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We are slowly getting there . . .

Former Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel and signed off on the final FISA warrant renewal application on Carter Page admitted in Senate testimony today that by August 2017 there was . . . well, read for yourself:

Senator Lindsay Graham: “The whole concept, that the campaign was colluding with the Russians, there was no ‘there’ there in August of 2017, do you agree or not?”

Rosenstein: “I agree with the general statement,”

Maybe someday Rod can back it up even further since, as is now evident, there was no there there by May 2017 when Mueller was initially appointed. As IG Horowitz’s reported, by early 2017, Christopher Steele’s primary source for the dossier had repudiated its truth and the FBI had been unable to confirm any portions of it, Carter Page had been interviewed, without counsel, and nothing had turned up on George Papadopolous. There was nothing, nada, zilch.

He also testified he was unaware the FBI had failed to validate the dossier.

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More on the rot in our institutions . . .

On June 1, Mona Hicks, Stanford University’s dean of students sent an email to students:

As a Black woman, I am also struggling to make meaning in our world today…. This loving refrain from Assata Shakur still rings true as I shelter-in-place: ‘It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains,'”

The communist Assata Shakur was convicted of 1st-degree murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973 along with several bombings and robberies. She escaped prison and has been sheltered in communist Cuba for more than 40 years. This is not someone who is loving. This is not someone who cares for people as individuals. This is not someone who cares about freedom unless it is defined as the freedom for people to do precisely what she wants them to do. In a truly just and caring society if Mona Hicks really believed this she would be unsuited for her position. Unfortunately, in academic America it is precisely those beliefs that qualify her for the position (for another example see the academic veneration afforded another communist, Angela Davis). For the milieu that spawned creatures like Shakur read my post The Company You Keep or the book Days of Rage.

Two New York lawyers were arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a city police vehicle. The van in which they were traveling was found to have additional bomb-making equipment. One of those arrested is a Pakistani immigrant, Umooj Rahman, a member of Fordham Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. Thirty or forty years ago Human Rights law had a distinguished pedigree. Today it is just another once venerated instituted hollowed out by the Left, which now demands the same respect the institution formerly deserved.

Rahman has been released on a $250,000 bail posted by her self-described “best friend” Salmah Rizvi. According to her biography:

Salmah also worked fulltime for the U.S. Departments of State and Defense [during the Obama Administration] as a lead linguist and analyst, mastering multiple foreign languages including Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi and gaining expertise in international security and diplomacy. Her high-value work would often inform the President’s Daily Briefs.

Rizvi attended NYU Law School, supported in part by a scholarship from the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), an Islamist terrorist-supporting organization. Oh, and wouldn’t you know it, she also got a scholarship from the George Soros family. All the best people working for the destruction of America. Along the way she worked for the racist Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement regarding Israel and is now a very well-paid associate at the prestigious law firm of Ropes & Gray. She’s got a future ahead of her!
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Respect and honor is due . . . 

David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.
David Dorn worked with the St. Louis Police Department for 38 years.

Dave Underwood, a Federal Protective Services Officer murdered in Oakland by peaceful protesters seeking racial equity in our unjust society.

These men died protecting the rest of us from barbarism.

The death of George Floyd was one of those rare moments of national unity with everyone condemning it. That was precisely what the Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and social justice types didn’t want and they worked quickly to make it an opportunity to create even more divisiveness and hate. None of them cares one bit about George Floyd the person; he is simply a vehicle to promote their pre-existing, immoral, and destructive agendas and they sure don’t care about David Dorn and Dave Underwood. I am outraged by the layers of the false narrative put out by these groups and supported by much of the media and many politicians.

I’m trying to channel my anger in a constructive way and have been using newspaper stories to help identify businesses looted and destroyed by these monsters. Several have established GoFundMe Pages and we are making anonymous donations to help them repair their lives.

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  1. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce Caward Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Grrrrr. Must work harder to channel my anger into something constructive. Working . . . working . . . working . . .

    • #1
    • June 3, 2020, at 7:31 PM PDT
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  2. Flicker Coolidge

    Bruce Caward (View Comment):

    Grrrrr. Must work harder to channel my anger into something constructive. Working . . . working . . . working . . .

    Grrrr. Eating, sleeping. Eating.

    • #2
    • June 3, 2020, at 7:36 PM PDT
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  3. tigerlily Member

    Reading about David Dorn, the retired police captain, who was murdered as he was protecting a friends business from looters – he sure seems to have been a prince of a man. RIP.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 8:16 PM PDT
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  4. The Reticulator Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though. 

    • #4
    • June 3, 2020, at 8:32 PM PDT
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  5. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though.

    How about “heavy discount shoppers”?

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    • June 3, 2020, at 8:39 PM PDT
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  6. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce Caward Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Salvage?

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    • June 3, 2020, at 8:47 PM PDT
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  7. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though.

    How about “heavy discount shoppers”?

    “Undocumented shoppers” seems to be a thing on youtube, at least in the comments.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 10:04 PM PDT
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  8. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though.

    How about “heavy discount shoppers”?

    “Product Liberators”

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    • June 4, 2020, at 12:21 AM PDT
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  9. EODmom Coolidge

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Reading about David Dorn, the retired police captain, who was murdered as he was protecting a friends business from looters – he sure seems to have been a prince of a man. RIP.

    He was 77 years old. Think about that – he raised children and grandchildren and was a model for the black families raising children. And he went out to defend his community. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 2:55 AM PDT
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  10. ctlaw Coolidge

    Rosenstein should’ve been asked, “When Bob Mueller denied in Congressional testimony knowing what Fusion GPS was, was Mueller lying? If not, why haven’t you moved to have him declared mentally incompetent?”

    • #10
    • June 4, 2020, at 4:35 AM PDT
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  11. Full Size Tabby Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…:

    On June 1, Mona Hicks, Stanford University’s dean of students sent an email to students:

    As a Black woman, I am also struggling to make meaning in our world today…. This loving refrain from Assata Shakur still rings true as I shelter-in-place: ‘It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains,’”

     

    A dean of students at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States complains about being in chains?! Huh?

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    • June 4, 2020, at 6:11 AM PDT
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  12. Stad Thatcher

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: She escaped prison and has been sheltered in communist Cuba for more than 40 years.

    I would like see Trump ask for extradition, using whatever leverage he still has . . .

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    • June 4, 2020, at 6:52 AM PDT
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  13. Stad Thatcher

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR)

    Another organization that should be given the “terrorist” label . . .

    • #13
    • June 4, 2020, at 6:53 AM PDT
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  14. Bethany Mandel Editor

    Me too. I started one for one of the Kosher places in D.C. https://www.gofundme.com/manage/keep-dc-kosher-chip-in-for-char-bar039s-recovery

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    • June 4, 2020, at 8:12 AM PDT
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  15. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    https://www.startribune.com/death-toll-grows-in-national-protests/570946712/

    “Black lives” only “matter” when it fits the narrative. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:30 AM PDT
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  16. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    I’ll add a prediction to my post. The NY bomb throwing lawyer, Umooj Rahman, is facing federal charges. If Joe Biden is elected the charges will be dropped or she will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge with no jail in such as way as to not impede her legal career.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 7:15 PM PDT
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  17. aardo vozz Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though.

    How about “heavy discount shoppers”?

    “Product Liberators”

    Wealth redistributors?

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    • June 5, 2020, at 1:46 AM PDT
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  18. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: David Dorn, a 77 year old retired St Louis police captain, working security at a friend’s pawn shop, who was shot and killed by looters undoubtedly upset by the death of George Floyd and seeking justice from “the system”.

    According to an item I saw on the @ejhill Twitter feed, one of the newspaper style guides says you shouldn’t say “looter,” because President Trump has used that term, which makes it a naughty word. I think it’s OK to call them shoppers, though.

    How about “heavy discount shoppers”?

    “Product Liberators”

    Wealth redistributors?

    Not Orwellian enough, but it does well pointing out the essential similarities between socialists and looters.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 6:22 AM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    Has “five-finger discount” gone out of fashion?

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    • June 5, 2020, at 9:12 PM PDT
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  20. Jon1979 Lincoln

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Has “five-finger discount” gone out of fashion?

    Has more Cosa Nostra/it-fell-off-the-back-of-the-truck vibes than Social Justice Warrior newspeak connotations.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 9:25 PM PDT
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