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RIP, Charles Krauthammer … A Calm Voice of Intellectual Discourse in the Heated Debate

“All it means is whatever I do is a little bit harder and probably a little bit slower. And that’s basically it. Everybody has their cross to bear– everybody. I made a promise to myself on day one [after my injury]. I was not going to allow it to alter my life. It’s very easy to be characterized by the externalities in your life. I dislike people focusing on it. I made a vow when I was injured that it would never be what would characterize my life. I don’t want it to be the first line of my obituary. If it is, that will be a failure.”

When my beloved Uncle/Godfather passed away the one thing that stuck out in my mind the most about him was his intellect and ability to get around this world in his life. You see, my Uncle Jack had become a paraplegic in a drunk driving accident just days after getting out of the US Army Airborne where he had jumped out of planes. My Uncle then decided to exercise his mind. He literally read the dictionary from cover-to-cover more than once. He was an avid reader of science fiction and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., among other authors that became his favorites. He passed down his books, thousands of pieces puzzles, and taught me to play chess and poker … much to the hesitant dismay of my father (Jack’s older brother). Jack drove a car that had been modified for his needs. I had to borrow his car once, for a small stretch, and realized how much more ‘thought’ that had to be put into actually driving when you had to use your hand to control the gas and brake. Jack was a bit of a math wiz and became a CPA, working in an office and living in his own apartment an hour or more away from family. He had made an independent life for himself until he found the woman he would marry and share the rest of his life with. The one thought that came to mind when he finally died after a long road of dying was, “He was the tallest man I’ve ever known”, this man that spent most of his life in a wheelchair.

Jack admired Charles Krauthammer. Sometimes we were able to watch him on television together. At that time I not only had no idea Krauthammer was paralyzed, but was a quadriplegic … until Jack told me. And when my Uncle informed me of that huge detail he did so with a kinship pride in his voice.

I didn’t personally know Charles Krauthammer, but I do know the man filled the TV screen with his massiveness whenever he was on … even when he was silently listening when others added to the discussion.

Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68

The wisdom of Charles Krauthammer

Tributes pour in for Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, dead at 68

A.B. Stoddard: The Unconfined Life of Charles Krauthammer

In nine years the only debate I ever won with Charles was about the 2011 debt reduction super committee that ultimately admitted failure and yielded the sequester. Charles, who had written a column touting its potential, conceded it was one of the rare instances when he had “not been cynical enough.” Roll the tape, the only — and very rare — moments Krauthammer ever backed down on “Special Report” were never due to a weaker fact arsenal but rather a temporary lapse of cynicism that affected his analysis.

Though we both love politics it was our discussions of parenthood that I savored the most. The most poignant anecdote involved a former friend of Charles’ beloved son Daniel turning on and bullying him, causing Charles such acute pain he couldn’t eat a full meal for a month. Charles did all he could to not allow his paralysis to alter fatherhood — taking Daniel skiing though he couldn’t join him, sharing themed movie marathons locked in a room every Christmas Day while asking his devoted wife, Robyn, to “throw food at us,” and imparting a love of learning that Charles was raised to embrace by his own father. I loved the story of him driving a young Daniel to New York, and pulling up to the hotel just as the climax unfolded in the audiobook they were listening to. “Keep driving,” the enthralled Daniel commanded his father, who did just that. I hold it up to this day with envy as an unrivaled parenting triumph.

Charles respected the hard work of parenting, that it wasn’t supposed to be easy. Many years ago, when my three teenagers were young, Charles encountered me before the show one night in one of my traditional Christmas collapses. Why so morose he asked me? I lamented the burden of keeping the magic alive — I was tired, broke, out of ideas for presents, out of time to buy them and wrap them and decorate and pack for whatever trip we were taking the day after and, I admitted to the entire makeup room, I hated Christmas. Dr. Krauthammer didn’t even pause — he said he was taking over my case, for which he would prescribe: 1) conversion to Judaism, 2) bedrest; and 3) sedatives, if necessary. I will forever cling, as I have each jolly season since, to his prescription that makes me smile through my Christmas grimace.

Previous: Writer Charles Krauthammer: “This is the final verdict. My fight is over.” … “I leave this life with no regrets…”

Things That Matter( Three Decades of Passions Pastimes and Politics), by Charles Krauthammer

Sleep well, sir.

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Educating the Liberal Educated at Harvard About the Rest of the Country

With the left/liberals only the west coast and east coast count. The rest of the USA is overpopulated Bible-thumping, unintelligent, ass-scratching-finger-sniffing, knuckle-dragging-hicks, racist-bigoted-irredeemable-deplorables who had better vote the way the coasts demand they vote or die in tornadoes and stuff, dontcha know…

Twitchy: Hot take from an elite: Trump’s hillbilly rally in Duluth to be followed by visit to Mississippi trailer park

Once again proof liberal elites only recognize San Francisco, LA, NYC, the Hamptons, and Martha’s Vineyard as the only places where real people live in this nation. The rest of us are just flyover areas (where much everything they need/use is produced) where their private jets dump their overfilled toilet tanks.

Well, one of the country’s actual honest-to-God real journalists left in the new industry has decided to do something about the next crop of smug elitists taking out mega-student loans to attend one of the country’s smuggest liberal elite institutions of higher education…

Salena Zito: These Harvard kids got the lesson of their lives in the Heartland

On a blustery afternoon in April, I filed into a van along with 10 students from Harvard. We had just spent the last two days in Chicopee, Mass., where we had chatted with the police chief and his force, the mayor and his staff, small-business owners, waitresses and firemen about their struggles living in small-town America.

The undergrads were buzzing with their impressions. Chicopee is about 90 miles west of their prestigious university in Cambridge, but when it comes to shared experience, it might as well have been 1,000 light years away.

As they settled in, I looked at them.

“So,” I said, “who do you think most of the people you just got to know voted for president?”

None of the students had an answer. It hadn’t come up in their conversations and they didn’t know I had privately asked each person whom they’d voted for.

So I let a minute pass and told them.

“Nearly every one of them voted for Trump.”

My students at first looked stunned. But then recognition crossed their faces.

We were only a few days into a new course I had developed with Harvard’s Institute of Politics, called the Main Street Project, where students are immersed in small-town America. Even though these kids had almost all been raised in the United States, our journey sometimes felt like an anthropology course, as though they were seeing the rest of the country for the first time. And this was their opening lesson.

I have been a national political journalist for nearly 15 years. Whenever and wherever I travel in this country, I abide by a few simple rules: No planes, no interstates and no hotels.

And definitely no chain restaurants.

The reason is simple: Planes fly over and interstates swiftly pass by what’s really happening in the suburbs, towns and exurbs of this nation. Staying in a hotel doesn’t give me the same connection I can get staying in a bed and breakfast where the first person I meet is a small-businessperson who runs the place and knows all the neighborhood secrets. The same is true of going to locally owned restaurants versus chains.

Also, you have to spend time in a community to really report on it. Parachuting in for a few hours to interview the locals can lead to flawed evaluations. When you are short on time, your instincts can get blurred and you gravitate toward the shiny objects, the oddball people and conditions that make the most noise, instead of taking a broader focus on the bigger, fuller picture.

[…]

“The best way to blow apart a stereotype is to challenge it,” Kuang, an applied math and economics major, told me.

So, before we started traveling, we held several workshops to discuss their ideas about the “other” America.

Nearly all of them said they didn’t know what life was like outside the coastal cities and states. Only one student, Henna Hundal, 20, had grown up in a rural environment — an almond farm in Turlock, Calif. — while Kessler, a computer science major, was the only member of the class who had ever fired a gun. The students ranged in age from 19 to 21, with an equal number of girls and boys and a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. The majority of them hailed from cities and suburbs in blue states along the East and West coasts. One was from Wales.

They admitted they had been fed a steady diet of stereotypes about small towns and their folk: “backwards,” “no longer useful,” “un- or under-educated,” “angry and filled with a trace of bigotry” were all phrases that came up.

And so we embarked on our journey. For the next few weeks, I would conduct three classes in rural and industrial towns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Most of the trips were a two- to four-night stay, getting from place to place in a van and sleeping in locally owned B&Bs.

[…]

Two weeks later in Londonderry, NH, the students visited a gun range at Fish and Game Club and saw something else they didn’t expect — 40 women of all ages, shapes and colors pointing pistols at a target.

Susan Olson, a silver-haired instructor, made her way over to the students with a broad smile and a swagger. For women, knowing how to operate a gun, she told them, is “the most empowering thing we can do.”

“We teach safe gun handling — from what parts make up a pistol and how it operates, to how to clean your pistol, how to store it and, of course, live-fire training and skill development,” Olson said, rattling off the key points like a shopping list.

In May, the students found more insights in the Mahoning Valley of Ohio, where they broke bread at the iconic MVR restaurant with Joe Cassese, the third member of his family to own the eatery.

Cassese’s enthusiasm kept the students rapt as he told them how he developed and grew a business in the downtown area of Youngstown.
“I could have gone anywhere, and I did,” said Cassese who worked for several teams in the NFL as an equipment manager. “But in the end, I wanted to come home to this,” he added, as he made a 360-degree sweep of his restaurant. “This is the greatest city in America, the people, the heart. I love my community.”

Cassese was interrupted several times as he talked to the students, but he was the first to interrupt himself.

“Hey, get these kids three pizzas as an appetizer, mix it up, they need to try our pizza before dinner,” he told Austin, the waiter.

[…]

At one point, Samantha Frenkel-Popell, a 20-year-old social science major from the Bay Area, declared that she was ready to move here.

“You don’t feel like a customer here,” she told Cassese. “You feel like family.”

[…]

In our final week, the class attended Mass at St. Stanislaus, a Polish church in the Strip District of downtown Pittsburgh. Before then, only two of my students had set foot in a Catholic church.

At the end of Mass, an older gentleman came up to me and said how nice it was to see young people dressed up and going to church. When I told him they were students from Harvard, he beamed.

“I have been reading for years that college kids these days are thin-skinned, what’s that word … ? Snowbirds, snowflakes, anyways … that they have no easiness with meeting someone new or trying something different or won’t be open to opposing opinions,” he said.

He smiled as he gave my kids an approving thumbs-up.

“Don’t you just love when a stereotype is blown up right in front of you?”

I grabbed a lot of Salena’s content but please click the link and read it all. This writer is a true-blue investigative journalist that is not afraid, ashamed or anywhere near lazy to get in her car and drive to talk with the real people in this part of the nation. She has no preconceived ideas about who and what we are. She does not take us for granted. She knew Hillary Clinton needed this area in the 2016 election, and she knew Hillary was not going to get their votes. The rest of the MSM refused to see it any other way but in Clinton’s back pocket.

I would love to see Salena take another group of college students from the coasts way deep into the Midwest in farm country. There they can see how hard people work to bring food to the nation’s tables. There they can see that inheritance taxes do not always hit the filthy rich, but farmers whose land has been in the family for generations to struggle to make a living.

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The Left’s Amnesty Scam and Con Job…

What these oh-so concerned liberals are really fighting is not more ‘humane’ treatment of illegals crossing our sovereign border, but they are fighting any border or sovereignty of the USA…

The Federalist: Democrats Have Zero Tolerance For Illegal Immigration Solutions – Family separation is callous, but it doesn’t excuse the Democrats’ refusal to do anything about the border

And why would they want to solve it? The democrats are losing big chunks of their once reliable voting base … Blacks. Hispanics. Women. Blue collar workers (even unionized workers). Whites, males and females. They need these illegals flooding an open border and bolstering the democrat voting base. And they admit it.

It is so enormous to cover, except to say that the country’s MSM for weeks now have dug up the immigration horrors of the Obama era and are now passing them off as Trump’s sins. And they NEVER correct or answer the facts even when busted countless times on social media. It continues today!

Twitchy: New TIME magazine cover with Trump gets ACCURATE photoshop correction to honor Obama

Twitchy: Shareblue editor gets DROPPED for framing HORROR stats on immigrant children as NEW

Glenn Beck: ‘We begged the media’ in 2014 to cover border kids and were ignored … Oh the MSM is covering it now retroactively but contextually deceptively presenting it as being done by Trump and not Obama.

Ace: “Trump signs Executive Order asking judge to modify consent decree (which Obama apparently agreed to) that forbids holding children for more than 20 days. The judge almost certainly won’t do that, which means we’re back to catch-and-release. Even though a modification of that decree to permit holding families as a unit seems to command a plurality of support..”

AoSHQ Headlines:

Levin: PDT’s Family Detention Order Exposes the Screaming Hypocrisy of the Open Borders Left

ICE Director Delivers Truth-MOAB: “If You Want to Blame Somebody for Separating Families, Blame the Parents”

Greenfield: The Real Child Abusers of Border Insecurity

Literally Mother F****r: Avenatti Dumps Used Whore, Heads to Border to Represent Illegal Alien Mothers

Conservatives’ Refusal to Concede on Key Points Likely to Kill Both Amnesty Bills in House

Dave Brat Rips Dems’ Pretense on Immigration

PDT Executive Order Ends Family Separations But Locks in Zero Tolerance Policy

Dems Not Appeased After PDT Signs Exec Order Halting Family Separations at Border

Nancy Palsi Demanding Zero Border Enforcement; Detention of Illegal Aliens “Form of Child Abuse”

Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps and Useful Idiots

DeBolshevik “Shocked” to Find Detained Illegal Alien Kids Bused Up to NYC

The Immigration Fight is Just Beginning and the Media is Going to Lose

3 Benefits of a Border Wall No One is Talking About

TDW: Schumer Says He’d Rather ‘Keep The Focus On Trump’ Than Solve Border Problems

The Federalist: 4 Things The Media Won’t Tell You About The Border Crisis – President Trump’s policy of separating parents and children at the border is certainly cruel, but the media isn’t telling the entire story.

Nancy Pelosi had a VERY different opinion of child detention centers in 2014

Matthew Continetti: GOP Focusing Immigration Debate on Families Would Put Dems on the Defensive

And the UN is joining this timeline of deception:

FNC: UN poverty report blasting Trump, US for ‘hatred for the poor’ uses data from last year of Obama’s presidency

Twitchy: ‘Bang up work, DUDE’! Daily Beast’s Justin Miller so owned in immigration debate he deletes tweets and RUNS

TDS: Antifa Spreads List of ICE Agents Compiled Using LinkedIn and Blasts It Over Twitter

How bad and deep is this bullshit?

RCP: Congressional Intern Yells “F*ck You” At President Trump In U.S. Capitol

FNC: DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says

Canada Also Detains Immigrant Children and Separates Them From Their Fathers

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Towering Hollywood Falls from “Babylon” to “Babel”

Hey, so much for ‘the children’ in this country, and that whole #MeToo pro-women movement bullshit. If you do not think and talk like the left’s collective box they have built for the rest of us you are very expendable … Hell, they’ll even organize your violent demise.

Twitchy: Tammy Bruce DROPS Peter Fonda for now deleted Kirstjen Nielsen hate (saved here for ‘morally superior liberal’ posterity); Update: Fonda’s Sarah Sanders tweet ALSO deleted

Yeah, Fonda has since “apologized” for his incitement to violence and rape of children and women

Yeah, that’s right. Peter Fonda is just doing God’s work, or something.

Two things that may have swayed the aging even uglier than he was when he was young ‘actor’:

Law and Crime: Melania Trump Called the Secret Service Over Peter Fonda’s Threatening Tweet About Barron

and

Sony Pictures has one of his flicks about to be released and needs promoting on the nightly trash-talk shows without having to address this…

Deadline: Sony Pictures Classics Calls Peter Fonda Tweet “Abhorrent” But Will Open ‘Boundaries’ As Scheduled – Update

Fonda ain’t “sorry” about any of it.

Also…

But Fonda is getting away with all of it. Roseanne Barr is realizing in the pigsty of Hollywood some animals are way more equal than others

I repeat, some animals in celeb Hollywood/sports world are more equal than others…

Pay attention, America. This is exactly the cast system in any/all communist countries. Those who totally agree with and support the totalitarian regimes get the perks. Those who don’t suffer the consequences.

Yup. Uh-huh.

America, this is Hollywood. This is how they really think, talk, and act. Yes, Fonda’s targeting prominent people in these vile and even criminal tweets. But he, unlike the rest of us, not only skates (even the Secret Service probably just shook a scolding finger in his smug drug-scarred face before leaving with an autograph) but gets loads of free publicity from it in the slobbering MSM. Shitheads like Fonda, De Niro, and the like seriously believe the unwashed that applaud their crap are actually the ones with money that pay for tickets to see their stuff on the big screen. HEH! But you know damn well it is exactly how Fonda and his cocaine snot-nosed Hollywood ilk talk about the rest of us who refuse their attempts to take our money with their right-hand and slap us into subservient socialism with their left-hand if we dare think for ourselves. No, the real #RESIST movement is against us, not so much Trump.

How in the Hell do these people think what they are saying is…

1.) somehow reflective of anything Donald Trump has ever said in public

2.) adds anything but ugliness, violence, destruction, incivility and criminality to the discourse and debate?

3.) and they absolutely intend it to incite this sort of thing from the weak-minded and violence-inclined in this country…

I’ve heard more than once Hollywood has a lot of ‘closeted’ conservatives. I imagine it’s tough to walk that line and keep it hidden while the Hollywood scum gets all the limelight and continues to drag the industry down the dark road of self-destruction, such as Peter Fonda and Robert De Niro.

But then you have some entertainers, like Taylor Swift – who bucks the incessant demands from outsiders to know who she voted for in 2016, and Chris Pratt – who teaches his son to be patriotic and respectful to our Flag and the military and gives 9 tips of advice that basically say (in essence) not to take yourselves so seriously and realize there IS something bigger than yourself so act accordingly, and Terry Crews – whose nuance expertise simply puts filthy, mouthy self-righteous, body-guarded, gated estate-dwelling, Hollywood egotists to complete shame…

Yeah, it is a smart business decision not to alienate and insult more than half your would be audience and consumers of your entertainment products. But it is also a very wise decision not to jump into the sewer like the rest of their power-drunk peers.

And because the left/Hollywood gets away with it, it continues…

TDW: Lefty TV Writer Makes Disturbing Threat Against Donald Trump Jr’s 4-Year-Old Daughter

WashTimes: Wanda Sykes to Ivanka Trump: ‘F–k you’

Oh … wow, Wanda, yeah, that’ll leave a mark. *yawn*

MORE:

The left’s (celeb-elites, democrats, MSM) vitriol and vile attacks are never about the issue. It is always about pissing gasoline on the fire. All hate, no substance. And do NOT be fooled into believing they are targeting Trump. As Kurt says, “The Left Hates You”

Do you recall that scene in “Silence of The Lambs” when FBI agent Clarice is leaving the max-security prison after interviewing Dr. Lecter and the prisoner in the neighboring cell pitches some bodily whatnot in her face as she passes? THAT is what the left/Hollywood has become. Oh, they want us to swallow the premise that it’s Trump’s fault they are acting and talking the way they are. No. Not gonna fly. You’ve reduced yourselves and any semblance of ‘intellect’ to apes flinging crap at people you simply don’t agree with. Plain and simple. No nuance needed.

Christian Toto: Hollywood goes low when it takes on Trump

Twitchy: Hey THANKS! Ron Perlman accidentally ADMITS Lefties never cared about the kids, just DUNKING on Trump

Breitbart: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Threatens to Beat Republicans with Baseball Bat after Trump Win

Breitbart: ‘Scandal’ Star Joshua Malina Melts Down: Trump Supporters ‘Homophobic, Antisemitic, Misogynistic, Transphobic’

NB: Actor’s Death Wish: ‘If You Voted for Trump, It’s Time for the Urn’

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U.S. Withdraws from UNHRC

FOX News: US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council as Haley decries ‘cesspool of political bias’

Twitchy: Going out with a BANG! Nikki Haley pulls NO punches announcing US withdrawal from UNHRC

US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council is the right decision

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Deep State: Washington DC has Cancer and The “Deep State” is the Malignant Tumor

BREAKING: FBI official Peter Strzok ‘escorted’ from FBI building, lawyer confirms… HOWEVER … Still Employed by FBI

The Deep State is aptly named. So deep and dark is it that when you do begin digging down into it you realize the massive tangle of roots from so many directions. However, over these last several years we the people on the outside are beginning to see those roots rising to the surface. Except that when we recognize them and the two separate law cast system we are called unintelligent idiots and fools, and even crazies. You know, that is exactly how the communists kept the masses in-check and silenced in the old Soviet Union. And if you dared question the government the Soviet government threw you into the psych wards, or the gulags. Again, McCarthy was right, like his tactics or not, the guy was prescient.

For months people (some I know) have been monitoring and following two entities on the internet named “Q” and “anon”, who are alleged insiders within this Deep State world that they themselves are monitoring and reporting on via somewhat cryptic posts. While people offer me some of their info it is pretty hard for me to get a grip on what it is and where it is all going. Hence, proof of how huge this rotted tangle in in this republic’s deep state.

PJM’ Charlie Martin puts things straight on those who scoff at the conspiracy of a deep state: The Deep State Is an Organism, Not a Conspiracy

Of course, this notion of a single grand conspiracy is overblown, but it leads to counter-arguments, like Erick Erickson’s recent tweet about the FBI inspector general’s report:

There is no coup. There is no sinister deep state. There is no dark conspiratorial force. It’s incompetence, idiocy, bureaucratic self-aggrandizement, and partisan hackery all the way down.

Since there are no risible meetings of a Secret Cabal, it follows (for people like Erickson) that there’s no Deep State at all. This is a fallacy that is so widespread it’s endemic, part of the popular wisdom: a complicated system has to have a Boss, someone to wave the baton and a bureaucracy to follow the Boss’s orders, or it won’t work at all.

But this is a fallacy. There are plenty of systems we look at every day that have no boss: there is no tree sprite telling each tree how to grow, no homunculus in our head tripping switches and turning knobs with wild abandon trying to keep our bodies working. Instead, there are complicated feedbacks that respond to changing conditions more or less automatically. Blood pressure regulation, body weight, blood glucose concentration, sexual arousal — all happen through stimulus and response, impulse and regulatory counter-impulse.

One fascinating example is the body’s response to wounds. You cut yourself, and platelets flow to the wound site with the blood flow, rupture, and cause clotting and then scabbing. They’re followed quickly by white blood cells that excrete other chemicals that cause the wound to close and then heal. But there is no “manager” orchestrating this — it’s just chemical responses.

The FBI folks like Strzok, Page, McCabe, Attorney #2 and so on appear to have been an actual conspiracy (definition: a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful) but they alone certainly aren’t sufficient to justify people talking about a “Deep State.”

But that’s beside the point. From the point of view of the Administrative State, which survives on a diet of fresh government programs and mutual backscratching, Trump’s unexpected election was like a wound. It was a danger to the organism, and the organism responded using its immune system — which is composed of “incompetence, idiocy, bureaucratic self-aggrandizement, and partisan hackery.” The organism responded, and individuals in the Administrative State saw it as their duty to #Resist…

Read the whole thing. He’s right. Well, some would call it diseased. I tend to lean to Charlie’s diagnosis of an ‘organism’ … much like a cancer. And as we know from the malignant and costly overgrowth of our government that has been decaying our representative republic and looking down its imperial nose at the rest of us living under it I would say terminal cancer is pretty accurate, if it is not cut out big time, and soon. Actually, how about this? How about that all-consuming red weed from H.G. Wells’ “War of The Worlds”?

But Charlie’s evaluation that the deep state system was that it was protecting itself is partly correct. It was protecting somebody else as well…

(Flashback 7/16) Andrew C. McCarthy NRO: FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

NRO: Yes, Hillary Should Have Been Prosecuted

Andrew C. McCarthy: Clinton Emails: What the IG Report Refuses to Admit

Hillary, and Bill, Clinton are self-rooted in the deep state. Hell, they helped fertilize, cultivate and nurture its growth and sustenance since they transplanted themselves from Arkansas to Washington DC! It became their own farm of corruption, money, power, self-gratification and self-preservation. I mean, how many people do you know who have either died accidentally or by suicide? The Clintons, in particular, seem to know a Hell of a lot that fit into those two categories, directly or indirectly. For example, the yet cold case murder of Seth Rich in Washington DC during the 2016 general election cycle … a guy that was working with the alleged ‘hacked’ DNC who was also allegedly passing/leaking DNC/Hillary info to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (according to Assange). Anyhow, I digress.

DC: Here’s How ‘Challenging’ It Was To Find Strzok’s ‘We’ll Stop’ Trump Text Message [VIDEO]

FNC: IG confirms he is reviewing whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias impacted launch of Russia probe

Sara Carter: Senate: Two-Tiered Justice System in FBI Clinton/Trump Investigations – IG Horowitz, FBI Director Wray Grilled by Lawmakers

But as we are finding out via our common sense, can we really trust the investigators investigating themselves in this deep state? Can we? Why did Horowitz sound so much like James Comey in his OIG report conclusion?

Tom Fitton: How can FBI Director Wray clean out the swamp if he doesn’t even see the corruption?

WZ: Horowitz Smashes Dems’ ‘No Anti-Trump Bias’ Talking Point – Dept. of Justice inspector general disputes Democrats’ repeated assertion that he found no partisanship in FBI Hillary probe

DC: IG: McCabe Used Strzok’s Mistress To Bypass Chain Of Command To Monitor Clinton Probe

Daniel John Sobieski @ AT: No Wray of Sunshine

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s explanation of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails revealed him to be just another deep-state shill willing to ignore the attempted and ongoing deep-state coup against a duly elected president, Donald J. Trump. Regarding the organized attempt to by FBI leadership to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House, Wray sees no evil, hears no evil, and will speak no evil. In his Orwellian press conference, Wray spoke from a parallel universe:

“It’s also important, though, to note what the inspector general did not find. This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review,” Wray told a press briefing at FBI headquarters. “The report does identify errors of judgment, violations of or even disregard for policy, and decisions that, at the very least, with the benefit of hindsight, were not the best choices.”

Of course, Wray took advantage of the IG report’s reluctance to connect all the dots between the actions and the motives of those engaged in obstruction of justice like former FBI Director James Comey and Agent Peter Strzok, who headed the Hillary investigation and joining the Mueller team.

It takes either mind-numbing stupidity or corruption or both to find no evidence of anti-Trump bias that affected either the investigations of Hillary Clinton or Trump/Russia collusion in the text messages of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Wray merely says the matter will be referred to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), not bothering to explain how Strzok, despite his texts vowing to stop Trump, remains in the employ of the FBI.

[…]

Strzok had already tried to stop it by assisting with the edits of James Comey’s draft exoneration of Hillary Clinton, his bias showing up in explicit actions. Strzok provided the motive for these activities to cover up the guilt of Hillary Clinton, activities which constitute obstruction of justice in text messages between him and his mistress and fellow FBI Agent Lisa Page: While everybody was predicting a Hillary victory, Strzok had his doubts and elevated himself to the status of savior of America, requiring that Trump be stopped at all costs, with this end justifying any and all means…

Excuse me, Director Wray, but FBI officials like Peter Strzok had both the motive and opportunity to act on their virulent bias to obstruct justice and interfere in the 2016 election in ways the Russians could only dream of. Ironically, Strzok sought to take his bias from Hillary’s exoneration to Trump’s alleged Russian collusion when he joined the witch hunt of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Strzok served as Mueller’s lead agent on the Russia probe until last July, when he was removed after the discovery of the text messages. One wonders — if the text messages hadn’t been unearthed after Wray’s FBI said it had lost them, would Strzok still be working on Mueller’s team of Democratic donors and Clinton lawyers? We forget this tantalizing bit of FBI professionalism…

Read the whole thing.

Sharyl Attkisson: All the times Horowitz contradicted Wray — but nobody seemed to notice

Meanwhile…

WashTimes: Comey refuses to testify to Congress; Grassley says McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment

BPR: McCabe didn’t get immunity, so he took the Fifth; Loretta Lynch, Comey are no-shows at Senate judiciary hearing

TDS: Sports Tickets, Other Freebies for FBI Leakers Raise ‘Bribery’ Issues, Legal Experts Say

And when you come right down to it, it all leads back to Obama. Nobody ever weaponized, took advantage of, and completely overreached in the federal government’s power the way Barack Obama and his administration did. And that was not going to go away once he/they vacated the White House. No, Hillary was supposed to step in behind the wheel of that ship Barry had built for eight years, and stay the course for even bigger waters ahead. But then they underestimated and bullied the American people so badly that they still don’t realize this/they are why Trump won in 2016— and will win again in 2020, given the rudderless course the deep state continues to operate on:

Chicago Tribune: Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation

PJM: The IG Report and the Legacy of Obama

GWP: Chairman Nunes Bombshell: “We Had Whistleblowers” in the FBI Tip Off Congress About Weiner Laptop in September of 2016 (VIDEO)

Indeed.

KURT SCHLICHTER: “The IG report, simultaneously a devastating indictment of elite misconduct and a total whitewash, is a symptom of the moral leprosy infecting our elite. It is rotting away our institutions, and the foundations of the United States as we knew it. But the elite can’t, or won’t, even admit to itself what we all see.”

MORE:

David Catron: Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You – The OIG is infected by a far more dangerous disease than political bias — fear.

TDW: REPORT: Remember That Anti-Trump San Juan Mayor? Her Office Is Being Investigated By The FBI For Corruption.

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VOTD: Nine Important Tips for The Younger Generation

Most times we hear Hollywood types muttering inane bullshit.

Been watching Chris Pratt for a couple years and he seems to have his head screwed on pretty straight. Hope that never changes.

While I loathe the MTV awards he did give a pretty good speech here that didn’t involve politics, and unapologetically displayed his faith and gave a great nod to who is responsible for our freedoms. Oh, and the ‘pooping at parties’ advice, while grossly funny, is accurate… KUDOS

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