Sam Stein, little Donny Deutsch and the wrath of Joe Scarborough


This segment from this morning's show is just too good to pass up.

I must say that Mika is quite fetching in her new role as Joe's Consort, Morganatic wife, Jarriya or whatever it is that they think their relationship may be.

I understand the British Borg has frozen RT's bank accounts in London and a "government entity" has attempted to block Assange's communications presumably to halt the flow.  Well, good luck boys and girls that horse left the barn some time ago and is now living well in a number of places.  pl

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59 Responses to Sam Stein, little Donny Deutsch and the wrath of Joe Scarborough

  1. Edward Amame says:

    I watched for almost a minute before I had to turn it off. They’re like fingernails on a blackboard, only worse.

  2. doug says:

    RT’s bank has just decided not to do business with RT. They have to move their account to a different bank. Banks do that all the time with businesses that cost them more money than they earn from the account. It’s completely different from “freezing” accounts which locks in the money. RT’s report is accurate, Drudge’s headline is not. Typical of many of Drudge’s headlines.

  3. turcopolier says:

    Edward Amame
    Yes, of course, they are saying things that you don’t want to know or hear. pl

  4. Edward Amame says:

    Col Lang
    Not at all, I wasn’t even really listening. Their act is just really bad showbiz. Honestly, I could care less what either thinks about anything.

  5. Fred says:

    You missed the good part at 5:00 where Mark Halprin comments that the paid speeches to Goldman Sachs “Seems to confirm the suspicions that people have of how the Clinton enterprise operates”

  6. johnA says:

    Yes, of course.
    Taking any bets on the next London bank???
    Link to the bit about the money lost part?

  7. Fred says:

    “Paid speeches to Goldman Sachs”
    “Qatar wants to give Bill Clinton $1 million as a birthday present.”
    and Mark Halprin:
    “Seems to confirm the suspicions that people have of how the Clinton enterprise operates”
    “Intervene in Syria”
    I wonder where else she wants America to intervene?

  8. turcopolier says:

    Edward Amame
    what abut everyone else around the table; Mark Halperin, Richard Haas, Sam Stein, little Donny, and the guy who saved GM? pl

  9. JohnH says:

    Cutting Assange’s internet communications…could that be the much ballyhooed cyberattack on Russia? If so, what a joke!

  10. Edward Amame says:

    Col Lang
    Sorry, I couldn’t get past the two insufferable stars at the open.

  11. Babak Makkinejad says:

    Mark Halprin is a neocon, need one say more?

  12. Babak Makkinejad says:

    I thought Obama saved GM.

  13. Origin says:

    Now that the speeches are published by Wikileaks, HC should “release” them today and claim now that she has released her speeches, Trump should keep his promise and release his tax returns.

  14. Old Microbiologist says:

    Its not just in the U.K. it happened to me earlier this year when Bank of America closed all of our accounts without notice. We were customers for over 28 years and had a ton of cash as we had just sold all three of our houses we owned in the US. They are not required to provide any reasons for closing accounts and amazingly rude when contacted. You would have thought we were terrorists. It was a great deal of money but we were able to open an account at a friendly non-profit military based credit union as I am a retired officer and we recovered all of it, somewhat painfully. Our crimes? My wife is a dual Russian-American citizen also retired from the US federal government but we chose to retire to Hungary, a country which is defying the globalists. This is now happening a lot in the US to many dual citizens. I would write my Congressman but expatriate Americans have no representation in Congress. That also explains some of the extremely onerous laws against ex-patriates including FATCA. We cannot complain to anyone in government about this. There are a lot of retired military who retired overseas so this is a fairly large group now affected by these laws. It will not get better with Clinton.

  15. Edward Amame says:

    Yup. I did. I missed it. But I do agree with what HRC said in the leaked emails about how “attention deficit disordered political punditry is.”

  16. turcopolier says:

    Steven Rattner. pl

  17. VietnamVet says:

    I can’t watch cable news; but, watching the link it popped out how severely Russian American relations have deteriorated in the last three years. Then YouTube suddenly jumped to Andrea Mitchell talking about Russian cyberattacks. This is frightening. They are literally talking about the lights going out across the world. It would start WWIII.
    Pushing fear is all that the establishment has left.

  18. Tyler says:

    Absolutely amazing and we’re not even into the 20th of October. So far we have:
    – The Clintons are owned lock, stock and barrel by the Gulfies and the Bankers.
    – The media is in full collusion with the Clintons, the DNC, and the entire Left-Communist-Tolitarian Axis.
    – The DNC cooked up a scheme to instigate assaults and chaos at Trump rallies.
    – HRC’s van has a med bay set up inside it.
    – Assange’s internet connection has been cut off.
    Every single Alex Jones tin foil hat conspiracy theory turns out to be TRUE, and then we have idiots like Correct the Record paid troll (DNC Hasbara) Origin coming around bleating on about “tax returns!” L M B O
    Look folks, here is the thing. Trump might not be the perfect candidate for people, but he is the perfect candidate for the times to blast through this globalist attempt to shackle the world to the mastery of a few sad fools.
    The truth is though that the genie is out of the bottle: Trump is as much id as he is avatar for the Irredemable Deplorables such as myself. There will be no “we must unite behind the President” nonsense from Trump, just like there will be no concession by Hillary when Trump wins. For whatever faults Trump has, he has blasted apart this overripe, rotten fruit called the United States.
    I don’t know what happens next, but business as usual is over with no matter who wins. My prayer of thanks is: Thank you Lord, that when such times are upon us I am young and strong and in the summer of my years.

  19. Jack says:

    You’ve noted on many an occasion to separate information from the source. But when what you suspect is proven that media is a giant IO, how should one process information from sources that are known for misleading and misinformation?
    I am having a good chuckle at the hypocrisy of the Democrat partisans. IMO, they no longer have much credibility as their faux outrage when Dubya propagandized us to war in Iraq was breathtaking. That outrage was conspicuous by its absence as Obama and the Borg Queen created anarchy in Libya and Syria began their alliance with al Qaeda along with the Saudi and Gulf monarchs.
    And now we have evidence of the collusion between the media and the Borg Queen’s campaign. We truly are in the Pravda era in the US.

  20. Jack says:

    Who you kidding? Amazing the level of IO required by the Borg Queen to put away as flawed a candidate as Trump. The Deplorables ain’t going away.

  21. Jack says:

    My niece married a Swiss man. When they got to Lausanne to set themselves up, she found no bank willing to open an account as she was a US citizen. This will happen more and more as we become a pariah nation due to our we’re above the law hubris. But of course that’s how our political elite feel about the law here at home.

  22. ked says:

    who isn’t pushing fear, thriving on fear or acting out of fear?

  23. Earthrise says:

    If there is a ruse to abandon Mosul and transfer the forces to Deir al-Zor, we’ll soon know. If Mosul falls quickly, not only will this be exposed, but it would be a nice bookend to how it fell in the first place. I was worried for a split second that this could result in the loss of the Syrian garrison in Deir al-Zor. But then I imagined the Russo-Syrian operations room watching these columns snaking across the open desert via satellite, then zooming in via shadowing drones, then the flashes of light and smoke; problem solved. I am not across the terrain, but I believe the bridges are down over the Euphrates (didn’t the US smash some more recently?) No heavy weapons, or realistically any vehicle, would survive the trek from Mosul to Deir al-Zor, nor would any concentration of infantry.
    Deir al-Zor is the key to the future Western protectorate of Syriraq, I can’t see it falling quietly.

  24. Earthrise says:

    “Pushing fear is all that the establishment has left.” I see this too.
    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi
    Almost there.

  25. Farmer Don says:

    View from the peanut gallery.
    It seems that there are two large groups of people who previously had little interaction are now both in effect working great guns for trump.
    The first are the ones one would expect. The people in “Fly over America” who have seen things go down hill for then for the past decade, and see the Democrats only providing more of the same.
    The second group seems to be young informed people, who just HATE Hillary. They are overwhelming all of Hillary’s forces on Twitter. They are doing investigative reporting, such as the girl who found the twitter posts on asking how to modify Hillary’s emails.
    They are putting up sharp cutting videos on the internet that are far more effective than the traditional TV ads. They are going over all the leaked documents and putting out informed comment.
    Again they are no great fans of Trump, but they despise Hillary.
    I imagine the first group as the oldies at the family BBQ who are in one group drinking and bitching, and the second group are their kids sitting off to the side with their Smart phones and Tablets immersed in the internet.

  26. Fred says:

    Yes as they don’t normally slip up like that.

  27. Fred says:

    That’s why she’s still in the race.

  28. tpcelt says:

    Back in the day, as I recall, Donny got his first really big media boost from Trump. He was successful in business, but it wasn’t until his Apprentice appearances that he seemed to start showing up on Today and other shows, then as a lifestyle commenter (like on panels where the questions were of the ‘what do guys really think about….?).

  29. robt willmann says:

    pl, Babak,
    Here is an amusing article by Taki Theodoracopulos — Greek, a tennis player, karate practitioner, writer, and participant in “high society” — in which he deconstructs Steve Rattner, whom Obama made the so-called “car czar”–

  30. doug says:

    Back in the 80’s, I was working with another fellow that had a small company on a technical problem that affected us both. We were working away soldering and testing changes when somehow we got to talking about flying. I had just gotten my private pilot license. He mentioned that he was also a pilot. I asked what he flew. He answered: “a MIG.” What does one say? He was Hungarian and a fighter pilot. One Sunday he got in his MIG and flew it, at extremely low altitude, to Italy and landed in a park. This was on of the first pilots from the Soviet Block to defect with a MIG. He went into witness protection for well over 10 years and was just emerging from it. He was able to get his wife and kids over here. Nice guy but you’d never guess his background.

  31. Dubhaltach says:

    In reply to robt willmann 17 October 2016 at 09:51 PM
    “Greek, a tennis player, karate practitioner, writer, and participant in “high society” ”
    High on cocaine – he was convicted, sentenced, and jailed for possession with intent to supply.
    Then there’s his acting as a shill for the neo-Fascist Golden Dawn movement …
    He might be an amusing convicted felon and fascist but that doesn’t mean he’s any the less despicable or dangerous.

  32. Old Microbiologist says:

    Yes, Now you run into a lot of people here in Hungary that defected or left in 1956 yet returned to Hungary as it is far better to live in Hungary than in the US or even Switzerland. My next door neighbor was almost exactly as you described yet he returned “home” anyway after he retired in Switzerland. There was a large joint Soviet/Hungarian air base in our neighboring city of Veszprem which also housed a mechanized infantry Division plus artillery brigades. All were decommissioned in 1992 and the bases closed and repurposed. The training areas are now used by the US and NATO so I hear a lot of bombs in the summer. A lot of my friends here were former MI-24 or MI-8 pilots and all speak English. As a former UH-1H pilot we have lots of good stories. Hungary now has zero helicopters in the military as all were given to Afghanistan. They are down to 6 functional SAAB Grippen’s and have zero tanks or APC’s as all of them were sent to Ukraine and subsequently lost. They have one small mine sweeper in Budapest on the Duna river. It is funny now to see such a hollow army and supports Trump’s claims about not pulling their weight in NATO. On the other hand who should they be afraid of given Hungary’s gravitation back towards Russia, the only country anywhere willing to import Hungarian agricultural products? We get a of stuff from other EU countries (only the “good” ones like Germany or France and not from the “bad” ones like Czech Republic or Slovakia etc. It is a very unequal alliance within both the EU and NATO and I believe this is the root cause of the dissension inside Europe.

  33. Old Microbiologist says:

    But it needs to be all of them and not just the three they were lucky enough to find. Assange was cut off by his hosts the Equadorians probably under sever pressure from the US. Trump’s filings in the UK from last year are sufficient but probably not interesting as we don’t seem to hear anything about them. She must also release all of her tax returns for 15 years as well including everything to do with the Clintoon foundation. This will not, of course, ever happen.

  34. trinlae says:

    Yes, among the young buck twitter groups seen lately are “Democrats for Trump” (@youngdems4trump) and “Black women for trump” etc. and have comments with phrases like “ruining the country.”

  35. steve says:

    Here in flyover Iowa, I find that the two groups you mention are frequently one and the same, distinguished only by age.

  36. LeaNder says:

    she found no bank willing to open an account as she was a US citizen.
    Jack, sounds odd. What comes to mind is the ongoing struggle around tax evasions or tax havens and related issues and the accompanying struggles on national layers. Though it does not make the least sense in your niece’s case, if she lives there. Not that you ever needed to be a Swiss resident to open a bank account there.
    If I were your niece, I would want to find out what exactly the problem is. Dislike of Americans more generally seems to be a very bad explanation. … Besides Lausanne has a US embassy, they should know all she needs to know. …
    From the bank’s side experiences of troubles? Lausanne banks surfaced in a recent investment scheme over here. Maybe in other circumstances too.
    We had heavy times with customer data cd-roms sold to German tax authorities meaning troubles in German – Switzerland + bank relations.
    OM’s story sounds even odder. But?

  37. kooshy says:

    Tyler, I am glad you wrote this comment, here I agree with your comment, it will be harder to govern since next president’ legitimacy is now gone.

  38. kooshy says:

    Oh yes i forgot, he is very correct now shackles are truly off for everyone.

  39. Anna says:
    Four-star general in Stuxnet leak probe: “The ex-general wasn’t an original source for the journalists and was trying to mitigate damage already done.
    Cartwright spoke to the reporters “to protect American interests and lives in a story they had already written,” said defense attorney Greg Craig, Obama’s first White House counsel. “In his conversations with these two reporters, Gen. Cartwright was engaged in a well-known and understood practice of attempting to save national secrets, not disclosing classified information. His effort to prevent publication of information that might harm American lives or national security does not constitute a violation of any law.”

  40. AJones says:

    We’ve reached a VERY scary point in our history. In comes a well-known, brash, iconoclastic billionaire and single-handedly takes on the establishment. And all of the forces of the empire are marshaled and directed at him. The speed and unity of the operation is breathtaking. More impressive than the conversion of factories in WWII to be refitted to produce tanks, planes, and armaments. I had always assumed that while there was obvious bias in the media and special interests that there were some balancing counter forces. But I have been shocked to my core with the singularity of the establishment, from left to right. From Chomsky and Sanders to libertarians and GOP leaders.
    It seems like the only groups out of the establishment empire are the far-left, alt-right, religious right, and working-class Americans. These are good and principled people, but that is their weakness in this election. Malevolent people have energy while good people are prone to discouragement. As Yeats pointed out, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with a passionate intensity.” I was reading one Podesta email which talked about a “Catholic Spring” to subvert the “middle ages [sic] dictatorship” in the Catholic Church. And plans (schemes) to bring the leadership to heel through a sort of economic sanctions. Podesta replies that this Catholic Spring has to bottom up, not top down. Demonic f*cking stuff.
    There is even serious discussion among some smart conservative types about where Trump can flee to in exile if he loses the election. They believe there is likelihood that Trump will be arrested after the election and imprisoned and the groundwork is being laid now for that (with the IRS). Many on the left (including some MSM folks) have said Trump and those who supported him must be silenced after the election and even talked about destroying them by taking away their livelihood. I’m now up to 12 hours a day resding Twitter, internet sites, Wikileaks, et al. Never have I been so scared by what I am seeing. I plan to do a novena to Our Lady of Fatima before this election.

  41. Tyler says:

    This is some of the best concern trolling on your part I’ve ever seen. Magnificent really.
    Its also changes none of the facts Taki laid out, the facts which bother you more than any conviction.
    “Neo fascist” Is more succinct than writing “anyone opposed to open borders globalism”, but I imagine you typed that with the lights on while hiding under the bed.

  42. eakens says:

    I predict that Trump will release his tax returns, and that the 30K+ missing HRC emails will be released. I just think they will be done closer to election day.
    I also think the contents of the emails might actually be so bad that they may want to replace Hillary, but won’t have time to do so.
    This election is like a large tire fire.

  43. optimax says:

    This undercover video by Project Veritas explains “Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies, using a tactic called “bird-dogging,” according to a new video investigation released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
    The goal of “bird-dogging”: to create a sense of “anarchy” around Donald Trump that would undermine his political support. Often, the tactic uses the most vulnerable people — including the elderly and disabled — to maximize shock value.”
    These subsidiaries of Hillary’s campaign and DNC paid the homeless and others to instigate violent reactions from Trump supporters waiting in line at Trump events. The videos of the provocations were shown and described on the news as proof That Trump supporter were violent. The DNC and Hillary are practitioners of Saul Alinsky’s revolutinary tactics.

  44. Larry Kart says:

    Somewhat off topic, but I highly recommend to everyone Andrew Bacevich’s recent book “America’s War for the Greater Middle East” (Random House). Very enlightening, it might be described as an acute compendium of everything that the Colonel has been saying on SST from the first (though perhaps he doesn’t agree with Bacevich on every point). Remarkable to me how many of the crucial details and episodes in this tangled tale have been semi-forgotten or not fully grasped by a reasonably conscientious observer (i.e. myself) who has been an adult through all this.
    Bacevich concludes: “Finally, and perhaps most important there is this: Thus far, at least, Americans appear oblivious to what is occurring.” OTOH, if that’s the way to put it, “…[while] the afflictions besetting large portions of the Islamic world will undoubtedly persist…their relative importance as determinants of American well-being will diminish, a process even today already well advanced even if U.S. national security priorities have yet to reflect this fact.”

  45. turcopolier says:

    Larry Kart
    I don’t know Bacevich but I have never heard him say anything I disagreed with. He seem immune to corruption induced by media attention. pl

  46. turcopolier says:

    You had quite a run yourself! We have learned that having been drafted you were an enlisted medic, then an SF medic and CO of various medical lab units. How is it that you were a Huey helicopter pilot and where did you find the time for that? pl

  47. johnA says:

    If RT was deemed a prop organ and one wished to discredit it one would :
    a: ignore and let the weasels work on it via a team smear approach
    b. give it some “cred” amongst the deplorables?

  48. alba etie says:

    Col Lang
    I do believe Mr Hass was on Morning Joe last couple of months saying that President HRC might want to bomb the Syrian Air force so as to change the dynamics with the Russian support of Assad . ( SIGH ) … what could possible go wrong ?

  49. Babak Makkinejad says:

    But Ratner helped save the jobs of many Deplorables; no?

  50. Matthew says:

    Jack: Some of us Democrats had real outrage over the Iraq War, the Libyan War, and the Syrian War. These unnecessary interventions didn’t become acceptable just a Democratic President approved them.

  51. Fred says:

    You mean structured bankruptcy restructuring, which is that bad, bad thing that Trump did. How many GM suppliers still went out of business, didn’t get their invoices paid, left their employees out in the cold?

  52. Fred says:

    Maidan Square revolution comes to main street USA.

  53. Tyler says:

    Maybe throw in for Saint Michael as well while you’re at it. Hard times a coming.

  54. Babak Makkinejad says:

    The man who really hurt suppliers was a foreigner – by the name of Jose Ignacio Lopez. His policies led to the bankruptcies of many small lean and efficient US suppliers to GM. Look him up.

  55. Yeah, the pressure not to open Swiss bank accounts for Americans is definitely coming from the American side–because of tax evasion and money-laundering issues. The Swiss, in general, have nothing against Americans.

  56. different clue says:

    Edward Amame,
    What ever happened to Mayor DeBlasio’s plan to shut down all the Horse Carriage riding in New York City and send all the horses out to be murdered
    and turn the land under the stables over to Democrat-connected crony real estate developers? Has that plan gone ahead?

  57. different clue says:

    Babak Makkinejad,
    Bush began the saving process by extending GM a TARP-loan big enough to keep GM alive into the Obama Administration . . . so it would be Obama’s problem.
    The Obama Administration did a forced-bankruptcy cramdown on GM and Chrysler. It wasn’t a bailout the way giving free money to the banks in return for nothing at all was a bailout. The GM executives didn’t get big bonuses. They got fired. For example.

  58. different clue says:

    Their hope would be to get Hillary elected and then force her resignation “for health reasons” or something as soon as possible. Thus installing Kaine as President. (IF upcoming email releases are so bad that Hillary can’t preserve her “governating viability”. And she is not the type who would want to resign.)

  59. different clue says:

    Here is your chance to vote your outrage by voting Not-Clinton in one way or another.

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