Morning Reads — Thursday, August 16, 2018

On this date in 1954, Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Cuomo’s unique “Deplorables” moment. “America Was Never That Great…”. LMAO!! What an absolute putz. What else will be said or done TODAY by the Dims to increase my side’s turnout?! Hmmmm? Yall just cannot help yourselves, can you? I guess this type of pandering to your “Hateful Base” is necessary, huh?

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

I am indifferent to Cuomo and New York Politics, but I think it is appropriate to post the entire quote if you are wishing to embark on a fully enlightened debate about the substance of his statement: “We’re not going to make America great again; it was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women … is gone. And every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed, and every woman is making her full contribution … we have not yet… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

What’s doubly weird- because it’s confusing to say the least- is that apparently there was a speech in 201o when Cuomo said he was going to “make New York great again”.
And you know Trump is an avid follower of politics, and resides/resided in New York…
So the signature slogan, the very essence of Trump’s campaign— probably built upon stolen goods.
MAGA.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The citation was a five word one sentence sound bite. He tops out at two sentences.

Noway2016
Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No, he already has a GoFundMe with $250,000 in it. Heck he will have more in it soon than what the Russians sent to the Clinton Foundation! And he didn’t even have to sell them our uranium. All he had to do with exonerate Hillary and corrupt a presidential election. What a country! Weren’t some liberal Congressmen trying to give him a Medal of Honor! For you Andrew! That patriot was Steve Cohen, from Tennessee. Hey if Al Gore won Tennessee he would have been president…maybe a little payback? https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/politics/purple-heart-democrat-strzok-congress/index.html

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Don’t forget this pearl…Michelle was NEVER proud of America until they elected her leftist husband…Really Michelle? Not after WW1, or WW2 or the moon landing? Why are all of the illegals streaming to come here if we suck? You know what sucks? An entire party filled with folks that denigrate the country, have horrible corrosive attitudes, not fun to be around, are whiny, miserable and have glommed on to a rehashed 150- year old failed Karl Marx economic platform that can’t work and never has worked… I obviously don’t get it and never will. More low hanging fruit for Noway…… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Does anyone catch a drift that maybe the hate America attitude is one of the many reasons Trump won? Maybe? And here was Cuomo…Gee whiz. Let’s all take a knee and thank him.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Words from the Great Beyond. As relevant now, maybe even more so, than when Kirkpatrick first said it.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Last comment of the day…Hillary praising some 11 year old for taking a knee during the darn pledge of allegiance. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/401981-hillary-clinton-praises-child-who-kneeled-during-pledge-of-allegiance The kid can do that. No problem. But, why turn the kid into another Kaepernick or Hogg to be used as a tool by the libs? Why not teach the child how fortunate they are to be born in this country, at the best time in human history, in the freest country on the planet with the most opportunity and to be grateful for the true miracle of life? Naw, lets teach them life and America sucks. Serious question…is… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Yeah, teach the kid well:
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“I can’t even believe that somebody at the White House thought up something like [revoking Brennan’s security clearance]. I mean, when you’re going to start taking retribution against people who are your political enemies in this manner, that’s the kind of thing that happens in Venezuela.” Bob Corker

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There may be a Russia connection to the revocation. From behind the Wall Street Journal paywall: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-revokes-ex-cia-director-john-brennans-security-clearance-1534358658
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“President Trump drew a direct connection between the special counsel investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and review the clearances of several other former officials.”
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ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta
xdog
xdog

Aretha Franklin has died. Her voice was arguably the greatest single musical instrument this country has ever produced. It never seemed fair that one person was both our greatest soul singer and our greatest gospel singer but that was Aretha.

Here she is singing My Country Tis Of Thee’. Years past her prime, still remarkable.

**Multiple triggers ahead.

armanidog
armanidog

As Aretha sang back in 1960, “Yesterday I sang a love song but today I sing the blues”.

armanidog
armanidog

Election campaigns are becoming such a scam: “WASHINGTON (AP) — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel’s insurgent bid to be Mississippi’s next Republican senator. A year later, much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier Robert Mercer is gone. Only a fraction was spent reaching voters who could boost the former state lawmaker’s uphill battle against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s preferred candidate in a November special election that will determine who finishes out retired GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Our US news media is now officially a monopoly of thought-control police for the leftist lunatics. Case in point: If a group of Christians were running a compound where a little boy died due to abuse and they were training kids to shoot up schools, they wouldn’t receive bail. And the media would blame Trump. Instead the Muslim jihad terrorists walk free on bail and we hear crickets in the media. Move along, nothing to see here….

Caroline
Caroline

Are you sure they are muslim?
From the article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-died-religious-ritual-new-mexico-compound-prosecutors-say-n900411

They believed that when the last demon was exorcised, Abdul-ghani would come back as Jesus, Taylor said.

Besides aren’t lax gun laws what the NRA has been lobbying for for decades?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

There’s a tremendous irony in someone complaining about the lack of news coverage being afforded to a particular event getting confronted with news coverage of that event.
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By the by, Sally, are you insinuating that Christians don’t abuse children?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pennsylvania.html
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Or are you merely insinuating that Christians don’t kill kids by denying them medical care?
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Ella-Foster-Faith-Healing-Death-412443963.html
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Maybe we shouldn’t paint religions with such broad brushes?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

No, I’m saying that anyone else would be shouted from the rooftops on MSM. Especially if they were white American-born people.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I see.
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I think the story is getting plenty of attention, which is why the judge is now receiving death threats for honoring people’s constitutional rights and releasing some of the folks on bond.
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Folks would be howling at the moon if a white, Christian family was denied bond despite the state’s inability to show a need for pre-trial confinement.

bethebalance
bethebalance

“Case in point: If a group of Christians were running a compound where a little boy died due to abuse and they were training kids to shoot up schools, they wouldn’t receive bail. ”

What case is this? Just the imaginary one in your head?
Please do try to separate fantasy and fiction.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Stunningly biased.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

In what way specifically?

bethebalance
bethebalance

It sounds like more projection than description.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth
bethebalance
bethebalance

I know the story. It was your hypothetical I was questioning. I.e., I think a Christian family would’ve been treated exactly the same way. But I can’t pretend to know all the facts that the authorities and judge had, so regardless, I have no choice but to defer to the judgment of the Court. That said, it sounded like at least the dude who remains detained should stay detained for at least about 4 reasons. And everyone who has not remained detained are surely under intense surveillance. Which could be better for law enforcement. Judges most all the time defer… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

“… I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.” Admiral William H. McRaven, (retired) Commander of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/revoke-my-security-clearance-too-mr-president/2018/08/16/8b149b02-a178-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html?utm_term=.e8bfabe707db

Caroline
Caroline

Good reply to all this:
If you think revoking Brennan’s clearance as part of a political Enemies List is okay because you got two SCOTUS seats, a tax cut, and some regulatory rollback, maybe you should re-think your principles as an American.
You know who thinks this is awesome? Putin and AQ.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Reality check: Brennan, who now works as a national security analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and frequently appears on TV attacking the current administration, has no business browsing through our nation’s most important and sensitive national security secrets. Clearance to classified information is granted based on a “need to know.” Brennan has none, so there is no reason to allow him continued access. He has a long pattern of misuse of his authority and lying about it to Congress and the public. It has been customary to allow some former senior officials to keep their clearances so current officials… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

Trump did what he did because he is a snowflake. He can’t stand criticism and he’s acting like the walls are closing in on him. He’s lashing out blaming everyone else for his own self created problems.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Bill McRaven’s been out of government since 2014, do you think it’d be wise to remove the former head of JSOC’s clearance because he said disparaging things about the President lately?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

You mean he’s been a private citizen for almost 5 years and STILL has security clearance for our nation’s most important and sensitive security information?? That makes no sense. I thought everyone’s security clearance had an expiration date, not a lifetime gift.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Most folks who do joint public/private cyber security or work for companies that develop and test specialized military gear for folks like Navy Seals need clearance accessible employees who have these specialized skill sets.

Example, Halliburton does logistical contacting for many government agencies. When they needed some one who could run it’s company and had access to military security to coordinate what was going where, what did they do? Hire Dick Cheney – who still had his security clearance as a former Sec. of Defense.

Ellynn
Ellynn

One, any one fired from the FBI, CIA or DOJ lose their access and clearance. So Comey, MaCabe, Strzok and Yates wouldn’t have clearance or access to lose. Ohr & Page most likely have no access but maintain clearance. I have a limited security clearance, but it is currently listed as non accessible to anything. If they pulled it, I would need to completely reapply and have a full back ground. I keep it updated just to save the pain and hassle.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Thanks, good to know.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Just to fill out Ellynn’s response a little more: . The reason folks like Brennan, McRaven, Clapper, Panetta, etc. retain their clearance is because they’re often brought in to consult current government officials on different situations. Part of this is because intelligence our counterintel operations began under one Administration and continued into the next. Part of this is because these guys (and girls) have decades of experience in counterterrorism, intelligence gathering, natsec, infosec, etc. and are able to serve as a resource when the current crop of officials encounter new scenarios or events. They need a clearance in order to… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Additionally, securety clearances can be very compartmentalized and directed. Based on the different career paths Andrew and I have, I know I have no access to what he does, and he would no reason to access what I did.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Andrew, you make my point. Private citizen endeavors have no need for classified, sensitive government information. Maybe you and Ellynn like having it as insurance for some future job, but really guys, why should you have that special privilege over other citizens? No former government employee needs such access…..unless they monetize their access. Brennan leaked info to the media when he was employed and is now a talking head on CNN and MSNBC, being paid big bucks based on his access to classified data. That is absurd. I reiterate that there is no rational reason for FORMER employees and officials… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

If current administrations ever want to ask a former employee questions, they can do so and that currently private-citizen can (and should) answer whatever information taxpayers already paid them to know. . Hypothetical: . The CIA has intel showing a compound on the outskirts of Rawah harboring high-level leaders from ISIS. They want advice from McRaven and Brennan on how to structure a SEAL raid to take these guys out and how to corroborate the intel sources that gave them this info. . This info is SCI and known only to the 10 folks running the operation. They can’t tell… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

I have never worked for the government. I’m 100% private sector. I do work for folks who do work for or with the federal government or places required to have government level secured locations in the interest of national security. I don’t get calls asking me questions. I get calls asking me to go to specific locations that requires everyone to have a currently vetted security clearance for specific reasons and levels to access that specific location. Sometimes I am scheduled to be there. Other times its short noticed. In theory I could get a call this morning,asking if I… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

it would take months to reapply.
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And heaven forbid you need access to SCI or SAP which requires a polygraph and an SSBI (translation: the most thorough background check the government does, including interviews of your family, neighbors, etc.)

Noway2016
Noway2016

Brennan is a perjuring partisan. Good riddance to his access. James “I’ve got a bad case of the Clap” per is next.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Sally, I think you missed my point. . Private citizen endeavors have no need for classified, sensitive government information. . Despite having a clearance, I can’t just call my old bosses at Justice or the folks I worked with at State and Commerce and say “so what kind of secrets we got floating around today?” While ex-Presidents can still receive the PDB, folks who no longer work in government but need to access SCI or secret information have to be read in to that information and their access is limited to the job they’ve been retained for. Brennan wasn’t “monetizing”… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Sally and Noway, y’all are confusing access and clearance.
Clearance does not give you access. Access must be specifically granted by someone authorized to give it.
Pretty sure I’m right about that even though I never had clearance or access.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You are.
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Even when I was at Justice, I couldn’t just open a file or access a program I wasn’t otherwise a part of.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

More of that quote: “Like most Americans, I had hoped that when you became president, you would rise to the occasion and become the leader this great nation needs. […]
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Your leadership, however, has shown little of these qualities. Through your actions, you have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation.”

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Caroline, that article is a good example of media’s white-washing all things non-white with incomplete or non-existent reporting. FYI, Muslims believe that Jesus existed as a good guy – they just don’t believe he is God. They worship some guy named Muhammad that lived in the 6th century as God’s messenger. Pretending they thought the little boy they killed would come back as Jesus just shows how sick these people are. The leader of this Islamic jihad cell, at least one of whom is an illegal alien, is Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of the 9/11 Imam in NYC. They… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

You should do some fact checking before posting.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/new-mexico-muslim-extremist-bond/

Yes, the fact that they have had an arsenal is directly related to the NRA and their lobbying for lax gun laws. Remember the NRA did not even want people who were on the terrorist watch list to be denied a gun.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

SNOPES?? REALLY?? hahahahaha!

Caroline
Caroline

Can’t dispute what Snopes is saying then I guess?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Snopes is a shill and no one should place their trust in it. I won’t waste my time to “dispute”. What I said above stands concerning the former San Francisco lefty judge now in N Mexico who refused to hold any of them. The only one being held is the leader, by N/M on a detainer from good old Georgia for kidnapping the kid they killed.

Gotta scoot now. It’s been real!

Caroline
Caroline

What’s the old saying? If you can’t debate the facts pound the podium or something?
The judge in that case followed the law. You might not like the law but she followed the law. Do you think she should have not followed the law because it upsets snowflakes? That seems to be what you are saying and again, if you don’t like everybody having guns then stop supporting the NRA.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

All about the law, except when they’re not.
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Who needs Snopes in cult?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Bigger idiot that DTM and NoWay combined.

Don’t waste your time.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Apparently she’s more concerned about the arsenal than the murdered kids…And the ones they were going to kill….hello, hello…is anybody home? To all of you gun owners here… Were any of your guns involved in a crime today? I’ve had one for 50 years and is hasn’t committed a crime yet…

Caroline
Caroline

The child was kidnapped from Georgia. Where was the GBI on that? And the one that hurt the child is being held in jail. The others that did nothing to the child are not being held and those are the ones Sally is complaining about.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Jointly and severally responsible for his death, Caroline. Plus all 5 were training the kids to carry out terrorist attacks and to shoot up schools, kill untold number of innocent school children.

It’s disgusting that some of you seem just fine with this…..just as long as nobody acknowledges they are Islamic jihadists who hate all of us who are infidels in their religion/government (sharia law) hybrid.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Militarized groups attacking public buildings because of a religious/philosophical opposition to the US government? Certainly no self-respecting white Christian would do such a thing.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_the_Malheur_National_Wildlife_Refuge
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Ok, but there’s no way the media would actually be on their side.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PuGRv-2rXlU

Caroline
Caroline

Again Sally, without the help of the NRA none of that would have been possible. I get it that you don’t like the law in NM. We don’t put people in jail because Sally Forth is scared.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

You people are skilled at blame shifting and ignoring the mote in your own eye. I’ve read and heard quite a bit about this sad situation of people who want to kill you and any other “infidels.” What they have done and what they were preparing, as well as abuse of eleven children and kidnap/murder of one, is of record and speaks for itself. SMH