A FASCINATING EXCHANGE WITH LYING JAMES CLAPPER

From Paul Mirengoff’s article at powerlineblog.com, we have this exchange – which occurred on January 6, 2017 – between Senator Tom Cotton and james clapper: Sen. Cotton: Director Clapper, you said to Senator McCain earlier “the intelligence community cannot gauge the impact” on the election [of Russian activity]. Is that because that kind of electoral analysis is not a task...

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THE TRUMP STRATEGY: WHEN WILL MEDIA ACKNOWLEDGE IT?

Trump threatened to leave NATO over the fact that most countries were not paying their required share of the costs.  But NATO needs us.  So, after the requisite complaining about his threat, countries came forth and started paying up. Trump threatened to leave NAFTA over the fact that it was such a bad deal for us.  But NAFTA Needs us to exist.  So, after the requisite complaining about his...

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GAZA’S RETRACTIONLESS RETRACTION

Does the name  Leila al-Ghandour ring a bell?  Probably not.   But, just as probably, you’ve heard of her. Leila al-Ghandour was the 8 month old baby that, world media lamented, was killed by Israeli soldiers on the Gaza border during one of those “protest” events earlier this month. Can you imagine?  Those murderous Israelis killing an innocent child during an innocent...

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WHY WE KNOW THE FBI PLANTED A SPY IN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

I was all set to write a relatively lengthy blog showing why it is so self-evidently obvious that the Obama-run FBI planted a spy – maybe more than one – in Donald Trump’s campaign. But Sharyl Attkisson – formerly an award-winning investigative reporter for CBS News, until CBS didn’t like how serious she was about real investigative reporting – has done such a...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S “DEAR KIM” LETTER

Here’s a letter to a head of state you don’t see every day: Is it just me, or is this the kind of  tone and structure you might expect when being told the job you interviewed for was given to one of the other candidates? Will it bring kim jung-un back to the (I’ve always wanted to use this in a context where it might make some sense) “peace process” between North...

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THE TODAY SHOW’S AMAZING “TRUMP SPY” REPORT

I still do not have online access to NBC’s Today Show report on the FBI spy planted in Donald Trump’s campaign. But it was on our TV and as it ran the first time I quickly noticed how strongly it leaned in favor of the FBI and against President Trump – to the point where, if I heard correctly, it either suggested or claimed outright that there was no spy planted at...

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THE GENERIC BALLOT TREND

The first thing you have to remember in reading the generic ballot trend – that is, the movement on whether voters say the will cast their ballots for Democrats or Republicans in this year’s mid-term elections – is that it not only is changing now, but it can easily change again before November – in either direction. With that in mind, here is a graph showing the...

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THE NEW NFL “NATIONAL ANTHEM RULE”

The NFL, having seen its attendance, and (far more importantly) TV ratings, plummet during its “kneel for the National Anthem” era, has instituted a new rule. First, let’s look at the numbers themselves, via data supplied by Richard Deitch’s article (which clearly leans in favor of the kneeling players) for Sports Illustrated: NBC’s Sunday Night Football 2017: 18.175...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Richard Pollock, writing for dailycaller.com, and – as does my previous blog – concerns robert mueller’s desperate attempt to prevent anything he and his Star Chamber are doing from seeing the light of day. How clumsy is the attempt?  Read this: On May 9, Eric A. Dubelier, a partner with Reed Smith, a prestigious American law firm that...

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THE MUELLER UNRAVELING

It’s happening in front of our eyes. For the second time, robert mueller has asked a federal judge to delay the trial of 13 russians and 3 russian companies he has accused of collusion with the Trump administration. And why is this significant?  Because if there is a trial mueller and his witch hunters have to provide “discovery”.  In other words, it won’t be just a...

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OUR IMPOSSIBLY COMPROMISED MEDIA

At 72 years of age, and a political junkie for most of my adult life, I’ve seen a lot of media providing a lot of reportage on the subject. But, in all this time, I have never seen anything like the level of partisan dishonesty most mainstream media have foisted on us about Donald Trump over these past two years.  Nothing even comes close. Massive, indisputable, irrefutable evidence of...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s comes to us from President Donald Trump, via his Twitter account. Mr. Trump,  understandably upset by the going-nowhere “investigations” launched against him, and understandably exultant over how things are now moving, has just tweeted this: “Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam...

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THE BRONX BOMBERS

Apropos of nothing political… …if a major league baseball team hit, say, 7 home runs every four games, it would wind up the season with about 283 of them – enough to blow the current record of 264 to smithereens. The New York Yankees have hit 17 home runs in the last four games.  Not 7, but 17. Wow. OK, back to politics, where – for both teams – there are far more...

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THE TODAY SHOW TRUMP NON-STORY

The lead story on this morning’s Today Show is that Michael Cohen’s business partner, Evgeny Friedman, has agreed to a plea deal for offenses related to personal tax evasion, and will presumably get a break in return for his testimony. What testimony?  Related to what?  That has not been announced. However, this was enough for Today to make it the lead story – complete with...

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