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Why Mueller should be fired

I wrote an essay on this subject. PeterKa (talk) 08:04, 5 April 2018 (EDT)

I just added a great stock photo of Mueller colluding with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. PeterKa (talk) 19:50, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
Love that photo! Can you upload it here? RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 10:35, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Done! PeterKa (talk) 17:41, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

Update: Newly leaked Congressional Research Report: Special Counsels, Independent Counsels, and Special Prosecutors: Legal Authority and Limitations on Independent Executive Investigations dated April 13, 2018. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 20:38, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

The dumbest generation

Why do I suspect that these are the same people who believe in Russia collusion and in 14 genders? "A Third Of Millennials Aren’t Sure The Earth Is Round, Survey Finds." This is a survey of 18 to 24 year olds. (BTW, here is Aristotle's original proof that the Earth is round.) Something needs to be done to prevent these idiots from voting! Science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once proposed that voters first be required to solve a quadratic. PeterKa (talk) 09:06, 7 April 2018 (EDT)

These are the same kids who think the Constitution is outdated,[1] who support undoing First Amendment freedoms on free speech[2] and religious liberty,[3][4] and want to live under a socialist country.[5][6] --1990'sguy (talk) 10:33, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
Yet another poll found that support for First Amendment freedoms is declining among young people: [7] --1990'sguy (talk) 09:02, 11 April 2018 (EDT)
And their unionized teachers are walking out of classrooms to convince the kids that the their employers - the kids parents - are unfair to workers. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 11:44, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
Well, if those Millennial kids in question really want to live in a socialist or Communist country (like it describes in the last linked article), they should put their money where their mouths are and move to Venezuela, Cuba, China or North Korea, just so they can find out what their beloved socialism/Communism is really like in practice and why the people they mock and ridicule who actually had to live under those systems were eager to get out and flee to America or another democratic Western country. Northwest (talk) 15:22, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
The earth is an oblate spheroid so it is not round. :)Conservative (talk) 17:15, 7 April 2018 (EDT)
Wow that really is surprising. I had heard about a "resurgence" in the number of people thinking the Earth was flat but never thought it was that high. FredericBernard (talk) 10:04, 8 April 2018 (EDT)
I get the feeling like "Flat-Earthism" is mostly a trolling meme. Sure, a few true believers exist, but I doubt there has been a huge increase in people believing the Earth is flat in an age where we have actual photos from space. I really don't trust YouGov polls anyway. People sign up to conduct those polls online for rewards like restaurant gift cards, not exactly academic. --AnchorDown (talk) 21:20, 8 April 2018 (EDT)
The flat earth is a big meme these days: "Flat-Earthers are back: 'It’s almost like the beginning of a new religion'." Youtube is full of warring videos with rounders and flatters going at it. It's former 9/11 Truthers in search of new conspiracies to promote. As recently as 2005, Thomas Friedman could write The World is Flat and not have to worry that anyone would interpret the title literally. PeterKa (talk) 21:12, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

Major conservative victory in Europe

In Hungary, Viktor Orbán, a conservative prime minister who has taken a very strong stance against immigration and other issues (and who even built a border barrier along the country's southern border) won a major victory in his country's elections today.[8][9][10] The polls expected he would win, but few people thought he would outperform his 2014 election result or win a supermajority -- he achieved both. Orbán also ran his campaign exclusively on opposition to immigration and support for preserving Hungarian/European/Christian culture and values. This is great news for European conservatives who want to reform the continent's immigration policies. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:26, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

Please add to MPR

Would someone please add this to MainPageRight? This election victory is a big deal, especially for the Christian-conservative-patriotic movement in the EU. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:03, 8 April 2018 (EDT)

Mueller raids Michael Cohen's office

Now we know why Joseph diGenova and other lawyers turned Trump's business down. They didn't want Mueller to raid their offices' like he raided Michael Cohen's office today. Mueller has no jurisdiction in the Stormy Daniel's case, so this is way outside his mandate. Time to replace Mueller, as I explained earlier. Both Mueller and the FBI, which carried out the raid at Mueller's request, come under Rosenstein's authority. If Trump doesn't feel up to firing anybody, he can at least rebuke Rosenstien, who is very much a beta male. Mueller looks ferocious in his still photos, but he hardly ever speaks in public. We can think of this as a slow motion coup by the Deep State. Not many people understand that Mueller had a sleazy track record before he was named special counsel. Sadly, the administration hasn't done much to let them know. PeterKa (talk) 23:38, 9 April 2018 (EDT)

This is truly disgusting. The Stormy Daniels story is the only thing that came out of the illegal FISA wiretaps (Brennan's "moral turpitude" comment). The diGenova case may he related to a conflict of interest in his wife representing the confidential informant in the Uranium One case. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 00:01, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
If Mueller pulls off this coup, he and his Hillaryista lawyers are the kings of Washington. No lawyer with anything to lose will represent Trump now. There is certainly no position like Mueller's provided for in the Constitution. As in his previous cases at the FBI, he controls the media with leaks and wins his cases without ever having to prove anything in court. Every American has a right to counsel, except the president, apparently.
Anne Coulter has thought this through better than I have: "2d worse thing @realDonaldTrump could do is fire Mueller and make him a martyr. Fire Rosenstein. Fire Marc Short. Fire Nielsen. Let Mueller twist."[11] More words of wisdom: "Mueller is DYING to get fired. Then he'll be a martyr! A hero! Otherwise, he's just a loser who couldn't find any crimes by Trump."[12] Even better than firing anyone, Trump can yell at Rosenstein and call him dirty names. Guys like that can't take the heat. PeterKa (talk) 03:17, 10 April 2018 (EDT)
Actually, diGenova's conflict of interest is more likely related to his wife, Victoria Toensig, representation of Scooter Libby. Now that Libby is pardoned, as time passes, diGenova may be able to join the team. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 22:24, 21 April 2018 (EDT)

Michael Cohen and Cheryl Mills

Now that Michael Cohen's office has been raided, what about Cheryl Mills? She destroyed 30,000 emails for Hillary, but couldn't be questioned by the FBI because of attorney client privilege.[13] Oh, and the arguement that an FBI "taint team" makes it OK to raid a lawyer's office has already been rejected by the courts.[14]
Here is yet another reason to fire Rosenstien. When he was confirmed for his current position, he used a falsified resume to cover up the fact that he was the investigator who cleared Hillary in the 1993 Travelgate episode.[15] PeterKa (talk) 02:53, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

Travelgate looks like a very good starting point to begin a Rod Rosenstein bio. We got enough info spread over the wiki to collect on one page now. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 03:14, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
In context, the reference to Rosensteins interview of Hillary seems to relate more to the Filegate scandal, which as a more serious scandal (national security breaches, political spying, misuse of FBI files for partisan opposition research, etc) than the Travelgate scandal, which was primarily about cronyism. Both scandals involved civil rights violations of government employees. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 17:53, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

The Tragedy of the Commons

There really is no such thing as the "Problem of the commons". Can Problem of the commons be moved to Tragedy of the commons, its proper name? It's always been known under the name "Tragedy of the commons", ever since Garrett Hardin wrote his paper under that title.[16] Progressingamerica (talk) 21:15, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

Good idea! I've moved it, as requested. --David B (TALK) 21:38, 12 April 2018 (EDT)

Noel Francisco, rising star

As the end of the Rosenstein era approaches, we all need to learn more about Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the guy who is next in line at the Department of Justice. His father is Filipino, his mother American. According to this profile, Francisco was a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative's favorite lawyer. He remains a devoted fanboy of the great man. He's also a skeptic of the special counsel as an institution. See also "Noel Francisco: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know." PeterKa (talk) 00:21, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

He's more likely to share the same fate as Judge Bork. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 01:23, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Francisco is beginning to get noticed in the national media. Oddly enough, the attention is favorable, stressing his constitutionalism, legal experience, and commitment to rule of law. Liberal writers may not realize how far beyond the rule of law Mueller's attack on the president's attorney-client privilege and right to counsel are. PeterKa (talk) 16:41, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

Scooter Libby gets a pardon

Libby may finally get the pardon he deserved a long time ago: "BREAKING. President Trump To Pardon Scooter Libby." Libby was prosecuted by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who was appointed by James Comey in 2003. The appointment was prompted by a brief news story in the Washington Post which claimed that somebody in the White House had called up five reporters to shop a story about Valerie Plame, supposedly an undercover CIA agent. Robert Novak, said to have been the fifth reporter, had recently published a story about Plame. Despite the millions of taxpayer dollars spent on his investigation, Fitzgerald was unable to confirm any aspect of the original WaPo story. There was never any "five reporters," and no leaker at the White House. Novak talked to Richard Armitage at the State Department and then consulted Who's Who, where he found Plame's allegedly supersecret name. As far as I know, WaPo has never apologized or even tried to explain how such a damaging and inaccurate story could get published. A great deal of press coverage at the time focused on the claim that disclosing Plame's name violated the "Philip Agee law" against revealing the names of undercover CIA agents. Was Plame's name actually a secret of some kind? And if it was a secret, what it doing in Who Who? The CIA never revealed Plame's real status to the court.[17] The CIA was George Tenet's fiefdom at this time. Tenet had been appointed by Bill Clinton. Forced to choose between Clinton and a his own Republican appointees, Bush revealed himself as a Clinton man. PeterKa (talk) 12:15, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

Libby was prosecuted on a process charge unrelated to original investigation, like Mike Flynn was. This looks like John Bolton's work. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 12:30, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
"Don't talk to the police," is what any lawyer would tell you. Why do Republicans keep making this mistake? Faced with this sorry history, Trump says he wants to talk to Mueller. The only thing he should say to Mueller is, "I'm the boss of the Justice Department. The constitution says so. You prosecute who I tell you to prosecute." PeterKa (talk) 21:31, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
The court jailed NYT reporter Judith Miller for 85 days until she agreed to testify against Libby. Libby was convicted of lying to the FBI because what he said conflicted with Miller's testimony. She recanted in 2015 and admitted Libby had been telling the truth all along.[18] PeterKa (talk) 07:52, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

Rosenstein keeps on leakin'

Another day, another fireable offense by Rosenstein. Although his job is hanging by a thread, he can't stop leaking criticism of his boss. Here is NBC: "In those conversations, he has repeated the phrase, "Here I stand," a reference to Martin Luther's famous quote, "Here I stand, I can do no other."[19] Then there is this story: "Michael Cohen Negotiated Million Dollar Payoff For Wealthy GOP Donor Who Impregnated Nude Model." This news appeared in numerous publications simultaneously with none of them indicating what the source was. It sure looks like Rosenstein and Mueller are leaking privileged material acquired in the Cohen raid. So much for the vaunted "taint team." Over the last year, Rosenstein and Mueller have developed a highly efficient leak network. Practice makes perfect. PeterKa (talk) 00:10, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

As Sundance of theconservativetreehouse says, the raid was more "opposition research". RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 13:16, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

How to take down the deep state

Rosenstein is said to be consulting with the Department of Justice’s ethics office on the question of recusing himself from the Russia investigation. That’s all very well and long overdue. But isn’t there someone at the DOJ with a more obvious and better documented conflict of interest? I refer here to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a longtime ally of James Comey, whose firing triggered the investigation. I was surprised to learn that there is an office at DOJ that not only evaluates conflicts of interest, but has authority over recusals. Sessions couldn’t pass the ethics smell test, but both Mueller and Rosenstein did? This must be one screwed up office.
The ethics office is currently headed by Cynthia K. Shaw. I didn't find any news stories about her, and she has no profile on Wikipedia. All I could find was her pay scale and civil service history. Despite her obscurity, she is a key figure in the drama currently gripping Washington. If I was Trump, I'd have a little heart to heart with her and tell her to recuse both Mueller and Rosenstein. If she doesn’t play ball, her office can get the Michael Cohen treatment. A Special Forces team can be trained for the job. Mueller has established that he can take down the office of the president’s attorney. Trump needs to act decisively before Mueller hits the Oval Office.
The reaction to the Cohen raid in the liberal media is disturbing. They are way past any concerns about the civil liberties or right to counsel. In fact, the prospect of a coup d'etat seems to be making them happy and excited. PeterKa (talk) 06:54, 15 April 2018 (EDT)

Like Manafort, Cohen's legal issues will extend past the termination of the Mueller investigation and/or the Trump presidency. Let's examine momentarily a worst-case scenario of the Russia hoaxer's conspiracy theory: (a) Cohen in fact did travel to Prague; (b) Cohen in fact did meet with KGB operatives or persons that can be proven to be representatives of individuals or entitities on the sanctions list; (c) money changed hands between them, in this case, an allegation could be proven that Trump/Cohen paid Russian-connected individuals or entitities on the sanctions list to hack the DNC. That would be the worst case scenario. In sum, it would be a public relations fight in American media, cause it would be extremely difficult to prove any of this through a judicial process (impeachment included) before Trump leaves office. And other than a sanctions violation, there is no crime. As in the Stormy Daniels matter, you'd have to be able to connect Trump to the cash paid out by Cohen. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 12:14, 15 April 2018 (EDT)
The deep state, liberalism, leftism and atheism/agnosticism are collapsing under their own weight. When things collapse under their own weight, it can happen quickly like the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The spiraling out of control federal deficit and the taxation of the younger people to support an aging population is going to kill the deep state. Government will have to be cut back. Greece and Venezuela are shots across the bow to Western nations.
The decline of the atheist movement since 2011 shows how quickly things can collapse under their own weight.Conservative (talk) 01:56, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
I dunno; Trump's Syria attack shows he's now a captive of the deep state. And they'll thank him for doing their bidding by impeaching him after November. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 02:04, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
What crazy times we live in; Trump launches cruise missiles at his Kremlin bosses and they still call him a Putin stooge. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 02:07, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Trump's attack on Syria with our British/French allies can be justified. If chemical weapons attacks have no consequences, their use could proliferate.
I know I have been critical of Britain on the main page recently, but their joint attack on Syria caused me to appreciate the Brits more. Recently, I have also thought about the contributions Edmund Burke (often called the godfather of conservatism) made to political discourse. In addition, recently I had a discussion with a Brit and frankly I like the British people's politeness. This video of British policemen disarming a knife wielding man shows in several instances how polite the British are. Conservative (talk) 02:23, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Don't be so quick to swallow the deep state, IC, MSM, or UK intelligence line on this. Trump sounds like Hillary Clinton now. So much so, read the email Sidney Blumenthal sent to HRC to understand why "Assad must go!"
The best way to help Israel deal with Iran's growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad...Iran's nuclear program and Syria's civil war may seem unconnected, but they are. For Israeli leaders, the real threat from a nuclear-armed Iran is not the prospect of an insane Iranian leader launching an unprovoked Iranian nuclear attack on Israel that would lead to the annihilation of both countries. What Israeli military leaders really worry about -- but cannot talk about -- is losing their nuclear monopoly. An Iranian nuclear weapons capability would not only end that nuclear monopoly but could also prompt other adversaries, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to go nuclear as well. The result would be a precarious nuclear balance in which Israel could not respond to provocations with conventional military strikes on Syria and Lebanon, as it can today....
I recommend reading the link in its entirety to understand what the Syrian war is about. Nothing has changed since Obama, Hillary, Israel, and Saudi Arabia tried to limit Iranian influence by creating and arming ISIS. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 03:26, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Trump does not appear to want to topple Assad. He merely bloodied Assad's nose so to speak with a few cases of limited strikes. Trump knows that the replacement to Assad could easily be worse.Conservative (talk) 03:48, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

The point is, its more likely Mossad did the attack than Assad, as they did last year and numerous times before to affect American public opinion and get the US to do their dirty work (as they did to get the US to destroy Saddam in 2003 or bomb Gaddafi in 1986). Simply because ABC, or CNN, or the US State Dept, or CIA or whoever says Assad did it, means nothing. Assad has no reason to do it, given the risks of retaliation. Besides, Obama, Susan Rice, and Progressive Democrats claim Assad giving up chemical weapons is a major part Obama's legacy. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 04:08, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Simple illustration: the same people who sold you on Trump being a Putin stooge are the very same people selling you on the idea Assad "killed his own people" with chemical weapons. And the fact Trump risks war with his boss, Vladimir Putin, is lost. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 04:13, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Here's a more recent article (from this morning) explaining Iran is behind the Syrian War (there never was a Syrian "Civil" War). RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 10:56, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Thanks for sharing the Lawfare blog article.Conservative (talk) 19:03, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Tastes like chicken

As young as I am, I don't need my insides running smoothly all the time. So after consuming spoonfuls of oily sanctimony about Trump's alleged moral shortcomings from lied-to-Congress Former CIA Director Clapper [Russia treats Trump like an asset!], the strangely-incurious-about-the-origin-of-the-Steele-dossier-while-taking-great-lengths-to-peddle-it-to-the-opposition former CIA director Brennan [moral turpitude!] and now former FBI Director James "leaking and lying" Comey [morally unfit to be president!] I can only hearken back to the Clinton era when Rush Limbaugh announced the availability of government-provided laxatives "in the shape of Fred Flintstone and Barney the Dinosaur" and say, "If this is what we get from a deep state in rapid decline, who needs them!" VargasMilan (talk) 02:16, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Who is actually listening when Comey talks about "truth"? Democrats? Republicans? Comey & the media both seem to forget even Democrats hate Hillary Clinton and know she guilty. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 03:56, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Comey is a nut: "Comey Throws Obama And Lynch Under The Bus In New Book." He hates Republicans, he hates Democrats. He can't get along with anyone because no one else is as perfect as he is. Even McCabe, his own handpicked deputy, can't stand the guy: "Carr: Andrew McCabe earned Trump tweet." As a former employee, Comey's book is supposed to go through FBI censorship. He is apparently too high and mighty for that. PeterKa (talk) 07:30, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Nothing more dangerous then a polite, well-mannered sociopath is as position of power. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 11:07, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
McCabe may have been less than candid when he claimed that Comey had "broad support" in the FBI: "James Comey’s ABC Interview Has Furious FBI Insiders Lashing Out." I liked this comment: "It’s how happy he looked on TV while cashing in on the biggest mistake in history. His mistake." PeterKa (talk) 14:02, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
McCabe himself didn't get support from Comey when Comey refused to lie to investigators to save McCabe's pension. And I doubt a guy who was fired by FBI for lying will be much help as Comey faces perjury charges. RobSDeep Six the Deep State!

Good riddance, Paul Ryan

Former FBI Director James Comey compares Trump to a mob boss and Speaker Paul Ryan has this to say on Meet the Press:

CHUCK TODD: James Comey, a man of integrity?
SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: As far as I know. I don't know him very well.[20]

Lyin Comey has a great video in which in even Senator Chuck Schumer admits that Comey doesn't have integrity. PeterKa (talk) 01:57, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

Absence of guns

Having rejected a background investigation, if former FBI director Comey didn't realize what the consequences would be in the absence of the two political operatives who pushed the Steele dossier being vetted (namely, abuse of FISA laws and violation of the 4th Amendment in the Bill of Rights regarding search and seizure against President Trump), and, if Comey is still trusted by liberals (which is the least blameworthy interpretation), how can we rely on these same liberals to apprehend the consequences of an absence of guns?

Knowing there is at least a fairly large minimum of culpability in the background of recent investigations sequentially misemploying lines of thought having to do with cause and effect highlights to us the fact that on the occasion of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, not only do liberals simply repeat themselves like a vinyl record with a skip on it in hope of a more palatable outcome towards the origination of gun restrictions that are equally redundant, but that as the contrary evidence piles up against this preferred outcome, they only profess more and more willingness to support a gun confiscation policy making use of the atrocity to rally a vehicle of promotion that in reality applies less and less as a rationale for that policy, namely that the laws in place were inadequate, rather than simply ignored by those responsible for carrying them out. VargasMilan (talk) 04:01, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

Slow down...take breath once in a while... RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 09:07, 17 April 2018 (EDT)


Libsplaining: a portmanteau of 'Liberal' and 'Explaining' is a term used to describe the action of a liberal explaining something to a non-liberal, typically in a way that is condescending. The allegation of libsplaining can be made by any non-liberal at any time given it meets the following criteria: it primarily requires excessively verbose, primarily one way, dialogue; it almost solely references only facts from other liberal sources; it does not use universal intellectual standards; and the arrogance is often palpable. - Blackleg

Sounds just like a perfect description of the term to me (and in many ways, also reminds me of what Sheldon Cooper does on The Big Bang Theory, as far as the excessive verbosity, condescension and arrogance go). Northwest (talk) 06:18, 18 April 2018 (EDT)

Judge in Cohen case is a Clinton crony

Are we supposed to believe that this judge got the Michael Cohen case as a result of random chance? "Who is Kimba Wood? Judge on Cohen case officiated Soros wedding, was Clinton AG pick." Trump should direct the DOJ Ethics Office to unrecuse both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney Geoffry Berman, the prosecutor for the district where Cohen's office is located, until Wood recuses. Partisan recusals are putting Democrats in the driver's seat.
Wood had to withdraw as Clinton's attorney general nominee when it was revealed that she once had an illegal alien nanny. This was before there was a law against hiring illegal aliens. But the nanny didn't have a social security number, so it was still tax fraud. PeterKa (talk) 23:37, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

Yep. She cheated an immigrant out of her Social Security benefits. How liberal! How compassionate! How non-exploitive! How non-elitist! RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 00:02, 18 April 2018 (EDT)
Wood is already violating attorney-client privilege so she can throw red meat to her Dem base. See "REPORT: Attorney for @CNN and @NYTIMES convinced judge to publicly name Sean Hannity" and Andrew McCarthy's "The Outrageous Outing of Sean Hannity, Cont’d." PeterKa (talk) 17:53, 18 April 2018 (EDT)
Here's the deal: the FISA warrant wasn't granted til October; some of it can be retroactive. The DOJ & FBI were conducting illegal FISA surveillance between April and October 2016 and funnelling the information results to Steele through the Ohrs, Bruce and Nellie. Some of the Steele dossier is based on actual FBI FISA surveillance which can be corroborated (the conclusions are manufactured supposition and innuendo), routed through Christopher Steele and FussionGPS to give the DOJ & FBI cover for their illegal surveillance. FusionGPS is not the source, its a front. Cohen was suing FussionGPS for $100 million.
The evidence that FusionGPS handled raw FISA data given them by the Obama administration is in the fact that the FISA database returned the wrong Michael Cohen for the trip to Prague. The name and year of birth matched, but it's not the same Michael Cohen. So Mueller and Rosenstein just seized what evidence the real Cohen had to prove his case, cause the deep state just isn't going to let the facts get out (they have six ways from Sunday to make your life miserable). Comey, Lynch, and the other plotters would hang.
Getting poop on Trump and others (sexual innuendo and "moral turpitude; they can't find Russian collusion) is a bonus. But covering up the FBI collusion with FusionGPS is the main objective.
What is most heart-sickening is (a) the politicization of law enforcement and intelligence is still going on, and (b) should the Democrats win in November, they will interpret it as a mandate from the people to criminalize political opposition. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 06:41, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

James Comey leaves the GOP

Former FBI Director James Comey says he "began" to leave the Republican party during the 2016 campaign and is now completely out: "Comey says he was driven from the Republican Party by Trumpian politics." He's showing pictures of his wife and daughters at Woman's March to let us know that his heart is now with Hillary. Let's take a look at the timeline of Comey's intellectual perambulations. In 2004, he prosecuted Martha Stewart on a charge of lying to the FBI. At the time, to charge someone this way, that is to say someone who had committed no other crime, was both unprecedented and sleazy. In 2005, Comey appointed Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald used the "lying to the FBI" gambit that Comey had pioneered to prosecute Dick Cheney aide Scooter Libby in 2005. In 2015, Libby's chief accuser, Judith Miller, recanted her testimony and admitted that Libby had in fact been telling the truth all along. This was Comey in his fully Republican phase, a deputy attorney general whose No. 1 priority was to take down a Republican vice president. In 2016, Comey investigated Hillary's email and concluded that "no reasonable prosecutor" would file charges in the case. This was blatantly untrue: "The FBI Says ‘Reasonable Prosecutors’ Wouldn’t Charge Hillary — Meet Some Who Disagree." Not only that, but it wasn't his call to make. He was usurping the authority of the attorney general. Golly gee, I am just devastated to see a guy like this leave the party. What will we do without him?
When Anita Hill was testifying against Clarence Thomas in 1991, the No. 1 liberal talking point was, "She is a Republican! Why would she lie?" But of course she never really was a Republican. When the Steele dossier was released, the media went to town telling us it was the work of "Never Trump Republicans." Why would that make it more credible? It turned out that this document had nothing to do with Republicans, Never Trumpers or otherwise. It was created by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
It is customary that the special counsel be a member of the opposite party as the president. Yet no Democrat complained when "Republican" Robert Mueller got the appointment. Somehow, they knew he wasn't really a Republican. The media has conspired carefully over many years to promote Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, et al. How does the scam work? I want to be a fake Republican too! PeterKa (talk) 06:56, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

Don't let the door hit you where the sun don't shine. The Democrats will make him their keynote speaker after he rigged Hillary's loss. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 17:12, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

China trade war and North Korea

Trump's threat of a China trade war and North Korea's willingness to engage in talks are inextricably linked. We've known for decades China is key to resolving the problems on the Korean peninsula. The regime only exists cause the Chinese permit it. Trump's credible threat to cut off China's easy access to the Wal-Mart gravy train forced China to deliver Kim Jong un an ultimatum. This is evidenced by three different events or news stories in the past two weeks: (1) Kim Jong un's unprecedented travel to China, i.e. he trusts' China with his personal security (this may even be where Pompeo met with Kim); (2) the simultaneous public statement by the Trump administration that there is a possibility of the US joining the TPP; (3) the announcement of a possible Trump-Kim summit. Beijing is the likely place such a meeting would occur. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 20:00, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

Trump is a combination of Sun Tzu and John Wayne. He definitely thinks more strategically and has more guts than Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush.Conservative (talk) 21:22, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
Trump has nothing in common with Sun Tzu. He does have at least one thing in common with John Wayne though, both being draft-dodgers. If you want to use a Hollywood top man as an analogy at least use Jimmy Stewart, who actually went to war. --JohnsonS (talk) 21:46, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
Kim wants to meet in Mongolia. "Air Force Un" is apparently not up to the job of taking the Dear Leader to a summit. Where ever he is going, Kim will be coming on slow in his rickety 37-mile-per-hour train. PeterKa (talk) 21:57, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
Trump's taken a play out of the Richard Nixon playbook - Nixon came in with a secret plan to end the war. The secret plan was to extricate America from an endless series of unwinnable wars with Russia & China (in Korea & Vietnam) by turning them into trading partners. The result is the world we live in today: China got rich off Wal-Mart shoppers and supported North Korea as nuclear weapons proliferated, and Russia's ballistic missile program is supported by the US taxpayer through the International Space Station as the US shut down NASA's rocket program.
Trump's no dummy. He's witnessed all these developments. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 23:29, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

JohnS, the charge of draft dodger as far as John Wayne is an illegitimate claim which certainly makes me question your other claims (see John Wayne's Wikipedia article and John Wayne, World War II and the Draft, Breitbart).

In response to the "complete militant atheist" Kathy Griffin holding up a mock bloody head of Donald Trump, Trump tweeted, "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!".[21] The teary-eyed militant atheist Kathy Griffin later publicly broke down and said "He broke me".[22]

With a mere Tweet and perhaps a few brief public comments about the matter, Trump quickly broke Kathy Griffin. Sun Tzu advocated achieving quick victories using an economy of resources. :) Donald Trump on Twitter; "The Supreme Art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." - Sun Tzu".[23]Conservative (talk) 23:37, 19 April 2018 (EDT)

  • He definitely thinks more strategically and has more guts than Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush.
Amen. He definitely thinks more strategically than the globalist Neo-Cold Warmongers led by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Democrats. Trump's a visionary - a requisite of a real estate developer - able to look down the road twenty years ahead and see the consequences of decisions made today. I'm tired of lawyers running America. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 23:59, 19 April 2018 (EDT)
In all fairness, Trump does get into a lot of needless battles so a comparison of Trump to Sun Tzu is certainly not a strong comparison. He also attacked John McCain's war record which Sun Tzu would have never done (Sun Tzu said to attack weakness and not strength). On the other hand, Trump definitely thinks more strategically and has more guts than Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
On the other hand, George H. W. Bush had a strong WWII record, but he was rather spineless when it came to his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. And George H. W. Bush was a much better president than his son and he thought more strategically than his son (The Iraq War and its aftermath, etc. etc.).Conservative (talk) 06:43, 20 April 2018 (EDT)
Needless battles is right. It's probably the habit of a publicity hound in the New York media market where competition is fierce. He needs to recognize after a lifetime of trying, he won that contest, and now he has the luxury of picking his spots. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 12:40, 20 April 2018 (EDT)
  • China today is nothing like it was in Nixon's time. These days, it's all about making money. After the U.S. sanctioned the tiny Bank of Dandong in June, the bankers lost interest in backing North Korea. These are the people who run China. Law has a tenuous hold. When the party is serious about getting something done, they don't make a law about it. They tell the central bank to issue a regulation. The U.S. media promotes an image of China as an up and coming superpower ready to challenge us in the near future. I see a lot of this type of nonsense on Drudge, and there is plenty in the New York Times as well. These stories are less about China than about the desire of readers for "decline of America" stories. Many are updated versions of claims the media made about Japan back in the 1980s. If you keep making the same prediction long enough, some day you will right. But as of now, the Chinese population has no interest in politics or foreign policy -- and the party is desperate to keep it that way. China's last military action was the invasion of Vietnam in 1979. This action might have been successful in battlefield terms, but it was a nightmare in terms of Chinese domestic politics. Economic warfare isn't an option either. If China ever dumped it's U.S. Treasuries, their currency would appreciate. Keeping the value of its currency low is the reason China bought U.S. assets in the first place. PeterKa (talk) 08:50, 20 April 2018 (EDT)
China is what it is today because of Nixon. Prior to Nixon, China had been under economic sanctions since 1950. China will equal and surpass the United States as the world's largest economy in a few years. At that point, the United States is in the position that the British Empire was in 100 years ago - recognising it can no longer stop the emergence of the United States as the world's most powerful nation, so if it is to survive, it must tuck itself under China's wing as a protectorate and offer China its wisdom, experience, and guidance to help them rule the world. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 12:25, 20 April 2018 (EDT)
China is going to be a tough economic competitor to the USA because it is becoming Christianized via Protestant evangelical Christianity. Already, the economic development is raising IQs in Christianized China which is going to cause them to raise their "economic game". Read this article: The Protestant Work Ethic: Alive & Well…In China.
In 2005, the Chinese Journal of Endemiology (Owned by China ‘s ministry of health) reported that Zhejiang province (which has been Christianized) had the highest IQ of all the provinces in China with an average IQ of 115.8 which was markedly higher than China's average IQ at the time which was a score of 103.4.[24] If memory serves, America's national IQ is 100.Conservative (talk) 13:25, 20 April 2018 (EDT)

NYT once told the truth. Boy, do they regret it

Just before the election, the New York Times published "Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia" (31-10-2016). This was a common theme in the press at the time. If we go by Peter Strzok's text messages ("there's no big there"), it was also a widespread view among the FBI's top brass. Now Comey tells us that the NYT story was bogus: "I don’t know who the FBI is in this context. The FBI didn’t, at least to my knowledge, push any such story. By that point, we had concluded that there was an ongoing effort, that it had three goals: To dirty up the American democracy, to hurt Hillary Clinton and to help elect Donald Trump."[25]
Uh, how does this make any sense? The NYT story was part of a campaign in the weeks before the election to portray the FBI as a Republican stronghold. As director, Comey must know something about how and why these stories got published. If Comey felt that the NYT was misrepresenting his views, why didn't he correct the record with, say, a strategic leak to WaPo? Comey certainly isn't above leaking.
Before the election, the Russia collusion theory was dismissed by the NYT and the rest of the mainstream media as conspiracy theory nonsense. What's happened in the last year to make it more credible? Comey admits that the Steele dossier was paid for, unverifiable oppo research. The Mueller investigation spent millions to expose a handful of Facebook trolls. Oh, and we learned that Comey's deputy was a crooked cop who took Clinton cash. PeterKa (talk) 21:29, 20 April 2018 (EDT)

The NYT article appeared the same day as David Corn's article in Mother Jones about investigating Trump which Christopher Steele personally leaked to Corn. It was the first instance of Steele dossier allegations appearing in print. It marked the beginning of the "insurance policy" becoming operational, after Comey was forced to publicly re-open the Clinton investigation.
diGenova refers to the recently released Comey memos as "Comey's suicide note". RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 22:42, 21 April 2018 (EDT)
So it was two track policy: Appeal to the conspiracy theorists in Mother Jones and Heat Street while posing as the responsible establishment types in the NYT and WaPo. During the Bush years, the polls showed that an astonishingly high percentage of Dems were 9/11 Truthers. Dems certainly flocked to Fahrenheit 9/11. Yet the NYT and WaPo kept the quacks out. Since the election, the Dems have bet everything on collusion theory. PeterKa (talk) 02:37, 22 April 2018 (EDT)
In 2009 Democrats smeared opponents of Obamacare as racists; by 2015 Democrats tried to criminalize opposition and turn America into a single party state (like North Korea, China and Cuba) - proving everything Conservapedia has documented during the lost decade of Obamunism as a factual historical record. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 03:38, 22 April 2018 (EDT)

Student walkout in support of the second amendment

Here's something interesting: [26]
On May 2nd, there is a semi-organized "walkout" planned in protest of restrictions on the right to bear arms. Chances are, students are not going to be punished by schools for refusing to participate in this one, unlike its counterpart. --David B (TALK) 04:36, 21 April 2018 (EDT)

Younger Canadians believe in life after death at higher rate than elders

According to a poll conducted by Angus Reid, younger Canadians are more likely to believe in "life after death" than their elders. 70% of 18-29 year olds state they believe in life after death, compared to approximately 60 - 65% of those aged 50 years or more. 18 - 29 year olds are also more likely to say they believe in Hell (46% compared to mid 30's for older cohorts.) Additionally, the youngest generation states they attend religious services monthly or more at slightly higher rate than Gen X or Boomers (but not 70+ year olds.) There are some negatives with the report: 18 - 30 year olds are less likely to say the believe in God (66% compared to the national average of 73%) and less likely to believe that Jesus was the divine Son of God. It does seem odd that belief in life after death is higher than belief in God, but the report didn't state what percentage answered "don't know" (if that option was given.) Also, I've read from other sources that immigration from Asia is fairly high in Canada, so that might explain the difference. Here are the links: [27] and [28] --AnchorDown (talk) 21:23, 21 April 2018 (EDT)

Look at the article Canada and irreligion. Canadian irreligion faces a bleak future in Canada. Canada has high immigration and the world is experiencing global desecularization. For example, Eastern Asia is experiencing rapid desecularization. (see: East Asia and global desecularization).
Also, both Christians and Muslims believe in hell. Maybe an uptick in belief in hell among Canadians is partly due to an increase in their Muslim population.
In addition, Evangelicals and Canada, 2012: "Evangelicals Christians are growing in terms of members & attendees. The growth of evangelicals has kept pace with Canada’s population growth. There are 2.4 million evangelical Christians in Canada today. This means that evangelicals’ proportion of Canada’s population has held steady—no small achievement in today’s society. Prof. R. Bibby estimates ~8% of Canadians are evangelical Christians, a figure that’s been stable for 140 years, since 1871. Other researchers put the figure as high as 16%. Because evangelicals are more committed church-members than their mainline contemporaries, attendance at Evangelical churches exceeds that of mainline churches by 25% on a typical Sunday."[29]Conservative (talk) 23:00, 21 April 2018 (EDT)

Strategy for the midterms

I yearn to see Hillary behind bars as much as anyone. But I don't think this is a winning strategy as far as the midterm election goes: "Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan." Immigration is the GOP's best issue, even in California: "Shock Poll: 59 Percent Of Californians Want Increased Deportations of Illegals." Mandatory e-Verify and merit based immigration is how you control the border. Even better, eliminate the tax deduction for wages paid to illegals. The most respected election forecaster is the Cook Political Report. They give the Republicans 211 "solid," "lean", and "likely" seats compared to 192 for the Dems. PeterKa (talk) 07:16, 23 April 2018 (EDT)