Friday, July 28, 2017

How Deep Does "Awangate" Go?


For John, BLUFThis would be an awkward time to start another Special Counsel, drilling in the opposite direction.  But…  Nothing to see here; just move along.



This is from PJ Media, by Writer Roger L Simon, Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

This is about former House Democratic Party IT person Imran Awan.  The Wikipedia Article takes the approach of his defense attorney, this is all about nothing.

However, Mr Roger Simon disagrees.  A few paragraphs down his article we have these two paragraphs:

For years, Imran Awan had access to the secret data and correspondence of many House committees, including foreign affairs.  What did he do with it?  As I said, that's the worst case scenario (I guess).  But I don't want to bury my own lede in a welter of ledes, so here it is:

Jeff Sessions should immediately appoint a special counsel in this case whose tentacles are so vast they reach the highest levels of our government.  The FBI, working unsupervised, has already been tainted by its heavily-criticized investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails, an investigation that actually may turn out to be related to this one.  It cannot be trusted to do this by themselves.  We need a special counsel.

And don't forget "the mysterious death of Seth Rich". Sure, all the conspiracy theories have been "debunked", but now might be a good time to dust them off and maybe add the Pakistani ISI to the mix.

When the ISI is involved one can never be sure who is being betrayed.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Engage


For John, BLUFThe show with the most integration spawns racism.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



This is from the Blog Tech Dirt and Reporter Timothy Geigner, on Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

This is from the resistance-is-futile dept.

The Manitoba license plate reads ASIMIL8.

Here is an excerpt lifted from the article:

If you've existed at all in the modern day political climate you'll understand how some people who are—rightfully—sensitive to the rise of normalized racism, saw [Nick] Troller's plate as problematic.  Seeing the plate as a problem some people complained and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) told Troller he had to get rid of it.  Troller has since relented to the pressure and gotten rid of the plate for one that says "COLECTV"—the plate still has the bracket sporting the "resistance is futile" saying.

Now, in this hyper-partisan time where everyone is either a racist or an SJW and we all hate each other with the burning passion of eight [pissed off] unhappy suns, it's no wonder that Troller's license plate has become an issue and that people on both sides have seized upon it.  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is known for taking people to court for denying anti-abortion activists a voice and other free speech issues, now—after advocating for Troller initially—may be taking the case to court.

And there you are.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Something is Rotten in DC


For John, BLUFWas DWS Hacked by Everybody?  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This blurb was posted at InstaPundit this morning (27 July 2017) by Mr Ed Driscoll:
JOURNALISM IS ABOUT COVERING IMPORTANT STORIES. WITH A PILLOW, UNTIL THEY STOP MOVING:  Total CNN and MSNBC Blackout of Arrest of IT Guy Continues; Print Media Mentions the Story — with Hilarious Understatement.

Just think of the media as Democrat operatives with lavalieres, and it all makes sense.

The Link is to The Ace of Spades.

A Link from The Ace of Spades to The Daily Caller provides this information:

Chris Gowen, Imran Awan’s lawyer, is a long-time campaigner for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a member of an attorney team that brought a fraudulent lawsuit against energy giant Chevron.

Politico reported the criminal probe concerned “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.”

Gowen described Awan’s arrest as “clearly a right-wing media-driven prosecution by a United States Attorney’s Office that wants to prosecute people for working while Muslim.”

His official bio on the firm’s web site notes that he “left the Public Defender’s office to work for former President William Jefferson Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Chris was a fact checker for President Clinton’s memoir, My Life.”

“He also served as a traveling aid for President Clinton’s national and international trips. Chris finished his tenure with the Clintons by directing the advance operations for then-Senator Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign.”

Is the Trump/Russia meme just a classic example of misdirection, of maskirovka?  That would be the ultimate Russian Hack.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  The Pillow reference is to a Tweet by the Iowa Hawk, Mr Dave Burge, back on 9 May 2013.

Foreign Influence in the Corridors of Power


For John, BLUFThe Democrats should have left the Russia thing alone, when they had the chance  This could slip out of control  Their only hope is the Mainstream Media.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




Posted on The Powerline Blog by Mr Paul Mirengoff, on 26 July 2017.

No, this isn't about the extended Trump Family and campaign staff and Russia.

No, this is about Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at one time the head of the Democratic National Committee, right up until the 2016 Convention.  And it is about a group of Pakistani IT experts who were running the computer systems for Ms Schultz and other Democrats in Congress.

And, about how DWS has given possible foreign agents access to information that they could then use to blackmail Members of Congress and others.  In the article these is a strong running from Mr Awan to Hezbollah.  That doesn't sound good.

Maybe we should appoint a special prosecutor?  Not likely, though, given that Mr Awan was arrested for fraud unrelated to what was going on on Capitol Hill.  Why was that?  Is the Deep Government covering up this obvious penetration of our Government by a foreign government or non-governmental actor?

Here is how the Powerline Post ends:

Clearly, I’ve entered the realm of speculation.  But if the mainstream media is going to speculate endlessly about President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia, shouldn’t it also be speculating about the Awan connection?  And if Trump is to be investigated endlessly by the government, shouldn’t the Awan connection be investigated, as well?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Rep Scalise to Rehab


For John, BLUFIt seems it was touch and go for a while.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From the Blog of fellow New Englander Neo-NeoCon, yesterday, 26 July 2017.

I had missed this good news with regard to Congressman Steve Scalise.

I would like to say that I spent five weeks in Belleville this Summer, starting before the shooting and extending beyond.  The folks of St Clair County, Illinois are a wonderful cross section of the American population, the shooter excepted.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mitt, Enjoy Yourself


For John, BLUFI'm with Treacher.  And I would like to know about Senator E Warren's brilliant plan to break the logjam and fix healthcare.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This is from The Daily Caller and Blogger Jim Treacher, today, 26 July 2017.

America had a chance to elect Mitt Romney, and we blew it.  Back in 2012 he warned us about Putin, and a lot of other problems we’re facing in 2017, but we just laughed at him.  He tried to serve his country, and he was excoriated.  He was mocked for hiring women, because he said he had binders full of their files.  (To this day, nobody has ever been able to explain why that was bad.)  Hell, he was even accused of giving people cancer.  We treated a good, honorable man like dirt.  He doesn’t owe us a thing.

Or… does he?  Danny McDonald, Boston Globe:

While the Senate debated health care, Mitt Romney was waterskiing

It’s been a contentious week in Washington…

One Republican who appears to be unbothered by all the political tumult?  That would be Mitt Romney.

The former Massachusetts governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate looked quite carefree while showing off his waterskiing skills earlier this week.

What DOES Governor Mitt Romney owe us?

Better, what do we owe him?  And President Obama owes at least an apology over Russia.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

Richard Dawkins Now Outside the Circle


For John, BLUFMaybe the Progressives will continue to define and refine what is acceptable so that in the end only that pseudo-Sonderkommando, George Soros, will be left standing.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This was posted yesterday, 25 July 2017, by Ms Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, at DaTechGuy blog.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff