sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Few Questions

At this point, the question becomes clearer. Was it the Russians who were meddling with the 2016 elections? 

Or was it the Federal Bureau of Investigation? 

Which is the greater enemy to the American people? 

What to do about it?

Riddle me that one.

The Deep State seems to be coalescing around the FBI at the moment, but we know that they're not the only bad actor. Clearly the FBI picked sides in the presidential election and worked diligently to get Hillary Clinton elected. Deputy Director McCabe's wife got something on the order of $500,000, but what was the pay off to Directors Comey and Mueller?

They clearly didn't have America's best interests at heart. 

Nobody thought that Robert Hanssen, Deputy Director in charge of FBI counterintelligence was a Russian spy, until he was caught. He remained in place for many years, betraying the nation. What if Comey and Mueller were/are on the Russian payroll? At this time and at this point in the development of the investigation, it's more probable than the Democrat alleged Russian collusion on the part of President Trump isn't it?

No, I don't think that Big Jim Comey was/is a Russian spy. But he was at the core of the problem that we have with the deep state. What to do?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hump Day Blues

The Universal Progressive Elixir

This may be the only way to get the progressives onboard in dealing with North Korea.

I'm not sure about Judge Moore, who recently lost the bid for the Senate to represent Alabama. Stuff that happened 40 years ago? Really? Anybody can claim that anything happened 40 years ago and who can gainsay it.

Dateline 1967: "LL grabbed my breast when we were on a date." Uh, how do you respond to that one? 

Justice delayed is justice denied. Sometimes you have to resort to the statute of limitations and just get on with life, but that's not part of the progressive agenda (and that of the RINOs) who plan to use that tactic against President Trump. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was a sacrificial goat because none of the Dems had any use for the pompous fool/failed comedian.

A Curious Suicide
(ABC News) An acclaimed trauma surgeon was found dead with a knife in his torso Sunday in his Park Avenue apartment in a suspected suicide, New York City police said. 
Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was the associate director of the orthopedic trauma service at the Hospital for Special Surgery who treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 frontman was badly injured in a cycling accident in Central Park. 
Lorich was also a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, a New York Police Department official told ABC News. 
Initial investigations did not find any signs of forced entry at his apartment, the official said. Authorities have not found a suicide note. 
Police responding to a 911 call of an assault in a Park Avenue apartment at 1:05 p.m. Sunday found Lorich unconscious and unresponsive with a knife in his torso, according to the NYPD. Emergency medical service responders pronounced him dead.
(LINK) Another Hillary/Slick Willy-related suicide. They keep falling like dominoes don't they? Don't cross the Clinton Mafia. What do you want to bet that the "suicide" investigation will be cursory?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Drilling Down on Fake News

Should the Corrupt Mainstream Media be Considered to be 

(NY Post) CNN on Monday walked back an “exposé” on Attorney General Jeff Sessions that turns out to have exposed nothing, except maybe the network’s own bias.

The original report back in May blared that Sessions hadn’t listed those two meetings with Russia’s ambassador on his FBI disclosure forms prior to his Senate confirmation hearings. Now CNN admits that the FBI told Sessions not to list any of his dozens of meetings with other countries’ diplomats as part of his senatorial duties.

To be fair, the May story did note the Sessions camp’s claims about the FBI’s guidelines. But it also quoted a Beltway “expert” as saying that Sessions should’ve listed every meeting anyway.

What forced CNN to “clarify”? A right-wing group’s Freedom of Information request produced an FBI e-mail from March that proved Sessions right.

The misleading May report became part of the litany of alleged Team Trump deception on its Russia contacts, showing up in The Atlantic as well as stories for ABC News, Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post and so on — all “confirming” Sessions’ supposed lack of candor in his verbal testimony.

Monday’s ’fess-up follows last week’s stunning CNN retraction of an incorrect report that WikiLeaks informed Donald Trump Jr. of dirt before releasing it publicly.

CNN (among others) plainly needs to start asking more questions when partisan sources hand it “bombshells” that seem to confirm the now-very-thin “collusion” narrative.

You'll note that the FBI told Sessions to do one thing in regard mandatory reporting and then when the corrupt, evil, lying, smug, sneering, sly mainstream media began to crucify the Attorney General in the court of public opinion, they stood by AND-SAID-NOTHING.

Reaction vs Overreaction

In Praise of Dramatic Overreaction

I might be a broken record. Whenever somebody comes to me with a problem, I have a stock response. Those of you who know me understand that I'm too old and wicked to change. "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women!" I realize that it's a cliche Hollywood line and yet, I internalized it in my younger years and made it my own. 

This is my response to
SiGraybeard's blog yesterday. It
has nothing to do with this topic.
There is something to be said for dramatic and disproportional overreaction. President Trump has used that tactic too, but he hasn't thanked me personally -- yet.

Even so, overreaction must be moderated with the best you can deliver being meeted upon on deserving persons. Overreacting all of the time dilutes the value of the tactic.

This is not overreaction. Blowing up the Mosque too would be overreaction? Not really... terrorists maneuvering on your position? Engage. "Winchester on gun ammo, shoot Hellfires". That's not over reaction. Landing to take scalps is overreaction...according to some bleeding hearts.  30mm chain gun vs rag heads? Is it fair? A rusty knife would be better but a chain gun will do. North Koreans shoot off a missile aimed at Guam - retaliation that blows the Norks back into the stone age and glasses each military installation is reaction but it doesn't count as DRAMATIC overreaction. We need to come up with grander gestures as a nation.

Monday, December 11, 2017

In the News

Infitada (uprising)

My sense is that readers of Virtual Mirage are confused at the day of rage/week of rage/month of rage that is going on in Palestine. How is it different than the month before? Or the year before? Or the decade before? 

Dirty, sweaty, military age males in Palestine run around and throw rocks for the television cameras and journalists take pictures. Liberals send money to allow them to buy more rocks. And when they launch missiles at Israel, the Israelis bomb them.

The infitada is the same, the liberal outrage is the same and the Israeli reaction is the same. The coverage and analysis on MSNBC is the same. They liked Obama (a closet Muslim) better than they liked President Trump. I get it. Who really cares?

What's in the Cake?

Why can't a baker with the right to free speech, free religious choice and expression be forced to say or paint, or pipe with frosting ,something that he/she doesn't agree with? Why would the government chose to ruin him for failing to provide a cake for sodomites?

The government is limited in its ability to coerce by the Bill of Rights. We'll see what the Supreme Court says on the matter. 

For the record, I have no problem with homosexuals objecting to provide a cake to a straight white couple's wedding. I have no problem with negroes only baking cakes for other negroes. These are business decisions and unless they interfere with interstate commerce, I really don't see where the Federal Govt. has the jurisdiction to say or do anything. If they ship cakes illegally across state lines, it's a job for the FBI...and maybe we've finally found something that the FBI can do without screwing it up?

Corrupt News Network (CNN)

(h/t Commentarama) "On Friday, CNN ran with a story which said that Wikileaks had offered Team Trump access to certain information on September 4th, ten days before Wikileaks went public with it. If true, CNN would see this as proof that Wikileaks and Trump were working together and therefore Trump and Russia were working together. Here are the problems:
1. It wasn't offered to Trump and there is no evidence Trump people accepted it... it was an unsolicited email.
2. The email didn't come from a person CNN could actually identify as being connected to Wikileaks.
3. There is no proof that Wikileaks is actually connected to Russia. US intelligence only thinks this when they want to blame the Russians for something. Otherwise, they treat them as separate people.
"So basically, some unknown dude sent an email to Trump Jr., with no evidence Trump Jr. responded... and CNN saw this as the smoking gun of some deal between Trump and Russia. Many other media outlets then ran with this because they want to believe that Trump is guilty of something or other.

"Then the big problem came out. CNN misread the date. Instead of being September 4th, the email was sent September 14th, after Wikileaks released the information. Hence, CNN's take is impossible, and CNN should have known it."

Andrew Price laid it out beautifully so I quoted him entirely. I realize that there is nothing new or novel about CNN lying because they are a corrupt, sly, nasty news source that does not trade in facts. They are a propaganda machine that serves their masters in Democrat Party.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Sermonette

Your sermonette today deals with one of the more corrupt portions of the Deep State Swamp, the FBI.  It needs to be addressed quickly and dealt with the one would of dying cancer patient - more below in the sermonette.

It takes a set to flip off Congress, which appropriates money for your corrupt organization.

FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer Rep DeSantis when asked if dossier was used to spy on Trump’s Camp, more here (LINK).  REFUSED TO ANSWER?
(Gateway Pundit) FBI Director Christopher Wray testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Thursday morning. He defended the FBI against Trump’s scorched earth tweets attacking the institution’s corrupt leadership and refused to answer many key questions.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) asked the FBI Director if the Hillary-funded garbage dossier was used to spy on Trump’s camp and Wray refused to answer.
Which means, of course, that the fake dossier ginned up by the Clinton Campaign was used in FISA Warrants to spy on the Trump Campaign during the course of the election. That was egged on by the Obama Presidency and eclipses Watergate in all respects. 

In response to the question, did the FBI spy on President Trump, the answer is yes. 

The only solution to this problem with the FBI that has been dogging the sly, puffed up, mendacious, smug agency is to put them under the direct scrutiny of an inspectorate general that reports directly to the president. The FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility doesn't have the stroke to discipline a corrupt or obstuctionist director. We need something more. The FBI needs to be reformed NOW. Leadership found wanting needs to be removed the way a surgeon wielding a scalpel would remove a tumor. Unfortunately that means a lot of cutting. Will that remove Russian spies in the FBI ranks (I'm thinking Robert Hanssen here)? Quite possibly. Sorry Putin...

Now for the sermonette part, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free."

The corrupt, nasty, lying mainstream media went wild with derision when President Trump announced that he'd been spied on by the Obama FBI. We now know that was true and that the FBI was used as a tool to give Hillary Clinton (lock her up) a pass on gross criminal misconduct and to try and damage President Trump. That situation can not stand.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Personal Observations


My company, Consulting Services, has recently been retained by USGOV as to the matter of the US Mexico Border.  There are some things that I can say at this juncture and some things that I can't. However, despite what nay sayers will tell you, construction of "the Big Beautiful Wall" is critical to national security. The current situation is so degraded and there are so many tunnels that the high value aliens take who pay $20K per head to cross through a tunnel, that it must be stopped for everyone's wellbeing. Who are those high-value aliens? Middle Easterners with ISIS, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda affiliations and Chinese. They go through the tunnels by the hundreds, but each one of them is 'trouble'. The regular Mexicans just packing drugs or crossing to find work, go where there is no fence. The Big Beautiful Wall is designed with below ground sensors that will detect tunnels.

I was asked a question in Mexico City last week regarding NAFTA. I replied that the big question is whether we should be dealing with the President of Mexico or Ruben Osevegera Cervantes (El Mencho), the most powerful drug lord in Mexico. 

Mexico is a failed state where the Narcos and the major industrialists who back them call the shots. And people in Mexico know that the place is circling the drain. There is a presidential election coming up this summer and it's not going to be pretty. The people are fed up with the government and if the election was held today the anti-US communists would win power. The value of the peso is in the tank now. If the election goes to the communists it will plummet like the Venezuelan Bolivar (currency). 

A wall makes perfect sense to all but the most self-absorbed who have motives that are not American motives.

Illegal immigration is down by 70% but it's still an issue and will remain an issue. An unstable Mexico makes the construction of a wall even more important.

The Trump Presidency

All I can say after the first year is that President Trump is good to his word in trying to make America great again. The stock market has never been higher, consumer confidence is up, job creation is many times higher than it was during the dismal years of Obamanaiton, government is shrinking in size and slowly but surely, the swamp is being drained. It's true that Hollywood liberals, Republican RINOs and the corrupt, smug, sly, filthy lying mainstream media and their progressive masters are very sad. They predicted gloom and doom and America is pulling itself out of the pit that they prepared for us. 

Sad, bitter has-beens like the Bush Dynasty, the abortive Clinton Dynasty, George Soros and his cabal, and Barack Obama whose legacy was trashed by the electorate in their election of President Trump, still grind their teeth and hope for some modicum of success. But it's illusive. The Mueller probe isn't going anywhere and the corrupt FBI has been called out for what it is - an 'organ of the power elite', not a mechanism of a justice system.

US relations in the Middle East and in the Far East have never been better with the exception of North Korea (soon to be just Korea). The Germans are angry with the President, but they're an Islamic Republic now, aren't they?