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Fox on the Run

By Mahons On August 30th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

President Trump is upset with his coverage by the Fox television network. He has said it isnt working for him anymore. Most observors with a modicum of intelligence were dumfounded since Fox’s coverage of Trump has gone past their fair and balanced catchphrase into the realm of…how shall I put this…cheerleading?
But Fox is no Russia Today, a network whose slavish devotion to Putin would be comical if the World didnt have so many fools. There are stray liberals and principled journalists at Fox who have piereced the 24/7 approval factory. But the President can’t have that. In the words of the late Freddie Mercury he “wants it all.”
In America a President who thinks he is entitled to uncritical coverage is a strange bird. Oh sure, many hated the press, and were livid at certain reporters, newspapers and networks. But even Nixon recognized the free press had an important role. Trump in his paranoia simply sees the press when it is not loyal to him as an enemy. A reporter may support him 99% of the time, but he will not forgive a 1% deviation.
The reporters at Fox are learning this lesson, slowly but surely. After all, when people ask you what you do for a living what would you rather say? I’m a television journalist, or I play one on tv?

We will not be employing our guns

By Patrick Van Roy On August 29th, 2019 at 9:11 pm

But the outrage that is percolating beneath the surface is palpabil you can feel in the air a charged pressure building with each passing day.

For over 2 years it has been shoved down our throats that the President was a Traitor. He colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary.

That is what they claimed and that was what he was framed to look like he was doing. While the same people that were framing him falsifying evidence and committing perjury to use the Patriot Act to destroy a political candidate. This was the very thing the Left screamed would happen with the Patriot Act, and that is exactly what the left did.

They never expected he would win, no one really did. Come the end of election day however Trump was President not Clinton. Now the Obama administration officials are screwed. If their activity is discovered they could all go to jail. The Mueller investigation was set into motion the incoming administration must be kept on the defensive to prevent them from proceeding to look into the counter espionage investigation and the Hillary “probe”. They had no doubt that Mueller’s investigation would uncover crime. Trump was a NYC Real Estate Developer half the construction business in NY is Mob connected. They knew they would find something and then he’d be gone.

One problem the last thing anyone expected, Trump was Mr. Clean…… they got nothing.

When it all unravelled the backlash began. There are 5 separate IG Criminal investigations looking into the origins of the FISA Warrants, the counter espionage investigations origin, the Hillary email cover up, the use of foreign intelligence assets to subvert american law, and a little one on Comey’s admitted leaking of classified information.

The framing of Trump and the Clinton Cover Up were ran out of the White House. It was coordinated through Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, and Comey.

No one expects Obama or Clinton to ever see a courtroom let alone serve the time they deserve, but we expect those that broke the law in their name be held accountable to the Law.

The fear that they will not is causing an underlying unease in half the population.  An unease that will quickly erupt into outrage.

They destroyed General Flynn’s life, Manafort and Cohn got what they deserved, Papadopoulos got screwed, and Carter Page the man they first set up is going to wind up filthy rich by the time he’s done.

Today the minor IG report was revealed to the public, it was considered so small in the tempest of this storm of investigations that no one even knew it was going on. Crooked Cop James Comey’s admitted leak investigation. It has been decided that the crooked cop won’t be prosecuted for this violation of the Law.

He has been smarmy all day demanding apologies and reparations…. scumbag. He won’t get either and he is still under investigation as part of ALL FOUR of the other investigations. He is far from in the clear.

The Law Abiding that go to work pay their bills and taxes while playing by societies rules are holding our breath. If major players in this scandal don’t get charged with the crimes that they committed the unrest of the middle class will be quite real. How it will manifest I can not predict except we will not resort to violence.

But that outrage will be expressed if it is confirmed to the general public that there is a two tier system in our Country.

Personally I have Faith….. there will be prosecutions and justice will be served. I do not believe my nation has fallen.

INDEED

By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2019 at 7:40 pm

A timely and urgent reminder, which I recommend –

All of these are achievements solely achievements of capitalism and markets. Only the awesome wealth-generating capacity of capitalism and markets have enabled all of these great things. It’s one thing to work for a cleaner and more fuel efficient future, both of which are assured with capitalism and markets, but quite another to de-industrialise simply to reverse progress. It’s the latter which inspires much of the radical eco-communist movement.

If only they loved the planet as much as they hate capitalism.

CROOKED COMEY LEAKED

By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Former FBI Director James Comey has been criticised in a Department of Justice report for the leak of memos on his interactions with President Trump.

An internal watchdog said Mr Comey had failed to “live up” to his duty to safeguard sensitive information.

The watchdog said Mr Comey broke FBI rules by giving the contents of a memo to a friend to share with a reporter.

But the inspector general said he was not recommending that Mr Comey be prosecuted for the breach.

America’s a funny country. Some dopey kid can be banged up for a long time for having a small bag of drugs. But leak sensitive information to the New York Times, break DOJ and FBI rules on the handling of information, and seek personal advantage while trying to damage to president, you get a pass.

When it comes to future CNN contributors, it’s a different system of justice.

A FAIR QUESTION

By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Right, tax fans?

THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT IS COMING BACK

By Pete Moore On August 29th, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Ruth Davidson resigned today as leader of the Scottish Tories, for personal and political reasons. We know the political reason; she’s a hardcore EU fanatic. The personal reason is that she has a very young son and wants to spend time with him. Quite incredible, given that she’s a lesbian, but that’s the Tories for you.

Remainers continue to shriek like they’ve been set on fire, so they probably missed that Davidson today blasted MPs for voting down Theresa May’s atrocious Withdrawal Treaty three times. Then she said “For God’s sake, at the fourth time, vote for a deal.”

The treaty is coming back, slightly warmed over. Davidson met with BoJo a few days ago in Downing Street, so she’s up to speed on what he intends. She knows that a clean Brexit is BoJo’s second choice and that he will present MPs with “the fourth” chance to pass it.

A True Giant

By Patrick Van Roy On August 29th, 2019 at 1:52 am

General Mattis speaks

By Phantom On August 28th, 2019 at 11:40 pm

There would be few recent military leaders more revered in military and civilian society than General Mattis, who retired from the Marine Corps in 2012. He of course later served as Secretary of State for a time, before resigning at the end of last year.

The general has authored a book, ” Call Sign Chaos, Learning to Lead “. Leadership is something that Mattis knows a lot about

He has served under good military and civilian leaders, and he has served under this president. A major reason why he left the SecDef position is that he believes in the NATO alliance. The president seemingly doesn’t support alliances of any kind, not NATO, which he spoke of having the US leave, not alliances among Americans. His every comment is aimed at demeaning and dividing.

Mattis chooses his words carefully. He’s clearly critical of the president ,and I hear no praise at all for the other party.

The Marines are bluntly critical of falling short, satisfied only with 100% effort and commitment. Yet over the course of my career, every time I made a mistake—and I made many—the Marines promoted me. They recognized that these mistakes were part of my tuition and a necessary bridge to learning how to do things right. Year in and year out, the Marines had trained me in skills they knew I needed, while educating me to deal with the unexpected.

Beneath its Prussian exterior of short haircuts, crisp uniforms and exacting standards, the Corps nurtured some of the strangest mavericks and most original thinkers I encountered in my journey through multiple commands and dozens of countries. The Marines’ military excellence does not suffocate intellectual freedom or substitute regimented dogma for imaginative solutions. They know their doctrine, often derived from lessons learned in combat and written in blood, but refuse to let that turn into dogma.

Woe to the unimaginative one who, in after-action reviews, takes refuge in doctrine. The critiques in the field, in the classroom or at happy hour are blunt for good reasons. Personal sensitivities are irrelevant. No effort is made to ease you through your midlife crisis when peers, seniors or subordinates offer more cunning or historically proven options, even when out of step with doctrine.

An oft-spoken admonition in the Marines is this: When you’re going to a gunfight, bring all your friends with guns. Having fought many times in coalitions, I believe that we need every ally we can bring to the fight. From imaginative military solutions to their country’s vote in the U.N., the more allies the better. I have never been on a crowded battlefield, and there is always room for those who want to be there alongside us.

A wise leader must deal with reality and state what he intends, and what level of commitment he is willing to invest in achieving that end. He then has to trust that his subordinates know how to carry that out. Wise leadership requires collaboration; otherwise, it will lead to failure.

Nations with allies thrive, and those without them wither. Alone, America cannot protect our people and our economy. At this time, we can see storm clouds gathering. A polemicist’s role is not sufficient for a leader. A leader must display strategic acumen that incorporates respect for those nations that have stood with us when trouble loomed. Returning to a strategic stance that includes the interests of as many nations as we can make common cause with, we can better deal with this imperfect world we occupy together. Absent this, we will occupy an increasingly lonely position, one that puts us at increasing risk in the world.

Unlike in the past, where we were unified and drew in allies, currently our own commons seems to be breaking apart. What concerns me most as a military man is not our external adversaries; it is our internal divisiveness. We are dividing into hostile tribes cheering against each other, fueled by emotion and a mutual disdain that jeopardizes our future, instead of rediscovering our common ground and finding solutions.

Jim Mattis: Duty, Democracy and the threat oF Tribalism

EVERYWHERE THEY GO

By Pete Moore On August 28th, 2019 at 7:03 pm

I used to like Gloucester. Played plenty of rugby there, always followed by a decent session in a country pub nearby. Now they have new pursuits, outside a halal butcher, courtesy of new arrivals.

Call me what you like, but I preferred the old Gloucester, when it was less enriched. It really was better.

ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN

By Pete Moore On August 28th, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Remainers are fewmin tonight. From Westminster to Islington to the BBC, the fancy restaurants are in uproar over Her Majesty proroguing Parliament. It’s because they know nothing.

Parliament is prorogued for a month in September and October every year for the party conference season anyway. It happens every year. We need a Queen’s Speech anyway. This is the longest Parliament since the 17th-Century and we’ve had a recent change at the top. A classical liberal with a classical liberal agenda has replaced a progressive leftist with a progressive left agenda. So the previous legislative agenda has been binned. So prorogation is perfectly normal and in order.

This prorogation extends the normal shutdown (for the party conferences) by four whole days. Remainers have gone completely mental because of four whole days. If Remainers can explain what they would do in those four days, which they have failed to do in the last 3 years and 3 months, that would be helpful.

Now this is what will happen. We leave the EU, by law, on 31st October. There’s a big EU pow wow on 17th-18th October. BoJo will get concessions on the so-called backstop. Ignore that the withdrawal agreement is riddled with terrible things, the backstop is the headline. So he’ll get that neutered and pick up a few other concessions.

He returns to Parliament, with a slightly changed withdrawal agreement, he calls it a new deal, then tells the treasonous anti-democrats to vote for it or we leave on 31st with no agreement.