What’s going on, SS Conspiracy?

I’m calling conspiracy and can immediately think of at least two, and one having more rationality than the other. Questions are warranted.

USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

Posted August 20, 2017

SOUTH CHINA SEA – The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Strait of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time. Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding.

There are currently 10 Sailors missing and five injured.

More: http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130185

Malaysia of all places. I’m not spelling out one theory in particular here, but I do wonder what is going on with similar accidents in the region? See the list of comments on the site. I’m not alone, many people are asking the same thing.

Obama to Russia with fear

Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

Obama team warned in 2014 about Russian cyber, disinformation campaigns

BY: Paul Crookston | August 14, 2017
Free Beacon

U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation.

More than a dozen current and former national security officials from across the government told Politico how ineffective the White House and key agencies were in authorizing counter measures against Russian interference. Those officials said that responses such as shutting down suspected Russian intelligence sites or taking counter-intelligence action never went anywhere due to administrative roadblocks.

“[Intelligence officials] had a list of things they could never get the signoffs on,” one official said. “The truth is, nobody wanted to piss off the Russians.”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-obama-admin-feared-retaliation-if-responded-russian-cyber-attacks/

And now they cannot piss off the Russians enough, which was the objective when he was leaving office. Now they complain? But if he had another chance he’d do the same, or less. Well, that’s a whole lot of witnesses there, Gumby. He stretched that rubber band as far as he could. He promised Putin and Russia flexibility. Russia collected.

I Spy

The Obama administration was playing I spy on Americans at the same time it was ignoring national security threats like Kim Jong Un, Iran, the Syrian crisis, ISIS, even working with terrorism affiliated organizations.

So we have Ben Rhodes scrambling in the last months of Obama’s term unmasking all these people they were interested in. Meanwhile, Comey testified this year to Congress that Susan Rice and others had power to unmask, but when asked about Ben Rhodes claimed he “did not know” and wasn’t sure if Rhodes had unmasking authority. Like hell he didn’t know. Why put up such a blatant cover about one person’s ability to unmask?

We now know because Rhodes seems to have been in competition to unmask as many people as he could from Jan 2016 to Jan 2017. But Dir Comey, the great leaker, didn’t know that? Why would Comey be reluctant to admit Rhodes’ unmasking adventure?

“”We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote, The Hill reported.”

Breitbart:

U.S. officials told Circa on condition of anonymity that the intelligence reports included some intercepts of Americans talking to foreigners and many more involving foreign leaders talking about the future president, his campaign associates, or his transition team. They noted that most of the intercepts had little to do with the Russian election interference scandal, and some appeared to have nothing to do with national security.

Daily Caller

“It is obvious that Obama, Brennan, Rice, Power and Rhodes were involved in massive — underscore massive — unmasking of Trump people, friends and associates after Trump’s nomination and after the election,” DiGenova said.

I suppose it would not look or sound so horrible of Ben Rhodes, if we didn’t have this broken record going on.

Newsmax:

“The committee is looking into whether the unmaskings by Obama administration officials were done not for national security purposes, but to find and leak political information damaging to then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.”

“In addition to Rhodes, former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former CIA Director John Brennan also are focuses of the investigation.”

“According to the report, the number of identities unmasked looks to have risen starting in July of 2016, at about the time Trump won the Republican nomination. They jumped again after he was elected in November and continued through January.”

Nunez said in The Hill:

“”We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote, The Hill reported.”

Rhodes also was one of the architects behind deconstructing American leadership in the world. Now he suddnely claims Trump is not up to the job of US leadership. It was always their US criticism that got in the way, and corrupted, any decent policy goals. After all, most of their policies were born out of American criticism.

Almost gloating about the world drift from US leadership, Rhodes said:

“But what has changed is there are [now] other power centers that are going to ensure that there are limits on certain things that the United States wants to do.” — Politico

Here’s a quote from Foreign Policy magazine: (May 2016) [the asshole behind Obama’s foreign policy)

Fact check: Obama’s hasn’t been an original foreign policy as much as it has been a politicized foreign policy. And this Rhodes guy reminds me of the Kennedy smart guys who helped get us into the Vietnam War. Does he know how awful he sounds? Kind of like McGeorge Bundy meets Lee Atwater.

Summer Green Sale

What would summer be without a good sale? So for a limited time only, if you buy a Ford Fusion you could drive it off the lot with a bonus load of marijuana in the trunk. Just for your patronage.

This is causing quite a stir around the country, as you can imagine. In Colorado, for instance, people have been lined up or even camping out in front of Ford dealers waiting for test drives.

Supplies are limited, so first come…..

See: https://www.clickondetroit.com/automotive/277-pounds-of-marijuana-found-in-downriver-shipment-of-ford-vehicles-from-mexico

Now a word from fmr FLOTUS

Journey to the colorful side of revision. In Michelle Obama’s case, get out the rose colored glasses because she has a message for you..

From Wa Post article here:

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”

I rest my case…… and people do see her for who she is.

Of Pardons and Presidents: Why Trump Can But Shouldn’t Use His Power To Pardon His Family and Aides

Panties on the Left are in a bunch. Something can be possible without being a good idea.

Some even posit that merely mentioning or discussing the use of a pardon is an admission of guilt. Wow, so over the top. So he or the WH cannot mention a hypothetical but Congress and the left can make all these theoretic assertions about Trump?

Prof Turley frames the issue and history.

JONATHAN TURLEY

 Below is my column in the Washington Post on the controversy over the possible use of pardon authority by President Donald Trump to protect his family and aides involved in the Russian investigation.  Trump’s tweet reference to his “complete power to pardon” fueled rumors that he is considering pardons, including a possible self-pardon.

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CE 101: Lesson Of The Week:

Class what did we learn this week from the sellf-relevant Mainstream Media?

Anybody? (silence).

Okay, regardless of extreme competition at the present, that no other famous celebrity lies like OJ Simpson. No-bo-dy!

Oh, and it turns out that OJ is a Baptist.
Did anyone know that before? Of course you didn’t.

Class dismissed.

Why I’m proud to be an American: Because we keep on telling the truth — Reclaim Our Republic

Reblogged “…a painful, fitful, confused, and even bloody process.” Amen, and not for the faint-hearted. Excellent analysis.

July 15, 2017 By Michael Levin What’s wrong with America? Just ask our European friends who live here. They’ll be happy to tell you how uncivilized we are, how much better the food and wine are at home, that Americans work too hard, that we don’t know how to enjoy a vacation…and as for our […]

via Why I’m proud to be an American: Because we keep on telling the truth — Reclaim Our Republic

Mayor De Blasio Joins G-20 Protestors.

De Blasio jets to Germany to join G-20 protesters, skips police ceremony

By Katherine Lam – Published July 07 | Fox News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his decision to join protesters at the G-20 summit in Germany a day after an NYPD cop was assassinated in the Bronx.

De Blasio appeared on the “Ask the Mayor” segment on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” Friday, calling in from Hamburg. The mayor departed Thursday evening to attend protest events, keeping hush about his plans until hours before he left.

De Blasio told Lehrer the government of Hamburg invited him to come about 10 to 12 days ago and he was going to announce the trip earlier this week.

“They wanted, I think, to represent the fact that there are a variety of views in the United States on how to proceed on the big issues that face this planet, particularly on climate change,” de Blasio said.

De Blasio continued to attack Trump, with the mayor saying, as the “leader of the biggest city in the country,” he has the responsibility to represent the U.S. differently from the president.

“We are not going to be intimidated by President Trump and we are not going to turn away from our values,” de Blasio said. “I have said many times this is not someone you get something done by compromising with or yielding to. He only understands strength and we have to show strength.”

De Blasio is expected to attend several events surrounding the G-20 summit in the next two days, the mayor’s press secretary Eric Phillips wrote on Twitter. De Blasio will also be a main speaker at the Saturday demonstration “Hamburg Zeigt Haltung,” or “Hamburg Shows Attitude.”

The trip will also include a visit with his son, Dante, who is currently in Berlin for a summer internship, The New York Post reported.

More: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/07/de-blasio-jets-to-germany-to-join-g-20-protesters-skips-police-ceremony.html

Protesting G-20 and Trump is far more important than a cop being assassinated in the city. He cares nothing about those optics either. But that’s how commies roll.

He has a “responsibility,” as mayor, to attack the president but no responsibility to the police who protect the city. It’s the height of elite arrogance. Lecture us on “values”.

And say hello to Obama, I’m sure you’ll cross paths.

Hey, De Blasio, that guy you are protesting in Germany, and aligning against, cares more about protecting the people and preserving the peace in your city than you do. Every day.

Big Bird DeBlasio goes off to join the “Welcome to Hell” protests. Duty and values call. Wonder if he’ll get the t-shirt?

VIDEO University to remove cross and Bibles from campus chapel – Good to know where liberals finally draw a line

The Godless assault continues…

Reclaim Our Republic

University to remove cross and Bibles from campus chapel

Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel, on the campus of East Central University.

June 30, 2017 by Todd Starnes

East Central University said they will remove crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a campus chapel to appease a bunch of out-of-town agitators.

It’s unclear when the Oklahoma school will commence with the Christian cleansing of the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The chapel opened in 1957.

“We will continue to use the building as we always have, for all faiths,” ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement to the Ada News. “We do not want to presume to embrace one faith over another. We support all cultures and attempt to make them comfortable when they are here.”

The university’s president went on to say they are “looking at the feasibility of removing the cross on the steeple, but need to respond to the request for removal of religious icons from the…

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Prophetic echo from days ago

Just days ago in Townhall was an eerie premonition to the Alexandria shooting.

The Left Won’t Rest Until Someone Gets Killed

Townhall — Derek Hunter | Posted: Jun 04, 2017

I’m old enough to remember when “violent rhetoric” was the root of all our problems, and crosshairs on a website no one ever saw was the reason for mass murder.

Of course, those were different times, times in which the president had a (D) after his name, not an evil (R). Since that important change happened, everything flipped – over-the-top rhetoric is no longer the domain of the fringe; it’s the currency of the mainstream media. Worse, it’s turned from heated political disagreement to paranoia and pure hatred, and it’s going to get someone killed.

The people on the political left didn’t just lose an election last November, they lost their minds. And their leadership has been exploiting that for power and profit ever since.

Immediately after their loss, Democrats did not turn introspective and try to discover why, after eight years of a personally popular president, voters across the country had rejected them in record numbers at every level of government. No, they turned in anger at those who beat them, and no one has had more of that anger directed at them than President Trump.

Read at https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/06/04/untitled-n2335936

And when someone does get hurt or killed, the Left will say what they usually say, “what difference at this point does it make anyway?” Then they will break all the laws of science and physics to blame others, us, their enemies.

Even Newsweek got right on the ball. An article implies Scalise’s close ties to Trump could have something to do with it. A sly way to blame Trump? Yeah, that’s the ticket. Tie him to Trump at the hip. I don’t know what Trump ties they could have had in mind for the Capitol police and other victims. Collateral fair game?

Who Is Steve Scalise? Republican House Whip Shot at Alexandria Baseball Game

Scalise was an early endorser of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, although he said that Trump should make a “direct apology” after a tape emerged of the candidate making lewd comments about women in October. The 51-year-old has also supported Trump’s travel ban and voted in favor of the Republican Obamacare replacement plan.

By evening, CNN’s Randi Kaye came out with their own mini-biography basically repeating the same thing, using a speech Scalise once gave over a decade ago to a controversial supremacist group. Not like he hadn’t apologized and regretted it. No, his bio was full of all kinds of damning things, to listen to Randi Kaye.

Scalise was so closely entwined with Trump as one of the earliest supporters that he recently had Trump make a tiny video wishing his daughter happy birthday. Terrible. Well, that was a scandalous thing to do. Open the door for blaming Trump for everything: the profanity on the left, their hatred, even for their violence.

A tweet posted earlier in the day posed the apologist question about the shooting asking: ‘if the Republicans are so intent on hurting people and their Obamacare, then is taking pot shots at a bunch of Republicans just self-defense?’ One thing about the Left, not only will they accept violence from their own, but they’ll make excuses for it.

Remember the lectures about accepting the results of the election?

Then there is Bernie Sanders, the idol candidate of the mass murder wannabe. After 18 months of campaigning for a revolution, and then pledging not to back down, he comes out now to say “violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society.” That myth was busted a long time ago. Can’t you feel that hypocritical Bern?

So then Terry McAuliffe comes out at the press conference to lecture us about gun control. No, this is all about control of power and libs lack of self-control or morality. McAuliffe, now there’s a voice of moderate reason… not. But they cannot whitewash this maggot’s evil fifteen minutes of fame. Who knows who the shooter was connected to? He had been staying at the nearby YMCA and even spoke to the local mayor there numerous times, while plotting out his attack. All in a days revision…or revolution, for the left.

RightRing | Bullright

Veteran who killed her service dog on camera found dead

veteran

Police Lt. Todd Joyce said Sunday investigators believe that 23-year-old Marinna Rollins killed herself. Joyce declined to explain what evidence detectives found. He says police were called to her apartment early Sunday after her body was found by friends.

Rollins and 25-year-old Jarren Heng were charged last month with cruelty to animals after investigators say they tied the dog to a tree and shot it multiple times with a rifle. Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves said the two could be heard laughing on a video recording they made as the dog was killed.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office told the Fayetteville Observer they found multiple videos of the shooting filmed by Heng and Rollins and text messages talking about the shooting.

“They can be heard on the tape laughing and giggling as the dog was being killed,” Reaves said. “It was a therapy dog.”

Court documents show Rollins received…

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Hillary, blame is her middle name

Everyone has to have a reason, excuse for why Hillary Clinton lost the election. But for, but for. And at the top of the list is Hillary with an excuse a month, usually involving Russians. covert MI6 agents, Wikileaks. Now again in her Christiane Amanpour interview.

Clinton said about her all but guaranteed election: “it would have been a really big deal.” Then, somewhere along her trajectory of excuses, she added that “I was on my way to winning the election” on October 27th, when she was harpooned by Comey.

Now it’s a blame rich environment for Hillary.

So she comes out to blame Russia, Comey, Wiki spies and all those influences that tanked her otherwise “winning” campaign. Hillary’s latest incarnation has her almost popping champagne corks while Comey was reopening the investigation of her email scandal — which should have never been closed but for Comey trying to sweep her mess under the carpet and clear the deck for him and Loretta Lynch to control the Justice Department in Hillary’s administration.

I was just walking along, minding my business, “on my way to winning.”

Yet the NYT chain of events on Comey explains that there was an ongoing stealth investigation of Trump campaign whilst she grieved over her self-created email crisis. On the same day Comey exempted Hillary, on July 5, Steele’s dossier was delivered to the FBI. And she wants to talk about influences working against her? Apparently she missed or dismissed the wall of influence against Trump. The people did not have that luxury.

“He [Steele] provided the documents to an F.B.I. contact in Europe on the same day as Mr. Comey’s news conference about Mrs. Clinton.” – NYT

Let’s just call that coincidence how at the time Hillary is being unindicted, so to say, that the dossier was handed to the FBI. And that Hillary and Harry Reid both seemed to know the information in it early on, pushing for public revelation.

Hillary, “I take absolute personal responsibility,” for the loss of election. Yes, just like she took full responsibility for Benghazi, her private server, and emailgate etc. Not…ever!

Then she declared herself a member, albeit leader, of the Resistance. It’s what politicians do when an active movement forms, run out to lead the parade. Name it and claim it. And right, Hillary, it’s all about you — always was.

Now, in his first NYT op-ed, Bret Stephens replays the attitude of Hillary’s campaign showing that they were all too confident. We know Democrats always claim they are right, even when they are wrong. The more they are confronted, the more right they declare themselves. They cannot accept their degree of accuracy as 50 50, crapshoot odds. No, they are in dissent from reality.

Put it this way, it never seems Democrats suffer from a lack of confidence — either about winning or their misguided agenda. They seem to have unfettered faith that as long as they believe it is going to happen, it will. With the election, we heard for months that it was all Hillary’s. That is until election night when reality cast the final vote.

Blame, blame, you know my name….and you can read all about it in my new book.

RightRing | Bullright

United’s quest for customer satisfaction

Remember the United Airlines passenger dragged out? Well, seems there is a change of management plans at United.

Oscar Munoz takes a hit. Although, heck, he made over 18 million in 2016. I guess his golden parachute is now out in the wind.

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

BBC

Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction.

The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated.

The airline has been under heavy scrutiny since video of the incident was shared worldwide.

The executive pay decision features in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission financial watchdog.

“United’s management and the Board take recent events extremely seriously, and are in the process of developing targeted compensation program design adjustments to ensure that employees’ incentive opportunities for 2017 are directly and meaningfully tied to progress in improving the customer experience,” the filing said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39675265/

So customer satisfaction is not getting dragged out of the plane. Who knew?

In new news, an Air Canada passenger was bumped from her flight causing her to miss her cruise departure. (booked 2 months in advance) That’ll mess up your day.

Israel And Obama’s Political War

Naturally, the Obama administration normalized the abnormal. But when you put all these latest revelations about his WH, with the close collaboration of Mainstream Media Mule BFF’s, this weaponized intelligence agenda goes to the the ultimate, unprecedented levels.

And this is a reminder that it was not their first application of their weaponized program. Note how leftinistas labeled Trump “unprecedented” even before he won the election? Really…

PA Pundits - International

By Caroline Glick ~

Eli Lake from Bloomberg set off a firestorm in the US this week with his revelation on Monday that in the last six months of the Obama administration, Susan Rice, former president Barack Obama’s national security adviser, requested that the US intelligence community enable her to use foreign intelligence collection as a means of gathering information about Donald Trump’s advisers.

According to Lake’s story, during the course of the US presidential campaign, and with steadily rising intensity after President Donald Trump won the November 2016 election, Rice used her access to intercepted communications of foreign intelligence targets to gather information on Trump’s advisers. Some of those reports were then leaked, injuriously, to the media in violation of US criminal statute.

Whereas in the normal course of events, the identities of American citizens whose conversations with foreigners are intercepted by the US intelligence community are shielded, in…

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Having a spat of the royal blue variety

If Trump critics have been referring to Bannon for some time as president Bannon, then maybe it is time to start calling Jared Kushner “Prince Jared”? Just saying.

Media has zeroed in on tensions between Jared and Bannon. But with trappings of Kushner’s family ties with the president, those tensions are all the more critical.

Of course media has been discussing the possible exit of Bannon — whether wishful thinking or not on their part.

Then it is reported Trump asked them to bury the hatchet or disagreement. The problem of course is which one wins out in these constant, ongoing battles.

But Jared should start to realize he is not royalty, we didn’t elect him. It’s known Kushner is a long-time Democrat. So his degree of influence is not exactly reassuring to me.
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Prince Jared Takes Charge

Ed Klein
Ed Klein
Posted: Apr 04, 2017

Shortly after Donald Trump entered the White House, his chief strategist Steve Bannon told a friend that he had a premonition of impending disaster: “I expect to be out of here in six months,” he reportedly said, “and it’ll be Jared who runs me out.”

He was, of course, referring to Jared Kushner, the president’s 36-year-old son-in-law, who despite his youth and lack of government experience, has amassed more power than anyone else in the White House, including Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Vice President Mike Pence.

It is Kushner who arranged this week’s summit meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping—a meeting Kushner set up with the aim of improving relations between the two countries rather than confronting Beijing, as Bannon would have preferred.

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/edklein/2017/04/04/prince-jared-takes-charge-n2308588

Chuck Schumer unhinged….and unapologetic

Schumer makes news for verbally attacking a woman, who voted for Trump. Rush had the details.

Sen. Chuck Schumer creates a scene at a restaurant berating a woman who voted for Trump. But not just any woman and not jut any restaurant. He kept telling her Trump is a liar, how could you vote for him?

Remember when you were a kid your parents told you “now don’t make a scene”? Well, Chuck missed that lesson. Politics, you know.

Like Rush said, these people are not right. There is something very wrong.

Nice going, Schmucko!
Somewhere there is a mirror laughing its ass off, with Schumer’s face stained into it.

I guess Schumer has Uncivil Rights.

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us! by Ron Paul

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

It’s disturbing if the government spied on Trump. It’s far more disturbing that the government spies on the rest of us. From Ron Paul at ronpaulinstitute.com:

There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been “incidentally collected” by the US government.

If true, this means that someone authorized the monitoring of Trump campaign communications using Section 702 of the FISA Act. Could it have been then-President Obama? We don’t know. Could it have been other political enemies looking for something to harm the Trump campaign or presidency? It is possible.

There is much we do not yet know about what happened and there is probably quite a bit we will never know. But we do know several very important things about the government…

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