January 31, 2018

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (1/31/18 ) Good-Bye January Edition
— Open Blogger




Quotes of The Day

Quote I

It’s one of the many things libertarians don’t understand about society. Government does not grow because it is attempting to meet a need. Government grows because it can. Government never needs a reason.
The Zman Blog

Quote II

"Many Irish-Americans are not offended, but many are. And should that also change? The answer is yes, unequivocally yes. Pernicious, negative stereotypes of marginalized people that offend even some among them should be changed. It's not that hard." Max Kellerman

How sad to walk through life perpetually offended and frightened of one's shadow.

Quote III

We talk about issues. We don't talk about gossip. I don't talk to gossip columnists. I talk about issues." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Which leads us to the final quote of the night. How fitting Mr. & Mrs. Sanders.

Quote IV

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

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CNN Dutifully Transmits Another Self-Serving FBI/DOJ Leak: Trump Asked Rod Rosenstein in December if He Was "On My Team"
— Ace

Ah. I see.


I wonder if there might be any justification for Trump to ask that? Any special circumstances that might attend his presidency that would make him especially curious about whether FBI, CIA, and NSA agents were actually working against him?

Maybe some rational reason to suspect every step he takes he might be bitten by vipers underfoot?

Let's ask Mike Morrell, former acting head of the CIA, who defended Hillary in the Benghazi matter and later went to wok for a Hillary-connected intelligence shop, and who himself denounced Trump.

Let's ask Mike Morrell if he thinks Trump would have any reason to ask: Are you on my team?

From Politico:

GLASSER: Okay, so, flash-forward a year [after the Mike Morrell op-ed denouncing Trump]. Was that a mistake?

MORELL: So, I don't think it was a mistake. I think there were downsides to it that I didn't think about at the time. I was concerned about what is the impact it would have on the agency, right? Very concerned about that, thought that through. But I don’t think I fully thought through the implications.

And one of the ways I've thought about that, Susan, is -- okay, how did Donald Trump see this? Right? And from -- it's very important -- one of the things we do as intelligence analysts is make sure that our guy -- the president -- understands the other guy. Right?

So let's put ourselves here in Donald Trump’s shoes. So, what does he see? Right? He sees a former director of CIA and a former director of NSA, Mike Hayden, who I have the greatest respect for, criticizing him and his policies. Right? And he could rightfully have said, "Huh, what's going on with these intelligence guys?" Right?

GLASSER: It embroiders his narrative.

MORELL: Exactly. And then he sees a former acting director and deputy director of CIA criticizing him and endorsing his opponent. And then he gets his first intelligence briefing, after becoming the Republican nominee, and within 24 to 48 hours, there are leaks out of that that are critical of him and his then-national security adviser, Mike Flynn.

And so this stuff starts to build, right? And he must have said to himself, "What is it with these intelligence guys? Are they political?" The current director at the time, John Brennan, during the campaign occasionally would push back on things that Donald Trump had said.


Then he becomes president, and he's supposed to be getting a daily brief from the moment he becomes the president-elect. Right? And he doesn't. And within a few days, there's leaks about how he's not taking his briefing. So, he must have thought -- right? -- that, "Who are these guys? Are these guys out to get me? Is this a political organization? Can I think about them as a political organization when I become president?"

So, I think there was a significant downside to those of us who became political in that moment.

He could also have mentioned the following:

A national security staffer leaks the transcript of Trump's phone call to the Australian president, letting Trump know that the national security people will actually endanger national security to get a petty dig at him.

James Comey would leak classified FBI documents to a pal to leak to the New York Times just to- - per Comey's admission -- get a special prosecutor apponted to investigate Trump.

And of course, Clapper and Comey would set up a "briefing," allegedly to inform Trump of the Steele Dossier, but actually contrived to create an excuse for CNN to report on the existence of the dossier. Within hours of this bullshit "briefing," someone very high in the intelligence/law enforcement community set off the RUSSIAN collusion narrative by leaking the existence of the briefing to CNN.

So why would Trump have any questions about whether these guys were on his side or, more likely, on the Democrat Party/Media's side?

And of course -- the same people who've been leaking to CNN for a year against Trump now leak against him again.

Gee, why would someone in that position wonder about who his alleged executive-branch employees were actually working for?

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Hillary Clinton, Take 2 on Why She Kept Serial Harasser Burns Strider on the Payroll: "I Now Choose to Live My Life as a Gay Man"
— Ace

John Sexton has a good point about Hillary's new "explanation" about why she enabled another predatory sexual harasser - I mean, besides the obvious explanation of "I am a very secretive person in general, and I've spent my life covering things up." Or: "As usual, I chose to hide something from the American voters."

Sexton likens her new "explanation" to her evolutions on the email/server scandal: First claiming she did nothing wrong, then saying if she had to do it over again, she'd do it differently -- while still not admitting she did anything wrong.

A Clintonian "explanation" is carefully written so that it conveys the substance of an apology without actually offering one -- it's like a shady contract term written by a chiseler, deliberately written to mislead.

When she wants the media to push the Narrative that she apologized already and it's time to move on, the statement will serve that purpose, as one could interpret it that way -- if Hillary's PR people ask you to interpret it that way.

However, she's careful to not actually apologize or actually admit fault. So later on, if a political rival says "You admitted fault yourself in this previous statement," she can say "Oh no I didn't" -- and that will sort of be true.

While this does resemble her email lies, and in fact all previous Clinton lies (both hers and her pretend husband's), it also resembles the earlier statements issued by sexual predators uncovered by the #MeToo campaign -- they too would broadly, vaguely express some kind of sympathy for the victim, something their PR agents could claim was "taking responsibility" to the media while pointedly admitting nothing at all, and certainly admitting nothing that could be used against them in court.

Take Al Franken's statements on his serial groping, for example. Check out Politico's headline:

Full text: Al Franken apologizes for allegedly groping woman

Well, yeah, he apologized for the one thing.

As to the forcible kiss, he claimed he didn't believe her, which is why it's so important to believe all women:

"While I don't remember the rehearsal for the skit as Leeann does, I understand why we need to listen to and believe women's experiences."

This was then used by many in the liberal media -- like AB Stoddard, spinning for him on Fox News, claiming he admitted and apologized for everything.

No, he admitted and apologized the thing for which there was smoking gun proof -- a photograph catching him red-handed -- while saying he had a different "recollection" about the matter of the ghastly forced kiss.

He never did get around to specifying exactly what that "different recollection" consisted of.

Franken's statement was calibrated to present a Fake Apology for his liberal water-carriers to deliver to the public, to cool passions while he waited for the controversy to blow over.

But of course he didn't admit to or apologize for everything -- he insinuated that his "different recollection" was that Leanna Tweeden actually was totally into tongue-kissing this toad. (For what other "different recollection" could he harbor that would excuse him?)

And Kevin Spacey also famously said he was sorry that his victim remembered things that way, while not admitting to any wrongdoing at all.

Spacey also tweeted that he did not remember the encounter.

"But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years," he wrote.

You see, like Franken, he has a simple gap in memory. Me personally? I have a hard time remembering all the fourteen year old boys I did or did not sexually abuse. It's like trying to remember your past zip codes. Who can blame me for forgetting all of my victims?

And isn't it ironic that the serial enabler of sexual harassment is deploying the same "I now choose to live my life as a gay man" non-apology-but-hopefully-my-PR-people-can-sell-my-liberal-media-friends-that-it-is-an-apology non-apology.

She should have just claimed a failure of memory like the other sexual abusers -- after all, there is video evidence that perhaps her brain isn't quite working as well as it used to.

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Dems Sit On Hands for All-Time-Lows in Unemployment, Except for Joe Manchin, Who Has Ants In His Pants Not Knowing If He's Permitted to Stand or Applaud or Not
— Ace

This is a funny bit from Twitchy: Joe Manchin wants to stand for his actual voters back home, but is forbidden to do so by his actual bosses, the Democrat Senate leadership.

I hate being this blunt about such a large group of people I don't even know, but if West Virginians re-elect this guy, they're exactly as dumb as the Democrat Party thinks they are, and needs them to be.

Twitchy continues documenting all the people making ghoulish jokes about the train collision, except, you know, Bill Kristol. The guy who claimed to "officially" give "permission" to make train-wreck jokes about the GOP.

So I don't know how you push the Outrage Button for comedians and random nobodies making these jokes, and then give a total pass to the pretends-to-be-a-serious-"conservative" Former Thought Leader who announced he was officially giving permission to Twitter to make these jokes.

I'm sure this continues to be just an oversight.

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Trey Gowdy Announces Retirement From Congress, Saying He Liked Working in Justice Better Than Working in Legislature;
Does That Mean He'll Be Seeking a Job at the DOJ?

— Ace

A refreshing cleanse coming, perhaps?

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Monmouth Poll: Trump Approval Rises; Approval of Tax Cut Soars; Democrat Advantage in Congressional Mid-Terms Falls to Just 2%
— Ace

It's like a train just collided with Bill Kristol's and AllahPundit's hopes and dreams.


Donald Trump's job approval rating has bounced back from the record low registered in last month's Monmouth University Poll , as more Americans now see the president as having achieved some legislative success. The poll finds that support for the recently passed tax reform plan has increased and Republicans have made gains in the generic House ballot test.

Pres. Trump's job rating now stands at 42% approve and 50% disapprove. While his net rating continues to dwell in negative territory, this is an improvement from his December low of 32% approve and 56% disapprove. The current results mark a return to the ratings he received in the late summer and early fall of 2017. Positive signs for Trump include an uptick in public opinion that he has been successful in moving his agenda through Congress and increasing support for the recently enacted tax reform plan.

A majority (55%) of Americans say that Trump has been at least somewhat successful at getting Congress to pass his legislative agenda, while 41% say he has not been successful. This marks a reversal from December - before the tax reform bill was approved - when only 42% said Trump had been successful with Congress and 53% said he had not been successful.

Opinion is currently divided on the landmark tax reform plan - 44% approve and 44% disapprove. But this marks a significant increase in public support from December, when just 26% approved of the bill and 47% disapproved. Perhaps more importantly, fewer Americans (36%) believe that their own federal taxes will go up under the plan than felt the same when the bill was in its final legislative stages last month (50%). Still, the number who believe that their taxes will go up (36%) outnumber those who believe that their taxes will go down (24%) or stay the same (32%) under the new system.


In a look ahead to 2018, Democrats currently hold a negligible edge on the generic Congress ballot. If the election for House of Representatives were held today, 47% of registered voters say they would vote for or lean toward voting for the Democratic candidate in their district compared to 45% who would support the Republican. This marks a dramatic shift from last month, when Democrats held a 15 point advantage on the generic ballot (51% to 36%).

Down from 15 points to 2 points.

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Sissy Claiming to be "CNN Talking Head" Says God Is Trying to Clean Up GOP Mess With Train Collision, Says "Praise Her"
— Ace

Well lookie here, we got a rival for the Queen of Comedy throne currently held by noted Gollum-Bitch and twitterholic Bill Kristol.

Here's how this BlueCheckmark Winner describes xerself:

Bernie Sanders surrogate| Working Life Podcast | CNN talking head | Author, The Essential Bernie Sanders| Patreon

And here is xer Kristol-level witticism:

I seem to remember a lot of shrieking about "rhetoric" and "tones" that condone violence (or death), and I seem to remember a lot of that coming from Democratic Front Group CNN, as well as various Democrat Front Operatives like Bill Kristol.

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Train Carrying GOP Congressmen to WV Retreat Hits Garbage Truck Attempting to Beat the Train;
Bill Kristol Makes Jokes About Collision

— Ace

I was wondering when the NeverTrumpers would start joking about a train collision.

Bill Kristol started at 12:08, saying that he gives permission to start making jokes, assuming there are no fatalities, then cracking wise in his Not Funny Person Who's Told He's Funny By Bootlicking Employees that "the 2018 script just writes itself" about GOP trainwrecks.

And then, he deleted it:

Here's the USA story, though the reportage changes quickly. Some reports say no injuries, others say there are injuries. And apparently there may be a fatality, according to Shecky Kristol.

As Tucker Carlson said of the no-longer-having-a-magazine, now-addicted-to-Twitter Kristol:

"Now, he just goes on Twitter and stays on Twitter all day every day," Carlson said. "Dashing off little thoughts and impressions, scoring tiny little points against strangers in cyberspace, keeping obsessive track of his likes and re-tweets. At an age when he could be playing with his grandchildren, Kristol is glued to social media like a slot machine junkie in Reno. And after a while, of course, that distorts you."

These people believe they are classy and cool-thinking and clever, but in fact they're vicious, deranged, and stupid.

PS, I could not get the screen shot in time. I trust someone else did, and I'll post the tweet of this robotic slot machine of hate and conspiracies addict when someone puts up the screencap.

Oh, and we all are subject to the same Rules of Engagement we inflict on others. If a setback should befall this sniveling, hissing Gollum, I promise I'll be among the first to crack jokes about it.

The Sniveling, Hissing Gollum Thinks Xe's a Comedianne: Here's the screencap. This was xer first thought upon hearing of a train collision in which there were conflicting reports about injuries and fatalities.

Thanks to spypeach.

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The Morning Rant
— Open Blogger

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"I like my women the same way I like my coffee - fat, naked, and covered with hair. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some photos of the women's march that need to be looked at..."

Trump - Is There Anything He *Can't* Do?

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Mid-Morning Open Thread
— Open Blogger

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Kansas City Spirit
Norman Rockwell

Quintessentially American, and with an undeniable spirit that fairly yells out, "Let's get to work!"

What? Of course it was going to be a Rockwell!

One more below the fold... more...

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The Morning Report 1/31/18
— Open Blogger


Good morning kids. As we close out (already?!) the first month of 2018, President Donald Trump delivered a stem-winder of a State of the Union speech last night. The applause and cheering from the pro-American side of the room rattled Palsi Pelosi's dentures and made Chuck Schemer's corn rows stand on end. From the policy side of things, I would give it a solid A minus. High marks for border security, national security, the economy and healthcare. On immigration, I will still have to be convinced on the nuts and bolts of the plan and how we will prevent the Left and the bureaucracy from ignoring/flouting any tough requirements and limits on who gets citizenship and when. Infrastructure, I'm less sanguine about but I am open to seeing how a free-market capitalist and developer puts those principles in play with over $1 trillion of public dollars. On paid family leave, he gets a thumbs down. It sounds nice but it's socialism. In any case, this is my opinion and YMMV. One nugget that made me take notice was his promise to make it easier to get rid of Federal employees who violate the public trust or fail the American people. That is aimed right at the traitors and insurrectionists in DC. Bravo.

He also succeeded in turning the tables on the Left in terms of immigration and the character of this nation with this one neat trick: "Americans are Dreamers too." Boom. From the grieving parents of Otto Warmbier, those of teens slain by MS-13 thugs, a Coast Guardsman, firefighter, solider, small businessmen freed from the shackles of bureaucracy, a young boy who places flags on the graves of our fallen and a survivor of the North Korean socialist hellhole (I have a suggestion of where in Bernie Sanders' anatomy to place those crutches), the President's guests were not props as the Democrats claim (projection on their part); they are the powerful, real embodiment of what he and we are striving for in the fight to preserve this nation.

By invoking the sacred nature of our flag, our national anthem and using the term "illegal alien," he rhetorically body-slammed the Leftist memes that to show disrespect to either is somehow patriotic and a courageous act of protest. I could go on and on, but all I can say is there is absolutely no doubt that the man who some of us, me included, voted for only as a means to prevent Hillary Clinton from ever becoming President, has thrown away all doubts and succeeded beyond all hope and expectation. With this speech, no doubt crafted in large part by Stephen Miller who is an absolute hawk on immigration and therefore hated by both the Dems and GOP-e equally, he has demonstrated to the widest possible audience that he loves this country, its people, has a clear vision of its potential and a plan that involves all those who are willing to work to make America great again by removing the obstacles to make each one's individual lives as great as possible to the best of their G-d given abilities.

This speech resonated with average Americans who may have been on the fence about PDT, either policy-wise or more than likely personality-wise. It also laid bare the absolutely hideous, puerile, petulant demeanor of the Democrats. And it was not a pretty sight. I think this speech will go a long way in keeping up the momentum for the GOP to retain power this November, and perhaps for the President himself in two years time. Of course, things can still go south but with this speech and an economy set to go thermonuclear as tax reform kicks in, my confidence is growing daily. Well done, Mr. President. Onward!

The other big story is the reaction to the soon-to-be-made-public Nunes memo. The Democrats and MFM are scrambling to fling as much poo at this as possible but it will no doubt fail. And with Andrew McCabe's ouster there will doubtless be more to go down, perhaps even higher up in the Insurrection than he. A couple of very good links on why so many more than he need to go down because, as we all know, this goes to the very heart of our republic. If a lot more individuals a lot more powerful than McCabe who were involved in attempting to subvert an election and then overthrow a duly-elected President are not punished and severely, this nation cannot go on. That simple.

From hither and yon, Hillary shambles and stutters to excuse away her covering up of sexual assault allegations of one of her top aides (seems like old times), Jimmy Kimmel drowned in flop-sweat as, right before Stormy Daniels' appearance on his show, she once again denied having an affair with PDT and the GOP candidate for governor of Minnesota gets blasted for speaking the truth about Islam.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

January 30, 2018

Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (1/30/18 ) After The State of The Union Address Edition
— Open Blogger


(Enjoy the Second Monday of the week)


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"In order to create change in our society, we must challenge current belief systems and force people to take a side - oppression or justice, cruelty or compassion. There is no humane way to kill someone who does not want to die." Melbourne Cow Save

Get the f*ck out of my face while I enjoy my medium rare rib-eye steak.

Quote II

“If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Quote III

The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed — but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. Edward Abbey

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SOTU Thread 4: Wrap-Up and Post-Speech Spin from the Liberal Media and Their NeverTrump "Analysts"
— Ace

I think Trump gets a good bump out of this. And I think that bump is more important to Trump than to others, because Trump needs people to give him a first chance or second chance. Even saying "I approve of him" just one time will open people up to supporting him more generally.

Good speech, some incredible moments. Mark Hemingway said something like, "Ben Rhodes and Co. will need the Mother of All Leaks" to take the air out of this.

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SOTU Thread 3: "Americans Are Dreamers Too"
— Ace

Crack Monkeys 2: Electric Boogaloo.

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State of the Union Thread 2
— Ace

Because you're posting like crack monkeys.

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The State of the Union is That Neither Obama Nor Hillary Is Delivering the State of the Union and Therefore The State of the Union is Tremendous
— Ace

Let's get it on.

Paul Ryan has won the coin toss, and chooses to sit to the president's rear left. McConnell will sit to the rear right, and be the first to stand to applaud at the mention of some Republican agenda item.

Awww, Mollie Hemingway is on the panel instead of Jonah Goldberg or Steven Hayes. That must hurt, yeah?

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Theological Question: Can Trump Build a Wall so Tall and Strong That Even He Could Not Climb It, and Even He Could Not Breach It?
— Ace

Pardon the joke -- there's such #Concern on the part of some non-believing "conservatives" about Christians being led astray by the the Demon Trump, I thought I would play into it a bit.

I was spurred into considering this Metaphysical Imponderable upon reading that the 8 prototype designs of the border wall cannot be breached by any likely-to-be-deployed means (jackhammers and cutting saws were ineffectual) and not even special forces troopers could climb the walls.

Well, one single motivated special operator did climb one wall -- but he couldn't get back down (the walls have "anti-perching" measures at their tops, which I guess are like toothy barbs and the like to prevent getting over the top), and had to be lowered to the earth by a cherry picker.

So obviously these should not be built. Why, they accomplish absolutely nothing and are just a huge waste of money! declares the party of doing absolutely nothing while wasting huge sums of money to not do it.

PS, i can't believe I'm about to watch a State of the Union that doesn't feature That Fucking Guy, or That Fucking Hag that the NeverTrumpers not-so-secretly supported.

Oh wait -- it's not biiiiiiinary.

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Inspector General Asking If Andrew McCabe Slow-Walked Examination Into Hillary Emails Found on Anthony Weiner's Computer to Put Issue Off Until After Election
— Ace

Twitchy has a digest of the Washington Post report.

From the Washington Post. Can this be why Wray forced McCabe out?

Or is this just part of the drip-drip-drip?

The Justice Department's inspector general has been focused for months on why Andrew McCabe, as the No. 2 official at the FBI, appeared not to act for about three weeks on a request to examine a batch of Hillary Clinton-related emails found in the latter stages of the 2016 election campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.

The inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the examination of emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) until late October -- about three weeks after first being alerted to the issue, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter.

A key question of the internal investigation is whether McCabe or anyone else at the FBI wanted to avoid taking action on the laptop findings until after the Nov. 8 election, these people said. It is unclear whether the inspector general has reached any conclusions on that point.

Remember, if you think that any high-ranking Democrats in the DoJ or FBI were influenced at all by partisan dedication to getting Hillary Clinton elected, you are, according to the (former) thought leaders of the (supposed) intellectual right, a Conspiracy Theorist much like the John Birch Society who had to be purged from the ranks of the conservative movement, and must be purged oncemore.

Oh, and Devlin Barrett reported that? Where do I know that name from?

Oh right.

By the way, have I mentioned that you should, as a conservative, always trust all officials at the FBI, because they were suits and carry guns and you as a conservative are required to be gay for guns and suits?

Even when, for example, the FBI claims that the "lost" Strzok-Page texts cannot possibly recovered and yet they can be recovered, in a rather recovery routine process.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz was also informed by the FBI that the text messages could not be retrieved because of the technical problems that occurred when the bureau switched from the Samsung 5 phones to the Samsung 7 phones. But Horowitz's investigation last week into the missing text messages led to the request for the cellphones, which allowed the Inspector General's team the ability to begin retrieving texts.


A former FBI special agent, who worked extensively on counterterrorism related cases, stated they were "dumbfounded" by the FBI's original excuse that the text messages were irretrievable.

"Even though the servers 'lost' the text messages of Strzok they would still be on his actual device, even if he deleted them," stated the former FBI special agent, who asked to speak on background due to the sensitivity of the case. "That's how we catch bad guys, we forensically search their phones. Nothing disappears off the device, nothing... unless they take a hammer to it or microwave it. The question is, the FBI knows this, so why did the bureau say they couldn’t retrieve them -- why did they mislead Congress."

Remember, if you notice any wrongdoing by a credentialed authority figure in a suit with access to guns, you're not a Real Conservative (TM), but a conspiracy theorist and also a likely racist.

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This Time, It's Jeff Flake Himself Getting F***ed by a Man He Barely Knows
— Ace

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!NOT PANICKING!: Nancy Pelosi Gets Unreasonably Aflutter Over #ReleaseTheMemo
— Ace

Let me explain the !NOT PANICKING! meme. Last week or so, Mollie Hemingway remarked on Twitter that the DeepState was "panicking."

Well, the gay-for-guys-with-guns types, the #RespectAllAuthorityNoMatterHowIllegitimate NeverTrump types, began making fun of her for this assertion.

They really do love attacking her. For some of them, maybe it's because she's taking "their" TV shots and speaking gigs.

Maybe when she says something it's because she, like some other people, actually hear things before they're generally reported.

Maybe the NeverTrumpers have so alienated all the people with insight and knowledge about this story that they never hear these things beforehand, and are therefore always shocked and stunned to see another cherished assumption crumble with fresh reporting.

Maybe, despite posing as informed, well-connected Truth Warriors who know all that's going on, these idiots have retreated into an impermeable bubble of groupthink and exclusion of all dangerous outside information and in fact know very very little about what's going on, or what will soon be happening.

And maybe it's a constant embarrassment to them to be once again among the Last to Know.

Maybe. I don't know. I'm not smart enough to know everything like the NeverTrump savants are.

But they do love attacking her, for whatever reason.

So now the !NOT PANICKING! meme exists. Where you see people pushing the FakeNews RUSSIAN Collusion narrative obviously panicking, you say definitely !NOT PANICKING! to make fun of the gay-for-guys-with-guns, DeepState-Thirsty, I'm-totally-a-rebel-who-never-bucks-the-liberal-led-chain-of-command-or-disputes-the-liberal-conventional-wisdom NeverTrump cucks.

When Chris Cuomo suggested to Nancy Pelosi that maybe the release of the FISA Abuse memo wasn't the end of the world, she reacted, as John Sexton describes it,
with "a sense of jittery desperation and frustration," which is pretty much a synonym for totally !NOT PANICKING!

"Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI obviously, recently selected by President Trump, he got the memo," Cuomo pointed out, adding, "He could have come out and said'‘This is reckless, don't release it.'"

"Let me just say this with all due respect, you really don't know what you're talking about right now," Pelosi replied, clearly frustrated that Cuomo wasn't agreeing with her. She then argued that Christopher Wray was not in a position to know all that needed to be redacted in the memo. That may be true but the larger point remains, i.e. not everyone who has seen it is in a Pelosi-panic about its release.

Whoa, even John Sexton, who's both level-headed and a non-combatant in the Trump/NeverTrump wars, thinks Nancy Pelosi is in a panic -- which just proves all the more that the Democrats and DeepState (but I repeat myself) are !NOT PANICKING!

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