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Jusse Smollett appears to have forgotten something really important. While the MSM portrays all conservatives and Trump supporters as naïve, racist, violent radicals, the reality is quite the opposite. It is not conservatives who are out there screaming insults at people. Yes, there are angry people screaming racist slurs, but they are usually liberals. Check out the news today. There are numerous reports of protestors complaining about Trump building the wall. These protests are actually quite small and even the MSM is having a problem pretending they matter.  There are few, if any, reports of anyone protesting for the wall. Perhaps they are happening, but probably without the insults and definitely without the widespread coverage by the MSM.

So where are all those violent racist protests demanding the wall NOW? Here’s some guidance on how to find these kinds of dangerous radicals. They are in the same place as all those racist bigots who wear MAGA hats so they can roam the streets of Chicago in -10 degree weather at 1:30 a.m. hoping and praying they spot some black gay celebrity to attack. In other words, they usually exist only in the delusional mind of the liberal left.

If you think I am exaggerating, try this experiment. For one week wear a shirt saying: gay pride or better yet dress up in rainbows. See how many people attack you. Odds are a lot of people will laugh and walk away, but you’re probably pretty safe from actually being attacked. Now, spend the next week wearing a MAGA hat. Warning, the odds of you being insulted, refused service or even attacked have just skyrocketed.

When I first heard about this incident I suspected a hoax. So did a most people who don’t pretend to be reporters working for the MSM. Some people are just not happy unless they are unhappy. Liberals are like that. They require outrage to feel good about themselves. They are still dreaming of the coveted former tea party member wearing a MAGA hat and clutching a Bible while committing mass murder. When this never actually happens, they just pretend it happened anyway. The result is they make huge embarrassing mistakes. Except that liberals are incapable of embarrassment. This is what happens when you are too blinded by emotions to consider actual facts.

In this case, the real problem for Smollett is that he messed with the wrong people. That would be the United States Postal Service. Now the average mailman (person) is not that much of a threat, but the Postal Inspectors are the real deal. They spend all their time investigating crimes and aren’t distracted by their hatred of Donald Trump or anyone else. Most people don’t even know they exist. But they do, and they are very serious people. There are reports that they have already tracked that “threat” letter allegedly sent to Jusse Smollett, to, gasp, Jusse Smollett. He just may have sent it to himself. He probably was very careful to avoid leaving finger prints, but perhaps forgot he had his cell phone in his pocket when he went to mail the letter. Yes, the Postal Inspectors concentrate on “snail mail” but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to use technology. He likely to learn all about this when a Postal Inspector is clicking the cuffs on him in preparation for a long vacation at a federal funded facility we call a federal prison.

All those people like Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who called this a public lynching, are now trying to pretend they never even heard of Smollett. Since he is a black gay liberal, they won’t give him the Kavanaugh treatment and automatically believe anyone who accuses him. Instead they will demand everyone wait for due process. This gives them time to rehearse answering embarrassing questions with: “Jusse who?

TDM

THE RIGHT THING

Andrew McCabe is already engaged in a desperate attempt to say he didn’t say what he said and more importantly he didn’t mean what he meant. Few, if anyone is actually buying this. Odds are he has a highly skilled defense attorney who explained the consequences of admitting to treason on National TV. McCabe really thought he would be the ultimate hero. Instead, he is now the top name of the list of people most likely to go to jail.

He has already tried to throw Rod Rosenstein under the bus. Don’t be surprised if he adds more people to the list. This is what desperate people do.  If McCabe is not desperate, if is only because he does not fully appreciate his perilous condition. McCabe and his merry band of fools were blinded by their hatred of Donald Trump and their self-inflated egos. They spent most of their days patting each other on the back while smirking at the clown the American people had stupidly elected to be President of the United States. They were too absorbed with themselves and each other to realize that not only was there no evidence to support their theory, their theory was absurd. McCabe is already doomed; the real question is whether he plans on taking other people down with him.

I have tried to understand how so many allegedly smart people were so incredibly stupid. Then the answer became obvious. They suspected Trump of colluding with Russia because they knew they were helping Hillary Clinton collude with Russia. This happens more often than you think. People suspect others of doing something because they know it is exactly what they have been doing. That is why people convicted of sexual harassment were among the first to lecture others accused of the same thing. Trump is routinely accused of lying and taking things out of context by people who routinely lie and take things out of context. Everything they say or do has an ulterior motive, so they assume everything Trump does has an ulterior motive. They never even consider the possibility that Trump might be doing the right thing for the right reason.

They are ignoring something really important. Most of the people currently running for President are doing so because they want the power and the glory and the enormous wealth. They know that someone like Obama, who had little or nothing in the way of accomplishments in any field, is now worshiped world wide and is filthy rich. They saw Bill and Hillary Clinton achieve very similar results. Perhaps Bill Clinton summed up his administration best when he said: “I may not have been the greatest president, but I’ve had the most fun eight years.” I think Obama feels exactly the same, with the only exception that Obama is so self-absorbed that he still thinks he did an outstanding job.

George W. Bush was very different. He said he did not view being president as the goal of a lifetime but rather as the opportunity of a lifetime. George W. Bush was very wealthy before he became President and his lifestyle since leaving office is very similar to what it was before he ran for office. He is far less visible that either Clinton or Obama. This is partly because of the way the MSM treats Republicans and Democrats but it is also because that is what Bush wants. Whenever you see Clinton or Obama, it is always about them. When you see Bush, it is always about someone else, like wounded warriors.

Donald Trump was rich and famous before he ran for President. He may be the only President in history who experienced a serious downgrade in lifestyle after he was elected. He certainly experienced a huge drop in pay. Trump has often said he didn’t run for President because he needed the job, but rather because the job needed him. So far, he appears to be totally focused on doing the right thing. This, of course, is a perspective that his enemies cannot even comprehend.

I remember once when I was in a high-level executive meeting. We were discussing  the motivation for a major decision by a competitor. I asked whether or not they might have done this just because it was the right thing to do. They all laughed and said: “well we all know that is the least likely explanation.

This is exactly how Trump’s enemies view him. They don’t know why he is so fixated on building a border wall because they cannot grasp the concept that he may be doing this because he thinks it is the right thing to do. They certainly never considered authorizing the expenditure because it is obviously the right thing to do. Every decision they make is motivated by self-interest and their obsession with destroying Donald Trump. The result is that they often not only ignore an opportunity to do the right thing, they choose an alternative path that leads to destruction.

The case study in this is Andrew McCabe and he is likely to have the opportunity to reflect on this while spending several years behind bars. Democrats would have been wise to admit that there is a crisis on our southern border and to willingly work with the President to fix it. He would have been more than willing to listen to legitimate honest debate on the best alternatives. He probably would have given them things they really wanted, like DACA in order to do the right thing.

Instead, they foolishly demand that people disregard the obvious and accept their ridiculous assertion that there is no emergency, it was all made up by Trump. This is remarkably similar to those who demanded worship at the alter of global warming while people were enduring record low temperatures because of the polar vortex.

A day of reckoning may come sooner than you think. The establishment in Great Britain despised Winston Churchill and scorned him when he warned about Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany. That continued until things go so bad that they turned to Winston Churchill, in desperation. Overnight he morphed from the worst possible candidate for Prime Minister to the only possible candidate for Prime Minister.

If Trump is right, and I think he is, then Democrats are making an enormous mistake. Those who ignore the facts and disregard history often pay a terrible price for their mistake.

TDM

FAST FOCUS

Suddenly, a lot of things are coming into focus. It is extremely important to pay attention to what people actually do and say before reaching conclusions. Two recent events are critical in understanding the Mueller investigation and the decisions made by Rod Rosenstein.

A Buzz Feed story broke saying that the Mueller investigation had solid evidence that Trump had ordered Michael Cohen to lie before congress. Almost immediately the Mueller investigation released a written statement saying that was not true. Think about that. The Mueller investigation NEVER releases any statements, other than when people are indicted. Yet they issued this statement within minutes. More recently Mueller allegedly told Trump he was NOT under investigation.

Andrew McCabe was interviewed by CBS. He said that Rod Rosenstein was seriously considering wearing a wire while talking to President Trump and agreed with the plan to ask cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment. The DOJ responded almost immediately denying both of those allegations.

It is important to note exactly what the DOJ said in response:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-rebuffs-andrew-mccabe-claim-that-rod-rosenstein-sought-to-oust-trump-inaccurate-and-factually-incorrect

“Finally, the Deputy Attorney General never spoke to Mr. Comey about appointing a Special Counsel,” the spokesperson said. “The Deputy Attorney General in fact appointed Special Counsel Mueller, and directed that Mr. McCabe be removed from any participation in that investigation. Subsequent to his removal, DOJ’s Inspector General found that Mr. McCabe did not tell the truth to federal authorities on multiple occasions, leading to his termination from the FBI.”

William Barr has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. For the first time since Trump was elected, an Attorney General appointed by him is not recused from the Russia Investigation. The significance of that cannot be overstated and definitely should not be ignored.

Andrew McCabe admitted in his book and on national TV that he personally started the Russia investigation with no authorization from anyone. He said he was motivated by the decision to fire James Comey. He also admitted to soliciting the support of the Rod Rosenstein, United States Deputy Attorney General to ask cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. This is nothing short of a conspiracy to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States. The dictionary describes this as TREASON:

the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country

Even if McCabe had evidence to support such action, he did not have the authority to personally launch an investigation of the President of the United States. In reality, he didn’t have any credible evidence. Recently released e-mails show that Andrew McCabe personally colluded with the Clinton Campaign to cover up criminal acts by Hillary Clinton. McCabe knew or should have known that the Russian Dossier was an unverified and probably fake document produced by opposition research paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign. It does not get much worse than this.

This puts the appointment of Robert Mueller in an entirely different perspective. Rod Rosenstein knew exactly what McCabe and others were doing. He was faced with an enormous problem. He could not allow them to continue unobstructed or he too would be part of the conspiracy. Jeff Sessions was recused and Donald Trump was not in a position to intervene without setting off an immediate constitutional crisis. Under the circumstances, perhaps Mueller wasn’t appointed to investigate Trump, he was appointed to stop McCabe.

Trump met with Mueller the day before he was appointed Special Counsel. The MSM assumed this was to interview Mueller for Director of the FBI. They then assumed that because Trump did not choose Mueller, Mueller was out to get Trump.

In retrospect, it never made sense for Rosenstein to arbitrarily decide to appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump. It seems more likely that Rosenstein advised Trump about the conspiracy to remove him from office and proposed the appointment of Robert Mueller to stop the conspirators. Trump may have interviewed Mueller, not as a candidate for Director of the FBI, but rather as special counsel.

As an added bonus, those people conspiring to overthrow the government would likely join the Mueller team under the assumption that he too was out to destroy Trump. This would be the ultimate sting operation. If that was the strategy, it worked perfectly as all the FBI and DOJ personnel involved have been removed from power.

Andrew McCabe just handed Trump his own head on a silver platter, hours before William Barr was confirmed as Attorney General. There was already evidence of what McCabe had done. Now we also have evidence of motive. Game, set, match.

William Barr is certain to recognize treason, when he sees it and he is extremely unlikely to ignore it. He will be sworn in this afternoon in  White House ceremony where Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office.

He will raise his right hand and say the following:

I, William Barr, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.

If he means it, which he most certainly does, then Andrew McCabe and anyone who conspired with him should be afraid, very very afraid.

TDM

THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE

I only watched a few minutes of the Whitaker hearing today. It is increasingly clear that the Democratic Party has lost its collective mind. They have obviously convinced themselves that Donald Trump is an evil monster and that Whitaker is the Devil’s Disciple. There is zero evidence supporting this, of course, but the modern Democratic Party cannot be bothered with actual evidence. They feel that Whitaker is evil so he must be evil. This was nothing short of embarrassing. If you listened to the Democrats you would think that Mueller has found irrefutable evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia, obstructed justice and is a clear and present danger to our democracy. The reality is that just recently Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller Investigation, said Trump isn’t even a subject of the investigation. We know this because Trump said this during an interview and Rosenstein did not dispute saying this.

This, of course, is the worst case scenario for Democrats. They want Trump to be guilty. They need Trump to be guilty; they have worked themselves up into lather by foolishly believing their own talking points even when the truth has been obvious from day one.

This reminds me of the Richard Jewel case. He was the man who alerted police to the presence of a knapsack, before it exploded at the Atlanta Olympics. Although there was zero evidence linking Jewell to the crime, the FBI “thought” he looked guilty. The MSM picked up on this and Richard Jewell was harassed 24/7 by an out of control media totally convinced that he was the evil bomber. It was pathetic.

https://www.britannica.com/event/Atlanta-Olympic-Games-bombing-of-1996

The FB I Director at the time was Louis Freeh. When he learned that the FBI was going to interview Jewell he demanded that they read him his Miranda rights. The agent involved, Don Johnson, said he felt: “blindsided” by this. Seriously? Blindsided by being asked to follow proper procedure? So Johnson did read Jewell his Miranda rights, but pretended it didn’t matter because it was a training film. At that point Jewell called his attorney who quickly put an end to the interview. However, although the interview was over, this was just the beginning of the problems for Richard Jewell.

So why did the FBI become so convinced that Jewell was the prime suspect? It is beyond bizarre. The President of Piedmont College, Ray Cleere, called the FBI in Atlanta after he saw Jewell on TV. Apparently Jewell worked there as a security guard. Cleere claims that the folks at the FBI didn’t pay “sufficient” heed to what he was saying. That is pretty amazing, because the FBI did everything but threaten Jewell with an immediate public lynching. Cleere later said that when he called the FBI he didn’t saying anything of note. It seems possible that Cleere just didn’t like Richard Jewell and was offended that he was being treated like a hero. The only thing we know for sure about Cleere is that he was consistently inconsistent. We also know that Jewell had no involvement in the placement of that bomb. He also voluntarily took a lie detector test, which he passed, but the facts just never mattered.

In any event, the FBI went full nutzo. They decided Jewell was the guy, and then developed a profile based on what they knew about Jewell. They then used this profile to explain why he was guilty. Talk about circular reasoning. Then it got worse. There were about 30,000 law enforcement people in Atlanta because of the Olympics. Apparently one FBI agent leaked the information about Jewell and it spread like wildfire among the law enforcement community.

Freeh took the case away from the local agents and turned this over to the National Security Division. The National Security Division was trained to use intimidation and manipulation. This contrasts with other divisions of the FBI which insist on the boring practice of actually gathering evidence to be used in court. The results were spectacularly bad.

By the way, the National Security Division was replaced in 2005 by the National Security Branch. Andrew McCabe, yes THAT Andrew McCabe was appointed executive assistant director of the National Security Branch in 2013. My oh my, be still my soul!

Initially the media refused to report on Jewell, because it was unsubstantiated. But then they started to hear other law enforcement officials saying the same thing so they assumed it must be true. No one realized all of this came from the same one unreliable source. Sound familiar? This is exactly what happened with the Russia Collusion fiasco.

Guess which Network was first to go national with the story. YOU GUESSED IT…CNN. In a short period of time Jewell was the subject of wide spread character assassination. Some even compared him to Wayne Williams, the suspect in all those murders in Atlanta. Eventually the real suspect, Eric Rudolph, was identified: He had also done four other bombings, including one of an abortion clinic. The FBI botched that too. Rudolph went on the lamb and wasn’t apprehended for five more years. Even then, it wasn’t the result of the FBI manhunt; a police officer in Murphy, North Carolina spotted Rudolph hiding behind a grocery store at 4:00 a.m. The policy officer asked the Cherokee County Sheriff’s department for backup and one of the Sheriff Deputies recognized Rudolph.

There are numerous stories about this. Following is a link to some of them:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/05/31/rudolph.main/

https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1997/02/brenner199702

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/journalism/j6075/edit/readings/jewell.html

http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-fbis-war-on-richard-jewell.html

Some of you may wonder why I know so much about this. I was working for ABM during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. ABM provided the security at some of the Olympic facilities. When that bomb went off, I was called by our security official on the scene almost immediately. I was in Chicago on business and they called the phone in my hotel room. I still remember that call. “Terry, a bomb just went off at the Olympics, what do we do?” It turned out that ABM personnel had zero involvement in any of this, but I obviously had good reason to follow the details of this very closely.

This is literally a case study in piss poor police work accompanied by totally irresponsible reporting in the MSM. After watching the hearings today, it is clear that the FBI, CNN and the Democratic Party are using the same playbook used so successfully in the Richard Jewell fiasco. My prediction is that they will ultimately end up achieving remarkably similar results. They are just far less likely to consider apologizing.

 

TDM

REWRITING HISTORY

The true history of the Democratic Party is one of institutionalized racism. The Civil War was fought by a Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, who signed the emancipation proclamation. In 1864, his opponent was George McClellan, who was the Democratic nominee. His letter of acceptance of the Democratic nomination in 1864 is below:

https://www.nytimes.com/1864/09/10/archives/mclellans-letter-of-acceptance-letter-of-the-committee-reply-of-gen.html

The reestablishment of the Union in all its integrity, is, and must continue to be, the indispensable condition in any settlement. So soon as it is clear or even probable, that our present adversaries are ready for peace, upon the basis of the Union, we should exhaust all the resources of statesmanship practiced by civilized nations, and taught by the traditions of the American people, consistent with the honor and interests of the country to secure such peace, reestablish the Union and guarantee for the future the constitutional rights of every State. The Union is the one condition of peace — we ask no more.

This was written on September 8, 1864, only a few months before the South was totally defeated by the Union Armies.

McClellan was clearly willing to allow the continuation of slavery in exchange for peace. Following the war, the Democrats in the South did everything possible to suppress the black population. The KKK was founded by a Southern Democrat. It was Southern Democrats who passed all those Jim Crow laws. It was Southern Democrats who signed the Southern Manifesto. It was Southern Democrats who opposed desegregation and it was Southern Democrats who fought the 1964 Civil Rights Act, including a 74 day filibuster, until the bitter end.

The myth has been that all those racist Southern Democrats became Republicans. That is simply untrue. Most of them remained Democrats until the day they died. I only know of two who became Republicans; Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond, and both strongly renounced racism when they joined the Republican Party. Others, like J. William Fulbright, the mentor for both Bill and Hillary Clinton, remained Democrats and devoted racists until the day they died. Al Gore, Sr. was a racist Southern Senator. He participated in the 74 day filibuster to delay the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and he voted against it. By the way John Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights act and he opposed the 1963 March on Washington. Robert Kennedy was literally wiretapping Dr. King and had him investigated on suspicion of being a communist. Kennedy allegedly chose LBJ as his Vice President as a signal to Southern Democrats that he would not pursue a Civil Rights agenda.

The question is whether those racist Democratic parents really raised children who then renounced racism. Did you ever hear Al Gore renounce the racism of his father? Did you ever hear Bill Clinton renounce the racism of J. William Fulbright? Me neither.

Do the math here. Democrats in the early 1960s, when there was widespread opposition to civil rights, would have had children. Those children would have been attending and graduating from college in the early 1980s. Would it really be a surprise to learn some of those children did things that were clearly racist? Like appear in black face or wearing a KKK outfit. I remember visiting the South during that time and the confederate flag was everywhere.

Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia is about ten miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The founding of the second KKK took place there. William Simmons, a minister, secured an official charter from the state of Georgia and on Thanksgiving evening 1915, he and sixteen other members of the KKK ignited a flaming cross atop Stone Mountain. By 1920 the KKK had about 5 million members.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/09/19/stone-mountain-the-ugly-past-and-fraught-future-of-the-biggest-confederate-monument/?utm_term=.daead997e9a8

The original plan for the mountain was to carve a memorial of Robert E. Lee leading confederate troops and KKK members across the mountain’s summit. That plan continued until after World War 1, when the original artist was fired after having only carved the head of Robert E. Lee. It wasn’t revived until the 1950s and then the clear plan was to make a memorial that would serve as a reminder of white Supremacy. The decision was made to have the monument include Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis for exactly that reason.

When Stone Mountain was dedicated, President Richard Nixon knew this was a racist memorial, so he sent Spiro Agnew. Agnew disappointed the crowd by not even mentioning the Confederacy. He called for unity regarding the war in Vietnam. Billy Graham was asked to give the invocation, but he cancelled at the last minute. A black pastor, Reverend William Holmes Borders, Sr. replaced Graham. That resulted in the Klan leader and attorney James Venable cancelling their appearance. Two racist Southern Democrats did give speeches, Senator Herman Talmadge and Governor Lester Maddox. The theme was “Unity through Sacrifice.” Stone Mountain and the surrounding Confederate symbols was indisputably intended to represent the “Lost Cause” (the preservation of the Confederacy and slavery) and white supremacy.

In 1992, Bill Clinton chose Stone Mountain to give a speech talking about his “tough on crime” agenda.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/stone-mountain-kkk-white-supremacy-simmons/

This was only one year after the KKK stopped holding public picnics at Stone Mountain. This was so blatantly racist that even Iowa Senator Tom Harkin took notice:

“The Stone Mountain photo offered an ugly depiction of the Democratic Party’s priorities. What this picture demonstrates is insensitivity. A picture is worth a thousand words and we can’t afford to have pictures like this going around America in major newspapers because it sends the wrong message about what we want to be as Americans.

Governor Jerry Brown was even stronger. He said that Clinton and other politicians looked: “like colonial masters” trying to tell white voters “Don’t worry, we’ll keep them in their place. Two white men and forty black prisoners, what’s he saying: He’s saying we got them under control, folks.”

I visited Stone Mountain in the mid 1990s and I was frankly shocked and dismayed. I literally could not believe that no one was objecting to this. It was obviously a monument to the Confederacy and white supremacy. We spend very little time there and I have certainly never been interested in a return visit.

In 1996, in anticipation of the 1996 Olympics, there was an attempt to downplay the real meaning of Stone Mountain. But in a compromise which finally removed the Confederate battle flag, it required the Confederate Memorial on Stone Mountain remain untouched.

Any other provision of law notwithstanding, the memorial to the heroes of the Confederate States of America graven upon the face of Stone Mountain shall never be altered, removed, concealed, or obscured in any fashion and shall be preserved and protected for all time as a tribute to the bravery and heroism of the citizens of this state who suffered and died in their cause.

The Governor of Georgia in 2002 was Roy Barnes, a Democrat. The President of the Georgia Senate was Mark Taylor, Democrat. The Speaker of the Georgia House was Tom Murphy, Democrat.

The reality is that the argument that there have been no racist Democrats since the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed is pure nonsense. Although the MSM has widely promoted this myth, honest reporting paints a very different picture. Donald Trump was called a racist because he apparently didn’t condemn white supremacy strongly enough at Charlottesville. Yet no one criticizing Trump bothered to consider the significant of Bill Clinton giving that speech at Stone Mountain.

I am unaware of any politicians, raised by Republican parents posing with KKK outfits. Perhaps they exist, I just am not aware of them. So far, all the people caught wearing black faces etc. are, gasp, Southern DEMOCRATS.I am aware of many times when Republicans were falsely accused of racism with little or no evidence. Meghan Kelley lost her job at NBC because she talked about people wearing black face as part of a Halloween costume. But now that Democratic politicians are caught doing much worse, the standard appears to be slipping.

I would never have considered posing with someone wearing a KKK costume and neither would any of the people I knew in high school or college. It would have been unthinkable. Obviously, it was far from unthinkable for at least some Southern Democratic politicians.

Perhaps the real reason we are finding prominent Democrats posing with racist symbols in the 1980s it that it accurately represents who they were and quite possibly who they still are. I predict that if people do honest research on a lot of Southern Democratic politicians they will find more of this. So far, the Governor of Virginia, the Attorney General of Virginia and the Governor of North Carolina, all coincidentally Democrats, have these kinds of pictures. The question is did these children of racists, posing with racist symbols, really change their world view or did they just learn to be better liars?  You decide.

TDM

THE STONE AGE

According to the American Thinker, which seldom has to retract anything, the Roger Stone case just took a potentially deadly turn:

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/roger_stones_lawyer_offers_proof_cnn_is_in_bed_with_fbi.html

The early morning raid on Roger Stone never passed the smell test. Even liberal commentators have not even attempted to justify this. This raid was clearly designed to put on a show to embarrass and intimidate Stone. It was also designed to make him look like a dangerous felon. It is a case study in overkill.

This was first reported by the Gateway Pundit which provided a copy of a letter from Grant J. Smith, the lawyer for Roger Stone, to Lindsey Graham.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/exclusive-documents-show-cnn-was-tipped-off-on-roger-stone-arrest-by-29-fbi-armed-agents-leaked-by-fbi/

Senator Graham has already requested Christopher Wray testify before the Judiciary Committee to justify this raid. This letter is nothing short of a bombshell. What is most stunning is the strict reporting of facts and the lack of hyperbole. This is the kind of letter one sends when the facts are so damaging that there is zero need to inflate their importance.

CNN arrived at the Stone resident in an SUV with 2 occupants at 4:58 a.m. This is only 1 hour and six minutes before the first FBI agent arrives.

The FBI arrives at 6:04 a.m. and the CNN crew deploys to start filming.

The FBI pounds on Roger Stone’s door at 6:05 a.m.

Mr. Stone responds within one minute to open the door at 6:06 a.m.  He is promptly arrested. At this time CNN, at the instruction of the FBI, moves their vehicle. The CNN crew is incredibly allowed full access to film everything. Hard to justify this if Stone was really considered to be a dangerous felon.

At 6:11 a.m. CNN Correspondent Sara Murry calls Grant Smith, Roger Stone’s lawyer, and tells him his client has been arrested.

Grant Smith then calls Mrs. Stone, who confirms that her husband has been arrested. This happens at 6:14 a.m.

At 6:22 a.m. Grant receives a link from Sara Murry, to the DOJ website where the indictment is posted with a date of 1/25/2019.  He also receives a draft copy of the indictment, which is slightly different than the copy currently on the DOJ website.  It is dated 1/23/2019 and the author is listed as AAW.  This appears to have been created and modified on 1/23/2019 at 11:04 p.m., which is a full day before this was filed with the Court, under seal.

The detail provided by Grant Smith indicates that he can document all of this. Didn’t Sara Murry realize that Grant Smith would retain copies of her texts? It sure looks like CNN was given a copy of the draft indictment and warned of the raid, before the FBI bothered to deliver the indictment to the Court, under seal. AAW appears to be Andrew A. Wiseman, who has been accused, with justification, of prosecutorial misconduct in the past.

Is CNN really this stupid. Did they really text Roger Stone’s attorney with evidence proving they were illegally colluding with the FBI without realizing this was really bad? Was CNN really this desperate? I doubt that Smith is lying, so at a minimum CNN found Smith’s telephone number and called him within 5 minutes after Stone was arrested. This was before Stone himself even had a chance to make a phone call. Then 11 minutes later CNN texted him a copy of the indictment. Wow! What a coincidence!

There is zero chance that this timetable of event is remotely possible without the FBI deliberately leaking information to CNN. The theory that CNN miraculously figured this out before all the other networks because they saw “unusual activity” at the DC Grand Jury is a joke. For one thing, Grand Jury actions are sealed, and CNN should not have any access to them.

This is beyond bad. When I saw the video of the raid on Roger Stone’s home, I thought this was really bad. I thought this was just about the dumbest thing the Mueller investigation could have done. But that pales in comparison to Sara Murry making those phone calls and sending those texts.

I wondered how people like Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein could have ever signed off on this.  But that was before I say a copy of this letter. This raises things to a whole new level and Wray, Rosenstein and Acting Attorney General Whitaker have to be aware of that. They are perilously close to the point where if they don’t start throwing some people under the bus, the bus will be aimed at them.

There are really only two options here. Incredible stupidity or pure unrestrained malice. I often say that one should not assume malice where mere incompetence is a satisfactory explanation. That is not because I don’t recognize the potential for malice, I do, but stupidity is actually more common. Incredibly, in this case, the most logical explanation is a lethal combination of stupidity laced with malice.

TDM

 

 

CARBON COPY

The following article from researchers at the University College in London blames the well documented mini-Ice age on the slaughter of Native Americans by whites in the 15th and 16th centuries

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/researchers_say_native_american_genocide_changed_the_climate.html

Silly me, I always thought it was those evil white people who cut down trees and then turned them into farms. I didn’t realize the opposite was true. It turns out that Native Americans had huge farms and white people screwed this all up by getting rid of the farms and, gasp, replanting tree. So many trees that the result was a huge reduction in carbon dioxide resulting in world-wide global cooling. How irresponsible can you get? That, folks, is what really caused the mini-ice age.

This is even more shocking when one reflects on how Native Americans farmed before Europeans arrived to screw things up. Native Americans got their food by: hunting and fishing, gathering, farming and raising domesticated animals. They used advanced tools like stone axes, flint arrowheads, pointed sticks and shovels made out of bones.  Before Europeans arrived, they didn’t have horses, oxen etc., so the domestic animals would be things like turkeys, ducks and dogs. In South America, they also had llamas and guinea pigs. Yet they still managed to out farm those lazy Europeans by a huge margin.

Oh, there’s one more little thing. The Sun just isn’t cooperating with this global warming crisis.

http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/43321/scientists-predict-coming-ice-age/

The following chart is from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. You know them. They are the people who have been giving you all those dire global warming predictions. They produced this chart, but then ignored it because actual temperature readings, well just don’t measure up.

While the New York Times and CNN have been telling you all about the record high temperatures over the last 15 years, actual temperature readings from these politically incorrect thermometers tell a very different story. Of course this data is only based on 30,000 monitoring stations while the record heat has been verified by a tourist in Central Park wearing a watch with a built in temperature gauge.

True believers still think impact of the sun on climate is far less than man-made carbon dioxide. They agree that the sun’s output is likely to decrease until 2100 as a result of a reduction of solar activity to levels not seen in hundreds of years, but they don’t think this will be sufficient to offset the dominant influence of greenhouse gases.

You can conduct a simply experiment to prove this theory correct. This summer, when the temperature is over 100 degrees, move away from the shade and lay out in the direct sun. Then breathe out as much carbon dioxide as you can. That will make you so much cooler than if you stupidly stayed in the shade.

TDM

COURTING DISASTER

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not been seen in public since December 6, 2018. She underwent surgery on her left lung on December 21, 2018. She was scheduled to attend a function called: “An Evening with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg” in Los Angeles last Tuesday. That was cancelled. She also cancelled a second engagement scheduled for February 6, 2019.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/ruth_bader_ginsburg_watch_nears_the_end_of_its_second_month.html

There is a lot of speculation about this, from both sides of the aisle. The MSM has been running reports saying this is no big deal. There are some right-wing sites that range from having her terminally ill to even being dead already. Odds are none of the people speculating have any real inside information.

There is one alleged whistle-blower, unidentified, who says Ginsburg is in a medically induced coma and on life support.

https://cloverchronicle.com/2019/01/27/whistleblower-ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-deathly-ill-and-in-a-medically-induced-coma-fears-massive-unrest-once-public-finds-out-the-truth/

This person claims the plan is to keep Ginsburg on life support until after January 2020, to prevent Trump from nominating her replacement. This seems too irresponsible to believe, until one reflects on the Kavanaugh hearings. After that charade, it is clear that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee would do ANYTHING to stop Trump from nominating another Supreme Court Justice. This type of plan may not work, but there certainly would be no ethical restraints even considered by Senate Democrats.

This is all about to go public, one way or the other. The State of the Union is scheduled for next Tuesday and if Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not there, all the networks will notice that. In addition, if she continues to miss oral arguments and miss scheduled appearances a lot of people will start demanding answers.

She is 85 years old and this is hardly her first medical concern. We all know people who suffered serious serious injuries or major surgery at this age who never really recover. That is sad, but far from uncommon. There clearly is something going on here and the longer this goes the less likely she will ever return. If someone is off work for six months there is less than a 50% chance of them ever returning to work. That is true even for much younger people.

There is another, even bigger problem for liberal Democrats. There are currently nine justices with a typical 5 – 4 split between conservative and liberal justices. When Scalia died, that left a 4 – 4 split, which means a lot of controversial issues ended in a tie. But Ginsburg is probably the most liberal justice, so if she is not available, the result is likely to be a lot of 5 – 3 decisions. So even if Democrats find a way to run out the clock, at best they are likely to end up with a huge adverse split over the rest of the year and then, regardless of who is chosen, at best a continued 5 – 4 split. That is guaranteed to keep them up at night. If Trump gets to appoint a replacement it is likely to result in a 6 – 3 split. The point being, that at best, liberal Democrats will be sucking air, it is just a matter of how much air.

TMZ published a video supposed showing Ginsburg being loaded into a car outside her apartment at 9:00 a.m. on January 9, 2019. A link to the video is attached:

https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/09/ruth-bader-ginsburg-video-lung-cancer-frail-supreme-court-rbg/

It is impossible to tell if this is Ginsburg. Even if it is her, which is far from clear, this shows a very frail person and it would hardly be proof of her making a full recovery.  It had previously been reported that she was released from the hospital on December 25, 2018. If this was her, she looks to be seriously ill and possibly on the way to a medical facility.

Either way, even if Ginsburg makes a miraculous recovery, liberal Democrats are clearly courting disaster.

TDM

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE

That is the question. Donald Trump announced that he was doing to declassify the documents used to obtain the FISA warrants regarding Carter Page and testimony before congress by key FBI officials. He backed off that, apparently at the request of the FBI and the DOJ. Why did Trump change his mind?

We can be certain those documents are damaging for Democrats. We know this because Republicans are the ones who wanted them declassified. We also know that Democrats are desperate to keep them out of public view. Select members of congress have seen the unredacted versions of those documents. Adam Schiff recently announced that he was sending the unredacted version of those documents to Robert Mueller. We can be absolutely sure that if these documents had any information potentially damaging to Donald Trump, Schiff would have been the first to leak them. This sure looks like an obvious attempt to keep them away from public view.

Again, one must ask: “Why did Donald Trump change his mind.” Did the FBI and/or the DOJ convince him that they were legitimately part of a criminal investigation and Trump had no problems with this investigation.  If so, some people like Hillary Clinton should be very concerned. Perhaps key FBI/DOJ officials, like Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein threatened to resign if Trump declassified those documents without their consent. That would create an instant constitutional crisis, because Democrats in congress would immediately respond by accusing Trump of obstructing justice. Remember, facts are irrelevant here.

Or perhaps this just another in a long list of cases where the FBI absolutely refuses to give up information. Following the Boston Marathon Bombing, the FBI rather quickly identified photos of two suspects. But they withheld that information until they got a call from Fox News saying they had the photos and they were going public with the story in just a few minutes. Then and only then did the Senior FBI Agent in Charge agree to go release these photos and ask the public for help finding the suspects. Within a very short period of time the FBI was getting a ton of tips that ultimately lead to the death of one alleged bomber and the arrest of the other.

Then I wondered if there was more. It is highly likely that Mueller already had unredacted copies of those documents. He used at least some of them in the Roger Stone indictment. He certainly has them now, because Adam Schiff delivered them to him. So, Trump certainly wasn’t trying to keep them from Mueller.

If Trump releases them now, over the objections of the FBI, he will be accused of obstructing Mueller. But what if Trump waits until Mueller releases his report? This reminds me of the old Quaker farmer who caught a chicken thief in his barn. He said: “friend, I would do thee no harm for the world, but where thee standeth I am about to shoot.” By holding back those documents, Trump could be sending a very similar message to Mueller.

TDM

HOW COLD?

Those of us lucky or smart enough to live in California have a hard time imagining the mind numbing cold that is affecting much of the country. So I thought I would report on some personal experiences from when my wife and I lived in Stevens Point Wisconsin.

We would go through long periods of time when the temperature never got above zero. Some nights it would be -20 or even worse. When it is that cold, even the ground creaks. We lived in a trailer park, so we obviously did not have a heated garage. When it gets that cold, don’t expect to walk outside and start your car. It turns out that in addition to the car getting stiff and cold, your battery doesn’t work well either. So, I had to resort to purchasing an electric heater. The first one I purchased, the cheap option, was literally a heated dip stick. In theory, this would heat the oil, which would heat the engine. It worked, sorta, until it got really cold. Then I went out to start my car and when I turned the key the only thing that happened was my dome light went out. Unfortunately this happened on a day when were had to drive to Milwaukee to catch a flight back to Buffalo New York to attend a family funeral. It was -30 with a twenty mph wind. The wind chill about probably about -47.

I called a tow truck. They showed up and connected these massive jumper cables to my car. That got my dome light back, but didn’t come close to getting the engine to turn over. Then the tow truck tried to tow me, but his equipment was also frozen. Fortunately we had a good friend who owned a trucking company. He brought over a fully loaded semi and towed my car to his garage which was about two miles away. The transmission on the car was also frozen, so my car was dragged with all four wheels literally skidding on the ice. After about an hour with one of those jet engine type space heaters pointed at my car, it finally warmed up to the point where it would actually start. We then got in the car and drove to Milwaukee.

My next purchase was an electric water heater. No one in California has ever seen one of these. You cut your radiator hose and this insert this pump. It looks a lot like an empty soup can with an electric cord attached. That actually worked pretty well. I had it on a timer and it would go off about an hour before I had to leave for work. The heater would heat up the antifreeze and then pump it through the engine block. Once I got that, it didn’t matter how cold it got, my car would start.

This is why if you go to places like Stevens Point you will see an electrical outlet on the parking meters. We see them a lot now, because of electric cars, but back in the 70’s they were so people could plug in their water heaters.

This explains why, the first time it rains after New Year’s Day, I go out to my drive way with my one remaining snow shovel and shovel rain. Then I laugh and remind myself why we moved to the West Coast. Granted, we have some of the dumbest politicians on this planet, but even though they try to change the weather, the reality is that even with all the hot air, they have little impact.

TDM