Interesting political events


1.  Governor Cuomo of New York made an on camera statement yesterday that Trump is "responsible" for CODIV-19 in New York state.  He made it clear that IHO Trump caused it.  He went on to say that Trump could not walk the street of the Big Crummy without an army of bodyguards.  The implication being that he would be attacked physically by outraged New Yorkers crying something like "off with his head!"  That could be easily interpreted to be incitement to violence against a president of the US.  This is probably a federal crime.  In response Broadway Joe Scarborough has exhorted Cuomo to withdraw the remark.

2.  Whether or not the hero salon owner in San Francisco lured Nancy Pelosi into her shop for a hair "blow out" (whatever that is) is irrelevant.  The political damage done to Pelosi everywhere but San Francisco is immense.  She is exposed as a hypocrite who preaches submission to the commandments of the god Fauci, but then surreptitiously violates them when in her private world.  Even more compelling is the implication that her sins are caused by a lack of belief in CODIV-19 as the return of a scourge with Black Death levels of effectiveness as a civilization buster.  IOW her moaning and bitching about COVID-19 is just political noise.

3.   And today Old Joe is weeping and moaning about how Trump insulted his hero son by saying that KIA/WIA were "suckers and losers" during his trip to France. Trump and the people around him deny that ever happened. The Dems must be worried. BTW someone should tell Joe that his hero JAG officer son was neither killed nor wounded in Iraq. Joe may be a little cloudy about that.  pl

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46 Responses to Interesting political events

  1. Fred says:

    The left is busy destroying the independence of small business owners using the cover of covid as an excuse. The ongoing consolidation of power by the elite at all levels is accelerating. I see in the NYT that psuedo conservative is now gaslighting for a color revolution when what looks like Biden’s inevitable loss happens. He’s not the only one.

  2. Deap says:

    The comments to article on the uber-Liberal San Francisco Chronicle – online SFGate – about Scofflaw Nancy’s illegal hair salon appointment are scathing. There are both cynical and conservative voices out there in California after all.
    NB: a “blow out” using a hair dryer and rounded brushes to give hair a smooth finish and lift, in stead of setting hair with curlers and waiting for the hair to dry. There are some salons who only do “blow outs”. Branco cartoon this week is a classic – showing Nancy getting the blow out and the next panel showing what happened to her after the blow-out blow back – shooting off the borders of the cartoon.
    Could California flip – strong distaste for Pelosi, Gavin and Kamala Harris? Unlikely, since the big public sector unions continue to run this state and control critical masses of voters.

  3. turcopolier says:

    No. They will just fabricate enough votes to carry the state.

  4. Eric Newhill says:

    In NY state Cuomo is becoming persona non grata as he increasingly displays an ego maniacal side of his personality that some, somehow, hadn’t previously recognized. He’s not fooling anyone any longer.
    NYC – the Big Crummy (LOL) – might be a different story – or maybe not. There are apocryphal stories of a mass exodus, unheard of apartment vacancies, frightening crime and filth. Maybe the stories are true. I haven’t been there since Feb and have no desire to return. So no personal knowledge of the situation. There are murmurs that NYC could go Trump, in which case Trump would win the state. Though that probably would be suppressed by manufacturing votes. It will be interesting to see what happens
    In my college town in Western NY the students have returned and I see them having house parties all over the town. They are not social distancing or wearing masks as they mingle.

  5. Fred says:

    The students are smart enough to know they were getting fed a line of political b.s. Now to see if they just give the powerful in the front of the room the answer they want to hear to get a decent grade or begin to believe the leftist indoctrination.

  6. Vegetius says:

    If you have been paying attention since they first started lying about German soldiers spiking Belgian babies a hundred years ago, this morning’s outrage fits a familiar pattern.
    The dual citiens and their puppets are clearly prepping the ground for traitors in our security apparatus and officer corps to remove Trump.
    So, say the vote seems close but Biden and the networks declare victory the minute poll close in the midwest, officials in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin project him ahead but refuse to certify the vote because of mail-in ballots, the media begins a full spectrum BIDEN WINS campaign, and the streets fill with Antifa and BLM.
    Anyone here care to speculate on what the Army and Marine Corps is going to do in this situation? Obey the President? Signal support for the traitors? Hide under their bunks until it all blows over?

  7. Deap says:

    Are there really that many Antifa members – they have to ship the few they have all over the place it appears.
    Think they might be just a traveling JV team, and not a movement. By now, we should we not know a lot more about them – numbers, locations, organizational structure, command control, communications network?
    Still far more organized public sector union members who will be doing the real damage on election day – all 44 million voting as a block -united in every community. And solely for their own self-interest. Can you blame them?
    Right now the public sector unions who are fronted by the Democrat party in my town are aggressively recruiting know-nothing candidates to run for every school board and community college trustee seat – just to insure their teacher union agendas get carried out with zero dissent.
    Probably happening in your community too. Then they follow up with letters to the editor discrediting any non-union independent candidate – they are smooth, slick and sadly all too often very successful. They excel at the grassroots level since they have so many public sector employee interested parties in every community. We even know a lot of them by name – but not necessarily by their conflicted agenda.

  8. Deap says:

    The official word from SFGate about the status of beauty salon in San Francisco: No two ways around it – FancyNancyBad.
    Outdoors only: after Sept 1
    Indoors with limitations: after Sept 30
    “Hair salons and barbershops: The state allows for indoor operations with modifications, and S.F. began allowing them to operate outdoors on Sept. 1. Indoor operations will be permitted at end of September with limited capacity.”

  9. BillWade says:

    So, we get Trump down here in Florida, Biden in his basement,and hair raising rebel Pelosi in the White House?
    I sure hope President Trump has some earth shaking developments just around the corner cause he’s running out of time to sort this out.

  10. turcopolier says:

    And today Old Joe is weeping and moaning about how Trump insulted his hero son by saying that KIA/WIA were “suckers and losers” during his trip to France. Trump and the people around him deny that ever happened. The Dems must be worried. BTW someone should tell Joe that his hero JAG officer son was neither killed nor wounded in Iraq. Joe may be a little cloudy about that.

  11. scott s. says:

    Army and Marine Corps will do nothing. The first important date is 14 December. That is the date electors meet to vote for pres and vice pres. The question is what happens in a state if the electors don’t meet, or the state (I think typically the state Gov) does not transmit the certified electoral votes to Washington.
    Even then it’s not a crisis until 6 Jan 2021 when the new Congress counts the votes.
    We’ve had the situation in 1876 Hayes v Tilden where there was dispute over the validity of the electors’ votes.

  12. Laura Wilson says:

    All — Army veteran and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) hit President Trump over his reported comments disparaging fallen soldiers on Friday, citing injuries she sustained in the line of duty.
    “I take my wheelchair and my titanium legs over Donald Trump supposed bone spurs any day.”
    What say you all who have served?

  13. Eric Newhill says:

    The ironic thing about what Trump is alleged to have said about the troops (I doubt he did) is that the lefties think exactly that – that they are suckers and losers for imperialist capitalist running dog colonizers. Biden loses votes by feigning distress over it, if anything. Trump’s base doesn’t believe unsubstantiated allegations, especially after all we’ve been through in that regard.

  14. turcopolier says:

    Laura Wilson
    He did not say it.

  15. turcopolier says:

    How many do they need? The IRA provos never had more than a couple hundred men on “active service.”

  16. Deap says:

    Laura, Why do you want to believe and republish these anonymous anti-Trump statements? (Signed: Former USAF camp follower)

  17. Fred says:

    Lara Wilson,
    Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic tosses off innuendo surrounded by quotation marks but surprising no one does not list any name he is directly quoting. It is only 4 paragraphs in that you find McCain’s sycophants are still sore for Trump doing what McCain couldn’t, win the White House, and refuse to expand the endless wars overseas. His remarks from November 2018 are online. He’s the first President to visit that site in 100 years.

  18. Laura Wilson says:

    Well, Trump sure said this! And he even re-Tweeted was he said!

  19. akaPatience says:

    Sheesh, even John Bolton refuted the goofy story in The Atlantic. That magazine has become such a worthless, pathetic effort but a very good example of political activism posing as journalism.
    Gov. Cuomo is digging a deeper hole for himself. Evidently he’s instructed NY to not cooperate with the DOJ’s civil rights investigation into Covid nursing home policies/deaths.
    As for Joe Biden, I heard a great line on TV last night to the effect that more people have been seen at bus stops than at Biden campaign events.

  20. AK says:

    I am disinclined to believe anything that comes out of the MSM these days that does not have specific names and dates attached to the information. Not out of any special devotion to Trump, but simply because the MSM have long since shredded their own credibility on matters attributed to “anonymous sources”.
    Anymore, if you believe anything like this from these outlets, you are either a patently gullible rube or you are so partisan that you’d rather be lied to in order to confirm your own biases than to know the truth.

  21. BillWade says:

    John Bolton,who was with Trump at the time, 100% denies Trump ever said such things but the damage has been done to some effect. My wife got a call from her daughter but she was out so I spoke to her, she was worried that the $100 birthday gift we gave her live-in boyfriend would be worthless as he doesn’t have a checking account, he then got on the phone and advised me about Trump’s disdain for veterans (he know I’m one). Since there’s no point in arguing with a 45 year old idiot who has no bank account, I said nothing other than it appeared that Biden was mentally losing it. The daughter said, “yes, we know but mailed in our votes for him”. Funnily enough, I like the guy in person but as the saying goes, “you can’t fix stupid”.

  22. Fred says:

    The Atlantic also has an “interview” between Ann Applebaum and Peter Strozck. Not mentioned is the word “FISA”. One wonders why. Of the many doozies of statements is this:
    “The former FBI agent Peter Strzok worries that Americans will never learn the full story about Trump’s relationship with Russia.” and this one:
    “Applebaum quotes from Strzok’s book:
    “If Clinton’s email had been housed on a State Department system, it would have been less secure and probably much more vulnerable to hacking than it was on her private server.””
    Wow, I didn’t know Barak fouled up our national security so badly that the State Department – under Hilary – was less secure than that set up in Clinton’s closet.
    Durham and Barr must be close to actually indicting someone up the foodchain from Clinesmith if these folks are willing to destroy the last of their credibility by spreading this crap in the hope it force’s people to spend hours debunking this crap rather than pay attention to things that are more important. Like riots, indictments, Pelosi’s fraud etc.

  23. turcopolier says:

    Laura Wilson
    McCain was a crazed man. I first met him just after he was elected to the House. He was traveling with Goldwater who seemed to pity him. Mad as a hatter.

  24. Tidewater says:

    Laura Wilson,
    Marine Corps birthday is November 10. Armistice Day is November 11. Trump and Melania would routinely send the Marines the traditional greetings; I just looked up the birthday message for the 243rd and note that it ends with “Semper Fidelis.” The Vice President also sends a birthday greeting. Mike Pence’s son is a Marine. If Trump was in Paris in 2018, whatever the scheduling or other reasons for his decision not to go to a distant American/allied war cemetery (bad weather), he would still have been very much aware of Marine Corps birthday. There would have been some jarheads nearby in his entourage; also, probably, some embassy Marines would have come into view, and they would have been emitting dignified signals of gusto etc. He would have liked that, too.

  25. Timothy Hagios says:

    It seems the media have learned that they can claim virtually anything, no matter how implausible, without proof of any sort, and the public will still keep going back to them again and again.
    Over in Russia, the Russians supposedly poisoned someone else with novichok, the super-deadly nerve agent that never kills anyone. Proof? Of course not. With this latest fake news, it seems like they are taking a break from publishing lies about Russia to publishing lies about Trump. Five bucks says that they find a way to tie the two stories together.

  26. Barbara Ann says:

    Vegetius’ question is extraordinary to contemplate, but I think this is rapidly becoming of vital interest: What will the military do if the election result is inconclusive but claimed as a win by the Dems, and the ever cooperative media scream at them to act? How far has TDS penetrated the senior ranks?
    Trump remains CinC until January in any case. But Milley’s open letter not so long ago and the open letter to him from John Nagl and Paul Yingling makes me wonder if the Resistance ops room really could try and pull off a military coup d’état – perhaps with the intention of installing a President “blow out” Pelosi.
    If Biden’s chances slip much further this would seem the only play they have left, as defeat is clearly unthinkable. Are they desperate enough? Resistance activities to date, including the ever more farcical attempts to smear Trump (incl. points 1. & 3. in this post) would seem to indicate maybe so.

  27. turcopolier says:

    Barbara Ann
    I am no longer sure about this. The long term effect of sending hot runner officers to graduate school with lefty professor is worrisome.

  28. turcopolier says:

    A French Army friend took us once to the Aisne-Marne cemetery at Belleau Wood. It is US sovereign territory, ceded to us by France. It is largely maintained by volunteer, unpaid French contractor work. The US guardian lives in a nice house on the property. He told me that his predecessor lived there throughout the occupation. the Heer placed a guard on the place and kept him and his wife supplied until US troops reached the site. The German guard commander surrendered to the Americans in the Guardian’s living room.

  29. Deap says:

    Sharyl Attkison says it best: Prepare for the “Scheduled Scandals” between now and November.
    The exquisite coordination of this ginned up ” dissing military vets” hoax is chilling – an instant fund raising appeal, Gold Star mothers, Morning Joe and press questions about Trump’s lack of soul -Plus Trump’s time having to deny the coordinated, multipart attack.
    Obviously, every Trump fan base group will get sabotaged by the Democrats relentless politics of personal destruction. We are seeing evil. We need a score board and a betting gallery to see how long these go from lurid start to debunked finish.
    Time to get a rubber stamp for any an all occasions: “Scheduled Scandal”. No further rebuttal necessary. Yet, their repetition is corrosive. As planned.

  30. Deap says:

    All of this smear pattern sounds exactly like the Kamala Kavenaugh treatment. Run it up the flag pole and then distance yourself later when it is proven to be total lies.
    BTW: where is that wretched soul these days anyway? In Biden’s basement, Chef Kamala is most likely the now now cooking up the scandals du jour. This is her style.
    Time to dissect Kamala Harris’s perfectly awful tactics during the Kavenaugh hearings, where she was one of the nastiest public voices out there.
    Licking her lips when she read the statement about the back seat rape from her totally bogus, certifiable crazy, fake contact source – which she never bothered to vet. No apologize for once she was thoroughly discredited..
    Is this what the country wants in a VP? But then she refused to vet Biden too before gleefully stepping up to the task.

  31. Deap says:

    Laura, you do realize John McCain did lose to Barack Obama in 2008? So he was factually a loser. Whether he was an effing loser is a judgement call; not a question of fact. McCain and daughter were hardly cordial supporters of POTUS Trump – looks like Trump might have given him a well-earned Bronx cheer in return.
    Why would this surprise you, let along why do you think this should shock us? Or could you be planted here to deflect from the upcoming revelation it was most likely McCain that was trafficking the Steele PeePee Dossier against Trump. I suspect McCain’s dirty hands on this matter would also earn more than a Bronx cheer from POTUS.
    McCain certainly did not leave the stage gracefully, which was too bad since he did perform heroically in his younger life. Trump owed him nothing when he made his final exit. Which one can assume is exactly what McCain expected in return.
    McCain made sure his hand from the grave was still operational to inflict as much surrogate humiliation they could muster after the fact with the family’s public posthumous dis-invites. That was appropriate too. Bad blood begets bad blood.

  32. TonyL says:

    Trump did say this about Mc Cain:
    “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
    So it is believable that that he also called them “suckers”.
    In the article Laura linked above, Frank Luntz tried to give Trump a chance to correct what he just said. But oblivious to his degatory remark, he confirmed what he really think about all the soldiers who were captured by the enemy (not just about McCain),

  33. TV says:

    In the New England state where I used to live, the largest voting bloc was state employees and their families.
    Think that state has gone broke from public sector union contracts?
    Even if Republicans were to miraculously win in these states, the state capitals and political structures are little swamps – including Republicans feeding from the same public trough.

  34. TV says:

    Quoting Snopes is like quoting Pravda.
    Like Politifact, Snopes is just another left wing oppo research organization.
    As reliable as a fart in a snowstorm.

  35. TV says:

    My niece was a staffer at the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    She keeps her politics pretty much to herself.
    Of all the Senators she dealt with, McCain was the rudest and most obnoxious.
    Donald Rumsfeld was also bigtime obnoxious.

  36. optimax says:

    If anybody would like to take down Trump for ideological reasons, it’s John Bolton. He said he never heard Trump call the dead Marines “suckers and losers”, and he was there. At least Bolton has enough integrity to not lie.

  37. Babak makkinejad says:

    Perhaps some person can explain to me how these safe congressional districts operate in the United States?
    How do deranged men like John McCain keep on getting elected over and over again?
    Are the electorate blind? Or are they equally, if not more, deranged?
    Is there a real dearth of capable men -قحط الرجال – in the United States?
    Or is it not possible to raise such men politically?

  38. Philip Warren says:

    Arthur Schwartz tweeted about Kelly and Mattis on June 5th as a planned CNN hit piece
    He now says the CNN piece fell through so it was shopped to the Laurene Powell Jobs owned Atlantic Magazine.
    The Atlantic article is full of weaselly language: “according to three sources with knowledge of his views”, “according to sources with knowledge of the President’s views”. Did he say it or not?
    Semper Sedition?

  39. J says:

    With the pencil-geeks and OSD Esper wanting to cut health care for career retires, they’ve also had in their cross-hairs the Stars and Strips. In comes the cavalry to the rescue, POTUS has said that’s not going to happen. Stars and Stripes according to POTUS will continue, much to the chagrin of Esper and his pencil-geeks.
    Now if we can get POTUS to protect retiree health care from Esper’s and his pencil-geeks grubby mits, would be a good thing.
    Why doesn’t Esper ‘volunteer’ to work pro-bono, why is he paid an OSD paycheck for attending champagne and shrimp parties? After all, Esper was one of those West Pointer’s who wrote a rebellion letter against POTUS Trump. Why hasn’t Esper been fired for insubordination?

  40. JM Gavin says:

    Laura Wilson,
    Military service and personal sacrifice in uniform don’t provide anyone with a blank check to do or say whatever they want for the rest of time without being challenged.
    I spent 27 years in uniform, with several vacations to CENTCOM locales. I am a combat-wounded recipient of both the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. I may also be a complete jackass or a hyper-partisan clown. You should examine anything I say or write with a critical eye, same as anyone else.

  41. turcopolier says:

    JM Gavin
    If Trump said that the VN war was “stupid” he was correct. I spent two years there because I, like you, was/am a professional soldier and went in obedience to orders. That did not make the war any less “stupid.”

  42. BillWade says:

    There’s only one reason McCain was a fighter pilot in the Navy, his father. Another guy, Bush, was a fighter pilot in the Navy, do you wonder how he got there?

  43. turcopolier says:

    Bush was a dive bomber pilot and was shot down during a mission against some crummy island.

  44. JM Gavin says:

    My words were about LTC(R) Duckworth’s statements concerning POTUS’s alleged disdain for the military (more specifically, Duckworth’s apparent demand for automatic credibility based on her service). I am too young (by two decades) to have served in VN, but I suspect that every war is folly to an extent. I know that “my wars” in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa had more than enough stupidity and senseless actions.

  45. BillWade says:

    Col, Was actually thinking about junior, now that I think about it, I don’t recall if he was in the AF or Navy Guard.

  46. Deap says:

    And another political event – Serbia/Kosovo: Grenell supports Trump’s interest based bargaining techniques that led to this historic agreement.
    The HILL: Friday’s agreement reflects President Trump’s long-held vision for Kosovo and Serbia to focus on economic development, job creation and industrial development as prerequisites to the permanent resolution of political disputes.
    His belief from the start has been that trust is built first in the process of creating opportunities and futures for young people, rather than in the settlement of scores, symbolism or the righting of historical wrongs.
    The U.S. will spend the next year implementing these new agreements, and the people and governments of Kosovo and Serbia have the full trust of the U.S. government to carry them forward.

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