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President Trump has ordered the declassification of previously unreleased and/or redacted material regarding the FISA court materials in the Russia collusion probe.

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

I’m sure they’ll drag their feet as best they’re able, but it will come out, and soon.  The soon to be ex-Congressman from the 28th District, Adam Schiffhead Schiff has noted the event, and predictably decried it.

“President Trump, in a clear abuse of power, has decided to intervene in a pending law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks will advance a false narrative,” Schiff said in a statement.

“With respect to some of these materials, I have been previously informed by the FBI and Justice Department that they would consider their release a red line that must not be crossed as they may compromise sources and methods,” Schiff added. “This is evidently of no consequence to a President who cares about nothing about the country and everything about his narrow self-interest.”

Spin it, Schiffy.  Realistically, what else can you do?  Jig’s up.  I’ve even seen reports that the Donks are offering to drop the #MeToo BS against Kavanaugh in exchange for reversing the declassification order.  My, my, my!  What’s in those docs and texts must really be juicy. Yeah, spin it, you’ll just be drilling a borehole straight to Hell for you and your Commiecrat pals.  Nunez has it right:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nune (R-Calif.) said Trump’s order to release 20 pages from the Page surveillance application “shouldn’t take more than a few days.” But he raised the specter that a reluctant intelligence community could delay it further. Nunes also suggested that this release of documents should be “all the information that the American people will need to see.”

“This is really full transparency for the American people,” he said.

“For two years we’ve been force-feeding this Russia Kool-Aid to the American people,” he continued, adding, “I feel so bad for some of these people in the resistance.”

I don’t.  I will rejoice when I hear their lamentations.  So sue me.

Oh, and it seems that Jeff Sessions is un-recusing himself.  I don’t have backup on this … yet.  If it is true then we’ll be hearing about it soon.  And we’ll be hearing a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth as these traitors see the maw of their destruction opening under their feet. They have been feeling it coming, the tremors as cracks appear and widen in their supposedly invulnerable wall mutually supportive network of silence and lies.

But it’s not just at the very tip-top that things are coming unravelled.  Our old pal James O’Keefe brings us more of what these barbarians have been doing.  This is the undercover reporter guy that brought down ACORN some years ago, broke the Planned Parenthood selling baby parts story, pulled the cover off the Teacher’s Unions and is now going after the Deep State.

Things are coming unravelled for them, and not a moment too soon.  More will be revealed.  Recommended: Pray for the President, the Country and our own families.  Things could get rough.  Stay away from crowds.

The Deep State Blues

The term ‘Deep State’ has gained currency in the last few years.  It refers to a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.  These people are typically on the Left, working for the transformation of America into a totalitarian collectivist State, consciously working to undermine the rule of law and invalidate the express will of the more traditionally minded majority of Americans.

We know who some of these people are.  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are certainly the most famous of the Deep State leadership.  We have come to know the names of a few others: Lois Lerner, James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, James Clapper, Lisa Barsoomian, and a cast of black hats too numerous to mention by name.  It is literally a cast of thousands, most of whom quietly work for the demise of our Constitutional liberties behind the scenes.

Trump is their nemesis.  In the first place because he is not one of them, but worse, he knows about them, opposes them and has set out to destroy them.  That is why they have been trying to mount a coup to have him removed from office from the moment he was elected.

The Deep State has been successful all these years precisely because they are a secret organization, a cabal, unknown and unaccountable to any outside their ranks.  That is changing.  We have seen a number of these people and their agendas exposed and in many cases removed from influence.  It is this exposure that is most dangerous to them, because once their cover is blown they become vulnerable to the operation of law.

Congress has been grinding away at the layers of secrecy and obfuscation for months, slowly and painfully drawing out into public view the horrible truth: these people hate us and want to see us corralled, tamed and either neutered or destroyed.  But now, a new window is opening on their maleficence.

This will NOT help the Donks come November.

Admiral Mike Rogers is the man who personally went and told candidate Trump that the FBI was covertly surveilling his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower.

Waking up to Crazytown

Generally I find political ads pretty uninspiring.  Here, however, is a really great one from the RNC.  I am pleasantly surprised on two counts.  First, it is dead on target, the target being the growing insanity of the Left.  Clearly it is an attack ad using the Donks’ own words and actions to expose their appalling propensity for violence.  This is good because so many low information voters will not have seen most of this on the regular propaganda channels.  Second, it doesn’t moralize.

Some people think that Republicans should be above attack ads, proponents of the Mitt Romney school of electoral victory: “My worthy opponent is a great guy, a wonderful father and patriotic American.  Vote for me.”  Nice guys finish last.  It is necessary to clearly and unforgettably establish in the electorate’s mind not only why they should vote for us, but also why they should NOT vote for Democrats.

The American Spectator has an interesting article advancing the thesis that the opposition to Trump has less to do with Trump the man than opposition to Trump the voice of We the People.

They are out to get Trump only because they want to crush the populist revolt and restore the Ancien Régime. They have no respect for democracy and even less for the voters. They want to disenfranchise 63 million “deplorable” Trump supporters and go back to business as usual — fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a Venezuela. There’s only one way to stop these creeps from impeaching the President and ruining the country. Every Trump voter who came out in 2016 must go to the polls on November 6 and drown the Democrats in a red wave.

This coup d’etat we cannot allow to happen.  Only we can prevent it.  Ask me for your precinct walking maps and I will provide them.  Don’t wait, do it NOW!

The crazymaking strategy

Wretchard T. Cat (aka Richard Fernandez) has a great analysis of the Donks’ strategy.  Click on the link and follow the series of tweets to the end.

Say, why haven’t I been deluged by requests for precinct walking lists?  Y’all couch potatoes get off the couch and go make spuds!

By the way, don’t forget the Summer Party.

You are invited to the fabulous, wonderful indescribable awesme etc.:

Annual Summer Party – Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
1823 Foothill Blvd.,
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Glendale Burbank Republican Assembly gladly presents its annual Summer Party at the magnificent Jeffers’ Estate in the foothills of La Cañada Flintridge, at the top of the 2-Freeway @ Foothill Blvd.
CARL DEMAIO — “The New Howard Jarvis” YES on 6 Author of the popular “Gas Tax Repeal” Initiative on the November ballot.
And The Dynamic Power Duo:
SUPERVISOR MICHELLE STEEL — Anti Sanctuary State LeaderSHAWN STEEL — California Republican National Committeeman –Repeal the Sanctuary State Campaign (among others)
Catered TRI-TIP BBQ Lunch — No-host beer and wine bar — Music by popular “Sardo Brothers Band”
Tickets prices: $20/person, $40/couple (plus online fees) bring the kids! 12 & under FREE & Fun Stuff for the Kids (if you cannot attend, a donation will be greatly appreciated).
Dress Attire: Appropriate Summer Casual –Get Your SELFIES With Our Prominent Guests and Speakers
Pick-up your “Repeal the Gas Tax” campaign kits, yard signs, and sign the initiative petition to “Repeal the California Sanctuary Law”. Get your grass roots, boots on the ground supplies ready for a big push!
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded people: Fellow Republicans who share your views and values, and….Have lunch and personally meet our dynamic invited guest speakers — all on the front lines of California’s hottest , most critical issues affecting you and your families.

Share this event on Facebookand Twitter.We hope you can make it!Cheers,Diana Kronfli, Lois Billings

Uranium One, Inc.

Have you ever wondered what you get back when you file a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rubric?  I always thought you got a pile of papers.  But no, it seems that is provided in electronic format.  Since the FBI kindly provided some documents in response to such a request I thought you guys might like to see what it looks like.  So here are some documents on Uranium One, Inc. involving She Who Is Above the Basket of Deplorables.

Just follow the link below to see what has been turned over.  A warning screen with a red border might pop up; just click on it and it will disappear.

Some of it is pretty boring, some of it is pretty interesting.  Like this bit, for instance:

Lock her up!

Dictatorial impulses

Adam ‘Oh shif’ Schiff is off promoting the idea that Donald Trump is some kind of iron fisted dictator.  This from a ranking member to the Party of Totalitarianism!  Irony ain’t in it.  Adam, old bean, if what you said were true you would long ago have been dragged out by bulky men in bad suits, shot and later brought to trial.  The fact that you can still flap your pie hole gives the lie to your idiocy.  I’m always surprised at the gob smacking stupidity of the lines your masters feed you.  There’s really only one reason they keep you around.

Trump and global economics

A member of the Republican Club submits today’s entry.  I grant that I do not have the author’s permission to present his work which I believe is well worth our Club’s members’ consideration.  If he objects I will certainly withdraw the post with apologies.  I make bold to add my own observations at the end.

First and foremost, get politics out of your mind and put aside the authors biases; just read what is going on and if you doubt any of it check it out in your own way.
This is a Global Economics piece.  The fact that it is written by a guy who is apparently a huge Trump/Republican fan who is opposed to Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters does not change the facts.  The author is Joel Ross, Principal, Citadel Realty Advisors, 15 West 36th Street, NYC, NY.   Mr. Ross publishes a $300 per year subscription newsletter, which makes predictions based upon economic data.
July 29, 2018, by Joel Ross
To understand the trade war with China, you need to understand that China at the moment is having a major slowdown economically.  The stock market is down 25%.  Many banks are being bailed out by the government.
Everything and everyone in China is way over levered, and the economy is therefore in a high risk position which the government was trying to fix.  The trade war got in the way, forcing the government to subsidize the smaller banks.  China is loaning tens of billions to countries like Pakistan to build ports and railroads and infrastructure.  Problem is, these countries have zero possible way to ever repay these loans.  So, now the Chinese are faced with stopping the projects or asking the IMF to bail them out.
It is a mess for China and the countries who took the loans.  There is starting to be pushback against China for this.  So, Trump’s timing to go after China is exactly right.  They are in a weakened position right now.  Ignore all the hype about how they could sell their $1.4 trillion of US Treasuries; sell to whom?  Not going to happen.
The whole world agrees China violates every rule on trade and steals IP.  Trump is just the only one who is willing to take them on, with the rest of the world cheering him on from the sidelines.  Now it appears the EU is willing to cooperate with Trump and revise the WTO and to push China on IP and other trade violations, something they were never willing to do before.
Can 4% GDP growth continue?  Maybe.  But 3.5% would be great.  Remember the left, and the press saying in 2016 and early 2017 that 2% GDP was the new normal maximum, and the US was at its peak and we faced stagflation, economic decline, etc. Two percent was the accepted number as what good growth would be.  Larry Summers was right out there saying 4% was impossible.  Some in the mainstream media and Wall Street said getting above 2% was pure fantasy, and Trump was dreaming.
So, as I have said often, ignore the talking heads, and the mainstream media.  They all have an agenda.  Almost none are objective.  The tax bill and deregulation was a huge boost.  The left just can’t admit it.
There are even stories now in the press that 4% is really a bad thing.  Four percent is great!  It may not be 4% next quarter, but 3.5% would be terrific.  If Trump really does a deal with the EU, Mexico and Canada, and then Japan, 3.5%, or better, is very realistic.
Capital expenditures will ramp up further once the tariff issues subside and that uncertainty goes away.  The legacy media states exports were hyped due to pending tariffs, but to do that, inventories were drawn down, so this quarter inventories will be rebuilt, potentially pushing GDP growth upward.  The press does not want you to believe it because it means the Republicans win in November, so they will try to convince you otherwise.  Even my very liberal economist friends admit  privately to me that the economy is going to be booming for at least 6 more quarters.  The key is to reelect Republicans to control Congress.
Keep in mind Maxine Waters will chair the finance committee if the Dems get control, and Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker.  Think about that combo, and the lowered ability to get budgets and more tax reform done.  It should drive you to the polls and to take all your friends with you to vote.
What a trade – Trump, and 4% GDP, or Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi.
If you want to understand Russia, and the whole gas pipeline issue you need to understand that gas and oil is 52% of Russia’s GDP.   The GDP of Russia is slightly smaller than NY State, around $1.5 trillion.  GDP per capita is only $8,748 in 2017.  This is far lower than in 2013.  We heard this first hand when I was in Russia, but now the stats show it to be true.  The standard of living in Russia is declining.  Twenty percent of the Russian budget goes to weapons and the military.
So, Trump is right.  How can Germany build a new gas pipeline with Russia which will fund more weapons spending, when they are supposedly having sanctions because of weapons and Crimea?  It’s nuts.  The gas line will provide Russia billions of new cash flow for weapons which are aimed at…Germany.  But Merkel also thought letting in over 1 million Muslims was also a great idea until the voters rebelled, and the rest of the EU voted right wing in response.
Reality is Russia is now in economic decline due to lower oil prices and corruption.  Defense spending was reduced this year.  So what does Merkel want to do?  Build the pipeline to pay them more badly needed money.  Trump is not out of line for his comments.  The pipeline is the same as Obama paying Iran $150 billion just as their economy was tanking.  Truth is Russia cannot afford to wage a real war in Europe now that Trump has forced NATO to materially up spending and readiness.
If Obama was still in power Putin could take over Baltic states and have only a few sanctions because under Obama NATO was militarily unable to react.  That was why Putin felt he could go into Crimea with no big problem.  Putin also knew he could continue his cyber war with no real consequences under Obama.  Don’t believe the crap about Trump favoring Putin, or that the Russians have something on him.  That’s more lefty nonsense.  The US pays 71% of NATO’s costs.  Germany pays less than 1.2% of their GDP for their own defense.  We pay far more for Germany’s defense than Germany does, and they can afford to pay.
Trump is right for making this a major issue.  So in 2018, NATO and the US are upping spending on defense and Russia cannot keep up.  Russia is forced to reduce spending because oil prices did not rise as much as Putin needed.
Under Obama US defense spending went down from 2013 on, and Russian spending on its military went up a lot, and China’s even more.  Obama left us in very bad and weak shape versus our main adversaries.  It was massive US defense spending by Reagan versus Russia that won the Cold War.  The story now is very similar versus Russia and Iran.  The best way to win a war is to far outspend the bad guys until they fold with no shots being fired.  A strong offensive capability and willingness to use it (missiles fired at Syria) is the best defense.  Putin and Xi got the message.  Putin blew it by favoring Trump.  The last thing he wanted was a much stronger US military and stronger, capable NATO.
Iran’s GDP is $439 billion, less than that of 14 states.  And now it is tanking.  Obama gave them $150 billion, which was 34% of their GDP.  Iran cannot compete with the US and Israel.  Israel is much smaller by population and has a GDP of $320 billion.  With sanctions Trump is imposing, Iran is in real economic trouble, and cannot afford a war with us, the Sunnis, and Israel.
The Obama nuke deal just empowered Iran to go on an expansion into Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon.  Now Israel and the US are pushing back with the help of the Sunnis.  Reimposing sanctions will severely cripple Iran and they will likely try to attack shipping in the straits and the Red Sea.  It will end very badly for them now that the Sunnis, Israel and the US are teamed up, the US military is being rebuilt, Sadr is pushing back on Iran trying to control Iraq, and the Iranian people are protesting and ready to revolt.
The entire Mideast situation is going to change by year end when sanctions go back into effect.  Iran will run out of money to continue their expansion.  What is astonishing is Merkel and the EU prefer to try to get around the US sanctions and trade with Iran instead of cooperating with us and destroying the regime.  And the press thinks Trump acts badly with the EU?  The EU hasn’t been paying for their own defense and they favor Iran.
The US economy is on a roll.  It will be strong well into 2019 and maybe into 2020.  The stock market will go up.  Just be patient.  Bond prices will decline further.  All equities will continue to work.  They will resolve trade in the next 90 days.  Before November.  NAFTA will get revised.  WTO will get revised.  Putin is in no economic shape to invade anyone, or do another Syria.  He is now motivated to try to work with Trump.  If oil prices stay around where they are, Russia is hurting.  The US Q3 GDP will be over 3%.  This is like under Reagan.
Trump will bury Putin in military spending and Putin will have to concede on some issues.  It will just take time.  It took Reagan three years.  If the result is no pipeline, Russia is in more trouble.  Farm products in the EU will still be a big problem.  Macron cannot give in on this and stay in office.  From here on it is all about China, and how Xi can give in and not lose face.
Bottom line, a very strong US economy and big defense spending will overwhelm Russia and Iran.  A strong economy, allowing big defense spending, matters a lot in terms of geopolitics. The price of oil is strategic, not just economic.
Nicky Haley will be elected president in 2024   She will be the first woman president. Mark it down
“God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.” – François-Joseph Méry

I am not as bullish as Mr. Ross.  For one thing, it seems to me that so much irrationality has been built into the American economic system over the years that it is a mathematical certainty that the consequences will catch up to us.  It hasn’t happened yet, but it will, and the longer it delays the worse it will be.

First, consider the national debt, which is continuing to climb.  Trump can’t really control that as that is the provenance of Congress.  But one of the Trump campaign planks was reform of the medical monopolies which are a prime driver unfunded liabilities.  He fell silent on this topic immediately after the election and has allowed the status quo to continue, piling up trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities.  And no, simply repealing Obamacare does not address the issue.

Second, as I am in Real Estate I am noticing that the housing market seems to reached its apogee; prices in Southern California have not only stopped rising, they have declined, and will, in my opinion, continue to do so.  It feels like 2007 all over again.  The 2007 housing bubble pop kicked off the 2008 recession; times have changed, but a substantial decline in the housing market will produce no short term improvements in the economy, of that I am sure.

Of course if things do drop into the toilet Trump will be blamed, and if it happens before November it will affect the election.  If the Donks take the House there will be the devil to pay, you can bet your bottom dollar on that.  So it is vitally important to insure that they do not do so.  That means we must work, work, work.  I have access to precinct lists which I will gladly make available to members (as I have already done for those who asked), and I can arrange for campaign materials for you as well.

Your humble prognisticator offers this sound advice for these interesting times, regardless of what happens, “Buckle up and hold on to your hat.”

The FISA courts too!?

I have to hand it to Judicial Watch, they plug away till the get the goods.  I’ll have to toss ’em a few bucks, suggest you do likewise, ’cause the stuff they turn up is priceless.  It turns out that the FISA court authorized a warrant to spy on Carter Page without taking the trouble to hold a hearing.  They just rubber stamped it.  Then Yates and Comey lied about it under oath.

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Hey, no big deal, right?  I mean, what’s a few dirty tricks among friends, especially if it’s in a good cause.  I mean, like, really, right?  Am I right?

By the way, where is Adam ‘Oh, shif’ Schiff’s opponent in the upcoming general election?  In June Schiff naturally won the Democratic primary.  The Republican primary was won by Johnny Nalbandian, whose website is here.  I’m wondering if anybody’s heard anything from him since he did an interview with Erin Cruz back in July.  The website doesn’t mention a campaign headquarters, nor have I seen anything about any appearances of his.  Can anybody shed some light on this?  Drop me a line either by email or in the comments section below.

Blowing up Mueller +Republican Club meeting tonight

Now we know that the whole fake Russia dossier on Trump was not a cobbled together, fly-by-night concoction dreamed up and foisted on the FBI by a few rogue individuals acting independently under the Bureau’s radar.  It was being shepherded by people at the very top of the FBI from start to finish.  Everybody knew, everybody was in on it, everybody was complicit both within and without the organization. (sorry, can’t make the video pop up, you’ll have to click the link)

This means that Mueller was actively taking part in the Russia hoax he is allegedly investigating.  He is pretending to investigate the very scam he helped perpetrate.

The next question I want investigated is, what other politicians were read in on this?  How many, notably Democrat politicians have been pushing the investigation knowing full well that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was a fraud created by and for their own team?  Who else knew, and when did they know it?

I think we can reasonably speculate that our (*cough, cough*) friend Adam Schiff, who has been such a vocal proponents of the Mueller investigation was perfectly well aware of what was going on and willingly participated in an attempted coup against the duly elected president of the United States.  Proving such a thing would likely be hard unless the DNC springs a leak.  That is not likely, everybody remembers what happened to Seth Rich.

That should not prevent us from asking the question over and over.  Or from demanding, over and over, that he tell us what he knows, forcing him to repeatedly deny that he knows anything.  “Really, Adam?  You’re going to tell me that members of the intelligence community colluded in favor of your candidate and nobody whispered a word to anybody in the DNC?  You are the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, don’t you think you should have known SOMETHING?  Why don’t you know?  How can you prove that you are not an accomplice to this conspiracy to unseat the President of the United States just because your candidate lost the election?”

It is time to gear up for the midterms. We want to support all our Republican candidates.  Obviously we have some good ones at the State level, starting with John Cox, but we really need to hit the race between Adam “Oh, shif” Schiff and his challenger, Johnny Nalbandian.  How can we best use this new information to retire Schiff?  These are some of the questions to be discussed at tonight’s Republican Club of the Foothills meeting.  Be there or miss out on all the fun.

Republican Club of the Foothills August Meeting August 31, 2018

Topic: practical plan to turn the Foothill area red.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ~ program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Community Center of La Canada Flintridge
4469 Chevy Chase Drive, La Canada, 91011

We’ll be in the Arts and Crafts room BEHIND the big hall where we’ve been meeting.

Light refreshments will be offered

Cost: $5.00 at the door

More action items

The legislature, as is its wont, is at it again, doing everything possible to destroy the citizens’ peace of mind and fiscal security.  We have to stop sending energetic idiots to Sacaramento, time to send some lethargic duds.  What are they up to now?  No good!  Look at this:

Call the Capitol NOW to say NO on SB100

Call the state Assembly as soon as possible to stop more blithering idiocy from passing: Say NO on SB 100. This bill would raise the cost of energy even more to meet ineffective, unnecessary climate goals.

As you know, California accounts for only 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, so the money you pay because of policies aimed at marginally lowering GHG emissions is a complete waste. But the policies are raising the cost of energy and the cost of living, and California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

SB 100 increases the mandate for renewable energy from 50 percent to 60 percent by 2030 and sets up a bureaucracy to figure out how to get to 100 percent. We already pay 60 percent more for electricity in California than the national average. CALL these legislators NOW to stop this bill:

Speaker Anthony Rendon

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Travis Allen

Joaquin Arambula

Catharine Baker

Autumn Burke

Sabrina Cervantes

Ken Cooley

Jim Cooper

Tom Daly

Cristina Garcia

Jose Medina

Patrick O’Donnell

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Freddie Rodriguez

Blanca Rubio

You may also want to call your own representative in the Assembly. Go to to find your Assembly representative and contact info.

The money you save will be your own!