Tucker Carlson blind sides Trey Gowdy on his conflicting Russiagate stories

 

Tucker flattens Gowdy last night and it was a beautiful thing. Yesterday I posted that Gaetz pulled the first string on Gowdy’s unraveling at the end of the Hannity program on Friday.Representative Gaetz blasts Gowdy, Ryan for not using subpoenas

Didn’t take the drums long to start to pound on Hannity’s program and he was quickly wisked off the air….. I will add a few portions of earlier posts just to tie the bow on the package.

Here we go with Tucker last night…….

 

 

Trey Gowdy, Judge Napalitano flip on Trump – ‘Mueller doing it by the book’

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) recently suggested the FBI did nothing wrong when it used at least one government informant to secretly collect information on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Public reports indicate, however, that Gowdy never even reviewed the relevant documents on the matter subpoenaed by Congress. In fact, a spokeswoman for Gowdy told The Federalist that the congressman doesn’t even know what documents and records were subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).

The briefing Gowdy and other lawmakers attended was scheduled at the behest of the White House after the Department of Justice (DOJ) obstructed the subpoena.

Activists and journalists were thrilled with Gowdy’s comments exonerating the FBI, claiming they “debunked” any concerns that people have about FBI behavior. CNN’s Manu Raju claimed, without providing evidence, that Gowdy had “seen the intel.”

 

 

Here we have Napolitano on Gowdy’s disputing of Trump’s ‘spygate’ claims. Included clips from the field day the MSM is having with it.

 

I guess we knew this was coming. Earlier this year:

Many of us bloggers wondered why the story

Uranium One Informant spills the beans yesterday to congress, no recording taken  

Guess who is chair of the Committee and the members? Guess who is retiring? The likely suspects?

  • Trey Gowdy, South Carolina, Chair.
  • Jimmy Duncan, Tennessee.
  • Darrell Issa, California.
  • Jim Jordan, Ohio.
  • Mark Sanford, South Carolina.
  • Justin Amash, Michigan.
  • Paul Gosar, Arizona.
  • Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee.

I will let you connect the dots….. Gowdy has been on Trump’s tail and throwing him under the bus all week, why?

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

 

 

Who is the real Max Baucus former ambassador to China?

 

Max Baucus Despises Donald Trump…..

by Mustang

The headline is laughable.  It is certainly true that Max Baucus despises Trump (and all of those who voted for him in 2017) but the headline hardly constitutes the breaking story of the day.  Recently, Baucus criticized Trump for his open hostility toward China and in this context, compared Trump to Adolph Hitler.  Doing so isn’t news, either.  In a recent article, I read this insert to showcase Baucus’ bona fides:

[Snip] “Max Baucus, former Ambassador to China under President Barack Obama and a former US Senator from Montana, compared President Donald Trump to the 20th century Nazi leader Adolph for his rhetoric against China for the communist government’s unleashing of the COVID-19 Chinese Coronavirus on the US and the world.  Baucus also warned the US will ‘pay a price’ for criticizing China.”

[Snip] “In 2014, US President Barack Obama nominated Max Sieben Baucus to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Peoples Republic of China.  He served as Ambassador from February 21, 2014 until January 19, 2017.  Ambassador Baucus formerly served as the senior US Senator from Montana.  He served in the US Senate from 1978 to 2014 and was Montana’s longest serving US Senator as well as the third longest tenure among those serving in the US Senate.”

[Snip] “While in the Senate, Ambassador Baucus was Chairman and Ranking Member of the powerful Senate Committee on Finance.  While Chairman, he was the chief architect of the Affordable Health Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2009.”

[Snip] “Ambassador Baucus has extensive experience in international trade.  As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, he led passage and enactment of the Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries [countries listed].  He was also deeply involved in orchestrating the congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with China in 2000 and in facilitating China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001.”

So, there you have it.  His official biography (on file with the US Chamber of Commerce) goes on to say that he’s also an expert and a leading hand in matters of taxation, agriculture, nutrition, forestry, farm subsidies, environment, public works, transportation, infrastructure and the US highway system.  Max Baucus is not only an expert in matters of foreign trade, he’s also an expert in matters of US-Chinese relations and the American health care system, which he helped to destroy.

Still, who is Max Baucus and what makes him such a multi-faceted expert, a go-to-guy in matters of US-Chinese relations?  Let’s peek:

Broken home, took his stepfather’s name, graduated from high school in 1959.  Attended Carleton College in Minnesota for a year and then transferred to Stanford University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in economics.  Attended Stanford Law School, graduating in 1967.  Worked for three years for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is something lawyers do when they aren’t competitive or competent lawyers.  In 1972 he returned to Montana to serve as executive director of the state’s constitutional convention.

In that same year, he gained a seat in the Montana House of Representatives.  Two years later, the people of Montana elected him to the US House of Representatives, serving until his appointment to the US Senate in 1978.  He remained in the Senate for 36 years.

If Baucus is an expert in all the areas listed on the biographical data form on file with the US Chamber of Commerce, his only source of expertise is in his political affiliation in the US Senate.  Baucus never accomplished a single thing outside of the political arena, so one wonders how anyone can regard him as an “expert” in much beyond feeding from the public trough.  In my mind, claiming that Baucus is an expert in foreign trade is similar to the suggestion that a recently hung horse thief was an expert in hemp.

But wait … it gets better.

Max Baucus sits on the board of advisors to the Chinese company Alibaba Group.  We aren’t sure how long he has been sitting on that board, or even if this constitutes Baucus’ golden parachute from long government service.  We do know that Alibaba Group is a massive technology company specializing in retail e-commerce founded in 1994.  The company made its way into the US marketplace in 2014, which amazingly coincides with Baucus’ appointment as US Ambassador to China.

There are number of controversies surrounding Alibaba, of course, which began around 2011.  These include on-line fraud, sales of uranium to Iran, selling counterfeit retail items, and a class action suit alleging violations of the US Securities Act (where Baucus once served as a young lawyer).

While occupying a position on the board of Alibaba, Baucus also maintains an advisory position with the United States Central Intelligence Agency.

I’m sure there is nothing wrong with representing a foreign company while also advising the CIA and then berating the President of the United States for calling attention to China’s duplicity in the recent global pandemic.  Let’s be clear: Baucus isn’t the problem.  The problem is the corrupt nature of our elitist political system that permits treasonous associations with countries and interests that seek to destroy our nation.

Why do we allow US companies to employ Chinese-made drones that provide China with information about our electrical grid, transportation systems, and access to various US data bases, including Homeland Security?

Why do we allow the Chinese to own US companies?  By the way, here are a few US assets owned by Chinese companies: Smithfield Foods, Chicago Stock Exchange, AMC theaters, Legendary Entertainment Group, General Electric Appliances, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Strategic Hotels and Resorts, Riot Games, Ingram Micro (distributor of Apple products), and Motorola Mobility (phones).  There are over a hundred US companies now controlled by China.

No, Baucus isn’t the problem.  He’s only one of many who enrich themselves at the public’s expense and then lay claim to a golden parachute through their nefarious affiliations with nations that seek to destroy us.  Quite frankly, the only difference between Max Baucus and Bill and Hillary Clinton is that the Clinton’s are more adept in their duplicity.

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Notorious Sexual Harasser Chris Dodd named to Biden VP selection Committee

 

What a motley crew Biden has chosen to assist him in selecting a VP running mate. It tells us all we need to know as to the crew he will pick to join him in the White House. The outstanding pick has to be the old war horse Chris Dodd. Just when the memory thankfully starts to fade the “The Kennedy-Dodd Waitress Sandwich Information Clearinghouse comes to mind I posted back in 2009.

Amazing how these old posts come back to life…..

Chris Dodd

In 1985, Dodd and fellow Senator Ted Kennedy were out (with dates) for a night on the town at La Brasserie. Much liquor was consumed–that will come as a shock to those of us familiar with Ted Kennedy–and the two Senators were at one point unaccompanied by their dates. The Senators made a “Waitress Sandwich” out of some poor, unsuspecting waitress.

If you’re not entirely sure what that means, let’s just say you wouldn’t want to be the waitress
“Dodd and Kennedy were also reported to have made a ‘human sandwich’ with a waitress at La Brasserie, another Capitol Hill restaurant. The report had it that Kennedy threw the woman on Dodd, who was slumped in a chair, and then jumped on top of her. She was said to have run screaming from the room.”
Summary of 1989 Penthouse magazine article, summarized by the Washington Times:

“When she put in an appearance in their private retreat – ‘The Teddy Kennedy Fun Room’ – the Massachusetts senator picked her up and heaved her onto a table. The crystal candlesticks and champagne glasses shattered as he grabbed her again and flung her on top of Dodd.

“Then Kennedy threw himself on top of the woman. The waitress implored Mr. Kennedy to ‘Get off me!’

“Another waitress entered to find ‘things all tipped over and Kennedy was on top, [the waitress] was in the middle and Dodd was on the bottom.’ At that point the sandwich was disassembled.”

I see Hot Air has picked up the story yesterday.

Unbelievable. I bet all those women’s groups that held off criticizing Joe Biden over Tara Reade’s allegations are happy they held off going public now, eh? Biden has spent the past year pandering to women by promising to pick a female running mate. Today, his campaign announced that those candidates will have to pass through the vetting of former senator Chris Dodd, co-author of one of the most notorious stories of sexual harassment and assault from Capitol Hill.

Fox News:

“Selecting a vice presidential candidate is one of the most important decisions in a presidential campaign and no one knows this more than Joe Biden,” Jen O’Malley Dillon, the candidate’s campaign manager, said in a statement“These four co-chairs reflect the strength and diversity of our party, and will provide tremendous insight and expertise to what will be a rigorous selection and vetting process. We are grateful for their service to the campaign and for their leadership.”

Biden on March 15 went on the record saying he would select a woman to be his running mate. He made the pledge during a Democratic presidential debate in Washington, D.C., and followed up with a Twitter message soon afterward.

Dodd served in the Senate for 30 years, from 1981 to 2011. He declined to seek reelection in 2010 after being closely associated with a multibillion-dollar bailout of corporations in response to the Great Recession and financial crisis of 2007-09. In addition, Dodd took heat for a discounted VIP mortgage loan he received from a subprime lender and was behind in the polls at the time of his retirement announcement.

After leaving the Senate, Dodd served for more than six years as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, the lobbying arm of Hollywood film studios.

Other than that all is well in the swamp

Andrew Yang sues over the cancellation of NY Democrat primary

 

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is suing the New York State Board of Elections over their decision to cancel the Democratic presidential primary.

Nothing like seeing the Democrats get their knickers in a knot. If New York is anything like our state, there are numerous other candidates on the primary ballot as well as “questions” to be approved or disapproved. How about the opportunity for “write in” candidates? No doubt removal of Sanders name would take the starch out of Sanders voters and “suppress the turnout”…….. smile here..  🙂 This will not cancel the primary itself.

Then what happens to his delegates?  Therein lies the mystery and and intrigue begins as many wonder if and when the democrats will dump Biden.

The canceling of the primary – which was originally scheduled to be held Tuesday before being postponed to June 23 — complicates the delegate selection process as there were 274 convention delegates at stake in New York’s primary. While it’s clear Biden’s the presumptive nominee, there are other things — like party platform and rules –that delegates vote on at conventions.

“Any substantive change to a state’s first determining step in allocating delegates like this one will need to be reviewed by the DNC’s Rules and By-Laws Committee,” David Bergstein, a Democratic National Committee spokesman, told Fox News. “Once the state party submits an updated selection plan on how they plan on allocating delegates, the committee will look at that plan and make a determination.”

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, argues that Yang should be kept on the ballot as he has met all the requirements and did not ask to be removed. Yang and seven other New Yorkers who filed to serve the former candidate as delegates to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) are the plaintiffs of the suit, as well as Jonathan Herzog, a longshot contender running against Democratic New York Congressman Jerry Nadler.

Yang’s removal “denies voters due process and denies voters the right to vote, and therefore must be invalidated removing the authority for the Defendant to take the actions complained of herein,” they wrote in the suit, first reported by Politico.

Yang criticized New York’s presidential primary cancelation in the lawsuit. It would be “suppressing voter turnout as voters will have less incentive to vote if they cannot cast a vote for the highest office in the land, and thereby negatively impact challenger candidates,” he wrote.

Sanders’ campaign has also condemned the decision and called for it to be overturned.

H/T: Newsweek

Meanwhile Biden is being held hostage by his wife, yes, I can see why Sanders wants to hang on to his delegates.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Update on the fund raiser for fellow blogger Linda G. If you can spare some change it would be great. Over half way to the goal.

LindaG and her husband are both retired US Air Force and were restoring a charming 150 year old farm house in Louisiana when disaster struck.  Due to the age of the home, they were unable to secure insurance, and now the house is a total loss.

Adrienne’s Corner has the details and she has set up a Go Fund Me 

For more:

IMPORTANT!! Our dear blogger buddy LindaG lost her home in the tornado last Wed…

De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

 

Not going to slow down NYC de Blasio from promoting his wife to another cash cow. Reparations coming my dear, so said the wolf and lots of goodies for her friends. Better yet she is itching for a political office apparently. What could go wrong?

 

The happy couple

Mayor de Blasio isn’t letting the controversy surrounding his wife’s embattled billion-dollar mental-health initiative stop him from appointing her to head a new coronavirus recovery task force.

Citing her work with the ThriveNYC initiative, de Blasio revealed on Sunday that First Lady Chirlane McCray, a rumored contender for Brooklyn borough president, would co-chair a Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity as the city plans its eventual reopening.

Chirlane McCray, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, was entrusted in 2015 with running a new initiative in the city called ThriveNYC, a program that attempted to address issues of homelessness, substance use, depression and suicide, all centered around mental health and with a price tag of $250 million per year in tax payer dollars.

Now, four years later, there are serious concerns and calls for official inquiries into the program because no one can determine if it’s actually been successful. What’s more, due to a general opaqueness when it comes to the program’s budget, ThriveNYC has apparently left that nearly $900 million unaccounted for.

 

“Chirlane doesn’t have an impressive track record running task forces or agencies,” said Councilman Joe Borelli (R-SI), who has jousted with City Hall over Thrive’s alleged lack of help for the NYPD amid a spate of suicides by cops.

“This is too serious an issue to use it as profile raiser,” he added, referring to her potential political aspirations.

Councilman Robert Holden said the appointment reeks of political calculation by the mayor to up McCray’s visibility ahead of a widely rumored run for Beep.

“This is political. I wish de Blasio would stop doing this,” said the Queens Democrat. “Let her win the Brooklyn borough presidency on her own merits.

“Her track record on Thrive and the statue commission hasn’t been so good,” he added, referring to another of McCray’s questionable forays into the spotlight.

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Earlier post:

NYC Mayor’s wife choses ‘Drag Queens’ for Statues over Saints

The real heroines for de Blasio’s wife are drag queens and abortion rights activists. How many tax payer bucks are going to supposedly ‘equalize’ the number of male statues to female statues in the city? Who is going to create these statues since the mayor’s wife doesn’t have exactly a good track record. De Blasio’s wife and the case of missing 850 million in taxpayers money

She will make a wonderful first lady don’t you think?-

Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, launched a “She Built NYC” program and invited the public to vote on the names of women they want the city to recognize with a statue. Mother Cabrini got more votes than any other woman , yet McCray’s panel rejected the public’s choice.

Mother Cabrini

Francesca Xavier Cabrini and other female icons were denied honorary statues after a group controlled by First Lady Chirlane McCray tossed out the revered Catholic sister in favor of more women of color and a drag queen-turned-LGBTQ activist.

She was America’s first saint, a tireless advocate who founded an upstate orphanage, a school for girls in Washington Heights and 67 organizations for the needy in the late 1880s.
But she wasn’t good enough to be named one of New York’s seven most important women.

This despite Cabrini getting the most votes in a poll of New Yorkers on who should be included.

Also denied were poll leaders Emily Warren Roebling, who led the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Music School founder Janet Schenck.

Instead, they selected abortion rights activist Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trías and drag queens Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, among others, making clear what their criteria were.

Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Everett Collection

 

The reaction from New Yorkers had been predictably swift and fierce. But apparently it wasn’t fierce enough to slow down de blasio.

All is well in the swamp. That is for sure.

The absurdity of the Democrats – and ‘Let Them Eat Cake’

 

 

For anyone out there who still thinks the Democrats have one clue as to what most Americans are going through, think no more.

The craziest comments from the queen of Michigan. Then the leader of the House Nancy Pelosi appear…

In response I give you a piece from the the play “The Three Penny Opera” the song “How to survive.”

The work offers a socialist critique of the capitalist world. It opened on 31 August 1928 at Berlin’s Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. So it is described. Try authoritarianism….

 

This is why we are where we are. Straight from her million dollar kitchen. So hard to pick out the right chocolate. Let them eat cake indeed. She tweets:

The response.

How To Survive (The Threepenny Opera/1954 Original Broadway Cast

 

 

All is well in the swamp.

Keir Starmer – UK’s own Member of the Parade of Clowns

 

Parade of Clowns, UK Edition

by Mustang

We all remember the United Kingdom’s Jeremy Corbin, the rabid communist labor leader who served up a Stalinist agenda for five agonizing years.  There isn’t much I can say about Corbin beyond a vitriolic screed, so I won’t dwell on him; just to say, “good riddance” and “it’s about time.”

Corbin’s replacement as Opposition Leader is a 57-year old member of Parliament from a London suburb by the name of Keir Starmer, KCB, QC, who proves the point made by Vladimir Lenin, “Give us a child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”

His parents were die-hard socialists and raised him in that vein.  In fact, Sir Starmer began labor party activism when he was still a teenager and a proud member of the East Surrey Young Socialists.  His curriculum vitae is quite impressive.  He possesses two degrees in law specializing in human rights.

Starmer received an appointment to serve on the Queen’s Counsel in 2002 (aged 39), served as a human rights advisor with the Northern Ireland Policing Board, and named as QC of the year by the UK legal directory.  He first entered Parliament in 2015 and served in the labor party’s shadow government in several capacities, including Brexit.  He assumed his new post as Opposition Leader in January 2020.

In the UK, pundits regard Starmer as “soft left.”  I suppose such a designation takes the edge away from being a communist, if one believes that the purpose of socialism is the attainment of a communist state.  I am one of those people, but only because Vladimir Lenin told us that.

Starmer supports social ownership and investment in public services, which comes as no surprise, and supports doing away with university tuition fees.  There is much about Starmer that would warm the heart of the American communist Bernie Sanders.  He too wants to tax the rich into oblivion, tax corporations out of existence, and demands more government spending, not less.

What bothers me most about Starmer is his position of never deploying the British military in defense unless first sanctioned by the United Nations.  God help the British people.

I could certainly agree with a debate on whether the UK ought to have become engaged in the Iraq War … I question our own involvement in that debacle, but if there is to be a decision to avoid foreign entanglements, it must involve the British people only, not people from other lands who hate the British almost as much as they hate Americans.

That Starmer doesn’t understand where his loyalties should lie is very disturbing.  I hope the British people find it disturbing, as well.  I’m sure Sir Starmer is well meaning in his beliefs (which defy logic), but as we all know, good intention is the pavement on the road to perdition.

As an American, it is comforting to realize that our clown parade isn’t the only game in town.  I do not understand why anyone in the UK would vote for a labor party candidate, but then I’m still puzzled about how we ever ended up with an Obama/Biden ticket in 2008.  The Lord must love morons … he made so many of them.

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That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.  —Marcus Aurelius

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

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