Pelosi has meltdown, Mutt Romney has the blues

 

The Friday roundup of the absurd. It’s never over till its over but poor Nan doesn’t know what to do with her choppers as she melts down yesterday as the impeachment of the Donald appears to be slipping away. The roundup would not be complete with an homage to our favorite GOPer Mittens Romney. He has about as much sense now as he did years ago. We will give homage to Seamus his Mutt.

Washington Post reporter Paul Kane asks if President Trump will be chastened or “emboldened because the Senate will have acquitted him?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “He will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. And you don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation.”

 

 

Let’s not forget about Romney who is and has done all he can to be a jackass. Worked hard for the first time in his life ever to derail Trump. What we learned about him last time around. Dogs know.

In brief, as the Boston Globe first reported in 2007, in 1983, Mitt Romney, then 36 years old, drove his station wagon packed with five sons and his wife on a 12-hour trip from Boston to Ontario, where his parents had a cottage on Lake Huron.

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“Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family’s hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon’s roof rack. He’d built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,” read the article.

Ry Cooder Mutt Romney Blues

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

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Romney’s National Security Adviser? Burisma Board Member Cofer Black

 

Interestingly, – Romney’s 2012 national security adviser sits on the board of Burisma. Just who in the world is one J. Cofer Black?

Why would Mitt Romney need a retired CIA spook as his national security adviser during his run for President? Why would Burisma want an old CIA spook on its Board?  Blackwater ring a bell? Someone who has about as much experience in energy as Hunter Biden?

The mystery. Yesterday I touched on Mitt Romney, Burisma and his demand for testimony from his BFF John Bolton.

John Bolton – pocketed $115,000 from Ukraine oligarch, Clinton Foundation donor

but I digress.

Cofer Black served on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated for corruption. Black served with Hunter Biden, the son of former VP Joe Bidan; the Trump White House has relentlessly called for investigation into Biden’s role at Burisma, while completely ignoring Black’s mysterious role on the same board.

Biden was appointed for his name; Black has a wealth of knowledge and experience in covert operations and counter-terrorism as the article explains cited below.

Who was a greater risk to America’s safety and security? And why is the public left in the dark about this matter?

Cofer Black was a former Vice Chairman of Blackwater (2005–2008), he resigned in 2008 after learning about Blackwater’s illegal payments to Iraqi officials. After 26 years of service to the CIA, Cofer Black today now works in the private sector.

For the full back story check out the link below.. ran into a pay wall.

Cofer Black served on the board of Burisma a Ukrainian gas company that was being investigated for corruption

The Looming Shadow Of The CIA, Cofer Black
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Adam Fitzgerald

Check out the link at the top of the above link for the full history of this operative.

 

Now read this from Thomas Lifson via The American Thinker

Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is.

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

Back on October 6, 2011 presidential candidate Mitt Romney proudly announced that Joseph Cofer Black (listed as “Cofer Black”) was among the people chosen as “special advisers”

…to advise Governor Romney on foreign policy strategy, defense issues, intelligence matters, counterterrorism, and regional policy. These advisers will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.

Mr. Black brought to this role his extensive background at the CIA, which he joined in 1974 and trained for covert operations. He rose rapidly through the ranks, becoming Director of the National Counterterrorism Center from 1999-2002. Coincidentally, this was the time in which Al Qaeda planned and carried out the 911 attack without hindrance from the counterintelligence apparatus of the intelligence community. But Black was not penalized, he failed upward, being appointed Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism by President George W. Bush in December 2002.

And in yet another amazing coincidence, Black was succeeded in his job as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center by John Brennan.

 

 

Cofer Black left the CIA in 2006 (does anyone ever completely leave the CIA after being a spook?) to join Blackwater, the huge contractor for services related to military and intelligence action, where he served as vice chairman until 2008. After illegal Iraqi payments were discovered.

Burisma Board: Joseph Coffer Black third from the left.

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So many coincidences.

Still more oddly coincidental is the background of Mitt’s adviser deep in the CIA, part of the intelligence community that has “six ways from Sunday” in foiling a mere president who might oppose them, according to Chuck Schumer.

Let’s do a flashback now that we know what we know.

President Elect Donald Trump sent a tweet on January 3rd 2017. The following is US Senator of NY Chuck Schumer’s response. That “the intelligence has 6 ways to Sunday of getting back at you [Trump].”

Chuck also stated that Donald was being very dumb to treat the “intelligence community” the way he was.

Dumb? Or was he willing to try and take them on?

 

 

Sept 19, 2019 | Phil Mudd – “I am about ready to blow a gasket.” He nails it.

During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Mudd, a former FBI and CIA official, responded to a report from The Washington Post about a mysterious whistleblower complaint that involved a call in which Trump made a “promise” to his foreign counterpart. Story ends at about 3:35 on the clip then moves on.

 

Hint: Want to know why this will not go anywhere?

The Intelligence I.G. Atkinson – another plant by the Deep State

That is why the Senate will not vote for witnesses…does anyone think for one nanosecond the GOP or Dems want any of this to come to light? They will fold like cheap suits unless they intend to pull the kill switch and end our Republic.

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John Bolton – pocketed $115,000 from Ukraine oligarch, Clinton Foundation donor

 

Bolton has been having his pockets filled by the usual suspects. Instead of Russia Russia Russia how about Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine? Oligarch Pinchuk first offer? More about him a bit later.

Bolton’s first appearance at a Pinchuk-backed gathering came last fall, when he participated in a discussion panel in Kiev with former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R), former Defense secretary Robert Gates and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Date of the post:June 12, 2018

Asked about Trump during the discussion, Bolton said “I didn’t support him” in the GOP primary, according to a video of the event. He added that Trump “doesn’t care as much about policy as other American presidents have. That doesn’t reflect my view, but it reflects his view.”

 

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton pocketed $115,000 from Ukrainian steel oligarch Viktor Pinchuk’s foundation shortly before entering President Donald Trump’s White House as national security adviser, a position first held in the Trump White House by General Michael Flynn.

Photo: pinchukfund.org

 

financial disclosure shows that Bolton accepted $115,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for a pair of speeches in September 2017 and February 2018

Bolton also reported $165,000 from Counter Extremism Project United, a nonprofit entity that seeks to combat extremist groups, and $747,000 from speaking fees.

The largest speaking fees came from a foundation run by Ukrainian steel magnate Viktor Pinchuk.

At the former speech in Kiev, Bolton sat on a panel and basically expressed that the national security establishment would not allow Trump to become unconventional on policy.

(But of course….Bolton and his team of Neo-Cons had no intention of allowing Trump to create his own foreign policy.)

As the Washington Post noted, Pinchuk has exceeded $10 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

National security adviser John Bolton was paid $115,000 in the past year to participate in two panel discussions sponsored by the foundation of an Ukrainian steel magnate — including one in Kiev last September, during which Bolton reassured the audience that President Trump would not radically change U.S. foreign policy.

“The notion that [Trump’s election] is going to represent a dramatic break in foreign policy is just wrong,” Bolton said, responding to a question from a British interviewer. “Calm down, for God’s sake,” he continued.

Bolton’s appearances at the Kiev event and at another event in Munich this February were paid for by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according a financial disclosure form released Monday by the White House.

Clinton Global Initiative Forum, Hong Kong
Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Chairman of The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

 

 

Pinchuk has donated more than $10 million to the family foundation of former president Bill Clinton and former ­secretary of state Hillary Clinton. In 2011, Pinchuk met with one of Clinton’s aides at the State Department to relay a message from Ukraine’s president at the time, Viktor Yanukovych. The meeting was described in Clinton emails later released by the State Department.

 

 

 

 

 

Bolton also reported $118,000 for speaking to large banks: Deutsche Bank paid him $72,000 for a speech in May 2017, and British bank HSBC paid him $46,000 for speeches in June and August 2017.

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows cut right through the machinations of the bipartisan Swamp Class Monday, throwing shade on Bolton’s unverified claim that President Trump wanted to withhold Ukraine’s military aid for some reason, possibly due to Ukraine’s well-documented interference in the 2016 election against Trump. Republicans continue to rally behind the president, except for Utah senator Mitt Romney, who is crafting mainstream media headlines with his pro-Bolton advocacy. 

Opsie: Romney’s adviser revealed as a Burisma board member

September 27, 2019

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign — a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels — sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications.

Oh, and about this little thing:

American journalist traced the connection between Biden, Clinton and the Ukrainian oligarch Pinchuk

March 4, 2019

Against the background of the last sensational investigations In relation to Joe Biden’s activities in Ukraine, American journalist Den Bongini has traced the connection between Biden, Hillary Clinton and Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk.

“This is a shocking story, and the Russian intervention case is a crumb compared to how people who know each other have contributed to the well-being of each other,” the journalist wonders.

During the election campaign of 2016 in the United States, the journalists of The New York Times stated that the Clinton Foundation collaborated with Victor Pinchuk, who became a donor to the foundation, donating $ 25 million.

Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian billionaire and founder of Interpipe, a manufacturer of steel pipes. He also owns Credit-Dnepr Bank, several ferroalloy plants and a media empire. He is married to Elena Pinchuk, the daughter of ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.

Between September 2011 and November 2012, Douglas E. Schoen, a former political consultant to Bill Clinton, organized about a dozen meetings with representatives of the State Department and Pinchuk to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.

One day, a Ukrainian oligarch even provided his private plane for the Clintons and went to Los Angeles for 2011 to celebrate Bill Clinton’s 65 birthday.

In July, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce began investigating complaints that Ukraine (Pinchuk companies in particular) and 8 from other countries illegally collapsed steel pipe prices, selling them at a lower price.

The shadow of these charges could fall on Hillary, who was planning to take the presidency, so politicians began to distance themselves from the Ukrainian oligarch.

Against the background of studying Clinton’s ties with Pinchuk in 2014, the official representative of the Democratic candidate, Nick Merrill, said that Pinchuk had never met Clinton during that time. is he сказал The New York Times, that “from 21 January 2009 of the year to 1 February of 2013, the Ukrainian businessman“ never appeared in her schedule ”.

At the same time, Hillary Clinton’s emails stolen by hackers, issued via Wikileaks, showed the opposite and confirmed the constant contact between Pinchuk and the Clintons.

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Hmmm. Next stop to load up the trunk with some goodies.

Tip of the Fedora and more at National File

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CNN Don Lemmon’s panel trashes Trump supporters – ignorant Rednecks who can’t read

 

There were  63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump for president.

Far-left op-ed writer Wajahat Ali, and Never-Trumper Rick Wilson joined Don Lemon in the vicious attack on Trump supporters. If the same attack were on Blacks or Muslims they would be off the air.

We smelly knuckle draggers, uneducated Walmart shoppers who can’t even read.

But we do love and cling to our God and Guns. We will be needing them both after the Progressives get done with us.

Supposedly this was in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelling at a left-wing NPR reporter last week.

 

 

Not the first hoot at our expense.

What liberal elites really think of the average America  

”If it’s Kansas, if it’s Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”

The liberal elitists who used their control of the media establishment to install Barack Hussein Obama in power, pride themselves on being too full of nuance to express coherent opinions. Yet when it comes to their attitudes toward normal Americans, they speak plainly enough. Here columnist David Carr of the odious New York Times sums up the ruling class’s attitude toward the denizens of Flyover Country.

Comment 12/2/16: We showed them, didn’t we? We got the House, Senate, President. They are not laughing now are they?

Looks like they need another lesson. 2020 here we come.

 

 

A response to our heathen Progressives.This should make them blow a gasket.

Lynyrd Skynyrd God & Guns

 

 

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Lollapalooza! Wowie! What a long nose you have Mr Schiff!

 

Michael Atkinson

Are you curious to know more about the fellow who is the 18th witness? Whose testimony is missing from the impeachment process. Guess who? He goes by the name Atkinson – The intelligence IG Inspector.  Someone I had my eye on. Part of an earlier post of mine.

The Intelligence I.G. Atkinson – another plant by the Deep State

The former prosecutor’s resume is touted as proof that the long-time public servant only is acting in the best interest of the country; his motives are not to be questioned, we are chastised. (This description follows a pattern similar to the way the media portrayed dossier author Christopher Steele and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.) Oh but yes his motives are to be questioned!

……….In July 2016, the exact month that former FBI Director James Comey officially opened a case against the Trump campaign, Atkinson was named senior counsel to John Carlin, the head of the National Security Division. Carlin was Robert Mueller’s chief of staff when he ran the FBI and was appointed NSD chief by President Obama in 2013.

Carlin’s name has surfaced numerous times in the congressional inquiry into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. According to closed-door testimony by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Carlin regularly was briefed by former deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe on the Trump-Russia collusion probe.Keep Reading

Recall it was Atkinson who changed the rule so that a whistleblower did not have to have direct knowledge. Hearsay was now allowed. That is just how it got started.

What a shock……

 

Short, sweet and to the point… Trump 1, Schiff 0.

Looking forward to today and more wowie!

(May have to click twice to play.)

 

Bonus: Guess who else has a Lollapalooza?

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Sunday Respite – The Eternal Snows

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen Michel Pépé – Les Neiges Eternelles

Beautiful photography goes along with the music. I suggest watching it in full screen.

 

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful day with much peace.

Saturday potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and driving problems and general mayhem. A few may need a couple of clicks. Page down for politics and/or check out the top posts listed on the right side of the page.

Hey Mom…taking my fun away!

 

 

No comment!!  Sound.

Right lanes can be a problem

Just doing my job.

A little bit of a misunderstanding by Mom.

Just helping a friend.

 

Mom does what moms do..

Going once, twice…… keep smiling lady!

Nothing like the good old Sunday drive now is there?

I often wondered just how this worked. Sound.

Just a few inches one way or another.  Sound.

Whatever makes a horsie happy!

Don’t forget your seat belt!

 

So much for the reptile not having a planning brain.

Just waiting for ESPN to carry this….  Sound

I don’t think this is how it is suppose to work. Sound.

A price for indecision….

The circle goes round and round… sound.

Honey, I think you forgot something. Sound.

 

Now for our educational moment. Sound.

 

Thats all folks. Have a wonderful day.

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Coronavirus – Time to stock up on N95 Respirator masks

 

A good prepper should make sure they have a supply of N95 Respirator masks on hand. Just in case the virus gets out of hand. For peace of mind. I’ll give you three of my picks.

At the time of the SARS scare, there was a shortage of masks with many hospitals having to struggle to purchase an adequate supply.

Amazon still is offering masks at a reasonable cost but that will probably change as the demand may increase. I note some suppliers are on delayed delivery.

What you need to know about a good mask. You want more than the flimsy paper masks that you get when you go to the Doctor’s office with a cold.

NIOSH-Approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece … – CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/n95list1.html

 

The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators.

 

CDC: Dated but gives you the facts.

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks

Posted on  by Lisa Brosseau, ScD, and Roland Berry Ann –

With the advent of a novel H1N1 influenza outbreak in spring 2009 and the expectation of a second wave during the 2009–2010 flu season, there has been considerable interest in the use of surgical masks (facemasks) and respirators as infection control measures. Although their appearance is often similar, respirators are designed and engineered for distinctly different functions than surgical masks. The amount of exposure reduction offered by respirators and surgical masks differs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the use of a NIOSH-certified N95 or better respirator for the protection of healthcare workers who come in direct contact with patients with H1N1.

The CDC guidance can be found  In September 2009 the Institute of Medicine released a report that also recommends N95 respirators for the protection of healthcare workers from H1N1. This blog examines the scientific principles behind the design and performance of surgical masks and respirators. Although these principles apply to all particulate respirators, the discussion presented in this article is focused on the most frequently used respirator in healthcare settings, the N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR).

Continues:

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks

 

Continues:  Additionally, the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page can help users identify NIOSH-approved respirators and learn how to use and obtain these products.

Previously I worked in healthcare. 3M is the gold standard. When looking to purchase be sure the image matches the description. No knock offs from China with this purchase.

This is a good one if you will be wearing it for an extended period of time.

 

 

Another good one if you can snag it. Easier and more comfortable breathing as above.

NEW 8511PB1-A-PS Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack

3M Particulate Respirator 8210, N95,

This is an inexpensive mask.. less than a buck a piece last I checked Amazon. An Amazon top pick. Some vendors back ordered.. Not individually packaged and not as comfortable but will get the job done for short hauls.

No need to panic, but buy them now. I checked Amazon last night and several have moved out completely. Checked vendors. Some gouging underway.

The swamp is not moving on this as they should, so it’s up to us for peace of mind.

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Six Companies Control about 75% of Media Sources

 

Eureka!  And the answer is …

by Mustang

We’ve come to use the word media as a means of communications (radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the internet) that influence people.  One question that niggles all of us from time to time is how much influence “media” has on the American people, our culture, and/or our national psyche. 

I did a cursory investigation, and what I learned was that less than ten companies control all media sources in the United States.  These include, in general ranking, the Walt Disney Company, NBC-Universal/Comcast, Time-Warner, Viacom-CBS, Sony America Corporation, and Seagram’s (yes, the whiskey company). 

Their involvement in films, music, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, Internet and social communications platforms roughly equal 75% of the total of American media offerings.

Jaw dropping.

Six companies in control of everything that impacts American society.  It is interesting to see who controls these companies.  They are mostly self-loathing, American-hating Jews.  I could go on to discuss the filth in films, decadent lyrics in music, anti-American television broadcasting and newspapers, television productions that must include a percentage of homosexuals, transgenders, and at least several psychopathic and well-tattooed and pierced but “funny” characters. 

I might even mention the incident where Disney was caught transmitting subliminal messages to our children —which over several years of debate, has convinced parents that there’s nothing to worry about because, after all, colonialism was really a very bad thing.  Besides, what pre-teen doesn’t think about sex?

But then it occurred to me that media companies may not be the problem.  They only deliver what “the people” demand —what they are willing to pay for.  It’s been going on for a while, now.  I remember my mother plopping me down in front of the black and white television when she wanted to do things without having me under foot. 

Today, parents provide their young children with video games that allow the player to rape and murder animated characters.  Cell phones are now minicomputers, so the kids can entertain themselves for hours on end, releasing parents to do their own cell phone thing. 

We can even have verbal fights on Twitter, and never worry about someone punching us in the nose for being rude or obnoxious.  And we wonder what happened to our society.  We moan about what’s happened to the America of our youth.

What happened to our country was atrocious parenting.  This, too, is nothing new; instead of having an abusive father who we feared might beat the crap out of us for misbehaving, we have abusive fathers who simply ignore us.  And Mom?  We won’t be receiving any “motherly advice” from modern Mom.  She’s on the cell phone, too.

All of this leads me to the conclusion, in agreement with my Internet friend Bunkerville, that it’s too late to save America.  It’s already gone —not coming back.  But as much as we want to blame “media” for our abysmal state of affairs, it really does boil down to parenting —or lack of it.

How am I wrong?    

 

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Impeachment: Schiff 1 to Trump’s 0 – what were Trump’s attorneys thinking?

 

No, they never wanted Donald J. Trump to be President.

We know that. No news there. It was a disappointing beginning regarding the impeachment hearing on Trump’s side. More than disappointing. It was a walk away for the Democrats. They were locked and loaded with a full blown Case in Chief with Trump’s  attorneys caught flat footed. Apparently they thought two hours of arguments for each witness amendment didn’t include them for the most part.

What did they think was going to happen when the Democrats were given this time? Wise old crusty McConnell had to know what the Dems would do with the time. Schiff came with the requisite audio-visuals straight from the House proceedings. Of course not the statements that had been disproven by Trump’s attorneys. The most Trump’s attorney could muster at times was “can’t we get the trial started?’ Hate to tell them but it was well underway. First impressions mean everything. Those who may not have followed the House hearing got the full bore evidence as they determined it to be.

Even stalwart conservative commenters last night had to ask how did the Lev Parnas and other information presented ever allowed that was not even in the House proceedings.

Where was the fire and brimstone? The righteous indignation?

No surprise here. I was no doubt one of about a dozen who managed to sit through the entire House hearing. I knew what was coming. I knew the counter arguments to these witnesses. Did not Trump’s attorneys listen as well?

No question there will be witnesses.

OK….that’s my opinion. What’s yours?

Here is something to help us buck up!

Everything swell in the swamp, Super swampy today.

 

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