Third Party & Independents

​Happy Shiny People Have Six Ways From Sunday - Bruce & Nellie

Posted by AllardK on December 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM

It's not shocking. Sorry. But it just isn't. It may be outrageous. It may indeed be, and have been, an attempt at a soft coup against a newly elected President of the United States. But it's not shocking. And yes, that's a rather cynical attitude. Can anyone cast blame?

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​Jerusalem Already Is The Capital of Israel - Embassies Belong in Capitals

Posted by AllardK on December 8, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Where's the Knesset? No, that's not a bad set-up for a bad joke somewhere in the Catskills a generation or two ago. It's a simple, geographical question: Where is the Knesset - Israel's unicameral parliament - located?

In Tel Aviv?

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Will They Decide Before Christmas?​

Posted by AllardK on December 6, 2017 at 11:10 PM

Time is running out but we should have a vote on Thursday, December 7. Or maybe Friday. They'll huddle together and decide if they do it before Christmas, perhaps in the next few days. Or if they wait till later, in March perhaps, but Democrats are impatient and want action on their demands now!

So. What will Senator Franken and his family decide?

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​Tillerson's Future - You Want Someone You Can Trust at State

Posted by AllardK on December 1, 2017 at 5:37 PM

What senior administration officials "said" to the NYT that a plan was being developed to force out Rex Tillerson from his job as Secretary of State? And then replace Tillerson at State with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo who apparently has the president's ear as far as most foreign policy goes and has not had any squabbles or conflict with Trump, as Tillerson has rumored to have.

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​How Dare The Hill Take on The Clinton Foundation!

Posted by AllardK on November 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

The Hill - a small Washington-D.C.-focused publication - will not let go of their Hillary-Russia story which they have been pursuing over the last couple of months, revealing stuff like who helped fund Fusion GPS and its Russia Dossier. They now have a couple of pieces on their site that deal with the Clinton Foundation and its donor base and how transparent the Clinton Global Initiative actually was, despite its deft and theatrical use of bureaucratic process to enable the foundation to stand with shining sword in hand and say: I am pure!

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​Don't Hide From the Amazon Drones - Go Shopping!

Posted by AllardK on November 27, 2017 at 9:57 PM

Did Black Friday leave you blue? Not conceptually, or not just psychologically, but also physically? Of course not, the line ups weren't that bad and the pushing was isolated, and you probably have already done most of your Christmas Shopping ... right?

Or maybe you like Cyber Monday seeing you do most of your shopping online?

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​Trump & Separation of Powers - Not What You Think

Posted by AllardK on November 22, 2017 at 6:53 PM

As the probes of the supposed Russia connection between the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials and their cyber hackers cast around for actual evidence of collusion, we now have a new front opening up against the president and his administration, courtesy of the Washington Post.

The DOJ's anti-trust action against AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner and it's subsidiary, CNN.

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Corpocracy Moving On Up

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM

I try to watch the Communist News Network on Sunday mornings to catch Farrid Zakaria in order to keep informed on the left and MSM lies.

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​North Korea - The Honest Threat of a Brutal War

Posted by AllardK on November 17, 2017 at 4:17 PM

We have to avoid the horrific casualties. We couldn't possibly go to war. We are risking a war with China itself. We have to use deterrence by bringing Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table. He's not crazy, he's just a tough cookie, a cold-blooded autocrat. Trump is crazy not Kim. How dare we consider attacking North Korea?!

And so on.

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The President Can Take A Break Over The Holidays

Posted by Roy Ellis on November 15, 2017 at 8:03 PM

Trump was well received on his trip around the world. He summed it up in a speech today. America is back and some wrongs are going to be righted. China has sent a high level official to North Korea to read them the riot act. Trump has a presidential appearance, some very good speech writers and he delivers well. He has bountiful energy, believes what he preaches and seems to like being President.

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​Is a Predatory Media The Only Transparency That Works?

Posted by AllardK on November 15, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Do you really want to know what Member of Congress greeted a former aide of his who was told to deliver some papers to his home, while he wearing only a towel? Maybe that sounds like a little too much information, but of course it isn't too much information to ask for. Not if Capitol Hill is to truly join Hollywood and Wall Street in starting the process of being honest about harassment or abuse by powerful men (maybe a story about a woman harassing her buff young aide will come out someday but that's likely a long way away for now) towards subordinates and/or the vulnerable and young.

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​Does Virginia Really Mean a Tsunami is Coming?

Posted by AllardK on November 9, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Mike Allen - the progressive Democrat-enabling media guru/wonk - is already using the word Tsunami. To be fair to the Axios genius, he puts the world in quotes in his newsletter, but I'm sure he loved putting that quote up in his opening headlines in said mail. Is it delirious to do so when referring to Northam's win as the start of a huge wave? Perhaps.

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​Tax Loopholes & Rending of Garments in Park Slope

Posted by AllardK on November 7, 2017 at 6:22 PM

There is a great deal of gnashing of teeth, wailing of tongues, and rending of silk garments. People are feeling Blue with a capital B in places like New York and California, and parts of New Jersey. Especially in neighborhoods in NYC, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the like. Why all the despair?

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​Bob Mueller - Too Late To Stop Now?

Posted by AllardK on October 31, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Is this how the swamp gets drained? Manafort and his associate Rick Gates - the latter with a public defender defending him - are out on bail after posting a $10 million and a $5 million bond. No prizes for guessing whose bail bond was bigger. His initials are P. M. And among the dozen or so charges laid against them, there apparently is no mention of President Trump. The charges against Manafort and Gates are mainly about evading taxes on income from their activities as unregistered foreign agents on behalf of Ukraine. And this mostly during the years 2006 - 2007. Shady stuff but stuff that happened before Trump even announced his candidacy. Of course, that raises questions about Manafort being picked to head Trump's campaign.

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​The Man the FBI Couldn't Shut Up

Posted by AllardK on October 27, 2017 at 11:42 AM

The informant who was a key part of the FBI's case against Vadim Mikerin, one of Rosatom's board members, is now free to talk to Congress according to his lawyer. What was forbidden by the FBI during the 2016 presidential election campaigns is now allowed for some unknown reason. A reason which might have to do with the fact that the original non-disclosure agreement the FBI forced their informant to sign wouldn't have held up to any reasonable scrutiny. Which is what it was finally receiving thanks to a series of stories in The Hill and elsewhere.

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