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Mudslides

By Mahons On January 10th, 2018

Mudslides have recently killed a number of people in California. Diane Feinstein, a Democratic Senator from that state should be familiar with the destructive power of mud. Her mudslinging independent release of a judiciary interview regarding the Russian investigation was unwarranted and purely partisan.

The interview offers no basis for any conclusion and it was released not to make things transparent, but to embarrass the President. Her motive was clear. Her action, though legal, was destructive of a fair process and against the nation’s interests (whatever one may think of Trump).

She has long been an unwelcome presence in Washington in my opinion, and this recent action underscores my feelings. Democrats who would defend her should note that this type of action is troublesome to the system as a whole.

38 Responses to “Mudslides”

  1. I have heard she released it because her republican cohorts were going rogue from the committee so she released the documents to stop them

  2. in her time as a Senator making 150,000 a year she has increased her personal wealth to over 70 million but she has great ethics……

  3. rogue how EP?

  4. She has written bestselling books

    But the speech fees often are questionable.

  5. she got her husbands company a multi billion dollar no bid federal contract…..

  6. Which company and which contract

  7. I saw it this morning I’ll have to find it again.

  8. here’s something worth the read Phantom

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455263/cliven-bundy-case-dismissed-judge-gloria-navarro-cites-flagrant-federal-misconduct-bureau-land-management

  9. here is part of the Feinstein stuff

    A veteran California senator has resigned as chair of a powerful military construction committee after reports that for years she abused her position to award her husband’s companies billions of dollars in government contracts.

    During her six years as chair and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Dianne Feinstein annually supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars for specific military construction projects. The San Francisco lawmaker supervised her own staff of military construction experts and she lobbied Pentagon officials to support her favorite projects.

    She wielded quite a bit of power and succeeded in steering hundreds of billions of dollars in military contracts to companies partially owned by her wealthy husband, Richard Blum. One company alone earned $792 million from military construction and environmental cleanup projects approved by Feinstein’s committee and another $759 million.

    The blatant ethics violation and obvious conflict of interest was first exposed earlier this year by a weekly Northern California publication. The story details how Feinstein voted over the years for appropriations that enriched her husband’s firms and that her top legal advisor also happens to be one of her husband’s longtime business partners; in other words, a financial beneficiary of the senator’s decisions.

    No wonder Feinstein, a former San Francisco mayor elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, is among the wealthiest members of congress. Last year she ranked eighth with a net worth of $42.6 million, boosted by assets she holds with her husband. Most of them are companies that have made their fortune from the very government contracts she has granted them.

  10. Oh I thought you were speaking about Hillary

  11. no Feinstein

  12. Good post by the way Mahons

  13. She has written bestselling books

    Bestselling where? Lunatic asylums? Seriously, what sane man or woman would spent one cent, or one minute, on a Dianne Feinstein book?

    Strewth.

  14. Pete

    That is my error.

    I was thinking Beast when Pat was speaking Stein.

  15. There’s a woman out there called Dianne Feinbeast?

  16. Hillary Feinrotham

  17. Phantom – given that you believe Oprah Winfrey and Nikki Haley to be ‘Presidential’ from the evidence that they can read, would you say that Dianne Feinstein is also ‘Presidential’ because she too can read – and even write?

    Although these women can read, I don’t consider that to be ‘Presidential’. However, a woman who can reverse into a parking space is definitely ‘Presidential’

  18. Ah, Lady Leavenworth.

  19. The woman who can reverse park hasn’t yet been born.

    This I know to be true.

  20. Feinstein’s just trying to roll out the liberal cred to shore up an expensive primary. I hope she loses hugely.

    That said, we did learn that Papadopoulos’s drunken conversation with the Australian ambassador was the start of the FBI investigation, not the Steele dossier (which was initially commissioned by the publisher of the Washington Examiner – not the Clinton machine). So that pretty much ruins the bullshit narrative senate republicans were trying to sell.

  21. I back my Expedition into tight parking spaces on a daily basis, it’s not rocket science.

  22. I don’t want Oprah for president.

    I only claim that she would be vastly more qualified in every way than Trump, Obama, or GWB were.

  23. Daphne

    Do you ever need to parallel park?

    Lots of people in rural or even suburban areas have a hard time with it.

    Here, it is the most necessary skill for any urban parker

  24. Texan parking spaces don’t count. They’re the size of Belgium. You know, sometimes you have to credit Saudis with sense. Best leave the driving to men.

  25. Do many people in the US have driverless parking systems in their cars for parallel parking? So me Chrysler and Jeep vehicles have them, as do many European models and very many Japanese cars.

  26. Patrick Van Roy, on January 10th, 2018 at 8:06 PM Said:

    in her time as a Senator making 150,000 a year she has increased her personal wealth to over 70 million but she has great ethics……

    Wow – she out-performed Warren Buffet, and he’s well-connected with the decision-makers as anybody can be. It must be useful to have flexible principles as well as being a Senator for the most amoral state in the Union

  27. Texan parking spaces don’t count.
    Correct. One of the many good things about Texas – they have space for people, and their cars.

    driverless parking systems

    I don’t think that they’re common here. New cars have them and these things are being promoted as a great new feature still

  28. Feinstein’s husband is a rich private equity/real estate guy.

    That means that she’s rich too.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean that she has done bad things

  29. I rarely have to parallel park and won’t do it in my SUV – only the Nissan Juke. Parking spaces are roomy in most Texas places, but not parking garages or the high school lot. Those are tight squeezes for my big vehicle.

    Got to go check the meat on the grill….

  30. She’s probably done bad things, Phantom. She’s been in office forever.

  31. Yes, a limousine liberal insider like the Clintons. I do not doubt that.

  32. OT – This is good news if it means ICE is finally targeting employers.

    They need to hit up meat/poultry producers and the construction industry as well. If wages are ever going to rise for unskilled/blue collar work, the employers of low wage illegals need to be jailed and heavily fined.

  33. Feinstein’s husband is a rich private equity/real estate guy.

    That means that she’s rich too.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean that she has done bad things

    her husband is rich and has been but her own personal worth has increased far above her income and her husbands income “usually” can manage.

  34. Daphne

    That said, we did learn that Papadopoulos’s drunken conversation with the Australian ambassador was the start of the FBI investigation, not the Steele dossier (which was initially commissioned by the publisher of the Washington Examiner – not the Clinton machine). So that pretty much ruins the bullshit narrative senate republicans were trying to sell.

    that’s total bull

  35. ahh so its is true , if pat says bull you know its true..

  36. PVR can’t read congressional transcripts, Jude.

    We don’t know why.

  37. so you read the transcript have you Daphne?

    How many pages was it?

  38. but the bull part is the Steele dossier (which was initially commissioned by the publisher of the Washington Examiner – not the Clinton machine

    That’s the Lie. The Steele Dossier wasn’t compiled until the only people involved were the Clintons and the DNC.

    It’s been proven, but facts never get in Daphne’s way.

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