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.

  56. what is our country's public education coming to? I just read on the Washington Examiner where the Supreme Court rejected a challenge on a case in a lower court where the La Planta High School in Charles County, Maryland where a then junior in the school refused an assignment on "The Muslim World"....

    There's been some bone head decisions that the Supreme Court has made in the past (namely siding with the Phelps' in their horrible twisted picketing of funerals) and now siding with the public school in their teaching "The Muslim World" in their curriculum....

  57. Over the course of the last 30 or 40 years the left along with the help of the teachers unions have completely taken over public education.

    Just look around and you can see the results of their efforts.

    Kids have no idea why socialism is bad.

    Abortion has been drummed into their heads.

    The homosexual agenda has programmed into them since the very beginning.

    They know nothing about American history, the Constitution, or the rights they're willing to throw away.

    They accept without question that boys can be girls and girls can be boys simply by saying so.

    And they believe with all their know nothing ignorant little hearts that the world will end in just a few years due to global warming.

  58. Only good thing I can say for lose little nimp ca pochts is that they damn well better smarten up cause they are in for a very big surprise when their little world comes down on them. Of course trying to get anything thru their brainless empty hears will be a waste of time. So I hope they all get fooled.

  59. Sometimes I wished there were actually a time machine.... so that we could go back in time, and fix where things went askew starting with Madalyn Murray O'hair.

  60. Just saw this on the Washington Examiner.... Encouragement!

    'Rallies seem to have gotten bigger': Trump campaign says impeachment backfiring on Democrats
    by Steven Nelson | October 15, 2019 12:32 PM

    Senior officials for President Trump's reelection campaign say an impeachment push is backfiring on Democrats, pointing to a surge of new donors and anecdotal observations about rally size.

    "These rallies seem to have gotten bigger," a senior Trump campaign official told reporters Tuesday. "With this second witch hunt, this ridiculous talk of impeachment ... I think it's getting more people off the sidelines. It's not something people outside D.C. want."

    "In the last couple weeks we picked up 50,000 new donors. Fifty thousand — I mean, that's unheard of. And a lot of these people are not people who have given to campaigns in the past, a lot of these people are not people who have volunteered for campaigns in the past," the official said. "If I was on the other side, I would think that would be a loud message coming from people outside D.C., everyday Americans who are tired of these witch hunts."

    A second senior Trump campaign official pointed to the Republican National Committee's ongoing $2.3 million ad buy targeting freshman House Democrats in districts won by Trump, saying it's a reflection of confidence in public opposition to impeachment.

    Trump will speak this week at a rally in Dallas. Last week, he spoke at rallies in Louisiana, where he supported GOP governor candidates, and in Minnesota, which Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016. Campaign officials, speaking on a conference call, highlighted efforts to hold states Trump won in 2016 while flipping Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New Mexico.

    Although the Trump campaign cited intensifying support, polls show an uptick in support for impeachment — now around 50% — after a whistleblower revealed that Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The campaign did not provide statistics to support the claim about rally size, which is determined by factors such as venue size.

    The Trump campaign argued Tuesday the Ukraine controversy is a continuation of Democrats unfairly persecuting Trump.

    "The Democrats since the very beginning, since actually before the time where he took the oath of office, began plotting how to get rid of him," one official said. "At first, they had the Russia hoax. Of course, that fell apart ... and now they've moved on to this next wave of ideas for how they are going to impeach and remove the president."

    "What the Democrats are trying to do with this very partisan approach to removing a duly elected president of the United States makes a lot of people angry in the country," the official said. "A lot of what we're seeing in the states is organic. I think that just goes to show you how upset voters are."

  61. They have no idea what kind of price they're gonna pay for all this bullshit.

    But they will...

  62. First, I have to say, What kind of a Wuss CIA agent is it that would be worried about his or her "anonymity and safety being threatened? Huh?? I mean we are talking CIA Agent, Right? The ones that "defend" our security and safety! Then I have to ask, why, all of the sudden, the transcript of the phone call, which we have already seen, is apparently and suddenly "OK" according to "Shiff for Brains", when before he just had to have a person, the so-called "whistle-blower" testify on the same stuff that is in the transcript; A person who did not even hear the phone call personally, but is relying on someone else's interpretation of the call, which has now apparently also came out of the woodwork to "whistle-blow". How can you whistle-blow on something that is already public and available to the general public to see if they wish to?
    And who, when all of this is over will be the person that will primary against "Mittens" Romney, when the next election for his position comes up? There had better be someone because that ass-hole needs to go!
    My next question is When will the stupid-ass Dims who support this mess finally concede that their party leaders are a bunch of lying scum-bags that need to be voted out and locked up? Are they really that ignorant, stupid, or out to lunch, to continue to believe this crap?
    My next question is who are the dumb-asses that are giving answers to poll questions that suggest that Trump could be beaten by ANY of the current Dims running for President and also who are the ones that are now supposedly supporting impeachment that were not before? My guess is that either the polls are heavily being answered in Democratic parts of the country and/or the Trump supporters are doing what they did in the 2016 election and giving the polls false information!
    These are just a few of the questions that come to mind when I hear about all of this crap going on!

  63. I wish I had the answers you're looking for, Gary...

  64. What I do know is that for the time being there are more of us than there are of them.

    How much longer that lasts is what worries me...

  65. I'm so fed up with the crapola from the demoNcrats and also I'm more fed up with how the Congressional Republicans have let this crapola get this far! So far they've done nothing but flap their yaps - they need to get spine in the backs and guts in their bellies and start doing something to curb the bullshit from the demoNcrats!

  66. The real reason the demoNcrats are doing this and y'all are right.... and so is President Trump..... the demoNcrats know they will not win in 2020 so like in 2016 when they rigged their own Democratic Convention when they shafted Bernie for Hillary.... they are trying to rig the 2020 election.... every attempt they have tried has failed and the impeachment bs is going to fail too

  67. for now I'll say good night - tomorrow is another day -

    hugs~ Rikki

  68. Good Morning Y'all...

    Here's an up beat tweet from President Trump!

    Donald J. Trump

    95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Just won two Congressional Seats in North Carolina, & a Governors runoff in Louisiana, which Republicans should now win! Because of Impeachment Fraud, we will easily take back the House, add in the Senate, & again win Pres!

    6:25 AM - Oct 16, 2019

  69. Hey Sarge, you & Ghost doing ok?


    GOP candidate files ethics complaint against Adam Schiff over willingness to accept 'compromising material' on Trump during prank phone call
    by Madison Dibble | October 16, 2019 10:14 AM

    Adam Schiff’s 2020 challenger filed an ethics complaint against the Massachusetts congressman for his willingness to accept dirt on President Trump in an international prank call.

    Schiff’s Republican challenger, Jon Hollis, filed the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), citing his competitor's willingness to accept “compromising material” against the president from international agents as the basis of the complaint.

    At the time, Schiff believed he was speaking to a Ukrainian politician, but the call ended up being a bogus prank, which was recorded and posted online. In the call, Schiff discussed obtaining nude photographs of Trump from the foreign agents.

    Hollis, who has run several unsuccessful races against Schiff since 2001, wrote the OCE claiming that this attempt to get illicit photographs of Trump from the pranksters is “illegal collusion with foreign entities.”

    “This letter serves as an official complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) regarding Rep. Adam Schiff’s illegal collusion with foreign entities and misuse of taxpayer resources for opposition research on political enemies,” Hollis wrote in the complaint. “The evidence supporting Adam Schiff's violations of the law is compelling and irrefutable.”

    Schiff has denied that he did anything wrong in the prank call because he intended to loop the FBI into the investigation. Hollis, however, claimed in the complaint that Schiff was in the wrong for his attempt to include the FBI in his political endeavors against the president.

    “It is clear from the recorded phone call that Rep. Schiff knows he should not be trying to obtain opposition research on a political opponent from foreign nationals. He attempts to mask his wrongdoing by, on numerous occasions, mentioning that he will work with the FBI. In so doing, Rep. Schiff is attempting to involve the FBI in his corrupt attempt to obtain dirt on President Trump,” Hollis wrote. “The FBI should not be in the business of teaming up with politicians to use the power of government to dig up dirt on political opponents.”

    Schiff has been a leading Democrat in the impeachment inquiry against Trump on the basis that the president tried to pressure Ukrainian leaders to give dirt on his potential 2020 general election competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Oh wouldn't it be beautimus if Adam Schiff got voted out of Congress?!!

    1. Unfortunately he is in one of those Dem Strong-holds in California. Probably much like Mad Max Waters! I think they would vote for them even if they were running from the jail house! Just wish they could get him off of the Intelligence committee!

    2. Let's hope Gary that there's a mass cleaning of demoNcrats out of Congress in 2020.

  71. California is indeed a strange place. Talking to some long time residents up here where I live, (Trump country, by the way) they have no idea what happened to their state. How they went from a beautiful state filled with prosperity and an agricultural system that fed the county to streets filled with used needles, hobos and shit running down the sidewalks. The general consensus is that California decided to go full commie and hand stuff out to the mooches to buy vote. Free healthcare for illegals. Welfare for the hobos. Free everything except for the taxpayers. We pay through the ass.

    Interesting thing is, the people who are getting all the free stuff as a rule don't vote. Up here where I live there are little groups of the tweakers and criminals. Most of them are hiding out or have been sent here from Bakersfield so they don't have to deal with them. But they are too busy getting high and stealing to vote. Most of them don't have a permanent address, or have an address in another city hours away. So they're not voting, and I suspect that's more the rule than not. California cities are all shipping their homeless and criminals to other cities who ship them somewhere else until they end up places like where I live, where we are unincorporated so we have no resources to ship them elsewhere.

    Over half of the homeless in America live in California. And why not? It's warm, the dumpsters don't freeze shut. It's legal to camp anywhere. In the park, on the sidewalks, under the bridges. You can buy a broken down camper and park it anywhere and live in it. Take a shit on the sidewalk outside the door.

    This commie governor reduced the theft threshold to $1,000 so when they get caught burglarizing or shoplifting they just get a citation and set free. And they never show up for court. They barely exist within the system. They're all ghosts.

    So they can steal whatever they want. They never go to jail. If they do get arrested they're turned loose same day. They can live anywhere they want, shoot drugs, shit in the street or in your yard. Perfect place for homeless people to live.

    And these idiots here keep electing the same commies to shove more of this down their throats. And the state is virtually bankrupt with billions in unfunded lifetime pensions to pay. So they raise the taxes, drive out the workers and draw the bums and mooches. Pretty hopeless.

    1. You've simply moved from one Topeka to another. Just check something easy to read and accessible like wikipedia -
      " Bakersfield has consistently ranked as one of the least educated metropolitan areas in the United States.[65][66] A study by the Brookings Institution using 2008 data found that the proportion of Bakersfield metro adults age 25 and over with a bachelor's degree was the lowest (14.7%) of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States; that 100th-place finish was down from being ranked 95th in 1990.[67] "

      Then for personal reviews, check YELP. Here's a fairly standard critique of Bakersfield -

      "1.0 star rating12/30/2017
      Apparently run by "conservatives", this vile city north of L.A. has NO EXCUSE for it's problems:

      1) The air quality is WORSE than China. It absolutely must exceed California Air Quality standards. It smells like crap. You can't see the sky and visibility is very limited. It's filled with chemicals that make you high, make your heart and lungs hurt, and make you jaw. But if you ask, the hypnotized locals will say "it's just haze." Bull-s -- it's chemicals from the unregulated industry, drug manufacturing operations, and farmer's pesticides. Can we be honest?

      Who allows that?

      2) The city has so many homeless and crackheads that you absolutely cannot walk on the sidewalks. When you do, you are propositioned by drug dealers and whores. And, you catch diseases like MRSA. And your shoes will be covered with human urine.

      3) If you are white, you will turn heads everywhere you go with people challenging you and hating on you for your race.

      This city will take years off your life just breathing the air. The excuse that "it's cheap up here" is a crock of s---.

      4) There is so much methamphedimine up here but nothing is done about it. It is absolutely a third world country.

      They need to FIRE every elected official and invoke martial law."

      Ouch. It seems that nobody posting here understands simple economics. California is expensive because the demand to live there is high. Those who just can't cut it end up in what our draft dodging coward in the White House would call "shit holes" like Bakersfield. Yes, there are homeless in L.A. I've seen homeless people in Topeka.

      California has one of the biggest and most dynamic economies in the world. It is larger that the economy of Russia. I have family in California, and a sister who was on staff at Stanford Hospital. She and her husband loved Menlo Park. You've simply found yourself in bed with the "have nots". But how did we get to this point ?

      Since you're in California, do some research on Ronald Reagan. Okay, I'll do some for you. Reagan deinstitutionalized clinics, state hospitals, and many outpatient programs for the mentally ill. Yes, Saint Ronnie Reagan. Mommy probably told him one looked at her funny or something. Sadly Nancy, not everybody can afford Betty Ford's Clinic. Don't believe me ?

      The following is from a paper published by Penn State.

      "The lack of institutional care of critically mentally ill patients in the United States has become a complicated problem that has resulted in victimization, homelessness, and incarceration of these individuals. In 1967, the State of California was one of the first states to deinstitutionalize mentally ill patients when it passed the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Lyons, 1984). This act had a profoundly negative impact on the lives of the mentally ill. So, why would the Reagan Administration choose to end “the federal government’s role in providing services to the mentally ill” (Pan, 2013)? " and the link

    2. If you recall, California was once far more purple than blue. So when you attempt to understands the roots of so many problems we confront on our very own streets, look no further than your own back yard. Did you ever wonder why Topeka State Hospital closed ? When federal funding was pulled from these facilities, thousands of lunatics hit the streets not just in Topeka, but all across the country. Most homeless fall into one of three categories, 1- the insane, 2- the drug addicted ( and or also insane ), and 3- those who just cannot get the cash to get off the streets. The more successful a state is, the higher the cost of living, the more homeless you will find. Add to that a climate that makes being homeless at least tolerable, and the number goes way up.

      So you had better get used to it. But don't blame "liberal, commie, 'soshulist' policy - put the blame where it belongs.

      Back to work, but one last thing..... you're hero ( speaking of individuals presenting with an array of mental health issues ), is going down. Defections are weekly from staffers in the White House, to various departments. I have it on good source that the top brass at the Pentagon are absolutely disgusted with Trump's disastrous policies in the Middle East. We have left one of our few allies, the Kurds to fend for themselves. They had kept ISIS in check, and placed according to State Dept. sources around 10,000 ISIS terrorist in prison. Well, they're getting out. Cadet Bone Spurs has no clue what he's doing. And while the person who goes by 'Rikki' thinks the republican sun continues to rise, polls across the board say otherwise. But when your source is the Examiner... really, the Examiner ??!! of course your information is flawed. Like the Washington Times, Breitbart, Drudge, etc. it is simply not taken seriously and has been called out hundreds of time for twisting facts. But that's what the group that like to call itself republican does. It's difficult to cover up stories like the two Ukrainian oligarchs who tried to escape only to be caught in the act at Dulles Intl Airport. They had been in bed with Giuliani. Now insiders say Giuliani is going to sing. Your path ahead does not look good.

    3. You really must be off your meds this time Blue - geesh don't you ever grow tired of spewing bullshit?!!!!!!!

    4. Blue.... you predicted that Hillary would win.... wow you were really off the mark then and your worse now.... you must be so used to fooling yourself with the bullshit that you spew.....

    5. oh, one more thing Blue.... you can't even think up original lines of bullshit... you have to copy and paste your croakings of crapola from bullshit websites....

      You're as fake as the "do nothing demoNcrats" in Washington!

  72. Safe, I used to live in the LA area in the 1961 - 1973. Visited So. Calif. 1994 and again 1996 - definitely could see changes then and I believe you when you say it's indeed strange - not like how I remember it.

    Hoping that there's a mass cleaning of demoNcrats out of Congress like what President Trump is predicting in his tweet this morning.

    Seeing the San Gabriel Mountains and Mt. Baldy on clear days was a sight from the distance (when the smog has blown out to sea for a few days). I also miss listening to the breakers come ashore at the beach. Other than that I don't miss the smog and the multitudes.

    Good will overcome - we need to keep the faith and never give up.

  73. well if this isn't a tell tale sign of trouble for the demoNcrats....

    "The fourth Democratic presidential debate saw a sharp decline in television ratings compared to the party's first one in June."


    That should be proof enough for Blue to realize that he's on the wrong side of the political realm..... all this crapola from the demoNcrats ever since before Donald Trump's inauguration and everything that followed since then has the whole of America fed up with the criminal shenanigans of the demoNcrats.... I agree with Donald Trump and everyone else.... the demoNcrats will lose the house and seats in the Senate and Donald Trump will be elected to a 2nd term and with Liddy Warren now front runner of the demoNcrat presidential hopefuls.... she's no competition at all.... Trump will will easily.

  74. LMAO... I love it when Blue's happy.

    He's happy because he's sure they got Trump this time.

    Rachael Madcow promised him that this time it's fer sure...

    What I enjoy even more is how sad, depressed and borderline suicidal he gets every time reality kicks him in the balls.

    MAGA BABY!!!

  75. Hey dipshit. I don't live in Bakersfield. Never said I did. Reading comprehension? Didn't think so.

    By the way, it's your hero, not you're hero genius. Boy, for a self proclaimed brilliant internet doctor you sure make a lot of grammatical errors.

    And yes, California has a homeless problem. Topeka does not. California has half of America's homeless living here. And LA, San Fran, two liberal enclaves are destroyed at this point by homeless drug addicts living on the streets. They are miserable shitholes unless you got the bucks to live outside the ghetto. Topeka on the other hand, not so much. Affordable, jobs to be had, homes to be bought and no camps of drug addled hobos living in tent cities downtown. So, no comparison.

    But thanks for playing you commie bastard. Now crawl back in your hole and promise us again how you'll never read America's blog again you lying sack of shit.

  76. Don't chew your finger nails, Faux Doc.

    Just a piece of advice...

  77. Oh I get it SSAH, you live close to the "Lake Sherwood" of Bakersfield. Whatever ..... I will admit it's difficult to engage in any sort of polemic protocol with a rabid crowd, unaware of junior high level polemics. You haven't supported anything with a respected source.  

    Physicians engage in gallows humor, maybe to relieve stress. Informing families of an imminent death isn't easy, and too many people know common medical jargon, e.g. 'coding','code blue' "presenting with algor mortis', most people can figure these terms out.  Someone spinning out of control to the same extent the Dear Leader is, would be said to be "PBAB", or "pine box at bedside". The man is losing it, and it is finally starting to concern republicans. Don't think so ? You need to consult legitimate sources.

    Consider - Oct. 16, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. EDT President Trump stood in a crowded East Room on Wednesday afternoon with the Italian president at his side, scores of aides and reporters at his feet, and a bank of cameras relaying his words to millions.Yet he seemed alone against the world.The House on Wednesday condemned his sudden Syria pullout in a lopsided 354-to-60 vote. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) repeatedly branded Trump’s actions “a mistake.” The Italian president visited the White House with rebukes from Europe on Syria, NATO and trade. U.S. officials, defying Trump, continued their damaging testimony to the congressional impeachment inquiry. Authorities arrested a fourth associate of Rudy Giuliani.And Trump acted the way he increasingly has lately: as if the walls are closing in. Trump lashed out, indiscriminately, in all directions. His unfocused rage was as cogent as a primal scream and as subtle as a column of Turkish tanks. " Source -By Dana Milbank ColumnistOct. 16, 2019 at 7:01 p.m. EDT

    And if that's not bad enough... this -

    " Oct. 16, 2019, 3:15 PM EDT / Updated Oct. 16, 2019, 4:30 PM EDT By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote.Yeah, everything is great in Trump world. You people are being played for fools, and the rats are jumping ship.