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Dorian Shoves the Amazon Fires off the Climate Alarmist Radar

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The only positive thing about Hurricane Dorian is that it gives the Climate alarmists something to virtue-signal about other than the Amazon rain forest fires. – Hey, at least Hurricane Dorian is the real deal, although it is certainly not, as some alarmists claimed on Sunday, the most powerful hurricane in modern times. That title still rests with Hurricane Camille, which packed 210 mph sustained winds when it devastated Mississippi, Alabama and much of the Gulf Coast way back in 1969.

Still, Dorian’s a big deal, one that is pounding the Bahamas as I write this, and no one in its path should take it lightly. It’s a real danger to human lives.

Then there are the fires in the Amazon rain forest, which have over the last 30 days been the subject of a major, focused campaign in the media to stoke climate alarm. Unlike Dorian, this is not a real thing, at least in the way the media and our celebrity virtue-signalers have portrayed it. The media has, of course, focused its efforts on trying to blame the entire problem on the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who, like President Donald Trump, is a populist. What a surprise, right?

Yes, the number of fires in the Amazon are up in 2019 as compared to 2018. Yes, they are slightly above the 10-year average. But, as you can see in the chart below, they are way down from most years during the first decade of the 21st century, a time during which Brazil had a socialist government, a time during which no one in the Climate alarmist community or our fake news media attempted to blame Amazon fires on the Brazilian government. Funny how that works.

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As is always the case with climate alarmist campaigns designed to frighten the public, the images used in the campaign’s messaging are as fake as many of the messages. When French President Emanuel Macron issued a tweet falsely claiming, “The Amazon rain forest — the lungs which produce 20% of our planet’s oxygen — is on fire,” the photo he used to accompany the false message was of a fire that occurred during the 1990s.

That 20% claim was echoed throughout the climate alarmist virtue-signaling community, with Usual Suspects like Leonardo DiCaprio, soccer star Christian Renaldo and many others cutting-and-pasting it. The New York Times and Washington Post and CNN, MSNBC and all the other major U.S. fake news outlets also repeated the false claim. CNN was of course the worst of all, at one point running a banner with the false claim, “Fires Burning at Record Rate in Amazon Forest.” In another segment, the fake news network’s “climate reporter” hysterically claimed without evidence that, “The current fires are without precedent in the past 20,000 years.”

As reported by Michael Shellenberger in Forbes, that 20% claim is utter nonsense. Shellenberger quotes one of the leading experts on the Amazon rain forest, Dan Nepstad, as saying, “It’s bullshit. There’s no science behind that. The Amazon produces a lot of oxygen but it uses the same amount of oxygen through respiration so it’s a wash.”

But aren’t the Amazon fires still a problem? Sure they are. As Neptstad notes in a more detailed interview with Shellenberger at Environmental Progress, in some years they can produce as much as 3-4% of global carbon emissions. Nepstad also notes that almost all of the Amazon fires are started by humans engaged in deforestation efforts, so it is a problem that can be addressed through proper economic incentives.

But that will never happen so long as we continue to live in this Climate Change fantasy world in which the religious dogma of the left literally prevents any accurate, truthful acknowledgement of real causes. Even worse, the dogma demands that any and all “solutions” must be socialist in nature because the religion of Climate Change is not driven by “climate” at all, but by politics.

Matt Ridley, writing in the UK Spectator, summed it up thusly:

“The temptation to moralise on social media is so strong among footballers, actors and politicians alike that it is actually doing harm. Get the economic incentives right and the world will save its forests. Preach and preen and prevaricate, and you’ll probably end up inadvertently depriving more toucans and tapirs of their rainforest habitat.”

Well, yeah, but so what? It’s the virtue signal that matters.

That is all.

 

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Lawrence O’Donnell is What Happens When all Standards of Journalism are Gone

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Last week, after President Donald Trump had said that, because his three predecessors in the job failed to deal with China’s unfair trade practices, and therefore he was the “chosen one” to do so, the Democrat-toadying news media went berserk. “Trump thinks he’s the Chosen one!” they wailed, “Trump compares himself to a messiah!” the headlines roared. On and on and on it went, even though the President was very clearly using the term “chosen one” in a highly ironic and humorous manner.

But of course, when it comes to covering the President, our fake news media toadies have no sense of humor or irony. President Trump is, to these Democrat-activists-with-press-passes, the devil incarnate after all, and thus every word must be taken literally.

Then there’s Joe Biden, the Unfrozen Caveman Senator who seldom knows what town or state he happens to be in, and can’t remember the name of that guy he served with as Vice President. Biden this week related a story of military heroism he claimed to have witnessed while serving as Veep, a story in which he supposedly placed himself in harm’s way to visit a wounded warrior in a military hospital in Iraq – or was it Afghanistan? Hey, it’s just details.

The story ends with Biden heroically traveling to that hospital despite being warned of the dangers involved, and the heroic soldier refusing the medal he was offered because the fellow heroic soldier he had attempted to save had ended up dying. It’s a great story in which the only accurate part was the part about the heroic soldier.

Every other aspect of the story Biden related was completely false, as even the Washington Post managed to bring itself to admit. Simply not true, as in did not happen.

Yet our Democrat-toadying fake news media has gone to heroic lengths itself to excuse Biden’s latest despicable fabrication as just another gaffe. Why, that’s just ol’ Joe Biden, he does this stuff all the time. It’s part of who he is, and it shouldn’t be held against him.

Ok, fine. Having a sense of humor and irony is also part of who President Donald Trump is. Why, you might ask, is that invariably held against him by our fake national press corps?

The answer is simple: our fake national press corps has mounted a focused campaign of dehumanization against Donald Trump the candidate and Donald Trump the President for four solid years now. In this campaign, Trump is a monster, a non-human who the fake journalists must not ever make the mistake of characterizing in human terms.

This dehumanization campaign is also why we saw NBC and its despicable host Lawrence O’Donnell clearly intentionally slander President Trump and Trump Enterprises by claiming some loans taken out by the company had been co-signed by Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin. After the Trump lawyers sent a letter promising a major lawsuit were the false report not retracted within 24 hours, O’Donnell was forced to issue a grudging semi-apology in which he hilariously claimed to have not adhered to NBC’s “rigorous” standards.  Please.

The strategy here was clear: Slander the non-human President with an outrageous, unsourced lie, and then wait a day to issue a half-hearted apology knowing that 5 times as many Americans would hear and believe the initial claim than would ever even hear about its semi-retraction. This is what happens when all former journalistic ‘standards’ have completely disappeared.

Our nation’s media establishment as it exists today is now nothing more than a political party. Wait, that’s not quite accurate: It is in fact nothing more than the propaganda arm of the national Democrat Party. The corporate media have long been heavily biased in the Democrats’ favor, but always in the past, there were still enough editors and anchors within those organizations who possessed the journalistic integrity to prevent their operations from going completely off the rails into outright slanderous/libelous behavior.

Those people are all gone now. Even at Fox News, Shep Smith is allowed to engage in the most outrageously false monologues imaginable during what is supposed to be a straight news hour each day.

Today’s news media is a daily race against the competition to see who can do the best, most outrageous job of dehumanizing and damaging a duly-elected POTUS while covering for all the bad actors who are destroying our society’s institutions. These are not news operations – they are slander factories with no standards, no editorial control, no integrity.

They are abominations to a free society, enemies of the people, plain and simple.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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James Comey Walks Free, For Now

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, James Comey walks free, for now. – That was the big uproar on Thursday, and my only question is why did the media and politicians treat it as if was some sort of news? We have known for three solid weeks now that the Department of Justice had decided not to prosecute the nation’s most prominent Teenage Drama Queen for his rampant internal malfeasance. So, why was everyone tossing such a fit about it?

Assuming William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham really are performing an investigation into the origins of Spygate – which is far from a safe assumption at this point – I can even understand the rationale behind merely humiliating Comey with yesterday’s Inspector General report documenting his serial leaking of FBI documents. After all, the Department of Justice theoretically does not possess unlimited resources to pursue every case that comes its way – unless your name is Roger Stone or Paul Manafort, of course – so better to conserve those resources for prosecuting Comey’s role in the failed coup d’etat that was mounted within the FBI and other agencies against President Donald Trump throughout 2016 and 2017.

Still, with every tweet he issues and every TV appearance he makes, Comey personifies the dual system of justice that continues to exist in our country. Because the simple fact of the matter is that if you or I leaked FBI documents to the New York Times, whether directly or through a “friend,” you or I would be spending time in the federal pokey.

It is now crystal clear that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions never had any intention of lifting a finger to end that duality within our justice system, and we have all hoped William Barr would be different. Yet, here we sit, fully six months into Barr’s term in office without having seen a single perp walk, indictment, or even any clear indication that he or Durham have taken the step of convening a grand jury. We did, finally, at long last, get the latest IG report from the plodding Michael Horowitz’s office on Thursday, and it turns out to be just another exercise in finger shaking at just another naughty boy that produces no real result and no real public satisfaction that anything real is actually being done.

The next bit of Horowitz-produced Kabuki theater, his full report on the abuse of the FISA process that enabled the Spygate operation to take place, will be the next shoe to drop. The public record is damning on Comey’s role in all of that – he lied repeatedly to the FISA court about the veracity of the Steele Dossiere and its contents. He put his personal signature on FISA applications that he knew to be outright frauds on the Court, a reality borne out by his own testimony before congress. We know the same about Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates and others.

Supposedly that long-overdue report will drop shortly after Labor Day. Supposedly. Will it contain any criminal referrals, and if it does, will they be pursued by the DOJ? That’s an open question. After all, Horowitz’s April 2018 report targeting Andrew McCabe contained criminal referrals, and the only thing DOJ did to McCabe was fire him. Today, McCabe is not only a free man, he is a highly-paid “contributor” to CNN. He and Comey probably popped the cork on a bottle of Dom last night to celebrate Comey’s continuing liberty.

Rumors have been flying around this week that Barr and Durham are indeed about to finally, at long last indict McCabe for his various well-documented crimes. If so, that would represent a good start. But it would be just a start.

If it is really his true intention to try to restore Americans’ faith in our system of justice, William Barr has miles to go before he sleeps.

That is all.

 

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Why Stacey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke Won’t Go Home and Run for the Senate

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, why aren’t the Democrat Party’s favorite “rising star” loooooosers running for the senate in 2020?– That is a question that is on a lot of people’s minds today, especially in Georgia and Texas.

In case you missed it yesterday, Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson announced he would resign his seat at the end of this year, meaning that Governor Brian Kemp will be able to appoint his successor. However, although Isakson would not have been up for re-election until 2022, Georgia law requires the holding of a special election in November, 2020 to determine who will get to serve the final two years of his term. That means that both Georgia senate seats will be on the ballot in 2020, as Republican incumbent David Perdue is also up for re-election.

All of which makes many Georgia Democrats long for the second coming of their beloved loooooooser, Stacey Abrams. Abrams, if you’ll remember, lost her run for governor to Kemp last November by 56,000 votes, but has been running around the country ever since then claiming to be the rightful governor of Georgia. That utterly false claim has been echoed by pretty much every prominent Democrat in the country, everyone of whom fully knows they’re lying.

But hey, they’re Democrats. That’s what they do.

Abrams has been roundly characterized by our fake news media as one of the Democrats’ most promising “rising stars.” She was given the role of responding to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, a role in which she proved to be a rank mediocrity. She has been rumored to be a shoe-in to be Joe Biden’s running mate in 2020, assuming the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator still knows who he is a year from now.

So, you’ll have to excuse Georgia Democrats today if they’re all sitting around wondering, “Where’s our Stacey?” They’ve got not one, but two open senate seats now, and Stacey’s nowhere to be found. Indeed, within moments of Isakson’s announcement on Wednesday, an Abrams spokesperson made it very clear that “Leader Abrams” would not be running for his seat, just as she will not be running for Perdue’s seat.

The spokesperson gave us no idea as to what Abrams is actually the “Leader” of, other than her nascent effort to create even more vote fraud opportunities for Democrats in Georgia and all over the country. The spokesperson also did not elaborate on the reasons why Abrams refuses to run.

But the answer is clear: Abrams and her fellow Democrats cleared out every cemetery and drove every illegal alien in Georgia to the polls in 2018, and she still got clobbered by Kemp. If she thought she could win one of these senate seats, she would run. But she has no confidence that she could win either seat, or indeed any statewide election in Georgia.

Abrams also knows one of the most rigid laws of politics: a person can lose one statewide election in any given state and live to fight another day; indeed, you can even be your party’s fantasy hero. But lose two statewide elections in a span of two years, and your career as a viable political figure is well and truly done.

She’s a Democrat, so she’d much rather be the “Leader” of the next iteration of the famous voter-fraud factory ACORN for the next few years and see how things shape up in 2024, 2026 and beyond. It’s the only smart play she has.

We see the exact same dynamic at work with Irish Bob O’Rourke in Texas. O’Rourke’s pathetic presidential campaign has been dead in the water for four solid months now despite his continuing very strong fundraising efforts, yet he still plugs along, embarrassing himself on the national stage 3 or 4 times each week.

Meanwhile, incumbent Republican Senator John Cornyn is up for re-election in 2020, and he has yet to draw anything resembling a credible opponent from the Texas Democrat Party. Of course, that’s mainly because Irish Bob is the only thing resembling a credible opponent the Texas Democrat Party actually has on its roster.

But how credible would he be this time around? It’s obviously a question the clownish ex-congressman runs around in his own mind these days. We have to remember that, while he managed to come within 3% of beating Ted Cruz in 2018, Sen. Cruz is far less popular and far more controversial in Texas than Cornyn is. Running against Cornyn would be much more like challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, who easily won his own re-election campaign in 2018 by a comfortable 12 points.

And what about money? Would Irish Bob be able to raise another $80 million from all of his California supporters for a run against Cornyn? You can bet Cornyn won’t get caught flat-footed on that money situation like Cruz did last year, when O’Rourke was able to out-spend him by a 3 to 1 margin.

So again, Irish Bob was able to remain viable after losing one statewide election, so viable that, as late as January, it was reasonable to consider him among the favorites to win the Democrat nomination. But go back and lose a second statewide election, and Irish Bob would have a very hard time even going back to El Paso and trying to win back his old congressional seat.

So that’s why you folks in Georgia and Texas won’t be seeing the Democrat Party’s favorite looooooooooooser “rising stars” on the 2020 ballot. Far better to to be a fantasy “star” and live to fight another day than to be a two-time statewide loooooooooser with nowhere to go but down.

That is all.

 

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New Poll: Just 1 in 3 Americans Believe the Official Story about Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When the top line of a new poll is not the real story.–  I laughed out loud when I saw the topline numbers of the new Emerson College poll that was released this morning. My laughter was totally at the expense of Irish Bob O’Rourke, who has now dropped below the likes of Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang in the pecking order of this particular poll. 

Mere words cannot express the amount of pleasure it gives this 7th-generation Texan to see this fraudulent circus clown falling down into 4th-tier status, relegated to competing with the likes of Amy Klobuchar and Julian Castro for the crumbs that fall from the vote-filled cookies being consumed by Crazy Uncle Joe and The Commie.

For purposes of illustrating that joy, here is what I looked like at about 11:00 CT this morning:

Hey, don’t judge me! I had to sit through interminable hours of ads for this guy’s failed senate campaign last year – I’m entitled to a minute or two of heavy gloating. So is Senator Ted Cruz, come to think of it.

Anyway, I initially thought this was the big story out of this otherwise unsurprising poll, and figured that I’d focus on that, along with Yang’s fairly surprising 4% and Mayor Pete’s continuing fade from relevance for this afternoon’s Update.

But then I browsed through news reports about the poll, and came across this one at Business Insider:

  • Only 33% of Americans agree with an autopsy report that says Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, according to a new poll.
  • The Emerson College poll also found that 34% of respondents said they believe he was murdered, falling in line with numerous conspiracy theories that have flourished since the disgraced financier’s death.

So, three weeks of fake news media reports assuring us that Epstein’s extremely convenient death was a simple suicide, after the autopsy came back in support of that finding, and after what we are supposed to believe was a full and complete investigation by the stalwart “rank and file” of the FBI, only one in three Americans are actually buying the official narrative here.

Business Insider, as an arm of Yahoo News, naturally blames it all on “conspiracy theories” being promoted by those nasty people on social media, and to be honest, there have been a lot of alternative theories thrown into the public mix about Epstein’s demise. Still this 33% belief in the official narrative represents an extraordinary failure by those who have invested so much time and effort in its promotion.

The reasons for that have little to do with the promotion of “conspiracy theories,” though. In fact, the biggest problem that the FBI and its fake media toadies have here comes in the form of the actual facts about the case that have been made public.

There are just too many odd coincidences that took place related to the security measures for the government’s most high-profile prisoner to be believed by anyone capable of critical thought processes. This is, after all, the same federal law enforcement complex who the fake news media has been assuring us is pretty much infallible since it became publicly known that they attempted to fix the 2016 elections.

But now, that same fake news media expects you all to believe that, in a case involving a life-long pedophile billionaire who happened to be running buddies with all manner of prominent leftist political figures and celebrities, why, that infallible federal law enforcement complex was just as bumbling and clownishly-incompetent as can be! Just your ordinary, everyday confluence of incompetence and bad luck, folks! Nothing to see here! Go on about your business! um, please?

As is pretty much always the case, Americans are not as stupid as the fake media believes them to be. After all, if they were that stupid, Irish Bob O’Rourke would be a U.S. Senator now, Stacey Abrams would be Governor of Georgia, and Al Gore would be a former President instead of the second incarnation of P.T. Barnum.

What we are seeing here is sort of a 56 years-later replay of the aftermath of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Because there was no Internet or social media back in 1963, it took a lot longer to happen, but once all the disturbing facts surrounding that killing of a U.S. president slowly made their way into the public domain, public belief in the official narrative, which had been initially fairly high, plummeted.

That skepticism about the official findings that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin lingers into modern times. In a poll published in October, 2017, FiveThirtyEight found that just 33% of Americans buy into the Oswald-as-lone-nut theory.

The reality is that the 1 in 3 Americans who still buy into the official stories related to Epstein and Oswald believe them mainly because they, like Fox Mulder, want to believe. Many Americans just cannot accept the reality that their government would intentionally lie to them, yet there is no longer any doubt at all that the Warren Commission’s report was filled with hundreds if not thousands of outright lies about what happened in Dallas when JFK was killed. The government withheld all sorts of evidence in that case and lied about so much more.

So, if most of the public is skeptical about what we are being told happened to Jeffrey Epstein, they have very valid reasons for feeling that way, and our fake news media has played an enormous role in creating that lingering lack of trust.

That is all.

 

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Don’t Forget Hillary Clinton, America – She Hasn’t Forgotten About You

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Not that anything this clown does actually matters anymore, but what the heck. – Irish Bob O’Rourke, the arm-waving, tire-changing, dental-cleaning-streaming failed senate candidate from Texas, just keeps going lower and lower in his desperate attempts to attract attention to his failing presidential campaign.

Yesterday, as an obvious virtue-signal to the New York Times and CNNs of the world, the fake Hispanic had his staff forcibly remove Joel Pollack, a reporter for Breitbart news, from an event at Benedict College, a historically-black college in Columbia, S.C. The reason why Pollack was removed? None given by the candidate, mainly because none of the other supposed “journalists” in attendance from Democrat toadying news outlets could summon the journalistic integrity to simply ask the question.

Pollack said one O’Rourke staffer claimed he was being removed because he had been “disruptive” at past events, but that is manifestly untrue. Ultimately, he was given the option of either going quietly or being arrested by a campus police officer on the scene.

This is how the radical left treats news organizations who don’t just parrot their daily talking points. One would think the press might have learned this lesson after so many of its people had been spied upon and had their homes broken into and illegally searched by the Obama Administration, but they are obviously blinded by their own political biases.

Again, nothing O’Rourke does really matters in the overall context of this nominating race – he lost any chance he had to be a factor months ago – but this incident provides just one more example of the rank socialist/Alynskyite thuggery on open display by the various candidates for the Democrat nomination.

Hey, what happened to the pantsuits? – The Daily Mail this morning has a photo-filled report on the Pantsuit Princess strolling with a friend around the Hamptons, wearing what appears to be someone’s bedroom drapes:

Oh, and to think we could have had her representing the United States at the G-7 this past weekend. What a missed opportunity!

Ok, let’s move on.

Oh, wait. No, let’s think about this for a moment. How do you think photo spreads like this one make their way into the Daily Mail? Do you think the Daily Mail employs thousands of reporters all over the globe to just follow people like the Fainting Felon around to get the fab photos of them on their daily strolls?

No, these photo spread pieces happen because the subjects of them want them to happen. The subjects either know the stringer paparazzi are around and go out of their way to get photographed, or they actively hire a photo-journalist to take the photos and pay them to get them over to the Daily Mail, the Star and other similar tabloids.

The Grasping Grifter is looking for attention. She hasn’t been in the public eye much lately, ever since her world talking tour with her hubby and Jeffrey Epstein’s best buddy Bill fell apart due to lack of interest and paying customers.

The Coughing Crook is desperate to remain in the public’s consciousness. Why? Because she continues to maintain hopes that the Democrat nominating process, with its new, proportional awarding of delegates in the primary process, will end in a hung convention. She is most likely working behind the scenes to secure support from the “super delegates” who will end up being the deciding factor in such a scenario. That support will only be there if she remains a currently-relevant public figure.

So, hey, she’s got her a new look, and she wanted to show it off.

Hey, remember me? Hillary? I’m still around, and look! No more pantsuits, America! The bedroom curtain look is now in! Don’t forget about me! I certainly haven’t forgotten about you!

Guess I’m going to have to come up with another nickname.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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William Barr’s Time for Choosing has Arrived

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Boy, here’s a shocker, huh? – Footage from a camera stationed outside the cell in which pedophile and longtime pal of the Clintons Jeffrey Epstein mysteriously died a few weeks ago has been deemed as “unusable” by federal investigators. Oh, golly, how surprising that is.

Ok, it’s not surprising at all, is it? Seriously, this is like a bad episode of Jake and the Fat Man at this point. Was there anybody with a functioning brain still out there who did not fully expect to read this report at some point soon?

Hey, here’s another question someone at our Department of No-Justice should answer: Why has it taken so long for this “news” to be made public? Epstein was found dead in his cell 17 days ago – are we now being asked to believe it took that long for those eagle-eyed FBI guys to actually think to review video footage? How obvious is it that the real answer here is that the FBI no doubt reviewed the video evidence as a first step, but waited until public attention on the case had died down before letting this crucial piece of information out to the press?

The other little bit of news in the Washington Post story linked above is this:

Prosecutors have since moved to drop the charges against Epstein – although they continue to investigate those who might have conspired with him. A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday to consider the matter and has indicated that those who say Epstein victimized them will be allowed to speak in court.

Well, of course. You can’t prosecute a very conveniently dead man, now, can you? But gosh, isn’t is just so sweet that a few of Epstein’s thousands of victims will be allowed to “speak in court?” I’m sure that will make it all better for them.

As for this nonsense about prosecutors continuing to investigate Epstein’s conspirators, well, we can’t help noticing that Ghislain Maxwell continues to just fly all over the world, free as a bird, or perhaps free as Hillary Clinton and James Comey and Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok and on and on and on.

The big question in all of this and so much more is, when will Attorney General William Barr do something real, something other than talking a good game, something to prove that he is  a real AG and not just the second coming of Jeff Sessions?

Well, a golden opportunity to do so just landed in his lap. Useless apparatchik U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu decided she just can’t decide whether or not to prosecute Andrew McCabe for his serial leaking of classified information and lying about it to superiors within the DOJ. Thus, that decision will now be made at DOJ headquarters in Washington, DC.

Here is your moment, Mr. Barr. You have a suspect whose internal behavior was so poor so frequently that he merited the conduct of a full-fledged Inspector General investigation, the report from which was issued way back in April, 2018. That report was so disturbing that even the otherwise feckless Sessions decided to fire McCabe. It also contained criminal referrals for McCabe’s repeatedly lying to investigators and superiors at the FBI and DOJ, the same alleged crimes for which Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecuted and threw several people in jail during the course of his Witch Hunt.

Here is a chance for Mr. Barr to conclude a process that has gone on for so long that at least one U.S. Attorney quit her job over the slow pace of the decision-making by Liu and others. From the New York Times report:

…[the case]… has been under investigation for so long that the term expired for the grand jury hearing evidence. One of the lead prosecutors, Kamil Shields, was unhappy with the lengthy decision-making process and has since left the Justice Department for private practice. Ms. Shields declined to comment.

This is a case into which a real, decisive Attorney General would step and do the right thing. It’s a clear and unambiguous opportunity for William Barr to demonstrate that the two-tiered system of justice that existed in our country for the 24 years before Donald Trump took office will come to an end under his watch.

If Andrew McCabe is allowed to skate and go onto become wealthy thanks to his benefactors at CNN, then we all should forget about any of the bad actors who tried to fix the 2016 election and mounted a failed coup d’etat against a sitting President of the United States ever seeing anything resembling “justice.”

For William Barr, the time for choosing has arrived.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time. 

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And Just Like That, Biden’s Lead Evaporated

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, remember way back in April, when I told you Joe Biden’s polling lead would be gone by October 1? – Well, that deadline came early, at least in the Monmouth poll, which was updated today:

Ok, so, it’s just one poll, right? Right.

But wait, there was also this Emerson poll that came out on Friday:

The Biden lead there is within the poll’s margin of error.

Thus, the two most-current polls in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls show the Biden lead, which on May 9 sat at 27 points over Sanders, is now basically gone. We’ll have to wait to see if that trend continues as the other polling groups release their updated findings over the next 10 days or so.

But what is obviously happening is what I told you all would happen back in April: The more Biden becomes exposed to the public, the more voters look around for some viable alternative. More and more, those voters are settling on Elizabeth Warren as that alternative, both to Biden and to Sanders.

That just proves another point I made to you way back in April: Democrat voters just love a great liar, as we have witnessed in every nominating process since 1992. What better liar is there in the current field of mediocrities than the lifelong reprehensible fraud nicknamed Fauxcahontas?

Two more things to note in recent Democrat polling trends: Kamala Harris continues to be a horrifically awful candidate who is about as appealing as a bottle of insect repellant, and Pete Buttigieg is basically a non-factor who can’t get out of the 4-7% range.

The reality is that this is currently a 3-person race, and one of those persons, Biden, is just going see his numbers keep falling until he finally gains a grasp on reality and gives up the ghost.

Here are my odds for who will be the ultimate winner of the 2020 Democrat nomination:

Fauxcahontas – 3 to 2

The Commie – 5 to 1

Harris – 10 to 1

Biden – 100  to 1

Someone else in the current field – 25 to 1

Someone not in the current field – Even money

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Patience is the Key to Supporting President Trump’s China Policies

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Funny how this all works. – The key for being a fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with China is simple: Stay calm and wait a few days for things to work out before judging any action he takes.

If you’re panic-prone, things looked fairly bleak last Friday. The stock market had a terrible day, with the Dow dropping 600+ points after China announced a new round of tariffs on more American goods. Seemingly making matters worse (at least if you’re panic-prone), the President responded by announcing on Twitter that he would respond to China’s latest provocation by placing new tariffs on Chinese goods and raising already-existing tariffs. Raising the stakes even higher, Mr. Trump also called out China and its President Xi Jinping, for continuing to smuggle deadly fentanyl into the United States, promising harsh consequences if things did not change.

Yikes.

If you obsess over the market futures and other market minutiae, things still looked bad when you went to bed Sunday night, with Dow futures down more than 200 points and falling. Then you got up this morning, turned on CNBC or Fox Business and, presto change-o, the Dow futures were up 170! So what happened while you were sleeping to cause such a major shift in the outlook for Monday?

Well, the first thing was the announcement by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of a big, shiny new trade deal between our two countries. Next you had Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussing the progress of negotiations on a major new trade deal between those two longtime trading partners. Combine those with the new deal with South Korea, the USMCA and ongoing trade negotiations with major trading partners like Brazil and India, and the markets were reminded China is far from the only game in town where the Trump trade agenda is concerned.

What is taking place here is a global resetting of international trade, a 50-years-late ending of the post-WWII Marshall Plan, a plan in which the United States agreed to take it on the chin where international trade was concerned in order to help rebuild the economies of all the countries, like Germany and China and Japan, which had attempted to destroy the free world just a few years earlier.

The original thought process behind the Marshall Plan was that it would remain in effect for about 25 years at most. Here we are 74 years later, and we finally have a President in place who has the intestinal fortitude and negotiating skills necessary to start the Great Unwinding.

Then there’s the ongoing issue of Chinese government-sanctioned smuggling of fentanyl, the greatest deadly drug epidemic of modern times. Late yesterday evening, Mexican officials announced they had seized a Chinese shipment containing 25.75 TONS of fentanyl, a drug that can be lethal with the consumption of just a few grams. The shipment originated in Shanghai, and was headed for Culiacán, Sinaloa, headquarters for the Sinaloa Cartel, whose target market is the United States of America.

Folks, that amount of fentanyl is enough to kill every man, woman, child, dog, cat, and Baltimore rat in the United States many, many times over. That shipment is about as close to an act of outright war any country can commit against another without firing a shot or flying a jet into a skyscraper.

Funny thing: Just a couple of hours after that seizure of Chinese fentanyl was made public, the Chinese government called President Trump and then publicly announced that it was ready to re-start trade negotiations in earnest.

Wow, what a coincidence, huh?

Now, very little of this will make its way into the pages of the New York Times or the air time of CNN or MSNBC or any of the three broadcast networks, all of whom roundly ridiculed President Trump for his “rash” remarks last Friday. But here we sit, just three days later, and he has been proved 100% right and fully justified, yet again, by subsequent events.

It is amazing how consistently this phenomenon happens. Why, it’s almost as if the President of the United States knows things that our fake news media is not privy to. Go figure.

Mark Penn, who is a very smart guy in most ways, has a piece in The Hill this morning in which he correctly notes that the President should keep pushing China but then incorrectly advises him to stay off of Twitter. Penn of course wrote this in a panic over the President’s Friday tweets.  Had he waited just half a day longer, he’d have probably noticed that everything Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday had by Monday been borne out and supported by subsequent events.

So, next time you see President Trump tweet out something that seems outrageous or non-reflective of reality as you know it at that moment in time, wait a few days and see how your reality changes before you react negatively to it.

You’ll be glad you did.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time. 

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