May 17, 2019

Trump cancels Cal. supertain money

Jack Kemp

The L.A. Times reports that:


The Trump administration transformed its threats against the California bullet train project into a sour reality Thursday, terminating a $929-million grant for construction in the Central Valley.


While loss of the money poses a potentially devastating hit to the project, state officials said, no immediate construction changes are planned because the federal government’s action could be reversed in future legal action....


The railroad administration’s letter notes that the agency rejected every quarterly budget that the state authority submitted since late 2016, repeatedly admonishing the state for "deficiencies and errors” in its documents. The letter alleges the state made ineligible expenditures from the grants, including giving a bonus to consultants for meeting the terms of the grant and paying for expenses "related to a consultant’s name change.”

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Yeah, the L.A. Times thinks they'll get the money back later. Meanwhile Californians can ride the Polar Express at their eightplex movie houses. As is, California acts like it's already riding the Bipolar Express. As I have said before, they called it the High Speed Train because the California legislature was high on speed when the voted for the initial funding.

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James Comey admits he was a Communist

Timothy Birdnow

Mr. "Higher Calling" James Comey, former director of the Fl.B.I., voted for the Communists during the Cold War.

From the article:

The heads of Obama’s FBI and CIA both voted for Communists during the Cold War, yet were somehow able to move up the ranks within the same US intelligence community that had spent decades fighting that very ideology.

"In college, I was left of center,” Comey told New York Magazine, and through a gradual process I found myself more comfortable with a lot of the ideas and approaches the Republicans were using.” He voted for Carter in 1980, but in ’84, "I voted for Reagan—I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

"I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically.” – @Comey

Comey's wife and four daughters were all huge Hillary supporters, by the way.

A man who cannot identify his political position is either a.a shallow person or b.a liar. I suspect the latter. Communists are famous for denying their political ties.

Please note Comey was a communist during the Cold War. Does anyone think the KGB would let such an asset slip by them?

What is interesting abou this is that John Brennan, the former head of the CIA, admitted to voting for the Communist Party during the 1980. Our top security people were Marxists under Obama.

But then, is that any surprise? Obama was a member of Chicago's New Party, which is a Communist party not associated with the CPUSA. And he admitted he surrounded himself with radicals in college. And he was mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, an acknowledged Communist. In fact, Mr. Obama has been accused of being a Soviet sleeper agent.

The more we look at it, the more it appears the Soviets won the Cold War in fact as opposed to in appearance. It was giving up the radical pose to achieve radical ends. Certainly there were Bolsheviks infecting the highest levels of our government.

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Dress Rehearsal for a Coup

Timothy Birdnow

Rachel Alexander shows how the tactics used to take Donald Trump out were first employed against Republican Congre3ssman Rick Renzi.

From Intellectual Conservative:

Renzi is a Republican businessman who represented Arizona’s first congressional district from 2002 to 2007, before corrupt government officials successfully deployed an array of sleazy, illegal tactics to take him out.From illegal wiretapping to false testimony to evidence hiding, the political forces that ended Renzi’s political career and landed him in prison were relentless in pursuit of a corrupt political agenda to bring down a Republican rising star.

In 2008, an unholy alliance of politically connected prosecutors, corrupt FBI agents and lying witnesses managed to convince a jury to convict Renzi on bogus, trumped-up charges of corruption, ending his political career and unjustly sending him to prison for three years. They’re the same corrupt political forces that are trying to take down Donald Trump right now and these eight tactics used against Renzi are now being used against Trump and his associates.

1. Code names.Both cases were given code names. The political hit job on Trump was called an "insurance policy” by FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The hit job against Renzi was code named "Operation Eagle.”

2. Fake dossiers. Both cases involved fake dossiers. Fusion GPS, working for Clinton’s DNC, paid a former British agent name Christopher Steele to compile damaging fabricated information about Trump. FBI agent James Stzrok then disseminated and executed the dossier. In Renzi’s case, a fake dossier was paid for by a South African businessman named Bruno Hagner, who hired a former FBI agent named Jim Elroy. Elroy disseminated it to his buddy FBI agent Dan Odom who then executed the dossier.

3. Wiretapping.Both cases involved wiretapping. The FBI wiretapped Trump campaign officials, then denied it had happened. In Renzi’s case, FBI agents illegally wiretapped Renzi’s private conversations with his attorneys and lied to the judge that they had done it. Notably, in over 1,200 calls, they obtained nothing incriminating against Renzi and the judge was forced to throw out the wiretap.

4. FBI Document 302. Both cases involve FBI interview documents called "302s.” Strzok and others are currently under investigation for possibly changing an FBI 302. In Renzi’s case, it was confirmed in court records that FBI agent Odom destroyed exculpatory evidence and withheld a 302 interview of key witness Philip Aries, whose false testimony was central to the prosecution’s case.

5. False testimony.Both cases involve lying under oath. Former FBI Director James Comey gave false testimony to congress; in Renzi’s case, FBI agent Dan Odom knowingly manipulated witnesses to give false testimony to Renzi’s grand jury and at his trial.

6. Robert Mueller.Special Counsel Robert Mueller is currently in the process of carrying out the "insurance policy” on Trump. Mueller was FBI Director when the FBI carried out "Operation Eagle” on Renzi.

7. Unethical payments.The wife of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe received $467,500 from Clinton crony Terry McAuliffe for her state senate campaign, which many believe was in exchange for making sure the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails went away. In Renzi’s case, FBI agent Odom offered reward money to key witness Aries, who then changed his testimony after being told he would likely be paid. Aries speculated that he might get as much as $25,000, calling it a "home run.” Renzi was convicted on this key witness’s fabricated testimony.

8. The FBI planted spies in the Trump campaign. The FBI used a spy in Renzi’s congressional office to steal legislative documents out of his filing cabinet. They convinced one of Renzi’s staffers to steal these documents.

This is a must read; these are the dirty tricks the Deep State has been using for some time now.

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Did God Order Abortion?

Timothy Birdnow

A big brouhaha erupted on Facebook over the "fidelity test" in the Book of Numbers. The post's author gave us this:

The only mention of abortion in the Bible is a >right< that >husbands< can >compel< their wife to abort if they suspect she’s unfaithful — and a priest will help ‘em do it! Numbers 5:11-31‬

Countless posters tried to argue this justifies abortion.

Needless to say I disagree.
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No Vote Fraud in America?

Timothy Birdnow

A discussion about vote fraud erupted on Facebook recently, and a lot of liberals were crowing about the Trump voter integrity commission not finding massive vote fraud. I am dubious about this, as it flies in the face of every other election, and in fact it makes a number of issues puzzling.

I left the following comment:
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The Government they Deserve

Timothy Birdnow

Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Bleat, leader of the Democrats and Speaker of the House of Representatives, says that "merit is a condescending word".

I kid you not.

From the article:

Pelosi appeared just before President Trump revealed his "merit-based” immigration plan that gives preference to well-educated people with job skills, CNSNews reported.

But Pelosi took issue with Trump’s use of the word "merit.”

"Are they saying family is without merit?” Pelosi said in the press conference. "Are they saying most of the people that have ever come to the United States in the history of our country are without merit because they don’t have an engineering degree?”

Pelosi agreed that the U.S. needs the best immigrants. "And certainly, we want to attract the best to our country, and that includes many people from many parts of society,” she said.

But Pelosi disagreed with the president’s ideas of what "merit” means.

"We’ve heard titles like ‘merit,’ which is non-merit,” Pelosi said. "It means merit in the eyes of Donald Trump”:

Well, that certainly explains why this nation is being led by people like Pelosi and Schumer...

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May 16, 2019

Trump Declares State of Emergency over Chinese Tech

Timothy Birdnow

President Trump has declared a state of emergency over IT threats. According to the BBC:


He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks.

The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei.
Several countries, led by the US, have raised concerns in recent months that Huawei products could be used by China for surveillance, allegations the company has vehemently denied.

The US has been pressuring allies to shun Huawei in their next generation 5G mobile networks.

There is more to this than meets the eye. Donald Trump is playing chicken with the Chinese, who have been building trap doors into their technology for decades,. They have systematically labored to make the U.S. dependent on their technology, and have set about to make it possible to paralyze us if the need should arise. Amazingly, former U.S. regimes were unwilling to confront this because it meant it would cost some of the wealthier companies a good bit of money. But now that Trump is demanding a fairer trade arrangement the Chinese are becoming more active, and Trump realizes our vulnerability. That vulnerability is very serious; it may well be the Chicoms could shut down our electric grid or crash the internet. We are in danger.

The article continues:

According to a White House statement, Mr Trump's order aims to "protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services".

It gives the secretary of commerce the power to "prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to the national security", the statement adds.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is the world's largest maker of telecoms equipment

The move was instantly welcomed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who called it "a significant step toward securing America's networks".


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By declaring a national emergency President Trump can effectively bypass other branches of government and gains access to a raft of special powers.

The Brennan Center for Justice, a non-partisan public policy institute, has compiled a list of more than 120 legal powers the president can use in such an event - they range from taking over farmland to calling up military reservists or seizing property with few or no restrictions.

This goes beyond a trade war; china holds the leash of Kim Jong-Un, the diminutive dictator of North Korea (does anyone else think he resembles Hahn from Two Broke Girls?) as well as has a working relationship with Iran. So many of the world's crises are interrelated, and so many of them are tied inextricably to China's dreams of world power (and Russia's dreams of regaining the Soviet Imperium). Trump is trying to weaken china precisely because they pose an existential threat.

I always said the notion that the Cold War was won was nonsense; a quarter of the world's population continued to live under Communist tyranny, yet we somehow said we "won". After the Soviet collapse we did everything we could to prop up China, to promote it and nurture it, on the theory that they would give up Communism when they enjoyed the riches of the West. It was a stupid idea then and it remains a stupid idea. What we did was create an enemy as dangerous, perhaps more dangerous, than the Soviets. They at least made it clear they were our enemy. China is sly beyond our understanding. But then, Americans have always been direct and forthright, and gullible.

It's interesting to note that Bill Clinton received a huge amount of illegal campaign donations prior to his 1996 election victory from the Chinese, and he has received half a billion dollars from the m for speaking engagements, money ostensibly for the Clinton Foundation. Oh, and Hillary was endorsed by the Chinese elites when she was running against Trump. Why do you suppose that is? The Chinese knew it would be business as usual if Clinton won. Trump's victory meant they were in danger of being exposed for their corrupting influence. That is why the Clintons created the lie of "Russian collusion" to use against Trump; it was pure projection.

The geopolitical situation is growing increasingly dangerous, but it was inevitable.

George Rasley at Conservative HQ explains the nature of our struggle with China. It is a must read.

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