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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:52 AM (2 replies)

Biden has no Chance

The Democratic Party has a serious problem: their front-runner for the presidential nomination is a dope. You have read about Joe Biden’s “gaffes”: he can’t remember Barack Obama’s name, he tells a story about military heroism that is wrong in every detail, he can’t remember that by 2018, when the Parkland shooting happened, he was long gone from the vice presidency, and so on. Biden can’t get through a day without a blunder that makes headlines.

But there is a difference. The classic Washington definition of a “gaffe” is when someone says what he really thinks. With Biden, headline-making blunders reveal significant cognitive difficulties. Biden has been slow for his whole life–of average intelligence at best–and his mental faculties have not improved as he has aged. At 76 years old, the is no longer competent, assuming he ever was.

This is a big problem for the Democrats. Despite everything, Biden remains on top of polls for their presidential nomination. Other candidates–Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris–have gained a certain amount of traction. But it is extraordinary that they haven’t yet been able to surpass a candidate who, to put it politely, is no longer capable of appearing and speaking in public. This attests to the weakness of the Democrats’ presidential field.

I think there is zero chance that Joe Biden will be the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee. He is obviously not up to the task, and Democratic primary voters are not in the mood to select a deeply confused, 76-year-old white man to run for president. The nominee will be someone else. But the fact that no candidate has stepped forward to seize the mantle–or even exceed Biden’s total in a poll!–shows how thin the Democrats’ bench is.

If I were a Democrat, I would be worried about the fact that my party’s best-known politician, who still tops most polls, is obviously unqualified to run a small business, let alone the executive branch of the United States of America. This is a huge problem that the Democrats have yet to solve.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:06 AM (22 replies)

The Leaks are real, the News is Fake. Was "Nuke the Hurricanes" Leak Bait?

Rumblings: Did Trump Set Up White House Leaker Madeleine Westerhout with Ludicrous ‘Nuke the Hurricanes’ Nonsense?

President Trump’s executive assistant Madeleine Westerhout resigned on Thursday after she was caught leaking details about Trump’s family and Oval Office operations to reporters.

Westerhout joined Trump’s transition team from the RNC and was not considered a ‘Trump loyalist.’

According to the New York Times, President Trump learned on Thursday that Westerhout had “indiscreetly shared details” about Trump’s family and “Oval Office operations” during a recent “off-the-record” dinner with reporters in New Jersey.

By Friday morning there were rumblings that Westerhout was fired for leaking the ludicrous “nuke the hurricanes” report to Axios earlier this week.

The White House scoffed at the ridiculous report.

But Axios reporter Jonathan Swan stood by his reporting.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:06 PM (6 replies)

US Navy sinks Obamas Climate Change Task Force

If the sea level does rise, it will be because of all the liberal tears.

Waste of frikken time

The US Navy has announced that it is jettisoning the Obama-era Climate Change Task Force.

The US Navy quietly shuttered a task force created under former President Barack Obama to prepare the military branch for the impact of global warming, reportedly saying the team was “no longer needed”.

Its ending, which happened in March and was first reported on Tuesday by the environmental site E&E News, reflects a trend under Donald Trump in which federal agencies have shuttered operations designed to combat climate change nationwide and around the world.

Created in 2009, group was tasked with researching methods to adapt to security challenges caused by climate change.

It appears that the Navy didn’t pursue climate change policies as robustly as progressives in the Obama administration initially envisioned.

But the sense of urgency that flowed through the reports between 2010 and 2019 neither buoyed the Navy’s climate change group nor sparked major reforms across the armed forces.

Retired Rear Adm. Jon White, who spearheaded Task Force Climate Change from 2012 to 2015, told E&E News that he saw “little evidence” that the research undertaken by the Navy and scientific community has even been implemented in any of the military’s environmental strategies.

“Across all of the Department of Defense, it is hard for me to see that climate change is taken as seriously as it should be,” said White, now the president of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

“The task force ended, in my opinion, without full incorporation of climate change

I suspect the non-politically motivated service men and women in our Navy has other priorities, such as new technology that can be used against adversaries.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

Trump to open Office of Transparency to expedite declassification of Spygate Documents

This is why they aren’t bothering to charge Comey for nickel dime leaking

Anyone want to bet Trump bags the whole basket of Obama thugs?

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:26 PM (1 replies)

Actually the IG Report tears Comey a New Asshole

Comey is delusional, I think I will wait to see what Durham finds
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:51 AM (6 replies)

Barr and Durham still working

But if that falls through expect an uprising
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 11:14 AM (15 replies)

If Hillary walks Im done with working in the system

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:47 AM (19 replies)

Comey not out of woods yet

James Comey violated FBI policies with memos on Trump discussions, IG report says

A scathing inspector general report released Thursday said that fired FBI Director James Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining memos documenting discussions with President Trump.

The Justice Department's official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were in fact "official FBI records“

The Justice Department's official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were in fact "official FBI records."


The office said he "violated applicable policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by providing one of the unclassified memos that contained official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, to his friend with instructions for the friend to share the contents of the memo with a reporter."

Further, the IG determined that Comey kept copies of four memos (out of the total seven he drafted) in a personal safe at home after his removal as director -- and in doing so also "violated FBI policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by failing to notify the FBI that he had retained them, or to seek authorization to retain them." And the IG said Comey again violated the rules "by providing copies ... of the four memos he had kept in his home to his three private attorneys without FBI authorization."

While the findings of the probe were forwarded to the DOJ, the department has declined prosecution. But for Comey, who has cultivated the image of a by-the-book and irreproachable leader since his termination in 2017, the review shined a harsh light on his decisionmaking in the final, beleaguered weeks of his tenure at the head of the nation's top law enforcement agency.

In a pointed passage, the report faulted Comey for disclosing sensitive information.

"ven when these employees believe that their most strongly-held personal convictions might be served by an unauthorized disclosure, the FBI depends on them not to disclose sensitive information. Former Director Comey failed to live up to this responsibility," the report said. "By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information."

The inspector general's separate, broader review of potential intelligence community surveillance abuses remains ongoing. Earlier this month, it emerged that IG Michael Horowitz had referred Comey's case to the DOJ for a possible criminal prosecution, but that lawyers opted against bringing charges -- with one source telling Fox News it "wasn't a close call."

Comey admitted to Congress in June 2017 that, after he was fired, he purposefully leaked several memos through an intermediary to ensure that a special counsel would be appointed. The media firestorm that followed the leak proved a watershed moment that led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's appointment.

Public outrage centered on the news that Comey wrote in one of his memos that Trump had told him, "I hope you can let this go," amid reports that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI and senior White House officials about his contacts with Russia's government.

Flynn later pleaded guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents in the White House.

Although Comey said he wrote the memos so that they would not contain classified information, two of Comey's memos were later determined by the FBI to contain information classified at the "sensitive" level.

And Comey's memos included a slew of other secretive information, including the "code name and true identity" of a confidential source, according to a court-ordered filing by the Justice Department earlier this year.

Comey meticulously outlined "foreign intelligence information obtained from and through" the key human source, "information about whether the FBI initiated coverage through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on a particular individual," relevant "sources and methods" used in the FBI's investigation, as well as "information concerning the President's foreign policy decisionmaking," according to the DOJ.

All of that information is "currently and properly classified," the DOJ said.

Horowitz first publicly confirmed last year that his office was investigating Comey for his handling of classified information related to the memos.

“I didn’t consider it part of an FBI file,” Comey told Fox News' Bret Baier last year, referring to the memos. “It was my personal aide-memoire…I always thought of it as mine.”

Comey added that he expected Horowitz to issue a report about the memos, "not on the handling of classified information, because that's frivolous, but on: Did I comply with policy? Did I comply with my employment agreement?"

Evidently if you have favor with the Democrats you can commit all the crimes you want
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:42 AM (1 replies)

Fox-DOJ inspector general says Comey violated policies with memos documenting private conversations

The DOJ inspector general says ex-FBI Director James Comey violated policies with memos documenting private conversations with President Trump.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:19 AM (2 replies)
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