no-talent poseurs managed to sucker millions of Americans.

      • Cluster February 13, 2018 / 8:26 am

        Graceful Indifference – the perfect slogan for the Democrat Party.

      • Retired Spook February 13, 2018 / 10:44 am

        how much wish fulfillment was embodied in the Obamas

        I had to read that a couple times to let it sink in. I have to say, I don’t have a lot of use for anyone who had wishes fulfilled by the Obamas, gracefully or otherwise. The only things that come to mind are free i-Phones and Obama’s “stash.” For most of us they were just a bad dream that didn’t end nearly soon enough.

    • Amazona February 14, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Because I can’t stand to look at Obama’s smug smirk, I didn’t look carefully at his portrait. It did occur to me that if it had been painted by a Republican it would have been “racist” because he was shown in what could be considered a jungle, but that was as far as I went.

      But, if I had looked more closely, I would have seen his oddly disfigured left hand. The linked article calls it a “mistake” but it may have some weird secret hidden meaning—dare I call it a “dog whistle”?

      • Retired Spook February 14, 2018 / 3:26 pm

        Assuming that that’s his thumb that’s tucked under on his left hand, the artist got it next to his pinkie (pun intended) instead of next to his index finger; or maybe it’s just an extra pinkie, and his thumb is not visible. A number of people commented that it looks like he’s sitting on the toilet. Actually not a bad analogy to his presidency.

      • Amazona February 14, 2018 / 5:05 pm

        I thought it was his thumb, too, till I thought it through. Note the ring finger—that is next to a pinkie, not to a thumb. Sitting, put your left hand across your body, resting on your right thigh. Your thumb will be facing your body. Now bring your right arm across and rest it on your left arm. Your thumb will also be next to your body, tucked into the crook of your elbow. The same thing holds true if you switch hands. If you put your right hand on your left thigh, your thumb will be toward your body, and if you cross your left arm over the right your thumb will be in the crook of your right elbow. Either way, the thumb is on the side of the hand facing the body, not on the outside of the hand away from the body. The only way to get the thumb facing away from the body is to have the hand with the palm up. It is not only wrong, it is deformed-wrong. It clearly took a lot of work to make it look like that.

        Actually, it looks like a Photoshop goof, as the hand is unnaturally elongated. It’s what you would get if you were pasting a hand from one source on top of another, and didn’t get the wrists lined up properly, so the top hand is not directly over the one you are trying to cover up. That would explain the elongation and the pinkie finger from the bottom hand peeking out instead of being covered by the added top hand. But this is supposed to be a painting…..

  10. Cluster February 13, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Does anyone remember the media covering this?

    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail.

    Neither do I.

  11. Retired Spook February 13, 2018 / 11:04 am

    WOW, Kurt; tell us how you really feel!

    But, as predicted, liberals can’t keep up the pretense of siding with America. This stuff about Trump and the Russians, the same Russians who couldn’t sit down during the Cold War without checking to make sure they weren’t going to crush a Democrat’s head, was always a joke. That the liberal establishment thinks worse of Mike Pence than a woman who is literally the head of the Propaganda and Agitation Department for a country that just threatened to nuke the United States says all you need to know about their fake patriotism.

    • Amazona February 13, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Here’s some info about the nation the American media are now fawning over, no doubt some of it due to decisions made by their new heroine, Kim Yo Jong. (emphasis mine)

      “Even if you are a North Korean that doesn’t find themselves (sic) in a prison camp situation and you’re living a normal North Korean life—to say that ordinary North Korean people are enduring unbelievable repression of freedom is accurate,” Enos said.

      The crimes against humanity in North Korea include extermination; murder; enslavement; torture; imprisonment; rape; forced abortions and other sexual violence; persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds; the forcible transfer of populations; the enforced disappearance of persons; and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.

      The U.N. inquiry further details nearly 400 pages of horror stories, ranging from government officials confiscating food from those in need to women in the kwanliso prison camps who were tragically forced to drown their own babies.

      “The gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” according to the report. In fact, the U.N. Human Rights Council goes so far as to point out “many parallels” between North Korea and Nazi Germany.

      Unlike with Nazi Germany, though, the international community cannot claim ignorance as an excuse for not intervening to stop the human rights abuses.

      Now we know that the Left won’t have a problem with forced abortions, or even forcing mothers to drown their own babies—-baby-killing is part of the Leftist dogma. The #MeToo crowd ought to object to rape, but we know they won’t, now that they have found a replacement for Michelle Obama in their hearts and minds. Persecution on racial and gender grounds should get them upset, but I guess if it is ordered by the “North Korean Ivanka Trump” it is OK, in their world of moral relativity. Persecution on religious grounds is fine, as we all know. The Open Borders—Reunite The Families folks should find something wrong with forcible transfer of populations, but we won’t hear a peep out of them. Those who pay for all those billboards screaming “ONE IN SIX CHILDREN IN THE US STRUGGLES WITH HUNGER” might stop to think about a nation knowingly causing prolonged starvation. but they’ll ignore it, just as they ignored the genocide in Ukraine because it was caused by a brutal tyrant who also just happened to be a hero of the Left.

      We’re not talking about “fake patriotism” here—we are talking about fake morality. We are talking about an entire movement preening in its pretended moral superiority while supporting, enabling and even advocating the most egregious human rights violations on the planet.

      • Cluster February 13, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        I have said this before – progressives and even the majority of Democrats ARE NOT honorable people and should never be regarded as such – ever.

        Adam Schiff is the new Harry Reid – he lies every time he opens his mouth and has no moral compass….he will say anything at anytime to anyone

  12. Cluster February 14, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Great example of the biased media:

    AP tweeted “President Trump sends Congress $4.4 trillion spending plan that features soaring deficits.”

    But that’s not how AP tweeted Obama’s budget proposals. In 2015, they tweeted “Obama sends $4 trillion spending plan to Congress, pledging help for middle class.” In 2016, they tweeted “Obama sends record $4.1 trillion spending plan to Congress to combat terror threats, global warming.”

  13. jdge1 February 14, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Interesting article on how easy it is “for those in the know” to manipulate the stock market. Is this how “market buffs” make their big earnings; throw fear in the market, wait for a drop, then get in at much lower prices -or- make big stock purchases, manipulate the market to rally, then flush your stocks and/or options?

  14. Retired Spook February 14, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in the horrific mass shooting at a Florida High School this afternoon.

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