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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Deep State striking back

It's hard to know how much of this is genuine and how much is political smokescreen. But at this point, I'm a little surprised Trump hasn't simply fired Mueller, Rosenstein, and everyone else who is part of, or playing along with, the legal charade:
President Donald Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, multiple people familiar with the discussions tell CNN, a move that has gained urgency following the raid of the office of the President's personal lawyer.

Such an action could potentially further Trump's goal of trying to put greater limits on special counsel Robert Mueller.

This is one of several options -- including going so far as to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- Trump is weighing in the aftermath of the FBI's decision Monday to raid the office of Michael Cohen, the President's personal lawyer and longtime confidant. Officials say if Trump acts, Rosenstein is his most likely target, but it's unclear whether even such a dramatic firing like this would be enough to satisfy the President.

Trump has long been angry at top Justice Department officials, who he feels have not done enough to protect him from Mueller's ongoing probe. But two sources said the raid could mark a tipping point that would prompt the President to take more aggressive action against the special counsel.

Firing Mueller could throw Trump's presidency into crisis and not all of Trump's legal advisers are on board. One source said Rosenstein wouldn't be fired.

But some of Trump's legal advisers are telling him they now have a stronger case against Rosenstein. They believe Rosenstein crossed the line in what he can and cannot pursue. And they consider him conflicted since he is a potential witness in the special counsel's investigation because he wrote the memo that justified firing former FBI Director James Comey. The legal advisers also believe they have successfully argued to the American public that the FBI is tainted and think they can make the same case against Rosenstein.

A senior administration official said the White House has been discussing potential options with key congressional Republican leaders, fearful of "blindsiding them." A person familiar with the conversations says a top congressional Republican advised the White House not to fire Rosenstein.
What a surprise that the do-nothing Republican leaders are fearful and advise doing nothing. That's like saying that a fish recommends water. But President Trump not only has the legal authority to fire these jokers, thanks to Obama, he also has the legal authority to declare them enemies of the state and order drone strikes on them.

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Blogger Raging Papist April 11, 2018 4:12 AM  

Something has to happen. The Muller situation crossed the tipping point long ago. Its not going to end without Trump's impeachment--its purpose from the beginning. At this point, firing Muller will just make the deep-state and Leftists howl and snarl, but they were going to do that anyway. To not do anything just lets the "investigation" bleed the administration. Arrest the traitors! There was never anything that Trump could have done to get the Left or cucks on his side, and he should have known that ages ago. People need to see a serious strike against the deep-state, especially with the absurdity going down in Syria. Where is the winning?

Blogger Edgar Abbey April 11, 2018 4:18 AM  

The Democrats are terrified at the reaction of their base if Mueller closes up shop and exonerates Trump... Antifa, BLM, and pussy hats rioting in the streets. The raid was intended to bait Trump into firing Mueller, so he can close up shop and maintain the fiction that Trump did something illegal.

Blogger LP999-16 April 11, 2018 4:34 AM  

Sessions must go as well (including Bolton along with May and their war erotica funding trillions of dollars to the unknown promoters of wars at any cost loving carnage), Sessions knew by removing himself from the matter RStein would not fire Mueller. Correct?

Comey's boomer loser book is coming out and really all 4 of the named need to retire let alone disclose what their true intentions are for American's on Main St let alone the DOD and DOJ along with the FBI/CIA is against this POTUS, again for nothing.

Jail for heretics. The party the POTUS assigned himself to won't even defend him, meaning the repubs.

Impeach the POTUS, the alt MPAI(F) left gets Pence.

The republicans or deep state, whatever, are against this POTUS for no good reason. Some have called or predict an alleged blue wave of disgust in 2018. I dont know but WV is tossing out all the losers.

The offline cable tv/local news feeds of tv watchers note the Russia matter failed, paying some whore off isn't a crime or an issue, NDA's, all soft filler news for the depraved. The lunatic left shut up about Russia to shift back towards Syria's false flag to other babbling about Facbok before congress.

Blogger Deo Volente April 11, 2018 4:37 AM  

This political theatre is growing tiresome. It need to reach a climax and a resolution quickly. Who are the good guys, who are the bad actors, and who are the double agents. The world wants to know.

Blogger LP999-16 April 11, 2018 4:38 AM  

Desperate Mueller has found nothing after over a year of wasting our tax dollars, a war against the POTUS is felled, failed.

The deep state is disgusting.

Blogger The Kurgan April 11, 2018 4:38 AM  

I think drone strikes on them would actually be a real winner.
Especially with mass arrests of all the democrats and clintonistas and pedostas involved in rape, murder and business as usual.
Let civil war 2.0 begin with renditions to gitmo and drone strikes that include all Soros family members.
It would be bloody. But only for about a month, after which sanity would begin to return to the world.

Blogger weka April 11, 2018 5:11 AM  

@1. Arrest the traitors: better still incarcerate them in Guantanamo and / or hang them in Leavenworth.

Never do an enemy a small injury.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd April 11, 2018 5:23 AM  

So all of this in the wake of the supposed gas attack.
They are so brazen. They've overplayed their hands before, to their own detriment. This time should be cataclysmic for them, once the GE outmaneuvers and smashes them.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd April 11, 2018 5:26 AM  

Surely incompetence at that level should be a crime.
If an investigator has zero leads after six months, in a case like this, that should mean it is time to move on. Disgusting how they seem to have no time limit.

Sick of seeing Mueller's face. It's fit only for dartboards.

Blogger Aeoli April 11, 2018 5:35 AM  

But President Trump not only has the legal authority to fire these jokers, thanks to Obama, he also has the legal authority to declare them enemies of the state and order drone strikes on them.

Lol, sweep the leg Vox.

Blogger LP999-16 April 11, 2018 5:37 AM  

Also disgusting is how Sessions allowed or was ok with the Cohen raid, Mueller-Mauler of lies as the FBI CIA is unlawfully flipping through protected talks between atty-client privilege, where is the outcry, the defense for POTUS Trump?

It has been silenced via algorithms, I hope this must lead to a 2020 Trumpslide, I reject this petty rhetoric of the left stating the POTUS will be impeached.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore April 11, 2018 5:41 AM  

Too many weird yet substantive connections between Manafort, Tony Podesta, the Clintons, and some Ukranian dude named Deripaska for me to start trippin'.

Then there is the Syrian thingy. Not concerned about that only because it appears that MbS and the GCC appear to be handling that situation.

And the upcoming report from IG Horowitz. I saw a committee hearing exchange between FBI Director Wray and Rep. DeSantis in which three things were suggested: 1) someone has those Hillary emails via some device which I cannot name, 2) the Tarmac meeting may have been monitored (Q might have been right), and 3) Horowitz's report may include the Tarmac meeting. Here is this exchange courtesy of PBS Newshour. Go to 2:23:10 for this exchange.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtdKiiLVro

Blogger Uncle John's Band April 11, 2018 6:14 AM  

Others have pointed out that the magnitude of the corruption is so great that the public needs to be adequately prepared. Likewise, the need to fire up the MAGA base. The latest news cycle is doing those things. But who knows? If this is the case, the tactical thing to do is not blunt the outrage with counternarratives. It is frustrating, but until things are clearer, I am largely sitting this one out.

One thing that is interesting is how the media and their "sources" have suddenly become reliable. Way too many people who should know better by now are dancing for the narrative.

Blogger Skyler the Weird April 11, 2018 6:31 AM  

Isn't this the John Doe raids on Scott Walker's allies in Wisconsin by Democrats in law enforcement writ large at a Federal level? No one involved paid a price for doing it but Trump is not a Republican so this will backfire.

Blogger Nathan April 11, 2018 6:32 AM  

Way too many cucks are making the same narrative arguments that they made for the FISA warrants. Jonah Goldberg actually wrote that since a judge signed off on the raid, there must be something to it. As if that's not the EXACT SAME argument they made for the FISA court warrants a few months ago. As if we're just not supposed to remember that any of that happened.

Blogger Nathan April 11, 2018 6:35 AM  

Nobody has EVER been able to explain to me how Wisconsin's John Doe proceedings aren't a blatant violation of the confrontation clause of the sixth amendment.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 11, 2018 6:44 AM  

Congress is threatening and blustering,especially the collection of traitors known as the US Senate.

If he calls their bluff and fires everyone, what happens?

Blogger Rick April 11, 2018 6:50 AM  

Maybe Cohen wanted his place to be raided.
Maybe there was bait inside.
Maybe there’s video of it.
Remember, these people are stupid.
Remember, the GE gives different info to different people to determine who is the leaker. TGE, said so very early in the presidency. I suspect hardly anyone noticed when he said that.

Blogger Anchorman April 11, 2018 6:55 AM  

The GOP backing Mueller is sending another signal.

The GOP is deliberately playing to lose Congress. They can easily use a "rally around the president" to energize GOP voters for the midterms.

They are deliberately avoiding that simple campaign booster and giving the momentum to Dems.

Blogger Robert Browning April 11, 2018 7:00 AM  

Trumps lawyers office would not have been searched had Trump agreed to bomb the crap out of Syria. Trump is refusing to do the Jews bidding. Trump is refusing to kill for the Jews. And Trumps best option is to back down and fully withdraw from Syria and the mideast for the good of America and the world.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2018 7:04 AM  

Don't fire him. Arrest both him and Comey for criminal perjury. They lied to the FISA court when they signed off on the warrant request based on the dossier.

Do the same with everyone else involved in the process. Fire anyone remaining who had anything to do with the investigation and hasn't agreed to testify against their superiors.

Then assemble a complete new team of outsiders and go after the Clinton Foundation, Obama, and the DNC.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore April 11, 2018 7:15 AM  

The God Emperor just Tweeted this:

"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

It's too difficult to get crazy over this. When the Syria gassing thing happened the only American military response was an unsupported claim that cruise missiles were launched. There was video footage of something that looked like a missile but no reports of any strikes other than those of Israel.

Once again, I said that I'm not trippin' over this. Trump's policies appear, at times, to be a giant counter-intelligence operation. His latest Tweet leaves me wondering. What is he up to this time?

Blogger Avalanche April 11, 2018 7:17 AM  

@4 "It need to reach a climax"

I don't understand why President Trump doesn't say:

"Mueller, you have 30 more days" --(and Trump should also tell US how many millions of dollars and how many staff he has wasted for exactly how many months! Make it REAL for the taxpayers -- and for Judicial Watch who has been suing for that info!) -- "FIND something or end it!

"You've ONLY come up with indictments of some foreigners, and you have forced a couple of pleadings (including a tax matter from Manafort in no way related to the election) and the honorable General Flynn who is now retracting because your "investigation" of him turned out to be corrupt! ENOUGH fishing - if you have only been able to find minor unrelated matters, then either you're too incompetent for the job -- OR THERE IS NOTHING THERE! 30 days, wrap it up! You're wasting time and money!"

(I don't know why he didn't put a deadline on it months and months ago!)

Blogger Crew April 11, 2018 7:18 AM  

It really begins to look like WWE!

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume April 11, 2018 7:20 AM  

I've been giving the dudes at Conservative Treehouse credit. I thought that Trump had a trap laid (and maybe he does; it would be awesome if the Cohen Raid turns up something inconvenient for Meuller).

But, as time goes on, trap or no trap, death by a thousand cuts is looking for likely:

What is worse? To bleed to death over two years of leaks, counter-leaks all while all mass info is massaged by Fake News?

Or to just strike, acctept the gigantic loss of blood because you have prepared for it and make heads roll.

The President should issue Pardons in advance for everyone screwed by Meuller. Then fire Meuller, Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray, and whover else needs their heads to roll.


If they are going to paint you as a monster regardless, be a monster: Crush them.

Blogger MickDundee April 11, 2018 7:30 AM  

The (((Republican Party))) is backing Mueller...
http://www.newsweek.com/republican-and-democrat-senators-move-shield-mueller-trump-firing-880205

The (((GOP))) is also pressuring Trump to start a war with Russia in Syria...

If you ever voted for a Republican (other than for Trump) then the blood is on YOUR hands.

Blogger Shane Sullivan April 11, 2018 7:31 AM  

@22 You can tell that deep down neither Trump nor Putin want this war, but neither can afford to look weak, so they circle like two silverbacks and chest thump.

Blogger Rick April 11, 2018 7:36 AM  

Maybe there was no raid.
I’ve seen one photo “of it” and there was no credit given. It was indistinguishable from a stock photo.
Is it illegal to pretend there was a raid? Or to lie to the “press”?
I don’t think so.

Blogger Avalanche April 11, 2018 7:44 AM  

@26 "If you ever voted for a Republican (other than for Trump) then the blood is on YOUR hands."

First time ever voting for a "Repub"; first time in 26 years voting at all! (On the theory that: "I never vote, it only encourages them!")

I WANT blood on my hands! I want the God Emperor to begin ACTING like one! I want him to ride in on his dragon, with fire and firings, and begin DOING what we elected him for!

I'm not tired of winning, but I'm sure tired of SMALL wins! Where is the absolute-and-immediate END of chain migration, lottery imvaders, and anchor babies? And why the HELL are "we" still flying damned illegals into (and then all over) the country instead of right straight back to their home countries?! Our planes, our pilots: THEY MUST GO BACK!

Geez! Bring back Darth Bannon and let HIM help prioritize (and then enact) programs and actions! The current 'flock' (cause it sure ain't no "wolf pack"! It's a flock of damned birdbrains! Well -- and traitors!) is interfering with Trump's forward movements!

I want him to start taking forceful actions -- there are going to be riots and burnings ANYWAY, no matter what he does -- so, let's get the right things underway! The BEST way to convince the left to STOP -- is to STOP THEM!

Blogger Howard Stone April 11, 2018 7:44 AM  

Trump 2020

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 11, 2018 7:49 AM  

Rick,

That's a salient point, was the raid faked? Nothing is beyond the realm of possibility. I don't buy the Mueller double agent theory, though.

Blogger Rick April 11, 2018 7:58 AM  

I don’t think Mueller needs to be in on it.
Also, if you are going to trick the tricksters, you better not use their tricks. You better use better ones.
To me, this “raid” works for GE. The left and the media pounce on it like carrion. Keeps them occupied. Trump loves to live rent free in their brains.
Same for Stormy Daniels. They love that shiny thing.
Mean while, MAGA soldiers-on.

OpenID zhukovg April 11, 2018 7:58 AM  

At this point I still give even money to Mueller being the GE's man.

What is true? What is kabuki?

The GE's war with the Deep State makes 'Game of Thrones' look like a squabble in a Baptist Sunday School committee (not that some of those can't get right vicious).

--ZhukovG

Blogger Longtime Lurker April 11, 2018 8:03 AM  

Is Trump going to fire Mueller before we hit Syria? Or afterward? BTW, New Moon arrives on the 16th, an obvious time for airstrikes.

Blogger Peter Gent April 11, 2018 8:03 AM  

It seems that a frustration is building that is coalescing around a fight fire with fire desire that argues to use the devil's weapons to fight the devil, to as Thomas Moore's son-in-law argues in the wonderful movie "A Man for All Seasons" to knock down every impediment that prohibits the pursuit of the devil. Moore disagreed.

I stand with Moore. If Christianity is the real strength behind Western Civilization and by default this country, then its imperatives must be the real strength of our fight, including our tactics and individual actions.

It is not without import that J.R. Tolkien made the destruction of the Ring of Power the key element undergirding the Lord of Rings story line. While all other actions were necessary by the heroes involved, not using the power of the ring, because of its innate corruptibility, was paramount to succeeding against the darkness. The dark power had to be destroyed, not used against the darkness, for in the end that always fails.

The real question, if indeed we accept the Christian underpinnings of what we would preserve, is...what are the weapons of our warfare? Yes, we need heroes and there will be conventional battles with the weapons of state and law and governance, but those are doomed to failure without the real source of power that undergirds it all being properly exercised.

I would argue that the true hope for this country and Western Civilization, if the Lord decides to tarry and this is not the time of the end, is revival, because classic revival is the only thing that has effectively driven back the power of darkness. Many historians agree that the Wesleyan revival saved England from the scourge that the French revolution became. Some argue that the Great Awakening set the stage for the American Revolution. While we need good men at the battlements and watchmen on the walls, we desperately need prayer warriors, for every revival has been undergirded with the foundation of intercession.

I would argue prayer is the most significant weapon in the battle right now as evil rages at those standing against it. The most effective support the front line troops in this battle can get is for those who have the training and ability to enter into intercessory prayer to storm the gates of hell with the power of their petitions, to lay waste to the spiritual stronghold supporting the enemy with the power of their intercession. Anything else is doomed to failure.

If you are a prayer warrior, it is time to enter the fight with absolutely everything you have.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 11, 2018 8:06 AM  

"What is worse? To bleed to death over two years of leaks, counter-leaks all while all mass info is massaged by Fake News?"

As Rasmussen still has Trump as popular as Obama eight years ago, I'd say that is failing too.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2018 8:12 AM  

Everyone bitches about Sessions recusing himself (which was required by regulations)... but Rosenstein... a Trump appointee by the way... is the one that started this bullshit.

If we want to learn the real lessons from this... they go all the way back to the transistion... when Governor McFatty had done tons of work setting up the transition... and Trump let Jared fire him. They through all of the work he did. And looking back from then on the transition was a complete joke. to put it in perspective... if Trump's transition had done what Obama's had a done... and what Dubya's had done... the deep state would've already been mostly gutted.

Tranisition teams gut the government. That's what they do. You throw everyone out... and bring in your own people.

Trump's team didn't do nearly enough of that... and the people they brought in.. were people like Rosenstein... who apparently were primarily interested in screwing Donald Trump.

Blogger Johnny April 11, 2018 8:24 AM  

>>The (((GOP))) is also pressuring Trump to start a war with Russia in Syria...

Another major player that could be a part of this is Saudi Arabia.

>>"If you ever voted for a Republican (other than for Trump) then the blood is on YOUR hands."

If you want to take that atitude you could say if you have ever voted for anybody...
And now even more disgraceful than usual.

In terms of timing, Trump could be close to a deal with North Korea and that would give him more clout in dealing with the Deep State. So, maybe he wants stuff on hold until that plays out one way or another.

>>Trump's transition had done what Obama's had a done... and what Dubya's had done... the deep state would've already been mostly gutted.

Trump's problem maybe no real connection with the Deep State, no core of people he can just hire for starters.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2018 8:27 AM  

Peter Gent wrote:argues to use the devil's weapons to fight the devil, to ... knock down every impediment that prohibits the pursuit of the devil.
...
If Christianity is the real strength behind Western Civilization and by default this country, then its imperatives must be the real strength of our fight, including our tactics and individual actions.


If that is an argument for not using the Lefts tactics against them, because they might then be used against us, you're being silly - they are already being used against us, and will continue to be used against us, until we utterly destroy the left.

Peter Gent wrote:It is not without import that J.R. Tolkien made the destruction of the Ring of Power the key element undergirding the Lord of Rings story line.

If you are arguing that power corrupts, it takes power to end power. Do you think we should lie back and expect God to miraculously deal with the matter?

If you are arguing that nice Christians don't behave like that, Jesus wan't nice, and neither should we be.

All this ``if you are arguing ...'' stuff because I'm not sure where you're coming from nor where you're going, but I definitely get the impression you are advocating cucking. If so, get thee behind us, Satan. Or maybe, get thee behind Trump.

Blogger D John April 11, 2018 8:32 AM  

@12

Most interesting.

A lot of the current problems could be cleared up if the House of Representatives would exercise its inherent powers. Not that it will.

Declare contemptuous witnesses like Wray to be in Contempt of Congress. The sneer on his face in that clip was extreme. Hit him with an initial $25,000 fine, with additional fines accruing at a rate of $25,000 per day, and jail him for Contempt of Congress inside the Capitol until the required materials are produced; any broom closet can be converted into a jail cell.

For that matter, the House could send the House Sergeant at Arms, some Capitol Police and staffers to schlep papers over to the Hoover Building to seize the evidence. With a valid subpoena from the House the Sergeant at Arms could rightfully breach the door to the Hoover Building with a battering ram, walk right in, and lawfully seize the materials, using force - if necessary lethal force - against any Feebies who resist. And resistance by the Feebies would be an act of insurrection against Constitutional authorities.

And if the Feebies are stupid enough to shoot the Sergeant at Arms of the US House of Representatives or his staff on site of the raid, they have just rebelled against the Constitutional order they are supposed to be subservient to. Win-win.

Not that the House will do it. The Establishment GOP are the Washington Generals. A few exceptions aside, they might as well have "Born to Lose" tattooed on their foreheads.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2018 8:35 AM  

Peter Gent wrote:I would argue prayer is the most significant weapon in the battle right now as evil rages at those standing against it. The most effective support the front line troops in this battle can get is for those who have the training and ability to enter into intercessory prayer to storm the gates of hell with the power of their petitions, to lay waste to the spiritual stronghold supporting the enemy with the power of their intercession. Anything else is doomed to failure.

Prayer should almost always be our first step. It should almost never be our last.

Those who are trained? Training? Do you need training to pray? Did you need training to talk to your father when you were little?

Tell God what's on your mind, even though He already knows. Ask God for guidance. Shut up and listen and read the Bible. Prayer is talking to God. It isn't complicated.

Blogger Peter Gent April 11, 2018 8:52 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:...All this ``if you are arguing ...'' stuff because I'm not sure where you're coming from nor where you're going, but I definitely get the impression you are advocating cucking. If so, get thee behind us, Satan. Or maybe, get thee behind Trump.

Sorry you can't see the difference between cucking and what I said. By the way, Satan is front of me and I have been fighting him for a very long time. You don't know me but I am the furthest thing from a cuck you would ever meet, but I am also an absolutely committed Christian who intends to also fight the fight using the weapons of Christian warfare, as well as the sword that is in my hand when necessary, just as Nehemiah had the builders at the wall use one hand for the stones and one hand always ready for the sword to defend the wall.

However, as Paul noted, the real weapons of our warfare are not carnal:
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 "3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."

So, if this message is not for you, so be it. It is for those who are called to hear it, for it is they who can wield these weapons effectively. It is time to take them up in earnest, with every ounce of strength to fight this good fight with the weapons God has given us.

Blogger Peter Gent April 11, 2018 8:57 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Peter Gent wrote:I would argue prayer is the most significant weapon in the battle right now as evil rages at those standing against it. The most effective support the front line troops in this battle can get is for those who have the training and ability to enter into intercessory prayer to storm the gates of hell with the power of their petitions, to lay waste to the spiritual stronghold supporting the enemy with the power of their intercession. Anything else is doomed to failure.
Prayer is talking to God. It isn't complicated.

Yes, everyone can pray, and all should, but some are called to and gifted in intercession and difficult prayer warfare, just as some are gifted rhetoricians, writers, and physical fighters. We all have our specific callings and we all need to heed them.

Blogger Looking Glass April 11, 2018 9:00 AM  

@33 zhukovg

It's all kabuki. The issue is that a bunch of people involved don't know that, so they play the fool by ignorance. The IG report is the MOAB, OIG is already working with a AAG out in Utah (right next to the NSA's main storage location, funny that), they have all of the files from everyone involved. The Derp State is trying everything they can throw at the situation. They're dangerous, but they're flailing for anything. It's a sign they're failing badly.

Syria is another False Flag, but Geopolitics is such that that FFs have power to effect things. So Trump will bluster, posture, and send the Left thinking WW3 is starting and, then, what? Toss some bombs on targets we would have hit anyway? We used some Tomahawks last time. Did they hit anything? The damage was real, but when did Tomahawks start acting like vertical impactor weapons?

Everything is Theater. Trump really is doing a Bread & Circus approach. Bread (Economy) and Circus (running the MSM in circles). I'd say it's classic Misdirection, but, at this point, Trump is encouraging the TDS. It puts him in control of the MSM's Reaction Loop, so they're controllable. He relies them up the most when he needs to keep the MSM from messing stuff up.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 11, 2018 9:15 AM  

Like the Dark Herald says, "Fire Rosenstein." When is the question before or after part of the OIG.

Blogger saintCrispee April 11, 2018 9:16 AM  

Pros and Cons:

Fire Mueller:

-Stop probe that is sucking up president's time and resources.
-Lose support of part of base. Lose support of many lawmakers.
-Look guilty.
-Further risk control of Senate.
-Guarantee loss of House.
-Risk continuation of probe in other form that he has no power over.
-Risk easier-to-prove obstruction charges.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 11, 2018 9:18 AM  

You fire a deep state swamp snake the Left's crazy base goes crazy, rest of country just sees another (((white))) creepy looking crook being ousted, yep fire Rosenstein.

Just in case our jewish friends are looking at the trailer park nazis as the second coming of shower time just a reminder that being on top of the Democratic party all but guarantees you that the lower half of the Democratic party would apply to work security at the next set of camps and a vocal minority would volunteer to light pilot lights on the ovens.

Blogger Looking Glass April 11, 2018 9:21 AM  

@47 Mr.MantraMan

The UniParty wants to import people that'll run Chop Chop Square to execute them. They really have little foresight.

Blogger el diablo loco poco April 11, 2018 9:36 AM  

M000luur simply calved off a new line of witch hunters. Two witch hunts in progress. Even better, the second group now has a giant bundle of privileged documentation they can leak piecemeal to the Josef Goebbels wing in the media. Think of it as a continuation of the TDS propaganda war and it makes sense from their perspective.

Blogger pyrrhus April 11, 2018 9:43 AM  

Mueller was also the perpetrator of the horrific Arthur Andersson witch hunt, which destroyed the livelihoods of 12000 innocent people, only to be told by SCOTUS that his prosecution was unconstitutional....He also signed off on Uranium One....Jail him, he's a felon.

Blogger Stilicho April 11, 2018 9:44 AM  

@ Crispee, you are correct, Trump should definitely fire Mueller. It all but guarantees GOP retaining control of Congress in the midterms.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2018 9:56 AM  

In the meantime some folks on the right are finally recognizing we should have a peaceful separation: http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/10/time-united-states-divorce-things-get-dangerous/

What took them so long? Let CA and NY go their own way and let the rest of the country get back to a limited federal government of enumerated powers.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2018 10:09 AM  

Peter Gent wrote:... but some are called to and gifted in intercession and difficult prayer warfare ...

Are you imagining that your prayer somehow energizes or influences or changes God?

Prayer changes us. That's the only reason to pray.

Blogger Hammerli280 April 11, 2018 10:13 AM  

You don't fire Mueller. Invite him in...and arrest him for Seditious Conspiracy. Ditto Rosenstein.

@40 D John has the right idea. Trump doesn't seem to understand that HE controls the FBI. The Attorney General and FBI Director are merely intermediaries, any authority they hold is derived from Presidential powers. If Trump orders the FBI to immediately deliver all documents to Congress, they MUST obey. Or be declared in rebellion.

In which case the only question will be whether to send troops to assault the Hoover Building, or just use LGBs.

Blogger Dire Badger April 11, 2018 10:14 AM  

James Dixon wrote:In the meantime some folks on the right are finally recognizing we should have a peaceful separation: http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/10/time-united-states-divorce-things-get-dangerous/

What took them so long? Let CA and NY go their own way and let the rest of the country get back to a limited federal government of enumerated powers.

Madness. Southern California and New York will both perish overnight if they don't have the entire production stream of the entire country feeding them.

No, they are quite happy being the urban masters of their rural slaves. It's only the Urban Sewer people that are agitating for separation.

Blogger VoodooJock April 11, 2018 10:26 AM  

I'd like to think Trump is keeping this guy around so he can find out who else is a rat. Then wipe them all out at once.

Blogger cavalier973 April 11, 2018 10:30 AM  

I remember, some,months back, Q saying that Mueller is,one of the good guys.

Gen Flynn's plea deal seems to argue against it, but Flynn looks to be exonerated, which will,make the main result of that situation the exposure of an Obama-crony judge on the FISA court.

Manafort was charged with something, but it looks like he was a Democrat Party plant. Same with Carter Page.

Has Mueller's investigation done any actual legal damage to Trump? It looks like Trump's opponents are the ones being hurt and/or exposed.

Blogger Peter Gent April 11, 2018 11:04 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Peter Gent wrote:... but some are called to and gifted in intercession and difficult prayer warfare ...

Are you imagining that your prayer somehow energizes or influences or changes God?

Prayer changes us. That's the only reason to pray.


As to the mystery of the intersection between God's sovereignty and our prayer and pleadings to Him, I will note that the Bible does not deny God hears prayer and responds.

I will not argue with C.S. Lewis's famous statement to his Bishop over his prayer for his wife, who was dying of cancer, where he said he didn't pray to change God but for God to change him. However, that is not the full story of the mystery of intercession.

I put for your consideration the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18.
"1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”

6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2018 11:12 AM  

> Madness. Southern California and New York will both perish overnight if they don't have the entire production stream of the entire country feeding them.

You say that as if it's a problem. I prefer to think of it as a solution.

Blogger Dire Badger April 11, 2018 11:24 AM  

Just pointing out that no matter how loud their loudmouths are, Calexit and NYexit are about as likely as an Instagram model that can pass the Turing test.

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 11:52 AM  

It is not without import that J.R. Tolkien made the destruction of the Ring of Power the key element undergirding the Lord of Rings story line.

While a great and wonderful story, LoTR was in fact a story. Fiction. Not real life.

We have no Ring Of Power to throw into Mount Doom. We have no Mount Doom for that matter. We can't destroy our own Ring Of Power without destroying all of humanity. We carry the corruption within us.

If LoTR was our real history - if we were the descendants of the men of the Third Age, I'd say that what happened when the Ring fell into the lava that it's power and corruption were vaporized and our ancestors breathed them in and we've carried them with us ever since.

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 12:03 PM  

Madness. Southern California and New York will both perish overnight if they don't have the entire production stream of the entire country feeding them

Ain't it the truth, but Lefties and Urbanophiles (high degree of overlap there) are totally blind to that. I witnessed a fascinating exchange on a blogsite about city planning about how Manhattan or Frisco-esque metropolises finance themselves. The urbanophiles just could not comprehend that a high-rise full of bankers, corporate HQ drones, or government employees doesn't actually produce any wealth. They were adamant that cities were the engines of wealth production and dismissed the guy pointing out they really only existed as administrative hubs for a region.

I suppose they'll find out the hard way.

Blogger RobertT April 11, 2018 12:12 PM  

I vote for drone strikes.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2018 12:33 PM  

> Just pointing out that no matter how loud their loudmouths are, Calexit and NYexit are about as likely as an Instagram model that can pass the Turing test.

Most likely, but I hope you don't mind if I keep encouraging them. Hope springs eternal and all that.

OpenID genkong April 11, 2018 1:07 PM  

Doesn't anyone find it a bit more than slightly odd that all these folks tasked with investigating the corrupt Clinton-Bush-Obama FBI are primarily Obama appointees with a some Clintonoids and Bushbots tossed in? In other words, all thoroughly creatures of the Deep State - from Mueller, to Rosenstein to Wray to Huber. Not one of these has a record of being anything other than a criminal operating under the color of law.

As for Mister Magoo himself, who was a halfway decent Incitatus, the Deep State apparently has their claws into him. The IG report was supposed to be released in March and here we are already nearly halfway through April. To top it all off, the 1.3 trillion Porkulus was signed - complete with gun control provisions - which funds countless SJW-Deep State activities worldwide. Sessions has done nothing whatever to derail the bump-stock ban, which will ultimately ban semi-autos altogether (as some have already noted). It's being written by Obama appointees in the BATFE even now - folks who Trump could have fired on day one.

Cernovich - the original Magabot, seems persuaded by the notion of a coming blue wave in the fall. There's a lot to support this theory. Nothing whatever has been done about massive vote fraud in the AL special election (voters bused in all the way from St. Louis). There have been repeated promises of arrests for everyone ranging from the Clintons to Jeffery Epstein to Soros and all of them are free. Firing Mueller - a longtime and thoroughly corrupt swamp-creature - makes no difference in the likelihood of losing congress. Porkulus, gun control and failure to act have done that already. Adding in another war in the middle-east to fight for Greater Israel will practically guarantee the threatened blue wave. Why should anyone vote for R-jerseys when all they will get in the end is the very same agenda as that offered by the Chuck-U and D-jerseys anyway? All the above being noted, one cannot rule out Trump pulling off the seemingly impossible as he's proven he's capable of it several times.

OpenID genkong April 11, 2018 1:25 PM  

Al from Bay Shore:

Too many weird yet substantive connections between Manafort, Tony Podesta, the Clintons, and some Ukranian dude named Deripaska for me to start trippin'.

Remember Hussein's little aside to the Russian ambassador about 'being free to give him what he wants after the election'? I expect he was referring to the sale of all that enriched unranium via Manafort, et al to Russia - which took place after the handy rout of fellow deep-stater Mittens, the Underwear Banksta in 2012. So the Deep-State machine and its many mouthpieces have been screaming Russia!!! non-stop since well before Trump's election. Isn't there a book somewhere that mentioned how these folks always project?

Blogger Pale Male April 11, 2018 1:31 PM  

(I don't know why he didn't put a deadline on it months and months ago!)
Occam's razor suggests that Mueller is usefully distracting the Dims and the enemedia.  If there's already a sealed indictment against Mueller (the FISA matter suggests there either is or will be) he may be a pawn.

If you ever voted for a Republican (other than for Trump) then the blood is on YOUR hands.
Nice try, troll.  Had Hitlery won we'd already be in WWIII.

Blogger DonReynolds April 11, 2018 1:39 PM  

Donald Trump came from the corporate world and, aside from being a campaign donor, has not been in the political world. Trump has acquired businesses and firms in the past and seems to appreciate the value of retaining much of the human capital in the organizations he acquires. They are useful resources and unless they fail to perform, there is no reason to toss them out with the old files.

Those of us who have been in political environments know this has not been the norm. After an election, it is a fairly rare and unusual individual political appointee that gets carried forward into the next administration. (I have seen the wipe reach all the way down to the secretary level in some offices. Yes, they can be political too.) But Trump has not done that. Much of the Obama bureaucracy has been retained, almost a year and a half into the Trump term of office. Part of this is because the US Senate has been sandbagging the president and refusing to act on his nominees.....over 200 are still awaiting confirmation. This is another reason why Trump should be reluctant to fire key officials, even those who openly oppose him and his agenda. No telling when the Liberal Republicans and Liberal Democrats in the Senate will confirm their replacements.

Also.....Trump came into office without the support of the political class of his own party and a certain amount of the Republican technicrats and career bureaucrats have refused to serve in his administration (or are reluctant to serve, since their loyalty lies elsewhere). Personally, I would be suspicious of anyone the Senate would confirm at this point. Too much separate agenda, hidden agenda, and double agent nonsense going on in Washington these days. President Trump needs to get a handle on his own administration if he hopes to lead it.

Blogger DonReynolds April 11, 2018 1:54 PM  

@62 Jack Amok
"I suppose they'll find out the hard way."

Excellent summary, Jack.

None of the major cities...even port cities....would last a week without a steady stream of 18-wheelers bringing cargo (food and fuel) to distribution points in the city. The same trucks the urbanites hate and curse in the traffic are the same ones that bring virtually everything they eat and otherwise consume. Even the medical facilities the urbanites like to say are the best in the world would not operate for long without medical supplies and medicine and water and electricity and natural gas, none of which are produced in the major city. They are incredibly vulnerable. Just a matter of a very few days.

Blogger Hammerli280 April 11, 2018 1:56 PM  

@68: I have to disagree. The first order of business for an incoming President replacing a predecessor of the opposition party MUST be a clean sweep of the appointees. Without that, the incoming President can't establish control of the bureaucracy.

It's true that Trump has a smaller-than-normal bench to draw from. Many of the normal Republican policy mandarins went NeverTrump. OK...so either promote the seniormost career Civil Servant (preferably one eligible for immediate retirement) as a temporary fill, or open it up for competitive promotion - again as a temp fill. I think it would be quite possible to find suitable candidates.

The other option (and he can use both) is to do a temporary appointment of someone who drives the Left nuts to drive confirmation hearings of a more palatable nominee.

Blogger Crew April 11, 2018 2:54 PM  

Hmmm, so Paul Cuck Ryan is retiring but so is another Repub. Seems they both want to spend more time with their families:

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/04/11/rep-dennis-ross-is-retiring/

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 3:33 PM  

None of the major cities...even port cities....would last a week without a steady stream of 18-wheelers bringing cargo (food and fuel) to distribution points in the city.

Very true, but it's even more than just that. These urbanites think a skyscraper full of banksters, lawyers, government officials, corporate MBAs and, I suppose, Java developers cranking out the next social media website, is the engine of wealth creation. They actually think that office building creates wealth that is then consumed by the oil rigs, lumber mills, farms, factories and mines out in the 'burbs n sticks.

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 3:36 PM  

Cernovich - the original Magabot, seems persuaded by the notion of a coming blue wave in the fall.

Trump has been making gains, but the useless mopin' GOPes don't share any of it because the voters correctly see them as part of the problem.

Unfortunately, the Dems are even bigger parts of the problem.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 11, 2018 4:41 PM  

@72 Rural areas receive massive benefits from urban areas. The work done in cities helps maintain a level of societal organization that ultimately provides rural areas with food, fuel, electricity, health care, software, manufactured goods of all kinds, etc. The low population density in rural areas cannot independently support the technologically advanced lifestyle that exists there.

That said, people in many (but not all) rural areas could continue to support themselves after a full scale economic collapse while most city dwellers would die.

Blogger Hank Brown April 11, 2018 7:06 PM  

After they so faithfully kept their campaign promises to repeal Obamacare, reject amnesty, and de-fund Planned Parenthood, I have the utmost confidence that the Republicans will take decisive action. They're just waiting for the right moment...like after the Bill of Rights is suspended, a shoot-to-kill curfew is in effect, and peacekeeping troops are marching down Elm Street, USA. Then, by golly, they'll show some backbone!

Blogger Dirk Manly April 11, 2018 7:24 PM  

@ Peter Gent

At this point, I'm all for rounding up every elected official across the country and putting them in work camps, as well as the DNC and GOP infrastructure, all the way down to the county level.

plus the entirety of the SPLC, Planned Parenthood, the Clinton Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the McArthur Foundation, and scores of other organizations whose money is always spent on efforts which harm the average American.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 11, 2018 7:41 PM  

@62

"Ain't it the truth, but Lefties and Urbanophiles (high degree of overlap there) are totally blind to that. I witnessed a fascinating exchange on a blogsite about city planning about how Manhattan or Frisco-esque metropolises finance themselves. The urbanophiles just could not comprehend that a high-rise full of bankers, corporate HQ drones, or government employees doesn't actually produce any wealth. They were adamant that cities were the engines of wealth production and dismissed the guy pointing out they really only existed as administrative hubs for a region. "


You're saying they've never heard of the term "overhead"... and can't figure out that anyone who isn't designing product, building/excavating/producing product, or selling product is overhead?

Yes, even the billing department is overhead.

Blogger Dirk Manly April 11, 2018 7:47 PM  

@71

"I need to spend more time with my family" = "I've been told that if I don't retire, PERMANENTLY, I will spend the rest of my life in a federal penitentiary....for things which I know I have done."

Blogger eclecticme April 11, 2018 9:06 PM  

@74 Rural areas receive massive benefits from urban areas. The work done in cities helps maintain a level of societal organization that ultimately provides rural areas with food, fuel, electricity, health care, software, manufactured goods of all kinds, etc. The low population density in rural areas cannot independently support the technologically advanced lifestyle that exists there.

Partly true. Much of the wealth of large cities is obtained through rent seeking e.g. Wash DC. If DC vanished today the US would be better off. Some wealth is obtained due to economies of scale required to deal with and bribe the large fed govt. Some is due to the creation of fragile and hyper optimzed financial institutions that should have been allowed to exit the finanical gene pool in 2008.

Note that the food, fuel, electricity, health care, software, and manufactured goods can be produced in small and medium sized cities. Food fuel, fuel, electricity and manufactured goods are better produced outside of large cities and often without their interference.

Blogger eclecticme April 11, 2018 9:24 PM  

@76 "plus the entirety of the SPLC, Planned Parenthood, the Clinton Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the McArthur Foundation, and scores of other organizations whose money is always spent on efforts which harm the average American."

Mao was a mass butcher. His one redeeming feature was that he sent such people into the countryside to raise pigs. Many of China CP big wigs today spent time in such jobs and are better for the experience.

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 10:23 PM  

Rural areas receive massive benefits from urban areas. The work done in cities helps maintain a level of societal organization that ultimately provides rural areas with food, fuel, electricity, health care, software, manufactured goods of all kinds, etc

Keep in mind the distinction between an urban core with skyscrapers full of office drones and a city with factories, mills, etc. These dumbasses (you dumbasses? you seem to be in their camp) think those uber-dense cores are the engines of growth.

Now, distinction aside, bullshit.

The organizational work done in cities - big ones anyway - causes more harm these days than good. Set a threshold population, maybe 100k, and below that, sure, your scenario kinda works. Above that? Those cities exist only as rent-seeking overhead, and even for smaller cities that are functional, their "contribution" to wealth creation is only as administrative overhead. It evaporates entirely without the region they are administrating.

Blogger Jack Amok April 11, 2018 10:25 PM  

You're saying they've never heard of the term "overhead"...

Oh, I think they've heard of it, they just assume it's someone else. They're far too... virtuous... to be overhead themselves, you see.

Blogger JWM in SD April 11, 2018 10:42 PM  

Simple, just let Nunes initiate impeachment proceedings for Rosenstein and fire him later.

Blogger D John April 11, 2018 11:11 PM  

@52

Yeah. That isn't happening.

The American Res Publica is not going to territorially Balkanize before its even into its Principate phase. The territorial core of the American Empire being torn to pieces is centuries off, maybe millennia off if the American Empire manages to build a long term existential empire on the model of the Han and Egyptians.

Simple fact. God made North America to conquer the world. In an industrial age, the geography of North America is perfectly laid out to dominate the globe. Doesn't really matter what people populate the territory.

The Mississippi River Basin overlays almost the entire huge chunk of arable land in NorAm that runs from the Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. Commercial riverine traffic can penetrate as far as Fargo to the Northwest and Pittsburgh to the Northeast. Either of those is an easy jump to the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway offers oceanic access from the Lakes. The Intracoastal Waterway runs from the Chesapeake Bay to Brownsville Texas and offers sheltered coastal water traffic for the entire coastal run. That's a huge interconnected network of free waterborne cargo traffic overlaying the productive core of NorAm.

Water borne cargo is 15x cheaper than land-hauled cargo even today. Put all of this together and you have the single richest engine of capital creation on the face of the planet Earth.

This engine of wealth was created by God to conquer the world.

The engine is protected by Canadian tundra to the north, Mexican deserts to the south, a 3000 mile wide moat to the east, and a 13000 mile wide moat to the west. This is a perfect and unbreachable geographic defense. So long as enemy armies are not allowed a beachhead on NorAm.

Unless an enemy army gets a beachhead on NorAm, NorAm is immune. Yes immigrants are a long term sedition concern, but they aren't an organized OPFOR enemy army and won't be for centuries.

New York is the wall on the eastern moat. California is the wall on the western moat. Allow the walls to secede and actual enemy armies can be invited onto NorAm territory in the near term. This will not be permitted. It is a geostrategic threat of the first order to the NorAm engine of empire.

The Castle Walls are not allowed to secede from the Castle. If the Deep Blue States try secession, they will be crushed. If Trudeau up in Canada goes insane, he will be crushed. Canada exists on American sufferance and knows the extent of its leash. Mexico has gone too long without a reminder of its limits.

There will be no secessions from the territorial core of NorAm for centuries hence. If the American Principate and Dominate fail as did the Western Empire, we should see advanced decay in about 250 years. If the American empire manages a Han or Egyptian style existential empire, there will be repeated phases of partial collapse and reconsolidation for the next 2000 to 3000 years.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 12, 2018 12:27 AM  

D John wrote:The territorial core of the American Empire being torn to pieces is centuries off, maybe millennia off if the American Empire manages to build a long term existential empire on the model of the Han and Egyptians.
That's a mighty big "if" I could drive a truck through it. I could drive a fucking continent through it. It's simply a false hypothetical. The Han and the Egyptians are not the model. The Soviet Union is.

Moron.

Blogger Peter Gent April 12, 2018 6:46 AM  

D John wrote:@52

Yes immigrants are a long term sedition concern, but they aren't an organized OPFOR enemy army and won't be for centuries...There will be no secessions from the territorial core of NorAm for centuries hence. If the American Principate and Dominate fail as did the Western Empire, we should see advanced decay in about 250 years. If the American empire manages a Han or Egyptian style existential empire, there will be repeated phases of partial collapse and reconsolidation for the next 2000 to 3000 years.


You are basing those timelines on the poor interpersonal/intergroup communication/organizational ability of the past. Modern technology has changed that and things that used to take decades now happen in years. I believe you have failed to take into account how fast propaganda is now disseminated and coalesces the mob as well as how fast change comes to modern societies as compared to the past.

Blogger D John April 12, 2018 7:51 AM  

@85

America is the only remaining candidate for Imperial Core State to the Empire of the West. All other candidates (Germany, England, France) are crushed, though America's Carthage (Russia) still has one Punic War to go until it is removed from the field.

The great civilizations tend to culminate in existential empires. Best case is China/Egypt, worst case is Western Rome.

And your sparkling conversation will not repeal North America's geographic advantages as an engine of empire in an industrial age. North America was created by God to conquer the world - in an industrial age. Those geographic advantages don't play nearly so widely in more primitive times.

Doubtful that America as an existential empire is what many on the blog would want to see. The Han were fused together from many underlying ethnic groups of previous periods, and a terminal "Imperial American" ethnicity would not be what exists today. But the great civilizations do tend to end up as existential empires, and the core territory of the early civilization (Europe) is worn out, much like Hellas after the Diadochi.

@86

The great civilizations tend to see their lifetimes play out over predictable patterns. And no matter how piously we chant invocations against it, this time is never different.

Most recently... the "New Economy" realities of the dot com '90s had CHANGED EVERYTHING!!!!

Yeah. No.

This time is never different.

America is last man standing to be core state of the Empire of the West, and all geographic advantages only enable it. The question is how long it lasts.

two hundred years from now Australians, Dutch and Colombians will be banged together as "Americans." But is it an ephemeral imperial citizenship ala Western Rome, or does it get rebanged into a common ethnicity on the Han model? Interesting study for the Hari Seldons of 2000 years hence.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd April 12, 2018 11:17 AM  

So, what caused or enabled these ``existential'' empires in Egypt and China? What were the common threads which made those happen? Do they exist in the North American continent?

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar April 12, 2018 2:54 PM  

Sessions is still holding cards in the form of ongoing investigations which have not yet produced indictments. If PDT goes on a firing spree, he may lose Sessions. That is a significant investment, and could represent a delay in those investigations.

On the other hand, it may be Session's intention to delay indictments for the same reason. Assuming typical bureaucratic self-interest.

At some point, it becomes time to fish or cut bait.

Blogger D John April 12, 2018 10:20 PM  

@88

Ages of Warring States culminating in endgame. Civilizations transitioning from their energetic and expansive youths to more curatorial and less expansive middle ages.

NorAm is likely the seed of an empire that will encompass the entire Western world and a lot of the periphery. Europe to the Urals, ANZAC, some allied clients - maybe Japan and Israel - and large swaths of Latin America and and the Muslim Sphere just to secure the chaotic borders.

When I look at the Americas it reminds me a lot of Italia in the middle of the Mediterranean 2000 years ago. One long peninsula in the middle of a great sea - Atlantic to the east, Pacific to the west.

The North American capital engine is well positioned to fund and fuel that empire for centuries or longer.

Blogger tublecane April 13, 2018 2:35 PM  

@35- St. Thomas was an idiot in that scene. His argument was if you abandon the law to fight the devil, what happens when the devil turns on you and you no longer have the protection of law? The devil, bound by law? Ha!

In any case, there's no sudden turning of the devil. He's always after us. That's his read for being.

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