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Friday, August 10, 2018

Freaky Friday


Famous, But...Incompetent

Just when you think that DOJ/FBI corruption couldn't get much worse, more information surfaces and becomes public. 

And then there's the trial of Paul Manafort where Team Mueller has filed a complaint against the judge in the case for holding them strictly to account - something that they're unfamiliar with. 

For anyone used to dealing with a federal judge, this is not unusual. I recall when Presiding Federal Judge Manuel Real threw a defense attorney (Roger Agajanian) into custody for ninety days for contempt of court. I was in that Federal Courtroom that day and it was funny from my perspective. The defendant asked Judge Real what he should do. The judge replied that he might need other counsel, and continued the case for a day.

Mueller and friends are used to dealing in rigged courtrooms and this one is apparently not. It is a strange experience for the denizens of the Deep State.

Messages from North Korea

The US response to North Korean trust building actions has been to “maintain maximum sanctions pressure” and to request a nuclear accounting. The North Koreans didn't want it to run this way because it gives them very little wiggle room. North Korean leaders do not trust the US enough to divulge their strategic secrets at this time. After 68 years in a state of war, their position is not entirely unreasonable.

North Korean leaders are expecting President Trump to intervene, reprimand his subordinates, who aren't working it the way that the Norks want it to go. My sense is that they'll have a long wait. North Korea is facing another famine due to lack of rain fall and that means starvation in the winter. The US doesn't have that problem. 

Foreign Minister Ri in Iran. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho commented on US relations during his three-day visit to Tehran. 
During his meeting with Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, Ri said, "Since we know that the U.S. will never give up its hostile policy toward us, we will hold onto our nuclear knowledge.”

"It is hard to deal with the U.S….In order to realize our major objective of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. should make good on its part of the promise, but it has rejected to do so."
Minister Ri speaks fluent American English; thus, his choice of words merits attention as an accurate and nuanced translation of what the North Korean leadership is thinking and feeling. 

Ri’s statement in Iran is the most negative of any conveyed in any North Korean media, including the 9 August Foreign Ministry statement. He stated the North Korean leadership already has concluded the US will never end its hostile policy towards the North. That means North Korean involvement with the US is a charade to weaken South Korean support for the US Alliance and to obtain sanctions relief by working around the US.

Ri also divulged that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear knowledge, i.e., the technology base. That is the North’s safeguard against American backsliding. Ri, thereby, admits that the North Korean leaders never had any intention of “complete” denuclearization, as the US defines it, and justifies that position with the judgment that the US never will abandon its hostile policy.

Ri’s choice of Tehran to make that statement is deliberately intended to reinforce Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s hardline hostility to the US and to demonstrate North Korean solidarity with Iran in confronting the US.

A return to tension is likely by the start of the winter training cycle on 1 December.

Democrat Party Piggy Banks


Jimi

Encased in carbonite.  It happens elsewhere in the galaxy as well

14 comments:

  1. A terrible situation for the deep state critters, expected to meet the standards imposed on the rest of us. Cockroaches running from the light.

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    1. It's even more embarrassing because the light is being shown on it by Fox News. If it wasn't for Fox, nobody would know.

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  2. No irony here on that Karl Marx piggy bank: just put other people's money in it.

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    1. I'll mail you one. Fill it and send it back and I'll promise to put your money to good use.

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    2. Since I just fell off of the onion truck yesterday, that sounds good to me.

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    3. You need to vote for Ocassio-Cortez when she runs for President on the Democrat ticket against President Trump.

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    4. Then when she wins, everybody gets free shit?

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    5. I think just the liberals get the free stuff. I think the conservatives get to pay for it.

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  3. Yep, karma is a bitch when 'they' get held to the same standards... Snerk...

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    1. They thought to twist Manafort. It turns out that the Manafort team is doing the twisting.

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  4. North Korea. Disappointing, but not unexpected.
    Got a chuckle from "Jimi".
    If all Mueller has on Manafort is financial, then it would seem to be a problem for the IRS. Mueller is overstepping his authority, isn't he?

    Thank you for all the updates. Good to catch up.

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    1. North Korea is doing what has worked in the past, no longer.

      Mueller has BROAD and SWEEPING authority. What a thing.

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  5. I hope that in my lifetime the "deep state" will get the karma hit they deserve. The glacial speed at which this comeuppance is happening is unsettling to say the least. Meanwhile they're busily shutting down conservative sites.

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    1. The Departments of Agriculture and the Interior are moving out of DC. The locations will be "out West" where the bulk of BLM land is for Interior and likely a site in the midwest for Agriculture. The decentralization move is an effort to drain the swamp, and I expect that there will be more. There is no need for all of those bureaucratic administrative centers to be inside of the Beltway. It's much less expensive to operate in the 'heartland' than it is in DC, there's less traffic, less stress, and they're closer to their constituents. Who would have thought?

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