Sunday, November 24, 2019

MR. JONES Trailer (2020)

A film about Socialism and The Ukraine since both seem buzz words lately

The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back: What the effort to impeach President Trump is really about.

Monday, November 18, 2019

CBS News on Elimination

See how long they keep this tweet going.....

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Iran: General James Jones meets Mrs. Rajavi

A press release on a curious visit.

General James Jones meets Mrs. Rajavi, visits Ashraf 3
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, General James Jones, the first National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and the former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, visited Ashraf-3, in Albania, home to the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and met and held talks with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Mr. Fatmir Mediu, President of Albania’s Republican Party and former Defense Minister, accompanied General Jones in his visit to Ashraf-3.
During his visit to Ashraf-3, General Jones also toured the museum of 120 Years of Struggle for Freedom in Iran and spoke to a number of PMOI members. Addressing the members of the PMOI, he said, “My sincere congratulations for everything you have done here in such a short period of time…  But as I look out at this audience, I have a feeling I am looking at the future of Iran. A free Iran, an Iran that will soon be enjoying the benefit of democracy and freedom under the leadership of Mrs. Rajavi and all of the assembled organizations that make up the NCRI today. This is the future that we are looking at. And this future will come, I hope, very, very quickly…. [The people of Iran] deserve a new government. And the seeds of that freedom are right here, the future is right here…. We will try to do everything we can to bring about the downfall of this regime in the shortest time possible so that we can enjoy the sunshine of freedom, democracy and hope for a better life for all of the people of Iran.”
Welcoming General Jones, Mrs. Rajavi referred to the Iranian people’s three-day nationwide uprising, underscoring that the ground is shaking under the mullahs’ feet. The Iranian people and youth are resisting the mullahs’ suppression., she said, adding that the regime is mistaken to think that it can stop the uprising through killings and arrests. The Iranian people and Resistance have pledged to overthrow this regime and establish peace, democracy and people’s sovereignty in Iran. Under such circumstances, the international community, especially the United States, must support the rightful demands of the Iranian people to overthrow this regime and establish freedom and democracy in Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 17, 2019

And more...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Attorney General William Barr spoke at the Federalist Society’s national lawyers convention in Washington, DC.

About an hour and it will be time well spent.
Attorney General William Barr spoke at the Federalist Society’s national lawyers convention in Washington, DC. He discussed the history and intent of the Constitution and that Congress does not have absolute oversight over the Executive Branch. The attorney general also said that the left is “waging a scorched earth, no holds barred resistance” and that they are “undermining the rule of law.”

Friday, November 15, 2019

Let’s Hear It for the Deep State

It's real and worthy per Robert Kuttner....

Let’s Hear It for the Deep State: Today on TAP: Between Donald Trump and tyranny stand … civil servants

Thursday, November 14, 2019

John Chase's NON-IMPEACHMENT TWEET (re Mike Madigan)

I add an impeachment twist though. @FBIChicago wouldn't be doing this without Trump and Bill Barr. We went eight years under Holder and Lynch without much look at Chicago and Illinois politics. Now the dam's burst and it's Trump breaking it lose.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Rep. Ratcliffe STUMPS SCHIFF WITNESSES -- Can't Name a Crime Committed b...

Democrats' Star Witness Admitted Burisma Should Be Investigated

Democrats' Star Witness Admitted Burisma Should Be Investigated: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent made the case for launching an investigation into the Bidens and their involvement in Ukraine.

Damon Linker: The Democratic coalition is too big

It is too big.  Linker's right and he's been right about much lately.  Read: The Democratic coalition is too big

Peter Beinhart: Democrats Are Hypocrites for Condemning Trump Over Syria

Good column by Beinart on Democrats incoherence on War.
The trauma of America’s post-9/11 wars, and the reduction in America’s resources, are pushing Democrats toward policies of retrenchment that can only be coherently defended in the language of realism, a language few Democrats speak. And because they don’t speak it, the Democratic candidates for president had better hope that no enterprising moderator asks them about Afghanistan and Syria at the same time.

The Great War: Its End and Effects, Lecture by Prof Hew Strachan

A recent lecture by Strachan on the impact of WW1. He notes the ten, fifty, and hundred year observances and how recollections and understanding changed.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ciaramella Backgrounder

Excellant thread on Ciaramella.

Alex Vindman Is Living Proof That The Deep State Exists, And Is Corrupt

Alex Vindman Is Living Proof That The Deep State Exists, And Is Corrupt: Democrats and the Deep State have elevated more policy disagreements to what amounts to an attempted coup. Just listen to Alex Vindman.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Margot Cleveland on Svetlana Lokhova

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Books on Berlin for the Scientist in my life

Stuff she should read for Christmas.... ...she'll know what I mean.

@BritishArmy Pause. Reflect. Remember

Ives criticizes Rep. Casten’s attempts 'to nullify an election result he didn’t like'

Ives criticizes Rep. Casten’s attempts 'to nullify an election result he didn’t like': Republican Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives is blasting U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) for the way he has joined his Democratic colleagues in moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Transcript Shows Vindman, Schiff Repeatedly Obstructed Questions About Classified Leaks

Transcript Shows Vindman, Schiff Repeatedly Obstructed Questions About Classified Leaks: The transcript of the deposition of Lt. Alexander Vindman shows how desperate Adam Schiff and his staff are to prevent witnesses from answering questions.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Trump, Putin, Alaska's Lend Lease Memorial and Victory Day 2020 Celebration

Part of the former Societ Unions celebration of Victory in Europe day includes an "Immortals Parade" where participants carry a picture of a Veteran who fought in WW2. My suggestion to President Trump would be to carry a photo of one of the Americans who helped build the Al Can highway to supply the Soviet Union with lend lease materials during the War. Russians have not forgotten. Witness the video I tweeted below in response to The Hill's tweet.

Putin's invite to Trump to Observe Victory Day 2020

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Erielle Davidson: Requiring The Bidens To Testify Would Show If America Was For Sale

Requiring The Bidens To Testify Would Show If America Was For Sale: If impeaching President Donald Trump is truly about arriving at the truth, then Democrats should have no problem including the Bidens in the proceedings.

If the Veep wasn't aware of his son's doings it almost speaks worse of him than the corruption of it all.  He'd have been a fool.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

How Germany Successfully Renovated Old Socialist Apartment Blocks Into Modern Looking Buildings – Slavorum

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Larry Karaszewski on COME AND SEE

I wouldn't call Come and See a War Film. What happened in Belarus during the WW2 on a far different scale of barbarism. You need to brace yourself before watching this film and it will leave you unsettled for some time.

Would a Hillary Clinton Administration be investigating Illinois's Corruption?

My tweet back to @SenatorDurbin suggestion No.

Operation Board Games 2.0

I'm losing track of all the players raided, investigated, or indicted the past few months.  So here's a post to start accumulating names and links to background on them.  Calling this Operation Board Games 2.0 because it feels like a resumption by FBI and DOJ of the first Operation Board Games that gave us Rod Blagojevich's conviction and imprisonment.
Just a list of names in no particular order.  Just a story I expect to grow and a place for me to collect threads.  

Suggestions of links and not just names of players appreciated.  Just let me know in the comments.