Faith, family, culture

President Trump’s speech in Warsaw was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, tremendous.  What is at stake in our times is much more than a budget, a policy or an election.  What is at stake is civilization itself.

[Speaking to the Polish people] Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first Mass with their Polish pope, that day every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles saying three simple words: “We want God.”

The prerequisite for the success of Western civilization is not material riches. Economic prosperity and military might on their own are not sufficient. The critical leaven is the confidence in core Western values, such things as free speech, the equality of women, respect for individual rights, the rule of law, the affirmation of faith and family. Hence, the fundamental question facing Western nations today is whether the people continue to nurture the cultural self-confidence in those fundamental values. If they do, the West is unbeatable. If those values dissipate, the West is lost. As long as we know our history, we will know how to build our future.

Faith, family, culture, to summarize, these are the keys of who we are.  It is no wonder that when Communists move to take over a nation the first thing they do is attack the Church, particularly the Christian Church, next the family and then the culture.  With these reduced to silent, impotent rubble the mass of the aimless people are easily controlled by hedonism, lies and indifference.  They lose their identity and become willing thralls of their erstwhile benefactors who feed off their ignorance and gullible discontent.  Such people are dangerous.  Witness:

While we slept the Orcs of the Black Block have multiplied, organized and grown bold.  They are using the very same tactics their great grandfathers used eighty years ago to establish Hitler’s Socialist Reich: gangs of thugs brutalize the population and reduce them to helplessness.  The very same tactics that Lenin used to cow and paralyze Tsarist Russia.  The very same tactics every Socialist has ever used to reduce a society to terrified submission.  It is the same thing they are setting up to do here.

And they haven’t even got to the real bloody part yet.  Because, don’t cha know, 150 million murdered in the name of the betterment of mankind is just not enough.  You just can’t get enough of the benefits of Worker’s Paradise: famine, terror, mass murder and failure, more failure, continuous, humiliating failure.  Marx’s Dark Temple can only be sustained by an endless stream of human victims sacrificed on the altar of The Glorious World of Next Tuesday.

Things here in the US haven’t yet gotten to the pass in which Western Europe finds itself.  But you can bet your bottom dollar that there are folks working on solving that problem.  Black Lives Matter, for one, and we have plenty of Anti-Fa[scist] Fascists eager to bring bloody barbarism to your front door.  There are probably two things holding them back.  First, nobody likes evil a$$holes, and that is just what these people are.  One hopeful sign of the overall health of our culture is that the following the 2015-2016 progressive hissy fit at Mizzou enrolment is down 35%, Melissa Click has been fired and the university is suffering from lack of funding.

Second is the good ol’ 2nd Amendment.  Dictators have a hard time winning at King of the Mountain when the population is armed.  Which is why the first chapter in “Diktarors for Dummies” is dedicated to disarming the population gun control.

Since it is still a little early to start shooting the question arises, what to do?

Don’t miss an opportunity make a liberal’s head explode by mocking the absurdities of the Party Line.  CNN was in embarrassed when some random guy on the internet tweeted a photoshopped video of Donald Trump wrestling a man with a CNN logo over his face.  They were furious when Trump re-tweeted it.  They were stupid when they tracked the random guy down and not only threatened him, but made that threat public. Now they are desperate because all across the internet people are making videos of CNN logos over people getting punched, cars crashing, things exploding, etc.  CNN is toast.  They hate mockery, so mock them mercilessly.

Second, expose them.  Evil loves the darkness because they know that their deeds can’t stand exposure to the light.  Ever notice how Marxism advances it’s agenda by camouflaging itself as something other than what it is?  They have to, else they would never get anywhere.  Pulling their cover is vitally important as it discredits them and makes them back off until they can find a new lie with which to mask their agenda.  It was James O’Keefe’s secret videos which pulled the cover off of CNN’s fake news in the first place.  If you haven’t yet seen James’ work go over to his Project Veritas site and have a look, and donate.  This man is invaluable.

Like all soldiers in war, we are called to bend every effort to destroy the enemies of our civilization because they are bent on destroying us, and all we love.  Here’s a few lines from Macaulay’s Lays of Ancient Rome (with apologies):

Then out spake brave Horatius,

The Captain of the Gate:

“To every man upon this earth

Death cometh soon or late.

And how can man die better

Than facing fearful odds,

For the ashes of his fathers,

And the temples of his gods,

 

“And for the tender mother

Who dandled him to rest,

And for the wife who nurses

His baby at her breast,

And for the holy maidens

Who feed the eternal flame,

To save them from false [Marxists]

That wrought the deed[s] of shame?

 

The spirit of ’76

Much has been happening, and this blog has been pretty quiet.  That is because your humble correspondent is on the way to a higher tax bracket this year.

Speaking of mixed blessings, Facepalm Feinstein has issued two email communiques in the last two weeks, that makes four since March, which is four since forever.  Seems that the Donks are feeling the need to shore up their base.  They remain committed to the same designed to fail policies as ever, and fear that their Mindless Minions (TM) might be getting discouraged.  Thanks Di, for the encouraging word.

Republicans can’t be all that happy either, as whatever they are doing in Congress is what they do best: betray the voters that sent them.  At least half a dozen time they sent a Repeal Obamacare bill to President Bizarro #0’s desk knowing full well that it would be vetoed, but don’t seem to be able to muster the spine to send one to President Trump, presumably because they fear it might be signed into law.   Having won both houses of Congress and the Presidency  the Keystone Congress Critters are like the dog that caught the car, now they can’t figure out what to do with it.

So why are the Donks in such a tizzy when their nominal opposition party is in disarray?  There are a few things, which I find extremely heartening.

First, most of their top leadership is old.  Feinstein is 84, Nancy “Where Am I?” Pelosi 77, Judy Chu 63, Chuck “The Putz” Schumer 66, “Crazy Uncle” Bernie Sanders 75, Hillary “The Hag” Clinton 69.  There are some younger ones, but they aren’t that young, such as Kamala “Commie” Harris 52, Adam “Which Way Did He Go?” Schiff 57, Xavier “El Bato” Becerra 59.  Barbara “Call Me Senator” Boxer didn’t relinquish power till she was 77.  And that’s the problem right there, lust for power.  Because once they get it rather than grooming their successors they cling to it.  A sane party would see people in their 30’s and 40’s getting set to take the reins.

Second, the Dems have put most of their eggs in the top tier baskets.  Which is why they hold majorities in so few state and local legislative bodies, or governorships, or mayoralities.  They have concentrated so much on the Federal level that they’ve ceded vast tracts of the electoral landscape to Republicans.  Determined to seize and hold power at the top they have abandoned their base, and the base noticed.

Finally, the Geritol & Depends Party is losing the youth.  Given that they virtually control the educational machinery of the nation this has been a nasty surprise for them.  Many young people have been very unhappy with what the Progressive agenda has done to them and how it has ravaged their current situation and their prospects for the future.  Not only are they unhappy, they are getting vocal about it, despite the Dark Temple’s best efforts to anathematize and silence them.  Consider a few of the younger voices making themselves heard today:

https://www.youtube.com/blondeinthebellyofthebeast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesrUK_dMDBZAf7cnjQPdgQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLUrVTVTA3PnUFpYvpfMcpg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCla6APLHX6W3FeNLc8PYuvg

https://voxday.blogspot.com/

What these platforms have in common is thoughtful and principled opposition to the Democratic, Progressive, Marxist agenda.  They are fresh, passionate and persuasive; the Donks and their fellow travellers hate them, but they just can’t find a way to shut them up.  And these are just a few of the many that are out there, and their numbers are growing.

The spirit of 1776 lives on.  Happy 4th of July.

Play ball! – UPDATED

The violence gradually being unleashed by the Left is nothing other than the “Gray Terror” inflicted by Soviet Spetsnaz infiltrating the target to create fear, uncertainty and paralysis. The vast Muslim populations recently imported and left to stew in our midst are their tools, whether witting or not. Look for this to continue. Pelosi’s “We are all Republicans now” is exculpatory disinformation. Once the klieg lights go down she’s chortling with her fellow revolutionaries. God grant us an open mike.

First principle: the Left, call them Progressives, Liberals, Socialists, what have you, are all about one thing – POWER. Everything they have done, everything they do is about seizing power, holding power, exercising power – total power over everything – and doing so forever and ever, world without end. Amen. That’s it in a nutshell.

Over at The Belmont Club Richard Fernandez states the problem we are facing in this way:

A civilization at a decision point is almost by definition walking the razor’s edge between two futures.  One future may lead to a catastrophe whose survivors must begin again from [scratch].  The other choice leads to a radical improvement in the human standard of living and greater potential for all. It would seem an easy choice. But the characteristic of a system in institutional crisis, which along with the lack of new energy sources and a failure of public education create [a] “world in disarray”, is that the right choice is impossible to make. You can’t choose the future, only variants of the past.  Any road away from perdition requires huge political risks that are almost impossible to make.

Looking at things from this perspective throws the election of Donald Trump into sharper focus.  Americans know that the country has been pushed to the brink.  The Progressives want to go over the edge imagining that a new paradise there awaits.  Others, your humble correspondent among them, sees this as a collapse into Socialist hell seen so often in the last 100 years.  The Democrats promised a swift, vertiginous dive into the glorious Workers Paradise.  The Republicans promised a more judicious, gradual, moderate, nuanced descent.  Regardless, it was all the same old same old, and it was all pointed down.

It was a near run thing, but although an absolute plurality (not a majority, let it be noted!) of Americans opted for a quick drop into destruction, a sufficient number mustered the electoral votes to try something different.  Donald Trump was set in place to change the nation’s trajectory.  We’re taking a flyer, and we’re still very much up in the air.

The Democrats had it all mapped out, how the decades long legacy of failure would crash landed so the right people, the well connected and superior people could pick up the pieces.  The rest of us would be given the boot-in-face treatment.  Sorry, Donks (NOT!), God blessed America despite your best efforts.  Burns, doesn’t it?

Having failed to seize power by hook, they now resort to crook, trying to smash and grab what they could not take by electoral means.  The escalating violence on the Left is not a bug, it is a feature.  Expect it to increase.

Don’t, however, allow your hearts to be captured by fear, your minds distracted by propaganda, your determination reduced to paralysis; it is what they want.  By all means be prudent; avoid crowds.  I do not count it an accident the the words “Do not be afraid” appear 365 times in the Scriptures.

241 years ago our Founding Fathers took the greatest flyer in history when they wrested political authority from the grasp of the most powerful empire in the world and put it in the hands of We the People.

UPDATE:

Final reminder June meeting

The next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Featuring John Oliphant speaking on “Draining the Swamp.”

Time: 6:00 PM                                                    Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church
215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering

Cost: $25/person for members; $30/non-members & non-RSVP; Students, auditors $5

RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN Sunday June 4th

Don’t forget to show up and have a great time!

Midway

75 years ago the United States Navy inflicted a catastrophic defeat on the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway.  To say the the American Admirals commanding the US fleet were pleasantly surprised by that outcome would be monumental understatement.  Going in to the fight they hoped to score little more than a draw while risking total annihilation themselves.

They wanted to give the Japanese a bloody nose to slow them down long enough for America’s industrial might to kick into high gear.  What they got was the greatest strategic naval victory in history.

Stepping away from the blow-by-blow retelling of the battle, it can be said that Japan’s defeat that day had peculiarly human causes: shame, overconfidence and hesitation.

General Doolittle’s B-25 takes off from USS Hornet

Shame because on April 18th, 1942 the Navy launched 16 B-25 Army bombers under the command of General James Doolittle from the carrier USS Hornet, CV-8 and successfully bombed Japan.  Although a propaganda coup and a morale booster, the raid was militarily insignificant.  But it caused the leadership of the Japanese Navy to lose face for having failed to defend the Home Islands.  They had to do something to avenge that humiliation, and they over reacted.

Japanese heavy cruiser IJN Mikuma heavily damaged and later sunk

Up to this point in the war Japan was achieving stunning victory after stunning victory.  They had good equipment, good training and bold leadership.  Everywhere they went they triumphed.  They came to believe that they were invincible, what they would later call the Victory Disease.  In preparation for their strike on Midway they noticed several weak points in their plans, but their senior leadership swept these considerations under the rug, certain that their Samurai spirit would carry them through.

Japanese carrier IJN Akagi burning

During the battle itself the Japanese commander, Admiral Nagumo, hesitated and countermanded his own orders.  As a result when the critical moment was upon him his forces were not in a position to take any action at all, being caught between options and able to act on none.  Consequently the Americans were able to capitalize on their good fortune (and let’s face it, they were damned lucky) while Nagumo, helpless, could only watch disaster unfold.

Japanese carrier IJN Kaga burning

In contrast, the American leadership did not allow themselves to base critical strategic aims on emotion.  They were, to be sure, in a desperate situation.  Led by Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid in Fleet Headquarters, Hawaii, they set their strategic goals based on cold, if heartbreaking, military logic.  They did not discount the power of their enemy and his capacity to competently exercise that power effectively. The Admirals on the scene, Frank Jack Fletcher and Raymond A. Spruance, led well trained and battle hardened men.  They did not flinch or hesitate in the maelstrom of battle, seized the golden moment and wrested victory from chaos.

Japanese carrier IJN Hiryu hit

The survivors of those long ago events are with us still.  Their memories still glow bright within their desiccated bodies, memories of momentous deeds done when the flower of their manhood was beautiful, brave and young.  Few, they are, their lives gutter, fail and will soon be gone.  Yet still the consequences of their deeds are imposed upon a world that too soon and too often forgets.  These are lessons for our times here.

Japanese carrier IJN Soryu burning

The Democratic Party is in a war to destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with some form of collectivist totalitarianism.  Until recently they appeared nearly invincible.  They have successfully conducted the long Gramscian march though our institutions, suborning or silencing any and all who stood against them.  With the accession of Barak Obama and the follow-on presumptive coronation of Hillary Clinton they appeared to have conquered all.  Then things changed.  Why?

Hillary Clinton burning

Like the Japanese, they suffered, and suffer still, from Victory Disease.  They were destined to win, and so, of course, they would.  It was not necessary to gain the support of the Deplorables in Flyover Country, so they didn’t bother.  Now, having lost the election, they over react to everything, attacking everything and everybody who isn’t of their camp.  Humiliated, they seek redress through intemperate and ill conceived violence.  Their leadership is focussed on short term action, trying to TILT! the system rather than develop viable long term plans.

Pants burning

They went for the brass ring, brushed it but did not grasp it, and are now in an uncontrolled fall.  Nor will their shrieks of rage and disappointment extend their reach nor lure the prize into their grasp.  Nor can their paid propagandists convince a populace ever more jaded and skeptical to place their confidence in the usual threadbare agitprop lies.

Donald Trump, in contrast, has a largely accurate grasp on the realities of America and the world, and does not allow himself to be distracted from his strategic goals, whatever they are and however indirectly he must pursue them.  He appears to be unfazed by his popularity, and unwilling to allow himself to presume on his victory.  Whatever else, them man makes decisions rapidly and seemingly easily.

He is not the candidate many would have chosen eighteen months ago.  It may yet be that he is the man who will avert, or al least mitigate the disaster towards which the country has been headed for so long.  The golden moment is in his hands.

 

Agent Comey

First, a reminder:

The next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Featuring John Oliphant speaking on “Draining the Swamp.”

Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church
215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering

Cost: $25/person for members; $30/non-members & non-RSVP; Students, auditors $5

RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN Sunday June 4th

N.B. Still working on the new email notification system by trial and terror, so patience, please.

From Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor website:

This is provided as received. I cannot find any confirming source online.

It contains assertions of fact I had not seen in other sources. Take it with as little or as much salt as you deem appropriate.

This unidentified email confirms many suspicions and fills in some details that I could not understand.

There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance).

Don’t believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey.

Don’t believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence Comey from some investigation into Trump.

Don’t believe the RINO narrative that Comey is a good guy just trying to do his job in terrible circumstances and the timing was bad.

Don’t believe the lie that Comey was admired and respected by career FBI investigators and agents.

Don’t believe the lie that Trump’s “tweets” are not professional and have no strategic purpose.  His tweets are weaponized and deadly.

James Comey is a poisonous snake of the highest order… a deep-water Swamp Denizen who has been highly paid to deliberately provide cover for high-level corruption by the Clintons and Obama.  He is has been central to trying to destroy the Trump campaign and then the Trump administration from the start. He is as dirty as they come in DC.  He had highest-level cover (the FBI no less) and was deep into an effort to eliminate Trump.  Trump had to move hard, fast, and at exactly the right time to cut the head off the snake without getting bitten by the snake or being finished by the other swamp denizens.

Begin by noticing how the President fired Comey when Comey was 3,000 miles away from his office, that Comey had no inkling he was being cut, that all his files, computers, and everything in his office were seized by his boss Sessions and the justice department.  This was not a violation of protocol, it was tactical. Notice how Prez Trump compartmentalized the strike and did not inform any of his White House “staff” to prevent leaks.  Notice how he emasculated Comey and the swamp denizens by letting them know in a tweet that the Attorney General got information (surveillance “tapes” from the seizure of Comey’s office) to let Comey and his handlers know that Trump’s DOJ has the goods on them.  This was a brilliant, strategic and totally imperative move at exactly the right time against horrible, evil and corrupt powers infesting our government.

The swamp is on notice that the President is on to them, they are sweating bullets because their criminal games of corruption are being pursued and they know it.  They are screaming and ranting because they are desperate denizens of the swamp who are beginning to realize they are roadkill.

THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMEY SCAM.  Taken from credible public sources (readily available if you want to look or want me to sent them to you), with a few reasonable “fill in the blank” conclusions of my own.

The Highlights:

Comey was a minor assistant US attorney in the late 90’s.  He only gained power and money by being the DOJ official who “investigated” and cleared Bill Clinton of any wrong-doing in Clinton’s totally corrupt pardon (for huge payoffs) of criminal financier Marc Rich as Clinton was leaving the Presidency.  This is how Comey began his career as a creature of the “swamp” years ago, as a servant of the Clintons.

Comey provided “cover” for the Clintons in their gaining incredible power and wealth after leaving office through pardoning a billionaire money-launderer, arms dealer and criminal.  Comey was a key piece in how the Clintons upped their corruption game and gained incredible wealth through their foundation after leaving the White House.  A huge part of the scheme was giving Marc Rich a free pass when he should have spent life in prison, and that is what Comey covered-up for the Clintons.  This set up Comey to be part of the corruption machine, making him powerful and wealthy.

Immediately after doing the Clinton’s dirty work as a DOJ official, Comey resigned from the DOJ and took a position as the head attorney (Counsel) of the Lockheed Martin company, a huge military contractor.  While he was in that position Lockheed became a major contributor (millions) to the Clinton Foundation and its fake charity spin-offs.  In return for these payment to Clinton Inc., Lockheed received huge contracts with Hillary’s state department.  Comey was the chief legal officer of Lockheed throughout this period of contributions to Clinton Inc. in return for State Dept. contracts.

In late 2012, after overseeing Lockheed’s successful relationship with the Hillary State Department and the resulting profits, Comey stepped down from Lockheed and received a $6 million dollar payout for his services.

In 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC Holdings, was deep into a scandal.  Investigations by federal authorities and law-enforcement had revealed that for years HSBC had been laundering billions of dollars for Mexican Drug Cartels, channeling money for Saudi banks who were financing terror, moving money for Iran in violation of the sanctions, and other major criminal activity.  HSBC’s criminality was pervasive and deliberate by the Bank and its officials.  HSBC was a huge Clinton Foundation contributor (many millions) throughout the “investigation” and Bill Clinton was being paid large personal fees for speaking at HSBC events (while Hillary was Sec of State).   Eric Holder and the Obama Justice Department did what they were paid to do, and let HSBC off of the hook for a paltry 1.2 Billion dollar fine (paid by its stockholders), and not one Director, officer or management member at HSBC was fired or charged with any criminal.  Exactly when everyone involved with HSBC Bank (including the Clintons and all of their “donors”) were being let off without penalty, and cover had to be provided to HSBC, Comey was appointed as a Director and Member of the Board of HSBC (in the middle of the fallout from the scandal).  He was part of the effort to cover up the scandal and make HSBC “respectable” again.

After about a year as HSBC director, despite his lack of any law enforcement experience, no DOJ leadership experience, and no qualifications for the job, Comey was appointed FBI director by Obama.  The only qualification Comey had was that the Clinton’s and their cronies knew Comey was in bed with them, was compromised and was willing to do their dirty work.  Comey was appointed to the FBI right when Hillary was leaving the State Department, and was vulnerable to the FBI because she had been using a private-server, mis-handling classified information, selling access to favors/contracts from the State Department to Clinton Foundation Donors (including Comey’s Lockheed Martin), and much more. Remember that this was about the time the Inspector General of the State Department found over 2 billion “missing” from the State Department finances during Hillary’s tenure.

The obvious conclusion is that Comey was appointed to the FBI (along with other reliable Clinton-Obama cronies)  to run interference for the Clinton’s and Obama’s at the nation’s federal law enforcement agency(in conjunction with a corrupt Department of Justice).  Comey was and is owned by the Clintons.  He owed all of his power and wealth to being part of their machine and providing them with cover.

In late 2015 and early 2016, information began to come out about the Clinton Foundation and its use by the Clinton’s as a multi-billion dollar slush fund for corruption and political favors. (even Chelsea’s wedding had been paid for by the “charity) This was right as Hillary was beginning her campaign for President. It was revealed that the Foundation had never completed required reports or had an audit.  Supposedly the FBI, under Comey, began an “investigation” of the Clinton Funds.  A “professional” accounting firm was brought in by the Clintons to do a review, file some reports, make recommendations to the Clinton Foundation Board, and provide a veneer of legitimacy to the Clinton Fund operations.  Predictably, one of the partners in the firm that was chosen (and paid lots of money) is the brother of James Comey (FBI Director).  This brother owes James Comey $700,000 for a loan James gave him to buy a house, and presumably some of the money from the Clinton Fund was used to make payments to James on the loan.  Over 2 years later and nothing has happened as a result of the FBI “investigating” the Clinton Funds under Comey.

No one in congress or federal law enforcement was intending to actually pursue the Clintons, but Judicial Watch and other independent sources obtained information proving that Hillary had been running her own server, sending out classified information, etc.  This information began to come out right in the middle of her campaign to be coronated as President.  A “show” investigation had to be performed to appear to look into it and clear her.  Who to use?…the reliable shill James Comey.

As head of the FBI, Comey (and his lackeys in key positions) deliberately screwed up the investigation into Hillary’s use of a private server and her plain violation of national security law on classified information.  The investigation was deliberately mis-handled in every aspect. Comey gave immunity to all of Hillary’s lackeys, did not use subpoenas or warrants, lost evidence, allowed the destruction of evidence, failed to do any searches or seizures of evidence, did not use a grand-jury, did not swear witnesses, did not record testimony, allowed attorneys to represent multiple suspects (corrupting the testimony).  Everything that could be done to ruin the FBI investigation and to cover for Hillary was done.  A “slam-dunk” case became a mess. Immunity was given every witness even though they provided no help.  Maybe more importantly, by focusing the FBI on the email scandal, attention was drawn away from the much bigger scandal of the Clinton Foundation that could bring down a huge number of corrupt politicians, lobbyists, and even governments.

Originally, Comey’s job was simply to totally botch the Hillary investigation and ruin the case against her and her minions within the FBI regarding he emails. At the same time Comey also started work on a parallel assignment to illegally “wiretap” and surveil Donald Trump and every other person involved in the Republican campaign.  He was tasked with digging up any dirt or fact that could be used to hurt the Trump campaign later.  This included using a fake “dossier” paid for by the Clinton campaign to obtain authorization for the surveillance and to try to associate Trump’s campaign with the Russians. Under Comey’s direction the Trump/republican campaign was monitored and surveilled and all information was provided to the Obama Whitehouse and the Clinton camp all during the campaign.

Lorretta Lynch was supposed to complete the coverup for Hillary as Attorney General by issuing a finding that the deliberately botched FBI “investigation” did not justify prosecution of Hillary.  But someone screwed up and Bill Clinton was video’d meeting with Loretta Lynch in Arizona shortly before she was supposed to make her decision on Hillary (interference with a federal investigation), and Lynch could no longer credibly squash the Hillary scandal.  The solution, give the job to James.  The Clinton’s owned him and he would have to do whatever is necessary to provide cover.

Comey goes on national TV and violates every rule of the FBI, the Justice Department and American law enforcement by revealing some of the FBI’s “evidence” of what Hillary did (enough to make it look like the FBI and Comey did some investigation), then declaring that there was no “intent” and clearing Hillary.  He did what he was ordered to do.  The Justice Department and Obama backed Comey’s coverup and it looked like Hillary had survived the scandal.

Then, right before the election, the NYPD obtained pervert Anthony Wiener’s laptop and found classified emails from Hillary on the laptop.  The NYPD began leaking details to new-media outlets, and the story was about to explode.  Comey once again stepped in to cover Hillary.  He short-circuited the NYPD leaks by publicly acknowledging the laptop and the emails, but then claimed just days later that hundreds of thousands of emails had all been reviewed and “nothing new” was on the laptop.  Once again, he had done his job.  Providing cover and FBI “protection” for Hillary on the newest scandal when it broke.

If Hillary had won, Comey would have kept right on providing cover for the corruption of the Clinton machine.  He would have kept the FBI paralyzed, prevented the Clinton Fund from being investigated, and continued to do his job as the Clinton’s personal scandal eraser at the FBI.

BUT TRUMP WON.

The Swamp and its bottom-dwelling denizens realize they are at risk from this political outsider who is not connected to the uni-party machines.  Before Trump takes office, a “failsafe” plan is implemented to ruin Trump’s administration and try to force him out of the Presidency.  The key players committed to the plan are the democrat politicians, the RINO establishment, the media, the Obama-Clinton operatives imbedded throughout the intelligence agencies and the entire bureaucracy, and most importantly, the Obama DOJ and JAMES COMEY.    The scheme is to smear Trump with Russian “connections,” through a fake FBI “investigation” and more importantly, to trap him into a charge of criminal interference with the FBI.   COMEY IS THE CENTRAL FIGURE IN THE SCHEME TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP.

The surveillance of the Trump campaign is continued after he is elected, all participants are “unmasked” illegally, and the transcripts are leaked throughout the government and to the media.  When General Flynn appropriately calls Russian officials on behalf of Trump, they brush off the old fake “dossier” and all of the surveillance of the campaign, and Comey creates the “Russian Conspiracy” investigation. With help by RINO swamp kingpin and warmonger sell-out McCain, the fake “Russian pee dossier” is leaked to the press. There is no actual evidence of any collusion or connection between Trump or his campaign with Russia, but that does not prevent Comey from initiating an “investigation” at the FBI.  This provides Comey with protection from Trump firing him immediately.  Comey (or his minions) constantly leak news of the “Russia Investigation” to the media, and the media does its scripted part by screaming constantly about “Russia.”  The Democrats fill their role and constantly scream about “Russia.”  McCain and the RINO establishment do their part by promising to “investigate” how the Russians influenced the campaign.

Immediately after Trump is sworn in, the DOJ Hillary/Obama operatives and Comey start the direct attack.  This is before Sessions has been appointed to the Department of Justice and the DOJ is still controlled by Obama operatives. DOJ Obama appointee Sally Yates approaches the Whitehouse with news that General Flynn had been in contact with Russia and alleges that he might be compromised.  She reveals that there is an FBI “investigation” into the Russia ties (which they are constantly leaking to the media themselves).  The White House Counsel (who Yates talks to, not Trump) asks for some more information.

The day before the promised additional information is to be provided by Yates to the Whitehouse, Comey sets up a dinner with Trump.  If he can get Trump to ask about Flynn or try to intervene regarding Flynn or Russia then Trump can be charged with “interfering with an FBI investigation.”  MY OPINION IS THAT COMEY SURVEILLED AND “TAPED” THIS MEETING IN HIS ATTEMPT TO SET UP TRUMP.

This is a two-pronged attack.  It protects Comey and DOJ democrat holdovers from being terminated by the new administration because they are involved in an “ongoing investigation” that they control the timetable on(albeit one with absolutely no evidence). If Trump fires Comey then he is “interfering with the investigation” which is itself a federal crime that the FBI could then “investigate.”  Alternatively, if they can get Trump to question Comey about Flynn or try to get him to back off of Flynn or the “Russia” investigation, then they again have him “interfering.”

Trump knows it is a set up by Comey and that he is probably being recorded (tips from FBI or DOJ who are not part of the corruption?)  Maybe because his phone calls in the Whitehouse as President have already been bugged and released to the media.  (FBI is in the best position to do this) Maybe because he was used to the Mafia in NY trying to shake him down every time he built a hotel.   Comey tells Trump that Trump is not under investigation regarding Russia, but that others involved with the campaign are being investigated.  Trump does not take the bait and attempt to intervene about Flynn or the Russia scam.  Later, Flynn is cut loose because he is being used by Comey and the Obama-holdover Justice to try to damage Trump.  He did not thing wrong, but if he stayed the charge of “interfering with an investigation” might seem to have teeth.  Comey verbally tells Trump on two more occasions that he is not being investigated, but refuses to state this fact publicly or when testifying in Congress.

Trump knows everything I have gone through above about Comey.  But he has to move carefully.  He has to get his Attorney General and Deputy AG in place, get enough leverage on the Russia narrative, and ideally get rid of Comey in a way that allows him to obtain all the information that Comey has been accumulating (if he is taping Trump he is taping others).  Comey, and others testify in Congress.  Under oath, both Sally Yates and Intelligence officials from the Obama administration state that there has been no actual evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  More importantly, Comey, while refusing to say that Trump is not under investigation, testifies that he has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee heads who exactly is under investigation regarding Russia.

Trump tells almost no one at the White House that he is moving against Comey (so no leaks… no listening in on his conversations) Trump somehow contacts Sen. Grassley (the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee) and confirms that Comey told the Senator that Trump was not under investigation personally.  Trump gets both the Attorney General and the new Deputy Attorney General to legitimately review Comey’s unprofessional actions at the FBI and to recommend in writing that Trump terminate Comey.  Somehow Comey goes to California (at the request of AG Sessions or already scheduled and someone at FBI telling Trump?).

Trump seizes the moment and acts. While Comey is in California, 3000 miles away and 7 hours from his office, Trump prepares a letter firing him (with Sessions and the Deputy AG recommendations attached).  In the letter Trump states that he had been told 3 times by Comey that he (Trump) was not under investigation.  The letter is hand-delivered to the FBI headquarters by DOJ officials to lock-down and seize everything in Comey’s office, including all surveillance files (“tapes”) of Trump and others.  All of Comey’s files, docs, computers and “tapes” are taken to Sessions at DOJ.  They are not taken to the Whitehouse or Trump, but to Sessions, who has every right to have them.  Sessions can tell Trump that Comey had surveillance tapes of Trump that contradict what Comey has been telling Trump, and perhaps tapes of conversations with other swamp “conspirators.”  But Trump does not have them personally or at the Whitehouse.

Comey learns he has been fired when the media broadcasts it in California.  He had no idea it was coming and he is ticked.  On cue, the Democrat politicians and media begin screaming about Trump’s “interference with the Russia  investigation” in accordance with the plan to set up Trump for that charge.  The Swamp wants to blow up the Russia narrative using Comey, and Comey is set to testify before Congress to try to hurt Trump by saying he was interfering with the FBI investigation.  Comey intends to follow through with the plan to take down Trump.

But because of his brilliant timing on this, Trump has Comey’s files, documents and information safely with Sessions at DOJ.  Trump sends out a “crazy” tweet that says:  “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.

The media and the politicians go crazy about the “inappropriateness” of this tweet.   They accuse Trump of “taping” everyone at the White House (forgetting that the Presidents phone calls with foreign leaders have been “taped” without his knowledge.)

Notice that Trump did not say he taped anyone, or that he has any tapes at the White House. It seem apparent that Trump is telling Comey that the DOJ (who has every legal right to possess it) has the surveillance information and files from Comey’s office, the “tapes” obtained and kept by Comey.  Comey and all the Swamp Creatures understand the clear message… their plan has failed and Trump’s DOJ is now holding all the cards.

The whole Russia interference scheme crashes and burns. While the mouthpiece media, Hollywood and the insane fringe continue to scream about Russia and Comey being fired, the politicians  who will soon be in the crosshairs of a legitimate (and ticked) FBI and DOJ are starting to fall strangely silent.  Comey realizes all the leverage is with Trump and that he will be lucky if he is not added to the Clinton Death List because of his knowledge (better not take any baths near an electrical outlet or get on any airplanes).

Comey tells Congress he will not testify and writes a public letter to the FBI accepting his firing and telling them he does not want to discuss why or how he was terminated.  Senator Grassley and Senator Feinstein (she must be covering her butt in fear …) issue public statements confirming that Comey told them that the “Russia Investigation” does not involve President Trump personally.

AG Sessions and his Deputy AG use the Comey trove of information to determine who has been part of the Comey Syndicate at the FBI.  They will be appointing an “interim” Director of the FBI shortly who has not been compromised by Comey, Clinton or Obama.  That “interim” Director does not have to be approved by Congress or anyone, and can immediately begin cleaning house at the FBI of all Comey/Clinton/Obama minions, initiating investigations of the Clintons, Clinton Fund, violations of intelligence confidentiality laws by Susan Rice and Obama, human trafficking in DC, political corruption… draining the Swamp.  Using the Comey files they can be fairly certain they are not getting another Comey as an “interim”, and they do not have to wait for the circus of appointing a new permanent “Director” through Congressional approval.  Most of the heavy lifting on rooting out FBI corruption and starting investigations into the swamp will be done by the “interim” before a new director is appointed. I suspect the Trump administration hopes the approval FBI Director process will be slow and tedious, so there is no political interference with the housecleaning that is starting.

In one masterstroke, Trump has eliminated a truly toxic and dangerous enemy to his administration and our country, dealt a horrendous blow to the Clinton/Obama and deep state machines, begun the restoration of the integrity of the FBI and the DOJ, and gained incredible ammunition to begin hunting the foul creatures in the swamp.

June dinner meeting and swamp monsters

UPDATE: due to some issues with the email system it seems that notifications for the last two posts to the blog were never sent out. This is an attempt to remedy that situation. Hopefully it works.  Info about the June meeting is at the bottom of the page.

If there was ever any doubt of the truth of Lord Acton’s dictum, “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” the current state of the Deep State, and the Democratic Party lays it to rest. Unfortunately corruption is catching, and a good deal of the Republican Party is clearly also infected. Yes, yes, I know: “Never criticize a fellow Republican.” In deference to the Gipper I will refrain from naming names, but we all know. We know.

But when it comes to bald-faced, criminally insane rapacity I grant the Democratic Party has no peers. The Donks can hold their own even in the company of such colossal corrupto-crats as African potentates, presidents of ex-Soviet prison states, Mexican drug lords, Chinese officials and Arab slave traders In comparison practitioners of the world’s oldest profession are shining models of restrained free market virtue. Give ’em a cheer, boys and girls! Hip hip! Hooray! And thank the bought and paid for media that keep such grisly scenes from our innocent eyes. Them’s what’s got ’em, anyhow.

And more:

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Evidently DC is in quite the panic, which, frankly, makes me glad. About time. See Gateway Pundit and The Daily Caller for more details. Petard, going up.

That’ what makes this June’s monthly dinner talk so fascinating. John Oliphant is going to talk about the Swamp. You absolutely don’t want to miss this one. It is going to be delicious.

The next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Featuring John Oliphant speaking on “Draining the Swamp.”

Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church
215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering

Cost: $25/person for members; $30/non-members & non-RSVP; Students, auditors $5

RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN Sunday June 4th

 

 

Same old dagger

Instapundit, linking to the Carlos Slim Blog New York Times, asks, “Was Vietnam Winnable?” and answers: “Yes.”

Of course it was.  The United States could have won if it had wanted to.  We didn’t want to.  Per the Gray Hag Lady the national leadership did not push the war because they hated Uncle Cornpone [LBJ], who, despite micro-managing the war did not explain its necessity to the American people.  The American people got sick and tired of seeing their sons getting shot up for no good purpose turned against the war.

The argument is plausible in part.  Certainly LBJ didn’t rally the nation to the fight, and certainly Americans were horrified by footage of the war they saw on TV every night.  We were, after all, taking as many casualties in a month – and more! – that we took in Iraq in a year.  It is also of interest to note that the anti-war movement didn’t really get in high gear until it was clear that our policies weren’t going to lead us to victory.  Ironically, LBJ, who wanted to win, depended on General Westmoreland’s failed attrition tactics which could never deliver a victory, and NIxon, who wanted to end the war depended on General Abrahms’ Vietnamization policies which were very successful.

The real problem turned out to be the Democratic majority in 94th Congress who betrayed not only the United States, but the people of South Vietnam who trusted the US to fullfill out solemn treaty obligations.  By refusing to allocate the funds necessary for South Vietnam’s self defence the Democrats guaranteed a Communist victory in South Vietnam and set up the Communist take overs in Laos and Cambodia.  The result was millions of dead at the hands of Communist regimes.

The Democrats once again demonstrated their insidious anti-American bias when in 2003 they turned in lockstep against the war in Iraq, which they had supported up to that point.  Having failed to force an American defeat during the Bush administration it fell to Barrack Hussein Obama to abandon the Iraqi victory and open the way for the ISIS infection to spread misery and death over the Islamic world in the Middle East and North Africa.

Now we see that same treacherous support of bloody totalitarianism in the single minded war against the Trump administration.  Just as they were determined to squander the American victory in Iraq, just as they were committed to insuring a Communist victory in Vietnam, just so are they committed to destroying President Trump, his administration and the hope of an American restoration in America itself.

To all appearances they are through with brining about the dictatorship of the proletariat by slow marching through the institutions.  They thought Hillary would deliver America to Socialism once and for all.  America, it seems, has other ideas.  Enraged by their disappointment they appear to be aiming to bring it about by violence and intimidation.  The respite we hoped to gain with Trump’s election will seemingly be much briefer than we had hoped.

WE, not they, are the Resistance.  Don’t believe their lies.  Don’t let their lies stand when you hear them spoken aloud.  Avoid crowds.  Do NOT settle for anything less than total victory.

Silver bullet

We have all decried the excesses of activist judges who legislate from the bench.  For some reason we have allowed ourselves to be bamboozled into thinking that there is nothing we can save get better judges.  That has to stop.

Daniel Horowitz points out the silver bullet nobody seems to see: US Constitution, Article III Section 2 #2: 2: “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”That’s at 1:15 in the video below.

And Horowitz is right, a legislative candidate, at whatever level of government, who runs on compelling the judiciary to enforce the law or face penalties would be a winning candidate.  Penalties such as removing illegal immigration cases from the courts’ jurisdiction, making all such cases a a routine administrative procedure, for example.

Another thing he points out, judges can be impeached for bad behavior.  I’d say that flouting the law as written is bad behavior.  I could say, “Oh, that will never work, they’ll just win in the end.”  Yeah, probably, at first.  At first it will just be a case of forcing the Left to defend its chosen instruments, expending time and resources that they would rather not spend.  Get enough of these cases going and they will inevitably lose some.

In any event, more can be done than is currently being attempted.  Failure to attempt to oppose the Left is a recipe for certain defeat.  They know that, which is why they go to such lengths to discourage us, by threats of violence, by lying to us, by convincing us that we don’t stand a snowball’s chance.

Newsflash: Snowball Trump won.

Order Stolen Sovereignty.
Read it.
Study it.
Implement it.

Splish, splash

Old Facepalm (sounds like a brand of undrinkable cheap whiskey) dragged herself out of the woodwork again this week, with another email blast to try and shore up the Donks’ crumbling credibility.  Watching her fecklessly thrash around reminds me of watching somebody drowning, there is a great deal of splashing but no progress.  One is filled with pity, horror and the hope that the victim will grasp the life ring just to her right rather than drag would be rescuers down with her.

No hope of that.  The Socialist Democratic Party is determined to go down thrashing.  The real tragedy here is not that the Dems are sinking, but that they are committed to bring as many Americans as possible, and possibly the Republic itself, down with them.

Your humble correspondent has long thought that the destruction of America as constituted in 1789 is exactly their goal, ever since they became a wholly owned subsidiary of the CP USA.  Their motto seems to be, “We have to destroy America in order to save it.”  That their idea of salvation always and everywhere devolves into terror, famine, mass murder and abject, catastrophic and repeated failure is probably why so many Americans don’t want to be “rescued” by these people.

Their blind, unreasoning hatred of Republicans and all things Trump stems from the fear that their dream of seizing and holding total power in a shattered America will be thwarted.  That is why they can change their positions on any issue instantly and (please note!) in lockstep unanimity with a straight face, and can say, with no sense of irony, “I was for it before I was against it.”  It is Orwell’s duckspeak lifted from “1984” and programmed into our very own Leftist puppets.

Unfortunately a substantial part of the GOP politicians have either been co-opted or have not yet twigged to this fact.  It is high time they did, and only we, the People, are going to be able to wake them up. Remember, only you can prevent Democratic majorities.  Let’s be about it, then.