Creepy Open Thread

The Creepy Porn Lawyer got arrested for domestic violence. This surprises absolutely no one on the right.

Funny, isn’t it, that everyone who shouts that Trump is bad seems to wind up exposed as a complete piece of sh**? I’m starting to wonder if our Moral Superiors on the Left and in Never Trump are actually the bad guys and that Trump is just a normal human sinner who is basically decent…

Speaking of Never Trump – we all figured that they had merely switched paymasters from Sorta-Right Rich Guys to Liberal Rich Guys, and we were right! The particular case Bill Kristol (and, I’ll bet, many others) is being paid to argue is against Whitaker as Acting Attorney General. They are desperate to protect the Precious (Mueller). But, long term, what Kristol and the rest of Never Trump is planning, in my view, is a Third Party option for 2020 (like Perot) to split the GOP vote and allow whomever the Democrats nominate to win. Don’t discount this too much, guys: it could work. I don’t think it will – but with large financial backing, even the most absurd candidate might gain traction. They’re probably thinking Kasich or Flake, but such wouldn’t even pull McMullin’s numbers, I’m guessing, in the general. They’ll need a personality like Perot to really make a go at it. We’ll see if they find one (Avenatti is suddenly going to be busy).

Acosta’s legal case arguing that he has a special right to be a whiny creep at White House press conferences didn’t get off to a good start. OTOH, Fox News is supporting Acosta, thus providing more proof that the rising generation of Murdochs wants to take the network left…likely and merely because the younger Murdochs are embarrassed at cocktail parties to be associated with Carlson and Hannity.

Trump has signed on to criminal justice reform – which is something that I think he’s wanted to do for a while but old guard people probably frustrated his intent. Trump, unleashed, might prove ever more formidable. Remember, after he won, he did feel the need to make peace with the GOPe…but now, after engineering the defeat of four sitting Democrat Senators (and having a lot of Never Trump House members go down to flaming defeat), the party is definitely more in line with Trump. This means Trump can do, in my view, the one thing best designed to get him re-elected: be more Trumpy.

Trump’s trade war has lowered the price of bacon. That’s it. We won the war.


News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.

I guess they do have to investigate the stolen goods, now, don’t they?

Whenever you think the Left has reached Peak Stupid, they always show they can go one better.

42 thoughts on “Creepy Open Thread

  1. Cluster November 15, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Meanwhile in Seattle a Republican City Council candidate resigns in the face of leftist threats:

    “I had hoped that this would be a campaign of ideas, but I quickly discovered that the activists in this city have no interest in ideas. Since the campaign launch, they have harassed and threatened my family nonstop. I was prepared to take the heat, but unfortunately, they have focused their hatred on my wife and children,” Rufo told supporters Wednesday in an email.

    “They’ve made vile racist attacks against my wife, attempted to get her fired from Microsoft, and threatened sexual violence. They have even posted hateful messages to my 8-year-old son’s school Facebook page. I know that as the race progresses, the activists will ratchet up their hate-machine and these attacks will intensify significantly,” he wrote in the email.

    I’m deeply disappointed by this turn of events and hope I have not let down my supporters as well. I’ve been overwhelmed by the excitement, love, and generosity from hundreds of people all over the Puget Sound. I know in my heart that our cause is just and our ideas would make Seattle a better place. But my primary responsibility is to make sure my family is healthy, happy, and safe. That’s not possible in our current political climate, which has been overtaken by polarization and the ever-present threat of violence.

    I’ve learned that our problem here in Seattle is much deeper than the city council’s policies—we have created a culture of intolerance that is deeply destructive to the common good. I plan to spend the next few months reflecting on this experience and charting a way forward in a series of essays. I hope that some positive benefit can come out of this disappointment.

    This story and the Michael Avenatti story are no where to be found in the shameful American media.

    Never forget that those people who occupy the left are wholly reprehensible people who we should never compromise with, nor even acknowledge as worthy human beings.

    • Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 9:28 am

      And unfortunately the Left knows that this tactic is a win-win for them. There are only two logical results: (a) they intimidate Conservatives into dropping out of the political process; or (b) they goad Conservatives into doing something stupid, ie., reacting with violence. And being the good little lap dogs they are, the media will report the violent response without reporting the violent or intimidating provocation. Fortunately the whole country isn’t like Seattle, but we’re starting to see evidence even in the bright red area where I live in northeastern Indiana that Leftists are toying with this tactic. It all stems back to education indoctrination in the schools — millions of useful idiot foot soldiers just ripe for the picking. It may work well for them in the short term, but sooner or later there will be a response from the Right. Some one or some group on the Right will decide they don’t care what the media reports, and then all bets are off.

      • M. Noonan November 15, 2018 / 1:12 pm

        They can’t really know what they are doing – because if they did, they’d be a lot more heavily armed than they are. I suspect they believe we’ll just forever roll over for them. But, eventually, the reaction comes. People – especially people on the right – are broadly tolerant and patient. But there is a limit.

    • Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Never forget that those people who occupy the left are wholly reprehensible people who we should never compromise with

      I don’t think there’s any danger of that. They wouldn’t compromise with US if their lives depended on it.

  2. Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I’m not a big Ann Coulter fan, but she has a great column today about voter fraud and stealing elections.

    • M. Noonan November 15, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      The good news is that, for the first time, voter fraud is genuinely a national issue – and we should press it as much as we can. My contention is that, absent voter fraud, FL and MI would be reliably Red States and even deep blue States like IL and NJ would go purple. There is just no way on God’s, green Earth that people will actually keep voting for those who destroyed their communities. Someone, in a fair system, would have risen up in Chicago or Detroit to challenge the Ruling Class and won. That no one ever does – that each and every person elected is approved by the Ruling Class – demonstrates, conclusively, that in such places the election system is rigged. If we can tackle this issue, we’ll win for a long while.

      But, here’s the thing: don’t get hung up on voter ID. Its not who votes, but who counts the votes…or, more to the point, who is watching those who count the votes. We should enact voter ID…and purge voter rolls: but if there isn’t a GOPer present, 24/7, from the moment the ballot is cast until the moment the vote is certified, the Democrats will continue to cheat, voter ID notwithstanding. We have to be there…watching, and immediately sounding the alarm at the first sign of cheating.

      • Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 1:28 pm

        We have to be there…watching, and immediately sounding the alarm at the first sign of cheating.

        Like mail-in ballots where, not only does the signature not match the one on record, but the name is miss-spelled.

      • M. Noonan November 15, 2018 / 2:06 pm

        Eventually, but not for some years, we have to end mail in, early and provisional voting…and try to make it a uniform requirement that you have to be registered 6 months prior to the election. Voting on Election Day, with ID, by paper ballot, with representatives of each party on the ballot…that is the way to guard against fraud.

      • Cluster November 15, 2018 / 5:41 pm

        Did you hear Sherrod Brown say that “if Abrams does not win in GA, then the Republicans stole the election”. This after Kemp clearly won by tens of thousands of votes. Why won’t Democrats accept the results of an election? This is a shameful period and clearly shows you the banana republic many Democrats long for.

      • Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      • jdge1 November 16, 2018 / 12:52 am

        Mark, I don’t agree with some of your positions. There are a wide variety of reasons someone might not be available to vote in person on election day. The only option for those voters is either mail in or early voting. This year my daughter was out of the country on election day for a long ago planned vacation. Under your plan she wouldn’t have had the option to cast a legal vote. And what of the elderly or physically disabled who are still of sound mind but unable to travel? Would you restrict them from voting by removing their mail-in option? As to your registration requirement of 6 months, what of the voters who’ve moved from one location to another, for whatever reason, inside the 6 month time frame? What option would they have?

        I’m certainly for voter ID and clearing the voting rolls on a periodically, perhaps on a 10 year basis when they perform the census so they can use that data to verify things like address, age, still living, voter eligibility (for illegal immigrants) and so on. Anyone who has not voted in the past 3 years should be stricken from the rolls and be required to re-register should they wish to vote. Also, I’m a little (actually a lot) dumfounded that there are people have been found guilty of voter fraud (Broward County FL, Brenda Snipes) who have not been convicted of a major felony and received both a significant fine and jail time. That should be an automatic to deter such action from reoccurring. Instead, not only was she not convicted of a felony for fraud committed in a previous election, but she was able to retain her position as county elections supervisor. How the heck does that happen ?!?!? And how is it that in certain areas it is openly encouraged for illegal immigrants to register for federal elections? That there are people encouraging and actively engaging in this activity without the weight of the DOJ coming down on them is mind boggling.

      • Amazona November 16, 2018 / 12:32 pm

        I’m with jdge on this. I will add, get rid of Motor Voter and grocery store registrations. I can attest to Motor Voter problems, and have done so on many occasions.

        I used to help foreign workers in my area get drivers licenses and in general navigate the bureaucracy. These were legal workers on short term work permits, mostly to work in resorts that liked to have an international flavor with lots of different languages and accents. So I would go into the DMV with a foreigner and explain, very patiently and in detail, why this person with a passport from another country and a work visa with a specific expiration date could get a drivers’ license that would expire on that same date. Once this was understood and the rest of process was completed the clerk would invariably ask the foreigner, who had just been thoroughly identified as a foreigner, complete with work visa and passport from another country, if he or she would like to register to vote.

        Usually the foreign worker would object to this, as most of them knew more about the US than Americans so, but if he or she didn’t, I would. And the answer was always the same: “I have to ask. It’s the law.”

        So let’s just say that some sneaky Democrat took the time to keep track of foreign workers and then voted in their names if they answered yes to registering to vote. Long after they return to their native lands, their names are still on the voter registration list, and someone can vote in their names.

        Motor Voter is a portal to voter fraud. Grocery store registrations are also a scam, as the people doing the work are usually paid by the name, so they just want as many names as possible on their lists.

        As for moving right before an election, it shouldn’t be too hard to have a transfer process where you notify the registration office where you live that you want your registration transferred to your new address.

        I favor a national registration clean-up, with a letter sent to each registered voter at the registered address, a letter which cannot be forwarded but must be returned if not deliverable. In this letter would be a form that states:

        (1) if the form is not returned within a certain time period the registration will be purged from the rolls
        (2) the person is required to state, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY WITH PENALTIES STRICTLY ENFORCED, that he or she is:
        A. An American citizen, and if naturalized provide the location and date of the naturalization and the identity number of the application
        B. Of legal age to vote
        C. Not restricted by anything else, such as being a felon, from voting

        The last item is important. Spook has neighbors who openly admit to voting in Indiana before going to their winter home in Florida and then voting there. This is not uncommon, especially in states where people have winter homes.

        The legal penalties should be clearly stated and explicit—lying on the form is a felony and enforcement is strict, and multiple voting is a felony and enforcement is strict.

        I’d publicize this quite widely, even sending out mass mailers telling people if they are still registered at their old addresses they are going to be removed from registration rolls if they don’t update their information.

        Then require voter ID

      • M. Noonan November 16, 2018 / 10:15 pm

        Here in Nevada, we enacted Motor Voter during the midterms. I voted against it because I know what it’s for: to add a large pool of illegal voters and non-voters to the voter rolls, so those votes can then be cast by anyone who wants a certain election outcome. To me, that is what really spelled the death of honest government in California. It won overwhelmingly because it was pitched as “voter security” and no one bothered to campaign against it.

      • Amazona November 16, 2018 / 12:37 pm

        Absentee or mail in voting should be allowed, but for legitimate reasons. As a general rule it is just an invitation to fraud. People who know they won’t be able to vote in person should be allowed to apply for an absentee ballot, just as they always had to in the past. There was a place to state why it was being requested. Confinement due to age or illness, being out of town, etc were legitimate reasons. Being lazy was not.

        And, talking about absentee voting, every single ballot returned must be counted. Now, if a determination is made that the uncounted ballots can’t change the outcome they are not counted, even if (or especially if) they are from military personnel on deployment away from home. The very idea that the votes of those actively serving our nation might not be counted is appalling and inexcusable.

  3. Retired Spook November 15, 2018 / 8:28 pm

  4. Amazona November 16, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    I’m a pretty staunch defender of the Constitution, except for one part—-the part allowing each state to determine how citizens can vote for the president. I think there should be a national standard for that. It’s too important to leave up to the states and their various special interests.

    If we could establish some sort of national standard, I would even approve of funding to put it in place. Where I voted, I had a choice of filling out a ballot by hand or by machine, and I chose the machine. It then gave me a chance to review my choices, then spit out a printed ballot I could examine again for accuracy before putting it in a folder and dropping it in a box.

    The machine-printed ballot eliminates the problem of not marking a vote clearly enough by filling in a circle or whatever other method is used. It eliminates the problem of the “hanging chad”.

    I would prefer a two-part system, where I voted only for the president and Congressional candidates and got my printed form to put in one clearly marked folder, and a second part where I voted for local and state candidates and issues and got a separate form to put in a different clearly marked folder. I would then put the folders into different ballot boxes.

    I think this system would make it a lot easier and faster to count the votes affecting the federal government, and reduce the chances to tamper with them, and then if the downticket votes took a little longer to count, who cares?

    I don’t know if my vote was cast within the machine or only when my printed ballot was counted by another machine. I would prefer a system in which the vote was counted within the machine, and the printed ballot was there as a backup. If the machine actually records the votes, it could still be set up for a two part voting system. You vote the national ticket, you confirm your choices, you hit the button to formally register those choices, and then you get your printed ballot to put in a special folder. Then you go through the same process for the state and local candidates and issues.

    If I had chosen to mark my ballot by hand and I couldn’t get it marked clearly enough to make my choice clear and not requiring interpretation then I think it should be discarded. If I had chosen to vote only for some of the candidates on the ballot, and some of the local issues, then the votes I did cast should be counted, without the “undervote” affecting anything. Why should my decision to not cast a vote in a certain race or decision affect the votes I did choose to cast? According to Rush, “over voting” —too many votes marked—-and “under voting”—-some candidates or issues not receiving a vote—-are responsible for a lot of, if not most, if not all, of the hand counting and recounting. Over votes should just be discarded, in the area where they take place—-voting for two opposing Senatorial candidates should negate any vote for either, while proper downticket votes should be counted. Under voting should be counted where a vote was indicated.

    It doesn’t have to be that hard. As for ballots showing up late, any precinct that can’t or won’t keep track of how many people came in the door to vote, to match that up against how many votes are counted, should be severely penalized. As in formally deputize people for that purpose and cite them for failure to do so, citations including fines and possible jail time depending on how egregious the failure is. There are so many fairly cheap electronic ways to keep track of people these days—each voter presses a button when he finishes his sign-in, or an electric eye counts all who pass through a gate, or something. So we know, before any vote is counted, that X number of people voted there. X plus anything indicates voter fraud, or attempted voter fraud.

    I will never understand the mentality of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. We have two years till the next election. Two years to identify the places where we always have problems and implement solutions. Two years to completely revamp the voting system in Broward County, for example, holding it up as an example to the nation.

    • Retired Spook November 16, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      The first check and balance on election integrity should be to, as Florida law requires, report the total number of votes cast within 30 minutes of the closing of the polls, the only exception being mail-in ballots that contain a postmark prior to election day that didn’t arrive by election day because of the ineptitude of the Postal Service. But even those should have a deadline.

      Our polling place instituted a new procedure this year. You presented your ID to the first person who checked it against the voter rolls. Then the second person had you insert your ID into a digital reader (which replaced the old voter registration book), you signed just like on a credit card reader, and it compared your signature to the one on your ID. I did not hear one single person complain about this, and several praised the process. As Amazona said, “it doesn’t have to be that hard.”

      • Amazona November 16, 2018 / 5:29 pm

        The Right constantly misses chances to either win some points or deprive the Left of some of their talking points.

        For example, the state GOPs should publicize their sponsorship of volunteers to help people who want to obtain photo IDs get them. It’s the kind of human interest thing local TV stations love, and it could involve student groups to help out, etc. Since the complaint about photo ID is that it means some people can’t vote, but the Left chooses to not help people GET those IDs but just to use this as an excuse to enable voter fraud, the Right could and should step in and say “Gee, if this is really such a problem, let’s fix it and help these poor people wandering an a vast wasteland of no official identity”.

      • M. Noonan November 16, 2018 / 10:11 pm

        Here in NV, you walked in, said who you were, obtained a voter card and then voted where everyone who cared to look could see how you voted. Surprisingly, the Democrats won big…

  5. Cluster November 17, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Who knew the mayor of Tijuana was such a racist?

    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Thursday that caravan migrants arriving by the hundreds are no longer welcome, an increasingly common sentiment among residents of the Mexican border city. Gastelum described the caravan of Central American migrants as a “horde” that has been infiltrated by criminals who now threaten the community,

    And while the shameful American media and Democrats lecture “white” America that there is no invasion, the Mexican government says otherwise:

    There are currently about 8,000 migrants crossing the country in several caravans, according to the Mexican interior ministry, in addition to the thousands that arrive at the border in small groups or as individuals on a weekly basis.

    I sure would like to know who organized and paid for this.

  6. Retired Spook November 17, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    I want to be the first to pose a scenario that would be worth the cost of a ultra-large bucket of popcorn: The House GOP caucus makes a deal with Nancy Pelosi — quash the promised dozens of subpoenas and investigations in exchange for enough GOP votes to ensure she’s elected Speaker. How delicious would that be?

    • M. Noonan November 17, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      It depends on how large the rebellion is…if there really is a caucus of Democrats who are going to go to war with the Establishment Democrats, then that is something we should foster. Not simply because it’ll cause Democrats trouble, but because it would be the right thing to do. The Democrat Establishment is even more corrupt than the GOPe. And if we can’t get GOPers to challenge corrupt barnacles like Pelosi, maybe we can help far left Democrats do it?

      • Amazona November 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

        I don’t see the GOP as corrupt as much as pathetically inept.

        In terms of actual corruption, I think the GOP is like the secretary pilfering from petty cash while the Dems are Bernie Madhoff.

        The core of the problem is that Dems, coming from a collectivist perspective, tend to be united in a hive mentality. The Left is all about good little soldiers marching in lockstep and Dems tend to fit that mold. Republicans, however, make one think of trying to herd cats. They seem to reject cooperation and coordination with a passion, all skittering off in their own directions with no concern for unity.

        There may be a temporary palace revolt against the Old School in the Dem party, but the young rebels will probably be brought into line. They will be schooled that their “rebellion” is just for show, to get them elected, and after that their job is to shut up and stay in line. The question will be if they take their status seriously and try to stand up against the Dem establishment—in which case they will be squashed like bugs and sent home whimpering after one miserable term of being ignored and disrespected—or if they figure out the way to stay in DC is to comply and find their place in the Dem marching band.

        In the meantime the Republicans will continue skittering around like fleas on a hot skillet, each pursuing his or her own vision. Politically sound members of Congress like Sasse and Gardner will continue missing the big picture as they snicker at the back of the room and throw spitballs at the president. And no one in the entire GOP organization will have a clue about what to do, and usually not even about what is going on around them.

        The only tactician the party has is the president and he is too easily distracted to be consistently effective.

  7. Cluster November 19, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Weird how the media is ignoring the “caravan” of thousands of immigrants now at the southern border after they did their very best to deny it and down play it over the last couple of weeks.

      • Amazona November 19, 2018 / 9:05 pm

        You guys are so funny. You must spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to put an ugly, or sinister, or just plain distasteful spin on everything this administration does. I guess it keeps you off the streets and out of trouble, but it doesn’t say much for your dedication to trying to make everything negative.

        We all know that if Trump had not beefed up border security he would have been raked over the coals for every single negative thing that could be blamed on illegals coming across the border unchecked. You all don’t even try to hide you animosity, just come right out and let us know that no matter what Trump does you will snipe at it and snarl at it.

        It just seems like an inexplicable choice of how to see the world, but then I guess that’s why you are on the Left and we aren’t. I just can’t imagine being so determinedly sour and nasty.

      • Cluster November 20, 2018 / 8:11 am

        Their nastiness comes naturally ……

        Oh and Fiedling did you see where the residents of Tijuana are not real happy with your caravan of criminals?

      • fieldingclaymore November 20, 2018 / 1:31 pm

        How can you not see that the troops to the border was a stunt is beyond me. They were sent prior to the people arriving and are now leaving before the bulk of them are at the border.

        They are not my caravan. 7000 ragged central americans are not an invasion.

      • Amazona November 21, 2018 / 9:50 am

        When it would have made sooooo much more sense to wait till…..well, till whenever the Left decided it was OK… send the message that the border would be well defended. Till thousands were massed at the border, maybe trying to swarm it? Evidently Strategist Fielding would THEN have started to send people.

        Or not.

        Not being privy to all the information given to the president I don’t know the basis for the decision to reduce the number of troops at the border. But as you seem to believe YOU know the inside scoop, you just go right ahead cherishing your beloved fantasies, snarly hostile little things that they are.

        As for “ragged” they all seem remarkably well dressed, clean and fresh and definitely well fed.

        An invasion is an unwanted, uninvited, intrusion. It does not have to be armed. It does not have to be violent. These people have clearly and repeatedly stated their intent to enter the country whether we want them or not, whether we allow them or not. Better get back to your Little Red Book and look up some definitions.

  8. Cluster November 20, 2018 / 8:06 am

    From the YCMTSU file, Morning Joe is covering the story that Ivanka Trump is being investigated for …… wait for it ….. a PRIVATE EMAIL ACCOUNT

    What government official would ever us a private email account ?????

    Eugene Robinson just chimed in by saying “this is a clear and egregious violation of government protocols” – question, do you think they don’t remember or are they hoping we don’t?

    • Amazona November 21, 2018 / 10:56 am

      do you think they don’t remember or are they hoping we don’t?

      The Left can only exist in a day to day environment in which there is no history. You may remember a group of radical Loonies who used to post here who attacked me, in all-caps, for being TRAPPED IN HISTORY !!!

      Think about it, because this is a key difference between the American Left and the American Right. The American Right pays attention to the past and tries to learn from it, believing in the adage that if you don’t understand history you are doomed to repeat it. So we are capable of learning the lessons of racism and adopting the philosophy of Dr. King and moving forward. We understand and respect the foundations of our governmental structure because we also understand the governmental structures that came before it, to which ours is a reproach and a solution.

      But the Left would not just be hampered by history, it would be paralyzed by it. Because history would prove that Leftism is a fatally flawed political structure, which has always failed and will always fail. History would prove that every tenet of Leftism is false and harmful to society and the dignity of mankind. So to be a Leftist means to wake up to a fresh new day every day, with no annoying history looming over one’s shoulder to whisper “That didn’t work last time so you really shouldn’t try it again”. This is why a Leftist can fight so strenuously to defend the illegal use of a private email server by the Secretary of State of the United States, because she is one of them, and within a few years (while she is still being investigated for this) attack someone with a minor office for having a private email address.

      There is Yesterday, to the Left, which doesn’t matter because it is, well, Yesterday. And there is Today, which is all that matters, because it is Today.

  9. Cluster November 20, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Did you see where the leaders of the Women’s March are being asked to resign because they are accused of being anti-semitic and anti-gay. Hahahaha

    Progressive’s are starting to eat their own …… can you imagine the consequences if they were “pro white male”

  10. Cluster November 20, 2018 / 8:55 am

    So Morning Joe just did a segment on the caravan and no surprise …… it was all about Trump and how dangerous he is for sending the military to the border. Nothing was mentioned about the hundreds of immigrants who have gone missing reportedly to be abducted, nor was it mentioned the tremendous strain the caravan imposes on the residents of Mexico, nor was there any mention of the left wing groups who organized this invasion and subjected poor Hispanics to being abducted ……. NOPE. Mika was in full “female exasperation” mode as she rolled her eyes over the “actions of the Trump administration”

  11. Cluster November 20, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Ok, so now we know why the Ivanka email story is in the progressive news ……… they are deflecting from a judge’s ruling yesterday that Hillary must answer two questions UNDER OATH

    1. Describe the creation of the system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.

    2. During your October 22, 2015 appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, you testified that 90 to 95 percent of your emails “were in the State’s system” and “if they wanted to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so.” Identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts.

    So Morning Joe is just doing their part as a media outlet for the Democrats. Nothing to see here:

    • Retired Spook November 20, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Sounds to me like MSNBC is dangerously close to obstruction of justice.

  12. Retired Spook November 20, 2018 / 10:24 am

    It’s been a while since we had a discussion here abut Common Core. Looks like those of us who thought it was a train wreck waiting to happen were right.

    Study authors Ted Rebarber of AccountabilityWorks and Neal McCluskey of the Cato Institute advocate restoring genuine diversity in education models by removing centralized government control over K-12 school standards. But the prelude to that argument came from Rebarber, who minced no words in describing the doleful effect of Common Core on education.

    “In my view,” Rebarber observed, “[Common Core] is really the worst large-scale educational failure in 40 years.”

    Unlike Fordham and its allies, Rebarber offered actual evidence to support his thesis. He demonstrated that U.S. students’ math scores on the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) had long been creeping up ever since reliable test results became available in the 1970s. But after release of Common Core in 2010 and full implementation in the fall of 2014, NAEP scores plateaued and then began to decline.

    Rebarber focused on scores of the bottom quartile of students, those who were already behind – “the students that were touted as the target for improvement.” Under Common Core, these students’ performance has fallen.

    • Cluster November 20, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      Common Core is educational socialism and eventually all students will be reduced to the lowest common denominator ….

  13. Cluster November 20, 2018 / 11:41 am

    “Stay focused. The real threat is white nationalism and white supremacy. They want to destroy us all,” – Women’s March Co Founder Linda Sarsour

    I just have to say that I think societies governed by Hispanic men, black men and Arab men are exemplary of a civil society with respect for women and human rights. Look at Venezuela – could there be any better example of well run, non corrupt socialist paradise? How about the Sudan? What a marvel of cleanliness and respect for all life, and then of course there is Afghanistan and the utmost respect for women that the tribal men believe in and work tirelessly everyday to improve upon the living conditions of their most cherished loved ones.

    If only white men could be as nurturing, as competent, and as industrious as men “of color”. We can only hope

    • Retired Spook November 20, 2018 / 1:23 pm

      Where’s that sarcasm font when you need it?

      • Cluster November 20, 2018 / 1:45 pm

        How did you know I was being sarcastic? 🙂

        And remember everyone …. Trump is the one who is divisive, right?

        Obama suggests Trump is a confused, angry racist and has ‘mommy issues’ that are making him incapable of fixing the country’s problems

      • Retired Spook November 20, 2018 / 3:50 pm

        Talk about projection.

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