Open Thread – Weekend 14 May 2022
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John Durham, Michael Sussman and Hillary Clinton.
I suspect that while Durham won’t be sacked as a Special Prosecutor, he may be having his funding severely restricted, so that by the time he can indict HillBillary and Co, the statute to limitations will have run its course, and she won’t be going to gaol.
But two can play that game, as Durham appears to be showing – if he gets a whole lot of stuff that seems unrelated (or is only marginally related) to the Sussman case on the public record, he may not be able to indict HillBillary but he can certainly have enough information on the public record to allow a Republican Congress to impeach her and thereby prevent her running for President in 2024.
Now THAT would be worth seeing happen – basically, “You may avoid the legal consequences due to your political connections, but you will still be paying a price for what you did.”
Husband was just having lunch & commented on the massive bill incurred by the government annually in the employment of consultants.
It occurs to me that the argument that there is a huge transfer of wealth going on in western countries is correct. And that this transfer of wealth is to the minions of the bloated bureaucracies employed by western governments.
” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit
Drives me crazy.”
This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely. And a modern 5.7+ litre V8 with fuel injection will still return better than 9L/100km (that’s > 30mpg!) on a country trip.
Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.
“Judge Christopher Cooper, appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama, will preside in the trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The proceeding begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
Teal sheilas a good investment…….
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May 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
May 17, 2022 at 9:38 am
Dogs usually bring out the best in people and for that reason I would be loathe to take them away on the basis of carbon footprint …
If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.
May 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm
” the first car will only overtake at the speed limit
Drives me crazy.”
This is why you need a ridiculously overpowered V8 for country cruising – being able to zap up to 140-160 from 80 in 3 seconds or less lets you get past the slow-pokes on even the shortest stretch of broken centre-lines, and do it safely
You don’t need a monster V8.
Mine is just a touch over 2 litres.
Diesel plus turbo.
I set the speed limiter warning at 130. If I put the boot into it from about 80-90, the speed limiter Bing Bong! usually goes off before I get level with the car in front.
I am sure sfw will be here shortly telling me I deserve “one with the lot”, but cops with ticket quotas tend to think like that.
The safest course of action is to spend as little time on the wrong side of the road as practicable.
“If you are signing Animals Australia and PETA petitions regarding battery hens, live sheep exports, horse racing etc and you own a dog, you need to head to the hall of mirrors and take a good hard look at yourself.
Because their end game is getting rid of domestic pets.”
Correct, which is why I would never ever give a penny to them. Same with any organisation with the words “Animal Justice” in their name.
As for Animals Australia, I find it highly ironic (or moronic) that one of their board members is Melissa Parke, former ALP member for Fremantle and recent ALP candidate for Curtin (back in 2019…..she failed). Parke is a staunch advocate for the Palestinians, an apologist for the murderous theocratic regime running Gaza and a well known Israel hater…she supports the BDS. Unlike in Israel, concern for animal welfare in Gaza and the West Bank is virtually non-existent. And given what the Pallies do at Ramadan to goats and how they slaughter them, I’ve never heard Parke condemn any of that. I suppose her outrage is selective……she is a leftist after all.
Even managed to get a commemorative snap of the RAV4 in the tuart forest south of Perth from the RTA. Anyone who has driven one would realise they are comparatively rare.
If that was the tuart forest near Ludlow, you can console yourself knowing that the camera operator is now most likely suffering from either or both Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, both of which are endemic in that forest.
“Kneel – The judge is an Obama appointee.”
True BoN, but consider – it is now on public record that 22(?) of the emails previously claimed to be “privileged” are not so privileged, and also that the DoJ has a copy of them, even if they can’t use them in the Sussman trial (unless defense wants to dispute certain matters, which of course they won’t, being the same lawyers representing HFA and DNC – a conflict of interest that Durham has already pointed out).
However, since they are not privileged and are in the possession of DoJ, they can presumably be subpoenaed by the House or Senate and “reviewed” by those august bodies at their leisure – which the GOP could certainly do if they take control of both those houses come November.
Furthermore, if it is shown at trial that HFA (“Hillary For America”) or the DNC “created” the Steele Dossier purely as “oppo” (opposition research – which the indictment indicates Durham can show they did) and then attempted to drag the FBI and CIA into investigating Trump and others by supplying it as factual and “not from any client or company” as Sussman’s SMS to the FBI legal head says, then this is also on the official record, and even if Durham does not have the resources to collate, collect and otherwise organise an indictment prior to the statute of limitations running out, it is still usable as “evidence” in an impeachment against HRC running for President, by making her not a “fit and proper person” (or whatever the wording is) to hold such an office, or even if she manages to dodge it and becomes President – such impeachments being at the whim of the house and senate and not constrained in the same manner as the judiciary.
Durham isn’t stupid, is very methodical and IMO a patriot. If he thinks he is being set up to fail, he may be doing what he is to make sure there is a “poison pill” for the DNC and Hillary in what he actually can get done. As I said, it may mean they don’t serve any time in gaol for it, but they may still get “smashed” by it in other ways, most especially political ways. Which is rather a delicious irony, isn’t it – you use political connections to “save” yourself from gaol, but that tactic also ruins you politically if there is a sharp operator on the “other side”. And Durham is nothing if not “sharp”. So Hillary the the top DNC brass may find themselves on the “outer” with enough of the plebs to be a real problem for them personally and politically. And not just them, but also Biden and the DoJ appointees as well. Noice – couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of grubs, eh?
Still, none of it may happen for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the GOP’s resolution to “get” such people has traditionally been very low – they often seem more concerned with what the New York Slimes says about them than reality, or what their voters want. I just put it out there as my take on what may be in the works. There’s still a lot to play out yet, and much we don’t know and may never know, but the above scenario seems possible at this time.
Lefties regard no personal sacrifice as too great, including close relatives and truth:
Robyn’s children say their mum was a “fit and healthy” 77-year-old they expected to have around for another 10 to 15 years.
She got her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in July 2021.
Within weeks Robyn went from doing her own shopping and loading firewood to being paralysed, relying on her children and hospital staff to hand-feed her.
She also experienced delusions and hallucinations.
“It was horrendous, like torture,” her daughter Jo said.
“It was watching your world suffer … she suffered so much.”
She died in hospital on September 5 last year, leaving four children, six grandchildren and three cats.
The cause of death listed on her death certificate is “Guillain-Barre syndrome in the setting of recent AstraZeneca vaccination”.
The kids are cool with it, the Greater Good and so on. Jerks.
Robyn’s four children, Kris, Kate, Jo and Ross, are all vaccinated and fully support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“I know the odds are very small and I believe in the vaccination program,” Ross said.
Kate said a federal health department official has offered to put them in touch with someone from Services Australia who could help them fill out the form three times, but no help has been forthcoming.
They said they believed they were entitled to a lump sum payment of $70,680 plus funeral expenses, but they have questions about how the scheme works.
“As it reads it feels like pain and suffering for someone who died is not valued,” Ross said.
Having your cake and eating it is called to mind.