Dead Cats: GoogleLedger, 05/18/18, (30)26 James Brody

McCarthy – Crossfire Hurricane; Cooke – A Willful Lie.

MUELLER: Strassel – Trump set up; Durden – Horowitz refers for prosecution; Drudge Links 05-18-18.

LEADS: Savov – Google’s Ledger; McCormack – Cut to  Planned Parenthood; Bedard – 10.7 million legal immigrants.

HEALTH  CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.

RECOMMENDED: Mark Levin, 5-17-18; Convention of States Guide

 

“Women have a hard time of it in this world. They are oppressed by man-made laws, man-made social customs, masculine egoism, the delusion of masculine superiority. Their one comfort is the assurance that, even though it may be impossible to prevail against man, it is always possible to enslave and torture a man.” “Duty Before Security”, The Smart SetJune 1919; “The Incomparable Buzzsaw”, Prejudices: Second Series, Ch. 10 (1920) HL Mencken. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation”

“If you’re a fading Baby Boomer, you’re faintly amused that the FBI code-named its Trump-Russia investigation “Crossfire Hurricane.” It’s an homage to the Rolling Stones golden oldie “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” — which, come to think of it, might just be a perfect handle for John Brennan, the former Obama CIA director whose specter hovers over each critical juncture of the case.

“The young’uns may not believe it, but back before it was known as ‘classic rock,’ you couldn’t just play your crossfire hurricane on Spotify. You had to spin it. Fittingly, that is exactly what the New York Times has done in Wednesday’s blockbuster report on the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

“The quick take on the 4,100-word opus is that the Gray Lady ‘buried the lede.’ Fair enough: You have to dig pretty deep to find that the FBI ran ‘at least one government informant’ against the Trump campaign — and to note that the Times learned this because ‘current and former officials’ leaked to reporters the same classified information about which, just days ago, the Justice Department shrieked ‘Extortion!’ when Congress asked about it.

“But that’s not even the most important of the buried ledes. What the Times story makes explicit, with studious understatement, is that the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

“That is, there was no criminal predicate to justify an investigation of any Trump-campaign official. So, the FBI did not open a criminal investigation. Instead, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation and hoped that evidence of crimes committed by Trump officials would emerge. But it is an abuse of power to use counterintelligence powers, including spying and electronic surveillance, to conduct what is actually a criminal investigation. . . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/crossfire-hurricane-new-york-times-report-buries-lede/

Charles C. W. Cooke, NRO:  “On a Willful Lie from the Press”

“. . .Trump didn’t “lash out at undocumented immigrants,” or “refer to immigrants as ‘animals.’” Rather, he referred to members of the murderous gang, MS-13,as “animals” after a questioner brought the outfit up by name. That he was responding to the question, not riffing on illegal immigrants in general, is extremely obvious to anyone who has watched the full footage of the exchange, which, presumably, is why every single news story that suggests otherwise features a truncated clip or transcript that edits the questioner out. “Here, from CSPAN, is a good example of the trick.

“What these outlets are doing here is lying. There is no more accurate way of putting it. One can forgive the thousands of people who see this false information and reflexively believe it to be true — unless they look into the matter, they will know no better. But one cannot forgive those who are deliberately spreading falsehoods. Trump himself is a habitual liar — to the point at which he lies about things about which there is no obvious incentive to lie. If the press thinks they can change that by spreading lies themselves, it’s going to be sorely disappointed. . . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/on-a-willful-lie-from-the-press/

MUELLER:

Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Was Trump’s Campaign ‘Set Up’?

“. . .Think of the 2016 Trump-Russia narrative as two parallel strands—one politics, one law enforcement. The political side involves the actions of Fusion GPS, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Obama officials—all of whom were focused on destroying Donald Trump. The law-enforcement strand involves the FBI—and what methods and evidence it used in its Trump investigation. At some point these strands intersected—and one crucial question is how early that happened.

“What may well have kicked off both, however, is a key if overlooked moment detailed in the House Intelligence Committee’s recent Russia report. In “late spring” of 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey briefed White House “National Security Council Principals” that the FBI had counterintelligence concerns about the Trump campaign. Carter Page was announced as a campaign adviser on March 21, and Paul Manafort joined the campaign March 29. The briefing likely referenced both men, since both had previously been on the radar of law enforcement. But here’s what matters: With this briefing, Mr. Comey officially notified senior political operators on Team Obama that the bureau had eyes on Donald Trump and Russia. Imagine what might be done in these partisan times with such explosive information.

“And what do you know? Sometime in April, the law firm Perkins Coie (on behalf the Clinton campaign) hired Fusion GPS, and Fusion turned its attention to Trump-Russia connections. The job of any good swamp operator is to gin up a fatal October surprise for the opposition candidate. And what could be more devastating than to paint a picture of Trump-Russia collusion that would provoke a full-fledged FBI investigation?

“We already know of at least one way Fusion went about that project, with wild success. It hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile that infamous dossier. In July, Mr. Steele wrote a memo that leveled spectacular conspiracy theories against two particular Trump campaign members—Messrs. Manafort and Page. For an FBI that already had suspicions about the duo, those allegations might prove huge—right? That is, if the FBI were to ever see them. Though, lucky for Mrs. Clinton, July is when the Fusion team decided it was a matter of urgent national security for Mr. Steele to play off his credentials and to take this political opposition research to the FBI.

“The question Mr. Nunes’s committee seems to be investigating is what other moments—if any—were engineered in the spring, summer or fall of 2016 to cast suspicion on Team Trump. The conservative press has produced some intriguing stories about a handful of odd invitations and meetings that were arranged for Messrs. Page and Papadopoulos starting in the spring—all emanating from the United Kingdom. On one hand, that country is home to the well-connected Mr. Steele, which could mean the political actors with whom he was working were involved. On the other hand, the Justice Department has admitted it was spying on both men, which could mean government was involved. Or maybe . . . both.

“Which brings us to timing. It’s long been known that Mr. Steele went to the FBI in early July to talk about the dossier, and that’s the first known intersection of the strands. But given the oddity and timing of those U.K. interactions concerning Messrs. Page and Papadopoulos, and given the history of some of the people involved in arranging them, some wonder if the two strands were converging earlier than anyone has admitted. The Intelligence Committee subpoena is designed to sort all this out: Who was pulling the strings, and what was the goal? Information? Or entrapment? . . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/was-trumps-campaign-set-up-1526598374

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “IG Horowitz Finds FBI, DOJ Broke Law in Clinton Probe, Refers to Prosecutor for Criminal Charges”

“As we reported earlier Thursday, a long-awaited report by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog into the Hillary Clinton email investigation has moved into its final phase, as the DOJ notified multiple subjects mentioned in the document that they can privately review it by week’s end, and will have a ‘few days’ to craft any response to criticism contained within the report, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks. –WSJ

“Now, journalist Paul Sperry reports that “IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

“Sperry also noted on Twitter that the FBI and DOJ had been targeting former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn before his December 2016 phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, stemming from photos of Flynn at a December 2015 Moscow event with Vladimir Putin (and Jill Stein)

“As we reported in March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed John Huber – Utah’s top federal prosecutor, to be paired with IG Horowitz to investigate the multitude of accusations of FBI misconduct surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The announcement came one day after Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed that he will also be investigating allegations of FBI FISA abuse.

“While Huber’s appointment fell short of the second special counsel demanded by Congressional investigators and concerned citizens alike, his appointment and subsequent pairing with Horowitz is notable – as many have pointed out that the Inspector General is significantly limited in his abilities to investigate. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) noted in March “the IG’s office does not have authority to compel witness interviews, including from past employees, so its investigation will be limited in scope in comparison to a Special Counsel investigation,”

“Sessions’ pairing of Horowitz with Huber keeps the investigation under the DOJ’s roof and out of the hands of an independent investigator. . .”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-17/inspector-general-finds-fbi-doj-broke-law-clinton-email-probe-refers-criminal

Drudge Links 05-18-18

RUDY: WE’LL RIP MUELLER APART!
Accident With bicyclist In Manhattan…
FINAL MUELLER REPORT BY LABOR DAY?
1 year on, everywhere and nowhere…
Leaker of Cohen docs left database audit trail, experts say…
AVENATTI: Two more women claim hush money…
Manafort former son-in-law cuts plea deal.      ..
What is special counsel’s next move?
Congressional Candidates, Not Mueller, Could Decide Trump Future… 

LEADS:

Vlad Savov, The Verge: “GOOGLE’S SELFISH LEDGER IS AN UNSETTLING VISION OF SILICON VALLEY SOCIAL ENGINEERING”

“. . . The video was made in late 2016 by Nick Foster, the head of design at X (formerly Google X) and a co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory. The video, shared internally within Google, imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease.

When reached for comment on the video, an X spokesperson provided the following statement to The Verge:

‘We understand if this is disturbing — it is designed to be. This is a thought-experiment by the Design team from years ago that uses a technique known as ‘speculative design’ to explore uncomfortable ideas and concepts in order to provoke discussion and debate. It’s not related to any current or future products.’

“Titled The Selfish Ledger, the 9-minute film starts off with a history of Lamarckian epigenetics, which are broadly concerned with the passing on of traits acquired during an organism’s lifetime. Narrating the video, Foster acknowledges that the theory may have been discredited when it comes to genetics but says it provides a useful metaphor for user data. (The title is an homage to Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene.) The way we use our phones creates “a constantly evolving representation of who we are,” which Foster terms a “ledger,” positing that these data profiles could be built up, used to modify behaviors, and transferred from one user to another:

‘User-centered design principles have dominated the world of computing for many decades, but what if we looked at things a little differently? What if the ledger could be given a volition or purpose rather than simply acting as a historical reference? What if we focused on creating a richer ledger by introducing more sources of information? What if we thought of ourselves not as the owners of this information, but as custodians, transient carriers, or caretakers?’ . . .”

John McCormack, Weekly Standard: “Trump to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Administration Will Announce Friday”

“. . . The 1970 law establishing Title X states: “None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.” But in the 1970s and 1980s, the law was interpreted to allow Title X programs to refer patients for abortions, be co-located with abortion clinics, and lobby for pro-abortion policies—so long as federal dollars did not directly fund abortions. In 1988, President Reagan’s secretary of Health and Human Services issued regulations to end these practices that blurred the line between funding contraception and promoting abortion.

“The 1988 Reagan regulation was immediately challenged in court and never enforced, but it was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in the case Rust v. Sullivan. By the time abortionists might have actually lost their Title X funds, however, Bill Clinton took office and killed the Reagan regulation, a policy that has remained in effect to this day. This anti-abortion regulation wasn’t reinstated by the George W. Bush administration.

“Unlike the Reagan regulation, the proposal will not prohibit counseling for clients about abortion, but neither will it include the current, potentially illegal mandate that projects must counsel and refer for abortion,” a Trump administration official tells TWS. “This proposal does not necessarily defund Planned Parenthood, as long as they’re willing to disentangle taxpayer funds from abortion as a method of family planning, which is required by the Title X law. Any grantees that perform, support, or refer for abortion have a choice – disentangle themselves from abortion or fund their activities with privately raised funds.”

“If and when Title X prohibits funding for abortionists, Planned Parenthood would still keep the overwhelming majority of its funding, which is mostly provided under Medicaid and may only be cut off through legislation signed into law by the president. . .”

https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccormack/trump-to-cut-planned-parenthood-funding-administration-will-announce-friday

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner: “Enough! White House says US choking on 10.7 million legal immigrants”

“In a stiff pushback against claims the administration’s immigration policies are inhumane, the White House today said that the nation is choking on the 10.7 million legal immigrants and refugees allowed in over the past 10 years that are in addition to the 11.3 million illegals here.

“Our expansive humanitarian-based, family-based, and lottery-based immigration system fails to consider the needs of American workers and taxpayers, who have been burdened by decades of low-skilled immigration that has suppressed wages, fueled unemployment, and strained federal resources,” said the White House.

“It cited reports that many come here and end up on taxpayer funded welfare. . .”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/enough-white-house-says-us-choking-on-10-7-million-legal-immigrants

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity:  Josh Umber Site

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

RECOMMENDED:

Mark Levin, 5-17-18

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Barack Obama’s FBI, CIA and national intelligence agency interfered in our election in ways much more notorious than the Russians yet President Trump is under investigation. There was surveillance of Trump’s campaign that used national security letters to circumvent the FISA process. We’ve seen lies of omission by the FBI in FISA warrants to spy on Trump’s campaign by a cabal of rogue FBI agents that took it upon themselves to investigate him. This cabal conspired to interfere in our election and was more notorious and extensive than the Russians. To our knowledge this has never been done before! Robert Mueller is investigating the wrong campaign, the wrong party and the wrong surrogates, and the media is an active participant in covering up the wrong-doing and illegality of those that interfered in election.

Then, Mark reiterated the case he laid out in March of 2017 that Trump team was spied on. Mark said it first despite being attacked by ABC, MSNBC and CNN, immediately for being a conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, we watch the conga line of lawyers and professors on cable news who’ve never dealt with a independent counsel, let alone a special counsel. A prosecutor cannot have the power to nullify the impeachment process; its absurd! Trump and his lawyers have now now taken this position.

“Finally, Trump calls MS-13 gang members animals and democrats and the media say he was talking about immigrants when it was clear he wasn’t. They take a logical statement and try to imply that Trump is racist. MS-13 are animals, what do you call people who kill for fun?”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/17/may-17-2018/

Convention of States: Free Pocket Guide

‘I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”

https://conventionofstates.com/

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Dead Cats: *BucksHands, 05/16/18, (30)25 James Brody

ISR: Podhoretz – The Embassy.

LEADS: Moran – Barletta won; Schlichter – Lib ankle-nippers; Martosko – NKor to cancel; Kerr – $150M to Hillary; Durden – Seattle homeless tax; Treacher – Starbucks toilets.

HEALTH  CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.

RECOMMENDED: Mark Levin, 5-15-18; Convention of States Guide;

 

“The allurement that [women] hold out to men is precisely the allurement that Cape Hatteras holds out to sailors: they are enormously dangerous and hence enormously fascinating.” HL Mencken “The Incomparable Buzzsaw”, The Smart SetMay 1919; later published in Prejudices: Second SeriesCh. 10 (1920)

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken

ISR:

John Podhoretz, Commentary: “The Embassy Moves

“So it has happened. The American embassy in Israel is now in Jerusalem, moving from Tel Aviv 70 years to the day the Jewish state came into being and 22 years since U.S. law declared it would move.

“Richard Haass, who runs the Council on Foreign Relations, this morning tweeted that the Embassy move was an iatrogenic mistake—iatrogenesis meaning a disease you catch from treating another. Well, that’s fast. There’s no evidence whatever there is any new disease. In fact, there is evidence of diseases healing all over the place.

“Last week Arab states expressed support for Israel’s bombing raids on Iranian positions in Syria. I doubt Haass expected to see such a thing before the creation of a Palestinian state. Instead, what we’re seeing is Arab states apparently abandoning their insistence on a Palestinian state as the sine qua non for any relationship with Israel.

“Yes, there are staged riots in Gaza right now, but in what sense is that new? Gazans have launched wars with Israel thrice in the past decade. If Haass truly thinks this is about the embassy and not about deeper and longer trends, I have a bridge from Gaza to the West Bank to sell him. The Gazans are goading Israeli forces into firing on them, and Europeans and American Leftists are screaming murder. And, again, what else is new.

“Well, what’s new is that there is an American administration that isn’t listening to them and doesn’t care about their opinion. . .”

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/israel/jerusalem-embassy-moves/

LEADS:

Sean Moran, Breitbart: Lou Barletta Wins PA GOP Primary for Senate”

“President Donald Trump recorded a robocall for Rep. Barletta during the state’s Republican primary, urging voters to back the former Hazelton mayor.

Congressman Barletta explained to Breitbart News in the exclusive statement on Monday that President Trump understands that electing Rep. Barletta to the U.S. Senate will help the president implement his America First agenda.

“Barletta told Breitbart News:

‘President Trump clearly understands how important my campaign against Bob Casey is for advancing his agenda through the Senate. Bob Casey has rejected, resisted, and obstructed our president at every step. One vote in the Senate can make the difference, and the president is committed to helping me win this race.’

“In the recording, President Trump cheered Barletta for serving as one of the first congressmen to endorse him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

‘It took courage for Lou to do that, and I’ll never forget it,’ Trump argued. The forty-fifth president also noted Barletta’s support for pro-American immigration reform as well as his vote for the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/15/lou-barletta-wins-pa-gop-primary-for-senate/

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall: “Brutalized by Trump’s Winning, Liberals Nip at Conservatives’ Ankles”

“The Democrats are having a major case of the sadz, and it’s hilarious. Their generic lead in the midterms ballot has evaporated. After the Iran and North Korea triumphs, Obama’s legacy is just a smoking ruin of broken dreams and corrected failures. And Stormy Daniels’s cheesy reign on CNMSNBC has morphed into a rain of singles from leering weirdos at creepy places with names like “The Treasure Chest” and “Reliable Sources.”

“So what do the liberals do when they are losing the all the big fights? They try to score points by taking some conservative scalps, which should thrill Elizabeth Warren. But they only end up biting at conservatives’ ankles.

“They are targeting the great Ric Grenell, our new, conservative ambassador to Germany, because he dares represent the United States’ interests. See, liberals are confused about what a United States diplomat should do. They think the American ambassador’s job is to please the foreigners with whom he is assigned to interface. This is consistent with liberals’ default position that the United States is always wrong and its critics are always right. But here’s the thing – President Trump, and Ambassador Grenell, understand that the job of an American diplomat is to represent American interests.

“Whoa. Kooky, right? . . .”

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/05/14/brutalized-by-trumps-winning-liberals-nip-at-conservatives-ankles-n2480389

David Martosko, UK Daily Mail: North Korea threatens to CANCEL nuclear summit with Trump because it believes ‘provocative military ruckus’ of joint U.S.-South Korea drills are rehearsal for invasion”

Did NKor get missiles from the Russian ICBM plant at Dnipropetrovsk . . thus an incentive to destroy evidence . .

June 12 Singapore summit between Trump and Kim is suddenly in jeopardy

North Korean government blames joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises 

Pyongyang sees the drills as a rehearsal for a full-scale invasion

Kim also canceled meeting with South Korea’s president on a few hours’ notice.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5732893/North-Korea-threatens-CANCEL-Trumps-nuclear-summit.html

Andrew Kerr, Daily Caller: “Clinton Campaign Funneled $150,000 To Hillary Clinton’s Personal Company”

“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has transferred nearly $150,000 of leftover campaign funds to a company she solely owns in the months following her election defeat, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“The Clinton campaign has paid $149,457 to ZFS Holdings LLC, since May 2017 for the purpose of “rent,” FEC filings show, but the campaign has left it unclear if it’s paying at, above or below fair market value for the office space it’s renting.

“Also, the rent payments to ZFS were sent to the same address as Rorrie Gregorio, Clinton’s personal financial manager.

“‘Obviously, it has a certain fishiness to it,’ former FEC chairman and founder of the Institute for Free Speech Brad Smith told The Daily Caller News Foundation about the rent payments.

“If ZFS is undercharging the Clinton campaign for rent, it could “constitute something of value to the committee and would thus be an in-kind contribution,” according to a 1995 FEC ruling. But if ZFS is overcharging the campaign, it could mean campaign funds are going to the company Clinton solely owns.

“Using campaign funds for personal use is a violation of federal campaign law. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/15/clinton-campaign-hillary-payments/

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Amazon, Starbucks Furious After Seattle Passes Controversial ‘Homeless Tax’”

Update: Amazon is not alone in its anger at Seattle’s plans. Starbucks took a moment away from signaling its virtue and lashed out at the city’s new tax. John Kelly, senior vice president, Global Public Affairs & Social Impact at Starbucks, said in a statement.

“This City continues to spend without reforming and fail without accountability, while ignoring the plight of hundreds of children sleeping outside.

If they cannot provide a warm meal and safe bed to a five year-old child, no one believes they will be able to make housing affordable or address opiate addiction.

“This City pays more attention to the desires of the owners of illegally parked RVs than families seeking emergency shelter.

“Ouch! How long before we hear a new round of boycott starbucks? . .”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-15/amazon-furious-after-seattle-passes-controversial-homelessness-tax

Jim Treacher, PJM: “Things to Do in the Newly Free Bathrooms at Starbucks”

“. . . I’m grateful to Howard Schultz for enabling positive social change via universal bathroom access, and I plan to make the most of it. Here are a few things I plan to do in the bathrooms at the 17 Starbucks locations nearest me, whether I end up buying anything or not:

  • Grab a nap.Being a victim of social injustice — as I’ve just declared myself to be, for whatever reason I please — is exhausting. I can’t stay woke all the time. Sometimes I just need a place to lay my head for a few minutes, or hours. A Starbucks bathroom is the perfect place to turn out the lights, curl up on the floor, and catch a few winks. And yes, I can hear you knocking, racist!
  • Set up a satellite office.Starbucks and I agree that I shouldn’t be “less than,” but rather “more than.” And part of being “more than” is being successful in business. There are any number of money-making schemes I could run out of the bathroom at Starbucks. I might write a novel. Start my own call center. Dispense pharmaceuticals on a freelance basis. Provide, um, personal services… whatever! I need space to do it, and Starbucks can and will give me that space.
  • Anything else I damn well feel like.It’s none of your beeswax, Starbucks. Quit acting like you own the place.

“None of this will make Starbucks any less racist, of course. Racism will never go away as long as white people are allowed to exist. But whether you’re black, transracial (like me), female, transgender (like me), or otherwise part of a protected class, you can take advantage of Starbucks’ half-hearted attempt at reparations. Starbucks is yours, anytime you want. Do with it as you will.

“Just make sure to wash your hands when you’re done. . .”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/things-to-do-in-the-newly-free-bathrooms-at-starbucks/

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity:  Josh Umber Site

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

RECOMMENDED:

Mark Levin, 5-15 -18

“On Monday’s Mark Levin Show, NRA TV Host Dan Bongino fills in for Mark. The Obama-gate spying scandal was a setup from day one! Liberals are in a panic because their story keeps changing on why team Obama weaponized our government to spy on team Trump. The FBI is running scared because they still don’t have a viable genesis story as to why they spied on Trump’s campaign.

“Also, Blackwater’s Erik Prince was interviewed by Mueller’s investigators for a meeting Prince and George Nader both attended in the Seychelles. Nader, who’s been given immunity by Mueller, is represented by Obama’s former White House Counsel.

“Later, today was a historic day in Israel. U.S finally recognized the legitimate capital of Israel and opened up the embassy in Jerusalem. That took guts from Trump. The media painted this as negative because of all the protests. There are not protests when they show up with bombs – those are attacks.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/14/may-14-2018/

Convention of States: Free Pocket Guide

‘I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”

https://conventionofstates.com/

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Dead Cats: Spy?, 05/14/18, (30)24 James Brody

McCarthy – FBI Spy?

ISR: Ravid – Trump’s plan; Drudge Links 5-14-18.

LEADS: Union Leader – Obama’s ashes; Durden – Strykers to Europe; Martel – NKor invites witnesses; Cropsey – Chinese salami slicing.

HEALTH  CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.

RECOMMENDED: Mark Levin, 5-11-18; Convention of States Guide; EllworthforGovernor – Ellsworth2018.com.

 

“No healthy man, in his secret heart, is content with his destiny. He is tortured by dreams and images as a child is tortured by the thought of a state of existence in which it would live in a candy store and have two stomachs”.

 HL Mencken, The Art EternalNew York Evening Mail (1918)

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump Campaign?”

“. . . The Justice Department’s inability, or at least unwillingness, to reveal exactly how, when, and why the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation has fueled suspicions that a spy who worked for both the FBI and the CIA was deployed against the Trump campaign, probably in Britain — where Papadopoulos had met with suspected agents of the Kremlin, and where Steele compiled the dossier via reports from his unidentified sources.

“From painstaking research, Nunes and committee staff believe they have identified such a spy. When they demanded information about this person — whose name remains unknown to the public — the Justice Department’s response was not “No, you’re wrong, there was no spying.” It was first to bloviate that the department would not be “extorted” (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s unusual understanding of what is more commonly known as congressional oversight) and then to claim that providing the information sought by the committee would risk “potential loss of human lives, damage to relationships with valued international partners, compromise of ongoing criminal investigations, and interference with intelligence activities.”

“By now, Nunes has learned that if he is catching flak, he is over the target. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/did-fbi-have-spy-in-trump-presidential-campaign/

ISR:

Barak Ravid, Axios: “Trump’s peace plan is stalled, but he’s bringing Israel and Gulf states closer”

President Trump’s “peace team” led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt decided from day one to build close relationships with several Arab leaders, such as Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, as part of its efforts to promote a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Kushner wanted to use the help of those Arab leaders to encourage Palestinian leadership to be more flexible in peace talks with Israel. It hasn’t worked on the Israeli-Palestinian front, but did bear fruit on the Israel-Arab front.

“Kushner was able to use his relationship with the King of Jordan to help prevent a crisis over the Israeli embassy in Amman from getting out of control in July last year.

“Kushner’s many hours of talks with The Saudi crown prince influenced some of MBS’s thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and led to more positive rhetoric about Israel. Two examples are MBS’ interview with the Atlantic, where he recognized Israel’s right to exist in peace, and his criticism of Palestinian leadership for refusing to negotiate.

The White House ‘Peace team’ managed to get Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain to send representatives to the special meeting on the Gaza crisis in Mid-March. The Arab representatives set around the same table with the Israeli general in charge of the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

“Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday led to another public show of common position between Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain. Those four countries were the first to welcome Trump’s decision and published statements with very similar language.

“After the clashes in Syria between Israel and Iran on Wednesday, the foreign minister of Bahrain went on Twitter to publicly back Israel. He tweeted: ‘As long as Iran has violated the status quo in the region and is exploiting states using its forces and missiles, any country in the region, including Israel, is entitled to defend itself by destroying the sources of danger’. The White House was aware of the Bahraini statement and welcomed it.

Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted in response: “Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s friends are drawing closer together in the face of Iranian aggression!”.

“The catch: White House officials, Gulf states officials and Israeli officials all recognize there is a historic opportunity for a breakthrough in relations. But they also recognize the Arabs will have a very hard time moving in that direction without meaningful progress on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

“Arab officials say Israel should be the one seizing this opportunity and taking steps towards the Palestinians that will enable the Gulf states to bring relations to the next level.

“Where things stand: Trump says one of his top priorities is to get “the ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians, but also between Israel and the wider Arab world. The White House has more or less finished drafting its peace plan, but they don’t know when to launch it as the Palestinians are still boycotting the process over Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.”

https://www.axios.com/trumps-peace-plan-israel-gulf-states-saudi-arabia-95ea95d9-8bb1-40ce-b234-4c8193e57b3d.html

Drudge Links, 05-14-18

Mass protests ahead of US Embassy event in Jerusalem…
LIVE UPDATES…
Netanyahu praises Trump for ‘real leadership’…
Many See Nightmare Taking Shape…
Arab league to meet over ‘illegal’ move…
Iran urges global resistance…
Yemen Fires Missile at Saudi Oil Facility…
Al-Qaeda leader calls for jihad…
Says Tel Aviv is also Muslim land…

LEADS:

NH Union Leader: “Legacy of ashes: Obama’s fading accomplishments”

“Early in the Obama presidency, National Review’s Jim Geraghty observed that all of Barack Obama’s promises come with an expiration date.
“By that, Geraghty meant that Obama tended to have strongly held convictions, up until the moment they became politically inconvenient.
“I turns out that President Obama’s few accomplishments are just as ephemeral.
“Lacking Senate votes to ratify a treaty with Iran, Obama instead made a personal promise to honor the Iran deal. Last week, President Trump reversed that decision.
“Obama long claimed he lacked authority to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Then he did it anyway. The so-called Dreamers remain in political limbo, relying on the federal government to continue to ignore the law.
“Obama signed the U.S. up for a climate change plan that won’t do anything to slow climate change. Trump took us out of it.
“Blocked by Congress, Obama passed his Clean Power Plan by executive order and net neutrality through the FCC. What he did with “a phone and a pen,” Trump is undoing.
“Obama’s signature health care law remains in place, but Congress repealed the individual mandate at its core. The damage it did to our health care system remains.
“Barack Obama built his castles out of sand. He should not be surprised that they are being washed away by the next tide.”

http://www.unionleader.com/editorial/Legacy-of-ashes-Obamas-fading-accomplishments-05142018

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Hellfire-Missile-Equipped Strykers Sent to Europe to Counter Russia”

“According to the Warrior Maventhe United States Army is scrambling to send its newest Stryker MSL (Maneuver Short-range air defense Launcher) equipped with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Raytheon Stinger short-range air defense missiles to Europe to counter the Russian regional threat.

“Air and missile defense is one of the top modernization priorities for the Army. ‘We are looking for a rapid solution for the near-term fight,’ Maj. Gen. John Ferarri, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, told Warrior Maven in an interview.

“For the first time since the Cold war, the Army is speeding up the development of new Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) capabilities in Europe by the end of 2018. The program is likely to encompass the Stryker MSL, which could deploy its first armored vehicles to Europe by 2020. . .”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/hellfire-missile-equipped-strykers-sent-europe-counter-russia

Frances Martel, Breitbart: “North Korea Invites International Media to Watch Nuclear Test Site Shutdown”

Could it be that every missile fired by NKor was purchased from the Russian factory in Dnipropetrovsk? Blowing up NKor “factories” hides the Russian suppliers . . .

“North Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday that the communist regime would hold a ceremony on a date between May 23 and 25 to permanently shut down the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, and journalists from five countries, including the United States, were invited to attend.

“The announcement appeared on the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) website, and appeared to be a gesture of goodwill towards the international community, which has pressured North Korea for years to dismantle its illegal nuclear weapons program. The ceremony will occur less than a month before a planned in-person meeting between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, scheduled for June 12.

“The press release from the Foreign Ministry did not specifically name the Punggye-ri site, describing it only as the “northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea].” There is no evidence, however, that North Korea possesses any other nuclear test sites, active or otherwise. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/05/12/north-korea-invites-international-media-to-watch-nuclear-test-site-shutdown/

Seth Cropsey, NRO: “China’s Salami-Slicing Policy toward Taiwan”

“. . . Taiwan is the center of the first island chain. Military assets based in the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam can pressure Chinese forces in the South and East China Seas. But Taiwan functionally acts as a massive aircraft carrier and expeditionary military base, permanently afloat 110 miles off the Chinese coastline, with the positioning to interdict and disrupt Chinese military forces in both the East and South China Seas. China cannot control the first island chain so long as Taiwan remains independent.

“A direct armed confrontation over the Taiwan Strait is no certain proposition for China, at least not today. Taiwan’s military would not be able to defeat the PLA independently, but its high-quality armed services would make neutralizing Taiwan a high-cost operation. Moreover, the U.S. and Japan would likely come to Taiwan’s aid during a conflict, threatening to transform a localized confrontation into a general Pacific war involving two nuclear-armed powers, with unknowable and probably dire consequences.

“The threat of long-term general war may deter direct armed attack but cannot by itself prevent an incrementalist strategy that gradually erodes Taiwan’s sovereignty, isolates it from the international community, and erodes the ability of the U.S. (and Japan) to intervene in a cross-Strait conflict. So  it would be folly to discount the effect of China’s sustained campaign to limit Taiwan’s international recognition.

“In the past twelve months, China has successfully enticed Panama and the Dominican Republic to end their diplomatic recognition of Taiwan. China’s tactics are straightforward: bribery. Beijing has promised the leadership in Panama City and Santo Domingo significant long-term investment as reward for compliance with Chinese wishes. Today, only 19 states recognize Taiwan, a number that could decrease as the “People’s Republic” leverages growing economic links with Latin America and the Caribbean. One can envision a scenario in which the U.S. and Japan come to the defense of a state that lacks recognition from all but a fraction of the international community and that they themselves do not even recognize.

“Other subtle steps are similarly worrying. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/china-taiwan-policy-strategy-erode-sovereignty-isolate/

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity:  Josh Umber Site

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

RECOMMENDED:

Mark Levin, 5-11 -18

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, Democrats do have a plan to get President Trump out of office, and this is why they support the Robert Mueller probe. But it takes a two-thirds vote in the Senate to remove a president, which won’t happen. The objective of Mueller’s investigation is to indict the president, humiliate him by dragging him to court and then get him to resign. The framers wanted a mechanism to remove a president if necessary, but not to have a president threatened day in and day out with impeachment, which is what’s happening today.

“Also, the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel calls in to discuss her reporting that there may have been an FBI spy interacting with the Trump campaign in 2016. The DOJ and FBI outright hid this critical information from a congressional investigation last year. Are we living in Venezuela or Cuba now?

“Finally, Matt McCall calls in to discuss his run for the 21st Congressional District of Texas against Chip Roy.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/11/may-11-2018/

 

Convention of States: Free Pocket Guide

‘I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”

https://conventionofstates.com/

Laura Ellsworth for Guv’

Election Night Party: RSVP Today https://ellsworthforgovernor.formstack.com/forms/ellsworth_election_night

Friends – election day is less than a week away, and while I am still on the road meeting with voters excited about our increasing momentum, our team is planning the election night party to thank YOU – our supporters, for making this campaign a reality.  I’d love to see you there next Tuesday night and thank you in person.
Laura Ellsworth for Governor
605 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA 15143-1703

http://ellsworth2018.com/

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Dead Cats: HarryTruman, 05/11/18, (30)23 James Brody

Strassel – FBI source; Durden – FBI Source.

LEADS: Spiering – Trump to Singapore; Rushbo – FBI plant; Drudge Links 5-11-18; Pollock – Mueller 1st casualty; Dinan – Half of Americans in Sanctuaries; Durden – Hunting ISIS with smartphones; Slavo – EMP.

HEALTH  CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.

RECOMMENDED: Hanson – Harry Truman; Mark Levin, 5-10-18; Convention of States Guide; EllworthforGovernor – Ellsworth2018.com;

 

“No healthy man, in his secret heart, is content with his destiny. He is tortured by dreams and images as a child is tortured by the thought of a state of existence in which it would live in a candy store and have two stomachs.”

HL Mencken, The Art EternalNew York Evening Mail (1918)

Kimberly Strassel, WSJ: “About That FBI ‘Source’”

“Did the bureau engage in outright spying against the 2016 Trump campaign?

“The Department of Justice lost its latest battle with Congress Thursday when it allowed House Intelligence Committee members to view classified documents about a top-secret intelligence source that was part of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Even without official confirmation of that source’s name, the news so far holds some stunning implications.

“Among them is that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation outright hid critical information from a congressional investigation. In a Thursday press conference, Speaker Paul Ryan bluntly noted that Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’s request for details on this secret source was “wholly appropriate,” “completely within the scope” of the committee’s long-running FBI investigation, and “something that probably should have been answered a while ago.” Translation: The department knew full well it should have turned this material over to congressional investigators last year, but instead deliberately concealed it.

“House investigators nonetheless sniffed out a name, and Mr. Nunes in recent weeks issued a letter and a subpoena demanding more details. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s response was to double down—accusing the House of “extortion” and delivering a speech in which he claimed that “declining to open the FBI’s files to review” is a constitutional “duty.” Justice asked the White House to back its stonewall. And it even began spinning that daddy of all superspook arguments—that revealing any detail about this particular asset could result in ‘loss of human lives.’

“This is desperation, and it strongly suggests that whatever is in these files is going to prove very uncomfortable to the FBI.

“The bureau already has some explaining to do. Thanks to the Washington Post’s unnamed law-enforcement leakers, we know Mr. Nunes’s request deals with a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, who is a U.S. citizen and who was involved in the Russia collusion probe. When government agencies refer to sources, they mean people who appear to be average citizens but use their profession or contacts to spy for the agency. Ergo, we might take this to mean that the FBI secretly had a person on the payroll who used his or her non-FBI credentials to interact in some capacity with the Trump campaign. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-that-fbi-source-1525992611

Also, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “WSJ: The FBI Hid a Mole in the Trump Campaign”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-10/wsj-fbi-hid-mole-trump-campaign

LEADS:

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart: “Donald Trump Announces June Meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore”

“. . . “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”

“Trump spent weeks teasing the announcement of the location, at one point citing his preference for a meeting at the DMZ on the border of North Korea and South Korea.

“Singapore is a location close to North Korea, but the country is considered neutral territory.

“The president is eager to make a peace deal with North Korea but has repeatedly vowed to walk away from negotiations if Jong-un is unwilling to denuclearize the peninsula.

“‘Both sides want to negotiate a deal. I think it’s going to be a very successful deal. I think we have a really good shot at making it successful,’ Trump told reporters on Wednesday. ‘But lots of things can happen.’”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/10/donald-trump-announces-june-meeting-kim-jong-un-singapore/

Rushbo: “Did the FBI Plant an Informant in the Trump Campaign?”

“Michael Avenatti — is that his name? — the so-called lawyer for Stormy Daniels? His whole thing is imploding now. The Mueller investigation is, I think, on the verge of it. And, by the way, I’m gonna give you a little heads-up here. Based on a Kimberley Strassel column last week, a Wall Street Journal editorial today and a Washington Post piece earlier this week, I actually believe the FBI planted an informant in the Trump campaign — before Mueller was appointed, obviously.

“This was in the summer of 2016, ’cause I think they believe this Russia stuff. I literally think… I’ve gone back and forth on this. I really think they believe… And I think this is why.. You know, there’s a FISA application for the warrant to spy, FISA, and it uses the dossier. But there have to be other things in that application. Trump could declassify any of this any time he wants to and I have told you that I don’t think he’s declassifying it because I think he likes playing the victim.

“I think he… I don’t mean to put it that way. He likes being able to tweet about the witch-hunt. I think he thinks it solidifies the bond between himself and his supporters. But clearly, if I’m a little bit overboard in suggesting they planted an informant in the campaign, they clearly have, and it’s been… Devin Nunes is trying to get this. This is the result of his latest request and it’s based on a Washington Post story.

“I’m gonna try to make sense of all this as the program unfolds today, but I just wanted to tell you. I would not be surprised if, in fact, the FBI planted an informant in the Trump campaign in order to try to prove this Russia collusion business. I think these swamp people are so in the vapors with all of this — I think they’re so shocked and stunned over everything that’s happened — that they have long since abandoned any rationality whatsoever.. .”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/05/10/fbi-plant-informant-trump-campaign/

Drudge Links, 05-11-18

PENCE WARNS MUELLER: WRAP IT UP… 
KELLY: PRESIDENT ‘EMBARRASSED’ BY PROBE…
Firm That Paid Stormy Enmeshed in Probes…
Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on TIMEWARNER merger…
Who Is Paying Avenatti?
Russians Ready to Fight Indictments In Court…
COMEY PLAYS TORONTO…
Lawmakers weigh Plan B to protect Mueller’s work…

Richard Pollock, Daily Caller: “The ‘Russian Collusion’ Trial Is On, and Mueller May Be the First Casualty”

Hat Tip Info Wars . . .

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawyers for Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, formally entered a ‘not guilty’ plea in federal court Monday in a case special counsel Robert Mueller probably never thought would happen.

“Mueller, weathering significant criticism that his Russian collusion case was thin, unveiled a grandiose indictment Feb. 16 against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies. The 13 Russians in question were charged with waging ‘information warfare’ in the United States, interfering with the 2016 presidential election, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

“Mueller generated headlines with the February indictment, safe in the knowledge the 13 Russians were beyond U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, there would be no trial — only sensational Russian collusion accusations.

“Mueller may now have to try the case, and Concord’s lawyers have put the special counsel on notice. The Russian company’s lawyers intend to invoke ‘discovery’ to obtain U.S. intelligence about what they knew of Russian activities.

“‘I guess Mueller thought it was a freebie, for sure,’ former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the court proceeding.

“‘He thought it could make this association (of Russian collusion) and it would never be challenged in court,’ McCarthy, also a National Review contributing editor, said. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/09/russian-collusion-trial-robert-mueller-first-casualty/

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “Half of all Americans now live in ‘sanctuaries’ protecting immigrants”

“About half of all Americans now live under sanctuary policies that shield illegal immigrants from law enforcement, according to the latest tally of jurisdictions that the Federation for American Immigration Reform is releasing Thursday.

FAIR calculates there were 564 states and municipalities that refuse some level of cooperation with federal immigration authorities as of April 1, up more than 200 since President Trump took office and up more than 500 compared with a decade ago. There were just 40 sanctuaries when President Obama took office.

Entire states such as California, Illinois and New York are now sanctuaries, as well as major cities and counties such as Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia in the capital region, according to the list.

Combined, the sanctuaries on FAIR’s list cover 49 percent of the country’s population, The Washington Times calculated.

“This is just an astounding and a dramatic surge of sanctuary jurisdictions,” said Bob Dane, executive director at FAIR. “They’ve doubled in just two years, and if you game that out, if the exponential growth continues, it’s not going to be long before it’s accurate to say the U.S. is a sanctuary country.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/10/half-of-americans-now-live-in-sanctuaries/

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Five “Most Wanted” ISIS Leaders Captured, Trapped Using Smartphone App”

“Hours before, a security advisor to Iraq’s government said that Iraqi agents had detained a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, then used an app on his smartphone to lure four commanders from the terrorist organization into a trap – convincing the four Iraqis and one Syrian to cross the border from Syria to Iraq where they were captured by officials.

The aide, Ismail al-Eithawi (a.k.a. Abu Zaid al-Iraqi) was captured in Turkey by authorities and handed over to Iraqi counterparts, according to an account told to Reuters by Iraqi security advisor Hisham al-Hashimi. What followed was a three-month operation to track a group of senior Islamic State leaders hiding in Syria and Turkey. . .”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-10/five-most-wanted-isis-leaders-captured-trapped-using-smartphone-app

Marc Slavo, InfoWars: “EMP COMMISSION WARNS OF YEAR-LONG BLACKOUT AND A MASSIVE DEATH TOLL”

Assessing the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP),” from the recently re-established Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack.

“Among those declassified documents, was a report from Peter Vincent Pry, who served on a prior EMP Commission and is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, spelling out the human toll of an EMP attack on the electric grid. He also advises the current commission.

“In ‘Life Without Electricity,’ he said the results would be horrific for most, as the vast majority of Americans have virtually no survival skills. He believes the whole year would look something like this:

  • Social Disorder: Looting requires a dusk to dawn curfew for those not wanting to risk their lives. People become refugees as they flee powerless homes. The workforce becomes differently employed at scavenging for the basics, including water, food, and shelter.
  • Communications:No TV, radio, or phone service.
  • Transportation: Gas pumps will be inoperable. Failure of signal lights and street lights would impede traffic and all traffic would cease after dark, but not many would even have a functioning vehicle anyway. No mass transit metro service and all airlines will be stopped.
  • Water and Food:There will be no running water. Stoves and refrigerators will be inoperable. People will have to melt snow, boil water, and cook over open fires. Local food supplies will be exhausted. Most stores will close due to the blackout.
  • Energy: Oil and natural gas flows will stop.
  • Emergency Medical: Hospitals will have to operate in the dark. Patients on dialysis and other life support will be threatened. Medications administered and babies will be born by flashlight.
  • Death and Injury: Casualties from exposure, carbon dioxide poisoning, and house fires increase. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/emp-commission-warns-of-year-long-blackout-and-a-massive-death-toll/

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity:  Josh Umber Site

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

RECOMMENDED:

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump”

“. . . When Truman took office after Roosevelt’s death in April 1945, he knew relatively nothing about the grand strategy of World War II. No one had told him anything about the ongoing atomic-bomb project.

“But for the next seven-plus years, Truman shocked the country.

  • Over the objections of many in his cabinet, he ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan.
  • Over the objections of most of the State Department, he recognized the new state of Israel.
  • Over the objections of the Roosevelt holdovers, he broke with wartime ally the Soviet Union and crafted the foundations of Cold War Communist containment.
  • Over the objections of many in the Pentagon, he integrated the armed forces.
  • Over the objections of some of his advisers, he sent troops to the Korean Peninsula to save South Korea from North Korean invasion.
  • Over the objections of civil libertarians, he created the CIA.
  • Over the objections of most Americans, he relieved controversial five-star general and American hero Douglas MacArthur of his duties.

“Naturally, there were widespread calls in the press for Truman to resign and spare the country any more humiliation.

“Truman swore. He had nightly drinks and played poker with cronies. And he shocked aides and the public with his vulgarity and crass attacks on political enemies. Truman mocked the widely respected Senator William Fulbright as ‘Half-bright.’

“In the pre-Twitter age, Truman could not keep his mouth shut. When a reviewer for the Washington Post trashed Truman’s daughter’s concert performance, Truman physically threatened him. ‘It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful,’ Truman wrote in a letter to critic Paul Hume. ‘Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens, you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!’

“Truman liked to trash national icons — including the military that had just won World War II. He reportedly said of MacArthur’s firing: ‘I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.’

“Truman was supposed to be slaughtered in the 1948 election. Roosevelt’s holdover New Dealers made fun of his Midwestern parochialism. Democrats had blown up the party during the 1948 nominating convention. Left-wingers, who could not stomach Truman, broke off and supported the progressive Henry Wallace as a third-party candidate. Democratic segregationists, who hated Truman’s military integration order, ran Senator Strom Thurmond as a fourth-party Dixiecrat alternative. Thurmond promised to keep the South racially segregated.

“In the general election, polls predicted an easy win for Republican challenger Thomas Dewey. Instead, Truman won by a comfortable margin.

“With Truman’s second term due to expire, Democrats forgot his “the buck stops here” pragmatism. Instead, they returned to elite progressivism and nominated Adlai Stevenson, a liberal’s liberal.

“Stevenson lost both the 1952 and 1956 elections to General Dwight Eisenhower, a national icon. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/donald-trump-harry-truman-much-in-common/

Mark Levin, 5-10 -18

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, The greatest threat to America today isn’t a foreign power, but the rot from within promoted by the Democrat party. Our institutions are being attacked every day and in every way, and we see it especially when it comes to immigration. Sanctuary policies started under President Obama, and today 49% of the population is living under sanctuary policies. We’ve completely lost control of our immigration system and borders because Democrats insist on changing the population and having open borders. The Democrat agenda is enshrined as America’s agenda whether we vote for it or not because they use judges and unelected officials at the federal, state, and local level to force their policies.

“Also, Michael Avenatti is all over TV but nobody wants to know anything about him, yet they want to know everything about President Trump and Michael Cohen. Stormy Daniels has said she’s not paying Avenatti, so who’s paying him? CNN and MSNBC are corporations seeking ratings so they’re not interested in exposing Avenatti because he’s trashing Trump in an effort to get ratings. “

‘Later, we don’t hear much about Eric Schneiderman anymore because he was a darling of the left and the media. Just like Avenatti, Schneiderman was another funnel through which the left could pour their hatred for Trump.

“Finally, Democrats are saying the most outrageous things to defend the Iran deal, sounding like they’re encouraging Iran to get a nuclear weapon just so they have a talking point for the 2018 midterm elections.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/10/may-10-2018/

Convention of States: Free Pocket Guide

‘I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”

https://conventionofstates.com/

Laura Ellsworth for Guv’

Election Night Party: RSVP Today https://ellsworthforgovernor.formstack.com/forms/ellsworth_election_night

Friends – election day is less than a week away, and while I am still on the road meeting with voters excited about our increasing momentum, our team is planning the election night party to thank YOU – our supporters, for making this campaign a reality.  I’d love to see you there next Tuesday night and thank you in person.
Laura Ellsworth for Governor
605 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA 15143-1703

http://ellsworth2018.com/

 

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Dead Cats: Iran, 05/09/18, (30)22 James Brody

Hanson – Trump Landmine; Lederman/Lucy – Leaving Iran Deal; Rushbo – Trump cancels, McCarthy – Trump dumps; Drudge Linksb 05-09-18.

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“The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived. Huxley laughed the devils out of the Gadarene swine. Not the laws of the United States but the mother-in-law joke brought the Mormons to surrender. Not the horror of it but the absurdity of it killed the doctrine of infant damnation. But the razor edge of ridicule is turned by the tough hide of truth. How loudly the barber-surgeons laughed at Huxley—and how vainly! What clown ever brought down the house like Galileo? Or Columbus? Or Darwin? . . . They are laughing at Nietzsche yet . .”

HL Mencken, “On Truth” in Damn! A Book of Calumny (1918), p. 53.

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Trump Land Mine”

“Explosives require careful handling. Sometimes they blow up in your face.

“After the 2016 election, the so-called deep state was confident that it had the power easily to either stop, remove, or delegitimize the outlier Donald Trump and his presidency.

“Give it credit, the Washington apparat quite imaginatively pulled out all the stops: implanting Obama holdover appointees all over the Trump executive branch; filing lawsuits and judge shopping; organizing the Resistance; pursuing impeachment writs; warping the FISA courts; weaponizing the DOJ and FBI; attempting to disrupt the Electoral College; angling for enactment of the 25th Amendment or the emoluments clause; and unleashing Hollywood celebrities, Silicon Valley, and many in Wall Street to suffocate the Trump presidency in its infancy.

“But now the administrative state’s multifaceted efforts are starting to unwind, and perhaps even boomerang, on the perpetrators. If a federal judge should end up throwing out most of the indictments of Paul Manafort on the rationale that they have nothing much to do with the original mandate of the special counsel’s office, or if Michael Flynn’s confession to giving false statements is withdrawn successfully because the FBI politicized its investigation and FISA courts were misled in approving the surveillance of Flynn, then the Mueller investigation will implode.

“Indeed, the Mueller investigation would likely lose so much public support that the Department of Justice could probably dismiss it with impunity. So, in an ironic sense, Mueller’s overreach might well end once and for all the absurdities of the special counsel/prosecutor law that for nearly half a century has plagued the nation.

“Until recently, deep-state apparatchiks such as John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe seemed immune from accountability after lying either to Congress or to federal authorities. In a perverse sort of way, the more Robert Mueller plays the role of the obsessed but impotent Inspector Javert, the more he demonstrates that there is no Russian-Trump collusion. Meanwhile, he is establishing precedents that those whom he exempts from his own zeal will inevitably have to account for their own lawbreaking. One cannot justifiably hound Michael Flynn for supposedly misleading FBI agents, when agency investigators were told by Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills that they had known nothing about Hillary Clinton’s private server during her tenure as secretary of state — despite evidence that they themselves had communicated over it (as had the former president of the United States).

“In his increasing desperation, Mueller may manage to finish off the declining reputation of FBI’s Washington office to the degree that there is not much left of it after the work of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok. And he may only fuel more criminal complaints against deep-state bureaucrats who worked at the FBI and the DOJ.

“In truth, the multiplex world of the establishment is crumbling in a variety of arenas, from entertainment to the workplace. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/president-trump-deep-state-critics-risk-blowback/

Josh Lederman & Catherine Lucy, AP: “Trump declares US leaving ‘horrible’ Iran nuclear accord”

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. is pulling out of the landmark international nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he was making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening his isolation on the world stage.

“‘The United States does not make empty threats,’ he said in a televised address from the White House.

“Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made.” He added that the United States “will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction.”

“Trump’s decision means Iran’s government must now decide whether to follow the U.S. and withdraw or try to salvage what’s left of the deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he was sending his foreign minister to the countries remaining in the accord but warned there was only a short time to negotiate with them and his country could soon “start enriching uranium more than before.”

“The leaders of Britain, Germany and France immediately urged the U.S. not to take any actions that could prevent them and Iran from continuing to implement the agreement. . .”

https://apnews.com/cead755353a1455bbef08ef289448994/Trump-decides-to-exit-nuclear-accord-with-Iran

Rushbo – Trump Cancels

“. . . THE PRESIDENT: Today I want to update the world on our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terror. It exports dangerous missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East and supports terrorist proxies, and militias such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban, and Al-Qaeda. Over the years, Iran and its proxies have bombed American embassies and military installations, murdered hundreds of American service members, and kidnapped, imprisoned and tortured American citizens.

“RUSH: Doesn’t sound like we’re staying in here, folks.

“THE PRESIDENT: The Iranian regime has funded its long reign of chaos and terror by plundering the wealth of its own people. No action taken by the regime has been more dangerous than its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them. In 2015, the previous administration joined with other nations in a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. This agreement was known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. In theory, the so-called Iran deal, was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon that will only endanger the survival of the Iranian regime. In fact, the deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and, over time, reach the brink of a nuclear breakout. . .”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/05/08/trump-exits-iran-deal/

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Trump Dumps Iran Deal — Hallelujah!”

“President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is the greatest boost for American and global security in decades.

“If you think that is an exaggeration, then you evidently think the Obama administration’s injection of well over a hundred billion dollars — some of it in the form of cash bribes — into the coffers of the world’s leading state sponsor of anti-American terrorism was either trivial or, more delusionally, a master-stroke of statecraft.

“Of course, there’s a lot of delusion going around. After repeatedly vowing to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons (with signature “If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance” candor), President Obama, and his trusty factotum John Kerry, made an agreement that guaranteed Iran would obtain a nuclear weapon.

“They rationalized this dereliction with the nostrum that an unverifiable delay in nuclear-weapons development, coupled with Iran’s coup in reestablishing lucrative international trade relations, would tame the revolutionary jihadist regime, such that it would be a responsible government by the time the delay ended. Meantime, we would exercise an oh-so-sophisticated brand of “strategic patience” as the mullahs continued abetting terrorism, mass-murdering Syrians, menacing other neighbors, evolving ballistic missiles, crushing domestic dissent, and provoking American military forces — even abducting our sailors on the high seas.

“And, of course, the most risible self-deception of all: The only alternative to this capitulation was war. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/president-trump-exits-iran-deal-boost-for-global-security/

Drudge Links 05-09-18

TRUMP NUKES IRAN DEAL!
OBAMA REBUKE…
Israel Army On High Alert…
Bomb shelters opened in Golan Heights…
‘Unusual Movement of Iranian Forces’…
Jerusalem to name city square in Trump’s honor…
Best relations in decade…
Iran lawmakers shout ‘death to America,’ burn U.S. flag…
Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles over Riyadh…
Putin Warns of ‘Fragile’ World…
Oil soars, dollar roars… 

LEADS:

Joe Schoffstall, Free Beacon: “Soros Drops $1.5 Million in San Diego for Far-Left District Attorney Candidate”

“Geneviéve Jones-Wright appeared on Soros-hosted panel at dark money donor conference

Liberal billionaire George Soros has pushed $1.5 million into San Diego’s district attorney race to support a far-left candidate who spokeon a panel hosted by the liberal billionaire last year at the left’s biggest dark money donor conference.

“Soros, who has been funding district attorney races across the country in his attempt to reform the criminal justice system, on May 3 deposited $1.5 million into the California Justice & Public Safety PAC. The committee was established to support Geneviéve Jones-Wright, the Democratic candidate and deputy public defender in the county. The PAC is run by Whitney Tymas, a longtime treasurer of Soros PACs.

“The PAC disbursed $194,884 on television ads, $100,000 on digital advertising, and $107,575.60 on campaign literature and mailings in recent days, campaign finance records filed in San Diego County show.

“Summer Stephan, the current district attorney in San Diego, is highlighting Soros’s in-fluence on the race, launching a website to draw attention to Soros’s involvement. The website,  ThreatToSanDiego, states that ‘anti-law enforcement $$$ is coming into San Diego.’

http://freebeacon.com/politics/soros-drops-1-5-million-san-diego-far-left-district-attorney-candidate/

Todd Shepherd, Free Beacon: “Soros Continues Massive Cash Offensive in Florida”

Hat Tip – InfoWars . . .

“Billionaire political activist George Soros continues to write six-figure political checks in the swing state of Florida ahead of the 2018 elections, the latest being a $250,000 drop to Forward Florida, a political action committee supporting Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his run for governor.

“Soros contributed $200,000 to Forward Florida in 2017. When adding that to a $50,000 donation from Alex Soros, son of the hedge fund billionaire, the Soros family has staked half-a-million dollars on Gillum via the PAC. . .”

http://freebeacon.com/issues/soros-continues-massive-cash-offensive-florida/

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Russia to Debut New Hypersonic Missile for the First Time during Victory Day Parade”

“With Moscow–Washington tensions approaching a boiling point, Russia has increasingly debuted a wide array of next-generational weapons to defend itself against Western aggressors.

“According to Russian News Agency TASS, Russia will showcase its newest Kinzhal hypersonic missile and other high-tech military weapons during the upcoming May 09 Victory day parade based in Moscow.

“‘I want to remind you that less than a week has been left before the most important and revered holiday in Russia – Victory Day. Preparations for the military parade are in full swing,” Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said last week.  

“Back in March, Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to showcase six superweapons that would supposedly revolutionize the game of geopolitics for Russia, and give the country a significant military advantage over the United States. In particular, Putin revealed to the world that his newest hypersonic missile could travel upwards of ten times the speed of sound and overcome all existing missile defense systems operated by the West.

“As quoted by TASS, “upgraded MiG-31K fighter jets armed with the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system will take part in the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9.” General Sergei Shoigu said.

“New photos surfaced last Friday on social media of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO codename “Foxhound”) carrying the Kinzhal hypersonic missile during Victory Day rehearsals.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/russia-debut-new-hypersonic-missile-first-time-during-victory-day-parade

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Mueller’s Tough Week in Court”

“Judges in Virginia and Washington have the special counsel reeling.

“Well sure, we filed an indictment. And yeah, we took a victory lap in the big bells-n-whistles Main Justice press conference. But that doesn’t mean we, like, intended to have a trial . . .

That seems to be the Justice Department’s position on its mid-February publicity stunt, the indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian businesses for interfering in the 2016 election.

“Let’s back up.

“The courts were not kind last week to the Justice Department’s gamesmanship on the Russia probe, also known as the Mueller investigation, an investigation in which the cases prosecutors want to try are not about Russia, and the case about Russia prosecutors don’t want to try.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/robert-mueller-tough-week-court-manafort/

NY Post: “The pathetic push to torpedo Gina Haspel

“Democrats’ obsession with opposing President Trump on all fronts, no matter the merits, opens a new phase this week as CIA Director-designate Gina Haspel goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“That there’s any opposition at all to this supremely qualified candidate only underscores just how petty and partisan the Democrats have become.

“Haspel would be not only the first woman to head the CIA, but also the first career officer in 52 years to rise through the ranks directly to the director’s chair.

“Little wonder that she’s won the enthusiastic support of past CIA directors from both parties, including several of Trump’s fiercest critics.

“In 33 years at the agency, Haspel has acquired a record of service in clandestine operations that rivals the fictional Carrie Mathison of “Homeland” (but without the personal demons).

“She has headed four CIA stations across the globe, been a senior official in the CIA’s Russia operation, held several top roles in the division responsible for covert operations and, post-9/11, was a senior-level supervisor in counterterrorism.

“Her integrity — and, significantly, her political impartiality — are unchallenged.. .”

https://nypost.com/2018/05/06/the-pathetic-push-to-torpedo-gina-haspel/

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Mark Levin, 5-8-18

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal was a great decision with a statesman like speech to the American people. National security advisor John Bolton calls in to discuss this decision. This was a flawed deal, which provided cover for Iran. It hasn’t stopped Iran from supporting worldwide terrorism, nor has it stopped Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Iran loves this deal because it stopped the economic pressure campaign on the regime that rules over the country. But effective immediately, all sanctions Barack Obama suspended are back in place. This would have never happened if Robert Mueller was successful in his mission; this is why he must be stopped. Later, Bloomberg’s Eli Lake calls in to explain that the Iran deal withdrawal increases the odds of a successful Iranian democratic uprising and for the people to fight for their freedom.

“Finally, Robert Mueller’s investigators have questioned a Russian oligarch about $500,000 in payments to Michael Cohen after the election. But the southern district of NY is handling this. Why would Mueller have a case like this with an alleged payment and hand it to the southern district of NY? This doesn’t help Mueller’s investigation, if it did he woudln’t have let the case go.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/08/may-8-2018/

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Dead Cats: NExcusable, 05/07/18, (30)21 James Brody

McCarthy – Redactions.

LEADS: White – Americans tire of Mueller, Hurt – Kerry to jail; Durden – Trump about Haspel; Yakoleva – Putin 4.0; Gerstein – Mueller lost; Alberta – O’Keefe.

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“Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

HL Mencken,In Defense of Women (1918)

 

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Andrew McCarthy, NRO: Outrageous Redactions to the Russia Report”

“Cute how this works: Kick off the week with some ‘the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted’ bombast from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, by which he rationalizes that his defiance of subpoenas and slow-walking document production to Congress — which is probing investigative irregularities related to the 2016 campaign — is required by DOJ policy and ‘the rule of law.’ Then end the week with the Friday-night bad-news dump: the grudging removal of DOJ and FBI redactions from a House Intelligence Committee report on Russia’s election meddling.

“Now that we can see what they wanted to conceal, it is clear, yet again, that the Justice Department and the FBI cannot be trusted to decide what the public gets to learn about their decision-making.

“They tell us that their lack of transparency is necessary for the protection of national security, vital intelligence, and investigative operations. But what we find out is that they were concealing their own questionable judgments and conflicting explanations for their actions; their use of foreign-intelligence and criminal-investigative authorities to investigate Michael Flynn, Trump’s top campaign supporter and former national-security adviser; and their explicitly stated belief that Flynn did not lie in the FBI interview for which Special Counsel Robert Mueller has since prosecuted him on false-statements charges.

“It is simply ridiculous for President Trump to continue bloviating about this situation on Twitter and in friendly media interviews, and for congressional Republicans to continue pretending that the problem is Justice Department and FBI leadership — as if Trump were not responsible for his own administration’s actions. The president has not only the authority but the duty to ensure that his subordinates honor lawful disclosure requests from Congress.

“What happened with these redactions is inexcusable. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/russia-report-redactions-cover-fbi-missteps/

LEADS:

Chris White, Daily Caller: Polls Show Americans Are Growing Increasingly Disinterested in Mueller’s Russia Probe”

Hat Tip – InfoWars . . .

“. . . Recent polls from Monmouth University, Quinnipiac University and Maris indicate Americans are souring on the wide-ranging probe. People are starting to see Mueller’s investigation as unfair to President Donald Trump, two of the three also suggest.

“Monmouth’s May 1 survey finds 54 percent of Americans believe the special counsel’s pursuit should continue, which is down from 60 percent in March and 62 percent in July. Nearly 43 percent think the investigation should end — up 10 points since last summer.

“Support among independents for continuing the Russia investigation has declined from 63 percent in March to 54 percent in the new poll, indicating criticisms are catching beyond Trump’s die-hard conservative base. The results of Monmouth’s poll, which sampled 803 adults reached through cell phones and landlines, could raise red flags among Democrats hoping to court independents.

“The Maris poll, meanwhile, from April 10-13 found 45 percent saying the Mueller investigation was “fair” to the president, down from a high point of 53 percent in February. A still-smaller 30 percent said Mueller’s investigation was “not fair.” Quinnipiac’s results are similar in scope.

“A Quinnipiac poll released April 26 found 54 percent of registered voters saying Mueller was conducting a fair investigation, down from a high of 60 percent in November 2017, while 31 percent said it was unfair. All three polls come as Trump continues berating those he believes are responsible for tying him to the probe.

“So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were ‘leaked’ to the media,” the president wrote in a tweet the day Monmouth published its poll. ‘No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see … you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!’ . . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/06/polls-mueller-investigation-trump-americans-disinterested/

Charles Hurt, Washington Times: “Throw John Kerry in jail”

Reminder – Mr. Kerry served in Viet Nam . . .

“. . . As heroes like John McCain and Paul Galanti rotted in prisoner camps, John Kerry — safely back stateside — was throwing away his medals and accusing his former fellow servicemen of committing the worst atrocities imaginable.

In other words, plotting a lifelong political career.

“Once again, America finds Mr. McCain heroically fighting for his life, this time against cancer. Perhaps inspired by such heroism, Mr. Kerry has dusted off his old turncoat from his French closet and is turning traitor against the United States again.

“According to the Boston Globe, Mr. Kerry has been spotted in New York City, conspiring with our sworn enemies to undermine U.S. foreign policy.

Mr. Kerry doesn’t have anything positive to claim from his years as President Obama’s secretary of state. So, instead, he clings to the sewage barge of his diplomatic career: the rotten deal he helped cut with Iran.

“Based on lies from a theocratic terrorist nation hellbent on destroying the United States and Israel, Mr. Kerry’s “deal” gave Iran hundreds of millions in taxpayer cash, plus billions more to fund the country’s terror efforts around the globe. It requires only the flimsiest of sham inspections and basically puts Tehran on a glide path back to building a nuclear bomb in less than 10 years.

“If Teddy Roosevelt spoke softly but carried a big stick and President Trump talks loud and also carries a big stick, then Mr. Kerry speaks loudly and carries a tiny stick. Or maybe no stick at all. Or if he even has a stick he gives it to his enemy.

The man is a diplomatic, political imbecile.

“Unlike Mr. Kerry, President Trump got elected president. And, unlike Mr. Kerry, President Trump got elected president promising to dismantle Mr. Kerry’s disastrous — even traitorous — deal with Iran.

“Still not elected president ever, Mr. Kerry has once again gone underground to conspire with the enemy to undermine U.S. foreign policy. . .”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/6/john-kerry-should-be-jailed/

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “Trump Defends Gina Haspel as ‘Most Qualified Person’ To Lead the CIA”

“. . . Haspel is facing a difficult confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Despite her 33 years of service, Democratic lawmakers are expected to zero in on her service during the war on terror, which they say should disqualify her from the top job at the agency. Haspel has said she would oppose reintroducing the techniques used in these programs. Furthermore, Haspel has also been accused of destroying evidence of the near fatal waterboarding of terror suspect and Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah.

“The Hill reported last week that the Trump administration had drafted a 27-page memo of “talking points” meant to bolster the standing on Gina Haspel during her nomination hearing.

“Supporters of Haspel have been pressed to vouch that “she is an ‘intelligence and national security expert’ who follows the law as written, and has demonstrated strong and clear leadership in very challenging positions. . .”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/trump-defends-gina-haspel-most-qualified-person-lead-cia

Victoria LOGUINOVA-YAKOVLEVA, YAHOO!: “Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition”

“Moscow (AFP) – Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition, with Alexei Navalny and hundreds more detained at the weekend.

“Opposition leader Navalny was held along with nearly 1,600 of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies against Putin as police and paramilitary activists used force to break up demonstrations in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

“Putin, who has ruled Russia for 18 years and used his last term to annex Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and launch a military campaign in Syria on the side of Bashar al-Assad the next year, has promised to improve living standards at home during his next Kremlin stint.

But he has remained silent on the issue of his succession — despite this being an inevitable concern as the constitution bars him from running again when his fourth term ends in 2024. . .”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-4-0-launch-amid-crackdown-opposition-044224588.html

Josh Gerstein, Politico:  “Judge rejects Mueller’s request for delay in Russian troll farm case”

“Russian firm linked to Putin’s chef accuses special counsel of ‘pettifoggery.’

A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“In a brief order Saturday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich offered no explanation for her decision to deny a request prosecutors made Friday to put off the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the three firms charged in the case.

“The 13 people charged in the high-profile indictment in February are considered unlikely to ever appear in a U.S. court. The three businesses accused of facilitating the alleged Russian troll farm operation — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management, and Concord Catering — were also expected to simply ignore the American criminal proceedings.  . .”

https://www.politico.com/st”ory/2018/05/04/mueller-russia-interference-election-case-delay-570627

Tim Alberta, Politico: “James O’Keefe Can’t Get No Respect”

“The muckraking conservative just wanted journalists to take him seriously. They never did, and now he’s out for blood.

“It was nearly a decade ago that O’Keefe snuck onto America’s political landscape with his takedown of ACORN, the liberal community organizing behemoth that was defunded after he and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and prostitute and secretly videotaped employees advising them how to shelter an off-the-books brothel. In the years since, nothing and everything has changed. O’Keefe, 33, is still a leper to the American left and a menace in the eyes of a media complex that frowns on his clandestine tactics. Yet gone is the young, emaciated, caffeine-and-adrenaline-fueled lone wolf whose maxed-out credit card financed the purchase of basic recording devices at Best Buy; in his place is a muscular man who has gained 60 pounds thanks to relentless diet and exercise, who built Project Veritas into a sprawling, high-tech operation, and who last year raised more than $7 million from an expectant donor base that sees O’Keefe as a guerrilla leader on the front lines of America’s culture war.

“He has grabbed enough headlines to keep the checks coming. . .”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/04/james-okeefe-undercover-sting-profile-feature-2018-218015

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Mark Levin, 5-4-18

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, Back in February 2018 Mark was furious that there was an absence of defense for Paul Manafort. When the conservative media was backing away from Manafort, Mark explained his admiration for him not buckling. It wasn’t about him being guilty or not, it was about what our government is turning into. Now there’s finally a judge who gets it in this case and suggested that Mueller lied about the scope of his investigation and that Mueller just wants to get President Trump.

“Also, almost a year ago Mark laid out the case that, according to Department of Justice policy, you can’t indict a sitting President. If a president can’t be indicted, what’s the purpose of Mueller’s investigation? To get to the bottom of what happened in election? No, not according to Mueller’s questions to Trump. Mueller’s appointment was illegitimate because there is no crime for him to investigate. Trump needs to use his constitutional powers and fight back against Mueller’s probe.

“Later, we’re now seeing the democrats plans to fight Trump if they win the House. They’re not interested in bipartisanship. Trump is up against radical leftists who don’t believe in shared government.

“Finally, Ainsley Earhardt calls in to discuss her new book, The Light Within Me.

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/04/may-4-2018/

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http://ellsworth2018.com/

Chappaquiddick Show Times – Regal Oaks Stadium 24 – Map

11:40am, 1:25pm, 4:20pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Best  Actor – Churchill film: “The Darkest Hour.”

Regal show times at https://www.regmovies.com/movies/darkest-hour/B00472806”867

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Dead Cats: Fire’Em2, 05/04/18, (30)20 James Brody

McCarthy – Maxi-Mess.

LEADS: Glick – Iran Deal; Williams – Sunnis welcome Christ; Strassel – Defiant Justice; Poor – Mueller is done; Dinan – Illegals pour in; Gertz – Chinese lasers.

HEALTH  CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber Site.

RECOMMENDED: Mark Levin, 5-3-18; Convention of States Guide; EllworthforGovernor – Ellsworth2018.com; Best Actor – Churchill show times. Chappaquiddick times.

 

“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.”  H.L. Mencken

“The Divine Afflatus” in New York Evening Mail (16 November 1917); later published in Prejudices: Second Series (1920) and A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Trump’s De Mini-Mess Is Becoming a Maxi-Mess”

“Not for nothing did we call my April 10 column “Trump’s De Mini-Mess.” It was a reference to what seemed a political tempest in a legal teapot: a hush-money payment to a porn star who claims to have had an extramarital sexual encounter with the president a decade before he was elected — shortly after Melania gave birth to Barron in 2006. The lurid details make the matter a political land mine, but legally, it was, comparatively speaking, de minimis: a technical question of whether the payment, made by Trump’s sometime-lawyer and self-proclaimed ‘fixer,’ Michael Cohen, was an ‘in-kind’ campaign contribution under federal election laws.

“By contrast, the investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting into allegations of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice is big stuff. It makes sense that the Trump camp has become increasingly combative in confronting it. If you’ve got a good defense, big stuff has to be fought hammer and tongs.

“It usually doesn’t make sense to approach small stuff that way, though. That can turn small stuff into big stuff.

“Alas, Trump’s way is to punch down and to punch hard, no matter how trivial the challenger or the slight. The president has decided to fight hard against claims of a campaign-finance violation and against Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels. That was made clear Wednesday night, in an appearance on Hannity by Rudy Giuliani (Trump’s old friend and latest new lawyer). It was even clearer the next morning, when Trump took to Twitter.

“So now it’s big stuff.

“Shortly after Stormy strutted into our little circus, I opined that, on the election-law question, “the best argument in Trump’s favor is one that claims mitigation, not innocence.” First, unlike Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky affair, Stormy’s alleged tryst with Trump occurred long ago and involved no abuse of presidential power or privilege. Second, as campaign-finance violations go, $130,000 is chump change. The 2008 Obama campaign was permitted to settle violations nearly 20 times the size of the Stormy payment by paying a fine to the FEC.

“Now, arguing mitigation instead of fighting on the merits means taking a less combative approach. Here, it would probably start with admitting guilt. Of course, no one ever wants to do that. Plus, the rules of the game are that Democrats get away with murder while Republicans get murdered. The Trump camp is understandably worried that, far from the see-no-evil approach the Justice Department took to the Obama campaign’s immense violations, Trump might get the Dinesh D’Souza treatment. D’Souza, an Obama critic, committed a puny $20,000 campaign-finance violation, but Obama’s Justice Department hit him with a multi-count felony indictment and pushed for a prison sentence when he pled guilty (he was not imprisoned but confined for a time in a halfway house).

“All that said, there is nothing but ugly for the president in fighting, and thus magnifying, the Stormy story. . .”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/donald-trump-stormy-daniels-overreaction-magnifies-problem/

LEADS:

Caroline Glick, Breitbart: Caroline Glick: The Ayatollah’s Archive Violates the Iran Deal”

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelation Monday evening that Israel’s Mossad spy agency had seized Iran’s nuclear archive means that the ayatollahs have violated the nuclear deal negotiated by then-President Barack Obama, his EU partners, the Russians, and the Chinese in 2015.

“Despite misleading claims by former Obama administration officials and their supporters in the liberal media that the material provided ‘nothing new,’ the existence of the archive itself is a bombshell.

“The intelligence Israel captured from a secret warehouse in Teheran includes more than half a ton of documents and computer files that detail the regime’s past work in developing all aspects of a nuclear arsenal. The archive was painstakingly preserved and transferred to a new secret location after Iran concluded the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

“According to Ehud Yaari, Arab Affairs commentator for Israel’s Reshet television station, by archiving the material and so preserving Iran’s progress towards constructing nuclear weapons, Iran committed a material breach of the JCPOA.

Paragraph T of Annex 1 of the JCPOA is titled “Activities which could contribute to the design and development of a nuclear explosive device. . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/05/02/caroline-glick-ayatollahs-archive-violates-iran-deal/ 92

Thomas Williams, Breitbart: “Saudi Arabia Inks Deal with Vatican to Build Christian Churches”

“For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia has entered into a joint agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christians living in the officially Muslim nation.

“The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, according to a reportWednesday from the Egypt Independent newspaper.

The Financial Express has reported that Saudi Arabia’s newfound openness to and socio-cultural cooperation with the non-Muslim world stems from a desire to reduce dependency on oil resources, its primary economic driver. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/05/04/saudi-arabia-inks-deal-vatican-build-christian-churches/

Kimberly Strassel, WSJ: “Why the Justice Department Is Defiant”

“A House subpoena, another missed deadline. What is the department hiding?

“The feud that has simmered for months between Congress and the Justice Department erupted this week into a cage match. That’s because the House is homing in on the goods.

“Until this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and fellow institutionalists at the department had fought Congress’s demands for information with the tools of banal bureaucracy—resist, delay, ignore, negotiate. But Mr. Rosenstein took things to a new level on Tuesday, accusing House Republicans of “threats,” extortion and wanting to “rummage” through department documents. A Wednesday New York Times story then dropped a new slur, claiming “Mr. Rosenstein and top FBI officials have come to suspect that some lawmakers were using their oversight authority to gain intelligence about [Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s ] investigation so that it could be shared with the White House.”

“Mr. Rosenstein isn’t worried about rummaging. That’s a diversion from the department’s opposite concern: that it is being asked to comply with very specific—potentially very revealing—demands. Two House sources confirm for me that the Justice Department was recently delivered first a classified House Intelligence Committee letter and then a subpoena (which arrived Monday) demanding documents related to a new line of inquiry about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Trump investigation. The deadline for complying with the subpoena was Thursday afternoon, and the Justice Department flouted it. As the White House is undoubtedly monitoring any new congressional demands for information, it is likely that President Trump’s tweet Wednesday ripping the department for not turning over documents was in part a reference to this latest demand.

“Republicans also demand the FBI drop any objections to declassifying a section of the recently issued House Intelligence Committee report that deals with a briefing former FBI Director James Comey provided about former national security adviser Mike Flynn. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-justice-department-is-defiant-1525388245

Jeff Poor, Breitbart: “Giuliani: Basis of Mueller Case ‘Dead’ — ‘Sessions Should Step in and Close It’”

“Thursday on Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step in with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and end it.

“According to the former New York City mayor, the original basis of the case is dead and is expanding into other things.

“‘Everybody forgets, the basis of the case is dead,’ he said. ‘Sessions should step in and close it. And say, ‘Enough is enough.’

“Giuliani reiterated his claim that the probe was setting President Donald Trump up for a process crime.

“‘What they’re really trying to do is trap him in perjury,’ Giuliani added. ‘“And we’re not suckers.’ . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/05/03/giuliani-basis-mueller-case-dead-sessions-step-close/

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: Illegal immigration surges 230 percent in April on southwest border

“75 percent of apprehensions get ‘catch-and-release’

“Illegal immigration along U.S.-Mexico border surged 230 percent in April compared to last year, according to new numbers released Thursday that experts said expose major loopholes in American immigration law.

“Chief among the loopholes is the de facto “catch-and-release” policy that sees most illegal immigrants caught at the border quickly put back out on the streets, with the hope that they’ll return to be deported later.

Perhaps 75 percent of all migrants caught by Border Patrol agents are given catch and release, said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents line agents. Knowing they’ll be released rather than quickly deported has served as an enticement for more illegal immigrants to make the journey, he said.

“‘The reason is obvious: If you can cross the border illegally without any consequence, why not? As long as the catch-and-release policy-program exists, large numbers of people are going to cross the border illegally,’ said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

“April’s numbers continue a months-long trend of worsening illegal immigration. . .”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/3/illegal-immigration-233-pct-april-southwest-border/

Bill Gertz, Free Beacon, “Pentagon Confirms Chinese Fired Lasers at U.S. Pilots

Incidents near Beijing’s Djibouti military base injured American air crews flying nearby

“The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Chinese nationals fired lasers near a military base in east Africa against U.S. military aircraft in the region, injuring several pilots.

Pentagon Press Secretary Dana White said the U.S. government made diplomatic protests to the Chinese government over several recent incidents of laser firings near China’s first overseas military base at Djibouti.

“These are very serious incidents. There have been two minor injuries. This activity poses a threat to our airmen,” White told reporters.

“We have formally demarched the Chinese government, and we’ve requested that the Chinese investigate these incidents,” she added.

The number of incidents is “more than two but less than ten” and the laser firings took place in recent weeks, White said.

White said the Pentagon is confident that Chinese nationals were behind the laser firings but did not elaborate on the intelligence linking Beijing to the incidents.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-confirms-chinese-fired-lasers-u-s-pilots/

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity:  Josh Umber Site

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

RECOMMENDED:

Mark Levin, 5-3-18

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, NBC News had an explosive story saying that federal investigators wiretapped Michael Cohen phones and the country went nuts but every word was wrong. 4 hours later they had to make a correction and explain that he wasn’t wiretapped. They were keeping a log of phone calls known as a pen register, so they weren’t listening in. The journalist profession has become a joke – NBC News rushed to report anti-Trump stories leaked by anonymous sources and got the facts wrong.

“Also, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is one of the best White House press secretaries a president has had. She is very professional and doing a spectacular job. She shouldn’t let these dogs get her down. As a parent would you be a prouder if your daughter was Huckabee Sanders or Stormy Daniels? These democrats are hanging their hat on a porn star. ‘Finally Rep Ron DeSantis call in to discuss his run for Governor of Florida. There’s been ad after ad for his opponent Adam Putnam saying that he’s the conservative in the race. Where is Putnam getting all this money for these ads? From special interests, mainly from agriculture and U.S sugar.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/05/03/may-3-2018/

Convention of States: Free Pocket Guide

‘I support the Convention of States Project; a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.”

https://conventionofstates.com/

Laura Ellsworth for Guv’

Election Night Party: https://ellsworthforgovernor.formstack.com/forms/ellsworth_election_night

Our mailing address is:
Laura Ellsworth for Governor
605 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA 15143-1703

http://ellsworth2018.com/

Chappaquiddick Show Times – Regal Oaks Stadium 24 – Map

11:40am, 1:25pm, 4:20pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Best  Actor – Churchill film: “The Darkest Hour.”

Regal show times at https://www.regmovies.com/movies/darkest-hour/B00472806”867

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