Friday, January 18, 2019

(Sad trombone)

And just like that, a million dreams of impeachment went up in smoke.  Fox News: "Mueller team disputes BuzzFeed report claiming Trump told Cohen to lie."
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued an extraordinary statement disputing a bombshell news report claiming President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about the timing of discussions over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, said Friday.
What a great day.  This turd of a report didn't last 24 hours.

Sad trombone.

Extra - Gateway Pundit: "Mueller’s Team NUKES BuzzFeed’s Latest Junk Report."

More - Long post at Instapundit.

Back by popular demand: the dumbest woman in Congress

Federalist: "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Setting Women Back Light Years In Politics."
In mere minutes, Ocasio-Cortez managed to affirm nearly every negative stereotype about the female sex, from the trope that we’re no good at math to the notion that you shouldn’t trust us with a credit card. If all you saw was her example, you’d think we’re all just emotional dreamers who need to be reined in by reality.

Ocasio-Cortez is not the feminist hero most media coverage has made her out to be. If anything, her time in the spotlight has set women in politics back.
When Alex saw this blog post, she accused me of being a "snowflake" who gets triggered by strong women and that she had seen guys like me when she used to bartend so she sees right through me.  Then she offered up a detailed explanation how she's going to pay for programs that equal the total tax revenue the federal government collects every year:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

You're in control now, Adam!

How're things going as the new head of the House Intelligence Committee?  Daily Caller: "Bruce Ohr testimony undercuts Adam Schiff's defense of FBI."  "Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s testimony about his meetings with FBI officials regarding dossier author Christopher Steele severely undercuts claims made in 2018 by California Rep. Adam Schiff and his fellow Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee."

Extra - Gregg Jarrett: "Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defective."  This was hidden from the FISA court to launch this whole farce.

Here's your luggage, Nancy

Ace has some photos from Nancy's cancelled junket.  It's still funny.

Tell me again how Pelosi is some kind of 4-dimension chess player and master of the Washington game.  First she suggests cancelling the State of the Union because the Secret Service can't provide security.  When that lie was exposed, she said she was uncomfortable asking security personnel to work when they weren't being paid.  Then she decided to get out of Dodge with her Secret Service detail along with all the military security that would attend a trip to Afghanistan.

Trump brilliantly exposed this hypocrisy and twisted the knife by reminding Pelosi she could fly commercially if she liked.  I'll bet Nancy hasn't flown commercial since high school back when zeppelins were still a thing.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

But don't call it a witch hunt

Rich Lowry: "When Did It Become the FBI’s Job to Act as a Check and Balance to the President?" "The proximate cause of the FBI investigation, if the Times reporting is correct, wasn’t any new information about Russia’s activity. It was Trump acting entirely within his powers to fire his FBI director. This might be the first time that a FBI counterintelligence investigation was triggered by a lawful domestic action. This is crazy."

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sweet intentions

National Review: "Philadelphia's soda war."  "A tax on sweetened beverages harms businesses and achieves none of its goals."

You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you

Via Reddit: "Brewery offering free beer to anyone who can hit the 43-yard FG missed by Chicago kicker Cody Parkey."  Nobody made it but, as the video show and the comments reveal, the whole thing was rigged.  The kickers couldn't plant their feet on the ice-rink astroturf and the brewery banned amateur kickers.

Still sometimes it's nice to see some people get their come-uppance:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The FBI investigation as a tautology

Andrew McCarthy: "FBI Russia investigation was always about Trump."
But all of these steps were just a matter of finally being overt about something that had been true for over a year: The FBI was conducting a probe to try to make a criminal case on Trump. Because they did not have solid evidence of a crime, they did it under counterintelligence authority rather than criminal authority – calculating that the cover of probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 election would enable them to keep investigating while they tried to tighten up the obstruction case or find some other criminal offense.
Make no mistake, though: The investigation was always about Donald Trump, from Day One.
McCarthy details the revelation of this week that the Obama Justice Department opened an investigation on an incoming President under the guise of a "counterintelligence" effort, all the while telling Trump that he was not under investigation.  But the investigation itself was the vehicle to set a trap for Trump where he would be called out for obstruction.

Somebody asked why this investigation is being revealed now and answered that the FBI's conclusion that there is no evidence of collusion with the Russians is a way to telegraph to the anti-Trumpers that the Mueller report is going to be a huge nothingburger.

Gotta let 'em down easy.

Update - Red State: "...this seems like the last gasp of the Russia collusion narrative. Undoubtedly, the Democrats on Mueller’s team and those in-the-know in Department of Justice have told their friends in the media what sane people have known, there is no there there in the primary focus of Mueller’s investigation and they shouldn’t dig themselves in any deeper."

Extra - This article is getting a lot of attention for good reason: "On What Grounds Can the FBI Investigate the President as a Counterintelligence Threat?"

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Twitter star!

Politico: "Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez."  They must be secretly threatened by a strong woman, or something.  It can't possibly be her insane statements and positions.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's wrong to laugh at this but c'mon

Hit and Run: "We Found a Perfect Metaphor for Government."  "Woman parks legally. 45 minutes later, workers show up, install no parking signs. Hour later, woman's car is towed away."  Video at the link.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The well runs dry for Venezuela's whore, Joe Kennedy

Every winter, socialist socialite Joe Kennedy sells himself out for some free Venezuelan oil so he can traipse around Massachusetts like the Oil Fairy.  Even the Boston Globe got uncomfortable with the moral implications of accepting handouts from a dictatorship.

I just noticed this winter...hey, where are the commercials?  Then I went to his web page:
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Awww, Joe, what happened?  It's almost like the collapse of the Venezuelan economy put a damper on Joe's "charity."