BAGHDAD BOB

War is never funny.  But during the Iraq invasion, the news reports by Baghdad Bob were so bad they bordered on hysterical.  When reading these, remember that the U.S. Military was engaged in the most successful invasion of a foreign nation in world history.

There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!”

“My feelings, as usual, we will slaughter them all.”

“Our initial assessment is that they will all die.”

“No I am not scared and neither should you be!”

“We will welcome them with bullets and shoes.”

“They’re not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad]. They are not in any place. They hold no place in Iraq. This is an illusion … they are trying to sell to the others an illusion.”

“Faltering forces of infidels cannot just enter a country of 26 million people and lay besiege to them! They are the ones who will find themselves under siege. Therefore, in reality, whatever this miserable Rumsfeld has been saying, he was talking about his own forces. Now even the American command is under siege.”

“Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire.”

“They fled. The American louts fled. Indeed, concerning the fighting waged by the heroes of the Arab Socialist Baath Party yesterday, one amazing thing really is the cowardice of the American soldiers. we had not anticipated this.”

“God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.”

“They tried to bring a small number of tanks and personnel carriers in through al-Durah but they were surrounded and most of their infidels had their throats cut.”

“I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly.”

It goes on:

‘We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels. We have driven them back.”

“We have them surrounded in their tanks.”

“We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein’s soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.”

“On this occasion, I am not going to mention the number of the infidels who were killed and the number of destroyed vehicles. The operation continues.”

“We’re giving them a real lesson today. Heavy doesn’t accurately describe the level of casualties we have inflicted.”

“Today we slaughtered them in the airport. They are out of Saddam International Airport. The force that was in the airport, this force was destroyed.”

“Their forces committed suicide by the hundreds. … The battle is very fierce and God made us victorious. The fighting continues.”

“Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them.”

“We will push those crooks, those mercenaries back into the swamp.”

“We have retaken the airport. There are no Americans there. I will take you there and show you. In one hour.”

“We defeated them yesterday. God willing, I will provide you with more information. I swear by God, I swear by God, those who are staying in Washington and London have thrown these mercenaries in a crematorium.”

None of this was true. None of this was close to true. It was frankly, absurd. Everyone knew that the truth was Iraq was being overwhelmed by the greatest military in the history of the world. No one bought this nonsense.  I often wondered if Baghdad Bob really believed any of this himself? I still wonder what the point was, since his irrational rants had zero impact on results, other than to provide an amusing side note.

This week we saw the entire MSM go into full Baghdad Bob mode. It was so bad, it was hysterical. People posing as serious journalists were claiming, with a straight face that Trump committed Treason by failing to insult Putin adequately during their joint press conference. Once again, I asked myself why someone would do this.  Why put on such a public display of abject stupidity?  Do they really think anyone is buying this?

Then I realized something important. The MSM is acting like Baghdad Bob for the exact same reason. Both realize the myth has been shattered, their enemy is on the verge of an overwhelming victory and the end is near. In both cases we are watching the hysterical rants of the hopelessly delusional trying desperately to convince themselves that doubling down on stupidity and screaming at the top of one’s lungs will miraculously distract from the obvious.

In both cases the result is the same. During the invasion of Iraq, neither President Bush nor Prime Minister Tony Blair bothered to respond to Baghdad Bob. They didn’t need to. The hysterical rants of an idiot are not worthy of response. Donald Trump has not responded to the numerous shrieks of rage by the MSM accusing him of treason for the exact same reason. No response is necessary. The MSM is embarrassing themselves and Trump knows it. While a few fringe members of the liberal left, ready, willing and able to believe anything are thrilled the rest of America is watching this and saying: “Seriously?”

Robert Mueller could hold a press conference tomorrow with the ultimate smoking gun and it wouldn’t matter. No serious person would believe him. It is so over. The Russia collusion Unicorn is dead. The people investigating Trump are in far more legal jeopardy than anyone connected with the Trump campaign. Mueller is in a race to shut down his investigation before it collapses under its own weight.

In most cases, the party out of power gains big time during an off-year election. This year the Blue wave has crashed and burned far off shore and Republicans may just run the table. The only real hope for Democrats is to win one last election with patently illegal voters.  In San Francisco they are literally inviting illegal aliens to vote. That is beyond desperate. Few Democrats, except for people like Joe Manchin, will even survive. Watch for more Democrats running for the Senate in Red States to desperately try to distance themselves from the Democratic Party and the liberal left.

If you doubt this, ask yourself a simple question. Would you like to have your position represented by the raging lunatics on CNN, MSNBC or ABC? That would be like Republicans choosing Rosanne Barr as the face of the GOP.  I rest my case.

NEED TO KNOW!

It has become increasingly obvious that the real problem facing this country is the politicization of intelligence. It started when Barack Obama either directed or at least tolerated our intelligence agencies interfering in a National election. I know of no previous case where this happened. There has always been a strong rule against the politicization of our DOJ and our intelligence services. Both Democrats and Republicans should have quickly responded to even the hint of this. Democrats ignored this because the President was the adored Barack Obama. Republicans have been hopelessly inept at pursuing this issue.

The main stream media should have been alarmed by even the hint of this, regardless of who was President. It is unthinkable. However, they ignored problems with Obama even more than they exaggerated problems with Trump.

The recent comments by John Brennan show extreme prejudice toward Donald Trump, including prejudice against him now as President. That is totally unacceptable. That should be really obvious, even to the airheads on CNN. The Director of the CIA reports to the President of the United States. It doesn’t matter whether or not the Director likes the President or not. If the Director doesn’t feel he or she can follows orders from the President of the United States, they should resign and inform congress of their concerns. Instead, Brennan is literally accusing the President of committing treason because he didn’t like the way Trump handled a press conference. Give me a break!

To make this worse, the investigation into alleged collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia was turned into a political circus. This is particularly true when documented collusion by the Hillary Clinton campaign appears to be ignored.

The appointment of Robert Mueller was not only unnecessary; it has seriously damaged our ability to deal with the real issue. If Russia was meddling, we should stop them. Both Democrats and Republicans should be in agreement on that. But this is not done by advertising our efforts in the Washington Post and the New York Times. Instead, our counter intelligence people should take on the assignment, quietly and without publicity. That is because if we catch foreign operatives, the last thing we want to do is alert our enemies regarding our tactics and what information we have on them. The single most important intelligence in this country is the knowledge we have regarding other countries. The Pueblo Incident set us back about 50 years with regard to our intelligence activities against the Soviet Union because it told them what we knew about them and how we went about gathering that information.

But Democrats were so pissed off that Donald Trump was elected instead of Hillary, that they turned a critical intelligence operation into a public joke with zero regard to the impact on national security. Every time there is a leak from Mueller’s committee, it damages national security. Mueller has indicted several Russian spies and has provided public details on what we know about them and how we obtained that information. Why? These people will never be brought to trial. Nothing will happen to them, other than a possible very private award from Vladimir Putin. Indicting them will have no impact on stopping other people from doing the same thing. It will just make their job easier, because they know exactly how we conduct investigations and what information we can obtain.

There is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. There are no allegations of any crimes committed by the Trump campaign and certainly no hint of any crimes by Donald Trump. We know this because the DOJ has told us that on several occasions. Even James Comey said that Donald Trump was NOT under investigation.  Insulting Democrats may be rude, but it is not a crime.

Because these indictments are public, Putin has gained critical information on how we operate and what information we know about Russian activities. He has to be laughing hysterically over the stupidity of this.  This is why he graciously offered to have his intelligence people sit in on the interviews of these alleged spies. This is insane. It is the worst possible response to Russian intelligence operations against this country.

Anyone who has actually worked for an intelligence agency knows this. Highly critical intelligence is always limited on a need to know basis. For example when I flew on combat missions, the pilot and other flight crew members were not allowed to know who was in the back of the plane or what we were doing. They didn’t have a need to know.

No one, not directly involved in stopping the Russians from meddling in our election has a need to know.  That includes the DNC, or any member of the MSM. One could argue that the gang of eight has a need to know, but, Incredibly, Democrats have appointed partisan hacks to our most important congressional oversight committees. This is one reason the DOJ has been so reluctant to give them access to critical documents.

The real issue is not whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Even if that was true, and there is no evidence it was true, it wouldn’t be a crime. The real crime is politicizing a critical counter intelligence operation because the liberal left can’t come to grips with the obvious fact that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Resisting the President of the United States puts all of us, including the liberal left, at risk. If and when there is evidence that Donald Trump has potentially committed a crime, have at it. Having your feelings hurt is not grounds for impeachment. We get it, you don’t like Donald Trump. Guess what? We don’t like Hillary Clinton. Trump won, Hillary lost. Get over it and move on. This insanity is endangering us all.

In case anyone thinks I am exaggerating with regard to the damage to national security, read the following article:

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/18/mueller-indictment-russian-hackers/

Russia will try to hack us again.  Thanks to the help from liberal Democrats, Rino Republicans, the MSM, the Mueller investigation and Republicans in congress unable or unwilling to stop this fiasco, next time they will have a much easier job of beating the system. Congratulations!

TURNING THE PAGE!

While the main stream media was hyperventilating over the Helsinki press conference, real fireworks were going off in Washington, D.C. No one in the MSM even noticed. Lisa Page testified before congress in closed door sessions for two days. We obviously don’t have a transcript of this testimony, but there are some significant clues. There hasn’t been a single leak from the Democratic side of the house. That is proof positive that nothing she said supported the Democratic narrative. The only reports have been from Republicans who said she spoke candidly and that she admitted that the text messages between her and Peter Strzok meant exactly what they said.

A little research shows that Lisa Page is married with children. Unlike Peter Strzok, she looked genuinely embarrassed over the whole fiasco. She has obviously decided to cooperate and odds are she struck a deal to avoid being indicted. Smart woman. This is a devastating turn of events for several people including: Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, James Comey and all the other members of the self-righteous fraternity at the DOJ. At a minimum, Page threw Peter Strzok under the bus. While there have been no specific leaks regarding her testimony, Republicans are reporting they have several new leads to follow. In addition, she refused to answer some questions upon advice of FBI counsel. That means there is more information that will surface later.

This has to terrify a lot of people. There are few things more dangerous than an insider who turns state’s evidence. Lisa Page was an attorney working on Andrew McCabe’s staff, so she obviously had access to information resulting from her official position. When you add in the fact that Peter Strzok was telling her inside information on a daily basis, it is quite possible that Ms. Page knows where a lot of bodies are buried. The noose is indeed closing, not on Donald Trump but rather those involved in a conspiracy to resist him.

Don’t assume that Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray are obstructing Trump’s efforts to clean the swamp. Both the FBI and the DOJ had to be embarrassed by the actions of James Comey, Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok. They just may be asking Trump for enough time to handle this themselves. No one really knows what John Huber is up to in Utah.

Trump personally approved the press conference by Rod Rosenstein revealing the FBI indictments. That means Trump knew what would happen, he wanted it to happen and the main stream media may have fallen into another Trump trap. He knew they would over-react and embarrass themselves. This whole thing may have been staged by the master showman. This is also strong evidence that Rosenstein and Trump have a better working relationship than most people realize. I noted that Rosenstein was very careful to state that there was zero evidence of collusion between the Russians and any U.S. citizen.

I couldn’t help but notice that during the Press conference Putin talked about the need to protect the security of Israel. I did some quick research and there are reports that he has agreed to stop Iran from having a presence in Syria and from coordinating with Hezbollah. That would be huge and would be a concession from Russia that few would have predicted.

There is evidence that is already in progress. The main stream media just missed it:

https://www.dw.com/en/israel-russia-team-up-to-keep-iran-out-of-syria-border-region/a-43979590

Putin talked about the Russian military cooperating with the U.S. military in Syria. The following article admits that there is at least some evidence of exactly that:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/world/middleeast/american-russian-military-syria.html

There are numerous reports that Putin has already taken steps to secure the border between Syria and Israel:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/putin-says-agreed-with-trump-to-secure-syria-border-with-israel

It is important to remember that Putin hates terrorists. That is how he came to power in Russia. Trump, unlike Bush and Obama does not care if Assad remains in power in Syria. He is primarily concerned that Syria is not a threat to us and not a threat to Israel. Bush and Obama both wanted to remove Assad, but never offered any plan for someone more responsible taking his place. If Assad is removed there is no guarantee that the person taking his place will be any better. Instead Syria would almost certainly descend into chaos, like Libya, and ultimately some terrorist group, probably sponsored by Iran, would take over. Trump just may have cut a deal with Putin that actually holds the promise of real peace in the Middle East. It is too bad the MSM is too busy accusing him of treason to notice.

TDM

TICKLING THE BEAR

Vladimir Putin said that Russian intelligence did not hack the DNC servers. Everyone in the MSM is assuming that Putin is wrong. They wanted Donald Trump to call Putin a liar. Apparently being rude to Putin is worth risking war with a nuclear power.

Trump said that while he respected our intelligence, Putin flat out denied being involved. The problem for Trump is that Putin has a point, neither the FBI nor any of our intelligence agencies EVER examined the DNC server. The DNC has never provided access to those servers. The only data was obtained from an analysis by CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike was hired by the DNC. It allegedly has strong connections with Hillary Clinton.

On at least on one other occasion, CrowdStrike produced analysis that was patently wrong. On December 22, 2016 CrowdStrike published an article titled: USE OF FANCY BEAR ANDROID MALWARE IN TRACKING OF UKRAINIAN FIELD ARTILLERY UNITS.

https://www.crowdstrike.com/wp-content/brochures/FancyBearTracksUkrainianArtillery.pdf

At the time, CrowdStrike’s analysis of the DNC server was being challenged by some very capable cyber experts. CrowdStrike issued this report to support its opinion that Russia hacked the DNC servers. Dimitri Alpervotich said that in both hacks, the DNC and the Ukraine, the company found malware used by “Fancy Bear.” A group with ties to Russian intelligence.

CrowdStrike was forced to retract much of that report because it was using data provided by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). IISS confronted CrowdStrike regarding material misrepresentation.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-28/something-stinks-here-crowdstrike-revises-retracts-parts-explosive-russian-hacking-r

There is no doubt that Russian are hacking us all the time and it would be naïve to think they didn’t continue this during the 2016 election. They do this every election. The difference here is that the liberal left is claiming a vast right-wing conspiracy between Trump and Putin because they didn’t like the results of an election. Hillary, as we all know, is famous for blaming everything on a vast right-wing conspiracy. The result is that both Trump and by association Putin, have been thrown under the bus on a nightly basis. Putin, as well as Trump, is sick of this. Remember that Obama put sanctions on Russia just before the inauguration because of alleged Russian hacking.

The U.S. also have a very long history of interfering with elections in other countries. Even the Washington Post noticed this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/13/the-long-history-of-the-u-s-interfering-with-elections-elsewhere/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.44a5a93595a2

Russia did try to influence our elections, by sending in spies to get close to Hillary Clinton. This was documented and then covered up. The FBI captured several spies and literally sent them home before anyone got a chance to interview them.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-discovered-russian-spies-targeting-hillary-clinton-when-she-was-secretary-of-state

Even during the 2016 election there was more evidence of the Clinton campaign colluding with Russia than the Trump campaign. It was the Clinton Foundation that was getting millions in donations. It was Bill Clinton who was being paid $500,000 for a speech. It was the Clinton Campaign that got the Russia dossier from Russia and used it during the election. I don’t think Putin is upset that we are accusing him of messing with us, he is insulted that we would accuse him of being so patently stupid. Seriously, does anyone think Putin thought he could change election results by unleashing 12 guys in their underwear? That is why he told Chris Wallace the indictment by the FBI was a joke. It is a joke. If that operation had any connection with Russia it was probably with the Russia version of Peter Strzok.

Everyone is horrified that Trump is not going all in on the estimates of U.S. Intelligence. It is not like our intelligence services have a spotless record. Remember that our intelligence services told George W. Bush that it was a slam dunk that Saddam Hussein had large stockpiles of WMD. They were positive, but they were wrong. Our intelligence communities work very hard, but they are hardly perfect. When you combine that with the problems noted previously and the fact that this investigation was run by, you guessed it; Peter Strzok, it would be a far more serious problem if Trump did take this at face value.

Anything Trump did regarding Putin was destined to be criticized. Incredibly after Hillary famously gave Russia a red rest button the liberal left now thinks it is Trump who is soft on Putin. That is absurd. I suspect that the real conversation between Trump and Putin went something like this. “Mr. Putin, please don’t confuse me with the silly people who pretended to be tough while secretly offering you deals. I don’t work that way. I am here to protect the interest of my country and unlike them I will do whatever it takes to do that. If you mess with me, our response won’t be limited to silly hysterical anchors on CNN. On the other hand, if you want to have a better relationship that is up to you.”

That is the way Donald Trump deals with everyone else.

But the real problem is that the hysteria in the press has the potential for Putin to underestimate Trump. That would seriously jeopardize our national security. Those people currently spouting off publicly about how Putin overwhelmed Trump are either to blinded by politics to notice or too self-serving to care about the real impact on national security. There is zero chance this will result in Trump being impeached or leaving office. Unfortunately, the more likely outcome is a war resulting from Putin or someone else underestimating our resolve. That is why Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, he did not think George H.W. Bush would do anything about it. He was wrong. It is why North Korea invaded South Korea. Stalin did not think that Harry Truman would do anything about it. He also was wrong. In both cases, underestimating a U.S. President resulted in a destructive war. That is far too high a price to pay for irrational and self-serving politicians.

TDM

HIJACKING THE NEWS!

The FBI had a very bad week. The testimony by Peter Strzok was an absolute disaster. Something had to be done. That makes one wonder if the decision by Rod Rosenstein to release the indictments of twelve Russian military intelligence officers today was primarily an attempt to change the subject.

It is significant to note that there is still no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign. In fact there is no evidence of any American citizen willingly cooperating with Russia.

There is also no evidence of evidence. The FBI was never allowed access to the DCCC, DNC and Clinton Campaign Servers. The only analysis was based on information provided by CrowdStrike, which worked for the DNC. What is most interesting is the next step. No one is going to be arrested. There will be no trial. Mueller will no longer be investigating this at all. This investigation will be handed off to the DOJ National Security Division where, conveniently, it will disappear forever.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/13/rosenstein-delivers-indictments-for-12-russians-then-buries-in-lock-box-of-doj-national-security-division/

This report does not even mention WikiLeaks. The Guccifer 2.0 material was separate from the Clinton E-mails, DNC Leaks, and Podesta emails and was never released by WikiLeaks. DC Leaks also released e-mails from John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Michele Bachmann along with 18 e-mails from the Illinois Republican Party. The MSM would have you believe that these Russians, assuming it even was these Russians, were responsible for the massive amount of e-mails released by WikiLeaks. That may be what happened, but these indictments do not say that.

While there is an assumption that Russia was trying to help elect Trump, it seems more likely they were just trying to mess with the system. I am aware of no documentation confirming motive. The FBI produced no such evidence. Since there will never be a trial, it is unlikely that any evidence will ever be produced. This appears to be primarily based an assumption that since this hurt Hillary, it was designed to help Trump. There are reports that Russians tried, but failed, to hack the RNC servers. This may be more evidence of incompetence by the DNC than motivation by the Kremlin.

Many experts believe that the sheer volume of e-mails published by WikiLeaks could not have been obtained through hacking. They suspect an insider downloaded files on a flash drive. This is one reason the Seth Rich story is so intriguing.

One thing is clear. At best, while CNN was dreaming of Mueller closing in on Donald Trump, he was investigating 12 Russians allegedly sitting in their underwear hacking the DNC because it was such an easy target. The last time Mueller indicted Russians one of the firms unexpectedly showed up and Mueller had to run for the hills because he had zero, squat, zip, nada evidence. It is easy to indict someone if you know they will never show up for a trial.

Even if this was true, the FBI and the DNC knew about the hacking and did nothing. There is no evidence of willing cooperation by any American Citizen and zero contact with the Trump campaign. This can be described as a lot of things, but zeroing in on Donald Trump is not even on the list.

TDM

GET THE PICTURE?

Congressman Louie Gohmert clearly had enough of Peter Strzok. He was just angry enough to tell the truth:

“I watched you in the private testimony you gave. And I told some of the other guys, he is really good. He’s lying, he knows we know he is lying, and he could probably pass a polygraph. You’ve embarrassed yourself and I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eye and lie to her about Lisa Page.”

Democrats went ballistic. One congress woman even yelled that Gohmert needed his medication. What Gohmert said was rude and insulting. It was badgering a witness. But it was also a spot-on analysis of Mr. Strzok and the response by Mr. Strzok proved that point:

“I assure you, under oath, as I spoke also during my interview a week or two ago, I have always told the truth. The fact that you would accuse me otherwise, the fact that you would question whether or not that was the sort of look I engage in with a family member who I have acknowledged hurting, goes more to discussion about your character and what you stand for and what is going inside of you.”

Liberals and the MSM probably think Strzok won that exchange. Peter Strzok absolutely believes he won that exchange. But the reality is that this was probably the most devastating part of the hearing for him for a couple of reasons.Gohmert had the courage to say what a lot of us were thinking. The other is that this was on live TV and a picture is worth a thousand words. Mr. Strzok cannot get that arrogant smirk off his face. At times he almost looked demonic. I personally though he had a remarkable resemblance to “Chucky.”

This was made even worse by the ghoulish FBI attorneys sitting behind him.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/270723/strzoks-smirk-daniel-greenfield

Right now, Peter Strzok is the face of the FBI and sometimes it is all about face.

TDM

SHREDDED TWEET

The performance by Peter Strzok before the House Judiciary Committee should go viral. This was beyond pathetic. Mr. Strzok did this with an arrogant smirk on his face apparently convinced that he was nailing it. He not only gave answers that are not possibly true, he gave answers that were patently absurd.

Democrats watching this should be embarrassed. Perhaps I missed it, but I did not hear a single Democrat ask a legitimate question. In most cases they didn’t even ask questions, they just launched verbal over the top attacks on Donald Trump totally unrelated to the subject. Apparently hating Donald Trump justifies anything. It was crystal clear who had the facts and who didn’t care about the facts. I could not identify any Democrat in the room capable of acting like an adult.

The only thing certain is that Strzok is a liar. He was either lying to his girlfriend or he is lying now. Odds are he was lying both times. His claim that none of his decisions were influenced by his bias is ridiculous. The real question, at this time, is why did anyone ever trust this man? I wouldn’t trust him to give me the time of day.

Even if I were a Democrat, I would be concerned because his bias has made it impossible for Robert Mueller to credibly charge Donald Trump or the Trump Campaign with anything. No honest judge would allow any evidence tainted by this man to be used. If the goal was to actually hold Trump accountable, Strzok was the worse possible choice.If anything he has done nothing more than provide a “Get Out Of Jail Free Card” with no expiration date. Democrats were too busy slamming Donald Trump and trying to change the subject to notice.

This was so bad it is embarrassing. One would like to think that both Democrats and Republicans will rise above partisan politics when necessary. The House Judiciary Committee should be better than this. This should be a committee that rises above partisan politics. There was no evidence of that today.

This was so bad that even CNN isn’t buying it. I doubt that may people watching this will buy it. Peter Strzok was absolutely shredded by some of the Republicans on that committee. Democrats looked like an umpire with piss poor eyesight. They were too busy spouting their silly hyperbole to realize they were missing a good game.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Up until now, Democrats have loudly cheered on Robert Mueller as the champion of democracy while Republicans have been concerned about the obvious bias and aggressive overreach.  Those roles may soon flip, because it is increasingly clear that Mueller will completely exonerate Donald Trump. He will also destroy the myth of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. What will make this doubly devastating for the Democratic narrative is that no one, and I do mean no one, can claim that Mueller was engaged in a cover-up. The contrast between how the Clinton e-mail scandal was investigated could not be starker.

The facts are this. Mueller is finally putting Paul Manafort on trial but won’t be delivering ANY evidence of collusion with Russia. Most of the charges involve acts taken before Manafort was working on the Trump Campaign. The ONLY mention of Donald Trump is the undisputed fact that Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager for a short period of time. At best, Trump was guilty of making a bad hire. When he realized that he fired Manafort.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-mueller-reveals-tenuous-link-between-manafort-charges-and-trump

For months liberal commentators on networks like CNN and MSNBC have gushed over Mueller closing in on Donald Trump. They constantly refer to Trump as under investigation. They really thought Mueller would deliver big time. Instead, he will deliver NOTHING.  Even the indictments against those obscure Russia companies are less than nothing. Mueller indicted them with little or no evidence and some of them called his bluff.  This is so bad Mueller hired an entire team of investigators to handle this. The media assumed these guys were hired to ratchet up pressure on Trump. Smarter people realize they were hired to carry on the investigation of these firms AFTER Mueller closes shop.

https://themeshreport.com/2018/07/heres-the-real-reason-why-mueller-is-hiring-more-prosecutors/

Baring a bombshell surprise no one knows about, Mueller is going to close his investigation and he isn’t going to charge anyone with collusion with Russia. The only people indicted, other than Manafort, were George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn. Neither were charged with collision, they were charged with lying to the FBI. None of the Russian firms were charged with colluding with the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen has been charged with anything and it is unlikely he will be charged with collusion either.  Unless Mueller plans to indict someone else he has no evidence of collusion. He has even less evidence of obstruction of justice.

Democrats will be furious, because much was promised, and nothing was delivered. Granted, it was promised by uninformed idiots on CNN, but it was still promised. They were so sure Mueller would deliver the goods they elevated him to superstar status. That will just make his report even more devastating.

A parallel to this is the Chris Davis story. In 2016 the Baltimore Orioles signed Chris Davis to a seven year $161 million deal.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/01/orioles-to-re-sign-chris-davis.html

“the Orioles will, of course, be retaining one of the game’s most prolific power hitters, and one who, at age 29, could have many productive seasons left.”

It probably looked like a good deal at the time. This year Davis has struck out 86 times with a .150 batting average. Some predict this could go down as one of the worst seasons ever by a player with more than 500 plate appearances during a year. That contract may look good in comparison to the investment the liberal left made regarding Robert Mueller.

TDM

SOME LIKE IT HOT!

I was shocked last week at the record temperatures allegedly headed toward LA. In full disclosure, I am a Northern California guy and I never thought LA was all that hot. But this was ridiculous. It was supposed to be one of the hottest days ever.

https://ktla.com/2018/07/06/record-breaking-temps-expected-during-socal-heat-wave/

My alarm bells should have been triggered. The global warming alarmist crowd is always praying for record hot temperatures. They use the same ritualistic prayer utilized by the anti-gun crowd desperate for mass murder committed by a T Party member wearing a MAGA hat while using an AR15. These people remind me of someone I knew years ago. The best way to describe her was as someone: “Who isn’t happy unless she is unhappy.” We all know someone like that, but, I digress.

My first clue, ironically, was a planned trip to Las Vegas by my daughter and her family. When I saw a forecast of 108 for Los Angeles, I expected a forecast of about 120 for Las Vegas. But when I checked the forecast for Las Vegas, it was pretty normal. I wondered how it could be this hot in Los Angeles without eventually becoming even hotter in Las Vegas.

It turns out LA really isn’t or at least wasn’t that hot. It was just dumb (or convenient) placement of temperature gauges in places guaranteed to yield very hot results.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/09/record-temperature-los-angeles-compromised/

There are certain people who are similar to a canary in a coal mine. The miners used to take a canary with them. Canaries don’t handle gas very well, so if there is a buildup of gas, the canary quickly drops over dead. The miners notice this and realize it is time to leave. The modern version of the canary in the coal mine is actually a coalition of Democratic politicians too stupid or blinded by raw admission to notice they are saying something insanely stupid. The latest was by Senator Elizabeth Warren who said any head of the EPA had to believe in global warming. Odds are Senator Warren was vacationing in Los Angeles at the time and stupidly believed the temperatures being reported on KTLA5. Since she is certainly not that hot, she instantly chose to blame global warming.

TDM

THE CHINA SYNDROME

The China Syndrome was supposedly when an out of control nuclear plant literally tried melting its way through the earth to China. They made a movie about this in 1979 starring Jane Fonda and Jack Lemon. Fonda played a television reporter and her cameraman who discovered a cover-up of serious problems at a nuclear power plant. The theory was that unscrupulous businessmen would willingly let a nuclear power plant melt down to save embarrassment and a few bucks. It was absurd, if for no other reason than no smart businessman would risk the claims. Even in the movie the reactor didn’t melt down, it just came close.  Instead the safeguards designed to prevent this worked.

Today we have a real China Syndrome. It is the response of the Chinese to the Trump tariffs. Democrats, of course, are desperately hoping Donald Trump loses this one. They are more than willing to sacrifice our economy if it helps them regain power. RINO Republicans are also trying to handcuff Trump, because RINO Republicans are incredibly skilled at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Trump is refusing to accept the status quo where China blocks U.S. companies from competing in China while dumping cheap products on us. This should be obvious to anyone, including Democrats. A few years ago, we had an interesting experience regarding an exchange student from China. He desperately wanted to purchase a souvenir to take home, but everything he tried to buy said “Made in China.” He was frustrated and disappointed he couldn’t find anything made in the United States. He was stunned when he found out that American flags were also “Made in China.” It has been that way for a long time. Take the challenge. Try to find a product, even fish caught off the coast of Alaska, that doesn’t say “A Product of China.” I rest my case.

We all know of American manufacturing firms that went out of business because they couldn’t possibly compete with products produced with cheap labor overseas. The result was that our manufacturing base rapidly disappeared, and we were told by the establishment elite that we were now a service-based economy. In other words, we couldn’t compete with countries like China.

Donald Trump has a different opinion. He said much of this problem was caused by negotiating stupid trade deals. He said he was now going to negotiate putting America first and he would bring at least some of those jobs back. That is already starting to happen. He warned other nations that the United States was ready, willing and able to fight back. The results were predictable. Democrats automatically criticize Trump, because they always criticize Trump. He could cure cancer and they would criticize him to not paying enough attention to measles. RINO Republicans would criticize Trump, because they think they are smarter than him and they realize we can’t win this kind of confrontation. They are right about that, if we have a Democratic President or a RINO Republican President. They can’t grasp a simple concept. If you are too scared to fight back, you are guaranteed to get the crap beat out of you.

The main stream media and the never Trumpers RINO Republicans have this bass ackwards. They fail to understand that Trump isn’t trying to lead public opinion on this, he is responding to public opinion. When he says the U.S. has been treated as the World’s piggy bank, he isn’t telling us how to think, he is telling us he understands how we think. His opponents can’t begin to understand this.

When Trump says we have already been in a trade war for years and we are losing, that is merely stating the obvious. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Up until the Trump era, our trade policies were insane.

The media is also oblivious regarding what will happen if there is a real trade war. They assume that the U.S. will, again, cave, and everything will be worse. If a Democrat like Obama or a RINO Republican was President, they would be right. But the reality is that the American people are 100% behind Trump. We are tired of seeing our jobs go overseas. We are tired of other countries taking advantage of us. I predict that if China starts a trade war with us our response will be like our feelings toward Japan after Pearl Harbor. We don’t like people attacking us. It doesn’t scare us, it unites us. China may, once again, learn the cost of rousing a sleeping giant and filling him with a terrible resolve.

TDM