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Hump Day: Farmers with a Hell of A Lot of “Gray Matter” vs Empty-Headed Elitist Know-Nothing Billionaires

Everyday billionaire Mike Bloomberg wakes and heads down from his bedroom to the posh dining room in one of his multimillion dollar mansions. Perhaps his hired house staff has laid out a buffet on the side table for him to serve himself. Perhaps he takes his seat and is served his plate directly. Not that he gives his house staff anymore regard than his other employees, as we are finding out day to day now that he is running for president.

There is some sort of citrus or berry juice. Milk or cream and sugar for his coffee. Any number of various grains for his toasted bread or pancakes, creamy butter and luscious jams and syrups to sweeten. Eggs done the way he likes them, perhaps fried in melted butter or vegetable/corn/canola oil, with ketchup to drown them in. Maybe a bowl of cereal or seasonal fruits. Of course some bacon or sausage, or a breakfast steak beside his eggs. And then there are the (probably) multiple newspapers and print publications he reaches for on the table as he chews and sips his way through an emotionless breakfast. The paper those publications were printed on… the very ink.

Everything within his reach, or stored safely in his estate’s kitchen pantries and walk-in refrigerators and freezers, was grown on either an area farm or somewhere in the nation’s vast expanse of middle-of-the-country farms and ranches. However, Mike Bloomberg has very little concept of exactly how all those basic elements of human sustenance have been successfully produced and brought to his table. Well, steak and meats come from the butcher. Bread comes from the bakery. Corn comes from a can.

Bloomberg has this superior self-importance in his intellect being so far above such menial things as farming, and can shrug his shoulders as he diminishes the profession in the simplest of terms, well, because, according to Mike, it takes very little “gray matter” to farm…

Mike Bloomberg wants us to understand and accept his low view of farmers not needing a whole lot of intelligence to do what they do. I mean, really, how much smarts does it take to dig a hole in the ground, drop in a seed, toss the dirt back into the hole, and pour some water over it, huh? His mentality is that of a kindergartener with a Styrofoam cup of potting soil and a couple of green bean seeds, and bringing home the combination to mommy in a now muddied backpack. That’s all there is to it.

Bloomberg needs to sit his ass down and watch the weather news without ‘climate change’ bias clouding his perception of what is going on when tornado or hurricanes tear through farming regions. The current flooding in Mississippi will effect several industries with farming and food productions, for people and farm animals. An untimely freeze in the heartland (according to the left now a racist term) or in Florida and the other southern states with earlier growing seasons, could have a very dramatic outcome for harvest… from the bee hives farmers keep for pollination of crops and fruit trees, to grasses and grains used to feed not only humans but animals on ranches. When a disaster hits, especially massive flooding, these farmers find farmers from states far from their own sacrificing their own animal sustaining crops in order to send the farmers at-a-loss hay and straw and feed so their cattle and animals can be salvaged. And it is not just loading it on a truck and driving it there. A lot of planning and organizing has to be done to get it there and storing it to protect it all from the weather elements.

I am not a farmer. All my life I have had some sort of summer vegetable garden because my Hungarian immigrant grandparents, who saw WWI in their very own backyards, knew it was important to provide food for your own family and to can it for the pantry reserves. My Grandpa had built an outdoor ‘hot bed’ from railroad ties and old window panes of glass. In very late winter he would start his plants from seeds he had very thoughtfully saved from the previous year’s harvest. He had even developed his own hybrids. In spring he and my Grandma, and me too if I was there, would do the back-paining planting of those precious seedlings on our hands and knees. They were outstanding fishers, so the massive gardens were teeming with nutrients from the hundreds and hundreds of fish guts and scraps Grandpa would bury in the soil. And if they didn’t grow it themselves, they went to farms and bought bushels of fruits and vegetables to also prepare and can for the winter. They did this for half a century or more. From them I learned I had primal instincts for farming that had to be listened to and honed as I listened to their experienced knowledge (with fishing too). Yes, my grandparents had two vast gardens filled with rows of tomatoes, peppers, beans, carrots, strawberries and other berry bushes, onions, garlic, herbs, plum, apple, and peach trees, etc. And it took a Hell of a lot more thought than poking a hole in the ground, dropping in a seed, and covering it with dirt and water.

I can leave my suburb home and drive just a couple miles down the road and find myself in substantial working farms. Countless acres of endless fields of crops of a multitude of plant varieties for different purposes. Acres of fenced grazing areas for horses, donkeys, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs/hogs, and even bison and ostriches. The occasional free-ranging chickens wandering too close to the roads. I can drive for hours in that direction and view the changing Earth seasons year-round in how these massive working family farms, ranches, and dairy farms look just from the road. It is not only beautiful, but awe inspiring as to all the work, hardship, disappointment, and success goes into not just a day’s work but a yearlong or even years long work, and Hell yes, loads of intelligence and brain power goes into that farm. And I guarantee, big-mouthed Mike, most of these farmers/ranchers have computers and use them with several programs in order to make certain they get the most out of their farms and their budgets. And guess what, mini-Mike, they have smart phones too!

These farmers, who lack the “gray matter” according to Bloomberg, undoubtedly put in more brain power and back and sweat-breaking physical work, stress and heartache in a month than Bloomberg does in a year.

There is so much depth to billionaire Bloomberg’s ignorance on the farming industry. Before the ‘holes’ can be made for seeds the farmer has to sit down at his desk or kitchen table and use his/her “gray matter” to plan what fields on the farm will be sown? How much of whatever crops, and when were certain crops planted in certain fields because is the soil depleted of the nutrients needed for those crops? Soil analysis and surveys, and crop rotations. Does the field need to be left fallow for a season or more, or does the farmer use more money from the budget to plant a crop that might not be profitable but will fortify the soil for a the better crop in a future season? Was the winter and early spring detrimental to the soil?

Last late winter early spring in my state saw deluges of late snow and then rains. If there were enough days of dry sunny weather the farmers hurried to till the land… and then the rains came again. And again they had to wait until a patch of dry weather before they could take out their expensive massive trackers and sow the seeds. And then the rains came again and again and again, washing out a Hell of a lot of those sown seeds. You could tell when they finally went to seedlings that the typical neat straight lines were now more like untidy wild swatches struggling to seriously grow. How the farmers must have sighed and grumbled to themselves and with their fellow neighbor farmers. They knew the harvest would be small and meager, if not completely useless. They might not even break even for the cost of the seed, fertilizers, and anything else that goes into planting a crop on a working farm. If it didn’t at least break even to cover its own cost, it surely would not contribute to the even bigger household budget, land taxes and fees, future cost of the next growing season’s expenses. And a weakened crop field is helpless prey to any number of insect pests and wild animal predators. Soil and plant fungus, molds, diseases, and rots. And then there are the markets and will their crops make money when sold, or be near worthless? And then there is the cost of production and transportation of the goods. Paying hired help. Paying fees along the way. This is the kind of shit Bloomberg doesn’t sweat in his business because he has banks full of billions to pay other people to do the “gray matter” sweating while he’s admiring and impressing himself with his own success.

And let me add this for Bloomberg to understand. As I take my drives through these areas I am struck by the incredible money invested in farm machinery and the massive out-buildings and barns that are usually far more modern and well-kept than the generations-old farm houses the farming family lives in. If they are raising food producing animals those animals must have a lot of additional outside sourced feeds coming in. The barns must be heated to a degree or they will freeze in the winter sub-temperatures, dairy cows and hens producing their milk and eggs decreased. There are milking machines and storage implements for the milk collected. Brooders and hatcheries and egg collectors for the hens. Machines for harvesting meat chickens. And good God forbid if the animals get sick or diseased. Veterinary costs are so prohibitive that, depending on the severity of the issue, a rancher might decide to cut his losses and slaughter and bury the herd. Again, a Hell of a lot of “gray matter” is used to come to that heartbreaking decision. Yes, farmers have insurance, but that comes at a high cost as well (a lot higher than your home property/car insurance) in the total budget. Not to mention, if you have ever had to make an insurance claim, the rates rise after claims. Monetary loss leads to selling-off of animals and equipment, and going without just to hopefully make ends meet. If that does not get the farmer far enough out of the red, there is an auction, often times involving generations long land and personal heirlooms, in order to pay bank/credit debt, in order to continue to run the farm and pay the monthly bills. It is stressful and emotional.

This past fall, while driving through the farming regions to visit my daughters, I noticed the now harvested endless stretches of fields were white, as if a light snow had fallen on them. Puzzled, I googled about it. Well, after the very wet spring and early fall, the farmers had to spread lime and other substances on all their fields to re-balance the soil Ph after the rough and too wet growing season. And that was on top of any other fertilizers/nutrients/chemicals they added under the lime. More money. More work.

I have never, in my entire life, taken farmers for granted. Nor the fishing industry. Nor the letter carriers. Nor the garbage collectors. Nor the oil and gas drillers and refinery workers. Nor the paper mills. Nor the coal miners. Nor the steel workers. Nor factory workers. Nor the delivery drivers for Amazon and various companies. Nor the first responders, police, firefighters and EMS. A simple, yet, massive “thank you” to them all.

We hear Bloomberg puffing his chest about his lucrative news business, and shrugging off China’s censorship he so willingly complies with in a shrug and insists Xi isn’t a ‘dictator’ (which should give us all a shuddering indication of how Bloomy, given his track record as nanny state mayor of NYC, would reign as POTUS over the rest of us). And we hear today’s MSM gasping how ‘in danger for their very lives’ they are because ‘we the people’ are beyond sick and tired of their shameless bias and lies and fake news. But on an annual basis, a Hell of a lot more people working in the business/industries that I listed in the previous paragraph lose their lives in work-related accidents, and unfortunately sometimes a disgruntled employee’s murderous rampage. Think about that. More firefighters and police officers have been killed/murdered this year so far than MSM reporters/journalists in America.

And let me say this about the democrat field of democrat-socialists running for the 2020 nomination, most especially Bernie “Back in the USSR, boys, you don’t know how lucky you are, boys” Sanders and Elizabeth “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT!” Warren. Check into every single damn country that threw off capitalism for socialism and communism. In every historical chapter the government came in and confiscated and then co-opted the farms from the private owners. People were forced to work these farms for very little or zero wages. Basically slave labor. And the government chose what would be grown, and took it all. Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” was based in doing such food production and withholding what managed to be grown, starving over fifty million Chinese people. Communist China. The communist USSR. Communist North Korea. Cambodia. North Vietnam. Cuba. Venezuela. South Africa. Do not dare to think this wouldn’t be the type of plan Bernie, Liz and their backers have planned in their “socialist” collective government-run agenda for this nation.

I guess I’m done here. But Victor Davis Hanson, himself coming from a farming family in California, and who watched the demise of the ‘bread basket’ out there due to destructive and crippling leftist eco-policies, has thoughts…

VDH: The Farming Wit and Wisdom of Mike Bloomberg

Where to start with such a mess?

As is his wont, what Bloomberg now says he once wished to say, what came out of his mouth, and what he postfacto claims he meant are, as we have seen with his commentaries on race, women, and redlining, often three quite different things.

Yes, Bloomberg was talking in part about the last 3,000 years of transition from a primarily agricultural society to one that was industrial to one now dominated by the so-called informational skills.

But he did not leave it there. First, he switched back into the present tense. (“I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer.”) Did he mean the Manhattan whizz kid could teach sophisticated Oxonians to be modern farming simpletons, or that he, the student of history, could teach them to be preindustrial simpletons? And then he added that the present information age emphasized skill sets of thinking and analyzing, as apparently does not occur in contemporary farming or manufacturing work.

In truth, Bloomberg could not teach anyone in that Oxford hall or any other room how to farm, in either ancient times or modern. If he really thinks that farming is, or was, a mere “process” of digging holes, dropping in seeds, covering them with dirt, adding water, and, presto!, up comes the corn, then he is as dense as is he is arrogant….

Read the whole thing.

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RS: US Farmers Know – DC Doesn’t: Trump Remains Farmers’ Best Friend

FNC: South Dakota governor slams Bloomberg’s ‘pompous ignorance’ about America’s farmers

Stephen Kruiser: Michael Bloomberg Is Satan—Discuss: At the rate things are going this week, Bloomberg may yet emerge as the most awful person in a field of remarkably awful people.

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Law and Order and ‘Pardon Me’ …

RCI: FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business: FBI agents last month raided the home of the CEO of a bankrupt hospital chain and one of its hospitals in Pennsylvania in new signs of trouble for a company central to accusations of influence-peddling by James Biden, brother of former Vice President Joe Biden.

DC: Hunter Biden Was On Board Of Trade Coalition Lobbying Obama Admin On Ukraine Aid

DC (10-20-19): ‘You Don’t Get More Politically Connected’: Participants In Securities Fraud Scam Touted Links To Hunter Biden

The Federalist: Trump Trolls Senate Democrat Caught Meeting With Iranian Regime: That Sure Sounds Like A ‘Violation Of The Logan Act’

RS: Dem Sen. Chris Murphy Confesses to Secret Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister As Well as Meeting with Ukrainian President … this would mean that Murphy did exactly what he accused Trump officials of doing.

RS: Alexander Vindman Is Not Owed an Apology, He’s Owed an Investigation

RS: Trump Announces Pardons and Sentence Commutations That Leave the Media Reeling

Twitchy: BREAKING: President Trump pardons ex-49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

FNC: NFL greats cheer as Trump pardons former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

FNC: President Trump commutes Blago’s prison sentence; pardons ex-NYPD commissioner Kerik

VIDEO: Brawl erupts at Bernie Sanders rally in Colorado over ‘Black Guns Matter’ T-shirt

CNBC: Trump pardons Michael Milken, face of 1980s insider financial scandals

Release Wire: Wrongly Imprisoned African American Businessman Ignored by Obama Freed Under Trump’s First Step Act: Obama Left Wrongly Convicted Black Businessmen Behind After Receiving Personal Letter from Federal Judge Requesting Clemency

Tyler Olsen: Virginia lawmakers reject Northam’s assault-weapons ban, as Dems balk

FNC: Virginia Dem who joined GOP to reject gun control bill says 2nd Amendment activists made a difference

HotAir: Pennsylvania school calls the cops on Down syndrome kindergartener over finger gesture

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Rudy: Bloomberg took NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy too far

FPM: A Two-Year Terror Campaign Against One Small GOP Office: Anyone who wants to take away your rights can also put a rock through your window.

RS: Four Horrible Supreme Court Rulings: Egregious Examples of Awful Judicial Activism

VIDEO: How liberal media created Michael Avenatti and damaged its reputation

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Chrissie Hynde Reminds Us the Middle of the Road is Where We Meet

I was in Cleveland radio when homegirl Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders first hit charts … hard. DAMN HARD! NEOhio burst with pride for her unapologetic hardnosed ass-kicking her way into a man’s rock world.
Hynde has had her personal problems over the decades.
She has her own politics.
She’s right … This is how it’s supposed to be done.

Breitbart: Singer Chrissie Hynde Praises Trump for Honoring Rush Limbaugh

I think Hynde recognizes, above the faux outrage machine that is the celebrity world, that Pres. Trump is not an unreasonable man. She has seen how he’s listened to Kim Kardashian and signed the First Step Act, freeing a lot of people from prison who have learned their lesson therein and were now just rotting away needlessly. She is making a levelheaded approach to Trump on an issue she strongly believes in. Anyhow, Hynde’s civilized outreach and kind words for the president did not go over well with the vicious left. Here’s my shocked face, as they say.

Five years ago Hynde was slammed for suggesting women in certain rape cases need to take on some of the responsibility for putting themselves in such unsafe situations. Women’s groups wrongly assumed Hynde was placing full blame on women. Instead, having recounted her own biker gang rape as a young woman, she was conveying how women needed to think ahead, protect themselves, don’t let their guard down willingly or due to intoxication, and not lazily get themselves in situations where they lose all power against a man (in her case men). Common sense, but it of course set-off the feminists.

God! How I miss the 80s music…

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FNC: Harrison Ford says ‘we gotta start talking politics’

Days after the 77-year-old actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and called President Donald Trump a “son of a b—-,” he was asked about his recent forays into talking politics in an interview with CBS News. The star responded by noting that politics has become too divisive and called for a return to “the middle ground.”

Obviously his publicist got a phone call from the studio who has Ford out on a promo-tour for his latest “The Call of the Wild”, which, according to his next remarks, looks to be some environmentalist propaganda film version of the American classic…

Ford was on hand to promote his new film, “The Call of the Wild,” which he says spoke to his personal beliefs about climate change and human beings’ impact on the natural world.

“We’re in danger of losing the support of nature for our lives, for our economies, for our societies,” Ford added in the interview. “Because nature doesn’t need people, [but] people need nature.”

The actor has previously been critical of the United States’ decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. In the interview, he noted that he believes young people will help usher in an era of actually making progress on climate change.

And he does love him some St. Greta.

Christian Toto: Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ an Inglorious, Tarantino-Style Train Wreck: The series’ clunky blend of comedy, horror and commentary is a mess even Al Pacino can’t save. … This writer goes to her Amazon Prime ‘watch list’ and removes said series.

Wayne Dupree: Cher Finally Realizes Dems Can’t Beat Trump and Her Meltdown is Pretty Epic (and Insane): Cher just woke up and realized all the Dem candidates suck … And so she’s choosing—– Joe Biden, ladies and gents!

CNS News: Actor John Rhys-Davies: ‘Christian Civilization Has Made The World A Better Place Than it Ever Was’

FNC: Wendy Williams appears to mock death of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancee with ‘Price is Right’ joke: “Come On Down!” … The poor woman was deliberately pushed off a balcony by her current boyfriend.

Mark Tapson: The End of Hollywood: And the beginning of an opportunity to build a better culture.

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The Swamp vs AG Barr: All That Hissing, Slithering and Rattling You’re Hearing is Coming from the Panicked Deep State Snakes

Twitchy: BREAKING: Roger Stone sentencing to move forward on Thursday, but judge will delay implementation … The Obama judge has also refused a retrial for Stone after the prosecutors left and it was discovered one of her jurors is a lying piece of anti-Trump shit who lied to get on the jury.

Why this latest manufactured crisis and fake outrage rings far too familiar…

RS: AG Barr Knows: xxxx Democrat Hacks Demand yyyy

The Democrat political playbook is sooooo predictable. Here are a couple of examples that are endlessly repeated:

*Leak government information (frequently classified) to a trusted Democrat media outlet; endlessly repeat that leaked information as a means to achieve a political objective
*Use ShareBlue and Media Matters to coordinate the daily Democrat-media echo chamber narrative using identical words and phrases to falsely stigmatize Republicans/conservatives and/or their issues
*Leverage anonymous sources to spin completely fake news as a “breaking story” in one media outlet that is then propagated throughout the legacy media
*Coordinate Democrats and media attacks on specific Republicans/conservatives in another echo chamber operation using innuendo, fake news, and outright lies

And then there’s the old “get a group of Democrat hack ‘whomevers’ to sign a public letter” demanding some action of a Republican administration that serves Democrat Party political interests. And then endlessly report and repeat the demands in that letter throughout the media echo chamber, as coordinated with the public statements of elected Democrats. Happens all the time!

We’ve just witnessed an instance of that tactic in play with the “demand” by some 1,140 Democrat hack lawyers – ostensibly former DoJ prosecutors in different capacities – that Attorney General Barr resign immediately….

These people are nothing but Democrat hacks shilling for plum jobs in the next Democrat administration. If they were really serious about the equal application of the law and “impartial justice,” one would think they would have signed an open letter demanding a mistrial for Roger Stone given the revelations that the jury foreman was hopelessly compromised. But then their view of the “fair administration of justice” only goes in one direction, doesn’t it? They are truly despicable people and are to be publicly shamed and then ignored….

In all of this latest manufactured “crisis” by the anti-Trump #Resist left, the players and their lapping MSM hounds do not want you sheeple to know and understand one key fact in all of this desperation perspiration they are seeping out…

It’s literally the AG’s job to oversee sentencing recommendations of his staff. They work for him. The prosecutor’s were not independent contractors.

Yes, one reason behind all of this is to yet again throw “criminal shade” on someone in the Trump administration for doing what is well-within the purview of their job description. Remember, their attempts at Pres. Trump have been against that very thing, his doing what is his job as POTUS, most especially setting and implementing foreign policy.

However, in the bigger picture here with this latest attack on AG Barr, it is to remove the man who has his head screwed on straight and will be in charge of indictments coming out of the (hopefully) near future damning Durham report that is looking directly into the depths of the Russia hoax coup. The screeching and howling we are now hearing, especially regarding AG Barr, are the voices of the shameless Russian collusion hoaxers who carried out and peddled the fake evidence and played the FISA court, are now doing everything in their power to prevent any of these hoaxers from being held accountable for their crimes…

Mollie Hemingway: 27 Problems With Media’s Latest Failed Attack On Attorney General William Barr: Every paragraph in the nearly 10,000-word New Yorker article has significant problems. Taken together, it is just one long string of innuendos insinuating that William Barr is evil.

Partisan media vehemently oppose Barr, partly for being an effective advocate of President Trump’s policies at the Department of Justice, but mostly for admitting and expressing concern about the Department of Justice’s role in the Russia collusion hoax that undermined the Trump administration.

Nearly the entire political media establishment worked with anonymous sources inside the government and Democratic offices to spread the false conspiracy theory that Trump was a traitor who had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. This false and dangerous conspiracy theory negatively affected national security and foreign policy, sidelined Barr’s predecessor at the Department of Justice, and generally made it difficult to run the executive branch or secure good political appointees to work in the administration.

As the media did with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who accurately raised the alarm about Russia collusion story, they have put out a series of attacks and hit pieces on Barr and John Durham, the federal prosecutor Barr appointed to investigate the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign. The playbook is for the media and Democrats to discredit whomever they decide is a threat.

Rep. Adam Schiff, who spent years falsely claiming to hold evidence of treasonous collusion with Russia, called Barr “the second most dangerous man in America.” One Washington Post headline: “John Durham has a stellar reputation for investigating corruption. Some fear his work for Barr could tarnish it.” As in, if Durham’s investigation doesn’t match the false narrative set by the Post and other media outlets, they’ll rewrite the story about his reputation. Nice reputation you have, Durham. Shame if something happened to it.

The fear of Durham’s investigation and Barr’s support for that investigation is legitimate. The media and other Resistance members staked their reputations on the Russia probe, which imploded spectacularly when, despite the daily if not hourly promises of bombshells and “walls closing in,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his sprawling investigation were unable to find a single American who had colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

While he doesn’t have the resources Mueller had, Durham doesn’t face the limitations other investigations into the Russia collusion hoax had. Unlike the inspector general, who recently found the FBI committed egregious errors in its efforts to wiretap a Trump campaign affiliate, Durham can obtain information from people outside the Justice Department, including former employees, other agencies, and those outside the government. The probe has found enough to become a criminal investigation.

Latest Hit Piece on Barr Fits This Pattern…

Oh, yeah, Sean! Oh, FUCK YEAH!…

JFC! These people need to go down, and damn hard.

Julie Kelly: Coup Plotters Fear the Quickening; The Left’s convulsions are warranted, just not for the reasons they now are giving the public.

A Hell of a lot of people in massive glass houses throwing ‘Stone’ right now…

“The left doesn’t want criminal justice reform. If they did they’d be on Roger Stone’s side. No, what they really want is to send their political enemies to jail. And that’s what they’re trying to do…”

Tucker Carlson (VIDEO): Roger Stone punished for knowing Trump: A lot of criminals walking free, but not Stone.

About those former DOJ attorneys penning their anti-Bar letter…

Julie Kelly: Left-Wing Group Organized Barr Attack Letter: The letter is just another destroy-Trump mission funded by leftists to deceive and inflame the public.

The headline sounded ominous: “Former Justice Dept. Lawyers Press for Barr to Step Down,” blared an article in Sunday’s New York Times. More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors signed a letter to condemn Attorney General William Barr and encourage Justice Department employees to tattle on the nation’s top lawman if they see anything naughty.

The lawyers were outraged at Barr’s decision to override “line prosecutors,” including two holdovers from the Robert Mueller investigation, who had recommended an excessive sentence against Roger Stone. “Barr’s actions in doing the President’s personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words,” they wrote. “Those actions, and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice’s reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require Mr. Barr to resign.”

Times reporter Katie Benner, trying to make the stunt look like a legitimate grassroots effort, attributed the letter to Protect Democracy, which she described as a “nonprofit legal group.” But Protect Democracy is not an organic activist group spontaneously created by high-minded legal experts alarmed by Trump’s alleged flouting of the rule of law. Protect Democracy was launched in early 2017 as part of an extensive anti-Trump operation managed by a leftwing tech billionaire: Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. This is who is behind Protect Democracy and a number of other nonprofits formed to destroy the president….

Protect Democracy houses a number of former Democratic staffers—including a former aide to U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)—and Obama White House alumni. Ricki Seidman, last seen advising Christine Blasey Ford, is a director for Protect Democracy.

Several NeverTrumpers also are involved with Protect Democracy; National Review columnists Mona Charen and Linda Chavez, ABC News pundit Matthew Dowd, and failed presidential candidate Evan McMullin serve as advisors. As I’ve reported before, Omidyar is the sugar daddy for many NeverTrump outlets. The Bulwark, the offshoot of the shuttered Weekly Standard, is partially funded by Omidyar: Charlie Sykes, the Bulwark’s editor-in-chief, serves on the board of Democracy Fund.

Omidyar also funds Republicans for the Rule of Law, headed by Bill Kristol; Lawfare, a central peddler of Russian collusion hoax propaganda; R Street, home to disgraced FBI lawyer James Baker; and Stand-Up Republic, headed by McMullin. All have been on the attack against Trump and Barr….

GWP: REVEALED: All But Two of the Radical Far-Left DOJ Attorneys Who Signed Petition for Fraudulent Mueller Investigation Also Signed Petition for AG Barr to Resign

Joy Pullmann: DOJ Furor Latest Attempt To Help Democrats Hide Spygate, Undermine Elections: When the cockroaches are all scurrying across the floor, you can be sure that somebody shone a light on their nest.

Sen. Graham (VIDEO): Political hit job being done on Barr: South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham reacts to calls for Attorney General Barr to resign.

Liz Sheld: Derp State Prosecutors Write Mean Letter About Orange Man Bad: DoJ, Derp State prosecutors “worried” about reputation under Barr, Trump

Julie Kelly: Political Trials Should Be Tried Outside of the Beltway: The justice system situated in our nation’s capital is toxic, destructive, and demonstrably unfair. Barr should move any trial out of Washington—West Virginia or North Carolina, perhaps?—and at least give the accused a fighting chance. … I love Kelly’s idea but as you’ll see below, George Soros has taken some herculean efforts over these last several years to take care of that as well across the nation’s courts.

Twitchy: Sen. Ted Cruz shows his shocked face to learn letter attacking William Barr organized by former Obama/Schiff staffers

BTW…

Julie Kelly points out the obvious that we’re not supposed to bring up because, ‘shut-up, whatabouters!’

Jake Tapper @ ABC News April 2, 2012: President Obama Seems to Prepare Arguments for a Supreme Court Defeat

WaPo: Why Does Pres. Obama Criticize the Supreme Court So Much?

Politico: ‘Really shocking’: Trump’s meddling in Stone case stuns Washington

Sean Hannity (VIDEO): Democrats’ unequal standard of justice exposed: Robert Mueller’s minions recommended first-time offender Roger Stone receive 9 years in prison.

VIDEO: Flynn lawyer on outside prosecutor reviewing case: Sidney Powell, attorney for Gen. Michael Flynn, speaks out on ‘Hannity.’

Meanwhile, follow the money in the DOJ Deep State and the judges and courts across the nation…

WFB (9-9-19): Soros Fuels Dark Money Judicial Group That Fights Kavanaugh, Trump Nominations: Demand Justice took in $2.6M from Soros nonprofit in 2018

Politico (8-30-16): George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system: Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen.

And this from today…

Twitchy: RECEIPTS! Jeff Carlson’s fact-filled thread details exactly HOW the DOJ was fundamentally pushed to the Left under Obama and WOW

Thread Roll of Jeff Carlson’s Twitter tweet thread on this topic: Under Obama, the DOJ was fundamentally pushed to the left by Attorney General Eric Holder and then by his successor, Loretta Lynch.

Most corrupt administration ever.
And it wasn’t just the DOJ the Obama admin did this ‘money laundering’. His EPA’s “sue and settle” scheme flew right under the disinterested MSM radar as well.

Tyler Olsen: Bloomberg’s ‘mercenaries’: Billionaire Dem funding network of climate lawyers inside state AG offices … If Bloomberg uses his money to control these DOJ lawyers, you know damn well he’s also funding anti-gun, pro-abortion and other issue oriented insiders his way.

And the bullshit keeps bubbling to the surface in the swamp…

VIDEO: Horowitz discovered FBI agents shared Classified info with Steele: McCabe throws low-level FBI agents under the bus; reaction from investigative journalist Lee Smith.

Gregg Re: Alan Dershowitz: ‘Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros’

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday he has proof that former President Barack Obama “personally asked” the FBI to investigate someone “on behalf of George Soros,” the liberal billionaire megadonor.

Dershowitz’s claim came soon after Attorney General Bill Barr openly asked President Trump to stop tweeting about ongoing Justice Department matters, saying it made it “impossible” to do his job. Barr, who also maintained that Trump never personally intervened in a criminal matter, was hit last week by a letter from former DOJ officials organized by a leftwing group demanding his resignation.

“There was a lot of White House control of the Justice Department during the Kennedy administration and I don’t think we saw very many liberal professors arguing against that,” Dershowitz said in an interview with Breitbart News that aired Sunday on SiriusXM. “I have some information as well about the Obama administration – which will be disclosed in a lawsuit at some point, but I’m not prepared to disclose it now – about how President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who was a close ally of his.” He did not say specifically who the target might have been.

Dershowitz added: “We’ve seen this kind of White House influence on the Justice Department virtually in every Justice Department. The difference: This president is much more overt about it, he tweets about it. President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it. And, I don’t think these 1,000 former Justice Department officials would pass the shoe-on-the-other-foot test. Maybe some of them would, but a good many of them wouldn’t.”

Constitutionally, Dershowitz said, the president “could make a decision to really control the Justice Department” and decide specifically whom to prosecute and not to prosecute. The former member of Trump’s impeachment defense team clarified, however, that it wouldn’t be a good move.

“He shouldn’t do it; it hasn’t been done since Thomas Jefferson,” Dershowitz said. “Thomas Jefferson did do it. We’ve seen this throughout our history.”…

Brooke Singman: Trump threatens lawsuits over Mueller probe, blasts prosecutors on Stone case

Brooke Singman: DOJ investigates the investigators: 5 internal probes underway on Russia and more

Stephanie Grisham: ‘Obstructionists’ across the government are working against Trump

Joshua Nelson: Ian Prior says demands for AG Barr to resign are ‘faux outrage’: No one at DOJ is taking it seriously

Alex Pappas, Judson Berger: Tight-lipped Mueller faces GOP ire over probe’s handling, as hearing retreads Russia report … Yeah! It’s almost like Bobby did what he was told, instructed to do and how to do it and is now hiding from talking about it.

A quite long essay with some great importance inside…

Angelo Codevilla: Abolish CIA & FISA: How to defend the Republic against the Deep State.

2020 Politickles…

Stephen Green: Death By Socialism: Sanders Takes Huge Lead Over Rivals

Stephen Green:

TOM NICHOLS: Sanders was ridiculously naive about the Soviet Union. The Trump ads write themselves.
Oh, please. Sanders wasn’t (and isn’t) naive, Tom: He’s a committed socialist on the road to True Communism.

Using millions of his own money, Bloomberg has managed to rise to a weak second behind Bernie Sanders (who nearly doubles Bloomberg’s number) and will now be on the next democrat-socialist debate stage.

Tucker Carlson (VIDEO): Bloomberg is trying to buy the election: Bloomberg isn’t running on any agenda, trying to subvert democracy with cash.

Laura Ingraham: Michael Bloomberg just another figure in Democrats’ ‘party of snobs’

Newt Gingrich: Mike Bloomberg could spend up to $6 billion ‘carpet-bombing’ states with ads

Steve McCann: Bloomberg’s China Conflict of Interest.

Victor Garcia: Tom Bevan on frontrunner Bernie Sanders and the ‘catastrophic’ scenario for Democrats

Andrew Stiles: ANALYSIS: Political Pundits Have No Idea What They’re Talking About: Nevertheless, they persist

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A Veritable Basketful of “Read the Whole Thing” Real Deplorable News the MSM Ignores or Abets the Burying Of

The Swamp is squirming…

Andrea Widburg: 1,100 former federal prosecutors and DOJ officials demand Barr’s resignation

The Democrats hate Barr because they understand that he is focused on the law as it should be, not on politics as it is. With Barr applying common sense and rationality to an extreme and partisan attack on an old man, the leftists think they’ve got him:

More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr.

They also urged current government employees to report any signs of unethical behavior at the Justice Department to the agency’s inspector general and to Congress.

“Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice,” the former Justice Department lawyers, who came from across the political spectrum, wrote in an open letter on Sunday. Those actions, they said, “require Mr. Barr to resign.”

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What we’re seeing here is the fruit of the leftists’ long, slow, Gramscian walk through the academy.

The organization behind the open letter is Protect Democracy. It came into being in early 2017 “to prevent American Democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.” The same people who formed it were unperturbed when Obama announced that, as president, he’d use his pen and phone to bypass Congress.

Project Democracy is a microcosm of lawyers who graduated within the last 30 years, all of them steeped in academic leftism….

These 1000 leftist activists who are obviously A-OK with the Obama administration’s DOJ players weaponizing and using politically for Hillary’s 2016 aspirations, but now AG Bar exercising his duties in the office is somehow to be forced in a pretense to the American people, once again, as “wrong”. Let that sink in, given all we know about McCabe, Comey, Clapper, Brennen, Holder and Lynch.

Adam Mill: Trump Should Keep Shaming the Justice Department on Twitter: The Justice Department has taken the blindfold off Lady Justice so it can protect its political allies and punish its enemies. Courts and Congress have been powerless to shame them. If a few tweets are causing mild discomfort inside the department, the president should keep tweeting about this as often as possible.

According to Andrew McCabe’s attorney, the former deputy director of the FBI should not be prosecuted for lying to agents because the Department of Justice has so many examples of unprosecuted lying within its ranks that it’s basically part of the culture.

“Additionally,” the New York Times reported on Friday, “people who are charged with lying to the F.B.I. are typically accused of committing the offense in the course of a criminal investigation, not an administrative inquiry . . . Mr. McCabe’s lawyers made the case to Mr. Rosen that other former officials were not prosecuted after they were caught lying to the inspector general’s investigators.”

That must be frustrating reading for General Michael Flynn who, based in part on McCabe’s essential statement, stands convicted of lying to the FBI with no underlying crime. McCabe, as I reported here, is the only person who can testify that Flynn was placed on notice that his conversation with the FBI was part of an investigation. The Wall Street Journal has an account of just how dirty the entrapment really was. The government has to show that Flynn lied about a matter within its “jurisdiction.” McCabe’s testimony, if Flynn’s case went to trial, would be essential because the phone call between Flynn and the ambassador of Russia was not a crime and he’s never been charged for anything he said on that call.

So, in sum, the Justice Department is relying on a confirmed liar to testify about the importance and seriousness of telling the truth to the FBI.
The Times article also reports that McCabe’s lawyers argued that he didn’t “lie,” he misremembered the facts. Didn’t the agents who interviewed Flynn say exactly the same thing after interviewing Flynn—that his inaccuracies about his phone call with the Russian ambassador were not intentional misstatements? Don’t believe those agents? How about McCabe’s own testimony? …

The Times also suggests that the Justice Department’s refusal to prosecute McCabe, “also appears to be a sign that Attorney General William P. Barr wants to show that the Justice Department is independent from Mr. Trump: The notification came a day after Mr. Barr publicly challenged the president to stop attacking law enforcement officials on Twitter and said the criticisms were making his job more difficult.”

Barr, you may remember, criticized the president’s tweet condemning federal prosecutors’ recommendation of a nine-year sentence to punish Roger Stone for lying during a congressional investigation.

Stone, like McCabe, supposedly lied when there was no underlying crime. Stone had no inside knowledge of Wikileaks or alleged Russian hacking. He made some wild (and wrong) guesses about when the documents would be released based on his interpretation of publicly-available news accounts. He was convicted of lying about having emails that contained this kind of idle speculation. If he had no contact with Russians or Wikileaks, why was he being investigated in the first place? You know the answer.

In other words, the defenses of “I misremembered” or “I wasn’t lying to cover-up an underlying crime,” are available only to figures or people like Andrew McCabe inside the velvet rope of the upper tier of the “Just-Us” system. But if you’re on the lower tier, or worse, if you helped Trump get elected, those defenses are not available. Different rules for different levels of privilege.

You might hope the attorney general would forgive our elected president for criticizing a system that metes out punishment differently depending on how the Justice Department apparatchiks evaluate the politics of its target. The golden thread of control connecting the ballot box to the awesome power of the criminal prosecutor passes through the elected president. One might naïvely believe that Article II of the Constitution actually mandates that the president intercede when he sees such injustice….

The Deep State Swamp, indeed, is very deeply rooted, and Pres. Trump has, for these last three years, succeeded in not only exposing them but in revealing their rotting MSM root within.

J. Christian Adams: President Trump Starts to Drain the Swamp, Yanks Jessie Liu Treasury Dept. Nomination

This was the week that President Trump really started to drain the swamp. It came when he yanked the nomination of Jessie Liu to a Treasury Department post. The decision was all Trump’s and occurred after Trump learned details about what was going on when she was United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Though Trump was most aggravated with Liu not clamping down on the outrageous sentencing recommendations of her staff in the Roger Stone case, there was a long list of other concerns that made it clear to the president the extent of ideological weaponization across the Justice Department.

Let’s start with Roger Stone for now.

Liu’s so-called “career prosecutors” devised a sentencing recommendation of nine years in prison for behavior that became commonplace anytime former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before Congress under oath.

Lest we forget, Holder was found in criminal contempt of Congress in a bipartisan 255-67 vote. Back then, most House Democrats didn’t find contempt of Congress to be an impeachable offense. Don’t forget, House Democrats marched off the floor during the Holder contempt vote.

This nicely illustrates the central theme that has animated Trump’s impeachment, Justice Department investigations of Trump, Liu’s yank, and the entire political saga of the last three years.

Justice is no longer blind. Investigations, charges, and even prison terms depend on the ideological views of the targets.

If you are a friend of the president, the Justice Department “career lawyers” will do all they can to find a venue in the District of Columbia where they know a rabid population of Democrat jurors will do all they can to send you to Big Sandy.

If you doubt me, you haven’t heard of Tomeka Hart, the nasty partisan jury foreman in Stone’s trial who should have never been on the jury in the first place.

The Scales of Justice come in two versions, one for Democrats and one for Trump.

Let’s examine those Justice Department “career lawyers.”…

BPR: AG Barr is starting new probe of ‘Comey, McCabe, Pete Strzok,’ says fmr. DOJ official, Weissman

Meanwhile, under the MSM’s radar…

So, where is the MSM screaming “Logan Act” violation! And also, we can be confident if ever any of these dems who attended this secret meeting are up for a dem POTUS’s cabinet position this will come up as a damning negative, a la Jeff Sessions shaking Russian ambassador’s hand in public/brief meeting with witnesses in his office…

Molly Hemingway: Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time.

Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government that he accused Trump officials of doing as they prepared for Trump’s administration. In February 2017, Murphy demanded investigations of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn because he had a phone call with his counterpart-to-be in Russia.

“Any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy – even during a transition period – may be illegal and must be taken seriously,” Murphy said in 2017 after anonymous leaks of Flynn’s phone call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kisylak were published. He also strongly criticized the open letter some Republican senators sent Iranian leaders during the Obama administration’s campaign for a nuclear agreement.

However, Murphy has previously defended rogue meetings if they’re done by Democrats such as former Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Unless it was authorized by the president or secretary of state, conducting independent foreign policy sends mixed signals to our adversaries,” said Christian Whiton, former State Department senior advisor in the Trump and George W. Bush administrations. “It seems very unpalatable. If we want to talk to Iranians, they know how to reach us and they don’t need to go through an intermediary.”…

Joshua Nelson: New book reveals explosive details about Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting

VIDEO: Reporter who broke story about Clinton-Lynch secret tarmac meeting reveals new details: Journalist Christopher Sign, author of the new book ‘Secret on the Tarmac’

“We knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual. It was a planned meeting. It was not a coincidence,” journalist Christopher Sign told “Fox & Friends” about the explosive meeting that cast a negative light over the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state….

Sign said: “[Secret on the Tarmac] details everything that they don’t want you to know and everything they think you forgot, but Bill Clinton was on that plane for 20 minutes and it wasn’t just about golf, grandkids, and Brexit. There’s so much that doesn’t add up.”

He said that his source who was there outlined that when Clinton arrived at the airport, he was waiting for Lynch.

“He then sat and waited in his car with the motorcade, her airstairs come down, most of her staff gets off, he then gets on as the Secret Service and FBI are figuring out ‘How in the world are we supposed to handle this? What are we supposed to do?’” Sign said.

“As journalists, you have to ask yourself, why are people not delving into this? Why are we not looking into what exactly happened?…

MORE:

LI: Roger Stone Seeks New Trial Amid Juror Bias Controversy: “the day she voted to convict Stone … Hart tweeted two ‘heart’ emojis, followed by two pump-fist emojis” … You know damn well this is very substantive textbook ‘mistrial’ justification.

John Daniel Davidson: Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters: The mainstream media will spend a lot of effort this year reporting on Trump voters, but very little effort trying to understand or empathize with them. … They never will. They actually push the narrative that our particular ‘Electoral College’ votes should be abolished, and our Congress representation in both houses be drastically diminished.

Matthew Kolken: Why Criminal Prosecution Might Be The Least Of Ilhan Omar’s Legal Concerns: Rep. Ilhan Omar needs competent immigration counsel to ensure that there is no threat of her losing her citizenship, or, worse, deportation. … Were this woman a republican she would have been gone by now with the tireless help of the MSM.

VDH: Reaching Peak Progressivism: The frightening visions of the new peak progressives will ensure the reelection of Donald Trump, as well as either the likely end of themselves—or else a collective dystopian nightmare … They are communists, and in every single instance of world history this same ilk of human civilization destroying collective has held humanity and civilization in contempt and therefor most expendable in the end goal of ‘the cause’.

William D. Howard: If You Want to Know America’s Future, Peer into the Looking-Glass of Europe: The history of the world is littered with failed revolutions that promised to remake their societies in a better image. The American Revolution is among the few which have actually succeeded. The bad news is that we are now no longer on the same path. We have opted for the European model. … The left in this country has never really cut their WASP ties to Europe, and that is one reason why they lash out at “white patriarchy” and somesuch bullshits.

Mark Hemmingway: FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business … Were he a Trump relati— Never mind.

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Trump Era: Barack Obama Continues to Wrongly Believe We are Idiots…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!

The left and the democrat-socialist party seriously believes you will believe them when they claim this is not Pres. Trump’s great and growing economy and historic employment rates, but Obama is responsible for it.

If so, explain why none of it happened until Trump came in, cut the taxes Obama signed into existence, and threw out regulations that squashed business and industry, and resulted in historic job losses.

Boston Herald: Dems’ new tactic: Credit Obama for Trump boom

WE: No, Obama doesn’t deserve credit for Trump’s economy

Larry Elder: Dems’ New Talking Point on the Trump Economy: Obama Built It

But Barry’s gotta be doin’ Barry…

Um, sure Jan…

FLASHBACKS:

Investing: Nearly 95% of all new jobs during Obama era were part-time, or contract

Zero Hedge: Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time

Bloomberg: Women Waiting Tables Provide Most of Female Gains in U.S.

GWP: The Truth: Obama’s Net Gain in Jobs Is a Negative 14 Million

Forbes: Economically, Could Obama Be America’s Worst President?

Funny how during Obama these were considered ‘strong’ jobs, yet the MSM/dems claim jobs under Trump aren’t good jobs and akin to jobs like this.
As for the part-time jobs, those specifications were a result of ObamaCare. Then NHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius dropped full-time designation from 40 hours/week to 30 hours/week in an effort to force employers to provide healthcare for employees. Many full-time workers were dropped to part-time to get around that. And adding insult to injury, the Obama administration then counted these ‘part-time’ designations as ‘new jobs’. They weren’t new. These people were already employed at these jobs. They were just now being penalized for ObamaCare’s mandates.

Axios: How Trump’s economy stacks up against Obama

Phil Kerpen: MAGA Companies Power Trump Stock Boom

BPR (January 2019): Trump vs Obama, the first 2 years: It’s not even close after new jobs numbers were just announced

Daniel John Sobieski: Emissions Accomplished — Trump Wins on Fracking

WFB: Dem-Socialist candidate Tom Steyer Frustrated by Poll Showing High Economic Satisfaction

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Bloomberg Continues to Spend Millions Proving He’s a Blooming Idiot

As it looks like magic mini-Mike is edging out fellow fake “moderate”, Joe Biden…

TDW: Betting Odds Soar For Bloomberg Winning Nomination; Biden’s Numbers Plunge

For some reason his campaign machine cogs thought it might be a great idea if they hinted at picking Hillary Clinton as his VP for his ticket…

LI: Report: ‘Mini Mike’ considering ‘Crooked Hillary’ as running mate

But after the uproarious laughter, and warnings about writing “I didn’t commit suicide” letters and having somebody as a ‘taster’ for his meals, ensued the walk-back sorts began…

Emily Zanotti: Bloomberg Campaign Denies Hillary Clinton Veep Rumors — Sort Of

John Fund: There’s Zero Chance Bloomberg Would Pick Hillary: Her long history of scandals and voters’ doubts about her trustworthiness would make her a risky running mate.

Bill Thomas: It’s Over For Hillary And Her Sisterhood of the Plus-Size Pantsuits: Could the Hillary-Bernie feud, now entering its final phase, be responsible for everything the Democratic Party has put the country through for the last four years? We may soon find out.

To put it in layman’s terms, Hillary is political box office poison … and likely, given the trail of body bags, deadly to all others as well.

… Mike continues to prove he’s throwing his big money after a fool … himself. Bloomberg obviously has eastcoast elitist and “New York values” opinions of those of us who live in the vast center of the nation, and provide pretty much the bulk of the foods and goods the right and left coasts enjoy. This is not to discount those hardworking and struggling farmers on those coasts who have to deal with even higher taxes, regulations and other crippling leftist policies that make their daily lives so difficult. But it is how he feels about the farming and manufacturing industries…

Tyler Olsen: Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. One of the issues standing in the way of that, Bloomberg said, was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job”…

The Blaze: Bloomberg triggers bipartisan backlash for condescending remarks about farmers: ‘I could teach anybody’

Mikey’s Big Bucks…

WSJ: Bloomberg Buys the Democratic Elite: Putting dollar signs in the eyes of activists is not the same as catching fire with the voting public.

Thomas Lifson: Bloomberg is buying up so many campaign operatives that down-ballot Dem campaigns unable to find staff

BloomyCare:

Breitbart: Watch: Bloomberg in 2011 Suggested Denying Cancer Treatment to Elderly

More:

DC: Sam Donaldson Roasted After Shedding Journalism Hat To Make First Presidential Endorsement

DC: ‘You’re A F**king Fascist!’ — Second Amendment Activists Heckle Mike Bloomberg In Virginia

Ammoland: Bloomberg ‘Stop and Frisk’ Racism Stories Omitting His Most Damning Demand

The Blaze: Report: Woman who worked for Bloomberg claims he told her to ‘kill it’ after learning she was pregnant: She also accused Bloomberg’s company of having a racist work culture

VIDEO: Bloomberg campaign in non-stop damage control

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