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Wednesday, February 7. 2018
“Emotional Support Animals” Help Explain How America Is Losing Its Mind
" Ms Schaefer, who teaches performance art to those less gifted than herself, is a recipient of the Boston ICA’s 2015 Foster Prize, and has been described by the ICA’s senior curator as “amazing,” “compelling” and yet inexplicably “underfunded.”"
Transgender College Student Files Complaint Against Professor for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
Justin Trudeau interrupts a woman to tell her to use 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind' because 'it's more inclusive'
Guy is a putz
The death of the American newspaper
Why “Open Borders” is a Dangerous Idea
Hillary’s Attempt to Steele the Election
DON'T CALL IT THE STEELE DOSSIER, CALL IT THE CLINTON DOSSIER
From Russia, with love
Václav Havel’s politics of encounter
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The former VP was on TV Joesplaining FBIgate. Listening to him, I couldn't get out of my head the possibility that the FBI/CIA etal, was duped, and, if true, rather easily. After all, hubris has its downsides.
All I could think of was the late William J Casey. He would have run circles around todays intelligence mandarins; he was a mastermind at feeding bogus information (think Trojan horse) to Russian intelligence. The purpose was to distract (Look a squirrel), demoralize, and send the Russians on very expensive wild goose chases (as in trying to copy bogus weapons systems). The added bonus was that resources consumed on bogus stuff couldn't be used to create more mischief.
I don't know if this fits the timeline, but just hypothetically, what is more damaging? Learning that the FBI colluded or that they were duped.
Did CIA Director William Casey really say, "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false"?
There's some new texts coming out from our favorite power couple in the FBI/DOJ indicating that Obama was being kept in the loop. They weren't duped.
What most scares me is the seemingly honest belief among many on the left that this kind of soft coup process is both justified and could never be turned against them.
Newly revealed text messages between FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who wanted “to know everything we’re doing."
The message, from Page to Strzok, was among thousands of texts between the lovers reviewed by Fox News. The pair both worked at one point for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016, about prepping Comey because "potus wants to know everything we're doing." According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama's personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.
Re Trudeau's tonguelashing from a woke constituent, per an AceHQ commenter: 'That's when you wokesplain him back. "Actually, peoplekind isn't the preferred term, because it excludes otherkin. Please try to be more sensitive next time.”'
I don't think the FBI was "duped". I think that Obama and the Democrats intentionally stacked the FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA IRS, EPA and the state department with far left activists who willingly and eagerly did the far left's bidding to reform/rebuild America in their image. Part of that process was to emasculate the military, weaponize the federal bureaucracy and take over government. It appears to me that there could be a couple hundred high level government employees who have committed serious crimes and this would include Obama himself. I think what we see happening today with the Dems is they are in full defense mode to protect Obama and prevent the exposing of thie treasonous plot.
A big part of this plot is the Dems intent to replace American voters with imported legal or illegal new Democrat voters to insure that they will gain and hold power over this country for the next 100 years or so. Immigration has now reached a tipping point where a few more years of this democrat scheme will tip the political power balance in favor of immigrants and immigrant advocates who will open the flood gates to a literal invasion. Americans are about to become 2nd class citizens whose only value will be to pay taxes into an increasingly socialized welfare based system.
This is a plot put into place by Ted Kennedy and his cohorts with the intent of securing a Democrat power base. But it was happily pushed by Obama and the far left DNC as a way to destroy America and punish (middle class and religious) Americans who they essentially hate. At this point I doubt it can be stopped.
DON'T CALL IT THE STEELE DOSSIER, CALL IT THE CLINTON DOSSIER
From Russia, with love
The Russians only role in this was one similar to the "bad" fraternity in "Animal House" planting the FAKE mimeo sheet of the Psych exam in the trash, so that Belushi steals it for use in cheating by his fraternity; only to later discover the stolen FAKE caused Belushi and his fraternity to all fail the exam!
The Russians were just sitting back, laughing at Steele, Clinton and GPS!!!
I agree with you One Guy, however you missed the most important action this "revolutionary coup" has been taken and one that has been truly successful. The terrifying dumbing down of America's young. There is no reasonable explanation for the incredible ignorance of today's young, except that it has been done deliberately.
Death Of The Newspaper: I gave up on the state-wide paper years ago as it got thinner and thinner. It's now down to tabloid size, and the only time I see it is at the barber shop. I don't read it. Gave up on my local rag about 7 years ago. Too leftist.
Navy fails new training effort
I cannot believe that Navy leadership insists on replaying the failed education strategy of the past, but here it is,[url=] read it and weep [/urlhttps://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/02/06/navys-massive-training-overhaul-faces-long-term-threat/] How can we be a super power with this kind of training strategy?
"Justin Trudeau interrupts a woman to tell her to use 'peoplekind' instead of 'mankind' because 'it's more inclusive'"
Let me tell you from up here in Canada that I find our PM so cringeworthy that I cannot even call him by his name. So much so that I've taken a tip for the Hermit Kingdom and I now refer to him as The Dear Leader.
However, the peoplekind comment - though undeniably inane - is by no means the most tone-deaf thing he's said in public.
Brock Blaszczyk, a Canadian Army veteran who lost a leg in Afghanistan to an IED, confronted The Dear Leader at one of these "townhall" thingummies about the protracted legal battle between our government and veteran groups over compensation. He was told: "Why are we still fighting against certain veterans' groups in court? Because they are asking for more than we are able to give right now".
This to veterans from a PM who granted a $10.5 million compensation settlement to Omar Khadr, the Islamic terrorist of Gitmo, in order to end a protracted legal battle.
The comments over at that performance art are splendid. Thompson's commenters usually are.
I'm not even sure it's that good. It could be that the bad info went from Blumenthal to the Russians (who either didn't know or didn't care that it was bad), and from them to Steele while he was on the payroll of Clinton, thence to the FBI. Come to think of it, neither Steele nor the FBI knew or cared whether it was bad info, just that it was useful for a political purpose.
my favorite description I've heard of Trudeau:
Like Hillary with a smaller penis
This is what I was going for in my comment. Lots of people believe that they cannot be scammed, but if the bait is shiny and red enough, and just what they were hoping to find, well maybe..........
Just used to think our PM was an idiot. Am sadly realizing he's a puppet - strings pulled by Butts and Soros - but one who retains sufficient "independence" and arrogance which enables him to "correct" anyone whose speech infringes his feminist sensibilities; forget how rude he is in so doing, or how totally nonsensical his comment is.