Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Oh yeah, almost forgot.

Fuck you and your fellow communists, Blue and your fellow communists...

Kevin McGinty


  1. Well that sounds like a plan Fuck all those commie sons of bitches..

  2. Well good morning back at ya Sargejr. Looks like we will finally get cold weather this evening. Down in the 40's. Time to light a fire!

  3. I hear that Rose, we got the same coming here.

  4. Good grief, it's supposed to get down to 35 degrees tonight.

    Oh, and good morning all...

  5. Back at ya Kevin, 35 good Grief... Better move my peppers up on the back patio...

  6. a nice temp controlled 'green house' sounds like a good idea, you can have veggies all year round and not pesky ground moles, mosquitos, or chiggers..... :)

    g'morning y'all

  7. All my garden is on cement in big potters, including Cuke's, nut many bugs but plenty of sun light. :)

  8. sounds good Sarge. :)

    We have some earth boxes on rollers when season begins, roll them out of the garage, when season ends, roll them back in the garage. :)

    we were starting to run out of luck with our garden patch because neighbors' tree blocks too much sun, so we went to earth boxes.

    But with a greenhouse, it takes up a chunk of yard, one benefit, no mowing, it's covered :) hee hee
    I'm thinking of having Rick put one in, get some electricity and a water hookup to it, etc.

  9. Sounds like a plan! Well go to get ready to go see the Doctors again one this morning and another this afternoon. Good Grief.

  10. One down and one to go...Than one full week off.. YES!

  11. Well, out here where I live they're shutting off the power. The electric companies are shutting down power to millions to prevent lines getting broken and starting fires. Trees blow down and break lines. Old poorly maintained lines and poles just blow down.

    This is the time of year for the Santa Anna winds. The hot air from the desert gets sucked out to the coast. Sometimes the wind blows 30 mph. Gusts of 50 mph. Pretty steady wind. I live in the lower central valley, where it's pretty bad. Lots of wind.

    We're on the grid to be shut down. Nothing yet but I'm thinking I better get a generator.

    This all goes back many years. The state decided a while back to allow people to sue the electric companies when fires can be traced back to their lines breaking. It cost them billions after the Paradise fire where the whole town burnt down and 90 people died.

    So the power companies respond by shutting the power down so no liability for them. A little payback for lawsuits if you ask me.

    The real problem is people want to live in the mountains because they can't afford to live in the city. Where I live, the average house price is $135K or so. We paid a lot less than that. Don't have nearly as nice a house as we had in Topeka, but it's home and we can afford it. In Sherman Oaks, where my daughter lives houses routinely sell for over a million. Developers buy houses for $700K to tear down and build a new house to sell for $1.4 million.

    So people are living where I live because they can't afford to live in the city. Here's what somebody said recently:

    "Many California residents—especially retirees—are drawn to rural areas by the natural beauty. Who wouldn’t want to live in the Sierra foothills? But many also move to escape soaring housing costs in the state’s notoriously anti-development major cities.
    And now the people smart enough to leave the cities are having their power switched off. It’s almost like California wants to be rid of smart people."

    So we're waiting for the power to go out. I don't have a generator so I have to decide if I should get one or not. Another $500 bucks for something I shouldn't need. I'm already paying $4.09 a gallon for gas.

    There's a rally up here next week to recall this commie bastard governor these moronic idiots elected. I might just go. Meet some of the smart people who live up here. This is Trump country, and there's no doubt about that. I see lots of Trump 2020 hats. He'll win my area in a landslide but California has 40 million people. Most vote democrat/communist. Our little pockets of patriotism and freedom don't count for much but we'll do what we can.

  12. sorry to hear about the power outages Safe, and sorry about the price of gasoline over there. Happy for you though that you're among Trump folks though :).

    I must say there are advantages to getting a generator, if your house is on 100% electric, at least you'll be able to cook a meal if the weather isn't good for grilling. And it's good for back up purposes for your refrigerator & freezer.

    When I lived in So. California, I remember the Santa Ana winds... it would be warm, but it would blow some of the smog out to sea and there'd be clearer skies for a while until the smog would roll back in. The folks moved us out here to Kansas in 1973. I don't miss the multitude of people, but I do miss listening to the breakers come ashore at the beach.

  13. Just a little while ago, I read this on the Washington Times -

    Part 1 of 2:

    Ukraine 'alignment' with Hillary Clinton began in 2013: Politico flashback, 2017

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times - Thursday, October 10, 2019

    A nearly insignificant reference on the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council’s web page, under the heading of Washington Watch No. 4, reads this way: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire — Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect after quietly working to boost Clinton.”

    Hmm. Well that’s interesting.

    Particularly since the Democrats have been busily working to impeach President Donald Trump over supposed nefarious Ukraine wheelings and dealings.

    Particularly since a couple of Republican senators, as The Washington Times previously reported, have requested the Justice Department to investigate whether or not Ukrainian officials tried to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign — and asked for Attorney General William Barr to give them the answer by October 14.

    According to Politico — according to a Politico report from January 11, 2017, that was linked on the USUBC’s page — the answer to that question is a clearcut “yes.”

    Flashback, Politico.

    Headine: “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire.”

    And here’s how that 2017 story starts: “Kiev officials are scrambling to make amends with the president-elect [Trump] after quietly working to boost Clinton.”

    It’s a worthwhile read.

    One excerpt: “Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office.”

    Another: “A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.”

    As news watchers recall, Manafort did ultimately resign and face charges. The Trump campaign did face ongoing — unfounded — accusations of collusion with Russia.

    The piece goes on to report how Ukraine’s “involvement in the [2016 presidential] race” to the White House “appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one another’s elections.”

  14. Part 2 of 2:

    And then there was this tidbit: “The Ukrainian antipathy for Trump’s team — and alignment with [Hillary] Clinton’s — can be traced back to late 2013. That’s when the country’s president, Viktor Yanukovych [removed from power in 2014], whom Manafort had been advising, abruptly backed out of a European Union pact linked to anti-corruption reforms,” and instead, signed a bailout agreement with Russia, where he then fled.

    Shortly after, a woman named Alexandra Chalupa caught wind of the Manafort-Yanukovych connection. Who’s Chalupa?

    The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants. A lawyer by training. And a Democratic operative who had worked during the Clinton administration in the White House Office of Public Liaison, and who then went on to a position with the Democratic National Committee as a consultant.

    “The DNC paid her $412,000 from 2004 to June 2016,” Politico wrote, citing Federal Election Commission records.

    And Chalupa used her position, contacts and experience to align with investigative journalists, intelligence officials and government and citizen sources in both Kiev and Washington, D.C., to dig deeper into Manafort, and possibly, Trump improprieties.

    “She occasionally shared her findings with officials from the DNC and Clinton’s campaign,” Politico wrote. “She said she shared her concern [about a Manafort-Russia connection] with Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, and one of his top aides, Oksana Shulyar.”

    At the time, nobody thought Trump was much of a contender for the White House, so the findings were largely yawned. Until Trump hired Manafort, that is.

    All of a sudden, the DNC was all ears.

    “[W]ith the DNC’s encouragement, Chalupa asked [Ukrainian] embassy staff to try to arrange an interview in which Proshenko [Ukraine president, 2014-2019] might discuss Manafort’s ties to Yanukovych,” Politico wrote. Apparently, embassy folk said no, but they then offered Chalupa quiet assistance — quiet, so that they couldn’t be seen as too political.

    Shulyar, aide to Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, denied any such assistance came from the embassy — or from her. Then again, of course she would; ‘twouldn’t look good for Ukraine to appear to pick a campaign side, right?

    Hold that thought.

    “But Andrii Telizhenko, who worked as a political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy under Shulyar, said [Shulyar] instructed him to help Chalupa research connections between Trump, Manafort and Russia,” Politico reported.

    Telizhenoko’s quoted remarks?

    “Oksana [Shulyar] said that if I had any information, or knew other people who did, then I should contact Chalupa. … They were coordinating an investigation with the Hillary team on Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa. … Oksana was keeping it all quiet [but] the embassy worked very closely with [Chalupa],” Telizhenko told Politico.

    Other sources confirmed.

    And the goal, Politico wrote, was to get a congressional hearing — or, even better, a congressional investigation.

    “Chalupa confirmed that a week after Manafort’s hiring was announced, she discussed the possibility of a congressional investigation with a foreign policy legislative assistant in the office of Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH),” Politico reported.

    The story goes on.

    The rabbit hole goes deeper.

    But one big takeaway is this: When it comes to Democrats pointing fingers at Team Trump for crooked Ukraine dealings, fact is, they better look inward. They better look at Clinton. They better look at their own DNC.

    Another takeaway?

    The two Republican senators, Ron Johnson and Charles Grassley, requesting Justice Department information about Ukraine’s interference in the 2016 election better kick it into high gear.

    Like much the Democrats accuse, the trail of corruption doesn’t stop so much at Trump’s door as it meanders on down Clinton Lane, right alongside DNC Way.

  15. "But one big takeaway is this: When it comes to Democrats pointing fingers at Team Trump for crooked Ukraine dealings, fact is, they better look inward. They better look at Clinton. They better look at their own DNC."

  16. Nothing like being home for the day... Whats up I see the Dim's are still shooting Blanks at Trump...

  17. Don't forget Trump has a Rally tonight, the crowd looks massive like always.

  18. Good Grief he Trump left no stone upturned tonight. The left will be going Nuts tomorrow. heheheh Best Rally he ever put on, I be-leave,,,

  19. Good morning Sarge.

    I see the dumbasses didn't learn a thing from their humiliation in 2016.

    Out of control and deranged leftist mobs attacked Trump supporters and the police after the rally last night.

    Keep it up dumbasses. Every time you pull shit like this you create more Trump voters...

  20. Y'all are going to see "updated 10:30 a.m." on this... that is Eastern time, they're 1 hour ahead. so this is a new article.

    Illegal immigrant in hiding demands meeting with Democratic presidential candidates

    By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Updated: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019

    An illegal immigrant who’s been hiding in sanctuary in an Ohio church for the past two years said Friday she wants the Democratic presidential candidates, who are coming to the state for a debate next week, to come meet with her.

    Edith Espinal has become a major test case for immigrant-rights groups who say she’s the perfect candidate for leniency, but as an illegal immigrant for more than 20 years she remains a potential target for deportation.

    “All of the Democratic candidates have said they support immigrant families like mine. It is time to show that support,” Ms. Espinal said in a video statement asking them to visit her at Columbus Mennonite Church, a 15-minute drive from where Democrats are holding their debate in Westerville, Ohio. “Come show your support for my family. I will be here waiting for you.”

    The Mexican woman snuck into the U.S. as a teen in the 1990s and has attempted to claim asylum, but that claim was rejected and she’s been through the immigration court process and had a judge order her deported.

    She now has three U.S. citizen children she says she won’t leave.

    She’s tried to ask U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a stay of removal, which would allow her to leave the church and return to her previous life despite her unauthorized status, but the agency has rejected those attempts so far while she’s in hiding.

    She drew attention over the summer when she announced ICE had slapped her with a notice of a nearly $500,000 fine for evading deportation.

    The Democratic presidential field has embraced illegal immigrants as a cause, vowing all manner of steps to try to grant most of them legal status.

    Some have gone further.

    In the 2016 campaign, Democratic candidates drew attention by meeting with illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who were granted reprieves from deportation under the legally challenged Obama-era DACA program.

    Sen. Bernard Sanders has hired DACA beneficiaries in both his 2016 and 2020 campaigns.

    Ironically, as illegal immigrants, DACA recipients are not allowed to be paid government workers.

  21. Looks like War is on the Horizon!! Maybe it it is they will let the Troops win for once.

  22. I remember when GW wanted to go after Saddam Hussein and Iraq.... long story short...he was told if we go in, it'll not be a quick ending.

    There will never be peace in the Middle East..... though it was monumental when Jimmy Carter got Awar Sadat of Egypt and Menachem Begin to become friends in 1981.

    I don't see anything like this happening with the other countries there.

  23. Things aren't looking too good for Biden.....not that they look promising either.

    On the Washington Examiner, it has an article that the whistle blower worked with Biden during the Obama Administration.... wow! No wonder Biden is screaming for Trump's impeachment!

    Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal
    by Rob Crilly, Steven Nelson, & David M. Drucker | October 10, 2019 06:24 PM


    What Joe Biden said to his son Hunter about Ukraine and Burisma shows he knew it was shady
    by Eddie Scarry | October 11, 2019 12:50 PM

    Here’s something the national media are very willing to overlook as they effortlessly dismiss even the possibility that Joe Biden and his son Hunter did anything fishy with regard to Ukraine: Both Bidens have publicly indicated that something was probably wrong.

    In an interview with a local radio show in New Hampshire, the former vice president said just this week that he “never” discusses the business endeavors of his family members because he wouldn’t want to make political or policy decisions that appear nepotistic. Oh, but wait — then he recalled that one time...

    “At one point that it came out that [Hunter] was on the board [of Ukranian gas company Burisma],” Biden recalled, “I said, ‘I sure hope to hell you know what you’re doing.' Period. I said that.”

    Asked by the interviewer Jack Heath what exactly it was that concerned Joe Biden about his son and Burisma, the 2020 candidate said, “What his job was.”

    Um, does anyone in the media have thoughts on what that chilling answer entails?

    Hunter was quoted in a New Yorker piece relaying the exact same anecdote in July: “Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do.’”

    What does it say about Hunter that, as a middle-aged man, his father felt the need to say something to him like, “I hope you know what you are doing,” or, as Joe Biden recalled it, “I hope to hell you know what you’re doing”?

    The last time my own father expressed such confidence in me, it wasn’t because I had just told him about my ambitions to cure cancer. The elder Biden clearly knew about the $50,000 per month arrangement and believed it was shady.

    It’s not in dispute that Hunter has a history of drug addiction and unnaturally lucrative business dealings that make no sense to anyone who has bothered looking into them. But there he was, aboard Air Force Two with dad, flying to China for investment negotiations. And he just happened to see his financial interests protected by his father who, while vice president, pressured Ukraine’s government to get rid of a prosecutor who had been investigating Burisma.

    Biden’s defense, with great assist from the media, is that a lot of other people also wanted that same prosecutor gone. The liberal website Vox last week triumphantly declared that it had seen proof that “GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense.” The proof was a 2016 letter signed by a handful of Republican senators who wanted a complete overhaul of Ukraine’s political system. At the very bottom of the letter, they say that call for “urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General's office and judiciary.”

    Wow, doesn’t that sound exactly like what Trump supposedly did — tell Ukraine that if it didn’t get rid of the prosecutor, it wouldn’t receive $1 billion in foreign aid? But never mind that, even if it did, the letter doesn’t prove that the questions about Joe Biden, Hunter, and Ukraine are “nonsense.” It only proves that there was overlap between what Biden and some Republican senators wanted. Democrats say they would like a productive relationship with Russia. Trump says the same thing. So where’s the Vox article about how the Democrat “attacks on Trump over Russia are nonsense?"

    Joe Biden has said very little about Hunter and Burisma, outside of sharing that one telling quote. Maybe we could start there if anyone was interested in finding out more.

  25. All I know is Trump rules the roast and is driving Dims over the edge. Winning!

  26. Don't have the details yet but Shep Smith from Fox is History!!!

  27. Lol... Best news I've had all day...

    1. Trump as a Rally tonight also, don't forget to watch....

  28. Want to bet on where his a shows up next? We all know he's not goi9ing to shut his A Hole
    Shepard Smith announced Friday that he will step down as Fox News Channel's chief news anchor and managing editor of the network's breaking news unit.
    Smith’s final edition of his afternoon program “Shepard Smith Reporting” aired Friday and the network will use a rotating series of news anchors in the 3 p.m. ET timeslot on what will now be known as “Fox News Reporting.”

    1. Smith continued: “So recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged. Under our agreement, I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future.”

      LIAR LIAR Pants on fire

  29. Well looks like I better go back to bed, this case of flu is kicking the hell out of me.

  30. I'm just guessing here but maybe Hunter is snuggled up under the blankets with Shepard Smith...

  31. Could be Very possible Stranger things have happened. And by the way Brrrr

  32. boodis freakin' jeeest….. 28 degrees outside!

  33. Dropped below 50 here. Freezing. Be 80 by noon though. This is winter in the California desert. Freaky weather. But at least we're not on fire up here. Not yet anyway.

  34. So Bettlejuice O'Rourke says the government will decide what is acceptable religious theology. Says we will accept mentally ill people claiming to be another sex as fact or suffer punishment at the hands of the government.

    And the people who applauded and cheered at that idea hate our President because he's "mean". So excuse me if I don't give even a small shit what these people think. They are totalitarian violent fascists who would impose their beliefs on us under force and violence. So if my President is "mean" to them I say right on.

    Remember, we either beat these people now at the ballot box or we'll be shooting our way out later.

  35. Shepard Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network But he reached a breaking point. Sometime in September, according to a well-placed source, he went to Fox News management and asked to be let out of his long-term contract. Tensions with the opinion shows were getting to be too much.The network's lack of a vocal defense for Smith following the incident bothered him and the whole episode factored into his decision to leave, according to a person familiar with the matter.Smith had an incredibly sweet gig, at least on paper. His most recent contract reached $15 million a year, according to a person familiar with the matter, far more than he would make at any other channel.

    But I heard from a person that heard from his friend that ole Shep dog had been doing things the old doggy way and is now PG.

  36. Here's a good read about that jerk Shep dog. But its also very true about a lot of so called conservative's claiming to be some thing or some body they really aren't. We all know about these people hiding . They need to be outed. and brought down.

  37. Lol... I saw that last night. Couldn't agree more...

  38. Yhep Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the mainstream media has shed its once-noble mission — the pursuit of the truth — and instead adopted a new purpose: to take down the president.

  39. Cowboys are shocked, shocked I tell ya.

  40. Maybe they watched the KC game

    1. I watched that game and the Browns game. All my teams are losing today. KC disappointed me today. %^《

  41. **suggestion** **suggestion**

    Got a suggestion for our next gathering - second Sunday in December (12-8) just as a suggestion of location, IHOP on 24 hwy in North Topeka or Dickey's BBQ on 24 hwy also in North Topeka.

    Disappointed in the Chiefs recent loss. But hopeful they'll turn things around.

  42. No better than they played they deserved to lose...

    But then again not only were they playing the Texans they were also up against the refs.

  43. yes, all those penalties.... good grief!

    Last weeks' game on the sideline when the camera showed Kelsey shoving one of the coaches is a good indicator that there's inner problems that needs to be worked on.

  44. p.s. been trying to look for Captain when I drive by his place.... haven't seen any signs of him being there. He may still be out of town??? who knows.

  45. wow... this is a first!!!! Needs to be a lot more apologizing for fake news from the main stream media!!!!!

    ABC News apologizes for airing fake Syria bombing footage
    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Monday, October 14, 2019

    ABC News apologized Monday after broadcasting a fake video claiming to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurdish civilians in northern Syria.

    During Sunday’s “ABC World News Tonight,” host Tom Llamas played footage “appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town.” In reality, the video was taken during a military gun demonstration in Kentucky and published to YouTube in 2017, Gizmodo reported.

    ABC News told Mediaite in a statement Monday that the fake video was also broadcast on “Good Morning America.” The network said it had launched an investigation into how the footage made it to air.

    “We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight Sunday’ and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” the network said. “ABC News regrets the error.”

  46. Part 1 of 2:

    Where’s the whistleblower? Key GOP questions about Schiff’s contact may never be answered
    by Susan Ferrechio | October 14, 2019 05:23 PM

    House Republicans are eager to ask the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry a variety of questions about the scope and frequency of his contact with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

    They also want to know about the California Democrat's role in orchestrating the complaint alleging President Trump sought Ukraine’s help investigating Joe Biden.

    But it is appearing more likely Republicans will never have the chance to ask the whistleblower any questions at all about how closely he worked with Schiff’s team.

    “At some point, both Schiff and the whistleblower came to the conclusion that his personal testimony stands to do more harm than good to both of them,” a Republican source who requested anonymity told the Washington Examiner.

    Republicans planned to ask the whistleblower a long list of questions about his contact with Schiff. Among the questions is whether Schiff directed the whistleblower to file his complaint with the intelligence community inspector general, which gave Schiff’s committee official jurisdiction over the matter and provided a platform for them to launch an impeachment inquiry.

    Schiff hasn’t made an announcement about the whistleblower’s appearance but it is looking increasingly likely he won’t be testifying at all, even though Democrats had once deemed his testimony crucial to their probe into Trump’s conduct during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Suddenly, the whistleblower has become irrelevant.

    “Given that we already have the call record, we don't need the whistleblower who wasn't on the call to tell us what took place during the call,” Schiff told CBS News on Sunday. “We have the best evidence of that.”

    Schiff has over the past two weeks gradually veered away from his effort to interview the whistleblower citing the need to protect the person’s safety and anonymity.

    But just weeks earlier, House Intelligence Committee Democrats were adamant about interviewing the whistleblower, even though he did not have first hand knowledge of the July 25 call.

    Democrats demanded acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire promise to allow the testimony before House lawmakers conducting the impeachment probe.

    “I was very pleased that the Director gave his personal assurance that that whistleblower would not only be protected, but when that whistleblower comes before our committee, and all that is remaining is to get the security clearances for his or her counsel, that when that whistleblower comes before our committee, there won't be any Department of Justice minder, no White House minder — no one to sit next to that whistleblower and try to circumscribe, redact anything that whistleblower has to say as it pertains to misconduct by the president or anyone around him,” Schiff told CNN last month.

    Schiff became less enthusiastic about hearing from the whistleblower following his admission on Oct. 2, provided by his press team directly to the New York Times, that his top staff on the intelligence panel had, in fact, been in contact with the whistleblower prior to the whistleblower filing a formal complaint about the call with the intelligence community inspector general.

  47. Part 2 of 2:

    Schiff’s admission contrasted his earlier claim that the panel had no communication at all with the whistleblower.

    And it drew sharp criticism from Republicans who cited it as evidence Schiff has been dishonest about his role in orchestrating the whistleblower complaint and subsequent leaks to the media.

    “So the whistleblower was communicating with team Adam Schiff behind the scenes?” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, said. “Well. This explains a lot, indeed.”

    Schiff has insisted he had no personal contact with the whistleblower and that only his staff handled the communication with the whistleblower, who approached the panel days before lodging the official complaint.

    “As Chairman Schiff has made clear, he does not know the identity of the whistleblower, has had no communication with them or their attorney, and did not view the whistleblower’s complaint until the day prior to the hearing with the director of national intelligence, when the office of the director of national intelligence finally provided it to the committee,” Schiff spokesman Patrick Boland told the Washington Examiner.

    Republicans believe the whistleblower’s contact with Schiff’s team was more significant than he has disclosed and say the GOP lawmakers on the panel would have compelled the whistleblower to testify about that contact.

    “Republicans are convinced that the contacts between Schiff, his staff, and the whistleblower were much more extensive than reported,” the GOP source said.“If we get a second round of media stories about Schiff being deceptive again, that would be really damaging to Schiff,” the GOP source said. “He doesn’t want to have to answer those questions.”

    Schiff has for weeks been building the case that the whistleblower believes his anonymity and safety would be threatened if he appears before the committee.

    Democrats cite Trump’s comments calling the whistleblower’s account of the call “a fraud” and the whistleblower’s lawyers wrote to Congress and called Trump’s comments about the whistleblower “dangerous for our client and any other whistleblowers.”

    Schiff, speaking to CBS News Sunday, said his priority is making sure “the whistleblower is protected,” now that other whistleblowers are surfacing and that the original whistleblower’s testimony “may not be necessary.”

    For Republicans, it will end any chance of finding out what guidance, if any, Schiff offered the whistleblower, when and how the whistleblower first contacted Schiff’s staff, whether the staff consulted with Schiff before advising the whistleblower, and what advice Schiff may have provided and whether they leaked any of the information to the media.

    “Schiff has never given a full account of it, so about the only way we could get that information is to question the whistleblower directly,” the GOP source told the Washington Examiner. “Now, conveniently, Schiff is closing off that possibility.”

  48. Obviously I could be wrong but if this thing does go to a trial in the senate the republicans will finally be able to force this traitor out of hiding.

    They will finally be able to compel witnesses to testify under oath. And I'm pretty sure they'll remind every one of them that the penalty for lying to congress under oath is a felony which could easily result in a lengthy prison sentence.

    And that my friends is just one reason this thing will never get that far.

    This whole thing is a scam. Am attempt to paint Trump as a traitor and turn his supporters against him.

    This thing is being orchestrated from deep inside the swamp.

    If these people are successful in getting rid of the President of The United States this country is screwed like it's never been screwed before.

    We're living in very dangerous times...

  49. yes we are Kevin, very much dangerous. just wished that the Congressional Republicans will stop yapping and start doing something about the damned demoNcrats!!!!!!

  50. Kevin maybe we need to get an APB on the bunkies who haven't been here in a while?

  51. Lol... Ah hell, Rikki, they've mostly moved on...

  52. And as for the K C Chef's. They cant even cook a Hot Dog let alone marshmellows.

  53. Lol... Ah hell, Rikki, they've mostly moved on...

  54. Lol... Ah hell, Rikki, they've mostly moved on...

  55. I hate to admit it Kevin, I think you're right on that sad to say. But there's a handful of us still here.