Last Saturday I posted a “Here is Saturday’s special Thought for the Day.” Sometimes a tweet captures something that a lengthy post can’t. This just may be a regular feature. Today I give you Tony Podesta’s art collection. How can a normal breathing person want to be around him and not suspect something is very wrong? Hillary, your best buds are the Podestas…………
While everyone is placing bets as to which GOPer got the ball rolling over at Fusion GPS, an important misinformation factoid is being pushed by a few brave Hillary sycophants. No doubt called upon by Hillary to walk the plank if they wished to stay on the Clinton payroll. Unfortunately, the story was broken by the Washington Post and alas is behind a firewall. So I will have to take it on faith that the conclusions that the Federalist came to merit consideration. The GOP had nothing to do with the funding of the Dossier. If true, then the waters must not be muddied. Opposition research is one thing, creating this bizarre dossier another matter. Here tis:
2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans
When the news broke that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were admitting partial responsibility for the Russia dossier, journalists acted like they’d presented it as a Clinton campaign operation all along. They also claimed it was initially funded by a Republican.
Incorrect. And Tapper took the tweet down when the error was pointed out. There is no evidence that a Republican donor or Republican campaign was ever involved with the Russian dossier. Fusion GPS claimed to reporters (though they did not provide evidence) that a Republican funded separate opposition research on Trump, dealing with his business interests. But as the Washington Post itself reports, the dossier did not exist until after the Democrats hired Fusion GPS:
Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.
After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Full story at the The Federalist with the nine other reported claims.
the time is here. Best yet, the mark of the beast or rather, a chip is now implanted on all driver’s license except nine States have been dragging their feet. An RFID chip. And just how much does that chip do? I am getting ahead of myself. Here is what she says:
Now, there is no debate as to whether or not the card will contain a chip that is capable of tracking people, the only debate has been around which tracking technology better suits their needs. Here are a few quotes again from the official government document:
“ DHS also invites comments on how States would or could incorporate a separate WHTI- compliant technology, such as an RFID-enabled vicinity chip technology, in addition to the REAL ID PDF417 barcode requirement.”
“States can leverage the same infrastructure that they will need to purchase for REAL ID to incorporate MRZ, proximity chips, and vicinity chip technology onto a driver’s license.”
“The use of RFID is essential to the WHTI program in order to ensure facilitation at crowded U.S. land and sea crossing points. Similar concerns are not implicated by REAL ID, which is one of the factors that led DHS to select the 2D bar code as the common machine readable technology on driver’s licenses and identification cards. DHS encourages States to explore alternative technologies on their driver’s licenses and identification cards in order to promote security and technology advances as well as e-government initiatives a State may wish to explore.”
“DHS does not believe that non-compliant driver’s licenses or credit cards are acceptable documents to establish identity.” Meaning – no chip, no ID. Doesn’t this remind you of something else?
Can you see where all of this is headed? Many of the people that are attempting to implement this thing may have “good intentions”, but we all know what they say about “good intentions”.
If we put up with a national ID card, then the Obama administration will be emboldened to try to implement the “universal Internet ID” that they have been talking about.
The sad truth is that America is no longer “the land of the free“. The government has decided that in order to keep us “safe”, everything that we do must be watched, tracked, traced, recorded and controlled.
America: Land of the mindless by Mustang
I recently read an article by David Abel in the Boston Globe that spoke in sympathetic terms about Mr. Victor Ruiz, a 64-year old retired bartender in Puerto Rico, who was forced to wait 35 hours for gasoline. Ruiz, father of six, is well known for his skill in making Pina Coladas and playing dominos. Abel writes that Ruiz was a patient man and one who would rather do things for himself and not rely on the help of others. His four-bedroom home was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, forcing Mr. and Mrs. Ruiz to stay with a daughter. There is no power or running water, which placed the Ruiz family in the same predicament as everyone else on the island of Corozal.
At some point, Victor noted that their cars (e.g., more than one) began to run low on fuel, which was crucial because without power, Victor needed the use of his car battery to power the machine he uses to treat his emphysema. So, one morning about a week after the hurricane, Victor took his gasoline canister and walked to a gasoline station a half-mile from his daughter’s house. There, he waited with others also attempting to get gasoline. Well, with no power, there won’t be any pumping of gasoline and so Victor and other neighbors waited in the hot sun, in a growing line. They waited until nightfall, passing the time by playing cards, and eating rice and beans. Mrs. Ruiz came to relieve him for about a half-hour while Victor took a power nap.
Not long after that, a worker at a nearby propane plant opened a valve that had been damaged by the hurricane, sparking a fire that sent a dark cloud of smoke over the town. Police ordered Ruiz and others waiting for gas to evacuate the area.
Ruiz lumbered to his wife’s SUV and drove back to his daughter’s house, but upon arrival Victor lost consciousness. His wife found him dead sitting half inside the vehicle, still wearing his inhaler.
So, okay, what we have here is a tragedy, but not an unforeseen one. Who doesn’t know that hurricanes are a destructive force of nature? Who living in Puerto Rico, or anywhere else where hurricanes are known to visit, doesn’t understand that the aftermath of a terrible storm brings weeks of challenges and discomforts? Who living in such places doesn’t know that preparation for a hurricane is the key to survival? If you are living along the beach, you must evacuate. If you are living up to several tens of miles inland, you need to prepare your property for strong winds, heavy rain, and flying debris. Some of us even have to be watchful for tornadoes. If we rely on gasoline for power, then we stock up on gasoline; we store it in a safe place. Or, if we are on breathing apparatus, then we need to evacuate to a community shelter where medical personnel are always nearby.
In the aftermath of a hurricane, or any other natural disaster, there is no magic wand to wave to make everything better again. Life isn’t like that … so, as I mentioned earlier, preparation is the key. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Why didn’t Mr. Ruiz prepare for himself and his family in advance of Maria’s arrival? My guess is that Mr. Ruiz has become mentally dependent upon the government. The aftermath of a large storm isn’t his problem, it’s the government’s problem —except that we can now see that it was Mr. Ruiz’ problem and no one contributed more to his own demise than he did.
Now let’s extrapolate. Suppose thoroughly bad people have been able to hack into America’s several electrical grids and let’s say that they are able to shut down the power supply over huge areas of the United States. Without power, there will be no gasoline for anyone; no one will be able to go to the grocery store and buy food, or water. Under these circumstances, we can say that it would be the fault of the United States government for the government has done nothing at all to prevent such shenanigans. Huge populations could be affected and it is my guess that, failing the opportunity to secure cash from an ATM, or obtain gasoline, or food and water, it would not take more than a few days for anarchy to reign … and it wouldn’t be pretty.
So, here are my two points: first, understanding how incompetent the government is, isn’t it time for Americans to stop relying on the government for their total wellbeing? Second, if Americans aren’t willing to prepare for the worst-case scenario, whether that be terrible storms or enemies of the United States, they have no one to blame for their suffering but themselves. If we persist in relying on the government to feed us, water us, provide us with power to generate the things we value most, then we are simply mind-numbing stupid.
Where am I wrong about this?
Looks like Colin didn’t grow up in the hood. Another angry inter-racial man, raised by White people. Reminds me of what we just had in the White House.
Something for a Friday. Sometimes a picture is worth a lot of words.
Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, who are white, adopted Colin when he was only 5 weeks old. The couple had lost two sons at birth to congenital heart failure and were not eligible to adopt a white baby from a private adoption agency. Then came along a tiny biracial baby boy who had recently been given away by his 19-year-old white mother. Teresa called Colin her “perfect child.” More at
One more thing.
Before I get to the good stuff, just an update on myself and Irma. I am hunkering down East of Tampa. There was no good destination for escape. I will need to return to my homestead for all the government largess that I am sure will be coming my way (Joke). Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers, and Mustang leaping into the breech with his posts. This will be my last one for a while. A couple of Mustang’s thoughtful scribbles will be tooled up. Now back to the good stuff:
A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.
U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S Attorney.
Here Debbie threatens Capitol police Chief at hearing. Well, Debbie. Is it or is it Awan’s laptop?
While Hillary wandered the woods trying to figure out what happened, the Donald gives her the answer in one great re-tweet. Wishing everyone a great holiday.
President Donald Trump just can’t resist getting in another shot at his political nemesis Hillary Clinton on Twitter.
Just hours after returning to Washington, DC from flood-ravaged regions of Texas and Louisiana, the president retweeted a meme poking fun at Clinton.
The meme, which was first posted by a pro-Trump Twitter account known as Trumpism 4.0, shows the cover of Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened.
Next to the book is a copy of a book with the same design, only this time with the words ‘I happened’ over a picture of a smiling Trump.
The meme also includes four laughing emojis.
As of late Saturday night, the meme has been retweeted more than 3,500 times and liked over 10,000 times. H/T: Daily Mail