More on Fusion GPS: Veteran Washington Reporter Says Media Won't Report on Fusion GPS' Activities as a Major "Source" of "News," Because If You Dug Down Into It and Saw Fusion GPS' Emails With the Media, "It will look like an apocalypse"

A startling Q&A from Grassley and Browder, who testified today about the Magnitsky Act, Putin's efforts to overturn it, and Fusion GPS' role in helping Putin overturn it:


Lindsey Graham notes that Fusion GPS was both behind the anti-Trump Pee Pee Party Dossier as well as being on the same team as whoever set up the Don Jr. meeting.

Mollie Hemingway digests Browyard's testimony.

The full testimony is here, and I strongly advise you to read it. It's gripping as hell.

It's also alarming -- not just about the incredible brutality, venality, and corruption of the Russian government, but the even more frightening Shadow Media in the US which takes money from corrupt governments to get stories friendly to them planted in US media accounts, or to kill stories they don't like.

This tweet also has some of the highlights.

Lee Smith also checks in and digests the accusations flying about Fusion GPS. This is amazing stuff.

I'm not going to get into the details -- you'll have to click for those; this all seems very scary to me, scary enough I don't even want to mention this stuff -- but here's Lee Smith's conclusion:

It’s one of the peculiar paradoxes of the media today that the firm that sparked the anti-Trump resistance, and fueled the patriotism of those newly awakened to the dangers of Russian interference in American political institutions is working with companies intimately linked with Moscow. Fusion GPS is working to undo the U.S. sanctions on Russia implemented by the Magnitzky Act, and has been networked into Gazprom’s investment in Venezuela’s energy sector alongside Derwick Associates. And yet the U.S. media is focused on the Great Kremlin Conspiracy, the fruit of what appears to be only one in a series of smear campaigns waged by Fusion GPS. Sure, the reasons are partly ideological—Trump is not the press’ preferred candidate. And financial—the daily campaign against Trump is driving traffic that print and broadcast haven’t seen in a long time.

The press has its hands tied. “If they report that the Russia dossier is probably nonsense,” said Halvorssen, “and Fusion GPS is running information operations across the media, then that calls into question all the other stories that Fusion GPS has fed journalists in the past. Why are so few journalists willing to look into Fusion GPS?”

In order to report honestly on the Trump scandals, a weakened press would have to report honestly on Fusion GPS—which would mean lifting the lid on the incompetence and malfeasance of their own institutions and colleagues, which would reveal a scandal as threatening to democracy as anything Trump has said or done. “Imagine if they subpoena Fusion GPS’s emails,” said a veteran Washington reporter, “there are going to be lots of journalists in there who’ve taken stories from them. Big names, senior figures in the field. It will look like an apocalypse.”

There was a Mamet film about ten years ago called Spartan. It was okay. But what was great about it was its deadpan depiction of the US as a country in which government thugs and quasi-government thugs killed and assaulted people with impunity. Not just impunity -- they didn't even worry about it much. They acted as if this was all routine, not exceptional at all.

I'm starting to get that kind of vibe from all this.

Posted by: Ace at 06:10 PM




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1 Tjts!

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:00 PM (VFIPk)

2 Tits!

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:00 PM (VFIPk)

3 Some

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:00 PM (VFIPk)

4 Play

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:00 PM (VFIPk)

5 Of a kind

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (VFIPk)

6 Pence

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (VFIPk)

7 Th heaven

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (VFIPk)

8 Is enough

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (VFIPk)

9 NEIN!

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (VFIPk)

10 ball

Posted by: sunny-dee at July 27, 2017 06:01 PM (QAOZh)

11 Perfect 10?

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:02 PM (VFIPk)

12 Crap, I was trying to get 8 ball. You ruined my day, Country Boy!

Posted by: sunny-dee at July 27, 2017 06:02 PM (QAOZh)

13 And that is how you do it folks.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:02 PM (VFIPk)

14 I still don't understand what is meant by the Russians were "behind" the pee pee dossier. Did they actually HIRE Fusion to put it out?

I'll dig deeper.

Part of the reluctance to report on Fusion might be because it is owned/run by reporters.

Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:03 PM (hZ+us)

15 Also in before Grump928 and the Scorpion.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:04 PM (VFIPk)

16 Let's see how long it takes to screw the margins this post

Posted by: NativeNH at July 27, 2017 06:04 PM (dtRY5)

17 The MFM does not want to "look into Fusion" because Fusion is working for Scankles and the DNC and the MFM is in the DNC's back pocket.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 27, 2017 06:04 PM (mpXpK)

18 Is it too late to claim my email was hacked? Cuz it was hacked. Bigly.

Posted by: The Rick Wilson at July 27, 2017 06:05 PM (+i7ay)

19 This should be the final nail in the coffin over the idea that there is any (with very few exceptions) actual "journalism" going on in this country anymore.


Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:05 PM (mhIjm)

20 So is this going to be something like Journo-List, but with a body count?

Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2017 06:06 PM (j+dfT)

21 Now we know why the Dems have been pushing this Russia bullshit so hard. Projection ain't just a river in Egypt.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:06 PM (0mRoj)

22
Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:03 PM (hZ+us)

Fusion supposedly told its clients that the 'report' came from various Russian Sources...

Thus, apparently meaning Vlad Putin himself set up this whole operation....

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:06 PM (NgKpN)

23 This is actually comforting to me.

I can understand corruption, I could not understand mass delusion in the media. They are stupid, but a lot of what they print is destructive to the country, delusional, stupid, and not easily explained by partisanship or stupidity, or other normal means.

But this I understand - they were paid. By foreigners. They are treasonous whores, as we always suspected.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 27, 2017 06:07 PM (LWu6U)

24 The Mean Girl Media is the same as it ever was.

From the NYT covering up the Ukraine Holdomor that killed millions to Associates with Paleostinians letting the Nazi party have veto power on stories to CNN not talking about Saddam Hussein's barbarism

They are the enemy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2017 06:07 PM (8faxC)

25 Now that we know who is diddling who, what are we gonna do about it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2017 06:09 PM (5VlCp)

26 this all seems very scary to me, scary enough I don't even want to mention this stuff


Wow. Getting blocked by Captain Kirk seems to have made the ewok skittish.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (gIRsn)

27 "It's also alarming -- not just about the incredible brutality, venality,
and corruption of the Russian government, but the even more frightening
Shadow Media in the US which takes money from corrupt governments to
get stories friendly to them planted in US media accounts, or to kill
stories they don't like."

So the media should also be registered foreign agents under FARA?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (tbOMB)

28 Lol @ Ron Dellums being hired by the Rooskies to lobby for them.

That guy was one of the biggest pieces of shit to ever serve in the House.

Seriously, his statue in the rotunda is a giant turd.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (4ErVI)

29 This is the greatest threat that this country faces, not Trump's tweets or his rudeness, not even "Russian meddling in the election". It is the media's abrogation of its sacred duty, the duty to seek out and provide the facts that the American people need to base their decisions on.


These lickspittle's are not only lying propagandists, which is bad enough, but they're fucking lazy lying propagandists to boot.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (mhIjm)

30 Hey Wikileaks.... What Ya' got?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (O2RFr)

31 Imo, so far, the strategic picture closely resembles the opening phase of WW2 in the Pacific.

The wikileaks emails put us inside the enemy's comms traffic.

The POTUS's actions in discrediting the msm and the growth of news streams outside the msm is on par with the Battle at Midway and gives us near parity on strategic maneuver capability.

What we're in now is the offensive phase much like Guadalcanal.

If the analogy is accurate and holds true (assuming the accuracy) we can expect a close analog to massive bonzi attacks by the enemy. These will test our resolve and endurance, but will also hasten the enemy's destruction if successfully resisted.

Ahead lies many brutal and quite possibly non-metaphorically bloody battles.

But, the tide is turning.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (m+qrc)

32 None of this is surprisingly me.

Posted by: Skip at July 27, 2017 06:11 PM (pPKG5)

33 Pork lips

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2017 06:11 PM (IqV8l)

34 So the media should also be registered foreign agents under FARA?

Well the guy on Tucker last night sort of said either they are being investigated for that or should be,,,

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:11 PM (O2RFr)

35 If the analogy is accurate and holds true (assuming the accuracy) we can expect a close analog to massive bonzi attacks by the enemy. These will test our resolve and endurance, but will also hasten the enemy's destruction if successfully resisted.

Ahead lies many brutal and quite possibly non-metaphorically bloody battles.

But, the tide is turning.
Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (m+qrc)

and then we drop the BIG ONE!

TWICE!!!

I'm in!

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:12 PM (NgKpN)

36 Well the guy on Tucker last night sort of said either they are being investigated for that or should be

"they" being Fusion GPS

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (O2RFr)

37 But losers like Allahpundit rail against anyone who says biased reporters should be jailed.

THESE PEOPLE DESERVE JAIL

Posted by: Traddy at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (Amgv8)

38 So, Russian interference is real, but they were against Trump, and Hills and Obama knew it the whole time?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (P/kVC)

39 Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:12 PM (NgKpN)

Let's drop the big one and pulverize 'em!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (0mRoj)

40 nothing but a vast right wing conspiracy. all lies. prove me wrong, suckers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (KP5rU)

41 500 quatloos on SMOD

Posted by: wth at July 27, 2017 06:14 PM (HgMAr)

42 But, the tide is turning.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (m+qrc)


I sure hope so. The tide was on a razor's edge at Guadalcanal too and picking Halsey to replace Ghormley went a long way to turning the tide. Because Halsey was a fighter and Ghormley was demoralized and ineffective.
And Trump is a fighter, unlike the weak sister's that have preceded him on the Republican side.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:14 PM (mhIjm)

43 "What went Wrong?"

Posted by: Hillary running for the hills... at July 27, 2017 06:14 PM (O2RFr)

44 38 pretty much

Posted by: Skip at July 27, 2017 06:14 PM (pPKG5)

45 Many of the king rats have gone underground. Anyone heard from John Kerry lately?

Posted by: Chekov at July 27, 2017 06:15 PM (mcI77)

46 Do you want a dictator Leftists? Because this is how get a dictator.

Posted by: Strobe at July 27, 2017 06:15 PM (gbWkA)

47 Ahead lies many brutal and quite possibly non-metaphorically bloody battles.

But, the tide is turning[./i]

I'd like to believe that, but deep down I know its not true and I want people to not set themselves up for disappointment. Maybe you're right but we're all better off finding that out by surprise than expecting it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:15 PM (39g3+)

48 "If the analogy is accurate and holds true (assuming the accuracy) we can expect a close analog to massive bonzi attacks by the enemy."

Trump Bluto: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 27, 2017 06:15 PM (+7/1f)

49 Between this and the DWS IT guy, what the suicide/accidental death count gonna be?

Posted by: Traddy at July 27, 2017 06:16 PM (1aNMF)

50 Close tags in your nick are cheating, Taylor, and you know it.

Posted by: The Barrel at July 27, 2017 06:16 PM (gIRsn)

51 alarmed by the brutality of the Russians?

This is the country that poisoned a guy with polonium. Either because they are a fan of old film noir, or because they wanted to send a giant "fuck you" to the world, including the UK which had to clean up the mess.

Russia is a tiny country actually (double the population of France, half the GDP) and has been harassing the west for 100 years.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 27, 2017 06:16 PM (LWu6U)

52 If the analogy is accurate and holds true (assuming the accuracy) we can
expect a close analog to massive bonzi attacks by the enemy. These will
test our resolve and endurance, but will also hasten the enemy's
destruction if successfully resisted.
---
TREE IN A TRAY!!!
TREE IN A TRAY!!!

Posted by: Methos loves the old jokes at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (3Liv/)

53 49 Between this and the DWS IT guy, what the suicide/accidental death count gonna be?

This weekend could be epic...

Posted by: Hillary running for the hills... at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (O2RFr)

54 Quiet, he's on a roll.

Posted by: Strobe at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (gbWkA)

55 If Anonymous and wikileaks had ANY integrity, they would hack the Fusion GPS email accounts RIGHT NOW and release them all in a massive data dump.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (DQ4Fv)

56 Would this be a good time to remind everyone that were not going to vote our way out of this?

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (bT5pt)

57 Who doesn't have Ace blocked on Twitter?

Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (0moEN)

58 After Gerald Rivera decided to map out troop movements at the start of OIF, and then finding out about CNN's cozy relationship with Saddam, I've had no use for the MFM.

This latest shit does not surprise me.

I also don't expect anything to change either.

Posted by: SMFH at July 27, 2017 06:18 PM (s5Kql)

59 zombie

I agree...

Posted by: Hillary running for the hills... at July 27, 2017 06:18 PM (O2RFr)

60 C'mon, hackers of the world. Want to get famous for your hacking skilz? This is the opportunity of the year. Hack Fusion GPS, and you will have the world's attention.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:18 PM (DQ4Fv)

61 News source, PR firm, disinformation purveyors ... what's in a word?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 27, 2017 06:18 PM (SRKgf)

62 47 Ahead lies many brutal and quite possibly non-metaphorically bloody battles.

But, the tide is turning[./i]

I'd like to believe that, but deep down I know its not true and I want people to not set themselves up for disappointment. Maybe you're right but we're all better off finding that out by surprise than expecting it.

E
-----The tide is turning because once these institutions are exposed to no consequence, there will finally be an appetite for the people to get their hands dirty

Posted by: Traddy at July 27, 2017 06:18 PM (8m+ZY)

63 You thought it was just a movie, LOL.

Posted by: Kaiser Sosay at July 27, 2017 06:19 PM (XoldI)

64 The Breitbarts and the Daily Callers are going to have a bloody field day with this.

Posted by: Orson at July 27, 2017 06:19 PM (86aCi)

65 As annoying as Hannity is he has been hammering this stuff non-stop...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:19 PM (O2RFr)

66 Would this be a good time to remind everyone that were not going to vote our way out of this?
Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2017 06:17 PM (bT5pt)

Ummmmmm...No. Lock n Load.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2017 06:19 PM (5VlCp)

67 Am I looking any more sexy?

Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (mcI77)

68 Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:03 PM (hZ+us)

Fusion supposedly told its clients that the 'report' came from various Russian Sources...

Thus, apparently meaning Vlad Putin himself set up this whole operation....

/facepalm
Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:06 PM (NgKpN)

I think its obvious from the "report" that Fusion used Russian sources -although much of it looks completely made up. But Russian sources doesn't mean Putin is behind it -sounds like Fusion is corrupt enough to handle the lies by itself.

Who is Fusion's client? Jeb? Clinton? the DNC? Maybe i've just missed it, but it seems important.

Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (hZ+us)

69 Miss Lindsey can EABOD. Has he 'splained his boyfriend, McCain's connection to Pee Pee Gate?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (PY9jH)

70 It is very difficult to even give the news media the benefit of the doubt at any level or in any institution. Fox News, Washington Times, your local newspaper run by the girl next door, it doesn't matter. The entire institution from ground up is completely corrupt and ruined.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (39g3+)

71 Did anybody for a moment question the perception that in order to drain the swamp you have to dismantle Murder Inc.? Big Murder is an integral part of the process of keeping the Deep State in check.

It will continue to get worse before it gets better.

Posted by: Fritz at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (eLttb)

72 i think mamet voted for trump

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (qV5PD)

73 Spartan is mid range Mamet but it may be the most brutally cynical of all of his works.

I do quite enjoy how at the beginning on the movie he just throws the audience in there with people throwing around jargon and there's no new guy audience pov character to whom any of it is explained. Nope. Figure it out.

Question, can what Fusion GPS is doing really be considered news? It seems like it's nothing more than press releases and propaganda.

Annnnd yet more "sources say" in these stories (obviously other than the testimony of the guy who, you know testified). How the hell do we know that Fusion GPS itself or one of its competitors isn't the source of those leaks?


I'm starting to think the Zerohedge guys are ludicrous Pollyannas.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (dEQP3)

74 I can see visits to Ft. Marcy park or walks in bad neighborhoods for some people.

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (zLDYs)

75 There was a Mamet film about ten years ago called Spartan. It was okay. But what was great about it was its deadpan depiction of the US as a country in which government thugs and quasi-government thugs killed and assaulted people with impunity. Not just impunity -- they didn't even worry about it much. They acted as if this was all routine, not exceptional at all.

I'm starting to get that kind of vibe from all this.

Posted by: Ace at 06:10 PM



Mamet's one of us. A good heart, a great talent and an enlightened brain. Read "The Secret Knowledge."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (mbhDw)

76 whats jake the snake tapper have to say about this? or, is he still in the corner, choking down a bag o dicks? all assholes, all the time.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (KP5rU)

77
Who is Fusion's client? Jeb?

Jeb has been "mentioned" numerous times in this...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (O2RFr)

78 Forget the dossier, the real story is when we finally learn that Tom Brokaw is a serial killer with a body count in the dozens and that his ranch in Montana has a dungeon filled with corpses.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (4ErVI)

79 WTF?!?! Why have I not ever heard or seen Spartan before? The trailer looks amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/ vi2492662041?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (2qHjF)

80 The Russians are so far inside our OODA loop on this whole thing it is not even funny. They have figured out how to undermine faith and confidence in our institutions by using leveraging the media, which cannot even report the truth without discrediting themselves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (0wem/)

81 Of course Russia wanted DistHillary to win. Easy extortion target. Easy to bribe.

Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (j+dfT)

82 Did anybody for a moment question the perception that in order to drain
the swamp you have to dismantle Murder Inc.? Big Murder is an integral
part of the process of keeping the Deep State in check.
---
I assume you meant 'in power'

Posted by: Methos at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (3Liv/)

83 Something tells me none of this will ever be straightened out for the average person to understand.

But Don Jr made the cover of Time Magazine with "Caught Red Handed"

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (1+bvq)

84 61 News source, PR firm, disinformation purveyors ... what's in a word?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara/i]

Interestingly, and unexpectedly, the new-ish (and pretty disappointing) film "Absolutely Fabulous: The Film" (which is exactly what the title says -- a film update to the '90s TV show) is all about Public Relations firms and disinformation. Yes, it's a ridiculous slapstick comedy film, but the lead character -- Edina -- runs her own PR firm and is trying to twist stories to her clients' benefit -- but then runs into her own PR disaster when she accidentally kill Kate Moss.

The film itself gets a C+ at best (and I'm speaking as an AbFab fan), but it surprisingly did have a theme relevant to modern times. I.e. The is no different between "public relations" and "disinformation."

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (DQ4Fv)

85 democracy dies in fusion GPS

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (qV5PD)

86 81 Of course Russia wanted DistHillary to win. Easy extortion target. Easy to bribe.
Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (j+dfT)


Hillary does not have to be extorted or blackmailed. She'd sell us out in a heartbeat for money, money, money.

See: Loral Space Industries.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mbhDw)

87 Fuck Uniltaic.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (DQ4Fv)

88 July 27th is a big fucking deal

Posted by: The Original REAL Galactic Lord Sir Covfefe at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (nFwvY)

89 85 democracy dies in fusion GPS
Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (qV5PD)


Fusion GPS. Brother of Fareed?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mbhDw)

90 Who is Fusion's client? Jeb? Clinton? the DNC? Maybe i've just missed it, but it seems important.

For the Russia dossier nobody knows for sure, but signs point toward Jeb. Please clap. Its also possibly a GOPe joint effort, remember when reporters asked them if they had any plans to stop Trump and they said something was in the works?

yeah.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (39g3+)

91 There was a Mamet film about ten years ago called Spartan. It was okay. But what was great about it was its deadpan depiction of the US as a country in which government thugs and quasi-government thugs killed and assaulted people with impunity. Not just impunity -- they didn't even worry about it much. They acted as if this was all routine, not exceptional at all.

What we really could use is Val Kilmer doing some work on a few Fusion GPS dudes. They are outside of the country all the time ... and there are no protections while abroad.

That's the sort of shit the CIA is supposed to do, anyway. But no ... they don't do anything useful anymore.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 27, 2017 06:24 PM (rZ+mb)

92 Hillary does not have to be extorted or blackmailed. She'd sell us out in a heartbeat for money, money, money.

See: Loral Space Industries.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (mbhDw)

Putin was going to throw in a few cases of vodka too so you know we would've been screwed.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:24 PM (4ErVI)

93 Spartan was great just for Val Kilmer.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 27, 2017 06:24 PM (pz6b2)

94 81 Of course Russia wanted DistHillary to win. Easy extortion target. Easy to bribe.
Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (j+dfT)

Proven track record.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 27, 2017 06:25 PM (P/kVC)

95 Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (0wem/)

So... its your contention that Russia, with VERY little money, or power here...

Somehow is the culprit?

Not the Dems, who have a Metric Fuckton of money, and political influence, and true believers...

Damn.... Vlad must be really damn smart to pull that off.... /facepalm

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:25 PM (NgKpN)

96 Dlamp Johnson was right!

Posted by: freaked at July 27, 2017 06:25 PM (BO/km)

97 zombie,

Huge fan of AbFab also.

Funniest scene ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMFKz7IRPnA

Posted by: SMFH at July 27, 2017 06:26 PM (s5Kql)

98 Of course Russia wanted DistHillary to win. Easy extortion target. Easy to bribe.

Yes but like I said before, she won't stay bought, and she's irrational and unpredictable. That's a bad combination.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:26 PM (39g3+)

99 Before civilization collapses completely and we are thrown into anarchy, I'd just like to mention that the acting in 'Little House on the Prairie' was terrible.

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (bT5pt)

100 The problem with draining the swamp is that whatever you build on it will then sink into the swamp.

Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (0moEN)

101 36
Well the guy on Tucker last night sort of said either they are being investigated for that or should be



"they" being Fusion GPS

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:13 PM (O2RFr)

Right, and I thought that too - thinking I was clever, until I saw Grassley was also noting the same. But I am talking about the media itself. There are allegations that there are those in the media taking money to push stories on behalf of foreign governments. It's like lobbying, only a slight bit removed from "lobbying."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (tbOMB)

102 Another element that closely fits with the WW2 Pacific analogy.

Many of those who should be safe guarding their own morale and aiding others around them in doing the same are fully convinced of the enemy's invincibility and are preaching eventual full defeat of our own.

This was a huge problem on the allied side early in the war, just as it has been on ours in this one.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (m+qrc)

103 And I always got the feeling Spartan was about the Clintons.

The theory falls apart when you imagine them snatching pre-plastic surgery Chelsea, of course.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 27, 2017 06:28 PM (pz6b2)

104 68 Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:03 PM (hZ+us)

Fusion supposedly told its clients that the 'report' came from various Russian Sources...

Thus, apparently meaning Vlad Putin himself set up this whole operation....

/facepalm
Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:06 PM (NgKpN)

I think its obvious from the "report" that Fusion used Russian sources -although much of it looks completely made up. But Russian sources doesn't mean Putin is behind it -sounds like Fusion is corrupt enough to handle the lies by itself.

Who is Fusion's client? Jeb? Clinton? the DNC? Maybe i've just missed it, but it seems important.

Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (hZ+us)

Yup.... you got it...

The only evidence that there is ANY Russian involvement in this at all, are from Fusion itself....

You know... the lying liars who lie?

They made up crap, like piss gate... which supposedly happened IN Russia, so of course they had to tell people they had Russian sources...

/shakes head...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:28 PM (NgKpN)

105 79 WTF?!?! Why have I not ever heard or seen Spartan before? The trailer looks amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/ vi2492662041?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (2qHjF)

It has Al Bundy and Agent Coulson! Can't get better than that!

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:29 PM (0mRoj)

106 You guys are a blast. This is the real "resistance."

Posted by: Caliban at July 27, 2017 06:29 PM (QE8X6)

107 >>There are allegations that there are those in the media taking money to push stories on behalf of foreign governments.



The Deuce!

Posted by: Al Jazeera at July 27, 2017 06:29 PM (0moEN)

108 The theory falls apart when you imagine them snatching pre-plastic surgery Chelsea, of course.

Whatever "work" she has had done she should ask for a refund...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2017 06:29 PM (O2RFr)

109 ... ... "Very good, Darla, now use it in a sentence."
Darla
"Buckwheat is an idiot"



Mrs. Crabtree:
"Ok, Buckwheat. Your word is Dictate"

Buckwheat:
"D" "I" "C" "T" "A" "T" "E"
"Dictate"

Mrs Crabtree:
"Very good, Buckwheat. Now use it in a sentence."

Buckwheat:
"Hey, Darla, how dat dictate last night?"

Posted by: Turnabout is fair play at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (4bjXi)

110 100 The problem with draining the swamp is that whatever you build on it will then sink into the swamp.
Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (0moEN)

Which is why you have your Son marry a Woman with HUGE.... tracks of Land... so you don't have to build yer castle on the damn swamp... again...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (NgKpN)

111 Am I looking any more sexy?
Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (mcI77)

No.

In this day and age you're as useless as tits on a boar.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (VFIPk)

112 I'd just like to mention that the acting in 'Little House on the Prairie' was terrible.

Yes but I had a huge crush on Laura Ingalls

This is the real "resistance."

The real resistance spoke on November last year. We're still out there, watching to see if Washington got the message.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (39g3+)

113 Interesting. Here is the FusionGPS Web site:

http://www.fusiongps.com/

"Fusion GPS is based in Washington, DC and provides premium research, strategic intelligence, and due diligence services to corporations, law firms, and investors worldwide.

We offer a cross-disciplinary approach with expertise in media, politics, regulation, national security, and global markets.

Email: info@fusiongps.com"

However, there is nothing beyond that first page.

I would be willing to bet, though, that there are "hidden" pages -- i.e. subdirectories -- on their server, orphaned from the rest of the Internet. But would be are visitable., if you only knew the URL.

Question for the techheads:

Is there any any to fish around and methodically uncover orphaned subdirectories in any domain? Must be possible.

I know that I myself have hidden subdirectories on zombietime, to which there are NO links from my front page. So far, no one has discovered them, but I imagine they could if they really tried.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (DQ4Fv)

114 I had brought up the complicity of the press whether by pay or fellow fks at heart.

Now I would like to jknow which corps and people own every American media outlet and what pay to play schem,es they might have been involved in Re Hillary and Obama.


Because fellow journOlisters alright, But the owners of the specific papers and news casts?

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2017 06:31 PM (FKrah)

115 Man can only do so much, Donna.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 27, 2017 06:31 PM (pz6b2)

116 Forget the dossier, the real story is when we finally learn that Tom Brokaw is a serial killer with a body count in the dozens and that his ranch in Montana has a dungeon filled with corpses.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (4ErVI)



I read that as Tom Brady and was nodding vigorously.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:32 PM (dEQP3)

117 I Saw Due Dilligence Services open for Meat Beat Manifest at Wacken 08!

Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2017 06:32 PM (0moEN)

118 Whatever "work" she has had done she should ask for a refund...

Hey there's only so much to work with there. You can't expect miracles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:32 PM (39g3+)

119 Who owns Fusion?

Posted by: davidt at July 27, 2017 06:33 PM (XoldI)

120
Huge fan of AbFab also.

---

I am as well.

My favorite episide the one in Morocco:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsHxkyOU1PI

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2017 06:33 PM (aT+Bx)

121 I realize how much we need reporting and why they are protected but what about when they no longer do their jobs and sell out for Putin, Venzuela, saud deals and put America at risk?
not at risk because of what we are doing but the Media at risk because they are all in the game with them and their deals?

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2017 06:34 PM (FKrah)

122 At this rate we're going to need another government to investigate what this government is doing.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:34 PM (4ErVI)

123 I would be willing to bet, though, that there are "hidden" pages -- i.e. subdirectories -- on their server, orphaned from the rest of the Internet. But would be are visitable., if you only knew the URL.

Yeah, its easy to do. However, the kind of clients they are dealing with, requiring them to type in something in the URL bar is asking a bit much so you can guess they give links in emails and texts.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:34 PM (39g3+)

124 What's worrisome is if Russia's aim truly is to simply collapse the US, all they would have to do is have a few of their key people say Trump collude with them.

It would be instant civil war in the US.

I'm not entirely convinced that is Russia's end game, but they could really make lemonade out of lemons here if they really wanted to.

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 06:34 PM (1+bvq)

125 Didn't get to read all the comments, so this may have been said before but "killed and assaulted people with impunity" Sounds like the Clinton Crime Syndicate.

Pray that "justice might roll down like water".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (iVOAv)

126 @73 "I'm starting to think the Zerohedge guys are ludicrous Pollyannas."

Yeesh. I haven't heard a more depressing sentiment all week.

Between this and Glenn Simpleton taking the Fifth, Fusion GPS is screaming out for an indictment. Arrest the staff (like five people? Ten?), shutter the office, seize the servers and logs.

Reporters will be jumping out of windows like 1929 stockbrokers.

Posted by: trev006 at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (IbaEw)

127 So... its your contention that Russia, with VERY little money, or power here...

Somehow is the culprit?

Not the Dems, who have a Metric Fuckton of money, and political influence, and true believers...

Damn.... Vlad must be really damn smart to pull that off.... /facepalm
Posted by: Don Q. at July




So it is your contention that Russia has no interest in undermining the United States? Where do you get your geopolitical insights from ben rhodes?

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (0wem/)

128 Another line of attack, if FusionGPS turns out to be unhackable:

Pick random media outlets, hopefully with poor security measures hack THEIR email servers, then simply do a search for "fusiongps.com" and see if you get any hits.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (DQ4Fv)

129 so has it bore fruit that Jeb! and McCain also used them?
Or was that misdirection?

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (FKrah)

130 Collapsing the US doesn't square with the Russian's goals. Someone will fill that power vacuum, and it wouldn't be them.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 27, 2017 06:36 PM (pz6b2)

131 ....

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2017 06:36 PM (FKrah)

132 Alex Jones looks more sane every day.

Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:36 PM (mcI77)

133 Special Report going all in. Calling Mattis and McMasters actions justified insubordination. This is insane. You were not elected President. You are in place to follow his orders.

Posted by: Gman at July 27, 2017 06:36 PM (VXoTW)

134 I'm starting to get that kind of vibe from all this.
---
i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

(kinda, but not really, joking)

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (pJeub)

135 Wonder how many political stores in WaPo come from Fusion GPS?

25%, 50%...more?

This is something Trump should be pounding night and day on twitter. It plays right into the FakeNews narrative.



Posted by: William Eaton at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (MuTTO)

136 WTF?!?! Why have I not ever heard or seen Spartan before? The trailer looks amazing.

http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/ vi2492662041?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:21 PM (2qHjF)



It's uneven but well done. I mean, mid-range Mamet is still miles and miles ahead of most stuff.

And, yeah, I've always assumed it was about the Clintons.

I'm not sure cynical is the right word for what that movie is. It makes cynical look like happy fun joyous unicorn time.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (dEQP3)

137 123 I would be willing to bet, though, that there are "hidden" pages -- i.e. subdirectories -- on their server, orphaned from the rest of the Internet. But would be are visitable., if you only knew the URL.

Yeah, its easy to do.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


...how?

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (DQ4Fv)

138 Damn.... Vlad must be really damn smart to pull that off.... /facepalm
Posted by: Don Q. at July




So it is your contention that Russia has no interest in undermining the United States? Where do you get your geopolitical insights from ben rhodes?
Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:35 PM (0wem/)

Not a bit... but to give them Super Human powers, instead of looking at more likely and probable people... is just silly.

Is Russia a Rival? Sure.... are they super human? .... uh.... no....

We have enemies MUCH closer to home, who are more of a threat.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (NgKpN)

139 There was a big-time nevertrumper out of Chicago or thereabouts that popped up late 2016, Ricketts, after that meeting on that island with big GOP and RNC people.

My money is on one of these fools.

Oddly the Ricketts are not listed on the Stop Trump wikipedia page.

They endorsed after Trump tweeted about their secrets, and after giving big to Scott Walker's nevertrump PAC.

https://www.si.com/mlb/2016/09/21/ricketts-family- endorses-donald-trump-campaign-chicago-cubs

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (tbOMB)

140 Who owns Fusion?

I have one with the 2.7l EcoBoost engine.

It also has navigation with ... GPS.

Posted by: some Ford driver at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (LU7ju)

141 A Chinese man has transferred more than 29 percent of HNA Group of China -- the equivalent of as much as $18 billion -- to a New York-based private foundation. The donation puts him in the same league as donors like Bill Gates and Warren E. Buffett and almost matched the combined giving of all American corporations in 2016.

But it has not been disclosed how that man, Guan Jun, who is in his 30s, came to own such a large piece of one of China's biggest conglomerates. His registered address in Beijing is a modest apartment at the end of a dingy hallway littered with discarded furniture and bags of trash.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (mn0Jm)

142 Not a bit... but to give them Super Human powers, instead of looking at more likely and probable people... is just silly.

Is Russia a Rival? Sure.... are they super human? .... uh.... no....

We have enemies MUCH closer to home, who are more of a threat.
Posted by: Don Q. at July




You are out of your depth. You should stop before you embarrass yourself more.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (0wem/)

143 so I read the police have whaterfaces computer, Do you think that may be related and direct communications with the DNC?

Posted by: willow at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (FKrah)

144 i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

(kinda, but not really, joking)

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (pJeub)

Cause of death: Fasting for a month straight.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 06:39 PM (4ErVI)

145


um...Russians?

Posted by: tihs is CNN at July 27, 2017 06:39 PM (2wRtc)

146 Sorry that was in response to who was the rightie paying Fusion GPS before the DNC took over.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:39 PM (tbOMB)

147 The Ruskies are in Venezuela and the Cubans are in Venezuela therefore the Ruskies are back in Cuba.

O bama oh, bama oh, 0 what a guy.

Posted by: gNewt at July 27, 2017 06:39 PM (tm6wE)

148 We're the Rooskies responsible for the terribleness of Little House on the Prairie? I think not.

Posted by: Weasel at July 27, 2017 06:39 PM (bT5pt)

149 >>>i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

CNN BREAKING NEWS***BLOGGER FOUND DEAD WITH TWO FINGERS IN BUTT IN BOTCHED MASSAGE***

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:40 PM (7h4Fr)

150 Collapsing the US doesn't square with the Russian's goals. Someone will fill that power vacuum, and it wouldn't be them.
Posted by: Chupacabra

_____

I don't think so either, but I will go along with the idea they would to bring us down a few notches and create some chaos.

But I think mostly what they want is to be left alone in the sphere of the world.

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 06:40 PM (1+bvq)

151 Man, what a great fictional TV show about politics this story could make.

Posted by: Francis Underwood at July 27, 2017 06:41 PM (4bjXi)

152 i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

He'll have fallen down an elevator shaft. With multiple bullets in his back. Clear case of suicide.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:41 PM (0mRoj)

153 ...And, yeah, I've always assumed it was about the Clintons.



I'm not sure cynical is the right word for what that movie is. It makes cynical look like happy fun joyous unicorn time.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:37 PM (dEQP3)



Thank you Ross Perot. If not for him the Clinton's are a footnote in the history books about a backwoods pervert hick governor from Arkansas and his shrieking harpy of an ambulance chasing wife.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:41 PM (mhIjm)

154 on Levin now and in front of his pay wall on Levin T.V..

Posted by: tragedy of the commons at July 27, 2017 06:42 PM (9Gvnx)

155 Anybody look to see if Spartan is streaming free on Roku.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:43 PM (2qHjF)

156 So who would write, or publish, articles about media corruption?

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at July 27, 2017 06:43 PM (hJrjt)

157 >>The real resistance spoke on November last year. We're still out there, watching to see if Washington got the message.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:30 PM (39g3+)

Don't underestimate yourself. I saw Ace quoted at length today on PJ Media.

Here's the thing: The Left is fighting like a bunch of banshees. The Bannion concept is that resistance is grass-roots.

Start the fire wherever you are. Fight back in this abnormal age, and fight back hard.

Your enemies are not bashful.

Posted by: Caliban at July 27, 2017 06:43 PM (QE8X6)

158 Yeah, its easy to do.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

...how?

Posted by: zombie


====


Tor -

Over VPN. (Safety first)

Posted by: tihs is CNN at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (2wRtc)

159 ...Thank you Ross Perot. If not for him the Clinton's are a footnote in the history books about a backwoods pervert hick governor from Arkansas and his shrieking harpy of an ambulance chasing wife.
Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:41 PM (mhIjm)

I used to agree with this, but now I think that Clinton just sped things up a bit. Bush was all in on the direction and would have steered the same course.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (T71PA)

160 Remember when Tom Clancy novels were the epitome of intrigue? This is a whole new ballgame. Wag the Dog on steroids.

Posted by: Johnny at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (kUotE)

161 I'm starting to get that kind of vibe from all this.

Posted by Ace at 06:10 PM Comments


OK - straight up question here. Because I really wonder. Have I been the only one going around saying "What the Fuck" for quite some time ?

I mean - when I was in college - the FBI straight-up assassinated a dude's wife and son at Ruby Ridge. I watched 'em burn people to death on TV at WACO. Watched agents go in decked to the nines to send a kid back to Cuba. To Cuba.

After 9/11 - all the new rules and agencies were pointed internally. They weren't pointed overseas. I watched people worry about using certain words on the telephone - because "they" might be listening. Hell - decades later - I saw more of the same worries here.

I watched it proven that the IRS was investigating people purely for political motive. I watched it proven that the BATF was running guns to Mexico. I watched it proven that we let people die in Benghazi. Hell - I saw it proven that we lied about why they died, while the dude that made the video they lied about went to jail. I saw a dude that made movies critical of the government go to jail.

And I saw a million other things. We all saw it on TV and in the news. None of it was hidden, and nobody will dispute that any of it happened in the macro sense. The "Everything is Fine Brigade will only quibble about the details - to obfuscate the bigger picture.

So why now are people suddenly starting to get "a vibe" ? I've had a fucking vibe since the early 90s. I've had a vibe over four different Presidents in two different parties now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (fiGNd)

162 Who owns Fusion?


Gillette, and I'm sick of it. Fusion blades are up to $27 for a 5-pack now.

$5+ per blade means about $1.50 per shave. I'm ready to go all Ted Koczinski and live in a shack.

I found some Mach 3 blades for $10 last month and downgraded, but that was just a sale and even the Mach 3s are close to $20.

Shaving should not break the bank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)

163 You are out of your depth. You should stop before you embarrass yourself more.
Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:38 PM (0wem/)

And I would suggest you stop insulting those who have a different opinion from you.

But then..... that's your thing isn't it...

Please point out ONE piece of real evidence... that Russian's actually influenced the election...

Especially more than the Deep State Leaks, James Comey, the Clintons and their foundation, and the Washington DC Media crap, that is still coming to light...

or, perhaps, you should take your own advice?

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:45 PM (NgKpN)

164 152 i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

He'll have fallen down an elevator shaft. With multiple bullets in his back. Clear case of suicide.
Posted by: Insomniac


An SF-based pro-Israel activist named Dan Kliman went to an Arabic-language class at a building in San Francisco one night in 2008, and never returned. The next morning, he was found at the bottom of the building's elevator shaft.

The District Attorney's official ruling? "Accident or suicide" -- no foul play:

http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=110

Who was District Attorney of San Francisco at the time?

Yep, you guessed it: Kamala Harris.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

165 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)

Go straight razor or old-school safety razor. Or just say fuck it and grow a beard like I did.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:46 PM (0mRoj)

166 132 Alex Jones looks more sane every day.
Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:36 PM (mcI77)

--------------------------------------------------

...while smoking weed with the ghost of Tom Clancy.


That is the territory we have entered now.

Posted by: William Eaton at July 27, 2017 06:46 PM (MuTTO)

167 Who was District Attorney of San Francisco at the time?

Yep, you guessed it: Kamala Harris.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 06:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

Well. Isn't that interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:47 PM (0mRoj)

168 Shaving should not break the bank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)


I use Dollar Shave Club. $9 for a pack of 5 razors.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:47 PM (mhIjm)

169 Deep State is a much greater imminent threat to the US than Russia. Russia cannot beat us until we have destroyed ourselves from the inside. Russia, to defeat us, must have our political system (they're working on it)
and our military thoroughly corrupted before they can take physical action against us. Our greatest enemy is DeepState.

Posted by: gNewt at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (tm6wE)

170 Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (fiGNd)

Pretty much, this. They're operating out in the open and I think even get a bit of a rush out of the whole thing, as their little media pussies run around and bury the turds after they've stunk the place up.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (RHEDC)

171 Shaving should not break the bank.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)


That's one of the main reasons why I stopped.

*bounds off*

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (dEQP3)

172 Wow. Getting blocked by Captain Kirk seems to have made the ewok skittish.
I thought Mr Scott was skittish?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (nlbfN)

173 99 Before civilization collapses completely and we are thrown into anarchy, I'd just like to mention that the acting in 'Little House on the Prairie' was terrible.

Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward to "Little House on the Prairie with Zombies".

Posted by: Anachronda at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (v3pYe)

174 "But what was great about it was its deadpan depiction of the US as a
country in which government thugs and quasi-government thugs killed and
assaulted people with impunity. Not just impunity -- they didn't even
worry about it much. They acted as if this was all routine, not
exceptional at all."


And then Hillary lost and the motivation of fear came on strong.

Posted by: geoffb5 at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (d3wbb)

175 I use Dollar Shave Club. $9 for a pack of 5 razors.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:47 PM (mhIjm)


I use clippers, leave that shit a little less than clean-shaven, and post long screeds here that nobody wastes their time to read.

It all seems to suit me.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (fiGNd)

176 @75

"... one of us. A good heart, a great talent and an enlightened brain."


A good heart, a great talent and an enlightened brain.
A good heart, a great talent and an enlightened brain.
A good heart, a great talent and an enlightened brain.

Am I one of them? Am I one of them? Could I be?

I will endeavor to persevere
To be one of them

Posted by: Comments that might make another 9/12 Conservative out of a troll at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (4bjXi)

177 >>>That's one of the main reasons why I stopped.

DEMI

MOORE

BUSH

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:49 PM (mNS8n)

178 I'm wondering how Grassley and the GOPs on the committee will view Fusion GPS' invoking the 5th in light of this testimony.

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:49 PM (kD8Fh)

179 "Please point out ONE piece of real evidence... that Russian's actually influenced the election... "

Case in point: the 17 agencies (now three or four) rely on the DNC's consultant. That's not evidence. It's akin to hearsay.

Just one example of how we've strayed from basic common law principles of how you establish facts.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 27, 2017 06:49 PM (+7/1f)

180 Gillette, and I'm sick of it. Fusion blades are up to $27 for a 5-pack now.

$5+ per blade means about $1.50 per shave. I'm ready to go all Ted Koczinski and live in a shack.

I found some Mach 3 blades for $10 last month and downgraded, but that was just a sale and even the Mach 3s are close to $20.

Shaving should not break the bank.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)

Have you considered Dollar Shave Club?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (3OIiX)

181 Who was District Attorney of San Francisco at the time?



Yep, you guessed it: Kamala Harris.


Hard to believe there was a time the police didn't like her much. They got rid of those guys pretty efficiently over the last 10 years.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (RHEDC)

182 Say what you will about Kamala Harris, but that woman looks like she used to be a wildcat in her younger days.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (2qHjF)

183 These damn people keep screaming 'russia' and fact is they themselves are a bigger enemy to America that Russia is. This problem will require a solution somewhat more stringent than the voting booth. Sad but it's come to the end of 4th quarter and we need to work this out.

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (zLDYs)

184 Deep State is a much greater imminent threat to the
US than Russia. Russia cannot beat us until we have destroyed ourselves
from the inside. Russia, to defeat us, must have our political system
(they're working on it)

and our military thoroughly corrupted before they can take physical action against us. Our greatest enemy is DeepState.

Posted by: gNewt at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (tm6wE)


Khrushchev predicted it over 60 years ago. They would bury us from within. And they are. And the instrument is the Media.

Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (mhIjm)

185 I think at this point Trump is Samson. Bring it all down.

Posted by: Jmel at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (HowRR)

186 Before we drop the big ones, can let them go through the kamikaze phase for a little while?

Posted by: MikeinJersey at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (WXqyC)

187 171 Shaving should not break the bank.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)

That's one of the main reasons why I stopped.

*bounds off*
Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (dEQP3)

So now you're like a mini Sasquatch? A half-squatch?

Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (0mRoj)

188 Yeah we've started to make razor blades last an astonishingly long time in our house. Sure they don't shave like they did at first, but they still get the job done. As long as I'm not bleeding once I'm done shaving, the blade is still good.

These idiots are pricing themselves out of sales.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (39g3+)

189 162
Who owns Fusion?





Gillette, and I'm sick of it. Fusion blades are up to $27 for a 5-pack now.



$5+ per blade means about $1.50 per shave. I'm ready to go all Ted Koczinski and live in a shack.



I found some Mach 3 blades for $10 last month and downgraded, but that was just a sale and even the Mach 3s are close to $20.



Shaving should not break the bank.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:44 PM (gIRsn)

Go old timey safety razor and do it for a dollar a blade or less. Shaving SHOULD not break the bank.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (tbOMB)

190 Have you considered Dollar Shave Club?

Yeah, but instead of a GPS they give you a f*ing map. Not the same.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (RHEDC)

191 Meanwhile Sarah Palin in her lawsuit against the NYT is seeking to subpoena twenty-threeindividuals employed by the Shady Gray Lady of Journo-list. Plus wanting every email they have ever generated that talks about her since 2011.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (8faxC)

192 That's one of the main reasons why I stopped.

*bounds off*
Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (dEQP3)


No Alex - that shit's on you.

Back in the day - I was always more than glad to help MrsScogg with her personal grooming. If she ever gets off this stupid damn self-conscious kick - I'll be glad to again.

Turns out - I'm a pretty good amateur barber.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (fiGNd)

193 Trump's CIA Director Pompeo has already said that of course Russia interfered in the election.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:52 PM (mNS8n)

194 So now you're like a mini Sasquatch? A half-squatch?
Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (0mRoj)



I prefer Minisquatch.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 06:52 PM (dEQP3)

195 Deep State is a much greater imminent threat to the US than Russia. Russia cannot beat us until we have destroyed ourselves from the inside. Russia, to defeat us, must have our political system (they're working on it)
and our military thoroughly corrupted before they can take physical action against us. Our greatest enemy is DeepState.
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I think the MSM is Deep State, and the Deep State needs Russia, Russia, Russia to keep the focus off them.

As long as the MSM screams about Russia and keeps the proles occupied, there's no news on Deep State crimes.

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2017 06:52 PM (aT+Bx)

196 149 >>>i'm worried that Ace is going to "commit suicide" if he keeps poasting articles like this...

CNN BREAKING NEWS***BLOGGER FOUND DEAD WITH TWO FINGERS IN BUTT IN BOTCHED MASSAGE***
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:40 PM (7h4Fr)

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*wipes screen*

Posted by: SMFH at July 27, 2017 06:52 PM (s5Kql)

197 "Please point out ONE piece of real evidence... that Russian's actually influenced the election... "

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I haven't really seen any evidence that Russia did anything different than they've probably been doing for the last 20 years.

Did they hack government officials emails? Sure, just like we do to them. And all sorts of other countries do to us. Even allies.

People act like Russia just decided for 2016 they were going to pick our President. It's nonsense.

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 06:53 PM (1+bvq)

198 $5+ per blade means about $1.50 per shave.

You can only use a blade 3 1/3 times? Is your beard adamantium?

Posted by: Col. Bill Stryker at July 27, 2017 06:53 PM (LU7ju)

199 OT: Awan brothers owe six figures to an Iraqi politician linked to Hezbollah. As per daily caller.

Posted by: shibumi at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (aT+Bx)

200 And I would suggest you stop insulting those who have a different opinion from you.

But then..... that's your thing isn't it...

Please point out ONE piece of real evidence... that Russian's actually influenced the election...

Especially more than the Deep State Leaks, James Comey, the Clintons and their foundation, and the Washington DC Media crap, that is still coming to light...

or, perhaps, you should take your own advice?
Posted by: Don Q. at July




pretty sure you sought me out and started with the insults. take a peek back up the thread if you are confused.

The Russians and others have sought to influence this election and others forever. Are you not familiar with their involvement in the nuclear freeze movement? Complaining that they were influencing this election is a specious argument because they have tried to influence every election. Claiming it is a big deal in this election is essentially fake news because it is not new and was never covered in previous election cycles.

If the Russians view American strength as an impediment to their efforts to gain greater influence or regain their lost empire then anything that weakens America is likely to their benefit.

Undermining American's faith in their institutions and the press strikes at the foundation of American power. Anything that does that accrues to their benefit. Use your imagination.

So to be clear, I never said they influenced the election, I said they are in our OODA loop. Meaningful difference.

It is entirely possible that the interests of the Russians were aligned for the short term of the election.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (0wem/)

201 *tosses the Empress several cans of Nair*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (8faxC)

202 To make the blades last longer and stay sharp, you have to dry them immediately after using. Use a towel and blot until dry. Your blades will last 10 times longer if you do this.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (2qHjF)

203 I thought Sessions was going to drop some hammers today? What happened with that??

Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (mcI77)

204 Thank you Ross Perot. If not for him the Clinton's
are a footnote in the history books about a backwoods pervert hick
governor from Arkansas and his shrieking harpy of an ambulance chasing
wife.


Posted by: LGoPs at July 27, 2017 06:41 PM (mhIjm)
How about thank you George HW Bush? If not for him, Perot wins. GHWB sucked as a president and sucked as a candidate for reelection. Why did Perot drain more votes from him than from Clinton? Because Perot took positions and talked about issues that Bushie Sr. should have. No, F the Bushes as much as, more than, the Clintons.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (dZ756)

205 201 *tosses the Empress several cans of Nair*
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (8faxC)


She just needs a friend she can trust with a very small pair of scissors.

I'll say no more.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:55 PM (fiGNd)

206
I thought Sessions was going to drop some hammers today? What happened with that??
Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (mcI77)


I doubt it he's in El Salvador

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (lKyWE)

207 and post long screeds here that nobody wastes their time to read.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (fiGNd)

Not at all true.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (VFIPk)

208 178 I'm wondering how Grassley and the GOPs on the committee will view Fusion GPS' invoking the 5th in light of this testimony.
Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:49 PM (kD8Fh)

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They can do some work at restoring faith in government by coming down like a hammer on them.

My guess: Failure Theater, Volume MCCXXXV

Hope they prove me wrong.

Posted by: William Eaton at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (MuTTO)

209 Not defending Russia specifically but for them or any other foreign company hiring Fusion could be no more devious in their intentions than hiring lobbyists .

It appears Fusion were doing things or do things outside of the law but they were not an illegal or secret organization.

They lobbying and influencing network in DC and other world capitals are not anything new.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (IDPbH)

210 Russia is a serious threat for a 3rd world country with nukes.

They have lots of waste tires to burn and the Admiral Kuznetsov is just itching to burn them up on it's way here.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (5VlCp)

211 Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (0wem/)

Uh.... pretty sure I was talking about issues...

And you started the personal shit a couple of days ago...

Posted by: Don Q. at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (NgKpN)

212 I shave everyday and by drying my Mach5 blades after using, a cartridge will last me up to a month. I heard the drying tip on the radio about 7 years ago.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (2qHjF)

213 Its almost like the media just reprints fake news prepared and developed by others. Given what we've seen empirically, that actually makes alot of sense.

If you're able to package a bunch of fake news for reporters to reprint uncritically, you too can get your message out.

Posted by: Revenant at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (yXLbm)

214 46 Do you want a dictator Leftists? Because this is how get a dictator.
Posted by: Strobe at July 27, 2017 06:15 PM (gbWkA)


Sure they want a dictator. One of their own.

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (sdi6R)

215 What's this story about? Someone bought a new GPS for their car?

Posted by: MSM at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (vyHiq)

216 Your blades will last 10 times longer if you do this.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (2qHjF)

Or drop them in a jar of isopropyl alcohol between uses.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (tbOMB)

217 You can also strop your cartridge razors to get even more life. But I just use safety razor. A box of blades is a few bucks and they last years.

Posted by: Chupacabra at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (pz6b2)

218 Sure they want a dictator. One of their own.
Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2017 06:57 PM (sdi6R)


Yeah ... well ... ain't that the bitch of it ?

You and me get a say in the picking too.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (fiGNd)

219 @ 81
Of course Russia wanted DistHillary to win. Easy extortion target. Easy to bribe.
Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2017 06:22 PM (j+dfT)


This. A nearly obvious truth. As obvious as obvious can be. Now it might, just might, be proven.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (4bjXi)

220 68 Who is Fusion's client? Jeb? Clinton? the DNC? Maybe i've just missed it, but it seems important.

Posted by: LASue at July 27, 2017 06:20 PM (hZ+us)

My money is on Egg McMuffin.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (Vevy5)

221 214.
They want Allende.
They'll settle for Madame Maomu
They get Donny Two-Scoops.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (fA1SL)

222 So now you're like a mini Sasquatch? A half-squatch?
Posted by: Insomniac - Not Disappointed, Just Angry at July 27, 2017 06:50 PM (0mRoj)



This is where things start to get merkie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (Mouru)

223 You can only use a blade 3 1/3 times? Is your beard adamantium?

Pretty much. Three shaves still has that new blade shave. Four is pushing it and hurts and doesn't get a clean shave.

Five is just slumming it so I might as well skip that step and head out to the highway off ramp with a handwritten sign on cardboard.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (gIRsn)

224
My money is on Egg McMuffin.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (Vevy5)


Then it would be Romney

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (lKyWE)

225 How about thank you George HW Bush? If not for him, Perot wins. GHWB sucked as a president and sucked as a candidate for reelection. Why did Perot drain more votes from him than from Clinton? Because Perot took positions and talked about issues that Bushie Sr. should have. No, F the Bushes as much as, more than, the Clintons.
Posted by: SFGoth

_________

Had Perot gone against Reagan, he would have been a rounding error.

Bush has a huge amount of blame, he ran his 1992 campaign like Republicans are supposed to run. Which means they lose.

In 1988, he ran a"Trump" style campaign with Lee Atwater tactics and beat the snot out of Dukakis running on populist issues that people cared about.

Still, the Supreme Court and the judicial branch would have been far better off with a RINO than the Clintons

We are still paying for those nominations

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (1+bvq)

226 I'm reading Mollie Hemingway's story.


If this were a movie, I'd be asking my husband, 'Wait...now who is that guy? And who's that guy?'


I need a diagram for all this.

Posted by: Tami, Public Ineffectual at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (Enq6K)

227 Screw that blade shit. Cordless Norelco FTW.

Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (mcI77)

228 democracy dies in fusion GPS

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 06:23 PM (qV5PD)
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Democracy dies with my hands around its throat.

Posted by: DNC at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (2mC6G)

229 CNN BREAKING NEWS***BLOGGER FOUND DEAD WITH TWO FINGERS IN BUTT IN BOTCHED MASSAGE***
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:40 PM (7h4Fr)

Those two fingers were Winona's, just FYI.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (VFIPk)

230 Y'know, it just dawned on me that if Kamal harris really does get the 2020 Dem nomination for Pres, I may have to revisit the Dan Kliman case to see if she really did cover up an Islamic assassination of a pro-Israel blogger, for political reasons. Might make a difference if I can get the story some traction.

BTW, Most people don't know that for many years, "zombie" was a group-identity of several people taking photographs. Dan Kliman was one of those people.

Posted by: zombie at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (DQ4Fv)

231 202 To make the blades last longer and stay sharp, you have to dry them immediately after using. Use a towel and blot until dry. Your blades will last 10 times longer if you do this.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 27, 2017 06:54 PM (2qHjF)

Store them in a mini-pyramid and they will last centuries.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (P/kVC)

232 This is where things start to get merkie.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (Mouru)


Golf clap. My compliments. Well played.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (fiGNd)

233 Tony Mooch talking to the New Yorker will get a lot of play.

Is Mooch just a fuck-up or was there any design to his calling Priebus a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic" and Bannon a self cock-sucker?

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (+7/1f)

234 From the testimony

while hiding its foreign work from federal authorities.

failing to register as a foreign agent is a crime, some people say.

Posted by: Nonplussed in Pokepshie at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (m9X4Y)

235 I use disposables. They shave great and cost almost nothing. I can buy a year's supply at Costco for $10.

Posted by: MSM at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (vyHiq)

236 194 I prefer Minisquatch.

Squatchinatrix.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (v3pYe)

237 CNN BREAKING NEWS***BLOGGER FOUND DEAD WITH TWO FINGERS IN BUTT IN BOTCHED MASSAGE***
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 27, 2017 06:40 PM (7h4Fr)

Those two fingers were Winona's, just FYI.



Nope. No match. The fingers have still yet to be identified.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2017 07:01 PM (Mouru)

238 Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer

Here baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddyHair, flow it, show it

Long as God can grow, my hair

Posted by: zombie telly savalas at July 27, 2017 07:01 PM (nlbfN)

239 Uh.... pretty sure I was talking about issues...

And you started the personal shit a couple of days ago...

Posted by: Don Q. at July




pretty sure ending the post with the word "facepalm" takes it pas the academic conversation.




If you want to rehash previous conversations, what I did is raise the question of the use of the word "objective", when I thought "subjective" was more appropriate.

You and your buddy were the ones making the ad hominem attacks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at July 27, 2017 07:01 PM (0wem/)

240 Is Mooch just a fuck-up or was there any design to his calling Priebus a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic" and Bannon a self cock-sucker?
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (+7/1f)

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They two are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 27, 2017 07:01 PM (vyHiq)

241 Hope they prove me wrong.

Posted by: William Eaton at July 27, 2017 06:56 PM (MuTTO)


*fingers crossed*

Posted by: kallisto at July 27, 2017 07:01 PM (kD8Fh)

242 Squatchinatrix.
Posted by: Anachronda at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (v3pYe)


Also cromulent.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 27, 2017 07:02 PM (dEQP3)

243 Scaramucci Nood

Posted by: Skip at July 27, 2017 07:02 PM (pPKG5)

244 Golf clap. My compliments. Well played.
Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (fiGNd)


*curtsies*

The English language is my canvas and shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 27, 2017 07:02 PM (Mouru)

245 My money is on Egg McMuffin.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 27, 2017 06:58 PM (Vevy5)


My money is on Rove's American Crossroads but, I repeat myself.

Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 07:02 PM (mcI77)

246 Those two fingers were Winona's, just FYI.
Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (VFIPk)

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*snort*

Posted by: SMFH at July 27, 2017 07:03 PM (s5Kql)

247 227 Screw that blade shit. Cordless Norelco FTW.
Posted by: Article V at July 27, 2017 06:59 PM (mcI77


That is the only way I can shave daily. With a cordless.

Any kind of straight blade and I break out worse than a black man.

I hate, hate, shave bumps.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 07:04 PM (fiGNd)

248 "Spartan" was good movie AND a documentary


what's being revealed now, layer by layer, is essentially "The Parallax View"


1974-ish, and eerily prescient

Posted by: Billy Occam at July 27, 2017 07:04 PM (ihtYN)

249 My landlord have me a Gillette razor he got free in the mail about 4-5 months ago and I'm still using it.

This few shaves per blade stuff is nonsense.

Posted by: Country Boy at July 27, 2017 07:04 PM (VFIPk)

250 Shave in the shower.

Moisture counts when blade hits hair.

Believe me.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2017 07:04 PM (5VlCp)

251 Store them in a mini-pyramid and they will last centuries.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 27, 2017 07:00 PM (P/kVC)

I had a hippie social studies teacher in 7th grade that did that experiment. The power of pyramids. I think he put a dull razor under a pyramid and then it was supposedly sharp.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 27, 2017 07:05 PM (Ri/rl)

252 Wait, this is testimony before congress?

So no prosecutions then, unless your name is Oliver North and the President is a Republican.

Posted by: Nonplussed in Pokepshie at July 27, 2017 07:05 PM (m9X4Y)

253 I tried the cordless and it never got that super clean shave for me. Maybe I didn't get the right one, but I didn't bother trying more.

Posted by: #neverskankles at July 27, 2017 07:05 PM (vyHiq)

254

Go old timey safety razor and do it for a dollar a blade or less. Shaving SHOULD not break the bank.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 27, 2017 06:51 PM (tbOMB)







Pick up a vintage Rolls Razor on fleabay for about $10-20. Combines the safety of the classic safety razor with the seriously sharp edge of a straight razor (renewable with the stone and leather strop included in the kit).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2017 07:05 PM (iFZVz)

255 Just imagine how bad this would be if Hillary were President.

Posted by: Nonplussed in Pokepshie at July 27, 2017 07:06 PM (m9X4Y)

256 My landlord have me a Gillette razor he got free in the mail about 4-5 months ago and I'm still using it.

This few shaves per blade stuff is nonsense.
Posted by: Country Boy

______

There's a popular theory that the "demo" razor they give you is of far higher quality than the actual refills you buy in the store.

I remember reading a Mickey Kaus column where he was talking about that

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 07:07 PM (1+bvq)

257 255 Just imagine how bad this would be if Hillary were President.
Posted by: Nonplussed in Pokepshie at July 27, 2017 07:06 PM (m9X4Y)

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No more HQ, for one.

Posted by: SMFH at July 27, 2017 07:07 PM (s5Kql)

258 and post long screeds here that nobody wastes their time to read.


Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 06:48 PM (fiGNd)


Not at all true.

Posted by: Country Boy
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get a room.

Posted by: sheesh at July 27, 2017 07:10 PM (3j2Y3)

259 31
The POTUS's actions in discrediting the msm and the growth of news streams outside the msm is on par with the Battle at Midway and gives us near parity on strategic maneuver capability.
Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 06:10 PM (m+qrc)


I'd say it's more like Coral Sea than Midway. Midway would be actually putting some of those treasonous "news" organizations out of business.

Posted by: rickl at July 27, 2017 07:11 PM (sdi6R)

260 get a room.
Posted by: sheesh at July 27, 2017 07:10 PM (3j2Y3)


Heh ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 27, 2017 07:12 PM (fiGNd)

261 124 "What's worrisome is if Russia's aim truly is to simply collapse the US, all they would have to do is have a few of their key people say Trump collude with them."

A very short and simple "long game" would be to commit a dozen or so operatives to create on-line identities as "conservatives" or "tea party supporters or Trump supporters by posting as such in social media (but tainting themselves as racist islamaphophic homophobes with those types of comments mixed in) for a few years, then have them blow up gay bars, mosques and black churches.

The same people who set it up and funded it all would be the same ones saying "We told you so" because they own and operate damn near all of the megaphones and soap boxes.

Not sure what they'd dream of accomplishing, but it would certainly create nearly instantaneous major civil unrest.
Whatever it is that comes after that, I suppose.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 27, 2017 07:13 PM (4bjXi)

262 Tony Mooch talking to the New Yorker will get a lot of play.

Is Mooch just a fuck-up or was there any design to his calling Priebus a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic" and Bannon a self cock-sucker?
Posted by: Ignoramus

_______

If that article is true (a BIG if) and Scaramucci doesn't deny it, he should have been fired yesterday.

What a fuck up. Even if his analysis is 100% true, he's talking to the press like that and he's the communications director?

We know he's a liberal, we also know he's shitty at his job

Posted by: Maritime at July 27, 2017 07:13 PM (1+bvq)

263 Gotta put this out there again:

Islam is quite possibly the Beast of Revelation.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 27, 2017 07:15 PM (4bjXi)

264 Flounder @ 189- Safety razor?
There won't nothing safe about them face-hatchets. I quit them when I got out of the Navy in 1970. I use the cheapest razor available and one lasts 6 months because I only shave 2 or 3 times a week.

Posted by: Eromero at July 27, 2017 07:15 PM (zLDYs)

265 255 Just imagine how bad this would be if Hillary were President.

Posted by: Nonplussed in Pokepshie at July 27, 2017 07:06 PM (m9X4Y)

I watched some clips from one of the debates a week or so ago and it was the one where Donny Two Scoops said he'd have her investigated and in the split screen there's Hillary and she just flashes this big old smile. Very creepy.

It just underscored that at some point during the campaign, Trump HAD to win it. He would have been utterly destroyed if he'd lost.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 27, 2017 07:16 PM (4ErVI)

266 @ 162

$5+ per blade means about $1.50 per shave. I'm ready to go all Ted Koczinski and live in a shack.

I soak my whiskers and coat them with a little Barbasol right after I shower. I let that sit while I brush my teeth. Then I get dressed (except for my shirt). That gives the already wet whiskers a good 4-5 minutes of soak before I shave.

I use the same blade for at least a month. But I don't shave on weekends.

Try something similar. You'll stretch the life of whatever razor you use.

Posted by: The Frugal Shaver at July 27, 2017 07:26 PM (4bjXi)

267 @#259:

I disagree but only mildly so.

Imo, the outing of the msm in such a blatant manner that it's obvious to anyone who's paying any attention at all, along with the growth of alternative means of mass comms and legit news spreading, brought us to a strategic parity with the enemy.

The msm is no longer has any real ability to filter what those of us in the fight are able to learn in real time. The allied forces have outfits that can mobilize on any topic of their choosing and bring the rain down at will.

The carriers CNN and MSNBC are, for all intents and purposes, out of action for the remainder of this war. Fox is badly damaged and struggling to stay in the fight but has as many enemy on board as friendlies.

The allied side has had the benefit of self motivated actions against the enemy by the likes of /pol and has outfits such as The_Donald subreddit as a comms channel.

One America News Network is building itself up to fighting trim.

And of course, there are the old fleet standards such as this place and its like too.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 07:45 PM (m+qrc)

268 "I always knew it would be delicious. I never knew it would be THIS delicious." -- Dennis Miller

Posted by: Iwontsubmit at July 27, 2017 07:46 PM (122Gu)

269 If you want dampened panties in anticipation of what is coming down the pike, read this hero's twitter feed from the top: https://twitter.com/__0HOUR1_

wow.

Posted by: oddnot is fed up at July 27, 2017 08:09 PM (g1MTt)

270 Red Notice by Bill Browder is an incredible book that is better than any fiction you will read. Highly recommend it.

Posted by: RGallegos at July 27, 2017 08:19 PM (59GQk)

271 265
255 Just imagine how bad this would be if Hillary were President.

Unimaginable. Abso-fucking-lutely unimaginable.

Posted by: SD at July 27, 2017 08:23 PM (WiPBb)

272 259 Midway would be actually putting some of those treasonous "news" organizations out of business.

Afraid that's going to have to occur.

Posted by: SD at July 27, 2017 08:24 PM (WiPBb)

273 SD:

I'd consider that to be the isolation and reduction of Truk and Rabaul.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 08:30 PM (m+qrc)

274 That pizza and hotdogs stuff doesn't sound so outlandish now, does it?

Posted by: Thirdtwin at July 27, 2017 08:35 PM (Ixl7R)

275 Thirdtwin:

Imo, the final battles against the deep state and the peodp/human sacrifice events they use to ensure compliance through blackmail, will be the Iwo Jima of the campaign.

Okinawa will be rounding up those guilty of treason for using US intel marketing to our enemies as their retirement fund builder.

The first Bomb will be the liberal distribution of death penalties. The second and last Bomb will the executions themselves.

Taking down the Clinton Crime family will be retaking the Philippines.

Posted by: Grimmy at July 27, 2017 09:22 PM (m+qrc)

276 Honorable people are handicapped when it comes to fathoming the motives of the diabolical and dishonorable: we simply cannot conceive of anyone doing certain things unless they were driven to by desperate circumstances, so anyone luxuriantly and heedlessly choosing Evil is all but opaque to our understanding.

This is also why Americans as a whole have been so good-natured and easy to fleece: it's not our way, so we don't expect other people to behave like that either.

Human nature is to judge others by yourself: "I would never do so and so," so "Other people surely wouldn't either."

On the other hand, as the Immortal Willy said, "Filths savour but themselves." Which is why the Leftists always impute rotten motives to anyone they oppose: they're seeing themselves in the mirror, not us.

Posted by: Beverly at July 27, 2017 11:58 PM (ldvp0)

277 I told you the media was a threat.

Posted by: D-Lamp at July 28, 2017 02:50 AM (lE2SS)

278 100- The problem with draining the swamp is that whatever you build on it will then sink into the swamp.
Posted by: garrett at July 27, 2017 06:27 PM (0moEN)

TERM LIMITS and ANONYMITY OF ALL POLITICAL FUNDING would be a good start towards correcting that. Can't sell influence if you don't know who's buying. And require congress to live under the same rules as we peons do!

Posted by: JimRed at July 28, 2017 03:02 PM (N3LW6)

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