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Friday, June 30, 2017

The sliming continues with Joe, Mika and Donald

A top White House aide never suggested a quid pro quo during a call with Joe Scarborough regarding a scheduled National Enquirer story, an anonymous source we'll call Vinny Boombots, told Fox News. This is despite Scarborough's claims that a Trump adviser attempted to blackmail him into giving positive coverage to President Trump.

Scarborough, a past conservative whose conversion to liberalism was initiated through his man parts and Mika Brzezinski, made the allegation on Friday's "Morning Joe," a morning cable TV show with over 1,000 viewers without jobs.

Joe and his squeeze Mike provided a crazy-fierce tweet response to a pair of tweets Trump tweeted on Twitter directed at the MSNBC co-habitating hosts the previous day.

But Vinny, who is familiar with the Scarborough situation, called senior adviser Jared Kushner, with whom Scarborough was friendly with,  to ask about a National Enquirer article scheduled to run in early June about the relationship between Scarborough and Brzezinski, who have since announced their engagement.

Joe asked Jared if there was anything that could be done about the article, Vinny said, given Donald's friendship with Dave Pecker (his friends call him 'Pecker'), the chief executive of the Enquirer's parent company, American Media. 

Jared allegedly told Joe that the former GOP congressman needed to talk to Donald himself about the situation, to which Joe said that Donald was angry at him. 

Vinny said that Jared answered, "Well, then maybe you should apologize."

Though Joe and Mika were initially criticized for being too palsy walsy with Donald during the GOP presidential primaries, the friendship eventually soured with Joe and Mika becoming harsh critics of Donald--even going so far as to question his mental health. (It's rumored that Joe took Psych 101 in college.)

Joe described the conversation a lot differently on "Morning Joe," saying a top presidential aide threatened him with a negative story unless he stopped being so negative about Donald, implying Donald's team was blackmailing him. Of course, Joe never identified the aide to whom he 'conversated' with.

However, Vinny who spoke to Fox news said there wasn't anything in the conversation between Jared and Joe to suggest a quid pro quo or an in hoc signo vinces, or even blackmail. It was simply that if Joe wanted to get back on speaking terms with Donald, perhaps an apology was in order, or a kissing of a ring or something in lieu of that.

After "Morning Joe" ended, Donald tweeted to deny Joe's charge:
"Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show."

Meanwhile, North Korea continues to work on its ballistic missile program, ISIS is fighting in Mosul, Russia is hacking our industries, and the healthcare bill is still unresolved.

Sad! 



ISIS in Mosul about to fall

The battle for Mosul with ISIS is nearing its "endgame" British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said. 

For many, ISIS is like the Black Knight of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the U.S.-led coalition is like King Arthur. Sometimes you just have to know
when you've been defeated.

In the case of ISIS, after their three-year grip on their Iraqi stronghold they wanted as their caliphate, there should be no quarter for them. They need to be routed out and destroyed totally.

To support the liberation of Mosul, RAF sorties hit over 700 targets aiding the local forces to advance. US firepower is kicking butt and softening ISIS opposition. Howitzers near Hamam al-Alil, a town along the Tigris River have helped keep the Iraqi offensive moving forward.


Speaking before a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Sir Michael Fallon said, "Three years on from when Daesh declared its so-called caliphate in Mosul, this evil death cult faces its endgame in the city.

"In Syria, there is now irreversible momentum and progress towards Daesh's defeat in Raqqa, with the Syrian Democratic Forces already controlling nearly 15% of the city."

And while all of this is going on in Mosul, over in Germany, a new Sharia Police Force may be taking to the streets.

A German court has authorized a group of self-appointed Sharia police to continue enforcing Islamic law in Wuppertal. They were cleared of the law of violating outlaws uniforms, such as those of Hitler's brownshirts. 

This began in 2014 when German politicians reacted strongly to reports of Salafists conducting nightly "Sharia police" patrols in the city. They would order people to stop various fun activities such as dressing the way they wanted to dress, sing the songs they wanted to sing, hold hand with the opposite sex or even the same sex partner, and be "un-Islamic."

The men were photographed wearing blaze orange jackets with the words "Sharia Police" emblazoned on the back. They would stop people on the streets near gambling house or nightclubs, trying to deter them and force them to be like them--Seventh Century cretins.

"Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the German daily Bild. "Nobody can take it upon themselves to abuse the good name of the German police," he added.

Except now they just might get away with it.

Thank you Ms. Merkel.



Gender-blind job application practice yields incredible results

Photo: AP
Leaders of Australian Public Service in an initiative to promote gender equality via blind recruitment efforts came up with interesting results when men and women filled out job applications that hid their gender.

The reason for the effort was to push more women into senior position jobs. 

The results revealed that removing the gender from a candidate's application does not, in fact, boost gender equality in hiring. In this study, it boosted a greater number of men being hired over women.

And interestingly enough, the trial also revealed that adding a male name to a candidate's application made them 3.2 percent less likely to get the job 
while adding a female name made it 2.9 percent more likely the candidate would be hired.  

So yes, there is a gender bias in hiring, at least in Australia, but it's the male gender that has the advantage.

Researchers thought that removing gender identifiers from an application  would make it easier for women to land the job in senior positions that have traditionally gone to men.

Wrong.

"We anticipated this would have a positive impact on diversity--making it more likely that female candidates and those from ethnic minorities are selected for the shortlist," Professor Michael Hiscox, a Harvard academic said. "We found the opposite, that de-identifying candidates reduced the likelihood of women being selected for the shortlist."

Hiscox warned governments and companies to consider the strong possibility that gender-blind hiring processes may actually lessen equality in the workplace, [but might enhance quality]. 

"We should hit pause and be very cautious about introducing this as a way of improving diversity, as it can have the opposite effect," he claimed.

But now we must ask ourselves, what does this really say about the hiring desirability of men vs. women for senior positions?

Why did men fare better than the women? 

And finally, is there a way to equalize these differences in the job market?


Bernie's wife really does, in fact, suck as a person

Senatah Bernie Sandahs' (Idiot--VT) wife has been accused of being a scum -crumpet who heartlessly tried to evict disabled group home residents when she was president of a Vermont college and closed on a real estate deal. She is now under FBI "matter" situation. 

Just kidding--it's an investigation.

The group home had 16 elderly residents was on property Jane Sanders purchased for the now defunct Burlington College in 2010 as part of an expansion project, according to conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claimed Thursday.

Jane Sanders is under FBI investigation in connection with her role in obtaining a bank loan for the expansion project which didn't work out and led to the college's closure.

Both Bernie and Jane Sanders have lawyered up in connection with the probe. Sen. Sanders called the probe "pretty pathetic," and politically motivated, but that's a lie. Jane Sanders is her claw-prints all over this.

Judicial Watch claims Jane Sanders sent a letter to an attorney representing the HowardCenter group home in January 2011. The letter stated that she was having difficulty evicting the 16 seniors.

Part of the letter Judicial Watch obtained under a public records request stated: 
"It is simply not fair to expect the College to continue to carry the burden of the expenses associated with housing both your population and ours until February 2012."
"The home for the disabled was being leased from the diocese and Jane was supposed to help relocate the residents, not evict them," Judicial Watch reported. 

Sanders' comments demonstrated her heartlessness and the level of suck-worthiness she possesses.

Sen. Sanders office had no comment.



Dems apparently afraid to cooperate with Trump on voter fraud

Democratic state officials who may or may not be guilty of voter fraud involvement are refusing to cooperate with the investigation of the same ordered by President Trump. They refuse to hand over "voter roll data" the commission is seeking, possibly due to the fact that it will negate their own elections. 

The refusal comes after Kris Kobach of Kansas (aka KKK) who is the secretary of state and serving as vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wrote to all 50 states (not 57, as Mr. Obama believed) asking for their input along with voter registration data.

According to an anonymous source, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) was literally shaking with fear and looked as if he lost much sleep over the request. He said in a statement, "I have no intention of honoring this request. Virginia conducts fair, honest, and democratic elections." 

The same source, who asked to be called Vinny Boombots,  said that he noticed McAuliffe had his fingers crossed when he wrote the statement.

The leftist governor claimed the commission is based on the "specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November."

Hey, what's a few million votes in a country as big and as wonderful as the good ole US of A?

Mr. Trump created the panel via executive order in May to review alleged voter fraud after seeing a show on TV about that topic. He made the tremendous and incredible claim that 3 million to 5 million people illegally voted in the 2016 presidential election.

The Kobach letter politely asked for recommendations on how to improve election integrity, "which had Democratic lawmakers literally rolling on the floor with laughter," Vinny Boombots said.
McAuliffe and a clapping felon

What really got the Democrat's goat was Kobach's request for voter information that would actually identify voters. You know, identification information like their names, date of birth, political party, voter history ("elections voted in"), the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, felony convictions, military status and more.

In other words, could they prove these people existed and were actual US citizens.

Kobach was clear in the request that he was only asking for "publicly-available voter roll data" under each state's laws.

This got the Democrats scurrying like rats on the Titanic without sheet music, Vinny said cryptically.

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill said in a statement that her office would provide the requested information "in the spirit of transparency," but added that some of the requested data is not sharable under state law, and she would ensure "the privacy of voters is honored by withholding protected data." She also seemed concerned that state officials "have not been told precisely what the Commission is looking for."

Virginia and California were obviously more peeved in their response.

McAuliffe, a close Clinton family ally and possible secret shopper said, "At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."

He was perhaps referring to illegal alien voter suppression, which he sees as racist and a sign of white privilege. He declared he wouldn't "divert resources" to this, as a little bead of sweat trickled down his cheek.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that he would "not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally."

Padilla added, "California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach."

Show me the debunking.

Kobach told The Kansas City Star he's simply looking for the "best data possible."

He called it "nonsense" that the data could be used to suppress the vote. "The purpose of the commission is to quantify different forms of voter fraud and registration fraud and offer solutions. And so you have to have this data in order to do any meaningful research."

Trump's claims of voter fraud and a commission to investigate it have been controversial from the start. 

In January, Trump called for a major investigation into voter fraud after telling lawmakers that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the November election. This allegation may have been inspired by the fact that Hillary Clinton [of Benghazi and illegal private server fame] received more popular votes than Trump and he punched back by claiming that those extra votes were illegal and without them, he would have also won the popular vote.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said at the time Trump first made the claim that he saw "no evidence" to corroborate the existence of fraud.

But there have been documented cases of voter fraud, including some cases Kobach pursued in Kansas.

But 3 to 5 million?

Who knew?




Does Maxine Waters want Trump exiled so she can join him?

Rep. (aka Ret.) Maxine Waters is about a quart low on her Haldol. Not only does she want President Trump impeached, she would also like to see him exiled.

But perhaps there's more to her desire to banish Mr. Trump to a faraway land--perhaps she would like to join him and Melania in a ménage à trois. At least that's what my anonymous source who goes by the pseudonym 'Vinny Boombots' has indicated. 

And that's disgusting.

Waters was once named the country's "most corrupt" elected official by the 
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics  after she sought a bailout for a bank that was connected to her family. So she's not the clean "Auntie" Maxine she pretends to be.

In spite of her incessant calls for Trump's impeachment, which began the minute after he was sworn-in as President, there's not a shred of evidence of a Russia-connection regarding the 2016 presidential election. But there is a connection of possible collusion with Obama and Russia--remember the open mike with President Dmitry Medvedev.


  1. When Trump goes to kiss Putin's ring at the G20 meeting, maybe he should just return to Russia w/ him & their favorite amb. Sergey Kislyak.
  2. Women are outraged and fed up with this President. Impeachment isn't enough. Should we explore exile?
  3. Mika is a dignified woman from a dignified family. Where did you come from, Trump?
  4. I'm outraged. The swamp creature strikes again. What do think he would do if someone said what he said today about Ivanka or Melania?
It's time for the 78-year-old Waters to retire, count the money she made off the backs of taxpayers, and fade into the sunset.

Vinny Boombots says that this is her plan--but only if she can get "Donald" to go with her. According to Vinny, she said of Mr. Trump, "I think he's cute, but don't tell anyone."


Berlin tells Erdogan: we don't want to hear you

Berlin -- Germany said that it rejected a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to speak to ethnic Turks in Germany next week while at the G20 summit.

Erdogan, you may recall, allowed (or ordered) his goons to brutally attack Kurdish protesters at the Turkish embassy in the U.S. He is also turning Turkey into yet another Islamic theocratic state.

Berlin-Ankara relations have deteriorated over Turkey's mass arrests of alleged state enemies after a failed coup last year along with other civil rights issues. That's what tends to happen when a dictator steps in, especially one using the guise of religion to gain power.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said they received a request for Erdogan to be able to address members of three million Turkish diaspora in the European Union.

"I explained weeks ago to my Turkish colleagues that we don't think that would be a good idea," Gabriel said while visiting Russia. He pointed to the lack of adequate police resources around the July 7-8 (G20) summit in Hamburg.

"I also said quite frankly that such an appearance would not be appropriate given the current adversarial situation with Turkey." However, he stressed that Erdogan would be "received with honors" at the summit.

Social Democratic Party candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz said that "foreign politicians who abuse our values must not be allowed to give inflammatory speeches in Germany."

"I don't want Mr. Erdogan, who is jailing members of the opposition and journalists in Turkey, to hold large-scale events in Germany," Schulz told the Bild

Ties have been extremely strained since the failed coup last July in Turkey. Tensions have worsened over a referendum campaign to expand Erdogan's powers, much like that of Egypt's Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Morsi was finally removed from office when he tried to expand his power and rule Egypt like a theocratic nation. Hopefully, the same will happen to Erdogan.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trump out tweets himself

MSNBC is about as far left as you can go in media and still pretend to be American. The show Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and his new sweetheart and bride to be, Mika Brzezinski, have been using President Trump as their private piñata on an almost daily basis.

The loving couple has gone so far as to call the President of the United States "mentally ill," "crazy," "the greatest liar that's ever sat in the White House," "a schmuck," "he looked like a thug," "he looked like a goon," "an idiot," "what an embarrassment to the United States," "he's Vladimir Putin's hostage," and so on. 

To make matters worse, Scarborough referred to Republicans as "fools." Sounds like he's gotten his hands on the Hillary Clinton campaign playbook.

So Trump tweeted in response to Brzezinski's most recent attack that Trump has a fake Time magazine cover of himself displayed at several of his properties:
"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)."
Next, President Trump gave Joe and Mika new sobriquets and tossed out an insult aimed at Brzezinski's appearance:
"Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" 
So within minutes, Brzezinski tweeted back with a photo of a Cheerios cereal box with the words: "Made for Little Hands," a reference to the accusation that Trump has unusually small hands and that implies small male anatomy (aka 'junk').

On Thursday's White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders had the unpopular task of having to defend Trump's tweeting. I didn't envy her and to be honest, as I've said before, Trump needs to stop tweeting every time he feels attacked, especially when his tweets sound like they're being sent from a schoolyard of a high school.

Yes, we like that Trump is outspoken, uncharacteristic and real. But there should be some degree of presidential decorum. Some degree.

It's so easy to bait Donald Trump--just say something outlandish and you have him responding with double the venom.  

He probably should shut off the TV and get his news from his staff.  This is not a reality TV show.

We need to be honest with how we evaluate President Trump. If he can do no wrong, then we only see him as a charismatic leader. If we see when he's wrong, then we're being realistic.

Sometimes he's really good, sometimes, not so much. 

This is one of the latter times.




H.R. McMaster says there's more than 1-way to go with NoKo's threat

President Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Wednesday that the administration is considering additional strategies on how to deal with North Korea. The military option is still very much on the table.

In a security conference along with Homeland Security Chief John Kelly, McMaster said that "The threat is much more immediate now and so it's clear that we can't repeat the same approach--failed approach of the past."

Using Einstein's famous quote in paraphrase he said it would be insanity to continue to do the same thing the U.S. has done for years and expect a different result.

McMaster's words come just a day prior to Trump meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The new South Korean leader vowed to stand firmly with President Trump against North Korea, mainly because he'd be a fool not to. Moon downplayed his past desire for a softer, gentler, weak approach toward the hermit nation.

"Together we will achieve the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program, peace on the Korean Peninsula and eventually peace in Northeast Asia," Moon said, as he took a deep drag off a fat one.


The talks between Tweetin' Trump and Moonbeam Moon begin tonight and then there will be formal talks tomorrow, Friday.

China wants Trump to negotiate with Kim. That's about as likely as Kim doing a TV ad for Nutri System in spandex biking pants. Trump is frustrated with China's anemic effort to pressure the North with economic pressure.

And corpulent Kim is showing no signs that he wishes to restart talks on giving up his nuclear aspirations. He'd sooner give up his favorite testicle than give up his nuke program.

Moon told liberal newspaper The Washington Post that North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "unreasonable" and "very dangerous." The Washington Post didn't know that.

Moon believes that North Korea needs to be pressured to get compliance from them and bragged that he got a B+ in Political Science, which was obvious when he delayed the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system the U.S. was going to deploy to the South. It would protect the citizens of South Korea as well as the 28,000 U.S. forces on the peninsula from ballistic missile attacks by the North Koreans.

No big deal, right Moon?

Moon ordered an environmental review before allowing additional launchers for THAAD because not only is he an idiot, he is also worried that shooting off a missile disturbs the hearing of some species of frogs.