It depends…

..on just how uncomfortable the truth is for certain people.

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? – The Intercept

MSNBC’s Paul Revere for all matters relating to the Kremlin take-over, Rachel Maddow, was indignant that this wasn’t told to us earlier and that we still aren’t getting all the details. “What we have now figured out,” Maddow gravely intoned as she showed the multi-colored maps she made, is that “Homeland Security knew at least by June that 21 states had been targeted by Russian hackers during the election. . .targeting their election infrastructure.”

They were one small step away from demanding that the election results be nullified, indulging the sentiment expressed by #Resistance icon Carl Reiner the other day: “Is there anything more exciting that [sic] the possibility of Trump’s election being invalidated & Hillary rightfully installed as our President?”

So what was wrong with this story? Just one small thing: it was false. The story began to fall apart yesterday when Associated Press reported that Wisconsin – one of the states included in the original report that, for obvious reasons, caused the most excitement – did not, in fact, have its election systems targeted by Russian hackers.

There are thousands of people on Twitter with Trump derangement syndrome that still believe this story is true.  I’m almost sympathetic since the AP was once a reasonably reputable outfit, but is now nothing more than another propaganda mouthpiece.

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The Decision Makers Have Been Informed.

Decision Makers Have Been Informed Of Evidence Against Russia Hack – Disobedient Media

Adam Carter has published a new article which states that important authorities including Robert Mueller and Jeff Sessions have been personally informed of the latest information debunking the Russian Hacking narrative. Pretended ignorance on the matter would be unacceptable.

Disobedient Media has previously reported on the extensive work conducted by the independent analyst known as Adam Carter. For months, Carter has been on the forefront of debunking the Russian hacking narrative by dismantling the Guccifer 2.0 persona and its contradictory claims. Carter’s work has been instrumental in creating the impetus and grounds for the analysis of the Forensicator, and in corroborating the efforts of Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity (VIPS).

Carter published a new article earlier today, which indicated that authorities including Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod. J. Rosenstein have been informed of the latest findings and evidence which may dismantle the Russian hacking narrative by VIPS associate Skip Folden.

Adam Carter has posted about this directly at this link.

The Russian hacking theory is a fraud and all proof supports that statement.  Employees of the DNC, disgusted by the corruption leaked this data.

Fear that justice won’t be done.

FBI Fear Awan Case Was Cleverly Rigged To Protect Obama, Lynch, Holder, Wasserman, Congressional Dems – True Pundit

The fix was in to protect Justice Department officials as high up as the US Attorney General even before the Awan investigation started, FBI veterans with knowledge of the case now fear.

And so far President Barack Obama, who appointed the US Attorney in the District of Columbia who is slow walking the case, has proven insulated too from an investigation now on the fringes of exposing espionage and blackmail of Democratic members of Congress.

The US Attorney in DC is Channing Phillips, who worked for Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder in key roles during their tenures as US Attorney General. Phillips was appointed by Obama shortly before the Awan grand jury convened. The confirmation of Phillips’ replacement nominated by President Donald Trump has been stalled by Sen. Chuck Schumer for eight months.

The explosive Awan case could also possibly implicate Obama as well as former attorneys general Holder and Lynch. Those tenets have not been lost on veteran federal agents with knowledge of the evidence unfolding in this complicated case against a family of alleged Pakistani IT gurus linked to dozens of Congressional Democrats, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“He (Phillips) could be protecting Holder, Lynch and Obama depending how deep this mess is,” a FBI insider said. “He may have been appointed for the sole purpose of quashing this case.”

FBI agents feel they have amassed crucial evidence to expand the Awan case into a wider investigation of possible espionage and blackmail but the Bureau is getting push back from the US Attorney’s Office in D.C., federal sources confirmed.

As I have said before:  This is the biggest case of espionage in the history of our Republic and it went all the way to the top.

Why did Trump get involved in the NFL controversey?

Was it just a “foolish” off the cuff remark as some allege?  Hardly.   This was a carefully planned and calculated remark and it was by no means foolish.  Cynical perhaps, but most assuredly not foolish.

But let’s back up.  This all started last year when the middling quarterback of the San Francisco 49’ers, Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the national anthem.  When asked why he kneeled he responded with:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder”

At the time I was bothered by his methods, but sympathetic to his stated concerns.  There is a serious violence problem with a minority of police officers in this country.  Although statistically that violence is directed more at whites than blacks.  But regardless, I understood why he was upset despite my distaste for his method.

Then Colin wore police/pig socks in practice.  Then he expressed his admiration for tyrants by wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt.  Subsequent interviews showed Kaepernick poorly articulating his positions, indicating a poor grasp of the very issues he was trying to bring attention to.  Then it came out that Kaepernick had starting dating a muslim woman a month before he kneeled for the anthem.  Needless to say, I dismissed Kaepernick, who was raised by white middle-class parents, as nothing more than a soft-headed fool and provocateur and a symptom of a President who played identity politics for eight years.

In the past year, other players have followed suit.  The subject has continued to be one of conversation on popular football websites with the majority of people expressing anything from agitation to outrage at players kneeling for the national anthem.  Defenders have responded by labeling those critical as overly sensitive, ignorant to the plight of black America or just outright racist.  They have (wrongly) argued that this is a 1st amendment issue despite no one arguing that the players do not have a right to kneel for the anthem.  This has gone on for 13 months, so this issue isn’t new.  It was not created last weekend by the President’s comments.   This tension  has been building and smoldering below the surface for a year and it is the consequence of eight years of identity politics played by Barack Hussein Obama.   Donald Trump simply chose to bring that tension and cultural warfare to the surface by tossing a Molotov.

A culture war was started eight years ago and Trump decided it was finally time to counter attack.

So at a rally last Friday, Donald Trump mentioned how he would like to see an NFL owner responding to a player kneeling for the anthem respond by saying “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now.  Out.  He’s fired!”.   Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL who has fought mightily to avoid taking a stand on this issue for the past year foolishly took the bait and made an enormous unforced error.   His response:

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Predictably, over two hundred players kneeled or didn’t even leave the locker room in response to the President’s comments.  The Ravens and Jaguars played a game at London’s Wembley Stadium and chose to dishonor the U.S. flag on foreign soil.  Yet they stood for God Save the Queen, an anthem that was playing when most of Africa was placed under British colonial rule.  Not that any of these fucking meat heads would know it.  Football fans were largely outraged.  Military and ex-military were furious.  Barbs were exchanged on social media.  Trump was accused of politicizing the sport, a statement that borders on the absurd for anyone who has followed the NFL.  This is a league that tries to control every word and every action on the part of the players, but that was now freely encouraging its players to be political because PC culture prevents the owners or commissioner for disciplining their players.  Make no mistake, the NFL chose to be political.  Their hand was not forced.

Supporters of the players bemoan the fact that the original message has now been lost when the reality is that the vast majority of these players never knew the message in the first place.  It was simply an opportunity to politicize an event, a chance to pretend they’re doing something for their communities when the sad reality is that 99.9% of these rich young men do nothing for their communities.  Perhaps the worst part is that I suspect none of the kneeling players understand why their kneeling is so offensive to many.  But perhaps the worst part is that many of these players have a level of recognition in their local cities where they could have simply called for a press conference or shown up to a rally to discuss their concerns over police violence and make a call to action.  The media would have happily given them attention and millions would have heard the message.  But they didn’t, because their outrage is phony.  They are nothing but lazy provocateurs.

So why did Trump do what he did?  For two reasons:

  1. A counter attack had to be made in the culture war.  The Left has threatened to destroy all of the social progress that’s been made in the last several decades by playing identity politics.  They have carved up the populace into personalized minority causes.  They have co-opted the language and culture.  Everyone is either the oppressed or the oppressor and the culture changes must be accepted by the latter because, well, you know, those oppressors are bad people.  And in the process, the Left hopes to band all those oppressed groups into one big voting bloc that will reliably keep them in power, despite the fortunes of the oppressed getting worse and worse.  The Left doesn’t have to actually do anything for these people, they just have to pretend that they care.
  2. Keeping his base pissed off and in his corner.  Trump is going to need two terms to put a serious dent in the deep state.  On a micro level, he’s going to need the support of a very enthusiastic and pissed off base to help pressure establishment Republicans into supporting him and to pressure the DOJ to hand out indictments to the criminals of the previous administration.   As I’ve said many times before, Trump is an independent without puppet strings, the most dangerous kind of enemy to the deep state.  The onslaught he has faced so far will never end and without a strong, energized base to counteract the malice from the establishment, he will not be able to save this country.

So if you’re still with me, a gold star for you.  Trump is playing brilliant politics here.  He’s exposing the politics in American institutions that should be apolitical and setting off a culture war to make them apolitical again.  In the process, he’s keeping his base strong, enthusiastic and pissed off.  He’s bringing a powerful organization like the NFL to a heel and heel they will.  Ratings are already down significantly this year, in no small part as a response to Kaepernick and his peers.  When revenues shrink even further, the NFL will return to being apolitical.  He’s also saving one of the few things that still binds us all together, and that’s respect for the flag.

Respect for the flag doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to the terrible actions committed by the U.S. government or its people in the past, it’s about honoring the ideals that bring out the very best in us and the people that died for those ideals.  That’s one thing we should all be able to agree upon.

Damn right, Roger

Roger Stone, friend of Donald Trump was finally given the opportunity to testify in front of the House Committee that’s investing Donald Trump for being a Russian super-agent.   Stone has been requesting to testify for months and he was finally summoned.

Stone also requested that the proceedings be made public and was denied.  Not exactly the actions of a man with something to hide.

He posted a video today of his prepared statement that was given to the House Committee later on:

Our fragile Democracy.

Rachel Maddow, nice young man that he is was very, very upset a few weeks ago about those darn Russians buying ads on Facebook!  Can you believe this?

Oh wait, they have Facebook in Russia.  Oh wait, there’s nothing illegal about Russia buying ads.  Rachel, nice guy that he is, doesn’t think to mention this.

So now the contents of the ads are leaking.

Leaked Descriptions Of Infamous “Russia Ads” Derail Collusion Narrative “They Showed Support For Clinton” – ZeroHedge

Who knew that our Democracy was so fragile that a hundred grand worth of web ads could alter the course of history.

The reality is that Trump won in an electoral landslide and if it weren’t for multiple states being stolen by now proven illegal voting, it would have been an overwhelming electoral and popular defeat for Hillary Clinton.    This was disappointing to the Kremlin because why would they want the wild card (Trump) instead of the bitch they already owned?

Duh

MSNBC Admits Media Covers Trump Tweets Instead Of His Actual Policy Victories – Daily Caller

Honestly, even supporters of this President aren’t aware of many of his accomplishments.  So many of the websites dedicated to reporting actual news have been on the defensive and consequently allocating their resources to deconstruct all of the attacks on the man.

Trump has quietly done absolutely brilliant work with the Chinese.  His low-key work with the military to actually kill terrorist groups (rather than fund them like previous Presidents) has been even less noticed and reported.

From the article:

MSNBC host Ali Velshi said Friday that the media will not talk about President Trump’s recent policy successes on North Korea “because there’s a tweet.”

Daily Beast columnist Gordon Chang appeared as a guest on “MSNBC Live,” declaring that “Trump had a very good day yesterday with the sanctions.”

“He got the Chinese, for instance, to order banks not to do business with North Korea. This is a critical story, and yet we don’t talk about it as much because of this tweet,” Chang continued.

Velshi agreed.