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Fredo’s E-Mails – To Russia With Love

By Mahons On July 12th, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Donald Trump likes to name things after himself.  No one is more aware of that than Donald Trump, Jr.  You have to wonder what his world must be like.  A dimmer version of America’s number one reality television star.

Alerted that the New York Times was going to release his emails, Donald Jr. released them in advance in what his father twittered as “transparency” in his Orwellian way.

The emails show that Donald Jr. was told that the Russian government had dirt on his father’s political opponent that they wished to share.  You can just see his “I’m Smart” moment when he emailed back that he loved it (his word).  Accepting assistance from a hostile foreign government (previously denied by Junior as lies) may not actually be illegal.  Trust me that will be the spin from Trump supporters who have given up on defending immorality or unethical behavior and are focusing on a defense of legality (of course more remains to be seen).

The inner circle of the Trump campaign can not now claim not to have known of and sought information from the Russian government.  This fact is by their own grudging admissions.  And these admissions are counter to past denials.

This story isn’t about the sordid candidacy of Hillary Clinton (probably the second worse person to run for the Presidency).  It is not, to me, a story about how an election would have had a different outcome.  I don’t think the Russian manipulation effected the ultimate outcome.  It is however a story of lies and deceit within the innermost circle of the Trump campaign, of being manipulated by a hostile foreign power and about being exposed as willing to forsake national interests for political gain.

And that is real news.

Poles Apart

By Mike Cunningham On July 12th, 2017 at 10:37 am

San Francisco has got nothing to worry about. Well, nothing to worry at least about on the score of their ‘Sanctuary City’ status and local Law. That is the idea that some illegal alien is protected from US Immigration Law investigators if arrested by local police for a felony.

Their worry? They might have been overtaken by a whole Nation! Well, that was this bloke’s idea in Poland. Civic Platform (PO) leader Grzegorz Schetyna announced the party was going to unveil a list of cities and regions which are willing to host migrants, to send the message that Poland shows “solidarity” in the face of the migrant crisis.

The EU wants Poland to welcome a fair slice of the 1.3 million-odd overwhelmingly Muslim migrants whom Angela Merkel welcomed on an open-door policy after that little kid was pictured dead on a Greek beach, despite some opposition from her opposite numbers within the EU.

The Poles replied, fairly rapidly; “No Way Angie-baby’ quoting a fairly long nation-wide memory of being overrun before by invaders, and definitely not wishing to give a new set of invaders a foothold.

So the Civic Platform leader started off with a list of cities, but hit a major roadblock when Poles just said ‘Not Bothered’ or, in Polish, ‘Bollox’!. He ended up by admitting he had “about a dozen villages showing a sign of goodwill.”

I mentioned ‘SanFran’ not having much to worry about. If Kate’s Law and ‘No Sanctuary for Criminals Act’ get through the Senate, they may just have a whole heap more to worry about than Poland, they may be forced to cough damages for the innocents murdered and savaged by the actions of those given ‘Sanctuary’ by their oh-so-liberal politicians.

FREE SPEECH DEMANDS NO FREE SPEECH…

By David Vance On July 12th, 2017 at 9:04 am

Yes, really.

A free-speech group (lolz) on Tuesday sued U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump account, arguing the practice violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in New York and joined by seven individual Twitter users, claims Trump blocked a number of accounts whose owners replied to his tweets with comments that criticized, mocked or disagreed with the president. Trump’s blocking of the accounts amounted to an unconstitutional effort to suppress dissent, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York.

I suppose I must have blocked thousands of people on Twitter over the years who abuse, harass, threaten, bully and defame. Do I not have that freedom? It seems not if these loons are to be believed.

12th JULY

By David Vance On July 12th, 2017 at 8:41 am

Please keep your eyes on the Center Ring…

By The Troll On July 11th, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Now playing in the Center Ring the Media vs Trump show…. step right up read the anonymous speculation…. The Russians did it, and Trump helped them do it…..

Do what? ssssshhhh we don’t know, but it happened and it’s called “Collusion” ……

I feel like I’m watching Bugs and Daffy trying to convince Elmer if it’s Duck or Rabbit Season…….

In the meantime the real battles are being fought by the few. The Democrats can not defeat the republicans. They have No Platform and no evidence to back up this nonstop collusion attack, there is just no there there.

However the Republicans can still lose everything giving both the House and the Senate back to the Dems and at this point most likely will.

This man understands that, and wants to stop it from happening.

 

Climate Temperatures are Raised

By Mike Cunningham On July 11th, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Whilst I have never claimed to really understand the Canadian Legal System, and probably nobody else does either, apart from a few Canucks themselves; and again perhaps understanding mainly the outline of this legal story, could it really be the end of the legal battle between ‘climate changer’ Michael Mann and his long-time legal opponent Dr. Tim Ball?

Long time back, Dr. Ball opined that Michael Mann’s climate change calculations were, literally, hooey; so Mann slapped a LAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) libel suit in the British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver six long years ago.

Unfortunately, six years later, the Court accepted the Plaintiff’s plea arrangement for the further adjournment of the trial, as the Defendant had also agreed that this delay could take place, as long as Mann kicked up with all his computer data and codes for the Court’s examination by a certain date. Calendar clicks forwards, Mann doesn’t come up with the codes and proof, and it now looks as though Dr. Ball triumphs, as the Canadian Court can now charge Mann with contempt. Contempt sanctions could reasonably include the judge ruling that Dr. Ball’s statement that Mann “belongs in the state pen, not Penn. State’ is a precise and true statement of fact.

But better news is heading down the legal highway. Michael Mann, once the darling of the ‘Climate Change Brigade’, with his now-infamous ‘Hockey Stick’ graph, so beloved of the IPCC, Gore and all the warmish crowd, is now looking at the collapse of his celebrated trial and suit against Mark Steyn. Not bad for a Tuesday!

mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome ‘treatment’: or Rest in Peace?

By Mike Cunningham On July 11th, 2017 at 10:40 am

I was in two minds which subject I would write on ATW today; Care Homes; or the true human tragedy of tiny Charlie Gard. I decided to leave the Care Home commentary on my own site, and lay out what maybe be the way forward for the parents, the Courts; and of course the very young child at the heart of this dispute.

First, the parents; Connie Yates and Chris Gard. Understandably, they do not wish to be parted from their young son. They have fought in private, they have petitioned in public, they have fundraised over £1.25 million for a jet transport to take them to America where an ‘experimental’ therapy offers hope, but only ‘offers’ that hope. They are distraught, pulverised with the pressure, but they believe they are doing the only thing left, fighting for the life of their son. All they want is for their small child to be given the chance; it might not work, but; why not try?

The medical professionals at Great Ormond St. Hospital find themselves in the invidious position of trying to get two parents to accept that medical science cannot reverse the damage they have shown has happened to little Charlie. They do not want to switch off the ventilators and slice away the feeding tubes, but their vast experience and knowledge of paediatric illnesses and conditions informs them that that tiny body is defenceless, has suffered irreversible brain damage, and, more than likely, is in great pain. They do not wish to end that life, but their argument is that the very quality of that life is so low as to be non-existent, that they should be allowed to accede to the long series of court decisions, and switch everything off!

The legal side of things has proved accommodating to the urgency of the situation, with speedy hearings in the High Court, the Appeals process, the British Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, but the final decision now rests with High Court Judge  Mr Justice Francis. His is the mind which must act as this nation’s ‘Solomon’, but the decision is not one of ‘jurisprudence versus humanity’; but what is in the best interests of little Charlie.

The Pope, who intervened a few days ago with purportedly an offer of a new passport and further medical intervention. I would comment simply that the Pope is presumed ‘infallible’ in matters of religious doctrine, but a doctor, he ain’t. President Trump also offered free treatment, but, as with His Holiness, The Donald is not a medical specialist.

Mine own opinion, for what else is there in this tragic case but lots of opinions, and opposing these beliefs are  medical facts and certainties, is that the Judge should hold Connie Yates by the hand, and ask her if Charlie hasn’t already suffered enough, and sadly; deeply sadly, agree to his ruling: and simply let the little mite GO!

How Do You Like Dem Apples?!

By Patty On July 11th, 2017 at 4:12 am

 

Like Hillary Clinton, we  learn that James Comey knowingly released classified information that he should not have released. His defense is identical to Hillary’s. First, he says his memos weren’t classified; then, we learn that they were not marked classified and now we learn that his memos were retroactively classified.

So….what’s next in this corrupt game of “laws are for other people, not me.”

If all goes according to  Hillary Clinton’s formula for shirking responsibility and getting away with breaking the law, we have the following, from The Conservative Treehouse:

Step 4 –  Missing/deleted = Wiped Comey memos: “what, like with a cloth or something?”

Step 5 –  Robert Mueller (filling the role of Comey circa 2016) will hold a 2017 presser to say: James Comey didn’t intentionally violate the law with sharing classified information within his leaked memos in 2017.  Adding: “we could find no intent” by him to do so.

Step 6 – Mueller will conclude his presser by saying: “no reasonable special counsel would recommend charges“.

Errrmm. Ladies, no, scratch that; you lot over there giggling!

By Mike Cunningham On July 10th, 2017 at 8:34 pm

Strewth! Hasn’t the stupid git got nothing better to do with his time than this garbage?

I mean:-

Ms Berry welcomed the Mayor’s response, telling The Independent: “No one should feel shut out of society.”

She said the removal of “ladies and gentlemen” would be well-received by anyone who found the announcements out of date.

“There are many people out there with some degree of gender variance and, with our huge population, a large number of Londoners will be trans and non binary,” she told The Independent.

“Gender neutral announcements will make a difference not just to trans people but to everyone who thinks being greeted as ‘ladies and gentleman’ is out of date.”

As the old statement went: We’re doomed, I tell you; doomed!

WOMAN IS THE ****** OF THE WORLD…

By David Vance On July 10th, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Faux hysteria here.

Oh no. WAYCISM.

A Tory Brexiteer has described the UK leaving the EU without a deal as a “real n*****r in the woodpile” at a meeting of eurosceptics in Central London. Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbott since 2010, made the astonishing remark while discussing what financial services deal the UK could struck with Brussels after 2019.

Despite using the racist term, none of her fellow panelists, including Tory MPs Bill Cash and John Redwood, reacted.  After saying just 7% of financial services in the UK would be affected by Brexit, Morris said: “Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom. “Now we get to the real n****r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?”

Was John Lennon a racist when he used it in his song “Woman is the nigger of the world”? Was Elvis Costello a racist when he sang of “One less white Nigger” in Oliver’s Army? And of course is it ok for Jay Z to deploy the expression multiple times? Who gets to say what IS racist and who can and cannot say it? What words are verboten?

The expression used by this Conservative is a COLLIQUIALISM that has been around a long time and familiar to my age group. Would I use it? No. I don’t care for it. But is it WAYCIST for this Conservative MP to use it in the way she did ? NO!