Arrogance Runs Deep

I have seen a lot of arrogant twaddle coming from the Trump admin……these toads think they work for Trump and not the people of the US…..

In other words too many that are employed in DC these days thinks their shit don’t stink……like the troll Mnuchin our SecTreas…remember him? He and his arm candy wife were clowning in the Treasury with newly printed money…….

……….anyway he and the House have had a head butting contest……

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters probably won’t be exchanging holiday cards this year after things got a little tense during the Treasury secretary’s testimony on Tuesday. Mnuchin had testified about his plans to respond to requests for President Trump’s tax returns for roughly three hours by 5pm when he reminded committee members that he had a meeting with “a foreign leader,” meaning Bahrain’s interior minister. “It will be embarrassing if I keep this person waiting,” he said, per CNN. “It’s a new day and it’s a new chair,” said Waters. Mnuchin went on to claim a person in his position never testified so long or was treated in such a way by Republicans, as Waters tried to arrange testimony at a later date. “If you wish to leave, you may,” she said with a stern look, refusing to dismiss the hearing.

“If you’d wish to keep me here so that I don’t have my important meeting and continue to grill me, then we can do that,” but “I will not be back here,” Mnuchin said, growing heated. “The secretary has agreed to stay to hear all of the rest of the members,” Waters responded, per the Hill. “Please cancel your meeting and respect our time.” Mnuchin then said she was “instructing” him to stay, while Waters said she was accepting his offer. Mnuchin denied any offer and told Waters to “take the (gavel) and bang it” for a proper dismissal. He left soon after she advised him “not [to] instruct me as to how I am to conduct this committee.” Waters later told CNN that nothing is more important than Congress “trying to find out what exactly this secretary is doing.” Mnuchin only said he would “comply with the law” in regard to Trump’s tax returns, per Time.

His pressing appointment was with some minor minister from Bahrain….WTF is Bahrain?  An island in the Persian Gulf….who has lots of oil dollars and someone that Trump will bow down to on any given day.

Time these self centered jerks get taken down a peg or two……time for them to realize they work for the country and the people and not some country club wannabe.

But wait there is more!

This is from a Congressional Hearing…….

The transcript of the literally unbelievable exchange follows:

Massie: Sec. Kerry, I want to read part of your statement back to you: “Instead of convening a kangaroo court, the president might want to talk with the educated adults he once trusted his top national security positions.” It sounds like you’re questioning the credentials of the president’s advisers, currently. But I think we should question your credentials today. Isn’t it true you have a science degree from Yale?
Kerry: Bachelor of arts degree.
Massie: Is it a political science degree?
Kerry: Yes, political science.
Massie: So how do you get a bachelor of arts, in a science?
Kerry: Well it’s a liberal arts education and degree. It’s a bachelor…
Massie: OK. So it’s not really science. So I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudo-science degree is here pushing pseudo-science in front of our committee today.
Kerry: Are you serious?! I mean this is really a serious happening here?
Massie: You know what? It is serious. You’re calling the president’s Cabinet a “kangaroo court.” Is that serious?
Kerry: I’m not calling his Cabinet a kangaroo court, I’m calling this committee that he’s putting together a kangaroo committee.
Massie: Are you saying it doesn’t have educated adults now?
Kerry: I don’t know who it has yet because it’s secret.
Massie: Well you said it in your testimony.
Kerry: Why would he have to have a secret analysis of climate change?
Massie: Let’s get back to the science of it.
Kerry: But it’s not science, you’re not quoting science!
Massie: Well, You’re the science expert. You have the political science degree.

What can I say?  Massie is in good company….cowards and traitors like Jordan, Gaetz, Nunes and Meadows….time for them to go the way of the dodo……these “people” are a national embarrassment and they do not realize how pathetic their politics appears……at least 33% will think they are god-like……

There should be a sign in DC for those that want to represent the people……”NO STUPID PEOPLE NEED APPLY!”

That would eliminate a bunch of babbling buffoons from local aall the way to the White House.

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Thus Spake Cohen

Yesterday the much anticipated Congressional testimony of a long time Trump “fixer”…..Michael Cohen…..

For those that had better things to do but still would like to know what Cohen had to say…..

Michael Cohen began his testimony in front of the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, and the first words out of his mouth addressed Republican criticism that a known liar, and one who lied to Congress at that, can’t be trusted. “I am here under oath to correct the record, to answer the committee’s questions truthfully, and to offer the American people what I know about President Trump,” he said. He noted he would bolster his words by sharing “documents that are irrefutable and demonstrate that the information you are about to hear is accurate and truthful.” And then he went right at his former boss:

  • “I am ashamed of my weakness and misplaced loyalty, of the things I did for Mr. Trump in an effort to protect and promote him. I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts, rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist, he is a conman, and he is a cheat.”
  • “Mr. Trump is an enigma. He is complicated, as am I. He has both good and bad, as do we all. But the bad far outweighs the good, and since taking office, he has become the worst version of himself. He is capable of behaving kindly, but he is not kind. He is capable of committing acts of generosity, but he is not generous. He is capable of being loyal, but he is fundamentally disloyal.”
  • The remainder of his opening statement, which was released in advance, touched on what Cohen said was Trump’s efforts to conceal his SAT and college scores, explained that Trump knew in advance about the Wikileaks drop of emails, and discussed hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. Read highlights here.
  • CNN’s Brian Stelter notes that in addition to the cable news networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC are airing the hearing and will continue to do so for several hours, putting it in front of an audience that could hit the tens of millions. “Broadcast’s power has receded in recent years, but it still makes a big statement when the broadcasters decide to interrupt their usual talk shows and game shows for big news events.”
    The Guardian reports that there are 42 members of the House committee, each of whom will be able to ask Cohen questions. “It’s going to be a long day,” the paper quips. Read on for highlights.
    House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings dove into one of the 2017 checks Cohen presented as evidence of Trump having reimbursed him for a hush-money payment. “So let me make sure I understand. Donald Trump wrote you a check out of his personal account while he was serving as president of the United States of America to reimburse you for hush money payments to Ms. Clifford. Is that what you are telling the American people today?” Cummings asked. Cohen’s reply: “Yes.”
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz asked if it was “likely” Trump “had every intent,” as the Guardian puts it, of working with Russia to win the election. Cohen declines to directly answer, citing other investigations into the question, but says, “Mr. Trump’s desire to win would have him work with anyone.”
    “Republicans have clearly decided their best path to defend Trump is by attacking Cohen,” observes the Guardian. Jim Jordan, Mark Green, James Comer, and subsequent Republican lawmakers used their five minutes each to highlight Cohen’s financial crimes and lies.
  • Cohen said Trump knowingly inflated his assets to get on the Forbes richest people list, that the inflated numbers were used in an effort that could lower insurance premiums, and that they were shared with a bank on one occasion.
    Republican Jim Cooper pointed pushed Cohen on why he worked for Trump for such a long time considering all the negative attributes Cohen says he has. Cohen responded with a warning: Cohen said Trump knowingly inflated his assets to get on the Forbes richest people list, that the inflated numbers were used in an effort that could lower insurance premiums, and that they were shared with a bank on one occasion.
    Cohen got into it with the GOP’s Paul Gosar, who said to him, “You’re a pathological liar. You don’t know truth from falsehood.” Cohen’s response: “Sir, I’m sorry. Are you referring to me or the president?” Gosar pushed back that this was “my time.” “Are you referring to me, sir or the president?” Cohen pushed again.
    GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx pushed Cohen on how his appearance could benefit him. She asked him repeatedly if he could “commit under oath” that he wouldn’t ink a book or film deal in the future. He said no

There you have the breakdown……enjoy and be fearful…..

Closing Thought–27Feb19 #2

Cohen heads to Capital Hill to testify….and everyone in the pocket of our Beloved Supreme Leader is doing all they can to keep Cohen from being believed……

The SLUG GOP rep from the Florida panhandle…Gaetz had his moment of Trumpism in a Tweet…..

“Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” the tweet said. It was unclear what prompted the allegation.

What a cowardly attempt to bully a Congressional witness…..it is a violation of Federal statues……and Gaetz quickly back peddled his worthless drunk ass and withdrew and apologized for the Tweet…..

“It was NOT my intent to threaten, as some believe I did,” the congressman wrote on Twitter. “I’m deleting the tweet & I should have chosen words that better showed my intent. I’m sorry.”

Pelosi made it clear……

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The point is this man is a representative of the people of the Florida Panhandle and should not play political games and should know how to act as a public figure and not stoop to the scummy level that he has……but slime will be slime.

Okay why did I say something about his drunk ass?

Rep. Gaetz has prior experience making headlines for less-than-positive reasons. He has always been very open about his own brush with the law before he became a state congressman. (He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010 and to the U.S. Congress in 2016).

Gaetz was arrested on suspicion of DUI on October 30, 2008, when he was 26 years old. He was driving home from a nightclub and was pulled over for driving 48 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The SUV belonged to his father, State Senator Don Gaetz.

Again to quote my grandfather…”When you point at someone remember there are three other fingers pointing back at you”…….a smart man my grandfather……

Be well….Be Safe!

The Man Is A D/Bag!

While my better half is looking the other way……

We had the AG of the United States, a person who works for the people of the US, testifying before the House.

First let me say…the man was a condescending twat…he treated the people the represent the people of this country with utter contempt….a smug a.hole that was doing nothing to answer question accurately…his only concern was to brown nose his way with Trump for another job…..

This cue ball d/bag should have NEVER been allowed anywhere neqr a government job….for he cares little about the nation only what he can squeeze of the government…..a dick!

That is what I saw with this smug wanker……

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Friday for a hearing that was as contentious as expected. Democrats repeatedly grilled him about the Robert Mueller investigation, and Whitaker insisted he has not “interfered in any way” with the inquiry, reports Politico. One of the more notable moments came as committee chairman Jerry Nadler was questioning Whitaker. “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up,” Whitaker said, drawing laughter, reports the Washington Post. (See video of the exchange here; it’s around the 1:40 mark.) Whitaker also told lawmakers that he has not spoken to his boss about the Mueller probe.

“I have not talked to the president of the United States about the special counsel’s investigation,” Whitaker said. He declined to say whether he agreed with the president’s view that the investigation is a “witch hunt.” GOP Rep. Douglas Collins called the hearing “pointless” and accused Democrats of “character assassination.” Whitaker, meanwhile, seems to be near the end of his temporary tenure. The Senate is expected to confirm William Barr for the permanent position as early as next week. (Whitaker appeared only after Democrats agreed not to subpoena him.)

All in all this mental midget was a total embarrassment to anyone that has every held a government position.

I stand by my analysis……the MAN IS A DOUCHE BAG…kinda like his boss.

Passing The Barr

Last week we had hours upon hours of the silly politicians playing to the cameras…..the hearings for the AG replacement, Barr.

I say silly because he has got to go through the Senate and those goddamn cowards have already decided what to do so why bore the piss out of the rest of us to make some partisan point?

But okay let’s look at the new AG….William Barr (he is the wrong person to lead DoJ in my opinion he is a political hack…perfect for the Trump admin that is top heavy with political hacks)……

While the hearings focused on Mueller…there is so much more that needs telling about this person…..

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr have focused heavily on Barr’s views on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But nobody is asking about Barr’s legal crusade for blanket immunity for federal agents who killed American citizens.

Barr received a routine questionnaire from the Judiciary Committee asking him to disclose his past work including pro bono activities “serving the disadvantaged.” The “disadvantaged” that Barr spent the most time helping was an FBI agent who slayed an Idaho mother holding her baby in 1992. Barr spent two weeks organizing former Attorneys General and others to support “an FBI sniper in defending against criminal charges in connection with the Ruby Ridge incident.” Barr also “assisted in framing legal arguments advanced… in the district court and the subsequent appeal to the Ninth Circuit,” he told the committee.

 
But there is more to this nominee…including a possible stint with the CIA……
 

Why was Barr chosen, given his shocking and deeply criminal/cover-up kingpin background?

Was Trump duped by Deep State enemies, who have placed another predator into his administration with the power to destroy his presidency? Or has Trump co-opted and turned Barr, in the hopes that Barr will do Trump’s bidding? Why would Barr ever turn against his own Deep State cronies?

Does Trump have a plan? With Barr in place, is Trump signaling to his enemies that “I now own the Deep State”? Or is Barr the Deep State’s ultimate and final weapon against Trump, who remains surrounded by Bush/Clinton “swamp creatures” such as National Security Adviser John Bolton, who is one of Barr’s many fellow Iran-Contra co-conspirators, Vice President Mike Pence (who is in ideal position for a coup against Trump, and remains very cozy with the Clintons, dozens of Obama appointees that remain in place, and Republican “Never Trumpers”, all of whom continue to undermine Trump.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/ciabushiran-contra-covert-operative-fixer-william-barr-nominated-attorney-general/5662609

Just a little background that is lacking in his run for the head chair of the DOJ…..interesting that very little of this has come out in the hearings….the questioners had an agenda and they blotted out all other concerns.

This person should NOT be allowed to control the DOJ it will be a mistake.  (Personal opinion)

We Have A New Judge

This post is for those intelligent beings that put this court thingy on hold so they could enjoy their weekend……On this day 08Oct18 we have a new star rising in the cesspool that we call the Supreme Court.

The vote is in and the Supreme Court has a new judge….a political, partisan, hard drinking perv is on the court for life…..a partisan d/bag will take his seat just in time for a ruling on a case that could involve the president….you will be watching…..

It all took place Friday and over the weekend…the confirmation that is……and if you found the whole process putrid but still would like to know what happened then tune in to IST…I can help with you education…..

The smart money now says Brett Kavanaugh will be the next Supreme Court justice. That became evident Friday afternoon when the Democrats’ last big hope, Republican Susan Collins, announced that she would vote yes on confirmation, reports the Washington Post. After her announcement, Democrat Joe Manchin, another swing vote, said he would do the same. The math now looks hopeless for Democrats ahead of Saturday’s expected vote, even with Republican Susan Collins voting against Kavanaugh. All this comes after Friday morning’s decision to end debate and move toward a final vote. Details and developments:

  • The math: Kavanaugh supporters won Friday’s procedural vote by a narrow 51-49 margin, and Democrats would need to flip two of those yes votes into no’s in order to stop the nomination. A tie wouldn’t cut it for Democrats because VP Mike Pence is the tie-breaker. That put the focus on the swing votes of Collins, Murkowski, and Jeff Flake, all Republicans, along with Democrat Manchin.
  • Flake: The Arizona Republican voted yes on Friday’s procedural matter, and he says he plans to vote in favor of Kavanaugh on Saturday “unless something big changed,” reports Politico. But, he added, “I don’t see what would.”

Collins: She gave a 45-minute speech from the Senate floor in which she talked about the Kavanaugh allegations and the confirmation process. “I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court,” Collins said, per Politico. “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

  • Murkowski: She was the only Republican to break ranks Friday and vote against moving Kavanaugh’s nomination forward. “I believe that Brett Kavanaugh is a good man,” but perhaps “not the right man for the court at this time,” the Alaska Republican told reporters, per NBC News. The comments suggest Murkowski is a firm “no” on Saturday, though the New York Times reports that Republicans were pressuring her to change her mind. Now it likely won’t be necessary.
  • Manchin: He’s the only Democrat who voted yes on Kavanaugh Friday, and fellow Democrats hoped to change his mind on Saturday. But Manchin announced Friday afternoon that he would vote for the “qualified jurist,” reports the AP. Even if he flips and votes no, that would lead only to a 50-50 tie, which Pence would break in favor of Kavanaugh. As the Washington Post notes, Manchin serves red-state West Virginia, and he’s in a tough re-election race.
  • Palin to Murkowski: “Hey @LisaMurkowski — I can see 2022 from my house,” tweeted the former Alaska governor in regard to the Alaska senator’s “no” vote on Kavanaugh. Palin urged Alaskans to make Murkowski pay for the decision when she’s up for re-election.
  • Bad timing: GOP Sen. Steve Daines of Montana has a big conflict on Saturday: He has to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding in Montana. Republicans could hold the vote open for Daines if his vote is needed to push Kavanaugh over the top, but the senator tells the AP that he will fly back to DC by private jet if he’s needed. Daines says Montana congressman Greg Gianforte, a fellow Republican, has offered up his plane.
  • The tea leaves: “It’s theoretically possible that some combination of Collins, Flake, and Manchin could still change their mind between now and the final vote,” observes Josh Voorhees at Slate. But “the writing is on the wall.”
  • A suggestion: An op-ed in the Hill says the Kavanaugh drama illustrates one thing that should be evident to both parties: It’s time to amend the Constitution and institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, writes law professor Alan Morrison of George Washington University. He suggests 18-year terms.

Maybe the markets did not see his confirmation as a good thing….. U.S. stocks closed lower as a three-day surge in government bond yields has investors worrying about rising interest rates, the AP reports. The Labor Department said the economy continues to add jobs at a strong pace. Investors sold bonds, sending their prices lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.24%, its highest since mid-2011. The S&P 500 fell a further 16 points, or 0.6%, to 2,885. On Thursday it took its largest loss since June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 180 points, or 0.7%, to 26,447. The Nasdaq composite fell 91 points, or 1.2%, to 7,788. The Nasdaq fell more than 3% this week, its worst in six months.

In case you are not sure about the judiciary let me help with that….

Personally I was NOT impressed by all the the theatrics around this appointment……Repubs being the butt boy of the president and disregarding the Constitution and the Dems for using this as try outs for the next presidential election.

The Founders would be ashamed of the dramatics around this important appointment.

Arm yourself with facts and you can never lose.

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This last part is just FYI……

Brett Needs To Go Away

The SCOTUS is suppose to be a neutral arena for the decisions on laws in this country…..granted all judges have a partisan side but they keep it to themselves because of the rulings they will be asked to hand down…….Kavanaugh has taken the step that will taint every decision he gives…..

He made sure that he let it been known that these were his words and no one influenced his composition of statement….

Brett Kavanaugh admits he “might have been too emotional at times” when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week—but he says he will be an impartial judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been,” he writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said,” Kavanaugh writes, explaining that he was “forceful and passionate” because of his “overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused … of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character” and at the “unfairness” of how the sexual assault allegations had been handled.

Kavanaugh, who was criticized for the partisan tone of his testimony and his angry responses to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, among others, says he will be continue to be “hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent, and dedicated to the Constitution and the public good.” As a judge, he says, “I have always treated colleagues and litigants with the utmost respect.” The Supreme Court “must never be viewed as a partisan institution,” he writes, promising to “strive to be a team player” if confirmed. “I revere the Constitution,” he writes. “I believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is essential to our constitutional republic.” (More than 1,000 law professors signed a letter to the Senate saying Kavanaugh lacks “judicial temperament.”)

Playing to the lowest denominator Brett has proven that he is not fit to be a judge appointed for life.  He is a partisan hack…..not judicial quality.

The accusations be damn……the reality of his temperament shows that he is a petty person that does not belong on the highest court in the land.

If confirmed then a possible impeachment should be considered.  PERIOD!