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All Pumped Up with Impeachment Fever, Schiff Demands Access to Trump’s Calls with Putin

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Where the #&%* is the IG’s FISA report? Because we need it now.

We knew this would happen. Once chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) got his hands on the transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, we knew it was only a matter of time before he began demanding others. And he did not disappoint.

Thrilled to be back in the spotlight once again and all pumped up with impeachment fever, Schiff is determined to obtain records of Trump’s phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders.

During a Sunday appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Schiff said, “I think the paramount need here is to protect the national security of the United States and see whether in the conversations with other world leaders – and in particular with Putin – that the president was also undermining our security in a way that he thought would personally benefit his campaign.”

What a terrible idea. It was unfortunate that Trump was put into a situation where he was forced to release the Zelensky transcript. Allegations in a whistleblower’s complaint suggested he had acted illegally and it had sparked a media firestorm. Believing it was best for Americans to see the transcript for themselves, he hoped this would prevent the complaint from becoming the focus of the news cycle for the next few months. There was a specific reason to release this document.

Schiff’s new demands access to the President’s phone calls with Putin or any other random leader would be nothing more than a fishing expedition. Schiff would simply be searching for the next crime to pin on Trump.

Contrary to the opinion of that obnoxious, shameless, soulless, pompous, repulsive reptile, the release of any additional conversations with world leaders would be detrimental to national security. What president, prime minister or dictator would feel free to speak honestly with Trump if they thought their conversation might one appear on the front page of the New York Times? And that would make America far less secure.

Moreover, it would diminish not only President Trump, but future U.S. presidents, in the eyes of foreigners if his phone calls suddenly became subject to Congressional monitoring. This is an unprecedented request. It is also unreasonable and outrageous.

Schiff added, “If those conversations with Putin or with other world leaders are sequestered in that same electronic file that is meant for covert action, not meant for this, if there’s an effort to hide those and cover those up, yes, we’re determined to find out.”

Schiff knows very well why the Trump administration has had to take such measures. Shortly after Trump took office, the contents of his conversations with the Australian Prime Minister and the Mexican President were leaked to the press. Since that time, it has become standard operating procedure for Trump’s phone calls with world leaders to be saved to a private server. But Schiff would rather use this to establish Trump’s guilt than admit why it’s necessary.

Hotair’s Jazz Shaw brings up another reason why this is a very bad idea. He wrote:

This will kneecap future presidents of both parties and limit their ability to conduct more subtle diplomatic negotiations. And Congress might start looking at taking a walk down memory lane, as well. Should we be able to retrieve and publish transcripts of all of Barack Obama’s calls with Putin to see what they were discussing after he told the Russian leader he would have “more flexibility” after his election? Something tells me the Democrats are opening a can of worms that they won’t be able to close again.

That would be a no, Mr. Schiff.

 

Watch the video. The relevant portion starts at 5:22.

(Just for fun: Below this video is a recording of Schiff being offered pictures of “naked Trump” by a hoaxer.)

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CrowdStrike: The Potentially Big Topic In Trump’s Ukraine Phone Call Almost No One’s Talking About

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When the whistleblower report and the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukraine were released, Democrats and the media almost immediately began the narrative juggernaut that Trump was trying to enlist the Ukrainians to help dig up dirt on his political opponent Joe Biden, and how that’s an impeachable offense as well as being morally repugnant, etc. and et. al.

And it was a strange narrative because we’ve known for some time about Hunter Biden’s weird work in Ukraine and other places while his daddy was serving in high government positions. Jim Geraghty at National Review has a complete timeline of those reports and they go back several years.

So Trump wasn’t really out of line in asking the Ukrainians about it (although, as Sen. Ted Cruz suggested, it may not have been a wise topic to bring up. If for no other reason (my words, not the Senator’s) because it gave the Dems something to pretend to freak out about.)

But let’s talk about the freakout that has led to the impeachment inquiry and any number of media types warning those who might think Trump has a responsibility to investigate corruption (that we’ve known about for a while) that they will go down in everlasting infamy should they continue to support this president. Why the full court press about something we all already know?

My best guess is it’s because it’s a red herring for two other things mentioned in the phone call that are actually the same thing: U.S. attorney John Durham adding Ukraine to his investigation into how the Russia collusion investigation began; and Trump’s mention that the hacked DNC server, reviewed by a DNC-aligned tech group called CrowdStrike and pronounced compromised by the Russians, might be in the hands of Ukrainian officials.

That’s important because, as Julie Kelly reports at American Greatness, CrowdStrike was literally the only report produced about the DNC hack, and the actual DNC server was never examined by U.S. Intelligence officials. CrowdStrike’s report, however, redacted in-house, was used by some of those IC officials, to testify before Congress that the Russians were definitively the hackers.

“[The] hack, according to collusion truthers, and the subsequent release of damaging emails exchanged between top Democratic Party officials was central to Vladimir Putin’s scheme to sway the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump,” Kelly writes. “But the evidence to support this widely accepted claim is sketchy at best and appears to be under appropriate scrutiny by prosecutors now examining the origins of the FBI’s pre-election investigation into the Trump campaign for ‘colluding’ with Russia.”

Trump’s exact request regarding the DNC server in his phone call to the Ukrainian president was as follows:

“I would like you to do us a favor,” Trump said. “I would like you to find out what happened with the whole situation with Ukraine, with CrowdStrike. The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation.”

Kelly says this is what the Ukraine phone call is really about, and it’s linked to the general investigation into Russia collusion because the CrowdStrike report, as mentioned above, was one of the pieces of “evidence” Dems pointed to that showed Putin tried to use the hacked emails to help Trump win.

They myth of the CrowdStrike report is that the Intelligence Community had some hand in producing that report. Kelly busts that myth, and explains in detail CrowdStrike’s long association with well-known Democratic operatives, Perkins Coie law firm, Hillary Clinton and the whole lot.

CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity firm with strong ties to the Democratic Party. After the DNC server was hacked in early 2016, Perkins Coie, a politically connected law firm, hired CrowdStrike on behalf of the DNC to find out who was behind the intrusion. (Perkins Coie is the same law firm that hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign to dig up Russia-related dirt on Team Trump before the election.)

That isn’t the extent of CrowdStrike’s dubious political ties. Its co-founder, Moscow-born Dmitri Alperovitch, is associated with the Clinton Foundation; in 2015, CrowdStrike received $100 million in funding from Google whose chairman, Eric Schmidt, was a generous supporter of Hillary Clinton. CrowdStrike’s president is Shawn Henry, who headed up the FBI’s cybercrimes division during the Obama Administration when Robert Mueller was director.

And that’s only part of the associations with Democrats Kelly uncovered. Most telling, however, is that CrowdStrike’s report is the “only piece of evidence to support the claim that Putin apparatchiks stole thousands of emails from the Democrats just months before the presidential election. But the document isn’t just part of political lore; it was legitimized both by the FBI and the CIA as the Obama Administration attempted to buttress its phony narrative about a conspiracy between Trump and Putin to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. The server, however, was never inspected by U.S. law enforcement or any other government agency.”

Kelly then presents testimony former FBI Director Jim Comey gave to Congress in June 2017:

Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.): Did the FBI request access to those devices to perform forensics on them?

Comey: [coughs] Yes, we did.

Burr: Were you given access to do the forensics?

Comey: We were not. A highly respected private company got access and shared with us what they saw there.

The CrowdStrike report was later used by then-CIA Director John Brennan in his testimony on Russia collusion, and it shows up in the Mueller report as well.

And now Trump wants to see that server and has requested help from the Ukrainians to find it and turn it over.

While the Biden’s alleged influence peddling is the sexy story, it’s not why we’re having a 24 hour news cycle of all impeachment, all the time. This is about, as it’s been for several years now, the Russia collusion hoax.

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Andrew Cuomo Places Blame for Impeachment in a Most Unlikely Place

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Last Thursday, New York Governor Andrew “He’s Fredo, not me” Cuomo and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shared the stage at Seton Hall Law School. The subject was civility in politics and how they’d maintained their friendship despite their political differences. So, naturally the issue of impeachment came up.

This is what Cuomo had to say:

I think we now go to a very long and unproductive road,” he said during a chat on political civility at Seton Hall Law School with former N.J. Gov Chris Christie, according to The New York Daily News.

“Speaker Pelosi was dealing with pressure from her caucus and…there is a heightened leftist component to the Democratic Party that she was feeling pressure for,” Cuomo said. “She is a deliberate, responsible person. She is not a knee-jerk person and I think she even resisted the pressure in her caucus admirably for a long period of time.”

“They’re doing their quote unquote inquiry. I think the Ukraine issue raises a lot of questions and I think it is for an investigative committee, it is fodder they can spend months, one witness after another, one witness after another, on all sort of different tracks,” Cuomo said. “Where does it go ultimately? Nowhere, because even if they vote for impeachment, it goes to the Senate and it wouldn’t happen in the Senate.”

“So my guess is that this continues and blends into the presidential campaign. The problem with that is that nothing else is going to get done between now and then,” he said.

I think all of that is true. I think Pelosi was dragged into allowing impeachment to go forward because she lacks the moral courage or political strength to hold off the pressure of the far left in the Democrat caucus…which now is a solid majority. I think she knows that going down this road is not helpful to retaining the red and purple seats the Democrats scabbed in 2018 (see Nancy Pelosi Has Lost It, Says She’s Willing To Lose The House If It Means Trump Is Impeached and some far left members are clear that they don’t care about keeping House seats because their seat is not in jeopardy Video: AOC Has A Totally Not Stupid Plan For Impeaching Trump But It Involves Some Sacrifices). Cuomo is right that nothing is going to get done between now and then because President Trump has no incentive at all to let Democrats go home with any accomplishments and force them to fight over impeachment during a time of prosperity (assuming things hold) and an absence of conflict abroad. This is not a bad thing as one of the “things” to be done seemed to be the administration caving and going along with universal background checks.

What is amazing here is that Cuomo clearly sees this is going nowhere. He sees that there is a huge political downside to persisting in it. And yet, he, like Pelosi are so cowed by the far left in their party that they would rather sit idly by and accept the misfortune that comes their way than risk confrontation.

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Watch: Lindsey Graham Buries Any Hope that Dems Will Impeach Trump On Whistleblower “Sham”

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While on “Face the Nation,” Chair of the Senate Judicial Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, wasn’t mincing words and was telling hostess Margaret Brennan it like it is.

Graham went after the “whistleblower” and the phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in July which Democrats claim is Trump asking a foreign power to investigate former VP Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Democrats are using this phone call as a means to impeach Trump.

Graham, however, doesn’t see anything there and made it clear that Democrats have absolutely nothing but hearsay based on the fact that this whistleblower only heard about this phone call from a different source. Graham made it clear that Trump, being an American, gets to face his accuser in court just like everybody else, and that all of this if flimsy at best.

“I can’t believe we’re talking about impeaching the president based on an accusation based on hearsay. Who is this whistleblower? What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint,” said Graham. “What’s going on here? Why did they change the rules about a whistleblower you can use hearsay when you could not just weeks before the complaint?”

Graham later made sure everyone understood that the whistleblower complaint is complete nonsense by pointing out the transcripts don’t point to any quid pro quo and that the phone call is nothing but Trump suggesting that the Ukrainian government may have some corrupt people within it for firing an AG who was investigating Hunter Biden.

Graham made it clear that Trump won’t be impeached for this as long as he’s around.

“This whistleblower complaint is based on hearsay. We’re not going to impeach a president on hearsay as long as I’m around,” said Graham. “This is a sham. There is a political smell to this that’s far different from Mueller.”

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Former Sen. Al Franken’s Comeback Tour Immediately Interrupted With Another #MeToo Cancellation Notice

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Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has mostly stayed out of the spotlight since he resigned in early January 2018 after being hit with a wave of sexual misconduct allegations. But last week it was widely reported that Franken was launching a comeback of sorts with a new weekly SiriusXM radio show, which started Saturday.

Unfortunately for Franken, as soon as he launched his new program he was hit with another #MeToo allegation, this time from an unnamed former Sen. Patty Murray staffer who said he grabbed her behind in 2006:

The woman, who asked for her name not to be used, is now a senior staffer at an unnamed progressive organization, and said the incident occurred in 2006 shortly after she graduated from college and was working for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

While being photographed with Franken, who was then still exploring his eventual 2008 run for Senate, the woman said he placed his hand on her buttocks.

“He’s telling the photographer, ‘Take another one. I think I blinked. Take another one.’ And I’m just frozen. It’s so violating. And then he gives me a little squeeze on my buttock, and I am bright red. I don’t say anything at the time, but I felt deeply, deeply uncomfortable,” the woman told the publication.

The woman told The Cut she did not tell anyone about the incident at the time out of embarrassment, but three people told the publication the woman talked to them about the alleged incident when the first allegations against Franken broke in late 2017, leading to his eventual resignation.

The Cut reached out to Franken for a response, and what he told them sounded similar to the responses he gave when asked about in the past the other allegations:

“Two years ago, I would have sworn that I’d never done anything to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but it’s clear that I must have been doing something. As I’ve said before, I feel terrible that anyone came away from an interaction with me feeling bad.”

That is…lame. Really lame. It’s almost like he’s saying “I didn’t think inappropriately touching women against their will would offend them.”

In the rare media interviews Franken has given since his resignation, he has expressed resentment towards the Senators who he said turned their backs on him instead of giving him the benefit of due process. Without evidence, former 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) claimed for months that her call for Franken to resign cost her the support of top donors.

A number of Democratic Senators (former and current) have spoken out publicly over the last several months stating they wish they had handled Franken’s situation differently, and said they feel he was railroaded in December 2017 at a time when the #MeToo movement was gaining momentum.

New Yorker Magazine’s Jane Mayer wrote a thinly-sourced piece in July aimed at victim-shaming discrediting some of his accusers and rehabilitating his reputation.

As of this writing, Mayer has not commented on social media on the new allegation, nor have I found news reports that include any comments from those former or current Senators who expressed regret this year for how things were handled in 2017.

Stay tuned.

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Nancy Pelosi Has Lost It, Says She’s Willing to Lose the House if It Means Trump Is Impeached

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled her stunningly advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrom after making it clear that she, the leader of the House Democrats, is willing to lose the House to Republicans if it means they can succeed in getting President Donald Trump impeached.

Which they can’t because the Republican-held Senate would never allow it.

According to the Daily Caller, Pelosi was at the Texas Tribune Fest and was asked if the Democrat’s popularity would be affected by all the impeachment talk. Her response? It doesn’t matter:

“It doesn’t matter,” Pelosi said in response to a question from Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith about whether she is worried how an impeachment inquiry will impact the 2020 House elections. “Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” She made the comments during an an interview at Tribune Fest, a festival in Texas highlighting newsmakers.

“People say you have to take a political risk doing that,” she added. “That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t matter. Because we cannot have a president of the United States undermining his oath of office, his loyalty to his oath of office, undermining our national security, and undermining the integrity of our elections.”

Let’s flatten this out so we can see it clearly.

The leader of the Democrats has a hatred for Trump that runs so deep that she’s willing to cripple her party in order to get Trump out of office.

The delicious part about this is, even if they manage to boot Trump, they still have President Mike Pence. Thus, Republicans still maintain power everywhere.

It’s not just Pelosi either, as my colleague Sister Toldja reported. The actual leader of the Democratic Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is also of the same mind as Pelosi and suggested that vulnerable Democrats in districts that could go Republican at any moment should bite the bullet and risk getting voted out in order to vote for impeaching Trump.

It’s not exactly a brave position, given the fact that AOC is from a district where putting a D next to your name almost guarantees you an election win, but the fact that she’s willing to lose allies over it shows just how much their hatred defines their thinking.

Democrats believe that by losing the House while impeaching Trump they’re winning the war by losing a couple of battles. If they looked further than Trump, they would see that they’re losing everything with this mentality. Not only are they losing the war by just putting a different Republican in charge, but they’ll also now have lost any foothold they had.

This isn’t just silly. From the position of a die-hard Democrat voter, this is completely irresponsible.

It’s no wonder the Democrats are losing on everything from fundraising to approval numbers.

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I Am Thankful for My “Unwoke” Parents

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Almost All ‘Research’ ‘Studies’ – Forcefully Draw Liquids Through Straws

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One of the largest, ongoing, rolling government scams?

Using taxpayer money to fund “research” – so as to generate “studies.”

And governments spend a LOT of our money – on “research” to generate “studies.”

Who Pays for Science?:

“Today, we all do. Most scientific research is funded by government grants….”

And he who pays the piper – calls the tune.

Because human nature.

Governments nigh always get for what they pay.  Because if governments don’t get for what they pay – they stop paying.

Those getting paid – certainly know the score.

Even when the bought-off “researchers” do “research” with non-government money – they know not to anger with their “studies” their far-and-away-largest paymasters.

So NIGH EVERY SINGLE “study” – toes the government line.

The government line is, of course:

The results of ALL your “research” and ALL your “studies” – must call for more government.  And for whatever else government is calling.

We have based large swaths of our lives, tons of government policy and tens of trillions of our dollars – on this one-sided, biased, outcome-driven nonsense.

The quintessential example of this?

Of course – it is the inanity that is Cataclysmic-Man-Made-Climate-Change.

Governments the world over have over the last half-century-plus spent multiple trillions of dollars of our money – on “research” for climate “studies.”

Guess how many of those multiple trillions of our dollars have gone to those skeptical of Cataclysmic-Man-Made-Climate-Change?

It’s as metaphysically close to zero as you’re ever going to get.

Cataclysmic-Man-Made-Climate-Change – is the Greatest Scam on Earth.

When the “research” doesn’t turn out the way government wants it – and it nigh always does, because Cataclysmic-Man-Made-Climate-Change is a giant scam – everyone starts faking the data.

The government certainly does.

World Leaders Duped by Manipulated Global Warming Data

Though I’m not entirely sure they weren’t in on the scam….

NOAA Got Caught Faking Global Warming Temperature Data

NASA Gets Caught Faking Climate Change Data-AGAIN!

And certainly the bought-off “researchers” fake the data.

Climate Change: This Is the Worst Scientific Scandal of Our Generation

IPCC Researchers Admit Global Warming Fraud:

“The messages were pirated from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and reveal correspondence between British and American researchers engaged in fraudulent reporting of data to favor their own climate change agenda….

“The e-mails implicate scores of researchers, most of whom are associated with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an organization many skeptics believe was created exclusively to provide evidence of anthropogenic global warming (AGW).”

Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock the Global Warming Debate:

“Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails:

“(1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions;

“(2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and

“(3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.”

Why this world-wide, multi-decade, massive scam?

Because the alleged “solution” to the “problem” of Cataclysmic-Man-Made-Climate-Change – is MUCH more government.  Natch.

Green New Deal Would Cost Up to $93 Trillion

Well…that’s a lot.

The Green New Deal: Less About Climate, More About Control

No kidding.  Even it’s likely author cops to the scam….

AOC’s Chief of Staff Admits the Green New Deal Is Not about Climate Change:

“Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti admitted recently that the true motivation behind introducing the Green New Deal is to overhaul the ‘entire economy.’…

“The Green New Deal,…would transition the U.S. economy entirely away from fossil fuels within ten years while simultaneously providing a federal jobs and healthcare guarantee.

“It would also, according to its proponents, advance ‘social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public ownership.’”

That doesn’t sound very government-expanding at all.

Why are we less government types so skeptical of so much?

Because so much government – has polluted so much.

So when the following raft of headlines came this weekend across the transom – we were more than a mite dubious….

Massive Study Proves Once And For All That No, Net Neutrality Did Not Hurt Broadband Investment

Study Proves The FCC’s Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False

New Study Finds Net Neutrality Rules Didn’t Harm Investment

Gee…who did this groundbreaking “study”…?

You have to search for yourself – because none of these “news” outlets tell you….

Meet Dr. Christopher Hooton:

“Dr. Christopher Hooton is the founding Chief Economist & Head of Research at Internet Association where he leads the organization’s economic analysis and research on the internet sector.”

Gee…what is the Internet Association…?:

“Internet Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy.”

Which companies?  Amongst many others:

Microsoft         (Market Cap: $1.1 trillion)

Amazon           (Market Cap: $854 billion)

Google            (Market Cap: $843 billion)

Facebook        (Market Cap: $506 billion)

Twitter             (Market Cap: $32 billion)

Hooton did his “research” for his “study” – under the auspices of George Washington University.

Because we know college isn’t a bastion for corrupt “research” and “studies.”

See: East Anglia University.  And just about every college and university in the United States….

And what is the Internet Association’s longstanding position on Net Neutrality?

Vociferously for it, natch.

Net Neutrality Repeal Challenged by Internet Association in New Lawsuit

It’s almost hard to believe the Internet Association’s founding Chief Economist & Head of Research – has penned a “study” in defense of Net Neutrality.

Is this the Internet Association’s first foray into dubious Net Neutrality “research?”

Heavens no.

From 2017 – when the Donald Trump Administration was teeing up its right, righteous Net Neutrality un-doing:

Net Neutrality Investment Study Used ‘Corrupted, Made Up Data,’ Economist Says:

“The study was done by the Internet Association that represents pro-net neutrality companies like Amazon, Google and the like….

“A study showing zero impact on internet provider investment by net neutrality rules relied on ‘corrupted’ and ‘made up data,’ according to one economist….

“‘Dr. Hooton fabricates (via interpolation) three-fourths of the data he analyzes…for cable industry broadband investment,’ (economist George Ford said).”

And guess who did this “corrupted” study with “made up data”….

Why…it’s again our old friend Hooton.  The Internet Association’s founding Chief Economist & Head of Research.

And does imposition of Net Neutrality result in less government – or more government?

Just as with the Green New Deal, Net Neutrality results in much, MUCH more government.

Net Neutrality Is About Government Control of the Internet

Indeed it is.

One of its biggest proponents – gleefully admits it:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

How very Venezuela.

And for the members of the Internet Association – Net Neutrality is a HUGE government-cronyism gift.

Net Neutrality a Sweet Deal for ‘Bandwidth Hogs’:

“Net Neutrality – in which all Internet traffic flows at one speed without preference for any content provider – is a hit with companies such as Google and Netflix that hope to dodge paying for the huge amount of online bandwidth they actually use….”

Oh – and did Net Neutrality cause a drop in Internet investment?

Of course it did.

Because more government – always means less private sector.

Because human nature.

So Net Neutrality is a magical, harmonic convergence.

Of government expansion – and government cronyism.

And oozing from this nexus of DC Swamp-titude – is this latest, ridiculous “study.”

“Researched” by – the founding Chief Economist & Head of Research of the Internet Association.

Whose members benefit HUGE from government’s imposition of Net Neutrality.

How very DC of…everyone.

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The Hate Crime Hit on Karen Pence and Immanuel Christian School Is Proven False but Will Anyone Apologize

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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, stand during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

We’ve entered an era where there is literally no allegation that will not be publicized by our media if they perceive it will damage President Trump, or the GOP, or any GOP politician, or any any small “o” orthodox religious or cultural institution.

If you’ll recall, earlier in the year, Karen Pence came under fire for taking a minor part-time job teaching at the Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, VA. The reason was that the school had an employee code of conduct that required them to live their lives outside their employment within certain boundaries:

I will strive to live a personal life of moral purity that is separated from the world according to Scriptures, as defined by the Statement of Faith of Immanuel Bible Church and agreed upon by the Elders and Pastors of Immanuel Bible Church. I understand that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. Further, I will maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct. Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications for employees includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law. Further, I am not, nor have been in the past, engaged in inappropriate conduct toward minors, nor do I have inclinations toward such conduct. Persons so involved or who condone such behaviors cannot be employees of Immanuel Christian School.

It should not be a shocker to anyone who pays any attention whatsoever. There is a theological concept called “scandal” which means that when you have people in positions of authority in a religious institution, their personal bad behavior differs from the bad behavior of people in the pews because it can cause others to either fall away from the Faith or cause them to think it is okay. So you really can’t have ‘marriage is between one man and one woman’ being taught in school where everyone knows Bruce and Steve, who are teachers or administrators, are in a homosexual relationship.

But having a code of conduct and having an association with Karen Pence was obviously going to make the school a target. And it happened last week: Boys Pin Down Black Classmate, Cut Her Dreadlocks at Virginia School, She Says.

Three sixth-grade boys at a Christian school in Northern Virginia pinned down a black classmate and cut off some of her dreadlocks while telling her her hair was “nappy” and “ugly,” she told News4.

Twelve-year-old Amari Allen said the three boys, who she said are white, cut off her hair on Monday. She’s a student at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, where Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, teaches part-time.

“They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly,” she said.

Amari’s grandmother, Cynthia Allen, was stricken as she spoke about the ambush.

“It was like she just died. That’s how painful it was for me,” she said.

Amari’s grandfather also said it hurt him.

“My heart just broke,” he said. “I was just paralyzed. I couldn’t get myself together.”

But on Monday, she was at recess and about to go down a slide when one of the boys grabbed her and put a hand over her mouth. Another boy grabbed her arms. A third boy cut off some of her hair.

“They put their hands over my mouth. They put my hands behind my back. And they started cutting my hair and saying it was ugly,” Amari said.

The bell rang and the boys ran off laughing.

Of course this was picked up nationwide as an example of what kind of awful racist people those Christian motherf***ers are and what kind of evil racist Karen Pence must be for associating with them.

No investigation. Nothing. Just an allegation and nationwide coverage of an incident simply because it was thought to be damaging to Karen Pence and to a private Christian school. Now the story has changed.

The sixth-grade girl at a private Virginia school who accused three classmates last week of forcibly cutting her hair now says the allegations were false, according to statements from the girl’s family and the principal at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield. School officials met with the girl and her family Monday morning before releasing the statement.

The 12-year-old, who is African American, said three white boy students held her down in a school playground a week ago during recess, covered her mouth, called her insulting names and used scissors to cut her hair.

The grandparents of the girl, who are her legal guardians, released an apology Monday.

“To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused,” the grandparents wrote in a statement sent to The Washington Post by the school. “To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school. To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust.”

“We understand there will be consequences and we’re prepared to take responsibility for them,” the statement continued. “We know that it will take time to heal, and we hope and pray that the boys, their families, the school and the broader community will be able to forgive us in time.”

Messages left for family members seeking additional comment were not immediately returned.

Three boys accused of assaulting girl, cutting her dreadlocks at private Virginia school

The school’s principal, Stephen Danish, also issued a statement and sent an email to parents and community members.

“We can now confirm that the student who accused three of her classmates of assault has acknowledged that the allegations were false. We’re grateful to the Fairfax County Police Department for their diligent work to investigate these allegations,” Danish wrote. “While we are relieved to hear the truth and bring the events of the past few days to a close, we also feel tremendous pain for the victims and the hurt on both sides of this conflict. We recognize that we now enter what will be a long season of healing.”

I have no idea why the girl did this. My guess would be that there is some underlying conflict between her and the three boys. The initial report indicated that she’d tried to hid the haircutting from her grandparents and one wonders if she’d simply tired of her braids and took matters into her own hands.

Her grandparents did the right thing in issuing the apology. It was an act of courage and devotion to the truth when the easiest course would have been to dig in. The bigger question remains for the people who immediately jumped on the the racist-Christian bandwagon. How long will we have to wait before we get retractions and apologies? I’m guessing never.

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Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand Why Trump Keeps Talking About Her and Why He’s Right To

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As my colleague Alex Parker reported, while appearing on “CBS Sunday Morning,” failed 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proved that she still believes she’s somehow the rightful winner of the election she lost to President Donald Trump.

To her, the proof is that Trump still talks about her and she reasons that it’s because he knows he’s the illegitimate winner.

“Look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again,” Clinton continued. “And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game … he knows he’s an illegitimate president. I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used — from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”

“It was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado. And so, I know that he knows that this wasn’t on the level. I don’t know that we’ll ever know what happened,” Clinton concluded, adding, “but clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day and history will probably sort it all out, so of course he’s obsessed with me. I believe it’s a guilty conscience in so much as he has a conscience.”

Literally none of the things she mentioned are true. Trump won fair and square, and despite Democrat’s best efforts to nail him on illegitimacy, everything has come up bunk. In fact, talk like the kind Clinton has engaged in has only deepened the divide and wasted a lot of the nation’s time and money in trying to bring Trump down.

But all this is beside the point. The reason Trump continues to bring up Clinton isn’t that he somehow knows she’s the rightful winner of 2016 — she’s definitely not — but because Clinton is a loose end that no one seems to want to tie up. There are so many unanswered questions surrounding Clinton, and the fact that they continue to attack him with various claims of corruption while ignoring the obvious oddities staring us in the face when it comes to Clinton is ludicrous.

As my colleague, Streiff, wrote, as much as 130 Democrat state department employees may soon lose their jobs over the fact that they sent classified emails to Clinton’s private bathroom server, and we still don’t have any clue as to the extent of the damage her unsecured server caused, nor do we still have any idea what was in the missing emails.

We do know that it was compromised and that some of her emails were forwarded to a Chinese email account, as my colleague Bonchie reported.

We still don’t know who okay’d her private account in the first place.

We’re still also in the dark as to how deep the Obama administration and the Clintons were in working with Russia when it came to the Uranium One scandal. In fact, judging by all the money that changed hands between Clintons and Russia, it’s a wonder people aren’t looking into it.

Investigation after investigation has been launched into trying to put Trump into some sort of legal trouble that would either damage him enough to ruin his trust with the American people or somehow remove him from office, but very little has been put into figuring out exactly what was going on with the Clintons.

There’s definitely a ton of smoke coming from Clinton, and with a little bit of digging, we’d no doubt find a blazing fire. However, hardly anything is being done to look into it, and the media is doing its level best to avoid talking about it.

Of course Trump is bringing up Clinton. We should all be bringing up Clinton.

She’s one of the biggest plugs between us and draining the swamp.

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