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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

News and Interesting Stuff for September 19, 2018


Joe Biden Calls Trump Supporters 'Virulent People,' The 'Dregs Of Society'
It can only be that he’s preparing to run in 2020!
Biden did his old act, starting off soft and avuncular before booming through his power points, punching the air and flailing about.
"Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made," he said. "This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They're a small percentage of the American people — virulent people, some of them the dregs of society."
"And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity, safety for all, the president uses the White House as the literal — literal — bully pulpit, callously — callously — exerting his power over those who have little or none."

Donald Trump Orders Declassification of Russia Investigation Records
About damned time! According to Judge Napolitano on Fox&Friends, this will take a while to become public in order to protect certain sources and not interfere with ongoing investigations.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited “reasons of transparency” for the president’s decision, as well as requests from Congressional investigative committees in a statement confirming the action.
Trump ordered the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to declassify select parts of the FISA court application to spy on his former campaign surrogate Carter Page during the 2016 election.
Trump also ordered that FBI interviews with Bruce Ohr be released surrounding the ongoing Russia investigation as well as all text messages relating to the Russia investigation from former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
The volume of unclassified information is likely to throw the Russian investigation into chaos as the motivations for the investigation into Trump campaign collusion will likely be revealed.

FBI and DOJ Officials “Scrambling to Respond” To Declassification Directives…
The rats are scurrying to figure out how to save their butts after the president blindsided them with his order. They will use every wile they can to cover up anything incriminating them in an unwarranted attack on a political figure – a president they see as illegitimate.
First, the article:
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials, blindsided by President Donald Trump’s order that they make public highly sensitive files in the Russia investigation, are hoping the White House will allow them to conduct a formal declassification review and damage assessment before they are forced to release the documents, current and former officials tell NBC News.
Senior executives at the FBI, Justice Department and Office of the Director of National intelligence were scrambling Tuesday to respond after being taken by surprise by a White House press release Monday directing them to release classified material they had previously determined should not be made public. (more)

Female Bishops Tell Church to Stop Referring to God as ‘He’
At last! Common sense. Only a female God could’ve created such a bunch of totally insane creatures as Humans.
After a YouGov poll found that half of young Christians see God — referred to in the Bible as ‘father’, including in Jesus Christ’s ‘Lord’s Prayer’ — as male, the first female bishop Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, bishop of Gloucester, said that she was concerned that the Church was not being “mindful of language”.
I don’t want young girls or young boys to hear us constantly refer to God as he,” she said, according to The Telegraph.
Adding that she was worried that patriarchal language might put off non-Christians, she added: “For me particularly in a bigger context, in all things, whether it’s that you go to a website and you see pictures of all white people, or whether you go to a website and see the use of ‘he’ when we could use ‘God’, all of those things are giving subconscious messages to people, so I am very hot about saying can we always look at what we are communicating.”
See? Only women could come up with stuff like this!

Clay Higgins (R-La) Proposes Drug-Testing Every Member Of Congress
And maybe even a requirement that they also report drugs used to treat dementia and other mental disorders.
If welfare recipients can be asked to take drug tests, why not public officials?
Elected officials in Washington D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure. Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules. This effort is about maintaining accountability and ensuring sober service to We, the People.”
H.Con.Res. 135: Exposing Congressional Drug Abuse Act
Requiring Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to participate in random drug testing.
We all know it will never go aywhere. But, it’s a nice political ploy by an aspiring candidate.

Look At The Billions Lawmakers Found Beneath The Pentagon’s Couch Cushions
There’s a lot of little tidbits in this but the bottom line is that, at last, someone in the Pentagon budgetary apparatus got their heads out of you-know-where. It cites an amazing $674.4 billion budget and doesn’t delineate the exact amount of savings discovered.
The explanations for these cuts in the appropriations funding tables are typically as vague as the amounts are large. Often the only reason given for what in some cases are cuts nearing a half billion dollars each — and adding up to multiple billions of dollars — is little more than a few words, such as “historical unobligated balances” or “revised estimate.”
Cryptic explanations
One of the biggest movements of money in this year’s final Defense bill came as a result of the Pentagon massively overestimating, for the second fiscal year in a row, how much its new retirement system would cost.
After overstating how much money it would need from Congress for the program in fiscal 2018 by more than a half-billion dollars, the Defense Department again overstated its needs for fiscal 2019 — this time by $732 million, the conferees’ joint explanatory statement said. That was good news, though, in that the money freed up as a result was used to help defray $750 million in higher than expected fuel costs, the report showed.

Airmen Cowboys
I know there are horse soldiers in a cavalry division and the Old Guard, but Air Force?
Imagine clomping over acres of rugged land that can only be accessed by the horse who’s carrying you. Occasionally you might see the ocean or even an all-terrain vehicle, but for the most part, it’s just you, your horse and the land.
Not a lot of service members get to experience that, but the members of Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Working Horse Patrol call it their job.
It’s the last military working horse patrol unit in the entire Department of Defense,” said Air Force Staff Sgt. Zechariah Landa, the patrol’s noncommissioned officer in charge.

Woolly Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave lions and extinct horses in ten years
Jurassic Park eat your heart out. This could be a for real thing.
He said: “Cold-resistant elephants would flatten the insulating snow and supporting trees in winter and favor the highly heat reflective grass in summer.
They would also help capture new carbon by enhancing the photosynthetic capacity of the vegetation.”
Should Prof. Church and his Harvard uni team successfully clone woolly mammoths they would be taken to an extraordinary Ice Age safari park currently being developed by Russian scientists.
Called the Pleistocene Park, the 20,000 hectare zone in the furthest stretches of remote Siberia has been created in a bid to recreate an Ice-Age ecosystem.
Experts believe grazing woolly mammoths would also compact the snow in the winter and grass in the summer all of which lowers the permafrost temperature.

Texas Wins Voter ID Lawsuit
In spite of the Left’s attempts, the time will come when voters will have to prove their right to vote at the ballot box. It is vital to retain our American system.
The 2017 Texas voter ID law (SB 5) cleared its final hurdle when the Fifth Circuit honored a request made last month by the opponents of the state’s voter ID law to dismiss any remaining claims since the matter was settled and there was nothing left to pursue in this case. This marked the end of seven years of litigation over the state’s attempts to enact a voter ID law.
I’m proud of the successful fight my office waged to defend Texas’ voter ID law,” said Paxton in a prepared statement. “With this major legal victory, voter ID requirements remain in place going forward to prevent fraud and ensure that election results accurately reflect the will of Texas voters.”

White House, animal house? Meet the creatures of 1600 Penn
I was just watching a segment on FoxNews and spotted one of these critters running around in the background. Got me curious so I did a search for the wildlife on the White House grounds.
They haven’t been able to catch it.

Trailer With 100+ Corpses Parked in Guadalajara, Mexico
So many murders that the morgues can’t deal with them.
They don’t know what to do with it and keep moving it until local resident complain.

Sesame Street’ Producers Deny Rumors That Bert, Ernie Are Russian Spies
Of course they are! Not only gather intelligence about PBS and the elitists supporting it but do everything they can to numb the minds of children watching them.
U.S.—Show runners for Sesame Street have come forward to deny accusations that Bert and Ernie are in secret service to the Kremlin, feeding information to Russia’s leaders in order to undermine the interests of the United States.
The statement came in response to a writer for the show, who stated that he’s “always thought of Bert and Ernie as KGB” while writing their scenes. Viewers pointed out that Ernie’s constant reminiscing over “the Motherland” and Bert’s propensity for reading Communist literature as he ignored Ernie’s incoherent ramblings suggested that the two may actually be Russian agents.
Bert and Ernie are puppets, and are therefore apolitical characters without any ability to sell government secrets to Putin,” Sesame Street reps wrote on the show’s Twitter account. “We wrote the characters to talk about friendship, and they are in no way Russian spies.”
Seriously, they’re puppets. Stop making such a big deal about whether or not they’re members of your proletariat uprising,” the tweet concluded.
At publishing time, Oscar the Grouch had been accused of being enlisted by the CIA to wiretap Bert and Ernie’s phone.

Mattis says, “I love it here” About the Pentagon
Just more ignorant rumors from the Left.
Mattis denied that he was considering leaving. "I'm thinking about doing my job each day," he said, smiling. He said he wouldn't take reports of his impending departure "seriously at all."
"It's like most of these kind of things in this town. Somebody cooks up a headline. They then call to a normally chatty class of people. They find a couple of other things to put in. They add the rumor. Somebody on the other coast starts writing the same thing. Next thing you know you got a story," Mattis said.
"It'll die down, just like how many times [have] we been through this now just since I've been here?" he added. "It'll die down soon, and the people who started the rumor will be allowed to write the next rumor too. Just the way the town is. Keep a sense of humor about it."
When asked if he never thought about leaving, Mattis offered some wit as he walked away.
"Of course I don't think about leaving. I love it here. I'm thinking about retiring here, getting a nice little place down on the Potomac," he said, gesturing toward the river, which is not far from the Pentagon.

Coast Guard Mostly Saves Very Stupid People
A simple declaration that should be shouted to the rooftops! I haven’t read anything clearer in a very long time.
When it comes to Search and Rescue (SAR) our Coast Guard is world class. But after a while, it must get pretty repetitive saving people suffering from self-inflicted wounds. So a study was conducted, with some surprising results.
WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly 83 percent of mariner rescues since 1960 involved unrelentingly stupid behaviors and/or people, according to a recent study by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Though the service treats all search and rescue situations equally, most on-scene commanders will privately admit that a majority of the time “it was just some dumb bastard with no concern for personal safety,” according to the study’s authors.
These statistics are unthinkable,” said Coast Guard spokesperson Lt. Carla Willmington. “Our service prides itself on response time, SAR organization, and comprehensive rescue pattern analysis. But it’s tough to stay on task when the bulk of these cases involve people paralyzed from the neck up. ”
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