sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, July 22, 2016

Are you Ready for the DNC?

h/t Grunt
Other than James Comey giving the keynote address, the convention will feature something by Michelle Obama the discontented shrew. I made a comment that I'd rather have a horse's head in my bed than Michelle Obama, which prompted the cartoon (above).

There is a rumor that Michelle Obama is horrified by the possibility that Melania Trump will replace her as First Lady. I think that she'd be far more comfortable with Bill Clinton as First Husband, possibly because they share the same base gender? (clearly Michelle made the Jenner-style transformation successfully - if you can call that successful)

The comparisons between the stylish, beautiful and sexy Melania Trump and the oafish, angry, plump, masculine Michelle are too stark not to be commented on.

Why Wait?

The Democratic National Convention begins next week in Philadelphia and will attract the standard fare of freaks, the mentally ill, welfare queens, the Black Panthers, and elite Wall Street bankers who are paying to play. I realize that many of you are waiting to hear what Hillary Clinton (the un-indicted) will have to say. But you don't need to wait to have that wisdom showered on you. Go to the nearest greasy spoon restaurant, walk into the washroom and punch the button.

I hear that FBI Director James Comey will be delivering the keynote address. That makes perfect sense to me.

Bastille Day Massacre

The recurring theme in every French terrorism investigation, and in our own experience in the US, is that the terrorists take their time. They plan well and they always have help. They also communicate freely. They are not lone wolves and they are not recently self-radicalized.

The Paris prosecutor, Francosi Molins, provided an update on the progress in investigating the Bastille Day Massacre. 

Molins said that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who drove the truck in Nice was not recently radicalized, as some press outlets have reported. The 31-year-old man seemed to "have planned his criminal project several months before transitioning to action.”
"The investigation underway since the night of 14 July has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Bouhlel's act, but also established that he benefited from support and accomplices.”
Molins said four men and a woman not known to intelligence services were "involved in the preparation" of the attack. They have been placed under formal investigation. Three of the men are Tunisian-born or French-Tunisian. The woman and the fourth man are an Albanian couple.

The French obtained this information from the killer’s cell phone.

On the 21st, the French parliament extended the state of emergency for six more months.