Pence Endorses Black

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted this yesterday:

.@DianeBlackTN is running for Governor of TN & a strong supporter of #MAGA agenda of tax cuts, military $$ & a champion of right to life policies. There are great candidates running but Diane has been my friend for years, we served together in the House, & she has my support!
9:59 AM – 27 Jul 2018

If Pence endorses her, will Trump soon follow?

Harris Seeks Radical Endorsement

An interesting email coming out of the Lee Harris campaign. It reads:

As you know, our campaign is gaining steam. With election day right around the corner, we want to make one final push for the endorsement of Our Rev.

Add your support to the endorsement of Lee Harris for County Mayor by Our Rev.

We believe Lee Harris has a track record worthy of an endorsement from Our Rev.

We ask that you stand with us in adding your support so we can win this important endorsement.

We have ten days until Election Day. Support this movement, and with your help we can drive real progress in Shelby County.

All the best to you,

Hanna McCarthy
Assistant Director for Digital Communications

What is Our Rev? I did not know. Perhaps a religious group of reverends? So I googled.

No, Our Rev refers not to reverends (although some appear to be involved), but means Our Revolution.

Their website explains, “Campaigns end. Revolutions endure. The next step for Bernie Sanders’ movement is Our Revolution, which will fight to transform America and advance the progressive agenda that we believe in.”

It continues, “Our Revolution will reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the ‘political revolution.’ Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.

“Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness.”

Ourrevolution.com goes on to list all the candidates they endorse. There is a big page full of photos of people from all over the U.S. seeking office.

It’s obviously a very left wing group.

And Lee Harris wants the endorsement of these people for Shelby County! That tells you all you need to know about him.

Fitting FISA Summary

A reader at Powerline blog did a good summation of the just released FISA application for the warrant on Carter Page. In a nutshell, this is what happened.

Before I end tonight, I am going to do a shorthand, but close analogy. Let assume we are accusing John Doe of being a pedophile to get a search/surveillance warrant. Here is what that warrant would look like if it were modeled on the Carter Page warrant:

Source 1 goes to the FBI and tells them that he has a source who heard someone say that John Doe had sex with a 6 year old. When asked, Source 1 doesn’t want to name his source. The FBI does an initial investigation to establish Source 1’s credibility and discovers that he was hired by a man John Doe is already involved with in a legal dispute on a completely different matter. After that, there is nothing else the FBI could find in the preliminary investigation about John Doe- it is all just the rumor reported by Source 1. So, the FBI decides to move ahead to get a warrant that asserts John Doe is probably a pedophile. They then spend 60 pages describing how pedophiles operate, and they describe the methods the FBI uses to combat this scourge, and the methods they hope to use on John Doe. They then tell the court that Source 1 told them that someone else said John Doe was a pedophile. They then cite a bunch of news stories about other people who talked about pedophiles and who might be pedophiles, or had opinions about pedophiles- none of which are connected to John Doe directly- just people John Doe might or might not know personally. In addition, they know that John Doe helped break up a pedophile ring for the FBI in the past by serving as a confidential informant.

That is the Carter Page Warrant right there- the exact same level of corroboration and nothing more. You tell me- is that appropriate and legal?

Strzok’s Ties to Iran

Pamela Geller, who has been a valiant political activist, especially when it comes to Islam, has a shocking report on her website.

The story is headlined, “EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime.”

The story, which comes from BigLeaguePolitics.com, is jaw dropping. Things are even worse than we thought.

A former co-worker of Peter Strzok tells Big League Politics about Strzok’s extensive background in the intelligence community, including the fact that he grew up in Iran. Many intelligence officers like Strzok are complete ghosts with questionable history and gaps in their life story. But now we have some insight.

Peter Strzok was born in the late 1960s – he attended the American School in Iran up until 1978 when it closed down and then he attended the American School in Saudi Arabia. He supposedly attended a Catholic School, St. John’s Prep in Minneapolis (the school refused to confirm or deny attendance) and then completed a Bachelors at Georgetown and some form of graduate degree after that.

The truth is that after Peter Strzok III turned 18 his life is arcane, which is the usual story of many like him. Did you know that Peter Strzok II (Strzok’s father) and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common? It turns out after advocating for Khomeni in Iran and then working in Saudi Arabia to calm the waters of an Iranian government (appeasing them with anti-Semitic rhetoric), Strzok’s father Strzok II also dabbled in “charity work.” Strzok’s father was involved in so-called charity work in Haiti but also helped dismantle and reassemble Upper Volta..now known as Burkina Faso.

Despite Deep State efforts to scrub information, the Internet is forever. Below you will see a very controversial happening in the early Eighties. Peter Strzok II (Strzok’s father, also known as Peter Strzok Sr.) was an employee of Catholic Relief Services and was interviewed by the New York Times in 1985 over his testimony or statements regarding mishandling money intended for Ethopia. In the article he identifies himself as a former employee of the charity and he is a retired US Army Corps Engineer who served the agency in Africa and Haiti. So Peter Strzok II worked in Haiti with a charity? That sounds eerily familiar. Can we all guess which charities partnered to help Haiti?

The Clinton Foundation and The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) seem to work in tangent. Coincidence? Peter Strzok Sr. was actually the director of CRS in Haiti. If we look into CRS financials they seem to overlap and feed into Clinton Global initiatives and balance sheets.

In the early 80s Upper Volta was in turmoil. It is said that mineral disputes with neighboring countries brought about great duress and so in 1985 the country of Upper Volta ceased to exist and was then named Burkina Faso during Strzok II’s term there. Specifically, in 1981 he was advised of a government visit to Upper Volta, which places him in Upper Volta for a period of 4 years as his son Strzok III was at the American School in Saudi Arabia from 1978-1980. This happened after their sudden move from Tehran when Khomeni attained power over the Shah. Looks like whenever there is a regime change in modern history a Strzok is lying in the shadows waiting.

We know Peter Strzok III, the man who sent those vile text messages about our President. The man who was biased and wanted to ensure a Clinton Presidency was raised in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Our source reveals how Strzok and his father both talked about Iran favorably and both accidentally reminisced about the rose water smell of the ju-jeh kebab by Shemiran Hill… something that disappeared after 1987 and only those who are old enough to remember can discuss.

Peter Strzok’s Persian is impeccable.

Our insider tells us that Peter Strzok III is the key Middle Eastern Intel operative for the Iranian airline Mahan Air’s purchase of United States government planes during the Obama administration from 2011 to 2013 (when Iran sanctions were in place). He handled the Iranian relations from start to finish. Just like his father did for Reagan and just like he’s been doing for years under cloak and dagger says the BLP insider.

Peter Strzok Sr. and of course John O. Brennan were involved with Iran. In fact, our source tells us that Strzok Sr. was involved in the Iran-Contra scheme that led to a six-month prison term for Reagan national security adviser John Poindexter. Back in the Eighties the government was just as corrupt as it is today and for some reason we keep giving weapons, planes, and planes full of money to Iran. Even Barack Hussein Obama sent money to Iran on a plane in his last year of office — $1.4 Billion worth. Just a few weeks ago, Iran demanded Germany send them 300,000 Euros in cash on a plane to them, and of course Angela Merkel complied. What’s the deal with Iran? Why are they so important?

Here is a clipping from the Wisconsin-based Leader-Telegram newspaper from 1979 in which Strzok Sr. describes his activities in Iran and expresses good will for the Ayatollah.

What were Strzok, Brennan, and Obama really doing? That is a very good question that maybe President Trump can get answered for us if a Summit with Iran can happen early this fall. One thing that is constant in modern history over the last five decades with anything involving Iran: There is a Peter Paul Strzok involved….
The BLP insider who’s worked with both Breannan and Strzok tells us that Strzok was never FBI he was part of the highest level of covert operatives, sliding into posts within the CIA or FBI to infiltrate, influence and observe. This is exactly what we saw with the Special Counsel appointment that resulted after a failed operation.

Peter Strzok Jr. was placed in the FBI to ensure a win for Hillary Clinton and buffer negative press (like the Weiner laptop case, which he covered up). That’s the real deal. Revealing Peter Strzok’s identity would have been a problem because it’s called unmasking but since he is in the limelight and out of the shadows it’s time to lay all the cards FACE up on the table for all to see who Peter Strzok really is.

Spooks feared him, but like our source they still maintain secrecy — simply connecting the dots of publicly and privately available information.

This needs to get more attention.

License to Lie

The CA had quite the headline this morning on the top of the masthead: “More Tennesseans are sporting Confederate flag license plates.” The story was referred to page 11A. (Not too hard to find in such a slim newspaper.)

That story is headlined: “Confederate flag license plates surge in TN.” It reads, “The number of Tennesseans now displaying Confederate battle flag license plates is higher than at any other point in the last decade, according to state data on the controversial specialty tags.”

This is the point where you’re supposed to let out a gasp, followed by a sigh as the implication is that Tennessee is becoming more and more racist.

Then you read that 2018 fiscal year saw the number 72% higher than at the end of the 2015 fiscal year.

Again, a gasp and a sigh.

Except, Republican Don Johnson, Director, Constituent Services & Community Relations for the governor, tweeted out the truth. He wrote, “The @TNSenateDems claim that the @BillHaslam admin is ‘collecting donations’ for the Sons of Confederate Veterans cause we sell SCV license plates as mandated by law. Who put that law in place you ask? Democrats Steve Cohen and Roy Herron. #ConfederateCohen #Hypocrisy”

He adds, “Source: 2002 Public Chapter 876 http://sharetngov.s3.amazonaws.com/sos/acts/102/pub/pc0876.pdf”

You won’t read that in the CA or have it brought up by Cohen, will you?

What If?

Supposing President Trump yesterday at the press conference had confronted Putin about election interference. Suppose he told him that Russia was behind it, that Putin was responsible and we would not tolerate any more of it.

That’s what the Left and Never Trumpers wanted him to say.

If he had, half of them would still be angry with him this morning.

Many would say that a world wide audience would not be the proper setting to castigate the Russian president. They would say that diplomacy would insist that these kinds of things be done behind closed doors. They would say that Trump threatened the peace of the world by being hyper confrontational.

Had he said something sternly to Putin, would that have made the slightest difference in what Putin would do anyhow? Would shaming keep Putin in line? Of course not!

The same people who tell Trump not to trust the Russians would say he still could not trust the Russians.

On Putin’s part, he would not have taken well to a public humiliation. Neither would the Russian people. Would we? Well, maybe the hateful Left would have lapped it up, but the general populace would not have liked it done to an American president.

So it wouldn’t have made the slightest difference. Should Putin have wanted to continue hacking or cyber interfering, he would have been even more likely to continue it.

We don’t know what went on behind doors at the Putin/Trump summit. Trump says much was accomplished. It probably was. It would all have been nullified had Trump issued stern warnings to the Russian leader.

It is better to get along than to antagonize. What don’t people get about that? You can still keep your eyes open.

As for our intelligence agencies, Trump was completely honest about their dishonest operations. Isn’t that what we want in a leader, the truth?

The whole response smells of a highly orchestrated effort. You can believe that they would have attacked had he done something else.

Too much of the old political world order is at stake for them. We can only expect more. Buckle up.

More Clown Antics

Steve Cohen can’t resist stepping in a pile. We saw that last week with his ridiculous desire to give disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok a Purple Heart.

With all the frenzy over President Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, our representative couldn’t resist jumping in as well. He tweeted, “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”

It appears he is calling for a coup or an insurrection.

Apparently he was responding to a tweet by Democratic Party activist Scott Dworkin who accused Trump of being a traitor who should resign, “BREAKING: Trump just said he trusted Putin over the American military and the American intelligence services, in the assessment of election interference. He absolutely needs to resign. What a complete and utter disgrace. Absolutely disgusting. What a traitor.”

He then covered his call by tweeting, “Talk about jumping to conclusions without talking to source. No coup called for . I seriously doubt anyone would use twitter to do .. one tweet if by land two if by sea…Wow”

Guess he didn’t want the Secret Service knocking at his door.
Interestingly, his bio on twitter reads, a “Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump”.
Lovely.

Today’s Kerfuffle

I heard the last bit of Trump and Putin’s news conference this morning. Seemed appropriate and fine.

Then I heard the crazies explode on TV, using terms like “disgraceful!” “disgusting!” from conservative people like Fox Business hosts.

Did they hear the same thing I did?

What did they expect to happen at a press conference? Does much ever happen at a press conference? It’s usually just a polite exchange of opinions. Rarely does any big news come out of one, especially when it’s a formal, first one such as Trump officially meeting Putin alone this time.

I agree that the U.S. has interfered in other countries’ elections. Obama blatantly tried to influence Canada’s prime minister election, Israel’s and Brexit, just to name a few. Obviously other countries will try to have an effect on ours. We’re the big guy, No. 1 in the world. They want someone who favors them.

But in our election have we ever found any more proof than a few facebook ads that the Russians interfered with? Didn’t Obama make fun of Trump before the election, saying that they couldn’t have much influence since our system is large and varied?

And, like Trump, I believe our intelligence community is not reliable. Does this make me unpatriotic?

Evidently, if you listen to CNN and Never Trumpers.

Wanting an unbiased opinion, I turned to Scott Adams, Dilbert creator and one of the few who was correct about Trump and the 2016 election. You can listen to him here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPJqkDVkabKb.

Don’t you find it an amazing coincidence, too, that all the anti Trump people immediately used the same terms in describing the news conference? Disgraceful and disgusting dotted the channels like so much popcorn put in pans simultaneously.

Probably these phrases were pre-determined and spread earlier for dissemination. We know the Left and the Dems do this through their networking.

In looking around conservative sites this afternoon, I see that most regular people – you know, we deplorables – are not offended or upset by what Trump said.

Do yourself a favor and skip the networks for a day or two. Another crisis will come along and be the next topic of outrage.

It’s what they live on.

CA Favors Harris in Blatant Bias

Today’s newspaper features stories on the two leading Shelby County mayoral candidates.

I can’t imagine how they could have produced a more bias, slanted coverage, except if they had drawn devil horns on David Lenoir’s photo while placing a halo on Democrat Lee Harris’.

Yes, it was that bad.

By the second graph on Lenoir, we are told his wife said he was “serially unfaithful, gambling illegally, and having a drinking and drug problem.” The only things missing were pornography and pedophilia. He and his wife were divorcing, we are told, and it was ugly.

By contrast, in the very first graph on Harris, we read, “The home? Spotless. Trousers? Hung on the appropriate hanger. The drapes? Closed at night. The car? Washed. And polished. This was Lee Harris’ upbringing.” What? No rescuing a puppy from a burning building?

It continues, his parents were “most concerned with discipline, character and focus.”

As we know, most people just read the first few paragraphs of a story. That’s why these descriptions were placed there and where the character assassination takes place.

While Lenoir is described as having a wakeup call about his life on 9/11, when his cousin died in the World Trade Center, the impact of this is probably negative. That he made up with his wife won’t register either among quick scanning readers. These things stick in the mind.

Harris, by contrast gets described as a Yale law grad with a stint at the London School of Economics, who wanted to “forego Manhattan’s $1 million salaries and come home to tackle Memphis’ enduring blight and poverty…Going to Wall Street is not a challenge,” Harris said.

Got that? While Lenoir was wrestling with demons, family problems and a mutual fund that died in 2006, Harris was getting a full scholarship to Yale, but thinking about the problems of Memphis. The virtue just drips from him.

The love fest for Harris continued throughout the story. After graduation from law school, Harris came back to work in Memphis where he joined a law firm, but “in terms of salary, shy of New York pay scales.”

After getting on the City Council, Harris and his Harvard educated wife teach at the U of M instead of working at a law firm, the CA says. “They happen to be the only two tenured black faculty, Harris said. He’ll step down if elected.” Then he’ll “focus on his agenda of poverty and blight.”

But they want you to know he’s humble, too. His car, a 2003 Toyota 4Runner has a “check engine light lit up for years on the dashboard and some 200,000 miles now showing on the odometer.
In other words, just like you, Mr. Hard Working Memphian.

“Pulling up in the driveway of his parents’ home, parking beside his mother’s Lexus, he knows they’ll fuss.

“They tell me, ‘Your car is all beat up and dusty. Why don’t you buy a new one?'” Harris said.
Puhleez! Enough of the virtue signalling.

Lenoir’s religious turnaround by contrast is used to make him look like a redneck Bible thumping gay hater. They reference that the Shelby Democrat Chairman Corey Strong called him “homophobic” which is “a reference to Lenoir’s time at Centurion, which sought to attract investors with a promise it would not support the gay and lesbian agenda.
“He literally put money together to try to work against the – quote, unquote – ‘gay agenda,’ Strong said then.”

In the rundown on Harris, I don’t remember them quoting Shelby GOP Chair Lee Mills making a negative remark about the Democrat candidate. Fair? No. It just plants in easily led peoples’ minds that now Lenoir is a hater, too.

Not being a homophobe is one of those issues that you may truthfully deny, but can’t prove. That’s where the bias comes in because the newspaper editors know you can’t prove a negative, but they can leave a lasting implication.

Even on the plus side for Lenoir there is a subtle criticism. “Lenoir collected delinquent taxes aggressively from others, part of the reason for this year’s roughly $16 million to $17 million surplus.”

So now he’s a meanie.

What they don’t want to tell you about Harris is that all his care about blight and poverty comes with a big price. He’s going to raise our taxes to cure that and our perpetually languishing schools, probably bigly. Nevermind that we’ve been paying lots and lots of taxes without seeing one iota of improvement in our school system or in the war on poverty.

This was really quite an effort at manipulating the vote.

Luckily, fewer and fewer Memphians read the rag. Many hopped off long before the latest complete embrace of all things left.

Lenoir is clearly the best candidate. He can expect more of this from the CA because he is.

Russia-gate in a Nutshell

The Conservative Treehouse blog has correctly evaluated the whole stupid Mueller investigation in a few paragraphs.

It’s a handy reference tool when any naive person or opponent brings it up.

Government officials within the DOJ and FBI conspired together with private political parties outside government to conduct intelligence gathering operations against their political opponents. You cannot get higher on the usurpation scale.

That illegally extracted opposition research was then laundered by design and passed back into the intelligence apparatus (DOJ/FBI) where it was weaponized -by gaining a Title-1 search warrant (Oct 21, 2016,)- to conduct active surveillance on everyone within a political campaign.

That weaponized surveillance, gained by the FISA authority, was then used as an “insurance policy” against the Trump campaign, President-elect Trump, and President Trump.

Actual, all encompassing surveillance – physical and electronic – of a sitting U.S. President, and every member of the administration and executive branch, until expiration of the fraudulently obtained FISA Title-1 surveillance warrant in October 2017.

Let that sink in.

THAT is what this entire Russia Collusion/Conspiracy narrative is intended to conceal and hide. That coup attempt is why the Mueller investigation exists.

Once Trump took office, someone had to take over the collection of the results from all of this ongoing surveillance; and simultaneously someone had to protect the underlying construct of how that surveillance was obtained. THAT is why Robert Mueller’s investigation was started.

The DOJ-NSD division, and the FBI counterintelligence division, were actively engaged in a plot to destroy, then overthrow, a sitting U.S. President. All of this Russia, Russia, Russia stuff is simply designed to hide and obfuscate this issue.

The real issue is will they get away with it?