On collusion and ketchup

It has been about six months since I caught up my blog, and in that time I’ve had at least a thousand new registered users. Welcome! You will receive this post in your in-box. 

So here’s some older stuff that needs posted, I hope you enjoy it.

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Russia Collusion: Hillary Clinton, DNC, & FBI are the Real Stars

The fix was in for Hillary. Obama’s plumbers creating leaks. Ventriloquist’s dummies. And the oldest con in the book. This would make a great novella. Or a Marvel Comic™. You just can’t make this stuff up. Obama weaponized our government against political opponents in ways that I’m sure brought a smile to Hugo Chavez and Vlad Putin. Castro would be smiling but he was dead or dying.

Related, kind of: 

NRA-basher Emma Gonzalez (Whose Father Fled Castro’s Gun-outlawing Cuba) Celebrated as Hero by Cuba’s Media – Humberto Fontova

In the first months of the Obama Administration they launched the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme, with BATF and FBI approval. Once this came to light, and two US Border Patrol agents were killed by cartel types with “walked” guns, and close to 300 Mexicans killed by the cartels in Mexico, Holder refused to cooperate with congress’s oversight function and was held in contempt of Congress. A first for an Attorney General. Holder also has a long sordid past dating back to the Clinton Administration, especially prominent with Clinton’s unjust 12th hour pardons.

Hillary was fully aware of Operation Fast and Furious too. She gave a speech in Mexico City talking about all of the weapons going to Mexico from the US two days before someone at BATF held a press conference bragging about Fast and Furious. She knew that our government was enabling gun-running in an attempt to build support to degrade or eliminate our Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. No doubt.

Then we have the IRS and their slow-walking TEA-Party organizations applications from receiving 501(c)4 approvals, a few applications were 501(c)3. If an application was red-flagged, that is, it might be a conservative organization, so multiple ridiculous questionnaires were sent out, again and again. If it seemed to be a liberal organization, it was simply rubber-stamped “approved”. I wonder how that works? Anything to keep the TEA party from affecting the 2010 mid-terms, and some of these folks were harassed to boot. Sending a message to any donor-types, do not mess with us.

The difference from a 501(c)3, and a 501(c)4 is that contributions to a (c)3 is fully tax-deductible, while contributions to a (c)4 are not. Most of these applicants were asking for 501(c)4 designation. A little off-topic, but Media-Matters is a 501(c)3 non-profit, as is Planned Parenthood. In PP’s case, we are also paying them 500 million or more per year for their works in the budget, so they are getting over twice.

Obama Says “Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption” in IRS Scandal – YouTube

What would it take to claw back the pension of a former President? Shouldn’t we at least find that Eric Holder and Lois Lerner should repay their ill-gotten benefits?

Chaffetz Asks DOJ Inspector General to Probe Comey Firing

Elijah Cummings seems to have been in complete agreement. This is the expanded probe that led to McCabe’s termination.

James Comey could be in ‘serious trouble’ for an admission he made to Congress last year. See the proof for yourself.

Two Surprising Facts About James Comey’s Memos Contradict His Senate Testimony

Office of Professional Responsibility | Department of Justice

“The OIG is required to notify OPR of the existence and results of any OIG investigation that reflects upon the professional ethics, competence or integrity of a Department attorney. In such cases, OPR will take appropriate action.”

Sessions fires McCabe from FBI

Here is the statement issued by Sessions:

“After an extensive and fair investigation and according to Department of Justice procedure, the Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provided its report on allegations of misconduct by Andrew McCabe to the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

The FBI’s OPR then reviewed the report and underlying documents and issued a disciplinary proposal recommending the dismissal of Mr. McCabe.  Both the OIG and FBI OPR reports concluded that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor − including under oath − on multiple occasions.

The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability.  As the OPR proposal stated, ‘all FBI employees know that lacking candor under oath results in dismissal and that our integrity is our brand.’ 

Pursuant to Department Order 1202, and based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the Department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”

By the way, the Office of Professional Responsibility is the same entity that recommended that Sessions recuse himself from any investigation related to the Russians and Trump, since Sessions campaigned enthusiastically for Trump, due to an appearance of a conflict of interest. Sessions complied and recused himself.

Also, the phrase “lack of candor” is agency-speak for lying. I understand that close to 20 agents have been terminated in the past 12 months for the same infraction, while not under oath.

Firing Andrew McCabe Was The Right Call: Abuse of Federal Authority Must Not Be Tolerated

Two Surprising Facts About James Comey’s Memos Contradict His Senate Testimony

DOJ IG releases explosive report that led to firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Andrew was the DAG from the Southern District of New York who led the prosecution of the Blind Sheik during the World Trade Center one attack in the 90s.

The Reckoning of the FBI Has Begun

Sharyl Attkisson Accuses Obama DOJ of Secretly Swapping Out Her Computer Hard Drive

Sharyl is a Patriot. She has never shown any signs of being on one team or another.

Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama Emails: Key to Lack of Clinton Indictment | National Review

How Would Ronald Reagan Have Replaced Obamacare?

This read may surprise you.

March for Our Lives Narrative Continues to Unravel: Only 10% Teens

Officers were ‘stunned and upset’ at what they saw Broward deputies do at Florida shooting | TheBlaze

Pro-Cop Killer Women’s March Is Organizing the National School Walkout for Gun Control – Chris Reeves

Opinion: I honestly want to take your gun protest seriously, but I can’t until you do | SOFREP

Climate activists predict both outcomes — more snow, less snow — so they are never wrong | Climate Depot

Wind’s False Promise Of Environmental Purity…Everywhere “Everything Is Rotating And Blinking”…”High Price To Pay”

“Wind energy is destroying the country more than any other industry.”

Scientific American Says ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

Should We Chill Out about Global Warming? – Scientific American Blog Network

Los Angeles paints its streets white to battle Climate Change

But it only lasts six months to a year. Cars have black rubber tires and oil, and black is the only UV resistant color for anything.

Observations of an Irishman: The Side of Immigration Nobody Is Talking About

Good read for consideration.

FCC Sends Letter To Dems Over Sinclair

Uh, we are not going to revoke their license and violate the First amendment?

March for Our Lives Narrative Continues to Unravel: Only 10% Teens

The turnout was also much lower than initially reported. Mostly professional protestors showed up.

Betsy Devos flushes Obama era bathroom policy.

Duh? Really, ya don’t say?

Cronkite admitted blowing it on his famous commentary

On the Tet offensive. We won Tet, By the Way. But you wouldn’t know it by the reporting at the time.

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data

Good info.

Apple killing support for 32-bit apps, which could impact popular business programs – TechRepublic

A huge iOS issue. Most apps have dealt with this by now.

Thanks for looking!

 

PS: For those visiting for the first time. my comments are always in cayenne, quotes are in light gray, and links are in blue.

The Odds and Ends TAkes!

Odds and Ends Rich Takes!

Actually, most of my posts here are odds & ends, and once again, I’m a bit delinquent in my updates. As always, my comments are in cayenne, and I recommend having a flash-blocker installed when viewing the page, so that multiple vids do not auto-run. I hate when that happens. ~Rich~

Words That Have Destroyed America

The word I feel that has helped destroy America is “Middle Class.”

Hillary is entitled! Yeah, right!

A Poisonous Cocktail

The CRA is not about community development; it is affirmative action in lending.

Zo comments following Michelle’s recent Tuskegee commencement speech

1995 Video: Obama Praises Communist Mentor Frank Marshall Davis

Alarms were sounding well before the 2008 election

Dem’s new agenda hauntingly similar to communism

Do ya think? It’s not actually new either, I was posting the same stuff ten years ago.

Global warming has slowed but our climate models are WRONG

Study: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’

Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author.

When Will Climate Scientists Say They Were Wrong?

Skeptical Climate Scientist Dismantles Dem. Lawmaker’s Alarmism

Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

no bias here, move along

Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat

States should reject Obama mandate for clean-power regulations

McConnell Urges States to Help Thwart Obama’s ‘War on Coal’

One of the few things that McConnell has right

FCC’s Open Internet Order Won’t Stand Up To The First Amendment

update, let’s hope that the First carries the day  Continue reading The Odds and Ends TAkes!

Rich TAkes! on Climate Change

Our Dear Leader has recently threatened to take on limiting carbon emissions through regulatory agencies, since Congress “won’t act”. I’d like to remind everybody that a Democratic controlled Senate refused to ratify Kyoto years ago by a vote of 99-0. icy thinker

Many, if not most people believe than man is on the road to causing catastrophic global warming, after all, Al Gore, Barack Obama and legions of others tell us incessantly that the science is settled, why there is even scientific “consensus”, even though the very concept of scientific consensus is antithetical to the concept of science itself.

Climate Forcing! Feedbacks, The PDO and The AMO! Aerosols, Greenhouse gases, the Sun and the Clouds, oh my! Don’t forget La Nina and el Nino, the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warming Period, to say nothing of cows belching and farting…and especially politics!

Here is my RichTAkes! on Anthropogenic Global Warming!

(as always, my comments appear in cayenne, and the use of a flash-blocker to disable auto-play is recommended due to multiple embedded vids.)

US physics professor: ‘Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life’

“It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion.”

American Physical Society Sees The Light: Will It Be The First Major Scientific Institution To Reject The Global Warming ‘Consensus’?

Richard S. Lindzen: The Climate Science Isn’t Settled

– Confident predictions of catastrophe are unwarranted.

Lindzen’s 2009 WSJ piece appeared after the Climategate CRU* email scandal erupted

Richard Lindzen: An Inconvenient Expert

Perhaps the preeminent US climate scientist, Lindzen  was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.

Climategate

Anthony Watts has assembled a fine set of articles chronicling the Climategate scandal

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation

from 2009

The Climategate Whitewash Continues: Don’t Believe the ‘Independent Reviews’ About Goings on at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia

from 2010

Time Mag AGW

Lennart Bengtsson: The Science And Politics Of Climate Change

The science isn’t settled and we still don’t know how best to solve the energy problems of our planet.

Reflections on Bengtsson and the GWPF

Professor Judith Curry’s take on the recent Bengtsson controversy 

Science as McCarthyism

One of the most telling features of climate science is just how few climate scientists changed their minds as the evidence changed. The pause in global temperature in the last 15 years or so has been unexpected. Now we know why:

Climate scientists slam Obama science czar on global warming

Former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer and University of Colorado climate scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. slammed Holdren for his “pseudo-science rambling.”  Plenty of links here

‎cfact.org/pdf/2010_Senate_Minority_Report.pdf

a primer on positive and negative feedback loops.

“We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message.”

Continue reading Rich TAkes! on Climate Change

RichTAkes! Slaying Obamacare and Aliens too!

Some links that I’ve found interesting lately,

Chicago’s ban against SELLING guns has been tossed. Obama’s approval rating hits an all-time low. And now the EPA is going after wood stoves, get yours today while you still can.

KRAUTHAMMER: GOP must stop the bailout … and slay Obamacare

Chas is perhaps the smartest political analyst on the planet

“Aliens Exist’ Says Canada’s Former Defense Minister

Grayalienh

Obamacare, where the liberal dream crashes and burns

“The biggest threat to Obamacare is not Republicans. The biggest threat is Murphy’s Law, along with its corollary, the Law of Unintended Consequences. These are the most powerful laws in the world. They are even more powerful than the Affordable Care Act, and they are the nemesis of all master plans. Evidently, the President and his merry band of wonks had never heard of them.”

Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low in Colorado

Chicago gun ban ruled unconstitutional

again. this time, the ban on retail licensed gun shops is tossed

Paul Ryan Twisted Truth to Sell Budget Deal to House

how many House members do you suppose read any of it?

Hitler survivor tells Americans: ‘Buy more guns!’

This is the ad every Democrat should be scared of in 2014

‎What Catastrophe?

Meet Richard Lindzen, one of America’s pioneering and foremost climate scientists

EPA proposes restrictions for new wood stoves

Nixon is rolling over in his grave, his EPA is way out of control

That Scientific Global Warming Consensus…Not!

Climate alarmists’ search for proof going cold

Antarctic crew build ice helipad to help rescuers

Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat… because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship’s crew will be rescued by helicopter

Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

nope, no media bias here, move along now

Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974

Newspaper Removes ‘Socialist’ Description of Accused Arapahoe High School Shooter

no bias here either

KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND – YouTube

ten minute mini-matinee: trained stunt driver on a closed course, do not try this at home.

Continue reading RichTAkes! Slaying Obamacare and Aliens too!

Obama’s Government Shut-Down TAkes!

So now the Veterans from the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions have to once again parachute behind enemy lines in their wheel-chairs and walkers,  wielding canes to visit their own WWII Memorial in the National Mall in DC., 70 years after they sacrificed blood and treasure to take Omaha Beach.  Obama is being petulant, vindictive, and imperialistic.  If he doesn’t get his way he is going to deliberately spread the pain around to the people whom he is supposedly serving, in a blatant act of political hypocrisy.

His behavior is nothing more than the childish exhibition of the petulance of a seven year old. Whaah!

Our Outlaw President? Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling – Brookings Institution

left-leaning think-tank suggests just ignoring the law

Obamacare Facebook Erupts with Citizen Sticker Shock

Obama said it would save 2500 bucks, not that it go up. He lied, I knew it would go up, it had to.

Obamacare 101: What to know if you opt out of buying health insurance

good advice here

It’s the Law, Yes, and Most Americans Oppose It

Slavery, segregation, internment, and prohibition were also once the law of the land, we got rid of those too

25% of Uninsured Say Plan to Stay That Way

CBO: Obamacare to Cost $1.930 Trillion, Leave 30 Million Uninsured

I thought we started with 30 million uninsured?

McAfee: Beware of ObamaCare Phishing Scams

there were more phishing sites than the real thing. If you really want this, be careful

Betsy McCaughey: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Wants Health-Care Rationing

The Complete Lives System: Socialism in Medicine

The heart of Obamacare: from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fall 2013 (PDF)

Wendy Davis was a media hero and Ted Cruz is a ‘grandstander’

typical liberal hypocrisy 

Continue reading Obama’s Government Shut-Down TAkes!